The episode beings with Angelo and Taylor getting into the day drinks — so far the only thing they have in common — and Anglo goes on about how Colby is “dirty” and “up to his eyes” in murder.
I feel like we’ve heard this all before and to be honest, the majority of the episode follows suit as a filler until the good stuff happens.
Angelo is going to tirelessly dedicate himself to work night and day so he can put Colby away for dead Ross’ murder and then whisk his wife away from Summer Bay.
It’s good news because Taylor can scurry off to her affair with Colby and keep him up to date.
“You were right, Angelo has it in for you,” she says. “He thinks Ross Nixon was killed by you.” The scene is shot unbelievably close to their faces, adding a bizarre aspect, even though this is nothing new.
Colby and his hideous post-sex hair strut home from a hot rendezvous the next morning to find Anglo waiting. But Colby doesn’t stop at all and he’s in such a good mood, he apologizes for ALL the paperwork and even extends his hand for a handshake that’s not approved.
Angelo catches Taylor and sees that she’s sparkling. But as though he hadn’t worked it out yet, he keeps pulling out a confused smile.
The discussion eventually switches to the case because the producers have not bothered to give them a personality or any interests other than wine and Colby Thorne related matters.
Angelo reflects on the odd demeanour of Colby, which Taylor leaps in to defend. “No, he wasn’t alone, there were other witnesses,” she blurts out, and then, thick Angelo brings the crumbs together.
Angelo has stationed outside Colby’s house himself, perhaps for good. For the third time this week, Amber regales Dean’s turbulent childhood with Karen and Dean tells us about how angry he is.
Colby tells Dean, “She doesn’t know the new Karen, she’s only able to base her opinion on the old one.”
But Amber stands her ground, and Dean, the pushover, really decides to lie forever to his mom if it means he can be in the life of Jai.
Dean then runs home to turn his tank into a t-shirt and removes his tattoo, which makes little sense other than that on another day it was shot and it wasn’t sharpened on him.
I’m so distracted by the shirt that I can’t even pay attention to the conversation between Colby and Dean.
But then Dean says, “He thinks I’m 100 per cent responsible for the murder of Ross,” referring to Angelo just in case you missed out on episodic weeks and were not aware of it.
Finally, Justin’s nightmare continues, and when Budget McDreamy doesn’t tell Tori about Justin’s new performance, she takes it on herself to pounce on him for answers when he’s down and, of course, stationed in the diner.
As Justin puts it, “at least this time she’s not blaming herself,” so she’s not taking the news well and consulting McDreamy’s budget and showing again that they’re a strong team.
Since I now have a new interest in the Christian closet, it really gets my attention to the next bit.
Budget McDreamy wanders in and he’s accessorized with a flat cap that somehow gives him enough confidence to ask Tori on a date just when I had agreed that his outfit was very usual today.