Colby’s grand plan to get Taylor eating out of the palm of his hand — for the good of the dead Ross murder case, and of course, not personal gain — culminates in an evening of oiled up bodies in close quarters.
He flatters her, buys her coffee and introduces her to Willow who runs the gym so she can even pick up some clients since she’s a massage therapist.
It’s just too good to be true, and Dean agrees. They get along too well so she must be playing him.
Taylor shows up at Angelo’s office all dressed up and ready for a hot date.
But Angelo isn’t interested.
There’s a big break in the case and they’ve tracked down the getaway car and rushes off.
So with her evening now free, Taylor turns up at Colby’s house with her massage table at the ready to repay him for his generosity.
Also no one else is home which is the just amazing since about 11 people live there.
But back to the unfolding situation.
There’s a few particularly cringe-worthy lines that indicate this is going to be more than a massage.
However, I am very glad that this all happened after the massage so that the young viewers don’t confuse the distinction between OK touching and not OK touching.
Their hands creep towards each other. Then they lean in for a kiss, hesitate then really go for it.
I’m still not buying into it but I guess we’ll know if Colby’s risk brings in the reward if or when Taylor tells him about the update in dead Ross’ case.
Amber has been working hard to put a wedge between Dean and Ziggy.
It seems to be having the desired effect because the pair bicker in the garage over Jai – Dean’s new son.
Ziggy pretty much tells him she’s not moving forward with their relationship until Dean figures out with Amber their arrangements with Jai.
Almost immediately Dean receives his first assignment as a dad.
It’s babysitting duty and he’s stoked because he’s still at that stage where he can pass the kid back at the end of the day when they’re tired and grumpy for the real parents to deal with.
When Amber returns from her busy day of taking John to the listening centre — he can drive again — Dean reiterates that they need to sort out boundaries and a plan for their co-parenting.
Next up is Tane and Mac and things are growing more awkward between them now that she’s living with them. Tane, egged on by seeing her delicate collar bones in the bath, can’t help but think it should be him who wins her heart.
But hasn’t Tane’s character developed from bad boy into a considerate young man.
In the spirit of Ari’s happiness, Tane requests to be put on opposite shifts to Mac to avoid seeing each other.
It’s also conveniently timed because Ari pretty much proclaims his love for Mac and they too spend the day — yes day because no one goes to work — canoodling.