Series 4 Episode 9 - Most Foul, Strange and Unnatural
Wolf suspects a foul plot afoot, as Van and Munter both get rude awakenings.
Munter is staying with Van, but this is having its drawbacks, especially in the morning. Van is goaded into suggesting Munter make up with Kasey, since the score on the infidelity stakes is one all, but Munter doesn’t see it this way. Judd makes the mistake of being sympathetic. Kasey is far too unhappy to work and this is testing Cheryl’s patience. She’s forced to press gang a reluctant Pascalle into doing some Hoochie Parties, which means leaving Wolf to baby sit.
Everything is going to turn out exactly the way we want.Loretta
Wolf meanwhile has worries of his own. Despite his objections, Nicky and Loretta seem to be an item, and seem to be cooking up something to do with Lloyd. Wolf feels increasingly sidelined and suspicious. Indeed Nicky and Loretta are planning some kind of job, and Nicky wants Wolf’s involvement, but Loretta doesn’t want to make it too easy. But when Nicky wants Wolf’s help with a bank sponsored scheme to train underprivileged youth, Wolf has had enough of being lied to and tells Nicky to stuff his job. Sheree is not pleased about this, but now Nicky lets Wolf know that he was right to have suspicions, because . . . Lloyd’s bank branch takes delivery of a whole lot of pokie money every couple of weeks, which could be uplifted – and they’d like Wolf’s help with that. When Wolf realises ‘they’ is Nicky and Loretta he takes his daughter to task. But she’s not about to be put off because ‘girls don’t do crime’, and has put some thought into the job. But she goads Wolf. Maybe he just hasn’t got the bottle to do this himself anymore? Sheree encourages Wolf to get involved, and Wolf meets the conspirators to hear and critique their plan. Loretta takes him to the bank, where she has the cleaning contract, and therefore access, and a key to get closer to the strong room. She is confident that Wolf is in – as now he delivers his verdict. Which is: that this is a half-arsed plan, and foolish, because they are far too closely connected to Lloyd. He orders and forbids Loretta to get involved. Sheree is pissed off to hear this, and calls Wolf’s manhood into question.
Meanwhile, Loretta has set the cat among pigeons by revealing that Munter is as bad, if not worse, than Kasey. Cheryl responds by ordering Munter to go sort it, but he refuses, so gets evicted from the West House. The next problem is that Kasey should be told. Judd is reluctant to take Munter in, but after he’s beaten up by an angry Kasey, Judd has no choice but to give him refuge. Pascalle is now fully supportive of Kasey, but unfortunately for Cheryl, this doesn’t include encouraging her to get back to work. Judd and Cheryl shoulder the burdens of the proud ex-lovers who will not back down. They’re both aware that this could apply to them.
And now Wolf arrives to visit Cheryl, a man burdened. He doesn’t reveal the full extent of his Loretta problems, but Cheryl offers the clue to a different approach. And Wolf also reveals something more telling, that maybe he’s thinking of giving up crime, going straight. This is all fairly huge, but now he goes off to deal to more immediate problems. This means smacking Nicky, and making a heartfelt appeal to Loretta, asking her not to do the job. Loretta can tell that he is sincere and is moved. But will this win the day? Wolf lets Sheree know that if she wants to stay with him, it will be on his terms, because he’s not about to change. And she seems to bow to those terms. Nicky is annoyed that Wolf has turned down the job, and fears that he might even try to steal it for himself. But now we find that Loretta has no intention of heeding her father. They will be going ahead, with a new plan, and one that will work out well for them. But who ‘they’ might be is another matter.