At the beginning of the 5th episode, Lewis (Gary Sweet) heads to the school. He becomes upset when he finds Kyle (Dan Hamill) in his parking place. Nonetheless, Kyle refuses to budge. Kyle approaches Nick (Hugh Sheridan) and speaks with him briefly. It is clear the two men have some type of history. Seconds later, Justin (Firass Dirani) kicks a ball and it crashes into Lewis’ privates. Afterwards, Nick learns that his account has had a 3,000 dollar overdraft. Miss Looby (Louise Siversen) interrupts and reminds Nick about the upcoming talent show. Nick brings together, Lewis, Justin and Mark (Rhys Muldoon). They all jam together. Lewis escorts Nick out with the intention of showing him something business related.
Abi (Natalie Saleeba) speaks with Gemma (Julia Morris) at work. They speak about the upcoming talent show. Nurse Toni (Denise Scott) overhears their conversation. Toni interrupts and reminds Gemma she has a job to do. Lewis takes Nick to a local building, which is currently up for rent. Lewis suggests they could use the building for the new business. Nick seems hesitant, but he is eager to get his hands on the money he needs. At work, Nurse Toni tells Abi she would like to join the talent show. She displays her singing skills. After the performance, Abi tells Gemma about the encounter. Seconds later, Gemma gets a call from Lewis, who is experiencing painful privates. She tells him to put ice on them.
Moments later, Mark meets with Nick and explains he wants to take the business partnership one step further. He confesses he wants to invest in the business. Nick is quick to demand 3,000 dollars. When Nick returns home, he finds Rachel (Jane Allsop) crying. He discovers that Rachel’s husband has stopped paying the mortgage. Nick promises to give her the money she needs. Nick meets up with an old colleague and begins setting up a gambling session. Justin visits Lewis and finds him sitting on a packet of frozen peas. Justin helps get Lewis to the hospital. Abi is given order to care for him. However, Lewis doesn’t feel comfortable with her. During their conversation, he watches Gemma’s interactions with other patients. Nick arrives out of nowhere and gets Lewis to sign the paperwork for the building.
Meanwhile, Mark and Rachel begin preparing for advertising. Mark notices paperwork for a building lease. Nick and his friend tour the building. Mark arrives and is introduced to Buzz (Christian Grant). Nick pretends that Buzz is a parent interested in their new music program. Once Buzz leaves, Mark tries to get Nick involved in an instrument auction. Nick doesn’t seem interested in the least. Back at the hospital, Lewis is given his diagnosis. He also learns that the problem could be sexually transmitted. Nick begins preparing for the poker night, before Mark visits again. This time, Nick lashes out at his buddy and sends Mark fleeing. Lewis tells Gemma about his condition. He seems to blame her for the problem, since it is potentially sexually transmitted. Nick returns home and plays with Atticus (Jagger Serafin). Then, he spends time with Rachel.
Later, Lewis, Justin and Mark get together and practice for the talent show. They wind up arguing. Nick finally joins them moments later. Lewis takes off, when Nick answers his phone. Mark sticks around and plays with Nick. Later that night, Kyle meets up with Nick and requests his money back. Nick promises to get it, but asks for one more day. In the morning, Gemma and Abi get prepared for the show. They also learn that Lewis is taking a new medication, so his condition wasn’t sexual transmitted. He is forced to apologize to Gemma moments later. Mark heads to the school, in hopes of rehearsing. He contacts Nick, who is currently playing poker. After Nick wins big, Kyle enters and forces him to stick around a little bit longer. The talent show continues and Nick is still nowhere to be found. The boys go looking for him and catch him playing poker. They leave him behind.
Meanwhile, the girls take to the stage and perform. The men try to delay as long as possible. Nick arrives just in the nick of time. Nonetheless, the women wind up winning the contest. Afterwards, the guys learn that Nick is planning to move in with Rachel.
House Husbands Review
The 5th episode of House Husbands was probably the best thus far. It was definitely a little cheesy with the music and what not, but nonetheless, it was still the best episode yet. The guys finally learned about Nick’s gambling habit. He also had no qualms about taking their money to use for his own nefarious reasons. Now, they’ll be forced to make a big decision. Do they tell Rachel the truth? All in all, the episode was good. An 8 out of 10 is deserved. Catch up with previous recaps of House Husbands now.