Soon afterwards, Lucas is swayed when Lou points out that family should always come first. Resolving to temporarily let go of Chris, Lucas wavers when he realises the garage is the young mechanic's only respite. Ultimately choosing to stick by Chris, Lucas fails to conceal Paul's machinations. Realising the pressure Lucas is under, Chris hands in his resignation.
Meanwhile, Toadie and Sonya disagree about whether they'd like to learn the baby's sex. Sonya is adamant that it should be a surprise, so Toadie yields. However, when he discovers there are allegedly other ways of determining an unborn child's gender, Toadie goes on a mission to surreptitiously find out! When a confused Sonya works out what he's up to and realises how invested he is becoming, she decides they may as well know for sure. The couple are overjoyed to learn they're having a girl.
Elsewhere, determined to uncover his talent as a painter, Lou switches to abstract art. Undeterred by Vanessa's doubtful reaction, he resolves to prove her wrong by seeking a professional opinion. Lou is vindicated when his work is selected for an exhibition.