14 March 2008
Charlotte's short-lived friendship with the girls is over. She demands loyalty from Lewis by saying he cannot talk or have anything to do with Rikki, Emma, or "especially Cleo". Lewis only reluctantly agrees, hoping it's just temporary. Meanwhile, Cleo is having difficulty evading washing the dishes, since Kim stopped doing it for her, much to Don's displeasure. Upset at her father's pressuring and Lewis's avoidance of her, Cleo escapes and meets Charlotte. Using her unfair advantage - her additional powers and strength - Charlotte beats Cleo in a brief showdown, steals her locket, and tells Cleo that Lewis no longer wants anything to do with her. Rikki and Emma tell Cleo to stay away from Charlotte and Lewis, and no longer listen to her, refusing to help. Feeling crushed, heart-broken and helpless, she tries to call Lewis, but Charlotte has stolen his phone. After sending a heartbreaking voice message explaining how Lewis has let her down badly, Cleo swims into the ocean and runs away from home. Cleo's dad finds out shes missing and calls Emma and Rikki. They both look for Cleo but they can't find her. Meanwhile at the JuiceNet Charlotte goes for some juice and Lewis hears his phone ringing in Charlotte's bag and is stunned when he hears Cleo's message. Realizing that Charlotte has been trying to isolate him from his friends, Lewis doesn't hesitate to leave the café with Emma and Rikki, who arrived and told him of Cleo's disappearance. Meanwhile, Cleo mistakenly winds up in a shark-breeding ground, and finds herself being hunted. After figuring out Cleo's location with Max's help, Lewis heads for his boat, just as Charlotte catches up with him. When Charlotte attempts to remind him that he was no longer supposed to talk to Cleo anymore, Lewis proceeds to interrogate her over why she stole his phone, in the process eventually figuring out that Cleo had not simply given her the locket as Charlotte had claimed. Seeing Charlotte's true colors, Lewis breaks up with her, goes to save Cleo, and gets back together with her after apologizing for his behavior. Unfortunately, by choosing Cleo over Charlotte, Lewis has created an enemy more powerful than they could imagine.
Lewis and Cleo renew their relationship in this episode.
Cleo: What is going on? The dishes aren't done and dad's going crazy.
Kim: I'm not your slave!
Cleo: Of course not. I pay you!
Kim: Yeah but, I can't be bothered anymore. Sorry, I quit.
Don: Your home. Good. The dishes?
Cleo: Oh, right. Sure. Can I just get changed first?
Don: Cleo, we share the chores in this house. You should have done them this morning when I asked.
Cleo: I'm sorry! Look, I'll do them soon.
Don: NOW CLEO!
Cleo: OK! I'm just getting changed first!
Charlotte (to Cleo): Look at you. You call yourself a mermaid. Your pathetic. (takes necklace) You don't deserve this. It was my grandmother's. And now it's mine. Just like it always should have been.
Cleo (leaving voice-mail for Lewis): Lewis, you really let me down. I always thought that you um, you were on my side and I was on yours. I thought deep down, that you, um, still cared for me. I guess I was wrong.
Lewis: Did she really just give you that? (Cleo's necklace) Be honest with me.
Charlotte: (scoffs) Of course not. I made her.
Lewis: Well what's that supposed to mean?
Charlotte: It means she lost Lewis. In more ways than one. (Lewis walks away) Don't do this Lewis, if you leave, that's it. Understand? You know you can't have it both ways Lewis. Your going to have to choose: its her or me.
Lewis: There really is no choice Charlotte. I never wanna see you again.
Charlotte: What, so you're dumping with me?
Lewis: It's just us. You and me? If you wanna.
Cleo: You mean as friends?
Lewis: I mean a lot more than friends. (Cleo and Lewis kiss)