- Lata's father drops her off at school for her first day.
- Brett quite fancies her(!)
- Jack tells Gaby that he wants access to baby Zac.
- She tells him he won't see him again - ever.
- Lata's dad is strict about her talking to Brett.
- Jack tells Gaby that he's going to take legal action over his access to Zac.
GABY: I have got every right to keep my son from you! No judge in the world would think *you'd* be a fit and proper father!
JACK: Gaby, I've told you, things have change, if you would just give me a chance!
GABY: No! You said you wouldn't do this, now why can't you just stay out of our lives?!
PAM: Gaby...if we could just take a moment...
GABY: NO!! I don't want him in my house, and he is *not* going to be a father to my son!
Doug and Cody have just come in.
JACK: What happened between us has got nothing to do with my worth as a father!
GABY: Yes, it has.
DOUG: What's going on?
GABY: Dad, please just get rid of him, I don't want to talk to him!
Pam tries to calm the situation down, but Jack insists that Zac is his child too. Doug shows Jack out. Gaby sits on the sofa and cries in temper.
Helen tells Vikram that he's looking tired. He explains that Lata is doing OK in school, but he hopes she's going to mix with the right crowd. Helen says she's sure he can trust Brett.
Brett is moaning that he still doesn't have a darts partner. Lata looks interested and Brett explains what's involved. Rick tells them that the venue has changed to the Coffee Shop.
Doug and Jack are having a chat, man- to- man. Jack says he doesn't really want to take Gaby to court, he just wanted her to know he was serious about seeing Zac.
JACK: I'm the boy's father, Doug. I have a say, you know...how would you feel if you were me?
DOUG: He's a great little kid, young Zac. But you're not going to get anywhere with Gaby by giving her a hard time. It's early days yet, takes a while for a woman to get over giving birth.
DOUG: She could change her mind.
Gaby has put Zac down to sleep. Cody tells Pam that Jack is a loser. Gaby seems to have come around a bit, though. She is looking thoughtful.
CODY: I don't know why you're wasting your time talking about it!
PAM: He's the father of Gaby's child, that's why! Can't change that.
Helen is doing Tai Chi wearing Japanese- looking pyjamas. Rosemary comes over and tells her the sale of the Waterhole to Cheryl will take 90 days. She's off to the clinic to see Debbie, and asks after Gaby.
ROSEMARY: Can a single mother run Lassiter's and bring up a baby at the same time?
HELEN: She can if her name's Gaby Willis!
ROSEMARY: No. It's a full- time job. My intuition tells me that you can only do one thing or the other.
HELEN: We shall see. But I'd put money on her staying the distance. She's very determined.
ROSEMARY: So am I. And ten dollars says she won't cope.
ROSEMARY: Oh...you're on!
Brett and Danni are teaching Lata to play darts. Beginner's luck is with her and she is doing very well.
Butza comes in and gives them a copy of the play outline Year 11 are doing at the end of the year. Danni asks Butza if she's still on for the darts competition.
Lata asks Brett if they can be partners. Brett is worried about Vikram, but Lata says she'll says she's going to an audition for the play! Brett looks worried.
DOUG: All he wants is to get to know his son. He doesn't expect any sort of relationship with Gaby.
PAM: Nor should he.
DOUG: He doesn't, love. He knows he stuffed that.
PAM: He certainly did.
DOUG: I can see his point about the kid, can't you? Anyway, it's in the boy's interests to have a few blokes around when he's growing up...I won't be there forever. Look, I know Jack would make a lousy husband, but that's not to say he wouldn't make a good father.
Rosemary is visiting Debbie who is pleased to see her. Debbie says she finds it easy to talk to Rosemary.
DEBBIE: Why is it different with you?
ROSEMARY: You tell me, darling.
DEBBIE: I don't know. Maybe you're more objective or something. The others are always judging me.
ROSEMARY: They expect too much?
DEBBIE: Maybe. That's what the therapist said.
ROSEMARY: Oh yeah, you get along really well with her, don't you?
DEBBIE: Rita? Yeah, she's fantastic. It's like she really knows me, you know? Really knows. I could stay here forever talking to her.
ROSEMARY: Now, Debbie, that doesn't sound too healthy. We've talked about this before. The point of therapy is to get you back out there darling, in the real world.
DEBBIE: I don't think I'm ready.
Rosemary just looks at her.
DEBBIE: What's the point in going back there when all the same problems are just still going to be there!
ROSEMARY: Because you can deal with them now, Debbie, can't you?
DEBBIE: I suppose a part of me doesn't even want to have to. I just want to get away, you know? New places, new people.
ROSEMARY: I see.
Vikram happily gives Lata permission to audition for the school play. She tells him she'll be at the auditions this afternoon and they'll go into the evening.
PAM: Your father and I have been thinking about Jack's rights in all this.
GABY: Without consulting me?
PAM: Calm down, we don't mean to upset you.
GABY: Well, I *am* upset! I don't want Jack to have anything to do with my baby, and I at least expect my own family to support me!
PAM: We *do* support you. Don't get all worked up, it's not good for you or Zac.
GABY: I know. But I can't help it.
PAM: Look, once you decided to have this baby, you made Jack a father.
GABY: I don't want him around!
PAM: Well, you might not have to see him all that often, as long as you just grant him access!
GABY: Don't tell me what to do, Mum, I can make my own decisions!
PAM: Well, as long as you remember that you're not just making them for yourself.
Rosemary and Debbie are still chatting when Kim comes up. Debbie introduces him to Rosemary and he admires her hair- cut. He tells her that she's in the Rehab Centre because he's got a bit of a temper.
When he's gone, Debbie tells Rosemary that Kim is another reason that she doesn't want to leave the rehab centre.
Butza has apparently written a play for the school. She is cagey about it, though.
Rick comes in and asks Cody to help him set up the Coffee Shop tonight.
Rehab Centre (Debbie's room)
Rosemary and Debbie are saying goodbye.
ROSEMARY: Every time I've come back, you've grown up so much. It's a shame we don't see each other more often, Deb.
DEBBIE: Yeah...yeah, I know. Can't you stay longer?
ROSEMARY: I'll tell you what I'll do if it's alright with you. Now, we'll need to check this with your mother and father first.
ROSEMARY: Well...how would you like to come and stay with Tracey and me for a while? I mean, at least until the beginning of school next year?
DEBBIE: In New York?
DEBBIE: That would be fantastic, I'd love to!
ROSEMARY: Are you sure?
DEBBIE: Yes! Oh, that'll be fantastic!
DEBBIE: Thank you, Auntie Rosemary!
ROSEMARY: Let's just wait and see what your mother and father have to say, OK?
Gaby has popped around for a chat with Mark. He coos over Zac. She tells him that Jack has comes back and is feeling paternal.
GABY: I don't care if I never saw him again. But he is Zac's father.
Mark isn't sure Jack is a great role model.
Cody isn't sure about holding the darts competition at the Coffee Shop, but Rick says they'll make it work. Lata comes in and Rick teases her about Brett.
Garden of No.26
Helen thinks a trip to New York would do Debbie good. Helen is sure that Julie and Phil will agree.
Gaby is still sulking while Pam and Doug head off to the darts competition. Apparently Mark is coming over to watch videos with Gaby later.
There is a tense atmosphere as Danni throws her darts. Lata and Brett are also doing well.
Pam is worried about Gaby and decides to go home.
Mark and Gaby are watching videos. Pam and Doug come in and look surprised but pleased that she hasn't be ambushed by Jack.
Rick is playing darts dangerously and Helen tells him off. It all comes down to a penalty dart shoot- out between Brett/Lata and Butza/Danni. Lata throws the winning dart and she hugs Brett in joy! But just then Vikram comes in and looks shocked.