Toadie telling Angie that there's a sandwich thief running around Erinsborough High.
Karl on the 'phone to Detective Stevens about the stakeout.
The drug dealers being chased down by the police in Ramsay Street. Simon Palmer's gun firing as his mate, Stuart Maughan, tackles him to the ground.
Luke running for help after discovering that Cody is lying on the floor of No. 30, bleeding.
Detective Stevens tells her colleagues to get the drug dealers out of there. Karl runs out of the house to hug Libby, yelling at Stevens as he does so that she said it was nothing serious but they had *guns*. Luke dashes out of No. 30 and yells at Karl that Cody's been *shot*. Karl immediately tells Mal to go and get his bag. Stevens gets on her radio to order an ambulance. She then snaps at Palmer and Maughan angrily that they'd better pray Cody's all right.
Karl is applying pressure to Cody's wound. Luke and Detective Stevens run in and Karl shows Luke where to put his hand to try and stop the bleeding. Mal comes in with Karl's bag. Karl tells Stevens to place a cushion under Cody's feet, as they need to elevate her legs. She does so. She then asks if there's anything else she can do. Karl snaps:
KARL: Yeah, you can start praying – ‘cos this little stakeout of yours has turned into a complete disaster.
Hannah and Zoe are in a dress shop. Zoe finds a dress she likes and Hannah comments that it's stunning – but she could never afford it. Zoe, however, tells her:
ZOE: Don't worry about little things like money...
She spots another dress that she likes and Hannah remarks that it's gorgeous – but Zoe can't afford it. Zoe just tells her that if she really wants something, she'll get it – you just have to know the right technique...
Cody is being wheeled out of No. 30 and into a waiting ambulance on a stretcher as various neighbours stand and watch. Libby is crying as she stands in Sonny's arms. Sam goes to climb into the ambulance, but Karl tells him that he's sorry, but *no one* goes. The ambulance door is closed and the vehicle races off down the street, sirens blazing.
Angie hobbles behind the counter and tells Toadie that her feet are killing her – Stonie had better be there quick sticks. She then asks Toadie to clear a table and he does so, popping a spare roll into his shirt pocket in the process. He suggests to his mum that he could do Stonie's shift so that she can go home and have a rest. Angie, however, replies that it's not that she doesn't trust him, but she doesn't like leaving him with all the food. The shop door opens suddenly and Stonie walks in slowly, looking upset. He says tearfully:
STONIE: Cody's been shot.
ANGIE (exclaims): What?
STONIE: They shot her. There was this huge thing with the police.
ANGIE: Is she all right?
STONIE: No. They shot her in the stomach.
ANGIE: The *cops*?
STONIE: No, these guys. They were after my car.
He adds that Karl went with her, but he doesn't know if she's going to be OK. Angie gives her son a hug and tells him to sit down. He starts sobbing that none of this would have happened if it wasn't for him and that car. Angie, however, insists that none of this is his fault.
It's evening- time and Susan is telling Karl gently that there's nothing more he could have done – and he said everything went well. Karl sighs:
KARL: If you can describe that sort of thing as ‘going well'.
Susan asks if Pam and Doug are coming down. Karl replies that Pam is, but Doug's caught up in this big building project and if he goes away the whole thing falls through.
Across the room, Mal comments to Libby and Billy:
MAL: What are the odds of being shot at in your own house like that?
Billy, however, asks tersely if they can please all stop talking about this. He stands there, stiffly, and then marches off to his room. Susan says she'll go. Karl joins Mal and Libby and gives Libby a hug as she comments that usually it's a *ball* going through someone's window, not a bullet. Mal remarks to his father that he said surgery went well: Cody's going to be all right. Karl tells him that he's not sure – they'll know more in the morning. Libby says:
LIBBY: What, you mean if she improves overnight?
KARL: No, sweetie, I mean if she *makes* it through the night...
Philip is packing away groceries as Hannah comes in and sighs that it's not fair. She asks her father if he thinks Cody will be OK, but Philip has to admit that he doesn't know. Changing the subject, he asks what Zoe got up to today. Hannah muses that she didn't *do* anything, but she *said* something weird. She goes on:
HANNAH: She said her parents are teaching her the value of money.
PHILIP: Oh yes? And how are they going to do that?
HANNAH: Well, she says they're giving her everything she wants, and then when she has it all she'll know how much it costs and then she'll know the value of money.
PHILIP: I see!
HANNAH: You wouldn't want to teach *me* the value of money that way, would you...?
He then asks if there's something particular she's after. Hannah explains that the school dance is coming up. Philip asks if she doesn't have anything in her wardrobe to wear. Hannah replies:
HANNAH: I do, but I want something short because it's *designed* that way, not because it doesn't fit me!
Philip chuckles that she can have a new outfit – within reason – in return for a nice big hug! Hannah obliges.
Billy is in the kitchen of No. 32 with Toadie. He asks where Angie is and Toadie explains that she's working late as Stonie was pretty upset about this afternoon and she didn't want to leave him on his own. Billy remarks that he never thought of Stonie being upset. He goes on that they should ban all guns, he reckons; why did that guy have to *have* one? Changing the subject, Toadie asks Billy if he's got any money for a pizza, but Billy says he hasn't.
Luke is carefully picking up slivers of glass from the floor by the window. Sam is standing with him and asks him tetchily why he doesn't leave it for a while. Luke snaps back that it's got to be done. Sam crouches down slowly and says:
SAM: You know, I keep expecting her to walk in any second and tell us to shut up because she's studying.
LUKE: Yeah... which is just an excuse to come and check she's not missing out on anything!
SAM: Going to be a long night, eh?
Luke nods his head sadly.
The next morning, Billy and Toadie take their places in class as Andrew Watson addresses everyone to talk about stolen lunches. He tells them that it's time to bring an end to the sandwich caper *now*, so he wants them all to open up their bags and show him their lunches. A worried look crosses Toadie's face.
Angie pours Zoe and Hannah some drinks. She comments to Zoe that she's wearing a lovely bracelet and asks her where she got it from. Zoe replies that it's from her Uncle Gerald. Angie leaves them to it and Hannah frowns at Zoe:
HANNAH: I didn't know you had an Uncle Gerald.
ZOE: I don't!
HANNAH: Then why did you tell Angie you did?
ZOE (shrugs): Why not?
HANNAH: Didn't we see a bracelet like that in a shop yesterday, after we had the ice cream?
ZOE: Did we?
HANNAH: Yeah – and you really liked it, remember?
ZOE: Oh. It must've reminded me of *this* one.
HANNAH: And it was really, really expensive.
ZOE: You have to forget about little things like money. The best things in life are *free*.
HANNAH: Yeah, but not bracelets, *are they*, Zoe...?
Zoe doesn't respond.
The sandwich search has arrived at Toadie's desk and Andrew Watson tells him to open his bag. Toadie does so and takes out a copy of Ambrosia magazine, a part- eaten apple, a lunchbox—. Billy exclaims in astonishment:
BILLY: Toadie, that's *mine*. Some mate *you* are.
Toadie continues to take several more lunch boxes out of his bag. Andrew tells him to return them to their respective owners – providing they're willing to take them back after they've been brewing in his bag. Toadie goes round dishing out the lunches to his classmates.
Luke opens the door to Detective Stevens. The two of them walk into the lounge room and Stevens says she's just come from the hospital. Luke nods that the doctors told *him* that Cody's in a critical condition. Tears start to well- up in Stevens' eyes and she cries:
DETECTIVE STEVENS: The whole stakeout was a mess from go to whoa.
Luke insists that it wasn't her fault, but Stevens points out that they should have covered their bases better: they didn't warn Libby what was happening, and someone ended up in hospital. Luke comments that at least they *got* the guys. Stevens, however, cries that they were supposed to lead her to something bigger, but as it was they didn't even get them connected with the drugs; they know they're dealers but they can't prove it in court. Luke points out that they can get the guy who shot Cody, but Stevens replies that that's hardly any consolation, is it? She then goes on:
DETECTIVE STEVENS: Must really put you off the idea of working for the force.
LUKE: It makes me more determined.
DETECTIVE STEVENS (looking surprised): Really?
LUKE: Yeah. See, that thing with Cody is a one in a million. No one could have seen that. But everyone else... you guys were really looking out for them.
DETECTIVE STEVENS (gratefully): I'm glad you see it that way.
LUKE: I never *used* to. I always thought of cops as the enemy, you know? – especially while I was at uni.
DETECTIVE STEVENS: Yeah. That's a view you have to get used to, ‘cos a *lot* of people feel that way.
LUKE: I don't anymore. I think of cops like firemen, you know? – except the fires you have to fight are other people.
DETECTIVE STEVENS (smiles weakly): Yeah, that's pretty close to the truth.
LUKE: I bet you don't get too many complaints from the people you save from getting burnt?
Stevens shakes her head and smiles through her tears that he's going to be a great cop.
Billy is sitting with Susan in a classroom, sighing that it just seemed so close. Susan tells him that they just have to keep their fingers crossed for Cody's sake. Toadie comes in and Susan leaves them to it. Toadie tells Billy that he's in the pooper up to ‘here' over the lunches: Watson reckons he has to tell McKenna. He adds that if his mum finds out, he's up north quicker than a schoolie in November – unless his plan works out... Billy sighs that he doesn't like the sound of this. Toadie assures him that it's guaranteed not to fail!
Hannah and Zoe are back in the dress shop, Hannah sighing that they should have waited until after school to do this. Zoe just insists that they've got the whole of lunch. She finds the dress she likes and muses about whether she should try it on. Hannah tells her that of *course* she should: she can't spend that much money on a dress and not try it on. Zoe just says:
ZOE: Read my lips: I'm not spending *any* money on this dress.
Hannah exclaims to her that that's how she got the bracelet: she's a *thief*. Zoe just retorts that a thief is someone who gets caught. Hannah points out that there's a security tag, but Zoe tells her that she's seen sales assistants get them off *heaps* of times: you just have to give them a little flick. With that, she heads into a changing room. Hannah follows her reluctantly.
Susan and Andrew Watson head into a classroom, Andrew commenting as they do so that Jarrod may be a *lot* of things, but a thief? Susan adds:
SUSAN: And why lunches, for heaven sakes? I mean, his mum owns the coffee shop!
ANDREW: Certainly doesn't *look* like he's starving, does he?!
SUSAN: Every time I *see* him he's eating.
Andrew says he thinks Toadie may have a problem with food. He adds that he wishes he didn't have to go to McKenna with this: the boy will be suspended and that's the last they'll see of him. Susan asks Andrew if he has to tell McKenna straight away, as she just feels they should sit down with Jarrod and try and find out what's going on. Andrew nods that he's willing to give it a go.
In the changing room, Zoe is trying to get the security tag off the dress. Hannah pleads with her to get out of there, but Zoe insists that she's nearly got it. At that moment, she manages to pull off the tag – but an alarm suddenly starts sounding. Hannah looks round in horror, gasping:
HANNAH: What are we gonna do *now*...?