A doctor telling Pam, Sam and Karl that Cody didn't make it through the operation after she arrested. Pam breaking down and sobbing heavily.
Cody is lying in a hospital bed as Pam stands over her and murmurs slowly:
PAM: My beautiful Cody. We're so proud of you, your father and me. *All* of us. So very proud. And we love you *so* much. [Tears start welling up] Why...? Of all people... Why...? I don't understand why... I thought you were going to be all right. It's not fair... It's just not fair...
She reaches down and touches Cody's forehead and strokes her hair and then leans down and kisses her on the cheek and on the forehead. She tells her sadly:
PAM: I'll miss you.
She then turns and walks out of the room. Sam, who's been standing watching, tears in his eyes, steps forward and tries to talk to Cody, but tears almost get the better of him. He sobs eventually:
SAM: Bye, Cody. You'll always be my best mate.
He kisses Cody on the forehead.
Pam sits out in the corridor, still sobbing.
George walks into the coffee shop with Toadie and Billy, telling Billy that he did great: even Coach Garfield noticed. Toadie puts some music on on the jukebox while Billy goes to get some drinks. Toadie then sits down with George and comments that she seems to think Billy's a decent player. George nods that so does Garfield. Toadie says:
TOADIE: And me?
GEORGE: Well... I don't think he's a big fan of you.
TOADIE: And what about *you*? What do *you* think of me?
GEORGE: Well... I don't think much of you either.
Toadie exclaims that he thought they were mates! George tells him that he needs to stop being such a thug - he flattened that poor little kid today for no reason. Toadie retorts that he's not fast, so he has to use his strength. Billy rejoins them with drinks and warns Toadie not to drink too much as it'll slow him down. George smiles that she doesn't really think that's possible!
Stonie is standing on the coffee table, talking about Beethoven as Mal sits and listens. He's practicing for his performance art and tells Mal that he wants to impress his lecturer. The front door opens and Sam walks in slowly. Mal tells him excitedly to listen to Stonie's new piece for his drama course. Stonie starts to enthuse about it, but Sam just stares at him, looking anguished. Stonie notices eventually and asks what's up. Sam murmurs:
SAM: It's Cody.
SAM (tearfully): She... she died this morning.
Mal buries in head in his hands. Stonie, looking shocked, asks what happened. Sam tells him that it was a pulmonary embolism - a blood clot; about a one in a million chance. Tears well- up in Stonie's eyes.
Hannah is sobbing on Philip's chest. Philip looks up at Karl and says he can't believe she's gone. Hannah walks off to her room, still sobbing. Pam is sitting on the other couch and Karl tells Philip sadly that it's just like a bad dream: she had so much spirit. Pam sobs:
PAM: I feel like... like part of me's missing. I mean, I know I didn't see very much of her...
Philip interrupts and tells Pam that he knows Cody understood. Pam just sobs:
PAM: Did she? Well... I'll never really know now, will I? Oh God... how could this happen? How...? I don't think I can handle this, I really don't...
Karl tells her gently that they're all there for her and they'll help her with anything at all. Pam's tears of devastation continue to flow.
Grounds of Erinsborough High
Football practice is underway. Coach Garfield and George are watching and Garfield mutters at George about how Rebecchi is no good. At that moment, though, the ball is kicked up into the air and Billy catches it. He kicks it and Toadie grabs it. Knowing that the Coach and George are watching, Toadie then performs a drop kick and it goes over the goal posts. Garfield remarks to George that Toadie *does* have potential.
Philip looks in on Hannah, who's lying on her bed, still crying. He sits down and tells her gently that he knows how she feels; he feels the same way. Hannah sobs:
HANNAH: Why does everyone we get close to have to die?
PHILIP: They don't, Hannah.
HANNAH: Yes they do. Mum... Reuben... now Cody... It's like we're doomed.
Philip tells her softly that none of them must think like that. Hannah cries that it's so awful: everyone she gets close to dies. She goes on that when Debbie was away, Cody became her new big sister; why did it have to happen? She sobs that it makes her so scared; she wonders who's going to be next. She then cries:
HANNAH: *You* won't die, will you, dad?
PHILIP (reassuringly): Oh no. No, I'm not going to die. I'm gonna be around for a long, long time.
Coach Garfield is delivering post- match analysis in the classroom and he tells Billy that he put in good work and Toadie that he took a couple of good grabs - although they need to teach him to run! He goes on that their team has been on the bottom of the ladder for the last few years and it's time that changed. He then announces that Rupert Sprod will be team captain and George will be the orange person and runner and helping him as Assistant Coach. Garfield asks her to fill everyone in on the positions for the next practice match. George tells the team that Rupert will be at centre- half forward along with Billy and Toadie.
Pam is sitting looking devastated. Philip sits down with her and says to her gently that he knows this probably isn't the right time, but has she thought about what she's going to do now? Pam replies hesitantly that they'll go straight back to Darwin and meet up with Doug; she wants Cody to be buried near her family. She breaks down in tears again. Philip tells her that if there's anything he can do to help... At that moment, the door opens and Billy, Toadie and George burst in, enthusing about football. They suddenly notice Pam crying, though, and George realises that something's wrong. Philip introduces Pam and explains that she's Cody's mother; Cody died this morning. Billy exclaims in shock:
BILLY: She... she *died*?
TOADIE: But I thought she was going to be all right.
PHILIP: We *all* did. It was just one of those things.
George apologises for them bursting in before. She asks if Hannah knows and Philip tells her that she's not taking it very well. George says she might go and talk to her.
A few moments later, George walks slowly into Hannah's room and tells Hannah that she just heard about Cody; she's really sorry. She asks Hannah if she feels like talking. Hannah sobs:
HANNAH: You didn't want to talk to me this *morning*.
GEORGE: I know - but like I said, I had other things on my mind. How are you feeling?
HANNAH: It's the worst thing since mum died. Nothing you can say is going to make me feel any better.
GEORGE: I know. My mum died when *I* was little, too.
HANNAH: How did *you* handle it?
GEORGE: To be honest, not very well. I didn't want to talk about it either.
HANNAH: I feel so bad. I just can't believe she's gone.
GEORGE: I know - but you've just got to face what's happened. I mean, I didn't know Cody, but from the little I did know it sounds like she was really honest; you know - upfront. I think that's what she'd want from her family and friends as well. 'Life goes on, kid.' That's probably what she'd say.
HANNAH (smiles weakly): Right. She probably *would* say that!
GEORGE: That's the way you've got to try and handle it. Remember all the good times you had together, and if you take those memories with you wherever you go, Cody will never really die.
Hannah buries her head on George's shoulder, the tears still flowing.
Stonie is standing talking to a group of people, saying:
STONIE: It's only now that I've lost her that I've realised what a good friend she was. See, with Cody, what you saw was what you got. No lies, no pretentions; she just played it straight down the line. She couldn't understand people that weren't the same; wouldn't have a bar of them. It wasn't that she didn't have a great sense of humour, 'cos she did - she was funny... warm... great to be with. She played a mean game of cricket, too. I'm gonna miss her. I miss Cody. My Cody. My mate. Gone. It's like someone's blacked out the sun...
It's evening- time and the Kennedys are all sitting or standing around, looking upset. Susan comments that she thought Cody was *recovering*. Karl tells her that she *was*; it was just one of those things - there was nothing anyone could do. Libby murmurs tearfully:
LIBBY: Poor Cody... it's terrible.
Mal says he feels like they should be doing something; he feels really empty. Susan suggests that maybe it would help if they talk about it. Karl starts to agree, but Billy yells suddenly:
BILLY: Hey, what if we don't *want* to talk about it? I mean, she *was* only four years older than me, you know?
Karl tells him gently that he could just listen. Billy, however, cries that he doesn't want to do *anything*; this is all too much. He storms off to his room. Susan gives Mal a hug and suggests that maybe it *is* too soon to talk about it.
Sam is sitting at the table at No. 24, a glass of whisky in his hand, sobbing to himself:
SAM: It's not fair... Why did it have to be you? It doesn't make any sense. It just doesn't make any sense.
There's a sudden breeze and the tassels on the lampshade next to him flutter. He then hears a voice - Cody's - saying his name. He turns to see her sitting on the couch, smiling at him. He smiles through his tears:
CODY: Yeah! Who'd you *think* it was?!
SAM (tearfully): I didn't think I'd ever see you again.
CODY: You're a real idiot sometimes, Sam Kratz. Come on, you've got to pull yourself together; you've got to learn to live your life without me.
SAM: I don't think I *can*.
CODY: Course you can. I'll be here to see that you do.
She moves across to Sam and strokes his face gently, asking him if she's ever lied to him. She tells him:
CODY: You won't know it, but I'll be there, no matter where you are.
SAM: Do you really mean that?
There's another breeze and the lampshade flutters again. Cody looks at it. Sam looks at it as well. When he turns back to Cody, she's gone.