- Debbie tells Helen that she and Phil were right - Greg is around the twist.
- Lou tells the mediator that he wants to take Lolly to Queensland to live with Lauren.
- Darren suggests that he and Libby go for a day down the coast - with Libby missing school to do so.
Karl and Susan are up early and are concerned that Libby isn't in her room. Karl is raging and Susan tries to reason with him.
KARL: She's my little girl!
SUSAN: No, she's not! She's not anyone's little girl anymore.
This upsets Karl a bit. He decides to ring Malcolm on his mobile to ask if he saw Libby this morning. But it turns out Malcolm has left his mobile on the table.
Phil is talking to Greg on the phone. He wants to speak to Debbie and says he'll wait on the line until she's available(!) Phil politely tells him to call back later but he decides to tell Phil his life story while he waits(!) Phil just puts the phone on the side and carries on preparing his breakfast.
Karl has been to see Malcolm at work. He told Karl that Libby and Darren have gone for a drive down the coast.
SUSAN: I don't believe it! Libby would never miss a day of school, she knows how important it is!
KARL: Well, Malcolm waves her goodbye.
SUSAN: Well, they must have left very early.
KARL: Yes, try 6.30.
SUSAN: Alright, so they could have gone for their drive, be heading back, Libby could still make it in time for school...
KARL: Susan, you astound me. There was a time for optimism, this is not it.
SUSAN: It's just so unlike her to do something like this.
KARL: It's not her, it's that Stark boy!
Karl wants to go and see Cheryl. Susan admits Libby has gone too far, but she doesn't want Karl arguing with Cheryl - she will talk to Susan after school instead.
SUSAN: Yes, me! Karl, if whatever is happening between those kids is serious, we're going to need Cheryl on- side.
Phil sees Lou looking sadly at a photo of Lolly.
LOU: You know, life's a series of changes you go through isn't it? Then one day, you say to yourself, 'That's it, I'm too old to change my ways anymore". But you do, because things do keep on changing. I guess that's what makes life so interesting, eh?
PHIL: Yeah...you don't know what's in the future.
LOU: No, I don't, Phil. And that scares the hell out of me, mate.
He looks again at the photo of Lolly.
Danni is off to show her designs to the shop. Luke says she's going to be great and does a weird skit on how she's going to be the hero turning up in a Western.
They head off.
Cheryl is listening to Lou on the radio. He is waxing lyrical about Erinsborough.
LOU: You only get what you give back in this life. And I like to think that Erinsborough and I are leaving each other on an even keel. When I first came here, this town welcomed me with open arms, and in that time, I like to think that I've helped her on the way a little bit. I'm going to miss you all, I'm going to miss having this forum to talk to you. But most of all, I'm going to miss being able to call Erinsborough home. So...sadly, for the last time, this is Lou Carpenter saying take care, be happy, be kind to each other.
At the radio station, Lou takes off his headphones.
MARLENE: That was lovely, Lou. All Erinsborough will miss you too.
Debbie is talking to Greg on the phone reluctantly arranging to meet him at Chez Chez at 4pm.
Phil comes in and asks her what she's up to today. To cover, she says she might go to see Danni.
Samantha tells Danni that she'll take two dozen of each design. Danni says she doesn't think she can make two dozen, as the quality of her work would drop, but she could do two of each a fortnight. Samantha says they've got a deal.
Danni isn't sure she did right in not taking on the bigger order.
LUKE: Do you know I love you?
DANNI: Don't change the subject!
LUKE: I'm not! But if you had told me last year that we would be going out, I would have laughed at you.
LUKE: Because that Danni was selfish, immature...
DANNI: Yeah, OK, alright, I get the picture, get to the good bit that you're leading up to! OK, alright, I've changed, big deal!
LUKE: It *is* a big deal! You have given yourself enough time to do what you have to do, and do it well. What is not to love about that?
DANNI: I still think you're changing the subject.
LUKE: Maybe. But I'd never change it away from you.
DANNI: No, you know better than that!
There's a knock at the door and it's Debbie. She tells them she has got a problem - she agreed to meet one of her psychic callers at Chez Chez. She asks Luke to come and be there for safety. Danni tells him to go - she's got plenty of sewing to get on with.
Debbie is a table and Luke is at the bar. Finally a man comes in who must be Greg. They sit down at Debbie's table.
GREG: You just knew so much about me, you're a special person.
DEBBIE: I'm not special, Greg.
GREG: You are to me, you've really helped me.
DEBBIE: ...thank you. That's nice to know.
GREG: So can you see any more about me now?
DEBBIE: Why don't I get us a couple of drinks and I'll see what I can do.
She goes off to the bar to order. While there she tells Luke that Greg seems OK so he can head off.
Phil comes round looking for Debbie. He congratulates Danni on her new order. In conversation, Danni tells Phil about Debbie meeting up with Greg. Phil looks very worried and rushes off to the pub.
Susan and Cheryl are having a chat about Darren. Susan thinks that Libby and Darren are on their way to a serious relationship - which is fine, but Libby needs to do well at Year 12. She wants Darren to be understanding of this, not make things more difficult by encouraging Libby to skip school.
CHERYL: I think Libby is an outstanding young lady.
SUSAN: Thank you.
CHERYL: You've raised her to be honest and independent. Passionate about the things that she believes in.
SUSAN: Well, we've tried...
CHERYL: That's exactly why she's not going to anything that she doesn't want to do. Now, I know that Darren's a little wild. And I know that he wouldn't be your first choice as boyfriend for Libby. But he seems to be hers. Now, if that causes a problem for you, it's Libby you need to be talking to and not me, don't you think?
Debbie is giving Greg a psychic reading and says that she sees a new romance in his future. He just wants to talk about meeting up with Debbie more because she's such a great psychic(!) Debbie was right about him going through a change at work and at home - and then he was made redundant and his wife left him(!) Debbie tells Greg that he's going to be surrounded by a new family and Greg looks pleased.
Phil rushes in and introduces himself as Debbie's father. Greg clearly thinks Debbie's latest prediction has already come true!
Lou pops over to see Danni.
LOU: Listen...I know I don't leave for a little while, but, um...well, final farewells are always so rushed.
DANNI: Hey...I'll be there in plenty of time.
LOU: I know you will. It's just that I wanted a moment alone with you. I just wanted to make sure that you know how important you are to me.
DANNI:(touched) Oh, Lou...
LOU: I've seen you grow up into an extraordinary young woman.
DANNI: You've also seen enough things to embarrass me for the rest of my life.
LOU: Well, that's the sort of inside you get when you're a real family.
DANNI: You know, you are...you're like my dad. I mean, I love mum, but sometimes we get on each other's nerves. And that was when I could always come to you. It's going to be really scary without you around.
LOU: Well, listen, I'm only a phone- call away. If ever you need me, all you've got to do is ask.
DANNI: I wish you weren't going!
LOU: Well...sometimes there's things we'd rather not do. It would be easier for me to stay, but the time has come for me to move on. I just wish I didn't have to leave behind so many people that I love in order to do it.
They hug again.
Phil is explaining to Greg that psychics are not really counsellors and he should find a traditional counsellor. Debbie agrees. Greg says that he will.
Phil drags Debbie off and tells Greg that he hopes everything works out for him. When they've gone, Greg gets up and tells the barman that Debbie has left some papers behind and he wants to return them. The barman gets the staff book out, but then is distracted by a customer. Greg grabs the book and writes down Debbie's address.
Lou is hugging everyone goodbye.
HELEN: You should be very proud of everything you've done for Erinsborough.
KARL: Hear, hear. Most people live in a community their whole lives and don't contribute half as much as you have.
LOU: Ah, come on!
MARLENE:(tearfully) I'm going to miss you terribly!
LOU: And I'll miss you. All of you. And don't forget, the pen is mightier than any distance!
PHIL: Or the telephone, if you're not a great writer.
LOU: Is that an admission, Phil?
They all laugh.
LOU: Bye, Susan.
SUSAN: Bye, Lou. You take care.
LOU: You, too.
He goes over to Danni.
LOU: Bye, sweetheart.
DANNI: Good luck with everything.
LOU: And you remember, follow your dreams and pursue them with courage, OK?
He looks up at the window of No.24. Cheryl is watching, unseen, behind the net curtain.
LOU: You say goodbye to your mum for me, eh?
He gets into his laden- down car and drives off. Cheryl is still watching.
DANNI: He says goodbye, mum.
Cheryl starts to cry.
DANNI: Mum, please don't.
CHERYL: I can't help it.
She looks at Louise.
CHERYL: Look at her. She's no idea what I've done to her.
DANNI: You haven't done anything to her. It's just one of those things.
CHERYL: No, sweetheart. This may not be anybody's fault, but I'm responsible for what originally happened. And one day I'm going to have to explain that to her.