- Billy telling Karl that he's decided to drop out of his course.
- Karl furious at Billy.
- Billy deciding to visit Susan in Wangaratta.
- Anne telling Karl that Billy has gone to Wangaratta.
- Billy telling Susan that he wants to go back to school.
- Harold reading the note Sarah wrote to Karl.
- Madge telling Harold that she couldn't read the note that Sarah wrote even if she wanted to.
Philip is being videoed by Hannah, looking into the camera and saying that he does a bit of cooking; desserts would be his speciality – and he enjoys getting into the garden. Hannah stops him, telling him this is really boring; tell them about Ruth. Philip explains that she lives across the road, they enjoy spending time together and they're getting married. Hannah asks if Ruth will be able to put up with all his bad habits. Philip tells mock- curtly her that the interview's over!
Susan suggests to Billy that they talk. Billy says he's thought about this for a long time—. He's interrupted by the ‘phone ringing, though, and Kim dashes to get it. After a few seconds, he tells Billy that it's Karl. Billy refuses to talk to him and so Susan takes the ‘phone. Karl tells her that he'd really like to talk to Billy. Susan hesitates, glances at Billy – who shakes his head – and then says he's not available right now. Karl sighs that he's willing to concede that he flew off the handle; he just wants to know what's going on. Susan suggests that he call back tomorrow morning. Karl hangs up just as there's a knock on the door at No. 28. He opens it to Harold and Madge, Harold apologising sincerely for the interruption. Madge tells Karl that she's been having trouble with her eyesight. Karl offers her a seat and says he'll check her over.
Susan asks Billy why he wants to repeat. Billy replies that he wants better marks because he wants to study Fine Arts. Kim nods at him that he should set his goals high and go for it. Susan remarks hesitantly that it's wonderful news… but she doesn't know where it's come from. Billy says he hasn't talked about it because he never thought he'd be able to do it, but it's what he wants. He asks Susan what she thinks. She pauses and then says warmly:
SUSAN: I think you're very brave. I think I'm very proud of you.
She gives him a hug.
Libby and Darren are sitting a table and Darren asks Libby what she's up to tomorrow. Libby replies that she's got a lecture tomorrow arvo, but that's it. Darren asks her if she'll take the day off and spend it with him… They start kissing – just as Lou comes in and says:
LOU: Oi! Enough of that – there's children watching!
He sits down with them and asks Darren to tell him what he thinks of table soccer. Darren replies that it's great if you know where there's a table, but there's not very many around. Lou says he knows where one is and he can get it for the pub. Darren tells him to count him in!
Karl is checking Madge's eyes with a light as she tells him that the dizziness and headaches have continued and everything goes blurry. Harold asks what the diagnosis is. Karl replies that he can't be sure at this stage; there could be some internal bleeding after the operation, so she'll have to see the specialist. Madge asks if she'll need more surgery. Karl admits that it's a distinct possibility.
The next morning, Paul is walking along the street when he stops and videos Libby and Darren loading up Darren's ute with food and champagne. The two of them then kiss, but Darren suddenly notices Paul standing there and snaps at him to keep moving unless he wants the camera bounced off his skull. At that moment, Harold wanders over and tells Paul that they need to have a chat inside.
A short time later, Paul asks Harold what the story is. Harold replies that it's about Madge: everything's all right, but she was having a little difficulty with her eyes last night, so they dropped in to see Dr. Kennedy and he suggested she go to the hospital and have some tests done. He adds that there's nothing to worry about – but the two of them have got to stick together while she's away, and help each other out.
In a montage set to music, we see Darren driving his ute along tracks in the countryside. He stops, and he and Libby look at a map and start discussing which way to go. Darren eventually tosses a coin to decide!
A while later, he brings the ute to a halt again and Libby leaps out and starts running around amongst the trees, looking ecstatic.
We then see them walking along and then sitting and eat their food and drinking the champagne. Darren sets a camera on its timer to take a shot of them together. They're clearly both very happy.
Harold is sitting at a table, staring into space and looking worried, when Lou comes in. He sits down and asks Harold what's up. Harold explains about Madge being at the hospital, seeing a specialist about her eyesight. He adds that it may mean more surgery. Lou assures him that everything will be OK; he'd wager money on it. He suggests to Harold that he think of something else; *anything*. Harold pauses and then says there is *something*…
Susan is sitting at the kitchen table as Kim comments to her that she's been off with the fairies all day. He adds that he thinks Billy's made a very courageous decision. Susan, however, sighs that that's the problem: his final results were very good and she can't help thinking that he won't do as well the second time round. She doesn't notice Billy coming into the room behind her as she goes on that she doesn't want to see him disappointed it if all falls apart; repeating Year 12 is a big ask for *anyone*. Billy glares at her and snaps that she could have told him straight out that she thought he was stupid. He storms off, leaving Susan looking horrified.
Sarah takes a file out of the filing cabinet in the reception area as Harold comes in. He tells Sarah that he needs to speak to her – about a rather awkward topic. Sarah tells him that she's swamped. Harold, however, says it's about a personal matter concerning her, which he came across totally innocently. He takes out the note he found in the bin and hands it to Sarah. She stares at it as he goes on:
HAROLD: Now, I realise that you are entitled to some privacy, but that could make things very awkward for the practice.
SARAH: How do you mean?
HAROLD (astonished): How do I—?! That letter clearly states that you and Karl are having an affair.
Susan sits down with Billy and tells him gently that, all these years, she's always thought of *Libby* as the academic, and then Billy takes on this huge challenge and she's really very proud of him; his final results were so great, and then she finds out he was disappointed in them. Billy tells her that he just wants her to have faith in him. Susan insists that she does. Billy says he's going to try his hardest; give it everything he's got. Susan assures him:
SUSAN: I really am behind you one hundred per cent. I am.
Sarah tells Harold that he's got the wrong idea; the letter is to Matt, her ex- boyfriend, as she had some problems that she needed to resolve. Harold, however, tells her coolly not to treat him like a fool: that letter is clearly addressed to Karl. Sarah explains that *Karl* suggested she write it: after she broke up with Matt, she became quite moody around the office and Karl thought it would help her pinpoint her feelings by writing them down. Harold comments that it's a therapeutic exercise, then? Sarah nods that that's it exactly. Harold, looking aghast, apologises, then laughs that it's ludicrous, thinking it could be about her and Karl! Karl emerges from his consulting room to find Harold standing there in fits of laughter, and he asks if he's missed a joke. Harold grins that he accidentally came across this letter and came barging into the office and accusing Sarah of having an affair! Karl asks:
KARL: With whom?
HAROLD (giggles): You see, that was the silly part, you see: with *you*!
Karl turns to Sarah as he says tersely:
KARL: And how on earth would you come to a conclusion like *that*?
Libby and Darren kick a football around before collapsing on a blanket. Libby smiles at Darren that she's had the best day. They kiss.
A while later, Darren and Libby are back in the ute, heading home, when they come to a closed gate with a sign on it saying ‘Management Vehicles and Walkers Only'. Libby spots another sign that says the gate closes at 4:00pm. She suggests to Darren that they use his mobile ‘phone to call the Ranger, but Darren says he left it at home; he didn't want them to be interrupted. Libby comments that they're going to be stuck out there all night.
In the reception area, Karl glares at Sarah and says coldly:
KARL: Would you like to tell me what in the world you think you were doing?
SARAH: I didn't mean for him to find out.
KARL (angrily): You put your most personal thoughts in a letter; you throw it in the office bin for anyone to find it – and anyone *does* find it. We have just averted a major disaster here, I hope you're aware of that.
SARAH: I'm sorry.
KARL: *Harold* of all people. I mean, it's a wonder the whole *street* doesn't know.
SARAH: I had to do *something*.
KARL: It's blatantly obvious this letter has nothing to do with Matt – and if Harold had been on the ball, he would've known that.
SARAH: I said I'm sorry.
KARL: Oh Sarah, Sarah… Have you any idea what would happen if people found out about this?
SARAH (annoyed): Karl, shut up. Nothing happened. No one found anything out.
KARL: Yes, but people will if you don't stop these silly games.
SARAH (cries): God, you're a hypocrite. If either of us is playing games, it's *you*, and I'm sick of you making me feel like *I'm* the one that's done something wrong. I'm trying to deal with this; why can't *you*?
With that, she walks out, leaving Karl standing there looking taken aback.