Steph and Libby's bike crash.
As passengers from the bus observe, Brendan looks back at the accident and we see Steph lifting her visor looking and calling for Libby. Eventually she sees her as people from the bus arrive to help her.
Karl and Susan are arguing whilst playing Scrabble when Drew arrives looking for Libby. Karl tells him she isn't home yet and offers him a drink whilst Susan spots the box he's carrying. Drew says it is his kilt for the wedding and cue some very dodgy Scottish accents from Karl and Susan as he takes it out of the box to show them and Susan is impressed.
The police are looking for witnesses as Steph, Libby and Brendan are loaded into ambulances all on stretchers. Lib and Brendan are unconscious and Steph calls for Libby as the paramedic reassures her.
Drew has joined in playing Scrabble, getting 62 points for spelling ‘triplets' (Susan asks if that is a sign of things to come) when the phone rings. Karl takes the call and is told about the accident and he in turn tells Susan and Drew.
The Scully's arrive home from the cinema talking about the film they saw as Toadie arrives looking for Steph just as the phone rings. Michelle answers it and says that it is the hospital. Joe takes the call and finds out about the accident, saying that they will be right there. He comes off the phone and tells the others that Steph has been in an accident.
Dr Olenski updates Susan, Karl and Drew about Libby's condition but Drew and Susan are having problems following the conversation due to the medical jargon (Lib has broken ribs, a penetrating wound to the lower abdomen and she is still unconscious). Dr Olenski then says in plain English that they are doing all they can for Libby and when she leaves, Karl apologises to them.
The Scully's and Toadie arrive at the hospital and Dr Olenski gives them the good news that Steph is fine only suffering ligament damage to her left ankle, some bruising and she is in shock. The Scully's head off to see Steph and Toadie asks about Libby and is told to speak to her parents. He spots Brendan being wheeled along a corridor and tells the doctor that he can contact Brendan's next of kin as they are having difficulties.
Dione checks Steph's blood pressure and says it is fine and comments that she's made of tough stuff but not to go partying tonight. Dione leaves and Lyn asks Steph how she is. A teary Steph is having trouble remember all that happened in the accident and she asks to speak to Libby. When Joe and Lyn pass a look between them, she wants to know how bad Libby is and Joe says they don't know but she's being looked after. Trying to change the conversation, Lyn tells her they've brought some things in for her but Steph still wants to talk to Libby.
Dr Olenski is giving an update on Libby – her lung is being re-inflated and they are doing a laparotomy on her abdomen. Drew asks when can they see her and is told she'll be in theatre for a while yet.
The Scullys run into them on their way home. Lyn hugs Susan and offers to stay with her but Susan says no and informs them that Libby is in surgery, so Lyn offers Susan her prayers. Joe hugs Susan before the Scully's leave and Susan berates herself for not asking how Steph was.
Dione comes in to check on Steph asking how she is doing and Steph jokingly replies that she's thinking of going out dancing! Dione does her checks and Steph comments on Dione being serious at work (compared to how she's seen her before) but Dione says it is tiredness as her shift is nearly finished. Steph asks if she sees a lot of crash victims and Dione replies sometimes, so Steph asks if they forget what happened. Dione says that everyone is different, so Steph explains that one minute she can remember things the next she can't. Dione mentions her that they've identified the other driver – Brendan Bell. Steph gets upset but Dione quickly tells her that he's been operated on and is going to be okay. Steph asks how Libby is doing and Dione says that she is still in theatre and they're optimistic that Libby is going to be fine. Steph asks her if Libby is bad but Dione tells her that they'll know more in a couple of hours.
Ramsay Street (early next morning)
Tess gets out of a famous yellow taxi to be met by Toadie who's been waiting all night for her. She spots the roses on the ground and as she is telling him what happened last night, he tells her that he has something to tell her.
Dr Olenski tells Tess about Brendan – surgery went well and although it may take a while for him to recover, he'll be fine. Tess is relieved and thanks her, then wonders why Brendan was home from PNG and Toadie says that Brendan wanted to surprise her. Susan, Karl and Drew run into them and Toadie asks how Libby is. Susan replies that they don't know yet and Karl asks what the news is on Brendan and Tess says he's going to be fine.
A hospital room
Libby is out of surgery and the surgeon (John McGill) updates Karl about what happened during the surgery – he repaired a laceration to her colon and more seriously a graft was required to her uterine artery. Karl looks despondent at the news.
Drew is lamenting to Susan about how he should have stopped Libby from riding pillion on Steph's bike but Susan tells him that he wouldn't have been able to stop Libby doing what she wanted. Tess comes over and they chat a bit before Karl comes out of the room he was in to tell them about Libby – the operation is over and she's holding her own (aka critical but stable) and she is in intensive care and they can see her soon.
Tess is sitting with Brendan when he wakes. She tells him that his spleen has been removed but he'll be fine. Brendan says he's been lucky and she agrees with him. He then says he loves her and he always has.
Dione comes round to No. 30 looking for company and she notices that Toadie looks wiped out too. He asks how Libby is and Dione says that she is in intensive care and is still critical, so he now asks about Brendan and Dione says that Brendan has had his spleen removed. Toadie shakes his head and Dione wants to know why, so he tells her about telling Brendan where Tess was, the flowers being thrown onto the nature strip and Brendan taking off in his car like a mad man. Dione wants to know the significance of this, so Toadie says it can't be an accident if he was driving like a mad man (the legal term is culpable driving). Dione asks if he's going to tell the police and he says there is no point as he wasn't a witness at the accident. Toadie also tells her that Tess was going to get back together with Brendan too, so Dione asks what about Daniel, and Toadie tells her that he's a work colleague and there was nothing going on with them, except in Brendan's mind. He asks Dione if he should tell Tess all this information or not but she isn't sure.
The police are trying to interview Steph, despite Joe saying it can wait. She tells the police about the speed she was travelling at and they are satisfied with what she's said and leave. Joe wonders why Brendan was trying to overtake a bus but Lyn tells him to leave it, so they can take Steph home but Steph wants to see Libby. Joe asks if that is a good idea and Steph says she isn't leaving until she has seen her. Lyn adds that they don't want her to get upsets but Steph replies that it is a bit too late for that because she nearly killed her best friend. Lyn firmly tells her that it wasn't her fault but an accident, but Steph is having difficulty accepting that, so Joe says that if anyone is to blame then it is Brendan.
Libby is hooked up to every monitor under the sun and Drew says she looks peaceful. Karl and Susan reminisce when Joe and Lyn wheel Steph into see Libby. They push Steph in her wheelchair over to Libby's bed and she asks how serious Libby is and Karl replies that they aren't sure. Steph apologises and Susan says there is noting to apologies for, so tearfully Steph tells them that she told Libby she'd be safe on the open road with her.
Tess asks if someone has told Brendan about the accident and he gives his version of events – he was going to Foxy's to see her and Daniel, he swerved to avoid a bus and he hit a motorbike but they said everyone was okay. Tess hesitating at first, she tells him that it was Steph Scully's bike and that she and Libby were coming back from a holiday. When he realises the significance of what he did, Tess says it wasn't his fault but an accident and that no one is to blame.