Paul tells Tad that he confessed to Flick that he loved her whilst ill on camp. Tad recons he can have some fun with it.
Darcy informs Karl and Susan of 'Total Health''s offer on the surgery, worth $1.6 million.
Darcy explains how the company has taken their estimate on the last three to five years of the surgery profit. Karl is not convinced by it and sees it just as a way of the big companies making money fast. Darcy tries telling him that Markus Teague has just rung him with the offer, but Karl accuses Darcy of planning it all from the start, with a takeover in mind when he joined the surgery as partner and encouraged Victor in, to swing the balance. Darcy protests that it's not how it works, and he'd just hoped to bring the surgery into the 21st century. He leaves.
Tad tells Flick and Paul that he's looking forward to going back to school after a week of being suspended. Flick wonders why, but Tad claims with the 'bad boy' look about him, the girls will be chasing after him. Paul makes an exit to go to the gym, so Tad asks Flick if she's got any ideas for muck-up day. She tells him she's more interested in studying, which Lyn adheres to as she wanders past.
In the lounge, Lyn and Joe wonder if the counsellor will be helping Steph at all. Joe isn't sure that Steph is ready to say goodbye to achieve closure.
Dee is getting annoyed with deadline soon approaching, she decides that she can't wait until the evening and is going to go and tell Karl and Susan what Darcy has been plotting. However, Darcy walks in unannounced and tells her that he's informed Karl of his plans. Dee isn't pleased, but is glad that Karl has been informed. Darcy tells her that he'll start looking for a new job, and leaves. Joel comforts her, but she is still edgy.
Flick is nervous about what to say to Steph, with all that she's going through. Tad comments that she is really caring when it comes to her family, and that it's nice. Flick makes an escape, claiming that Lyn is calling her.
Karl is getting ready to go for a run, but Susan tries to persuade him that what Darcy did wasn't that bad. Karl claims that he manipulated his way into the practice, and only wanted what would be best for his pocket. Susan points out that it would also be good for them too. $800,000 could change their lives.
Matt pops over and enthusiastically encourages Flick to come down to Lassiter's to win a car. Lyn tells her she should be studying, but Joe admits she's been working hard and tells her to go for it. Tad reappears and hearing about the competition decides to join them. The three head out the door, though Matt seems a little less than impressed that Tad is coming too.
Karl tells Susan it's not about the money, but about the trust, and for an offer to come to the surgery like that, takes time and planning. Susan recons that Darcy has the best interest of the surgery at heart, but Karl refuses to believe that it wasn't planned. He points out that Darcy is good with deception, like with Dee, but Susan tells him the two are completely different. Karl decides to go for his run, but Susan tells him to think about what's going on, while he does.
KARL: What's going on here is that you are showing more loyalty to your nephew than you are to your husband.
Susan reminds him that he was ambitious once too.
In the park, a marquee has been set up with the prize car underneath. The aim of the competition is for twenty people to put their hand on the car, and the person who is the last to let go wins the car. Matt, Tad and Flick are all ready to play. Just as the man with the mic says go, Joel appears and joins in two. The waiting begins!
Susan meets Darcy for a drink, and asks him whether he built up the practice solely with the idea of selling it.
DARCY: No, no. Susan, look, all I wanted was to be the best GP I could, in a modern efficient practice. Now, I'm not saying Karl's a dinosaur, but there was room for improvement.
He claims that he would never go behind Karl's back, but this offer was too big to refuse. Susan tells him she believes him, but that Karl's another matter.
Back at the car, 'they are dropping like flies'. The host starts to talk to some of the competitors. Tad recons only the strong will survive, while Joel claims he's in for the long haul. Realising there's going to be a long wait; Tad and Flick maneuver to enable themselves to sit down. Tad mentions it's like a date, but Matt isn't so sure! Tad tells them about the 22 hour movie marathon that he did one night, claiming that he'll be able to win, no trouble. Paul arrives to discover what they're doing and recons they're all rather desperate. He offers Tad a bottle of water, which he accepts. Paul laughs at him, telling him he's probably only got a few hours left. Tad is unsure why, so Paul points out that his bladder is now a 'loaded gun'. Tad doesn't look so confident.
Dee wanders in to find Karl looking very miserable. She tells him he looks how she feels, confused and hurt. She goes on to mention how it was good Tess got away from Darcy in time. At the end of the day neither she nor Tess could trust him.
It's five hours since the competition started and Paul returns to find them all still going. He starts telling Tad about the new bathroom that the gym has, and how it makes you look forward to going! Tad tries to ignore him.
TAD: So, here we are, in the car park, with every muscle aching, but at least we're together.
FLICK: And every moment counts, doesn't it darling.
Matt can't take it and so leaves.
MAN WITH MIC: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Another one bites the dust!
(cue Gladiator music - dun dun dun, another one bites the dust)
Paul continues to tease Tad, by dribbling water from the bottle by his feet. He decides he's had enough and leaves. Paul claims his work is done, leaving just Flick and Joel left at the car.
Lyn and Joe arrive back from the shops. Lyn is worried that Steph isn't back yet and comments that it's a wedding that they should be holding not a wake. Lyn continues to worry, and so tries to ring her mobile but it's switched off. Joe tells her not to worry as Steph will tell them in her own time what she wants.
Darkness has fallen, but the competition still runs strong, and Flick and Joel are still touching the car. Joel slides his hand down so that he can sit next to Flick, he tells her that he never wanted to break up with her on her birthday, so she asks if he was waiting till Christmas. Joel apologises, and hopes they can be friends. He tries to start general conversation, but Flick isn't interested.
Karl asks Susan if she'd like to plan anything special for the long weekend, as it's the last one for a while. She tells him it's a bit late to plan anything, so Karl suggests doing something spontaneous.
KARL: Or I could run through Lassiter's; set myself on fire. Something different.
Karl gets up and joins Susan at the table. He tells her that he can't trust Darcy; Dee told him why Tess left him, but Susan recons that Tess just got cold feet. Susan tells him that as a teacher she knows when she's being lied to and that Darcy is not lying, plus he's family. She heads to bed.
It's the early hours of the night, and Steph has arrived back home. Joe and Lyn are awake from worrying about her, but she explains how she went down the beach and added a few buckets of salty water to the sea. Michelle appears, expecting it to be Flick back. Steph tells them she's been thinking and has decided to come to Woody's wake. She tells them to leave all the arrangements as they are.
It's the morning and the man with the mic is singing off and over to Toadie (when he arrives). Flick tells Joel that he is being selfish as he's already got a car.
JOEL: What I've got is a mobile black hole for money.
He apologises for what he said the night before, telling her that he wants what's best for her, and that he still cares for her. She tells him she cares for him too, and it would only take one kiss for them to go back to where they were.