Libby, Karl and Drew realise that Susan has been gone all day and is possibly finding old friends. Karl calls the police.
Steph, Stu and Lou tease Toadie and Dee as they are dressed in wedding outfits.
Stuart is unable to believe that something may be going on between Toadie and Dee, and doesn't believe that Toadie is Dee's type after her 'Ken dolls' of Darcy and Joel. Steph suggests that as they grow up, looks no longer play such an important part, but it would see Dee has been eavesdropping on their conversation, and she doesn't take kindly to it. Steph and Stu try to explain that they weren't gossiping but just having a friendly natter. Dee jumps to Toadie's defence and ends up leaving after a rather sour note.
Karl is on the phone to the police, pointing out that it's been a week and they've still heard nothing about Susan. He tries explaining that she isn't well, but is just fed the same spiel. He tells Lib that nothing seems to be happening, but Drew points out that she may not be the Susan they know, but she's still pretty sensible. Ben starts to cry and Libby points out that babies tend to sense when something is wrong
Lyn tells Joe and the others about a new waxing product that Gino has introduced, but Joe doesn't seem to have much idea about how it works and asks for Steph's advice.
STEPH: You know, waxing and childbirth are just proof that women's pain threshold is beyond men's understanding.
Stu and Joe decide the topic of conversation isn't for them so grab some beers and head for the box to watch the footie. Lyn points out that Stu is going to be missed when he heads off to East Timor. Steph doesn't say much and heads through to ask Stu if he wants help building bridges with Dee and Toadie. He declines.
Karl gets off the phone to a patient as Detective Goldstein arrives. He tells Karl that in most cases a missing person will return on their own accord within 48 hours, but in Susan's case that hasn't happened, so they will need to take the case further. He asks Karl to recount what happened on the day of Susan's accident. Karl informs him that he's already given a report, but the Detective asks him to give it again.
Lyn advises Steph that perhaps talking to Toadie might help sort things out. Steph tells her she never meant it to get that far, but agrees that talking it through is a good idea. They hug, and as they pull away Lyn asks Steph if she'll test the wax for her. Steph refuses, but Joe watches on and comments how it can't be painful. Steph points out that she only shaved a few days ago and suggests that Joe does it.
STEPH: If dad's so sure it's painless, let him do it. Plenty of hair on those pins.
LYN: No, love. That's not as crazy as it sounds. You see lots of blokes have it done these days, like , swimmers and bodybuilders...
STEPH: ...and drag queens!
JOE: NO WAY!
STEPH: What's the problem? Afraid of a little hot wax?
Lyn explains how she'd be testing it, and could do it out of site, around his ankle. He tells her to stay away.
Toadie is practising his radio speech by telling Bob how not to chat up other dogs. Toadie comments how despite the fact of not being able to start or keep a relationship he's got a knack for giving great advice. Dee tells him not to put himself down so much and Stu asks if he can call in. Toadie tells him to go for it, so Stu asks how to deal with a friend who is loosing a sense of humour. Toadie advises him to slip toenails into her drink, why!, or tell her to lighten up. Dee isn't impressed, but as Stu leaves, she asks her own question.
DEE: My flatmate has trouble with admitting to his feelings any time someone touches a nerve, he covers it with humour.
Toadie tells her she's in no position to judge. She tells him he knows enough to know, but he informs her that lines are closed, and asks if she can drop it.
Joe is sitting prepared as Lyn takes the wax out of the microwave. He tells her he's only agreed to do it so that he can prove to Steph how it isn't painful. As she applies the wax she tells him to think calming thoughts, and to remember to breathe. He tells her to whack it on thick to save time. As she pulls the strip off he yells, so much so, you can hear it all down Ramsay Street!
Stuart is over and suggests that no news about Susan is good news. Libby agrees and while Drew goes to answer the door, hands Ben over to Stu for a last cuddle before he goes off to the army. Libby tells Steph that Stu was just about to tell them all about his army stories. Drew asks if he's still going and Stu explains that even though he's signed on for four years, he has a chance to bail after basic training. He tells them he's thinking of going as there is nothing keeping him in Erinsborough.
STEPH: At the end of the day, life is what you make it, wherever you are.
Stu is saying goodbye to Lyn and tells her that he'll send her a postcard. It reminds her that they received a postcard from Flick in Seattle who explains that she's met up with Tad. Yay! Sorry, bear with me while I go off into a daydream! Lyn tells Stu that besides Tad, he's the only really good friend Flick has got. Stu explains that as Flick is getting on with her life, it's time for him to get on with his. Joe appears and Stuart teases him about the wax, but is quickly persuaded to leave. Joe isn't too pleased and recons that pretty soon the whole world will know.
There is a knock at the door, and they open it to find Detective Gosling, sorry Goldstein! He confirms that he has come about Susan and asks Lyn to explain what happened in the salon before Susan left. He seems particularly interested in the tension between Karl and Susan. Joe wonders why he's asking about it, and Goldstein explains that he's covering all the situations. Lyn tells how Karl and Susan were an inseparable couple before the accident, but Goldstein asks them to return to the question in hand.
Libby is on the phone to a former colleague who is trying to get a story about Susan. Libby informs them it's private business and hangs up. Detective Goldstein arrives and starts asking Libby about what first happened after Susan's accident. Libby tells him how Karl and she had chased Susan when she first ran off. Detective Goldstein draws to the conclusion that Susan was afraid of Karl.
Lassiter's Car Park
As Joe pulls into the car park, Drew yells at him to 'show him his leg' before driving off. Joe spots Karl and tells him about Detective Goldstein's visit. Karl is surprised to hear they were questioning about him, but Joe tells him to keep positive.
Dee and Steph agree to put the issue behind them, but Stu comments that they don't have anything to worry about. Dee asks him what he would know about it, and brushes away the idea that she has the hots for Toadie. Stu notices the time and decides it's time to head off. Dee tells him not to think of them as he joins the army and Steph reminds him to make sure he's doing it for the right reasons. He says his goodbyes and advises Steph to brush up on her pool skills while he's away.
Libby tells Karl it sounded like the detective was interested to know if Karl caused the accident and how stable their marriage was. She comments that it sounded like he was digging for dirt on him, but Karl seems to think that as long as they are asking questions then it's going the right way. He comments that if the detective was looking for dirt, there wouldn't be any to find anyway. Libby seems to agree, though isn't quite so convinced.
Libby tells Karl that she plans to spend the morning calling everyone in Susan's address book again. Karl tells her that Darcy is going to cover his morning patients so that he can come and help her, but is interrupted as a patient calls.
Dee overhears Toadie making a gag about marriage in preparation for his radio show and comments that he's being cynical. He tells her that if she's going into another self esteem pep talk, she can stop. She tells him they shouldn't let it get to them.
DEE: You are one of the best guys I know, in fact you are the best guy I know. You're caring, considerate...
TOADIE: Great personality, all that kind of stuff. Why do you care so much?
DEE: You're a great kisser. In fact, I can't think of anyone I'd rather have at my side. I just wish you knew it.
She walks over and gives him one great smooch, but he backs off, telling her it's wrong.
It would seem calling people in Susan's address book hasn't helped, so Libby wonders about talking to her work colleagues, see if she mentioned anything to anyone. She admits it's a long shot, but they haven't got much else.
Detective Goldstein arrives and asks Karl if they can go through a few more questions. Libby asks him why there is a need for so many questions when all they are trying to do is find her mum. Goldstein asks Karl to accompany him to the station, but Karl doesn't understand why and is furious that they are trying to frame him for something when they are trying to find where Susan has gone. Libby encourages him to calm down and gets him to agree to go. He is walked out the surgery, past waiting patients.