Note: Final Appearance of Kate Keltie as Michelle Scully as a regular character.
Tahnee thanks Nina, but Nina tells them it doesn't mean that they are friends. Nina says farewell to Michelle.
Connor is wrapping Michelle's going away present, he tells Lou that this is her real one and ask what he recons. Lou tells him it'll be fantastic, but then goes on to admit that he doesn't have a romantic bone in his body, so what would he know!
Steph takes over from Lyn doing the washing up, so she goes to see Michelle. Nina and Jack agree that it wasn't too bad that she came; they go to get a drink and end up standing next to Taj and Lori, though there is an eerie silence between them. They spot Lyn dancing.
Valda arrives to find Connor still around, she asks if he's going to the party, and spots the present. She sends him on his way, telling him it's the thought that counts
Jack and Lori are talking about her progress but she tells him that she still gets tired and should probably get going. He goes to help her leave but Taj comes and takes over. Michelle says goodbye to them and they head off. Nina notices Lori's scarf on the floor and returns it to her. Connor arrives.
Taj brings Lori home, he tells her that she almost upstaged Michelle at the party with her trick. Lori admits that she should be getting to bed. Taj asks if she's going to be ok, but she tells him she's learnt to be quite resourceful these days. He tells her nothing surprises him anymore about her, and gives her a kiss on the cheek before leaving.
Lyn rounds everyone up into helping tidy after the party. Connor takes the opportunity to give Michelle her present - ear muffs. She puts them on and goes to show everyone, Nina walks through. Connor asks if she recons the present was OK as he's still not sure about them. He admits that even though he and Michelle aren't together anymore, he still cares for her as a friend. She reminds him that her relationship isn't all that 'flash hot' anyway.
CONNOR: For what it's worth, I think you should get back to what you're good at, (Nina looks lost)... Your singing, jump right into it.
CONNOR: Because it's a distraction, and because it's your true love.
Lyn is telling Steph, Jack and Michelle about the time she and Joe forgot to pick her up from school one day and she ended up sitting on the pavement, arms folded with a funny face. They all start pulling funny faces at each other. Jack tells her she's always had a stubborn streak.
MICHELLE: Um, it's not a stubborn streak, I prefer to call it an independent quality.
LYN: Well you certainly have that, my love. Look at you know. This time tomorrow. (she starts to well up)
The others leave to go to bed. Lyn apologises for getting emotional, blaming her hormones. Michelle thanks her for the evening, and asks her for one more tiny favour.
Connor is sitting outside in the dark in a reflective kind of mood. He gets up and wanders over to the Scully driveway, but turns back again. Michelle comes out and they say hi. She tells him Lyn knows where she is. They hug.
CONNOR: So, um, where you heading to tonight?
MICHELLE: Well I was going to be heading that way, (points to No.30)
CONNOR: That's funny, I was going there too. Do you want me to walk?
Michelle and Connor stay up late chatting and reflecting on the good old times. He thanks her for sticking behind him when he learnt how to read, and how he'll never forget it. Michelle comments that whatever brought them together this time might just do it again in the future, and if not they'll have happy memories to look back on. They hug. Aww
Steph makes Lyn a cup of coffee. Lyn wonders how much longer Michelle is going to be, but she soon arrives through the front door. She tells them it was nice staying the night with Connor as they just sat up chatting about everything. Lyn asks what time she would like to set off, but Michelle tells her Connor's offered to take her to the airport. She says it will prevent the horrible goodbyes, but Lyn isn't so sure. Michelle goes to get ready.
Nina comes to ask Lou if she can have a singing gig at the pub, as it will be different to last time. Valda arrives and comments how the previous night had been the best young social this year. She goes to busy herself in the kitchen. Nina asks Lou again, but he tells her no, as he's had trouble with entertainment before and it's not a personal thing.
Taj comes to join Nina. He apologises to her for the things the guys were saying to her. She tells him it's OK, but he knows there's something else bothering her, so she tells him about how Lou knocked her back. He tells her that everyone always gets knocked back, but it doesn't stop them trying. He encourages her to keep trying for gigs.
Nina arrives again, Lou asks if it's a different something, but Nina confirms it's the same something that she's after. Lou starts spieling about how the punters like to come to the pub to relax and often come with their mates to sit and chat. Nina tells her that she is different to the other entertainers he's had before and asks him to give her a chance. He tells her he admires her determination, but the answer is no. She gives him a sweet angelic look and he finally agrees she can sing that day at noon - take it or leave it.
Lori stands up to welcome Jack in. He's come to give her a CD of her favourite dance tracks as she was talking about going clubbing one day. He asks if she'll save a dance for him. She agrees and passes on a message of 'bon voyage' to Michelle.
Lou's Place - Now full of punters
Nina runs in late, she apologises to Lou, as she couldn't decide what to wear, and it took her longer to get ready than she thought. He tells her not to worry, and all she is there to do is prove her wrong. He goes to introduce her and she starts to play.
Lassiters Park - Nina's music continues to play throughout the scene
Taj helps Lori to walk from her wheelchair to the bench in the park. She tells him it's so great to be able to get out of the chair, and that she'll be able to start doing things again like visit her family, go to yoga and mountaineering. He asks if she's going to see Michelle off, but Lori tells him they said their goodbye's at the party, plus it's a family thing and she's got to get used to not being part of the Scully family anymore. Taj moves closer to her, and she asks if he's going to kiss her, after the kiss he gave her last night. He tells her he had no intention and that they are just friends. Lori is relieved and they laugh about it together.
Ramsay Street - Nina's music still plays
Michelle says goodbye to her family in turn; Jack, Steph, Valda and finally Lyn. Connor tells her that they need to make a move so she gets into the car. They drive down the road, but end up reversing back.
JACK: Hey, the airport's that way (he points down the road)
STEPH: What have you forgotten?
MICHELLE: I forgot the most important thing in the world to me; you (she grabs Lyn's hands). Mum, I want you to come to the airport with me.
They get into the car and drive off.