Episode title: Episode 4249
Australian airdate: 29/5/03
UK airdate: 21/7/03
Writer: Noel Maloney
Director: Ali Ali
Tahnee Coppin: Anna Jennings-Edquist
Summary/Images by: Actual/Mona
Tahnee tells Nina she has sent an email with the afro Harold picture to Michelle using a Lassiter's computer - Valda leaves Ramsay Street and says she won't be coming back - Lyn cries in pain at the hospital and thinks something has happened to the baby
Joe sits by Lyn's bedside in the hospital. He tells her the baby is fine and the bleeding has stopped. Lyn is relieved. Joe tells her that it's thanks to Darcy that she's ok because he was caring for her the whole time. He starts to cry and tells her he didn't know what he would have done if anything had happened to her or the baby. Lyn rubs his face with her right hand and calls him a "big softy". Joe tells Lyn he loves her. Lyn smiles and says, "I told you this baby was meant to be."
The Coffee Shop
Tahnee is worried about Chloe Lambert finding out about the Harold pictures being sent to all the email addresses from Lassiter's. She tries to think of ways to keep it from Chloe. Nina tells Tahnee that Chloe isn't stupid and she will find out somehow because they have just affected the computer with a virus from the disk. Tahnee says computers get viruses all the time and it isn't their fault. "It so is!" Nina replies. Tahnee says they can just make something up so they won't lose their jobs. "You mean lie?" Nina asks her. Tahnee insists it will be fine. Nina looks worried.
Jack is cooking some dinner. Steph gives Joe a note from Valda. He reads it and says, "I don't believe this. Valda's gone." He tells Steph and Jack that Valda wrote in the letter that she has got back with Andreas and is planning a wedding. Steph thinks it is just one of Valda's jokes since she was broke. Jack goes to have a look in the garage. Steph tells Joe that Valda couldn't have just left without saying goodbye. Jack comes back and tells them that all of Valda's stuff is gone. Joe looks worried, but Steph tells him Valda will probably be back in a few weeks with lots of stories to tell. Joe looks at the baby photo of Lyn, the only thing Valda left behind. But of course he doesn't have a clue it is Lyn.
Joe, Steph and Jack visit Lyn in hospital. Steph tells Lyn about Jack cooking dinner and she was surprised it was edible. They start laughing about it while Jack says his cooking isn't that bad. Lyn asks Steph what Valda though of it. Before anyone else can reply, Steph quickly tells her that Valda has been at the pub. Dee comes in and tells Lyn she can leave that day. Lyn is thrilled but she is told she has to get plenty of rest. Joe, Steph and Jack leave to let her get some rest before she comes home. Jack asks Joe why he didn't tell Lyn about Valda. Joe says that there is already enough going on with the family and he wouldn't mind a little family support.
Outside the Pub
Summer and Boyd are walking with Max to the pub. Boyd tells Summer there is no way she will go to Fiji to see Rosie because she's too young and she'll will probably get car sick. Summer asks him how she can get car sick when she's flying. He doesn't answer. Summer complains to Max about Boyd picking on her. Max tells her he hasn't got time to hear it because he has to work at the pub now that Valda is gone and no one else is available. Boy looks at Summer and says, "Dad will never let you go now. You know what he's like when he's stressed."
The Coffee Shop
Taj tells Tahnee that their mum will freak when she finds out about what she did a Lassiter's. Tahnee doesn't seem to too worried about it and is confident everything will be ok. "What's she going to do? Send me to boarding school?" she asks. Taj tells her it could be possible and she shouldn't be so cocky. Tahnee says the computer nerd who created the computer program should get the blame. Taj isn't very amused and says he has to go to work. Nina comes in and runs into Jack. She tells him she's sorry to hear about his mum and asks how she is. Jack tells her Lyn and the baby are fine. Nina goes to have a coffee with Tahnee and Jack leaves.
Max and a couple of other people are in the kitchen preparing food. Summer and Boyd separately tell Max how the will do heaps of work at home if he chooses them to go to Fiji. Max tells them whoever gives him the least hassle will more likely get to go. Summer tells him she knows how to make a salad because Valda taught her and Boyd says he will do the dishes. Max gives Summer some lettuce for the salad and Boyd some gloves for the dishes.
The Coffee Shop
Nina and Tahnee continue discussing what happened at Lassiter's with the Harold picture. They start to laugh thinking of people who would have received the picture in their emails. Taj comes in looking worried. He tells them he heard Chloe talking to an IT expert and she has found it they did it. Tahnee looks worried and asks, "How?" Taj tells her he doesn't know but Chloe wants to see them right away. Tahnee tells Nina to lie and do whatever it takes to get out of trouble.
Joe is still worried about Valda leaving. Steph tells him she'll probably ring or contact them eventually. She tells Joe and Jack she has to go and she walks out. Jack can see something is bothering Joe and asks him what's really wrong. Joe tells him he thinks it's because of him that Valda left, because he snapped at her the night before and now he feels really awful about it. Jack tells him that Valda does have a talent of putting people on edge. "Yeah." Joe replies. "So what can we do now?" asks Jack. Joe tells him they will have to find Valda as soon as possible and bring her back. Preferably before Lyn gets home.
Dee waits at the pub for her food. Steph walks in and Dee tells her she's been waiting for 20 minutes. Max comes and apologizes to her and says she'll get her food very soon. He then tells Steph about how Boyd and Summer are both trying to impress him by working in the kitchen so he'll let one of them go to Fiji. Steph tells him maybe he should decide by how many A's they have received at school that week or something. Boyd comes out with Dee's food and gives it to her. Max tells Boyd he shouldn't be out there and that he should go back to the kitchen. Steph asks if she can help out at the pub. Max tells her she could go and collect dishes from tables, then he goes back to the kitchen. Dee pulls a face after eating the food, but she says she's so hungry she'll eat anything. Steph tells Dee she hasn't seen her for ages and wants to catch up. Dee tells her she's sorry, but she's been busy. Steph realizes it's got to do with Darcy and asks if they are getting back together. "Let's just say I am open to the possibility." Dee says with a smile.
Taj and Tahnee wait for Nina to come out from talking to Chloe. Taj is worried because it's taking so long. Nina comes out looking miserable. She tells them she tried to lie, but she just couldn't, so she ended up being fired.
Joe is on the phone to the bus company trying to find out if Valda went on a bus, but they won't tell him anything. Jack looks at the baby photo of Lyn and tells Joe that maybe it's some sort of clue. Joe agrees that maybe it is. He tells Jack he rang all of the transport companies and they couldn't tell him anything and he can't think of anything else. Jack suggests the fairy to Tasmania and goes to ring them.
The Coffee Shop
Tahnee walk in and tells Nina she managed to convince Chloe get her job back. Nina is thrilled and tells Tahnee the way she can lie and bend the truth is a gift. She asks her if she's coming back to Lassiter's. Tahnee says her shift is over and stays in the Coffee Shop after Nina leaves. She doesn't look very happy.
Max finishes up with the cooking at the pub and thanks Boyd and Summer for helping. They start going on about how great a job they both did. Max tells them that's enough and decides it's time to tell them who's going. He looks at Boyd and tells him sorry, but he can't go because he can't miss three weeks of school. Summer is really happy and teases Boyd by telling him that she can bring him back a shell or something. "That's enough, Summer." Max tells her. He then tells Boyd he will talk to him about it later. Boyd isn't very happy at all and tells Max, "I've got a better idea. How about we don't talk about it at all." Then he walks out in a huff.
The Coffee Shop
Taj walks in and asks Tahnee if she heard about Nina getting her job back. She tells him she took the blame for what happened and she ended up being fired. Taj tells her that their mum isn't going to be very happy about it. Tahnee tells him that "mum" won't care because it's just a stupid job and she can get another one.
Lyn comes home and is surprised at how neat the house is. She asks where Valda is. Joe, Jack and Steph are still reluctant to tell her so Jack says Valda has gone shopping. Lyn realizes something is going on and asks what it is. Jack and Steph quickly get away by saying they will bring her bags in and put the kettle on. Joe tries to get away too, but Lyn stops him.
The Coffee Shop
Boyd walks up to Tahnee and can tell that she is sad about something. He asks her what's wrong. Tahnee can see that Boyd isn't too happy either and tells him how she got fired and her parents are really angry and sending her to boarding school. Boyd thinks it would be great to go to boarding school and asks her why she isn't happy about it. She tells him she isn't happy because of leaving her family, the strict rules and the 8:00 pm curfew. Boyd tells her it would be good for him because of his sister getting to go to Fiji and his dad having a 20 something girlfriend who thinks she can be his new mum. Tahnee smiles and tells him maybe it would be good if he went to boarding school. "You're not wrong." he replies miserably.
Lyn reads Valda's letter and tells Joe she knows it's complete nonsense. Joe is still feeling bad about yelling at Valda, but Lyn tells him she's lost her temper with Valda more than once. Joe looks at the baby photo and wonders why Valda included it with the letter. Lyn tells him she hasn't got a clue. She then tells him she is very worried about Valda. Joe tells her that Valda can look after herself and she's got Andreas. Lyn tells him that Valda has always relied on other people and that she wouldn't have gone back to Andreas after the way he treated her. Lyn decides that they will just have to try and find Valda and bring her back.