Episode title: Episode 4261
Australian airdate: 16/6/03
UK airdate: 6/8/03
Writer: Judith Colquhoun
Director: Jovita O'Shaughnessy
Kat Riley: Gemma Bishop
Sgt. Joanna Douglas: Matilda Whitebr>Chris Morton: Alex Konisbr>Matt Porter: Rian McLeanbr>Sam Volker: David English
" by Jebediah
Summary/Images by: Kulin/Mona
Dee fumbles under the couch and nearly touches the ring - Lyn realises it was Darcy who pushed her over - Lyn tells Susan and Karl about Darcy being the burglar and they react badly
Lyn and Joe enter, having obviously just been to the police. Lyn feels they believed her and wonders what will happen now. Joe hopes they'll charge him, so she thinks it's going to be bad for the Kennedys. Joe points out that she had to tell the police and if the Kennedys can't accept that…but they will when the truth comes out. Joe talks about the damage Darcy has done and wonders about sorting him out himself, but Lyn asks him to promise not to.
Darcy's looking in the pot-plant for something when the police call, asking if he can spare a few minutes. He wears a hunted expression throughout.
Taj comes in and asks Libby how the interview went. He mentions that the Community Hall is showing the two Martin Guerre films. She asks if he's going and he tells her some of them have been talking about it. Would she like to go too? She agrees it would be interesting to compare the two different approaches.
We see a shot of Darcy's shoe, with the ring in the background. Asked what he was doing that afternoon, he tells them he was at the hospital checking on his roster. Sergeant Douglas explains that a new development is that he has been 'put at the scene' by a witness and concedes that it's Lyn. Darcy replies that Lyn's having a somewhat difficult pregnancy and is asked to explain, within the bounds of patient confidentiality.
Susan is telling Libby that she can't believe it's Darcy, just that Lyn's been under a lot of stress and is probably very mixed up. Libby mentions that Dee asked her Darcy had been having money problems but Susan says no, he couldn't possibly have done something like that, committed a crime, although he's always been hopeless with money.
He receives a call from Dee, reminding him that he has an appointment at five. Sergeant Douglas asks what his relationship is with Dee. He answers that she's a good friend.
Stuart's playing darts when Kat brings their drinks. He says 'you've either got it or you don't'. She asks him for tips, saying she knows 'sort of' how to play, but not like him, but then makes a high score and beats him. She's even able to get a bull's eye blindfold. He has to buy her a drink -'top shelf' champagne.
Karl is horrified that Lyn went to the police and Darcy comments that he thought they were good friends. Just as Karl offers any help he and Susan can give, they watch the police being shown in to the treatment room by Dee and both look worried.
Dee tells the police that Darcy is an old friend, with whom she shared a flat for a while, not a boyfriend, but they're very close. Sergeant Douglas asks if his routine has changed lately and whether he's seemed under pressure. Dee replies that GPs always are and Darcy's very dedicated to his job. She wonders if he's had financial problems, as his flat is completely empty. Dee replies that he's redecorating. Sergeant Douglas asks about the day the Kennedys were burgled. Dee says she'll check her diary and asks if she should get legal advice too.
A group of Taj's friends are discussing some girls in a magazine.
'Look at those!
'Ok - they're not real'.
'Of course they're real!'
'She's wearing green contact lenses.'
Taj criticises them for their 'perving at chicks in a magazine - you'd have to be desperate'.
They ask him if he can come to listen to a band, but he says he's busy Tuesday as he has a date but won't tell them who it is.
Kat tells Stuart her father was a State darts champion. He tells her he's not competitive, just plays for the enjoyment. They play pool, but he makes a bad start - and she doesn't. He covers his face as she pots ball after ball.
Joe and Lyn are trying to explain to the rather hostile Kennedys. Joe says it wasn't easy to go to the police and they hope it won't change things between their families. Lyn tries to say she understands how Susan might be feeling but Susan says they just don't believe he's guilty. Karl suggests the severe concussion may have confused her. Joe points out they lost jewellery, but he and Lyn almost lost a baby. Karl says categorically that they can't let Darcy be falsely accused, so Joe comments that they'd better see themselves out as they're not getting anywhere.
Dee asks Darcy what's going on and when he refuses to say anything, jumps to the conclusion that it's about the illegal gambling and James. She can't understand why it's Darcy who's a suspect and not James. He gets her to sit down and makes a 'heartfelt' confession - that he's lied to her because he was ashamed, but he was the one who owed James the money. He goes on to claim plaintively that he's not a thief and he never would do anything like that. Dee looks a bit dubious after saying earlier she doesn't know what to believe.
Joe grabs Darcy's neck and says he doesn't care what cock and bull story he told the police, he treated them like fools and that was his big mistake. Dee asks what's going on. Joe replies 'Ask him - he hurt my wife, my pregnant wife'. Dee thinks Joe looked pretty convinced, but Darcy says that's the rumour spreading and he's ready to blame anybody, just like people started to believe Ruby had done it.
Taj wants something special for a big date with someone pretty sophisticated and with good taste. He tries on heaps of things.
Kat wants an arm-wrestle. Stuart thinks it's just to repair his wounded ego. She denies it, saying she just wants an arm-wrestle. He wins the first one easily, but she kisses him and so gets him quickly the next time. She asks him if he wants to go again - 'only if you cheat again'. They kiss.
Taj has tried all sorts of things, but returns them saying he wants to look older, but not that old.
Lyn's surprised that Joe's come home rather than going to the pub. He hugs her and they joke about the baby kicking. She almost cries, saying how hard the last few weeks have been. He reckons they'll get through it all and so will their friendship with Karl and Susan. Just then Susan comes to the door and shakily says that after what's happened, she doesn't feel she can be godmother to the baby any more. It would be awkward and she has to show loyalty to Darcy and if she went ahead it would be misconstrued. Lyn breathes heavily as Susan leaves.
He's scrabbling around in the mess of the overturned pot-plant when Dee calls. She points out the state he's in and tells him she'll clean up while he makes a cup of tea. He goes off nervously while she chats about going to Lyn herself. She falls silent as she picks up the ring then reads 'Susan and Karl'
'Do you want to tell me what Susan's wedding ring is doing under your couch?'