Writer: John Upton
Director: Tony Osicka
Valda Sheergold: Joan Sydney
Michelle Scully: Kate Keltie
Brent Styles: Paul Upchurch
Susan accepting the date with Brent
Connor telling Michelle he can stay in the country
Lou tumbling down the hill
In the bush
Lou's alive after his tumble, but in a lot of pain. He rolls uncomfortably on to his back.
Michelle is trying to convince Lyn that she'd be better off studying in Erinsborough from now on because she wouldn't be able to concentrate in New York, knowing that Connor is at home waiting for her. Lyn's not sure but it doesn't take much to twist her arm. Michelle looks excited and goes to ring Joe.
Stu's in a funk because the ‘House of Trouser' seems to be no more due to Connor being with Michelle and Toadie dating Sindi. Stu can't stand Sindi being so girly 24/7 and wants to have a word to Toadie about her. “Is this not sour grapes because you're the only bachelor in the house?” asks Connor. “No… maybe.” Stu adds that he doesn't want to interfere, but he doesn't think that Toadie really loves Sindi. Connor wants to know what Stu's going to say but he only shrugs.
Michelle is telling Valda about her plans to stay at home, but Valda isn't being as encouraging as she hoped. She's clearly in a mood over Lou, and says that she knows Michelle and Connor love each other but one day down the track Shell may regret not going back. “There's some opportunities in life, well they're like doors. They only open the once and if you don't go through them you never get the chance to do it again.”
Max is over at voicing his concerns about Lou to Harold. He wonders if he should call the police. Harold says Lou may just be chasing after Trixie, or he might be on the trail of some new scam. He says to Max that they'll give him another 24 hours and then they'll call the police. Max agrees then leaves to go back to the pub.
Serena walks out of her room with the chick after an unsuccessful attempt to cheer Sky up. Harold realises that he and Serena haven't spent a lot of time together lately and suggest they try the trivia night at the pub that night. Serena says she has homework to do at first but then agrees to go.
In the bush
The bush walkers trekking past Lou cannot hear his faint cries for help. They also can't see him because there's too much foliage in the way.
Lyn springs Susan about to ring and cancel her date with Brent. She's getting nervous and wishes that she could go to the pub where she'd feel more comfortable but worries that Karl may show up, making everyone embarrassed. They decide that Susan will go to the pub after much deliberation, and Lyn will be there for back up if things go awry.
Max asks Stu if he's seen Connor who is supposed to be emceeing the trivia night. Stu says he should find Michelle then he'd find Connor. Lyn wants to know if Stu will be on her and Michelle's team because he knows about sports. He agrees.
Susan and Brent walk in with Susan looking nervously around for any sign of Karl. Brent suggests they stay for the trivia night for a bit of a laugh. He goes to sign them up and Susan rushes past Lyn looking nervous.
Karl is jamming away on his guitar until he breaks one of the strings. He searches around for the phone, finds it in an old pizza box and rings up Valda wanting to know if she'd like to go to the trivia night.
Boyd and Serena come out of the girls' room after trying to talk to Sky. Serena says that he should join her and Harold for the trivia night. He's not too keen but Harold says that it would be nice for “Sky's support team to spend some time together.” He asks Boyd if he should wear a tie or a cravat. Boyd just gives him a look that says, ‘Huh?'
Sky's supporters arrive and head over to say hi to Valda and Karl. They exchange greetings and Valda leads Karl to a table. “Nice cravat,” Karl adds as he walks past. Valda chooses a table right next to Susan and Brent. The Kennedy's say hello uncomfortably and Brent recognizes Karl from the jazz club. He tells Susan about Karl being booked to play a gig and Susan sarcastically asks, “Free as a river?” He sits down with Valda and says that the trivia night may not be such a good idea. Valda tells him not to worry so much.
Connor and Michelle are having dinner. Connor says to Michelle that he loves her and he doesn't want to lose her again. She says that he won't. Connor fidgets, “I… I want to make a commitment to you, to pledge myself to you for life. See, I sort of consider you my fiancée now. Nobody needs to know about it, and nobody can change it in any way.” Michelle grins and kisses him. Connor's mobile interrupts them, but when he sees Max's name on the screen he remembers that he's supposed to be at the trivia night and Shell remembers she's supposed to meet Lyn there. They dash out.
Connor takes over the reins from Max and starts the night off. Sky's Supporters are off to a rough start. The Jazzie's (Susan and Brent) are on the right track, as are the Kavalda's (Karl & Valda). Karl and Susan answer Connor's next question in exactly the same way. The one after that is about the Simpsons. “Oh doh! I know this!” exclaims Karl. Susan's delighted to hear that Brent's a complete addict of the show and knows the answer. Karl gives them a sullen look when he sees them having a good time.
Karl's in a more competitive mood now. The final question is about Roman Gods. Karl and Susan each ponder, separately, if it's Zeus or Jupiter. They both settle on a different answer. Connor tells everyone to fold up their answers and pass them to the front.
Max and Connor tally up the votes and Connor informs everyone that Susan & Brent and Karl and Valda are neck and neck. First prize is dinner for two at Lassiter's Hotel and the wooden spoon prize is two free Izzychino's at the Coffee Shop. Valda tells him to get on with it. “Okay, okay. Without any further ado, without beating around the bush and wasting anymore of your precious, precious time that you hold so dear to your heart. The winner's tonight by one single point are… Susan and Brent!” Everyone applauds and Karl looks annoyed. Susan and Brent decide to use the voucher that night.
The Jazzy duo sit down at a table and Susan apologizes to Brent if there was any awkwardness between them and Karl. She explains to him that he's her ex. “Don't get me wrong, he's a nice man, but it's still pretty raw. It's pretty recent.” Brent says he understands and tells her that she handled herself very well. He also says that it's probably good to take things slowly so she's not overwhelmed. Susan looks happier.
Sky's Supporters have won the wooden spoon prize. “Great, free Izzychino's at granddad's place,” says Serena. Boyd gives her the voucher and says that she should take Scott there. “Granddad couldn't supply enough fish fingers for Scott.”
Connor and Michelle are having a great old time chatting. “Connor,” Max warns, “I didn't sponsor you just to improve your love life!” Connor ambles away to re-stock the fridge. “He was good, wasn't he,” Michelle says to Max. “Yeah, he'll be better when he re-stocks my fridge.”
Karl overhears Valda and Lyn talking about Susan and Brent and how happy they looked, and also about Karl and how competitive he went. Karl gets annoyed and goes over to Stu to ask if he wants to have a beer with him.
Susan is telling Brent the story of how Sarah sent her and Karl a ton of manure to their doorstep for a prank that Susan pulled on her. “I can't believe I just told you that!” She admits to Brent that she was hesitant about tonight but she's glad she came and that he's been so understanding. “Susan, I really like you. And I'll take your lead on how fast or slow things go.” Susan smiles, “… Would you like to come back to my place for a nightcap?”
Harold arrives back home after his morning walk and gives an odd look to the strange car out the front of Susan's place. Max comes over and wonders if they should call the police yet to look for Lou. Harold says he'll try his mobile one more time. They look worried when they can hear the phone ringing close by. Max picks it up and remarks that the battery is nearly dead. Harold rings the police.
In the bush
Lou is desperately calling out for Lolly. His eyes close and the camera pans up towards the sky slowly fading to a white screen.