Izzy and Tom talking in the church
Summer breaks up with Declan
Tom telling Susan he left the priesthood
Susan seems hesitant and Tom comments that he hopes this isn't a sign of her having cold feet, because he's burned all his bridges for her, he's left the church. She says ‘Tom' tearily and they hug.
Libby and Sindi discuss Valda and Lou's non-date and go on to the issue of Darren and the fact that they've been seeing one another for two weeks but Libby doesn't think ‘he's planning on scoring at all'.
Max lets Lyn in and promises Declan, who's on the phone, that he'll pass on the message to Summer.
Summer tells Max that he should have said she'd run away. She wants to be with someone who's old enough to treat her as she deserves to be treated – at least in Year 8. When she flounces off, Lyn laughs and tells Max the whole ‘boy thing' gets a lot funnier before it gets better. She's full of wedding information and what's left to do. At the size of the guest list, Max comments ‘So many people I've never met'.
Tom's putting on a jazz CD and he and Susan joke about tastes in music. Susan comments that Mal once dropped someone because she had a Milli-Vanilli poster on the walls. There's an awkward moment as Tom answers that he has ‘God helps those who help themselves' on his, but they go on to talk about Truman Capote and his short stories.
SUSAN: His short stories are like little ripe pears. Sorry – brings out the poet in me.
TOM: Brings out the latent travel-writer in me. Yes, all these tales of the interesting people he's met on his travels…
Sindi hails Darren when he comes in while Libby's at the toilet and makes him talk to her. She insists that his stars are not to be taken lightly, especially when they're telling him to shape up in the romance department.
She goes off quickly once Libby returns and says that she hopes they weren't talking about her.
LIBBY: Whatever she said, just ignore it.
DARREN: But um…. With Uranus in my first house I'm not sure if I'll be able to!
At the other side of the pub, Izzy reminds Karl that he said it would be good if Libby had some fun and Libby is a grown-up, capable of looking after herself. They sidetrack into Karl mentioning that there are a few things he can think of that he'd like to do to her. Libby glares across at them as they cuddle.
Tom and Susan are snuggling up on the lounge, hoping the ‘boarders' won't be in soon. She wonders if he has to hurry off and he admits he's not in a hurry to go and pack up boxes. She agrees and they chuckle as she says that you should never attempt packing after a big meal and leads him off into the bedroom.
Karl is very cold towards Darren when they find themselves at the bar together and Darren comments sarcastically on the way Erinsborough residents are friendly. They have a hostile conversation about Libby, in which Karl keeps commenting on darren's lack of prospects and a steady background. Darren points out that he's worked very hard to turn his life around and that Karl should know that Libby would be the hardest one of all to convince and she is convinced, so he should back off.
Darren restrains Libby from going over to tell her father off and suggests they just leave.
Karl's very angry at being told to back off but Izzy tries to calm him down as it's not really any of his business, but she also sees it as an illustration of how protective a father he'll be for their baby. There's a little pause as she comments that Libby's almost the same age as her. He doesn't like the feeling that his child doesn't need him any more. Patting her stomach, she says it's not true of all his children, so they go home to start some guitar lessons he's promised to give her.
Libby and Darren are kissing goodnight when Darren starts to break away. She sighs and predicts he'll say he has an early start.
Sindi arrives and very unsubtly makes herself scarce. Libby sighs as Darren says he's going because he has to get up early.
Kennedys' the following morning
Susan's very happy as she cooks breakfast. Sindi has to watch the points, but Libby comes out saying how wonderful it is to smell fry-up just when she needs TLC. Susan comments that she had a wonderful night's sleep.
LIBBY: Yeah, you look good.
SUSAN: I feel good.
SINDI: I think we both need whatever she's having.
LIBBY: Yes! Indeed! What are you having, mother of mine?
Tom emerges from the bedroom.
TOM: Hi folks. I hope you're doing plenty of bacon, because I'm absolutely starving!
Libby and Sindi's stunned looks remain unchanged and they stand there like statues while Susan tells them that yes, Tom stayed the night and for the record he's leaving the priesthood.
Declan wants to tell Summer something but she replies that he's suffocating her. He has to let her go and move on she tells him. He replies to her trendy ‘break-up' clichés with complete incomprehension.
Outside, Lisa tells her she has to show him that she's moved on and it's obvious Braydden likes her.
Libby feeds Ben but is a bit unresponsive when Tom talks to her. He leaves to allow Susan and Libby to talk and so that he can speak to Lyn.
Once he's gone, Susan comments that she never expected she'd be made to feel like a naughty child in her own home. Libby asks if it's worth it and Susan replies angrily that she doesn't know why she has to explain it to her. Tom makes her happy and she should just try to see it from her mother's point of view.
feeding Oscar, Tom tells Lyn that she knows he's never been the most orthodox of priests, quibbling with superiors etc. and he's left the priesthood. Lyn snaps back that it has nothing to do with issues with the church and everything to do with Susan. Nobody goes through life without periods of dissatisfaction and strength comes from making the most of what life brings you. He wants life, not as a passive spectator and hasn't been true to himself from the start. Susan was the catalyst and he's choosing a life with her. It's the life he's going to live.
Braydden and his friend are at the lockers so Summer positions herself near them. They don't notice while she nearly chokes herself coughing to attract attention and stop talking only when she makes a deafening noise rattling a lock. She asks Braydden effusively if he'd like lunch and is completely deflated when he asks if he even knows her.
Lisa and Declan are sitting together sharing a milk-shake. Declan wants to be sure ‘she' won't come in but Lisa reassures him. Summer comes in and aggressively confronts them, but they throw all her own words back at her.
LISA: Yeah – too young for you, but I never said anything about him being too young for me.
Frustrated, Summer attacks Lisa and Susan finds them.
Despite Max suggesting it's a bit harsh, Susan suspends Summer and tells the other two off. When they've gone She suggests to Summer that she needs to re-examine her friendship with Lisa. Summer promises that she plans to ‘move on from both of those traitors'.
Tom appears in the doorway to take Susan for lunch. As she and Max leave, Summer very pointedly gives them both a long lingering look and grins. Tom and Susan laugh.
Izzy and Karl walk round hand-in-hand.
Susan and Tom sit on a bench and laugh about running away to the circus as he has to find a job and somewhere to live.
SUSAN: Well don't worry about it now!
TOM: As my girlfriend aren't you supposed to worry about it?
TOM: You know what I mean.
SUSAN: Er..Significant other.
TOM: Better half.
SUSAN: Ball and chain.
Their loud laughter attracts the attention of Karl and Izzy as they hug one another nearby.
The couples stop and stare at one another, especially Tom and Izzy….