Svetlanka and Harold kissing.
Susan and Karl in mediation with Izzy bursting in.
Jack declining Nina's offer to go to America.
Nina says that she already cancelled his ticket, as Lyn did made a lot of sense. Jack thinks that he can visit her in a few months time, but Nina tells him that she's not going to give up on him either. She is staying. Jack thinks she is crazy, but she replies that “none of that matters compared to being with you” and kisses him.
Oh the phone, Toadie argues with Tim telling him that Susan is his client and he will not do it.
Toadie breaks the news to Susan that Tim has had to go down to Sydney straight away due to major developments in another case and he will be taking the place of Tim. Susan and Libby are not impressed.
Karl vents his frustration out to Izzy about the failure of the mediation. He thought that two rational adults could come to a conclusion together…Izzy shakes her head and says it never happens. And besides, it's probably for the best that some impartial party will sort this all out.
Susan asks how Toadie can remain impartial, given the relationship he has with Karl and besides he has had little time to prepare! He agrees that the “the situation is not ideal” but he is there to help Susan. They have a long night ahead of them and Susan suggests that they go down to the pub for dinner.
Over dinner, Svetlanka comments to Harold how nervous she is about the reconciliation dinner tomorrow. Harold consoles her, saying he probably won't be as bad as she thinks. He believes that people are good and that love will always triumph in the end, as long as we're truthful with one another.
As Susan and Toadie walk in, Karl gets up to talk to ask Toadie a question about the trust fun. He breaks the news about how he is now Susan's lawyer for the trial and Karl gets extremely mad. He asks if he's going to be the one to ruin him after he treated Toadie like a son and does not buy his excuses. Toadie asks if he also wasn't like a son to Susan as well and he is trying to do his best given the situation. Susan comes over before things get any more heated and they leave.
Once back at his table, Karl can't believe the luck. Izzy however thinks it's a disguised blessing, “Good! Toadie feels close to both of you, that's bound to cloud his judgement.”
Karl, Susan and their lawyers start the proceedings with Libby and Izzy watching over. The lawyers start talking about the acquisitions of assets that the Kennedy's have accumulated over the years and which item belongs to which party. When they start discussing jewellery that was given to Susan, this is obviously quite painful for the two. In flashback, she remembers the reaffirmation of their marriage vows and then her hitting and yelling at Karl. Karl, similarly remembers taking his wedding ring off. Both look very sad, and Libby more so. Toadie defends Susan, saying that she worked just as hard as Karl did over the years and “her loyalty, unlike his never wavered.”
Serena inquires about what they're cooking for Svetlanka's dinner but Lil doesn't think it matters, as she'll be at some Serbian Youth Night. Serena leaves for school in a huff.
The lawyers are now discussing a trust fund that Susan's grandmother set up for them. Toadie argues that it was Susan's grandmother who set it up, thus Susan has more right over it. Karl's lawyer believes that Karl has right to half of it, as during the time of the deposit of their 10th wedding anniversary, it was meant for both Susan and Karl to use as a round the world trip at their retirement. Libby then interjects and asks Susan and Karl if they remember why her great grandmother gave them the money to begin with? She said she'd never seen a couple as in love as Karl and Susan…but is glad she can't see them now and hastily exists. Stunned at Libby's outburst, Susan requests if she can have a word with “her husband”. Izzy looks as if she wants to say something, but sits back down.
The air is slightly strained between the two, until Susan confesses that she feels ashamed of their actions and Karl agrees. They talk about Libby and realise they haven't really understood how she feels – no one wants to see their parents like this after all. They decide to take matters into their own hands and settle this out themselves right now. Susan keeps the house, Karl keeps the business and all individual items they keep themselves. Trust funds and the like will be evenly split down the middle.
Libby re-enters and Toadie tells them that they're both gone for a quiet word. Karl's lawyer thinks it was unwise as they're probably at each other's throats. Snidely, Libby comments to Izzy that she'd probably love that.
Karl finishes writing the calculations of their settlement and both sigh, looking quite sad.
KARL: That's it then.
SUSAN: Nearly 30 years…Gone.
KARL: They were good years weren't they?
SUSAN: Yeah. They were.
KARL: Three gorgeous kids.
SUSAN: A wonderful grandchild.
KARL: That's more than most people can ask for.
SUSAN: It's a lot more. I have, so many beautiful memories.
KARL: Please don't cry.
KARL: I never thought this would happen to us.
SUSAN: Neither did I.
KARL: Not to us.
Svetlanka thanks Harold for taking her mind off things by this drive to the beach. As they get in the car, a young guy walks into the lobby of Lassitars. Once in there, he asks for Svetlanka, however the clerk informs him that she just left. He hurries outside to see try to catch her, but she is gone.
Smiling, Karl and Susan apologise to the judge for wasting their time, however they have reached a settlement where they're in complete agreement. The judge is pleased, “common sense prevails!”
Svetlanka has just arrived with Harold and on time, Lil notes. Serena comes out to greet Svetlanka, but says how she's not staying but going to that dreaded Serbian Youth Night. Svetanka agrees that this is more important, and she has Serbian blood running through her veins and cannot forget that. Lil forces Serena to take a plate of chicken salad, as that everyone brings some food. Svetlanka tries a bit of the salad and makes a face behind her back, but brightly compliments Lil on her cooking. David and Serena leave.
Serena once again complains to David about having to go and they both peer into the classroom to see some people dressed in traditional Serbian clothes, practising a dance. David grins, telling her not to have too much fun. She carefully enters and bumps into the young man who was looking for Svetlanka in the hotel. He introduces himself as Luca.
Luca admits to Serena that he came here tonight at his own free will after seeing a flyer at the Coffee Shop. They bond over their family problems and soon start to panic when the dancing seems to become more infectious. Luca grins at Serena and motions that they should sneak out.
In the kitchen getting the roast, Lil mutters to David that their conversation about the weather is becoming a bit redundant. Likewise, in the living room, Svetlanka moans that she has lost the connection with her daughter even more than she'd thought.
Panting, Luca and Serena grin on their magnificent escape. “I thought the old hag with the capsicum was going to catch us for sure.” In the dark, they just grin at one another.
Settled at the table, Lil finally breaks the tension and asks if she can just divert the conversation to a more serious issue. She wants to talk about “the terrible disgrace I put upon my family as a teenager. What do you think mama, is that alright with you?”
The crowd cheers as Nina finishes her performance. Toadie and Lou give her hugs as Jack and Nina hurry into the pub office. Once there, Nina writes Lyn's name on her plane ticket. Jack sits her down, telling her she needs to go to America and give herself this opportunity for her career.
JACK: Look if we are truly meant to be together, than waiting a couple of months isn't going to hurt.
He promises to think about her everyday, maybe even every hour. Nina finally agrees, though her flight is for the morning. Well then, then this is their last night and they'd better make the most of it. They start kissing and Jack says should she ever want to come home, he'll be waiting for her.