Lil isn't looking well. David puts his hand to her forehead and tells her she is still hot. She tells him she's fine. David suggests that she take the day off. She tells him no, and after a shower she will be as good as new. Lil walks off to have her shower as Harold walks in with a big smile on his face. "Morning!" he beams. "Morning." David replies. "Well, come one, aren't you going to ask me?" Harold says. "Ask you what?" David replies. "How my night went?" he smiles. David looks shocked. "No I am not!" he yells. Harold starts talking about how there's something feisty and mysterious about those serbian women. "But I wouldn't need to tell you about that. You'd know that wouldn't you." he says. David covers his ears and starts walking away saying "la la la la". Harold follows him and continues talking. "Please!" David says as he quickly walks away covering his ears. Harold goes after him, still talking about Svetlanka.
Connor notices that Lou looks a bit down and asks him if he's ok, since he's been a bit quiet recently. "Not quiet, just busy." Lou replies. Connor tells him that he shouldn't let it get to him that the woman on the internet didn't show up. Lou asks him if he doesn't have anything better to do than gossip about his lovelife. Connor tells Lou he just doesn't want him to get hurt over it because it can be a cruel business. Lou tells him she just couldn't make it because something came up. "How do you know?" Connor asks. Lou tells him that she emailed him and said she had a flat tire. "Flat tire? That's the oldest excuse in the book." Connor tells him. Lou insists that he knows Carol and she wouldn't lie to him. Connor looks a bit worried.
The Coffee Shop
Lyn and Jack ask Harold for two lattes and a lamington, but he isn't listening. He is still going on about Svetlanka. Jack gets up and walks over to Summer and Lisa, who are getting drinks. "Don't you know it's rude to interrupt?" Lisa asks him. "Summer, I was just wanting to apologize." he says. Summer tells him she's suprised he even wants to talk to her, since she's such a little girl. Jack tells her they are family and good mates, and he will do anything to make it up to her. Summer smiles. "Anything?"
Jack starts talking to Caleb on the phone. I'm not ringing up for a pleasant chat." Jack tells him. "It's about the ring you gave Summer. She wants to send it back but we don't know your address." Jack then tells Summer that Caleb will be coming back to town in the next couple of weeks, so she can give him the ring back then. Summer says to tell Caleb "whatever", but to not make it sound like she is sitting right next to him. Jack tells him "whatever", then Summer gives him a signal to finish the conversation. When he gets off the phone, Summer asks him when Caleb is coming. "The next couple of week. But I thought you didn't care anyway." Jack says. Summer tells him she doesn't, she just wants to get rid of the ring. Lisa looks at it and says it must have cost heaps. Summer tells her she doesn't care. "While he's down here he must be looking for a new girlfriend." Lisa says. "You're welcome to him." Summer replies.
Connor is trying to get Lou to forget about Carol. He asks him how he thinks he could know so much about someone from just a couple of emails. Lou tells him it's more than a couple and that he and Carol have a connection. Connor suggests he talk to other women on the internet. "Are you suggesting I be unfaithful?" Lou asks him. "All I'm saying is that you need to play the field. Get a bit of experience." Connor tells him. "For all you know she could be someone different." "Different from what?" Lou asks. "Different from what she has already told you she is." Connor says. "What would be the point in that?" Lou asks him. "Who knows what makes women's minds tick, especially women on the internet." Connor replies. "Connor, Carol is the only lady for me, and that's the end of the story, okay." Lou tells him firmly.
The Coffee Shop
Svetlanka is making a fuss of Harold in the kitchen when her phone rings. She answers the phone and says, "Anna, hello." Then she looks worried. "He wasn't on the plane?" she asks? Harold leaves the kitchen to give her privacy.
Lou is sitting at the bench. Harold tells him he feels so alive thanks to Svetlanka. Then he asks Lou how it's going with his cyber lady. "If you mean Carol, we are doing very well thank you." Lou says. Harold asks him if he has set another date. Lou tells him hopefully the next week. "So you will finally see each other in the flesh?" Harold asks him. Lou tells him there is more to a relationship than the physical sense, and he and Carol don't want to rush things. Harold suggests they arrange a double date. Lou is a bit hesitant at first, but he decides it would be good and agrees. Harold tells him he will go and ask Svetlanka about. He goes back in the kitchen just as she is finishing her phone conversation. "Not bad news I hope?" Harold asks her. "No." Svetlanka smiles.
Karl walks up to Serena who is waiting for her appointment. He tells her that Dr. Carter has had to cancel her appointments, so she has him instead. He suggests to Serena that she make another appointment, but she tells him that's ok. Karl tells Serena to come throught to the office. When they get there he asks her what he can do for her. She tells him she wants to go on the pill. Karl asks her if she has asked her parents about it. She tells him she did, and they weren't thrilled about it, but they said it was her choice. Karl asks her what form of contraception she has been using up until now. She tells him that her and the boy haven't actually done anything yet, but they want to be safe first. Karl tells her that commencing a physical relationship is a big step so she better think the boy is worth it. Serena tells Karl he is, and after all she is 16. Karl then explains to her that the pill has to be taken for a while before it's effective. Serena asks how many hours it is. Karl tells her that is days, atleast 14, depending on her cycle, but she can use condoms in the meantime. He then suggest that she talk to her parents about it because they could give her some good advice. "I will." she replies.
Luka is looking for food in a rubbish bin. Svetlanka is near him calling Serena on her phone. Neither of them so each other.
Karl walks in and apologises to Lil for being late. He looks at her and tells her she doesn't look well, and that she should have a quick checkup. Lil tells him she's fine, but he insists.
Karl tells her to sit up on a table and asks her if has a sore throat or a fever. She says "no" to both. Then he asks her when her last general checkup was. "Last week." she says. Karl gives her a look. "Ok, last year." she admits. Karl tells her that she hasn't looked well for days. She tells him it's because things have been frantic at the surgery and with her mother, but it's nothing a good night sleep and a multi vitamin won't fix. Karl wants to take her temperature, but she refuses and goes back to work.
Svetlanka walks up to Serena and tells her that Luka has gone missing and asks if she knows anything about it. Serena says she doesn't. Svetlanka tells her that Luka's parents are frantic and if she knows anything she has to tell her. Serena insists that she hasn't seen Luka since he left. Svetlanka tells her that Luka's father has a nasty concussion from falling off the roof, and they really need him home. Serena tells she will let her know if she sees Luka, but she really has to get to class. Sventlanka asks Serena if she wants to have coffee later. Serena says she will call her.
Connor types Lou an email message on his computer. Lou reads it at the pub, with Harold watching.
I'm not in the habit of standing people up, Jaguar. Especially someone as charming and interesting as you. But I have my reasons. The truth is I'm married. But it's a loveless union. It always has been. My husband is a difficult man. I went online because I wanted some romance and excitement. Was I so wrong to do this? But something happened. Something astonishing and miraculous. For the first time in my life, my heart opened to another. I fell in love. I fell in love with you. And that's why I didn't show up. How could I? I took a vow and I took it seriously. And it's a vow I must keep. My heart is broken, and it's something I will have to live with. However I will always remember the joy your emails brought me. Reminding me what could have been. So my dear Jaguar, I'm sure you'll understand that this is not just an apology, but also a goodbye. You will always be the true love of my life. God Bless you and travel well.
Serena walks out of the Coffee Shop and down the street. Svetlanka secretly follows her. But Serena is soon aware that Svetlanka is following her. She hides and waits for Svetlanka to go past her.
SERENA: What are you doing?!
SVETLANKA: Oh, goodness! You scared me half to death.
SERENA: You were following me!
SVETLANKA: We were going to meet for coffee remember?
SERENA: I have to meet a friend. I forgot.
SERENA: A friend. We're finishing a project.
SVETLANKA: Don't you dare lie to me! You were going to see Luka weren't you? Tell me!
SERANA: Mind your own business!
Sventlanka then slaps Serena in the face. Serena runs away. Svetlanka looks upset and goes after her.
Svetlanka runs after Serena and tries to apologise. Serena starts to cry.
SERENA: It's always the same with you isn't it?! You're only nice to people to get your own way! You haven't changed and you never will!
SVETLANKA: How can you be so hurtful?
SERENA: You're the one that's hurtful! I should have never helped you make up with Mum! You're an evil old witch! Just don't ever come near me again!
Serena leaves. Harold comes over. "What all that was about?" he asks.
Jack and Lyn sit down outside the coffee shop to have a drink. Lyn asks Jack when he's going to go up to Bendigo. Jack tells her he doesn't think he can go at all. Lyn tells him Bendigo is a nice place and she doesn't know why he's dragging his feet. Jack tells her he doesn't really want to go and she hasn't made any effort to leave either so it seems like she's the one who's dragging her feet.
David is discussing with Lil his dislike of Harold sharing the details of his lovelife.
DAVID: If I ever carry on like that infront of Serena just shoot me.
LIL: I won't have to. She'll do it to you herself.
DAVID: Fair enough. The last thing I want to be is one of those parents who just lets it all hang out. Certain things just shouldn't be shared with your children.
LIL: Atleast Serena is sharing with us now. I mean she chose to tell us about Luka. That's good.
DAVID: That's true. But it can't have been easy after that Chris Cousins business.
LIL: Atleast she feels like she can finally be honest with us.
DAVID: Or maybe she realises that as her parents we might actually have some useful information to offer her about the world.
Karl comes in out of his office.
KARL: That's good. That's good to hear that Serena has taken my advice.
KARL: Yeah, about careers and such. Getting information. That's what your talking about isn't it?
KARL: Oh, sorry. My mistake.
Karl goes back in his office and Lil goes after him looking suspicious.
Connor continues to try and steer Lou away from Carol. He tells him there are some lovely ladies in the pub that might be interested in an eligible bachelor like him. "I've already told you I've found someone." Lou says. "She stood you up." Connor tells him. Lou explains to him that the poor woman is stuck in a loveless marriage with a cold, heartless husband and he's going to set her free. Connor suggests that she was just trying to let him down gently. "I have never been so sure of anything in my life." Lou tells him. "That email was a cry for help. She's too proud to come out and say it, but she wants to be rescued. She wants a chance of real happiness with a man who will treat her like the lady she is. Now scram. I feel another email coming on." Connor walks away looking worried.
Lil is trying to find out what Serena saw Karl about, but he refuses to tell her because of doctor patient confidentiality. Lil begs him to tell her if it is serious and if Serena is ok, but Karl won't budge. David tells Lil that maybe they should just ask Serena themselves, but Lil continues to badger Karl. Then she starts to look faint. David asks her if she's allright. She says she is, but then she collapses. Karl goes and checks her. He tells David she has just fainted, but something is wrong so he will have to take her to hospital.
Luka and Serena are just getting ready to make love when her phone rings. It's David. She cancels the call, but he rings again. She realizes he won't stop ringing so she answers it. She talks to her dad for a bit and starts to look worried. After she gets off the phone, Luka asks, "What is it?" "It's Mum." she replies. "She's collapsed."