Lyn telling Izzy she's not going to have anything to do with her wedding.
Lori getting rid of Nasty Nick.Karl informing Izzy that Darcy is coming out of his coma.
Izzy is very distressed after hearing the news and tries to cover it up by saying she's still shaken about the robbery. Karl reassures her that she'll be fine and that Darcy isn't fully awake yet, “just a little increased brain activity, a little movement in one hand.”
Lil gives David a new briefcase for the one that was burnt – it just happens to be another freebie from the surgery though. She asks David if he's heard anything more from ‘the sheriff of Erinsmead.' “Has he got you to join the rodeo yet, Billy Bob?” David proudly gloats that due to all of his hard work, the Erinsborough council has elected him liaison officer for the project. Lil shares his excitement until she realises he's not getting paid to do it.
LIL: Are you sure Karl ‘Tightwad' Kennedy isn't running the council too?
David adds that the person who runs it in Idaho is coming to Australia to visit.
Stingray and Janelle are buying lots of sugary and salty goods to last them on their cholesterol-filled trip back to Colac. They're having farewell drinks in the pub in the morning and invite Harold along.
Meanwhile, Izzy is in the kitchen on the phone to the hospital Darcy is staying in. She pretends she is a work colleague of his to get some information on his progress, but hangs up when they ask for a name. Harold walks in and announces he got her wedding invite that day and that it was “nicely understated”. Izzy says that was the old one and he should be expecting a new one in the mail sometime soon, ripping the old one up as she tells him. Harold thinks Izzy has hopped on board the same loopy wedding train as Dee did last year.
Carmella arrives to find that Connor's cooking dinner for her. He's also really happy because Maddy's coming for another visit that weekend, but feels bad that Lori is by herself again. Once he gets the peas boiling on the stove he announces there's just enough time for some light recreation in the bedroom. Before he can drag Carmella away though she has something to tell him. Her mum wants to make him junior sub-editor for All Her magazine. Connor knows that he's as well suited to this job as Stingray would be in a baby-sitters club, and politely declines. The Cammeniti charm works in overdrive though to make him change his mind and he eventually agrees to have a go.
Izzy says goodbye to Harry as he leaves. Susan, Lyn and Oscar arrive and lament over the fact that Izzy is still on. Their favourite person comes over to take their order and chat about wedding plans, funnily enough. She tells them that her and Karl are going to have a big wedding now as a celebration of their love. “Well, good for you,” Susan replies uneasily.
Susan continues her conversation with Lyn about how Carmel rang to tell her about Darcy. “Apparently they're going to move Darcy back to Erinsborough hospital.” Izzy nearly falls over in shock as she whirls around to face them. “What?! Are you going to see him?” Susan says she doesn't know just yet and Izzy adds that if it were her she'd wash her hands clean of him.
IZZY: I mean he'll still have brain damage won't he? He won't be able to remember anything? … It's just it'll be very distressing.
SUSAN: Isabelle, I know the break in must have been very… traumatic for you, but don't you think it's time you stopped obsessing about Darcy?
Pub – Next Morning
Susan is sitting with Stingray saying it's a pity none of his friends could come. It turns out Stinger is missing out on muck up day at school. Janelle saunters over from the bar and says that he won't have to worry about school anymore and how free he'll feel. Stingray doesn't look very excited about this. Janelle says Susan will probably be glad to get rid of the little brat but Susan says it's quite the opposite, she'll miss him. Janelle looks a little put out by this but then asserts her authority saying that it's only natural Stingray wants to come back with her seeing as she's his mother. She adds a little reluctantly that Susan did a good job “babysitting” him.
Lynnie arrives to say farewell. Janelle asks if she's going to come up and visit them and Lyn replies that she will, “you always take my mind off my worries.” She tells them that David Bishop wants her to do one of his video diary things. Lou walks over with some drinks. Janelle asks “Lou Baby” if there's any chance of a farewell freebie. Lou Baby chooses to answer that by giving her a lip sneer that would put Elvis to shame.
Dave gets off the phone after screaming at Karl. Apparently the Doc doesn't want to record a video message for the time capsule much to Dave's chagrin.
When Lil goes outside to hang the washing up, Harold asks David if there's anything he should know about the mayor of Erinstown, Lee Thomas. He's on the computer and found out that Lee is actually a woman. David admits he didn't want to tell Lil because Lee is a gorgeous woman and Lil would have never have let him do the job if she had have known that fact. Harold reluctantly agrees to keep it a secret until Lee comes to town. Lynnie arrives to try and get out of doing the video recording but David is a very insistent man. He props the video camera on top of the piano and leaves her to it.
She approaches it like it's a grizzly bear and hesitantly presses record on the remote.
LYN: Hi…I'm Lyn Scully. How are you all out there in the future? Um, well we're all looking forward to Christmas, hope you are… Oh! I hope you still have Christmas, you know, with all your family and friends getting together and… anyway. This Christmas will be a little strange for me because it's going to be my first Christmas with my real dad because we've only just gotten to know each other and he's pretty sick. He's dying. [Lyn starts to get sadder]. So, I ‘spose, um, it could be the last Christmas with him.
Izzy approaches the nurse at the reception desk and asks if she could have her medical records as she's changing GP's. They're not allowed to give out the records like that though and asks for the new address to forward them to. Izzy doesn't like that idea though and after enquiring whether Dr. Carter is in (which she isn't) makes a quick getaway… right into Dr. Carter's empty office.
Lynnie is still tearfully pouring her heart out to the video camera.
LYN: My dream would be to have the whole family together for Christmas. My mum, and Flick and Shelly… but things change, don't they. I mean, I'm not even a wife anymore. I never thought that it would happen, not to me. So, that's me. I'm um, I'm a single mum and I'm… a hairdresser and… and that's all I…
Lyn soon realises she's said too much on tape and quickly turns it off.
Izzy checks that the coast is clear and gets out of the office with her files… running straight into Karl in the process. She lies and says she's there to see if the catering company wanted to buy some of the Coffee Shop's biscuits. Since Karl ignores the shifty twitch in her eyes and the big neon sign that flashes over her head saying ‘I'M LYING!', he buys that story. He almost leaves with her files though which he picked up in the melee. Izzy nearly flips out before rescuing them from his clutches.
Stingray finishes packing his bag and Susan hands him some books as a parting gift. Stinger is very excited because one of them is ‘Survival Guide Of The New Millennium' (a motivational book), and the other is all about action stunts.
SUSAN: They're for the two extremes of the Stingray Timmins I've come to know… and love.
Stingray looks immensely touched to hear this and promises her he'll visit. Janelle breaks the moment and says they've got to get going. Lyn pops over at just the right time to say her goodbye as well. Stingray and Janelle head out the door and Susan tries not to get too emotional. Stinger makes one last appearance though, peeping his head around the door and saying, “Love you, Suse” before disappearing again. This makes Susan and Carly very teary.
The Timminses are taking a break so Janelle can dump her bags of rubbish by the side of the road. Stingray notices her rubbing her neck and asks if she's okay. Janelle says her neck is nearly better and takes the brace off and… hang on. Where's Janelle gone? Oh, it's the same person! Wow, that's just like when Clark Kent takes his glasses off and becomes Superman! She's normal Janelle now!
Normal Janelle is also bitter Janelle though and she starts complaining about how snobby everyone was in Ramsay St. She says that Susan was just trying to prove what a better mother she was and that his “stupid cousin” could have gotten more money for her. Stingray is getting annoyed and Janelle thinks he's just upset about Serena. She tells him that Belinda is waiting for him at home so he'll be right. Stinger notices a letter for him in the campervan that his mum forgot to give him. It's from Serena. She's included the necklace he gave her and wrote: Stingray, you are a really sweet guy. I don't deserve you.
STINGRAY: She loves me!
This is the spur that Stinger needed to tell his mum where to go. He tells her that everyone in Erinsborough has been really good to him and kept him out of trouble. “Take me back. Turn the car around I'm going back to Ramsay Street!”
Lou has just finished reading Connor's editing attempt and agrees that he's way in over his head. He adds that he's improved in leaps and bounds with his writing from when he first arrived, but sub-editing a magazine is a bit too much. Connor worries about what he's going to do just as Carmella walks in. She asks him how the article's coming along and he borrows Izzy's neon sign of ‘I'M LYING!' to say that it's fine as Lou hides Connor's work behind his back. Connor asks Carmella if he could have a couple more days to really impress her “mummy” and she agrees.
Janelle is very upset as she chases Stingray, carrying his bag, across the road. He says for her not to cry and that he loves her, but she doesn't always know what best for him. “You're bad for me, mum! I'm sorry.” Janelle lays the guilt trip on him and says that she was the one who gave birth to him, and asks him if he thinks it was easy to raise him and all his brothers and sisters. Stingray isn't listening though and yells that he's going back to Ramsay Street and that she can either take him or let him get there on his own.
Susan is having not a lot of fun marking papers in her quiet house until she hears a noise from outside. She gets up to have a look out the window just as Stingray walks through the door. Susan is very surprised as Stinger says he just needed to return her key.
SUSAN: You came all the way back to give me the key?
STINGRAY: No, no um… I wondered if I could stay with you for a bit longer?
SUSAN: [looking shocked but really happy] Course you can!
STINGRAY: Yes? Yes!
Stinger runs to the door and tells Janelle the good news. Janelle says she thought Susan might have said yes, and walks in with her DVD player she borrowed last time. Susan asks what happened and Janelle admits that she just woke up to herself. “He lost his rag and told me a few home truths.” She says that her son has changed for the better since being with Susan. Stingray apologises to his mum and says that he thought he'd hurt her feelings if he turned down the job offer. Susan thanks Janelle for trusting her with Scott. Janelle gives Stinger a kiss on the head and leaves for home.
STINGRAY: She won't hate me will she?
SUSAN: [matter-of-factly] She's your mum.
Izzy is ripping up her files into pieces and shoving them down the garbage disposal. Harry walks in startling her; she thought he was gone. Izzy says she was just being lazy and Harold laughs and says he can relate. He's just back to pick up a lasagne because he can't be bothered cooking that night. She breathes a sigh of relief when he leaves and continues to get rid of the papers.