Max discovering the Lyn/Bobby affair
Toadie informing Connor he can co-star with him
The Hoyland kids finding out about Kayla
Izzy fainting upon seeing Darcy
Karl comforts Izzy when she comes around but she immediately starts freaking out about Darcy again. Breathe Izzy, breathe. He continues to soothe Izzy, it'll be okay sweetheart. Really! Dary can't do anything. He gives her the water and goes to arrange someone to cover work for him. By now, Izzy has fully realised the extent of Darcy awakening and convinces Karl to go back to work. She's got “things to do” and they arrange to meet up for lunch.
Darcy has fallen unconscious again, as Susan looks on. Karl enters the room and tells Susan he's spoken to Darcy's doctor…it seems he's got an infection. While it's not uncommon for coma patients to lapse in and out of consciousness…with this infection it doesn't necessarily mean he will recover.
Izzy quickly carts her red suitcase into her car when Boyd skates up, startling her. She feigns an excuse with the red suitcase – she is just gonna give a few clothes to the Salvos. Boyd is about to go…but Izzy stops and congratulates him. She's so proud of how he overcame the illness. He gives her a strange look – but she simply lets on it's sometimes good to say nice things. It lets them know you love them.
BOYD: What have I told you about watching too much Oprah?
The Hoylands and Nanna Scully enjoy some breakfast together before they hit the farmer's markets. Though, Summer has some other ideas by way of the sale at the music store. She pleads with Max, it'll only be $10! Besides, she's been really good lately and got an A- on an assignment. He gives in (like father's do, hehe) and all is interrupted by a *hem hem* from Lyn.
LYN: Kids and consequences. Learning self control…
MAX: Self control? Something you know a lot of Lyn?
Of course, this jibe goes noticed by Lyn and she abruptly announces she's gotta go. Aww, Steph wanted her expertise with buying a cot.
Izzy bounds in and Max jumps up, pleased to finally see her. He needs her to be here whilst they're at the market. Before going, Izzy also has some parting words for her big brother.
IZZY: I just wanted to say how happy I am that you and Steph are finally becoming parents.
IZZY: You're the best father. The baby's very lucky.
Removing the picture to reveal…the safe! Izzy punches in the code (7 5 3 1 if any of you ever want to rob the Scarlet Bar) and grabs all of the takings.
The Hoyland clan exit the bar and run into Boyd. He asks if Izzy is about, as he was worried about her before. They notice a girl asking a stranger for money before realising it is Kayla. Max calls out, and startled she runs off but they catch up. Kayla has a bruise on her face…she tells them she just needed some money for food ‘cause another girl at the refuge tried to steal her money. Alarmed, they insist she come home but Kayla is defiant not to. They are supposed to talk but Max promises they won't tell and she agrees, leaving with them.
Looking sad, Susan waits in the corridor alone before Karl sits with her. He comments if Darcy does wake up…he'll just have a jail to look forward to. Susan drly grins and wonders if it's good or bad. He theorises they'll be able to move on now… but Susan laments she should have listened to Karl all along. If she hadn't agreed to be his sponsor for day release than this never would have happened. Karl disagrees and knows what the problem is – Susan is too nice. Aww. They hear Darcy calling out and run into the room.
Darcy has finally regained consciousness! He recognises Susan and calls out her name.
Kayla eats and eats and eats…well, the girl is pregnant. Summer is somewhat fascinated and asks if she really has no other place to go? She just can't imagine how it'd be if her parents kicked her out. Kayla doesn't mind and tell her the story – her dad died and her mother doesn't understand. She never liked her boyfriend…and once she got pregnant, immediately kicked her out. And well, the father was a 17 year old. Max goes to fetch her more food and she's extremely grateful.
Boyd follows him out and quietly asks if this is such a good idea? Max simply states she has no where else to go.
DARCY: A break in?… I'm sorry?
The only thing he recalls is Susan sponsoring his day release and how grateful he felt. He then remembers working at the hospital…then nothing. Karl is so skeptical but Darcy insists he doesn't remember. All he knows is that he wanted to make it up to both of them…they had to be together and now they are! Susan corrects her nephew – they are divorced.
Karl quietly asks Susan not to listen to Darcy's lies but Susan requests some time alone. Karl does not care and is going to call the police, he and Izzy will press charges.
Once alone, Darcy swears he did not do it. He wouldn't. Couldn't! He just wishes he could remember…Susan does too, only to understand the pain he has caused.
House of Trouser
Toadie and Connor are suited in their wrestling costumes as they about to commence the taping of “Choke Hold”. Connor is very reluctant and starts whining that he doesn't want to do it. Toadie urges him on, c'mon! Heaps of chicks watch the show. Still, this is not enough for the Shamrock.
TOADIE: Never say never in the world of lady pulling my friend!
Connor kindly informs Toadie he is not that desperate. Yeah right. He works in a bar with hot chicks all around him and can't even swing a date. Riiight. Ah, but Connor is only being professional. Nonetheless, all they have to do is roll the camera, do the spiel and wait for the phone to start ringing off the hook
The boys get on the couch, but Connor moans about feeling so dirty.
TOADIE: This is television, not smellavision the chicks will never know.
And….action! Toadie does the announcement of the special edition of “Choke Hold” as you could win a date with the Shaaaaaaaaamrock. He is sweet, sensitive and housebroken my friends. (and loves long walks on the beach by the moonlight, haha)
Karl rings up Izzy and cut to a very distraught, highly-emotional-OMG-crying Izzy. (though she is driving safe and using the handsfree, but pity she isn't wearing waterproof mascara girl!)
She immediately begins to apologise but all Karl can hear is rambling. He manages to get through that Darcy can't remember, but mumbles as if he's telling the truth. He. Is. A. Liar. Bah. Whatever. However you can just hear the light bulb go PING in Izzy's head and she grins – she tells Karl she's actually out shopping, but for him to go home to sleep while she does her things.
Susan and Darcy talk about the things he has “done”. He is still uncertain, why would he do it? It doesn't seem right to hurt them both. He just wishes he could remember…Susan points out the person he should apologise to is Izzy, as she was absolutely traumatised for weeks after it. Eh? Izzy? Darcy is confused. Susan fills in the gaps - Isabel…that is Karl's partner. And he does know her. Darcy looks sadly at his aunt.
DARCY: I don't deserve freedom, do I?
House of Trouser
Toadie and Connor watch their recording of “Choke Hold”.
CONNOR: Wow, the camera really does add five kilos.
CONNOR: Oh great, now I'm desperate and fat!
Toadie wants him to chill out, the phone will ring with time…time lapses however and sill no word. More time passes but finally…Connor's phone rings! “Hi Shamrock, it's the Lawman.” Alas, only Toadie who was “testing” the phone. Sighing, Connor turns to cute Bob.
CONNOR: You love me, don't you Bob? (Bob runs away)
Connor is in despair, not one phone call! He will die alone…or worse, with Toadie. Meanwhile, around the corner where Connor can't hear him at all, Toadie asks Lyn to put on a fake accent and ring Connor. He's absolutely desperate, but Lynnie is unsure. Couldn't he get someone a bit…younger? No Lyn, Connor is counting on you.
Toadie walks out, talking ‘bout some pizza but Connor is uninterested.
CONNOR: Toadie, I'm facing a future with you as a platonic, same sex life partner. The thought of pineapple and cheese makes me feel nauseous.
Ahhh, but he's saved by the bell.
LYN: (deep, male-esq voice) Hi. Is that Shamrock?
CONNOR: Why? What gorgeous piece of woman flesh wants to know?
Izzy has just finished stuffing the money back to the safe when Max surprises her. He'll be easy on her…for missing the odd shift. Oh, Izzy apologises and mutters something but Max says it's okay. He heard about Darcy…Izzy says it doesn't matter and asks if Karl is out there yet.
She heads outside and spots him. Karl in a mock-serious tone asks what the damage is. Ah, but he meant the shopping trip. She jokes she spent $12 000 on some dresses…window shopping that is. They hug and she'll just be glad when Darcy is behind bars.
Meanwhile, Toadie is giving like props to Connor for being so hot. Or as Paris says, and wants to trademark, “That's Hot!” Connor is not so sure though…it seemed like a he (haha probably was mate) and she hung up when he suggested they meet up. Toadie doesn't seem to care though, they know chicks watch the show and goes off to chat up some hottie.
Izzy asks Karl is Darcy really doesn't remember, or if there's a method they can use to prove it. A high-tech scan, test? Karl doesn't need it though, he knows Darcy and knows he's good at playing games. (…though he fails to mention how good a game player Izzy also is)
The clan watch Kayla asleep on the couch and conduct a hastily formed family meeting. They want to convince her to stay and they're all up for it, except for Boyd. What if the baby goes to someone else? How are they going to feel? Steph looks concerned, but Max knows they can't let her go back…
The showdown! Izzy enters…she starts going into Darcy, what does he want? She will pay ANY price as long as he leaves her alone. It takes a minute, but Izzy soon realises Darcy really doesn't remember…
DARCY: Izzy? Isabelle. Susan told me what I did. I'm so sorry.
IZZY: You don't remember?
DARCY: No. She. She told me that I caused you a great deal of pain and for that I'm truly soryr. If there's anything I can do. Anything. Anything…
IZZY: It's okay, that's it. It's over. I forgive you.
And with that, Izzy skips happily out of the hospital. You can tell she has the urge to cry out WHOOPEE and do cartwheels.