Toadie informing Stingray's real possibility of going to prison
Dylan wanting to go back to clear his brother's name
The Timmins family are gathering photos (awww! he was a cute baby), and bits of pieces for Dylan's memorial service tomorrow. Tensions are still on a high between Janae and Kim. They talk about the music for the service, and Janelle as great as ever suggests (by singing) "My Heart Will Go On"... you know, given what happened. Um, no. Think about the kind of music Dylan would want!
JANELLE: Well, I'm not having Snoopy Dog!
JANAE: Oh, it's Snoop Dog mum.
Doesn't matter, Dylan is over Snoopy. Kim thinks of "Sweet Child of Mine" by Guns N' Roses and it's received well. For Dylan.
Tasmania Ferry Service Dock
Dylan and Connor are set to make their big trip on the ferry - one that runs from Tasmania to Melbourne, twice a day. They stake out their plan - Dylan will talk some sense into his brother, than they'll both head north.
The General Store
Boyd, who is sporting a lovely bandage on his head (don't worry, not another brain tumour, he fell off his bike), and Janae just chat. She talks about home, how it's odd to have their dad back, but talking about Dylan has been nice. Even though there has been no word on Stinger. Onto Boyd - he's pretty nervous about his big medical interview tomorrow. To help calm his nerves, they decide to do a bit of role playing (not that kind) ... by Janae pretending to interview Boyd.
Tasmania Ferry Service Dock
Someone walks past, but the duo are good at playing hide'n'seek. They surface when it's safe, and Connor starts going on about his nerves. He isn't sure he can do it. Again? Well, stay in Erinsborough! No, he can't do that. He lost Serena, his mates hate him, what can he tell Maddy? He has made some sins, and now he lives in shame. Well then, he should make himself proud again! Do something. Nah, he can't. For now he'll just stick with Dylan.
The Dylan board is complete, and proudly sits in the kitchen. Bree walks past and kisses both her parents goodnight. (what an odd sight) Janae does the same, but only bestows a kiss to Janelle. Kim glances at the happy smiling Timmins family photo, and hops over to help Janelle with the dishes. They touch hands when he grabs a plate from her...
Drowning their sorrows (well okay, it's just a quiet drink) are Lyn and Joe. In times like this, they realise the importance of families. Poor Harry, loosing all of his like that... Although one goodish outcome is Kim, however Joe reckons he knows his type. Comes across idealistic, but is really a bludger. Knows further down the line he can count on daddy's money to see him through. But! He has also realised how much his children need him, and maybe can be a good dad now. Lyn smiles at her man, she has also been doing some thinking...she wants a divorce. This is pretty shocking for Joe, and he thought Lyn was against that. Well, she was...but her marriage is really over. Life is too short, so without getting down on one knee, she asks Joe to marry her.
Joe is deeply honoured...but...well, he loves her, and thinks Oscar is terrific! But, he can't marry her - or anyone else for that matter. His past 3 marriages have all fallen apart. He asks if their love isn't enough? They don't need an expensive piece of paper. And what about her? She hasn't even gotten a divorce, and now wants to get hitched once more? Lyn firmly believes in the institution of marriage, that it is the best way for two people to make a commitment. And before God. Joe disagrees, it'd still be the same. But Lyn can't agree, it wouldn't feel right. She asks Joe to spend the night at Harold's.
It's a bit of a hurry to get ready...everyone looks quite nice, and are equally nervy. Bree rebuffs Janae's help with her hair. Oh. Sky and Joe arrive, much to Bree's relief. Joe tries to help out Lyn but is only met with a fairly cold reception. Bree is worried that the service isn't more...formal, but Kim and Sky agree that it's not Dylan.
Boyd arrives for Janae, and they hug. Still no word from Stingray. They set off, and Kim offers to drive them all...but Janelle only has words to him. Unless he plans to really stick around after, than he can just leave after the service.
Dylan's memorial service is held underneath a big white tent, with a few hubcaps hung around. Of course, there are happy smiling photos of Dylan. Toadie says his piece to Janelle, he is sorry. But promises to take care of Stinger. Sitting down, Toadie vents his frustration to Susan about Stingray's absence. He can't believe they wouldn't let him come! (looks like Paul didn't turn up either...)
Brave little Bree opens up the service with a wonderful, moving speech.
BREE: Hi everyone. My name is Bree Timmins and on behalf of my family, I'd just like to thank you all for coming. These are sad days, not just for us but a lot of other families in Erinsborough. We've been comforted that Dylan met his death with great bravery. Not crying in fear, but laughing at the thought of one last big adventure. This doesn't surprise us. It might sound strange, but, no one could see his true colours better than in the kitchen. He was a really good cook. He could make us anything. He spent his hours slamming around, swearing if something went wrong. Too proud to accept help from anyone, and too stubborn to give in, and admit defeat. And finally, he'd serve up the best meal that you've ever tasted. Because, he cooked it with passion, for people he loved. He was the most loyal friend, brother, and son that...(everyone is pretty choked up now) anyone could ever...
They get interrupted with the arrival of a police car. Of course, it is Stingray (who is in handcuffs), and everyone is pretty pleased to see him.
Dylan sneaks in, but of course everyone is at his memorial service...fast trip. He motions it's okay for Connor to also come in, and together they raid the fridge. No one will ever realise they were there - I mean, they're dead! Haha. Dylan is pretty desperate to find his brother, as Connor holds up a program for his memorial service. He is pretty sure he knows where they are...
From the bushes, they peek in. They see Stingray, looking quite glum. Connor wants to go, but Dylan can't. He is shocked to see Kim up there making a speech.
KIM: I'd just like to say a few words. I wasn't a very good father to Dyl. When he was growing up, I wasn't there. But I hope he knows that, I never stopped loving him. That I thought about him, feared for him. If I had my time again, I'd fight to spend it with my kids. No matter how difficult that may be. Take care Dyl. One day, somewhere, we'll ride another wave together.
Again, a huge SNIFF. Janelle wants to say some words too...
JANELLE: I think we'd all do things differently, if we had our time again. Me and Dyl, well things were always a bit prickly. But he gave me second chance at being a good mum. And I thank him for that, and I will love him forever...
Dylan chooses this moment to go up (promising Connor never to say a word about him) and rudely interrupts his mother's eulogy about him. He simply creeps up behind her, much to the shock of the crowd. No, it's not a ghost. He is back. From the dead. He simply apologises, and they hug. She gets a good look at him before delivering a mighty SLAP.
Dylan, who is also dressed in a lovely pair of handcuffs quickly explains why he did what he did...he thought he was the only survivor. He thought Sky was dead! He thought they'd all be better off with him being dead. I mean, he'd just end up in jail and lose the respect he'd been building. He thought Stinger would blame him, and it'd be ok. He is simply sorry. Sorry for causing them more grief, but believe that he is sorry. They leave.
Shocked, confused, happy...the remaining family gather around. Well, at least he's alive, eh? ...
Steiger has a good go at Dylan - putting his family through hell, wasting public money on a search, putting the lives of SES volunteers at risk! ... Toadie steps in before Steiger gets on a roll. Look, his client was suffering from shock and exposure. Steiger has no sympathy - Dylan evaded arrest! He has convicted himself for armed robbery. No again sir. Dylan had no idea he was to be arrested when he boarded that plane. Besides, Dylan hasn't talked to his brother, so they can hear his version of events.
Janelle puts down the phone - they can go see Dylan now! Kim wants to go, and manages to get his way. Sky is pretty stoic, and insists they all go. She'll stay. No, and they all convince her to go. Boyd hugs Janae, but quickly realises the time for his interview!
Steiger isn't very impressed with Dylan's story, and no, doesn't believe him. Who knows, they could have made the story about Roo before they did the robbery! Bottom line, he hasn't proved coercion and that's it. They end the interview so his family can visit.
The girls give their hugs, and Dylan once again apologises to Janelle. He truly thought it'd be easier if he was dead...she is shocked. She recalls when seeing him, and believing he was dead. She turned to ice. Janelle loves him and always will. Ha, funny that, Dylan thought of her too! She can ask Sky...
Sky merely gives him a look of confusion and almost contempt. He was ready to die so bravely, but how can he be a coward now? He should have kept on running and left them in peace.