Karl is surprised to see Carmella at the hospital in her Nuns ‘costume'. She tells him it's a ‘habit' and tells her she is now known as Sister Mary Catharine. She tells Karl she has volunteered to be a hospital visitor. Karl praises her work and tells her to let him know if she needs any help. Toadie accompanies Katya as she starts her shift. They greet Carmella and Toadie says he has to rush off to meet the bank manager about a mortgage issue. Carmella thinks Toadie is highly stressed and suggest they have a discussion about the material world verses the spiritual world. When Toadie leaves, Carmella asks if she and Toadie are a couple now. Katya says they are not and says a lot has happened since Carmella was last here. Carmella offers to listen to Katya's problems.
Gail and Izzy are searching for Paul. Izzy thinks they have missed something and insists they mustn't give up. Gail tells her to go ahead as she needs some time by herself.
Paul is walking around with his lamp. He stumbles across Roberts memories box and finds a picture of he and Gail together from the 80s. For those of you who own the 20th anniversary book you can find a similar version on pages 68 & 197. Ha. Paul has a light bulb moment and places the picture on top of a pole he has found in the mine. He carefully slides the pole up to the open air and places the picture on the grass bank.
Sky has morning, afternoon and evening sickness. Harold thinks she should eat but all Sky wants are ice lollies; they are the only things that won't make her sick. Harold asks if Dylan will be joining them for the appointment with Karl but Sky says no as he is not interested. Sky tells Harold she has changed her Uni course to Graphic Design, as it will help her to get a job. Harold is surprised she was able to do that and Sky tells him that JP helped her. Sky says she can still do her painting but realises that now she has to think about someone else and not just herself. Harold tells her she could keep up her artwork if she had some support and states how sure he is that Dylan would help. Sky tells Harold to drop it; Dylan has made up his mind and she's fine with it.
Gail is walking aimlessly until she spots the picture of she and Paul on the ground. She slowly walks towards the picture, picks it up and calls for Robert.
Paul hears Gail's voice and softly calls her name before attempting to stand up.
Gail is looking around and hears Paul calling her name. She realises Paul is in the mineshaft below her and calls his name.
Paul picks up a chair and smashes it against the wall.
Gail moves towards the entrance and falls over. She shouts for Paul and asks him if he can hear her.
Katya has finished telling Carmella about Robert and Cameron. Carmella realises the person she nursed at St Lukes was actually Cameron and assumes it was Connor who broke the news about Robert's real identity. Katya tells her they didn't know until Cameron woke up and wonders why Connor didn't say anything. Carmella asks what Connor has said since and Katya tells her they haven't heard from him since he went on his trip. The possibility that Connor may have been hurt dawns on Katya.
The rescue teams are heading into the mine and Izzy tells them she wants to follow them as she thinks she can help. Gail tells her to let the men do their job.
The rescue team find Paul and pass the news back to the ground team.
News spreads that Paul has been found. Izzy screams and asks if Paul is alive.
Will from the rescue team checks Paul and tells his colleague that he has found a pulse.
Sky is still feeling ill and asks Harold for some ice polls. As she sits down a fellow patient talks to her about her own experiences. She is about to have her fourth child! She tells Sky there is nothing greater than bringing a life into the world. Sky is a little distant and the woman says it's good to see her father is supporting her. Sky says that Harold's not her father and the woman asks if his age is not a factor. The woman tells an amused Sky that it's pathetic when men crack onto young girls to preserve whatever youth they have left. Sky plays along and tells the woman that Harold is very enthusiastic for his age. Harold returns with a fruit juice for Sky and says hello to the woman. She tells him he's a filthy old man who should be ashamed of himself. Harold is bewildered as the woman says it's a wonder he even has the stamina at his age!
Toadie arrives home and is ranting about Connor, who has let his bank account run dry causing the mortgage payments to run behind. As he rants on Katya and Carmella look more and more horrified and Katya eventually tells Toadie that Connor is missing. Carmella tells Toadie that Connor knew about the Robinson boys; what if Connor told the real Robert about his suspicions thinking he was doing him a favour? Toadie looks stunned.
Paul is being carried out on a stretcher. Screaming Izzy runs under the ribbon towards Paul. Gail joins her and they both stand at Paul's side.
Gail: Paul, It's Gail. Can you hear me?
Paul says her name as Izzy leans towards him and tells him she's there. Paul remains silent as Gail gets emotional and tells him he will be fine.
Gail: I was so worried about you. Oh my God, I don't know what I'd do without you.
As Gail stays with Paul Izzy stands back realising that Gail still has feelings for him.
Karl gives Sky some leaflets on nutrition and tells her she needs to eat well during the pregnancy. Harold tells Karl that Sky has a problem with meat at the moment. Karl advises soya products and nuts but tells Sky not to rule out eating meat. Harold asks if there are any side effects to eating large amounts of ice lollies! Karl laughs and says he's not aware of any. Karl makes a joke about Harold being the father and promises to clear that rumour up so his reputation is kept in tact! Karl tells Sky he wants to see her again in two weeks for an ultrasound and asks if Dylan will be joining her. Sky says they are not getting on well at the moment. Karl tells her she will need someone to be there for her. Sky tells him she has Harold.
Toadie and Carmella are at No 22 trying to get an answer. No one is in and they decide to try Dylans place. Katya joins them. She has just spoken to Gail on the phone and tells Toadie and Carmella that Paul is in hospital because of Robert. They head to the hospital and Toadie says whilst they are there they will ask Paul about Connor. A hand pulls a plant back from No 22….the plants type is ‘Irish Rose'. Eeekk.
Karl arrives and gives Harold a book for Sky; he bought it for Izzy when she was pregnant. Harold tells Karl that Jenny is making an impact in Canberra and suggests it may put pressure on him. Karl tells Harold he and Jenny are not together anymore. Harold apologises but Karl assures him it was a mutual break up. Harold tells Karl not to be discouraged after all you never know when love is around the corner. Karl gives a knowing smile. Me thinks he's found love already.
Paul is in hospital. Geez I bet that is thee most frequent line in our summaries archive. He wakes up and Gail and Izzy are by his side. Paul asks where Robert is and Gail says they don't know. Karl arrives and comments on Paul's many hospital visits, in fact he thinks they should build a separate wing for him.
Paul: Come on Karl admit it. I'm your favourite patient aren't I?
Karl: You would be if you didn't keep getting better.
Izzy tells Karl he should do his job instead of telling jokes. Gail asks Paul if he needs anything and Izzy says she'd like a coffee. Karl says Paul can't have anything but Izzy says she still wants one. Doing her best to get rid of Gail, Izzy gives her the coffee order and Gail tells Paul she won't be long. Karl leaves too and Izzy rejoices that they are alone at last. Izzy tells Paul she loves him and he says the only thing that kept him going was her. Izzy looks a little unconvinced.
Harold and Sky are having dinner but Sky can't face it and runs off to get some more ice lollies.
Karl is on the phone to Susan although we don't see her.
Karl: I just wanted to say how much I'm looking forward to seeing you tonight gorgeous. Don't expect to get too much sleep.
Harold hears the tail end of the phone call and Karl makes out he is talking to Roger! That makes Harold even more worried. Harold tells Karl he is not comfortable with Sky going through the pregnancy by herself. He wonders if Karl would suggest to Sky that having Dylan by her side would be in her best interest. Karl tells Harold bringing a child into an unloving relationship is not a good idea. Harold says they do still love each other and are just being stubborn. Karl says if Sky wants to go through the pregnancy alone there is nothing they can do about it.
Izzy is sitting on Paul's bed as Toadie, Katya and Carmella talk to him about St Lukes and Connor. Paul says he and Connor didn't ‘chat' as Ned fills his moron quota. Horrible Paul is back. I want to put him in the mineshaft right now. Toadie and co decide to go to the police and Toadie sarcastically thanks Paul for his help. Paul doesn't realise if it wasn't for Katya and Toadie he wouldn't even be alive.
Izzy tells Paul that things that happen are not always their fault. Paul tells her he doesn't feel responsible and Izzy says he shouldn't. He says he was an absent father…big deal. Not sure if he means that as he's has spoken about his guilt over the past few months but he continues….
Paul: They have got a mother who loves them and will do anything for them. She is an amazing woman who did it all on her own. Gail should be proud of what she's done not made to feel guilty. Neither of us should and we won't.
Izzy calms his down, says good night and says she will see him in the morning.
She meets Gail outside who is carrying a pillow and a blanket; she wants to be close by to Paul just in case. Izzy thinks they should go and get a drink, as Paul will be asleep for a while. Gail says that would be lovely.
Sky is eating another ice lolly and talking to Harold and Karl about names for the baby. She is thinking orange or banana, well if it's good enough for Gwyneth….Harold is horrified and suggests Constance or Mabel. Karl's phone rings. It's Susan again and so he takes the phone outside.
Gail and Izzy take their drinks back to the table. Gail starts talking about Paul's health insurance but Izzy cuts her short as she finds talking dull. She tells Gail she knows she still loves Paul. Gail is taken by surprise but Izzy tells her to admit it. She's seen the way she is around Paul, the way she looks at him, the way she touches him. Izzy says it's as if Gail thinks it's her job to still look after Paul. Gail tells her she and Paul will always be close and frankly she thinks they are a little old for spats like this.
Izzy: You sure as hell are but I'm in my prime so let me remind you of something Gail, you divorced him, it's over. You had your little chance and you blew it. It's my turn now.
Gail's had enough and is about to leave when Izzy tells her to read her lips; back off or she'll be sorry. I can hear Daphne shouting from the heavens instructing Gail to count….1…..2….