Izzy wakes up in Karl's bed, turns around and finds him asleep beside her. She looks happy as she watches Karl sleeping and tells him she's missed him.
Susan has prepared a huge breakfast, as it's the first time in a long time that she and the kids have been together. Zeke emerges from the bedroom with a doctor's mask pulled over his face! He doesn't want to go to the school because of the shaving cuts but Susan assures him he'll be fine. However when Zeke pulls down the mask his face is red and he's covered in a rash. Susan takes Zeke to the bathroom to apply some vitamin e cream to his rash whilst Rachel tells Katya it's good to be back. She says things still feel a bit awkward and she realises she was responsible for Karl and Susan breaking up. Rachel says she's seen Karl in a new light since he stuck up for she and Stingray. Katya asks how that's all going and Rachel says Stingray told her she was immature.
Stingray has come to look for Rachel. Boyd tells him she's gone back to live at Susan's. Stingray regrets calling Rachel immature but Boyd tells him he did the right thing. He thinks couples shouldn't be joined at the hip and is annoyed that Janae has got a cleaning job at the hospital. Stingray thinks it's hysterical and tells Boyd that Janae won't make it to the end of the week, especially if she has to clean up after sick people. Janae arrives and starts hurrying Boyd along. Stingray continues to take the mick out of her whilst Boyd tells Janae he's all for her new job if it means they get to spend more time together.
The Kinski kids stand arm in arm and tell Susan they have come to a decision. Rachel tells her that if she wants to get back together with Karl then they won't stand in her way. Susan is a little shocked and waits for more answers. Zeke tells her they know Karl makes her happy and Rachel says that's all she wants from now on; happiness for everyone. Susan tells her she is happy being a mother to them but Katya says they have come to their decision and it's final; they want Karl and Susan back together. Susan is thrilled and says she will call in on Karl on the way to school. I really hope she gets stuck in traffic. Meanwhile there's nothing like a Pete Murray music montage to cover the angst…
Izzy has settled in and is making breakfast.
Susan is rushing around getting ready to break the good news to Karl. Zeke throws her the car keys.
Izzy pops a rose in the vase and goes to the fridge.
Susan comes back through the door. She can't go and see Karl after all; she has a staff meeting in 15 minutes. She'll have to phone him instead. Whilst she dials the number Katya tells Rachel she did a really good thing today and comments that she's never seen Susan so happy.
The phone rings as Izzy is carrying breakfast through to Karl's bedroom. She picks it up and hears Susan voice but before she can do anything she realises that Karl has picked up the phone in the bedroom.
Karl and Susan exchange morning greetings whilst Izzy hovers at the door. Karl tells Susan he must have gone out like a light last night, as he didn't even hear her leave. Susan is a tad confused but carries on and tells Karl they should meet later and discuss where their relationship is heading. Karl smiles and says he thought they answered that last night.
SUSAN: Are you sure you're awake? We didn't talk last night.
KARL: You were here.
SUSAN: No I wasn't.
Karl looks around and sees the medicine bottle half empty. As Izzy listens at the doorway, Karl tells Susan he is fine; it's just a case of mixing strong medication with a dose of wishful thinking. Susan still doesn't really understand what's wrong with Karl and again asks if they can meet. He says they can but says she'll be doing all the talking, as she knows how he feels about her. Izzy realises that Karl did not mean to sleep with her last night.
The commercial break gave Izzy enough time to hide behind the breakfast counter. Karl is getting changed and singing a terrible Noodles song. As he enters the kitchen Izzy sneaks into the bedroom and collects her things. She finds one of her earrings is missing and crouches down on the floor as Karl enters the bedroom. As he makes his way into the bathroom Izzy scarpers.
Izzy is sitting on the bench crying when Max approaches.
MAX: He's not worth it you know.
MAX: Who else would you be crying about? Paul.
Izzy looks a little bewildered and asks why all her relationships end the same way. Max thinks it's because she falls hook, line and sinker for these guys and loves them with all her heart without knowing who they really are. I think it's the other way round. Max tells Izzy to come back to the house where he will make her breakfast. She says she can't as Steph kicked her out last night. Max is surprised and Izzy tells him he and Steph need to communicate more. He says she left for Bendigo this morning before he woke up. Max asks why Steph kicked her out. Izzy tells him it was her idea to set Lyn up for the baby belt deal. Izzy says she did it because Lyn was ‘getting up her nose'. Max stresses that Lyn will lose her home but Izzy tells him she thought Paul would sort something out. Max hugs her as she continues to cry.
Janae is mopping the floor whilst Harold sits in the corridor. Her uniform is so short she must go to same outlet as Carmella. Janae wants to know what's wrong with Harold but Boyd tells her to leave him alone as he's entitled to his privacy. Harold tells her he just has an ingrown toenail. Janae tells him she's working at the hospital during her free periods so she and Boyd can spend more time together. Harold says it reminds him of he and Madge, he thinks their marriage was so successful because they worked together and that made them work as a team.
It's not Rachel's week. She walks into Karl's flat and finds him naked! She apologises and says his door was open. Karl, who is now in the bedroom hopefully finding clothes, is surprised to hear that. He emerges in a robe. Rachel is relieved. She tells Karl she knows she has been very selfish and says that Zeke thinks very highly of him however….Karl tells her he will never replace Alex nor will he try to. Rachel asks if she could get that in writing and Karl says if it would help he'd get it tattooed on his forehead! Rachel says that may make family outings a little embarrassing and asks Karl if they are still on the agenda. Karl says they are and Rachel says in that case he will enjoy his lunch with Susan. As she leaves she spots the breakfast tray on the floor and says she hopes he enjoys lunch more than he did breakfast. Karl picks up the tray and looks confused and very worried.
Stingray finds Rachel eating lunch. He tells her he's glad that she's gone back to Susan's house. Stingray says Susan must be pleased and Rachel says she is. She tells him Susan is probably getting back together with Karl. She says she realises she was being a brat and says she is working on it, by herself. She tells Stingray she needs time to think things through on her own.
Karl rushes into the complex wearing a shocking lime tank top. He bumps into Susan. She asks if they are still on for lunch and he tells her he has something on. He asks if they can meet for coffee at her place later on. Susan doesn't really have a chance to say anything before Karl runs off to talk to Izzy.
He sneaks into the doorway of The General store long enough for Susan to have left, then approaches Izzy. However, like us all Susan is having 2004 flashbacks and slowly turns around. She walks towards Karl and Izzy just in time to hear Karl telling Izzy he needs to talk to her. Izzy goes into The Scarlet Bar and as Karl turns around to follow he sees Susan standing there. She looks at him in way that says ‘What the hell?' and gets a reply that says ‘I have no idea but I think I did something bad'.
Harold is in a gown and in bed, which seems a little drastic for an ingrown toenail. Janae arrives with some flowers and realises Harold hasn't been seen yet. She says she will go and get Boyd to sort something out. Harold stops her and tells her he has an ingrown hair in a place he'd rather not talk about. A nurse arrives and tells Janae she shouldn't be in here as she's just a cleaner. Janae tells her she ought to treat her with some respect, as her husband will soon be a doctor here. Janae is swiftly told she is on report.
Susan arrives home and Rachel and Zeke promptly ask her about lunch. Susan tells her she and Karl had to take a rain check on lunch. Stingray arrives and wants to know if Rachel wanted time out for good or just for a short while. Rachel tells him they are just taking a break and says she can't talk about it now.
Janae is still talking to Harold about his problem. Boyd arrives and is not happy about the way she spoke to the nurse. He tells her it will reflect badly on him. Janae thinks she did him a favour by getting him noticed but Boyd says that's not the attention he needed.
Stingray is trying to work but can't concentrate. He goes to the fridge and sees some beer. He pauses for a moment but then shuts the door and goes back to the table.
The Scarlet Bar
Karl busts into the office. He tells Izzy he needs to know what happened. He says he knows she took him home and made him breakfast but everything else is a blur.
Boyd is lecturing Janae about the importance of his job. She's not really listening so he chucks her in the pool!
Zeke thanks Stingray for whatever he said to Rachel as it made her make things up with Susan. Stingray say he wishes it hadn't resulted in him getting dumped. Zeke is sure that Rachel just wants time alone and thinks they will definitely work things out. Stingray thanks Zeke and asks him what happened to his face. Zeke tells him and Stingray says he did the same thing when he was his age – it's the downside of living with chicks.
The Scarlet Bar
Karl really wants to know what happened but Izzy wonders if it really matters. Karl tells her it matters as he's on the verge of reuniting with Susan. Izzy says he should have thought of that before he let his ex girlfriend take him home. Karl says he did not let her take him home; he was in no condition to get himself home. Izzy says he couldn't have been that out of it as they talked the whole way home. He asks her straight; did she or did she not sleep in his bed last night. Izzy asks if he ever loved her or if he was just treading water until he got back together with Susan. Karl says of course he loved her. He was ready to raise a child with her but she blew it with her lies. He says he now wants something real with Susan and so he needs to know what happened. Izzy says nothing happened, she took him home and slept on the couch. Karl thanks her and tells her he is very relieved. He leaves the bar and Izzy holds back her tears.