Karl tells Susan and the Kinski kids that Katya has been shot
Frazer tells Rosie he's in love with her
Guy tells ComaKatya™ that he's going to get closer to Ned and her siblings.
Rachel comes in to see Guy leaning over Katya. She thinks that Guy's upset and tells him everything's going to be okay. As she wonders whether Katya can hear them she sees her sister open her eyes! She begins to shake her slightly, telling her she's here and then dashes off to find Karl. Guy looks over Katya, who blinks slightly.
Mishka tells Lou that they only have Susan and Karl as character referees so far. Lou thinks they aren't bad referees to have – a GP and teacher. Lou is trying to fake Harold's signature on a character reference and Harold appears, asking what it's for. Lou tells him about their interview with immigration and Harold can't believe it! He reads the reference aloud – apparently Harold has known Lou and Mishka for 21 years! Harold doesn't agree that they're decent and honest after the grog operation they ran out of his home.
Lou points out that was the reason why they decided to do these themselves – that way they get consistency. Harold is flabbergasted when he finds they've faked umpteen signatures – including Paul Robinson's (who's hardly a pillar of the community). Mishka strikes him off. Harold is sure these people would've signed the forms anyway but Lou points out the ‘knowing them for 21 years bit'. Mishka thinks she's going to be sent back to Russia but Lou disagrees – they just have to come up with another idea.
LOU: Home movies!
They could recreate some of their magic moments! Harold thinks Lou wouldn't even know how to turn a camera on, while Harold has directorial experience - Mission Erinsborough anyone? Harold seems to have blanked out the bad reviews from his memory, instead concentrating on what a roaring success it was. He discovered Nina Tucker, who's about to take on Hollywood! Lou and Mishka stand and smile at him and Harold knows he's been sucked into one of their mad schemes.
Karl checks Katya's visual reflexes with his torch. Even though Zeke thinks it looks good, it doesn't mean she's going to wake up. It's not unusual for her eyes to be open. He's found some partial visual and oral responses, but they're still very weak – she's still in a coma. Susan asks if she'll be alright but it's too early to tell. The longer she stays in this low response state, the greater chance of brain damage. It could affect mobility or cognitive skills.
GUY: That's memory, right?
Karl tells him he's right. Guy decides to leave as this is a time for family only. He tells Kusan how nice it was to meet them and tells the kids to stay strong, before leaving.
Steiger appears – he needs to ask a few questions.
Welcome to Harold's time machine. We're now in 1996, during the Atlanta Olympics. Mishka, Lou and random extras are all dressed up in yellow ‘Australia' tracksuits, holding Australian flags. They're watching TV, where young Kieran Perkins has just won the race of his life. Lou's hair is a slightly darker grey and Harold isn't happy with it – he knew that Lou was grey by the nineties.
LOU: How would you know? You were sitting on some beach in Tasmania, picking your bugle and trying to remember your name!
Harold informs him that he's seen photos. Mishka suggests they put talcum powder through it and Harold goes off to get some.
MISHKA: Now you look like real nineties' man – just like Boris Yeltsin.
Frazer looks out the window, then quickly whips off his shirt, just leaving a towel around his waist, then squirts water all over himself. Rosie walks in, only for FrazerInATowel™ to walk right into her. He apologises to her and Rosie thinks she'll just go and get undressed.
ROSIE: I mean… you – get dressed!
Frazer decides to hang around to tell her he shouldn't have put her on the spot the other day by telling her how he felt. Rosie agrees, trying not to look at him. Frazer knows she and Pepper are friends but there was never anything between him and Pepper. Rosie retorts that that was not the case from where Pepper was standing and besides, she doesn't even like him. Frazer parades himself to right over beside her, saying all that strength of feeling is usually down to something that builds up until it's out of control. Rosie tells him she's with James and Frazer thinks he doesn't exist as she's only mentioned him once and no one has ever seen him.
ROSIE: I don't have to sit her and listen to this.
FRAZER: Then stay and admit how you feel.
He's willing to bet this isn't a one-sided thing. Rosie smiles and tells him sorry- he's just blown his dough. When she gets up Frazer says she has a mark on her face, which he tries to brush off. Rosie doesn't fall for it, and leaves to wash it off.
Guy lets himself into the deserted house.
Kusan and Ned have a chat with Steiger. They all agree that there hasn't been anything unusual about Katya's behaviour recently. Steiger asks Ned if he and Katya have fights and Ned says sometimes, catching onto the fact that Steiger thinks he might have something to do with it. Ned tells him there've been no dramas. Steiger asks if she would go to Ned if she was in some sort of trouble. Karl asks what kind of trouble.
Steiger tells them that investigators found a gun at the scene which had Katya's prints on it. Ned doesn't think she could fire a slingshot, nevermind a gun. Steiger says the evidence indicates a struggle took place. Susan wonders if it might have something to do with Katya's past. Steiger wants to look for more evidence and asks permission to search Katya's room. Ned volunteers to go with Steiger so Susan can stay with the kids.
Guy, wearing leather gloves, searches around. After finding nothing in the living room he heads for the bedrooms.
Ned lets Steiger and another two cops in but not before Guy manages to scarper out through the back door. Steiger decides to take the computer. Ned wants to know more about Katya's past but Steiger says he'll have to ask Susan about it.
Frazer is eating some baked goods that Pepper made for Ned and, needless to say, she's not chuffed. They squabble about it and Frazer thinks it actually sounds like they just broke up.
PEPPER: Um, we did.
FRAZER: Oh, yeah, we broke up in a fake way, although there was nothing to actually break up.
Except for the physical stuff which was ‘delightful'. Pepper goes off to sulk but Frazer makes her smile. He offers his hand and says may the best man win (Pepper won't shake as she doesn't know where it's been). If only he'd known she was going to fall madly in love with him…
PEPPER: I'll get over it, Frazer. Oops, I just did!
She then remembers her mum and dad – what's she going to tell them? Frazer says they were in this together so they'll tell them together. Pepper says he doesn't have to be involved but Frazer insists, leading Pepper to moan about why he has to be so nice – it makes it all the harder to hate him.
They decide to tell Steiger in a public place (he's less likely to do something with witnesses around).
Frazer looks scared.
Steiger shows Ned some screwdrivers and other tools and asks if they belong to Katya but Ned says no. Steiger says they were rolled up in a towel in the back of the wardrobe, while some black overalls and cap were found under the bed.
Ned **flashbacks** to the night he was attacked at Lassiter's. From what I can tell it looks like Ned has just had a revelation.
Welcome to 1999. Harold is holding a millennium party – it's just before midnight and Mishka, Lou and random extras are wearing lei. The balloons from earlier on are still there, so let's hope no one notices that. Lou begins to say something about the dialogue but Harold already knows it's great. He gets everyone into position before starting the camera.
1999Lou asks Mishka to promise him that their love will survive whatever Y2K throws at them.
MISHKA: No filthy bug will come between me and my Lou-Bear. I say let the computers explode.
LOU: Who needs technology –
MISHKA: When we have each other.
Harold calls cut and is overjoyed with the results. Lou thinks the dialogue is a bit OTT but Harold thinks the writer is the backbone to any good drama. Lou can't believe what's going on.
Steiger informs the Kennedy/Kinskis that he's found some evidence and needs to question them all again. Susan hurries the kids off to the canteen while Karl asks about what exactly was found. Rachel argues that Steiger wants to talk to *all* of them but it turns out he only meant the adults (sorry, kids).
RACHEL: C'mon, Zeke, grab your crayons and colouring book and let's go find a quiet place to play.
Susan wants to send Ned along with them but Steiger wants him to stay. He tells them about the clothes and tools and says there have been a series of car thefts in the area where the suspect wore similar clothes. The tools they retrieved were of a similar nature too. Karl and Susan laugh - the mere thought is barmy.
Steiger turns to Ned and asks about the assault in the car park – did he sustain any obvious injuries? Ned tells him about the elbow to the head and being punched in the guts.
Steiger, with Karl's permission, pulls up Katya's arm to look at her elbow, where there's some recent bruising. Karl judges the bruise to be a week old. Ned does his ‘I'm confused/musing over events' face.
In the hallway Susan says it might not look good but she knows Katya wouldn't be involved in anything like that through choice. Karl says that, if it's true, she assaulted Ned. Ned admits she told him he attacked her and he thought she was joking. Karl asks if she said anything about nicking his car too, and Susan berates him for condemning her.
Steiger appears with a very long sentence to say…
STEIGER: A number stored in Miss Kinski's mobile belongs to a key suspect in an ongoing investigation into the fencing of stolen cars.
Steiger gasps for breath while Susan says it doesn't prove anything. Steiger tells her they found the gun case in the boot of her car and it's a match to the weapon, so they have to presume it belongs to her. Unless Katya wakes and tells them otherwise she's a person of interest in relation to several serious crimes.
Ned **flashbacks** to seeing Katya sitting in a silver convertible. He asks Steiger if that was one of the cars, explaining that Katya said she was picking it up for one of the surgeons. Steiger goes off in pursuit of the surgeon and getting the full story.
Susan tells Karl that she knows Katya hasn't done anything wrong but Karl points out the gun and the fingerprints – how do you explain that? Rachel returns and asks what there is to explain.
The New Year celebrations are being filmed when Rosie walks in and Harold has to stop the tape. Lou calls her over and asks her opinion on the fake home movies scam. Rosetta sarcastically says that lying to a government department is just fine. The government leave no stone unturned and they'd spot a fake tape a mile off. Her advice is to be honest and she'll help out with any paperwork, should they need it.
Harold is sorry and Lou says it's the thought that counts. He suggests they head off home to consider their options. Harold hopes that immigration sees what he sees – two people very much in love and committed to each other.
Steiger, in civvies, demands to know whether Frazer and Pepper have any idea how much he spent on their engagement party. Frazer says they'll pay him back. Steiger says he took Fiona camping and made such an effort – and he doesn't even like the guy! He opened up and showed his vulnerable side. Frazer says none of that will be repeated for as long as he lives -
STEIGER: Which will be about twenty minutes!
Frazer makes a quick exit. Pepper tells Steiger that he wasn't a good catch anyway. It was such a stupid idea but they wanted the room. She moans that she just got caught up in the romance of it all.
Steiger says she keeps getting caught in lousy relationships. Pepper says he knows it's hard to find someone who will love her. Steiger comforts her by reminding her that he and her mum love her and the right bloke is out there.
PEPPER: You don't think I'll end up one of those old freaks with 50 cats?
Steiger hopes not – he'd have to get the RSPCA onto to her!
Rachel is tearful – Katya would never do these things. Susan tries to comfort her but Rachel angrily says the cops are pinning it on her as she can't defend herself. Zeke pleads with Katya to wake up and tell everyone what really happened.
Pepper looks at her engagement pressies and wishes she didn't have to send them back. Rosie can't believe she volunteered to do the right thing and tell Steiger the truth. Pepper thinks Frazer isn't that bad and Rosie says she doesn't hate him – she just doesn't trust him. She tells Pepper that he confessed his love for her and it was quite romantic! Pepper thinks he's really amped it up. Rosie thinks he's transparent but Pepper isn't so sure – maybe she should go for it. Rosie wants him out of the house – she really can't stand him. Pepper thinks she should say it more convincingly; Pepper might want him out for the room but Rosie wants him gone because she's scared she'll get too close. Rosie denies it but Pepper thinks she's blushing. She tells her that Frazer likes her and Rosie likes him – that doesn't happen very often so she should go for it.
Rachel sits outside in tears. Guy walks out of the bar and sees her. He asks if she's okay and Rachel admits that Katya is in really big trouble. She tells him what the cops think and Guy can't believe it – Katya doesn't have a dishonest bone in her body. Rachel tells him the cops haven't given her the chance to explain what they found in her room. Guy thinks that they might be able to prove she's innocent. Rachel doesn't know where to look for evidence of that. Guy thinks Katya might have a special place where she could have hidden something. Rachel can only think of work, number 28 or number 30. Guy tells her to think hard – this is their one chance to clear Katya's name.
RACHEL: Y'know, she's really lucky to have a friend like you.
Guy gives her a hug and smiles an evil smile to himself.