The Timmins family realising they've been robbed.
Sandy forcing Lolly to admit Pepper was the one who hurt her.
Sky fearing the worst when she hears Kerry's test results are back.
Dr Marley explains to Sky and Harold that Kerry has a high level of immature white blood cells and rules out Harold's suggestion that it is just her immune system developing and instead gives them the devastating news that it the results indicate a form of leukaemia. Sky is absolutely stunned and Marley tells them that to make the result 100% a bone marrow biopsy needs to be taken. Still stun by the news, Sky doesn't want Kerry to undergo the biopsy believing that it isn't necessary for a simple cold and walks out of the office carrying Kerry.
Lou waves Sandy off and thinks Lolly is glum because of her step mum leaving, but we know it isn't due to that. He gives her a little pep talk about the fact he knows she isn't her mother but that Sandy cares for her a lot but is glad she is staying on in Erinsborough.
No. 30 backyard
Rosie isn't amused at Pepper claiming her clothes since she moved out and Pepper jokes that if she wants them she will have to move back. Susan interrupts their chat to talk about Lolly and that if she backs up Pepper's story then she'll be in the clear. Rosie hopes that Pepper is suitably compensated for her damaged reputation but Pepper stops her, just wanting the whole thing to be over.
The ladies chat is interrupted by Karl singing to Bob and Audrey as he enters No. 28's backie and Rosie gloats that there advantages to moving out! Susan apologises for her ex and asks if they want her to tell him to shut up.
PEPPER: No, its fine. At least he's not singing River of the soul…
KARL: (singing) River of the soul.
Karl continues singing while tending to the garden and Susan enlists the help of Pepper and Rosie to get rid of Karl's beard.
SUSAN: (talking loudly so Karl hears her) So Pepper, Rosie, tell me what do you think about Karl's beard?
PEPPER: (also talking loudly) Why do you ask Susan?
(Karl sings quietly so he can listen)
SUSAN: I've lived with him for so long without one, I think I'm a bit biased but I'd love other women's point of view.
PEPPER: I think he looks really handsome.
ROSIE: Personally I've always preferred the rugged look.
PEPPER: Me too.
ROSIE: Although only some men can pull it off. Your husband's one of them (and of course her husband is dead ).
(Karl is listening intently now)
PEPPER: So true, so true.
SUSAN: So I'm living with a bona fide sex symbol!
Pepper then describes him as a George Clooney …but 20 years later with the grandfather looks! Rosie joins in and says that Susan could have her very own sugar daddy and Karl decides he's heard enough and stomps back up the stairs into the house.
SUSAN: (trying hard not to kill herself laughing) There he goes, so predictable!
Stinger and Dylan have set up Steiger's train set and are having fun playing with it when he enters and smells Janelle's version of “home baking” which really means it's been defrosted and earns the Stinger a clip round the ear hole!
In the kitchen, Steiger brings her up to date about what he has found out about the non-existent tickets she was sent for the racing. He explains that although he doesn't know much about the company, Paul and Elle were at the race track last week too and “suggests” that there is more behind Janelle being sent those tickets. As you can imagine, Janelle wants to go and sort Paul out but Steiger pulls her back or she'd be breaking the intervention order Paul has in place, and tells her to leave it with him.
JANELLE: He sent those freebies as a decoy so he could rob us blind.
STEIGER: Nothing's a fact until it's proven. We will nail Paul Robinson don't worry about that, we just got to be smart about it.
Lou, entering with the washing, disturbs Lolly writing in her journal over and over ‘I hate her' and she quickly hides the book inside a koala bear. Lou spots the bear and is surprise that she still has ‘Ramsay' and tells her it used to be her security toy when she was younger. Lolly doesn't react to that, instead saying it brings her closer to him since he gave her it.
She changes direction and asks him if he ever thinks what might have happened had she stayed in Ramsay Street and he solemnly replies that he thinks about that every day and that giving her up was the hardest thing he has ever done. Lolly brings up the fact he tried to do a runner and admits she wishes she'd never told the judge that she was happy with John & Sandy but is told not to feel guilty about telling the truth. They talk a bit about the custody battle and he picks up Lolly remarking that “she wishes she knew then what she does now” but to her relief, someone knocks on the door so she doesn't have to reply properly, instead saying that she nobody will love her like he does because he is her first dad.
The caller is Susan who is round to thank Lolly for dropping the allegations against Pepper. “What do you mean,” says Lou and Susan realises that something is amiss and Lou asks to be filled in. Susan tells Lou what Lolly admitted to Pepper, that someone has been bullying her. A stunned Lou asks Lolly if this is true and a fraught looking Lolly blurts out that she didn't tell Pepper anything. Susan is now the one stunned and wants to know why Pepper said that and Lou quickly says to protect herself adding that Pepper has had it in for Lolly since day one. Susan asks Lolly clearly if she is sticking to the story that Pepper was the one who has been hurting her and Lolly nods her head. Lou butts in and adds that he hopes she says the same to the hearing that is going to happen that afternoon so that Pepper gets what is coming to her.
Rosie spots Karl digging up some plants on the pretence that he is after cuttings. She agrees to keep quiet as long as he doesn't let Susan shave off his beard. He then subtly asks if it doesn't give him the ‘grandfather look' and Rosie feigns her innocence over the staged conversation while dishing out the compliments at the same time.
Rosie leaves and he spots Sky pushing Kerry and tries to talk to her but she is in such a daze that she blanks him until he calls on her a second time. When she realises who is speaking to her, she asks him if he ever got things wrong when he was a doctor and he replies yes as well she knows! From the way Sky is talking to him, Karl has picked up something is wrong and wants to check Kerry over but she prevents him, saying she is perfectly well and wants him to leave them alone. He doesn't follow her as Sky leaves but just looks, wondering what has happened.
Rosie and Pepper are talking about her meeting with Karl when Susan approaches them to inform them that the hearing is still on because Lolly is maintaining Pepper hit her. Pepper mentions that someone was making Lolly scared and thinks that is why Lolly is covering up again but doesn't know who. Susan agrees it does look like a frightened teenager crying out for help and even though she will testify that she thinks Pepper is innocent and believes Pepper, it won't help if Lolly sticks to her story. Rosie wonders what the outcome could be and Susan agrees at best unprofessional conduct but at worst barred from teaching if found guilty. Pepper seems taken aback by this and Rosie quickly says if that happens she will automatically appeal.
Harold has come round to tell the Timmins family what Marley said hoping that Sky had made her way here given how she left the hospital. Stinger tries to say that Sky could be right, that a mistake has been made but Dylan just wants him to admit the truth, pretending things are alright won't help. Steiger answers the door to Karl and guesses form the way they are talking, that they are referring to Kerry and he tells them what happened when he bumped into Sky. Dylan and Stinger leave to try and find her, rejecting Steiger's offer of getting the police looking too. Janelle wonders why Sky has taken off by herself, adding that they are family too and this remark causes Harold to leave too because he thinks he knows where Sky has gone to.
Rosie tells Pepper to get a move on and she reveals herself, having “adopted” more of Rosie's clothes that she didn't take with her, feeling rather nervous about what lies ahead. Rosie gives the nervous Pepper a pep talk, reminding her how she overcome her overbearing mum and what she bought for “winning” – a silver bracelet with ‘courage' engraved in it and gifts it to Pepper because she was the one who gave her courage to stand up to her mum.
Sky has found her way to where Harold's plaque for Kerry is situated and tearfully she holds Kerry.
SKY: Grandma would have loved you so much. I wish you'd have met her, she'd have looked after you and she would have told me what to do. Oh mum please, I've lost you and I've so many other people and I handled it but I can't handle this, not my baby, not my daughter.
She then “sees” that the plaque no longer reads ‘In loving memory of Kerry Mangel' but ‘In loving memory of Timmins' just as a relieved Harold arrives, glad he has found her. When she next looks at the plaque it is back to the original version.
Lolly tells the panel what happened at the school with Pepper before we cut to Lolly out of the room and Susan saying what she saw before Lolly accused Pepper of striking her but at their questioning, says she didn't see that happening. Lou's interrupts to tell the panel that is daughter doesn't lie and receives a ticking off for doing so.
Susan continues, explaining she got two different versions of events and adds when prompted, that she has known Pepper since she herself was a pupil and has never seen her lose control. Lou doesn't like this and accuses Pepper of having a grudge against Lolly, telling the panel about Pepper threatening to have her suspended but again receives a ticking off.
The head of the panel asks Susan if Pepper behaved unprofessionally in restraining Lolly and after telling them that Pepper regrets what she did and that it was inappropriate, agrees with them that it was unprofessional. Lou has a big ‘I told you so' grin on him after hearing that.
Harold assures Sky that Kerry will pull through because she has lots of people around who love and care for her and that will make all the difference. He then tells her that she hasn't to give in, reminding Sky that her mum wouldn't have given in, instead fighting tooth and nail before adding that he knows she has that in her too. “What if I let her down?” replies Sky and is told that he knows Kerry will grow up into a happy healthy girl and gets Sky to agree to going back to the hospital.
Pepper explains to the panel about seeing the bruise on Lolly's shoulder and only restrained her to get Lolly to say what was wrong because she suspected, and still does, think someone is hurting Lolly (she looks at Lou) and finishes up by telling the panel that teaching is her life and although she lost her cool with Lolly, she didn't hurt her nor would she hurt any child in her care.
Despite the contradictory evidence given, because everyone has said that Pepper physically restrained Lolly, Pepper has breached her care of duty as a teacher and have voted to dismiss Pepper from teaching at Erinsborough High.
Lou looks pleased at the result while Pepper gives Lou daggers from her seat before telling him that Lolly needs to speak up and say who is really hurting her before it is too late.
Holding Ramsay, a tearful Louise tells Lou she can't believe Pepper lost her job. Lou asks her about what Pepper said that she is protecting someone and asks her outright if she is but Lolly doesn't say anything except to say that she is sorry Pepper lost her job.
LOU: I believe you sweetheart.
LOLLY: You know I wouldn't have taken it this far if I had any choice don't you?
Lou replies that he does, adding that he was proud of her standing up addressing her fears at the hearing before saying that he'd better let the Allen's know about the verdict.
LOLLY: I bet Sandy is just hangin out for the verdict.
LOU: Well this should set her mind at rest then.
Dr Marley explains to everyone that she needs to take a bone marrow biopsy to confirm the type of leukaemia Kerry has and the course of treatment that she needs.
DYLAN: Lets do it.
Marley explains that the family aren't usually present when this is happening because it can be difficult to the child (Kerry is crying away in Sky's arms) but nobody is willing to leave.
Rosie consoles despondent Pepper with a cuppa, while she ponders her next career move. Rosie says they will appeal but Pepper thinks it is hopeless unless Lolly changes her story. Pepper then worries about how she is going to pay for it but Rosie tells her not to worry about that, she is just repaying a debt of friendship.
Pepper then says that she doesn't deserve a friend like her and spills to Rosie that she has been sleeping with Paul behind her back!