Sky telling Kerry how much she loved Stingray.
Karl telling Susan that Izzy told him that she doesn't want him to be involved in Holly's life.
Frazer telling Ringo that he is going home.
Sky wakes with a start on the couch, when she goes into the kitchen to check on Kerry, there is someone with her back to her, looking over Kerry in her crib. It is 'Stingray', she keeps calling at him to look at her, but he doesn't, he simply raises his hand, and kicks his skateboard towards her. Sky is confused, and when she looks again he is gone, Sky keeps shouting for Stingray, and then predictably she wakes up. It has all been a dream, and when Sky comes round Harold and Lou are there to offer her comfort, and tell her that it has all been a dream. She says that it was very vivid, and she thinks that Stingray was trying to talk to her in her dream, she doesn't know what it could have meant.
As Harold goes off with his disinfectant, Lou retires to the sofa, and tells Sky that all the flying he is doing for his job as an air steward is really getting to him, and he is really tired, Sky isn't listening though, as she says that Stingray was trying to tell her something.
Well hasn't the hospital set been used a lot recently, this time we are in Frazer's hospital room, where he is telling Ringo that he is going home, Ringo tries to protest, telling his brother that he hates it at his parents, and he wants to stay and help Frazer. Frazer tells him that he is a child, and will be of no help to him, if he really wants to help then he has to go home. As Ringo storms out of the room with a 'fine' Frazer looks disappointed.
Number 28- The Home of the New Kennedy-Kinski's
Karl is doing a crossword puzzle, but is stuck on the clue referring to the world's largest inland sea, now I could have told him that was the Caspian, but it seems that Susan and Zeke already know the answer and tell Karl what it is.
When the phone rings Zeke rushes to answer it, in an attempt to avoid doing the dishes with Rachel, but Zeke is in for a shock when he discovers that it is Izzy on the phone, as are Karl and Susan when he tells them who it is.
As Karl takes the call, Susan sends Zeke back to the dishes, and he and Rachel wonder what Izzy is phoning for, they think that maybe Izzy is the reason that Karl and Susan are acting weird, my aren't the perceptive. Zeke asks Susan if everything is OK, she assures them that it is, giving nothing away.
Karl is listening intently to what Izzy is saying, but tells her that it's really not a good time, and he will call her back. When he gets off the phone he tells the kids that they need to have a bit of a chat, but Susan isn't keen on that and sends the kids out to walk the dogs.
When they are gone she tells Karl, that she doesn't want to tell the kids, not under any circumstances.
Lolly is trying to reassure Ringo, telling him that Frazer might change his mind, but Ringo says that he doesn't care, he doesn't want to stay with him now. Lolly tells Ringo that she is thirsty and sends him to get her a drink from the cafeteria.
This is the perfect opportunity to storm into Frazer's room to give him a piece of her mind.
LOLLY: Hey, I know what you're doing, and you're gutless.
FRAZER: Nice to see you too Lolly.
LOLLY: You're deliberately pushing Ringo away.
FRAZER: This is none of your business.
LOLLY: You're brother cares for you, and he wants to help, but if you're too proud or stupid to let him, you could at least help yourself.
Lolly grabs the wheelchair and pushes it towards a shocked looking Frazer.
Karl thinks that keeping it from the children is the worst thing that they can do, but Susan disagrees, she thinks that it will be a bad idea to tell the kids about the baby, because they will realise that Isabelle became pregnant whilst Karl was with Susan, and she thinks this will mean that they will lose the respect of the kids, respect that they worked so hard to gain. Karl thinks that they will still respect them, because they will see them dealing with a delicate situation.
SUSAN: It's not delicate Karl, it's humiliating. I don't think that I want anyone to know.
KARL: Susan, obviously this is difficult for both of us... we can't pretend that everything is going to be the same.
SUSAN: At least wait a while, a couple of months, they are still dealing with Stingray's death, it's not fair to put this on them as well.
KARL: It might not be as simple as that. Isabelle has changed her mind, she wants me to be involved, that is what that call was about.
SUSAN: Well what does that mean?
KARL: It means that we have to talk face to face. I have to London tomorrow morning.
Susan is gob smacked. It doesn't look like that she is particularly delighted at the prospect of her husband of all of a week is rushing off to see his new baby.
Harold is fretting about germs, and wondering if it is OK to pick up Kerry, he did use an anti-bacterial detergent, a distant Sky tells him that it will be OK, she is distracted as she is reading sympathy cards.
An angry Lolly storms in to tell the others that Ringo has been kicked out of Number 30, and asks Harold if he could stay with them. Harold says absolutely not, teenage boys are dirty, and he can't take the risk of Kerry getting an infection. Lolly begs him, but Harold says that it is not up for discussion.
A tired Lou is woken by the heated words, and Harold tells him to go to bed, but he doesn't think that he will make it that far, he asks poor Harold to carry him, but it doesn't look like Harold is keen to take up his request, so Lolly offers to help.
As Harold sits down, Sky reads to him from one of the cards she has received.
SKY: Grandad listen to this, it's one of the film students that worked for Scotty. "I had to shoot a crowd scene, and Stingray knew I'm really shy, he hyped the crowd up, and I got the perfect shot, I'm not sure he ever knew just how much that meant to me" Every card is like that he really touched so many people.
Harold agrees that Stingray was a very special young man. As Harold opens another envelope, he finds a card from 'Terrence Chesterton' a spiritualist, who claims that he can put the living in touch with their deceased loved ones.
Harold is incensed, he tells Sky that he thinks that it's disgusting that people like this come out of the woodwork when people are at their most vulnerable. He rips the card in half, and goes off to his bed, but once he has gone, Sky picks up the pieces of the card, and stares thoughtfully at the number, it seems that Sky might think that a spiritualist may have the answers she is looking for.
Karl and Susan are still having a heated discussion about Holly. Who would have thought that Izzy could cause them arguments from half way across the world.
KARL: Susan, Holly is my daughter. Do you want me to pretend she doesn't exist?
SUSAN: No, no of course I don't.
KARL: What sort of father would I be if I didn't go. Which is why we have to tell Rachel and Zeke tonight.
Their argument is interrupted by a knock at the door, and it is Ringo for Rachel. He is there to say goodbye to Rachel, as Frazer is sending him home, Rachel seems upset at the news, she asks if she will see him before he goes, but Ringo isn't sure. With a hug she tells him that this is goodbye, and Ringo mournfully leaves the Kennedy-Kinski house.
Whilst the kids are in the lounge Karl takes the opportunity to have that chat with them.
KARL: Guys, Susan and I need to talk to you, I have to go back to London and you should know the reason why.
Rachel and Zeke worriedly stare at each other, worried at what the news might be.
Number 28- In the Middle of the Night
Neither Rachel or Zeke can sleep, they have obviously been told about baby Holly.
ZEKE: I can't believe Susan's letting him go, what if he decides to stay?
Susan who has probably heard the commotion comes into the lounge, but when she hears the conversation she stands in the shadows to listen.
RACHEL: He wouldn't, would he?
ZEKE: He might. She should have told him to stay.
RACHEL: Well relationships don't really work like that Zeke.
ZEKE: Well they should.
RACHEL: They're a little bit more complicated.
ZEKE: I used to think that Susan was really strong.
RACHEL: In a way this is being strong.
ZEKE: You're saying she should let him go?
RACHEL: I don't know. But do you believe that story about how it happened?
Susan obviously doesn't want that bit of the conversation to continue so makes her presence known.
SUSAN: Well, what's going on here. A house meeting is it?
ZEKE: No, we couldn't sleep.
SUSAN: Well, it's a lot to take in, isn't it? Karl is telling the truth, I want you to know that.
ZEKE: Did you at least try and talk him out of going?
SUSAN: I admit this isn't an ideal situation.
ZEKE: Did you?
SUSAN: I think he's doing the right thing Zeke, I really do. Look this will all turn out fine, I promise it's just a....
RACHEL: Minor hiccup
ZEKE: Do you mean that?
SUSAN: I do love.
ZEKE: OK, night.
Zeke seems to be more reassured so heads off to bed, but Rachel still has something to say to Susan.
RACHEL: Well, I think you've convinced him.
SUSAN: Hope so.
RACHEL: No all we've got to do is convince yourself.
A taken a back Susan is not denying that she is not entirely convinced, and that is obvious from the look on her face.
The next morning Sky and Lolly are discussing spiritualism, Lolly thinks that it is a load of bull, but Sky thinks that there has got to be more out there. She tells Lolly that she has had a lot of weird dreams about Stingray, even before he died, and maybe Terrence could interpret them. Lolly tells her that you never know where help is going to come from, after all she would have been the last to pick that Rosie would be helping her through things. Sky agrees and looks thoughtfully at the card again.
A tired Lou comes through to the kitchen, telling everyone that he feels like death warmed up, and would love some bacon and eggs for his breakfast, but Harold says no to that idea, he has finally got the kitchen spotless, and he doesn't want another layer of grease on it. Harold suggests a bowl of muesli.
HAROLD: A bowl of muesli will do you the world of good.
LOU (unconvinced): Mmmm fibre.
HAROLD: You're bowels will thank you for it.
LOLLY: Ewww gross.
Harold is upset to find out that Sky has just made an appointment with the spiritualist, Sky tells him that it is something that she has to do, but Harold tells her that she should let Scott rest in peace. Sky tells him that they can't think that they understand everything in this world. Harold thinks that it is no way to deal with her grief, but Sky fights back telling him that he was cleaning the windows at 3am, is that a better way. Sky tells Harold that she is going to meet Terence later, and he is just going to have to deal with it. Lou tells Harold that Sky is stubborn, and suggests that she gets it from him. Harold scathingly tells Lou that he is no help.
Frazer's Hospital Room
Frazer is manoeuvring himself on his bed, trying to get into the wheelchair, but as he tries to jump from the bed to the chair, the chair wheels itself away, and Frazer is left in an awkward position between the floor and the bed. All this happens just as Ringo comes into the room, and Frazer is forced to ask for his help.
Outside the Hospital
Frazer is wheeling himself along in his wheelchair, as Ringo walks alongside. Frazer apologises for what he said last night, telling Ringo that it was not how he meant it to sound. Ringo asks if he still has to leave, and Frazer says that it's for the best. Ringo disagrees though, he says that he has a whole new life here, with new friends, and he even likes school. He tells him that he will miss Rachel. Ringo is determined to get Frazer to him to stay.
RINGO: Fraze please, if you let me stay I can look after myself, and you if you ever let me.
FRAZER: Chances are I'm never going to walk again, it's time I started getting used to that.
RINGO: I can help you.
FRAZER: No you can't.
RINGO: You're just depressed at the moment, you're thinking the worst, but the doctors never said for sure you're not going to walk again did they? You can do this, I know you can.
FRAZER: I really appreciate the fact that you want to help me, but this is something I have to do by myself, and I don't want to feel that I'm holding you back while I do it.
RINGO: You won't be.
FRAZER: You have to go mate, please.
Ringo looks disappointed that he has not managed to win a reprieve from Frazer.
It doesn't seem like it is a particularly happy mood as the Kennedy-Kinski's sit down for breakfast, and Karl's attempt to lighten the mood fails miserably.
KARL: So what are you guys up to today?
RACHEL: Watching you fly half way around the world and leave your family.
Susan scolds Rachel, and Karl tells them he can understand why they would be upset, but he knows that he is very lucky to have them in his life, and he would never jeopardise that, but Holly is a fact and he has to deal with it. Susan tells the kids that she would love to bury her head in the sand, but that is not going to make things better in the long run. Karl tells them that this family means the world to him, with the emphasis being in 'this' he tells them that is why he has to go now, so that there will be no secrets and complications in the future. The kids reluctantly agree that as long as Susan is OK with it then so are they.
Karl tells them not to worry, as he is going to be back before they know it, but Susan doesn't look too sure at this news.
Number 30's backyard
Ringo is piling his clothes from the washing line into a rucksack, he tells Lolly that he has to get out of there quick, before Johnny turns up to collect him, there is no way that he is going back to his family, and tells them that he is running away. He tells Lolly to call him as soon as Frazer gets better, Lolly tells him that she will, and Ringo sets out to leave, but before he can a tearful Rachel turns up to ask him if he is really going, and Lolly watches rather uncomfortably as the pair embrace.
LOLLY: I'm not just going to sit around and watch this great love affair be torn apart. Come with me doofus I've got a plan.
Karl is all set to leave with a big case and a holdall packed, it seems that he may be away for longer than he is letting on.
Susan gives him something that she has bought for Billy and Anne's baby, but she would like Holly to have it. Karl tells her that being away from her is going to make it the longest week of his life, he kisses her on the head and goes to the door. Zeke asks him if he is coming back, and Karl assures him that he is. He promises. As he chats to the kids on the doorstep he shouts to Susan to get a move on, Susan shouts back that she is coming, but poor Susan looks as though she is struggling with the thought of Karl going back to London so soon to see Holly and of course Isabelle.
Sky is back from seeing the spiritualist and says that it went great, she collects some photos and Stingrays beanie. She says that she has to go over to ask Janelle for Stingray's skateboard too, as Terence needs some of Stingrays things to establish a stronger connection to him. Harold is cynical, telling Sky that he really wishes that she wouldn't see this man, but Sky tells him that Terrence is great, and she thinks that he is really helping her to find out the message that Stingray is trying to give her about what to do next.
Harold and Lou tell Sky that she shouldn't be seeing Terrence when she is so vulnerable, but Sky tells him that she feels strong from what Terrence has done. Harold however doesn't trust Terrence or the miraculous change in Sky. Sky tells him that it's not Terrence that is making her positive about things, it's Stingray, and it's amazing. She tells them that she spoke to Stingray. Harold and Lou don't look too convinced or impressed by what Sky is saying.
Lolly unveils her great plan for Ringo to stay in Ramsay street- a tent. Ringo is not too impressed at the prospect of living in a tent, but Lolly thought that it was a good idea, it means that he can still see Rachel and all of his other friends, by which I am assuming she means her. She gets upset however, when she feels that Ringo hates the idea. He tells her that it's not what he was expecting, but far better than what he was expecting on the run. He forces some enthusiasm about the tent to please Lolly, but is a bit worried that they are expecting strong winds.
LOLLY: This tent can stand up to a hurricane.
He lightly taps the top of the tent and it falls down, so perhaps not quite hurricane standard. Lolly thinks that she set it up wrong, and the two set about repairing the fallen down tent.
Sky is continuing to enthuse about her 'meeting' with Stingray to Lou and Harold, who are still sceptical about the whole thing. Lou asks if this 'clairvoyant' had told her things that only Stingray would know, and Sky assures him that he had. Sky is convinced that spirits live on. Lou tries to offer her some support when he mentions to Harold, that it is something that they both agree on, that the should lives on. Harold gets uptight, saying that you don't have to go to a spiritualist to find that out. Lou tells Harold, that if this spiritualist is helping Sky to deal with her grief, then they should support her. Sky agrees and tells them that she is seeing Terrence tomorrow. Sky cheerfully takes Kerry away, and Harold doesn't wait long to have a go at Lou for offering Sky his support.
HAROLD: What are you doing? There is nothing helpful about this conman's tricks.
LOU: She needed reassurance and she got it.
HAROLD: He is conning a grieving girl, he should be locked up.
LOU: Possibly yes, but in the meantime she is feeling better about losing Stingray.
HAROLD(raising his fist): Oh, I could just....
LOU: What? Punch his lights out? Very Christian.
HAROLD: Well, lying to the bereaved, it's despicable, I know I'm a pacifist, but if any one deserves a biff on the hooter....
LOU: Just give her time mate. She'll think it through for herself.
Harold takes a deep breath and sighs, he is hoping that Lou is right.