Sky being arrested for the murder of Terrence Chesterton.
Oliver and Carmella confronting Ned over what he did at the Valentine's Day camp.
Sky being threatened by an inmate in prison.
Paul finding that Fox has trashed number 22; Fox rushing out as he hears Elle coming home.
House of E
PIE, PEG, and now just sad old E. Paul hears his daughter opening the door and hops his way out the house through the kitchen. Elle sees the house trashed, picks up a picture of her and her dad and runs out, panicking.
Cell Block H
Sky is writing a letter to Dylan, sitting all alone on her prison bed. The camera pans out, and she is sitting in the very darkest corner, scared and frightened.
House of E
Ned is thanking the police as they leave, and he offers to help Elle tidy the house; she asks him to stay a few nights, so she doesn't have to be in the house alone. He's happy to help, and Carmella and Oliver are also helping tidy up. Carmella wants Elle to stay with them tonight, and they try to assure her it was a random trashing. She declines their offer – Neddles is going to stay. Oliver is unreasonably annoyed at that, citing Ned as a liar, even though Elle declares that she trusts him. Carmella drags Oliver off home.
Ned wants to check with Elle that she means they'll be sleeping in different rooms.
Seriously, Ned, why on *earth* would you believe that you're all that? And even though her house has just been trashed, Ned insists on stirring that Oliver seems to be all protective of Elle, which winds her up.
That guy is *so* annoying and stupid at the same time. He smiles as Elle runs up the stairs, which annoys me even more.
The Scarlet Bar
To make things worse, Ned's also in The Scarlet Bar with Janae. He tells her she'll win her fight today because today is a day of possibilities. Apparently. Ned tells Janae that the security guard he beat up isn't going to sue him after all – apparently being in a coma is the best thing that happened to him. So Ned paid him off. Anonymously, of course. Janae wonders where he got the money to do that, and Ned mentions one of Paul's many sealed accounts. And oh – it's not stealing, it's redistribution.
Let me get this right: he beats up another man so badly that he puts him in a coma. He bribes him to go away and keep quiet, and the money for the bribe was a recent theft from the account of a dying man.
Does this guy ever get any less attractive???? He makes me sick.
We're only four minutes in, and already I'm irritable and annoyed. I need something super-lovely to watch.
Okay, any scene would probably outplay the one before, but this scenes tops them all. I'm wubbing up just at the sight of the Kennedy House.
Karl is putting Susan's breakfast on the table. She comes out their bedroom, ready for the day, and surprised that Karl has gone to so much trouble. The Kennedys say good morning to each other and hug and kiss in that 1996 way that they used to when the night before had been particularly spectacular.
SUSAN: Oooh! More kisses! I can get used to that.
Karl tells her to sit down, puts a napkin on her lap, and serves her free range scrambled egg, flour bread with cashew butter organic baked beans with his special sauce. Susan is delighted and kisses him again. I'm *so* pleased he's making it up to her. We haven't seen enough of HappyKennediness recently. (I know that's not a word.)
Karl asks his wife if she's worried about today at school, seeing Tom and everything. Rubbing his arm, she admits she is, a little. She thinks that most of what's happened is her fault, but Karl doesn't agree. Susan rationalises it: they're both adults, and they can put it behind them and move on! He just needs time and he'll be fine! Really! Karl doesn't look quite so convinced…
The Scarlet Bar where we find a Family Scene
So. Tom at last meets his long lost niece whom he hasn't seen for six weeks. At least they crammed one scene in this time. He sits with Charlie on his lap, whilst Toadie and Steph chat at the bar about Sky. Toadie's off to see her in prison, and he doesn't like the scary women there! Toadie goes to kiss Steph goodbye, but she backs off – Tom is there and she's worried about him because he's had his heart broken by Susan.
Hang on a minute there! He came back expecting a relationship, she turned him down and said she was with Karl. He tried to kiss her, she pulled away and told him no. She went away and came back and he decided that she had obviously completely changed her mind – for no reason – and she told him no again. He's broken hearted, sure, but Susan hardly led him on!
Steph approaches Tom and tells him that Charlie obviously loves his great uncle. Tom reassures Steph that he won't fall apart now Susan's made her decision; he's fine, and life goes on.
Cell Block H
Toadie and Harry chat to Sky, who's holding Kerry. Toadie tells her that he can put in an application for her to have Kerry in the mother's wing with her, if she likes. Sky is thrilled, and Toadie tells her it'll take a week or two to process. Toadie says he'll get onto it.
Harold asks her how she's coping, and she says she's getting there. Sky looks up to see some ScaryInmates™ in the corner, and says the girls are, erm, nice here. They're friendly enough.
Friendly as The Freak, if you ask me…
It's break time, and Susan is reprimanding two kids who have graffitied the wall and are now scrubbing it off. Tom approaches, and Susan tells the kids to come back after school and finish it. She blocks the graffiti from Tom's view, and congratulates him on getting the money from the PTA for the library. He's not interested. He reminds her about the Year 11 co-ordinators meeting after lunch, and she says she knows.
He goes on to question her:
TOM: Weren't you rostered for yard duty today?
SUSAN: Yes. Yes, I got Alison to cover for me, I had a couple of things to take care of.
TOM: Those rosters are carefully planned out. It's not fair if the same group of teachers consistently pull the boring duties.
SUSAN: (quietly) It'll be alright, Tom, it just needs time for the dust to settle…
TOM: I really don't want to discuss this further; I think we've said all that needs to be said.
Susan nods, reluctantly.
TOM: I'd like you to relieve Alison in the yard, please.
SUSAN: (whispering) Tom…
TOM: *Please*, Susan.
Looking down she walks off and the word ‘priest' is graffitied behind her on the wall. The rest of the sentence has been mostly scrubbed away. Tom is visibly upset and, standing behind him, Susan says she'll have it cleaned off by the end of the day. She leaves.
Oh. Ned again. But hurrah – Janelle!
Ned is holding a box of CDs, and Janae and her mother appear. Janae snatches them from him, telling Ned that they're hers. He tells her they were sitting on the letter box, and he was trying to work out who they belonged to. Janae realises that Boyd couldn't look her in the eye to return them, which frustrates her, and Janelle stirs it even more by saying that Boyd has been following Charlotte Stone around like a lost puppy…
JANELLE: I swear, I nearly lost my lunch the other day, it was so sickening.
Ned reminds Janae that she has a sparring match today, and she shouldn't get emotional and angry before a match, or she'll end up taking a swing at anything and will end up hurt. Janae strops off. Janelle was going to ask Ned to detail the car, but instead requests that he keep an eye on Janae.
The Scarlet Bar
Toadie and Steph are chatting again, and Toadie reports back on Sky. Steph thinks that having Kerry with her will help. Carmella comes from out the back, having stocked up the bar with fruit and veg. She runs into Paul on her way out who asks how his daughter is after it's been trashed. Carmella says that Elle's fine, and Paul attempts to ask for her to pass on a message on to Elle, but Carmella dismisses him.
Carmella walks out past Karl and Susie.
SUSAN: Five more minutes, it would have been gone – he never would have seen it.
KARL: I know it's difficult, but as Principal he should know this stuff's going on.
SUSAN: He won't even talk to me; he'll barely look me in the eye.
KARL: None of which is your fault, by the way.
SUSAN: Karl, I know you don't wanna hear this, but I care about him. And no matter what anybody says I feel responsible for what's happened.
Steph comes up and serves their food; Susan immediately says that they weren't gossiping about Tom. Steph understands. She's wrapped that Karl and Susan are back together, but she just feels a bit sorry for Tom, that's all. She tells them to enjoy their meal and goes back to the bar.
In a rather big gesture that looks somewhat staged, Karl takes Susan's hand in his, and Tom comes in. The Kennedys immediately let go. Tom goes to the bar, and Susan goes to follow him, but Karl holds her hand to stop her – it'll make things worse.
Cell Block H
Sky is lying on her bed, and a girl with a trolley of books comes round. Wow, it's just like The Shawshank Redemption. Maybe there'll be a rock hammer carved out inside one of the books. Sky declines a book, but the girl throws one at her anyway, as it'll stop her thinking.
Sky asks the girl how she can get her daughter's hat back, but she advises Sky not to mess with Crystal. Sky tells her that her lawyer is trying to get baby Kerry into the prison with her. The girl admits that she has a child, too – and no way in the world would she ever want him in here with her: this is the last place on earth she'd bring him.
That gives Sky something to think about…
Tom is shouting at some students in the background, whilst the camera focuses on a kid's drawing of Tom on his knees, begging Susan to love him. How did that get out!?
There are hundreds of copies of this drawing on paper all over the walls and classroom. Susan is trying to gather them up, and she hears Tom yelling inside the classroom.
SUSAN: Next week it'll be something else.
TOM: It's not acceptable behaviour no matter who it's aimed at.
SUSAN: If you rise to the bait, Tom, they'll just keep goading you.
TOM: Aren't you supposed to be in a level co-ordinators' meeting?
SUSAN: I'm just on my way there.
TOM: (pulling rank and raising his voice) I specifically reminded you about this morning.
SUSAN: Yes, yes you did. I'm just going now.
Susan starts to walk off, and picks up another of the drawings on the way, which infuriates Tom.
TOM: I told you to go!
SUSAN: Tom, I'm just trying to help!
Angry and humiliated, he snatches the paper straight from her hands with the students watching on. He yells at her.
TOM: I DON'T WANT TO HEAR YOUR EXCUSES, SUSAN, JUST GO!!!!!
He throws the papers on the ground in fury. Shaken, Susan walks off, and Tom looks like he's about to call after her – but he doesn't.
The Community Hall
Ned is training Janae, but she's not listening to his instructions and keeps dropping her guard. She gets cross with him and tells him to leave. Ned tells her that her anger at Boyd will cost her the fight. She tells him that she's angry at him, not Boyd – the moron security guard might have forgiven him, but she won't!
He tells her again – don't go into the ring whilst she's angry. Janae walks off and starts training with a punch bag instead.
Oh go on, Janae – just use Ned for that.
Cell Block H
Janelle, Harry and Toadie are back to see Sky, and Janelle is holding baby Kerry/. Toadie tells her he just needs her signature on the application to have Kerry in with her, but Sky says that she's changed her mind. Janelle asks Toadie if he can leave them in private, which he does.
Janelle tells Sky to take her daughter, but Sky refuses. If she cuddles her, she won't be able to let her go, and she's not bringing Kerry into this place – she can't believe that she even considered it.
Janelle reminds Sky that she's not alone – they're all thinking about her, and Scott's with her, always. Harry tells her to think about it, but Sky's adamant. She tells Janelle to take her daughter away, and never bring her back.
House of E
Elle opens the door to Oliver, who's impressed with the cleaning of the place. He's brought her a present – the photo of her and her dad re-framed. Oliver asks where Ned is, and Elle says she doesn't know – he's probably at the Timmins'.
Oliver suggests that she move into Lassiters instead. Elle insists that although Oliver doesn't like Ned, she and he understand each other. Oliver is unreasonably annoyed, and strops off out the house.
Karl opens the door to Tom, who asks to see Susan in private. Karl goes off into the front garden – presumably because he'd have gotten in the way of the cameras if he'd tried to go out the back.
SUSAN: Would you like a drink?
TOM: I don't'want to take up too much of your time.
SUSAN: Well, er, sit down at least.
TOM: (still standing) Like I said, this won't take too long.
SUSAN: Tom! This is ridiculous. Before anything we were friends. Now we work together – we have to find a way to get past this awkwardness.
TOM: We won't be working with each other anymore, that's what I came to tell you.
TOM: I'm leaving. I came to this job with such high expectations for…well, everything. And I've pretty much screwed up all over.
SUSAN: No, no you haven't.
TOM: Come on, Susan! I've lost my temper with the kids, with staff…I walked out of a detention class for pete's sake! Look, I'm a good teacher…
SUSAN: …you are, yes, you are…
TOM: …at least I used to be – I just need to get my head straight.
SUSAN: Well surely you don't have to leave to do that?
TOM: Working with you every day?
Susan half smiles, but doesn't really know what to say.
TOM: I've already handed in my resignation. I'm on a standby flight to the UK.
TOM: I'm going to spend some time with family in Ireland, see a bit more of the world………forget about you.
Susan looks genuinely shocked. She lowers her gaze to the ground.
SUSAN: Haven't left me very much to say, have you?
TOM: (trying to smile) Just goodbye. And good luck, I hope.
He turns to leave but her words stop him.
SUSAN: Tom… I was never that perfect woman you made me out to be, you know.
TOM: I guess that just depends on your definition of perfect.
Susan suddenly realises how much he loves her, and I realise how much I love Sarah Mayberry's writing.
TOM: Goodbye, Susan.
SUSAN: …look after yourself…
Tom walks away, and Susan has to stop herself from preventing him leaving. She stands alone in the house, looking sad and surprised and guilty.
The Community Hall
Janae is fighting in her sparring match, and Ned and Janelle are watching on, Ned in a concerned manner.
The bell rings, and Janae takes a break. Janelle compliments her daughter on her fighting, but Ned continues to remind her that she's got a lazy left guard, and her opponent will take advantage of it, soon. Janelle defends her daughter again, and Janae tells Ned that he's an idiot and he should go home.
The girls spar again – and Janae gets whacked something bad. She collapses to the floor, gets up momentarily, then collapses again. Janelle runs to her.
Cell Block H
Sky returns to her cell to find someone there. It's Mary! Her new cellmate…!