Bree suggesting to Lolly that she'd prefer to be back at home with her siblings.
Boyd concerned that Sky sees Caleb as a replacement for Stingray.
Karl pushing Susan out of the way as Ringo crashes the Fruit Ute.
Prue telling Frazer the story of how his younger brother died.
The Garden of Mrs Brown
Prue says that she knows Frazer was too young to save his brother – but at the same time, Paul drowned in front of her and he did nothing. In his chair, Frazer is visibly shaken.
PRUE: It wasn't your fault. I never punished you for it. Not consciously. But for years afterwards, I found myself looking at you and all I could see was you staring into the water at your baby brother. Not moving. If you'd've called for me, yelled, done something…
Rosie moves to Frazer's side to hold him. Prue cries at the garden table.
PRUE: Of course you couldn't. You were too little. But still… I'm sorry, George.
Prue walks off, and Frazer stares after her in shock, Rosie's arms still around him.
The General Store
Bree and Lolly sit at a table when Zeke comes in. Lolly tells Zeke that he's coming over for a barbecue at lunch, and Zeke praises Lou for being a dad who can cook anything on a barbie! Bree tells Zeke to go outside – she needs to talk to Lolly about girl stuff.
Bree says that Zeke knows something's up – Lolly has to tell him the truth.
Caleb comes in and asks Bree if Janelle likes jewellery. She says yes, and wants to know why, but Caleb moves on to table two, where Sky and Boyd are looking at art stuff for Scott's mural. Caleb presents Sky with a silver heart locket, with ‘Scott' engraved on the front. Sky says she can't accept it, but Caleb reminds her that Stingray gave him a heart, and he wanted to do something nice for her. Boyd immediately plays the knight in shining armour, and defends Sky and Janelle – they can't accept these because it's freaking them out!
Caleb wants to give the present to Janelle, so that they can start talking. Sky eventually concedes and accepts the gift; Boyd has already walked out.
Lou is preparing the BBQ with Harry, Zeke, Lolly and Bree. Kerry also sits at the table, being held by Bree – who asks Lolly how her time was with her family. She says it was good – maybe she could spend more time with them, perhaps? Lou doesn't think it's a good idea in the middle of a school year. Harry asks Louise if she misses her siblings, and she says she does. Lou suggests arranging some more visits to them, and Lolly agrees it's a good idea, although it's clearly not the answer she wanted.
Harry picks up on the signals, though, and looks at Bree, who looks back at him.
The Garden of Mrs Brown
Rosie has walked after Prue, and finds her sitting alone. Rosie sympathises over the loss of her child, and suggests that it's something you never get over. Prue tells her that there's one thing a mother should always do, and that's forgive her children everything. And in this case, she didn't. Prue says it's why she left, changed his name and locked him out of her heart – she never showed him love, so she just pretended that nothing ever happened.
Rosie says she can understand. But now one of her two sons has come back to her, and now's her chance to start reconnecting with him.
Cut to Frazer sitting alone in his wheelchair. Prue and Rosie walk up behind him. Frazer remembers that where he is sitting is where the pool was – he always pictured it at his uncle's house. He turns round and throws his arms around his mother, saying how sorry he is.
Prue begs for his forgiveness – she loves him so very much.
Rosie watches them both.
Janelle answers the door to Boyd who wants to talk to her about Sky and Caleb. Janelle is concerned that Caleb's getting too close to Sky, and she's unsure about why his family and friends just abandoned him after the tragedy. Boyd tells her about the lockets, and Janelle says that Sky and Caleb should come over this afternoon – Caleb obviously isn't going to give up until she talks to him. She thinks it's time she got involved.
Boyd agrees, and says he'll check out the story about his friends and family.
Rachel is here to visit Ringo, but is telling Karl and Susan that Katya is so happy with Paul McClain. Paul and Katya just don't work for me. I think of Kat, and I think of a girl in her late twenties. I think of Paul, and I think of a boy who's 15 years old, being fostered by Madge and Harold. It's rather sick. I mean, I'm sure he's older now, and all. But Paul was so young when we knew him…
Susan is limping slightly from the car accident the day before, and she encourages Rachel to go in to see Ringo.
In the hospital room, Ringo thinks Rachel's about to break up with him, but she says she's not. He denies having feelings for Carmella – he loves Rachel. But he admits that he did love the way Carmella treated him; she treated him as if his opinions mattered, unlike Rachel who makes him feel like an idiot.
Rachel is all confused.
Outside in the corridor, Susan is rubbing her ankle. Karl is on the phone to Tom Kennedy, whose dementia is getting worse. He doesn't remember Karl's visits, he doesn't remember he doesn't have the farm anymore – so Susan says that she, Karl and the kids will all go and visit him next time to cheer him up.
Back in the hospital room, Rachel is telling Ringo a story. When her mum died and Katya took off, someone had to look after Zeke and her dad, to organise things to get them done. And it had to be her. She had to pretend she always knew best because it was the only way to get things done; she knows that Ringo hates it, as does Zeke. She wishes she could change, but she needs help to do that, and preferably from someone she loves.
Ringo says he's in. They kiss.
The barbecue is still being prepared, and Lolly's brother Braden calls. Honestly. The story of Sandy having kids was ludicrous at best. But let's say the 1% which was plausible, did actually happen. And let's say she started a round of IVF immediately after taking custody of Lolly. And let's say she got pregnant first time around. Even if all that were true, at the absolute best, her brother – assuming he's the older of the two siblings – would be 3-4 years old.
And we're supposed to believe he'd call like that, with that kind of response from Louise, who then goes to have a private conversation in her bedroom? A conversation that probably doesn't break the boundaries of “you went to the zoo today? How exciting Braden! What animals did you see?”
Zeke is upset that Lolly wants to be with her family; he understands the importance of family, but he'll miss her so much – she's all he ever thinks about.
Janelle opens the box with the locket in, from Caleb. Distantly, she says it's very nice. She offers Caleb a seat, but before he sits, she asks if she can…
She reaches out her hand and places it on Caleb's chest, feeling his heart beat. Her face crumples and she breaks down.
Very reminiscent of the scene where she reached out and touched Anne, her daughter's, face. Another brilliantly emotional performance by Nell Feeney.
Lou sits at the table in the kitchen looking thoughtful. Lolly comes in to tell him that the steak is cooking. Lou has a present for her – he's booked them a trip to Russia, so that she can finally meet his Mishka. Mishka! Gone but not forgotten!
Lolly can't believe it – this trip is next week! Lou tells her that he wants to – he wants them to share a memory that they'll treasure forever. So he'll pick her up from John's at 6am on the Saturday… Woah! Back up there! From John's? Lou tells his daughter that he's driving her home this afternoon – she needs to be with her family. He's know that all along, but hasn't wanted to face it. They hug tightly. Lou tells her to come and visit for as long and as often as she wants to. Zeke comes in with a stack of plates, and Lou kisses Lolly on the head before leaving the kitchen.
Louise tells Zeke that she's leaving Erinsborough – but she wants to give him something first. She kisses him and they hug.
Boyd is confronting some of Caleb's mates: why did they walk away from him when he needed them? One of them, Jamie, challenges Boyd…he doesn't know what he's talking about. That's apparently not the story at all…
Frazer and Rosie come to visit Ringo – and they've brought Prue with them. Ringo is pleased to see her and gives her a hug. Frazer tells his brother that they have some talking to do as a family.
There's a knock at the door and it's Boyd, come to tell Janelle what he found out about Caleb's friends. Sky and Caleb sit on the sofa, chatting – Sky tells Caleb that Boyd is just overprotective, and she and Janelle can make up their own minds.
Boyd comes in with the news and confronts Caleb – his friends didn't desert him at all. Caleb says that's true. He killed his best mate and he couldn't look his family or friends in the eye. Sky and Janelle are his family and his life, now. What, after a few guest appearances?! Janelle looks concerned, and Sky suggests that he could have his old friends as well as new ones.
Janelle tells Caleb that his friends are his real life, and he needs to get it back. Otherwise her son died for nothing. She returns the locket, but tells him that she doesn't want to see him again. Caleb asks Sky: does she feel the same way, too? She doesn't, and he agrees to talk to Jamie and see his family. He'd also like yo finish his contribution to Stingray's mural.
Karl is rubbing some cream onto Susan's hurt ankle. Bless him. It's a real sign of love, I think, being prepared to touch someone else's feet. I couldn't do it.
Susan asks Karl what's going on with Tom K. Karl says that Tom thinks he's deserted him, so Susan suggests that they have Tom visit them at their home. Karl loves the idea, and kisses his wife. His wife. Aw.
Zeke strops in and sulkily collapses on the sofa. Susan asks what's wrong, and he tells her that Lolly's leaving Erinsborough this afternoon.
Number 30 AKA The Tardis
Frazer, Rosie, Prue and Ringo are seated in the lounge, and Ringo asks how old his brother Paul would have been. Prue tells him he'd have been twenty two years old. Ringo thinks it explains his fear of water, why his dad wouldn't let him swim…and wonders if this is what's stopping Frazer from walking. Frazer says he doesn't know.
Rachel comes in and asks Ringo how he is.
Prue tells her youngest son that if he wants to go and stay with her and his dad for a few days he'd be very welcome, as it would be nice to get to know each other better. She extends the invite to Rachel, but Frazer reminds him that it would be separate rooms…! The girls go off to do the washing up.
Frazer tells Rosie that this changes nothing – he still can't walk, and it's time they accepted it.
Ramsay Street from High High Up
Nice shot of the street from up above. Lolly is saying her goodbyes to Harold, Sky, Susan, Karl…and asks Lou if Zeke can come with them in the car. Lou seems a bit reluctant to share these last moments with anyone but his daughter, but he eventually concedes. Lolly says goodbye to Bree.
Rachel tells Ringo that she won't go with him to his mother's – he needs to spend some time alone with her. Lolly comes over and says goodbye to Rachel and Ringo, then Rosie. She gets in the car, telling everyone that she'll see them soon.
As the car drives away and Lolly waves at them all, the residents wander down the street after the car, and Susan turns to Karl and suggests having Lou over for dinner one day the following week.
With the camera high above the street, and the acoustic guitar in the background, Susan tells Harold she still has his salad bowl and asks if he wants to collect it now.
Sky, Bree, Rachel and Ringo chat together at the end of the street. Rosie, Frazer and Prue stand together outside number 30.
Such a brilliant scene……just a story about a girl leaving a street and its many relationships and friendships behind. Nothing dramatic, nothing clever, nothing over the top. Just friends and life and salad bowls. Just perfect.
Sky returns to the house and Caleb is sitting at the table, telling Sky that he does need to get back to his real life friends! He shows her the art he's done for Scott's mural, before telling Sky he's going to miss her. They hug, and Sky says she can feel it – his heart. It's beating.
In a moment of ‘I might as well take the chance,' Caleb grabs Sky and kisses her hard. Boyd walks out from the bedroom area, half naked, and sees them.
Why on earth was Boyd half naked in Sky's home??