Declan running out the shop, telling Mickey they have to go.
Paul tells Elle that Rebecca thinks he's Oliver's dad.
Janae telling Ned that Mickey will want his dad to find him.
The viewers learn that Declan is Rebecca's son.
Caleb tells Boyd that the rejection drugs aren't working, and he's been moved up the critical list.
Altogether now… “aaaah.”
Boyd tries to convince Caleb to tell Sky how ill he is, but he refuses – Sky couldn't handle losing someone else close to her. If she thinks that Caleb has left for other reasons, then she won't have to grieve for him. She can be angry at him instead. Boyd warns him that it'll be difficult; Sky doesn't give up easily.
The General Store
Sky is frustrated that Caleb's not answering his phone.
At another table, Janae reassures Ned that Mickey will know his dad is looking for him, and encourages him to write a personal message to Mickey so that he knows how his dad feels. Ned apologises to Janae for snapping at her the other day, and they gaze at each other longingly. Ned tells her that he and Mickey like having her around – a lot. More gazing.
Caleb tells Boyd that Sky still cries over Stingray, still has nightmares about him. He doesn't want her to suffer losing him, too. Caleb knows how close Boyd and Sky are, and he's pleased that Boyd will look after her when he's disappeared. Caleb asks Boyd not to tell Sky about his illness, and to help him out.
Parkland at Lassiters
Ned and Janae post more flyers of Mickey, with Ned's personal note to his son on them. As they walk off, Mickey peers out from behind a hedge.
Wow – these are really short scenes.
Elle and Oliver are cooking, and Elle says that Rebecca wants there to be tension between them. Oliver tells her that everything's fine – there's no point worrying about it until they see the test results. Elle agrees – the tests will come back negative, and then things can go back to how they were. Oliver carries on cooking, and Elle tells him to look at her. She leans against him but he barely reciprocates.
The Napier Home
Rebecca is reading something, and as Declan announces he's going out to study for his maths exam, she quickly hides it. She tells her son that she needs to talk to him, but says it can wait until he's done his study.
Mickey and Declan's den
In the candlelight, Declan arrives to see Mickey and has brought food. Mickey announces that he's going home – he's seen the message from his dad, and he shows it to Dec. Mickey admits he's not a good reader – he missed a lot of school – but he can read a little bit of it and knows his dad wants him home. Declan cruelly tells him that his dad wants him home so that he can turn him over to the police.
MICKEY: He must've thought I was pretty dumb to fall for that.
Declan seems to have a change of heart, and tells Mickey that at the bottom, Ned has written that he loves his son and wants him back home. In fact, Dec will take Mickey home later on tonight, himself. They agree to be buddies.
The General Store
Sky is playing with Kerry at the counter, and Harold is talking to a customer on the phone, promising to order some food in from Italy. Sky gets a phonecall from Caleb, and asks if she'll see him later. He hesitates – he's been thinking about her and him, and he doesn't think it'll work out; it's not what he wants. Sky wants to talk about, if they can see each other. Caleb tells her that she's a great girl, but with too many issues, and for a casual fling, this is too much effort.
He tells her not to call him again. Sky is suitably tearing up.
Cut to a few moments later where Boyd comes into the General Store with its new layout which I only just noticed because I'm a bit slow these days.
He asks Sky what's wrong, and she says that Caleb broke things off with her – how could she read things so wrong? She thought they had a future together. (Quite what she imagined it would be, given that she was only head over heels in love with Stingray a few weeks ago is beyond me, but anyway…) Caleb's not answering any of her calls, so Sky asks Boyd to speak to him, but he says he has to go – he promised to help Steph with something.
Oliver tells Paul that there's some risotto in the fridge for him. He also says that Elle's asleep, and finding this all very difficult to cope with. Paul wants to talk about Oliver and Elle's relationship…he thinks the physical side of it will have to cease. Well – dur! You think?! You don't think that if they for one minute think that they're brother and sister that they would stop sleeping together?! I think that brain tumour's gotten to him.
Oliver tells Daddy Paul that he doesn't have to worry about it. But then – ooh flashback to him kissing Elle. At least it wasn't a musical montage. Doubtless that's being saved for later.
A road at night
Steve seemingly drops Ned off so he can post some more flyers, and Ned refuses a lift home – he will walk and post flyers on the way. Steve insists he go to theirs for dinner, but Ned breaks down crying before thanking his brother for being there.
STEVE: At least you've got the whole love and support thing sorted, eh? Blonde. Five letters. Starts with a J.
NED: Yeah. Janae's a good friend.
STEVE: Friend? She's got yours and Mickey's photo in her wallet, mate! Open your eyes.
Elle is in the kitchen when Paul wanders in, asking how she is. The kitchen looks new, too. All HDing up, I see. Paul tells Elle that the only one to blame is him and his past. Elle wonders what happens if the tests come back positive, and Paul reassures her that he will be there for her if that's the case – they'll get through it.
ELLE: How do I just change my feelings?
PAUL: We will figure it out.
ELLE: I can't just turn them off. I love him.
Paul hugs his daughter.
Sky is still raving about Caleb to Boyd – something must have changed and she didn't see it coming. Even Kerry used to smile at the sound of his voice, and he has no really good reason for breaking up with her. Sky thinks that Boyd was right all along about Caleb – he's not a good bloke, and apologises because she just thought that Boyd was jealous.
SKY: Boyd, I'm so, so sorry, I was so awful to you.
BOYD: Sky, just stop. Please.
BOYD: You were spot on. I *was* jealous of you and Caleb. And you're instincts were right, too. He was a good guy.
BOYD: No, is.
Boyd tells Sky that she doesn't know the full story.
Sky turns up to see Caleb, and he realises that Boyd caved. She says she knows why he did this, to spare her pain, and it makes her want to be with him even more. Caleb sits up in bed, and tells her that he's having experimental treatment – he might not make it. Sky understands, but Caleb doesn't want to put her through this; he wants to do it on his own. He needs his energy to get through this.
CALEB: But I swear, if I get through this, I will be on the first plane home to you and your beautiful girl.
They kiss each other, and she pushes him out of his room and round the set of the new hospital set. He goes to speak to her, but she shushes him and says he can tell her when he gets back.
It's not quite a musical montage, but had it been in slow motion it you can bet it would have been.
The Napier Home
Paul arrives to see Rebecca. He asks if she's sure about this because it's putting a lot of stress on his family. She says she's very sure – at the time he was the only one she slept with. Oh, and it didn't mean anything, by the way. Paul says that his memory might be patchy, but he does remember some people – the important ones who meant something like his dad, his gran, Gail.
He can't remember lots of others who he saw every day, because they meant nothing to him. And yet – Rebecca. When he first saw her, he felt it…she was stored away in his memory, too, so it wasn't just a fling, was it?
REBECCA: No. It was the most romantic weekend of my life.
Oh, right. Weekend = not a fling?? Too funny.
Ned comes in and sees Janae, who tells him that Ringo's still in a coma. One assumes he needed a week off. Ned says that he's plastered the area with flyers, and Janae offers to help put some more up. But Ned firmly refuses – he sends her home, almost dismissively.
He walks off, only to turn back to her.
NED: Okay, this has got to stop.
JANAE: Uh, okay…
NED: I know this is a really bad time. But if I don't say it, I'm going to go insane. You're more than a friend, Janae. And you're amazing. And right now I can't deal with anything other than finding Mickey. But when we find him, I… When we find him, I wanna be with you, Janae. I'm in love with you.
And with that, he takes off.
Declan is walking Mickey home, and Mickey says that he doesn't have many friends there, most of them are older than him. Walking past a house, they see a laptop in the lounge. Declan tells Mickey that the house belongs to a friend of his, Vinnie, who has gone for an interview. And – oh no! – he's left his laptop behind. Mickey thinks that they should help Vinnie by getting the laptop and taking it to him.
DECLAN: I don't have a key, and there's no way I'd fit through that window.
MICKEY: I could get in.
DECLAN: Yeah? You sure?
DECLAN: Vinnie will *love* you for this! You're such a good mate. Come on – better hurry, then.
He tells Mickey to go in, grab the laptop and pass it out again.
Mickey gets inside the house, and an alarm goes off. Declan tries to get him out through the window, but it's shut behind him and locked. He shouts at Mickey to go to the front door, quickly…