Didge telling her mum she wouldn't be happy at Susan going to jail.
Elle not happy that two men are fighting over her when she didn't ask them to.
Toadie reminding Susan and Karl that if Susan pleads guilty there is no trial, just a judge and a sentence but Susan refusing to change her plea.
Miranda telling Susan to plead not guilty but rebuffing Susan's conclusion that it is all forgiven between them when she spells it out that she will never forgive Susan for what she did.
Karl wants to know what Miranda said and is delighted when Susan tells him that Miranda told her to plead not guilty but his face changes when Susan continues that forgiveness isn't part of it. In his fury, Karl lets slip that Miranda coming over was his idea, which doesn't go down well with Susan and her next statement doesn't go down well with him:
SUSAN: No matter what Miranda says I will be pleading guilty.
The General Store
Elle comes in for her order but I think she wishes she hadn't when Harold has added different things because Lou broke his glasses and refuses to go home for an spare pair because they are busy.
Ollie saunters up to the counter to invite her to join the other No. 22 occupants for brekkie but she is still miffed at Ollie, so picks up her order and leaves the store.
When the camera cuts to the No. 22 residents, you can see why Ollie invited Elle as they all have their heads buried in newspapers or magazines and as much as Rebecca tries to get them to talk she isn't getting much out of the boys. Finally breaking the monotony, Ollie gets Declan to agree to going to see a counsellor.
Frazer is amazed that Rosie can eat brekkie and finish putting on her make up and wonders if her feet can draw up contracts at the same time! He then tries to get Rosie interested in a secret he has but she isn't really too fussed but agrees to play along with his guessing game just as Adam and Pepper enter the kitchen. Giving it up as a bad job, he tells everyone to head outside.
His fellow housemates don't seem as keen as Frazer as they head outside and start making derogatory remarks when they see a taxi sitting outside their house. Pepper then wonders if Frazer is using that as a method of whisking Rosie off on holiday somewhere and Rosie gets extremely excited at the prospect of a trip to Europe. Sadly she is mistaken when Frazer whips off his jacket like a stripper to reveal epaulettes saying ‘Silver Top Taxi Service'.
FRAZER: That's my cab!
Rosie is definitely not jumping for joy but Frazer informs her that the days of sitting at home and sponging off her are over.
FRAZER: Frazer Yeats is game fully employed.
At their questions, Frazer explains he got a licence years ago just in case his horse-racing career went down the pan in a hurry and so they change their tune and congratulate him. Frazer tries buttering Rosie up by telling her he'll drive her to work every day with the meter off!
FRAZER: (opening the passenger door for Rosie) Will you do me the honour of being my first customer?
And an excited Rosie gets into the cab.
Didge is all dressed ready for school and looks like she is home alone. She ditches the walking aid and starts to take a few steps without it but collapses as she tries to get up the steps.
Zeke exchanges pleasantries with Harold and spots the different glasses Harold has on and they look remarkably like the ones Brett used to wear but these ones are all black and most definitely do not suit him! They start chatting and talk gets round to Susan and Harold asks that Zeke passes on his best for him, which he agrees to do.
Karl and Susan are having a domestic when Zeke arrives home, firstly over apples, then about him talking to Miranda and about “this penance you have to pay”.
KARL: When are you going to think how this affects all of us?
SUSAN: I've thought of nothing else. I'm worried sick about how you'll cope without me.
ZEKE: (arriving home) But it doesn't matter enough. That's what you were really saying. You feeling guilty is more important than being here for us.
Susan tries to get this conversation postponed until later but Karl wants the kids to have their piece too and as if on cue, Rachel appears wanting to know what is going on. Susan continues by saying it is complicated and Zeke literally jumps down the throat shouting out
ZEKE: Its not. You'll go to jail and we'll just have to suck it up and get by without you.
Susan tries to say that she is sorry but Zeke replies back “and what good does that do us” before storming out of the house. She tries to follow him but Rachel stops her, saying that she'll have to get used to looking after him again if Susan is jailed.
Rachel shouts on Zeke to stop so she can tell him that Susan isn't doing it to hurt them
ZEKE: First mum, then dad. How many people do we have to loose? And they didn't have a choice but Susan does. She can fight and stay but she won't.
Rachel can't or doesn't know what to say and Zeke tells her that they have things to do and she questions him if he wants to do it without Karl and Susan but whatever it is, he is insistent.
Steve comes off the phone from talking to Miranda (who is freezing in Ballarat) to take the Mickey out of Riley who has had his long hair cut off and sort of looks human now with styled hair before asking if he's apologised to Ollie yet. Riley is refusing to apologise but Steve stops the interrogation to see why Didge isn't ready to go to school (she's changed back out of her school uniform into he PJs) given the doc gave her the all-clear to return. She replies that she isn't ready but Steve doesn't push it, instead promising to look in on her at lunchtime even thought she is insistent that a babysitter is not required.
The men leave and Rachel comes in to see if Didge is ready for school and instead listens to the excuses for why she isn't going. Rachel tries to say that nobody, especially Declan, will say anything about her having to use a walking frame but realises when she is fighting a losing battle and says her goodbyes.
Realising Didge isn't coming to school, Rachel tells Zeke that she thinks it is because of Declan and Zeke is about to let rip with a few choice words to describe him when he appears ready to go to school. Again, realising that did isn't present, Rach says tells him that she isn't coming due to a doctors appointment. Zeke is in one of those ‘honest' moods today and bluntly tells Declan that he is the reason she isn't coming and tells him to back off. Declan asks for confirmation that she said something about him but instead of answering the question, asks that he gives her time. Realising he isn't going to get anything from Rachel, he goes to see Declan instead and when he leaves, she tells Zeke the real reason is because she is ashamed before running after Declan.
No. 26 front door
Didge makes her way to answer the door but from the inside she can hear Rachel telling Declan to leave the chat for another day because she wants to be left alone. Declan explains why he wants to see her – so he can tell Didge exactly how he feels without stuffing it up. Just as she is about to open the door, Rachel asks that he gives her time and space to recover from the accident and the two of them move away from the front door.
K-mart Plaza, East Burwood
Toadie tells Susan that her committal date has been brought forward to this week as they leave a random building building. Susan asks if he has enough time to prepare, which he does but not before adding that she can change her mind. She confirms that she hasn't and is ready for whatever is thrown her way. Toadie prods her by asking if she is ready for jail and that it destroys people…good people – and that is her. He asks that she gives him the chance to fight it but Susan rejects this and asks that he doesn't ask again before they part ways.
An upset Susan gets into a cab… Frazer's cab, surprised to see her neighbour is a cabby. They exchange pleasantries before Frazer takes his first paying passenger to her destination.
The General Store
Riley enters the store and tries to pay for the coffee Ollie has just received as a way of saying sorry but he refuses the offer. The two push the money back and forth the counter until finally Lou takes it!
They move away from the counter and the only thing missing from the next scene is the western set and pistols at dawn! Talk about a tense stand off and they both agree that Elle is special and should be treated right by whoever gets her before Ollie leaves the store.
The Kinski kids debate whether to bunk school or not given the pressures at home but decide that it's too important to miss and everything else can wait for a bit. Declan spots them as they leave and agrees not to dob them in but before parting, he asks Rachel if Didge blames him for the accident (she doesn't) and she is oblivious to any argument they had, so can't help him. He asks if she can get Didge to call him and Rachel replies that she will try before they finally leave.
Rebecchi/Cammeniti Law Firm
Karl is stunned (but frustrated) at finding out Susan's case has been brought forward and that Susan isn't changing her plea. He jokes that he'll have inscribed on her tombstone ‘beautiful but stubborn'. The two men are in agreement that what Susan is doing is crazy and hope that a miracle can happen in the next week.
Their chat is interrupted when Karl gets a call on his mobile from Pepper to tell him that the kids have bunked off school and he is not happy! Toadie asks if there is anything he can do before Karl leaves.
KARL: Wayward children, stubborn wife. Toadie, you are a good lawyer, you're not a miracle worker!
TOADIE: I'm working on it!
The Kinski kids set sale some paper boats with a tealight candle in them.
RACHEL: Happy birthday mum.
ZEKE: We miss you.
Both have their own thoughts as they watch the boats move in the water.
Frazer arrives in Ramsay Street and hands Susan a box of tissues when he sees her tears and cheers her up by not charging her either since he forgot to put the meter on. He offers to drive her around if she isn't ready to go home but Karl calls to presumably tell her about the kids and she hands him money to cover the fare but Frazer tells her it is on the house as long as she doesn't blab about him forgetting to put the meter on.
Karl leaves a friendly voicemail message on one of the kids' phones and just as they are beginning to question why the kids have done what they did, they arrive home. As much as they are relived to see them, they want to know where they were. Zeke solemnly replies that they had something important to do, which doesn't go down very well with Karl. Susan asks what was so important but the kids don't say because they have enough to worry about.
KARL: Taking it upon yourselves to leave school is not helping!
ZEKE: (after a slight pause) It's our mothers birthday.
Susan and Karl look aghast before Rachel adds that they knew they were busy for the memorial this year but it was still important to them hence doing what they did. Susan replies that she wishes they'd said something, adding that they both know she and Karl are here for them.
ZEKE: That's not always true.
Susan reassures the kids that they are important, which they accept before adding that she doesn't need to explain.
SUSAN: No, but I have to apologise. I'm sorry, I really am.
RACHEL: We should have talked to you.
ZEKE: But we were doing the right thing.
SUSAN: I know, I know. You were being the sweet, thoughtful kids that I love and believe me the thought of being separated from you is too much to bare but I have done a terrible thing and I couldn't live with myself if I walked away from that responsibility.
RACHEL: (tearfully) But we need you Susan.
ZEKE: We had to say goodbye to mum, then dad now you're leaving?
SUSAN: (tearfully) I love you two more than anything and I would do anything for you, you know that.
ZEKE: Then do this. Change your plea.