Rosie finds the pictures of Marco's wedding.
Toadie decides not to go to the trial so that the court has to adjourn.
Riley telling Miranda Susan must pay for what she's done.
Susan admitting she's scared and then hugging Karl and Zeke.
Neighbours, everybody needs good Neighbours…!
The Parkers are getting in the car and Bridget isn't looking forward to the day ahead. Meanwhile, the Kinski-Kennedy are walking down their path also discussing the day ahead. Susan is worried about Toadie and then notices the Parker's. Miranada and Susan look at one another but there are not smiles.
Toadie is walking around in a t-shirt and boxers and Steph is desperately trying to talk him out of it. Toadie explains that by not turning up then the judge has to adjourn the trial and that's Susan's best chance.
TOADIE: Anyway, you're the one who wanted me to pull the pin in the first place.
STEPH: Not on the day of the trial! No!
Steph reminds him that by doing this he'll be throwing away his career and urges him to have some sense.
Erinsborough High Classroom
Fitzy finishes his masterpiece – a poster with a drawing of Ms Carr, with the writing “Carr Crash”. He notices Jessica outside his classroom and tucks it into his folder. He makes his way over to her, telling her to take off the earrings now, or he'll keep them. However, Ms Carr has different ideas and makes Jessica hand them over to her regardless. When Jessica is gone, Fitzy asks Ms Carr to, in future, not undermine him in front of the students. He excuses himself and goes to hand Ringo a folder of the papers he promised to give him.
Well – it is a pretty large house! Carmella is flicking through his wedding photos getting all sad. Marco comes in and Carmella asks him what he's doing there. Well, it's his house! Carmella hides the photos behind her back and when Marco goes into the kitchen she sneaks them into the box.
Karl wants to know what's taking Toadie so long. Rosie walks in and asks Rebecca if they can talk in her office, whilst reassuring everyone that Toadie is on his way.
In Rosie's office she asks Rebecca if she's heard anything from Toadie as he isn't answering his phone. Rosie opens the door to Valda who's listening in. She asks her in. Valda says, unconvincingly, when asked, that Toadie was fine this morning.
VALDA: Though if I were you I'd get my dancing shoes on just incase the stage turns out to be a little bit empty.
She leaves the office.
ROSIE: What do I do?
REBECCA: Start dancing.
Rosie heads out and tells everyone to head to the courthouse – where Toadie will meet them.
Erinsborough High Corridor
Jessica asks Declan what's going on with him and Bridget. Declan says it's about noting. She also says she felt sorry for Bridget in class the other day as she looked so embarrassed. Declan disagrees, he thought Bridget was tough and cool.
Ms Carr appears from behind Jessica and tells her to pull up her socks and spit out the gum. Jessica walks off and Ms Carr summons Fitzy. She wants to see his roles but when Fitzy opens up his folder he sees the eating disorder information – realising he must have given the other stuff to Ringo. Ms Carr is not impressed as his roles should be on him at all times – but she'll let it go just this once.
The jury have taken their seats and everyone is waiting for the Kinksi-Kennedy's, Rosie and Toadie. Unfortunately, Toadie isn't about but the rest of them arrive slightly late. The judge enquires as to how long Toadie will be but Rosie says she doesn't know. When asked if she will conduct the case alone Rosie looks unsure and then says that she doesn't think that would be in the best interests of her client to do so.
However, all is saved – Toadie has arrived! He apologises to the judge.
ROSIE: Where the hell have you been?
TOADIE: You don't want to know.
ROSIE: He already hates you.
Toadie takes some deep breaths and looks uncomfortable. Rosie asks if he can do this to which he replies that they are about to find out. He takes some more deep breaths.
The person who I don't really know who they are (they one that says “all rise” when the judge walks in) reads out the following: “Susan Kinski, you are charged under section 22 of the Crimes Act with conduct endangering life. And under section 61 of the Road Safety Act with failure to stop at the scene of an accident”.
The judge asks Toadie how his client pleads – but Toadie doesn't respond. It looks as though he might have another panic attack however, he manages to pull himself together, stand up and request an adjournment. The judge hopes that there is a good reason for it.
Erinsborough High Classroom
Declan comes in, chatting to Ringo about Taylah – who downloaded her essay off the internet. Declan asks if Ringo has done his, which he hasn't. Declan reckons that Fitzy will kill Ringo – but Ringo isn't scared of him. Declan thinks he'll change his mind when he's handed in to Ms CarrCrash. Ringo, however, isn't bothered as she hates him too. Declan asks what Fitzy ever did to him – he's not that bad.
RINGO: He's a tool! “Yo kids, what's going down in the ‘hood. My name is Fitzy but you can call me dude”. Idiot.
That impression was very funny As they settle down for class, Ringo opens the folder Fitzy gave him earlier. It's got the Carr Crash drawing in the front of it. Ringo quickly shuts the folder.
Erinsborough High Photocopy Room
Ringo is putting the picture into the photocopier when Jessica comes in (ironically the sign on the door says “No Student Access” yet neither Ringo nor Jessica were very sneaky in how they went in or left the room). Anyway, he makes a copy of it and Jessica comes in thinking it's great. She doesn't think it's Ringo's and after a bit of pressure Ringo tells her it's Fitzy's. Jessica says she always knew they hated one another and takes the photocopy off him asking if he's going to make a wallpaper. Ringo says it's not happening and leaves. Jessica however, knows the original is still in the photocopier. Uh-oh…
We're in his garden. It's not your average garden though – I'm talking big pond, lots of grass and tress. It's quite pretty actually. Carmella comments on the beauty of it and Marco explains that the whole place is a family retreat. Carmella, in their conversation, is subtly adding in marriage here and there for good measure. She asks about his parents and whether they're married and for how long etc etc.
MARCO: Is this a proposal?!
MARCO: All this talk of weddings. Are you proposing to me?
CARMELLA: No! It'd be a bit late though, wouldn't it? Considering you're already married.
Carmella goes on about the fact that Marco said he had feelings for her and all that jazz and then forgets to tell her he's already married. Marco stops her and says there's a detail she's missed out: he's divorced. Cue Carmella's shocked face.
Toadie explains that their barrister had to step down from the case. The judge asks the prosecutor, Cynthia Peters, what she thinks. Predictably she doesn't think the judge should allow an adjournment because the fact their barrister resigned hasn't hampered their preparations as they were the ones who briefed her in the first place. The judge agrees and declines Toadie's request.
He asks Toadie to continue, but Toadie is having a panic attack. Rosie jumps up asking if he's OK and requests a few minutes, which is granted by the judge. Rosie comforts Toadie and Steph runs to his side and then they leave quickly. Susan looks at Karl, very worried.
Karl orders Toadie to sit down. He's still breathing very quickly. Steph kneels down and holds his hands why Susan strokes the back of his head. Everyone else looks on. Toadie apologises to Susan, who tells him not to and to just keep breathings. Steph asks Toadie to speak to the judge, but Toadie says he doesn't want to antagonise him.
VALDA: Antagonise him?! This from the man who wasn't even going to turn up.
TOADIE: I thought that if I didn't show…you'd be granted an adjournment.
SUSAN: You were going to sacrifice your career for this?!
Susan wants to change her plea back to guilty and asks Rosie if she can do that now. Everyone protests.
SUSAN: I wanted to plead guilty in the first place. I'm not going to let you do this to yourself, Toadie!
Toadie tells her not to.
Erinsborough High Corridor
Declan and Ringo walk up the corridor Declan hopes Bridget is doing OK today. Jessica shouts to Ringo who turns to see the walls covered in Fitzy's Carr Crash posters. He immediately tries to tear them all down.
MS CARR: Ringo Brown!
The General Store
Lou serves Mickey a huge chocolate and Smartie ice-cream. It looks gorgeous. However, Ned doesn't think it's such a good idea. Lou realises this too, and that the extra sugar might not help him in court! He offers Mickey a toastie instead. Mickey is disappointed, and Harold serves Ned his coffee. Harold asks how Toadie is doing and Ned says he's not so good which is why they're all here.
Harold then serves the rest of the Parker's who are on the table next to Ned and Mickey. Bridget has a flashback of her and Declan arguing and her telling him to get his hands off her. She tells them that she remembers something.
Erinsborough High Corridor
All the kids have removed the posters and Ms Carr asks who was responsible. No-one replies and so she puts them all on detention. Fitzy approaches and Ms Carr explains that the whole class is on detention until who ever drew the insulting posters owns up and she walks off. Fizty looks at the posters, and then to Ringo.
Marco is chopping wood when Carmella comes up to him. She sits down and apologises for prying into his personal life and they should keep things on a professional level. Marco obviously isn't agreeing with anything Carmella is saying and they have a little bit of a fight about it.
MARCO: You must have searched pretty hard to find that photo. I mean, I thought I'd chucked them all out. You grill me about family, you tear my head up about keeping secrets, and then to come over here and apologise by insulting me. I think it's pretty obvious what's actually happening here.
She asks what is happening, and Marco says she fancies him. She thinks that's a stupid, arrogant, bigheaded thing to say. Marco kisses her and asks if she feels nothing. She obviously feels something for him!
PROSECUTOR: Susan Kinski's actions were negligent and criminal. And as such deserving of censure. By her own admission Ms Kinski's actions caused this accident, leaving a vibrant young woman facing an uncertain future of rehabilitation and handicap. Not content with that, Ms Kinski then left the scene of the accident without any thought for her young victim. [Karl comforts Susan at this point] Her actions in this regard can only be matched by those of her defence team who have resorted to blatant delaying tactics in a pathetic attempt to derail the course of this trial. In conclusion, your honour, I want to highlight four words: by her own admission.
Susan tries to stop herself crying and the prosecutor sits down. The judge calls on the defence to make their opening, but has to practically shout at Toadie to get him to make his statement.
JUDGE: Mr Rebecchi! I warn you not the try the patience of this court again. Are you ready to proceed or are you not?
Toadie turns around to Susan who gives him a little reassuring nod and he tells the Judge he is and stands up. The Parkers and the Kinski-Kennedys both look relieved.