Ringo wondering what will happen when he tells Rachel about his eating disorder.
Taylah taking a picture of Jessica kissing Ringo.
Elle telling Farmer Gary that she's called the RSPCA to his horses.
Riley and Elle being sprung on Farmer Gary's farm in the middle of the night.
Farmer Gary chases Riley and Elle in his car as they run across a field and over a stile. They hide in a bush.
Prue tells Frazer that she's proud of Ringo and the way he talked about his eating disorder today. They agree to offer all the support they can. Prue laments about how usually when kids run crying to you, you can fix it with a plaster or a kiss. But when you can't help any more than that it breaks your heart as a parent.
Ringo comes in and tells them he's off to see Rachel to tell her the truth.
Elle and Riley are still hiding in a bush. Riley thinks that if they stay low, they can probably make it back to the van, but Elle refuses to leave in case Farmer Gary tries to move the horses before the RSPCA arrive. Riley reminds her that farmers have guns, and they're trespassing on his property if they go back.
But – aha! Elle has a plan.
Ringo turns up to see Rach and apologises for being so late, telling her that he needs to explain something. She reiterates that it's over, and Ringo blurts out:
RINGO: I have an eating disorder.
RACH: You what?
RINGO: I wasn't keeping things from you because I don't love you, or because I don't trust you enough. It's because of that.
He explains what he's been doing, and says he didn't tell her because he's messed up over the whole thing, and didn't want her to see him like this. She tells him to come and sit down.
Cut to seconds later where he tells her how he hid what he was doing from his family and friends. Rachel wants to know why this started, and he admits that when he looks in the mirror he doesn't like what he sees, so he tried to change that.
Rachel is devastated that she didn't notice, and she says she's sorry. Ringo tells her it's not her fault – it's out in the open, now, and he's seeing a counsellor. He wants things to go back to how they were, but Rachel thinks it's probably best that they remain just friends, although she still loves him...
Libby storms out her room completely ignorant of what's being said, and asks the kids if they know how late it is, even though it's not a school night. Ringo quickly makes his exit, and Libby wonders if she perhaps interrupted something. Well – der!
Libby asks Rachel if she's okay, but Rach doesn't want to talk about it and runs to bed, crying.
Next door, Prue and Frazer realise that Ringo's been gone 15 minutes, and wonder if that's good or bad. They don't have to wonder for long – he returns home, upset and angry at their ‘good' idea and tells them that Rachel doesn't want to get back together again. He demands to be left alone.
Elle and Riley are sitting on top of the van, which is parked outside the farm gate, blocking the path of anyone trying to leave. Elle announces that her bum is cold. So is Riley's.
Farmer Gary drives up and gets out of his truck, demanding they move the van, and Elle knows that he has his horses in the back of the truck, and refuses to move. After all, they're not on his land. He threatens to call the police, which Riley thinks is a good idea and calls them himself.
Fitzy has come round at Prue's request. Frazer, Rosie and Prue tell Fitzy how upset Ringo was, and Prue just wants to be with her son and give him a hug. Rosie decides to leave his to Frazer and his mum, and goes to bed.
Fitzy tells them there's no easy fix; Ringo needs advice and guidance. Prue freaks out that it's her fault for protecting him too much, insulating him, and declares that she can't lose another child. They have to break the cycle with Ringo.
The General Store
Ringo comes in from a run and grabs a drink, bumping into Jessica. He tells her he and Rach broke up, and she sympathises gleefully. Ringo sits himself down with Fitzy, and thanks him for talking his mum off the roof last night. Fitz understands that Ringo feels a bit suffocated by his mum sometimes, but reminds him that she loves him.
Elle and Riley return home, cold and tired. They've been at the police station, too, as well as talking to the RSPCA, which Riley has made some journalist notes on! Riley gives a delighted Elle a warm hug as they rejoice in their saving the planet.
Hmmm. Methinks it won't end as simply as that...
The General Store
Carmella gets her laptop out to show Marco the website she'd designed for their business. She talks about the features of the site, but Marco reprimands her for spelling broccoli incorrectly. Doesn't she use spell check like normal people? He also retorts that a site has to be created by a professional which Carmella isn't. He insults her ability, and says he doesn't want another disaster like Retail Dreams; he wants this set up properly.
MARCO: It's nothing personal; just business.
Hey, where's her baby bump??
Rachel gets up, and joins Libby at the table. She tells Lib that Ringo wanted to get back together last night, and that he has a problem which she doesn't know how to deal with. If Susan gets worse, how can she be there for Ringo, too?
Libby provides some sound advice: if she loves him, then she shouldn't compromise it just for Susan. She should support Ringo.
Carmella is on the phone, negotiating. Rosie lies on the couch with a book, listening in suspiciously. She wants to know what her sister's up to, and Carmella says she's negotiating a new supplier because Marco doubts her competence.
CARM: It's not personal, Rosie. It's business.
Wow, she can't even get her *own* lines.
ROSIE: (singing) Carmella likes Marco, Carmella likes Marco...
Carm throws a cushion at her sister.
Elle has arrived to give Riley some research on starved horses, and he says he'll get more stats and science based facts to back up his article. Riley tells Elle that his editor just called and needs the article in an hour, so he has to get on. Elle is obviously really disappointed that he doesn't need her to help out, so makes some talk about how she's pleased he stayed with her last night, and didn't cut and run.
They stand very close, and the tension is palpable, but Riley really has to get on, and Elle leaves...
The General Store
Ringo is reading, and Rachel turns up. She tells him to forget everything she said last night: she loves him and wants to help him get better. He's thrilled, and pulls her to him, telling her he loves her too. They kiss, and Jessica walks in, sees them, and storms off, furious. Ringo and Rachel agree there will be no more secrets.
Carmella is drinking something. Marco storms in.
MARCO: Are you crazy or what?
CARMELLA: Gee, that's a tough one. I'm going to choose ‘what'.
Marco wants to know how she will run her business with no fruit or veg because she just cancelled her order with his family's business. She says she's found a new supplier, some company called Tran's.
MARCO: No way!
MARCO: No way!
Carmella tells him it's not personal, it's business. He can always negotiate a new deal with her if he'd like.
MARCO: You'll get yours, Cammeniti.
CARMELLA: Can't wait, Silvani.
Riley has shown Elle his article, and she's credited at the top which she's thrilled about.
ELLE: I am going to be a published journalist!
Riley thinks she'll also be a local hero once the story breaks, and his editor says that she should call him if she'd like some work. Elle's not sure she can make a career of it, but when Riley challenges her, she quickly says she'll think about it.
Marco makes Carmella another offer to rival Tran's. She laughs it off as a dream. Marco thinks he's taking food from his family's mouth with his latest offer, so she makes a suggestion to him instead, and he offers her a deal. He concedes she can do business (what, just because she can knock money off an order and the didn't back down when he asked her not to?!) and kisses her hand.
Elle is leaving number 26 when Farmer Gary drives up. Riley left his bag behind with his address in it, so he's returning it. Elle wants nothing to do with Gary but he has a story to tell her.
Those horses belonged to his wife who died six months ago, and his son wonders when his mummy is coming back. He let things go on the farm a bit, a crop failed, and he had to buy food in. The horses got a fungal infection from the hay, and he couldn't afford to get the vet out, so when Riley's paper comes out tomorrow painting him as a monster, the bank will use it as an excuse to take his land.
So how does he explain that to his son? Elle is upset.
Ben doesn't want to do his maths work! Libby asks Rachel about Ringo – how are things? Rachel is pleased things can go back to being normal. Which is, of course, a cue to receive a text which is a picture of Ringo kissing Jessica...