Libby telling Karl that she found Darren with another woman.
Angus asking Rachel to call him.
Susan being welcomed home by all the neighbours, panicking, and asking Karl to take her inside.
Karl sits Susan down, all safe and sound'. Her nervousness belies her fear, and she wants to know where the kids are. Zeke passes Audrey to her, but when Rachel and Karl suggest calling Billy and Mal she dismisses the idea and wants things to be left alone. Libby breaks the tension by making some tea.
Susie chats with Rach and Zeke, and Karl quietly tells Libby that she needs to tell Susan about Darren sooner rather than later.
The General Store
Rosie, Frazer and Carmella are at a table, covered in tinsel which Carmella has bought. Frazer is wearing tinsel; Rosie wears antlers.
Marco calls Carmella over he'd like her to co-host a party as his place tonight for their clients as well as his family's does she mind? She'd love to, and after Marco leaves, Rosie makes fun of her sister's flirting.
Susan and Libby are laying on the sofa together, with the pink blanket. It reminds Lib of watching Lust Na Villa together with her mum, years ago. They reminisce about it.
In the kitchen, Karl tells Rachel and Zeke that Susan's not used to being dependent, and it will take her some time to adjust.
Back on the sofa, Susan tells her daughter that she's so pleased to be home, and she apologises for the street scene, earlier; she just felt overwhelmed.
Didge asks Rachel if she'd like to meet Josh after school, and Rachel would like that very much! Jess runs in, and invites Ringo and Zeke to her dance party tonight.
Riley and Brad are reading Elle's article, and Riley says that Elle well and truly trumped Brad on this one. Steph delivers Brad some food which he didn't order it was from Elle, on another table a slice of humble pie.
Elle sits with her dad and Becca, and they toast Elle's triumph. She tells them that Gary the farmer has been promised state funding and they're pleased for him.
Frazer, Rosie and Carmella come in with a veg box for Steph. It was too heavy for Frazer and he resents having to carry it. Carmella invites Steph and Toadie to the clients' party, then asks Rosie and Frazer to go along, too.
The General Store
Jess and Ringo are having an odd conversation about Gwen Stefani, in which Jess is made to look stupid. Didge and Rachel watch on, amused, before wandering over to meet Josh. Josh can't stay, but as Rach orders drinks for her and Didge, Angus comes over, wondering why she hasn't called.
All coy, she smiles, flirts, and agrees to see him. She takes his phone and puts her number in but that is seriously the shortest number in the world. It must have had, like, 2 digits, if you include the number of key strokes it would have taken to go to Add A Contact.
Susan sits in the garden at a table, with a cup of tea. Karl is fussing over her, until she insists he leave her alone.
Disappearing off, Miranda calls out in her back yard for Pouch. Susan calls back to Miranda, who sticks her head over Susan's fence. And promptly sees Pouch in the garden of number 28.
SUSAN: Don't tell me he's escaped again.
MIRANDA: Well, possibly...how are you with native animals?
SUSAN: (face falling) He's in here with me, isn't he?
Miranda says she keeps asking Steve when he's releasing Pouch back into the wild, and Susan realises that Pouch is eating her plants. She gets up, and feels her way towards the kangaroo. She asks Miranda to tell her whether she's hot or cold, and Miranda says she's boiling. They laugh about it, as Karl runs down the steps at the side of the house.
He stands there, watching Susan hunt for the kangaroo, smiling and laughing, as Miranda tells her she's still boiling hot.
Valda is obsessively cleaning, and Steph snatches her cloth, telling her she has to stop it. A guy walks into a bar but no joke this time. Toadie recognises him as the guy driving Valda's car, and demands that Steph call the cops. Frazer joins Toadie to help out, and Valda panics.
She eventually tells the truth she sold her car on.
The General Store
Rachel is telling Didge about Angus, and at that moment he calls. Didge makes her answer her phone, and he asks her out tonight. They're meeting at 8pm at the General Store, to go onto a gig at a club.
She doesn't know what to wear, but Didge doesn't think she's old enough to get into a club, plus her parents won't be pleased about it.
Brad approaches Elle at her table with her family. He tells her he was testing her, and he's pleased with what she's done. He would like her to come and work for him a cadetship alongside Riley.
Elle turns him down this was a one off. Brad leaves, and Paul and Rebecca think she was bluffing; she tells them that she's not journalism isn't for her. Paul tells her that her article changed someone's life for the better.
Elsewhere, Valda has told Steph and Toadie all about her money woes, and how she paid Carmella and Lou out of her own money. Steph wonders why she didn't tell them about it, and gives her a hug. She says they'll work something out.
At Marco's, food is being delivered by about a hundred extras. Carmella follows them in, and Marco's impressed with how seriously she's taking the whole co-hosting thing.
Darren is over, and demands to see Susan, but Libby tells him he has no right to be here. Darren says he hates seeing her so hurt because of what he's done.
Karl walks out the bedroom with his arms around Susan as if we don't know what *they've* been up to and signals to Darren not to let Susan know he's here. At which point Darren promptly says hello. Susan's pleased to know that Darren's here, and insists that he come and stay with them. Darren says that space is at a premium. Rachel and Zeke also appear, and make light talk with Darren.
Libby suggests that Darren leave, but he insists on telling Susan the truth he had an affair, and he wants to make amends. Susan can't believe that he would do something so hurtful to Libby, especially after Susan defended him to her daughter so many times.
Karl asks Rach and Zeke to leave the room; they don't look too pleased.
Darren says that Lib is the love of his life and she starts to cry. He also tries to pull the you of all people must know what it's like, Susan card, which doesn't stand up too well with Mummy Susan, because she tells Darren to leave immediately which he sensibly does.
Libby says sorry to her mum for having to hear that, but Susan clutches her sobbing daughter and tells her she's done nothing wrong; she's going to be fine.
The Parkers' Place
Rachel comes to see Didge she needs her to cover for her later. She's told Karl and Susan she going to the movies with her, but she's going out with Angus. Didge isn't happy about it, but Rachel says her home life is driving her insane.
Elle tells Brad that she's changed her mind; she wants the cadetship, please. This is something she's earned by her own merits. Brad is pleased, and tells Riley to hand her one of his assignments. He wants to give her a cat story, but she snatches his list and takes a story about the care at an old people's home.
Toadie is on the phone to Adam explaining the Valda situation, who has agreed to shred the police report about the stolen car. She's very grateful to him and Steph, who offers to loan her some money. Valda agrees, but only if she can pay her way by working in the bar.
VALDA: It's about time this place had a bosomy barmaid.
Carmella's all dressed up and pretty, and Marco is stunned. She asks him to put a necklace on her that she can't do up and he obliges.
Apparently the sexual tension is palpable, but I ain't getting it.
She turns to face him and they're about to kiss, but someone arrives at the door.
Valda is thanking Adam for his help, and gives him a drink on the house. Frazer hopes for the same treatment but Valda tells him he has to pay! Rosie asks Adam if he's all ready to go and reunite with Pepper, which he is: except he needs to know, does Pepper look good in blue?
ROSIE: She looks GORGEOUS in blue! It's her best colour! I can't believe you even needed to ask...
Adam gets out a box with a Sapphire clad ring inside...
FRAZER: Oh, man, you're not gonna...
ADAM: Yeah, ask her to marry me.
FRAZER: Aaaah, now you've done it...
ADAM: She hasn't said yes, yet...
ROSIE: SHE WILL! SHE WILL!
Rosie throws herself at Adam, kissing him and laughing. A lot.
Libby sits with Susan, talking about Darren and the situation; Susan tells her it has to be amicable for Ben's sake, if nothing else.
Zeke sits alone in his bedroom. Rachel walks up the hall to the lounge. (Which is odd: she's walking UP to the lounge, and Zeke's room is on the LEFT, suggesting that Zeke's bedroom is actually slap bang in the middle of the lounge, the backdoor, or the veranda.)
Karl sits down with tea.
Rachel wanders in to the Family Scene with Karl, Suse and Lib. She looks very out of place. She asks if she can go out with Didge and Josh, and her parents agree. Walking back down the hall, a very sad Zeke asks if he can join his sister, and she says no.
In the lounge, Libby decides to go check on Ben. Susan berates Karl for not telling her about the affair she's not helpless, and she needs to know what's going on in the family, no matter how sick she gets.
The General Store
Rachel is glammed up, and gets a text from Didge, telling her to be careful. She tells Lou she's going out with mates, and when Angus appears, they leave together.
Zeke opens up Jess' flyer for the dance party. He closes his door, opens his bedroom window and escapes.