Rachel asking Angus if he really wants her to go.
Jessica asking Ringo to tell her mum she loves her.
Carmella going into labour at Charlie's
Marco pushes Carmella through the hospital in a wheelchair with Doctor Olenski by their side. The doctor tells her to remain calm, but Carmella's upset because it's too early for the baby to arrive.
Ringo stares at Jessica's mum's phone number. Frazer comes into Ringo's room to call for dinner. Ringo explains that he said he'd call Jess' mum, and he tried before but because she was crying he had to hang up. Frazer's upset for his little brother, and asks him if he's given up yet, and Ringo says no.
Rosie runs in – Carmella's gone into labour. Ringo tells his brother to go, and Frazer gives him a supportive brotherly hug before running out the door.
The Parkers' Place
Ned, Steve and Miranda are chatting at the table about how they'll afford to buy the house from Janelle at an auction. They want to be the highest bidder. Janae makes tea in the kitchen. Miranda and Steve are concerned that Josh and Bridget seem to be very quiet in the lounge.
And as if by coincidence (or excellent direction, I'm not sure) we cut to the lounge where Josh admits he should have checked whether or not Didge wanted him here tonight for dinner. He sees a CD from Declan and wonders what he's sent her. He seems jealous that Declan saved Didge's life. She admits that at the club, Declan told her some stuff that she wanted to hear – to keep her spirits up whilst they were trapped. She tells Josh that she really wanted to hear that stuff from him.
DIDGE: I'll always appreciate what he did for me but there's nothing more.
Dr Olenski is examining Carmella whilst Oliver tells his ex to breathe. The doctor says that at 35 weeks, the baby's coming and she's a good size. Rosie's not sure they should all be there for the birth, but Carmella insists she wants them ALL there! She reminds Olenski that she wants no drugs.
She has another contraction and whilst Oliver strokes her hair and deals with it well, Marco stands in the corner looking uncomfortable.
Zeke's reading the Erinsborough News – the Dance Party Horror story is on the front page. Rachel comes home and Zeke says he's reading the obituary notice about Jess and says they should go to the funeral. Rach lies and says she's been out on her own, but she doesn't want to talk about anything.
ZEKE: I wish mum and dad were here.
RACH: Me too. But Karl adn Susan do love us.
ZEKE: It's not the same.
RACH: We're still really lucky.
Carmella's still in labour, Rosie and Frazer one side (Rosie looking particularly queasy) and Marco and Oliver the other. Oliver leaves the room to get some water for Carm, and runs into Rebecca who's delighted she'll be a grandmother. Oliver says he has to go back in so he doesn't lose his spot – Marco's in there!
The Parkers' Place
Didge cleans the kitchen, and Miranda wonders if her daughter told Josh the truth about who she wanted to be with. But Bridget didn't because she saw Josh, he's a nice guy and he likes her. So now she definitely likes Josh!
Rach turns up to see Bridget in the lounge, whilst in the kitchen the Parkers prepare for an estate agent to come round the next morning. Miranda says they need to start cleaning.
Rachel has obviously asked Didge to be her alibi – and Bridget doesn't believe that Rachel was off by herself; she asks after Angus. Rachel lies and says she wasn't. Didge retorts that as Rachel spent six hours with him on the night of the party, how can she believe she isn't seeing him anymore?
RACHEL: I don't appreciate being called a liar.
DIDGE: Well I really don't appreciate being lied to.
She storms out.
Ringo has found a message from Jess' mum in the obituary column. In case the viewers are incapable of reading a very clear close up of it, he read it out loud.
“I wish I could have been there when you needed me. I wish my little girl hadn't been alone. Love forever, Mum.”
Ringo calls Evelyn Wallace and agrees to meet her – he has something to tell her about a promise he made to Jess.
Everyone stands outside the room whilst Rebecca expertly rubs Carmella's back.
Outside, Rosie is really quite put off at the whole thing. Frazer thinks the reward at the end must be worth it, but Rosie's adamant it's not! Marco returns with coffee and wonders if maybe Carmella needs an epidural now. Oliver tells him that Carmella's made her decision and he should leave it at that. They both get a little tarzan about it and Rebecca comes out the room and tells them to grow up.
The General Store
Josh and Declan run into each other. Well, wheel and walk. Josh thanks Declan for saving his life and thus follows a strange exchange:
DECLAN: I didn't do much.
JOSH: But if you hadn't I probably wouldn't be here.
So...if he hadn't saved your life, you probably wouldn't be here... Don't you think that's just a *little* bit of an understatement? If he hadn't saved your life you'd be dead, so you most definitely would not be here. Stupid line.
Josh says that Didge what Declan did, too, but she's not interested in him. Josh also adds that Bridget's life is any of Dec's business anymore. Declan just stares at Josh til Ringo comes in.
Ringo spots Jess' mum crying at the table, waiting for him; he goes over to talk to her. Evelyn tells Ringo that Jess talked about him all the time – she really liked him. Crying, she hands him the Order of Service for her funeral...Ringo takes it, upset. He tells Evelyn that Jess wasn't alone when she died. He was with her and holding her hand. Mrs Wallace seems comforted by this.
Ringo says he has a message which Jess made him promise to give her mum: she was sorry for sneaking out, for never calling her. She said she loved her mum. Ringo takes Evelyn's hand.
Oliver and Frazer return from a shop, laden with balloons and soft toys. Why on earth do people always buy soft toys?! Buy something *useful*. Oliver wonders if he's already a bad dad and done the wrong thing by buying all this stuff. No comment from me.
Frazer reckons that good parenting is about making the right decision for your child – and he and Rosie will be here one day.
They take the toys into the room, and Rebecca thinks Frazer will be just as bad as Oliver at buying things when it's his child. Rosie looks positively grey and sweating. Carmella has another contraction and Rosie has to walk away!
The Parkers' Place
Janae bring the estate agent in – and he's swiftly followed by Tim Collins who waltzes into the kitchen, keen on the property! Janae and Ned are horrified.
TIM: Well, you see – I kind of figured that as though I'm so well acquainted with so many of you in the street, thought I might as well just buy it.
Tim would like to look at the back yard, and the agent looks smug. Steve is surprised at the interest in the property, but Tim waltzes back in, announcing it's a good sized plot. He declares he doesn't care about the house – he's knocking it down to build three town houses, so he'll see everyone at the auction. Bye!
Janae is horrified! Ned points out that they won't be able to out-bid Tim Collins...and Steve knows they'll have to get the money if they want the house.
Olenski comes out the room and asks everyone to come in; she's been examining Carmella. She tells Carmella she's not dilated enough, and it will be some time, yet. Carm now wants an epidural.
The General Store
The kids are all assembled to talk about Jess: Taylah, Zeke, Ringo, Didget, Declan and some other extras – all looking mournful. Rachel arrives and Harry offers his support if she needs anything. Rach sits down, and Taylah announces that as Jess' friends they should have some sort of memorial, just from them. Maybe a service at school? Ringo said Jess hated school, so it has to be something more personal.
Cut to a lake. One with a jetty, some flowers and a packet of chips. (cf Ringo and Jess' conversation in episode 5366). Ringo tells Jess he wished he was sharing the chips with her. The other kids all come along holding one flower each. Ringo and Taylah hug, as the kids gather to look out on the water.
Crying, Ringo throws his flowers in the water. One by one, the kids throw their own flower. Taylah cries, and Zeke puts his arm around her. Declan and Bridget look over at each other as the flowers float away.
A fraught looking Rosie checks her sister is feeling more comfortable. But Dr Olenski announces that the baby's heart rate is down and she's in distress – they have to do a C-section. Carmella nods and Rosie reassures her.