Prue suggesting that Ringo go to live at home with her; Ringo refusing.
Rachel being concerned about Ringo not eating.
Rachel telling Ringo she'll tell Frazer about his eating if he doesn't; Frazer overhearing.
Oliver and Elle kissing.
Elle isn't sure they should be kissing at all, but ToplessOliver pursues her he thinks this is a really good idea. Elle is trying to find reasons to not kiss him again, but no need, because Rebecca arrives home to interrupt them. Oliver says he has to go and get ready, and wonders upstairs.
Rebecca wonders why there's tension. Is it: Number One Love? Number Two: Hate? Or...she can't remember the third one. As she knows they won't ever go back to loving each other, it must be hate so what's going on? Elle tells Rebecca that the tension is because she's done something Oliver won't like she's gone into business with Marco.
REBECCA: Ah yes! Guilt. That's the third one.
Becca is surprised at Elle of course Oliver will see this as betrayal, because they're family now.
Frazer demands to know from Rachel and Ringo what's going on. Rachel lies for Ringo and says that the secret is that he's welcome to stay at number 28 when Frazer and Rosie leave. Prue thinks that they should discuss it with Karl and Susan.
Rach and Ringo arrive back at his place, and she suggests for real that he come and live with them especially given that he's clearly got eating issues again. Rachel persists with him; he needs to be around people who love him and will look after him. Including Zeke.
Rosie and Sam come home, and wander into the kitchen. Rachel wonders if Ringo will consider moving to number 28, and he will, as long as she doesn't tell anyone about his eating disorder. She promises as long as he promises to fight it.
She also qualifies that when she said she loved him, she meant like a brother, not a boyfriend.
Susan and Zeke are setting the table for dinner when Rachel and Ringo burst through the door. Susan invites Ringo for dinner, but Rachel asks Susan outright if Ringo can live with them when his family leave Erinsborough. Susan's rather taken aback, and Ringo quickly disappears. Susan's annoyed with her daughter for putting her on the spot like that.
And Zeke sporting a new boyish haircut tells his sister that Susan has MS and enough people to worry about right now! Susan says that's not the reason; she's more concerned about Rachel's previous relationship with Ringo. Rachel retorts that Susan doesn't know how much Ringo needs them right now.
SUSAN: What do you mean?
RACHEL: Erm, nothing. I...I just don't want him to be alone.
Susan tells Rachel that Ringo will be just fine.
The General Store
Marco needs to run an errand and asks a petulant Lou to serve the customers.
At a table, Zeke, Didge and Declan talk about Rachel's weirdness in being so concerned over Ringo, and Didge wonders what it's all about she knows there's something secret going on with them. And just at that moment, Rachel flies in, wondering where Ringo is as no-one's seen him. Didge asks what's wrong, but her friend is saying nothing. Zeke decides to go help his sister.
DIDGE: This is driving me crazy!
DECLAN: I just wonder why you care so much. Is it jealousy?
Declan suggests that Didge wants to be Ringo's be-all and end-all! She denies it strenuously.
DECLAN: You are so clueless, Didge.
DIDGE: I am not!
Susan is reading on the sofa when Rachel comes home, moping. Susan asks her daughter to come and talk to her, and Rachel confesses that she's worried what will happen to Ringo if he's alone, and she can't find him anywhere...
Susan picks up on what's really going on and demands that Rachel talk to her about it. Rachel admits the truth to Susan: Ringo has an eating disorder.
SUSAN: An eating disorder?
RACHEL: I'm really, really scared for him.
The General Store
Ringo is looking in the paper, circling possible places to live. Susan appears as if her sole purpose of being was to find Ringo and make him talk to her about what's going on in his life. Oddly, she pats her stomach in a way that says I'm pregnant in a soap, but sadly that's not the case. Although quite frankly we could do with another Kennedy child to cut out the memory that is Holly. Ugh.
Susan sits with Ringo and asks about the flat-hunting. She apologises for not saying yes, yesterday, and says that Rachel was looking for him yesterday but couldn't find him.
Susan tells him that the best way to deal with problems is talk about them, and Ringo instantly knows that Rachel told her. He packs up the paper and starts to leave. Susan insists that she understands when she found out she had MS (just to remind us once again that she is ill) she wanted to run away, too.
RINGO: I'm not like you. You've got a disease. I don't.
SUSAN: Yes! Yes, Ringo, you do.
RINGO: Can you please just let me leave?
SUSAN: No. No, I want you to listen to me.
RINGO: Well, I don't want to hear it.
SUSAN: Fine. Fine. Then make a scene because I'm not moving.
She gives him the evil eye that no-one would dare walk away from.
Least of all me.
Elle is thanking Sam for putting the contracts together re her deal with Marco. Unfortunately, Oliver overhears, and Sam runs off to leave Elle to explain. Elle confesses that she's going into business with Oliver's arch enemy, and wants to know what's happening with their friendship he feels betrayed.
The General Store
Susan admits that Ringo isn't like her MS is incurable. But he can obtain help to get better. He's not taking it from her, and insists that Rachel's making a big deal of it. Susan says she'll only let Ringo go if he tells his mum and brother about their conversation or she will.
Ringo doesn't want that Frazer will cancel his trip, or his mum will make him go home, and all for nothing: he's fine. Susan stops him leaving he's not fine, and she will tell his family that.
Ringo storms out, and runs into Rachel, huffing his way past her.
Rachel is frog marching down the road when Didge catches up with her. Why do neither of them even have bags? Where do they put their keys? Phones? Money? Spare lipgloss? That's not normal for a girl.
Apologising to Rachel for hassling her over her secret with Ringo, she admits that it's because she might like him after all. Rachel knows.
DIDGE: Good. Then you can tell me.
DIDGE: What it is that you and Ringo share; the secret.
RACHEL: Didge, I can't, okay? It's personal.
DIDGE: But I just admitted to liking him! That gives me...rights!
Rachel walks off. Bridget yells after her.
DIDGE: Equal rights! MORE THAN EQUAL!
Ringo turns up at the Ks' to see Susie-Q. He wants to apologise for being weird before he probably made things look worse but he wants to assure her he's absolutely fine! Just fine! They don't need to tell anyone. They really don't.
But too late, Ringo. Prue is already in the house, and Susan's had a conversation with her. Susan allows them to talk and suggests to Prue that her or Frazer changing their plans for him is too much responsibility for Ringo to take. Instead, she agrees that Ringo cannot live alone, so she proposes comes and lives with her.
RINGO: It's what I want, mum. What do you say?
Frazer, Prue and Ringo are talking, and Frazer isn't too pleased that Ringo hid things from them. He's also strongly believes that Ringo's disorder is because he and Rosie are leaving, but Ringo strenuously denies it.
FRAZER: No. There's something fragile in you.
Frazer realises that Ringo's okay when life is good, but when the chips are down (mmm, chips...), he suffers and goes into times of self-blame. Frazer says his brother's not Karl and Susan's responsibility and he won't be going anywhere until Ringo is sorted.
This startles Ringo, and he reiterates what Susan said about them changing their plans to suit him.
Zeke and Declan are recording guitar music onto a computer whilst sitting on the step to the stairs and front door, of ALL the bizarre places. Why don't they go to Declan's bedroom? Ah that would be because he doesn't have one. Well, not one that's been constructed, anyway.
Elle and Oliver sit in stony silence on the sofa.
Zeke and Declan sing incredibly badly, and Oliver sends them off to the garage. So *that* was their purpose for being there: Oliver gets a line.
In awe of their own musical genius, the boys decide to call their band Deception'. 'Cos that's way cool, dude.
Oliver asks Elle why she's being quiet towards him when she's the one in the wrong. Is it a plot to get back at him? Elle tells him that she did it for him by making things easier for Marco, she's made it easier for Carmella and Chloe so he doesn't have to worry about them. Riiiiight. Rather tenuous link there, Elle.
OLIVER: Well, you invested all this money just for me? Why would you do something like that?
ELLE: Why do you think?
They make out in the middle of the lounge just as Rebecca walks in. She stops, all stroppy and hands on hips as if she somehow has a right to their relationship.
Frazer is blaming himself for missing Ringo's problem, and Prue and Rosie agree they think they've caught the issue early on. Rosie says they can cancel their trip, but Prue says she'll take him home with her.
ROSIE: With all due respect, Prue, that would be thoroughly depressing for the boy. He wouldn't have a hope in hell of recovering.
Ringo listens in to his family arguing over who can give him the greatest stability.
The General Store
Ringo is grabbing a drink, and with a backpack on, seemingly leaving town. Sadly for him, Didge insists on chatting with him: she admits to him that she likes him. She tries to talk about it with him, but Ringo's too preoccupied with trying to get away.
Just as he goes to leave, Rachel comes in, looking for him.
He tells both the girls to get out of his life.
On what looks like a FREEZING cold evening, with dark clouds and no sun, Ringo lays a beach towel down, swats a fly from his face (the phantom fly, perhaps?) and pulls on his wetsuit. He walks to the water.
Rosie and Frazer have decided to postpone their trip, and Prue is in agreement. Frazer says he'll go tell his brother.
Ringo runs into the water and swims out.
Ringo's missing, but Rosie says there's nothing to worry about. Rachel walks in: there is a reason to worry after all.
Ringo is still swimming.
Rachel tells the Yeats/Browns that Ringo was really upset.
Ringo's still swimming, but struggling.
The family are worried about where Ringo's got to.
Swimming back to the beach, Ringo starts to go under...