- Prue telling Frazer she knows how to look after her own son.
- Frazer telling Prue that she still blames him for the death of his brother.
- Bridget asking Rachel to tell her what's wrong with Ringo
- Susan suggesting Ringo moves into Number 28.
- Elle throwing Paul's clothes away in a fit of rage and kissing Oliver.
Oliver and Elle are still pashing. They stop and Oliver wants to know what's going on, last time he checked she was quitting while she was ahead. Elle doesn't want to analyse, she just wants to see what happens. So they kiss again. Urgh, get a room.
Rosie is trying to mediate between Frazer and his mum. Frazer thinks the problem is that Prue really does still blame him. Ringo lies in bed looking fed up as the others continue to fight. Frazer says there are two issues for Ringo; firstly the problem itself which he and Rosie have been trying to resolve and secondly is the actual thing which is causing this to happen.
PRUE: And you think I'm the reason for that too.
FRAZER: All I'm saying is that it's a very complex issue and I will not let you come in here and guilt trip me into taking all the responsibility for it.
PRUE: Well that's true to form, isn't it? Abdication of your responsibilities has always been one of your strong points hasn't it?
Rosie chastises Prue and says that things need to stop right now. Prue tells her not to make Frazer the victim because he's not. Ringo has a serious health problem and she is there to help him deal with it. Rosie says that lashing out isn't helping anyone, least of all Ringo.
Susan is sitting reading the newspaper with Marco looking over her shoulder. It's an odd sight. She says that Ringo could so easily have been another statistic. Marco thinks Bridget was great and Susan agrees, it shows how important first aid training can be.
Speak of the devil, in comes Bridget to speak to Fitzy. She wants to know what's wrong with Ringo.
DAN: He's got hyperthemia.
Bridget wants to know what's really wrong with him, but of course Fitzy can't tell her that. Didge thinks that saving his life would account for something. She asks Dan if he can at least talk to Ringo because he's decided to go back to Muttatang. He says the decision is up to Ringo and his family. Bridget thinks that's a cop out and that he said that they could talk to him about anything. They can.
BRIDGET: And I'm here, and I'm asking you to do something.
DAN: Look Bridget I know what you're saying, but I can't go against the family's wishes.
BRIDGET: Ringo needs help. It's that simple. Are you going to do something or are you just like the rest of them, all talk?
Frazer is hitting some sort of jukebox looking machine. You wouldn't think they'd have them in hospitals, so I expect it's a vending machine. Rosie comes over and tries to reassure Fraze that Prue didn't mean what she said, just like he didn't mean it. Frazer said that she meant it and so did he. Rosie thinks it was the fear talking, but now that he's safe they're still too terrified to let it go. She tries to rally his spirits reminding him of how close he and Prue were. Frazer thinks his mum is right, he should have taken better care of Ringo.
(Insert lots of nature shots, birds, bees etc)
Rosie tries to persuade Prue to reassure Frazer that she knows the accident wasn't his fault. She reminds her that they've been through this before and she shouldn't make the same mistake again. Prue politely tells Rosie to butt out and that if Frazer had taken better care of Ringo they wouldn't be having this conversation. Rosie doesn't believe Prue means it and Prue doesn't know what to think.
ROSIE: If this goes on you're running the risk of not only losing your son but of losing your grandchild as well.
Frazer goes in to visit Ringo armed with magazines and jocularity. Ringo sees through it and says he heard him and their mum and is sorry. Frazer says it had nothing to do with him, but he doesn't want to see him railroaded into something he doesn't want to do. Enter Dan with typical hospital conversation about food etc. Ringo says he doesn't need to worry about him as he'll be back in Muttatang soon with his mum looking after him. Dan sends Frazer off to get coffee so he can have a chat with Ringo about “The Truth”, whatever that may be.
Brace yourselves ladies because Oliver has his shirt off. He and Elle are cuddled on the couch when they are interrupted by Rebecca arriving home and throwing a packet of biscuits at her son in shock and horror.
REBECCA: I should not have to knock every time I come into the house in case there's something going on on the couch that I do not want to see!
OLIVER: Well you didn't have to throw biscuits.
Good comeback Ollie! Elle apologises and Rebecca asks for a moment with her son so Elle makes a hasty retreat. Oliver tries to tell Rebecca that it's not the Casanova thing she thinks it is.
REBECCA: Here you are, it's the middle of the day practically down to your undies. I wash those undies!
Oliver says he loves Elle and never stopped loving her. Rebecca wonders if it complicates things now that they're a family and Oliver uselessly points out that she and Paul have had rocky patches. Rebecca reminds him that he's in the middle of a custody case. Oliver says this is important too and asks his mother to give him and Elle some space.
Dan is getting to “the truth”. He asks Ringo who his best friends are. Declan, Zeke, even Rachel. Dan says that he'd hardly ever see them again if he moved back home. He tells Ringo he has to start making decisions for himself, not others because that's the only way he's going to get better. He's never going to feel good about himself if he keeps worrying about messing up other people's lives.
DAN: Believe me they're doing a fine job of that themselves. You need to start putting yourself first for a change mate, and stop worrying about what's right for Frazer or for your mum, ok?
Prue is at the door and coldly thanks Dan for pointing that out to her son.
Bridget runs up to Susan to ask where Rachel is. Didge is quiet and brooding so Susan says that her sympathetic ear department is open. Bridget says its Ringo, he doesn't want to talk to her. Susan says it was the same for her when she was diagnosed with MS, she didn't want anyone's pity.
BRIDGET: Susan, do you know what's wrong with Ringo?
SUSAN: I know that he's pushing everybody away, especially the people he feels closest to. I also know that right now he needs you more than ever. I think you just have to be patient.
Dan is apologises to an indignant Prue, she says he's tried to help before and look what's happened so he should just stay out of her family business. Rosie tries to calm things down but then Frazer arrives and all hell breaks loose again in the battle for who loves Ringo the most and who knows what's best for him until Ringo yells for them to shut up and asks them to leave.
Rebecca is studying for her law school entrance exams when Elle comes in looking sheepish and ready to apologise again for the sofa debacle. Rebecca never knows what's going to happen next between Elle and Oliver but thinks that they should try and find a way to move forward if things are on between them. Elle assures her it was a once off and won't happen again, she was weak on both occasions and there won't be third. It's not Oliver's baggage which is a problem any more, it's her own. Rebecca says she's always there to listen and advises she talk to Oliver.
Rosie takes a seat next to Prue and asks if they could pretend that the last hour never happened. Prue is dismissive, but Frazer says that the family will fall apart if they continue like this and if she keeps lashing out. Prue reiterates that she's Ringo's mother. Well that sorts that out then.
Bridget arrives and sees that Ringo is opening up to Fitzy, though it would seem that things still aren't right. She thanks him for trying and he thanks her for making him try. She goes in to see him.
BRIDGET: Ringo, I don't really know what's wrong with you, but I want you to know that I'm here for you.
RINGO: Whether I want you to be here or not?
BRIDGET: Yeah, exactly. Everyone outside came to visit you.
He tells her that he kicked them out and at least they left when he asked them too and he turns over away from her. Bridget persists and says that she'll be there as long as it takes and the more he tries to get rid of her the more she'll dig her heels in. He asks why.
BRIDGET: Ringo, I make it a rule not to talk to the back of people's heads. I never have and I never will.
He turns back over and lets her take a seat.
Rebecca is studying more while Susan does her teachery walking around arms folded looking over her shoulder thing. (Rebecca's shoulder, not her own.)
SUSAN: It's multiple choice. It means you pick a letter.
Rebecca thinks its probably A, but maybe C. She says she can't even remember the question let alone pick an answer. Susan suggests they move on to the analytical section, but Rebecca protests saying she's even worse at them.
SUSAN: What is wrong?
REBECCA: I don't know. I think I'm just dim.
She relents and explains that Oliver is the problem and confesses she accused him of being a “pants man”. Susan supposes that sometimes it takes a mother to point such things out. Rebecca guiltily tells her that he's actually a lot more sincere than she gave him credit for, it's Elle who's a mess and she thinks things are just going to get worse before they get better.
Susan looks at her watch; she's waiting for a call from Karl from London. Rebecca asks how that is for her. Susan says that it's natural that Karl wants to see his daughter; it's just hard that her mother just happens to be her old nemesis. But there's no point in rallying against it. Rebecca would and thinks it makes her problems seem mild in comparison. Susan asks what she's going to do.
REBECCA: Oh. Keep my nose out of it.
SUSAN: No really, what are you going to do?
They laugh. Ah, girls eh?
Elle is chopping veggies. I feel like we often get scene changes to Elle chopping veggies. Ooo, and as the camera pans upwards we see that Oliver is also there and getting a little friendly. In comes Rebecca who curtly asks if Oliver has time to join them for lunch. What? It's not even lunchtime yet? He says he'll get something at work. His mother warns him not to skip meals and he leaves, but not before kissing Elle on the head as Rebecca looks on unimpressed.
REBECCA: You know, you're putting me in a really awkward position. He's going to be devastated when he finds out what you told me earlier. Look, I'm sorry Elle, but either you tell him or I will.
Rosie, Prue and Frazer are headed towards Ringo's room. Before they go in Rosie reminds them that the important person is Ringo and they shouldn't upset him. The enter his room to find an empty bed….aaaand a note.
NOTE RINGO VOICE OVER: Dear Mum, I'm taking control of my life. Enough is enough.
Ringo and Didge are at the door. Ringo would like a chat with Susan, so she invites them in. Ringo explains that he knows he has a problem and Susan is one of the few people who has tried to help without some sort of ulterior motive. Susan says everyone wants to help him. He understands but for some people its been complicated by other things.
SUSAN: Well, what would you like me to do?
RINGO: I was just wondering…and it's OK to say no…I'd completely understand because it's a lot to ask…
SUSAN: (laughing) Just spit it out.
RINGO: Does your offer still stand? Can I move in with you guys? I know I've got a nerve asking.
SUSAN: Well, what do your mum and Frazer think about this?
RINGO: Well it's not their decision. It's my choice…and yours of course. What do you say?
Susan looks like she's not sure what to say.