Dan warning Sam to keep away from him and his chicken pox, for the baby's sake.
Rebecca returning her engagement ring to Paul.
Bridget getting angry at Nicola for kissing Riley.
Kirsten admitting to Rebecca that she went to Paris with Paul.
Rebecca storms in and confronts Paul about taking Kirsten to Paris, as a substitute for her, when she thought it was a one night stand. He apologises, which serves only to make her more angry. Karl, Lyn and Steph stand in the background looking sheepish. Rebecca tells Paul to never talk to her or her sons again and leaves.
Lyn and Steph have moved very fast from the bar to join Libby at a table. Steph pities Rebecca, but Lyn thinks she'll be fine considering her feistiness and Libby agrees – she knows that personally she hasn't looked back. Steph admits that she was wrong and Susan was right to tell Rebecca. Lyn leaves to take over from Rachel with the babysitting.
Carmella is looking at her phone when Marco comes in. He informs her that he can't stay because his staff have called in sick and there's lots of work to be done, mainly consisting of calzone. He promises to make it up to her and then goes to get back to work.
Seeing Carmella's dinner date being called off, Steph suggests to Libby that they start a lonely hearts' club. Libby admits she saw Sam that afternoon (Steph: "The Fitzgerald Factor") scrubbing a filing cabinet ferociously and she worried that she's hyper. Steph tells her that she regrets not doing anything when she saw the signs with her mum, so suggests that Libby should say something if she thinks Sam's in trouble - but it's up to her.
Karl suggests to Susan that if Declan is desperate to stay in Erinsborough, then she should convince Rebecca, seeing as she's the one who dumped her in it. Saint Susan is still sure she's done the right thing. Karl reckons she'll find a way of talking Rebecca round. They approach Paul with some trepidation, although Susan has a fierce look. Susan is making no apologies for what she did and Paul isn't all too pleased to hear it was her. Susan leaves and Paul isn't looking forward to Karl's pearls of wisdom.
PAUL: You know what I hate, Karl? It's when you pretend to care.
KARL: Then you don't have much to worry about, do you?
Still, the Doctor of the Heart does have some advice to impart; he tells Paul that he's at risk and he needs to sort it out, for Elle's sake.
Miranda is making some arrangements over the phone with Susan. Nicola invites the family all to sit down to eat. Miranda asks Ned how Kirsten is and he responds tartly that she's fine. Mickey announces that Miranda's angry with her because she took her scooter. That kid is just too thick for words. Miranda tells Mickey that it's more complicated than that. Bridget briefly joins the breakfast table but turns down Nicola's offer of french toast. Nicola follows Bridget into the living room, where she fails to fix the mess between them. Nicola apologises for everything that happened with Riley but Bridget isn't interested and thinks that making breakfast far from makes up for all the havoc she's caused.
Susan comes in to see Ringo, Zeke, Declan and Rebecca all gathered around the computer. Rebecca is intrigued to see what she thinks is a cake in Susan's hand. Hot on Susan's heels arrive Steph, Lyn and Libby, apparently all present for the "our love lives are a mess too" party. Right behind them come Miranda and Carmella (carrying a large cot in which we can only assume a Chloe-shaped doll is). The boys wisely make their exit into the bedroom.
Rebecca's a sharp woman and she's a bit worried that this is an attempt to make her stay but Miranda insists it's merely an impromptu wine-tasting, which is perfectly feasible, because they have those in Ramsay Street all the time.
Elle is entertaining a visit from Karl. He reports on his sightings of Paul. Elle suggests that they only have themselves to blame. She asks after Susan.
KARL: Susan carries a banner: "Truth and Justice". Which is probably a good thing, just a bit tough on the rest of us.
He asks Elle if she has any friends to talk to now that Rebecca's gone. She tells him she has Sam. Elle asks Karl how awful Paul is looking. He thinks that he hasn't slept. Elle lets Karl know that he resigned. Karl warns her not to turn her back on her dad completely, because he's worried about both of them. He confides that when he was in a similar situation, the worst thing was what it did to Libby. She felt that he'd betrayed her and the anger hurt her badly. He's worried that the same's going to happen to Elle, but she's wary of letting Paul back in - he doesn't deserve a family.
Sam wakes Dan, who is snoozing on the sofa, with a kiss, but he jumps away, worried about hurting the baby. She thanks him for dinner and warns him that Libby might think a little oddly of her, having found her scrubbing furiously at the filing cabinet. She covers for herself by saying there was a plague of ants caused by the remains of a pizza dropped by Toadie.
Whilst the others get into the party spirit, Lyn offers some advice to Rebecca - not to bottle up her heartache and to use the support of her friends. Rebecca calls the girls over and makes a bit of a speech.
REBECCA: I just want to say that no matter what I decide, I'm really glad that you're here for me today and, um, yeah, I just really appreciate it. And I promise you, I will not cry.
The nervous laughter tells me they're as relieved as I am.
Later, they gather in the lounge area to share tales of woe. Lyn reveals how the salon went bust and she felt isolated and a mess. Carmella tells her that she's an inspiration because she survived all the things she's had to go through. Later still, Carmella's the one crying because she's concerned that she's not as good a mum as she wanted to be and that she always smells of baby vomit. They reassure her that they all feel that way and have a bit of a toast.
Libby finds Sam once again cleaning frantically. She leaves some assignments for Dan, having left the party before it was her turn to cry. Libby asks about the cleaning and Sam rather snidely asks what her point is, guessing that she thinks she's in a manic phase. Dan comes in and Sam tells him that Libby thinks she's on the brink of a bipolar episode. Dan asks why and Libby explains that she was concerned because of the cleaning. Dan tells her about the ant plague and Libby apologises. Dan gently chastises her for interfering and she leaves.
The General Store
The Parkers have been out for a family meal. Nicola gives them an envelope which contains the bills that she's paid for them. Steve tries to tell Nic that they can't accept it, but she says she's just trying to help. However, it seems she may be having financial difficulties of her own as Marco turns down the third on of her credit cards. Lou offers to stick it on his tab. Nicola explains to Steve that the credit cards aren't working because her mum cut her off since she is insisting on defending him. He tells her how much he appreciates her standing by them.
Karl is extremely impressed with the CV that Nicola's given him, but is unsure what she wants. She tells him that she's interested in a job at the hospital, the deadline for which has already passed. Karl reminds her that a patient care position would be a big step down from the jobs she's done before. Nicola doesn't care that she's over-qualified and requests that Karl slips her CV into the pile, not for her but for Steve and Miranda's sake.
The General Store
Marco suggests that Elle has a risotto as comfort food and she goes to sit down, bumping into Ringo and Declan. She apologises to Declan. He tells her it's not her fault but agrees that she should have said something sooner. He seems to regret losing his "sister". Paul comes in and Elle can't restrain Declan, who informs Paul that it should be him leaving Erinsborough, not Rebecca. Paul looks plaintively to Elle, who refuses to intervene, then leaves without his food.
Instead, Paul sits alone in Charlie's. Elle comes in and explains that she wants to choose Rebecca over him, but she can't. Against her better knowledge, she's decided to let him move back home. Paul puts his hand on hers.
Karl is piling Lyn's bags into a taxi, whilst Susan, Libby, Steph and Miranda watch on. Lyn gives Susan a huge hug and they say their goodbyes. Rebecca arrives to say farewell too, looking very dapper, with Carmella following. She tells them that she is going to do her law exam and everyone is very pleased for her. They are even more thrilled when she tells them that she's also decided to stay.
Lyn takes Steph aside where she assures her that she's going to be ok and stop feeling so sorry for herself. They hug. Over the top of the taxi, they see Paul and Lyn come out the drive of Number 22. They all wave goodbye to Lyn.
Elle rushes over to let Rebecca know that she's allowed Paul to move back in. Becca doesn't look best pleased, but tells Elle to do what she thinks best.
Meanwhile, Dan catches Libby for a word. He asks if she was trying to make trouble between him and Sam, because that's how it looked. Libby maintains that what she saw seemed strange and that Sam didn't give her a rational explanation at the time. Dan accuses her of not giving Sam a chance and tells her that they don't need people jumping to conclusions. She seems supremely unimpressed but promises it won't happen again.