- Rachel and Ringo witnessing Donna's argument with Ty
- Rachel telling Jay her suspicions about Donna
- Marco and Oliver fighting over the safest route out of the bush
- Declan loudly declaring his love for Didge
- Carmella and Marco's bedside wedding
- Marco dying in Carmella's arms
Carmella walks out of Marco's room in a daze, confirming with a nod to her wedding guests that Marco has died. Sienna and Oliver rush over to comfort her, but all Carmella wants is a hug from Rebecca. Harold approaches them and is saddened to learn of Marco's passing, as is Ned who standing watch from Kirsten's room. Harold quietly starts to recite a prayer.
Oliver tearfully tells Elle (who is also quite upset) that he's organized a chef from the hotel for her. Oliver is feeling extremely guilty about arguing with Marco when the fire started and wishes he'd just waited one more minute for Marco while he got Chloe's bottles. Elle tells him that none of it is his fault - the firebug is the one to blame - but Oliver can't accept her comfort and walks out.
Carmella (still wearing her wedding dress) sits blankly on the couch and tries to hum Chloe to sleep in her pram. Harold, Rebecca and Declan are in the background trying to make themselves useful. Rebecca notices Marco's shoes at the front door and motions for Declan to move them, but Carmella catches him and says to leave them there. While Rebecca takes a phone call from Susan, Declan answers the door to Didge, who has stopped by to offer her condolences and drop off the mail. Realising what's in the big parcel Didge is holding, Declan grabs it and walks Didge outside. Rebecca tells Carmella that Susan sends her love but Carmella doesn't answer.
Ned applies balm to Kirsten's chapped lips before lapsing in to an uncomfortable silence. Kirsten says that she knows Ned's afraid after what happened to Marco, but reassures him that she's not going anywhere. Elle stops by to check up on Kirsten, but can't help asking if she remembers anything about the bushfire. Ned gets narky and says that the police haven't even interviewed her yet, but Kirsten replies that she wants to talk. She wants the person that did this to her to pay.
Declan explains to Didge that the parcel has family portraits of Carmella, Marco and Chloe in it and it's not exactly the best time to rub the happy Kodak moment in Carmella's face. Didge notices that the parcel isn't sealed and takes it upon herself to look at the pictures like a big snoop. There's a sweet one of the three of them and a nice one of Carmella and Marco looking all loved-up.
BRIDGET: Look at how in love they were.
DECLAN: We look like that.
Declan thinks that he should take the parcel back to Carmella, but Didge has a better idea.
Kirsten explains to Elle how she left Mickey with Toadie and drove the jeep back into the bush to find Ned, but then stupidly got out of the car and got herself stranded (aided by needless flashbacks from 5486 just in case we can't remember a whole three days ago - or understand the plain English coming from Kirsten's mouth). When Elle finds out that Kirsten saw someone drive off in the car, she asks if they were male or female. But Kirsten is getting quite distressed and can't remember. Ned ambles back in and tells Elle to quit it, but Elle's story brain is churning and can't help wondering why someone would abandon Kirsten if they had nothing to hide.
Jay brings in flowers and a card for Marco (as have quite a lot of other people by the looks of things). Sienna accepts them and mutters her standard two lines of dialogue for the week.
Elle finds Paul and lets him know that she's doing an article on the fire and has just been to see Kirsten. She has her suspicious face on and eyes her father warily before asking where he found the 4WD he rescued Karl and Susan with. Paul shrugs and says it was abandoned and that he wasn't about to stick around in the fire to find out. Elle gives him more suspicious face, which frustrates him.
PAUL: Am I supposed to feel guilty about stealing a car to save my own life?
ELLE: No, of course not.
PAUL: You know Karl and Susan wouldn't be around now if I hadn't have done.
ELLE: Yeah, I know. So is there anything else you'd like to add? [Off Paul's look] For my story.
Elle's gaze burns warily into the back of Paul's head.
Rebecca and Harold fuss and worry about Carmella, who has changed out of her wedding gown but is still sitting limply on the couch. They wonder whether they should call the Silvanis or not, and freeze when Carmella overhears them. But Carmella says it's OK; she wants to talk about it. Oliver arrives and offers to call Marco's parents himself, but Carmella replies that she's quite capable. The three of them go out the back to give her some space, just as Didge and Declan walk in. Carmella's annoyed with their presence at first, but then feels bad and invites them in. The teens hand over a present - they had the family portrait framed. Carmella's face crumples as she looks at it.
CARMELLA: (upset) Don't waste a moment together. Not one.
Didge and Declan sit together on the couch with candles burning behind them. There's a lot of shy talk like, "Are you sure about this?", "You're beautiful" and "We'll always remember this" to make us think they're going to TITTNL (Take It To The Next Level™). But they don't TITTNL, they take happy snaps of themselves instead, just like Carmella and Marco did.
Elle's working on her lap top when she spies Jay at the bar and calls him over for his fire fighting expertise. Jay doesn't have much to tell her, but when he sees Donna walk in he motions towards her with his eyes and tells Elle that 'someone' had been seen acting quite unstably at the scene of the crime. Looking nervous, Donna accidentally drops something from her purse as she scampers out of the bar away from their beady eyes.
Paul slinks in to see Kirsten and is quite shocked at the state she's in. He murmurs that he wouldn't have thought anyone would've got through a fire that big. Confused, Kirsten asks if he was there and Paul quickly mutters that he was - along with the rest of the street. He tentatively holds on to Kirsten's hand (and we see her burnt arm wrapped up in gauze), and looks like he's about to confess to leaving her when Ned and Rebecca appear at the door. Startled, Rebecca turns on her heel and Paul chases after her, trying to say that he was only there as a friend. Rebecca claims she's just there to pick up Marco's belongings, but the hurt is evident on her face.
REBECCA: It's sick isn't it. The poor girl's lying there in a hospital bed covered in burns and I see you talking to her and it hurts me. I hate myself for it, but there it is.
Everyone stares at Donna when she walks in and whispers behind their hands. Jay and Elle look over at her as she quickly runs over to retrieve her missing item, but before she can leave, two mute police officers appear in front of her. Donna freaks out.
DONNA: I didn't do it! I didn't light the fire! [Pauses] But I saw who did.
Oliver is met with an empty lounge room. He stops and stares at the newly framed portrait before Carmella emerges from the hall (and Rebecca returns with Marco's belongings). Learning that Carmella still hasn't called the Silvanis, Oliver again offers to do it himself but Carmella snaps and says she'll get on to it. Grabbing Chloe's pram, she angrily goes outside for a walk (and thank God it's a fake baby in there because that pram got more jiggled than jello just then). Oliver protests to his mum that he's only trying to help, but from the look on her face he knows he needs to butt out.
Ext: Police Station
Elle is in the midst of a press conference held by Det. Sgt. Michaela Morris. There are reporters (well, two - Pink Ranger [she's wearing a pink shirt] and McFly [he has one constantly buzzing around him]) firing questions everywhere, asking whether or not a gang of teens were involved and if the suspect they have now is unstable. Det. Sgt. Morris gives a non-response, letting them know that they have someone helping them with enquiries and that they're not a suspect at this time.
DET. SGT. MORRIS: Until then I'd advise you to keep the temperature down.
Nice time to make a pun about the heat. Except not. The press conference is abandoned and Pink Ranger mutters that the "kid" reckoned she didn't go it. McFly is all, "Yeah right". Elle gets her inquisitive face on. She's like a human mood ring.
Carmella takes out her rosary beads harking back to her time as Sister Mary Clarence (or whatever her nun name was) and starts to say an 'Our Father'. She stops midway and decides to empty out the bag of Marco's belongings instead. Locating his wedding band, it all becomes too much for Carmella and she finally lets the emotional floodgates open and breaks down.
We fade to night. Carmella has fallen asleep on the couch and Harold is tidying up the lounge for her. He places a blanket over her, but she wakes up. Harold tells her to let him know if there's anything else he can do.
CARMELLA: It's so good to have you back, Harold. I think you were sent.
HAROLD: (humble) Thank you. Oh, I only wish...
CARMELLA: I know.
He leaves and Carmella picks up the phone to make the horrible call to Marco's parents.
Elle sits at her computer, unsure about what angle to take with Donna's story because now she thinks that she's just lying to garner attention. By the look on Elle's face (mood: apprehensive), she wants to gage more of a reaction from Paul.
PAUL: [about Donna] She must have a lot of problems then.
ELLE: I don't know. People light fires for all sorts of reasons.
Agitated, Paul asks what Elle wants from him and says that it's her call. But Elle counteracts that he's the editor, therefore it's his call. She wonders what happens if she's wrong - does Donna deserve to be plastered all over the front page?
PAUL: We go to print.
Elle sighs (mood: wary)