- Rachel telling Elle in an interview that she couldn't be happier.
- Libby telling Dan that both he and Lucas are gutless.
- Dan telling Libby that he's now Head of Senior School.
- Susan reading the headline on the paper about Rachel and Angus.
- Dan accusing Rachel of not writing her own essay – he thinks Angus did it; Lib laying into Angus – it's nothing to do with Rach, it's all about him and Lucas.
- Angus telling Paul that Rachel has parent teacher interviews, and saying he'll go with her.
Erinsborough High School
Rachel and Angus are leaving the school, and walk into a pack of journalists who hound them about their relationship. Angus shoves one of the photographers, and screams at Heather to shut up. Susan and Karl watch from the school.
The couple storm home, and Angus can't believe how they were all trying to get him so angry.
ANGUS: Why can't they just leave us alone?
RACH: Because we went and sold our story when we should've just kept our mouths shut.
ANGUS: That was our side of the story.
RACH: No, it was your side.
ANGUS: I thought you wanted to do it.
RACH: I only agreed to it because we were broke.
Rachel reminds Angus that he told Paul about the parent teacher interviews, and tells him it's not her fault no-one will give him a job. It clicks with her that they're never going to leave her alone, and she hates her family thinking she's a cheat. Angus comforts her.
The General Store
CALLUM: Hey, it's Dan the man!
DAN: Hey! It's Callum the...er, mallum.
CALLUM: (shaking his head) Don't sweat it.
Dan tells his mate to take a seat, and Callum says he's been setting up a webcam for the Parkers to talk to Mickey. He's worried about Dan fighting with Toadie – cos if it gets punchy, Cal will have to take Toadie's side. Bless. Callum also thinks that Dan hitting Lucas made things worse with Libby, and made him look like a total idiot. Dan promises he won't ever do that again.
Steve and Miranda have gotten coffees, and they're surprised that Didge has been skipping school. They almost start fighting over it, but agree that their daughter needs to be back in her own home. Miranda suggests that Steve moves home for Didge's sake.
Night time. Rachel and Angus lie on the sofa, quietly. Rach admits this is much harder than she thought. Angus tries to convince her they'll be fine, but the uncertainty is all over her face. Angus promises to sort it all out.
The next morning, Rachel is up for school, but Angus has gone out to get a paper. She makes cereal with water, they've run out of milk. Susan comes to the door, and tells her that she read her assignment last night – as did Karl. They know it was hers, and that she hasn't cheated with it. Susan apologises for ever disbelieving her. Tearfully, Susan says she doesn't ever want to lose her daughter, no matter where she goes or who she's with.
She asks Rach to put her cereal down so she can hug her. Rachel does.
SUSAN: (sniffing) You drive me nuts, you know that?
Angus returns home and doesn't seem pleased that she and Rachel are chatting and getting along. Susan says hi to Angus, and moves to leave. As she does:
SUSAN: I couldn't bear to lose you.
RACHEL: You never will.
Susan leaves, and Rachel tells Angus she thinks it's going to be a good day. He tells her it might be their lucky day because, and – wait for it, they're moving to South Australia. Well. That's not something that would make me leap for joy, that's for sure.
Cut to later, and Angus is telling that half the country has gone to Western Australia for the mining boom, and the rest have gone East. So, that leaves a grand total of zero in South Aus, does it?
ANGUS: There's nobody there.
Apparently it does.
He's committed to being north of Adelaide tomorrow – it's labouring work (no-one else will employ him because of his record). Rachel tells him that this is home to her, but he reminds her of the front headline in the paper.
ANGUS: It will just me you and me. Can't you see it? I'll go to work and you'll go to school. We'll be together. Don't look at it as forever, okay? It will just be a temporary thing.
ANGUS: Two, three years. Four at the most.
Rachel doesn't look happy, but Angus says he wants to prove to the Ks that he can look after her. He gets on his knees and begs her. She asks him to get up, but he refuses until she says yes. They hug, but Rachel's not sure.
Miranda is chatting to Mickey on the webcam, thanks to Callum, who stands next to her. Mickey wants to know where Steve is, so Randa tells him Steve's at work. Cal goes to get Jake for him. Mickey tells his aunt that Ned is at the hospital with Kirsten – he's there every day before and after work. Miranda doesn't think that's much fun for Mickey.
Callum brings Jake in, then Steve appears in his dressing gown, and Mickey wants to know why he's in his night stuff if he's in his dressing gown. Steve lies about just having had a shower.
Mickey has to run to get a lift to school.
Miranda and Steve discuss Didge, and Steve thinks he could come home and sleep in Ned's room.
Rachel comes home and calls out for Susan who's not there. She pets Audrey, and takes a photo of the Ks, her and Zeke to put in her bag. She also packs a pic of her, Zeke, Didge, Dec and Ringo. She picks up Crispy the pony, but changes her mind, and puts him back on the bed.
Rachel writes a note and leaves it on the dining table. She takes one last look around the house, and leaves.
Rachel returns home with a small bag and lies to Angus that she has said goodbye to her family.
ANGUS: Thank you for doing this for me.
RACH: I'm doing this for us. Don't you forget it.
They pick up the last of their belongings and leave the flat.
Dan picks up a trophy and looks at it – but Callum wanders in. Dan complains that Callum shouldn't be wagging school; Callum complains that neither should Dan. Dan tells Cal he got the trophy for tap dancing.
CALLUM: And that's why there's a bike on the top.
CALLUM: Did you steal it?
DAN: BACK TO SCHOOL, NOW!
CALLUM: Alright, already!
Libby is coming in as Callum leaves, and Cal warns Lib that Dan's cranky. She passes him Rachel's previous psych essays so he can see that she wasn't cheating. Libby dials Rachel's number, and tells Dan to apologise. Dan takes the phone but says it went to voicemail.
LIB: You're pathetic. Picking on a kid because you're mad at me.
They snipe at each other about each others' personal qualities before Libby strops out.
Lib comes home, as Karl and Susan come in from the garden. They are covered in straw, and Susan's having a go at Karl.
SUSAN: I told you, Karl, they don't like the piped muzak.
KARL: Stop whinging, would you, and think of the eggs.
KARL: (noticing Lib) Hello, sweetheart.
LIBBY: You alright?
SUSAN: Your father's poultry made a break for freedom out of stalag 17.
KARL: I love the way it's my poultry when there's a crisis...
LIBBY: How long have you been out there?
KARL: Not long –
SUSAN: Hours –
Libby picks straw out of Susan's hair in a way that makes you hope they were up to more than rescuing hens.
Karl puts the kettle on, and Libby says she's mad at Dan – she can't stand him, especially after the accusations he made about Rachel. She admits that Rachel was just a scapegoat, when it was all about her and him. But, after going on about it, she declares she doesn't want to talk about Dan.
She sees the note from Rachel, and Susan reads it, becoming visibly upset. Karl goes to his wife, and reads the note.
KARL: Oh...no. No.
In the car, Rachel smiles at Angus, who looks over at her. He turns back to the road, and a tear drops down her cheek. She tells him to stop the car.
He pulls up, and Rachel gets up and walks away. Angus chases her and she tells him she lied – she didn't say goodbye to Karl and Susan; she didn't even tell Zeke. She just left a note. He offers to go there now and tell them.
ANGUS: What does no mean?
RACH: It means no.
Angus challenges her on loving him – he wants her with him.
ANGUS: Please. Listen to your heart. Don't think about anyone else, and make the choice that you want.
Karl and Susan are racing out the house, Susan desperately wanting to catch up with Rachel. She just wants to say goodbye. But Karl, Suse and Libby all stop short when they see Angus' car in the street, with Angus and Rachel hugging outside it.
Cue a romantic song.
Rachel and Angus hug and kiss. A lot.
Karl and Susan stand outside the house, waiting, hopeful. Libby stands behind them.
Rachel gets her bag and a suitcase from the car. Susan looks ever hopeful, and Karl takes her arms and puts his head against hers.
Rachel looks over at them, all waiting for her. She looks back at Angus and his terrible t-shirt.
Rachel makes her choice, and walks away from Angus. Susan is gobsmacked, and Karl looks at his wife, smiling, knowing how happy this makes her. Rachel drops her bag and case and, sobbing, runs straight for Susan, throwing her arms around her.
With Rachel crying on Susan's shoulder, Karl and Libby surround them, whilst Angus and his t-shirt get into the car and drive off.