- Elle “wanting more” for Lucas
- Karl being shown Zeke's broken helmet and being told that there's not much hope of him having survived.
- Karl telling Susan about Zeke being in his dream and saying he will find him.
- Kelly touching Zeke's bag and having a vision
- Kelly telling Karl not to give up hope.
- Susan laying into Kelly about her visit to Karl.
- The Kennedys getting a phone call from the police asking them to identify a critically ill patient they believe may be Zeke.
Karl and Susan are hurrying out to the car with Rachel hot on their heals. She wants to go with them but Susan doesn't want her to. Karl thinks they should let her join them, but Susan asks what if they can't identify him?
SUSAN: Sweetheart, with the injuries that he has we don't know what sort of state he'll be in, I don't want you to see that. Just wait here, alright?
Susan hugs Rachel to her but Rachel, as ever, remains numb. Staring into the distance. Karl and Susan drive away.
On the other side of the street Elle is unloading shopping with the help of Tegan, Simon and Paul. Paul wants to know how long Tegan and Simon will be staying, Elle agrees that they drive her crazy too but she thinks they make Donna happy.
PAUL: She spends half her time yelling at the girl.
ELLE: Tegan, the girl's name is Tegan.
A rather swanky sports car pulls up and a rather suave looking Lucas steps out. Elle looks most impressed and Lucas is treated to a slightly more adult shining-Taylah-effect™ all soft focus, slo-mo and sexy soundtrack. He takes his shades off and asks Elle if she's free for lunch. She wants to know what the car and the suit are all about.
LUCAS: Well I've always appreciated fine automobiles and you said you liked the suit.
We leave things to simmer on the street.
Kelly thinks its time she and Toadie acted like adults and discussed their problems so has brought around a pizza as a peace offering. He invites her in and they join Callum and Mickey who are playing on a Wii (just thought I'd share my limited gaming knowledge with you there!). They leap upon the pizza like ravenous wolf cubs. Callum asks Kelly if she can use her “sense thing” all the time. Toadie feels he is getting a message that Callum should stop talking about superstitious mumbo-jumbo. Callum senses he and Mickey should leave.
Toadie tries to make small talk but Kelly thinks they probably have bigger things to talk about. Toadie makes it clear that anything he has to say on the matter Susan has already said. He asks if they can just hang out and enjoy themselves, but Kelly thinks that would be a bad idea.
TOADIE: Oh Kelly, don't.
KELLY: Don't what? Discuss our problems like rational adults. Forget it Jarrod.
Harold has made him and Rachel some lunch, but put too much chilli in it for Rachel. He offers to make her an omelette but she tells him she's really not hungry. She still thinks she should be with Karl and Susan rather than staying and coping alone. Harold points out that she's not alone and that she's not coping.
RACHEL: Who says that I'm not coping? I'm out there, doing stuff, getting on with my life!
HAROLD: As long as it's your own life you're getting on with. I'm sorry, but I just don't seem to recognise the girl that I'm looking at.
Rachel storms off leaving Harold feeling a bit helpless. Don't worry Hazza, it's the kind of tough love she needs.
Lucas reveals the lunch setting to Elle. She is pleasantly surprised and wonders what it is all in aid of. Lucas says it's a thank you for helping him realise his potential. He clicks for the waitress to bring champagne. Lucas' phone rings – it's business and he makes it clear to the guy on the other end of the phone that he is no push over. The waitress comes over to give them the lunch options, but Lucas cuts her off ordering them both crayfish. Elle is unimpressed as Lucas continues his loud, brash conversation.
Bairnsdale Regional Hospital
The doctor is trying to prepare Karl and Susan for what they are about to see, but Karl cuts him off explaining that he's a doctor too and has seen his fair share of severe injuries. The doctor gently reminds him that there are always cases that surprise. There is some brain activity but the chances of meaningful recovery are negligible. There has been some reaction to pain stimulus, which Karl sees as a positive thing seeing as he's young and strong. He could pull through. The doctor asks if they're ready to see whether it is Zeke.
The ward is silent apart from the noise of the life support machines. The name above the bed is simple DOE John. Dr Sibbett pulls back the curtain and through the window we see Karl and Susan's shocked expressions; half disappointed, half thankful, both upset by the boy's injuries.
After the break, Karl and Susan are coming to terms with what they have seen. Susan sits hunched over staring into space. Karl knows that it is selfish, but is glad it wasn't Zeke in that bed. Susan sits mutely, wanting to block it all out. Karl admits that she was right not to let Rachel come. Taking a deep breath, Susan wonders when it is all going to end.
KARL:(resolutely) When we find him.
SUSAN:(her voice breaking with emotion) What if we never do? What if we never know? (half pleading) Karl?
Wearily she admits that she can't live like this and gets up and walks away leaving Karl upset and conflicted between supporting his wife and holding onto his hopes that are slipping further away.
Callum comes back home from Mickey's and wants to know why Toadie is being so mean to Kelly. Toad tries to fob him off with the old “it's adult stuff” chestnut. Callum wonders why he has to tell him everything if he has a fight with Mickey, but when the situation is reversed, Toadie doesn't have to say anything. Callum thinks Toadie is jealous that Kelly has “the Sense” and he doesn't.
TOADIE: Mate, I'm a science guy. I don't believe in the senses or whatever you want to call them.
CALLUM: Why are you reading the stars?
The crayfish has arrived and Lucas is still talking, after all he has all day and he's only having lunch with “the girlfriend”…well, until the girlfriend snatches his phone and sticks it in the crayfish. Elle says this game is pathetic and if Lucas has a problem he should talk to her. He sarcastically replies that he is just trying to reach his potential, she wanted the guy in the flash suit, she got it. Elle retorts that wearing a flash suit doesn't mean he has to be a condescending pig.
ELLE: I want a man who isn't afraid to use his talents.
LUCAS: Afraid? Right. Let's face it, you like the idea of slumming it with a bit or rough trade for a while but long term you want the big end of town.
ELLE: No, I want a man, not a spoiled little brat.
LUCAS: Spoiled? Oh ha ha haa, why don't you look in the mirror princess?
Paul is reading “The Art of War” while Tegan and Simon squabble over whether cats are better than dogs. Paul doesn't understand why they're not out shoplifting or organising parties on YouSpace.
PAUL: Yeah, that's right. It is my space, now go on take it somewhere else will you?
Just then Elle storms in and orders Tegan and Simon out of the room. She starts to rant and Paul correctly guesses that Lucas dressed up to prove a point. Elle argues that she's not shallow enough just to want a nice car and suit but Paul isn't convinced. She admits it would make for a nice change and Paul points out that she's using the word “change” again. He tells her that secretly its every girls dream to find a bloke with potential and change him for the better.
PAUL: You could bring home the devil himself and it would be, “Dad, don't worry, underneath he's a really nice guy.”
He tells her that we are what we are, but she thinks that's just in his messed up world. He asks how her world works.
ELLE: Well you meet someone you like and then the best bits of your personality rub off on them and it makes you a better person.
PAUL: Oh I see. So what part of Lucas rubbed off on you? Or is it just Lucas that's got to change?
Elle flounces off and Paul has a little chuckle to himself.
Lucas hangs his suit in a locker and slams the door all angry.
Elle deletes a photo of her and Lucas from her phone and glumly snuggles up to Cat (the cat).
It's musical montage time.
Bairnsdale Regional Hospital
Susan stands alone outside the hospital fighting back tears. Her phone rings and she steals herself to answer it as the music plays “but a childless mother, oh a childless mother. There's nothing sader in this world.” The camera pans across and we see Karl standing in the distance watching her.
Rachel puts down her phone and blankly turns from the table, gets up and walks away leaving Harold to put two and two together. She goes into Zeke's room and catches sight of Zeke's chess trophy, which is placed next to a picture of the two of them. She picks up the trophy and stares at it before in a fit of rage she throws it across the room smashing it. She composes herself again; her face once more expressionless.
Bairnsdale Regional Hospital
Karl joins Susan who is still stood, gazing into the middle distance, a tear silently trickling down her face, her expression simply heart aching sadness. Exhausted by grief she confesses that she just wants to sleep. To shut everything out and sleep.
KARL: You do what you need to do. I'm here.
SUSAN: No you're not.
KARL: Yes I am.
She turns abruptly and meets his gaze and sees that he is sincere. He admits that Zeke is gone and she lets out a whimper. Karl's voice cracks with emotion as he says out loud what he has been trying to deny for so long.
Finally hearing his admission, Susan crumbles into tears. Grief too overcomes Karl and be begins to sob. She leans into him and he puts his arms around her hugging her tightly. They stand beneath the blossom tree grieving together for their boy and the loss of hope of finding him again.
Lucas and Toadie are having a beer and Kelly and Elle sit in the background. Toadie is offloading to Lucas who seems thoroughly fed up. He asks whether Toadie realises that he's been talking about his feelings for half an hour. Toadie is appalled at himself.
Over at the girly table Elle is talking shoes. She found a perfect pair, dressy but not too flashy, just the way she likes them. She didn't buy them though, they didn't have her size. Kelly says there's nothing like a good pair of shoes. If you find the right ones they can last a lifetime. They look over to Lucas and Toadie.
Lucas doesn't see why Toadie can't let Kelly be who she is. He should just deal with her so-called “supernatural weirdness”. Elle comes over and Toadie gets the hint he's not wanted. He goes home to watch The Notebook (excellent film!). Elle tells Lucas that she's angry but only because of the way he went about making his point. She thinks it was pretty childish. He gets up to leave.
ELLE: Hey at least I'm trying here.
LUCAS: What because bogan Lucas needs all the help he can get?
ELLE: You know what, you've got one massive chip on your shoulder.
LUCAS: Only when I hang out with little rich girls who treat me like a project.
ELLE: You know what, if you were happy with who you are, you wouldn't be this angry.
LUCAS: I'm only angry that I got sucked in by you in the first place.
It's the first day back of school and Kelly calls around to see if Callum and Mickey need a lift. Toadie admits that he's been a jerk, but thinks that the point is that they disagree on something and they don't have to make it into a big deal. He's cool with whatever her beliefs are. She realises he doesn't understand what it's all about and explains that she went to see Karl because he was in pain and she thought she could help him, but Toadie made her feel like she was trying to torture him for kicks. She needs him to support her not make her feel bad about herself. The sense thing is a part of her. He apologises but she thinks it's too late.