Miranda telling Steve she wants a divorce.
Susan telling Ringo and Zeke if they want to fight, they do it properly.
Andrew proposing to Rebecca.
Bridget asking Declan to leave the house.
Rachel telling Karl and Susan she's not taking the scholarship to London.
Zeke telling Ty to make Rachel go to London.
Ty telling Rachel their relationship is over.
Rachel thinks that Ty is telling her it's over just so that she'll leave and go to London. He retorts back that he's giving up on his music, and he's giving up on them. Rachel really finds it hard to take his word for this, but Ty insists that he doesn't care about her – but he admits he used to.
Bright and breezy, Rebecca arrives for work and says that it's a beautiful day; Rachel runs out crying. Rebecca wonders what's going on, and he throws his guitar on the floor in anger. It smashes.
Susan is trying to get Zeke to rethink the fight with Ringo – clearly forgetting that it was her idea.
ZEKE: If he wants a fight, it's a fight til death.
SUSAN: Oh don't talk like that.
ZEKE: You're the one who suggested the boxing match.
SUSAN: Well that was just to try and stop you slugging it out in some alleyway somewhere.
Rachel comes in all angry and upset, telling her brother that Ty split up with her and it's his fault. Unremorseful and unemotional, Zeke tells her it was the right thing to do because she wants to go to London.
SUSAN: That wasn't your place, Zeke.
ZEKE: If everyone just said what they were thinking, the world would be a better place. How you get to go to London and do what you want.
He leaves for school.
RACHEL: What I want is my little brother back.
Susan reassures her.
Ty puts his smashed guitar into its case. Rebecca is worried about him, and suggests he take the day off, which Ty gratefully agrees to.
Declan comes into the bar and Becca wonders why he's not at school before realising that it's his AFL assessment day. Dec starts to talk about the assessment when:
DECLAN: What do you mean, what? You're doing that face, the I've Got To Tell You Something face.
REBECCA: I'm not s...I'm not doing a face.
DECLAN: You're doing it now!
REBECCA: No, I'm not, I don't have...
DECLAN: Mum, just tell me.
Rebecca tells Declan about her engagement...
DECLAN: Oh, you're not back together with Paul, are you?
REBECCA: No! No, no, no! Certainly not! No!
DECLAN: So who are we talking about, then?
REBECCA: Andrew Simpson...?
Declan looks like he might be sick – and then he sees his mum's engagement ring.
DECLAN: Isn't that a bit sudden?
Well, at least he has the guts to say what the audience is thinking. They've barely dated!!! Rebecca goes on a bit much about the fact that he's a nice guy who cares for her, and she can really trust him...
Declan states that he's happy if she's happy, and asks her for a note for school so he can make his AFL assessment in time. Before she writes the note, he gives her a big hug and congratulates her again. Hugging, Becca looks anything but thrilled.
Miranda is preparing breakfast in a suit.
STEVE: Is this part of the new you?
MIRANDA: Just because I don't look like an old tea-towel? I've got a job interview at Lassiters.
Miranda reminds Steve she only invited him around so they could talk to Bridget. Sitting around the breakfast table Steve tells his daughter that they've decided to go ahead with the divorce, and their actions should not affect her decision about study or the baby. Didge tells her parents that she thinks they're making the right decision; after all, happy endings are for fairytales.
Libby's back at school – she'd go crazy staying at home for the next nine months. Plus, she'd get very few storylines. Declan runs past them, off to his assessment, and they wish him luck. Walking past the lockers, he sees Bridget looking really unhappy, but she says she doesn't want to talk about it.
Ringo catches up with Declan – they need to leave for their AFL assessment now, or they'll be late. Declan tells his mate to go without him – he needs to do something first.
Wandering around the corner, Declan sees Didge upset in the corridor. She tells him about her parents' divorce, and how this is one more thing on top of everything else at the moment. He hugs her, and reassures her that she and the baby will be just fine. Bridget wants him to get to his AFL assessment, so he runs off, past Rachel and Zeke on the way.
Didge is pleased to see Zeke back at school, and Zeke is telling his sister that the scholarship is a good thing, and she needs to put herself first for once. Donna and Bridget overhear, and want to know what's going on – where is their friend going?
Cut to the Kennedys', where Didge, Donna and Rach have looked up a flight to London for that afternoon. They sit on the sofa together confronted by the suddenness of it all. Donna thinks it's all way too soon, but Bridget reminds her that staying means going to uni and never taking any risks. Rachel stares at the flight website, and hits ‘confirm'.
DONNA: Oh my God.
DIDGE: You're not allowed to forget us.
They hug together on the sofa.
AFL Footy Ground
The training session has already started when Declan rocks up late. He apologies and begs forgiveness, but the trainer is unrelenting: Dec will have to go back to the Dingoes where he can turn up late and have a laugh every day. Dec is gutted. Ringo comes over to see his mate and Declan tells him he's been given the boot.
Wishing his friend luck, Declan runs off.
Susan is telling Karl that Rachel and Ty have broken up, and Zeke was so unsympathetic.
KARL: Do you remember when family was a refuge?
SUSAN: Ha, vaguely.
KARL: Let's just have one crisis at a time.
Susan's phone rings – it's Rachel, and she wants to see her parents at home straight away.
KARL: Another crisis. They just keep stacking up.
As the Ks leave, Rebecca comes in to see her son, and offer him comfort. Declan knows it was his fault that he missed out on the AFL team, and explains what happened with Bridget. Rebecca tells Declan that she didn't need him to be a footy star, but Declan says he wanted to be able to put his mum through school so that she could do something she really wanted, and never have to work again.
Rebecca tells her son he's thoughtful, kind generous, and all he's proved is that he cares about someone else.
REBECCA: And anyway, you know with an AFL career that...one injury, and it's all over, isn't it? At least this way you'll be able to start a career that uses that gigantic intellect of yours...or that beautiful handsome face...
She kisses and hugs him and tells him it won't always hurt this much. Rebecca doesn't look too happy, though.
Back in the land of the Ks, Karl and Susan are shocked to hear that their daughter is leaving for London so soon. Susan hugs her tightly, and reminds her that she can come back any time she wants to, for anything. They'll miss her, and they're proud of her.
Rachel asks them not to be too hard on Zeke – he only did it for her because he cares. She goes to pack her Winter things, and Susan tells Karl she's not ready for this. He puts his arm around her.
The Local Park
At a local park, Dec is kicking the ball around. He sees Didge coming over, clapping him. She calls him to her, and he cries on her shoulder about what happened with the AFL assessment. He really wanted to be someone.
DIDGE: You are somebody.
DECLAN: I've missed you.
DIDGE: Me too.
Miranda is collecting some bread, whilst Steve is buying a meal for himself – he can't keep blowing the budget on hotel room service after all. Making an effort, Steve asks Miranda how her interview went, and she coldly tells him it was fine. Zeke arrives to invite the Parkers to Rachel's farewell and, despite not knowing she was leaving, they seem relatively unconcerned that it's happened so quickly. Steve is pleased though – now he doesn't have to buy dinner.
Ty sits at a nearby table, and Zeke thanks him for whatever he said to Rachel, because his sister deserves this scholarship. Ty wants Rachel to know that he cares for her, but Zeke doesn't want Ty to wreck Rachel's chances, so he tells him to find a way of letting Rachel know after she's gone.
Over at the Ks' place, the party has begun. Libby and Rach discuss her coming back when she has the baby.
LIB: Yes, aunty Rachel – you'd better not do a Mal and stay over there.
Libby goes, leaving Rachel and Susan to chat. Susan suggests that Alex would be telling Rachel to use this as a stepping stone to Oxford Uni, and Rachel promises her mother that she won't waste this opportunity, despite losing her focus recently.
SUSAN: I'll tell you what, though, if I knew this was coming I would have put a lot more hugs in the bank.
Karl puts his arm around his wife and jokingly suggests they should get an exchange student to help them in the garden.
DONNA: You guys should seriously think about it! You could audition people! It would be like ‘Ramsay Street Idol'.
SUSAN: Ha ha. I think what this house could use is a bit of peace and quiet.
DONNA: No! Having an English guy here would be so cool...and hot.
KARL: No, Donna.
The Ks go to put Rachel's luggage in the car. Donna asks Rachel if she can come and stay with her.
DONNA: I think Topshop is my spiritual home. It's calling me.
DONNA: ...it's calling.
Declan and Bridget arrive to say goodbye to their friend, and even Declan thinks it will be weird without all of Rachel's issues.
Melbourne Avalon Airport
Rachel is running to the gate, Karl, Susan and her friends following close behind. At the gate, Rachel turns to Susan in tears and throws her arms around her, thanking her for everything. Crying, she apologises for all the trouble she caused her, but Susan reminds her she was just growing up.
Seemingly missing out Karl for a hug, she turns to Bridget, Donna and Declan for hugs, before giving Ringo a kiss. Lastly, she turns to Zeke who hands her a letter from Ty which she's not allowed to open until she's left.
Crying, she tells Zeke not to fight with Ringo, and to look after himself, Karl and Susan. She hugs Susan one last time, tells them she loves them, and goes through to the gate.
Unable to control her curiosity, she opens the letter from Ty. Cue quirky voiceover. Ty tells Rachel that what he said to her was a lie – he has to put her first, and he does love her.
Just at that moment, Ty runs through the airport, and Rachel instinctively turns around to see him through the glass door. The security guards won't let Rachel back out, nor Ty in. They stand at the door, hands ‘touching' through the glass. Feeling sorry for his sister, Zeke put his rucksack on a chair and reports it as a suspicious bag to the security guards who leave the doors to investigate. Whilst the guards are gone, Ty bursts through the door and hugs and kisses Rachel goodbye.
The guards push Ty back through the door, and Rachel finally leaves, her friends and family waving, crying, and blowing kisses.
See ya, Rachel. It's been a great three years, and we'll miss having you around.