Donna lamenting that some relationships are just right.
Paul not amused at being quizzed by Elle on his movements.
Jodie telling Elle how bad Jill is and she sympathises with her 3 kids.
Elle requesting a meeting with her dad.
Paul confessing that whilst he was there, he didn't run Jill over.
Lucas urging Elle to tell the police what she knows.
Karl telling Jill's eldest that she has died.
Elle breaks the news to Paul that Jill is dead and that she is going to go to the police to tell them all she knows. Once she tells him her “evidence”, Paul points out to her that she got it wrong before (with the bush fire) but Elle insists she is right because Jill had a claim on his money.
PAUL: I am telling the truth.
PAUL: Alright, go on, you call them if you have to, just tell them everything but you just remember you can I, we are finished.
Paul walks out and Elle picks up her mobile and calls DS Morris.
Paul enters the bar and Rebecca asks “what have you done” and after a few seconds where it looks like he wants the ground to open up and swallow him, Rebecca comes over to thank him for the flowers after saying that the weekend away was more than enough. “You're so naughty but I love you for it” she adds.
Paul zones out when she starts talking dinner arrangements and when he comes to, he says that he has something to tell her and it isn't good but before he gets a chance to say it, DS Morris and a couple of uniforms arrive wanting a chat.
Paul is in an interview room with Tim Collins as his lawyer and DS Morris goes through the formalities before the interview formally starts.
First up is what he was doing at the scene of the accident and Paul replies that he was talking to Jill, to try and make her see sense. “So you were fighting” Morris asks and Tim interrupts to say that isn't what Paul said. She formally asks if he was fighting with Jill and we first hear voiceover Jill telling Paul that she isn't going to be the family's dirty little secret followed by a flashback to Paul not being happy at Jill walking away from him. Paul finally answers the question with a “no comment”.
Morris introduces Elle's statement into the interview and adds that it doesn't look good for Paul if his daughter thinks he is guilty. Tim intervenes again to tell her she either charges Paul or lets him go and while the lawyer/officer bicker about how long Paul has been held, Paul has another flashback. This time we see the end of that flashback we saw a few seconds ago – with Paul telling her that she won't hurt his family and then taunting her if she wants to see what he is capable of. Flashback over, Morris tells Tim that she hasn't finished asking questions yet!
During Paul's police interview, we saw Elle at the bar being comforted by Rebecca and when we go to them properly, Rebecca tells Elle that while Paul may be ruthless, he isn't capable of this. Elle's silence seems to think she knows differently and she refuses to go to the police station with Rebecca.
The media mongrels are out in force as Toadie drives Rebecca and Susan (Declan has driven there independently) to the station and they pounce on Rebecca when she leaves the safety of the car. When the questioning shows no sign of letting up, Susan tells her to return to the car and Declan volunteers to stay.
Lucas gives Elle a passionate kiss and says he is really proud of her and reassures her that she did the right thing. “He's never going to forgive me” she tells him before deciding to go over and talk to Donna but the lassie is very evasive and leaves the store in a hurry.
Paul and Tim finally leave the station and are met by the pack of media wolves wanting a quote. Declan leads them to his car and Paul confirms to a journo from the Warratah Star that he intends to continue publishing the Erinsborough News.
When safely in the car, Paul thanks Declan for coming and wants him to get going but Declan isn't moving until Paul answers his question – did he do it?
DECLAN: Look me in the eye and tell me you didn't do it. Did you kill her?
PAUL: I swear to you I didn't.
Sunny is showing Donna the little love letters Zeke leaves for her but after a bit, gets the feeling that there is something wrong and wonders if its because she is now dating Zeke. Donna is fine with that and eventually admits that she isn't over Ringo despite all that happened! “He just made me feel so special” Donna laments.
Paul enters the house after being released and taking the very long way home! He asks Rebecca to let him explain but she gets in first to say he doesn't need to – she knows he didn't run Jill down because she knows “he isn't a murderer”.
School (next day)
The bell rings to signal the end of the lesson and Donna remains seated (despite needing the loo desperately!) because Ringo is still in the classroom and doesn't want to have an ‘awkward eye moment' with him but when he shows no sign of leaving, the need for the loo wins and she rushes off.
Sunny goes over to him and he denies all knowledge of staying put for the same reason as Donna was. She comes straight out and asks if he is still sweet on her and he is bemused as to who is really saying it – Donna or Sunny.
Elle comes round to talk to Susan about what happened at the police station and if the paper was covering it. Susan explains that she refused to and Elle is relived to hear that because Paul would hate for his own newspaper to turn against him.
Susan offers Elle her sympathy on how hard it has been on her but also says she did the right thing in making the statement to the police. “Everything points to him” she begins saying and Susan adds that two years ago she though Paul was capable of anything “but ever since Rebecca he's changed.”
ELLE: Do you think he is innocent?
SUSAN: All I'm saying is if there is any doubt in your mind at all then you need to stop thinking like a daughter and start thinking like a journalist. Rely on the facts.
ELLE: Keep digging.
Yes replies Susan and gives her pointers on where to start too and volunteers to help her find out the whole story.
Elle begins the digging but her first call is met with a brick. The newly arrived Lucas tells her to let the police handle it and reassures her that she didn't get it wrong. Elle points out that she is the only one to think that he isn't innocent.
ELLE: How could I think he was capable of that?
LUCAS: Because he's given you enough ammo and you know him better than anyone else.
ELLE: Maybe, but I need to know for certain.
Lucas tells her not to do this to herself, to let it go but Elle replies that she can't and begins dialling.
Paul interrupts Toadie and Steve debate about being single to ask that he represents him because he fired Tim Collins. Toadie is surprised to hear that and after ignoring Steve's comments about checking his morals at the door, Paul explains why he wants Toadie as his lawyer – Tim is the ideal lawyer for a dirty fight but “if you're innocent and want some real help then you're it.”
TOADIE: Oh well flattery gets you everywhere.
Ringo catches Sunny trying to put a bunch of flowers (tiny compared to yesterday's bouquets!) into the grill of Donna's locker and he thinks that she and Donna are together together! Once Ringo explains things to her, she immediately dispels his suggestion and explains what she was really trying to do – lull Donna into thinking that he'd given her the flowers because he likes her.
Later, Donna stares at the flowers attached to her locker and Sunny approaches to ask who sent the flowers. “Kyle” is Donna's reply before adding that she'll need to put him straight (that they are just friends). Sunny tries to get her to think of someone else but Donna replies that “there is no-one else” and “being some social loser misfit's crush is better than being no crush at all right?” she adds before leaving.
Ringo reveals himself (he was watching from behind a door) and wants details from her and Sunny admits that “it's going to be harder than I thought.”
Elle has somehow managed to rope Lucas into helping her and he comes off the phone (he's ringing round panel beaters) to say that he is onto something – a mate of his has recently repaired a car that fits the bill… it came in on the same day Jill was knocked down and its in the same suburb as Jill lived in too.
Lucas has been into see his mate and leads Elle and Susan (Susan had called round to find out how Elle's digging was going and heard about the possible lead) over to where a Ute has recently been repaired after ‘hitting a kangaroo'.
Some random guy starts walking over to them/the Ute but takes off when the trio make eye contact with him. They put 2+2 together and think he is the guy and Lucas sprints after him.
During the commercial break, Lucas has caught the guy who is still protesting that he hit a kangaroo. Susan and Elle join them and Susan goes straight for the heart-strings, telling the guy that three kids are without a mum. This works and he tells them that he didn't mean to hit her; he didn't have time to swerve because it was the fault of some guy. They press him for a description and he replies a short guy with dark hair and a grey jacket.
GUY: I think they were arguing then he pushed her out in front of my car. There's no way I could have stopped.
Toadie has reviewed Paul's case and thinks they are home and dry because the police will struggle to bring charges since there isn't a witness. Looks like he may have spoken too soon though, because DS Morris and a couple of uniforms walk into the bar wanting another chat with Paul.
An annoyed Rebecca catches up with Elle in #28 and confirms her question that Paul has been arrested. Rebecca wants to know why Elle is doing this to him and when she starts going on and on, Susan interrupts to explain that Elle/they were just trying to clear Paul's name but they had to tell the police.
REBECCA: Tell them what?
SUSAN: There was a witness. Paul didn't hit Jill Ramsay.
REBECCA: (annoyed) No, of course he didn't.
ELLE: He pushed her into the path of an oncoming car. I don't know if it was deliberate or not.
Rebecca does an impression of a stunned rabbit and Susan tries to get her to sit down, but she heads out of the house instead.