- Elle believes Steph should take the blame for the damage to the car.
- Rebecca informs Paul that Declan has threatened to leave.
- Declan disowns his friends.
- Steph is worried that she may have to move out of Ramsay Street.
- Tim can't wait to meet Toadie and Steph in court.
- Steph admits she and Lucas fought.
- Toadie tells Steph she can't mention the fight with Lucas in court.
Libby, Elle and Lucas have gathered with Steph and Toadie. Libby isn't sure about lying in court, but Toadie claims it's the only way they can help Steph. He reminds them that Steph could lose her house if Tim Collins wins; all they have to do is make sure he doesn't find out about the fight. The group agree, though they clearly are not happy about it.
Lucas brings Elle a token piece of cake to thank her.
LUCAS: You weren't just supporting her, you were supporting me.
Over at the counter, Harry is trying to persuade Kate to let him skip a school excursion, but Kate is having none of it. Dan pops in and agrees with Kate that Harry has to go, as it's still an official school day. They soon learn Harry doesn't want to go as he has no friends in the class.
Libby and Toadie are working at opposite ends of the table. Libby pipes up that she isn't happy about what Toadie is asking her to do, and he admits he knows it's not right, but he can't see any other way of helping Steph. Dan arrives back, and asks if he can borrow the Ramsay Street book to take it to someone who needs a reminder about community. Libby decides to go with him.
Dan comes over to show Harry the Ramsay Street book, but Harry isn't interested in learning about history. Kate appears to see the book, and Libby explains how it can teach them a lot.
DAN: I know you think it sounds a bit daggy, but this is actually a really cool place to live, it's a really tight community.
HARRY: Well things must've changed from the good old days then.
KATE: Susan tried to show me the book once, but it was just not the right time.
Kate is keen to take a look at the book, and Dan suggests that maybe Harry could add his own photos. Dan remarks that no one sees the street in the way that Harry does. Harry still isn't sure, but Libby and Dan head off. Kate starts to flick through the book, but then heads back to Sophie. On his own once more, Harry begins to have a look.
Having watched Declan tell his friends to leave, Paul remarks that people around him will only be able to take so much before he ends up completely on his own.
DECLAN: You're with me.
PAUL: You see, I don't think I can be after today.
PAUL: I'm not going to fund the lawsuit. It's for the best, mate.
Paul leaves Declan holding India on the sofa.
Next morning, Paul admits to Rebecca that he stopped giving the money to Declan as he thought it'd help the situation; not send him out to the bank for a loan. Rebecca understands, as Declan arrives home, having been unsuccessful at the bank.
DECLAN: I'm going to get the money somehow.
PAUL: The reason I withdrew the money is because I can see what it is doing to you, and everyone who loves you.
DECLAN: What about India?
Rebecca remarks that Declan is not doing this for India, he's doing it for himself, and that he is far too angry at the moment. Declan is annoyed that his mother isn't supporting him, but Rebecca warns him not to threaten him,
REBECCA: After everything we have been through, I deserve more than that from you.
Steph has come to visit Bridget's grave. She breaks down as she admits she wishes she could change what has happened. She lays flowers on the gravestone as Declan arrives; watching from a distance. Steph walks off in the other direction.
Declan meets with a buyer to try and sell Bridget's ring. The man informs him that he could only give him about $5000 for the ring, which seems to be less than Declan was anticipating. Watching Declan's expression fall, the buyer realises that the item still has sentimental value to Declan, who admits, maybe now isn't quite the time to be selling it.
Back at home, Declan admits to his mum that he's been acting like a jerk. Rebecca agrees, but gives her son a hug all the same, glad that they can talk once more. Spotting the ring, Rebecca reminds him how beautiful it looked on Bridget, and that one day he can give it to India.
Harry is looking through some photos of Bridget to put into the Ramsay Street Book as Kate pops home. Kate is pleased to see Harry getting stuck into the book. Toadie pops over to find Callum, but the kids aren't about. Kate is impressed at how much responsibility Toadie has taken on for looking after the book, and how much Harold must've trusted him...
KATE: He is so proud of you, especially at becoming a lawyer. He says you are 'one of the good guys'.
Toadie heads off, rather sheepishly. Kate notices the photo's Harry took of Declan and Bridget just before she died. Kate suggests he takes some of them over to Declan.
Harry hands Declan the photos. Declan thanks him, and starts to look through them. Harry quietly leaves.
Dan tries talking about the book to Libby, but she is too busy overhearing Declan's conversation with Tim. Declan admits to Tim that he can no longer afford his fees. Tim offers a no-win no-fee policy; it's for the community after all. Libby watches on as they shake hands.
Outside, Dan jokes at how secretive Susan is being about the pregnancy and hopes it doesn't run in the genes. Lib's mind however is elsewhere as she spots Toadie sitting alone at a table. Libby asks that Dan goes ahead and she'll catch him up. Walking over to see Toadie, he asks her not to say anything as he's already trying to figure out a different plan. Libby leaves him to his thoughts as he recalls the conversation he had earlier with Kate about how Harold trusted him so much.
Toadie gathers the troops and thanks them all for coming. He admits that they can't continue to lie to the courts, and Steph is relieved. Toadie asks Steph how many steering nuts she's forgotten to tighten in the past (the cause of this accident), and she admits this one would've been the first.
The group have gathered at the garage, where Toadie gets Steph to talk through everything she did on the service to the Parkers' car. Lying on the ground, Steph recalls the exact procedures she did. Jumping up, she claims that she most definitely tightened the steering nut.
TOADIE: Are you sure?
STEPH: Absolutely, 100%. I don't know how that nut got loose, but it wasn't because of me.
LIBBY: Okay, so how then?
LUCAS: Maybe someone tampered with it?
Lucas explains how the car was left outside after the service, so anyone could've got to the car.
Libby has met up with Dan and explains to him that the Parkers' car must've been tampered with. Harry and Kate overhear as Libby tells him what Steph had remembered about the service. Dan doesn't see how anyone could've tampered with the car, until Libby reveals that it had been left sitting outside the garage.
Dan pulls up in his car and parks outside. Looking about, he notices that the security camera from Grease Monkeys overlooks the garage forecourt. Ken, the manager, starts to get suspicious...
KEN: Planning a robbery?
DAN: Dan Fitzgerald, Erinsborough High Principal.
KEN: I thought school principals got paid alright.
Dan asks if he can take a look at the footage of the video camera.
Dan is taking a look through the footage of the garage forecourt when he spots a clip of a guy walking across to the Parkers' car. Zooming in on the clip, he realises it is Johnno.