- Libby telling Susan that there are three people in her marriage.
- Karl telling Libby she can't put a deposit on number 32 without discussing it with Dan.
- Libby finding out that Dan transferred $12,000 into Sam's account
- Donna working really hard
- Paul telling Donna to go back to school - take it or leave it. She leaves.
Rebecca comes downstairs and asks where Donna is.
Donna has her bags.
Rebecca asks where Donna is again. Paul says Donna's gone.
Donna approaching number 28, where Susan and Ringo are. Ringo asks what's going on and Donna says Paul finally got what he wanted - her out of the house.
SUSAN: He threw you out?
Paul tells Rebecca what he said to Donna, and that she chose to leave.
REBECCA: And you just let her?
PAUL: Well I couldn't rugby tackle her to the ground, could I?
Rebecca is unamused and wonders what Elle will say.
RINGO: You should ring Elle.
Ringo asks where Donna is going to stay, and she looks to Susan. It's just for a few nights. Susan, of course, says OK and Donna hugs her.
Rebecca is about to head out and go after Donna. Paul tells her not to, as Donna will be back in the morning.
REBECCA: And what if she's not?
PAUL: Well, we'll get ourselves another pet - maybe a chimpanzee this time.
REBCCA: [she scoffs] The only baboon around here is you!
Rebecca storms out and Paul mimics her tone of voice to himself.
Susan tells Karl to set the table for one more. Ringo tells Karl that Donna will be staying for a while, when Karl realises it's Paul that's causing the trouble he's more than happy for her to stay!
Rebecca comes in and asks Donna if she's OK. Donna tells Rebecca that her job is everything to her, and Rebecca suggests she comes home and they can talk about it.
DONNA: Rebecca, it's not home, not really. I'm not even a part of your family.
REBECCA: Oh Donna, you are family to us.
All the same, Donna is still going to stay. Ringo pipes up and says that Paul hasn't ever wanted her there anyway - he's done this before. Donna tries to silence Ringo but Rebecca demands to know more!
Rebecca is having it out with Paul about the first time he tried to throw her out - if she dobbed on Elle. Paul admits he'd forgotten all about that, which Rebecca says makes it worse. Paul thinks it'll all blow over.
REBECCA: Darling, that girl feels completely insecure and rejected and this is all you have to say about it?
She gives him 24 hours to get Donna back.
It's the next morning and the Kennedy household are having breakfast. Donna is relieved that she has the day off, as Saffron's gone to Sydney and Donna wasn't worth the plane ticket. Karl thinks that's mean, but Donna isn't too worried by it! She helps herself to cereal, as Karl and Susan are heading out for breakfast to meet Libby and Dan, who is back from New Zealand.
Paul comes in to speak to Donna.
DONNA: Rebecca sent you?
PAUL: Why is it when I decide to do something decent people automatically assume that Rebecca forced me into it.
Karl and Susan exchange glances and smile. Paul tries to convince Donna to come home with him.
PAUL: You don't want to live here do you? I mean, Karl first thing in the morning, that's got to be a bit ugly, hasn't it?
DONNA: He's a lot nicer than you are.
Paul tries to persuade her - he doesn't care if she doesn't go to school, he just wants her home. Donna thinks that's the problem - he doesn't care. Paul leaves.
Karl and Susan have called round for breakfast, they're surprised to see Libby minus Dan. Libby explains that Lucas has gone to pick Dan up, and Ben and Callum have gone too. Libby admits that she hasn't talked to Dan about the money yet. Speak of the devil - in walk the boys. Callum and Ben are excited to have new t-shirts/jumpers form Dan. Dan has bought Libby some flowers, she looks pretty unimpressed, but thanks him.
In an attempt to break the tension, Susan welcomes Dan home with a hug. Lucas makes his exit, and Karl and Susan are about to do the same - but Ben and Callum are upset, they wanted breakfast. Dan doesn't think he's too tired and so off they all go!
Karl tentatively asks about Sam. Dan explains that she's OK and getting it together, and so is Emma.
DAN: As long as Sam is alright, so is Emma. And that's always been my main concern, making sure that she is provided for.
Libby is dead silent, just looking at her plate. Tension-breaker Susan offers coffee. No-one wants any, and Karl goes to get the bill, Dan offers and Karl thinks they should go halves. Dan insists on getting the bill and takes out his wallet.
LIBBY: Oh, you brought your card back did you? I thought you might have left that with Sam as well.
Libby leaves and Dan goes after her.
Dan tries to explain to Libby why he gave Sam the money. He gets annoyed - knowing she would react like this. He couldn't leave until he knew she was OK. Libby is worried about the money and getting a home loan for their baby- how is Sam ever going to pay them back.
LIBBY: We were meant to move into Steph's house this week!
Libby explains that it was all arranged and she had to hear from a stranger about the money. Dan is frustrated - how is it OK for her to use their money and not consult him?
LIBBY: Do you still love her? Is that what it is?
DAN: Urgh, no wonder....
LIBBY: Just tell me...!
DAN: Don't be stupid Libby!
Dan walks off, leaving Libby looking upset.
Dan's talking to Lucas. Lucas wonders why he didn't just ring Libby to tell her and Dan admits that he didn't want all the arguing. But now he's got more of it! However, Sam is sorted so that's a weight off his mind. Lucas thinks he's almost happy at handing out the money.
DAN: It wasn't ideal Lucas, but I had to do it. [Lucas scoffs] What?
Lucas is sort of siding with Libby on this one.
Paul's bought gifts and muffins for Donna. Rebecca and Susan are keen to watch and see how it goes.
Paul attempts to bribe Donna with the muffins, but she refuses - even though they are the last in the shop. He tries to bribe her with shoes he got for her.
PAUL: I even knew your size, how's that for caring?
Donna tells him that tan isn't her colour - and if he knew anything about her, he'd know that. Although, I think she does like the shoes. Donna walks out.
REBECCA: Humiliating. What's your next trick?
Rebecca thinks Paul is going to have to up his game, he's always been so good at getting people to do what he wants them to.
PAUL: People - yes. Donna - no.
Paul wonders if Rebecca will talk to Donna for him. Rebecca declines - he'll have to use his persuasive powers for good and not evil.
Dan comes in and apologises to Libby - what he did was wrong. Dan is pleased Sam can cope on her own now and he's going to talk to her and have no more contact. As for the money, they'll sort it out automatically online, they'll be no reason to have to talk to one another about it. Libby thanks him and they hug. Dan promises they'll get the house somehow, it might just not be yet. Libby admits she's been thinking about that.
Karl and Susan are sitting on the sofa at number 30. Whilst they're there, Dan explains to Karl and Susan that he's broken off all contact with Sam.
LIBBY: Actually, there's something we want to ask you.
KARL: The answer is yes - we'll lend you the money for the deposit.
SUSAN: Cos that is what you were going to ask, isn't it?
KARL: Because we were thinking of offering.
Libby is elated and hugs them both. Dan promises they will pay them back. Dan and Libby go to sort out the teas and coffees. Karl and Susan look pleased. Dan's phone rings and Susan looks at it - it's Sam.
Dan comes into the room and cancels the call and tells Libby it's just Lucas, he'll call him back. Susan looks mightily unimpressed.
Susan tells Karl that she saw Dan's phone - it was Sam, and he lied about it to Lib! Enter Dan into the room. Karl makes an exit with dirty plates. Susan confronts Dan. Dan says he doesn't know what Sam wants because he has broken contact with her. Susan can't believe he lied to Libby - that's not like him.
DAN: For obvious reasons!
SUSAN: I don't care what the reasons were, don't do it again.
Donna, Sunny and Ringo are collecting bags. Paul walks in, he wants a word with Ringo. The girls leave, and Paul offers Ringo an "incentive" to convince Donna to come home. Ringo rejects it - obviously. He says he has told her she should come home. Paul wonders why Donna is so stubborn, then. Ringo tells Paul that she thinks he hates her - does he?
PAUL: No! I mean, sure, some days I can't tolerate her, but I don't hate her. She'd know about it if I did!
RINGO: I think you need to tell her that.
PAUL: You think so?
RINGO: Donna just wants to be loved - if you can't do that at least make her feel like she's wanted.
Ringo and Paul enter. Paul talks to Donna.
PAUL: Listen, before I begin I want to get one think perfectly clear; I don't hate you. And, yes, Ringo did tell me that but, you know what, I'm glad he did. I had no idea that I made you feel that way.
DONNA: So, it's not true?
PAUL: Well, you annoy me, you irritate me, you bother me, but I don't hate you. On a good day I even find you a bit amusing!
DONNA: You think I'm funny?
PAUL: Yeah. The problem is I don't think I've ever paid you much attention.
DONNA: Except when I don't do my chores and get in your way.
PAUK: Exactly. So if you do come home I promise I will make a concerted effort to try to get to know you better.
PAUL: Well, because I love Elle and I love Rebecca and they both love you.
Paul admits he admires Donna's drive for her career. As long as she does school and work she's excused from chores and he wants to support her. They hug.
DONNA: You're not so evil afterall.
PAUL: Keep it to yourself, will you? I've got a reputation to uphold.
Donna picks up her bags and leaves with Paul.
Time for a musical interlude with music playing over the following scenes:
Paul enters the house, and Rebecca watches. He reveals Donna. Hooray!
Libby is looking sadly at the house details for Number 32, whilst Callum, Dan and Lucas run around with a football.
Susan looks thoughtful on the sofa.
Rebecca gives Paul a cup of tea and smiles at him and Donna takes her shoes upstairs. Rebecca and Paul kiss.
Music fades out and Lucas suggests they go outside with the ball. Libby goes to put dinner on and Lucas and Callum leave to play footy. Dan calls Sam, after receiving a text message. Libby comes in and realises Dan is talking to Sam.
DAN: Lib, Lib.
LIBBY: I don't want to hear it!
She runs out.
Dan tells Sam not to call him again because it's not fair. Libby listens to his conversation and agrees it's not fair, he said he wouldn't call her again!
DAN: She left, like, twenty messages. What am I supposed to do? I had to make sure she was OK!
LIBBY: Would you wake up?! That is what she's counting on!
DAN: It's not just her, Lib. She's got a baby now. What if something happened to her?
LIBBY: [yelling] EMMA IS NOT YOUR BABY!
DAN: [yelling back] WELL NEITHER IS BEN, DO YOU WANT ME TO STOP LOOKING AFTER HIM?!
Dan notices Ben watching on from the door. Ben looks hurt and runs out. Dan looks concerned and Libby looks upset.
DAN: I've stuffed things up, maybe for good this time.
LIBBY: He doesn't even want to share your name anymore.
DAN: He's just angry.
SUSAN: I'm not just going to sit back and let him hurt Libby and Ben!
LOU: [to Lyn] Just read the contract you signed with Elle, it states very clearly that both Kate and I get to keep our jobs.
PAUL: [to Lou] Do you really think that resurrecting this place is worthy of your talents?
PAUL: [to Lyn] We both know that I'm going to win, so why don't you save yourself a lot of grief and give up now?
LYN: [to Lou] He sent you here to spy on me?
LOU: I'm here to help you save the Store.
LYN: Well I don't need your help.