Saffron warning Donna of the consequences if she continues with her claim.
Donna telling the truth at the hearing.
Kate finding out what the DHS is planning on doing.
Toadie and Callum discovering the Ramsay kids have done a runner.
Toadie relays the news of the kids leaving to Paul, Lou and Rebecca. Lou has a dig at Paul for suddenly caring about his nieces and nephew but Rebecca tells them that the priority is to find the kids.
Paul and Toadie have no luck calling Kate and Harry, its going straight to voicemail. Declan reports that Harry tried to get an advance of his wages from the gym around noon and when Toadie pieces together the timeline, he doesn't think they've gone far.
Rebecca returns from checking out #24 and says they need to contact the police but Toadie doesn't want to or they stand no chance of remaining together once the DHS find out. Paul agrees and Toadie and Declan head out to check with the other neighbours. Rebecca reassures Paul that they will find them but he's beginning to wonder if Lou was right – have they run away because he neglected them.
REBECCA: I think we're all guilty of that.
PAUL: Yes but I'm their uncle.
Ringo is trying to practice his resuscitation skills and finding it harder than he thought. Donna moans at him for not sympathising with her as she's been turned down by for an internship by 3 of the top 5 companies.
Toadie arrives to tell them about the Ramsay kids doing a runner and to see when the last time they (and Zeke and Sunny) saw them. Neither has seen them lately and Donna doesn't like the chances of finding them either as they could be anywhere.
The driver chucks everyone off the bus for a break. Harry and Kate try to reassure Sophie of the positives about moving to Sydney and that she'll get dancing work to finance their move but she is rather sceptical. Sophie is sent off to get some food and Harry gets the truth from Kate, she's got no contacts (or work) lined up but said what she said so not to worry Harry.
KATE: We're doing the right thing.
Thanks to a remark by Rebecca, Paul wants to contacts the bank to get a trace put on Kate's bank card so that when she uses it they'll know where they are. Rebecca says that will take too long and wants him to call and say the card has been stolen instead. “That will leave the kids with nothing” he points out but that is Rebecca's plan because it means they will call them for help.
PAUL: And if they don't?
REBECCA: I think it's a chance worth taking.
Toadie confirms to Lou that all the kids will be taken into foster care if they aren't found before tomorrow. Ringo and Donna arrive to say nobody has heard anything but Declan has more positive news – three kids think they saw them getting on the interstate bus and comes up with an idea of checking Grease Monkey's CCTV to check if it was them or not.
As the other passengers run onto the bus, the Ramsay's aren't because they are trying to persuade the manager that Kate's card does work (Rebecca's plan has worked) but he refuses to sell them anything. “That means we've just got the money in our pockets right?” Harry remarks but it gets worse… the bus pulls away with their belongings still on it.
SOPHIE: Great, we've got no money and no way of getting to Sydney.
KATE: Its okay, we can think of something.
HARRY: Yes, there will be another bus. You'll see, we'll be fine.
Commercial break later and the kids are still stuck in the middle of nowhere – they can't get another bus until tomorrow morning. Just as they are contemplating their next move, Declan drives up in his car – Harry called him.
HARRY: For the first time in my life I'm doing something right.
While they wait for the Ramsay's and Declan to return, Donna tells Ringo that she thinks that Saffron has blacklisted her hence why she's being turned away from internships. Ringo isn't exactly being sympathetic and thankfully for him, Toadie arrives to say they are back.
The Ramsay's enter their house to a warm welcome from Lou (who stops Paul giving them a serve) and Donna who enters just at their back. Paul confesses he was the one who cut off their money supply and tells them to ask the next time they need help.
Toadie suggests they leave them to rest but Harry and Sophie aren't tired so rope Ringo, Declan and Donna into playing Guitar Hero. Lou is about to leave too but Kate asks him to stay to help keep their minds off tomorrow.
Paul wants to hire Toadie to stop the kids being split up by the DHS. Toadie replies that the best hope they've got is to be taken in by a relative/guardian. He departs and Rebecca wants Paul to be their guardian but he doesn't want to saying that it will be too much and that they are just starting their lives together too.
REBECCA: Well if you're really worried about me, I'm more than happy to take them on.
PAUL: Well I'm not alright. Taking on three kids, no way, end of discussion.
Lou tries to reassure Sophie that even if Harry isn't living with them, it won't stop him being her brother.
Meanwhile Donna is still down in the dumps about her career plans (or the lack of them!) and still isn't getting much sympathy from Ringo; indeed he thinks it may be a good thing since she's seen how fake the fashion industry is. This goes down like a lead balloon with her and she walks out on him saying that “not everyone can be a hero” in reference of course to his career plans.
Number 22/Number 28/Number 24
Music montage time after Rebecca says goodnight to Donna and complements the fashion design she is doing at #22. At #28 Ringo is studying hard for his exams and in #24 Harry gets upset as he looks at his sisters who are sleeping on the sofas.
Number 24 (next day)
The kids are all up and dressed in the clothes Donna thinks is suitable to impress the DHS even though Sophie thinks people will laugh when they see what she has on! Kate orders them all to have breakfast too even though Sophie and Harry aren't hungry, saying today isn't a day to have rumbling stomachs!
Rebecca tries to reassure Paul that he is a good dad but he doesn't think so.
PAUL: I may have kids but I don't know the first thing about good parenting. I mean look, Cameron's gone, Robert he's a basket case and I haven't seen Andrew or Amy since they were babies.
She says that Elle turned out well but Paul replies that Elle was an adult when she arrived.
Sophie remarks as they keep themselves busy waiting for the knock, that is what their mum did too before she thanks Kate for doing a good job of looking after them too.
Lou comes by to wish them good luck and Toadie is with him too, so he can run through what will happen.
Paul still isn't changing his mind because he thinks they deserve better than him but Rebecca points out that if the DHS split the kids up, he'll regret it for the rest of his life.
Roz and Jeanette from the DHS arrive and knock on the door.
HARRY: This is it.
Commercial break later and Toadie gives a glowing report of Kate since she arrived in Ramsay Street. Jeanette brings up Kate's dancing and wonders if that is going to cause undue pressure in the future but Kate rejects this suggestion because she wants to study dance and to make money from it.
Roz agrees with Toadie's summation of Kate but feels it's too much for her to cope with looking after both siblings.
SOPHIE: I promise to be extra good from now on, so Kate can have more time to watch Harry.
Paul and Rebecca enter the house in time to hear Roz say that Harry needs full time adult supervision and Paul announces that he wants to apply for that position and not just Harry but all of them.
PAUL: I would like to apply for the position of guardian.
Roz knows about Paul… “and your colour history” Janette pipes up. Rebecca adds that Paul's been an upstanding member of the community for a number of years and that the pair of them can provide for the kids “emotionally and financially.”
Roz asks how they'd like living with their Uncle and all three of them give a positive response. Just as they are all getting their hopes up, it's dashed when Janette overrules Roz because she doesn't consider Paul to be a suitable person.
JANETTE: A guardian has to be a morally upstanding member of the community, untarnished and respectable. I'm sorry; my ruling is that Harry is to be placed in foster care effective immediately.
- Harry leaving.
- Dan wondering why he got married.
- Dan asking when their debt (for the surrogacy) gets paid off.
- Susan falling after Dan walks away and not hearing her call for him because he's got his headphones on.