- Libby and Michael clashing over their teaching styles
- Karl warning Ringo not to date Naomi
- Ringo finding a photo shrine of himself in Naomi's room
- Ringo serving Naomi with a restraining order
- Naomi crying and calling Ringo to meet her
Number 28/Street Somewhere
Donna is concerned that Naomi has called Ringo a million times, but Ringo says to ignore her. While he's busy talking to Karl, Donna answers Ringo's phone and hears Naomi desperately beg Ringo to meet her at the cafe. Ringo grabs the phone from Donna and hangs up. Donna thinks Naomi sounded genuinely upset but Ringo says he's not going to be sucked in again. He tells Donna they should head to her place so she can study for her driving test, but Donna slips Ringo's phone into her pocket on the way out.
Number 22/Street Somewhere
Harry yells for Andrew to stop fussing with his hair and hurry up or they'll be late for school. While the boys chat to Ringo about Harry being able to play basketball again, Donna reads a text from Naomi: Please Ringo, I'm waiting for you. Harry and Andrew leave and Ringo realises Donna's brought his phone along when it starts to ring from underneath a pillow. Ringo's still all about ignoring Naomi, but Donna says she's going to the cafe to see what's wrong. Meanwhile, Naomi gets frustrated and walks away from the cafe in tears.
When Donna realises Naomi's nowhere to be seen near the cafe she apologises to Ringo for believing her lies. Ringo says it's not her fault - he was the one who fell for Naomi's trickery in the first place.
Naomi walks towards a set of lights and waits for the crossing to turn green. But when she heads across the road a screeching of tyres can be heard - she's been hit by a car.
After hesitantly sharing a hello, Harry and Summer fall into a more relaxed conversation about Steph and Toadie's upcoming wedding.
HARRY: I guess you'll be the flower girl or something like that?
SUMMER: (smiling) Maybe if I was six.
Things get weird again, though, when Summer mentions Chris has been helping her with a wedding surprise, and then when some girl from her Chemistry class suddenly strikes up a conversation with her. Summer notes that random people have been seeking her out all week for a chat.
They pass by Natasha and Andrew on their way into the classroom. Andrew's worried about Michael seeing them together, but Natasha reckons her dad's too busy having meetings with all the teachers. Case in point: Libby emerging from Michael's office looking very displeased. Libby ushers them all into class and Natasha tests her patience by not putting away her mobile. Lib's day gets even better when Michael interrupts to make an announcement - from now on all the kids can call their teachers by their first names! Natasha smirks and puts her hand up to see how “Libby” feels about this idea. Biting back her derision, Libby says that if it builds a better teacher/student relationship it's worth a try.
Ringo arrives for a prac placement and bumps into his ambulance mentor Christian, who is pleased to see that he didn't let his first prac incident get the better of him. Christian says he just dropped a patient off after a hit and run, just as Karl hurries over to tell him that the patient was Naomi. Ringo's stunned.
The nostalgia photo today is of Toadie and Dee's wedding in 2003.
First Commercial Break
Ringo stares through the window at Naomi, lying in bed sedated looking battered and bruised. Doug emerges from the room and tells Ringo and Karl that there's no sign of major organ damage. Ringo feels horrible about not answering Naomi's calls, but Karl says he did the right thing. Karl advises Ringo to go home, the last thing he needs is for Naomi to see his face when she wakes up, but Ringo defiantly says, “this is my fault and I'm not going anywhere”.
Libby resumes class after the bell and asks Summer to give her thoughts on ‘1984', but Natasha keeps distracting the class with questions for “Libby” and then “Lib” before Andrew gets in on the act and calls her “Libmeister”. Thoroughly annoyed, Libby puts her foot down and says from now on they're going back to calling her Miss Kennedy.
Later, Natasha visits her dad in his office while he tries to find more space on the timetable for teacher/student bonding. Oh dear. Natasha 'casually' informs him that Libby isn't letting them call her by her first name anymore, and Michael looks like he knows Natasha's just stirring, but she innocently says that she's just looking out for him. She gives her dad a kiss on the cheek and prances out.
Donna arrives to check on Ringo and tries to encourage him to wait for more news at home, but he soon realises that Karl has put her up to it. Karl chats to Doug and explains the Ringo/Naomi situation, saying that he wants to remove Ringo from the hospital. Doug knows what Naomi did to Donna, but he can't stop Ringo from breaking his own restraining order. He adds that Naomi's parents won't be in for a few hours and it's in her best interests to have someone with her - if Ringo wants to be that person, that's fine by him.
Donna and Ringo sit by Naomi's bed. Ringo looks upset and says that no matter what Naomi did, no one deserves this to happen to them.
RINGO: What if she never wakes up?
DONNA: Ringo this is not your fault.
RINGO: It doesn't matter how many times you say it.
Karl finds them and grimly says he's called security to remove Ringo from the hospital. Ringo's incensed, but Donna says they'll go and get some clothes for Naomi from her house and bring them back to reception.
The two of them leave and Naomi's eyes suddenly flutter open. She immediately asks for Ringo, and Karl tries to explain that she's been in an accident, but all Naomi cares about is seeing Ringo. She needs him.
Second Commercial Break
Ringo and Donna return with Naomi's stuff but are surprised to learn that Karl had her transferred to the psych ward for tests. Ringo gets annoyed with Karl's repeated attempts to keep him away, but Karl says he had to act fast because Ringo isn't thinking clearly. Doug sees them yelling and isn't impressed when Karl tells him that he had Naomi moved.
DOUG: You didn't think to clear this with me?
KARL: Well you were busy.
DOUG: That's why we have pagers, Karl. Arranging a transfer without my authority is out of order. You are to consult me on these matters in the future. Consider this an official warning.
He walks off and Ringo looks guilty.
Libby is teaching when Michael interrupts, again, to hand out some surveys about the new canteen food. While he's there, Natasha asks “Libby” a question and Libby reminds her that it's Miss Kennedy as discussed. Natasha throws her dad a coy look, but Michael doesn't play into it and asks if Natasha had an actual question for Miss Kennedy. The bell goes and Michael asks Libby for a word in his office. Natasha and Andrew eavesdrop outside while Michael tells Libby that he won't undermine his staff in the classroom, but he won't have them undermine his rules. Libby says she tried his idea and it didn't work, but Michael thinks she didn't give it a fair go.
MICHAEL: Of course they're going to muck around at first, what did you expect?
LIBBY: Discipline. I expect discipline.
MICHAEL: Just like I do with my teachers. The policy stands.
Libby sighs and walks out, holding her head high as she passes Andrew and Natasha.
Erinsborough Hospital Psych Ward
Ringo has not listened to a word Karl has said and has decided to see Naomi regardless. She wakes up and he tells her how sorry he is and that he shouldn't have ignored her. Naomi isn't her usual clingy self, instead, she stares him down.
RINGO: You asked for help, I should have listened to you. I've handled this all wrong.
NAOMI: Yes you have. I wish you'd just left me on the footpath where you first found me.
RINGO: (confused) I saved your life.
NAOMI: And then you came into my hospital room to make sure I knew who you were.
RINGO: I just wanted to make sure you were OK.
NAOMI: You were playing the hero. Of course I was going to fall for the guy who saved my life. You encouraged me, and now I've never done anything like this before in my life.
RINGO: You behaved really badly.
NAOMI: Well what did you expect? One minute I'm part of your life and the next you just pushed me aside to hang out with your ex.
RINGO: That is not how it happened.
NAOMI: You have no idea about people because you never see things from someone else's point of view. You're selfish and you're stupid and you hurt me more than anyone else in my entire life. I hate myself for what I did but at least I can admit it now and I can get help, but you? You don't even know what you did. You want a career helping people? Great start.
Ringo looks utterly torn up by her blunt assessment.
Third Commercial Break
Karl tells Ringo that they caught the driver who hit Naomi - he drove through a red light, there was nothing she, or anyone, could have done. Ringo says he's sorry for what happened with Doug, and Karl is pleased until Ringo adds that he went and saw Naomi anyway. Karl yells that he's an idiot and asks if he learnt nothing today.
KARL: You have to maintain a degree of professionalism.
RINGO: I know, I know. You can't care too much and you can't care too little either.
KARL: Yes and you have to learn to tread that line as a paramedic.
RINGO: Yeah maybe.
KARL: No, there's no maybe about it. Boundaries are important in a job like this.
RINGO: Do you really think that I'm cut out to be a paramedic?
KARL: I think you're extremely capable but you have got a long way to go.
RINGO: Which is why I've decided to quit.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
(Ringo looks like a slob collecting the paper in his pyjamas)
DONNA: This is the rest of Ringo's life we're talking about. We should do something, Karl.
(Karl tries to talk some sense into Ringo)
KARL: You can't let this shake your confidence.
RINGO: I'm not like you. I can't not feel for people.
(Lou, Donna, Zeke, Declan and Lucas stare down at something on the ground)
DONNA: What do you think?
(Steph is trying to get Lyn to calm down)
STEPH: Just keep it to yourself.
LYN: (angry) No because we wouldn't want anyone finding out your dirty little secret.
(Steph has a chat with Toadie)
STEPH: If she doesn't support us it's not going to be long before people start asking why.
(Susan finds Lyn breaking down in tears)
SUSAN: What is it? What's wrong?
LYN: They don't have to get married.
(Susan looks confused)