- Donna hugging Steph and saying she doesn't blame her
- Donna refusing to come out of her room
- Kate copping the brunt of Donna's grief
Susan chases after Kate and tells her that Donna didn't mean to yell at her. Declan arrives home and Susan lets him take over. He asks Kate what's wrong and she says that Donna blames her for Ringo's death - and she's right to. Declan hugs her while she cries.
Declan brings Kate inside while Paul and Rebecca fuss over her. They tell her that she is in no way responsible for Ringo; it was just an awful accident. Lucas brings Sophie over, who immediately goes to the couch to comfort her sister. They all decide to have coffee and cake and Paul makes a speech about how they need to stick together - especially after the rough few months they've all had. Andrew comes downstairs, keen on going over to Donna's, but Declan suggests he wait.
Susan brings out a tray of uneaten food from Donna's room. Zeke's concerned but Susan says they can't force her to do anything until she's ready. Susan asks where Karl is and Zeke says he's on the phone to Prue about funeral arrangements. They sit next to Audrey and Susan realises she hasn't fed her yet, but Zeke says he took care of it when he walked her. Susan has a lightbulb moment about how they can help Donna.
Natasha sees through Summer's ‘can I borrow your Geography homework' ruse and understands that she just needs to get away from Number 26 for a while. Susan pops over and asks if she can borrow Cat for Donna.
Zeke's sorting through photos of Ringo when Susan arrives home with Cat. Zeke points out that Cat and Dahl aren't exactly going to get along, and if anything happens to Dahl then Karl will lose it. Susan says she'll figure something out.
Donna hears a knock at her bedroom door and tells whoever it is to please leave her alone, but when the door shuts she looks over and finds Cat sitting there. Donna pretends she doesn't want anything to do with her but eventually goes over to pick her up. She admits to Cat that she shouldn't have yelled at Kate, then looks at a photo of Ringo and sadly says, “How could you do this to us?”
Susan is just about to explain her animal problem to Toadie and Sonya when Callum brings Dahl's cage in from the front step. Sonya immediately shirks away in fear - turns out she's petrified of birds. They freak her out.
TOADIE: How about a compromise? Dahl can stay in Callum's room.
CALLUM: Cool, I'll teach her how to swear.
They manage to convince Sonya to do it for Donna, but that doesn't stop poor Sonya from looking like she's going to pass out.
Zeke is happy to report to Susan that Donna had the sandwich and tea he brought in for her. Meanwhile, Karl bustles in talking a mile a minute about having to get some mementoes together to take up to Prue for Ringo‘s funeral. He offered to put together some music too and asks for Zeke's help. Karl suddenly notices that Dahl's gone and gets into a tizz when Susan explains the temporary Cat/Number 30 situation.
KARL: You took her away without telling me?
SUSAN: She's perfectly safe.
KARL: Susan, no, that's actually not good enough. You can't just take him away without telling me, he's my responsibility!
ZEKE: Karl, Dahl's a girl...
Susan and Zeke realise how hard Ringo's death has hit Karl but he quietly slips outside for some air before they can say anything more.
Today's nostalgia photo is of Henry dressed up in a kilt from 1989.
First Commercial Break
Blokes Club HQ
Karl sadly bounces a football around before taking a seat on the couch. He's soon joined by Lucas, Toadie, Callum, Declan and Zeke (dressed in a Dingoes beanie and scarf). They thought he could use some company. Declan rubs the one and only rule of Blokes Club off the blackboard - ‘No talking about feelings'. Lucas says he thinks they can let the rule lapse just for today. Zeke sits down next to Karl and puts his arm around him.
Rebecca arrives with Sophie and Andrew in tow to help Susan sort through some of Ringo's belongings to take up to Prue (she doesn't want to do anything without Donna's OK, but it still needs organising). Andrew wants to see Donna but Susan says maybe later and sends him out to get some boxes from the garage. Sophie picks up a football trophy and says that she didn't know Ringo played.
Blokes Club HQ
The boys are all standing around in a circle, handballing the footy around while they talk about how good Ringo was at the game.
Susan finds Ringo's final school report and remembers how she nearly made him fail when she was competing with Libby to tutor him.
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The boys continue to wordlessly pass the ball around while the girls' voiceovers are heard - Sophie recalls Ringo helping out Callum, Susan fondly says how much Ringo used to stir Zeke and how much Karl was looking forward to working with him.
Andrew finally manages to see Donna but uncomfortably admits that he doesn't quite know what to say to her. There's a short silence until Donna quietly says, “I miss him”, so Andrew sits down next to her on the bed. She adds that she just wishes Ringo could hold her, so Andrew puts his arm around her shoulders and she leans into him.
Natasha and Summer are looking for Andrew but Paul says he's over at #28. Summer doesn't look too keen on showing her face around there - or the Blokes Club HQ when Kate suggests it - so the girls head back to Natasha's. Paul notices Kate clutching her back in pain and is aghast when she shows him a big graze on her back from the accident.
PAUL: Has a doctor seen this?
KATE: I got off pretty easy compared to Ringo.
PAUL: You have got to stop doing this, living your life with regrets. Trust me, I'm someone who knows. Do you know there's not a day that goes by when I don't think about how I could have saved your mum? Ringo was braver than me. He made that decision on his own, it's not your fault, Kate.
Paul says that Ringo would want her to go on living her life otherwise his bravery was worth nothing. “One life wasted is a tragedy, don't make it two”.
Second Commercial Break
Blokes Club HQ
Everyone in the episode (minus Donna, Andrew, Paul and Kate) has now congregated at the shed and are either kicking the footy around or watching people play. Rebecca and Susan organise some food just as Paul brings Kate over. Summer feels weird about being there and tells Natasha she might just go to Chris's, but Toadie has sauntered over for a chat. He asks if Steph's still in the same frame of mind and Summer confirms she's still holed away in her room. She can't believe Steph's just given up. Toadie can see she's getting upset so her draws her in for a hug. Rebecca tells Kate that it's good to see her. Kate muses that Donna would love it here too.
Andrew's sitting with Donna while she gets some rest, but when her phone rings he points out that it's Kate. Donna rejects the call and ignores Andrew when he mentions that Kate's left her a voicemail. He reminds Donna that all of this is Steph's fault, not Kate's, but when that doesn't rouse her he gets up to leave.
ANDREW: Hey you know when you said you were getting married? I caused a lot of trouble - I was a real jerk. (She doesn't respond so Andrew tries another avenue) You planning on staying here forever? You think Ringo would want that?
Donna stares at her wedding photo as Andrew leaves. Later that night, Donna finally gets up and heads over to the wardrobe to put one of Ringo's old t- shirts on. She tries one of his hats too, but ‘agrees' with Cat that it's a bit much. Donna finds Ringo's old Dingoes jumper and holds it up against herself in the mirror.
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Kate checks her phone but Donna hasn't left her a message. Karl gathers everyone around the bonfire and makes a speech about Ringo that gets everyone a little bit teary.
KARL: Ringo would have loved this. He loved his mates and his street. He would love it that we're all here together because we were his family. He was a loyal friend, he was a selfless and giving young man and we all loved him. He will always be remembered and he will be sadly and desperately missed.
Everyone turns and looks when they hear footsteps - relieved when they see that Donna has come to join them. Lucas wraps his arm around her and she nestles into his shoulder.
KARL: Ringo died as he lived - a hero.
A tear falls down Donna's face as she looks over at Kate.
Third Commercial Break
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Kate sits down next to Donna on the couch, who eventually speaks in a flat, weary tone.
DONNA: This is the worst thing that's ever happened to me, and I don't think I can get through it without my best friend.
KATE: I'm really sorry that it was Ringo and not me.
DONNA: If it happened again he'd do the same thing. It's who he is... Who he was.
KATE: I don't blame you for being angry with me.
DONNA: I was never angry at you. I guess I'm jealous. Ringo chose to die saving you rather than live and be with me. It's not going to be easy and I know that, and you know that, but if we try and get through this together then maybe we'll be alright. What do you think?
Kate nods and takes her hand as they both cry.
Andrew's putting the bins out when Summer, Natasha, Karl, Zeke, Kate and Sophie return home from the shed. Everyone goes their separate ways leaving Summer to speak with Andrew. She tries to make conversation with him but he's really angry with her.
ANDREW: From now on just stay away from me.
SUMMER: What? Why?
ANDREW: The others can forgive and forget but I can't. Steph killed Ringo - I can't have anything to do with you.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
(Lucas is trying to help the kids out with Pirate Net)
LUCAS: Why are these manuals so impossible to read?
SOPHIE: Stop, the mike's on!
CALLUM: Welcome everyone to ‘Callum's Prank Attacks' where no one is safe.
(Sophie isn't impressed with Callum and tells Zeke)
ZEKE: So what was your idea before Callum interrupted?
SOPHIE: I just thought we could do a tribute show.
(Summer faces off against Andrew at school)
SUMMER: You are such a hypocrite.
ANDREW: None of this would have happened if Steph didn't sleep with Libby's husband.
(Natasha seeks advice from her dad, who tells her to try and fix things)
(Natasha sets up a chat between Summer and Andrew)