Karl reminding Libby that she had a five year plan for a reason – she shouldn't rush herself.
Charlie being a brat, Sophie offering to babysit.
Charlie running off whilst Soph babysits; Lyn freaking out.
Mark gives instructions to other policemen on Charlie's appearance, whilst Lyn looks devastated. Toadie comforts her.
Summer, Kyle, Chris and Andrew call out for Charlie at the allotments.
Sophie and Kate hunt by Lassiter's lake.
Toadie makes Lyn a cup of tea at number 26; Mark talks on the phone.
Kate and Sophie hunt in the woodland. Lucas joins them by the lake.
Summer and Kyle come back with no news; Lyn begs them to get back out and hunt again. Mark tells them to backtrack as well as try new places, so they disappear off. Lyn is still panicking and Mark tells her to stay at home in case Charlie returns.
Libby's working on something educational on her Macbook. PRODUCT PLACEMENT ALERT! Paul mocks Libby for working on boring things – nothing like as exciting as her vote of no confidence for Mike's status. Paul tells Lib that the role of ‘puppet master' suits her, she's making things happen. Libby reminds him that the only role she's interested in is Principal, and Paul congratulates her on her ambition.
On his way out, Paul comments to Karl that Libby is very ambitious, something that Karl doesn't seem to approve of. He approaches his daughter and offers to have coffee with her, but Libby's says if it's not an emergency, she's not interested.
Karl returns home, but without the pasta that he was supposed to get. He tells Susie that he saw Libby in an intense conversation with Paul, and is worried that work is becoming all- consuming for her. Karl thinks she's too focused on her career. Susan reminds him that it was them who told her not to focus on all aspects of her five year plan at once, but Karl retaliates.
KARL: She can't eat muesli for every meal. People need dessert every now and again.
SUSAN: Are you gonna tell her that?!
Karl has a plan – Libby needs to embrace life again, and he has some thoughts and possibilities of giving her food for the soul!
SUSAN: Where are you getting these food analogies from?!
KARL: I'm not going to force- feed her! But I am going to hand her the spoon.
SUSAN: Karl, Libby has been through enough. She doesn't need you or your spoon making things worse.
The kids are still hunting, and Summer is worried that he's now been gone too long. She calls Lyn with the bad news. The boys realise they need to think like kids: what if Charlie's hiding, where would he go?
Kyle wanders into the woodland and finds Charlie standing right there. Charlie declares that he doesn't want to go home, but Kyle calls for Summer and she runs over and hugs him. She thrusts her phone at Kyle and tells him to call Lyn.
Sum and Kyle get out the car with Charlie and Lyn runs up, hugging her grandson. But then Charlie runs to Kyle and doesn't want to talk to Lyn. Lyn's convinced that something must have happened when Charlie was with Sophie, and Summer explains that he didn't want to come home in the first place.
Mark finishes a phonecall, and Kyle is reading Charlie a story in his bedroom. Summer comments that he's been acting strangely lately, and Mark points that running away from home usually means a deeper problem. Given everything that he's been through, perhaps he needs to talk to someone. Lyn's having none of it: Charlie just needs her and a cuddle.
Sophie comes over and asks how Charlie is, but Lyn is short with her, declaring that something must have happened, and Sophie knows about it. Sophie's devastated.
Number 24 / Number 26
In tears, Sophie tells Kate that Lyn thinks she's done something to Charlie.
Lyn is fuming with Sophie, and continues to blame Sophie. Whilst Summer and Kyle try to be the voice of reason, Lyn won't listen.
Sophie explains to her sister that Charlie was really grumpy, and she tried to cheer him up. She wonders if it really is her fault.
Lyn is adamant that Charlie doesn't need to see a stranger, just have his favourite dinner, and an early night.
Libby and Lucas chat at the table, and Lucas tells Lib that he ran off all the time when he was Charlie's age. Karl arrives with Dr Jonathan Swan, and introduces him to ‘Elizabeth'. They shake hands, and Karl explains that Jonathan's recently moved into the area, and perhaps she could show him around.
Furious with her dad, she tries to hide it, whilst Lucas offers Jonathan his seat. Karl also decides to take off.
LIB: Yeah, thanks dad. I'll see you at home.
Libby and Jonathan are left alone.
Cut to later where Libby explains that she has to head off, and Jonathan passes her his number in case she'd like to offer him a tour of Erinsborough. Lucas is at the bar, and Libby goes to him declaring she's going to kill her dad. Toadie comes in. Lucas explains that Karl tried to set Libby up. Libby is still ranting, and Lucas says he wished someone would set him up on a date.
TOADIE: Maybe he has a sister!
LUCAS: Maybe she's a nurse.
LIBBY: Why does she have to be a nurse? Just because her brother's a doctor, maybe she's a brain surgeon.
TOADIE: If she's a brain surgeon she'll be smart enough to steer clear of Lucas.
Lib and Toadie high five.
LUCAS: Great. So I can't even crack it with a woman who doesn't exist.
Libby realises that her dad wouldn't be shoving men in her face if she was already with someone...which gives her an idea...
Karl and Susan are laying the table, and Susan cannot believe that he set their daughter up with a doctor – an anaesthetist at that!
Libby comes home with Lucas, and Karl asks after her date. Lib says it was nice, but she won't see him again. Susan invites Lucas to dinner, so he and Libby go into a flirty, intimate conversation about whether he should stay. The Ks look shocked but Susan tries to hide it.
SUSAN: Right. Um, ah...be about half an hour.
LIBBY: What do you wanna do 'til then?
LUCAS: (flirting) I don't know, what do you wanna do?
LIBBY: Oh, I'm easy...
The giggle and flirt and disappear off to the bedroom. Karl and Susan are horrified.
Cut to later where the Ks are sitting at the dining table for dinner. Libby and Lucas are giggling and ‘up to something' in the bedroom. It's hard for the Ks to concentrate on food. Libby comes in, all ruffled. Karl explains that Libby may have misunderstood his intentions earlier: he didn't mean she had to get a boyfriend.
But Libby understands; she needs to take a break from work, and so now she's exploring ways to relieve her stress. Susan plays with her salad.
KARL: I don't want you to do anything you might regret.
LIBBY: Don't worry, daddy. There's nothing about tonight that I'll regret.
Susan tells her daughter that dinner's dished up; Libby says they'll have it later and disappears into the bedroom again. Susan reminds Karl that Libby's a grown woman – they have to respect that. The giggling and hilarity from the bedroom starts up again.
Andrew tells his dad that Lyn flipped out at Sophie earlier, and Paul immediately takes it out on Lyn who's at the counter. Lyn blames Sophie once more, so Paul calls her on it.
Lyn destroyed Charlie's home, regularly dumps Charlie on other people and drags him around the neighbourhood. Perhaps she should look closer to home for the reason Charlie ran away.
Lyn turns up to get Charlie's bags. Sophie hands them over, explaining she packed all the stuff back in there for her. Lyn apologises for blaming her earlier; she was scared and upset. She finds a leaflet in Charlie's bag from school, for the kindergarten Mother's Day event.
Lyn explains to Summer and Kyle that Charlie was trying to find Steph. She realises that he's not dealing with anything at all. Summer raises the issue of Charlie seeing a counsellor again, but Lyn says that what Charlie really needs is Steph. She'll do anything she can to make him happy again.