- Callum recognising Sarah from the video
- Toadie telling Callum what happened between Karl and Sarah
- Sarah looking at a photo of Karl.
- Lucas admitting he's in love with Vanessa
- Patrick experiencing further complications.
- Vanessa kissing Lucas
Vanessa and Lucas are cuddled up together on the sofa as Lucas tells the story of when he fell in love with her, joking at the end about her coffee making skills.
LUCAS: For a moment everything was great, you were in my life we were having a kid together. Then I realised things were about to get really messy.
Vanessa agrees that it has been and that they've done everything backwards – they haven't even been on a date! They've never had a chance to do things right. Lucas suggests that they have a chance now, but Vanessa doesn't really know. She needs some time to get her head around everything.
LUCAS: Whatever you need. I'm not going anywhere.
Paul and Sarah are finalising some merger details. Sarah tells Paul she'll be moving to the West Warratah offices that afternoon, but Paul thinks she should base herself at the Erinsborough News for now. Sarah reminds him that although the Erinsborough News is his priority, it isn't necessarily hers as she is overseeing six newspapers and three mergers while she's in town. How many local rags are there? Before he leaves Paul hands Sarah a copy of the third last edition of the paper, hot off the press. She opens it to find a picture of Susan heading a column entitled “END OF AN ERA”. Sarah sighs.
Susan has been looking for Paul; she wants to run some ideas by him for the last few editions of the paper. Paul is busy and tells her to call him later. Toadie, at least wants to talk to Susan. He wonders whether she has an extra spring in her step or butterflies in her tummy after dinner last night.
TOADIE: Didn't stir up any emotions for you- know- who?
SUSAN: (looking bemused) Karl?
TOADIE: Yeah, who else?
Susan tells him again that they're just friends, but Toadfish thinks that the lady doth protest too much. Susan thinks he is deluded.
TOADIE: Come on, you're the perfect couple. You're like Laurel and Hardy but without the hats... I could get you some hats!
SUSAN: Just give it up Toadie.
TOADIE: Not until you admit that I'm right.
SUSAN: Then you could be waiting quite a while...
TOADIE: I'm a very patient man MRS Kennedy
Sarah looks on as they walk past, oblivious to her presence.
Vanessa is watching the nurses run some tests on Patrick while Rhys watches Vanessa. Lucas appears and puts his arms around her and gives her a kiss, which surprises Rhys.
Sarah is wearing sunglasses so that nobody sees her (I assume). Unfortunately she takes them off to read as Callum walks by and catches sight of her. He starts filming on his phone. Sarah sees and confronts him. He gives her a lame excuse about filming the rotunda for a school project about rotundas through the ages.
CALLUM: It's really boring. See ya.
Sarah tries to grab his phone and Callum tells her that his dad is a lawyer.
CALLUM: You might know him. Jarrod Rebecchi
SUSAN: Toadfish is your father?
CALLUM: I knew it, it is you! You're Sarah Beaumont.
Sarah is intrigued to know how Cal knows her name, so he explains the video and asks why she's here. Is it to do with Karl? Sarah needs Callum not to tell anyone that she is in town.
SARAH: Because I asked you.
CALLUM: That's not a good reason, this is really big news.
SARAH: O.K. Twenty bucks.
SARAH: Fifty, but you erase that video you just took.
Sarah hands over the money and Callum hands over his phone for the video to be deleted. Sarah asks after Karl and Susan and Callum tells her they're not together, they split up last year. Sarah seems pensive.
Vanessa mopes around the hospital accommodation, but does not seem comfortable.
Sonya, Toadie and Nell bump into Lucas and ask after Patrick. Sonya is going to see Vanessa later, Lucas thinks she'd like that and tells Sonya that he's in the family accommodation now. They notice how chipper Lucas seems and want to know what's going on... Lucas confesses that he and Vanessa might be getting their act together. They kissed last night. Sonya and Toadie are really happy and Sonya is very proud of her meddling.
As Lucas leaves he bumps into Rhys who tells him he saw him and Vanessa at the hospital earlier looking pretty cosy.
RHYS: She's pretty messed up at the moment. She probably doesn't know what she's doing.
LUCAS: She's made her choice mate.
RHYS: Yeah. Well it's the wrong choice, mate.
Toadie notes that Sonya is pretty happy with herself and points out that it could easily have gone the other way.
SONYA: Like yours?
TOADIE: Karl and Susan just need a bit more time, that's all.
SONYA: Look, any time you need some help, just say the word and I'll get them back together like that. (She snaps her fingers)
TOADIE: This isn't a game, Sonya Rebecchi. This is people's lives.
SONYA: Yeah, and you're a sore loser.
SONYA: (Holding up Nell in front of her and adopting a high pitched “baby” voice) Loser.
Toadie is unimpressed.
Vanessa is back in Patrick's room when Sonya pops in to say hi. She tells her about seeing Lucas and they hug. Vanessa explains that she's told Lucas she needs to take it slowly – she doesn't want to mess it up! They talk about Patrick's progress and Sonya thinks it must be good for Vanessa to have her own bed, but Vanessa isn't so sure. She hates the room and doesn't want to get used to it – it's so empty and quiet. She has to leave the TV on to shut out the thoughts going around in her head. In the rest of the hospital there's people and noise and distraction. In the room she can only imagine bad things, she's too scared to sleep. Vanessa breaks down in tears.
After the break, Georgia informs Karl there's somebody to see him. Karl goes over and is surprised to find it is Sarah! She wants to talk, but he says they can't do that here. Sarah tells him where she's staying and suggests meeting there. Yeah, because meeting in a hotel is so much less dodgy than in a public hospital.
Elsewhere in the hospital Lucas has prepared a picnic for Vanessa in the family accommodation. He introduces himself, but Vanessa doesn't seem in the mood for playing “first date” games but Lucas persists and Vanessa joins in the silliness.
Rhys has brought his mum out for a stroll. She wonders whether they're there for a reason so clearly she doesn't yet realise that people go to the lake to brood on things (which would also explain why he has hardly said a word to her). She wants to know what has happened.
Lucas is still persisting with the game. It is such a coincidence that Vanessa should work in Harold's because he goes there all the time!
VANESSA: Ah yes, I remember you. You said I made the best coffee you ever tasted.
LUCAS: Yeah, I think you might be mixing me up with somebody else.
Elaine tells Rhys to fight for Vanessa, but Rhys has done everything he can think of. Elaine can't believe she doesn't want him.
RHYS: She's chosen to be with the father of her kid. I can't compete with that.
Rhys insists that is over and tries to give Elaine her ring back.
ELAINE: Rhys, I gave that to you to give to your soul mate.
RHYS: She doesn't want me...
Lucas presents Vanessa with some cupcakes he made. She's not convinced they are cupcakes. They have a bit of a joke and the Vanessa goes quiet. For a minute she forgot about Patrick. Lucas assures her it is okay to think about other things occasionally. She tries a cupcake and immediately spits it out declaring it to be the worst cupcake she's ever tasted. (How can you get them wrong?)
LUCAS: Well maybe you'll have to give me lessons.
VANESSA: Are you asking me out on a second date?
Lucas is debriefing Sonya and is pleased that he made Vanessa smile. Sonya is glad and mentions how the accommodation unit is getting to Vanessa, which is news to Lucas – he feels like an idiot. Sonya suggests that Vanessa needs some emotional support at the moment.
Elsewhere close- up Karl is on his way to meet Sarah at the hotel when he is intercepted by Susan inviting him for a coffee. Karl says he's a bit busy due to staff shortages. Susan picks up that he's a bit agitated, but he says that he's just annoyed because he thought he had the afternoon off. He'd love to have coffee tomorrow though. Karl watches Susan join Sonya and Nell then hurries away into the hotel.
Sarah lets Karl in and there are LOADS of miniatures lined up on the table as well as some bigger bottles. Sarah has clearly not just been raiding the mini bar. Karl comments that she looks well and she offers him a drink. Karl just wants to know why she's here.
SARAH: Yes. We should get straight down to business.
Vanessa is sitting alone staring at a picture of Patrick when Lucas arrives with a bag and a camp bed. Despite the fact they've only had one date, he's moving in. Vanessa gives him a massive hug.
Sarah appears to be making a massive story out of her reason for being in Erinsborough. She's realised she's just been running away from Karl for the last 14 years. She's asked him to the hotel because she needs to apologise.
SARAH: You were a married man. Susan was a friend. I've been carrying this guilt for a very long time.
KARL: It wasn't just you. We're both to blame.
He notices that she's not wearing a wedding ring. She explains that she and Peter separated a few months ago. Karl tells her that he and Susan are separated but trying. He's trying.
KARL: I still love her.
SARAH: Does she know how far things went between us?
KARL: That we slept together? No. I should have been honest but..
SARAH: It was a long time ago. There's no point raking it all up now.
KARL: If she were to find out that we had been living another lie for all these years. It would finish us for good.
SARAH: Don't worry. She's not going to hear it from me.
After the break Karl and Sarah leave the hotel and Sarah thanks him for listening. Karl thinks it is a shame she won't be able to catch up with Lou or Toadie, but Sarah doesn't want to cause any dramas, he and Susan deserve to be left alone. Clearly she spoke too soon as, just as they briefly hug goodbye (in the totally secret area nowhere near Susan's place of work and coffee hang outs), Susan homes into view and sees them. Thunderstruck is not the word.
- Karl reiterates that Susan can't know the extent of their affair.
- Sophie discovers something Priya related on facebook.
- Sarah wants to clear the air with Susan.
- Rani skips school.