- Georgia tells Nick the treatment rooms are for registered patients. With a bit of digging Georgia could find out what Nick is using the rooms for.
- Georgia is told that a patient has put in a complaint against her and she's been suspended.
- Brad tells Matt he knows about him and Sharon Canning.
- Matt is hit by a car.
- Danni comes forward as the driver of the hit and run.
- The Turners are devastated when they're told Matt has died.
Lauren stands silently in the kitchen, looking around the room, clearly thinking about Matt. She looks to the wall at the sketch she drew of him.
Susan lays out the orders of service. Toadie greets Susan, she gives him a hug as she welcomes him back. Toadie says Sonya and Nell are staying a few more days, and Callum's okay, pretty much back to normal. Toadie can't stop thinking about Matt, or that text he sent Danni. He sent her a text organising the garage employment contracts, and she was responding to it when she hit Matt. Susan says he had no way of knowing she was driving at the time, he can't dwell on that. Toadie asks how Susan feels about performing the ceremony. She was honoured when Lauren asked, but Matt and Lauren's vow renewal was the first thing she did as a celebrant, and now this is her first funeral.
Sheila shows Daniel how to set things up for the wake, she says today has to be truly special. She's hosted wakes before but Sheila says that was usually for strangers, the Turners are friends and she can't let Lauren down. Daniel and Kyle say she's putting her heart into it and she won't let them down. Georgia knocks over a set of spoon, and Kyle helps her pick them up. Georgia keeps expecting the hospital to call and say she has a disciplinary hearing. Nick framed her and she has no idea how or why. Kyle asks her to think like Nick does, how would she do it if she were him? Georgia says Nick could have emailed the site pretending to be her to get her password. Kyle suggests IT people at the hospital could help her find out.
Erinsborough Police Station
Mark clears Matt's desk, holding a picture of Matt with Lauren, Mason, Bailey and Amber. Tyler arrives, telling Mark he's coming to the funeral as he doesn't want Mark to go by himself. Mark says Lauren's asked him to speak at the service, Tyler offers to help. Danni arrives and asks Mark for a big favour.
Lou finishes a phone call to Kathy, who has organised a flight for them all to Mount Isa this evening. Mason is already there organising things so will pick them up at the airport. Mason's also been looking at some of Matt's favourite places to scatter the ashes. Lauren asks the kids if they are ready for today, and if anyone wants to say anything at the service. Amber and Paige say no, while Bailey shakes his head. Lauren says she'll speak for all of them. Lauren gets a phone call from Mark.
The Willis family prepare for the funeral. Terese wishes she didn't have to go today and is worried she'll lose it. If there had been a difference of a few seconds that car could have hit Brad and she'd be burying him today. Nick tells her to press her tongue against the roof of her mouth, it'll distract the brain which will stop her crying. As Josh, Imogen and Terese leave, Brad thanks Nick for his advice. Nick tells Brad they should feel free to grieve without feeling guilty about what happened. He's not to blame for Matt's death.
Danni follows Paige into the kitchen, while Lauren, Bailey and Amber are sitting at the table. Danni thanks them for agreeing to see her. This day shouldn't be happening. When she took her eyes off the road to send that text, she had no idea the effect it would cause. It was a moment of terrible judgement, she was stupid and they're the ones paying the price. Danni says she's so sorry. Lauren appreciates her coming, it must have been difficult. Danni hopes they'll be okay. Danni leaves.
Amber comments that it made Danni feel better, but Bailey says it doesn't change anything for them. Lauren starts crying and says they should get going. Lauren says Danni must have needed to do that, but Amber asks what about what Lauren needs. Lauren needs to concentrate on getting through today, together, as a family. She hugs them and they leave the room. Lauren takes a deep breath before following.
The Turners arrive at the service, Lauren hugs Susan before they sit down. Through the shots of the crowd grieving, we hear the speeches at the service.
SUSAN: CS Lewis wrote ‘No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.' Today we face the fear and grief of losing someone we loved, someone who was taken far too soon. But we've come together to comfort each other through that fear and grief as we lay to rest a beloved father, a husband and a friend.
MARK: If you are a young cop or any young person and you are looking for a role model, you couldn't do better than Matt. No one was more committed to serving and protecting, to doing the right thing whenever he could.
LAUREN: If I'd made a list when I was a little girl of everything I ever dreamed of finding in a husband, Matt would have ticked every box. He was loving, supportive, determined to provide and more loyal than any man on Earth. He was a beautiful husband and a beautiful father and I will miss him more than I can possibly say. And for the rest of my life I will be grateful for every moment I got to spend with him.
SUSAN: He can never be replaced but there is no doubt that he will live on forever in our memories and in our hearts.
Bailey asks her to wait, then gets up wishing to speak.
BAILEY: I hate talking in front of people, I hate it. But it was dad who gave me the courage to do so in the first place. Because that's the kind of man that he was, that is the kind of things that he would do. My dad was a star, not like a rock star or a movie star or anything like that, he wouldn't have wanted that kind of attention at all. My dad was a real star in the sky, he was a constant, he was always there, he was there to guide me if I ever lost my way. Which is kind of ironic because he never really cared much for the stars or anything like that. I spent a lot of time wishing that he did, wishing that he was more geeky or more into astronomy, more like me basically. And I think back to that and I hate it, I hate it because now I just wish that he was here to guide me to… I just wish I had my dad back.
Erinsborough Hospital Exterior
Georgia arrives and spots Trish, who must work in IT, outside getting coffee. Georgia needs her help, she knows Trish has probably heard about the posts on her account about Ms Morgan and she needs to prove that she didn't write them. She wants Trish to find out if they were sent on a work computer, can she find out, can she sent for who was logged into a computer at any given time and what sites they visited. Nick appears behind Georgia and listens, while Kyle who is at the car outside sees him there. Trish says she could check into those things but it's a violation of privacy, she'd get into a lot of trouble if she didn't have a rock solid reason. Georgia says she could lose her career, Dr Petrides has set her up and she needs proof. Trish looks behind Georgia, who turns to see Nick standing behind her. Trish heads inside, while Kyle comes over to comfort Georgia. Nick says he knows what she was trying to do, and she shouldn't be on the premises. Georgia knows that Nick wrote those posts to set her up, he hacked into her account and is trying to get her into trouble.
NICK: I think you need to let this one go for good because you're sounding incredibly paranoid. You know you've got no one but yourself to blame.
KYLE: Dude, I said back off!
NICK: I just think the emotion of the day has got to you. Instead of coming here and throwing around accusations I think you should focus on mourning your friend.
A furious Kyle is about to punch Nick but Georgia stops him, while Nick stands with a wicked grin on his face.
Amber says it's surreal how other people can carry on with their lives like nothing's changed, because for them nothing has. Josh says she shouldn't be going through this and gives Amber a hug.
Sheila tells Mark it was a shame that Naomi wasn't at the funeral to hear him say those lovely words about Matt. Mark says she had to work, her job must be important to her. Sheila thinks it's a little too important. Sheila thinks it's odd she's suddenly become so dedicated to Paul. Dimato and his goons enter laughing and look to find a table. Sheila asks Mark if she should call security (given there's a roomful of police present), but Mark says he'll deal with it.
Mark tells Dimato he shouldn't be here. Dimato says Matt was a fine upstanding cop he respected and he's here to (pauses to look around and smirk) honour him. Mark says they're not welcome. Dimato wants to pay his respects to Matt's lovely widow too, and wonders where she is.
Lauren looks at the large picture of Matt and breaks down in tears.
Georgia fixates on what Nick said about only having herself to blame, she tells Kyle that it sounded like a warning or something. Georgia thought that Nick had it in for her because of the bet, but now she thinks about it, it all began when she started asking about that mystery patient. First Nick sucks up to her to try and get her to stop asking questions and when that doesn't work this incriminating post appears and she gets suspended. He got her sacked to stop her asking questions about this patient and wonders if she can find out who this patient is. If Nick's doing something dodgy and she can prove it at her disciplinary hearing she can help clear her name. Kyle asks where they can start.
Mark tells Paige, Tyler and Bailey that the last funeral he was at was Kate's. Tyler wishes he could have met her. Mark says she would have thought Tyler would be a bad influence him, Tyler thinks that's true, but Mark says it would only be until she got to know him. Lauren and Amber arrive and tell Paige and Bailey that she's spoken to Kathy and it seems Mason isn't doing well. Amber says they should get on a plane with Lou straight away and Lauren will follow later with Matt's ashes. Bailey and Paige agree and head off.
Mark hears Dimato laughing loudly ordering a round of drinks so they can toast their ‘fallen friend.' Mark leaps to his feet and pushes Dimato against the bar. Mark tells him he's not welcome and he should get the hell out! Lauren watches on.
- Lauren tells Mark that this isn't about Dimato, it's about her husband.
- Mark warns Tyler to stay away from Dimato's minions.
- Brad tells Lauren that Matt asked him to look after her, so that's what he's going to do.
- Terese tells Sharon that Lauren doesn't need to know any of this.
- Sharon goes to see Lauren.