- Chris leaves Erinsborough, and Nate is convinced it's forever
- Terese sees Matt and Sharon kissing, and intervenes to remove Matt from the situation
- Matt is run over, and his last words are to tell Brad to take care of Lauren
- Dennis Dimato gatecrashes Matt's wake, leading Mark to confront him and throw him out
As the wake continues, Dennis Dimato has gone, while Tyler tries to find out from Mark why he was so upset about Dimato and his goons being there. Mark's still angry, and shoves Tyler away.
MARK: It's got nothing to do with you, okay – you didn't even know Matt!
TYLER: I knew him.
Lauren watches the exchange from a distance, before leaving sadly. Mark's about to follow her, but Sheila advises him to leave her be, as she's been through enough.
Terese and Brad come in, still dressed in their funeral clothes – remarking on how much Matt will be missed, and how strong Lauren was today. Terese explains the kids have gone for a drive to the beach – then realises one of her earrings is missing, and decides to go and retrace her steps to find it. Brad says he might go and check if Lauren's okay, if it's alright with Terese. She doesn't look at all sure that it is alright, but tells him it's a good idea – then looks worried as Brad leaves.
Mark is doing some paperwork when Naomi arrives, apologising for not being at the funeral as she had to work. Mark's distracted, and Naomi admits that Sheila told her about his run- in with Dimato at the wake. She says she's taken the rest of the day off so they can spend time together, but Mark says he's not in the mood for company. Naomi's visibly disappointed, but puts on a smile and tells Mark to call her when he's ready.
Tyler comes in as Naomi leaves, but sees Mark and is about to make a quick exit – until Mark summons him over. Mark says that he was surprised to learn Tyler knew Matt, and that it's reminded him that Matt came to talk to him about Tyler last week. Since they never got round to having the conversation, Mark asks Tyler what he thinks it could have been about.
TYLER: He wasn't too happy with me after I serviced his car last week. I got a bit heavy- handed, and snapped the hose clamp.
MARK: Right. And when was this? I mean, you haven't really been there.
TYLER: Steady on.
MARK: No, since the moment you got this job, all you've been doing is slacking off.
TYLER: That's not true!
But Mark continues to lay into Tyler for his lack of work ethic, saying Tyler's talk about having changed was just a load of bull. Tyler stands up and stomps off.
Susan comes in to find Nate watching TV, and swiftly accuses him of wallowing in break- up misery. She suggests they go for a walk together in a bid to help him ‘think about happy things', but Nate can't be persuaded out of the house, even by the lure of takeaway. Reluctantly, she leaves him to it.
Naomi has been telling Sheila about Mark being off with her earlier. Sheila wonders if Mark is upset about all the time Naomi has been spending with Paul, but Naomi insists Mark doesn't have a problem with that. Suddenly, Sharon turns up.
SHARON: Surprise, I'm here!
SHEILA: I can see that. But why?
SHARON: I heard about Matt Turner's passing. I thought I should come and pay my respects.
She explains she met Matt at Kyle and Georgia's wedding, but doesn't tell them about their dalliance together. Sheila is shocked when Sharon admits she went to the chapel – which she claims was to support Kyle, even though she got there too late. Sheila tells Sharon that Kyle's at home, but Sharon decides to stick around in the hope of a free feed first.
As Sheila and Sharon go indoors, Naomi speaks to Tyler, who's passing by. She asks his advice – should she be giving Mark space, or insisting he talk to her about his feelings?
NAOMI: What am I supposed to do when he closes up like this?
TYLER: Punch him! No, we're not talkers.
NAOMI: We, as in Tyler and Mark?
TYLER: We as in Tyler, Mark, Aaron, Mum, Dad, Sis – the whole Brennan catastrophe.
NAOMI: Okay, well that is not gonna fly with me. Because I'm a Canning, and we talk. And yell. A lot.
Susan interrupts, and asks Tyler and Naomi if they're at a loose end. They admit they are, so she asks if they can help her with something.
Power Street - outside Fitzgerald Motors
Sure enough, Tyler soon has his top off and is playing basketball with a happier- looking Nate outside the garage, while Naomi lounges on a nearby deckchair, observing.
NAOMI: You know one time when I got dumped, I dyed my hair green.
NATE: Did it help?
NAOMI: It helped me realise green is not my colour. You know what's a really good cure for heartache? Smashing things.
As a cheerful Nate continues to beat Tyler at basketball, Joey Dimato and various non- speaking members of the Hamburger Mafia show up in the background, and look suitably sinister.
Lauren is having problems with a leaky fridge, when Brad turns up and offers to help fix it. On being asked how she is, Lauren admits she's struggling being in the house on her own, and becomes tearful. Brad hugs her, and reminds her that she has people all around who want to help. Brad tells Lauren she can call him anytime.
LAUREN: I can't rely on you like that.
BRAD: Yes you can. It's what Matt wanted.
He explains how Matt asked him to look after Lauren while they were waiting for the ambulance, and Brad promises that's what he's going to do – before hugging her again.
Terese has retrieved her earring from Sheila, who found it under a table. She's relieved, as she says the earrings have sentimental value. As Terese leaves, Sharon, who is sitting at a table nearby, calls her over, saying they've met before. Terese is noncommittal at first, but when Sharon mentions Kyle, admits she knows him as a neighbour.
SHARON: Oh, so you would know the terrible story about what happened to the lovely Matt Turner?
TERESE: Yes. He was a very good friend of mine. His wife still is.
SHARON: She must be. For you to do what you did that night, in my hotel room. I recognised your voice – I think you know who I am.
TERESE: What are you doing here, Sharon?
SHARON: I'm just visiting my son. And paying my respects.
TERESE: Well the best way you can do that is to stay away.
SHARON: I don't want to cause any trouble, I don't. I just – I know I only met Matt a couple of times, and I've got no right to grieve…
TERESE: Everyone who met him has been affected by this. But – you kissed him, even though you knew he was married.
SHARON: I know, and I feel terrible about it!
TERESE: Well, it doesn't matter now. He's gone – no- one ever has to know.
SHARON: It's just that, I feel that if I don't talk to someone about it, I feel like I'm gonna explode!
Looking worried, Terese sits down, and tells Sharon she can talk to her.
Shortly afterwards, Sharon is telling Terese about the night she met Matt, and how he told her he thought he loved Lauren more than she loved him. Terese insists the Turners had a good marriage, adding perhaps a little wistfully that it was ‘better than most'. Sharon, who seems to be knocking back the wine fairly quickly, witters on about how she shared a ‘real connection' with Matt.
TERESE: The man I knew was a devoted husband and a loving father.
SHARON: Devoted husbands don't accept hotel room keys from relative strangers.
Sharon then muses about how she could tell Lauren about this, to help her understand how Matt was feeling. Alarmed, Terese insists that Lauren doesn't need to know any of it.
TERESE: If she thinks that Matt was unfaithful to her, I don't know what she'd do. Do you really want that on your conscience as well?
SHARON: No. No, I understand.
Brad has finished fixing the fridge leak, but says she should get an expert to look at it. At Brad's request, she awkwardly wipes a spot of sealant off his nose – and she says it reminds her of the zinc cream he used to wear back in his surfing days.
Mark arrives with some of Matt's possessions from the police station, and Brad leaves them to it. Mark also apologises for how he behaved at the wake. Lauren doesn't seem angry at him, but is annoyed that Dimato turned up there in the first place – and wonders what people are thinking. Mark implies that heckling at cops' funerals is always a popular pastime among renowned troublemakers, which we guess he supposes is somehow reassuring.
MARK: Matt's reputation is intact – I can promise you that.
Finding a mug among Matt's things which reads ‘coffee is not a drug, it's a vitamin', Lauren recalls how Bailey gave it to Matt one Father's Day. She thanks Mark for his speech at the funeral service.
Mark expresses annoyance that Matt is dead while the crooks who ‘dragged him into this mess' are getting away scot- free. Lauren insists that Matt's death was a tragic accident – there's no point blaming Dimato, and she doesn't want Matt's spiral of corruption over the last few weeks to be the way he's remembered. Mark says that's why he has to put things right by pursuing Dimato.
LAUREN: It's not gonna bring him back.
MARK: Yeah, maybe not. But it'll make me feel a hell of a lot better knowing that Dimato can't do this to anyone else.
LAUREN: Do you know what's getting me through this? It's all the love and support I'm getting from my family and friends. It's love – it's not anger, and it's not hurt, and it's not revenge. Just go and be with the people you care for. Let the anger go, Brennan. It's the only way.
Nate is teaching Naomi how to shoot hoops by the garage, while Tyler goes to get some water from Grease Monkeys. Before he goes in, Joey Dimato stops Tyler and tells him that Dimato Senior (who he reveals is his uncle) says thanks, for getting Mark off his back. Tyler responds that it was ‘uncool' for Dimato's gang to turn up to the wake like that.
While they're talking, Tyler is oblivious to the fact that Mark has arrived, and is about to join Nate and Naomi for a basketball game.
TYLER: My brother may be a cop, but he's a top bloke, alright?
JOEY: I'll have to take your word for it.
TYLER: Yeah, you will.
However, when Mark sees Tyler talking to Joey, he storms over, grabs Tyler and humiliates him in front of the goons – telling him to stay away from ‘people like this'.
TYLER: Or what – you'll spank me?
Joey and the goons appreciate the joke, but Mark accuses Tyler of acting like a five- year- old – and again shoves him when Tyler tries to walk away. Tyler says he can handle himself, and when Mark replies that he can't, says Mark doesn't know anything about him. Tyler stomps off into Grease Monkeys, while Mark looks annoyed. Naomi and Nate watch with interest from across the road.
A tipsy Sharon, still feeling guilty, is wittering cryptically to Sheila about her ‘stained soul' and an act she wants to take back – without admitting what it is she's feeling bad about.
SHEILA: What's his name?
SHARON: Does it matter?
SHEILA: I have better things to do than to stand here pretending to listen to your rhetorical questions.
Sharon says this particular man was ‘special', and now he's ‘gone', having left her with so many things she wanted to say.
SHEILA: Well find a way to say them, or shut up about it! Because sitting around here stewing in your own juices isn't doing anyone any good. Especially me!
Sharon says she needs to find a way to ease her conscience and make it right, but Sheila just sighs and walks off. She says hello to Mark and Naomi as they pass, but Naomi quickly pushes Mark onwards so they don't have to talk to her!
As they take a table, Mark whinges to Naomi about Tyler's behaviour – but Naomi points out that Mark does speak to him like he's a child, and suggests the Brennan ‘silent caveman' routine isn't helping. Mark gets defensive, and says he doesn't need her advice – which leads Naomi to lose patience with him and go off in a huff.
Power Street - outside Fitzgerald Motors
Nate is advising Tyler to listen to Mark if he says the Dimato gang are bad news, but Tyler's still feeling humiliated for the way Mark spoke to him in front of them.
TYLER: And after I defended him, too. Jerk.
Nate says he has to head home to cook Susan a surprise meal.
TYLER: You cook?
NATE: I'm ex- army, bro. I can cook, I can clean, I can read maps – I can do anything.
TYLER: You'll make some lucky guy happy one day.
NATE: Nah, it's a bit too soon for that.
TYLER: Hey, I said one day.
NATE: Thanks for today, man. It helped.
TYLER: Any time.
Joey and the Hamburger Mafia cross the road, and invite Tyler and Nate to join them for some beers. Tyler's enthusiastic, and an amused Nate warns him that Mark would kill him if he knew. Tyler tells Nate not to tell Mark, therefore!
TYLER: You coming?
NATE: Yeah, alright. To keep you out of trouble.
TYLER: You can give it your best shot.
Lauren is in the back yard when Sharon turns up, startling her. She introduces herself as Kyle's mum.
SHARON: I'm here to talk about your husband.
- Mark and his police colleagues prepare to mount an operation
- More conflict between Mark and Tyler – observed by Dimato's henchwoman, Michelle
- Michelle asks Tyler if he's ‘in'
- At the penthouse, Sheila asks a dressing- gown- clad Naomi and Paul what's going on
- Lauren asks Sharon why she's here