- Kyle leaves Amy, Jimmy and the despondent Cannings to be with Georgia in Germany
- The mysterious John Doe saves Paige's life during the hotel blast
- Paige spends days sitting by a comatose John Doe's bedside, despite her family's bereavements
- Terese tells Paul that she hates him, and feels sick at how he made her care about him
- With Sarah Beaumont back in town, Susan makes Karl promise to keep his distance
- Sarah runs her hand up Karl's leg, as she asks what he'd do if she propositioned him…
Karl comes in, and Susan asks where he's been.
KARL: Okay, the first thing I want to say is, I love you.
SUSAN: Oh, what have you done?
Karl explains he went to see Sarah to tell her to stay away from them – and adds that Susan was right about her intentions, explaining how Sarah asked what he'd do if she propositioned him. When he said he'd turn her down, Karl explains, Sarah didn't hang around for long.
SUSAN: What is she trying to achieve?
KARL: Darling, I don't know. But it is over. I promise you.
In the storeroom, Steph and Paul are discussing how to clear Paul's name for the boiler sabotage – and they've even got a police- style whiteboard set up to assist with their own personal investigation! On it, we can see a list marked ‘suspects' – just Tom and Cecilia at the moment – as well as a list of significant people (namely, Ramsay Street residents) who were in the hotel. There's also a timeline of events, a rudimentary map of Lassiter's, and a note to investigate the backgrounds of the Citizen of the Year candidates for more clues (‘esp. Sheila Canning and Brad Willis'!)
Steph asks whether anyone else except Tom Quill might have it in for him enough to want to frame him. Paul says there's quite a list, mentioning Ezra Hanley – the guy who Paul paid to have beaten up after he assaulted Terese – and Victor Cleary, the man who shot his niece Kate. Paul points out that both Ezra and Victor are in jail, but could have employed friends to do the deed. Paul also identifies Dennis Dimato as a possible suspect, given how he tried to frame Paige and hates Paul.
Paul then proposes hiring a private investigator. Steph points out they don't have the money, so Paul suggests bringing in someone ‘less legit' – asking if Steph has anyone in mind. She claims not.
PAUL: Oh, come on, Steph, you've been in jail!
STEPH: So have you!
PAUL: Yeah, but when I was mayor I had to clean out my Rolodex, so I'm kind of out of the loop.
Paul suggests bringing in Steph's biker mate, Jacka, to help them. Steph says she won't be doing that, and tells Paul she's not comfortable with all this. But Paul reminds her that she could lose the business and her son if he goes to jail…
Paige is at John Doe's bedside, talking to him. He's still unconscious and on the ventilator.
PAIGE: I keep thinking about the funeral. It was really beautiful, if that's even possible. And I keep thinking about all the time that we missed out on as kids. I have a feeling that we would've been in trouble a lot by Pop. We were only starting to connect properly in the last few months as a family. I guess a lesson that I learnt from this is that I will never take for granted the time that I have with my family.
Paige wipes tears from her face – but suddenly notices something about John Doe…
PAIGE: Are your eyes open?
PAIGE: Are you awake?
She darts out of the room to fetch nurses, who rush back in with her to assist.
Sheila and Sarah are in the garden. Sheila comments that Sarah isn't eating much; Sarah says she hasn't got much of an appetite, and says she has to go and meet somebody anyway. Sheila gives her a none- too- subtle reminder that she hasn't paid her rent yet. Sarah claims her Internet banking has been playing up, but says she'll fetch Sheila the rent from an ATM today.
As Sarah leaves, Amy and Jimmy arrive. They've found a letter from Kyle in the mailbox, addressed to Amy. Jimmy, still upset at being abandoned, thinks Amy should destroy it, as Kyle's ‘not worth it'.
AMY: That's not very kind, Jimmy.
JIMMY: Yeah, well neither's he!
Jimmy marches off, and Amy apologises to Sheila for his outburst. Sheila's understanding, saying Jimmy must be hurting and that Amy must be too. Amy opens the letter – it's a sale contract for the Dial- A- Kyle yard, which Kyle is offering to sell her at a cut- price rate. Sheila assumes it's his way of paying her back for Bossy's vet operation.
AMY: I would rather spend two years building gazebos than take Kyle's charity! I love how he just assumes we're gonna stick around and clean up his mess.
SHEILA: Are you thinking of leaving?
Amy says she's thinking about it, but will help Sheila find new tenants if she does decide to leave. Amy is upset.
AMY: You know, for one stupid second, I thought, maybe it was a ‘I've made a huge mistake, please take me back' letter. No – no, I'm not gonna cry. I have a son to get to school, and a yard to clean up.
SHEILA: That doesn't mean you put yourself last.
AMY: I'm not. I'm being strong. And that means not taking handouts. If I want the yard, I'll pay Kyle full price. And not a cent less.
Sheila looks worried, as Amy leaves.
Karl is attending to John Doe, who is now fully awake. Paige watches anxiously.
KARL: How many fingers can you see?
JOHN DOE: Three.
KARL: Do you know where you are?
JOHN DOE: You just told me. Erinsborough Hospital.
KARL: Yes, of course. And do you know who the Prime Minister is?
PAIGE: I don't think that's a fair question, given how quickly they change.
KARL (laughs): Yes, that's a good point.
But John Doe isn't laughing.
KARL: Do you know what year it is?
JOHN DOE: Err… No.
KARL: Do you remember anything about the explosion?
JOHN DOE: No.
KARL: Or what you were doing that day, going to Lassiter's hotel?
PAIGE: I was there. You bumped into me. And you also helped another girl take her camping gear to her car.
JOHN DOE: …
KARL: It's alright. Some memory loss is not uncommon with a trauma.
JOHN DOE: I can't remember anything.
KARL: It could come back in time. Memory is engrained – it's like riding a bike. Sometimes it just needs the right prompt or situation.
PAIGE: Hi. I'm Paige. And this is Dr Karl. And you are…?
JOHN DOE: …
Sarah is coming out of No 26, when Susan confronts her angrily.
SUSAN: Karl told me what happened. You don't change, do you?
SARAH: Look, I just need to speak to you and Karl together…
SUSAN: I'm not interested, Sarah. I don't trust you – I don't like you. I don't want you here.
SARAH: Just let me explain – it's not what you think!
Susan gets into her car.
SUSAN: Just leave us alone.
She slams the door, not realising that Sarah's hand is trapped in it! Sarah cries out in pain, and a shocked Susan gets out of the car again.
Karl and Paige are outside John Doe's room. Paige asks if something could be really wrong with him, but Karl says amnesia isn't unusual after a major head injury. It's impossible to tell how long it will last, but the CT scan didn't show any swelling or injury.
PAIGE: But he doesn't know who he is, or where he lives. I don't even know what to call him.
Karl says he'll let the police know he's awake, and they'll try to identify him.
PAIGE: His family must be worried sick.
KARL: Hmm. Let's hope they show up soon.
Inside the room, John Doe is looking upset. While Paige goes back inside, Karl is surprised when Susan turns up, with Sarah in tow – she's bandaged her hand following the car door incident.
SUSAN: It really was an accident.
Sarah doesn't look entirely convinced, as Karl shows Sarah into an examination room and begins to look at her injury. Sarah tells Karl that she wasn't coming onto him last night – he jumped to the wrong conclusion. But he ignores her, telling her that her hand may be fractured and that an X- ray is needed, as well as some painkillers.
SARAH: I don't want to take extra medication.
KARL: Well, what medication are you on?
Amy is walking Jimmy to school. Jimmy's upset that another boy has been picked for the football team above him, because he told the teacher Jimmy wasn't coming back from their trip to Sydney (with Nene). Jimmy asks if they'll move to Sydney now; Amy asks what Jimmy wants, but he puts it back on her. Amy says she's still trying to work out what to do next.
As Amy goes into Kyle's yard, Jimmy looks up resentfully at the image of Kyle on the sign.
Meanwhile, Steph is lingering outside Grease Monkeys, with Jacka.
STEPH: All I'm asking for is someone to do some digging for me.
JACKA: Sounds like a set- up.
STEPH: No! I wouldn't do that.
JACKA: You still with that copper?
STEPH: No, it's got nothing to do with him!
JACKA: I don't trust you.
STEPH: What? Jacka, mate…
JACKA: We're not mates. Do your own dirty work, alright?
Paul is bothering passing extras, showing them pictures of Tom Quill and asking if they've seen him. Terese storms over and demands to know what he's doing. Paul says he's trying to clear his name, again insisting he didn't cause the boiler explosion. But Terese isn't interested in listening.
TERESE: I don't want to hear it, I don't want to see you, and I want you off this property now!
PAUL: Please, Terese, listen. If you just look at me – I mean, really look at me – you will see the man who you were falling in love…
TERESE: Stop, stop, stop! Please, please stop talking to me and just leave!
PAUL: If you'd let me prove my innocence, you'd see I want to find out who did this, because I want justice just as much as you do.
TERESE: The only justice will be when you are locked up for what you have done. Now please, get out of here before I call the police, and have you arrested for trespass.
She marches off, looking very upset. Paul looks sad.
We rejoin Karl and Sarah, but are not party to exactly what they've been discussing.
KARL: Why didn't you tell me?
SARAH: It's a hard thing to say.
KARL: Does Peter know?
SARAH: No. He has a new life, a new wife.
KARL: Have you told your children?
SARAH: No. And I'm not going to, until I can't hide it anymore. I speak to my specialist when I need to, and that's it.
KARL: If Susan knew, she'd be more understanding – it'll ease the tension.
SARAH: No. I don't want anyone else to know just yet.
KARL: Why on Earth not?
SARAH: I have my reasons. Look, I told you this in confidence. You're my doctor. I'm your patient. This cannot leave this room.
An angry- looking Jimmy is lobbing stones at the Dial- A- Kyle sign outside the yard. Amy comes out and stops him.
AMY: Look – I know Kyle leaving has hurt you. And it's difficult to understand. But you can't hate him. Hating anyone or anything, it doesn't work.
JIMMY: You always say you hate Brussels sprouts.
AMY: I mean they're not my favourite vegetable. Stop changing the subject.
Jimmy is tearful, and Amy comforts him.
AMY: It's okay to be sad. It's okay to miss someone. But we should talk about it. We're a team, aren't we?
JIMMY: I just wish he didn't leave.
AMY: Yeah I know. Me too. But Kyle was a good man to us, so remember that part. Like how he used to play footie with you, out on the street. Even when he was tired.
JIMMY: Or how he taught me to bowl a leg- break. And every time we played cricket I'd always get him out. And he'd be all, like [imitating Kyle], ‘Gave away my trade secret!'
Amy tries to laugh, now crying herself.
JIMMY: So, what are your good bits? Come on – we're a team, remember? Crying helps sometimes. But don't worry, I won't tell anyone.
AMY: Alright. Alright, mate. Come on – time for school.
JIMMY: Or Team Williams could take a mental health day, and go to the movies?
AMY: Oh, nice try!
They laugh, and Jimmy walks off to school. Tyler shows up, and asks if Amy's going to work elsewhere now Kyle's selling. She says she still has some jobs to finish here first.
TYLER: If I had to look at a big sign with my ex's face every day at work, I don't think I'd ever rock up!
Amy looks upset.
Paul is adjusting his investigatory whiteboard, while Steph watches. He says an old contact of his has just confirmed that Dimato is in Surfers Paradise, Queensland.
PAUL: Apparently, though, there is a guy in a coma at the hospital who was found at the accident scene without any ID.
Paul adds ‘coma man' to his suspect list! Mark arrives, in full uniform. He explains there have been complaints about Paul hassling people at the Lassiter's Complex, running his own investigation into the boiler explosion.
STEPH: He's just trying to prove his innocence.
MARK: Or he's trying to influence witnesses, tamper with, or remove evidence!
STEPH: No, no – come on, what's he supposed to do? Just sit back and wait? It's only natural to want to find out who's framed you!
MARK: It's also a breach of bail conditions!
Steph accuses Mark of being too ‘hard- line' about this, but he reminds her that she agreed to stay out of it. He then tells Paul to stay away from the hotel, and not have any contact with staff members or witnesses.
MARK: And you can get rid of that whiteboard! Otherwise I'll arrest and charge you.
Mark gives Steph a killer look as he leaves.
John Doe is still in bed, looking upset. Paige is still with him, and has a plan to find out who he is – she casually asks him to sign a petition against staff cutbacks at uni.
JOHN DOE: You do actually go there, right? Apparently you've been spending a lot of time here? Not that I'm complaining.
PAIGE: Well, I am missing a lecture right now. But nothing I can't catch up on online.
John Doe goes to sign the petition, but suddenly stops.
JOHN DOE: … I don't know to what to write.
PAIGE: Well, at least we know you're right- handed.
JOHN DOE: Oh yeah. Guess that's an automatic thing.
PAIGE: Maybe if you write down some names, see if anything jogs your memory?
JOHN DOE: Okay.
PAIGE: Why don't you try Michael? I know it's dumb, but I was 100% sure that that was your name.
He starts writing it, but gives up halfway through.
JOHN DOE: Sorry.
PAIGE: No, it's okay. But we do have to come up with something. It's not every day that you get to pick your own name.
JOHN DOE: What have you been calling me?
PAIGE: John Doe.
JOHN DOE: As in a dead guy?
PAIGE: No. They use that name for people that are just unknown.
JOHN DOE: Okay, that'll do. An old Hebrew name is as good as anything.
Paige is surprised at the comment.
PAIGE: Well maybe you're a historian? Or a teacher?
JOHN: How is this possible? How can I not know who I am?
PAIGE: Look, we just have to hope that it passes, and you get your memory back soon.
JOHN: Why ‘we'? This is not your problem.
JOHN: Sorry, that was rude.
PAIGE: No, no, it's okay. My mum thinks I'm also overinvesting. And my sisters. And my friends.
JOHN: Well maybe you are. I appreciate you being here; it's nice to have someone to talk to, but I don't want you to feel obliged.
PAIGE: You saved my life. And until we find out who you are, or I save yours, I'm not going anywhere.
Tyler is helping Amy to take the larger Dial- A- Kyle sign down from the roof.
TYLER: Ex- boyfriend removal complete!
Amy rushes to the ute to answer her phone – it's a customer. As she talks to him, she's upset to find a note from Kyle about a customer order in the logbook. It ends with ‘P.S. love you lots, K x'. Upset and angry, Amy gets in the ute and reverses back and forth over the sign bearing Kyle's caricature! Tyler watches from the garage with concern.
Paul is still working on his whiteboard, but gives up, spinning it around in frustration. He leaves.
Terese walks past a photo of Imogen, Piper and Josh, and the book of condolences from Josh's funeral. She is looking worried and upset. She moves towards a bottle of wine that is wrapped up on the table, but is interrupted by a knock at the door. It's Mark – she's asked him to come round.
TERESE: I wanted to talk to you about the investigation of Paul.
MARK: Right. Yeah, well, we're doing everything we can.
TERESE: I'm just wondering if that's enough.
TERESE: Look, given your relationship with Steph, I just can't help wondering if you're the best person to head this investigation.
MARK: I'm as concerned about Steph believing him as you are. But that's not gonna stop me doing my job! The evidence against Paul is circumstantial at this stage. But it's overwhelming. I promise you, I will do everything I can to make sure that Paul Robinson is convicted.
Paul is sitting on a bench, looking bitter and broken.
We see a close- up of a phone on a table. A text message appears on it, which reads: ‘Worried Paul will work out it was me. What should I do?'
Paul is still on the bench. He looks up and sees Amy and Jimmy walking by, her arm around his shoulders. Paul raises a hand to wave, and Jimmy glances at Amy, but she just hurries him away. Paul is heartbroken.
- Imogen gets an email from Naomi
- Daniel tells Imogen she's ‘got to do it', but she says she doesn't want to leave her family
- A young woman standing on the love lock bridge, taking a selfie
- The same woman is on the balcony at No 24, and tells Daniel: ‘Surprise!'
- Flashbacks to the blast aftermath, as John Doe says: ‘I'm a total stranger. I could be anyone'
- In the hospital, he tells Paige he could be ‘capable of anything'
- Julie Quill tells Amy that she'll hurt anyone who hurts her family