- Imogen saying yes to Daniels proposal.
- Daniel receiving a right hook from his sister as she tried to break into #24 (trying to copy her parents first onscreen meeting!)
- Madison being introduced to the neighbourhood teens.
- Xanthe wanting some professional shots done of herself.
- Ben coming clean to Piper on where Xanthe is getting the money from.
- Sarah invoking patient confidentiality from Karl.
- Terese discovering Sarah is taking over some of her duties.
- Nate warning Aaron to keep quiet.
Nate and Aaron are back from the ANZAC dawn service and head to The Waterhole to play two- up but some mystery persons seems to be watching what they are up to, unseen from them of course.
Xanthe is back from a shopping spree/photo shoot and isnt amused to find out that Ben has told Piper where the money to fund it came from plus the lecture she is now getting from Piper. She nonchalantly claims that theyd every right to take the money and informs Piper where the dosh came to buy her laptop. Now Piper is peeved at being dragged into things and tells them that she doesnt like that sort of a favour but goes all quiet when she is questioned as to whether she will return the laptop or not. This is turning into a massive headache, is Bens way of looking at the situation they find themselves but Xanthe thinks its her big chance.
XANTHE: Besides, the only people who know about it are the three of us!
Know about what?! Sheila asks on coming inside from the garden and is met with a sea of blank silent faces.
Daniel seems pleased his sister is following in their dads foot by becoming a journalist and is using the trip to Melbourne as field training from her studies. Shes a bit bemused by the sleeping arrangements when Daniel says its cool for her to sleep in Brads old room at #24! Madison decide shes had enough of Paul not getting back to her and leaves to go track him down.
Imogen comes downstairs with good news Judge Barton has come through (because they belong together apparently!) and they can get married tomorrow!!! Before that happens though, they need to break the good news to her parents, something she is hesitant to do because she feels guilty. Theyll understand, Daniel reassures her with and reminds her too that they encouraged her to go for the job in LA.
However as they were ending their kiss/hug, Imogen noticed that someone has been at a bottle of wine and is immediately fearful despite Daniel warning her not to jump to conclusions.
IMOGEN: We both know who it was.
Karl/Susan arent thrilled to see Sarah in the bar when they come in after being at the dawn service to support Nate. Sarah explains about filling in for a week and Karl almost drops her in it but recovers quickly and she scuttles off to get them some free drinks. As they sit down, Karl is trying to convince Susan that Sarah is making amends but shes having none of it because Sarah always has an ulterior motive.
Sheila is so overcome by the great photos of Xanthe to really pay too much attention on where exactly the money for it came from (Xanthe did say that shed saved and that Ben/Piper helped!) and suggests putting them on social media (Instagram) too, so she can become a star!
Imogen is waiting for her mum when she comes downstairs so she can confront her with what she found. Terese doesnt deny that it wasnt her but refuses to go see someone about her problem. Talk to dad, talk to me, Sonya Imogen pleads but Terese plans on taking things one step at a time because thats all I can do.
TERESE: As long as I have you all Ill be fine.
Outside the front door, Xanthe thanks Piper for not blabbing her out although you can see Pipers not happy at keeping quiet. Xanthe also wants her friend to agree to keeping low so nobody finds up with theyve been up to.
Meanwhile inside, Sarah ends a terse call to her ex, trying to get through to him that Angus isnt coping.
Sheila arrives inside from taking the washing in just as the call ends. Sarah explains shes home because she had a headache, agrees to drive in together in time for Sheilas shift starting once Sarahs stomach has settled down (it looks like shes got severe stomach pains again that weve previously seen).
In the garden, Imogen tells her dad about being worried for Terese especially after finding the opened bottle. I want to trust her, she tells him especially after Terese reassured her it was just the one drink although it boils down to the same thing she shouldnt be drinking. Brad agrees with her on that point and when Imogen feels she can't go overseas is told she has to because its the opportunity of a lifetime.
IMOGEN: And Id feel like I was deserting her.
BRAD: Your mum, she wants you to be successful and have a career. If she thought for one second that she was holding you back, shed never forgive herself.
Imogen nods to her dad and he then adds that he promises to take care of your mum.
After his chat with Imogen, Brad calls round to see Terese and begins by telling her that Imogens worried and she is quick to point out about being stone cold sober. Hes surprised to see her not dressed and she explains about having little energy to get out of bed, let alone dressed. Both admit to not sleeping well and Brad tells her about going out for runs in the middle of the night to take his mind off things but when he stops, it all comes back.
BRAD: I can't stop seeing Joshs face.
TERESE: You know its wrong, your children are supposed to outlive you, youre not supposed to bury them.
BRAD: At least Josh knew what it was like to love and be loved and we were there with him right til the end.
TERESE: Just his final moments saying goodbye, you know it just doesnt seem real. I know it is I know hes not coming back. I miss him so much.
Xanthe, much to Pipers annoyance, is uploading the photos from the photoshoot to Instagram and is tagging where she bought the clothes from in the hope that she gets some freebies! So you want to be a walking advertisement?! Piper asks and Xanthes reply is that given she sucks at school, this is her only way to get a career and even if the Quills catch on to her, she will have so much money that she can afford to pay them back!
XANTHE: I will be so famous they wont be able to touch me!
Madison gets roped into helping the girls out with the tagging after popping round since she failed to find Paul.
Sarah gets short shrift from Susan after popping past her table to see if she needs anything.
Sheila saunters over to get some goss and tells her about the call Sarah had with Peter especially the bit about Karl being far more of a man than he is. She has come to the conclusion that Sarah is pregnant (after hearing her throw up in the bathroom, saying she is fatigued and then feeling her stomach) and is trying to seduce Karl to then make him think hes the daddy. Susan dismisses that idea as Mal/Catherine would have said something but turns out its been a while since shes talked to them so Sheila suggests a call is in order!
Meanwhile, Nate is in a good place today with having Karl/Susan/Aaron there to support him. They are about to resume playing two- up when Aaron gets a mystery text saying I know what you did to Tom Quill.
Commercial break later and Aaron is immediately panicking but is told by Nate to calm down and think rationally and besides, the text might not be about the fight, it could be something else.
When Sarah does a disappearing act to the bathroom (stomach trouble again), Sheila can't wait to comment on it to Susan when she gets to the bar. Susan is off the phone from talking to Mal and reports theyve not seen Sarah for a bit but has discovered that Peter is working abroad in some third world country. So the kids are with him? Sheila asks but is told no, they are both in the UK, the son at boarding school and the daughter is at the Conservatorium. So shes footloose and fancy free, Sheila remarks but Susan is more puzzled when Mal said Sarah was asking him about his parents and if they were getting along.
SHEILA: Well that does it!
What are you doing?! Susan comments on seeing Sheila go raking in Sarahs handbag (she left it on the bar before the toilet run, just taking a bottle of pills with her). I am looking for evidence, Sheila nonchalantly replies.
SUSAN: Sheila, you can do that, its an invasion of privacy!
Sheila thinks shes struck gold when she discovers a photo of Karl. Susan says its an old photo, from around the time they were together.
Ben returns with food supplies for the girls who are in the hot tub. Piper gets out and Xanthe asks for her phone so she can see what comments her photos have gotten but from the look Piper has on her face on seeing them, and her initial reluctance to hand Xanthe her phone, the comments must be bad!
Xanthe demands the phone and right enough, the comments arent good. Piper encourages her not to read any more and to turn her phone off and when she goes to respond, yells at her not to, because feeding the trolls will just encourage them more.
XANTHE: I can handle it, okay.
BEN: Thats what I thought, but those people are toxic.
XANTHE: No one calls me a duck face and gets away with it!
Imogen has come to talk to Josh because she is lost and we see a shot of his headstone with the following inscription on it:
May 1996 - April 2016
Adored son of TERESE & BRAD
Sibling of IMOGEN, PAIGE & PIPER
Father of MATILDA
Great love lives on
Daniel finds her and reminds her that he gave his life so they could be together. The timing is so wrong, she says but he tells her that when you get a second chance at life, things become crystal clear.
DANIEL: Hes given us this opportunity and I think we should grab it with both hands, go for it.
IMOGEN: If we get married, we can't even tell anyone.
DANIEL: I understand. He will always be a part of you.
IMOGEN: I just miss him so much.
DANIEL: (to Joshs grave) Look after her.
Madison tells Daniel of her exploits to track Paul down and wants him to go with her in the morning to try again. I can't, he replies but refuses to say why and wont confirm if it involves Imogen either. Your marriage licence came through, she correctly guesses and he confirms it has and that they are going to go to the registry office tomorrow in secret.
MADISON: Wait, what?!!!
She then wants the chance to convince their parents to support his decision but he explains its because Imogen doesnt want her family dealing with anything big just now.
DANIEL: But you can't say anything to anyone. Promise?
MADISON: I can keep a secret but are you sure this is what you want?
DANIEL: (nodding) Its the only way.
Madison then takes off her bracelet for him to give to Imogen for the something old etc. routine. Thank you, he replies to his sister.
Sarah is trying to have a quiet word to thank Karl for his discretion earlier when Susan spots them and immediately comes over to where they are. She comments on her looking better now and Sarah puts it down to something disagreeing with her.
SUSAN: Oh I know the feeling except in my case its not the food thats upsetting me.
SUSAN: No, I want to know why you are here and don't lie to me.
KARL: Its not what you think.
SUSAN: There must be a reason Sarah, just tell me!!
Sarah then looks to Karl before saying.
SARAH: I have cancer, I'm dying.
- Terese finding a bouquet of flowers and a note saying congratulations on your wedding and can't believe what Imogen is up to.
- Daniel telling Imogen they can change their minds.
- Brad/Terese after information from Madison.
- Imogen not backing out from being Daniels wife.
- The cavalry arriving too late.