- John tells Paige he can't be around her anymore
- Mark finds out that Steph is helping Belinda get her nursing registration back
- Mark tells Belinda to keep her distance from Steph
- Jimmy is hit by a car
Jimmy lies in agony on the road as the red car that hit him speeds away, and Charlie rushes to his side. Jimmy pleads with Charlie to fetch his mum, so he obliges and sprints away to find her.
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Amy and Jack are having a coffee together whilst discussing the renovation of Off Air for the new Blaze Outreach centre. Amy reminds Jack that Tereses hearing is coming up for the false testimony, and admits that she can understand Tereses motives and doesnt want to see her go to prison. Jack gets a text from Paige, who says that shes going to help with the renovation of Blaze Outreach. Just as Amy starts to press Jack about his feelings for Paige, Charlie bursts in. He shouts that Jimmy has been hit by a car, and the three of them race outside to find him.
Jimmy continues to writhe in agony as Amy and Jack rush to his side and tell him that an ambulance is on its way. In a ridiculous stroke of fate, Dr. Karl just happens to be riding past on his bicycle, and is called over to assist. Karl goes through his routine of checks with Jimmy whilst an ambulance approaches.
Paige arrives and joins Brad and Sonya in cleaning the building. To Paige's surprise, Dustin appears (the guy who knew Jack from Queensland) and she introduces him to Brad and Sonya. Dustin explains that hes decided to leave Geelong to come to Erinsborough, and is glad to hear that Jack has restarted his outreach project. Paige invites him to join in the clean up, whilst pondering where Jack is.
Jimmy is wheeled into the reception on a gurney, with Karl and Amy at his side. Karl explains that Jimmy will need a full examination and a CT scan. Jack reassures Charlie that Jimmy is in good hands, and congratulates him on his fast actions. Amy looks devastated, so Jack gives her a comforting hug.
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Mark expresses his concern to Steph about Belinda checking into the motel and the present she bought Charlie, but Steph tells Mark to drop the subject.
STEPH: Look, Belindas a generous person. Just because she buys a present for my kid, doesnt mean shes got an ulterior motive. And even if she was interested
MARK: Oh, so youre admitting it?
STEPH: No, I'm saying if! Even if she was, it doesnt matter. Its a one- way street. She knows I'm with you, and thats not going to change.
Mark points out Belindas past actions, but Steph becomes exasperated in trying to reassure him. They are interrupted by Paul who skulks in and asks about the inventory check. Steph gets a phone call from Jack explaining the situation with Jimmy. She tells Paul, who races out the door to the hospital and Steph shouts after him saying that shell drive them there.
In record speed, Paul has reached the hospital and presses Karl for details. Karl explains that Jimmys tests have been completed, and that hes in a stable condition. Paul asks Jack for details about the incident, but he explains that they didnt catch the driver of the car. Their conversation is cut short by Jimmy crying out from his room. Amy shouts for Karls help, and is consoled by Paul as Karl goes to check Jimmy.
AMY: He was trying to be so brave, but hes in so much pain!
After the commercial break, Mark tries to get information out of Charlie regarding the incident. All that he can remember is that the car was red, and had yellow and black licence plates, but he didnt catch a glimpse of the driver. Steph suggests that Charlie gets a drink when he gets agitated by Marks questions, and Steph tells Mark to go easy on him.
MARK: Belindas car, what colour is it?
MARK: The number plates. Theyre from New South Wales, and I presume thats where shes got it registered.
STEPH: You can't be serious!
MARK: I'm trying to eliminate her as a suspect.
STEPH: Well it sounds like youre trying to do the opposite!
MARK: She was flustered when I spoke to her, and then she got in her car and drove off.
STEPH: Mark! Belinda would never leave a child by the side of the road.
MARK: You know things can happen when youre behind the wheel, and youre upset.
STEPH: I cannot believe you just said that.
Steph looks appalled at the reference to her accident with Ringo, and storms off.
Brad tells Sonya that he wishes he could have gone to support her with the hearing. Paige asks Dustin how he met Jack, and he explains that he used to do outreach work for the church. She asks if he knew Jacks ex- girlfriend Simone, but it seems that Paige knows more about her than Dustin does!
DUSTIN: Youve got it bad, havent you?
DUSTIN: don't worry, heaps of women fall for him. Such a waste Jacks only got eyes for the Big Guy!
Paige does an unconvincing job of insisting that her and Jack are just good friends, and that she could never compete with God.
Steph tells Mark that shes going to leave with Charlie. Mark tries to persuade her that he wasnt making a dig about the accident with Ringo, and Steph says that shes just feeling sensitive about the issue. Mark goes on to say that hes having trouble getting in contact with Belinda, and that hes suspicious that she wont return his calls.
STEPH: Youre not going to let this drop, are you?
MARK: Not if shes a possible suspect, no.
STEPH: Oh come on, get real! We both know what this is about.
MARK: Yeah. The fact that there is a ten- year- old boy in there, who could have been killed!
STEPH: You are jealous, and youre looking for anyway you can to put that on Belinda.
Mark continues to insist that hes just doing his job, and suggests that Steph is defending Belinda because she still has feelings for her.
STEPH: I am not doing this. I have never done possessive boyfriends, and I'm not about to start.
Elsewhere in Reception, Karl delivers the news to Amy and Paul that Jimmys spleen may have fractured so hes been sent to surgery to have it either repaired or removed. Karl warns that Jimmy may be more prone to infections without a spleen, but will otherwise make a full recovery. Amy begins to break down on Jack and Paul, and requests that Jack says a prayer with her. Paul looks uncomfortable and leaves them to it, so they sit outside Jimmys room. Jack ignores a text from Paige that teases him for being late and asks where he is.
JACK: Lord God, as we lift Jimmy up in prayer, we ask for you to watch over him and keep him safe. Let him be healed of his injuries, so he can be returned to his mother Amy in good health. We trust in your compassion Lord, and the power of your healing. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Amy is now in tears, and Jack gives her a cuddle.
As it rains outside, Paige moans to Lauren that she can't believe that Jack never showed up to help. Paige reckons that Jack is trying to avoid her, but Lauren gives her a reality check and tells Paige to let Jack decide his own future.
PAIGE: How can someone devote their whole life to something that doesnt exist?
LAUREN: But Jack thinks that God does exist.
PAIGE: Do you?
LAUREN: Matt did. When he died, it was comforting to know that he thought that he was going to heaven.
Lauren tells Paige that she has to either stick to her pledge or just move on, although she remains unsure.
Sonya tells Mark that she doesnt believe that Belinda would have been capable of the hit and run.
SONYA: Now I want you to listen to me. I know what its like to be jealous.
MARK: I would call it a healthy suspicion.
SONYA: Oh really, not a paranoid frenzy?
Sonya reminds Mark about her suspicions with Steph and Toadie, and advises that Mark has to just trust her. Mark gets a call from his work explaining that Belinda is innocent, which he relays to Sonya.
Jimmy slowly begins to wake from his surgery, whilst Amy gives him comforting words from his bedside. She explains that his spleen has been removed, and hell have to take some time off from school, but will otherwise be fine. Paul and Amy tell Jimmy how glad they are that hes okay, and she thanks Jack for his help.
Later, Steph joins Paul in the reception and he updates her. Steph unloads to Paul about her fight with Mark, and he suggests that she should be with Belinda instead. Paul confesses that hes behind paying Belindas legal fees so that she can reunite with Steph, and Steph can finally be happy.
STEPH: Listen, I know youve had a bad day, but do not interfere in my life like youre doing me some kind of favour. Will you just stay out of it!
Steph storms off leaving Paul looking guilty.
Mark offers Steph an apology in the form of a cupcake (a bit insensitive considering the whole Ringo incident). Mark confesses that he was jealous, and Steph accepts his apology. She tells Mark about Pauls meddling, and promises not to see Belinda again but Mark says she shouldnt have to as he trusts her.
Paige and Dustin are enjoying a beer following their hard work, and Dustin starts to compliment her. He leans in and kisses Paige, just as Jack walks in and catches them in the act.
JACK: Dustin, what are you doing?
PAIGE: Erm, nothing! Jack!
Before Paige can explain, Jack has stormed off.
- Jack tells Paige that shes selfish
- Jack opens up to Karl about his feelings
- Paige screams under water
- Gary gives Xanthe money for her formal
- Gary considers phoning his dodgy friend for work