- Jack announces to his parishioners that he's going to be a father
- Paige tells Jack that she should give him a chance to be in the baby's life
- Bishop Green suspends Jack from his duties as a priest
- Andrea tells Toadie that she's not Dee Bliss
- Toadie realises that Sonya saw him with Andrea
- Sonya loses her baby
- Toadie promises to be back for Caitlin's memorial
- Sonya insists that the memorial will go ahead without Toadie
No. 24 - Nursery/No. 30 - Sonya's bedroom
Mark enters the nursery and looks at the empty crib. Intercut, we see Sonya pacing around her bedroom as she prepares for the memorial service. Mark sits down with the baby's cuddle lamb toy.
MARK: Everyone asked me, ‘why a lamb, why not a teddy bear?'. I wanted something different. I thought you deserved something different Caitlin. And your mum, you would have inherited all the best parts of her. She loved you. From the moment that I realised that you were in my life, I kept imagining what it would be like. What your first word would be. When you'd take your first step. Your first day at school. I just wish you knew how much you were wanted. How much you were loved.
Aaron and Tyler wait outside the nursery and then step in to comfort Mark.
Church - Vestry
Paige tells Jack that what he's written for the memorial is beautiful, and they both agree how lucky they are to have their own baby. Bishop Green enters to tell Jack that he'll need familiarise himself with his calendar, and that he'll be taking over all of his duties, including the memorial. Jack reacts badly and insists that he will be conducting the memorial himself.
JACK: I respect the decision of the church, but this isn't about me. This is about them. And if I can't officiate as a priest, then I'll just do it as a friend.
Jack takes off his dog collar and throws it down in defiance.
Karl and Toadie are stuck in a heavy traffic in the back of a taxi. Karl reassures Toadie that they'll make it to the memorial in time.
Chairs have been set up by the lake and Mark and Sonya mourn over a table set up for Caitlin, including a frame with her hand and feet prints. Paige tells Sonya and Mark how sorry she is. Karl phones Susan to tell her that they're on the way, and Susan tells Karl that they're not able to delay the service and that Sonya's made her feelings quite clear.
Toadie gets agitated in the taxi as he realises that he's not going to make it on time, and that Sonya has no reason now to
The memorial gets underway as Jack speaks to the congregation and Sonya breaks down.
JACK: The impact that Caitlin had on Mark and Sonya was truly profound. I saw how she transformed them both in an incredible way, heart and soul. Even though she's gone, the change within them lives on. The gift of a child is something that no one should ever take for granted. And as we reflect upon what Caitlin brought to Mark and Sonya, to all of us here, I want us to focus on the joy that she brought to their lives, and not the sorrow today. We need to hold on to that feeling of joy and of love, because that's what gets us through even the hardest of times.
Toadie realises that the traffic isn't going to move anytime soon, so he tells Karl to watch the bags as he leaves the taxi to run to the memorial.
Jack asks everybody to place a white rose on the table and thanks the congregation for attending. Steph regrets to Susan the fact that Toadie has missed the memorial. Mark places the lamb on the table and embraces Sonya as they both mourn. Meanwhile, Paige spots Bishop Green watching on from the trees and tells Lauren that she can't believe he's been watching.
Lauren introduces herself to Bishop Green and lays out the implications that Jack's resignation will have on her family.
BISHOP GREEN: This is not a minor indiscretion. Jack will be dealing with the consequences of this for the rest of his life.
LAUREN: Yes. And yet with some much on the line, he still faced up to Paige and his responsibilities. How is that being a bad example for his parish? And if I'm not mistaken, Jack's not the only member of the Church who's behaved inappropriately. The way you treated my daughter was unacceptable.
Lauren storms off into Harold's, and leaves Bishop Green looking embarrassed.
Susan and Steph pack away the memorial and gasp as Toadie runs to the lakeside and slowly approaches Sonya. Everyone else looks on awkwardly.
TOADIE: I'm so sorry.
Sonya remains cold and silent, and walks away with Mark in tow.
Later, Gary sits with Toadie and tries to make small talk about the flight back. Toadie tells Gary that he regrets what happened and wishes he never went to London in the first place. Gary encourages Toadie to go to Caitlin's wake and tell Sonya how he feels.
Church - Vestry
Bishop Green told Jack that he oversaw the memorial and he respects the personal support that he gave Sonya and Mark. Jack tells the Bishop that he wasn't trying to earn his respect. Bishop Green says that in light of what he's seen, he has smoothed things over with the Archbishop and would like to support Jack in remaining in the clergy, regardless of the scandal. The Bishop says that this would be on the condition that Jack gives up his work with the immigration centre and must move parishes. Jack refuses and says that he would like to rebuild trust within his community.
No. 30 - Living room
At the wake, Jack tells Paige the good news about remaining in his post. Karl supports Sonya and says that he can recommend a good counsellor. Everybody stops and falls silent as Toadie walks through the front door.
TOADIE: Sonya. Can we please talk?
Sonya leaves the room for her bedroom and Mark grabs Toadie.
MARK: Hey, Sonya doesn't want to see you.
TOADIE: She's my wife.
MARK: It doesn't give you the right to be near her.
TOADIE: Please. She's upset, I want to help…
MARK: Hey, Sonya is barely keeping it together. You need to leave, before you make things worse.
TOADIE: THIS IS MY HOUSE, WHERE DO YOU GET OFF KICKING ME OUT?
MARK: You really think that Sonya wants to deal with her cheating husband right now?
Karl grabs Toadie as he squares off face to face with Mark and leads him outside to No. 28.
No. 30 - Sonya's bedroom
Susan checks in on Sonya.
SUSAN: You're allowed to grieve.
SONYA: Well I can't do that right now, Susan.
SUSAN: I think you have to.
SONYA: What if that's all I feel? What if there's nothing else?
SUSAN: It is all you'll feel, for a while.
SONYA: Well I don't want to. I don't want to. The memorial today was so real, and I don't want it to be real.
SUSAN: And I wish it wasn't. It's going to be painful for a long time, and it's going to be hard, and it's going to hurt. And you're just going to have to let it hurt. But then one day, you'll wake up and the grief won't be as consuming. And then a little bit later, it'll be even less. I don't know that it ever goes away completely, but it'll never feel as raw as it does now.
SONYA: Well, I know what grief can do to people.
Susan tells Sonya that she'll need time to heal, but that the situation with Toadie needs to be addressed if it'll ever work out between them.
SUSAN: You don't need to make any big declarations, just tell him how you feel.
SONYA: All I feel is just anger, and just disgust. And I just feel betrayed.
SUSAN: Then tell him. But you have to take that first step.
No. 28 - Living room
Susan enters with Sonya whilst Karl and Toadie are waiting anxiously. Karl and Susan make a hasty exit whilst Toadie and Sonya stand at opposite sides of the room.
TOADIE: Hey. Thanks for coming. I wanted to see you before the memorial. I'm so sorry.
SONYA: Just don't say you're sorry. That's all I've heard today, how sorry everyone is, and I just don't want to hear it.
TOADIE: What do you want me to say?
SONYA: I want to know why you did it.
TOADIE: Erm, okay. Well, when I left for London there was all this tension around Mark, and that he was hanging around so much. And I felt like he was getting in- between us.
SONYA: Don't, you can't use that as an excuse.
TOADIE: You two were sleeping in our bed.
SONYA: That meant nothing! I did nothing! We did nothing! Not like you and…
TOADIE: I never meant for it to happen, and as soon as it did…
SONYA: But something like that doesn't just happen. You wanted it to happen.
SONYA: Right from when she got here.
TOADIE: Okay, as much as I hated myself for it happening, I really, I tried to fight it. I found old feelings for Dee coming back, and I'm sorry.
SONYA: I don't wanna hear you're sorry! STOP! I don't want to hear it.
TOADIE: Please remember that woman conned me.
SONYA: It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter that it wasn't Dee. You still chose her. You know I saw the two of you together. Do you know what that did to me? I saw you make the conscious decision to be with her. And there's no coming back from that Jarrod. Our marriage is over.
TOADIE: No… no. Please, please.
Toadie pleads as Sonya walks out of No. 28.