- Rafael copying information about Robinson Heights and sending it to the West Waratah Star.
- Izzy announcing that she wants another baby… and Karl to father it!
- Susan demanding that Karl says no.
- Karl realising the baby decision is tied to Izzy's donation to the hospital.
- Karl saying yes to Izzy.
- Strife between Karl and Susan over his decision.
Karl is surprised to see Holly at the hospital although she is quick to say she is fine. Eventually she admits what is bothering her - that what is happening between him and Susan is getting to her. Karl tries to reassure her that they will work things out and suggests that they meet up for lunch to talk about it.
Clive catches Karl to give him the results of his tests and to see if he can talk to Izzy about her donation, she's not answering the lawyers calls and he wants to get it all sorted out.
Rafael goes online to see what is on the Star's website and the headline reads ‘Robinson Heights embroiled in pensioner rip- off scam.'
And of course, Paul isn't happy at what has been written about him! He, his kids and Mishti try to work out who sold the story given some of its contents, but they can't come up with anyone, however Paul promises pain to whoever it was!
Karl arrives home from work as the family are sat down to breakfast. He wants to talk to Susan but because he is still going along with Izzy's plan, she is refusing to talk to him.
Steph is shocked to hear about Izzy's plan after Sheila fills her in.
SHEILA: Can you imagine taking yourself off to the Karl Kennedy stud ranch to get knocked up?
Steph laughs at that remark and Sheila continues by saying Karl isn't much younger than her and she's had to change her heart medication!
“It must be fate,” Izzy comments when Mark appears in the bar and seems shocked to discover that he is single! She also suggests that she might meet him again at lunchtime before she exits the bar.
Steph saunters over to warn him off Izzy but he reassures her that is the last thing he needs right now.
Izzy arrives to talk, and everyone bar Karl can't get out of the house quick enough!
IZZY: So much for the hope we could have a civilised conversation.
Karl informs Izzy that Susan is barely speaking to him and she thinks that is unfair on him – Susan is still standing in his way of happiness. That goes both ways Karl is quick to reply - she is holding the hospital expansion to ransom. He pleads with her to separate the issues so that the hospital can get the wing built (he mentioned Clive is on his back).
IZZY: You give me what I want, and I will give you what you want.
Karl wants time to talk things over with Susan but is told that because she is ovulating, he's got until the end of the day! “That's impossible,” Karl pleads but is told that “nothing's impossible.”
Elly is trying to persuade Susan to talk to Karl, but she is furious that the request is even up for discussion. “But not talking about it, is only delaying the decision,” Elly tells her aunt plus it allows Izzy to get into his ear too.
ELLY: If I were you, I would be having the conversation as soon as possible.
David tentatively enters the office to see Rafael and asks if he told anyone what he said to him about Robinson Heights. Rafael pleads that he can't remember that but subtly asks what has happened. David of course spills that Paul isn't happy and that they are doing damage control. “Is there anything I can do to help?” Rafael innocently asks (no) and then goes onto tell David that he enjoyed their date and explains that he did a runner as he didn't want to stuff things up because he likes David. “What did you think you might stuff up?” David asks while slowly walking towards him and eventually Rafael replies, “maybe this” and then kisses David.
“Do you think I'm stupid!” is Sue's way of telling Paul that it wasn't her who blabbed (because she wants to keep Jayden in a job) and doesn't know who it might have been.
Leo swaps places with Sue and tells Paul that the damage is done, they now need to control what they can control and thinks that some positive PR will help nip it in the bud.
Meanwhile, Holly is up for having a sibling as long as it doesn't cause issues between Karl and Susan. The lass though is worried about her dad (she spots the folder Karl got from Clive earlier) but he reassures her that he is well.
When he goes to settle up, Holly pulls the paperwork from the folder and begins to read what it contains.
Leo's idea is to hold a press conference to announce the compensation package since the paperwork for it is already done. He also runs past his dad and Amy that they forgo building 3 central houses and instead build a clubhouse with the owners having shares so that they then get a regular income from the profits it makes. Amy is sold on his idea and so eventually is Paul when Leo suggests that its good business sense as they can profit from the increased prices on the rest of the lot. “You are not serious!” Paul comments when Amy has a suggestion on who can announce this plan as Leo doesn't think it should be one of them.
After saying bye to Holly, Karl runs into his wife and she apologises for not talking earlier but agrees that they need to resolve things. Karl admits that he is attracted to the idea (and we hear he can father a child – that was the results Clive gave to him) but Susan feels that she will be completely on the outer and will have to put up with Izzy being in their lives. “And Holly,” Karl is quick to remind her and tries to get her to see it as being like when she was a surrogate to Libby – she would have had no responsibility for the child (if he has lived), just like they won't as Izzy is financially independent.
SUSAN: You'd be the father, you would be responsible. How dare you make that comparison!
Karl explains he is simply trying to get some context, but Susan isn't interested, she still holds bitter memories of Izzy nearly destroying them.
SUSAN: If you have another child with her, the same thing will happen all over again only this time I don't think we could survive it.
KARL: I would never let that happen to us.
The school bell then goes, suspending the conversation as Susan has to head back into school.
Rafael is enjoying hearing David tell stories about life as a doctor until a text telling him about the press conference arrives from Paul. “So, its good news then?” Rafael subtly asks, and David thinks it could be depending on how things go.
Meanwhile, Izzy accosts Mark as he sits having a cup of coffee. He isn't really keen on taking her on, but she uses her charm to get him to buy her a drink!
While he is at the bar, Karl enters and tells Izzy that after talking to Susan, the decision is no. She isn't exactly taking his decision lying down (pardon the pun!) and reminds him “no baby no wing.” It hasn't worked though, he is sticking to his decision.
“That looked intense,” Mark comments when he returns with the drinks just as Karl leaves. Izzy is no longer in the mood for talking and after taking a huge slug of the vodka raspberry drink Mark bought for her, tells him that it's time to go!
Mark at least tries to make polite conversation, but Izzy is only interested in one thing and gets onto the bed, lying on it provocatively!
IZZY: Come over here! We both need this, so we might as well enjoy it!
However, after Mark gets on the bed and is about to start pashing her, she calls a halt, so they can have some drinks first!
Despite the face Paul pulled earlier, Hillary has obviously done the business and has everyone eating out of the palm of her hand talking about this “lifechanging” deal. Someone doesn't look too happy though – Rafael as he lurks in the background.
Holly is okay with the news as he walks her home from school talking about it. As she opens the door to their room, they immediately see Izzy and Mark pashing on the bed (thankfully fully clothed!) and the lass accuses her mum of trying to make Karl jealous by getting up to no good with Mark. Izzy puts it down to a simple mix up as Mark hastily puts his shoes on before hurriedly exiting the room. “I think I'll go too,” Karl says before leaving it to Holly to tell her mum a few choice words! Izzy though isn't listening to the words, well the insulting words, she is still holding onto the news that Karl went and got his swimmers tested although he explained to Holly it was part of a research project.
David arrives to join his partying family, still on a high after the successful press conference. They can spot he is in a good mood too and eventually conclude that he's fallen for someone although David does explain that its “early days” but is rather hopeful although is refusing at this stage to introduce him to them.
PAUL: To us, a very successful family.
Izzy reassures Clive that she is still keen to donate, but now has a question about their research projects, in particular the one on men's health (the correlation between cholesterol and fertility in men over 40). Clive explains the study rationale and she is curious about their current research facilities. He offers to give her the guided tour and she can't wait to do that, so off they go!
- Elly curious to know what Xanthe feels about Ben's plans only to be told she's not been told.
- Xanthe asking Ben if he is happy.
- Amy not wishing to rush into something.
- Elly commenting that it appears Amy is caring?
- Susan warning Izzy.
- Karl describing Izzy as being determined.