- Elly letting Dipi and Shane know there'll be a talent scout at Yashvi's game
- Willow telling Sindi that there are things Toadie and Sonya can't know about Andrea
- Sonya and Toadie talking about hiring a PI to find Andrea
- David imploring Karl to inform Susan about his illness
- Karl cutting his finger and being forced to tell Susan he has DVT
Susan stands by while David bandages Karl's hand and Clive pops in to check on him. Clive tells Karl he's lucky the blood thinners he's on hadn't fully kicked in yet. He also suggests Karl take it easy for a while and put the hospital research project on hold. Clive and David leave and Susan looks shaken by the thought of Karl potentially suffering from a stroke or embolism. Karl tries to reassure her he'll be fine and apologises for keeping her in the dark.
Number 32 Backyard
Dipi and Shane are prepping Yashvi for her game and Shane offers her a Gatorade- style drink to fuel her energy.
YASHVI: This water wasn't made from your wee generator, was it?
SHANE: Nah, not this batch. Honestly you wouldn't have a clue if I did or I didn't.
Dipi then asks her daughter if she's packed her mouthguard, along with every other guard to shield her body from harm's way. Yashvi sarcastically asks if “a full suit of armour” would suffice. She then wants to know why her mum's even coming to the game if she's so worried. Dipi and Shane want to keep the talent recruiter a secret so Dipi claims she loves footy and she wants to support her daughter.
Toadie and Sonya sidle up to a bemused looking Paul, who wants to know why they're lurking around. The Rebecchis tell him they've got a business offer he can't refuse: buying their share of the boat.
PAUL: Yeah… no.
SONYA: But you'll go from being the majority shareholder to an even bigger majority shareholder.
TOADIE: I'll even throw in my Captain Stubing hat.
PAUL: You can keep your Captain Stubing hat and you can keep your share of the love boat because that thing is nothing but a money pit.
SONYA: But you always loved the boat?
PAUL: No, I loved messing with your plans for it. Hasn't been as much fun since you've been away actually.
Paul wants to know why they really want to sell their share – if it's a good enough cause he might be inclined to help. They tell him they want to hire a PI to track down Andrea, not only to get their money back but also to reunite Willow with her mum. Toadie adds that they want complete closure so they can move on with plans for their own family. Paul understands their plight but reiterates that the boat is a bad investment so his refusal still stands.
Karl tells Susan that he understands he'll have to make some modifications to his life, but he thinks dropping the research project is a step too far. Susan wants Karl to stop and acknowledge the fact that his condition is a ticking time bomb and he shouldn't take it lightly. Karl knows this but says he can't stop living either; it's a manageable condition. Susan still wants him to slow down, though, especially until the medication's kicked in.
SUSAN: That means getting on that couch and elevating that leg.
KARL: This compression stocking is not the most comfortable attire.
SUSAN: Suck it up, princess.
Turns out Dipi's actually getting right into to the game, screaming encouragement at Yashvi from the sidelines along with Shane. Dipi cheers one of Yashvi's kicks, not realising it wasn't a goal.
SHANE: That was out on the full.
SHANE: The kick, it was out on the full. It means it was a free to the other team.
DIPI: Oh, is that like a new rule or something?
SHANE: No, not really. But I'm glad you've stopped worrying about her getting hurt.
DIPI: That's because she's so good! No one can touch her!
Yashvi takes another mark and Dipi keeps yelling out enthusiastic cheers, making Shane laugh and Yashvi smirk.
Karl tries to get up to answer a knock at the door but has a dizzy spell, much to Susan's concern. Karl's quite frustrated with himself.
KARL: Has it come to this has it? Dizzy spells and gentle walks and no exertion?
SUSAN: (wryly) It's been an hour.
Karl continues to lament his lack of strength and says that he feels useless. Susan jokes with him that he's always useless, before getting up to answer the door to Sheila. She wanted to pop by and see if they were up for some afternoon tea but Susan tells her Karl's not feeling well.
SHEILA: Oh, what have we here?
KARL: (downcast) Hello, Sheila.
SHEILA: Did Humpty Dumpty have a great fall?
SUSAN: Maybe we should take a raincheck on the tea?
SHEILA: Oh yes, good idea. Not good to eat scones when you can't get on that bike for a while.
Susan tries to quickly usher Sheila outside but Sheila says she thought a bit of banter might've cheered Karl up. Susan says Karl's just feeling a bit down about his health. Sheila cautions Susan not to let Karl wallow in misery: “When you're as old as he is you can't take too many chances.”
Susan stops by to see Clive in his office because she's worried about Karl's mood. She doesn't think it's healthy for Karl to have everything he loves taken away from him and wants to know if he could work on the research data for maybe one or two hours a day. Clive is swayed by Susan and agrees to give Karl a small amount of work.
David overhears the end of Paul's phone call and is stunned to hear that he's planning on selling his share of the boat. Paul explains that after his conversation with the Rebecchis he was wondering why he was even hanging onto his share.
DAVID: It was my idea to buy into that boat to bring the family closer together.
PAUL: Oh really? And when was the last time we were all on it together as a family?
DAVID: What are you doing right now?
David and Paul are sharing a drink on the boat while David tries to convince him to keep it. Paul says he could use his share to take the family on a big holiday but David says that would be one holiday versus a lifetime of experiences.
PAUL: The only experiences this thing has had have been highly dubious and extremely costly. And that includes Toadie and Sonya and his ridiculous Captain Stubing hat.
DAVID: Then we make our own. Come on, dad! Forget about the money, this is about being with the people you love.
Paul is taken completely by surprise by David calling him ‘dad' and breaks into a smile.
PAUL: (teasing) Is that your attempt at emotional blackmail is it?
DAVID: There were plenty of other times I could have pulled out the ‘dad card' if I wanted to.
DAVID: And it's long overdue don't you think?
PAUL: Well, the decision has always been yours to make.
DAVID: So dad, what are you doing to do with the boat?
PAUL: (smiling) Well I can hardly get rid of it now can I?
Susan arrives home and tells Karl that she ‘ran into' Clive and he wants him to continue the hospital research but only for a couple of hours a day. Karl can see through the ruse and says he doesn't want people taking pity on him. Susan gets annoyed and tells him she'll take the data back to the hospital later then, but when Susan goes outside to garden, Karl can't help but throw a longing look towards the research.
Everything's going well until another player rams into Yashvi and Dipi starts screaming at the umpire about how unfair it was. Dipi then gets into an argument with a spectator, who turns out to be the dad of the girl who rammed Yashvi. Shane tries to calm Dipi down and reminds her that Yashvi doesn't need the distraction. Dipi stops yelling for the time being but is still fuming.
Susan returns inside to find Karl working away at his laptop on the data. Karl says he's found a few more anomalies in the research and it's made him think this sort of analysis should be standard in the hospital. Susan's pleased to find Karl in a better mood at first, but then realises he wants to drive to the hospital to tell Clive about his findings. Susan takes the car keys off him but Karl manages to convince her to drive him in instead.
Dipi and Shane chat with Yashvi during a break and Dipi can't help but call the girl that's playing against Yashvi a thug. Yashvi says she appreciates her mum's support but she needs to turn it down about a thousand notches. Dipi smiles and says she can't help it because it's such a big occasion, but backtracks when Shane widens his eyes at her in warning. Yashvi clues in to their weird behaviour, though, and when her parents finally tell her about the talent scout she freaks out. Shane tells her to calm down and gives her a pep talk before she goes back out.
Sheila and Clive are just about to go on a date to a tapas bar in Eden Hills when Karl barges into the office, Susan in tow. Karl blathers on about the research irregularities and keeps ignoring Clive when he suggests they talk more tomorrow. Karl thinks they should implement a comprehensive screening program with MRIs but Clive frowns and says it'd be way too expensive. He politely but firmly thanks Karl for his work but tells him to go home.
Paul drops in to tell the Rebecchis he has a proposition for them. He doesn't want to buy their share of the boat, but he has contacts all around the country he can use to help them locate Andrea.
TOADIE: For what? Our share of the boat?
PAUL: Depends on the outcome. Let's put a timeframe on it. Let's say three months. And if in that time I do manage to find Andrea, you give me your share of the boat.
TOADIE: What happens if you don't find her?
PAUL: Well you won't have wasted your money on a private investigator and you'll still keep your share of the boat.
SONYA: Why don't you just give us the money, wouldn't that be simpler?
PAUL: What, so you can hire some third- rate PI and waste it? No, come on, I'm doing you a favour.
TOADIE: Since when do you want to do us a favour?
PAUL: Let's just say I've been reminded of the importance of family.
Paul holds his hand out and asks if they've got a deal. The Rebecchis say yes and Toadie shakes his hand.
The Kennedys return home and Karl harps on about how frustrated he is with Clive and the whole hospital bureaucracy. Susan reminds him that now's not the time to take on a crusade. Karl understands but he doesn't want to let this lie.
KARL: You haven't lived till you've found something to die for.
SUSAN: If that's not a joke I'll kill you myself.
KARL: Darling I'm worried about my health too but I'm not stupid. I'll wait for the medications to settle and I'll listen to my body. But this is a chance to make up for the research wing falling over. Create something that could actually improve people's lives. Isn't that worth going for?
SUSAN: (moved) I love you. And yes, yes it is.
Toadie races over to his family and asks what he's missed and Shane's like ‘uh, most of the game there's only a minute left'. Yashvi takes a mark just as soon as the siren goes and the pressure's on – not only because they need the goal to win, but because of the talent scout and because Dipi chooses that exact moment to get into another argument with the spectator from earlier. Yashvi tries to focus, but the argument escalates so much that Dipi actually punches the spectator in the face. Yashvi completely misses the goal and they lose the game, leaving her distraught and Dipi in a world of guilt.