- Sonya telling Shane about Andrea's confession
- Andrea informing Sonya about ‘Karen' who could be Dee
- Mark telling Shane and Dipi he'll help them investigate
- Bea finding out Susan's amending her victim impact statement
- Bea angry that Finn could be changing his plea
- Mark opening Sonya's wedding gift of a love lock
- Dipi reading Elly's tarot cards & sensing ‘impending danger'
- Elly telling Leo she's pregnant with her one- night stand's baby
Elly tells Leo she asked the doctor to double- check the results and she's definitely pregnant. Leo asks about the father but Elly can't even remember his name. Leo advises her to go easy on herself as she was fragile and upset at the time, but Elly says that doesn't make it okay.
ELLY: How could I have let this happen? I've lied to Mark, to my friends and family about having this baby, I've cheated on Mark and now I'm pregnant to a stranger? There's no excuses anymore, Leo.
Bea and Susan bump into Imogen and Bea asks her if she's really pressing charges against Sheila. Imogen says that's not exactly how it works: she's made a formal complaint to the police and it's up to them to place charges. Bea says Imogen can't blame Sheila for lashing out after Finn changed his plea.
IMOGEN: Finn isn't changing his plea.
SUSAN: He's still going to plead guilty?
IMOGEN: He knows it's the right thing to do.
BEA: And you're going to use that to try and prove that he's really sorry to keep him out of jail?
IMOGEN: Of course I'm going to represent him; it's my job. But the prosecutor will be working equally as hard on the other side. And you'll get your chance to speak.
BEA: Yeah we will, don't you worry.
IMOGEN: Victim statements carry a lot of weight in court. Your words could have a huge impact on Finn's future.
BEA: (angry) How is that the victim's problem?
Imogen leaves and Bea almost does a disappearing act too, telling Susan she won't be great company for lunch. But Susan encourages Bea to stay.
Finn and Shaun are outside with the police guard, walking laps of the front entryway. Shaun thinks Finn should rest, but Finn wants to practice so he can walk into court unaided next week. Shaun's worried his brother is taking on too much, but Finn says he has great faith in Imogen. Especially after she continued to represent him, even though her decision is turning her family and friends against her. Shaun reminds Finn he needs to brace himself to hear all the victim impact statements in court, but Finn says if they're strong enough to speak up then he has to be strong enough to hear it. Finn says he won't be able to do it alone, though, but Shaun says he'll be there to support him in court. This makes Finn smile, “Then I'll be okay, whatever happens.”
Leo wonders if Elly should confide in Bea or Susan, but Elly believes they have enough on their plate with Finn. Leo then gently reminds Elly that she does have ‘options' but Elly's adamant about keeping the baby. Leo says that this is pretty much the same situation his mum was in all those years ago.
LEO: We could try to track this guy down that you hooked up with.
ELLY: I've put Mark through enough already. I just want to focus on fixing my marriage.
LEO: But just listen to yourself: you don't have a choice.
ELLY: … You're right, I have to tell him don't I?
LEO: It's the right thing to do.
Leo leaves and Bea comes up to Elly – she's just dropped off her victim impact statement to the police station. Bea can see Elly looks stressed but Elly pretends she's just concerned about the job interview she mucked up the other day. Elly sees Mark emerge from the police station but she can't bring herself to talk to him right now.
Dipi's impressed to see Shane and Kirsha studying over the school holidays, but Kirsha's frustrated she can't understand her Shakespeare homework. Mark arrives to have a word with Shane and Dipi about Andrea, but it's not great news. He's spoken with Andrea's doctor but she's blocked all requests for contact. After he exits, Dipi reminds Shane that getting the truth from Andrea was important to Sonya, “I may know of something that might help, but it's risky.”
David informs Finn (plus Shaun and Susan) that he's made great gains in his agility and thinks he'll be mobile enough for court. Imogen arrives as David leaves and shows everyone Xanthe's victim statement, letting them know it's quite blunt. Shaun has a read while Finn asks Susan if he can look at hers. Susan says she hasn't handed it in yet but she's decided to stick to the facts and not let emotions cloud her judgement. Shaun finishes Xanthe's statement and says it's tough stuff, but Imogen tells them she's going to fight as hard as she can to change the judge's mind.
Shane returns with a file on Andrea from home that Dipi rightfully guessed Toadie would have in his possession. They find her phone number in there and discover she was allowed her phone back after showing signs of improvement.
SHANE: I don't think Toadie's going to be happy we're actually texting her.
DIPI: Puff, if we go through the hospital she might get nervous. I think a friendly, well- worded text might go down better.
SHANE: Do you think she knows about Sonya?
DIPI: Toadie hasn't said anything, but I just don't think it's our place to say.
They're about to start drafting a text when Elly arrives. Kirsha starts moaning about her homework again, and Elly smiles at their good- natured family banter.
KIRSHA: I've read this sonnet like a hundred times and it still doesn't make sense.
SHANE: Give it here; let's give it some Rebecchi magic.
DIPI: Yeah I don't think so it's not a bush ballad, Shane. (Off their reactions) Excuse me! I played Kate in ‘The Taming of the Shrew'!
SHANE: In the musical.
Shane apologises to Elly for the “live episode of Family Feud” she just witnessed and says it's something for her to look forward to. Elly puts on another smile and says she can't wait.
David strolls through the park with Leo and complains about all the wet towels lying around the house from Chloe, not to mention all the hot water Aaron hogs. Leo's in a pensive mood, though, and says David's pretty lucky to be living the married life.
DAVID: It's only a matter of time for you too.
LEO: Yeah if I don't keep screwing it up. I've been thinking about it a lot lately.
DAVID: Screwing up?
LEO: More like why I keep doing it. Our whole lives you were obsessed with finding out who our dad was and how it affected us.
DAVID: You've made some mistakes but don't read too much into it.
LEO: Yeah but maybe you're right. Maybe it's messed me up more than I thought.
David feels for his brother and asks where this sudden melancholy mood is coming from. Leo replies that he's just starting to realise how important it is to know who you are and where you come from. David says getting to know Paul really helped him, and perhaps Leo could give him another chance. But Leo says no, admitting the damage was probably done even before they met Paul. “I think it started when we realised that mum was lying to us about who our father was.”
Karl drops by to check on Bea, but she's wondering if Susan told him how unhappy she was earlier. Karl knows it must be strange to her that Susan's visiting Finn a lot but reasons she's just working through her guilt the best way she can.
KARL: I do understand it's tough on you.
BEA: Well for me and for everyone. It's like what Finn is going through is more important to Susan than what he's actually done to us.
KARL: That's just because she feels responsible for putting him in a coma.
BEA: Yeah but it's like we don't even count.
KARL: Bea, Susan loves you. She'll always be on your side, never doubt that. I have to admit I'm a little uncomfortable about how close Susan's getting to Finn. I just have to try and be understanding.
Karl encourages Bea to be a little more patient at home, but to also use her music as her outlet. Bea's worried because everything she's writing at the moment is coming out so angry, but Karl thinks she should use that to her advantage and not shy away from it. He adds that things will get better once Finn's in prison.
Lassiters Car Park/Psychiatric Hospital
Dipi tells Shane that checking his phone every five minutes isn't going to make Andrea respond any quicker, but then Shane notices the delivered status has just changed to read. Cut to: Andrea in her room at the hospital looking quite anxious about the Rebecchis text message. Dipi has to wonder if Sonya would approve of what they're doing, but Shane says Sonya had her concerns and would want what's best for Toadie. Andrea texts back and asks if Toadie knows they're contacting her. Dipi says they need to be truthful, so Shane answers no, which leads to an unwanted response from Andrea.
ANDREA: (text message) Don't contact me again. I'm blocking this number.
Dipi doesn't understand why she'd freeze them out and Shane agrees that the Andrea they know wouldn't be so passive in her response.
DIPI: If we can't speak to her then we can never quiz her about the Karen story. And we'll never know if this woman, if she really exists, could be Dee.
SHANE: What else can we do? Maybe this is an indication that the whole thing is just made up, and it was just some big mind game to mess with Sonya?
Dipi says she's still going to worry about it all regardless, but Shane says they may have to let everything go for now.
Susan sees Elly and says she's going to go over her impact statement one final time before sending it in. Elly receives a call from Mark but ignores it.
ELLY: You're not changing your statement, are you?
SUSAN: Back when I wrote it I was so clear on all the damage Finn had done. But now I know why he became the person who did those things.
ELLY: Well you've been able to move on, that's just not the case for Xanthe or the rest of us.
SUSAN: I know, that's why it's so difficult.
Susan leaves and Leo arrives to check in with Elly. He's adamant she needs to tell Mark the truth, but Elly wants her child to grow up in a loving home, “I just don't know if Mark and I are solid enough to survive that yet.”
LEO: So what are you saying? You're going to let Mark think he's the father?
ELLY: It's not going to be like that forever.
LEO: What about the baby, Elly? I know the damage done when a kid's lied to about their parents.
ELLY: And it won't be like that. I will tell Mark, just not yet. I have to be sure.
Leo asks Elly what she's going to do in the meantime, but Elly says she'll just show her husband how much she loves him.
Number 28/Erinsborough Hospital/ Number 30/Psychiatric Hospital
When Susan gets home she sees Bea on the couch practicing her new song she's written about Finn. It's all about how saying sorry doesn't turn back time and change what's happened, which makes Susan look quite conflicted.
We then have a montage of Finn and Shaun looking through the photo album Claudia gave back to him. The brothers smile at the photos of young Finn (including one of teen Finn singing somewhere), and Shaun comforts Finn when he starts to look sad about the innocent kid he once was.
Shane is looking through the file on Andrea, which contains a photo of some sort of Madeleine West incarnation with blonde hair in a blue dress. And also a photo of Dee and Toadie on their wedding day. Dipi shows Shane a text she just received from Toadie with a photo attached of he, Nell and Hugo on the beach that says ‘See you soon XOXO'. The Rebecchis cast a sad look at a photo of Toadie, Sonya and Nell on the pin board above the desk. There's a quick cut to Andrea in the hospital, looking like she's thinking about the messages she's received today.
Elly tells Mark the baby is fine after her hospital appointment. She asked Mark to meet her by the bench at the lake so they can place the lock Sonya gave them on the bridge. Mark smiles and says that's a sweet gesture, attaching the lock to the bridge.
MARK: This is for our family. I know we can make this work, Elly.
ELLY: As long as you see a future for us.
MARK: I do love you. It might take me some time though.
ELLY: Then I can wait.
They share a quick kiss and Elly throws the key into the lake. Meanwhile, Leo's watching them from across the complex and doesn't look too impressed that Elly isn't telling Mark the truth about the baby.
Things are quiet between Susan and Bea as they prepare dinner. Susan says she overheard Bea rehearsing earlier and that it was beautiful. But Bea says it's about Finn and how she can never forgive him for what he's done.
BEA: Susan please tell me you haven't re- written your statement.
SUSAN: Understanding why Finn committed those crimes has changed everything for me.
BEA: And you feel healed, congratulations! But nothing has changed for the other people he's targeted!
SUSAN: I know.
BEA: You are still choosing Finn over family.
SUSAN: It's not that simple.
BEA: Susan, it is!
Bea storms off, not listening to Susan when she calls out to her.
Finn's just read Xanthe's statement and says Shaun was right; they're going to send him to jail. But Imogen has a bit of good news: she's just been told Susan isn't delivering her statement until tomorrow, which usually means the statement will be revised. Finn says he can't let that happen because Susan's family won't forgive her. But Imogen says she knows Susan and that's something she would've already weighed up. “If she's changed her statement it's because she believes you're no longer a danger to society. That's a pretty powerful testimony coming from a victim.” Imogen adds that there are no guarantees of course that it'll help, but they have to take any hope they can get.
Leo's called in to see Elly but Mark says she's on her way back from yoga. Mark thanks Leo for being there for Elly the past couple of weeks, but he can tell something's troubling Leo.
MARK: Is there anything in particular you want to see Elly about?
LEO: Yeah there is. Look, I think it's important and I think you need to hear it too.