- Paul says to Terese that Pierce has a right to know that Chloe's pregnant.
- Terese asks him not to tell Pierce before Chloe does.
- Nicolette asks Chloe out to dinner but she tells her she's married.
- Nicolette tells Jane that she thinks she was happy she kept her distance as it stopped Mrs Mangel finding out she's gay.
- Jane talks to Paul about her regrets over Nicolette.
- Aaron and David praise their parenting skills.
- Emmett tries to climb down from the roof.
- Aaron catches him and begins to panic.
- Brent tells Aaron to chill out before Emmett falls to the ground.
Nicolette looks at Number 22, wondering whether to go and see her mum or not. She starts to walk away.
CHLOE: Nic? Alright, now you're the one stalking me...
NICOLETTE: Am I?
CHLOE: Yeah, I live on this street. Just there.
NICOLETTE: Oh..I promise you I only stalk online like a normal person.
CHLOE: I thought you were going back to Canberra.
NICOLETTE: I am...
CHLOE: Ok, don't tell me why you're here. It's cryptic and mysterious, I like it.
NICOLETTE: My mum's staying at this house. I was coming to say goodbye but, it's complicated.
CHLOE: Complicated? On this street? Never!
They hear a scream and run towards Number 32.
Aaron tells Brent to call an ambulance and he runs inside to find a phone. Aaron tells Emmett it's going to be alright, while Chloe and Nicolette appear, asking what's happened. Brent tells them Emmett fell from the roof. Nicolette asks Chloe to find a blanket and she introduces herself to Aaron and Emmett, telling them she's a nurse.
NICOLETTE: The pain might be swelling, pressing on his nerves. We need to let the ambos know there's a possible spinal injury.
Aaron looks in shock.
Jane tells Paul and Terese that her talk with Nicolette didn't go as planned; they argued about everything they always argue about and failed to resolve anything.
JANE: I can't help but feel like I want to fix things. But look how much pain it causes every time I try.
PAUL: So stop trying.
TERESE: Really? That's your advice?
Paul says Nicolette could be on her way back to Canberra by now and that Jane should focus on herself for a while, at least until she's got her head around her marriage being over, then try again with Nicolette later. She wants to keep trying though, and says she's going to stay with the Kennedys for the time being, as she can see that her staying with the Robinsons is causing tension between Paul and Terese. Paul tries to convince her to stay but she won't, hoping to fix things with Nicolette on her own now.
Pierce enters Harold's, greeted by Harlow and Hendrix who are talking about Hendrix receiving an A- in a recent assignment. Harlow then tells Pierce that she and Mackenzie were hoping to organise a time to speak to him about their sustainability ideas for the hotel.
PIERCE: Yeah, absolutely. Just let me find a time when I'm free.
HENDRIX: Sounds like a brush off to me.
PIERCE: No, I promised I'd listen and I meant it. Have you pitched the idea to your grandad and Terese yet?
Hendrix jokes that Paul wasn't having a bar of it, so Pierce offers to talk to him about it.
Paul and Pierce talk about Harlow's project but Paul's clearly against the whole thing, saying it's just a high school project and makes no business sense to implement any of the ideas. The only suggestion he's looked at so far is replacing plastic straws but he even seems against that idea. Pierce doesn't let the subject drop, saying he wants the world to be a better place for his kids to live in. Paul eventually agrees to look at Harlow's ideas. Pierce's phone rings.
PIERCE: Hey Chloe...Ok, I'll let them know...
He hangs up.
PIERCE: There's been an accident.
David walks out of the hospital entrance just as Emmett's ambulance arrives.
DAVID: What are you guys doing here?
AARON: David, I've been trying to call you. Emmett fell off the roof.
David runs over to Emmett, telling him he'll be ok. He asks Brent to wait there but Brent wants to stay with his brother. David tells him they'll take good care of him.
DAVID: What happened?
AARON: I don't know, they climbed up on the roof.
DAVID: What were they doing on the roof?
AARON: I don't know, alright, I just came outside and Emmett was on the roof. What's going to happen now?
DAVID: We'll know more after the CT.
AARON: David, he can't feel his legs.
Chloe has come to see Nicolette in her hotel room following the incident with Emmett.
CHLOE: So is this what all you superhero types do? You save the day and skip town right after?
NICOLETTE: Well, if I could zip up by bag or find a safety pin.
CHLOE: Well I won't hold you up but I just want to say, watching you help Emmett was really impressive.
Nicolette makes a joke before asking how Emmett is. Chloe replies that there's no news yet and asks how Nicolette is. She says she helps injured people all the time, but Chloe says she's talking about the issues with her mum.
CHLOE: Did you say goodbye yet?
NICOLETTE: Mum and I have a complex relationship.
CHLOE: Too complex for one word? (laughs)
NICOLETTE: Technically goodbye is two words...but yeah, probably too complex even for that.
CHLOE: Wanna share? You know, spill to a stranger. It's always less danger...ous.
NICOLETTE: That was terrible!
CHLOE: Ok, I'm a better listener than I am a poet.
NICOLETTE: Yeah, not hard going after that effort (laughs)
Nicolette thanks her for the offer but says she's fine. Chloe gives her her number anyway, saying she's free to talk if Nic ever wants to.
Aaron and Brent are still waiting for news on Emmett.
AARON: I think it's about time you told me what happened.
BRENT: I don't know, alright, we used to do this all the time when we were at home.
AARON: That doesn't mean you and climb up every roof you see, does it?
Aaron continues to berate Brent for his influence over Emmett which causes Brent to get defensive and shift the blame on to Aaron.
BRENT: You panicked, you got him scared and then he fell.
AARON: No, the reason he fell is because you made him get up there in the first place!
BRENT: That's not what happened!
David interrupts the argument.
DAVID: Calm down! This is a hospital. They've already had to call the department once, let's not give them a reason to call anyone else.
BRENT: What? Why'd you do that?
DAVID: It happens automatically, whenever a foster child is brought in for treatment. Leila's going to meet us here.
David says he'll let them know when there's any news before getting back to work. Paul arrives, telling Aaron he got there as soon as he could. He notices Brent and immediately snaps at him.
PAUL: You're the brother are ya?
BRENT: What's it to you?
PAUL: What, you just push him off the roof, did ya?
BRENT: Would you like to say that again old man, huh, come on?
AARON: Paul, drop it, please...Brent, you too.
Harlow watches as Brent exits hastily.
Pierce arrives as Chloe is in the middle of a business meeting over video call. Mid conversation, she hesitates and looks nauseas. She tells Jackie that she'll hand her over to Pierce who has further ideas to discuss, before getting up and being sick in a bin. Pierce asks Jackie if he can call her back as he's left his notes in the board room. Chloe apologises to him, saying she's never been sick this late in the day before. She worries that it's only a matter of time before she's sick in front of Lucy, but Pierce says they can make up an excuse, like late onset food allergies.
CHLOE: That is a terrible idea. I love it.
She forces a smile.
Harlow introduces herself to Brent.
HARLOW: I'm sorry about what happened back there, that was my grandad. David's father. He can be a little harsh when he's stressed.
BRENT: So what, huh? That's supposed to make me feel better or something?
HARLOW: He shouldn't have spoken to you like that.
BRENT: I'm used to it.
HARLOW: Emmett's such a sweet kid, it's hard for us to not worry about him.
BRENT: You all think because you've known him for five minutes you get to be mouthy with me? Look, I'm his brother and what happened back there, that was an accident.
HARLOW: We know that and grandad knows that. We just really hope he's gonna be ok, you must be really worried about him.
BRENT: Yeah, waiting sucks.
HARLOW: Big time.
Hendrix arrives and Harlow introduces him to Brent. Hendrix asks if Emmett's going to be alright and Brent replies that they don't know yet. Brent looks concerned.
David delivers the news: Emmett's going to be alright. He has a small hairline fracture in his neck and some swelling to his back which is already starting to go down. He has to stay in hospital for a few days and wear the brace for a little longer.
EMMETT: I'm never gonna climb on another roof, ever.
AARON: I think that's a good idea, buddy.
Aaron gets a text from Leila who's just arrived.
Erinsborough Hospital (exterior)
David apologises that the department has had to be contacted again but Leila says that accidents happen. David tells her that Emmett's injuries aren't as bad as they seemed; she replies that she saw Brent in the corridor and it might be good to fill him in as soon as possible.
AARON: So what happens now with Brent?
LEILA: I'm happy to leave that up to you. If you want to cut his visit short then the agency would understand.
DAVID: So he could go back to residential care today?
LEILA: If that's what you want.
Aaron looks guilty at the prospect of sending him back.
DAVID: He made Emmett go up on that roof and then tried to blame you for the fall.
AARON: Yeah, that was in the heat of the moment though.
LEILA: Just have a think and let me know. Keep me posted about Emmett.
Leila leaves, while Aaron and David look at each other, releasing they're not on the same page.
Brent is pacing the corridor of the hospital. Harlow approaches and tries to calm him down.
HARLOW: Brent, it's gonna be ok.
BRENT: What happens if he's paralysed or something? Or he has to be in a wheelchair forever?
HARLOW: We don't know that.
BRENT: Exactly, you know, no- one tells me nothing in this joint.
Harlow assures him that Aaron and David will tell him when there's news but he's not convinced.
BRENT: They blame me like everybody else does.
HARLOW: No, they don't. And I don't.
Brent looks taken aback by Harlow's kind nature. She then offers to go with him to find out news on Emmett. He smiles and thanks her as they head off.
Jane picks up a photo of Karl, Susan and Ben, who look like the perfect family. It makes her think about her situation with Nicolette, clearly upset about how things have turned out. She puts the photo frame back down and sits on the sofa with a cup of tea to hand.
NICOLETTE: A beetroot burger? I'm guessing you never wear white.
CHLOE: They're amazing. It's a trade off I'm willing to make. But I know you didn't come here to bag my eating habits so...continue.
NICOLETTE: There's not much else to say really. Perth was a disaster and mum kicked me out.
CHLOE: So why did you come here then if things are so bad?
NICOLETTE: Well, I was already coming for the conference and...I heard the coffee was great.
NICOLETTE: Terese tracked me down. Apparently she thought I was the perfect shoulder for mum to cry on about her marriage breakdown. Little did she know that I caused it...Juicier than a beetroot burger.
CHLOE: Yeah, well, you're not the only one with a tragic wedding story.
NICOLETTE: You think you can top that?
CHLOE: Oh I know I can. Ready?
CHLOE: Bridesmaid at my best friend's wedding.
NICOLETTE: Fairytale so far.
CHLOE: (nods) But I was in love with her and we slept together the night before.
NICOLETTE: That is what I call a twist!
CHLOE: And the groom was my brother.
NICOLETTE: Ding ding ding we have a winner.
Nicolette jokingly asks how Chloe's so together after something like that, but she replies that she did a lot of talking and just owned what happened. Nic looks completely taken in by Chloe.
Jane visits Paul to tell him that she's going to stay longer in Erinsborough if the Kennedys are happy to have her. She says that while Nicolette is there, she wants to stay so she can mend her relationship with her.
PAUL: Well if anybody can face these challenges head on and come out the other side, it is you Jane Harris.
JANE: I hope so...onwards and upwards!
Jane leaves as Pierce arrives. He tells Paul that Chloe's morning sickness has lasted a bit longer than normal and he thought he should know. Paul says he's sorry to hear that, but uses it as an opportunity to wind up Pierce.
PAUL: So how long have you known that I was aware of your wife's pregnancy?
PIERCE: A while.
PAUL: Yeah? Why didn't you say something.
PIERCE: Well, I've been loving the kind, compassionate, less painful version of you, Paul. I can't remember the last time you disagreed with me.
PAUL: You really are a smug piece of work, aren't you?...The only reason I was being nice is because I felt so bad about the fact I knew about your wife's pregnancy before you did.
PIERCE: You what?
PAUL: Yeah, she didn't want you to know. She only said something when she had no choice.
Pierce looks upset.
Erinsborough Hospital (exterior)
Aaron and David exit the hospital, still talking about Brent.
DAVID: Look, if we can't trust Brent, maybe he should go back into care.
AARON: Look, we can talk to Brent about trust but he only messed up one time. Which he was absolutely gutted about.
DAVID: What if this proves that we can't handle two kids.
AARON: Well, up until the accident everything has been going fine.
David doesn't look convinced.
AARON: You know one of the worst things I did to my brothers growing up. I pushed Ty off the monkey bars, knocking his teeth out, on the day of school photos. And to get me back, he went into my room at night and put tuna in my runners. I had everyone at school calling me fish feet for a year, it was great.
DAVID: I guess there was that one time I accidentally pushed Leo off the high dive board and he got a concussion.
AARON: See, it's just brother stuff. I know we can take care of both these boys. And I think you do too.
Brent appears. He's collected a bag of things to take to Emmett in hospital, as well as some of his own things before going back to his care placement later.
AARON: You won't be going back to resi. That's if you're ok to stay at our place.
Brent looks surprised.
BRENT: Yeah...yeah, I am.
AARON: Good. But no more adventures up on that roof, alright? (laughs)
BRENT: Can I go and take this stuff up to him now?
DAVID: Yeah, off course mate. I'll be in to check on you both in a bit.
Chloe's watching tv as Pierce arrives home.
PIERCE: You feeling better?
CHLOE: I was but now I'm back to feeling like I could hurl at any minute. Hendrix is at Harlow's so I'm hogging the tv to distract myself with some Ru Paul realness.
She tells Pierce that Aaron called to say Emmett will be fine, there's no lasting damage. She asks him to watch Drag Race with her but he seems distracted.
PIERCE: Paul mentioned something that kind of threw me today.
CHLOE: Now there's a man who needs to sashay away.
PIERCE: Did he know you were pregnant before I did?
Chloe looks shocked by his question and he asks again. She admits Paul knew before him, but says that it was only because Terese knew and Paul then started snooping around.
CHLOE: It was so early. I'd only just found out. And I didn't know how I even felt about it yet or what I wanted to do. But I told you as soon as he worked it out.
PIERCE: And what if he hadn't?
CHLOE: What do you mean?
PIERCE: Well would you have told me? Or would you have waited until after you'd worked out what you wanted to do with the baby?
Chloe remains awkwardly silent.
PIERCE: Yeah, that's what I thought.
Pierce looks unhappy about the situation.
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