- Sally tells Rick he isn't studying enough
- Cheryl runs away from the amniocentesis tests
- Lou urges Rick to take responsibility for his actions over the car
Cheryl and Pam are at a table.
CHERYL: You think I'm crazy, don't you?
CHERYL: Well, come on, out with it, we've been friends long enough. Been through menopause together for heaven's sake!()
PAM: Look, I know you're going to love the baby whatever happens, but...
CHERYL: I've got a family to think of, I know that, Pam. But if I have decided to accept this child come what may, nothing that the tests reveal will make me change my mind.
PAM: ...but if there are complications, and it does need lifetime care...
CHERYL: But there's been no indication that there's anything wrong. I am perfectly healthy! The only reason to have the tests is because I'm a little older than your average Mum.
PAM: If it feels right, you've made the right decision.
Gaby comes over to join them and Cheryl decides "it's time to go public"
CHERYL: I'm pregnant.
GABY: Wooaaah! Well, I can't say I'm not surprised, I'm surprised! Congratulations! Well, when's it due, is it a race?!
They start excitedly talking about going to ante- natal classes together. Pam still looks a bit worried.
Hannah is upset about her broken kite and begs Debbie to help her buy a new one.
Debbie comes in to find Rick slumped on the sofa. He's apparently been studying all night and asks her to test him. He's also written a poem - a haiku.
Gaby, Pam and Sally come in. Sally asks Gaby to babysit her niece on Saturday. Gaby isn't sure at first, but agrees - it'll be practice for her own baby.
SALLY: Come on Gaby, what could possibly go wrong?!
Lou is trying to reassure the family that there is only a one in fifty chance of the baby not being healthy. Brett isn't so sure, saying it's best to be prepared.
LOU: Brett, there's no buts. Cheryl's made up her mind and I think we should abide by that.
DANNI: Yeah, but it affects us too...
CHERYL: Of course it does, darling, I know that.
BRETT: Look, mum...we know how much you want this baby. And everything will be fine, you're see.
LOU: Course it will. Now, if Cheryl says it's going to be a normal pregnancy, then that's what we're going to have.
Cheryl sends Danni and Brett off to get ready for school.
CHERYL:(to Lou) This kid is going to have the best dad in the whole world!
LOU: The best parents in the whole world! Hey, do you think it'll want us to get married
Michael and Cody commiserate about their forthcoming exams. Michael is fed up of Phil babying him and thinks Doug understands him better. Cody tells him to stop moaning and to give Phil a chance.
Rick has arrived early for his exam. He tells Sally that he's distracted because of his court case this afternoon. She puts his arm on his shoulder sympathetically. Debbie comes around the corner and sees.
Hannah has got a new kite. She and Jesse bicker about the deliveries.
Outside the Classroom
Michael asks Debbie to talk to Cody for him. She tells him just to cheer up all around.
Rick opens his exam paper and looks at it in shock.
Cody is looking forward to being Gaby's birthing partner. Gaby says women do strange things during labour.
GABY: What if I bite you or something?
CODY:(seriously) I'll bite you back(!)
Cody can't wait - it'll be good knowledge for her medical career too!
Pam comes in and refers to herself as Gaby's "birthing support person". Gaby stutters.
PAM: I am your mum, and the baby's grandmother, not to mention a nurse, so who else would you ask?
CODY: Good question.
Outside the school
Brett is putting up a sign "Baby Rats For Sale". Danni mocks him - who's going to buy a rat? She says maybe he can sell it to the science department.
Danni says she's glad that humans don't breed like rats(!)
Rick and Debbie have finished their exam. Debbie thinks it went well.
Rick apologies for Danni for snapping at her about testifying against him. They make up.
Doug is covering a shift for Lou. He gives Lou a demo of his sale prowess and Lou looks worried(!)
They start talking about babies.
DOUG: What about you, you sly old dog?!
LOU: What about me?
DOUG: Well, the word's out...dad! Congratulations!
LOU: Thanks, mate. Who would have thought it, eh?
DOUG: I know. Rather you than me, all those sleepless nights, stinking nappies...the coup, the gripe...measles...all those pocket money handouts...
LOU: Hold it right there. You will be going through the same thing at your house, Doug Willis, only sooner than me!
DOUG: Mind you...I won't be the oldest dad in Erinsborough.
Jesse brings Hannah an invitation for afternoon tea. Hannah tears it up and Jesse tells her off for being mean. Hannah says she'd rather be friends with Jesse's snake!
JESSE: I'll take that as a declaration of war!
Michael comes to talk to Cody, awkwardly.
MICHAEL: Would you go out with me if I think of something different and exciting to do?
CODY: What sort of different and exciting?
MICHAEL: I'm not exactly sure yet...well, I wanted to apologise for being so negative all the time.
MICHAEL: And...why won't you go out with me?
CODY: I told you. I'm sick and tired of hearing about how awful everything is. It brings me down too.
MICHAEL: I promise I'll only make you happy from now on. Just give me one chance.
CODY: Yeah, OK, I'd love to do something different and exciting.
Michael is pleased.
Jesse has an amazing kite and Hannah snips at him. She ends up betting her own kite that his won't fly.
Cody, Michael, Debbie, Brett and Rick are meeting about the project. They decide not to do it as they're all too busy.
Brett suggests a new project - selling rats, but nobody is interested.
Rick heads off to his court hearing.
Jesse and Hannah are flying their kites. They end up getting tangled and Hannah's kite is broken. She rushes off, upset.
Lou and Rick are talking over the case with their lawyer. She thinks that Rick will do OK as he was far behind Briggsy's car. Rick isn't sure - he feels he is guilty and should take the punishment.
LAWYER: You're looking at a hefty fine and hours of community work.RICK: Well, if that's the punishment, then I've got to take it. I'm not a little boy anymore.
LOU:(impressed) No, mate. You're not.
RICK: So, I'll plead guilty to reckless driving.