Tad tells Harold that his birth father is dead
Amy tells Anne that something's wrong with the baby
Karl tells Amy complications like this are not uncommon. She should prepare herself for the obstetrician to tell her to take things easy over the next while but Amy can't - she has flights rostered. He's going to write a certificate for the airline and they will have to give her the time off. He shows her out to where Anne is waiting for her. Amy tells her that she has to see the obstetrician - nothing's serious, they're just double checking.
Outside at the Coffee Shop
Lance is beating his food to a pulp. Toadie tells him not to beat it - eat it. Toadie tells him he's going to ask Tess out. Lance spots Amy and Anne walking from the surgery. Toadie tells him he's going to invite her to the Medieval battle club he's interested in. He can see Lance is preoccupied with Amy and Lance admits he must have been blind not to see she was cheating. But Toadie reassures him that it happened with him and Charlie too - love slaps on the old blinkers. He wonders what's up with Amy and Lance says he'd be better off talking to Anne about that. Toad goes to see Bill; Lance will catch him later.
Bill's Workshop (although not for long)
Bill shows round a prospective client for taking over the lease. Toadie (or Bullfrog as Bill calls him) arrives as the other guy leaves. Bill fills him in on the tenant. Toadie thinks that it'll be a long goodbye. Bill says he and Anne are keeping the relationship going and Toadie muses that if anyone can make it work, it's Bill and Anne. He tells him that he's going to ask Tess out today - he won't die wondering.
Tess is trying to talk Susan out of leaving her post as principal; even though Susan points out she was the only one who supported her at the meeting. But Tess has seen how popular she is now - she'll be a great loss. Susan puts her foot down - she's made up her mind. She asks about Brendan - Tess hasn't heard a peep for two weeks. She's now enjoying the single life.
Anne and Amy walk in, Anne saying that she knew there was nothing to worry about. The ob guy was nice and told her to rest as she has been very stressed. Anne strokes her hair as Amy tells her that she thought the baby was a pain, she had all these negative thoughts about it. But the thought of losing it really got to her - all she wants is for it to fit and healthy. Anne thinks it's her maternal instinct kicking in. Amy says the kid doesn't know what it's in for. Amy asks if Anne has got the oranges - Anne heads next door to get some. Amy thanks her for everything she's done.
Outside number 30
Lance is washing the ute - he asks his sister about Amy and the surgery and Anne fills him in. She now has to run around after her. She asks about Lance having oranges and maybe Amy would like to see him. 'Yes,' he says, 'so she can laugh in my face'. Where's Damien? Maybe they'd even ask Lance to be godfather! He tells her to forget it and storms off into number 30.
Inside Number 30
Anne comes into the kitchen after him, saying she understands how he feels. Lance asks how she would feel in the same situation - Bill and another girl - and she doesn't answer. Anne says what Amy did was wrong but she needs his support. He tells her that to deal with this he can't see her anymore - if she needs support she's got that 'Damien jerk'. Anne says not to take it out on her - she's still his sister and she hates this. She apologises again and says Amy's still his friend. Lance says she was - he thought she was his best friend. He walks out.
Amy is lying on the couch when Toadie and Bill come in. Toadie asks how she is and Bill asks if she wants left alone but she says no. They tell her they're not here to judge and she asks about Lance - they say it's tricky but they won't be taking sides. Toadie likes the sound of 'Uncle Toadie' and Bill thinks he can give discounts on babysitting. Toadie thinks Bill should pitch in by knitting some bootees. Anne arrives back to Uncle Bill and Uncle Toadie. She tells Amy about the disagreement - she'll go to the shop for oranges. Toadie says they have a whole crate of oranges and he'll go and get them. Anne and Bill go to pub. Toadie asks how much oranges Amy wants - she tells him just to bring the tray. 'With a craving like that it's going to be triplets,' says Toadie.
Karl is looking over a letter Susan has prepared regarding her departure. He says it's concise, maybe a bit formal. Susan knew he would hate it. He says it isn't. He's supporting her now - she's put her mind to it and knows anything he says is useless. All she needs from him is reassurance, not support. She says it must be so difficult to be married to someone like her - it must be awful! Karl tells her that he loves her, admires her strength. If teaching's her passion she should go for it, whether or not he thinks she's insane, he will support her. She thanks him.
Lance is having a mini barney, throwing foodstuffs onto the floor as the others haven't cleared up after themselves. Toadie comes in as he cuts ferociously into a sandwich and tells him it's already dead. He goes to leave but Lance tells him not to - he didn't mean to make a joke about him asking out Tess. It's just Amy and he's sorry for taking it out on them. Toadie good-naturedly says ok, but do it again and he's dead. Toadie opens the fridge, mentioning Julia's oranges that they'll never get through and Amy's craving. Lance point blank says no - Julia gave them to him. Why can't Amy buy her own? Toadie realises he isn't getting anywhere. He says that he must realise Amy went to the doctor about her baby and it was a bit stressed out for a while. Anne knows she's going to be ok. Lance thinks if she wants oranges Damien can get her them and Toadie will tell her that, leading to Lance asking what side he's on. Toadie says she did the wrong thing but she's been a friend for a long time and he won't throw that away.
Bill says he won't have to go away for three months. Anne is thrilled about the job but she hates losing him. Bill says it won't be the end and he doesn't care how much it costs. People do these things all the time - it's not like it's the Antarctic. Anne feels like she's losing everyone she loves at the moment - Lance won't forgive her about Amy and he's so stubborn, she's not sure he'll come round. Susan and Karl come in - and Bill tells them that the apprenticeship is signed, sealed, delivered. Susan gives him a hug and pats Anne's shoulders, comforting her as it's so far away. Karl goes to get some celebratory drinks.
Tess comes in and asks if Amy's ok - Amy apologises for always lying on the couch when she comes back. Toadie comes back with a bottle of OJ and Amy knows Lance wouldn't let them have the oranges. She doesn't blame him and goes to pour some. This is Toadie's big chance - he asks Tess if she wants to go out on a date with him. She asks where and he fills her in, saying it's not really a date. She asks why not. When's a date not a date asks Toadie. Tess is about to find out.
Lance looks at the box of Mildura oranges and goes over to number 32, placing them on the doorstep.
Anne comes in and tells him his gesture was really nice. He's a nice guy and can drop the aggro act. He tells her not to people get the wrong impression about what happened. What she - and Anne - did hurt him and she says the main thing is she still has him with Bill leaving. Lance isn't sure he'll still be here in three months. Toadie comes in and announces that he's hit the jackpot - he has a date with Tess! Anne tells him to be good. Toadie mentions the oranges and Lance thanks him. He congratulates him on Tess and Toadie admits he's so rapt.
Amy can't believe she's going to be so big when she's pregnant - she won't be able to fit any clothes. Amy asks Tess whether she wanted any kids with Brendan -they were waiting and she's glad now that they did, since the relationship went wrong. She tells her you have to be sure of the person you want to start a family with. Amy is sure she loves Damien - she's just not sure how he'll feel when she tells him about the pregnancy.
Susan thinks Bill has a good opportunity but she'll miss him; unlike other people she's loved having the kids and will be sad when they've all left home. Karl agrees. There's a knock at the door - it's Tess with a petition to keep Susan as principle: there's 400 signatures from parents and pupils. When she's gone Karl asks why she gave it to Susan at home - Susan thinks so he can see it and everyone can pressurise her about it. The phone rings - it's Greg Mast. Karl leaves. Bill has a short conversation and then hangs up. He tells Susan that Greg has a big commission for a new church - it means that Bill will have to go up and start work next week! Susan's mouth falls open. Bill, not believing it himself, says that it's either that or Greg finds someone else.