Evan is on the phone trying to convince the editor of The chronicle not to publish his letter about bullying at Erinsborough High.
Flick is stressed out about her exams and stalks out find her favourite pen. Paul says that Flick has chosen between him and the pen and the pen won!
Karl and Darcy are helping some men who have been injured in the collapse of a building. The roof collapses further on top of Karl as he is helping an injured man out. Darcy calls to him, but there is no reply.
Darcy crawls into the building looking for Karl. He find him under some rubble. A fire has started too and the electricity is still sparking. Darcy helps Karl to breathe.
The ambulance arrives and Darcy carries Karl out and puts him on a stretcher. He is coughing violently.
Susan gets a call from Darcy to say that Karl has had an accident but he's OK. She says she'll meet him at the hospital.
Karl has an oxygen mask on. Darcy shuts the ambulance door and says he'll see Karl at the hospital.
John Allen finally brings Lolly in. Lou is not pleased at all. He tells John Allen that it won't work. He glowers at him.
Tad and Flick are studying and are really stressed out about the exam.
Lyn comes in - she's glad to have caught Flick before her first exam. She's also impressed by how nice the house looks. Flick says she missed her. Lyn fusses over Flick. Flick and Tad leave for the exam - Flick wants to get there early.
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Lolly asks Lou if she should be at school. He says she's having a treat. Drew comes in and Lolly shows him some gifts she got from John. She goes to the toilet.
When she's gone, Lou is upset - John is fighting harder, smarter and dirtier than him. Lou still can't work out how he found out about Narcotics Anonymous. Drew says he hates to say it, but if John is fighting dirty and Lou is fighting clean, he might as well wave goodbye to Lolly now.
Tad has written quotes on a tape on his arm. But he pulls it off - he says it was a moment of madness and he's clean now. They wish each other luck with the exam and hug.
Karl is home, still coughing. Susan is fussing over him. Apparently the guys they rescued are going to be fine. Karl says he has Darcy to thank for rescuing him. Susan says they all have to be thankful to Darcy. She offers him a coffee, but the atmosphere is rather strained. Darcy declines and leaves. Karl says that if Darcy hadn't been there, he'd have died.
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Lyn is reading a romance novel. Lou comes up and teases her about it. He says they all need a bit of spice in their lives now and then! Lyn wonders if people really turn into their parents.
Lyn says her father is scared that her mother is ill. But she had to come back because of Flick's exams. She ponders that soon Flick will leave school and go off to work or Uni and she'll be gone. She tells Lou to make the most of this time with Lolly, oblivious of the custody case. Lou says it's easier said than done. Lyn says Lolly is still little - she won't be leaving home for ages. Lou looks grim and says there's lots of ways of leaving.
Tad and Flick have just finished their exam. Apparently Tad finished the exam a bit early because he'd finished all the questions. Flick says she crashed and burned - her pen ran out halfway through and it took them ten minutes to find her another one. She berates Tad for his choice of pen as a present. Tad says it was the most expensive pen in the shop, but is forced to admit that it was the "Nothing over $2" shop(!) Flick is very unimpressed. Tad says if he thought it was easy, Flick will have walked it. He says it was the easiest three questions he's ever seen. Flick is horrified - there were actually four questions. One was on the next page. Tad is worried.
Libby has finished her exams and she, Drew, Karl and Susan are celebrating. They drink to their success and then have a "very small sip" to Darcy for saving Karl's life. Karl hopes that the surgery will be back to the way it was when Darcy has gone.
Darcy knocks on the door at that moment. He says he can cover for Karl tomorrow at the hospital if he wants. Karl says it's not necessary. Darcy compliments them awkwardly on their new door - it's a bit like leaving a church(!). He leaves.
Susan wonders if they're being too hard on Darcy. Karl says that even though he saved his life, he's still a liar and a conman and his actions won't alter Karl's resolve.
Flick is doing a post mortem on the exam. Tad says he doesn't care as long as he can get into audio engineering. He wants to travel the world for a year before he gets boring and settles down. Flick asks him if he's thought about India. He says he doesn't fancy it as it's full of diseases. Flick then suggests America, but Tad says it's full of Americans(!) He wants to go somewhere where there's action - maybe the Amazon.
Lyn tells them that hairdressing is a good career - it can take you around the world. Flick says that Lyn hasn't even been out of the state! she counters that having four kids kind of cramps your style(!). Flick asks her mother if she always wanted to be a hairdresser. She said she did. She also says that her father gave her some advice - to find something she really loved and then figure out how to make a quid out of it. Tad says that everything hinges on the exam results, but Lyn says that exam results aren't all they're cracked up to be. They look doubtful, but Lyn says that they're not the be-all and end-all - they have to find something that's really in their heart.
Susan tells Karl that when she was driving at the hospital she thought about little incidents from their past. She says she was trying to imagine a life without him. Even when she was very young she imagined growing old with him. She never doubted it would happen. Then she smiled and says, "Well, almost never!" Karl tells Susan that she's going to be the most beautiful grandmother in the world. Susan says he's going to be the best-looking granddad.
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Libby wants a strong coffee but knows she shouldn't. She makes do with a hot chocolate. Drew is feeling guilty about sending Dougal home - he's worried he won't be a good father. Libby says he'll be a wonderful father but has got him some leaflets to read to help him along!
Darcy comes in. Libby thanks him rather awkwardly for what he did with Karl.
John Allen comes in. He asks if Drew is getting ready for the big day when his child is born. He says his life will be changed forever, like his has been with Lolly. Drew says, "Yeah, in a part-time sort of way." John tells Drew that whatever he might think of him, he has legal right as Lolly's father. Drew says that fathers don't get rights from lawyers - they earn them.
Karl can't get his rubbish in the wheelie bin again. Susan asks if when he went through the white tunnel, St Peter made him rubbish monitor! Karl is examining the rubbish to find out whose it is. He gives Susan a letter he found in the letterbox. She opens it to find a letter from the school council to the education department saying that Susan is unfit to continue because she mishandled the bullying situation. Karl looks at the letter which is marked "confidential". Susan says someone must have copied it. Susan can't think who on the school council has got it in for her.
John Allen comes in and says he was in the area and thought he'd drop in. Lou doesn't believe him - John's actions are never spontaneous. He admits that he is dropping off a book that Lolly has left behind. He asks if he can change the next visit day - he's got some tickets for a kid's show. Lou says he's done enough chopping and changing for him - he must keep his day. John tries to blackmail him - he's already told Lolly. Lou tells him in no uncertain terms that he doesn't want him manipulating Louise. John says he only wants Louise to be happy. Lou says it's funny that they didn't hear from him for so many years if that's the case. John says he's sorry Lou feels that way. He gives Lou the tickets for the kids show. Lou says he doesn't want anything from John and if he wants to take Lolly somewhere, he'll pay for it himself.
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Darcy bumps into Susan. He asks her to join him, but she is in a hurry. She thanks him again for saving Karl's life. Darcy says that Karl would have done the same for him. Darcy says that maybe they can work it out.
Karl comes in and Darcy says that he's looking good. Karl says he's very grateful that Darcy saved his life but it won't change his decision.
Susan reads Evan's article about bullying in The Chronicle. She is appalled.