Writer: Ben Marshall
Director: Gary Conway
Jack Scully: Jay Bunyan
Taj Coppin: Jaime Robbie Reyne
Ruby Dwyer: Maureen Edwards
Allie Corbett: Jessica Monaghan
Officer Torpey: Lee Thatcher
- "One Word
" by Leah Haywood
Nina tells Jack they can't do this.
Rosie tells Harold about Ruby.
Harold asks Rosie if Ruby said she'd stolen from him. When he finds that she confided in Rosie, a heated discussion startsas he pursues the idea that she's a minister who can't be trusted. He's fairly aggressive and talks of her 'sacred trust' violation. Just as Rosie has said that he should be calling the police, not asking who said what, they see that Ruby is in the doorway. She flees as Harold calls and goes after her.
Libby's giving a very eager Taj advice about the teenage project.
Susan shows Libby another memo from Miss Barker
Taj is confiding in Jack that he's fed up that Nina hasn't even sent a text message and was a bit weird on the phone. Jack asks him guiltily whether she said anything. Just then Allie rings Taj to arrange a meting.
Susan and Libby are angry that Miss Barker, the new Principal has said that they can't let students choose their own novel - she's been constantly finding things to complain about.
Taj talks to Libby and Susan about the project and impresses Susan that Libby has made 'a real connection'.
Rosie's talking to Lou as she's upset that she broke confidence and Harold thinks badly of her. Lou says they're as bad as one another, just want to 'join hands', no matter what's right or wrong and supports her as there was no telling what Ruby might do next. Rosie receives a phone call to summon her to see the bishop because a formal complaint has been made against her. She's afraid Ruby has complained.
Allie asks Taj if he loves Nina and says she's lucky when he says yes, whatever love is.. When he says she's a nice girl, Allie says 'yes, damn her'.
'Consolation hug? Not if you try to stick your tongue in my ear'.
Karl, the alcohol-free man, gets home fruit juice in hand and talks about how fit he'll be. He might be 'off the grog' for ever, but Susan and Libby are cynical. Stuart has picked up Ben and brought him home. He gives Libby the tickets to the special last match and refuses their offers of dinner.
Libby thanks them for being nice and says that at heart he's just a shy easily hurt country boy.
'Just like Drew', says Susan, with a wry look at Karl.
Ruby comes to talks to Harold, very shaken and emotional. He tells her he hasn't called the police but is angry with her and she gets more and more upset. He tells her that everything he held precious was smashed while he lay in hospital and she just cries and says she needed the money to pay her debts but is sorry. 'Who for? Me or yourself? Goodbye, Ruby, goodbye.' And she leaves.
Libby brings cake for Stuart as thanks for helping out. She wants him to eat vegetables rather than that for dinner, so he says it's what his mother says. He tells her about Toadie's Bob-plan, which she thinks might work. He assures her that it's ok with her parents, he just doesn't want to bother them. He asks how things are going and she answers that she thinks of Drew all the time, talks to him when nobody's around and tells Ben stories about him. Stuart mentions how much Drew would have loved taking Ben to the match, which is Libby's cue to insist that he deserves to take Ben, despite Karl being keen.
Taj is still getting no reponse from Nina and asks Jack if she has said anything about him and wonders if he's being paranoid to be worried. He tells him Allie wanted to get back with him, but he's with Nina, who's unbelievable.
Harold tells Lou he feels foolish for not reading Ruby's signs, as Lou and Rosie did. Lou tries to explain to him about addiction, that you despise yourself for what you're doing, but can't stop. He draws a parallel with his addiction to pills and points out that at least Ruby came back and Harold wonders why. Lou suggests 'for understanding.'
Susan and Libby talk to Taj and Jack about being back at school. Where Miss Barker's concerned, Susan's taking the line of least resistance - if she wants to withdraw the choice of novels, she can tell them.
Rosie and Ruby have a heated discussion about Ruby's abuse of Harold's trust and Rosie's own breaking of the confidence. Rosie says she'll pay as she's the subject of a complaint and may lose her job. In turn, Ruby's off to tell the police herself as Harold's too kind to do it. She's on her way to tell Harold that.
Ruby comes to tell Harold she's seen a counsellor and she's going to the police. He asks if she ever cared for him or if it was all a lie. She answers that she cares more for him than anyone in the world and knows that if she'd been brave enough to tell him, he'd have helped her and she wouldn't have hurt him so deeply. Now she has to pay for her actions. Just as he's about to leave, he calls her back and says that if she really wants to fight the demons, hell help her, be there for her the whole way. They hug.
Libby tells Stuart he's one of the ten finalists in the best boyfriend comp, so his photo will be in the magazine. He's reluctant to agree to more humiliation and wants out, but she reminds him that winning might mean a trip to New York to see Flick.
Very cheerful, Harold tells Lou and Rosie what Ruby's going to do. They're very happy until he surprises them by telling them he and Ruby are still together.
Karl's driving along with Susan and Libby in the car when he's stopped for a random breath test. Amid protests, he's told it's positive and he has to get out of the car.