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With everyone still on the ground and the police starting to swarm around the building, Stu suggests that he let the hostages go, but keep him. After all, he doesn't want anyone else to get hurt does he? Toadie asks that he be the one to stay, as he made him angry but the robber isn't having any of it.
Serena whispers Stingray some words of encouragement, as he visibly has trouble with his exam. Janelle then pops up in the exam room, and asks to see Stingray if he knows where Toadie is. He's missing and her court case is this afternoon. Susan shushes her, and tells her to leave.
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The noise of a crying baby finally sends the robber to listen to Stu, and he orders everyone to stand. Everyone looks very scared and the robber, still holding Sindi very tightly makes her choose between Toadie and Stu for the person to stay behind. She is wary at first, but then gestures to Stu. The other hostages make their way out and Toadie tries to also stay, but Stu tells them it will be okay. Alone, the robber orders him on the ground and Stu ponders his next move.
Stingray reckons he did poorly in the exam, as Serena, Sky and Lana hang out in the room. Upset he leaves and Boyd comes in. He is there to help set up for the formal, much to Sky's surprise and disgust. She feels she doesn't know him anymore, noting how he threw her book away after she had put a lot of effort into it. He states it doesn't matter, she is going back to WA and he is going to be out of school. Sky and Lana leave, leaving Boyd and Serena alone.
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Toadie comforts Sindi, assuring her Stu will be alright. A reporter from Channel 44 appears and attempts to interview Sindi, but Toadie orders her away. Once again, he tells Sindi that Stu will be okay as he is a police officer...but Sindi blames herself for him being there. Toadie tells her that she had no choice and he will be okay. In the bank, Stu, with his hands taped together, tries to get onto the robber's side by talking to him - thinking that he doesn't look like the type to rob a bank. The robber says that life can sometimes get of hand and he hates banks, though not as much as he hates cops...the robber's phone rings and it is "Mullet". Mullet tells him to turn the radio because he is on the news. The robber switches on the radio in the bank (which just happens to be there) and sure enough he has made the news...along with the fact the one remaining hostage is a probationary police officer.
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Pacing, the robber can't believe the news - he threatens to shoot Stu here and now. "Fair enough" and Stu stands up. Angry, the robber orders him back down but Stu is defiant to leave - either the robber makes good on his promise to shoot him, which he knows he won't do because he is not a killer, or they walk out of here together.
Sky complains to Lana that Boyd has changed so much and she hates he knows how to annoy her by pushing the right buttons. "Ignore him, get over it" is Lana's advice and after much thought, Sky agrees. She is not going back to WA, but stay here and be happy - which is the best revenge. In fact, she wants to go help out Boyd with the formal decorations right now, however Lana believes Sky only wants to do it to rub it in his face. Of course Sky doesn't want to do that and jokes Boyd would get crowned homecoming king and dance to a slow love song with Erin and accept an award for being the "World's Biggest Ken Doll". Serena, having overheard the conversation defends Boyd. Sky can't guilt her into taking sides as Boyd is her friend as well.
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"The hostage is coming out, do not fire your weapons! The gunman is leaving the building, he is unarmed. Do not fire, I repeat do not fire!" yells Stu, as he slowly exits the bank. The robber then comes out, with his hands up and Stu tells him it will be alright. With the robber down on the floor, the police swarm and Stu goes over to Sindi and they hug. Toadie sees them together and has a semi-realisation look on his face.
Susan has brought over Ben to visit Karl, having spent a day looking at animals. Karl lets Ben find his heart with the stethoscope, "boom boom!" He thanks her for the nice surprise, one of many and for being a good friend - to help him clarify things. Karl keeps going on about how he wants to now rekindle his relationship with Izzy, having decided to take her to the Yarra Valley for a romantic getaway. He tries to name a place and Susan in disbelief asks where they went, but Karl keeps thinking out aloud. Finally, Susan shuts him up.
SUSAN: Karl! I don't mind lending a hand when things get tough, but do you think asking me to facilitate your love life is just pushing things a little bit?
He is immediately apologises, and Susan agrees. "Give this stethoscope back to Ben, maybe he can find your brain!" Her phone rings and it's Toadie.
"Erinsborough very own local hero!" and Toadie leads the cheers. Stu is embarrassed about the fuss, but Toadie insists it is well deserved. He kept cool, unlike him...but Stu shrugs, as he just followed his instincts. Karl and Susan walk in and see if Toadie and Stu are okay, and go off with Stu to chat. Stingray comes up to Toadie, asking if he's alright and Janelle hopes his ticker will be okay for court tomorrow as she doesn't want him collapsing on her. He thanks her for the concern, but he is fine. Janelle corrects him, saying he could play the trauma card to get some cash from the ordeal. Toadie comes up to Sindi and they talk about Stu. He doesn't blame her if she has any feelings, after all Stu is "smart, intelligent, brave". Sindi dismisses his claims, explaining that any emotions he saw today were reactions to a heightened situation, though she steals a glance his way and Stu looks back. All I want is you...
Stingray tries studying, much to Janelle's disgust. She is excited about the court case and is not impressed where Stingray's priorities lie. Toadie pops in and comments on Janelle's big breakfast - something which she has placed on his tab and hopes Toadie doesn't mind!
Sindi takes over feeding Ben to let Susan answer the door. It's Karl and he asks convinces Sindi to miss Janelle's court case, as she could suffer from post traumatic stress syndrome. She agrees and heads off to bed. Karl apologies to Susan for last night, as it was quite insensitive of him but he's just trying to git into Izzy's life. She appreciates the apology, but points out that Izzy needs to make compromises too, or he might end up resenting her.
Boyd can't believe it is perfect skating weather, yet he is stuck sticking up pink balloons again. Serena tells him he could go, but Boyd grins he is just doing it to annoy Sky. The other volunteers decide they'd rather be outside too and leave. Boyd doesn't want to go, as he won't bump into Sky and Serena laughs. "So much teen angst" she explains, turning on some music and asking Boyd to dance as she shows him her moves.
Stingray hurries Janelle to leave for the hearing, but she is just putting the finishes touches with her lipstick. He thought that was Lyn's..."technically" Janelle points out. She think she looks like a woman out to "make some serious bucks" and this concerns Stingray. He thought it was for compensation for the car and her medical bills and Janelle immediately thinks Toadie has been spreading lies about her. Stingray is just scared that she will get thrown into jail if she's caught telling lies. Janelle sighs, not wanting her own son to doubt her when everyone else seems to. When you are a Timmins, it's you against the rest of the world.
Serena and Boyd admire their handy work into transforming the room into a formal-paradise with copious amount of pink balloons, streamers and moving lights. He nods that Sky is going to hate it! Serena asks about how he's feeling about leaving school...Boyd is not really scared, just grateful. He had been getting heap of attitude about Sky and the kiss. He sighs, blaming himself for being dumb enough to go out with "something like her". He laments that she was always trying to change him...but guesses that he is the one who changed her in the end. Serena tells him it wasn't always so bad, and besides her own track record is not impressive. Chris Cousens, Luka - Stingray is the only easy guy she has been with and that is saying a lot. She laments that she is destined to be with freaks and losers - though Boyd knows it has zero to do with her as she is a great girl - she'll find somebody who likes her for her.
Stingray congratulates Toadie on getting a $5000 settlement! He shrugs, noting it was just a standard settlement and Janelle agrees. He should have asked for more, but Toadie warns she is lucky and should count her lucky stars as it could have really gone either way. Janelle informs Stingray she is going to buy her "favourite son" a new skateboard first, and then spend some money for her "favourite herself".
Toadie sees Stu and excuses himself. Stu asks how the case went, and Toadie dryly responds he technically won, though he is now a scumbag lawyer for helping bogus clients. How was Stu's day most importantly, much worshipping happening? Stu plays it down, he just did a few interviews, though the Commissioner called and said he might get a medal! However, the best news he received was Travis Dean dropping the charges against him - though Toadie probably knew that. He agrees and apologies for the stuff with Sindi and taking it out on him. Stu says breaking up is neve easy...and Toadie agrees, but doesn't want them to be any hard feelings between the two and Stu agrees.
They're just about ready to leave the room, before Boyd spins out a song and attempts some break dancing. Serena laughs, not believing he is dancing, much less to a Top 40 track! Boyd corrects her, as Sky is the music nazi, not him. They dance around together for a bit, before slowly leaning in for a kiss...