- Aunty Raylene coming to visit, and Stu coming up with 'Father O'Neill'
- Darcy receiving a 12 month good behaviour bond, and Karl being outraged.
Courthouse - Outside
Darcy looks very satisfied with himself, as Susan catches up with him. He thanks her for believing in him. He promises he won't let her down this time, and she says she hopes not, and gives him a hug.
Over the other side of the yard, Karl tells Izzy that this is madness - Darcy getting off scott free. Izzy says he has made enough of a scene already, but Karl snipes at her for telling the world he was a reformed man. Izzy says she had her reasons, but Karl says she obviously couldn't care less about his! He storms off.
Darcy thanks Toadie, and says he doesn't know how to repay him. Toadie says just to make sure he pays his bill within 30 days - that's all the repayment he needs. Darcy says he knows what he meant.
TOADIE: Yeah. I do. I took this case on to further my own career, and to help Susan out, of course. I really hope I never see you again.
He walks of leaving Darcy to mutter a feeble 'thanks again' after him.
Serena is on the warpath - the roster Connor has given her is 'beyond a joke!' He has only given her 2 hours on Friday and 3 on Sunday - Toadie promised her more than that! Connor says he, as manager, can't justify giving her any more - he can't even afford the ones he has! Serena says she'll see what Toadie has to say, and Connor says he is sooo scared (note sarcasm...). Serena says he is going to have to work with her whether he likes it or not, so get used to it. She leaves as Sindi and Stu arrive home. Stu has a suit bag, and Connor asks if he has a new suit. Stu says it is a costume, and Connor is put out that they are going to a costume party and didn't invite him - he loves dressing up as a pirate! Stu whips a priest's vestment out of the bag, and the tin whistle music starts. Stu says it isn't for him - it's for Connor!
CONNOR: Are you telling me you're inviting me to this fancy dress party, and you want me to go as a priest?
Stu and Sindi tell him it isn't a party...it's more of a ... pre-nuptial kind of....blessing. Yes. Blessing.
Janae is moping on the lounge, and Janelle asks her if she is looking forward to the OC tonight. Janelle thinks they might be able to watch it together, and order in a Cap...Capri...Italian type Pizza that I *should* know how to spell, but Janae is still mopey. Janelle offers to take her on a shopping trip, but Janae tells her to give it a rest. Janelle says she is just trying to help. Janae knows, but she just has to sort through this stuff with Boyd on her own. Bree comes in from her 'junk mail run' with a bundle of 'lost pet' posters she has collected - all are offering generous rewards.
JANELLE: Stray mutts and moggies are a flamin' goldmine!
Bree thought they could tackle the 'project' together - as a family. Janae thinks they are crazy, but they beg her until she agrees to join them on this TeamTimmin's vs. Ace Ventura type escapade.
Stu and Sindi are following Connor around with the priests gear, and Connor is telling them no...no....and for the eightieth time NO! Stu can't understand why, but Connor says it is sac religious, and if his family found out he could be excommunicated. Sindi doesn't know how they would find out, but Connor goes on to say that it is a mortal sin and he could go to hell - it's wrong on so many levels in the eyes of God! Sindi storms off saying he is destroying her life, and Connor tells Stu there is nothing he can do or say to make him change his mind.
STU: I didn't want it to have to come to this...Scrubbing Brush.
CONNOR: *looks shocked, taken aback, distinctly scared etc etc* You wouldn't!
Aunty Raylene knocks on the door, and Father O'Neill opens the door, inviting her in fro a cup of Irish Breakfast tea, to be sure, to be sure. Ay.
Lassiters - Outside
TeamTimmins are partaking in PetHunt 2005, as Toadie locks up the office.
TOADIE: You can choose your friends...
Bree asks if Toadie has seen any of the animals they are looking for.
TOADIE: What's the story Janelle? You kidnapping pets and holding them for ransom?
Janelle tells him they are returning lost animals to their owners, if he must know. Toadie really doesn't want to know any more.
TOADIE: The less I know, the better I'll sleep, then the better I'll defend you when it goes to court! (Insert big Toadie-style grin here)
Janelle asks why he is acting so full of himself, and he replies that he just won the biggest case of his career and he is going home to celebrate. Don't get too ahead of yourself, Toad. An Irish blessing awaits, to be sure, to be sure.
Scarlet Bar - Outside
Darcy Presents Izzy with a glass of wine, telling her he could hardly say goodbye without toasting her magnificent performance today, asking if she's ever thought of a career on the stage! He tells her he has good news for her - he is declaring their contract null and void *alarm bells go off in everyone but Izzy's heads*. He says she owes him nothing, and tomorrow, he is leaving Erinsborough - she'll never hear from home again - surely she wants to drink to that!
DARCY: To you Isabelle - may the future bring you everything you deserve.
(Insert evil cackle here)
Aunty Raylene laughs away at a joke that Father O'Neill has told, then tells him he seems awfully young to be running his own parish. Father O'Neill replies that he rose through the ranks rather quickly - his pre-decessor had a crisis of faith...ran off with a local school teacher...who lives next door *cough* Susom *cough* (Susom Disciples cheer) Raylene is horrified, saying that the flesh is so weak...and speaking of which - has Father O'Neill counseled Sindi and Stuart on their wedding night responsibilities? Stu doesn't think Father would be interested, but Aunty Raylene says if ever there is a time for spiritual guidance it is now....especially if they are considering starting a family. Aunty Raylene is glad Stu has found Sindi, and Father Blasphemous assures her they are on the right path. Aunty Raylene says that everything is so perfect....but no sooner the words have left her mouth, Toadie comes skipping in the door, pants down, singing 'I am so great! I am SO GREAT!' He asks why Connor is dressed up - is it a kinky tea party? Aunty Raylene wants to know who the hooligan is.
Toadie says he had no idea Stu had an Aunty Raylene. Stu says she is here on a 5 day *religious* retreat... Toadie introduces himself as "Jarrod Rebecchi. World famous Lawyer, and part time Rock and Roll Wrestler!"
STU: Of course you are, mate. You're very *special*
Stu takes Toadie off to get in his jim-jams, not forgetting he has to use the toot-toot first (see, they got him plastic sheets, but they haven't stopped the accidents...), while Connor and Sindi explain to Aunty Raylene how Toadie had the world a his feet, until that tragic ... err... ice-skating accident that addled with his brains... *cough* But he is lucky to be having such fine people as Stu and Sindi to be looking after him... would she like to help change his nappy?
Stu says she'll be gone soon then everything will go back to normal, and Toadie mutters he doesn't even know what normal is anymore. He plonks himself down on the letterbox, just as TeamTimmins come up the road, carrying Bob, who they have found playing on the road. Toadie asks how much they want, but Janelle is hurt - they bought 'Stinky' back out of the goodness of their heart! Besides, they already earned enough cash finding all the other pets! Janelle hands Bob over, saying that making people happy is what the Timmins' are all about. They leave a miffed looking Toadie on the letterbox with Bob.
Izzy has set up a candlelit dinner for two in the office - she wanted to have a nice meal with Karl, to celebrate their Darcy-free future together.
KARL: Darcy being free is no cause for celebration.
Izzy says she knows it is hard to see, but this is best for everyone - if Darcy went to jail he would hold more of a grudge against them, but if he is free, he will leave them alone. Karl says he'll believe that when he sees it. Izzy asks Karl not to be disappointed in her - she did it for them, so they could move on together - that's what people do when they are in love, and she loves him with all her heart. Karl says he loves her too, and Izzy proposes a toast - to Darcy Tyler never darkening their lives again. Shouldn't have said that, Iz. Shouldn't have said that...
Oh Holy HoT
Aunty Raylene thanks them for their hospitality, and gets up to leave, just as Serena storms in, demanding more shifts at the shop from Connor. Stu tells Aunty Raylene 'street kids...woo' but she asks which shop this is. They tell her it is Father O'Neill's shop - for the Brotherhood of St Louis Carpenter...They raise money for reformed criminals, for example, Serena. Sindi says she buys all her clothes from there, and Aunty Raylene says that's lovely, but she really must be going. They see her out, and Serena says to Connor she wants more shifts, and she wants them now.
CONNOR: There's only so much I can do for you child.
SERENA: WHY are you talking like that? It's not even funny!
Toadie comes in and drops his dacks, and Serena says she wants more shifts.
TOADIE: Oooh, not sharing your hours with your parishioners, hey? That's not very charitable!
He tells Serena her shifts are tripled, starting from tomorrow after school.
CONNOR: No! NO!
TOADIE: Here endeth the lesson. Go in peace.
Bless you child. Bless you.
Darcy tells Susan that he wants to start over, where no one will know who he is, and he won't have to explain himself. He tells her not to worry about him, he'll be alright. He just thinks it's better for everyone if he isn't around...and he doesn't want to come between Susan and Karl...
SUSAN: Oh for heaven's sake! For the last time...
SUSAN: There is no me and Karl!
DARCY: I know you think I'm obsessed...
DARCY: But some things are just meant to be! No listen, listen...you and Karl are made for each other. I know that, and I know deep down inside you know that, too.
SUSAN: No, no I don't!
DARCY: And I know that someday soon you two are going to be together again.
SUSAN: Argh! I don't really wanna talk about this...can we just drop it?
DARCY: Yeah, sure, OK. But can I just ask you one more question...
SUSAN: Darcy, Darcy!
DARCY: Just one..
SUSAN: Yes, one. What?
DARCY: What if Isabelle was to disappear?
SUSAN: See, now you're just being ridiculous!
DARCY: What if she was to disappear and everything she'd done to you and Karl could be erased?
(cut to Susan shocked and surprised)
DARCY: Don't you think you'd still be together?
(Susan gives the sort of look that she gives before saying, 'Look, I don't know...')
Connor half heartedly tells a customer he thinks she should try a different bikini, while on the other side of the shop, Toadie is mucho impressed with the way Serena talks Izzy into believing that she will need to buy at *least* three bikini's, while Karl looks bored out of his mind. Toadie tells her she's good, and Connor tells him to shut up.
Outside the store, Stu is hurrying Aunty Raylene along, but she needs some money...from the ATM...which just happens to be outside Bounce. Stu and Sindi try their best to shield her from seeing the occupants of the store, but Raylene spots Toadie and Serena in the window...and FATHER O'NEILL!!!!!!! Connor jumps in shock, accidentally pulling a woman's bikini top off.
CONNOR: Mrs Manson...would you like to buy a bikini to help the homeless?
He gets a slap in the face for that effort. And a reminder that he is going to burn in hell. And Stu can rest assured his mother will hear aaaallll about this!
Susan sees Darcy off at the door, and he hands her 'a little something for later on' as he leaves.
Darcy runs up to Karl, telling him he just wanted to say goodbye, and he has changed, even if Karl won't believe it. He says he's even tried to help him.
KARL: That's priceless - when have you ever tried to help me?
DARCY: I'm not the evil person in your life. One day you'll see that. And one day soon, you'll be thankful Susan is there. Goodbye.
Cutting between Susan at home, and Karl on the street
DARCY (voice over):
I want to apologise for causing you such anguish over the years. I want to thank you for always believing in me when I didn't always deserve it. Please understand that what I'm about to say isn't meant to hurt you. It's simply the truth: you deserve to know. Karl isn't a bad man; he is just a pawn in a desperate woman's sad little game. Isabelle Hoyland, however, deserves all she gets. And now it's up to me to reveal what she has so desperately wanted to keep secret. Her medical records, which I have seen, offer irrefutable proof of this: Karl was NOT the father of her baby. She lied.