Susan is curled up on the couch flicking through the TV channels. Rachel arrives home and realises Susan has been waiting up for her. Susan tells her it's late and is not impressed when Rachel tells her she has been out with Stingray. Rachel says she is allowed to see him now that it's out in the open and besides she's fifteen years old now. Susan tells her she could at least have called home. Rachel gets smart and says from now on she'll call her every half hour to fill her in on her life. Susan tells Rachel to go to bed and says in the morning they will come up with some ground rules. Rachel says she will look forward to it. What a little madam.
Gail and Izzy are bickering over who is to blame for Paul's behaviour.
GAIL: Of course it's your fault. Wherever else would he get the idea that it's acceptable behaviour to cheat on your partner whenever you want.
IZZY: We were in a stable relationship until you wormed your way in here.
GAIL: Oh yeah in a stable all right like a couple of barnyard animals.
Paul says their bickering is the reason he hooked up with Lily. He was fed up with the girls shouting 'Pick me, Pick me'. He tells them it's his house and he can do without the pressure and fighting. Gail says it can all be easily fixed; she'll leave on the next available flight. Elle arrives in time to hear what Gail has said and asks what is going on. Gail tells Paul to tell his daughter what he did last night. Paul goes off to have a shower and tells Cameron to book Gail a flight.
Izzy tells Gail this just proves she never really understood Paul; she tried three times and failed three times. Since Izzy thinks Gail has only been married twice I'm thinking she knows not what she's talking about.
Susan's having breakfast when Madam Rachel emerges from her bedroom. Susan says she's sorry they went to bed on a bad note last night but Rachel changes the subject and asks where Katya is. Susan tells Rachel that Katya was in an accident last night. She promises her she's fine and says the hospital wanted to keep her in for observation. Rachel is furious and asks why Susan didn't tell her sooner. Susan says she was in no mood to be told last night but Rachel gets angry and leaves to see Stingray. Susan tells her he's at school as he volunteered to help out with a seminar. Rachel suspects Susan is trying to keep them apart. Susan tells her they had an agreement; Rachel would take things slowly with Stingray and she would end her relationship Karl. Susan says she has kept her promise and Rachel tells her she can't stop her from seeing Stingray no matter what she does.
Rachel comes running in and asks Zeke if he knew about Katya's accident. He says he did and Rachel wonders why he is sitting listening to music with Bree. He tells her that visiting hours haven't started yet. Rachel asks where Stingray is and Janelle says he left an hour ago to go to the school. Rachel runs off and Bree says that she and Zeke have a free day if she wants to catch up but Rachel continues running.
Elle arrives and asks Bree to go shopping with her; she needs to shop herself calm. Janelle says Bree should go but Bree says she doesn't shop, especially at the places Elle goes to. Janelle says she go to cheer up 'poor Elle' and asks Elle if she will do instead. Elle says fine and tells Janelle she will see her in five. Bree reminds Janelle they are in debt and asks why she wants to suck up to Elle as they are on Skys side. Janelle tells her to break the rules like normal kids.
Elle arrives home and sees Gail packing. She asks is she'll change her mind about leaving but Gail says no, she's booked on a 4 o'clock flight. Gail tells Elle and Cam that she wants them to return to Tasmania with her. She says she'd be failing as a mother if she didn't encourage them to leave this 'morally unhealthy environment'. Elle says she has made a life for herself in Ramsay Street and says she is worried about Paul. Gail says he doesn't deserve her support but tells Elle she will miss her. Elle says she will miss her too and they hug. Cam says he would like to stay and get to know Paul a bit better. Paul arrives as Gail tells the kids they will always have a home with her if, or rather when they need it.
PAUL: Gail can I have a word?
GAIL: Yeah, 'Goodbye' do you?
Paul asks the kids to leave them and Elle promises Gail she will be back before she leaves. Paul moves towards Gail and takes her hand, she pushes him away and tells him not to try. Paul follows her into the living room and says he knows he hasn't been himself lately and that his behaviour last night was appalling. However he's been making ground with Elle and asks Gail not to drive a wedge between he and the kids. Gail says he's doing a good enough job of it himself.
GAIL: You know under all this obnoxious behaviour I've seen glimpses of the old Paul and that soft, vulnerable side that...I don't know...I used to love.
Gail tells Paul she knows something happened down the mineshaft. She says he should treasure what he has and not dismantle it piece by piece.
GAIL: Paul you need to be loved, I can see that. It's a thankless task; you push away everyone who cares.
Paul reminds Gail that Izzy is still here and Gail says Izzy may get a thrill out of watching him self-destruct but she doesn't. She can't watch that happen again. Paul has a look of realisation on his face as Gail tells him to get some professional help, before it's too late.
Elle swans into Lassiters as Janelle follows behind lugging all the shopping bags. Elle thanks her for the company, as she can't cope with her parents fighting. Elle says she will miss her Mum and thanks Janelle for helping her to choose a necklace for Gail. Elle asks Janelle to get her a coffee in a way that Janelle can hardly resist.
Karl sees Rachel and tells her Katya will be discharged from hospital soon. Rachel says he must hate her for breaking he and Susan up. Karl says he perfectly understands her position and thinks it is best that he and Susan take time out whilst the kids adjust. Rachel stands horrified as Karl tells her Susan loves she and Zeke very much.
Janelle enters with empty carrier bags from Elle just to get a rise out of Bree. She's also sporting Elle's old sunglasses much to Brees disgust who thinks Janelle has sold out. Bree wants to sort things out but Janelle tells her they should stay out of it.
Cam asks Paul where Gail is. Paul says she is still packing. Cam says he has really hurt Gail and tells him he shouldn't have done it. Paul thinks there's more to Cams hurt and knows that his ego has been bruised. Cam tells Paul he was impressed by his form but promises he will get him back for the hotel suite, with interest.
Izzy swans in and has decided that Paul is taking her to an expensive restaurant tonight. But because he has cheated on her he doesn't get dessert. Wow, I'll bet he'll never cross Izzy again if it means missing out on cheesecake. But hey ho, Paul's working tonight. Izzy tells him he better watch it otherwise they'll all go walking out on him. Paul tells her he doesn't have time for her games and says she should go and find someone else to play with. Elle arrives showing off her new dress and sunglasses whilst Cam is looking for his new phone. As the kids go outside Paul tells Izzy they won't leave - they have way too nice a life. Shallow but sadly true.
Izzy asks Paul what's wrong with the business. He tells her they could be sued because the baby belt product is already in circulation.
Elle wonders if it's too late to stop Gail from leaving and tells Cam that she thought Paul and Gail would reunite. She says Paul can be such a pig and that he and Izzy are a perfect match as they are just as bad as each other.
Bree and Zeke arrive and Bree tells Elle she knows what she's trying to do, but buying Janelle will not stop them trying to push Sky and Dylan back together. Elle tells them both to leave and they do so.
Rachel tells Susan she's a liar, her break up with Karl was a fabrication. Susan tells her that's not true, she and Karl are not seeing each other. Rachel quotes Karl and tells Susan that he said once she and Zeke were ok with the idea then he and Susan would be a couple again. Susan tries to explain but Rachel won't have it - as far as she's concerned all adults are liars.
Karl tells Susan that Katya isn't being released after all, as she needs further assessment, psychological assessment. Karl tells Susan he bumped into Rachel earlier and Susan says she knows. She says after what he said Rachel doesn't trust her, she thinks they are just waiting for she and Zeke to accept the idea before they reunite. Karl is confused - isn't that what they were doing? She tells him the kids have to come first and if he can't see that then he's left her with no choice, they can't have a relationship.
Janelle is going out in a new top. She insists she brought it in a sale and that Elle had nothing to do with it. Bree is annoyed as they are still in debt. She thinks Janelle knows about the money Kim has been sending but Zeke tells her she is just being paranoid.
Izzy tells Paul she knows why he played the game with Lily - to get rid of Gail. She tells him he's a bad boy and she's a bad girl and that means that it's destiny for them to be together. Paul looks as impressed as I am and starts talking business. He tells her he assumed Lyn would have read the fine print to the baby belt contract. Izzy says in that case it must be Lyn's fault but Paul says no, he is accountable. Izzy tells him this is what he's good at; making all the black and white areas grey. He tells her Lyn has put everything she has into this venture and he can't set her up. However when Izzy leaves he looks very much like he might.
Susan tells Rachel she has made it clear to Karl that they are over. She says it was just a misunderstanding. Rachel wants to know where Katya is and Susan says the hospital wanted to keep her in for longer. Susan hesitates before saying anything and Rachel tells her she can't trust her anymore
Gail gets her bags and tells Elle and Cam to come home anytime. Bad Boy Paul and Bad Girl Izzy stand in the kitchen making snide comments and Gail tells them she won't be back in a hurry.
GAIL: Just a word of advice Isabelle, take him for everything now before he trades you in for a newer, classier model like Lily, which he will.
Izzy is distressed and looks to Paul for back up but he just rolls his eyes at her.
Gail says goodbye to Paul and he says goodbye back, wearing that evil mask that Gail has become so accustomed to during the past few weeks. So just like that the artist formally dressed by Kamizole walks out of our lives once more. Gail, it's been a pleasure.
Susan's been crying and Karl insists they talk. He says she loves him, he loves her, they know that and so do Rachel and Zeke. He just wants to live with her and the children as a family. However he knows the kids may not agree to that and even though it breaks his heart he knew it was a possibility. Susan tells him she's sorry but she doesn't know what to do. She says the main problem is that Rachel is besotted with Sringray. Karl says it will end in tears and that Susan will be left to pick up the pieces. He knows Stingray will hurt her. He tries to elaborate but can't and walks away. Susan knows he knows something and asks him what it is. She says if he knows anything that affects Rachel then he must tell her.