Elle runs away from Paul with Ned.
Frazer asks Rosie to call Milly, let her know he's in hospital.
Ned tells Elle that Paul broke up her relationship with Dylan.
Susan tells Karl that Isabelle's baby, Holly, is his daughter.
Karl can't believe the news, but he think that the timing makes sense. He apologises profusely to Susan, but can't believe that she waited until now before telling him. Susan points out that it's taken her time to come to terms with this, too, and that Isabelle obviously didn't want Karl to know that he's the father. Karl thinks that if he'd have known, he could have spoken to Izzy before they left London.
KARL: How do you think this makes me feel?
SUSAN: All I've done is think about how you would feel. I've tied myself in knots wondering what to do. I wish I'd never heard it. I wish I could remember our day as being just about us and how happy we were.
KARL: Yeah, well, it's too late for that now.
SUSAN: I know that, Karl. I also know that I had to tell you because we are starting over. And that's what people who love each other are supposed to do: share their problems.
Karl acquiesces and takes Susan's hand. She reiterates that they will get through this, but he's not convinced.
Somewhere green with trees
Elle doesn't believe that her dad's evil, and she thinks that Ned is lying - how could her father force Dylan to get into bed with Carmella? Ned admits that he's the culprit - he kept topping up the drinks and saying stuff to get people fighting. He then carried Dylan into Carmella's bed - Paul made him do it. He paid off someone Ned was in debt to in return for that.
Elle is mad at Ned, but Ned reminds her that this is all her father's doing; it's him she should be furious about. She then tells Ned that the gambling debt wasn't real - her father made it up. Which makes Ned as big a fool as she is.
Frazer is in hospital and tells Rosie and Pepper that everything's okay, except for the matron who is a little like Nurse Ratchet. Pepper tells the others - Rosie, Frazer and Oliver - that the other night at the party, she played a game called "Normal, Niche or Wrong." You pick three people you have a crush on who fall into those categories. Pepper shares her three:
Normal - George Clooney
Niche - Mick Malthouse
Wrong - Donald Trump, possibly too wrong. Or Peter Andre.
Peter Andre is just an example, but Pepper points out that these are just examples, not her choices. Frazer thinks it's nice to see them all getting along - nothing like a life-threatening accident to bring people closer together. He was trying to inject humour, but it didn't work, and Pep reminds him that they're all there because they care about him.
He tells them that they don't need to hang around. Rosie says that she doesn't mind staying, and Frazer quickly diverts the conversation by saying that he hasn't heard from Milly in days. Rosie sees that he's hurt, and adds that she saw Milly in the hospital corridor the other day, but Frazer was asleep and Milly didn't want to wake him. Pepper looks at Rosie suspiciously.
Rosie goes to get a coffee and Pepper follows her out. Oliver asks Frazer if he'd like a drink, too.
In the corridor, Rosie admits to Pepper that she lied about Milly being there. Pepper tells her to stop covering for Milly - Frazer will find out sooner or later.
Workmen are making changes to the office. Paul comes to see Toadie in amongst the noise, and announces that he wants to change his will. He wants Elle written out. Toadie asks if they've had a bust up, and Paul admits that Elle has run away with Ned. Toadie thinks this is hilarious, so Paul snaps at him to just change the will.
Toadie reminds Paul that the law does require him to make provision for his dependents, so Elle could contest it and would probably win. Paul doesn't care; the statement itself will tell his daughter that she was a disappointment and that in itself is priceless.
Somewhere green with trees
Ned brings Elle some coffee, and she asks that he take her home. Ned isn't keen, but Elle wants to bring her dad down, make him wish she'd never been born. Ned says he can help her - and hands her a memory stick, one that contains the contents of the hard drive of Paul's laptop.
Rosie and Pepper return home to find Milly there, rooting through stuff in the lounge. She wanted to grab her jacket that she forgot the other day, and the door was open. Rosie comments that she also seems to have forgotten the guy that she's dating, too.
ROSIE: If we find your conscience lying around we'll be sure to give you a call.
Rosie can't believe how selfish Milly is being, but Pepper thinks maybe Rosie is investing a little too much time in getting upset about this. She reminds Rosie that Frazer is her friend, not her boyfriend. She knows Rosie still has feelings for Frazer, but the accident doesn't mean that Frazer has changed his mind about who he wants to be with.
Susan is in the kitchen, and Karl is on the sofa, stroking Audrey. He comments that the dog hasn't growled at him in six months. Karl says that he supposes he should ring Isabelle - if the child is his, then he has some responsibility. Susan points out that Izzy clearly didn't want Karl to know about Holly, and that she's been completely honest with Pete about the baby - who seems happy to raise Holly as his own.
Susan reminds Karl that Isabelle left Australia to start a new life, which is something that they need to do, too. She doesn't think that racing in will help the situation.
SUSAN: And I'm scared. I'm, I'm scared of anything that will involve Isabelle back in our lives on a regular basis.
KARL: Yeah. Well, I'm scared that it might be too late to stop that.
Susan looks over at Karl, fear on her face.
The House of PE
Paul looks at a photo of him and Elle. There's a knock at the door and it's Pepper, who wants to talk about 'us'. Where they're going and what to expect in their relationship. Paul suggests a glass of champagne. Pepper tells him that she loves the romance and gifts, but she wants more. Paul frowns at her.
PAUL: New car? Holiday?
But Pepper doesn't want to just be his plaything, she wants a real relationship. Where they talk properly. Paul says he can think of nothing he wants more - after all, everyone wants to be loved. So Pep suggests a proper date, as a couple, at The Scarlet Bar at 1230. Paul agrees.
He sees Pepper out, and as he turns around, Elle is standing at the back of the kitchen.
ELLE: I'm sorry, daddy.
She runs to him, hugging him, and he takes her in his arms. Elle smiles evilly into his shoulder.
Frazer and Oliver are playing Normal, Niche or Wrong, and talking about a woman called Pauline. Frazer asks after Elle, how it's going with Oliver. He says that he doesn't know - Elle's backing away, going hot and cold. Frazer says that's usual - who knows how a woman's mind works?!
Milly arrives to see Frazer, and Oliver leaves. Frazer says he heard about her visit yesterday, but Milly says she was never there. Milly tells him the truth - she doesn't think their relationship is going to work out. Frazer says he's okay with it - she can't see someone who might end up in a wheelchair.
FRAZER: Yeah, like you said, we really just met, and this could turn out to be a big deal and you can't be expected to take that on.
Milly's relieved and says she'll keep in touch. She leaves his room and Frazer looks sad.
Karl has told Toadie about Holly, and Toadie retorts that Karl can't blame Susan for not wanting him to get in touch. Karl agrees.
TOADIE: It's as if this woman has been sent from hell to torment you guys forever.
Karl admits that he'd like nothing more than to not set eyes on Isabelle ever again, and Holly could be none the wiser. Toadie points out he could do that - if he can accept that there's a daughter out there that he'll never get to know.
KARL: But what about Susan?
TOADIE: Just hope that she understands? And try to reassure her that it won't affect the rest of your lives.
Rosie is walking down the corridor and runs into Milly. She realises that she just broke up with Frazer.
ROSIE: Frazer is a beautiful man. He's caring and he's brave and he's loyal.
MILLY: Well why don't you get honest?
ROSIE: I am honest.
MILLY: And he knows that you love him?
Rosie tells Milly that she's Frazer's friend, and that's what he needs right now - friendship. Milly disagrees - Frazer needs someone who can be there for him, love him and stand by him. And that's not her. She leaves, and Rosie is shaken.
Oliver approaches Rosie and suggests that if she's here to see Frazer that she leave it a while - Milly's in there. Rosie walks off - she has work to do.
Toadie tells Karl to go home and sort things out; he gratefully leaves. Rosie arrives and wonders why all the workmen are there and what they're doing. He tells her that a new doctor is moving in, and Rosie's pretty cross that she hasn't been consulted.
Toadie points out that she hasn't been at work all day and didn't let him know where she was. She apologises and explains about Frazer. She may also have found a case for him - the racetrack not ensuring the track was safe for kids.
ROSIE: Come on, you know there's a case here, and Frazer deserves justice.
TOADIE: Okay Miss Brockovich, we'll look into it.
House of PE
Elle is making a sandwich, and Paul opens a jar of something for her. Elle tells her dad that she's sorry she ran away - but she's scared of letting him down over the Oliver plan, and running away it was the easier option. Her dad understands...and anyway, she'll be Mrs Oliver Barnes, soon. So that's okay, then.
Pepper calls - where is Paul, because he's already late.
PAUL: I'll be there in a hop, skip and a... I'll be there in a hop.
The Scarlet Bar
Pepper's talking to Rosie, trying to convince her that Paul knows what she wants from the relationship and is prepared to give it to her. And if he doesn't, then he's "on the first train to dumpsville."
At another table, Karl and Susan are eating lunch and making light, awkward conversation about food. Karl tells Susan that he rang Isabelle; quietly and tearily she asks what Izzy said. Karl reports that Isabelle doesn't want him involved - she wants to raise Holly alone with Pete, and it will be Holly's decision to get in touch later in life if she wants to.
Susan says it sounds like the best idea all round, although she's clearly upset, and Karl tries to nod in agreement.
The House of PE
Elle sits on the couch, alone, staring at the memory stick that Ned gave her. Oliver turns up - the lawyers that Paul put him on to have started the ball rolling and he should have control of the company and the money very soon. So now he needs to think about what to do with it.
He also came round because he missed Elle, and he thought they were starting something. She agrees that they are, but she'd like to take things slowly. She starts to tell him something, but Paul comes home with Pepper, who's there to look at some artwork that Lassiters is getting rid of - she wants to use it to brighten up her house!
Elle takes Oliver off, and tells him to meet her at the park in an hour - there are things he needs to know.
Pep and Paul are unpacking some pictures from his car, and he encourages her to go back to teaching very soon! She owes it to herself to get back there! Rosie drives up and Paul thanks Pepper for the date and goes. He actually looks quite genuine.
Pepper tells Rosie about the date - Paul didn't try to crack onto her, and it was nice and pleasant and she had a really good time. Rosie doesn't seen convinced, but looks at the artwork that Pepper has brought home. Pepper's phone rings, and it's a handbag call (where your phone accidentally dials your number because it's hit something in your bag, and all you can hear is background noise).
Pepper asks Rosie why she's not with Frazer - the doctors were seeing him today to give an update. Rosie had no idea - and runs to the hospital to see him!
Rosie turns up to see Frazer who reports that the doctors don't know how bad the damage is, and will start him in rehab to see how he goes. She tells him that she started some work on his case, and she thinks they have a good chance. He's not interested - this isn't Rosetta's problem.
FRAZER: Rosie, we had so many chances before this. Why the sudden devotion? Pity? Is that it?
FRAZER: Looks like it to me. You can't bring yourself to love a normal guy, but a project, a charity case - that's dependent on you for everything.
ROSIE: Frazer, that is not the way I see you.
FRAZER: Isn't it? Wow, you must have magic vision, because I'm telling you that's all there is. I don't think I'm ever gonna walk again. Okay? Is that what you want to hear? I'm gonna be stuck in a chair for the rest of my life, so I really don't need you hanging around feeling sorry for me.
ROSIE: That's not the way I feel about you - I care about you...
FRAZER: Yeah yeah yeah, whatever...can you just do me a favour, please, and just get out. Don't come back.