Zeke fighting with Justin in the pool after being provoked.
Declan seeing Didge and Josh kissing.
Janae not happy at the 50-50 custody arrangements for Mickey.
Susan telling the kids about her MS diagnosis.
Susan attempts to get herself a glass of water but only succeeds in knocking it onto the floor. Dr Demi is quickly on the scene and Susan tells her that she doesn't want to be a burden to anyone.
Janae is still in a hump when she comes for breakfast and Mickey picks up on them fighting too and tries to explain that he told Kirsten about getting trapped in the chest by mistake. Ned tries to lie and say that they aren't fighting but Janae stops him and explains that they are but it isn't his (Mickey's) fault. The discussion brings up the custody arrangements and Ned does his best to explain it in simple terms to Mickey before Steve comes to take him and Didge to school.
Susan correctly guesses that Karl and Libby are her visitors when they don't announce their arrival and jokes that she could become a sniffer dog for customs! Libby brings up that they know about the water incident and Susan tries to play the whole thing through including the fact that she doesn't have MS and wants their help to get a new diagnosis. Against Karl's better judgement, Libby agrees to help Susan find a new diagnosis.
Dan hands Zeke a note to go home about the fight in the pool and that a parental response is required too. Zeke isn't exactly over the moon and doesn't take to Dan's 'softly-softly how are things at home' chat with him and so exits the classroom.
Out in the corridor, Didge talks to Rachel about her kiss with Josh and that she didn't have the fireworks everyone goes on about. Rachel suggests that is because she still likes Declan, which she rejects because he had his chance but when Didge opens up her locker taped to the side of it is a CD from Declan containing a mix of sorry songs. "Oh god," says Didge but Rachel thinks it is cute. Removing it from her locker, Didge throws it into the nearby bin and walks down the corridor as Declan comes into view at the opposite end.
The General Store
Janae comes in to collect the ingredients for making a volcano for Mickey and Janae is surprised that Ned never made one in school
JANAE: What were you doing when you were supposed to be in science class?
NED: Ah making Mickey with Kristen.
That goes down like a lead balloon with Janae!
Ringo shows Declan the CD he found in the bin and ribs him about it before Declan spots Didge and goes to talk to her. The lad totally grovels to her but Didge isn't taking his apology and heads off after reminding him that he blew it.
Libby is trying to "cheer" Susan up by telling her that MS is one of the most diagnosed diseases and offers possible suggestions but eventually Karl decides he's had enough and says it isn't any of Libby's suggestions and reminds them that the tests were conclusive.
Karl suggests that Dr Levi comes to talk to Susan so he can talk over the emotional rollercoaster she is on but Susan rejects it and suggests he takes Ben for a walk. Karl isn't chuffed to hear before he leaves that Libby's pulled a few favours and has managed to get an MS expert to come and see Susan that afternoon.
SUSAN: Karl if you are so sure it is MS then you won't mind an expert coming in to say you are right.
Didge is spouting off at Rachel about Declan and guess what is taped back in her locker when she opens it - yes the CD of Declan's sorry songs. Rachel thinks it is romantic although Didge thinks it most definitely is not and throws the CD into the bin again.
Mickey meets Ned and Janae as they arrive home with news that Kirsten is there and that she has volcano ingredients too! Cue embarrassed silence before Mickey asks Janae into helping since she has prior experience of making volcanos unlike him and Kirsten.
MICKEY: (begging) Please? Please?
JANAE: Well how can I refuse the crawl of the century eh?
Mickey is happy at her agreeing to help and Janae invites Kirsten to stay for dinner to talk volcanoes and custody arrangements. Kirsten seems happy as she accepts the invitation.
Karl and Libby have broken the news about Susan and her MS to Steph and Toadie as the kids come home annoyed at not being able to see Susan at the hospital. Lib explains that is the 2nd opinion doctor before having a go at her dad when he makes know his displeasure at Susan having a 2nd opinion especially as the diagnosis won't change.
Zeke finishes his sentence for him as he explains that it is cruel to give Susan false hope and tells of the herbalist (remember Jonathon of Life Mechanics Fame) who did the same to Alex. Libby still has her fingers in her ears though and refuses to accept the original diagnosis and Zeke quietly puts the letter from Dan back into his schoolbag.
The volcano making is going great guns so much so Mickey wants to invite Ben over to see it, which Kirsten is happy to allow but Ned backs up Janae's refusal when she says he could be having his supper.
Changing conversation totally, Steve shows off the DVD he got from Oakey that morning plugging the High School reunion. Kirsten mentions that she got her one too and Ned adds that everyone will be jealous when they see Janae is his girlfriend. She is shocked that she is being invited but her face drops when Kirsten says that they can show Janae all their old hangouts and what they got up to in them!
Libby asks Susan how it went with the 2nd opinion doctor and she replies that a diagnosis won't be known until tomorrow. Surprisingly, Libby tells her mum that she shouldn't get her hopes up which Susan picks up on straight away. Libby also lets it drop that Steph and Toadie know which doesn't go down well as Susan doesn't want the neighbours feeling sorry for her especially as she doesn't have MS and also adding that she doesn't see the point of saying that she has it either.
Steve, Kirsten and Ned are reminiscing about events in Oakey as Miranda and Janae try not to show that they are bored silly. Kirsten suggests that he shouldn't being Janae but Miranda is having none of it - she wants Janae there for support! Janae heads off to bed telling Ned not to hurry and again Kirsten says that he shouldn't be forcing her to go to the reunion because they are no fun for outsiders. Oops and even more oops because Janae heard that last be as she hadn't quite reached the bedrooms.
After settling Ben down, Karl asks Libby how Susan was and she admits that she may have made things. He reassures her that nobody wants Susan to be sick and says his byes as he is off to the hospital.
Libby heads to tidy things up and as she is moving some of Zeke's stuff she comes across the letter from the school and gives a large sigh.
Ned tries wakes Kirsten up to tell her its time to go home but she doesn't wake up so he is forced to pull a blanket over her instead.
Ramsay Street (next day)
Karl catches Libby as she comes back from walking Audrey to say he is off to the hospital and asks if she is will be there for the new diagnosis. Lib confirms she will just as Toadie and Steph arrive to say they're going to visit Susan. Both veto the idea for the moment until after the specialist has seen her and while they walk away Steph pulls Toadie into a hug.
Mickey finally shows off the volcano to his brother, sorry Ben, before they both head into the livingroom to eat some waffles (Ben calls Didge Mrs Parker as he thanked her).
Kirsten surfaces and thanks Janae for being allowed to stay over and then conveniently drops into the conversation about having bought new furniture for Mickey's room at her place and with a grudge Janae offers to lend her an Allen key so she can put it together.
The boys come back in with the plate and Miranda hands Ben some magazines for Susan and Ben blurts out in his loudest voice that Susan can't read them because she is blind.
MIRANDA: (stunned) What's that?
BEN: She can't see. She's got MS.
All the adults are stunned into silence after Ben's inadvertent news.
Miranda is straight round to offer her sympathies to Libby at hearing the news, wishing she'd been told so she could have done something, before Libby shows her out.
Libby then catches Zeke to show him the letter and he is not happy especially as it wasn't addressed to her. She then stuns the kids when she tells them that Karl & Susan don't need to hear news like that at the moment, so she has signed the letter and asks that they come to her for the time being with things like this so not to worry their parents. Lib quickly adds that she doesn't want to take over their lives but thinks they need someone to look out for them.
ZEKE: It's a big job.
Lib plays down the significance of it and that she will sort things out with Dan too after all they go back years.
Finally Ben gets a word in edgewise to ask if he can go to school too.
Ben announces to Dan that he is going to Mickey's school as Libby chats with Dan walking down the stairs. Observant Dan notices the different signature and Libby explains she is acting as guardian and that it was a one-off before bringing up the fact Susan isn't well although at the same time playing it down.
Changing conversation totally, Dan asks if Libby sees Steph, "all the time now I'm back" she replies before adding that Steph is also engaged!
DAN: Please I think I've moved on.
Declan meets Ringo at his locker to find his CD taped to it and remarks that Didge obviously doesn't want his CD! Never!
RINGO: That's definitely love.
Declan asks how can Didge know he is sorry if she doesn't listen to the CD and Ringo points to his mouth and tells him to use it and apologise. He reminds his mate of what happened when he tried that and hence going for plan B and the CD. They then spot Didge and Rachel heading into the classroom and Ringo tells him to give up and move on. "Like I can do that" replies Declan before heading into the classroom and confronting Didge.
DECLAN: You have to listen to this before you make up your mind.
DIDGE: (annoyed) Make up my mind about what Declan?
He then kisses her and we're not talking about a quick peck on the cheek either!
DIDGE:(stunned) I've met someone!
DECLAN:(firmly) Drop him.
He throws the CD onto her desk and walks out the classroom.
Ben is telling Susan all about Libby buying him a uniform which puzzles Susan over how long her daughter is staying for. Libby is very non-committal so Susan tells her she can go back to her life because she isn't needed here and brings up the dreaded D word - Darren. Thankfully for Libby Dr Demi arrives so Libby gives Ben some money so he can be absent when the news is delivered.
Demi announces that she has the results of the consultant who saw her yesterday and Susan wants the news delayed as she has visitors but Karl asks Demi if it is confirmation.
DR DEMI: Yes. Susan you have Multiple Sclerosis.
Karl tries to offer Susan his sympathy but she orders everyone out of the room before breaking down.