- Toadie organising who is going to get character references for Sonya.
- Leo agreeing to write one but wants a favour in return from Steph.
- Sonya fearful she is going to go to jail.
- Karl confirming that Terese has found a lump in her breast.
- Terese telling Piper the news.
- Terese going for tests at the hospital.
- Paige (and Gabe) wanting to move into #22.
Paige is surprised to see Mark home earlier than expect and in return he is surprise to see she is moving out. He wonders why and is told that "after what happened in Queensland, I think it's probably for the best."
Piper sings her mum's praises on how she is coping waiting for the news of her results (they are due back today) and tentatively brings up if they should call Nick. "I don't want to talk to him," is Terese's reaction and the conversation is ended when Paige (helped by Gary) starts to move her stuff in.
Gary is surprised to hear Terese is going into work but she explains about having to bring Alexis up to speed on new procedures in the Beauty Spa. Piper backs Gary up too and has taken the day off school to accompany Terese to the hospital in case its bad news.
TERESE: Until I know otherwise, I am not sick.
When Mishti comes out to collect the dirty dishes, Leo comments about missing her at the housewarming and she explains about being out with ex-police friends. He then gets a call on his mobile but whatever it is, he isn't happy and walks off forgetting his folder.
Paige doesn't look too happy to be spotted by Aaron when she enters the store and is forced to engage in conversation. When Aaron goes to pay the bill, she asks Mark if he's said anything to his brothers (no) and both agree that what happened in Queensland stays there. "I get it, I made a mistake obviously," Mark says and whatever it was Paige plans on forgetting about it.
Before Mark leaves, he gets a text and tells Paige what it was about - the judge has handed down Sonya's sentence.
Toadie and Sonya are walking away from court and we find out what her sentence is - 240 hours community service. "It's an unbelievable outcome," Toadie tells her and both are glad it's all over. "Thank you so much for being there with me," Sonya tells him but before they hug, Toadie replies that its "the least I could do."
Sonya declares that she feels like she's won the lottery with the sentence she received even though she's got to head back to court to meet her corrections officer. She acknowledges that she has got off easily and intends to earn it, beginning with calling David and Piper to thank them for the character references. "You will, first by getting better," Toadie says before saying bye to Steph as she's to head to the motel for work but promises to be home to celebrate later. And on that, Sonya doesn't look too comfortable with Toadie inviting himself to cook dinner for them.
Terese doesn't seem too amused at Gary chastising her for drinking sparking water instead of tap water when he sees her working in the bar. While he goes to swap the water over, Paul saunters over and can't but make a wisecrack comment about Gary. Terese ignores it and instead comments on the housewarming and how messy it got. Paul gets the feeling that she seems somewhat distracted and she puts it down to work stuff but he isn't buying it and refuses to leave until he tells her the truth.
And during the commercial break, Terese has obviously told Paul and finds it a relief being able to talk to him as they traverse the bridge through the lake. Paul agrees to keep quiet and suggests that she has the same mindset as he did when he thought he was sick - treating it like another item of business. "That's exactly how I want to approach it," Terese replies and Paul reassures her that she will get through it, "because you are a strong woman."
When Terese leaves to go get her results, Paul looks quite shaken up despite the reassuring words he was telling Terese.
Leo wants the favour returned from Steph that she promised - comping a guest at the motel and takes over the computer to do the booking himself.
Before they go back into see the corrections officer, Sonya asks if they can have a chat. "You've been such a help Jarrod," Sonya begins with but wants to go into see the officer by herself and Toad explains he's cleared his schedule at work to go with her. Sonya now wants to take back what she said to him earlier especially as it was all over the place.
SONYA: It was unfair of me to mess with your head like that. You've seem me through the worst of it, you're my hero but I really think that we should go back to communicating via email.
TOADIE: Was it something that I said?
SONYA: No. No, definitely not. I just think it would be so easy for us to go back to the way things were. But I can't do that, not yet. I was so, so hurt and angry about everything that happened with Andrea and I just need to figure out whether I can let go, un-see everything. I hope I can but until then I just shouldn't give you any kind of false hope 'cos you deserve better than that.
Toadie stands up to walk away but before he does, tells he that he'll keep an eye out for an email and wishes her good luck before walking off.
The wait for Terese's results is getting to Piper and especially Gary. David pops his head into the consulting room to explain that Karl has been held up in a consult and if they want, he can deliver the results instead. Terese replies "yes" and David sits down at the desk before reading her file and delivering the results.
DAVID: So, the biopsy came back negative.
GARY: She's in the clear?
Cue mass relieve in the room at the great news and outside in the corridor, Paul can tell from the noise emanating that its good news for Terese.
Leo checks his friend into the motel and hands over his room key and is keen to emphasise that the motel is a "clean business." Whoever the guy is, Leo is trying to get rid of him quickly and tries his best to avoid chatting with him about old friends especially when Steph comes out from the back office. "Let's catch up later," the mate says before heading to his unit.
Steph is suspicious after looking at the booking on the computer screen, that a credit card hasn't been inputted to cover incidentals (instigated after getting their fingers burned with Andrea). Leo confirms he will pick up any tab his nameless friend runs up.
Terese returns alone to the hospital to ask David if the biopsy can be re-run. She's just heard from her relatives in the Northern Territory that her grandmother died of breast cancer - it happened when she was young and her parents, not wanting her to be upset, glossed over the details. He reassures her all the tests came back negative but she's not buying his reassurance, and as her grandmother had her first scare at a similar age, she just wants to be sure. David acknowledges that a patient's intuition is also important and agrees to have the tests re-done.
Steph tells Paul about Leo having a friend (she thinks from Sydney) stay at the motel and that he seems dodgy. Paul thinks it's her bad judgement and while she wants to trust Leo, thinks that he isn't being straight with her. "It sounds like you're trying to find fault," Paul remarks and Steph denies that, and explains that despite the guy standing right in front of her, Leo avoided introduce them.
PAUL: Maybe he's just shy?
STEPH: Or maybe there is something suss going on? I know trouble when I see it Paul.
PAUL: Oh Steph, would you think logically. It's in Leo's best interest to make this business work. What, you think he's going to jeopardise that? Come on, just ease off and give him the benefit of the doubt eh.
Mark and Aaron return from somewhere (they don't say) but wherever it was, Aaron's dancing career is over. They start talking about Paige moving out and Aaron comments that it wouldn't surprise him if they were to get back together! "That's not going to happen," Mark assures his little brother!
Steph catches Toadie as he arrives home to say she's taking Sonya and Nell out for celebratory meal and if he wants to join them. Toad thanks her for the invite but turns it down as it's not what Sonya wants. "I thought you guys were all good?" a bemused Steph asks and explains that is why she went to work earlier as she was feeling the vibe between them. "Well Sonya wants some distance," he explains and is willing to give her the space she needs until she is ready to forgive.
TOADIE: I don't care how long it takes.
Paige can't find a bag but doesn't want to call Mark when Piper suggests giving him a call, in case she left it there.
Gary and Piper are still getting the silent treatment from Xanthe, so decide instead to organise a celebration at Terese's good news. Both admit (with Terese unknowingly overhearing them) that they've underplayed how they've felt, so not to worry her. Terese reveals herself to them and they tell her that they are glad it's all over.
"Here's to a fresh start," Sonya charges her cup with as she has a celebratory cuppa with Steph and Nell. Sonya sets out her priorities - spending time with Nell, refocusing the nursery and Toadie. Not sure if he was on the list or not or if she said it because he happened to walk into the café at the same time.
While Nell goes to get a hug from her dad, Steph asks Sonya if she wants to invite Toadie to join them but replies that "I'd love to, but I just don't think it's right." Although after Toadie walks out of the café, Sonya does stare at the door longingly as if she did wish him to join them.
Leo turns down a trip to the city with his mate citing he's got work to do. The unnamed mate thinks Leo has gone soft and is quick to send him through the back when Mishti comes into the motel office. She's round to return the folder Leo left at Harold's and as a thank you, or more likely so he can get rid of her, suggests drinks and after she agrees, says he will meet her outside in a moment. The unnamed mate thinks he's invited for drinks too and is only put off joining them when Leo informs him she is an ex-cop.
MATE: Ah, good call that but I'm surprised you're not steering clear too after what happened in Sydney.
- Sheila uncomplimentary about Finn as he lies unconscious in a hospital bed.
- Sheila then saying that she wants to unplug the machinery keeping Finn alive!
- Elly determined to make Finn pay for what he's done.
- Xanthe hoping things would be over but they just keep getting worse.