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Imogen's driven to help Joshua

Lauren's journal is a revelation

Susan struggles with counselling Nate

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Monday 3rd November

Feeling optimistic with his progress, Chris decides he’s ready to go back to work and after paying a visit on the garage and finding Danni there, checking up on it, he’s welcomed back. Despite Brennan and Nate’s caution, Chris enthusiastically throws himself into helping out, but after a couple of incidents when both his hand and his memory fail him, he’s sent home for the day. Aware the garage is struggling with a semi absent Brennan and casuals called in to help out, Danni quizzes Chris as to when he’ll be fully recovered. Chris tries to fudge the time it’ll take, but realistic, Danni points out his recovery will be a lot longer than they both hope and in the mean time it’s too dangerous for Chris to come back to work. Feeling the pressure of not only potentially losing his job, but the reality of not ever making a full recovery, Chris pushes himself with his exercises. But catching Josh delivering a food package, a vulnerable Chris confronts him and his frustration and anger at himself is taken out on the person responsible, Josh.

Feeling completely to blame for the newspaper article about Josh, Imogen throws herself into helping Toadie prepare for Josh’s sentencing hearing next week. She volunteers to take the lead in acquiring statements from Karl and hunting down Naomi, but is thwarted in both instances, giving Sheila a serve for refusing to co-operate. She confesses to Terese that she lost it and Terese counsels that her brother needs her to keep calm. He’s got a lawyer so she should concentrate on her studies – but when Toadie calls to say Sheila has changed her mind and will co-operate, Imogen neglects her studies once more.

 
   
               
   

Kyle and Georgia scramble to crack Sheila’s password to get into her emails and delete the email they accidently sent her, without much luck. When Sheila asks to use the computer to check her emails, they invent a computer virus to stall her. Their luck changes when Sheila, concerned about the virus, gives them her password to change and the pair manage to get into her email account and delete the email. But when retrieving an email she accidently deleted, Sheila discovers the email and makes it clear to Kyle and Georgia how hurtful it was. The worried newlyweds are left wondering what retribution Sheila will have in store for them.

Tuesday 6th November

In the wake of his confrontation with Chris, Josh feels sick – literally. And when Imogen walks in on him throwing up in the kitchen sink, she’s quickly aware how tenuous his state of mind is. A fact brought home to her starkly as she catches up with him later and he announces he no longer wants them to fight a jail sentence for him. As far as Josh is concerned, he deserves everything he gets for what he did to Chris.  Imogen refuses to accept that, but later, as Josh is confronted with the reality of Chris’s physical limitations, he’s only more convinced.  Returning home, Imogen informs their mother of Josh’s pronouncement and seeing her distress, Terese promises they will find a way to fix things.

Despite Daniel’s best efforts, Amber is growing frustrated with the limitations of their living conditions. A feeling that is exacerbated as she arrives home with some washing to find Paige completely at home in her family home  –  with a connection to their mother that is deepening by the day. With Daniel out for the night, when Matt entreats Amber to stay for dinner, it seems to be an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone – enjoy some home spun comforts and parental affection and support. However, as Paige, Bailey, Matt and Lauren banter over an early call from Lou in Cambodia that Amber missed, her feelings of alienation grow. Back at the campsite, Amber finds herself more alone. And as some unknown assailants attack the car in the dead of night, not only is she alone, she may very well be in grave danger.

Sensing Brad’s pain at having lost Paige to the Turner household, Terese attempts to bridge the gap by inviting Paige over for lunch. But she quickly realises Paige is holding a grudge – and it won’t be easy to break. Feeling isolated and under siege, Terese is at a loss, until Imogen arrives home with some shocking news, prompting Terese to reassert her love for her family – and her determination to put things right.

Wednesday 5th November

When Amber is terrorised by hoons at the car site, she flees home with Daniel for refuge. But after a night with all the creature comforts, Amber breaks the news to Daniel that she wants to move home for good. Although she reassures him she’s still committed to their relationship, Daniel is left with a nagging doubt that their honeymoon phase could finally be over…

Terese decides to host lunch for Brad and Paige, determined to start making things up to them for the damage she’s been causing. But when Paige injures herself at work, Brad cancels lunch to spend time with her and Lauren – unaware that Terese has gone all out to impress. When Terese drops the food off to the Turners later as a gesture of goodwill, she finds Lauren’s journal. She’s tempted to read it and find out how Lauren really feels about Brad – but can she really bring herself to invade Lauren’s privacy?

The results of Space Camp are finally revealed – and although Bailey misses out, his girlfriend Alice is accepted. It’s Bailey’s worst nightmare and he struggles to control his jealousy. Will Bailey and Alice be able to overcome this major stumbling block in their relationship?

Thursday 6th November

Matt and Terese stew over what the contents of Lauren’s journal means for them. Terese’s fears seem realised when Brad and Lauren bring an injured Paige home from hospital looking like a happy family  - is this what Brad really wants? When Brad learns of the effort Terese went to for lunch he heads home guilty. Terese is more focused on what she read in Lauren’s diary, and surreptitiously teases out of him whether he thinks of Lauren as ‘what could’ve been’. Brad does his best to reassure her this is not the case, but she struggles to accept his heartfelt declarations of commitment to her.

Matt eventually admits to reading Lauren’s journal and angry and upset she considers burning it. The journal is full of raw honesty that could end her marriage – why not destroy something that is only causing pain? Meanwhile, Karl counsels Matt about what he read, suggesting the contents suggest Lauren loves him after all. The two finally reignite their love – a stark contrast to Brad and Terese.

Susan tries to help Nate overcome guilt and pain regarding a traumatic war incident. Karl is concerned by how much time she is giving to Nate, but concedes she is bringing results – Nate does seem to be mellowing. But for Susan, victory comes at a cost. Having been there for Nate, when he finally opens up, Susan now finds Nate’s trauma is starting to filter her subconscious, leaving her wondering – how will she end up emotionally if she continues? 

Brennan visits injured Paige, his interest confusing her and awkwardness reigns; especially when later he seeks her out with a gift – a natural remedy for her burns. Bailey is sure Brennan is giving clear ‘let’s make up’ signals.

Friday 7th November EPISODE 7000!

Susan is struggling with the emotional weight of counselling Nate. But when she sees how much he’s improving, she takes Sonya’s advice and investigates a counsellor for herself. Nate comes across the literature, and Susan, unable to admit that it’s causing her stress, lies that she’s looking at a professional for Nate. Nate doesn’t like this idea – it hasn’t worked before – but he offers Susan the opportunity to stop counselling him if it’s too tough for her. It’s the escape Susan needs, but her obligation to Nate wins out, and she refuses. She’ll keep counselling him.

Karl, in a to-do list frenzy, finds an unscratched scratchie in his desk drawer. He scratches it to find he’s won $7000. Fantastic! Until he loses the ticket, and he has to retrace the steps of the most productive day he’s ever had. With Sheila as his rival for the missing scratchie, he returns to all the places he’s visited. Last stop: Toadie’s, where a naturist lunch is taking place. If Karl wants his seven grand, he’ll have to get his kit off. Which he does. Happily.

Sonya and Toadie find themselves locked into a naturist lunch. But with tens of thousands of dollars of work at stake, there’s no way out. Once they’ve gotten rid of Karl, it actually goes pretty well, despite Sonya getting the giggles. Toadie’s pitch to German husband and wife business team Gretchen and Niklas is impressive and things looks good. Until they invite them to a weekend naturist getaway and Toadie is forced to reveal they’re not actually naturists. His honesty and commitment to getting work, however, wins Gretchen and Niklas over, and he secures the job. But there’s a sting in the tale – an anonymous letter warning him that Sonya is not who he thinks she is.

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