|Terence is back from his fishing
trip. Lucy is trying to come up with something to
do while she's off with the baby for a year. Hugo
is doing well on crutches and is being released.
He's planning on leaving the Valley so Rosemary
lets him stay with her. Alf votes against extra
funding for more hospital staff. Kate and Harry
go looking for a wayward young patient, Gemma
Andrews. She doesn't want to have her operation.
Esme shows her Order of Australia medal. Shirl
breaks the news that the Club has been sold to
LID Nominees. Alf is the chairman of that
company. Shirl vows to fight. Cookie worries
about his job. Kate and Harry show Gemma what
will happen during her operation and she calms
announces his plans to spruce up the club and
tells Cookie he will still be in charge. Alf
introduces his earringed nephew, Neville, to Bob
and asks him to show Neville the ropes. Alf has
something up his sleeve. Lucy is considering
buying an angora goat as her post natal
"cottage craft". Hugo asks Cookie for a
job but Cookie says no. Bob tells Alf it will
take in excess of $35,000 to rebuild the club.
Gemma's operation goes well. Alf closes the club
suddenly for renovations, based supposedly on
Bob's assessment of the Club's state of
disrepair. Shirl is suspicious. Cookie decides to
hold Esme's party in the bar anyway. Someone cuts
some wires in the cellar. Hugo talks to Darcy at
the clinic. Luke shows up as well. Terence is
annoyed by all of Darcy's visitors and the
intrusiveness of Hugo's bike in the waiting area.
Luke convinces Hugo to play Rosemary's stereo
loudly, causing Terence to call Rosemary at the
hospital to complain.
Kate and Harry
have a hypothetical talk about love vs.
friendship. Bob and Cookie inspect the cellar,
looking for the champagne Esme has requested for
her party. A shelving unit collapses, causing the
cut wires to short out. Darcy asks Hugo to stay
with her and Perce at the farm. Lucy has bought
an angora kid named Gertrude without checking
with Matt. She brings her in to show Kate at the
hospital. Luke is jealous about Darcy's
invitation to Hugo. She cons Luke into letting
Hugo stay at his flat instead. Terence offers the
first toast at Esme's party. Esme shows her
ceremony pictures to Harry. Terence is called
back to the hospital. Esme decides that they
should be drinking Australian champagne, not
French, so she and Cookie go into the cellar to
look for it. Matt finds a chewed Phantom comic
and Lucy has to admit she bought a goat.
Surprise! Matt had the same idea and presents her
with Alice, another angora kid.
Esme can smell
smoke as she and Cookie start to leave the
cellar. Frank also smells the smoke and discovers
that the restaurant is on fire. He and Bob herd
everyone out of the bar while Harry goes after
Cookie and Esme. Esme is paralyzed in fear and
tries to convince Harry and Cookie to leave
without her. Alf arrives as they are clearing the
bar and is shocked to learn that people are
trapped. An explosion at the top of stairs
eliminates that way out for Harry, Cookie, and
Esme. The hospital prepares for fire victims.
Kate arrives home to find
Hugo there. She's a bit put out but agrees to it
for Luke's sake. Hugo gets on their good side by
offering to make pastries. Kate is called back to
the hospital. Firefighters arrive at the Club to
find the restaurant engulfed. Hugo, Darcy, and
Luke go for a look at the fire. The firefighters
can't get through to the cellar. Hugo wanders
off. Frank and Bob go around to the outside
cellar door and use an iron bar to pry the lock
off. Harry helps Esme and Cookie out but touches
the bare wires as he tries to leave,
electrocuting himself. Lucy buys a spinning
wheel. She's called back to the hospital. The
paramedics attend to Harry. Alf is surprisingly
unruffled. Harry is worried about everyone else.
He suddenly goes into cardiac arrest and they
have to revive him.
Harry makes a bad
patient, trying to doctor himself. Terence is
worried about potential deep tissue damage. Esme
and Cookie are suffering from smoke inhalation.
Darcy and Luke find out that Hugo is missing.
Gemma is also missing again. Esme feels guilty
about Harry's injuries. Alf visits the victims.
He's taking Bob and Cookie to court because they
reopened the Club for Esme's party. He's fired
them backdated to the time of the party. Luke
takes Darcy home. They find a pregnant dog in
Darcy's shed. Frank informs Kate that a body was
found in the kitchen of the restaurant. Darcy is
worried about Hugo. Matt arrives to look at the
dog but it has disappeared. He tells Darcy and
Luke about the body -- they worry it might be
Hugo. Something goes wrong while Harry is talking
to Lucy (he has a ventricular tachycardia). Harry
presses Terence for the details and Terence tells
him. There's a possibility of renal failure.
Frank needs to
make a list of all the people at the party.
Rosemary tells him about the two missing people.
Kate visits Harry and holds his hand. Rosemary
keeps trying to keep her away from Harry. Frank
brings Hugo and Gemma back to the hospital. Hugo
found her outside the fire and kept her occupied
all afternoon. Harry is finally on the road to
recovery. The autopsy on the body shows very
little in the way of indentifying
features...causcasian male, ~175 cm, ~80 kg, hair
maybe brown, earring in left ear. Bob recognizes
the earring as similar to one warn by Neville
Muldoon. Gemma tries to talk to Esme about the
pony she promised her but Esme keeps giving her
the slip. Kate decides to arrange for Gemma to
ride her horse sometimes. The dog returns to the
Frank calls Alf in
and explains the situation. Alf is upset about
Neville. Bob and Cookie off their condolences and
Alf accuses them of being responsible for the
fire. Matt is called in to look after the dog.
Only one of the puppies survives...Darcy names it
Sirius (after the Dog Star). Esme brings Harry a
copy of "Pride and Prejudice". Esme and
Gemma finally talk about the pony and Esme is off
the hook. Frank gets Bob to examine the wires;
they were obviously cut after his inspection.
Frank finds Neville's car near the club and
discovers detonating devices in it similar to the
ones used to start the fire. Bob and Cookie find
Esme's medal in the bar. Frank tells Alf about
the suspected arson. Alf initially denies the
idea that Neville could be involved but then
implicates him totally, calling him a no-hoper.
Shirl vows to find the evidence needed to get