Episode Title: Desperately Sneaking Susan
• Karl tries to deter Davo from his interest in Susan.
• Paul questions Elle about being his daughter and Elle shows him a picture of Gail
• Elle steps away from telling Paul why he and Gail divorced
Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: Elle tells Paul about how Gail left him to go to Tasmania while she was pregnant with the triplets over his obsession with business. Paul asks the question if he was a good father to them despite the separation.
No 28 - Lounge: Bree tricks Zeke into thinking she’s arrived with flowers when in fact they are for Susan and all she wanted was to see Rachel. Karl arrives home and is unimpressed to learn the flowers are from Davo for Susan. Susan wants Karl to tell Davo the truth but he suggests she go on a date with him, which infuriates Susan who tells Karl she’ll accept a date with Davo only to tell him the truth.
Erinsborough Hospital - Corridor: Elle takes Paul for a ride in his wheelchair and takes time to explain although she grew up in Tasmania, she felt at home in Erinsborough thanks to him two years ago. Elle lies he was in touch with her before that and lies further that both Robert & Cameron are overseas and very proud of him. Paul apologises if he caused them any pain and wants them all to be proud of them.
No 22 - Lounge: Ned massages Elle’s shoulders while she lies on the massage table. She complains about his technique and Ned claims it is because of her top being in the way. Janae removes it and Ned struggles to touch her skin.
The General Store - Kitchen: Harold proudly stands in his Salvation Army uniform again and Lou is happy to see his friend so happy. Lou asks Lolly to take a coffee outside to a customer. Ringo is explaining to Rachel how bad he feels that he didn’t warn Carmella against Oliver - Rachel bluntly asks why would Carmella listen to him anyway.
No 22 - Lounge: Ned is massaging Janae’s shoulders but he thinks she is fast asleep. Elle returns home for a shower before going back to the hospital and assumes Ned is making moves on Janae. Ned is unaware Janae is listening to Elle’s claims though.
No 22 - Lounge: All Janae wants to do is get out of the house feeling Ned has betrayed her trust. Ned assures her he has no interest in her and Janae feels the same.
The General Store: Davo brings Susan chocolates but she immediately confess she is married to Karl - Davo thinks it is a joke but Susan convinces him it’s true. Rachel & Zeke arrive to try to influence Susan not to confess but it is too late and she ushers them away. Davo admits Karl is his best salesman and can’t fire him from the job. Together, Susan & Davo decide to pay back Karl, just to see how far he’ll go to keep up the charade.
No 28 - Lounge: Bree, Zeke & Rachel watch for Susan’s return, when they tell Karl she is coming into the house with Davo, he joins the kids to spy on Susan as she enters the house. Davo and Susan play along as they tell each other what a great night they had – then Davo kisses Susan to her surprise and she ushers him out, wishing him goodnight. Karl is stunned when Susan tells him she finds nothing wrong in them keeping up the charade.
Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room/Visiting area: Harold is tidying Paul’s magazine collection when he wakes up, glad to see a familiar face. Paul innocently asks after Madge and at first Harold assumes Paul is being cruel telling him he knows full well Madge is dead. Elle arrives back and pulls Harold to one side to explain Paul’s amnesia. Elle thinks it’s a good thing as Paul seems softer now – Harold warns her that Paul will need to know who he was at some stage.
No 28 - Lounge: Susan teases Karl that she’ll need to see Davo again or gives him the choice to call Davo to tell the truth. Karl hesitates to make the call, as he wants to keep up the pretence. Susan is unimpressed.
Carpenter's Mechanics - Workshop: Janae challenges Ned that he is ‘perving’ on her when a girl arrives claiming she has car trouble. Janae orders Ned to go and make coffee while she helps the customer.
The General Store: Lolly challenges Zeke about not talking to her and she apologises but he walks off not prepared to listen to her.
Rachel is appalled to learn Ringo is not thinking about going to university but going into selling fruit with Carmella.
Susan & Karl join Harold & Lou at a table as they discuss Paul’s memory loss. Harold comments it is like being with Paul circa 1987 but Karl has doubts that it might be a trick. Incensed, Elle challenges them for thinking her father is faking it and leaves the group feeling a little foolish.
Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: Elle arrives back with muffins but Paul has questions for her. Elle confirms he still lives in Ramsay St but tells him she has no boyfriend. Paul asks her to make sure she doesn’t make any of the mistake he must have.
Carpenter's Mechanics - Workshop: Janae and Ned learn that the girl who has come for help with her car is Janae’s boxing opponent Michaela ‘The Mincer’ Chapel.
Lassiter's - Outside the General Store: Rachel sympathises with Karl about Susan & Davo to Ringo but Ringo can only challenge her about thinking if he doesn’t go to Uni that he’s going to miss out. Ringo tells her she can’t change him if he doesn’t want to. Susan & Karl pass by to tell them the news that Anne has gone into labour. Karl kisses Susan and is seen by Davo who plays along still, leaving Karl trying to explain away the kiss with little success. Karl fears he’s lost his job.
Carpenter's Mechanics: Michaela tries to scare Janae with her impressive record at winning fights but Ned intervenes telling Janae she is only trying to scare her off. Michaela tries to convince her the fight is a scam for her to get back into the ring but Janae doesn’t believe it.
Michaela warns Janae to pull out of the fight for her own good.
Regular Cast Credits
Cast: Ian Smith as Harold Bishop, Stefan Dennis as Paul Robinson, Pippa Black as Elle Robinson, Tom Oliver as Lou Carpenter, Adelaide Kane as Louise 'Lolly' Allen, Alan Fletcher as Karl Kennedy, Jackie Woodburne as Susan Kinski, Caitlin Stasey as Rachel Kinski, Matthew Werkmeister as Zeke Kinski, Eliza Taylor-Cotter as Janae Timmins, Sianoa Smit-McPhee as Bree Timmins, Daniel O'Connor as Ned Parker, Sam Clark as Ringo Brown
Guest Cast: Stephen Jenkins as David Mather, Selma Danculovic as Michaela 'The Mincer' Chapel
• Karl and Susan receive the news that son Bill’s girlfriend Anne has gone into labour with their first child
• The card on Davo’s flowers to Susan read – To the enchanting Susan. All I ask is for one meal with you. Davo x x x
• Harold returns to the Salvation Army as a volunteer
Summary by Paul