Over at no.32, Matt announces that the police were able to track Georgia’s phone, and that police are en route, along with Toadie, Kyle, Kate and Chris.
Moments later, Kate and the rest arrive at the scene, and, noticing a strange smell, hurry to the kitchen to turn off the stove. And that’s the end of that plot device. I guess the neighbours budget didn’t extend to costly explosions.
Anyway, Georgia is taken to hospital to be treated for her inhalation of noxious fumes. “Gas Inhalation!” remarks Kyle. “Sounds like the time I lived with Honga!”
The next morning at no.30, Georgia tells Sonya that she feels like such an idiot for trusting Gemma.
“Well, we all got Gem-rolled” remarks Sonya.
Sonya then reveals to Toadie that Jacob’s baby is still there, though Jacob himself is long gone. Shocked, Toadie suggests they call the police, but Sonya protests, arguing that taking this course of action would result in protective services taking control of the situation.
Over at no.26, Kate sits which Chris and wonders aloud whether Georgia will forgive her. “Well, she’s a pretty forgiving person!” chirps Chris.
At Erinsborough Lake, Lauren meets up with Lucy Robinson for a chat and to debate which has sunk lower, her own morality for entertaining the notion of sleeping with her married neighbour, or Lucy’s breasts.
After Bossy runs away, Kyle enlists the help of Kate to assist in tracking her down, which they eventually manage to do, finding Bossy lingering outside Georgia’s bedroom.
Later, over at no.32, leaden dialogue meets obvious foreshadowing, as Matt woodenly remarks that he believes that “2014 will be the year of the Turners!”
“Yeah!” replies Lauren. “It’s going to be a good year.”
I can only assume this means they’re all going to die, perhaps while riding the goodyear blimp.
At no.30, Sonya and Toadie determine that Elliot’s temperature is a bit high, leading them to debate whether to take him to the hospital, with Sonya reluctant due to the fact that it could lead to the involvement of the authorities – though she eventually relents.
I don’t know why they couldn’t just tell Karl it’s Nell, all babies on this show look the same anyway.
At the hospital, Georgia throws in her two cents, noting how appalling it is that Jacob just ‘abandoned his baby’, an observation that causes Sonya to erupt with fury. “And you’d know, wouldn’t you?” she shrieks, “With all of your vast parenting experience!”
At Charlie’s, Callum and Toadie trade barbs, with Toadie calling Callum a geek, which he is, though Toadie demonstrates remarkable restraint by not adding that he is a fat little pussy and that he’s ashamed of him. Callum retaliates by making fun of Toadie’s 90s hairdo.
Outside Erinsborough Hosptial, Karl discusses his mayoral prospects with Kate, who reasons that the ‘Pro-business’ attitude displayed by Paul does resonate with the public. I guess she’s referring to the time Paul tried to con Erinsborough locals into selling their houses so he could help build a shopping centre which would have decimated local businesses and which everyone protested against.
Over at no.32, Bailey whines to Lauren and Matt about his unrequited love for Gemma, but is interrupted by a loud sigh from Matt, who’s just received a text message. “Got to go,” he announces, despondently. “I’m needed at the hospital.”
After Gemma shows up at the hospital to attempt to convince Georgia that no one loves her except her, the police, aka Matt, shows up, and in response to a query from Georgia about whether Gemma will be charged, Matt notes that “there is the issue of breaking into Kate’s email account.”
Over at no.30, Sonya awakes with a start, realizing she never got around to baking a cake for Nell’s birthday, confessing her guilt the following morning to Lauren. “It’s Nell’s first birthday and I forgot to make the cake,” she whines. “I’m the worst mother ever!”
Over at no.30, Callum tucks into some lamb shanks.
Their moment is soon spoiled by Sonya, however, who barges in and starts raving like a madwoman as she attempts a last-minute scramble to organize Nell’s birthday party, though she is upset that the cake she’s prepared looks somewhat less like a flower than she’s intended. It’s a fascinating development.
Sonya then explains that her overzealous approach to Nell’s birthday is due to her guilt at not being able to properly commemorate Callum’s first birthday, tearfully letting him know that she’d tried to make him a cake at the time, but wasn’t up to it.
At Harold’s, Kate lets Kyle know exactly how she feels.
“I’m in love with you Kyle,” she says, earnestly
Later, at Nell’s party, Georgia approaches Kyle and lets him know that he has to choose between her and Kate. Faced with having to choose between two options, Kyle stands mute in the kitchen, staring blankly ahead, all of his mental resources diverted to solving his dilemma.