Peter founds a bag of powder in the air conditioning at the Surf Club before the reception
Peter confronts Sarsh, who plays dumb about the powder. He is aware that it could cause anything from a dry itch or blisters to respiratory distress.
He demands that she forget about all the fantasies that she cas come up with whilst she has been ‘twinking her crystal’
Sarah tells a wary Flynn how beautiful the Bay is, and that she will really enjoy living there.
Peter pays Scott and Dani a visit. He has had a call from the coroners office about Felix’s cause of death… he thinks they ought to sit down…
It seems that Felix was injected with crystal meth before he died, and that’s what triggered the heart attack – his heart couldn’t take the strain. He doesn’t think it was Dani’s “friend in jail” finishing the job – he reckons it was Sarah. Dani and Scott are shocked – she was Felix’s girlfriend – but Peter explains that she probably thought she was helping him. To a drugged-up Sarah, it pobably made sense, as she thought it would wake him up. However, ahe only succeeded in giving him a heart attack, and as she is in no condition to deal with what she has done, she has been casting the blame onto other people. If she stops accusing others, she’ll have to face up to her own actions. Peter wants to get any potential targets in for a briefing, and Scott agree to allow him to use the Palace.
Jesse is shocked to learn from Flynn that Sarah has been in the gym, and Flynn tells him that apparently all she wanted was information about a membership. Jesse refuses to believe it, before telling Flynn about the chemicals that Sarah left in the air conditioning prior to the wedding reception. Peter trying to warn her off obviously didn’t work.
Kane, Kirsty, Dani, Scott and Flynn are assembled, and they can’t believe that Peter cannot charge Sarah with anything due to lack of evidence – they can’t prove anything, despite Jesse suddenly deciding that it definetely was Sarah he saw leaving the club. Peter’s not disagreeing with them, but the issue is with the proof – or rather lack of it. Flynn mentioned that she seemed pretty cool when he spoke to her – but there was definetely something wrong, and he reckons Peter was right about the psychosis. Kane rolls his eyes at the statement – they already KNEW she was a “total whackjob”. Flynn, however, disagrees that this is the case – when someone is having a psychotic episode it’s like they’re hearing and seeing things that other people aren’t. It means that there’s no chance of reasoning with her, and Peter warns that they just have to be careful until Sarah is found – no more risks. By confronting her, they could make things much worse.
Irene is searching high and low for the remote, wanting to know what Tasha has done with it. Kane and Kirsty arrive home, subdued, as Irene continues to stress about her mobile phone going walkies as well. She realises something is up, and is informed by Kirsty and Kane that Sarah killed Felix – only she’s too screwed up to realise that she did it, and is coming after them instead. Irene is stunned, and Kirsty tells her that it actually “gets better” – nothing can be done because there’s no proof. They just have to be careful, and Kirsty and Kane have decided to leave for the city. Irene insists that they don’t let their lives get messed around by Sarah, but Kane can’t work out why Sarah has chosen to move to the Bay – what’s in it for her?
Tasha races downstairs, and has to be stopped by Irene before she disappears out of the door. She explains that Sally is letting she and Robbie use the school computer to edit some of the wedding footage, and Irene explains that they’ve heard more about Sarah – and she wants Tasha to be careful. That includes not leaving the door unlocked, like she did yesterday. Tasha denies it, but Irene insists that she was the last out, so it must have been her. Kirsty chips in, commenting that she and Kane were actually the last in the house before the reception, allowing an innocent Tasha to dart out of the door. However, Kirsty and Kane are adamant that they locked the door before they left. Kirsty and Irene’s conversation fades into the background as Kane gradually pieces things together. He recalls Sarah’s message at the bucks party, and we see Sarah using a card to unlock the back door of the beach house. She reads something that she finds on the table, casually discarding it and picking up a mobile, pressing a few buttons before dropping it onto the floor. Sitting down on the sofa, she puts her feet up, picks up the remote, and turns on the TV.
“She was here!”. Kane snaps out of his daydream, and explains what has been going on to Irene and Kirsty – whilst they were at the reception, Sarah broke in. She moving to the Bay was a message, and then she broke into their house to inform them that she can get to them, even in their own home.
Dani comes off the phone to Hayley – she and Scott have decided to take a leaf from Kane and Kirsty’s book and go to the city until the Sarah stuff is over. She goes to pack a few things from the bathroom as Scott picks up the phone to call Beth. Moments later, Dani shrilly screams out, and Scott rushes to find her – her hands seem to be burning up, and they quickly get them under the cold tap.
Flynn (who else?!) examines Dani’s hands, and they try to establish exactly what happened. He thinks it’s a severe allergic reaction of some type, but Dani insists that it’s the same brand of soap that they always use. Flynn considers the possiblity that it was something else that she came into contact with that reacted with the soap, and Scott realises that whatever it was, it got him as well – his hands were affected in the process of helping Dani. Flynn asks him to go and grab the soap – as it seems to be at the centre of the problem – but tells him to be careful, as it looks like pretty toxis stuff.
Scott picks up the bar of innocent-looking soap with gloves, and deposits it into a bag. He then goes to answer the phone – it’s Kane, who has been trying to get in touch for ages. He tells him that Sarah was at the Beach House whilst they were at the reception – she didn’t do anything, but the message is more important – they’re not safe, even in their own home. He warns Scott that if she can break into the beach House, then she can break into the Palace as well. Scott stares at the soap, starting to work things out…
Tasha is casually looking around the office as Robbie works on the computer. It’s surprisingly slow, and he blames it on poor software – the hardware’s fine. He stops the video on her – “how’s that for beautiful?” – and she concedes that she looks “really good”. However, she didn’t mean it like *that* – she meant that she looks how she felt. She really feels like she belonged, and that it was ok for her to be there. Robbie assures her that it’s ALWAYS ok – hasn’t she realised by now?! She smiles, musing that it was the first time she felt like a normal person – however, he tells her that he is so much more than a normal person.
Flynn bandages up Dani’s hands – she will have to keep the bandages on for a couple of weeks, just so as to minimise the chance of infection. Scott arrives back with the soap, and explains about Kane’s phone call. Things seem to be making more sense…
Peter walks around the house, explaining that EVERYTHING in the house must be cleaned – every surface, every cooking utensil, everything in the house. All bedding, clothes and curtains will have to be washed, and all food items and toiletries will have to be thrown away. All air conditioning devices – fans etc – will also have to be cleaned out, just in case. They’ve had no luck tracking Sarah down, and even if they do, there’s nothing that she can be charged with. Kane, Kirsty and Irene are unimpressed to say the least, although Peter is adamant that Sarah WILL face justice.
Scott refuses to allow Dani to help him with the cleaning up – although he never thought he’d see the day when he was demanding to do the houseowrk on his own! He assures her that everything will be ok, but Dani has heard it too many times to actually believe it – she’s tired of looking over her shoulder and freaking out whenever she hears a noise outside. They shouldn’t be suffering like this – they’ve done nothing. She just wants it to be over, and asks Scott to let her talk to the guv… Scott, however, refuses to go down that road. If they fall apart, then Sarah will win, but as far as Dani is concerned, Sarah has already beaten them.
Later, as Scott continues to sort the place out, Dani apologises for the mess she was in previously. He understands, but reinforces his view that they cannot let Sarah get the better of them. A clattering outside shocks them, and Scott grabs the gruill-pan, clutching hold of it as he opens the door… to find Peter. It was so dark out there that he walked straight into the bin. He was on his way back into town for a meeting, and thought he’d stop by to check that all was well. He asks about the clean up operation, before telling them to call him if they find anything else suspicious. He then leaves, and Dani whines that Peter didn’t even think to call out that it was him after making all that noise – he *knew* how freaked out they were.
Tasha plays with the footage on the computer, calling out to Robbie to hurry up – she wants to go home. After hearing some banging somewhere in the school, she warily calls out, wondering if it is Robbie. She leaps back as he enters the door, apologising for scaring her and checking that she is ok. He then comments on how freaky the school is at night – finding the toilets was like “a full-on exercise in terror”. he reckons that he needs another hour or two to finish the footage, but she is already wanting to leave. However, he reminds her how long it took him to get Sally to let them onto the computer ONCE – he doesn’t want to have to do that again. She agrees, but decides to leave him to do it alone, despite his pleas for her to stay.
The clean-up operation is underway, and Irene fails to convince Kane and Kirsty to leave her to it and head to the city as they had planned – Kane doesn’t want to leave until the locksmith has been to put new locks on the doors. Tasha arrives home, and Irene explains in brief what has happened, asking her to check her room. Tasha is horrified when she learns that Sarah could have been in there, and races upstairs without bothering to wear gloves. She is pursued by Kane, armed with gloves, but no sooner is he half-way up the stairs then she is racing back down, stressing out. Kane wonders whether he should go after her when she darts out of the house, but Irene tells him not to, wondering what is up her nose.
Tasha rushes back to find Robbie, and he has to clam her down until he can understand what she is saying. She informs him that “the crazy woman” broke into the Beach House, and into her room, before insisting that she had “it” hidden – no one was meant to find it. Robbie is stunned when Tasha tells him that she is talking about the gun – Sarah has the gun…
Tasha tries to explain to Robbie why she got the gun back, and he can’t understand how having a gun can make her feel safer. She feels stupid, and is beating herself up about it, but Robbie, ever-practical, wonders what on earth they are going to do… Tasha tells him that if Sarah hurts anyone, then it’ll all be her fault…
Sarah walks through the darkened gym to find Jesse, who is getting ready to lock up. She startles him – even more so when she introduces herself as Sarah Lewis. He tries to brush her off, informing her that he’s closing up and asking her to come back another time. However, she won’t be put off – she just wants to enquire about a membership… she’s just looking for some information… it shouldn’t take long…