Episode 3893

Australian Air Date: 9th February 2005

Lives hang in the balance in the aftermath of the plane tragedy. Dalby makes a surprise re-appearance.

ERIC ‘RIC’ DALBY (MARK FURZE)
Return episode, last seen in Episode #3870. Was discovered by Leah and Dan hiding in the bush. Finally learned of Alf and Morag’s relation to him.
ANNA McMANN (ANDREA MOOR)
Second appearance, last seen in Episode #3877. Was impressed by Flynn’s ability to handle Tasha’s operation.
NURSE JULIE COOPER (LISA HAYSON-PHILIPS)
Fourteenth appearance, last seen in Episode #3876. Assisted Flynn in Tasha’s dicey operation.
MORAG BELLINGHAM (CORNELIA FRANCES)

> Eric Dalby is revealed as the person hiding in the bush, possibly the one spying on people in Episode #3871 and Episode #3879 (although this is never confirmed)

Extended Summary

An emotional reunion at the hospital between survivors and searchers, but still no-one knows if Tasha will live. Flynn and Zoe work frantically on her.

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The CEO comes in to lend a hand and Flynn starts to feel the pressure. Is she decking up on him?

Still no word on Dan and Leah. Peter continues the search in the chopper. Dan regrets breaking away from the main group. He can’t understand why the searchers haven’t found them yet. Meanwhile, someone is definitely watching them…

Back at the hospital, the survivors recuperate in their own way. Hayley and Kim feel awkward around each other. Colleen is introspective because she knows she’s not the most important person in anyone’s life. Josie finds comfort in Jesse’s arms – and to her discomfort – he once again he comments on Marc’s starring role in the rescue. The CEO watches Flynn like a hawk, but he comes through with flying colours. Tasha’s wheeled off – past Irene, Robbie and Josie – for further tests. Their concern is justified when Flynn explains that she may have a collapsed lung. Flynn gets a bit of a lift when the CEO takes him aside and congratulates him on his work. What a relief!

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Dan and Leah’s mystery voyeur turns out to be Eric Dalby! He’s been living in the shack. He helps them find their way back to the hospital in no time. Flynn tells them the only problem is a minor tear in Leah’s post-operation stitches. Dalby wants to leave because he’s afraid the police will get him. But Morag tells him the autopsy results showed his father was killed by a heart attack – not the bump on the head. He’s in the clear. Alf decides to tell Dalby they’re related, but finds it harder than he thought, and backs off in an embarrassing turn-around. Dalby thinks he’s a fruit-loop. Alf admits to Morag he’s afraid of the consequences of telling the truth: will he lose another relationship? Morag is adamant Dalby needs to be told.

Scott is completely shattered when he arrives at the hospital to find Hayley kissing Kim! Hayley’s confused. She tells Kim she needs time to get her head around what’s happened and where she wants to go from here. Kim’s obliging.

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Robbie is by Tasha’s bed when she wakes up. They share an emotional reunion. Robbie apologises for what he put her through and they kiss. They’re finally back together.

Alf tells Dalby the full story, and Flynn affirms everything. Dalby stares at the two of them in stunned silence, before picking up his bag and heading out the door. Alf begs him to come back but it’s too late. Has he lost Dalby for good?

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