Episode 5025

Australian Air Date: 5th March 2010
UK Air Date: 12th March 2010

Miles and Aden stake out the caravan park. Leah can no longer deny her feelings for Elijah. Nicole and Aden get back on track whilst Charlie and Angelo grown further apart.

RABBIT (MITZI RUHLMANN)
ELIJAH JOHNSON (JAY LAGA’AIA)

Written by Kevin Roberts
Directed by David Gould

Extended Summary

Leah’s conflicted. She experienced a moment with Elijah at her last Jiu-jitsu class that was more than you’d expect from a student/teacher and it’s thrown her. She seeks confidential advice from Irene and then Miles, which Colleen overhears, but no one seems to understand her problem. Leah sees what she feels as being wrong. He’s a teacher and a Reverend – a man of God. She doesn’t believe she should have feelings for him. And she even doubts her own feelings thinking they may be stemming from gratitude more than anything else. She certainly feels grateful that Elijah has helped her regain her self confidence. But when Leah meets Elijah by chance on the beach as he is jogging, Leah can’t deny to herself that the feelings for him aren’t sexual. Her way of coping is avoidance – although she turns up at her class with Elijah that afternoon, her anxieties about her feelings get the better of her and she leaves without going in.

Nicole is already working hard to get her HSC despite the early part of the year. Aden starts to worry that her new interest in study is because she’s become bored with him and their relationship. He confides that to Miles when they both stake out the caravan park hoping to trap a vandal who has been running amok tagging graffiti on vans around the park.

Later, Aden falls asleep, and Miles spots Rabbit and tries to give chase, but trips over before he can catch her. Miles suspects Rabbit is behind the graffiti, but refuses to give up her name as he’s worried what Alf would do to her if he found out. At school, Miles accidentally tells Nicole that Aden mentioned some concerns he was having, and she tries to make it up to him. Aden confides his relationship worries to Charlie, and later Nicole and Aden finally realise that they both want to attack their relationship full on and bond over that realisation. Miles confronts Rabbit over the graffiti, but she won’t acknowledge that Miles saw her last night and tells him he’ll have a hard time catching her in the act.

Angelo can accept that Charlie has ended their relationship, but he’s annoyed that she also wants to end their friendship. He doesn’t understand it and even admits to Martha that he still loves her. Angelo tries talking to Charlie and although she encourages him to get whatever he needs to off his chest, she is still not interested in pursuing a friendship. Martha is also a sounding board for Irene who is missing Annie and Geoff terribly. Irene tells her that she’s a little disappointed that Annie is going to spend her up-coming school break climbing mountains with a mate in Japan. When Annie changes her mind and informs Irene that she’s coming home instead, Irene, suspecting Martha has something to do with the mind shift, challenges Martha who denies that she emailed Annie and influenced her decision – but admits she did send a text. Irene is delighted.

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