UK Air Date: 16th July 2010
Sid comforts a dying patient and earns the respect of the nurses. Ruby helps Liam through their recording session. April’s sister Bianca arrives in the Bay. Elijah questions his job satisfaction.
HAYLEY DOVEN (BONNIE SVEEN)
NURSE VERONICA (SOPHIE KATINIS)
ELIJAH JOHNSON (JAY LAGA’AIA)
NURSE GLORIA (MARIA MATTEO)
STUDIO TECHNICIAN (GEORGE BYRNE)
NEWBORN BABY (KOBY WHITFIELD, KARLOTTA FELIZITAS DOERFEL-KINZEL)
DAVID STONE (HAMISH BRIGGS)
Written by Stephen Vagg
Directed by Jet Wilkinson
Sid and Rachel battle to save the life of a patient, but as she’s close to death, Sid gives her the comfort she needs to let go. It is also left to Sid to tell the patients husband what has happened. The nurses see a new side to him and have nothing but respect for Sid. As Sid and Rachel share a drink, Alf announces that those are the last drinks he’ll serve there prior to the refurbishment. After a tough day, Sid is back at home when one of the nurses turns up on his doorstep, offering herself to him – which he cannot help but accept.
Ruby and Liam are at the recording studio and Liam is apprehensive. He confides in Ruby his fear that music will lead him down a destructive path again. Ruby assures him it won’t – he’s strong and Ruby will be there to support him. The session goes well and as the duo share a hug, Ruby’s feelings for Liam bubble to the surface. She covers, but later clocks Liam flirting with Bianca at the Surf Club – she’s shattered.
A feisty Italian girl arrives in the Bay, riding a motorbike in full formal wear. She stops on the beach and throws a ring out into the ocean in a rage. Liam runs into her, but gets a frosty reception. Later in the Diner, we learn she is April’s sister, Bianca. She’s just fled her engagement party in Milan after learning her fiance cheated on her. As they playfully bicker, it is clear the sisters are like chalk and cheese, and Bianca has a flare all her own. Later, April finds out Bianca was coming back to Australia for her fiance’s sake, and not to look after her, and she can’t help but be a little hurt. Having cooled off, Bianca flirts with Liam and locks horns with her sister but it’s all in a days work for her.
When Elijah’s career talk at VJ’s school is bumped to accommodate a fireman, he decides to sit down and see what impressive career stories he can come up with. We learn a lot about the tragedies and disasters Elijah has helped out with and Leah wonders whether Summer Bay is exciting enough for him. Elijah assures her it is, but he’s given pause as he thinks on this some more – is he satisfied working in the Bay?