Episode 5121

Australian Air Date: 19th July 2010
UK Air Date: 26th July 2010

An old friend visits Rachel and offers her a new job in America. Elijah postpones the engagement to Leah.


Written by Fiona Bozic
Directed by David Gould

Extended Summary

Tony is thrilled the female boxing lessons are going so well. But Rachel isn’t feeling so great about her own job, telling Tony she thinks she might be bored. The excitement and passion Tony has for his job is making Rachel want more out of her own career. Tony is sure something new will come along to put the spark back into her life.

Just as Tony predicted, Rachel’s old friend Daniel, from University, arrives on the scene and he has an important proposal, which could change her life. He meets Tony and Rachel for lunch where Daniel explains that he’s opening up a new medical centre in Boston and he wants Rachel to run the emergency unit.

Mr Oddly has disappeared, and a frustrated Marilyn is certain that either Alf or Miles have something to do with it. She eventually finds a note from Mr Oddly, detailing his hurt feelings about being treated like a piece of kindling, and that he’s off to find adventure. Later on Miles brings Mr Oddly to Marilyn, explaining that he found him at school and he had a very good first day as a student.

Leah is still reeling from the fact that Elijah is planning on doing relief work overseas for a few months. Irene’s take on things is that Elijah may be feeling like he’s letting go of his old life to make way for the new and there’s parts he may not want to give up. But for Elijah it’s simply that he’s always done relief work and it’s just part of who he is.

Leah tells Elijah that it’s okay if he needs to ‘prove’ himself overseas. Elijah pulls up at this, he doesn’t need to prove anything, which fuels another disagreement on the subject. Elijah soon realises that maybe he and Leah are rushing into things, especially if Elijah still wants to do a job that involves travelling. Elijah abruptly postpones the wedding.