Magic Moments > 2000 > Amy's Departure Episode 3492
Written by Ian Coughlan, Directed by Cath Roden
and Amy sit on the sofa and reminisce about when they used
to be just schoolkids - now Amy's pregnant and getting married
and Anne doesn't even get to catch the bouquet. Joel agrees
with Dione to them going on a double date with Toadie and
arrives at Number 30 and asks Toadie and Joel if they can
have farewell cocktails for Amy at their place. Toadie explains
that they've got a hot double date tonight - although Joel
seems awkward about this. Anne explains that Amy has to be
at the airport by 7pm, so they'll have plenty of time for
their date. Toadie then decides to invite Dione and Carrie
to the pool party, leaving Joel looking worried. Lance walks
in and Anne tells him about the farewell for Amy, but Lance
says he has things to do. Anne explains that Damien won't
be there, but Lance still thinks it'll be awkward. Anne tells
Lance that this is going to be the last time he sees Amy for
quite a while, so he agrees to think about it. Anne takes
that as a 'yes' then talks Toadie into handing over money
for alcohol by convincing him that his date won't be too impressed
if she has to drink water.
. . .
arrives to drop Lolly off at school and runs into Merridy.
Lou gives her a shop-bought cake for the cake sale and she
comments that home-made ones generally sell better. He tells
her to throw the box away. He tells her he's had some ideas
for fundraising, and she asks him if he'd like to man one
of the stalls. He agrees after she flatters his salesmanship.
Lou comments that he's worried that Lolly isn't as advanced
as she should be, and Merridy explains that they need to wait
a week or two to teach quantum physics, otherwise they end
up rushing through differential calculus. Lou realises she's
having a dig at him.
. . .
Number 30, Toadie is trying to think up a theme for the party
until Lance comments that the theme is 'my ex-girlfriend tripping
off to Fiji to get married to the father of her child.' Joel
and Toadie realise Lance isn't coping as well as he's making
out. Toadie has a brainwave - to borrow the Tropicana stuff
from the 'Pear Passion' promotion. Joel is also in a bad mood
and goes off for a run - leaving Toadie asking for Lance's
help and wondering what's wrong with everyone.
is at Number 32, showing Anne her wedding outfit. Anne thinks
it's lovely, but Amy's worried that she won't fit into it
by the wedding day. Anne confirms that Amy will be there for
drinks at number thirty and Amy says she hopes it'll just
be close friends. Anne says it will, apart from a few strangers
who her close friends are trying to crack onto. Libby arrives
and is very impressed with Amy's outfit. Libby says goodbye
and she'll really miss having her around. Anne then asks Libby
to the cocktails that afternoon and Libby accepts. She comments
to Anne that with her boyfriend and best mate leaving town,
she'd better hope there's something good on telly. Libby also
mentions that she and Steph are trying to arrange a regular
girl's night out, Tess has already agreed, and Anne does too.
. . .
is attempting to sell cakes outside the pub. Joel arrives
after running by and Lou talks him into buying a cake, although
Joel has no money. Joel asks about borrowing the tropicana
stuff for the party, then Merridy walks up and Lou tries to
convince her that he's just sold Joel a cake. Joel is confused,
but Lou points him in the direction of the promotional stuff.
Merridy comments that he hasn't sold much, but he says it's
not very good quality. She says that that's why she thought
he'd be able to sell it.
. . .
the pub, Libby and Drew are having lunch and she mentions
the party at Number 30. Drew then tells Libby about his Great
Aunt Minnie, who's back in town and really wants to meet her.
Drew explains that Minnie is a bit bossy and likes to talk
is doing great business with the cakes when Joel appears with
the tropicana stuff and runs off. Amy is watching Lou when
Lance walks up. He explains that he's out shopping for the
party and Amy tells him not to go to any trouble. He spots
her ring and asks to have a look ' he says he likes it and
she asks him to call by her farewell party. He promises that
he'll see what he can do.
. . .
backyard at Number 30 is ready for the party and Joel is trying
to blow up pool toys when Carrie arrives asking why he's trying
to arrange double dates. Joel explains it was Dione's idea
and Carrie is furious, explaining that she's not interested
in Toadie - and Joel should really know why. Anne and Lance
appear with food and sense the awkwardness, so they go inside.
Joel asks Carrie to stay for a drink, and goes on to explain
about the party.
Anne and Lance comment about the scene they just witnessed,
then Lance decides to make his famous 'Souva Sunset' cocktail.
Anne tells him he's handling things well, then he says he
thought that the ring was tacky. Anne explains that it wasn't,
but it's very healthy for him to think that. Toadie arrives
with ice, and rushes outside when he hears that Carrie is
. . .
Carrie is telling Joel that she won't stay and to apologise
to Toadie for her. Then Toadie appears and tells Joel to get
Carrie a drink, commenting that it was great of her to come.
Dione then arrives and is surprised to see Carrie. Carrie
wants to talk to Dione, but Toadie says there'll be plenty
of time for talking later.
tells Lou about his Aunt Minnie arriving and that she's not
as harmless as she sounds - when she wants to have dinner,
you drop everything to be there. Lou tells Drew about the
cake stall and that he's glad he didn't look like a fool in
front of Merridy. Merridy then arrives and Lou goes to get
her a drink.
. . .
and Toadie are attempting to make cocktails, while Carrie
drags Dione off and asks why she tried to set her up with
Joel's friends. Dione apologises and tells Carrie to lighten
up before she ruins the party, they go back in and Toadie
gives them cocktails. Carrie tries to leave, but is talked
into staying and they all head off outside.
explains to Lou that she was impressed with his sales, but
wishes he could have managed it without convincing everyone
that the school is a financial basket-case and that she's
been talking to concerned parents all afternoon. Merridy tells
Lou that he isn't even aware how good he is at lying anymore,
and that he's very good at dishing it out. They agree to start
over with each other.
. . .
once again tries to leave, but Toadie tells her that they're
going to remember all of Amy's classic moments. Amy then walks
in - 'the star is here' - and Toadie tells her about the 'Amy
roast'. Toadie mentions jelly wrestling and Amy tries to leave,
but is stopped by Libby and Drew, who say their farewells.
Toadie remembers when Amy got Lance dressed up in ballroom
dancing gear. Lance gets a phonecall and it's Damien, so Amy
comes running outside. Anne's favourite Amy moment is when
she told Susan that she had to be school captain because she
was like Miss Venezuela. Amy gets off the phone and explains
that the plane's been delayed for a couple of hours.
. . .
and Drew are at Number 28, and Drew explains that Aunt Minnie
is very old-fashioned. He goes on to explain about the Kirk
family quilt and that Libby has to add a couple of panels
to it. Libby is worried that her sewing skills are being checked
. . .
is tidying up after the party and Amy mentions that the Miss
Venezuela thing wasn't even that funny. Amy mentions that
Miss World is the most important competition in the world.
Lance walks in and shares an awkward glance with Amy, then
Dione says she and Carrie are going to the pub. Joel says
he'll wait until they've seen Amy off. Dione wishes Amy good
luck. Toadie asks Joel if he's even interested in this date,
but then they hear the taxi outside. Everyone starts to cheer
and Toadie tells them to save the real emotions until they
get outside. As they go, Lance wanders into the kitchen.
. . .
the front door, Anne wishes Amy luck with the wedding. Joel
and Toadie carry Amy's cases out while Amy goes back in to
find Lance. She sees him standing in the kitchen and asks
whether he was going to say goodbye. She hopes they'll still
be friends and apologises for hurting him and that things
didn't work out. He says that he always knew she was too good
to be true, especially for a guy like him. She says that's
what she saw in him - he's so much better than he thinks and
has a lot to give the right person. He says he'll hang on
to the fact that they'll always be each other's first love
- even if they both live to be 100.
. . .
taxi sounds its horn again and Amy goes. Lance follows and
stands on the porch - 'Bye Amy. Be happy'.
Amy's final words were "I'm gonna miss you."
Summary by Steve. Captures by Karl