Magic Moments > 2002 > The 2002 Season Premiere Episode 3921
Written by Noel Maloney, Directed by Gary Conway
and Drew are thrilled after the safe birth of their baby boy.
Woody asks Steph to marry him. Libby suddenly flatlines and
Susan, Karl and Drew are frantic as the hospital staff try
to resuscitate her...
nurses manage to successfully resuscitate Libby, while Karl,
Susan and Drew nervously wait outside her hospital room for
explains to Steph that he had the engagement ring made to
his design, but gets touchy when she wonders where he got
the money for it. He insists it's not stolen, and that he
saved up for it, but she's not convinced. He tells her he
doesn't want an answer to his proposal straight away, but
she tells him she's had plenty of time to think while he was
missing, presumed dead. She tells him she could barely keep
herself from going crazy over the past three months and now
he thinks he can just waltz back into her life and ask her
to marry him.
frantically quizzes Dr. Lewin, who explains that they've managed
to get Libby stabilised, but they need to take her through
the pub, Lyn, Joe and Flick are having dinner. As her parents
are distracted over Woody, Flick goes off to chat to Matt.
He agrees to shout her a drink in return for all the goss
on what she's been up to these last few days.
insists to Steph that he just wants to make things better,
but she thinks he's trying to relieve the guilt that he feels
for putting her through the ordeal of having to bury him.
She starts to get upset and tells him she's going out for
a walk. He offers to go with her, but she tells him she needs
to be alone. They arrange to meet the following day and he
gives her the number at his motel and promises to phone before
he turns up. He insists that he loves her, but she says she
isn't sure what to think any more. Just as Woody is leaving,
Joe and Lyn arrive back from the pub. Joe takes Woody outside
for a 'chat' while Lyn comforts Steph, who isn't really in
the mood to talk. She explains to Lyn that Woody proposed,
again, but she didn't give him an answer.
Number 26, Woody tells Joe about proposing and that he can
offer Steph a good life. Joe isn't impressed, saying that
judging on his past record, he can't offer her anything. Joe
says that what his daughter needs is a man she can rely on
and explains that Steph has been through a hell of a lot because
of Woody. Woody explains that he's been through a lot too,
he had to disappear so that he and Steph could be safe and
build a life together. Joe asks if Woody can honestly give
Steph what she needs and Woody says that he can give her love,
at which Joe walks off.
at the hospital, Drew and Susan are still waiting for news.
Drew sits down next to Susan and says he never thought the
birth would happen like this, not after all the preparation.
Susan tells Drew it was stupid to drag her off to a rodeo
when she was 33 weeks pregnant. Drew insists it's not his
fault, but Susan is about to take out her frustration on his
when Karl appears with news. Karl explains that Libby is still
in theatre and that the baby is fine, but just needs regular
goes to see the baby, where he puts his hand on the incubator
and starts crying.
and Flick are locking up at the pub, and they're discussing
the situation with Steph. Matt can't understand why Steph
is continuing to see Woody, but Flick asks Matt if he's ever
been so head over heels in love with someone that nothing
else matters and that everything they do is wonderful. Matt
says he can sort of understand, then quickly changes the subject
by asking Flick to help him take some wine bottles down to
continues the discussion about love - saying that it comes
from the heart, not the head and Matt comments that it must
make people do some pretty weird stuff. Flick says that love
isn't blind, in fact, it opens your eyes to the truth. He
asks her to hold the cellar door open as they continue their
argument, and she starts talking about Shakespeare's sonnets
and that Matt doesn't know what real love is. Matt explains
that he saw Steph fall apart after Woody disappeared, but
maybe it's just a girlie thing. Flick isn't impressed by that
comment, but Matt insists that women are more emotional than
men. At this point, Flick lets the door close behind her and
the couple realise they're stuck in the cellar, as the door
only opens from the outside and Matt's mobile is upstairs
on the bar. Flick isn't happy to be stuck with a sexist pig
goes into the Coffee Shop to pick up some milk, where she
sees Woody, who asks her to have a coffee with him. She says
that the place is closing, and he wants to know why she keeps
putting him off. She tells him she can't give him an answer
and he says he couldn't sleep until he knew. She agrees to
talk to him, but not at the Coffee Shop.
continues to bang on the cellar door to try and attract some
attention. She thinks that Matt set the whole thing up, but
he says it was her fault for letting the door close. He insists
that someone will notice they're missing and come looking
for them, but she doesn't think anyone will look for them
in the cellar. He says that Lou will let them out in the morning,
but she says she'll use his head as a battering ram before
then. He says it could be worse, the room could be refrigerated,
or she could be stuck with Davo, the other barman. She continues
to suspect that he set the whole thing up, but he says she's
crazy. She says it's not as crazy as the crush he's got on
her - it's so obvious and everyone knows about it.
the hospital, Drew offers Susan a coffee, but she's still
being distant with him. Karl arrives to say that Libby's out
of theatre. They want to see her, but Karl explains that she's
still unconcious and is on the critical list.
and Lyn are heading to bed, while Woody tells Steph about
his new place, telling her that she'd love it there, the people
are really nice. He tells her he's made some friends there
and is a member of the local footie team. He also tells her
about his new job in the local hardware store and she seems
impressed. He then explains that he's had to made up a whole
new past to tell these people and she's worried that she'd
have to lie too. He says that it's necessary if they want
to make a new start and insists that things will be better
from here on in.
is still calling for help, but Flick tells him he might as
well save it for the morning. She starts looking through the
wines, he tells her to be careful, but in the struggle they
drop an $80 bottle. He starts to clear it up and she apologises
to him for the way she spoke to him earlier. She explains
that he just won't take 'no' for an answer, but he accuses
her of leading him on by flirting with him. She says she was
just being friendly and it's typical of a bloke to misinterpret
it. He then tells her she has plenty of faults of her own,
like being a lousy hairdresser and being obsessed with her
appearance. They both start laughing.
Susan and Drew go in to see Libby, who is just sleeping off the anaesthetic. Drew tells her that the baby's fine, is a boy and that he loves her.
tells Steph about his neighbours at the new place and that
his elderly neighbour keeps trying to set him up with her
granddaughter. Lyn comes out of the bedroom and says she's
worried that Flick isn't home yet, so Steph goes over the
road to see if Matt's car is back. Woody apologises to Lyn
for waking her up and Lyn tells Woody that she wishes he'd
never come back. Woody says that Steph needs to make up her
own mind. Lyn says she doesn't think much of him or Mitch
and Woody says there was nothing between Steph and Mitch.
Lyn thinks there was and that Steph is just trying to spare
Woody's feelings. Woody wants to know more, but just then
Steph comes back and reports that Matt's car isn't there -
Lyn rushes to wake Joe up.
and Matt are getting cosy in the cellar and she's telling
him about the pressure she's under from her parents to go
to uni, but she thinks there's no point if she can't do the
course she wants. She thinks they only want her to go so that
they can believe they haven't failed as parents. Matt says
his father's the same, having enrolled him on an information
technology course, but he deferred and his father's been trying
to get him to go back ever since. Matt insists he's not going
to go, so his father just goes quiet, rather than hitting
the roof. He tells Flick that if you stay calm and just tell
them over and over then they'll eventually get the message.
starts to come round, so Drew wakes up Susan and Karl, who
have fallen asleep in her room. Karl rushes off to get the
doctor, while Libby asks where her baby is. Susan and Drew
are very relieved.
in the cellar, Flick has fallen asleep on Matt's shoulder,
so he pulls the blanket over her and puts his arm around her.
and Woody are arguing over Mitch and he wants to know what
was going on between them. She says she really doesn't want
to argue about it, so Woody asks if Steph loves Mitch, to
which she says she doesn't. He then asks if she knows what
he was inside for and she says he didn't tell her, because
it's not important. He insists that she knows, because he
wasn't just inside for arson. During the fire, a security
guard was killed and Mitch was put inside for murder...
This episode introduced a new acoustic version of the theme
tune, produced by Steve Wade, with lead vocals by Janine Maunder. A new title sequence design also debuted.
Summary by Steve. Captures by Karl