Channel Ten: 14/12/07, Five: 01/04/08
A confused Janae kisses Darren, with Kirsten watching. Angus rejects Rachel, but she returns to his apartment and kisses him. The roof collapses on the dance party, and Didge screams as a beam comes down on her and Declan…
At the warehouse, everyone is in a state of panic as the roof collapses around them. Riley is calling out his sister’s name, but can’t find her, then he tells Elle to get out while she still can.
Kirsten is watching Janae and Darren kiss, through the window of the garage. Janae suddenly pulls away from him and says she shouldn’t have done that – she loves Ned and she’s such a hypocrite after the way she reacted to him and Kirsten. Darren insists that they don’t need to tell anyone what just happened, but Janae says that she has to tell Ned, she couldn’t live with the guilt otherwise. He convinces her not to say anything, and she goes, leaving Darren to lock up.
As Janae steps outside, she sees Kirsten quickly walking off, and is stunned.
Back at the warehouse, Didge is trying to help Josh, whose trapped under some debris. Declan helps, managing to help her to pull him free, then picks him up and pulls him out to safety. Having helped Josh, Declan goes back to Didge, just as a huge metal beam drops down on them both. Everyone starts screaming and Ringo tells Jess that he’ll get her out of there. Just then, more of the roof comes down on them.
At Angus’ apartment, Rachel and Angus are sitting embraced on the sofa, and she makes sure that he’s thinking the same way as her – this was more than a one-night stand. He agrees, but says that they’ll have to be careful – although he’s no longer her teacher, they should still keep it to themselves until she’s eighteen. She points out that age is just a number, then her phone alarm goes off and she realises that she needs to get back to the cinema, as Frazer is picking them up in half an hour. Angus offers to drive her.
Rachel waits outside the cinema and Frazer appears, asking where everyone else is. She lies that they’re all getting food, then looks around nervously and Frazer realises that something’s not right. She admits that she isn’t sure where everyone else is, as she left the party early…
At number 22, Rebecca, unable to sleep because she’s worried about Declan being out all night, is making coffee when Paul comes down to join her. She tells him that she feels strange, but will probably feel better when Declan’s home.
At number 28, Karl has got up early to wrap Christmas presents, but Susan catches him. She tells him that she knows what it is – a foot spa, as she was with him when he bought it. Susan puts the kettle on, and is amused that Karl still uses the wrapping paper code of blue for Zeke and pink for Rachel. They both listen to a news story on the radio about the roof collapsing on the warehouse, and Karl wonders if he might get called in to the hospital. Rachel then turns up, with Frazer, who forces her to come clean about everything. When they hear what’s happened, Karl realises that the others were still in the warehouse when it collapsed. Everyone starts to panic and Susan says that she’ll have to contact people. Libby, who has been awoken by all the commotion, says that this isn’t the first time Zeke has gone to one of these dance parties, and Susan is annoyed that she knew nothing about any of it.
At the warehouse, Zeke is trapped, on his own, under some metal joists and is calling out Taylah and Rachel’s names, but doesn’t hear any response.
At number 26, Ned is up early, making coffee, when Janae comes in, having been crying. She explains that she spent the night at the garage, and he apologises for everything. He tells her that they’re a family, and shouldn’t have cut her out of the plans to buy the house. She’s about to confess everything about Darren, when the phone rings. Hearing the phone, Steve and Miranda, who are also having trouble sleeping, come into the kitchen and ask what’s going on.
Back at the warehouse, Didge and Declan are trapped together, and she’s crying, worried that Josh didn’t make it out. Declan insists that he did, and then the whole structure starts to creak, and she worries that the rest is going to collapse on them. He pulls her close to him as more debris falls on them.
At number 28, Karl quietly has a word with Libby in the hallway, asking if there’s anything else he should know about these dance parties. Libby says that there isn’t much – she knows Rachel wasn’t involved, and that Zeke hadn’t been taking drugs. Meanwhile, various Ramsay Street parents and guardians are gathered at the dining table. Susan says that the news isn’t mentioning any survivors yet, but Rachel has confirmed that Zeke, Didge, Declan and Ringo were all there. Steve gets annoyed with Rachel for all the lying, but Susan stops him, and he starts to blame Zeke instead. Karl points out that all the kids lied to them, but Rosie quickly shuts them all up by saying that there’s no point placing blame now, and they all head off to the accident site.
Ringo is lying trapped under some concrete, and calls out for Jess, who is nearby, but also trapped. She wishes she could see him, and she manages to get her hand through a small gap. They hold hands and he promises her that everything is going to be alright…
Elsewhere, Riley, covered in dust, wakes up and finds himself trapped with Elle, who’s unconscious. Riley shakes her and tries to get her to wake up, screaming for help as he does so.
Outside, the emergency services have arrived and are getting to work, Frazer turns up and spots Dan, who volunteers for the SES. Dan lets Karl through to help with the walking wounded. Elsewhere, Janae receives a text from Kirsten, telling her that they have to talk – when Ned asks, she quickly lies that it was her mum. Everyone’s pleased to see Josh sitting by an ambulance and rush over to ask him where the others are – he admits that he doesn’t know. A boy is then brought out by the rescue workers, but Susan is upset to realise that it’s not Zeke. Steve wants to help, but Dan won’t let him, and a guilty Libby quickly takes the opportunity to run by and into the building. A stunned Susan yells at her to stop, then tells Karl to get her out, so he follows her inside.
Inside, Didge and Declan are waiting to be rescued and they wonder how long it’ll take. Declan thinks it could be days, like those miners who were trapped, and wonders if they’ll make it onto the news and become famous. Didge thanks him for rescuing Josh earlier. She calls him brave, but he doesn’t think it was, and he tries to tell her how much he cares for her, but she doesn’t want to talk about it.
In another part of the warehouse, Jessica is hoping that Ringo got out alive, but Ringo says that Zeke was with her, so he’ll have looked after her. Jess thinks her mum is going to kill her when she gets out, and then starts to cry, admitting that she doesn’t want to be a disappointment. Ringo fails to comfort her, as she starts to worry that nobody’s going to find them. He assures her that the rescuers are on their way.