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Magic Moments > 2015 > Georgia's Departure Episode 7133

Written by Fiona Bozic, Directed by Kath Hayden, Produced by Jason Herbison

Channel Eleven: 27/05/15, Five: 10/06/15

Paige and Tyler kiss... Later, Paige awkwardly tells Tyler that she still has feelings for Mark... Somewhere along the way, they’ve misplaced $6,000 of the money they were supposed to drop off... Georgia asks Kyle to go to Germany with her... Sheila is upset that Kyle could be leaving, but he insists Georgia needs him... Lauren tells Daniel and Imogen that Amber’s in hospital, and that Josh is with her... Sheila tears strips off a homophobic customer in The Waterhole, and throws him out...

Sheila and Kyle come home, Kyle showers praise on his gran for sticking up for Nate by throwing the homophobe out of the pub. Kyle comments that it is the nicest thing he has ever seen her do. However, he admits that he got the feeling it wasn’t just Alistair she was angry at. “I know you’re not happy about me going to Germany with Georgia," he says. Sheila insists that’s nothing to do with it, it was aimed at the ‘twit’ who had a go at Nate. She reminds Kyle that he won the Erinsborough Beautification Project and that it’s a great achievement, but if he wants to throw away the greatest opportunity of his career, that’s his problem and has nothing to do with her. Sheila then proceeds to leave, telling him to make the tea.

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In the Turner back garden, Paige has received a text from Tyler asking to meet. She replies, then apologises to Amber, who’s sitting with Daniel, telling them that she can’t hang out this afternoon as they’d planned, as she has to help Tyler with ‘a work thing’. Paige tells Amber to call her after the doctor’s appointment, to let her know the results of the baby’s paternity test. Once Paige has gone, Amber and Daniel agree to forget about the paternity test for a few hours, and just have some fun.

At number 26, Georgia is looking through some of Kyle’s artwork and schematics for the Erinsborough Beautification Project. Sheila comes in, and there’s tension between them – Georgia admits she’s worried about Sheila, since Kyle told her about their disagreement over him going to Germany. She asks Sheila why she is so angry with her. Sheila admits that it’s not her, it’s herself, and she is scared that she’s going to lose Kyle. Georgia reassures Sheila that she’s not going to lose him, and Sheila admits what she is about to say is silly but tells Georgia that Kyle’s like a son to her, and that now it feels like he’s leaving and not coming back, like her actual children have a tendency to do. Georgia promises Sheila that she will see Kyle again in a few months, but Sheila comments that you never know, especially with her recent heart problems. Georgia admits that they should have talked to her about it. However, Sheila tells Georgia she has to live her own life, and advises her to go to Germany to support her mum and take Kyle with her: "Life’s too short for regrets". Sheila adds that she and Naomi might even pop over to see them. Georgia says, “Well, if you do that, there will be a couch there waiting, just for you.” “What, with my back? I think you should take the couch, and I’ll have the bed,” is Sheila’s reply. She laughs and Georgia smiles.

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Amber is sunbathing by the pool when Imogen shows up. Things are still tense between them, and Amber asks what Imogen wants - Imogen explains that she just wanted to check how Amber was doing, and she apologises for what she said the other day. Amber tells Imogen that she should be sorry, what she said was horrible. Imogen replies, “Well, newsflash – being pregnant doesn’t automatically give you immunity from truth-bombs.” “What? But it said that in the manual! They lied to me!” Amber jokes half-heartedly. Imogen laughs and calls Amber an idiot - Amber sarcastically replies, “Well, I’m pregnant, and I don’t know who the father is. So, yeah, I think I know I’m an idiot.” Amber and Imogen make up and get onto the topic of the paternity test results, with Amber admitting that she’s worried about the outcome. Imogen tells Amber that it’s amazing what can be forgiven when you love that person, using their own friendship as an example. Imogen reaffirms that she loves Amber as her best friend, despite their past spats – and that she’ll be here for her no matter what happens. They hug.

On Ramsay Street, Karl, who is about to head off on a bike ride, asks Josh how he’s feeling about the paternity test results. Josh doesn’t want to talk about it, but Karl’s keen to make clear he’s not taking sides, having given Daniel ‘a lot of support’. He tells Josh he can talk to him about it if he needs to, and then suggests Josh come for a bike ride with him to take his mind off it. Josh politely declines, but Karl persists…

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Tyler and Paige are lingering around near the well, worrying about the missing $6,000. Paige is worried someone else could have taken it, or that they weren’t given the right amount of money in the first place. Once a nearby council refuse collector is sufficiently far enough away, they rush to the well to retrieve the money…

Paige and Tyler are at the bottom of the well, searching for the missing money – while the binman continues to collect rubbish in the area near the entrance. Paige finds a piece of broken plastic separate to the rest of the junk in the well, which leads her to immediately conclude that someone’s been down there and stolen the missing money. At this point the binman decides to cut corners, and tips the rubbish he’s been collecting down the well, all over Paige! Amidst the inevitable squealing, she loses the piece of plastic, but they soon find it again. Paige is fuming, and tells Tyler it’s his fault and starts to call him names. Tyler says to Paige, “Stupid, yeah I know! I’ve heard it all before!” Tyler reminds Paige that this all started because she wanted to cover up Bailey’s car theft, so it’s her fault. Paige tells Tyler that he’s horrible and she hates him. Tyler admits to Paige that he hates her too and hates the fact that she used him. She insists that she didn’t use him, but Tyler disagrees and says to Paige “What do you call the other night? You had your fun, and then you were all like – ‘Oh, sorry Tyler, but I’m still into your brother’. So before you start throwing around accusations maybe you should take a good hard look at yourself. Now let’s get out of here, before one of us does something we regret.”

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Back at number 26, Georgia is packing for her trip to Munich, when Kyle turns up. He decides he should start packing too, but Georgia tells him not to. She announces that he’s not coming to Germany with her, explaining that she can’t let him throw away all the hard work he’s put into the beautification project. Kyle protests, saying that he wants to be there for her, but she insists it makes sense for him to stay, rather than having two of them not working in Munich – adding that she knows Kyle will regret ditching the project later down the line. Kyle looks sad and reminds her that she could be gone for months. Georgia tells Kyle that they’ll talk every day. “I’ll miss you,” Kyle says to her. Georgia reminds Kyle that he won’t have time to miss her as he will be so busy, but he can come and see her when his project’s finished, adding that it’s the right thing for them to do. They hug and kiss.

Imogen, Amber and Daniel are messing about in the pool at number 32. While Imogen goes to get them some drinks, Amber kisses Daniel and thanks him for getting Imogen to come over. Daniel admits he’s missed seeing Amber smile and laugh; he wishes things were back to normal, but Amber’s worried they never will be after the paternity test result. Daniel tells her, “No matter what happens today, nothing’s gonna change between you and me.” They hug, and then continue to splash about.

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Back at number 26, as part of small leaving party for Georgia, she is playing Letting You Know on her guitar, while Naomi and Sheila drunkenly sing the words! When they’re finished, Sheila gets emotional, and tells Georgia she’s going to miss having fun with her. Naomi reminds Sheila she still has her! Sheila says to Naomi, “Thanks love, but it’s not quite the same, is it?” Naomi looks perplexed. Kyle enters and enquires what’s going on, as he could hear them from the street! Georgia tells Kyle that Naomi and Sheila are giving her an impromptu send off. Sheila tells Kyle he’s made the right decision to stay in Erinsborough, but Kyle has some other news for Sheila – someone filmed her tearing strips off Alistair at the Waterhole and posted it online, where it’s since gone viral! Sheila looks pleased, but Kyle tells her that this isn't a good thing.

At Harold’s Store, Paige and Tyler are rubbing themselves with antibacterial lotion following their well-and-litter-searching exploits. Paige apologises for mouthing off at Tyler, before explaining that she didn’t mean to hurt his feelings. She jokes that she didn’t know he even had any. Tyler tells Paige that he doesn’t like being stuffed around. They continue to examine the piece of broken plastic they found down the well, and decide it looks like part of a badge of some kind, and hope that it will lead them to the money somehow.

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Karl, Toadie and Sonya have joined the Cannings for Georgia’s send-off. Georgia thanks them all for coming and Karl in particular for all his support at work lately – calling him an amazing doctor and a really good friend. Karl gets a page from work, so has to leave, but gives Georgia a goodbye kiss and hug before he goes. In the kitchen, Naomi is on the phone to one of the social media sites. Naomi informs Sheila that they aren’t going to be taking the video down. Back in the living room, Georgia explains to the Rebecchis that she is heading up to Birregurra with Kyle, and that she and Rhonda will then fly to Munich tomorrow. Sonya tells Georgia that she has no idea how much they are going to miss her and adds, “Who am I going to have coffee with, and yoga with, and whinge to about Jarrod?" A shocked Toadie says, “You whinge about me?” Georgia reminds them all that she won’t be gone forever. Meanwhile, Sheila is on the phone to Terese, playing down the popularity of the video and its impact on The Waterhole’s reputation! It appears that Terese is shrieking down the phone, and Sheila eventually hangs up on her! Naomi reassures Sheila that the video could be yesterday’s news by tomorrow, and they rejoin the others in the living room. Kyle says to everyone, “I would like to make a toast, to my beautiful wife. We hope that your mum’s treatment goes well, and that you both come home to us as soon as possible. I love you.” Georgia tells Kyle that she loves him too. They kiss, and everyone raises a toast to Georgia and Rhonda.

Outside number 26, Kyle is loading Georgia’s cases into the pick-up. Georgia’s feeling apprehensive about leaving, but Kyle reminds her she’s doing the right thing. Georgia admits that she doesn’t know if she can do it without him, but he reassures her that she can do it by telling her that she is the most incredible, competent, courageous woman he knows. Georgia walks out into the middle of Ramsay Street and shouts: “Goodbye, street! See you in a few months!” She then hugs Toadie, Sheila and Naomi goodbye, and gets into the pick-up with Kyle. They drive away. As the others wave Georgia off, process server Phil Tractor shows up, and hands Sheila some documents, telling her she’s been served! Sheila opens the envelope to learn that she’s being sued for defamation…

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Josh joins Daniel and Amber in the consultation room at Erinsborough Hospital, followed swiftly by Karl, who has the results of the paternity test for them.

Opening the envelope, Karl begins “Well obviously there’s going to be some relationship issues to work through but I am confident you will do that for the sake of the baby. Congratulations, the baby is yours...” Karl reveals that Josh is the father of the baby. Josh grins, while Daniel and Amber look considerably less pleased. Karl says to them all: “Life’s never gonna be the same again...”

Featured Regular Characters: Karl Kennedy, Daniel Robinson, Josh Willis, Imogen Willis, Amber Turner, Paige Smith, Tyler Brennan, Sheila Canning, Naomi Canning, Kyle Canning, Georgia Brooks, Toadfish Rebecchi, Sonya Rebecchi

Guest Cast: Michael Gwynne as Phil Tractor, Timothy O'Dwyer as Ned Jackson

Trivia Notes
• Final regular appearance of Saskia Hampele as Georgia Brooks
• Georgia's final word is "Bye!"
• Past character Bailey Turner is mentioned
• Timothy O'Dwyer (council worker Ned Jackson) is not credited for his appearance in this episode. Jordan Ri'fat (Alistair Hall's friend, Rich Doyle), who appeared in the previous episode, is accidentally credited in his place

Summary by Kyle