4630: 'The End Of An Era'
Aired Thursday, Mar 10 2005 at 17:35 GMT on BBC One
Published Friday, Feb 4 2005, 23:42 GMT
| By Kris Green
When Susan arrives with the news that Izzy was fleeing the wedding, Karl’s forced to accept he was left at the altar. The guests head to Lou’s pub for a drink, leaving a humiliated Karl alone with his pain. Izzy reappears, her tail between her legs, and has to work hard to win back Karl’s affections. After an emotional exchange, with much plain speaking on both sides, they admit they’ve both been desperately clinging to the wedding as an event to cement their relationship. Karl and Izzy surprise everyone by appearing at the pub as a united couple, much to Susan’s dismay and disgust.
Boyd has a run-in with a jealous Gus and Max and Stuart are on edge all night, keeping an eye out for Gus’s possible return. Although he fails to resurface, the night ends in tragedy when an unknown arsonist sets the Lassiter’s complex on fire. The residents of Ramsay Street watch in horror as their businesses go up in a ball of flames and Stuart and Sindi are trapped in the burning pub. Will they survive?
A familiar face watches the chaos of the burning complex before he slips away into the night. It’s Paul Robinson – why has he returned to Erinsborough?
Charlie’s health is failing and he’s becoming increasingly frustrated with the pain and his dependency on others for his every need. Unable to face the inevitable, Lyn clings desperately to the hope that she can somehow prolong Charlie’s life. But Steph’s heart goes out to Charlie and she knows the time for him has come. Saying his final farewells to his family, Charlie passes away. Lyn, finally getting word from Michael who has arrived in Erinsborough, arrives home with Michael in time to witness what looks like Steph having just suffocated Charlie.