As Martha’s condition deteriorates, Roo (Georgie Parker) and Alf (Ray Meagher) have been waiting for the results of a transplant match test, which will determine whether Roo or Kieran (Rick Donald) can give a kidney to her. They receive the disappointing news that Kieran is not a match after harassing Logan (Harley Bonner) for an update, but there is no information on Roo’s results yet.
When Martha starts talking about funeral plans, Alf begins to worry how much more his wife can endure. He refuses to have such a discussion with her, but she argues that they must talk about reality. Later, when Roo notices a priest leaving Martha’s chamber, she questions her father, but Alf refuses to reveal what Martha is thinking about.
That evening, Roo spots Alf fishing and notices his dread. They agree that they must stand by each other and provide the strength Martha lacks, especially since she looks to have given up on herself.
Logan visits a clearly distressed Roo in the hospital the next day, and she says she’s received the call she’s been waiting for, and she’s a match for her mother’s kidney donation.
Martha is looking through a coffin catalogue, much to Alf’s chagrin, and talking about her funeral plans. When Roo enters the room and announces the great news, Alf continues to refuse to engage, but they are both preoccupied. While Alf is optimistic about the future, Martha appears to be torn, and Alf senses that something is wrong with his wife.
Later, after Roo has left, Martha explains to Alf that she is having trouble accepting the idea of removing an organ from her own kid – what if it causes issues for Roo in the future?
Alf tries to reason with Martha about Roo’s decision, but when he accuses her of not considering everyone, Martha becomes enraged and refuses to communicate with him any more.