- Cody telling Adrian that it's over between them.
- Billy running away from the community garden after being freaked out by noises there at night.
- Angie showing off her new look to Cheryl, Danni and Brett!
Danni tells Angie that she looks fabulous: she obviously knows where to shop! Cheryl is staring at Angie open- mouthed. After a few seconds, she asks what brought this on. Angie explains that she got sick and tired of looking like a frump. Cheryl insists that there was nothing wrong with the way she was. She tells Angie to sit down; they need to have a chat.
Cody and Jen are studying, but Jen sighs that it's hopeless: she's never going to pass at this rate. She asks Cody to borrow her notes, commenting that it's her own fault for leaving it to the last minute. She then adds that they'd better get going, as they'll miss the tute. Cody says she's not sure she can face seeing Adrian. Jen suggests that surely he'll go easier on her now – and if not, maybe she should consider a restraining order...
Cheryl tells Angie that she doesn't understand why *now*. Angie explains that it was the Melbourne Cup do: she looked like such a dag compared to everyone else and it made her realise how much she's neglected her appearance; now she's got her business, she reckons it's time to pamper herself. Cheryl asks why Angie has used *her* as a role model. Angie explains that the two of them come from similar backgrounds but Cheryl has really made something of herself; she's got her head screwed on.
Susan is playing cards by herself at the table when Mal joins her and tells her what move to make! Susan asks how Hamlet is, adding it's nice to see him reading the text and not the study notes! She asks Karl – who's on the couch – what *he's* reading and he explains that he's reading up on ALS, as he's acquired a patient who's got it. Billy emerges from his room, looking glum, and Susan asks what's wrong. Mal explains that Billy gets his Geography assignment back tomorrow. Billy sighs that he's got a really bad feeling about it. There's a knock on the front door and Mal goes and opens it to Stonie, who hands him back his English notes. The two of them head into Mal's room to study. Susan joins Karl on the couch and tells him that she owes him an apology: she thought his idea of no telly was really stupid, but Mal's off studying and there's not a peep out of him. Running her hands through Karl's hair, she smiles:
SUSAN: You were right and I was wrong. I should have had more faith.
Jen walks through the library and finds Cody, telling her that she's been looking everywhere. Cody explains that she's been lying low. She asks Jen if she handed in her lab book for her, but Jen replies that she tried to but Adrian wouldn't accept it. At that moment, Adrian walks over and Jen asks him coolly if he followed her. Cody asks him tersely why he won't accept her work. Adrian retorts:
ADRIAN: I'm sorry, Cody, I don't have any recollection of you trying to submit that work. As a matter of fact, I don't think I even remember seeing you in class today – which is a real shame, Cody, because apart from the fact that we really missed you, there is the small matter of your attendance record to consider.
Jen growls at Adrian that if Cody hasn't been attending lectures lately, it's been for a damn good reason. Adrian just warns Cody that she needs every mark she can get right now – and he adds that if he lets her look at his lab book now, maybe he'll put in a good word for her. Cody reluctantly hands it over. As Adrian walks off, Cody mutters to Jen:
CODY: What did I ever see in that creep?
Lance and Hannah are walking through the Community Garden, hand- in- hand. Hannah says warily that she doesn't think this is such a good idea, but Lance points out that at least they'll be alone together. They walk over to the old bus and head inside. Hannah looks at Lance, who holds his arms out to her – but as she moves towards him, they hear a noise outside. Hannah jumps and asks what it was. Lance tells her not to worry about it – but the two of them suddenly hear a moaning and groaning type of noise. Hannah screams and the two of them run off, just as a foot appears on one of the steps behind them...
Angie having gone, Brett asks Cheryl tersely if she's really been paying Danni to study. Cheryl admits that she has. Danni insists that she needs all the help she can get. Brett, however, snaps that he doesn't like studying any more than *she* does, but the difference is that he knows it has to be done, so he gets on with it and does it. Cheryl tells Brett that she'll be happy to give him the money he needs for Africa.
Philip asks Hannah and Lance what they were doing in the old bus anyway. Before they can explain, he then says quickly that he thinks he gets the picture! Hannah asks him what he's going to do about the guy. Philip replies that he'll call Lou: the bus is on council property, so he'll probably want to call in the police. He leaves them to it. Lance notices the chain Hannah's wearing, commenting that it looks like his mum's. Hannah explains that it's a copy: her dad got it because she liked Lance's mum's so much.
No. 30/Adrian's office
It's evening- time and Cody hands Jen the notes she asked to borrow, commenting glumly as she does so that at least when Jen hands in her work it'll be judged on its own merits. Jen tells her that she's not the only one to skip the odd tute class. The ‘phone suddenly starts ringing and Jen answers it – to Adrian. She mouths his name to Cody and she reluctantly takes the ‘phone. Adrian says to her:
ADRIAN: Hi Cody. Look, I've just been going through your lab book and I must say I'm pretty surprised. A lot of your work's pretty shoddy. You're not big on attention to detail, are you?
Adrian points out to Cody that her section diagram of the heart is only part of the story: she's completely ignored the sympathetic nervous system. Cody asks if that's the only reason he rang: just to criticise. Adrian, however, tells her that it seems to him that the standard of her work and her poor attendance record means she could use a bit of help. Cody asks him suspiciously what he's suggesting. Adrian tells her that he'll be in his office most of tomorrow afternoon and it mightn't be a bad idea for her to pop by. With that, he hangs up. Cody murmurs to Jen that it just gets worse and worse.
Lance and Hannah follow Billy into the classroom and Hannah comments to him that they heard he was pretty spooked down at the Community Garden last week. Billy, playing it cool, says he just saw someone down there and was taken by surprise. Lance tells him that he and Hannah saw someone down there *yesterday*. Looking suddenly interested, Billy asks what they did. Hannah says:
HANNAH: Well, *we* told dad and *he* told Mr. Carpenter.
LANCE: Then he told the police.
BILLY: Did they find the guy?
HANNAH: No, they seem to think we're making it all up.
At that moment, Mr. Watson comes in and Hannah and Lance head out. Mr. Watson tells the class that he's marked their assignments and if anyone feels hard done by, come and see him. He starts to hand the assignments around – but when he reaches Billy, he tells him that he'd like Mr. McKenna to see it before he gets it back. Billy sits there looking downcast.
Mal asks Stonie what's with all the studying. Stonie explains that sometimes it's good to get out of the house: his old dear's confidence seems to have taken a nosedive – she keeps going on about her image and being something she's not. He mutters that he'll never understand women. Mal asks if that goes for Kerry too. Stonie tells him that Kerry was just using him: she had a boyfriend anyway – and when he found out he had glandular fever, she was more worried about getting sick and the boyfriend finding out.
Danni asks Brett if he knows anything about Hamlet – because she doesn't seem to understand *any* of it. Brett comments that it sounds like she needs a tutor. Danni beams that she does – and he's it! Brett retorts that he'll work out the going rate. Cheryl comes in at that moment, loaded down with bags of clothing for Brett's trip to Africa. Brett comments that he thought she was going to give him the money so he could buy it himself. He looks at the clothes and exclaims that the prices are obscene: you could feed a whole school for the price of the shirt. As Cheryl's face drops, he adds gently that it was a nice idea.
The bell goes and Susan sends her class on its way. Andrew Watson walks in and asks her if she's got a minute, to talk about Billy. Susan asks warily what he's done now. Andrew tells her that he's just marked Billy's latest assignment and it wasn't good. Susan sighs that he seemed to work really hard on it. Andrew, however, says he doesn't think lack of effort is the problem. He shows Susan the assignment and then asks her if she's ever considered that Billy might be dyslexic.
Susan bursts into Karl's consulting room – to find Karl sitting up on the treatment bed, eating his lunch and watching his mini TV. She comments darkly:
SUSAN: Well, isn't this cosy...
Karl tries to explain, but Susan tells him that they've got more important things to discuss right now than his hypocrisy. She explains that she's been talking to Andrew Watson: he thinks that Billy might be dyslexic. Karl exclaims that that's rubbish. Susan, however, tells him that it's more serious than that: Andrew wants to come round tonight and she wanted to check that Karl will be there.
Hannah and Lance are poring over one of Billy's photos from the Community Garden with a magnifying glass, and Billy points out that there's definitely someone there. Lance, however, says you can't tell from that. Hannah asks what they do. Billy replies that they'll have to go back, stake the place out and take a better shot of him. Hannah asks when. Lance suggests they do it now – the sooner the better. Billy, however, says he can't as his Geography teacher's coming round. Lance remarks to Hannah that it looks like it's just the two of them.
Cody is marching towards No. 30 when Adrian's car pulls up. He climbs out and says to her tersely:
ADRIAN: You didn‘t come to see me.
CODY (retorts): I don't like being harassed.
ADRIAN: I'm trying to *help* you.
CODY (still walking): That's nice.
ADRIAN: Cody, I don't think you realise the kind of trouble you're in.
CODY: But you're here to tell me, right – just out of the kindness of your heart?
Adrian tells Cody that he's brought her lab report: her work's really falling off. He goes on that her attendance average is 76% and the minimum is 80%. Cody just asks him if he's finished having fun. She walks off.
Karl is looking at Billy's assignment and he comments:
KARL: This is terrible, Billy.
Billy snaps that he's not stupid. Andrew Watson explains that ‘stupid' doesn't come into it; dyslexic students are often way ahead with comprehension and verbal skills. Karl asks how this wasn't picked up earlier. He looks at Susan and comments that, as a teacher, surely she would have detected something? Susan retorts:
SUSAN: I've never actually *taught* Billy, so why would *I* have more reason to recognise it than *you* would?
Karl snaps that if this had been Stacy and Blair, she'd have been onto it like a shot. Andrew interrupts and points out that there's nothing to be gained by trying to allocate blame. Karl says:
KARL: The point is we should've picked it up earlier, then Billy might've had a chance to overcome it. Instead, he's heading into his last years at High School with a huge disadvantage. He'll be way behind all the other students.
Billy mutters that they're talking as if he's not there – and what does ‘normal' mean anyway? He goes on angrily:
BILLY: Anyway, it's not your problem, it's mine – and I'm the one who's going to have to do something about it. You two seem more interested in who you're going to blame. But look, I am sorry that I'm such a damn disappointment to you.
With that, he gets up and storms out. Susan goes to follow him, but Karl asks her to wait. Susan stares at him, looking upset.