- Susan tells Toadie he has completely betrayed their trust; oadie tells Lance he's leaving Erinsborough for good and posts a letter saying he's really, really sorry; Susan asks Lance to tell them if he sees Toadie
- Lou tells Harold he has to tell Madge
- Billy doesn't want to go out with Anne and James so Anne tells him to bring Caitlin along; James meets Caitlin and appears smitten but Billy doesn't look happy
Under Number 32
Lance brings Toadie some food and torch batteries and asks him how long he's going to stay here with the fleas. Toadie says it's better than staying at the Kennedys' who hate him. Lance tells him they are really worried about him. Toadie agrees to call them to get Lance off his back.
James is telling Caitlin about a car he got to drive after a photo shoot and Caitlin says Ben might let them drive around Calder Park. Billy says it's getting late so they should go. James tells Caitlin they should do this again some time and he invites her to see the new Pacino flick on his Teen Girl pass. Billy and Anne would like to see it too but James only has a double pass. Billy and Anne leave and Caitlin gives James her phone number, telling him to hang up if her brother answers!
Number 28 / Under Number 32
Susan is on the phone to Toadie, telling him they're worried sick. She asks him to come home so they can talk but Toadie refuses. Karl takes the phone.
KARL: Listen to me, Jarrod. Stop being so immature. You're not proving anything, son.
TOADIE: I'm not trying to prove anything.
KARL: Oh really? Then why don't you come home and face up to what you've done? Because this running away business is not helping your cause at all. Now I want you back home...
Toadie hangs up and Susan sarcastically congratulates Karl. Karl says that boy needs a good talking to; if he doesn't come home soon he's calling his parents and they can deal with it. Susan warns Karl that if they don't tread carefully no one will ever see Toadie again.
On the doorstep, Caitlin thanks James for driving her home. James says it's been a good evening. Caitlin admits she thought the blind date thing was tragic but she was wrong. James gives her a kiss on the cheek and says he'll call her tomorrow about the film.
Caitlin enters the house and asks Sarah not to tell Ben she got home so late. Sarah asks how it went and Caitlin says she had the best night; James is fantastic. Sarah hopes she's not using James to take her mind off Billy but Caitlin says you don't have to force liking James; he's such a babe!
Billy and Anne are sitting at the piano and Billy says he didn't expect James and Caitlin to fall in love at first sight. Anne says they were pretty full on, and it's not like they're really suited; James is worldly and sophisticated and all Caitlin really does is swim. Billy defends Caitlin and says James is not that sophisticated!
ANNE: Yes, well Caitlin seems to like him and it does solve all our problems. I mean now that they're going out Caitlin's not gonna bother you and James isn't gonna bother me.
BILLY: Yep, that's true.
ANNE: You don't sound so happy about that.
BILLY: I'm happy, it's just... look I've had a long and boring slow night, OK?
ANNE: Are you sure you're not just a little bit annoyed that Caitlin's not interested any more?
BILLY: Why would I be?
ANNE: I don't know, you tell me.
BILLY: Well do you feel that way about James?
BILLY: Then I don't feel that way about Caitlin.
The street sign is being replaced again the following morning.
Harold appears in a track suit and Madge asks him if he's power walking to work. Harold says yes but Madge asks where his suit is. Harold confesses that he's not an assistant manager; he made it all up. He's been working as a volunteer organising activities for foster kids. Madge doesn't understand why he lied but Harold tells her she assumed he'd got the job and it escalated from there. Madge says that's no excuse. She wants an explanation but Harold has to leave; he'll come home at lunch time to talk.
Billy arrives and tells Anne that Toadie called his parents last night. Anne is relieved they know he's OK now and Billy realises Anne knows something. She confesses she met Toadie in a park with Lance but she has no idea where he's staying. Lance knows but won't tell anyone. Billy is annoyed and asks Anne to tell Lance to come and see him at lunch time.
Anne and Lance have come to see Billy at lunch time and Lance is annoyed about being interrogated and that Anne didn't keep quiet. He's made a promise to Toadie and refuses to break it. Lance leaves and Billy tells Anne he can't blame Lance for being loyal, but why didn't Toadie come to him instead? Anne says it's because of his parents. Billy just wishes he could speak to Toadie; he's sure he could talk him round. Anne suggests they follow Lance next time he takes him food.
Harold comes home with a bunch for flowers for Madge. Madge wants to know what's going on with him. The worst thing is that he lied. Harold says she seemed so proud of him he thought it was better to let her believe he had a job. He tells her she has no idea what it was like for him looking for a job, being told he was old and useless day after day. Madge tells Harold she has always respected him and this work with foster kids sounds more worthwhile than working for a courier company. She forgives Harold but asks him never to lie to him again.
Caitlin comes in and tells Anne that James is ringing her tonight. He's gorgeous and really nice; she's surprised Anne didn't go after him herself. Anne says she already has the perfect boyfriend. Billy runs in and tells Anne he's just seen Lance with a big bag of greasy jam doughnuts! They rush out of the shop to follow him.
Park / Street
Billy and Anne are following Lance as he eats a doughnut. Lance turns around and Billy and Anne hide behind a tree... and then a car, and then a playground. Lance finishes the last doughnut as he arrives at the Greenwood house. Billy and Anne realise they've wasted their time.
Billy and Anne return, complaining about how dumb they were following Lance all that way. Billy hopes he gets sick from all the doughnuts. Anne asks him if he really thinks he could talk Toadie into coming back. Billy says he could give it a go so Anne suggests he try Toadie's mobile again. Billy dials the number and Anne hears ringing coming from somewhere. Toadie answers and Billy tells him not to hang up; they need to talk.
Anne goes outside and opens the door under the house. She takes the phone from Toadie and tells Billy that Toadie is under the house.
Back in the living room, Billy tells Toadie he's proved his point and needs to come home otherwise things will only get worse. Toadie says he's damaged school property, put people's lives at risk, is living in a cellar, and has to sit his exams in the city... he can do without facing up to the doc until after the exams. Billy says studying for his exams in a cellar is the stupidest thing he's ever heard.
Lance comes home and sees Toadie has been found. He asks him why he doesn't go and take a shower now everyone knows where he is. Toadie makes them all promise to keep quiet about where he is but Billy refuses. Toadie says if he tells his parents he'll walk out the door and Billy will never see him again; either they do things Toadie's way or they're through as mates.
Harold has brought Madge to see Tracey and the foster kids. He says hello to Paul McClain and tells Madge that Paul is very quiet but will chat away with him. Madge tells Harold he's always been great with kids. Harold introduces Madge to Tracey who says Harold is one of the best volunteers they've ever had.
Susan is telling Karl it's down to the final three candidates for the principal's job in Wangaratta. Billy sneaks out of the house behind them with a pile of clothes but drops something. Susan turns around and picks it up. She tells Karl her final interview is in a couple of days and it would mean a lot for her to have his support. Karl says he'll do his best. Susan realises she's holding a shirt of Toadie's.
Toadie is out of the shower, drying his hair, and Anne asks when he's going to cut that off. Toadie jokes that he won't be making the same mistake as Samson! Billy arrives with Toadie's clothes. He's still not happy about keeping quiet but Toadie reminds him they agreed to do it his way. There's a knock at the door and Susan tells Billy she knows he's in there. Toadie goes to hide and Anne opens the door.
BILLY: Mum, Dad, what are you doing here?
KARL: Cut the shenanigans, mate. Where is he?
BILLY: Where's who?
KARL: You know who I'm talking about.
SUSAN: (holding up Toadie's shirt) You dropped this on your way over.
KARL: So just cut the lies. I want to know where Toadie is and I want to know this instant!