- Susan telling Hannah that they have a new girl starting at Erinsborough High – Denise Cook – and she was hoping Hannah would befriend her as she's had some troubles.
- Hannah asking Denise about her last school. Zoe asking Denise if she was expelled.
- Denise graffitiing a car and wall at Carpenter's Cars – and ending up fighting with Hannah and shoving her to the ground.
Lou and Drew are looking at the graffiti, particularly that on Hilary Grant's car. Lou sighs that he'll be writing cheques for her favoured charities for months to come. Drew says he might still get it off. Lou curses that he can't wait to get his hands on Hannah.
At the kitchen table, Patrick is telling Ruth and Philip that he has no friends at school. The ‘phone rings and Philip goes to answer it in the lounge room. In the kitchen, Patrick says he's going to have to run away again. On the ‘phone, Philip tells Lou in surprise that that doesn't sound like Hannah at all. At that moment, Hannah comes in, paint visibly on her shirt. Philip looks at her and tells her that he'll take her to talk to Lou.
A while later, Hannah is exclaiming to Lou that she didn't *do* anything – Susan asked her to help Denny out, but she's a pain, and whatever Denny does doesn't have anything to do with *her*. Lou snaps that he's not giving Hannah any more work until this is sorted out. He warns Philip that this young Denny could really lead Hannah astray; he should keep them apart. Hannah storms off and Philip follows her out of the yard. Lou looks at Drew, who's managing to get the graffiti off Hilary Grant's car. He sighs that maybe he's picked a bad time to go up and see Lauren. At that moment, an attractive young woman walks up and asks for a word with Drew. Drew looks at her and smiles:
DREW: Shelley! What are you doing here?!
Ruth hangs up the ‘phone and tells Amy that her mum won't be long. Amy looks at Patrick and comments that things will work out. Patrick, however, sighs that his mum and dad will go mad at him. Amy comments to Patrick that she had no idea he was so unhappy. Patrick retorts that *she's* the one who has all the friends and has all the fun. Amy remarks that she thought he did things he liked; she thought his life was exactly how he wanted it to be. Patrick thanks her for trying to help.
Out in the lounge room, Hannah storms into the house and marches to her room.
Drew and Shelley walk into the bar and Drew smiles at Shelley that he can't believe she's getting married! He asks what brings her down to the big smoke, and Shelley explains that Ray wanted her to meet his gran, and she's too frail to head up to Oakey for the wedding, so here she is. Drew remarks that he can't believe she's marrying Ray Hansen: neither of them seemed interested in each other. Shelley grins that she got fed up of waiting for *him*! She then asks if he's seeing someone. Drew starts to say that that, as it happens—. Shelley interrupts and asks when she gets to meet her! She then suggests they have dinner tonight – the three of them. Drew looks suddenly worried.
There's a knock on the front door and Libby opens it to Sarah, who snarls:
SARAH: How *dare* you!
SARAH: I've just got off the ‘phone from Catherine, in London. Apparently Mal's saying I'm the Wicked Witch who led Karl astray.
LIBBY (shrugs): Well, that's a concise way of putting things.
SARAH (angrily): A warning, Libby: if you're going to go around spreading lies about me, you're gonna find yourself in a heap of trouble.
LIBBY (retorts): Look, I haven't spoken to Mal *or* Catherine, but if you're feeling ashamed of yourself then you deserve to be.
With that, she shuts the door in Sarah's face.
Philip opens the front door to Josie Greenwood and lets her in. She looks at Patrick and remarks darkly that she can't believe he faked a letter and got out of camp. Philip suggests that he make a cup of tea, and he heads to the kitchen. Josie goes on at Patrick, telling him that they're in damage control here: his father's on the ‘phone to the school as they speak, trying to smooth some pretty irate tempers.
Joel arrives home from a run and Libby asks him if he's seen Billy, as he told Malcolm about what happened there, and Mal told Catherine and *she* told Sarah and Sarah just came there. Joel, however, admits that that might have been *him* who told Mal: the ‘phone rang just before he was going out – Mal had just got back from his bus tour of Ireland; he said he couldn't help him, but Mal was hanging out, so he gave him the main facts – and for the record, he didn't rubbish Sarah. Libby mutters:
LIBBY: Couldn't even get *that* right.
Josie tells Amy to Patrick to go and wait in the car, but Amy retorts that she's not going to be Patrick's keeper. Patrick heads outside on his own. Philip tells Josie that Patrick warned that he'd run away again if he couldn't change school.
Driveway of No. 26
Patrick sits in the driver's seat of his mum's car and starts the engine.
Amy tells her mum that Patrick has started the car. Philip says he'll go and see what he's up to.
Driveway of No. 26/Ramsay Street
As Philip heads down the driveway, Patrick reverses his mother's car down it and drives down the street. Philip quickly jumps in his car and follows him.
Libby opens the door to Drew and asks him coolly what she can do for him, as she's pretty busy. Drew remarks that he guesses this isn't the best time to ask for a favour. Libby asks what it is. Drew says:
DREW: OK… um… Lib, I, um, need a girlfriend for tonight. Urgently.
Libby grins and asks if this is some sort of proposition! Drew explains that he needs a mate – someone reliable – to buy dinner for: his friend Shelley is in town for a couple of days and he kind of told her he had a girlfriend. Libby asks why. Drew shrugs that he's not sure really; he didn't want to look like a loser. Libby smiles that she'll do it, but it's going to cost him! She then asks if it wouldn't be easier just to tell the truth, as this could all blow up in his face.
Philip is driving along, looking for Patrick in his mother's car. He spots it pulled to the side of the road. He brings his car to a halt, walks up to Patrick and asks him what the hell he thinks he's doing.
Drew and Shelley are playing darts, reminiscing about old times. Drew then asks Shelley if she's got everything organised for her wedding and she nods that she has. She adds with a grin that it could've been *him* she was marrying… Drew looks at his watch and comments that he hopes Libby makes it – she's got a pretty heavy uni commitment at the moment. Shelley smiles that she's sure they can amuse themselves…
Philip and Patrick walk into No. 26 and Josie gives her son a hug and tells him that he did such a silly thing: his father's nearly demented. She, Amy and Patrick then all hug in relief.
Drew and Shelley are playing pool. Shelley comments that Libby mustn't be coming and Drew suggests that they go ahead and order. At that moment, though, Libby comes in. Drew grabs some flowers from the bar and hands them to her. Shelley remarks that he was never that thoughtful when *they* were going out. Drew then orders champagne. Shelley looks disappointed that *she* didn't get that treatment.
A while later, Libby, Drew and Shelley are talking about Drew's tattoo, which says ‘Rose' – his mother's name. Shelley remarks that the two of them act more like best friends than lovers sometimes. She goes to pay, but Libby tells her that Drew never lets ladies pay for *anything*. Shelley tells Drew that Ray was hoping they'd catch up tomorrow night. Drew says he's free but Libby can't make it. Libby, however, says she can reorganise things to be there! Drew looks as though he'd rather she couldn't!
Joel is showing Sarah the front page of the local paper, about the hospital kids, and she tells him that she couldn't have done it without him. Joel then confesses that it wasn't Libby who spoke to Mal, it was *him* – and he didn't comment on rights or wrongs. Sarah insists that it was just two people who found themselves in an impossible situation. She thanks Joel for telling her. He asks if he's off the hook and she nods that he is. She tells him just to stay off the subject of Libby Kennedy and they can be friends.
Drew is standing on the balcony of No. 22 as Philip heads up the street. Philip asks how Hilary Grant's car is looking and Drew smiles that it ended up pretty well. Philip turns to head up to No. 26, saying ‘morning' to Joel and Sarah as they head out of No. 30.
A short time later, Sarah is standing at a bus stop, looking at the Erinsborough News. She doesn't notice a man clad in black, wearing roller blades, creep up on her. He grabs her handbag from where it's hanging over her shoulder, causing her to fall to the ground, and skates off down the road.