- Anne tells Bill she wants to talk, just as the lights go out in the pub
- Charlie asks Toadie if she can stay with him
Toadie tells Charlie to relax and sit down. She tells him that she doesn't know what Rupert will do - she hasn't seen him like this before. Toad says she can stay as long as she wants. She thanks him and Joel and Toadie says it's their pleasure, forcing Joel to agree. She goes to freshen up and Joel reminds Toadie about Lance moving in. Toadie says it's a crisis situation. Joel tells him that they're committed to Lance and they need the money. Charlie comes back and asks if they're alright. She picks up what they're arguing on and she says she'll go if it's not alright. But Toadie reiterates that it's ok and Joel says so too.
Harold isn't very happy - the takings are down again. But he's had an idea - how about selling flowers? A change of tactics, rather than having to compete on an even keel. Madge agrees. Tad comes in and announces he has work experience at the video production place - he fancies himself as the next George Lucas. They tell Paul he'll have to get a move on too.
Just then a delivery man comes with 6 family sized pizzas for $72. Harold tells him, to the boys' disappointment, that they didn't order them. The man takes them back.
Phil and Ruth are packing up by candlelight. Ruth is in despair about Phil wanting to take all his back copies of Accountancy News with him while she had to give up her Vogue Living. There's a knock at the door - it's Paul and Tad and Hannah answers. They fill her in on the pizza prank and reveal they're going to set Teabag up for it. They ask for his address, and she looks worried about it.
Charlie is going to take Sarah's old room, Toadie tells Joel. He remains visibly unenthusiastic about it. Lance comes round and is introduced to Charlie. He wants to move his stuff in tomorrow and get keys cut. Toadie suggests he gets ones cut for Charlie too. Joel and Lance head to the coffee shop. Charlie tells Toadie that she knows it's not alright, but Toadie makes a joke of it, brushing off her concerns.
The Coffee Shop
Joel just wanted to get out of the house. He's worried about Toadie - it's happening too fast for him. Amy comes in, offering to buy them coffee. Joel remarks that he's short - about $1000 short and Amy is annoyed that he's going on about the failed Aeroplane game again. Joel says she's self-centred and Amy is offended. Lance desperately tries to make up lots of meanings of self-centred that involve independence and not negative things.
In the dark teeny vandals Paul and Tad pull apart Teabag's beloved BMX, throwing bits of it into the night. They shout for Teabag and when he comes out Paul throws the body of the bike into the air and they escape. Teabag, as you would think, is none too happy.
The room is full of candles. Toadie is enjoying the power failure with all the candles as it's romantic, but Charlie admits she doesn't like the smell of snuffed out candles. Toad likes the medieval feel and she tells him that he was her knight in shining armour. He leans in to kiss her. All of a sudden her expression changes and she asks what he's doing.
A second later we're back in Number 30 (must have been an ad. break in Aus). Charlie explains that he took her by surprise and she's still a bit nervy. He thinks he was insensitive. She decides to go off to bed and tells him that she's very grateful. He hopes she understands him. After she's gone he blows out and candle and remarks to himself that it does stink.
The Coffee Shop
Just as Amy puts the cups down the power comes back on - hurray for Amy! Joel wonders if she can change the drinks for cappuccinos and when Lance reminds him that he should be grateful for Amy buying them, he says it's just $998 to go. Amy ignores it, and goes on about not being self-centred. She helped Bill...and now she wants to prove it. She leaves, telling them to drink her tea (unless they think it's poisoned).
It's Hannah's last official day of school and she seems quite happy about it. She, Paul and Tad manage to walk down Ramsay Street without being engulfed by rubbish (the bin persons must still be on strike). At the end of the road is a scary sight - Teabag - dressed all in black and on a bike! He tells them it was a big mistake last night. He has friends who're scarier than him and they should come round tonight if they think they're hard enough. They're already half-way up the street, and say they just might.
Harold spies Lou putting his rubbish in the Martin's bin. The strike is over now according to Lou. Harold keeps laughing. Lou has found something - a printout. It's 'A Revolutionary's Guide'. Lou thinks it might belong to Lance and Harold concedes that he does have a track record for unsavoury pursuits. They wonder what to do - then Madge appears, asking who has to be confronted and they pretend it's Teabag. They hide the printout from her and wave her off.
Joel returns and Charlie asks if he had a good run. She hopes that she didn't inconvenience them and he hopes she gets her problems sorted out. Joel says that Toad's not really that tough - he's very genuine underneath all the bravado. Just then there's the sound of a car horn and she calls to Toadie that she's off. Joel tells her to take care and she leaves. Toadie runs out from the shower, with wet hair. He looks out the window wondering why she left in such a hurray.
The Coffee Shop
Amy asks Harold help her help people - like the old and sick and hungry. She asks about serving soup and refers to Anne helping Lily -she got a house! Harold says that isn't a reason for helping people.
Lance comes in and Amy says 'Move over Florence Nightingale'
Harold takes Lance into the kitchen 'for a word.' He starts saying that he doesn't want Lance to think he's been prying but he's found something in their bin...about overthrowing the government, violently! Lance can't believe it! What were they doing? Harold says he's avoiding the issue but Lance says he'd better stay out of people's bins - or prepare to take the consequences!!
Toadie has bought some food, to replace what Charlie had. He apologises for his behaviour where Charlie's concerned and Joel accepts. He can see he's fallen for her. Lance comes in and gives them the extra keys, telling them that Harold's accused him of being a terrorist. Toadie tells him that the print-out was his - for a law assignment. Lance wants him to tell Harold but Toadie has ideas about before that...
Harold believes Lance is very disturbed. Lou says he would be if he'd been called that. Lance arrives and Harold says they will rendezvous later. Lance watches him walk away and asks about something for his ute. Lou goes to look inside, and finds Lance has bought new boots, a mask, a revolution book and Karl Marx's Capital. Lou says suddenly that he can't help him. Lance says he'll drop in another time, laughing when he's gone.
Paul and Tad ride over to his house. Paul throws a can onto the roof. A woman walks down the road behind them and then disappears. Teabag comes out, looking angry as they watch behind a hedge. Looking around and not seeing anything Teabag goes back inside. The boys laugh.
Toad, Joel and Lance are all dressed up in army garb. Harold and Lou are coming over. Lance opens the door and Lou asks what 'this' is, holding up the printout. Just then Joel and Toad run through to the living room, Toadie doing kung-fu. Lance shouts at them 'Attention' and they stand to order. Lance asks Harold if he's in the army and he says the Salvation Army. Joel tries to charge them and they start laughing. Lou suggests they leave them to their silly games. Before they leave Toadie asks when Parliament's on - they don't want to have to go there twice - they want to knock it over in one go!
Tad hurls a stone 'for Grease Monkeys' and it ends up smashing a window! Paul is shocked and they run to grab their bikes. Just as a police officer pulls up, telling them to 'stop right there'. There's been a complaint from a neighbour. Teabag comes out, clapping and tells the officer that it's about time. They've been having a lot of trouble - damage to property, prank phone calls...Tad and Paul look at each other.