Paul walks out on Flick and the steamy French movie they're watching to ‘go for a walk'.
Lou and Karl moan about Joe's boundary dispute and Karl vows to fight it to the bitter end, while Joe stands behind the fence at number 26, eavesdropping and contemplating lighting up a cigarette.
Behind the fence at number 26
Joe lights up as the moany twosome moan on. Immediately he begins to cough and then climbs up to see them over the fence, telling them not to mind their petty gossiping – their private backstab. Joe tells Karl (or Kennedy, as he calls him) that their meeting is off – and he's driven him back to the fags! Karl tells him not to blame them for his failings. Lynnie comes round the back to see Joe ranting over the fence. Joe tosses the cigarette into Karl's backyard only for Karl to throw it back. Lynnie is not impressed and she tells him off for squabbling. Karl and Lou agree and Joe looks like he might explode with rage. Then she grinds the cigarette into the dirt with her foot.
The Coffee Shop
Paul is brooding at the coffee shop when Tad walks in, refreshed from his trip away. Paul fills him in on trying to avoid Flick – he's trying to do the friends thing and it's so hard. He got embarrassed when she acted he wasn't there. Tad asks what she'll think when she's left him all alone and Paul looks even gloomier.
Harold comes in and sees Flick watching the movie. He looks at the screen and thinks it's a touch…French. Flick fills him in on the plot, which Harold thinks it's very interesting but can't say much for the method of filmmaking. When Harold finds out Paul's left her alone she decides to leave and he tells her no rush for her to return the video.
Joe doesn't know what the big deal was – it was only one puff. It's just been the stress. Lyn isn't impressed – he's a grown man! Joe says that if he decides to smoke he will. Flick comes in and immediately scolds him for even thinking about taking it up again – how gutless and inconsiderate! Michelle chips in. Joe shouts at them to get off his back, and then agrees with them – he didn't much like those few puffs. Michelle gets the bin – the ciggies are binned! Lyn brings up the petty bickering, but Joe says if she thinks he's sitting down with Dr Do-Good and his publican mate she's got another thing coming. But they promised Susan! Joe tells her sorry but it ain't gonna happen.
Dr Do-Good and his publican mate, cuppa in hand, are talking about the very same thing. Susan isn't impressed – she thinks that they are childish and puerile for gossiping. Karl's glad Joe knows now. She asks if they've checked out the claims but they haven't yet.
Harold's giving Paul an earful about leaving Flick on her own. And then he gets to the choice of video – it was a little…romantic. In future he should be a bit more prudent. Tad tells him that's there no way he can just be friends with Flick – the video proved it.
Lyn asks where Flick disappeared too – she says she was doing homework with Paul. Michelle asks what kind of homework – maybe French? In true brattish little sister fashion she produces the video. Joe grabs it from the girls and asks what it is. Flick yells at Michelle for going through her things. Joe thinks he'd better have a look at it.
Karl comes in with his partner in crime with measuring paraphernalia and undercover attire, saying that they were right. Susan can't believe it – they even dressed for the occasion! It stops right here, right now! Karl says it stops at the council tomorrow and their measurements will prove it. Susan asks if the Hardy boys are expert surveyors too. She brings up the meeting, but they think Joe can't be trusted.
Flick is still yelling about Michelle's invasion of privacy and civil rights as they watch the video. Joe whistles – it's just so well shot! Lyn says it's a M15+ rating - adult supervision required. Flick says Harold was there for a while. Joe says ‘That would straighten out his tuba.' Flick admits he was a bit uncomfy. Lyn doesn't think it's that bad and Joe thinks it's quite good. Lyn's glad she's seeing someone her age – but Flick doesn't have a crush on him and Joe's glad she isn't interested in boys at her age. When their parents have disappeared off Flick tells Michelle she's going to get her back for this.
Paul goes off to bed and Harold wants to catch up with Tad. Tad admits he had fun and he came to the conclusion that he's going to look for his real parents. Harold asks if he's told Coral and Barry but he says it's his decision. Harold says they're very worried. Tad heads for bed, but beforehand he thanks him for the support.
Flick yells at Steph to get out the shower. Lyn tries to test Joe for smoke and tells him not to forget the meeting with Karl and Susan. But he's unresponsive. Michelle comes in wearing Flick's scrunchie, and to her surprise, Flick says it looks good on her, as long as no one tries to put a spell on her. Michelle can't believe she knows about her love spell.
Susan can't believe the amount of boring drudgery that comes with her job. Karl prescribes lunch before he remembers he has to go to the council. Susan pleads with him not to – they have to sit down and talk with Joe. Karl starts to whinge about the Scully's as the sound of Steph's motorbike fills the house – they're trouble. It used to be so nice and quiet here before they moved in.
Flick and Michelle wave Steph off and join up with Tad and Paul. Michelle asks if Paul is feeling funny today - he thinks she's weird.
Meanwhile Susan is promising to take Karl to lunch, somewhere expensive but he won't budge. He's so pigheaded! ‘Love you,' Karl says as he drives off. Just then Lyn appears and waves Karl off with a big smile. She tells Susan they have to do something about this – does she have time for lunch today?
The Corridors of Erinsborough High
Paul wonders what Michelle's problem is - she's been following him around all day. ‘Nothing,' she tells him and slopes off. Flick appears and tells them about the spell. She asks him for a big favour – to act like it's worked. After Flick's perseverance he agrees and she thanks him before leaving. Tad calls him a sucker – he was putty in her hands.
The Coffee Shop
Lyn organises food for the salon opening. Susan arrives, late, and they sit down – they can't get their men to sit down and talk about this. Susan doesn't know what to do, but Lyn has an idea…
The Corridors of Erinsborough High
Michelle appears at Paul's side and he asks her about her day to her delight. She asks him to come over to her house and listen to Boy4's new CD. He agrees as Tad and Flick look on, laughing. Michelle looks pleased as punch.
Michelle tells her friend over the phone all about the Paul incident before Lyn chases her off to her bedroom. Joe comes home and tries to kiss Lyn's head but she moves away. He asks about her day and she replies flatly. He tries to kiss her again and she gets right up out the chair. She tells him that while this land dispute continues it's hands off. He laughs. She's not joking – until he can sit down and sort it out, there's no kissing or touching, no nothing. Joe can't believe it.
Meanwhile, at the K's, Karl says Susan can't be serious. But she is – until he gets his act together with Joe, he can forget it.
Susan: Yes, it, Karl. Forget it.
He looks mighty confused.
‘Sweetheart,' starts Joe. But Lyn tells him that that's the way things are and that's that – ‘So, either get it together, or forget it altogether.'
Joe looks stony is disbelief.