Maggie tells Toadie to be true to his heart
Elly says she'll never forgive Susan if she tells Joe about the Zach business
Lyn tells Flick off for wanting to go sunbathing instead of waiting by the phone for callbacks about jobs. Flick thinks she has to have a life. Lyn gives her some newspapers to look through.
Karl can't believe that Elly wants to strike a plea bargain with them. Susan is very tempted by a ceasefire and believes that Elly's actions could even be commended as she was only trying to protect Michelle. Karl can't believe his ears and thinks this all reminds him of Darcy. However they can't make a peace deal with a fifteen year old; Susan has to tell Joe and Lyn and then the school.
Tad tries to put all the bad points of living at number thirty to Matt, hoping he could take up his place when he goes. But Matt isn't going anytime soon.
Maggie comes in and Tad leaves to find a place to move into. Matt decides to make himself scarce to give Maggie and Toadie some room to discuss serious law-type matters. Toadie gets them organised and then goes to get a cuppa as Maggie wonders why Toadie hasn't been himself lately. Matt hasn't a clue what's wrong with him.
Flick downloads an assignment for her market research job; asking about car products. Flick hasn't a clue about this stuff. Lyn encourages her, telling her she's learning new things and this is just a first step. Flick is just thinking about the money.
She makes her first call only for the man in other end to say something disgusting, which makes her hang up in a rage.
Elly knows what Karl's thinking; that she's done the wrong thing, as always. But Zach was the one in the wrong. Karl can't believe she's passing the buck to Susan again. He doesn't know why he bothers with her as it's like they're from two different planets.
When Karl has gone off in a mood Elly spots Susan talking to Michelle from the window.
Michelle wanted to tell Susan and she should blame her. Susan is angry at both of them. Michelle says she was the one who came up with the idea. Susan tells her that her parents have to be told. Michelle decides to tell them herself.
Elly's still watching.
Lyn understands that Michelle was reacting to Zach's lies, which were totally untrue. Michelle thought she could handle it and that's why she didn't tell her. Flick thinks it was good of Michelle to get back at him and Lyn tells her not to encourage her sister. Michelle admits it was all her idea and Lyn can't believe that Elly wasn't behind it. Lyn is disappointed in Michelle and goes next door to sort it out. Michelle wishes Lyn had yelled at her instead of being so upset. Flick thinks Lyn will tell Joe and tells her to enjoy her freedom while it lasts.
The parents have decided to ban the kids from the dance marathon and cut their pocket money for a month. Then there's the school punishment. Lyn hopes they can ensure it won't happen again and can't help wondering that Elly was an influence on Michelle. It's hard for Susan, being aunt and principal. Karl ensures her that they'll do everything to keep Elly in line.
Michelle tells Elly about Lyn's reaction. She thinks Lyn worries too much because she's the baby of the family. Elly thinks they should go to number 28 and defend themselves but Michelle would rather not.
Matt, Flick and Tad are sunbathing. Matt has given rubbish answers for Flick's market research. Tad gives them a sneak preview of his set for the dance marathon and asks Matt if he can organise a couple of kegs of beer for it. Matt says it shouldn't be a problem.
The Coffee Shop
Elly tells Lyn that it was mostly her fault – the idea of revenge was her idea. Lyn says Michelle still did the wrong thing. Elly says that Michelle's really worried about Joe knowing – they've just made up again. Lyn says she can't keep secrets from him and thanks her for her concern.
Flick moans about her rubbish life. Tad moans about not having a good place to live. Flick wishes her life was more exciting and the boys think that nothing's stopping her from making it more fun.
They talk about parents stuffing up their relationships. Matt moans that chicks are only interested in him because of his car. Flick might join a convent. Tad says that Luke, Flick's old flame, will be at the gig tomorrow.
Lyn appears and tells Flick that her boss has left an answer machine full of messages, asking for the work she was supposed to email him this morning.
Susan has told Elly about the dance marathon and she didn't seem upset. The punishments haven't had an effect so they need a different approach. Karl goes for locking her in a room and throwing away the key. Susan thinks she would pick the lock and suggests they be patient – that nice kid is still there, underneath it all, just waiting to get out.
Toadie isn't hungry and Maggie thinks he looks terrible. She wants him to tell her what's wrong but he wants some professional distance between them. Maggie thinks they should talk about it if it's affecting his work. She can't work this closely and not be affected by it. And she cares about him. Toadie wants to get on with the work but she asks whether it's the job…or her. She knows that she gets on people's nerves sometimes. Toadie tells her that he enjoys her company and they return to work.
Susan and Karl have it out with Elly. Karl reminds her that the police would have been called hadn't her aunt been principal at the school. Karl thinks it would do her good if she was held to account for once. Elly realises she's put Susan in difficult position and they'll never see eye to eye. Therefore, in two months time, when she'll be sixteen, she'll be out of here.
Toadie tells Bob to give him some room; he's just about to do something either incredibly smart or incredibly stupid. He goes into the living room and stands behind Maggie as he tells her they need to talk. She doesn't respond and he goes on, saying she's right that he has a problem. She won't like this, but…
TOADIE: Here goes…I love you.