Writer: Louise Le Nay
Director: Gary Conway
Tahnee Coppin: Anna Jennings-Edquist
- "Born To Try
" by Delta Goodrem
Michelle and Tahnee talk about the exchange Student test they just sat
Susan's scared of spoiling anything
Tahnee taunts Nina and Nina explodes
Tahnee, Nina, Connor and the Scullys
Tahnee yells at Nina, who fights back and says she hates her. Harold intervenes and Nina shouts at her to shut up before storming out. Connor and Michelle come in but can't catch up with Nina.
At the Scullys', Tahnee's badmouthing Nina to Michelle and Connor, who sticks up for her. She tells Lyn that her parents have investigated the New York scholarship and allowed her to apply. As planned, this sets Lyn and Joe talking and thinking about it, as though they might change their minds. While Michelle sees Nina off, Connor rings Mrs Tucker to talk to Nina, who's out so he goes to see her. She's at the Hall practising her song, which she starts to tape. Connor arrives outside and hears her.
When Nina's song finishes, Connor comes in, clapping 'That was fantastic!' She's cross and he tells her he didn't hear the whole song. He says he knows she must be in the right, as Tahnee put him through it too. She refuses to sing for him but eventually agrees to give him the tape if he promises not to let anyone else hear it, as she isn't ready to go public yet
After talking to Tahnee's mother, Lyn and Joe tell Michelle she can apply next time, but she doesn't let on that she already has. Connor says he went to see Nina and that he doesn't believe Tahnee's victim story, although he hasn't been told Nina's point of view. He adds that he's surprised that she's so ready to be friends with Tahnee herself, but Michelle feels she's being a very good friend to her now, so they curtly agree to disagree.
The following day, Tahnee's continuing to badmouth Nina but at Michelle's instigation they pretend to agree to forget it. After Michelle's gone, Nina stands up to Tahnee again and tells her she'll never go after someone else's boyfriend, so that's how she and Tahnee are completely different.
Lyn and Joe discuss her idea of giving Michelle a gift to make up for not allowing her to sit the test. Joe gets a phone call from the Exchange Student Committee, to say she's through to the next stage. He angrily says it's time she told them the whole story………..
Karl and Susan have eaten in the pub. Lou's happy they're there together, but very cagey when Karl suggests they might do a foursome with Rosie and half-tells Karl it's over.
To the background of Nina's song, Susan runs outside after Audrey and meets Karl, who's out watering the garden. It's obvious neither wants to go in separately again, as the song says 'I've learned to love, be understanding and believe in love. But you've got to make choices….' Susan brings Karl the divorce papers and they ceremoniously tear them up. Afterwards they go inside and talk. They're both happy but agree they're not yet back to being a married couple—Susan calls it a kind of limbo, like most things for her at the moment. They each admire the way the other has handled it. Susan wishes she could tell Karl where they'd go from here, but he accepts that the present is pretty good for now.
Susan's at work in the Coffee Shop, needing advice from Harold. She wishes she could remember Madge and they talk about how much Harold misses her. She tells him about tearing the papers up and surprising Karl, who surprises her almost every day.
Later, Karl comes in with an enormous bunch of flowers for her and tells her to get ready for a Lou Reed concert he has tickets for.
Karl tries to reassure Harold that he and Lou have had tiffs before. Lou goes to tell Harold he and Rosie are having a break.
Harold visits Lou and apologises again for hurtful things he said-and to say that he's sorry about Rosie. When he adds that it's a great pity to lose their friendship, Lou replies very coldly that their friendship is over for good and walks off. Connor asks Harold if he's Ok, so Harold gives him a flyer for a Uni-FM competition for undiscovered talent to pass on to Nina. When Connor gives it to her, she's adamant she won't enter because she's not ready.