Alone in the dark, Toadie sifts through some things at the kitchen table. Dee arrives home with flowers for him, but he ignores them. He tells her he's looking to see if she has any more skeletons in her closet. Dee gets upset, asking him what exactly is he looking for? She grabs the diary from him and says it's from when she was 10, reading out a part about how weekends are never as great as summer holidays. She asks if this is what Toadie is looking for. Then she grabs a fan letter she wrote to Marky Mark, using sarcasm that maybe she should have told Toadie about that as well. She then grabs a letter and talks about a traumatic day, saying how just hearing Toadie's voice made her feel better again, and she didn't deserve to be that happy. She says Toadie must feel the same and leaves.
Night time at Erinsborough High and the cast are still rehearsing for the play. Harold questions why they are still using the scripts, and Nina tells him it feels more comfortable. Harold tells them he knows why the chemistry is now gone between them, where before they embodied forbidden passion. He tells them the whole play depends on people believing them. Nina and Jack think Harold knows about them, and he says they're going to deal with it as a group. Nina gets scared at the thought, but Jack asks him exactly what does he think has happened. Harold tells them the trust is gone, in the script and in each other. He says apparently it happens all the time, and Jack and Nina agree with him. Harold tells them they'll have to do an exercise in intimacy to help them get over it.
Taj meets Lori at the Coffee Shop and they discuss Michelle and Connor's return. Taj questions what Lori is writing, and she tells him she's coming up with logical reasons why 'Barky' can't make her wear a dress. No sooner said, Mrs Barkham walks in and queries why Lori is drinking coffee at this hour, and that she better be up bright and early tomorrow because she'll be filling in as her Maths teacher. She then talks to Susan at the counter about the ex-students coming in to talk to the current students, and generally makes life difficult for her. Susan tells her she's getting Jarrod Rebecchi in, and Barkham laughs, saying even she's heard about him. Susan defends him, though Barkham doesn't seem all that convinced. She walks off, telling Susan she looks forward to seeing her report on the computer retraining.
Harold gets Nina to tell Jack about a betrayal, to help them to trust each other more. Nina tells him about a girl who got her in trouble for something she did when they were young. Jack asks her questions about it while Nina answers.
At Lou's Place Dee sits forlorn at a table. Darcy sits down with her and Dee spills her troubles to him. Dee thinks that Toadie has always been so scared of them failing as a couple that now he's doing all he can about it just so he can control the process. Darcy offers sympathy and tries to make Dee feel better about the situation, saying after all people shouldn't have to tell each other about every single little thing when they're in a relationship. He offers her a room at his place so she and Toadie can have some space from each other, some privacy.
Darcy comes back with some juice and talks about being a shoulder to cry on. Dee refuses his offer for a place to stay, saying it feels so final and strange, especially with their history. Darcy reminds her that that's just what it is, ancient history, and everyone knows that. Dee still refuses, but Darcy says it might help Toadie come to his senses. He gives her the key and tells her she's welcome, though Dee says she still probably won't take him up on the offer.
Jack shares his favourite childhood book with Nina (The Poky Little Puppy). Harold gets everyone to pair off and talk about the first time they felt they belonged. Nina asks Jack if she can ask him a question, and asks if he regrets not playing soccer anymore. Jack explains about his injury and how he didn't miss playing soccer once it happened, and he didn't take his chances to play again once they occured. Nina says the same thing happened to her with dance classes when she was little, pretending she liked it just for her mother. She got a bit part in a play and her mother was devestated, pulling Nina out as 'punishment', though it made her happy. Jack smiles and tells her it's funny how things work out.
Susan talks to Toadie about his problems with Dee, though he won't volunteer any information. Susan says not to worry about the talk tomorrow, she'll reschedule it. Toadie is grateful, saying he doesn't feel very motivational at the moment. Susan offers some advice about this 'thing' not reflecting on Toadie, they just happen, and Dee would know that as well.
Nina and Jack rehearse some more, this time performing it much better. Harold applauds them, saying the performances are now perfect and they must hold onto that feeling. The couple leave.
Dee arrives home but Toadie still ignores her. Dee leaves without another word, leaving him at the kitchen table. She returns a moment later, saying it's ridiculous, and that she'll be staying at a friends place. Toadie tells her to suit herself, and she leaves, crying.
Lori shows up at school again in the boys uniform. Taj takes a picture of her and Jack with his new camera, and the foursome fawn over it. Nina asks Lori about the uniform, and she says Barky is just going to have to come out of the 50s with the girls wear dresses, boys wears pants idea. Barkham shows up and tells Lori if it takes her reporting to the office every day, then that's what they'll do. She doesn't let Lori get a word in edgewise and walks off, telling her to wear a dress tomorrow. Lori fumes and mutters 'wedgie alert' as Barkham retrieves her underwear. Taj jumps out and snaps a pic, and the gang marvel over the great shot.
Darcy gives Dee a lift to work and tells her it's not too late to cancel her appointments, but Dee doesn't want to. She complains about crying her eyes out. They meet Harold, who's very chipper, and tells them the play is going perfectly, it's a love story that will make them cry their eyes out. Harold rushes off while Darcy remarks that's all Dee needs right now, but she tells him he wasn't to know. Darcy then pulls out a lunch box, saying he made it for Dee while she was in the shower. She thanks him and asks him how long that bed will be available for, and he tells her however long it takes.
Nina asks Susan if they need questions for the end of the talk today. Susan tells her it's been rescheduled, but questions are encouraged. Lori asks if Barkham knows, and Susan replies (without much enthusiam) she will when she tells her. Taj and Jack show up with a blown up picture of Barkham and her wedgie, right as she shows up. She questions them and they run off to class. Barkham asks Susan when the talk will be beginning, asking if she won't mind if she sits in on it. Susan is about to explain it won't be on when Toadie rushes in, apologising, saying he was caught up in court. He and Barkham get introduced and he starts, cracking it off with a joke about lawyers and bullfrogs.
Harold offers Dee and Darcy some tickets to the play, saying they'll sell like hotcakes. Dee doesn't really want to get them and tries to explain, but ends up buying two. Harold realises he doesn't have them on him and says he'll drop them around, but Dee tells him she's not really living at home now. She tells him she and Toadie are having some problems, and Harold immediately apologises, saying he didn't know. He tells her not to buy two just to please him, but Dee says she'll find someone to go with.
Toadie concludes his talk to the students, telling them it's a lot of hard work and teachers like Mrs K will help keep them on track, but it's all worth it. Lori comments that a man in a suit also makes a chick magnet, but Toadie tells them all not to do things to impress people, because that hot chick or guy will just let you down. Don't trust anyone but yourself. Everyone looks a bit uncomfortable, but applaudes him in the end. Barkham praises him.
The gang comment on his talk and about how he may be having troubles with Dee. Jack tells them it's none of their business. Taj then says he's got the best idea for how to get back at Barky, and runs off with Lori. Nina gives Jack a gift, which she said she saw and just had to get. He opens it and it's a book of the Poky Little Puppy. She asks him if he likes it, and he tells her he loves it.