Susan sticks up for Karl at the cricket and he takes a mark etc.
Jack tells Michelle about him and Nina.
Jack takes Lori down to the pool and carries her to the edge. He tells her she doesn't have to go in, but she says she wants to prove something to herself, so he eases her into the water. She's afraid at first but asks him to let her go. She keeps herself afloat for a while then calls him as she starts to go under. She says she wanted to see if she could do it without him, but he says he doesn't need to, he's right there and kisses her gently.
Nina's reading on her own when Connor comes and says it's déjà vu, Nina reading alone. He thinks she's feeling sorry for herself so suggests she come and help him with a job to cheer her up. She wonders about what Michelle will think, but he says Michelle knows they're friends. Harold comes to say he's made a scrap-book of the play and wants her to see it. She obviously doesn't want to, so Connor makes an excuse and takes her away.
Karl's being feted by a group of men at the pub, reliving his glorious day. Susan's ready to go home but he persuades her to stay for one more. While she's getting drinks, Candace comes and talks about his prowess on the football field. He asks her to come to dinner as he thinks the thing between her and Susan is stupid and should end. She's not keen at first but agrees. He tells Susan when she returns and makes a quick getaway as she reacts…'What….!'
Lori in the water, using floaties. Jack comes and puts his arms around her, saying they've been through a lot together. Lori replies that this is the biggest one yet. She thanks him for sticking by her and he says of course he'll stick by her.
Susan's ranting and raving about having to cook and clean etc for her arch-enemy. Karl says again that he thinks they should have more in common than not and she agrees to 'play nicely with his guest'………..but he owes her.
He follows her in like a chastened schoolboy.
Harold observes that Nina and Connor are really chirpy. Nina thanks him for being her friend and he says he always will be, taking her hand just as Michelle comes into the Coffee Shop and stops dead in the doorway, looking at them.
Lori cuddles up to Jack on the lounge, saying what she really wants is to go back to school. When Michelle rushes in, Lori tells her she's going back to school the following day and they should have a girls' night out to celebrate. Michelle pretends Nina has a singing thing on so they won't ask her to come with them.
While Lori gets ready, Michelle comments to jack that they looked pretty cosy and tells him that Lori's too good to be messed around. She asks if the Nina thing's in the past. He replies a bit impatiently that right now Lori need him. He thinks maybe he was taking Lori for granted because she was always around but since the accident he's realised how selfish he was being. He thinks he's falling for her all over again.
Susan's stomping around clearing the dinner dishes. Karl whispers to her at the sink 'any danger of you making the slightest effort?' She goes back to the table, jaw set, and almost hisses 'So, Candace, read any good books lately?' Karl just shakes his head.
Connor's talking about how much he misses having Michelle around and tells her it's just a matter of time, he's just waiting. He realises Nina's thinking of someone and suggests it's Taj so she just needs to wait for him to come round to being friends. Harold comes up to them with his scrap-book. Nina agrees to look at it but her face falls when the first picture is of her and Jack kissing.
Candace wants to leave, realising that she has outstayed her welcome. But she stops and says that she and Susan have to have it out. They argue; from Susan's point of view, Candace made decisions that undermined her authority and from Candace's perspective, she felt she was in Susan's shadow and had to assert herself very forcibly to make it clear she was in charge. Nothing's going to change until Susan learns to respect her and her position.
Kennedys', the following morning
Karl has received a letter from his aunt in New Jersey asking him to come to visit her within a week. She's recently widowed, not very well and so keen for him to come she's paying the fare, so Susan believes he should go.
Jack comes and asks if it's OK for Lori to go back to school. Susan says it's OK. Karl tells her she's right as always, he should go as family is so important.
Jack's wheeling Lori, accompanied by Taj and Michelle when they see Connor bring her and a big box of stuff. Lori insisits Jack go and help Nina though he's slow to agree. Nina's chirpily explaining that Connor gave her a lift as he passed her a short distance back when she sees he's a bit distant. She thanks him. 'Jack replies 'The last person you should be thanking is me'
Taj and Michelle are helping Lori around when Nina and Jack arrive in. Susan welcomes Lori back and tells her she should go or she might get a detention for being late. Candace Barkham overhears and asks her if she'd really give Lori a detention. Susan says coldly that she believes in the same rules for all and Candace says equally coldly 'Me too'.
Karl has told Harold he'll be back at lunchtime but suddenly remembers he can't when Harold mentions that will give him a chance to show him his play scrapbook. He collides with Connor who asks him about some special Renault hub-caps he needs to find for Lou.
Connor asks him about being a hero at the football. Karl mentions a function they have planned on Sunday morning which he might have to miss.
CONNOR: Not a bunch of footy men running round in skirts is it?
KARL: No, but that might happen a bit later.
Connor's eyes widen as Karl whispers in his ear what it is.
Lori is about to go home. Nina offers to get any stuff she might need from the library. Michelle suggests Nina give her the book rather than go to their house, but Lori adds that it will be nice to have Nina call. Lori repeats her request for Nina to come round. Nina asks Michelle if she's coming to the Canteen but receives the cold response that she has stuff to do. Nina looks puzzled.
Connor's obviously not impressed by what Karl's told him and thinks he shouldn't go, but Karl answers that he doesn't want to, but it's part of being in the team. Connor wishes him luck if Susan ever finds out. Just then Susan arrives and asks 'find out what?'
Nina wants to talk to Michelle who says she's in a hurry to take a book to Lori. Michelle tells Nina to drop her innocent act because Jack has told her about them and now she's on to Connor. Nina says he's just a friend as she's moved on now. Michelle continues her lecture using words like betrayal etc.