Jack is complimenting Valda on the food and apologises for saying he knows where his mother got it. She says it's Ok - it may be genetic. Harold comes in and tells Lou excitedly that he missed 'quite a gig'. Connor and Lori thought 'it was cool' and he tells the incredulous Lou that he did the 'Coffee Shop Rap'. As 'a favour to a friend' Harold begins to perform it, as Lou's eyes widen.
Libby has got ready for her date with Cameron. Susan welcomes him and chats, but Karl's quite rude and when Susan tackles him after they've left, he says he won't be a hypocrite. He feels Libby expects to reap the benefits of their being on tap all day to help with Ben and her dog and then not accept some of the responsibilities that go with it. She grudgingly agrees.
Lyn's in a weird position on the lounge, while Joe examines a book beside her. The headphones go 'on the pubic bone' (Just as well we've got the house to ourselves, Lynnie). They have a discussion about the music to be played and end up laughing.
Valda tells Jack she once deliberately broke her wrist to get out of an exam and they're generally enjoying themselves. Jack tells her it's been great and she replies that it's good to know one member of the family isn't too ashamed to be seen with her in public. He feels his mother will come round.
Libby comments that the meal has been delicious. She lists all his attributes, saying he's quite a catch and she's surprised he isn't beating people off with a stick. She lets him choose the music, so he calls her 'a risk-taker', which makes her stop and think. When he gets back to the table, he asks how she is as he doesn't want her to do another runner. 'Better than fine', but she still looks pensive as she watches him pour a drink.
Valda tells Lou that the meal went beautifully and she's so proud that handsome young man's her grandson. He tells her she'd deserved it and it's been a long time coming. She feels that only one thing could have made it any better.
Cameron is ready to take Libby home thinking she was hinting by looking at her watch. She says no, she's never subtle and he'd know if she wanted to go. He asks what she'd like to do and they kiss. She suggests they have some of a liqueur he mentioned. He tells her it's not something to consume too quickly so she replies that she's not in a hurry to go anywhere tonight. 'Stay right there' and he rushes off while she finishes her coffee.
No 26, morning:
Jack rushes in for breakfast and makes sure he tells Lyn and Joe that he went to dinner with Valda. He tells Lyn it's not easy for Valda either and he's not going to pretend she doesn't exist, as she's a part of the family. Lyn says she's aware that Valda's his great-aunt. Jack contradicts her, saying that Valda's his grandmother. Lyn leaves after coldly commenting that it's nothing to do with her any more, he can call Valda what he likes.
Karl has made a sarcastic comment about Cameron and leave. Susan and Libby have a heated discussion about his attitude, with Susan explaining that he finds it hard to be the dad when she wants and turn it off when she doesn't. Ben didn't go to sleep until after 2.30, when Libby was still not home. Libby can't tell her what time she did come in, but they both have an underlying grin as Susan asks if she's seeing him again and Libby says 'it was a nice night'.
Karl and Cameron are discussing patients and Karl takes up a remark Cameron makes about sometimes needing aggressive treatment. Finish on a fairly hostile note, to start work.
Lyn comes in, face set really hard and asks to speak to Valda. She tells her jack doesn't speak for the rest of the family and she won't have her using Jack to get to her. It isn't going to happen. Lou comes and looks at her really sympathetically as she tries to retain her composure.
School editing suite:
Libby comes in while Taj works on his video. She says they need to sort a few things out - she knows he has certain feelings for her and despite his embarrassment and reluctance to listen, goes on to tell him that she doesn't want any unresolved issues affecting his schoolwork. She feels she understands how he's feeling, but at his age feelings change so quickly. She's flattered but is sure he knows that nothing can come of this and they should just put it behind them. He assures her that he doesn't feel awkward or anything and they carry on working on the film.
Taj and Libby have seen the end of the video and she comments that it's coming on really well. He's a bit negative and distant, but she continues to make suggestions as he just sighs.
Valda wants a Moulin Rouge theme night, for the fun and sparkle. Lou's not keen and as she chatters on, he tells her to stop and he knows she's upset, so they discuss Lyn. Lou explains that at least she's made contact and she has so many issues to deal with she'll have to come to terms with those first. Valda's angry that Lyn accused her of using Jack, but Lou points out that she was lashing out and she will come round if Valda waits. She says angrily she's not going to be patient, she's had enough.
At one of the tables, Libby has told Susan about her talk to Taj. She says he was really squirming and so was she, but it was ridiculous sensing all the tension and pretending it wasn't happening. They agree there's a lesson to learn and maybe mother knows best, but Libby's just so glad it's dealt with. She doesn't need a handbook for the other trials she'll meet as a teacher, as she ahs her mother.
Joe and Lyn are surprised that the baby hasn't turned and have a funny little chat with Karl about whether they played the right music. 'We even played it the flaming Carpenters'. Libby's outside as they leave with Karl and when he assumes she's there for him, she makes it plain she's there for Cameron, who comes and suggests they go away for the weekend. They go into his room to discuss it.
Nina tells Jack she has a text message from Melody saying she must always be contactable. Jack feels she is too demanding and Nina should text her back.
Libby and Cameron have found a place they could go to in the mountains, but when she wants to check the childminding facilities, he says he'd thought they could leave Ben behind. Libby comments that Ben would love it and it would give Cameron a chance to get to know him. Cameron hesitates before telling her he has a child - Tyson, who's four - or is it five? He doesn't have much to do with him, through choice, as his ex wanted a child and he didn't. Libby asks what they're doing then. 'We're having fun, aren't we?' Libby says Ben and she are an item and that's a fairly insurmountable obstacle if he doesn't want Ben around. It would be best to call it quits -she's not angry, just if it's a choice between him and Ben, she'll choose Ben.