Libby telling Susan she has spoken to Taj about his crush on her.
Stu and Toadie seeing Toadie's crushed car.
Taj kissing Libby.
Media Lab at Erinsborough High
Libby angrily tells Taj that he is way out of line. Taj tries to tell her he was just being honest, but Libby gets up to go. She tells him in a daze that his essay is due in tomorrow, trying to regain composure. Taj asks her if she felt something too, “There's something special between us.” “There is nothing special between us. I'm your teacher!” She storms out.
The Coffee Shop
Harold is talking to Steph and Stu at their table. He asks them what they thought of the ad, and they look at each other in a panic. They make some nice stuff up about it, with Steph saying it was a hoot. “A hoot! Yes, that's what I am!” He walks away pleased with himself, leaving Steph and Stu laughing about their quick cover- up job. Steph then asks Stu if he'll think about giving Boyd another chance at the garage. Stu looks like he may give in.
Libby's media class is watching one of the student's films. Meanwhile, out in the hallway, Susan catches up with Boyd. She tells him that the electronics company ‘Electronic Miracles' will have him for a week's work experience. It'll mostly be getting coffee's and the like, but he also has a chance at helping them rendering a background in a game their working on. Boyd's stoked. “Keep you off the street's for awhile anyway!” Susan jokes. Boyd shamefacedly says not to worry about any more joyriding incidents, and Susan quickly apologises saying she didn't mean it that way. Back in the classroom, Libby's asking her students for opinions on the good and bad elements of Tom's video. There's no response. She asks another question, and notices Taj looking at her intently. She gets flustered while asking her next question, and says ‘Taj' instead of ‘Tom' making the class snigger. She quickly acknowledges it, and the bell goes. The students file out, and Taj walks up past Libby who is trying to ignore him.
Toadie comes in from work, excited about getting a beer. Bob's there to meet him. “Do you want a beer? I want a beer! Mmm, my tongue is hanging out like your's!” Dee and Angie burst in through the back door, overly excited about a function place they've seen. Toadie doesn't seem all that enthused, he just wants his beer. But Dee is blocking his way to the fridge, yammering on about how beautiful the venue is. Toadie starts pointing out all the negatives, like how far away it is, so Dee shuts him up with a big kiss. It works for a minute, but then Toadie asks about all the hidden extras. Angie has been reading the pamphlet, and notices they want to charge $2 extra a head for things like cutting and packaging the cake, along with the initial $43 a head. Dee gets a steely glint in her eye. “No! I'll speak to them. I'll speak to them and make them see sense.”
Steph's telling Libby about her day, but Libby's off with the fairies. Steph gives up and tells her, “out with it!” because she can tell she's got something on her mind. Libby tells her that Taj kissed her. Steph's astounded, and asked what Libby did. “I put him in his place.” Steph asks if she's going to report him, but Libby doesn't want to make an issue of it. Steph says that some icky teenager shouldn't be mauling her, and Libby says he didn't maul her, he was gentle… “but way out of line.” Steph looks concerned. “You didn‘t, y'know, enjoy it or anything did you?!” Libby looks shocked. “Of course not! No…he's a child.”
Steph says that Libby needs to talk to someone about it. Libby says she doesn't fancy talking to Candice Barkham, the Vice- Principal is a male and she wouldn't feel comfortable, and the next person down is her mum. “There is no way I'm going to talk to my mum about this again.”
Dee is on the phone to Edward, the owner of the winery. She's got a scary psuedo- cheerful voice on. She ever so politely, but forcefully, tells Edward that she wants all the extras but in no uncertain terms will she be paying for them. If he doesn't see eye to eye with her, she'll put her fiancé the lawyer on with him who'll lay charges on him with the Federal Consumer Commission. Edward changes his tune and offers Dee $41 a head all inclusive. Dee thanks him and hangs up, looking psychotic. “Ah, that feels better.” Toadie looks scared.
The Coffee Shop
Pan across from Taj drinking coffee at the counter, to Boyd and Stu at a table. Boyd's admitting to Stu that he did some cleaning at the garage in his free period. He wants to do stuff for free to make it up to him. Stu says he'll have a think about taking him back on. For a laugh, he then calls Harold over telling him to give them one of his famous smiles. Harold's only too happy to oblige, wearing his afro wig now. Boyd goes up to pay for the drinks. Harold says to Stu that it‘s a fine line to tread knowing when to forgive. He continues with his friendly advice, telling him that Boyd really looks up to him. Harold says that he wouldn't want Boyd to be scarred for life. Stu looks contemplative, and says he doesn't either. Taj gets up to go out, and crashes into Steph coming in. He catches her before she falls over and makes sure she's okay. Steph says she's fine, and looks at him uncertainly as he walks out.
Outside the Coffee Shop
Libby's waiting for Steph outside. Taj spots her and walks up to where she's standing. They make small talk, and Libby looks uncomfortable. Taj starts to say something about the kiss, but Libby interrupts saying she wants to forget it happened. Taj smiles at her saying he shouldn't have kissed her then, he should have waited till after school and he could have taken her out to dinner. Libby can't believe her ears, and tells Taj he really needs to move on. “It's a schoolboy crush!” He shakes his head, and says it's not a silly infatuation, “I love you.” “No you don't.” “Yeah, I do, and nothing's gonna change that. You'll see.” He walks off smiling leaving Libby not knowing what to do.
Libby has just told Susan that Taj said he loved her, and that he kissed her this morning. Susan is stunned, and says the conduct is way out of line. Libby says it wasn't harassment, and that it's more complicated than that. Susan gets concerned and asks if she‘s encouraged it in any way. Libby determinedly says she hasn't, it's just that they've spent a lot of time together lately, and he just got carried away. Susan gets angry and says she'll have to talk to Candice Barkham and come up with a plan… then backtracks saying she can't talk to Candice because she'll want a Royal Commission. Libby apologises, getting upset. Susan tries to be rational and sets some ground rules for Libby. No more one- on- one tutoring, no being alone in the media lab together, only talk to him at school and in a professional manner, and she's not to speak to him outside of class. “Do you want to keep your job?” “What do you mean?” “You could blow your whole career over this. You are the adult, he's the child. No one's going to see you as the innocent victim in all this.” Susan says she has to stop feeling sorry for Taj, and worry about herself and her future. Libby nods, upset.
Toadie and Stu are doing the dishes. Angie is sitting at the table, and Dee's on the phone. Toadie is telling Stu about the charity tennis match he has at work tomorrow. Dee's speaking to her mum about seating arrangements. Toadie asks Stu if he mind's who he sits next to. “As long as it's a hot chick, what does it matter?” “My Aunty Sue's got a goatee, does that matter?!” Angie says that the boys have no idea about weddings. Dee's angry voice is suddenly heard, telling her mum she doesn't give a stuff about ancient family arguments! She tells her mum to call her back when everything's all sorted. Stu and Toadie stare at her. Dee looks at her checklist and realises there's stuff in the car she needs. Dee points at Stu, “You. Come and help me, they're quite heavy, he'll do his back.” She points at Toadie. “You. Wait there, we'll pick which ones we want.” She bustles out. Stu says he's so glad it's Toadie and not him. “Stuart!” “Coming!” He races out. Toadie goes to Angie asking what's up with Dee. Angie says not to worry, all brides to be just want things perfect. “Sort of a nesting thing.” “Yeah, well at the moment she's turning into a nesting pterodactyl.”
Students are handing in their ‘The Cars That Ate Paris' essays. Taj is the only one who hasn't, and Libby says he better have a good excuse. He says he was busy doing other things, but Libby says that everyone else managed to be organized. He says he thought his video was more important, but Libby won't hear it and tells him his assignment is officially overdue. “I'd say you've got a late night ahead of you.” Taj looks stunned at her comments. “Yeah, well I was actually hoping for a hot date.” The class laughs. Libby's not impressed.
The Coffee Shop
Boyd is sitting at the counter with footy tickets, looking contemplative. Steph sneaks up behind him and asks what's up. He says that he's got two tickets for Essendon vs Hawthorn on the weekend. Daniel can't go because he's grounded, and Max is working. Steph says she's sure he'll find someone to go with. Boyd wonders if Stu'll go with him, but worries that it'll look like he's sucking up. Steph says he should make that into a joke, play it up. He thinks it's a good idea, and says he better get back to school.
Susan and Karl are in the kitchen. Susan says they'll have to do something about the Taj situation. She wants to have a talk with him. Karl says that maybe they shouldn't interfere, naming the Cameron fiasco as an example. Susan says that happened because he wanted to protect his daughter, and that's all she wants to do.
Steph's watching Stu fix a car. "I'm so bored." "Thanks a lot. You want me to do a party trick for you?" "No! I mean with my job." She says she can't be bothered anymore. Stu quips, that'll fast track her way to the top, and asks her to pass him a tool. She says there is no fast track. Stu gets annoyed at the engine he's working on, and Steph passes him the lube spray just as he asks for it. She says at least he likes what he's doing, even if it annoys him sometimes. Just before he blows his gasket again, he regains some composure and says he's going home for some lunch. Steph spots Boyd coming over, and Stu jokes with her asking her how long till Boyd's her stepson. She says not to be too harsh on him because he's got a surprise for Stu. Steph sidles up to Boyd as he walks up and says she's softened Stu up for him. He smiles and says thanks. Steph gets in her car, and Boyd walks back asking if she wants to go to the footy with him. She looks pleased and says yes.
Stu asks Toadie if he's ever seen Dee so weird before, and Toadie says no, but it's okay because he's figured out there's two Dee's. "Good Dee, and Evil Dee." Evil Dee takes over in times of high stress. Stu likens it to Darth Vader taking over Anakin Skywalker. Toadie says sort of, but it's not as permanent stating that Good Dee'll be back when he says "I do." Stu supposes so but asks, what if Evil Dee stays around forever, as he walks off. Toadie looks worried, and tries to reassure himself and Bob it won't happen as the Jaws theme music plays in the background.
Susan is telling Taj that a relationship like that has no future, and she's just trying to protect the school community, him included. "It ends now. Do you understand?" Taj asks her if she's asking what he thinks. He says that she's implying that he's not old enough to have serious feelings. He says he'll be eighteen in a week, the legal age to do a lot of things. Taj says that he thinks she's wrong, and walks out. Susan doesn't know what to do.