Episode title: Episode 4311
Australian airdate: 25/8/03
UK airdate: 23/10/03
Writer: Judith Colquhoun
Director: Jovita O'Shaughnessy
Walter Mouse: David Lennie
- "Lesson 1
" by Endorphin
Summary/Images by: Mona/Mona
Lyn is standing at the window and watching Joe, who has taken Oscar out. Harold and Max come up and the three of them start cooing at Oscar, in a manly fashion of course, and commenting on who he looks like. Harold says he looks like Lyn, whilst Max says he looks like Joe. They ask how Lyn is and Joe tells them she's exhausted, but she'll be OK. Max walks off, but before Harold does the same, he tells Joe that babies are wonderful things, "especially when you can hand them back."
Lyn who was watching the whole thing from the window quickly moves away when she sees Joe coming back.
Boyd is vacuuming the place, well one small part of the carpet whilst listening to some music. The phone is ringing, but he obviously can't hear it. Max comes in and answers the phone. Boyd comes over just as Max mentions Heather's name. He immediately starts miming to Max that he doesn't want to talk to her. Max then tells Heather that Boyd is there, but Boyd tells him to tell her that he's busy.
Lyn picks up Oscar and asks Joe to make them a cuppa, but Joe follows her and asks her how she manages to stop Oscar from crying as soon as she picks him up. He figures it's probably a mother thing. As Joe walks off to the kitchen he tells her that Oscar is due for a feed, but she tells him she just fed him. Joe then tells her it's been four hours since his last feed and Lyn realises that she'd forgotten.
Max walks in carrying two drinks and tells Boyd that Heather has cleaned up her act. To which Boyd replies "Unlike Sky you mean?" Max tries to say that he wasn't talking about Sky, but Boyd tells him he's too obvious.
Harold says that Sky and Boyd probably don't have anything in common. Sky tells him that she never said that. Harold then says that seeing that she only has another week left in Erinsborough, it'd be silly for her to make close friends. She then shoots back, saying if she thought like that then there'd be no point in her building her relationship with him either.
Max asks if Boyd really likes the music that Sky got him into and Boyd says yes and that he also likes the jumper she gave him too. He tells Max to "face it, Heather is just so boring."
Harold is telling Sky that he doesn't have anything against Boyd, in fact he thinks Boyd is quite a nice young lad. But he thinks teenagers get so intense so quickly. Sky then says that she thought he was worried that she'd be too much of a loner.
Max is telling Connor about some boxes of 70's magazines he found in the back and how it reminded him of when he was 13 again. He then tells Connor that the magazines would probably be worth a lot now and he and Lou could sell it over the web. Connor then reminds him that Lou fired him and Max says if he'd had a say in the matter... Steph arrives and he loses his train of conversation. She asks him about Boyd and Max asks her about work. She tells him and then asks him again about Boyd and Max says it's all cool. He then tells her that Heather likes Boyd again and Steph says that's good. Max agrees initially until he does a Boyd and repeats Boyd's words about Heather being boring.
Lyn is feeding Oscar, but she doesn't look like she's enjoying it. Joe and Susan then walk in. They're talking about the old days and how breast feeding tends to float in and out of fashion. Susan then notices that Lyn looks a bit uncomfortable and Lyn tells her that it hurts a bit. Susan offers to call Karl, but Lyn tells her she's got all the creams and stuff. Joe then mentions the christening and how it's only next week, but he quickly realise he touched on a sensitive topic and shuts up. Lyn then asks Susan if she would want to be Oscar's godmother and she agrees. Lyn then looks pointedly at Joe and says that all they need now is for Joe to pick the godfather. Joe tries to make excuses and Lyn tells him that Oscar will have kids before he decides.
The Coffee Shop:
Boyd and Sky are talking about their grown ups' reactions to their apparent more then friends relationship. Sky suggests they get to them by going out on a date. A pretend date, which Boyd made sure to clarify.
Joe walks out to find Lyn crying. She tells him she can't feed Oscar and how painful it is when she tries. Joe tries to comfort her by telling her what a great mother she is and that just because she can't breast feed Oscar, doesn't mean he'll love her any less when he's older. After Joe's gone into the kitchen, she gets up and goes over to Oscar and tells him she's really trying.
Both Harold and Max try to make plans for their teens (Boyd and Sky), but they both brush their old folk off and say they have plans with each other. Boyd and Sky, both taunt them by mentioning all the bad stuff they could do - like get a tattoo, go to a pub, shoplift.
Max tells Steph that he doesn't want Boyd to turn into another one of those angry teenagers. (I take offence to that statement - What pray tell is wrong with us?) Steph tells him that Boyd is a smart kid and that Max has nothing to worry about. They hug and she crosses her fingers.
Lyn is sitting on the couch covered in gifts and she's crying/laughing. Joe and Susan are leaning over her as Susan holds a toy kitten (I think).
Susan: I know exactly how you feel. Emotions all over the place. At least you're laughing too. (Sounds kind of like she's giggling. lol)
Next is Harold. He's brought Wind in the Willows and says he thinks every child should have a copy. Lyn starts crying/laughing/giggling again and he quickly surmises that she has the baby blues.
Next in the line is....Max! He has some flowers. When Lyn starts crying (this time she sounds like she's crying) he quickly whispers to Max, saying he thought these were her favourites. Joe tells him they are. Max tries to tell her over the crying, that she'll be alright after a couple of days and that his wife went through the same thing after she had Boyd.
Finally, Connor. He's bought a wee tiger. Looks a bit like Tigger actually. He seems a bit freaked out by Lyn's outburst and starts asking Joe what he did. Joe tells him he's done nothing. Connor says he thought new mothers were meant to be radiant, and Joe tells him that "they are radiant, mate, when the kid's 20 and moved outta home".
Connor walks in and asks for a beer. Max says that it's his rostered day off, but he's sure Lou will get you a beer... He then notices the note stuck to the wall, obviously indicating that Lou is not present. Max asks him if he's found another job and he says he's got a few in line, but he wants something where he gets some respect.
The Coffee Shop:
Sky and Boyd discuss what they can do, and when Boyd suggests they go bowling, Sky says he lacks imagination. She then points out a random customer, a man, with hair that from this angle looks like a wig, and says they should follow him. Boyd tells her she's mad when she gets up to follow him.
Steph and Max are playing a game of pool and discussing Boyd. Max says that after his afternoon with Sky, Boyd will go running back to Heather. Steph tells him to not say 'I told you so' when it happens and that he's lost the game. Connor then rushes over and tells them about the scam he pulled off. Max tells him that Lou is in the back, which Connor gets excited about and he runs off to tell him.... Except no one is there. Connor admits he'd like to work with Lou again, but his 3 months are up. Max then offers him a job at the pub, which Steph tries to get him to reject. Connor agrees, "apart from the part about me kissing Lou." Max emphasises that Connor is working for him and not Lou.
Sky and Boyd are following their axe murderer down the street. Sky tries to tell him that a mind as distorted as their alleged axe murderer will do things unusual such as pick out his victims in broad daylight. Boyd then points out that all he's done is "bought some groceries, tried on a pair of shoes and paid a gas bill." Boyd obviously doesn't take the situation as seriously as she does, but runs along with it when their axe murderer disappears around the bend.
Max is talking shop to Connor. He gets Connor to make a gin and tonic, whilst Connor is just itching to pour the beer.
Boyd and Sky are outside the alleged axe murderer's place and they are looking in through the window. Boyd says he's hungry, which doesn't impress Sky. She tells him that he'll never become a detective. They watch as the man prepares his food. Suddenly he zips off to the side and comes back with another table, then he goes back again (and I swear I thought he was going to bring out an inflated woman) and comes back with a dog and starts feeding it. He then looks up and notices Boyd and Sky and they bolt (holding hands mind you).
Lyn is cutting the pumpkin when she suddenly starts saying "Oh no." Steph asks her what's wrong and she says she's cut the pumpkin in chunks when she was supposed to slice it. Steph asks whether it really matters and Joe tells her it doesn't. He then comes up and tries to comfort Lyn. Joe tells Steph that Lyn went through the baby blues with all of her children. And after he leaves, Lyn tells her that she'll be fine by tomorrow. After Steph leaves, she doesn't look that convinced.