Erin pushes Sky over whilst in the portaloo.
Serena stands back and watched as Sky gets out, takes off her dress and walks off in her slip.
Max, Boyd, Summer and Sky are all having breakfast in the coffee shop. Sky and Boyd give Summer some advice about her first day at Erinsborough High, about who to avoid, and who to stay on the right side of. Max calls for some quiet and starts to make a typical 'dad' speach. Summer begins to look embarrased but in the end, Max just tells her to 'enjoy the adventure'. They tap their milkshake glasses in a toast and continue to eat their breakfast.
Karl is washing up as Susan comes through from the bedroom. She tells him she's going to book an appointment with the counsellor for that day and asks him what time he's free. He asks if it is really necessary for it to be that day, Susan replies saying that if he wants a trial separation then yes. Looking through his diary, Karl explains that he's got too many patients. Susan tells him that she can fit it in at whatever time he likes, but she can't do it by herself. They arrange lunchtime and Susan heads off too school.
A fellow teacher named Karen, welcomes Susan back to the school, and begins enquiring about what Karl and Susan did over the Christmas break.
Meanwhile, Karl is on the phone to Mal explaining that he's been as honest as he can to Susan, which is why he's agreed to the counselling. He tells him he doesn't think it's worth the try.
Susan feels awkward telling Karen about her Christmas, especially as Karen is keen to find out if Karl spoilt her to anything special. Susan asks Karen to cover for her at the staff meeting that lunchtime, Karen agrees thinking that Susan is going to meet Karl on romantic terms. Susan says it's good to be back and that she thinks it's going to be a really great year for everyone.
Meanwhile, Karl tells Mal that he thinks it's going to be a really rough year for everyone, circling an add in the paper about places to rent.
Connor starts complaining about Lou's jockey statue on the bar. Max tells him he can stick it in the cupboard. Connor worries that Lou might go through the roof, and goes on to say that once Lou's off playing producer they'll be able to do what they want. Max asks him what he's on about. Connor tells him that Lou had a valuer around because the Hello Dolly tour is going ahead. Max doesn't like the sound of it, but lets Connor continue. Connors says that apparently Trixie was made for the part, but they need half a million. Max asks if he's selling half the pub. Connor recons that if Max didn't know then he probably isn't Max doesn't recon so as he wasn't consulted about the coffee machine or other desicsions regarding the pub. He goes to find out leaving Connor helpess.
Summer and Lisa are trying to make their way to the assembly room. Lisa spots some other year seven's with a map of the school and points, Summer tells her not to. As they continue down the corridor, they realise the other students are laughing at them. Lisa notices that it's because they're wearing long socks, Summer suggests they just push theirs down. Sky and Boyd arrive. Boyd advises Sky to watch out for her new geography teacher who throws chalk to students who don't listen. They discuss Erin, who has received a whole term's detention. Sky reckons that she's probably plotting her next move. Boyd reminds her she was the victim, but at that moment, Erin walks past pushing Sky into the lockers.
The counsellor asks Karl and Susan why they came. Susan starts talking about Karl's drinking, but the counsellor asks Susan about her own position. Susan says she doesn't see it as a bigger hurdle than they've overcome before. She agrees that there's a lack of romance but sees it as a natural dip in the curve. The counsellor asks Susan what she hopes to get out of it. Susan talks about perspective, to help solve future problems. She says you don't get a manual when you get married. The counsellor asks for Karl's opinion, but Susan butts in saying he thinks it's a complete waste of time. The counsellor asks again for Karls answer.
Summer walks out with her lunch and sits on a bench by herself. Sky notices Summer and invites her over to join them, but Boyd doesn't see the point. At that point Lisa arrives, she and Summer agree that they need to arrange a meeting point so that it doesn't happen again.
Karl explains that he feels as though their in a rut and that there's no laughter or spark between them anymore. Susan tells him that he's bored but it's not worth throwing a marriage away over. Karls says its not something you can fix by getting a new hobby over. Susan finishes his sentence by saying ...or having an affair, with reference to Izzy. Karl insists that he isn't having an affair. Susan explains that they've been in the same position before and come through it. Susan says everyone gets bored at some time. Karl is suprised to hear that Susan has felt nuts being with him, but she says that it's life and everyone goes thoguh it. They counsellor interrupts sayng its good they've opened up, but it leaves them stumped.
Lisa is annoyed at the fact that she can't get a locker, Summer agrees that it's not fair year sevens don't get lockers, and they wonder why they have to move class but the teachers don't when there's less of them. Lisa reckons being on top was better but Summer reminds her that year twelve is still a lifetime away for them.
Max is trying to get hold of Lou, but Connor reminds him that now Trixie's moved in with him, he's declared his home a work free zone. Max is annoyed that Lou wouln't have informed him of the sale till it came to signing the papers. Max decides that as it's quiet he'll let Connor stand in chance, while he goes to find Lou in person, but before reaching the door a group of British tourists arrive asking if its too late for lunch. Max goes to 'fire up the kitchen' while Connor takes the order for the first round of drinks.
Summer is telling Boyd about her school timetable consisting of English and Art on Tuesday afternoon. She seems a bit annoyed at having double maths on Wednesday (I don't see what's wrong with it!), but says the teacher nice and so makes up for it. Boyd offers to carry Summers bag home when he discovers she's got all her books in it because she needs to cover them in sticky back plastic that night. Sky arranges to join them after school. Summer returns to lock her locker but finds Sky covered in toilet roll that someone had put in her locker.
Susan and Karl find themselves working as a team when they replace Audreys bandage. Susan admits that she agreed with what he said earlier at the counsellors about not listening, as they know one another so well, there's nothing left to say. Karl agrees that they finish each others sentences. Susan feels happier knowing they've made the first step, and starts thinking about dinner. They decide to go to the new takeaway, but decide against having the dish 'dahl bah' due to Dahl.
Max struggles to cope with the tourists demands, but Connor's sweet talk and jokes keep them happy enough. Max is suprised at how on top of things Connor is and stands to watch. Connor however notices and throws a comment back at him, regarding 'the bosses laziness'.
Susan returns with the takeaway and she and Karl joke about each other's waistlines. While Karl goes to wash his hands, Susan hides the top she bought. Later that evening, Karl is too engrossed in his book to notice Susan's dressed up for the night. She goes off to bed alone.
Max tells Connor to stop putting things away and sit down. Connor says that if he sits down he won't get up again. Max thanks him for the hard work, saying he wouldn't have managed if it had been one of the other guys on. Connor tells him that you just have to keep them happy. Max tells Connor he is very impressed by him and tells him he has a flare for the job that you don't often see. They agree he picked it up off Lou and not Max. Max goes on to say that if Lou goes on the tour, he's going to be short of a co-manager and offers Connor the job, complete with training. Connor asks about Lou , but Max sees no reason to tell him if he's selling his half and travelling on. Connor says he'd love to but his visa regulations won't allow him and he's already wangled them once to stay on at the pub. Max suggests he could go to another pub after, but Connor says he loves his house at number 30 and Erinsborough too much. Max tells him to leave it with him and he'll find a way.
Karl is on the phone to Libby, but she is interrupted by Ben and has to cut it short. He hangs up and reaches for the bottle of alcohol infront of him on the coffee table.