Boyd asks Sky, who's under the blanket with him, whether she's OK. She says yes, but they're both subdued.
Max comes home and gives Steph a gift of another motorbike like the one Gus gave her. He learns Boyd's not home and insists that he needs to go over to Harold's to be a ‘good neighbour and a non-scene-causing dad.'
Steph thanks Izzy for not letting on about the bike.
Max finds that Boyd isn't there and Serena tells him they went for a walk. Serena tries to ring Sky , who's still very quiet when Boyd asks if she's OK.
On the way home, Max sees the light at Lou's and knocks on the door, then goes in as it's unlocked. Boyd and Sky are in a state of undress and highly embarrassed when he says he thought burglars were there. There's an awkward little conversation about it being time to go home and Max leaves. Boyd tells Sky not to worry about it but she's upset.
Serena gives up trying to lecture Sky when she sees how upset she is. She quizzes her a little, but Sky just says she could just shrivel up and die.
Max has just told Steph about the incident. She sympathises and wants him to ‘put himself in Boyd's shoes'. He comments that he wasn't wearing shoes. Boyd comes in while they're still talking and cuts off Max's attempts to talk. Steph tries to persuade him to accept that Boyd's all grown up now and not everything needs to be discussed with daggy old dad.
Susan goes to talk to Summer, who's very distant towards her, but Susan insists. Summer explains what had happened and Susan agrees she overreacted, but goes on to say that she expects more of Summer because she knows how bright she is. She apologises for taking things out on her because her life has been topsy-turvy recently. Summer's completely won over and goes off happy. Declan calls her ‘a suck', so she says Susan's had a hard time lately and he wouldn't understand.
Max is still trying hard to raise a conversation with Boyd, who's still sullen. He tries to forestall all Max's comments. Max just tries to add that he'd like to feel that Boyd would come and talk to him about anything that was bothering him.
Susan arrives with some correspondence for Karl and they talk very awkwardly. Things get worse when she mentions he should ring Libby as it's Drew's birthday soon and he becomes pretty hostile since it implies she doesn't trust him to think of things like Libby needing support from them. Susan goes off in a huff saying she'll know better next time.
Max tells Steph about the chat with Boyd, who really did seem to know everything he was about to say, so he's redundant. He wants to stop the clock as Summer will be next. Steph reminds him that one of these days there will be another little Hoyland running round, so all the heartache will start again.
Lisa reads a nasty little limerick about Susan and her problems to a group of friends and when Summer doesn't laugh enough, Declan confirms that she was really friendly with Susan earlier. She insists she's not a suck and is challenged by Lisa to prove it. Summer just walks off to pay for the drinks.
Izzy and Gus are fooling around until Karl, who's misunderstood and thinks they're struggling, tells Gus to stop bothering her. To Karl's embarrassment, Izzy introduces Gus to him as her friend. Gus makes a comment about Karl's age and blood pressure, so Karl walks off and sits alone, looking angry and confused.
Summer tries to convince the others that she knows more about Susan than they do and eventually tells them Susan was crying in the classroom, which Lisa writes into their poem. Summer doesn't look too sure.
Izzy thanks Karl for trying to help earlier. He says he was just surprised because he didn't know she was seeing anyone. They joke about him being jealous, but he looks serious as she goes off after telling him he's a sweetheart.
Outside in the street
Summer comes towards Susan on her bike and tells her all sorts of things about her looking good, being a great teacher, before offering to help any time she needs it.
Boyd's sitting alone lost in thought when Sky comes along. They're very awkward with one another but go off towards the Coffee Shop as she's hungry. When she sees Max, she asks to go somewhere else as she doesn't want to face him after last night. Boyd tells her that the longer she leaves it the worse it will be, but she says she can't, not yet, as it's too embarrassing and goes away leaving him there on his own.
Steph works up to asking Gus to take his gift back without telling Max at all and he agrees. He asks about her ‘geriatric GP' and insists he knows a crush when he sees one. He feels he's pretty good husband material – well off, with the first wife safely tucked away, but tells Izzy not to hold out for a proposal. The next minute the conversation turns nasty when he adds that as blind and pathetic as Karl, he too must realise she's just good for a bit of fun on the side. She leaves, upset, saying he's just pushed her too far.
Izzy has told Karl about it. He believes Gus is hurting her to cover up for his inadequacies as he knows he's not good enough for her. He was surprised to see her with someone like Gus and she deserves a lot more as she's a really good person – bright, funny, very pretty and a very special person. He wants to take her for a drink as she's cheered him up so much in the past. Smiling widely, she agrees.