Toadie saying to Sindi that they don't need to rush things
Travis threatening Boyd and Stingray to stay out of his poster area
Stingray is keeping watch while Boyd sticks posters up on the ‘forbidden' wall, but he keeps making Boyd freak out by telling him Travis is coming when he's really not. Boyd asks Stingray if he thinks Susan was being harsh in her punishment of Sky and Lana. Stingray starts to joke around about catfights and the girls kissing and making up. Boyd wonders if Stinger thinks the idea of two girls kissing is wrong.
STINGRAY: Paying to eat sushi when it's fish fingers, that's wrong. When a flannie is a fashion statement, that's definitely wrong. Chicks kissing chicks? Meh, good luck to them.
Boyd asks Stingray if he'll keep a secret if he tells him something, and then lets him know that Lana kissed Sky. Stingray freezes and then asks if he got it on tape as they both start to snigger.
Toadie wants to know from Sindi why they have to be committed to one another 24/7. Sindi takes two couch cushions and throws one on the floor calling it “24/7” she then puts the other one a couple of metres apart and calls it “what we have now”. Toadie asks if that cushion is bad and Sindi replies that that cushion is walking out the door. She tells him that she doesn't want a part-time boyfriend, she wants a soul mate, and that means having a relationship somewhere in the middle of the two cushions. Toadie gives in and says he could do that. Connor and Stu are hiding behind the kitchen doors, sniggering and saying “bet you ten bucks he storms out in two minutes!” Sindi swings the door open and glares at them. “Hundred bucks says she sets fire to the Playstation.”
Stingray says he loves catfights when they bring the ladies together. Boyd reminds him that it's his girlfriend he's talking about but Stingray tells him he doesn't know how good he's got it. “It means, double the fun… for you.” Boyd says Sky wasn't into the kiss that much. Stingray picks up on the ‘that much' part and says Sky probably loved it, “Sky's into anything different. Man, you get all the luck… or not”. He says maybe Sky's been into girls all this time and tells Boyd he's kind of pretty for a guy. Boyd scoffs at this and tells Stingray he's sick. “People like you and Lana should be rounded up and locked away from the rest of us”. Stinger tells him not to be such a bigot. A hand taps Boyd on the shoulder. He thinks it's Stingray but is surprised to learn that it's Travis, and boy does he look annoyed. Stinger makes a run for it while Travis pins Boyd up against the wall. Boyd says it's the last time he'll put the posters there and Travis says he bets it is as he swings his arm back to punch Boyd in the face.
Sindi tells Stu and Connor that they're acting like 2-year-olds and asks who in their right mind gets their thrills betting on other people's relationships. Toadie says to Sindi that they don't really need to involve the guys but she says they were happy to make themselves involved. Connor and Stu say they were just on their way to the bathroom and Sindi rolls her eyes. “What? Together? Oh please tell me, so who holds what? Cause, y'know, even for the House Of Trouser, that's just going a bit too far”. She tells Toadie that's half his problem right there. How can he have an adult relationship when he's living with “Beavis and Butthead”? Connor runs off to the bathroom as the bickering starts between Stu and Sindi. Stu tells her she carries on like some “spoilt little brat” every time she doesn't get her way. Sindi can't believe the cheek of him and storms out of the house, slamming the door on the way out. Toadie glowers at Stu.
Stingray races back to where Boyd is lying on the ground in pain. His nose is bleeding, his eye is bruised and his face is all scratched and cut. He tries to get up but it's too painful. Stingray looks panicked.
Lou is reading the menu and sees something called an “OzSerbian pizza”. Harold tells him it has Serbian goulash with Australian egg on it, “it's extremely flavoursome!” They get to talking about Svetlanka and Lou asks if he needs the pills yet. Harold grins and smirks, “not on your Nelly!” “Good lad!” Lou chuckles.
Summer and Jack are sitting at one of the tables. She thanks him for coming to a soccer exhibition match with her that day, and he thanks her for inviting him along. Summer gets up to go as Harold comes over to clean the table. He says to Jack that he's got a young admirer there. Jack laughs and says she's “always trying to be such a woman when she's such a little girl”. Summer was coming back in the door to tell Jack something and overhears this. She looks shattered and flees outside.
The boys are in the waiting room. Boyd says he's fine but Stingray says he's had enough blows to the head to know when to get things checked out. He also apologises for running away like he did. Boyd just wants to forget about it though and tells him to not tell anyone what happened, he's going to pretend it was a skating accident. Stingray suggests the cops but Boyd doesn't want to make Travis angrier. Karl walks over to them and is shocked to see Boyd looking so battered. He takes him into the clinic.
Jack brings Summer her jacket back while she's waiting for Max in the office. He's met with a very frosty reception though. He asks if she's been for a ride and she sarcastically says, “well, I've got my helmet, so it looks that way”. Summer grabs her things and leaves saying that she can't be bothered waiting anymore. Jack looks confused. “… Bye then?”
Max finds Stingray and asks where Boyd is. He goes into where Boyd is being checked out and can't believe the state of him. He asks what happened and Boyd lies saying that he was trying some skating move and didn't quite make it. Karl fixes his patient up as best as he can and asks to have a word with Max while Boyd waits outside. He says to Max that he's concerned about Boyd. “These injuries, they're not really consistent with a skateboard accident. I'd say it's more likely he's been in a fight. And judging by the severity of those injuries I'd say he's taken one hell of a beating.”
Toadie saunters back inside and matter-of-factly states to Stu, “no, she wouldn't talk to me, and yes, it's your fault”. Stu says she had it coming to her and won't apologise when Toadie says they should. He says to Stu that Sindi didn't really mean that he was irresponsible, “she was just miffed!” Stu says she was insane and he was just fed up with her getting her own way. Toadie reminds him that she's his girlfriend and Stu says that he should go back over the road and sort it out himself then. Through all of this, Connor has been on the computer. He looks horrified and says his Internet boyfriend wants to meet him. The boys call him an idiot and laugh at him.
Sindi is telling Susan all about her little run-in with Stu and how mean he was, and how she just wants to spend more time with Toadie and have him need and want her. Susan asks Sindi to remember the last time she was single.
SINDI: Oh no, I have done my fair share of being on my own if that's what you're implying. Oh yeah. It's hard to believe, but a few years ago I was pathetically sad and single. It was the worst two weeks of my life.
She says she's sick and tried of all her boyfriends doing what they want to do and not including her. Every boyfriend except for Rocco has had a phobia of commitment. Susan carefully says to her that there seems to be a pattern emerging that might not have anything to do with the guys. She says Sindi might perturb guys because she knows what she wants, and what she needs so early in life. “You're not saying that I'm…I'm needy?” asks Sindi. Susan doesn't know what to reply.
Lou has stopped by to get some lettuces from Harold's kitchen. Harry says to Lou that ever since he's been seeing Svetlanka he's had a real spring in his step. Lou says it all sounds very peachy but he's got to get back to the pub. Harold smiles and asks if he's getting a hint of the green-eyed monster, but Lou says he isn't jealous. “In fact, I've got plans of my own,” he winks.
Max notes that his sullen kids are a barrel of laughs tonight. He sees Summer glaring at Jack, who is at the bar, and asks her what's wrong but she says nothing. Max gets them to have a game of pool with him before dinner. He takes Boyd aside and says he's there for him if he needs to talk but Boyd isn't in the mood for sharing and goes to the bathroom. Jack sees his face on the way past and comments on it. “Woah, dude! What happened to the other guy?” Boyd says seeing as the other guy was a skate ramp, he's the worse off one.
Karl has walked in and seen Max and goes over to have a word with him, asking him if he's talked to Boyd. “Nah, he can be stubborn when he wants to be. Don't know where he gets that from…” replies Max. Karl offers to have a word with Susan to see if she can get something out of Scott. Max says he doesn't like the idea of going behind his son's back but relents when feels that it would be in Boyd's best interests.
Connor has agreed to meet Jaguar because he's curious. The other two think it's a dumb idea because the guy could be a psycho, and also because Connor is lacking in girlish good looks… and stuff. Connor thinks he knows Jaguar well enough though and that he sounds like a nice guy. He adds that he doesn't care what they think because he's arranged to meet him at the pub later on, “what have I got to lose?” Toadie looks wide-eyed. “How ‘bout an arm!” Stu wants to know how he'll be able to know which man is Jaguar and Connor says that he asked him to wear a red carnation. Toadie says he can't believe he's going to go through with it and Connor says it doesn't matter because he's not a girl and the guy never need know. He finds Sindi's handbag she left before and sees a compact in there. The boys demand him to put it down but he tentatively starts to pat some foundation on his face.
Karl has come by to chat to Susan. He asks how Libby went at school and Susan proudly says that even though the kids gave her a hard time she handled it brilliantly. He's about to start talking about Boyd when Stingray comes out dressed in a robe with a towel wrapped around his head and interrupts them. Susan hopes he didn't flood the bathroom again but he says he mopped everything up with the pink fluffy towels. Susan says Sindi won't be impressed with him using her towels, again. Stingray asks Karl if he wants a drink but he replies that he just wants a quiet word with Susan. Stinger puts a protective hand on Susan's shoulder and says don't let him stop them then. The adults try not to laugh and Susan sends him to put the towels in the laundry. He gives Karl a hard whack on the shoulder and says that Susan knows where he is if she needs him.
When he's gone, Karl tells Susan about Boyd's injuries and how he thinks that Boyd is lying about where he got them. At first she thinks that Karl meant the two boys were fighting but he says he wants her to see if she can get any information from Stingray about it. “Of course, I'm happy to help,” she replies.
Jack stops by the Hoylands' to say goodbye. Summer continues to ignore him and drags Boyd over to play some more pool. Max asks Jack if there's some reason why she's annoyed at him but Jack's not sure. “So it's just normal, old Summer mood swings then?” Jack says it looks that way and leaves to go home.
Stingray says he put the towels in the wash and offers to wash the rest of the dishes for her. Susan says that Sindi needn't know about her towels and Stingray galumphs over to her to give her a hug, wiping soapsuds all over her. She laughs and says his heart was in the right place when he apologises.
Susan asks him how he's been feeling now that he's off the medication and on a new diet and reading program, and he says he's good. She also asks if the other kids have been good to him.
STINGRAY: Oh yeah, they've been Cuban.
Susan: Oh… is Cuban a good thing?
STINGRAY: Yeah, it's like, um, another word for cool. Cuban's heaps better but.
She says that's good then and she's only concerned because Karl thinks that Boyd's been in a fight and if there's any bullying going on at school she needs to know about it. Stingray is starting to look guilty but just sticks to the skateboarding story. Susan says if he says so, but he looks sad about lying to her.
Stu gets off the phone from Steiger and tells Toadie that Olivia has been suspended, pending the outcome of further investigation. Toadie reassures Stu he did the right thing. Stu says he's allowed back at work the next day but he's a bit worried about it, “no one likes a whistle-blower, mate. It's a fact of life”.
Stingray answers a knock at the door thinking it's Serena. “I knew you couldn't resist me, babe!” Boyd walks in when he opens it. “Yeah, I can resist you”. He's got his poster bag with him and Stingray says he can't be serious about going out again, not after the beating he took. Boyd says he's not quitting and asks if Stinger is with him or not. “Travis gives me the twin peaks,” Stingray replies. Boyd gets angry that he's not coming and says he'll see him later.
Connor walks in and says hi to Lou, saying he just thought he'd pop in. He notices that Lou's wearing a red flower on his shirt and asks what it's for. “I've organized to meet a lady I've met on the Internet tonight,” he replies, looking pleased with himself. He adds that he's got a good feeling about this one. Connor looks like he wants the earth to open up and swallow him whole.