Max telling Steph he'll give IVF a go.
Lana saying to Sky that the kiss meant nothing.
Stingray not wanting to help Boyd put the posters up.
The house is shrouded in darkness as Luka sneaks through the kitchen drawers and fridge (which is covered in about a million post-its) looking for food. He places it all in a plastic bag, which he leaves on the counter.
Harold, wearing a snazzy new stripy shirt, asks Lana if he looks okay, as he doesn't want to seem like a teenager. Lana says he looks good. Stu walks in, on duty, and comments on Harold's new glad rags saying that the colouring suits him.
HAROLD: Yes, I've been told to stick to autumnal colours.
STU: Autumnal… Good move!
Harold hopes it impresses his new “lady friend”. Stu asks for a coffee for himself and his new work partner, Peter Parthimos, whom he introduces to Harold. Stu offers to get the drinks but Peter puts a halt on that, he'll pay his own way.
Luka picks up a framed photo of all the Bishops' and Sky and looks at it.
Stingray is pacing the living room pounding his head with his fists. When Susan gets up from bed to ask him what he's doing he pretends he's getting a drink, and when she says she thought she heard Boyd before he lies and says he was talking to Darl. Susan answers a knock at the door. It's Lyn looking very distressed and upset. Stingray makes a quick getaway while Lyn tells Susan she had a fight on the phone with Joe because she's not ready to move to Bendigo just yet, and Joe wants her there right away. Lyn says she does want to go but the timing is just off at the moment.
Stu tries to make small talk about the coffee with Peter as they leave the shop but he doesn't care. Harold tells Lana that she can head off for the night but she says she'll stay till everything is done. Harold is pleased with this as he has a “late night rendezvous with [his] new lady friend” and that he'll be glad to get going earlier. Sky arrives at the shop and suddenly Lana changes her tune and says she better head home before her mum starts to worry. Sky asks Harold if he's ready to take her on a driving lesson then comments on his new shirt. He says he nearly bought out the whole store.
Stingray taps Boyd on the shoulder, who in turn nearly staples his forehead with the staple gun in fright. Stinger jokes that he was just worried Boyd would end up in concrete shoes if he weren't there to look after him. They dodge out of sight as a car drives by. It's Sky on her driving lesson with Harold. When the car is gone Boyd tells Stingray to make himself useful by putting up some posters. Stingray finds a steel rod in the poster bag. “What's this? Taken up baton twirling?” Boyd says it's for protection.
STINGRAY: Dude, have you lost your mind?
BOYD: No, just my fear.
Harold and Sky arrive home after a successful driving lesson. She says he better go because he's running late but he says he can stay for another five minutes while she tells him what's on her mind. Sky says it's nothing and then notices the plastic bag full of food on the counter. They think it's due to Lil and some last minute shopping, but find a half eaten biscuit in the bag, which strikes them as odd.
The house is dark as no one is home. Luka is stealing all the CD's from the CD rack and stowing them in a bag. Bob is on the alert though and growls menacingly at the intruder. Luka must think Bob is one heck of a scary dog as he puts the bag down and slowly retreats out the door.
Harold won't leave until his “favourite granddaughter” tells him what's the matter with her. He asks if it's Boyd, school or Serena, and she replies that it's more to do with a friend but she doesn't want to betray her confidence. Harold says it might be more helpful if she confides in someone to help her friend.
SKY: We can talk can't we, granddad? I mean really talk.
HAROLD: I'd like to think so, yes.
SKY: Well, um, it's Lana. She kissed me.
Boyd gets annoyed at Stingray because he's supposed to be keeping a lookout but he's too busy trying to beatbox. Luckily he puts his mind back on the job just as a police car rounds the corner. They make a run for it. Stu grinds the car to a halt and starts to yell and run after them but Peter says it would be quicker to drive.
Harold and Sky sit down for a chat. He says he can see how Sky would be confused. Sky says she's not sure if it means Lana is gay but she knows that Lana is the one that's confused and she's really worried for her. She's also worried that Lana thinks she's disgusted or angry with her because of the kiss, “but I'm not at all, it doesn't bother me”. Harold says if he were Lana he couldn't think of a better friend to have right now than Sky because she's not judgmental and she cares so much about her welfare. “When Lana is ready she will come to you”.
Stu and Pete swerve into the alleyway and start to walk down it, shining their torches around. Boyd and Stingray are hiding nervously behind a dumpster and slightly freak out when they realise that Stu is one of the coppers. Peter says to forget about it, they're probably long gone. Stu searches a little bit longer then stops and they head back towards the patrol car. Boyd and Stingray high five to their good fortune.
Steph tells Max about how some pregnant women wear a heart monitor but Max thinks that they don't need to go that far, women have been having babies for centuries without all that stuff. Harold walks over with their coffees in another one of his new shirts and comments on how happy they are, and how he can relate.
HAROLD: Last night I had the great pleasure of having a nightcap with my… new lady friend, Svetlanka.
(Steph and Max are highly amused)
HAROLD: We were up till four o'clock! Honestly, these Serbian ladies, I can't…
Susan and Lyn walk in and Harold stops talking. Steph says he can't stop the story there but he just grins and says he'll leave the rest to their imagination. When he leaves Steph giggles and tells the ladies about Harold and Svetlanka. Susan and Lyn are pleased. Steph asks Lyn if she could come over later in the day to chat about the IVF stuff, but Lyn thinks it would be better if they came over to her place, “I can't get in anyone's way there, can I?” Max looks a bit miffed.
Lana and Brendan are having a major snog-fest in the middle of the corridor. Sky sees them and gives Lana a disbelieving look. Lana looks a little guilty but turns her head away.
Coffee Shop – Pub
Lyn tries to get Susan interested in some magazine article but Susan just wants to know what's going on with her and Max. Lyn says nothing, “literally nothing. Not so much as a hello”. Susan says that's clear enough and wonders if Lyn is a little too old to be carrying on with silly games like that. Lyn replies that she's apparently not old enough to be “thrown out of his house like a naughty teenager”. She says he's just one of those frustrating man of the house types where it's his way or the highway.
“It's her way or no way,” Max laments to Steph as they walk into the pub office. Steph says that her mum is a hairdresser, “she loves the drama!”
“I mean do you think I need this drama in my life? I don't” Lyn complains to Susan. She thinks he should just get over it and apologise. Harold brings out some cake for them ‘on the house' just because it's such a wonderful day. The ladies giggle and comment on how good it is that he's so happy. Back to the Max saga though. Susan says that maybe Lyn needs to bite the bullet and apologise to make the tension go away, but Lyn doesn't like that idea. She's just annoyed because Steph has had to drag Max kicking and screaming through the fertility issue and she's not even the one with the problem. “You think he'd be bending over backwards.”
Max says to Steph that he just wishes that their family business could stay between only the two of them. Steph says that her mum does mean well, she just likes to be included especially since Joe's been away. He says that he does love Lyn but he wishes that she would just understand that they need to work out some stuff on their own once in a while.
Stingray is walking with Boyd and a bunch of other guys elaborating on their police escapade last night to make it more exciting. His tales get more and more bizarre leading Boyd to ask if he's been “putting weed killer on [his] Weeties again?” Sky walks to the lockers and notices all the cuts and bruises on Boyd's face. She walks up to the guys and asks Boyd what happened. He takes her to a quiet corner.
He tells her about the fight he had the other day and then how Stu chased him and Stingray last night. She doesn't share his excitement though and asks him in a slightly bewildered manner when he was going to tell her. He says he would of if she ever bothered to turn her phone on.
SKY: Boyd why are you being like this, fighting and running from the cops? It's not like you.
BOYD: You know, if you actually bothered to spend some time with me instead of hanging out with Lana so much, you'd realise that it is me. I've got a good job putting up posters and I'm not about to be hassled out of it.
SKY: I'm not hassling you…
BOYD: I'm going to class, okay?
Boyd leaves and Sky looks confused.
Erinsborough High – Classroom
Susan is handing around scripts to her class telling them about the school play, Shakespeare's ‘As You Like It', and how they still need people to fill the roles. The script pages are of Orlando's declaration of love for Rosalind so they can get a feel for the romance. She asks for someone to read Rosalind and Sky volunteers herself. She tries to get Stingray to be Orlando but he won't have a bar of it. Susan says she might get a girl to read for her and asks if Lana wants to be Orlando for today. Lana looks alarmed and vehemently declines saying it's “so gay”. Susan says she won't have the word gay used in a derogatory sense in her class. She takes on the Orlando role herself and Sky joins in with the reading.
Steph walks into the pub and finds Max having a bad day because of all sorts of things (and Lou is having one as well due to his Internet girlfriend standing him up). He rewinds a bit though and greets Steph properly with a kiss this time and minus the mini-rant.
STEPH: That's better, or else I might be wondering why I married you.
MAX: Give me half a minute and I'll remind you.
STEPH: Half a minute! Then I'd really wonder why I married you.
MAX: Half a day?
STEPH: Yeah that's better.
She tells him that the appointment with Karl has been delayed because the delivery of pre-filled hormone syringes hasn't arrived yet. Steph says she's not looking forward to it because it'll bring back bad memories of being a “pin cushion” for her cancer treatment. “I'm sure Karl will give us a lollypop,” Max halfheartedly jokes. Steph thinks it's pathetic how she hassled him into it when it really scares the hell out of her. Max says he'll be right by her side and she'll be fine.
Stu and Pete run after the quietest bag thief ever, slamming him into the ground when they catch him and give him the ‘You have the right to remain silent' spiel. The quietest thief ever makes his way silently to the patrol car, guided by Stu and Pete. He then makes no protest and sits in the car like a good little quiet thief. Stu asks Pete if he wants to have a beer with him at the pub after work but Pete doesn't want to be associated with a whistleblower. He only got stuck with Stu because no one wants to work with him either due to his last partner being a dobber as well. “Steiger reckons he can solve two problems with the one patrol car. I'll work with you, Parker. But it'll be a cold day in hell before I sit down and drink with you”. Stu looks hurt.
Sky tries to get Lana to talk to her in detention but she won't look at her. Susan comes in with the costumes and comments on how their progress seems to be going backwards. “I don't want to know why, I just want you to work it out, okay?” She says for them to make their last detention a productive one.
Lana tries to leave after Susan does but Sky won't let her. She keeps asking Lana about what happened between them and won't believe her when she says the kiss was a joke. Sky stops her from leaving again and makes her listen.
SKY: Is this why you left your old school? Were you bullied because… because you're gay?
LANA: … Yes, all right, I'm gay. I like girls. And now that you know that I have a crush on you I suppose you're going to hate me too…
Sky shakes her head and gives Lana a compassionate look. She's relieved that she has finally spoken the truth.