Lyn telling Susan her marriage is over. Boyd punching Travis in the stomach. The Hoylands' kitchen on fire
Max yells out to Summer and Steph to stay where they are while he runs into the laundry to get the fire extinguisher. Boyd sprints out the front door while Max is putting out the fire and Max shouts out after him.
Boyd gets out to the street in time to see a white Ute speed away. He screams out after it causing Susan and Jack to look over in concern from their own driveways. Sky and Lana run out from the Bishops' house to see what's going on. Boyd angrily tells them that Travis threw a Molotov cocktail through their window. Sky says that's crazy but Boyd snits at her “What would you know?” Max comes out and yells for Boyd to get inside. Sky looks upset at Boyd's bitterness towards her.
Max is angry when he finds out that Travis is involved. Boyd denies that he had anything to do with it. Stingray appears through the back door and tells Max that it's not Boyd's fault, someone else has been putting posters up because he just saw some new ones somewhere. Travis has obviously got the wrong end of the stick “the butthead”. Boyd swears that he hasn't touched the posters since the last incident.
Stu arrives with some other officers and Lyn follows them in. Stu asks if the fire had anything to do with the matter that was reported the week before, but doesn't get much information from Boyd except for that Travis was driving an old, white Ute. Max takes his frustrations out on Stu by saying that the police should have caught Travis earlier. Boyd looks angry and upset.
Sky tells Lana that she feels useless because Boyd accuses her of being distant but he's pushing her away at the same time. She says she doesn't want to lose Boyd because they have “a special soul connection”, but adds jokingly that she's got a pretty cool substitute. Lana pretends she doesn't know who she means.
Lyn is sweeping up the glass while Stu is giving Max a rundown of what the police are going to do about the situation. Boyd says Travis isn't going to stop till he gets him and Max apologises for blaming him earlier. “You weren't to know, no one could have expected this.” Boyd says Stu has to catch him. Stu says they're doing all they can but the vague description they have is not a lot to go on. Lyn says that all of them should stay at her place the night to be safe but Max doesn't go along with that idea. Stu says he'll organize a patrol car for the street tonight.
Lyn is angry that Max couldn't swallow his “bloomin' pride” for once and let everyone stay over her place the night. Jack says they should be fine seeing as there is a cop car out the front, and tells her not to annoy them. Lyn says she just worries about her kids and adds that she really appreciates Jack being there. “I don't want you to think that I don't care about you, any of you kids. You're my world, you're everything to me.” He asks if Joe has been giving her a hard time again and then works out that Lyn hasn't told Steph the truth yet. Lyn says she just didn't want to worry Steph when she had the IVF concerns. She doesn't want Jack to say anything to Steph, she'll tell her in her own good time.
Summer is investigating the kitchen when she hears a noise in the hallway. Boyd is about to sneak out the front door when she springs him. She wants to know where he's going at midnight then figures out he's going to track down Travis. Boyd wants to sort things out himself because he thinks that the police aren't doing anything useful. Summer grabs him around the stomach in a hug. “No Boyd, please don't. We've already lost mum, I don't want to lose you too.”
Max tells Boyd and Summer to stick together at school and to come home straight away. Sky walks in and Max and Summer leave her and Boyd to speak. She asks Boyd why he's been upset with her lately, her voice on the verge of wavering. She says she's had things going on with Lil… and Lana, but she doesn't want things to be weird between them. Sky suggests they spend some time together after school that day but Boyd just glares at her and says “has Lana taken the day off today, has she?” Max calls out to them and Sky walks away.
Lou is chatting to Libby and Susan. He thinks that Carmella had something to do with the incident at the Hoyland house. He leaves with his coffee and the girls joke that he's seen The Godfather a few too many times. Susan wants Libby to remind her to talk about the Mind and Body class with Candice later on. Libby can't believe that Candice cancelled it because of a few vocal parents. “Unfortunately sometimes it's the loud voice not the right voice that gets heard,” Susan adds.
Boyd is at his locker when a handwritten sign that says ‘I'm sorry!' is waved in front of him from around a classroom door. Sky says he can't ignore her forever and offers to buy him lunch at the Coffee Shop. He keeps relenting but she says she'll also buy him dessert as well. He can't help smiling. “Sold”.
They walk down the corridor and Sky blurts out that they should catch up and that she wants to tell him about the magazine she and Lana are in and that it's written down that they're a couple. Stingray sees them and follows them – not a good idea because they begin to argue. Boyd wants to know why she didn't set the journalist right about everything, and how would she like it if he suddenly started to tell everyone he was on with Stingray. Stinger starts to say something but Boyd tells him to go away. He asks Sky how she could pretend to be Lana's girlfriend when she knows how Lana feels about her. Speaking of Lana, she walks over to them and says hi just in time to witness a break up. Boyd tells Sky to “forget the whole damn thing” and storms off.
Lana and Sky see Susan and Libby at the Coffee Shop. Susan asks Lana if everything has been okay for her lately and adds that they're taking the matter very seriously. Lana thanks her and she and Sky go to the counter.
Mrs. Jeffries, Lisa's mum, comes up to Susan for a word. She says she's outraged that Candice Barkham would encourage such “immoral indoctrination” at school. Sky and Libby are appalled, Lana looks embarrassed and Susan is trying to keep her cool. She tells Mrs. Jeffries that she can raise her concerns at the next parents' meeting, “as long as it's in a constructive manner”. Mrs. Jeffries thinks the school has already poisoned enough minds. Libby looks like she wants to punch her.
Summer and Boyd see a police car and she wonders if they've caught Travis yet. Boyd says he doubts it.
Stu is sitting in the patrol car trying to write a letter to Sindi. All he's got so far is ‘Dear Sindi…' I think he may be on to a winner there. We never get to find out though because the Hoyland kids appear at the window causing Stu to shut the notebook. Boyd asks how the investigation is going and Stu says it could take awhile for the guy to resurface. Boyd gets angry and walks off. Summer apologises to Stu on his behalf but Stu says not to worry, “you get used to it”.
Libby makes death eyes at Mrs. Jeffries. “That woman must drink a bottle of vinegar for breakfast each morning”. Speak of the bitter devil, she walks back over and tells Susan that she hasn't heard the last of the matter. This riles Libby up and she gets mad at Mrs. Jeffries. Izzy comes over and tells them to calm down and stop yelling. “We're trying to run a business here in case you haven't noticed, not a soapbox”. Karl appears out of nowhere to say that Libby's entitled to voice her opinion, which makes Susan smirk.
MRS. JEFFRIES: I'd expect you to weigh in, a man with the morals of an alley cat!
Susan says she knows it's a sensitive topic but they should wait to discuss it like rational adults at the meeting. Mrs. Jeffries is indignant; she's not going to wait at all. Libby wonders why anyone should respect her opinion if she won't talk about it. Vinegar Woman is astounded that Libby even thinks she wants respect from her after the scandal she caused. “Quite frankly I'm surprised you have the gall to show your face in public. A teacher who goes around sleeping with her students…” Mrs. Jeffries walks out leaving Libby outraged.
Lana and Sky can't believe Libby had a fling with a student. Lana also can't believe the way ‘that woman' humiliated her but Sky says Summer told her Mrs. Jeffries has major guy issues. Sky says she'll end up just like her, a lonely bitter old crone. Lana tells her she'll find someone else but Sky thinks that Boyd will come around, he always does. Lana doesn't seem too cheery about this but that's only because she thinks that Sky kind of neglected Boyd a bit. “Hello! Dumpee? A little bit of sympathy?” Sky jokes. She says that she broke her neck today trying to make it up to him and wonders what more he wants. “A little sensitivity?” Lana suggests before she answers a call on her mobile. She chats to someone happily and makes plans to meet them somewhere at 7. After she hangs up she tells Sky about meeting Buffy that night for dinner. Sky thinks they're both going but Lana sheepishly admits Buffy only asked her to come along. “It's kind of like a date!” Sky looks a little taken aback but smiles all the same.
Outside the Coffee Shop
Izzy is trying to take orders and avoid Karl at the same time. She's upset with him for undermining her in public but he says that wasn't his intention, he just wanted to stick up for his daughter. He stops her and chats to some customers.
KARL: Excuse me; can I just introduce Isabelle Hoyland? She is the most wonderful and remarkable woman in the world. (Yells) I support her and everything she stands for wholeheartedly!
Izzy looks embarrassed but can't help but be interested when Karl says he has a surprise for her. He says it's for her birthday next week but she can't wait and wants to know what it is. Karl has bought her two tickets on a luxury gourmet river cruise. Izzy looks worried and says she can't go anywhere near boats she has a phobia of water because she almost drowned when she was a kid. It all stemmed from when Rosie took her to the pool when she was little and didn't realise how deep the water actually was. She says sorry and that she's wrecked everything but Karl thinks the cruise is the perfect way to alleviate her fears. Izzy thinks it's too late for that.
KARL: Come on. This coming from the woman who told me it's never too late to reinvent yourself?
IZZY: I think that was Madonna.
Karl says they'll get through it together and by the end of the cruise she'll think she's a mermaid.
Lana is telling Sky how she rang Buffy the other night for a chat and it turns out they have a lot in common. She adds that she also set her straight on the whole her and Sky not actually being girlfriends thing… so to speak. Lana says Buffy was fine with it though and that their comic is still going to run. She wonders what she'll wear for the date and Sky offers to help her pick an outfit out. “Haven't you got a boyfriend to win back?” Lana asks. Sky just looks at her.
Summer is telling Boyd she was so scared at school she had to get Lisa to come to the toilet with her, as silly as it sounds now. Boyd laughs and says he won't let Travis come near her ever again. They joke around until Boyd sees a white Ute parked ahead of them and drags Summer behind a wall to hide. He peeks his head around the corner and sees Travis sticking posters up. Summer tells him to get the number plate but he can't see it from where he is. She then tells him to call the cops.
Jack is over assessing the kitchen damage. He tells Steph he's going to give the insurance company a small figure, but he'll redo the whole kitchen himself. “My way of kind of making it up to you guys.” Steph is happy. The good mood doesn't last long though when Steph smiles and says they could get Joe down to help. Jack gets annoyed and ends up telling Steph that Lyn and Joe are having problems. Steph doesn't believe him though because Lyn told her everything was fine. They each accuse the other of taking sides (Jack siding with Lyn and Steph seeing a few things from Joe's perspective). Jack gets up to go just as Max arrives home. “Steph just because you're married now doesn't mean you can forget about mum,” Jack says as he departs.
The police aren't there yet and Boyd is getting agitated because Travis is about to leave. Despite Summer's best efforts to stop him, he creeps over to Travis' Ute and jumps in the back, the tarp covering him. Travis dumps his posters in the back of the car and seals the tray closed. Travis drives off leaving Summer looking extremely worried.