Lil, Harold, Lyn and Max dancing
Boyd ignoring Sky in the Coffee Shop – Serena sticking up for him.
Serena telling Luka she knows all of his secrets
Serena is getting annoyed with Luka's lies. He convinces her that he didn't mean to start the fire that burnt down the school. The teacher's bag caught alight and the fire spread from there. “She was trashing me, she deserved it.” Luka also thinks David deserved what he got for bad-mouthing Ivan. Serena tells him that his father wasn't the upstanding citizen Lil painted him to be.
The kids can't believe that Max is still going to go dancing. He says it's because he wants to wipe the smug smile off Harold's face. Boyd's had enough dance talk and walks out to keep studying for his English exam as Steph walks in. Summer tells her dad to pay no attention to Boyd, “I think it's cool you want to shake your bon-bon.” Summer offers to make him a hot flamenco outfit but Max thinks he'll just stick to his civvies.
Serena has dropped the Ivan shaped bombshell on Luka. He's visibly upset and said all he's ever wanted was a normal family. Serena says that their mum loves him but he needs to learn to share her. She adds that his family in Perth aren't as horrible as he'd made them out to be and he should go back there before he makes things worse in Erinsborough. “You need professional help. If you don't leave you'll lose mum forever.”
Harold, David and Lil are in the lounge as Sky and Lana walk in with a book that Sky's made, marveling that it's her best work yet. Serena and Luka come back from the shops and Luka makes his announcement that he's leaving. Lil is shocked and wants to know the real reason behind his decision but Luka replies that he's just got to sort some stuff out. Lil gives Serena a look as he walks out.
Summer has still got fashion design on the brain and goes off to bed, dreaming up outfits to sketch for her dad. Steph starts to giggle and Max smirks at her, “Are you chuckling at the idea of me in frilly shirts and crotch-cuddling pants?” She runs over and jumps on him saying of course she isn't, she just knows exactly what he's up to.
David goes to bed and leaves Luka to chat with Lil. He's booked his ticket for the next day but Lil still really wants to know why he's suddenly decided to leave. Luka says that he really misses his family back in Perth. Lil can understand that but she still has her suspicions about Serena's involvement. Lil strokes his hair and says she doesn't want him to leave because she just found him. “You're my son and I will always be here for you, okay?” Luka looks happy to be so close to his mummy.
Boyd's out collecting the paper just in time to see Harold tangoing enthusiastically down the sidewalk on his way to work. “Just practicing up on my old steps y'know,” he calls out cheerfully. “Never be Lord of the Dance without a little dedication!” Boyd just nods and smiles. “Sick.” He notices a comic made by Sky entitled ‘Chasing Wonderboy', shoved in the letterbox and opens it up to read. Sky peers out from behind the bushes at her house to see Boyd's reaction. He takes it inside.
Sky's voice can be heard as Boyd reads the comic.
Act 4: The Fall Of Freak Girl
Freak Girl sat crying in her fortress of solitude. During her recent adventures she had lost Wonderboy. Blinded by stupidity and selfishness she'd driven him away. If she could turn back the clock she would. For Wonderboy was her one true love. It was his love that gave her superpowers and without him she was just an ordinary girl.
Summer, Steph and Max bustle in disturbing the voices in Boyd's head. Steph takes Summer out of the room so Max can talk to Boyd. He says to him that he'll be fine, it's just pre-exam jitters but Boyd admits it's not that. It's Sky. Max tries to tell him that he's got more important things to think about, and that he should knuckle down and study hard. He goes off to make Boyd a hearty brekkie for extra brainpower.
Outside the Bishops'
Luka and Serena say their goodbyes away from the rest of the family. Serena wants him to get some help for his problems. He says he will if she promises him they can start over as brother and sister when he gets back. She agrees and apologises for being so hard to live with all this time.
Luka says his goodbyes to David and Harold and then to Lil. She kisses him on the cheek and tells him it's only farewell, passing him some money as she talks. Lil tries not to get more upset as Luka gets into the taxi. He waves them all goodbye as the car drives off.
Lou walks in on Max and Steph being all schmoopy with one another, speaking in bad Latino accents. Steph leaves “Signor Max” as she goes off to work (and Carla backs into the shelf behind her).
Lou teases Max and ribs him about secretly enjoying the dancing last night. Max insists that he's only doing it to score brownie points with Lyn, “Which means brownie points with Steph, which means none of your business…” Mr. Bojangles (aka Harold) comes in to borrow some soy milk and he gets talking about the dancing as well. Lou says that the “casual observer” may have thought there was a contest going on between the two men. Harold chortles that that's definitely not the case due to Max's lack of finesse in the fancy footwork area. Max scoffs at this and the two men end up making a bet on the matter.
Susan lays out the exam papers for her students as Boyd takes a seat amongst the other kids. Susan goes through all the exam info and then sets them all to work. Boyd starts to read a question about Shakespeare (out aloud I might add – that's a no-no Boydy…) that includes the word blind, and that darn voice in his head starts up again. Blinded by selfishness and stupidity she'd driven him away. He tries to shake it off but Sky's voice keeps plaguing his mind. I hear you can get an exorcism for that.
Later on in the exam Boyd is still hearing voices in his head. He throws his pen on the ground in annoyance (or did the voices tell him to? Hmm…). The students laugh but Susan shushes them and gently tells Boyd to calm down, he's got an hour left.
Outside the Exam Room
Boyd walks out and gives a quick glance in Serena and Lana's direction but totally ignores Sky. Burn! Sky doesn't get it; she thought that giving him the book before the exam would make Boyd less antsy, not more so. She says that if he fails his exam it's all her fault. Serena tells her that not everything revolves around her and Lana tries to make Sky feel better.
Boyd glares back at the girls over his shoulder and decides to dump the comic in a nearby rubbish bin on his way home. Some dude comes along and plucks it out of the trash – we can't see a face.
Karl and Susan come in for a drink after their psychology exam. He tells Max he thinks they did rather well, and so did Lyn. “Although, how many of her answers came from textbooks and how many from personal anecdotes from the hairdressers?”
Lou glides over still making fun of Signor Max. He offers to teach Max a move or two, taking him in the waltz position and dipping him to the floor.
Karl and Susan have a laugh at them. He says to her that he's glad he chatted to her this morning; he thinks he excelled on the super ego question. “I bet you did,” Susan laughs. She asks him what he's up to that night and he says he's going to try and get out of going clubbing with Izzy. Susan says that surely Isabelle doesn't expect him to go out every night but he tries to make out he usually likes it.
KARL: I enjoy the clubs. The people and the atmosphere and the music: The house, and the hippity-hop… the technoid… the dwarf. Yeah, I dance to it all.
Susan tries not to crack up laughing.
Lil gets off the phone from Luka a little bit teary. She still can't believe that he's gone but David reassures her that they'll fly over to Perth and see him some time. Serena chimes in and says Luka will be okay, he just has to work some things out. David goes to draw Lil a bath as Harold walks in and tells her in hushed tones that he had a run-in with Max. He fills her in on the bet and she smiles and says they'll wipe the floor with them.
Lana and Sky are at the computer and get Serena's attention when they say that Boyd threw Sky's book in the bin. It turns out that Sky had hoped Boyd would go to the Book Crossing website after he had read it and woo her back like Sky wooed him. Instead, some dude called Miles has found it and has typed an interesting message to Sky. Serena suggests Sky go and talk to Boyd about it but she doesn't think there's any point. “Why bother? He's already thrown my heart away.”
Steph is telling Max to hurry up because she's made him a special dinner. He wonders what the occasion is but Steph just wants to thank him for making such an effort with her mum.
Karl and Susan are still chatting away. Karl says he thought Izzy had retained a more sedate and refined taste when it came to music, but Susan reminds him that Isabelle modified her lifestyle in anticipation of becoming a mother– now that's not happening anymore she's going back to what she knows. “The thing is, how much are you willing to modify your lifestyle to suit her?”
Summer tries to show Boyd some of her designs but he couldn't care less. Max and Steph come home and ask him how the exam went but he really doesn't want to talk about it. Serena comes by to chat to Boyd and the Hoylands' scurry to the kitchen.
Serena wants to know why he threw Sky's book in the bin but he lies and says he “didn't even read the stupid thing”. He goes on to say that he knows she wants he and Sky to get back together but it's not going to happen. Boyd says sorry for being rude to her and admits he's had a tough day. Serena says he knows where she is if he wants to chat. Boyd stops her before she leaves and says she's a really good person. “Seriously, you actually care for people. I hope my next girlfriend's a lot more like you.” She smiles at him as she leaves. When she gets outside she has a bemusedly flattered look on her face. Oh dear. Looks like the adults aren't the only ones doing the tango.