Boyd applying at the gym.
Stingray agreeing that Dylan can go to Erinsborough High.
Boyd laments about his future, and how he has just stuffed up his high school education, before we see he is doing his video entry into the video camera. He's worried he'll be the oldest guy working at Grease Monkey's, while his mates go ahead with their university degrees and careers.
Stingray goes through his new books, while Dylan does the dishes. Susan discreetly asks Stingray whether or not Dylan should move into the spacious house…but he won't have any part of it and vocalises this. Dylan says it's fine and Stingray is happy that everyone is happy!
Sky has come to whisk Boyd away to an end-of-holiday celebratory at Grease Monkeys…but he has chosen to have a work out. She teases him, suggesting that “brain capacity is inversely proportional to muscle mass” ie. Most guys who work out, aren't very bright. Boyd is reluctant to go, as this is job now and he wouldn't fit in anyway. Another gym employee (Todd) comes over and gestures for Boyd to follow him for his work out.
Serena and David argue about whether she can go out tonight…he's worried she isn't taking her final year seriously! David keeps on going on about a good education takes you places, or Serena could end up painting finger nails at the mall… Lil warns David about his blood pressure, and soon enough – David feels a sharp pain in his stomach. Fortunately (or unfortunately), Lil says it's just gas from the cabbage rolls.
Paul tries to calm down David's nerves about the election, reassuring that they've done everything they can and that people will vote for him. He's a little calmer and lets Serena go out, but wants something to settle his stomach.
DAVID: Have we got anything for those cabbage rolls?
LIL: I could get you a fan…
Paul goes to leave too, and Lil gives him some home cooked food and Paul is touched. He says it's good comfort food and leaves.
LIL: Aww, he's a nice guy!
Dylan compliments Stingray on how good he has it here and Stingray warns him not to stuff it up for him! He also warns him that school is different around here, there is actual work to be done, but Dylan brushes him off saying it'll be fine. He spots “the babes” ie. Serena and Sky and runs over to introduce himself.
A nice cut to the chirping birds and we see Karl and Susan walking together to school. Dylan, who has been sleeping in the park, hears them and quickly brushes himself clean. When he is spotted by Susan, he denies he's been sleeping here and then quickly runs off to school. Karl and Susan look concerned.
David is about to do something for his campaign…before Lil spots a truly hideous poster of David. Paul turns to look and we see that it's a flier of David, draped in the Australian flag. He's proud of his handmade efforts with the computer, as it shows “I'm a proud Aussie”. Lil and Paul just look horrified and quickly distract David and their plans so they can go and hunt down the other 50 fliers David has put up.
Grease Monkeys (outside)
Stingray, Boyd, Serena and Sky walk together to school, all dressed (well, except for Boyd) in their new powder blue, uniforms. So new in fact, that Stingray unhooks a pin still stuck in the back. They're all amazed when they see David's new flier, tacked up and Serena takes it down and gives it to Paul and Lil who are having their scavenger hunt. The kids go off merrily to school and Lil and David are proud of themselves for finding all 49 posters…as the 50th was found by Lil in their photo album. Paul suggests they go for coffee but Lil can't, so he tries for lunch and she agrees…they can have it with David too and walks off. Paul scrunches the flier as we cut to a commercial break with a lovely scowl.
Susan quickly debriefs the year 12s about the trials and tribulations that their final year has to offer…and hands it over to Karl, who is their newly appointed guidance counsellor and once introduced, has a minor slip about who is the Mrs Kennedy in his life.
KARL: I'd just like to reiterate what Mrs Kennedy…er, Ms Smith has said.
He talks about how he's there to help, not judge the students. He's had kids himself, so he's seen it all! Stingray warns him about “seeing it all” and points down to his pants as Karl has “his bunny hatch open”. Of course, it's all a joke – but Stingray and the class are amused.
Whilst cleaning up some equipment, Boyd is about to take a bite into a natural, energy bar, but Todd quickly stops him, pointing out the fat content! It's more than 50%, despite it being “all natural”. He says that Boyd's in good natural physique and with some hard work, he could be as big as 90% of the guys in here.
Susan has a surprise for the year 12's…homework! Woo, but not actual work for them to do, but more talking about how the department has recommended they do between 1-3 hours per night, and up to 6 hours on the weekend. It seems like a lot, but they really do need it. Dylan pops his hand up, and asks about when they will study Shakespeare as he is really looking forward to it. Stingray has a go at Dylan, accusing him of knowing nothing (though Dylan has seen the “Romeo and Juliet” DVD heaps of times). Susan quietens it down, telling Dylan they will study Shakespeare soon enough. The bell rings and everyone goes except for Scott…whom Susan wants a few words with. She doesn't know why he's being disruptive and warns him to tone it down. She also wants Dylan to move into their house – as she knows she saw Dylan sleeping in the park. Stingray, unconvinced isn't very sure…but Susan promises it will only be a trial and at the first sign of trouble, she will personally kick him out.
In the hallway, Karl talks to Susan about his new job as GC…he's been finding some of it a bit hard, especially when he hears about how some kids can't even afford breakfast – it sounds like something out of a movie! He can't tell her their names…but just mentions they were three year 8 girls. Susan's lightbulb goes off and she immediately names each girl – also mentioning that each of their parents are in a wealthy profession. If it sounded like their sob story was out of a movie, it's because it probably was! “Together they call themselves the material girls!” They both laugh with Susan going to get coffee, Karl just staring after her.
The centre of attention, Dylan recalls an old story with a strawberry farmer about himself and Stingray which immediately amuses everyone. Lil and David pop on in – concerned that Serena isn't at home and stuck into her books! She tells her to chill, they don't have any homework – Lil is just concerned that's all. Anyway, they've spotted Paul so they go over to him.
Dylan grabs some food, and Stingray uses this opportunity to offer Dylan a space at Susan's. She did ask him and he gave it the go-ahead. Pleased, Dylan says it'll be great and pats him on the back.
Meanwhile, Paul and David chat – well, David doing more fretting about the election, whilst Paul gazes at Lil. Paul suggests spending time with his wife…that's what he'd be doing and David agrees! He should be seen as the family man and goes over to Lil and plants a kiss. A somewhat sullen outward glare from Paul once again follows into the commercial break…
Sky watches Boyd dissect his sandwich roll. He says he's starting a new regime where he eats 5 meals per day, cutting out all fat. And he will only eat carbs before midday, and only eat protein after midday. Sky tells him he's crazy for doing so. Stingray hops up to leave, telling Serena that they have to wait for Dylan though and yeah, they have become closer since before lunch! Dylan comes bounding in, wanting to quickly check out a car that his mate is selling. And he wants Serena's “chick perspective”. Not wanting to be left out, Stinger invites himself along and also invites Sky and Boyd. He's gotta go back to work however so Sky goes anyway.
Later that night…the community hall has been transformed into the tally centre for David's campaign efforts. David is down that he's only in 10th place, as only the first 8th people get elected.
Susan comments to Paul and Karl that the greens are doing pretty well…Paul excuses himself to talk with David. He tries to calm David down, telling him to relax.
DAVID: Do you have any idea how tense that makes a person?
Paul excuses himself again to make a mysterious phone call…
Serena whines to Sky that Stingray aren't back yet from the car like they said they'd be.
Meanwhile in the corner, Paul talks to a Colin on the phone, wanting him to “make something happen right now” as he owes him.
Dylan and Stingray come zooming in a car, “Bitchin'!” they yell. Stingray is having a good time, but he's really gotta go, he's promised to meet up with Serena. Dylan accuses him of having turned into a girl and asks him to prove him otherwise. Stingray reluctantly agrees…and they jump out of the car.
Serena, angsty, continues to moan to Sky about Stingray's absence!
SKY: You're sounding like a girlfriend there, girlfriend!
No…Serena just doesn't like it when he'd promise to come and he has not.
David wants to concede defeat and call it a night, but Paul won't let him. Stuff could still happen, no fat lady has sung yet! Lil receives a phone call and is pleased to tell David he's back in the race after a late surge from Ansens Corner.
Excited, David can't believe his luck! He's more optimistic now, positive that things will be okay. Suddenly David's phone rings…he picks it up.
There's a tense, silent moment.
Hanging up, with a straight face he says HE IS IN!
Everyone is super happy, and Paul looks quite pleased with himself.