Serena, Dylan and Stingray go and check out cars
Izzy tells Karl his jealousy is driving her bonkers
Paul putting in a phone call to help David win
Stingray is behind the wheel as he and Dylan hoon around in Dylan's new car, yelling like maniacs. Stingray accidentally runs into a bin and bolts out of the car before Dylan can do anything - Stinger thinks he's going to hurt him but Dylan yells out that everything will be fine.
Everyone is congratulating David on his win. Paul offers to buy everyone in the hall a drink and David thanks him for all his help. Paul says David should give himself more credit though, "you've got top instincts, matey." He lies through his teeth and tells David that the pictures of him draped in the flag must have gotten him over the line. Lil praises Paul for all the good work he's done and thanks him with a hug. Paul looks like all his Christmases have come at once as Izzy looks on in the background.
Stingray is frantically trying to keep Dylan out of the house by attempting to bolt the door while his brother is squished halfway through it. He's worried that Dylan is going to belt him but Dylan says he's not like that anymore. "I don't get mad like I used to. I'm not mad now!" He lays the guilt trip on Stinger and tells him he'll sleep in the car if he wants and that he's sorry he scared him. The trip worked as Stingray looks suitably chastised and lets his brother back in. He's still wary though so Dylan offers him a free swing at him. At first Stingray doesn't want to but Dylan aggravates him into it - Stinger punches him solidly in the guts.
Susan and Karl are sitting with David, Lil and Serena, chatting about what David is going to do with his new council powers. Rubbish bin fines seem to be top order for Councillor Bishop (oh, and sprucing up the hall too).
Izzy plonks herself down next to Paul who was eavesdropping (and staring at Lil) from another table. Izzy's bought in a couple of folders with plans for her new bar but Paul immediately puts a dampener on things. "Yeah actually Izzy, I've got an interior designer coming in to look at the space tomorrow morning." It's Karl's turn to eavesdrop as he flaps his ears in their direction, looking narky. Izzy thought he would have discussed all plans with her but Paul smooths his way over it, telling her she'll still be a big part of everything, Max as well. Izzy caves and says that's fine.
Stingray and Nemo (no? Too fishy? I hope he gets a fish name soon...), Stingray and Dylan are chatting on the couch. Everything is hunky dory until Dylan spills the beans about conning Susan into letting him live there. Stingray can't believe he lied to Suse and Dylan says he can tell her if he wants. Susan walks in the door giving Stinger the chance to rat his brother out... but he doesn't.
Karl and Izzy's Flat
Karl is saying to Izzy that she should have more involvement in the plans for the bar and that Paul should remain a silent partner as stated in their contract - or maybe not, it seems as though Izzy didn't read the contract that well. Karl says the bottom line is that if Paul's going to treat her like an office junior she shouldn't be in business with him. Izzy counteracts this and says maybe the bottom line is Karl's childish jealousy.
Stingray and Serena are watching telly from the couch while Stinger also wonders if he's done the right thing by not dobbing on Dylan. Serena reassures him he has and that he's an amazing person. Stinger starts to chat again but Serena's had enough of yammering and asks if he's going to kiss her or not. He jumps up and starts to do the 'I'm gonna kiss Serena!' dance but Serena whacks him with a pillow. They have a smooch.
Out The Front Of The Bishops'
David and Lil race out to the letterbox in their jammies so they can check out the newspaper. Lil points out a small section that says, '... also elected, David Bishop'. David thinks there should be more about him in there.
Serena runs down the drive and spies Stingray and Free Willy (too fishy again? Sigh. Okay, I'll keep trying) jumping into Dylan's car. She wants a lift to school as well and David and Lil are; A. Horrified to see her getting into a car with Stingray and a stranger and B. Horrified to see their little girl is dating Stingray again. After they find out that the stranger is Dylan (another Timmins much to their dismay) and they give the teens the third degree, they remind Serena to be home at lunch for the family photo for the Erinsborough News.
Karl and Izzy's Flat
The two of them laze about in bed not wanting to get up and start their day. Karl starts to apologise to her about the night before and agrees that Paul has to look after his money and therefore his businesses. Izzy thanks him for being concerned about her, "I love you looking out for me."
Izzy gets out of bed and jokes with Karl that she could just wear her negligee she has on to the meeting and maybe Paul will think twice about taking over. He smirks and says she can't provoke a reaction from him.
Bridge - Lake - Park - Thingy
The Three Teensketeers stand on a bridge over a large lake. Dylan says they should jump right in but Serena doesn't like that idea, besides, she doesn't have her bathers.
Down near the water's edge Stingray is about to jump in fully clothed before Dylan stops him. Serena is still wary about the idea but there's no time for hesitation as D-Meister grabs them both by the collar and drags them into the water.
Izzy rushes in to meet Paul, apologizing for being late, but she's fine because the designer is also behind schedule. Max can't make the meeting but Izzy says he trusts her judgement. Paul says to her that he got distracted last night with everything that was going on and that he really wants her opinion on things. Izzy opens up the folders and Paul sidles his chair up closer to her, putting his arm around her chair. Izzy looks a tad perturbed.
The Three Teensketeers are wringing out their wet uniforms while standing around in their underwear. Serena can't believe how much of a cack Dylan is and Stingray half-jokingly says it's not a competition. They exposition for us that they've missed library orientation but that it's not compulsory for final year students. And what else are you going to miss out on Miss Serena? Have a think...
SERENA: Oh my God! The photo shoot! Dad's going to kill me!
There you go. Sez freaks out that she won't get back in time but Dylan says not to worry. He hangs her school dress half out the window to dry and off they go.
Paul is still sitting millimetres away from Izzy telling her all about his business skills and how you have to be careful who you "get into bed with" and how things can go awry when the "chemistry" is all wrong. Izzy, having had enough of his thinly masked words, calls him out on the so-called designer. She believes there is no one coming and that Paul made up the whole thing to get her into bed (and *not* in the business sense if you know what I mean, winky wink, nudgy nudge). But wouldn't you know it, the designer rocks up at that exact moment causing Izzy to spontaneously combust from how hot her face became from all the embarrassment.
Paul privately speaks to the Izzy shaped pieces in the hall and tells her that if they're going to have a business relationship then Karl needs to keep his petty jealousies out of it.
David and Lil (who has straightened her hair and is looking quite glam) are quietly freaking out because Serena is late and she is making the newspaper people impatient. The photographer fixes Lil's hair in the background while David makes up excuses for his daughter and Lil fixes her hair back like it was. Hehe. Her mobile isn't switched on so David goes back to grovelling mode with the press.
DAVID: So anyway, if you could mention family in the article as much as possible, Bill. I can call you Bill? Call me David.
BILL: Sure, Dave.
DAVID: David. Cause I imagine we'll be seeing a lot of each other now that I'm "also elected".
Finally, The Three Teensketeers drive up the street. Serena rushes out buttoning up her dress along the way and lies that they got caught up in a water fight. A hasty family photo is taken with Serena looking dishevelled and David looking mutinous towards Stinger. Lil and her hair look perdy.
Karl walks in and asks Izzy how the meeting went but she's cranky with him. She says that because Paul accidentally brushed up against her she got all paranoid and made a fool of herself, "I can't conduct a business meeting without seeing things that aren't there." Karl's still back at the 'accidentally brushed up' bit - he's mad but Izzy's too angry with him to care. Ooh, it's a bubbling pit of anger bubbles in there.
The kidlets are back at school (random thought - since the blue uniforms are new you'd think the dye would have run when they got wet and they'd look like Smurfs now... Hmm, it's a puzzler). Susan asks the Timmins duo why they aren't in class and why they weren't at roll call in the morning. Dylan makes up a bogus story about hitting a dog on the way to school and how they had to take care of it. This plays to Susan's compassionate side and she eats the story up. Stingray can't believe Dylan blatantly lied to Suse. Again.
Serena's annoyed with the parentals because they picked her up from school. They're just trying to protect her but she feels smothered. "It's like Alcatraz here," Serena moans. David is just thinking about how bad her rocking up with half naked teenagers must have looked to the press. "If they start digging around god knows what family catastrophes they might find!" Lil wants to know what he means by that but he tries to worm his way out.
DAVID: The media, they're vultures. They can turn me into Bill Clinton and you into Monica Seles.
LIL: Lewinski. And since we're married wouldn't that make me more Hillary than Monica?
DAVID: Oh look, whatever!
Serena and Lil promise they'll be careful.
(Home of the tea cup, bowl of fruit and Cassie bleating according to the stock shot transition). Susan brings up how traumatic the accident with the dog must have been earlier that day. Dylan plays along until Stingray cracks and admits to Susan that there was no dog. "We wagged school and went swimming. It was a lie. All of it." Susan looks very disheartened and says she would have expected a bit more respect, especially from "two boys I've opened my home to". She goes off to have a bath leaving them to stew in their own guilt.
Once she's out of the room, Dylan turns scary and pummels Stingray into the couch. He's angry that he told but Stingray reminds him he said he could - that was only for the lie about the park though Dylan reminds him. Stingray shouts out that he's not going to lie to Susan and something in Dylan makes him stop the Hulk!Smash! tendencies. He stands up and apologises to his brother admitting he has a hard time controlling his temper. Stingray's eyes are full of fear. I think Dylan's fish name should be Jaws.