- Summer telling Bree that Janelle is putting too much pressure on her, and Janelle overhearing.
- Janae attacking Serena.
- Sindi upset after her hypnotherapy.
Susan tells Karl that Janae has major issues – even though she may have been looking out for her brother, hitting another student is not on. Susan leaves, and Karl follows Janae into the classroom. Karl asks Janae if she knows why he is there.
JANAE: So you can give me a spanking?
Karl reminds her that she assaulted another student, but Jane corrects him – she decked a snobby moll. Karl says so she doesn't think what she did was out of line? Janae goes to bite back, but changes her mind, turning on the sweet and innocent act, saying she knows what she did was wrong and she'll never do it again, cross her heart.
KARL: Would you like your Golden Globe now, or do you want to wait for the Oscar's?
Connor is praising Lyn for her great sewing skills. Yes, she has made him a wrestling costume. Lyn asks if he is really serious about going through with the wrestling tonight, and he replies he is. Lyn tells him that Kev Karnage is one big slab of meat…but don't worry, The Shamrock has a few tricks up his sleeve. Lyn says she will be there with bells on, and asks Susan (who has randomly appeared) if she will be there.
SUSAN: Ooooh, for sure, nothing better than big sweaty men in tights thumping each other!
Connor tells her he doesn't sweat that much, and Toadie (who has also randomly appeared) says yeah, and he's not that big either! Lyn asks if the Lawman will be putting in an appearance, but Toadie says that chapter in his life is well and truly closed – wrestling means nothing to him – NOTHING! Connor leaves after him, clutching his costume, and Lyn follows, saying she has to get Oscar. That leaves Susan with…hello, it's a randomly appeared Janelle!
SUSAN: Oh, Janelle, I'm so glad I found you!
JANELLE: Yeah, where have you been all my life Susie Q?
Susan asks if she has time for a quick word about Janae. Janelle asks why and Susan replies that Janae attacked another student – Serena Bishop.
Janelle asks why, and Susan tells her it doesn't matter, but Janelle says it might have been self defence. Susan says she might have been upset because Stingray and Serena have broken up. Janelle starts bad mouthing Serena, while Susan thinks she is talking about Janae, then Janelle hurries off, saying that her Scotty needs her, leaving Susan asking what about Janae?
Erinsborough High Classroom
Karl tells Janae that she might think he doesn't understand how she is feeling, but he was a teenager once himself.
JANAE: Oh yeah, you rode Pharlap in the Melbourne Cup!
He tells her he knows how hard it is to be a teenager, but Janae doesn't want to hear it – she's heard it so many times before she could write a book about it. Karl asks her what she has against Serena – what is it about? Janae says that won't work on her either.
Summer is testing Bree on her spelling, telling her she is a freak she can spell so well, and the other competitors shouldn't even bother turning up – Bree is bound to win, just as long as ‘you know who doesn't make you you know what.' Summer tells her to remember the relaxation techniques she told her.
Janelle comes in looking for Stingray, but can't find him. She comes back to the lounge room, where Bree is breathing in a paper bag. She asks her if she is trying to suffocate – she has the state finals tomorrow! Summer tells her it is a relaxation technique.
JANELLE: It's a bag. Anyway, didn't I ban you Sunny?
Janelle tells Summer to skedaddle before Bree has conniptions. Bree protests, but Summer says she has to go anyway, good luck with…everything…and she'll see her later.
JANELLE: Why do you keep that little trouble maker come home?
BREE: She's my friend.
JANELLE: And I am your yummy mummy, here to give you my full and undivided attention…
Just as soon as she has had a D and M with Scotty of course. She asks if Bree has seen him, and Bree says he said something about heading over to West Warratah, and them shooting a video there or something.
JANELLE: Ooh, I'd better put my nice cardi on! Onya love, and you just keep spelling till I get back!
BREE: Gullibility… G-U-L-L…
Sindi is asleep on the lounge, and Stu is telling Susan he doesn't know what to think – this think has knocked Sindi for a six (Stu, Susan, Sindi, Six s s s… (/waaay too much prac teaching in Kindergarten…)). Susan asks if the hypnotist said anything, and Stu replies just that Sindi had unlocked some hidden memory of some childhood event. Susan says that sometimes people remember things under hypnosis that never really happened, and suddenly Sindi jumps up in fright, saying ‘Enid.' Stu and Susan hurry over and ask if she is alright, what happened? Sindi says she was in the dark place again, and she heard a voice – someone was coming to get her. Stu tells her she is safe now, it is ok. He asks her who Enid is, and Sindi replies that she has an Aunty Enid, but she hasn't seen her in years. Stu asks if it was her voice she heard, but Sindi starts to get upset – she can't remember, and she just wants it all to go away. She hugs Stu and tells him not to leave her. He says he isn't going anywhere, he promises.
Erinsborough High Classroom
Janae and Karl are sitting silently, and Karl tells her if she is still happy to go with silent treatment, he will stay there all night.
JANAE: A sleepover just for you and me? Won't your bit of fluff be ground off?
KARL: Do you want to know what I think's going on here?
JANAE: Dazzle me.
Karl tells her he thinks that this whole wild child attitude is just an act – hanging around with the wrong crowds, picking fights – that it isn't really her.
JANAE: Well would you let me know who she is then? She's nickin' my lip gloss.
Karl says he thinks she is missing something she craves.
JANAE: Right now it's afternoon TV.
Karl says it is easy to see how she could find it hard to know where she fits in at home, with all the strong personalities – getting into trouble would be the best way she can get a look in. She shouldn't have to lash out to get Stingray to notice her. It's as if she feels her family doesn't notice her. Janae jumps up and yells that he doesn't know the first thing about her or her family, and she doesn't want to hear what he has to say. She runs out f the classroom, knocking desks and chairs over. Karl tries to get her to stay, but she screams that she doesn't want to hear it, and runs off.
Sindi is getting ready for a run, telling Susan that it will do her good. Stu comes in and tells her that he has to go down to the station and finish off some reports. Sindi doesn't want him to go, but he says he will be back before she knows it, and he loves her.
Karl comes in as Stuart leaves.
SUSAN: Oh, gee – there's a face only an ex-wife could love!
He tells her he needs to talk to her about Janae, as Sindi makes her exit for ‘a very looong jog.' Susan says she takes it he didn't make much progress, and Karl replies that he just made an angry and troubled teenager angrier and more troubled. Susan says teenager's don't like to talk about their problems – he should know that, but Karl thinks that Janae should see someone with more experience.
SUSAN: Oh, come on Karl, that's not good enough – you can't just cut and run when things get tough…again…
Bree is practicing her spelling when Janelle arrives home, telling Bree that she found neither hide nor hair of Scotty *or* Eminem BREANNA! Bree tells her that the film crew must have…err…packed up for the day. Stingray comes in and Janelle sympathetically asks how his day was.
STINGRAY: It was good – school, skate, had a stack, had a snack, came home.
Janelle gives up and tells Stingray she knows ‘the stuck up moll' dumped him, and if he doesn't want to talk, that's fine she understands…even though he is her favourite. Bree looks up. Janelle says she should have seen it coming, but she has been so wrapped up with Bree and her spelling… Stingray says the competition is pretty important, but Janelle replies that nothing is as important as her Scotty – capisce? Bree looks on sadly.
House of Trouser…home of THE SHAMROCK!
Oh dear god, why me? ...
Lyn has finished Connors costume – complete with shiny green lycra bike pants, and shamrocks on the black vest top. However, Lynnie notices it appears to be a little baggy in the…err…netheregions. Connor says it is just cold in there, but she says it is her fault – she used the same pattern for the gusset as she did for Toadies. She pops home to get some elastic to fix it, despite Connor's protests that they are fine, as Toadie comes in laughing.
TOADIE: What are you supposed to be? The Giant Stick of Celery now?
CONNOR: Mock all you want, Toadie, mock all you want – behold, the Shamrock, in all his majestic glory (cue cheesy Irish jig)
TOADIE: (laughs) There's not too much majestic glory in those budgie smugglers, mate. My my! What a small pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
Connor says he won't be laughing when he beats Kev Karnage tonight, but Toadie is staying home to watch Simpson's repeats. Come on, it's the one where George Bush Senior moves in over the road! We can't miss that!
Karl tells Susan he can cope with hundreds of starving children in Africa, but this particular stroppy teenager is beyond him. Susan just thinks he needs to give it more time, and asks him how he went over in Africa. Karl replies that it was the hardest but best thing he has ever done in his life, and he would do it again in a heartbeat. Susan says he should have done it years ago…but anyway, she has some news too – from when she was in Shepperton.
KARL: Oh, yeah – how are Libby and Ben?
SUSAN: Oh, good – yeah, they're great, and so's Darren, thanks for asking…
KARL: I meant him too…
SUSAN: Yeah, I bet you did!
Anyway, she tells him that she ran into Bec...someone…who she went to teacher's collage with, and she offered her a job. Karl realises this means she will be moving to Shepperton, and Susan says she can't run a home for waifs and orphans all her life, and besides, there is nothing keeping her here…
Janelle places a big plate of fish fingers in front of Stingray, telling him there is nothing like a bit of grease to chase away a case of the bads. Stingray reminds her he said he isn't hungry, but Janelle says he should get over Serena – she was too much like hard work, and he is better off without her. Now he can go ‘sow some of your wild oats, you cowboy you.' Yeehah. Janelle tells him the girls will be falling all over a top fella like him.
BREE: I'm just gonna go…take Harvey out and…play in the traffic.
JANELLE: Take a coat love! You're a top catch Scotty.
STINGRAY: Did you not hear what Bree just said?
JANELLE: She's gone to play with the pooch…she didn't want money for a treat, did she?
Stingray gets frustrated, saying that he is glad she wants to help him, but sometimes she wants to help too much. Janelle says that he is her favourite, but Stingray replies that maybe he doesn't want to be her favourite. Janelle just laughs, but Stingray says he is serious – what about everyone else?
JANELLE: What about 'em?
STINGRAY: Well you could pay them some equal attention sometimes.
JANELLE: Oh, yes, well I have been ignoring Bree and her spelling, and if the others did anything worth noticing, other than getting detentions and landing themselves in Juvie…look, (Janae appears in the doorway) you are the bee's knee's – my special little man, you always have been, and always will be.
STINGRAY: Yeah, but…
JANELLE: No buts – there is just something special about you that the others don't seem to have.
Stingray's eyes widen as he realises Janae is listening, and she storms off. Janelle looks over her shoulder to see what he is looking at, but she is gone.
Lyn asks Janelle to put the broccoli on while she feeds Oscar, and Janelle tells her to do the airplane thingy with him – worked everytime with ‘buggerlugs' (Stingray). Just to demonstrate, he zooms a fish finger towards him and shoves it in his mouth. Yum.
Janae comes into the kitchen, and Janelle starts ripping into her, telling her if she thins she enjoys being hauled up by Miss Smith about Janae's shenanigans when she is *trying* to relax on her coffee break, then she is dead wrong.
Janae storms into the loungeroom, and as Janelle starts gushing over Stingray again, she pushes a lamp over. Everyone rushes in to see what happened, and Janae says it fell. Janelle remarks that maybe Karl should put her into counselling for being clumsy as well. She says she has had a gutful of her, and she is grounded – no TV and no boys for two weeks. Janae runs out, Stingray tries to stop her, but Janelle stops him from…stopping her. Janae stops against the front door, crying.
The heavy rock music plays, which can only mean one thing…gulp…
Stingray comes rushing in, and spots Bree. He asks if she has seen Janae, and she says not recently. He asks her how she is feeling about the spelling bee tomorrow, and tells her not to worry, she will ace it, and besides, Team Timmins will be there to look after her. Stingray tells Bree he is really proud of her. Aww.
Over the other side of the hall, Summer is telling Janelle, Susan and Lyn about Bobby's escapades on horseback. They are captivated by the story, but then when Sum says that Bobby is ok, they pretend like they didn't care anyway – he's a nice bloke and all, but…yeah (taps nose )
LYNNIE: Anyway, I'll see you in a minute, girls.
She pulls off her scarf to reveal the bowtie she is wearing. Dear lord – our Lynnie is commentating the wrestling. She jumps into the ring, and Janelle and Suse look stunned. She starts off talking in her normal voice…”Hi, I'm Lyn Scully…I'll be your MC for the night…”
Janelle tells her to ‘crank it up to 11' and suddenly Lynnie roars! Laaadies aaaand geeentlmeeeen, iiiit's SHOWTIME!!!! Go Lynnie (wave's pom-poms) RoaringLynnie™ introduces Kev Karnage, and everyone boo's, and then she introduces THE SHAMROCK, and everyone cheers while that somewhat irritating tin whistle tune plays. Connor trips up and falls into the ring, pulling himself up using Kev Karnage as a prop, and practically cuddling him.
LYN: Don't worry sweetheart, you've rehearsed all the moves, you'll be fine! (puts RoaringLynnie™ voice back on) ARE YOU READY TO RUUUUMBBBLLLEEEE?!?!?!?
And so it begins. Kev Karnage is belting the bejeebers out of The Shamrock, as Toadie, who has torn himself away from the Simpson's, appears at the doorway, looking thoughtful.
Susan's…home of NeuroticSindi™
Stu arrives back to Sindi firing twenty questions at him – she called the station and he left ages ago – where has he been? Stu admits that he wanted to do something to help her, so he went to her Ant Enid's. Sindi accuses him of checking upon her again, but then asks what he found, Stu says nothing – the house is nothing special, just a normal little bungalow. Sindi says she could have told him that, but Stu says he wanted to see for himself. Sindi then accuses him of not trusting her, and not believing her. He says of course he believes her.
SINDI: Then why weren't you here when I needed you? How come you were gallivanting around playing stupid detective?
Stu says he just wanted to help – he feels powerless just sitting around watching her go through all this stuff.
The boys are at it again, Connor gets knocked down, but then head buts Kev Karnage up the bum. Just as the Shamrock thinks he is winning, Kev picks him up from behind. The audience can't look, as a second wrestler joins Kev Karnage, which Summer exclaims is unfair! Susan tells her they are wrestlers, they don't have to be fair, as they bounce the little leprechaun around the ring. All looks lost for our sprightly Irish pal, that is until…look there! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's…..THE LAWMAN!!!!!!!!
Everyone cheers as The Lawman knocks the two beefcakes heads together, and throws Kev Karnage out of the ring. The crowd then goes wild as he finishes off the job, winning the match hands down.
The Lawman is back. Yay. (note the sarcasm...)
Karl walks into the darkened classroom, where he has left his diary. As he walks back out into the corridor, he can hear sobbing. He finds Janae crouched between the lockers, crying. She gets up, saying she'll leave, but he asks her what is wrong. She says she didn't have anywhere else to go – she doesn't have any friends.
KARL: What am I?
JANAE: You still want to help me?
KARL: Of course I do.
JANAE: I'm just so messed up…I need your help.
She hugs Karl, who looks relieved to have gotten through to her.