- Dan barging in on Libby and Lucas
- Declan walking into his surprise party
- The party getting out of hand with unruly guests
- Donna hinting to Josh that she wants to be asked out
- Angus jealous of Ty & Rachel's friendship
Dan stands outside and stares down Lucas through the front window. Toadie finds his housemate and comments on how creepy the stalker act is, enticing him away with the promise of sad Celine Dion music to suit his mood.
Inside, Lucas asks Lib if Dan's the “complication” she was talking about earlier. Lib apologises and says Dan had no right to barge in. She asks Lucas to stay, but he looks unsettled and decides to leave. Steph comforts her friend.
The gatecrashers are having a whale of a time (including one wearing copycat Corey Worthington sunnies - nice nod there!), until Declan and the rest of the Ramsay Street revellers kick them out.
SIENNA: Declan this place is a disaster!
DECLAN: (annoyed) I know!
SIENNA: There's food on the floor.
RINGO: Someone spewed in the bath, man.
ZEKE: And there's people hooking up in Carmella's room.
SIENNA: There's mustard on the couch! Who eats mustard at a party?
Grimacing, Declan declares that he is so dead.
Dan is listening to a CD - sadly not Celine, but an old school Ashley Reeder in-house track - when Toadie walks in for a chat. Dan tells Toad that the guy Libby is with is trouble but she wouldn't listen to him. Toadie thinks Dan is stupid for barrelling in there all guns blazing.
DAN: I had to warn her, Toad.
TOADIE: No, you had to go and get all Fatal Attraction on her and freak her out when she was getting it on with somebody new! Are you sure you're not a girl?
Toad reminds Dan that Lib's a smart girl and she'll work things out for herself. Dan takes this as a sign he should go to bed.
Libby rants to Steph about how much of a jerk Dan is for acting like a jealous boyfriend when he has no right to. There's a knock at the door and Lib fiercely strides towards it - if it's Dan, look out! But the guest turns out to be Lucas, and Steph leaves the two of them to chat. Lib looks a little downcast when Lucas says he just forgot something, but that ‘something' turns out to be a kiss. Lucas tells her that he'll see her again soon and Lib and Steph indulge in some silent squealing after he walks out.
Declan holds up a sopping wet couch cushion as Sienna and the gang let him know that all the guests have been removed. Rachel and Angus wander in from wherever they were and survey the damage, but are met with a frosty reception. Ty grabs Rachel for a chat before she leaves (in an attempt to show her not everyone feels so hostile towards her).
TY: (mock serious) I just wanted to say - you went off-key in the chorus.
RACHEL: (playing along) Yeah... Well your harmonies were flat.
TY: You forgot the words.
RACHEL: Your playing sucks.
TY: (cracking a smile) Not bad.
RACHEL: Yeah you too.
ANGUS: (jealous) Lets go.
Declan frets about the mess then almost has a coronary when he hears his mum's car pull up in the driveway. He warns everyone to keep quiet before rushing outside.
Ramsay Street - Number 24 Driveway
Declan plays casual and asks what Rebecca's doing back home, but Rebecca says that something made her “parental antenna twitch”. Declan tries to coerce her away from the house with the promise of a camomile tea and a vanilla slice, but Rebecca gets suss when he won't let her up the front stairs. Eyeballing him, she tries to run past him. Declan pleads with her not to go in, but she's got her angry mum face on and heads upstairs.
Rebecca stands silently fuming at all the mess. She hears a noise in the kitchen and screams at two stray pashing party guests to get out of the house (how on earth did the teens not see them earlier?). Declan tells her that he's so sorry, but Rebecca just glares at him.
Angus comments on how much Ty likes Rachel, but she assures him that they're just friends. Rachel knows it's difficult for Angus to be around her friends and says she'd do anything to make him feel better, so Angus asks her to move in with him. Rachel's quite stunned, but Angus says it'll be great. She'll go to school, he'll work and there'll be no one to tell them what to do.
RACHEL: What about Karl and Susan?
ANGUS: When they told you to let me go did you listen? So why worry about them now? If you want to be with me...
RACHEL: Of course I want to be with you.
Relenting, she smiles and says she'll move in with him. Way to pressure her there, Angus.
Rebecca tells everyone off and demands that the place is made spotless, but Declan politely asks her to sit down and shut up. It was his birthday so he'll be the one responsible for organizing the clean-up crew. He gives all the Ramsay Street-ers jobs to do.
DECLAN: Zeke have you ever cleaned a bathroom?
ZEKE: No Susan normally does that.
(Everyone scoffs at him)
DECLAN: Alright mate, go and get a bucket, you're on vomit duty.
He then hands his mum his car keys - he'll let her decide when he's done enough to earn them back. Rebecca looks pleasantly surprised with this new, more mature version of her son.
We're into a clean-up musical montage with ‘One Fine Day' blaring through the house. Donna sits on Josh's lap and he wheels her around while she vacuums, before they sing a little duet in time with the song. The boys and Didge mess about, squirting one another with spray bottles and playing ‘flick the tea towel at Ty's arse' (much like ‘whack Ty on the arse' from the opening credits). Sienna scrubs at the couch for a million years trying to get the mustard out (sadly, Josh and Donna don't break into ‘They Got The Mustard Out' from the Buffy musical).
Morning has broooooken, like the first moooooorning! Sorry, just keeping in line with the musical theme. Anyway, morning has indeed broken and the cleaning is finally done. Declan exhaustedly wakes up his mum to give her a coffee, and she happily hands back his car keys. She teases her little boy about how tired he is, but that doesn't mean she's about to let him stay home from school. They threw the party on a Sunday night? Lame!
Toadie joins Dan in the lounge for brekkie, only to be startled by Steve who fell asleep behind the couch. While he toddles off, Toadie bags out Dan for singing along to Radiohead at 5am like a sadsack and asks what his plan of attack is for the day.
DAN: Well I thought I'd really hit the country and western today you know?
TOADIE: (sarcastic) Yeah that's a great idea. We could listen to some sad music out on the veranda while some other guy makes the moves on Libby.
He advises Dan to stop hanging outside Libby's place like a lovesick teenager and actually do something about the situation. Toadie screams out for Callum to get up, but Steve sleepily tells him to shut up.
Susan, Karl and Rachel are eating breakfast together.
SUSAN: Hey, Rebecca reckons that Zeke cleaned the bathroom.
KARL: Does he know how to?
KARL: He's been hiding that particular skill.
SUSAN: Not for much longer though.
KARL: (to Rachel) I heard there was quite a party last night.
RACHEL: It was OK.
SUSAN: I also heard that you sang beautifully... Makes a change from the usual shocking singing we've got to listen to around here.
KARL: (grabbing her cereal bowl) Hey, hey, hey! You take that back or the strawberries get it!
SUSAN: You're not man enough.
Angus arrives to walk Rachel to school and puts a dampener on the happy mood. He accidentally lets the cat out of the bag about Rachel moving out, assuming Rachel had already told everyone. Susan and Karl are aghast and Karl gruffly informs Angus that it's not going to happen - he's already caused everyone enough grief. Getting upset, Rachel tells them that she's going to move out and they can't stop her. Rachel and Angus leave and Susan glares at Karl for putting his foot in it.
Susan and Karl fight about their different parenting approaches - Karl's like a bull in a china shop and Susan prefers the more calm approach.
SUSAN: Alright, given they have decided to live together; what are we going to do about it?
KARL: Well maybe we won't have to do anything. I mean the idiot hasn't got a hope...
SUSAN: (frustrated) Oh Karl, if you keep saying things like that you will just keep pushing her further away!
KARL: As opposed to dragging him in here and inviting him to stay?
SUSAN: Oh Karl just shut up!
KARL: Why don't you shut up?
SUSAN: I said it first!
KARL: (fed up) Yeah well you always do!
They realise how silly they're being and come together for a hug. Susan wonders what on earth they're going to do.
Angus and Rachel walk in hand-in-hand much to Dan's displeasure. Dan lets Angus know he shouldn't be at school, which Rachel thinks is unfair, but Angus leaves to keep the peace. Dan reminds Rachel that her marks are slipping and suggests that she have a think about what matters most in her life.
Walking down the hall, Dan notices Libby sitting in a classroom. They stare at one another (FOR A CHANGE) but don't say anything.
Skiving off from school, Dan takes out his inner rage on a punching bag while Libby's words from the previous night ring about in his ears. The punching hasn't seemed to quell his anger. I know, how about you go and stare at something.
The teens all sleepily gather together, bagging each other out about their snoring and drooling.
DECLAN: None of us would be tired if you didn't invite all your friends.
DONNA: (shrugging) What else is the internet for?
Rachel joins them and is happy to learn that they're heading to the General Store for milkshakes and cake. She's about to ask if Angus can come too when Zeke abruptly cuts her off and tells her no. Masking her hurt, Rachel walks off.
General Store/Number 28
The teens are all mucking about, having a grand old time while Rachel is stuck at home packing up a suitcase of her belongings. To Zeke's credit, he does look a tad guilty for Rachel not being there. Back at #28, Susan watches Rachel from the doorway before silently helping her to fold some clothes.
Karl and Susan walk Rachel out to meet Angus. Rachel struggles to put the handle of her case down, so Karl steps in before Angus can and helps her. Rachel puts on a brave face as she gets into the car and waves goodbye to Susan and Karl, but you can tell she's not too happy to be going.