Miranda learning that Mickey's not having much fun in Perth.
Declan wondering what he has to do to get Didge back.
Fitzy trying to reassure the class that the IQ test wasn't about who's the brightest student.
Ringo running into Dan's car as he's driving.
Ringo seeing Carmella asleep on the sofa in number 24, with the cooker on, but no flame lighting the gas...
Outside the house Ringo suddenly realises what he saw – the lack of flame on the cooker and Carmella supposedly ‘asleep'. He legs it back to the house, but can't get in. He runs round to the back door and forces his way in. He turns off the gas, opens the front door, calling for Carmella, and grabs Chloe from her bedroom.
Carmella wakes up, and Ringo leads them all outside.
Susan and Lib are having a drink when Dan approaches them to talk to Libby about a school matter. Libby suggests he speak to her about it tomorrow. Lucas watches from another table.
Rebecca is worried about Carmella who apologises for ruining Rebecca's cooking because she fell asleep. Carm goes to put Chloe to sleep, and Rebecca praises Ringo for doing so well. He, however, gets a little teary and admits that he walked away before he'd even realised.
Some band are playing at Charlie's. Dan and Lucas are both in the bar, watching them. Dan approaches his brother and they have a relatively civilised conversation. Dan admits to Lucas that Libby's close to giving up on both the guys, and wonders if Lucas is going to be sticking around – he says he is.
Rebecca and Carmella return from the bedroom and thank Ringo again, who is pretty quiet. Rebecca has to go back to work, and Carmella tries to praise Ringo again but he rejects her kind words. She offers him dinner, and he knows this is her way of distracting him and getting him to eat something.
Cut to later and they are eating at the dining table. Carmella knows that things haven't been so great for Ringo lately, and he admits that he scored really low on an IQ test which has really bothered him. Carmella tells him that he's brave, reliable, and always there for people – things which a test can't measure. The thing is, Ringo knows all this, but it doesn't help the way he feels.
Ned calls and Didge answers the phone, passing it to Steve. Apparently Mickey's gone missing, and Steve reassures his brother he can call at any time. Steve puts the phone down and tells Miranda and Bridget that Mickey was with friends of Ned's in Adelaide, but has disappeared. Didge thinks she should check his web page.
She checks it out – something called ‘blueboard' which is identical in every way to Facebook. And something else scary – Mickey has 65 friends. How, how, how?
Neighbours is so at the forefront of technology.
Toadie is on the sofa with some juice, and Dan falling asleep on his shoulder. Callum is trying to leave the house, and Toadie asks him to get him a drink. Cal does it with no attitude, and immediately makes Toadie suspicious. Dan and Toad want to know what's going on.
Callum admits that it's Nicola...she's not talking to him and he thought it might be the photos...he doesn't know if she likes him anymore. Dan tells Cal that Nic's not feeling well, and just needs some space.
TOADIE: Hey, do you want to take the garbage out?
CALLUM: Do it yourself.
TOADIE: That's more like it.
Callum is wandering around the street and the bushes are making a noise. Cal keeps checking that Toadie isn't out there, before answering his phone to Mickey, and meeting him outside the Parkers'. Mickey tells Callum that he needs a place to crash, but that he can't tell anyone he's there.
Didge is leaving a webcam message for Mickey, asking him to let them know he's okay. She assures him he's not in any trouble, they just want him back.
There's a knock at the door and it's Declan for Didge. He knows what he did was wrong, and he knows he made her feel awful. He doesn't know how to make things right, but he doesn't want to be without her. Didge declares that this is all just words, and he needs to show her how he feels. She slams the door in his face.
Callum is playing a wrestling game on the Wii. Toadie comes into the lounge, wondering why Callum isn't at school, yet. Toadie stops the game and tells Cal that Mickey's gone missing – he wants to know if Callum knows anything, given that they've been chatting over the net recently. Cal denies everything.
Toadie runs out the door to put stuff in his car, and Callum calls Mickey out – he briefs him on the food in the house and...
CALLUM: I've got some really hot junk mail under my bed.
Toadie runs back in, Mickey legs it, and Callum acts all innocent which makes Toadie suspicious again.
Callum looks through the kitchen window at Miranda chatting on the phone to the friends in Adelaide. He sees her and Steve leave the house for work.
Erinsborough High School
Libby approaches Dan and wants to know what he wanted to speak to her about yesterday. He says it's not a problem anymore, and she thinks he only pretended he had something to talk about so he could play games with her, like Lucas.
He drags her into the one and only classroom and admits that he thinks he's blown it with a student by doing an IQ test which has turned into a competition of who's the brainiest, rather than showing them the limits of testing which was his intention. Libby reassures him that all teachers stuff up with things like this before – she did it once in her first year by getting pupils to share secrets as a friendship exercise, but then all the secrets were shared across the school and the parents got involved.
She tells him not to beat himself up.
By the lockers, Declan gives Didge a post-it note: “General Store, lunchtime.” He doesn't say anything.
The General Store
Didge turns up to see Declan at a table. She asks him what he's doing, but he refuses to talk. Instead, he holds up his words on pieces of cardboard, a la Love Actually:
I Declan Napier
I'm an idiot
That I will
I love you
Please forgive me
She agrees to forgive him, and he offers to get her a sundae, his shout. But at that moment Bridget gets a text – and it's from Riley.
Didge has told her parents that Riley's in Sydney and she got a text today. Steve wants to jump on a plane to Sydney, but Didge tells them that Riley asked her not to say anything, and if they jump into this he'll probably never speak to any of them again – he's ashamed of what happened with Nicola.
She wants to go to Sydney alone to talk to Riley, and Miranda agrees. Didge even offers to pay. Steve and Randa agree, but Didge has to stay with her nan in Sydney, and call them regularly.
Dan is walking past number 32 and sees flowers on Libby's car. He sees they're from Lucas, and takes them, about to put them in the bin. But he changes his mind, and goes to take them back to the car. Unfortunately for him, Libby comes out the house and sees the flowers, thinking they're from him.
She reads the card, sees it's from Lucas, and clicks that Dan was about to throw the flowers away. She throws them back in his face and storms off. Toadie comes along and thinks that Dan's gotten lucky with flowers, so Dan throws them in Toadie's face, and storms off.
Callum and Mickey are eating bad food and watching TV. Mickey's worried that someone might come home soon, and admits that he doesn't know what's going to happen to him. Callum wonders why his friend doesn't just go to the Parkers', but Mickey says he'll be sent back to Adelaide, and he doesn't want to go there. Cal assures his mate he won't say a thing.
Toadie and Dan arrive home, and Mickey hides. As they guys come in the door, Mickey runs out, and although Toadie sees someone, he doesn't see who it is.
The guys try to get Callum to confess who it was, and he really doesn't want to. Dan assures him that he doesn't have to tell them who it was, as long as everything's okay and there are no problems. Callum gets upset and begs them not to kick him out. He admits that it was Mickey.