Lucas has the Wolves' game plan.
Dan telling Lucas that Ringo and Declan are good kids, and he doesn't want them corrupted.
Nicola telling the medical board that Karl asked her to lie for him.
Declan teasing Zeke about his IQ.
Dan challenging Libby to do better at the senior school than him.
Libby is having a drink with Ben (juice), and wants Ty and Steph to ask her questions to test her for her upcoming interview. However, Dan comes in so the questions end, and Dan comments that whilst Lib is cramming, he will be winging it. He seems surprised that she has budget forecasts as he didn't think the panel would be interested in that stuff.
Karl comes in, and Libby asks if he and Susan can still mind Ben tomorrow for her. Karl, rather seriously, asks Libby to come home.
The Kennedys have told Libby that Karl has been suspended as a result of what Nicola has said, and she's very sorry for them. But they say that they will still look after Ben tomorrow - they'll take him to the footie!
Karl comments that even if he's cleared, the mud will still stick, and Susan's upset for him because it took so long for him to be accepted back last time. Karl thinks he can go back to flogging medicines if required! He thinks he can kiss his career goodbye.
The Dingoes' Den
Ty is giving Ringo and Declan tips on training, whilst Steve and Dan are planning tactics for the match...although Dan's mind is more on what he should wear to the interview. Steve gathers the Dingoes round and asks Dan to take them through the game plan, which he does - even though he's not playing himself. Lucas turns up just in time to hear what Dan has to say, and Dan tells the group that he has to leave at half time tomorrow for an interview.
Dan is talking about the game plan when Lucas starts to tell Ringo and Dec that he will give them a different game plan later, based on what he's seen of the Wolves' game plan. Ty overhears and is not at all comfortable with it.
And we cut straight to...
Lucas has the team around a table and is telling them that as soon as Dan goes to his interview, they are changing their game plan. They are changing positions, changing tactics...but Ty, Declan and Ringo are not happy with this. Lucas just wants to get them into the final, but Ty thinks it's cheating.
So Lucas tries emotional blackmail - they need to do this for Steve and Dan who've had a hard time of it lately. He tells them to sleep on it and goes to walk away when Ty confronts him:
TY: This isn't about the game. This is about you and Dan.
LUCAS: Whatever, rock star.
TY: Then tell him. If he approves - fine. If he doesn't, then I'm out. And I reckon Ringo, Dec, and five or six others will walk out as well.
Lib is showing her parents her presentation notes to show she understands the reality of running a high school. Susan's impressed.
Dan is saying that he wants to know where every single student is at every minute of every day...and then wonders if that's a bit Big Brother-ish.
Bronte (the dog) couldn't care less.
Lib is now presenting an analysis of student population based on cultural background - four pie charts. What's rather hilarious - and perhaps deliberate on the part of the props department - is that the first line of the presentation (if one were to freeze the picture and read it) reads:
"Let's examine another ineffective use of pie charts. Edward Turtle once said that 'the only worse design than a pie chart is several of them.'"
Libby wonders if she should use more pie charts. Susan and Karl kindly tell her that fifteen is probably enough, before looking down at her mass of papers and coloured charts
I'd like to think that the props department did that rather deliberately.
Dan is showing Bronte a scribbled pie chart of the total expenditure of the school. Although, in fact, his scribble tells us that it's a pie chart of the amount of time spent on key stage 2 subjects, so that doesn't really work.
Bad props department.
Karl and Ben are asleep on the sofa; Susan wakes Karl up to go to bed. Lib thanks them for their help, and says she'll pack up and go home in a bit, and will see them after the footie tomorrow.
Karl and Susan go to bed, and Zeke comes out, all quiet and sad and tells Libby he's still studying. He wishes her good luck for tomorrow. Libby looks concerned for him.
Lucas comes over to see Dan with coffee, to help him prepare for his big interview. Lucas says he also has something to run past Dan who, perhaps a little spitefully, comments that Lucas always has another agenda. Taking offence, Lucas strops off.
The Dingoes' Den
Lucas is talking to Ty, who asks him if Dan approved the new game plan. Lucas gathers the team around and tells them that he spoke to Dan who wants to win as much as he does. So he has new tactics for them.
The General Store
Dan, Steve and the team are getting rather rowdy in preparation for the game, and Libby comes in - all dressed up - to wish Dan the best for the game and the interview. She tells him she did no prep last night but watched TV instead. Liar!
LIBBY: You're obviously taking the no prep idea seriously.
LIBBY: Not shaving?
DAN: Well, it's not a beauty contest, Libby.
LIBBY: No, of course not.
DAN: It's about ability and experience.
DAN: I only need to take one look at my CV and I can see that I am the man for the...
LIBBY: ...oh, my God...
DAN: What's wrong...?
LIBBY: (running off) ...nothing...
DAN: (calling after Libby) You forgot your CV, didn't you?!
He laughs with Steve. Then:
DAN: See you at the game.
STEVE: Hey, hey - where are you going?
DAN: I'm going home, I forgot to shave.
Libby runs into the house to grab her CV and notes, only to see Zeke getting a coffee and looking like hell. She wonders if he's on something, he looks so bad.
LIBBY: So what's the problem? Money? Pimples? A girl? A boy? Schoolwork? Come on, spill it.
Zeke tries to change the subject, but it doesn't work. Libby persists.
Poor Zeke confesses that he feels paralysed from the neck up. Since the IQ test in class - where he got lower than the class average - he's felt stupid.
ZEKE: My whole life I've been the uncool kid, the clumsy kid. That was fine because I had brains.
LIBBY: So if Zeke Kinski isn't brainy, who is he?
ZEKE: Yeah. Something like that.
Poor Zeke. Libby tells her step brother than he's a funny, sensitive, incredibly bright guy who everyone loves. But Zeke can't see that because he can't even start his assignment that everyone else has already handed in. Libby tells him to go and get his research - she has time to help him before her interview.
The Footie Game
The game is on, and Steph is cheering for the team. Susan looks like she's trying so hard to be interested, whilst Rebecca is utterly HILARIOUS in getting right into the detail of every kick game, screaming at the top of her voice!
Dan instructs Ringo from the sidelines, and I'm warning you now, this summariser knows NOTHING about football.
REBECCA: TACKLE HIM! TACKLE HIM!
The team seem to be doing quite well.
STEVE: Lucas! Nice grab!
REBECCA: YES! FITZGERALD, YOU BEAUTY!!!!
STEVE: Go Lucas!
REBECCA: Oi! COME ON!
Lucas takes what looks like a kick...thing.
DAN: Here we go, here we go...
REBECCA: (instructing the ball from her place in the crowd) Go...come around, come around...come around, COME AROUND...YEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
The crowd (read Rebecca and Steph) go crazy. Karl reminds them that they're still 25 points down. Susan comments to Karl that Dan is totally focussed on the match, and she's curious as to why he's not freaking out about the interview like Libby.
SUSAN: Oh yes! Ringo! Good boy!
PAUL: (appearing from nowhere) Showing a bit of partiality there, aren't you Mrs Kinski? That's not very professional.
SUSAN: (concerned) I'm not supposed to be reporting on the match, am I?
PAUL: (bored) No, I am.
Declan catches the ball...thing.
PAUL: (screaming) Oh! That's it, Declan! GO MATE! GO!!! OH, BRILLIANT!!!
SUSAN: Mmm. That's verrrry professional.
Steve comments to Dan that the team are missing him, but Lucas is doing really well.
Erinsborough High School
Zeke and Lib are rushing in for Libby's interview. She asks Zeke for her notes, but Zeke is holding his economics notes, not Libby's interview presentation. She decides to do the interview without them, whilst Zeke feels terrible that he's let his step sister down.
In the interview she confesses she left the notes behind, and starts her presentation without them. She talks about finding out what's special about every student, and understanding what makes kids bloom as individuals. And sometimes teachers get the chance to unlock that special talent in every student.
The Footie Game
It's half time and Steve is giving them team a pep talk. He instructs them with tactics, and Dan tells the team he has to leave. Rebecca calls Steve over - Didge is on the phone. As Steve runs to the phone and Dan leaves for his interview, Lucas tells the team to change the game plan with the new tactics. Ty is still suspicious, wondering if Dan knows about it - and he calls Dan back.
Dan is furious with Lucas, and says that they are not going to win the game by cheating. He instructs the team to stick to their original plan, to win it with honesty, and Steve's tactics, and to ignore Lucas.
Erinsborough High School
Dan comes in all suited up, and runs into Libby after her interview. She sees that he's done pie charts, too, and is surprised that he's done preparation. Andrew calls Dan in for the interview.
The Footie Game
Steve is instructing the team from the side, telling them to look at Lucas. Libby and Zeke arrive, and Ben delightedly tells his mother that they're only four points behind. Rebecca is still jumping (although maybe she's trying to keep warm, it looks really, really cold out there), and is still on the phone to Didge with a running commentary interspersed with her screams.
REBECCA: HEY! THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A FREE KICK TO US!!!! ARE YOU BLIND??
PAUL: Hey, listen, how about I do the commentary and you do the abuse...
REBECCA: NO! THE OTHER SIDE, YOU MORON! COME ON! (to Didge) Ringo's going in for a tackle, now...yeah...OH THE...HOLDING THE BALL!!!!
PAUL: I've never met this woman before in my life.
REBECCA: (to Didge) Yeah, I'm here...yeah...
The Kennedys ask Libby how her interview went, and she says it was good.
Lucas grabs the ball.
STEVE: Go Lucas! Yes!
REBECCA: (with utter passion) Oh! Lucas! I LOVE YOU! OKAY, NOW JUST TAKE YOUR TIME...(to Didge) his kick...JUST TAKE YOUR TIME!
Lucas looks like he's going to deliberately kick the ball nowhere near the goal...thing. Steve wonders what he's up to. Lucas kicks the ball outside of the goal area...place...thing.
But Ty comes in, grabs the ball, runs, kicks and scores what appears to be a goal. Everyone in the crowd cheers and grabs each other.
Still on the phone to Didge, Rebecca grabs Carmella for a jumping hug. She then grabs the phone and shouts into it: "we won! We won! We won!"
Ty does an impressive cartwheel and back flip and Steve runs onto the field to hug the team and celebrate with them. The Wolves look well hacked off.
The General Store
The team are doing an Erinsborough song, and Rebecca and Steve are leading them in the singing. Is it me, or do they make the BEST couple?!
Libby puts the phone down to Andrew, and tells Zeke that Dan got the job. Very disappointed, she says she's going to go for a walk. Dan comes over and asks Zeke how Libby is, and Zeke tells Dan that it's all his fault; Libby was helping him with an assignment and left everything behind as a result.
Cut to later at the store where Rebecca is kissing Declan for being a hero, and Steve is asking the team to cheer Dan for all his hard work. Lucas looks annoyed. Lib comes back from her walk, and her parents console her on not getting the job. Libby's phone rings, and it's Andrew - Dan has withdrawn his application, and he's like her to re-apply for the job. Furious, Libby storms off to see Dan.
And so we end up at number 30 where Libby demands to know what Dan's playing at - she wanted the job on her own merits, not passed down second hand from him. Dan tells her that the only reason she didn't get the job was because she was derailed by her generosity to a struggling student.
LIBBY: Zeke blabbed...
DAN: Which is exactly why you are perfect for the job and one of the reasons why I love you...
LIBBY: ...so now you don't want the job, now I'm perfect for it? How does your mind work?
DAN: You can always knock it back, Lib.
LIBBY: You never wanted the job, so why all the sledging and sniping and stealing my ideas?
DAN: It was just a clumsy way of saying I love you...
LIBBY: Clumsy's damn right.
LIBBY: What did you just say?
DAN: I've said it twice, I'm not going to say it again.
LIBBY: Well, if you think that that makes everything better...
DAN: Shut up, now, Lib...
He kisses her.