- Didge telling Declan she's putting the baby up for adoption
- Declan admitting to Rebecca that he's ready to be a dad
- Libby telling Dan he's going to be a daddy
- Karl sternly reminding Dan about Libby's pregnancy risks
- Ringo's new mate Adam encouraging him to ditch his friends
City Bar/Number 28
Ringo's having a whale of a time partying with his new team mates (and eyeing off all the hot young laydeez hanging around). That is until he discovers he has to go through “rookie initiation”.
Declan and Zeke are studying for their Psychology SAC when Didge calls around to borrow some turps (she's been painting her bedside table). While Zeke heads outside to look, Didge and Declan have a mini-quibble about the baby.
Ringo rings Zeke in a panic, fretting about the initiation, but Zeke is still narky that Ringo ditched them and isn't too compassionate. Adam saunters over and asks Ringo if he's in or out.
Adam's House - Next Morning
And by house I mean ‘Gigantic mansion up in the mountains'. The boys have been playing cards all night, and Ringo is surprised to see the sun come up. He starts to make tracks so he's on time for his Psych SAC, but Adam has other plans.
ADAM: Look, every bloke on this team's been initiated. It's tradition. It shows your commitment to the footy club. But you can back out at any time.
RINGO: (nervous) Nah I'm good.
ADAM: Great. Now strip.
ADAM: Clothes off and wait in the bathroom.
Like the moron he is, Ringo wanders around the bathroom buck naked waiting for something to happen.
Dan is testing out baby names on Libby, but she isn't keen on any of them because she's sure they're having a girl. They banter a bit before Libby gets a sudden idea.
Susan's pleasantly surprised to see her daughter and son-in-law on her doorstep so early. Libby checks that her dad got off to London OK, and wonders why Susan didn't go with him (like they decided last year). But Susan figured that the timing wasn't right. Talk then turns to baby names.
LIBBY: Would you mind if we called her Grace?
SUSAN: Oh, I think that's lovely.
(Zeke wanders out of the hallway)
SUSAN: Zeke! Libby and Dan have picked a name for the baby.
LIBBY: We're going to call her Grace.
SUSAN: After my mother.
ZEKE: Aww, nice. What if it's a boy?
DAN: We'll still call him Grace.
Susan asks about Ringo and Zeke reveals that he stayed over at Adam Clarke's place. We also learn that Adam's been notorious in the papers for disorderly behaviour.
Ringo's still in his birthday suit when a random girl walks in to re-touch her lip gloss. Blushing, Ringo covers himself with a towel. After she walks back out, Ringo finally buys a clue and wanders through the house to find his team - but the place appears to be abandoned.
Ext- Adam's House
Ringo eventually finds everyone lounging by the pool. Adam congratulates him - the last bloke who was initiated waited in the bathroom for 6 hours. Ringo was only in there for one. Ringo's confused, but Adam thinks it's great he didn't want to let the team down.
ADAM: Have you met Jade?
RINGO: Yeah, we ran into each other before.
JADE: Bingo is it?
RINGO: Ringo. As in ‘Starr'.
Radical even. Adam creepily tells Bingo he can get dressed now. Or clean zee pool if he likes. Bow-chicka-bow-wow.
Declan and Didge are cramming for their Psych SAC.
DECLAN: OK, give me one example of controlled processing.
DIDGE: Um, learning to drive, writing an essay, learning to dance.
DIDGE: That's right.
DECLAN: Nup. I asked for one example.
They fake chortle at one another as Dan crosses behind them to give Libby a present - or more accurately, a present for Grace. It's a pink suit thingie, and a onesie that says, ‘I still live with my parents'. Cute. Declan is distracted by the gift giving and ‘casually' asks Didge if she thinks they're having a boy or a girl. But Didge isn't keen to talk baby with him and heads off to school. She bumps into Libby first, however, and notices that she's in a bit of pain. Libby passes it off as indigestion, so Didge gives her some antacids.
Declan is doing some last minute study outside when suddenly every baby in the whole of Erinsborough parades past him to remind him of what he might miss out on. I want to be the little baby that's being fed an ice-cream for breakfast.
Zeke and Declan are blah-blahing some more about the SAC as they hand their essays up to Dan. I think I could bloody take the SAC by now. Didge hands her paper up and Dan's amused to see paint on it.
Out in the corridor Declan accidentally bumps into Libby, and just like fate we get to have both sets of parents-to-be having chats with one another. Dan and Didge talk about the nesting process - and how Didge is curious that she can still feel so maternal given the circumstances. While Declan and Libby talk about how clucky dads can be and coo over the pink thingie and the onesie. Didge walks by but her face falls when she sees how happy Declan is holding the baby bounty.
Later, Libby is walking down the stairs when she has to hold on to the railing for support. She covers when Dan sees her and changes the topic to Didge and Declan (who are by their lockers). Libby hopes they're not rubbing it in their faces by being so happy, but Dan reckons they'll work it out.
Zeke wanders over to Declan to let him know Ringo's still a no-show. Didge dives into Declan's locker to retrieve more antacids when she discovers that he's stashed some baby presents in there. She's not impressed and strops off.
Declan chases after Didge to try and calm her down but they end up having a barney in the corridor.
DIDGE: You know I feel guilty enough without you putting pressure on me. We agreed on this.
DECLAN: No, we didn't agree about this. You decided.
DIDGE: So you just go out and buy baby clothes?
DECLAN: I don't know why I bought them, OK, they were just...
DIDGE: Well we're not going to use them you know.
DECLAN: I don't know.
DIDGE: (yelling) So it's a waste of money!
DECLAN: (shouting) Bridget I don't know, OK! This whole thing's been one way - your way.
(Libby walks by in the background and looks startled but lets them be)
DIDGE: We talked about this.
DECLAN: You talked about this.
DIDGE: It's my body. And you just go out and buy baby cardigans?
DECLAN: It's my baby too.
DIDGE: You said you wouldn't pressure me.
DIDGE: You have your whole life planned out. What do I have?
Ext- Adam's House
Ringo has fallen asleep next to the pool and is rattled when Adam wakes him up. He's even more panicked when Zeke sends him a text reminding him about the SAC. Ringo thinks all is lost but Adam offers him his car - “You ever driven a Hummer?”
Libby hoards the students into the one and only classroom for their SAC but stops Didge when she sees how upset she is. Didge is on the verge of tears and wonders how she's supposed to think straight when so much is happening; she just wants to be happy like Libby. But Libby says she shouldn't worry about things she can't control. The best thing Didge can do right now is ace her test.
Time has passed and Libby is watching the kids as they complete their SACs. She starts to feel pains in her stomach and rushes out of the classroom, leaving the teacher at the back of the room in charge. Dan walks by, confused when he can't see Libby in the classroom. He keeps on walking and finds Libby sitting on the floor of her office, bawling her eyes out.
LIBBY: I'm so sorry.
DAN: Shh, it's OK.
LIBBY: I just wanted it to be OK. I just wanted it to be perfect.
DAN: It's OK.
LIBBY: I'm so sorry.
Dan consoles her as she cries.
Int- Adam's Car
Ringo's stoked to be driving Adam's beast of a Hummer. It looks like a monster truck. Adam boasts about the car's snazzy extras before admitting he doesn't know what any of it means. Ringo's impressed by all the wealth, but Adam mutters that it's just stuff. He adds that Ringo should enjoy footy while it lasts but he shouldn't lose sight of the big picture. Suddenly, a police car wails at them to pull over. Ringo freezes - he's been drinking all night and he's only on his P-plates. He's dead meat.