- Sunny telling Zeke she's been sacked from PirateNet
- Donna auditioning for Agamemnon
- Toadie finding Guy with Callum
- Susan making Zeke tell the police about Guy
- Zeke meets Guy for the handover but Guy spots Elle and Lucas
- Zeke yelling at Elle and Lucas
Toadie is on the phone to the Police who say they can't charge Guy with anything so they're going to “talk to him”. They can't watch him either because of a lack of resources. Libby says could Dan stay at number 28, but Zeke isn't afraid of Guy (could have fooled me though). Elle suggests they still run the story because if everyone knows what he's up to he might not show his face around there.
TOADIE: Or it might make him angrier!
Zeke storms off.
Later Susan goes to check up on Zeke who is playing Karl at chess online. She tells him how proud she is of him and how proud Karl and Alex would be. She gets a bit teary and looks like she wants to hug him, but leaves. Zeke gets up to close the window and gets a surprise when he turns around to find Sunny who has come to check he's alive. He closes the door on her. Outside the tree branch creaks ominously.
Ty is being all schmoopy and tells Rebecca that the shoulder he'd like to cry on is 20,000 miles away. Paul says he knows how he feels.
REBECCA: I didn't know you had someone across the other side of the world Paul.
PAUL: She might as well be.
Rebecca rolls her eyes.
Moving over to Elle and Lucas, Elle admits they should have just stayed in the car and apologises for dragging Lucas into it. Paul asks them if they have a front page for him yet. Elle replies that it's a slow news day. Toadie comes in and tells Elle to kill the story, explaining that it's not just the Kennedys at risk. She assures him it won't be printed. Paul wants to know what story.
Donna comes home from working on her audition piece with Fitzy. Cass tells her that there's dinner for her to warm up, but Donna ate at number 30. Cass seems a bit prickly but then gets Donna to show her the piece she's been working on. She tells her daughter that if she wants to stand out from everyone else she has to make the piece her own and try something different, like a modern woman.
Paul wants to print the story.
PAUL: What sort of journalist are you?
ELLE: One who doesn't sell out on her friends.
PAUL: There are no friends in this business, only rivals.
ELLE: Wow, what a sad lonely life you must lead.
Paul is adamant that it's a great story with pictures. Yeah, a great story about how two thoughtless journos managed to mess up a police operation and put loads of people in danger! Lucas is with Elle, the story shouldn't go to print.
Over at the bar Libby tells Steph, Susan and Rebecca that Toadie is a bundle of nerves.
REBECCA: Just how dangerous is this guy?
PAUL: Do I smell a story here?
SUSAN: Oh, no. Not unless your idea of a story is netball!
Paul wants to sponsor the netball team, Rebecca tells him that they'll fund themselves. Paul leaves...with Lucas' camera, which, too late, he realises is missing. Elle and Lucas chase after him.
Paul has written the story by the time Elle and Lucas return.
PAUL: What took you so long?
LUCAS: (Disgruntled) We thought you'd gone to the office.
Elle is mad. She tells her father that the story makes her look bad for ruining a police operation.
PAUL: Yeah? See in my version you were the intrepid reporter putting yourself in harm's way in search of the facts.
ELLE: I promised Toadie.
PAUL: Good thing I didn't!
ELLE: How do you sleep at night?
PAUL: I have got a front page for tomorrow morning's edition. I'm going to sleep very well.
Lucas suggests they try and get the last flight to Sydney.
Ringo and Sunny are reading the front page. Ringo can't believe Zeke went through it all and glances over at his mate who is joking around with Kyle. Donna didn't think Elle was going to run the story.
CASS: Never trust what people tell you sweetheart.
And with those wise maternal words in mind, they all go into the audition room (aka the only classroom). Donna reads the part as advised by her mother, like a modern woman...like a Sista from da hood, yo, you get me? Everyone laughs.
DAN: Donna, what are you doing?
DONNA: I was giving it a modern interpretation.
She runs away in embarrassment. Zeke follows her. Dan is onto Cass and she knows it.
After the break Zeke hasn't found Donna and Cass wants to know if she'll get another go at the part because she's clearly the best. Dan wants to know why she encouraged it and why it bothers her that her daughter is so good. Cass is indignant and hopes Dan doesn't expect her to make the rest of the costumes.
Over by the lockers, Sunny is ranting down the phone to PirateNet again. Zeke says that maybe she's looking in the wrong place, Lostboy is a smart guy but maybe he's closer than she thinks. He nods in the direction of Kyle. Sunny goes and introduces herself to him.
Steve tries to enlist Lucas' help in set construction.
LUCAS: Sorry Steve, cars and bikes I can do. Two bits of wood, no good.
Oh he's a poet too! Toadie comes in and Elle and Lucas assure him they didn't send the story to print. Toadie has spoken to the police and Guy Sykes hasn't been home since yesterday morning. Lucas thinks it could be a good thing, maybe he's done a bolt. Or maybe he's lying low because he's planning something, suggests Toadie.
LUCAS: Nah, you'd have to be a complete psycho!
TOADIE: Got him in one, mate.
KYLE: Yeah, it's my kind of music, who cares?
SUNNY: I do. So you like the Lost Boy?
KYLE: Yeah, my kind of music.
SUNNY: Your kind of person? (Kyle gives her a confused look) I'm just trying to learn more about your interesting culture.
KYLE: Alright, my kind of person. I think he's on the money.
SUNNY: You've got a good voice for radio.
KYLE: Tha..a..nk you?
SUNNY: Are you Lost Boy?
Kyle looks at Zeke, perplexed. Zeke gives him a quick nod. Kyle admits that he is. Sunny yells at him in Korean and storms off leaving Kyle looking as though he doesn't believe what just happened.
Steve has roped Ty and Steph into helping with the sets, they even have a little Bob the Builder joke! Dan goes to get the keys for the school hall and finds Donna sobbing in the classroom. They have a chat and Fitzy is dead nice and tells her acting is something she could pursue if she wants to. He helps her up just as Cass comes in and is all “get your hands off my daughter you predator”. Donna tells her that nothing happened but Cass tells her she's a born liar.
CASS: I've heard what goes on at this school between the teachers and students! I'm going to go straight to the school council with this.
DAN: You go wherever you like, let's get this sorted out now.
CASS: We will get this sorted and you will never be principle here or anywhere else!
Steph and Charlie visit Toad. Toadie is thinking of getting Callum out of the line of fire as a precaution.
STEPH: Maybe you could send him off to his Auntie's in Balarat?
TOADIE: She's in hospital. I was thinking about Lyn?
STEPH: Yeah! Yeah, she'd be happy to have him. Give her a call, have you?
TOADIE: No, I didn't want to step on your toes.
Steph tells him not to be silly but to give her a call. The way she's feeling at the moment she and Charlie might give Callum a lift to Shelly Bay themselves! Toadie looks almost disappointed.
Libby has drawn up some costing for the netball team but it's way too much. Ty laughs that they need insurance for women's netball. What does he know?
PAUL: I've been trying to get hold of your brother.
LIBBY: Oh. Which one?
Libby says she doesn't have his number, but Paul says he does it's just that they keep getting cut off.
LIBBY: Well, I told him not to go with the cheap phone plan, but you can't tell some people!
Rebecca thinks he ought to be ashamed of himself but Paul knows she'd miss him if he wasn't there for her to kick around. Quoting Nixon are we Paul? Yes, he is. Paul likes Nixon.
PAUL: He was a most underrated President.
REBECCA: He was a crook.
PAUL: Yeah, but never boring.
He also likes trying to schmooze Rebecca. He's going to prove he's good for her and she'll have to admit that she does love him. Oh dear.
Dan has explained the whole situation to Libby and Susan.
SUSAN: Why's she trying to get at you?
DAN: I suppose she felt humiliated by what I said to her.
LIBBY: What did you say?
DAN: I called her self-centred.
SUSAN: I think you were restrained.
They all agree Cass is a piece of work. Libby is going to do something about it.
DONNA: If I'm a liar then so are you because you're going to report Mr Fitzgerald for something he didn't do!
CASS: Oh so it's Mr Fitzgerald now. What happened to Fitzy?
DONNA: This is all about revenge isn't it? This is because he put you back in your box.
CASS: I am taking care of you. It is my responsibility as a parent! As you will understand one day.
DONNA: Ok, so tripping me up at my audition. Where did that fit into being a responsible parent?
Cass holds that she was trying to help and she can't help it if Mr Fitzgerald doesn't have any taste in these things. Donna feels like an idiot for trusting her again and thinking she was going to have a real mum.
DONNA: But I'm just the enemy aren't I. I'm the competition.
After the break Dan and Libby come around to talk. Dan says that if she wants to get to him so badly then she can go ahead but she'll just drive Donna away. Cass admits that she already has. They suggest she just tells the truth. The phone rings and Cass goes to answer it. It's Darth Vader rasping at her. Cass anxiously tells him to leave her alone.
Donna Vader is breathing heavily down the phone.
DONNA: You're finished.
ELLE: So it was you all along....