Dan asking Ben to share a room with Callum whilst Lucas stays with them.
Susan offering to tutor Ringo again.
Ringo reading to Susan – but she's fallen asleep on the sofa.
Harry calling into Dr Karl on Pirate Net's Lost Boy show, concerned for his friend (Zeke) who is developing obsessive behaviour, like lining up pens.
Karl noticing Zeke's pens all lined up on the radio desk.
Zeke telling Harry he used to be normal, but hasn't been since the rafting accident.
Zeke telling Karl that he wants to go back to the river where his problems started.
Zeke and Karl stand side by side on the banks of the river where Zeke went missing. Cue Zeke's memory of Libby screaming 5605; Karl's memory of holding the broken helmet 5608. They are both emotional, and Zeke eventually breaks the tension by going to the raft they have acquired to prepare for their adventure on the river.
Zeke and Karl lean down to grab a life jacket at the same time and Zeke's hand lands on Karl's. Zeke remembers shouting to Libby that he can't hold on anymore, and quickly withdraws his hand.
Karl reaches into the raft and pulls out a new helmet. He remembers holding the helmet with Susan, and her sobbing on him. He's broken from his reverie by Zeke commenting that the water and weather are both good. Karl suggests to his son that he doesn't need to do this – but Zeke insists. He's not backing out now.
Lucas is doing his tax return with Dan's help. Libby also sits at the table, reading a magazine. Dan hands his brother a receipt.
DAN: What's this for?
LUCAS: DVDs. What? I bought The Fast And The Furious DVD Box Set at the supermarket.
LUCAS: It's got cars in it!
Toadie wanders in, just as Ben and Callum shriek at each other, unable to share one of Ben's toys. They boys refuse to play nicely, and they knock Lucas' paperwork off the table. Dan loses it, and tells them they need a crash course in living together.
Cut to moments later where Dan has removed all the toys from the boys' bedroom. He sweeps the toys into boxes which Lucas – wearing giant teddy bear hands – is holding. Dan tells the kids that he's not giving their toys to the salvos, he's just taking them away until the boys learn to get on.
DAN: We'll see how that works out, eh?
BEN: I'm supposed to stay here? With him?
DAN: That's the idea.
BEN: You can't make me!
DAN: You walk out that door and I will give this stuff to the salvos!
CALLUM: How are we supposed to learn about sharing if there's nothing in here to share.
DAN: Yeah, nice try, Callum.
The guys leave, and Ben and Callum are less than impressed.
Harry comments that Ringo's spending his weekend reading cheat notes for his essay. In fact, he should be studying himself but he's covering a shift for Kate, and needs the money. Ringo confides that he did get himself a tutor in Susan, but she keeps falling asleep and isn't quite with it, since the pregnancy.
Harry thinks that Ringo should tell Suse, but Ringo doesn't want to, as Susan has had a lot on her mind. He'll have to do what he can or, as Harry suggests, get another tutor.
In the meantime, Sophie is chatting to a young guy at the counter. He's asking where to have coffee, and she tells him that this is the best place. Harry comes over, wondering who his sister was talking to, but she doesn't know.
The boys are bored.
CALLUM: What's the time?
BEN: What's it worth?
CALLUM: I'm not paying you.
BEN: I'm not telling.
CALLUM: Fine, I don't care.
Callum goes to leave, but Ben reminds him that Dan will give their toys away.
CALLUM: Parents say that sort of stuff all the time, but they never mean it.
BEN: Dan always means it.
CALLUM: Yeah, you're right. How are we gonna get out of here.
BEN: We could pretend to like each other...
BEN and CALLUM: Nah.
Ben tries yelling at the adults – they're really hungry so need to be let out the room. It doesn't work...although Toadie wants to give them some corn chips. Dan wonders what the kids will think up next, and Lucas suggests an appendicitis. Callum tries the toilet trick – he needs the bathroom really badly and might wet his pants.
LUCAS: Damn. Toilet break. That was my second guess.
There's a knock at the door (it's Ringo for Libby), and Toadie worries that Callum really needs the bathroom. The boys continue to yell, and Ringo asks Libby if she can help him with his English essay; she can.
Toadie loses it – he's going to go in and sort Callum out.
Back in the bedroom, Callum insists that if Toadie hears him yelling, he won't be able to resist helping. So he tries again.
TOADIE: Yes mate!
CALLUM: I really need to go to the toilet and Dan won't let me. I'm afraid I'll wet my pants.
TOADIE: Oh, that's no good mate. We'll have to think of something.
Toadie opens the door and passes Callum a plastic tub to wee in.
Zeke is checking the raft – again – to check that it's not ripped or broken. He wonders why Karl thinks this is stupid, and Karl replies that he doesn't want Zeke back out on the water when it's dangerous and unnecessary. Zeke reminds his dad that he needs to do this to fix himself.
KARL: This is not the way.
ZEKE: Well if you can't handle it, then just leave!
KARL: Great father figure that'd make me.
ZEKE: Because you're doing such a great job of it at the moment...
Zeke walks off and, hurt, Karl follows him. Karl tells his son that going out on the raft isn't the quick fix that he thinks it will be.
Zeke is starting to panic, and is pacing up and down.
ZEKE: I can't even remember the last time I made a decision. And, actually, stood by it.
KARL: Well I can. It was this morning when you decided to come out here. Zeke – just talk to me. Tell me about it.
Crying, Zeke sinks to the ground.
ZEKE: I just don't know who I am anymore. When I was under the water I didn't know which way was up or which way was down, and I never lost that feeling. Do you know how crazy that is?
KARL: Zeke, it's not crazy. It is a medical condition.
ZEKE: You know, I had to push everything away. I had to forget about it. But I couldn't. Because no matter what I did it's always there.
He rocks on the ground. Full of compassion for his distressed boy, Karl goes to him.
ZEKE: I need to go out there again.
Karl puts his hands on Zeke's arm.
KARL: Whatever you need to do, I'll help.
Zeke cries, and Karl comforts him.
Lucas walks out from Harold's Store, and the stranger from earlier asks him if he knows where Ramsay Street is. Lucas gives him directions, and wonders who he wants to see; the stranger refuses to tell – he wants to surprise the person concerned.
In their bedroom, Callum and Ben are wondering how to get out of this, and then Callum gets it!
CALLUM: I've got it! We need a ‘technicality'.
BEN: A what?
CALLUM: Toadie uses them all the time to get people out of jail.
BEN: What's that?
CALLUM: Well, it's like on TV. You know how when you get arrested and the cops don't read you your rights? And the arrest doesn't count? That's a ‘technicality'.
BEN: Dan didn't tell us our rights.
CALLUM: Yeah, I don't think they'll go for it. But what exactly did he say before he left us in here?
BEN: He said if we walked out that door, he'd give our stuff to the salvos.
CALLUM: EXACTLY! If we walked out THAT DOOR.
Back in the lounge Dan and Lucas are fighting about which toys they refused to share when they were younger. Toadie is concerned that the boys have been really quiet, and Lib is worried about them.
At that point the boys march in.
BEN: Can we have our toys back, please?
DAN: You two were told to stay in your room.
CALLUM: No, you said not to walk out the door. And we didn't.
BEN: (proud) We climbed out the window.
DAN: Okay. Righto. Back to your room – now.
CALLUM: But, you said...
DAN: I know what I said. Room, right now.
Toadie wonders how the boys got down from the window as it's very high, and the boys admit they helped each other – which Toadie thinks demonstrates team work.
TOADIE: And you did specify not to use the door.
BEN: (even more proud) It's a TECHNICALITY!
LIBBY: Who taught you that word?
BEN: Callum did.
Even more teamwork. The adults (except Dan) are impressed. They cave in – until Libby realises that the boys are traipsing mud around the house because they landed in the garden.
Ringo is leaving number 30 when he runs into Harry. He says that Libby has helped him with his English essay – and she didn't fall asleep which is a bonus. Harry is pleased that Ringo's found a new tutor, but Ringo says he can't dump Susan because it would hurt her feelings. In fact, the only way forward is to have them both tutor him without the other finding out.
Harry is surprised and thinks it sounds dodgy.
Even dodgier than that, Harry sees the stranger from earlier standing outside their house. Ringo thinks it's a bit creepy, and the boys approach him.
HARRY: What the hell are you doing?
STRANGER: I'm just looking for a house.
HARRY: Whose house?
STRANGER: No, I mean I'm looking for a house for myself.
STRANGER: Because I need one. Is there a problem.
RINGO: There aren't any houses for sale on this street.
STRANGER: Oh, okay. Well thanks for the info. I'll be going.
The stranger leaves, and the guys agree that it all seems very weird.
At the riverside, Zeke is checking the raft again. And this time it's the turn of an emotional Karl to talk.
KARL: (upset) I thought I'd lost you, Zeke. Mate, I know you went through hell. But so did we. (wobbling) I can't bear the thought of that happening again.
Zeke goes to him to reassure him.
ZEKE: It won't. Cos you're with me this time.
This time they both seem ready for healing from all the stuff that happened eight months ago. And standing by the river, they take the raft out together.
Cut to later and they're rafting back in. Karl tells his son that things will get better, and suggests he comes back home to live with them. He'll sort things out with Steph and Sunny's parents.
KARL: Susan and I love you. We need you.
ZEKE: I think I need you too.
Zeke has one condition – Karl has to be the one to tell Ringo!
They share a hug.
The stranger is back, looking at the houses one by one. He checks the mail at number 30, then number 32, then number 22.
Ringo wanders into the Lassiter's complex, and sees the stranger talking to Sophie at a table. He immediately goes to protect her. Ringo orders Sophie into the store and tells her he'll get Harry to come and pick her up. As Sophie leaves Ringo grabs the stranger and wants to know why he's following little girls around.
The stranger seems genuinely surprised that Sophie lived in Ramsay Street – he had no idea. So he tells Ringo the truth – he's looking for someone called Donna. Donna Freedman.
RINGO: What do you want with Donna?
STRANGER: I think I might be her brother.