Donna logging into Elle's bank account and transferring $4k into James' account.
It's very early in the morning and Harry is rather grouchy as he comes in for a coffee. He doesn't welcome Toadie's questioning as to why he is in at such an early hour and the fact he isn't in school uniform either. Harry turns the questioning round on him as to why he's up early and Toadie replies that he's avoiding Lucas. He then gets his coffee and exits, still refusing to say why he's there so early.
Donna tries to act cool when she spots that Elle is on the warpath after she's found out that $4k is missing from her bank account. She offers Elle suggestions about where the money could be but gets a blank expression in reply before Elle starts compiling an email to the bank, muttering that someone's head is going to roll!
Harry returns home as Sophie is putting up some of the medals/trophies Kate won when she was dancing, muttering that it won't change Kate's mind. Kate comes into the livingroom and spots what Sophie has done and tells her to put the stuff back again. She then heads into the kitchen where she comments that Harry looks terrible as he has a glass of OJ. Like earlier with Toadie, he doesn't like Kate brining up the fact he isn't in uniform and likewise she isn't impressed with his attitude or lip as she is trying to get everyone ready on time for school.
Declan, Ringo and Donna arrive to accompany them to school. Declan is impressed when he spots what Kate has won for her dancing and remarks that she's obviously the right person to be teaching the dancing classes.
The teens arrive and Libby presents Kate with a folder of suggested changes that Amanda wants for the ball. Kate isn't amused at them especially since they aren't environmentally friendly. She begs Donna to come back on the deb ball committee but Donna rejects it and tries to do a runner when she spots Elle arrive at the school (she cancelled a call from her when they were at #24).
“We need to talk” Elle tells her and asks for confirmation that she was the one who transferred the money into James' account after the bank informed Elle where her $4k went to. A teary Donna explains why she did it – she had to pay her half of the DNA test. Elle doesn't believe her when Donna rejects Elle's suggestion that it James' idea.
Elle meets up with James to tell him what Donna did and since both are surprised at her doing such a thing, Elle asks if he put pressure on Donna to take the money. James totally refutes that suggestion isn't amused at people accusing him of doing things simply because he wants to know the truth about whether Donna is his sister or not.
Elle then decides to leave, passing (and ignoring) Lucas on the way out. He puts 2+2 together and thinks that James has done something to her, so goes up and asks him. Politely James replies that it is none of his business but Lucas gives him the death stare none the less.
Kate earns herself a detention after she ignores Libby's request to discuss the deb ball with Donna after class when she has called for the lesson to start.
In the school office, Libby tells Dan about Kate scoring herself a detention and asks if he can tell Harry he'll need to pick Sophie up. It then clicks with Dan that Harry is off with a sore throat. This puzzles Libby as Kate said nothing and wonders why Harry is wagging school.
We then cut over to #24 when Dan calls Harry but he's sound asleep on the couch and his mobile is going straight to voicemail.
Back at the school and it then dawns on Dan that Harry has been missing a few classes lately, which he confirms by checking the PC.
Libby and Dan question Kate about Harry wagging school and that he called in sick today. She covers for her brother, lying that she told Harry that he could stay at home and just forgot to say something. When Dan brings up that he couldn't contact Harry on the phone, she puts it down to him being a heavy sleeper.
Kate leaves after promising to do her detention at another time since she has to pick Sophie up and from the look Dan and Libby share, they know Kate was lying.
Harry is sound asleep in his bed but not for long once Kate enters his room. She announces that she is going to take him to the doctors but he replies that he isn't sick which doesn't go down well with her! Kate then brings up the fact he's been wagging school and wants to know what is going on but Harry replies nothing and when she pushes him, comes up with a sore throat that disappears when he's left alone.
KATE: Are you in some kind of trouble?
HARRY: (annoyed) Yes, somebody's hassling me who should just mind her own business.
Kate then tries to pull the pillow from underneath him, which earns her a “go away” from Harry because he wants to sleep. A worried Kate backs down as we head into the commercial break.
Ringo is trying to reassure Donna that Elle won't kick her out when they enter the house. Elle overhears this and adds to it that nobody would blame her she did. Donna grovels out an apology and that she'll pay Elle back the money. Elle asks why she did it and Donna replies that she got obsessed with the whole DNA idea.
DONNA: Do you ever think you are going to forgive me?
Ringo pipes up that Donna's been stressing about it all day and Elle casually replies that she'll get over it. Donna asks that she doesn't tell James but Elle replies that it's too late, he already knows, so Donna runs off because she wants to explain things to him.
James gives Donna a lecture about what she did. Donna's mitigating plea is that she didn't think Elle would miss it as she has loads of money.
JAMES: It was four grand Donna, it's not as though you pinched a couple of bucks from her purse.
Donna replies that thought she could get off with paying in back over a long period too and pleads with him to keep trusting her after she promises that she isn't normally like that… “Sometimes I do the right thing” she adds.
Lucas enters the store and gives James the evil eye again when he's at the counter ordering Donna and himself coffee's. Sonya enters too and wants to know if he's okay since he hasn't called. Lucas replies that he is and pulls her aside to chat.
Toadie enters and does an immediate about turn when he spots Sonya and Lucas chatting and runs straight into Elle, who too is unamused at the deep and meaningful going on in the corner.
James spots Elle and pulls her over to the table he's sharing with Donna. Elle is stunned when he and hands her an envelope with $4k in it! James explains the return of the money was because he didn't want to come between them and asks that they all forget it ever happened.
Sophie is practicing her footy skills when Elle arrives home and reluctantly agrees to play footy with her. While Sophie looks like she could rival Brendan Fevola for the Coleman medal, Elle… well lets say she isn't going to get a call from the Erinsborough Dingoes any time soon!
Kate apologises for spilling Dan, Libby and Toadie's coffees when she delivers them to their table. Dan asks how Harry is and Kate again covers for him but thanks him for asking before she leaves them.
Toadie spots Lucas entering the store and decides it's too crowded so leaves. Libby follows Toadie out and Dan tells his brother that he should at least put Toadie out of his misery by coming clean about Sonya because the atmosphere at home isn't fun.
As Dan leaves, Sophie runs into the store to tell Kate that Harry has gone and not said where to. Kate is caught between a rock and a hard place when she explains to her sister that she can't leave because she is working.
SOPHIE: What's he doing Katie?
Donna is in a happier mood now thanks to James and is making a meal for Elle despite Ringo trying to pinch some of the veggies she is cutting up. They start pashing and Elle tells them she'll go upstairs to have her meal after she walks in on them. Donna quickly releases herself from Ringo to tell Elle that the meal is for her as a way of making things up to her and she reluctantly agrees to have dinner.
James drops by to announce that he is going to pay all the costs for their DNA test. Donna is happy shocked at his offer and invites him to stay for dinner with a very quiet Elle giving her approval to him staying.
Kate is rushed off her feet and there is a queue of customers waiting for their food but she ignores them to help Declan find some baby milk for Indy. She accidentally knocks over a basket of products and as he helps her restore it, he can see she's stressed and asks what Harry has done this time. Kate replies that he is lying to her, wagging school and disappearing without saying where he is going. Declan asks if she'd like him to have a word with Harry and she agrees immediately with his suggestion.
Kate, Sophie and Declan arrive home to find the house in darkness and no sign of Harry. They decide to sit and wait for him to come home to allow Declan to chat with Harry.
It's very late and Harry still isn't home. Declan and Sophie are out for the count on the sofa but when Declan eventually wakes up, Kate sends him home. He asks if Harry has stayed out all night before but Kate replies that she doesn't know… she doesn't know anything any more and has only just found out about him wagging school.
KATE: I don't know why I thought I could do this.
DECLAN: Hey, you're doing a great job.
KATE: Then where's Harry? (Pause) I can't do this; I don't want to do this any more.
Number 24 (next day)
Kate is asleep in Harry's bed but wakes up immediately when she hears him come into his room. She is very relived to see him and once Harry say's he is fine, she lets rip about how worried she's been about him especially when Harry is so flippant back to her about where he's been/what he was doing. Kate then starts to look through Harry's bag but he grabs it from her, telling her to stay out of his stuff.
Kate is still trying to talk to Harry about what he's been up to and he's still trying to avoid telling her the truth.
Dan comes over to them to ask how Harry is and he mucks up what he was off with so Dan tells him that he's on chicken coop duties at recess. Harry tries to say that he is allergic to chickens but Dan isn't interested in excuses, telling Harry that he'd better take a hankie with him for the sneezing he will do.
Declan comes over after Harry slunks off and Dan leaves to ask what time Harry came home at. “Too late for breakfast” Kate replies and she asks if he can have a chat to Harry, which he agrees to do.
(Kate and Declan finding money hidden under Harry's mattress)
DECLAN: Where did he get that from?
(Declan noticing that Harry's arms are covered in bruises)
DECLAN: That's some pretty decent bruising you've got there. Are you in trouble?
HARRY: I don't need your help.
(Dan, Harry and Kate outside the lockers)
DAN: Okay Harry, how about you just open your locker.
SUNNY: (to Zeke) OMG you're having Lily Allen in the radio station with you. That's amazing.
(Zeke interviewing Lily Allen at Pirate Net)
ZEKE: And now you've got money and fame does that give you more or less to write about?
LILY: I've got a question for you actually.