- Karl joining Zeke at Pirate Net
- Kate refusing to take dance classes again
- Dan telling Kate that Harry's been wagging school
- Harry catching Kate going through his bag
Declan finds Harry taking a siesta on some hay bales out the front of the chicken coop. He tries to have a manly chat with Captain Snooze while they rig up a perch in the cage, but Harry isn't up for it.
DECLAN: So you've been staying out all night? I used to do a lot of that.
HARRY: Am I supposed to be impressed?
DECLAN: I'm just saying... You wanna talk about it?
HARRY: About chickens?
DECLAN: About anything.
HARRY: (dry) Like what, my feelings of grief and abandonment?
DECLAN: Kate's worried.
HARRY: And you guys thought that man-bonding over some free-range chickens was the answer to my problems?
Harry adds that Declan doesn't know him so he should stop trying to analyse him. Declan states that he made a lot of mistakes in the past - but his biggest was running away from his mum and Bridget when they needed him. He then notices some severe bruising on Harry's arm, but Harry passes it off as just being "unco".
DECLAN: Are you in trouble?
HARRY: I don't need your help.
Harry gets his stuff and flies the coop. So to speak.
Declan looks on as Kate rifles around Harry's belongings searching for evidence that Harry's in trouble. She wonders where boys hide things and Declan suggests under the mattress - there aren't any Ambrosia magazines, but there is a large pile of cash.
Zeke proudly tells Sunny and Karl that he's had a breakthrough. He's been staring at a messy table for ages and has resisted the urge to rearrange everything. Karl wants to celebrate with a coffee after school, but Zeke has Pirate Net duty. Feeling guilty, Zeke invites Karl to tag along to the station again. Karl beams - he'll bring sandwiches.
Zeke's trying to conduct his show but gets very distracted when Karl not only slops his thermos of tea everywhere on the desk, but proceeds to eat a disgusting curried egg sandwich that stinks the place out. When Zeke falters at the mike, Karl 'gallantly' steps in and fills the gap (breathing curried egg all over the poor kid). Zeke plays a song and Karl works out his sandwich faux pas, but then Melissa pops her head in and tells the both of them to keep up the good work.
Sophie nags Harry to play Guitar Hero with her as they arrive home from school, but Harry says he's too tired. Kate (who has been waiting with Declan) pounces on Harry for a quick word and tells Sophie to wait in her room.
SOPHIE: (looking at Declan) I've got more of a right to be here than him.
Kate insists, so Sophie heads off, grumbling that she's a part of the family too. Slamming down all the cash she found, Kate demands to know where Harry got it all from. Harry can't believe she violated his privacy and says that he's not in any trouble, but Kate doesn't trust him. With a huff, Harry starts to leave.
KATE: Do not walk out on me!
HARRY: You don't get to give me orders!
KATE: If you want to be a part of this family...
HARRY: What? You gonna chuck me out? Nice.
He goes and Kate looks upset. Sophie has witnessed the whole ordeal from the hallway while Declan just sits there in awkward silence.
Kate has talked Declan into breaking into Harry's locker for her, but Dan catches them out. As does Harry, who is angry at Kate for going behind his back again. Harry's eventually convinced by Dan to open his locker. Harry takes out a Super Buys uniform and tells Kate that he's been working nights stacking shelves to pay for dance lessons for her. He takes a 10-lesson certificate out of his bag from Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance and shoves it into Kate's hands before walking off.
Karl goes on and on to Zeke about what a fabulous double-act they make on air. Sunny squeals her way into the kitchen, excited because they're having Lily Allen on the show tomorrow morning (the shift that Melissa asked the boys to cover). When Karl's out of earshot, Zeke tells Sunny how stressed Karl made him today with his foul food.
ZEKE: I just wanted to kick him out, clean up and get some order back.
SUNNY: But you resisted the urge?
ZEKE: Only just. I don't know what I'm going to do if he comes back tomorrow.
Sunny says he'll just have to be honest with Karl and let him know his behaviour is making Zeke feel on edge. Zeke takes her advice onboard.
Kate apologises to Harry for not trusting him and for going through his stuff. Harry admits that her crazy control freak routine was really getting to him.
KATE: If I am acting like a crazy control freak it's only because I care so much.
HARRY: Well you need to stop. Not the caring, that's cool, it's just caring so much.
KATE: When you stuff up I feel like I've stuffed up. I owe it to mum.
HARRY: Well you also owe it to yourself.
He shows Kate her dancing shoes he saved from the garbage bin - he wants her to dance again, and now they've got the cash there's nothing stopping her. Kate starts to blab that she's got too much on, but Harry insists that she start her lessons tomorrow.
Ministry Of Dance - Next Morning
Kate nervously walks the halls with Harry and Sophie, pausing to watch some contemporary and hip hop lessons through the windows. She follows the dance teacher into the room, who tells the class that the lessons are going to be tough, but it'll be worth it if they're chosen to be part of the showcase. Kate's stunned to learn that she could be dancing for Jason Coleman if she's picked. They start dancing while Harry and Sophie proudly look on through the window. On the break, the dance teacher says Kate has a fair bit of work ahead of her.
Zeke's relieved when he sees that his booth is empty, but his euphoria doesn't last long when Karl bustles in. Karl's been worded up about the food thing and everything seems to be fine, until Karl suggests that his first 'Ask Dr Karl' topic should be about tinea. Zeke starts to quietly freak out. Karl notices, but Zeke says he's fine, so Karl heads out to chat to Melissa just as Sunny arrives. Sunny comments on how organised the place is, but Zeke is rattled.
ZEKE: I came to the realisation that it's not Karl's mess that's bothering me so much, it's just Karl.
Sunny and Karl watch through the window as Zeke interviews Lily Allen. They chat for a bit until Karl scribbles a question on a piece of paper and holds it up to the window.
LILY: (amused) Who's that?
ZEKE: That's Dr Karl, he's a very big fan of yours.
Karl dorkily waves at her so Lily grins and waves back. Zeke tries to start up the questions again but Karl decides to invade the booth, causing Lily to laugh.
LILY: It's nice to know that older men have an interest in my songs. I've got a question for you actually.
KARL: (hogging the mike) Ask away, Ms Allen.
LILY: Does your wife know you listen to my music?
KARL: Well as a musician myself I think it's important to be across all trends. My wife fully supports me in that.
Zeke takes control of the mike again and asks Lily to play a song for them.
LILY: I'd love to. (Making eyes at Karl) This is for you... And your wife.
She starts to sing her song '22' with a keyboard player and guitarist.
Cut to: later in the day. Lily has left and Karl is happily taking calls on his favourite topic: tinea.
KARL: So the important thing to remember is: fungus is not a dirty word.
Zeke tries to throw to a break, but Karl stops him and gets in another plug for Dr Karl before pushing the buttons around on the mixer himself. Feeling exhilarated, Karl ducks out for a glass of water. While he's gone, Zeke takes his revenge by hiding all of Karl's advice column letters he'd printed out for the show. Karl returns and is about to start the show again when he realises his papers are missing. Zeke thinks he's won, but then Karl starts to freestyle some advice off the top of his head. He relays the story of a teen girl who was having trouble making friends at school.
KARL: How do we get close to people without driving them crazy?
Melissa gives Karl the thumbs-up through the window and Zeke tries to look happy.
Ministry Of Dance
After class the dance teacher asks Kate how long it's been since she's had lessons. Kate confesses that it's been 18 months. The teacher says that Kate has a lot of work to do to catch up, but she does have some natural ability. All Kate needs to do is work on her fitness, flexibility and memory for choreography. Kate's like, 'So, ahh, everything then?', but the teacher smiles and says it's not impossible.
Kate rejoins her siblings, who tell her she was great. Sophie and Kate get excited when they see Jason Coleman walking through the corridor. Jason gives Kate a quick smile and nod, which makes Kate's day.
Karl chuckles about how panicked he was when he couldn't find his letters, but is happy he made it through the session. Melissa walks in with some good news: they're doubling the duration of the show. Karl's stoked. Zeke... Not so much. Karl scurries home to tell Susan the good news. Zeke can't believe Melissa is encouraging Karl to stay, but Melissa thinks it's a good way to bridge the age gap in their listeners.
ZEKE: But it's Lost Boy's show.
MELISSA: It's Pirate Net's show. And that's the way we want to run it.
Zeke's complaining to Sunny about Karl. She figures that if he's annoying Zeke so much then he'll have to tell Karl. But Zeke says this is one thing he can't be honest about because it'll hurt Karl way too much.
SUNNY: So what are you going to do?
ZEKE: There's only one thing I can do.
[Tomorrow on Neighbours]
(Toadie and Elle confront Lucas and Sonya)
TOADIE: There's something going on, don't try to deny it.
SONYA: No he's just a friend.
ELLE: With benefits...
(Elle storms up to Steph in Charlie's)
ELLE: What the hell do you think you're doing?
STEPH: I'm so sorry.
ELLE: I'm giving you 24-hours to get that contract back, otherwise you're fired.
(Sunny visits Zeke at Pirate Net)
ZEKE: What's up?
SUNNY: I had to see you. Look, I've been listening to your show all morning. You're lecturing people about being honest and you're not being honest at all.
(Melissa races to the window to signal that they're on air - Sunny accidentally pushed around some buttons with her elbow)
(Sunny freaks out)