- Dan answering Sam's calls.
- Libby shouting that Emma isn't Dan's baby and Dan shouting back that neither is Ben.
- Paul offering to buy the house from Elle.
- Lucas admitting to Elle that it's nice the financial playing field has been levelled out.
- Elle agreeing to the sale as long as it is completely private.
Elle and Toadie are sorting out all the paperwork for the house sale while Lyn tries to stickybeak. Toadie thinks Elle really should tell Lucas but Elle tries to avoid the subject. She'll tell him when he needs to know and when she is ready.
Lucas offers Elle left over risotto for breakkie which she declines. Dan comes into the kitchen looking for Ben and Toadie thinks he went out. Dan is annoyed because he didn't ask if he could go. Libby joins the kitchen crowd and said he asked her. Dan was going to take him to the cricket. Things are rather frosty still among the Kennedy-Fitzgerald clan. Toadie is interested to hear that Lucas and Elle are still sticking with the budget thing. Veering off topic Elle thinks worcestershire ( I have no idea why she stresses this word) sauce would really spice up some eggs. Toadie can't hang around to join them. He's got to get to work on a frustrating case of withholding evidence. Elle glowers at him.
Harry tries to enjoy his milkshake and music in peace, but Lyn is in need of a strapping young chap to do some lifting out the back. With the promise of a free smoothie the next time he's in Harry agrees. Speaking of smoothies, Amanda Fowler walks in and makes a beeline for Harry. She knows things didn't end well between them but her friend Sarah likes him and she could arrange it for her to ask him to the Deb if he can get some alcohol in. She doesn't think the teachers will go crazy because he's too clever to get caught. With the prospect of a date for the Deb Harry looks like he's considering it. Amanda leaves and Lyn can't resist nosing in.
Harry drops around to ask Declan a favour – he needs Declan to buy some drink for him for the Deb.
DECLAN: At the Deb? Where every adult in a 10k radius is going to be on red alert?
HARRY: They'll be searching year twelves, not me.
DECLAN: Who told you that one?
HARRY: No one.
Declan susses he's trying to impress someone and hopes it's not Amanda. Harry assures him it's not. Not all her mates are bad news either. Declan guesses it's Sarah and says that she is a nice girl and doesn't know why she would want Harry to get her stuff like that.
HARRY: It's not her who's asking.
DECLAN: Amanda? Let me guess, she's playing gate keeper and in return you go pack mule.
Declan starts to tell Harry about the lengths he went to impress Didge but Harry doesn't want the Yoda routine. Declan refuses to help him.
Lucas presents his girlfriend with some budget flowers and gets on to cooking the eggs. How long have these people been trying to have breakfast for? The happy couple of number 30 come back from shopping.
DAN: All I'm saying is you could have told me he was going out.
LIBBY: Do you really want to go there? Hello! House deposit.
DAN: I bought some tickets for us, that's a hundred bucks down the drain Lib.
Libby tells him to give Ben some space as he's a bit fragile at the moment.
Over at Nana and Pop's Ben is telling them how he's going to go and live in the bush and asks for a lift. Karl suggests they try pitching a tent in the living room first, just to see how it goes. He can have Callum and Charlie over as well as snacks and pizza. Ben seems happy with this plan. Susan tries to find out what's going on at home and Karl gives her a “stop prying” look. Ben goes to get some cake.
KARL: (to Susan) Will you stop being so melodramatic!
Later on a pretty awesome den has been created in the living room, complete with pirate flags, crossed swords and a croc for good measure. The boys inside discuss how ace it would be to live in the bush. Susan calls Ben out to say hi to his mum but Dan tries to get Ben to come out to go to the cricket so Ben retreats.
CALLUM: The People's Republic of Ben say “No Adults”.
Dan tries the pirate tack, which doesn't go down well either.
BEN: Get lost!
LIBBY: Ben, that's really not nice.
BEN: Well neither is Dan.
Harry tries to explain to Amanda the deal with the DHS and how he can't risk getting into trouble or they'll split him and his sisters up. Amanda tells him that Sarah said hi and that she thinks he's sweet and that she likes his crazy hair. Harry's ego swells. He keeps his head on and says that he can't do it. If he rocked up at a bar they'd ask him for ID. Amanda thinks they can fix that and goes over to speak to her cronies.
LYN: That girl again! So...what's her name?
LYN: Not Amanda Fowler? She's the talk of the town. All the kids talk about her after school all the time! Hey, well done! Good choice. No really, she's attractive. And older. I think you're a heart breaker Harry Ramsay.
Lyn disappears and Amanda comes back with some fake ID. All he has to do is stick a photo on it. Yes, then try and find someone in Erinsborough who doesn't know him.
Harry stands awkwardly by the door before approaching the bar armed with his fake ID and a lack of brain cells. He puts down his ID on the bar (first mistake. Only show when asked.) and asks for a bottle of.... but Lou interrupts and tells the bar dude that he'll handle it.
LOU: Heh heh heh hey! Is that what I think it is?
Harry explains that he was after water, which Lou commends him for as he takes a pair of scissors and cuts the fake ID in two. He pours Harry a glass of water.
LOU: Now you drink that up, you turn around, you walk away and we pretend this never happened eh? Right now or I tell your sister.
Harry moodily stalks off. Well really. What did you expect Harry m'lad?
The boys happily play in the tent while the adults sit around the table with cups of tea in an awkward stony silence. Steph needs to head off for a business meeting with Elle and Lucas so leaves Charlie with the rest. Dan decides they should go too.
DAN: Let's get Ben home ey?
DAN: Well I'm sure Karl and Susan have things to do.
KARL: We're fine.
DAN: We don't want him to wear out his welcome.
SUSAN: No, he's fine.
DAN: Ben, let's go mate.
Elle and Lucas discuss how Lucas is enjoying life on a budget. Lucas thinks it's kind of a bloke thing, he likes doing stuff for her. If she wanted something in the past she went out and bought it. He feels more useful now. Elle protests that even if she had money again that wouldn't change, he's always been useful. Lucas isn't so sure. Elle is left with an attack of the guilts.
At the home of the business meeting, Elle concludes that the garage is keeping its head above the water and invites Steph and Lucas to put any other issues to her. Steph really thinks it's time to start thinking about getting a motorised hoist. Well when isn't it? Lucas says that Elle doesn't have the money to put down on something like that and Toadie's ears prick up. He comes over and suggests not having the hoist could be a health and safety issue. Lucas tells Toadie to leave it and Steph remarks that's not what he said last week.
LUCAS: Yeah ok, but last week Elle was more cashed up.
TOADIE: Right, well, situations can change can't they?
Elle calls a halt there and drags Lucas off.
Number 28 / The People's Republic of Ben
Libby suggests to Ben that it's time to go home but the People's Republic of Ben is in disagreement.
LIBBY: Well the supreme leader of the Mum's empire is going to have to overrule you on that one.
CALLUM: What does that mean?
LIBBY: It means.....PREPARE TO BE TICKLED!
She invades the PRB and gets tickling. Ben surrenders but when Dan says they'd better get going, he changes his mind saying that he's not going anywhere with him. He crawls out of the tent, tells Dan to shut up and runs off.
LIBBY: Nice one.
Dan joins Ben who is now playing on some sort of games console. Dan says he'd be pretty narked with him too and explains that sometimes when people get mad they say stuff that they don't really mean, or at least he does, sometimes.
BEN: How am I supposed to know when you don't mean what you say?
DAN: I guess you'll just have to trust me. Do you reckon you can do that?
Dan suggests he does it for his mum and says that no matter what he'll always love him. Ben guiltily admits that he chucked the All Blacks T-shirt in the bin. Dan says he took it out and gave it a wash. They decide they fancy a milkshake and Ben jumps on Dan's back and away they go. They might even go the cricket too.
It's Zeke, bit of a late entry from him. Declan has come around for some revision notes and Zeke would like his opinion on what to wear for the Deb, skinny tie or ruffled shirt (to be worn ironically)?
DECLAN: It looks like a chick's blouse.
ZEKE: Yeah, skinny tie it is then. Hey, can you not tell the girls I was trying things on. They might think it's weird.
DECLAN: I don't think they'd believe me if I told them.
Libby and Dan are glad things are back to normal (with choc and banana AND malt milkshakes into the bargain). Harry comes in on the phone to Kyle, begging him to get some booze. Lyn mistakenly thinks he's talking to his girlfriend and tells him that she'd have done anything for her first boyfriend. Harry spots a random dude who is possible a bit loose on the principles front.
Declan, Zeke and India and trying to study but suffering from brain mush syndrome. Luckily some excitement penetrates the revision dullness in the form of Harry, a beardy man and a bottle o'grog. Declan hurries over to them and asks the man if he knows Harry is sixteen. Well, I'm assuming the guy had a vague idea he was under age or he'd have just bought the bottle himself.
RANDOM BLOKE: He's paying me extra, so who cares?
DECLAN: He's going to get expelled for this.
RANDOM BLOKE: Fine, I'll get my money back.
HARRY: Thanks loser.
Declan asks if Sarah is really worth it, and apparently she is.
DECLAN: The DHS are on your back and you're pulling stunts like this?
HARRY: Thanks for nothing,.
Random beardy bloke is back and he hands over a bottle to Harry who puts it in his coat.
RANDOM BLOKE: You know only girls drink that?
Oh, it's Lambrini isn't it? Oh Harry.
- Harry tries to hand over the booze to Amanda.
- Declan tells Harry that taking drinks into the Deb won't get him any credit.
- Dan lectures that any student found with alcohol in their possession will be suspended.
- Declan tells Harry he's trying to stop him splitting up his family.
- Declan has a run in with Amanda.
- Kate tells Harry the world doesn't revolve around him.
- Harry realises he's in too deep.