Kate's rejection by Jason Coleman being uploaded to Grooveview.
Amanda enjoying Kate's humiliation.
Dec reminding Harry that the DHS are on his back.
Harry telling Amanda he's not sure he should get alcohol for the party.
Harry asking Dec to get the alcohol; Dec refuses.
Dec seeing Harry's got some drink and taking t from him; Harry getting it back.
Libby is panicking about the orientation day for the new students, but Dan is reassuring her that it's all sorted, even the graffiti in the bathrooms. Declan and Sunny come in, on their way to school, and Sunny's practising walking in high heels - not very well. Declan reminds them that he's not going to the deb, as it feels wrong; Libby understands.
As Libby and Dan leave, Declan and Sunny sit down and Sunny suggests that Didge would want Declan to go and enjoy it. She also asks what orientation day is, and Declan explains that all the new students joining the school get taken around. Sunny admits she'd be scared if she was a new student at that age in the school.
Meanwhile, total 90s recall as 'Lie' plays in the background.
Sophie's getting ready for orientation day, whilst Harry tidies his room and Kate does housey things Sophie admits to her big sister that she's not packed much lunch as she's not hungry, and Kate wonders if she's worried about the visit to the school which Sophie vehemently denies.
Harry smuggles some drink into his school bag, and reassures Sophie about the new school - after all, she knows two of the teachers including the boss. Sophie wishes Kate and Harry were there with her, but Harry reminds his little sister that she'll be fine with the Kennedys who have agreed to take her. She rushes to number 28.
Over at number 30 Toadie is crying to see his little man go off to high school orientation. Callum dismisses him just as the Ks arrive with Sophie. Whilst Sophie is nervous, Callum is dead excited. He thinks it will be awesome. Sophie complains of not feeling well, so Susan tries to encourage her by telling her it's an adventure excursion. She fails.
Amanda is pleased that Harry managed to get the drink for her, but tells him it's his responsibility to get it into the deb. She tells him that she'll call Sarah later, who's bound to be impressed with the alcohol. Kate, Sunny and Declan wander up to the lockers to join Harry. Kate agrees to help Sunny with the dancing, whilst Declan spots Harry putting the drink into his locker and tells his friend he's an idiot.
Erinsborough High Playing Fields
Out on the playing fields Dan is refereeing a game of Aussie football. Harry attacks Declan under the guise of tackling him, and Dan sends both the boys off and threatens to send them to dance class if they can't play nice.
As Declan walks to the side with Harry, Harry admits that he's sick of being a weirdo, the one who's going to the deb because he's gotten a date with his sister. He hates being an outsider, and Declan offers to speak to Amanda, but Harry tells Declan to keep out of it.
Back in the only classroom, Amanda is leading a dance class, and commenting on Kate and Sunny dancing together, making fun of Sunny's ability.
AMANDA: If you took this seriously for one teeny second you might be almost an average dancer.
SUNNY: The reason why I'm an average dancer is 'cos you're an average teacher.
But Amanda continues her cow-fest, commenting on Kate being a reject of Jason Coleman's, and Sunny suggests a vote on who should teach the dancing. Democracy rules and the students elect Kate to dance. Amanda strops off - she has better things to do, anyway.
Cut to later where classes are starting again, and Declan approaches Harry once more, telling his friend to watch his back - because Amanda certainly isn't. In the classroom Dan tells the teens that he's heard news of people smuggling drink into the deb ball. He reminds them that alcohol is forbidden at the ball, and anyone caught with alcohol will be suspended, no excuses.
Dan also asks the teens to ensure that they make a decent first impression on the primary school kids who will be arriving soon. Out by the lockers Harry can't believe that Declan told Fitzy, but Dec reminds him that if he's suspended, the DHS will find out, and his family will be split. Harry's not interested. They fight over the bottle as Libby comes in with the primary school kids. The bottle is quickly hidden by Harry, as Declan ends up with the Charlie's wrapping.
The kids walk past, onto the Art Room (apparently the school has one). Declan throws the wrapping away.
Cut to later where Harry privately tells Amanda she has to take the bottle as he almost got sprung. Amanda refuses and tells him to stop looking panicked.
Meanwhile, Libby gathers the primary kids into the corridor area and asks for questions. Karl has one about school fees. Susan rolls her eyes. Whilst Lib explains the answer, Cal wanders off into a classroom, straight into Kyle Canning - who is very very very tall. Cal tells Kyle that he has a bogey hanging out his nose, and so Kyle tells Cal to watch himself. Cal legs it back to the group and Toadie, slightly scared.
SOPHIE: You were right, Cal. High School's awesome!
CALLUM: (unsure) Yeah...
Cut to later again where posters have been put up by Amanda, advertising that Jason Coleman will be at the deb as a special guest. Sunny and Declan see the posters, and Sunny asks Amanda why Jason's coming. Amanda says that the previous guest had to pull out, but Sunny knows Amanda did this deliberately to humiliate Kate. Amanda leaves, and Sunny declares dramatically that they have to pull the posters down immediately - Kate cannot find out about this. Because, you know, obviously her life would be OVER.
Cut to later where Sunny and Dec are taking down posters, but Declan reminds Sunny that Kate will find out at some point. Right then, Kate appears and tells them she already knows.
Erinsborough High School Grounds
On a bench, outside the school, Kate confides in Sunny that Jason Coleman only told her what she already knew - she wasn't good enough and didn't put enough effort in. Kate can't believe she has to face him at the deb - so she's going to pull out, even after the hard work she put in.
Harry comes and sits with them and tells Kate he's sorry about the Jason thing - he saw the posters. Harry offers to go in Kate's place, and tell Jason what he thinks of him! But Kate says she's not going to the deb. Riled, Harry can't believe what he's hearing: if Kate doesn't go, he can't go, and she has no idea what he's risked for this. He walks off, angry.
Amanda approaches Harry at the lockers and is delighted to hear that Kate's no longer going to the deb. Amanda offers to get Sarah to go to the deb with Harry, so he questions why Amanda is so set on helping him. She says he's a nice guy, and he doesn't deserve to be treated like he's invisible.
Amanda agrees to help Harry if he tells Declan to keep out of their lives. Kate approaches as Amanda walks away, wondering why her brother is talking to her. Harry ignores his sister and walks off.
Finally out of the school, Amanda sits in the store when Declan comes over. Declan demands that Amanda leave Harry alone, and he knows she has forced Harry to supply drink for the deb. Declan reminds her that Harry will get busted, that he doesn't need Amanda's kind of credibility. But Amanda thinks Harry needs everything he can get.
Harry overhears this last part, and walks out of the store unseen by Dec or Amanda.
Back at the school - because it was a quick break - Libby is explaining how the English department chooses the text to read.
LIBBY: But as a former principal you would know that, Mrs Kennedy.
SUSAN: Have you got a brochure?
SUSAN: No, seriously, for Kate! For Kate!
Karl grins. Sophie asks Toadie where Callum is, and suddenly there's a squeal of 'get off me' outside, where Callum is wandering around with a bin on the top of his head. Libby sends the senior boys off to detention whilst Toadie helps Callum. The rubbish from the bin is all over the floor.
CALLUM: I'm gonna be the shortest person in school next year.
SOPHIE: You wanna swap? I'm gonna be the tallest kid. A giraffe!
CALLUM: Yeah, well, a giraffe is better than a stumpy squid.
SOPHIE: Squids aren't stumpy.
CALLUM: I'd still rather be a giraffe.
Toadie encourages the kids not to let bullies put them off. He explains to Cal he became the class clown because he could make people laugh, and that helped. He tells Sophie that Steph was tall when she was younger so Soph should speak to her about that. Toad tells the kids to work together, as a team.
On the floor, the Charlie's wine bag that Declan threw away earlier, sits, looming.
Cut to later where Dan and Libby have spoken to Kyle and the boys who bullied Callum, telling them to empty all the bins. Libby tells Dan that the orientation went fine, apart from her parents who were a pain. Kyle, delightedly, wondered if he can get off his detention if he has info on the deb and the alcohol - because he's just found the Charlie's wrapper...
Cut to later again where Dan and Libby are searching student lockers to find the alcohol. Sunny opens her under protest. One by one they check the children's lockers. Harry opens his - nothing. Declan opens his - and the drink is inside.