Sunny apologises for lying.
Dan tells Lucas he'll support him.
Libby tells Dan that Sunny lied, and they need to keep it a school matter, not inform the exchange people.
Dan disagrees and reverses the decision.
Lucas tells Dan to sort things out with Libby.
Dan telling Libby he should be supporting Lucas, not arguing with her.
Lyn spies Lou with a bag of wine bottles, and he announces that he's going to auction them off to get people into Harold's Store. Lyn refuses – unless she can take a cut of the profits...
As they walk off arguing, Steph and Libby walk by, looking as if they've been for a run. Libby has told Steph about the Sunny situation, and Steph encourages her friend to try again with Dan, and keep it from the exchange board. Libby says she can't – Dan didn't come home last night as he's still looking after Lucas who's in a bad way. Steph is confused: she saw Lucas at work this morning and he seems fine.
So – where's Dan? Right there, at the end of Ramsay Street, in a warm jacket. Steph excuses herself, and Libby tells Dan she'll cook him some breakfast. He agrees – he'll have a shower and then they'll sort out the Sunny thing.
Dan explains to the Kennedys that he can't let Sunny off – the protocol on cheating is clear. But the Ks all stick together; Sunny's already in trouble with her parents, surely they can help her out with this one? Dan refuses – he can't cover it up. Karl wonders if there's leeway, and Susan plays the family card, but Dan insists he has to stick to the rules.
SUSAN: Well, it's a pity your process doesn't take into account a young girl trying to come to terms with a new culture.
DAN: And it's a pity Sunny couldn't talk to her host parents about her problems.
Dan says he can't rewrite history. The Ks are displeased.
The Ramsays, Toadie and Callum have made a picnic, to teach Rocky that he can't eat it! Callum is relieved that it's not a going away picnic and that Sophie's not leaving as a result of the DHS. Sophie says that's never going to happen – Harry has promised her they won't be split up.
Riled, Kate can't believe that Harry did such a thing.
Harry sits at the table, fiddling with a milkshake. Lyn comes over and gives him a loyalty milkshake card: buy 10 and get 1 free. Lou hates the idea, no-one uses them. He tells an exasperated Lyn that his auction is a much better idea.
Declan comes in with Indy in a pram. He wonders what's up with Harry, and Harry is certain that his family is about to be split up, and he's told Sophie otherwise. Declan thinks that Harry can work out what he needs to do to make it better, because he also did nothing but stuff up when he got here. But then he met Bridget, and he couldn't stuff up any more or he'd lose her.
Harry knows he needs to do something good, and makes his way into the kitchen where Lyn is packing pretty cupcakes into a box...she's over-ordered. Harry has an idea: take them to the kids' ward at the hospital. Give them away, and get people back into the store. Lou thinks it's a crazy business idea, but Lyn loves it, and Harry offers to help.
Susan and Libby sit at the table. Karl is in the kitchen. They're still debating the Sunny issue, and Susan looks annoyed, whilst Karl points out that Dan is in the right. Libby knows she shouldn't have told Sunny things would be alright, but is still angry that Dan's punishing the whole family for it. Susan is sure they can sort things out somehow, and whilst she and Karl debate, Libby collapses in tears at the table.
Her parents beside her, Libby tells them that she and Dan had a fight last night, It's like they're not even on the same side, like they're strangers. It's as if she's the enemy. He won't work with her on the problem, and avoided her all night with Lucas.
Dan has sat down with a plate of bacon and eggs when Susan comes over. His face blackens when he hears her at the door, and he irritatingly agrees to a chat, as long as he can still eat. And, oh, it's awkward:
SUSAN: Big night?
DAN: Mmm. Could say that.
SUSAN: Hope you didn't break any rules or regulations.
DAN: No, I kept my nose clean. Minded my own business, you see.
SUSAN: Goodo. Just want to check that the Principal is following his own rules.
DAN: How I conduct myself as Principal is one area you've got no right sticking your nose into.
Well, he has a point there.
Susan knows that Dan has a problem with her, but doesn't want him to take it out on Sunny or Libby. Dan tells her to butt out. Libby comes home and wonders what's going on, trying to mediate between the two, but no need:
DAN: Am I leaving or are you?
SUSAN: I'm going.
DAN: I'll put this down to hormones.
SUSAN: Then you would be making another mistake.
Susan leaves, Libby looks aghast, and Dan continues to eat his breakfast.
Dan is ordering a coffee with Jumilla when Karl and Susan come in. Dan changes his mind and asks for a takeaway coffee, ignoring Susan entirely when she says his name in greeting.
Karl tells his wife he can see Dan's point about Sunny, and in his opinion, Dan and Libby are in real trouble. Susan agrees. Karl orders coffee (decaf for Susan, thank you), whilst Karl strokes Susan's belly. (Big awwww moment.) Lyn comes in with Harry, wondering where Lou is, and thanks Harry for his help at the hospital.
Harry asks Lyn if she could write him a reference for the DHS, saying that this hospital stuff was his idea – it would really help with the review. Lyn agrees: of course she will.
Toadie, Cal, Kate and Soph return with Rocky – they had a great picnic and are covered in mud. Sophie and Callum talk on the sofa, and Sophie insists that Harry has promised her they won't be split up. Toadie tells Callum they need to go home and have a bath whilst Kate sends Sophie to the shower. Harry returns home to a furious Kate, but he shows her his letter of reference for the DHS.
Kate's pleased. Harry admits he can't keep his promise, but he can try.
HARRY: And if it doesn't work, we can always do a runner.
Kate wonders what's next on his good deeds list.
Kate comes over with a snake cake for Declan (no idea what a snake cake is, but it looks yummy). It's a thank you for helping out with Harry, who now has a character reference for the DHS. Declan is really pleased, and India eyes up the cake, reaching for the clingwrap.
Dec and Kate talk about the end of school, and their plans, whilst Declan feeds India. They talk about their families being split up, and Declan says there's nothing he wouldn't do to stop anyone splitting him from India, and that seems to give Kate food for thought...
Back at the Ramsays, Kate looks at a picture of her and her siblings. Looking around the house she makes a decision, opens the phone book and calls a bus company to enquire about tickets to Sydney. One way.
Harry is taking Sophie to the skate park, and she's excited about it. She has her knee and elbow pads all ready. Across the road, Libby stares at them, telling Steph that she had this idea she, Dan, Ben and the Ks could be a warm extended family. Steph unpacks the shopping from the car and gives her friend some advice: it's not her fault she can't have a baby, and this is just a rough patch between her and Dan.
STEPH: Susan and Dan are bound to have the odd run-in, you know. It's what happens with in-laws.
LIBBY: Yeah, I guess.
STEPH: Susan's probably right, though. This pregnancy must be so hard on Dan. Feel like he has no control.
Steph reminds Lib how weird it is for your mother-in-law to carry your baby, and tells Lib to reassure Dan he has a lead role. This can't be allowed to get any worse.
Toadie is studying the menu with great concentration when Steph comes in, announcing they have to talk about the Dan and Libby situation.
TOADIE: There's a situation?
Toadie has no idea.
STEPH: The meltdown with Sunny?
STEPH: The showdown with Susan.
Toadie shakes his head. Nope.
STEPH: You boys are hopeless.
TOADIE: If by hopeless you mean Dan hasn't broken down and poured his heart out to me, then yes, I guess we are hopeless.
Steph tells Toadie to talk to Dan, but Toad isn't so sure – maybe he should mind his own business. Steph insists – an intervention is required!
Toadie and Dan sit at the bar. Toadie's trying to make awkward conversation about men having beers and a catch-up.
TOADIE: Why don't we do this more often?
DAN: Because we live together.
TOADIE: Good point.
Toadie asks Dan what's been going on, and Dan immediately knows something's up. Toadie admits that Steph sent him, and Dan confesses that Susan accuses him of being a control freak. Toadie thinks that Susan's usually a pretty good judge of character, but Dan doesn't want to be judged.
DAN: She reckons I'm acting tough about this Sunny stuff because I want more say in the pregnancy.
TOADIE: And are ya?
DAN: Of course not. I mean, some say would be nice. It's pregnancy by committee and Susan gets the deciding vote.
TOADIE: Well, it's her body, mate...
DAN: It's not her baby.
TOADIE: I...think it's a little late in the piece to have second thoughts about teh surrogacy...
Dan didn't realise Susan would be so controlling, and complains that Libby never stands up to her.
TOADIE: That's probably because she's grateful. As should you be.
Dan can't believe that Toadie is against him, too. But Toadie reminds Dan he's known the Kennedys for a long time, and his advice to his friend is: cut the whinging. Dan really doesn't want to hear it, and insists that although he *is* grateful, but doesn't want the Ks running his life.
Libby is dusting when Dan comes home. Meek and apologetic, they both hug, and Libby says sorry. She's sorry for not being able to carry their child, letting Susan take over, letting Dan feel left out, and for telling him how to be Principal. Dan tells his wife that she's not responsible for all this. She admits she should have stood up for him more, though. And from now on he comes first.
And just when you think it's all resolved...
DAN: Thank you. That makes this easier.
DAN: Come here. When the baby's born, I want us to move. Out of Ramsay Street, out of Erinsborough... I'm suffocating here, Lib.
LIB: But once the baby's born, everything will settle down.
DAN: You really think your parents will back off?
LIB: They just wanna have a say. That won't stop us doing what we want to do.
Dan refuses – he won't debate every point of their child's development; he doesn't want them always there. If they're to be a family, they have to live their lives on their own terms. He can't see any other way.
Shaken, Libby's clearly not in agreement...