This week on Neighbours
Mia reassuring Zeke there will be no more problems with police.
Declan urging Harry to make his move for Summer.
Toadie and Lucas confronting one another.
Sonya telling Toadie what she thinks of him.
Steph suggesting to Toadie that they can walk away [from their plan] but Toadie rejecting it.
Libby and Steph hugging.
Previously on Neighbours
Karl reminding Zeke that Mia got him arrested then didn't give a damn.
Libby dishing out weekend detention to Harry, Andrew and Summer.
Zeke approaches Karl who is reading the paper in the store. Karl mentions that Zeke didn't come home last night (it appears he spent the night with Mia) but he doesn't respond to that, instead apologising to Karl for fighting before getting to the crux of the matter – he likes Mia (and the flashbacks more than makes that clear!) and hopes that he'd like her too. Karl replies that he doesn't trust her, given her past record, and nothing Zeke says is going to convince him otherwise although he does say that he will be polite to her.
Karl signals that the subject is closed when Libby comes but she isn't exactly bothered, she's annoyed at having to supervise weekend detention.
The trio arrive for their weekend detention and Summer and Harry are surprised not to see Andrew in uniform because it's expected. Libby arrives to hear Andrew and Summer squabbling over who is to blame for them being on weekend detention and makes it clear the arguing finishes now! She also lays down the law to Summer– call her Libby once more at school and she'll be clearing out the bike sheds and isn't impressed at Andrew not having his uniform on either.
Libby sets the trio a 1500 word essay an influential woman, which gets increased to 2000 when Andrew complains and the threat of more detentions if there is any sarcasm!
Toadie arrives to check up on Libby (Susan's orders since she's away) but Karl explains she's at work. Zeke comes out of his room and Toadie enquires if he's on air today, he is, and what the subject of the show will be. “Boyfriends, girlfriends and parents who don't want to know” he replies. Karl is not amused and Toadie suggests that he goes on- air too, citing that he's always bragging that his kids can talk to him about anything. Zeke thinks it's a great idea so they can talk about Mia, which is met with another death stare from Karl before the two of them start squabbling until Zeke says he's had this show planned for weeks.
ZEKE: I'm not the only teenager whose parents don't like their kid's girlfriend.
KARL: I thought you were having a go at me.
ZEKE: It isn't always about you Karl.
Summer and Harry continue to trade insults at each other instead of doing their essay. Harry is the model pupil and is working away. Andrew asks if Summer is having trouble finding an influential woman and suggests she's got some role models at home.
ANDREW: I mean you've got Steph influencing Lucas.
HARRY: Drop it.
ANDREW: (ignoring Harry) And then there's Lynnie. I mean you've got to love her but is she influential or is she just a bad influence?
HARRY: Mate drop it.
ANDREW: And who knows about the rest of your family.
At this point Summer gets up and walks out of the classroom. Harry chastises his cousin and says that they should go and get her. Andrew doesn't make a move to leave so Harry leaves him sitting while he heads out the door.
Harry finds Summer sitting in the playground and apologises for what Andrew said, adding that he's an idiot. Summer calls Andrew a loser and Harry replies that he could be classed as a loser too for choosing to write about his big sister. Sum doesn't think it's sad, instead telling him “it's sweet”.
She's interested to know why Harry is writing about Kate and he explains that his mum died last year and Kate looked after them all. “So now you know I'm a loser” he tells her but Sum doesn't reply, instead gives him a kiss on the cheek before telling him that her mum died too. The two of them bond over their common loss, with Sum giving him advice on how to handle it before she thanks him for coming to find her. Unseen by them as they walk back into the school, Andrew watches on, almost jealous at what he's just seen.
Sum and Harry wonder if aliens have taken Andrew since the classroom is empty when they return, but a few seconds later Andrew walks in. He tells them that the essay is a waste of time and asks Summer if they can stop fighting.
SUMMER: Doesn't mean I have to like you.
ANDREW: Fair enough.
Andrew then suggests that they play a game to find out each other's dirty secrets by seeing what is in their schoolbags. Harry pulls out styling mouse from Andrew's bag and tells him that it means he's up himself. “Tell us something we don't know” Summer adds! She then tells him he is disgusting when she pulls a pair of boxers from his bag although Andrew insists they are clean! Harry is amazed at the hair products in his bag while Sum laughs at his middle name (Benito).
HARRY: Andrew Benito Robinson. You sound like an Italian dictator!
Andrew explains that it is his family name before the trio decide to work together after an annoyed Libby returns to the classroom and dishes out another weekend detention to Summer (for laughing) and Andrew (for saying it was unfair).
The plan firstly involves getting Libby out of her office (cue Sum calling in a favour by getting someone to call and get Libby to go and check out some graffiti) so they can get her car keys. Sum tells Andrew to get out of the office when she hears Libby returning but its too late, he's trapped in there while the duo scarpers.
Toadie accompanies Libby back to her office (he told Karl he'd go and see her at the school) and she is very annoyed at how her weekend is going!
LIBBY: God help the next person who messes with me.
They enter the office and when the door closes, Andrew and Summer pop their heads up from where they were hiding.
School classroom/Libby's office
“She's going to be spewing” remarks Summer when we return from the commercial break but in her office, Libby is more angry at someone falsely calling her as we see that Andrew has taken refuge under her desk.
“I'm surprised we haven't heard the explosion yet,” Harry remarks as they sit in the classroom and suggests getting the mate to call again but Sum thinks Libby would be onto it. Summer is curious to see how Andrew is going to cope.
And back in the office, Libby is still irate! Toadie is surprised at Sum and Harry winding her up and Libby tells him about letting Summer have it because she was pushing her.
Meanwhile, Harry is trying to tell Sum that Andrew is a good guy, which she is finding rather hard to accept. He adds that Andrew could be done with having some friends too but she ignores that, instead telling Harry that he is adorable and that she could take him home.
SUMMER: Next you'll be telling me he's actually got a heart.
Toadie works out why Libby is as she is – today would have been her wedding anniversary. “How did you remember” she asks and he puts it down to having a good memory.
LIBBY: Marrying Dan was the happiest day of my life (feeling for where her wedding ring should be). Everything was going to be so good.
Toadie goes over and gives her a much needed hug as she begins crying, muttering that she misses Dan.
One of the assistants tells Zeke that Karl has arrived. Karl apologises for lecturing him instead of talking and suggests going on air with him too if it will help. It's a no- go though as Zeke has another guest lined up – Mia! Karl heads to leave when Mia joins them but Zeke instead decides to have them both on his show.
Zeke takes a call from someone (we don't hear the question) and opens it up to the ‘expert panel'. Mia tells the listener to listen to her parents; they are giving her sound advice. A stunned Karl initially agrees with Mia but they end up squabbling with each other (instead of it being advice to the caller its more Karl is still annoyed Mia for the trouble she landed Zeke in) until Zeke quickly decides its time for some music. Off- air, Karl and Mia continue to squabble and Karl makes it clear that he wants her to leave Zeke alone.
Commercial break later and Karl apologises for his behaviour but Zeke isn't listening especially when Karl tries to have a go at Mia again (she's outside in the corridor).
KARL: You know Zeke you're the smartest kid I know. You're smart enough to realise that whatever decision you make today affects what happens to you tomorrow.
ZEKE: I don't want to talk about Mia.
KARL: I'm not talking about Mia. (She's now listening at the open studio door) Whoever you're with, if you end up with a criminal record or you miss out on the chance of a degree well that's a hell of a lot you're denying yourself. But you're smart enough to realise that yes?
Zeke ponders his words as Karl exits the studio.
When Libby and Toadie leave the office, Andrew quickly heads back to the classroom. They are amazed that he didn't get caught and are surprised when he tells them the plan is off until he explains about Libby getting upset because it would have been her wedding anniversary. Harry fills in the blanks about Dan and Sum feels guilty about Libby crying before telling Andrew that it was really sweet he didn't carry out their plan. Harry backs Sum up and suggests that they get back to writing essays. “Or maybe not” Sum replies back.
Mia and Zeke enter the store and find Karl. Its apologies all around and then Zeke tells Karl that he contacted Eden Hills University because they have a politics course he is interested in. Karl is now a happy person but Zeke sets a “condition” of him going to Uni – Karl has to take it easy on Mia. He begrudgingly accepts by saying that there is bound to be a way they can get along although his face tells a different story when the duo depart the store.
Libby composes herself before entering the classroom. She's stunned to see them sitting quietly and asks to see the essays. Harry hands over one essay then they explain that it was a team effort – Andrew wrote it down, Harry provided the structure and Summer put on the frilly bits.
SUMMER: We did it together.
HARRY: No fighting.
LIBBY: (stunned) You managed to agree on the one influential woman?
SUMMER: (with the others nodding) Yes we think so.
LIBBY: This better be good.
Libby then starts reading as we head into the final commercial break.
Break over and Libby finishes reading the essay and the teens explain a bit more.
HARRY: Teachers have a pretty hard time of it, having to deal with people like us.
SUMMER: People like Andrew.
ANDREW: It's true.
HARRY: And probably the hardest part of all is we won't realise how much they've done for us until years later, when it's too late to thank them.
ANDREW: Which is why we decided our influential woman
SUMMER: Should be you.
Libby just about manages to hold it together to tell them they can pack up and go before she exits the classroom.
HARRY: Is she okay?
SUMMER: She's more than okay. That was awesome, we rock.
HARRY: No, you rock.
ANDREW: No, I rock.
SUMMER: Detention sucks but you guys don't… Not much anyway.
They think that detention won't be on next weekend and Sum announces she's off.
Andrew then asks Harry if he is going to ask Sum out and if he's interested in her. Harry replies that he isn't (even if the body language says otherwise) then hears Andrew tell him that he's going to ask her out which even he admits feels weird. He then asks Harry for his help to find out about the real Summer since he gets on with her so well.
HARRY: You want me to be your spy?
ANDREW: Yes. Are you in?
Tomorrow on Neighbours
Mia tempting Zeke to attend another animal rights demo.
A security guard asking for police back up and Zeke being led away.
Harry telling Declan that he's just friends with Summer.
Summer and Harry capering while sitting on the sofa at #26.
Andrew wanting to know what Harry has found out.