- Andrew being hired as the kids' soccer coach
- Harry and Summer feeling disappointed in party boy Andrew
- Andrew realising his mum doesn't want him back in Sydney
- Ramsay Street getting a trash makeover thanks to Andrew
Summer and Harry are having a bad case of deja vu as they clean up the trash strewn across the street. Harry thinks something really awful must have happened to set Andrew off like that, but Summer's care factor is set to zero. Libby approaches Steph and Toadie, who are also cleaning up, and is astounded to hear what Andrew did. Toadie's glad Callum wasn't around to see everything and Libby realises she'll have to find a new soccer coach.
Susan heads over to #22 to check on Rebecca while Ben asks Libby if they can go to soccer practice early. Libby and Karl exchange looks as Libby flounders for a lie to tell about Andrew, settling on, “He might not be feeling very well”.
Harry finds Andrew and reminds him that they're family - he can tell him anything. Andrew is reluctant to share, but eventually tells Harry about his mum disowning him. Harry wonders what his cousin's next move is and is disheartened to learn that Andrew plans on leaving town. Libby stops by and tells Andrew that he's no longer the soccer coach, which gives him another incentive not to stay in Erinsborough.
Kate's taking Sophie through a few dance steps to help with her soccer skills when Harry arrives home. Kate thinks that he should stay away from Andrew for awhile so he doesn't get in trouble, but Harry says they shouldn't turn their back on family. Sophie's shocked to hear that Andrew's no longer their soccer coach and is leaving town and begs Harry to stop him. Harry doesn't know what he can do to make Andrew change his mind - until he gets a call on his mobile from Summer.
Karl and Susan are trying to give Libby encouragement to tell Ben the truth. Karl wonders if Lucas is still assistant coach, but Libby says he dropped out, so Karl suggests Libby take on the coaching role. While she mulls this over, Ben races around, excited about practice, so Libby realises she has to let him know what happened.
Libby and Toadie look on as all the soccer kids gather in a huddle and talk about how Libby fired Andrew. Libby calls them over and lets them know they've got a new coach. They're excited, thinking she means “The Lawman”, but Toadie says he's too busy with work. Their faces fall when Coach Libby steps forward. Callum's the most dubious of the bunch, but Libby figures the whole soccer thing can't be too hard.
LIBBY: Hands up if you are goal attack?
(The kids start to snigger)
CALLUM: It's called a striker. They play forward, defenders play back and guess where midfielders play.
CALLUM: What? I'm just trying to be helpful.
TOADIE: Be nice.
CALLUM: OK (he plasters on a smile) This is a ball...
CALLUM: What? That was nice!
LIBBY: Look, why don't you get out the witches' hats and we'll do some kicking?
BEN: (embarrassed) It's dribbling.
LIBBY: Yeah... OK... Well we'll do that too.
The kids walk off with Callum whinging that, “Soccer sucks!” Ben glances back at Libby, who gives him an apologetic look.
Libby is trying her best to coax Lucas back into coaching. He nearly falls for her sob story about the kids needing him, but catches on at the last second. He says he'll cheer Ben on when he can but otherwise he's too busy. They walk out as Harry walks in to see Andrew, who is bringing a bag of stuff down from his bedroom. Harry says he'll pull out of the race for Summer if it'll make Andrew stay, but Andrew isn't changing his mind that easily. He's still going to leave town in the morning.
First Commercial Break
Summer finds out about Andrew from Harry, and also discovers his reason for trashing the street. Summer thinks Andrew's still an idiot, but Harry thinks she's the only one who can get through to him about staying.
HARRY: He likes you.
SUMMER: He's a friend. Was a friend.
HARRY: It's more than that.
SUMMER: No it's not, Harry.
HARRY: I reckon it is.
SUMMER: Then you're crazy. How could I like someone who goes around treating people the way he does?
HARRY: Because you know why he does it.
SUMMER: Yeah, he's crazy.
HARRY: He's Andrew, and you like him just as much as he likes you. So what are you going to do about it?
Harry leaves Summer to process this as he walks away to ease his wounded pride.
Ben heads straight for his room after practice, much to Libby's upset. She tells Karl and Susan that she completely embarrassed her son, and herself, by not knowing anything about the game. And as a result, Ben doesn't want to be on the team anymore.
LIBBY: If Dan were here...
SUSAN: You did just fine with Ben before Dan.
LIBBY: But I've never had to coach soccer before.
SUSAN: Well you're not going to let that stop you are you? Maybe you're the one who needs a coach?
Cut to later and Karl and Susan are helping Libby learn all about the game. There are books and notes all over the table and they're even having a practice match in the lounge room with Audrey acting as goal keeper. Karl and Susan get distracted on the ‘field' when they get schmoopy with one another, but Libby's actually retaining knowledge, much to her relief.
Soccer Field - Next Morning
Toadie and Steph are hanging around with the kids while they warm up just as Libby runs confidently onto the field looking more in charge as coach. She's dragged Lucas along for the ride (probably as punishment for deserting her). Libby's like a bulldog at first, putting the kids through their paces, but goes into mum- mode when Ben trips over. Realising her faux pas, she steps back and notices how good Sophie's footwork is. Sophie tells her it's all thanks to Kate's dance tips, which gets Libby intrigued.
Summer finds Andrew, who says he's heading to Sydney - he's got a few couches he can crash on. Andrew tries to pretend he only came to Erinsborough to get what he was owed - aka Paul's cash - but Summer knows better. He came here to establish a relationship with his dad.
ANDREW: I know when I'm not wanted.
SUMMER: Well... What if you are?
ANDREW: I thought I ruined it between us at the party?
SUMMER: I'm talking about the three of us. You, me and Harry, we're friends.
ANDREW: Just friends?
SUMMER: OK more than that.
ANDREW: How much more than that?
Summer sidesteps the question and reminds Andrew that Harry is always sticking up for him because he loves him, the least Andrew can do is return the favour and stay. Andrew lets this sink in as the bus drives up. Believing that he's a lost cause, Summer sighs and tells him not to trip up the steps on his way into the bus.
Second Commercial Break
Summer and Harry emerge from #26 and are surprised (but pleased) to see Andrew in the front yard of his house, cleaning up the pot plants he massacred.
HARRY: Good to see you listened to me.
SUMMER: No actually I think it was my powers pf persuasion that did the trick.
ANDREW: I make my own decisions. I don't even like you two.
HARRY: Ahh, there you are, back to normal.
Summer heads home while Harry tells Andrew that the next step will be working on Paul - he'll make sure he'll beg.
ANDREW: You know, for a guy that gives bed hair such a bad name you may be able to pull it off.
(Harry smiles and starts to walk away)
ANDREW: Hey Ramsay. You gave up Summer to help me stay. That's pretty big.
HARRY: Yeah... Doesn't really count now does it.
ANDREW: It's too late to take it back now!
Harry heads home but is curious to find Libby and her soccer team marching up the driveway - they're on a mission to see Kate.
Libby looks on as Kate puts the soccer team through some dance training to help them become lighter on their feet. Callum complains the whole way through, but Kate and Libby are surprised to see that Ben's a natural.
Ben's showing off his new moves to Karl and Susan, and is looking pretty pleased with himself.
KARL: He gets it from me you know. I've always been very light on my feet.
SUSAN: For an elephant.
Ben takes Libby aside for an important chat - he's decided that he doesn't want to play soccer anymore. He wants to do dance lessons instead. Libby is chuffed.
Libby is sharing Ben's news with Steph at the counter while he has a milkshake with Sophie and Callum. Steph also has some news - she's finally got a buyer for #32. At the kids table Callum is complaining of sore legs and Sophie tells him that Ben's going to start up dance lessons.
CALLUM: Yeah good one! And then I'm going to sell my Playstation for a dollhouse.
SOPHIE: For real. Tell him.
BEN: Mum said it's OK.
SOPHIE: Hey you should get Kate to teach you.
CALLUM: (in disbelief) OK, I need a big chocolate thickshake.
Ben heads to the counter to get some more drinks and overhears his mum talking about his dancing with Lucas, who isn't keen on Ben becoming the next Billy Elliott. Libby thinks he's being sexist but Lucas just doesn't want Ben to get picked on at school. Ben looks worried.
Third Commercial Break
Susan and Karl could tell that Ben wasn't too keen on soccer. It's a parenting skill they've honed over time.
KARL: Take Billy for instance.
LIBBY: Billy Elliott?
KARL: Billy your brother! He wanted to be a carpenter - who was the last person to accept it?
SUSAN: Oh well, you came good in the end.
KARL: Yeah but not before I'd given him hell about his schoolwork.
Ben walks out with a soccer ball and another announcement for his mum - he's changed his mind and doesn't want to do dancing anymore. It's for girls. Libby wants to know who told him that because it isn't true, but Ben says he doesn't care and that Libby made him look stupid for trying it out.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
(Libby takes Lucas to task for changing Ben's mind)
BEN: Dancing's for girls.
LIBBY: (to Lucas) Dancers are amazing athletes!
LUCAS: Yeah... In tights.
(Donna and Declan have a chat)
DONNA: You are such a boy.
DECLAN: There is no problem. We are OK.
(And then Donna and Kate have a chat)
KATE: I just don't know how to be a good girlfriend.
DONNA: Hello you're already doing it... Well, not ‘doing it' doing it.
(Donna organises a lingerie party with Susan and Rebecca to boost Kate's confidence)
REBECCA: Secret women's business.
DONNA: She needs to find her inner hottie and get some confidence.
REBECCA: I'm not quite sure this is the way to do it.
(Susan surprises the gals with her outfit - starting with thigh high red latex boots)
SUSAN: Alright here I come!