- Kate telling Callum off in class and Callum staring daggers at her
- Naomi throwing a fuse in the lake she stole from Blokes Club
- Ringo and Naomi sleeping together
- Naomi lying to Ringo about Donna hating her
- Ringo angrily telling Donna to stay away from him
Donna has followed Ringo home to try and explain herself, so Naomi goes into the bedroom to give them some space. Donna insists that she was nothing but nice to Naomi - Ringo knows she's not a vindictive person. Donna thinks she should talk to Naomi and clear the air, but Ringo tiredly says he'll sort everything out.
Donna's venting her Naomi frustration at Kate and says she's nothing but trouble.
Naomi comes over all innocent with Ringo and says she's not trying to cause trouble. She supposes her conversation with Donna could've boiled down to a misunderstanding, but she doesn't know Donna all that well.
Kate says that Donna shouldn't jump to conclusions - she hardly knows Naomi.
DONNA: Yes, but I know what I said. And I know what Ringo said she said I said.
Kate organises her lesson plans for tomorrow's Year 7 class and says that the whole thing with Naomi has just been blown out of proportion. But Donna knows Naomi is acting out because she thinks Donna's a threat, which she totally isn't.
Ringo reinforces that Donna isn't a threat; if Naomi got to know her she'd probably like her. He knows that Donna may say some kooky stuff, but she's a good person.
Donna carries the ironing board into the kitchen for Kate with a scowl.
DONNA: If she hurts him I will poke her eyes out with a stick.
KATE: Donna, seriously, snap out of it. You're making her sound like she's some kind of psycho stalker.
DONNA: Well she doesn't need to stalk, she's already got what she wants.
Kate wonders if that might be the problem - Donna's jealous. Donna scoffs at her.
Naomi wouldn't blame Donna if she were jealous and ‘kindly' offers to give Ringo some space so everything is sorted with Donna before they start anything. But Ringo gives her a hug and says Donna's in his past - Naomi's his future.
Donna insists that she isn't jealous. She's happy that Ringo has moved on - just not with Naomi. Kate sighs and asks if Donna really thinks Naomi is evil, but Donna is sure of it and she's going to prove it to Ringo.
Lassiter's Complex - Next Morning
Kate is half- heartedly listening to Donna while she's rambling on about how she's going to trick Naomi into fessing up the truth. While Kate totally loves talking about Naomi 24/7, she's got bigger things to worry about - aka her Year 7 classes today. Donna feels guilty for being all ‘me, me, me' and tells Kate she'll be fine. But Kate doesn't share her enthusiasm and glumly heads off for breakfast with Libby.
Donna spies Ringo and Naomi eating breakfast and saunters over to them for a chat. Donna and Naomi are acting overly perky to not- so- subtly hide their thinly veiled contempt for one another. The girls ‘apologise' to each other for the ‘misunderstanding', which makes Ringo happy. When Donna finds out they're heading to uni she invites herself along for the walk.
NAOMI: (through gritted teeth) Great.
DONNA: (with a fake smile) Fantastic.
RINGO: (genuine) Awesome.
Oh Ringo, you giant, naive buffoon.
Lou plonks down a glass of orange muck in front of Kate, who is grossed out.
KATE: Ah, Lou, what is this?
LOU: Carrot juice... It's from carrots.
KATE: I wanted another coffee.
LOU: You're jumpy enough already young lady.
Libby tells Kate she's going to be fine; everyone gets wobbly in their first class. She just needs to remember who's boss - and no, it's not the students. Kate reckons the new principal is going to take one look at her and sack her on the spot. Toadie walks in with Callum and Sophie, who head over to the drinks fridge. Overhearing Kate and Libby, Toadie plays a prank on Kate, pretending that the new principal is a monster who he refused to defend in court once, but Libby calls him out on it. At the fridge Sophie says Callum better be nice to her sister today, but Callum's all, “Yeah, yeah, I heard you the first time”.
Callum drags a chair to his desk disrupting Kate while she's trying to talk about a book called ‘Mr. Tom'. Kate mentions the Blitz in passing, but Callum tries to go off on a different tangent, asking what kind of planes they used in the Blitz. Kate says Callum can research it in his own time, but Callum (along with Dean), keeps asking questions, culminating in Callum flying a paper plane around the room - right into the new principal, Michael Williams. Kate's mortified, as is Libby, who had left Kate unsupervised for the start of the lesson.
Eden Hills University
Ringo observes Donna and Naomi like a tennis match as Donna hits questions at Naomi about her psychology course and she lobs them away with evasive answers. Donna offers to walk Naomi to her lecture, but Naomi says she has to make some calls first. She has some family stuff going on. Naomi gives Ringo a lingering kiss before she leaves, which succeeds in annoying Donna. Ringo thanks Donna for being a good friend, but some fliers on a noticeboard have caught her eye.
Kate finds Donna looking at fliers and dramatically states that she's quitting teaching - her lesson today was a disaster and she has to hand in a field report. Kate spots the fliers in Donna's hands (‘Psychology 101') and asks if she's snooping. Donna says she's checked every class list and can't find Naomi's name anywhere - the girl is a fraud.
Kate says they're not in high school anymore, there has to be heaps of psychology classes, but Donna says she checked every one (thanks to the guy at student admin) and Naomi's not listed. Kate looks at the sheets of info Donna scored.
KATE: I didn't think they were allowed to give out this information?
DONNA: Well they're not, I kind of gave him my number.
DONNA: What? I made sure the last digit was wrong.
Lou brings over their lunches and asks Kate if she “wowed” them at school today. Kate replies in the negative, but Lou thinks things can only get better. Kate tells Donna that she needs to let Ringo know what's going on, but Donna doesn't want to come off as the psycho one. Ringo and Naomi walk in and Donna drops the info sheets like a klutz, panicking when Naomi helps pick them up. Ringo asks what the sheets are, but Donna lies and says she was thinking about taking extra classes. When he and Naomi walk away, Donna worries that Naomi saw the big ‘Psychology 101' lettering and is on to her. Kate has magic powers and hears her phone before it rings (sound effects match- up FTL) - she's been called in to see the principal at school. She is so dead.
Kate finds Michael (holding Callum's paper plane) and Libby waiting for her. Kate is full of apologies, as is Libby, who says things will be more disciplined next time, but Michael is quite laid- back about it all. He thinks harsh discipline is for policemen - he'd rather be a teacher. He encourages Kate to run with Callum's interest in planes and bombs and then get back to the lesson plan. Libby's a bit put out - she doesn't think letting the kids run the class is a good idea - but Michael just flies the paper plane around and tells Kate to start planning for her next class.
Toadie and Callum are chatting and eating lunch together.
TOADIE: Anything interesting happen at school today?
TOADIE: Wanna swap lives? You can have my interesting, annoying clients and I can have your boring school life.
TOADIE: It'd be like Freaky Friday without the body swapping part.
CALLUM: I'm trying to eat here.
Kate joins them on a bench to eat her lunch, but Toadie realises he's late for a meeting and rushes off leaving them alone. Callum looks unenthused until Kate says that she needs his help.
Libby tells Michael he can't treat the students as equals, they need boundaries or else they'll just keep pushing. She doesn't think his advice to Kate earlier will help her, but he thinks Kate will be OK.
Callum thinks Kate's doing one of those reverse psychology deals on him so he won't be disruptive in class, but Kate says she genuinely wants his help. In fact, she wants him to talk about his favourite book to the class this afternoon.
Libby informs Michael that there are factors he doesn't know about, namely that Callum is Kate's neighbour and another student, Sophie, is Kate's sister. Michael's intrigued and Libby suggests he find out more about the school before he makes anymore sweeping changes. Michael smiles and asks where the fun would be in that.
MICHAEL: Look I know it's weird. You've been acting principal, before that it was your husband, and even your mum's had a go. See, I do know a bit about this place.
LIBBY: This is not about me being ambitious.
MICHAEL: I never said that. It's about trust.
Kate tells Libby she'll be OK on her own, but Libby wants to hang around for moral support. Feeling more confident, Kate informs the class that she won't be teaching them today - Callum will. Libby looks surprised.
Cut to later and the students are sitting in a circle while Callum takes them through an activity about things that he's learnt from his favourite book, ‘The Art of War'. The kids are into the lesson and Kate is pleased.
Eden Hills University
Donna's on the phone to Kate as she regales her triumph over the Year 7s but has to quickly hang up when she sees Naomi hugging some guy that isn't Ringo. Donna tries to take a photo on her phone but her battery has conveniently started to die. She watches in despair as Naomi gives the guy a kiss on the cheek and walks away.
Kate brings Sophie and Callum in for celebratory milkshakes, with Toadie and Libby walking in not long after. Kate happily tells Toadie that Callum was a star today and that she picked up some useful new classroom strategies. They walk off and Libby looks a bit glum, which doesn't go unnoticed by Toadie. She tells him that she didn't get off to a good start with the principal - it's not just a personality clash, he has some really bizarre ideas she just can't abide by. Michael suddenly walks in and Libby introduces him to Toadie before reluctantly admitting that his idea worked in class today.
MICHAEL: (smiling) Yeah I heard. So are we going to argue about everything I do?
MICHAEL: Good, hope not.
He walks away and Libby sighs. It's going to be a long school year.
Donna finds Ringo and tries to find a gentle way of telling him that Naomi is a fake uni student and is also cheating on him with some random dude. Ringo thinks Donna is being OTT, especially when Naomi walks in with aforementioned random dude and tells them that he's her brother, Bradley. And the reason she doesn't show up on any uni records is that she's just transferred from Vic Uni.
NAOMI: You know what, I'm sure nothing I say will ever be good enough for you. Why are you picking on me like this, Donna?
BRADLEY: This is Donna? I thought you said she was nice?
Oh, well played Naomi, this round goes to you.
Ringo approaches Donna at the bar and says that was really embarrassing. He asks if befriending Naomi earlier was all just an act. Donna looks remorseful and says she's sorry.
Bradley tells Naomi he can't stay for a coffee, just as Kate walks by and says a cheery hello. Naomi waits until Kate's out the door before taking some money out of her purse and giving it to Bradley.
NAOMI: Here's what I owe you.
NAOMI: So if I ever need a brother again?
BRADLEY: You've got my number.
Ringo thinks that all this stuff with Nick has Donna rattled, but Donna takes offence and thinks that he's implying she's losing her mind.