- Michael and Libby bickering at school
- Kate choosing teaching over dancing
- Andrew kissing Donna
- Natasha annoyed that Andrew stayed with Summer
- Paul asking Andrew to move back home
- Natasha whinging about her Lassiter's campaign
- Paul telling Andrew to smooth things over with Tash
Andrew is playing Mr Sensitive Boyfriend with Natasha and has even brought Cat over for good measure. Natasha is pleased with the attention until she realises Andrew's just trying to talk her out of pursuing the Lassiter's campaign. She pushes him out the door and says if he really cared about her he'd help her.
Summer finds Natasha brooding out the front of Harold's and learns about her Lassiter‘s/Robinson woes. Summer tries to be nice and says Andrew's been through a lot lately, but Natasha's just annoyed that Andrew hasn't confided in her (again). Summer suggests that if Natasha stopped playing games and actually talked to Andrew she'd find out more.
Natasha takes Summer's advice and chats to Andrew. She says she won't tell her dad about the campaign bribe, and she won't hassle Paul anymore either, but she's still going to keep modelling. Andrew's grateful. Everything is smoothed over until Natasha tries to make plans for the afternoon and Andrew keeps rejecting them.
NATASHA: So what, now that I'm not a problem anymore I just get ignored again?
ANDREW: It's not like that.
NATASHA: It's always like that, Andrew. I'm not the one you want to share things with, I get it, and I am so over it.
She storms out and Andrew resists the urge to bang his head against the wall. Lucas joins him in the kitchen and comments on their fight. He wonders if Andrew told Tash about the real reason for the graze on his chin, and Andrew lies and says Tash is fine with it. Lucas gets a call about a meeting he's missing and rushes out.
Michael is conducting a (tiny) staff meeting to decide once and for all if the students are to call teachers by their first names or surnames. Libby is against using first names of course, but Michael asks Kate for her opinion and Libby accuses him of “bullying the newbie to agree with him”. Caught out, Kate reasons that it doesn't matter what you're called - you get your respect through the way you act. Lucas slips in just as they're casting the deciding vote, and aside from Libby and one other teacher, everyone chooses first names.
Kate and Lucas chat after the meeting and Kate says that Michael and Libby's fighting is making everyone uncomfortable. Lucas takes it upon himself to organise a staff dinner that night to celebrate Kate's renewed love of teaching. Michael and Libby look uncomfortable at the thought of spending time together.
LIBBY: I'd love to but tonight's not a good night, I've got stacks of marking to do.
MICHAEL: Yeah me too, but you know, it's for Kate so count me in.
Libby stares daggers at Michael. Looks like she's going to dinner after all.
Lucas and Michael are boxing out the front of #32 while Michael complains about having to spend the whole night in Libby's company. Lucas says Libby's not that bad but Michael just throws a hard punch Lucas's way.
Meanwhile, Libby is complaining to Steph about what a “smug jerk” Michael is. She thinks his whole surfer schtick is just the makings of a mid- life crisis and thinks tonight will be excruciating.
Michael is thinking of cancelling but Lucas says he can't do that to Kate. Lucas reckons that Michael might see the fun side of Libby when they're not in a school environment, but Michael doesn't think Libby knows the meaning of fun.
Steph has to play the whole, ‘the night's about Kate, not you and Michael' card with Libby as well. She reasons that it's only a dinner, it can't be that hard to sit through, but Libby just gives her an incredulous look.
Natasha is looking at her Facebook profile, dithering over whether to change her relationship status. Michael tells her he's put a lasagne in the oven and almost begs to stay home and chat with her about Lassiter's, but Natasha says she'll be fine. Lucas arrives just as Natasha gets a text from Andrew (I'm sorry. Meet me at Harold's?). While Michael's finding his wallet, Lucas chats to Natasha about Andrew and blurts out the fact that he kissed Donna, thinking that Natasha already knew. Michael and Lucas leave and Natasha looks devastated.
Steph is having dinner with Callum and Sophie, who complain about having to join the teaching gang later for dessert. Summer and Chris sit with Andrew, who tells them that everything is fine with Natasha. But just at that moment Natasha walks in and gives Andrew a serve for kissing Donna. He tries to say that it's not what she thinks, but Natasha just shoves him into a table and tells him he's dumped. Callum cracks up laughing while everyone else stares at Andrew.
First Commercial Break
Andrew finds Natasha sulking out the front of Harold's. He says she can't just dump him and walk away, but Natasha retorts that she's seen sense for the first time in ages. Andrew attempts to explain the Donna debacle again.
ANDREW: I just wanted her to stay. She's like one of my only friends.
NATASHA: And what the hell am I? You don't know because you don't know who I am. You don't even talk to me.
ANDREW: Yes I do.
NATASHA: I didn't even know it was your birthday last week!
She states that the only time Andrew wants to be with her is for a bit of action or when he's doing Paul's dirty work. She just wanted to be important to him, but obviously that's not going to happen.
The EH staff are perusing the menus, but Libby can't find anything she likes (really, Lib? You eat there every other day...).
MICHAEL: Surprise, surprise.
LUCAS: (nervous laughter) He's just mucking around.
KATE: Um, I might get the salmon.
LUCAS: I might join you on that.
MICHAEL: Yeah me too. All those Omega 3s, good for the brain.
LIBBY: (muttering) Maybe you should get two serves.
LUCAS: (more nervous laughter) Now you're being funny.
Another teacher, Cassie, suggests the curry but Libby says she doesn't really like spicy stuff. Michael mocks her and says that she's not adventurous enough.
LIBBY: You don't think I'm adventurous?
MICHAEL: You've got schnitzel written all over you. Maybe parmigiana if you're feeling daring.
Libby, of course, ends up ordering the curry and Lucas and Kate escape to bar to lay bets on when Michael and Libby will kill one another. Kate asks what they're supposed to do and Lucas tells her to pray that the curry shuts them up.
Cut to later when everyone has their meals. Libby is trying not to break into a sweat waterfall as she sloooowly makes her way through the curry. She finally gives in and races to the bar to gulp down a jug of water. Michael thinks it's hilarious but Kate goes to see if she's alright. Lucas doesn't think Mike's being very fair on Lib and it eventually comes out that Lucas and Libby used to date. Mike's all, ‘Duuuuuude! Gross!'
LUCAS: Oh come on, it was a long time ago. We're just mates now.
MICHAEL: Yeah but you're so... And she's so uptight. I can't see the two of you together. In fact I can't see her with anyone.
LUCAS: You know what, for an open- minded guy you're pretty prejudiced.
Libby returns to collect her bag and say her goodbyes, but Lucas tells her not to leave - Mike wants to buy her a drink. Libby's still ready to call it a night but Mike pulls another reverse psychology bit, baiting her that she's too old, so Libby says she'll stay on.
Natasha's having a cry fest on the couch when Summer stops by to see her. Summer makes another attempt to be Natasha's friend and have a chat with her about Andrew, but Natasha is not in the mood.
NATASHA: Oh great, It's Sum. We can have a D&M over Tim Tams and ice cream.
SUMMER: Look Tash, if there's anything I can do to help just...
NATASHA: You know what, just go back to your Mr Perfect. Leave me alone, OK?
She shuts the door in Summer's face and goes back to her Facebook profile to put her relationship status to ‘single'.
Second Commercial Break
Steph, Sophie and Callum have joined everyone while they play a raucous game of... Bouncing coins into a glass. The fun times never stop here at Charlie's Bar. Michael and Libby are still being competitive and Libby ends up acting like a hero when she bounces a coin into the glass first shot. Everyone heads home, except for Michael and Libby who can't let sleeping dogs lie. They keep drinking beer and bouncing coins into the wee hours of the morning.
Harold's Store - Next Morning
Michael and Libby (wearing sunglasses) are wearily sucking back bottles of Gatorade and bickering once more. This time Libby's dark on Mike because he's lumped her with a loud Year 8 music class during her free period. Libby goes and complains to Steph, Lucas and Kate and they have a laugh until Lucas gets a call from Dan. Steph's face drops and she makes her excuses to get back to work. Michael joins his fellow teachers and Libby is thrilled to learn that Mike's stuck with a rowdy class today too after another teacher called in sick - Year 7 PE. She laughs in his face: “Payback is sweet!”
Michael (still sporting his sunnies) finds Natasha in the corridor and checks to see if she's OK (she was out jogging when he woke up). Natasha says she couldn't care less about Lassiter's anymore and Michael replies that it's good to hear.
Summer and Chris observe Andrew and Natasha staring at one another from across the lockers and note the tension when Natasha screws up a photo of her and Andrew and shoves it in the bin. Callum drags Sophie along so he can apologise to Andrew for laughing at him last night, before making a quick getaway. Andrew and Natasha glare at one another some more before Andrew storms outside. Summer and Chris follow him.
Erinsborough High Exterior
Summer and Chris ask Andrew if he and Natasha talked last night after their fight. Andrew responds in the negative and says that Natasha thinks he doesn't know her.
SUMMER: What did you say?
ANDREW: What? I had fun, it got tired. Why would I bother getting to know her when I could just go out and find a replacement?
Natasha has overheard all of this and walks off upset. Summer glares at Andrew, expecting he'll follow Natasha, but he just says, “It's not like I wanted her for her conversation or anything”. Summer calls him a sexist lowlife, but Andrew just grunts at her to deal with it. When Andrew walks away, Chris says how harsh he was and Summer adds that he's an arrogant jerk who uses people - but not anymore.
Third Commercial Break
Summer finds Natasha sitting cross- legged on the classroom floor, crying. She sits down next to Tash, who tries on the whole tough girl act again, but Summer's not buying it. She tells Natasha that she's on her side and what Andrew said was disgusting.
NATASHA: Whatever, it happened. Bridge, water, blah blah blah. Let him find someone else.
SUMMER: And you'd be OK with that, seriously?
NATASHA: Why do you even care?
SUMMER: Because we're friends.
NATASHA: But all I do is hang it on you.
SUMMER: Well, weird friends. And I'm sick of standing up for a selfish jerk. So are we going to fight back at him or what?
NATASHA: How do you hurt a guy who has got no feelings?
SUMMER: We'll give him a crash course in girl power. Trust me, he'll feel it.
Summer wipes away a tear from Natasha's face and says they just have to stick together. Natasha gives her a grateful smile.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
DIANA: The hotel is my top priority.
REBECCA: And Charlie's is mine.
(Declan, Zeke & Ringo listen to Rebecca)
REBECCA: Diana is throwing her weight around and I want to find out why.
(There's a big crowd of people at Charlie's)
DECLAN: Where are you going?
REBECCA: I'm going to tell everyone the gig's off.
DECLAN: No those guys are going to go mental.
(Rebecca meets with Diana & asks if they have a deal)
REBECCA V/O: What if she's trying to set me up? I could lose this place.
(Some kid teases Andrew at school about Natasha)
TEEN: No wonder you two hooked up, you're both losers!
(Natasha cries to her dad)
NATASHA: He said that I meant nothing to him. That I was just a bit of fun.
MICHAEL: (fuming) I'm going to find him and have a word.
(Michael overhears Andrew talking to a group of boys about Tash)
ANDREW: I mean for a nerd she really knows how to make a guy happy.
(Michael slams his desk drawer - then later on confronts Andrew)
MICHAEL: You need to learn some respect.