- Libby tells Steph she's a cheap tramp and a filthy liar.
- Toadie tells Callum the truth about the baby.
- Natasha tells Andrew he's dumped.
- Natasha tells Kyle he's her new boyfriend.
- Libby tells Doug it's over.
- Lucas tells Libby that she can't make people take sides.
- Libby tells Lucas that everyone else can go to hell.
Libby dances provocatively alone. Men look on in a half aroused half uncomfortable sort of way. Women judge. Lucas and Michael wonder what they should do. Michael would rather she act out in Charlie's than in school. Kyle comes in and Libby grabs him to dance with her. Kyle says he has a girlfriend, but if that goes wrong, she's second on his list. He likes cougars. Libby continues to dance in a sensual manner and invites the men to come and dance with her. Lucas eventually tries to drag her away but she shouts at him that she's not a child and doesn't need looking after. He calls in reinforcements.
Andrew texts exiled Paul who tells him to stay put, he needs a Robinson on the front line. Natasha comes in and pretends not to have seen Andrew. Toadie comes in looking for Callum who hasn't come home. Natasha and Andrew agree to look out for him. Natasha continues to taunt Andrew.
NATASHA: Shouldn't you be sitting in some dark basement with your dad?
ANDREW: Basement? He's got a suite at Lassiters.
NATASHA: So why are you sitting here alone?
ANDREW: I'm not alone, I'm with you.
Kyle comes in and Tash makes a big deal of kissing him. Kyle excitedly informs Tash about Libby hitting on him in Charlie's and “copping a feel”.
Libby is now dancing more exuberantly with two random guys. It's like watching a car crash for Mike and Lucas. Toadie comes in and things take a turn for the awkward. Lucas ducks away so Toadie goes and asks Mike if he's seen Callum around. As Toadie leaves he bumps into Karl and Susan who have come to control their daughter and it's even more awkward.
Karl tells Libby it's time to go home but Libby isn't twelve and can't be told. She realises everyone is staring. She rants and raves at those staring as she is frogmarched out of the bar.
Libby sits fuming on the sofa. Steph's letter remains unopened on the table. Susan and Karl bring tea and biscuits which Libby doesn't want. Karl suggests she call Doug and see if she can sort things out. Libby doesn't know why Karl's suddenly on Doug's side considering he doesn't even like him. Susan tells her to keep her voice down or she'll wake up Ben.
LIBBY: Stop telling me what to do, I'm not a child!
KARL: Then stop acting like one.
LIBBY: You're the ones who burst into Charlie's and dragged me home like an infant.
KARL: Yes, and you're lucky we did. Lib, you were making a fool of yourself.
LIBBY: You made me look like a fool, in front of what few friends I have left. In front of my boss!
Karl tells her they're concerned about her. Susan says that anyone could see she was struggling. Libby is indignant that Steph is the one who cheated, but she's the one who gets punished. She doesn't want them to feel sorry for her, she can handle it.
Yes, of course you can Libby.
Tash and Kyle are engaged in stimulating shallow conversation. Summer and Chris come in and Andrew asks him about his new job at the swimming pool. Summer diverts Chris and tells Andrew to stop using Chris and that he doesn't have any mates. Like father like son.
Andrew is using the hallowed “I Like Me” mug and flicking through photos on Facebook of the party at Number 26. (Note to Summer, he has two friend requests.) Random metal pipe banging music starts which I believe symbolises Andrew having an idea. He calls Chris and invites him around to talk business.
Blokes Club Shed
Mike breaks the hallowed sacred rule of feelings talk and asks Lucas about his. Lucas thinks he'll bounce back in a couple of days. Let everyone else sort their mess out, it has nothing to do with him. Mike has heard that Lucas was pretty hung up on Steph, it might take him more than a couple of days to get over her. Lucas reminds him not to mention Steph's name tonight. Mike offers him their spare room for a bit if he wants, but Lucas would rather stay at the shed on his own.
LUCAS: I can mope, play loud trashy music, eat junk food twenty- four seven.
MIKE: You'd fit right in with my teenage daughter!
Lucas starts tucking into some cold pizza when suddenly another person makes his presence known.
CALLUM: Hey guys. Got any Hawaiian?
Later on Callum and Lucas are having a bit of a heart to heart. Callum reminds Lucas that he was the one who convinced him having a baby brother would be all right. Lucas says he can still play big brother even if it's not official. Callum doesn't think it'll be the same, but Lucas points out that's up to him.
CALLUM: But what if Steph leaves Ramsay Street? What if she wants to be with Dan?
LUCAS: We don't know that.
CALLUM: He's your brother. What did he say?
Lucas explains that there's a lot to work out. He goes to get some drinks and Toadie arrives to collect Callum. He tells him never to do that to him again, he didn't know where he was. He thanks Lucas for the text and thinks they should talk. Lucas agrees.
25th Anniversary Photo Insert – 1988
Toadie makes an emotional apology to Lucas. He explains that Steph was a complete mess when he found her in the hotel.
LUCAS: And you were her knight in shining armour.
TOADIE: I know you're angry…
LUCAS: Mate, don't tell me how I feel, ok. Justify yourself, say sorry, but do not tell me how I'm feeling.
LUCAS: You've said that.
TOADIE: It was my idea…the whole relationship story….
LUCAS: Look how well that's turned out.
TOADIE: We were trying to protect Libby.
LUCAS: (with a hollow laugh) She's really grateful.
TOADIE: Yeah. Now she won't see me. None of the Kennedys will.
LUCAS: Can you blame them? (Toadie half shakes his head) What a monumental stuff up. (Toadie brushes something away from his face. A tear?)
Lucas asks if Toadie and Steph….but Toadie says no. The whole time he was just helping his best mate out of a shocking situation. That's it. Lucas guesses that's something.
Andrew thinks that what is needed is a Hawaiian pool party and he needs Chris' help. He thinks that the pool managers will love Chris for this, there will be heaps more people through the gates and they'll make major money from it. Chris isn't so sure, more staff will have to be rosted on for a start.
ANDREW: A couple more lifeguards.
CHRIS: A couple? I was at Summer's party remember!
ANDREW: This one will be straight up, legit.
Andrew offers Chris a third of the cut – it's easy money – plus there'll be chicks in bikinis! Chris thinks that Summer would kill him if he partnered up with him. Andrew tries the emotional tack. With his dad gone, he just wants something to focus on. Chris supposes that it isn't that it's a bad idea it's just… but Andrew cuts across him – he knew he could count on him.
Toadie wants to know why Callum hasn't said a thing on the way home. He wants to know why he took off and why he didn't answer his calls. Cal says he was busy.
CALLUM:I was visiting Lucas.
TOADIE: I don't believe it.
CALLUM: I don't lie. That's all you've ever done since you got back with Steph and you promised me that you wouldn't lie.
TOADIE: You have every right to be angry…
CALLUM: Can I go to bed now Toadie?
TOADIE: Toadie? What happened to dad?
CALLUM: Dads look out for their kids. They don't lie to them.
Toadie says he knows he did the wrong thing, he was just trying to help someone. Callum asks if that makes lying ok. Toad struggles then admits that Callum is right, there's no excuse for lying. Callum goes to bed.
Susan is feeding Karl something (a melon ball perhaps?) when Libby comes in. She apologises for the previous night, but she's moving on and going to the gym. Lucas comes in and Libby ignores him, she might have forgiven her parents, but she's still unimpressed with him for dobbing her in.
LUCAS: I was just looking out for you.
LIBBY: That's a very popular excuse these days.
He tells her that he spoke to Toadie last night – they all have to live on the same street after all. Libby is surprised how he's changed his tune considering he rammed his car into Toadie's not long ago. Lucas suggests that they're not exactly perfect either considering they had a “moment”. Yeah, a moment that started this whole car crash off in the first place! Lucas doesn't think there are any winners.
LIBBY: I don't understand you. They spit in our faces and you're best buddies?
LUCAS: They did all of this for you. Have you even thought about that?
Blokes Club Shed
Lucas swings a baseball bat about and plays about with a football then picks up a magazine. Presumably he's restless. He gets his phone out. He doesn't seem to know who to call though. Ghostbusters?
Libby stares at Steph's letter.
Blokes Club Shed
Lucas has decided to make the call. He's called Dan, he hears he's about to become and uncle.
Libby opens the letter but can't bring herself to read it. Instead she rips it up.
Well that was a swiftly organised part- ay. There's inflatable stuff, there are garlands, there are girls in bikinis and there's no diving in the shallow end thank you very much.
KYLE: Chicks ahoy!
He spies Natasha and tells Andrew he's a champion. Chris is impressed at how well the party is working out. Andrew didn't expect to see Summer, but she just came to see if he wrecks this party too. Macca dive bombs into the pool and Chris panics because it's against the pool rules. Andrew says he'll sort it. Unfortunately on the way to “sort it out” Andrew gets distracted by some scantily clad girls who want their photos taken. Hey, I wonder if they all still buy their bikinis from “Bounce”. Next he gets distracted by Natasha and her little games. Kyle swims over and tells Andrew to get his hands off his girl.
ANDREW: Tash, tell him he's dumped.
NATASHA: I've always wanted two hot guys to fight over me.
While the three of them continue their intellectual debate, Macca, the other genius of the century, decides to take the massive clock off the wall and set sail on it. Chris comes back just in time to see the chaos that is about to ensue, but unfortunately so does his boss.
By the end of the break the party is being moved on. Everyone troops out congratulating Andrew on another party stuff up while Chris gets a rollicking in the background and is told not to turn up to work tomorrow. Chris tells Andrew that they have to pay for all the damages. Andrew says the admission fee should cover it and he'll give up half his cut.
SUMMER: Oh well that's big of you seeing as this is all your fault.
ANDREW: It was Macca pulling stuff off the walls…
SUMMER: You said you would handle them and you didn't at all.
Andrew admits to getting a bit sidetracked but assures them he'll pay for the damages. Chris wonders if he can pay to get his job back. Andrew offers to talk to his boss and swing it around for him.
CHRIS: I said NO! Just leave it. We're not mates. We never were.
SUMMER: You're just like your dad aren't you?
Sometimes I can't help but feel a tiny bit sorry for Andrew. Just sometimes.
- Everything has been a mess for Chris since he started hanging out with Andrew.
- Chris tells Summer she doesn't get to chose his friends.
- Lou returns.
- Nobody wins.