- Natasha stealing the money for the social
- Summer feeling awkward around Andrew
- Declan pretending that Mark punched him
- Mark telling Kate he doesn't have time for games
Donna and Declan find Kate angrily clearing up some tables and discover that things are over between her and Mark. Declan feigns sympathy and tells Kate to call him if she needs to chat. When he leaves, Kate fills Donna in on the punching incident and says that she's done with men. Donna advises her friend to just stay away from the bad boys, but Kate says she doesn't realise they're bad till it's too late. Lucas hangs around the counter waiting to be served, but probably wishes he'd gone to Charlie's when Kate bites his head off for talking.
Natasha takes a break from her maths homework to open her top drawer and rifle through the stolen social money she's keeping in a big- ass money tin that can be seen from space. She quickly hides it when Michael walks in to ask her about going to Charlie's for dinner. Michael sighs when Natasha asks if she can invite Andrew along but eventually concedes defeat, “If he gives me any backchat he's out”.
Natasha suggests they all see a movie after dinner but Michael reminds her she's grounded and Andrew, not really in the mood for more Tash- time, adds that it's a school night. Summer walks in and tries to avoid eye contact, which is hard when Michael starts asking her how the family's doing. Summer thanks him for the card he sent and declines the offer to eat with them, saying she's there to pick up takeaway. Tash doesn't like the fact that Andrew stares after Summer when she leaves, but he says he just feels sorry for her after everything with Steph.
Erinsborough High - Next Morning
Andrew and Natasha walk around the corner arm- in- arm, breaking apart when they see Summer. Tash stops to chat with her, but that's the last thing Sum wants, especially when Tash attempts to be nice and ask about the DVDs she's carrying. This sends Summer into a rant about how crap her morning's been because the DVD player broke last night, which caused Charlie to have a tantrum, which meant Lyn forgot to do the washing, which means Summer's uniform is still damp so Natasha just needs to get out of her face right now before her day gets even worse.
Later that morning, Michael is keeping an eye on a class Summer and Andrew are in, but Andrew keeps trying to chat to Summer while she's working. He wants to know how she's going, but she says she doesn't want to deal with him right now. After three failed shushing attempts Michael ends up giving them after- school detention.
Donna calls in and puts a stop to Kate's cleaning frenzy by declaring today a “girly” day. Kate says she's not up for it, but looks tempted when some peppermint chocolate appears. Lucas gets ready for work, moaning about how sore his shoulders are, but how Declan's probably worse off than him. When Kate realises who really gave Declan his shiner she storms out of the house looking murderous.
Kate bursts in and demands to know who really hit Declan, but his sheepish silence proves everything. Kate doesn't get why he's acting like a moron, especially if he claims they're friends, but Declan says he doesn't want to be just friends.
DECLAN: You think it's easy seeing you walk around with Robocop?
KATE: So, what, I can't have another boyfriend because it's just too hard for you? Is that what you're saying?
KATE: Dec you're not my boyfriend anymore! And from this point on you're nothing more than just some other guy who happens to live on the same street.
Today's nostalgia photo is of Annalise in 1993.
First Commercial Break
Erinsborough Police Station
Kate finds Mark and apologises for doubting him about Declan. Mark thanks her but remains politely distant, even when Kate suggests they try their dinner date again. Mark says that she's obviously got a lot of stuff that she needs to work out. Kate's disappointed that there's no second chance.
Donna polishes off a block of chocolate while Kate ferociously scrubs the kitchen table. Her phone rings but she hides it in a drawer when she realises it's Declan. Donna manages to get Kate to sit down and talk things out, surprised to learn that she and Mark didn't even get to share a smooch before things went to hell. Donna says that if she gave up on Ringo that easily they never would have got married and thinks that Mark acted the way he did because he was genuinely hurt. Kate points out that it's too late to fix things, but Donna thinks she needs to show Mark there's more to her than “a crazy ex- boyfriend”.
Erinsborough Police Station - Exterior
Kate cycles up and checks her appearance in the bike mirror just as Mark walks outside with some co- workers. Mark doesn't look keen to talk but soon changes his mind when Kate plants a big kiss on him.
MARK: (smirking) Why can I smell cleaning product?
KATE: Because I clean when I'm stressed. I also only eat biscuits in even numbers, I'm scared of being struck by lightening and I know that I have a lot of issues but I really think I'm worth the trouble.
She starts to babble some more, but this time it's Mark's turn to silence her with a kiss. They break apart when Mark's workmates start whistling at them but they can't stop grinning at one another.
Michael sets Summer and Andrew to work scraping gum off the bottom of the desks. He's soon called out because someone found graffiti on the shelter shed (again? That's like the twentieth time this month), leaving the teens to angst. Summer tries to ignore Andrew but that doesn't work when she accidentally scrapes her hand instead of the table. Andrew takes a look at the cut and says she should get it checked out, but Summer doesn't get why he's being all attentive with her when he chose Tash. Andrew meekly says, “I know...” and there's a lingering silence until Summer goes off to find a bandaid.
Natasha looks at DVD players online and chooses one that's close to $400. She clicks on ‘purchase and pick- up now' and grabs the stolen money to pay for it. She's about to walk out when she remembers to delete the web page from her laptop. How about hiding the big- ass money tin that probably has the school logo on it?
Second Commercial Break
Summer calls out for Lyn when she finds the DVD box at the front door but there's no one home. She leaves a voicemail for her Nan, asking her to ring back, when Natasha stops by on the premise of borrowing Chemistry notes. But when Tash sees that the DVD player is in its rightful place, she smiles and heads home. Summer's suspicions are raised...
Summer dumps the DVD box on the couch and tells Natasha that she knows she bought it. Natasha pretends she doesn't know what she's on about, but Summer snits that her family doesn't need her misguided charity. Natasha retorts that she's got better things to spend her money on, but Summer tells her to stay out of her business. Michael nearly gets knocked over by hurricane Summer on her way out and asks his daughter what's wrong, but Tash is too busy trying to smuggle the DVD player into her room. When Michael questions her about it Natasha lies and says all of the gang put in money for their friend Millsy's birthday - she's just in charge of wrapping it. Now Michael's suspicions are getting a workout...
Mark and Kate are playing darts and enjoying each other's company.
Declan calls in to see Kate but Lucas informs him she's out. Declan then wants to know if she's with Brennan and asks where they went, but Lucas thinks he's being ridiculous: “This is your fault, mate. What you did? Not cool”. Declan knows and looks ashamed when Lucas says he thought he was smarter than this.
Kate beats Mark and cheekily suggests they make the game best out of five. Mark grins and asks if she's giving him a second chance. Kate smiles back and says that would make them even. They kiss again, this time without the catcalls.
Michael lets Tash know that he's onto her - not only was Millsy's birthday three months ago (he has access to all student files), but he checked her internet history and saw that she'd been looking up DVD players. Not to mention the fact that it cost $400 and the stolen social money amounted to $410. Natasha keeps proclaiming her innocence until Michael actually yells at her and demands the truth.
Third Commercial Break
Natasha flees to her room and tries to slam the door in her dad's face, but he barges in after her and wants to know why she ruined the social when she worked so hard to get it off the ground. Trying not to cry, Natasha says it wasn't about the money, that's why she did something good with it - it was about Andrew.
MICHAEL: You did this for Andrew?
NATASHA: We were supposed to organise it together and be King and Queen, and all he did was hang out with Summer.
MICHAEL: (exasperated) Oh Tash...
NATASHA: If the social went ahead he would have ended up with her. I didn't know what else to do.
Michael reminds her that she ruined the night for everyone, but Natasha begs him not to tell anyone what she did. He can ground her for longer, suspend her, whatever; just as long as Andrew doesn't find out she wrecked his gig.
MICHAEL: Andrew Robinson is the last person I'm worried about right now.
NATASHA: Dad, please.
MICHAEL: You're not stupid, Natasha. When are you going to learn to stop doing stupid things for boys?
NATASHA: I love him, dad. I love him so much. If he finds out I'll lose everything.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
(Natasha is acting really clingy with Andrew)
NATASHA: We are so awesome. Don't you reckon?
(Michael goes to Rebecca for advice)
MICHAEL: She's really fallen for Andrew.
REBECCA: You'll figure it out.
MICHAEL: I'm glad you've got faith in me.
REBECCA: Oh I have.
(Declan walks in on Paul making a phone call)
PAUL: Listen it's for Rebecca Robinson but she's not to know anything about this.
DECLAN: What are you doing to her this time?
(Paul corners Rebecca at Lassiter's Park)
PAUL: It's not what I'm doing, it's what we're doing.
REBECCA: What are you talking about?
(Michael walks down the hill and sees them)
PAUL: That's the difference between you and me, Michael. I know what I want and I do whatever I can to get it.
(Paul has set up a marriage renewal ceremony - Rebecca's forced into it)
REBECCA: I want to save my marriage, you just have to accept that alright?
MICHAEL: No, it is not alright.