- Chris encouraging Tash to play matchmaker for Andrew and Summer
- Paul being elected as the new member of the school board
- Michael taking a shot at Libby for supporting Paul
- Libby realising that Paul didn't have good intentions after all
- Libby dreaming about becoming the new high school principal
Karl and Susan can see Libby's in a quiet mood and she admits that it was easier to maintain her tranquil personality away from Erinsborough. She decides it's time to retire the meditation gong to the garage and indulge in a steak sandwich.
Chris and Tash are talking about Summer when Lisa approaches their table, dressed in beach- wear for her birthday (sans her “nerd“ glasses). Lisa mocks Tash about not being invited to her party and tells her not to gatecrash it. When Lisa leaves, Tash makes plans to slip laxatives in the party punch. But Chris advises her to stick to the Summer/Andrew plan first - once they're friends with her again, then the rest of the students will follow suit.
Tash bustles in with her make- up case, much to Summer's surprise, and announces she's giving her a makeover before Lisa's party. Summer reiterates that she's not going, but Tash pretends that Chris needs Summer there or else he'll be lonely. Summer relents and Tash grins, promising her she won't make her look ugly.
Charlie's Bar - Exterior
Libby's staring into space, ruminating about her life, while Karl and Susan rattle off a spiel about putting on sun cream (it‘s awkward, like the show was told to insert a public service announcement into the script). Toadie approaches them and happily boasts about a case he's just won. Paul overhears and congratulates Toadie on being so successful, which just makes everyone wary like, ‘WTF is he up to now?', but Libby knows Paul's dropping a hint about making her own career successful.
Toadie heads inside to get some champagne to share with the Ks, but his cheery mood falters when he sees Sonya sitting by herself looking at her Pop's war medals (they're still on ANZAC Day time). Toadie gives her the briefest nod of acknowledgement before turning away.
Chris finds out from Andrew that he has to do some work for Paul this afternoon (to make up for the party debacle), but hopes to make Lisa's party later. Tash arrives with Summer, who has her hair curled and make- up done, but then Summer and Andrew get into one of their annoying bicker- fests and Andrew decides to skip the party altogether. He heads out the door and Chris chases after him.
First Commercial Break
Chris tells Andrew he should try again, but Andrew says he's sick of Summer using every conversation to “stick the boot in”. Chris reminds Andrew he does the same thing, but Andrew says it's getting old and doesn't want to deal with Summer until she grows up. When Andrew walks off, Tash finds Chris and realises he sounds defeated, but Tash reminds him she didn't “put all that effort into making Summer look human for nothing”. Tash says that Chris is going to make Andrew go to the party via a little chat with Paul Robinson.
Charlie's Bar - Exterior
Libby looks annoyed when her parents start talking about her teacher's wage, and when Karl brings up the fact that she's not paying much board. Toadie checks his text messages and announces that Mark has moved out, saying that it'll be nice not having to live with a neat freak anymore. When Toadie adds that he's too old to be boarding with people, Libby's frustration grows at her own situation. Having had enough, she gets up and stalks into the bar to pay for the bill.
Susan finds Libby and tells her to unload her problems. Libby admits that she wanted to do so much with her life when she was younger, but she feels like she hasn't accomplished anything. Susan reminds her she's got her work, and a great son. But Libby says her son isn't even with her, she's still living with her parents and she's had a string of failed relationships. Susan sympathises but tells Lib that if she wants a change in her life then she has to take responsibility and make it happen.
Tash pushes Chris Paul's way, but Chris feels extremely nervous trying to strike up a conversation with him. It doesn't help matters when Paul just glares at him and tells him to get to the point. Chris stammers something about wanting Andrew to come to Lisa's party, and that Andrew's only working today because he feels guilty about the dance party. But Chris soon falters under Paul's stare and runs back to Tash.
TASH: You stuffed up didn't you.
CHRIS: It was like talking to Voldemort.
Tash has now lost hope as well, citing that the universe is against her. She tells Chris to have a horrible time at the party and call her with all the lame, gory details later.
Libby looks as though she's about to ring Paul when Michael approaches her for a chat. He admits that he's had some time to cool down and wants to apologise to her for his anger. Michael says that he should have directed it at Paul and needs to learn to let things go. Libby's happy that Michael's made the effort and thanks him for the apology.
Libby runs into Paul and tells him she's not going to stab Michael in the back and conspire with Paul just to get a promotion. She still wants to be principal, but she wants to earn the title on her own merits. Paul laughs in her face and says she'll need more ambition than that if she wants to make it to the top: “There's no use in aiming for a chair if the seat's already taken”.
Second Commercial Break
Libby has her laptop out and is making a list for her ‘5 year plan'. Under the heading ‘What I have been' she lists daughter, wife, mother and teacher. She looks around at all the other patrons enjoying their lives and creates a new heading ‘What I will become' and types independent, strong and Erinsborough High principal. If you take out the last one, Lib, you could just become a Destiny's Child song.
Paul's on the phone with someone, acting annoyed because he can't delve into Libby's personal files at school even though he's now on the board. Andrew finds him and shows him the Lassiter's promotions budget he's been working on. Paul brings up Lisa's party, telling Andrew that “Freckles” informed him of it. Paul wonders if Chris is still into Andrew, but Andrew says that Chris is just trying to set him up with a girl. Paul tells his son he's off the hook with work and to go out and enjoy himself at the party.
Michael sees Tash moping on the couch with her phone and thinks her personal life is back on track, but Tash sulkily says she's just playing Tetris. Michael's surprised when Tash says she's not going to the party and asks if she wants to talk about it, but Tash replies that she couldn't think of anything worse.
Lisa's having a grand old time at her beach- themed party and is suddenly the golden girl of Erinsborough High, with a lot of teens in attendance. Chris and Summer watch proceedings with their umbrella drinks and hilariously act like socially awkward penguins when Lisa tries to give them over the top air kisses in greeting. Lisa goes on about her outfit costing $300 and Summer looks at her as though she's lost her mind. When Lisa glides away, Summer wonders when she took over Tash's personality and admits she'd prefer the real Tash instead. Chris jokes that Summer should be careful, “you almost sounded nice”, and then sees Andrew arrive at the party. Chris urges Summer to play along and try to put a smile on her dial. Andrew thanks Chris for talking to his dad and then asks Summer if she'd come and have a chat with him to sort things out. Summer complies and they walk off together.
Third Commercial Break
Andrew and Summer actually sound as though they're getting along and that some of the old spark is returning, but then Summer makes a comment about the dance party and the tense atmosphere returns.
ANDREW: All we do is fight even when we're trying not to.
SUMMER: Well then why are we even talking?
ANDREW: I don't know.
SUMMER: So let's just call it a truce.
ANDREW: A truce?
SUMMER: Yeah we'll stay away from each other because we clearly cannot get past this.
ANDREW: Is that what you want?
SUMMER: Yeah, we're done.
Summer heads back to Chris and informs him that Andrew is an arrogant moron. Making matters worse, Andrew decides to saunter over to Lisa and give her two birthday presents - one is a spa voucher for Lassiter's and the other is a big old smooch just to make Summer jealous. Toolish move, Robinson.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
CHRIS: Summer's gutted, Andrew's an idiot, what else can we do?
(Tash heads over to #26 to sort Summer out)
TASH: You have to go back to that party and show them how much you don't care. What happened to girl power? Someone needs to stick up for us, Summer.
SUMMER: Girl power is overrated.
(Kate has Mark and Kyle at loggerheads over her again - Jade thinks it's funny)
(A police officer pays a visit to Kyle at the car yard and acts suss)