- Mark and Jade having a one night stand
- Jade developing a crush on Kyle
- Lyn telling Summer they're moving to Bendigo
- Andrew not giving Summer a reason to stay
Summer walks through the lounge room and sees the director's chair Andrew bought her. She quickly packs it away while Lyn sets the table for dinner. Lyn's unsure what Summer's mood is like, but Summer puts on a brave face and hugs her Nan, pretending that she's come to terms with the move.
Ramsay Street/Number 22 - Next Morning
Chris collects Summer for her first day back at school after her suspension. He wonders if they're waiting for anyone else to walk with them, but Summer says that if Andrew can't be bothered to make an effort than neither should she. Summer also can't be bothered working on their zombie movie seeing as Andrew's the star, but Chris convinces her he needs a good grade in Media Studies. Meanwhile, Paul can tell that Andrew's acting mopey for a reason, but Andrew just pretends that everything's fine.
Jade and Kate listen in amusement as Kyle ends a phone call by telling someone he's not living with their pet rat. Turns out Lyn's told Kyle he can rent out #26 when she's gone and he's trying to find new housemates. Kyle asks Jade if she wants to be his roomie but Jade quickly says no and rushes out of the store. Kate's pleased when Mark stops by for a coffee and Kyle puts the hard sell on him about moving in, but Mark doesn't think it would be a good idea. He seems to change his mind, though, when he sees Kyle and Kate chatting happily together about a housewarming party.
Lucas is walking to Harold's with Libby and Michael while they chat about school admin items. Libby asks for extra work so Michael tells her she can write up a document for the school board on the no uniform trial. The two of them head inside the shop while Lucas catches up with Mark, who is a seething ball of jealousy over Kyle and Kate's friendly banter and Kyle becoming a permanent Ramsay Street fixture.
MARK: He and Kate are already planning the housewarming.
LUCAS: That's the way it works on the street. Everyone's in each other's pockets. If you're not there you're on the outer.
Chris films some zombie students ambling around while Tash takes Summer aside to ask some script and hair related questions. Summer's chatty until Andrew comes along and she gives him the briefest of instructions. Tash hangs back with Chris and comments on the tension between the two of them.
Kyle's struck out again with another potential housemate on the phone - this one wants permission for his mother to stay over a few times a week. Mark bumps into Kyle and says he's changed his mind about moving in; he'd love to live in Ramsay Street. Kyle's happy but also confused about Mark's quick turnaround.
Libby hands over one of Karl's shirts to Lucas and tells him to wear it next time they're pretending to be a couple - Karl will hate it. Lucas tells Libby that she owes him lunch a few times a week for carrying on with the charade (even though he thinks it's pretty funny).
Kyle and Jade arrive for a coffee but Jade's horrified to learn that Mark's going to be her new neighbour. Kyle starts to tease her about it, joking that she's got a crush on Mark, but after some more to and fro Jade accidentally blurts out that she and Mark slept together. Kyle's pretty surprised that Jade would do that to Kate.
JADE: It was no big deal, they were already over.
KYLE: Kate's your friend.
JADE: Come on, man, we don't do sentimental remember?
KYLE: I don't do my mates' exes either, you just don't go there.
JADE: Fine, whatever. If it bothers you so much we'll never speak about this again - especially not with Kate.
Kate's pleased when Mark tells her he's going to move into #26 after all, citing something about his rent being increased at his old place. Kyle walks in and looks uncomfortable when he sees the two of them getting along so well. This newfound knowledge is definitely testing his morality code.
First Commercial Break
Chris and Summer film more of their movie, and while Tash is putting in 100%, Andrew is just going through the motions with his acting. When the movie makers go off to film another scene, Tash tells off Andrew for not getting his act together with Summer. Andrew reiterates that there's no point making a big deal of things but Tash says that he's an idiot.
Charlie's Bar/Number 24
Lucas is surprised when Mark tells him he's moving into #26 and jokingly wonders who else Lyn is just going to let in off the street. Kyle finds them and tries to talk Mark out of his decision, reminding him they're very different people and probably shouldn't live together, but Mark is determined to go through with it.
Kate wants to have a girly chat about the real reason why Mark might be moving into the street, but the very thought makes Jade uncomfortable (because of the Mark factor and because she just doesn't do girly chats). Kate presses on and says that she thinks Mark might be moving because of her but Jade's responses are pretty evasive. Kate jokes around that Jade's a “bad friend” with the advice, but Jade just looks guilty.
Libby catches up with Michael while he's supervising the filming to tell him she's already filed the report for the school board. Michael's impressed and gives her a bigger task - running the school council meeting this Friday.
Meanwhile, Summer films her stars while Chris is at the Men's Shed doing some cutaway shots. But yet again, Andrew is putting in the performance equivalent of a dead fish. Summer stops filming and yells at Andrew to give her some more emotion, then makes a crack that he probably doesn't even know what that means. She storms off set while Tash glares at Andrew and asks if he's happy now.
Second Commercial Break
Andrew sulks around and flashes back to happier times with Summer - their kiss at the dance party, when they got together before the fire and when they had a heart- to- heart at the hospital. Paul notices that his son is still down in the dumps and tells him that he knows about Summer moving away. He says he doesn't want to pry, but reminds Andrew he also knows a thing or two about separation.
PAUL: Elle, Rebecca, all of them. They've all gone. I've still got you and that's enough. Besides, if we stick together we don't really need anyone else do we?
He puts a comforting arm around Andrew's shoulder, who is happy his dad is making the effort, but it still doesn't make his angst any less angsty.
Kate drops in and teases Kyle about packing all of his belongings in garbage bags. She happily babbles on about Mark, which just makes Kyle more uncomfortable with his secret knowledge. Summer arrives home looking upset, even more so when she sees all of Kyle's stuff around. But she just plasters on a smile and says, “The sooner we're out of here the better”. Before Kate goes off to check on Summer she tells Kyle that moving in with Mark could be fun and that he's a good guy. Kyle doesn't look too sure about that.
Jade's conducting an outdoor yoga session but her heart's not in it as she's too conflicted worrying about the whole Kate, Mark and Kyle saga. She wraps things up and breaks into a jog to head home.
Kyle's alarmed when Jade stops by to unburden her guilty conscience about what she confessed earlier. Kyle tries to get her to stop talking, wary of Kate being in Summer's room, but Jade doesn't take a hint and keeps yammering.
JADE: I know you think I'm this heartless moll but I'm not, and for Kate's sake she can't find out about me and Mark.
KYLE: Jade shut up.
JADE: It was one night!
Of course Kate suddenly appears from the hallway, puts two and two together, and everything is lovely and awkward between everyone.
Third Commercial Break
Jade chases Kate outside, trying to explain that it was just a mistake and it didn't mean anything, but Kate snarkily wonders if that's supposed to make her feel better. Kate yells at Jade to just pack her things and leave, she never wants to speak to her again.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
KATE: Think of how I feel.
MARK: Kate it was a mistake.
(Jade heads out of #24)
JADE: Is there anything I can say?
(Kyle tries to smooth things over)
KYLE: She doesn't get how things work. Y'know, with mates.
KATE: Is that the line she spun? It would be your place to tell me if my best friend hooked up with my ex.
KYLE: I didn't want to get in the middle of it.
(Kate takes out her frustrations on Mark)
KATE: When you found out I lied you made my life hell like it was the worst thing I could have ever done.
(Lucas strides in front of Karl and Susan wearing Karl's shirt)
(Karl nearly has a conniption)
SUSAN: It's none of our business.
KARL: It's our daughter, it's Lucas, it's in our house!
(Libby lets Susan in on the plan)
LIBBY: If I tell you something will you promise to keep it a secret?