Some kids hassle Ryan about Dorothy, his aunt, taking over as Principal of Erinsborough High.
Dorothy tells Helen that she's very pleased to have a good challenge in Erinsborough High. Dorothy is confident that all will run smoothly. She looks again at the signature, "A.L.1910". Helen seems reluctant to do much probing.
Cody and Melissa think the single sex classes are a great idea. Ryan is in a very bad mood, and it's made worse when Todd and Josh tease him about Dorothy. Cody says that they've been asked to hold student forums to discuss Dorothy's plans. She heads off with Todd to discuss plans for the forum.
When they've gone, Josh jokes that he'd like to sit in on the girls' classes(!)
Ewan is doing research but Beverly is distracted. Ewan thinks he and Beverly could become experts on geriatric medicine, but Beverly is more worried about Todd - he isn't home from school on time. She says he's been so moody and rebellious lately, and she gets the feeling that he's avoiding coming home. Ewan advises her that Todd is angry and confused, but will come round in time.
Todd and Cody are discussing the single sex classes, but Cody suddenly realises that she's late and heads off home. Helen thinks Dorothy has breathed a lot of life into the school. She asks Todd if he's rung Beverly yet and tells him to do it immediately.
Before he can, Todd asks Jim if he can keep his trail bike in the garage. Jim agrees, as long as he sticks by the adult supervision rule - Jim will help him out with that.
Ryan tells Dorothy that she's made a lot of trouble for him at school. No-one believes that he won't get special treatment from Dorothy. Ryan says that "everyone" is against the single-sex classes plan. Dorothy says she doesn't think that's true, and Ryan will just have to ride out the teasing.
RYAN: If you don't leave, then I will.
Jim and Todd are watching TV. Beverly has called to summon him home, so he reluctantly heads off. Jim asks him if Ewan has been round to the flat a lot, but Todd is evasive, saying he doesn't want to get involved.
Melissa and Josh are getting on quite well. Melissa asks if things are OK between him and Cody and he says they are. Just then, Boof comes up looking for Todd. He seems rather very agitated and tells them to tell Todd that he's looking for him.
Todd is sulking at the table and is not pleased that Ewan is staying for dinner. Beverly gives him a tape player for his room and he doesn't seem very impressed.
TODD:(sulkily) How come he's staying for dinner?
BEVERLY: If you mean Ewan, because I asked him. We have a mountain of work to get through yet.
TODD: Well, how long will it take?
BEVERLY: A while. You don't mind, do you?
TODD: Would it matter if I did?
Todd starts ranting that the flat is meant to be his home too.
EWAN: Todd, I apologise for the intrusion. I didn't realise my presence here would be such a hassle for you.
Todd stomps off to his room.
Dorothy is making dinner for Ryan and explaining the research findings about single sex classes. He's coming round to the idea. Dorothy says that it's only for a while - once the girls have gained in confidence they can go back into mixed classes.
Ryan doesn't really want to leave Erinsborough High - he likes it. But Dorothy's presence is making things difficult for him with the other kids. Dorothy says she definitely won't show any favouritism, but Ryan says it's like having a disease(!) Dorothy thinks Ryan is strong enough to ride out the initial teasing.
Ewan goes out to buy some ice-cream.
TODD:(to Beverly) He seems to be settling in for the night.
Beverly is not amused and says that there's nowhere else that they can work in peace and it's just for one night.
TODD: Just for one night? Are you sure you don't want him to move in with us?
BEVERLY: Of course not, that's the furthest thing from my mind.
TODD: Oh really
BEVERLY: Oh, Todd, this attitude of yours has got to change, it's driving me crazy. Please. Try and understand. I haven't left Jim. The separation is so we can both re-evaluate how we feel about the relationship. it's giving us space to think. I'm sure we'll eventually get back together. And when we do, I promise you, things will be better than ever.
Helen is looking at the painting again - she absolutely loves it. She thinks it might be an Arthur Lancing painting. Helen tells Jim off for inviting Todd to dinner - he was just trying to score points with Beverly. Jim doesn't want to clear every move he makes with Beverly, but Helen says that Todd is Beverly's responsibility. She urges him to talk to Beverly and make some ground rules for their separation - for Todd's sake if nothing else.
Cody, Melissa and Josh introduce themselves to Dorothy. They tell her that they like the idea of single-sex classes. Dorothy is pleased and appreciates their forward-looking.
Todd has got up late. Beverly is making breakfast, telling Todd that she and Ewan were up until 3am working on their research. Todd is horrified when Ewan appears.
TODD: What's he doing here?!
BEVERLY: Ewan stayed the night, he slept on the couch.
TODD: Oh, sure.
EWAN: Yeah, I drew the short straw.
TODD:(coldly angry) Really. (to Beverly) First chance you get, you've got guys spending the night here!
TODD:(ignoring him) Well I don't care what you do or who you do it with, I'm just sick of all of this!
He grabs his schoolbag and storms out. Ewan tells Beverly not to worry(!)
Outside the Surgery
Todd sees Ewan's car parked outside. He picks up a stone and hesitates. At that moment, Boof comes up behind him and goads him on. Todd throws the stone and it smashes Ewan's driver-side window.