Episode title: Episode 4361
Australian airdate: 3/11/03
UK airdate: 8/1/04
Writer: Chris Hollow
Director: Jovita O'Shaughnessy
Trixie Tucker: Wendy Stapleton
Jason Kimberley: Anthony Sharpe
Detective Richards: Lee Thatcher
" by Shakaya
Summary/Images by: Actual/Mona
Liljana & David dragging Serena away from Erinsborough High... and Taj - Lou offering Trixie & Nina his house
Connor and Lou are helping Nina and Trixie unpack. Serena and Sky see Taj moving into the Kennedy's, and Serena pulls Sky over with her to talk to him. Serena tries to invite herself into the K's but Taj says he's going out to a club called 'Out'. She says that would be fun to go to and Taj says, "Well if it's still running in three years, I might take you!"
Jack jogs into the street and sees Nina , then sees Izzy getting the paper. He gives Izzy a big wave but she glares at him and goes back inside. Jack goes to talk to Nina and they get along initially with Nina saying she's sorry to hear about Steph and she'd like to visit her. But then Jack makes some crack about Connor playing his cards right, and walks off.
Harold's aka Bishop's Bungalow:
Serena pesters Sky for info about Taj, and then says they should go to that club tonight to see him. Sky hates the idea and reminds Serena they're grounded anyway. Serena teases her and says she thought she was supposed to be the rebellious one.
The Tucker Twins Lair - The artist formally known as Lou's house:
Trixie and Lou say they enjoyed their picnic the other night and Trixie says she'll cook Lou a big meal for the two of them when she's settled in. Connor's still bringing things in. Trixie smiles, "Thanks for helping us, Colin." She tries to find out if there's anything going on between him and Nina but he says he's only a friend. They get to talking about "Jack the lad" and Trixie won't let up till Colin Connor tells her all about him.
Taj says he's got something for the K's. "Is it a new scrabble board? We lost some pieces last night!" jokes Karl. Taj gives Susan chocolates and Karl a bottle of wine. He feels awkward when he realises that Karl doesn't drink anymore, but they say it's fine. Susan says they can have it with dinner and Karl tries to get her to leave it. They play argue in their Karl&Susan way, and Taj looks on with a bewildered smile.
Serena is still trying to convince Sky about going to the club, but Sky still thinks it's a dumb idea. Serena says it's the perfect time because her parents will be out for tea and it's Harold's Salvation Army night. She says she'll just go by herself if Sky won't come.
Harold is telling Izzy that he really appreciates all that she does around the shop, and he couldn't ask for a better partner. Izzy looks pleased and thanks Harry. Jack comes to talk to her and she drags him away from where Harold is standing. He tells her about his friends beach house and how they should go up the coast for a few days to "get to know each other even better." Izzy says no, and Jack wants to know why she's messing with his head, running hot and cold. She re-instates that their relationship is free of any emotion but he seems to be forgetting that. She walks off when she realises that Harold is looking at them curiously.
The TT Lair:
Harold brings over a casserole, "An old-fashioned welcome to the neighbourhood gesture." Trixie hopes that he and Lou don't think she's taking advantage of their generosity, but Harold says as far as Lou's concerned, Trixie can't put a foot wrong. "Just between you, me and the lamp post, he thinks you are a very special lady."
The K's and Taj have just finished dinner. Susan offers Taj more wine but Karl says they don't have to finish it all tonight, and gets up to put it away. Karl says he'll go and get ready for Trixie's gig and go and strum a few chords on the guitar in case she wants to "jam" with him. Susan chats to Taj and is pleased that he's settling in okay.
Connor tests out the microphone volume by doing one of those beat box things. Jack asks if Connor's calling himself Nina's lapdog these days. Trixie walks in and says that she and Jack haven't been introduced. She says to him, "Don't think I don't know what went on... cheat." Connor laughs. Lou takes Trixie to see the dressing room leaving Jack looking miffed.
Trixie thanks him for setting the room up for her. He says if there's anything else he can do, just ask. She gets a sly look on her face and sits on the dressing table, putting her leg out in front of her. "A little calf massage out of the question?" She says it's a pre-show warm up. Lou happily obliges.
The Tucker Twins have just finished their show and people are gushing over Trixie, including Karl and Susan (Nina isn't shown on camera). Trixie gets up to the mike and makes an announcement to the Pub patrons, thanking Lou for all his hard work. She gives him a kiss on the cheek. Over at the bar, Jack sees Izzy chatting to some guy and he sulks.
Club - 'Out':
Serena walks in and is surprised when Sky comes up behind her. She didn't want to let Serena go on her own. Serena spots Taj and gets excited. Some guy is checking them out in the background. Serena decides they should go on a bathroom run so they can walk past Taj. Taj sees them as they walk by, and in surprise asks them what they're doing there. Serena says they were just checking the place out and might catch him later. Taj looks amused.
In the nightclub, a man walks up to Sky and Serena and offers them drinks. Sky tells him no thanks. The man asks Sky if she would hold it against him if he told her she had a beautiful body. Sky tells him to get lost. "The name's Jason." he tells her. "Well Jason, our boyfriends will be back any second." Sky says. Jason doesn't look like he believes her and asks, "What boyfriends?" Sky tells him they are outside parking their Harleys. Jason looks a bit worried and leaves. "Who was that freak of nature?" Sky says. "Creepy." Serena adds. Sky tells Serena if she wants to speak to Taj it's best to do it straight away. Another man comes up to them and asks, "Do you girls come here often?" Thinking it's another sleaze, Sky tells him to back off and that she and Serena are sick of freak shows like him. The man pulls out a police badge and suggests that they show him some ID. They look at him for a couple of seconds, then run back out of the nightclub into the street.
"Let's go." says Sky. Serena doesn't want to go and suggests that they wait five minutes and try again because she hasn't spoken to Taj properly. Sky tells her that there is no way they will be able to get back in there now. Serena says they can just wait until Taj comes out, which he is bound to do eventually. Sky tells her that the night is over and she wouldn't want to look desperate. Serena says she wants to be there when Taj comes out. Sky tells Serena that the night is over and they should just go. "You can go. No one's asking you too stay." Serena tells her. "Ok. Fine. Whatever. I'm getting out of here." Sky replies. "Good." Serena says. Sky starts walking away. Then Justin starts following Sky, but Serena doesn't notice.
As Sky walks along, Justin slowly drives up beside her in his car. "We meet again." he says. Sky looks a bit nervous, but ignores him. Justin says a girl like her shouldn't be out by herself at night and asks her if she wants a ride home. Sky tells him she's fine. "I never did catch your name." he says. "Get lost!" Sky tells him. After that Justin drives away, and Sky continues walking.
Back at the nightclub, Serena is still waiting for Taj. He comes out and she pretends she's trying to get a taxi. He walks up and tells her he saw what happened to her and Sky inside. Serena laughs at how they were busted. Taj asks her where Sky has gone. Serena tells him that she walked home early. Taj offers her a lift home, which she readily accepts.
Taj and Serena walk up to the front door of the Kennedy's. Serena suggests that they go in to have a coffee. Taj says he doesn't drink coffee at that time of the night. "It doesn't have to be coffee." Serena says. Taj tells her he really can't because he's got a lot of study to do. Before she leaves, Serena asks Taj if he's going to tell anyone about her sneaking out. Taj tells her he won't. Serena smiles and goes home.
Inside, Karl is drinking some wine. Taj comes in and Karl quickly hides the glass he was drinking from. Karl tells Taj that he scared him. Taj apologizes, but Karl tells him that it's fine. Then he quickly makes up a story about not being able to sleep because he had a headache, so he was getting an aspirin. Taj tells Karl he'll leave him to it and goes to his room. Karl looks worried about nearly being caught drinking.
Sky continues to walk home. Justin drives up next to her and asks her to get in the car so he can give her a ride home. Sky doesn't want to and keeps walking. Justin suggests that he will walk with her. Sky starts to panic and drops her mobile phone. She yells, "No!" and starts running away. Justin tells her to wait, but she keeps going. She hides behind a recycling bin and waits until he drives away.