Lana and Sky walk out of the party. Boyd catches up with them and praises Lana for standing up for herself as the three of them leave. Travis turns up looking for Boyd
Steph looks down and asks what's up with Steph. She's a bit down as she burnt the butterscotch sauce. Summer tries to make her feel better by saying she doesn't like the sauce anyway. Max comes in with the ice cream:
MAX: Who's up for a double scoop?
STEPH: Just one for me.
She shuffles out to get the bowls. Max asks what the smell is. "What smell?" Summer asks.
Boyd asks not-so-tacfully if Lana's been into boys. She says she didn't, although she tried.
BOYD: So, what is it with girls?
LANA: What is it with girls for you?
BOYD: Where do I start?
LANA: Well it's the same for me, only not as socially accepted.
Boyd tries to get more info on the girl-on-girl scenario, but Sky stops him. Lana thanks Boyd for him support.
Susan can't believe how Lyn is keeping on top of everything while JOe is away and says she looks like she needs a break. She offers to go with Lyn to the hearing tomorrow and realises that Lyn isn't fine. Lyn, breaking down, confesses that it's not Jack. It's Joe.
Joe's fine. Joe never changes.
Lyn's changed. All the time she was in Bendigo she wanted to come home. At first Susan thinks she was just homesick until Lyn confesses she wanted to be away from Joe.
LYN: It's like... It's like I don't know who I am anymore. Except, I'm not Joe's wife.
Boyd's in his shorts. Just his shorts. Wahey! Sky comes round and talks about fear and ignorance. Boyd doesn't look too impressed. He tells Sky that she's outed herself - people are going to see her supporting Lana and think they're a couple. Sky doesn't mind, but Boyd does. She rounds on him, calling him a homophobe if he can't accept that.
Boyd tells her that she's turned Lana into a social experiment to prove just how cool she really is. He asks where he fits in, and Sky leaves.
Susan and Lyn break open the wine as Susan encourages Lyn to tell the kids the truth. Lyn feels like she's abandoning Joe, but Susan tells her that life is complicated. Lyn doesn't want to involve the others in this, but Susan points out that she bottles everything up until she explodes.
Lyn wonders if just talks to Joe then maybe...
Susan points out that they would want to support her, but with everything Steph and Jack are going through, Lyn can't do it.
Sky's going to school, Boyd's doing weights. For a moment it looks like Sky wants to say something, but then Libby catches up with Sky.
SKY: I thought you went to school with your mum.
LIBBY: I think we see enough of each other. Besides, I think she knows how to get there by now.
She tells Sky that the paper got some great feedback on the cartoon so they want more. Sky's even got fan mail. Libby remembers that Karl framed her first byline.
Changing the topic, Sky tells Libby that she needs to talk to Susan about something. To do with Lana.
Lyn and Jack come in and order coffees. Jack looks uncomfortable and it's not just because he's in a suit.
LYN: The magistrate is going to take one look at you, see how well dressed you are... how good looking you are...
Jack asks about the meeting she has with the accountant that afternoon and wonders what it's about.
Stingray's talling a very animated story, complete with voices and actions. Lana and Sky walk down the corridor to... no reaction whatsoever. As Susan and Libby round the corner they talk about it being a good thing for Lana. Libby asks if they should tell the staff, but Susan doesn't want to. They pass Lana without saying anything more than "morning".
Lana finds a note in her locker and hands it to Sky.
I wasn't going to go to the party last night but I'm glad that I did. You have given me the strength to be myself, thank you for showing me how.
Lana can't believe how easy this is. They head off, but Sky drags her in the other direction when she sees Boyd coming.
Stingray asks Boyd where he was last night as it was "full on". Boyd thinks he's talking about Lana but Stingray tells him that Travis came looking for him. The message is, "Next time I see you, you're dead".
Libby and Susan are shocked but impressed by the mature attitude of the kids.
Sky tells Lana that Enigma and Freak Girl are being published. Boyd's thrilled too, but the wind is taken out of his sails when he finds out it's a gay magazine. They joke about who will play who in the movie. Boyd fancies himself as Brad Pitt, but the girls think Macaulay Culkin. Boyd retaliates saying Hilary Duff could play Sky, but they prefer Maggie Gyllanhall(sp?).
Jack's lost his licence for a year and been fined $1200 plus expenses. Lyn tells him not to worry about the money and that a year will fly by. He's reluctant to do the councelling but Lyn tells him it'll help him stay clean.
Jack wonders how Lyn stays so positive.
Nothing's happened. All day. When Sky leaves Lana a group of girls corner her and brandishing a pair of scissors state that "lezzos have short hair. Don't you want to fit in?"
Steph's wound up about something. Summer asks for lunch money so Max goes to get something. She asks if Steph's got PMT but she confides in Summer that a side effect of the treatment is mood swings, reassuring her that natural PMT mood swings aren't that bad. Summer promises to keep it between the two of them.
STEPH: You are the best daughter I could ever have.
The door's been locked and Sky, worried, called Susan and Libby. Terrified, Lana sticks by the story of "the door got stuck" to prevent reprisal. Sky can't believe this...
...and Lana's day gets better and better as Susan gives a talk on tolerance and bullying. She encourages the kids to report anything, and to treat each other with respect.
Outside, Boyd and Stingray look on.
Steph's in tears. Floods. Again. Because of a TV ad. With ducklings. To save Steph Summer changes the channel to cricket as Max comes in. He asks what's wrong.
STEPH: Gilchrist was bowled out... for a duck.
Summer turns on the sympathy tears to help cover and the pair of them descend into giggles after Max leaves.
Boyd's putting up posters. Stingray's nervous so Boyd tells him he can leave. Stingray says he'll stick around, but if Travis shows they run.
Lyn comes round, and Steph apologises for Max. Lyn realises that Steph's been crying but she blames it on onions.
Sitting Steph and Jack down, she tells them that the business is finished. It can't cover its debts so dissolving it is the only option.
Jack blames himself, but all Lyn's concerned about is that he's OK. Steph says that maybe it's a good thing as it frees Lyn up to go to Bendigo. Lyn confesses that she doesn't want to be there. Steph asks about Joe...
LYN: I don't know how I feel about your Dad anymore... I'm not sure if I love him anymore.
Jack and Steph look like they've been hit.
Boyd's done. In more ways than one. Travis has just arrived. Boyd stands up to Travis, telling him that the job was up for anyone and he couldn't do a thing about it. Travis advances on Boyd, so he gets in the first strike, punching him in the stomach. As he gets up, he tells Stingray and Boyd to start running...