- Ned trying to convince Elle he can read
- Karl tells Susan they can't be friends anymore
- Roo threatens Stingray and Dylan
Stingray and Dylan are on kitchen duty. Stingray is hyper but Dylan tells him to calm down. Roo comes in which makes Stingray even jumpier. Roo walks up to the boys and goes 'boo' at Stingray. Stinger jumps and Roo walks off laughing.
Sky has the Chrissie decorations out, but Harold warns her not to go to too much trouble.
SKY: Grandad, it's Carly's birthday! Christmas! The season of excessive gaudiness!
Harold says firmly that this isn't the year for all that fuss, and leaves to take some cookies to the store.
Susan warns Harold that whatever he hears about the hen's party, it was aaaallll Janelle, and she goes to leave just as Karl comes in. He walks past her at first, but then asks about how she shaped up after the hen's do. She tells him it's nothing a good sleep and a few apologies won't fix. He asks how Alex is, but she reminds him he is limiting his involvement in her life, and leaves.
Toadie tells Stu how Connor has changed, and Stu tells him that he is going back to visit Sindi for another week. Toad is all 'but dude, you just got back!?' but Stu simply says 'it's Carly's birthdayChristmas'. Ned comes in and asks how his 'holiday' was, and Stu says Sindi's fine, while Toadie looks on kinda puzzled.
Sky has put up the Christmas decorations, but doesn't get the reception she was after from Harry...he tells her to take them down - this is a house in mourning. Sky says it's what DecoratingDave™ would have wanted, but Harold just tells her to turn the lights off before she goes to bed.
Stu gets off the phone to his Mum as Elle comes in and Toadie cracks some Elle jokes. She wanted to talk to them about Ned's 'problem' but the just laugh it off. Elle tells them they are in denial. Stu says Ned can read, he just isn't 'into it' - he's more of a 'hands man'. Elle tells them he has to get ahead in his reading - it makes him seem dumb when he's not!
NED: How dumb exactly?
Couldn't have seen that one coming
Susan has come to visit Stingray. He's all fidgety as he greets her - 'hey Susie-Cruisey, what's the news?' Susan is worried about how on edge he is, but Stingray waves it off, saying they have to be. Susan asks if they have been threatened. Stingray says it's all good, Susie Cruisey - he and Dyl will be running B block in no time!
Dylan comes in to find Roo. With their noses about .0000000001 of a millimetre apart, Dylan tells Roo he knows he has it in for him, but to leave Stingray out of it. Worst thing Dylan could have said. Roo comments that if he wants to get a Dylan, now, all he has to do is menace Stingray! Dylan threatens him, but Roo thinks it's laughable, splashing dirty mop water all over his feet.
Janae and Boyd wake up on the beach, but relaxation turns to disgust for Janae when she spots Mike and a girl called Karen from Colac. She was 'the biggest moll in Colac' and made Janae's life hell. Meanwhile, Karen from Colac is telling Mike how Janae was the biggest moll in Colac, and Mike tells her nothing's changed - her brother's are in jail, and rumour has it she was 'seeing' the school counsellor!
Karen comes over and starts taunting Janae. After she walks off, Boyd wants to go after her, but Janae stops him.
Sky's car won't start, and Elle offers to have a look, stating her brothers have taught her a thing or two. Sky says she'll just catch the bus, but Elle insists she is not her father. Sky doesn't know whether they can be friends after what Sky sees as being Paul's fault - the death of her family. Elle says they need as many friends as they can get at this time; everyone is going through a rough patch. Sky apologises and says she doesn't hate her. The car still won't start so the girls start chatting about Ned, then Dylan. Sky says she hasn't visited him yet...she really doesn't know what she is feeling.
Toadie asks how Connor is, and Harold says he is doing well, and apologises for them lashing out the other night. Susan comes in looking for Karl, and tells him how Stingray isn't coping - he's hyper and jittery. She asks Karl if there is anything he can do, and he says there is...
Stingray comes in with a trolley, and is immediately surrounded by Roo and his cronies. Dyl saves the day, however, when he appears at the door, with the message that Stingray is needed in the infirmary ASAP.
Elle and Sky are back inside - turns out Elle doesn't really know about cars, she was just trying to win Sky over. Sky thinks her car troubles are a sign to stay away from Dylan. Elle offers her a lift, and Sky makes her promise not to let her chicken out when they get there. Sky tells Elle that she is hoping when she sees Dyl, she'll know how she feels about their relationship.
Stingray tells Dylan Karl wanted to medicate him, but he told them to shove it. They arrive back at their cell to find it trashed. Dylan tells Stingray roo means war, and he has a plan - Stingray needs to spend a few days in hospital so Dyl can get some people onside. He instructs him on how to fake appendicitis, but when Stingray won't go along with it, Dylan punches him in the gut and calls for help while he is doubled over.
Boyd and Janae, and Mike and Karen from Colac are playing cricket with some random beach-going extras. Janae bowls Mike out, then Karen from Colac, but Karen from Colac starts slagging her off. Janae bites back and a catfight starts, but their respective partners pull them apart, and Mike and Karen from Colac leave.
Sky turns up to visit Dylan, and he's impressed that she has come. She explains why she hasn't come - she's been scared and angry at him - but she's decided she is going to wait no matter how long it takes.
Stu is talking to Ned about his reading - he never liked school, he was more interested in the farm. Ned says he can't be a farmer his whole life, and Stu says he likes the musicals, why doesn't he go straight to Hollywood...excuse me, Broadway? Stu tells him he's an 'alright singer' - he's heard him in the shower! Ned is secretly pleased that Stu thinks he has a good voice.
Sky says the second she saw Dylan she knew she would wait, even though she wasn't sure for a couple of weeks. She says she is going to get Steph to fix her car, and she'll visit every week. Dylan tells her that's not the way it is going to be - she has her life outside, and he has his inside. He doesn't want her to come anymore. It's over between them.