- Zeke frantically arranging his pens
- Harry sending a message to Ask Dr Karl
- Sunny freaking out about dancing at the Deb.
- Sunny launching a petition against the Deb. Ball
- Sunny admitting she can't dance and Donna declaring their friendship over.
Sunny begs Kate to teach her how to dance as Donna said actions speak louder than words. Kate is reluctant but eventually caves and says she will as long as it is top secret.
Sunny finds Libby unpacking shopping in the kitchen and panics because Kate is coming over. She spins Lib a line about the two having a study session and Libby agrees to leave them in peace. She spots the dance shoes that Kate has brought with her and Kate explains she's lending them to Sunny for the Deb. They used to be her mum's, she was a really good dancer. Zeke comes home to pick something up and clocks the shoes and tells Sunny that she could hurt herself wearing them - she always wears flats.
SUNNY: Maybe it's time I tried something different.
ZEKE: I don't think you should wear them.
SUNNY: I'll be ok.
ZEKE: No, I think they're dangerous. I just don't want to see you get hurt that's all.
All the girls look at him in a "woah, bro" kind of way. Gals have been wearing heels for hundreds of years. Libby tells him to chill out and that all girls have a few trips when they first start wearing heels, but Sunny will be ok. (Incidently, if they're proper dance shoes the heal should be about 2 inches which is the optimum height for a heal.) Kate tells him how she nearly was killed by a tram wearing heels, but it was fine. Yeah, way to calm him down Kate! Zeke storms out and the girls are a bit concerned at how uptight he was. Libby leaves the girls to it and Kate asks if Sunny is ready to bust some moves.
SUNNY: Is that another way of saying dancing?
A few minutes later and there's some groovy sort of Soul Lounge music in the background, Sunny has the shoes on and Kate has hers off. She explains that dancing is about feeling rather than thinking. Listen to the music and it will tell you what to do (they really should be listening to cheesy pop if they want instructions...). They start off with a sway and introduce a clap which Sunny is completely useless at so they lose that particular stellar move. They try stepping in time to the beat which also proves challenging for poor Sunny. She decides she needs a band aid for her foot so goes off to find one leaving Kate to go all Save the Last Dance on us.
Sunny sees Kate cutting loose and wants to know why she never said she could really dance. Kate explains her mum made her take lessons, but it's no big deal. They need to get on with the lessons and Kate is going to film Sunny so she can see where she's going wrong and improve. Where's the mirror that mysteriously appears in the lounge of number 28 when you need it eh?
Donna is waiting for Kate and is a bit miffed when she sees Kate coming out of number 28. Kate confesses that she was helping Sunny learn to dance and shows her the video as Donna can't believe she's that bad.
Harry takes a coffee over to Karl and says he just read his column. Karl asks if he liked it and Harry says no, he didn't think one of the responses was sufficient. The guy who was writing was clearly worried about his friend but all he could say was that he might have an anxiety disorder and should see a doctor.
HARRY: What if the guy with a problem can't even admit he has one? What's the friend supposed to do then?
KARL: Do you know this person, Harry?
HARRY: Oh no. I just think you should answer the questions properly.
KARL: Because if you did know a person with a problem like that, or had that problem yourself you should talk to someone about it.
Harry decides he should get back to work (Is he even paid for working at the Store?) leaving Karl deep in thought.
Lost Boy is on the air and Karl drops in to see him. He picks up a pen and plays around with it as Zeke asks why he's there and wants to know if it has anything to do with the shoes. Shoes? Karl doesn't know anything about that as he deliberately puts the pen down in a different place to where he picked it up. Zeke sees this and you can tell he's on edge.
ZEKE: What are you staring at?
KARL: I just want to see what your next move is....with the whole radio station thing.
Zeke is suspicious. Mel comes in and recognises Karl from the newspaper. (Well you would, the family have had plenty of media coverage over the last year!) As they talk Zeke rearranges his pens. She asks how they know each other.
KARL: Zeke is my stepson.
MEL: Really? Wow, that must make you one of the most well-adjusted kids around!
Mel leaves and Karl starts routing through Zeke's perfectly aligned CDs, throwing them to one side haphazardly when he's looked at them. Zeke watches, irritated and suspicious at the same time.
After the break Mel thinks it would be a great idea to do a special guest slot with Dr Karl. Zeke thinks it's a terrible idea, nobody will call. Mel ignores him and announces across the waves that Lost Boy will be back on air with Dr Karl shortly.
Harold's Store / Pirate Net
Harry happens to have been listening to Pirate Net whilst washing dishes and an idea comes to him.
Zeke sits on edge waiting for someone to call and Karl asks if he's ok. He sees a red light flashing and asks if that means there's someone on the line. Zeke says he'll put them through and then leave Karl to it. Zeke leaves the studio and Karl speaks to the caller.
Harry has covered the telephone with a tea towel to rather unsuccessfully mask his voice.
HARRY: Dr Karl?
KARL: Yes, yes, I'm listening.
HARRY: You answered a question of mine the other day in the paper and I don't think you gave a good enough answer.
KARL: All right, and what question would that be?
HARRY: The one about my friend acting a bit weird.
Karl looks out of the studio and sees Zeke pacing up and down looking agitated.
HARRY: I just think it's weird that no-one else has seen it. I mean, I don't know him that well, but how come his family hasn't picked it up or his girlfriend?
KARL: Ok, just for the record, what should his family be noticing?
HARRY: Well he's really worried about safety and he keeps on checking locks and switches over and over again. And he freaks out if you touch his things like his pens. He lays them out on the desk, black, blue, red. I mean, am I the only one who is picking up on this? Maybe I'm making it up.
KARL:(Finding the pens) Yeah, or maybe not. You know, sometimes it takes an outsider to see what's really going on.
HARRY : Yeah I just think his family should know. I just feel weird about telling them.
KARL: That's ok, I understand your dilemma, but it is important that his family knows. You know just by contacting the paper and ringing this radio station I think you may have let them know.
As Lost Boy goes off air Karl watches Zeke double checking everything has been switched off. Karl suggests they walk home together but Zeke thinks they've spent enough quality time together today. Karl comments that Zeke was pretty tense in the studio and Zeke snaps back that he was in his space. Karl asks what is with the obsessive checking and rechecking.
ZEKE: Well I like my things in order. You know that!
Karl agrees but says this has been going for a while. Zeke tells him the show is over and walks away.
Karl catches up with Harry in the street and thanks him. Harry says he doesn't know what he's talking about and smiles. He makes his way home and finds Kate throwing a box of stuff in the bin. It is full of her dancing trophies. He doesn't know why she'd throw it all out when she was so good. He thinks that she should maybe take it up again. She chucks it in the bin pronouncing dancing to be stupid and goes off to the store. Harry opens the bin and takes the box of stuff out again and goes inside.
Zeke anxiously watches Sunny tottering around, trying to balance on the heels of the dance shoes. He flips out and says that she is going to break and ankle so she can not wear the shoes. She says she'll be fine, she'll get used to them and leaves Zeke to straighten his CDs. The camera focuses in and out on Zeke like some psycho thriller thing heightening Zeke's anxiety.
It's time for more cool urban beats and another Save the Last Dance routine from Kate. Donna arrives closely followed by Sunny who, seeing Donna, tries to leave. Donna stops her and says that she knows that Kate was teaching her to dance and that Sunny was doing it for her. She shows Sunny the video of her dancing.
DONNA: You dag! I'm still grumpy at what you said but when I saw this I got it. Seriously I'm surprised all you did was start a petition.
They all laugh and Donna gives her friend a hug telling her that she can't go through life dancing like that and that she and Kate will help her. Sunny says she really wants to learn and she wants to prove to Zeke she can dance in the dance shoes. She tells Donna that Kate is an awesome dancer, but Kate shrugs it off again, saying they have enough to think about with the emergency intervention. Donna agrees that they do have a crisis and she and Sunny have a play slapping fight.
Kate chooses another groovalicious track and puts Sunny and Donna through their paces again with a routine. Seriously, who actually dances dance routines that aren't the Macarena and YMCA? While spinning, Sunny falls over twisting her ankle. Donna says she'll call Karl to come and pick them up but Kate panics and says that nobody can know they're dancing.
Karl applies a cold compress to Sunny's ankle and she explains that she was learning to walk in heels and everyone knows how much of a clutz she is. Karl smiles but Zeke is standing watching stony faced. He rants that he knew they were dangerous and that had she tripped over in the road she could have killed herself. Karl, Sunny and Kate look at Zeke, dumbstruck.
ZEKE: How long until it heals?
KARL: Well it's still weak from the last fall so it could take a while.
He reckons it'll be ok in time for the Deb. The girls are relieved but again, Zeke can't believe that all they're worried about is the Deb.
SUNNY: Er, yeah. And I'll be wearing Kate's shoes.
ZEKE: No, you won't.
SUNNY: Yeah, I will and I'll be dancing in them.
Karl watches Zeke, concerned by his outburst.
It's early in the morning and Zeke is taking a trip to the bins only to be caught by Karl out walking Audrey and Harvey. Since he's bringing rubbish from Number 28, Karl asks to see it. Zeke tries to stop him, but Karl already knows what it is. He opens the bin and takes the dancing shoes out. Zeke looks suitably abashed.
Sunny is strapping her ankle up when Karl brings Zeke and the shoes back into the house.
SUNNY: Why have you got my shoes?
KARL: You'd better ask Zeke that.
Zeke admits he threw them in the bin because she was determined to wear them and they're dangerous. Sunny can't believe it, they aren't even hers! She tells him that they're Kate's mother's. Zeke shouts that he can't watch her hurting herself over and over. Sunny knows she's clumsy, but she's not that bad!
ZEKE: Well the world is a dangerous place, Sunny, OK, you have no idea! (Karl tries to calm him) No it is! Anything could happen to any of you at any time and no matter how hard I try I can' t be there to protect you.
Zeke bursts into the store, still wound up from his explosive moment at home. He realises the store isn't open yet, but Harry says it's fine and lets him get some water. He strides over to the fridge but drops the bottle he takes out and shouts in rage.
HARRY: Don't worry about it. I do it all the time. My mum used to say I was all thumbs...which would look pretty gross.
Zeke asks if it was Harry who called the station. Harry confesses it was and comments that he seems to have been stressed out for a while. Zeke says that now everyone knows, but Harry thinks that's not necessarily a bad thing. Zeke tells him that Declan was right, he is a headcase, but Harry doesn't think so. He says he used to be normal, but he's not in control. When did you used to be normal Zeke? You've always been ... unique...
ZEKE: I'm not even in control of myself.
HARRY: Since when?
ZEKE : Since the rafting accident....
Karl speaks to Susan on the phone, telling her about Zeke and his outburst and how he hasn't been seen since. Just then, Zeke walks in and Karl hangs up. He admits that he's struggling and he's getting worse. Karl tells him that admitting it is half the battle and says he'll call Dr Levi. Zeke says he's away and he's seen enough shrinks to know where it's all coming from. He wants to go back to the river, that's where it all started and that's where he needs to go to get better.