- Yashvi and Ben hide in the No 32 kitchen as Shane and Dipi get frisky on the sofa
- Hamish encourages Piper to tell T- Bone to his face that nothing will happen between them
- Hamish offers T- Bone 'some work' which involves Piper
- The crook arranges it so that Tyler sees Piper with a bunch of flowers given to her by T- Bone
- Piper tells Terese that she doesn't want Tyler to find out about the flowers
- Mishti and Leo kiss, and Mishti tells Dipi she wants to make things official between them
- Leo gets a hug from Courtney; Mark tells Leo that flirting is like breathing for Courtney
- Leo tells Paige that Paul needs to know the truth about Courtney
- Leo attempts to seduce Courtney in a bid to prove her infidelity - but Mishti sees everything
Leo chases Mishti out of the hotel.
LEO: It's not what you think it was!
MISHTI: Really?! So I didn't just see you try to put the moves on Courtney?!
Leo tries to explain, but Mishti has no interest - telling Leo to leave her alone, before walking off. Paul sees the end of their exchange, and asks Leo what's wrong. Leo says he can't really say, and shuns Paul's offer of coffee with him and Courtney, making an excuse. Leo begins to tell Paul what happened, to pre-empt what Courtney might say - but thinks better of it, and leaves.
Erinsborough High School
It's muck-up day as the Year 12s enjoy their last day at school, and the corridors are strewn with toilet paper and whooping extras. Ben asks Piper how Tyler is doing; Piper says she hasn't seen much of him, as things have been tense since the 'T-Bone encounter'. Piper is keen to clear the air. As Piper walks off, Yashvi turns up, and Ben asks her if she wants to come to Harold's with him later.
YASHVI: Does that mean we're friends again?
BEN: Only if it's your shout.
YASHVI: Dream on, loser!
BEN: You owe me! I'm still having nightmares from listening to your parents go at it on the couch!
YASHVI: Alright - you win. I'll buy lunch. As long as you never, ever mention my parents roleplaying Grease ever again!
BEN: Yeah, sure. The memories are even giving me chills. And they're multiplyin'!
Yashvi remarks how lucky Ben is to be leaving school today. Ben points out that he still has exams, which he can't wait to be over and done with so he can start working full-time at the garage. Yashvi opines that Ben should 'go out with a bang' with a prank for muck-up day. He laughs and walks off.
Shane and Dipi are mid-smooch when Ben and Yashvi arrive, so they immediately decide to go and sit outside instead! But Toadie turns up before they can leave and regales them with tales of his own muck-up day antics, further stoking Yashvi's appetite for mischief.
TOADIE: Muck-up day is the single best day in your whole schooling life!
SHANE: Oh, here we go.
TOADIE: It's the only time that the pranks are legit, and revenge against thirteen years of conformity and oppression is just so sweet!
YASHVI: (...) What did you do for your last day?
DIPI: Uh, Toad, we don't need to know that, do we?
YASHVI: Let the man speak! I'm sure it was legendary!
SHANE: That's being generous.
TOADIE: I'll have you know that people were talking about it years later.
SHANE: Yeah, for all the wrong reasons! Why don't we just leave it at that, huh?
But Yashvi perseveres, and Toadie launches into the story of Episode 2975, in which he stuffed the school's air vents with foam balls. Shane encourages Toadie to explain what happened to him as a result, but before he can, Yashvi declares that Ben has 'got to do something massive'. Ben replies that he's happy keeping things low-key.
YASHVI: Uncle Toadie, I wish I was at school when you were. I would've done better than Styrofoam balls.
Toadie high-fives her as Shane watches uncomfortably.
A scantily-clad Courtney tries to flog Aaron tickets to the Guy Fawkes Gala.
COURTNEY: You have to come! I reckon you'd look so hot as an old-school peasant.
AARON: Wow, okay - well, thank you. I think.
Courtney quickly sells him two tickets, declaring that she loves sales.
AARON: I don't think your outfit hurts there, Court.
COURTNEY: Yes. Lycra is my friend!
Piper comes in and finds Tyler at a table with Hamish. Eager to clear the air with Tyler, she suggests the two of them go for a meal this evening in between her studying. Tyler agrees, but his response is lukewarm. Piper heads off to the bar, and Aaron joins Tyler and Hamish, asking where Tyler has been lately. He explains he's been staying on the boat with Hamish. The atmosphere is awkward.
Dipi is cleaning tables when Leo arrives, looking for Mishti. Dipi hasn't seen her, and Leo explains that Mishti's upset with him - and that he wants to find her so he can explain a mistake he's made. Dipi recalls that when Mishti was upset in Sydney, she used to go and watch the rowers on the river.
Erinsborough High School
The schoolyard is awash with toilet paper, as Yashvi suggests to Ben that they should do something to Mr Baxter's car as a muck-up prank. She claims it would be a good 'release' for Ben before his exams; he retorts that he doesn't need a release.
BEN: I've already mucked up enough as it is. And trust me - it isn't worth the trouble that comes with it.
But Yashvi continues to moan about it, saying it should be for Year 11s.
YASHVI: That way you'd have the whole of Year 12 to be a hero.
Ben remarks that all he's bothered about doing is going home later to play the guitar, when he'll have the whole house to himself. This seems to spark an idea in Yashvi's mind...
In the garden, Yashvi creeps into Karl's greenhouse - where a crop of durian fruit awaits...
Sure enough, Mishti is on a bench by the river, watching the rowers glide past. Leo locates her, but she's not pleased to see him, telling him to stay away from her.
LEO: Please? Just one minute, and I'll leave you alone.
Mishti relents, and Leo explains that he was trying to bait Courtney to prove she was using Paul, thereby trying to protect him. He says that he was desperate, but that if Courtney had reciprocated he would have stopped it going any further.
LEO: The thought of just wrecking things between us, it's killing me!
Xanthe comes in. Tyler, who is still with Aaron and Hamish, goes to talk to her. Xanthe admits she's feeling a little left out as all her friends are at their last day of school. Tyler asks Xanthe if she's noticed Piper being distant lately, and asks if she's mentioned T-Bone to her at all. Xanthe says not, and says she has to rush off, as Courtney is waiting for her lunch.
Tyler rejoins Hamish and Aaron. Aaron asks whether everything's okay between Tyler and Piper. Tyler admits he doesn't know, after their fight about T-Bone, and mentions the flowers he saw Piper with. Aaron says it's not Piper's fault if T-Bone gave her them, and encourages Tyler to sort things out with her.
HAMISH: Well, she has to make an effort too. I mean, you're staying in Erinsborough to support her. The least she can do is make some time for you.
AARON: Well, look - to be fair, she does have a bit of study on.
HAMISH: Well, then give her some space. She obviously doesn't have time for you at the moment.
Aaron looks concerned.
Erinsborough High School
The school corridors have been infested with a noxious smell, and students are running around with their hands over their mouths - including Ben and Piper. Elly begins to evacuate the building. Ben identifies that the smell is coming from the air conditioning; Piper feels sick suddenly, and throws up in the nearest bin.
Jack appears with the culprits: durian fruits that have been placed inside all the vents! Elly is not amused, and asks Piper and Ben if they know anything about it. They both deny knowledge, but it's clear from Ben's face that he has his suspicions...
Leo and Mishti are still by the river. Mishti is giving him the silent treatment, so Leo decides to go. However...
MISHTI: Xander used to row. That's why I like watching them when I'm losing it. It's like, it grounds me. I feel safe. I know what happened with Courtney didn't mean anything.
LEO: Nothing happened.
MISHTI: It still threw me! I was ready to tell people about us. Go public.
LEO: What made you decide?
MISHTI: When Xander died, I told myself I was never going to be hurt again. Everything I did was to protect myself. I asked a friend on the job to do a background check on you.
Now it's Leo's turn to be annoyed.
MISHTI: I know it was extreme. But I had to be sure. When Xander died I thought I was never gonna come through that fog. And then I met you, and I had to be sure you wouldn't hurt me. I like you, Leo; that's why I did it. I am so sorry.
Erinsborough High School
Yashvi is laughing and joking with some extras, when Ben appears and drags her away. Yashvi immediately admits she was responsible for the durian prank, but Ben isn't amused, pointing out that she shut down the whole school.
YASHVI: Yep. It's gonna go down in history as one of the best pranks of all time!
BEN: Or one of the worst!
YASHVI: Same, same. I should call Uncle Toadie - he is going to be so stoked!
BEN: Vee, this is pretty serious.
YASHVI: It's muck-up day! Nothing's serious on muck-up day! (...) Dude, people expect this sort of thing. I was just giving people what they want! I am going to be the biggest hero for the whole of next year!
But Elly has overheard Yashvi's bragging.
ELLY: Will you, now? My office, right now.
Leo and Mishti are walking and talking. Mishti wonders if Leo hates her. He says not, and asks for her phone, adding that he doesn't care she had the background check done. Leo says he wants Mishti to know she can always trust him - and to this end, adds himself into an app on her phone so that she'll know exactly where he is at all times.
MISHTI: You don't have to do that.
LEO: It's too late. Already done.
MISHTI: That's probably the sweetest thing anyone's done for me in a long time. Although the thought of keeping tabs on you is a little bit creepy.
LEO: As long as you're my creep, I'm happy.
Tyler enters the back garden, where Piper is studying. He asks if there's anything she would like to tell him about T-Bone. She says not, but then he brings up the flowers.
PIPER: I threw them out -
TYLER: It doesn't matter. The point is, you weren't honest with me! (...) If you had nothing to hide, why did you keep it a secret?
PIPER: Because I didn't want to be having the argument that we're having right now! I'm sorry, okay? I'm sorry - I should've told you about the flowers. But can we just please not do this today? I've got way too much to study, and I feel like crap, and I just don't have the energy to fight.
TYLER: I get that study's important, but so are we!
PIPER: Yeah! And Tyler, we will sort it out, but not on my last day.
TYLER: Fine. Forget about it.
Tyler leaves, and Piper is tearful.
Ben arrives to see Toadie, keen to learn how his story about the muck-up day prank ended.
TOADIE: The polystyrene balls caught on fire. Susan and Karl were incredibly upset with me, and I was so ashamed that I ran away.
BEN: I know how that feels.
Toadie encourages Ben not to think of doing anything similar.
TOADIE: Cos elaborate pranks have a way of backfiring. Just keep it simple. Nothing wrong with a fart machine.
Leo and Mishti are heading upstairs, 'admiring' the picture of Courtney that adorns the inside wall of the elevator.
MISHTI: I'd probably do the same if I had my own elevator.
Leo is worried that Courtney will have told Paul what he did this morning - but when they get into the penthouse, everything seems fine with Paul and Courtney. Leo and Mishti announce that they're now a couple, and Paul and Courtney both seem genuinely pleased for them. Paul decides to open some champagne, and Mishti goes with him.
While they're gone, Courtney confirms that she hasn't told Paul about Leo trying it on with her earlier, as she doesn't want to hurt Paul
COURTNEY: But while we're talking about our relationship, there will be no more questions. Are we clear?
Paul and Mishti come back in, and Paul asks what Leo was trying to tell him about Courtney earlier. Courtney covers for Leo, saying she was just trying to get him to sell tickets for the gala with her. They look awkward, as Paul prepares for them to make a toast.
Aaron, Tyler and Hamish are playing pool. Tyler is going on about the flowers that T-Bone gave to Piper, and Hamish seems to be encouraging his anger, saying that Piper has deceived Tyler.
AARON: Deceived? That's a bit of a stretch.
Besides, he explains, Piper's having a hard time of it - and he explains that she got sick at school today after the durian prank. Aaron encourages Tyler to go and check on Piper, as she needs him right now. But Hamish makes the opposite argument.
HAMISH: You've just had a fight; the girl's crook. Let her be for a while.
TYLER: Well, if she wants to talk to me, then she can call me.
HAMISH: I think you're doing the right thing.
Erinsborough High School
Elly has Yashvi in her office, and tells her that what she did was not remotely funny.
ELLY: Is that it?
YASHVI: Well, no harm was done. And it's a Rebecchi tradition. Uncle Toadie always -
ELLY: I don't care what Toadie did. I had to evacuate the entire school. I had to cancel the Year 12 final assembly.
YASHVI: Well, you can still -
ELLY: Stop talking! Okay, students went home sick. Not to mention that those air vents out there will cost a fortune to fix. So don't tell me that there was no harm done, because there was plenty. You'll probably also be charged for breaking and entering into Mrs Kennedy's back yard.
YASHVI: It was only a prank. I thought we would laugh about it.
ELLY: You're so lucky I haven't informed the police about this yet. But don't for a second think that's not an option.
YASHVI: I'm sorry - I really am. It was just a joke.
ELLY: Your behaviour is completely unacceptable. And the school has to set an example.
YASHVI: Okay, I'll do anything. I'll help with the clean-up, and I'll -
ELLY: It's too late for that. You've given me no choice but to discuss with Mrs Kennedy whether or not you'll do Year 12 at another school.
ELLY: Yeah, I know you think this is all fun and games. But make no mistake - there is a very good chance you'll be expelled.
Must-See Week of Neighbours
- Aaron is starting to become suspicious of Hamish, and recalls Louise collecting the French letters
- Aaron finds a picture of an unfamiliar woman in a suitcase in front of a door in Paris
- Aaron asks Hamish if he knows where's good to stay in Paris; Hamish claims not to know the place
- Aaron wishes he knew what to do
- Aaron visits Paris and knocks on the door from the photo