Frankie throws a party for Newt’s 15th birthday. Russ and Nancy get distracted from studying. Steph fails to impress Tom.
It’s Newt’s 15th birthday and we see him filming a video diary. He says Hollyoaks is like the Stepford Wives – middleclass beautiful people on the outside but inside they’re a “mound of festering maggots”, like a movie which starts off with singing and dancing and ends up with a body count.
His loud music annoys Darren but Frankie doesn’t want any more arguments. Frankie and Jack discuss what an emo means, then Newt’s birthday – Frankie decides to throw a surprise party down at MOBS.
Frankie spots Newt’s camera and tells him she used to be in the film business.
Frankie and Jack give Newt some roller blades. Newt keeps filming everyone.
When Frankie gives Newt a cake shaped like a football pitch, he snaps and says they just alienate him. He says the place is a nightmare in a time warp, calls Darren a moron, Steph naive and rants at Frankie about Craig not being there any more.
Ste and Amy
Amy’s unhappy with the emergency accommodation when she spots a mouse. Ste just says she’s spoilt.
Michaela tries to get Amy to come home again but she won’t and thinks Ste is up to something. Ste just thinks she’s jealous and tells her to find a new friend.
Russ and Nancy
Russ and Nancy sit down to work on their assignments together but they get distracted talking about their love lives, then start drinking wine.
Max, Steph and Tom
Steph tries to get in Tom’s good books by inviting his friends over to the party at MOBS and dresses as a clown but she invites a kid he can’t stand. When she pops his balloon, Tom says he hates Steph.
UK air date: Thursday 25 October 2007