Will's Birthday

Jay steals a flyer for a "sexy" party being held by Louise Graham from her bag and the boys decide to go. However, the party clashes with Will's sophisticated birthday dinner and he eventually persuades his friends that his event is more important. The boys all attempt to get a date for Will's dinner, but everyone seems to be going to Louise's party, including Will's love interest, Charlotte. Simon is having to look after a French exchange student named Patrice (played by Vladimir Consigny) and brings him along to Will's house. Will's birthday comes and his present from his mum is an unflattering black vest that she thinks makes him look cool. This rather disappoints Will, as he had been hoping for driving lessons. His mother persuades him into wearing the vest that evening anyway. The night does not get much better as at his dinner party, there is not a female guest in sight. After being branded "paedophiles" by a group of drunken young girls and finding an angry middle-aged stripper on the doorstep, Will agrees that maybe going to Louise's party is better than this. The boys (except Patrice) are denied entry to the party and all but Will decide to climb the fence, with Will opting to crawl underneath it (passing through dog faeces in the process). Having to take his jacket off, he reveals his birthday present and is ridiculed by the party goers for it. Will then receives a shock when he finds Patrice and Charlotte in bed together. The boys receive a brief respite from their bad day when Donovan turns up looking for Charlotte, and the prospect of Patrice getting beaten up by the psychopathic school bully is a happy one as Simon disliked him. Unfortunately, their happiness is short-lived as, when they leave the party, they are again spotted by the same group of drunken young girls who send their older brother chasing after them with a cricket bat.

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