A cult-like organisation called 'Virtue' appears in the town, convincing teenagers to stop drinking, taking drugs or having sex. The group is run by Rachel, a girl with the power of suggestion. Alisha and Curtis get brainwashed into joining and go through drastic personality changes. Nathan, Kelly and Simon take action, donning rubber gloves to protect themselves from Alisha's touch and iPods to protect them from Rachel's power of suggestion. Kelly is captured during their initial attack on the group. Nathan and Simon get cornered by Virtue members. Simon, frustrated by Nathan's ongoing lack of appreciation, makes himself invisible and leaves Nathan. Nathan is saved by 'Superhoodie', an enigmatic figure on a bike. Nathan confronts Kelly in her flat and finds she has been affected by Virtue. He tells her he preferred her old attitude, apologises for leaving her, kisses her on the cheek and leaves. He disguises himself in a suit to appear to have converted to the Virtue organisation's beliefs and infiltrates the community centre to confront Rachel. Armed with a gun and an iPod, he attempts to force her to change the others back, but she does not. He takes her hostage and retreats to the roof. When Rachel sees his gun is only a water-pistol, they struggle and she falls from the building. Her death removes her influence from everyone. As Nathan stumbles at the edge of the roof, Simon reappears and manages to catch his hand, but loses his grip. Nathan falls and is killed, impaled on the iron fence below. After his funeral, Simon gives Kelly a DVD of Nathan's exploits from video her recorded on his phone, which she tearfully watches in her apartment. The episode ends with Nathan regaining consciousness in his coffin. He is joyous to find that his power is immortality, then realises he has been buried alive with just an iPod for company.
|Air Date||Dec. 17, 2009|