The housemates are in social Siberia so they decide to throw a party, spearheaded by Josie in the hope that she and Kingsley will get together - a plan scuppered when Josie's boyfriend Dave turns up unexpectedly.
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Oregon and Prof Shales' flirtation reaches bizarre new levels when he pays her to clean his oven. Josie enrols the other housemates in a charity dating scheme and is devastated when her date fails to show, although it later emerges he died shortly before, and she finds herself mourning the death of the potential partner she never met.
Kingsley is forced to confess to Josie that he's a virgin, and she offers to 'cure' him. But the deal is undercut when Kingsley unexpectedly winds up having sex with drama queen Ruth. Unable to fess up to Josie, Kingsley nevertheless goes ahead with the plan. Oregon is unimpressed with Shales' cheap efforts at romanticism at a Travelodge, while Vod is forced to actually do some work and has an epiphany - enjoying the book she was meant to read.
During a student protest march in London, Vod and Oregon's friendship is threatened when Vod finds out about Oregon's secret affair with Shales. Kingsley pursues Ruth at the demo, but when they both get kettled with Josie, Kingsley's two-timing of the girls is revealed, and Kingsley and Josie fall out explosively.
JP finds out his father has serious health issues, and decides the best response is to take his first acid trip. Oregon is distraught to learn that her childhood horse is dying, culminating in the revelation that she isn't called Oregon at all, but Melissa. Meanwhile Vod has a drug overdose and starts to question her own lifestyle and behaviour.
Mrs Professor Shales gets suspicious and assumes her husband is having an affair - but with Vod, not Oregon. Josie's fiancÚ Dave is moving into the house by stealth, much to Kingsley's chagrin. Under suspicion from Dave, Kingsley blurts out the details of Josie's indiscretion with JP.
In the final episode, Josie embarks on a 'girl power' booze and sex fest, aided and abetted by Vod, who believes her uni days are well and truly over. P joins Ralph in organising the Love Cloud club night, only to find that it clashes with his dad's funeral.