On his first day at a new school, Will Mackenzie's dream of reinventing himself as a cool kid are dashed when the vice principal has three social "inbetweeners," kids who aren't popular but aren't complete nerds either, show him around
Simon gets a chance to take his relationship with Carly to the next level when her family needs to stay at his house. Meanwhile, Jay tries to continue his family’s legacy as class clown by attempting to outdo his competition.
The class goes on a field trip to a local tourist enterprise that specializes in absurd Civil War reenactments that defy logic and historical accuracy. The establishment offers the sale of ludicrous items in the "gift shop".