- Kate telling Paul she hates the gossip column
- Paul asking Lyn to be more secretive about her job
- Zeke getting locked in the storeroom
- Robin “helping” Sunny find Zeke
- Robin being creepy around Sunny
- Sunny not believing that Robin is a weirdo
- Zeke having a fight with Robin
Zeke wants to talk about what happened with Robin but Sunny gives Zeke the cold shoulder and says he's a bully. Zeke claims he didn't even hurt Robin.
Robin checks out some scrapes on his cheek in the reflection of the napkin holder. Karl stumbles across him and is horrified to learn that Zeke is to blame.
Zeke tries to convince Sunny that Robin locked him in the storeroom, but Sunny says it could have been anyone - the cleaner for instance. Zeke can't understand why Sunny's taking Robin's side until Sunny infers that Zeke might be having an anxiety relapse.
Robin's inferring much the same to Karl but is acting “sympathetic” towards Zeke, saying that he would have gone “nutso” too if he was locked away. Karl wonders what Robin's parents are going to say about the fight but Robin replies that he won't tell them - he doesn't want Zeke to get into trouble.
Susan's incredulous when Karl relays news of the fight to her and they both come down on Zeke for acting with his fists instead of his head. But Zeke's adamant that Robin's been a creepy schemer from the beginning.
SUSAN: How would he have made the connection between Karl and Sunny? That's just too far-fetched.
ZEKE: OK I'll prove it to you. (He clicks onto the Pirate Net website) Alright, here's Sunny's bio: Erinsborough High, exchange student, Susan and Karl Kennedy.
SUSAN: If all this was to just attract her attention there are easier ways to do it.
ZEKE: Exactly, which is why I don't want him around. I think he's dangerous.
Karl says that's a serious accusation, but Zeke's just worried that Sunny will be Robin's next victim. Sunny overhears and runs back to her bedroom. Zeke follows. Libby stops by to show her parents the paper - the local gossip columnist has struck again. Susan and Karl can't believe their eyes.
Toadie's sitting outside also reading the paper. Lyn has taken the heat off herself by writing an article about... Herself. “Will failed business woman sink local icon Harold's?” Lyn hovers around and Toadie showers her with sympathy, as do Susan and Libby who have just rocked up.
LIBBY: It's an awful article. It's just mean. It's not even well-written, the grammar is terrible.
LYN: Oh... Well let's just hope it doesn't affect business. I'm barely getting by as it is.
TOADIE: I wouldn't worry about that. Nobody believes a word they read in this rag!
(Susan and Libby glare at him)
TOADIE: Unless it's written by a Kennedy... Do you want a coffee? My shout.
Lyn goes inside to get the coffees but is interrupted by a visit from Paul. He applauds her for her “rat cunning” in writing about herself, but reminds her that she can't do that every day. Lyn refuses to dob in her friends, but when Paul reminds her about her outstanding bill, she has to change her tune.
Libby and Susan come in from the cold and Susan asks if she's spoken to Dan lately. He rang Susan because Libby is ignoring him. Lyn mops up a nearby spill and listens in as Libby confesses that if she speaks to her husband now she'll just end up cracking it.
SUSAN: I'm sure that once Sam's back on her feet the two of you will get your lives back.
LIBBY: We could have our lives back anytime we want, all Dan has to do is come home. There are three people in this marriage, mum, I can't pretend that's OK.
Lyn's gossip radar pings.
After comparing stories, Sunny realises that Robin only pretended to call Zeke from Harold's. Zeke shows her his received call records on his mobile to prove it. Sunny is fully creeped out but Zeke says he'll look after her.
Paul has summoned Lyn to tell her how crap her last gossip email was about “ordinary mums flouting water restrictions”. He deletes her email from his very flashy iPhone and demands that she come up with the goods - he doesn't care that she has to betray her friends' trust.
Lyn sits in the office and stalls for a bit before typing up a heading: “Teacher's lament there are three in my marriage”. She sighs and looks like she hates herself for even going there.
Robin races in to meet Sunny after she called him. She sadly says that she had a big fight with Zeke - he couldn't stand her being Robin's friend and she couldn't stand Zeke's jealousy. When Sunny says that she broke up with Zeke, Robin can't believe his luck.
Robin listens as Sunny says she's better off without Zeke. Robin agrees and says Sunny's beautiful and that Zeke was just holding her back. Sunny wants to know if that's why he locked Zeke in the storeroom.
SUNNY: You can tell me.
ROBIN: Yeah I did, but I did it for you. For us.
Robin leans in to kiss her but Zeke appears and is all, “Uh, I don't think so creepazoid”. Robin's aghast to learn that he's been set up, but Sunny barks back that he set *her* up and asks him never to speak to her again.
Lyn hesitates whether or not to send the email to Paul but eventually does.
Out in the store she overhears Libby talking to Toadie about her marriage. Toadie offers to fly over to NZ and tell Dan to get his butt back, but Libby says she doesn't want any extra attention drawn to them. Why, it'd be like putting an ad in the paper for everyone to read! Yuk, yuk. Lyn looks worried.
Karl and Susan apologise to Zeke for not believing him about Robin, but Zeke says it's OK and thinks that Karl should probably call Robin's parents to fill them in. Zeke gives Sunny a hug and she thanks him for being the best boyfriend in the world.
Karl gets off the phone from Robin's parents and says they sounded very reasonable. Susan can't believe they didn't pick up on Robin's behaviour sooner but Karl thinks things will get back to normal now (oh Karl, why did you have to jinx it?). Susan slaps Karl's hand away when he tries to take some chocolate while Zeke appears and says he's off to Pirate Net for a little while.
Lyn rushes over and manically says that Susan's going to hate her but she has something important to tell her. Susan's stunned when Lyn reveals she's the gossip columnist. Lyn says she needs Susan's help retrieving a story from Paul and almost confesses that she wrote about Libby, but then lies and says that the gossip is about one of her suppliers and he‘ll boycott her forever if it‘s published. Feeling sorry for Lyn, Susan says she'll help.
With very funky Twilight Zone sounding music playing in the background, Zeke walks into the studio to discover that it's been completely trashed.
Zeke starts to clean up when Robin appears in the doorway. Robin gets fired up and tries to fight Zeke, but Zeke pulls out some of his special karate-tai-kwan-do-judo-fu moves and pins Robin's face onto the desk.
Placing his briefcase down on the floor next to him, Paul glares at Susan and asks what her oh so important news is. Susan concocts this elaborate lie to buy Lyn enough time to swipe the briefcase and delete her email from Paul's iPhone (eventually of course, because Lyn has no idea how to work the iPhone). Buying a bit more time, Susan grabs Paul's face like she's going to plant one on him or something and says she can see a sty in his eye. Lyn places the briefcase back, Paul calls Susan a crazy person and leaves and the job is done. Now on to the newspaper office.
Zeke holds Robin hostage in the studio while he waits for the police to arrive. Robin tries to convince Zeke to let him out, but when Zeke says no, Robin starts getting angry. He whines that Zeke's got friends and family and he's got no one.
ROBIN: They're not even my real parents. They just adopted me and got sick of me. The only time when I see my dad is when he's giving me money.
ZEKE: Mate we've all got problems that we have to deal with.
ROBIN: Yeah well Sunny didn't think I was a loser. She treated me just like everyone else.
ZEKE: It's because you're not that different!
ROBIN: Yeah right.
ZEKE: I'm sorry but you're the one that scared Sunny. You're the one that trashed that room. There were choices, no one made you do any of that. And just so you know, some adoptive parents are ace.
Karl and Sunny charge in to check if Zeke's OK (he called them earlier), but Zeke says everything is under control. Police sirens can be heard wailing in the background.
Susan and Lyn quietly creep into the office. Susan turns off the alarm and then tries about a million keys to Paul's office until she finds the right one. The women rush over to the computer (while a security camera blinks overhead), and Susan logs into Paul's email account (the computer was already on). She looks through the files and Lyn tries to take over, but she's not quick enough as Susan discovers the offending file is all about Libby.
Susan is horrified that Lyn would stoop so low as to hurt her family like this. Lyn tries to explain that she had no choice, Paul was blackmailing her, but Susan thinks that's codswallop.
LYN: I was going to lose Harold's. Susan it's everything I've got. We deleted the story now so there's no harm done.
SUSAN: Don't, Lyn. Just don't.
Fuming, Susan leaves. Lyn is upset and goes to put the keys back when Paul appears out of thin air and scares the hell out of her.
PAUL: Well, well, well. Look who's here. I take it this is not a social visit? So what exactly are you doing here, Lyn?
[Tomorrow on Neighbours]
(Paul's interrogating Lyn)
PAUL: You're even more creative than I thought, so let's try again shall we? What were you doing here? I want everything you've got on me, Lyn.
(Lyn turns up on Susan's doorstep to apologise to her)
LYN: I'm so, so sorry.
SUSAN: You were totally prepared to hurt Libby.
(Steph's disgusted with her mum's behaviour)
STEPH: I think you should move out.
(Kate massages her manky foot)
SOPHIE: That looks disgusting.
KATE: That's what happens to dancers.
(Donna shows off to Saffron)
DONNA: Have I got a dancer for you!
(She shows Saffron photos of Kate on her phone)
(Donna tries to convince Kate to help her out)
DONNA: Please Kate? Say yes.
KATE: My feet are killing me!
DONNA: You'd be the star of the show. If I don't deliver I can kiss my job goodbye. This is my one and only chance.