This week on Neighbours
Donna annoyed that Griffo has got hold of something.
Paul questioning Andrew if he thought about the consequences.
A teary Donna confessing she's been stupid to Kate.
Susan worrying about Libby but being told to back off by her.
The cook off starting between Lyn and Rebecca.
Previously on Neighbours
Declan interrupting Kate and Kyle's date.
Rebecca commenting to Lyn that everyone can see she's still in love with Paul.
Rebecca has come up with a new idea – bantering with Paul (slagging off his shirt, calling him peg leg) but he remarks it isn't banter but insults. Thankfully she explains that he seems to enjoy the bantering/baiting with Lyn and so thought she'd try doing it with him. Realising that it's affecting her, he agrees not to do so any more.
Kate is still peeved at Declan as he follows her home. She wants to know what his problem is but his best explanation is that Kyle is an idiot! “Well you'd know all about that would you” she replies to that one! Eventually he manages to say that seeing the pair of them drove him nuts. This doesn't impress Kate and she gets him to admit that it's the thought of any guy dating her that he's not fine with.
KATE: Is it going to be like this every time I go out with someone?
KATE: Shall I be flattered?
This seems to clear the animosity between them and Declan apologises for ruining her evening but she's quick to reply back with a smile on her face, “no you're not”.
Andrew and Donna are getting very up close and personal! He asks if she wants him to stop and she most certainly doesn't!
Donna's bedroom (next day)
Andrew wakes Donna up when he comes into her room to see if she was okay. She's wondering why, despite being a kid, he's acting like George Clooney. “So last night meant nothing to you then?” he asks. Donna doesn't reply to that except to say that what they are doing is so wrong, and it makes her hate herself. She announces that it's over between them and that nobody will find out.
ANDREW: Then you might want to check that webcam message to Elle before you send it.
He does a runner (leaving to go to school) and Donna gets out of bed to check her computer and right enough, there is a video of the pair of them beginning to get very up close and personal with each other.
Andrew joins Harry in the walk to school and he remarks on Andrew's very good mood, which he puts it down as having had a very good night.
Paul is annoyed to find that his bins haven't been emptied as he and Rebecca exit the house. They spot Lyn leaving and Paul wants to say something back to Lyn when she remarks that his trash hasn't been taken away but Rebecca reminds him not to say anything. This silence leads to Lyn asking if the cat's got his tongue but both say nothing (although it's killing Paul!) and they walk down the driveway as if they'd heard nothing.
Andrew winds Griffo (and his silent sidekicks) up when the trio enter the locker area. When they depart, Harry warns his cousin that he's asking for trouble but he's rather blasé about it.
Lyn has Kate rearranging the cupcakes in anticipation of Guy Grossi's visit (he's the celebrity chef for her cooking doo).
Andrew arrives to see Donna after she sent him a text. She wants to know why he was looking at her computer (just browsing) and if anyone seen the file (no). He's treating it as a bit of a joke but Donna isn't because of the potential consequences that could happen should it be discovered and so has deleted it from her computer.
DONNA: Do you really think I want everyone knowing I'm the worst person in the entire world?
When Andrew doesn't reply immediately, she can sense there is something else and he confesses that he made a copy and it's on a memory stick at school. “What the hell's it doing at school?” she asks and he explains that it is safer there. Donna orders him to get the memory stick back so she can personally destroy and refuses to answer him when he asks if she trusts him.
Andrew returns to school and discovers that his locker's been tampered with - his belongings are on the floor and the locker is now filled with shaving foam. He frantically looks for the memory stick but someone else has their hands on it… Griffo!
Commercial break later and Andrew is trying to buy the memory stick back off Griffo but he can sense that Andrew really wants it back so tells him what its going to cost to get it back – he's to get Harry not to turn up at the basketball try outs (Griffo wants to be on the school team but thinks Harry will get the only free spot on the team).
Andrew enters the store and joins Harry at the table he's at. He begins trying to persuade Harry not to go for the school team by trying some reverse psychology - saying that Harry should be aiming higher than the school team and will be selling himself short by playing for it. Harry rejects his idea because basketball is his way off the bottom run of the ladder. He can sense that there is something going on but Andrew plays it cool, denying his suggestion and then turning around and asking him to forget he spoke and telling him to go for the try outs.
Kate joins Declan and Indy for a coffee after Lyn told her to take a break. She winds him up by asking if she's in trouble for talking to three guys! He takes the joke and asks if he's ever going to live it down. “Ah no, probably not” she replies to him.
Lyn brings out Paul's coffee (she insisted on making it) and asks if he is hiding. “Hi Lyn” he replies while tying to hide behind the paper and she follows this up by asking if he's “afraid to come inside?”
PAUL: Just enjoying the sunshine.
LYN: Oh yes, course I forgot you're half reptile. You make sure you don't overheat now.
Paul doesn't take the bait, instead thanks her for the coffee. She continues trying to bait him but remembering his promise to Rebecca, leaves (with his coffee) after finding it too hard to stay and not say anything.
LYN: You know if you really want to hide Paul, order a cappuccino.
Lyn moves onto another baiting victim – Rebecca! She tries to bait Lyn, but her attempts get classified as ‘insults'. They continue with the ‘insults' but this time its Lyn who takes Rebecca's dare – to a cooking competition between the pair of them with Guy Grossi the judge (they are going to join their singles event together). They have a coin toss to settle the venue, which Rebecca wins, so Lyn wants it now to be the best of three.
REBECCA: Oh Lyn I won.
LYN: Oh what are the stakes?
“Have you gone mad” is Paul's reaction to hearing about what the ladies have got planned.
REBECCA: She dared me.
Meanwhile over in the store, Kate is finding out about it too.
LYN: She dared me.
KATE: You know I kind of grew out of dares in primary school.
Lyn then asks Kate if she'll phone Jumilla to get her to cover her shift this evening so she can go to Charlie's and win.
And back at the bar, Paul is questioning Rebecca's double standards, pointing out to her “that this is madness”. She asks if Lyn is a better cook than her but he refuses to answer, instead asking what he can do to stop this, going so far as to promise never to speak to Lyn again! “Or go to her for coffee” Rebecca adds and suddenly Paul gets rather nervous when she begins sharpening a BIG knife in front of him!
Rebecca finally explains it to him – her singles night was going to lose them money (only 1 person had signed up) and this way Lyn pays for the advertising, brings most of the patrons and “I still get half the profits”.
REBECCA: You see, I have learned something from you.
PAUL: And it's got nothing to do with beating Lyn at all?
REBECCA: It's just a bonus.
Meanwhile back in the store, Lyn is busy trying to work out what to make. Kate warns her that Rebecca is a really good cook.
LYN: Rubbish. There's no flavour, there's no spice, there's no wit.
KATE: (puzzled) Wit? How do you get wit with cooking?
LYN: Ha- ha!
Harry is still mystified about his conversation earlier in the store with Andrew but Donna's arrival curtails their chat. She drags Andrew into the only classroom wanting the return of the memory stick. He is forced to say that he hasn't got it then uses the excuse that the other kids are starting to come in as reason why.
DONNA: I must have been insane to have anything to do with you. Ringo's a good guy, okay. He doesn't deserve to find out that I cheated on him by seeing it on the internet.
He promises that he won't do that to her and that he will get it and trash it. “Why would I trust you?” she asks.
DONNA: You are going to give me that memory stick and any copies you've made or I'll tell Paul, okay. You've got an hour.
Rebecca is running through the staffing with Paul when Andrew comes in. She fills him in on what they are doing before departing to “go sharpen my grater!”
Alone with his son, Paul is surprised to discover that its advice Andrew is after and not money as he originally thought. Andrew explains in vague ‘business terms' his dilemma and Paul gives him the advice – no small talk and adjust his method.
PAUL: Attack from left field, bluff, lie, attack relentlessly. Don't ever give away your position and don't let them pin you down. You do all of that, something's yours.
Andrew thanks his dad and Paul wishes his son “good luck in whatever this something is” before leaving him. Alone, Andrew gets out his phone calls Griffo, telling him to get down to Lassiters!
Final commercial break over and a new assertive Andrew is trying to deal with Griffo! He now offers him $50 for the return of the memory stick and puts down his dream of joining the basketball team because he can't run and can't shoot. Griffo is smarter than he looks because he's seen the contents of the memory stick and asks if Donna's boyfriend knows. “Bet your folks wouldn't be too pleased about it either” he adds for good measure along with a threat to burn come copies of it or putting it up on the internet so everyone can get a good look!
GRIFFO: Mate, I own you.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Ringo looking all happy while we hear Griffo asking (from this eppy) if Ringo knows
- Donna asking Andrew for a way out of this.
- Donna and Andrew putting said plan into action.
- Lyn and Rebecca doing battle… literally!
- Griffo preparing to show a disc in Charlie's with Donna and Ringo present.