- Summer telling Andrew to stay in town for Harry
- Nick telling Donna he named the bar after his wife Carmen
- Donna masquerading as Kelly and pretending Zeke's her boyfriend
Zeke watches Donna stir her ice- cream into oblivion while they try and match stories on their fake relationship history. Zeke's not in the mood, though, and thinks Donna should just tell Nick the truth.
DONNA: He's only my maybe dad. I still haven't heard back from Nicholas McKay. Do you really think I'm going to ruin everything?
ZEKE: How would you feel if he was lying to you about who he was?
Donna admits Zeke's right but doesn't know when she should come clean. Zeke suggests at the breakfast tomorrow - he'll be Kelly's boyfriend, but at some stage Donna Freedman has to make an appearance.
Carmen's Bar - Next Morning
Donna and Zeke arrive for the staff breakfast and Nick introduces them to his assistant manager, Lana. While Nick does the rounds with the rest of the staff, Donna excitedly points out to Zeke that Nick stirs his food like she does.
Andrew tells Summer that he's a changed man but Harry doesn't look too happy with his cousin. Summer thinks that Andrew needs to focus on Rebecca and get back into her good books - then he'll be back in Paul's. Harry heads off to basketball practice in a mood and Summer wonders if Andrew told him he's the reason he stayed in Erinsborough. Andrew replies that guys don't really do the whole ‘talk about your feelings' thing.
Andrew presents Libby with an apple in the One And Only Classroom™ (that appears to have had a makeover), but she barely cracks a smile. Harry smirks at Andrew when he sits down, “Lead balloon”. Soldiering on, Andrew then helps Libby gain the class's attention and participates in a discussion of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird', much to Libby's bemusement.
Nick calls for everyone's attention and makes a speech about how they're like a second family to him. The staff applaud and Donna comments on how great Nick is. Zeke figures that it'll make it easier for her to tell him the truth.
The bell rings and Andrew heads straight for Libby, asking her if there's any extra reading he can do. Libby can see straight through his eagerness, but Andrew insists that he's just trying to make up for everything he's done. He also wants to coach the soccer team again, but Libby says it's not her that he has to convince.
Rebecca's surprised when Andrew swings by with Libby to pick up water bottles for the soccer team. She's not convinced he's doing it for entirely innocent reasons, but Andrew says he just wants to be given a chance. Andrew walks out with the bottles and Rebecca gets Libby's take on things.
REBECCA: So are you buying this?
LIBBY: Well it does seem a sudden turn around but...
REBECCA: So you are buying it.
LIBBY: Not entirely but I'm willing to wait and see where he goes with it.
REBECCA: Well don't get your hopes up.
Andrew is teaching Harry how to play chess but Harry knows that he's only doing it so Rebecca will see him performing another good deed. Rebecca arrives home and immediately sees through Andrew's plan, much to his annoyance. She heads into the laundry and Harry smiles and says Rebecca's sussed his strategy.
ANDREW: You wanted to know about having a good game plan? A good place to start is with the queen. It's the piece that will do you the most damage, and the one that will make it hardest to get to the king. So what should you do?
HARRY: Target it.
ANDREW: Get it out of the picture as fast as you can, and the king is yours.
He stares at Rebecca with a look of contempt.
Andrew walks to soccer practice with Summer. He fronts up to Sophie, Callum, Ben, Libby and the rest of the team and says he's sorry for abandoning them. He shows them a step over move, but they're not entirely convinced, so he makes a promise to teach each and every one of them the trick if they take him back. The kids gather in a huddle before deciding that Andrew can stay. Summer gives him a happy look as he takes the kids on a warm- up run.
Donna thanks Zeke for coming to breakfast but he's disappointed that she didn't tell Nick the truth. She tells him about the phone call Nick made yesterday to her, but adds that he's got his own family and was probably just being polite. Zeke tells her that she shouldn't be scared to confront him. Even if it doesn't work out at least she will have tried.
Andrew can see Kate's rushed off her feet so he offers to make coffees for himself, Summer and Harry to help her out. Callum, Ben and Sophie walk in with Libby and lavish praise on their super coach. Libby also thanks him for returning.
Lyn arrives home with a sleek new haircut and Kate and Summer rush over to give her a hug. When Kate goes back to the counter, Andrew asks how Lyn takes her coffee. Summer asks her nan how everything went in Bendigo, and wonders where Oscar is, but Lyn says there's been a slight change in plans.
SUMMER: Is everything OK? Did you fight with Joe?
LYN: Oh no, no, we're all good. It's just kind of on hold.
Lyn then realises Andrew is behind the counter and isn't too impressed, but Andrew plays it cool and brings her a coffee to calm her down. She admits the drink is pretty good, but Andrew says before they get too friendly he has to confess something that happened while Lyn was away. Summer freaks out, but Andrew says he has to be honest.
Donna sees Nick in his office and runs through scenarios in her head of how she can make her confession. But just as she works up enough courage to step forward, she spies Lana and Nick kissing. Donna's shocked.
Donna's in a foul mood as she tells Zeke what a lying, cheating scumbag Nick turned out to be. Zeke says it might not be as bad as it seemed.
DONNA: He's a married man sucking the face off another woman. What else is that supposed to look like? At least it saved me the humiliation of telling him who I am.
ZEKE: But you're still going to.
ZEKE: Donna you're not chucking this away.
DONNA: Honestly I don't even want to know if he's my dad or not anymore. My family's rubbish enough without adding another lowlife.
Zeke says she can't just leave everything like this - she's come so far - but Donna angrily says just watch her.
Harry and Summer watch in slight horror as Andrew shows Lyn some photos of the party on his iPhone. Lyn's mortified, especially when she learns there were gatecrashers.
LYN: That's you standing on my couch with your boots on! What is that you're doing?
ANDREW: Air guitar. It gets worse.
And that it does when Lyn realises the police had to be called in. She angrily confronts Summer and asks where all the adults were. Summer says she thought she could handle it and told Steph to stay away. Lyn wants to know where Rebecca was and Andrew says she turned up at the end. Andrew adds that he'll pay for any further damages if there's any and he'll work for free at the shop to make it up to her. Lyn agrees - but by the look on her face he may live to regret the offer.
Later, Rebecca returns a milk crate and is amazed to see Andrew clearing tables. She says if Andrew needs money he could clean tables at Charlie's, but Andrew replies that he's making up the party fiasco to Lyn. Andrew heads out to clean the bins and Rebecca can't hide her surprise that Andrew confessed about the party to Lyn.
LYN: Young men like him often strive to do good I find, but they lack adequate role models.
REBECCA: Well you have had more life experience than me, Lyn. You've had an awful lot more life.
LYN: I believe in giving people second chances, and I think you might find that a much more constructive approach.
Kate tells Harry that he needs to head home to look after Sophie. Harry asks Summer if she wants to walk back with him but is disappointed when she says she'll stay to give Andrew some moral support. Summer then tries to get the truth about Bendigo from her nan, but Lyn insists again that everything's fine.
Libby is treating Ben and Callum to dinner. They order some pasta from Rebecca because Andrew told them to load up on carbs. Rebecca wonders if Andrew was really that inspiring and Libby says he was great. Summer drops off an invoice from Lyn but Rebecca wants to get her thoughts on Andrew before she leaves.
REBECCA: What's Andrew doing?
SUMMER: What do you mean?
REBECCA: Well this sort of reformed character act.
SUMMER: Why would he be putting on an act?
REBECCA: Because he knows he's worn out his welcome and he's got nowhere else to go.
SUMMER: So you never stuffed up when you were younger? (Off her look) Well did anyone ever give you a second chance?
REBECCA: Summer I've given him second chances, and third chances.
SUMMER: Well Harry and I are giving him another one. And so is Libby and so is my nan. We aren't just giving up on him.
She flounces out and Rebecca mulls this over.
Rebecca's on the phone to Paul and checks to make sure Andrew isn't home before she starts to talk about him. She tells Paul that she thinks Andrew may have turned over a new leaf and lists all the good deeds he's been doing.
REBECCA: I know what you're going to say but I think we may need to give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe we should give him another chance.
Andrew, of course, has been eavesdropping in the hallway the entire time with a very satisfied smug look on his face.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
DECLAN: What are you up to?
ANDREW: Does it mater if I help your mum out if she's short staffed?
(Andrew sets Kyle to work in the bar)
DECLAN: Kyle Canning. You're kidding me.
REBECCA: He's quite good actually. And he's very good with the ladies.
(Kyle picks up a dropped menu for some female customers)
(Rebecca pats Kyle on the arm)
REBECCA: Good, I think you're going to do very well here.
KYLE: Thanks Mrs Robinson.
REBECCA: Oh Rebecca, please.
ANDREW: Yeah, you know, she deserves someone that'll really take care of her.
(Lucas is getting frustrated with Steph at work)
LUCAS: You've hardly done anything since you hurt your back.
(He reaches up to get something off a shelf and ends up spilling chemicals everywhere - Lucas calls out for Steph to help him but she can't go anywhere near him in case she harms the baby)