Previously on Neighbours
- News breaking that Dan's been in an accident.
- Steph pondering whether to tell Libby.
- Paul working out how Diana knew about his finances.
- Diana telling Rosemary all in New York.
- Paul and Diana pashing each other.
- Diana curious to see how far desperate Paul would go so she can get the evidence to destroy him.
Paul sits and looks at Rebecca while she works and has flashbacks to his time in Diana's room. Rebecca eventually joins him and he wants to thank her for what she did for Andrew's birthday with an expensive bottle of wine but she has other ideas… bedroom ideas as a way of thanking her but Paul puts a dampener in her plan, pointing out its unlikely they'd have the house to themselves.
Diana is checking to see if the video camera worked when her mobile reminds her of a conference call with New York starting soon, so she puts the camera in the safe.
Rebecca and Paul are enjoying their wine and nibbles when Diana enters the bar. She reports that the conference call went well and would like to chat business with Paul.
Diana drags Paul out to the lake with an ultimatum for him – resign or she makes their tryst public knowledge. Paul has a rather smug look on his face and blatantly rejects her offer when he hints that she doesn't have all the blackmail material!
Paul returns in a much chirpier mood.
Diana reviews the footage on her camera and right enough, the recording fails just as Paul knocked on the door.
Rebecca tells Paul that she feels sorry for the lifestyle that Diana leads, spending time in lots of lonely hotel rooms, especially when Paul adds that she doesn't have a family.
Lassiter's Hotel Room
Diana watches on the camera as Paul gloats that is all she is getting… oh and to have a nice day!
Steph and Toadie are wondering if/when they are going to hear from Lucas about Dan. Lyn wonders why they are worrying and so Steph tells her, then panics if Lucas has said anything to Dan about her being pregnant and starts putting 2+2 together.
STEPH: Mum, this is why we don't tell you everything.
Toadie reassures her that everything will be fine and as per usual they need to keep quiet.
Paul is surprised to see Diana come visit him and gloats about her plan (to split him and Rebecca up) failing and that she can't go running to Rebecca without the evidence. She reminds him about having evidence on him for the fraud but he is beginning to gloat since she's done nothing with it (either go to the police/Rosemary) and wonders what her next move will be.
DIANA: There is no next move. I played my last card.
Paul is surprised to hear that but she goes onto say that it doesn't matter how well she does, because she isn't a Robinson, she'll never make it to the top.
DIANA: I'm over it. Your family disgust me. You can have your empire.
Paul sarcastically claps and remarks that she isn't good at bluffing.
Lyn overhears Michael talking on the phone and wrongly guesses that its Lucas he is talking to (it was actually work related) but he does tell her that Dan's been in an accident and in the background Libby overhears too!
Libby rushes out of the store to ask Steph and Toadie if Dan is okay. Toadie replies that they don't know but it is serous while in the background Lyn mouths ‘sorry' to Steph. Libby is miffed at the pair of them for not telling her (even if the news did floor her) and asks that they don't keep things from her in the future.
Lyn spots that Lucas is back and tries to get Steph's attention but she thinks it's for another chat, until Lyn subtly tries to indicate what she was referring to. Libby's picked up on it, and as soon as she spots him, heads over to where he is chatting with Michael.
Lucas explains to them all that Dan wrapped his motorbike round a pole and is lucky to still be alive. Lib asks if anyone is looking after him, and he explains that Dan wanted space before adding that there were some complications – Dan got an infection in hospital and as a consequence, won't be able to have any kids.
Libby looks genuinely shocked while Toadie and Steph are stunned at what they've just heard.
And today's trip down memory lane is back to 2004 with Izzy Hoyland flirting with Karl Kennedy.
Libby wants to send something to her ex and orders a basket of fruit for him. Meanwhile, Steph and Toadie wonder how they can quiz Lucas without giving the game away. Toadie volunteers for the job (since he was Dan's mate and it would look less suss) and leaves the house.
Diana watches again Paul's message to her, getting bitter and bitterer. Rebecca drops by to volunteer to be hostess and show Diana the sights of Erinsborough, which although surprised, quickly agrees and the two of them depart.
Lucas invites Michael for a beer and a game of pool when he comes round to borrow a magazine but before they leave, Toadie arrives to ask about Dan, his reasoning being he didn't want to ask in front of Libby. Michael goes to wait in the car and Toadie subtly starts asking questions about Dan and his life post Erinsborough but Lucas' reply is a brief one – Dan is a mess! He explains further that his brother is still cut up about the whole Libby thing but there were some positives – the two of them bonded well. Next he tries asking if they talked about people back in Erinsborough but to his relief, Lucas replies that “he only wanted to know about Libby and Ben” and offers to pass on his regards the next time they talk. Lucas also adds that he will mention his news too (about Steph their baby) but Toadie thinks that that may not be a good idea given the news about Dan. “Dan might be depressed but he'd never begrudge anyone their happiness,” is Lucas' blunt reply to that one and seems puzzled when Toadie then asks him not to say anything. “If he asks, I'm not going to lie,” which Toadie indicates will just have to do.
Libby is struggling to comprehend the news about Dan when Toadie returns. “Thank heavens for this little one,” she says fondly while touching Steph's bump, adding that is “the one good thing to come out of last year.”
LIBBY: They could have grown up as brothers or sisters our kids.
STEPH: Ben and Charlie will. We're very lucky.
LIBBY: I know… but Dan's got nothing.
Lib then heads over to make a cuppa and Steph quietly asks how it went with Lucas and breaths a sigh of relief when Toadie replies “we're okay for now.” He again reassures her that things will be okay when she tells him that she “can't stand this.”
Lucas winds Lyn up (or at least I hope he is!) when he spots her coming in for her takeaway that they are going mountain biking tomorrow on her day off – he promised Terry that he'd keep pushing her to her limits! She looks so excited (not!) at that prospect as she pays for her food.
Rebecca bounces into the bar laden down with bags courtesy of Diana. She explains to Paul that its part of the ploy to keep their enemy very close (friends close, enemies even closer) and rejects Paul's suggestion that she should leave Diana to him, then drops the bombshell that Diana's coming to dinner!
Rebecca makes small chat with Rebecca while Paul sits quietly but she gets a chance to chat privately with him when one of the staff members calls Rebecca away as there is a problem in the kitchen. “You do anything to hurt her,” he threatens when Diana tells him what a lovely woman his wife is and adds that they got on very well together and perhaps they could compare notes!
Lyn is surprised to see Steph sitting alone (Chris and Summer left recently) in the darkened kitchen when she enters the house. Lyn apologises for starting the ball rolling as to how Libby found out but Steph is fine with her. She tells her mum about Toadie's visit to see Lucas – that Dan and Lucas hadn't spoken about her but adds not to say that they won't. “How's Lib,” Lyn asks and Steph replies “pretty terrible” then enquires about her daughter and Steph's silence says it all. Lyn thinks there is a bright side – the secret is still safe but Steph's now thinking about Dan's news and his now inability to have kids… and laments that it was Libby's wish too. Steph begins to wonder if she is doing the right thing.
LYN: Sweetheart, we've just got to get through this one you know. You are going to have the most beautiful baby and we're going to love that baby and everything's going to be just fine.
Toadie is relived when Callum finally turns the TV down then spots that Steph has returned home. She announces that she is going to call Dan! He doesn't think that is a good idea and wants her to think it through.
STEPH: Dan's got a right to know. I want to call him.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Donna lamenting that now her life is going well, in the movies, this is where her life would suddenly be going wrong.
- Ringo has some news.
- Donna in a quandary over Ringo's news.
- Lucas and Lyn mountain biking (oops it wasn't just a joke then!)
- Lyn finding out that Steph wants to call Dan.
- Steph calling Dan.