This week on Neighbours
- Rebecca announcing the gig has been cancelled.
- Tash refusing to have anything to do with Andrew.
- Paul and Diana talking about having Toadie's confidence.
- Michael threatening Andrew.
- Paul finally getting what he's after!
Previously on Neighbours
Kate having to decide between teaching and dancing.
Andrew getting a slap after telling Donna she'll cheat on Ringo again.
Lucas warning Andrew to stay away from Donna.
Lucas wants Donna tell Ringo what Andrew did but she's too busy organising things to worry about that, as the man in question sneaks out of the house. He still pushes her and she finally explains that Ringo will lose it if he finds out and she too departs the house to meet Kate.
Ringo somehow knows about Donna re- applying for a birth certificate but she doesn't tell him why, instead offering to pay for his water so he can head out for a run.
Meanwhile Kate is fielding calls from Candace – the troop got more work (which Sophie is pleased to hear), so Donna drags Kate aside and asks when she is going to tell her that she wants to do teaching instead of dancing. Kate admits she doesn't want to tell Sophie as she feels it's a connection to their mum although Donna points out that their mum would want her to do what makes her happy!
As the ladies are having a D&M, some random guy interrupts wanting Donna to show him what's what because she looks like a friendly sort of person! He departs when she mentions they are talking about things for her forthcoming wedding!
And the reason behind the guy becomes clear when we head outside – its Andrew's Plan B, he has paid Mr Handsome (Mark) to try and crack onto Donna and when he reluctantly hands over the cash, Lucas witnesses it.
Andrew walks off, hoping to ignore Lucas but he follows Andrew and tries to get out of him exactly what he did. Andrew doesn't play ball though and says he owed Mark money, which Lucas doesn't really believe but before he can say anything, Andrew heads off on a run.
Sophie joins Kate and Donna for cake. She tells them about finishing her 43rd book for the readathon and announces that she's decided to be a writer, adding that with Kate being a dancer they'll be the most creative house on the street! “Whatever you do, it has to make you happy,” Donna tries to subtly say but Kate doesn't pick up on the hint, instead sending Sophie home to do her homework.
Donna heads home to work on her wedding and Kate catches Michael as he comes into the store to tell him that she's not doing the placement, she's going to do dancing instead. He's cool with her decision and tells her to follow her dream for now; she can come back to teaching later.
Kate returns home and Callum asks if he can present the work he is working on in her class next week, so she's forced to say that she won't be there. Sophie and Callum then start bickering about it (she wants Kate to dance, he wants Kate to be a teacher) and he ends up walking out, feeling rather annoyed about Kate's news.
Realising his plans hasn't worked on Donna, Andrew tries Plan C working on Ringo (how he'll get a job in the US etc) but he doesn't get very far and indeed is told to shut his mouth!
“I'll be glad to see the back of Robinson when we leave,” Ringo tells Lucas when he and Andrew swap places. Ringo starts to explain why he said that and Lucas decides that he should be told about the other stuff too.
Andrew tries Plan D with Donna – stripping off his top when he comes back from running as he apologises for what he did. Donna isn't biting, so next is Plan E – pashing her! Unfortunately for him, at that moment in time Lucas and Ringo enter the house and see what he's doing – Ringo heads straight for Andrew and threatens him. Andrew stomps off and Donna tells Ringo to leave it as we head into the first commercial break.
And today's trip down memory lane is to 1989 with Paul and Gail Robinson going horse riding.
Ringo wants to know what's with Andrew's plans lately and why he's trying to crack onto her. Donna doesn't know why but does know that Ringo hitting Andrew won't help, even if he does think it will make him feel better! She then has to restrain Ringo when Andrew comes downstairs to exit the house and Lucas decides to go after him.
Lucas catches up with Andrew and wants to know what is going on and why the sudden jealousy. “No reason,” he replies and tells Lucas to mind his own business and stay out of his face after Lucas told him to grow up.
Declan and Indy come downstairs wondering what all the noise is about as he was trying to get her to sleep. Ringo explains about Andrew cracking onto Donna and says that she will have to move in with him (has he told Zeke/the K's?!) so he can keep Andrew from her!
Lucas returns and reports that Andrew said nothing although he still thinks its jealousy. Ringo wants to go after him but Donna says no and thinks there is more to it which she hopes to figure out when she goes for a run… once she's firmly told Ringo he doesn't need to come with her.
RINGO: I want to find him.
DECLAN: Leave it. If you try anything, Donna will get mad and you will be playing straight into Andrew's hands.
Lucas backs Declan up but Ringo asks what if the shoes were reversed and its Kate he's chasing. “Fair enough,” Declan replies and volunteers to go and chat with Kate to see if she knows what is going on with Andrew.
Kate tells Declan that she is none the wiser what is going on with Andrew while trying to dodge the footy that Callum and Toadie are kicking around!
Callum comes over to collect the ball and Kate tries to talk to him but he asks Declan to tell her to keep teaching. Declan hasn't got a clue what he's on about, so Cal tells him that she's giving up the teaching career to dance.
CALLUM: Tell her it's stupid.
Declan tries explaining that its Kate's decision and she'll do what's best for her. Callum reminds her that she got him to like school and he only joined in with the dance thing because she was teaching him it. “You should be a teacher,” he again tells her.
When Callum leaves to resume his kick- around with Toadie, Declan quizzes her as to whether she's made the right decision or not and she admits that she doesn't want to quit teaching.
KATE: I've made a really big mistake.
Declan wants her to go and tell Michael she's made a mistake but Kate still feels guilty about giving up the dancing career as its what her mum wanted for her. “Your mum wouldn't care what you were doing as long as you are happy,” he tries to tell her… which is similar to what Donna told her. Sophie appears from her room and Declan urges her to talk to Sophie and that she will understand.
Kate plucks up the courage to chat but Sophie still can't see where Kate is coming from, so she explains that while she likes dancing she doesn't want to make a career out of it. Sophie still doesn't get it, just thinking of what she and Harry went though to get Kate the dancing lessons… and that mum wanted her to dance too!
SOPHIE: How could you do this to her, to us?
She then storms out of the house refusing to listen to Kate any more.
Number 24/Lassiters Complex
Commercial break later and its musical montage time as “Trouble with Jonah” by Gersey starts playing.
We begin with Kate looking at old photos of herself dancing before Declan catches up with Sophie sitting at the statue in the complex. Next we're back at Number 24 with Kate telling a picture of her mum that she wants to teach and back at the complex Declan is trying to tell Sophie the same thing but she's still bitter. Declan tries being adult with Sophie – does she want Kate being miserable for the rest of her life? Sophie is quick to reply no but Declan points out that is what she is effectively saying. Reluctantly she concedes she is doing that because when Kate dances its like her mum is still here (as we cut back to #24 and see Kate crying). He tries asking what her mum would say about Kate quitting dancing and her initial reply is “I don't know” but he thinks otherwise and from the look on Sophie's face she does too.
“I know you'd want me to be happy,” Kate tells her mum as she puts the photo frame back on the sideboard, followed by a few seconds later that she's going to choose teaching and hopes if she's listening that she can make Sophie understand.
Donna is pleased to hear that Kate's choosing teaching when she joins her (Kate's waiting for Sophie to get home). They begin chatting about Andrew and Donna says she's figured out what's behind it and leaves her to it when she spots Declan and Sophie arriving home.
“If you want to teach, then that's what I want too,” Sophie tells her sister, adding that Harry agrees too (she called him). They hug each other and Sophie drags them all over to tell Callum the good news (he and Toadie are still kicking the footy around). Callum is relieved to hear the news and Toadie adds to the compliments about how she'll make a good teacher if she can make Callum interested in learning.
Kate does tell them not to get too excited though, she's still got to talk to Michael and he may have given her placement away and Sophie adds she's got to tell Candace too!
Callum spots Michael leaving #32 with his surfboard and leads them over to where he is. He tells Kate she's still got the place and that he'll see her at the next staff meeting. Cue big hug time!
Donna finds where Andrew has been hiding out – playing darts at Charlie's. She tells him that she's figured it out – when she leaves he'll have nobody on his side although he dismisses that notion. Donna also adds that over time things will improve with his dad. He still is rather despondent and nothing Donna seems to be saying is getting through to him.
DONNA: Please just come home and do the right thing. Stop pushing people away and acting like an idiot. It'll sort itself out.
Ringo doesn't believe Donna's friends theory but agrees to go with it for her sake. She departs to talk weddings and Lucas promises to keep an eye on them.
Andrew asks if they'd like something to eat (he's doing food in the kitchen) and Ringo initially says no but then when he's standing behind Andrew announces that he's got something for him and punches him! “Probably shouldn't have done that” Lucas says but Ringo isn't listening, indeed he threatens more (plus worse) of the same to Andrew if he touches Donna again.
Ringo departs as Andrew sits on the floor rubbing his chin whilst Lucas remains on the sofa shaking his head.
Final commercial break later and Lucas throws Andrew something for his injuries although Andrew isn't exactly appreciative of his troubles, accusing Lucas of enjoying what is happening. “You deserve what you got whatever your excuse,” Lucas says and a bitter Andrew points out that he isn't Mr Perfect! Lucas concedes he isn't Mr Perfect but tells Andrew that just now, he's beyond help. With his usual smirk on his face (Lucas is standing behind him as he sits on the sofa), Andrew's next tactic is to say that Donna won't be impressed.
LUCAS: Nah she's not because you're not going to tell her.
ANDREW: You reckon?
LUCAS: Look at you. You're like a pathetic little boy who tells tales when he doesn't get his own way. You've treated everyone in this house like dirt. Fact of the matter is nobody wants you here, so start sucking it up or get out.
Looks like Andrew's taken option 2 as he drops a backpack onto the ground while he pulls out his iPhone to tell someone that he's here. Whoever it is he's texted, replies back they will see him soon.
Next we see Andrew picking up the backpack and heading to someone's house and getting in via an open window.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Libby wanting to be the baby's godmother
- Tash annoyed then threatening Paul.
- Paul in two minds over his treatment of Andrew.
- Donna trying to get Andrew to talk to his dad.
- Paul not appreciative of Donna trying to talk to Paul.
- Andrew walking away from the RSR's.