- Andrew annoyed with Declan for taking Paul's job
- Paul telling Andrew he needs someone to spy for him
- Andrew ratting out Diana to Paul
- Donna hitching a ride to the wedding in Lucas's ute
- The cops pulling Lucas over
5, 4, 3, 2, 1... DAY 3
Paul is looking out over the Lassiter's mezzanine when he hears someone walk up behind him. He turns around, but isn't surprised to see whoever it is.
PAUL: (in a dull tone) Well, hello.
10 hours earlier...
Andrew brags to Natasha that he “single- handedly” saved his dad from ruin. Natasha reminds him he's done stuff for Paul before and he hasn't thanked him; what makes this time any different? But Andrew just smirks at her and walks off to sit with his dad in the back row. Paul stares holes in the back of Rebecca's head, but she won't turn and look at him. Andrew asks Paul if he wants to keep tabs on anyone else, but Paul says no. He's just appreciative that someone is in his corner.
Up the front, Ringo is fretting about Donna not being on time. Karl and Susan joke around about their three weddings to try and take his mind off things, which works for about ten seconds.
Lucas and Nick advise Donna not to hound the cop in charge and make things worse, but Donna can't help herself and barges over for a chat. She tells the cop he's turning the best day of her life into the worst, but the cop says he's more interested in Mr Fitzgerald seeing as he's responsible for any unrestrained passengers (and he's also been previously convicted for driving offences). Suddenly, Constable Bogan arrives to save the day! She tells the grumpy cop she was in the station when his call came in - she knows these people.
Libby tells Susan and Prue that Zeke's trying to find Nick's mobile number but Donna seems to be the only one who has it (Prue doesn't have it for booty calls? Ew, mental images). Suddenly a police car drives up with the sirens on and Ringo has a meltdown, thinking the worst, but Constable Bogan quickly jumps out and opens the door for “the bride”. Karl says they should get this show on the road.
Kate and her hideous outfit run down to join Donna when suddenly ‘Ringo's' version of the Scott & Charlene wedding anthem Suddenly starts to play. Nick walks his daughter up the aisle and gives her a kiss on the cheek before she joins Ringo. He asks what happened but she says it's a long story.
DONNA: The song's beautiful.
RINGO: Paul put me onto it. He heard it years ago at his brother's wedding, I just re- recorded my own version.
The ceremony gets underway and it cuts straight to their vows.
DONNA: Ringo Brown, boy have you put up with a lot from me! But whatever crazy stuff's gone down you've always hung in there with me. Nearly always. And when you didn't it was my fault anyway. Sorry, I didn't mean to say that! What I wanted to say is I choose you for life, and it's the best decision I'll ever make. Because you and me together, we're fantastic.
Lucas records everything on video camera while Ringo takes his turn.
RINGO: That is why I love you, you're so true to yourself, it's amazing. You always speak right from your heart. I know that with you I am a better person. (He grins) Let's grow old and wrinkly together.
Rebecca can't help glancing back at Paul, but she still looks disgusted with him. Karl hands over the rings and Donna and Ringo slip them on while the celebrant announces them husband and wife. Donna exclaims, “Finally!” and goes in for a kiss while everyone claps and cheers. Well, except for Libby, who is too busy morosely staring at her ring- less wedding ring finger.
Paul has his hands over Donna's eyes while he guides her inside. When he takes them away she's stoked to see that the entire place has been decked out to look like a fairytale wonderland. She hugs Paul but he says Nick and Ringo played a part too (they snuck a look at her design book). Andrew interrupts to ask if he can have a quick chat with Paul.
Rebecca intercepts the bride and groom on their way to their table to give them a cocktail - aptly named the “chug- o- lero”. She warns them to drink slow; they're pretty potent! Libby calls out to Rebecca to hand back Doug's place card and says he's not coming. Susan says it's an easy thing to overlook, but Libby says she's fine (but doesn't look it when she puts her coat on Doug's empty seat).
Andrew has taken Paul aside to ask if he can leave school. He wants to start business training ASAP so he can take over from Declan one day. Paul reminds his son that he's only 17 and doesn't have any life experience that allows him to understand people. Andrew's all, “I've had business success”, but Paul reminds him that a few underground parties don't count - especially since the last one put him in debt.
PAUL: You track record with real people doesn't exactly fill me with confidence.
ANDREW: Like you know how to deal with real people.
Paul narrows his eyes and leans in close to intimidate Andrew, who has his best angry muppet face on.
PAUL: I beg your pardon?
ANDREW: You give everyone else a chance, but no, not me. You owe me.
PAUL: Now you listen to me. I might be your father, but I do not owe you a place in my company. You have to earn that. You show me some maturity and I might just consider it. Right now all I'm seeing is some spoilt little brat wanting a handout.
Today's nostalgia photo is old Jelly Belly Harold playing the tuba back in ‘96.
First Commercial Break
Andrew sulks in the background while Paul and Declan accidentally bump into one another. They grumble at each other, and Declan's bandaged hand is focused on, before Paul moves away to stand behind Donna and Ringo to make an unofficial wedding speech. He welcomes everyone on behalf of his ‘family' and asks them to ensure the happy couple have the best day possible.
Donna and Ringo thank Andrew, Summer and Natasha for coming before heading off to mingle with the other guests. While Summer's scoping out the present table, Natasha asks why Andrew's so grumpy and figures out it's to do with Paul. She teases that Declan could become Paul's new favourite son if he makes him a “gazillionaire“, which would mean Andrew would be cut out of the picture. This concerns Andrew.
Later, Zeke does his emcee thang and announces that it's time for Donna and Ringo's first dance. It starts off as a traditional waltz but then they bust out into a choreographed dance routine with the samba, Saturday Night Fever and all sorts of things thrown in. Zeke comes over all Beyonce and tells all the single ladies to join the couple, but Libby's the only one who (hesitantly) gets up (Kate, Summer and some randoms avoid eye contact).
In the corner, Michael and Lucas make a bet to see who can woo a singleton in the next two hours, but when they see it's Libby they call the bet off. Libby wanders over to them and asks Lucas if he's going to dance with her, but he claims blokes don't dance.
LIBBY: Ringo's dancing and dad's... (she sees him flailing about) trying.
Keep an eye on Susan and Karl in the background, they're priceless. At one point Susan throws her arms around so much she nearly knocks Karl out.
Lucas accidentally blurts out the fact that he and Mike had a competition going to see who could chat up a single lady first, but stops when he sees how unimpressed Libby looks. Mike runs off to refill his drink.
LUCAS: Look we cancelled as soon as we saw it was you on the dance floor (Libby's eyes widen). What I mean is, not because it was you. I mean, because it was you, because we know you. (Libby's eyes widen further) In a good way... Obviously. I'm going to shut up now.
LIBBY: Yeah good idea. You're just a little too late, though, don't you think?
Lucas looks shamed. Susan does her best helicopter impersonation behind them.
Later, dancing queens Karl and Susan come to check on Donna and Ringo, but they're having a ball. Ringo thanks them both for everything they've done. Over at the food table Libby gets her revenge on Lucas by flirtily dancing near him before tipping her drink all over his shirt. She smushes some cake into it as well for good measure.
Libby has driven Lucas back so he can change his shirt and borrow one of Karl's (I'd question why he couldn't just go to #22 and get one of his own, but then it probably wouldn't have led to this...). They banter more about the single stuff and Libby flirtily says she'll forget it if he tells her she was the hottest single at the wedding.
LUCAS: You're the hottest single at the wedding... Next to me.
LIBBY: In your dreams!
They laugh and stand close to one another, then try and pretend it's not a “moment” by acting normal. But when Lucas takes off his shirt it turns into a “MOMENT” and they start kissing.
Second Commercial Break
Number 28/Charlie‘s Bar
Libby puts her stockings back on and slips on her heels, while Lucas throws on a clean shirt. They flop down onto the couch laughing (Libby fully clothed, Lucas with only boxer shorts & his open shirt), like, ‘Did that just happen?'
LIBBY: That was unexpected.
LUCAS: I like surprises.
LIBBY: Never again.
LUCAS: Yeah absolutely not.
LIBBY: So wrong.
LUCAS: You're so right.
They start kissing again.
Michael sits down with Karl and Susan, asking if they've seen his BFF Lucas around anywhere. The Ks say he was with Libby, but they haven't seen either of them for a while. Susan hopes Lib is alright - weddings are really hard to get through on your own. Michael's all, “Hmm”, and Susan feels bad, but Mike says he's had a while to get used to it. Talk turns back to the MIA duo and Susan says that Lucas has been such a good friend to Libby lately, “He's probably off somewhere right now making her laugh.”
Cut to: Libby and Lucas pashing on the couch. Oh yeah, they're friends alright, Suse. With benefits.
Rebecca sits down next to Michael and Karl congratulates her on the chug- o- leros. Paul lurks around and asks Rebecca if it would be “too much” to ask for a dance. Rebecca retorts that it would be - but only with him. Instead, she drags Michael up for a dance (who looks uncomfortable yet pleased all at once). Mike warns her that he's not a great dancer, but Rebecca says that's fine, “You're a kind and decent man and that's all that matters”. Paul rolls his eyes and Summer chooses that exact moment to take a photo of him (and Andrew, who is glaring at him in the background). Karl cheekily offers Paul a chug- o- lero.
Natasha finds Andrew and craps on about his inheritance but Andrew just tells her to go away. She walks off and Andrew takes out his phone to make a call to Tim Collins & Associates. Meanwhile, Paul is still glaring at Rebecca and Michael having a grand old time dancing.
Everyone has gathered outside to say goodbye to Donna and Ringo as they head off for their honeymoon. The couple thank everyone and Donna pulls Nick and Prue in for a family hug, but invites Karl, Susan and Rebecca into the huddle as well. Zeke drives up in a Lassiter's convertible, decked out in balloons and with tin cans on string hanging from the back. Donna says she'll have the keys - she's the better driver. Kate hands Donna some comfy shoes for the drive (her last bridesmaid duty), and Donna asks if she'll be OK. But Kate says she'll be fine. After a little mishap nearly putting the roof up, Donna and Ringo drive off into the sunset while everyone waves farewell. Paul gets a call from Tim Collins and is not happy to learn what Andrew has been up to.
Paul is ropable when he finds Andrew. It turns out that he contacted Tim to try and access information about Paul's will.
PAUL: You're an even bigger idiot than what I thought. You didn't think that he might let me know? Andrew, that is a private document.
ANDREW: (shrugging) I want to know what I'm owed and when I get it.
PAUL: You see, that's why I never put you in charge of anything. Anyone with any business sense wouldn't have made that call.
ANDREW: Yeah and that's why I'm looking after myself.
PAUL: God you are such a child!
ANDREW: I saved your entire empire for you!
PAUL: No you just did some dirty work for me, that's all.
ANDREW: Well you know what, I wish I hadn't. I wish you had lost everything. All of it.
PAUL: Let's pretend that happened, in which case there'd be no money for you to wait around for. I'm getting Tim to take you out of the will. I'm signing you away tomorrow morning. Satisfied?
Paul walks off and Andrew looks like he's been punched in the gut.
Third Commercial Break
Summer is chatting with Kate when Andrew walks in, seething. Summer goes to check what's wrong and Andrew tells her what Paul just did.
ANDREW: You know what, I wish he was dead.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
(Ben asks Susan where Lib is - Susan springs Libby & Lucas at home)
SUSAN: Libby tell me you didn't.
SUSAN: You did!
(Toadie's having trouble with Callum at Charlie's)
TOADIE: You've got to come home.
CALLUM: No one cares that I'm here.
SUSAN: Hello Jarrod.
(Summer finally has ‘the chat' with Chris)
SUMMER: You were my boyfriend then you're gay. What does that say about me?
(Paul has words with Diana at Lassiter's)
PAUL: Word is out that you're toxic.
DIANA: You can't kick me out!
PAUL: I hope you had a very pleasant stay here at Lassiter's.
(Lyn confronts Paul)
LYN: Is there ever a day that goes by when you don't ruin someone's life?
(Diana speaks with someone on the phone)
DIANA: I need a contact in Melbourne.
(Someone trashes Paul's house)
LYN V/O: Paul's the most evil man I've ever met. This world will be a far better place without him in it.