- Libby and Lucas hooking up
- Summer putting on her “I'm fine” act about Chris
- Susan telling Toadie he's no longer part of their family
- Andrew ratting out Diana & Declan to Paul
- Paul telling Diana she's fired from Lassiter's
5, 4, 3, 2, 1... DAY 2
Toadie and Karl are walking out of Harold's together, acting quite cheery with one another, when they hear an almighty crash from the Lassiter's mezzanine. They're horrified as they witness Paul fall to the ground and quickly rush over to help him.
TOADIE: Is he alive?
3 hours earlier...
Diana's disgusted to see that she's been plastered all over the front page of the Erinsborough News. Lyn remarks that she must have done something pretty big to annoy Paul, which makes Diana a hero in Lyn's books. Diana snarls that she hasn't even started yet.
Diana shoves the paper at Paul and asks if it's the best he can do. She gloats that she's got half a dozen companies just clamouring to meet her back home, but Paul says that word has gotten out that Diana's “toxic”: no one will hire her. She storms away as Ben crosses over to Susan, at the punch bowl, to ask where his mum is.
Cuddling on the couch with nearly- naked Lucas, that's where she is. Libby and Lucas have worked up an appetite after their amorous activities, but before they can get food they hear Susan and Ben arrive home. Lucas grabs his clothes and runs out through the laundry just in time. Libby is worried that Susan is onto her, but it turns out Susan thinks that Libby and Lucas had a fight.
Chris asks Andrew if he's seen Summer (he was meant to arrive earlier but his gym shift ran late), but Andrew just shakes his head. Chris goes off to look for her while Declan asks Andrew if he's the “golden boy” of the company now. Andrew just plays along and says he'll be taking over before Declan knows it.
Michael finds Lucas fixing his shoe (that isn't accompanied by a sock) and asks where he's been. Lucas explains the shirt incident and Michael jokes that he thought Lucas ditched him for “dragon lady”. Lucas replies that Libby isn't that bad.
Susan and Libby are having a cuppa on the couch. Susan says she understands why Libby might be upset; weddings can be tough when you‘re alone. Libby tries to tell her mum that she's fine, but Susan thinks she knows best.
SUSAN: I can understand you taking your frustration out on Lucas.
Libby hides her smirk behind her coffee cup.
Giving Lucas an odd look, Michael reaches over and takes a galah feather out of Lucas's hair. Lucas mumbles something about Dahl dropping feathers everywhere before he rushes off to find food.
Libby wolfs down a Tim Tam while Susan says that Lib doesn't have to be defined by who she is, or isn't, with. Libby says she doesn't mind being single and shares a hug with her mum, freaking out when she spies Lucas's missing sock on the couch. Libby makes a big deal about heading back to the reception so she can have a dance with Ben, and quickly hides the socks under a couch cushion when Susan isn't looking.
Lyn oohs and ahhs over Diana's earrings, and is impressed when she learns they're from Paris. Lyn asks how she went with “the Prince of Darkness”, but Diana doesn't want to talk about it. Toadie and Sonya have brought Callum in to get something to eat, and to have a break from his new TV. Callum suggests they could go to the reception, but Toadie isn't comfortable with that idea. He goes to order some ice- creams and is surprised to see Summer helping out, but Lyn says that Sum volunteered.
Tash drags Chris in and Lyn asks how things are with his parents. Chris says they're slowly getting there. Tash talks Summer into coming back to Charlie's with them and comments that she's “so lucky to have a guy friend without all the hassles”. Summer plasters on a smile and agrees. When the teens exit, Toadie comments to Lyn about how unhappy Summer is. Lyn isn't sure how much longer Summer can hold it together.
Callum saunters over to Sophie, who is surprised to see him there. Sophie reminds him he can't just crash someone's wedding, but Cal reckons if you just act like you belong then no one will care. Point proven when Lucas gives Cal a cheery hello at the buffet table. Susan notices Libby and Lucas eyeing one another and says they need to sort things out. But Libby just wants to keep dancing with Ben.
On the other side of the dance floor, Natasha is engaging in her usual pastime of insulting people by telling Summer she moves “like a builder”. Summer walks off and Chris follows her to check if she's OK, but Susan joins them before she can answer to gush about how beautiful the wedding was. She rejoins Libby while Natasha takes her seat to complain about the small dancefloor.
NATASHA: Who has their wedding reception in a bar?
SUMMER: It's beautiful and it's very Donna.
NATASHA: So where would you and your Mr Perfect have your wedding reception? At a library?
SUMMER: I don't know but I've got plenty of time to figure that out.
NATASHA: Yes you do. Have to find yourself a real boyfriend first.
CHRIS: Tash that's not fair.
SUMMER: You know what? Marriage is a sexist, antiquated concept for people who are desperate for attention - like you.
Diana is trying to talk to someone on her mobile but the call cuts out. When she sees a porter carrying her luggage into reception her bad mood increases tenfold. She sees Paul behind the counter, who explains that since she no longer works for Lassiter's, all of her company benefits have been recalled - including her flight home, her credit cards and her mobile. Diana furiously says she can pay for her own room, but Paul tells her that everything is fully booked.
PAUL: Anyway if I were you I'd make every cent count. It could be a while before you're working again. Hope you had a very pleasant stay here at Lassiter's.
Diana grabs her bags and stomps away.
Today's nostalgia photo is of Henry in a DJ booth way back in 1989.
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Lyn sees Diana walk in with her luggage and takes pity on her. Diana asks if she can use her phone, and Lyn says she'll throw in a free coffee too.
LYN: Dealing with Paul Robinson is like playing in a wasps' nest; you're sure to get stung. It's kind of a matter of how badly really. Hey, I was married to the man.
DIANA: (surprised) Really? You don't seem his type.
LYN: Maybe that's why it only lasted a few hours.
DIANA: You should be grateful.
LYN: Oh I am, believe me. Paul's the most evil man I've ever met. This world would be a far better place without him, that's for sure.
DIANA: You're a smart woman.
Lucas catches up with Libby at the drinks table and says she's been avoiding him since she got back. Lib says that she didn't want Susan cottoning on, and lets him know they're supposedly fighting. They get flirty with one another again and Libby makes a suggestion that they could keep this little friends with benefits deal going if they wanted to. Lucas is tempted, but he doesn't think it would work with their history. Libby smiles and says he knows where she lives if he changes his mind.
Later, Toadie has finally realised that Callum's gone AWOL, but Cal wants to stay and hang out with Sophie and Ben. Toadie says he can't just invite himself, but Susan wanders over and offers a curt, “Hello, Jarrod”, before telling Toadie that Cal can stay if he likes. Toadie thanks Susan, but she just gives him a nod.
Summer's sitting with sulky Andrew at a table and assures him that Paul will come around eventually. But Andrew doesn't think so. Natasha sits with them and comments that Summer has found herself a “second non- boyfriend” to hang out with. Summer retorts that she hasn't seen Kyle around for a while, did he get sick of Natasha?
NATASHA: (to Andrew) Why are you hanging out with this handbag?
SUMMER: Natasha no one cares what you have to say.
NATASHA: (to Chris, as he sits down) Oh look, here he is, Summer's date for the next twenty years.
CHRIS: Well it suits me. We're friends and if she wants me as her date it's fine.
NATASHA: Until you find yourself a hot man, then what's she going to do? Didn't you ever wonder what was wrong? I know you said you wanted to take things slowly, but please.
ANDREW: Tash shut up.
Upset, Summer gathers her purse and runs out. Chris tells Natasha she's an idiot and chases after Sum.
Summer doesn't want Chris to see her cry, but Chris says she shouldn't listen to Tash, she's just trying to make trouble. Chris adds that Summer has been a really good friend to him, but Summer can't hide how hurt she is anymore.
SUMMER: Everyone is laughing at me. All this time we were together you were my boyfriend but you're gay. I mean, what does that say about me?
CHRIS: Nothing, it's not about you.
SUMMER: It is. I was meant to be your girlfriend. Was I that bad? Did I do something wrong?
CHRIS: Is that what you think, that it was you?
SUMMER: I don't know. Why didn't I see this coming?
CHRIS: How could you tell? I didn't even know.
SUMMER: Until you started going out with me.
CHRIS: Summer you didn't do anything wrong. You helped me realise who I am and you gave me the courage to be proud of it.
Lyn sees how upset Summer is and tells Chris that they might need a moment alone. Lyn takes Chris's place and tells Sum that she shouldn't expect Chris to understand all of what she's feeling, they've both got a lot of stuff to work through. But Summer's not in the mood and says Lyn's just as bad - if you factor Steph and Toadie into the equation too then nearly everyone in her life has been lying to her. She can't trust anyone.
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Andrew finds Summer sitting alone and says that Tash just doesn't know when to shut her mouth. Summer wants to know if she's a really judgemental person and Andrew admits that she has some pretty high standards. Sum says despite that, she always supports her friends, so why couldn't Chris confide in her? Andrew says that Sum was the last person Chris wanted to admit the truth to because he didn't want to hurt her. Sniffling, Summer says that Chris didn't trust her with something important; she feels that no one does. Casting an eye back at Lassiter's, Andrew says he knows the feeling. He puts his arm around Summer and gives her a kiss on the head.
Diana bumps into Declan and asks if there's any reason he decided to ruin both of their careers. Declan admits he stuffed up, but if it makes her feel any better Paul is hell- bent on destroying him too. Grabbing his arm, Diana growls that the only thing that will make her feel better is annihilating Paul. Declan says that he has nothing more on Paul, and besides, Paul keeps all his important documents locked away in the house where Declan can't get to them. This gives Diana an idea.
Susan remarks that Lib will sleep well tonight with all that exercise. It takes Lib a moment to realise Susan's talking about the dancing. They head out with their piece of wedding cake and Susan says that Ben and Cal are going to sleepover at Sophie's tonight. Michael and Lucas wave at them as they leave. Michael doesn't reckon Libby's conciliatory mood is going to last - they'll be at each other's throats again tomorrow. Lucas shares a smirk with Lib while he says that she can be pretty full- on.
Andrew waits in the background while Summer goes over to Chris to apologise for before. She admits that all this “stuff has tapped into other stuff, which has really got nothing to do with you”. Chris says that's a good thing - this way they can both have issues. They smile at one another and Summer gives him a kiss on the cheek.
Lyn sees Toadie and Sonya and asks if they found Cal. Toad says Cal's gone home with Ben after crashing the wedding, but Susan said he could stay. “She called me Jarrod,” he sadly notes. Sonya assures him it will just take some time, but Toadie is starting to have doubts. Paul passes by in the background, talking to someone from the newspaper, when he notices Lyn, Toadie and Sonya staring at him.
LYN: You're an evil man.
PAUL: Oh Lyn, don't you ever get sick- to- death of hearing the sound of your own cheese- grating voice?
LYN: Is there ever a day that goes by when you don't ruin someone's life?
PAUL: There's always tomorrow.
Lyn has had enough and goes back into the shop, but Sonya suddenly bursts out in an angry rant.
SONYA: Do you know what, Lyn's right. You are repulsive! What you did to Libby and Steph and Toadie, I mean, you get off on making people's lives miserable!
PAUL: (unperturbed) Wow, the mouse squeaks.
SONYA: Ugh. So many people hate you. How does it feel to live like that?
Paul just shrugs and Toadie guides Sonya away, telling her not to waste her breath. Diana sees Paul put his keys away in his pocket and saunters over to him for a lingering kiss and says it's “something to remember me by”. How Paul didn't feel Diana grabbing the keys out of his jacket pocket I'll never know, but let's just play along shall we.
Diana's gloved hands knock on the front door a few times to make sure that no one is home before she lets herself in with Paul's keys. Somehow she knows to go straight to the wall unit to unlock the bottom cabinet, but there's nothing in there. Enraged, Diana starts to wreck the place, throwing things around and smashing photos and ornaments to make it look like a break in - but she just leaves Paul's keys on the couch. The camera lingers on a smashed photo frame of Paul & Rebecca.
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Diana thanks Lyn for minding her bags and asks if she can use the phone again. Once she's alone, she dials a number.
DIANA: Good, you're there. I need a contact in Melbourne. I need someone taken care of.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
(Lou has a word with the Kennedys)
LOU: Toadie's been part of your family for fifteen years, isn't it time you all moved on?
(A smashed photo of Paul, Rebecca, Declan & India is put back on a shelf)
DECLAN: The Robinsons are poison.
PAUL: Declan joined sides with Diana.
REBECCA: What the hell has happened to this family?
DECLAN: It's not a family it's a car crash.
(Andrew tries one more time with Paul)
ANDREW: You do not need any of them. I mean we're Robinsons, we're blood.
PAUL: Andrew I own you.
(Diana confesses to Rebecca)
DIANA: You should know the truth. Paul betrayed you.
(Shots of Andrew, Declan & Diana all looking angry)
(Diana talking to some guy, but you can only see the back of his head)
DIANA: Just make sure the job is done to my satisfaction.
(Paul being pushed off the Lassiter's roof)