This week on Neighbours
- A run- through of potential candidates for pushing Paul.
- News about Paul's condition.
- Accusations and counter accusations over who pushed Paul.
Previously on Neighbours
Libby and Lucas being “friendly”.
Paul falling from the mezzanine level of Lassiters.
Lucas and Toadie watch on as the police investigation into Paul's fall begins. They speculate over what happened and Lyn reckons someone pushed him (repeating what everyone is thinking) when she joins them.
Toadie spots Diana and goes over to tell her what happened and that Paul did survive although he is in intensive care. She cuts the conversation to say bye to him as she is leaving Erinsborough this morning.
“Another person totally overcome with grief,” he mutters as he heads back to rejoin Lucas and Lyn.
Karl and the other docs are tending to Paul as his family wait outside. Declan reassures his mum that Paul will be fine and she is of the same mentality too. Karl comes out to give them an update – the internal bleeding has been stabilised and he has a broken arm as well as some broken ribs. He adds that Paul isn't out of the woods yet, its going to be a day to day proposition.
Toadie arrives with Kate and hands Rebecca a change of clothing for them all too. Rebecca walks over to where Kate is looking at Paul and reassures her that Paul will be fine.
Karl updates Susan on the phone and she relays the info to Libby. Susan debates whether to phone and let Ringo and Donna know but Libby thinks no and to let them enjoy their honeymoon. She also asks her daughter if she will be seeing Lucas to sort out their “argument” and Libby agrees to meet him and oops just at that moment in time, Susan finds Lucas' socks and knows they don't belong to someone in #28 but quite put her finger on where she has heard the name ‘Riada' before. “That's right, they are Lucas'” Libby casually throws into the mix and naturally Susan wants to know why they are there!
Libby returns Lucas' socks to him after “washing them” I.e. the excuse she gave to Susan over why his socks were in #28 (Lib didn't hang around to see if Susan believed her). Despite recent events, both would like a repeat performance even if they think they shouldn't and thus try to talk their bodies out of it even if the body language suggests otherwise!
Kate tells and unconscious Paul that Sophie and Harry send their love and tells him to get better. When ladies (Rebecca is with her) exit the room, Kate tells Rebecca that everyone has decided not to let Donna and Ringo know and Rebecca is happy to go along with that. Rebecca asks Kate if she'd look out for Declan but feels given what's happened between them that she can't.
Meanwhile, Andrew is on the phone to Summer (leaving a message) backtracking that what he said about his dad, he really didn't mean it however his attention is soon drawn to something else – the police have arrived.
Detective Mark Brennan introduces himself to Rebecca (he's seconded to the investigation) and Declan introduces himself and tries to put him off asking Rebecca some questions, but she is up to them. Toadie butts in too to introduce himself as their friend and lawyer but Det. Brennan reassures him its just a routine chat and not wanting to be left out – Karl introduces himself too wanting to know what is going on! Det. Brennan informs them that Paul's fall wasn't an accident; there is evidence to suggest Paul was pushed. Rebecca goes off with him (and he stops Declan from following) and a uniformed officer puts a sign up on Paul's door announcing that Paul is now under constant police supervision and thus permission to enter is required!
And today's trip down memory land is back to 1992 when Beth Brennan started working for Doug Willis.
Det. Brennan asks Rebecca when she last saw Paul (10pm the night before) and given Paul's colourful past is there anything they should know about that has happened recently (nothing comes to mind despite a flashback telling her she should have mentioned Declan/Diana).
Meanwhile outside, Declan is fretting about his mum being questioned but Toadie reassures him its routine before he leaves to take a call. Kate tries to talk to him (following on from Rebecca's request) but he sullenly informs her that he is fine.
Back with the questioning and Det. Brennan wants to know why Paul was at the mezzanine and she begins to say they were at the wedding before becoming upset. “You didn't go home together?” he asks and Rebecca has a flashback to Diana telling her that Paul was unfaithful and when it finishes, she is so upset the interview can't continue.
Lucas arrives wanting a chat but his nose is drawn to what Libby has been cooking – a casserole (for Rebecca) that didn't turn out as expected and is now only fit to be served to the pets! Getting back to why he's round, he admits that yesterday was fun and is about to ask for a repeat performance but Lib cuts him off to say she can't handle anything serious at the moment. However as like their earlier scene in Charlie's, their body language is saying the exact opposite to what is coming out of their respective mouths and they eventually get out their diaries to find some time in their hectic schedule. Its a disaster though, when one is free the other has something on but Libby volunteers to change some of her plans to make time but all talk of that is curtailed when Susan arrives home and is glad to see they've got over their “argument”.
SUSAN: I've just been to Harold's to get a few necessities, milk, bread, washing powder…
Cue two guilty faces before Libby suddenly announces that Lucas is leaving and they'll confirm their “school dates” later on.
Toadie confirms to Lyn that Paul's fall wasn't an accident when their chat is interrupted by the arrival of Det. Brennan wanting a chat with Lyn.
Lyn is very nervous as she is being interviewed and confirms she was married to Paul (just for a day) but didn't notice anything out of the ordinary before she went home, with Lou covering for her and suggests he might get more info from Lou since it was him who locked up. He shows her a pic of the earring they found near where Paul fell and asks if anyone has been in to enquire about lost property and Lyn (after a flashback to Diana wearing the same earrings) informs him of who was wearing it. When he asks what sort of relationship Diana and Paul had, she replies that Paul fired her and shows him a copy of the Erinsborough News with the article Paul wrote about Diana.
Diana arrives at the airport and just as she is about to enter the terminal, Det. Brennan stops her because he wants a little chat with her.
Lyn has told Kate about what she told the police and she gets some sympathy too from Libby and Susan when she brings over their coffees.
Libby tries not to rise to Susan's bait about Lucas' “washing” but she doesn't hold out for too long before admitting it. “Are you doing this to get back at Steph,” Susan asks and Libby flatly denies it then puts her hands up to say subject closed.
SUSAN: If I find any more socks on the couch I'm warning you, I'll give them to your father!
SUSAN: Lib I'm all for a bit of fun but honestly Lucas!
Lib acknowledges her mum's point and they resume drinking their coffees.
Diana isn't impressed she's being held for questioning as she stews away in the interview room.
Rebecca breaks down crying.
Diana has been watching her police TV shows and knows her rights but Det. Brennan is trying to keep their chat informal however he comes out all guns blazing when he shows her the photo of her earring found close to where Paul fell. “We believe its yours” he puts to her.
Rebecca looks at her teary reflection in a mirror.
Meanwhile out in the corridor, Declan accidentally bumps into Andrew, and the youngster accuses him of putting Paul in hospital. He isn't exactly being quiet in his accusations, so much so, Rebecca leaves the relatives room in time to see Karl pulling them apart after they squared up to each other. Rebecca isn't impressed at them fighting each other and Declan has a dig back at Andrew until Rebecca reminds her son that Paul is Andrew's dad and goes to comfort Andrew.
The initial interview for Diana is over but while she is free to leave the station, she isn't free to leave Australia as Det. Brennan holds onto her passport until her story can be checked out. “My statement will check out detective,” she confidently informs him and adds that she isn't the person who he should be talking to.
DIANA: You want Rebecca Robinson.
Rebecca lays down the law to the boys – what's happened is in the past, none of that matters now, all that does is that Paul needs them and that he will get through it. “How do you know that?” Andrew asks. “He will,” is her curt reply to that and wants them to show Paul that he has a family supporting him.
Her pep- talk is interrupted when Det. Brennan arrives wanting another chat so she can tell the truth.
She accompanies the police and Declan gets his mobile out and calls Toadie. “We need your help.”
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- The police wanting to know about Paul's adultery with Diana.
- Diana throwing accusations around.
- Declan begging Kate for an alibi for Rebecca.
- Donna and Ringo on honeymoon in their haunted venue.
As the credits roll, there is a change to them – Donna is now listed as Donna Brown.