Previously on Neighbours
Callum winning a cruise in a scavenger hunt and presenting it to Toadie and Sonya because he's underage.
Tash trying to put Poppy off her dad and being caught out by her dad.
Lyn not complementary about woody.
Steph taking off after rejecting Lyn's intervention.
Rebecca making it clear to Paul that she won't play happy families when they are alone.
Donna stops by Charlie's to check with Rebecca if Paul is up to visitors (he is) and she puts on the false smile as Donna rabbits on about being glad that she and Paul are back together.
Lyn enters the bar (as Donna leaves) to drop off an invoice and Rebecca tells her about Paul moving home. She is surprised at how calmly Lyn has taken the news until she explains about Steph taking off and cutting herself off of contact. Rebecca reassures Lyn that Steph just needs some time out but will return but Lyn isn't quite so sure.
Steph is sitting at the front door when Woody asks if it's okay for some mates to come around (it is) before he leaves to get some supplies in. He's a bit surprised at how quiet she is but is glad to have her around. When he does leave though, the sound of a crying baby enters Steph's head and to get rid of it she turns on the stereo very loudly!
Charlie asks his Nan if his mum is returning tonight and she explains that his mum is still with her friend and gets him back into colouring in as a distraction.
Summer approaches Lyn away from Charlie to talk about how sick Steph is with PND - she's been doing some research online. She wants to do something but Lyn replies no, they've just got to give Steph some space.
Tash is still sulking with her dad when they enter the bar and sulks over to a table while he stands and chats with Rebecca at the bar over his problem. Rebecca suggests Tash get a part- time job and goes one step further by offering her a job at the bar doing general duties and he agrees to think about it.
Callum enters the bar to show off a text he's just literally received from Toadie who is in Sydney on his cruise – it's the two of them in Sydney… well a cardboard cut out of Callum.
And just seconds after Callum has received the text, we head to Sydney where Sonya has literally just finished taking (and sending) the pic. With the sights of Sydney in the background (Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney tower) he admits he's still anxious about things at home but she tells him to relax, they'll be home soon enough.
Just as they've taken a final pic, an interloper joins them – and he turns out to be Sonya's ex, Eli, who also going to be joining them on the cruise! (He's a journalist covering it) Sonya does the intros between the guys and Toadie explains the cardboard cut out (its so Callum still feels he is there with them and not missing out). Toadie doesn't look too impressed when Eli mentions that he's looking forward to hanging out with them!
Sum calls round to enlist Andrew's help in trying to track down where Steph is (Lyn doesn't know where Woody lives). Initially he doesn't look keen to help but agrees to do so.
Andrew is back in businessman mode talking to the promoter of the gig they went to, to try and get info on Woody. The guy is very reluctant to do so initially but Andrew talks him round with a tale or two and he coughs up Woody's address.
When the guy leaves, Summer rushes over but Andrew is reluctant to hand over the info because he fears she'll get hurt (given Woody's background) but eventually she gets the info because she wants to bring Steph home.
Sum and Andrew find Woody's place and watch on unnoticed as all the bikers Woody invited, sit around drinking beer. After a moment or two, they eventually see Steph and can see straight away all is not right even though it looks like Steph is putting on a front to Woody. “We have to get her out of here,” she tells Andrew as we head into the first commercial break.
And today's trip down memory lane is to 1989 and Mike Young timing Matt Robinson at swimming.
As Steph and Woody head off to get more beer, Andrew pulls Summer away from their hidey hole but as they are leaving, Woody spots them. Sum explains that she is so worried and asks that Steph isn't mad at her. “Just go home Summer,” Steph replies and walks away from her.
Tash pleads that she doesn't have the time to work when she is told about her new job although Michael sarcastically replies that it's the opposite! Her further pleas fall on deaf ears and Michael walks out after saying he'll be back to pick her up at the end of her shift. “Welcome to the team,” Rebecca says to her as she's told to go and look for some rubber gloves.
Donna pops in to tell Rebecca that Paul's been trying to contact her and she puts it down to her battery being flat although does say she will call him back.
Tash tries one last move to avoid working – paying Kim (a talking for the day employee!) $10 to cover but her offer is declined.
Toadie sets up a picnic for the three of them (cardboard Callum is still there) and subtly asks Sonya about Eli where she reveals they dated for 6 months. And as they chat, guess who just happens to jog by… yes you've guessed it Eli! Toadie turns down the offer of joining him for a jog and begins to feel a bit self- conscious when Eli jogs off.
Callum shows off his latest pic from Sydney to Michael as the ‘I'm so peeved I'm working' Tash passes by and collects Callum's glass, not exactly pleased to be working!
Michael leaves Callum to head to the bar and see if Tash has been okay from Rebecca. She reassures him that she has been fine but is impressed he's hanging out to make sure his daughter is okay.
Lyn collects her takeaway order from Kim and Rebecca asks if there has been news from Steph, there hasn't, before emphasising with Lyn.
Summer and Andrew make themselves at home on a sofa… well about as home they can be whist surrounded by bikers! Eventually Steph spots her and isn't impressed at Summer still being there but she makes it clear that she isn't leaving without Steph – she (as well as Lyn) is worried about her. Sum is about to blurt out what Steph did but Steph is quick to deflect that and makes it clear she doesn't need looking after and won't be returning home.
SUMMER: You've just had a baby.
Oops! Steph so doesn't want anyone, particularly Woody, to hear that however Summer hasn't finished drops it in that Steph has another child too.
SUMMER: (childlike) Steph…
Commercial break later and Steph frogmarches Summer to Woody's Ute, annoyed at her for what she said (and Woody sounds like he's annoyed at Steph not telling him about her kids). She orders Andrew into the Ute too and demands the keys from Woody before driving away.
With the sun beginning to set behind the Opera House, Eli waits for Toadie to catch up with him. As Toadie pecks away trying to recover, Eli drops it into the conversation that he broke up with Sonya and took up running, where he now runs a half marathon every day! Eli suggests they do another lap but the knackered Toadie rejects the offer, citing he needs to take more pics of Callum, and retreats to where Sonya is sitting as Eli jogs off.
When he rejoins Sonya, she tells him that he doesn't need to keep up with Eli and makes it clear that he is her very ex- boyfriend. Toad is happy to hear that and just as he's said he is cool with things, she brings up Eli's invitation to them to join him for a meal. “I couldn't say no,” she pleads and he reassures her that he is fine about it.
Velero restaurant, Woolloomooloo Wharf
The trio (yes cardboard Callum is there too) join Eli at a restaurant but Toadie begins to feel left out when they start reminiscing about their past (singing karaoke) however Toadie suggests they have a karaoke competition which Eli is only to happy to enter into.
Steph arrives back with Summer and Andrew and he leaves as soon as Steph stops. Sum tries the emotional angle with Steph, asking how long should she tell Charlie that she is going to be away for, but Steph isn't falling for it.
SUMMER: Please come inside, he'd love to see you.
SUMMER: Steph, you're scaring me.
Sum realises she isn't going to win this round, so gets out of the Ute and as soon as she does, Steph does a 3- point turn and leaves Ramsay Street as we head into the final commercial break.
Lyn immediately consoles an upset Summer when she enters the house. “What's wrong with her,” Sum says then goes on to tell Lyn about her trip and that Steph was so mad, she drove her home. Lyn is astonished that Steph was so close to home.
SUMMER: I know you said I shouldn't talk to her until she was ready but I honestly thought I could help her. What if I've made this whole thing worse?
Lyn consoles and reassures Summer that it isn't her fault.
SUMMER: I hardly recognised her Nan.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
The karaoke competition!
Summer wondering who is going to get through to Steph.
Steph rejecting a call from her mum.
Woody chatting to Steph.
Susan and Libby talking about what Steph has done.
Lucas going to Woody's.
Summer suggesting they call the police but Lucas has an idea.
Steph receiving a visitor.