This week on Neighbours
- Donna asking for advice on her designs.
- Summer reciprocating Andrew's love for her.
- Jade questioning her sister.
- Lyn pleading with Paul.
Previously on Neighbours
- Rebecca and Michael being interrupted as they are about to kiss.
- Declan reminding Rebecca of the consequences of Paul finding out.
- Sonya telling Toadie about her background.
- Sonya hiding photos of Callum and Toadie.
- Jade puzzled why Sonya is keeping news of her boyfriend from her.
- Sonya chucking Jade out of #30.
Rebecca just so happens to be putting out her wheelie bin when Lucas drives Michael home from hospital. He rejects Lucas' invite to a beer due to him still being on medication and as he spots Rebecca his face breaks out into a mega smile. The pair meet in the middle of the street and both are very coy with each other, more so when they spot Declan. Michael asks when he will see her next but she shrugs her shoulders in reply and begins to head into #22. “Take care,” he says as she turns away from him.
Declan chastises his mum when she reaches him, fearful that Paul will find out, but she is in a determined mood! “Let him,” she tells her son. He tries a different tact, to get Rebecca to finish things with Michael – Paul will destroy him too.
DECLAN: You have to… for all our sakes.
Sonya brings back out the photo's she hid.
Donna helps Jade set up her bed on the couch, rejecting the offer of using Libby's room. She also mentions to Jade that Toadie is back tomorrow and she admits that she is looking forward to meeting him.
Lucas returns some tools he borrowed before Toadie can spot they are missing. He asks if she is overreacting, when he brings up the topic of Jade but she is adamant that isn't the case, adding that Toadie and Callum are her family now and it's better if Jade stays away.
Jade gets into her bed.
Number 32 (next day)
Michael receives a visitor – Rebecca. He's quick to say that he's alone so that they can talk freely and she opens up him that they need to cool things off or Paul could come after him.
MICHAEL: I don't care.
REBECCA: You don't know what he is capable of.
MICHAEL: He doesn't know what I'm capable of!
“Oh Michael,” she says then the two of the kiss one another.
Rebecca returns home, telling Paul she was out for a walk. This satisfies him and he heads off to work at the newspaper. “A good walk,” Declan asks when they are alone and she admits to him that she couldn't call things off because she can't switch off how she feels about Michael. He reminds her about Paul, but she puts forcefully tells him that she needs this - he (and Declan/Indy) are the only positive things in her life just now.
REBECCA: Don't you ask me to give it up.
Sonya dishes out the hugs when Callum and Toadie arrive home. We hear that Toadie's been in the wars too – he crash landed from a flying fox and has damaged his knee, so has arrived home on crutches. “So where's your sister?” Callum asks and is disappointed to find out she's gone home although she does add that Jade may come back one day. Meanwhile, because Toadie's incapacitated, Sonya is sent out to empty the car.
Sonya is stunned to find that Jade is still around when she's just about emptied the car (Jade and Donna are back from a run). “Are your boys' home,” Jade asks and Sonya replies that they are but does her level best to put her off meeting Toadie. Donna drags Jade inside to meet him (oblivious to Sonya's anguish) as Sonya rushes after them.
Donna starts the intro's between Jade/Toadie/Callum when they get into the house. Jade shoots her sister a look when Callum tells her his real name (she only knew him as Squid) but it's missed by the others as they talk about how Toadie got his injury. Donna suggests everyone heads to Charlie's and again like the look, unseen, Sonya shakes her head at Jade to say no and right enough, she rejects the offer and instead hurriedly leaves the house much to the bemusement of the others. Sonya follows her sister outside.
Sonya shouts on her sister to stop, which she does. “Is that him?” Jade asks and Sonya replies that it isn't what she thinks. Jade isn't accepting that reply and wordlessly Sonya acknowledges her question. Whatever it is about, Jade is absolutely stunned and rejects Sonya asking for her to come inside and talk although she does add that it was why she wanted Jade to leave town. Jade asks what she is supposed to do now before walking away as we head into the first commercial break.
Sonya paints a false happy face when she returns inside, and puts what happened down to it being “just Jade” and the fact the two of them haven't seen each other in a while. Donna bails to let them chat and again, when Toadie asks her about Jade the false happy face goes on again.
Jade plays along with Sonya's excuse about her behaviour when she runs into Donna and Zeke in the bar. She then subtly quizzes Donna and Zeke about how Sonya met Callum and Toadie.
Michael and Rebecca share a smile at each other when he walks into the bar. He goes over to where Declan is working on his lappy to reassure him that he does care for his mum and doesn't want to see her get hurt. Finally he approaches the bar and you can feel the tension between the two of them. Michael suggests they have lunch, away from Erinsborough if necessary, and she agrees to meet him in the car park in 5 minutes.
Michael gets into Rebecca's car and she admits it's crazy! Giggling like a school kid, they get ready to go until she spots Paul heading towards his car. Thankfully Declan intervenes, to ask Paul a question, which allows Michael to slip out of the car unnoticed. When Rebecca does see Paul, he's surprised to see her, so she explains that she left her phone in the car and he seems happy enough with her explanation.
Sitting on a bench in the middle of the complex, Rebecca calls Michael to reassure him that she doesn't think they were caught – she feels they'd have known about it if they had been! Declan joins her to quiz her on her actions and she explains that she didn't think Paul would be leaving the complex.
Paul joins them and hands over the info to Declan (his excuse to help Michael escape). Thankfully for Rebecca, he spots Donna, and when she (and Zeke) joins them, they chat about New York instead – Elle's arranged for a car to pick Donna up from JFK. He also adds if she needs anything else, she just has to ask.
“It's still really dangerous,” Declan explains to his mum when the others leave and he realises she isn't going to give up seeing Michael. “Do not try and talk me out of this,” she tells her son and he agrees to help even if she may not see that that is necessary!
Declan hands over to his mum a copy of Paul's schedule for the next couple of weeks (he got it from Paul's PA on condition he takes her to dinner) so she knows when he won't be around. She is reluctant to use it because it's “too organised” but Declan reminds her that she needs to be organised if she wants to keep on seeing Michael. “Just stick to that,” he tells her before leaving.
Sonya tells Toadie and Callum to find a table when the three of them enter and she spots Jade sitting at the bar. “We need to talk,” she tells Jade but she isn't following her suggestion of talking in a few days after Jade has gone home! Their chat is interrupted when Lucas arrives in the bar and joins them and Jade invites him to join Sonya, Toadie and Callum – although it looks like Sonya is heading for a nervous breakdown!
Sonya misses the easiest pot of the year when Jade brings up her chat with Donna and Zeke over how Sonya met Toadie (and Callum). Sonya tries to get her sister to shut up but Jade ignores her so she ropes Jade into helping get another round of drinks instead.
“What are you doing?” Sonya asks Jade as soon as they get to the bar and out of ear shot of the others. Jade plays the innocent but Sonya isn't falling for it, instead she warns he sister to drop it and not to go near them. “Fine,” Jade tersely replies back before grabbing her jacket and exiting the bar.
Sonya however follows her sister out of the bar and forcefully grabs her arm to get her attention. Jade isn't amused because it was sore and reminds her about going down that road again!
SONYA: Look, I know what you are thinking.
JADE: Then you'll know I think it's wrong.
SONYA: Jarrod and Callum are my family now.
JADE: And I'm not? How can you be happy about all this?
SONYA: Because I love them Jade.
JADE: But you're lying to them… both of them.
SONYA: I never meant for it to turn out like this.
JADE: How long did you expect you could keep something like this a secret?
JADE: They have a right to know.
SONYA: No, no. Please, please, they can't find out like this.
JADE: No, no, no. You might be able to lie to them but I can't.
Whatever this secret is, Jade is intent on telling it as she hastily re- enters the bar, quickly followed by Sonya trying to stop her revealing whatever it is. Sonya admits that while she does want to tell them, because of the crap year Toadie's had, she can't. “You know this will come out,” Jade points out but Sonya is intent for whatever it is, coming out how she intents it to be and not any other way.
JADE: You should have sorted this out a long time ago. Callum deserves to know he's your son! And if you won't tell him, I will.
The ladies turn round and look at Callum.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Sonya asking for more time then telling Toadie there is something she needs to tell him.
- Jade reminding Sonya that Callum may do some digging of his own when he is older.
- Jade quizzing Callum about his family.
- Susan surprised that there is a problem with the insurance for #26.
- Lyn telling Summer she just wants to move on.
- Paul confronting Lyn.