- Jade assuring Sonya she'll keep her secret safe
- Rebecca encouraging Andrew to tell Paul about the baby
- Lucas and Mark at odds over the street racing debacle
Kate and Mark find Lucas sorting through the mail. Kate brings up Lucas's potential speeding ticket, reminding him it wouldn't have arrived yet. Karl pops in to round up the blokes for the calendar photo shoot. Lucas is reluctant to participate, still aggro towards Mark, but Mark manages to guilt him into it.
Number 30 - Backyard
Naked lawyer Toadie is posing behind some strategically placed law books, wearing a judge's wig and holding a gavel. Mark assists Lucas with the shots while Karl oversees the operation.
TOADIE: You're going to have to hurry up, I don't know how long I can stand on one foot. I don't know how Paul does it actually.
Karl harps on about wanting his photo to be an aerial shot as the higher angle is more flattering for a mature- aged man. Declan arrives for his shot but has to make it hasty - he's got a busy work day ahead. He's also looking for a sitter for India, so Toadie offers his and Sonya's services. When Karl starts going on about afternoon light, Lucas snaps at him and Mark has to quietly warn him to calm down.
Toadie limps in behind India, who is walking around with the help of a toy pram, and asks Sonya and Jade for help with baby- sitting. But the girls have no interest in playing Mary Poppins and leave Toadie to his own devices. Toadie panics because India's due for a sleep, but Jade suggests he just tire her out somehow. Maybe start by chasing after India, Toad, because she's running right out the front door...
Lyn wants to start cleaning up the house right away after the party but Susan hands her a cuppa and insists she relax. This doesn't last for long, though, as Toadie calls in with India to ask for some nap- time tips. Lyn suggests singing and Susan thinks that warm milk will help. Toadie looks panicked and wants to take detailed notes.
Paul tries to engage Kate in some chit- chat but she's still not interested in playing happy families with him. Andrew finds Paul and looks as though he wants to blurt out the pregnancy news, but Paul's too busy with work matters to listen. Lucas stops by for a coffee but when Kate starts talking about Mark his mood darkens. Kate's suspicious so Lucas has to lie and say he's just feeling lonely lately and seeing Kate and Mark so happy gets him down sometimes. Kate's sympathetic and says they'll try and not rub their relationship in his face.
Kate meets Mark on her break and talks about Lucas's loneliness, but Mark doesn't see why Lucas should have the right to dictate how much they see one another. Kate knows he and Lucas have had their bad moments lately but she wants Mark to cut him some slack.
Andrew tries to have another chat with Paul, this time under the guise of ideas for Robinson Entertainment, but Paul's still too busy. He says he'll catch up with Andrew later. Mark crosses paths with Lucas and gets stuck into him about making Kate suspicious, but Kate sees them all aggro and becomes even more suspicious. Nice one, Brennan. She demands to know what they're fighting about.
First Commercial Break
Kate has corralled the guys into the kitchen but they're both unwilling to speak. When she threatens to kick them both out of #24 for good, Mark pipes up and says he was on Lucas's case about the red light camera. He pretends that Lucas asked him to pull a few strings with the speeding fine. This riles Lucas up but he has to go along with it. Kate tells off Lucas for trying to take advantage of Mark and goes back to work. Lucas is dark on Brennan for making him out to be a weasel, but Mark says he's lucky he didn't tell Kate the truth.
Jade looks on as Toadie makes a feeble attempt at singing ‘Rock- a- bye Baby' to a very disinterested India. Like the good little actress she is, India starts crying right on cue - probably with all the sinister talk of boughs breaking and cradles falling. Toadie hops off to the kitchen to heat up some milk, leaving Jade to warily eyeball her young charge. Sonya laughs at her sister and says India won't bite, she's probably just bored. She sits next to the toddler with a drawing pad and pens and gets her to start scribbling. Jade comments on how natural Sonya is with India, but Sonya still refuses to provide Toadie with any further help.
Number 30 - Backyard
Karl struts around in his doctor's coat, stethoscope... and not much else, before getting into position and striking an elaborate pose for Lucas (who turns his face away in disgust). Toadie peers over the balcony to see how they're doing, yelping in fright when he gets an eyeful of his naked neighbour. Karl gloats that they're about to shoot the cover shot - it was supposed to be Brennan but Karl thinks he'll sell more copies. Toadie does a funny head tilt like, ‘You know what, you might be right', before heading back inside. Mark arrives just in time to witness the Karl Kennedy cheesy posing extravaganza (I have to say, though, Dr Karl is surprisingly muscly). Lucas pretty much just gives up and clicks away without even looking at Karl.
Sonya and Jade listen to India crying over the baby monitor while Toadie tries to calm her down in the bedroom. Jade doesn't get why her sister just doesn't help Toadie out, but Sonya is irritated that Jade keeps going on about it and warns her to keep her nose out of issues that don't concern her.
Second Commercial Break
Karl big notes himself to Susan and Lyn, telling them they should be worried about losing the competition after his glorious photo shoot today. They bump into Declan and chat about Toadie's babysitting escapades, but Lyn's too busy staring at another dad- in- training - Andrew, who is sitting uncomfortably with Paul. Andrew's got Paul looking over some Robinson Entertainment stuff and is trying to work up the courage to tell him about the pregnancy. But Paul receives an important work call and leaves Andrew in the lurch yet again.
Toadie moans to Sonya and Jade about India howling over the baby monitor and concludes that she must just hate him. He gets more and more miserable with every wail until Sonya finally gives in and goes to check on India. Toadie's stunned when India's cries turn into giggles the minute Sonya walks into the bedroom. Sonya walks out with India and says that she just needed a cuddle. Declan arrives to pick up his daughter and thanks Toadie for his help, but Toadie says all the thanks should go to Sonya.
Andrew makes one last attempt to tell Paul about the baby, but he gets sidetracked when Paul starts going on about his business ideas. Paul's proud of Andrew's achievements and says he's got a bright future ahead of him - he even bought him a new watch as a ‘well done' gift. Knowing he can't disappoint his dad right now, he leaves him be for the night.
Toadie, Sonya and Jade stop to chat with Mark and Kate and they talk about Toadie's babysitting duties. Toadie sings Sonya's praises and says that when they eventually have their own they won't cry at all - “You can get ones that don't cry can't you?” Kate says they'd have the cutest kids, and Toadie happily agrees, but Sonya just looks alarmed at the idea.
Third Commercial Break
While Jade's at the bar, Toadie calls Sonya “the baby- whisperer” and says she'll be an incredible mother one day. He notices that Sonya seems a bit uneasy with all the baby talk and tries to reassure her.
TOADIE: I know we haven't spoken about this before but I'm serious about our life together and I do want to have a family with you one day. A big one.
SONYA: I'm not sure I want kids.
Jade tries to help Sonya out by joking that they'd probably be better having this conversation another time in private away from sister- type- people. Sonya says that Jade's right, but Toadie looks troubled by the turn of events.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
SONYA: I don't think us having our own child is going to happen. It's just how I feel.
TOADIE: So let's adopt.
(Paul finally finds out about the pregnancy)
REBECCA: I think we have to try and be understanding.
PAUL: Yeah, I understand. I understand we have a disaster here.
(Michael and Tash come to #22)
MICHAEL: What are you saying about my daughter?
PAUL: She has lied before.
ANDREW: You are unbelievable.
PAUL: I am doing you a favour.
MICHAEL: What, by slandering my daughter?
(Michael isn't happy with how Rebecca handled things)
MICHAEL: I've watched you play happy families with him. Unless you want to tell me why you can't leave Paul right now, I'm out.
(There's a shot of Michael walking away from Rebecca in the park)