- Mark asking Lucas to help him take down Garland
- Garland hitting on Kate in the bar
- Paul trying to upset Rebecca and Michael
- Andrew and Tash finding out about Rebecca and Michael
Paul asks Andrew where he's been but isn't too surprised when he says #32. Paul doesn't blame his son for having a go at Michael, in fact, he finds the whole idea quite entertaining judging by the small smirk on his face.
Tash yells at her dad and says the whole affair is really embarrassing and wrong. Michael tries to explain that Rebecca was in a loveless marriage but Tash can't move past the fact that there was cheating involved.
TASH: You just get the hots for another man's wife and you just go for it? I looked up to you. How stupid was I?
TASH: No, you're my dad. You're not meant to do this sort of stuff.
Paul tells Andrew that they've got nothing to be ashamed of - they're Robinsons, and they stick together no matter what. Paul scowls and adds that “Rebecca Napier” has no place in their lives.
Charlie's Bar/Number 32
Michael rings Rebecca to check up on her and tell her that Andrew and Tash haven't taken the news of their relationship well at all, as expected. Rebecca says she's closed the bar early so she can go see a few people and explain her side of the story before all the rumours start. Michael tells her to call him if she needs to.
Rebecca explains to Kate and Sophie that she's left Paul. Kate can understand why, but Sophie is upset that they won't be a proper family anymore. Rebecca assures her that she'll always be an aunt- figure for her no matter what. She starts to say there's something else she needs to tell them...
... But we cut to Karl and Susan's reaction as Rebecca finishes explaining about Michael. They're surprised, of course, but still completely understanding. Karl thinks he can offer some pearls of wisdom having “been in Rebecca‘s position”, but Susan shoos him away so she and Rebecca can chat properly. Rebecca admits that she didn't feel as though she could talk about Michael, but Susan says she can tell her anything; “You're not alone anymore”.
Number 32 - Next Morning
Andrew and Tash are going over last night's messy revelation. Andrew calls Rebecca a hypocrite and says he feels sorry for his dad. Fuelling her own agenda, Tash says that being cheated on must feel like the worst thing in the world and people who are that low need to pay for what they've done.
TASH: Could you do that, though? Deceive someone like Dad and Rebecca did?
ANDREW: No I'm nothing like them.
Tash's face pretty much conveys everyone's thoughts right now: LIAR!
Declan tells Kate they should organise some drinks for next week for her birthday. Kate thinks that's a nice idea, but all Sophie can focus on is wondering what Mark's got Kate for her birthday. They watch Mark and Lucas deep in chat- mode at a table, and Sophie wrongly assumes they're talking about Kate's present, not realising they're finalising a plan to set up Garland this afternoon. Kate's phone goes off and Sophie tells her she's set up a plot device... I mean, changed her ring tone to an obnoxious, loud song that could go off AT ANY TIME. WINK NUDGE.
Michael drops by to explain things about Rebecca to Lucas, but Lucas is only half- listening as he preps the garage for Garland's delivery. Lucas jokes that taking on Paul Robinson wouldn't be high on his to- do list, “let alone messing with the guy's missus”. They agree to catch up properly later, just as Garland and his crew arrive, including Mark in his undercover role.
First Commercial Break
Lucas tells Garland that he'll need some help if he wants the car stripped by this afternoon. Garland offers up “Rob” (Mark) for the job and leaves them to it - but not before mentioning that he'll be back with Billy later. When Garland and Co depart, Lucas tells Mark that he doesn't want to get Billy involved, but Mark is all ‘too bad too sad'. They can't risk Garland getting suspicious.
Karl and Susan offer a cheery hello to Michael before he sits at the bar to chat with Rebecca. She asks how Tash is and Michael says she's not talking to him, but at least that's a step up from yelling. Paul saunters in (ignoring a deliberately aimed hello from Karl) and delivers Rebecca an eviction notice. He reminds her the bar lease is up in six months and he won't be renewing it.
MICHAEL: Pathetic. You just can't let her be happy can you?
PAUL: Oh and I suppose she will be with you will she?
REBECCA: You can leave now, Paul.
PAUL: You know at least I've got the memories. Yeah this last month or so she's been so energised if you know what I mean. She really knows how to treat a man.
Michael stands up and uses his height advantage to tower over Paul and tell him to leave. Paul smugly says that Rebecca and Michael are making the biggest mistake of their lives, but Michael just glowers at him and says “get out”.
Andrew can't understand why Tash is being so quiet - it's freaking him out. He says she's the only one, aside from his dad, who he can talk to these days so he really needs her onside. Tash swallows her anger at him from earlier and asks him to grab her another drink.
At another table Sonya and Toadie are talking about Rebecca and Michael. Sonya didn't think that Rebecca would do something like that, but Toadie reminds her they haven't heard Rebecca and Michael's side of the story yet. Kate and Sophie hover near them and Sophie can't shut up about the super secret birthday present she's sure Mark is planning. Sophie reckons Kate should snoop around and find out what it is, and Toadie agrees. That way she can practice her surprised face if it's crap.
The boys run out of masking tape to wrap up the car parts so Lucas tells Mark to go the shops for some more. While he's out Lucas puts in a call to Billy to let him know he shouldn't come around this afternoon.
Later, Sophie is in Harriet the Spy mode as she drinks a milkshake over at Grease Monkeys and scopes out the goings on at the garage. She sees Mark return from the shops carrying a big white box and assumes it's for Kate. Sophie also sees them arguing about something (Mark angrily tells Lucas they have Billy's phone tapped and heard every word of the conversation). Lucas gets a text from Garland and tells Mark that the pick- up has been moved forward an hour.
Second Commercial Break
Sophie reports her findings back to Kate and says they need to go to the garage and snoop around. But Kate tells her sister she's not about to creep around the place like some kind of five- year- old.
But looks like Sophie got the upper hand because here she is with Kate just ‘casually' strolling by with ice- creams. While Mark's busy taking a call outside, Sophie runs up to Lucas and distracts him while Kate slips into the garage to look for her present. Lucas tries his best to get rid of Sophie, worried about Garland and his cronies, and Kate eventually winds up hiding in the garage from the boys so they don't see her.
Sonya and Toadie have come to see if Rebecca (and Michael) are OK. Rebecca says she needs to have a chat with Toadie about legal things like paperwork for the bar. Toadie's all for it and can't help saying to Michael that he's a brave man taking on Paul. Michael just smiles and says he'll survive, but Toadie warns him to look after himself. When they leave Rebecca can't help but feel that Toadie's right - this thing with the lease is only the beginning.
MICHAEL: What else can he do?
REBECCA: He's very imaginative.
MICHAEL: Yeah? Well I'm not scared of him. And I won't let him hurt you.
While Mark and Lucas are shifting things around outside, Kate emerges from underneath some tarp but instead of getting the hell out she still decides to look around for her non- present like an idiot. Serves her right when she has to hide again when the boys return - but this time Garland and his cronies have returned. Kate peeks out from her hiding spot and is confused when Mark is called ‘Rob', and when a lot of money looks as though it's about to change hands.
Third Commercial Break
While Garland and Co load up the van, Lucas catches sight of Kate hiding out and panics. He discreetly goes over and asks what the hell she's doing there, but Kate's all, ‘No, what the hell are you doing and why is my boyfriend suddenly called Rob?' Garland calls Lucas out to help him, but of COURSE Kate's phone goes off with the obnoxious loud ring tone and of COURSE paranoid Garland scopes out the place and finds her little hidey- hole. These peeps are in some deep trouble right now.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
(Callum lets Lyn know about the Summer/Zeke rumours)
LYN: I want to hear what's going on in your life.
SUMMER: Yeah I've really got to get this done.
SUSAN: She just needs some space to deal with some things.
LYN: Why didn't you tell me about this?
SUMMER: Because of the way you're reacting!
(Jade is still on her sister's case about Lucas)
SONYA: Lucas is not dodgy.
JADE: How much more evidence do you need?
(Meanwhile back at the garage)
GARLAND: I'd like someone to explain to me what's going on. I think we should take your girlfriend for a drive.