- Susan and Lucas talking about Libby's stay at a healing centre
- Callum being taken to hospital after his accident
- Callum recognising Sonya as his mother
Sonya and Toadie watch through the window as Karl checks up on Callum. Sonya tries to explain that she never meant for things to turn out this way, but Toadie just retorts that it's her fault Callum's in hospital. Karl emerges from the room and sternly reminds them not to get Callum worked up again, so when Sonya tries to follow Toadie in to see him, he won't let her.
Erinsborough Hospital - Exterior
Jade leads Sonya outside and sits down on a bench with her so she can try and take stock of what just happened.
Callum says Sonya's name, but Toadie tells him that everything's fine and to go back to sleep. Toadie keeps a worried eye on him, wondering what to do next.
Susan and Lyn have each decided to make something to take into Callum and Toadie (Lyn cupcakes and Susan a casserole), but they're discovering there's not much room for two cooks in the kitchen. Just when they're really starting to get on each other's nerves, Libby arrives home from her retreat (with a short new haircut) and provides a welcome distraction.
Callum wakes up again and asks where Sonya is, but Toadie tells him that he should just concentrate on getting better. Callum asks what Sonya wants with him, but Toadie says he's not going to let anyone hurt him.
Jade gives Sonya a look of encouragement outside before Sonya decides to go back in and try to talk with Toadie. But her plans are foiled when Susan and Lyn arrive with the food. When Toadie emerges from Callum's room he's aggravated to see Sonya and tells Lyn and Susan that Cal's sleeping. Sonya tries to explain herself again to Toadie, but this makes him even angrier, and confuses Susan, Karl and Lyn.
SONYA: I love you both so much, you know that.
TOADIE: I don't know anything about you.
SONYA: You have to let me make this up to you.
TOADIE: Stay away.
SONYA: You don't mean that.
TOADIE: Yeah, yeah I do.
SUSAN: (concerned) Toadie just calm down, you can't blame Sonya for Callum's accident.
TOADIE: All this time you've been with us you've been lying, you've been pretending.
SONYA: No it was never meant to be like that you have to let me explain.
TOADIE: All those awful things that happened to Callum, that was you.
KARL: Toad, don't do this.
TOADIE: My son is in there because he was so desperate to find out about his mother but she's been with us the whole time, hasn't she Sonya! You stay away from us!
Susan and Lyn look shocked, but Karl kind of looks like he knew from when he had to check up on Callum earlier. Susan chases Toadie into the waiting room and Lyn tries to reach out to Sonya but she backs away, knowing she doesn't deserve the pity.
First Commercial Break
Toadie pretends that he's fine and that he needs to get back to Callum, but Susan puts her stern mum voice on and makes him stay and chat with her. She's angry on Toadie's behalf about everything Sonya has put he and Callum through. Toadie tears up and says Callum could have died today because of Sonya's lies. Susan holds his hand and says it's been a massive shock, but Toadie pulls himself together and says they'll get through it.
Karl finds Toadie looking through the window of Callum's room a while later and gives him a present Paul and Andrew left for Cal - some games for his Nintendo DS. Toadie asks if trauma like this can cause a setback in recovery but while Karl says it's possible, he also adds that kids are pretty resilient. Karl's other concern, though, is how Toadie's coping with this bombshell.
KARL: I know what it's like to find out someone close to you is not who you thought they were. You have to give yourself the time and space to deal with this or you might not end up dealing with it at all.
TOADIE: Squid comes first.
KARL: Of course he does. But you have to find yourself a way through too.
Jade's gathering a few things for Callum on Sonya's request (a framed photo of their family and his Wii console), when Susan, Lyn and Libby stop by to drop off the food. Things are awkward so Libby steps forward and introduces herself to Jade, but Jade has barely said hi before she's racing out the door to escape. Susan and Lyn get into a bit of a bicker- fest with their differing opinions on the matter (Lyn can see there's two sides to every story while Susan is just plain ropable with Sonya).
SUSAN: There is no reason to just keep on lying like that.
LYN: No, Susan, you're being naive.
SUSAN: Well, Lyn, yes you would say that.
LYN: Right, that's not fair. And that was a completely different thing anyway.
SUSAN: A lie is a lie.
Libby eventually has a gutful of them arguing and tells them to cut it out.
Libby gets Susan and Lyn to sit down and talk things through, using her new Zen way of thinking to make them have a calm, rational discussion. The women eventually realise that Libby's right, they can't change what's happened in the past no matter how much it hurts. Susan apologises for bringing up the whole Steph thing with Lyn, but Lyn says she understands how protective Susan is of Toadie. Libby's pleased they've worked things out but Susan thinks she should take some of her own advice and go and clear the air with Toadie.
Second Commercial Break
Libby lets herself in and takes a look at all the framed photos in the lounge room - Sonya and Callum, Toadie and Callum and one of herself with Toadie. Jade gets home and isn't impressed to see that Libby has just waltzed in, but Libby calmly explains she has her own key and was just trying to “sort out some of my own things”. Libby asks Jade if she knew about Sonya's secret. Jade's hostile at first and says she tried to make Sonya tell the truth, but then adds that once she saw them as a family she knew why Sonya was keeping everything under wraps.
JADE: She did the right thing.
LIBBY: I know she thinks she did.
JADE: Sonya's made a lot of mistakes but she doesn't deserve to be punished.
LIBBY: I'm not taking sides.
When Libby steps forward to try and chat to her more, she reaches out for Jade's arm. But Jade becomes agitated with her over familiarity and tells her to lock up when she leaves.
Noticing that Callum's alone, Sonya takes in the bag of things Jade collected for her and puts the framed photo of herself, Toadie and Callum by his bedside. She sits down next to him, trying not to cry. Toadie sees her through the window, but instead of barging in and telling her to leave, he just walks away in distress.
Paul and Andrew become one- scene wonders and approach Toadie to ask how Callum's going. Toadie thanks them for the DS games and says Callum might be up for visitors in a day or so. Toadie's about to sit down when he sees Libby and is taken by surprise when she immediately rushes over to hug him.
LIBBY: You OK?
TOADIE: Not really.
LIBBY: I'm so sorry about everything. You're my best friend, I want to be there for you.
TOADIE: It's as easy as that?
LIBBY: If you want it to be.
TOADIE: ... I could use another hug.
Libby complies before getting him to sit down and chat with her. Toadie says he feels so bad for Callum because he just looks so lost and that he doesn't want Callum to have anything to do with Sonya. Libby knows it's a touchy subject, but tries to make Toadie see that he might need to chat with Sonya.
LIBBY: Toadie you know better than anyone what drives someone to lie.
TOADIE: This is completely different to Steph and I.
LIBBY: Is it? She needs the chance to explain.
TOADIE: I'm not going to put Callum through that. That woman has hurt him enough.
LIBBY: That woman is his mother.
TOADIE: And I'm his father, and it's my job to protect him.
LIBBY: Don't you want to know the truth?
TOADIE: It's not about me, it's about Callum.
LIBBY: It's about both of you. I think it will help.
Third Commercial Break
It appears as though Toadie has taken Libby's advice and called Sonya to chat with him. Sonya tries her best to explain her thought process, that she was curious to see if the Callum Jones on her guide dog training list was the same one. But once she met Toadie and discovered how charming and wonderful he was, it was even harder to keep her distance. Toadie keeps a steely resolve the whole way through.
SONYA: I love you. Both of you. I kept thinking, ‘I can do this. We can be a family and I can make up for what I did'.
TOADIE: By lying to him?
SONYA: Would it have made him happy to know who I was? I know how much I hurt him. When he told me he wanted to find me to tell me how much he hated me... I never wanted him to look at me like that.
TOADIE: Then you shouldn't have done what you did.
SONYA: I know.
Sonya begs him to just give her a chance to make things right, but Toadie says he needs to look after his son first and foremost, which means protecting him at all costs.
TOADIE: I'm going to stay with him at the hospital tonight but when I get back I want you gone.
SONYA: (shellshocked) Don't do this.
TOADIE: Pack your bags and get out of the house. I never want to see you again.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
(Kyle keeps getting yelled at by various people)
JADE: You have a training session in twenty- five minutes!
KYLE: What is with everyone today?!
(Mark takes issue with Kyle)
MARK: Get out of the car now.
KYLE: Cut us some slack, alright, I'm flat out.
MARK: It's Detective Brennan, and you are?
KYLE: Running late.
(Jade finds Sonya packing in #30)
JADE: You need to talk to him again and just explain...
SONYA: Explain what, Jade? I left him.
(Lucas chats to Toadie about Callum)
LUCAS: You think that he's going to drop this now that he's finally found her, and that it's Sonya?
(Toadie and Jade have words)
TOADIE: I've got a son in hospital who needs me.
JADE: Whose son, Toad?