This week on Neighbours
- Callum and Sonya talking.
- Kyle happy to go along with illusion he's dating Kate.
- The police raiding the dance party and wanting to talk to those involved in it.
- Paul not amused.
- Jade threatening Toadie.
Previously on Neighbours
Jade reminding Toadie exactly whose son is in hospital.
Mark giving the teens advice.
Tash suss on Andrew.
Tomas (and his merchandise) join Andrew as he sits looking at a ticket for the dance party. Paul pops over to wish them well but Tomas is very cocky about the party's likely success whilst Andrew puts the fake happy face on. Before they leave, Paul wishes his son a personal good luck but unwittingly putting the pressure on at the same time by reminding him that he only invests in certain projects “and that says a lot,” he adds before shaking Andrew's hand.
Tash has obviously got the ‘sixth sense' that Andrew is in trouble because she chances her luck with her dad on when she can be allowed out again but he isn't amused at her asking. She then decides to go for it, asking to be allowed to go to the party even suggesting that he drives her to/from it and escorts her inside! “That's how much I want to go,” she pleads. Likewise, the blunt request falls on deaf ears and when she pushes him for when he's likely to trust her again, he replies “I don't know,” but does give her a lifeline – if she keeps up her recent behaviour, they can talk about it again in a couple of weeks.
Chris can sense that Summer is uptight too and she finally admits that its Andrew but when he comes into the store he's now totally 100% Mr Happy!
Michael drops Tash off at the store to buy dessert with instructions to go straight home (he's off to a PTA meeting) and informs her that he will be calling to check up on her! She goes over to the where Andrew, Summer and Chris are and despite her best efforts to engage Andrew in conversation about the party, gets the cold shoulder from him, until she really forces the issue and then is told to back off!
Susan pops by with the neighbourly tradition of dropping off some food, a lasagne, and spots that Toadie is having a clear out – he's dividing “the assets” bought with Sonya ie. all the stuff they bought jointly 50- 50. She can spot that he's still a bit down and suggests instead that he freezes the lasagne and joins them at #28 for a roast.
Toadie and Susan come through the door to find Karl helping Lyn pack up her stuff (she's moving back to #26 sometime this week) and he was offering her his ‘seasoned traveller advice' on how to close a bulging suitcase – sit on it! LOL. Lyn does get the last laugh though when Susan admits that she re- packed his suitcase before he went to London! …but Karl gets some inadvertent revenge when he takes a run and jump to close the case… resulting in Lyn's bottles of perfume being broken thus covering all her clothes in perfume!
KARL: Its just perfume Lyn.
LYN: Do you know what that stuff costs?
KARL:(Trying to be helpful) Think of it as being cost effective.
LYN: What? (Annoyed) How could it possibly be cost effective?
KARL:(Still trying to be helpful) Well, your clothes are pre- perfumed now.
(Lyn fumes at him and he quickly backtracks)
KARL: I guess not.
The DJ struts her stuff and the punters are dancing away but Andrew has a face like a wet weekend in Blackpool on him. Tash disobeys her father and turns up, immediately spotting some of Tomas' “dodgy merchandise” being sold. As soon as she's seen a few transactions taking place, she immediately seeks Andrew out to tell him that she knows why he was freaking out but he plays dumb, telling her to drop it. “You have to shut this thing down,” she pleads with him but he prefers to be in denial, and reminds Tash that she owes him given all that has recently happened.
ANDREW: I hate what Tomas is doing. I've just got to suck it up and so do you.
NATASHA: I can't.
ANDREW: Well then go home.
Commercial break later and everyone, aside from Tash and Andrew, is still enjoying themselves. Andrew receives a surprise visitor – Paul, who was keen to check out his investment and is more than happy with what he sees. While he heads to check things out, Tash goes up to Tomas and bluntly what is in his little “man bags” but he toys with her and to his relief, gets the upper hand when she gets distracted with her dad calling.
Libby stuns her parents (and Toadie) with the news that she's turned veggie (again) and inadvertently brings up Sonya when she goes to hunt for a recipe for a dish she made. Cue embarrassed faces from the K's until Toadie decides to go and wash up for dinner. Alone, Libby doesn't think they should be pussyfooting around him while Susan pleads she invited him over to take his mind off Sonya for one night.
LIBBY: Toadie needs our support but nothing we do is going to take his mind off Sonya.
Summer chats with Andrew over how successful the party is while Tash reads a text from her dad. Tash collars Sum as she heads to the bathroom to express her concern for Andrew. “That will be a first,” Summer sarcastically replies but Tash for once is genuine, telling her that she thinks Andrew is involved in something he shouldn't be. When Sum pushes her for an explanation, none is forthcoming, so she tells Tash that if she hates it then she should go home! Tash pulls Sum back and forcibly tells her that Andrew is in trouble and asks that Sum gets him to shut down the party. “You have got to be kidding,” Sum replies and Tash pleads that he might listen to her. Sum thinks that Tash is here to make trouble and makes it clear that she won't do what she asked.
NATASHA: It's not what this is about.
SUMMER: Forget it. Its all just part of your revenge plan.
NATASHA: You know its not. (Sum walks away) Summer!
Its Karl's turn to put his foot in it when after a bit of verbal sparing with Lyn, remarks on how old some of her stuff is – turns out it was some of the excess stuff Sonya donated when she moved into #30. This time, despite Susan's plea, Toadie heads home.
Commercial break later and Libby is relived to answer the phone as the debate ensues over who did offend Toadie – Susan settles it by firmly blaming Karl! When Lib comes off the phone (Michael looking for Tash) they debate amongst the four of them whether to go and see Toadie or not but just as Susan is about to, Toadie returns… with the lid for the pan! Cue happy faces and Susan giving him a hug.
Susan gets a chance for a proper heart to heart with Toadie while everyone else is pre- occupied. He thanks her for the invite, even admitting it probably did him good getting out of the house. She even offers him food every night of the week if it will help take his mind off things… but backtracks when she gets a look from the meditating Libby.
Toadie gets the last laugh though with the help of co- conspirator Charlie when he gets the young lad to bash the gong (Libby hit an oriental gong to signal the start of her meditation) continually much to Lib's annoyance as she chases him around the house, much to the hilarity from Susan and Toadie!
The party is still in full swing and equally Tash is still ignoring her dad – 3 missed calls now. She spots Andrew in passing and pleads with him “not to do this,” but he walks away from her. After a few seconds, she bites the bullet and heads over to where he is standing; pleading with him not to let Tomas wreck things after all the hard work he's put into it. Finally, he admits that he can't stop Tomas – there is too much to lose especially with his dad following his investment.
Michael finally catches up with his wayward daughter and before she is frogmarched out, she hands Andrew one of the cards Det. Brennan handed out after his chat last week.
Michael isn't impressed with his daughter but won't give her a chance to explain. Finally he gives her a chance, but then thinks she just went to get a dance.
NATASHA: NO, something's wrong dad. I think there is something *really* wrong going on at that party.
MICHAEL: (now interested) What are you talking about?
NATASHA: I need your help. No- one else is going to believe me.
MICHAEL: Is this real Tash or are you just making trouble for Andrew?
NATASHA: No I am not. I know what it looks like, but I am not making this up.
Andrew watches on as Tomas deals to Chris.
Tash answers Michael's question by confirming that she isn't making it up but you can tell he really isn't buying it that for once she is telling the truth.
Andrew finally decides he can't stand back and watch Tomas dealing the “dodgy merchandise” any longer and goes up to tell him that it's over. Tomas explains that he was actually giving them drinks cards but Andrew is still doubtful and goes to call the police. “Sure you want to do that?” Tomas asks and reminds him that he is an organiser too and therefore he should be smart and keep his mouth shut.
Tash finally concedes that her dad is right – the police need to be contacted.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
Shenanigans at #24.
Tomas threatening to bring Andrew down with him.
The police raiding the dance venue.
Andrew being defended.
Det. Brennan finding something when searching peoples bags.