This week on Neighbours
- The teens at the party of the year.
- Libby explaining her rationale to be Principal
- Sonya excited Callum wants to see her.
Previously on Neighbours
Paul buttering Libby up.
Chris telling Tash she needs some sort of atonement.
Libby is attempting to do her meditation but instead of clear thoughts, all she hears in her head is conflicting thoughts however it's her parents (and Toadie) present laughter that brings her out of her trance as they walk up Ramsay Street talking about Libby's meditation. They aren't quite sure if Libby is genuine or if it's just another phase. “Let's find out,” Toadie says and they head over to where she is sitting on the grass.
Libby can sense she has company (Toadie is literally about an inch from her face) and she shouts out, “get lost!” Turns out the trio are back from the dawn service since today is ANZAC day.
KARL: No gongs, just bugles.
Libby tries very hard not to rise to the bait, instead heading inside, whilst her parents try not to laugh!
Paul continues with the ‘butter Libby up' campaign buy buying her a health slice as a thank you for getting the school lunch contract back. He then tells her about applying for a position on the school board and asks if she'll back his application in the meeting today (the meeting is news to her). She doesn't seem too keen but he phrases things in such a way where she begins to question herself.
Michael gives Tash some good and bad news – bad news is no, she can't go to Lisa's party no matter how much she asks but the good news is she is getting her mobile back. Her happiness lasts for a second though when she switches on the phone to see a pic of herself with Andrew so she quickly takes one of herself and Chris (he's at her place) to replace it.
Despite it being ANZAZ day, somehow there's a school board meeting and everyone piles in for the meeting. Michael finds out from Nicole (she's chairing the meeting as David is interstate) that there is an application for a school board place and just as he's about to see who has applied, up walks Paul and Libby. “You serious?!” he mutters to Nicole as she files into the classroom. Paul can't help but begin to wind Michael up (very sedately of course) and Libby explains that she is going to be supporting his application.
“There's no way you are getting on this board,” Michael tells him but the smirking noise Paul makes prior to going past him and into the classroom means his place is virtually guaranteed regardless of what Michael may say!
Tash is moaning that nobody has called/texted her apart from a hairdressing appointment text until Chris points out that everyone knows her dad took the phone away so probably think its still been confiscated.
Chris heads over to chat to Summer (he spotted her coming out of the store) but she isn't in a talkative mood although does say she won't be at Lisa's party. When he returns to Tash, he suggests she tries to get Summer and Andrew together (part of her atonement) but she isn't interested because previous attempts haven't worked plus if she isn't allowed to go to the party then she's not bothered about anyone else going!
Paul does his spiel as to why he should be on the school board. Lets just say he is turning on the charm! Michael tries to undo Paul's charm offences by reminding everyone of his criminal past. Paul confirms to the chair that he does have a criminal past but its in the past, although Michael doesn't agree with that and the pair of them end up verbal sparring however all it does is paint Paul in a good light and Michael as the baddie especially when his affair with Rebecca is cast up! Finally the chair calls for a vote and Paul gets in unanimously.
Post meeting and Paul thanks Nicole and talks about future plans whilst Michael moans separately to Libby although she thinks he deserves a chance. Paul saunters over to them to “kiss and make up” but Michael is having none of it and can see though Paul's motives. He then gives Michael a sinister thought of what he could really do if he were the chair of the board and had more of a direct say!
“Just back off alright Paul,” Michael says loudly, so loudly that he has caught the attention of Nicole who comes over to see what is going on. Michael decides the best policy is to leave but all it does is cause Paul to question if Michael has anger issues!
Libby explains to Michael why she supported Paul's application and appeals for him to give Paul a chance. “Only because he's loaded and nobody else would do it,” he replies! He then tells Libby she is a bigger idiot than the board for believing Paul when he says he's changed. Michael then backs that up by calling her naive when she couldn't see through Paul's threat (about wanting to be in charge of the school board) and her retaliation is to call him paranoid!
MICHAEL: This is a man who blackmailed his wife into staying with him. You really think he suddenly changed his tune and want to be mates with me?
LIBBY: It's possible?
MICHAEL: Open your eyes Libby. This peace and love trip you're on, fine but don't let it take over your common sense.
Susan is telling Karl all the goss from the meeting and all it does is back up Karl's theory that Libby is in la- la land and it's just another phase! Unfortunately though his daughter catches him bonny but lets him off with it because of her meditation phase means she can detract from negativity.
Paul is in a celebratory mood when he enters the bar with Andrew and goes to order his drinks where he runs into Libby. She comes straight out and asks if his reasons for joining the school board were real (they were) but adds a bit more than yes its is due to Rebecca… since she left he wants to get more involved in Andrew's live to create better stability for him. He also adds that the dance party wasn't the best thing to get involved with hence him wanting to be involved with his education. This wins Libby over easily although she does leave him with a bit of an open warning.
Lib runs into Michael to confirm that yes there is more to Paul's application but not what he thinks – Paul just wants to be more involved with Andrew.
MICHAEL: So why don't they go hand gliding!
LIBBY: Does it get tiring being so cynical all the time?
MICHAEL: So who are you and what have you done with the real Libby Kennedy?
LIBBY: You need to let go of this anger before it chews you up.
“I'm serious,” she adds before walking away after Chris interrupted their chat to say hello. Alone with Michael, Chris does his best to plead Tash's case to be allowed to go to the party as he think it will help her immensely.
Tash is thrilled to be getting to go to the party although he does point out it's a one- off as they arrive home. She pleads another request from her dad – permission to go on Facebook so she can RSVP. Michael grants her permission and when she logs on she finds out that she doesn't actually have an invite, instead just a message from Lisa to say the opposite – she isn't invited!
Number 32 (later on)
Chris calls round for Tash but she is doing her best to ignore him with the very loud music she has playing. He takes matters into his own hand and enters the house and quizzes her as to why she isn't getting ready. Tash lies and says she now doesn't want to go but he wriggles the truth out of her that she wasn't invited. This backs up Chris' theory that if she gets Andrew and Summer back together, they will forgive her and everyone else will follow their lead.
CHRIS: If you want your old life back what choice have you got?
Toadie tires to goad Libby into buying an unhealthy bar when he can spot her hesitancy after entering the store. He tells her to drop the whole ‘Bryon Bay thing' before leaving (work calling) because everyone knows it isn't her.
Tash is trying to figure how out how to put Chris' plan into action if she isn't invited to the party and his suggestion is to convince Summer to go and when they nearly reach the store figuratively shoves her in the right direction. But thankfully Tash has held off because she (and Chris) watch on as Summer tells Andrew that she isn't going to the party, it isn't her scene. “Is it because of me?” he asks which Sum refuses to answer but the two of them go round in circles (whereas someone should be banging their heads together) until they walk off in separate directions!
TASH: And you really think they want to be together?!
CHRIS: They're only fighting because they still care.
He then reminds her of what she has to do to put things right and Tash is up for it… once they have a plan!
Andrew literally runs into Libby at the door as she was about to leave. She asks if he is happy at his dad getting voted on to the board and getting more involved with his education and he drops in indivertibly Paul's plan – he wants rid of Michael!
“You're a liar and I'm an idiot,” Libby greets Paul with as he leaves the newspaper offices. He tries to deny it but Libby is quick to make it clear he must not deny it! When he does finally speak, it's to accuse Libby of backing him just to prove her hippy phase isn't an act and to ask why she hasn't gone to Michael already. “It's because I wanted to talk to you first,” she replies back.
PAUL: You just didn't want to be perceived as being wrong.
(Libby sighs at him)
PAUL: Alright then, you found me out but that still doesn't change that we make a great team.
LIBBY: (stunned) No we don't!
PAUL: Yes we do and now that you know the real agenda we can even be more affective.
(Libby can't believe what she is hearing)
PAUL: Come on Libby, this could work to your advantage. You hate Michael as much as I do.
LIBBY: No I don't!
PAUL: Yes you do. And with him out of the way, just think, you'd be first in line for his job. Mmm. Don't tell me you're not tempted?
PAUL: Oh come on look. You're single, you're the wrong side of 30, your kid's miles away and you're still living at home with your parents.
LIBBY: Gee you're really buttering me up here.
PAUL: All I'm saying is a successful career can certainly fill a lot of voids.
Libby: …Yes but I'm not stabbing someone in the back to get it.
PAUL: Sometimes the end justifies the means… Do me a favour, just think about it eh. I think Erinsborough could use a Principal like you.
We then head to dreamland and Libby envisioning herself pulling out a sign saying ‘Michael Williams, Principal' and replacing it with one that says ‘Libby Kennedy, Principal'.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- The party of the year happening and Tash preparing Summer for it.
- Andrew speechless at how good Summer looks.
- Summer and Andrew fighting… again! And agreeing to stay away from each other
- Libby contemplating Paul's proposal.