- Jade encouraging Kate to date Kyle
- Kate realising Kyle has strong feelings for her
- Andrew and Summer fighting yet again
- Andrew kissing Lisa in front of Summer
Number 26/Number 32
Tash is outraged by Andrew's behaviour when Chris fills her in on all the gory details. Chris thinks Summer and Andrew are definitely over for good now, but Tash tells him he's wrong: Summer and Andrew belong together, and Lisa's not going to win.
Lyn can tell something's upsetting Summer, who is trying not to tear up. But it's not long before Summer's crying into her Nan's shoulder and wondering why things can't just go back to the way they used to be.
Jade finds Kyle putting up a million posters advertising a sale at the car yard tomorrow. When Jade finds out that Kyle hasn't spoken to Kate since their date she tells him to “grow a pair” and try his luck with her again. Jade doesn't think Mark's any good for Kate and encourages Kyle to talk to her when she walks in, reminding him to be subtle. Acting subtle as a sledgehammer, Kyle saunters over to Kate and invites her down to the car yard to help with his sales because she's hot. When Mark sees them talking he can't help heading over to trade barbs with Kyle, but Jade just snarks at them to “get a room”.
When the boys are gone, Jade catches up with Kate and teases her for enjoying the boys fighting over her. Kate protests her innocence, but Jade can tell she's lying. Jade knows the duo comprises of “a halfwit and an uptight tool”, but suggests that Kate milk that situation for all it's worth.
Lisa finds Andrew finishing off a coffee and tells him that she knows he's just using her to make Summer jealous. But instead of being mad, Lisa tells him that she wants to play along and use it to her advantage as well. She convinces him to come back to the party so they can have some more fun.
Lucas finds out that Kyle is putting on the sale tomorrow without Lou's permission and looks wary. Jade butts in on their conversation to give Kyle a tip about winning Kate over - don't play into Mark's petty games. Jade adds that Mark is super smart, but Kyle's super nice and that always wins in the end.
KYLE: Are you saying I'm not smart?
JADE: No, I'm just saying your personality's your best asset so you've got to work it.
KYLE: I thought my guns were my best asset.
JADE: ... Yeah, Kyle, them too.
Jade tells Kyle to trust her, even if he just pretends to be nice to Mark. When Kyle leaves, Lucas asks Jade why she's interfering in Kate's life. Jade says she doesn't want Kate back with Mark because he's so up himself and she's just making sure Kate has her priorities right.
Lyn checks that Summer's feeling OK, but Summer says she's fine and just needed a good cry. Lyn bumps into Tash on her way out to pick up Charlie, and Summer isn't keen to see her. But Tash says that Summer has to go back to the party to show them that she doesn't care. Summer isn't keen, but Tash says that they have to show Lisa she can't treat them like crap and that they have to bring out the big “girl power” guns.
First Commercial Break
Chris complains to Tash that he's hungry and doesn't think Summer's going to come out, but Tash says to keep the faith. True to her word, Summer appears and pretends that she's only going because she has nothing better to do. Tash sends Chris and Summer on their way, not joining them because she still feels burnt about not being invited in the first place.
Summer looks on in mild horror as Chris piles a plate with food and smothers everything in sauce. She trades angsty glances with Andrew before Lisa approaches her. Lisa tries to stick the boot in about Andrew, but Summer plays it cool and pretends she's fine with the two of them hooking up. When Lisa leaves, Summer has a momentary lapse of composure and tells Chris she wants to leave, but Chris advises her to stick it out for a while longer.
Mark walks in with Lucas but scowls when he sees Kyle talking with Kate again. He can't help going over and flinging some more sarcasm Kyle's way, but Kyle heeds Jade's advice and plays the nice guy, not rising to the bait. Mark ends up looking like a bit of a tool.
Lou's Car Yard
While Kyle's washing some cars he gets paid a visit by a police officer. At first he thinks Mark sent him down, but that's not the case. Kyle probably soon wishes the cop was there thanks to Mark's jealousy when the real reason becomes apparent - the cop is bent (the actor is such an OTT ham it's ridiculous). Officer Ham wants to “do a deal” with Kyle whereby he pretends to provide security for the sale in return for cash. When Kyle tells him to shove it, the officer roughs him up and threatens to damage all his stock if he doesn't go along with it. Poor Kyle looks shaken.
Second Commercial Break
Kate notices that Kyle's acting quiet and gets him to open up about what's bothering him. Kyle tells her about the shady deal, leaving out the part where the guy's a cop. Kate thinks Kyle should go to the police and dob him in, but Kyle knows that's not going to help matters. Kate then suggests Mark, but Kyle says he'll handle things by himself.
Kyle's mad when he sees the bent cop having a drink with Mark and some other workmates. When Mark goes to the bar to get another round, he sees Kyle and mocks him some more, but Kyle's not in the mood and walks out.
Lou's Car Yard
Kyle angrily tears down all the posters, streamers and other promotional material for the sale tomorrow leaving the car yard in a bit of a wreck.
Summer's had quite enough of watching Lisa and Andrew dance and pash one another and decides to leave, despite Chris's protests. But Tash arrives to save the day and says she's here to help Summer out (after a SOS text from Chris). When Lisa sees Tash there she storms over and demands that she leaves, but Tash and Summer take great delight in reminding Lisa the lake is public property. Lisa huffs away with Andrew and Summer and Tash are all, ‘woo, girl power' and have fun dancing together. Chris joins them, with all the dancing prowess of Finn from Glee.
Lou's Car Yard
Kyle's on edge when Officer Ham pays him another visit like he's a villain in a panto. Kyle tells him that the sale's off, but this doesn't deter the copper, and he lets Kyle know he's still going to extort money out of him or else he'll shut the car yard down. Poor Kyle has no other option than to go along with it. When Officer Ham leaves, Lucas strides over (after witnessing the chat from the garage) and asks Kyle if everything's OK. Kyle pretends everything's sweet, but Lucas can tell something's up and says that if Kyle doesn't want to talk to him, he should at least confide in someone else.
Third Commercial Break
That someone turns out to be Mark, who is certain that Kyle's just winding him up. But Kyle says he's being serious and wouldn't make something like this up. Mark replies that Constable Holland (aka Officer Ham) is a good bloke and that Kyle's opening up a can of worms making accusations against an officer. Kyle repeats that he's not making anything up.
MARK: So just to be clear. You're telling me that a cop, in uniform, is trying to extort money from the car yard. That's what you're trying to tell me?
KYLE: Don't talk to me like that. I'm not stupid.
MARK: You better be sure, that's all.
KYLE: He roughed me up, is that standard procedure? You don't like me, I get it. But I'm not lying.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
LUCAS: You can still be civil can't you?
SOPHIE: Well I'm not talking to her. She made Callum cry.
TOADIE: See, it's best if we all keep our distance.
(Jade and Lucas speak to Sonya about it)
JADE: Stuff Toadie. Callum said he wanted to see you, he made that very clear.
LUCAS: I don't think Toadie knows that.
(Paul ruffles Lucas's feathers)
PAUL: So who's side are you on? Toadie's or Sonya's? You know you're going to have to choose between one of them.
(Mark decides to come to Kyle's aide)
MARK: You asked me for some help, I'm helping.
KYLE: You've got to be kidding me. You're so far up yourself you think your stupid cop mates can do no wrong.
(Lucas tries to talk some sense into Mark)
LUCAS: So you just don't want to help Kyle out? Good to see you're serving the whole community.