This week on Neighbours
Libby continuing to “date” Lucas.
Jade trying to force Toadie's hand.
Sonya and Callum chatting.
Susan telling Lyn she is going to miss her so much.
Andrew trying to put a spin on things.
Kate finding out about Jade's one night stand with Mark.
- Troy seeing Callum for the first time.
- Harold suggesting that it's Toadie who isn't ready not Callum.
- Charlie being found safe and Lyn promising to do everything to help him be happy again.
Lyn quickly hides some papers she is looking at when Summer and Chris enter the kitchen. Sum wants to know what they are but Lyn is being very mysterious about it and rejects her offer of help and instead manages to get Summer to work on her schoolwork with Chris.
Summer is suss about why Lyn is suddenly doing paperwork alone, telling Chris that she normally lends a hand with it. In the end he distracts her by talking about her schoolwork, namely her zombie movie. They work through who the lead characters are going to be – the lead guy must be strong but vulnerable and the lead girl is tough but what she really wants deep down is to be loved.
CHRIS: I'd settle with two people with time on their hands that don't suck!
He suggests Tash and Andrew for the roles but Sum doesn't want Andrew citing that he isn't right for the role when Chris questions her. And bang on cue, as soon as Sum says, “and Tash won't want to do it anyway,” the lady herself comes into the store and agrees, she doesn't want to be in the film! Chris tries to sweet talks her into signing up by mentioning it will be the lead role.
TASH: I'm not sure I'm in the mood to do homey favours; apparently I'm a really bad friend.
SUMMER: Tash, I'm sorry, I shouldn't have said that stuff. You didn't change because of the policy… you've always been shallow and superficial. (Said with wry smile on Sum's face).
TASH: And you've always been bossy and judgemental.
SUMMER: (teasing) Oooh.
TASH: (to Chris) You said staring role?
CHRIS: And you can do your hair however you like!
(Tash looks now at Summer)
SUMMER: Fine. Will you please be in our movie?
TASH: Of course I'll be in it… I'll be the best thing about it!
Tash enquires about who the lead guy is and Summer replies with a diplomatic, “we haven't decided yet,” reply.
Jade complements her sister and wonders what the occasion is and she replies that she is meeting Troy and after Jade asks why, adds that he wants to meet Callum so feels she can't ask him to leave. That doesn't really appease Jade and she thinks that Sonya should either ignore him or call to say she isn't coming. Sonya explains she won't be doing either, explaining that she has to get to know Troy again to make sure he won't hurt Callum.
Troy gets out his mobile phone to see if there are any messages and as he sits and waits on the bench, Toadie passes him on the other side of the lake while taking a call from Callum.
Jade still doesn't want her sister to meet Troy but it alls on deaf ears and she departs to meet him, all for Callum's benefit.
Sonya turns up to meet Troy and they talk about his life in the army and he promises to show her photos on his laptop the next time… and Callum too whenever she thinks he is ready.
“Kyle!!!” is Chris' reaction to Summer wanting to cast him as the lead role in her movie and when they do a run through (with Sum filling in as the leading role) its a bit of a shambles especially since he wants to change what she has scripted and wants to take his shirt off!
Callum and Andrew are having a kick around with a football when Summer and Chris come outside. Andrew abandons the game to take up the lead role in the film after the three of them chatted about it.
Sonya and Troy finish off their chat and she's just about coming round to the idea of introducing him to Callum although he does say that he will wait for the right time. Just before she leaves, he calls her back using an old nickname, to ask if she's been back to their old home. Sonya replies back that she hasn't although she wanted to for Gran. The mentioning of that name, prompts him to ask how she is and Sonya gets quite upset after telling him that she died recently. She is upset so much, that Troy comforts her and unseen by them, someone else has witnessed the hug – Toadie from the other side of the lake and he isn't happy at what he's seen!
Harold finishes off an intimate conversation (but refuses to say to whom) when an Toadie comes home and he passes on a message that Lyn is trying to get hold of him, but like Harold, refuses to say why.
Toadie then reveals that he saw Callum's father and we get a famous “ah” from Harold when he adds that Troy was hugging Sonya. Harold reminds him that Troy isn't a threat to his relationship with Callum and adds that sitting on the fence won't provide answers.
Chris relays the news that Tash is running late and suggests that Sum steps in and fills her role as they do a run- through of the script with Andrew. She doesn't want to do that but after concerted pressure from Chris, gives in and he suggests they do scene 4.
They have just begun when Tash noisily arrives, but they keep on acting while Chris keeps filming. As they read the script, they almost (and indeed do it later transpires) ignore the scripts words and instead speak to each other from the heart.
ANDREW: You don't get it, there's a reason we're the last two people left. We're going to get through this.
SUMMER: I want to believe you, I do.
ANDREW: You and me, I won't let you down anymore, I swear.
The script calls for the two characters to kiss but Summer pulls away from the kiss and ends the rehearsal. Chris announces that it was awesome and Tash adds that “half the stuff wasn't in the script,” while Andrew and Summer stand silently just looking at each other.
Summer tries to avoid having the conversation Tash wants them to have when they come into the store for coffee and cake.
The guys come in to collect a couple of pizzas and Andrew enquires how the film ends. Chris replies that the two characters give into each other after realising there is no point in fighting any more. Sound familiar?!
Tash tries to get Sum back onto her train of thought by reassuring her that she is totally over Andrew and gives them her blessing. Sum isn't quite on her train of thought though.
SUMMER: Don't be stupid.
TASH: I'm not the dumb one here.
SUMMER: We were acting Tash.
Looks like Chris is reading off the same script as Tash, and tells Andrew that one of them needs to do something.
“There's nothing to do,” Sum protests and Tash replies that if she believes that then she is dumber than she thought she was!
Callum re- enacts a football scene alone since Andrew abandoned him and when he is celebrating, the passing Troy retrieves the ball and hands it to him. Troy quizzes Callum very subtly about playing football and what position is best, suggesting that he is more a striker than the defender Cal said his coach was suggesting. “See you around champ,” he says before going over to speak to Sonya who saw their brief conversation aghast at what she saw.
Troy and Sonya meet in the middle of the street and she immediately wants to know what was happening and he is quick to reassure her that he didn't say anything – he keeps his word these days! Troy explains why he is here (to show Sonya the photos) and as the two of them head up the driveway of #24, Callum watches on looking very puzzled.
Toadie wraps up his call with Lyn as Callum comes home. He asks them (Harold is there too) if they saw Sonya's meeting with ‘the guy'. “What guy,” Toadie immediately asks then quickly asks if the guy spoke to Callum. “Not really,” Cal replies and Toadie wants to push it but a “Jarrod,” from Harold stops his line of questioning, so Cal explains he was just asking football questions. Toadie asks if he wants to speak to Sonya, no, and then Cal bails to go and play his zombie game.
“Don't interrogate the boy like that,” Harold says after Callum has left but Toadie is incensed at Troy starting a conversation with Callum and is going round to #24 to say something.
Sonya and Troy are looking at his photos when someone knocks on the door. Jade lets Toadie in who makes his displeasure at Troy talking to Callum immediately known when he spots him in the house. Toadie is very irate and warns Troy to stay away from his son. He then starts to have a go at Sonya but she is ready for him and reminds him that Troy has done nothing wrong.
TOADIE: (shouting) Just the fact he is here is wrong!
SONYA: (shouting too) He's here because you contacted him. YOU!!!
In a normal voice, she then tells him to go home which he does, and she then apologises to Troy for what happened. Surprisingly, Troy sympathises with Toadie, saying that he'd probably do the same in his shoes. Jade sticks up for Toadie but Sonya stops her to say that Troy has done nothing wrong although if looks could kill, Troy would be six feet under now!
The teens are about to do a run through of the script when Andrew stops them because something is missing – he then goes to the door to bring in a directors chair for Summer, complete with her name that the three of them bought for her. She looks pretty impressed with the gift and Chris calls and end to the “love fest” to get back to work.
Andrew is having problems interpretation one of the scenes (how to grab Tash) and does a run- through with Summer instead, which only goes to reinforce how good a couple they'd make. “Doesn't that make you want to vomit?!” Tash says to Chris and he wholeheartedly agrees with her!
The session ends and Andrew invites Summer out to work on a few aspects of the script, which she is only too happy to accept. Summer is one happy girl as we head into the final commercial break.
However that all changes in the final scene when Summer lets Lyn into the house (she was about to leave for her date with Andrew) and notices the packaging items Lyn has just brought home with her. Lyn then tells her the good news (or not so good news in Sum's case) about what she has been up to today. She's just heard back from Correctional Services that Steph is going to be moved to a low security prison so that Charlie can see her as often as he needs. Sum is overjoyed at the news until Lyn explains where the prison is – it's in Bendigo and they will be moving there!
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Lyn persuading Summer that the move will be good for them all.
- Summer adamant she isn't going.
- Charlie excited at the move.
- Chris trying to talk reason into Andrew and Summer.
- Jade expressing her concern for Sonya to Toadie.
- Callum demanding to know what is going on when he hears Sonya and Toadie arguing.