- Summer and Andrew getting together
- Tash feeling cut off from the happy couple
- Toadie trying to cope with Troy and Sonya
- Troy threatening Harold and hurting him
Lou banters with Harold about Carolyn (who has gone back to her hotel), but Harold is too distracted by Troy to pay him any attention. Harold takes it upon himself to approach Troy, who is playing pool with Callum and Toadie, to say something about their earlier altercation. But Harold realises he can't badmouth Troy in front of Callum and decides to head home instead.
Ramsay Street - Next Morning
Chris finds Tash out the front of #22 waiting for Summer and Andrew to surface. She knows the couple need their space, but she just wants the group to return to normal. Chris gets a text message letting him know basketball training has been moved around again. His team- mate Millsy has been trying to stuff him around because he's uncomfortable with Chris being gay. Tash thinks Chris should say something to Millsy but Chris replies that it's not a big deal. Summer and Andrew finally emerge from the house, glued together, and they head off to school.
Toadie and Lou are having coffee together when Harold walks in, still looking unsettled after last night's drama. Toadie says that Callum was in a foul mood this morning because he wouldn't let him go to Puckapunyal with Troy. At the mention of Troy's name, Harold finally confesses to Toadie and Lou what happened between them at the bucks' night. Toadie's alarmed and wonders why Harold didn't say anything at the time but Harold said it happened so quickly. Then, just to add to Toadie's woes, he gets a phone call from Michael letting him know Callum's not at school.
Toadie calls out for Callum but Harold finds a note on the table from him that says he's sorry, but he's gone to Puckapunyal with Troy. Toadie's angry and tries to call both Callum and Troy's mobiles but gets voicemail each time. Harold puts the idea in Toadie's head that it might not be Callum's fault - Troy might have invited Cal along to his training session even though Toadie specifically said no.
Toadie drops in on Sonya and immediately asks twenty questions about Troy, wanting to know if she was aware of the Puckapunyal trip. Sonya tries to placate Toadie by saying there's probably a reasonable explanation for everything, but this just makes him angrier and her more frustrated.
TOADIE: Our son is out there with a stranger.
SONYA: He's with his father!
TOADIE: I am his father and what I say goes!
Toadie says that he's going to keep calling them and that if Sonya hears from Troy, she needs to tell him to get "my son" back ASAP.
Jade nearly barrels into Toadie jogging around a corner and is surprised to learn that Callum's taken off with Troy, Sonya and Troy are together and that Troy picked a fight with Harold last night. The part Jade's hung up on the most, though, is the whole Sonya and Troy thing, but Toadie says that Sonya's big enough to make her own mistakes. He just wants to find his son.
Jade visits her sister and gets into an argument with her about Troy, reminding her how bad the relationship was first time around. Sonya says that they've both changed since then and he's turned into someone Callum can be proud of. But Jade says that not everyone's a fan and that Troy had a go at Harold.
JADE: Look if you want to be with Troy that's your choice. But don't expect me to be around when it hits the fan.
First Commercial Break
Chris gets another text informing him of another timetable change for basketball practice. Tash fills Summer in on the ordeal and they're both annoyed on Chris's behalf, but Chris still doesn't want to make a big deal of it. He just wants to play basketball. He heads off to the library just as Andrew arrives and takes a seat next to Summer. Tash is left to sit by herself while Summer and Andrew act all kissy with one another.
Toadie hangs up from Michael after checking to see if Callum's turned up at school. Sonya finds him and lets him know she called the Puckapunyal base but they weren't helpful. She tries to clear the air with him and asks about Harold. Toadie says that the whole situation is just too much for him to get his head around.
TOADIE: I've tried to be accommodating. As much as I hate it I can't stop Troy from seeing Callum. It doesn't mean I have to like it. And then when something like this happens I just want to know that my little man is OK.
Sonya puts a comforting hand on Toadie's arm. Harold walks into the bar and smiles when he sees them in a brief moment of solidarity.
Summer takes a call from Lyn while Tash asks Andrew what their plans are for the evening. Andrew says he was going to watch a DVD with Summer and Tash invites herself along, but Andrew was kind of hoping he'd just have alone time with his girlfriend. Summer rejoins them and tells Tash they can hang out tomorrow, but Tash pretends she's not that desperate for company. She mopes at her locker while Summer and Andrew make out obnoxiously loudly.
Toadie brings Sonya a cup of peppermint tea and they share a nice moment about him still keeping her favourite brew in the house. He's about to call Callum again when Troy and Callum arrive home. Toadie immediately starts ranting and raving at Troy but Callum eventually manages to get a word in and says it was his fault. He hid in Troy's truck and Troy didn't know he was there until he stopped for petrol. Troy says he left his phone at the hotel or he would have known about Callum sooner. Callum goes to his room and Troy apologises for screwing up, but Toadie doesn't reciprocate the apology for going off at Troy, much to Sonya's disappointment.
Second Commercial Break
Troy promises Sonya he'd never take off with Callum without asking her or Toadie first. He's saddened that Toadie convinced her he was the bad guy. Sonya explains that she became worried when she found out about his fight with Harold, but Troy explains it away as a misunderstanding. Troy then says that Harold and his missus tried to bribe him with money to make him leave town. Sonya can't believe her ears.
Troy hangs in the background while Sonya confronts Toadie about the bribe. She asks if he put Harold and Carolyn up to it to get rid of Troy but Toadie can barely get out a "no" before she keeps yelling. Sonya is annoyed that Toadie is giving her space one minute and then trying to make her think Troy's a bad guy the next. She says that she's moving on, and if that's with Troy then Toadie just has to deal with it.
Tash wants Chris to hang out with her after school but he reminds her he's got basketball practice. Tash then suggests they go to this new club tonight that everyone's raving about, but Chris says he's not in the mood. Chris says they should go to the movie with Summer and Andrew (who are welded at the lips near the lockers again), but Tash quietly says that they're busy. Chris and Tash eventually decide to watch a DVD at Chris's place after training. When Chris leaves, Tash decides to do her good friend deed of the day and ring up Millsy to give him an earbashing about stuffing Chris around.
Chris is having an argument with Millsy about Tash interfering. Millsy says Chris is getting his "little handbag" to do all his dirty work, but Chris says he never asked her to. Tash sees them and asks Chris what happened, but Chris is annoyed with her for sticking her nose in where it wasn't needed. He says all she did was make things worse and that he can handle his problems himself. Chris cancels their plans for the evening much to Tash's disappointment.
Third Commercial Break
Tash is wallowing on the couch, stuffing her face with chocolate, but soon gets sick of her own pity party. She gets a text from Michael, letting her know he'll be late home and to have leftovers for dinner. Tash thinks about calling Summer, but then changes her mind and quickly puts on her shoes, grabs her handbag and walks out the door.
Tash strikes up a conversation with a girl who is buying drinks, complimenting her on her top. They chat about the boutique she bought it from and the girl invites her to sit with her and her mates. When the girl heads to the bathroom, though, Tash spies her ID sitting on the bar. They conveniently look very similar so Tash decides to swipe the ID and run out. Tash leaves a voicemail for her dad and spins a lie, letting him know she's going to stay at Chris's place tonight.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
(Karl is having issues with Summer being in the house)
SUMMER: It was just so awkward. Everything I did was wrong.
ANDREW: They can't invite you into their house and make you feel like you're an intruder.
(Andrew has a chat with Susan about it)
SUSAN: She's definitely not causing any trouble.
ANDREW: Well she's thinking of moving out.
(Tash sneaks home late from her night out - Michael's none the wiser)
(Tash looks at a photo on her laptop of her with some guy)
CHRIS: Tash was supposed to come over last night.
ANDREW: And she didn't tell her dad that? You've been had, mate.
(Chris finds Tash to ask her what's going on)