- Summer learning how to live with Karl
- Andrew worried about Tash's new relationship
- Sonya and Toadie getting back together
Toadie and Sonya stumble through the doorway, kissing each other like their lives depended on it. Callum's staying over at a mate's place so they've got the house to themselves, but Sonya starts to feel guilty about not ending things properly with Troy. Sonya and Toadie smooch some more but then Toadie begins to feel guilty and they decide to cool things off for the night. With one last kiss, Sonya heads home.
Sonya can't wipe the smile off her face, still in a state of disbelief that she's finally back with Toadie. She reads a note someone left her, telling her that Troy rang, but Sonya just skips off to her room, daydreaming about Toadie.
Ramsay Street - Next Morning
Jade overhears Sonya talking to Troy on the phone and isn't pleased, but perks up when Sonya says she's going to end things. Jade's even happier when Sonya tells her that she's back together with Toadie. Jade asks Sonya if she wants back- up to go and see Troy, but Sonya says that Troy's a different man these days and she'll be fine. Her face falls slightly, though, when she turns away from Jade, like she's wondering if she can believe her own reassurances.
Andrew and Chris return from a game of basketball and make themselves at home much to Summer's displeasure as they're disrupting her solo study day. She's also worried about making too much mess and noise while Karl's home, which turns out to be justified as Karl isn't pleased to see the boys. While Summer and Chris are in the kitchen, Andrew checks out Tash's Facebook page and notices that she's headed out to a bar with new boyfriend, Ivan. Before he can snoop around too much, though, Summer kicks the boys out so she can have some peace.
Number 30/Charlie's Bar
Callum arrives home from soccer practice and collapses on the couch next to Toadie.
CALLUM: They made us do the beep test, which I think is officially a form of torture. And then at Simon's last night his sister made us watch Twilight.
He asks Toadie how the wedding went and teases him about crying, which Toadie only weakly denies. Toadie then tells Cal that something interesting did happen.
Sonya meets Troy at the bar and passes on his offer of breakfast. He can sense that she's uneasy about something, especially when she starts talking about Callum and doesn't let Troy hold her hand.
Callum doesn't quite know what to say when Toadie says he and Sonya are back together. He's happy of course, but he points out that he's heard this declaration before and it didn't stick. Toadie smiles and assures Callum that it's forever this time and that the three of them are going to be a family again.
Troy's stony- faced after hearing the news from Sonya. She apologises for letting him think she was over Toadie when she wasn't and assures him the break- up had nothing to do with their history. Troy asks if he's still allowed to see Callum.
It appears as though Cal has asked the same question, as Toadie says of course he can still see Troy. Callum wonders if Troy will stick around now Sonya and Toadie are back together, but Toadie just says that's Troy's call.
Troy tells Sonya he's disappointed they didn't work out, but as long as he can still see Callum he'll be OK. Later that morning, Sonya has left and Jade has popped in for a takeaway latte. She sees Troy paying his breakfast bill and can't help giving her two cents when Troy snidely asks if she's got something to say.
JADE: You'll never take Toadie's place in Callum's life.
TROY: Don't need to, I'm his father.
JADE: So you keep saying. But hanging out with him a couple of times doesn't mean anything.
TROY: We'll see about that.
JADE: Sonya's finally realised what a loser you are. Do you honestly think she's going to let you anywhere near her son?
TROY: She said she would.
JADE: She'd say anything to get you out of her life. Good riddance.
TROY: She can't do that.
JADE: Of course she can, she's got Callum and Toadie; a great guy and an even better dad. You never had a chance.
Jade walks out with her coffee while Troy looks like he's ready to explode.
Troy bashes on the door and demands to know where Toadie is when Callum answers. Cal says his dad's next door, but this wording irritates Troy and he yells at Callum that Toadie isn't his father. Toadie walks in and tells Troy to get away from Callum, before sending his son to his room away from the confrontation. Callum hangs back in the hallway, though, and watches as the two men argue. Troy accuses Toadie of trying to steal his kid and make him look bad and says that Toadie's too big for his boots. Angry, Toadie orders Troy out of his house and says there's no chance he's seeing Callum again, but this makes something snap in Troy and he punches Toadie in the face. Callum's horrified and rushes to Toadie's side while Toadie tells Troy to get out before he calls the cops. When Troy leaves, Toadie hugs a distraught- looking Callum and promises that he's OK.
First Commercial Break
Callum brings Toadie a packet of frozen peas for his black eye and wonders if they should go to the doctor's. Sonya rushes in the door and makes a fuss over the boys, appalled at what Troy has done. Cal goes off to his room and Sonya starts apologising all over the place, even though Toadie says none of this was her fault.
SONYA: No he used to... I saw what he was like when he was angry, the damage. And I really hoped that he'd changed.
Sonya says she never would have let Troy near Callum if she thought he was still the same, and determinedly says that Troy is never coming back there. Toadie doesn't want to let Sonya go and confront Troy by herself, but Sonya says she'll make sure there are other people around and that Toadie needs to be home for Callum.
Chris notices Andrew checking out Tash's Facebook page and reminds him that Summer's the one that needs his attention. Andrew reminds him that Summer threw them out, but Chris says Summer didn't mean it. Chris thinks that Summer's gone into extra stress- head mode because she's missing her family and adjusting to life with Karl and Susan: "You're her boyfriend, you should be there for her". Andrew mulls this over.
Andrew gets Summer to take a study break and shows her a bag of gifts he bought. There's vitamins to help her memory, coloured pens, aromatherapy oil, chocolate, DVDs, a mix CD (with lots of Aqua music on it) and vouchers for massages. Summer was excited by the presents at first, but then starts to look wary by the sheer volume of it all and asks Andrew why he's really showering her with gifts.
Second Commercial Break
Andrew says that he loves Summer but he has no idea how to act in a fully- committed relationship. Summer reminds him he's been with Tash, but Andrew just says that was completely different and he doesn't want to stuff things up with Summer. She looks touched that he cares so much.
SUMMER: You went looking for Aqua songs.
ANDREW: I found rare mixes and everything.
They kiss and Summer says he can take the vouchers back (which works for Andrew seeing as he lied to Paul about them being for himself). Andrew says he'll give Summer a massage to make up for it. He tries to check Tash's Facebook again while Summer's tying up her hair, but doesn't get too far before Summer's ready. He misses out on seeing a photo of Tash and Ivan hanging out at a place called Bar 99.
Toadie has brought Callum back into the lounge room for a chat to make sure he's OK. Toadie says he'd never let Troy hurt anyone, but Callum's feeling ashamed that he let Troy hurt Toadie.
TOADIE: Mate there was nothing you could have done.
CALLUM: Yeah there was. I should have stayed there and stood up for you.
TOADIE: That's not your job.
CALLUM: I'm not a kid.
TOADIE: No, you're not, but I wouldn't be much of a dad if I let you get involved.
CALLUM: I heard you and Sonya talking about Troy and what he was like. Was he really that bad?
TOADIE: I don't know, mate, she didn't say much.
CALLUM: That kind of stuff, it can get passed down.
TOADIE: Callum you're nothing like Troy.
CALLUM: But he's a part of me.
TOADIE: Yeah well I'm part of you too. So is Sonya, so is your Gran. You've been around a lot of good people all your life.
Toadie tries to lighten the mood by saying Callum's more like him than anyone. Callum's still downhearted, but manages to joke back that he's the funnier one. Toadie smiles and agrees.
Later on, Karl checks out Toadie's black eye and says there doesn't seem to be any fractures but that he should get an x- ray done at the hospital if he wants to press charges. Toadie says he just wants Troy out of his life ASAP for Callum and Sonya's sake. He tells Karl how upset Callum is over it all and how he feels as though he might turn out like Troy, and then adds that Sonya's gone to confront Troy. Karl's concerned that she's off by herself but says that Sonya's a sensible person and will take care of herself. Toadie knows this to be true but can't help looking worried.
Sonya asks Jade if she's seen Troy because she can't get a hold of him and then tells her sister that Troy punched Toadie. Jade's astounded and tells Sonya how smug Troy was acting this morning about still being Cal's dad, but that she put him back in his place. Sonya's frustrated that Jade wound Troy up, but their argument is halted when Troy finally calls her back. Sonya looks wary but agrees to meet him somewhere to talk. Jade tries to stop her sister from going but Sonya won't listen.
JADE: Sonya he's dangerous!
SONYA: Yeah? So am I.
Third Commercial Break
Troy's Hotel Room
Sonya doesn't want to hear hollow apologies, but Troy says he's truly sorry and that he shouldn't have gone to see Toadie. Sonya says that he scared Callum. Troy knows this and feels bad, but he bought Callum a swag and hopes it might be the start of the massive apology he owes him. Troy says that he loves Sonya and finding her again made him realise she's the only good thing in his life. Making sure the door's still open, Sonya sits down on the bed next to him to talk.
SONYA: That's not true, you have your job, the army.
TROY: That's not family. I started having this dream, y'know, you me and Callum in our own home.
SONYA: Well that's not going to happen, I'm sorry.
TROY: I thought about this so much. You and me and our boy, we could move to WA, live by the beach. I could get a job driving trucks at the mines.
SONYA: No, Troy, that's not what I want.
TROY: You keep saying that but you haven't even heard me out!
SONYA: No I have heard you and what I'm saying is that I choose Toadie!
She stands to leave but Troy gets in her way and closes the door, telling her that she will listen to him.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
(Andrew notes that Tash has a party at the Scavenger club and looks it up)
LUCAS: Ooh, I would steer clear of that place, mate. Definitely not a place for kids.
(Andrew goes to see Tash)
ANDREW: Tash you have no idea what you're getting yourself into.
TASH: No because you wouldn't know what I'm into anymore.
(Summer tells Andrew they have to keep trying to protect Tash)
(Meanwhile, Toadie's searching everywhere for Sonya - but she's still with Troy)
TROY: We should be together, we never should have broken up. People like us don't change. You're one drink, one bet away from the old you.
(He sets a glass of alcohol down in front of her)