- Lou taking on too much work
- Jade ruining Kyle's business lunch with Nikki
- Lou collapsing at the car yard
Harold and Carolyn rush in after Lou's stretcher and ask Karl if he's going to be OK, but Karl says he won't know until he runs some tests. Harold feels awful that his last words to Lou were “you silly old fool”, but he still wishes his friend would've slowed down like he asked him to.
Kyle's hanging up some party lights when Jade gets home with the groceries. She tries to engage him in conversation but he's still giving her the silent treatment over the bust business deal. Mark arrives home and isn't happy to see that the courtesy fliers he made up (to alert people about the party) haven't been handed out to the neighbours. Kyle grabs them and heads out, claiming he needs a break. Mark asks Jade why Kyle's in a foul mood and she admits she did something stupid. Mark hopes they sort it out by tonight or no one will feel like partying.
Andrew asks Kyle why he and the girls aren't invited to the party but Kyle says it's for an older crowd. He just wants Andrew and Tash to make sure their dads don't complain about the noise. When Kyle leaves, the teens talk about Robinson Entertainment and their plans for next year. Summer's surprised to hear that Andrew is thinking about ditching uni all together, so she decides to drag he and Tash along to Erinsborough Uni to soak up the atmosphere and feel inspired again.
Harold looks through the window of Lou's hospital room and reminisces about the times they've shared. Like when they were in hospital together, when they took part in the Christmas street light competition, the time Lou snuck into Harold's van to accompany him on his trip and when Lou supported Harold during his cancer battle. Harold starts to get upset so Carolyn steps in beside him and takes his hand.
Jade catches up with Kyle and hands him a list of her gym clients that are cashed- up and looking for a handyman, but Kyle still thinks that she's treating his business idea like a joke. Kate interrupts their bickering and gives them some perspective by telling them Lou's in hospital. Kyle offers to drive her there to see him and then says he'll take care of the car yard in the meantime.
Toadie, Harold and Carolyn are relieved when Karl finds them in the waiting room and tells them that Lou will be fine. He's just suffering from an electrolyte imbalance and needs to keep his stress levels down and his fluids up. Harold asks Karl if he could tell Lou to slow down, but Karl says he's already given that speech. Lou's just lucky Harold found him when he did or the outcome could have been a lot worse.
Lou wakes up to find Harold hovering over him and jumps ten foot, joking that if he wanted to give him a heart attack at least he's in the right place. Harold wonders when Lou's going to start taking his health seriously and says he can't keep working himself to the bone. Lou eventually confesses to Harold that he can't give up on work entirely because he's practically broke.
Back in the waiting room Carolyn, Toadie and Kate wonder how Lou could have lost so much money, but Harold says that Lou kept quiet about a string of bad investments he made. Harold knows there's only one option - Lou will have to sell the car yard. Toadie wishes him good luck trying to get Lou to prise his fingers away from his business, but Harold says it's Lou's only genuine asset. He just has to convince Lou of that fact.
Summer, Andrew and Tash take in the sights of the uni courtyard including a random emo kid and a group of musicians having a jam. Summer gets Andrew to think about how many parties he could throw there and Andrew admits it does have potential. Tash receives a text from Ivan but pretends it's from one of her Mathlete buddies and makes her excuses to leave. Andrew thinks they should go too, but Summer says they're going to check out the business courses.
Before Harold can start his spiel, Lou tells him that he'll sort out his own financial problems and he'll be fine as long as there's a roof over his head and food in his belly. But Harold says his health is the most important thing and that he should sell the car yard. Lou thinks his friend has lost his marbles, but Harold says he can invest in other ventures and let his money work for itself: “It's the only answer. It's time to let it go.”
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Mark asks if Jade's sorted everything out with Kyle yet but she says it's hard when he won't even talk to her. Jade gets a weird look from Mark and she thinks he's onto her secret feelings, but he's just waiting for her to get off the rug so he can move it. Kate drops in to tell them Lou's OK and Jade's ears prick up when she hears about Lou possibly selling the car yard and making investments elsewhere. While the girls are chatting, Mark answers the phone but becomes concerned when there's no one else on the end of the line.
It's Jade's turn to hover over Lou's bed and nearly scare him to death. She cuts to the chase and asks him what his problem with Kyle is. Lou jokes that he's just showing the boy some tough love, but then admits that if he could have afforded to give Kyle a pay rise he would've. Jade then puts the idea in Lou's head that Kyle needs money to start up his own business. If only there was someone who had a business to sell and was on the lookout for a good investment...
Summer holds onto her single brochure for Journalism while trying to help Andrew wade through about ten business management related options. Andrew's still not keen on the whole uni idea, but when Summer admits that she just really loves the idea of them attending uni together, he concedes that he might be persuaded to go.
Lou's impressed when Kyle tells him that he sold a car that had been sitting in the lot for a while. Kyle says he'll help Lou out until he's back on his feet, but he's not coming back permanently. That suits Lou just fine because he's decided to sell the yard. He then proceeds to make Kyle's day by giving him back his $2000 cheque and telling him that he'll give him the rest of the cash to start up his handyman business when the sale goes through. Kyle cautiously wonders why Lou's doing this for him, but Lou smiles and says he's doing it for himself - he knows a good business idea when he sees one. Kyle thanks him but Lou says he should be thanking his “missus”, it was Jade who talked him around.
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Kyle arrives home just as Mark, Jade and Kate put the finishing touches on the party atmosphere before the guests arrive. He tells them all his good news and Mark and Kate go fetch some champagne to celebrate. Jade thinks Kyle's still annoyed with her for sticking her nose in again, but Kyle smiles at her and says thank you.
Harold and Carolyn help Lou pack his things to return home. They think he's doing a wonderful thing for Kyle, but Lou just says he's selling the stock not the land. Harold starts to get worried when Lou talks about how involved he's going to be in Kyle's business but Carolyn starts laughing and informs her husband that Lou's just winding him up.
The party's in full swing and there's dancing ahoy in the living room. Kyle's having a boogie with Kate while Jade dances with some other dude. Mark, meanwhile, is staring out the front window like a watchdog. Kyle dashes off to the kitchen to get some red wine so he can tease Mark about spilling it on the carpet. Kate checks on Mark and tells him to loosen up, eventually getting him to dance with her. Kyle looks disappointed when he sees them together so he finds Jade and has a boogie with her instead. Jade has fun until their dancing gets a little too close and she heads outside for some fresh air. Looking concerned, Kyle follows her.
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Jade grabs a drink from the esky outside but doesn't get much time to collect her thoughts before Kyle sits down next to her on the bench. He thanks her again for helping him out with his business and says no one has gone into bat for him like that before. Kyle wonders if he's actually capable of running his own business, but Jade says he'll be fine or else she'll have Lou Carpenter breathing down her back for all eternity. When Kyle leans back to grab his own drink their faces are inches apart. Jade's surprised when Kyle practically dives at her for a kiss, but it doesn't take long before she's reciprocating.
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They break apart and Jade looks pleased. She's about to say how nice the kiss was when Kyle smiles and says that was one heck of a party pash. Disappointed, Jade plays along and pretends that's all it was to her too. Kyle's worried about things being weird between them because she's a good mate, but Jade says that everything's fine and they should get back to the party. Her face falls, though, when Kyle's back is turned.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
KYLE: I don't fancy you or anything, cause how would that be, ay!
JADE: Yeah... Awkward!
(Harold & Carolyn are almost set to depart Ramsay Street)
CALLUM: Before you go I've got one more job for you.
(Callum has cooked up something to do with Toadie & Sonya)
(Mark receives an anonymous text: RATS DON'T LIVE)
MARK: I'm being targeted. I want to know who's doing this.
DETECTIVE: I said I would look into it, Detective.
MARK: How do I know I can trust you?
(Mark & Kyle find their home ransacked)
KYLE: It's because of that dodgy cop isn't it? The one you reported.
MARK: It's not your problem.
KYLE: It's in my house!
(Kyle finds ‘rats don't live' spray painted in red on the back of a door)