- Mark getting hassled at work
- Toadie and Sonya reuniting
- Jade convincing Lou to invest in Kyle's business
- Kyle and Jade kissing at their housewarming party
- Jade disappointed that the kiss meant nothing to Kyle
It's the morning after the party and Kyle is draped across Jade on the couch, both of them fast asleep. The phone starts ringing and wakes them up, along with Mark (who stumbles out in his boxers) and Kate (who was buried underneath a blanket on the other couch). Mark answers the phone but there's no one on the other end. The gang groggily decide to head to Charlie's for some burgers, except for Jade who opts to go for a jog instead to avoid Kyle. The ringing starts up again and Kyle answers, telling the silent person to either speak up or stop calling.
Karl's horrified when he hears Kyle order up two greasy burgers for lunch and warns him his arteries will clog up, but Kyle couldn't care less. Jade appears after her jog and Karl tries to include her in the conversation, but she's wary of being in the same proximity as Kyle. At the bar, Kyle confronts Jade and asks if she's avoiding him out of embarrassment or something. Jade pretends everything is fine and this seems to placate Kyle for now.
KYLE: You've got nothing to worry about. I don't fancy you or anything.
JADE: The feeling's mutual.
KYLE: Great, because how would that be, ay? Living in the same house.
JADE: Yeah... Awkward!
Harold and Carolyn are packing up the van when Sonya jogs over and says that Lou's asking for them. Harold says they'll definitely pop in to see him before they head off.
HAROLD: Remind me to check the back before we leave. Last time he stowed away in the cabin.
Toadie and Callum appear to go on their walk with Sonya, but Callum hangs back to ask Harold one more favour before he leaves town. He wants Sonya to move back into #30 and he thinks Harold can work his magic and make it happen.
Kate teases Mark about not cleaning the house before they went out and then for his superb dancing skills the night before. Mark laughs and wonders why it's “pay out on Mark day” all of a sudden, but he's pleased they had a fun night together. His good mood vaporises when he gets a text message from a blocked number that says: WE'RE WATCHING YOU. Mark warily looks around the bar while Kate and Kyle chat about how hungry they are.
Harold's Store/Charlie's Bar
Callum pushes Harold Toadie's way, reminding him he's “the legend of Ramsay Street” so the plan can't fail. Meanwhile, Carolyn has called Lucas for reinforcements to have a chat with Sonya in Charlie's. The main point of each conversation is to convince Toadie and Sonya that they should move back in with one another. Toadie and Sonya both like the sound of the idea but each think it's too soon to make that big step again after everything that's happened.
Mark and Kyle arrive home to find the place trashed even more so than the state they left it in this morning. They soon realise that someone has broken in, but nothing appears to have been taken. While Kyle checks out the back, Mark hears the phone ring. Using a cloth so he doesn't disturb any fingerprints, Mark find the phone and answers it but of course no one's on the other end. Kyle calls him into the kitchen to let him know the intruders busted open the back door and left a message spray painted in red on the laundry door: RATS DON'T LIVE.
First Commercial Break
Kyle wants to know what's going on and guesses it has something to do with the dodgy cop Mark reported. Mark says it might just be some crim he put in jail and now they're looking for revenge, but this doesn't make Kyle feel better. He tells Mark the girls can't see the place like this or they'll freak out. Mark tries to clean the laundry door but it's obvious the paint won't budge so Kyle says they'll have to take the whole door off. Mark warns Kyle not to tell anyone what happened and says he'll handle everything. The phone rings again and Kyle answers, not wanting to feel intimidated in his own home. He starts yelling but soon calms down when he realises his mum's on the other end. Mark storms off to sort everything out.
Sophie's joined Callum, Harold and Carolyn for a debriefing on the Toadie and Sonya situation. Harold and Carolyn are sorry they couldn't convince the duo to move in together - they‘re just scared of ruining the relationship when they‘ve only just got it back. Callum's convinced his parents are keen, though, and Carolyn hints that Toadie and Sonya might just need something that will prompt them into action.
Sonya and Sophie are chatting to Kate about Mark and the party when Lucas gets off the phone with bad news. He just spoke to the Salvos and they're not happy about Sonya being an “unauthorised occupant” in the house so she's going to have to move out. Kate's incredulous and says that Lucas and Lou fall under the same category so Sonya shouldn't be singled out. She wants to ring the Salvos back, but Sonya says that it's OK and she should probably move on. Sonya doesn't want to crash with Jade, though, and cramp her style and Toadie's not an option either. Lucas and Sophie exchange a worried look - their plan isn't exactly working.
Erinsborough Police Station - Exterior
Mark approaches one of his superiors, Supt. Hayes, and tells him that his house has been ransacked and he's getting anonymous messages. Hayes is abrupt with Mark until he tells him that he's been getting harassed for a while now and that it's starting to affect his friends. He shouldn't be getting penalised for doing the right thing. Hayes says he'll look into it but Mark isn't convinced.
MARK: I love the job, but if you don't do something about this I'll go higher up.
HAYES: There is no higher up. You and I both know how deep this investigation goes. We've all got to tread carefully until this thing is resolved.
Mark asks how he's supposed to know if he can trust his colleague, but Hayes just stares at him and heads into the station.
Second Commercial Break
Jade brings Kate over to help the boys with the cleaning but they're surprised to find Kyle home alone. He tells the girls Mark had some work stuff to attend to. Jade finds the phone disconnected but Kyle pretends that it must have just fallen out. Mark gets home and heads straight into the kitchen, Kyle not far behind. He's still annoyed about keeping things a secret from Jade but Mark says he told his superior everything and they're looking into it. The girls overhear them arguing but Kyle makes out that it was just over bathroom clean- up duty. Jade peers at the laundry wondering whether there used to be a door there - Mark guiltily looks away.
Callum and Sophie listen to Sonya tell Toadie about a rental property she found in Ringwood but Callum cracks and says they all need to live together again. He confesses that he roped in Harold and Carolyn to try and convince them of the same thing, and that the Salvos call was a ruse.
SONYA: You had me thinking I didn't have a home.
CALLUM: You do have a home - with us across the street.
Harold and Carolyn walk down the #24 driveway after bidding farewell to Lou. Harold admits he hated saying goodbye because he never knows when he'll see his friend again. Toadie and Sonya storm over with Callum and Harold and Carolyn think they're mad about the interfering, but Toadie and Sonya soon break into a smile and admit they are moving back in together. Hugs and goodbyes are exchanged all around and Toadie thanks Harold for everything he's done.
HAROLD: Jarrod I think I should be thanking you. It is wonderful to be needed.
TOADIE: So will we see you again?
HAROLD: I've got this beautiful lady to occupy my time now. But never say never, Jarrod. Never say never.
Harold and Carolyn hop into the van and head back to Byron Bay or wherever their next adventure might lead them. Drive safe, Harry, we'll miss you!
Karl puts in his second random scene of the day to natter to Mark about how he's on takeaway duty for Lou. But Mark's more concerned with finding out why his superior has called him for a meeting. Hayes says he “put the word out” and got a ‘RATS DON'T LIVE' message on his phone in return. Mark says he can't just sit around and do nothing while the threats get worse, but isn't keen on his superior's suggestion either, which is to go into witness protection. Mark says he's not a victim but Hayes says it's the best way to keep him, and everyone around him, safe for however long the investigation will take to solve.
Third Commercial Break
Mark's brooding over a beer when Jade, Kyle and Kate find him. Jade teases him about leaving them to do the rest of the cleaning and says he should shout the first round of drinks, surprised when he complies. When Jade and Kyle go to the bar, Kate says she can see that this “work stuff” is really getting Mark down. Kyle observes them and how in tune they appear.
KYLE: Those two should just get it together.
JADE: Sometimes it's not that simple.
KYLE: Yeah it is. If two people want each other they should just go for it.
JADE: Well maybe that's the thing. Maybe one of them doesn't feel the same way.
Back at the table, Kate says Mark can chat to her about anything if he needs to vent. And that maybe he should try and just forget about his troubles for one night. Mark gives her a small smile and says that he'll try.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
ANDREW: It would be good if the two most important people in my life could just try and make and effort.
PAUL: We've just got nothing in common.
(Andrew, Summer and Paul share an awkward dinner together)
SUMMER: Actually, Paul, newspapers are dying.
PAUL: Is that right?
(Paul isn't impressed with their dinner guest and tells Andrew so)
PAUL: I think I preferred it more when you were dating that Natasha Williams.
(Mark looks at a photo of himself and Kate)
MARK: There's nothing keeping me here.
HAYES: You need to be sure about that.
(Mark decides to have a picnic lunch with Kate)