- Kate having dreams about Mark
- Kate blaming Sophie for making them miss Mark
- Susan and Karl planning their Peru trip
- Susan missing abseiling with Karl to help Jim
Erinsborough Hospital/Number 28
Jim tells Susan that she doesn't have to stay with him. But she keeps a firm hold of his hand and says she doesn't want him to be alone at a time like this.
Karl looks at the confirmation receipt for their abseiling lesson and sighs.
Jim jokes that a few hours ago Susan was Lois Lane and now she's Florence Nightingale. Susan asks again if there's anyone she can call for Jim, but he shakes his head. He says he could go for a beer, though. Susan laughs and says that she might be able to scrounge up a tea or coffee instead.
JIM: I'll go a tea thanks, Suze.
SUSAN: Coming right up. On one condition: you never call me Suze.
The phone rings and Karl immediately starts asking Susan where she is, before realising it's Libby on the other end of the line.
Susan tries to call home but gets the engaged signal. She brings a tea back for Jim, but he's feeling guilty for taking up her time. He says he might have a sleep so she doesn't have to stick around.
Karl tells Libby he's pleased things are going well for her and Ben before hanging up.
Susan puts her home and mobile numbers into Jim's phone and tells him to call her if he ever needs a chat. Jim smiles when he sees that she's listed herself as ‘Suze'. He says he doesn't want to be a hassle, but Susan assures him he's not - it takes time for big news like this to sink in.
Karl takes one last look at the abseiling receipt before screwing it up into a ball. He then grabs his wallet and keys and heads out the door.
Sophie gets home from soccer practice just in time to be yelled at by Kate because she can't find the soy sauce. Sophie says she doesn't know where it is, but this answer isn't good enough for Kate. Like a drama queen, Kate huffs and puffs about having to go to the store to buy more. Sophie asks if Kyle's fixed the shower yet but Kate just says no before walking out.
Harold's Store/Number 30
Kate buys more soy sauce before bumping into Kyle.
KYLE: When I was young I drank a whole bottle of that for a dare. Chucked my guts up.
KATE: Gross. Thanks for that.
He asks how she's going with everything. Kate smiles and says things might be better if their shower was fixed. Kyle apologises but says he's been busy trying to recruit a new housemate. He doesn't understand why Lucas can't fix it.
Sophie's tying her hair back up (after having a shower at #30) while she tells Toadie and Callum that Lou won't let Lucas fix their shower because of some vendetta with Kyle. Sophie then asks Callum if he wants to hang out and play video games or watch some DVDs - he can even choose which ones. Surprised at her charity, Callum comments that she must be pretty desperate to stay away from home.
Kyle figures out that Kate and Sophie are still fighting, but Kate says they're just arguing over the shower. Kyle wonders if there's anything else to it, but Kate just says she has to go.
Sophie suggests she and Callum have a sleepover. Toadie's fine with the idea and says he can pick up supplies on his way home from work. When Callum goes to his room to look up the latest release DVDs on the net, Sophie suddenly becomes very quiet. When Toadie asks if she's OK, Sophie starts to cry.
A short while later, Toadie brings Sophie a mug of hot chocolate and sits down next to her. He says she doesn't have to talk if she doesn't want to, but he's always there to listen. Sophie thanks him and says he's a really good dad. If he has a problem with Callum he lets him know and then they move on - she wishes Kate were like that. Toadie says that parenting can be a tough gig and Kate just wants what's best for Sophie.
SOPHIE: She hates me.
TOADIE: No she doesn't, darling.
SOPHIE: I can't do anything right, and anything that goes wrong is my fault.
TOADIE: You know when me and my brothers used to have fights my mum would lock us in our room until we fixed it.
SOPHIE: Did it work?
TOADIE: No. We just gave each other more wedgies and Chinese burns. What we should have done is given each other some space. Brothers and sisters have fights, then they get over it. That's all this is.
He reassures her that Kate will calm down, but in the meantime Sophie's more than welcome to hang out at their place. Sophie smiles and thanks him.
Susan rushes in the door, full of apologies about missing their abseiling lesson. But Karl just hands her a shopping bag and tells her to open it. Inside is a shoe box with some hiking boots. Karl figures that even though they missed the abseiling it doesn't mean they can't start breaking their boots in. Susan still feels awful but Karl can understand why she stayed with Jim when Susan explains his condition. Trying to get her mind off things, Susan suggests they go for a walk in their new shoes.
Sophie tells Kate she's going to have a sleepover at Callum's, but that just makes Kate angry because she's already started to cook dinner for them. Sophie explains that she was just trying to give her sister some space as per Toadie's advice. Kate's annoyed that Sophie's brought someone else into their problems and demands to know what she said.
SOPHIE: See, I knew you'd freak out. I shouldn't have said anything.
KATE: Well why can't you just tell me what you said?
SOPHIE: Nothing! I just said we were fighting, that's all.
KATE: Yeah you shouldn't have said anything.
SOPHIE: I was upset.
KATE: Well don't you think you've done enough?
SOPHIE: I've said sorry! I don't know what else I can do. Look, Mark could have waited a few more minutes but he didn't. So you should be angry at him, not me. I'm sick of this. Yelling at me isn't going to bring him back.
Kate just stares at Sophie before walking into the hallway. While she's gone, Sophie picks up the phone and dials the operator - she wants the number for the Erinsborough police station.
First Commercial Break
Kate's on the phone to Supt. Hayes, who is annoyed that Sophie contacted him. Kate's surprised her sister rang and tells Hayes she'll deal with it. And of course, her version of dealing is to yell at Sophie some more. Sophie explains that she just wanted to find Mark so her sister would stop being so mad all the time.
KATE: Don't ever do something that stupid again.
SOPHIE: I didn't know what else to do! I say sorry, and you yell at me. I give you space, and you yell at me.
KATE: How about just staying out of my business, hmm?
SOPHIE: Don't worry, from now on I will.
KATE: Don't you dare talk to me like that!
As opposed to the delightful way you're talking to Sophie, Kate? Sophie goes to her room to get her bag for the sleepover just as Kyle drops in. He asks Kate what all the yelling is about but she deflects again when Sophie reappears.
KYLE: Hey Soph, I'm going to fix your shower.
SOPHIE: Fix Kate while you're at it.
But Sophie just heads out the door. Sighing, Kate tells Kyle she has to finish dinner, so Kyle awkwardly makes his way to the bathroom and says he'll get started.
Karl and Susan have their walking gear and new boots on, ready to take a stroll, when Jade sees them. She smirks at Karl's choice of clothes (the skin- tight jogging pants are back - thankfully with shorts over them), and is intrigued when she hears about their plans for Peru. Jade tells them they'll have to be super fit to tackle all the walking trails over there and offers to format a personal training plan for them both. Karl's wary about spending extra cash, but Susan thinks it's a great idea so Jade walks with them to the gym.
JADE: Come on, Karl, lift those heels!
KARL: I am.
JADE: Higher! Up! Up! Just imagine you're dodging giant piles of llama poo.
Jade has Karl and Susan on treadmills while she explains the workout plan she's drawn up. When Karl sarcastically wonders if the chatting is going to cost them extra money, Jade punishes him by making his treadmill faster. Susan and Jade have a nice old time talking about walking and yoga while Karl's practically running himself to death. He tries to talk to Jade but she says she can't understand him when he's puffing and panting like an old steam engine.
Kate sits out the front and looks at the last message Mark sent to her phone. Toadie pulls out of the driveway, but stops for a chat when he sees Kate. He checks if Sophie cleared the sleepover with her and Kate says yes, but she's sorry for her sister dragging him into their problems. Kate assures Toadie they're just having family problems and Toadie believes her.
Second Commercial Break
Erinsborough Gym/Erinsborough Hospital
Susan pats poor exhausted Karl on the back while Jade says they'll have to work on his stamina.
SUSAN: Breathe, Karl.
KARL: That's a wonderful tip. Thanks for that.
Karl reminds Jade that he's a doctor and is perfectly capable of coming up with his own health plan, but Susan says she hasn't seen Karl sweat this much in years. Jade says she's got a few clients booked in this afternoon but she's happy to go over the rest of the program with them tonight. Karl's unsure, but Susan thinks it's a wonderful idea.
Susan's phone rings and she steps aside to take the call. Jim's on the other line, dressed and ready to leave the hospital. He's ringing to say thank you - he can't remember if he said it earlier and didn't want to leave a lasting impression of being rude. Jim asks Susan if he can shout her dinner tonight as an extra thank you, but Susan says she's already made plans with her husband. Jim tells her no worries and that he'll chat with her another time. Susan makes her way back to the others where Jade has put Karl on the treadmill again.
JADE: Your focus will definitely be on increased cardio sessions and building that muscle around your knees.
KARL: Susan says my legs look perfect.
JADE: They're matchsticks, Karl.
KARL: She says they're lean and tall.
JADE: Hmm, and yet you still complained how they burned.
KARL: Ha! I thought you said you couldn't understand me.
JADE: Yes, that was after you collapsed into a wheezing pile of self- embarrassment.
The K's arrive home from their gym session.
KARL: These shoes are killing me.
SUSAN: Well those tights are killing me. Can you just get them off?
Just to spite her, Karl leans on the kitchen table and does an elaborate stretch, sticking his behind out. Susan whacks him on the bum in retaliation but Karl says it's payback for encouraging Jade. He asks if that was Libby on the phone earlier, but Susan says it was Jim and explains that he wanted to shout her dinner as a thank you. She says she knocked him back because they already had plans, but Karl says she didn't have to do that and she can go if she likes. He'll head back to the gym and work on his fitness levels. Susan kisses him and says he's a wonderful man.
Number 24/Number 30
Kyle feels sorry for Kate when he notices she's cooking dinner for one. He says she can bring her meal over to his place and keep him company, but Kate just says she might get an early night.
Sophie tries to watch a DVD with Callum but can't help looking at her phone. She scrolls through the address book to Kate's mobile number and is tempted to ring, but then decides not to.
Kyle asks Kate if she's down about Brennan, but Kate just says Sophie's acting all teenager- ish. Kate thanks him for fixing the shower and Kyle heads home, but Kate still can't help looking distressed.
Third Commercial Break
Erinsborough Police Station/Number 30/Number 24
Hayes invites Toadie into his office and apologises for making him work so late, but Toadie knows he‘s busy. He hands Hayes some statements to read and sign, but before Hayes can open the folder a constable knocks on the door and says he needs a word. Hayes asks if it can wait, but the constable says there's been a fatality. While Hayes is out, Toadie gets a call from Callum who says that Sophie's asked for some ice- cream. Toadie says Sophie's a genius and that he'll bring some home.
Kate's tossing and turning in bed, having that dream again where she's chasing after Mark, yelling at him to wait, but he just has his back turned to her. This time, though, Mark completely disappears into the fog.
Toadie gets a little bit tired of waiting, so he opens the door just in time to hear the constable ask Hayes if he should notify Detective Brennan's parents. Toadie freezes.
Kate wakes up with a start and calls out Mark's name.
Toadie blurts out, “Mark Brennan?”, as Hayes and the constable swap a look of concern. Hayes tells his colleague not to notify anyone and to leave everything to him.
TOADIE: Is Mark Brennan the fatality?
Hayes just gestures for Toadie to follow him into the office before closing the door. Meanwhile, at #24, Kate lies in bed, rattled over her dream.
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
SUSAN: Talking to Jim brought up some difficult stuff.
(Jim and Susan chat at Charlie's)
JIM: They're shoving all this information at me. Pills and chemo, I just want time.
(Karl's in for another punishing workout with Jade)
JADE: Do you find it difficult taking fitness advice from someone who's not a doctor?
LOU: No pain no gain, Doc!
(Toadie's distraught over the news about Mark)
TOADIE: I'm actually having a really hard time dealing with this because he stayed at my house and Callum worships him and he's a really good bloke.
(Toadie tries to keep it together when he goes home)
SONYA: Hey are you OK?
TOADIE: Yeah just tired.
SONYA: Are you sure that's all it is? Is there something still bothering you?