Previously on Neighbours
Callum dumping the papers and lying to Sonya when she quizzes him.
Kate consoling Sophie after she discovers Noah's crush on Kate.
Paul discovering Priya's true identity.
Noah blurting out in front of everyone that Kate kissed him and Kate denying it.
The girls and Paul arrive home although Paul leaves virtually straight away to go and see Priya to try and sort things out. When he leaves, Kate goes into ‘mum' mode trying to block out what happened despite Sophie wanting them to talk about it. “Noah doesn't lie,” she tells Kate and her reply is he is just saying it as a way of lashing out because his feelings have been hurt. Sophie then wonders if it's her because she cancelled the lessons and is quickly reassured it isn't although she is still puzzled by the whole thing.
SOPHIE: It's not like him.
KATE: Look, people do crazy things when (slight pause) stuff goes on in their lives. Thing that they regret and wish they could take back.
SOPHIE: But it's stupid. He must know he's going to get found out.
KATE: (interrupting) Maybe he wasn't thinking about it?
An irate Paul arrives at the wall and immediately wants to confront Noah who is chatting to Priya but she steps in to stop Paul going for Noah. She tries to pacify Paul by telling him she is looking into the allegations seriously, which astonishes him that she'd even take them seriously! The subtly approach doesn't seem to be working with Paul so a bit more bluntly she tells him to back off and let her do her job!
PAUL: You just make sure you fix this. I'm going to be watching very closely.
Sonya enters the livingroom carrying pizza for their supper and has an argument with Toadie over where they should eat it – she wants them to eat at the table while he wants it on the sofa. When he tries to get up, the sofa makes some very funny noises (as if it could totally give way any second) so asks to have his pizza there. Callum returns with pizza and as soon as he sits next to Toadie the sofa gives out some more straining noises and Sonya decides enough is enough, they are going shopping despite Toadie's protestations.
Paul returns with news that Priya is investigating and Kate takes it well. Sophie goes to answer the door and Paul takes the opportunity to personally reassure Kate that things will be fine.
The duo are then surprised to see the caller – Priya, who is returning a scarf of Sophie's that she left at her place (Sophie is friends with her daughter Rani). Priya also uses the trip to inform Kate that she is now on suspension and denies their allegations that she is already taking Noah's word over Kate's, its just standard procedures. That doesn't really calm Paul down but Kate's words do and they both listen to Priya say the investigation will begin tomorrow although at this point Kate now looks worried!
Toadie and Andrew chat briefly about schoolies when they spot Callum leaving to deliver his papers. Sonya reminds him not to take any short cuts and Toadie promises they'll have a kick of the footy too when he finishes. Toadie sits back down with Sonya to have their brekkie and they chat about Cal – she still thinks there is something suss going on with his paper round! She then isn't amused to hear that Toadie is planning on working today either (helping Lucas at the men's shed trying to find out if he's accepted the new offer) and he departs soon after telling her, promising he'll see her at home.
Toadie arrives at the shed but there is no sign of Lucas, so leaves him a voicemail asking for a call back. Just as he hangs up the call, Callum comes riding past and both surprised to see each other! Cal tries to explain why he's at the garage but Toadie isn't falling for his excuses and he discovers Callum has dumped the papers!
Noah arrives at the store looking for Kate but it's actually Sophie who wants to see him (she sent him a text from Kate's phone so she'd be assured he'd come). She begins by asking why he said those things and when she doesn't like his answer (he was just saying what happened), accuses him of wrecking Kate's life and if he really liked Kate then he wouldn't be doing this to her. Noah doesn't reply which makes Sophie angry and eventually she reacts and demands he tells the truth.
NOAH: SOPHIE I DID!
SOPHIE: How can you stand there and say that? Kate has done everything for you. When you first came to the school no- one talked to you except me and Kate and now just because you think you've got a crush on her…
NOAH: Soph it's not a crush.
SOPHIE: Look I don't care what it is. Sometimes people don't feel the same way back, it doesn't mean you can go and lie about them. Look please Noah, Kate's my sister, she's all I've got, so please don't do this to her.
Noah walks slowly along the mural with conflicting thoughts running through his head.
Callum returns home after finishing his paper round… with a bit of help from Toadie! It's strictly a one- off with the help even if Cal would like it to be repeated again!
Andrew catches the two of them discussing the paper round and takes the opportunity to sound Toadie out about using the men's shed for an informal end of year celebration. Toadie isn't keen but when he spots Sonya and her remarking that they are back early (and knowing what Andrew has overheard) he reluctantly gives him permission!
Seconds later though, he may wish he hadn't given in because Sonya catches them red- handed when she discovers the paper crate in the back of Toadie's car!
Priya is conducting a dual interview with Kate and Noah – sometimes the questions seem as if they are asked to Noah but its Kate that replies and vice versa. Apart from saying that Kate was tutoring him, Noah remains virtually silent throughout.
Once she gets Kate to start talking, she strenuously denies that anything took place even if them being close together (both tutoring and at the history wall) may mean its coming out differently to how it looks.
In the final piece of the interview, Priya is about to head out of the room frustrated at Noah for virtually sitting ignoring her when he calls her back to say they didn't kiss, he made it all up!
Sonya is unamused at Callum and she drops it in that the more he keeps protesting the longer he will be working for! He retreats to his room and doles out his punishment – no internet until she says otherwise! “Don't think you are off the hook,” she tells Toadie! She doesn't seem to see Toadie's POV that the papers did get delivered.
SONYA: Sometimes it feels like I'm parenting two kids.
TOADIE: That's a bit unfair.
The two of them then have a domestic but it moves on from Callum to the couch. She points out that they need to be a team if they want to have a child (but not at this moment in time!)
SONYA: (pleading) I can't parent three kids.
Toadie then offers her an olive branch – can she assist in getting rid of the couch?!
Priya is round to say that Noah has dropped is allegation but refuses to go into detail when Kate asks. That doesn't meet with Paul but she ignores him and tells Kate that the investigation won't be going any further. “Of course you won't, nothing happened,” Sophie pipes up starts to badmouth Noah but Kate gets her to stop so that a line can be drawn under it all.
Kate seems embarrassed to hear that Noah will be punished by not being allowed to sit his final exam at the school (he's going to have to go to the State Library) and pleads for Priya to reverse her decision but she is standing firm. She confirms Paul's question too that Kate is free to return to the school too before leaving the house.
Noah is getting ready to play his guitar when an irate Sophie catches up with him.
SOPHIE: It's all really easy for you isn't it? You think that it makes everything okay just because you admitted you're a liar?
NOAH: Sophie relax.
SOPHIE: (cutting him off) No, you almost got Kate kicked out of Uni and possibly even sent to jail and all you can do is sit here and tune your stupid guitar.
Noah gets up to leave but Sophie hasn't finished yet and dishes out the insults and accuses him of doing this sort of thing at his other schools too.
Andrew spots what is going on when he exits Harold's and makes his way over to Sophie to try and get her to calm down but she's in full rant mode now.
SOPHIE: You think you're really cool but really you're a pathetic loser who can't deal with reality.
Andrew intervenes again to try and get her to stop but she continues calling Noah sick for trying to ruin someone else's life “just because they don't like you back?”
SOPHIE: You can't make up lies just because things don't go the way you want them too.
SOPHIE: (ignoring Andrew) No wonder you've got no friends you freak.
SOPHIE: (again ignoring Andrew) You're disgusting.
Noah's thankfully finished packing his stuff and walks away from the tirade but Sophie isn't done and begins to follow him.
SOPHIE: You almost ruined our lives so I'm going to make sure you don't get away with it.
Andrew finally pulls her back and drops his bombshell.
ANDREW: He's not lying.
ANDREW: You having a go at Noah is not going to solve anything.
SOPHIE: What do you know?
SOPHIE: Then why did you say he wasn't lying?
Andrew doesn't really want to say and asks that she drops it but she keeps pushing him for an answer.
SOPHIE: I'm sick of people lying to me, what's going on?
ANDREW: (reluctantly) He was telling the truth okay. I saw it, Kate kissed Noah.
Sophie returns home and heads to her room, where she sits on her bed and opens up her music journal that Noah gave her. She begins to look through it and upon seeing its contents (her “declaration” of love for Noah), throws the journal away in a fit of rage. Soph then lies back on her bed but her mind is a mish- mash of people saying things about Noah but the one that is sinking in most is Andrew telling her that Kate kissed Noah.
Sophie runs out of the house and down the street…
… and ultimately ends up in Priya's office where she announces that Kate has been lying – she did kiss Noah.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Priya confronting Kate with the fresh allegation.
- Kate again denying anything happened.
- Sophie mentioning that Andrew knows and that she'll never believe another word Kate says again.
- Andrew planning to bring schoolies to Tash and Summer since they can't go to the real one.
- Lucas laying down the law for use of the shed!
- Andrew confessing to Summer about the Kate/Noah kiss.