- Rhys messing up his interview for the surgical program.
- Karl berating Rhys for performing emergency surgery on Chris - anything could have gone wrong.
- Toadie losing his rag with Peter Noonan. who is stitching him up.
- The police find a wrench in the boot of Toadie's car.
Toadie's car is being loaded on to a truck while Susan, Toadie and Sonya look on. Paul comes out and asks what's going on, and is interested to hear that evidence has been planted in Toadie's car. He says he'll run a story if Susan can come up with something good.
Susan is interviewing Kyle about his part in the development project.
Paul rings Peter Noonan for his "right of reply" on the allegations that have been made. Peter threatens to sue Paul, but he laughs and hangs up.
Susan asks Kyle if Toadie ever threatened him or overstepped any legal boundaries. Kyle wants to know what her questions are leading to.
Paul looks up Peter online. Peter's wife name rings a bell with him.
Kyle says he was at his mother's place when most of the action happened. Therefore he can't say for sure that Toadie wasn't involved - he wasn't there. And Dane did tell him that Toadie was pretty full- on.
SUSAN: I can't believe we're arguing about this.
KYLE: I'm not saying that he did do it...I just, I can't say that he didn't. ...Sorry.
Paul finds Peter Noonan's wife on the list of shareholders for the development.
Jade and Kyle are hanging out watching TV. Rhys is just heading off for a night shift and makes a comment on how cozy they are.
RHYS: So, you guys have finally got your act together, eh?
JADE AND KYLE: Yeah.
RHYS: And you're a bone fide couple?
Rhys smiles knowingly.
Jade bats Rhys away, but Kyle looks a bit upset. She tries to distract him with a kiss, then drags him off to bed.
All the nurses are looking at Rhys admiringly because of the heroics he performed saving Chris. The surgeon comes by and tells Rhys that he did a good job. Rhys looks pleased.
Karl comes over and bursts Rhys's bubble by sending him off to lance someone's boil(!)
Toadie is brooding about the police stuff and Sonya is very sympathetic. She offers to stay home from work, but Toadie says he'll be fine.
Susan brings in the paper whose front page breaks the story of Peter Noonan's link to the developers. Toadie says it doesn't prove anything - at least, it's not going to help his situation.
Simmons and Colbert Offices
Paul has come to see Peter. He bumps into Ajay Kapoor in the foyer.
PAUL: A local councillor visiting a corrupt law firm...not really a good look is it.
Ajay rolls his eyes.
AJAY: Do you want the exclusive?
PAUL: Well, that's why I'm here, yeah.
AJAY: I just severed all ties with the firm. Council decided Simmons and Colbert don't pass our character test. And er...you put that in your paper.
PAUL: Ajay...what about the development.
AJAY: There is no development anymore. Not in Erinsborough.
Jade is cooking breakfast when Kyle gets up, but she's only cooking it for herself(!) Kyle just looks at her.
KYLE: Where's mine?
JADE: In the fridge
KYLE: So you can't even make me breakfast.
JADE: What are you talking about?
KYLE: Are you serious? One egg. One plate.
JADE: Hey, Kyle, you can use the pan after me!
KYLE: That's not the point!
JADE: Then what *is* the point?
He pulls the pan off the gas.
KYLE: We're going out for brekkie together.
JADE: Going out for breakfast together isn't going to prove anything.
KYLE: I don't care. We're going to do it. Get changed.
Jade and Kyle are pouring over the menu when Paul comes in and breaks the good news about the shopping centre development being closed down. Kyle is delighted.
PAUL: Council's withdrawn its approval and cut all ties with the developer!
KYLE: How come?
PAUL: Doesn't anyone read my paper around here!?
KYLE: So my business is safe? All our businesses are safe?
PAUL: Safe as houses. They're not coming back.
Kyle jumps up and tries to hug Paul but stumbles.
PAUL: Take it easy, you're not the only one with a bung leg around here!
Jade asks if Paul has told Toadie and Sonya about this (he hasn't). Meanwhile Kyle and Paul congratulate each other. Jade says that Toadie works for the firm, so he's been dropped right in it. Paul airily declares that he's given Toadie an alibi!
Toadie is sitting on the living room floor, still looking devastated, when Sonya comes in. She tells him the police will see through things soon. Susan is doing laundry.
Sonya gets a call from Jade and tells them the development has been cancelled.
TOADIE: So even if I don't go to jail...I'm now out of a job. That's...brilliance.
He gets up and wanders off to his room. Susan goes off to see Paul.
Paul is shouting the entire bar champagne! Sonya and Susan come in and Susan goes over to "handle" Paul. She asks him if Paul is going to keep digging on Peter Noonan because Toadie is still in trouble. Paul says he's not going to go any further - and anyway, Toadie was willing to sell out all the businesses in there area!
PAUL: You lie down with dogs...
SUSAN: Toadie's a friend!
PAUL: He's not *my* friend!
He refuses to help.
Paul is heads off to work, and Kyle invites Jade down to the lake. She isn't keen, and doesn't want him to hold her hand in public either.
KYLE: Look, I don't want to sound like the chick in this relationship, but are we a couple or not?
JADE: Do we have to give it a label?
KYLE: Yes, that's the way it works!
JADE: I just...
KYLE: What are you ashamed of?
JADE: I'm not ashamed of anything, I...alright, do you want to know what happens when you hold my hand? I feel like the whole room is just staring at us...me.
KYLE: They're not.
JADE: I know...but...I stayed for you, Kyle, isn't that enough?
KYLE: Alright, alright! I'll ease up on the labels...for now.
JADE: And the chick talk!
Rhys is pleased to see an article about his heroism in the paper and Karl tells him he's not the first doctor to save a life - he mustn't get caught up in the hype.
KARL: You are not a surgeon. If you want to be part of that course next year, you'd be wise not to let this fuss distract you. Alright?
Rhys just grins and heads back off.
Rhys is reading the article about him aloud to his mother. She tells him she's really proud of him.
RHYS'S MUM: You must be the star of the surgery program.
RHYS'S MUM: They're very lucky to have you! I hope they know that.
Rhys has come to beg Ms Girdwood for a place in the surgical programme again.
RHYS: I'm one of the best residents in the hospital. You know that.
MS GIRDWOOD: Because of what you did for that boy?
RHYS: Yes. And because of the work I put in every day on every shift. This is what I want to do. It's what I've been working towards since the beginning of medical school. Now I know the Board prides itself on getting the best candidates every year. I should be on the list.
MS GIRDWOOD: Well, you were a very impressive candidate, I know Martin speaks very highly of you.
RHYS: I stuffed up. I know that. Now if I have to resit the interview, and resubmit all the materials, I will. But I don't want to have to wait until next year. I deserve a place on that program now.
MS GIRDWOOD: What you did for that boy, under that kind of pressure, was remarkable. Actions speak louder than words and your actions showed us that this hospital is very lucky to have you on staff. But the way your conducted yourself at the interview was also remarkable...for all the wrong reasons.
RHYS: I know I wasn't at my best that day...
MS GIRDWOOD: You were arrogant, self- absorbed. You acted as though you didn't even have to try.
RHYS: Ms Girdwood...
MS GIRDWOOD: Dr Lawson. Not one of the other candidates was late. Or rude. Or...what shall we say? Tired and emotional. That's why they were chosen. So short of one of them being hit by a bus, there's no place for you on the program this year.
Rhys is snapping at the very nurses who were admiring him this morning and reducing one of them to tears. Karl comes over to tell Rhys to calm down. To get rid of him, Rhys promises to take a break. Instead, he takes out the hospital newsletter which has a picture of the surgery programme successful applicants on the cover. He asks one of the nurses to get Robbie O'Brien's phone number for him. He looks thoughtfully at the photo of Robbie, scheming.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Karl is suspicious about Rhys being sudden mates with Robbie, who is in the surgical program.
- Emilia and Michael hang out, and there is some tension between them.
- Chris tells Lucas that his bashing was Lucas's fault.