Previously on Neighbours
- Chris and his dad talking about Uni.
- Tash and Chris talking about his plans to become a mechanic.
- Chris getting bashed.
- Toadie telling Sonya that he's being framed for the attack on Chris.
- Toadie's boss telling him that his job is on the line.
Toadie paces the waiting room at the police station in anticipation of whether he can prove his innocence or not. Meanwhile, Supt. Hayes is questioning Lewis Walton who repeatedly states that Toadie payed him to bash Chris. Hayes asks when the pair met exactly and Lewis replies that he won't say any more until his lawyer arrives. Toadie enters the interview room posing as Lewis' lawyer proving to Hayes that the pair have never met before. Toadie reveals the news to Sonya that he's in the clear and the pair are thrilled! Hayes tells them that Lewis is willing to make a statement against Peter Noonan for the attack and tells them they're free to go.
The teens talk about the concept of honesty. Chris asks whether he was really that revealing when he was under pain relief to which Summer replies that Tash came out of it well with Chris revealing she's his favourite person in the world! Summer hassles Tash to tell them her final exam score seeing as they're all talking about being honest. Andrew jokes that Tash is not one to seek attention which leads her to revealing that she'd passed her Ps but didn't feel the need to go on about it. To the surprise of the teens, Tash got 98.5 in her final exams and has chosen to study 'Contemporary Arts' as a degree. With a score like that Summer says it would be a waste not to study something a bit more challenging but Tash is convinced that uni is all about the parties anyway. George arrives bearing a letter for Chris from Tafe about his apprenticeship.
Andrew, Tash and Summer wait outside while Chris talks to his dad. Andrew wonders what they're talking about while Tash jokes that Chris's dad is lecturing him about the stupidity of his decision to become a mechanic. The conversation returns to Natasha's decision to study contemporary arts. Andrew and Summer hassle her into changing her mind again, saying that her marks mean she should study something more worthwhile. Aidan asks them to keep the noise down before Andrew and Summer leave the hospital.
George is asking Chris to look into the possibility of doing a different course while suggesting that Chris could always take a gap year to go travelling but Chris is adamant that he wants to be a mechanic and says he's not in the mood to fight about it. Chris is left surprised when his dad comes round to the idea, telling him if he really wants to fix cars then go for it. Karl comes in and tells Chris that he is ready to be discharged. Chris asks George if they can go to the garage before going home and Karl insists that Chris doesn't take on too much at work too soon.
Simmons and Colbert
Toadie gives Anna a coffee before making his way to his office. Anna says that the partners are in a meeting at the moment to which Toadie replies that he remembers the way. Charlotte McKemmie interrupts the conversation, introducing herself to Toadie as Peter's replacement.
TOADIE: I'm not sure if you've been briefed with what's going on with the police.
CHALOTTE: I have.
TOADIE: So you're aware that the charges against me have just been dropped.
CHARLOTTE: (interrupting) Is this a social call?
TOADIE: No, I'm keen to get stuck into work as quickly as possible.
CHARLOTTE: (disgusted) You probably should have called first.
TOADIE: I'm in the clear, Charlotte.
CHARLOTTE: It's not that simple.
TOADIE: With all due respect this is between me and the partners.
CHARLOTTE: I know, I'm just trying to give you a heads up.
TOADIE: About what?
CHARLOTTE: The firm's lost clients over this. It's a PR nightmare. The partners have to consider their options. The board's in a meeting as we speak and they're in damage control.
TOADIE: So I'm collateral.
CHARLOTTE: Yeah, it's not looking good.
Charlotte dismissively suggests that the partners will be in touch and exits the room. Both Anna and Toadie look shocked at the news.
Sonya is shocked at the news of Toadie's sacking. Due to the lack of help from most of Toadie's colleagues, Sonya says that he could probably do without people like that in his life anyway and he could start his own business again. Toadie reminds her that his salary was a huge factor in a decision like that and that there are way more opportunities open to him working at such a large firm. Sonya reminds him that he never really wanted to work there anyway and only took the job to support Sonya and to fund her dream of opening a nursery. She continues to reassure him that he doesn't need the firm to be happy and they'll move without them.
Chris is getting ready to leave the hospital and is chatting to Tash about his decision to do an apprenticeship. He is surprised that his dad is supporting him in his decision but Tash just tells him not to think about it and focus on the fact that he is passionate about cars and knows he wants to be a mechanic. Aidan gives Chris his medication meaning he is ready to leave and Aidan says bye to Chris showing his clear affection towards the patient.
Aidan enters Harold's Store to find Tash flicking through course brochures for uni and he asks whether she is giving into peer pressure. She playfully responds that he clearly has boundary issues due to eavesdropping and looking over her shoulder but he points out that it was difficult not to hear her, Summer and Andrew at the hospital earlier as they were being so loud. He remarks that he wishes he knew what he wanted to do when he left school as he began a degree in Geography before dropping out to study nursing. He tells Tash that choosing a course doesn't necessarily mean she has to stick with it for her whole time at uni and cn try something for a semester and see what she thinks. Telling her she seems like a sensible girl and will make the right decision, Tash asks if Aidan is trying to pick her up which leaves a smile on his face before exiting Harold's.
George pulls in at the garage and asks if Chris wants him to pick him up afterwards. Chris says that he doesn't need to before getting out of the car. Flashbacks to the attack leave Chris in an anxious state, unable to start work again and he heads to Charlie's.
Chris is looking sorry for himself before he rejects a call from his dad. Toadie enters Charlie's and tells Chris that it's good to see him up and about and that the police have finally caught the guy who bashed him! Chris points out that Toadie is in the clear before Toadie departs. George enters the bar, obviously worried about Chris, pointing out that Chris hadn't answered his phone call. Chris admits that the whole time he was in hospital, he kept having flashbacks to the time he was bashed, the lasting effects of the attack seeming obvious. He worries about what he's going to do, having been unable to even go through the front door to the garage. George tells Chris to follow him.
George and Chris are sitting in the car outside the garage. George admits that he wasn't a fan of the idea that Chris wanted to become a mechanic but if it's what he wants to do then he has to take charge. Chris says he isn't ready to be in the garage yet so George tells him to work on cars outside first, starting on his which has been making a 'rattling noise'. George hands Chris some tools and he gets to work.
Andrew and Summer enter Harold's before Summer tries to hastily exit, not wanting to apologise to Tash. She says that she'll support Tash no matter what course she decides to choose and that it'll be great to have her at uni. Tash digs into Summer for supposedly being jealous of her VCE score, before Andrew jokes that Theatre Studies would probably be a suitable course for Tash 'the drama queen'.
Toadie leaves Charlie's confronted with a sign on the door of his old office revealing that it is now up for lease.
Toadie comes in and tells Sonya that he found an office for rent on the Lassiters Complex but he still doesn't want to take it. He explains that he simply wouldn't be happy going back to his old job after having handled more challenging cases at Simmons and Colbert. It made him happy and he says that he feels like he'd be taking a step back if he went back to his old job again. Sonya looks on in shock as a naively optimistic Toadie rushes out to win over his bosses and get his job back.
Simmons and Colbert
Toadie waits in the board meeting room before Charlotte comes in to talk to Toadie about his job at the firm. She snipes that he certainly doesn't like calling before Toadie launches into his campaign to win his job back, listing the many reasons that he still wants to work for the firm.
TOADIE: I just want a chance to speak to the board before they make their decision. If they still don't want me after that then I'm just going to have to accept it.
CHARLOTTE: Jarrod, they've made their decision. There's no longer a place for you here, I'm sorry. There will be a settlement. A proposal will be finalised and sent through to you this afternoon.
Charlotte exits the room saying Anna will see Toadie out.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Sonya and Toadie are shocked at the high settlement he receives.
- Paul hassles Toadie to be interviewed for the newspaper following recent events.
- Charlotte and Toadie are discussing a contract.
- Lucas is shocked to see a new side to Emilia while Michael says that no one should have to change who they are to suit someone else.
- Emilia kisses Michael on the cheek.
- Emilia tells Lucas she can't be someone she's not.