- Toadie advises Sonya to stay out of Lucas's business.
- Lucas sees Michael and Emilia kissing.
- Rhys tells Toadie that his sperm count is low, but that he shouldn't give up.
- Tash finds a half- burnt scrap of paper with "My fault Helena died" on it. She demands to know what it means.
- Michael confesses that the day Tash's mother died, he and Emilia were "together in the Sandman"
- Tash sets light to the Sandman.
The police are cordoning off the Sandman.
Tash crawls in through Summer's window and confesses to Summer that she torched the Sandman.
The police ask Michael why someone would have torched his car.
TASH: They were together. He was with her when Mum drowned.
SUMMER: Who was, your dad?
TASH: And Emilia. They were together in the Sandman. And that's why they couldn't get to Mum in time.
SUMMER:(shocked) Oh, Tash...
Michael tells the police that it was probably vandals. Kyle and Lucas observe from a distance. Michael looks over, and Lucas gives him something of a smug look.
EMILIA: I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.
MICHAEL: I have to find Tash.
TASH: They let her die. They both did.
Summer, for once, is completely on Tash's side, and is appalled by what Tash is telling her. She gives Tash a gentle hug.
Karl is brought to the front door of No.28 by a loud banging from Michael. He barges in, looking for Tash.
KARL: I'm certain Tash isn't here.
SUMMER:(coming out of her room) She is here, but she doesn't want to speak to you right now.
KARL: What's going on?
MICHAEL: You don't need to get involved...just, Tash and I really need to talk.
SUMMER: She doesn't want to talk to you right now, Michael.
MICHAEL: You don't know the whole story!
SUMMER: Well, I know enough, and she doesn't want to speak to you.
KARL: I tell you what, let's all calm down, here, OK? It might be best to let Tash stay here tonight and sort things out in the morning. Michael, please, go home. It's late, everyone's tired...it's not a good time.
MICHAEL: Yeah, fine.
He leaves. When he's gone, Tash comes out.
KARL: Right, someone want to tell me what's going on?
SUMMER: Not right now, Karl. Tash just needs some sleep.
She takes Tash off back to her room.
Michael and Emilia are siting on the sofa in silence, lost in thought.
Tash lies awake. She tells Sumemr that she doesn't want anyone to know about this.
TASH: Emilia gave me that jacket today. My mum's jacket. How could she?!
Michael and Emilia are still sitting in silence.
TASH:(VO) They lied to me. All this time, they've been lying to me. I'm not sorry I did it. Not after what they've done.
TASH: I told Emilia I was glad she was with dad.
SUMMER: You didn't know the truth. Just try and get some sleep, OK?
But Tash starts to cry, so Summer gets out of her bed and into Tash's cuddling her in comfort.
Morning comes, and Tash and Summer are sleeping, curled up together.
Michael is still awake, sitting on the sofa. He picks up his mobile phone and thinks about calling Tash. He puts it back on the table.
Tash is awake now, and looking at the purple scrap of paper again, which reads, "My fault Helena died".
Presently, Chris and Andrew come to visit, and give Tash a hug and show their support.
Michael tells Emilia that Tash should be with him at No.32.
MICHAEL: She thinks I never loved her mother. I can't lose Tash too.
Chris offers to shout Tash breakfast at Charlie's and she agrees - she doesn't want to hide from Michael.
Michael wants to go over to see Tash, but Emilia wants him to give Tash some space.
EMILIA: You don't want to make it worse.
MICHAEL: How could it be any worse?!
Well, that's a good question. Michael gets up and walks out of the house.
Just as the four friends are leaving for Harold's for breakfast, Michael arrives. Tash stomps off to Summer's bedroom saying she has nothing to say to Michael. Summer talks her round and she agrees to come out and listen to what Michael has to say. Summer hustles Andrew and Chris out of the house.
MICHAEL: Emilia and I...we never meant to hurt you. Or your mother.
Tash is stony- faced.
MICHAEL: I was ashamed, that's why I didn't tell you what happened all those years ago. I was also being selfish. I knew it'd change what you thought of me. But I need you to know this: I loved your mother. But with Emilia, it was...it was just completely different. Emilia is the love of my life. And that doesn't change how I felt about Helena. I hope one day you can understand it's possible to love two people at the same time.
He gets up.
MICHAEL: I hope you come home. We both do.
He walks out.
Kyle asks Lucas if he saw anyone dodgy hanging around the Sandman. He says he didn't.
Sonya and Jade have come to discuss the renovations of No.30 with Kyle. Jade warns her not to get too carried away without discussing things with Toadie. Sonya says she just wants to focus on something other than fertility issues.
Simmons and Colbert
Toadie's boss has had quite a lot of coffee this morning(!) Toadie gets a text from Sonya, "Babytime". His boss moans at him for being preoccupied.
CHARLOTTE: I know you and Sonya are having troubles...
TOADIE: We are not having troubles.
CHARLOTTE: Yes you are!
TOADIE: No, we are not, *I* am!
Michael is moaning that Tash is blanking him completely.
MICHAEL: I've lost her. I lost her mother and now I've lost Tash.
Just then, Tash and Summer come in.
MICHAEL:(hopefully) Do you want to talk?
TASH:(coldly) Just came to get my stuff.
TASH: No- one, NO- ONE wants to hear what you have to say!
MICHAEL: Where are you staying?
TASH: Not here.
MICHAEL: You don't have to go. We're family.
TASH:(to Summer) Let's go.
They walk out.
Tash has got some of her stuff and goes to put it into Summer's room.
SUMMER: Karl, would it be OK if Tash stayed a couple of nights?
KARL: She's got enough gear to last more than a couple of nights.
SUMMER: Yeah, well, you know Tash...why pack light? You saw Michael last night. I think it would do them both some good if they had a bit of space. But you know, this is your house, and it's your call, and I will pay for her food, her hot water...
KARL: Summer, you don't have to do that! It's fine for Tash to stay, but...it shouldn't be looked at as a long- term option. As a friend you should encourage her to work things out with her father.
SUMMER: Yeah, absolutely.
Karl heads off to work.
Michael is looking at a photo of him and Tash.
EMILIA: Hey. I'm going to go home. Is there anything that you want before I go?
She starts to head off.
MICHAEL: Emilia...sorry. All the stuff that I said last night. This wasn't your fault.
EMILIA: Writing it down was a pretty stupid thing to do, though.
MICHAEL: Stupid was thinking I could keep this a secret from her forever.
He holds her hand.
MICHAEL: Did it help?
MICHAEL: Burning the confession. Whatever else you did.
EMILIA: ...Yeah. It did.
MICHAEL: I guess I just hope burnign the Sandman will do the same for me and Tash.
They hug, sadly.
Rhys comes in and Sonya is about to go over and talk to him when Kyle comes in. He has a brief chat with Rhys then tells Sonya he can start her renovations this afternoon.
KYLE: Suits me! I've got a window for your windows!
When Kyle has gone, Sonya finally calls Rhys over.
Simmons and Colbert
Toadie is awkwardly telling his boss about his low sperm count(!) She encourages him with tales of her uncle with a low sperm count, then makes Toadie a green tea(!)
Sonya asks Rhys when Toadie's results will be ready. He tells her Toadie picked them up yesterday. Sonya looks rather angry.
Simmons and Colbert
Sonya has come to confront Toadie.
SONYA: Why didn't you tell me?
TOADIE: Tell you what?
SONYA: I know about your results. Rhys told me.
TOADIE: I wanted to tell you, but we were fighting and I didn't want to make things worse, OK? The results were...
SONYA:(worried) What did they say?
TOADIE: No improvement.
SONYA: What did Rhys say?
TOADIE: Keep doing what we're doing, come back and do another test in a few more weeks.
SONYA: OK. OK, we can do this! You just have to promise me that you won't keep secret. We're in this together you and me.
TOADIE: You and me. I promise.
SONYA: We are in a window...maybe you could see if you can come home for lunch?
Just then, Toadie's boss comes over. She tells Toadie to take the rest of the afternoon off!
CHARLOTTE: You have to look after your health. Especially now!
When Charlotte has gone, Sonya looks at Toadie.
SONYA: What was that about?
TOADIE: She knows we're trying to have a baby.
SONYA: What did she mean by "especially now"?
TOADIE: Er...figure of speech?
SONYA: Sounded pretty specific.
Toadie looks cornered.
TOADIE: ...She knows about the results.
SONYA: You told her?
TOADIE: Yeah, I kind of had to.
SONYA: You told your boss before me?
Toadie nods awkwardly.
SONYA: Nice. Nice!
She walks off.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Sonya ranting at Toadie that they're meant to be "in this together".
- Sonya ranting that she doesn't want Toadie's boss knowing such personal stuff about them.
- Lou needs $8.000 and looks closely at the tiles for Sonya and Toadie's kitchen.
- Susan and Karl attend a funeral for Karl's friend Jimmy. Karl is asked to play a song on his guitar.