Previously on Neighbours
- Sophie explains Claudia is her only friend at Eden Grammar
- Toadie explains to Charlotte that work is more relaxing than home
- Sonya questions Toadie's work load
- Andrew thinks him and Summer should keep their personal and business lives separate
Andrew is preparing for the Red Cotton gig which has sold out, and Summer's by his side and wants to know how it's going. Kyle compliments Andrew's work. Paulwants to know if Summer and Andrew had heard that Michael Williams had left thestreet, and is upset to find out Andrew hadn't told him. Paul is impressed with Andrew's work as well; his profit is enough to pay back Paul for the Tattooremoval. Summer's convinced Andrew is going to succeed.
Sonya wants Toadie to take a break from work and asks if she should speak to Charlotte about his work load. Callum starts rattling about in a kitchen drawer for scissors and explains he had plans to take Toadie to see a football game tohelp him relax, as he still feels guilty about the keys/waste disposal saga.Sonya reassures Callum that once his work is done, Toadie will be fine.
Summer asks if she can speak to Red Cotton for a pre- gig interview for Erinsborough News but Andrew rejects the offer, and says he doesn't want her reviewing the gig either and just to enjoy the night. Summer agrees but looks taken aback.
Sophie enters with Claudia and some Eden Grammer girls and introduces them to Callum. Claudia declares that the milkshake she's just ordered is too sickly,snubbing Callum, and Sophie and Callum agree to see each other later at thegig.
Red Cotton are doing a sound check with Andrew. Summers back again, followed bythe 'die- hard' fans, Chris and Aidan who are taking photos of the gig. Summer looks upset that they've been asked yet Andrew doesn't want her to review it.She offers help again to Andrew but he's got everything covered.
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Andrew promises Celeste over the phone that there won't be any problems.Griffin from the band is lurking behind him.
GRIFFIN: This deal isn't fair.
ANDREW: It's what you all signed off on?
GRIFFIN: I know but… a couple of boys made some calls.
ANDREW: Calls to who?
GRIFFIN: Other managers. They reckon you're screwing us over.
ANDREW: That's because they want your business. I'm your manager. I'm the reason you got the gig at the university, I'm the reason that tonight is sold out.
Griffin wants to negotiate profit from the ticket sales, and hands Andrew offers from the other managers. Andrew refuses and says he'd lose money, but Griffins made things clear: give them the new deal, or Red Cotton won't play the gig. Andrew tries to negotiate but Griffin wants things sorted now or the band will walk.
Summer tells Andrew that Tash is staying at home, but again Andrew isn't interested. Summer wants to know what Andrew's problem is and he explains the situation. Summer suggests that Andrew asks Kate for the money, as she's lent to him before. As she starts dialing Kate's number, Andrew grabs Summer's phone.
SUMMER: I'm trying to help you!
ANDREW: I don't need your help.
SUMMER: Yeh well you've made that pretty clear haven't you. What is going on?Why are you shutting me out like this?
ANDREW: My business is falling apart, it's not about you Summer.
SUMMER: Kate is your cousin. She would give you the money, and I was only going to ask.
ANDREW: Kate is an investor in my business. I don't need you coming through and saving it for me alright!
SUMMER: I'm not trying to save anything Andrew! Chris is helping you, so why can't I do the same?
ANDREW: You know what, just forget about it. I'll sort this out by myself.
Sonya presents Toadie with some 'spaghetti vegenaise'. Charlotte drops by to hand Toadie some files on her way to her cousin's housewarming. Sonya invites Charlotte to her Nursery to look for a better alternative to Service Station flowers as a gift.
A crowd has started to grow for the gig. Andrew explains his dilemma to Chris and Aidan, who tell him that the crowd will start to be getting restless withan empty stage. Sophie walks in with the Eden Hills girls, and Andrew is struck with an idea. He asks her to play as a support act until Red Cotton get there, and she's more than willing to do so.
CLAUDIA: There's no way you'd pick some randomer out of the crowd if there wasn't something going on.
SOPHIE: I'm not random, I've played here before.
CLAUDIA: Let's go. We didn't come for amateur hour.
Sophie looks upset, but Andrew reassures her and urges her to get ready.
Charlotte compliments Sonya on her business, and the two discuss how the busy the law firm is. Sonya suggests a Lemon Dwarf plant, and Charlotte loves it. Sonya introduces Charlotte to Kyle who's just passed through, and Sonya insists that the plant is on the house.
SONYA: Oh Charlotte, this is probably not my place but… me and Jarrod have been having some issues with trying to have a baby. We're trying to keep things as relaxed as possible, it's important. And with all the extra work you've been giving him…
CHARLOTTE: Maybe you should talk to him about this.
SONYA: No, you see he probably won't admit it to you, but he's really under pressure, and maybe you could just ease up.
CHARLOTTE: Sonya, Jarrod asked to take on that merger.
CHARLOTTE: I've been trying to make things as easy as I can for him, but he specifically requested the extra work.
SONYA: Why would he do that?
CHARLOTTE: Some people find the routine of work relaxing, especially when things aren't as relaxed…. elsewhere.
Sonya looks upset, and Susan comes over and says it's a shame that Toadie's long hours of his job mean the two can't relax. She is surprised when Sonya say she asked for the extra work, as he's less stressed than at home. Susan says that doesn't sound likely and suggests Sonya speaks to Toadie directly. Sonya reckons she's putting too much pressure on him with the baby, and she doesn't want to stress him anymore.
Sonya comes home to find Toadie just finished with his work. Toadie wants to know how things went with Charlotte, and Sonya doesn't mention their conversation. He just wants a relaxing evening with Sonya, and goes to the 'boudoir', leaving Sonya looking confused.
Chris and Aidan reassure Sophie, and Susan and Callum have come along to supporther. Callum and Sophie share an awkward but heart- warming hug. Sophie performs a song called 'Twelve Feet Under'.
Meanwhile at Harold's Andrew is having a tough time negotiating pay with Red Cotton.
ANDREW: You signed a contract.
GRIFFIN: And we want to play. But not for what you promised.
ANDREW: We have a contract…
GRIFFIN: So sue.
ANDREW: If you guys don't play that gig, you'll lose half the fan base that we've just built up. Next gig I will renegotiate, I will rise the price and I will make sure you guys get a bigger cut. But not if you walk now.
Sophie's song is in full swing, and Summer demands from Chris what's going on with Andrew.
Cut back to more negotiations. Griffin appreciates all of Andrew's work, but he won't budge. Andrew caves in and promises to find the money.
Summer's concerned that Andrew is upset with her, but Chris' advice is simple –talk to him.
Andrew and Griffin shake on the deal.
CHRIS: A lot of things have changed this year, you've got your job and he's got Uni. It's not like you planned those things.
SUMMER: Yeh I know that, but it's like I can't get anything right with him any more.
CHRIS: Summer you're talking to the wrong person!
SUMMER: I've tried talking to him and he won't listen.
CHRIS: Then… try harder.
Sophie's set has finally ended, and Susan and Callum congratulate her – hardly anyone booed! The (moderately small) crowd starts to cheer for Red Cotton as they enter and take to the stage. Andrew thanks Sophie, and Summer asks if she can talk to Andrew but it's not a good time, the gig is about to start.
SUMMER: Are we having a fight that I don't know about? Because you've hardly spoken to me allnight.
Summer explains that she's confused that one minute she's too pushy, and then the next she's not supportive enough.
ANDREW: I just think that me and you would be a lot better off if we just keep our work andour personal lives completely separate.
SUMMER: And how do we do that?
ANDREW: Just by doing what we're doing now.
SUMMER: You mean, by doing what you're doing right now.
ANDREW: Summer I'm not going to argue with you about this.
SUMMER: So we just don't tell each other anything about our careers or our lives?
ANDREW: You're making this a massive deal
SUMMER: This IS a massive deal! How are we supposed to do that and stay together?
ANDREW: Summer, I've got to get back to work…
Summer is left looking distraught as Andrew disappears into the crowd.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Andrew is short on cash paying back Paul, so he's back to working at Lassiter's
- Summer wants to pay off Andrew's debt to Paul
- Andrew insists that he doesn't want Summers help
- Paul is convinced that Ajay closing the Police Station will be a disaster
- Susan insists that she can't write the article Paul wants because it's not true