This week on Neighbours
Jade worried about what Kyle is going to do!
Sonya reassuring her sister.
Kate defending Lucas to Vanessa.
Paul warning Susan!
Previously on Neighbours
Sonya getting teary looking after the baby wombat.
Vanessa telling Lucas that she's pregnant.
Lucas asking if the baby is his.
Lucas spots Vanessa sitting at a table when he and Chris enter the store. “Is she stalking you?” Chris asks and Lucas ventures over to see what she is after.
When he does go over, Vanessa isn't thrilled to see him and tells him to mind his own business! “You being here is my business,” Lucas replies but she still refuses to say why she's there other than to confirm she isn't stalking him!
Lucas returns and Chris tries to think of reasons why she is peeved off at Lucas but eventually he tells Chris the reason. Chris can't believe he's going to be a dad.
Sonya is concerned about the wombat as to whether she is feeding her too much or not enough. Astrid arrives to pick the wombat up and is impressed at how great Sonya has cared for her and offers her more to care for if she is interested. Toadie gives his approval but Sonya isn't too sure, so Astrid suggests they visit their centre to see the work that they do.
Once Astrid goes, Toadie suggests it would be a good thing to get another pet and Sonya eventually concedes to going to have a look.
Toadie realises that his BWM isn't exactly suitable for going to get a dog so Sonya sweet talks Kyle into helping them after she spots him heading towards his Ute.
Eastern Hills Animal Rescue
Toadie, Sonya and Kyle arrive at the rescue centre. Astrid leaves Sonya to do the paperwork and she shows Toadie around while Kyle heads off to check the cute dogs out himself. A wee bit later and Sonya is starting to tear up when she reaches a question about children in the house and if any more are expected and just at that, Toadie comes and takes over doing the paperwork from her.
Chris finds Lucas hiding out in Charlie's. Lucas is still curious to know what Vanessa was doing in Harold's!
Paul introduces himself to Vanessa and they head over to a quieter area to chat.
Lucas is still on about Vanessa and thinks she's after money from him.
Paul is impressed with both Vanessa's resume and the cakes she's brought in. He asks why she left her last job – it closed down although she adds it wouldn't have if they'd listened to her suggestions! Paul is impressed at her confidence and his final question is, “why Lassiters?” Vanessa replies she's heard good things about the place but Paul isn't impressed at her generic answer. She tries again, telling him she needs a job that is local and he's more impressed with that response.
VANESSA: Look I'll swap you the rest of the cakes for a regular pay check?!
Paul must be tempted as he suggests they tour the kitchens.
Chris tries to suggest money might not be her objective, but Lucas knows women and it must be!
Paul brings the leftover cakes that Vanessa made into the bar for Kate to sample one. She is most impressed with it and thinks it's insane he hasn't given her the job already!
Lucas spots the cakes when he comes to the bar to pay and when Paul says they are from the new chef, immediately knows who he is speaking about!
PAUL: Do you know her?
Paul seems suspicious at Lucas' demeanour and tries to quiz him more but Lucas is keeping quiet.
Eastern Hills Animal Rescue
Kyle is rather taken with a dog that he spots as it reminds him of his mum's dog.
Sonya his having trouble deciding which one she'd like as she wants them all! They decide they can't choose so agree to come back at a later date, after watching the footage Toadie has been taking on his phone, with Callum.
Curiosity is getting the better of Paul so he tracks Lucas down to get more info on Vanessa, wary of being burnt again. Paul eventually worms it out of Lucas that she's pregnant even though he didn't exactly say so but guessed correctly from his facial expression.
Vanessa turns up for her meeting with Paul and thinks it's to sign the contract but he breaks it to her that someone else got the position. She wonders what the problem was but he can't give her one however promises that she'll be top of the list to call should something happen.
Kate asks Vanessa if she can get her anything when she goes to the counter and replies that a job would be nice… Oh and somewhere to live too! Kate offers to shout her a coffee on the house and discovers that Vanessa is pregnant when she mentions that she shouldn't really be drinking coffee.
Sonya reviews the footage but still can't decide on which dog to pick. However she then discovers the footage of the dog Kyle was looking at and decides that's the one! Toadie suggests they go in the morning but Sonya wants to go now. Just as they get into the BWM, Sonya remembers it isn't suitable for a dog and Toadie notices that Kyle isn't back with his Ute yet. Toad concedes to letting a dog into the car just this once and as he is about to head into the house to get the blankets when Kyle arrives back in the street. “Perfect timing,” Toadie calls out and Kyle eagerly jumps out of the Ute to show him what he's got... the dog that they were about to go and get!
KYLE: I just couldn't resist.
“She's got a good home,” Sonya concedes when they get back in and suggests they maybe go down the road of looking after the wildlife instead. They then both speculate if Jade is going to be as happy with the dog as Kyle is! “It could be a bit rrfff,” she replies which amuses them both!
Vanessa finishes crying on Kate's shoulder (not literally but Kate has been listening to her) as Kate has to get back to work. Lucas and Chris enter and spot Vanessa sitting on the couch and Chris asks if he's going to go over and talk to her. “I don't need a lecture,” Lucas warns Chris when he wants them to discuss Vanessa and when Kate comes over to take their orders, tries to suss out what they were talking about. Unknowingly, Kate tells him about Vanessa being kicked out of her apartment, that she's missed out on a job at Lassiters and is pregnant.
KATE: She's doing it all on her own.
CHRIS: It must be tough.
(Lucas gives dagger eyes to Chris)
KATE: Yes. You men don't know how easy you get it.
Lucas now tells Chris he's heading back to work (they were going to both be having their coffees in the bar) when Paul enters to thank Lucas for the heads up about Vanessa. Chris overhears their conversation and goes over to quiz Lucas on it but he refuses to talk about it.
Final commercial break later and Lucas wants Chris to let it go but he is most certainly not and is almost shouting out at Lucas as they play lets walk round the bar the long way to a table. “Did you tell Paul?” he demands to know the answer to and Lucas replies back, “not in so many words,” before trying to explain that Paul kept pushing him for an answer.
LUCAS: Why should I have to lie for her?
CHRIS: Are you kidding me?!
LUCAS: I don't know. This is none of your business.
CHRIS: You are so gutless.
LUCAS: Why should I make up stories for her when I asked for none of this?
CHRIS: Because she's the mother of your child.
LUCAS: Okay, I told you I don't need a lecture.
CHRIS: No. You know what, I've sat back, I've listened and I've tried to be a friend but know I'm going to really tell you what I really think.
Lucas doesn't want to hear though and tells Chris to get back to work but that isn't stopping him!
CHRIS: You're a coward.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Lucas speaking to Vanessa.
- Rhys discovering the new messy housemate and reminding him that Jade doesn't do surprises!
- Sonya winding her sister up.
- Lucas going to see Paul.
- Vanessa wanting to know how Paul knows she's pregnant!