Previously on Neighbours
- Kate gives Lou advice on being a gentleman, but tells him his date thinks he is English
- Troy buys the house next door to Callum because he wants to get to know his son
- Sonya tells Troy to pack his bags and get out
- Troy realises that a street party is being set up
- Kyle says Jade is pulling away from him
- Kate tells Kyle he wants to be with her
Kyle asks how long Kate has been thinking about this: a while (nice and vague there Kate.) She only said something because he and Jade are having a tough patch, and she thought he might still have feelings for her. Kate despicably quotes Kyle as having said ‘we have fun and Jade's just hard work,' seemingly in a way of trying to convince him to dump his girlfriend for her. Kyle asks how they're going to be friends after this. He tells her she shouldn't have said anything and leaves.
It's the Jubilee Steet Party, Karl and Troy are chatting about Michael's house, I say chatting but it's mostly Troy making the effort while Karl clearly would like to be anywhere else. Karl leaves to get some more food. Sonya and Toadie are watching from across the party, Sonya's pleased that Karl has walked away, and she's appalled that Troy's trying it on with their friends. Tash comes up to them and says she didn't know Troy was moving in otherwise she would have said something. Tash can't believe her dad wouldn't look into who was buying the place. Troy interrupts them to give Tash a photo he found of her and Chris. He says if she or her friends ever wanted to come over for a sticky beak then they are welcome (incredibly creepy) and to top it all off he gives a self satisfied final look to Toadie and Sonya while he leaves. Tash says it was nice... she guesses.
Troy introduces himself to Paul at the serving table, but they both know who each other are. Troy offers Paul some food, but he refuses, just as Sheila arrives and I don't know if it's what she says or the way she says it but absolutely everything she says is quotable.
PAUL: I don't trust stuff that's been left out.
SHEILA: Oh, that's so ridiculous, how do you think we survived when we were cavemen?
PAUL: Some of us have moved on a bit since then.
SHEILA: So some of us would like to think.
TROY: It's a good excuse for a street party this jubilee thing.
SHEILA: It's a celebration of our monarch's 60 glorious years on the throne.
PAUL: What's there to celebrate? She and her family have done nothing but cost our country money every time they decide to visit.
SHEILA: I beg your pardon!
PAUL: It's true, and besides, she lives 16,000 miles away, why would anyone bother?
SHEILA: Because she's the Queen!
PAUL: You know what, you'd be better off worshipping Lady Gaga at least she's got better taste in hats
SHEILA: Lady Gaga wouldn't know a good hat if she fell over it.
TROY: Sorry Paul, but I couldn't agree more darling
SHEILA: (flattered) Oh, thank you
Sheila leaves to offer Kyle some food, and question Kyle on if he found Jade, and where Kate is as she went with him. Kyle just walks off.
Troy approaches Sonya and asks if Callum is coming out later. Sonya and Toadie walk away, when Troy calls Toadie overprotective. Toadie says he just wants to be left alone, Troy stands there with a demented grin on his face, as Sonya leads Toadie away.
Kate returns home, Lou gives Kate some money to go towards paying back the money he stole from Kyle. He says the escort business is going well, although he had to get jelly belly to send some of his British comedy DVDs so he could get the accent right for Dawn. Lou asks Kate if she's okay, she says she's fine, but he wonders why she isn't outside enjoying the party.
There's a knock of the door and it's Dawn, Lou immediately adopts his terrible English accent. He apologises for not being ‘properly attired to greet her' (he's wearing shorts and a polo shirt), she says he looks okay to her. Dawn says she was in the neighbourhood and wanted to drop by to arrange their next date. She noticed that there's a party outside, Lou says it's just the local riff- raff, she thought he'd like to go and celebrate the Jubilee and she'd be happy to pay him. Lou leaves Dawn in the living room, walks about 3 steps to the kitchen and whispers to Kate that he doesn't know what to do (you have to go with the notion that Dawn is unable to hear Lou even though he's within earshot for this scene to work). Lou can't have the neighbours realising what he's doing, so Kate tells him to stall her.
Sonya and Toadie are sitting at a table in the midst of the party when they see Callum arrive. They rush to him and encourage him to go inside, but as they leave Troy calls him over. Callum's shocked to see him, and tells Troy to go. Troy says he's just chatting, he's not hurting anyone, but Callum says he's hurting everyone that he cares about. Callum wants nothing to do with him, and despite Troy's pleading, Callum, Toadie and Sonya walk away.
Callum says he just wants Troy to leave. Troy barges in, Toadie and Sonya demand for Troy to leave as he is trespassing. Troy tells Callum he just wants to spend time with him, but Sonya and Callum leave and go to Callum's room. Toadie insists Troy leaves, but as he tries to open the door, Troy pushes it closed, and demands to speak to Sonya.
TOADIE: The last thing that she needs in her condition is this, so just stop it.
TROY: Her condition? Are you saying she's pregnant?
TOADIE: We want you out of this house.
TROY: Wow, well congratulations Toadie, if it's yours
TOADIE: What did you say?
TROY: Well I guess you'll finally know what it's like to be a real father, not just second best.
Toadie punches Troy.
Karl and Chris chat about living with two girls, Karl says he's given up on using the main bathroom but the person who invented en- suites deserves a reward. Troy rushes out holding his nose, Karl asks if he's alright, Troy says no and goes to his house. Paul, Karl, Tash etc are all wondering what's going on, Toadie and Sonya watch and note that Troy is playing it up for everyone to see. They head back inside.
Dawn is looking out the window, and is keen to go outside and join the party. Lou has changed into a suit and says he wants to have their own party in here, with a plate of jam sandwiches that Lou calls ‘Devonshire Tea.' Lou says that the tradition has been converted over the years, and that scones had replaced sandwiches, but Lou is a traditionalist. Dawn had never heard that before, and always thought it was scones. He starts lying that he talked about the future of British customs with the Duchess of Kent.
DAWN: You've met the Duchess of Kent?
LOU: Yes indeed, it was through a good friend of mine. I was at a garden fete, and I was introduced to her by um... Lord Bishop.
DAWN: You've got friends in the clergy?
LOU: No, no, no, don't misunderstand me, his name is Bishop. Lord Harold Bishop. Yes, he wanted someone there who could converse with the Duchess on her own level.
DAWN: Of course
LOU: Yes people can be so uncouth these days, like that lot out there. No, we can have much more fun in here.
DAWN: They seem to be having fun
LOU: Some call it fun, I call it anarchy.
Dawn says she wants to introduce Lou to an aussie custom – a good old barbie. There's nothing tastier than a sanger. Dawn practically forces Lou out the door.
Summer is speaking to Tash, she says there's no way that Toadie would have punched Troy. Tash wonders who punched Troy then, Summer says she doesn't know but she trusts Toadie more than she trusts Troy.
TASH: Whatever, can we please not talk about Toadie's life because I'm gonna die of boredom.
Summer starts asking Tash about her course and if she's looking forward to next semester. Tash gives brief answers, then asks to go back to talking about Toadie.
Meanwhile, Dawn introduces herself to Paul, recognising that he organised the bachelor auction. She says it was a great event, and very generous of Paul to donate his time. Lou brings Dawn a glass of champagne.
LOU: Shall we move on, my dear?
DAWN: Oh, I'm chatting
PAUL: Don't tell me you got stuck with the consolation prize
DAWN: Oh no, we met through Kate. Lou's such a gentleman
PAUL: Oh really, I've heard him called lots of things before, but never a gentleman.
LOU: We really should be going (Lou temporarily forgets his English accent, but then puts it on again), much to do!
DAWN: Aussie barbies are all about informality, Lou. Just relax. He's more used to mingling with the British aristocracy
PAUL: Is he now?
DAWN: He met the Duchess of Kent at Lord Harold Bishop's garden fete.
PAUL: Lord Harold Bishop, is that so?
LOU: Yes, indeed, and now if you will excuse us, we wish to peruse the buffet! (Lou sneers at Paul, who gives a mocking ceremonial bow to Lou.)
Karl pops around to bring around some caramel slices from the party. He asks if everything is alright, Toadie says he's made things a lot worse. Toadie wonders if he should go over and apologise, but Karl says it isn't a good idea.
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Troy peers out from behind the wall, looks at the party, then goes back and hides behind the wall.
Karl says it's never wise to make a move when people are angry. Sonya goes for a lie down, and Callum goes to his room. Toadie says it was a stupid thing to do. Karl thinks they should give it time and let it blow over, but Troy has no intention of letting it blow over.
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Troy calls the police and says he wants to speak to someone about an assault.
Sheila comes in with a plate of sandwiches and the best line of the episode.
SHEILA: Well, he might be a gay, but that Chris sure knows how to cook a sausage!
Sheila asks Kyle what the matter is with him, she's worried about him. Kyle says Kate told him she has feelings for him. Kyle loves Jade, she's the only one he wants, but it feels like she's pushing him away. Sheila thinks the thing with Jade has run its course, but Kyle says he's not giving up that easily. He doesn't know if he and Kate can be friends, he feels guilty just being around her. Sheila says it took Kate a lot of guts to be up front with him, and says they'll sort it out. Sheila says she'll give him 5 more minutes to wallow, and then she wants him out there with a smile on his face.
Kyle has joined the party, and asks Chris for a sausage, Sheila smiles and nods to Kyle, pleased he's come outside. Tash gets splashed by sausage fat, so Chris tells her to hide behind a mask of the Queen. Kyle bumps into Kate at the salad table. She apologises to him, he just wants to forget about it. She asks if they can still be friends, he says yes and then leaves.
Lou and Dawn come inside, Lou apologises for leaving the party, but he says it was getting a tad hot out there, he'll never get used to this dashed climate. She acknowledges it was out of his comfort zone, and says she has planning on booking a trip to the UK, and this has inspired her to take the plunge. She asks him to go with him as a companion and tour guide, as he'll be able to get them into wonderful places, perhaps even meet the Duchess of Kent. She suggests they go for a couple of months, be in London for the Olympics. She offers to pay him $10,000, plus expenses, it could be fun. Lou says it could be and gives a posh English laugh.
Toadie, Sonya and Callum (they really should all have the same last name, I'm tired of writing all their names when they are as a group) have joined the party. Karl is pleased to see them, and asks how Sonya is feeling, he says her first priority should be relaxing. A police car pulls into Ramsay Street. Toadie realises that Troy has reported him, as an assault charge will do wonders for his case. The policeman tells Toadie he's been served with an interim intervention order, as Troy fears for his safety. Sonya says that Troy's the one who has been harassing them. The officer says that Toadie can defend himself in the magistrate's court in 2 weeks time. Toadie has to stay 100m away from him, effective immediately, which means he'll have to leave Ramsay Street, otherwise he's in breach of the order and could be given jail time. The officer advises Toadie to leave the street as soon as possible.
Toadie et al are in the house, while Toadie packs, if he doesn't go now there could be a $24,000 fine or jail. He's going to stay at Susan's, while Karl offers for Sonya and Callum to stay with him while Toadie's away. Toadie hugs Sonya and Callum goodbye, then Karl helps Toadie to the car with his bags. Sonya tells Callum to stay calm, she starts breathing heavily and collapses. Karl and Toadie rush to Sonya's aid, Karl tells Toadie to call an ambulance.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Sonya is taken to hospital
- Callum asks if the baby is going to be alright
- Toadie yells at Jade for disappearing when Troy turned up
- Rhys tells Toadie there's been some bleeding, Toadie asks if Sonya has lost the baby
- Toadie says he'll never forgive himself if something's happened to her.