Previously on Neighbours
- Andrew and Sophie see Paul and Zoe kissing.
- Andrew warns Paul to be careful about Sophie and his relationship with Zoe.
- Paul tells Zoe that they should slow things down a bit.
- Rhys chokes on the meal Vanessa makes for him. They're about to kiss when Lucas comes in.
- Lucas tells Rhys and Vanessa that he's brought a girl home from the bar.
The girl from the bar arrives and LUcas awkwardly introduces her to Vanessa and Rhys. Lucas says Vanessa and Rhys are just leaving, but Rhys says that's not right and sits down on the sofa(!) Vanessa offers Lucas's friend (Hayley) a cup of tea.
Lucas goes over to Vanessa and asks her to make herself scarce. Vanessa says stubbornly that she lives in the house too, and they'll just have to deal with this sort of situation!
The article "At Home With The Robinsons" fills two pages in the magazine. Wow, what a thrilling read about A list celebrities! Oh, wait.
Paul asks Zoe when he can make the announcement that he's back as Editor, but Zoe says it's not time yet. She's still working on his reputation.
Sophie wants to go out for milk and Zoe offers to go with her.
Zoe and Sophie are shopping for groceries. They see Priya and Sophie introduces Zoe to her. Zoe asks Priya if Paul could get more involved in the school - perhaps by a donation. Priya says that the school doesn't need any more empty promises from Paul - the media centre he was going to fund still hasn't happened.
Susan sees Summer working at a table. Summer is finding the dating column very difficult.
Chris comes in and has a look at the column. He advises Summer to give advice that's more honest.
CHRIS: 'Dear Lost in Love. You sound tragic. Give up and aim for someone a little more realistic!'
SUMMER: That's harsh!
CHRIS: Well, why beat around the bush? I mean, the girl that this guy's following around probably knows him as 'the creepy dude'. You're doing him a favour!
Summer laughs and shows Chris another letter.
CHRIS:(reading) 'My girlfriend cries every time I disagree with her. Even over tiny things. Is this normal?' Run, she's nuts!
SUMMER: She might just be a really emotional person!
CHRIS: What, you remember Michelle? She used to do the same thing to Lucas. Total nut- job. Actually, does this have a name, maybe it's her?!
Summer thinks Chris's advice is a bit too straight, but he says it'll make the column fun. She starts to come around to the idea.
Lucas, Vanessa, Hayley and Lucas are rather unrealistically having desert together. Hayley awkwardly goes off to the bathroom and Lucas scowls at Rhys and Vanessa.
Andrew has read the magazine article and says it's not too bad. Paul tells him he's keeping things professional with Zoe.
Zoe and Sophie return and Andrew heads of to Charlie's. When he's gone, Zoe tells Paul that she's got an idea to boost his family image - he could donate the money he promised to Erinsborough High. Paul refuses, saying Priya cannot be trusted(!) Zoe tells him that he has to listen to her if he wants his Editor job back.
Rhys, Vanessa, Lucas and Hayley are making small talk. Lucas and Rhys start snipng and Vanessa tells them to shut up. Finally, Rhys decides to leave. He thanks Vanessa for tonight and she is determined not to kiss him, so he slinks off.
Hayley decides to leave too, despite Lucas's protests. She tells him to give her a call when he gets his own place(!)
No.24, the following morning
Lucas comes back from his jog. Vanessa is cross with him about last night and tells him he'll have to get over his grudge with Rhys - No.24 is her home too.
Zoe has organised a press conference for Paul to present a cheque to Erinsborough High. Priya arrives and says she's amazed Zoe has persuaded Paul to honour his promises, but she is grateful for the donation.
Summer tells Susan that she's finished her column. Susan reads over it and laughs, saying that if they have to have a dating column, it's the best style for it - cheeky and funny. Susan suggests expanding it to every day, much to Summer's horror.
Lucas comes around to see Rhys.
RHYS: If you've come to apologise, you can save it.
LUCAS: In your dreams!
RHYS: So what, you want to borrow some sugar, kick the footie?!
LUCAS: It's about Vanessa.
RHYS: Did she tell you to come over here?
LUCAS: Not exactly. Look, she's having my kid.
RHYS: I am aware of that(!) Not so sure you are, though.
LUCAS: How I deal with things is none of your business. But who she sees and wants to bring home, is none of mine. Even if he is a smug tool.
RHYS: Did she tell you to say that?
RHYS: Was that it, then?
LUCAS: Yeah, that's it. But do not hurt her, you hear me?
RHYS: So what, this is your blessing then, is it?
LUCAS: Get stuffed!
Vanessa is chopping vegetables in Harold's Store when Rhys comes in. She doesn't hear him coming, and jumps a mile, swinging her chopping knife around.
VANESSA: What the hell are you doing?!
RHYS: I was just saying hello!
VANESSA: I nearly killed you! Again!
There is a bit of a pause, and then both dissolve into laughter.
Rhys apologises for last night and for sniping at Lucas. He was just disappointed because he thought he and Vanessa were getting somewhere.
RHYS: So, I was hoping we could try it again. Minus the housemates and allergic reactions.
VANESSA: We could.
RHYS: Maybe sometime soon.
VANESSA: I'd like that.
Rhys grasps her neck and then kisses her.
VANESSA: What was that for?
RHYS: Just making up for last night.
VANESSA: Well, while we're at it.
She grabs Rhys and kisses him passionately.
Paul tells Priya that he's surprised Ajay hasn't turned up as well as he never misses a photo oppotunity(!) She is understandably annoyed. Zoe comes over and takes Paul off, telling him to let his problems with the Kapoors go - there's too much at stake here.
Summer is meeting Chris for lunch and brings him more problem emails. She wants him to help her with it.
CHRIS: In what world am I qualified to give romantic advice? I've only dated two people, and one of them was you!
SUMMER: Oh, thanks(!)
Summer talks him around saying that everyone in high school used to come to Chris with their problems. Also Lucas, Kyle and his TAFE buddies talk to him.
SUMMER: If you did this, you could be honest, instead of diplomatic.
CHRIS: Well, I guess between you and Tash, there's nothing I haven't seen(!)
He tells Summer it'll have to be anonymous.
Zoe introduces Paul and Priya to the assembled press. Priya thanks Paul for his donation, which is for $50,000 and there is a photo shoot. Priya looks down at the cheque.
PRIYA: Just checking there's no string attached! Never really know with Paul Robinson, do you?! You see, this isn't the first time that Paul's offered us a new media centre. Last time the offer came with a few conditions we just couldn't accept. This time I expected that we'd be asked to plaster the hallways with Lassiter's advertising or change the name of the basketball team. Perhaps the 'Paul Robinson All- Stars'!
Paul sees red and snatches the cheque, ripping it up.
PAUL: Good luck cashing that!
Zoe follows Paul home and tells him that Priya was justified in her words, so he has to go back and apologise. Paul point blank refuses. Zoe says he's a lost cause and stalks out. Sophie tries to get him to go after her, saying Zoe is Paul's girlfriend - she and Andrew saw them kissing! Paul says it was a mistake and Sophie is very upset.
Monday on Neighbours
- Paul calls Zoe but can't get hold of her.
- Sophie insists to Paul that Zoe is interested in him.
- Sophie tells Zoe that Paul misses her.
- Paul and Zoe talk.
- Callum goes round to Troy's
- Callum tells Rani that he's only going around to Troy's to protect Toadie. He tells her she can't tell anyone - or they're done as friends.