Previously on Neighbours
- Kyle pretends he's with Kate to score the 'family business' contract, then kisses her
- Jade allows Rhys to move back into No 26
- Susan writes a non- sensationalist story about Troy's death, which makes Paul furious
Zoe and Sophie have breakfast, while Paul stamps around the house demanding to know how Zoe will get Susan out of the editor's chair at the newspaper. Paul makes a call to find out what the circulation figures are for the paper, and learns they're up. Still not satisfied, he wants the figures compared with those of the West Waratah Star and all the other local papers, then marches out of the door, slamming it behind him. Sophie has realised that Zoe is working with Paul again, but Zoe says it's only for the short- term.
Rhys is reading the Erinsborough News, and Kyle and Jade come in to make breakfast, Jade having apparently 'kept Kyle up half of the night'. Rhys leaves for the gym, and the phone rings: it's Charlotte, ringing to tell Jade that the gym in Sydney loved her boot camp proposal and wants to franchise it nationwide. They decide to go out for breakfast to celebrate, and Jade decides to invite Kate as well. Kyle suddenly says he has to go over figures before his meeting with Keith Wright (the customer who only deals with family businesses). Jade insists, however, and they go to get dressed.
Kate tells Susan her coffee won't be long as she serves other customers. Kyle and Jade come in and tell Kate the good news, asking her to join them for breakfast. Susan then takes Jade to one side to check she was okay about the Troy story having been published in the paper. Jade says she's fine with it. While they talk, Kyle whispers to Kate to tell Jade she's busy, but Kate says that will look even more suspicious, and insists Kyle just forget about the kiss and move on.
A furious Paul storms into the building, shouting at Susan in front of the whole office. He says the Troy article was a load of drivel, without any guts or juice, which will only succeed in sending people to sleep. Susan robustly defends the piece as balanced and professional, but Paul says she isn't doing her job properly and tells her the advertisers and readers will soon see that too. Susan warns him not to undermine her in front of her staff, but when he ignores her she starts shouting back.
SUSAN: Ever since I have taken over here you have done nothing but criticise and badger me. I wrote a damn good article – people love it and I'm proud of it.
Paul blathers on about wanting the paper to stay competitive, but Susan warns him he's either going to have to back her or sack her, as she won't keep working this way. She marches off, as a slow smile spreads over Paul's face.
Paul reports back to Zoe to brag about his intimidation of Susan, and says she's just a little push away from resigning. Zoe brings him back down to earth, though, telling him that Susan walking won't do him any good right now because his public image is still too damaged for him to return as editor. This is largely due to his ripping up the cheque for the school at the press conference with Priya, Zoe says, referring to a graph showing Paul's standing in the community over time which drops off sharply since the cheque incident. If Susan jumped, Paul would only need to hire someone else for the time being.
Kate, Jade and Kyle raise a toast to the singles boot camp; Jade, without any apparent hint of sarcasm, thanks Kate for her help with the video testimonial she did with Chris. Kyle is very quiet, and even more so when Mr Family Business, Keith, turns up, greeting Kate and meeting Jade for the first time. Kyle rushes Keith away from Jade and towards the door before he can start asking awkward questions – but Keith is very disappointed to see Kate return to work behind the bar.
KEITH: I thought she worked for you! I thought Dial- A- Kyle was a family- style business?
KYLE: Yeah it is. Kate just does extra shifts here to bring in some more cash.
KEITH: She's a real trooper, isn't she, eh?
The pair leave for their meeting, while Kate brings breakfast over for Jade and herself. Jade asks how Keith knew Kate, and she says she ran into them the day Kyle got the contract. Kate checks Jade's okay about the newspaper story, and Jade says she is: she can't believe that what Troy did to her had such a hold over her for so long, resulting in her pushing Kyle away despite him being the kindest, most amazing man she'd ever met. Kate tries to interrupt at one point, but gives up, looking on guiltily as Jade continues singing Kyle's praises, telling her how much she loves him.
Dial- A- Kyle
Keith and Kyle discuss business – but as ever, Keith is keen to bring the discussion back around to family businesses. He wonders whether he's working Kyle too hard for Kate's liking, but Kyle says she knows he has to put in the hard work. Keith suggests that he and his wife Pammie take the two of them out to dinner tonight to celebrate the first cheque of the contract. Kyle makes excuses and is about to tell Keith the truth, but Keith stops him and gives him the cheque, saying he understands Kyle and Kate probably want some time to themselves.
Sophie seems keen for someone else to take over the work Zoe's doing for Paul, so that her relationship with him isn't compromised like last time – but Zoe reassures her she's only helping out in the short- term. Sophie says Zoe's pretty cool, and Zoe tells her they won't break up: if she's given a choice between working for Paul and being his girlfriend, work loses.
Jade searches for her headphones, but Rhys hasn't seen them. She eventually finds them in Kyle's room, and acts surprised that Rhys doesn't make any smart remark about her and Kyle moving into the same room so he can have a study. Rhys tells her she doesn't need his permission to move into the same room as Kyle: if she wants to do it, she should.
Dial- A- Kyle
Keith helps Kyle load stuff onto the back of his truck, then bids him goodbye – just as Jade walks around the corner with Bossy. Kyle all but bundles Keith into the car and goes to talk to Jade. She invites him to move his stuff into her room when he gets home that evening. He's over the moon. They each declare their love for the other but as she leaves, Kyle looks guilty.
Susan is busy giving instructions to her silent minions when Paul walks in, and asks to speak to Susan in private. Susan points out that, since he was happy to yell at her in front of the staff before, he should just say whatever he needs to in public. He congratulates her on the Troy article, saying he may have been too quick to judge before, and that she did a good job. As a humiliated Paul slopes off out of the room, Susan smugly high- fives a nameless employee.
Zoe reassures Paul that he did the right thing, but he is miserable at having been shown up. He says he should be in the editor's chair. Zoe tells him of an upcoming journalism conference in Hong Kong and suggests he send Susan.
PAUL: Why? So she can go and learn how to be even more self- righteous?
But Zoe explains that, with Susan out of the way, Paul could launch a charm offensive on the advertisers he lost, in order to lift his profile. Zoe reckons the task could be complete in about six weeks, after which the public will believe Paul is decent and he will get his paper back. As they start kissing, Sophie comes downstairs, and Zoe suggests they all go out for dinner, despite Paul being keen to start planning his means of attack. He's overruled and they head out to a restaurant in Eden Hills.
Rhys assesses the carnage in the living room as Kyle sorts his stuff out, before moving it into Jade's room. He teases the couple about being all serious and committed, but he's bribed into helping by the prospect of finally getting his study. Kyle is getting stressed, and drops a box which contains the opening picture- frame he made for Jade. Rhys tells him he can fix it, but he looks upset and goes out.
Kyle comes to talk to Kate, and tells her he can't do this anymore: he needs to tell Jade about their kiss. Kate tells him not to worry about Keith as they'll never see him again, but Kyle says it's about doing what's right – despite the risks, Jade deserves to know. He says he wanted Kate to know first, then leaves to tell Jade the truth.
Monday on Neighbours
- Kate pleads with Kyle not to tell Jade the truth
- It's the day of Troy's funeral
- Kate considers leaving Erinsborough, but Sophie tells her she can't
- Jade and Sonya bond
- Kate tells Jade she knows what Kyle's going to tell her