Previously on Neighbours
- Lucas shouts at Chris for writing about his love- life in ‘Dear Sally'
- Chris writes a heartfelt message on Summer's laptop about what a rubbish friend she is
- Argument over Jellyfish's surname: Toadie suggests he, Sonya and Cal take the same surname
Debate is raging over which surname the family should take. Predictably, Sonya is arguing for Mitchell as it's solid, sensible and easy to spell.
TOADIE: People can spell Rebecchi!
CALLUM: She's right – it did take me a while.
SONYA: I still have trouble, I mean, is it one C or two?
Toadie says the Rebecchi name is one of a kind, and that there is only one Rebecchi family in Australia as opposed to many thousands of Mitchells. Callum points out that if Sonya becomes a Rebecchi she will also require a fish- name.
TOADIE: You could be Anchovy.
Conversation continues much in this vein, as the achievements of existing Mitchells/Rebecchis are compared.
SONYA: Okay, Margaret Mitchell wrote ‘Gone with the Wind'; RJ Mitchell designed the Spitfire.
TOADIE: Stonefish Rebecchi invented the Colac Car- Bomb.
CALLUM: What's that?
TOADIE: That's a drink you'll find out about when you're old enough.
Sonya argues that ‘Callum Mitchell' alliterates, which Toadie is quick to correct – at which point Callum sneaks out of the house, causing a temporary stalemate.
Chris reads the ‘Dear Sally' column in the newspaper – and it appears the letter he wrote on her laptop last week about what a poor friend Summer is has gone to print as part of the column, without Summer having read it! He confides in Tash, who finds it hilarious and thinks that Summer will hit the roof when she finds out.
Summer is on the phone to Susan, who compliments her on the latest ‘Dear Sally'. Summer happily takes the credit, before making her excuses to end the call and dashing out of the house.
Summer runs inside, and Chris prepares for the worst, but she just grabs a bottle of water and dashes for the door, telling Chris on the way how great ‘Dear Sally' was and proving that she hasn't read it at all.
Summer dashes in as Jade's singles boot camp is in full swing, and apologises for being late – she is writing an article about the boot camp. Rather than being grateful for the publicity, Jade tears strips off her for not having booked in. As they now have odd numbers, Summer has to partner up with Jade, who answers each of her questions with grudging, one- word responses whilst forcing Summer to do sit- ups. During the conversation Jade is forced to admit she has broken up with Kyle, but she claims she's happy being single.
Toadie, Sonya and Callum have lunch as the surname discussion moves onto portmanteaux, with Rebitchell, Mitchbechell and Mibecchi among the options considered. Jade comes in to grab a drink, declining Kyle's offer to buy one for her, and Callum drags her into the name discussion. Jade seems upset to learn they're all planning to opt for the same surname, and as she pays for her drink, tells Sonya she shouldn't be giving up the Mitchell name for a man. Sonya argues it's for the baby, but Jade is unconvinced and marches off in a mood.
The name- game continues as Jones is blended in as well, to form the Remones. But Sonya is not amused, and Toadie signals to Callum to give them some time alone. Sonya tells Toadie that Jade is upset about her name- change, and admits that she likes her name and doesn't really want to change it. Toadie tells her he doesn't want to stress about it, so says they'll all be Mitchells, provided Callum agrees. Sonya is thrilled, and hugs him delightedly. At this point Toadie's mum Angie calls, to check up on Sonya and the baby. Toadie tells her everything's fine.
Toadie is accosted by Andrew and Tash, who are desperate for legal advice on setting up their app business. Toadie says he normally charges for it, but Andrew assures him that once they're all set up, they'll pay him for all their legal needs. He suggests they send him an email and gives them his business card – but then realises the email address might change soon because of his surname changing to Mitchell. Andrew is shocked, saying he'd never change his name for a girl, but Tash says it's about time the tradition was updated and calls Andrew a sexist pig. As Toadie wanders off, Andrew says Tash is a racist because she doesn't like Italian names!
Toadie practices saying and signing his new name, and screws up the paper in frustration. Sonya hides around the corner, looking concerned. Callum comes in, and tells him that being Mitchells will make Toadie's name more common on Facebook, but Callum's name rarer. Sonya enters and calls a meeting. She's made a final decision and wants them all to be Rebecchis, as she knows how important it is to Toadie. Callum is relieved as he can get back to his computer, and Toadie and Sonya kiss.
Sonya arrives to tell Jade she's becoming a Rebecchi, and Jade is upset that she will be the only Mitchell left. Sonya tells her it won't change their relationship and that Jade will never be on her own, but that she needs to change her name to show she, Toadie, Cal and Jellyfish are a family. Visibly upset, Jade says she understands, and Sonya invites her to come round to No 30 this evening – but Jade declines.
Summer sits down at Chris's table, and asks if he can get the next ‘Dear Sally' column in earlier than usual, as she's flat out with other work. Chris, clearly annoyed, asks Summer again if she read the last column – and again she lies to his face. Opening the paper, Chris snaps and tells her the column is about her, and how self- absorbed she is. Chris walks out and Summer finally reads the letter, which complains that: “All she ever talks about is her work stuff, her ex, her problems and what I can do for her. I feel like all I do is run around after my friend but she still can't see that I need help.” ‘Dear Sally' replies that it sounds like a one- sided friendship. Upset, Summer leaves.
Toadie turns up, and he and Sonya start saying ‘Rebecchi' in silly voices, much to Callum's disdain. Toadie has bought Sonya a surprise: they now own matching yellow T- shirts which read ‘Rebecchi & Proud'! Sonya is thrilled but Callum is mortified – particularly when Toadie reveals a third T- shirt in Callum's size!
Summer comes in and speaks to Kyle: she's sorry to hear about the break- up with Jade. She asks if he's seen Chris anywhere, and explains she owes him an apology. Having explained the situation, Kyle says he's surprised at Chris's behaviour and says Summer's had a lot on her plate too: he adds that he likes Chris, but that, judging by the article, he's the one with the problem. Summer doesn't need much convincing, and says if she'd known Chris was so upset about Aidan she'd have talked to him.
Having bought some fast food, Chris, Tash and Andrew take shelter from the rain in the garage. He tells them about the row with Summer, and feels bad for yelling at her. Andrew says Summer's not that bad, but Tash says Chris should stick to his guns and wait for Summer to ‘come begging'.
TASH: A real friend will only have to look at a person to know they need to talk.
ANDREW: Get out.
TASH: I clearly wasn't talking about you, was I?
ANDREW: Why, because I'm a guy?
TASH: Because you're Andrew and you suck at feelings!
Chris heads off to give Summer a chance to apologise, but promises not to wimp out, while Tash attempts to put chips in Andrew's hair without him noticing.
Chris arrives to see Summer. She says she gets why he wrote her into the column, and says they should just forget about it – even though she wishes he'd talked to her about it first. Chris said he didn't come to apologise and that he meant what he said: he's sick of her not listening to him and expecting him to write her column without even offering to pay him. Summer snaps, saying that he always avoids confrontation and that if he wasn't so passive then maybe he'd still be with Aidan. He retorts that maybe if she wasn't so selfish, she'd still be with Andrew.
Tomorrow on Neighbours:
- The aftermath of Chris and Summer's fall- out
- Tash and Ed go to the comic swap event
- Sheila intervenes in Kyle and Jade's break-up