Previously on Neighbours
- Charlotte tells Toadie she's impressed by him, and by Sonya's understanding.
- Kate admits kissing Noah, and says she wants to give up teaching
- Paul says he will vote for Priya's proposal
- Paul and Priya share a bottle of her favourite champagne
It's the middle of the night, and Priya is getting a drink when she gets a text from Paul (bizarrely dated 29/05/2012 at 5:26pm, but we'll let that go) saying "Raincheck on that last drink". Ajay comes into the kitchen. She says she can't sleep. Ajay says she shouldn't worry too much about one meeting, and to come back to bed since they have work tomorrow.
Sonya tells Toadie she loves it when he works from home. He says he has loads of work, but they can still have lunch together. His phone goes, and it's Charlotte. He tells her he's set up the Skype calls, but agrees to get in asap. We see that he's in his boxers (very bright!) as he looks for his trousers. He tells Sonya that whatever he's doing, Charlotte is always there. Sonya asks when she sees the other staff, but Toadie says it's just him. Maybe she doesn't trust him - but they seem to be getting on better than ever. He leaves as Jade arrives, and Sonya complains that Charlotte had called Toadie in when he was supposed to be working from home, because Charlotte is trying to hit on him. Jade says there's no way, because she knows Sonya and Toadie are as good as married.
Simmons & Colbert
Charlotte is putting on lipstick while Toadie is talking to a client by Skype (presumably). Charlotte moves her chair near Toadie's and pats him on the arm, telling him he was doing good work. Not everyone was doing as well as him, and it wasn't going unnoticed. She asks him if he is happy working so closely together and he says absolutely. She looks pleased.
Jade and Kyle come in. Kyle is refusing to buy a nail gun, as Jade can't even use a hammer! They order bacon & egg roll from Kate, but don't talk to her. She looks put out. Jade tells Kyle he should be shouting her because she's such an asset. Kyle says it doesn't matter, because they have equal shares. They chat some more and Kyle kisses her. Kate looks on looking upset.
Toadie tells Sonya that Charlotte thinks he's indispensable, and that she likes working with him.
TOADIE: You should have seen her face at the end of the conference call. It was...
SONYA: Like she could kiss you.
TOADIE: Yeah... What? No. What?
Sonya says that it's weird that Charlotte has been paying Toadie such a lot of attention recently. Toadie denies it and tells her she's being paranoid. Sonya says that it's not jealousy because she knows Toadie wouldn't let anything happen. Toadie says there's nothing there. Sonya asks if he's absolutely sure there's nothing from Charlotte. He says yes, slightly doubtfully, adding that Charlotte touched his arm after the conference call. He insists that doesn't have to mean anything though.
Simmons & Colbert
Charlotte brings Toadie a coffee. She asks if he's heard yet [from the client] and he says no, and he might go and call them on the land line. She tells him to not to, as it would make him look as if he's anxious. She asks about a case and moves closer to read his notes, having told two silent extras to leave. Toadie looks uncomfortable. He asks Charlotte if they are "on the same page" about working together. She says she wants to meet outside work to talk to him, to save anyone overhearing. She thinks he'll like what she's going to say. She swiftly changes the subject when Toadie tries to ask more.
Kate is going sorting through a box. She reads a letter praising her flair for teaching and classroom confidence. Then she finds some pictures of the history wall. Flashbacks: to Noah enthusiastic about the wall; her kissing him; Sophie saying she will never understand. Kate closes the box, looking disturbed by the memories.
Kate enters: Priya is already there. Kate thanks her for her offer, but says she can't go back. Priya says it would be a shame to let one mistake stop her from teaching, but Kate says mistakes don't come much bigger. Priya says Kate could have just called and maybe she wants Priya to try to change her mind. Kate repeats that she can't go back. Priya agrees that Kate's mistake was unacceptable but asks if she'll do it again. Kate says absolutely not, so Priya points out she's learnt from it, so she should move on.
Outside No 24
Priya finds a gift bag containing a bottle of champagne. The note reads: "I remembered your favourite. Thanks for trying with Kate. Paul" She frowns, and is obviously about to take it back, when Ajay arrives home. He asks what she's got, and she says it's nothing. Ajay takes a look and finds her favourite champagne. She tells him it's from Paul, who must have found out how she tried to get Kate back to teaching. Ajay asks how he knew Priya's favourite. She just says it's Paul Robinson. Ajay wonders what he wants and Priya says she doesn't care - she's going to tip it out in front of him. Ajay says they should just enjoy it. Otherwise Paul might get back at them somehow. He tells her to send Paul a thank you text - it's just polite and no big deal.
Toadie is pacing and saying he can't believe he didn't see it coming. Sonya says she can't believe [Charlotte's] nerve, because she knows they're together and Sonya is pregnant. Toadie tells Sonya that Charlotte wants to meet later, and that she's probably going to make a move. Sonya gets up and says she's putting an end to it.
SONYA: You are an employee at a firm, not some toy boy.
Toadie tells Sonya she is not to go down to the firm and make a scene as that will make things awkward for him. He has to be professional about this.
Toadie has left and Jade arrives. She says how much she is enjoying Dial- a- Kyle, but then notices that Sonya is stressed. Sonya says that Toadie has also picked up on it, and Charlotte wants to meet up with him. Jade asks if they are sure. Charlotte could have any guy she wanted. Sonya thanks her for the reminder, when she is pregnant and growing. Jade wants to know if she's just being hormonal. Sonya says if she wants proof. Sonya shows her a note:
SONYA: This is what she writes to him: it's a C with an X next to it.
JADE: C is short for Charlotte...
SONYA: ...and X is short for kiss.
Sonya turns on Toadie's computer and Jade is horrified. Sonya says it will prove it.
Ajay and Priya are enjoying the champagne. Ajay points out that Rani won't be home for ages, and they haven't had any time to themselves since they moved in. They start kissing when Priya's phone beeps. Ajay tells her to leave it. Priya says it might be Rani and goes to look. It's from Paul, saying she owes him a drink. She tells Ajay it's the school cleaner, but it can wait till tomorrow. So they continue to take advantage of Rani's absence.
[Clearly somewhere much more private than the boardroom] Toadie walks up to where Charlotte is sitting at a table. Charlotte says that what she has to say, she can't say in the office, and it isn't easy to say. Toadie tries to stall her, as she says she's felt really happy working closely with him.
Jade says Sonya's acting creepy, but Sonya says it's Charlotte who's creepy. Jade says she should back off. Sonya reads a couple of emails where Charlotte says she loves Toadie's work.
While Toadie is getting drinks, Kyle comes to the bar and comments that Charlotte has all the guys eating out of her hand. Toadie looks uncomfortably over at Charlotte.
Sonya continues to read Toadie's emails, and finds a job application form, which she says is to lure him in. Jade points out that it might be a genuine offer and why she's been paying him extra attention. Sonya wonders if she's got it completely wrong. Jade says it's all about a promotion. Sonya is horrified because Toadie is confronting Charlotte, and she dashes out, saying she has to stop him.
Charlotte says that she's sent Toadie an email, so that it's in writing, but Toadie says he doesn't have his laptop. She says she hates keeping things quiet and Toadie says it can't happen. Charlotte points out he doesn't know what she's going to say. Toadie says she's an attractive woman and he'd be mad not to be flattered, but he and Sonya are in a committed relationship. Charlotte is looking horrified at what she is hearing. Before she can answer, Sonya rushes in, and tells Toadie it's a promotion. Toadie looks over at Charlotte, who says that she was moving to a different job and was going to propose Toadie as a replacement. She asks if he really thought she'd be so unprofessional. Toadie tries to explain, but Charlotte leaves saying she doesn't even want to think about it.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Sonya apologises to Toadie, but he says he believed it
- Toadie tells Charlotte it was a misunderstanding, but she says she can't recommend him
- Lou asks Susan to sit for a portrait. Karl and Susan are not impressed with the result.
- Lou tells Lucas to tell Vanessa how he feels