Previously on Neighbours
- Tash freaks out when she meets Ed's friend Toni because she and Ed have so much history
- Tash tells Andrew off for buying Charlie's with his dirty money
- Aidan encourages Andrew to tell his dad so he can get medication
- Andrew heads to the hospital but bumps into Paul.
Andrew returns home with Paul. Kate asks why he isn't heading out with his mates. Andrew looks a bit spaced out, and explains that he wasn't feeling right so he didn't go to see his mates, deciding to pick up Sophie's stuff instead – it's all a bit expositiony, just explaining what happened in the last episode.
Aidan arrives at the hospital, greeting the nurse on duty. While it's Aidan's night off, he wanted to check up on how Andrew's clinical trial went, but he never made it to the appointment. Aidan worries that Andrew's symptoms are getting worse, and if he's had an attack he could be lying somewhere unconscious. Aidan rings Andrew.
Andrew gets a phone call while he's speaking to Kate and Paul, he pretends it's the mate he stood up, wanting to try and drag him out again. Paul tells Andrew to hang up, so he does and heads up to bed. As Andrew heads up the stairs, he halts a second, while he struggles to focus, his vision getting all blurry before it settles again.
Aidan says Andrew probably has his phone off and asks the nurse to let him know if he turns up.
Susan is at work early doing budget projections, as Summer approaches. She says Andrew's organising a gig at Charlie's tonight, Ian Moss is performing, and Susan was a huge fan of his. She suggests Susan goes and covers it for the paper.
Andrew and Paul are discussing business when Aidan enters. After Paul leaves, Aidan questions Andrew why he didn't show up and insists he reschedule the appointment. Andrew says he can't sneak away to the hospital (it's not like he's an adult or anything) and his dad is relying on him for the gig tonight. Aidan says stress will just aggravate his symptoms. Andrew says he doesn't need Aidan's help.
Ed is learning mandarin because he finds tonal languages fascinating and it's a great workout for the brain (he uses a lot of geek speak.) Ed asks Tash for a coffee, she agrees at first but then sees a group of students sitting on the other side of the grounds. She lies that she has to go grab some books and suggests Ed heads to his mandarin class. When Ed leaves, she sneaks over to the group of students. Ed realises he's still holding Tash's jacket, so he goes back after her, finding her grabbing a coffee with the other students.
Ed angrily walks over to Tash, confronting her about why she lied, thinking she's embarrassed to be seen with him. She's not - she's embarrassed to be seen with them. They're organising the uni ball, she's on the social committee.
TASH: You already think I'm stupid and shallow. I didn't want to give you another reminder.
ED: Tash, I don't think you're stupid.
(Nice one Ed.) She feels intimidated because all of Ed's friends are really smart. Ed thinks it's fine that she's organising the ball, Tash is pleased and hopes that he'll come. He doesn't think it's his thing, but after she encourages him, he agrees. She takes him to meet the others as he wants them to meet her extremely cute boyfriend.
Paul catches Andrew hard at work. He tells him he should have had a good night sleep - he'll need to pace himself as he'll be here until 2 in the morning (Paul did see Andrew earlier in the day though, don't know why he's bringing this up now, probably just to give him something to say.) Tash and Ed arrive, Tash wondering how she'll manage to sell all those tickets for the ball. Ed charms Tash by telling her she's beautiful in Mandarin, he asked his lecturer what the translation was especially for her, aww.
Andrew asks Tash to come in a few hours earlier. Tash says she can't come in for her shift tonight, she has uni commitments. Andrew says this is a busy night and he needs her on staff, but Tash refuses, telling him to call someone else, and snaps back at him when he says he can't do it. Andrew caves in, and tells Tash its fine. Paul meanwhile has heard everything. Tash and Ed leave, and Paul tells Andrew off for letting Tash walk all over him. Andrew should never show any weakness to an employee.
Aidan is pleased to see Andrew, thinking he's changed his mind about medication and looks to see if he can make an appointment for him tonight. Andrew has done a bit of research online and thinks he knows which medication to take. Aidan says everyone is different and he'd need to do a clinical trial to find out which medication is best. Andrew says he needs something to get him through tonight, and asks Aidan to write him a prescription. Aidan refuses.
Andrew returns home and uses ‘The Search Engine' to buy medication online for same day delivery.
Susan and Summer arrive for some food, Susan complaining about how busy she is. Tash arrives.
TASH: Just the person that I have been looking for. How would you like to come to the event of the year?
SUMMER: I'm sorry to tell you this Tash, but the Olympics are already over.
Tash asks Summer how many tickets she wants for the uni ball, but she doesn't want to go because she won't know anyone. Summer apologises to Tash and leaves to join Susan who is ordering food. Susan is humming an Ian Moss song, so Summer encourages Susan to go to the gig tonight. Susan says she doesn't have time. She thought when she split with Karl that she'd have more time to explore who she is, but all she's explored is working at the paper. Summer tells her she can make more time for herself if she wants. She is the editor after all.
Susan approaches a random Erinsborough News extra to say she won't have the budget projections in today because she has a concert to get to (which in Neighbours world is apparently fine because random Erinsborough News extra says she just needs them by the end of the week.)
Susan decides to make an announcement and all the eager extras smile and just look pleased to be there. Susan announces she's hiring a deputy editor to oversee the day to day running of the paper. She'll still get the final say, but it will give her a bit of extra time and says she'll be interviewing all week for the new position. All the eager little extras joyfully return to work, while Summer says well done to Susan, who's very pleased to be getting her life back!
Aidan catches Andrew getting a delivery of medication. Andrew quickly hides the pills and puts the package in the bin. When Aidan questions him, Andrew denies that anything's going on. Andrew goes to the back of the bar, turns his back to Aidan and takes one of the pills.
Ed greets Tash as she seems to be using the old ‘approaching random people in the park' method of selling tickets, instead of say using facebook like you might expect from modern day Neighbours. Tash hasn't sold many tickets, but did manage to sell some to her old performing arts class. Ed hasn't sold any, he tried to sell it to the LARPing crowd, but Marty (who everyone follows) has recently broken up with his girlfriend and didn't want to go, so none of the others wanted to either. So unless Marty gets a new girlfriend, Marty won't go to the ball, and neither will Ed's friends. Tash sets out to find Marty a date.
Tash tells Summer that she's found someone who wants to take her to the uni ball.
TASH: Well his name's Marty. And he's a friend of Ed's
SUMMER: Right, so he's a nerd
TASH: Talk about judgemental. And people say that I'm superficial
SUMMER: Alright, then how would you describe this guy then?
TASH: He's really passionate about issues, loves a good debate, gets right into it. And he's really committed to researching and developing new technologies. He wants to change the world and make it a better place.
Summer thinks the guy does sound interesting but she's got to concentrate on her work, especially since she'll be getting a new boss soon. Tash threatens to keep talking to her all afternoon until she agrees to be Marty's date. Summer agrees.
After Aidan finishes his lunch, he asks Andrew about the pills he bought online. Andrew pretends he doesn't know what Aidan's talking about, but Aidan shows him the receipts that he fetched from the bin. He reminds Andrew of the risks he's taking - he doesn't know what's in those drugs, if they're right for his type of epilepsy. Andrew did research online but Aidan points that they won't have the same brain chemistry, height and weight as him. He also needs to know how many to take and when. Andrew asks Aidan to help him out by letting him know how many he should take. Aidan refuses to help him, so Andrew says he'll take keep taking them, with or without Aidan's help.
Aidan tells Andrew not to take any more pills until tomorrow morning, so they can see the side effects, and asks to call him if he feels weird in any way. Paul arrives. Andrew tells him that he called Tash and told her if she wants to keep her job she should come into work tonight. He tells his dad about all of the organisation he's done (such as getting a free new sofa for the place). He wants the business to work and will do anything to make it happen. Paul is very pleased. Andrew invites Paul to come to the gig tonight, because he'll have everything under control.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Karl sees Andrew looking unwell, and asks if he's spoken to Paul about his condition
- Chris tells Lucas he has a family lawyer helping him out for Paul's lawsuit, but Lucas is worried he won't be a match for Paul's lawyers.
- Paul tells Chris's lawyer to get a new client, as Chris is a lost cause.