Previously on Neighbours
- Tash tells Ed she's on the social committee and is organising the uni ball.
- Ed agrees to come to the ball with Tash
- Callum tells Harley that Rani is his girlfriend
- Paul and Priya almost kiss, she tells him to leave.
Callum, Rani and Harley admire a strip of photos of the three of them that they had taken earlier. Callum is about to head home and checks to see if they will walk with him, but Harley says he's staying out and Rani can't leave yet as her dad is coming to pick her up. Callum decides to stay a bit longer too. Toadie arrives insisting he takes Callum home. While Harley goes to get food, Rani takes the photo strip and folds it over, cropping Callum out of the photo so it just looks like her and Harley together.
Toadie asks Callum how the movie was, but Callum can't remember any details about the film. He says that it was the best night ever, but not because of the movie.
Harley and Rani walk across the bridge. Rani says that she told her dad not to worry about picking her up. Harley works out that her dad was never going to pick her up, she just wanted more time with him. Harley says if she wants to lie she has to really try and sell it. She practices lying to him, by telling him that she really doesn't like him. Harley takes Rani's hand, says he didn't buy her lie and then they kiss. He asks her if the kiss was okay, because if it wasn't he could go again, she smiles and they kiss again.
Callum is rejoicing about how well the night went, how Rani laughed at all his jokes, and their hands touched while they went for the popcorn. Toadie is really pleased for him. They toast to Callum's ‘mad skills.'
Ajay and Priya leave the house, agreeing to meet for breakfast this morning. As Ajay leaves to tell Toadie they won't car pull today, Priya sees Paul and Andrew leaving Number 22. Paul asks to speak to her for a minute. She tells Paul she made herself clear with the text message, but Paul says that sometimes with texts you have to read between the lines. He firmly places his hand on her shoulder. She panics, but he says that he'll tell her when Ajay's coming back.
PRIYA: I am not this person
PAUL: Not yet
PRIYA: I meant what I said. This is over. Don't contact me again.
PAUL: It might be a bit difficult. We have a meeting this morning.
Paul has called a last minute PTA meetings without the consent of the school principal (he has unlimited power, don't you know.) As Ajay returns, Priya marches away from Paul, towards the car. Paul explains to Ajay that they were just organising a meeting. Ajay and Priya leave to get some breakfast.
Rani is daydreaming when Callum arrives, commenting about how good last night was. Callum offers to get Rani a drink.
Kyle escorts Harley into Harold's, making sure that Harley walks to school with Callum and Rani. When Kyle leaves, Harley explains that Kyle thinks he's hanging around with a bad crowd. Harley and Rani chat about how good the kiss was last night, and how they'd like to do it again sometime, maybe even being boyfriend and girlfriend. Harley asks that they keep it quiet for now, they don't want to jinx anything, and Rani agrees. Callum returns with drinks and asks what he missed.
Ajay wonders why Priya is being quiet, if she's angry that he stood her up last night. She says she's fine and is just busy thinking about her day. When Ajay starts talking about Paul being the prince of darkness, and how he likes to cause chaos to other people, Priya has flashbacks to her moment of closeness with Paul last night. Priya decides to talk about something else and asks Ajay about his day. As Ajay describes the case he's working on just now, Priya doesn't listen to Ajay and thinks about what Paul said to her earlier. She nods along to Ajay, still having flashbacks to Paul. Priya realises she had an early meeting and leaves.
Paul is waiting at the school entrance as Priya arrives late for the meeting. Paul tells her she wants this as much as he does, and that for the first time in as long as she can remember, the adrenaline is pumping.
PRIYA: You're wrong. I'm not the kind of person who cheats on their partner.
PAUL: You're so unhappy. I can see that in your eyes. You don't want safe, you want excitement, romance and secrets. I can give you that.
PRIYA: I don't even like you
PAUL: Then why are you standing so close?
Priya says she's cancelling the meeting, and tells Paul that nothing is ever going to happen so he should back off. He says it's only a matter of time and leaves.
Priya heads up the stairs, in a daze after what happened, Callum passing her asking if she's seen Rani, but she hasn't. At the top of the stairs, she catches Rani and Harley kissing. Priya pushes Harley off Rani. She tells Harley to leave her daughter alone. Callum runs up the stairs and sees Priya laying into Rani.
PRIYA: I expected better from you, kissing a boy like him.
HARLEY: What is that supposed to mean?
PRIYA: Do you know how this looks? Cheap! How is anyone supposed to respect you now?
HARLEY: Hey, I respect her.
PRIYA: Harley that is enough.
RANI: It was only...
PRIYA: Don't even think about speaking back to me. You get to class, and you, you wait til your father hears about this.
Priya escorts Rani away, while a shocked and heartbroken Callum looks on. Harley walks past Callum, saying sorry as he leaves.
Tash spins in her dress for the uni ball, showing it off to Ed.
TASH: I know, there are no words. But you're welcome to find some.
ED: You look amazing. Seriously incredible
TASH: Really? Princess Leia in a gold bikini kind of incredible?
TASH: (To Summer) I'm learning his lingo. You don't think this is too much for a university ball?
SUMMER: Is there such a thing as too much for you, Tash?
They note that the dress looks expensive. Tash shows off the price, which make them wonder if she can afford it. Tash says her dad sent her money as he's on a guilt trip. She encourages Ed to buy himself a nice suit so that they would be the hottest couple at the ball. She tells Ed to go window shopping.
Callum looks through his mobile phone, scrolling through and deleting photos of him with Rani. Rani arrives and starts moaning about how embarrassing her mum was. Callum suggests she talk to Harley about it instead of him. She wonders if he's angry because she didn't tell him. She tells him that they kissed last night after the movies and didn't tell anyone because they didn't want to jinx it. She asks him to go back to school with her, but he declines and walks towards Harold's.
Ed returns having bought a suit that he loves. He pulls out a 70s style blue suit with a frilly shirt. Tash stares at it in horror.
ED: Yeah, whimsical, that's what I love about it. It's like clothing with a sense of irony. So, what do you think?
TASH: There are no words
ED: I know, no one at the ball is going to have a suit like this.
Kyle and Harley are having lunch. Harley wonders why Kyle is looking at him suspiciously.
KYLE: If I ask you how your day was, and you say ‘no big deal' it probably means you blew up the art room.
HARLEY: No way, I'd take out Home Ec first.
Priya arrives wanting a word with Harley. Kyle wonders what Harley has done. Priya tells Harley to stay away from Rani, and explains to Kyle that he was caught kissing Rani. Kyle doesn't think there's any problem with that. He says that Harley's just being a teenager, and Priya should let Rani be one too. Priya walks off and bumps into Paul. She tells him to stay away from her and storms out.
Toadie asks Callum why he's in a sulk. He tells him that Rani is with Harley, and he feels bad for stuffing this up. He thinks Harley is much cooler than him, he dresses better and is more handsome. Toadie says anyone can act and dress the way Harley does, but if Callum did that he wouldn't be him. Callum thinks that's the problem, and after having a brainwave, he heads off to his room.
Ed models his suit for Tash and Summer.
ED: It looks even snazzier with the shirt.
TASH: Don't say snazzy.
Tash, unconvincingly, says it looks great. Ed goes to the bedroom to change out of it. Summer is impressed with Tash because she thought she would hate it, but Tash does. She doesn't want to have to walk around with Ed dressed like that all night. Tash decides she needs to give Ed some different styling options and push him in the right direction. Summer thinks it sounds like a makeover, but Tash says it won't be, because the changes will be so subtle that Ed won't even know what's happening.
Ajay returns home to find Rani sulking watching TV. Rani eventually tells Ajay that she kissed Harley and Priya went nuts, calling her cheap. Ajay is shocked that Priya said that.
Toadie is collecting pizza when Callum arrives wearing a leather jacket. He puts on the act of a moody teenager and sits with Harley, suggesting that they grab Rani and go to the train station, to hang. As they leave, Callum ignores Toadie when he asks about dinner.
Priya returns home and kisses Ajay. He tells her she was harsh when she called Rani cheap. He asks if there's something up, if she's stressed with work. Priya says she's stressed that Ajay doesn't think this is a problem. Ajay leaves the room, while an upset Priya takes her phone and writes a text to Paul, saying ‘Alright, we'll meet.' She soon deletes the text and throws her phone against the fridge, crying.