Previously on Neighbours
- Fed up of pining over Susan, Karl tells Ajay he needs to move on and find someone else
- Tash learns about Andrew's epilepsy
- Summer and Bradley get intimate at the newspaper offices, but set the alarm off
Susan arrives, and sees Bradley talking to a security guard who's responded to the alarm. Bradley explains he put the wrong code in, and tells Susan he's bribed the guard into not charging the call- out fee with a crate of beer! He lies to Susan, telling her he's come in to finish a story off; Susan's sceptical, but doesn't have any evidence that he's not telling the truth. Reluctantly, she leaves him to carry on writing. When she's gone, Summer sneaks out from behind one of the desks, and they carry on where they left off!
Karl slams his laptop shut quickly when Tash comes out of her bedroom. Tash comments that she didn't hear Summer come home last night, but Karl says she must be as her bag's here. Karl's concerned that Tash is late for work, but she doesn't seem worried; and Karl is surprised given how tetchy things are between her and Andrew. Tash simply says that they have an ‘understanding', and demands to know what Karl was so keen to hide on his laptop! He's forced to admit he's joined an online dating website. Tash is thrilled and wants to see his profile, but Karl refuses. Tash says if he isn't getting more hits on his page by lunchtime, he needs to call her!
Summer runs into Bradley and invites him to join her for breakfast, because she's ‘pretty hungry after last night'. Bradley's got to go to the office though; Susan wants to see the article he claimed he was writing, so now he needs to produce one – but he's got some nearly- finished pieces already. Bradley says Summer should come with him, as they'll have the office to themselves again – but Summer doesn't want to push her luck and risk Susan catching them again. They agree to catch up later.
Having come in late, Tash is fiddling with her phone at Charlie's, and Andrew wants her to get back to work.
ANDREW: Come on Tash, you know I'm under pressure.
TASH: Oh, imagine the pressure you'd be under if I exposed your little secret. Secrets, to be exact. And if you want me to keep on keeping them you need to cut me some slack.
Summer comes in.
TASH: There you are, you dirty little stop- out!
Ignoring what Andrew's just said, she sits down at a table with Summer and sets about extracting all the gory details about what she and Bradley got up to the night before. Andrew interrupts them and again tries to get Tash to do some work. Summer then starts laying into Andrew as well, saying he's lucky any of them are talking to him. Tash stops Summer and Andrew slinks off; Tash claims she'll have to deal with him sulking for the rest of the day and doesn't want to make it any worse.
Karl comes in, and asks Susan how she got on with the alarm incident last night. Susan explains she suspects Summer was there with him, pointing out that she hasn't yet received the article he promised he'd email her. When she wants to know how Summer was this morning, Karl says he's not comfortable getting involved, and says Susan needs to let it go: they're both consenting adults.
SUSAN: No matter what happened last night, there's something about Bradley that just doesn't feel right. Any man who goes after a girl half his age has got to have some serious issues.
KARL: Well maybe they have a genuine connection, despite the age.
SUSAN: Oh, of course. How could I forget? You two have so much in common!
KARL: Oh, Susan!
SUSAN: Well you're very quick to defend him.
KARL: I just believe in giving people the benefit of the doubt.
Susan receives an email – it's Bradley's story. Susan concedes that he may be telling the truth after all, but is still worried about Summer. Karl repeats that she needs to let it go, if she doesn't want to drive Summer away.
Susan arrives in the offices to print off a copy of Bradley's article, and finds him there – he offers to print it out for her. He asks what she's up to this weekend, and she mentions she's driving out into the country to visit Libby and Ben. He leaves, telling her to enjoy reading his article. But as Susan bends down to put more paper in the printer, she's shocked to notice Summer's belt lying under the desk.
Later, Susan's in her office – she's called Bradley back in to talk to her, and shows him the belt, which proves Summer came back to the office last night. Bradley is forced to admit Summer was with him, and he apologises, but says they didn't do anything really wrong. Susan says it was highly unprofessional – to say nothing of his repeated lies to Susan since. He tells her it was a one- off mistake and that it won't happen again. She says she hopes not, and he leaves.
Tash has come in to buy milk and finds Karl on his laptop, working on his dating profile. She's quick to offer a critique – complaining for a start that he's using his hospital picture, which ‘screams boring old man'! She opines that his profile reads like a CV and that he needs to be more alluring. Karl doesn't want to talk himself up, but Tash manages to convince him to let her take over – she grabs the laptop and says she'll text him when she's done!
Sonya is busily filling in Toadie and Georgia on Lucas's private life, when Tash comes in.
GEORGIA: But if he and Vanessa are having a baby together already, I don't see what the big deal is?
SONYA: Well I just don't want to see him get hurt.
TOADIE: Why are you so sure that's gonna happen? I mean, Lucas is a big boy. He can look after himself.
SONYA: Pretending to be in a relationship is never a good idea, or have you forgotten about that Jarrod?
TASH: Quick question. If you guys were going to sell Karl like a product, how would you describe him?
Tash explains she's been tasked with sprucing up his dating profile and needs some advice. Georgia thinks Karl is much friendlier than other doctors. Andrew comes over to harangue Tash again, but when he learns she's writing Karl's profile, he decides to join in!
ANDREW: How about, ‘likes to play music for the love of it, with mellow tunes a speciality.'
This seems to impress everyone, and Tash tells Andrew to pull up a chair.
Karl arrives home. He asks about Bradley briefly, but Summer quickly fobs him off. Receiving a text from Tash saying she's updated his profile, Karl asks if he can borrow Summer's computer to look at it. Tash has uploaded a photo of Karl posing with his guitar, with the caption: ‘Musical medico seeks his muse'! As he reads on, the rest of the profile is even more embarrassing. Annoyed, Karl rushes off to find Tash and get her to change it back.
Meanwhile, Bradley turns up, with Summer's belt. He explains that Susan knows they were both at the office last night, but says he's taken the brunt of her anger so Summer shouldn't get any hassle. Summer's sure Susan won't let it go that easily.
When Karl arrives, he's horrified to find Toadie, Sonya and Georgia all talking about his dating profile! Tash admits she was asking them for advice.
GEORGIA: Your profile looks awesome! I mean, if I didn't actually know you, and you weren't, like, old, I would totally go out with you!
Furious, Karl asks Tash for a word in private.
TASH: What's the problem?
KARL: You are the problem! Workshopping my profile with every Tom, Dick and… Toadie!
TASH: It's only them!
ANDREW: Hey Karl. Love the profile – it'll be a big hit with the ladies.
TASH: And Andrew.
KARL: So are you responsible for these gross exaggerations?
KARL: You made me sound like some sort of zen guitar rock- star miracle healer!
TASH: You are, Karl!
KARL: I am not!
TASH: Well you'd better be. Because the women are lining up.
She explains he's already had fourteen hits – and that the group has already narrowed it down to a woman called Olivia, a ‘creative professional'. Tash shows Karl Olivia's profile, and he really likes the sound of her – but says he can't live up to the profile Tash has written. Tash assures him he can – once he's been to the gym and got a new outfit.
TASH: Pity we can't do anything about the hair.
Summer heads into Susan's office, with trepidation. Susan apologises for dragging her in at the weekend – but Summer says Bradley's told her what has happened. Summer says it was all her idea; they used her security pass, so if Susan wants to blame someone it should be her.
SUSAN: Be careful. And I'm not saying that as your employer; I'm saying that as someone who cares about you.
SUMMER: I am careful.
SUSAN: I mean your heart.
Summer thanks Susan for her concern; she's sorry for what happened but she knows what she's doing with Bradley.
Andrew is on the phone to Paul, who's still giving him a hard time, by the sound of things. He's doing some work on the accounts; Tash overhears and, seeing Andrew's struggling, offers to assist with her maths skills.
ANDREW: Your shift finishes in five minutes.
ANDREW: This is not a five- minute job.
TASH: Well, I do owe you time for coming in late this morning… And you were pretty good with your ideas for Karl's profile. ‘Musical medico' was inspired.
ANDREW: What do you want?
ANDREW: Why are you being nice to me all of a sudden, Tash? What do you want?
TASH: Andrew, you should really run a course in self- sabotage. I'm trying to help you because I know Paul's on your case, and I know that you're exhausted. But hey, if you don't want help just say. My sympathy meter runs out pretty quickly.
ANDREW: Thank you.
He passes her the paperwork and looks at her, surprised.
Summer tells Bradley about the awkward meeting she just had with Susan. Bradley tells her not to worry.
BRADLEY: I've had plenty of spats with editors, okay? And as long as you turn up and get your work done on time, it always blows over. And if it doesn't, and all else fails – you lie!
Unbeknown to Bradley, Susan is nearby, listening to their conversation – she's shocked at what she hears. Bradley and Susan head off to Chinatown to get some dumplings; Bradley notices Susan as they leave and she raises a stern eyebrow at him.
Unhappy with the situation, Susan calls Bradley's previous employer to re- check his reference. But she's surprised to be told that the person Bradley had listed on his CV as the editor at his previous employer, actually isn't. When she's put through to the real editor, she's shocked to learn that Bradley was fired from his last job. She asks why – and doesn't appear to like the answer!
Monday on Neighbours
- Susan has learned Bradley was having an affair with his boss's daughter
- She considers sacking Bradley, but Karl warns her Summer might never forgive her
- Priya is sneaking out to meet Paul again
- Karl goes on a date with Olivia; Tash turns up in the middle of it and pretends to be a fan!