Previously on Neighbours
- Harley asks Kate if she has a sense of humour
- Carmel tells Kate she's happy to fill in for Susan
- Aidan fakes Andrew's results, Andrew blackmails him, and Karls tells him it's against hospital rules
- Rhys tells Chris that Aidan has been suspended
Tash, Summer and Chris come in. Chris is on the phone, checking if Aidan is at home. Summer and Tash discuss their concerns, since they've been looking all night. Chris rings off and says Aidan's neighbours haven't seen him. Tash says he's probably gone home with someone he's just met, and it's too early to panic. She suggests breakfast. Chris refuses, and goes to work - on his day off.
Carmel asks Susan what she's ordering. Susan wants pancakes, but Carmel tells her that her sugar intake is too high and she eats to much junk food. Susan denies it:
CARMEL: What about last night - that double choc top you hoovered down?
Susan says it was a treat at the cinema, and Carmel had "hoovered" two portions of Karl's Eggs Benedict. Carmel says it was nutritious! She decides on muesli and a skinny flat white. Susan orders the same for herself (frustrated because she can't have her usual). Karl comes in and Susan begs him to join them, as Carmel is driving her bonkers, and picking on her like she used to.
KARL: Poor Susie!
Karl and Vanessa suggest that Susan should try a class at the community centre. Susan is doubtful, but decides she has nothing to lose.
Outside the school
Kate is herding out a group of pupils who have been on detention. She reminds them there's a talk on Responsible Partying tomorrow. Harley says it's boring: don't drink, don't do drugs, don't touch girls. Kate says the deal is no talk, no party. Anyway, partying responsibly doesn't mean not having fun. Harley is dubious.
HARLEY: What do you do at the weekend? Do you read books? Do you go to the library? Do you knit socks?
Kate says that she's spending the weekend organising them a social. Harley looks suitably grateful. Not.
Community Centre (outside)
Susan comes out with some leaflets. She suggests to Carmel that they could go bushwalking. Carmel recalls her last experience when she "got bitten on the boob by a jump ant". Susan says it's educational, but Carmel doesn't want educational, which rules out a historic house and a visit to a fossil exhibition.
CARMEL: You're the fossil.
SUSAN: Excuse me?
CARMEL: This is stuff you do when you're a grandma.
SUSAN: We *are* grandmas.
CARMEL: But we're not old.
Susan finally says she has an idea which will satisfy Carmel's wish to be young, free and a little bit naughty. Carmel is intrigued.
Georgia calls Aidan and gets his voicemail. Kate arrives and is thrilled to see how the shed has been decorated. She sees that Georgia is upset, and Georgia tells her that Aidan has been suspended and she was the one who dobbed him in. Kate says that he may be angry now, but he will get over it - he's a good guy. Kate invites her for coffee, but then they decide to have a day at the pub with friends instead.
Chris checks his messages, but there aren't any. Lucas tells him to go home, but Chris wants to keep busy. Lucas says he can understand why Aidan would want to be alone. Chris just wants to know he's OK. A taxi draws up, and Aidan and a couple of random people get out, enthusiastically chatting about their night out.
Aidan tells Chris he left his phone at home. An angry Chris says he thought they were being honest. Aidan apologises and says he's fine now he's blown off some steam. He goes to order some food.
Carmel is puzzled by the high heels / tracksuit trousers combo. Susan opens a door and they see a woman demonstrating some impressive pole- dance manoevres. Susan introduces Carmel, who can't wait to get started. Susan tells her she has to limber up, but too late, as there's a crash...
Susan can't stop laughing, while Carmel says she's in agony. They meet Rhys. Carmel tells him she's injured her knee, and confesses she did it while pole- dancing. Rhys smirks, and Susan swears him to secrecy. Rhys calls for a wheelchair and walks off. Still laughing, Susan remarks that they should have gone bushwalking.
CARMEL: If I have to go down, I'm going down pole- dancing!
Susan says she'll put it on her gravestone. They both laugh, and Susan is pleased they agree. Karl arrives, puzzled because Rhys said there was a confidential matter. Susan promises to tell him inside.
Aidan is amazed to hear that Chris hadn't eaten the previous evening. He takes his hand and tells him everything's fine. Chris goes to pay and Rhys comes over. Chris tells him and Aidan went clubbing but he's OK now. Rhys doubts he is and tells Chris to watch him.
Kyle is asking Georgia and Kate whether they'd rather see Lou or Karl naked (much to their disgust!) when Aidan and Chris enter. Chris wants to go home and get some sleep, but Aidan wants just one drink. Georgia watches Aidan and decides she has to talk to him. She apologises, saying she didn't expect things to go the way they did. Chris scowls. Aidan says it's OK. Georgia is impressed and says she'd be devastated. Aidan shrugs and says he has to move. Georgia asks them to join her and Kyle and Kate. Aidan accepts, but Chris tells Aidan they should leave, asking how Georgia was involved. Aidan just wants some fun.
Karl is sorting out Carmel's knee, saying he's blushing at the thought of them doing something so unwholesome as pole- dancing. He says she should be able to walk tomorrow. He goes off to get her a biscuit. Susan says that maybe she should stay, now they're getting along. Carmel says she'll think about it.
Kate, Kyle and Georgia are laughing at Aidan's stories, while Chris watches. He tells them they are too noisy, so they decide to move on. Georgia, Kate and Aidan sing as they leave with Chris watching disapprovingly. Kate invites Rhys along, but he declines. He tells her to have fun, but not to do any pole- dancing! Kate says they won't, but Aidan decides to swing around a convenient lamppost. Chris and Rhys exchange a glance. Kate has a go. The camera, sorry, I mean Kate tips upside- down as Harley walks past. "Respect Miss," he says. Chris again tells Aidan they need to sleep, but he says he's going out.
Carmel tells Karl that Susan suggested she stay longer. She asks for his advice. He says if she stays, she can come to his gig. She says that's an incentive. Susan comes in and Carmel tells her she's talking to Karl about sticking around. Karl says she should do what makes her happy. Carmel says she's decided to stay. Susan's pleased and hugs her, while Carmel eyes Karl.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Tash and Summer watch as Carmel flirts with Karl
- Connor is planning something for Toadie
- Ajay tells Rani that things are fine with him and Priya
- Ajay asks Rani if something's happened between her and Priya, and Rani begins to say she saw...