Previously on Neighbours
- Aidan is suspended from the hospital
- Chris is angry that Aidan isn't being honest with him
- Rhys wants to get back together with Vanessa but she rejects him
- Connor organises Toadie's Bucks Night
Callum, Toadie and Connor are all set for Toadie's buck's party. Sonya comes in to say goodbye, she's away for the day. Toadie asks Sonya to stay because with her around Connor is less likely to do any stupid pranks. Sonya says everything will be fine and kisses Toadie goodbye before leaving. Toadie questions Connor on why he's been staring out the window, he'd better not have booked a stripper. Connor is offended that Toadie doesn't trust him. Just then, he gets a phonecall from Ronnie, Toadie's surprise is ready. He and Callum put a blindfold on Toadie and start spinning him around.
Connor and Callum lead Toadie towards his surprise... an inflatable boxing ring. He picks up the giant inflatable gloves and starts boxing with Callum.
Kyle brings Aidan and Chris the Bucks night t- shirts that Connor has made. Chris and Aidan put on the shirts. Chris starts asking about how Aidan is preparing for the hearing. Chris suggests running through some ideas with Aidan but Aidan tells Chris go to Charlie's to get some more drinks. Chris goes but wants to talk more when he gets back.
Chris bumps into Karl while he's getting drinks. Karl has to work but he'll be along to the Bucks party later. Karl asks how Aidan is doing, and suggests Aidan gets in contact with his union rep as they'll have experience with hearings like this. Chris asks Karl to book an appointment for Aidan to speak with them. Karl thinks Chris should check with Aidan first but Chris says to book it and he'll tell Aidan.
Rhys offers Vanessa a deluxe suite at the hospital for when she gives birth. He says it is all booked, and this will make the experience of giving birth easier for her. Vanessa tells him to cancel it. He says there are no strings, he's just a friend doing her a favour, but Vanessa says she doesn't need a favour from him.
It's Kyle vs. Lucas in the ring, while a crowd of people watch. Chris joins Aidan to watch, and tells him about the meeting with the union rep, saying that Karl has booked it for today, in an hour. He would have checked with Aidan but he didn't think Karl would be able to get an appointment that quickly. Aidan unhappily goes to get ready while Chris is blissfully unaware that there's anything wrong.
Aidan tells Karl that he's cancelling the meeting. He's busy, and Chris should have asked him first. Karl asks when he can reschedule, Aidan says he'll check his calendar and get back to him.
As Toadie and Connor are getting drinks, Chris comes in, reeling from a fight with Callum, who apparently is a ruthless fighter. Connor and Toadie get ready for their fight, Connor handing Toadie his boxing gloves before they head outside. Aidan walks in and Chris asks him how the meeting went. Aidan pretends that he went and everything was fine.
Toadie and Connor finish their match, with Toadie winning. Toadie celebrates his victory but hears Connor laughing. Connor tells Toadie to try taking the gloves off, Toadie realises he can't, they've been glued to his hands. Toadie starts panicking about work tomorrow. Connor says it only lasts a few hours, and if he needs to go to the loo then one of the boys will have to help him out. As Connor runs off, Toadie chases after him.
Rhys arrives to visit his mother, bringing her some cupcakes. He tells Elaine about his attempts to get Vanessa back. Elaine is not surprised that neither of them worked.
RHYS: I was trying to be romantic.
ELAINE: You were offering empty gestures Rhys
RHYS: Well I don't know what else to do
ELAINE: She's about to become a mother. When you have a baby on the way, you need support, reassurance, security, not cupcakes! Did she speak to you? What did you say?
RHYS: We should try again, we should be together
ELAINE: Did you tell her that you love her? Oh Rhys!
RHYS: Well it's obvious. Words are easy, it's what you do that counts.
ELAINE: Like booking fancy suites and baking? This girl has another man who is prepared to marry her, to look after her and the baby. What are you offering?
RHYS: What am I supposed to do, propose?
ELAINE: You need to commit. You need to tell her that you love her and that you will always be there. Or you'll risk losing her. It's up to you.
Toadie is annoyed that he can't do anything with these giant gloves on, while Lucas and Connor laugh. Toadie's phone goes off, so Lucas answers it for him. It's Toadie's work and they want him to do a video call in 5 minutes. Toadie panics and yells at Connor and Lucas to pull off his gloves. They all pull on them and struggle to take them off.
Toadie sits at the table wearing a pink shirt and tie over his shoulders, while Lucas and Connor sit behind him with pink shirts, pretending to be his two hands. They gesticulate ridiculously, scratching Toadie's beard, putting thumbs up and flailing their hands around in front of the camera. The lawyer speaking to Toadie asks him to check a file, so they struggle to open the file and wave it around in front of Toadie's face. They end the call, pleased that the lawyer seemed to buy it.
LUCAS: I was really good. My arm was really natural. Yours was a bit over the top.
CONNOR: Come on, my arm was brilliant. It was pure method.
Sonya arrives and sees the gloves. She won't ask what's going on, but Toadie's gloves better be off before dinner. Toadie says he needs to go to the toilet so Lucas runs off. As Toadie tries to get Connor to help, Connor grabs his backpack and says he's off, he'll call Toadie from Lorne. He shouts bye to Sonya and wishes Toadie good luck before he leaves. Toadie then turns to Sonya for help.
Chris gives Aidan a pep talk for his fight with Callum.
AIDAN: He's a child, I can take him.
CHRIS: You don't know what you're dealing with.
CALLUM: Get in here, so I can put you on the ground!
AIDAN: Okay, bit scared now.
CHRIS: No, you'll be alright. Now go, love you!
Aidan gets into the ring and immediately Callum starts clobbering him. While they watch, Chris asks Kyle if everything is okay with the housing situation, and that when Aidan comes over they're not being too couply (fat chance of that Chris). Kyle says it's alright, and they're a good couple. Chris tells Kyle that Aidan's meeting with the union went well and they think he'll be reinstated. They all laugh while watching Callum hitting Aidan
AIDAN: Oh my god! He's so angry!
Rhys returns home and takes out the engagement ring his mum gave him. His mum's words echo through his head.
Aidan is reeling from his fight with Callum and goes to get a burger from the barbecue outside. Karl arrives, and Chris fills him in on what's been happening. Through chatting, Karl informs Chris that Aidan cancelled his meeting with the union rep.
Toadie tells Aidan that he stashed a parcel of prawns in Connor's backpack as revenge. Aidan approaches Chris who is sitting by himself. He tells Aidan he's confused and asks why Aidan lied to him. Aidan apologises but he wanted to sort it out himself. Chris suggests they see Karl now about reorganising the meeting.
AIDAN: Chris, just stop. Seriously, first you freak because I go out and then you want to talk and now you want me to see someone. It's doing my head in.
CHRIS: I'm just trying to help
AIDAN: Well you're smothering me. I don't need you or anyone to sort this out. I can deal with it myself.
CHRIS: Hey, I'm your partner. We're in this together
AIDAN: No, no we're not. This is my problem and I can deal with it. I hate relying on other people.
CHRIS: I'm not other people
AIDAN: Chris, it doesn't matter! I'm going to handle this myself and if you've got a problem with that then too bad!
Aidan walks out.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Chris tells Kyle that Aidan doesn't want his help
- Kyle and Harley challenge each other to cook chicken to see who cooks Christmas dinner
- Paul finds out that Andrew is keeping an eye on the bar via webcam
- Andrew and Paul yell at each other about Andrew being stuck at home.