Previously on Neighbours
- Rani is concerned about her parents' marriage
- Andrew is convinced that Paul won't let him manage Charlie's again
- Tash takes one of Paul's artificial legs to Lassiters reception
- Andrew threatens to leave home
Paul looks at a photo of him and Andrew, then goes over to the sideboard and pulls out an album. Paul looks emotional as he leafs through pictures of a young Andrew. Andrew comes down the stairs, carrying a rucksack. Paul tells him he's made a decision about Charlie's, but he wants Andrew to understand his reasons for being hardline. He's always liked being in control, and as a parent he hasn't coped with seeing his son with this condition. Andrew says it's under control. Paul says if he's sure, he can go back. Andrew hugs him.
Andrew can't believe Tash stole Paul's leg. She replies she was proving a point - and now he's back! Andrew claims it was threatening to leave that swung it. Tash is relieved he didn't go through with it, because they're not taking any more strays at the Kennedys'. He thanks her for helping him get through everything. They look at each other for a moment, then go back to work.
A man walks in, and introduces himself as Nick Mulane from the Good Bar Book. He's come for the review. Tash admits that she didn't tell Andrew because she didn't want him to stress. Andrew thinks this is worth stressing about, as it's their first review and it has to rock.
Ajay has done the shopping. Priya comes in and says she still hasn't found her earrings - gold hoop ones, she tells Rani. After Rani has left, Ajay enthusiastically produces a coconut. Priya looks blank, but then remembers coconut pancakes, which she apaprently used to love as a student. Ajay suggests making pancakes then TITTNL™. Priya says she's got a meeting with Susan. Ajay asks her to postone it. After some hesitation - Susan is doing her a favour - she agrees, telling Susan she's ill.
Andrew tells Nick that they concentrate on entertainment. Nick sees a Right Prescription and scoffs. Andrew points out that they cater to different age groups. Nick asks about the cocktail menu, and isn't very impressed. Andrew says they can make anything.
NICK: I'll have an Old Fashioned.
ANDREW: Coming right up. (To Tash) Can you make an Old Fashioned?
TASH: An Old Fashioned what?
Andrew looks stumped.
Sophie and Rani meet and talk briefly about Sophie's new job. Paul appears and tells Sophie she's late. Rani looks unsettled. The girls agree to meet later.
Paul tells Sophie her supervisor will organise her uniform and get her started. Sophie is not impressed to discover she's going to be a cleaner/housemaid. She wants to know why she can't work on reception. Paul says she has to start from the bottom and work up. Freya, her supervisor, arrives and the two of them leave.
Andrew tells Tash to offer Nick as many drinks as he likes, since that will make the review better. Nick says he's hungry. Tash gets him the menu. He tells her she has an amazing smile and she looks awkward. He apologises, and so she talks through the menu. While he's ordering, he puts his arm around her. She backs away, and goes over to the bar, telling Andrew everything's fine.
Vanessa asks Priya if she was overdue with Rani, as she's a week overdue and it's getting to her. Priya says Rani was on time, but a friend of hers was induced. Vanessa says she's already hassled Karl about that. Susan comes in, surprised to see Priya. She asks how she is. Priya says she's better. Ajay babbles excuses about fresh air, and Priya tells him to wait outside. She tells Susan they wanted to spend some time together. Susan tells Priya she should have said, and asks if Priya has told Ajay. Priya says she doesn't think she ever will, but she's committed to the marriage.
Andrew tells Tash he's expecting four stars. He asks her to take Nick's beer, although she tries to persuade him to take it. Nick asks her to stop and chat. She says she's busy, but he says she's there to keep customers happy. She reluctantly takes a seat. He puts his hand on her thigh and she jumps off the seat, asking if he thinks that was OK. Tash tells Andrew what happened.
NICK: That was an accident.
TASH: Sure it was.
NICK: Who are you going to believe?
ANDREW: I believe my staff.
He asks Nick to leave. Nick wonders if Andrew has thought about the consequences, but Andrew says he has a good idea, and wants him to go.
Andrew finds Tash sitting on her own. He tells her to go home. She says she's fine. She's survived worse sleazebags, but they're not going to get a 4 star review now. Andrew shrugs and says they'll survive, but asks Tash to pretend she's never heard of the Good Bar Guide (previously known as the Good Bar Book), since he threw out the reviewer on his first day back. Tash points out he was helping her, and she's very grateful. She takes his hand, and they lean in for a lingering kiss. Then Tash says she has to collect some glasses.
Andrew is behind the bar and Tash comes in to report a broken glass. Things are very awkward. She decides to go home after all. Andrew calls her back to remind her about her shift. They both look confused.
Ajay is feeding Priya with pancakes.
AJAY: Why did we stop doing this?
Priya says she told Susan the truth, since they were caught red- handed, and she took it well. They reminisce about a time when Priya lied to her principal so she could go to a gig. They agree that they lost their way in the marriage, and she says she doesn't want them to do it again. They kiss and head for the bedroom.
Ajay and Priya are sharing a plateful of something when Priya says she would like some coffee. Ajay goes to make some, but goes off to get something first.
Freya and Sophie are at reception and Paul asks Sophie how her day is going. She says they've done the top floor. He tells her it'll be worth it on payday, and says she'll also share in the tips. Freya tells her there's a way better perk.
Ajay has bought Priya some earrings like the ones she lost.
Freya shows Sophie the lost property cupboard, and says that they can take anything that's not claimed within a month. Sophie picks up a basket of jewellery, which contains Priya's lost earring.
Sophie is looking through the jewellery when Rani arrives. Sophie hasn't found anything she likes, but wonders if Rani might like something. Vanessa comes over to take their order. She picks up and admires Priya's earring. Sophie said she liked it, but thinks it's the only one. She passes it to Rani, who recognises it. She asks if it could have come from the restaurant or the foyer. Sophie says it definitely came from the bedrooms.
Ajay puts the new earrings in Priya's ears and they kiss.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Callum turns up at the Year 9 social in fancy dress
- Kyle invites Georgia to the No 26 House Bash
- Rani decides not to go to the social and to spend the time with Harley, while Priya wonders where she's got to.