This week on Neighbours
- Alex trying to relax Toadie.
- Sonya insisting on a home birth.
- Lucas trying to reunite Francesca and Vanessa.
- Rhys proposing.
Previously on Neighbours
- Tash/Andrew kissing.
- Rani discovering the texts between her mum/Paul.
- Priya discovering that her missing earring was found at Lassiters.
- Rani kissing Harley then deciding to go to the party in Frankston.
- Priya trying to get hold of Rani.
Men's shed – Year 9 Social
The place is finally starting to look like a party unlike the dour atmosphere in the last episode! Priya is frantic though that she still can't get hold of Rani and quizzes Callum/Sophie until she finds out from him about the party in Frankston. Mum is not amused and demands they tell her if Rani contacts them immediately.
Priya comes in wanting info about the party in Frankston. It's news to Kyle and he's unamused with his cousin especially when he cancels his call! Chris tries to think logically as to how they would get to Frankston and Kyle rush out trying to get there before they do while Priya heads home to let Ajay know.
“Rani's missing,” Priya rushes in to tell Ajay and now he's worried and rushes off to Frankston, with instructions for Priya to keep checking locally.
Rani ignores a call from her mum while the pair of the wait for their lift although this now freaks her out when Harley hints that the driver hasn't quite got his license!
HARLEY: Don't worry, you're safe with me.
Things are still awkward between Tash and Andrew following their kiss, probably because they seem to be bumping into each other every few seconds!
The promised lift hasn't materialised yet and just as they are contemplating taking the train, the lift appears… but so does Ajay! The mate takes off and Ajay goes ape with Harley. Harley does a runner rather than get into Ajay's car and he asks his daughter some important questions!
AJAY: That's the kind of boy you want?! Eh! You're not ready for this sweetie.
RANI: How would you know?
AJAY: Because you are only fifteen. I love you sweetie.
He then tells her that Priya is out looking for her too, which causes Rani to say that she doesn't care about her… “and she doesn't care about you either.” She point blankly refuses to get into the car, nor to have anything to do with her mum.
RANI: She's a liar who's been cheating on you.
AJAY: You're making it worse for yourself, do you understand.
RANI: It's true!
Ajay thinks she is lying and in frustration, so she blurts out that Priya's been cheating on him with Paul Robinson!
Ajay still doesn't believe Rani and orders her to her room when they get home – he thinks she's saying these things to get off the hook for what she did with Harley.
After calling Priya, Ajay calls Kyle to let him know the kids have been found just as Harley nonchalantly walks into #26. Kyle is unamused especially at Harley's attitude.
KYLE: You just don't get it! The amount of second chances I've given you. I'm serious Harley.
HARLEY: (smirking) You never used to be.
KYLE: What's that supposed to mean?
HARLEY: Look, stop making you're Mr Perfect, you and Honger use to get up to all kinds of stuff so where do you get off at having a go at me?!
KYLE: I'm the one who's looking after you.
HARLEY: That's working out real well.
Harley then walks off to his room ignoring Kyle yelling for him to return.
Kyle is cooling down over a beer at Charlie's. He unloads on Kate when she comes in for a much needed drink too after the social. “How do you get it right?” he asks after admitting he's failed and she reminds him about her and Sophie's relationship and suggests that perhaps he needs to take a step back, like she did, and let some other family member try.
Cal leaves a voicemail for Rani but doesn't seem to leave the one he wanted, instead choosing to tell her about the social being great and that Sophie is worried about her too. Just as he's finishing the call, Harley barges into the house and has a go at Cal for dobbing him in.
HARLEY: You broke the bro code.
CALLUM: You broke it first!
The pair then squabble over Rani before Harley shouts out that he should, “deal with it,” because Rani picked him, before then taunting Cal that Rani *was up for anything* (if you read between the lines). It's worked, as Cal is riled up and his reply is that Harley only cares about himself.
CALLUM: You come round here and act like you own the joint and that you're so tough and yet you can't even sneak out to a single party without getting caught. You're the loser. Rani's dads never going to let her see you again, her mum's probably going to kick you out of school and I can't wait for Kyle to get rid of you as well.
HARLEY: I'm not going anywhere.
CALLUM: Keep telling yourself that mate.
He then suggests that Harley leaves before his parents come home otherwise it could be embarrassing getting caught twice in one evening!
Priya rushes into the house looking for Rani. Ajay says she's in her room and that she won't like what she's saying about her either!
AJAY: She's accusing you of having an affair with Paul Robinson. She's saying she saw the two of you kissing.
Priya is just about to spill her guts when he then says that he can't believe the stories Rani is making up to take the heat off her over what happened with Harley, indeed accusing Harley of being the one who suggested it!
AJAY: It's insane!
PRIYA: It was!
Priya wants to go chat with her daughter to see where this allegation is coming from but Ajay knows the source – Harley! “She was never like this before he came along,” he cries!
Kyle has obviously acted on Kate's advice and called in the reinforcements – Sheila! “Pack your bags,” she tells her grandson who is strenuously protesting about having to go home and at the prospect about having to get a job at the meatpackers if he can't get back into school.
HARLEY: You can't do this to me.
KYLE: You know what? Take it up with your mum, getting a job was her idea.
Realising he's beat, Harley sulks off to his room to pack.
Kyle explains all to Dane on the phone, who doesn't seem too happy at his brother returning home!
Sheila announces that Harley is sulking in the car and then has a go at Kyle for how the place looks. “Stop wallowing Kyle,” she replies when he mentions how things have been lately. Sheila then issues instructions to the boys – Kyle to go say bye to Harley and Chris to quickly clean up and put some clean linen on the bed because they are getting a new housemate tomorrow… her to sort them out! The boys are literally speechless!
Tash decides the pair of them need to talk as they close up. She admits that while the kiss was good, she doesn't want to stuff things up between them as she likes being friends with Andrew. “So do I,” he admits and both agree not to go back there for fear of spoiling how things are between them now.
TASH: Plus you're my boss. Kissing the boss is bad.
ANDREW: Yes, agreed! So we'll keep it as umm…
ANDREW: And workmates.
(You could still cut the atmosphere with a knife… or just bang their heads together!)
ANDREW: I'm glad we sorted this out.
Kyle calls to update the Kapoor's about Harley being shipped home. Priya doesn't want Ajay telling Rani now, that they should just go to bed and tell her in the morning, but no he wants her to know how much she's hurt them!
Rani finally comes out of her room and reveals she knows about Harley leaving too (he texted her), so that is now taken away from her too (as well being grounded). She isn't taking the news well and again tries to tell her dad that her mum is having an affair.
RANI: It's true, she's having an affair.
AJAY: What's wrong with you? Huh?! APOLOGISE TO YOUR MUM RIGHT NOW.
RANI: (screaming/yelling/shouting) NO!!! I saw the messages from Paul. They were disgusting! And your earring I found it. Why was it at Lassiters in a hotel room?!
AJAY: Rani just calm down
RANI: You did it! DIDN'T YOU?! TELL DAD YOU SLEPT WITH PAUL!
Ajay's heard enough and orders Rani to her room despite her pleading to Priya, who is silently watching it all unfold.
RANI: (shouting) How can you stand there and lie?
Ajay apologises to Priya for what her daughter has been saying, wondering what he did wrong/why she is behaving like so. Finally Priya speaks.
PRIYA: Rani's telling the truth.
He thinks she's just joking with him until he turns round and sees the look on her face.
PRIYA: I slept with Paul Robinson.
Ajay can't believe what he has just heard as we head into the final commercial break.
Ajay is absolutely stunned at the news his wife has just confessed to. She tries to tell him that it was a mistake, that she loves him and realised it was a stupid thing to do so put a stop to it. Priya also wishes that she'd never let Rani take the blame and as she goes to talk to her, Ajay stops her from going hear his baby and orders her out of the house!
AJAY: I want you to get out!
Meekly, Priya picks up her bag and exits the house.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Susan finding Priya in her car (having obviously slept there all night) and that she told Ajay.
- Priya explaining things to Ajay.
- Tash/Andrew pashing and playing footsy with each other.
- Ajay seeking Paul out!!!
As the titles begin, there is a new addition to the cast – Sheila Canning: Colette Mann.