Previously on Neighbours
- Sheila announces she's moving into No 26 to sort Kyle and Chris out
- Aidan thinks he detects a spark between Kyle and Georgia - but Kyle's not ready for that, and she has a boyfriend
- Chris ends his relationship with Aidan, and sadly kisses him goodbye
- Carmel wants to know why Susan didn't kiss Karl; Susan wanted to, but something stopped her
Tash comes in from work to find the bottle of wine on the table and realises Karl has been entertaining. He admits as much, but doesn't say Susan was his guest.
TASH: What's she like?
KARL: She - she's lovely. Yeah. She loves her work. She dotes on her grandkids. Feel like I've known her forever.
Karl doesn't think there'll be another date, since 'she' doesn't feel the same way.
KARL: She made it clear she's not interested.
TASH: Well that can change. I mean, come on - look at me and Andrew. I hated him for most of 2012.
Karl says if 'she' doesn't want anything more, he has to respect that. He has a coffee date with another woman tomorrow (a vet), but doesn't feel very keen on going now. Tash encourages him to attend nonetheless.
Chris is moping about the house, and is accosted by Sheila.
SHEILA: Love, you look terrible.
CHRIS: Thanks. That's always good to hear.
SHEILA: Did you and Kyle party on last night?
CHRIS: Erm, please don't say 'party on', Mrs Canning.
Sheila asks if Chris is still upset about Aidan - obviously he is. She says that when Frank died, she didn't sleep for weeks - but that Chris will get used to being alone again. The other option is to ask Aidan to take him back, but Chris says that's not going to happen. In which case, Sheila says, he needs to get 'back on the horse', as there are plenty more fish in the sea. Chris isn't ready to meet anyone else, or to go for a jog, or take any of Sheila's other advice - but she continues to pester him. In the end he bluntly asks her to leave it.
Later, Chris is looking mournfully at Aidan's Facebook profile when Kyle comes in. Kyle tells Chris he doesn't really get social networking, but then sees whose page Chris is looking at.
KYLE: Pappas, don't torture yourself.
CHRIS: It's just hard knowing that he's out there, getting on with things.
Chris thought it would be easier this time, since he was the one who broke it off, but it isn't - Kyle knows how he feels. Kyle is then surprised to see Chris 'unfriend' Aidan, which he thinks is harsh. Chris says it's easier that way, and tells Kyle he's lucky Jade's in LA, as there's no chance of him running into her. Chris decides to head back to bed; Kyle asks if people know if you check their profile. Chris hopes not, and Kyle asks if he can 'check his emails', before quickly logging onto Jade's profile. However, he's sad to come across pictures of her with a bloke called Clint Johnston.
Kate is drinking by herself, and gets chatting to Sheila, who admits she's on the lookout for potential suitors for Chris.
SHEILA: What's his type? Fit and sporty or tall and trendy?
KATE: Well he's only ever had one boyfriend before, so I'm thinking good- looking nurses called Aidan are kind of his thing?
SHEILA (sighs): They're so hard to come by.
Kate doesn't think Chris is the type to move on so quickly, but Sheila disagrees, claiming she 'knows her gays'. She goes on to expound a star rating system she has devised for men, and points out various punters as examples. Eventually she spots the perfect match for Chris...
Outside, Carmel and Susan are drinking coffee, but Susan's in a world of her own. She admits to Carmel she can't understand why she pushed Karl away last night. Carmel reminds Susan that what she has with Karl doesn't come along often; she has a chance to be really happy with him, and Carmel says she should take it.
Georgia turns up with a cake for Chris, but Kyle explains he's in bed. As Georgia sees the laptop, Kyle slams down the lid but it's too late - she notices Jade's profile. She jokes that Kyle is Facebook- stalking but he denies it. Georgia lets on she knew from Sonya that Jade was seeing someone, but she's sure it isn't serious. Kyle makes out he doesn't care, and goes to work.
As Sheila tries to persuade the suitor she's identified to meet with Chris, Kate and Tash watch despairingly; Tash is convinced Sheila's plan is doomed to fail. Sheila comes over to get the guy a refill.
TASH: Are you gunning to be the madam of Ramsay Street or something?
SHEILA: Don't be so dramatic. Unlike you, I'm just trying to put a smile back on Chris's face.
TASH: And I resent that. I've been plying him with ice- cream all week. The good stuff too, not the cheap one.
SHEILA: Ice- cream does not keep you warm at night.
TASH: It does if you eat enough.
Chris turns up, at Sheila's request, and wants to know what's going on. When he realises she's set him up on a date, however, he's furious. Sheila tells him the bloke, Will, is 'divine', but this doesn't change Chris's mind. He goes over to Will and, despite an unusual amount of physical contact between strangers, lets him down gently, apologising for the awkward situation. Chris then has a go at Sheila, telling her all she's achieved is embarrassing a nice guy, and warning her to stay out of his business in future. Tash gloats as Sheila feels guilty.
Susan spies on Karl's date with the vet. From her perspective it looks like they are being quite intimate. She grabs his hand at one point, although this is only because Karl was explaining about Audrey's death (the hand- clasp is a little familiar, even so). Having seen enough, a visibly dismayed Susan walks away.
Dial- A- Kyle
Kyle is on the phone to a customer, rifling through some paperwork, when the company letterhead reminds him that Jade is still a partner in the business. Finishing up the call, he decides it's time to give Jade a ring...
Georgia runs into Kyle, who's looking more upbeat - he apologises for running off on her earlier, but she understands. He admits he's spoken to Jade, and Georgia initially gets the impression it means the two of them are back together. In fact, Kyle explains, he's decided to buy Jade out of Dial- A- Kyle. Kyle says Jade understood his reasons, and that it was time to move on. He leaves, and Georgia sighs as she watches him go.
Sheila is cooking spaghetti bolognaise when Chris walks in. He's about to turn around and go out again, but she asks him to sit down, and dishes up a bowlful. She apologises for trying to set him up with Will.
CHRIS: I told you that I wasn't ready.
SHEILA: I know.
CHRIS: Just because it didn't work out with Aidan, doesn't mean that I want another boyfriend. I loved him.
Sheila admits she was just trying to feel useful, and hands him the spaghetti. He extracts a grudging promise from her that she won't try to set him up again, before smiling and tucking in. It's the best spaghetti he's ever tasted.
Carmel is getting ready to leave Erinsborough, and Susan is glum. She admits she saw Karl on a date, and says his trying to kiss her last night can't have meant that much if he's decided to meet another woman the very next day.
Karl is talking to his vet lady- friend, Lyndall. She's still talking about pets (being a vet and all) and asks about Dahl, but Karl is clearly distracted. They say their goodbyes as Karl pays the bill. When she suggests they should meet again next week, he admits it's not a good idea.
Carmel is still about to leave. She wonders if Karl wasn't on a date after all - thewoman could be a colleague - but Susan says they were holding hands. She says her relationship with Karl is over, but Carmel says it doesn't have to be.
CARMEL: You deserve to be happy. And so does Karl.
Lyndall asks if Karl has been put off by her rambling. He insists it's nothing she's done; rather, he still has unresolved feelings for his ex. Lyndall tells him he doesn't have to explain; Karl thanks her for being understanding and apologises for leading her on. She kisses him on the cheek and tells him to get in touch if he ever changes his mind, before bidding him goodbye.
Susan is gazing forlornly into her coffee, when Karl comes in. He wants to explain about trying to kiss her last night and to clear up the confusion. Susan tells him it's fine; she understands that they were reminiscing and he got carried away. Susan says she's just as much to blame as he is.
SUSAN: It just felt so familiar to me to be in that house with you, and talking to Billy. But I should have been more mindful not to blur the boundaries.
KARL: I see.
SUSAN: I'm really glad that we're friends, Karl. And I'm thrilled that you're dating again. Putting yourself out there. And I really hope that you meet someone else. Because you deserve to.
KARL: Well, thank you. I'll leave you to...
Karl walks off, obviously disappointed in the outcome of the conversation. As he leaves, Susan's smile drops also, and she fights back the tears.