Previously on Neighbours
- Vanessa says she's staying with Patrick every step of the way
- Andrew tries to hire some staff, and Tash promises to be nice.
- Toadie and Sonya agree that Nell is an easy baby
Callum asks Toadie to take a photo of him and Nell on his phone. Toadie wants to pick Nell up for a cuddle but Sonya tells him not to, because she's just got her settled. Toadie's disappointed because he wanted some "daddy time". Sonya suggests he could get that by feeding her at 3am! She goes off to do some washing, and Toadie tells Nell her mum is very grumpy. Callum complains he looks ugly in his photo. Sonya tells Toadie to go to work.
TOADIE: I'm just a meal ticket now, am I?
SONYA: Yes, and I'm a 24- hour milk bar.
Sonya says she's got to get to her mothers' group and checks she's got the essentials for a trip out with a baby.
Simmons & Colbert
Toadie is staring at the picture of Nell which he has as his desktop background.
Lassiters complex and Simmons & Colbert alternately
Sonya is picking some post and gets a call from Toadie. He hears that Nell's awake and wants to do a video call. Sonya is unenthusiastic, but agrees. Kyle appears while Toadie is talking to Nell. Toadie then notices Kyle, who tells him it was the "lamest baby voice ever". Sonya cuts off the call, leaving Toadie looking disappointed. Then he has an idea…
Sheila serves some plumbers, including Daryl, who is apparently a good tipper. Sonya comes in, early for her mothers' group meeting. Toadie comes in, claiming he's thought of the perfect solution: it's a webcam. Sonya thinks it's OTT, but Toadie doesn't want to miss a thing. He dashes off back to work. Sonya starts to feed Nell, and Daryl says it's disgusting. Sheila finishes her shift, and Tash assures her there's nothing she can't handle. Daryl comes to the bar to complain.
DARYL: It's not decent: flaunting it about where we can all see.
Actually, Sonya has a shawl over the arm cradling Nell, so there's not much to see anyway. Anyway, he threatens to leave with the other men. Tash offers to see what she can do. She tells Sonya that the other customer wasn't happy, and says there's a comfy chair in the bathroom. Sonya refuses to feed Nell in the bathroom. Tash asks if she'll move around the corner or somewhere quieter, so Sonya agrees. Andrew arrives and Tash tells him everything's fine, as Sonya pushes her pram outside. Tash goes off on her break.
Sonya is sitting at a table when some of the mothers' group turn up. One of them - Polly - notices that Sonya is upset and Sonya tells her what happened. She is fuming.
POLLY: Oh come on! What do these people think breasts are for?!
Sonya then gets het up and says she shouldn't have moved: she's going to demand an apology. Polly nods encouragingly.
Vanessa is in Patrick's room. Georgia comes in and tells her she needs to get sleep - proper sleep in a bed. Vanessa refuses to leave, as she wants to be there for Patrick.
The mothers push their prams in. Sonya tells Andrew she wants to lodge a complaint about her treatment earlier. Andrew is puzzled, so Sonya explains, and Polly points out that it's illegal. Andrew offers them lunch on the house and promises it won't happen again, but that doesn't satisfy Sonya. She wants an apology from Tash, and she's not going until she gets one!
Vanessa is dozing. Georgia says that in special cases , people can have free accommodation at the hospital. Vanessa is concerned this means that Patrick is going to be ill for a long time. Georgia tells her that Patrick is a special case because he's a baby who needs his mum.
Simmons & Colbert
Toadie is winding up a meeting and practically pushing the clients out of the door, apologising for rushing them. Charlotte asks if he's in a hurry! He rushes over to his laptop and shows her the footage of Nell via the webcam, wondering if it makes her clucky.
CHARLOTTE: The sound of a screaming infant makes my loins ache with longing to bear a child(!)
Then they hear Sonya and Andrew disagreeing. Charlotte tells Toadie to go and sort it out.
Sonya tells Andrew she's still waiting for an apology. Toadie arrives to see what is happening. When Sonya explains, he offers to sort it out, but Sonya refuses. She says it's her fight - it happened because she backed down. Toadie accepts this, and takes Nell home because she's cranky.
Toadie arrives home with Nell, who is now quiet. Callum wants to take another picture, but drops the phone in the pram, waking Nell up and making her cry. Toadie asks why he wanted another picture anyway. Callum explains it's for Rani, because she thinks Nell is cute. Toadie gets Callum to sit on the couch with Nell, while he takes the killer photo.
TOADIE: You're a Rebecchi. We're all irresistible in the right light.
Rani tells Callum that it's a cute picture. She starts to leave and Callum calls her back, asking her if she wants the picture because she said it was cute. Rani says Nell is Callum's sister, so it's his photo. Rani leaves and Callum sighs.
Tash returns from her break, complaining about all the prams. Andrew tells her that Sonya is upset about being kicked out for breastfeeding, and she wants an apology. Tash says she didn't "kick her out" and she thought Sonya was fine with it. She goes over to Sonya and tells her she thought she made the best decision at the time, given the complaint, and she's sorry Sonya thought she did wrong thing. Sonya and the other mothers can't believe that's all the apology she's getting. (Neither can Andrew: he's shaking his head.) Sonya starts shouting that breastfeeding is a right protected by law, and Tash has no right to ask her to leave. Tash says she has when someone is creating a disturbance like Sonya is now. She gives Sonya a warning and goes back to the bar.
Andrew asks Tash to apologise properly, but she claims Sonya wouldn't listen. Andrew approaches the group, where Polly is on the phone. She says her friend on the West Waratah Star is keen to run the story. Andrew tries to persuade Sonya not to go ahead but she says people need to know Charlie's don't cater for breastfeeding mothers.
SONYA: I say we do the interview.
Andrew looks concerned.