Previously on Neighbours
- Lou avoids questions about his family
- Rani finds a Facebook page which insults her family
- Sophie can't believe what Rani just did
Lassiters Hotel exterior
An employee and a couple of extras are laughing at some graffiti: "Paul Robinson = 1 Sleazy CREEP". Paul sees it and orders his employee back to work. The couple wander off, and Paul calls the police.
Lou asks Lucas about Patrick - he's recovering well. Lou says his family are due in an hour. Lucas suggests they should move into No 32 until they find a place, adding smugly that he's moved in with Vanessa at the hospital. Lou says they'll appreciate the offer. He doesn't sound very happy and tells Lucas that Lauren doesn't even know he's lost the car yard. Lucas tells him to be honest, and reassures him that she's family - she's not going to love him any less. Lou sighs.
Ajay and Rani are looking at a laptop. Rani gets a text from Sophie saying "I still can't believe you did that". She rushes out to meet Sophie, and Ajay promises her he'll get rid of the Facebook page. Priya tells him they should consider counselling as a family. Ajay doesn't want Rani to be involved. Priya suggests that they all need to find a way through this. Ajay disagrees.
AJAY: She is dealing with this, all of it, in her own way.
PRIYA: Do you think she's dealing with it?
A 4x4 drives up Ramsay Street. Lou is standing outside no 32 and it pulls up outside. Lauren jumps out and hugs her father. Her children, Amber and Bailey, also get out and hug their grandfather. Lou asks about Mason, and Lauren says he got caught up in work and will be down later. Lou says that they can't be happy to leave their friends back in Mount Isa. Amber looks sad and says email and calls aren't the same. Lauren asks why Lou sold his old house. He replies that he's looking to make a quid and this one is lower maintenance. He asks her where her husband is…
A police car arrives, and a sergeant - let's call him Matt - gets out. Paul shows him the graffiti. Matt decides it's personal and asks Paul if he can think of anyone who might have done it.
MATT: I can get you a pen and paper, if it'll help.
He assures Paul he knows what he's doing, and Paul leaves. Matt finds a spray can of red paint under a nearby bush.
Lou's made some coffee as Lauren, Amber and Bailey are moving in. Lou asks about Mason again, and there's an awkward silence, before she says they didn't want to disrupt his apprenticeship. Bailey asks Lou if he can do some odd jobs at the Car Yard, forcing Lou to confess he doesn't own it. Lauren is concerned and asks Lou if he is OK financially. Lou says he is. Lauren and Bailey go off to Harold's, since she wants "proper coffee".
Lauren asks when Harold's changed from being Daphne's. Sheila says it's been Harold's as long as she's been around - which is only 5 minutes! She introduces Lauren to Kate who says Lou's been very good to them. Sheila says they ought to throw a welcome party, and suggests everyone should come to the BBQ she and Kyle were having. Paul comes in, and Sheila introduces them. Lauren is sure they've met, but Paul is offhand. Matt comes in. Service is slow and Paul mutters about incompetence. Matt says he assumes Paul means him, but says the investigation is progressing well. Lauren introduces him as her husband. Sheila is thrilled there's going to be a copper on the street.
SHEILA: It'll keep you in line, old money bags.
Sheila asks Paul if his mood is due to the graffiti. Kate asks about it, and Sheila says they wrote an awful comment about him.
SHEILA: But they seem to know him awfully well.
Paul scowls, but Kate looks concerned.
Kyle sets up a BBQ; Chris, Andrew and Tash set up a table; Bossy steals some sausages and Sheila chases him around the street. Chris, Andrew and Tash chat to Amber and Bailey. Amber clearly misses Mt Isa. Tash tells her to look on the bright side.
TASH: There is way more opportunity to wear a scarf than you ever had in Queensland.
AMBER: Yeah, what's not to love about an accessory?
Amber and Bailey walk off and Bailey tells her to try harder. Meanwhile Tash is telling Andrew off for checking Amber out, which he denies.
Sheila goes over to chat to Lauren, with Lou listening in. First she says that they fell on their feet at Lucas's house, then that Lou fiddled the books at Dial- a- Kyle . Lauren looks puzzled but Lou manages to persuade her to go and get some food. He's furious with Sheila.
SHEILA: Can't you take a little joke, Lou?
LOU: They're not funny. Knock it off, you stupid old bag.
Lauren returns when she notices the argument. Lou tells it's nothing, but Sheila tells her that embezzlement isn't nothing and neither is being an escort. Matt arrives and comes over to chat to Bailey, who says he is getting checked out (by Rani). Matt asks if she's cute, and Bailey says very. He goes off to introduce himself, but Rani's watching Matt. Matt goes to talk to Ajay, who's all neighbourly. Matt says he needs to talk to Rani about the graffiti. Ajay says Rani's not a vandal or a thief… and he's a lawyer. He tells Matt he can charge Rani if there's solid evidence, but otherwise he'll be issuing a formal complaint. Ajay takes Rani home, to Bailey's disappointment. Lauren comes over to tell Matt that her dad is an escort, but he's more concerned that he's made an enemy of one of the neighbours.
Sophie is sitting by the window. Kate comes in. Sophie tries to disguise herself by putting her hand over her face. Not surprisingly, this cunning disguise doesn't work. Kate reminds Sophie that she saw her and Rani running away from where the graffiti was. Sophie said Rani was doing it when she found her, and she wouldn't stop.
Matt is questioning Priya, who says that Rani was in school, with plenty of witnesses. Matt counters that a witness saw her at a hardware store. He says he'll have to charge her. She replies that Ajay will bring a complaint. He thanks her and gets into his car. Kate comes up to Priya and says that Rani wasn't in class.
Lou apologises to Lauren for lying. He says he wasn't expecting to be broke, unemployed and a tenant. She says it's fine. He says he's glad they're there, and she says she is too. He promises no more secrets.
Priya asks Rani what she was trying to achieve. She's broken the law. Rani ignores her. Ajay says that Priya's right.
RANI: You're on her side?
AJAY: This isn't about sides. You did the wrong thing.
Rani tries to blame it on Priya's affair, but he says there will be consequences. When Rani is in her room, Priya says that's why they need counselling. He groans, but she suggests just the two of them could go. She says there's a session at 11am at the hospital.
Priya is in a waiting room. She looks at her watch.
Community centre / gym
Ajay is whacking a punchbag. It's 10:50.
Priya is filling in her personal details on a form. She debates what to tick for marital status, then goes with "married".
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Priya tells Ajay she spoke to Paul.
- Priya speaks to Paul
- Tash makes a suggestion to Andrew
- The Turners have a secret