Previously on Neighbours
- Rani hates the dress Priya has made her wear for Sonya and Toadie's wedding, and storms out of the reception
- Sonya notices Mason's distinctive belt, which she saw on Robbo's masked accomplice outside Lassiter's
- Rhys and Priya chat in the wedding marquee, as Sonya throws her bouquet and a gas bottle ignites
The Wedding Marquee (or what's left of it)
Rhys awakes in the wreckage of the marquee, in agony, as smoke billows around him. Outside, Karl, Kyle and Toadie are dishevelled, but seemingly unhurt. Sonya is unconscious, and Toadie rushes over to help her, shouting for someone to call an ambulance.
Ajay also seems unhurt but, realising Priya is still inside the burning marquee, he runs in to try and help her. Rhys crawls out, while Ajay locates Priya, trapped beneath some debris. Back outside, Toadie and Callum attempt to wake Sonya - to no avail. She's breathing, but has a head wound. Karl joins them and tells them not to move Sonya as she has an impact injury, but just to wait for the ambulance. Inside the marquee, Ajay is still searching for Priya.
The ambulance rolls up as Sonya begins to stir, then falls asleep again. Kyle and Georgia rush over to Rhys, who looks singed but insists he's fine, despite a pain in his ribs. Karl comes over and says he could have internal damage; he tells the other two to wait with Rhys until the paramedics examine him. Inside the marquee, Ajay has found Priya, trapped under some rubble. She's unconscious, and he shouts for help, before attempting to shift the rubble. Karl comes in to examine Priya, but she's not breathing.
Outside, Simon the Paramedic and colleagues examine Sonya. She's unconscious but stable, and they take her into the ambulance. Rhys is annoyed that Georgia and Paramedic B won't let him help other people and vows to check himself out the moment they get to hospital, but they drag him towards the ambulance nonetheless. Within the marquee, Paramedic Julie examines Priya, who has a serious abdominal wound. They give her oxygen and begin to remove her from the wreckage.
The ambulances arrive at the hospital, where Georgia tells Rhys he's on the queue for X- rays. She tells him Sonya is unconscious and having a CT scan; Rhys wants to help the other patients in the waiting room, but Georgia tells him he has fractured ribs and should wait to be examined himself. Rhys asks Georgia to ring his mum Elaine and explain what's happened, as he was due to go and see her today. Priya is wheeled in, with Ajay in tow. Karl checks on Rhys and explains Priya's condition is serious - she stopped breathing twice in the ambulance. Georgia reassures Ajay that Priya will be taken care of, and he rings Rani at home to tell her what happened.
Seeing it's Ajay ringing, Rani ignores the call. Sophie thinks she should go back to the reception, but Rani doesn't want to be seen in the dress, and tells Sophie she hates Priya for making her wear it. Rani also shows Sophie an unfinished text from Priya, asking her to hurry back. She admits that she's not ready for her parents to be back together, and to play happy families. Sophie points out that at least Rani's parents are still around. Ajay rings again, but Rani assumes it's Priya using his phone and ignores it again.
Ajay leaves Rani a voicemail, telling her to ring him back urgently. Karl explains Priya's bleeding internally, but promises to stay with her during surgery.
Rani ignores the voicemail, wanting to let Priya stew a little longer, and she and Sophie sit back to watch TV.
Ajay tells Georgia he's having trouble getting through to Rani. Kyle shows up, and Ajay asks him to run back to Ramsay Street and let her know what's going on.
Outside, Callum is on a bench, despondent. Toadie comes out; he emotionally explains that Sonya has a bleed on the brain, and that the doctors are running more tests.
CALLUM: What's gonna happen?
TOADIE: She's gonna be fine. I know it.
CALLUM: You knew that something bad was going to happen. You said it would.
TOADIE: Mate, I was just being stupid.
CALLUM: Yeah, but you were right, though.
Cal points out how Sonya almost died giving birth to Nell as well, and now this on her wedding day. Toadie tells him to stay positive, and asks him to go home and check on Nell, who's with Angie. Toadie promises to call Cal as soon as Sonya wakes up, and they hug.
Chris comes in to find Tash glumly plating up sandwiches, and tells her the police have identified the gas bottle as the cause of the explosion. Andrew comes over, and explains Paul is at the police station, filling her in on the attempted robbery of Lassiter's. Andrew goes off to talk to the police about the accident, while Chris stops Tash silently plating up the sandwiches.
CHRIS: Come here.
TASH: No, Chris, you know I don't do hugs.
CHRIS: Yeah. You're doing this one, okay?
TASH: I just want everyone to be okay.
CHRIS: Yeah. Me too.
Georgia brings in Elaine to see Rhys. He has two fractured ribs, but seems otherwise fine. Elaine admits she wasn't very supportive about Rhys meeting his father the last time they saw one another, and now says she isn't going to stand in his way if that's what he wants to do. Elaine tells Rhys she loves him; he says he loves her too, but tells her not to worry about him, before summoning Georgia to take her away again.
Sophie is trying to persuade Rani to call her dad back, when Kyle knocks at the door. He tells Rani she needs to come with him to the hospital; Priya's been hurt. As they leave, Sophie takes a call from Paul and asks him what's happened.
Rani reconciles with Ajay, and he explains what happened - he doesn't know what Priya's condition is. Realising Priya must have sent the half- finished text message at the moment of the explosion, Rani apologises to Ajay for not responding to his calls, and the pair hug.
Callum holds Nell on the sofa.
CALLUM: Dad said that everything's going to be okay. Mum's gonna be in hospital for a bit, but she'll be fine. We've got to be strong for her. Okay?
Sophie dashes in and is relieved to find that Callum is unhurt, but he quickly tells her that Sonya's in hospital. Sophie asks if she'll be okay; Cal looks at Nell and forlornly replies that she has to be.
Sonya is still unconscious, and Toadie talks to her, taking her hand and reminding her they're now husband and wife. He tells her she looks really beautiful - she always does - before beginning to get emotional.
TOADIE: You know I'm glad that you came to find us. Because we are meant to be. This is meant to be. You and I, married with kids, okay? And we need you back so that we can get on with the rest of our lives. I want us to die of old age together, after a very very long and very happy life. Not here. Not now. Not on our wedding day.
In the corridor, Kyle is serving biscuits to wounded extras, when Georgia comes over, suggesting he take a break. Kyle asks how Georgia's doing; she's coping, but he tells her to take it easy. She rushes off.
Erinsborough Hospital / No 30
A montage to choral music, as we drift between Toadie at Sonya's bedside; Callum at home with Nell; Karl worriedly examining some medical notes; Ajay and Rani hugging; and Rhys examining a random extra with a stethoscope.
Karl comes over and demands to know why Rhys isn't resting. Rhys says he's helping the other wounded, then plans to discharge himself and go home. Despite Karl's strong advice to the contrary, Rhys saunters off, determined to do his own thing. Ajay and Rani come over to talk to Karl; he says Priya's stable, but in a serious condition. They've removed her spleen and have eliminated the internal bleeding, but need to observe her closely over the next two days. Priya's wheeled past them into one of the bedrooms, and Karl tells Ajay he can't make any promises about her recovery.
Kyle and Rhys head out of the hospital together. Kyle offers Rhys a lift home, but he insists he'll walk. Karl comes past, again advising Rhys not to discharge himself, but to no avail. Rhys asks Kyle if he'll give him a lift to see Elaine this evening, and Kyle agrees. As they get into Kyle's ute, Rhys also says he's going to see his dad this week, and Kyle is pleasantly surprised.
RHYS: Gotta do it. Unfinished business and all that. And like Mum says - life's short.
KYLE: Ah, this stupid lock's playing up again. I really should get this fixed.
As Kyle struggles with the lock, Rhys collapses on the other side of the vehicle. Kyle runs around to find Rhys lying unconscious on the floor, and tries to wake him up, but can't. Kyle shouts over to Karl, who rushes across the road and declares a 'code blue' before attempting to revive Rhys.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Kyle tells Vanessa there were 'some complications'. Georgia, Kyle and Sheila look upset
- Rani tells Susan that Priya has to wake up
- Sonya's not responding to treatment, and is still unconscious - meaning more chance of complications
- Matt talks to Mason about the robbery at Lassiter's
- Priya's results are back; Karl tells Ajay and Rani the news isn't good