Previously on Neighbours
- Mason asks Rhiannon where Robbo is. He kisses her and Kate sees.
- Paul tells Ajay that the gas bottles were faulty.
- Paul mourns for Priya.
- Rani tells Ajay her last words to Priya were that she hated her. Rani tells ghost Priya she loves her.
- Rhiannon says she sent the threatening letter. Meanwhile Bailey's gone to turn himself in.
Outside the Police Station
Bailey is approaching the police station just as two officers are leaving and declines a call from Mason.
A panicky Mason tells Amber it's gone to voicemail. Amber suggests calling Matt, but Mason spots Kate leaving by car, and dashes over.
The police officer (Snr Const. Kelly Meroli) tells Bailey that Matt's just been called out on a job. She walks off.
Ramsay Street - Kate's care
Mason asks Kate to drive him to Lassiters. Kate tells him to get a cab, but he says it's urgent. She drives off.
Const Meroli returns, surprised to see Bailey still there. He says he needs to make a statement. The phone rings and she says she has to take it. She takes some details and goes off to leave the message. She returns and is about to take Bailey's statement when Mason runs in and says they've found the cat. Bailey is puzzled and Mason reminds the officer that cats go missing all the time. He pulls Bailey out of station. Mason tells him that it was Rhiannon that sent the letter as payback for sending him to juvie. Bailey says they have to tell their parents. Mason agrees, but says he'll work out the best way to do it.
BAILEY: Please make sure you dump her properly.
Mason says he will, but points out she has got a temper. Bailey tells him to do it before she writes any more letters.
Rani is looking at some photos from the wedding. Ajay asks her to come for her a walk - he'd like the company - but Rani isn't keen. Kate drops by. Rani tells her Ajay is desperate for company and she's going out. He says that isn't what he meant, and he sighs. Kate asks if Rani has considered counselling, but Ajay says Rani says she doesn't need it. He realises she has to forgive herself. Kate asks about him: he says the case is helping. He has to make sure nothing like this ever happens again.
Mason has just dumped Rhiannon. She points out she moved to Erinsborough for him, and she wrote the letter because she loved him. He says it's time they had a fresh start. She says this *is* her fresh start. He tells her to go home to her son. She says the bond and month's rent is all the money she has.
Ajay is reading a paper when Paul comes in. Paul's heard he's launched a case against the gas bottle company, and he points out they're on the same side. Ajay disagrees. Paul suggests if they work together they're more likely to get the $10 million.
AJAY: How many times do I have to tell you. This is not about money.
PAUL: It was when you were suing me.
Paul says they're both hurting. He's lost business and Ajay's lost Priya. Ajay's not impressed. For Paul, it's just money: he's lost his wife.
Lassiters Complex car park
Rani walks towards the car park. *Flashback to telling her mother she hates her.* Paul comes up behind her. She tells him it's all gone. He replies that the wedding was weeks ago. He says he'd wondered about having a park bench in her memory. She says there's no point. He asks if there's anything he can do. She wishes she could go back in time and tell her mother how much she loved her. Then she turns to Paul and asks him if he would take back the affair. He says he would. He watches her as she walks off.
Lassiters Complex car park
Kyle and Rhiannon are playing table football. He tells her it's good because it's a distraction. Chris and Amber come in, and it suddenly becomes tense. Rhiannon leaves to take Bossy for a walk and Amber explains that Mason just dumped her.
Paul is sitting a table looking miles away and Kate discovers he's concerned about Rani. He wonders whether Ajay can't make Rani see a counsellor. Kate's surprised at his concern.
PAUL: Just looking out for the neighbours, that's all.
KATE: Yes, because you and Ajay have always been so neighbourly(!)
Kate says she knows this is really about Priya. Paul admits she's right, and he tells Kate how he felt about Priya. Kate didn't know how serious it was. He tells her about meeting Rani earlier, and says he lied about taking back the affair. The he asks Kate to look out for Rani.
Matt comes back, commenting about the call- out he'd just been on. He asks what's been happening. Const Meroli says no emergencies, apart from his missing cat. Matt looks puzzled. She goes on to explain that Bailey came in, and then Mason came to say it had been found. They were pretty freaked out, she adds. She'll never make detective if she doesn't think there's something fishy about Matt's reaction.
Rani is reading the last text from Priya. She closes her eyes and opens them, and ghost Priya appears. She looks at Rani and looks away. Kate comes in with some shopping, and Priya's gone. Kate is wittering on about sandwiches, and then notices how upset Rani is. Rani wants to know if the text meant that Priya was angry or disappointed. Kate says Priya might have been saying she loved Rani. Rani says she'd like a sign. She knows it's impossible, and yet she feels if her mum really loved her, she'd find a way. Kate says she may never know.
KATE: You can't keep punishing yourself for this.
RANI: Can't I?
Kate assures her that Priya loved her and she knew Rani loved her.
Mason and Bailey are washing their parents' car to get back in their good books. Mason spots Kate and jogs over to speak to her. He asks her for a drink to thank her for the lift. She says it felt like a car- jacking! He tells her that her awesome driving helped avert a family crisis. She asks about Rhiannon, and he says she's just a mate. Kate is a bit dubious. The two continue to chat away, as Rhiannon comes around the corner with Bossy. She sees them, and turns around, looking upset at what she witnessed.
Matt comes in and tells the boys that the car looks good.
MATT: That should keep your mum happy anyway. That and the fact that you found the cat. So where is our feline friend?
Bailey says it was his fault, since Mason had to stop him confessing, because he didn't need to go after Robbo because Rhiannon sent the letter. Mason asks Matt not to take it further: Rhiannon is really sorry. He agrees, if they promise not to put themselves in danger again. They agree. Meanwhile, the cat has apparently met with a tragic end.
Kate is talking to Ajay about Rani. He thinks Paul is just trying to cause trouble, but Kate says she's spoken to Rani, and she's not good. Ajay asks for her advice, and she tells him to insist on counselling. He agrees, so she says she'll get in touch with the school counsellor, and she's got another idea which she'll have to run by Susan. Ajay leaves and Rhiannon comes in. She tells Kate that she's not Mason's normal type. Kate says she has no intention of being caught. Rhiannon says Mason doesn't normally chase anyone for more than a minute, so she must be special.
Rani is talking to her pink dress. She says it was a stupid thing to fight about, but she didn't mean it. She asks her mum to let her know she understands. Ghost Priya appears, looks at her emotionlessly then looks away.