Previously on Neighbours
- Steph tells Toadie she will never forgive him for letting her go to prison
- Steph and Lucas celebrate the good results about his cancer
- Georgia is suspended from her job by Carol
- Toadie tells Georgia shes been fired
Vanessa tells Lucas to take it easy at home as hes just had his surgery. He assures her that he wont do any work at the garage but needs to keep an eye on things. As Lucas goes to grab the keys to his bike, Vanessa is aghast and reminds him that the doctors said he shouldn't do any heavy lifting. Lucas agrees to take a taxi and phones up, but it surprised that it will take 20 minutes to arrive.
Sonya is rocking Nell in front of the television as she watches her wedding video (ie: Episode 6602!). She tells Toadie that it helps Nell sleep, but Toadie seems sceptical and asks if its just a way of Sonya trying to remember the day. Sonya reassures him that shes glad the day is on DVD and loves how its been edited together, and that shes okay with not remembering the day. Georgia stumbles into the kitchen. Toadie asks if she had a rough night, and she reminds him that she was humiliated being sacked whilst on a date. Toadie apologises but asks if Georgia could do him a favour hes been working on something for a while.
Lucas turns up to the garage on his bike, and looks uncomfortable as he dismounts. The phone rings and Mason picks up its Vanessa. He tells her that Lucas is just parking the bike. Before Lucas gets a chance to explain himself, Vanessa hangs up.
Karl tells Toadie that his plan is very short notice, and Susan wont have time to return. Toadie reminds him to keep it a secret from Sonya. Karl says he feels guilty about Georgia getting sacked, but this is hardest hes ever seen Carol discipline a nurse. As Karl sings Georgias praises, Toadie asks if he could put everything he just said into a statement in order to argue an unfair dismissal. Karl acknowledges that Toadie is still avoiding Steph, and Toadie asks if hell keep the event tomorrow quiet from her.
TOADIE: How is it living with her, after everything thats happened?
KARL: Well, she keeps to herself mostly. We only really talk at dinner times, and even then the conversation doesnt exactly flow.
TOADIE: Has she mentioned her kids yet?
KARL: Shes talked about Charlie occasionally. Never mentioned Adam. I think its too painful for her.
Georgia tells Kate about her date with Kyle, and Kate can't believe shes kept it quiet.
Chris can't believe that Georgia gave Kyle a spa. Kyle explains how he dressed up for her.
The dialogue then intercuts between the two groups.
KATE: Wait, did you guys actually kiss?! Does this mean that youre together?
GEORGIA: Well, so I didnt tell you how the night ended.
CHRIS: She just left?
KYLE: She found out shed been fired. She was upset.
CHRIS: So what are you gonna do?
KYLE: Its taken us so long to get this point. I wanna go fast.
GEORGIA: Its taken us so long to get this point. I'm sure he wont mind taking things slow.
KATE: How slow are we talking?
GEORGIA: I'm thinking glacier slow?
Chris tells Kyle that he has to keep up the pace after all, she did just offer him a spa.
Kate reminds Georgia that she has to set the pace after all, she hasnt helped by offering him a spa. Georgia gets a text from Kyle asking to meet up. Kate reassures her that hes probably thinking the exact same thing as her.
Mason and Chris trade insults. Steph turns up and asks why Lucas isnt resting at home. Vanessa appears with Paddy in the pram and offers him a lift home. He leaves Steph in charge of finishing one of the cars, as Vanessa wants to talk things over on the way home. They leave bickering as Steph looks on.
Toadie tells Sonya that Karl and Susan have tried to get Steph to contact Charlie but shes refused. Sonya wants to know if shes mentioned Adam as shes been spending time with Lucas. She reminds Toadie that Adam is Lucas nephew, and perhaps she thinks that by spending time with him, shell somehow be closer to her son. Toadie declares that he wants to help her get access to her children, but doesnt want to risk things.
Kyle tells Georgia he has something to show her, and asks her to close her eyes as he leads her into the garden.
No. 26 Backyard
We get a first glimpse at the first of the brand new backyard exterior sets. Kyle has installed the spa at the back of the garden, complete with a metal fence. Apparently it was installed that morning and he erected the fence. Kyles got sushi and champagne for the two of them to enjoy but Georgia is reluctant as she doesnt have a swimming costume.
GEORGIA: Do you want me to go naked?
KYLE: No, sorry thats not what I meant. I just wanted to hang out do a little more of what we did last night.
GEORGIA: I can't. Ill see you later?
Sonya asks Vanessa how Lucas is doing, and she tells him hes in trouble for riding his bike! She gets a text from Toadie telling her that the start time is 10am for the event and that Sonya doesnt know. Vanessa tells her that hes just texted to ask for milk which bemuses Sonya a lot! Steph comes out of the kitchen and Vanessa thanks her for helping Lucas at the garage. Vanessa says that he needs to take things easy.
STEPH: Yeh, they used to call him Mr. Invincible. Hed come out of all these crashes with hardly a scrape on him and all.
VANESSA: I knew hed had a few scrapes. How many accidents has he been in?
STEPH: Are you sure you want to know? Well, the first one was when he was a teenager. He was racing dirtbikes with Dan, and Dan was being an idiot and knocked him off the track. He was in hospital for a really long time. And then the other really serious one was only a few years ago. Lucas was speeding and ran into the side of a truck. It was pretty bad.
VANESSA: Tell me.
STEPH: Well he had to learn to walk again. But I'm sure hes changed now hes become a dad!
Vanessa looks astounded.
Georgia explains what happened at the spa, and tells Kate that it was too much. She didnt get the chance to tell him that she wants to take things slow. Kate tells Georgia that she has to go and meet someone. Lucas comes in with Paddy and Vanessa is delighted. Lucas tells Vanessa he has thought about things, and he wont ride his bike again until he gets the all- clear from the doctor. Vanessa still isnt happy.
LUCAS: Thats not exactly the reaction I was hoping for.
VANESSA: Look, I've always worried about you on that bike, but now Steph told me about your near- fatal accidents!
LUCAS: Yeh, whatever she said, shes exaggerating.
VANESSA: So you didnt nearly die when your raced your brother? And what about last time when you had to learn to walk? Where would that leave me and Paddy? Its hard enough wondering if your cancers going to come back, or if Paddys heart is going to hold up.
LUCAS: Okay, were survivors, were a strong family. I'm not just talking about me and Paddy. Youre amazing, were tough.
VANESSA: No, were lucky. Lets not push it.
LUCAS: What are you trying to say?
VANESSA: I feel like every time you get on that bike youre testing fate. I don't want you riding anymore. Ever.
Vanessa has put Paddy down to sleep and goes back behind the counter. Steph swoops over and apologises for telling Vanessa about the accidents. Lucas explains he never got round to telling her. She asks if shes done any damage, and Lucas tells her Vanessas request. Steph says that she doesnt think she could ever give up her bike. Lucas insists he has to put his family first, but Steph says she couldnt ever see herself giving up her bike. Lucas says hell probably be too busy to miss it, and says goodbye to Vanessa.
Kate and Mason are nestled up against a tree. Mason says he wants to find somewhere to get comfortable, but Kate insists it has to be somewhere special. They decide that they can't go back to Masons or Kates. Mason says hell find somewhere amazing for the two of them.
The scene cuts into a builder drilling into the new Rebecchi Kapoor Law sign above the offices, and Toadie looks pleased. He sees Steph and tries to make small talk, but she sees right through it.
TOADIE: I don't like whats happened to us. I hate that I have to wonder if its even okay to talk to you.
STEPH: What do you want me to say?
TOADIE: Well, in an ideal world, that you forgive me. I've been thinking about you a lot, about how hard it must be for you, without access to your kids. Have you got a lawyer?
STEPH: I don't need one.
TOADIE: Whos helping you get access?
STEPH: I gave Adam away. He doesnt even know who I am.
TOADIE: It doesnt have to stay that way. And what about Charlie? Deep down youve got to want to see them. And theres no reason why you shouldnt get visitation rights at the very least, and Id like to be able to help you, if youd like.
STEPH: don't do this.
TOADIE: Do what?
STEPH: don't build me up to go into battle. Its over. This is my new life, so just please leave it.
Toadie leaves Steph, but reminds her that the offer is always there and if she ever just wants to hang out, she can always find him. She asks about tomorrow, but Toadie can't make it. Steph blows off the plans and storms into Harolds.
Georgia gets a phonecall from Toadie to check the spelling on the cards a wedding invitation for the renewal of his vows to Sonya. Georgia gets another call and leaves the card on a bench outside the hotel. Steph picks up the card and looks upset.
Tomorrow on Neighbours:
- Toadie holds a vow renewal for Sonya
- Vanessa asks Lucas to consider her proposal of never driving the bike again
- Steph breaks into their flat