Previously on Neighbours
- Sheila tells Lou to email Mai Ling, even though they haven't spoken in ages.
- Kate tells Georgia she saw Mason going on a date with Imogen, and that she has to accept he's moved on
- Kyle breaks up with Georgia.
- Kyle and Kate kiss, then sleep together
In Kyle's room, Kate frantically looks for her shoes. Kyle tells her to turn the light on . (She thought he was asleep.) He tells her she could look for her shoes in the morning, as they live in the same house. As she's about to leave the room, he asks what they're going to do, as they can't ignore what happened.
KATE: Just stop, Kyle. Nothing happened. OK?
She sneaks into the lounge room, and is surprised to see Sheila and Chris there. Chris is snoring. Sheila asks what she's doing up, and slightly flustered, Kate says she was just getting a glass of water. Sheila goes to bed, and Chris joins Kate in the kitchen. He asks her how Kyle is, and she asks defensively how she should know, saying he's probably in bed, which is where she's going.
CHRIS: What, to Kyle's bed?
She looks taken aback, and he says he was joking. He asks if she's OK, as she has her top inside out. She's embarrassed, and quickly goes off to bed.
Lauren is looking at her sketch, when Lou comes in. He asks Bailey if he and Callum are friends yet, but he replies that he's not holding his breath. Bailey says that Lou's got an email from Mai Ling, saying that she's working for a charity in Cambodia. Lauren interrupts to tell Bailey he shouldn't read other people's emails. Bailey says that Mai Ling would love to see Lou (after all he can't "unread" the email). Lou is pleased. Lauren points out he can't go, but Lou dashes off to thank Sheila for encouraging him to email her. Bailey tells him to slap on some aftershave.
Sheila is really pleased for Lou, who says it's all thanks to her. She asks when he's off, and he says he's not going. She asks if he's got money problems, and he says no. Then she says the travelling must be a bit much for him. Lou says he's fine, apart from his back problems. It's Lauren who doesn't want him to go. She asks what he does, and he says he gives her the support she needs. Lauren needs to know she comes first.
Sheila is round to talk to Lauren.
SHEILA: Now, you know me Lauren. I don't normally like to interfere…
Lauren is pleased that Sheila has told her. She says that she likes having Lou around, and that he doesn't keep secrets from her. [Hmmm.] Sheila points out that Lauren has had Lou her whole life, and has had the opportunity to reconnect with him and suggests that Mai Ling has the right to that chance as well.
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Kate us out jogging, and meets Georgia. Georgia says that she can understand Kyle's point of view and she's going to apologise to him, and hopefully they can work things out. She asks if Kate has seen him and if he's said anything, but Kate says he was asleep when she left. Georgia says she'll give him a call, but Kate insists that she'll tell him Georgia's going to come over. She says she'll head off, but Georgia wants to jog with her. Kate awkwardly agrees. Georgia asks Kate what she got up to last night, and Kate claims she didn't do anything.
Kyle is getting dressed in his room, and Kate bursts in to say that they can't tell Georgia about what happened. He thanks her for knocking, and says they have to tell Georgia. Kate says they can't, and tells him Georgia is on her way over to sort things out. Kyle says he can't lie, and Kate reminds him that last time he did that, he lost his girlfriend and she lost her best friend. He says he doesn't know what he wants. She says that last night was stupid. He and Georgia love each other and they should sort things out.
In the lounge, Georgia asks Kyle if it's a good time to talk. He says he has a doctor's appointment. She says it won't take long, and apologises for treating him like a patient, and he says he shouldn't have gone off at her. She asks if that means they're getting back together, but he says he needs time alone. She's upset and leaves.
Lauren has taken Lou for a drink, ostensibly to thank him for his support, but actually because "a little birdie" told her she was the reason he wasn't going to Cambodia. She tells him he should go, although she's loved having him around, because he's never had the chance to be a father to Mai Ling.
LOU: I think we're a bit old for bedtime stories and curfews.
LAUREN: Dad, you're never too old to be a father.
She tells him he's the best father. Lou hopes Mai Ling won't be disappointed. Lauren points out they all adore him when they don't want to strangle him!
Lucas asks Lou how long he's going for, which he doesn't know. He tells them that Mai Ling works for a charity helping disadvantaged children. She's very busy, so he doesn't know what he's going to do. Lucas tells him to do the usual: drink too many coffees and be nosy. Vanessa tells him to go sightseeing.
LOU: That wouldn't seem right: being a tourist, when my daughter's out there saving lives.
Lucas says he could help, but Lou says he hasn't got any skills which would be useful. Vanessa suggests he could be a clown, like some of the doctors at the hospital do. Lou thinks that's a good idea.
Kate gets a text from Georgia. "Didn't go as well as I hoped but fingers crossed." Chris and Kyle arrive back from his appointment. Kyle says that there's no change (although Chris says they're no worse). Kate asks what happened with Georgia, saying she thought they agreed he would take her back.
KYLE: We didn't agree: you ordered.
He tells her he's not ready to take Georgia back, especially after what he and Kate did. Chris comes back from his room into an uncomfortable silence, and Kate goes out. Chris asks what's wrong, because there's obviously something.
Kyle says it was heat of the moment, and he knows it was wrong. Chris reckons it was out of character, but Kyle isn't so sure. He says if he tells Georgia, she'll be shattered. Chris asks if he wants her back. Kyle's not sure. Why would he sleep with Kate if he wanted Georgia back? Chris asks about Kate. Kyle says she thinks it's a stupid mistake and wants to forget it. He's probably ruined their friendship. Chris says they probably need space, which Kyle points out is hard when they live in the same house.
Lou tells Sonya and Toadie that Mai Ling is thrilled he's going over, and promises to let them know how it's going. Bailey suggest he should write a blog, but Lou isn't sure he'll have time. Toadie asks if he has a (clown) routine worked out. Lou demonstrates his cheek wobble, and Toadie chokes on his drink. Sheila arrives and Lou goes to see her, Bailey suggesting he make a move quick!
Inside, Sheila gives Lou a present - a squeaky clown's nose. She says she will miss him. He invites her to join them at the BBQ, but she has to go back to Kyle. He tells her he'll be keeping a blog. Sheila is impressed at this technology. He asks her to comment on his blog, which she says she will. She kisses him on the cheek, and leaves. Bailey has come in for more meat, and reckons Sheila has the hots for Lou, which he thinks is codswallop, but he looks pleased all the same.
Georgia comes to see if Kyle is going to Lou's leaving BBQ, but he says he isn't, although Kate is going - she's gone to get some wine to take. Kyle then says that he's going to Frankston for a while, because he needs space from everyone. Georgia begs him not to go, saying that running away won't help. He says he needs to be at home to clear his head. Georgia doesn't understand why it's such a big deal. Sheila comes in, picks up on the mood, and says she'll come back later, but Kyle is ready to go. Georgia is devastated.
Georgia tells Kate she doesn't understand what's going on with Kyle, and says he's gone to Frankston to get away from her. Kate asks if that's what he said. Georgia admits that he didn't, but he didn't deny it. Kate tells her not to blame herself, and says that Kyle's struggling with accepting his injury. Georgia says there's more to it, and asks Kate if she knows if anything's going on. Kate says nothing, and Georgia asks her again.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Chris is annoyed that he's stuck in the middle after Kyle hooked up with Kate
- Kate tries to dissuade Georgia from going to Frankston, and she tells Chris it was a mistake to encourage her
- Callum doesn't want to be in the play. He is angry at Bailey. Bailey tells him that's OK, but he has to talk to Rani
- Rani gives Callum a script which contains everything she wanted to say