Previously on Neighbours
- Terese puts Caroline on notice
- Caroline seeks Paul's help with Terese; he puts his hand on her leg, which Sheila sees.
- Terese asks Paul about it, and he denies knowledge
- Georgia thanks Kate for her support. Kate offers to go to Frankston with her, which Georgia turns down.
- Kyle tells Kate he knows who he wants to be with
Georgia is angrily reminding Kyle that he didn't respond to her calls or texts. He apologises, but says everything got on top of him. Georgia wonders why he didn't tell her, and he says it's easier to be angry that admit to not coping. She apologises for going overboard with the caring. He tells her not to be sorry - it's about him not thinking about other people. She says it was horrible not hearing from him for three days. He asks her if she wants to give it another shot. She doesn't answer.
Kate tells Chris that she thought he'd be happy. He says if it comes out, he'll always be "the friend who knew", who could have told Georgia. Kate says there'll never be a reason for Georgia to be mad. Kyle and Georgia come in with an announcement: they're getting back together.
No 30, aka Kapoor- Rebecchi Solicitors
Toadie tells Caroline that Paul has refused to come to conciliation, so the matter will have to go to court. Therefore, they will need to get more statements. She asks what are the chances of a settlement, and Toadie says practically nil: there will be a trial. Ajay reminds her she's doing this because Paul sexually harassed her. Toadie says they have to check her statement again, because Tim Collins is a shark amongst sharks. They tells her not to worry because she has the truth on her side. She asks if taking bribes from Paul will come out. Toadie says it will be the first thing Tim brings up. Looking rather worried, Caroline remembers another appointment. Ajay tells Toadie that he thinks they're going to lose.
Caroline finds Paul and asks to speak to him. He guesses she's come to talk about a settlement, give he'd refused. She offers to take less, saying she deserves some compensation for what he did. He reminds her that he paid her to lie against Mason, and that she's had a bag and other freebies. He challenges her as to whether her claim will stand up in court.
CAROLINE: You're a pig.
PAUL: Careful, or I might sue for defamation.
She tells him that every time he called her darling or sweetheart, it was harassment. He says she should have told him to stop. She says she was afraid of losing her job.
PAUL: Not my problem. There will be no settlement. So I'll see you in court. Darling.
Caroline storms out, and meanwhile Terese has come in, looking disturbed at what she has seen.
Mason is hitting a car engine (or whatever) with a spanner. Lucas suggests a cricket bat, then asks him about Imogen. Mason says they broke up because she thought he was hung up on Kate. Lucas says that it's obvious he's still in love with her, which Mason denies. Lucas says he was hung up on Vanessa a long time, so Mason admits he still has feelings for Kate. Lucas tells him to say something, but Mason says it's not that simple and he doesn't need Lucas's advice.
Terese lays into Paul for speaking to Caroline. He tells her that Caroline approached him, but Terese says it was inappropriate. Paul says that Caroline wanted a settlement, but he refused because she's in a hole she can't get out of. Terese tells him to stay away from her, which Paul says is fine by him.
Karl is about to remove Kyle's bandages, telling him he has to wear sunglasses outside. Georgia says she'll be the first person he sees. Karl removes the bandages, and Kyle see Kate as she walks in. Georgia asks if he can see her. He turns to look at her, and tells her she's beautiful. He glances over at Kate as he and Georgia hug.
Harold's - aka Kapoor- Rebecchi Solicitors
Ajay tells Caroline that they've got a court date on Tuesday week. She's surprised it's that soon, and he says it's luck, although they've got a lot of work to do before then. He gives her the bill for the work so far, and she asks how much it's going to cost if she loses. He says it'll be expensive. She asks if there's some way they can reduce the bill, or even forget about it. She runs her hand up his leg. He looks uncomfortable, and says they need to keep the relationship professional.
Sonya asks Ajay if he's sure, and he describes what happened. She points out that Caroline might not be lying about Paul, but may just be desperate. Ajay says having her as a client is a bad idea. Toadie disagrees, but says they need to be clear on the facts.
TOADIE: When Tim Collins gets her on the stand...
AJAY: He'll have her for breakfast.
Mason asks Lucas how he and Vanessa got together, given she was engaged to someone else. He says he didn't give up. He asks Mason what's holding him back, and Mason says that he feels he can't compete with Brennan.
LUCAS: It's not a competition, it's life.
He tells Mason that Kate's changed since she was with Brennan. Mason gets a text saying there's a barbie at Kyle's. Lucas tells him to man up and go.
Paul tells Toadie that Caroline approached him, which surprises Toadie. Paul says that he won't be paying up and if they go to court, it will be a long and fruitless case. He tells Toadie to think about what advice to give Caroline.
No 30, aka Kapoor- Rebecchi Solicitors
Ajay and Toadie tell Caroline that it hasn't done her case any good approaching Paul, and neither has accepting money to lie in court. She tells them that she was scared, and she needed a job.
CAROLINE: I wasn't in a position of power like he was, and he shouldn't be allowed to get away with it.
She asks them what they're going to do. Then Toadie gets a phone call from Tim Collins.
Harold's - outside
Paul tells Terese that following Tim's discussion with Toadie, Caroline has accepted a small cash settlement. Terese says that *she* told him to settle. Paul is unimpressed, but she says she knows about his track record. Paul scoffs, but she says she's heard about Rhiannon, although she doesn't know how he got away with it. Paul points out they would have won in court, but she says they have to stop taking risks. She hands him a booklet "Operational Guidelines" and tells him that she needs to approve any decision he takes.
PAUL: I don't answer to anyone. I own Lassiters.
TERESE: Part own. You answer to Lassiters International.
She reminds him that under his watch, they've lost a manager, their 5 star rating and their receptionist is suing for sexual harassment. So she's organised a one day workshop for all heads of department, including him. Paul is not enthusiastic, and Terese says he really needs to think about what he does, because it's harmful.
Terese approaches Caroline, and says she's come to apologise for what Paul did. Caroline says that maybe she was partly to blame, but she appreciates the apology, even though it should be from Paul. Terese says that unfortunately there are lots of Paul Robinsons out there, and she'd found herself in a similar situation when she was younger. She encourages her not to use the situation to her advantage, and tells her she can be smarter than Paul. Caroline thanks her.
Kyle has told Chris that Kate was the first person he saw when the bandages came off.
KYLE: I was so pumped to see Georgia. It was meant to be a fresh start. But seeing Kate, it's like something keeps shoving her in my face.
Chris asks if inviting Mason to the BBQ is such a good idea. Kyle says he wants everyone to be happy. Chris asks if he's happy, and Kyle says he's stoked Georgia took him back. Georgia and Kate come in and Georgia asks Kyle to help with the barbie. Chris asks Kate how things are, and she's worried that Georgia knows. Chris says that he thinks Georgia looks really happy. Kate's not sure. Chris says she could stay for a couple of drinks, then go. Simple. There's a knock at the door. Kyle goes to answer it - it's Mason. Kyle tells him there's good news: his eyes are working, and Kate's here. Kate comments to Chris that it's really simple(!)
Kate is leaning on the fence. Mason comes out and comments that that people might think she was avoiding him, which she denies. They chat awkwardkly, then she asks why he broke up with Imogen
MASON: She thought I was still hung up on you. And I know she's right.
He tells her he'd like to give it another shot, and she says she would as well. She says he really hurt her, and he says he's sorry, and he missed her. They kiss and hug. Then she says she can't do this, and walks off into the house.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Kate tells Kyle that she can't go back to Mason
- Lauren is surprised that Mason was with Imogen
- Mason and Josh argue
- Brad asks Imogen about her boyfriend, claiming he's interested in her life.
- Josh researches trainer Don Cotter online, then later goes for a training session with him