Previously on Neighbours
- Amber finds Lauren's portrait of Brad from when he was younger. Lauren doesn't want Matt to see it.
- Terese stops Brad from answering a phone call during their 'date night.'
- Kate helps Kyle with organising Georgia's fundraiser.
- Lucas is invited to a poker game at the old radio station.
Lucas buys into the game of poker, and Robbo walks in. He's running the game. Lucas is happy to stay as long as it is a fair game.
Number 22 (Back Yard)
While Brad is hanging up the washing, on a clothes horse rather than a washing line for some reason, Terese suggests that they go on another date night. Brad is far too busy, but they suggest they go on a picnic during the afternoon when he's free. Terese is pleased, and goes to get the picnic basket.
Robbo raises Lucas's bet, and Lucas matches it. Robbo has a full house but Lucas has a better hand, taking Robbo's money. Lucas is ready to walk away, but Robbo convinces him to stay.
Harold's Exterior (by the bins)
Lauren thanks Matt for helping her with the spring clean, and asks him if he's chosen a photo for the Father's Day Exhibition. Lauren says they're both good photos.
MATT: Yeah, the one of me of the cop just makes me look, I don't know, uptight!
LAUREN: Not at all, I think it makes you look... efficient!
They spot Brad and Terese in the park having their picnic, kissing each other. Lauren explains they must be on one of their 'date nights' or 'date afternoons.'
MATT: They still go on dates? What are they, fifteen?
LAUREN: Yeah, they still do romantic things for each other, and I happen to think it's lovely.
(Lauren storms off)
MATT: Um... sorry?
Kyle gets off the phone from Georgia - she's going to be back in time for the launch. Kate and Chris are sorting out materials for the exhibition. Sheila says the event is going to be massive, and assures Kate everyone at work is talking about it. Kate feels on edge because there's still so much to do. Kate says they still need to get Toadie's and Lucas's photos for the exhibition. Kyle says he'll swing by and get them.
Toadie shows Kyle his photo, where he's dressed up in his wrestling gear as 'The Lawman'. Toadie doesn't think its right for the exhibition. He's a family man now, and that's how his clients like to see him, so that photo isn't the best image for him. Callum had said before that if Toadie wasn't comfortable with the photo then they could take another one, but he's out at the moment. They suggest getting a professional photographer, and as Kyle has to see Lucas anyway, they decide to bring him around.
Lucas gets a phone call during his poker game, and decides to ignore it. Lucas raises Robbo's bet, and Robbo matches it. Robbo wins the hand and takes Lucas's money. Lucas thinks he should go home while he still has the money. Robbo says he knows Lucas is looking for a new house, and the money he has won't pay for the moving van. Lucas decides to stay in the game.
Lucas starts winning again. After a thrilling poker montage, Lucas goes all in, and Robbo folds. Lucas decides to go and gets his chips cashed in. Robbo wants a chance to get his money back, Lucas says he gave him a chance and he blew it. Robbo asks for one more hand, but Lucas refuses. He takes his winnings and leaves. Lucas leaves the station smiling, stopping for a moment to reflect on what he's done. He looks worried and starts walking.
Brad and Terese, arms around each other, meet Lauren and Matt in the store. They tell them they were on one of their dates. Matt awkwardly says that every night is date night at their place, Lauren laughs that it's not like they have candlelit dinners every night. Matt asks if that is what Lauren wants, if it is she should say something as he's not a mind reader. She says it isn't and goes to the kitchen, Matt following her.
As Lucas prepares to take Toadie's photo, Kyle asks if he's alright, he's looking a little vacant and distracted. Lucas starts taking Toadie's photo, looking worried.
Lauren and Matt are unpacking boxes in the kitchen. Matt wants to know what Lauren is thinking about, as he thinks she's making a mental list of all the things he doesn't do for her. Lauren thinks it would be nice for them to enjoy their own date night.
LAUREN: I just think it would be nice to enjoy dinner and a movie, like we used to, before we became, I don't know...
Matt asks if she's envious of Brad and Terese. Lauren assures him that she's not, and asks him to drop the subject, it's absurd. Lauren leaves the kitchen.
Lucas enters the store and joins Vanessa and Patrick. He tells them he missed them. They missed him too and were trying to call him. She asks how work was, and notices Lucas looking a little strange. She asks if everything is okay. Lucas says he's still worried, but he's going to be a bit more positive about everything.
Lauren and Matt are unpacking the shopping, noting that they've bought enough food for 6 people as Lou will be back next week.
MATT: 6 people in the house? Can't imagine why it would be hard to be romantic.
LAUREN: I never said... this is ridiculous. You are romantic, and I'm not jealous of Brad and Terese.
MATT: You're not just saying that?
LAUREN: Of course not, and I didn't mean to make you feel uncomfortable before.
LAUREN: I just didn't want to make Terese feel bad or inferior because they need to go on organised date nights to keep their love alive. I love you, I love our life and I'm not jealous of anyone or anybody.
They kiss. Matt and Lauren note they have the place to their selves - until Kate knocks at the door and walks in. Kate asks if Matt has his Dad's of Erinsborough photo. Matt says there are two photos and he hasn't decided between them yet. He shows Kate the photos, one of him playing basketball, 'the ego- stroker' and one of him at work, 'the real me.' Kate says she likes both of them. Matt picks the one of him at work. Kate asks if he has a frame for it. Matt takes down Lauren's sketch of the house in Mount Isa, and says they can use that frame, as long as Kate looks after it and doesn't lose the sketch inside. Kate thanks him and leaves.
Kyle is wondering about transporting the photos to the Exhibition. Kyle goes to get some towels to stop the frames breaking. Chris asks Kate why she's being so full on about the exhibition, why does she seem so stressed out? Kate says it feels good doing something positive. Chris realises that she wants to do something nice for Georgia, as she still feels bad about her and Kyle. Kate hadn't thought about it like that, but he's probably right. Chris thinks it's a really nice thing to do. If she's going to feel guilty, she might as well do something useful with it. He tells her to stop feeling guilty, and give herself a break.
Sheila serves Robbo a drink.
SHEILA: The only reason I'm serving you is because Paul's banned me from banning people. Try not to choke on it.
ROBBO: So mean. I like that. What have you got against me, I'd like to know?
SHEILA: There's not enough hours in the day... love!
Lucas meets Robbo, and tells Lucas that he's done with the game. Robbo tries to convince Lucas to play another game.
ROBBO: Even the best of us can't resist the thrill of a game. Me, you, your mate Sonya .
LUCAS: You don't talk about Sonya. You leave her alone.
ROBBO: You'll be back and gambling within a week. If you win a few hands you won't even remember Sonya's name. You know where to find me.
Lucas walks away.
Terese asks Lauren why she would be envious of her and Brad? Lauren says it looks like they were having a good time together. Terese says she and Brad have been at each other's throats all week. They have their moments like every other marriage. Lauren realises she was being silly, but making up with Matt afterwards was nice. Lauren notices her sketch is gone, and starts to panic. Terese suggests that Matt must have taken the frame to the exhibition. Lauren agrees that must have happened, but looks worried.
Matt and Brad are with some volunteers taking in boxes for the exhibition, seeing the photo of Brad in a box. Matt wants to apologise for the stupid things he said earlier, he was a bit envious of Brad and Terese being lovey- dovey with each other. He thought Lauren was jealous and it made him jealous. Brad tells Matt to think nothing of it. Matt takes a box in. Brad looks through a box and finds Lauren's Mount Isa sketch, turning it over and seeing the sketch she did of him.