Previously on Neighbours
- Kate hogs all Georgia's exhibition organising fun, while Georgia continues to shine as a singer
- Much macho posturing between Robbo and Mason over That Video, as Paul agrees to weigh in
- Matt's petty jealousy of Brad and Terese's relationship continues
- A series of unlikely contrivances leads to Brad finding Lauren's sketch of him
Lauren is heading out when Matt comes in – he's been helping out at the university with the exhibition. Unsure as to whether he's seen the sketch (though it transpires he hasn't), Lauren asks what happened to the Mount Isa house picture; Matt explains they needed the frame for the exhibition, but that they'll get it back. Lauren makes out she's worried about the house sketch and prepares to go and find it at the uni; Matt says Kate promised to take good care of it, and that the common room is locked now anyway so Lauren won't get in. Matt apologises, but Lauren says it's fine; she'll retrieve it in the morning.
Mason gets a text from Paul, saying: “Stop calling me, I told you I'd take care of Robbo.” Kate, who saw who it was from but not the message, thinks it's weird Paul's texting Mason out of work hours, and Kyle agrees – but Mason brushes it off.
KYLE: Maybe he's one of those creepy bosses who likes to be friends with his employees.
The conversation is interrupted by the arrival of Georgia, who's just back from the medical conference she went to in Adelaide. Kyle's thrilled to see her, as is Kate – and Georgia immediately asks how the exhibition organisation's been going. Kate begins to give her a comprehensive run- down but Kyle pointedly interrupts, saying they can talk about it later; and he and Georgia head to his room to ‘catch up'. Mason looks pensive.
Later, in Kate's room, Mason makes some asinine remark about it being hard to be away from someone you care about, pretending he's talking about Kyle and Georgia. But Kate quickly realises it's a thinly- veiled (and G- rated) attempt by him to point out that they haven't TITTNL in a while. He goes in to kiss her, but she stops him, saying she knows it's been a while , but it just feels too soon.
Next morning, Brad runs into Lauren, and in a subtext- loaded conversation, quickly reveals to her that he saw her drawing of him. Lauren tries to close the conversation down, but an amused Brad tells her he doesn't remember sitting for it! Lauren claims she did it from memory, and that it's no big deal – she's sketched all manner of people from the old days, including Brad's sister Gaby and Lucy Robinson. Brad's still suspicious as to why Lauren's kept the sketch for years – she claims it's because she had the sketch of the Mount Isa house on the other side. It's all very awkward so she runs off to retrieve the sketch.
Georgia gets up to find that her gig with Karl at Charlie's has ‘gone viral' on the Internet; Chris shows her the video, which has accrued more than 6,000 hits.
In the back garden, Kate and Mason are having breakfast; she asks if he's mad with her because her illness has affected their TITTNL, but he assures her there's no pressure – claiming he's got a lot of other stuff on his mind. Kate quickly guesses it's to do with Robbo, and reassures him he'll be locked up soon, but Mason remains quiet, and changes the subject, asking Kate how she is. She says she's fine. More awkward silence.
Lauren is searching through a pile of exhibits for her sketch; Kyle has been helping her look, but he hasn't been able to find it, and thinks the cleaners might have thrown it away last night. Lauren is worried.
LAUREN: How can I find out for sure?
KYLE: I dunno. Short of sifting through the rubbish. You're not considering doing that, are you?
LAUREN: Of course not; don't be ridiculous.
But comedy incidental music tells us she's planning on doing just that – and sure enough, outside, she starts rummaging through the wheelie- bins, much to the amusement of some extras. Brad turns up (he left his sunglasses here last night) and is amused to find Lauren rifling through the bins. She admits Matt doesn't know about the portrait, and doesn't want him to stumble across it. Brad laughs, telling her she shouldn't have hidden it from him in the first place. Lauren admits that Matt wouldn't be pleased if he found it, saying they don't have the same kind of relationship that Brad and Terese do – so Brad offers to help her look.
Georgia continues to bask in the glory of her viral video, while Kyle, Kate, Mason and Chris fawn around her saying how brilliant she is. They read out some of the comments on the video, which are all very complimentary – except for those that mention Karl!
MASON (reading): She's great, but who is the old guy in the background?
KYLE (reading): Hope Grandpa doesn't bust a hip trying to keep up!
Chris says that all the comments about Georgia are great, and that this could make her a star.
CHRIS: Once stuff goes online it has a life of its own. You can't control it anymore.
Mason looks worried, remembering the video Robbo has of he and Amber TITTNL, and his threat to make it go viral. We're treated to a helpful flashback, in case we missed the insinuation.
Later, in Kate's room, Mason's heading to work early – he wants to talk to Paul before his shift starts. He kisses Kate goodbye. As he leaves, Chris comes in, asking if Kate wants to come and hang out with her and Hudson, but she's not feeling it, and gets back into bed. Chris asks if she's okay; Kate admits her diagnosis is affecting her relationship with Mason. She says he's always asking what he can do for her, but she doesn't want to have to spell it out for him. She knows it's unreasonable of her and that he's trying, but feels it's weird that Mason is the only person she can't talk to about it. She goes on to slag him off for not being able to read what she's thinking, like everyone else she's close to can.
KATE: I sound like such a horrible person, don't I?
Chris quickly reassures her otherwise, saying she's a good person going through something terrible.
Mason rushes into work, and Brad and Lauren walk past; they've had no luck finding the sketch, and Lauren has dirt on her face from the bins! Brad is just wiping it off with his hand, when Matt turns up, and everyone looks awkward.
BRAD: I was just wiping some dirt off Lauren's face.
MATT: Well I hate to state the obvious, but that's not your job. Why do you have dirt on your face?
Lauren explains they were looking for the (Mount Isa) sketch. Matt offers to join the hunt, saying he loves the sketch.
MATT: A fresh pair of eyes might be all that's needed. Especially from someone with more experience.
BRAD: Searching through garbage?
MATT: Looking for evidence. Thanks for helping my wife; I can take it from here.
Brad leaves, and Matt insists that he and Lauren continue hunting for the sketch!
Chris and Hudson are watching Georgia's video on a laptop. Paul comes to talk to Hudson about the sponsorship, but notices the video, and does his intrigued face, admitting she's very good. He asks who wrote the song she's singing.
PAUL: Sounds as if it's got too much melody to be one of Karl's.
Hudson explains that Georgia wrote the song herself, and Paul looks even more intrigued. He asks Chris to email him a link to the video – Chris asks if Paul wants to set up more gigs for Georgia, and he says ‘something like that'.
Later, Paul is watching the video on his laptop, and speaking to Tim Collins on the phone. He predicts that Georgia will ‘go far' and asks Tim to draw up an artist's contract for him. Mason rushes in, and asks Paul to hurry along his plan to deal with Robbo.
PAUL: Mason, what I'm doing takes time.
MASON: How much time?
PAUL: You don't need to worry about that right now. All I want you to do is keep Robbo on- side, make him believe you are trying to get the money for him.
MASON: Can you at least tell me what's going on? What have you got planned?
PAUL: I'm going to beat Robbo at his own game. That is all you need to know right now.
Mason notices the video, and points out how it proves that once something gets on the Internet it spreads. But Paul says Robbo won't be a problem anymore by the time he's through with him.
Matt and Lauren come in; they've had no success finding the sketch, and Matt admits he may have overreacted before when he saw Brad touching Lauren. We learn Matt has a history of jealousy, and that he moved butcher's in Mount Isa after he learned the proprietor was slipping Lauren extra lamb cutlets! Lauren says it's not such a bad thing the sketch has gone – it represented the past, and she wants to replace it with a sketch of Matt instead, if he'll sit for it. Matt says he'd be honoured, and kisses her goodbye. Brad comes in and, seeing Matt, quickly defends himself, saying he's only here for coffee. Matt tells him not to worry, and leaves. Brad admits that, after seeing Matt's reaction earlier, it probably is best after all that he doesn't know about the portrait of him – and decides he won't tell Terese about it either. Lauren's grateful.
As Chris and Hudson sit down for breakfast, Kyle is still watching Georgia's video. Kate comes in; she's had some flyers done for the exhibition launch, but Kyle tells her she didn't need to do that. Moreover, she tells her she doesn't need to be involved with the exhibition at all now Georgia's home, as there's not enough for three people to do. Kate looks heartbroken but says that's okay, and makes a quick exit.
Chris comes in, and asks Kyle if he's excluding Kate from the exhibition because he feels weird about spending so much time with her. Kyle admits that might be part of it, but says there's nothing wrong with ‘deweirdifying' the situation. Chris points out that Kate's been using the exhibition to distract her from her diagnosis, and that it would be nice if Kyle could keep her involved. Kyle says he'll do whatever he can to support her otherwise, but that there's no sense in changing his decision now.
Matt comes in, and startles Mason, who's looking for something; he claims it's his phone charger. Matt asks Mason how he's feeling about Robbo's pending court case. Mason asks if Robbo will go to jail; Matt can't promise that, but says he's proud of how Mason's handled the situation. Mason has another flashback to Robbo blackmailing him over the video of Amber, and looks worried.
Georgia comes to meet Paul; he's asked to see her. He thinks the video has been great advertising both for Charlie's and Georgia, and comments on her songwriting. He asks if she could see herself pursuing a career in singing, and she says she would if she could. Paul immediately offers her a regular gig at Charlie's – the caveat being that it's a solo contract, meaning no Karl! Georgia says that would be unfair on Karl, as he was the one who helped her get all this attention. But Paul says Karl's holding Georgia back, and tells her she needs to dump him if she wants the gig!
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Susan tells Terese she thinks Imogen has an eating disorder, but gets short shrift
- Georgia turns down Paul's offer, and Karl learns of the details, before intervening
- Kate finds out Vanessa's pregnant, and randomly starts shouting at her