Previously on Neighbours
- Paul tells Marty that he wants Robbo gone
- Robbo goads Josh about Amber's feelings for him
- Robbo and Mason fight
- Toadie threatens Robbo
- Lucas loses thousands in Robbo's card game
- Chris tells Amber about the video Robbo took of her
- As he taunts them, somebody runs Robbo down
Morning. We cycle through shots of No 32, No 24 and No 22 - could this be some kind of clue? - before Imogen walks into Ramsay Street, looking tired and distressed. She calls Amber's mobile, but just gets her voicemail message, and hangs up - before walking into No 22.
Amber is sleeping on the sofa, and suddenly wakes up, finding 12 missed calls on her phone from Imogen. She looks worried and leaves.
We see Mason and Imogen's car, Hermione, parked in the road - and zoom in to find Toadie asleep behind the wheel. He wakes up and looks completely confused about his surroundings, his vision blurred. He checks the ignition, but there's no key in it. Toadie gets out of the car and walks home, but appears to be incredibly woozy from the night before...
Mason catches Amber sneaking in after spending all night out. He says Matt doesn't know she's been gone, but demands to know where she's been. She refuses to say, adding that Chris told her about the video Robbo made of them TITTNL, and wants to know why he kept it from her.
MASON: I was trying to spare you the humiliation.
AMBER: So instead I had to find out from Chris and his boyfriend. Have you any idea how that felt?
Mason says he's been out half of the night trying to make the video 'go away'. Amber asks if he's succeeded, but doesn't wait for an answer - saying she's seventeen now and that Mason can't protect her forever. He says he can - she's his little sister. Amber heads off to her room so as to avoid Lauren and Matt catching her, telling Mason she doesn't want to talk about it any further.
A dizzy Toadie staggers to the door of No 22 and knocks on it. Imogen comes out, having expected it to be Amber, claiming they were going to go for a walk. Imogen asks if Toadie's seen Amber, but he ignores her, telling her that her car is on Fairfax Road, unlocked - and that it's nothing to do with him.
TOADIE: At least, I think it didn't have anything to do with me.
Imogen asks if Toadie's okay, as he still appears to be incredibly dizzy. He says he feels weird - something he had at the exhibition last night must have disagreed with him. Imogen suggests he go to lie down; Toadie says that's a good idea, and goes to leave. Imogen thanks Toadie for letting her know about the car, and promises to go round now and pick it up. As Toadie goes home, Imogen goes over to No 32.
Imogen barges in as Mason's eating breakfast, asking if Amber's there. He says Amber's in bed, and Imogen drags Mason out of the door, saying she needs his help and that she'll explain on the way.
Callum, Sonya and Nell get up to find Toadie asleep on the sofa. Sonya explains to Cal that Toadie stayed up last night when she went to bed, and that he had too much to drink. Callum says he could have sworn he heard Toadie go out in the middle of the night, and tries to wake him up. But Sonya tells him to let Toadie rest, as all the shenanigans with Robbo have really exhausted him.
SONYA: Let's hope after tomorrow's court case we can just put it all behind us, eh?
CALLUM: Was it you?
SONYA: Was it me what?
CALLUM: That went out in the middle of the night.
SONYA: Why on earth would I go out in the middle of the night?
Sonya tells Callum that no- one went out; he must just have dreamt it, and tells him to go out and leave Toadie in peace. As Callum leaves, Sonya looks worried.
Susan tips Margie and is leaving with her coffee, when Sonya comes in. They discuss the previous night; Sonya explains Toadie had too much to drink at the exhibition. Susan tells Sonya that Karl was called into hospital in the middle of the night - Robbo was in an accident, and it looks like he was hit by a car. Sonya asks how bad it is; Susan doesn't know the specifics, but says Robbo won't be appearing in court tomorrow. Sonya gets upset, saying she's been preparing herself for the last two days for her witness testimony. Realising she sounds callous, Sonya says she wouldn't wish being run over on anyone.
SONYA: But is it wrong for me to admit that maybe he deserved it?
SUSAN: Everyone knows he's a nasty piece of work and he's been trying to intimidate you for weeks. You wouldn't be human if you didn't think this was some sort of justice.
Sonya says she wants the whole thing to be over, so they can get on with their lives. Susan says she'll just have to hang in a little longer, till Robbo's back on his feet.
Karl passes Matt a parcel full of Robbo's clothing, saying the hospital had to hang onto his valuables. Robbo's in surgery, with extensive injuries - as well as multiple fractures, he has abdominal bleeding and may lose a spleen and a kidney.
MATT: So no chance of him answering any questions then?
KARL: To be honest, he'd be lucky to get off the operating table.
Matt says he's been trying to contact Robbo's mum in Mount Isa, but has had no luck so far. Karl says he hopes he pulls through for her sake. Karl asks if Matt thinks it was a hit- and- run, and Matt tells him the police collisions unit is looking into it. Karl has to dart off.
Mason drives Hermione the car into the garage, and as he's getting out, finds a set of keys on the floor in the car. Pocketing them, he closes the garage doors, looking worried, then sets about examining one of the headlamps, which is broken.
Amber is looking tired and worried when Matt comes in. She jumps, and says she didn't sleep well. Matt tells her about Robbo's hospitalisation, and that it looks as if he's been hit by a car. Amber wonders if she should go and see him, but Matt says there's nothing anyone can do until the doctors have finished operating.
Matt then asks if Mason's up, as he wants to be clear on his movements last night. Immediately guessing Matt may be wondering if Mason was involved in Robbo's accident, Amber lies and tells Matt that she knows Mason was in the house all night, claiming she got up at one o'clock to get water, and Mason was eating ice- cream. Matt is relieved. He hugs Amber and tells her she's not responsible for what happened to Robbo, and that he's proud of the way she's handled everything. As he heads to work, Amber drops to a chair, clearly in shock.
Mason is doing some work on the broken headlamp, when Callum turns up and sees him through the window. Rushing out in order to stop Cal coming in, Mason tells him he's just working. Asking if Lucas minds, Mason says he doesn't - they're still mates and he has a key. When Cal tries to go inside to see what he's working on, Mason is quick to stop him.
CALLUM: Actually, I'm glad I caught you. You went out with Imogen, right?
Mason cuts Cal off, saying he's really busy and brusquely telling him to go elsewhere.
A road in Erinsborough
The police are doing their forensic work at the scene of the crime; Kelly Merolli has so far been unable to identify the vehicle involved or any witnesses. But she explains that the tyre- marks are consistent with the vehicle accelerating before hitting the victim.
MATT: Suggesting that whoever hit Robert Slade may have done so deliberately?
KELLY: That would be my guess.
Matt looks pensive.
Mason is still working on the car and has replaced the headlamp, but find that part of the indicator light underneath has snapped off.
A road in Erinsborough
Matt finds what looks like a bit of snapped indicator light at the scene of the crime!
No 22 (garden)
Amber comes to see Imogen, incredibly upset.
AMBER: Robbo's in surgery now. It sounds really bad!
IMOGEN: Calm down!
AMBER: But what if he dies?
IMOGEN: Then we'll deal with that when the time comes.
AMBER: He didn't deserve this.
IMOGEN: What's done is done.
AMBER: But it's all such a mess!
IMOGEN: Hey, can you keep your voice down? Do you want the whole neighbourhood to hear you?
AMBER: I went out looking for him last night. I took your car.
IMOGEN: Not a very wise move, I must say.
AMBER: I was desperate, I had to try and find him.
IMOGEN: So you could see if you could change his mind before the court case?
AMBER: Yeah, exactly!
Amber breaks down in tears, saying she doesn't know what to do. Imogen promises it will be okay, but looks far from certain. A musical montage begins.
Mason slams down the bonnet of the car and gets in, testing the headlamps to see if they lift up and down, which they do. He looks worried.
Amber sits at the kitchen table looking worried.
No 22 (garden)
Imogen paces up and down, looking worried. She begins to call Mason.
Toadie wakes up the sofa, looking confused.
No 22 (garden)
Imogen hangs up, looking frustrated.
Amber looks even more worried.
Toadie looks even more confused.
In the car, Mason looks worried.
Sonya comes in with Nell, wanting to talk to Karl about Robbo, and asking after his condition. Karl says he can't discuss it, but true to form, doesn't protest for long when she starts begging for him to tell her - eventually letting slip that it's likely Sonya won't have to go to court at all, thus implicitly suggesting that Robbo may well not recover. Sonya's overwhelmed with relief and hugs Karl, thanking him.
No 32 (garden)
Mason arrives, and Amber demands to know why he hasn't been answering his phone. Mason claims it was on silent. Amber tells Mason that Robbo's been hit by a car and may not survive.
MASON: Good. It's good to know tools like him get what they deserve.
AMBER: Nobody deserves to die!
MASON: Freaking out is not going to help anything.
AMBER: I lied to Dad about where you were last night.
MASON: What, was he asking?
AMBER: He wanted to make sure you didn't have anything to do with the accident.
MASON: What did you say?
AMBER: Well, I said you were home.
MASON: Good. That's good.
IMOGEN (to Mason): How'd it go? I saw you get home.
AMBER: How did what go?
IMOGEN: Sorry. I thought you must have talked to her.
AMBER: Talked to me about what?
MASON: Nothing. And just like you told Dad, we were all home last night. Asleep. None of us went anywhere. Agreed?
They all look at each other fearfully.
Toadie is taking painkillers when Sonya comes in with Nell. She tells him Robbo got hit by a car last night, and that he may not pull through - she tells him how relieved she is about it. Toadie, however, looks anything but relieved.
SONYA: What? Are you okay?
TOADIE: I don't feel good.
SONYA: How many beers did you have last night?
TOADIE: Enough to know I shouldn't drive, not enough to blank an entire night.
He tells Sonya he can't remember a single thing about last night. The last thing he remembers is Sonya going to bed, and that Toadie went out for some reason - and that the next thing he knew, he was waking up in Imogen's car on Fairfax Road. Sonya demands to know what he was doing going out in the middle of the night.
TOADIE: I think I went to find Robbo.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Big scary letters spell 'DID HE DO IT?' as Sonya asks Toadie why he went looking for Robbo
- Toadie says he was pretty angry with Robbo, but Sonya says there's no way he'd have run him down
- Robbo's still in hospital, in a bad way; Karl tells Lucas that someone's left him for dead
- Toadie has memories of meeting Robbo - he's worried he may have run him down
- Quickfire montage of possible culprits including Paul, Mason, Imogen, Marty, Sonya, Amber, Lucas, Lauren