Previously on Neighbours
- Bailey tries to boost Lou's ego by impersonating Sheila and posting comments on his blog
- Chris, Josh and Mason team up to prevent Robbo's video going viral
- Robbo is the victim of a hit- and- run – and both Lucas and Toadie saw him on the night
- Karl tells Toadie that tests showed no drugs or alcohol in his system
Toadie is up late on the computer, looking up information about memory loss. Sonya comes in to check on him; Toadie admits he's worried that he might be blocking out what he did to Robbo as a traumatic event, particularly now they can't be certain his drink was spiked. Sonya tells him to stop self- diagnosing and come to bed. He eventually agrees.
Josh fiddles pensively with his knuckles. He and Brad are about to start a training session, but Josh seems tired, and claims he woke up with a cold. Josh has state trials today, and Brad tells him he can't let a cold stuff things up; however, Josh insists he's ill, and says he's thinking of pulling out of the trials. Brad thinks it's just nerves, and tells him he'll be fine once he gets his head in the right space.
Lou is browsing through his ‘little black book' (although as Bailey points out, it's actually green), in which he's written profiles of past romantic conquests. He calls it a ‘volume of voluptuous vulpines', and explains to Mason and Bailey that he's been inspired by Sheila's crush on him.
LOU: Her infatuation with me, although utterly repulsive, has nevertheless put a bit of lead back in the old pencil! So why shouldn't I get out there and have a bit of fun, eh?
MASON: You're looking to bag yourself a rich widow, Gramps?
Lou tells Mason that it's not only young people who can enjoy romance.
LOU (leaving): Now, I might get changed and nip down the community centre. Bingo today!
BAILEY: And I need to go and think about something else before I'm scarred for life.
MASON: I thought you set him straight about Sheila.
BAILEY: Yeah, I tried.
MASON: Obviously not successfully.
BAILEY: Well you heard him. He's got ‘lead in his pencil'. Okay, I seriously need to go and think about something else.
Bailey goes off to his room. Mason chuckles, but the smile is soon wiped from his face when he gets a mystery text, and he hurries out.
Toadie is about to head to work, although he jokes to Sonya that once the word gets out about his possible involvement in Robbo's accident, he might be his only client! They discuss what they should tell Callum, and agree it would be better for him to hear it from them than anyone else. Toadie thanks Sonya for her support last night, and she flirtatiously says he can pay her back later – once he's woken Cal up for school. But when Toadie goes to Cal's room, he isn't there.
Actually, Cal's already out and en route to school, having stopped off at Harold's for a coffee with Josie. He apologises for making her pretend to be his girlfriend in front of Imogen at the exhibition, but Josie's cool with it.
CALLUM: You didn't feel awkward?
JOSIE: No. If you ever need a fake girlfriend, I'm here for you.
Josie asks what the story is with Cal and Imogen; he says Imogen thought he was into her.
JOSIE: So you're not?
CALLUM: Me? What? No way. She's old!
Josie invites Cal to come to dinner one night to try out this new app she has, but oddly doesn't explain what it is. Cal agrees. Bailey arrives and steals some of Cal's breakfast, before breaking the news to him that Toadie is number one suspect in Robbo's hit- and- run!
Josh is fiddling with his knuckles again, while Chris and Hudson stand nearby, looking pensive.
HUDSON: Hey, what's wrong with your hand?
Josh has a flashback to his and Chris's encounter with Robbo in the shed on the night of the accident; they ask to see the phone that has the video of Amber on it, but Robbo wants his money first. Chris hands it over.
Back in the present, Chris asks Hudson if he's okay – he says he's just worried about the swimming trials. Chris tells Hudson and Josh they'll be great.
Josh is too busy having another flashback though: this time, Robbo shows them as he supposedly deletes the video of Amber from his phone. Chris asks for a closer look, but Robbo says they'll have to trust him.
Back in the present again, Mason arrives – they've apparently arranged to meet him. Chris says he wasn't able to get any information about Robbo from the hospital; but that Georgia's working today, so he may try to find out something from her later.
CHRIS: What I want to know is, what happened to the money? I mean, did he still have it on him? Did he stash it somewhere?
MASON: Hudson, I will pay you back as quickly as I can, okay?
HUDSON: Yeah. Whenever.
CHRIS: Well if you got it back, you wouldn't have to repay him. Anyway, that can wait. Any luck cracking the laptop?
MASON: Still working on it.
CHRIS: Well cracking it is the only way we're gonna know for sure whether he's uploaded that video.
Josh looks worried, and Chris tells Mason to keep the laptop safe.
No 32 (Mason and Bailey's room)
Mason is trying various passwords for Robbo's laptop, such as ‘Robbo1', Robbo2', ‘Robbo3' and ‘Mount Isa'! His phone rings; it's Kate, and he doesn't answer it. None of his guesses meet with success, and in frustration he flings the notepaper against the wall.
Toadie apologises for not telling Callum earlier that he's implicated in Robbo's accident. Cal remembers that he heard someone leaving the house on the night of the accident, and points out that it fits with when Robbo got hit.
CALLUM: So did you do it?
TOADIE: No, it's a fair question. I guess… it's one that I don't have an answer to.
Toadie says he remembers leaving the house, and vaguely remembers speaking to Robbo – but then nothing until he woke up in Imogen's car. Callum brazenly offers to give Toadie a false alibi, and Sonya and Toadie both veto that idea immediately. But Cal tells them they need to stop protecting him by not telling him stuff – he can handle the truth.
Georgia arrives to wait for Kyle to get home, and Chris seizes the opportunity to quiz her about Robbo. He asks if there's any change in his condition, but she says there isn't; he's still unconscious, and she can't discuss further details. Chris keeps probing, however, asking if the police found anything interesting in Robbo's belongings. Georgia says not as far as she knows. Chris turns it into a joke, asking if there was a colour TV or a ‘big wad of cash', but Georgia says not. She goes to crash out in Kyle's room.
Lou is romancing Drew Kirk's mother (or at least the actor who played her) in Charlie's, while Sheila watches from behind the bar with suspicion. Lou goes to get a drink and a packet of peanuts for him and his lady- friend, who is really called Elsie.
LOU: We met today at the community centre, playing bingo.
SHEILA: Hmm, a lot of desperates hang out there.
LOU: Where were you, then? I'll have you know, Elsie is one of the most attractive women it's been my good fortune to meet. She is intelligent, fun and very well- travelled.
SHEILA: Righto. Here you are, lover boy. Two pinot gigolos. Sorry – grigios.
Lou's left his wallet in the car, and goes to get it – but while he's gone, Sheila comes over to pry, assuming Elsie is paying for Lou's company!
SHEILA: So do you pay for it upfront or do you have to do that at the end? And can you use credit cards, or BPAY?
ELSIE: Oh, you want us to pay for these now?
SHEILA: Oh no, not for the drinks! For Lou!
ELSIE: I really have no idea what you're talking about.
SHEILA: You don't have to pretend on my account, love. I'm just talking about Lou being a male escort.
ELSIE: Lou isn't a male escort?!
Sheila pretends to feel guilty about having dropped Lou in it, and retreats to the bar.
Hudson is working out in the gym with Brad, when Josh shows up in his school uniform. He's been to school but says he's still not feeling well enough to do the trials. Brad is still sure it's just nerves, but Josh denies it. Brad asks if something's happened, and Josh goes quiet for a minute – but decides to confirm that he's just nervous instead. Brad sends Josh to get changed, and once he's gone, says to Hudson that Josh seems to have lost his confidence. Hudson says Josh'll be okay, but looks worried.
Lou comes back in with his wallet.
ELSIE: You pervert! How dare you think I'd stoop so low?
She flings a drink over him, much to Sheila's delight, before storming out of the bar! Lou immediately asks what Sheila said, and she admits she let slip about his past escort work!
LOU: You did this deliberately, didn't you? If you can't have me, no- one else can, is that it?
Lou assures Sheila he will find someone else despite her meddling, and she throws him out!
Callum and Josie are walking home. He confides that he's worried about going home given the circumstances, and Josie offers for him to come and hang out at her house whenever he likes. Cal says he's sure Toadie isn't responsible for Robbo's accident, and Josie assures him it will work out. Nonetheless Cal is worried that Toadie will go to jail, but Josie assures him that real- life police are very thorough, unlike the ones on TV who are always making mistakes. He thanks her for walking him home and being a good mate.
Bailey interrupts, asking if Cal wants to work on their science project. Cal says he's doing it with Josie, giving Bailey the cold shoulder. Bailey guesses that Cal's upset because he told him about Toadie being under suspicion, and insists he shouldn't shoot the messenger. Cal points out that the Turners caused Robbo to come to Erinsborough, however; and says that if Toadie goes to jail, it's Bailey's fault! Rather than calling this out for the blatant injustice it is, Josie agrees with Callum, and the two walk off, leaving Bailey looking sad.
Toadie comes off the phone to an old colleague at Simmons & Colbert, who specialises in criminal law. Sonya thinks they should be thinking positive, but Toadie says they need to face facts – he could get arrested, and if so he'll still need representation. He's also worried about the media, and any friends or family of Robbo's who might want to get revenge. Sonya tells him he's innocent, and that they can handle anything that's thrown at them. Toadie gets upset, asking who will look after Nell, Callum and Sonya if he's put away.
SONYA: I will!
TOADIE: Babe, you nearly fell apart after Walter. You were scared you were going to use again. And Robbo has been freaking you out, and you've got a baby and a teenager and a small business to run. And how are you going to deal with that with a husband who's on trial? You're not!
SONYA: Okay – you've had to take on a lot of my baggage. And you've been the strong one in the past, I accept that. I do. But you need to accept that I am going to step up now. Look, when one of us falls, the other one picks them up. That's marriage, and we're married. We are married. You've been with me through my darkest times. And now I'm gonna be here, I'm gonna be here with you. And no matter what happens – I've got it covered.
TOADIE: Thank you.
SONYA: And you're innocent! You are innocent!
TOADIE: So if I didn't run Robbo down, who did, then?
Dingoes Gym (changing room)
Cue Josh, in obvious pain, flashing back to another encounter with Robbo on the night of the accident – this time in the street.
ROBBO: Can't stay away from me, can you?
JOSH: Give me the phone.
ROBBO: Bit like Amber, really. Of course, you could only dream about what we had.
JOSH: I want proof you deleted that file. Give me the phone.
ROBBO: Told you I did.
JOSH: For eight grand you can give me the whole thing. What do you think?
Robbo walks away, but Josh grabs him, demanding to have the phone. Robbo turns menacing, and says he's fed up of Josh – before beginning to punch him. Josh punches him back, and a fight breaks out.
Back in the present, Josh lifts his T- shirt to reveal some nasty bruising on his stomach; and we realise why he doesn't want to do the swimming trials.
Monday on Neighbours
- It's Josh's turn for a ‘DID HE DO IT?', as Brad asks if he's been in a fight
- Hudson concludes the fight was with Robbo, and Chris says Hudson can't cover for Josh
- Josh goes to the hospital and confronts Amber when he finds her by Robbo's bedside