Previously on Neighbours
- Paul meets Jack Lassiter at the hotel.
- The police tell Imogen that her car was involved in the hit and run
- Susan tells Terese she thinks Imogen has an eating disorder
- Kate is annoyed with Georgia for telling the police that Robbo mentioned Mason
- Kate tells Georgia that things aren't going well with Mason
- Mason tells Kate that he's told the police he was with her. She asks if he did it.
Kate says she wants to know what he was doing. Mason assures her he didn't hurt Robbo and that's all she needs to know.
KATE: Not if I'm going to be your alibi, it's not.
Mason points out she's his girlfriend, but she says it's hard to trust him when he acts like he's hiding something. He says he's trying to protect someone, but won't say who. He asks her to trust him, then leaves. She looks concerned.
Georgia is reading through some patient notes. Karl comes up and asks if they're Robbo's. She nods, and says she followed procedure, so why couldn't she save him? Karl says some things are out of their control. He tells her that this part of the job never gets easier. There are times when talking to someone helps, and sometimes you need to get away. Georgia says she needs to get her head around it.
No 22 - outside
Terese tells Imogen that the police have more questions about the car. Imogen is a bit jittery, which her parents pick up on, and ask her if there's anything she hasn't mentioned.
TERESE: It's only a few questions.
IMOGEN: About a guy being killed. This could be a murder.
Terese agrees it's horrible, and Brad points out that her information may help solve the case - and get Toadie off the hook.
Georgia tells Kate that she felt really helpless, seeing someone die when she was trying to save them. Kate asks if she's going to be OK. Georgia says it's all part of being a nurse. If she can't accept it, she's in the wrong profession. Kate says she's one of the kindest, most caring people she knows. Georgia points out that she reported Mason to the cops. Kate says that Mason said he didn't do it, and that's good enough for her. Georgia says it's the same with her and Toadie.
GEORGIA: Even if we don't know what happened that night, we still trust them.
Paul comes over and interrupts, asking Georgia if she can stand in for a cancelled act at Charlie's. She says she can't change her shift at such short notice. Paul tells her to call in sick, but she doesn't want to. He leaves, and Kate suggests to Georgia that it could be just what she needed.
Jack is sitting on the sofa, while Paul is on the phone trying unsuccessfully to arrange an act for the gig. Jack invites him for lunch, but Paul says it's not a good time. Kate arrives, Paul introduces them, and Jack leaves. Kate tells Paul about Mason wanting an alibi and asks what he thinks.
PAUL: I just... I don't think he'd lie to you about this.
KATE: OK, so why can't he tell me the truth?
Paul assures her that Mason will tell her, and for now, she should just accept what he says. She thanks him. He asks her out for dinner, and she accepts.
Terese tells Susan that the police want to see Imogen again, and that she's upset about it. She asks if Susan can keep an eye on her. Susan offers to have a chat with her. Terese doesn't want to push her into talking, but Susan says there are exam results coming out, so she can use that as an excuse.
TERESE: And thanks for not pointing out the bleeding obvious - that I've asked for help with Imogen.
Susan says it never occurred to her, and the two women smile.
Outside the Men's Shed
A panicking Imogen asks Mason what she's going to do. He tells her to stick to her story, assuring her that the police know nothing. She's in the clear since they reported the car stolen. He says the police are after him, and Kate has to go in to confirm his alibi. Imogen is shocked.
IMOGEN: So she knows that you're lying to the police and that you want her to as well, but you won't tell her why. Would you trust someone who did that?
Mason promises he will sort it out, and tells her not to worry, but reiterates that she should stick to her story.
Terese is still in Harold's when Imogen comes in. She picks up some juice and two large blocks of chocolate. She stuffs the chocolate in her bag, and turns to meet her mum who asks why she's not at school. She shows her the juice and says she's come for sustenance for a group presentation. Terese tells to her try not to get stressed about the interview. Imogen shrugs and says it's a few questions, then she has to leave. Jack comes in, and stumbles before sitting at a table. Terese rushes over and he says he felt giddy. He asks for some water, and he fumbles in his pocket for some tablets. When Terese has gone, after bring him the water, he takes a tablet.
Karl is at reception when Georgia comes in, claiming she wants to check her roster. He says she could have done it later, and tells her she should get some sleep after what she's been through. She asks if Robbo's autopsy results are through, and he says no. A injured patient is wheeled in, and Karl goes to treat him. Georgia has a flashback to when she was trying to save Robbo. Then she tells the nurse at reception she's not feeling well, and won't be in for her shift.
Paul is on the phone negotiating with an agent for tonight's gig. $550 is his final offer. Georgia comes over and tells him she can play.
PAUL: How about this for a deal. Why don't I pay you nothing, and you take your talentless client elsewhere? Goodbye.
Paul tells Georgia you need to lie in showbiz, and asks what happened with her work. She says they moved her shift - she learns fast about the lying - and tells him it's what she needs. On her way out, she bumps into Mason, and apologises for dobbing him in. Mason says he would have done the same thing. Georgia assures him she doesn't think he did it.
MASON: Well that's good, because I didn't.
GEORGIA: But why would Robbo say your name?
MASON: To put me in the frame.
Georgia tells him that the truth always comes out eventually. He agrees, looking over at Kate. Georgia says that Kate said they've been having some issues. Mason admits that things have been weird, and Georgia tells him to go and talk to her. Mason goes over to Kate, and asks if she wants to hear a true story... He tells about how Robbo blackmailed him over the video, and how he'd torn the radio station apart to see if he could find any copies. He's got the laptop, but hasn't cracked the password. He tells her the police mustn't find out he was there. She says he should tell the police everything Robbo has done. He says everyone would find out about Amber, and it would give him a motive.
MASON: Haven't you ever told a lie to protect someone you care about? The trouble is, you make a mistake, and then you try to cover it, and then one lie leads to another and before you know it, you're trapped.
Kate says she doesn't approve of what he's done, but since he's done it for the right reasons, she'll give him an alibi.
Paul has brought Jack out to see Ramsay Street. Jack remembers that Paul used to live in No 26. Paul's impressed by his memory. He tells Jack that he owns 26, 22 and he soon hopes to own 32. It's prime real estate - he might even build a casino!
JACK: What about the people who live here?
PAUL: They'll find new neighbourhoods. The world is full of those. Either that, or they'll have to camp in the aisles between the poker machines.
JACK: That's really all you care about the place, is it?
PAUL: That almost sounded sentimental
JACK: Well, there's things in life worth more than money. Family, friends.
PAUL: Did I say almost sentimental?
Jack tells Paul not to make the same mistake he did. Kate turns up, and tells Paul he was right about Mason: he had his reasons. So Mason is going to take her out for dinner instead. Paul is disappointed, and suggests that the three of them could go out. Kate says that they need some time together. She thanks him for being there for her. Paul says it's his pleasure as she leaves. Jack returns, commenting about his "no sentimentality".
No 32 - the boys' bedroom
Bailey comes in to find Mason with a laptop. He claims a "friend" lent it to him, but forgot to give him the password. He asks Bailey if he could get in to it, and reluctantly tells him it was Robbo's. Bailey thinks he's insane and should get rid of it, but Mason explains he has to delete a file first. Bailey agrees, and Mason tells him not to access the hard drive.
BAILEY: Are we gonna end up sharing a prison cell because of this?
Mason says no, so Bailey sets to work.
Imogen is walking home, when Susan approaches her, and asks if she's had any results today.
IMOGEN: My first official C plus.
Susan says she realises Imogen is disappointed, and that she took the exam under difficult circumstances. Imogen says she'll catch up. Susan asks about "everything else" which Imogen says is fine.
SUSAN: If anything changes, you know where to find me.
Susan looks concerned as Imogen walks off.
Brad calls Imogen, saying it's time to go. He hears coughing, and runs outside and finds Imogen on the ground coughing blood. He calls an ambulance.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Karl tells Brad that Imogen has a problem. Terese tells Brad that Susan warned her about it.
- Lauren tells Amber to talk to Josh
- Josh avoids Amber - repeatedly.
- Hudson misses training
- Hudson tells Chris he's found something that makes him happy, and it's not swimming.