Previously on Neighbours
- Hudson covers for Josh by pretending he was responsible for Josh's bruises, rather than Robbo
- After a row with Josh, Amber learns that he knows about the video Robbo made of her
- Following Susan's suspicion that Imogen has an eating disorder, Brad finds Imogen collapsed and coughing up blood
An unwell- looking Imogen is blaming her collapse on a dodgy takeaway, but Brad is doubtful that food poisoning would have caused bleeding. Karl says she has an inflamed oesophagus, caused by rising stomach acid, and that it could have been fatal had she not been brought in. Karl asks Imogen if this has ever happened before, and she says it hasn't - so he decides to run some blood tests, and do a CT scan, to learn more.
Amber is working, when Josh comes in - but having made his purchase, he makes a quick exit. Amber stops him, and apologises for their argument at the hospital. She explains that she wasn't there because she still loved Robbo, but because he hurt her so badly and she had some things she needed to say to him. Josh says he gets it, then tries to leave, but she stops him again. She reveals she knows about his involvement in paying Robbo off regarding the video, and thanks him.
AMBER: I can't imagine what you must think of me.
Before Josh has a chance to respond, Lauren comes in and interrupts, and Josh uses it as an excuse to leave. Lauren asks if everything's okay, but Amber doesn't know.
Brad and Imogen are still at the hospital, when Karl comes into the room and asks if he can speak to Brad alone. Karl has good news in that Imogen doesn't have an infection, and says her throat will recover if she eats soft foods etc. But he tells Brad that he thinks Imogen is very likely to be bulimic, given that these symptoms usually take weeks or months to present themselves. Karl says Imogen was very defensive when he asked her about it one- to- one. Brad is struggling to believe it, saying he would know if she had bulimia. But Karl is insistent, and tells Brad that if Imogen continues to remain in denial, she could seriously damage her mental and physical health.
No 26 (garden)
Hudson, Chris and Josh are hanging out. Hudson is drinking beer, and Josh jokingly points out that it can't be good for his swimming diet - but Hudson laughs it off as Josh tries to grab the beer from him. As Josh takes a call from Brad, Chris comments on how matey Josh and Hudson seem to be these days.
HUDSON: Why, are you jealous?
CHRIS: No, I think it's great. But it's weird.
Hudson opens another beer, and Chris points out he has training in the morning.
HUDSON: It's only my second one, Nanna Pappas.
Amber arrives, just as Josh ends his phone call and rushes off, presumably having been given the news about Imogen. But he doesn't explain where he's going, and Amber assumes he's run off to avoid her. She explains to Hudson and Chris that she told Josh she knew about his involvement in paying off Robbo, and says he now can't stand to be around her. Hudson and Chris say that isn't the case, and Chris tells Amber not to give up on Josh until she's absolutely sure he isn't interested.
Imogen is watching TV, while Brad and Terese talk about her in the kitchen, in disbelief that she has bulimia. Terese admits that Susan suspected Imogen had an eating disorder, but says she didn't tell Brad because she didn't want to believe it. Imogen comes in; she tells them not to worry, and that she'll be fine, insisting that Karl is wrong about her having bulimia. Brad asks if she's sure, but she walks off in a sulk. Josh comes in, wanting to know what's going on.
While Brad explains the situation to Josh, Terese follows Imogen outside in the hope of talking to her properly.
IMOGEN: I didn't sneak out here to eat a chocolate bar, if that's what you're worried about.
TERESE: Please don't even joke about this.
IMOGEN: I get you're trying to do the whole concerned parenting thing, but you need to chill.
Terese tells Imogen that she can talk to her if something's bothering her. But Imogen insists she's fine, and is annoyed when Terese brings up her falling school grades, saying that doesn't mean she has an eating disorder. Terese tells her it's normal to be stressed, and that some people use food to deal with it. But Imogen again tells her mother she's fine, and asks her to stop talking about it, before marching back indoors.
Susan and Karl are walking down the street; Karl is checking his phone for Father's Day messages from his kids, but Susan points out it's too early for calls from Billy who'll be busy with his own kids, Libby, who's taking Ben to see Drew's parents, and Mal and Holly, who are in a different time- zone. But Karl is grouchy because he's not getting to see any of them. Susan, however, promises to take Karl out for a nice lunch.
Hudson rides into the street on his bike, and Brad asks why he missed swimming training this morning. He apologises, saying he slept through his alarm, but Brad is unimpressed, saying he should have called. Brad quickly guesses that Hudson is hungover, but he says he only had a couple of beers. Annoyed, Brad tells him to meet him at Lassiter's at 10 for training.
Lauren asks Amber why everything's become so awkward with Josh, but Amber doesn't tell her the full story - blaming it on the text message misunderstanding they had recently. Lauren advises Amber to text Josh now, but to keep it simple so it's not misinterpreted. Amber thinks she can remember Josh's number, and starts to text him.
Meanwhile, Bailey is giving Lou a (grand)father's day present - a soap on a rope! And he presents his dad with a framed picture of Matt holding a basketball (as opposed to the other exhibition picture of Matt giving someone a parking ticket!) Matt says he loves it, and the family opts to hang it where the Mount Isa house sketch was, until it mysteriously got lost! Lauren reminds Matt that she still wants to sketch him at some point.
Lou suddenly gets a text from Amber, saying "All the things you've done for me are amazing. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart." Moved, he kisses her on the cheek; but light- hearted music leads us to realise that the text was meant for Josh, and that Amber has sent it to Lou by mistake.
Josh is cooking scrambled eggs, and makes a point of saying that he knows Imogen likes them, which makes her a little uncomfortable. The family sit down to breakfast and Imogen presents Brad with a Father's Day present - a framed photo of the surfer Kelly Slater. This leads the family to reminisce about their happy times living in Perth; until Josh unwittingly reminds Imogen of a time she ate too much seafood and got sick. Everyone looks at each other awkwardly.
Amber is stressing to Lauren about Josh not having replied to her text, when he walks in to buy a drink. They talk briefly, but he says he's busy with family stuff, taking his phone out and checking it as he speaks to her. Amber's dismayed that he didn't even mention her text. Lauren suggests that Josh might not have received it, and advises her to send it again, just to be sure. She does.
Outside, Lou receives the same text again, and is slightly bemused. Amber comes out to clear some tables, and he tries to get her attention. But she's too busy watching Brad talking Hudson and Josh through their training regime in the courtyard. Amber goes back inside. Hudson seems eager to know what time the training session will be over, and Brad testily replies that it will be when they've finished their swimming. Hudson admits he's promised Chris he'll meet him for lunch and doesn't want to be late, but Brad tells him he should be worrying about his swimming rather than his lunch- dates - and tells him to get on with his run.
Susan has called by, and Terese fills her in on the situation with Imogen, and how she's refusing to admit she has a problem. Susan suggests that Imogen's a perfectionist, and that she probably can't bear the idea of her parents knowing she's struggling. Susan suggests that Terese make herself available to Imogen, to maximise the chances of her opening up about it. Susan points out that when she first told Terese about Imogen's eating disorder, Terese acted as if she didn't want to see it.
TERESE: Well you're right. I didn't want to see it.
SUSAN: Well maybe that's what you can talk about. If you share some of your fears with her, it might help her to open up about hers.
Brad lures Chris to Charlie's to bend his ear about Hudson, explaining about the fight that Josh and Hudson claimed to have had. Chris says he heard about that, but when Brad says Hudson's commitment to training has been slipping, Chris says he hasn't noticed anything. Brad tells Chris that when you date an athlete, you have to stop them from getting distracted; and asks Chris to give Hudson a nudge in the right direction.
CHRIS: I can't tell him what to do!
BRAD: Like it or not, you're a member of the team now. And as teammates, we don't let each other down. I want us all at the Games next year when he's up on that podium. But it he keeps going like this, it's not gonna happen.
Chris looks worried.
No 22 (garden)
Terese finds Imogen reading, and sits down to talk to her. Imogen says she doesn't want another lecture.
TERESE: I actually wanted to tell you something. About me. I was a lot like you at school. Conscientious, hard- working, always getting As. But then Mum and Dad got a divorce. It was horrible; everything was a mess.
IMOGEN: I thought you always said it was okay. That they managed to be nice to each other.
TERESE: Yeah, but I still didn't understand why it was happening. And I started to believe that it was my fault. You know, if I'd been a better daughter - smarter, prettier, cleverer - then maybe they would have stayed together.
IMOGEN: That's crazy.
TERESE: I know that now, but that's what I thought at the time. I started getting really anxious, and I started binge- eating, as a way of dealing with it. And I'd do it again, and again, and again, until my mother finally caught me and made me get help.
TERESE: Imogen, I've never told that to anybody before. Not even your dad. And even after all these years, I'm still trying to hide it because I don't want to look like I'm anything less than perfect.
IMOGEN: Mum - I'm sorry.
TERESE: Oh no, don't be. Look, I know my situation's different to yours, but I think we've handled it in very similar ways.
IMOGEN: That's not what I meant. I meant, I'm sorry you had to go through all that. But I'm nothing like you.
Imogen walks inside.
Having taken Brad's words to heart, Chris chats to Hudson - he doesn't want to distract him from his swimming, as he knows how much it means to him. But Hudson says it doesn't mean as much as it used to, explaining that his heart hasn't been in it for a couple of weeks.
CHRIS: Why are you losing focus? I mean, this is your dream, right?
HUDSON: Well, for the first time I'm asking myself, is it my dream? Or is it a dream that other people have had for me? Ever since my parents found out I could swim they just pushed me into it.
CHRIS: You just always seemed so passionate about it.
HUDSON: I have been. But then I realised what else life could offer.
CHRIS: And what exactly is that?
HUDSON (laughs): You're so cute, yet so clueless. Chris, I've found something that makes me happy and it's not swimming. It's being with you.
He takes Chris's hand, and they smile at each other.
Erinsborough Police Station
Matt is informed by his colleague Jenny that some CCTV footage has just come in, showing a mysterious figure wandering around at the same time and place as Robbo's hit- and- run. Watching the footage, Matt asks Jenny to zoom in - and immediately recognises Hudson in the footage.
Monday on Neighbours
- Hudson is being interviewed by the homicide detectives
- As Toadie continues to stress, Kyle tries to persuade Lucas to tell the cops what he knows
- A note that's been found in Robbo's pocket yields a new possibility for the hit- and- run
- Amber confronts Josh about the way he's been ignoring her
- Detective Oakley tells Matt they need to talk again to all the suspects - including those in his family!