Previously on Neighbours
- Matt and Lauren are concerned about Amber's relationship with Josh
- Kate makes it clear to Mason that it's really over, despite his grand romantic gestures
- Chris discovers that Hudson's hearing has been brought forward
- Sheila breaks a man's camera, thinking he's the stalker. Then she's taken down to the police station
TOADIE: Wilfully damaging someone's property is a serious offence.
SHEILA: I'm a grandmother, for goodness' sake, not a criminal.
I didn't realise they were mutually exclusive. Kate asks Sheila if she's OK, and she says she overreacted. She wonders if Mr Alkinos will drop his complaint. Toadie reckons that if she writes a formal letter of apology and offers to pay for a new camera, they might work something out. She asks them not to tell Kyle, and leaves for work, despite Kate telling her to take time off. Toadie tells Kate to look after her.
Chris is about to get on a stepper, when Brad comes over and tells him it's broken: he's going to put a sign on it. He asks Chris if he's worried about the sentencing hearing. He reassures him that Hudson's lawyer seems on the ball: he asked him and Josh for a character reference.
CHRIS: He didn't ask me to write one!
BRAD: Well, it was probably just an oversight.
CHRIS: Yeah, sure. Maybe Hudson doesn't want me involved again.
Josh asks if he wants to use the other bike, but Chris leaves, wishing them luck with their references.
Chris comments to Kate that Hudson obviously doesn't want anything to do with him. Kate suggests that maybe Hudson doesn't want to hurt him. Chris decides it's time to move on. Sheila comes over and hands Kate the letter she's written.
"Dear Stavros, I'm sorry for smashing your camera. Please find enclosed a cheque for $600."
Kate suggests that Sheila should explain why she acted why she did.
SHEILA: The guy's already got a flash new camera. He doesn't need a 2,000 word essay.
Kate offers to help which Sheila accepts. Chris refuses another drink and goes off grumpily.
Brad is showing a guy round the changing rooms, when there's a groan from the other room. A man (Eric) complains that the stepper broke when he stepped on it. Brad says there's an "out of order" notice on it. Eric says there isn't, and indeed, it's not there. He complains that his lower back is hurting. Brad wants to take him to the medical centre, but Eric wants to go his physio. Brad goes to call a cab, telling Eric he needs to fill in some paperwork.
Imogen thinks it's pathetic that Amber is making Josh a smoothie. She suggests that Amber would probably even want to follow him around for work experience. *Plot Anvil* Amber has no idea what she's doing, which shocks Imogen, who wants to do law with Toadie. Amber wants to do it as well.
AMBER: We could go shopping, go for lunch, go for coffee breaks. It'd be so much fun.
IMOGEN: I'm actually serious about this.
Imogen says she wants to learn, but adds that Amber should find something she wants to do.
Imogen gives an impressive run- down of her qualifications for a placement. Toadie doesn't think he has enough for her to do. He offers to call Charlotte at Simmons & Colbert. Imogen doesn't fancy corporate law, as she wants to help people. She insists that she'll do anything, and he gives in.
Josh is doing weights. Amber is chatting about Imogen, swimming and how she doesn't know what to do. Josh is off- hand, and asks if they can talk when he's finished. He's surprised at her interest in her future.
AMBER: Would it hurt you to even try and pretend to be interested.
Brad comes over and asks them to keep it down or go outside. Amber leaves, taking Josh's smoothie, to his annoyance.
Josh admits that he sucks at being a boyfriend. Imogen tells him that wanting support from your boyfriend isn't much to ask.
IMOGEN: So quit being such a self- absorbed lose and make it up to her.
Josh suggests painting a message on a sheet. Imogen isn't impressed, telling Josh not to bring Mason in. Josh says that not knowing when to quit when you've been dumped that many times is the definition of a loser. Imogen tells him to sort his own love life out.
Toadie tells Sheila that Mr Alkinos has dropped his complaint, thanks to the apology letter. She is very relieved. Toadie leaves, and Kate asks Sheila about what's worrying her. Sheila admits that she panicked when the man pulled up behind her that night.
SHEILA: Getting old has a lot to answer for. Maybe I should take up knitting. I could do with a nice new tea cosy.
KATE: Don't be ridiculous! The Sheila Canning I know does not knit or get blue rinses or smell like mothballs.
Kate insists that she won't let Sheila give in. She's going to act like a nagging daughter and help her. She tells Sheila to get changed and put on her runners.
Brad is filling in an incident report for the earlier accident. Josh tells him it isn't his fault, since there was a notice. Brad said it went missing. Josh squats down and finds the notice on the floor underneath the stepper. He wonders if someone hid it on purpose. Brad asks why they would, but Josh asks how it would have got there otherwise. Brad says the CCTV is pointed at the cash register, and Chris had already left. He asks what the row with Amber was about. Josh tells him that he didn't listen when Amber was trying to tell him something important.
BRAD: Big mistake, mate. What have you done to make it up to her?
JOSH: Nothing. I'm just hoping it'll blow over.
Brad tells him to fix it.
Out in the countryside
Mason tells Imogen he feels like an idiot for the way he went after Kate. She says it was nice how hard he tried: people do insane things when they're in love. He says that relationships are too much hassle, so he's going back to having fun. She agrees, saying being single is the way forward. He jokingly suggests that it's because she can't find anyone to go out with. She punches him playfully, and he agrees that there are plenty of people crazy enough.
Amber is working when Josh comes in. She tries to avoid him, but he apologises for earlier. Then he tells her he's got her a course guide, and arranged for her to do work experience at Lassiters. She tells him he's the best boyfriend ever, and they kiss.
The self- defence instructor shows Sheila a karate type move, which she practises. Then Kate tells her to try again…
KATE: But this time we'll pretend that Lou just tried to hit on you.
Sheila is much more aggressive, and thanks Kate for bringing her.
SHEILA: I'll get through it with you and with Mr Eye Candy over there. When do we get to wrap our arms around him?
SHEILA: Well, I may have post- traumatic stress disorder but I'm not blind!
Sheila reckons that they should bring Chris down to the class as well. Kate thinks they should try good food and a trashy movie marathon. Sheila says distraction is the key, and he would be distracted by the instructor.
Chris is sitting poolside watching the swimmers.
Kate tells Sheila that Chris will get over it in his own time.
Chris is still sitting by the pool.
It's dark, and Kate goes outside to see if Chris wants to watch trashy movies. He's in the hot tub, with a non- speaking extra. Kate says she thought he needed cheering up; Chris says he's sorted and the extra grins broadly.
Inside, Kate is working and Chris comes in for a couple of beers. Kate asks about Chris's friend. Chris says he met him at a bar, and they both know what this is. She comments that one night stands aren't his style. He says he's just having some fun, and perhaps she should try it.
CHRIS: Don't try to psychoanalyse me.
KATE: I'm not! Even though we both know that you're just doing this to get over Hudson.
CHRIS: Yeah? Well, at least I've got a reason.
KATE: What does that mean?
CHRIS: You slept with your best friend's boyfriend for no reason at all. So who are you to judge me?
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Chris has another ONS. Kyle tells Kate Chris is just having a bit of fun.
- Kyle loses a sale when Chris asks a customer out
- Terese tells Amber she needs to change her attitude
- Imogen tells Kate she was lucky to have Mason. Mason is annoyed with Kate.