Previously on Neighbours
- Mason tells Rhiannon he wants to give their relationship another go.
- Toadie tells Callum to be honest with Josie. Callum invites Josie to the dance but she turns him down.
- Matt asks Karl to run for mayor against Paul, and he tells Paul and a journalist that he will.
Susan is horrified that Karl has said he'll stand, saying it should be something you do on a whim.
KARL: You're the one who said someone with integrity should stand against him.
SUSAN: I didn't mean you!
She points out that he'd have to give up work, and they'd both essentially be public property.
SUSAN: I'd have to wear pearls!
KARL: That's really your biggest argument against this?
She points out that the campaign would be expensive, but he says grumpily that he can't expect people to vote when even his wife doesn't support him. She points out that you don't go into politics to stick it to someone, not even Paul. She laughs and he scowls.
Matt is grumbling on about what it will be like if Paul gets into office. Mason says that's democracy, and he's going to work. He asks if it's OK if Rhiannon and Jackson come over for a BBQ later. Matt tells him that the more Jackson gets attached him, the more it will hurt when it falls apart. Mason is not pleased with his assumption that they are going to split, saying they just got back together. He tells his dad that if he can't be supportive, he should stay out of it.
Sonya tells Callum that she's got some leaflets about the Butterfly Foundation which she thinks will help them understand what Josie's going through. Callum nods miserably, and Sonya assures him Josie will get better. Callum's not convinced, saying he might have invited Josie to the school dance. Sonya asks if he regretted it.
CALLUM: No. Yes. Because she said no.
He says he feels bad that she turned him down, and Sonya suggests it might be because maybe he wanted her to say yes. Callum insists he just likes her as a friend and marches out.
Callum comes in and sees Imogen working at her laptop. She's trying to come up with ideas for the school dance.
IMOGEN: It's going to be the worst school dance in the history of Erinsborough High School.
CALLUM: No, there was that one year everyone got food poisoning, so it can't be worse than that.
She sighs, and he offers to help.
Jackson has made a "Vote for Dr Karl" poster, which Karl and Susan admire. Rhiannon appears, saying she's being called in to work, and asks if they can look after Jackson. They are both busy, and they leave, Karl taking the poster with him. Rhiannon tells Jackson he's coming with her, and he'll have to stay out of the way.
Georgia tells Karl that everyone is pleased he's standing for mayor. He says he might not go through with it. She tells him he's caring and a good communicator, as well as being in touch with local issues.
GEORGIA: And no- one's gonna vote for Paul when they can vote for you.
She assures him that if he goes for it, he's got it in the bag, and he looks pleased.
Mason is on reception, when Rhiannon arrives with Jackson. He's surprised that Rhiannon has brought "a little apprentice". She says she couldn't get a babysitter and she'll put him in the staffroom. Mason tells her she can't, while a passing guest (Mr Davis) winks at her. She says that Jackson can come with her.
JACKSON: I do the housework ALL the time.
RHIANNON: Seriously, he's better with a duster than I am.
MASON: OK, I'm not even gonna mention the words "occupation health and safety".
RHIANNON: Good, cos I don't know what that means.
She says that people don't normally call her into work, except to give her the boot. It means that they want her, so she doesn't want to mess it up. Mason offers to find a babysitter for Jackson, and Rhiannon goes off.
Mason sends Jackson in to get a drink, while he talks to his dad. Mason asks where Lauren is: Matt says she's gone to see a supplier. Mason explains he needs someone to look after Jackson, but Matt says he can't be there for Rhiannon all the time. Mason is annoyed and tells his father he doesn't give her enough credit. Matt says he's getting too involved. Mason reckons he can't win and walks off.
Callum and Imogen suggest to Susan that the school dance should be at the radio station, where they can be DJs at their own dance. Susan gives her approval, and Callum and Imogen go off to make further plans. Imogen asks Callum who he's going to invite, adding that he and Josie seem to be close. He says he was going to ask her (Imogen). She says she wasn't going to go with anyone, as she'll be too busy to be a proper date.
IMOGEN: But you're on my dance card, for sure.
Lassiters - room 507
Mason tells Rhiannon that he can't find anyone to look after Jackson, so she says she'll take him to the staff room. Mason says he can't, and suggests to Rhiannon that she gets another job with flexible hours, but she says nobody else will give her a break. Veronika appears to ask Rhiannon to take some pillows to room 601, while Jackson hides in the bathroom.
Rhiannon is ordering lots of food and Georgia asks her how she keeps slim. Rhiannon says it's not for her. At a nearby table, Karl is talking about what he'd do about health issues if he were mayor. Susan scoffs.
KARL: Why do you say it like that? Like it's completely crazy?
SUSAN: Because we decided this morning that it is.
KARL: No, no. No, you decided. I'm still thinking about it.
Karl tells her that lots of people have told him he'd be a great mayor. Susan reminds him that he decided on a whim, and doesn't even know what he's standing for. He thanks her for her encouragement and leaves.
Rhiannon asks Susan why she's giving Karl a hard time. Susan says it's the voice of reason.
RHIANNON: Paul's a bad man. A very, very bad man. And Karl, he's good.
Susan says that Paul will use every trick in the book to win, and she doesn't want to see Karl get hurt. Rhiannon suggests that it's up to Karl if he wants to go through with it, and she should support him. Susan looks pensive.
Lassiters - outside room 601
Rhiannon is leaving the room with a wad of cash, telling Mr Davis that if he wanted to be naughty again to let her know. Maybe she'd delivered more than pillows. Veronika appears, saying that a boy in the staffroom is asking for her. Rhiannon acts innocent.
RHIANNON: I don't know who that could be.
VERONIKA: He said he's your son!
Veronika sounds sympathetic, but tells Rhiannon he can't stay. Rhiannon promises to get someone right away. As if by magic, Mason appears, and says there is one person...
Mason asks Matt if he could drop Jackson off at Toadie's as Callum has agreed to look after him. Matt and Mason start to argue again, and Jackson says he can go by himself. Matt says he'll take him, but points out to Mason that this is what it will be like being involved with Rhiannon.
Jackson is playing Dragon Prophecies and Callum asks Sonya about what a dance card is. Sonya explains that "way back when" a gentleman asked a lady to dance, she would write his name down on the card. However, she thought it was Imogen trying to say no without hurting his feelings. She tells him he's allowed to be upset, but he says he's not, which is weird. Jackson calls Callum and asks him about Thorarm staying at a castle. Sonya confirms that Thorarm is Josie's character. Callum exclaims that they're meant to be a team.
JACKSON: She's found someone else.
Karl is looking at a big poster of "Robinson for Mayor". Rhiannon and Mason come out of Lassiters, and they kiss. Imogen is walking past and sees them. She walks off upset. Meanwhile Susan sneaks up behind Karl and hugs him. She says she's come to tells him she's behind his bid 100%.
Rhiannon is reading a magazine while Mason is cooking. Matt comes in, really pleased because Karl is running for mayor. There's a knock on the door. Rhiannon assumes it's Jackson and tells him to come in. The second time, a woman comes in, and Matt asks her if he can help. She says she's from the Department of Human Services, and she's looking for Rhiannon. They've had a report about the welfare of her son Jackson. Rhiannon turns and looks at Matt.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Rhiannon is worried that they'll take Jackson from her
- Mason and Rhiannon both accuse Matt of making the report
- Jackson tells Mason that they won't take him away because they're a family
- Karl advises Mason that he has to make Jackson respect his authority
- Sheila wants to know if Kyle is going to propose. Kyle tells Chris he thinks Bossy has swallowed the ring.
- Kate gets the ring stuck on her finger. Georgia says they cut through rings at the hospital