Previously on Neighbours
- Sonya unsure about coping just as Toadie is about to leave.
- Georgia denying that she's ready for a relationship (with Kyle).
- Georgia bailing after Kyle almost kisses her.
- Susan confirming that if Josh wants to go back to school he will have to repeat Year 11.
- Mark allowing Kate to stay at #24.
Kate spots Georgia in the complex after taking break from the ‘boot camp training' with Mark to tell her about moving into #24 until Paul comes round. She's happy to hear the news and updates Kate on how it's going with Kyle – that they've hung out as mates.
Josh shows his mum the papers he sat for Susan and is adamant he now isn't going back to school and will get a job. Terese scoffs at that because he doesn't have any qualifications/can't see him labouring and informs him he is going back to school. Josh isn't buying it and insists going back unless it's to Year 12.
Now out of their running gear, Kate/Mark discuss the coming down of the barrier with Georgia and she wishes that she could help Georgia (get back with Kyle) and wants to rope Mark into it too.
MARK: No, I'm not playing cupid!
Toadie is on the phone from Chile and she updates him on how Patricia got on in court (a 12 month good behaviour bond and no conviction just as he'd hoped). Moments after she's ended the call with him Talia (Toadie's assistant) calls asking to come round (she's back from Chile ahead of Toadie) so cue one mass clean up beginning!
Dial- a- Kyle
Mark subtly calls round and asks how the date with Georgia went and Kyle tells him about the burger lunch (but that he'd rather have had a proper date). He then ropes Kyle into helping organise drinks for Kate's birthday, to which they agree to meet up later on at Charlie's.
And Mark is now doing the same thing with Georgia (after denying that it will be awkward) and she too agrees to help him and to discuss things later on at Charlie's.
“For the record if this works, it was my idea and if it doesn't it was yours,” Mark informs Kate when he calls in to tell her that he's got Kyle/Georgia set to meet him.
Cal is *extremely* taken by Talia when she comes by to drop off some papers and to pick up a set of keys for the office as she left hers in Chile! Talia is very complimentary about her boss but Sonya doesn't seem too impressed when she lets slip that she knows their private stuff too and after she leaves, Sonya appears quite shaken about it.
Over a coffee, Mark refuses to tell Kate exactly how he got Kyle/Georgia to meet up but adds that he was more than happy to do so.
Cal spots Amber sitting in the store and goes over to tell her the latest goss – according to Bailey, Josh is returning to school. She corrects him and says Josh isn't because he'd needs to repeat Year 11 and Cal thinks there isn't a problem, Josh could hang out with him/Bailey! Amber politely says she will pass that information on and he heads to the counter to order.
Meanwhile at another table, Terese is trying again to persuade Susan to let Josh back in at Year 12 level but she's insistent that he's missed too much of school to catch up even with the aid of a tutor. She suggests selling it to Josh that he'll sail through the first few terms (given he's repeating) and it will set him up for Year 12 but Terese isn't so sure it will work on her son.
Cal arrives home to find his mum zonked out on the sofa, so pulls a blanket over her and goes to see Nell who is making a noise.
Kyle arrives and is directed to a table set up for a romantic meal for two. “Are you on a date?” Georgia asks when she spots him and he replies no, he's meeting Mark. Georgia is puzzled as she is meeting him too and Kyle invites her to sit and wait as they think perhaps more folk will be joining. Both are confused at the way the table is set up and even more so when the silent barman delivers a bottle of bubbles!
GEORGIA: Okay, that's weird!
Both then get sent simultaneous text messages saying ‘we just want you to be as happy as we are from Mark and Kate'. Georgia isn't impressed and immediately goes to leave and Kyle asks her to stay and make the most of what has been arranged, which reluctantly she does although you could cut the tension with a knife!
Amber isn't amused at Josh coming over when she is still working on an assignment. He doesn't quite take the hint to leave, so she yells at him to go back to school!
AMBER: I know it sucks and I know you hate feeling like you failed but you need to deal with this and stop feeling sorry for yourself. Go back and get your VCE, it will give you choices and direction. Trust me, you need them!!
JOSH: You're sounded a lot like mum.
AMBER: That's because she's right! If you want to be unemployed with no prospects, be my guest. I want to be at school which is why I'm going to go to my room and I'm going to finish my assignment!
JOSH: What am I supposed to do?
AMBER: I DON'T KNOW! FIGURE IT OUT BY YOURSELF FOR A CHANGE!
That is him told!
Kyle and Georgia are getting on like a house on fire until he pays her a compliment (that she looks gorgeous) and wants them to stop this whole “just friends” routine. It initially appears that Georgia is freaked out when she finally agrees that they are on a date but then explains that actually she's alright with it.
GEORGIA: It just feels, I don't know…
GEORGIA: (slight pause) I'll tell you after dessert!
Josh is back now Amber has finished her assignment and says that he is going to “suck it up,” and repeat Year 11. She is glad he's making the right direction and reassures him when he starts to wallow, that he hasn't lost everything.
JOSH: I know I don't tell you enough but I need you. Repeating Year 11 is going to be pretty tough but I can face it if you're there beside me.
AMBER: Just like when we first got together.
It looks like the night has gone very well for the couple as they are the last ones remaining in the bar. Both agree that they've had a great night and she somewhat reluctantly, agrees to walk home with him holding hands.
Susan and Sonya are comparing ‘home alone' war stories although Sonya is definitely coping it worse and tells her about Talia's visit earlier in the day and how she thought Toadie was telling her all their secrets.
SONYA: She must have thought I was a mad woman!
SUSAN: You are a mad woman!
They both laugh and Susan tells her not to be so hard on herself before leaving to go home.
As Sonya is clearing up the table, she moves some of the papers Talia brought round and discovers a photo of her showing scantily dressed and a message on the back saying ‘A memento of our trip!'
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Sonya confronting Talia with the photo.
- Josh being directed to hang out with Bailey/Callum on his first day back when Amber says she is busy.
- Terese assuming that Georgia is back with Kyle.
- Georgia confronting Kyle if he's telling people they are back together.
- Terese unimpressed at finding out they are going to hire a PI to track down Lily.
As the titles begin, Mason's details have been removed.