Previously on Neighbours
- Matt suggesting they hire a PI.
- Brad agreeing to the PI being hired.
- Amber ordering Josh back to school.
- Josh agreeing as long as Amber will be there too.
- Kyle/Georgia having a good time together.
- Talia singing Toadie's praises.
- Sonya discovering a photo of Talia scantily dressed and a message on the back saying ‘A memento of our trip!'.
After running into her when he exited Harold's, Kyle asks Georgia out on another date but she feels they need to do some talking first over why they originally broke up. “I thought we did that,” Kyle replies but she didn't think they did that properly, so Kyle suggests doing that tonight in a particular Chinese restaurant she likes.
GEORGIA: That sounds like a date!
KYLE: No. No. No. Think of it as an appointment to have a discussion with the aim of going on more dates in the future. So does that mean you'll come?
Georgia eventually caves and they agree to meet each other at 7pm.
Sonya can't get hold of Toadie to discuss the photo with him and Cal tells her to chill and tries to suggest it's due to the time difference that she can't get hold of Toadie as he'll still be sleeping.
While in the kitchen getting their brekkie, Georgia isn't amused that Cal thinks she's already back with Kyle on the bases of going out (with Kyle) on a couple of dates.
Terese and Lauren are putting out the wheelie bins at the same time and although acknowledge each other with a wave, just as Lauren goes to walk over to talk, Terese turns and heads into the house.
Imogen and Amber banter with Josh as he arrives for his first day back at school. Amber turns down a lunch date as she's got shopping plans and Imogen also turns down having lunch with him and points him the direction of Callum and Bailey! Amber now feels guilty at not being there to support him, so changes her lunch plans so they can meet but he turns her offer down, reminding them that he's a big boy now.
IMOGEN: The biggest in Year 11… especially in the butt area!
Sonya arrives at the office and immediately confronts Talia about the photo, demanding an explanation. Talia quickly grabs the photo back commenting that Sonya wasn't meant to see her holiday souvenir in amongst the papers.
SONYA: Oh and that's all you've got to say?
TALIA: What else should I say?
Sonya accuses her of taking saucy photos for Toadie and Talia replies that it's “no wonder you and Jarrod are having problems, you are so paranoid.”
SONYA: Do you know what? I just don't think this is working out.
TALIA: I'm sorry, what do you mean? Are you firing me?
SONYA: Well, uh…Maybe.
TALIA: I'll take that as a yes.
Talia quickly gets her things and as Sonya tries to get her to calm down (so they can talk) but all she finds is the door being closed in her face!
Brad is over with the estimated cost from a PI… a high cost judging by the comments being made! Lauren remarks that is obviously why Terese ignored her earlier and just as Brad is saying that he hasn't told his wife yet, Terese has arrives to apologise for ignoring Lauren earlier (Matt has let her in/showed her to the kitchen).
Terese isn't chuffed to be the last to know about hiring a PI although Lauren is quick to point out that it's not confirmed, they're still at the talking stage. Brad apologises for not saying anything to Terese, explaining that he just wanted to get the info first.
Now she's here, Terese asks for the info to be shared, so Lauren hands over the quote and says that between the four of them we could afford it. Terese does a double take at the quote but fears that they could spend all this money and still have no result at the end.
LAUREN: Look I know it's risky but this could be the only chance of finding our daughter.
Matt suggests looking into hiring a Queensland PI to save on some costs and Terese gives her blessing to that.
Lauren decides to make Matt a special sandwich as a thank you for his suggestion saving the day after Terese wasn't happy at the original quote. She comments too that Terese is being distant with her and avoiding coming into the store too. Matt thinks she'll be back soon although warns that he thinks she'll be the first to pull the plug on the PI search.
“So why are you still mad at me?” Brad asks his wife after they've done the safe talk about Josh's first day. He apologises for not telling her earlier about the PI and Terese admits she still can't get her head round it all plus it's a lot of money for no guarantees.
BRAD: So it's all about the money for you?
TERESE: Don't make out like it's not a big deal! We've still got Josh's rehab to pay for, Imogen's counselling not to mention Piper's living away costs.
Brad offers to get a second job and Terese asks when they are going to see him!
BRAD: Why do you shoot everything down?!
TERESE: Well maybe if you involved me a little bit more I might be able to come up with some better solutions.
Brad just gives her a look after that comment, so she softens somewhat and asks him to consider how it felt for her walking in and seeing the conversation he was having with Lauren.
TERESE: I said you could start searching but that doesn't mean you run around and make decisions behind my back.
BRAD: And I apologise for that.
TERESE: And you think it just fixes it?! You deliberately left me out.
BRAD: Maybe because deep down I knew you wouldn't be supportive.
Terese looks flamer gasped at that statement.
Josh looks bored to death hearing Cal/Josie talk Dragon Prophesies and even more so when she begins to describe the game to him! She decides to change conversation onto how his first day has been and even that is a short conversation before he decides to head back to school.
Cal spots Talia at the counter and calls her over but she thinks it's for him to have a go at her so he asks her what happened.
Sonya is unloading on Lauren about what she did to Talia adding that “the words were out of my mouth before I knew what was going on.” She explains that she's not been able to get through to Toadie, which is also annoying her too, and agrees with Lauren's assumption that Toadie wouldn't cheat on her… but the photo is making her doubt herself. Lauren suggests that perhaps it's just a crush Talia has on him (that he's not reciprocating) and Sonya uses that to say what she did by sacking Talia was a good thing.
LAUREN: Yeah and hopefully Toadie sees it that way too.
Their conversation is interrupted with Cal's return home after talking to Talia and he's not amused at his mum! Sonya refuses to discuss the issue with him until she's spoken to Toadie. “The picture was meant for her boyfriend,” he explains and now Sonya looks aghast at what she's done.
Josh catches up with Imogen/Amber on his return to school and asks Amber if she wants to skive off her next lesson (biology) as he's got a free period.
IMOGEN: Do not ask her to do that.
JOSH: I'm not asking you, I'm asking her!
Amber turns him down as she's got an exam due soon and also turns down walking home with him as she needs to go shopping since her lunchtime trip didn't materialise anything. Josie (who was sitting on the table next to the girls) invites Josh to the library with herself/Cal to do maths homework and it's him this time who is coming up with an excuse to avoid that – going to speak to Kyle.
“I'm trying to get into it but it's weird,” Josh replies after Kyle asked how his first day was going. When they start talking about Amber/Georgia's shopping habits, Kyle is quick to say that Georgia isn't his girlfriend.
JOSH: From the way people have been talking it seems like a done deal. Whatever you're doing you must be on the right track.
That reply cheers Kyle up no end!
Josh isn't the only one to think that Kyle/Georgia are back together, his mum has made the same mistake too when chatting to Georgia and invited them to Lassiters to win a one of the new romance packages they've instigated at the hotel. “I have go to,” Georgia replies and just about takes the door off its hinges when she leaves!
“Something you said?!” Matt asks after he trades places (minus the door slam!) with Georgia. “Clearly!” she jokes and answers Matt's question that Lauren must be on a break as she isn't there. He explains to her what he was going to tell his wife – he's found a Queensland PI at a third of the original cost. Terese is pleased with that news and Matt double checks that she is after how she was earlier.
MATT: Terese, if anybody understands how you're feeling, it's me.
TERESE: Yeah, but you're doing a better job of being a supportive partner.
MATT: You're being too hard on yourself.
TERESE: No, I'm not. I mean, of course I want Brad and Lauren to find their daughter, I really do, and I wouldn't do anything to stop them. But I just think they need to factor us in too.
MATT: I think they're trying their best.
TERESE: Yeah, I know. How do I stop feeling so resentful?
MATT: I don't know, just keep remembering how much you love Brad and why you married him in the first place. As simple and as difficult as that.
Terese spots her son entering the bar and asks how his day has been.
JOSH: Started okay, then turned bad, then got worse.
Terese is aghast to hear that but can't figure out why. Josh fears he made the wrong mistake deciding to go back noting that the work is so boring as he's done it all before. “I'm wasting my time,” he pleads. She empathises with him but reminds him of their deal that if the swimming fell through he'd to go back to school to finish Year 12 although Josh points out the deal didn't include going back to Year 11 “like a loser.”
TERESE: What happened to my confident son?
JOSH: I don't know if I'm doing the right thing with my life, and I've never felt like that before.
TERESE: Okay, well, here's a plan. Why don't you stick with it for a month and if you feel like quitting after that, then we can talk about other options.
JOSH: A month's plenty of time to make an idiot of myself.
TERESE: That is NOT going to happen. And listen, you can't walk away from things when they get too complicated. You need to face your problems head- on.
“Have you been telling people that we're back together again?” Georgia greets Kyle with after arriving in the backyard of #26 still as irate as when she left Harold's! “No,” he replies so she wants to know why everyone says that they are. Kyle points out that people have obviously jumped to conclusions after seeing them together given they've spent a fair bit of time with each other lately.
Despite his explanations, she still isn't happy and thinks they won't be able to sort things out if people are going to be watching them all the time. “Well, we should just ignore them and do our own thing,” he suggests. Georgia seems more annoyed that things are moving too quickly for her liking and calls off their dinner plans for that evening.
GEORGIA: Seriously, I need some time out.
Its apology time all round at the store – Lauren first to Terese for what happened that morning and Terese for how she's dealt with it all since the news came out. Terese also admits that she's finding it hard to be around Lauren. “Well, the last thing I want is to make things worse for you or Brad,” Lauren explains, which Terese gets, it's the fact they share something that she can't be a part of is the sticking point.
TERESE: And it's gonna take some time to get used to.
LAUREN: Fair enough. But you and me, we'll be OK?
TERESE: Oh, yeah. Yeah, of course.
Terese may have given a positive response but when Lauren moves away, her body language is anything but.
Sonya can't get through to Talia to apologise but hangs up to talk to Toadie (he was chatting to Cal on his mobile). Before handing the phone over to his mum, he says that Toadie is in Auckland after catching an earlier flight and that he doesn't know about Talia.
Sonya is all sweetness and like on the phone to Toadie, putting the tense calls earlier down to not being able to talk to him and she then promises to track down Talia and talk to her. Coming off the phone, she explains to Cal that Toadie has been trying to get hold of Talia as some documents need to be lodged with the court today and didn't want to stress him out if she can get hold of Talia before he gets home.
CALLUM: And how are you gonna do that?
SONYA: Well, I don't know. I don't know, but I've got four hours to figure it out.
Sonya has obviously got hold of Talia as she arrives to see her sitting in the reception and can't be grovel enough at her coming back. “I only did it because Callum begged me,” Talia replies and Sonya adds that she's grateful to him too.
SONYA: First things first, I just want to apologise.
TALIA: No, please. I don't need to hear it, the 15 voice messages on my phone were enough.
Sonya tries to explain herself but Talia tells her to stop, she's found another job. “You can't leave,” she pleads and is told to sort it out since she started it all when Sonya asked what she was going to tell Toadie. Catching her before she exits, Sonya mentions the court document and is told that they've not been lodged and that she will find them on Toadie's desk!
When Sonya goes into Toadie's offices, it appears the whole place has been trashed as there as there are files all over the place.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Toadie coming back and seeing the state of his office.
- Sonya trying to explain things after Toadie asked where Talia was.
- Sheila informing Naomi that she's no longer bankrolling her.
- Sonya telling Naomi about the job as Toadie's assistant.
- Bailey conducting his own search for Lauren's daughter.
- Danni showing Mark pictures of her ex.
- Danni's ex turning up at Charlie's looking for her.