Previously on Neighbours
- After learning Lisa isn't her daughter, an upset Lauren tells Brad she wants to call off the search
- Zeke overhears Karl and Susan discussing what he might be hiding from them
- Brennan tells Toadie he's been driving around looking for Montague
- Paul tells Brennan he's put in an offer to buy the garage, and plans to sack him
Lou comes round, and apologises to Brennan for not getting back from Cambodia in time for Kate's funeral. Brennan explains that Paul is planning to buy the garage in order to get rid of him. Lou reassures Brennan that he's not to blame for Kate's death, whatever Paul thinks. Lou suggests Brennan get in touch with Danni, to speak to her mum (the garage owner) and prevent the sale from going through.
Later, Brennan is on the phone to Danni. He tells her it's safe to come back from Adelaide now, as Montague wouldn't risk coming back to Erinsborough. We gather from his words that Danni is apprehensive, but he promises he'll look after her, and quite insistently tells her to come back as soon as she can. Imogen calls round to drop off the chilli con carne she's made, and Brennan sullenly thanks her for it.
Clearly outstaying her welcome, Imogen starts blabbering on about the memorial they held for Kate, and how wonderful a person she was. Clearly in no mood to hear about it, Brennan tells her he's busy, and Imogen leaves, despondent.
Zeke sits down with Karl and Susan and admits that he does need to tell them something, as they suspected. Bemused by their declarations of love and support, Zeke goes ahead and explains that he's met someone, and shows them a picture of Vic.
KARL: Okay, Vic's a girl…
ZEKE: Err, yes, Victoria… Did you think I was seeing a guy?! Seriously? You'd know if I was gay – I'd have told you ages ago!
Zeke explains he and Vic met in London, and says she is ‘amazing'.
Lauren is spending her day off doing paperwork for Harold's, and has been clearing out old papers from Lou's bedroom. Lou tells her he's worried about her, as she's ‘running around like a headless chook'. He asks about what happened with Lisa, and Lauren makes out she's okay with her turning out not to be her daughter. Lou doesn't look so sure.
Imogen and Brad are in Harold's, Imogen randomly sporting a big patch of dirt on her cheek. She spots Brennan shopping, and apologises to him for being weird earlier – despite the fact that she's still acting weird around him now. Distracted, Brennan brushes it off. Brad notices the mark on Imogen's cheek and goes to rub it off, but she flips out, obviously embarrassed as Brennan is still present. Brad asks him to join them for dinner one night, as otherwise he's eating alone. He says he appreciates the offer, but is fine, and that Danni's on her way back anyway. Brennan leaves.
BRAD: Poor guy. He's lucky to have people like you reaching out to him.
IMOGEN: It was nothing. I would have done the same for anyone.
Lauren invites Amber on a shopping spree, to buy some more outfits for her photography internship. She asks how the internship is going, and Amber unconvincingly says it's going great. Lauren immediately calls her bluff, and Amber admits she's finding it tough, as her boss Rick yells a lot and doesn't seem like a very nice person. Lauren says this is one of the drawbacks of working life, being stuck with colleagues you don't like, and tells Amber she should find a way to cope with it or move on. They leave for their shopping trip.
Zeke speaks to Vic on the phone – she is on her way to meet Karl and Susan.
KARL: Seems like the two of you are pretty serious, then?
ZEKE: Yeah. You know, I never knew what people meant when they said they'd met The One™, and I do now.
SUSAN: Oh, Zeke, that's lovely.
He explains he didn't introduce Vic to Karl in London because he wanted her to meet both of them at the same time. Vic travelled over with him to Melbourne and he'd planned to introduce them earlier, but Kate's death threw his plans off- course. He then has another revelation for them.
ZEKE: Vic's not just my girlfriend. She's my fiancée. We're getting married – this afternoon!
Susan and Karl are suitably surprised, and comedy music plays lest we are in any doubt.
Shortly afterwards, the conversation continues. It turns out the man Karl and Susan saw Zeke with was the celebrant, but he cancelled on them at the last minute so they had to find another. Karl and Susan question whether Zeke is rushing things by getting married, but he insists not. He reveals an additional motive – his British visa expires soon, and if he marries Vic he can stay there permanently. But he insists it's only because they love each other and want to be together. Nonetheless, Karl and Susan look a little disapproving.
Vic arrives, and Karl and Susan offer her a warm welcome, wanting to know everything about her.
Brad is buying some takeaway from Lou when Lauren and Amber come in, fresh from their shopping trip. Brad asks how Lauren is, but she immediately takes it as an enquiry about whether she's changed her mind about tracking down their daughter – and tells him she hasn't.
Zeke and Vic explain how they met at a pub quiz. Vic asks after Zeke's photo album, and Susan points her in the direction of some embarrassing photos of him! While the young lovers are examining the photo albums just metres away, the Science of Neighbours™ kicks in, and Karl and Susan start discussing them, unheard despite their being well within earshot. They agree they won't try to stop the wedding, as Zeke and Vic are obviously so happy.
Lauren suggests to Amber that they invite Imogen over for afternoon tea, to show her all the clothes they've bought. But Amber gets a text from Susan, asking her to go and take wedding photos for Zeke, so she has to dash. Matt comes in, in uniform.
LAUREN: Don't tell me – another late shift?
BAILEY: No, Mum, it's for the dress- up party he forgot to mention.
Matt explains that it's busy at the station due to the investigation into Kate's shooting, and promises to be home soon. Clearly a little sad that everyone's going out, Lauren suggests she and Bailey have a mother- and- son night in. But Bailey explains he has a date with Josie, and leaves himself, telling Lauren not to wait up. She looks lonely.
Danni is back, and Lou questions whether it's safe for her to be in Erinsborough – but she's taken Brennan's word for it that it is, apparently having no critical faculties of her own. Lou mentions about Paul potentially buying the garage and sacking Brennan in order to punish him for Kate's death, assuming it's why Danni has returned, but it's all news to her. They both wonder why Brennan would avoid telling Danni about the possible garage sale.
Danni questions Brennan about why he didn't say anything about Paul buying the garage. She offers to intervene by asking her mum to refuse the offer, but Brennan says he doesn't care about the garage – his priority is finding Montague. He steadfastly probes Danni for any more information she could give him about her ex, but she has no idea where he might be.
DANNI: Did you seriously get me back here to interrogate me about Stephen? You don't even know he did it!
BRENNAN: He's a violent man. You of all people should know that.
She insists she never saw him with any firearms while they were together, but Brennan insists this is no proof that they weren't there.
BRENNAN: Maybe you didn't know the guy very well after all.
DANNI: Are you blaming me for what happened to Kate?
DANNI: But you've thought it, haven't you? You protected me from Stephen, he went after you for revenge – Kate got in the way.
BRENNAN: I've never thought it was your fault. But all the signs are pointing to Montague – he was even seen right before it happened! I need to find him.
DANNI: You could have asked me this over the phone. I shouldn't have come back here.
Danni storms off into her room and Brennan looks annoyed.
Amber takes photos and Karl and Susan look on happily, as Zeke and Vic tie the knot. Wayne Foster, the celebrant they've got in to replace the one who cancelled is evidently not much cop!
WAYNE: We are gathered here today to share with the bride and groom, Victoria and Emmanuel…
ZEKE: Zeke, if that's easier!
WAYNE: … the most important moment of their lives, when they declare their love and commitment to each other.
ZEKE: I will go to the ends of the earth and back again for you. You complete my heart and my soul, and the journey I took to find you.
VIC: And now we start our new journey together, as partners, friends and lovers of life.
They exchange rings.
WAYNE: By the authority vested in me, I now pronounce Victoria and Zack…
WAYNE: …Zeke, husband and wife.
They kiss, and Karl and Susan clap and hug them. Susan then raises a toast.
SUSAN: When a child finds true love, then a parent finds true happiness. And we can see how happy you two make each other. So whatever the future holds, we hope you're always as happy as you are today.
Susan, Karl, Zeke and Vic continue to drink champagne, and moan about the terrible celebrant! They thank Susan for her toast which ‘saved the day', and Karl remarks that Susan would have made a better celebrant.
SUSAN: I don't think I would ever get sick of weddings.
KARL: You're not angling for a fourth, are you?!
The Kennedys then present Zeke and Vic with a wedding present – a night in a suite at Lassiter's. In typical Neighbours fashion, the lovers decide to leave for the hotel immediately, without even getting close to finishing their champagne. Susan wonders aloud whether she could really be a celebrant.
SUSAN: Well, Zeke thinks I need something else in my life. Maybe I've found it.
Lauren is eating dinner alone. She looks at a framed photo of her, Matt and the three kids, and looks doleful. Going to her bag, she retrieves her phone and makes a call to her not- daughter, Lisa…
Danni tells Brennan she's spoken to her mum, who's agreed to reject any offer Paul makes on the garage. But Brennan doesn't express the slightest gratitude for her having saved his job, leading to another row between them about Montague.
BRENNAN: I reckon you can help me find him.
DANNI: Even if I wanted to, how? You were adamant he's not in the area anymore – it's the only reason I felt safe enough to come back.
BRENNAN: Yeah, he's not here now. But when he finds out that you're back, it's my bet he'll follow.
DANNI: Hang on a minute…!
BRENNAN: I want you to reactivate all your accounts. Facebook, Twitter, a blog – whatever. I want you to take photos of yourself in the neighbourhood and upload them for him to see.
DANNI: You've got to be kidding.
BRENNAN: It's the only way to flush him out of hiding. He won't be able to resist the temptation – he'll show his face, I know it!
DANNI: Seriously? Use me like bait?!
BRENNAN: I don't have a choice. I'm desperate! Will you help me?
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Sonya warns Danni not to let Brennan manipulate her into acting as bait for Montague
- Josh and Terese are concerned when Doug displays signs of confusion
- Lou considers cutting back on his shifts at Harold's, but Lauren has an idea for a replacement
- Both Matt and Danni warn Brennan to leave the investigation of Kate's shooting to the police