Previously on Neighbours
- Hudson annoyed at how long it took to get through on his video call to Chris.
- Chris commenting on one of the male nurses when high on meds.
- Lauren telling Brad about offering Lisa a job.
- Brad dismissing Josh's concerns about his grandfather.
- Doug asking Josh to keep quiet about the error.
Josh and Doug begin the slow process of putting the sand into the track to get it to the Primary School. He tries to raise the forgetfulness with Doug but this time he's remembered where the sand should be going to.
Number 26 backyard
Chris is home from hospital and is resting in the backyard when Georgia pops by to see how he's going. She asks if he's heard from Hudson and he replies not since their last video call about a week ago. He also tells her about going for drinks with Will but that they are just friends.
Lauren is on a mega high at the impending arrival of Lisa and Matt tries to get her to chill but fails because she's too excited. Meanwhile Amber is more worried about her final assignment of her internship rather than tidying her room/swapping rooms with Bailey (since he's got the two single beds) before she eventually departs to do head to the garage for the photo shoot.
Amber is in Rick's bad books (he's the photographer she's interning for) because just as they are about to commence the photo shoot, she discovers that the camera battery is flat and charging the batteries is her job.
Doug has a go at Lou for making the ginger beer all alcoholic. Lou reminds him they were going to do a mixed batch - half alcoholic/half non-alcoholic with appropriate labels. Doug denies knowing anything about the labels and tries to put the blame on Lou wriggling out of him screwing up before deciding to take their business to Grease Monkeys.
Brad is trying to laugh off the ginger beer incident as he walks with Terese through the complex. She raises the question of whether Imogen has a crush on Mark but Brad puts it down to her feeling sorry for him after losing Kate.
Matt runs into them and wants to know what they think about Lisa coming and admits that he thinks its going to make things even messy. Brad also agrees with that and thinks Lauren would be better putting her energies into finding their real daughter.
Terese follows up the conversation with the men by confronting Lauren and warning her that what she is doing is a big mistake. Lauren is surprised at her attitude and Terese turns it around, by asking if (coming to Erinsborough) is what Lisa really wants and that she'd be surprised if Lisa gives up her search for her own parents. "Maybe this is what Lily wants?" she replies and Terese is quick to pick up on the 'Lily' slip-up.
TERESE: I'm betting she doesn't know you've stopped looking for your daughter?
TERESE: No matter how much you want her to be, she is not your daughter and you are not her mother and acting like you are is just going to end up hurting the both of you.
Number 26 backyard
Georgia calls back round to give Chris an update on some digging she's done - Hudson has had his video call privilege revoked because he got into a fight. Chris is annoyed at hearing about him getting into trouble as it may affect him getting early parole.
Chris (and Bossy) arrive in a taxi for his drinks with Will but once the taxi departs he seems a bit unsure about whether to meet him or not.
Josh spots Amber at the photo shoot but she's not thrilled to talk to him because Rick will shout at her (again) if he spots them and right enough, he isn't when he does and orders Josh away. As the photo shoot resumes, Rick isn't happy at the light but likes Amber's alternative suggestion (and concept) of holding the photo shoot inside the garage and tells the others to move indoors.
The shoot has resumed inside the garage and even Amber gets to shoot some snaps!
Lauren drops by to tell Brad that Lisa isn't coming after all - she explained that she called her and during their conversation it came out that Lisa had reservations about coming so Lauren called it off. Brad is happy stunned at the news and wants to know why she changed her mind. Lauren explains that Terese came to see her and made her see things in a different light. "I know this isn't easy," he sympathises.
LAUREN: I just really wanted to keep pretending that she was mine.
LAUREN: Because I'm terrified. You know what if we find our real daughter that she's, I don't know, somehow broken because I wasn't there for her.
BRAD: Listen, however she has turned out is not your fault.
LAUREN: What if she's in a bad way?
BRAD: Then we'll do what we can to help her.
"I just have to find my daughter," Brad then says and Lauren agrees that too but still wants more time to "prepare for whoever it is we find." Brad agrees to hold off for now knowing that the search will continue at some point.
Terese is home from work and is surprised with the good mood that Brad is in and he replies that it's down to her chat with Lauren and goes on to tell her that Lisa isn't coming. She then admits something Lauren said to her was hard to take - that Terese was relived Lauren was investing her time in Lisa rather than 'Lily'. Terese confesses that she's hated what this has done to them all and Brad adds that they can't pretend it isn't happening before adding that she did the right thing. "I hope so," Terese replies.
BRAD: We are going to get through this, together yes, like we always do.
Terese now concedes that perhaps it is time to tell his dad.
Chris and Bossy come calling on Georgia to tell her that he couldn't go through with the date with Will as it would have felt like cheating. While she goes to make him a sandwich, he tells her about calling the prison and that Hudson could have visitors from next week as he wants to hear his side of the story before deciding where things lie.
Amber and Rick are happy with how the revised photo shoot went, indeed so much so that he offers Amber a permanent job! "I thought you didn't like me," Amber admits but he replies that he did so because she had potential. Amber is on the verge of turning the job down as its going to be a busy year for her what with school/her job at Harold's/Josh but Rick assures her that she's so good that she might not need to go on a course and adds that she shouldn't hold herself back for a guy either.
Doug offers his (and Pam's) assistance in helping to track 'Lily' down after recovering from the shock of hearing about her. After then checking how Terese is coping (she's getting there), offers to drive her to the supermarket so they can have a special meal.
Josh comes downstairs and tries to talk again about his grandfather's confusion but Brad refuses to listen, telling his son that Doug is as sharp as he ever was!
Number 26 backyard
Chris cuts short his call with Kyle after he begins to feel unwell and seconds later he collapses to the ground.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Amber telling Imogen she doesn't stand a chance of getting Mark.
- Naomi denying she is after anyone.
- Paul agreeing to meet Paul!
- Strife (again) between Josh/Amber.
- Sonya getting all dolled up.
- Toadie praising Naomi.
- Sheila curious about her daughter.