Previously on Neighbours
- Amber's boss has a rant at Amber, then later offers her a job. He wouldn't have pushed her so hard if he didn't think she had potential.
- Toadie says Naomi managed to get Paul Robinson to act like a human being, that's practically a miracle.
- Sheila sees Toadie and Naomi at the office having drinks.
- Chris tells Georgia that he and Will are just friends, and even though meeting with Will wasn't cheating, it felt like it was.
- Chris falls over.
Number 26 Back Yard
Chris wakes up to hear Bossy barking at him. He cries out for help. Georgia hears him and runs to his aid. His leg is in agony. Georgia says there may have been a complication with the surgery, as she phones for an ambulance.
Karl explains to Chris that the blood flow to his leg has been compromised. He calls for an ultrasound, and tells Chris once they find the clot everything will be okay. Will arrives and asks if they should contact anyone for him. Georgia offers to call Chris's parents and tell them what's happening.
Sonya's on the phone, while Toadie arrives and starts playing with Nell. Sonya hangs up and explains she was talking to Danni who is going stir crazy. Toadie's says at least she's safe. Callum walks in with a sandwich, Toadie says he's pleased Callum is enjoying his last day of holidays but before Callum can respond his phone rings, and he runs off to talk to Josie.
Toadie apologises to Sonya, he can't stay for lunch, he only came to collect a file to take back to the office. Sonya asks if he can stay for lunch, he was out the door before she got out of bed. Toadie explains that Naomi arranged a breakfast meeting, he doesn't know if it'll be a regular thing. Sonya misses Toadie. He says that she's the one who's out every second night at meetings. Toadie decides to stay for lunch and he's going to have Callum's sandwich. As Sonya leaves to make her lunch, Toadie takes out a card for a Chilean restaurant, and looks thoughtful.
Chris apologises for standing Will up this morning. Will says to forget it. Chris says it's hard when he keeps crashing his workplace. Karl returns with scans, there is a blood clot in the lower leg. He'll need another operation but he'll be awake the whole time, it'll be pain free and recovery is quick. Chris jokes it'll be like a holiday. Will says they'll get Chris back on his feet. Chris is glad Will is here, Will awkwardly says it's his job.
Sonya has finally put Nell to sleep, and apologises, so much for having lunch together! Toadie suggests they meet up tonight, she should make sure she's frocked up. He has booked them a table at a Chilean restaurant, the one that Naomi recommended. Sonya is ecstatic and excitedly hugs Toadie. She loves surprises! They start kissing passionately when Sheila walks in. Sheila informs them that Chris is back in hospital with a blood clot, but his mum is so stressed out. Sonya says she'll give Patricia a call and check in. Sheila asks how Naomi is getting on. Toadie says she's doing great and thanks Sheila for sending her his way. Sonya jokes she shouldn't bring any more clients in otherwise she'll never see her husband.
Naomi answers the phone. She asks the person on the line how they got her number and tells them not to call again. Paul wanders over and sees Naomi looking at a webpage on Australian Art. Naomi told him during their first conversation that it is one of her passions. Paul suggests that she buys some of them, he's not a collector himself but he does have a few pieces. Naomi says she has some contacts and suggests they catch up later. Sheila walks in and sits down with Naomi, as Paul leaves. Naomi asks if it's just a friendship thing between Naomi and Paul. Naomi says when she's decided, she'll let Sheila know.
SHEILA: I wouldn't waste my time on old money bags. I can't see him limping down the aisle any time soon.
NAOMI: Well I've always liked a challenge, and he's single, that's got to be a tick in your book.
SHEILA: Well it would make a nice change for you at least.
NAOMI: Charles's marriage was already falling apart. He pursued me, not the other way around.
SHEILA: Are you so desperate for financial security that you would even go after Paul Robinson? You know there's more to it than that.
NAOMI: Oh, I know, I was in love once, desperately in love, but you fixed that.
Naomi walks away to settle her bill.
Naomi tells Toadie's he's booked solid for the next month. Toadie sighs, so much for telling Sonya he'll be working less. Naomi suggests she put clients off, but Toadie assures her it's a great chance to grow the practice and thanks her for bringing in new clients. Toadie says they're a good team. Toadie gets a text, he tells Naomi he's taking Sonya to the Chilean restaurant that she recommended. Toadie can't wait to spend one to one time with Sonya, Naomi doesn't look entirely pleased.
Grease Monkeys Exterior
Josh and Amber are sitting together, he tells Amber that while he loves working with Pop, the work is killing him. Amber says it's good that he knows what he doesn't want to do when he finishes school. He doesn't have many options. Amber says he's smart, he's only repeating Year 11 because he was focussing on swimming last year. He now has time to find a career that makes him happy, like her with photography. They stand up and kiss, he missed her while she's been doing her internship. Amber tells him that Rick wants her to keep working with him. She hasn't given an answer yet, but wanted to check with Josh. Josh is very negative, wondering why she would put herself through it when Rick gave her a really hard time. He says there will be other opportunities, but Amber doesn't seem pleased with his advice.
Imogen is using the blender, while simultaneously stirring a pan, making a risotto. Amber arrives and talks about Josh.
AMBER: He just doesn't realise how insensitive he can be sometimes.
IMOGEN: And that's supposed to be a shocking revelation?
Amber invites Imogen to Harold's with her, she promises she won't talk about Josh the whole time. Imogen declines as she can't abandon her cooking now. She admits she's making this because she made a fool of herself over Mark. Amber accuses her of having a crush on Mark but Imogen gets defensive. Making food for Mark is just what neighbours do, there's nothing else to it. Amber says she doesn't have a chance with Mark, he's too old for her and he's just lost Kate. Imogen agrees, having feelings for him would be insane.
Will is sorting out some files, while Chris is on the phone to his mum, assuring her that he wasn't attacked, it was just a blood clot from the operation. He tells her it has nothing to do with Hudson, she's not thinking straight. He tells her he has to go, but he loves her and will talk to her later. He hangs up as Karl enters. He tells Chris they've removed the embolism, the blood flow has returned to normal so he should make a full recovery. He tells him to relax. Karl leaves.
Chris tells Will it's a good thing he's not on those painkillers, he's sure Will doesn't need another marriage proposal! Chris apologises for everything, he was trying to get to know him but wasn't being honest with what was going on in his own life. Will sits down at Chris's bedside. Chris tells will there is a reason that Hudson isn't around, he's in jail. Will understands why he would keep something like that to himself, Chris apologises for messing him around. Chris really likes Will, but it felt so wrong to go for drinks. Georgia walks past the door, as Will says he's made it clear how he feels about Chris. She looks concerned.
Georgia finishes fixing Chris's bedsheets. She asks what's going on between him and Will. Chris tells her he told him about Hudson, and he's cool, he didn't judge. Georgia says it isn't wrong to feel attracted to someone else. Chris says he was the one who pushed Hudson into getting back together. Hudson tried to warn him about the distance and resenting each other, it's all starting to come true. Georgia tells him to be honest with Hudson, even if it does mean calling it off. Chris can't break his heart, Hudson has no one. Georgia thinks he can't stay with Hudson out of guilt either. Chris needs to make a decision and stick with it, otherwise he'll hurt Hudson, and Will, and ultimately himself.
Paul is interested to hear about Naomi's contacts that she mentioned earlier, Naomi is happy to talk about them over dinner tonight. Sheila arrives and hears them arrange to meet tonight at 8, Paul will put champagne on ice. Paul walks past Sheila, whose mouth is open, aghast. Paul closes Sheila's mouth for her and leaves Harold's. Sheila tells Naomi that if she's planning on playing games with Paul Robinson, she will never win. Naomi says it is just a business meeting but Sheila questions her intentions. Naomi assures her that she's not interested in Paul in that way. In fact, she's not interested in anyone in that way.
Josh comes in and sits down on the sofa. Amber tells him she wants to take the job with Rick. She tells him that she killed it at the shoot today and it felt great. Josh is worried that they won't get time to see each other. He says Rick isn't the only photographer out there, and she should wait until she finishes her VCE and get a supportive boss. She asks if she told him to get rid of a difficult swimming condition, would he?
JOSH: Come on Amber, you know it's different. For a start, I had a real career.
AMBER: So what I'm doing, that's not a real career?
He apologises, it came out wrong. She asks him to leave, so he does.
Georgia tells Nell that it's time for her bath. Sonya enters showing off her dress for her dinner with Toadie. She gets a text from Chris's mum, Patricia. Sonya says she'll get someone from GA to give her a call. Sonya thanks Georgia for babysitting, it's been such a long time since she and Toadie went out for dinner. Sonya gets another text from Patricia, she's having a really hard time. Sonya decides to give a quick call. She talks to Patricia and asks her to calm down. She tells Patricia to go to the GA meeting tonight, as she can't talk to her tonight but she'll get another convener to give her a call. Patricia hangs up. Sonya tells Georgia that Patricia is a mess and she's the only person that she trusts to help her. Georgia asks what this means for her date?
Naomi is on the phone.
NAOMI: The police? Are you serious, it's mine! Don't call again!
Naomi hangs up, as Toadie walks in carrying some flowers. He asks if everything is okay. Naomi says she's been working on that option to pay off her debts and someone is trying to make her bad about it. Toadie offers to help, but Naomi says it's fine, and tells Toadie to have a good night. Toadie calls Sonya to say he's on the way for the date, but Sonya cancels on him. Toadie is disappointed, and tells Naomi. He invites Naomi to dinner as they'll hit him with the cancellation fee if he doesn't go. Naomi doesn't respond, she seems torn. He tells her to think about it while he makes a couple of calls.