Previously on Neighbours
- Imogen admits that having feelings for Mark would be insane
- Paul agrees to buy Naomi's painting
- Naomi tells Sheila that she and Charles got back together after their break up
- Stephen Montague breaks into No 24 with a crowbar
Mark comes out of the bathroom gratuitously bare- chested having not put his shirt on after his shower. He asks Montague to put the crowbar, but he's not keen to do that. Mark surreptitiously picks up his phone as Montague orders him to sit down. Montague wants to know where Danni is, Mark informs him that Danni is not there.
MONTAGUE: I saw her online, and her car's out there.
Hmm, well that proves it. Montague tells Mark to call her, which he apparently does, leaving a message.
MONTAGUE: How do I know you called the right number?
MARK: Why would I lie?
AUDIENCE: *Rolls eyes*
Mark lies, saying that Danni misses him.
Paul tells Naomi that he's got the painting authenticated but without the paperwork he won't pay full price. She refuses $40k (half the value) and proposes $60k and the balance when the paperwork arrives. Paul shrugs and says they could just wait. She doesn't want to, as she hates being broke. Paul generously agrees, and she wants a contract.
PAUL: You can trust me. I'm the mayor!
NAOMI: I don't think your mother can trust you, Paul Robinson.
Toadie, Sonya and Callum are having afternoon tea together, Callum in a disgusting manner. He says he's in a rush because he's meeting Josie. Sonya reminds him he's got a shift at the nursery, and he says Imogen is covering it - although she hasn't actually been informed yet. Sonya has to go to a GA meeting, and Toadie is a bit upset that they can't spend time together. She promises that they can do that this evening.
Matt comes in followed by a flustered Sheila, who tells him that she saw a "really scary guy". He was hiding and watching the garage. She describes him as scruffy and with tattoos. Matt jumps to the conclusion that it must be Montague - obviously not many people have tattoos in Erinsborough.
Mark is fiddling with his phone and Montague asks what he's doing. Mark claims he's putting his shirt on. While he does that, he quickly starts up a recording app. He starts to talk to Montague about not being with the person you love and how it can make you do things you thought you weren't capable of.
MARK: Is that why you did it? At the lake?
There's a knock at the door. It's Susan. She comments about the door, and Mark says he did it. Then she gives him the post she'd come to deliver. He tells her he's really busy, and shuts the door, leaving her looking puzzled.
A worried Sheila is drinking her coffee and doesn't notice Naomi coming in. Naomi calls Sheila on blanking her, then Sheila explains that she thought she'd spotted Montague. That started her thinking about Kate, and how at first she wished that Kate was Kyle's girlfriend, then how bitter
SHEILA: Then after Kyle and Georgia broke up, I was so awful to her, so judgemental.
NAOMI: You, judgemental? I can't imagine.
SHEILA: I spent a lot of time being angry at her. But I spent years being angry at you. I'm so sorry, love. I missed you.
Mark again tries to talk to Montague about what happened. Then Imogen arrives with another meal. Mark shouts at her to run, but Montague grabs her. Imogen gets a call from Callum and she points out that if she doesn't answer Callum will call her home. She answers and goes to speak to him near the window. Cal is asking about the shift, and she tries to keep him talking while Mark is writing a text. Montague spots him and grabs the phone and stamps on it.
Susan is telling Sonya how Mark acted earlier, and they agree that Mark isn't normally rude. Anyway it's very odd that he would break in and not even open the door. Sonya suggests that maybe Montague is in there with him. Susan says that the police wouldn't happy if it was nothing.
Matt is reading out a list of crimes to Paul, who isn't interested - he wants to know about Stephen Montague. Matt gets a text saying that Montague has been ID'd on CCTV, then Sonya calls about how he might be at No 24.
Matt strides through the complex to the station, ordering a lockdown on Ramsay Street. Matt calls Lauren to check that none of the family are at home.
Montague challenges Mark about whether he even called Danni, and Mark claims he was texting her. Montague says he's leaving with Imogen, who's very scared. Mark thumps him, and pushes Imogen into the cupboard. She shouts at him, just to give away her location. The two men have left the house, as sirens are heard in the distance.
Lots of police arrive and Matt instructs them to cordon off the street. He and Kelly are going into No 24, whilst a few of them are searching other houses.
Mark returns and tells Imogen has bolted. Matt arrives and they all leave.
No 30 / Law office
Sonya calls Toadie and she asks him to see if Callum is down at the lake with Josie. Matt comes in and tells them they haven't found Montague yet. Sonya tries Callum's phone again, but there's no answer.
A panicky Sheila comes out of the house and says that she saw someone run through the garden and jump over the side fence. Matt tells her to go in and lock the doors. A police officer with a dog goes to investigate with Matt.
Naomi and Toadie arrive, but the police won't let them through. Sonya calls Toadie and is worried to hear that he hasn't found Callum. She tells him they have to find him…
No 32 garden
Meanwhile, Callum is listening to music while he sorts out the labels and hasn't noticed that he has 5 missed calls. He goes into the shed, and there's somebody there. There's slow reveal. Wow - it's Montague! Who'd have thought it?
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Montague won't let Callum answer his phone
- Sonya wants to go and find Callum
- Montague tells Callum they're not moving till the cops go
- Imogen wants to find Mark
- Toadie running up the street