Previously on Neighbours
- Brad is in denial that anything is wrong with Doug's memory
- Doug swears Josh to secrecy about the cock- up he made with the Dial- A- Kyle orders
- Having appeared to find Danni, Montague wrestles with Brennan in No 24, but escapes afterwards
- Ramsay Street is in lockdown, as the manhunt begins
- Callum's gone missing – and soon Montague accosts him in the Turners' shed
In the shed, Callum asks Montague how long they'll be there – he's getting hot and needs some fresh air, but Montague tells him to stay put. Montague explains he just wants to see Danni. Suddenly, Cal's phone rings – it's on the table in the garden. Montague rushes out to silence it, then brings it back with him.
No 30 / Ramsay Street
Sonya is leaving Callum a message, asking him to call her back. Susan tells her to stay calm, and goes to call Harold's to see if anyone's seen him.
Toadie, Naomi and Brennan are in the street, watching the ongoing police operation as they check all the houses in the street. Naomi is worrying about Sheila. Toadie's phone rings – it's Sonya, asking if he's heard anything about Cal. She reveals that she called Josie, and it turns out Callum's not with her. She's worried he's in trouble, but Toadie tries to reassure her. Susan comes back in and tells Sonya that no- one's seen Cal at Lassiter's either.
SONYA: I have to – I'm gonna go find him, okay?
TOADIE: No – no, you're not!
SONYA: No, I can't stand here and do nothing.
TOADIE: Okay. Just stay inside the house, okay?
SONYA: What if he needs us?
SUSAN: It's too dangerous, Sonya.
The argument continues, and Toadie's battery goes dead – Sonya assumes he's hung up on her. She runs out into the street in distress, and Matt tries to stop her from going any further. While the police are distracted mediating between Sonya and Toadie, Brennan creeps off around the side of the houses to try and track down Montague.
No 32 / Ramsay Street
In the shed, Callum tries to convince Montague to turn himself in.
CALLUM: You'll be in less trouble if you plead guilty for the shooting.
MONTAGUE: I didn't shoot anyone! I just wanted to see Danni.
Callum advises Montague to escape over the back fence, but he's afraid the cops will see him – so Cal offers to find him somewhere to hide. He suggests that Montague hide in the roof at No 30 . Cal offers to call Sonya to check whether there's anyone in the house. Montague gives Cal his phone, insisting he put it on speaker.
Sonya takes Callum's call, and he makes out that he's fine, and at Lassiter's Lake. She explains the situation to him, and tells him to stay exactly where he is – while Montague listens to their conversation. We learn Georgia and Nell are safely in the city. Cal ends the call, and Toadie gets a big hug of relief from Sonya, before going off to meet Cal at the lake. Meanwhile, Montague and Callum exit the shed.
Josh and Amber convene, each relieved to discover the other is okay given the situation on the street. We learn Lauren and Bailey are safe in the kitchen. Josh explains that Imogen is upset at having been taken hostage, but that at least she's safe now. When Amber explains Rick has asked her to do some more work for him, Josh apologises for his earlier attitude towards Amber's job, and offers to buy her coffee and cake to make up for it, promising to be more supportive. Amber doesn't seem that impressed.
Terese and Brad look after Imogen, but she's keen to go back outside to see if Brennan's okay. Her parents tell her it's not safe and to stay inside. Imogen's extremely agitated and goes to look out of the window to see if she can see Brennan – she's worried he might do something stupid.
Callum and Montague come in through the back door undetected. Callum directs Montague towards a manhole into the attic which is in the laundry, but suggests he sort out some food for him first, in case he's up there a while. Montague turns away as he sorts out the food, and Callum eyes a weighty- looking chopping board on the kitchen surface…
Susan, Naomi and Sonya continue to watch the police operation, when Toadie rushes back into the street – Callum wasn't at the lake as he said, and he couldn't call him because of his flat battery. At that moment Callum comes rushing out of No 30.
CALLUM: He's inside! He's inside! He's in the house!
As Cal rejoins his parents, Matt and his police team storm No 30…
Inside, Montague is lying dazed on the floor from where Callum hit him with the chopping board. He's just coming round, when Brennan comes in, grabs him by the neck, and begins strangling him – until Matt bursts in and stops him in his tracks. Montague is arrested by the police.
Erinsborough Police Station
Matt and Kelly Merolli march Montague into the police station. Brennan demands to sit in on the interview, but Matt tells him no.
MONTAGUE: I didn't shoot anyone. Why do people keep saying that?
BRENNAN: That's crap. You were seen at Lassiter's right before it happened.
MEROLLI: Shut up! Both of you!
As Montague is taken into the interview room, Merolli tears strips off Brennan for almost making things much worse back on Ramsay Street. Matt tells him to go home, and that they'll be in touch.
Dial- A- Kyle
Doug and Josh are loading up the truck in the yard.
DOUG: Scumbags like that should be locked up for good. They ruin people's lives. And then they're let off with a slap on the wrist.
JOSH: Well, not always.
DOUG: The lowlife that killed my Cody got twelve years. He's out in ten. They should have thrown away the key.
JOSH: I'm sorry, Pop. Today must have brought up some pretty rough memories, hey?
DOUG: She's been gone eighteen years now. Feels like yesterday.
Josh gets a text, hoping it's from Amber, but it's not. He moans about the ‘absolute toolbag' Amber's working for, and how he gets shouted at whenever he mentions it.
DOUG: She supported your swimming, didn't she?
JOSH: Yeah, but that's different. I didn't make any stupid choices.
DOUG: Look, I'm not an expert on women – I flew to the other side of the country to give Pam some time- out – but Amber has got to find her own way. You don't have to like every decision she makes. But you still support her. And if things go wrong, who's going to be the first one to pick her up and help her start again?
JOSH: I am.
Sonya and Toadie fuss over Callum after his ordeal, but he insists he's fine. Sonya's worried it has brought back memories of what happened with his biological dad, Troy, but Callum just wants to go to Josie's rather than talk about it. His parents say no, and he goes off to write an English essay about superhero figures in classical literature.
After he's gone to his room, Sonya expresses her annoyance with Toadie for letting him go – but he points out that they can't make him talk about it, and they have to let him deal with it at his own pace. Naomi turns up at the door – she tells Toadie she's rescheduled most of his appointments for the week, to give him some time with his family after what happened. The Rebecchis are grateful, and Sonya goes to check on Cal. Toadie tells Naomi he really appreciates her thoughtfulness, and they bid each other goodnight.
Erinsborough Police Station
Matt is questioning Montague like the detective he manifestly isn't, but Montague is denying all knowledge of having anything to do with Kate's shooting. His story is that he got picked up from Lassiter's by his priest, who took him to his church for coffee!
MATT: Well congratulations. I've been on the force a long time and that is the most pathetic alibi I've ever heard.
Matt reminds Montague that he's also in trouble for skipping bail, breaking into No 24 and holding people hostage – but he remains insistent he didn't hurt Kate. Matt wraps up the interview, but tells Montague he'll be held at the station while the investigation continues. He's taken away.
Kelly Merolli comes in, saying Brennan won't leave until he gets an update. Matt tells her to send him in. He tells Brennan about the alibi, which he needs to check out before he can charge Montague.
BRENNAN: Give me five minutes with him. I'll get you the confession.
MATT: You had more than five minutes when you lured him to Ramsay Street. Did you get one then?
Matt tells Brennan there's no change Montague will get bail, and that he wants him locked up too – but that they must do this by the book.
The Willises relax in the living room. Brad and Terese head to bed, after Imogen insists again that she's fine.
JOSH: If you can't sleep I can make you a herbal tea or something?
IMOGEN: Did you just say something considerate? I better go to bed before I go into shock.
Imogen heads upstairs, and Doug asks after Josh's tiff with Amber. He explains they're texting again, which Doug says is better than the silent treatment Pam often gives him. He suggests they have a cup of tea before bed, but Josh says they're out of milk.
DOUG: Well, I'll just pop down to Harold's and get some more.
JOSH: It's closed, Pop…
DOUG: Of course. I'll go herbal then!
Josh looks worried, before heading to bed himself. But as soon as he's gone, Doug again has the idea that he needs to go and buy milk – and heads out of the front door.
The next morning, Josh enters the house, having gone to buy milk himself. Terese is reading an article about Montague, saying charges are pending regarding Kate's shooting. Imogen says Brennan must be happy about it, and Terese looks suspicious. Brad comes in, looking for Doug, whose bed apparently hasn't been slept in. Josh and Brad head out to look for him, while Terese and Imogen get dressed.
Sonya and Toadie are treating Callum to breakfast at Harold's.
SONYA: Are you sure you don't want any more pancakes?
CALLUM: Wow. I should get held hostage more often.
Callum again insists he's fine, and gets a text from Josie, who apparently thinks he's a hero now. Callum modestly supposes that he is. He mentions that he wrote a couple of pages on Mr Darcy for his superhero essay.
SONYA: I love Mr Darcy.
TOADIE: I love him too… (falters) I love that you love him.
Josh comes in, looking for Doug. Amber, who is at another table, hasn't seen him. They both head out to look for him, Amber deciding it's more important than a parade she was going to photograph.
Brennan is sulking, when Matt turns up at the door. While he's charged Montague for his other crimes, apparently the priest's alibi checks out regarding Kate's shooting. And if the word of a man of the cloth weren't proof enough of Montague's innocence, timestamped CCTV footage has revealed that Montague was at the church at the time Kate was shot.
MATT: He didn't shoot Kate.
BRENNAN: So who did?
Josh and Amber come across Doug, dazed and confused, with a large cut on his forehead. He says he just tripped over, but doesn't seem with it at all. Josh says they've been worried about him.
DOUG: There's no need to worry. I'm meeting Cody, but I'll be back for dinner.
DOUG: Yeah. She's waiting for me at the Hungry Bite.
Doug starts wandering off again, and Amber asks who Cody is. Josh explains she's Doug's daughter –who died before he was born. Josh is upset.
Monday on Neighbours
- At the hospital, Karl seems to think there's something wrong with Doug, but Brad is in denial
- Danni lays into Brennan for using her as bait, but he's unrepentant
- Paul tells Brennan to leave the investigation to the police, but Brennan ‘calls in a favour'
- Naomi is throwing her cash about, and Sheila's suspicious as to how she got it
- Naomi tells someone on the phone that she hasn't done anything wrong