Previously on Neighbours
- Callum creates an app about a girl; Sonya thinks it's his way of coping with the siege
- Lauren is considering taking up an art class
- Hudson breaks up with Chris
Chris tells Georgia that Hudson is dumping him, and she says that Hudson had asked to see her. Chris accuses her of telling Hudson he was cheating. She denies it.
GEORGIA: I told him to go and talk to you. That's it.
CHRIS: So basically you said it, without actually saying it.
Chris tells her he wishes she hadn't got involved.
No 32 - inside
Josie and Bailey are playing Callum's game. Josie comments Susan was right to let him off his assignment because of what he went through. She hopes he's not mad because she wasn't there. He says no.
JOSIE: Well, I guess you can't be too cross if you based your character on me. I never knew you thought I was Super Cool.
They kiss and ignore Bailey, and Matt comments about it as he walks through.
No 32 - garden
Matt tells Lauren he's off to work, and offers to take her art materials to her class. She says it's cancelled since the model pulled out. Matt offers, and Lauren laughs, saying it's not really his thing.
Karl and Lou tell Matt that the class is life drawing: nude. Matt is taken aback, and the other two men are amused.
LOU: It's just that you, my friend, are not the sort to display all in the name of art.
MATT: I could be. Besides, I'd rather Lauren was staring at me than some other bloke. Besides, she's going to be the only one there so it's not a big deal.
KARL: There'd be a teacher, but I'm sure they'd be discreet.
MATT: Well, maybe I could drape something, like a scarf.
LOU: Oh no, sorry sunshine. I've done one of those classes. No, the only clothing allowed is your birthday suit.
KARL: Please tell me you were a student and not a model, No on second thoughts, don't tell me anything.
Karl says it's not Matt's thing, and Matt asks why they think he's so straight- laced and Lou says it's because he is.
Georgia tells Toadie that she ruined Chris's relationship. Toadie points out that she only went to see Hudson because he asked her.
TOADIE: OK, all you've done is be a good mate, and the last time I checked the Crimes Act, that wasn't against the law.
GEORGIA: Then why do I feel so awful?
Josie is buying Callum a cupcake. She shows Lou the game, saying it's based on her adventures. Lou is impressed. Susan comes in saying she's been playing it half the morning.
SUSAN: Hasn't Callum got the little Imogen character down pat too?
JOSIE: It's not Imogen: it's me.
LOU: Of course it is, sweetheart.
JOSIE: It's a simple question. Is Super Cool Chick based on me?
CALLUM: Who else would it be?
JOSIE: That's not an answer.
CALLUM: Well, does every one of life's mysteries need an answer?
JOSIE: No, but this one does.
Callum admits that she's not Super Cool Chick, and she says it's Imogen, which he denies. She tells him he's always thought she's second best.
JOSIE: This is so humiliating. I was going to tell you that I love you and then…
She leaves, leaving Callum looking stunned.
Lauren tells Matt her art class is back on, and he tells her that he's the model. Lou is listening in from the kitchen.
MATT: I don't want to be dull old Matt anymore.
LAUREN: You're not old. (pause) Or… or dull.
Lauren comments that he doesn't have to get out of his comfort zone to make her happy. He replies that the dancing class was out of his comfort zone. Lou puts in that he didn't get out of his clothes. Lauren says they can call it off.
MATT: I wouldn't care if it was you or a 100 other people. I'm doing it.
Callum tells Toadie that Josie was going to say she loved him… until he screwed it up. Josie thinks he's interested in someone else, even though it's not true. Toadie tells him to stop concentrating on himself and ask himself whether he loves her.
Lauren tells Lou she's looking forward to Matt posing. Lou says he'll bet $10 that Matt will pull out. She agrees, but for $50.
LAUREN: He wants to give his image a little shake- up.
LOU: I don't think anything that tightly wound can shake, but I'm happy to take your money.
After Lauren leaves, Lou goes over to Susan. He says that he's worried the class will be cancelled because Lauren is the only person signed up. Susan agrees to go, and to round up as many people as possible. Lou looks smug.
Chris tells Hudson that he hasn't cheated but someone asked him out and he wanted to go. Hudson reminds him he doesn't need permission. Chris says he wanted it to work, but he didn't know how hard it would be. Hudson agrees.
CHRIS: I thought this was going to be forever.
HUDSON: Me too. I guess we were wrong.
They hug, both upset.
Matt asks Bailey whether he should take a towel or a dressing gown.
BAILEY: Dad, you're an upstanding member of society. You don't strip in public.
MATT: No one's even going to see it except the teacher and your mum and let's face it, she's seen it all before.
BAILEY: Ok, why are you doing this?
MATT: Because I love your mum.
BAILEY: No, no, no, no, no. Why are you forcing me to think about you naked? Mum knows you love her.
MATT: I want to show her.
BAILEY: But you don't show anyone anything.
Matt explains that this is the only way Lauren can do her class, and she's been so down in the dumps, so he's willing to do this for her. Bailey tells him that giving her false hope will be worse, but Matt assures him he's not backing out.
Cal apologises for being a jerk, and tells Josie he loves her. She says he doesn't: everyone knows Super Cool Chick is Imogen. He assures her he hasn't got a crush on Imogen. He says it's about brains and bravery and strength (which doesn't help), then tries to explain it was because Imogen was at the siege.
CALLUM: I love you.
JOSIE: I don't believe you.
An upbeat Lou is just about to leave, telling Bailey he's arranged cover.
LOU: There's no way I'm missing the greatest show of the century.
BAILEY: Wait… what show?
LOU: Just one of Erinsborough's finest doing a striptease, if he dare.
BAILEY: You're not talking about Dad?
LOU: Oh, he told you, did he? Well, the show starts in 20 minutes.
BAILEY: Hey, I'm not,… I'm not going to perve on my dad, OK? And neither should you.
LOU: I am not perving. I'm just trying to prove a point. And win 50 bucks.
Lou tells Bailey that he's drummed up a lot of people to go to the class. Bailey says that Matt thinks it's just him and Lauren. Lou laughs.
Georgia and Will are chatting when Georgia gets a text (which is impressive, considering all mobiles should be switched off according to the notice). Anyway, it's from Chris. Will offers to help, and Georgia tells him that Chris has broken up with Hudson (really broken up this time).
Chris opens the door to Will, who comes out with a really lame opening line. He offers to chat, as a friend, but Chris tells him to go, and shuts the door in his face.
Matt, dressed in his towel, is behind a curtain. He is psyching himself up for the event, telling himself it's just Lauren and the teacher. Meanwhile, Lauren, Susan, Lou and a number of extras are waiting for the class to start. Lauren nervously comments to Susan that she thought it would be just her. Susan tells her to relax: it will be fun. Lauren says she hopes Matt thinks so, as he's the model. Matt steps out and is horrified when he sees the size of the class.
LOU: Not a bad turnout after all, hey, sunshine?
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Sheila arrives at the class, and asks Matt if he's up for it
- Sheila suggests calling Charlie's "Sheila's"
- Paul and Daniel announce the new name
- Doug admits he can't remember things.