Previously on Neighbours
- Doug tells Pam that she didn't even consider that something was wrong, she chose to think the worst of him.
- Imogen tells Sonya about bringing pastries to Mark to cheer him up.
- Mark speaks to Tracey Wong, who Paul has hired as a private investigator.
- Mark tells Paul it's a big mistake, the only thing PI's are good at are getting cases thrown out of court.
- Naomi offers to help Sonya with her accounts.
- Sheila tells Sonya she knows Naomi, and she hopes she isn't going after Sonya's husband.
Toadie returns home to find Sonya sorting out a huge stack of boxes of oranges. She tells him about the mix up with the order and she has to sort it out. She tells Toadie Sheila's theory that Naomi sabotaged the order on purpose because she wants to cause problems for them so she can have Toadie all to herself. Toadie finds it hilarious, he says they're just friends and hopes that Sonya trusts that if there was something to it that Toadie would put immediate stop to it. Sonya knows that, she's just trying to get to the bottom of what's going on.
Terese and Imogen comfort Pam who's upset. Pam says she's a terrible wife, they've been together nearly 50 years and she didn't even notice anything was wrong. She was getting so worked up over an imaginary affair that she missed all the signs. It just shows that Doug and her are further apart than she ever thought.
Doug wonders how Pam could think he would be unfaithful. Brad asks him to put himself in Pam's position, he was mentioning Jill Weir, but Doug can't remember that. The main thing is Pam doesn't trust him. Brad says they'll sort this out. Doug goes for a walk by himself.
DOUG: I've got my phone with me in case I get lost. Although the way things are going maybe I'd be doing you all a favour.
Meanwhile, Paul enters and joins Tracey, bringing her transaction records from Lassiter's. Tracey hopes to find who was in the complex at the time of the shooting. The police would have that information but Tracey says he'd be surprised how long it takes them to process evidence in a case this complex. Tracey tells Paul there's a rumour going around about Mark Brennan.
Number 24 Exterior
On the landing, Paul tells Mark there's a rumour that he's illegally obtained copies of the police files on Kate's shooting. Mark could easily have some friends on the force who could get him copies. Paul tries to go in, but Mark insists he doesn't have them. Imogen arrives and asks what's going on. Paul leaves, saying he won't let this go.
Imogen comes inside with Mark, seeing the case files spread across the floor. Imogen brings in some oranges, telling Mark about Sonya's mix-up, and she wants Mark's advice about how to investigate to find out what happened. Sonya didn't ask Imogen to do it, but Imogen would quite like the distraction from everything going on at home.
Naomi brings a contract which Toadie needs to sign today. Naomi has also typed up that letter regarding Charles' painting and it's on its way now via his PA. Naomi notices all the oranges, and Toadie tells her about the mix up. Naomi thinks that's all that Sonya needs. Toadie starts acting strangely, and Naomi asks him what's up.
Naomi is angry about what Sheila told Sonya. Sheila says Naomi probably mixed up the order to come between Toadie and Sonya.
SHEILA: I have watched you in action long enough to see how you operate. You see cracks in a marriage and then you take advantage, I mean that's what happened with Charles and Polly, isn't it?
NAOMI: This is unbelievable even for you!
SHEILA: I know you deliberately got close to Toadie just to see if he and Sonya were arguing.
NAOMI: You sound ridiculous!
SHEILA: Everytime I see you with Toadie you're laughing and joking, having little lunches.
NAOMI: Because we're friends.
SHEILA: Rubbish, you've got your sights set on him, he's supposed to be your boss!
Sheila says she's just looking out for her. Naomi wonders if it ever occurred to Sheila that she's learnt her lesson and she might be a different person now. Sheila doesn't look convinced.
NAOMI: Fine, you still have trust issues with me, that's your problem. But in the future keep your ugly thoughts to yourself and stop ruining my friendships with other people!
Naomi storms off.
Pam is doing the household ironing to keep calm. Brad tells her that Doug is scared and is worried he'll lose her. He doesn't want to face this alone. Pam doesn't want that either, and she's scared too.
PAM: Yes your father and I have had our ups and downs and we've been at each other's throats, but he's the love of my life, my rock. I've seen what this disease does to people, I've nursed people through it and to watch the man I love slowly disappear, to know that one day that when I walk into the room that he won't even recognise me. What if I can't do that?
Erinsborough Police Station/Lassiter's Complex
Paul tells Kelly that Mark's obtained police files related to Kate's murder case. She asks how he knows this, and he reveals it's an unsubstantiated rumour. Paul says if it is true then Mark might jeopardise the investigation yet again. Kelly decides to make some enquiries.
Paul walks out of the station and bumps into Sonya, who's out of breath. Sonya gives him two bags of oranges and she marches off leaving Paul bewildered. Imogen rushes up to Sonya telling her after her investigation that someone made a clerical error at the company supplying the oranges. Sonya looks shocked, but thanks Imogen.
Imogen brings Mark another home cooked meal, to say thank you for helping her crack the case. Mark gets a phone call from someone warning him that the police are coming. He quickly collects the files, and Imogen offers to help by hiding them for him. There's a knock at the door, and Imogen grabs the files and goes out the back. Mark goes to the door, meeting Kelly who has a warrant to search the place.
Doug, Pam, Brad and Terese sit down. Brad hands Doug the photo album that Josh made for him. He knows Doug and Pam have been through tough times. He shows them a photo of them taken not long after they lost a child to SIDS, and notes that while the pain was obvious, they were there for each other. Then he goes to photos taken when money was a bit tight, but they were happy. They then go to pages with photos of Cody (and Gaby who isn't credited even Rachel Blakely's photo appears in a number of pictures.) Brad says what happens next is going to be tough, but if they can get through this and survive then they can get through anything.
Toadie's on a jog and finds Naomi crying. He rushes over to her. She's upset as Sheila thinks she's a home-wrecker. No matter what she does, she'll always be judged for who she was.
TOADIE: I guess some impressions are hard to shake. If it's any consolation I've been through something similar myself.
NAOMI: Really? You got mixed up with a married man too, did you?
TOADIE: Uh, no, no. But believe it or not, and this is going to be hard to believe, but I was once a bogan. Yep, I know it's very hard to believe, but I was always acting up, playing the fool and figured that if people were laughing with me they wouldn't be laughing at me, all that kind of rubbish. But then I wanted to become a lawyer, so I had to study seriously, got my degree, opened my practice but still some people wouldn't take me seriously and it took me years to earn their respect.
NAOMI: So what you're saying is I should just wait and then maybe in a hundred years things are going to be fine with mum.
TOADIE: I don't think it will happen that quickly! I guess what I'm saying is that if you genuinely change then she will come around.
NAOMI: Does that mean you're not a bogan anymore?
TOADIE: There's still a little bit of bogan in me, deep down, inside. He's only allowed out on special occasions like Christmas, yeah, and anything involving wrestling, and monster trucks, definitely monster trucks, Barry comes out. Barry, that's his name! Yeah.
Naomi bursts out laughing.
Kelly and another officer finish the check. Kelly says he's in the clear. Mark guesses that it was a tip off from Paul, but she can't answer that. Kelly says she knows he's emotionally involved in this case and with his old contacts it wouldn't surprise her if he did have the files in his possession. She tells him to take this as a warning. He's being watched.
Brad wonders where Doug and Pam are, they should be back by now. Terese thinks late is good sign, it means they're talking. They finally arrive, saying that they've made a good start with things. Brad says he and Terese have been talking, and they want Doug and Pam to move in with them permanently. The kids love the idea too. Brad has spoken to Gaby and Adam and they agree they're best equipped to help. Pam says it's a big call, it won't be easy as there will be times they'll want to throttle the both of them. Terese is sure about it and Brad jokes that if it gets too much they could move back to Gaby's.
Sonya tells Sheila that Naomi had nothing to do with the botched order, and Toadie says she's never made a move on him. Sonya trusts Toadie, but Sheila says maybe he didn't notice Naomi was making a play for him. Sonya wonders how she can say this about her own daughter. Sheila says Naomi has always used her feminine wiles to get what she wants. Every time Sheila sees Naomi with a married man, she starts to worry. Sonya says Naomi could have changed. Sheila wonders if a leopard can change its spots, and Sonya says they can, she's case and point. She struggles from time to time, but change is more likely to happen if you have the support of people around you.
Naomi laughs about Toadie's wrestler name, 'The Lawman.' Toadie says he and Connor had their own wrestling show, they had a cult following, and they also had a bikini shop called 'Bounce.' They laugh at how ridiculous it was. Toadie is pleased to see Naomi smiling. He has to go home now to cook dinner, Naomi thanks him for the coffee and chat she feels better. As Toadie leaves he places his hand on Naomi's shoulder. Once he's gone, Naomi looks thoughtfully for a moment, rubbing her shoulder.
Paul meets with Tracey. She shows her a list of credit card transactions from the hotel on the day of Kate's shooting. She tells him to look who was there 30 minutes before it happened. Paul is shocked.
Paul shows Mark the list. He tells Mark that Sienna was there just before the shooting. Mark says that Sienna gave an alibi to the police that she went straight to her cousins after he met with her. Paul says she's a liar, they both know she wanted Kate out the picture. Paul says that once again, this is all because of Mark.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Mark asks Sienna where she was when Kate was shot.
- Paul tells Daniel he thinks it was his fault, and he can't stop thinking about it.
- Paul tells Mark that if the law won't do its job, then he will. Mark thinks this isn't even about solving the case anymore.
- Sonya organises Susan to be a celebrant for Mandy Edwards. Susan is excited and Karl thinks it's fantastic.
- Daniel almost knocks over Imogen on his skateboard
- Imogen hits something in her car, and asks Chris what it was.