Previously on Neighbours
- Imogen finding her dad's yoga money and wanting details.
- Terese commenting that she'd hope Brad wouldn't keep anything from her.
- Josie putting Jayden right.
- Jayden setting a time to fight with Bailey.
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Bailey's arrival puts an end to the pashing session Josh/Amber are having. While she heads inside to dress for work, the boys talk about the fight with Jayden (the discussion started after Josh spotted some of the remnants of what Jayden tipped onto Bailey's head) and Josh's advice is for him not to fight but to use his head instead to get out of it.
Terese heads off to the shops and Brad thanks his daughter for keeping the PI stuff quiet, explaining that with just him knowing nobody is going to get their hopes built up (like what happened with Lisa) and he can make decisions quickly if they are required. “Mum should have a say,” Imogen replies and while Brad agrees with her, given she felt the need to unload to the counsellor recently; he doesn't want her feeling pressured again so soon until it is vital he tells her something. Imogen wants to think about it more before agreeing to do what her dad is asking.
Without going into specifics, Imogen unloads her “man” woes on Amber but instead of getting sympathy, is told that part of her problem is putting men on pedestals and thus setting herself up for disappointment.
IMOGEN: I'd just rather have high standards than no standards at all.
AMBER: Is that a dig at me?
AMBER: Wow, thank you! I will be sure to tell your brother that.
Lauren has heard about Bailey's fight from Josie but their chat is curtailed when Matt comes through after dressing for work. He subtly asks if she is going to be free one day next week (ideally Tuesday) for them to do ‘a couple thing', quickly adding that it's been a while since they've done something special when Lauren wonders why. “It has and I'd love to have lunch with you next week,” she replies.
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After being ordered to do so by Lauren, Lou and Bailey begin to shift the bottles of ginger beer from the shed to underneath the house. Bailey is told to keep the labelled ones aside (as they are the alcoholic ones) so no kid drinks it accidentally given its potency! This nugget of information looks like its appealing to Bailey from the look on his face.
Having got Lauren to agree to their “date” on Tuesday, he confirms arrangements for the vow- renewal with Susan. She even volunteers to help him write some new vows after commenting that couples renewing their vows make them more personal but he wasn't sure that he could manage himself.
Bailey is very much on edge waiting his ‘date with Jayden' especially when someone knocks into his bag containing the alcoholic ginger beer! Josh catches him on the way out to see if he's figured something out and Bailey explains that he's got something planned and is off to broker a deal… well other than for Jayden to hurt him!
Susan is working on Matt's vows and isn't amused at what she's found so far online and asks the newly arrived Karl for his help. He's a bit amused at being asked especially after reminding Susan she hates the songs he writes but a promise of a ‘blue box reward' has him eager to help!
Karl uses the pretence of getting ideas for a new love song to get information from the RSR's individually (Josh, Amber, Lou, Brad, Terese, Imogen) for their take on what love is, which are all very positive bar Imogen's.
What Amber said has gotten to Imogen and she asks her mum about it when she arrives home. Her advice is that while it isn't wrong in wanting people to be the best versions of themselves however if she's always expecting perfection then she is always going to be let down.
IMOGEN: I'm so judgemental.
“Don't be so hard on yourself,” Terese immediately says to her daughter and suggests that she explains to Amber that she is far from perfect.
Amber is quite cool with Imogen when she first arrives but after the apology from Imogen that she was just trying to be a good friend in what she said to her, the temperature rises. There is also an admission from Amber that she is fearful of scaring guys off if she asks too much but then adds that things didn't start getting better with Josh until she started expecting more from him.
IMOGEN: I can't argue with that.
AMBER: I think it's great that you expect so much from guys, you don't just accept whatever they throw your way.
IMOGEN: Maybe we're both right? Maybe we need to place our expectations somewhere in the middle?
AMBER: Somewhere in the middle sounds perfect!
The girls then hug, the ice having truly melted.
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Bailey again interrupts the pash session with Josh/Amber when he arrives home. Josh goes over to find out what happened with Jayden and is told that he accepted the deal hence why he's still living! Bailey is then stunned to get a text from Jayden inviting him hang out and decides to go so he doesn't make himself an enemy again.
Susan has a dig at Karl for how he came up with the goods but none the less, seems happy with the amount of material and hopes Matt can work with it. Eventually, Karl does produce something he has written, which Susan begins reading out.
SUSAN: The most romantic thing anyone has ever said to me is ‘Good morning I love you' because that's what you say to me every day. And the fact that you keep saying it after all these years and mistakes and children and pets and divorces and marriages makes me the luckiest, happiest man in the world. I love you Susan Kennedy.
“Aww Karl,” she then says and he explains that while it may not rhyme and not be a hit, it's from the heart.
SUSAN: I love it and it might make me a bad celebrant but I'm not going to share that with anybody. I love you.
After a kiss, Karl takes the piece of paper back from her, promising to put it under lock and key!
Imogen gives her decision to her dad, that while she thinks keeping it secret from Terese is wrong, she won't be the one to tell her. He appreciates her doing so and still thinks it's the best way to go about things.
IMOGEN: Just so we're clear, if mum asks me directly I will not lie to her.
After a hug with her dad, Imogen heads to her room and is replaced by Terese who has come down from her room and comments to Brad that it's good to see Imogen in a good place. She then goes on to tell him about the conversation earlier with her about people not being perfect, including him, and wonders if he knows what brought that up. “No idea,” he nonchalantly replies.
Matt is back late from work (working on Kate's case) and the family have had to forgo the planned BBQ he was planning on doing. He's also forgotten to tape the footy but Lauren then says she's done that for him and put a beer into the fridge for him too.
MATT: I really like you!
LAUREN: That's good ‘cos I really like you too!
Matt then goes to show how much he really likes his wife and as the head to the shower to continue showing each other, Bailey sneaks in through the back door looking somewhat inebriated!
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Bailey not responding well to his mum commenting about the mess he made in the kitchen.
- Cal telling Bailey that his Josie isn't happy at him.
- Daniel showing Amber/Josh the brochure for The Waterhole that she took the pictures for.
- Amber taking photos of herself/Daniel.