Previously on Neighbours
- Polly agrees to drop the charges against Naomi, provided she gets the painting back
- When Sheila advises Naomi to find a ‘good, stable bloke', Naomi makes eyes at Toadie
- Unwanted chemistry bubbles between Daniel and Amber
- Sienna begs Brennan to let her stay at No 24
- Brennan finds a note amongst Kate's things, in Sienna's handwriting, saying ‘You're going to pay'
Brennan is fast asleep in a pile of police files. He has a dream that someone is stroking the back of his neck.
But when he turns to look up, it's Sienna, who goes in to kiss him. Brennan wakes up.
Daniel bumps into Imogen (again).
IMOGEN: This is like the hundredth time you've run into me.
DANIEL: I know, right? You really need to start watching where you're going.
Imogen is not amused, and leaves, while Daniel rejoins Paul at a table where they're eating dinner. Daniel gets out a container of what Paul describes as ‘hippie food', and sprinkles some on Paul's plate. He also reveals he's been lacing Paul's breakfast cereal with psyllium husks.
DANIEL: Well haven't you noticed an improvement in… certain areas of your life?
DANIEL: Well you're not as grumpy as you were when I first arrived.
Paul says he'll only eat the ‘hippie food' if Daniel runs an errand for him – he wants some boxes of paperwork moved up from his office in the hotel to a storage cupboard on the fourth floor. Daniel sounds curious about this storage room, but says he'll be happy to help. Paul tastes the hippie food, and doesn't seem to dislike it.
Toadie and Sonya are going through their diaries to find spaces where they can book in some quality time, but Toadie's all booked out with new clients Naomi has found. He offers to knock back the extra work, but Sonya thinks he should take the work while he can get it. They agree on tomorrow lunchtime for a date – until Sonya remembers she was going to check on Brennan, telling Toadie how he reacted badly when Nell knocked Kate's things over. But she decides to see Brennan before work, and then Toadie at lunch. Nell shrieks from the other room.
TOADIE: Sounds like Captain Fugglesworth has gone missing again.
Sonya goes to see to Nell, but asks Toadie to make sure Naomi doesn't schedule in any last- minute appointments at the same time as their lunch- date.
Daniel comes in as Amber is closing up, and offers to give her a hand. He says he wants to use up the photo film they started shooting on, then develop it straight away. He explains to Amber about the storage cupboard Paul was talking about, and how he's planning to turn it into a dark room to develop photos. He asks for Amber's help setting it up.
DANIEL: It is nothing like digital, where you just take a shot and the image is just there. When you develop film, you get to see the image you took come to life. What do you say?
Amber agrees to help tomorrow.
Sonya takes a cake round for Brennan, who apologises again for shouting at Nell the other day. Sonya says it's okay, but that she's worried about him. He reveals Sienna's back today, and that he has a lot to talk about with her, but isn't confused about her anymore. He says he has to tidy up in preparation, so shows Sonya out.
Toadie makes fun of Naomi referring to Paul as ‘Moneybags', saying she sounds just like her mum! She explains she's not sure how to move forward when she doesn't know where she stands with Paul. She's considering selling off some of what she bought to pay him off quickly, and Toadie thinks it's a good plan. He adds that he won't let Paul do anything unfair or below board to Naomi.
TOADIE: You are the type of woman who knows what she wants, and will go after it. That's what I like about you. You're gonna find a way to pay back this debt. I know you will.
Naomi basks in the glow of Toadie's approval.
Sonya bumps into Matt, and for some reason asks if he's run into Brennan lately. Matt immediately senses something's wrong, and asks what it is.
Brennan is acting nice as pie when Sienna returns, claiming he wants to make up for how he treated her before she left. He says he's been thinking about their relationship a lot while she was away.
SIENNA: Us, as in just friends, or something more?
BRENNAN: Well, that's what I want to discuss.
SIENNA: Me too. I just didn't want to pressure you into something you weren't ready for.
BRENNAN: Oh, no, I know exactly what I want.
She goes to unpack her suitcase, and the smile immediately drops from his face as he rifles in her backpack for her phone. He pockets it, then fastens her bag again.
Daniel is taking pictures with his camera, when Imogen suddenly comes into shot. He thinks he caught her in the perfect light, and asks her to pose for him – but she irritably says she needs to get to school.
DANIEL: Please. It'll only take a second, and I've only got a couple of shots left. And you are perfect.
Imogen does her best not to look flattered, and returns to where she was. She can't help smiling as Daniel snaps away.
Suite 1 Eclipse Apartments
Daniel's on the phone, placing an order for the chemicals required to develop photos. Paul comes in and is not thrilled to learn Daniel's setting up a dark room in the fourth floor storage room, but says he can go ahead, as long as he doesn't spill chemicals on Paul's council archives! Paul comments on how many hobbies Daniel has, and Daniel says he could do with a couple himself, given he spends most of his time stewing about Kate's murder.
PAUL: I'll stop stewing over Kate when the police come up with some answers, and Brennan stops getting in the way.
Having made Sienna a cup of tea, Brennan gets down to business.
BRENNAN: You've been lying to me.
BRENNAN: I spoke to your work. They told me you weren't fired. So why did you tell me you were?
SIENNA: I – I just really wanted to be here for you.
Brennan then pulls the note from his pocket that was amongst Kate's possessions, saying ‘You're going to pay' over and over again. Sienna is taken aback.
SIENNA: I wrote it after I found out you proposed. It was just a stupid spur- of- the- moment thing.
BRENNAN: You threatened her!
He starts shouting and thrusting the note at her. She gets up to leave but he says she's not going anywhere, and demands to know what she did. Matt, who has gone round to check on Brennan following his chat with Sonya, overhears shouting inside – and when he shouts in, Sienna shouts for him to come and help her. Matt finds Brennan screaming in Sienna's face, and Sienna in tears – so pulls him away from her.
MATT: What do you think you're doing?
BRENNAN: I just did your job for you. She's the one who shot Kate!
Erinsborough Police Station
Matt comes out of the interview room, having been speaking to Sienna. Brennan demands to know if she's confessed, but she hasn't. Matt ticks him off for not bringing the note straight to the police, rather than confronting her directly. Matt informs Brennan that they will be holding Sienna pending further investigation, and that he will no longer be discussing the case with him – he's now officially back out of the loop, and the police files Matt caught him with will be confiscated.
MATT: I won't give you any more warnings. Anything like this happens again, and I won't hesitate to charge you.
Sienna is taken out of the interview room by another officer, tearfully insisting to Brennan that she wrote the note out of jealousy, but would never have hurt Kate. He watches as she's dragged away.
Two police officers take boxes of files out of the house, and Brennan closes the door behind them. He flashes back to his confrontation with Sienna about the note, and then to the moment Kate was shot in his arms. He furiously flings the contents of the sideboard across the room. He then has a flashback to the police station, and Sienna saying she didn't do it – and then to the lake again, as he held unconscious Kate in his arms. As further flashbacks come to him – Kate dying in the middle of the Lassiter's Complex – he succumbs to the Soap Opera Crying Wall- Slide™ and sits distraught on the floor.
In the storage cupboard, Daniel has set up his dark room and is showing Amber how film is developed. A strange but positive chemistry appears to be crackling between the two throughout the encounter.
DANIEL: It's like that feeling you get when you first wake up in the morning, and everything's a bit fuzzy, but you know it's gonna be a great day.
AMBER: I've never thought about it like that.
DANIEL: Well every day is different to the one before. You just don't know what's gonna happen, do you?
AMBER: Yeah. I guess not.
DANIEL: And every photo's different too. The light, the colour, the composition. No two images are ever truly the same. What do you think?
AMBER: It's amazing.
DANIEL: Yeah, it is. I used to sit with my dad in his dark room for hours watching him develop film. Mum would come in, yelling at him, saying I was too close to the chemicals. But I loved it. I mean, it beats plugging a camera into a computer and having the images just appear out of nowhere.
AMBER: And what's wrong with that?
DANIEL: Well that's too easy.
Amber whinges for a while about her internship with Rick, likening him to Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada.
AMBER: And don't even get me started on the props. This one time I spent two hours looking for a specific flower ornament.
DANIEL: No, you see that's where he's got it all wrong. Photography isn't setting a scene, it's instincts. You can't create a moment – you've got to capture it.
They get talking about Queensland, and how Daniel misses it; but he says Erinsborough has its good points. Amber's keen to have a go at developing the next photo, and Daniel says he knew she'd be into it.
No 24 / Harold's Store
Sonya comes in, finding stuff strewn all over the floor, and Brennan sitting amidst it, staring into middle- distance. She sits down next to him and asks what's happened. Tearfully, Brennan says he's stuffed everything up.
Sonya's phone rings – it's Toadie, who's in Harold's with Naomi. He's super- excited, having managed to get a lunch booking for an exclusive restaurant called Rosetta, and is calling to tell her the good news. Sonya sadly tells him she won't be able to make it, as she can't leave Brennan. Toadie, visibly annoyed, asks if there's someone else who can look after him. But she says no; they'll have to take a raincheck on lunch.
Toadie hangs up and explains the situation to Naomi. He really wanted to go to Rosetta, so suggests that she call a client they were due to meet for lunch tomorrow, and ask him if he'd like to meet today, so he doesn't lose the restaurant booking. Once Toadie's left, Naomi calls the client – but rather than following Toadie's instructions, she simply confirms that he is booked for lunch with Toadie tomorrow.
NAOMI: No – nothing has to change at all… Great. Tomorrow it is.
She hangs up, and smiles.
Naomi is all dressed up, and rushes over to talk to Toadie, saying the client can't make today and suggesting they go to the restaurant together instead, for a ‘pitch meeting'. Toadie agrees, but only on the condition that they don't talk about work all the time they're there.
NAOMI: And we still need to debrief on the thirtieth anniversary WrestleMania matches.
TOADIE: Now you're talking!
Meanwhile, Paul spots Matt sitting outside Harold's and storms over, demanding to know what the development in Kate's case is that he's just been informed about.
Erinsborough High School
Imogen asks Amber how the photo developing went, and Amber admits that Daniel was ‘even weirder than usual'. Imogen says she noticed that too earlier, and that she thinks she knows why. Amber looks worried.
IMOGEN: I think he likes me. And you know I wouldn't just say that. But it explains why he's always running into me, literally. And he's always trying to strike up conversation with me. And then he got me to pose for some photos today, and kept telling me how perfect I am.
AMBER: So why would he be acting funny around me?
IMOGEN: I dunno. Maybe ‘cause you're my best friend and he doesn't want you to pick up on it?
AMBER: Yeah. I guess so.
But Amber looks unconvinced.
Brennan is laying flowers at Kate's grave, when a furious Paul storms over and demands that he get away from it.
BRENNAN: Save it, Paul.
PAUL: I heard about Sienna. About the letter she wrote.
BRENNAN: Doesn't mean that she did it. Nothing's been proven, and I don't think that she did.
PAUL: Oh, of course you'd say that.
BRENNAN: I know that you're looking for someone to blame, Paul. But I want this person caught just as much as you.
PAUL: No, no. No matter what way you try to spin this, every suspect, every lead links back to you. What happened today proves that.
Brennan walks away, leaving Paul by the graveside alone.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Sonya's not pleased to learn Toadie took Naomi to lunch in her place
- Sheila confronts Naomi about it, but she insists there's nothing going on
- Amber tentatively questions Daniel over his opinions on Imogen as they develop photos of her
- Toadie is representing Sienna, and tells Matt they must let her go if they're not charging her
- Brennan doesn't know what to think about Kate's murder anymore
- Brennan, Matt and the police chase somebody down