Previously on Neighbours
- Bailey and Callum fall out.
- Josh covers for Bailey.
- Brad admits about his search to Lauren.
- Lauren tells Matt she won't be home in time for the lunch.
- Matt tells Lou and Susan the vow renewal is off.
- Terese tells Josh if Brad did something wrong he did it for the right reasons.
- Lauren and Brad kiss in the hotel room.
Brad and Lauren are wide awake separately on the bed and couch and are startled by the wake up call. Lauren awkwardly tells Brad she's taking the first shower.
Susan suggests Matt calls Brad. He can tell him about the vow renewal and convince Lauren to return home without her knowing why. Matt thinks Brad and Lauren have more important things on their minds. Terese comes in and apologises for what Josh did yesterday and offering to cover the damages. Matt brushes it off saying it was an accident. They ask and find out the other hasn't heard from Brad and Lauren. They reassure themselves they'll call if something comes up.
Brad comes into the hotel room and comes off the phone to Tracey. It was the right street - the original house has gone but Mary Smith still owns the property on the new estate. Lauren thinks it's good news. Brad thinks it's great news - Tracey just needs to find out what number the house is. This could be their daughter. Lauren thinks it might be but could be a red herring. Lauren called a cab whilst he was out and is heading home. Brad is surprised. Lauren says she will as soon as she can get a flight. Brad thinks this could be it. Lauren wants to be home with her family - she can't take anymore of this. Brad wants to stay. Lauren apologises for not being here to help. Brad says he can handle it. Brad tries to talk about last night and Lauren says she needs to finish getting organised.
Number 26 Backyard
Bossy is sitting at the table and Chris is trying to teach him to fetch. Georgia comes in and comments that Bossy has better table manners than Kyle. Chris is going to teach him a thing or two when he gets back. Georgia thinks it will be soon as they've given Dane his passport back. Chris is pleased and asks when Kyle is coming home. Georgia thinks that with red tape it will be by the end of the week. She has cakes and wants to celebrate.
Will comes out with breakfast and Georgia realises someone's beaten her to it. Georgia and Will hug. Georgia accepts. Georgia asks what their plans are now that Matt's plans have been cancelled. Will looks blankly at Chris and Georgia. Chris explains the neighbours were having a few people around. Will thinks it would have been nice to meet some of Chris's friends. Will realises he has forgotten the maple syrup so suggests they start without him.
Georgia guesses Chris wasn't going to invite Will. Chris isn't sure as they've been on a few dates and last night was the first time he stayed over. Georgia thinks it could have got very awkward.
Matt answers the phone to Lauren - she is in the hotel room. They tell each other they were thinking about the other. Lauren tells Matt she's coming home as things didn't turn out as she'd expected. Matt thinks it's great - but not that things didn't work out. Lauren says she'll call when she gets in and she loves him too. Matt tells everyone the vow renewal is back on.
Brad checks everything is ok and Lauren says it is. Lauren tries to broach last night and Brad says it was a kiss - five seconds of madness - nothing more. He suggests they forget it ever happened. They agree on this. Brad offers to give her a lift to the airport to save her getting a cab.
Number 26 Backyard
Chris and Will are in the hot tub. Chris checks a text message and discovers the lunch is still on. Will is pleased - he gets to dress up for Chris after all. Chris says he'll have to check with Matt first. Will is confused. Chris explains. Will wonders if he was planning on inviting him before won't it still be ok now? Will realises that Chris wasn't actually planning on asking him. Will thinks Chris just said it to stop things getting awkward. Chris tries to explain they haven't been going out long and he didn't think he'd be interested. Will thinks it could be that or Chris didn't want him there. Chris admits he doesn't know what he wants. Will would rather Chris admit he doesn't want Will to meet his friends. Will's tired of trying to figure out what's going on with Chris and gets out of the hot tub. Chris doesn't want him to go. Will says that Chris lied about having a boyfriend then went back and forth. Now they're going out Chris doesn't want Will to meet his friends. Chris says he needs time. Will suggests they take things slow or it's fine if Chris doesn't want to do it at all. Will just doesn't want Chris to be hot and cold with him.
Number 32 Backyard
Lou tells Bailey the decoration looks fine. Matt asks for help with a box. Somebody needs to pick up the ice and prawns to be shelled.
AMBER: Oh - Karl is getting the ice and Bailey can do the prawns.
BAILEY: Why do I have to do the prawns?
AMBER: Because you're such a shrimp!
Lou laughs at this and Bailey thinks it's the worst joke he's ever heard. Amber tells Matt to relax - everything is going to be perfect. Lauren appears and asks what is going to be perfect. She looks round in surprise and asks if this is all for lunch. Matt tells her it's for a vow renewal. Matt goes down on one knee and asks Lauren to do the great honour of renewing their wedding vows.
Lauren walks in with Matt saying she had no idea. Matt points out it wouldn't have been a surprise then. Lauren thinks he's the sweetest most amazing man ever. Lauren thinks she doesn't deserve him. She gets emotional and Matt tells her she's supposed to be happy. Lauren says her timing is bad - running off to Adelaide just like that. Matt points out what's important is she's back. Matt shows Lauren Susan's suggestions for her vows. Lauren is surprised. She thinks she can come up with something but she needs to talk to Matt first about Adelaide. He cuts her off being sorry she didn't find her daughter but he wants to focus on them. Lauren agrees. Matt moves on to the dress and Lauren thinks she can pull something out of her wardrobe. Matt reveals that Amber has been to the boutique Lauren loves and picked out something Lauren will love. Amber's standing by to do Lauren's hair and makeup. Lauren realises he really has thought of everything. He wants the day to be special. Lauren says she loves him and they kiss. He tells her not to leave him waiting at the altar.
Number 32 Backyard
Karl tells Susan to stop fussing. Terese comes in asking if this is what it looks like. Amber comes out and everyone gasps in delight when Lauren comes out in a green dress with a bouquet of flowers. Lauren smiles and takes Amber's hand. Amber follows Lauren up the aisle to Matt and Amber and Bailey are by the arch.
MATT: You look beautiful - even more beautiful than the last time.
LAUREN: I've got even more to be happy about.
SUSAN: Ready? (They nod). Lauren and Matt - we're all here today to celebrate your love and to acknowledge your lifelong devotion to each other. You've shared the joy as well as the challenges of married life for twenty years and it's your wish today to reconfirm your commitment to each other. Matt - would you like to start?
MATT: I used to think marriage was the final step. That you'd meet someone, fall in love, tie the knot... What I didn't realise was that marrying you would be the beginning of an amazing adventure. Lauren - from the first time I saw you I knew you were the one. I am grateful for every minute of every day we've had together. (They look at the children.) Family is everything and you are the heart and soul of this family. I love you and I always will.
SUSAN: Thank you Matt. Now despite the very short notice Lauren would like to say her own vows as well.
LAUREN: No marriage is perfect and we all make mistakes. But when you have a husband like Matt by your side you can get through anything. Matt - you give me courage, hope, and most importantly, love. The sort of love that everyone should be lucky enough to have in their life.
SUSAN: Matt and Lauren - do you promise to continue to love, cherish and honour each other for better for worse in sickness and in health and forsaking all others remain faithful to each other for as long as you live
MATT AND LAUREN: We do.
SUSAN: Then it gives me great pleasure that I invite you to celebrate the renewal of your vows with a kiss. (They kiss and everyone claps. Terese takes a photo with her phone.)
Brad receives a text from Terese telling him about the marriage vows renewal. He receives a call from Tracey. He goes to write down the information she gives him.
Chris is looking in the fridge and Will appears telling him he'll have a beer. Chris confirms Will got his text and Will points out he's here. Chris admits he's been an idiot. Will was right - Chris wasn't sure whether to invite him because it was so new. Chris doesn't play games - he's not good at this stuff. He really likes Will and if Will gives him another chance he'll do better. Will wonders how he should know if Chris will get cold feet again. Chris says Will can't know that but neither can Chris. Chris doesn't think any relationship is perfect - nobody's perfect. If there is one thing Chris learnt today - it's worth trying. He asks Will if he'll give him another shot. Will agrees and jokes it'll be Chris's turn to make breakfast next time. They share a kiss. Amber walks in and takes a photo. She comments it's one for the photobook and they laugh.
Number 32 Backyard
Georgia and Sheila are dancing - Georgia comments to Sheila how romantic today was. Sheila wishes she wasn't so underdressed for a wedding. Georgia reminds Sheila it's a vow renewal but Sheila thinks it's close enough. Georgia's heels are killing her so she asks Bailey to dance with Sheila instead. He is reluctant but Sheila offers to teach him the hustle. Bailey passes and Sheila says he doesn't know what he's missing out on.
LOU: Sheila - you're an excellent dancer. You're very light on your feet.
Sheila is flattered. Lou tells her. Lou tells her that she dances like an angel in Khmer. When she asks him what it means he translates it. Sheila tells him it's very kind of him. Susan takes a drink over to Karl and tells him it's just what the doctor ordered. Karl thinks she's funny! Karl congratulates her - it was a beautiful ceremony. Susan thinks it went well. Karl doesn't think he could have done better himself. Susan feels flattered. Karl thinks that occasions like this remind him how much he misses family. Susan points out all the good friends they've got. Karl doesn't think it's the same as family.
Terese brings through some dirty plates into the kitchen. Lauren comes in through the house and hesitates when she sees Terese. When she walks up Terese tells her she looks stunning in that dress. Lauren thanks her and comments that Amber picked it out for her. Terese thinks it's great Lauren made it back in time and says that they might have a new lead. Lauren explains Brad wanted to stay and chase it up but she felt it was time to come home. Terese thought it was a tough decision. Lauren agrees it was but she thinks it was the right one. Terese agrees and apologises that Brad hired the PI on his own. She lets Lauren know that when she found out she made Brad tell Lauren. Lauren knows and appreciates it. Terese thinks Lauren would do the same for her.
Number 32 Backyard
Will asks Chris if he would like to meet the most important person in his life. Chris looks sceptical until Will explains that he means his dog - Napoleon. Chris thinks he's being funny. Will reiterates that Napoleon is the most important person in his life. Sheila comes marching out to Lou.
SHEILA: So - I dance like an angel, do I? I just called my Cambodian friend from self defence class and according to her that means you dance like an elephant. (Lou chokes on his food.) Ohhhh! You are one dead chook Colonel Sanders! (She chases him round the garden.)
Callum wanders in and comments the olds have gone crazy. He thinks it's a cool party and couldn't believe Bailey kept it a secret. Bailey can't believe Callum thought he would invite him. Callum points out Bailey had a go at him.
Bailey wanders off and Amber stops him. She asks what Bailey's problem is. Bailey doesn't know what she's talking about. Amber says she heard about Gramps' home brew - Josh told her everything. Bailey wants to know what Amber wants him to do about it. Amber wants him to show some remorse. Bailey sarcastically apologises and asks if she's happy now. Amber would be happy if she could kick his butt but she doesn't want to start a fight and ruin Mum's big day. Bailey thinks Lauren's got better things to worry about.
Brad knocks on a door. A young man answers the door and asks if he can help him. Brad says he was given the address as a possible residence of Mary Smith. He asks if the man knows her and the man asks if Brad knows her. Brad explains it's important he gets in touch with her - very important. The man says Mary's his Mum. Brad wants to know if she's here. The man says she isn't - she owns the place but the man lives here. Brad introduces himself and says hesitantly the parents adopted a girl in 1994 in the Queensland area. Brad thinks the girl is his daughter. The man thinks Brad's got the wrong Smiths - he's an only child. Brad apologises for bothering him but gives the man his card in case Mary wants to contact Brad just in case she knows anything about it. It would be much appreciated. The man asks whom Lauren is. Brad explains Lauren is the mother. Brad explains they're desperate to find their daughter. The man says he'll pass it onto his Mum but he doesn't think she'll be much help and apologises. Brad thanks him and leaves.
MAN: Hey it's me. I just thought you should know some people are looking for you. Your biological parents. We knew it had to happen sooner or later.
Brad drives away in a car.
Having changed, Lauren and Matt come in with their bags. Lou asks them if they're ready to go and they confirm they are. Lou told Lucas and Vanessa they'll swing by. Lauren can't wait to meet little Sebastiana - she thinks it's great they went with a family name.
Lauren's phone rings and she's surprised it's Brad. He says it's no good. He found Mary Smith's son but he's an only child. Lauren asks what they do now. Brad has left his details and will stay on a bit longer in case Mary calls. Lauren asks him to call her if there's anything he needs her to do there. Brad comments that he heard they renewed their vows. Lauren confirms this and they're about to head off. Matt booked them on a couple of days in Daylesford - it's kind of like a mini honeymoon. Brad wishes them a good time and passes on his congrats to Matt. Lauren agrees and hangs up.
Matt starts to think something and Amber tells him not to think about it. Bailey has offered to clean up. Bailey agrees he did. They tell them to be good and head off. Lou says he'll walk out with them. He's got to learn to apologise in Khmer too. Amber tells Bailey she's going to spend the night at Josh's and tells Bailey to have fun. Bailey eyes the homebrew.
Tomorrow on Neighbours:
- Callum tells Josie he thinks something's going on with Bailey.
- Bailey tells Josie she's been all over Jayden.
- Jayden pushes Bailey and they start a fight.
- Naomi invites Sonya and Toadie on a double date with her.
- Sheila tells Naomi it's nice to see her follow through with the internet dating.
- A man tells Sonya there's too many fatties in this country.
- Paul makes a proposition to Mark about Kate.
- Sheila asks Naomi's intentions.
- Mark thinks Paul's setting him up.