Previously on Neighbours
- Toadie and Sonya argue over Callum's plans, and Naomi asks if Sonya thinks she has more rights.
- Callum talks to Bailey about when he was passed out, and gets an aggressive response.
- Imogen has a crush on Mark
- Daniel gratuitously takes his shirt off in front of Amber
No 32 - garden
Amber is swimming, when she has a flashback to shirtless Daniel. She frowns. Imogen comes around and suggests that they go out to the Singles' Night. Amber points out she's not single.
IMOGEN: They're not going to be checking relationship IDs at the door.
AMBER: Oh, will they be checking a 'hopeless crush on a damaged older man' ID? Because if they are, I think you might be in trouble.
Imogen says she sees Mark as a friend, and says it will be a distraction. Amber says she'll run it past Josh.
Mark is trying to feed Nell, who is not interested. Callum tells him that babies can smell fear, then comments that it's a good idea for a game. Sonya congratulates him on becoming a muse, because anything's a potential app. Mark tells her he's not working with Paul, which she thinks is good. She tells him he needs a night out rather than sitting in, stewing.
MARK: I don't stew. I've just finished re-watching all the Jon Pertwee Doctor Whos. Tom Baker's next.
SONYA: I think you've just proven my point, Mark.
MARK: What's wrong with Tom Baker?
Josie arrives and says they should take a walk...
... and actually they haven't got very far into their conversation. Josie wants to know why Cal hadn't mentioned anything. He says it's because Sonya won't let him go.
JOSIE: But this is massive. It's like you've been picked to play for Australia.
CALLUM: And then being told by your mother that you can't play.
He tells her it would have been cool to go, but not cool to say goodbye to her and all his friends. They see Bailey in the rotunda. At Josie's suggestion, Callum calls to him, but Bailey runs off. They find a bottle of booze there.
Callum tells Amber what happened. Josh arrives, then sees their serious faces.
JOSH: Jeez, who died? Oh, please don't tell me someone *actually* died.
Callum and Josie leave and Josh and Amber discuss what to do. Josh offers to talk to Bailey before Amber tells her parents.
Naomi turns up with some leases, but she says she wants reassurance for the Singles' night. She takes her coat off to reveal a low cut, tight red dress.
TOADIE: Wow! You look like an Angelina Jolie movie! I mean, it's... it's fine. It's good.
Naomi asks Sonya for tips, but she says she's not much good at that sort of thin, although Toadie points out she got him.
Sheila is giving Daniel instructions.
SHEILA: ...and make sure there are no dodgy married men or Lou Carpenter.
DANIEL: OK. How can I tell if they're married?
SHEILA: Tan lines on their ring finger, paying in cash and my daughter finding them unusually attractive.
Sheila explains that she picked Daniel because he was single and eye-candy. He asks for a looser t-shirt.
DANIEL: I think you accidentally gave me a really small one.
SHEILA: That was no accident, toots.
Kyle and Georgia come in and Sheila says it's singles only. They say she can claim them as a success story. She lets them stay. Then Mark comes in and Sheila is thrilled to see him. He's not sure he wants to stay, but Sheila insists he has a meal on the house.
SHEILA: You don't have to say anything. You just have to sit there and look gorgeous.
Imogen and Amber arrive, and Imogen tells Amber that Josh is a good substitute for Mason, who would talk to Bailey if he were around. Imogen is delighted when she spots Mark. She goes off to talk to him, leaving Amber to talk to Daniel. (Awesome!) Sheila meanwhile is taking photographs. She tells Amber she's been making a shortlist for Naomi. Daniel comments that he makes up back-stories of customers to pass the time. Imogen is chatting to Mark. He tells her he's not ready to start dating and when he is, it will be with someone his own age.
IMOGEN: Anyway, I should let you go before some crazy desperate girl corners you.
He tells her she looks pretty, and leaves her upset. Naomi arrives, and Sheila tells her she hasn't got the dress they picked earlier. Sheila tells her she's late, and she's missed out on several possibilities - but luckily there are still some left.
Daniel brings Imogen a drink: "happiness in a glass" with fruit juices and no alcohol.
IMOGEN: What am I, ten?
DANIEL: Fruit juice is awesome when you're ten. Wouldn't it be awesome to get a sense of that awesomeness back?
She tastes it and concedes that she does feel a bit happier.
Josh is waiting for Bailey, and Josh says he's come to talk about Bailey's drinking.
BAILEY: At first, it was just to get Jayden off my back. Then I tried it, and suddenly I was one of the cool kids.
JOSH: Mm-hm. And how's that working out for you.
BAILEY: Great. I got dumped. Callum hates me and now I am... I am the joke of my school.
Josh asks what his goals are. Bailey says he wanted to be an astronaut but he thought that was stupid.
JOSH: I know what it's like to dream big and not make it. Trust me, I do. But at least I can look myself in the mirror and say I did everything I could.
He tells Bailey he can give up, or start afresh right now.
Naomi says she's going home. Sheila is disappointed, but Naomi says she doesn't think anyone there is her type.
NAOMI: I hope you find your single though. Hey, you should have invited Lou Carpenter!
A young woman (Honor) is trying to mend her shoe. Mark is sitting at the next table and offers to help. She says she's going to be late for the Singles' Night.
Callum and Josie are at the next table. Bailey comes in and apologises for being a jerk over the last few weeks. Josie thinks that Cal should go to the US and Bailey agrees, quoting what Josh said to him earlier.
Callum walks in and says he's got an announcement. He reads from a bit of paper, saying that the school would give him a head start and although he knows they're worried, he wants the opportunity to talk about it. He says he's walking Josie home. Sonya looks upset.
Daniel and Imogen are chatting. Sheila sends him off to take some oysters to a couple, and Imogen tells Amber he's "all right".
AMBER: It's Singles' night and you're both single. #justsaying.
Imogen points out her heart's just been broken (even though she was delusional) and besides, Daniel is too "dolphiny". Amber suggests that she should think about it. Imogen says that she would be jealous of the spiritual connection Amber and Daniel have.
Toadie says that Callum seems reasonable, so Sonya assumes he thinks she is unreasonable. She points out that the "talking about it" is just a formality and accuses Toadie of undermining her. Naomi arrives, and says someone followed her from the Waterhole, and she didn't want them to follow her home. Toadie has a look but can't see anyone. Toadie puts his arm reassuringly around her shoulder.
Toadie walks Naomi home, and asks if she wants to call the police, which she doesn't. They hug. She shuts the door and looks very pleased with herself.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Sheila has photos of the Singles night, and Toadie suggests trying to identify the stalker
- Toadie realises that Sonya is afraid of losing Callum, as Callum insists he wants to leave
- Kyle finds CCTV footage of someone sneaking around his yard on the same day as Kate was shot