Previously on Neighbours
- Naomi tells Sonya she's to blame for Toadie looking elsewhere, before receiving an almighty slap
- Toadie tells Sonya he loves her and wants their marriage to last forever, despite their rough time
- Susan's amused that she's the only one who knows Karl is the erotic fiction writer
- Josh catches Amber and Daniel kissing in the darkroom
- Josh storms out of school, telling Brad he's done with it for good
Brad tells Terese about Josh's claim that he's finished with school for good. Terese says they've heard that before, but Brad insists he was serious. Terese asks if something happened between Josh and Brad to make him walk out like that. Brad admits that Josh was 'being a brat' and he pulled him up on it; as a teacher, he couldn't give Josh special treatment by ignoring it. Brad's not sure they can fix the situation.
Georgia has offered to walk Bossy while Kyle goes to work on a job at Harold's. He warns her that Bossy's been a bit of a loose cannon lately, so tells her to keep the leash tight and not let her off the path. Kyle goes to work.
On the patio, Brad, Terese and Imogen talk about Josh, who hasn't been answering Imogen's messages. She agrees that he seemed serious about leaving school. Brad wonders if he's freaked out because Susan confronted him about his struggling with schoolwork. But Imogen thinks it's more to do with Josh seeing Amber at school every day and Brad being on his back!
BRAD: I was not on his back, okay. He was rude and obnoxious, and come to think of it so were you!
IMOGEN: We were not that bad.
BRAD: Okay, last week I was too much Dad. This week I'm too much Mr Willis. You guys, you can't have it both ways.
Imogen suggests that maybe Josh leaving school isn't so crazy after all; he's never been the academic type. She also thinks time away from Amber could be good for him. Terese isn't happy at the thought he's left school because of Amber.
Kyle is fixing a drawer at Harold's, while Amber is on the phone nearby, talking to Daniel. She is feeling guilty about Josh leaving school, which she thinks is because of her.
Sonya and Toadie come in. They reveal Susan is looking after Nell, so have a day to themselves - but are coy about how they've roped Susan into it! Kyle jokes that Toadie and Sonya are probably going to have a popcorn/foot spa/romcom night in. But Sonya suddenly announces that in fact they're going out to a gig, much to Kyle's (and Toadie's!) surprise.
Georgia is walking Bossy, but she's very energetic and is basically dragging Georgia along. Eventually Georgia decides to let her off the leash for a run around.
Imogen leaves for her shift at the nursery as Josh arrives. He tells his parents he's not changing his mind about leaving school, but they ask if he's really in the right frame of mind to make that decision, after such a tough year and his break- up with Amber. Josh insists it isn't about Amber - he gave school his best shot and it wasn't good enough. School isn't his thing, he says, and he'll figure out what is.
Toadie is resisting Sonya's plan to go to a gig tonight, but she's insistent, searching the newspaper for options. He suggests they rearrange it for another night, so they can put a little forward planning into it, but Sonya is absolutely adamant.
SONYA: No planning! Tonight's about spontaneity.
TOADIE: Really? My clothes could spontaneously fall off...
SONYA: Okay, we're gonna go out, alright? And we're gonna have fun.
Toadie sighs. Sonya spots something in the paper about a Robbie Williams gig tonight - it's an outdoor event so they'll still have tickets. Toadie is a little more interested, but not looking forward to having to sit on the grass.
Georgia and Bossy turn up while Imogen is working, Bossy still off her leash. Georgia gives Imogen advice about her friendship with Amber following her break- up with Josh, comparing the situation to that between Georgia and Kate.
GEORGIA: I know you're angry with her and I totally understand that. But try and forgive her, if you can. Because stuff can happen and you might never be able to fix it.
Georgia gets a call from Kyle, who's checking up on Bossy. During the call, Georgia realises that Bossy has vanished, but doesn't tell Kyle this, insisting she's fine. After the call, Imogen offers to help look for Bossy, but Georgia says it's fine - she won't have gone far. She goes off to look for her.
Toadie and Sonya are telling Kyle and Amber about the gig they're going to. Sonya boasts that they're going to have a wild night, and tells Kyle to watch her Instagram and Twitter feeds!
KYLE: Keep your shirt on, Toadie!
As Sonya and Toadie leave, Terese comes in, and Amber freezes.
TERESE: Josh is leaving school. Are you aware of that?
AMBER: Yeah. Yeah, I know.
TERESE: His father and I would like him to reconsider.
AMBER: I get that.
TERESE: Yeah, I'm sure you do. After all, you're one of the reasons he's doing this.
KYLE: Hey, Amber. I'm all done. Is there anything else you -
TERESE: We're in the middle of something here.
TERESE: Brad and I would like you to talk to Josh. Make sure he knows that you will steer clear of him for the rest of the school year.
AMBER: I don't think Josh wants to talk to me.
TERESE: We need to make sure that this decision isn't a kneejerk reaction to you, and what you did.
AMBER: What if I make things worse?
TERESE: Well, that's the risk we'll just have to take. You owe it to him, Amber.
Georgia is frantically searching for Bossy. Josh comes by jogging, and Georgia asks if he's seen Bossy, but he hasn't. Again, she turns down his offer to help look. Josh jogs off, and Georgia gets another call from Kyle. She warns him not to freak out...
It's now dark, and Toadie is moaning to Sonya about how far away they parked and how far they've had to walk to reach the Robbie Williams gig venue.
TOADIE: Don't mind me, that's just the state border I tripped over.
Sonya is convinced they're close to the gig, but Toadie thinks they're lost. He's desperate to go home and get the foot spa set up, but Sonya insists they're having an adventure!
TOADIE: The word is ordeal, honey.
Suddenly, they hear music through the trees, and Sonya is convinced they've found the gig. Toadie follows her wearily.
TOADIE: Are you sure it wasn't a banjo? You have seen Deliverance, haven't you?
TOADIE: Well I'm just saying!
Josh has come in to get a drink, and Amber takes the opportunity to try and talk him out of leaving school, as Terese requested.
JOSH: Why do you care?
AMBER: I still care about you. School's important.
JOSH: Well not to me.
AMBER: School's important. And you haven't got that long to go.
JOSH: Yes I have.
AMBER: I'll stay away from you. I promise, for the rest of the year, I will keep my distance. I never meant to hurt you, I swear. You don't have to leave.
Josh says Amber's the last person he wants to speak to, but that she's not the reason he's leaving school. He tells her he wants to be left alone.
On the patio, Josh looks sadly through an album of photos of him and Amber.
Georgia and Kyle are searching for Bossy by torchlight. He's angry that she got away, and Georgia admits she let Bossy off the leash. They shout at each other a bit, before Georgia finally locates Bossy, lying down looking sorry for herself. They quickly realise something is wrong, and rush Bossy to the vet.
Outside the concert
Toadie and Sonya have finally arrived outside the venue - the support act's finished, so Robbie Williams will be on soon. They get all excited, but soon realise that each thought the other had brought the tickets.
SONYA: This isn't funny! We're going to this gig - we're gig people!
TOADIE: No, no, apparently not. Apparently we're just stay- at- home and foot spa type of people.
Toadie proposes they stay and listen to the concert from outside.
Josh and Imogen are having a drink when Brad and Terese arrive. Terese asks if Amber spoke to Josh.
JOSH: Look, when I walked out of school today I felt so much lighter. This isn't about Amber or my marks. I went back to school like I promised, I gave it a go - but it didn't work. I'm not like Imogen.
IMOGEN: To be fair, I am one of a kind.
Brad and Terese relent, but tell Josh there will be some rules. He needs to be up at 8am every morning, find a job, and start paying rent.
Outside the concert
Robbie is just about to start playing, and Toadie and Sonya are still sitting under a tree, a little miserably.
TOADIE: It would have actually been a pretty cool night. You know, if we'd had tickets and were in there.
SONYA: It probably would have been a pretty cool night, if I hadn't forced you into it, and then screwed it up, and then behaved like a sook about it. I'm sorry.
TOADIE: You know, I was never really cool enough to make it on the gigging scene anyway. You know there was actually one time that I got mistaken for security, but that was during the PMC era.
SONYA: What does that mean?
TOADIE: The Pre- Mullet Cut.
SONYA: That's pretty sad! But you know, what's even sadder, is me dragging you out here because Kyle laughed at us. You know, I just want to be a cool wife.
TOADIE: You are. You're way cool. Everyone thinks I'm punching way above my weight.
SONYA: Yeah, I know. But I mean, I only care what you think.
TOADIE: Do you have doubts?
SONYA (crying): Jarrod, another woman just tried to steal you away from me. And I just don't know what I'd do if that happened.
TOADIE: Hey, hey, hey. That is not going to happen.
SONYA: I know, but you just can't promise that.
TOADIE: Yes. Yes, I can actually. Hey. I can. Look, I love my life with you. I love our family. I love where we live. I don't want to be anywhere else. Especially on a really cold night, stuck outside a gig that we have no tickets for.
TOADIE: A night at home with you is the only gig I've ever wanted. And I am never, ever gonna give that up.
Georgia and a very worried Kyle rush Bossy into the vet's surgery, where the vet, Kalika, examines her. Her breathing's laboured and she's been vomiting. Kalika says she'll draw some blood to be sure, but that she suspects Bossy has been bitten by a snake.
Toadie and Sonya are walking home, much happier now. Sonya is refusing to tell Toadie an embarrassing story from her past to match his security story from earlier, but he insists, and she whispers it to him.
TOADIE: I read about that!
SONYA: Bet you did! Not a word to anybody, alright. Not a word!
They're lost again, but a limousine pulls up, and they go over to ask for help. They're shocked at who they see inside!
Shortly afterwards, the limo drops them off closer to home. We don't see the occupant, but through the shrieking and laughing, we're left to infer that it was Robbie Williams who gave them a lift! They thank him and wander homewards, excited about their celebrity encounter.
Kalika the vet confirms that Bossy has been bitten, probably by a tiger snake. The vet says they can probably save her, but that it could cost a lot of money, adding that some owners opt to have their pets put down.
KYLE: No, no, no. Whatever it costs, I don't care. Just save her. Please.
The vet nods and goes back into the treatment room. Georgia tries to reassure Kyle that Bossy will be okay, but he coldly suggests she go home. Georgia apologises again for letting Bossy run off.
KYLE: I told you not to let her off the leash.
GEORGIA: I made a mistake.
KYLE: Yeah, a big mistake!
GEORGIA: I'm sorry...
KYLE: My dog is in there dying because of you! You're so stupid!
He turns away from her, and Georgia looks upset.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Georgia has taken to heart Kyle's comments about her being stupid, saying he's gone too far
- Lucy Robinson is back in town, much to Lauren and Daniel's delight
- Lucy doesn't want to talk to Lauren about New York, for some reason
- Naomi looks enviously at Toadie and Sonya having fun
- Chris tells Naomi she needs to find a way to move on, suggesting a meaningless fling
- Naomi promptly makes what appears to be a brazen attempt to seduce Mark!