Previously on Neighbours
- Kathy tells Lou that she's tried to make up for her mistakes, and he says that trouble follows her
- Naomi tells Kathy she definitely wants the job
- Toadie suggests to Karl he should find someone else to take credit for The Book of Secrets: and he picks Lou
- Georgia goes to have her throat checked out, and Karl says they should do a biopsy
Sheila is blindfolded, and sitting on a chaise longue. A man (with a strangely familiar voice) denies permission to remove her mask.
SHEILA: But I want to see your strong, muscular body. Your long, black hair. Your smouldering dark, dark eyes.
She takes off her mask and sees it is Lou. She wakes up in horror…
Outside the Waterhole
… and Naomi tells her she shouldn't sleep in the sun. Naomi asks if she's seen any of Kathy's family , as she's heard Lou's back.
SHEILA: Why would I have seen Lou?
Naomi says she just wanted to know if Kathy was home, and Sheila says that she is. Naomi says she wanted to talk about the shop and Sheila tells her to leave it a couple of days
No 26 garden
Kyle is in the spa when Georgia arrives, and he invites her to join him. She turns him down, saying she's taking Bossy for a walk. He says he'll join her, pointing out that Bossy's already in the Boss- mobile. Georgia snaps at him, reminding him that they are supposed to be taking Bossy for proper walks. He asks if she's annoyed because he told Karl about her sore throat. She says no, but sounds annoyed.
Karl meets Georgia, and he says he saw Kyle outside. Georgia admits she hasn't told him, and tells Karl it's because her mum had throat cancer, and her aunt died from lung cancer.
GEORGIA: But they were both smokers, so I didn't think that I would ever have to deal with it.
KARL: Still got you rattled though, hasn't it?
Karl offers to be there if she needs to talk.
Lou is at a nearby table, and he's on the phone promising an interview. Kathy comes over and comments that they both know he didn't write the book.
LOU: Yeah, all right, I may be claiming ownership for a friend. Just don't go spreading it around.
KATHY: But you know you're not going to get away with it. What if people find out that you've been lying?
LOU: You are seriously going to sit there and lecture me about lying to people?!
KATHY: Oh, how many times do I have to say sorry before you forgive me?
LOU: Your lies stole Paige's family from her and changed all of us forever!
Kathy walks out, prompting Lauren to ask where she's going.
Paul asks Amber and Daniel what they're doing later. Daniel asks if he wants to join them. Paul refuses, so Daniel suggests Paul could try getting into some work.
DANIEL: I'm not saying return to your job, but you could do a bit here and there. Might keep you from getting all twitchy.
Paul agrees to think about it.
Meanwhile, Lou is at the bar, talking to Sheila, who is not displaying the best customer skills.
LOU: Someone got out of the wrong side of the bed today.
SHEILA: Leave my bed out of this.
Lou orders champagne to make a good impression on his interviewer. Sheila asks him about Kathy. He says that perhaps he should forgive her, as it doesn't help Lauren. Sheila points out that he can't make what Kathy did go away. He has to forgive her or let it destroy the family. Flustered, she says she needs helps, and walks out.
Conveniently, Lauren is working outside. Sheila goes over to her and asks how she got her dreams about Brad to stop, since she's having a similar problem. Lauren says she confided in someone about the baby. Sheila says that won't help her. Lauren says there was a tip in a book she read: aversion therapy.
LAUREN: The book suggests wrapping an elastic band around your wrist and snapping it to give yourself a little sting whenever you encounter the person you don't want to dream about.
Sheila decides to give it a try.
Kyle and Georgia are walking past. Kyle suggests that Georgia should cancel her shift, or he'll give her a lift, or they can buy some throat lozenges. Each suggestion is met by a snappy no, and she tells him she needs some space.
Kyle is sitting on a low wall with Bossy in the Boss- mobile, when Naomi nearly runs into it. He asks her if she's seen Georgia, and Naomi asks if they've had a fight. Kyle says maybe, but if they have, it came out of nowhere. Naomi tells him to ask her.
NAOMI: Haven't you learnt from every other fight you guys have had? You guys, you get your wires crossed. So just… Instead of jumping to conclusions, talk to her.
The interviewer, Henri, is asking Lou about his influences as a writer. The best he can come up with is "the bloke who wrote Lady Chatterley's Lover". Sheila brings over drinks, and Lou thanks her, taking her hand. She walks back to the bar, snapping the elastic band.
Paul walks up and asks her about the books. She shows him, and they hear Lou laughing. She snaps the band again, much to Paul's puzzlement.
In a storeroom, Georgia asks Karl if her test results are back. Karl says no, but tells her to relax, because people have biopsies all the time. Neither of them has noticed that Kyle is listening. He asks her what it was for, and she sighs.
Paul is questioning Sheila about various items in the books. Amber comments to Daniel that Paul seemed to be enjoying himself - certainly more than Sheila! Daniel says that he could see that Paul was missing work. Amber tells Daniel he's a good person, and he says that if you don't look after family, what's the point. He tells her it includes her, and they kiss.
Georgia apologises for not telling Kyle, but says she was thinking about when her mum told the family that she had cancer.
GEORGIA: I was trying so hard to be brave and… Dad… he just broke down. I had never seen him like that before.
She admits that she panicked when she found out she needed tests.
Lou, Kathy, Lauren, Bailey, Amber and Daniel are having dinner. Kathy says that when she was in hospital, she realised she didn't want the family to remember her for her mistakes… and she produces a book she's mocked up of Carpenter family recipes. Everyone is very enthusiastic. Amber offers to take photos, and Bailey says she should ask Paige. Lauren and Kathy get teary, and Kathy goes off for a tissue. Lou follows her. Of course, there isn't a lounge for a private conversation… He apologises for what he said earlier.
LOU: I should let it go.
KATHY: Mmm. This mean we're burying the hatchet?
LOU: Well, I realise now you did what you did because you thought it was the best thing at the time.
KATHY: I just made such a terrible mistake. I was such a stupid, stupid woman.
LOU: Hey, hey, hey. Don't you talk about my friend like that.
At the table, Lauren smiles.
Sheila is at the bar…
…which fades into her dreamworld. Lou offers her some champagne.
LOU (in French- ish accent): Why do you insist on denying your own desires, Arabella?
SHEILA: I don't know what you're talking about.
LOU: You are so beautiful.
LOU: So passionate.
LOU: But you hold it all inside. One day, ma cherie, you will lose control.
LOU: Oui. It is inevitable.
SHEILA: Please, Constantine, you must go.
LOU: But we have only just begun.
Lou kisses her hand…
…and we fade back into the Waterhole, where Paul asks a flustered Sheila what's wrong. He wants to talk through some items on the spreadsheet. She says he hired her to run the bar. He points out he's the owner, so she tells him to stick his job, and stomps off.
The family are looking through the cookbook and reminiscing about lamingtons. Naomi arrives to tell Kathy that the lease agreement are ready to be signed. Kathy says that she's not going ahead with the shop. She's sorry, but she no longer needs an excuse to stay in Erinsborough. Naomi is disappointed.
Kyle and Georgia are having dinner, when she gets a text… She looks worried, but it's just from Chris. She asks Kyle if he has a will, but he assures her that nothing is going to happen. She says it pays to be safe, and they should write up wills.
KYLE: OK, but it's going to be pretty basic. I leave everything to you, and you leave everything to me.
But Georgia says Chris should get her guitar, so Kyle says he'll leave his tools to Honga. Then she tells him she loves him, and he says the same.
Sheila is tidying up in the cool room. Paul arrives to check the stock notices that a bottle is holding the door open, and moves it, complaining that it's no wonder the bills are so high.
SHEILA: Oh! The bottle was there because the handle is broken! Oh, congratulations, Einstein. Now we are trapped.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- In the cool room, Sheila puts her arm round Paul, who asks what the alternative is: she says freezing to death
- Josh points out to Naomi that they are both jobless with time to burn
- Brad tells Paige she's his good luck charm, as his future may have fixed itself.