Previously on Neighbours
- Josh tells his parents school's not his thing, but hasn't yet figured out what is
- Brad admits to Lauren that his teaching always made Terese more happy than it made him
- Alice tricks Bailey into submitting a cheesy photo as part of his Space Camp application
- Sheila gets hot under the collar fantasising about Lou…
- … then gets chilly when Paul inadvertently locks her in the Waterhole cool room with him
Sheila and Paul are still trapped in the cool room together. Sheila screams for help while Paul fiddles with the door.
PAUL: There must be some sort of mechanism in place for when someone accidentally locks themselves in.
SHEILA: There was! It was a bottle, and you moved it!
In addition, they both realise they've left their mobile phones outside, and begin to feel cold as they realise they may be stuck there all night.
Matt comes in to find Amber, Bailey and Daniel debating which of Kathy's cookbook recipes to road test. He finds a letter for Bailey among the post and hands it to him – it's news from Space Camp, informing him that he's through to the next round. But it also tells him he has to do a five- minute talk on why he wants to go, in front of a panel. The others try to reassure him.
MATT: You managed to get through the school play without any hiccups.
BAILEY: Yeah, but Dad, that was just acting. This – this has to be me!
Matt and Bailey go into the other room to examine the details, while Amber and Daniel continue discussing recipe ideas. Daniel suggests they invite Paige over to help, but Amber is still sore with her.
The Willises are having dinner, and Josh is busy checking out the talent on Ziva, the dating app. Terese reminds him he ought to be focusing on finding a job rather than a girlfriend, and Josh insists he's looking – adding that he's put some money aside for his rent. Paige comes in, and Brad invites her to join them, but Terese looks cold as ice. Paige says she's getting takeaway instead, and goes off to collect it. Brad looks around at Terese, Imogen and Josh, none of whom even said hello to Paige.
BRAD: You know, it wouldn't hurt just to share one meal with her.
JOSH: We could talk about the charges you got her up on.
BRAD: That is not funny.
TERESE: No. And it's a Lassiter's matter. So end of conversation.
Terese turns conversation back to Josh, and suggests he ask Naomi whether she has more work for him. He agrees it's worth a try. Imogen and Josh leave, while Paige smiles at Brad from a distance.
Meanwhile, in the cool room, Paul and Sheila are snacking on supplies to get them through the night. We learn that Sheila's staff think she's gone home, and that their respective housemates are busy elsewhere – so no- one will be missing them.
SHEILA: You see? No- one'd even notice if we dropped off the face of the earth.
Sheila puts an arm around Paul.
PAUL: Hey, hey. What are you doing?
SHEILA: Sharing bod y warmth.
PAUL: Well is there an alternative?
SHEILA: Freezing to death!
PAUL: It's not that cold.
But Sheila pulls him forcefully into her bosom!
PAUL: You're right actually. That is better.
He moves his arm towards hers.
SHEILA: Don't get any funny ideas, Moneybags!
Bailey is bragging to Susan about his progress with Space Camp, when Alice shows up. She's annoyed that Susan has given her an A minus on one of her assignments.
SUSAN: That's an excellent mark, Alice!
ALICE: Nothing with the word ‘minus' attached is excellent. I need an A plus.
SUSAN: Well then maybe you should have worked a bit harder.
ALICE: I worked very hard. Perhaps you could reconsider. This could impact my Space Camp application.
Bailey says that if Space Camp wanted Alice, they'd have sent her a letter. She doesn't explicitly say they have, but implies it, by replying: ‘of course they want me.' She says her record has been flawless up until now, and agrees to Susan's suggestion to resubmit the work in hope of a higher mark.
ALICE: I'll do anything to win this spot.
She looks at Bailey.
ALICE: And I mean anything.
Meanwhile, Josh plonks himself down at a table with Naomi, and suggestively asks if she has any more tasks for him. Naomi resists his charms, telling him no – and that, in any case, Kathy's pulled the plug on the plans for the homewares store.
JOSH: Oh. I guess we're in the same boat, then. Jobless and a lot of time to burn.
NAOMI: You're a nice guy. But I think we should both agree that what happened was a mistake, and move on.
She leaves Josh looking perplexed.
Brad and Terese leave the Waterhole, still discussing Josh's future. They see Paige sitting on a bench, and Brad implies that Terese ought to drop the charges against her, but she says she can't. Brad says he'll see Terese in the car, and goes to talk to Paige. Terese watches from a distance, as Brad tries to reassure Paige that his family doesn't hate her.
PAIGE: I cooked my own goose, didn't I? … What?
BRAD: That expression, that is something my dad would say.
BRAD: Yeah, maybe you're a Willis after all.
Paige tells Brad he really wants to be a part of his family, but isn't sure how she can be when everyone's against her. Brad insists that he isn't against her, and puts an arm around her, telling her not to give up on the others.
Sheila and Paul continue to huddle together for warmth. During their conversation, Paul admits that Karl has been counselling him, and that it's been working pretty well. For her part, Sheila admits she's been having dreams of a raunchy nature. When Paul swears he won't tell a soul, she confesses that the dreams were about Lou, which Paul finds highly amusing. But Sheila admits she sometimes feels lonely without her husband Frank, and her kids and grandkids all grown up.
PAUL: Yeah, I know what you mean. I still talk to Kate. It's just sometimes it feels like she's in the room with me.
SHEILA: The subconscious can be a very strange beast.
Sheila suggests Paul should try dating again, and he suggests that she should too.
SHEILA: Maybe we should both give it a crack. If we ever get out of here.
When Paul warns Sheila not to fall asleep as they might never wake up, she remarks that he seems quite scared of dying, for a man who's been cooped up in his flat for weeks. He announces he's decided to live every day from hereon as if it were his last. Sheila tells him to stop been morbid, and has an idea to keep them warm, involving a roll of clingfilm!
The next morning, Amber and Daniel look at photos she's been taking of the Valentine's padlocks on the bridge. Daniel suggests they should get one, but Amber admits she already has one with Josh. She offers to talk to Josh about cutting it off, but Daniel says she should leave it, as he was an important part of her life.
AMBER: Does it get tiring, being so amazing?
They kiss, just as Imogen walks by with her yoga mat. She just scowls at them. Daniel suggests they go and get something to eat.
Amber and Daniel go into the cool room in search of food, and find Sheila and Paul, asleep and bound together in reams of clingfilm! Daniel wakes them up, and Paul admits they've been trapped in here all night, and wrapped themselves together for warmth! Daniel and Amber think it's hilarious and go off to fetch some scissors to cut them free. Once they're gone, Sheila and Paul burst out laughing.
Paige calls round to talk to Josh, saying she wants to earn his trust back after not telling him about Amber and Daniel. Paige says she planned to tell Josh the truth, but that she couldn't bring herself to hurt Josh by telling him. She did tell Amber to be a better girlfriend, however, she points out. Josh admits that what happened with Amber wasn't Paige's fault.
PAIGE: Do you still miss her?
JOSH: Sometimes. Actually, all the time. Can't stop thinking about her.
Paige suggests that Josh needs a distraction, and suggests he put a profile on a careers website, to help him find a job. Josh is sceptical, but Paige insists he should give it a shot.
Matt informs Bailey that the Waterhole is holding a ‘story slam' next week, and suggests they both take part, in order to help Bailey overcome his fear of public speaking for the Space Camp panel. Bailey grudgingly agrees.
Imogen comes in and finds Josh typing on his laptop. She asks if he's on another dating site, but he explains Paige has convinced him to put a CV on a careers website. Josh admits he might be friends with Paige again, but Imogen says she's still struggling to get her head around Paige being their sister, adding that she can't even talk to Amber about it.
JOSH: Well maybe you should.
IMOGEN: Have you forgotten what she did?
JOSH: Honestly, don't feel like you need to avoid her out of loyalty to me.
IMOGEN: No, she hurt you. And I'm going to stick by you all the way.
Sheila's Saucy Dreamscape
Sheila is having another ‘Book of Secrets' fantasy about a suitor with a bad French accent, in which she is blindfold and laid out on a chaise longue.
MYSTERY SUITOR: I have returned, Arabella, mon cherie. Just as I said I would.
SHEILA: Oh, please, Constantine! I can't take any more!
The suitor starts feeding her strawberries and ‘Arabella' is getting all hot and bothered again. She pulls off her mask to see that this time, Constantine is Paul, holding a roll of clingfilm over her with a sinister expression on his face!
Sheila wakes up at one of the tables with a start and, flustered, returns towards the bar, where Daniel and Paul are making a list of jobs that need to be done around the bar.
DANIEL: Oh, you also need to get the door to the cool room fixed.
PAUL: Yeah, thanks for that, Captain Obvious. The wheels are already in motion.
DANIEL: Hey, Sheila. You two still haven't told me what you guys got up to all night. Apart from eating an industrial- sized tub of dip.
SHEILA: Oh, nothing unusual. He bragged.
PAUL: Yeah, and she nagged.
DANIEL: Oh, business as usual then.
SHEILA: Pretty much.
DANIEL: We also need more clingwrap…
PAUL: Oh, ha- di- ha.
A flustered Sheila rushes back to the bar, where Naomi is having a cold drink. Sheila grabs it and takes a sip. Sheila says tells Naomi she's been thinking of dating again, and asks if she could give her some pointers, given what an expert she is.
NAOMI: Well, I don't think the Rebecchis would agree with that. But yeah, sure – whatever I can do to help.
Naomi doesn't look that thrilled at the prospect though, or at the drink Sheila's chugged from, so Sheila gets her another.
Paige finds Brad marking essays in the playground – he claims it reminds him of the gym. Paige admits she's spoken to Josh and that things seem slightly better between them, particularly since she gave him some post- school careers advice. Brad is pleased to hear it.
BRAD: So tell me, what were you like in school?
PAIGE: Oh, I reckon you could probably take a guess.
BRAD: Okay, let's see. Your report would have read something like ‘could do better, if she applied herself.'
PAIGE: Bang on. I have a feeling yours might have said the same.
Brad admits that teaching isn't his passion, but claims he likes working with kids.
PAIGE: Oh, be honest. Kids are brats.
Brad suddenly gets good news via a message on his phone, which he doesn't share with us but which he thinks is quite coincidental given the conversation they've just had. He tells Paige that she might be his good luck charm.
BRAD: My future may have just fixed itself.
Brad comes in, telling Terese that the message was from Dingoes' Gym, saying they want him back as manager. He's tried to call Ricky, the owner, to agree the details, but it went straight to voicemail. Josh comes in, on the phone to someone – and once he's done, announces that he's got a job as a result of a telephone interview he's just taken. Josh soon reveals that he's been offered Brad's old job as manager of the gym! Brad tells Josh about the text he's just had from Ricky, offering him the job – but it sounds as if the gym has emailed Brad instead of Josh by accident. Brad looks despondent as Josh insists he's just agreed terms with Ricky, and that he's the new gym manager.
Monday on Neighbours
- Tension between the Willises over Josh taking Brad's old job
- Bossy is prevented from running away from Chris and Naomi by a mysterious stranger
- Sonya becomes Toadie's personal assistant at work, but something's gone wrong