Previously on Neighbours
- Lauren tells Lou that kissing Brad was just a "moment"
- Lauren kisses Brad
- Lauren tells Brad that she told Lou about the kiss
- A barely conscious Lou says he "won't tell Matt", but doesn't realise he's talking to Matt not Lauren
- Lauren tells Matt that she kissed Brad
Lauren tells Matt how she and Brad had to share a room, and she was upset.
LAUREN: It was one kiss, that's … that's all it was. Five seconds of madness, that's it, I swear.
When she got back, Matt had organised the vow renewal and she didn't want to hurt him, otherwise she assures him she would have told him. She says she's sorry and she loves him. When she asks him to say something, he says he has to go to work.
There is a lot of damage in the street. Amber is telling Imogen what happened with Hermione. Imogen says that insurance will cover the damage: the important thing is that Amber is OK.
Brad and Terese come down their drive and she comments that it's a mess. She asks Brad what he did that night. He says that Lauren came round and they chatted. He then kisses her passionately, explaining afterwards that it's because the storm gave him an appreciation of what's important. They see Matt over the road. She says hi, but he barely acknowledges them, leaving them puzzled. Brad gets a text from Lauren…
Brad is horrified that Lauren has told Matt what happened. She points out that she couldn't lie after what Lou said.
BRAD: This could destroy my marriage, my family.
LAUREN: Mine too.
BRAD: So why didn't you keep your mouth shut?
Lauren tells him he was as much a part of it as her. He says they'd been through something traumatic, so people will understand - it doesn't have to be a big deal. Lauren is doubtful, and Brad says now it starts…
The police and SES are getting organised for the clear- up. Terese thanks Matt for his help. She gets a text from Brad, and says he'll have to wait. Matt encourages her not to wait.
Brad tells Terese it was just a kiss and nothing else happened, which she finds hard to believe.
TERESE: Well, how long was this kiss? How long? I mean, what are we talking… seconds, minutes, until the sun came up? I mean, what are we talking about?
BRAD: A few seconds.
TERESE: How many seconds? One, five, 206?
BRAD: Five, maybe.
She asks more questions, and Brad insists it meant nothing. She is angry and says if that were true he would have come back and told her, rather than avoiding her, then lying. He says he didn't want to hurt her. She reminds him that Lauren is his ex and they have a child together.
TERESE: You have history.
BRAD: Ancient history.
TERESE: You shoved your tongues down each other's throats only a few months ago. I would call that recent history.
She asks him about the previous night, and all the rest of the time they've been living in Erinsborough. He promises her that's the only time. She asks how she can believe him, and pushes him away. Imogen sees her and asks what's going on.
Brad has told Imogen what happened.
IMOGEN: Don't you love mum anymore?
BRAD: Of course I do.
IMOGEN: Then why did you do it?
BRAD: Look, to be honest, I wasn't even thinking about your mum. I was exhausted, I was upset, and I was incredibly stupid.
He says he sorry she found out, and when she picks up on it, explains that they don't want to discuss adult problems with her and Josh. He tries to hug her, but she gets up, saying she has to tell Josh.
Josh is at the desk, where the ladies' changing room is out of order. Naomi comes in (asking to see the back room, which is obviously a euphemism), and tells him she wouldn't want to come to a gym without showers. Imogen comes in and asks Josh if she can talk to him.
Matt and Terese talk over what has happened. She asks him if he believes Lauren and he doesn't know. She asks why they decided to come clean now, and Matt explains it was because of what Lou said. She wonders aloud if they would have said anything otherwise.
TERESE: I just can't… I just can't help picturing them - your wife and my husband alone in a hotel room.
MATT: Don't do that to yourself.
TERESE: I can't help it.
MATT: Then don't do it to me. Imagining them together…
TERESE: I'm sorry. I just… I just feel sick.
MATT: Me too.
She says she's rethinking everything that's happened since they moved. He says he doesn't know what to think. She offers him a free room at the hotel. He says he'll think about it.
Josh leaves a message for his mum, then tells Imogen that both their parents must feel awful. Imogen reminds him that he was recently on the receiving end with Daniel and Amber.
IMOGEN: You were OK with me picking sides then.
JOSH: No, I wasn't. I always said you didn't have to. And when you did pick sides, it didn't help.
He tells her that they should be there for their mum and dad. She reluctantly agrees, and says that they will always be there for each other.
In the kitchen, Lauren is clearing up. It's dark, and Terese appears in a black dress - very dramatic. She asks Lauren if she loves Brad. She says no, and the kiss is the only thing that has happened since being back in each other's lives.
TERESE: How could you do it? We live across the street from each other. We're meant to be friends.
LAUREN: I didn't mean for it to happen.
TERESE: People don't mean to knock over a glass of water. They don't mean to burn toast. I find it pretty hard to believe that somebody would kiss another woman's husband…
LAUREN: It's true…
TERESE: I mean, you obviously got so caught up in the moment that you… what? You couldn't keep your hands off each other?
LAUREN: No, it wasn't like that, I swear.
TERESE: Then what was it like? Was it sweet? Tender?
LAUREN: It was a mistake.
TERESE: You have no idea.
She says they were talking about what would have happened if she'd kept Paige - which is a bad move, because Terese suggests they were acting out being a couple. Lauren says maybe they could talk when Terese has calmed down. Terese isn't bothered if Lauren doesn't want to talk any longer.
TERESE: Don't you ever - ever - talk to me again.
Amber points out that Lauren had told her to tell the truth about cheating on Josh. Yet Lauren had been hiding this… Lauren says she's sorry, to Matt, to Amber, to everyone. Amber hugs her, and Lauren says she wasn't expecting it. Amber comments that she had stopped loving Josh when she cheated on him… Lauren says she loves Matt completely. Amber asks if Matt loves her…
…Matt tells Bailey that he loves Lauren. Bailey says if they both love each other, then Matt can make things go back to the way things were.
Alternating between No 32 and the Waterhole
Amber tells her mum that they just need time to work things out.
Bailey says he will do all the housework to give them time to sort it out.
Lauren tells Amber she loves her, and Amber says the same.
Matt tells Bailey he loves him, and asks him to help him work out what to do.
Two silent police officers leave Matt alone at the station.
Lauren puts something in the oven, and gets a phone call.
All four Willises are having dinner and Terese thanks them for making the time.
Police Station / No 32
Matt is in the police station, but on the phone, he tells Lauren he's busy with the clear- up and won't be home until late, possibly the morning.
Terese says it's been a difficult time, but they'll get through it together. Imogen and Josh leave.
Matt gets a blanket from the locker as he prepares to stay overnight.
Lauren puts Matt's dinner in the bin.
Terese tells Brad she doesn't know if she can trust him. He says he'll prove it, but she's got some rules.
TERESE: You go to work. You come home. You spend all your spare time under this roof with me and the kids. If you want to see Paige, you see her here and not with Lauren. You don't set one foot near that woman. Understood?
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Terese says the family have to support each other, then steps away when Brad tries to kiss her.
- Susan is nervous about going to Harold's
- Bailey challenges Matt about forgiving Lauren
- Paul tells Imogen that Daniel "doesn't bite"