Previously on Neighbours
- Imogen pretends to sell Hermione to persuade Amber to sell her half.
- Daniel apologises to Imogen for causing problems, but he fell in love with Amber.
- Chris tells Nate he can't get physical again, and Nate agrees
- Nate tells Karl and Susan he was in combat
- Bailey and Alice kiss
- Mark asks Paige out, but loses it when she turns up in Kate's dress
Outside The Waterhole
Paige meets Susan, who comments that her dress is stunning. Paige says she has to go.
In the kitchen, an upset Paige goes to change.
Bailey and Matt are chatting at a table. Bailey tells his dad that he wishes he and Lauren would sort things out. Alice comes in with her Minnie Mouse hair. Matt notices the tension, and asks Bailey what's up, but he denies there's anything and says he's visiting Lou. He sees Paige and invites her along.
Amber is looking for a keynote / motivational speaker online, when Imogen arrives. She says that she's going to reinstate joint ownership of Hermione and suggests starting a fund to get her back on the road. She also has a few suggestions for speakers. They comment about how awkward things are between their parents.
Bailey and Paige are with Lou, who asks about Alice.
LOU: You beating her in the space race?
BAILEY: Yeah, she's nice. I mean fine, she's fine.
PAIGE: Fine? I thought she was a nightmare.
Lou and Paige get out of Bailey that he kissed Alice, and Lou tells him that he should "treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen". Paige reckons there are exceptions, so Lou sends Bailey for more tea, and asks her what's the matter.
Susan asks Nate if he can talk about his experience. He says he'll think about it, and Chris encourages him to tell his story, so that the students will hear about what went on over there.
At the bar, Mark is brooding. Susan joins him.
Paige tells Lou what happened, saying she hadn't bought Kate's dress deliberately. Lou asks if Mark has called and she says she doesn't expect him to.
LOU: Grief comes and goes. It can deal a very low blow, and sometimes, no matter how much love people show you, it doesn't make you feel better - it makes you feel worse.
He tells her to be patient, because Mark has obviously got issues to work through.
Mark tells Susan what happened, and she says it explains why Paige was upset.
MARK: I know this probably doesn't make sense, but I feel like I'm betraying Kate.
She tells him that the only important question is whether he wants Paige back.
Alice tells Bailey that she dreamt about him being on the ground when she took off in the shuttle. He sarcastically says that in real life, he'll be the one doing things, at Space Camp, because he's obviously going to beat her. She leaves as Matt watches bemused.
Chris has walked along with Nate, and tells him that he could really do some good. Amber and Imogen walk up and he tells them he'd rather be facing the enemy. They encourage him, saying they've got lots of questions.
Matt tells Bailey that Lou's advice was the worst, and Bailey says that Mason had actually warned him not to take Lou's advice. Matt says he should be himself. Bailey's not impressed, taking it as not doing anything.
MATT: 'Be yourself' is not the same as 'do nothing'. What I mean is, as long as you treat her with respect, you need to do what feels right for you.
BAILEY: All right, are you going to um… Are you going to be yourself and sort things out with mum?
Matt says it's not easy for either of them at the moment.
Bailey apologises to Alice for giving her a hard time, admitting he was a moron. He gives her a gift: the biography of Valentina Tereshkova, in the original Russian! She invites him to help her update her blog, and they go off discussing mistakes in movies. He invites her to Nate's talk, and she says she'll come with him.
The sign has been yarn- bombed - one of a number of sites in the episode. Mark is jogging past. Paige is getting out of a car. She thanks the driver for the lift, and he kisses her. Mark frowns.
Nate is giving a run- down of his day, and the students look bored. Amber interrupts and asks him about the strangest thing which happened and he talks about the time he had to calm a horse with a device in its saddlebag.
NATE: So I was in the middle of Afghanistan, singing Jingle Bells to a horse. Thankfully Mr Ed calmed down, and he and I lived to see another day.
The students are much more interested in this story.
No 24 - outside
Mark is thumping a punch- bag. Paige wanders up and says "hey" and he ignores her. She comments that she wishes she'd never seen the dress. He says it's not about the dress, it's about her hooking up with randoms. He apologises for losing it over the dress, explaining that it "messed with his head". She accuses him of jumping to conclusions: she went dancing, lost track of time, and Pablo gave her a lift home. He kissed her: she didn't kiss him back, and she's glad she doesn't have to see him again. She and Mark kiss and they go into the house to make up…
Nate asks if there are any more questions. Imogen says she's done some research and found that some soldiers have posted racist remarks on Facebook. Nate says he doesn't like the remarks but adds:
NATE: These men and women put their lives on the line so you can enjoy the freedom to use Facebook, make mistakes and do the things that you like to do.
He tells Imogen not to judge them. Susan tries to finish the session, but Nate says it's fine. Later she asks if it was hard being there when polls suggested most Australians didn't want them there. Susan tries to interrupt, but Nate continues to talk.
NATE: Once we had to dig children out of a school that had been shelled. Not everyone made it. Some kids… (he sobs)
Susan thanks him and asks for a round of applause.