Previously on Neighbours
- Terese admits to Brad that she was worried Paige would live with Lauren and he'd go over there a lot.
- Bailey suggests that Paige lives with them, and Lauren agrees.
- Imogen wants to make it up to Josh for the article. Toadie says no more talking to the media.
- Chris finds out Josh is delivering food parcels. He tells Josh that his life will never be the same again because of him, and tells Josh he's pathetic.
Josh rushes into his house over to the sink where he is sick. Imogen asks him what's wrong. She realises it's stress and she feels guilty for what she told the paper. She says it's okay as Sheila is getting a statement from Naomi, and Karl's made his. Josh shouts at her to drop it and heads up to his room.
Chris can't believe he lost it like that, he thinks he should apologise to Josh. Sheila says he shouldn't as standing up for yourself isn't a crime. Kyle and Georgia return home and wonder what's happened. Sheila informs them, and tells them that 'people who hurt other people deserve everything they get.' Kyle and Georgia think getting this off his chest is a good thing, he needed to vent and now it's out. Chris doesn't think it achieved anything. Sheila says with Danni breathing down his neck and Chris being close to losing his job, Josh needed to know what he's done. Chris thinks having a go at Josh makes him just as bad.
Paige returns home from the shops with Lauren. Brad and Terese approach as they unpack shopping. Terese asks Paige if she'd like to come over for lunch tomorrow. Paige initially says she's busy but Brad tries to entice her by saying he's cooking his world famous ravioli. Lauren jokes that the last thing he cooked for her was reheated spring rolls, both of them unaware of how uncomfortable Terese looks by this conversation. Brad says his cooking has improved. Paige changes her mind and agrees to go.
Daniel and Amber's Camp Site
Daniel shows Amber a cool box which they can use as a fridge. Amber was hoping for a shower. Daniel tells Amber that he's in the clear with the cops but with Dakota gone it means the bar will close, which means he's out of a job. He says he'll chill out for a bit, but Amber's worried if they can afford that. He thinks they have everything they need, but Paul said he could work at Lassiters if he wants.
Amber spots a spider and leaps back in fright. Daniel says all living creatures never really die. Amber sarcastically says that's great. Amber goes to do washing, with a bucket of water like the good old days (she doesn't sound convinced.)
We cut back and forth between Lauren and Paige, and Brad and Lauren in their house. Lauren notices that Paige is still upset about with Terese after what she did. Lauren says Terese is hanging on to her family by a thread, and it's no wonder finding out about the kiss almost tipped her over the edge.
Meanwhile, Brad says Terese hurt Paige and it'll take time to make it up. Terese wants to involve Paige but she wants to preserve the family she has. She's doing her best to undo the damage she did but it won't work if Paige isn't prepared to meet her half way.
Paige has been burned so many times by Terese and she doesn't know how much more she can take.
LAUREN: It's probably just as hard for her as it is for you.
PAIGE: I should just suck it up, is that what you're saying?
LAUREN: Sometimes that's what it takes to be a part of a family.
Brad says they should keep doing what they're doing. However long it takes.
Imogen sits down with Josh, who asks her to leave him alone. Imogen knows Josh is stressed but he needs to believe everything will be okay. Josh tells Imogen that Chris caught him taking food over to him and he ripped into him. Imogen says he was upset and Josh can't take it to heart. Josh says Chris is right, he is pathetic. He knows how difficult it is, not knowing if your body is going to give up on you, and he only had a shoulder injury, Chris has it far worse. Imogen says Josh recovered, he has to believe that Chris will recover too. Josh says Chris may never get better. He tells Imogen that she and Toadie have to stop, no more submissions for the sentencing. Imogen says if they do that he will get locked up. Josh says he needs to pay the price for what he did. He wants to go to jail.
Daniel and Amber's Camp Site
Amber has hung up the washing, but the wind blows the washing line over. Amber says the clothes probably needed another rinse anyway. Daniel tells Amber she could take the clothes home, that's what she wants anyway. Amber half-heartedly protests, she has blisters but her hands don't hurt that much. Daniel insists that it'll be good for her to go home. He should check on Paul too, he hasn't been in the best place recently. Amber says that's fine, and they pick the washing up.
Paige looks for a sketch she did of a face. Lauren finds it, it had been folded over into three parts and she'd completed a sketch on one side of it. They open it up and see Paige's sketch of a man's face and Lauren's sketch of a fruit bowl together. Paige laughs about it, and decides to fill in the last part of the sketch, giving Mr Fruit-Bowl-Man some legs and some feet. Amber walks in with the washing and finds the two of them laughing about their first combined artwork. Amber is taken aback by seeing them laughing together, but tells them to carry on.
Number 32 Back Yard
Bailey and Matt greet Amber who is hanging up the washing.
BAILEY: It's amazing, think of the example you're setting. Do well in school and you too can live in a car.
Matt kisses Amber and asks how she is.
MATT: Is there any chance you're going to be moving home soon?
AMBER: I don't know Dad. Is there any chance you're going to be accepting that Daniel is the guy I'm going to marry soon?
MATT: Okay we don't need to bring that up now.
BAILEY: Well technically we already have.
Matt invites her to stay for dinner. Amber agrees.
Chris is revising for his final exams, he's been looking at it for an hour and none of it is going in. He used to know this stuff. Georgia says it'll get better. Chris says his final exam is soon, if he doesn't pass he won't finish his apprenticeship. Georgia's been a nurse for some time now, and she's learnt the human body is incredibly resilient and the capacity to heal blows her away. She tells him he can never give up, he has to keep going until he gets to where he needs to be. Chris calls this unfair. Georgia tells him to use that energy and anger and frustration to push himself. That is the difference between getting better and not. She tells him to keep going, no matter what.
Terese comes over and asks Paige what dessert she'd like tomorrow. Paige doesn't mind, but Terese insists, she must have a favourite dessert. Paige says Crème Brûlée. Terese says she's looking forward to it and leaves. As she goes she sees a photograph of Paige on the bookshelf next to the family photos. Terese smiles sadly, before heading out. Paige asks Lauren if she thinks Terese is going to poison the dessert. Lauren says Terese was offering her an olive branch, she's doing her best, maybe Paige should do the same.
Imogen joins Josh.
JOSH: Are you going to stop following me around?
JOSH: Whatever speech you prepared is not going to work. You work for Toadie. Toadie is my lawyer. You do what I say. Alright?
Imogen tells Josh he's being ridiculous. They overhear Sheila greet Chris as he enters with Georgia, Sheila's set up a table for him, with a packet of chips already at the table.
CHRIS: Are you trying to fatten me up or something?
GEORGIA: Chips are brain food. That is a medical fact.
CHRIS: Do you actually have a nursing degree?
GEORGIA: Shut up and eat your chips.
Sheila offers to open it, but Georgia tells her Chris can do it. Georgia asks if he wants to get better and fatter. Chris is thinking about the fatter part. He spots Josh and Imogen across the room. Georgia tells Chris to use that feeling and focus it on getting better. Chris starts to open the packet, as he does he spills the chips all over the floor, while Josh and Imogen look on with sorrow. Georgia says she knew he could do it. She takes a chip from the table.
CHRIS: Nice. Stealing chips from a cripple.
Chris goes to pick them up, while Josh and Imogen continue to look on.
Josh and Imogen come home, Josh rushes upstairs, while Terese and Brad ask Imogen what happened. Imogen says Josh wants to go to jail. Brad asks why she didn't tell them sooner that that's what he was thinking. Imogen thought she could handle it by herself. Terese says she can't take this on by herself. They're Josh's parents, they should talk to him, not her. Terese says Josh will get past this, and Imogen will study hard and get into uni. Terese asks Brad to put on the kettle, and gets Imogen to sit down with her. She tells Imogen that she'll fix things with Josh. Imogen asks if Terese will fix things with Dad too? Terese says she'll do whatever she has to. They can do anything. Imogen says she used to think that, but she's really scared now. Terese says this family is everything and they are not going to go under.
Amber, Paige and the rest of the Turners are having dinner. Amber asks if they have bamboo shoots in the meal. Lauren put them in after Paige said she liked them but she forgot that Amber doesn't like them. Amber says it's okay, she can try them again. Bailey starts talking about the shots of the temples in Cambodia. Amber asks what they're talking about. Bailey says their Grampa was on the internet this morning. Paige says Amber should be glad she missed it - apparently Lou dropped the webcam and there are some places a webcam should never go! Paige says no man over 45 should be seen in a Sarong, which Matt takes offence at. Paige laughs at the story of the elephant, Amber wants to know what story. They all laugh but say it was too hard to explain. Amber feels really left out.
Daniel and Amber's Camp Site
Amber is in the car, on her laptop at night. She calls Daniel and leaves a message on his phone. She say she's back from dinner and she hopes he gets back soon. She then tries to do a video call to Lou on her laptop, but the power goes down just as she connects. Amber is furious.
Amber tries to sleep when a shadow of someone passes her window. She hears loud noises, people laughing, and the car starts shaking from side to side.
- Matt says it's Daniel's fault that Amber got attacked.
- Bailey tells Alice that this has literally changed everything they have.
- Terese asks Matt if it gets to him, referring to his wife and her husband.
- Terese spots Lauren's diary.