Previously on Neighbours
- The Willises calling time their marriage.
- Ezra and Terese heading to her room to work.
- Terese backing off from kissing Ezra and showing him the door... but he doesn't leave.
- Susan telling Karl about Nate not sleeping.
- Susan falling into a pit Nate has been digging.
- Sonya discovering her stalker is in the house!
Sonya frantically calls the police while trying to get access to the bedroom, pleading that she'll do whatever it takes to gain entry. We then see why Sonya can't get into the bedroom, an unconscious Mark is slumped against the door.
Nate continues filling the pit with soil unawares that Susan is in it! He only stops when his attention is drawn to Susan's ringing phone and then he quickly starts to shift the soil away from her.
Sheila clears up the mystery over why Naomi has the stalker letter - she sent it to her so she was aware of what was going on but its news to her that Naomi has been in Melbourne for the past 5 weeks (she arranged with the hotel to forward on any mail received).
As the later part of the mother/daughter conversation took place, Sonya called Toadie to alert him that there's a problem and he immediately bolts from the bar.
Sonya is getting extremely frustrated not being able to get into the room but eventually her pushing manages to dislodge Mark enough so that she can gain entry and get to Nell, who is happily sitting in their bed unfazed at the panic her mum has been in. Mark has come to and says that he doesn't know what happened.
Brad comes looking for Terese and Paul takes great delight in telling him that she's up in her room with Ezra and tries to put him off going there in case he's a "third wheel." He's not amused with Paul but all Paul does is remind him that he was the one that called it quits (on their marriage) and that he can't blame his wife for moving on and urges him to move on too.
PAUL: You'll both be a lot better off.
Terese's hotel room
Terese is in the bathroom of her room and is extremely upset (she breaks down crying) with mascara trails all down her face.
"Fine, just a bit bruised and wobbly," Susan describes herself after Karl/Nate bring her back from the hospital. Karl doesn't look too amused at Nate and he's puzzled why she didn't call out (prior to tripping). "I was scared," is Susan's reply because she couldn't work out what he was doing digging in the dark nor how he'd respond if she startled him. "I wouldn't have hurt you intentionally," Nate tearily replies before Karl puts a stop to allow Susan to go clean herself up and rest. Nate heads off to his room and Susan looks utterly relieved that he's away from her.
Matt (and the silent officer) report to Toadie, Sonya and Mark that there is nobody outside nor in the house and wants Mark/Sonya to get checked out at the hospital. Both make it clear they don't want any hospital treatment and Matt confirms that a trace has been requested for the phone number too.
Mark is frustrated that he can't do more to help and it would appear he was attacked (and knocked out) as soon as he entered the room. this time, Matt isn't taking no for an answer and takes Mark off to the hospital, promising Sonya/Toadie that an extra patrol car will check on #30 and for them to contact him if anything else happens.
Naomi explains to her mum why she returned to Melbourne early - having too much time to think led to her thinking about Toadie so she returned to try and get her life back on track again but every time she went for a job, her reputation (courtesy of Charles/Polly) had gotten there first and after 4 weeks of trying, returned to Ramsay Street. Sheila tells her not to let what Toadie said this evening get to her, although out of line, he was just protecting his family.
SHEILA: You still have feelings for him?
NAOMI: But I'm not running away this time, I can cope with this, I am strong enough.
SHEILA: Of course you are.
Terese's hotel room
Somewhat hesitantly, Terese goes to see who has knocked on her door - its Brad (or her husband as he announces) and again, somewhat hesitantly lets him in after confirming that Ezra isn't there (he explained that Paul filled him in).
He spots that the bed is quite dishevelled and there are wine glasses on the table and thinks that she's gone with Ezra out of revenge, to even the score. "You really think I'd be that childish?" she asks and his response is that he's just trying to figure out what is going on. "Did something happen?" he asks and an upset Terese can't seem to get the words out but eventually she manages to say "yes."
TERESE: Yes something happened.
BRAD: Well I guess there's nothing to talk about.
He then walks out of the room and Terese sits back on the bed and starts crying.
Number 28 (next day)
Chris has brought round some magazines to help Susan's recovery but she says that she is better however wants Nate to explain what he was doing digging in the dark.
Nate explains to them (Karl is there too) that in the army, as punishment they send you to dig holes and he always slept better after that, so he thought trying that trick again would work. "I messed up pretty badly," he responds after they'd guessed he was having difficulties again and adds that it's not working with the counsellor because he can't connect. This proves Susan's point that he should have said something.
Chris is rather confused by the chat about counsellors and Karl suggests that they need to talk.
Terese is playing with her breakfast when Paul comes in and thinks she's doing that because she's had "a long night." She isn't amused at him telling Brad about Ezra and his attitude totally changes when she tells him that Ezra "couldn't take no for an answer." Terese explains to him that after dinner they went up to her room because he wanted to discuss some more idea for the festival.
TERESE: Look I knew what was going on okay. I knew that there was a possibility that something might happen but once we got up there, I couldn't go through with it. I didn't want to cheat on Brad and I don't want to move on.
PAUL: I see and Ezra didn't talk that too well?
TERESE: No. No, he wasn't happy at all. When I asked him to leave, he resisted so I had to force him out.
PAUL: Is that all that happened? I mean nothing else?
TERESE: That's bad enough isn't it?!
Paul apologises to her, he thought he was just being her friend.
TERESE: Well I don't need friends like you.
Josh spots his dad sitting in the garden and comments that he was out late last night. Brad confirms that he was and breaks it to Josh that things could be over between Terese/himself. "Is it really that bad?" Josh asks and Brad confirms that it is and blames himself. Josh tells his dad to stop beating himself up and go tell Terese how he feels.
BRAD: I've tried and I don't think it's going to work, I pushed it too far.
JOSH: Try again. Do you still love her?
BRAD: Yes of course I do!
JOSH: Well if you still love each other then it doesn't matter what's happened, you can get through it.
BRAD: As long as she still loves me.
JOSH: Does she?
BRAD: There's only one way to find out!
Susan declares she's had enough of the cups of tea after Nate brings her one (Karl's instructions!) He can't do enough apologising (or cleaning up as way of an apology) so she says that there is something he can do for her - tomorrow they are going to go therapy shopping, they will keep on looking until they can find someone that he can connect with.
Susan heads off to her room to rest and Nate walks over to the sink to help Chris with the dishes. Chris apologises to him for not knowing what he was going through because he was so caught up in his own recovery that he wasn't there for him. "You know me, not good at sharing my feelings," Nate replies and explains that he didn't know how to unload [his problems] until he started talking to her,
NATE: By that time you were in hospital, going through your rehab. You were in your own hell and I was revisiting mine. Telling Susan, that took her there too.
Chris isn't sure what he means by that and Nate explains that it gave Susan nightmares resulting in her having to go for therapy.
NATE: There was no way I was putting you through that, not when you had plenty of your own.
Chris explains that he wants to help Nate and his reply is that he does, by being there for him and when Chris comments that it doesn't seem enough, Nate is quick to reassure him that it's more than he's ever had even though he doesn't feel like he deserves it.
CHRIS: Of course you do, I love you.
NATE: And I love you too.
Terese's hotel room
Brad comes calling to say what he should have said before and asks that she hears him out.
BRAD: Whatever happened with you and Ezra, I don't care. I mean I do care, I just... Truth is, I don't want to give up on us alright. I want to fix whatever's not right and I want to keep fixing it for the rest of our lives. Okay whatever's happened, whatever we've said or done, all that matters is that I love you because I do. Okay and that much is out of my hands so if you still haven't shut the door on us I'd like to try again.
TERESE: I want that too.
Brad then goes to hug her but when he does, she is in visible pain and he quickly pulls away and asks what's wrong.
BRAD: Terese, what's happened?
She can't say and instead begins crying, so he hugs her gently to console her.
Toadie and Sonya have had a restless night's sleep as they sit in bed with Nell. "We shouldn't have stayed here last night," Toadie comments and proposes after he talks to Matt that they book into a hotel until the situation is resolved. Sonya seems to be in agreement with that suggestion but is concerned about being alone during the day and Toadie's idea is she could go stay with his parents or visit Callum.
SONYA: The person got to us here Jarrod, I'm sure once they notice that we're gone they'll find a way to track us down.
Just at that they hear a noise - it sounds like someone is in the house. Quietly Toadie gets out of bed to go investigate.
He creeps quietly into the living room (seconds later Sonya is behind him) where some woman is looking at the pin board above the desk. Toad picks up a wooden stick just in case to defend himself.
TOADIE: Who are you?
MYSTERY WOMAN: Who am I?
Sonya looks at mystery woman and she seems to recognise who the unwelcomed visitor is.
- Terese has something to say to Brad.
- Brad ordering Paul out of his house.
- Lauren promising to do everything to shut Rain down.
- Sonya wanting to know what Erin is doing here.