Previously on Neighbours
- Sonya struggles into her bedroom past an unconscious Mark and rushes to Nell.
- Amber has done a meditation with Rain. Lauren asks if she's okay.
- Amber assures Rain she's not walking away from New Eden.
- Terese tells Ezra she can't do this and she wants to be alone, but he stays and closes the door behind him.
- Brad tells Terese she wants to try again. She cries as she hugs him and he wonders what's happened.
- Toadie confronts the intruder in his house with a baseball bat. Sonya recognises the intruder as Erin.
Erin looks around the flat.
ERIN: Mrs Rebecchi is a lot more together than my old friend Sonya Mitchell.
TOADIE: Friend?! You've written threatening letters, you've broken into our house and you've assaulted one of our neighbours!
ERIN: Oh yeah sorry about that, he surprised me.
Nell appears from the bedroom, and Toadie puts down the baseball bat, picking up Nell. Sonya asks Erin what she's doing here. Toadie says Erin isn't welcome here after what she's done. He says to Nell that they'll get some breakfast, and while he's in the kitchen he covertly starts using his phone.
Terese's Hotel Room
Oh no! Matt, the one police officer in Erinsborough, is busy. He's getting a statement from Terese about the incident with Ezra, while Brad holds her hand. She tells Matt that when Ezra tried to kiss Terese she put a stop to it, and asked him to leave, but he shut the door. Terese starts to cry as she says she knew Ezra wouldn't take no for an answer and was forced to defend herself and that's when she kneed him and kicked him out.
Erin looks through photos on the mantelpiece and asks where Callum is, but Toadie won't tell her. 'They' won't let Erin see her kid, Cat. She was taken away from her, and Erin blames Sonya. Sonya took Erin to that party. Sonya asks if this is why she's doing all this. There's a knock at the door, Toadie grabs Nell and rushes away as dramatic music rises.
Number 30 Back Yard
The excitement plummets as we're now in a Amber/Erin meditation scene by the swimming pool. Amber feels more spiritual now, which Rain says is usually drowned out by consumerism and medication. Amber wishes more people understood this 'secret' and Rain prattles on about some hippy nonsense, which seems to delight Amber. Rain gives Amber a necklace, and then they hug.
Meanwhile Lauren watches on suspiciously from a window inside, when Bailey joins her.
BAILEY: Why would anybody want to be in Amber's head?
(It's probably very spacious.) Lauren notes that Amber is usually upset after her meditation sessions and wonders what they talk about.
Lassiters Car Park/Lassiters Foyer
Joy, another Rain scene. As she and Daniel walk towards Lassiters, she says she's confident that the council will grant her application which would allow her to start New Eden, but Daniel tells her not to assume it's a done deal. Rain tells him he'll want to move in when he visits. Daniel likes having the best of both worlds by being able to live at home and visit New Eden and assumes Amber will be the same and that community living isn't her thing. Rain says that isn't the impression she got, and tells him to talk to Amber.
Meanwhile inside Lassiters, Paul tells Matt that Ezra has checked out and is probably halfway back to Perth. Matt asks for security tapes and statements from anyone that saw Ezra with Terese. Paul agrees to help however he can.
Toadie and Sonya sit down for a chat (we're left to assume the police have taken Erin, that's what we get when the only police officer in Erinsborough is busy.) Sonya explains her history with Erin, they were best friends, Sonya was a role model for Erin, in the worst possible way, leading her into trouble (which is Neighbours speak for drugs, alcohol and gambling, or whatever Sonya is vaguely addicted to.)
Sonya explains she met Troy, fell pregnant with Callum. Then Erin fell pregnant. They shared a place together and tried to get clean while Sonya left Callum with her gran, but Erin had no one for her daughter. Sonya got clean, but Erin didn't. Sonya tried to help but eventually she had to cut Erin loose, she didn't have a choice. Sonya says that Erin had never tried 'substances' before the party that Sonya took her to. Now Erin blames Sonya for not having her daughter. Sonya wonders if Erin is right.
Terese's Hotel Room
Brad walks in and kisses Terese. He tells her the kids want her to come home, and so does he. Terese sits down with Brad and tells him she was tempted by Ezra, only for a split second but she was. They'd been having problems, Brad said some harsh things. Ezra was from her world and she needed someone who understood her world. Brad says he may not be an executive, but he understands her.
BRAD: Yes we are different but that's why it works, we can come out stronger.
TERESE: Do you really believe that?
BRAD: People make mistakes, we need to cut each other some slack. Even if you were tempted, Ezra had no right to do what he did, no man does. I love you.
TERESE: I love you too.
Brad and Terese kiss and hug.
Number 32 Back Yard
Amber tells Daniel that they should move into New Eden. Daniel doesn't sound convinced. He thinks they can get away from consumerism and distractions by having their own place. She starts talking about the 'secret' again, recites hippy nonsense and holds her new necklace, beaming with airhead happiness. Daniel notices Rain's necklace, telling Amber that he gave it to her when they were together. Amber starts thinking about New Eden again.
Matt's finally turned up and tells Toadie and Sonya that Erin's been charged with assault, stalking and trespass, awaiting a bail hearing. She's also had a string of minor offences and done some jail time in the past. Matt reveals that Cat is in care, Erin's made attempts to get her back but has never succeeded (surely Matt is breaching some sort of confidentiality here, but we all know by now that its allowed when sharing information with your neighbours.)
TOADIE: That's probably a good thing. She hardly seems like a positive role model for her daughter.
SONYA: Maybe having a chance to reunite with her might help Erin sort herself out.
TOADIE: Okay how come she hasn't done it yet, I mean you did?
SONYA: Jarrod, everybody is different, you know that.
Matt says the daughter is a teenager now and doesn't want any contact. Toadie thanks Matt for his help as he leaves. Toadie tells Sonya that she's safe now, it's over.
Rain asks if Lauren knows about any objections regarding her application for the New Eden site. Lauren says she objected, as more community consultation is needed before a big change to the area. Rain asks why Lauren is afraid of alternative ways of living, and did she consider that it could help her business. Lauren does her best to bite her tongue and gives diplomatic answers to Rain's questions.
RAIN: I didn't realise you were so prejudiced against people who had an alternative lifestyle.
LAUREN: I'm not.
RAIN: Clearly you have a problem with me.
LAUREN: Yeah, you know what, I do. I have a problem with you and the influence you have over my daughter. I saw her again this morning with tears in her eyes after one of your sessions.
RAIN: She's going through a lot changes at the moment, I'm showing her concern and attention something she obviously hasn't been getting from you.
LAUREN: I beg your pardon!
RAIN: You haven't exactly had a lot of time for Amber lately, given your recent marriage troubles.
LAUREN: How dare you?!
RAIN: I'm simply helping your daughter and you see me as the enemy.
LAUREN: I see you as someone who manipulates people to get what they want.
RAIN: So this is personal.
LAUREN: Oh yeah, it is now!
RAIN: One objector isn't going to stop a whole movement.
LAUREN: I'm not just one objector, I'm a mother. And if one of my kids is threatened I will do whatever it takes to shut you down!
Rain tells Amber that there's been an objection to the New Eden application. Rain says she doesn't know who from, local traders she assumes. They think Rain's trying to set up a weird cult or something. Rain says if this doesn't go ahead then Daniel will be crushed. Amber passionately says it can't happen, they have to stop them. She angrily says that anyone who is opposed to something as positive as New Eden just doesn't get it, but once it's built they'll see. Rain says they'll have to trust her. Amber didn't trust Rain to begin with, but she made an effort for Daniel and look how close they are now. They hold hands, and Amber says she's with Rain all the way.
Number 22 Back Yard
Imogen and Josh shout surprise as Terese returns home. They hug her and welcome her home, having made Terese lunch. Terese thanks them and says she's glad to be home. Paul arrives with a present. Brad tells him to go. Paul apologises, he's had Ezra sacked and he'll never work for Lassiters again.
BRAD: Take your basket and your apology and shove it!
Brad insists that Paul leaves. As Paul leaves, Brad hugs Terese.
Erinsborough Police Station
Toadie talks to Erin in the interview room. He tells her whatever happened in the past; Erin has no right to go after Sonya. Erin says she had a good reason for doing what she did. Erin says Sonya ruined her life and she became an addict because of her. Erin's daughter doesn't want her back and doesn't want to know her. Toadie tells her to take responsibility for how her life has turned out and stop blaming other people.
TOADIE: I get that you're hurt and I get that you're angry but the thing that you need to understand is I will not let you hurt my family.
ERIN: You need to understand that everything I care about has been taken away from me so I have nothing left to lose. So why don't you go home and tell that little wifey of yours that this isn't over, not by a long shot.
Number 32 Back Yard
Matt, Bailey and Lauren set up the table. Lauren tells Matt that Rain was incredibly offensive and personal. Matt tells her not to do the same, just put in the objection through the official channels. Just then Amber arrives with Rain, having invited her to dinner. Lauren suggests they start thinking about putting a folio together for uni. Amber says she's not going to uni, she's going to move into New Eden. Lauren is shocked that she's going to throw all her hard work away. Rain starts to speak up for Amber when Lauren stops her and says that this is a family matter. Rain gives Lauren an icy stare while Amber says she doesn't want to pay thousands of dollars for a piece of paper. Lauren says that piece of paper is the difference from being a professional and an amateur and shows the world she's capable of committing to something. Amber says she's committing to a way of living and being. She's made up her mind. Lauren and Rain give each other death glares.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Naomi wonders what Gary told Kyle. He said he was on the run from the Mackenzie brothers.
- Kyle tells Gary someone has stolen his tools from his van.
- Imogen tells Daniel that he and Amber have an amazing bond and no one can get between that.
- Ominous music plays as we see close ups of Rain. (She must be evil!)