- Tyler tells Paige that them getting physical is off the table.
- Imogen tells Amber that their wedding will be a cinch.
- Paul calls someone and calls in a favour.
- Matt tells Lauren that being angry won't change anything he's done.
- Lauren tells Brad it's never been like this. He hugs her supportively while Matt watches.
- Sharon tells Matt that the offer is still open. He tells her he's married but she says that isn't a no.
- Terese sees Matt and Sharon kissing at the hotel.
Terese walks around struggling to come to terms with what she's just seen, unaware that Lauren is calling her name. Lauren catches up with Terese and asks if she could store food for the wedding. Lauren assumes Brad told her about her meltdown earlier, she says things are tense between her and Matt, and Brad's been a great support. Terese says it won't be a problem. Lauren hopes she can work it out with Matt, Terese just smiles and nods.
Lassiter's Hotel Room
Matt sits on the bed, open shirted. There's a knock at the door. Matt calls to Sharon and asks if she ordered room service, to which she replies 'yeah.' The knocking gets more persistent, as Matt hesitantly opens the door to Terese. She tells him he's leaving, now!
Naomi asks Imogen when Amber is due back. She wonders if it's fishy that someone with zero credentials got handpicked for a photography job like that. Imogen hadn't thought about it. Naomi decides to tell Imogen that Paul planned the trip and planned for Amber's flight to be cancelled so she won't make it back in time for the wedding. Imogen wonders why Naomi didn't put a stop to it, she says that Imogen is still in love with Daniel, at least this way she still has a chance of getting him one day. Imogen doesn't know whether to be grateful or horrified. Naomi says Imogen knows Paul's plan and she should do with it what she will.
Imogen gets into the lift with Paul and orders him to bring Amber back or she'll tell Daniel. It would destroy Daniel to realise his own uncle was plotting against him. Paul says they are not right for each other.
IMOGEN: Daniel is the most caring, generous, loving person I know. His happiness means more to me than anything.
PAUL: Does it now?
Imogen tells Paul he can't stand in the way. Paul says Daniel means a great deal to Imogen. She tells him that he's lucky to have Daniel in his life, and if he doesn't realise that, he's an idiot. They arrive in the penthouse, and see Daniel on the balcony. Imogen says she's serious, she'll tell Daniel. She's going to call Amber and if Amber's not boarding that plane, then Imogen will be back.
The Waterhole Exterior
Terese brings Matt a coffee. Matt asks when she's going to tell Lauren. Terese doesn't know, and asks how far it went with that woman and who she is. He says it wasn't far, and it's Sharon Canning. They met at the wedding, but he insists this hasn't happened before. Terese asks how he could betray Lauren like that. Matt says Lauren betrayed him, with Brad. Terese says this is a thousand times worse. Terese suggests he stop wallowing, pull himself together and fight for his marriage.
Imogen looks at herself in the mirror while wearing her bridesmaid's dress. She answers the door to Naomi, and tells her that Amber is on her way. They can both rest easy now. Imogen thought about not telling Amber and feels terrible about it, but Naomi says that's okay. Imogen needs to get over Daniel. Josh arrives, and Naomi leaves. Josh asks how Imogen is feeling, she asks how he is feeling and they hug.
Paul tells Daniel they're expecting company, he has a dear old mate in town. They hear the lift arrive and Paul walks to the lift to greet his guest. Des Clarke appears from the lift and gives Paul a big hug! Des is impressed by the penthouse and says hi to Daniel, shocked to learn he's Scott and Charlene's son. Daniel asks why Des is in town, Des is about to answer when Paul interrupts and says Des is here for a bank conference and said he should pop by and check out the festival. Paul says it is 30 years ago to the day that Des was about to get married. Paul wants Des to tell Daniel all about it.
Des and Paul explain to Daniel the plot of the very first Neighbours episode, that Lorraine was away spending the night with her bridesmaid Julie, and Paul had organised a rowdy buck's turn for Des. We have a flashback to the buck's night, with Daphne dancing in the background while Paul, Des and Shane enjoy the party. Paul even remembers Daniel's great uncle Max shutting the party down. Des said he loved Lorraine but deep down he knew they weren't meant for each other. Paul says he was pushing the worries aside and pretending they weren't there as he was young and in love. Des knew the family didn't approve.
We have another flashback, this time to Lorraine and her parents arriving the morning of the wedding when Lorraine broke it off. Des says Lorraine did him a favour, as that's how he met Daphne. She was the entertainment for the Buck's night. A flashback to Des telling Daphne that he didn't recognise her with her clothes on. Des says they were married for three wonderful years. Paul summarises that Des knew that Lorraine was not right for him. Daniel tells Paul it was a nice try, he can see he went to a lot of effort. Daniel says that he and Amber are in love. He tells Des it was nice to meet him and leaves. Des tells Paul that Daniel seems genuinely in love with this girl, but Paul thinks he's in denial.
Lauren apologises to Matt for shutting him down when he tried to talk to her. She leans in to hug him but stops when she smells alcohol. She asks if he's been drinking all afternoon.
LAUREN: Your son is in a more fragile state than ever. Your daughter is getting married tomorrow and our marriage is hanging by a thread and this is your solution? Matt you need to pull yourself together and start being a husband and a father. That is what your family needs, dammit, that's what I need!
Des heads off to see the Exhibition and says he'll come back here once he's done and will have a couple more beers. He passes Naomi as he leaves.
Paul asks Naomi about Imogen. Naomi says she didn't know what Imogen would do with the information. Paul wonders why there was any doubt that Imogen would bring Amber back, and looks suspiciously when Naomi denies that there was any doubt.
Amber joins Paige, Imogen and Tyler. Things are very tense at home so she thought she'd get out of there. Amber is amazed to see all the paper cranes that Imogen has made. Amber passes Imogen and Paige small gift bags. Tyler goes to get more coffees and give them time to discuss bridesmaid business. Amber says thank you to both of them for being her bridesmaids.
AMBER: You know, I never knew that I wanted a sister until I found you.
PAIGE: Well even after you did find me, I don't think you really wanted me.
AMBER: Yeah okay, I was an idiot. But now I can't imagine my life without you. (They hug)
IMOGEN: You don't need to say anything, you know I don't like compliments.
AMBER: Well that's too bad because I can't imagine my life without you either. You're as good as a sister to me. I trust you with my life. I love you.
IMOGEN: I love you too.
PAIGE: Aw, the sisterhood!
They have a group hug as Daniel arrives. Amber gets up and kisses Daniel. Daniel explains Paul's been lying to them, he doesn't want them to get married.
Matt asks if she remembers their first date. Lauren can't believe that he agreed to go on a three hour trail ride. Matt would do anything if it meant getting to see her again. He felt lucky every time they went out, he still does, every day he feels lucky to be part of his life. She's always been proud to call him her husband. He asks for a chance to make up for what he's done. She says they'll be okay, and they hug.
Des tells Paul he was amazed to see so many familiar faces in those photos. Imogen arrives, and Des leaves to give them some privacy. Imogen hands over Daniel's vows for tomorrow which he'd left at Amber's. Paul asks if she's read them, she says she doesn't need to. She knows they'll be heartfelt but not too flowery, they'll be honest and gentle, they'll be perfect. Paul suggests Imogen must have spent a lot of time thinking about these vows, and reminds her she said his happiness was more important to her than anything.
PAUL: If I didn't know any better, I'd swear that the bridesmaid had fallen for the groom.
PAUL: Am I wrong?
IMOGEN: What you are, is out of your mind. And I've got a million things to do so I'm going to go.
Imogen leaves. Des arrives and asks what Paul's grin is for. He says he's found his trump card.
BAILEY: Why do my shoes have to be so shiny?
AMBER: It's to take the attention away from your face.
There's a knock at the door. Bailey answers the door to Paul. Paul's brought a gift from Daniel's mother, Charlene. She wanted Amber to have it the day before the ceremony. She opens it to see a blue garter, Charlene wore it for her wedding, and it was a gift from her grandmother. It's old and borrowed and blue, so ticks a few boxes. Amber thanks him. Paul is surprised it's quiet here, she thought Amber would be with her maid of honour. Amber says Imogen has a few things to organise still.
PAUL: Still, you know, it's awfully nice of her to go through so much trouble for you. It can't be easy really, feeling the way that she does.
AMBER: What do you mean?
PAUL: And you, you've got to admire you. Being best friends is one thing, but it's so brave of you to allow her to be so involved with Daniel, given the fact she's madly in love with him.
AMBER: What are you talking about?
PAUL: You must have noticed the way that she talks about him. I'm sorry, I assumed you knew.
AMBER: There's no way that Imogen is in love with Daniel!
Paul says he must have got the wrong end of the stick and leaves Amber reeling from the information.
Imogen apologises for not making it back to Amber's, she got waylaid here. Imogen turns her back to Amber while Amber tells Imogen that Paul just came over and said that Imogen was in love with Daniel. Imogen laughs it off, but Amber can see Imogen's face in the mirror and knows something's going on.
AMBER: Tell me the truth. Are you in love with Daniel because you kissed him at Christmas and now Paul is so certain?
AMBER: How long?
IMOGEN: A really long time.
AMBER: Does he know?
AMBER: That kiss, that meant something to you.
IMOGEN: Yes. Amber I know how I feel is wrong, but Daniel loves you so none of this matters.
AMBER: Of course it matters. You're my best friend, you're supposed to be my maid of honour!
IMOGEN: I'll resign. I'm so sorry, I just want you and Daniel to be happy.
The Biggest Episode In 30 Years
- Paul hugs Tom Ramsay.
- Dramatic music plays while we see brief clips of Amber in her wedding dress, Harold, Daniel, Imogen, Nina, Susan and Karl.
- Brief clips of Daniel and Imogen driving off together while Paige watches, then Daniel and Imogen running around.
- Guy Carpenter hugs the Turner family.
- Amber arrives for her wedding.