Previously on Neighbours
- The cycle club members deciding Lou needs to go as he's too slow.
- Lou singing the praises of the cycle club.
- Bailey breaking down.
- Amber throwing up.
- Amber telling Paige she's pregnant and that Daniel might not be the father.
With the aid of a flashback to the night of what should have been her wedding night with Daniel, Amber explains all to Paige - Josh is holding an upset Amber, lying next to her on the bed. He admits that he made so many mistakes while dating her and wishes he could have his time again. Seconds after he's said that, Amber kisses him.
JOSH: Are you sure?
She nods and then goes to kiss him again.
Flashback over and Paige is shocked to hear that the daddy candidate is Josh! "I was so upset and Josh was there for me," Amber tells her sister and confirms they've both kept quiet.
Back to flashback land and it's the morning after the night before and we see Amber apologising to Josh for what happened. He immediately apologises for taking advantage of her.
AMBER: No, you didn't, I started it.
JOSH: I don't want to make things more complicated for you right now.
AMBER: I appreciate that but this isn't the start of anything.
Josh gets that and is fine with it, it was a pure one-time thing.
"How can I tell him that while he was risking his life for me that I was off cheating on him with my ex," Amber asks her sister. Paige suggests keeping quiet since there's a chance that the baby could be Daniel's. "What if it's not?" Amber fearfully asks but Paige hasn't got an answer for that one.
Daniel is suffering slightly after the workout/run with Josh and is told to work through the pain. Josh is feeling guilty at pushing Amber at the training session but is told not to stress as she will bounce back.
Daniel declares it's time to put the past in the past and be mates with Josh - being trapped down the well has changed his perspective on things. "I agree," Josh replies but refuses to celebrate with a hug!
Georgia, Susan and Sheila are out walking and gossiping (talking about Nick) when they come across Bailey. They invite him to join their walking and talk but he turns it down and after they walk away we can now see why - he is drunk!
As they prepare to go out on a cycle ride, Kyle and Nate want to know when Karl is going to tell Lou he's not wanted in the cycle club. Karl is reluctant to do that because the group means a lot to Lou. The boys aren't happy at that decision just as Lou appears showing off a book he's bought of cycle rides complete with suitable café stops. "What a great idea," Karl politely replies and Lou announces he's going home to change and will meet them outside thus misses the evil looks Nate/Kyle are giving to Karl!
The penny has dropped with Paige over why Amber hasn't reacted to Daniel/Imogen hanging out. She thinks Josh needs to take his share of the blame but Amber is against that, commenting that he did all he could to help her and adds that he's been covering for her the whole time. "He even agreed to pretend it never happened."
We then head to flashback land of Amber in the hospital after Daniel was found. Josh asks if she's told him anything and she replies no because she doesn't know what to say.
JOSH: About what?
AMBER: You know.
JOSH: No, I don't because there's nothing to tell. Nothing happened.
AMBER: Are you sure?
JOSH: I just want you to be happy and with him you are. I'm not going to stand in the way of that.
Flashback over and Paige is amazed at her sister keeping it together as well as she has but Amber is already fearful that everyone is going to hate her when they find out.
PAIGE: I don't hate you.
AMBER: Why not?
PAIGE: Because what you and Josh did, it was a mistake and it only happened because you thought Daniel had abandoned you. And I know what that feels like and I wouldn't want to wish that upon anyone. So even if it's just you and me, you're not alone in this, I promise. I've got your back.
Jayden comes across Bailey and wants to borrow his phone because his dad has confiscated it. Bailey is fine with him borrowing the phone (and Jayden mentioning his dad) but isn't quick enough to prevent Jayden finding the bottle of alcohol in his bag when he went to get the phone.
JAYDEN: Wow, you are hitting it.
BAILEY: Are you going to dob?
JAYDEN: What and kill our party?! No way!
Welcome to Erinsborough sign
Kyle and Nate aren't impressed that Lou has yet again not kept up with them despite Karl saying he can't be that far behind. They decide enough is enough and take off and Karl, not wanting to be left with Lou, quickly moves off too just as we see Lou pushing his bike towards where they'd stopped.
LOU: Bugger it!
Josh/Daniel are continuing the debrief of the training session when Amber walks into the store. Amber explains that she went for a walk but admits she is still a bit queasy however quickly dismisses going to see Karl when Daniel suggested it. She then decides to go for another walk and is having problems figuring out how Josh/Daniel are suddenly besties!
Welcome to Erinsborough sign
The walking talking ladies arrive and spot Lou unconscious on a bench. Georgia goes into nurse mode and begins to check him over.
SHEILA: Is he...dead?
And literally just as she's said 'dead' he wakes up.
LOU: Strewth woman, you trying to give me a heart-attack.
SUSAN: I thought you'd already had one!
Georgia wants to know where the others are and Sheila asks if they've abandoned him already! "No, I told them to ride on ahead," Lou lies adding that he obviously nodded off eating his protein bar.
The ladies think he should head back with them but Lou's insistent on cycling back himself however he can't get onto the bike and declares he needs to limber up a bit first!
Jayden entices Bailey into throwing eggs at the mural and he wants them to egg a parked police car too but they've got to quickly scarper when they hear voices.
The voices are Daniel and Amber and she quizzes him over being besties suddenly with Josh as she didn't think they'd much in common. "We both fell in love with you," is Daniel's reply but does add that he obviously can't talk to Josh about that. He explains to her what he told Josh - that he wants to put all the bad blood behind them and that they should all make a go at being friends as long as she agrees. "No, of course not," she replies before then saying that she/Paige got up to nothing interesting when Daniel asked what they got up to.
Lou is digging into a feast having re-joined the others and wants to discuss what route they should next try, preferably a shorter one. That's the final straw for Kyle/Nate and they tell Lou he's no longer welcome. "I see, serious business this cycling," Lou remarks before appearing to cry. "We didn't meant to hurt your feelings," Karl says while consoling him.
LOU: Not feelings, chest.
Lou wasn't starting to cry, rather just suffering from trapped wind, which a large burp has relieved!
LOU: Must have been indigestion!
Nate at least sees the funny side of it and admits that it's much funnier with Lou around!
Paige is looking up information about paternity tests when Josh calls round to check how Amber is doing. She explains that Amber is out with Daniel and tells him not call round after his shift because Amber doesn't want to see him. "Why?" he asks and thinks it's because of Daniel before explaining that it's all good between them. Paige lets it be known that she knows about what happened at the hotel, which surprised him and wants to know why now. Thinking quickly, Paige replies that things have just gotten too much with what's been happening lately and Amber just needed to unload. This reply has Josh now thinking that he should see Amber (and adding that he wouldn't try anything on her) but Paige is insistent he stays away.
PAIGE: What Amber needs right now is space. You guys agreed to never talk about it again? Right?
PAIGE: Well stick to it!
JOSH: So in other words, stay away from her?
PAIGE: Ah now you've got it!
Josh agrees to Paige's request and leaves to go do his community service shift.
Lou sees another plus to being thrown out of the cycling team - no more having to wear Lycra! Karl suggests that he still keeps involved though by using the book he bought to come up with a route for them and to meet them at the end for food.
Lou heads into the kitchen for more muffins (he's treating Karl to one for the suggestion) and his seat is then occupied by Susan who has finished her walk. Karl jokes about how much they've worked out.
SUSAN: Hey, I'll have you know we set quite a pace.
KARL: So how do you measure this speed of tongues wagging?!
SUSAN: Ha, ha, ha. Well probably the same way you cyclists measure your journey from muffin to muffin top!
They then debate who burns the most calories and Karl sets her a 3 week challenge to prove who burns the most.
Amber is home and Paige tries out a technique (using her pressure points) to relieve the nausea she's still got. When it appears to work, Amber asks if she's got one that will take the guilt away!
AMBER: I told myself that keeping quiet to Daniel about me and Josh was okay. I almost had myself convinced that it never happened but it's not okay, it happened. I've never kept anything from Daniel and now it's not just this one lie, it's all of the little ones that follow.
PAIGE: Ah ha, I know what that feels like. When I first came here, I had so many stories that I had to keep straight, it literally felt like my head was going to spin off.
Amber wants to know if she should come clean but Paige replies no, not yet and asks instead if she's considered her options. "No, I'm keeping it," she quickly replies so Paige mentions having a paternity test that can be done in 10 weeks' time.
AMBER: That's a really long time.
PAIGE: Point is it could be Daniel's in which case you never have to tell him about Josh... ever.
The boys have relocated themselves to the park but Jayden wants them to go do something however Bailey seems content to continue lying on the grass. Jayden thinks it's because Bailey is mad at them almost egging the police car and comments that if the car had been his dad's one, he wouldn't have held back from egging it as his dad is always whinging at him.
JAYDEN: You know what it's like, yours would have been the same.
This comment has Bailey's hackles up and he quickly gets off the grass to yell at Jayden.
BAILEY: MY DAD WAS NOTHING LIKE THAT BECAUSE HE WASN'T A LOSER LIKE YOURS IS.
JAYDEN: Man you're a psycho!
Bailey doesn't appreciate that remark and pushes Jayden onto the ground and yells again at him.
BAILEY: DON'T TALK ABOUT MY DAD AGAIN.
Jayden's decided he's seen/heard enough and scarpers. Bailey then discovers he's had an audience during his ranting - Susan who was out walking laps of the lake.
- Bailey ranting off that its Brad who should have died.
- Tyler stripping off in front of Imogen.
- Lauren after Brad's help.
- Imogen questioning Terese's feelings.
- Georgia trying to confront Nick.
- Nick discovering Georgia in his room.