Previously on Neighbours
- Toadie reassuring Sonya that he'll be careful around Steph.
- Amy wanting her father to support her reasons why she is going to make a go of it with Liam.
- Liam telling someone that money is on its way and that Jimmy's grandfather is loaded.
- Karl trying to put a damper on Daniel's free coffee plan.
- The homeless man Daniel helped, punching him after being woken up.
Off Air (exterior)
A very groggy Daniel comes to just as Imogen has arrived wanting to know what happened. He explains that he got hit, in a reflex action, by someone he helped but refuses to get the police involved when Imogen wanted to contact them. Reluctantly, she accepts his decision over the police however wants him to get checked out.
Number 30 (next day)
Liam surprises Amy with a pressie – a bottle of his hand sanitiser as a thank you for her vouching him to her dad. She goes off to get her stuff for the day and Jimmy passes a message onto his dad – a friend (Sam) says hello. Liam's persona totally changes after he hears the name and wants to know what Sam said to Jimmy and where. Jimmy repeats what he was told to say – that he (Sam) was a friend and to say hello. Liam tells Jimmy that Sam isn't his friend but rather a bad guy and tells him never to speak to him again. Jimmy thinks he's done something wrong and gets instructions on what to do if Sam approaches him… and for him not to say anything to Amy.
Dial- A- Kyle/Garage
Liam walks Jimmy/Amy to the yard and before he leaves, tells Jimmy that he's got to stick beside his mum and not go wandering off.
As they enter the yard, Amy spots Steph at the garage and introduces her properly to Jimmy. He thinks it's cool she is going to be the new mechanic and goes off to amuse himself while Amy chats to Steph about their kids. Steph tells Amy that her sons live with their dads, Charlie in Fiji and Adam in Sydney and that she misses them every day but adds it's not forever, she's got a plan however just needs the breaks.
After hearing he'd been to A&E, Karl comes round to check how Daniel is and to get his tuppenceworth in about not being consulted about the suspended coffee scheme.
Paul also arrives to check his nephew out too and isn't amused to hear the police weren't involved. Imogen decides she's heard enough and ushers them both out of the house.
Dial- A- Kyle/Garage
Kyle arrives for work and says hello to Steph after he spots her. He asks where Tyler is (out on a job) and when she tries to engage him in conversation, gets the brush off (more because she started talking about Lucas owning the garage).
Jimmy comes over to the dividing wall to invite her to measure things up with him but can't because she's got work to do (so has Kyle) and instead offers him the opportunity to come next door and watch her fix the cars instead. He's up for that but before he can go next door, Kyle suddenly says that he's got something to show him (a crocodile jig).
When Steph heads back to working on the car, Kyle tells Jimmy not to hang around Steph while Amy isn't around and when he asks why, comes out with saying she's virtually a stranger to him.
Liam calls Sam to bluntly tell him to stay away from Jimmy especially if he wants the rest of his money!
As they eat their food, Steph comments about how good it was to see Amy walk to work with her family. Amy tells her that Liam is her ex- husband and when Steph comments that they're really relaxed together, Amy replies that they've got a very long, very chequered past!
Liam begs Paul for an advance on the money but Paul refuses as he's done his charity bit already by buying Liam's over- priced handwash and will be paid at the end of the month.
PAUL: Do not ask me again!
Amy admits to Steph that while she likes having Liam around, she's scared that he will let them down yet again. Steph comments that she knows all about people changing and can see what Liam is up against.
STEPH: It's pretty hard to believe in yourself when everyone's out to judge you but given half the chance, you might be surprised at what he can do.
Imogen passes on the result of her call with Mark to Daniel who is just out of the shower – the police know about the guy that hit him (he's a regular at the Salvo's mission and told the staff there who the informed the police) and is very remorseful. Daniel is somewhat surprised that the guy admitted it and she explains to him a bit more of the background – abused as a kid and now lives on the streets and when he touched him, it was an instinctive reaction. She also adds that he police will press charges if Daniel wants to but he avoids answering that question.
Garage/ Dial- A- Kyle
“Have you fixed it for me?!” Steph asks Jimmy after she sees him peering into an engine having ended her call to Tyler. He asks her about the parts of the engine and seems happy enough but someone isn't – Kyle, so much so that he walks over to Amy and asks if she's “happy with that.” Amy is happy enough with Jimmy being with Steph and tells Kyle to give her a break!
Off Air (exterior)
Karl is somewhat surprised to see Daniel arrive for work and thinks he should have a sick day. Daniel wonders over to where the coffee board is and being in a world of his own, doesn't hear Amber shouting his name and when she touches his shoulder, he immediately springs into defensive mode (fist clenched ready to punch). When he realises what he's about to do, he instantly apologises to her. Amber explains why she's here to see him (heard he'd been attacked) but he tells her that it, “was nothing.” “Doesn't look like nothing,” a very shaken Amber replies back but he replies that it was and that he is now fine.
Jimmy is telling Steph about a hide out from the zombie acropolis that Liam is going to help him build and Steph jokes that where she lives, she thinks it's already happened! She suggests that it's best to build something like a fortified dungeon/basement/tunnel.
Kyle comes snooping over and remarks to Steph that he thought she was flat out, so she explains that Jimmy is her assistant and after sending him to his newly arrived mum in case she wants his help, tells Kyle that she doesn't mind Jimmy being around. “I'm just making sure Jimmy's not being a nuisance,” he explains and Steph promises to say if he is but rolls her eyes when he leaves.
Dial- A- Kyle
Amy's not best pleased at her boss as they walk into the yard and orders him to “stay out of it.” Kyle suggests that he's also keeping an eye on Steph for Tyler to make sure she's doing her job.
AMY: Just admit you don't like Jimmy hanging out with Steph!
KYLE: Given what she's capable of, no, I don't and I thought you'd agree. Maybe you're too busy texting your ex to care!
AMY: You know, I came into work today to help you out but I don't need this.
Amy then yells to Jimmy that they are going home.
Over coffee, Toadie tries to explain to Steph that Kyle is only acting out of loyalty to his mate and that he will come around. Steph gets what Kyle is thinking, that she can't be trusted with kids, and can't argue with that. “You can because you are well now,” Toadie reassures her with adding that in time, he too will see that. Steph isn't so sure and apologises for calling him because she's on a downer.
TOADIE: No, I'm glad you did, you're the first person in months who actually feels more sorry for themselves than they do for me. It's brilliant!
Steph admits that Jimmy reminds her of Charlie but knows she can't see him until she's proved herself to Max. “And you will,” he reassures her with.
Amy sounds off about Kyle to Liam but he reassures her that it's just ignorance, “and doesn't have your experience with mental illness.”
After spotting Paul at the counter, Steph's instinct is to run but she sucks it up and approaches him to ask if they can put what happened behind them especially as Amy is really nice and Jimmy is a great kid.
PAUL: I think so too, which is why I don't want you going anywhere near him.
STEPH: I was hoping that we could try and get along.
PAUL: Were you?!
STEPH: Paul, you were no hero to my mother but I put that stuff behind me!
He isn't amused at her trotting out “old history” and wondered how long it would take! “Can we just move on?” she pleads.
PAUL: If you moved on, you wouldn't be hanging around here like a bad smell. You are not wanted here Stephanie.
Off Air (exterior)
After what happened with Amber, Karl decides to bring it up with Daniel but he puts what happened down to her catching him off guard and everyone is okay now. Karl wants Daniel to admit that the suspended coffee scheme hasn't worked and thus stop it and just as they are discussing the merits of doing that, Kyle comes by wanting his free coffee. “You think being poor is funny!” a stone- faced Daniel asks him and Kyle is quick to say no and that it was just a joke.
DANIEL: Just don't, I'm not in the mood. You know what Karl, you win, scheme's over.
Daniel then dumps the tray of empties he was carrying and goes over to the blackboard and wipes it clean.
Jimmy is telling his mum about the bunker and asks if he can build it. When she initially doesn't reply, he begs because he doesn't get to do this sort of stuff with his dad. Amy now agrees and suggests he goes to see Kyle at the yard to show Kyle his design once he collects her tape measure from outside. “Text me as soon as you get there,” she yells as he runs out the back door.
Liam enters the front door looking for his son and Amy explains what he's up to. “That will keep him busy for a while,” Liam comments and knows exactly how to occupy that time with Amy… and it's not having lunch or folding up the laundry!
Jimmy is in shock at seeing someone (we don't see who it is) and has dropped the drawing he was carrying.
JIMMY: I'm not supposed to talk to you.
After finishing their ‘lunchtime workout' Amy comments to Liam that its weird Jimmy hasn't texted her to say he got to the yard. Liam isn't too amused first at hearing Jimmy wasn't outside and then that he walked to the yard alone. “We do that walk almost every day,” she explains as way of giving him some freedom adding that he probably just forgot to text her hence why she is now calling him. Amy is puzzled that the call has gone straight to voicemail and a very worried Liam announces he'll go pick him up “to make sure he's there.” She tells him to hang on as she'll all Kyle first and when she does, discovers that Jimmy isn't there even though enough time has elapsed for him to walk there.
- Liam leaving a message for someone.
- Kyle asking Steph if she's seen Jimmy (she hasn't).
- Daniel telling Steph that bad things happen to people that don't deserve it.
- Amy wanting to hit Liam.
- Something on fire!