Previously on Neighbours
- Mac threatens to tell Xanthe everything if he doesn't get the installment this week
- Sheila says she got heartburn from chilli last time, Brooke adds more chilli to Sheila's meal
- Gary says he's taking Sheila to the hospital
- Angus comforts Elly at the gazebo
- Piper tells Tyler she can't let Angus cross the line with Elly and goes to see Susan and Karl
- Susan finds Angus in Elly's bed, Elly is fast asleep
Karl, Susan, Ben and Angus are in the front room. Angus is explaining that Elly was upset and he was comforting her. Susan asks if Elly knew Angus was in her room. Angus agrees with this as he helped her to bed. Susan is incredulous he stayed in bed with her. Angus claims he was making sure she was ok. Susan wants to hear Elly's side of the story. Karl agrees that Elly isn't in a state to talk at the moment. Ben heads back to bed and Angus wants to go too. Susan reluctantly agrees and plans to discuss this in the morning. Angus heads to bed.
KARL: What do you think is going on?
SUSAN: I have no idea!
It is now the morning and Susan and Karl are questioning Ben at the table. Susan is incredulous that Ben knew that Angus had feelings for Elly. Ben claims he thought everyone knew and Susan asks if Elly knew. Ben agrees it was quite obvious. They wrote the song for Elly and he was trying to get the tattoo. Karl is surprised about that and Susan asks if Ben thought they should know all this! Ben's explanation is he didn't think it was his place. Susan asks about Elly's thoughts about the tattoo. Ben isn't sure but Angus thought it would impress her. Susan asks Ben if he thinks Elly encouraged it and Ben asks if they should be speaking to Angus.
Angus arrives and Karl tells him to sit down as they need to ask him some questions. Susan asks why Piper was convinced Susan would find Angus and Elly together last night. Angus reminds them that Piper doesn't like Elly.
ANGUS: She's been sort of possessive over me since I hooked up with her.
Susan, Karl and Ben are stunned by this piece of news! Angus claims it was a one off and it isn't a big deal. Elly appears wanting vitamin B. She's ok but a bit shabby. She notices they're all staring at her and asks why they're being weird. Elly gets a text and is rushing off to the dry cleaners. Susan says they need to talk but Elly leaves saying they need to do it at school.
Mark and Steph are waking up in bed together with a kiss. Mark wants to know the time so he checks his phone. He sees it's 07:58 and he can't believe he's slept so late. Mark says he needs to go and Steph tries to stop him. Mark says he wants to stay but he needs to get to a meeting. Steph points out this is becoming a habit. Mark reminds her he needed to abstain due to the cycle. Steph agrees and they do it again now the cycle is done. Mark promises her it's a raincheck, he's looking forward to cashing in on it. He really needs to get to the meeting, Ellen is a stickler for punctuality.
Gary and Sheila are just leaving the hospital. Sheila thinks it's a silly fuss about heartburn. Karl comes over to talk about Sheila being discharged. Gary says it was better for Sheila to be safe than sorry. Lauren rings and Sheila says she needs to take it, walking off to talk to Lauren. Karl wants to talk to Gary about Brooke's jewellery deliveries. Gary believes Brooke is dealing with it. Karl reminds Gary that his anniversary is coming up and his order hasn't arrived. Karl is thinking about cancelling. Gary doesn't think Karl should do that but Karl will have to if the order doesn't turn up. Gary promises Brooke is looking into it so it shouldn't be too long.
Brooke is relieved that Sheila is looking much better and Gary agrees. Gary tentatively says they bumped into Karl and he's thinking of cancelling his order. Brooke says Karl can't do that as he has already paid. Gary's aware of that but Karl might want a refund. It could affect her reputation if she has one dissatisfied customer. Brooke agrees with this and will check on the deliveries. It has taken too long, Karl is right. Brooke needs to do some things now but suggests after work they catchup for a drink. Gary isn't sure if he can manage it as he has a bank appointment. He wants to organise his term deposit. Brooke thought he wanted to speak to her stockbroker. Gary is keener on the term deposit idea. He heads off as Brooke looks worried.
Mark is telling Sonya his morning meeting was postponed so he decided to get a caffeine hit. Mark asks Sonya how busy she is. Sonya agrees it's insane which is usual.
SONYA: It's weird. We are doing the most amazing thing. We're creating a human life and yet it's just too awkward to talk about.
Mark agrees and wants to ask some questions. Sonya agrees as she wants to be very open. Mark wants to know when she'll do the test, it won't be for a few days yet till they've reached two weeks. Mark says it'll be the long couple of weeks of his life! Sonya wants to stop analysing the little feelings she's having which Mark cottons onto. Sonya reminds him they would be very lucky for this to work the first time. They agree they're both excited!Steph arrives and asks about Mark's meeting. Sonya explains it got postponed.
STEPH: Seems everyone else knows more about your day than I do!
Sonya heads off. Steph tells Mark to head off as he shouldn't keep Ellen waiting!
Ben is talking to Piper about her being with Angus and Piper reminds him to talk quietly about it! Ben thought Piper liked Tyler. Piper agrees with this and admits it was a mistake. Piper tells Ben that Xanthe doesn't know and she wants it to stay that way. Ben agrees that's fine as he and Xanthe aren't talking since he insulted Brooke. Piper tells him to apologise. Ben insists that Xanthe apologises first. Brooke was unfair to him and Brooke has brainwashed Xanthe. Piper reminds Ben that the person would be insulted if he insulted their mother.
Elly walks along the corridor and bumps into Susan. Susan comments that Elly looks better now and Elly admits she'd rather be curled up in bed. Susan wants to chat about the night before and Elly checks if she did something embarrassing. Susan suggests they talk in her office. Elly looks apprehensive!
Elly and Susan are now sitting in Elly's office (it does exist!) Elly admits the night is actually a blur. At the Waterhole she had a couple of drinks with Tyler and she doesn't really remember anything after that.
SUSAN: Elly if something happened with Angus you need to be upfront with me.
ELLY: Why would you say that?
SUSAN: Because I found the two of you in your bedroom. (Elly looks taken aback.) Don't you remember?
ELLY: I have no recollection of that whatsover. Did you ask Angus about this?
SUSAN: Yes. He said that he helped you to bed and he was just making sure you were ok.
ELLY: Right. Well I'm not thrilled that he was in my room but it sounds like his intentions were well meaning.
Susan mentions that during a very bad time Libby once crossed the line with a student, it can happen. Elly insists it doesn't happen to her. Susan wants Elly to confirm this. Susan thinks for a long time Angus has had a crush on Elly. Elly insists she's always made the boundaries very clear with Angus.
SUSAN: I don't think you were in any condition last night to be clear about anything.
Elly pleads with Susan to give her a break. All she had was a couple of drinks plus a broken heart.
Paul asks how the worst plan in the world going. Paul wryly mentions it must be awkward with friendships and brown paper bags. Steph comments that awkward doesn't touch it! Paul asks if Steph wonders what Mark thinks about when he's... Steph tells him to stop! Paul reminds her that Sonya and Mark have been close since Kate's death, anyone can see they have a connection. Steph agrees with this, they're friends. Paul points out why this means the whole thing will fail.
PAUL: Sonya is an earth mother. She won't give up her baby!
Steph tells him to stop. Paul claims as a friend he's concerned about her. Paul gets a text and looks at it. He makes a face and closes his phone. Steph asks what the text is about. Paul explains it's Jacka and Julie's sentencing hearings today. Amy was wondering if Paul wanted to go. He doesn't and wouldn't care if he never saw them again. Steph wonders how Terese is feeling. Paul hopes Terese is feeling regretful!
Terese walks through the complex but she is staring into space, obviously thinking about the sentencing hearings.
Gary is picking up litter when Brooke arrives. Gary observes she looks pale and Brooke says she's got terrible news. Customers have held up the jewellery shipment and she now has a $2000 fee! Gary thinks that's a bit steep. Brooke wonders how she'll pay it off when she's paying off all her debts. Gary promises they'll sort something out. Brooke doesn't know how that will happen as she can't deliver the orders until they release the shipment. Other people will think she's a charlatan. Gary offers his prize money but Brooke tells him she can't take it. Gary insists, he doesn't want her to have a bad reputation and he doesn't like her being so stressed. Brooke doesn't want Xanthe to think less of her. Gary suggests they don't tell Xanthe. They agree to do this and Brooke tells Gary how grateful she is. Gary points out it's been a recent development. Brooke tells him he's turned himself around and for all of them. The term deposit is still a good idea. She hopes he can do it and is sorry Gary is now in this situation. Gary tells him it's his pleasure and he feels useful.
They kiss and Terese sees them. Brooke heads off and Gary calls to Terese. He knows the sentencing is today and asks how she's coping. Terese says when they're locked up it will be good. Terese mentions Gary being with Brooke. Gary admits they're giving things a go. Terese heads off.
Steph and Victoria are sitting at a table. Steph tells Victoria she's tried to fight it. She's struggling big time now it's a reality. Victoria tells Steph that when they were doing IVF she and Ellen both struggled. Ellen felt sidelined and she was only a spectator. Steph agrees with that! That was one of the reasons Victoria took her concerns to Toadie. Steph is surprised to hear this as Toadie didn't mention it. Victoria tells Steph it's good she's being honest with herself. Also early on she has identified these feelings. Steph isn't convinced it's as early as it should be as Sonya might have already conceived. Steph admits she's not as happy as she's supposed to be.
VICTORIA: If you're not sure about this there is a way to stop Sonya from getting pregnant. But you have to act within the next 72 hours.
The bell goes and the students get up from their seats. There's an awkward moment between Ben and Xanthe as they try to go through the door. Xanthe tells Piper she just wants to kiss and make up. Piper tells her Ben wants Xanthe to be the first to apologise.
XANTHE: What sort of a feminist would I be if I just cave in? I need to take a stand.
Piper points out that Ben will apologise if Xanthe apologises and the awkward situation will be over. Elly comes over from the computers and asks to have a word with Piper. Xanthe says she'll wait outside. Piper tries to explain she tipped off Susan as she was looking out for Angus. Elly is confused so Piper explains last night she saw them together at the lake. Elly seemed to be making herself feel better after things went south with Derek. Elly tells Piper she hasn't got a clue what she's talking about. Piper tells Elly that Angus really likes her. Elly tells Piper that nothing happened with Angus. Everyone can now hear their chat from outside the classroom, including Susan as they have raised their voices.
ELLY: He's a kid. Besides the fact I would never cross the line. I would just... I would never risk losing my job.
Piper points out that he follows Elly around like a lovesick puppy and she loves the attention. It's totally off! Piper heads off as Susan watches, stunned.
Angus is practicing his guitar as Elly arrives home. Angus greets her and Elly asks what happened last night. Angus makes a joke so Elly stops him.
ANGUS: You were upset after seeing your ex. I just wanted to make sure you were ok. (Susan and Karl arrive home.) Does this mean the interrogation is going to continue?
KARL: Be quiet Angus.
SUSAN: Elly will you sit down please? (Elly sits.) Ok. While there was inappropriate behaviour from both of you last night. Angus I believe you when you say it was just a friend helping a friend.
SUSAN: I haven't finished. It's obvious that Angus has strong feelings for you.
ANGUS: Are we really talking about this right now?
SUSAN: The night of the Halloween dance I asked you if there was something going on and you said there was nothing to worry about.
Elly says she thought she had it under control. She didn't want to unnecessarily concern Susan. Susan clarifies that Elly was aware of Angus's feelings. Elly admits she was. Susan points out she needs to take the Education Department's position into consideration. Elly is the teacher, Angus is the student. Angus's welfare is Susan's responsibility. Susan tells them she thinks it's best for them to live separately for now. Angus looks aghast. She reassures them it's until they get it sorted out. It's the best solution. Elly agrees and goes to her room. Angus tells them that it sucks.
Gary, Brooke, Xanthe and Sheila are sitting around the table. Brooke suggests to Xanthe the two of them should take a holiday together before Christmas. Xanthe is enthusiastic until Brooke mentions going to see Jessie. Brooke tells Xanthe they've moved on from when Jessie dobbed Brooke in. They need to get over it and rebuild their family. Xanthe reminds Brooke she has school, work and she needs to sort things out with Ben. Brooke suggests time apart will make him see he needs to apologise. Sheila suggests it will be good to sort out Xanthe's issues with Jessie and Gary points out it will be a short trip. Xanthe checks they'll be home by Christmas and Brooke promises they will be. Xanthe agrees but will need to know work know she's taking the time off. Brooke is sure they'll be fine with it and it's what they need! Xanthe doesn't look so sure.
The Waterhole (Outside)
Steph and Mark are sitting at a table. Steph apologises for snapping at him this morning. Mark insists he definitely had a meeting, it was postponed at the last second. Steph believes him.
STEPH: I'm feeling like I'm on the outer in all this. I'm thinking you'd maybe prefer to be with Sonya.
Mark thinks that's a crazy idea! Steph is the one he wants to be with. They'll be parents and it will be amazing. Steph who is looking upset says she needs to say something before it goes too far.
STEPH: I don't think I want to go ahead with it.
MARK: Well we've always said we're all on board or we don't go ahead so we'll stop. We've already tried the first cycle so if that doesn't happen we -
STEPH: Look I think that we need to be more proactive -
A voice comes onto Mark's radio about an incident at Anson's Corner. Mark is sorry but he has to go. He says they'll talk about it later.
Xanthe is telling Elly that it seems Brooke is trying to be a good mother, she's trying with Sheila. Gary seems very happy. Elly asks if she's heard from the Current Affairs guy. Xanthe confirms his name is Trey, she hasn't heard from him yet. She wonders if it was actually real love between Brooke and Trey. Elly is noncommittal and Xanthe asks if she's ok. Elly confirms she is, she has a lot on her mind. She needs to go, wanting Xanthe to give her updates.
As Elly is about to go out of the door, Angus comes in. Elly asks why he's here.
ANGUS: I know you're pretending about not remembering about last night.
Elly asks what he's referring to specifically. Angus realises she doesn't remember.
ELLY: You have taken advantage of me before remember on Halloween? The only reason I didn't tell Susan is because I honestly thought that you would never do that again. But if you're about to tell me you've pulled another dodgy -
ANGUS: Just forget it.
ELLY: Good. Just stay away from me.
Steph arrives home and Sonya goes to make a hot drink (Nell is in the background but is on the sofa.) Sonya is sure Steph is going to love her new organic blend!
STEPH: I'm struggling with the whole surrogacy and with Mark coming over with deliveries and thinking about whose baby it is. Just about the fact I'm not a part of this actual process
SONYA: Of course you're a part of the process. You have a crucial part, you are the baby's mother Steph.
STEPH: I spoke to Victoria and she told me that she expressed some concerns to you and Toadie. You never mentioned this to me. Why is that?
SONYA: Because her concerns are not my concerns. Yeah? I want to do this for you. I've never been more sure of anything in my life.
STEPH: I don't want to go ahead. I can't. I'm sorry.
SONYA: Well if you're not comfortable. We'll stop but you just have to know I really want to do this for you.
STEPH: I do and I'm really grateful but I've made up my mind.
SONYA: Ok. If that's what you want.
STEPH: It is.
SONYA: We stop then.
STEPH: We also need to deal with this current cycle too.
SONYA: What do you mean?
STEPH: I want you to take the morning after pill. (Sonya looks stunned.)
- Aaron mentions to Tyler and Mark that Sonya could already be pregnant, he asks Mark how he feels about it
- Toadie reassures Sonya that nothing has been decided and they'll decide when they all talk about it
- Mark tells Steph she's losing it over something that might not be happening
- David tells Aaron he got some clarity and here he is
- Amy flirts with Leo