- Amy tells Toadie about how Mark tracked down Willow's dad Fergus, and Toadie tells Willow
- Willow considers whether to send Fergus an email
- Evan decides to give dating Yashvi another try
- Piper sends IncogNitro a message to trick him into searching for Matthew Hopkins
- When Yashvi looks at Evan's phone, she realises that he is IncogNitro
- Scared by the revelation, Yashvi locks Evan out of his car and drives away. We hear a thud…
Yashvi parks up Evan's car outside the garage, and rushes to the phone booth across the road to make a call.
YASHVI: I need an ambulance! There's been an accident at Eden Point. I think an eighteen- year- old guy was hit by a car. That's all I know.
She hangs up, without giving a name etc, then wipes the receiver with her sleeve to clean off any fingerprints. She then runs away down the street.
Amy and Toadie are having a laughing fit on the sofa as they, Willow and Jimmy play charades. Jimmy is miming the ‘howling' in Howl's Moving Castle, which has really set Toadie and Amy off. Amy says they can do this all the time once Toadie and Willow are living in the building. Toadie admits it feels weird moving from Ramsay Street; Amy says she's getting used to not being there.
Willow suddenly announces that she's had an email reply from her dad, Fergus…
Piper has come down for a drink in the middle of the night, and Tyler is concerned to find her up and about. She reminds him that the physio told her to stay active, but then gets upset when she bangs her crutch on a stool and drops it. She's tearful and apologises for snapping at Tyler – she explains that she can't sleep for worry about IncogNitro.
Tyler tries to get her to watch a movie with him, but she's not interested and gets even more tearful.
PIPER: Ty, I'm sleep- deprived, my mum has breast cancer, and I'm terrified that I'm going to fail Year 12 because my head is just all over the place. There's not many positives in my life.
TYLER: There's us. And you have an appointment tomorrow with the specialist. This time tomorrow you could be walking without that thing. That's two positives.
PIPER: I just need this to be over!
TYLER: Hey. It will be. We will catch this guy, okay? I know it.
He hugs her.
On the balcony, Toadie and Willow are discussing the email from Fergus, which sounds friendly enough. He says he's happy to hear from Willow and would like to meet her – he's suggested lunch tomorrow, but will understand if she doesn't want to.
WILLOW: Maybe I should write back and say no. It's just so fast (…) I haven't had time to prepare anything.
TOADIE: Prepare what?
WILLOW: I dunno. Cool questions and answers and stuff. What if we have nothing to talk about? Or I say something dumb and he doesn't like me?
TOADIE: It's gonna be an impossibility for him not to love you.
WILLOW: How would you feel if I did meet him tomorrow?
TOADIE: Don't worry about me. Whatever you want, I'm behind you.
Toadie suggests they do a ‘double wag' – he'll skip work and she can skip school to meet Fergus (at The Waterhole, naturally). Willow agrees, and starts replying to Fergus.
Toadie goes inside and tells Amy that they're going to meet Fergus tomorrow. He's clearly a bit apprehensive about it. Amy offers to check in on them before the meeting, and Toadie says that would be nice – admitting he's more nervous than Willow is.
Dipi is furious with Shane for letting Yashvi go on a date with Evan without telling her. Shane thinks it shows maturity on Yashvi's part that she came to him, and that it seemed reasonable at the time to let her go without telling Dipi.
DIPI: She's really got you wrapped around her little finger, hasn't she?
SHANE: Okay, so I messed up. But the last few times she's needed someone, she's bypassed us both and she's gone to Toadie or Mishti.
DIPI: Oh, she played you, Shane! She knew I'd say no, so she manipulated you into saying yes!
At that moment Yashvi slinks in, looking contrite. Dipi makes her breathe out to check she hasn't been drinking, but the fact that she hasn't doesn't make her any less annoyed.
YASHVI: If it makes you feel better I'm never seeing Evan again.
DIPI: I don't care! It doesn't excuse your behaviour tonight, does it?
Shane and Yashvi are both silent. Dipi asks if she's always going to be the last one to know from now on, and when neither of them answer, she walks out. Shane follows, to try and calm Dipi down. Yashvi is then shocked to get a call from Evan.
No 32 / A street somewhere
Evan looks totally unhurt, and is mainly concerned to find out whether Yashvi has told Piper that he is the online stalker. Yashvi wants to know if the ambulance found him; Evan goes along with it and pretends that he's hurt.
YASHVI: I'm so sorry, Evan.
EVAN: Yeah, well it's a bit late for that now. My leg's stuffed – I can't walk.
YASHVI: I tried to do the right thing.
EVAN: You can make it up to me, Yashvi. Keep the Piper stuff to yourself (…) If you don't, I'll go to the cops and I'll tell them that you hit me with my car, and then drove off. That's kind of huge. Well?
YASHVI: Okay. I won't say anything.
Evan sighs with relief and hangs up. We see him walking away, smiling, his leg entirely undamaged. Back at No 32, Yashvi looks worried.
The next morning, Willow talks to Toadie about the questions she's prepared to ask Fergus.
WILLOW (reading): Why did you never get in touch? What happened with you and Mum? How did you meet Mum?
TOADIE: All solid lines of enquiry.
Dipi and Shane are in the kitchen. Dipi is giving Shane the silent treatment, but advises Willow that she might want to try some cloud- gazing to clear her mind before she meets her dad. Willow asks Toadie if they could invite Amy along to meet Fergus, since she's been through this kind of thing before. Toadie says it's a good idea.
Ben turns up and asks if Willow wants to walk to school with him. She explains she's taking the day off to meet her dad. Ben hopes it goes well for her. He says he'll wait for Yashvi, but Shane says she left really early.
Xanthe is trying to promote Lassiter's spa treatments at the garage, for some reason, and Tyler is not interested.
XANTHE: Your hands are all calloused and gross. A good paraffin treatment would fix that.
Tyler sees Yashvi walking past, and asks if she's seen Evan; he hasn't turned up to work this morning and isn't answering his phone, yet his car's still here. Yashvi is visibly rattled, and says perhaps something's wrong with the car – but Tyler can't see any problem with it. Yashvi rushes off to school but Xanthe follows, noticing she's upset and asking how the date with Evan went.
XANTHE: If he's said something to hurt you, or even if you just want to talk –
YASHVI: I don't want to talk! There's nothing to talk about!
Yashvi rushes off.
Amy has arrived to check in on Willow and Toadie before their meeting with Fergus. Willow shows Amy the list of questions – she's worried her brain will turn to mush over lunch.
AMY: You might find that you get to know him better if you just go with the flow. And remember, he's going to be just as nervous as you are.
Willow asks Amy if she'd like to come along too. Amy is hesitant, but realising she's needed, agrees to come.
Xanthe is giving out flyers for the spa, and speaks to Mishti. She mentions that Yashvi seemed upset after her date with Evan, and suggests that Mishti might want to talk to her about it.
XANTHE: I just got this feeling that she's hiding something.
Meanwhile, Toadie is telling Mark about the forthcoming lunch with Fergus. Toadie admits he still has reservations about Fergus, and adds that he's ensured Sonya is completely fine with Willow being around.
MARK: Are you sure? (…) I dunno – maybe talk to Son. Really clarify how she's feeling, yeah?
Toadie has taken Mark's advice and gone to speak to Sonya, who is annoyed that Mark has said anything. But she admits that Willow being around is ‘a bit more confronting than what I've let on'.
TOADIE: You should've said something!
SONYA: Would it have made a difference?
TOADIE: Yes, it would've! I am trying to be mindful of your feelings.
SONYA: Okay, I appreciate that. But if I'd said I want her to go, would you have let her go?
SONYA: No. Well, no of course you wouldn't have done that! Because you're just – you're too nice!
TOADIE: Isn't that a good thing?
SONYA: Look, it is to a degree. But the point I'm making is actually not about my feelings. It's not even about Willow's. Because obviously she's a child and she deserves a loving home.
TOADIE: So what is this about then?
SONYA: It's about your need to fix things. I've realised you're a fixer, Jarrod.
TOADIE: What does that mean?
SONYA: Well, it's like, when we first got together, you felt this responsibility to fix all my problems. And then when Andrea came along – I know you thought she was Dee – but you felt this responsibility to fix her too. And I just – I think that you're doing the same thing with Willow.
TOADIE: Isn't it a good thing, though? That I want to help the people that I care about?
SONYA: I'm just saying that I don't think that it's healthy for you, or for the people around you.
SONYA: It's an observation (…) I'm trying to learn a lot about myself too, so –
TOADIE: Right. Tell me what to do.
SONYA: Well, that's not my responsibility anymore, Jarrod.
TOADIE: Come on, give me something, please!
SONYA: Okay. I respect your relationship with Willow, and I know you don't want her to get hurt. But at the end of the day, she is not your child. Nell is.
TOADIE: So you want me to encourage her to go off with Fergus, right?
SONYA: No. Of course I want you to see if he's a nice guy first. But I also want you to just keep an open mind. And just understand that she's not your responsibility to fix.
Yashvi is at a table when Piper comes in, crutch- free but still limping. They have a brief exchange before Piper goes to the counter. Mishti comes over to talk to Yashvi, to ask her about the date with Evan. Yashvi tries to make excuses to get out of the conversation, but she's clearly still shaken, and Mishti insists.
MISHTI: Whatever happened, you can tell me.
YASHVI: … I did something really stupid.
Ben and Tyler are working in the yard, when Evan turns up. Tyler is furious that he's only just arrived, given how busy they've been today – but Evan only says that something came up.
TYLER: Why did you leave your car here?
BEN: You weren't drinking with Yashvi, were you?
TYLER: Explain yourself. Your job's on the line.
EVAN: Look, I don't care. I quit.
He's about to walk off, but Mishti turns up.
MISHTI: Evan, I've been looking for you. I checked Erinsborough Hospital where I'd expect to find someone who'd been hit by a car. Turns out you were never admitted.
EVAN: Who are you?
MISHTI: Someone who knows all about you and Piper Willis.
TYLER: What's it got to do with Piper?
MISHTI: We've found enough evidence – you've got two choices. Voluntarily go to the police station, or stay here and get arrested.
EVAN: Yeah, whatever.
But Mishti isn't messing around, and grabs Evan, restraining him from getting away and confiscating his phone.
MISHTI: I'd recommend you turn yourself in. Online harassment is taken very seriously these days.
TYLER: Hold up – you're Piper's troll?
Amy and Toadie are at a table, waiting for Willow to arrive. Toadie is still very nervous about lunch with Fergus, and Amy reassures him that it will all be fine.
TOADIE: Sonya gave me some home truths. She basically said that I tried to fix everyone.
AMY: There's nothing wrong with that. It's one of the qualities I love about you.
TOADIE: I guess I can take things too far. I am trying to keep an open mind about Fergus, you know.
AMY: I know. Just one step at a time.
Outside the station, Mark is telling Piper and Tyler that Evan is indeed IncogNitro. Piper is upset.
Dipi, Shane, Mishti and Yashvi are having a family meeting.
DIPI: I know I was tough last night, but Vee – that boy, taking you to such an isolated place and scaring you like that… You should have said something.
MISHTI: She drove a car without a licence, thought she'd run over Evan, and fled the scene – she was in shock.
YASHVI: And I felt bad for not checking that he was alright. I was too scared to get out of the car.
Mishti explains that what Yashvi actually hit was an old car tyre, which she's since found at Eden Point. She calls Yashvi a hero for deciding to do the right thing and go to the police, even though Evan had threatened her.
DIPI: I agree. You thought on your feet, you defended yourself – and then stepping up to help Piper Willis… I'm proud of you.
SHANE: Yeah, ditto.
Dipi and Yashvi hug, just as Ben comes in. He apologises to Yashvi for encouraging Evan to keep seeing her – he had no idea what he was really like. Ben offers to walk her back to school. Shane suggests she could have the rest of the day off, but Dipi looks fierce so he changes his mind!
Once Ben and Yashvi have gone, Dipi expresses her annoyance to Mishti and Shane that Yashvi always tells them the important things, and not her. She walks off angrily.
Erinsborough Police Station
Piper and Tyler are in the reception area when Evan emerges with Mark.
PIPER: Was it really that scary, hmm? A woman having a voice? You wrote that I should get sick like my mum! And you put my family in danger when you made that fake triple zero call.
EVAN: Well, maybe next time you'll think twice.
PIPER: Excuse me?!
EVAN: Girls like you complain about everything. You don't know how easy you've got it.
PIPER: Sorry, do you think that we have it easy?!
EVAN: If you whinge loud enough you get what you want. Guys like us are stuck holding the handbag.
TYLER: I am nothing like you. Get him out of here before –
PIPER: No, wait – wait. You know, what gets me the most about this is that you did all of this behind some fake online persona. You're pathetic. You're a coward.
Mark leads Evan away, as Tyler comforts a very shaken Piper.
Amy smiles as Toadie fusses, looking for his wallet and keys. He's dressed up in a suit for the meeting with Fergus, but Amy suggests it's a bit formal.
TOADIE: I wear this every day.
AMY: Yeah, to court. We're meeting Fergus. Not issuing him with a writ.
TOADIE: Helps me feel confident. Thought it might curb my nerves.
AMY: In that case, definitely wear it – but maybe we could tweak it a little bit.
Amy tells Toadie to take his jacket off, then rolls up his sleeves for him – before taking his tie off too.
TOADIE: Thank you for everything that you've said.
AMY: Oh, I didn't say much.
TOADIE: You listened. And you were there for me, and that means a lot.
They smile at one another, in close proximity – Amy looks a little uncomfortable. Especially when Toadie grabs her and kisses her on the cheek!
TOADIE: Thank you, Amy. You're the best.
She laughs, but as Toadie goes to find Willow, she looks a little surprised.
Must- See Neighbours
- Amy asks someone if they've ever had a moment with a friend that felt like something else
- Steph is taking photos of Jack playing pool, and posing with a beer
- Jack asks Steph why they haven't kissed again
- Xanthe tells Piper it's time to get back their power
- Piper and Xanthe randomly driving around in a military tank and laughing