- Jimmy telling his dad that they are better off without him.
- Amy telling Liam that Jimmy is old enough to make his own decisions.
- Liam and Elly discussing whether to tell Amy they were on a date.
- Dipi getting agro at the footy and punching someone.
- Dipi trying to explain herself to Yashvi.
- Aaron and David wanting to enter the Face of Lassiters competition as a couple.
- Sheila wise to Monique.
- Mark telling Mishti that her mate is corrupt.
- Leo telling Mishti that Zander was dodgy too.
Mishti interrupts Dipi and Yashvi arguing to ask if they've seen Monique leave. Neither have as they are just home but Dipi asks if they “had a fight?”
Amy puts aside fretting about her forthcoming business meeting to worry about someone else – Jimmy. The lad can't make his mind up whether he is hot or cold (he takes his blazer off then back on). He reassures his mum that he is fine – he doesn't want to miss school as its his 2- week anniversary with Poppy. The lad then gets a text from his dad wanting to hang out and Amy reassures him that he can hang with his dad, but he makes it abundantly clear that he wants nothing to do with his dad… “like ever!”
David and Aaron are putting forward their pitch to the judges (Karl, Jane and celebrity pastry chef Darren Purchese) over why they should be the Face of Lassiters. They get a huge round of applause for their great reveal – matching (temporary) tattoos of the Lassiters logo on their backs!
Karl already knows who has won for him (the boys) but Jane wants to give the Rebecchi family another chance. Darren… he just wants more coffee! LOL
Mishti meekly enters the office to talk to Leo – it looks like Monique she has done a runner, and gone to ground, as she isn't at home (the NSW police checked) and the police also confirmed that Zander was being investigated before he died.
MISHTI: You don't want to say, ‘I told you so'?
Rather than gloat, Leo simply wishes that he wasn't right. She is curious to know why Monique was blackmailing him and he explains about the underage drinking, keeping quiet who was involved. “So, all of this started because you did the wrong thing and hid it from me?” she angrily replies. Leo goes to apologise but she stops him as she wants time to think and walks out of his office.
Liam and Elly give each other a wide, silent berth as they pass each other in the complex. Someone else isn't happy to see him though – Paul when they run into each other at the hotel entrance.
PAUL: You'd better have a damn good reason for being here!
Leo has obviously kept quiet on who the new hotel toiletry supplier is! Paul refuses to accept the cheque Liam is trying to hand over – commenting that money wasn't a loan but to make sure he stayed away for good and since he obviously didn't get the message the first time, wants to make sure he does now! “No,” is Liam's immediate reply because he wants to make things up with Jimmy and isn't going anywhere until he has done that. Paul is determined that he doesn't get anywhere near Jimmy, but Liam plans on ignoring that order, explaining that if Amy is willing to let him try then so should he.
Paul is barely out of the lift before he starts ranting at Amy. “I get that you're angry,” Amy acknowledges, and reminds Paul about how he dealt with Liam too! Paul wants to know if she is still in love with him (no) which he is immensely relieved to hear about!
PAUL: Because I know what you're like Amy. You give men more chances than they deserve and that is why they keep coming back and hurting you again and again.
AMY: If you mean men like you, then yes, that is DEFINITELY true! Decisions to do with Jimmy are up to me ALONE. END OF STORY!
Out in the playground, Yashvi runs into Kirsha and tells her about the Lassiters committee wanting to talk to her, which she isn't at all keen to do. Kirsha tries to talk her sister round, by telling her that Dipi knows she screwed up and that is why she wants them to enter the competition, to bring everyone back together again.
KIRSHA: And yes, she can be a pain but maybe for once you can meet her half way?
Kirsha leaves her sister and makes her way down to see Jimmy. She sees that he doesn't look too great and tells him to go home. The lad isn't keen to do that (he's not seen Poppy yet as she was on early morning detention) but when Kirsha threatens to tell a teacher, he promises to call his mum to come pick him up as soon as he has seen Poppy.
JIMMY: I'm really not that bad.
Mark drops by to check up on how Mishti is doing. The lass is still in a state of shock at what she's found out and it dawns on her that good people (like Monique and Zander were) can make mistakes. “I'm not perfect,” she admits and then tells him about going after Zander's killer with a gun and if Shane hadn't stopped her, she would have gone through with it.
Yashvi finally turns up just as the judges were losing patience waiting for her – she explains her lateness was due to her figuring out what to say.
YASHVI: My family aren't like you people. We're from the country, we speak different, we dress different and a place like Lassiters? I mean, fancy as!
Dipi didn't like Yashvi saying that last but, but the lass ignores her mum and carries on. She admits that before they moved to Lassiters, they'd never been near a place like Lassiters!
YASHVI: And then we took over Harold's and we became a part of the Lassiters family. And we were totally embraced for all our loud, embarrassing, dorky ways. And that's why I think it'd be awesome for our family to be the Face of Lassiters. So we could pay that forward and make everyone feel welcome as well.
Both the judges and Dipi like what she has said.
Paul isn't amused at his son after getting a call from the police about underage drinking. “I told Mishti,” Leo explains but adds that he didn't think she'd do anything about it. Turns out Lassiters has been hit with an $11k fine, which Paul is not all amused with!
PAUL: You know what, I am really starting to question your judgement here. First you insist on keeping Chloe, then you enter into a legally binding contract with your sister's scumbag ex and now… now you're blurting out secrets to that uptight cop girlfriend of yours.
Leo pleads that Chloe is coming along plus she is the one responsible for the instigation of the Face of Lassiters competition. “One out of three, that's perfect!” Paul sarcastically replies back but wants to know how Leo is going to defend the other two mistakes!
PAUL: Now you fix this, and you fix this fast because I am starting to regret ever putting you in charge Leo.
Elly asks Kirsha if she has seen Jimmy as he wasn't in class and was sure she saw them chatting earlier. The lass explains he wasn't feeling well, so has probably gone home. Elly doesn't think that's happened as he hasn't signed out and after Kirsha reiterates that Jimmy was genuinely ill and not wagging, she sends her back to class and goes off to investigate.
Susan literally swaps places with Kirsha and after Elly explains their conversation, she thinks Jimmy is wagging too. Kirsha though has convinced Elly, plus knowing his medical background, the alarm bells are starting to ring, so she goes off to call Amy while Susan goes to talk to Poppy.
Amy is surprised to see Steph in among people looking to buy at Robinson Heights but is pleased to hear she might be flying the coop from the Rebecchi's. “I'm exploring my options,” Steph explains but her financial debt may put an end to her hopes although Amy does point out that “there's no harm in looking!”
Amy rounds everyone up to head to the development but silly lady forgets to bring her phone which of course starts ringing literally seconds after everyone leaves!
The judges debate who should win but can't make their minds up, hence Paul and Leo have been summoned to help pick a winner. Paul initially says to give it to Aaron and David, but Leo talks him round by suggesting that the Rebecchi's represent the type of client that can (at least in the short term) fill the hotel while they work to getting the five- star rating back.
Dipi is escorting Yashvi back to school while at the same time reassuring her daughter that she did well at the interview. Despite her mum's words, Yashvi is still fretting through, so Dipi literally puts her hands on Yashvi's shoulders to get through to her.
DIPI: You simply turning up and being there for me and showing support for your family, that's all I ever wanted from this. So, whatever happens, it really doesn't matter.
Just at that, Dipi's phone rings – its Lassiters with the news that they have won. Yashvi doesn't look too overjoyed, or maybe it's because her mum is embarrassing her!
Inside the school, Elly leaves another voicemail for Amy to say that Jimmy did leave school to walk home as he felt sick. As Elly couldn't get hold of any of anyone from Amy's family, she calls someone else – Liam
Unheard, whatever Elly's said to Liam has him rushing out the doors of the pub.
Meanwhile, Leo is trying to explain to Mishti that he gets why she reported him but its now all in the past and that they can start afresh with a new beginning, one that will make them better and stronger. “I love you,” he finishes off with but during the conversation it's like Leo has been talking to a statue as it appeared she wasn't even taking him on, let alone showing any sign of emotion. Eventually she says that she “can't do this anymore.” She tries to explain that her instincts aren't as good as she thought, especially the ones she gets close to.
MISHTI: It's like I'm blinded to all their flaws. Monique and Zander did terrible, terrible things right in front of me and I didn't even notice. And the amount of times you've covered for dodgy stuff of Paul's and I've looked past it because I've loved you all.
LEO: So, you're ending this because you love me?
MISHTI: Leo, please, try to understand, I have to break this pattern.
LEO: No. Babe, please don't do this.
MISHTI: Our relationship's over.
Dipi and the girls tell Shane what rewards they get for being the Face of Lassiters – it ranges from free food and accommodations to discounts at the day spa.
SHANE: Let's book ourselves a big family massage.
David and Aaron are happy with the winner too when she goes over to commiserate them. “We had a lot of fun doing this and kinda of feel like winners ourselves,” Aaron explains.
The boys disappear and Jake (the guy who Dipi punched at the football) enters the café wondering if he is going to get a punch with his coffee! Dipi agrees to serve him what he likes, but demands an apology to Yashvi first.
DIPI: Because it was wrong for me to hit you and I've apologised for it, but it was also wrong for you to abuse her.
JAKE: Its footy, you sledge. Get over it!
She then replies if that's his attitude, he can leave and warns Jake not to return because he is banned for life!
Leo isn't listening to Paul, now singing his praises, and explains why when he joins him on the balcony.
LEO: She thinks she can't trust me. Maybe she's right?
Liam is out looking for his son and eventually comes across a blazer and bag before seconds later discovering Jimmy lying on the ground. He rushes over to check on his son, but he is out cold.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Elly trying to talk with Amy.
- Chloe defending herself.
- Terese ordering Chloe to fix the mess she's made!
- Paul putting forward a proposal to Jane.