- Dipi thumps a fellow footy spectator, leading Yashvi to ban her from her future matches
- David and Aaron get back together
- Elly remarks on David and Aaron being all over each other
- Elly tells Liam that she doesn't think Amy would ever let him take Jimmy overseas
- Liam decides not to take the job offer; but Jimmy overhears him and thinks he's accepted it
- Jimmy tells Amy; she furiously confronts Liam, who says he wanted to take Jimmy with him
- Horrified at this idea, Amy tells Liam to pack his bags and not to come near them again
Elly comes in to talk to Amy; she's just heard from Liam that he's leaving town.
AMY: Good. The sooner he's out of our lives, the better.
Amy's still angry at Elly for not coming to her sooner about Liam wanting to take Jimmy to New York. Elly explains that Liam only found out about the second offer which included Jimmy's school fees while they were at the camp, and was mulling over whether or not to raise the idea with Amy – but that, in the end, he decided to reject the job offer.
AMY: You do think I'm doing the wrong thing!
LIAM: I think that Jimmy's upset, and Liam deserves the opportunity to explain himself!
AMY: You don't know Liam the way I do! And you weren't there to pick up the pieces when he walked out last time.
Elly tries to reason with her, but Amy marches out of the door.
Meanwhile, Mark, Aaron and David are discussing Chloe's purported relationship with Brandon (still unaware that she merely made it up as a cover story for her hook- ups with Leo). David points out that it's not illegal for colleagues to date, as long as things are kept professional.
AARON: I say this with love, but that is a big ‘if' when it comes to Chloe.
Aaron and David announce they're headed to the beach. Mark invites himself along, but David looks worried and is quick to tell Mark he'd prefer it if he didn't come!
DAVID: It's just that… we want some alone- time.
Mark tells them to have fun, and David and Aaron leave.
Piper tells Yashvi she's keen to come to her footy match today; she wants to do an episode of her vlog on women in sport, and was hoping to interview Yashvi after the game. Yashvi reluctantly agrees, and Piper rushes off to buy Xanthe a birthday present – but promises to see Yashvi later.
Paul comes in, and speaks to Dipi; he wants to arrange a photoshoot with her family for the Face of Lassiter's brochure campaign.
Dipi says it will be difficult, as Shane is away visiting their son Jay at the School for the Gifted™, while Yashvi is busy with her football. Paul suggests working the football angle into the photoshoot; he could send a photographer down after the match. Dipi explains it won't be possible, telling Paul about how Yashvi doesn't want Dipi at her matches after she caused a scene.
PAUL: Oh, come on – she'll get over it.
DIPI: Those are her wishes, and I have to respect them.
A beach somewhere
Aaron and David are sunbathing after a picnic.
AARON: I ate too much cheese.
DAVID: That was always gonna happen. You'll feel feta soon.
DAVID: Sorry – too cheesy? I'll try and brie- have.
AARON: You know you have to have kids first, before you can make bad dad jokes?
DAVID: Well, you need to have a house before you can even consider kids.
AARON: Yeah. I guess that's true.
DAVID: So what does it look like? Our future home?
AARON: Well, it has to have a pool, so I can swim laps.
DAVID: Of course. Is fifty metres enough?
AARON: I guess I could cope with fifty.
DAVID: And you'll need a giant, walk- in ‘robe.
AARON: Ooh, yeah! What about you? What are your must- haves?
DAVID: Just you.
David kisses him on the shoulder.
DAVID: And a cosy reading- room.
AARON: What's brought on all this daydreaming?
DAVID: I dunno. Guess I had plenty of time to think in New Zealand. And seeing Susan sitting by Karl in hospital these last few days – so devoted after all that time – I started imagining what our relationship might look like thirty years from now.
AARON: Did you like how it looked?
DAVID: I did. A lot.
They kiss. Aaron looks thoughtful.
Amy is mouthing off to Paul about the cheek of Liam wanting to take Jimmy to New York. She explains she's asked Liam to leave Erinsborough, but is worried she went overboard. Paul remarks that maybe now Amy can see where he was coming from when he paid Liam off to leave town in the first place.
PAUL: Let's just hope he doesn't come crawling back this time.
But Amy still looks unsure that she's done the right thing.
No 24 / the beach
Mark is cleaning, when Aaron calls him from the beach. David's gone for a walk, and Aaron has something to tell Mark; he's decided to propose to David.
MARK: What? Now?!
AARON: Yeah. I know it's impulsive, but it feels right.
MARK: Okay. Wow! I mean, that's great. But are you prepared? Don't you want to plan it properly?
AARON: David doesn't need much.
MARK: Yeah, but take it from someone who has rushed it. I mean, it can backfire (…) You guys haven't been back together all that long. Don't you want to take your time – wait for the right moment?
AARON: Look – David and I are Meant To Be Together™. And I'm gonna get down on one knee, and I'm gonna tell him that.
MARK: Okay. Well, good luck! Let me know how you go!
Liam arrives; Amy has summoned him to say goodbye to Jimmy, but Jimmy is still furious with him, and is about to leave the room until Liam asks him to wait. Liam explains to Jimmy that he turned the job offer down, so he's not going to New York – but he is leaving Erinsborough. He'll be living a few suburbs away, so they can still see each other.
JIMMY: That makes no sense! If you're not going to New York, then why are you leaving?
Amy's about to interrupt, but – not wishing to tell Jimmy that it's because Amy's asked him to go – Liam tells him that it's because of ‘work stuff' and is ‘complicated'.
JIMMY: Okay. Whatever.
LIAM: See you, mate.
But a hurt Jimmy doesn't reply, and looks steadfastly at his computer game. Liam leaves sadly, and Amy looks guilty.
Mishti and Toadie are preparing to leave for Yashvi's footy game; Dipi thanks them for going along while Shane is in Sydney visiting Jay, and for filming the match so she can watch it later. Toadie suggests that Dipi should come along now that she's made amends with Jake, the fellow spectator who she punched at the previous game! But Dipi doesn't want to push Yashvi into letting her come.
MISHTI: Deep down, I know she wants her mum to watch her play.
TOADIE: What if we could find a way to smuggle you into the game without Yashvi knowing? Prove to her that you can support her without flying off the handle?
Dipi is unsure, but Toadie convinces her to give it a go.
Sure enough, Dipi is in heavy disguise as she, Toadie, Mishti and Kirsha exit the car!
DIPI: I feel like a spy!
MISHTI: A conspicuous spy. You look like a celebrity dodging fans at an airport!
Kirsha wraps Dipi in a scarf to accompany her hat and sunglasses!
KIRSHA: If you get too hot, you can always cool down with Dad's recycled wee water!
DIPI: Not in a million years, love!
Dipi promises not to yell during the match. Mishti offers to pinch her arm if she gets too excited. But Dipi declares she'll have to stand on her own, so that Yashvi doesn't realise it's her.
Jimmy is sitting on the couch, looking upset. Amy comes to join him.
JIMMY: Why's he turning down the New York job, but still moving away? It doesn't make any sense. Did I do something wrong?
AMY: No. No, of course not.
JIMMY: I don't get it. He was the one who helped me figure out what to do with Poppy. He wasn't annoyed when I didn't want to talk to him. He was starting to be a proper dad. And now he's moving away?
AMY: … I told him to leave.
AMY: Because of all the secrecy. About this deal. But mostly – I guess I freaked out when he said he wanted to take you with him.
JIMMY: To New York?
AMY: Call it an overly protective mother moment. But I should've given you both the chance to talk about it. Would you have been interested – going there for a few months?
JIMMY: With just Dad? … No. As if I'd leave you.
AMY: Are you sure? You wouldn't even consider it?
JIMMY: I'm sure.
Eden Hills Dolphins
We see Yashvi doing well during the footy match, then cut to the changing room at half- time. Piper comes in and gushes about ‘women being valued for being strong'. She explains she wants to do a whole vlog series on inspiring young women, starting with Yashvi's journey to being an AFL star! Piper wants to interview her coach, and her parents.
YASHVI: Not Mum. I told her she's not allowed at my games.
PIPER: Are you ever gonna let her come back?
YASHVI: I dunno. She really messed up, but I really miss having her here.
Piper tells Yashvi to think about it, and that she's going to make her a star with the vlog. A teammate called Marisa sidles up, and says to Yashvi…
MARISA: Special treatment – again?
She walks off again.
PIPER: Isn't that the girl that works at the hotel? What's her problem?
YASHVI: I don't know…
David is back from his walk, and he and Aaron are lying down next to one another. Deciding to make his move, Aaron opens a bottled drink, removing the ring- pull. As David gets up to find the strawberries and chocolate sauce, Aaron gets on one knee, and presents the ring- pull.
AARON: David – do you want to get married?
DAVID: Uh, wait – what? Stop!
AARON: I love you, David. When I used to think of my future, I could imagine so many different versions. But now, I can only imagine one. And that's with you.
David gets on one knee himself, and hurriedly searches in his bag.
DAVID: I went on a walk before, to get ready to ask you something. Aaron, you make me smile every day, and I'm a stronger person being with you. And I want to spend the rest of my life learning and growing and exploring with you.
He presents Aaron with a watch in a fancy case.
DAVID: Will you marry me?
They kiss, and Aaron then puts the ring- pull on David's hand.
AARON: So that means you'll marry me too?
DAVID: I will.
They kiss again.
Mark is at home when Aaron and David come in, and excitedly announce their engagement – explaining that David had the same idea as Aaron! Mark hugs them both, thrilled by the news.
MARK: So when can I start writing my embarrassing big brother speech, eh?
DAVID: Oh, there's no rush. We want to enjoy being engaged!
AARON: Oh, hey – we've decided now. Let's just get it over and done with!
DAVID: Well, I'd rather plan and save up, the old- school way. If that's okay?
AARON: (…) It's fine – there's no rush. I think I was just getting a little excited, that's all.
DAVID: But we can start thinking about what we want.
AARON: So that's a yes to watching the royal wedding for inspo?
DAVID: Sure, I can be inspired! As long as there's no limelight- stealing bridesmaids this time!
Mark goes to fetch some beers to celebrate, and Aaron and David kiss again.
Eden Hills Dolphins
More footage of Yashvi and the team doing well. The full- time klaxon sounds, and they head back into the changing room – where Mishti, Kirsha and Toadie congratulate Yashvi on their win. At that moment, Dipi appears in her disguise – revealing her true identity!
DIPI: Look, I know I'm not supposed to be here. And I'm sorry for going against your wishes. But I'm not sorry I got to see that. You were unbelievable, Vee!
Luckily, Yashvi is more amused than annoyed, and seems glad that her mum saw the match. Impressed that Dipi didn't make a scene, Yashvi decides to lift her match ban!
YASHVI: You've done your time!
The family goes to wait outside while Yashvi gets changed – but mean girl Marisa has been listening in, and wanders over again.
MARISA: You know, there's a reason why you got so many disposals out there.
YASHVI: What's that supposed to mean?
MARISA: Don't act like you don't notice the easy ride the umpires give you.
YASHVI: Why would I get an easy ride?
MARISA: Think about it.
YASHVI: Think about what?
MARISA: Take a look in the mirror, Yashvi. You'll figure it out. Or maybe I'll spell it out for you.
The Flametree Retreat
Liam is about to check out, and is on the phone to his business contacts in New York, turning down their offer of a job. Amy arrives to speak to him.
AMY: I'm sorry for losing it before. I still think I had a right to be upset, but I didn't go about things in the best way.
LIAM: I appreciate you saying that. Better get moving.
AMY: I told Jimmy the whole story. He understands where you're coming from now.
LIAM: Well, that means a lot. Thank you.
AMY: But he's still not keen on New York, though.
LIAM: That's fine. Thank you for having that conversation.
AMY: And if you want to take that job, I can help you two stay in touch (…)
LIAM: I'm not going to New York, Amy. I came here to rebuild my relationship with my son, and that's what I still want. Work can wait.
AMY: So you'd be happy to stick around in Erinsborough for a bit, then?
LIAM: If that's okay with you.
AMY: It is.
Kirsha is hanging out with Jimmy – and thinks it's cool that Liam wanted him to go to New York with him. Jimmy is playing it down, but his words are tinged with regret that he isn't going.
KIRSHA: I'd love to live in New York. Mum could take me to all the Broadway musicals.
JIMMY: Yeah, but if I went, you'd miss me too much.
KIRSHA: No offence, but your Snapchat stories would be way better from New York. And just think – pizza for dinner every night!
Paul intervenes, saying Erinsborough's a good place to grow up (really?!) but Kirsha continues to enthuse about New York, and how it always looks great in the movies.
JIMMY: If I went, I'd have to be with Dad the whole time.
KIRSHA: He was pretty cool on camp.
JIMMY: I guess. But Mum would be really upset. That's probably the biggest thing.
PAUL: … So you're saying, if it wasn't for your mum, you would want to go?
JIMMY: Nah… I mean, things seem better in movies anyway. Probably wouldn't be that good.
But despite Jimmy's best attempts to play it down, Paul can see that he's slightly regretful about not going…
Amy is apologising to Elly for flying off the handle at her before – but Elly is understanding, saying she'd have done the same thing in Amy's shoes. Amy says that Liam sticking around will be good for Jimmy. Conversation moves on to Aaron and David's engagement, and they agree to catch up later at the Brennans' house for champagne.
As Amy walks away, a young woman appears at the other side of the courtyard. When she sees Elly, she looks worried, and walks off hurriedly. Elly chases after her.
ELLY: Bea? … Beatrix?
But when Elly turns the corner, the young woman has gone. Elly looks worried.
Eden Hills Dolphins
Yashvi is alone in the changing room, crying. Piper comes in and asks her what's wrong.
YASHVI: Marisa. She… had a real go at me.
PIPER: What for?
YASHVI: It came out of nowhere! She just kept going on and on!
PIPER: I hope you told her where to go?
YASHVI: I wanted to, but I was just so mad, I couldn't even get the words out!
PIPER: What did she say, exactly?
YASHVI: Just really… racist stuff.
PIPER: What? Yashvi, that's not okay. You have to tell your coach!
YASHVI: No. I don't want it to become some big deal.
PIPER: No, but it is a big deal! That's discrimination. It's important that people like her get called out on this.
YASHVI: Can you imagine what Mum would do if she found out?! We just got back on track after the last time she flipped out. We need to let it go.
PIPER: I don't think you should ignore this. We can include it in the vlog –
But Yashvi walks out, shouting that she just wants to forget it ever happened.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Terese, Gary and Steph are with Piper, who's in hospital and in a lot of pain
- Gary introduces Sheila to Cassius Grady, who is looking for some gardening work
- Paul is nonplussed to receive a speeding fine; Leo looks on guiltily
- David can't understand why Leo hasn't arrived for his engagement celebration
- Chloe and Leo are in hiding at the backpackers', wondering whether they should ‘chance it'