- Cassius asks Piper if she's definitely ready to take things to the next level and they kiss passionately.
- Cassius tells his mum that Tyler's brothers could recognize her.
- Elissa tells him that Piper will never love him if she finds out what he did.
- Bea says Cassius has been acting strange and suspicious.
- Cassius loses his temper when he finds Bea with his medallion.
- Bea gets Ned to steal Elissa's details from the Lassiters computer.
- Elissa tells Cassius to come to Sydney with her.
- Ned enlists Mark's help.
- Ned sees Cassius wearing Piper's coat online.
- Piper tells Cassius her coat is missing.
- Terese tells the boys to leave the photo of Cassius wearing the coat with her.
- Elissa tells Cassius she's booking them flights to Senegal.
- Cassius writes and posts a full confession through the local post box.
- Cassius asks Piper to leave town with him.
The History Wall
Piper asks Cassius why he's leaving town and he says his mum's had another breakdown and he needs to leave straight away. He asks her to come with him but she seems hesitant.
Ned, Bea and Mark discuss Cassius. Bea wants to go to the police but the boys say they won't be taken seriously as he hasn't done anything.
BEA: What about him going off at me?
MARK: It might have been scary but he wasn't physically violent.
BEA: So what you're saying is we have to wait for him to physically hurt me or Piper before we do anything?
Mark says it won't hurt to tell the police in the meantime but they can continue to look into it themselves. He asks if Ned and Bea have heard from Cassius' mum yet but they haven't. They decide to talk to more people who know Cassius.
Piper tells Cassius that she wants to be there for him but has to ask Toadie if she can take the time off first. She suggests joining Cassius later once she can get organized but he seems desperate for her to come with him now. Piper says it's for the best as he can have some alone time with his mum and get a sense of how long she'll need him to be around.
CASSIUS: Just don't hate me ok?
PIPER: Why would I hate you? (silence)…Cass? Cass, was something else going on?
CASSIUS: No. No, it's all good.
CASSIUS: I love you.
PIPER: I love you too. I'll see you soon ok.
Cassius looks emotional before departing. Piper looks confused as Cassius walks off.
Lassiters Car Park
Cassius approaches his car while on the phone to someone he's trying to sell it to. He sounds desperate to get rid of his car, telling them they have to collect it today as he's leaving.
Terese is talking to Leo on the phone telling him how much she misses him. She says there's a lot going on with Piper at the moment, before Piper herself walks in the door causing Terese to hastily end the conversation. Piper jokes that her mum doesn't have to hang up on her boyfriend when she walks in the room but Terese brushes it off.
Piper tells Terese about her odd encounter with Cassius; that he has to leave for Sydney to be with his mum. She explains that he seemed overly emotional about it and that something didn't feel right.
PIPER: He said that he didn't want me to ever hate him...I don't know, it was odd.
Terese looks awkward.
TERESE: It's about Cassius.
Mark and Bea have just enquired with the nursery staff but to no avail as they all think Cassius is a nice guy. He suggests going to see Sheila and Dipi as Cassius used to be their gardener but Bea's not convinced. The conversation moves on to Terese telling Piper what's been found out about Cassius and Mark says Piper probably won't be happy, especially considering they have a history of butting heads over boyfriends.
Elissa skulks past obliviously. She approaches the post box where the post is currently being collected. She strikes up a conversation then gets emotional, telling the postman she's done something stupid and he's the only one who can help her.
TERESE: Aren't you gonna say anything? Piper, Cassius had your jacket. This ties him to your rescue last year.
PIPER: If it is the same jacket then yeah it's weird.
TERESE: Yeah, it's really weird.
PIPER: If he saved me mum then why do you automatically assume that he's dodgy?
TERESE: It's just the fact that he hid it from everyone.
PIPER: I knew he was in Erinsborough at that time, he was leaving books at the Exchange.
TERESE: Yeah, and the secrecy doesn't bother you?
PIPER: He's shy! And if he saved me then that makes him a hero, mum.
TERESE: Well then, why wasn't he transparent?
PIPER: He put himself on the line for someone that he didn't even know and now he's not even here to defend himself because he's off doing the same thing for someone else, his mum.
TERESE: You know she was here recently?
Piper looks shocked.
TERESE: Ned saw her and Cassius asked him not to say anything to you.
PIPER: (emotional) What do you want me to make of all of this?
TERESE: Oh darling, I don't know. I don't know but I couldn't let you go on with all these secrets. And neither could Bea or Ned. That's why they're the ones looking into Cassius.
Ned and Bea ask Sheila about Cassius but she just sticks up for him. As they enquire Xanthe sticks up for him too, saying he really helped her with rehab following her accident.
Like Sheila, Dipi sings Cassius' praises. She then asks Mark why he's asking about Cassius. He deflects the question and asks if the cast of Flapper had any concerns about Cassius. It then cuts to Sheila at the Waterhole.
Sheila says the only thing she found odd was when he rejected the offer of a room at hers but Xanthe says his explanation made sense; that he didn't want to mix his work life and personal life. She then mentions her brief crush on him but says she soon realized he and Piper were perfect together.
Dipi tells Mark she understands that it's hard to see his brother's ex girlfriend move on. He assures her that's not why he's enquiring about Cassius.
DIPI: Mind you, now that you mention it, there is something I do struggle with. How good- looing he is! (laughs)
Bea tells Sheila and Xanthe that they suspect Cassius might have been the one who rescued Piper. Xanthe says that Cassius is humble and there's no reason to be suspicious of him while Sheila backs this up, saying that Cassius is a really good man.
Elissa thanks the post man for helping her and assures him that it will stay between them. As she walks away Aaron appears in the distance. She catches his eye.
She runs for her life. He chases after her but she's too quick. He looks confused.
Piper enters the Waterhole and berates Ned and Bea for looking into Cassius. Bea mentions that she had no idea about Finn either which irritates Piper who says Cassius is nothing like Finn. Ned mentions the jacket and how Cassius asked him to keep quiet about his mum being in town but Piper says it's only because she has issues and that that's why he's had to leave Erinsborough; to be with her.
BEA: What? Cassius has left Erinsborough?
PIPER: Yes, he had to, ok, she's not well.
BEA: So he bails as soon as we start asking questions and his phone is off. We've been trying to reach him.
PIPER: Yeah so have I, ok, and I've left him messages and I'm sure he'll be able to answer everything as soon as he calls me back.
BEA: If he calls back…(silence) Look I know this is hard. But you have to be careful not to let your feelings cloud your judgment.
PIPER: (taken aback) I'm sorry but what about your judgment? You don't think that your history with Finn could be clouding your take on this?
BEA: Piper I'm trying to help you.
NED: She is Pip, we both are, I should have come to you sooner alright.
Piper tells Ned he should have stayed out of it. She says she's sure Cassius will be able to answer everything as soon as he gets to his mum.
Xanthe comforts Piper over recent events. However, Piper begins to have doubts creep in over Cassius. She says it's strange how Cassius told her he couldn't read when he actually was the mystery underliner. She also mentions the jacket situation and the fact that Cassius hid his mother being in town.
PIPER: What if Bea and Ned are right?
XANTHE: Piper, don't.
PIPER: No but Xanthe this doesn't make any sense.
XANTHE: It will when you have a proper conversation with him…Cassius loves you Piper, you know that.
Karl and Susan discuss how Jemima's getting on in Boston. Karl tells her that she's getting on with her daughter like a house on fire. Elissa bumps into them and drops the letter. Susan picks it up, noticing it's addressed to the police station. She says a stamp won't be needed as the station is nearby and points towards it. Elissa thanks them and rushes off.
A Motel Room
Cassius puts down a travel bag, sits on the bed and looks at his phone.
Lassiters Courtyard/Motel Room
Elissa stands behind Harold's Store looking relieved that she's escaped Aaron. She answers the phone to Cassius. He tells her he's at a motel near Tullamarine Airport and is ready to go to Sydney but she tells him to wait for their flight the next day so they don't raise suspicion with any sudden changes. Cassius hangs up.
He looks at his phone deep in thought.
Back in Erinsborough, Elissa rips up his confession and throws it in a bin.
Aaron tells Mark about his strange run- in with Elissa. Mark seems surprised as he thought she lived in Paris. Aaron confirms that she does, saying that he must be the only person she knows in Erinsborough.
Ned enters. He asks Mark and Aaron how they're getting on looking into Cassius. Mark tells him they've made no progress and Ned says he and Bea haven't either.
AARON: Hey Ned, has this woman checked into Lassiters the last few days?
NED: Why do you have a photo of Cassius' mum on your phone?
MARK: What? What did you just say?
NED: That's Cassius' mum, Eloise. How do you know her?
AARON: Well I met her in Paris. She's one of Hamish's ex girlfriends.
NED: Hamish as in Tyler's real dad?
AARON: Yeah, she had nothing good to say about him either…And her name is Elissa. It's not Eloise.
NED: Not when she last checked in to Lassiters it wasn't…When Cassius was trying to make sure no- one knew she was here.
They all discuss the suspicious connection between Elissa, Hamish and Cassius.
Mark gets back from the police station. He tells Aaron that the police agreed the information warranted further investigation. He says that Cassius will be stopped at customs if he tries to leave the country. Aaron seems keen to tell Tyler and Chloe but Mark tells him they need to see what happens first.
Cassius looks deeply upset as he listens to a number of voice messages from Piper who sounds desperate to speak to him.
Terese tries to cheer Piper up by mentioning there's rocky road ice cream in the freezer. Her phone starts to vibrate, she sees it's Cassius and she lies that she's tired so she can go to her room and speak to him.
He asks her to come and meet him and she says she will if he texts her the address. They both look very anxious and concerned.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Chloe greets Mr Greyson.
- Ned says Piper's gone to meet Cassius.
- Bea panics about Piper meeting Cassius.
- Mark and Terese find some evidence.
- Piper tells Cassius she doesn't know what to believe and needs to hear it from him.