- Tyler wishing that he could rebuild his life with Piper but realistically knowing that he can't.
- Cassius wanting to see Piper.
- Amy admitting that she knows about Gary's reputation in bed… and then getting to see it in action.
- Toadie impressed at what Alice has done to the house.
- Alice suggesting to the Rebecchi's that they hire her as a live- in nanny.
- The Rebecchi's offering Alice the position of live- in nanny.
- Seeing a photo of Alice and Andrea in her purse.
Alice and her belongings arrive at #30 ready to move in and they are over the moon she's starting the job so early. She's brought with her a wee pressie – a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine. Sonya take the wine but then tells her that they don't keep alcohol in the house and explains why. Alice compliments Sonya on staying strong and for her honesty.
Sheila knows that there is something bothering Gary but he's reluctant to open up, but she eventually makes him spill! He admits that he's always been confident in the bedroom, but Amy would appear to not like his moves! Sheila suggests it's his self- confidence as she's comparing him to Kyle!!
GARY: Oh, gee, thanks mum, I am now!
And Amy is spilling all to Elly! Turns out she wasn't too impressed at his Limber Ladybird nor it appears the Toey Tarantula but what appears to have gotten to her is how his other women (Brooke and Terese) have been blown away with these moves. Elly reassures her that its okay to be insecure but its not that, its just hearing about it (from everyone else) and the experiencing it herself. “Making this leap is trickier than I thought,” Amy concedes.
Alice is bonding very well with Hugo and comments that he's definitely got Toadie's ears!
TOADIE: Oh hoping he grows of that!
She then says that he's got Sonya's eyes and after a bit of discomfort, she's informed that Sonya isn't his mum. Alice thinks he's adopted so gets told the very edited highlights on how Hugo came into their lives but both Sonya and Toadie are quick to say that the little man is a blessing to them. Sonya goes to get ready for work and Toadie says bye to Hugo and Alice, getting a reply back:
Yashvi brings up with Bea that she's heard about her splitting up with Ned, but Bea is quick to point out (again) that she wasn't with him and would rather concentrate on more important things, like her TAFE course.
However, the study session is interrupted when Dipi calls them over to what Clancy has found – Cassius' medallion.
And Bea passes the medallion onto Piper to let her see and the lass remarks that if only this had been found 8 months ago their lives would be very different! Xanthe joins them and suggests that the medallion is perhaps a sign that she should go see Cassius, suggesting that perhaps she might get closure. Piper doesn't want to visit him because she is exhausted and feeling sick in the stomach.
Alice remarks that it can't be easy for Sonya seeing Hugo every day knowing how he was created. “It hasn't been easy,” Sonya acknowledges but adds that she chose to support Toadie and along the way has fallen in love with Hugo. Alice seems to be eager to mention Hugo's mum at every opportunity and Sonya is quick to inform her that she was “a con artist.”
SONYA: She lied, and she manipulated us, so whatever feelings Jarrod has for her, they were gone when we found out who she really was.
Alice quickly apologises for bringing it up and Sonya quickly says, “it's all good,” but at the same time wants the conversation to end and does that by heading out the door. Alice's demeanour changes too, the moment Sonya leaves for work.
ALICE: Your stepmother, she's a liar (and Lyra comes to life!) isn't she?! Your mummy's not manipulative, she was just trying to do the right thing and get back with your daddy.
Xanthe, Bea and Yashvi are trying to work out what they can do for the pale, tired and sick Piper.
Amy arrives to see Dipi after she texted asking her to pop by. News has spread quickly in Ramsay Street as Sheila has told Dipi about the ‘bedroom problems' hence the chat Dipi is now having with Amy! “Shane and I have picked up a few tips over the years,” she declares then goes into the bag she brought over when Amy entered the back yard and pulls out a feather (new!) and the offer of teaching her how to use it “to blow Gary's mind and yours.” “No mind blowing necessary,” is the polite reply from Amy before being summoned to go see Sheila!
It gets more humiliating for Amy as she (and Gary) are forced to a summit with Sheila and the dragged along Clive!
SHEILA: You are all such prudes. We are adults here and we can all talk about intimacy.
Amy looks like she'd rather be anywhere else but sitting here discussing her sex life. The boys look like they'd rather be elsewhere too! The crux of Sheila's summit is to tell Gary and Amy that they need to communicate!
Piper signs herself in as a visitor to see Cassius. He is somewhat surprised that she has come and still looks in a lot of pain as he tries to sit up to talk to her. Piper gives him his medallion and explains where it was found before telling him that he's got to listen to what she has to say!
Susan drops by to collect the book she accidentally left behind after Shane told her Alice had moved in (Shane met her earlier when she initially arrived). Alice goes to put the kettle on, so they can chat, but Susan has to say no as she's away home to skype. Before she leaves though, Alice asks about Lyra and Susan explains all and issues a warning about it recording conversations!
Alice looks rather worried after showing Susan out the house and “accidentally” waters Lyra when watering the adjacent plant! Oopsies! However, Nell has seen what has happened, so Alice tries to make out that it was an accident.
And we hear what it is exactly that Piper has to tell Cassius! She begins by saying it's been tough for Tyler's family but gets why he needs the fresh start. “You've hurt a lot of people Cassius but we're all going to move on,” she adds. He is glad to hear that but when he goes to apologise, she orders him to stop, everything has to stop which is why she is here.
PIPER: I need to say goodbye.
Cassius knows he's going back to prison for a long time and wants to give her the medallion, so that one day she will know that he will always loves her! Piper doesn't move to go take it from him.
And the awkward conversation continues this time with just Gary and Amy! She reassures him that her feelings (for him) haven't changed, which is a relief to Gary, as at the back of his mind is being compared to Kyle.
Thank goodness the sex chat is momentarily stopped when Gary spots a caterpillar (bad childhood memories) however the movement of the beastie has triggered something in him and he asks Amy if she is free for the next hour or so?!
Nell is quick to clype on Alice when Sonya pops in to check on how things are going. Alice claims that the revelations earlier made her do that silly thing! She offers to replace it, but Sonya replies back there is no need before heading off to meet Toadie.
Piper sits underneath a tree outside the hospital holding Cassius' medallion before heading back inside to return it to him. He was asleep when she entered the room but the noise of her placing it on the bed wakes him up. “Wait,” he hells to her but she isn't listening nor is she coming back.
The Waterhole (exterior)
Well it's all smiles and love now for Gary and Amy as they walk towards Elly sitting outside the pub. “You two look very cosy,” Elly remarks after Gary heads inside to get them drinks and Amy briefly tells all about their new moves (The Curvy Caterpillar… and a feather).
ELLY: Caterpillars don't have feathers.
AMY: Use your imagination.
Toadie locks up the office and listens to Sonya tell him about some of the things Alice has been saying (about Hugo and Andrea) and “is sure she didn't mean anything by it.” Toadie agrees it sounds weird and wonders if it's because she feels awkward about putting her foot in it? “She's lovely,” Sonya reaffirms and that she doesn't have second thoughts about hiring Alice either. Toad reminds his wife that they need to take advantage of Alice by doing things together as they make their way towards the pub.
Piper declares to her friends that the Cassius chapter of her life is closed, she's ready to think about what comes next. “Good for you,” Xanthe proclaims and Bea has bought the celebratory chocolate round. Piper isn't interested in the chocolate, she is still feeling queasy.
XANTHE: You've been feeling like that ever since Cassius left right?
PIPER: Yes, thank you Dr Canning but I think the patient will survive!
XANTHE: I'm sure everything's fine but umm is your period late?
Piper isn't sure as so much has been happening, so Xanthe reminds her of that tracking app. Going into her phone, Piper goes to check it and it tells her she is late by a week.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Paul questioning Chloe.
- Ned curious.
- Terese telling Chloe to close the door.
- Alice making Nell keep secrets.
- Gary getting a tip about Finn and planning to go check it out.