Previously on Neighbours
- Paul wryly comments on Leo's plumbing problems at the Backpackers
- Terese discovers Piper has asked Leo to move in, he promises it won't be forever
- After seeing the bracelet from Pierce, Elly warns Chloe to be careful
- Ned admits to Piper that after making a comment to a mate, the mate arranged the attack on Cassius
- Piper visits Cassius in hospital, Cassius is reading a book
- Piper admits she hasn't touched the book since everything happened
- Cassius offers the medallion to Piper
- Piper discovers her period is a week late
Piper walks across the Backyard holding her phone, deep in thought then stops. Xanthe and Bea come and join her. Xanthe says Piper's name. Piper insists she's not pregnant, Xanthe wants to know if she's certain. Piper tells Xanthe she's just come up with the most obvious idea. Bea wants to know how Piper would react if that is the case. Piper insists it's not true but Xanthe thinks it's a possibility. Piper points out they were careful, Xanthe reminds her it can still be possible. Piper tells them that she hasn't been looking after herself. She will from now on and says she will be ok, Piper heads off.
Xanthe asks Bea if she's imagining things. Bea thinks Piper shouldn't just ignore the situation in case she might be pregnant. Xanthe suggests they get a test for Piper so she can be sure.
Chloe comes into the front room and is getting ready to head out, Mark and Aaron are in the kitchen. Mark tells her he's got an e-mail from Faye. She and Tyler are going on a trip to South East Asia for six weeks. Chloe is jealous! Aaron points out that Tyler deserves it after what he's been through. Mark looks at Chloe.
CHLOE: You're shocked that I'm not jetting off on a holiday?
Mark tells her the reason that the trip can happen is Chloe has paid $20,000 into Faye's account which has shocked him. Chloe tells him she's given Faye more money this month and is pleased with herself. Mark wonders where the money came from. Chloe claims she has been working a lot of overtime and going on dates where possible. Mark is still looking suspect at Chloe. Aaron points out that business was meant to be down after word got out about her business. Chloe announces that a debt is now repaid. Aaron wants to know who did that, Chloe tells him the friend is from overseas. Mark wants to know why she lent money when she was living off Faye's money. Chloe tells him they had asked her nicely which he isn't doing. Aaron is convinced she isn't telling the truth. Chloe points out that she had told Elly the week before. Chloe says that everything is sorted out now and heads off. Mark and Aaron just look at each other.
Paul arrives and comes over to speak to Pierce. He reminds Pierce that Pierce missed the meeting they were meant to have, Paul thinks he must have double booked himself.
PIERCE: Nothing like that. I just decided not to proceed with the agreement.
Paul tells him he can renegotiate if Pierce is after a better deal. Pierce isn't interested in committing to something that is connected to Paul. Pierce now knows that in the past Paul's business ventures haven't worked out well. Paul points out that he does take risks but it's part of being a entrepreneur. Pierce tells him these are the ones that have emotional involvement. Paul wants to know where Pierce heard this. Pierce refuses to tell Paul. Pierce isn't interested in dealing with someone who prioritises emotion above other things. He hopes Paul understands and heads off.
Piper comes downstairs, Terese is working on her laptop on the sofa. Terese wants to know if Piper's feeling better. Piper's health hasn't changed but Piper isn't surprised. Terese and Leo were going shopping for Halloween costumes but Terese offers to postpone. Piper tells Terese it's not necessary and she is fine. Piper just wants to watch the TV and tells Terese to head off. Terese agrees and will send pictures. Piper doesn't want to see stereotypical pictures, Terese is happy to be a naughty nurse!
Terese heads out as Ned arrives home. Piper is cool towards Ned. Ned wants to know if things are ok between them. Piper tells him she forgives him. She wasn't happy with what happened but knows that Ned didn't mean for it to happen. Ned is really sorry for how it affected everyone. Piper tells him he needs to say sorry to someone else.
Ned tells Cassius that the mate thought he needed to repay the favour. Ned has realised he hadn't done that Cassius wouldn't be in hospital and apologises for being the cause of that. Cassius is grateful Ned has been honest. Now Cassius won't have to worry about the future for him when he returns to prison. Cassius thinks he asked for it and thinks he deserves for Ned to be furious with him. Cassius hated lying to all of them which includes all the friends he made, definitely the good friends. Ned heads off.
Chloe and Elly are walking along by the lake. Chloe is talking about not being able to win by having money or no money. Elly points out it wouldn't be such a big deal if Chloe hadn't made a big payment suddenly after little payments. Chloe just wants Faye to have lovely things but Mark and Aaron think that Chloe has just made it up. Chloe tells Elly that she told them that she'd passed the information onto Elly in the last week. Elly reminds Chloe that she refused to lie after the bracelet incident. Chloe is convinced this is a different matter. Elly isn't impressed and points out Chloe isn't being honest. Chloe suggests it could possibly be the truth!
Paul comes out of the Hotel and isn't impressed to see Leo and Terese kissing. He listens as they Terese teases Leo about her Halloween costume but refuses to show it to him. Sheila comes up behind him.
SHEILA: Enjoying the sorry spectacle?
Paul snaps that he isn't in a joking mood. Sheila suggests they should get a fence and charge people to look at them as an exhibit! Sheila points out Terese would be earning her wage. Also Terese has been late for all meetings this week as she has been too busy with Leo! Sheila heads off. Paul rings someone and asks them to check out something.
Bea and Xanthe have brought a pregnancy test for Piper who isn't impressed! Bea points out that Piper will know one way or the other. Piper refuses to take the test. Xanthe talks about it's difficult after Piper has moved on but Piper tells her to stop. Piper points out there are other reasons including stress.
PIPER: Have you guys missed the fact that both my boyfriends have ended up in jail for murder?
Piper gives the test back to them. Bea persuades Piper to keep hold of it but refuses to actually do the test. She insists she isn't pregnant. She asks them to leave. They leave and Piper watches the telly.
Ned, Elly, Aaron and Mark are in the kitchen. Mark is having a go at Ned for not owning up before about making the call that led to Cassius being beaten up. Aaron angrily points out that Ned wanted to leave his name out of the situation. Ned explains that he didn't realise at the time that it was going to lead to that. He promises he would have come forward if Tyler hadn't had his name cleared. Ned is planning to say sorry and move on. Aaron who is annoyed says that it's easier for Ned to do that than Tyler. Ned apologises again, Aaron is convinced they should tell the police. Elly points out that it was stupid but Ned didn't intend for it to happen. Mark reminds Aaron that it's not illegal to have a moan to your mates. Aaron isn't convinced but Mark just wants to move on. It's better the less that Cassius affects their lives. Ned thanks Mark and leaves.
Mark points out that nothing will change if they go to the police. Tyler would have left anyway. They need to sort out what happened with Chloe. Mark fills Elly in, Aaron comments that Chloe said she had told Elly. Elly is vague about it happening in the last few days. Mark wants more details. Elly just says that Chloe told her a friend who she met in Japan repaid some money. Aaron doubts if it's true. Mark doesn't want the same thing that happened that happened with Tyler to happen with Chloe. Chloe can personally tell them if she's in trouble.
Leo and David are having a drink at a table. Leo is telling David that things are going well with Terese and she likes his cooking more than David did! David suggests it's a happy place but Leo realises The Penthouse isn't so happy. David admits that Paul is hurting still and feeling the betrayal. Leo points out they did it out of respect by keeping it secret. David thinks if they'd been honest sooner it might not have been so bad. Leo's not sure if the situation could have been less messy! David realises how much Terese means to Leo.
DAVID: I've never felt this way about anyone. Ever.
David wryly comments he's acted as a good brother should but it isn't easy being stuck between Leo and Paul. Leo says he appreciates it.
Paul arrives and Leo tries to head off. Paul calmly tells him to stay at the table. Paul tells Leo he's given the men instructions to work overtime to sort the toilet problems at the Backpackers today. Paul also volunteers to fund this. Leo wonders why Paul is doing this. Paul tells Leo that everyone can be back in tomorrow and leaves. Leo looks puzzled.
Leo and Terese are cuddling on the sofa together. Terese thinks that Paul is admitting responsibility. Leo thinks it's connected to him leaving as soon as it can happen as Paul isn't happy about it. Leo promises to start packing as he promised to stay till he could move back in. Terese admits the living arrangements have been good but it's better for him to move out. Leo understands. Terese thinks he is disappointed but he says that's not the case. What other people think is still worrying Terese and others are whispering about them. Terese tells him that others can get used to their relationship if Leo is back at the Backpackers. Leo agrees and goes to pack his things, Terese is going to help him.
Piper comes down the stairs and realises Leo is moving out. Piper hopes she isn't the reason. They reassure her instead it's the best way forward. Piper tells him that him moving in has gone well. Leo and Terese head upstairs.
Piper heads over to the sofa. She looks at the coffee table and picks up the book she and Cassius were reading (Elegy by Jane Abbott). She finds a certain place and starts reading.
Piper signs in to see Cassius who has been reading the same book. Cassius was convinced she wouldn't be back. Piper says she had thought the same thing. Cassius asks why she is back.
Paul and Terese bump into each other in the main Foyer. Paul asks if she knows what's happening with the Backpackers, she confirms she does. Paul is rather smug about the fact Leo is moving out. Terese tells him what they decide is not his business. Paul is convinced she is only achieving making a fool out of herself.
PAUL: I hear all the titters from the staff. Wondering why you're so desperate to sleep with the boss's son. Know they're embarrassed for you.
Terese doesn't think it's different than when he was with Courtney. Paul is convinced it was different. Terese agrees and tells him she and Leo are the real deal and not a cheap rip off. She doesn't expect him to be able to tell the difference though!
Paul watches Pierce and Chloe chatting from a distance. Chloe's Uber is running late and Pierce offers to lend her his driver. She tries to refuse but he insists. She takes him up on her offer.
Piper wants to know when Cassius is going back to prison, he should be returning next week. He wants to know why she has come back to see him. She feels bad for taking off after leaving the medallion. Cassius points out she chose to do that and respects her for doing that. She tells him she is reading the book again and is halfway through it. Cassius is at the same stage of the book. They start talking about the book before lapsing into an awkward silence again. Cassius wants to know why she returned to the book. Piper doesn't know the reason but possibly she wanted to find out the ending. She says it's not important though and decides to head off.
Aaron and David are sitting on the sofa. Aaron says he is loyal to his friends but wouldn't lend a friend so much money. David wants to know how Mark reacted. Aaron says that Mark accepted Elly's version of events but Aaron isn't so sure. Aaron points out Chloe is very practiced at lying so she was just setting it up. David suggests that Aaron talks to Chloe. Aaron thinks that Chloe would just make up another story. Aaron is pleased Faye has been repaid but not if it gets her into trouble. David suggests he should try to give Chloe a bit of leeway.
Aaron heads over to speak to Ned. Aaron tells him that he doesn't agree with Mark refusing to go to the cops over what happened. Ned accepts that. Aaron suggests that Ned does a favour to right things. Aaron asks Ned to find out how Chloe came into so much money. Ned realises Aaron wants him to spy on Chloe, Aaron insists he's worried about her. He reminds Ned that he owes them including Tyler.
Terese draws up in her car as Leo comes down the drive. Terese tells him to stop right there. She wants him to stay and it doesn't matter what others think. What matters is what's best for their relationship. She is very keen for him to stay with her at No.22. Leo wants her to be sure and wonders about Paul's reaction when he finds out. Terese doesn't want Paul to control them. They share a kiss.
Sheila is filling the bin and frowns as she watches them. Xanthe and Amy join her. Sheila thinks that Leo and Terese need to go inside. Bea and Xanthe think they are a cute couple. Sheila comments that Terese has been with father and son which she thinks is wrong. Xanthe points out Amy has done the same thing! Sheila is convinced it's a different situation but Xanthe disagrees. Xanthe reminds Sheila that she wasn't so sure at first but are convinced Gary and Amy are cute now. Sheila grunts and walks off in a huff.
The car draws up outside the hotel and Chloe steps out and thanks the driver. Paul comes up and comments that she was in Greyson's car. Chloe explains what happened. Paul comments how Pierce likes her and Chloe agrees they have a good working relationship. She has made sure he has a positive experience of Lassiter's! As Ned comes nearby behind a door, Paul mentions the money that Chloe owes Faye. Chloe agrees but tells Paul she's paying it back. Paul tells her he wants to make a deal. Paul offers to pay back the full amount for her if she uses her influence over Pierce to sack Terese as the hotel manager. Chloe looks stunned as Paul points out it's a great deal.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Paul asks Chloe if she's aware of the game she's playing, she is
- Ned asks Terese if someone is doing a dodgy deal
- Terese asks Chloe to come into her office and shut the door
- Alice asks Nell to keep quiet about a game
- Gary tells the ladies about an anonymous tip off about Finn's whereabouts, he wants to head off there