- Chloe tells Mark she'll come to the wedding, however won't be a bridesmaid.
- Aaron says she is overdoing the hen's night stuff to cover up her awkwardness about being at the wedding.
- David sees Toadie and Sonya in hospital. Toadie tells him Karl knows but they don't want anyone else to know.
- Shane and Dipi are concerned when Sonya seems unwell.
- Toadie gets a mysterious letter.
- Yashvi puts weedkiller on some of the plants by accident and Toadie fires her.
Shane tells Toadie that Yashvi is at home balling her eyes out after he went ballistic over the tray of seedlings. Shane wants an explanation. Toadie shows Shane the letter he got from Andrea's lawyer. They're refusing his claim for full custody of Hugo and are refusing to negotiate unless he agrees to drop all fraud charges and say he willingly gave her the $100k she stole. Shane doesn't think that excuses the way he spoke to Yashvi. Toadie apologises and says he'll fix it.
Mark asks Elly to have another chat with Chloe about being a bridesmaid. Elly doesn't think it will make a difference. Mark doesn't understand why Chloe doesn't want to be involved in the wedding. Mark doesn't want to get married and have any regrets about the day, he doesn't want Chloe to have any regrets either. Elly says she'll see what she can do.
Dipi is hugging Yashvi on the couch when Shane joins them. He says Toadie admitted he was wrong, and explains about the Andrea situation and that he took it out on Yashvi. Dipi asks if that was it. Shane isn't sure, it was a massive overreaction.
A delivery guy, Frank, delivers a large heart made of roses to Chloe, which is the centerpiece for the Valentines Day event. Chloe is scratched by some of the thorns, and Elly rushes to her aid.
Elly helps remove the thorns from Chloe's arm, clearly loving all this attention from Elly. Piper arrives with a veil for Elly for the hen's night. it's a present from Xanthe, her way to be a part of everything. She wants lots of photos of the night. Elly tells Chloe that Mark would like her to reconsider being Elly's bridesmaid. Piper says Elly would like that too, she wants her sister- in- law to be front and centre too. Elly and Chloe look extremely uncomfortable about it all, Piper clearly picks up on the awkwardness between them.
Sonya tells Mark that she doesn't feel up to going to the hen's night and hopes Elly doesn't mind. Mark says she'll be fine, as long as she doesn't miss the actual wedding. Sonya wouldn't miss that for the world. Mark wishes Chloe was that fired up about it, she's not keen about being a bridesmaid.
MARK: None of us know how much time we've got with her. We just want to make the most of it, you know, we want her to be part of everything.
Sonya nods sadly.
Karl talks with David about Sonya's cancer. David asks how Karl is doing. Karl says he's been encouraged to see a counsellor but he hasn't looked into it yet. David says he is here if Karl ever needs to talk. If Toadie and Sonya are keeping it to themselves, they're going to go to Karl for support and that can take a toll. Karl promises he'll look after himself. He wishes Susan was here. He doesn't think he can tell her while she's doing the MS trial.
Dipi comes around with some soup and magazines for Sonya. She offers her support if she or Toadie needs. Dipi reveals to Sonya about the letter from Andrea about her fighting for custody. Sonya is confused, what letter?
Toadie comes home. Sonya says Dipi told her about the letter and wonders when Toadie was going to tell her about it. She's not angry, just wants to know that they're dealing with it sensibly. She doesn't want him to keep things from her because she's sick. Toadie shows her the letter and explains Andrea's using the $100k as leverage. Sonya also heard about what happened with Yashvi. Sonya knows he lashed out at Yashvi because she didn't want to burden Sonya with it, she doesn't want him to do that. Sonya says they need to deal with all of their stuff together, and when they're ready to let people in they'll understand that. Toadie and Sonya go to pick Nell up from school.
Toadie and Sonya bring Nell home. Nell has some art she made from school and tells Sonya her prep buddy is really nice. Toadie gets a text from Shane who wants to meet up later. Sonya agrees, she thinks she's up to it and thinks it's important that he and Shane clear the air. Karl approaches and asks Nell if she had a good first day at school. Toadie doesn't make eye contact and takes Nell inside to unpack.
Sonya tells Karl that the chemo was straight forward, she didn't feel great, but she rested most of the day. She asks how Karl is, she knows this is a lot for him, especially with Susan away. Karl says David came over earlier, and he's very good at keeping medical issues private (ha!) He doesn't think she should be worried about him. Sonya says Toadie isn't doing well, he has a lot of anger. Karl says it is understandable. He encourages them to share with the people that love them the most.
Dipi and Shane come around. Dipi apologises for putting her foot in it earlier about that letter from Andrea's lawyers. Toadie says it caught him off guard and he shouldn't have lashed out the way he did. Shane thinks it was an overreaction, Dipi says they're worried about both of them. Shane asks if something is going on, something they're not telling them. Sonya says there is, and tells Toadie they need their support. She tells them she has ovarian cancer. They look devastated to hear the news.
Sonya explains she was sick this morning because she just had her chemo treatment. She says the cancer is quite advanced. They ask why it wasn't picked up. Sonya says its hard to diagnosis early, but that is the hand they've been dealt and they're moving forward. Shane asks what they can do. Sonya says they just needed a sympathetic ear, but Dipi says they're more than that. All four look very emotional throughout this conversation. Toadie says they want to keep things business as usual for Nell and Hugo. Shane and Dipi say they're with them, every step of the way. Toadie and Sonya start to tear up. Sonya tells them to leave the drinks here, she tells Shane and Toadie to go to the pub, Dipi can stay with her, and she thinks Toadie and Shane should have a chat. Dipi says they can pop over next door and Nell can play with Clancy. As Toadie and Shane leave, while Dipi gives Sonya a big hug.
Mark leaves the police station and runs into Piper. He tells her he will officially be back at the police station in two weeks. Piper says she ran into Elly and Chloe, there seemed to be a lot of tension when Elly was asking her about being a bridesmaid. She hopes it doesn't put a dampener on the hen's night. Mark looks concerned.
Shane and Toadie are having a beer. Shane thinks its good that they caught it. Toadie says she'll get through this. Shane says Sonya is a champion. They start talking about football players, as Karl arrives and joins them. Toadie goes quiet.
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Yashvi and Dipi watch as Nell and Sonya play with Clancy. Yashvi asks if Nell knows, Dipi says she's too young and they're not telling Kirsha yet either. Yashvi can handle it, and she's part of Sonya's support network, they need her. Dipi suggests she joins them, but Yashvi isn't sure of what to say. Dipi says Yashvi might surprise herself, Sonya is going to be fine.
Elly thanks Chloe for decorating the lounge for the hen's night. Chloe says this was Bea's work, wait and see what she has lined up. Elly apologises for bringing up the bridesmaid stuff in front of Piper, but Mark wanted her to. Mark arrives home. Chloe tells him that the topless waiters are undressing in his room, but their cop gear is way hotter than his. Mark says he spoke to Piper and now wonders if she's mad that Elly asked her to be a bridesmaid again. Chloe just wants to move on.
MARK: How are Elly and I any different from David and Aaron?
CHLOE: You're not.
MARK: Because you knew about your diagnosis at their wedding but you still walked down the aisle with them, but you still won't be her bridesmaid. You've obviously made up your mind, I'm just trying to understand. I don't get it.
As Mark leaves, Chloe walks off.
Elly races after Chloe, she says she's trying to make everyone happy. Chloe tells her to stop asking her to be her bridesmaid.
CHLOE: You know how I feel about you and you are making it impossible for me to move on. It's not fair Elly.
Karl tells Toadie its good that he and Sonya decided to open up. Shane talks about the incident with Yashvi. Toadie wants to move on.
KARL: This is what happens when you find yourself in a situation like this, you can lash out looking for someone to blame.
TOADIE: Yeah, yeah you're right. Only I'm blaming the wrong person. If there is anyone to blame it's you!
Toadie walks out, Shane following him, while Karl looks horrified.
Coming up on Neighbours
- David refuses to take his clothes off in front of strangers.
- Mel asks Mark if Chloe's mentioned her at all, or if she had a good time.
- Paul watches Terese and Leo kissing.
- Karl tells Sonya he's happy for Toadie to take his anger out on him.
- Toadie blames Karl for what happened to Sonya.