- Mark tells Aaron he's back on the force.
- Bea asks Elly if there's any word from Mark about what's happening to the garage.
- Chloe agrees to be Elly's bridesmaid after all.
- Mel asks Chloe for another chance and they kiss.
- Terese witnesses Paul flirting with someone in The Waterhole.
- Paul and Terese argue in her office. They almost kiss.
Paul and Terese share an awkward moment after their near kiss. Terese tells Paul that he shouldn't have come; she made her choice to be with Leo and that's how it has to be. Paul says he doesn't want to hurt Leo but there's something undeniable between them that just won't go away.
PAUL: Can you honestly say that you feel differently?
She hesitates before yanking the door open and storming out.
Elly stumbles into the house hoping not to make much noise. She walks into the living room after hearing something and comes across Chloe and Mel making out on the sofa. She seems a bit shocked and makes awkward conversation as Mark walks in, happy to see her. Mel and Chloe head off to the bedroom. Mark asks Elly how her hen's night was and she mentions that Chloe's agreed to be a bridesmaid. She still seems shocked by interrupting Chloe and Mel together, but pretends to Mark that she's just surprised by Chloe agreeing to be her bridesmaid in the end.
Leo and Terese are watching TV. He apologizes for making her watch something with so many bad jokes in it. She changes the subject, mentioning that she wants to go back to work tomorrow. Leo replies that he'll help her settle back in, and so will Paul. He says he's been getting on well with Paul lately, which surprises him as he expected some resentment after the break- up with Jane. He says he's sure Paul will meet someone soon though. Terese looks uncomfortable.
It's the middle of the night and Mel's making sandwiches in the kitchen. Elly walks in, causing Mel to ask if she woke her up. Elly says she didn't and gets a glass of water. Mel tells her that Chloe wanted a sandwich and jokes about always being the one in the kitchen ever since Chloe gave them food poisoning on two occasions. Elly asks if they're getting back together, to which Mel replies pretty confidently that she thinks they will be.
ELLY: I wouldn't get ahead of yourself.
MEL: Why would you say that?
ELLY: It's just that Chloe's not really into commitment. As long as I've known her anyway.
MEL: Well I've known her longer. And I'm getting a definite vibe that she wants to try again.
Leo arrives to pick up Paul who is plastered. Sheila enters and begins shouting at both of them to leave. She'd tried to call both Amy and David but they didn't answer. Leo offers to lock up so Sheila can go home. When Leo tries to help Paul walk back to the Penthouse, he tells his son that he's ‘bad' and no- one will ever love him. Leo replies that he'll find someone else after Jane. Paul's reaction clearly shows it's not Jane he wants.
PAUL: Son, there's something I have to tell you.
It's the next morning. Chloe enters the kitchen, surprised to see Mel still there. Mel says she's cooking breakfast burritos. She asks Chloe what time she'll be done at work but Chloe responds that it'll be a long day as it's Terese's first day back. Mel encourages her to call in sick but Chloe is dismissive of her, quickly exiting to go to work. Aaron tells Mel that Chloe's much less fun the day after a big night. Elly runs after Chloe.
Chloe apologizes for Elly walking in on her and Mel. She says the night she spent with Mel doesn't mean anything, and Elly advises her to be careful as it's no fun being the rebound girl.
CHLOE: That's not what this is. All I did was sleep with her.
ELLY: Yeah, right after you agreed to be my bridesmaid.
Elly hopes Chloe's behavior wasn't the result of that and asks her whether she's going to be in a relationship with Mel now. Chloe gets defensive.
CHLOE: Really, Elly, isn't the question, why do you care?
Paul enters the office, surprised to find that Leo hasn't turned up yet. Terese thinks he's at the shed, but Paul's not surprised he's late after he had to pick him up from The Waterhole last night. Terese says she must have been asleep as she doesn't remember Leo leaving. Leo walks in and they discuss the previous night. He asks Paul if he remembers what he told him. Silence ensues.
LEO: You told me that you're not worthy of having me as a son.
PAUL: Well, lets just put it down to single malt and move on, hey?
They all begin to discuss the Valentine's Day promotion; a giant floral heart. This is news to Paul who is disgusted that he wasn't consulted, calling the idea tacky and a waste of money, not to mention reminding the single guests that they're going to die alone. Terese stands her ground, saying it will be good promotion, causing Paul to storm off, saying he's obviously not needed.
Mel enters to find a hung- over Paul. She seems in awe of the penthouse, looking around inquisitively, mentioning that she'd heard about his Eclipse apartments project from 2013.
MEL: You know; I did a bit more research on your dad. He was an engineer and a local business owner. I can see why you thought it was a fitting tribute. (referencing the Robinson Pines development).
Paul tells her she's already got the job so doesn't need to suck up to him. Mel admits that she wants him to expand the development but he's hesitant at first, especially because he'd need to take over Power Road and the business owners have already said no.
MEL: Yeah, but they haven't said no to me.
Paul looks won over. He agrees to set up an expense account.
Mark says to Aaron and Elly that Chloe shouldn't treat Mel like a casual hook- up. Aaron replies that he hopes it's something more, but Elly clearly doesn't, saying that Mel completely humiliated Chloe when they broke up in the past. Mark heads off to work.
AARON: Shouldn't you be all for Chloe and Mel?
AARON: Because of the way Chloe feels about you.
AARON: Chloe told me about the kiss.
Elly panics, saying that Mark can't know as he'd be devastated. Aaron replies that Chloe had to tell someone as it was a burden on her mind. Elly says that Chloe told her she was dealing with it. Aaron points out that Mel's helping her with that, but Elly insists that it's not a good idea. Aaron asks whether Elly would be happier with the alternative; Chloe remaining in love with her.
ELLY: No, no.
AARON: Then why don't you keep your opinion about Mel to yourself and give them a chance.
Ned accompanies Bea back to the garage. She asks him if he wants to come out with her and Mark tonight to celebrate Mark's last day running the garage. As they get back to the garage, Mel is making enquiries with Mark about the place. He tells her that Lucas Fitzgerald still owns it and she says she'd like to contact him. Ned and Bea wonder what's going on.
Chloe is instructing someone to lift the giant floral heart into place. Mel arrives, telling Chloe that she lost an earring in her bed last night. She asks if she can drop by to look for it, and suggests waiting there to hang out with Chloe when she finishes work. Chloe dismisses Mel, telling her they'll have to catch up tomorrow, and Mel wonders if she's done something wrong.
CHLOE: I'm just not in the right headspace for a relationship. I shouldn't have given you the impression I was.
Chloe tells Mel that if she's the only reason she's staying in Erinsborough, she might want to re- consider. Chloe walks off and Mel looks pretty upset.
Terese and Leo are watching Chloe instruct the Lassiters employee to lift the giant heart into place. She's not very impressed but Leo tells her not to take it out on Chloe.
LEO: And don't take it out on dad either, he's not in a good place.
Leo admits he didn't realize that his dad wasn't in a good way at the moment, taking the break- up with Jane harder than expected. He suggests contacting Jane to see if that might help, but Terese replies that Paul is a grown man and capable of looking after himself; but she'll be nicer to him from now on, now that she knows how sensitive he is.
Aaron finds Mel hanging around the house and apologizes for not hearing the door, saying he was in the pool. She tells him she's come to find her earring and he asks if she's seen Chloe. She replies that she has, and Chloe told her that she's not looking for anything serious. As she heads inside, Aaron tells her not to worry as Chloe's had a rough time recently.
MEL: Rough, how, rough with work?
AARON: Yeah, and on the personal front.
MEL: Is there someone else?
AARON: No, no.
AARON: It's no- one important. Come on, I'll let you in.
Terese enters the penthouse and apologizes to Paul for this morning and last night.
PAUL: You wanted to kiss me as much as I wanted to kiss you.
TERESE: I shouldn't have let it get that far. But I got lost in the moment.
PAUL: Yeah, we're as bad as each other.
TERESE: We're both suffering, I want you to know that. But we have to forget our feelings, we can't act on them.
PAUL: Yeah, yeah. Leo doesn't deserve that sort of betrayal.
Paul admits he was close to admitting his true feelings to Leo last night, but he's going to do everything in his power to avoid that from happening.
Mel is searching Chloe's bedroom for her earring. She has trouble finding it and soon finds Chloe's Christmas card to Elly instead. Before she reads it, Chloe walks in. Chloe demands the card back, telling Mel not to read it. Mel can't see what the fuss is about and starts to read the card. She looks shocked.
MEL: You're in love with Elly.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Mark greets Lucas in The Waterhole.
- Elly tells Chloe that Mark will never forgive them if he finds out about the kiss.
- Sonya tells Shane ‘this is their best chance', but Shane doesn't think Toadie will be happy.
- Toadie tells Shane and Dipi to stay away.