- Sheila trying to help Gary better himself for the future.
- Terese calling things off with Leo.
- Paul and Terese pashing!
- Paul trying to formulate a plan so Leo doesn't get hurt when it comes out about himself and Terese.
- Piper telling Leo some information about what Terese has been saying.
- Leo declaring to his brother that he still loves Terese and wants to win her back.
- Leo walking in as Paul and Terese are pashing!
Paul and Terese try to quickly explain themselves to Leo, as well as the fact it's all very recent. The penny has dropped to what Terese said to him as they were splitting up, and he now realises it was because she wanted to be with Paul.
TERESE: It's not how it seems.
LEO: You told me you loved me… but you never stopped loving him.
Terese tries to say that she didn't know how she felt. Paul now steps in to say that when they realised that they'd feelings towards each other, they knew it would take time and were only going to make it official once they knew it was working and that Leo was in a good place.
TERESE: We never meant to hurt you.
LEO: I don't want your pity and I've never been happier to have the both of you out of my life.
Susan is back from Sydney, very happy to be home and it would appear Karl is very much relieved she is back too. She thinks that the treatment has worked as she feels so great although needs to wait until the official results are in to get that clarified.
Sheila is doing the dutiful mother routine by bringing Gary a suit and shirt for an interview he has very shortly since he's been too busy replotting marigolds to head home and clean up. He's not sure he needs to be suited and booted for the position (in a warehouse) but Sheila thinks he should make a good impression from the off. “Okay,” he finally says and can't but get away from her to go and get changed.
Neither can believe that Leo actually walked in on them and when Paul listens to the voicemail David left, Terese wonders who it was that gave Leo the false hope? Both genuinely seem upset at Leo discovering them and Paul is at least hopeful that once he calms down, Leo will realise they were telling the truth and were not sneaking around behind his back.
PAUL: He's just too hurt to listen now.
TERESE: I feel terrible
PAUL: It kills me.
Sonya listens as Toadie is going over the finances for the nursery when they receive a visitor – Susan (Karl thought he'd be helpful and stay behind to unpack and put the washing on). She warmly greets them both and apologises to Sonya for not being around to support her, although Sonya points out they only told folk a few days ago. Sonya tells her what they are doing to fight it before wanting to know about the MS trial, but Susan immediately changes the topic of conversation.
SONYA: Hey, don't do that to me.
SUSAN: Do what?
SONYA: Just because I'm sick, it doesn't mean I don't want to celebrate really good news with my friends. Okay?
SUSAN: Yes, of course. Of course, I'm sorry.
Having been ticked off, Susan then starts to say how well she has gotten on, although is curious that Karl hasn't told them… cue Toadie's turn to quickly change the conversation and be a dutiful host and offer her some tea so she can then tell them all about it.
Leo bursts into the house and tells his brother what he saw and isn't happy to hear that David knew that Paul and Terese had feelings for each other. “Since when?” Leo demands to know and David replies, “since today” and adds that Paul only told him so he could be there for him.
LEO: You let me walk into an ambush!
DAVID: As far as what dad said, there was nothing to tell.
“He seemed genuine,” David adds and asks if Leo listened to him?
LEO: Are you really taking his side on this?!
DAVID: No, it's not about sides.
LEO: It's great to know where you stand David, and its clearly not with me!!
David rushes after his brother but by the time he reaches the street, there is no sign of him. Instead, he ends up having a chat with Toadie over the cost of possible drug treatment Sonya might need when she's in remission (up to $40,000 a year for the drugs to keep the cancer from returning).
Mel is trying to get Amy to sign her premises over to the Robinson Pines development but she's not going to do that (as it would be useless) unless the garage is on board and Lucas isn't ready to sell yet (he wants to wait and see how the new manger is going first). Mel however has a feeling that things will “go their way with that one,” and says bye to Amy to go head off to her meeting with “old lady.”
“Aren't two jobs enough?!” Amy comments after Gary explains why he's all suited and booted when they run into each other in the complex. He starts quoting things from Sheila's book and she wonders if his mum is pushing things too far but he's now happy he went with the suit Sheila demanded he wore because it went down well.
Lassiters car park
It looks like Toadie could be done with some of Sheila's wisdom too as he sits in his car for a few moments after parking, presumably contemplating what David told him.
Susan is happy to be able and enjoy simple things again like a trip to Harold's for lunch with Karl. Naturally, their conversation turns to the Rebecchi's when Toadie walks in and of course he can't avoid going over to their table. Susan reaffirms their support not just for Sonya but for him too.
TOADIE: That's so nice to have your support too Susan.
At that point Susan gives Karl a quizzical look and wants to know “what that was about,” from Karl after Toadie quickly excused himself after saying what he did. “What's that?” Karl innocently tries to reply back but Susan can sense there is something going on and demands to know.
Mel's ‘old lady' meeting is with Mrs Punt (not Vera!!) who plans to list #34 with her but issues Mel a warning that she won't be treated “like a silly old duck who doesn't know her up from down!”
Meanwhile, Leo spots Piper in the complex and demands to know if this is “some kind of joke to you,” and tells her about her mum and Paul seeing each other. “Oh my god, what is wrong with them,” she comments and just at that, she spots them at the other side of the complex (they haven't noticed Leo and Piper are in the complex too).
Leo then pulls the huge heart that was up in the middle of the complex off its hinges and throws it away… unfortunately it hits Mrs Punt squarely on the back sending her flying onto the ground!
Karl has obviously told Susan everything and she can't see why Toadie is blaming him, especially given that it wouldn't have changed the prognosis either. He is though happy to wear it, if it helps Toadie deal with it although admits it is hard not being able to fully support them.
Mrs Punt declines the offer of an ambulance being called to make sure she is okay, she wants the police because she has been assaulted! When Paul informs her that Leo is his son, she hopes he is suitably dealt with before gingerly standing up and walking away.
Their ears aren't finished getting an earful either, as Piper comes over and give them what for, including telling Paul that she doesn't “believe a thing that comes out of your mouth.”
PIPER: What you two have done is just cruel!
Amy and Sheila converse happily with each other over safe topics – Paul and Terese! When they divert and start talking about Gary (Amy thinks it's ridiculous he'll now be doing 3 job whereas Sheila thinks hard work never killed anyone!) it starts to get very tense between them.
SHEILA: I am trying to help Gary change his life so that he can respect himself again and I think you should be thanking me, not criticising!
Sheila's nagging of Gary has paid off – he's got the job he went for!
SHEILA: Stick with me Gary Canning and you can rule the world!
Sheila spots Leo heading towards then and quickly (but quietly) gives Gary the heads up on what's happened with Paul and Terese. Gary tries to empathise with Leo, but it comes out sounding more like he is putting his foot in it!
GARY: I'm really sorry, but it was always probably going to happen. And Paul and Terese only ever seem to want each other when there's someone else to play off. Me and you my friend, we're just like the pig in the middle.
Terese isn't happy at both Leo and Piper being angry with her so Paul gives her the choices – they either forget about their feelings for each other to try and salvage their relationship with Leo although Terese wonders if that is even possible!
PAUL: Or we take what's happened as a final push for us to be together.
TERESE: What, you could live with what we've done to Leo?
PAUL: No! No, I hate the fact that I've hurt him, but I also know I can't change it.
TERESE: We've waited so long, we've been through so much and I just want to be with you.
PAUL: Oh god I just want to be with you too.
The pair begin to pash but seconds later the phone rings – its reception informing her that there's been a break- in to the penthouse, and both know who the likely culprit is… Leo.
It looks like Toadie has got bad news at the accountants as he sits discussing the future of the nursery with Sonya and she just suggests that they sell it when Susan calls round.
While Toadie goes to put the kettle on, Susan quietly tells Sonya that she knows about Toadie's falling out with Karl. “It's been very hard to watch,” Sonya acknowledges and Susan wonders what she can do to get the men talking. “Maybe I just need to push harder,” Sonya wonders since space hasn't worked but as she says that, Susan begins to get worried about her friend and how overwhelmed she looks. Sonya explains that it looks like they need to sell the nursery to cover her ongoing treatment costs.
SONYA: I guess it's all hitting home.
Paul and Terese were correct, the intruder is Leo, and he is still there smashing the place up when they arrive!
PAUL: Leo, what the hell have you done?!
LEO: Just making myself feel better.
TERESE: Oh, this is so immature!
LEO: I couldn't care less what you think of me!! You've treated me like some toy in your sick game.
Paul tries to tell his son that isn't the case at all, but Leo isn't finished and accuses them of humiliating him and Terese of using him.
LEO: And if you think this is a mess, wait ‘til you see what I do to the rest of your lives.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Aaron asking Amy if she still has feelings for Gary.
- Chloe confiding in David.
- Chloe giving Mark advice.
- Mark putting back on his police uniform.