Previously on Neighbours
- Gary laughs at Sheila's book, she says the advice given is great
- Sheila tells Gary now is the time to be motivated
- Amy asks Sheila if she's piling too much pressure on Gary
- Susan questions why Toadie is blaming Karl if it's hard to diagnose ovarian cancer
- Sonya tells Susan that to pay for continuing treatment they need to sell the nursery
- Leo thinks he has a chance with Terese, he walks in on Paul and Terese kissing
- Leo in anger knocking the heart over which then pushes Vera over
- Leo tells Paul and Terese if this is a mess wait and see what will happen next
Terese comments that Leo has been very thorough as they look at the trashed front room. Paul reports that the bedrooms are mostly ok. Paul thinks that maybe Leo will stay at the Backpackers Retreat. Paul wonders how they will sort this out, Terese thinks things won't always be the same. Leo isn't known to hold a grudge usually. Paul reminds her what he has done to the apartment! Terese hopes he has worked off the worst of it. Paul says that Leo told them there would be more, Terese isn't so convinced. Paul wants to be more cautious.
Karl is telling Susan that new treatments are really expensive outside of PDS, even $40,000 a year. It is likely that Sonya would have to sell the nursery. They have to stay positive that the treatment will work. The drugs would be needed for the rest of Sonya's life to make sure the cancer doesn't return. Sonya despairs at the fairness of Sonya having to sell the business she built up after all that she is going through. The drug may or not work.
KARL: It doesn't matter how many times I see it it doesn't get any less cruel.
Susan wants to find a way to help them, they have savings of their own. Karl points out that Toadie wouldn't be so happy to accept help from himself! Susan has an idea.
Sheila is keen to talk to Gary. He has been held up at the Coffee Hut so he is rushing. Sheila is determined to fix his collar as Gary tries to get away. Sheila is gushing about how proud she is of him. He reminds her he is in a hurry and still needs to get a bite to eat on the way there. Sheila starts quoting the book, Gary reminds her he's in a hurry and eventually gets away.
Paul has come to see Leo. Paul says he doesn't plan to stay, Leo doesn't want him there. Paul was checking that Leo has a place to stay and is ok. Leo coolly tells him he has 25 beds to choose from and wants Paul to leave. Paul knows Leo is upset and can understand why. Paul points out they both own the place, things have changed but they still need to work together. Leo reminds Paul of when he and Terese got together, Paul tried to ruin the same place. Leo wonders if Paul expects him to just work calmly together to make sure the businesses still run ok. Paul promises to give Leo space and knows Leo is furious. Leo tells Paul to leave before he shows how he can be furious!
Amy greets Gary as he comes out of Harold's Cafe. Gary has got food now as he wants to be early for his first night shift. Amy can't believe Gary will be working till 6 AM! Gary promises he will sleep when he reaches home. Amy realises Gary is very tired and wants to know if he's ok. Gary insists he's ok and promises a double payment to Amy by the next week. Amy promises him she won't pressure him. Gary needs to go as he has got training before he starts his first shift.
Terese, Karl and Susan are sitting at the table by the door. Susan is looking for Terese's help for an idea to help Toadie and Sonya. Karl explains they are planning a fundraiser at the Waterhole and Terese is enthusiastic about this. They wanted to have an auction which local businesses donate to, music, games. Terese suggests the next day. This surprises Susan but she is happy to agree. Terese offers to cover the upfront deposit that will be needed. She also offers to give the food and drink profits to Toadie and Sonya, Karl and Susan are touched. Terese will sort out extra staff. Susan suggests a band or singer.
KARL: Ah Susan I thought you'd never ask!
Susan suggests Bea and thinks he could be the auctioneer instead. She will be divorcing him if he becomes a singing auctioneer! Susan suggests that Piper organises a fundraising page for people to donate who aren't able to be there. Susan will talk to Bea and Terese will talk to Piper. Karl will sort out the auction items.
Piper and Ned come into the building. Piper is on the phone to Terese. She happily agrees to do it to help Toadie and Sonya and suggests adding a link to the Lassiter's page. Piper sees Leo coming out of a room with a woman half dressed and rings off. Piper introduces herself, the girl says her name is Marta. Leo suggests Marta goes upstairs and he will follow soon. Leo explains that Marta is Czech and wonders why they are there. They admit they wanted to see how he is doing but Piper thinks Leo is doing ok, he agrees! Piper clarifies that she isn't on Terese's side, Leo is pleased about this. Piper offers to be a listening ear but Leo brushes her off.
LEO: I've moved on. Karma will get Paul and Terese.
Piper wants to know if he means exactly that as he seems so relaxed. She worries he will do something stupid. Leo wonders if they would want to be involved if that was the case. Ned says they're not doing that but Leo isn't convinced.
NED: Just don't do anything you're going to regret.
LEO: I'm not going to regret anything. (He heads upstairs.)
Bea tells Susan that she has been in touch with Shaun whilst Susan has been away. Susan is surprised as they agreed to move on. Bea knows she went against what they agreed. She wanted to tell him in person that she's not interested in anything connected to Finn. She wanted to regain some power. Susan thinks it took courage and asked how things panned out. Bea admits it didn't happen. Before Bea could speak to Shaun Ned warned him off. Susan is stunned, Bea agrees she reacted the same way. Bea didn't take it lying down and Ned has promised not to do the same thing again. Susan asks if Bea wants to meet up with Shaun again, Bea has moved on. Positive things are happening with her music and things are going well. They both agree to concentrate on the positives! Susan asks Bea to sing at the fundraiser, Bea agrees. Susan suggests she brings her stuff over tonight whilst they are decorating The Waterhole. She will rehearse this afternoon as Heath has let her have the day off. She tells Susan that Heath seems to be quite flexible!
Gary comes in, the boss points out he is late for his first shift. Gary apologises and blames it on the traffic. Gary promises not to make a habit of it. The boss explains that Gary will have his induction then explains what needs to be done. Gary tries to concentrate which annoys the boss. He offers to write down the instructions on his phone. The boss repeats that Gary needs to get rid of the damaged cartons. The boss wanders off.
Sonya, Susan, Karl and Toadie are sitting around the table. Susan is telling about the fundraiser and Sonya is touched. Susan tells them how quickly they've put it together. She checks that they don't mind, Sonya is overwhelmed!
SUSAN: The community loves you. Everyone wants to help.
Sonya asks what they are required to do. Susan tells them that Terese has sorted the venue and they have sorted out nearly everything. Sonya and Toadie want to be involved and really appreciate this. Toadie feels fortunate to have Susan, Susan points out that Karl suggested it to Terese. Toadie ignores this and asks what time they need to be there. Susan says they've got a meeting planned and will then decorate The Waterhole. She reassures them they aren't required to help. Sonya and Toadie agree to find a babysitter and thanks Susan and Karl for always being there for Toadie and her. Sonya mentions the wonderful tribute Karl wrote for Toadie's fundraiser, Karl awkwardly shrugs it off and credits Susan as well. Toadie thanks Susan and walks off. Sonya looks exasperated and thanks Karl herself. Karl reiterates that the community will support them through it all.
Sonya sits on a bench by herself and opens up the Ramsay Street History. She looks at the picture of Karl and Susan then herself, Callum and Toadie.
It is now the evening. Amy, Terese, Susan, Karl and Sheila are standing by the bar. Terese reports that Dipi is making the banner at home, Karl volunteers to hang it up. Sheila says they can manage the rest of the decorations between themselves. The staff are coming in early to help set up the food platters. Terese offers plates and glasses from the Function Centre but Sheila thinks they won't be needed. Bea comes over and asks for Karl's help with the sound check, Amy will help them.
Susan and Terese enthuse about how well the fundraiser is coming together. Susan mentions the developments going on in her absence! She asks how Terese is, Terese admits to having up and down moments. Terese knows that she has reached the right decision in the end. Susan reflects that things haven't been easy for Paul and Terese.
TERESE: I feel terrible that us being together hurts Leo but I couldn't keep denying my feelings for him any longer.
Susan asks about the feelings Terese has for Leo. Terese admits that the feelings didn't stand the strain of all that has happened. Terese doesn't think she and Leo would have lasted even if all these events hadn't happened. Susan asks if it didn't compare to Paul, Terese states that there wasn't a competition between them. How Terese feels about Paul is different to how she loved Leo. Susan says that Paul knows Terese really, Terese agrees
Amy and Karl try out the sound check, the lights go out. Amy worries she did something wrong, Terese reassures her it must be a fuse. She promises they will sort it out shortly. Susan is sceptical about Karl messing around with things, he claims he knows what he's doing! They banter between themselves as Leo wanders in unnoticed. He looks around with a black sack in his hand before going out the back.
Paul is looking out from the balcony. Piper comes in carrying some of his things and dumps them on the coffee table. Piper is being chilly towards Paul. Paul wonders where she got them, they came from downstairs. It must have gone over the balcony. Paul is grateful to get a book back as it used to belong to Jim so to lose it would be a little disappointing.
PIPER: A little disappointed would be terrible for you.
Paul just tells Piper to say what she needs to. Piper reminds him about the chats about letting Terese be happy and Paul staying away from her. Paul has ignored Piper instead. Paul points out that Terese can make her own mind up and he didn't pressure her into this. Piper reminds him he isn't heroic or a good guy. Piper is convinced that Paul took advantage of Terese when she was confused and upset. Paul denies this but Piper doesn't think he waited very long to make a move on Terese! If Piper is upset Paul apologises but points out he is also suffering. Leo is refusing to talk to Paul. Piper acts concerned and Paul asks her to look after Leo. Piper laughs that Paul is asking her to do things for him. She will look after Leo but not for Paul's sake, because Leo is Piper's friend.
The place is still in darkness. Amy is trying to untangle the fairy lights. Sheila is holding the torch and Amy asks Sheila to lower it.
Karl is trying to hang the banner, using the light on his phone. Susan asks if it's a wise time to do it. Karl drops the banner and phone and blames Susan for distracting him! He hopes the phone will be ok as it's a new phone.
Sonya and Toadie arrive. Sonya wants to help Karl but Toadie thinks Karl is dealing with it. Toadie goes to help Amy. Sonya wants to know if he will be in the same mood, Toadie denies being in a mood. Sonya reminds Toadie that Karl has organised the fundraiser, Toadie thinks if Karl had done his job they wouldn't need the fundraiser. Sonya tells Toadie he is being unfair and walks off.
Dipi tells Toadie she thinks he is being unfair. Dipi tells Toadie that his life hasn't always been great so he can have his off moments. Dipi has got angry for less reasons than Toadie has! Dipi suggests he stops having the off moment for a day. She reminds him there are so many people wanting to support him and Sonya.
Leo is on the phone to someone. He tells them to check the cool room at The Waterhole as he thinks it is a health hazard. Leo rings off then Piper arrives. Piper asks where Marta is. Leo tries to remember who she is talking about. When he remembers her he says that she has gone now. Piper checks how Leo is, he says he's ok. Piper keeping thinking about his karma comment though she knows it's lame to keep thinking about it. Leo agrees it's lame! Piper knows he's feeling hurt but she wants to help him. He brushes her off. She turns to leave then tells him she's setting up the fundraiser at The Waterhole for Toadie and Sonya. They're not playing silly games!
LEO: I think I've made a huge mistake.
The lights come back on and everyone cheers. Terese apologises to everyone even though they don't know the cause. Karl is smug though Susan points out he definitely wasn't to blame! Toadie comes over and offers to help with the banner. Karl agrees and thanks him for the offer. (The banner says 'Support for Sonya Rebecchi'.) Karl says that the whole thing is looking good, Toadie agrees. Karl suggests getting a drink afterwards, Toadie declines the offer. Toadie explains that Yashvi can't babysit that late. Susan and Sonya look at each other, Susan crosses her fingers.
It is the next morning. Leo and Piper are coming towards The Waterhole with black bags. Piper despairs over the revenge plan. Leo tells her to keep quiet. Piper points out the whole place could shut down, Leo reminds her Paul did the same to the Backpackers Retreat. Piper despairs that they are meant to be adult age!
PIPER: You're just lucky that you actually had someone smart here to undo your idiotic plan before the fundraiser.
Piper wants him to promise he won't repeat this behaviour. No- one will find out and they can forget what's happened. Leo refuses to forget about all this.
Gary is moving the boxes onto the forklift truck. The boss arrives and Gary mentions he's about to finish. The boss reminds him all the boxes need to be moved and points to the ones still to be moved. Gary tells the boss he will move the boxes tonight. The boss reiterates it needs to happen now and asks if there is a problem with finishing it now. Gary says he will finish it now. The boss shakes his head and heads off. Gary shifts some boxes. He goes to shift some more, stumbles and the boxes fall. Gary falls onto the floor.
Coming up on Neighbours:
- Aaron asks Amy if she still has feelings for Gary
- Chloe tells David that Mark isn't into it after always wanting this
- Chloe tells Mark he can't bottle things up and it's time to talk to someone
- Mark puts his police uniform on