- Paul wanting to be with Terese.
- Leo angry on finding out Terese wants to be with Paul.
- Leo hurling the huge heart and it hitting Mrs Punt, causing her to fall.
- Toadie discovering Sonya is losing her hair.
- Ned rushing into the burning garage and rescuing Bea.
- Bea confronting Heath over whether he started the garage fire.
- Ned and Bea watching as Mel hands over a wad of cash to Heath.
Bea is trying to get hold of Lucas to tell him of her suspicions about Heath, however she can't get hold of him. Ned thinks she should hold back until the police report confirms it was arson, and reluctantly she agrees to wait.
Sonya tries to cover up the fact she is losing more hair to concentrate on family matters. Nell has come home from school with a drawing and Sonya asks if she is the astronaut in the drawing, but the little lass replies no, because a boy at school told her that only boys can go into space! Toadie can't believe stuff like this still happens in this day and age, but Callum tells him that in his firm, female co-workers can be totally ignored in meetings.
TOADIE: Well, we've always told Nell that girls can do anything that boys can.
TOADIE: It just takes one misinformed kid to undo all our good work, though.
CALLUM: Yeah, well, I guess all we can do is just keep sharing positive messages.
SONYA: No, that can't be it. There must be something else we can do.
David comes calling for his brother and finds Leo just awake and Piper lying asleep in his bed. He rightly decides to wait downstairs for his brother!
"Just having a bit of fun," is how Leo describes what is happening with Piper when he does get downstairs. David has spotted that Mrs Punt plans to sue Leo over what happened with the floral heart and can't believe how flippant his brother is being over it, including not going to see a lawyer.
LEO: What I need right now Is coffee. But, um thanks for stopping by.
Bea tells Elly about her suspicions about Mel and whether she could be working with Heath. Elly goes to call Mark for an update on the fire just as Chloe and Mel surface from the bedroom. Chloe comments on hearing about the fire at the garage and is thankful nobody was hurt.
BEA: Actually... somebody was almost hurt. Me. I was at the garage when the fire started.
Chloe looks shocked to hear that news, especially when Bea then adds that she "could've died." Mel though, thinks the fact Bea is fine is good enough and goes very quiet when Bea voices her idea that it was done deliberately.
CHLOE: What, they think it was on purpose? Who would want to burn down the garage?
BEA: I don't know. Maybe somebody trying to make money from it... Somebody in real estate?
Mel just laughs and its Chloe instead who asks, "are you serious?"
MEL: No, it's fine. Bea's been through a traumatic experience.
CHLOE: That's no excuse. Mel was here from mid-afternoon. I came home and I found her asleep.
Bea explains about seeing Mel hand Heath "a stuffed envelope just after the fire happened" adding that "it looked like a payment for something." Mel is quick to explain that it was simply an info pack on Robinson Pines as Heath is an interested buyer.
BEA: That was no info pack.
CHLOE: Okay, is there any evidence the ?re was deliberately lit?
BEA: Not yet.
CHLOE: Then you need to back off.
Elly comes back from calling Mark and can sensing the change in atmosphere asks, "what's going on?" Mel replies that she thinks "Bea is a little freaked out after the fire." Trying to diffuse the situation, Elly suggest to Bea that they go for a walk.
Now they are free to talk openly, Elly reassures her sister that she doesn't "trust Mel either" but equally they can't ignore Mark saying that the fire was down to a faulty power board. Bea isn't buying it and thinks it is a bit "too convenient." "That's what they found, they're not making it up," Elly replies to her sister's concerns but all it seems to have done is hit a bit of a raw nerve (Ned thinks she is always so suss on everybody) and Bea now begins to doubt herself and her claims.
Meanwhile at another table, Sonya has told Amy about their earlier situation with Nell and despite how hard she and Toadie try, "we just can't protect her from the outside world." Amy admits she never saw a female doing her line of work growing up and adds that perhaps if she had, she "probably would've gone for my dream much sooner."
Chloe checks that Mel is okay after Bea's claims, but given her real estate background, its water off a ducks back to her. Mel rejects Chloe's offer to chat to Bea on her behalf, partially because she's just started to get on okay with Elly and doesn't want to ruin that by fighting with her sister.
MEL: I'll suck it up, for the greater good.
As the continue to chat, and banter about the past, Chloe admits that she's "really glad we're back together."
The Waterhole, veranda
Paul, Amy, David and Terese sit round a table discussing the Leo and Mrs Punt situation. Amy is bemused as Mrs Punt wasn't hurt and is simply "taking advantage" but Paul thinks Leo is liable, although volunteers to have a word to see if she will back off. "And what makes you think she'll listen to you?" Sheila says interrupting their conversation (she was in the background collecting empties as they talked).
SHEILA: Sorry, but, ah, if Moneybags goes sniffing around Mrs Punt, you know, with his smart suits and his weasel words, it's just going to make her angrier.
Paul feels insulted at the "weasel words" comment but Terese feels Sheila is right, his "wheeler and dealer" persona "doesn't go down well with certain people." Somewhat reluctantly, Paul agrees to let Sheila be the one to talk to her "woman to woman" if she thinks Mrs Punt will listen.
SHEILA: Of course, she will - it's me.
Leo returns with beer and just as his back is Amy, after she spotted him glaring at the table just as they had finished talking. "Bit early for that, isn't it?" she remarks after he offers her one of his beers, but he replies its "happy hour all day today." She then suggests they go for a walk to talk because she is concerned at her brother pushing everyone away, just like Paul did.
LEO: Can you tell me - was Dad's downward spiral before or after he made my life hell for seeing Terese?
AMY: What happened to you wasn't fair, but you need to talk about it instead of sabotaging your life.
She again tries to get him to go for a walk, which he turns down because he's busy.
Sheila meets up with Mrs Punt and her opening statement is that Leo "is an idiot" before going to plead that he is a nice kid "and it was only one time." Mrs Punt is still after compensation "for the sheer indignity he put me through." Sheila changes tact to warn her that she won't get a big pay out "because Leo hasn't got a penny to his name."
MRS PUNT: Oh, pull the other one! He is a young executive.
SHEILA: No, it's his dad that's got all the bucks. Now, if it was Paul who threw the heart at you, I would be telling you to sue until the cows come home, lots to gain there! But not with little Leo.
MRS PUNT: He's a small fry?
SHEILA: Oh, the kid lives in a tin shed! You'd be lucky enough to get out of him just enough to cover your legal costs. Look, I know it was really embarrassing what happened to you but with all the decorations and what not that they were hanging around Lassiters it really could have happened to anyone.
MRS PUNT: I suppose you're right.
Sonya has done a text around and gathered a few friends round to chat with Nell... "talented and clever ladies" who "do really amazing things." She asks Nell if she wants to know what they do? The little lass does, so Terese begins by explaining she is the General Manager of Lassiters Hotel, "also known as the boss!" Yashvi adds in for good measure to much laughter from the ladies gathered.
TERESE: But I'm in charge of hundreds of people and I got there by slowly working my way up. Sometimes there were few women, sometimes none, but I didn't let that stop me. I believed in myself.
Bea is up next, and she tells Nell about having a rough time growing up but "fixing cars, it made me feel useful."
BEA: And now I love my job and I can't wait to be a full mechanic so I can work on my own.
NELL: Do you get dirty?
BEA: Yes, I do! But you know what? I love it! Us girls shouldn't be afraid of getting grimy, because grime is fun.
Once the laughter after Bea's comment dies down, its Amy that is up next. She admits to Nell that when she was her age, "I thought only boys could build things."
AMY: But now, I build everything. In fact, that's my job - I'm building a whole lot of houses right now.
And bringing up the rear is Yashvi, who although hasn't got her dream job yet, but "I really want to play for the AFLW." Sonya isn't sure the lass knows what that is (she doesn't), so explains that its "women's footy." Yashvi explains that they do "training, training, and more training!"
YASHVI: But for a while, I really wanted to give up because people kept putting me down over certain things. But now, I just want to prove them wrong.
Yashvi then throws the ball to Nell to catch and Sonya finishes off the get-together by giving Nell some final advice:
SONYA: Sweetie, there's going to be plenty of people that tell you that girls can't do things. But when that happens, I want you to remember all these wonderful, wonderful women. Yeah? They're our friends. And all of them, you know, they've, um... they've got dreams that they're... that they're chasing, or that they've already caught. And I want you to know that you can dream too. Yeah? And If you work, really, really hard, then you can be anything you want. You can be anything.
NELL: Can I go to space?
SONYA: Oh, yes! Of course, you can.
Trying to compose herself, Sonya suggests to Nell that she gives the women a cuddle and as the wee lass does just that, the tears silently roll down Sonya's face.
Mel has the bubbles ready to celebrate the news she's just heard - Lucas is selling, and she is confident that the Robinson Pines expansion will now go ahead. Bea (and Ned) pick the wrong time to enter the bar as they arrive just as Mel tells Chloe she is going to call Paul to give him the good news. At least Mel has the decency to apologise to Bea.
BEA: I'm going to lose my job.
Sheila calls round to tell Terese and Paul about getting Mrs Punt off Leo's back following her successful conversation earlier.
SHEILA: You won't hear from her again.
PAUL: Mmm, really? That's funny because I just did, via her lawyer.
TERESE: Oh. What did they want?
PAUL: To tell me that Mrs Punt thinks she's made a mistake going after Leo... without going after Lassiters first.
TERESE: What?! She's suing the hotel?
PAUL: Yes, for failing to provide a safe environment for the patrons.
TERESE: That's ridiculous! I mean, who on earth gave her the idea that Lassiters is unsafe?
SHEILA: I might... have left the iron on. Got to go check.
"Sheila!" Terese yells but it is too late, Sheila is already at the door ready to escape!
Bea hangs up after talking to Lucas on the phone, getting confirmation of what she heard from Mel. Ned tries to reassure her that she won't be unemployed for long, she is a great mechanic so will get another apprenticeship easily enough. Bea isn't too sure given her background and thinks folk won't hire her given the "place was run into the ground."
BEA: Isn't it funny, the day that I show off to Nell about how much I love my career is the day I lose it?
And as if to prove that Nell can be a spacewoman... well for now a pretend spacewoman, Callum, Yashvi and Nell are dressed up in DIY space outfits pretending the are walking on the moon.
"I'm just so proud of what we've done for Nell today," Sonya laments as she sits back watching on with Toadie and Amy. She remarks too that International Women's Day is coming up and perhaps they could do something similar, only bigger. "What are you thinking?" Amy asks and Sonya replies perhaps a new tradition, for Nell and all the women of Erinsborough. Toadie isn't sure she can handle it with her chemo, but Sonya thinks helping other people will be good for her too.
Paul assumes Terese is quiet because of the legal action from Mrs Punt, but it is Leo that she is thinking about. She is blaming herself for him "falling apart" and in hindsight, wishes she'd done things differently. "Will you stop beating yourself up?" Paul says to her and adds in that they all "played so many games with each other."
PAUL: You know what? Everything that you're feeling - the guilt, the shame - I'm feeling it too. But there's no going back, is there? Okay, Leo might be angry, but... we've got to make the bat of things, enjoy what we have together.
Leo continues to knock back the beers as he stands watching his guests play pool. Eventually a few more beers later, he sits on the sofa looking a pictures of Terese and himself on his phone.
"You don't know when to quit, do you?" Terese comments after Paul goes bust while they play blackjack, something she is happy with though, because it matches her philosophy too. She asks Paul how he feels being in #22 and he replies, "lots of memories, I suppose - good and bad."
PAUL: But I like being here with you. Although, I've got to say, it's probably only a matter of time before you stage a major coup for the left side of the bed!
Terese uses that comment to invite Paul to stayover, but he isn't sure how Piper will react although Terese points out that "she'll have to get used to it." Paul thinks it might be safer, initially at least, to stay over at the penthouse where they at least know they won't be disturbed.
Their conversation is then interrupted when they hear Leo shout "Terese!" from outside.
We then cut to outside in the street where we see a very drunken Leo yell for Terese to come out and talk to him!
LEO: I love you, Terese.
His yelling and behaviour have drawn Terese out of #22 but have equally drawn other neighbours out of their houses too (Elly, Callum and Yashvi although the later were playing footy in the street).
LEO: Please, Terese, I love you...
TERESE: Leo, calm down. Stop yelling!
LEO: Terese... Terese, I love you. Please, talk to me...
TERESE: Stop it. Stop yelling.
Mel and Chloe have already come out of #24 (a few seconds later David is out too) and then we hear the door of #22 open. Paul walks towards where Terese is standing and now gets the brunt of Leo's frustration.
LEO: Of course, he's here... You told me you wanted to be with me. You said you'd never be with him again! You! You took her from me! You're my dad, and you... You're my dad and you took her from me, and I'll never, ever forgive you!
Coming up on Neighbours
- Piper trying to talk to Paul about Leo.
- Mel confident of sealing the deal.
- Chloe pondering things.
- Sheila alarmed her book has been stolen!
- Elly after answers from Mark.