- Paul contacting Beverly to assess Finn.
- Beverly meeting Shaun.
- Susan surprised to hear she's to tell Finn about pushing him off the cliff.
- Finn forgiving Susan.
- Amy resigning from Robinson Pines.
- Mrs Punt being floored courtesy of a gigantic heart thrown by Leo!
- Leo being forced to apologise to Mrs Punt as part of a settlement deal.
- Leo and Piper coming up with a codeword for themselves.
- Piper muttering the codeword in her sister's presence.
- Chloe inadvertently telling Imogen about Leo being involved with someone and the codeword they are using.
- Imogen confronting Piper and demanding either telling Terese herself or she will do so.
Leo and Piper discuss whether they should tell Terese or not – he wants to, she doesn't. However, as he rightly says, once someone finds out, others inevitably do too! He is worrying about something else – the apology to Mrs Punt and Piper volunteers to accompany him when he does.
Meanwhile, Paul is still bothered about Amy quitting however doesn't want to head back to #22 with Terese and invites her instead to go to the Penthouse.
Bea and Susan are both having sleep issues (Finn plus Bea's impending new boss). Susan tells her niece that tomorrow morning is the last of Finn's tests and so in the afternoon he could be charged, even though the questioning of him so far is coming back as ‘I can't remember'.
SUSAN: Then it will be up to the courts.
Susan is still convinced the amnesia is genuine whereas Bea just wants to wait and see what all the test results say.
BEA: You'll see, none of what he's saying is true.
We're in dreamland with Paul and Jim (no bauble this time!)
JIM: Robinson Pines, what kind of tribute is that to me? Arson. Hiding evidence.
PAUL: (muttering) I wasn't hiding.
JIM: You're all money, money, money. The same mistakes over and over and over again.
PAUL: (muttering) Dad, I…
Amy had to leave, you gave her no choice.
PAUL: (muttering) No, no, she didn't leave.
JIM: So much for being the man you wanted to be.
After Jim has said that last big, we hear a big cackle and a startled Paul wakes up because Terese has shaken him awake (he was sleeping on the couch). He is a bit disorientated after his “bad dream” but reassures her he is okay, although doesn't want to talk about it, and he will be back to bed in a minute.
Lassiters foyer (next day)
Imogen is catching up with her bother over the expose to the West Warratah Star, although she is more worried that Mel won't get a fair trial! She asks if Finn has been charged yet (not yet) but Ned is looking forward to that happening so that he is locked up.
Finn is being prepped for the next test – an EEG where he's to wear a head cap with lots of leads (to map his brain activity) while being asked questions by Beverly. The hope is that while new information stimulates the cerebrum, old information (the stuff Finn shouldn't remember if he has amnesia) will stimulate the hippocampus, which means that Finn does remember, even if he claims not to.
After reassuring Shaun that she will go easy on Finn, Karl wonders if he can manipulate the results but Beverly is 100% certain that can't be done.
KARL: I hope so because this innocent act of his is making it impossible for Susan to move on.
SHAUN: You don't know it's an act.
BEVERLY: (intervening) Either way, we'll have an answer soon.
Mrs Punt has arrived to hear the apology from Leo and to subtly drop into the conversation she plans on moving into #34. When Leo begins to read the apology, he sounds so monotone that Paul steps in to reassure Mrs Punt that Leo is taking it seriously and adds that as well as being closely supervised, he will also be undergoing anger management counselling. “He doesn't seem very sorry,” she comments on his demeanour and Terese quickly steps in to reassure her that he is.
LEO: (to Paul/Terese) Do you want me to keep reading or do you guys want to do the sucking up for me?!
Mrs Punt is offended at that comment and goes to leave after handing over her coffee to Imogen. Terese has one final go at appealing to her, trying to get her to understand that Leo's broken- hearted frame of mind was why the incident occurred.
TERESE: The poor boy, he just needs some time and some space and our support to mend his broken heart.
LEO: Its mending fine actually. In fact, I've moved on already with Piper!
Cue lots of open mouths as we head into the commercial break!
Mrs Punt is still furious over what happened before the break and can't get out of the penthouse quick enough.
MRS PUNT: I want nothing to do with your family and your tawdry love lives.
Imogen at least suggests they go to the office to sort the payment out, which she thoroughly approves of, so she can wash her hands “of this entire debacle.”
Meanwhile Leo tries to apologise to Piper but before he can really do that, a very irate Terese comes over to have it out with him over his choice of “punishment” by seducing her daughter. The duo try to escape but Terese hasn't finished with them yet, and tries to tell Piper that Leo is using him.
TERESE: I thought you'd have more self- respect than that.
Piper really doesn't know what to say back, other than “wow” and Leo pulls her to head down the stairs, Terese yells at once more at the pair:
TERESE: I can't believe either of you could stoop this low.
Beverly informs Shaun, Susan and Karl that Finn's amnesia is real. She isn't sure if its permanent, or as to when his memories post 2007 will return… if at all. Susan recalls how her memory returned and what triggered its full return but given the circumstances (him being under police guard) Beverly is unsure what could trigger his memory return. “Good luck,” she tells them, with her services no longer required as Finn's care will be passed onto the Erinsborough Hospital staff.
SHAUN: So, this is real.
BEVERLY: Its real. And that's something you're all going to have to come to terms with. And try to prepare yourselves for whatever it is that happens next.
While they wait for their coffees, Ned and Bea discuss the news from the hospital with a very interested listener it would appear – Imogen!
Paul is trying to look on the bright side of what happened upstairs, they now don't have the headache of Mrs Punt! They do though have the issue on how to handle Leo and Piper, with Paul fearful that without treading carefully, they risk pushing the pair away. She is curious to know why he is being so calm about things and he initially replies walking away from the situation. Paul then also reveals that he's been wondering lately how his own dad would have acted with Leo and also what he expects as being a father and a son. “Do you have any answers?” Terese asks and Paul replies no but is hopeful a chat with Beverly later will help.
Piper is still fuming, she wished they'd been able to talk to them “like adults” rather than the way things evolved. Leo tries to apologise, and wonders if it's the end of them, but Piper needs time to think.
“I'm not in the mood,” Leo tells his dad after he swaps places with Piper. Paul isn't out to judge, he simply wants to know why Leo is doing this? “Because Piper and I like each other, we have fun together,” is Leo's reply which Paul finds quite amusing, well the ‘fun' comment and informs his son he can do that with anyone!
LEO: I don't need to justify myself to you, we're both adults, we don't need our parents' permission.
PAUL: Yeah, but you can't deny how this looks.
“Are you trying to hurt Terese?” Paul asks, but Leo doesn't care what either of them thinks and isn't impressed at Paul coming to try and “play the good dad.”
LEO: After everything you've done, you don't have that right. You're a hypocrite.
Finn is being brought up to date on things by Shaun when they receive a visitor – Imogen. She explains to Finn that she is a lawyer and that he might need some advice.
Paul thanks Beverly for coming to meet him but she is still curious to know why he recommended her, “I know it wasn't just for me medial expertise,” she adds! “Something unsettling happened to me at Christmas,” he replies.
Its war between the sisters over how the news came out – Imogen wishes Piper had been a bit more discreet although as the lass rightly points out, she wasn't the one that spilt the beans! Imogen isn't at all impressed, or taken, by Leo and when Terese arrives, Piper wonders if she should leave to enable the pair to continue their “character assassination!”
“No,” Terese replies then apologises to her youngest for what she said to her, the last thing she wanted was for Piper to get hurt by Leo.
TERESE: Do you honestly see yourselves getting into a relationship?
PIPER: We've always been friends, so what if we sleep together sometimes?!
TERESE: Because this is not like you. You've always been either all or nothing.
Piper is insulted by Terese being “territorial” of her now and thinks Terese can't expect Leo to not be with other people after she dumped him! When Terese mentions she's talked with Paul about it, that's like a red rag to a bull with Piper, she doesn't want to hear a bit of Paul's advice “parroted out of your mouth.”
“So, am I crazy or what?” Paul asks after finishing telling Beverly what happened. Beverly puts his hallucination down to a mild concussion, but Paul wonders why now, why after 25 years. She turns the question around by asking him why now with Robinson Pines being built in Jim's honour? “It seemed like the right time,” Paul says, adding that he wanted to show his dad “how I felt.”
BEVERLY: (astonished) You think he didn't know you loved him?
It then twigs with Beverly why Paul is feeling guilty – he wasn't there when Jim died. “I came back for the funeral,” he replies but of course he didn't get closure while Jim was alive.
BEVERLY: You never got to tell him how you felt. Or be reassured about his feelings for you.
Paul is almost in tears by this point and with a softly voice, she reassures him that she knew how Jim felt about his son, “I know he was proud of you.” He isn't convinced though, after Jim listed all his failures when he “saw” him and is now dreaming about his dad again. “They're just dreams,” Beverly points out and if he really wants to see it as something else, she suggests treating it like “a wakeup call.”
BEVERLY: It's not for me to say Jim was proud of you, you need to be proud of yourself.
As they sit outside Harold's, Susan and Karl discuss Beverly's assessment of Finn. Both wish that it had shown a different answer, although Karl doesn't think the amnesia should be an excuse for him not to be prosecuted. While he gets Susan's stance, he wishes that she'd show Finn less sympathy as he doesn't deserve it. Susan thinks that “young Finn” is a nice person, one that has forgiven her, so thinks she should do the same back to him. “You're splitting hairs,” Karl points out and is insistent that the Finn that committed the crimes is in there somewhere.
Looking for an exit point, he asks what she sees wants to see happen, assuming that she doesn't want him to go free. She agrees with him on that point, and wonders if the police could perhaps put the charges on hold to allow him treatment to try and retrieve his memories.
KARL: Do you want the old Finn back again?
SUSAN: As awful as it sounds, maybe. At least then it would be the man who tormented us going to jail, we wouldn't be condemning an innocent man. I mean that's not justice, that's… its just cruelty. I can't stand by and let that happen.
Piper and Leo compare notes on their “irritating follow up chat with a parent” when they meet up with one another. She is determined not to finish things with him because her mum says so and indeed, they waste no time in continuing the nocturnal activities… without the codeword since its all out in the open.
Karl enters Finn's room and acknowledges that he has the right to tell him to leave. However, after acknowledging that Finn's amnesia claim is true, Karl asks what he is “going to do now.” “I guess that's up to the police,” Finn replies and admits that he isn't sure if he wants to get his memories back when Karl asks.
FINN: Maybe I'm better off like this. I feel hopeful that I can make a difference to the world but its not the truth. I need to accept I did those things, and I need to feel remorse. Really feel it.
Karl points out that it will be confronting regaining the memories, but Finn thinks it will be worse not remembering what led to him doing those things. “I want to help you,” Karl tells him, acknowledging that it will be tricky convincing the board and the police.
KARL: I want to help you remember who you were, if you'll let me.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Terese running past a possible visitor with her daughters.
- Finn turning up on Ramsay Street
- Bea standing up to Ned.
- Karl fearing for Susan.