- Leo declaring that he's moved on... with Piper!
- Terese and Piper arguing over the news she's with Leo.
- Beverley confirming to Karl that Finn can't fake the results.
- Beverley confirming that Finn does have amnesia.
- Imogen quizzing her brother.
- Imogen volunteering her legal services to Finn.
- Susan confirming, she wants the old Finn back again, so it is the right one that is going to jail.
- Karl volunteering to help Finn remember who he is.
Susan is curious to know the reasons behind Karl's suggestion of taking Finn on a tour of the neighbourhood. Karl explains that emotional reminders might prompt Firm to regain his memories. He confirms that Clive and the police have given the idea the thumbs up but for his supervised community visit, Finn will have a doctor and a police officer with him at all times. Ned asks where they will visit and Bea automatically says the street, which Karl presumes so, because they'll be places that were significant in his past. The pair are even less keen when Karl breaks it to them that he'd prefer if they stick around too, because familiar faces could trigger a response.
As the school is going to be involved, Susan heads off to get things organised there and Ned turns to Bea to ask if she wants "be involved in this" because "no- one expects you to."
BEA: Actually...I want to be. If I can help Finn get his memory back, it's going to make things easier. And then I can hate him, and he can go to jail.
As Shaun gets him ready, Finn admits he is terrified of leaving the hospital and facing "everyone I hurt." He begs his brother to promise "you'll still be there for me," if the memories return and he becomes the 'old Finn.' "I'm your brother," Shaun is quick to reply as well as putting a reassuring hand on Finn's shoulder.
Terese has gathered her daughters for a family meeting, not to talk about what is happening in Piper's life as she thought, but instead to tell the pair about Finn's supervised visit (since he lived there for a wee while) and to see if they are comfortable about Finn coming into #22. Piper agrees... as long as she hasn't to be nice! As she didn't know Finn, Imogen leaves them to it citing she has work to do...including answering the phone as Finn's brother is calling her!
David is surprised at Karl asking him to be the one to accompany Finn on his trip out of the hospital - Clive has forbidden Karl from the role as he's "rocked the boat too many times!" He confirms that he will be there though, but simply as a neighbour, and part of asking David is that he is familiar with Finn's medical history plus it will help reassure the RSRs keeping "an eye out for them, rather than a stranger." "I can see the sense in that," David replies, plus with it being a "fascinating case," agrees to Karl's request.
"Seems like a smart choice," Ned comments after Bea tells him that Elly is missing the Finn visit thanks to a job interview. He still isn't happy she is participating, and she bluntly tells him "I'm going to do this whether you like It or not," but it would be nice if he'd "be in my corner." "Always," he reassures her with but as they hug, you can see he isn't exactly happy.
Imogen is surprised to hear from the brothers and admits she is nervous about it getting out to her family, but they are after some advice about the community visit. Finn asks what he should do if he starts to remember things and her reply is "to stay quiet until you sought further counsel." Shaun thinks its good advice, but Finn seems almost appalled by it as his memory coming back "makes things simpler for the victims I've hurt."
FINN: I have to try, for them. But if it does work...I lose this second chance of living a better life.
Imogen tells him to simply focus on "getting through today" and they'll take it from there, but they can always call her afterwards.
Just at that, the policeman tasked with the job comes in to collect Finn, beginning with putting on a set of handcuffs before wheeling him out.
Susan confirms the plans for Finn's visit with the Vice Principal Renata, and after rejecting the opportunity to go home, is questioning Susan's judgement. Sticking to the party line, Susan replies that Finn's visit is a medical matter and that the police have approved it, she is just facilitating it.
RENATA: He tried to kill us all.
SUSAN: The doctors are confident that he's no longer dangerous.
RENATA: And if you believe that, why all the elaborate precautions?
SUSAN: Because I don't want anyone to feel unsafe or uncomfortable.
RENATA: That ship has sailed.
Susan then gets a call to say the visits are on schedule, Finn is in Ramsay Street, and will call again to say when he is on the way to the school.
Shaun helps his brother out of the police car and into his wheelchair. Finn looks rather overwhelmed as we head into the commercial break.
Break over and the only reason Finn knows where he is, is because he saw the sign for the street. Shaun wheels him around so that he can see all the houses but the only reason he knows some of the houses (and who lives in them) is because of his police interview and from what he's heard.
Before they head into #22, Karl pulls Shaun aside for a word - if this visit doesn't work, "Finn's presence here in Erinsborough could be very distressing for a lot of people," but Shaun is quick to remind Karl that "it's pretty upsetting for him, too." Conceding the point, Karl then asks if he's considered moving Finn to another hospital until the court case. "I'll talk to him, it's up to Finn," Shaun replies, and Karl explains that it isn't - because of his cognitive situation, Finn's been declared unfit to make his own decisions.
KARL: You have his medical power of attorney.
SHAUN: So, If I want him moved, he has to go?
KARL: Yeah. Could be the bat thing for everyone.
SHAUN: I'll think about it but I'm not doing anything Finn doesn't agree to.
Terese is trying to be nice to Finn, explaining to him that he rented one of their rooms. However, Piper is the total opposite, almost trying to 'knife' Finn because him staying there was in return of tutoring Xanthe, or as Piper puts it, for him, the "tutoring was practically grooming."
PIPER: You almost ruined my best friend's life. Twice.
David is the one with his voice to chastise Piper and to also remind her that Finn "suffered a serious brain injury and has no awareness of doing those things." Finn acknowledges that he's been told "everything I did" and that "I should hear it from the people involved." That is like a red rag to a bull as far as Piper is concerned!!
PIPER: So, did they tell you the part where you stole my pain meds and then poisoned Susan? And then a child and let Xanthe take the rap?
FINN: I didn't know that they were your pills. Look, I'm sorry for involving you and for betraying your trust by doing in under your roof.
PIPER: Yeah, well, apologising does nothing now.
"That's true," Finn acknowledges before asking how old she is and Piper replies, "I'm 19."
FINN: Look, this might sound crazy but...so am I. I was your teacher, but through my eyes... you could be one of my mates at Uni.
Finn is starting to get upset, and Shaun immediately reassures him that he is okay, but Finn isn't finished yet.
FINN: Imagine you woke up one day, as you are now. You found out 12 years had passed, and you'd done all these terrible things. Can you imagine what that's like?
Solemnly Piper replies that she can't, before David suggests that its time they head back to the hospital, but Finn refuses to go.
FINN: No, I need to keep going.
Putting on a united front, Bea and Ned walk out onto the garage forecourt to meet Finn and the entourage. David asks Bea to explain Finn's connection to the garage and she tells him that while they were together, she worked here. "When I was pretending to be called Patrick?" he asks for clarification and immediately she comments about the similarities of him faking to need a wheelchair to him being in one now.
FINN: I promise, this is real. Being in a coma for months takes its toll.
BEA: Back then, you claimed you couldn't leave the house, you were too anxious to meet my family.
NED: Yeah, except it was all a lie. You left the house all the time.
Bea is sure that he spied on her at the garage and that he broke in causing trouble for her and her then boss Mark (who she adds is married to her sister Elly). She isn't finished with the trip down memory lane either!
BEA: You used me to frame her to run over Xanthe. You dressed me up as Elly and made me walk over there so I was seen on camera. I was such an idiot to fall for it.
David asks Finn if "any of this resonating with you?" He replies no, but admits that when he looks at Bea, it feels like he's known her "my whole life." Ned takes offence at that and demands and explanation.
FINN: Just that I can tell that she's an incredible person and I'm ashamed that I treated you so badly, even though I don't remember it.
Bea then tells Finn not to look at her like he is doing because that is how Patrick looked at her.
FINN: Even knowing all the terrible things I did, I believe I must have genuinely cared for you.
NED: You abused her. You didn't care for her or anyone else!
Bea has heard enough and asks that Finn be removed, even though he wants to stay to hear more about their relationship.
As they walk back to the police car, David tells Shaun they have one more stop, but he isn't "sure we should be around these people anymore."
And the final stop on Finn's tour is the school and Susan isn't mincing her words, commenting that his ambition to run this place was "pathological."
SUSAN: You were ruthless. Most recently, the targeted the auditorium. The police believe that you dragged cyanide canisters from the photo lab and then climbed up into the vents with them.
Susan is taken aback when Finn thanks her for pushing him off the cliff so he couldn't go through with his plan. "Is this still all unfamiliar to you?" David asks and Finn describes what he's heard as a "horrible story about somebody else."
DAVID: Triggering recall doesn't always mean fully formed memories. It can simply be an emotional reaction.
FINN: But I'm having an emotional reaction.
DAVID: I mean, a resonance from the past. An echo of the feelings that drove you to your actions here.
FINN: That's what I don't get it. How did I become someone who manipulates women and attacks children? Shaun...you told me something happened that changed me, but you wouldn't say what. The expert said if I had questions, you should...you should tell me. So?
"It may help," David says, to get Shaun to open up, and so he does by saying than during a semester break, he dropped out of school and talked Finn into going to South America together. "And we had fun?" Finn asks but Shaun can't continue, its Susan who tells him that "what happened to you was...was horrific" and if he really wants to know. Silently nodding his head is confirmation that he does.
Terese still seems shaken up after Finn's visit, unlike Piper who once she's told Xanthe, refuses "to waste any more energy on him."
PIPER: Imogen, you weren't here when he was a manipulative monster, okay? Trust me, he does not deserve your sympathy.
While Terese (and Piper) is distracted by a call from Paul, Imogen sneaks a look at her phone and sees a message from Shaun saying they are back at the hospital and that Finn is upset.
As David checks Finn over, Shaun tells him that Imogen will be dropping by later. Finn isn't sure if Imogen (and everyone else) feels sorry for him over what happened in Colombia and asks David if his "personality changed because of what I went through?" David is sure that the injuries sustained then is what led to the aneurysm in 2017.
FINN: So, my brain was messed up?
DAVID: The damage wasn't only physical. I also saw your psych reports and they're quite harrowing.
Finn seeks confirmation that he changed after getting back and Shaun recalls that he was "cold, even cruel" and pushed everyone away.
FINN: And Mum didn't care what happened to me.
David goes to leave the brothers alone and mentions that one of our psychiatrists will be here soon. Shaun mentions Karl's suggestion that he changes hospital to one "somewhere far away." "What do you think?" an unsure Finn asks and while does think that Karl could be right, equally he feels after today, "you put yourself through all that today and for what?" Shaun feels that Finn should be focusing on "getting better, not digging up the past." Finn knows that he will "have to face it all sometime," as he will be charged by the police soon. Shaun wonders then if "being here is making all this harder on you?"
FINN: Let's request a transfer.
Susan is telling Ned and Bea about having to tell Finn about his family refusing to pay the ransom when he was kidnapped and that he broke down completely after hearing it. "Darling, it's not your responsibility to do anything," Karl reminds his wife.
Ned spots his sister walk to the counter after entering the café to see how Piper and Terese are after Finn's visit. "Oh, fair to say they're a little weirded out but they'll be fine," she replies before asking if it triggered any of Finn's memories? "No, I don't think so," Susan replies, he was "just confused and upset." Imogen then enquires if they'll do any more visits and Karl replies that he doesn't think so and tells those gathered what he told Shaun - because he didn't see any memory progress with the visit, he thinks it would be best if Finn goes to another hospital away from Erinsborough and has just had a text from to say that is going to happen. Bea is already feeling relived to hear the news that the likely next time she will see Finn is in court.
KARL: I know how hard this is on you and Bea, but we need to stop having any involvement with him.
SUSAN: You should have seen him at the school, Karl. He was just...just broken.
BEA: Yeah, that's what I hate. I start to feel sorry for him and I just... I can't go down that track again.
SUSAN: No- one would blame you for wanting to wash your hands of him, but... I just feel sick at the thought of him going to prison in this state.
NED: That's not our problem.
KARL: No, It Isn't. Finn moving away is a good thing and I worry the more time you spend with him, the more likely you are to forget what he did to you.
While the quartet chatted in the café, Imogen was a very interested listener and has come to the hospital to tell the brother that they "should reconsider."
IMOGEN: Regardless of how hard it is, stay in Erinsborough, any day now, you're going to be charged for your crimes and your only choice is to plead guilty.
SHAUN: (confused) Even with amnesia?
IMOGEN: Legally, it makes no difference. The evidence is indisputable and you claiming that you're innocent would just seem callous.
FINN: She's right. I'm pleading guilty.
IMOGEN: Which means It comes down to the sentencing. The kind of charges you'll be facing usually mean prison's inevitable.
FINN: Then that's it. My victims deserve justice.
IMOGEN: So do you. A non- custodial sentence is possible in extraordinary circumstances. And if your case is not extraordinary, then I don't know what is.
Shaun isn't sure how staying in Erinsborough helps and Imogen explains that as the judge will want to hear from your victims, the more they see of you, the more sympathy they'll feel for you. "You're hoping they'll be persuaded into going easy on me?" Finn remarks but Imogen's take is that she wants to give him "every possible opportunity to see that you're no longer the man they feared. That you're not dangerous anymore."
IMOGEN: I want to represent you.
FINN: (confused) But people will hate you.
IMOGEN: I can handle that. Bottom line is, if you agree to stay in Erinsborough, I will fight to keep you out of jail.
Shaun calls round to tell everyone that Finn has changed his mind, he is going to stay in Erinsborough until he is sentenced. A very surprised Karl asks, "what's brought this on?" and Shaun replies that they've had some legal advice. Ned sarcastically can't but help comment that Finn is "lawyering up!"
SHAUN: I'm sorry, it's not what you wanted to hear.
It then dawns on Bea that it means Finn will keep coming out into our neighbourhood, to which Shaun confirms but emphasising that it will be "under supervision." Ned tells Karl that they have to get to Finn and convince him to "change his mind," and Karl has to break the news that its not Finn's decision to make.
SHAUN: I'm in charge of all Finn's decisions but I won't make him do anything he doesn't want to so, it's just how it is.
Shaun exits the house after saying that and Ned rushes to follow him but stops and tells the others that Shaun "should force Finn to go."
"Shaun, make him leave!" Ned yells in his hast to catch up with him but Shaun isn't changing his mind one bit. Ned tries to insult Shaun, call him "pathetic."
NED: Just make him leave!
SHAUN: He's staying, so get used to it!
Sadly, red rag to a bull time has descended on Ned and he pulls Shaun to back and punches him!
Coming up on Neighbours
- Gary asking someone on the phone "Did it come...come through?"
- Paul wanting Sheila to spill the beans.
- Yashvi not believing Piper when she claims Leo and she are simply "hanging out."
- Mark pulling back after he and Elly pash.
- Elly sneakily drinking alcohol.