- Karl proposes giving Finn a neighbourhood tour in the hope of triggering his memories
- Finn tells Bea he's ashamed he treated her so badly; she tells him not to look at her like that
- Mark tells Elly he wants them to sleep in the same bed again – but only to sleep
- Mark opens Sonya's present; it's a love- lock for him and Elly
- Piper tells Terese that she's been like a different person since she's been dating Paul
- Piper departs Ramsay Street
- Chloe gives David and Aaron her first month's rent in advance
- Aaron tells David he's worried about Chloe
- Aaron humiliates Chloe in front of mystery client Max, suggesting she's resumed escort work
Paul comes in, seeking an explanation from Chloe – Max the client is in the hotel bar feeling very confused by what just happened. Paul tells Chloe to go and sort it out with him in the next ten minutes.
Paul leaves, and Chloe marches over to tear strips off Aaron for humiliating her. Aaron's still convinced she's doing escort work; she's flash with cash and they heard her say to Max that she wanted to take him somewhere more private.
CHLOE: To do business. As in my job!
AARON: Chloe – I was there last time. I went traipsing through the snow to find you after things went pear- shaped with Pierce! You were so upset!
CHLOE: Yes, I was. Which is why I wouldn't go down that road again.
She turns to David, and asks him to tell Aaron to pull his head in! But David says he's worried too, and Chloe sarcastically thanks him for the lack of trust.
CHLOE: Good to feel the love, boys.
She marches out.
Mark thanks Elly for supporting him when he opened Sonya's gift earlier. He holds her hand.
MARK: I feel like I can breathe again, and it's all because of you.
ELLY: Well, that's what marriage is all about, right? Please, keep talking to me. I can help you feel better every time; you just have to let me.
MARK: I promise I'll try. This is pretty much exactly what I thought being married would be like.
ELLY: Yeah, me too.
MARK: I like it. We make a good family.
Elly kisses him on the lips, and he seems to respond – but they're interrupted by a text alert on Elly's phone. Elly tries to ignore it, but the moment is lost and Mark seems insistent she looks at it. It's from Bea, asking Elly to go over prior to her gig later this evening. Elly says it can wait, but an uncomfortable Mark says she should go – saying he has to go to the hospital for a security shift.
Elly suggests they can pick up where they let off tonight. Mark suggests they go for dinner and a movie; and once he's gone, she looks despondent.
Terese has been on the phone to Piper; she tells Ned that it sounds like things are going well between her and Tyler, but is worried Piper might be putting on a front and that she may really want to come home, but is too proud to say so. Ned thinks Terese should take Piper at her word; and reminds Terese that she still has one daughter here.
TERESE: I never see Imogen. She's working on Finn's case day and night. It's hard not to feel like an empty- nester, when the nest is always empty.
NED: Oh, well, good to know that I make an impression (!)
TERESE: Oh, come on – you know what I mean. I miss my little chicks.
Ned suggests Terese could go and see Paul; but she admits that Piper and Imogen think Terese lets Paul call all the shots, and she thinks they may be right. Ned suggests Terese should talk to Paul about it – but to do it here, on her own turf, to avoid ceding any more control. Terese calls Paul.
Elly arrives, and is a little annoyed to find that she's been dragged away from Mark purely to give Bea sartorial advice. She almost gets into explaining this, but then backtracks and says that Bea looks perfect. Ned turns up, and agrees. Bea goes to fuss over her wardrobe some more, nonetheless, and Ned tells Elly that he thinks she may be redirecting some nervous energy because of Finn.
Elly says that Mark isn't happy about being placed on Finn's security detail today either; but when Bea comes back in the room, she pretends she was talking about something else.
BEA: He's not happy about what?
ELLY: He's not happy the fans are still complaining about the Thirteenth Doctor!
But Bea immediately knows Elly's trying not to mention Finn. She insists she's okay and won't let Finn bring her down – especially not when she has a gig.
David is filling Mark in on their plans for Finn today; Imogen has got clearance to take Finn to some new places to help trigger his memories. He'll be in a wheelchair, but Mark says he'll need to be handcuffed. David warns Mark that it may be confronting to see Finn in his current state.
DAVID: He's a different version of the man you know.
MARK: Makes no difference. I'm here in a professional capacity.
David introduces Finn to ‘Constable Brennan'.
FINN: You're Mark. I've heard a lot about you. This must be weird –
MARK: This is work, alright? I'm not here to chat. Let's get on with it.
Aaron is unrepentant for worrying about Chloe, but she tells him he's 100% wrong. He asks her to prove it, saying he knows the extra money she's been flashing about isn't from overtime.
CHLOE: Okay. You're right.
AARON: So, is it Cash For Company?
CHLOE: No – I'm getting it from somewhere else. I got another credit card (…) I know, I'm an idiot. But they just sent it to me.
AARON: How have you not learned anything from your previous mess? You can barely control yourself with one! How much have you spent on it?
CHLOE: A bit. Please don't look at me like that!
But Aaron says he's relieved; at least they can handle this. He tells her she can have her rent money back and stay for free at No 32 for now. Chloe says that's not necessary, but Aaron insists – they're going to get a fourth housemate anyway, so that will help. Aaron asks Chloe to give him the credit card; she claims not to have it, but he insists, and she reluctantly hands one over.
Chloe is moaning to Paul; she's now lost her only credit card because she's having to make excuses for the extra money she's been earning.
CHLOE: I feel completely naked!
She tells Paul that she's told Max it was all a misunderstanding; he was confused, but is fine about it. However, Paul says it's not a good look.
CHLOE: If you'd just let me be upfront about where my money's coming from, this never would've happened!
PAUL: No, we can't!
CHLOE: I've worked hard for that money. And I'd like to prove to Aaron that he doesn't always have to assume the worst of me!
Paul has had a text from Terese, asking him to call her. He ignores it.
PAUL: You know the terms of the deal.
CHLOE: This is so unfair.
PAUL: Yeah, well – we're in it now, so we've got no choice but to go through with it. Just keep our eyes on the prize, hey?
Ned is helping Bea set up for her gig, while Kyle hangs out at the bar. He comes over to introduce himself, and wishes her well for the show. Elly comes in to support, and Terese also comes over; she suggests they set up for Bea to sing in the beer garden instead tonight, as it might pull in more of a crowd. Bea and Elly begin to shift the gear.
Ned comes to ask Terese for an extension lead, but she's distracted by a message from Paul. He's apologising for missing her call, and asking her to come to the penthouse.
TERESE: So much for meeting on my turf!
She's about to go and meet him, but Ned tells her not to be a quitter. Terese is dismissive.
NED: Piper and Imogen are right, then. There's only one boss in your relationship, and it ain't you.
Chloe tells Paul she's arranged a 6pm meeting with Max at Lanzini's; Paul tells her he's rescheduled, so to make it 6.30. They can discuss anything she needs to know beforehand later on.
Terese turns up. Paul asks if they can walk and talk, as he's late for a meeting – but Terese is on the warpath, and wants a proper conversation, ‘not some brush- off between meetings'.
PAUL: Okay, well, talk to the front reception, and they can book you in.
PAUL: I'm kidding!
He suggests they convene tonight, here; he'll get the restaurant to send up something special. Terese is won around, and tells him to go for his meeting. Once he's gone, Terese admits her kids are giving her a hard time about how Paul is wearing the trousers in their relationship.
CHLOE: Alpha's gonna alpha!
TERESE: What does that mean?
CHLOE: Well, Paul's an alpha, which means he's dominant, and takes control. That's what you find sexy about him, right?
TERESE (laughs): Maybe.
CHLOE: But the flipside is, there can only be one alpha in a pack. When you love someone like Paul…
TERESE: … you'll always be number two.
Paul and Kyle are discussing plans for Robinson Pines. We learn that the council is unhappy with some serious problems at Grease Monkeys and the unit next door. Kyle promises to get onto them;
Paul suggests Amy can help with contacts for that.
PAUL: She and your dad looked pretty happy, didn't they – celebrating their engagement earlier?
Kyle tries not to be drawn on talking about Gary and Amy, but Paul persists, asking Kyle what it's like having to play happy families with them.
KYLE: I reckon it's a bit easier than you cutting your son's lunch!
Kyle asks if Paul can send him the council contacts directly, but Paul insists he liaise with Amy – that's part of her handover duties. Kyle agrees, and leaves, just as Terese turns up. She remarks that Germany was a long way away for Paul to reach out for a project manager.
PAUL: But worth it, if it's gonna help develop the career of a treasured family friend!
TERESE (laughs): And Kyle's that?
PAUL: Oh, Terese – you know me. I'm the Cannings' biggest fan (!) (…) Look, if you can hire anyone you want, isn't it best to choose someone who ticks a few other boxes as well?
TERESE: Like breaking up Amy and Gary?
PAUL: Don't know what you're talking about – that's out of my control.
TERESE: They're people, Paul.
PAUL: Amy, sure, yeah.
TERESE: They're not chess pieces you can move around however you want!
Paul promises that he and Kyle haven't agreed to any grand plan to break them up. It's just business; and if in the process, Amy does realise she chose the wrong Canning, then so be it! He kisses her, saying he'll see her at the penthouse tonight. Terese looks annoyed.
Bea and the Keyboardist are set up in the beer garden for her gig. Among the spectators are Aaron, Elly, Ned and a few extras.
However, unbeknownst to them, David is pushing Finn through the courtyard towards the pub, flanked by Mark and another policeman. Finn is asking Mark questions about his past, and specifically his involvement with Bea and the garage – but Mark says he has no intention of giving Finn a history lesson.
Meanwhile, Bea's first song has begun; and David inadvertently wheels Finn into Bea's line of sight. He tries to turn the wheelchair around, but Finn puts on the brakes. Bea sees him, and stops mid- song, running inside the pub.
FINN: Bea, I'm sorry – I didn't mean to scare you. Bea!
Mark restrains Finn as he becomes agitated in the chair. Ned and Elly rush inside to look after Bea.
Bea rushes past Kyle, upset; he asks what's wrong but she doesn't answer. Elly comes in and takes Bea to sit down.
Terese confronts David, demanding to know why he's brought Finn into the complex. Ned then angrily confronts Finn, saying he should knock his head off – but Mark keeps him at a distance, telling him to go and check on Bea rather than causing a scene.
MARK: You barely escaped assault charges last week. You don't want to do anything stupid.
NED: You go anywhere near Bea again, and I swear to god –
MARK: Alright. He got the message.
Ned reluctantly goes inside. Terese demands to know who gave approval for Finn to be here. Mark says it was Paul, which leaves Terese speechless.
Indoors, Kyle brings Bea a glass of water while Elly comforts her. Bea's concerned that Finn may have knew she was here, and had come deliberately to disrupt her concert. Elly insists Finn can't hurt her anymore.
ELLY: Finn is no longer a threat.
KYLE: Finn Kelly?
KYLE: The psychopath who messed with my sister?
Finn begs David and Mark to take him to the pub so he can apologise to Bea, but they're having none of it, and wheel him off in the opposite direction. Mark tells Finn he doesn't get to decide where he goes.
MARK: After what you did, you're lucky you even get to see the sky.
Bea is chatting to Elly and Ned.
BEA: Music was my one thing, you know – the one thing that was completely mine, and Finn never got anywhere near. But now he's in it.
ELLY: He's not.
BEA: Well, he is! And I feel like I'm never gonna get away from him.
ELLY: No, that's not true. Showing up once at one gig for ten seconds – that has absolutely no impact on your music. Your songs and your lyrics – all of it – comes from within you. He can't touch that. And music – music is what you've used to get past him. It's absolutely your greatest weapon.
Mark turns up, and apologises to Bea for inadvertently bringing Finn to the gig, saying it was completely unacceptable. He admits that it took a while to get Finn back to the hospital, as he wanted to say sorry; and now he's written Bea a letter.
MARK: Which I'm guessing I should bin?
BEA: Yeah. Or burn.
Mark goes to leave; he asks Elly if she's coming, but under the circumstances she wants to stay with Bea. But she suggests they have some alone time together tomorrow. Mark agrees.
David is feeling bad for letting Finn gatecrash Bea's concert, and Aaron provides a sympathetic ear. Then, Aaron tells David that Chloe's newfound wealth is thanks to a second credit card – which David agrees is a relief. Aaron admits he's told Chloe she can stay for free for a while to help manage her debts; David isn't thrilled, and Aaron says they should find a new housemate soon. Kyle appears.
KYLE: Did I hear something about a housemate? (…) This, gentlemen, is your lucky day!
Meanwhile, Terese moans to Chloe about the chaos that Finn's visit has caused. She's trying to get hold of Paul to tear strips off him for approving Finn's visit, but he's not answering his phone. Sick of chasing after Paul, she asks Chloe to tell him to meet her at No 22 at 8pm. Chloe nods approvingly.
Bea is playing her guitar, working out a new song featuring the refrain, ‘sorry won't turn back time'. Elly has made tea and comes to join her.
Finn is sitting on his bed with his laptop. He's watching an online video of Bea singing ‘Oh Holy Night' at Christmas; we can see Sonya and Toadie swaying along in the foreground. Finn smiles inscrutably.
Paul and Terese are arguing about Finn coming to the complex; Paul says he assumed Terese was across it, as the request came from Imogen. But Terese is still cross, so Paul apologises; from now on, he'll leave operations to her. He tries to convince her to come back to the penthouse with him for a seven- course meal.
TERESE: I'm not joining you.
PAUL: Why's that?
TERESE: I don't feel comfortable about the way you see yourself above everyone else. Including me.
PAUL: It's just a meal, Terese.
TERESE: It's not just that. It's your attitude towards Amy and Gary. Flying Kyle in. Expecting me to dance to your tune, whether it's dining in the penthouse, or mopping up your mess at work! (…) Listen, I know you don't always mean it – but the fact is, you treat people like some sort of personal play- thing of yours. And I'm not that!
PAUL (flirty): No, you most definitely are not!
TERESE: Paul, if this relationship's gonna work, we have to be equals.
PAUL: We are equals!
TERESE: No – no, we're not. And if we are going to be, then… you need to make some sacrifices. I want you to move in here. With me.
TERESE: That's the deal.
PAUL: Terese… I've had my time living in this house, eh? Besides, what if I don't want to?
TERESE: Well, then, that's your choice. But if not, I can't see this relationship working.
Paul looks worried.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Mark says, ‘we can't rule out an accident just yet'
- Ned asks Bea, ‘what if he got someone to do it for him?'
- Imogen tells Finn she can't represent him if he changes his plea
- Elly demands Dipi tell her what ‘The Tower' means; she replies ‘danger, and sometimes a crisis'