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Neighbours Episode 8088 from 2019 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 8088
Australian and UK airdate: 24/04/19
Writer: Holly Alexander
Director: Simone Buchanan
Guests: Finn Kelly: Rob Mills
Imogen Willis: Ariel Kaplan
Shaun Watkins: Brad Moller
Keyboardist: Adam Rigley (archive footage, uncredited)
- "Sorry" by Bonnie Anderson
Summary/Images by: Liam/Graham
- Toadie tells the Sharma- Rebecchis that he's headed for America
- Elly sees Shaun in the courtroom, and realises Finn's brother is her child's father
- Elly tells Shaun that he's the father
- Shaun tells Elly he'll keep the secret, but that he needs something in return
- Sure enough, Elly surprises everyone in court by advocating a non- custodial sentence for Finn
- Next, Shaun asks Elly to convince the Kennedys to take Finn into their home
- Karl tells Susan he's worried about how the neighbours would react if they did
- Imogen tells the judge that Susan and Karl have agreed to house Finn
Ramsay Street
Karl and Susan's car pulls up in Ramsay Street; Bea and Elly have already arrived in another car. Ned, Sheila, Gary, Shane and Dipi all stand around watching. Finn gets out of the car, and they all stare at him with mingled fear and anger. He walks up the Kennedys' drive with Karl and Susan, and into...
No 28
Finn tells Susan and Karl they have a lovely home. Susan explains that Shaun is in Finn's room, preparing it for his arrival. Bea and Elly follow them into the house; Susan explains that since Elly has moved out, they'll put Finn in her old room. Elly says that's fine. There's a long, awkward silence, until Karl takes Finn for a tour of the other rooms
SUSAN: How are you two doing? I know we talked about this, but it's real now - he's here. He's in the house.
ELLY: We just need to remember Finn's not the person he used to be.
BEA: Mm. He needs somewhere to get on his feet. Seems it's the best thing for everyone in the long run.
SUSAN: Let's hope the neighbours are as understanding as you two.
No 26
But they're not - Gary is ranting and raving to Sheila and Amy about Finn moving in next door. Sheila is just as angry, and goes to call Xanthe to tell her so that she doesn't read about it in the paper first. Amy is more interested in trying to get Gary to help her with their engagement party invitations, but Gary wants to storm round and confront the Kennedys. Amy tells him cool down.
AMY: It's this type of behaviour that made you a suspect in the hit-and-run!
GARY: Amy, they need to know what we're going through!
AMY: Well, not like this! Finn is protected by the court - and if you go over there, you're just gonna cause trouble. Like Sheila did when she went after Imogen.
Amy says there will be other ways to make his feelings known. Gary reluctantly sits down again.
No 30
Dipi, Shane and Yashvi are talking about Finn's arrival too, as they tidy the house in preparation for Toadie's homecoming from America. Dipi thinks it's ridiculous that Susan is harbouring Finn after all he did to the school; Yashvi notes that Bea must be freaking out.
Toadie comes in, with Nell and Hugo. Dipi thanks him for letting them stay; Shane asks how he feels being back.
TOADIE: Uh... strange, yeah.
But he's putting a brave face on it. He says it was nice to spend time with Zoe and Walter, Sonya's half-sister and biological dad, as well as Callum. Overall, going to America was the best thing they could have done. Yashvi takes the kids outside to play, while Dipi and Shane give Toadie some peace and quiet in the living room to reacclimatise; they'll be here if he needs them.
Toadie looks traumatised and a little lost, as we close in on a framed photo of Sonya on the sideboard...
No 26
Gary has spotted the Kennedys' invite to the engagement party amongst the pile, and decides to rip it up - much to Amy's horror. He says he doesn't want Susan to be their celebrant either. Ned comes in, claiming he's seeking refuge from Imogen!
GARY: I can't believe that Bea agreed to let Finn move in!
NED: Me neither. Nothing I said made any difference, apparently.
GARY: Well, I'm thinking about not asking her to sing at the wedding.
NED: Well, it's your day.
Amy rolls her eyes. Sheila re-emerges, telling them all that Xanthe's completely freaked out by the news that Finn is living on Ramsay Street.
GARY: She must feel so betrayed. I mean, they were all in this together; now Susan's gone and flipped sides because she feels guilty.
NED: It wasn't Susan this time. Elly was the one who suggested it.
Gary's even more frustrated by this, and starts talking about going over there. Amy again talks him down, but Ned decides he's going to go himself, claiming that Elly owes them some answers. He storms out, despite Amy's protestations.
No 30
Toadie is still staring at the photo when Shane and Dipi re-emerge; they've unpacked Toadie's things for him.
TOADIE: Thanks... You know, when we were away, I nearly convinced myself it was just me and the kids on a holiday, and that Sonya was back here working.
DIPI: Hey - Toadie, whatever you need, we're here.
TOADIE: I know I've got to pack her stuff up - but I don't think I can do that just yet.
SHANE: There's no rush, mate.
Toadie decides to call Imogen and see how Finn's sentencing went. Dipi and Shane exchange a glance.
SHANE: He's not going to jail.
TOADIE: What?! Imogen got him a non-custodial sentence? How are the Kennedys feeling?
SHANE: The judge wouldn't release him unless he had somewhere to stay. He's gonna be staying with them.
Toadie looks incredulous.
No 28
Bea is giving Finn a tour of the garden.
BEA: The greenhouse is basically Karl's territory. But other than that, you should make yourself at home.
Elly, Shaun, Susan and Karl are sitting around the table on the patio. It's very awkward. Susan recalls that Toadie must be home by now, and is wondering if he's heard about Finn. Karl suggests they go over and see him, but Susan quietly says that she's wary of leaving Bea alone with Finn so early on. Karl goes to call Toadie, to ask if he'll come over here instead.
Meanwhile, Elly coldly asks Shaun when he's going back to Switzerland! He says soon.
SHAUN: I just want to make sure Finn feels settled in first.
Ned turns up, itching for a confrontation.
NED: Wow! This is some welcome party, huh? (!)
BEA: Ned...
NED: Don't worry, I'm just here to ask Elly a couple of questions. What kind of sister do you think you are?
ELLY: Pardon?!
NED: Because of you, Bea's gonna be sleeping in the room next to the guy who tortured and abused her! Meanwhile, the whole neighbourhood's turning against her! You should be ashamed of yourself.
BEA: Ned, stop! Elly hasn't done anything wrong.
NED: You know, before the hearing, you wanted him in jail as much as anyone else. So what happened?
ELLY: I'm not here to hurt anyone, Ned. Especially not Bea.
BEA: See? Just get out of here - I don't to see you when you're like this. Just go.
Ned reluctantly retreats, without a further word. Elly looks worried.
Ramsay Street
Elly is leaving No 28, followed by Shaun.
SHAUN: You shouldn't have to deal with that.
ELLY: Why not? He's right. I'm a terrible sister. I put myself and my marriage ahead of Bea's safety.
As Shaun and Elly talk, Finn creeps around the side of the house and watches them from a distance, unseen by them.
SHAUN: Finn isn't going to hurt anyone. I get that you're not comfortable, but this is how it has to be for now. You agreed to this.
ELLY: Why are you still here? You said you would go if I convinced my family to let Finn stay with them.
SHAUN: I need to stay for a few more days.
ELLY: No - no, that wasn't the deal. You need to go back to your hotel room, pack your bags, and head to the airport. You need to say your goodbyes right now.
She walks off. Shaun looks worried, and Finn looks surprised and intrigued by what he's witnessed.
No 22
Imogen is on the sofa, while Ned is leaving a message for Bea, apologising for going overboard - she's not answering his calls. Toadie turns up at the door - he's here to see Imogen, to give her a telling-off about Finn!
IMOGEN: I know that you would have preferred a custodial sentence, but I had to do what was best for my client.
TOADIE: Imogen, it's one thing getting him off. But placing him in Susan and Karl's care - how could you do this to all of us?!
IMOGEN: That wasn't my idea.
TOADIE: Oh, yeah, right (!) So the Kennedys just volunteered, did they, after everything that Finn has done? No - you've pushed them into it.
IMOGEN: I supported them when they offered, but I didn't put that idea into their heads.
NED: Actually, Toadie, it was Elly who suggested it. Although Susan got on-board pretty quickly.
TOADIE: What? No, that doesn't make any sense!
IMOGEN: You haven't met this version of Finn. He's different - I promise.
TOADIE: Oh, Imogen - I didn't think you were that nave!
He walks out.
No 28
In the garden, Karl is talking Finn through his fruit-growing exploits. Imogen turns up and gives Finn a smartphone. He's allowed 'back on the grid' but with limitations; location tracking must be on at all times, and he'll have monitored internet access.
FINN: It's like a computer!
IMOGEN: Welcome to the future!
Finn thanks Imogen, and Karl too.
FINN: You and Susan have just been so good to me.
KARL: Well, you know - we'll help where we can. It's going to be tough fitting in, though. You've seen how angry Ned was.
FINN: Yeah. Well, I can take a little bit of the heat. As long as I don't cause anyone else any more stress. Especially Bea.
KARL: I'm sure Ned will calm down. Now, I wanted to show you my apricots! We've got quite a crop this year - we'll have to make apricot jam.
IMOGEN: Maybe Finn can be your sous chef?
KARL: ... Sure, yeah. Why not?
Karl leaves Finn with a bucket and tells him to start picking the apricots, while he goes to contact Toadie. In the meantime, Shaun has turned up, and thanks Imogen for all she's done.
IMOGEN: You two can stop thanking me. I was just doing my job. I actually better go, but I'll come say bye before I leave. Only a few days now.
Imogen leaves.
FINN: I wish she didn't have to go.
SHAUN: Unfortunately, I have to as well. Mum's been calling; she needs me back in Switzerland for work.
FINN: Is that the only reason? Maybe you're copping a bit of flack too - from Elly?
SHAUN: The business is being audited. But honestly, you don't need me. You're starting a whole new life here. Who knows what that'll bring - new career, new girlfriend. Hey, you might even end up getting hitched!
FINN (laughs): I'm way too young for that. I know I'm not really nineteen, but it still feels that way. I've never even thought about marriage. What, a wife? What's next - kids?
SHAUN: Yeah, kids (!) I know what you mean.
Recalling his own predicament with Elly, Shaun's smile fades.
Meanwhile, in the house, Toadie has turned up, and perfunctorily greets Bea, Karl and Susan, who ask him how his trip was.
TOADIE: First we need to talk about Finn.
KARL: Right. Yeah, of course - we didn't make the decision lightly. I absolutely promise you that. A specialist diagnosed him with retrograde amnesia.
SUSAN: He has no memory of the things he's done.
TOADIE (to Bea): And you're on board with this?
BEA: There was nowhere else for him to go.
TOADIE: He's got family!
BEA: No, they're not in Australia, Toadie. It just felt like the right thing to do.
Finn comes in, saying he's left the bucket of apricots in the greenhouse and locked it. Toadie quickly becomes angry when he sees him with his own eyes. Susan introduces Finn to Toadie, who pointedly declines to shake his hand. Finn offers to cook dinner, and Susan suggests Toadie come too, and bring the kids.
TOADIE: Not a chance in hell. He nearly poisoned my daughter - or have we all forgotten that?
SUSAN: He's not the same person now.
FINN: I know it's hard to wrap your head around, but it's true.
TOADIE: Shut up. As long as he's living in this house, my kids and I will be staying away.
Toadie walks out, and Susan and Karl look worried.
Later on after dinner, Susan and Karl are washing up, while Bea clears the table. Susan's worried that Toadie will never come round to them having Finn living with them, and that they'll be cut off from him and the kids indefinitely.
KARL: Are you saying you're having a change of mind about Finn?
SUSAN: No - no. But I can't lose Toadie.
Finn comes out of his room, on the phone to Shaun, wishing him a safe flight.
SUSAN: I'm sorry we didn't get to say goodbye to Shaun. He left so quickly.
FINN: Yeah, must have heard I was cooking dinner!
Susan laughs awkwardly, and she and Karl generously tell Finn that dinner was lovely!
FINN: Look, I might not be able to cook, but I do know how to taste. It was terrible. I never really learned how to cook when I was growing up. Dad was more of a frozen-meal guy, and I pretty much lived on cereal at uni.
SUSAN: Karl and I can give you a few pointers.
FINN: Thanks. I'm sorry me being here is creating issues with your friends. I don't want to come between you and Toadie and his kids.
SUSAN: We appreciate that, but we'll work things out with him.
FINN: One thing I do know how to make is a cup of tea. Where do you keep your teabags?
Everyone looks highly uncomfortable.
FINN: I'm sorry - have I said something?
BEA: No... You put a camera in a chest of tea once.
FINN: You're right. Guys, I'm sorry.
SUSAN: We keep the tea in here now.
Finn smiles, and gets to work. Bea looks uncomfortable.
No 30
Shane and Yashvi are clearing up after dinner, when Toadie comes in. Dipi comes in from the kids' bedroom and explains that Kirsha's Not In This Episode™, as she's busy reading Nell and Hugo a bedtime story. Toadie says he's going to have to head back to the office tonight; he wants to read Imogen's case file notes, and to get up to speed before work begins properly tomorrow.
DIPI: Can't you do that from here?
TOADIE: I can't really concentrate here. Still kind of feel like Sonya's around, so...
So Toadie heads out to the office.
DIPI: It hurts my heart to see him like that.
SHANE: (...) Maybe we can make him feel a bit more comfortable being here. I mean, we talked about packing up Sonya's things...
DIPI: No, I dunno. Would he want that?
SHANE: Well, he's grieving. I don't think he knows what he wants. I'm not saying we give her stuff away - just box it up. One less thing for him to do.
Dipi looks unsure.
No 24
Elly is having a cuppa with Amy, and enthusiastically accepts her engagement party invitation. Amy says things are good with Gary; they had a little blow-up over Kyle, but have moved on - and that now Gary's more worried about Finn being here.
Mark comes in. He explains the police are still looking for Miranda Kelly, but have had no luck finding her, so no progress on the hit-and-run.
MARK: At least I didn't have to deal with Finn moving into No 28. I know they're your family, but I'm not sure I'm gonna be able to step foot inside that house again.
AMY (to Elly): Ned told me you suggested they take him in - is that right?
ELLY: ...
MARK: What?! No, I thought it was Susan?
But Elly suddenly clutches her belly, runs to the sink and throws up into it! Amy assumes it's morning sickness, and Mark apologises for upsetting Elly; she says it's okay.
No 28
Finn is smiling as he watches a video on his phone of Bea singing 'Sorry' in The Waterhole, accompanied by the Keyboardist™. He doesn't notice when Susan and Bea come in, and Bea is majorly creeped out to see Finn watching her video. When he realises they're there, he's flustered, and quickly turns off the video.
FINN: You've got a great voice. I... I should probably, erm, just get ready for bed.
He hurriedly exits.
SUSAN: Looks like you've got a fan.
BEA: Hmm. Talking about the tea chest earlier brought up some bad memories.
SUSAN: Yeah, well - those reminders are gonna keep cropping up. We've just got to stay focused on the person who's in front of us right now.
BEA: Hmm. The Finn 2.0?
SUSAN: Yeah. Seems like he's got good taste in music!
Bea smiles.
SUSAN: I'm so proud of you. I know how hard this is.
BEA: Sometimes that's all I've got to hear to feel okay.
They hug, and Susan tells Bea to sleep well, before going to bed. Bea heads into the kitchen, picks up the tea box and looks at it anxiously. Her phone starts ringing - it's Ned, and she ignores it.
No 30
Toadie comes in - and is appalled to find that Shane and Dipi have packed up all Sonya's things into boxes.
TOADIE: You boxed up her stuff?
SHANE: Yeah. So you didn't have to, and so there weren't so many reminders around.
TOADIE: Who gave you the right?!
SHANE: Uhh, it was my idea - I thought it was what you wanted.
TOADIE: No! No, it's not what I want, okay?! You don't get to make decisions about what happens in this house, okay?! I - I'm the one who touches Sonya's stuff, not you!
SHANE: I'm sorry. I was trying to help.
TOADIE: You want to help? Okay, you can help by moving out!
DIPI: Toad!
TOADIE: No. I want you gone by the end of the week.
He storms out.
No 28
Bea is playing her guitar and singing 'Sorry' again. Finn comes in, wearing only a towel; he's come to grab some washing, and didn't think she'd still be up. Bea replies that she's an insomniac.
FINN: I like that song.
BEA: Uh, thanks.
FINN: It's that one I was watching before. It's about me, huh? Sorry, you don't have to answer that.
Bea tells him it's okay, and goes to leave the room. Finn tells her he can stay, but his towel starts to slip lower, just as the bandage around his arm comes undone. He asks Bea if she can help him wrap up the bandage again. She's hesitant, but soon gets to work. At that moment, Ned walks in.
NED: What the hell?!
- Susan tells Toadie he's going through the worst possible time - 'you need them'
- Bea asks Mark if he seriously thinks Ned could be going after Finn
- Ned is angry boxing in the No 22 back yard
- We hear a voiceover of Ned saying, 'there's something bad in him, Bea. I can feel it'
- Finn is in the back garden, watching Bea's video again. He smiles
- Toadie begs Susan to 'get him out of Erinsborough, please!'
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Finn Kelly in Neighbours Episode 8088
Finn Kelly

Ned Willis, Sheila Canning, Gary Canning in Neighbours Episode 8088
Ned Willis, Sheila Canning, Gary Canning

Bea Nilsson, Elly Brennan, Susan Kennedy, Karl Kennedy, Finn Kelly in Neighbours Episode 8088
Bea Nilsson, Elly Brennan, Susan Kennedy, Karl Kennedy, Finn Kelly

Gary Canning, Amy Williams in Neighbours Episode 8088
Gary Canning, Amy Williams

Shane Rebecchi, Yashvi Rebecchi, Nell Rebecchi, Hugo Somers, Toadie Rebecchi, Dipi Rebecchi in Neighbours Episode 8088
Shane Rebecchi, Yashvi Rebecchi, Nell Rebecchi, Hugo Somers, Toadie Rebecchi, Dipi Rebecchi

Amy Williams, Gary Canning, Mark Brennan in Neighbours Episode 8088
Amy Williams, Gary Canning, Mark Brennan

Toadie Rebecchi, Dipi Rebecchi in Neighbours Episode 8088
Toadie Rebecchi, Dipi Rebecchi

Ned Willis, Bea Nilsson, Elly Brennan in Neighbours Episode 8088
Ned Willis, Bea Nilsson, Elly Brennan

Finn Kelly, Shaun Watkins in Neighbours Episode 8088
Finn Kelly, Shaun Watkins

Elly Brennan, Shaun Watkins in Neighbours Episode 8088
Elly Brennan, Shaun Watkins

Toadie Rebecchi, Imogen Willis in Neighbours Episode 8088
Toadie Rebecchi, Imogen Willis

Imogen Willis, Finn Kelly, Karl Kennedy in Neighbours Episode 8088
Imogen Willis, Finn Kelly, Karl Kennedy

Shane Rebecchi in Neighbours Episode 8088
Shane Rebecchi

Susan Kennedy, Karl Kennedy, Bea Nilsson, Toadie Rebecchi in Neighbours Episode 8088
Susan Kennedy, Karl Kennedy, Bea Nilsson, Toadie Rebecchi

Karl Kennedy, Susan Kennedy in Neighbours Episode 8088
Karl Kennedy, Susan Kennedy

Finn Kelly, Bea Nilsson in Neighbours Episode 8088
Finn Kelly, Bea Nilsson

Karl Kennedy, Susan Kennedy in Neighbours Episode 8088
Karl Kennedy, Susan Kennedy

Shane Rebecchi, Toadie Rebecchi, Dipi Rebecchi, Yashvi Rebecchi in Neighbours Episode 8088
Shane Rebecchi, Toadie Rebecchi, Dipi Rebecchi, Yashvi Rebecchi

Amy Williams, Mark Brennan in Neighbours Episode 8088
Amy Williams, Mark Brennan

Elly Brennan in Neighbours Episode 8088
Elly Brennan

Finn Kelly, Susan Kennedy, Bea Nilsson in Neighbours Episode 8088
Finn Kelly, Susan Kennedy, Bea Nilsson

Toadie Rebecchi in Neighbours Episode 8088
Toadie Rebecchi

Shane Rebecchi, Dipi Rebecchi in Neighbours Episode 8088
Shane Rebecchi, Dipi Rebecchi

Bea Nilsson, Finn Kelly in Neighbours Episode 8088
Bea Nilsson, Finn Kelly

Bea Nilsson, Ned Willis, Finn Kelly in Neighbours Episode 8088
Bea Nilsson, Ned Willis, Finn Kelly

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