- Roxy thinks it's going to be ‘wild' living with Auntie Terese
- Roxy exposes herself to Terese, Ned and Paul for no discernible reason
- Finn notes the RSRs aren't happy with his presence; Susan says they'll have to change their minds
- Toadie says he won't allow the council to close the community centre; it meant too much to Sonya
- Mark tells Elly it's time for an ultrasound, as they're at the end of the first trimester
- Leo suggests Elly pretend the baby's really small; but Elly says seven weeks is too much of a stretch
- Leo tells Elly to go to the hospital, cancel Mark's appointment and pretend she's already had it
- But Mark unexpectedly turns up anyway, and asks if Elly's ready to meet their baby
Elly tells Mark she's already had the ultrasound appointment, as she didn't think he was coming. Mark is disappointed; but then Dr Dietrich appears, calling Elly in for the appointment!
ELLY: Dr Dietrich, thank you so much for today – we'll be in touch.
Elly starts walking away, leaving the doctor and Mark very confused! The doctor goes back into her office.
MARK: Why was she calling you back?
ELLY: I thought I had a question, but… I don't.
Elly tells Mark that everything was normal with the baby.
MARK: Did you hear the heartbeat?
ELLY: Yeah – yeah, it was magical. They had a problem with the printer so I couldn't get the ultrasound photo – but they'll let us know when it's ready.
Mark buys Elly's story hook, line and sinker – and can't wait to see the ultrasound.
Toadie is on his laptop when Dipi, Shane and Kirsha come in. He asks if they've noticed anything different; he's put some of their possessions and photos from their old house around the room, to make them feel more at home.
TOADIE: I also sorted out the stuff of Sonya's that you guys packed up, too. Some of it can go to charity, and I'll keep some other bits for Nell. But this stuff relates to Caitlin.
He shows them a box of Caitlin- related mementos, and Dipi offers to take it around to Mark.
TOADIE: Do you mind? Cos I think if I do it, we're both gonna fall apart.
DIPI: Are you sure you're ready to let go of these things?
Toadie says it's fine – he wants to focus on other ways of keeping Sonya's memory alive. He shows them what he's been doing on the laptop – creating a poster for The Sonya Rebecchi Foundation, through which he's going to be campaigning for donations to support the community centre.
He explains the council's agreed to let him have use of an office at the centre, with the aim of supplementing revenue to help keep some of the programmes going – as well as raising awareness of ovarian cancer. He wants to organise a fundraiser for next week, and the family think it's a great idea and want to help.
Imogen comes to see Terese in her office with some news; word of her success representing Finn has got back to LA, and she has a high- profile case waiting for her with her old firm. Terese congratulates her, but Imogen is worried she doesn't deserve it.
IMOGEN: I mean, I'm really glad that me deciding to help Finn will lead to more interesting work in the US – but the case, it put so much stress on you, and Ned. And now Toadie's upset…
TERESE: Sweetheart, you didn't set out to hurt anybody. You were doing your job. And you deserve this break. I just wish you weren't leaving me so soon.
Imogen confirms her flight's booked for tomorrow – she's going via Queensland, to spend some time with her dad Brad, nephew Gabe and niece Matilda. Terese gives her a hug.
Roxy turns up, and Imogen leaves to pack. Terese wants to talk to Roxy about what she plans to do for work while in Erinsborough; she has already organised trial shifts at The Waterhole for her.
ROXY: Oh, I get it. You need me to liven the place up a little!
TERESE: I need you to behave yourself, Roxy.
Terese says it will be easy work; Roxy has worked in bars before. Roxy says she wants to change things up, try something new. Terese thinks this is a good idea, once she's worked out what.
Elly is moaning to Leo about the worsening string of lies she's found herself telling Mark, to keep her baby's true paternity a secret. She explains what happened at the hospital, and is worried Dr Dietrich will ask awkward questions of David, who organised the appointment, about her leaving before the ultrasound appointment. Leo tells her doctors are bound by confidentiality, even with colleagues.
Nonetheless, Elly has arranged for an appointment with Dr Dietrich today to ‘smooth things over'. She asks Leo how things are at the backpackers' now that the police think Miranda was there. Leo doesn't know, explaining he's no longer working there as Paul's bought him out; it had nothing to do with the Miranda situation, but more David's fight and Leo's general lack of interest in the place.
Leo says he's looking forward to not being in business with Paul, after everything that happened between them and Terese.
Sheila is giving Roxy a tour of the pub on her first shift. Roxy seems pretty unimpressed; and is soon distracted by the arrival of Leo, who she immediately starts flirting with. Sheila pulls her away.
ROXY: You told me to be friendly!
SHEILA: Not that friendly – do I look like a madam to you?
ROXY: Maybe. Never too late for a career change.
SHEILA: Listen to me, missy. You may be Terese's niece, but that does not give you the right to give me cheek like that.
Sheila marches her off to continue the induction. Meanwhile, Leo asks Shane to leave some paperwork pertaining to the backpackers' on Paul's desk. Shane asks him what he has planned for his next venture, but Leo's currently out of ideas. Roxy eyes him up from the other end of the bar…
Toadie is putting a poster up for the Sonya Foundation in the café, and Dipi and Kirsha admire his handiwork. But the mood changes when Kirsha notices that Finn has walked in. Dipi sends Kirsha into the kitchen. Finn asks Dipi for a mocha, to sit in.
DIPI (coldly): You can take it away.
Toadie ignores Finn, and asks Dipi if she's available to help him set up the office for the foundation at the community centre later. She says she will, once she's dropped off the box of Caitlin's things to Mark.
FINN: Looks like a great cause. I'd like to volunteer, if I could?
TOADIE: The last volunteering job you did was for Karl's MS trial. Which you sabotaged and destroyed. This foundation is about honouring my wife's generosity and kindness; there is no way that I'd want someone like you anywhere near it!
Toadie is telling Shane what happened with Finn; Shane thinks Finn has ‘some nerve'. Toadie starts putting posters up for the Sonya Foundation around the pub. Meanwhile, Imogen is chatting to Sheila; she's dropping the complaint against her about the pig's head.
IMOGEN: I don't want to leave with any bad blood. Plus, I don't want to put you under any more pressure than you've been lately.
SHEILA: Well, I know I've been really pig- headed – oh, I'm sorry! I mean – what I did to you, love, it was outrageous, and I'm really, really sorry.
IMOGEN: Let's just forget about it. Take care of yourself.
Imogen leaves, and Sheila goes off for her break, telling Shane to keep an eye on ‘miniature hellcat' Roxy, as she doesn't trust her as far as she could throw her!
ROXY: I can hear you, you know.
SHEILA: Oh, good!
The moment Sheila's gone, Roxy sidles up to Leo and starts flirting again, saying the pub is ‘Snoozefest 2019'. She decides that everyone could do with a bit of a shake- up; and we cut to the extras all dancing to music, and Roxy showing off her cocktail skills. Sheila has come back in just as Roxy is demonstrating how to make a ‘flaming Roxy'!
SHEILA (to Shane): I've been gone twenty minutes, and you let this stunted sasspot just go wild in here!
But Shane seems to be enjoying the livelier mood, as is Leo. Roxy passes him a cocktail, but Leo asks where the flames are! At which point Roxy pours lighter fluid all across the bar, and sets it burning! A furious Sheila phones Terese, demanding that she get Roxy out of the pub now!
Dipi turns up with the box of Caitlin mementos, and Elly lets her in. Dipi explains Toadie wanted Mark to have them; the item at the top of the box is an ultrasound picture of Caitlin. Elly goes quiet.
ELLY: Thank you so much for this, and Toadie as well. This will mean so much to Mark.
Terese is giving Roxy a telling- off for her flamboyant behaviour. Leo makes an intervention before Terese can fire Roxy.
ROXY: You don't know she's going to fire me!
LEO: Trust me, she's going to.
Leo tells Terese to consider customer satisfaction; the patrons were having a ball. Roxy admits she was going a bit overboard to prove herself to Terese.
ROXY: My cocktail skills are what makes me stand out, Auntie T. I figured if I used them to crank up sales, get your attention – I dunno, make you proud…
‘Auntie T' softens a little at the sight of Roxy's puppy- dog face, but says Roxy should have run her ideas past her first. Terese says she'll check the Lassiter's roster to find Roxy another position; there's no way Sheila will have her here. Leo and Roxy exchange cheeky smiles.
Imogen is with Finn in the garden.
IMOGEN: I just wanted to wish you the best, with everything. And I know that things have been really –
Finn is getting emotional.
FINN: Sorry. It's just – first Shaun, and now you. Doesn't leave me with a lot of mates.
IMOGEN: People will come around.
Finn explains what happened with Toadie earlier, when he volunteered to help with the foundation.
FINN: I really want to do something good here. It seems that no- one will let me. What do I have to do to make people believe?
IMOGEN: Be you. Eventually, everyone will see. You can't force it.
Mark arrives home, telling Elly that Leo's Miranda lead was a dead end; the number he had was disconnected. He sees the ultrasound of Caitlin, and assumes it's his baby with Elly.
MARK: This is so amazing!
A shell- shocked Elly doesn't correct him. Mark goes into another room to take a phone call, and Elly takes the ultrasound out of its windowed envelope. Elly sees that the picture says Sonya's name across the top, and looks conflicted…
Back Lane Bar
Leo and Roxy have moved on for drinks in The City™. Leo is impressed with Roxy managing to get away without being fired by Terese; Roxy retorts that she has many talents. Roxy orders two Dirty Martinis, on the basis that Leo is jobless and can't afford it. Leo notices that Roxy's purse is stuffed with banknotes, and looks intrigued…
Elly turns up for her appointment with Dr Dietrich. Elly apologises for the ‘confusion' yesterday, and admits that Mark isn't the biological father of her baby, and doesn't know it yet.
ELLY: My marriage is very unstable at the moment, so I'm begging you not to tell him. Obviously I will, in time. But it's just, I had a miscarriage last time I was pregnant; and now I'm terrified of that happening again. If I invite more stress into my life in the first trimester, then –
DR DIETRICH: If you do want the ultrasound, then it won't indicate anything about paternity.
ELLY: Yeah, but the size of the baby will. I'm only seven weeks.
DR DIETRICH: … I won't reveal anything beyond what you tell your husband yourself. My priority is to deliver a healthy baby for you.
ELLY: Thank you. That's what I want as well.
Imogen has come to see Toadie.
IMOGEN: I just wanted to say thank you, before I left. I really appreciate the opportunity you gave me. Even though you probably regret it now.
TOADIE: Well, despite how I feel, you clearly did an exemplary job. Given his crimes.
IMOGEN: I understand that you have good reason not to trust Finn. But please, just try and keep an open mind.
TOADIE: Retrograde amnesia or not, he still did what he did.
IMOGEN: I get that. And so does Finn. I mean, he pleaded guilty, remember? And he was willing to accept any outcome. But a judge decided that he didn't belong in prison. So you don't get to decide he's a threat to society when a judge already ruled that he isn't.
Toadie bites his tongue, conflicted.
TOADIE: Well, thank you very much, Imogen.
They shake hands.
TOADIE: Best of luck in the US – and keep in touch, yeah?
IMOGEN: You've got it. Bye, Toadie.
Terese is telling Imogen about Roxy's antics at the pub. Imogen tells Terese not to be scared to send Roxy home if she's causing too many problems. But Terese thinks it will be fine; Roxy has a bright future ahead of her, with a bit of guidance.
TERESE: I never had to worry about anything like that with you, did I? You've always been so hard- working – so driven, ambitious.
IMOGEN: Well, I learned from the best.
TERESE: Well, I've always been proud of your achievements, Imogen. And I know your brother would be, too.
Terese and Imogen turn to look at Josh and Doug's memorial plaque, before heading out of the doors. Terese tells Imogen to make sure she brings Daniel next time she comes home. They hug, and Imogen gets into a taxi. As she drives away, Finn, who's on the other side of the courtyard, looks sad. There's a poster nearby for the Sonya Rebecchi Foundation; looking at it, Finn has an idea…
Elly is pacing the kitchen, conflicted. Making a decision, she takes the ultrasound photo of Caitlin and cuts Sonya's name off it, before putting it back into the windowed envelope! She puts the cutting in the bin, just as Mark re- enters. He's excited to see the ultrasound again, and hugs Elly.
MARK: I've been thinking about that photo all day. It's incredible; I feel more like a dad every day.
He kisses Elly, who looks suitably guilty.
Back Lane Bar
Leo returns from the bathroom, and Roxy is texting someone. He asks if it's her boyfriend; Roxy asks if that's his way of finding out if she's up for grabs. But Leo says he's had too much heartache lately to be thinking of anything like that. Roxy encourages him to talk about his plans for his next business venture; he says he used to work in night clubs, so would probably do something like that again.
LEO: As long as I'm the boss, there's no- one telling me what to do, and I run the place the way I want it to be run.
ROXY: Cheers to that! And whatever you go in on, I'll go in on it with you.
LEO: Yeah, you got a spare 50K lying around, do ya?
ROXY: I've got way more than that (…) I'm not joking!
LEO: How do you have that kind of cash?
LEO: Sorry, I'm just surprised.
ROXY: Ah- ah- ah. The point is, if you want cash, I've got it.
They clink glasses.
Finn comes into the centre and goes for the door to the office that Toadie is using for the Sonya Foundation. Two cleaners come out and he pretends to be looking at some leaflets, but once they've gone, he sneaks into the office. He closes the door behind him, and smiles…
Coming up on Neighbours
- Susan tells Karl, ‘absolutely not! What would you do with it?'
- Chloe tells Kyle she's stumbled on something that might bring his ghost town back from the dead
- Bea makes it really clear; she and Finn are not friends
- A schoolboy tells Elly that he might ‘swing by and see Constable Brennan' on his way home
- Elly saying, ‘this will only make things harder'