- Bea tells Ned their relationship is over
- David and Aaron argue over whether David should be working with Finn
- Aaron sneaks a look at Finn's file while David is out of his office
- Aaron tells Mark that Finn is regaining his memories
- Sonya tells Shane of a strange thing Andrea said to her when she visited her in Hobart
- Andrea tells Sonya that she met a man who thought she knew her - what if he knew Dee?
- Shane and Dipi confide in Mark, who says Andrea is the only person who can answer their questions
- Mark manages to track down Andrea, telling Shane she's in Geelong
Shane is looking at some papers distractedly, when Dipi and Kirsha arrive home from their break in Sydney. Kirsha regrets missing Jimmy's visit, but she and Dipi had a great time in Sydney with her brother Jay, and Mishti and Pavan. Kirsha gives Shane a playful thump from Jay for not coming with them, saying he said Shane had better visit soon. But Shane still seems distracted.
Dipi sends Kirsha to unpack her stuff, and asks Shane what's wrong.
SHANE: Mark's found Andrea.
He shows Dipi the papers, and she looks concerned.
Bea has bought Finn a coffee, to apologise for giving him a hard time before. Bea sees Yashvi and Ned laughing together nearby, and looks uncomfortable. Finn asks if Bea thinks there's a chance of her getting back with Ned.
BEA: I dunno. I mean, there's a part of me that wishes we could. Like, from the beginning, you know?
Ned and Yashvi go their separate ways. As Yashvi approaches, Bea heads home - telling Finn to stay and finish his coffee. Finn tries to talk to Yashvi; she's not keen on chatting to him, saying she has a shift, but Finn asks how Ned is doing since breaking up with Bea. Yashvi asks why he wants to know; Finn says he wants to help Ned and Bea get their spark back.
YASHVI: Ned's clearly not over Bea, but since you're the reason they split up, I think you should stay out of it.
She walks off, leaving Finn looking thoughtful.
Shane is convening with Dipi. Dipi is perplexed as to why Andrea would move to Geelong, so close to Erinsborough, and not contact Toadie - as well as why Andrea ignored their messages when they texted her.
DIPI: We need to find out why she's here.
SHANE: Yeah, and...
DIPI: And her claim about Dee. Should we give Toadie a heads- up?
SHANE: If we do that, we have to tell him how this whole thing started.
SHANE: He's not gonna appreciate us keeping it from him for so long, or for turning to Mark first.
DIPI: Yeah, but we did that for a reason. We were trying to protect him.
SHANE: ... Yeah, and we're gonna keep on protecting him. I'll drive down, talk to Andrea myself.
DIPI: Hang on, hang on - she probably won't be happy to see you.
SHANE: I'll tread lightly. We've got to work out her state of mind, and work out what she's doing. I mean, if this whole Karen thing turns out to be legit, we can tell Toadie later on.
Shane's about to leave, but at that moment, Toadie comes in with Hugo, and welcomes Dipi home. Shane claims he's heading to the library for a group study session; he tells Toadie he'll be back in a few hours, and leaves.
There's tension in the air when David and Aaron encounter Finn in the café, and they make a swift exit. Finn returns the coffee cups to Yashvi at the counter, then is about to leave - but after some consideration, Yashvi calls him back over.
YASHVI: You know what you said earlier about getting Bea and Ned back together? Why do you want to get involved?
FINN: You were right. I did play a big part in them breaking up. But it's obvious they still love each other. I think if they could see past me, they could get things back on track.
YASHVI: Well, I might have an idea that would work.
FINN: Yeah? Reckon it might work for Aaron and David too? Those two have been frosty because of me as well.
YASHVI: Are you trying to be the love doctor of Erinsborough now?
FINN: No. Just... ever since I got here, I've been causing trouble. I just want to do some good, if possible.
Yashvi agrees to help him reunite the two couples, and begins to outline her idea...
Kirsha is catching up on all the Finn latest, and seems surprised that he's 'turning out to be a good guy'. Dipi isn't sure she'd go that far, but Toadie points out that Finn's donation has really kickstarted the Sonya Foundation. Dipi thinks Toadie's primarily responsible for the Foundation's success.
DIPI: Sonya would be impressed.
Toadie decides to do some fundraising, and suggests Kirsha go with him to the library, where they can collect some cash donations at the same time as annoying Shane. Dipi is keen to dissuade him, knowing that Shane is in fact in Geelong looking for Andrea. She suggests they go and fundraise at Robinson Heights instead, and Toadie agrees. They all head out together.
Shane is at the apartment block where Andrea is supposedly living, and knocks on the door of her flat. Sure enough, Andrea opens the door. Shane introduces himself as Toadie's brother.
SHANE: I know you didn't want me contacting you, but since you're practically on our doorstep - want to tell me what's going on?
Finn and Yashvi are discussing Project Cupid - Yashvi has sent messages to their 'four targets', and they are 'on their way to the location'. Meanwhile, Finn has sent a letter to 'the manager' with the necessary instructions.
YASHVI: They'll be so chilled out, it'll be impossible for them to stay angry.
Dipi, Toadie and Kirsha come in, with their fundraising tins - they've had a successful fundraising effort at Robinson Heights, and are now thinking about heading to the hotel too. Toadie and Dipi briefly discuss Elly's situation; Dipi thinks it's pretty sad that Elly has been lying to Mark about the baby's paternity, and now doubly awkward because Shaun has turned up.
DIPI: How would you feel if... Andrea showed up, and tried to reinsert herself back into your life?
DIPI: Sorry, I shouldn't have blurted her name out like that.
TOADIE: No, no, it's fine. Elly actually mentioned her earlier. Nah, I can't see that happening. With everything that went on with her mum, she knows to steer well clear.
Dipi smiles uncomfortably.
Andrea seems shocked by the news that Sonya has died. She told her she was ill, she explains, but didn't think she'd 'go so fast'.
SHANE: None of us did.
ANDREA: How's Toadie?
SHANE: ... We're looking after him.
ANDREA: I feel so bad about what happened between us. And what my mother did.
SHANE: Oh, come on - you knew what Heather was up to.
ANDREA: Not the full extent, okay? I swear. I was in a pretty bad way back then, but I'm... I'm better now. You're wondering if you can believe me.
SHANE: Can you blame me?
ANDREA: I'm not proud of what I've done, okay? It's the main reason why I gave up custody of Hugo.
SHANE: In exchange for Toadie dropping the fraud charges against you.
ANDREA: I gave up custody of my son, okay? My boy. I put his needs ahead of my own. That has to count for something.
SHANE: So why did you move here? Why didn't you stay in Tassie, or go back to Perth?
ANDREA: Needed a job. There were jobs going - got one as a cleaner. And I will admit, I like the idea of being close to Hugo. But I'm not here to cause trouble, alright? If I was, you'd have heard from me by now.
SHANE: Trouble comes in a lot of guises, though, doesn't it?
ANDREA: What does that mean?
SHANE: Well, the last conversation you had with Sonya, you told her a pretty interesting tale.
ANDREA: Yeah, I remember.
SHANE: Some guy at Salamanca Markets, mistaking you for a woman called Karen. It's a good story.
ANDREA: Only it wasn't a story, okay? It happened. And I just thought that Toadie should know.
SHANE: Well, Sonya didn't tell him.
ANDREA: Why not?
SHANE: She told me instead.
ANDREA: So Toadie doesn't know. Right. So that's why you messaged me.
SHANE: My brother's been to hell and back these past few months. So if you've got any plans to mess him around -
ANDREA: I don't! I know how sensitive he is about Dee, okay? I wouldn't push it. And I've also got nothing to gain from lying, okay? So what you want to do with the information, that's up to you.
SHANE: We'll see.
ANDREA: Is there anything else you want from me?
SHANE: Yeah, since I'm here. Why don't you tell me what else you know about this guy from the markets?
Lassiter's Day Spa
David, Aaron, Ned and Bea have all arrived at the spa as per Yashvi's instructions - and Elaine, the staff member on duty, hands David Finn's letter.
DAVID (reading): Dear Aaron, David, Bea and Ned - thank you for coming. I know the last few weeks haven't been easy for any of you, and I know that's kind of my fault. So I want you all to enjoy a luxury afternoon of couples' treatments on me, in the hope it might help you sort out your differences. Kind regards, Finn Kelly.
David thinks it's a sweet gesture, but Aaron points out that a couple of massages won't make up for all Finn has done. Ned agrees with Aaron, as opposed to Bea who sides with David. When Elaine asks which couple wants to start with the sauna, an annoyed Bea opts to take David with her instead of Ned - leaving him and Aaron stewing in reception!
In the sauna, Bea and David enjoy a relaxing steam session. David admits it wouldn't be half as relaxing if Aaron was here - and Bea says the same about Ned. They idly wonder if Ned and Aaron even bothered to stay.
We cut to a treatment room, where Aaron and Ned have stripped off and are lying on beds with facemasks on and cucumber slices over their eyes!
AARON: Ugh, I *hate* Finn. Might as well make the most of what he's paid for, huh?
NED: Ha. Don't want him getting a refund.
AARON: Haha - exactly!
We cut back to the sauna. David remarks that Finn is still thinking of other people, despite all that's happened. Bea agrees; and David wishes that Aaron would see it that way, too.
BEA: Are you worried that your relationship might implode, like mine and Ned's did?
DAVID: Well, Aaron and I don't have the same history with Finn that you guys do. Although Aaron has made his dislike for Finn very clear.
We cut back to the treatment room.
AARON: The guy is a snake. I just - I can't understand why David would want to put himself in such a risky situation by taking on Finn's file.
NED: And even if he has changed, it doesn't mean it's permanent.
AARON: Right. He's showed up here three times before, and it's always ended horribly.
NED: Preaching to the converted.
AARON: And I know I crossed a line by looking at Finn's file. But framing Xanthe for drug possession - how's that not crossing a line? Or pretending to be a paraplegic? Honestly, if he gets forgiven for all of that, and I look like the bad guy...?
Ned looks thoughtful. Back in the sauna...
DAVID: He doesn't understand that it's not about forgiveness; Finn's not the same person he was before. Aaron and I aren't in the best place right now, but... we'll be okay.
BEA: But little clashes can snowball. Like what Ned let happen at the Foundation launch.
DAVID: Yeah. I'm just hoping Aaron doesn't keep leading us down that path.
In the treatment room...
AARON: Hold on, so you're saying I'm in the wrong too, now?
NED: Mate, I'm about to be charged with aiding and abetting. No- one knows where you're coming from more than I do. But just don't do what I did and risk everything, including your relationship, for some pointless crusade. You'll only end up hating yourself.
AARON: You and Bea could've talked it out.
NED: Oh, mate, we tried. And to be honest, she's right. I couldn't get over the fact that she's willing to give Finn another chance. But she is. And you might not like what David thinks, but you have to respect it. I couldn't do that with Bea. And now we're over.
Andrea joins Shane in the living area, with a plate of biccies!
ANDREA: Now, I'll admit, my memory of the day is not perfect, but - you want a biscuit?
ANDREA: This guy was convinced that I was Karen.
SHANE: He reckoned he'd met you before, in Hobart?
ANDREA: Yep. Apparently we spent a whole afternoon together. It was... Queen's birthday, 2009. Anyway, this guy spent a whole afternoon with a woman who looked exactly like me. And what if that woman was Dee? I mean, isn't that where she came from?
SHANE: Don't play dumb. You knew that before.
ANDREA: I have got nothing to gain from making this up. I'm just saying, wouldn't it be magical if Dee was still alive, okay? Like, maybe everything that has happened, happened for a reason - and that was to bring her back to Toadie.
SHANE: Yeah, look - I'm gonna need this guy's name.
ANDREA: Mm, it was, umm... I'm sure he told me what it was. It was a short name. It's on the tip of my tongue... You've got to understand, it was quite a while ago, okay? I didn't think I'd be answering questions about it today.
SHANE: But you do think you could remember more?
ANDREA: Mm. And I will. I will help in any way I can... I just want to ask a favour.
SHANE: What's that?
ANDREA: Hugo. I'd give anything to see him again.
SHANE: Thought you said he was better off with Toadie?
ANDREA: I'm talking about one visit. You know, you came to me - I didn't come to you. And I've told you everything I know. I mean, seriously, one visit - is that too much to ask?
SHANE: I'm not in any position to broker that kind of deal.
ANDREA: I'm just asking you to try.
Shane looks at Andrea suspiciously.
Lassiter's Day Spa
Bea and Ned have an awkward encounter as he returns from the treatment room.
NED: Bea, erm... I was doing some thinking in there, and... you know, I want to apologise. Not just for the stuff that happened with the launch, but before that as well. I thought I was looking out for you; I was controlling, and I was obsessive; and I'm sorry.
BEA: Well, thank you for saying that.
Yashvi appears and asks them how the spa treatment went. Ned says it was pretty good, and Bea makes a hasty exit, saying she'll leave them to it. Yashvi asks Ned what happened; he suggests they get a drink, so he can explain.
Aaron gets home to find David relaxing in the spa pool. Aaron has bought them a bottle of bubbly.
AARON: It's an apology. I'm sorry for all the trouble I've caused you over the last few weeks. It has been brought to my attention that my point of view has become warped.
DAVID: Has it, now?
AARON: Yes. And as protective as I will always be, I know that I can trust your judgement. I'm gonna be there for you.
DAVID: Well, why don't you get in here with me now?
Aaron whips his shirt off and jumps in the pool, before popping the cork on the bubbly. A sustained pash ensues; and Finn, who is lurking not- at- all- creepily around the side of the house, watches them, looking pleased with himself!
Bea is watching TV when Finn comes in. He reports that David and Aaron have sorted things out, but that he wishes his Cupid efforts had been as successful with Bea and Ned.
BEA: At least we're civil again; that's progress. As hard as it is knowing things really are over between us, I think Ned having space from me has been good for his state of mind.
FINN: Are you mad that I tried to play matchmaker?
BEA: Well, I could've told you that it wasn't gonna work.
She tells Finn that he and Yashvi should forget any future ideas to get her and Ned back together.
BEA: But I do appreciate the effort - thank you. It's funny - a year ago, I never would've thought you and I would be sitting around, gossiping about boys. Or you shouting me pamper sessions!
FINN: Hmm. I kind of like it.
BEA: Me too.
Finn gazes at Bea, and smiles.
Toadie, Dipi and Kirsha are back from fundraising at the hotel. Dipi is exhausted, but Toadie decides to head to The Waterhole to pick up a few last donations.
Andrea walks in, much to Shane's surprise.
SHANE: What are you doing?
ANDREA: I know you told me not to come to Erinsborough. But I just figured, if you're gonna speak to Toadie about me, then -
SHANE: No, I never said I'd do that.
ANDREA: If you do, then I should be here.
SHANE: What? No way!
ANDREA: I want to give my side of the story. And I want to see Hugo.
SHANE: You have caused enough trouble here to last a lifetime.
Outside the pub, Toadie is pestering extras for change for the Sonya Foundation. He then heads indoors...
Shane tells Andrea that...
SHANE: ... seeing you here is the last thing Toadie's gonna want. So you need to go home, now.
ANDREA: Could I -
She goes to leave. But at that moment, Toadie walks in - and is horrified to see Andrea in front of him. He doesn't look amused.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Vance tells Leo to stop stressing about Roxy
- Terese asks Vance what he's doing; he replies he's 'cutting someone's grass'
- Terese and Vance dance together at the pub
- Andrea looking emotional at the Kennedys'
- At the Friendship Tree, Toadie tells Sonya that Andrea is trying everything to reel people in
- Andrea tells Susan and Karl that she'd really like to see her baby
- An emotional Toadie shouts that this is a waste of time; Andrea is lying again