- Susan commenting on how well Elly is getting on with Shaun.
- Elly relived to not be going through her pregnancy alone.
- Susan curious if she was interrupting something between Finn and Bea.
- Toadie giving Andrea some advice.
- Toadie reassuring Willow that her mum will be fine and agreeing to put her up in Lassiters for a few days.
- Andrea not happy to see Heather.
With Willow just outside the front door, Andrea quickly hides her mum in the bathroom and orders her to be quiet while she then goes to let Willow in. However, she doesn't let the lass fully into the apartment and manages to get of her on an errand (to go get some packing tape) to allow her to deal with her mother.
"Why can't I see my own granddaughter?" Heather demands after coming out of the bathroom but Andrea reminds her of what happened the last time. Andrea is frustrated to hear why Heather is in Geelong - she got kicked out of her friend's place... oh and is broke too! Heather assumes that she can stay with Andrea until she drops it in that she isn't staying as Toadie is putting her up at Lassiters.
Dipi isn't impressed to hear about Toadie putting Andrea up at Lassiters especially since they've got what they contacted her for (truth about Dee), so there is no reason for her to remain in Erinsborough. She isn't buying Toadie's rationale (that Andrea lost her job juggling things around him) and reminds him of the money he's forked out already - the $100,000 and paying for her medical treatment! "The money's a loan," he says trying to justify his actions and sarcastically she replies back "good luck with that!"
TOADIE: I'm doing this for Hugo and Willow's sake, not hers. I'm not going into this blind. Not this time.
Gary pops round to have a chat with Karl (about the tram) before he heads off to the UK to show Jemima off to his family. Susan confirms she isn't going as she is required at home.
He heads off to allow the family to have their dinner - Karl is making pizzas. As they arrive with the crockery, Elly and Shaun are talking baby names and he'd love it if his grandfather's name was chosen... Norbert. Thankfully he is just funning with her as his actual name was Richard!
Heather is trying to stall leaving, much to Andrea's annoyance, so she turns the thumbscrews to point out that if the police find her here, it would be all over for her and Toadie and ultimately goodbye Hugo. That gets the point over as Heather becomes emotional over missing Hugo and the prospect of them being a family.
ANDREA: You just have to trust me.
Suddenly they hear Willow at the door and a pacified Heather heads back into the bathroom to allow Andrea to let her daughter in. Andrea is forced to quickly come up with a reason why Willow can't pack up the bathroom (just cleaned so beach fumes) given who is hiding in there! Thankfully, Willow buys it and heads to the kitchen area to make a start there instead.
Mark and Elly are very civil towards one another when they run into each other in the café. She is pleased to see he has reconnected with his sister, but the conversation suddenly curtails when Shaun walks into the café and seconds later Mark heads out the door.
It looks like Elly has got a lot out of their brief chat though as she has a huge smile on her face when talking to Shaun about it.
Willow is trying to get her mum (when she moves to Erinsborough) to help the police find Heather... who has become brave and opened the bathroom door slightly to listen to them chat. Andrea is sure she's got nothing more and tries to get Willow to shut up when she starts talking about her doing more hypnosis sessions and what came up during those sessions. In the bathroom, Heather looks like she is ready to kill her granddaughter!
The apartment is all packed up and Andrea gets Willow to take the final box to the car while she has a last minute look around the place. Willow is barely out of the place when Heather comes out of the bathroom, demanding to know what lies Andrea has said! Andrea reassures her mum that it is part of the plan.
HEATHER: What, to make me out as some kind of a loonie?!
ANDREA: Well they already think you are a loonie, you tried to kill Sonya!
HEATHER: Oh, that was for a very good reason!
Andrea explains her rationale - "if they thought you treated me just as badly, that they'd feel sorry for me." "And what about me?!" Heather demands an answer to, given all she's done for Andrea.
HEATHER: Not only trying to kill Sonya, but helping you when you were out of hospital and now what... I'm the bad guy?
To quieten her mum down, who is demanding she be arrested as she's nowhere to go, Andrea concedes to letting her mum see out the rest of her lease (the rent is paid until the end of the month). There is a condition attached though - she's not allowed to leave the apartment. Heather readily agrees to the condition, commenting that she "knows how to stay out of sight," and as if to prove that, literally gets into the bed and pulls the duvet over her head!
Dipi finds a sympathetic ear in her husband over Andrea and how close she is getting to Toadie but what she'd not counted on was him coming in and overhearing them! Toad is furious at her thinking he is getting close to someone when Sonya hasn't long died. Shane stops him ranting to say Dipi didn't actually think anything would happen between him and Andrea, and when he finishes, she adds in that she was simply looking out for him and apologises if she went too far. Toadie accepts the apology but makes it clear that she talks to him if she has something to say.
Mark isn't impressed to see Shaun on his doorstep and is even less impressed when he discovers why Shaun is round - first to reassure Mark that his relationship with Elly only goes as far as the baby and then to convince Mark to give Elly another go, for the sake of the baby.
MARK: I'm not discussing the private relationship between me and my wife with you or anyone else.
With that said, Mark orders Shaun to leave, which he does, saying that "he gets it."
Lassiters hotel, room 209
Andrea is very impressed with the room she's been allocated when she enters it. She thanks Toadie (who carried in her case) for his generosity as it gives her the chance to be near her kids, even though Willow explains that she can't stay in Melbourne for too much longer because of her schooling. Andrea gets that school is important, especially with it being Year 12 and Willow suggests she visits during the holidays.
Like Mark, Elly isn't impressed at what Shaun did even if he thinks otherwise. He then announces that he intends to return to Switzerland to help encourage them to reunite but promises to be back when the baby is born.
SHAUN: Until then you need the space to get sorted.
Elly concedes that she does indeed still love Mark, which backs up Shaun's plan to return home.
After seeing Yashvi come home from being a school, Willow admits she is worried about falling behind but is in a quandary as she'd also like to stay to help her mum. Yashvi points out that she could repeat Year 12 like she is doing.
Toadie has been listening to the girls chat and interrupts to say that there might be a way to work things out - he could speak to Susan about her finishing Year 12 at Erinsborough High. "That would be great," a very happy Willow replies (and Yashvi is happy at the suggestion too) but wants to talk things over with her dad first before they do anything.
Andrea calls her mum to see how she is doing and doesn't like the joke Heather plays (that she's got a house full of folk having a party). "It's not funny," Andrea replies deadpan and Heather reassures her daughter she is sticking to the rules and hopes Andrea is keeping up her end of the bargain too.
HEATHER: Without trashing my name please!
Andrea confirms she isn't doing any more hypnosis sessions, something Heather is relieved to hear. Before the call ends, Heather promises to keep a low profile.
As they do the gardening, Finn tries to get Susan to go with Karl to London, but she explains why she can't go - legally one of them has to be at home with Finn. Finn wonders if there is another factor - in case something happens with Bea after the moment they had? "Finn, it's not that simple," Susan begins and explains that when they took him in, they make a promise to help him all the way through his recovery plus she also wants to be there for Elly too, given what she is currently going through.
"Okay, I get it," he acknowledges before Elly rushes out into the garden to see if he knows anything about Shaun leaving. Finn doesn't and Elly then explains to him Shaun's rationale for leaving. Its Karl who gently breaks it that sometimes love isn't enough, and Susan points out that Mark hasn't given her any indication a reconciliation is possible.
Mark takes the annulment papers out of the envelope and sits staring at where his signature would go.
The joint Rebecchi clan (and Willow) are out for supper at the pub when Andrea arrives to get some takeaway. Willow tells her mum the news she is going to be a student at Erinsborough High after the holidays, to which mum is thrilled to hear... and invites herself to join their meal to celebrate the news. You can cut the silence with a knife and despite the fact everyone other than Willow would rather she didn't join, Toadie invites her to join them.
Mark knows Elly didn't come around to make small talk over how tidy the house is and right enough she isn't. She tells him that it was good to talk earlier at Harold's and asks if they can do that again, which he readily agrees to.
As she is walking to the door, she spots the annulment papers sitting on the coffee table and he explains he's been too busy at work to get them filed. She wonders if he hasn't signed the papers because he still loves her? The bubble bursts though when he makes it clear he was always going to file the papers, despite Shaun's visit (which neither were very happy about), because he hasn't changed his mind. Mark admits that this is "the hardest thing I've ever done" and pulls Elly in for a hug... and moments later the pair are pashing!!!
Coming up on Neighbours
- Paul confident that he knows why Roxy has gone off the rails.
- Roxy letting rip at her cousin.
- Roxy running party central at the Back Lane Bar.
- Mark letting it be known they are ramping up the search for Heather.
- Sheila confident that Heather will slip up soon enough... "just like Nanny Nutjob did."
- Andrea demanding to know where her mum has been!