- Clive learns that Sheila has been conspiring with Paul to wreck Gary and Amy's wedding plans
- Mark arrests Sheila after she disposes of the crowbar used to attack Paul in the Cannings' own bin
- Gary is angry that Sheila went to those lengths because she didn't believe he was innocent
- Mark tells the Cannings and Amy that Vance was to blame for Paul's attack, and Roxy was covering
- Gary calls time on his relationship with Amy, having realised she and Kyle are Meant To Be™
- Amy and Kyle dance in Harold's as they are serenaded by '90s pop sensation Hanson
- Finn restrains his obsessive fanboy Alfie Sutton when he sneaks into No 28 without permission
- Annoyed he's been kept in the dark, Karl insists that Bea and Finn tell the police all about Alfie
- Mark tells Finn he'll have to be held in custody while Alfie's assault claims are reviewed
Live @ Lassiter's
Bea has finished her music set, to the sound of much applause and cheering from the assembled extras. Backstage, Terese congratulates Bea on a job well done. A bloke called Nigel Davis turns up, whom Terese introduces as the manager of the band King Calaway, one of the concert acts. Nigel is impressed with Bea's singing and invites her to be a support act for King Calaway at some stage.
Bea's thrilled and says she'd love to, but remembers she has a storyline to rush back to. Nigel promises to be in touch.
Erinsborough Police Station
Toadie and Karl are trying to convince Mark that Finn isn't a threat, and shouldn't be held in custody. Mark tells them the decision is down to the office for public prosecutions (OPP), not him. Bea turns up, and rushes over to Finn, who's being held in one of the interview rooms.
FINN: I heard your gig!
Mark explains to Bea that Finn must be held overnight, because of Alfie's accusations.
BEA: That's not fair! It was self- defence, Mark!
MARK: The conditions of Finn's release are very strict (...) He has to stay in custody until the OPP reviews this tomorrow.
Toadie says he'll speak to David to ask if he can help their case to get Finn released. Finn tells Bea he can tough it out for one night.
Live @ Lassiter's
Amy and Kyle are walking back towards the main stage.
KYLE: I'm sorry I told you I didn't love you.
AMY: I knew you were looking out for Gary.
KYLE: Hey, and for you - I thought. I don't want to rush into things here.
KYLE: I know, you can't just switch your Feelings™ overnight. And that's okay; I get it. I'll wait as long as you need.
AMY: Kyle, I'm ready. I've been ready for a while; we just haven't been able to be together. But now the hard part's over. So... here I am. We just have to respect Gary (...) I don't want to flaunt this in his face.
KYLE: Totally. Amy, I just want you to know that I am all in this time.
AMY: Me too.
KYLE: So, I guess I wouldn't be rushing into things if I kissed you?
AMY: No. I think that would be perfect.
Harlow, Paul and Terese are hanging out, chatting about the success of the festival. (Harlow admits she's been more interested in people- watching than the music.) Paul wants to talk about his and Terese's wedding, but Roxy has walked in and seen them all - and swiftly walks out again. This kills the happy mood.
TERESE: She feels like she can't be anywhere near us.
PAUL: Yeah. Maybe that's because she let her boyfriend bash me senseless and then she kept her mouth shut about it.
TERESE: Exactly. She feels guilty and responsible. I really should help her work through it.
PAUL: Well, don't martyr yourself on her account!
TERESE: I'd really like her to move back.
Paul sighs, but signals to Terese that he'd be prepared to put up with it. He walks off, but when Terese asks Harlow's opinion on Roxy moving back to No 22, she proves even less keen than Paul.
HARLOW: I just don't know what it's going to achieve. From what I've seen, all Roxy does is cause trouble.
HARLOW: ... But maybe I don't know her well enough. Truly, whatever you decide, I'm happy.
Sheila is trying to get an upset Gary to tell her what's happened, but he's still giving her the silent treatment. At this point Amy comes in; it's all very tense.
AMY: I'd better move my things into the spare room. And I'll look for a new place in the morning.
GARY: You don't have to rush.
AMY: A bit of space might be good.
GARY: Yeah, if you want to, sure. But don't feel like you have to get out of here on account of me.
Gary disappears into his bedroom, so Sheila starts pestering Amy to tell her what's happened. Amy explains that Gary has ended their relationship.
AMY: He is a generous and selfless man, who deserves a lot more credit than he gets.
Sheila nods tearfully, feeling guilty about not having given Gary more credit herself...
Erinsborough Police Station
A policeman brings Bea in to see Finn in one of the interview rooms. He's coped okay with his night in custody, and tells her not to feel guilty about swanning off to her music gig while he was in trouble; she couldn't have changed things.
Mark comes in, and tells them the police have a statement from Alfie, contradicting what Finn told them about the scuffle at No 28.
MARK: He's claiming that you punched him. Twice.
BEA: That's not true.
FINN: I just grabbed him. I never hit him.
MARK: And we will get to the bottom of it. In the meantime, you're gonna be held in the remand centre.
BEA: What?! No, Mark, he doesn't belong there! He's going to be in there with criminals that could... that could hurt him. But for what? He didn't do anything!
Mark turns back to see Finn having a full- blown panic attack. Mark rushes off, presumably to find help, while Bea encourages Finn to breathe better.
Terese has come to invite Roxy to move back into No 22. Roxy is surprised they'd want her there after everything that's happened.
TERESE: You're family. And family forgives.
ROXY: Yeah, you. But what about Cheese Snob and his ice queen?
TERESE: Yes, well, even after the names you've called them, they've both said they're happy to have you back.
ROXY: Yeah, right. They hate me - just like everyone else in this place.
Terese chastises Roxy for sitting around painting her toenails, like it will change anything; she needs to make an effort to open up to people, and Terese can help.
TERESE: I just... I want you with me.
ROXY: ... Yeah, no can do (...) Chloe and the boys love me living here. And I like it too; so, thanks but no thanks.
Amy comes to see Paul, to tell him that she and Gary have split up. Paul doesn't hide his pleasure at this news, even after Amy explains that Gary selflessly ended it so that she could be with Kyle - which she is now. Amy is angry at Paul for his attitude.
AMY: Gary has sacrificed everything for me!
PAUL: Yeah, alright - fine, fine, whatever.
He compounds Amy's annoyance by suggesting they get Kyle over and crack open some champagne!
PAUL: Oh, come on - why can't I celebrate my daughter finally dropping that loser who's just not worthy of her, hey?
AMY: If you want to celebrate, you can do it on your own.
Amy walks out.
David is looking after Finn; they've given him a sedative, which will wear off soon. David tells him to focus on his breathing. Bea and Mark have accompanied Finn to hospital. David asks why Finn never reacted so strongly to the prospect of jail previously, when they thought his memory was coming back. Finn says things have changed since then; he has a lot more to lose now, meaning his relationship with Bea.
Meanwhile, Karl is discharging Susan who is up on her feet again, and they come in to join David and Mark in the corridor to discuss Finn. David is worried about the lasting damage that even a short stay in jail could cause to Finn; and Susan asks if Mark could make an exception given the medical circumstances. Mark, ever a stickler for the rules, says his hands are tied. Karl hopes Toadie will come up with a lawyerly solution for them...
There's awkwardness between Amy and Gary, as she silently packs up her ute for work, while he puts the recycling out. Amy goes inside as Sheila comes out; she suggests Gary meet her at the pub later, to get him out of the house.
GARY: It's alright, Mum - I'm not going to bash anyone over this! I don't need a babysitter.
Sheila walks off, upset. Gary sees Roxy across the road, and looks annoyed.
Harlow approaches Roxy, saying she's heard Roxy may be moving back in.
ROXY: Why would I leave the party house to live with you losers?
HARLOW: Mm, baffling, but up to you.
ROXY (imitating Harlow's accent): Ooh, *baffling*! I'm *baffling*, am I?
HARLOW: I'm sure Gary thinks so. Did he accept your apology?
HARLOW: Ah, you haven't done it. Typical. You know, I think I've worked you out (...) Despite your desperate need for everyone to think you're all- confident, deep down you've got no guts.
ROXY (imitating Harlow's accent): Oh, deary deary me! No guts, darling?!
Roxy walks off, leaving Harlow bemused.
Karl and Susan are discussing Finn. Susan's worried about him being locked up; in his mind, he's still a boy. Karl says that doesn't excuse bad behaviour. Susan agrees, but feels like she let him down by jetting off to Sydney. They're both worried about Finn and Bea's relationship too; it's made the pair of them more insular and prone to keep secrets. Karl and Susan watch Finn and Bea being all loved up in the room opposite.
SUSAN: If he gets through this, it's gonna make them even closer.
KARL: I have to say, I always feared this was the sort of thing that would happen.
SUSAN: Maybe I got it wrong. Maybe this always was too much for us to take on.
Sheila is sitting at a table when Paul approaches. He's keen to celebrate Amy and Gary's split with somebody and has ordered champagne for him and Sheila, but Sheila's miserable - Gary won't talk to her, and she still has obstructing justice charges hanging over her. Paul says she'll get a slap on the wrist at the very worst, and raises a toast to Gary and Amy's split.
PAUL: Our mission is complete. But you know, the real surprise is that he's the one who came to his senses first. I suppose even a monkey can learn a new trick if it gets drummed into them enough, So, cheers, eh?
But Sheila's heard enough.
SHEILA: Don't you ever say anything about my son like that again!
She throws her champagne all over Paul, just as Clive walks in!
CLIVE: Did I miss something?
Roxy turns up to Gary, who isn't particularly pleased to see her.
ROXY: I just want to talk. I was thinking...
GARY: Yeah, come on, you're gonna need to spit it out.
ROXY: I wanted to say (...) the stuff that happened with Paul, look, I'm sorry and I didn't mean it.
GARY: Oh, okay, you didn't mean it - we're all sweet (!) I mean, you have absolutely no idea, do you, what this all cost me?
ROXY: I said sorry, what more do you want?!
GARY: Well, sorry doesn't even begin to cover it! So if that's all you've got...
He slams the door in her face.
Clive tells Sheila he's back from his New Zealand trip early, as a romantic surprise for her. He wants to know what's happening with Paul; Sheila explains he was slagging off Gary, and they hug.
SHEILA: It's just been so awful without you here. And Gary's so angry with me.
Clive's surprised that Gary would still be angry over Sheila's meddling with Amy. But Sheila neglects to tell Clive about her thinking Gary bashed Paul, and hiding the crowbar to cover for him. Clive calls Sheila a 'one- of- a- kind mum' for defending Gary; the mistakes she's made have been small slip- ups compared to the big picture, and Clive apologises for not having been here for Sheila recently. She hugs him.
SHEILA: Oh, you're here now.
Finn jokes to Bea that he's finally run out of get- out- of- jail- free cards. Bea tells him not to joke about it.
FINN: You think they'll tack on time because of my criminal sense of humour?
BEA: Maybe. I just want you to be careful.
FINN: I won't start any trouble. And I know you were worried about my panic attack, but that was just the shock. I feel fine now that I've thought about it. I won't be in for long, right?
BEA: Yeah. In and out.
FINN: Exactly. I can handle this.
BEA: I know you can.
BEA: And... I can too.
Kyle and Gary are having an awkward discussion about work matters, Gary keen to carry on as if nothing has happened.
KYLE: I actually didn't come over to talk about work, though... Are you okay?
GARY: Yeah - I'm good, I'm fine.
KYLE: Look, I know this must be really hard.
GARY: No, this is how it's supposed to be - I accept it, you know? I'm gonna be alright.
KYLE: Is it too much to ask that we're okay?
GARY: Yeah, nah - we'll be fine. Just give it a bit, and don't let her down again. Just be there for her - treat her right.
KYLE: I will. Definitely.
GARY: And don't leave her this time. Not for anyone.
KYLE: No, no, this is it for me. She's it.
Keen to end the conversation, Gary suggests Kyle go to clean the windows at the tram. Kyle complies, and Gary gets back to some cleaning of his own, to distract himself.
David is trying to persuade Mark to wait before taking Finn into custody, as Toadie is in the midst of a chat with the OPP. But Mark can't wait any longer, and goes into Finn's room to take him. Bea promises him that Toadie will sort everything out - Finn will be back before he knows it. Finn offers Mark his wrists so he can cuff him, but at that moment Toadie dashes in, with a decision from the OPP.
Mark is attaching an ankle bracelet to Finn's leg, while the Kennedys, Bea and Toadie watch; we learn that Finn will be under house arrest rather than going into custody, and will only be allowed within a 50- metre radius of the house. If he leaves that area, the police will be notified and he'll be sent to remand for sure. Finn thanks Toadie; it's a relief to everyone.
Toadie says the ankle bracelet will just be until the investigation into Alfie's claims is sorted; he's hoping that his statement saying that Finn assaulted him won't hold up. Finn's just pleased not to be separated from Bea.
FINN: Now we just stay in and wait this out.
Sheila is enjoying a cuddle with Clive on the couch. She goes to make them another cuppa, but at this moment Gary comes in. Clive starts politely lecturing him on how Sheila has been doing her best to help him, but Gary can't believe what he's hearing - and soon realises that Sheila hasn't told Clive about the crowbar.
CLIVE: What crowbar?
GARY: The one that was used to bash Paul Robinson, and that she found and hid - even though that's illegal - because she was so convinced that I'd done it. You know, I can't believe that she didn't tell you! But then again, maybe I can. Because she's always trying to pretend that she's better than she actually is.
Gary walks out angrily, leaving Sheila tearful and Clive shocked.
Harlow is complaining to Terese about Roxy's attitude.
HARLOW: I just don't get how she can go through life never facing up to anything.
Paul chips in to agree, and Harlow admits that she told Roxy she was a fake and a coward! Terese says she was a lot like Roxy when she was younger, and asks Harlow if she thinks she's a coward, too.
HARLOW: No, definitely not.
TERESE: Well, you would've back then. You know, I was acting out, in defence against the world. I felt like I had to. Which is why I'm not giving up on Roxy - because I know what it's like to lose sight of yourself when you've been knocked around like she has.
HARLOW: (...) I really admire you, Terese. Roxy's lucky to have you. And I'm sure you'll have her straightened out in no time.
TERESE: Yes, well, I may have brought in a little help to speed things up...
Paul and Harlow look intrigued...
Sheila is trying to explain to Clive why she hid the crowbar; she wanted to protect Gary, guilty or not. But Clive is angry that she couldn't at least have told him about it earlier.
SHEILA: Everybody was giving me so much grief about it, I just wanted to forget.
CLIVE: There are some things you shouldn't forget - otherwise you keep making the same mistake over and over again.
SHEILA: I know.
CLIVE: Do you?!
SHEILA: Mm- hm. You said you wouldn't go conniving, then you team up with Paul against Gary, and you forget to tell me about that as well.
SHEILA: Yeah, well, that wasn't the same thing.
Sheila is tearful now as Clive rants.
CLIVE: And you said you wouldn't get into any more trouble with the police. It's not okay. Sheila, I am well and truly over this!
SHEILA: I am so sorry.
CLIVE: And this relationship is not working (...) I'm out. I've had enough.
SHEILA: Oh, no - please, Clive, I need you!
CLIVE: I am sorry, Sheila. We're done, okay - it is over. We are over.
Sheila begs him not to go, but Clive walks out of the door.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Harlow says that Roxy always gets away with her behaviour- it's time to change things up
- Kyle wants Amy to move out of No 26, but Gary's told her she can stay as long as she wants
- Chloe tells Mark she has a date with Elly
- Aaron tells Elly he won't sit back and watch Chloe's heart break again