- Terese inviting Roxy back to #22 but Roxy declining
- Harlow and Roxy bickering with one another
- Terese saying she's bringing in reinforcements to help Roxy
- Gary breaking up with Amy so she can be with Kyle
- Gary telling Amy she can stay on at #26
- Clive breaking up with Sheila
Amy finds Sheila looking distraught and Sheila informs her of the breakup with Clive. Sheila claims she was going to tell him about the crowbar cover- up eventually, but Gary brought it up before she had a chance.
SHEILA: (upset) I hate myself more than anybody else does, believe you me. And I shouldn't have listened to a damn word that Paul said; I'm a stupid, stupid idiot.
Gary arrives home, but when Amy informs him that his mum's having a tough day over her bust up with Clive, he delivers an unenthusiastic, monotone response.
GARY: I guess we all get what we deserve.
He saunters away leaving Amy concerned.
Aaron and Leo have reached their limit at how messy the house is, but Roxy remains relaxed and unconcerned on the couch. The boys get their hopes up when Roxy mentions Terese asking her to move back in, then she dashes their dreams when she says she's staying. Leo and Aaron try to hype up the benefits of her moving back to #22 but Roxy thinks Terese has put them up to it. Just as Roxy's about to make them all a round of spicy margaritas, her mum, Gemma, walks through the door. Roxy isn't impressed to see her.
Amy and Kyle are happy they're finally together, but Amy's still wary about flaunting their relationship in public. Especially if Gary or Sheila happen to see them - they're not in the best of headspaces at the moment as it is. Kyle thinks his family will be okay eventually, they just need time, but Amy points out Gary's not even speaking to his mum and Sheila's not coping. Amy then puts forward the idea of staying on in #26 for a bit, which doesn't sit well with Kyle.
AMY: I want to make this breakup as easy as possible for Gary, and what if me being there will help them get along?
KYLE: That's the worst idea I've ever heard. You and dad just split up.
AMY: He said I could stay there for as long as I needed.
KYLE: He was being nice! Amy, you being there all the time is going to be so much worse for him.
AMY: Kyle, Sheila is feeling really alone right now.
Kyle jokes that Sheila can pop over and do his laundry whenever she likes, earning a whack on the leg from Amy. He appears to relent when Amy says she just wants to try and make things right with everyone.
Gemma attempts to make conversation with her daughter, but Roxy's immediately on the defensive, thinking her mum's just there to judge her. Aaron and Leo make themselves scarce to give them space. Roxy doesn't get why her mum even came to visit, "Vance is gone, crisis averted."
GEMMA: You've always been braver than me but that doesn't mean you don't need your mum. I should have been here for you weeks ago, Roxy. But your dad and I were separating.
ROXY: Yeah I know; you got Aunty T to tell me.
GEMMA: It must have been hard to hear.
ROXY: It was fine, peachy really.
Gemma wants to keep talking but Roxy dismisses her.
Harlow is reading on the couch when Gemma returns to speak with Terese, looking dejected. Terese tries to make Gemma feel better, saying that Roxy's just putting on a front and doesn't mean half the things she says. She was just really broken up about Vance.
GEMMA: I was such a mess then though; I wouldn't have been any use to her.
TERESE: How are you and Adam now?
GEMMA: Both a bit calmer now. Now we're out of each other's hair.
TERESE: It's hard. It's really hard.
GEMMA: (trying not to cry) Yeah, but I think we're both going to be better off in the long run. Y'know, when Roxy was a little girl in Newcastle we'd go out rollerblading and she'd always go so far ahead. She's always been independent.
TERESE: Well maybe she knew you'd always be there?
GEMMA: But I wasn't this time, was I? You told me that she was spiralling.
Terese advises her to hang in there and spend time with Roxy. Gemma doesn't know how when Roxy doesn't even want to be in the same room with her, but Terese tells her to keep trying. Roxy needs to know Gemma loves her unconditionally. Gemma says if she'd done her job as a mother, Roxy would already know that. Harlow has been listening in the whole time and doesn't look too impressed with things.
Sheila has rocked up in a nice dress, hoping to speak with Clive. But when she asks the nurse at the desk to call through to him, Clive claims he's in a meeting. Not taking no for an answer, Sheila hijacks the PA system to deliver a message to Clive (warning off Nurse Kriptic each time she tries to stop her).
SHEILA: This is a code red for Doctor Clive Gibbons from me, Sheila! Clive I know now that you are the great love of my life, and I'm sorry I let you down. I shouldn't have kept things from you, but I did it because I was scared. And I really think that you are the best thing that has come along in my life in a long, long time. I love you.
The doors burst open at this declaration and Sheila's stoked to see Clive, but Clive is mad that she's caused a scene and asks what on earth she's doing. He reminds her she's in his place of work and can't be airing their problems in public. Sheila says she won't apologise for wanting everyone to know how important he is to her.
CLIVE: It's too late, Sheila.
SHEILA: What, so after everything we've been through you're just going to give up? I know I have made some terrible mistakes sometimes, but you've known that about me ever since we first met, remember? What's changed?
CLIVE: Trust. I don't think I can trust you anymore.
SHEILA: If you take me back I swear on my children's lives that I will never lie or meddle again.
CLIVE: They're just words, Sheila.
SHEILA: And I mean them!
CLIVE: Until the next time. And I'm not going to put myself in that position ever again.
He walks away from Sheila, leaving her quite shocked.
Harlow is reading poolside while Aaron and Leo have a swim and a venting session about how awful Roxy is to live with.
AARON: My protein shaker smells like coffee and tequila.
LEO: Yeah her signature scent.
Harlow asks them if they've actually spoken to Roxy about her behaviour recently but the boys know that won't work. Aaron then jokes that they could become disgusting slobs and she'll eventually want to leave of her own accord, but Leo points out that you can't out- slob a slob.
AARON: Oh, Amy! Amy's going to be looking for a place.
LEO: I'm not palming Roxy off to my sister!
HARLOW: You guys are seriously intimidated by her, just kick her out!
AARON: We've tried.
LEO: We did.
HARLOW: Guys it's your house. Tell her to jog on.
LEO: We don't want to be harsh.
AARON: Yeah. Plus she doesn't even like cardio.
Harlow then wonders what it's like to be totally spineless and bend over backwards for Roxy like the rest of the world does. Leo says that with any luck Gemma will talk some sense into her daughter.
Roxy doesn't understand why Aaron has dragged her out of the house. She pouts when she realises she's been set up to talk to her mum. Aaron leaves them be and Roxy is about to leave too when Gemma says she just wants to listen to what's been going on in Roxy's life.
Kyle finds Gary out the front of the pub and stops by for a chat. He asks how Sheila's going after the breakup but Gary says he has no clue - bit hard to talk to someone when you can't stand looking at them. Gary then says he'd pack his bags and leave #26 but he's on a mission to pay Amy's debt back so that's not an option.
KYLE: You and Gran have had your issues before and come good.
GARY: This is different.
KYLE: Right. Well it might be easier once Amy moves out.
GARY: I've told Ames that she can stay as long as she wants.
KYLE: And you're happy for her to be around you all the time?
GARY: Mate, it's not going to be the easiest thing in the world but before we got together we were good mates, so I'd like to keep it like that if... that's all right with you?
Kyle claims it's fine but they both look awkward about it.
Roxy has stayed to chat with her mum. She opens up to her about Vance and admits she really loved him. She thinks he was the only one who really cared about her.
GEMMA: Do you really think that?
ROXY: Yeah. (Getting upset) I mean how could anyone love me, mum? After everything I've done. I'm scum.
GEMMA: You're not scum!
ROXY: Yes I am. No wonder you didn't want to come and visit me. I'm not worth it.
GEMMA: Roxy, no! No. You made some mistakes but everybody does, we all do.
ROXY: My mistakes were terminal.
GEMMA: Oh come on, you can fix all of that. I know you can because you're my incredibly strong, brave little girl. I am so sorry that I wasn't here for you when you needed me. Next time, any time, you just say the word. I love you, Roxy.
They're both quite emotional at this point. Gemma then says that Terese loves Roxy too, and that's why she needs to move back in with her.
Amy and Kyle stroll arm- in- arm, talking about the situation with Gary and Sheila. Amy reminds Kyle she won't be at #26 forever, and he doesn't have to worry about her being around them. Kyle says it isn't just about that, he's also wondering how they're going to spend time together. "It's not like we can curl up on the couch, watch a movie." Amy says they'll just have to spend more time at Kyle's place for now.
Roxy asks her mum if it's really over between her and her dad. Gemma comforts Roxy and says that it is, but Roxy doesn't need to worry about them, "you just worry about yourself." Roxy sees Gary walk in and asks her mum to wait a second while she speaks to him. Gary isn't keen on talking to Roxy, but Roxy is 100 per cent more genuine in her interaction with him this time and asks for a second chance to apologise.
ROXY: I knew you were innocent and I served you up anyway, but when I saw how bad it was getting for you I tried to make Vance come clean and he wouldn't. And then when he wanted to run away with me and leave you in it, I said no.
GARY: (unimpressed) Well, that's really thoughtful of you.
ROXY: I'm not telling you this for sympathy. I was in love, and love makes you do stupid things. I made an utter and complete fool of myself and I regret everything. I'm truly sorry.
Gary takes this on board and says he'll see her around. Roxy glances over at her mum, who looks proud that her daughter is making the right steps to move forward.
Toadie has asked Sheila to meet him at the Kennedys because Finn is housebound with his ankle bracelet and he wants to talk about Sonya's foundation. Since Finn's out of commission for the moment, Toadie asks if Sheila would help out with the fundraising. It would also look good to the judge for her court hearing. Toadie adds that he's also got some great character references from Terese, Susan and Clive. Sheila's ears perk up at Clive's name, especially when she realises the "glowing reference" was only sent in a half an hour ago (giving her a glimmer of hope). Sheila gives Toadie a grateful hug and thanks him for helping her.
Roxy thanks Aaron and Leo for helping her move her stuff back in, but they can't contain their happiness at not having to put up with her anymore.
ROXY: (smirking) You guys are going to miss living with me, right?
LEO: Yeah, as much as I miss acne.
The fellas leave as Terese, Gemma and (a reluctant) Harlow appear to welcome her home. Gemma says she's cooking Roxy's favourite dinner before she flies out: steak and curly fries. Roxy's a bit put out when she realises that Harlow's taken over her old room, but Terese says she'll convert the office where Imogen bunked last time into a nice room for her niece. Terese asks Gemma to help her make Roxy's bed, which leaves Harlow unimpressed.
HARLOW: Are you really just going to sit there and let them unpack your stuff and make your bed?
ROXY: (shrugging) Yeah?
Not sure if "jog on" is going to cut it, Harlow. I think a whole decathlon is needed.
Amy gathers Gary and Sheila for a chat to let them know she's going to stay with them for the time being, if it's still okay. Gary quickly says it's fine, but he is finding it hard to make eye contact with either of them.
AMY: It's a weird decision, I know, but it seems to be the easiest thing for now. Unless you guys are uncomfortable?
GARY: No. I'm good.
AMY: You've always just made me feel so welcome.
Amy suggests they all do dinner together. Sheila thinks it's a grand idea and offers to make Gary's favourite, roast pork, but Gary looks as though he'd rather chew off his own arm than have dinner with them. He makes a hasty getaway and Amy realises this situation is going to be more full on than she thought.
Roxy is watching TV and giving a running commentary of events, disrupting Harlow while she's trying to do her homework. Harlow can't stand how inconsiderate Roxy is, especially when Roxy yells out for Terese to grab her a juice when Harlow won't. Terese comes downstairs to find the girls yelling at one another and orders them to stop.
TERESE: It hasn't even been an hour! I don't want this house to become a battlefield.
ROXY: Yeah well you tell her.
HARLOW: She was telling you.
TERESE: No, I am telling you both! This living arrangement is going to be a disaster if you can't get along.
Roxy and Harlow glare at one another.
Coming up on Neighbours...
Leo speaks with an attractive blonde woman at the bar.
LEO: Can I get you something else?
Kyle chats with Chloe about Elly.
KYLE: You're starting a relationship with someone who is about to have a baby. Have you given it much thought?
Meanwhile, Elly's concern lies with Bea and Finn.
SUSAN: We know you're worried about Bea and Finn's relationship. We all are.
ELLY: The fact is they are not good together.
Finn's got some concerns for Elly too.
FINN: You're pregnant with my brother's baby. And you've just started dating Chloe.
ELLY: We know what we're doing.
FINN: Do you?