- Finn tells Elly that Shaun's dead; the search for him is now simply a 'retrieval mission'
- Finn and Elly vow to get through Shaun's death together
- Kirsha tells Shane and Dipi that she applied for the scholarship behind their back, with Toadie's help
- Shane rants at Toadie for going behind his back
- Ned comes round to see Yashvi, but Shane and Dipi stop him coming in
- Later, Toadie suggests to Yashvi that they may be wrong, and it could help her to talk to Ned
- Ned is struggling with sleep and having nightmares about Scarlett; Terese thinks he may have PTSD
- Yashvi comes to see Ned who's asleep on the couch, but while dreaming, he thrashes and hits her
Waking up, Ned is horrified to see that he's accidentally hit Yashvi, who's holding her face in pain. Yashvi tells him he was shouting, and clearly having a nightmare about Scarlett. He looks at her face which is already bruising.
NED: I'm so sorry, it was a mistake. You know I'd never hit you on purpose.
He offers to take her to the hospital in case she's concussed, but Yashvi insists she just wants to go home.
NED: I need to know you're okay!
YASHVI: If I'm okay?! Think about what just happened. Think about everything. Of course I'm not.
She walks out, leaving Ned looking despondent.
Gary has been telling Toadie and Karl about his pash with Prue.
TOADIE: What is it that makes you so irresistible? Is it the pigeons? The polo shirts?
They all laugh, as Gary explains that he and Prue spent the night together. He admits it was difficult initially because of what she said about Amy, but that Prue wanted to make amends. Toadie mentions his planned morning bike ride with Aaron and David, as part of his new health kick.
KARL: It's a wonderfully social sport, cycling, isn't it? I mean, the camaraderie that's forged when you achieve the crest of the summit - the exhilaration of the downhill descent. Sadly, I'm... I'm riding solo at the moment.
TOADIE: ... Yes, Karl - you can come along if you like.
KARL: Oh, no, no, I wasn't hinting - could you wait till after my morning shift?
Gary wants to tag along on the bike ride too, as now he has a woman to impress. Toadie says yes.
TOADIE: Alright, boys, let's air out the Lycra, cos we have got a peloton!
Susan, Elly, Bea and Finn are watching TV. Karl comes in and tells them all that 'bike club is on', before disappearing off to the bedroom. Bea and Finn are going for a brunch tomorrow morning, as Bea is taking some time off work while the garage is quiet. Susan says her work has been quiet too, as the students are off school because of exams.
This is good for Elly as she it means can go for her pregnancy check- up tomorrow. She also mentions her back pain is getting worse, and that paracetamol isn't helping. Karl says she should get it checked out, then goes to find his cycling socks.
ELLY: I want to be as strong as I can for this baby. It's weird; I thought that Shaun would be here for all my last appointments.
Finn offers to give Elly a lift to the hospital, despite his brunch plans with Bea. Bea says it's fine; they can upgrade to a date night tomorrow instead.
FINN: It won't be the same as Shaun being there, but... at least you won't be on your own.
ELLY: That'd be lovely, thank you.
Finn smiles at Elly.
Kirsha is telling Dipi and Shane about her school trip to the museum tomorrow. Toadie comes in, and everyone goes quiet; he's still in the doghouse with Shane and Dipi. Toadie's about to head for an early night, but Kirsha asks him to stay.
KIRSHA: I hate that you're all fighting because of me.
Dipi insists it's nothing to do with Kirsha; Shane reiterates that Toadie shouldn't have interfered. There's a knock at the door - it's David, who's come to check up on Yashvi following a tip- off from Ned. Everyone's surprised; Yashvi went straight to her room when she came in, so they haven't seen her. Shane shouts for Yashvi, who comes in, and everyone sees she has a black eye.
Yashvi explains Ned didn't do it on purpose; he was asleep and thrashing about during a nightmare. Shane's furious and ready to go over there, but Yashvi convinces him not to.
SHANE: What were you doing there?
YASHVI: I thought -
TOADIE: It was my idea (...) I thought it would be a good idea for them to talk and to clear the air.
SHANE: Well, that worked out well, didn't it? (!) When are you gonna get it through your head? Stop sticking your nose in!
The following morning, Elly and Finn are leaving following her check- up. Finn's amazed at the ultrasound image and how human it looks.
ELLY: What did you think it was? A Christmas ham or something?
FINN: Of course not, it's just - looking at the photo, it looks so real! I'm trying to work out if it looks like Shaun.
ELLY: I hope it does. Thank you for bringing me today.
FINN: Any time.
Karl's in the corridor, and asks Elly what the doctor said about her back pain. When she says she's been prescribed codeine, he looks mildly worried, and asks if it was a low dose. She confirms it was; he says it's not common, but okay if paracetamol's not working. Karl asks if Elly wants to collect her prescription now, but she says she'll do it later as she has to get back to school.
Finn offers to pick up her meds and meet her at the café at lunchtime to give them to her. Elly says he doesn't need to, but he insists he wants to. Elly thanks him, and they leave.
Shane and Dipi are talking about Ned hitting Yashvi. Dipi reminds Shane that Yashvi doesn't want them to speak to Ned about it, adding that she doesn't want her upset on her last day of exams - but when Shane sees Ned across the street outside No 22, he can't resist storming over to him.
NED: Shane, about Yashvi...
SHANE: Hey, my daughter's got a black eye cos of you. I ought to drag you down to the cop shop.
NED: Okay, I didn't do it on purpose. I thought I was being attacked. It was a dream.
SHANE: So what? You still ran off with a lunatic, broke Yashvi's heart, and you got her stabbed!
NED: Yeah, I know. I'll do whatever I can to make it right.
SHANE: No, you won't - you're gonna stay away from her.
DIPI: Listen, this is an important time for Yashvi.
NED: Please just tell me she's okay.
SHANE: That's none of your business anymore.
Dipi and Shane walk away, leaving Ned looking worried.
Yashvi seeks Bea's opinion on her black eye.
YASHVI: On a scale of one to walking dead, how bad is it?
BEA: It's okay.
Yashvi doesn't believe her. Bea says that Scarlett must have really messed with Ned's head for him to do this. Yashvi says it sucks, but Ned will have to sort himself out; she has other priorities, such as her exam to study for. Dipi and Shane come in; they advise Yashvi not to sit the exam, as she can apply for special consideration. But Yashvi says she's been prepping all year; she won't push it back.
Shane tries to argue, but Yashvi leaves to study for her exam.
Gary, Karl, Aaron, David and Toadie are all Lycraed up and getting ready for their bike ride. David asks Toadie how Yashvi was this morning, but he didn't see her before she left. Toadie admits he's been stepping on Shane and Dipi's toes as regards the girls' parenting and he doesn't know how to resolve it; Shane doesn't want a bar of him, despite his apologies.
Aaron sympathises, saying Mark is just as grudging a forgiver; and says maybe it's a brother thing. Toadie says that in the past, they've usually got over their fights via an arm wrestle.
KARL: An Angie Rebecchi Special?
Toadie says yes, explaining their mum always used to make them do it to resolve their issues. Gary suggests the same solution now.
Erinsborough High School
Elly is telling Susan about the ultrasound, and how excited Finn was to see the baby.
SUSAN: I suppose this baby's the closest thing he's got to family right now.
ELLY: Yeah, it'd be crazy to think a couple of months ago that I would be saying Finn Kelly is driving me to my check- ups!
SUSAN: Well, we've come a long way.
ELLY: Yeah, going from wanting him locked up forever to now picking up my prescriptions.
Meanwhile, Yashvi has run into Olivia Lane in the corridor. (Liv is the girl Hendrix pashed at the school ball; she's the sister of Lacy and the daughter of Angela Lane, the evil parent who had it in for Elly and Mackenzie.)
Liv asks what happened to Yashvi's eye; she claims she got hit in the face by a footy. As they walk past Susan and Elly, Liv overhears Susan saying how proud she is of how Elly's let Finn into her life, and is letting him be part of the pregnancy. Elly and Susan go their separate ways, and Liv says to Yashvi...
LIV: It's so sketchy. That psycho Mr Kelly is living with Miss Conway and Mrs Kennedy.
YASHVI: You know he's not an actual threat anymore?
LIV: What would you know? You couldn't even pick your boyfriend's stalker.
YASHVI: He's been living with the Kennedys for months, and he's dating my best friend - he's not dangerous.
LIV: Still, it just gives me the creeps.
Yashvi suggests Liv focus on the upcoming exam instead, like she is. But at that moment, Yashvi gets a message from Ned asking her to meet him at the tram later.
Ned is on the sofa having just sent the text. Bea turns up to see how he's doing, explaining she heard what happened with Yashvi.
NED: I need to get out of this house. I hate sitting around in here.
BEA: No, you need to let yourself rest.
NED: The more that I sit here, the more that I think about what happened with Scarlett. And then with Yashvi.
BEA: Maybe you should go and talk to a professional. Just to help you work through things.
NED: What is there to work through?
BEA: Okay. If you're not into therapy, then why don't we go for a walk tonight? Like we used to.
Ned isn't sure, but Bea pushes - so he agrees to it, adding that he doesn't think it will help.
Toadie is wheeling his bike up the drive to No 30, following the group bike ride. He decides to give his biceps a workout by lifting the bike up and down, talking to himself as he does so - to Shane's amusement as he appears to put the bins out!
TOADIE: Just getting the guns ready for battle, mate.
Realising he's talking about an Angie arm wrestle, Shane says he's not interested. But Toadie says he can't turn down an arm wrestle.
TOADIE: Yes, you're angry, and - you know - for very good reason. But you can't stay that way forever, can you, hey? We're brothers.
TOADIE: Alright, fine. But if not today, then I'm gonna ask again tomorrow. And the day after that, and the day after that, and the day after that - until you get it through your head that I ain't giving up, okay?
As Toadie turns around, Shane starts laughing - Toadie's Lycra trousers have split at the back, revealing his undies. Shane teases him about it, as Toadie realises he's been riding around like this.
SHANE: Karma works in mysterious ways, doesn't it?
TOADIE: Yeah, I know I shouldn't have stuck my nose in with Vee and Kirsh. I honestly thought I was doing the right thing.
SHANE: It's difficult, all of us living under the one roof. But you gotta respect when Dipi and me take a stand.
TOADIE: Yeah, of course.
SHANE: We don't take Kirsha's anxiety lightly. We've had so many sleepless nights; and even though she's managing better now, it's not that easy to turn off the worry, you know?
TOADIE: She's your little girl. I get it.
SHANE: Yeah. Oh, one more thing.
TOADIE: You name it.
SHANE: With or without the, umm, hole, please don't be getting around the house in that get- up. I mean, it'd be less upsetting if you went around naked.
TOADIE: Jealousy's not a good colour on you, bro.
They rush towards each other to initiate the arm wrestle! Dipi comes out of the house.
SHANE: Toadie's got something to show ya - it's a cracker!
She's greeted with the sight of Toadie's undies emerging from the rip in his Lycra. But Dipi's not in the mood for larking - she's just had a call from the School for the Gifted™ in Sydney, who've told her that Kirsha's scholarship application was successful. Toadie looks sheepish.
No 28 / Erinsborough High School
Finn is on his laptop when Elly calls, and asks if he knows where Bea is, as her phone's turned off. Finn doesn't, and asks if everything's okay. Elly says her back pain is terrible. Finn has her medication, so offers to meet her at Harold's - but she can't get there now as she has to meet a student at lunchtime. She says if Bea can't bring the codeine, she'll go without.
FINN: No, don't be silly. I can easily run it over.
ELLY: Finn, you're not allowed on school grounds.
FINN: Well, I'll just meet you outside. Plus, Susan said most of the students won't be in today. So no- one will even know I'm there.
ELLY: No, it's too risky, alright? It's fine, I'll go without.
But Finn can hear that Elly's in quite a lot of pain, and insists on coming. Elly relents and tells him to text her when he gets here. Finn leaves the house.
Karl, David, Aaron and Gary are hanging out in their Lycra after the bike ride. Karl starts suggesting names for their bike group. The others aren't convinced of the necessity, but Karl is determined.
KARL: Guys, we are on the ground floor here of one of Erinsborough's most exciting sporting clubs. We need to formalise things. I tell you what - I'll get us four more super juices, and we can brainstorm on a name. Oh, and we need to discuss a colour palette, too, for our matching Lycra.
GARY (to Aaron and David): I reckon it might be a sugar rush. Hopefully he calms down.
KARL: I've got it. The Spokesmen.
Erinsborough High School
Finn pulls up in a taxi outside the school, telling the driver he won't get out - he'll just text Elly so she can come and collect the meds. However, he looks out of the window to see a distressed- looking Liv Lane running out of the school building. She loses her footing and falls flat on her face. Instinctively, Finn gets out of the taxi and rushes over - and onto school grounds - to help.
FINN: Are you okay?
LIV: Mr Kelly?
FINN: I didn't mean to scare you. I just saw you fall. I'm just here to drop off some medication for Miss Conway. Can I help you up?
Finn offers his hand, but Liv stands up on her own, looking frightened, and then rushes back into the school. Finn looks worried.
Yashvi is waiting for Ned when he turns up at the tram.
NED: I didn't think you'd want to see me.
YASHVI: Neither did I. But I thought I'd concentrate on my exam better if I had one last coffee. And sorted things out with you.
NED: How are you feeling about the exam?
YASHVI: Better than last year. But that's not really saying much.
NED: I thought you might skip it.
YASHVI: I've worked too hard for that. Anyway, once it's over, the tricky part is figuring out what's next.
NED: Well, you don't have to decide straight away.
YASHVI: I know. But not having a plan makes me feel like I'm back to where I started last year, and... it's not your problem.
NED: ... Does it hurt?
YASHVI: A bit.
NED: I know it makes no difference, but I had no idea it was you. I honestly thought it was Scarlett.
YASHVI: I get it; it was an accident.
NED: Yeah, but it shouldn't have happened. If I'd known you were there, I... Why were you there?
YASHVI: I had some things I needed to say.
NED: About us?
YASHVI: About me. About how I'm feeling. I know you were the victim, and that you were manipulated, but you've known me forever.
NED: She still turned me against you.
YASHVI: Yep. She did a number on everyone. But what I can't quite get past is the fact that you slept with her right after we broke up. That's a massive betrayal, and you have no idea how angry that makes me feel.
NED: So tell me.
YASHVI: I'm angry that you treated me so badly, and I'm angry that you hurt me. And I'm angry that you broke us. We're broken, Ned. And I have no idea how it's supposed to be fixed.
Yashvi gets up and leaves. Ned looks sad.
Shane and Dipi are telling Kirsha that her scholarship application was successful, while Toadie listens in from the kitchen. Kirsha asks if this means they've changed their minds about letting her go.
DIPI: We're very proud of you. But your dad and I don't think you're ready to move interstate.
KIRSHA: That's not fair! This is my future - you can't make me give that up.
DIPI: We're not. We're just asking you to postpone a little. Reapply next year.
KIRSHA: But I want to go! I know I can handle this - I'm ready!
Seeing how stirred up she is, Shane suggests that he and Dipi talk about it properly some more.
SHANE: This is a huge opportunity for Kirsha. We don't want to make the wrong call.
Dipi turns to Toadie, who's now sitting on the couch.
DIPI: You've been in his ear, haven't you?
TOADIE: No, no - I haven't said anything more about this.
SHANE: No, this is all me. I just want to do what's right.
DIPI: This is our decision, and we've agreed - Kirsha stays.
SHANE: That was before she got in. They wouldn't have given her the scholarship if they didn't think she was ready for it.
DIPI: They don't even know her!
SHANE: Well, let's talk to them, at least!
DIPI: (...) There is nothing wrong with Erinsborough High!
KIRSHA: So that's it? Discussion over? Thanks a lot, guys.
Kirsha marches off to her room.
Finn is very distracted, as Bea asks him if he minds rescheduling their date night. He'd forgotten all about it, and says it's fine to change it. Bea explains that she wants to go on a walk with Ned, as she thinks he's really messed up after what happened with Scarlett. But she's surprised when Finn raises no objection to this, especially as she'd promised not to get involved in Ned's problems anymore.
BEA: I thought I would've had to twist your arm?
FINN: Well, by the sounds of it, he needs a friend.
Elly comes in with Susan after work, and asks if Finn has her meds. He passes them to her. Susan is looking worried meanwhile, and is on the phone to someone.
SUSAN: Have you spoken to the parents? ... Oh yeah, what'd she say?
Elly tells Finn it was a good move not dropping them off at the school after all; if he'd been seen on school grounds, he could've gone to jail.
FINN: Can we go outside? I want to tell you something.
But before they can leave, Susan finishes her call. She explains it was Marty Muggleton on the phone; Olivia Lane didn't turn up for her exam. Elly is surprised, as they saw her at school this morning. Susan says Marty has spoken to Olivia's mum Angela, but she hasn't seen her either. Finn looks sheepish.
BEA: Maybe she just skipped it.
SUSAN: It's a Year 12 exam; she'd be out of her mind to skip it!
ELLY: That's so strange. Why would Olivia just disappear?
We close on a guilty- looking Finn.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Kyle tells Harlow that her mum seems unpredictable
- Gary and Prue kissing again
- Harlow tells Prue she has something important to discuss
- David tells Aaron he feels terrible keeping this from 'her'; 'she' deserves to know
- Elly tells Finn she's not going to lie
- Elly tells Susan her baby's already lost a father, and now an uncle?
- Finn looks pensive at Lassiter's Lake