Previously on Neighbours
- Amy is stunned when Jimmy return
- Jimmy steals money, Amy is stunned when Gary suggests it might be for drugs
- Amy suggests that Kyle steps back to help patch things up
- Robert says that he wants to be transferred to a lower security prison and closer to Erinsborough
- Paul warns Harlow that Robert will manipulate her and try and get her sympathy
- Paul finds Harlow talking to Robert in the hospital
- Robert overhears Paul telling Terese that he refuses for Robert to be moved closer after the kidney transplant
Christmas music is playing, Paul arrives home and calls out. An upset Terese comes through the kitchen and motions for him to be quiet. He sees a tearful Harlow sitting by the curtains and goes to her. Terese loudly warns him as Paul then sees Robert. Robert wishes him a Merry Christmas
Paul wakes up on the sofa and we realise it was a dream. Terese has been shouting his name to wake him up and reassures him. She realises the nightmare was about Robert. Once tomorrow is over he promises he will be ok. For David she encourages him to come to bed.
It's now the next morning and Finn has arrived to see David. He is here to wish David all the best for his operation. Finn thinks it's a weight off their mind that Robert is able to be a donor, Aaron thinks he's understating things! David points out his body isn't behaving as well as it should. Amy arrives, she tells them that Jimmy isn't with her as he seems to be jetlagged. Amy tells him that David will be able to see Jimmy sometime soon. Amy gets a phonecall, apologises and leaves the room to take the call.
FINN: It must be strange that your brother is the one to help out.
David tells him is he's just thankful for Robert doing this. Finn wants to know what Robert is like, he's heard various things and wonders if they've met Robert in person. Amy comes back in apologising but needs to head off. She hopes to return and bring Jimmy with her.
It seems that Jimmy can't be found at the moment. Gary couldn't find Jimmy when he went to wake him. Amy has instructed Gary to get all Jimmy's stuff together. The plan seems to be to check Jimmy's stuff and Kyle doesn't look so sure so wants to head off. Gary points out them two plus Leo will be needed for moral support if they find something they don't like.
Amy arrives and is leaving a message for Jimmy on her phone asking him to ring her.
AMY: This is a proud Mum moment. Going through my son's stuff.
Leo assures her it's ok to do this, Gary agrees as she needs to know what it is if it's drugs. Kyle apologises and Amy brushes him off. He wishes he'd spoken up sooner. Amy gives Gary the passcode for Jimmy's phone, 5466. He doesn't have any success. Amy finds a Backpackers receipt for snacks, they think Jimmy might be there. Leo tells them gear was dealt there. Kyle wants to go with Amy but she wants to do this by herself.
Paul is looking out of the window as Terese comes and asks him if he is ready. He realises she's talking to him and refuses a coffee. They ask if Harlow is joining them at the hospital to see David. In a chilly manner she prompts them to include Robert and doesn't want to make it a huge deal. Harlow points out that the Robert is having a big operation, Paul tells her David is most in danger. Harlow thinks it's not brilliant for Robert either, Terese can empathise with this. She knows she wasn't honest before but thought it was better to be honest this time. Harlow will see Robert more regularly once he is close by. Terese thinks a visit will happen whatever Paul and Terese think. Paul agrees but will accompany her. Harlow doesn't think he needs to but he insists.
Finn watches Robert through the window of the hospital room. Karl comes over and Finn reports visiting David went well. Finn has realised who Robert is due to the guards outside the room. Finn hated people staring at him when he woke up from the coma, he is doing exactly that. Karl doesn't think being curious is unusual. Robert seems normal but everyone is scared of him.
KARL: You don't need to look like a monster to be one.
Finn mentions that Susan and Karl don't find it easy to be around Robert. Karl points out that Robert murdered their friends. Robert was responsible for the plane that Susan was flying in which crashed. Karl isn't able to forgive Robert. Finn points out that he attempted to harm Susan. Karl tells Finn that he has changed. Finn thinks that people being scared of Robert is the same as the way they were scared of him. They're both glad that Finn was able to have a second chance.
Jimmy is reading a magazine on the couch as Amy arrives. She wants to know what's going and points out he has ignored her calls. He wants to know how she found him, she admits they went through his stuff. Jimmy isn't impressed, Amy didn't feel she had a choice! Jimmy tries to head home but Amy wants the truth first. He is stunned she would consider it when she asks him if he's buying drugs. She wants to know why he's taken money from her purse and isn't bothered about David having a dangerous operation. Amy wants him to be straight with her. A girl comes around the corner.
MAYA: Don't be mad at Jimmy. It's my fault.
Amy is stunned to learn that this is Jimmy's girlfriend and wants to know why Jimmy didn't mention it before. Jimmy explains that Maya has had things to deal with and needed to go away from New York. Erinsborough was the first place that Jimmy thought up and it happened in a rush. Amy realises that Maya's parents don't know and points out they will be really worried especially as Christmas is tomorrow. Jimmy explains that Maya's parents are the cause, Maya's Dad has been getting angry and violent often. Maya's Mum hasn't left even though she keeps saying she will and keeps making excuses. To get Maya away from her Dad Jimmy brought her here. The parents aren't worrying as they think she's with her grandparents. As Liam is always busy with work Jimmy didn't tell him what was going on. Liam tells Jimmy to concentrate on school and not to get swayed by distractions. Amy realises that Maya is the 'bad crowd' but Liam wasn't listening. Amy points out Liam could have helped Maya if he was aware what was really going on. Amy tells them she they should have come to her sooner, Maya was worried they would send her back to America.
AMY: You've gone about this the wrong way.
JIMMY: What's going to happen now?
AMY: I'm not sure.
Amy wants Maya to tell the exact truth about her home life which Maya agrees to.
Aaron comes and tells Terese, Paul, Leo, David and Harlow that they're coming for David shortly. Leo and Aaron are closest to David. Leo reminisces about playing British Bulldog at school, Leo was always the winner, David was always tackled first. Leo tells David that he refused to give up and did the same thing day after day. Due to this Leo knows that David will be ok due to being a fighter, Aaron agrees.
AARON: This time tomorrow we're going to be celebrating Christmas and the rest of our lives together.
TERESE: We'll all have a lot to celebrate.
Paul has moved closer to David and gets emotional, David tells him it's ok. The person arrives with David's pre op sedative and gives it to him plus the water. They start to wheel David off as Aaron stops them.
AARON: I love you. (He kisses David.)
Robert is handcuffed to the bed. Paul is being frisked outside as Harlow waits next to him. As the guard gets to Paul's legs Paul explains it's a prosthetic leg. They enter the room.
ROBERT: Oh another visit. I must be off Santa's naughty list.
Robert reports he's feeling fine, got a change of scenery and food is better than prison! He claims not to be afraid of what's ahead. Harlow tells them how they're all thankful for what he's selflessly doing for David. Robert thinks making the deal with Paul makes it not selfless and he will get contact with Harlow. Harlow is thankful for that. Robert is handed his pre op sedative. He takes it plus drinks the water. They wheel Robert off and Harlow wishes him the best. (Paul is in the room remains silent the whole time.)
Amy, Kyle and Gary are sitting at a table. Gary has just learnt that Jimmy is paying for The Backpackers using the money he stole from Amy. Gary apologises for putting the idea of drugs into Amy's head, Kyle is relieved it's not that bad. Amy points out that domestic violence isn't brilliant either! Amy is in a quandary about what to do as it could be dangerous for Maya to return to her parents. Gary points out they should know where she is which is their right. Amy wants to talk to Maya's Mum and get her side of the story. Kyle advises her to do what she thinks is best, Amy is going to find the contact number.
Jimmy and Maya are sitting a little way away. Jimmy reassures Maya it will be ok as Amy will know what to do and sort things out. Amy looks apprehensive!
Paul, Aaron, Terese, Harlow, and Leo are sitting on the chairs. Paul is stunned to hear about Maya. Amy is going to update them. Finn arrives and has brought some food. They thank him for his thoughtfulness. David is being prepped for surgery, Finn has everything crossed! Paul is hoping too for David, Harlow chips in that should be Robert as well!
PAUL: It's the least Rob can do after all the lies he's taken.
LEO: Dad, now's not the time.
HARLOW: He may have done some terrible things but right now he is making a huge sacrifice.
Harlow and Paul continue to argue as Terese suggests taking a walk.
PAUL: If Robert dies on the operating table I will not be shedding any tears.
Maya is looking at the gnomes as Amy comes to join her. Jimmy is explaining to Liam what is going on over the phone. She wants to talk to Maya. Maya's Mum was worried but not mad. She now realises how bad things are for Maya at home. Maya's Mum has said this before now, then her Dad arrives and history repeats itself. Amy thinks things are different as Maya has escaped to Australia. The police are going to be involved and hopefully Maya and her Mum can stay with Maya's grandparents for the time being.
MAYA: Thanks. Jimmy said you were awesome.
Maya apologises for all the upset and thinks Amy hates her. Amy reassures her that's not the case. She thinks Maya is special as Jimmy cares about her a lot and wouldn't be like that with just any person. Jimmy as been there for Maya as she's been really scared. Jimmy knows Maya should have a safe home and they will make sure that happens. Maya thanks her and they hug.
David and Robert are asleep as one of the guards lets Karl into the room. He tells David he's heading to theatre and wishes him all the best. Karl isn't so cordial towards Robert who says he's sleepy. Karl notes that the sedative is doing its job. The doctor comes in to say the handcuffs need to come off for surgery. She takes the guard coming into surgery to scrub up and Karl exits the room.
The guard takes the handcuffs off Robert. Robert takes the sedative out from his mouth and places it under his pillow.
Gary, Kyle, Amy Jimmy and Maya are sitting around the table. Maya is flying back tonight and her Mum will be at the airport to greet her. They will be spending Christmas with Maya's grandparents. After Christmas they can sort out what will happen in the long term. Jimmy wonders what will happen if history repeats itself. Amy tells them that they will both go over once David is recovering. Maya doesn't want to go without him, Jimmy reassures her it will only a few days. Gary takes Jimmy and Maya off to make dinner.
Kyle commends Amy for how she has handled the situation and she thanks him. He tells her she was always meant to be a Mum and any children she has will be lucky she is their Mum. Also any man will be lucky to have a child with her. Amy smiles awkwardly and excuses herself to ring Leo for an update.
The guard looks at David and heads back to Robert. Robert reaches up and grabs the guard around the neck. He wrestles him to the floor with his hands around his throat. The guard makes choking noises and then goes silent out of sight on the floor. Robert grabs some scrubs, apologises to David and heads out of the room.
Terese firmly tells Paul he needs to have more empathy with what Harlow is going through. Paul points out that Harlow shouldn't expect him to play happy families! Terese tells him this is complicated, Paul thinks it's also complex for him, Terese isn't impressed! Terese points out that she's a teenager and worried for the danger Robert is in. Paul agrees to apologise as the alarm goes off. They all wonder what's happening. Karl comes running down the corridor.
KARL: Robert has escaped.
Aaron is frantic as Karl tells them he hasn't got any more information. Karl restrains Aaron from entering the room as the place is in lockdown. He tells them to go into David's room and lock the door of the room. Paul is worried about David. Karl tells him that they need to make sure Robert doesn't leave the hospital. Paul does not look impressed as he shuts the door!
Jimmy comes over to Amy at the table and asks for an update on David. Amy hopes no news means good news! Amy knows Jimmy is worried about Maya but it won't be long till he's back there. Jimmy points out that there are a lot of people to support David but Jimmy is the only person supporting Maya. Amy points out that her grandparents and Amy are also supporting Maya. Jimmy reminds Amy that she won't be there for more than a few weeks. Amy promises to Skype but Jimmy thinks that's not enough. It's not great over there as Liam doesn't understand him as Amy does. Amy promises to support him. Jimmy points out she's here whilst he's in New York.
JIMMY: It's just I need you. I want you to come to New York with me.
The lockdown alarm is still going off as everyone waits in the room. Paul wryly points out that it was never Robert's plan to donate one of his kidneys. Paul believed he would and Robert just planned and managed to escape. Someone walks past as Aaron frantically appeals to find out what's happening. Leo tries to calm him as Aaron gets more anxious. Karl arrives and reassures him that David is ok and is still under sedation. Karl tells them that Robert hadn't planned to take the sedative as it was found under his pillow. They haven't found Robert yet and Karl heads out of the room.
Harlow despairs for trusting Robert, Terese reassures her. Karl comes back to tell them that discarded scrubs have been found close to an exit. They're sure that Robert used them.
KARL: He's left the building.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Terese tells them that the plan is crazy
- Leo asks the person on the phone to give him the exact details
- Roxy wants to know if there's another possibility which there isn't
- Paul gets emotional and is grateful to have had time with David
- Toadie says it's touch and go for David
- Aaron calls the doctors into David's room