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Neighbours Episode 8280 from 2020 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 8280
Australian and UK airdate: 20/01/20
Writer: Libby Butler
Director: Chris Adshead
Guests: Lisa Rowsthorn: Jane Allsop
Summary/Images by: Tracy C/Graham
- Terese urging Paul to see Robert.
- Paul going to see Robert and thanking him for saving David's life.
- Karl asking Hendrix to retrieve something from his bedroom and coming across the infamous blue box!
- Ned pointing out to Harlow that her toy isn't a cat toy (but rather a sex toy)!
- Harlow grassing Hendrix up to Karl over the toy.
- Chloe taking some 'personal' polaroid's for Pierce.
- Hendrix getting his hands on the polaroid's but getting caught red handed by Chloe returning them.
- Pierce and Hendrix discovering Lisa is on her way.
- Pierce fearful of how Lisa will affect his relationship with Hendrix.
Number 22
Chloe is trying to figure out why Pierce doesn't want Lisa to arrive. He thinks it's because she will see what Hendrix has done as being his fault, just when he thinks they are getting somewhere with the lad. Chloe doesn't see it like that at all, dismissing his suggestion that they are getting anywhere with Hendrix.
Ramsay Street
Harlow comes across Hendrix in the street and he tells her about his mum coming and his fear that she'll make him move back to Sydney with her because his mum doesn't know he's living at #28.
HARLOW: If it was that easy to get rid of you, I'd have called her up myself!
She then points out that his mum isn't here, so nothing has been decided, but he is resigned to his fate.
HENDRIX: I stuffed up big time.
HARLOW: Must have been pretty monumental if it's got you feeling that sorry for yourself!
Number 22
In the sunroom, Terese is trying to organise Paul's 60th birthday breakfast but is having issues tying everyone down. He really doesn't want any fuss made at all and indeed is more focused on Chloe's contract length.
David arrives carrying a parcel that was left out the front (and to confirm he'll be at the birthday breakfast) and we find out who it's from - Robert!
Number 24
Hendrix is relieved to hear his dad isn't home so he can talk to Chloe before his mum arrives, even if she'd rather they didn't. He tries to explain why he took the photo - "it was instinct, like muscle memory" and confirms to her that he's done stuff like that before. "Do you understand how wrong that is?" she asks, and he honestly replies yes, then goes on to describe it as the worst he has ever done, adding "if I could take it back I would."
HENDRIX: I'm so sorry Chloe.
"Okay," she replies and then after a pause continues:
CHLOE: I know a lot of men grow up believing that women are trophies. The point is to win them or dominate them.
HENDRIX: I don't feel like that.
CHLOE: Your behaviour says otherwise. You're a handsome, privileged white guy with confidence. You need to learn how to handle that, not abuse it.
Silently, Hendrix nods his head.
Number 22
The trio stand looking at the parcel wondering whether to open it or not and somewhat reluctantly (after Terese thinks it's safe given it's come from the prison) Paul opens the box up to see what's in it.
PAUL: It's a plant!
There is also an accompanying note inside the box saying:
Dad - Happy birthday.
This is for your garden.
- Rob
Paul doesn't look too impressed at his pressie and is tempted to send it back! David explains that Robert mentioned he was working in the prison garden and thinks that he is trying to reach out to his dad with the plant. Terese reminds Paul he said he was committed to "keeping the peace," which he acknowledges however isn't quite ready to become "pen pals" just yet.
Number 24
Hendrix and Pierce try to come up with a strategy to explain things about the lad's living situation when Lisa arrives. Seconds later, Pierce answers the door too her and while it's a cordial welcome for him, its hugs for Hendrix. The intros with Chloe go well and she is about to make a cuppa for her guest, but Pierce interrupts the pleasantries to know exactly why Lisa is in town.
Ramsay Street
Ned is giving Harlow a driving lesson and let's just say the lass needs a bit more practice!
David comes out with the plant Paul isn't keen on having (to put it in the bin) and Harlow is disappointed the plant gesture hasn't gone down well. When Ned and David head into their respective homes, Harlow goes into the bin and retrieves the plant.
Number 24
Lisa describes her visit as helping everyone to "get things back on track" after their recent challenges. Hendrix seems very surprised she isn't planning on dragging him back to Sydney, partially as she's got a feeling he'd simply run away again! To Pierce's surprise, Lisa is happy at her son's current living arrangements and when he picks her up on her attitude, her rationale is that she wants them all "to work as a team" which thoroughly meets with Chloe's approval.
We hear that Lisa has booked a one-way ticket to Erinsborough and has taken a sabbatical from work, which is freaking Hendrix out! Pierce goes to book her a room at Lassiters, and she wants Hendrix to accompany her to the hotel, to allow them to chat about what Chloe has said to her.
After the pair depart, Chloe comments to Pierce "that wasn't the disaster you thought it would be was it?"
Number 22
Paul is on the phone to Amy (she's a day early with the birthday wishes) but is forced to curtail the call when Harlow arrives in the sunroom with the plant and trying to remind him how he felt when Robert returned the watch unopened. "That was a different situation," he tells her after finishing his call. She isn't happy that the gesture Robert gave ended up in the bin and knows she can't get her grandfather to forgive or forget what his son did, so asks how long he plans on holding onto his anger "cos it's really not healthy."
Harold's café
Over coffee, Lisa is trying to get to the bottom of the crush Hendrix had for Chloe.
HENDRIX: When I got here, everyone just assumed I was a brat with a credit card... which I am most of the time! But Chloe was different, you know, she actually listened to me. She got me.
LISA: How are things between you now?
HENDRIX: She thinks I'm a creep.
Lisa is disappointed he took the photo and while confirming she wasn't planning on taking Hendrix back to Sydney, asks instead if he wants to go back there. The lad doesn't, as he wants to stay with his dad to help put things right.
Number 24
Meanwhile Pierce is fretting what Hendrix is saying to his mum and vice versa, very worried that she is going to take the lad back to Sydney. He is also equally curious to know why she wants to step back from being the main parent too, having been the dominant one raising the kids.
The Waterhole
Paul is nursing a whisky and his thoughts when Terese arrives in the bar. He explains to her about Harlow retrieving the plant from the bin and is having trouble getting it through to his granddaughter that he doesn't want anything else to do with Robert.
PAUL: She thinks I'm holding onto my anger.
TERESE: Well, she's not the only one.
Paul seems very surprised by that statement and Terese acknowledges that he can't just start over in his relationship with Robert but thinks accepting the plant (to show some peace) is better than shutting him out.
Number 22
Harlow is very surprised to see Hendrix on her doorstep and even more so when he apologises for the 'cat toy' incident. She is curious if this is his mum's doing, trying to "wipe the slate clean before you go home?" and secretly seems happy that he isn't going back to Sydney (despite what came out of her mouth).
HENDRIX: I'm trying to change Harlow. For real.
HARLOW: Sincerity sounds really weird on you, almost like a suit that doesn't quite fit.
HENDRIX: Well, maybe I'll grow into it.
Number 22 (next day)
In front of David, Harlow and Ned, Terese takes delight in being able to wish her husband a happy birthday. Then its pressie time - cufflinks from David and Aaron and a picture of New York that somewhere contains Amy and Leo's building, that Jimmy picked.
David notices Harlow seems reluctant to head to the kitchen for the food, and she explains that with Hendrix's mum being in town, it's got her thinking about her own mum. He asks when the last time was that she spoke to her mum (when she left), and she goes onto say it's been email communication only since then with any updates but adds that Prue hasn't responded.
HARLOW: I mean, I didn't expect her to. It's just...
DAVID: Still must hurt though?
The lass puts on the happy smile though as she heads to the kitchen to have brekkie and hands over her pressie to Paul.
Number 24
Pierce seems happy surprised that its positive news coming out of #28 about Lisa joining them for supper last night before Hendrix took his mum back to Lassiters. Rewinding back to what was happening prior to Lisa's arrival, Pierce asks how Chloe is doing and while she isn't "completely over it," however Hendrix's apology did help and thanks her husband "for checking in."
It's a very different Lisa that arrives the next day - this one is very agitated unlike the person that arrived yesterday! She demands that Hendrix is told the truth about their arrangement, as she is feeling guilty that they are making the lad own up to his mistakes while keeping theirs quiet. Pierce is stunned at Lisa admitting she's made a mistake (first time ever!) but she explains that she's been thinking about it a lot lately and after talking to Hendrix, it "drove it home." He is reluctant to say anything to Hendrix, fearful that the information is only going to hurt the lad and refuses to tell him just so Lisa can clear her conscious.
Number 22
Paul leads Harlow out into the garden to show her the plant in situ - he is keeping it for the both of them. He confesses that re-connecting with Robert worries him... but disconnecting from her worries him more.
PAUL: He's your father, you deserve to have a relationship with him. Just the same as you deserve to have a grandfather who will facilitate that.
The rest of the family watch on as she thanks and then hugs her grandad before they then go on to actually plant the plant in the soil.
Number 24
Chloe watches on as Pierce and Lisa argue over whether to tell Hendrix or not... but the decision is out of their hands when of course the lad walks in on them!
Lisa begins by telling the lad that Pierce was only 18 when they got together and wasn't ready to be a father, and not long after he was born, they broke up. "So, Alana's not my sister?" he asks his parents and Lisa confirms that she is because Pierce was asked to father another child with her through IVF. Hendrix seems surprised that his dad went along with this and Pierce confirms that he did.
LISA: Because I paid him.
Hendrix looks as confused as hell as Pierce adds in the money Lisa gave him helped buy his first winery.
PIERCE: Without it, I wouldn't be where I am today.
LISA: Look, I wanted to do things my way with you and Alana and I didn't need your dad, so apart from allowing the occasional visit, I told him to focus on his own life, and his business and leave the parenting to me.
LISA: I didn't want to compromise...
HENDRIX: And what?! Let me have a father?!
The lad now turns to his dad and demands to know if he went along with the plans? "I was young," Pierce replies, adding in that he "didn't know any better." He then turns towards where Chloe is standing and seeks confirmation that she knew but didn't tell him. "It wasn't my place," she tries to explain, and the lad looks like his world has utterly imploded on him.
HENDRIX: Let me check I've got this right. I'm a mistake and Alana's a business transaction?! Your empire started from a sperm donation!
PIERCE: None of this changes the way that I've always felt about...
HENDRIX: (interrupting) Oh stop its worse. You traded your kids for a spot on the rich list and you [turning to his mum], you just decided I didn't need a dad?! Did I get that right?
PIERCE and LISA: ...
Hendrix then thumps his hand off the kitchen bench in frustration before storming out of the house.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Chloe curious to know why Lisa has told Hendrix the truth now.
- Pierce commenting that Lisa "always has an objective."
- Aaron chatting to his sister about something confidential.
- Bea wanting Elly and Aster to move home.
- Bea trying to get to the bottom of things and Elly perhaps going to give an explanation.
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