- Gary shows Harlow a video of her having a dance competition with her mum at The Waterhole.
- Harlow tells Paul and Terese that Gary's visit really helped her.
- Elly falls asleep as she holds Aster.
- Kyle tells Elly to go for a walk without the baby.
- Aaron and David do a photoshoot with Aster.
- Roxy gets upset that Shane's not talking to her.
- Shane tells Dipi that she's the most important person to him.
- Roxy kisses Shane.
Shane looks completely shocked and Roxy immediately apologises.
SHANE: Woah, what are you doing?
ROXY: I'm sorry, I'm so sorry.
SHANE: If I gave you any sort of vibe right now, it wasn't my intention.
ROXY: I know that, I know that...
SHANE: And what I said, I meant!
ROXY: We're mates, I get it, I get it. It was a mistake; it wasn't your fault, it was my fault.
SHANE: I'm going.
ROXY: Yeah, ok, cool, I'll close up.
Roxy looks ashamed with herself for what she's just done.
Shane comes home to find Dipi asleep on the sofa. He asks if she's awake but she doesn't respond.
SHANE: Can't wait til morning.
He smiles and puts a blanket over her. He then heads to bed.
The next morning, Shane wakes up expecting Dipi to be in the living room but she's not there. A note has been left to say that she's gone to the markets.
Aaron and David are looking after Aster, preparing a bottle. Elly walks in, clearly having just woken up.
AARON: Oh look, mummy's got bed hair!
ELLY: (to Aster) I thought I heard you crying.
DAVID: No, not a peep.
ELLY: Oh I must have been dreaming. It's ok, she's due for a feed anyway.
AARON: It's fine, I've warmed her bottle.
ELLY: Well it would be a shame to waste it.
Aaron tells her to go and have a shower and that they've booked her in for a spa day. She feels bad but they assure her that they're more than happy to look after Aster.
There's a knock at the door and to Shane's surprise it's Gary. Shane assumes he's here to see Toadie or Dipi but he says he's actually come to see Shane. Clearly at a loose end, he asks if Shane wants to do something but he seems more than reluctant, saying he's busy. Gary leaves awkwardly, looking rejected.
Roxy comes downstairs fresh out of bed. Terese asks if Harlow's up but Roxy just looks distracted. Terese tells her that her shift's starting soon but Roxy says she doesn't feel well.
TERESE: Roxy, you've just had a wwarning. It's not the ideal time to have a hangover.
ROXY: I'm not hungover.
TERESE: Uh, I follow you on Instagram. And I saw the pictures of the cocktails you and Shane were making last night.
ROXY: We didn't drink them.
TERESE: Then what on earth were you two getting up to?
Just at the right moment Gary arrives. He says he's come to see how Harlow is but Terese tells him she's still in bed. He asks what everyone else is up to today but Roxy's not amused and he leaves number 22 looking rejected again. Roxy receives a text from Shane asking if they can talk. She tells Terese she's going to go for a walk.
TERESE: Roxy...are you sick or not?
ROXY: I'm about to find out.
Roxy meets up with Shane.
ROXY: I'm so sorry about last night.
SHANE: Yeah look, I just want to give you a heads up before I tell Dipi what happened.
Roxy tries to convince him not to tell Dipi but he insists. They discuss why it happened but Roxy can't seem to understand it herself. She says she's not keen on him; just that he's been so good to her recently and she feels really comfortable around him. Shane admits that Dipi already had suspicions about their friendship - a revelation which triggers Roxy and she again urges Shane not to tell her what happened, saying Dipi will just think she was right all along and it will stuff everything up between them. Shane looks conflicted.
As Finn and Bea walk into the cafe, she tells him how quiet it is at home with a (mostly) empty house. They are greeted by Elly, who they notice doesn't have Aster with her. She tells them that Aaron and David are looking after the baby.
BEA: I think I know the real reason why you don't want to come home.
BEA: You don't want to give up your two slaves! You know we are just as good at looking after Aster as they are; especially Finn!
Bea asks Elly to join them for coffee but she says she's now going to use a spa voucher and invites Bea along. She can't as she has work to do but suggests Finn going instead.
ELLY: Or we could do it later on this afternoon?
BEA: We're going to the movies.
FINN: We don't have to.
BEA: Well we'll pop in and see you later. I need some quality time with my beautiful niece and we've gotta stop those boys from hogging her.
ELLY: I look forward to it.
Elly watches Finn and Bea kiss as she leaves.
The Waterhole (exterior)
Sheila's on the phone to an employee.
SHEILA: Well if you can't come in Alex, you can't come in. I'll just have to find somebody else.
SHEILA: Oh, have you seen your sidekick this morning?
Sheila tells him that she's not coming in because she feels unwell but says she looked totally fine when she last saw her. Sheila asks Shane if he can fill in but he says he's spending the day with Dipi.
SHEILA: Oh. Then why are you here?
SHANE: Well, I think you were right.
SHEILA: Well, course I am (smiles)...about what?
SHANE: Not putting me and Roxy on together.
SHEILA: Well actually I was thinking of rostering you on together again because you got through last night without any ridiculous silliness.
Shane encourages her to keep things the way they are, saying Roxy likes to do the late shifts and he'd prefer to spend that time with Dipi. Sheila replies that he did miss a good dinner last night. She's about to leave but then has one last thing to say.
SHEILA: But what did we learn today...?
SHANE: Is this a test?
SHEILA: Sheila's never wrong...
Shane looks like he's been told.
Bea worries that Elly was acting a bit strange before but Finn says that she might have just felt guilty for leaving Aster with the boys. Worried she's offended her, Bea asks him to go and check on her as she's got to go to work. Aaron and David arrive with Aster, inviting Finn and Bea to join them at the lake.
BEA: I'd love to but I've got some work to do.
FINN: Yeah, I've got a few errands to run as well, but you guys seem to have everything under control.
AARON: Yep, I think we do!
Aaron, David and Aster leave for the lake and Bea tells them to have fun.
Gary asks his mum if she wants to hang out after work but like everyone else today; she rejects him, saying she'll just see him at home. Roxy swoops past, taking Gary's cup of coffee but he tells her that he's not finished yet and she apologises.
SHEILA: I really appreciate you coming in when you were at death's door.
ROXY: Did you really give me much choice?
Sheila picks up on Roxy acting strangely and asks her if she's seen next week's roster.
ROXY: Yeah, and I think you're right with not putting me and Shane on together.
SHEILA: Well, don't you worry, because he's just told me that he wants to spend more time with his family.
SHEILA: What is going on with you? I mean...I've been giving you a hard time about being sick. Are you really sick?
ROXY: Must be a bug. I do feel quite crook though.
GARY: You did seem out of sorts at Terese's this morning.
SHEILA: Well...better me run off my feet than catching whatever it is that you've got. You go home and rest up because I want you to sort yourself out.
ROXY: Yeah, you and me both...
Shane arrives home just as Dipi ends a phone call to Yashvi.
DIPI: Hey, thanks for tucking me in last night.
She gives Shane a kiss. He hands her a coffee and something from the bakery and she looks pleased. He asks her if she's got a spare moment now but she says she's got to get to work and asks if they can catch up later.
SHANE: I've asked Sheila not to roster me on evenings so much.
SHANE: Yeah, spending nights with you is more important to me.
She looks touched and tells him she feels the same way.
DIPI: The last couple of weeks have been really hard for us and I don't know, I just feel like we're in this perfect place now and I just don't want it to change...I love you so much. She kisses him a few times then says she has to go and get ready.
Terese is on the phone to Gary. He is rejected again.
TERESE: Oh, I'm sorry Gary. I brought my own luch today. Maybe another time?...Okay, bye!
She then bumps into Elly.
TERESE: You can't possibly be the mother of a newborn baby, you look fabulous!
ELLY: I just had a massage.
TERESE: Oh gosh, I didn't even have time to shave my legs when I had kids.
ELLY: Well you didn't have David and Aaron on call 24/7.
Terese tells her she's very lucky to have them and Elly replies that she didn't really enjoy her massage just now having left Aster at home. Terese assures her that it's normal to want to spend all your time with your newborn.
ELLY: Besides, my boobs are about to bust!
TERESE: Oh yes, I remember that feeling well. Go, go be with your baby!
They laugh as Elly leaves.
ELLY: Hello? Guys, I'm home...
No- one appears to be home and she calls Aaron. His phone starts ringing on the kitchen bench. She then calls David and it goes to voicemail; she asks him to call her.
Aaron and David are enjoying a picnic at the lake with Aster. David comments on the fact that his phone is out of charge and Aaron replies that that's what happens when you take so many photos. They talk about decorating Aster her own room at home, especially as Elly might want her to have a separate room eventually. When Aster makes a cute face, Aaron picks up David's phone to take a photo, before remembering it's out of battery. He says he's left his phone at home.
Elly is on the phone to Chloe trying to locate Aaron and David but she doesn't know anything. She then leaves a voicemail for Bea asking her to call her back. Finn arrives mid panic and Elly tells him what's going on. He reassures her that Aster will be fine but she remains hysterical. She then goes to search for them and he offers to accompany her but she says he can't.
ELLY: I'll be fine.
Dipi sees Roxy coming home from work.
DIPI: Oh Rox, hey! Are you back home from work already?
ROXY: Yeah, I felt sick so Sheila sent me home.
DIPI: Oh that's no good...well there is a tummy bug going around; actually I've got some great tea at home for that if you want me to pop home and grab it?
ROXY: No, I'm fine, I probably just need a lie down.
DIPI: Ok, well shout out if you need. Actually, Shane's at home today so I can get him to pop over some supplies later if you need.
Roxy says she'll be fine.
DIPI: No worries, feel better soon.
Roxy goes to see Shane. She tells him she's just seen Dipi, thanking him for not telling her about the kiss.
SHANE: I did it for her, not you.
ROXY: I didn't want to hurt her or stuff up our relationship, it meant a lot to me.
SHANE: It meant a lot to me too.
ROXY: So are we cool?
ROXY: But you just said that...
SHANE: My family's the most important thing to me. And I'm not prepared to risk that.
ROXY: Of course, that's why I promise it will never happen again.
Shane tells her they can't be friends anymore, not like they used to be anyway. She leaves.
Roxy arrives home and Terese tells her that Sheila text to let her know that she was on her way home. Terese hands her a cup of tea, saying she doesn't look so good. In the midst of comforting her, Terese's phone goes off in the kitchen. Roxy looks on the verge of tears and hastily goes upstairs.
Elly searches for Aster and the boys at the lake, then at the complex. She goes into Harold's but can't see them anywhere before asking Dipi if she's seen them, but she hasn't. Elly rushes off before Dipi gets the chance to ask her what's going on.
Aaron and David have just arrived home and Elly pulls up.
ELLY: Guys! Where have you been?
AARON: It's alright, we just thought we'd take Aster out for a little outting.
ELLY: But you didn't tell me, you didn't even leave a note. You didn't take your phone? I've been calling and calling!
DAVID: My battery died.
AARON: We've just been taking so many photos.
ELLY: You can't just disappear with Aster!
ELLY: Do not shush me. I came home to feed my daughter and she was gone! Do you have any idea what that feels like?
DAVID: Come on, it was just a misunderstanding...
AARON: Why don't we go inside?
ELLY: I've got her! You guys need to back off. And you want to be parents?
She shakes her head disapprovingly and the boys look upset.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Shane asks Roxy not to 'dump' him in it.
- Harlow asks Roxy why she's being such a pain.
- Roxy talks to Dipi.
- Finn asks Susan if she thinks Elly is telling the truth.
- Chloe tells Pierce they need to come to a decision.
- Yashvi asks Ned what's wrong.
- Ned asks Paul for help.