- Bea gives Kyle a strange look as she finds him in a towel with his doll Bianca.
- Bea tells Toadie that whatever Kyle does in the privacy of his own home is his business.
- Toadie hears Kyle talking to Bianca.
- Roxy resigns from The Waterhole.
- Sheila hands back Roxy's resignation letter.
- Shane glares at Gary.
- Shane is unhappy about Dipi staying with Gary alone at Number 26 while Sheila's away.
- Shane tells Yashvi he doesn't see how his marriage can survive this.
Kyle walks in on Gary hugging Dipi and jumps to the wrong conclusion. She leaves the room and Gary explains to his son that Shane's upset about Dipi staying at Number 26 without Sheila and he's caught up in the middle of it. Kyle says he's done nothing wrong but Gary is clearly uncomfortable with the situation. Kyle receives a text.
KYLE: I've got to go and get Roxy something, are you gonna be alright?
GARY: Yeah, I'll be sweet, just go and do what you have to do.
Kyle leaves and Gary looks deep in thought.
Kyle arrives to see Roxy. He hands her some food.
KYLE: So this was your emergency? Chips with extra chicken salt?
Kyle jokes that when he said he'd be there for her, he meant emotionally, not to be her errand boy. She replies that he can support her emotionally right now, by ringing Shane for her, to tell him that she can't go to work. Shane's managing the bar while Sheila's away. Roxy says she just can't face anyone right now.
KYLE: Alright, I'll do it. It's not like it's the first time I've had to call in sick for someone. I still do a bangin' impression of Honga's old man! I'll let you know how I go.
She thanks him as he leaves. Terese overhears the tail- end of the conversation. She encourages Roxy to get back out there but she says that it won't be today.
Karl struggles to replace a light bulb in a lamp on the table but Susan manages to do it straight away. Bea asks Finn what he's up to and he replies that he's now going to drop off some Buddy Club paperwork for Kyle. He asks if she wants to come.
BEA: Yeah, alright, but we might have to knock extra loud cause he could have some company!
Karl asks if Kyle is seeing someone but Finn and Bea are reluctant to say anything after Karl blabbed about Harlow's crush, leading them to get the wrong end of the stick. He says that confidentiality is part of his profession but Susan points out that it doesn't cover 'street gossip'. Despite Karl and Susan pressing for more info, Finn and Bea say there's not really much to tell and they head off.
Gary is in the kitchen and Dipi walks in.
DIPI: Have you had lunch yet? I'm starving.
GARY: I'm okay.
DIPI: You haven't let me do anything, I'd like to make us something.
GARY: I'm not really that hungry.
Dipi picks up on a weird vibe but Gary quickly exits, saying he has to head to the tram - however Dipi knows he isn't rostered on today.
TERESE: It's not as bad as you think.
ROXY: That's the best you can do? 'It's not as bad as you think'?
TERESE: All I'm saying is that if you want to get out of this rut, you have to get off this couch.
Terese continues to encourage Roxy to face the outside world but she's having none of it. Before long Terese loses her patience and turns to the tough love approach, grabbing Roxy and dragging her outside, saying they're going to go and get a coffee together.
Terese is still trying to make Roxy feel better, telling her that the fact she feels bad about what happened with Shane is proof that she's grown as a person; she's totally different to the person who first arrived in Erinsborough.
ROXY: When I thought you and Vance were doing the dirty I flipped. And here I am making Dipi feel the exact same way. I went from a victim to a bad guy. That doesn't sound like growth to me.
She walks off and Terese looks concerned.
Shane is confiding in Toadie about the situation with Dipi and Gary.
SHANE: I'm not blind, they've got a connection. He understands her better than I do.
SHANE: Who could blame her really?
Toadie thumps Shane.
TOADIE: Stop it, you're wallowing!
SHANE: Well you don't have to hit me!
TOADIE: Well what are you gonna do, call mum?
TOADIE: You're not gonna lose Dipi. You're probably feeling a bit powerless and probably a bit angry.
SHANE: You reckon?
TOADIE: But just give her what she wants, okay, just give her some space.
Susan and Karl arrive.
SUSAN: Hey boys.
She asks how Shane is doing and he admits that things are difficult between him and Dipi after he told her he wasn't comfortable with her staying at Number 26 alone with Gary.
KARL: I'm so sorry. Did Dipi give you any idea when she might be coming back?
KARL: You must be beside yourself.
Susan drags Karl away and berates him for being insensitive.
David complains to Kyle about Aaron's plans for Mardi Gras while Kyle plays with the Bianca doll. David heads in when he hears someone at the door and Finn and Bea arrive. They look freaked out when they see Kyle with the doll again, not knowing whether to interrupt him.
KYLE: Oh, hey guys. What can I do you for?
FINN: Just got some paperwork for the buddy club.
KYLE: Oh cool, just leave it on the table.
KYLE: Cheers...Okay Bianca, let's go again.
Finn looks at Bea.
Susan apologises to Shane for Karl's insensitive behaviour earlier. Roxy arrives, dressed for work. Terese gives her a pep talk before encouraging her to go and speak to Shane.
SHANE: I thought I was covering your shift.
ROXY: Yeah, I know...I made a mistake, I wanna put it behind me. I'm here to work if that's okay with you.
SHANE: Fine by me, you know where the bar is.
Roxy walks to the bar and Susan asks if Shane's ok. He says he is but admits he's surprised that she's asking given how she's been betrayed in the past. She points out that the situations are completely different.
SHANE: I just don't know what else I can do.
Finn and Bea have called Toadie to the tram to talk about Kyle.
TOADIE: I get that we're all worried about Kyle, but a doll, seriously...
BEA: He's calling it Bianca.
TOADIE: Have you spoken to Kyle about it?
BEA: How am I supposed to bring her up?
FINN: It's a doll! He is into a doll...emotionally...and now David knows about it too.
FINN: Yeah...and he seems cool with it...
Grease Monkeys (exterior)
Kyle and David leave Grease Monkeys but they've forgotten to get sauce. As David heads back inside, Kyle's phone rings. It's Gary.
GARY: Things have gone from bad to worse with Dipi.
KYLE: What went on?
GARY: She was just you know, being nice, but I had to just get out of there...
The camera pans across the car to show Bianca propped up on the backseat.
Toadie, Finn and Bea are leaving the tram.
BEA: I promise no judgement.
FINN: Yeah, we respect everyone's choices.
TOADIE: Thanks for letting me know, I guess.
As Toadie makes tracks, he sees Kyle chatting away in his car outside Grease Monkeys with Bianca in clear view. He mistakenly assumes Kyle is talking to Bianca, not realising he's on the phone to Gary on loudspeaker.
Kyle and David arrive home and David berates him for spilling sauce all over the doll. Toadie arrives to have a chat with Kyle. He takes a seat.
TOADIE: Now obviously I know things have been a bit hard for you lately and um...you said you were doing better because you've got a new focus...just wondering if that new focus is your doll...?
KYLE: Bianca? Yeah...she's part of it, aren't ya? 'Yes I am' he says as he moves Bianca's lips.
TOADIE: I'm not being judgy but...don't you think you're taking things a little too far with Bianca?
KYLE: What do you mean too far?
TOADIE: Is she a CPR doll?
TOADIE: Oh she's not even a real one, this is worse than I thought...
David returns with cleaning supplies saying they've got to get the doll spotless and sterile before they take her back to the hospital.
TOADIE: The hospital?
TOADIE: Okay, so she lives at the hospital. This doll, the CPR doll Bianca, sitting there, belongs to the hospital?
TOADIE: So she's not Kyle's doll?
DAVID: No, she's a CPR training doll.
Toadie sighs with relief.
KYLE: Hang on, what did you think she was?
Karl and Susan discuss dinner plans as Kyle arrives with the doll, handing it to Karl and telling him it's more trouble than it's worth. He looks at Finn and Bea.
KYLE: Hope you two haven't shared your crazy theories with anyone else.
BEA: No- one, we swear.
SUSAN: Is that what you two have been whispering about?
KYLE: Great! Thanks.
KARL: He borrowed this from the hospital to practice his CPR.
KARL: Yes...what did you think?
They look awkward.
KARL: Perhaps if you'd confided in me we could have avoided this embarrassment. Sorry about this Bianca...
Dipi makes small talk with Gary about his pigeons, but he still looks uncomfortable. He tells her he's got to take one to the vets and she offers to go with him, saying it's the least she can do. She thanks him for letting her stay, saying how much she appreciates it.
GARY: Even though I've been a bit hot and cold with you.
DIPI: You haven't been...I understand that I've put you in a difficult position and you're probably worried about what it looks like.
He admits that he is but she says that she's really enjoyed hanging out and their friendship shouldn't have to suffer just because of something that's going on with Shane.
DIPI: Tell me more about this sick bird. It's not your champion, Lassiters, is it?
GARY: No, sadly she passed away. But this is her son and heir, Lassiters Junior, or Junior Lassiters.
Finn and Bea have come to apologise to Kyle for jumping to the wrong conclusion about Bianca.
KYLE: Bet you had a good laugh about it, though.
FINN: Nah, we didn't.
KYLE: Yeah? I would have cracked up if it was one of you two...not even a little joke?
BEA: Well...I guess we kinda found it a little bit funny.
FINN: Yeah, but not in a judgy way.
BEA: We're just worried about you.
KYLE: Why, cause you seriously thought that I was in a relationship with a CPR doll?
BEA: We didn't know it was a CPR doll...
KYLE: That's not even the point. Seriously, does everyone think that I would be that desperate.
There is cutting silence.
KYLE: Oh, whatever! Just add that to the pile of stuff I'm already dealing with.
BEA: Kyle, we made a mistake. And not because we think you're weird or anything, but because we care.
The kids arrive for buddy club and Kyle asks Finn and Bea to leave.
KYLE: Welcome boys! Who's ready to do some yabbying?
Shane arrives at Number 26 to find Gary and Dipi in a fit of laughter. He looks annoyed.
SHANE: I brought your tarot cards over, thought you might need them.
DIPI: Thanks Shane.
SHANE: Yeah. Sorry to interrupt your fun.
DIPI: Excuse me?
GARY: Alright mate, whatever drama you think is happening here, it stops right now.
Gary explains that he's just supporting Dipi in a time of need; nothing untoward is going on and Shane's behaviour isn't helpful.
SHANE: I just want you to come home, love.
DIPI: You are unbelievable.
She walks off.
TERESE: See, you're surviving your first shift. I'm proud of you.
ROXY: Are you proud of me or your incredible pep talk?
TERESE: Can't I be both? I'll see you later.
Terese leaves as Shane arrives. Karl and Toadie ask if everything's ok and he tells them what just happened at Number 26.
KARL: What you need is peace of mind.
SHANE: Well I don't see that happening while she's staying with him.
KARL: Well...I live next door...I'm always in the garden, I can keep an ear out?
TOADIE: You're kidding me, right?
KARL: Just to report back.
TOADIE: You're not spying for him.
KARL: No no, it's not spying...as I said it's just...for peace of mind. And it's just a suggestion.
David arrives to see Kyle in the middle of Buddy Club.
DAVID: It's good to see you're moving on so soon...since Bianca.
KYLE: Dude, too soon.
DAVID: Look, as long as you're not trying to resuscitate the relationship (laughs)
Kyle tells the boys they should be wearing hats. He asks David if he can do him a favour and get the hats out of the bags. David sees something concerning and tries to grab Kyle's attention.
DAVID: Is that what I think it is?
KYLE: Nah. Nah, that's a toy.
DAVID: It looks pretty real to me.
KYLE: I had one of those when I was a kid. 100% a toy.
Kyle grabs the gun and pulls the trigger. It fires for real. Everyone gasps and the pair look in complete shock.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Chloe tells Pierce she deserves her job.
- Elly asks Chloe: 'how do you do that?'
- Terese says Jane is acting odd.
- Susan tells Finn not to rush into anything.
- Finn tells her he can't stop thinking about it.
- Zenin meets Ned down an alleyway, and tells him he could kill three birds with one stone.
- Zenin asks Kyle who gave him his number.