- Paul needles Pierce by insinuating that Chloe and Naomi are suited
- Chloe hugs Naomi
- Karl tells Susan that they have to be open with each other
- Shaun has been watching Finn's videos. Elly says she can't talk about them.
- David suggests that Shaun does something to say goodbye to Finn.
- Shaun drops the memory stick with the video diaries in the lake (so littering, apparently)
- Shaun tells Elly that he's going back to Switzerland.
Elly protests that Shaun should be there for Aster, but he says Elly has got too much to deal with.
ELLY: Switzerland...it's so far away.
SHAUN: I think I need it. Being here, around all the people that Finn's hurt...it's too much. But as soon as I've dealt with it, I promise I'll be back.
SHAUN: Aster means the world to me, Elly. I'd never leave her for good. But if I'm going to be the father she deserves, I'm going to need some time away.
Yup, just absolve your responsibilities as a father and leg it, no worries, Shaun. Let Elly do it all on her own. Ahem.
No.24, the following morning
Pierce, Naomi and Chloe are talking about the event. Naomi says she's going to have to run the auction herself. Chloe and Naomi banter about her "Chlohitos". Pierce is surprised to hear that they had drinks last night and doesn't look pleased.
"Australia's Biggest Morning Tea" is in full swing.
SHEILA: Have you guys seen Ned's display of boobs?
Terese and Paul laugh and tell her she'll have to wait like everyone else!
Terese tells Paul to cool his "juvenile vendetta" against Pierce today.
Ned tells Dipi and Yashvi that they were up until 3am arranging the boobs, so hopefully it was worth it. Shane comes in. He's been called in to work, and is stressed that he's losing study time.
Karl, Susan and Bea are chatting about their plans for the day. She asks them if they would like to see her boobs at the auction!
(Why is everyone so proud of this, surely it would be mortifying?!)
Elly and Shaun come out. He tells them that he's flying back to Switzerland today. He thanks them for their hospitality. They are all surprised and Elly looks uneasy.
Chloe, Pierce and Naomi have arrived. They talk about Chloe's boobs(!) and Pierce looks uncomfortable. Paul looks over, smugly.
At the bar, Naomi orders some drinks. Sheila asks how Naomi is doing, spending time around "Fifty Shades of Greyson"(!) She encourages Naomi to find someone else.
Back at the table, Naomi and Chloe make plans to have a spa later. Paul gloats more.
Shaun has apparently gone to see Claudia. Elly is sad that he's going to miss out on seeing Aster every day.
Ned is introducing the boobs(!) and thanks all that contributed. He encourages them to dig deep for a good cause.
NAOMI: So it's the moment we've all been waiting for. Ned...show us your boobs!
They pull back the curtain to reveal twelve plaster casts of boobs, mainly those of the Ramsay Street residents.
(Seriously, who would bid on these).
Shane tells Dipi that Grant has called again. Suddenly he recognises Dipi's boob cast and is a bit shocked. She says she hopes he's going to bid!
Later, Naomi introduces Dipi's boobs and Sheila immediately bids $100! Shane only has $106 in his bank account so bids $101(!)
Sheila shouts over that they're her boobs, not Dipi's, but Ned confirms that they're Dipi's! Shane fails to beat Sheila's bid of $200 and Dipi doesn't look pleased.
Pierce bids $2000 on Terese's boobs and Paul does not look pleased. It's Pierce's turn to look smug, and Paul eventually bids $10,000!
Chloe congratulates Naomi on her excellent auctioneering. Terese informs them that they've made $25,000 for the cancer charity.
Naomi says she's off to set up the spa. Chloe says she'll follow with some champagne. When Naomi has gone, Pierce says he's got a lot of work to do, so he'll see them later.
At the bar, Chloe orders two bottles of champagne. Paul needles her about Naomi and she tells him to get a grip, and to stop trying to cause trouble.
Shaun is getting emotional over one of Aster's baby suits. Karl and Susan come in and he goes off to pack.
Susan tells Karl that she's really struggling with Shaun's departure - she doesn't want him to leave, but she is relieved he's going because he reminds her of Finn. Everywhere she goes seems tainted.
KARL: We will get through this.
SUSAN: How? It's not getting better. It's not getting easier. And I don't see how it will.
Sheila tells Dipi, Shane and Yashvi that her cast is amazing. They humour her and don't tell her they're not really hers!
Yashvi says Dipi could always get another cast done with Ned and Shane looks horrified. However, they're only winding him up.
Shaun is saying goodbye to Karl, Susan, Bea and Elly. Susan gives him Aster's sleep suit in a bag.
SUSAN: I hope next time we see each other, we're both doing better.
SHAUN: I know we will.
Elly has apparently downloaded an app on Shaun's phone so he can connect with Aster's baby monitor. Surely it would be better if he was in Australia and could help out, but hey ho.
SHAUN:(to Aster) Even when I'm on the other side of the world, I'll still be with you. Loving you every moment.
He kisses Elly goodbye.
SHAUN: See you when I see you.
ELLY: Yeah. I'll be here.
He gets into a blue car (Uber this time?) and heads off.
Pierce has arrived. He gets into the spa with Namoi and Chloe.
NAOMI: Now that we're all here, I'd like to propose a toast. To us - Lassiter's Dream Team. And to many more successful events in the future!
Pierce asks if Naomi is going to stay. Chloe says she hopes Naomi will stay on and laughs that Paul seems to think Naomi might make a move on her, or Pierce, or both(!)
CHLOE:(light-heartedly) I saw you perving on Pierce earlier!
NAOMI: I wasn't perving! I *was* perving, but I wasn't *perving* perving.
They laugh, but Pierce doesn't look happy.
Susan is making sandwiches when suddenly Karl suggests that they go on a trip, to get away from the Finn reminders. Susan is surprised, but agrees.
Pierce is getting the post in when Paul and Terese arrive home. Paul starts needling agian, and Pierce loses it.
PIERCE: Why are you *so* interested in our relationship?
PAUL: Ah, I'm not. No, I'm more intrigued by Chloe and Naomi's private life. Although it appears you don't really enter into the picture at all!
Pierce grabs him by the front of the shirt.
PIERCE: What have I got to do do get you to back off, huh?
PIERCE: What have I got to do?
TERESE: Pierce, stop! Now! Stop.
He releases Paul, but continues to glower at him.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Ned tells Chloe that he's heard Paul and Pierce nearly came to blows.
- Naomi offers to help Chloe and Pierce "be adventurous"
- Shane tells Toadie that "the situation has got a little more complicated".
- Toadie asks Dee to give him another chance.