- Pierce suggesting that they hire Nicolette to be Fay's nurse.
- Chloe telling her brother about Nicolette asking her out and keeping it quiet from Pierce
- Susan enjoying having Jane work at the school with her.
- The teens trying to conjure up a plan to get Paul to rethink his stance on sustainability.
- Susan rejecting the school getting involved in the teens ideas of a protest.
- Roxy suggesting to the teens to go ahead with the protest even if Susan disagrees.
- Paul warning Jenna.
- Emmett finding his mum's bag full of miniature bottles of alcohol taken from the hotel.
- Jenna being caught by her employers.
- Emmett accusing David and Aaron of reporting his mum.
Aaron and David try to explain to Emmett that they didn't say anything to Paul about his mum when she appears. We hear who it was that grassed her up - one of the other cleaners and Emmett turns his anger from his foster parents to his mum. "I was doing the right thing," she tries to explain to her son by returning the bottles, but he isn't happy that he was forced to lie for her. David then suggests that perhaps its best for Jenna to go, and she sees it as them turning Emmett against her. Her claim is met by silence, so as she goes to leave, her parting words to the boys are "hope you're happy."
Harlow joins Mackenzie and Richie after she's finished at the hotel, although reports to them that progress on Paul stopped due to genuine staffing issues. Mackenzie thinks Harlow is being fobbed off by Paul and thus wants to revisit the idea of doing the protest. Her suggestion is during school hours, live streaming "all the ways Lassiters is falling short" and getting the pupils to skip classes to watch so that they too are "making a statement." Harlow points out that "Mrs Kennedy won't like it" but Richie's stance is that "the whole point is to disrupt the establishment" and thus it "can't wait for permission." Harlow pleads for more time for Paul to come through, but Makenzie has had enough, saying "I'm sick of waiting, it's time to fight."
Nicolette explains to the watching Hendrix and Pierce how to safely prepare Fay's medication, but the lad vetoes seeing the next step of the process (giving it to Fay via her tube) in favour of going to bed.
A shattered Chloe comes out from her mum's room. Pierce wants her to rest up, or at least use Nicolette to do some of the stuff she'd planned, pointing out to her that he gets she wants to help her mum, but that she shouldn't be tiring herself out in the process.
Paul and Terese are very much surprised to see Jenna on their doorstep - she sincerely apologises to them for stealing and asks for her job back. Paul isn't in a forgivable mood, however Terese looks like she wants to give her a second chance, so shows Jenna the door whist asking her to allow them to talk and a promise of getting back to her.
When she comes back to the kitchen, Paul is adamant at not giving Jenna a second chance - bluntly telling his wife that they aren't running a rehab centre and that he is also looking out for Aaron and David.
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Despite Pierce telling his wife to let Nicolette shower Fay, Chloe is more than wanting to do the job - she is after retribution for what Fay used to do to her as a child... get shampoo in her eyes when washing her hair!
It looks like Harlow has worn Paul down as he tells her about looking into more eco-friendly minibar products.
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Hendrix has used his "family discount" to book a room at Lassiters although Mackenzie and Richie are already anticipating the fallout once Paul knows what they are up to!
Terese's office/Lassiters hotel room 303
After Paul goes on a coffee run for them, Harlow calls her friends to beg them to call the protest off given the breakthrough she has had with her granddad. "Not good enough," is Mackenzie's reply especially as its just one thing from their list Paul is changing.
MACKENZIE: This is happening.
Lassiters hotel room 303
After hanging up with Harlow, Hendrix gets ready his phone out and counts down the seconds until they go live. Once they go live, Mackenzie explains that they are "going to reveal all the ways this hotel is failing its community and the planet."
When Jenna runs into David and Emmett, she asks for five minutes to chat to her son. David agrees and she tells him about talking to Terese "and everything's going to be okay" or maybe not as Terese spots them and interrupts. Jenna can sense the bad news is coming, which it is, although Terese still fully intends to support her personally.
JENNA: One slip and that's it.
Terese tries to explain that they have a business precedent to set, to which Jenna accuses her of being "as stuck up as the rest of them." David intervenes remind Jenna that Terese went out on a limb to get her the job and she paid back by stealing.
JENNA: Yes, I know I'm the scumbag that can't do anything right.
Just before she walks off, she stops and looks directly at Emmett and warns him to watch himself.
JENNA: They may say that they care about you but one mistake and you're out.
David warns her "that's enough," but before she leaves, she reiterates to Emmett that she is going to get him back and that they are going to live in a nice place. Suddenly the lad yells at his mum to "stop!"
EMMETT: Just stop lying.
Jane pays a sneaky visit to see how her daughter has settled in in her new job. "Could be worse," Nicolette begins with and then goes onto say that Fay is a good patient and that it is good to see Chloe and Fay spending time together. She doesn't though appreciate Jane remaking that she could have been done with her help when she was nursing Mrs Mangel but thankfully Pierce's arrival seems to stop the sniping between the pair.
When he came through, Pierce said for Nicolette to go through and help Fay who was now finished showering - this leads to the pair of them arguing over how hands-on Chloe is in her mum's care.
NICOLETTE: I'm taking her lead on this... you should too.
With Emmett sitting away from them, David is telling Jenna she can't make him promises that she then can't keep. Aaron joins in to explain the lad gets upset when promises fail to materialise. "It's not like I'm trying to mess up," she tries to explain to them, which they get and that they can see how she is trying to turn things around, but Emmett "needs routine and stability." David offers that she be a part of that but if her visits prove unsettling, then they will need to be stopped.
JENNA: You want to cut me off from my kid.
DAVID: We just want what's best for Emmett. He's part of our family now too.
Jenna picks up her bag and walks over to where Emmett is sitting to say she is heading off but will visit him again soon. After she leaves the complex, the boys go over to check how Emmett is doing and he replies fine.
Lassiters hotel room 303
The live stream is continuing as Mackenzie points out how much "needless packaging" there are on the mini-bar products. The tea and coffee supplies are next to be tipped onto the bed for the amount of "single use plastics" it contains.
Paul is somewhat curious about the number of online mentions of Lassiters. "Good or bad?" Terese asks and goes to see what they are as Harlow sits quietly in the corner.
Lassiters hotel room 303
Back to the hotel room and Mackenzie continues her rant - this time about how every towel gets washed whether it is needed or not.
"Did you know anything about this?" Paul asks after hearing the hotel described as a "disgrace." Harlow admits to knowing about the live stream but that she did try to get it stopped. Paul stops Terese from calling hotel security, preferring to take care of it himself!
Susan shows Jane the online protest when she spots her entering the café. She wonders if it could have been avoided if she'd shown them more support? "It's not too late to take charge?" Jane replies as we hear Makenzie tell the world if they too are disappointed, then they've to "Tweet Lassiters and let them know."
Chloe comes into the kitchen having finished showering her mum. Unfortunately the morning sickness is back, so Pierce suggests taking a walk since that helped the other day. "Mum might need me," she replies, and Pierce reminds her that is why they've hired Nicolette.
Seconds after Chloe heads out for a walk, Fay (and Nicolette) come through to the living room and she asks when Mark is going to be back. Gently Pierce explains that he is in Adelaide and Nicolette says that it's Pierce and Chloe who live in the house now. Fay is starting to get herself worked up and Nicolette wants him to get Chloe back, pulling him aside to explain that a familiar face helps when Fay gets herself worked up. "I'm sure we can handle it until she gets back," he replies and then receives a ticking off from Nicolette when he lies to Fay saying Mark will be there soon after she asks again for her son.
Pierce then hears about the protest going on at Lassiters and heads off to make some calls... this gives Nicolette the opportunity to get out her phone and summon Chloe home.
Richie joins in the live stream to report about the "harmful, toxic chemicals" that the hotel are using despite green alternatives being available. His segment is hurriedly curtailed when we hear Paul yell to ask what he is doing before chasing after him along the hotel corridors.
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Mackenzie almost seems happy at being 'caught' proving that their protest is "ruffling feathers" with the management.
Susan interrupts the broadcast with her call and warning that since it is taking place during school hours, there will be consequences!
MACKENZIE: Do whatever you have to do. This is more important to us than school.
Terese seems surprised to hear that Paul has reported the disturbance to the police when Levi appears at the hotel entrance. He wants Levi to find where the illegal broadcast from within the hotel and to shut it down. Levi then quietly backs away after Terese suddenly announces that they are withdrawing their complaint - she thinks sending in the police will be much worse than what Mackenzie is currently doing!
Turning to the so far silent Harlow, Paul asks if she can't "talk any sense into your friends?!" Her reply of saying to him she tried falls on deaf ears and Paul is adamant he "will not be bullied by schoolchildren" and adds that she can forget about the hotel taking any of her requests seriously now too. "We had an agreement," she protests but his reply is that was before the "juvenile display."
HARLOW: The only one being juvenile here is you. Look, I get this hotel means a lot to you, but the future of the planet means more.
She then leaves the foyer to go join the protest.
Susan isn't sure what to do now, fearful of inflaming the situation even more. Jane's suggestion is for Susan to talk to Mackenzie "at her level" and chivvies her up by saying she is the best person to connect with the students.
Lassiters hotel room 303/Harold's café
Mackenzie doesn't look very happy to receive Susan's call, but after she does answer we hear that Susan is sending out a big olive branch - she is going to look at implementing Richie's suggestions for the school as long as Mackenzie promises to "keep things peaceful and respectful." "That's great," Mackenzie replies but wants a commitment from Lassiters hotel too! "I can't help you on that front," Susan replies and warns that they will achieve more "with a peaceful demonstration that you will with something destructive."
SUSAN: Now, do I have your word?
MACKENZIE: Of course.
Susan then promises that they have her full support as long as they "keep things that way," but does issue them a warning that "the minute this goes overboard, you have lost." Mackenzie gives Susan her promise and thanks her before they both hang up.
After that happens, its like we have the Susan of old back with the smile that is on her face as Jane says to her "well handled."
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"I knew you'd come around," Mackenzie greets Harlow with when she opens the door and Hendrix thanks her for changing sides, even "if it took you long enough."
Paul looks devastated at just watching what Harlow has done, wishing that she'd "chosen her own family." Terese is sure she wanted to, reminding him that Harlow "tried talking to you, bargaining with you." She reminds her husband that Harlow loves him and is sure that the lass "didn't want to cross the picket line" but "this only shows how much it means to her." Paul concedes that Harlow "knows what she stands for" by "refusing to back down." Those traits reminds Terese of someone else she knows and adds about how much Paul loves his granddaughter.
Just at that, Terese receives word of which hotel room the protest is taking place in and asks Paul what he is going to do?
Lassiters hotel room 303
"Booo," Hendrix calls out after Paul knocks at the door asking to talk to Harlow. "Ready to make a deal?" Harlow says as soon as she opens the door to speak to Paul. Paul invites her out into the corridor so they can chat in private away from the live stream that is still happening.
Paul has a simple question for Harlow - would she bear the cost of all the changes? "I would," she replies back and is thrilled to hear Paul say he will implement every one of the recommendations. Harlow re-enters the room to tell those watching the news that they have a deal!
HENDRIX: We've won people, we did it!
Fay still thinks that Mark will be coming home but its Chloe who walks through the front door. "What a surprise," Fay says on seeing who it is that has walked in the door and asks, "is Mark with you?" Gently, Chloe explains that Mark doesn't live here and that she has come to stay with Pierce and herself. "Of course, what am I thinking," Fay says almost berating herself at getting it wrong, but the chat is curtailed when Chloe has to run to the sink. Thankfully we don't see her throw up today as Nicolette apologises for calling her. Chloe doesn't mind being called, as she wants to be there for her mum.
"Well that certainly took some years off my life," Paul remarks when he enters the office and Terese warns that telling Lucy the news "might take some more!"
Changing topics, Terese tells him about her recent chat with Piper - that looking after Fay has put a bit of a strain on her relationship with Tyler and so she wants to take them on a trip to LA to see Daniel and Imogen. "Sure, when" Paul asks, and the news is the end of this week! "Not exactly ideal," he points out to his wife, but she has an ulterior motive too.
TERESE: You and I have been niggly ever since the whole Jane situation. I could do with some time and I want to see my kids. I just think that some space would be good for us.
Paul doesn't look very happy at agreeing to what she wants.
Pierce is surprised to see Chloe home already when he comes back into the house after making his calls. He keeps quiet though when Chloe explains that Nicolette called her to say Fay had had a moment. After Chloe leaves to take some stuff into Fay, Pierce makes his displeasure at Nicolette known. Nicolette is unrepentant over what she did and warns Pierce she isn't the judge over what Chloe can and can't do, suggesting he has more faith in his wife!
PIERCE: You are here for Fay, got it! Stick to your job and stay out of mine and Chloe's business.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Levi calling Bea 'babe'.
- Yashvi concluding that Levi and Bea are together!
- Ned reassuring Yashvi he can make things work.
- Roxy telling Shane that he has a problem... he thinks otherwise.
- Shane taking more drugs.