Previously on Neighbours
- Dax warns Yashvi to stop digging in Shane's case.
- Yashvi tells Levi that Dax is corrupt. Levi agrees.
- Ned gets a message from his subscriber - they want a nude video now.
- Ned getting his kit off.
- Ned receiving a message "C U in Erinsborough soon"
Dax tells Yashvi that it looks like her dad is off the hook - as long as "nothing happens to change that"
Levi comes in and Dax invites him out for a beer this afternoon. Levi pretends to be friendly with him.
Ned realises "Erinsborough" is written on a photo in the background of one of the photos he sent to his subscriber.
Paul comes in and berates Ned for not being at the exhibition. Ned says he's heading off now, but he's clearly very stressed.
Outside the Waterhole
Levi and Yashvi are talking about the drugs case. Levi says maybe Dax will let him go undercover in the drugs ring.
LEVI: I'll be nominated for an Oscar after this!
Yashvi laughs and says she'll go through a few files on the sly. As she's leaving, Ned passes and she greets him. He's looking for Kyle. She tells him how proud of him she is.
Kyle turns up having been summoned by Ned by text. He tells him about the subscriber coming to see him in person.
Kyle just looks at him in disbelief.
NED: Well, say something.
KYLE: I thought you didn't want a lecture!
KYLE: What?! I told you not to do the video!
NED: Alright, I should have listened, OK? But you're the only one that knows and I just...
KYLE: ...want a lecture?!
NED: I want to think out loud and get my head around it. I'm probably over-reacting. Erinsborough's a big place!
KYLE: Not that big.
NED: And this guy hasn't seen my face.
KYLE: Dude, a web search for Erinsborough Backpackers will lead the guy right here. And what if he gives your information out to other subscribers?
NED: I don't think he'd do that. I'm probably worrying about nothing, I mean, this guy lives on the other side of the world, there's no way he'd actually show up here.
KYLE: Dude! The guy went through your video frame by frame. Zoomed in on a tiny little detail. He's clearly invested. You don't know what he'll do. You'll have to tell Yashvi now, what if he comes to town? You've got to give her some warning.
NED: There is no way I can tell Yashvi about this now. It's too messed up.
KYLE: It's better coming from you than from some fan boy who's got a photo of your junk!
NED: There's got to be a better fix for this. I just...I need to think.
Outside the Waterhole
Dax and Levi are having a beer and having a bit of banter. Sheila comes over and offers them a drink on the house.
Levi gets around to asking Dax for any extra shifts going, pleading poverty. Dax says he'll keep him in mind.
Susan pops round with a folder for Mackenzie. She also asks about Dipi, and Susan is pleased to hear that Dipi has been singing karaoke!
In the folder is Mackenzie's sustainability project. Yashvi looks thoughtful.
When Susan has gone, Yashvi looks through some other folders in a backpack.
Paul moans that Ned is not attending to his customers (he says he's answering emails!)
A package arrives for Ned (c/o Erinsborough Backpackers)
KYLE: Maybe it's from a *fan*(!)
Ned reluctantly opens it and finds a card inside. Then he sighs in relief - it's a good luck present from Brad and Lauren!
KYLE: That *is* lucky(!)
Levi tells Yashvi that he's done his best to look "dodgy and desperate" to Dax(!)
YASHVI: Ah, dodgy and desperate, the role you were born to play(!)
He's hoping Dax will give him some jobs soon. Meanwhile, Yashvi has a lead on River - from her father's Uni assignment on vacant buildings around Victoria. Maybe that's where River is - there's one near the phone mast his phone was last detected at. They decide to check it out.
Paul is grudgingly telling Ned that he's done quite well. Ned offers to show Paul the podcasting studio. When Paul is checking out the studio, Ned quickly tells Kyle that he's got an idea and needs him to distract Paul while he sends a message.
Kyle reluctantly goes over and insists on showing Paul all the work that he's done in the Hive. Like planing and hanging doors(!) Oh dear, Kyle isn't very good at this!
Levi and Yashvi have arrived and are looking around the abandoned building. They split up to search the place. Yashvi hears someone and peeps through a door. River bursts out at a run. Yashvi and Levi give chase, but he gets away.
Paul is chatting to customers happily. Kyle moans that he was forced to give Paul a short workshop on sanding wood to distract him(!)
Ned tells Kyle that he's sorted things - he's messaged his subscriber and told him he's on a backpacking World Tour. Kyle is dubious.
Yashvi tells Levi that there's no evidence of River having been there. She's stressing that she'll be fired for defying Dax. Levi says it might not be that bad.
In the background, River is actually hiding in a corner. He rings Dax and asks him what's going on.
Ned is taking bookings by phone, much to Paul's approval. Paul finally heads off, and tells him he's doing a good job.
Ned's subscriber has messaged him back and has apparently bought his story. Kyle tells Ned to take the opportunity to close his Fandangle account. He says he can't because he needs the money.
NED: Kyle, I appreciate your help, but I'm nearly there. Can't stop now.
Garden of No.26
Yashvi is stressing, and then she gets a message from River - he wants to meet her alone, to talk. Levi says she can't go alone - it's too dangerous. She says it's the only way to nail Dax and help Shane.
YASHVI: I'm going back, and I'm going alone!
Yashvi is wandering around calling to River. She finds him sitting in a corner, beaten around the face.
Levi is just looking in the fridge for some mineral water when Dax calls out to him - he's in the living room! Levi is surprised to see him.
Sheila goes off to make Dax a cup of tea.
Yashvi asks River if he's OK, but he's semi-conscious.
Sheila brings Dax some tea. Dax taunts Levi, saying he's looking a bit stressed, and that he's got "eyes and ears everywhere"
River is now unconscious, so Yashvi is calling an ambulance.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Yashvi asking River who beat him up.
- River being wheeled into hospital. Dax asking him for a name.
- Yashvi asking Levi to help her prove that Dax did this.
- Dax warning Levi to watch what she says.
- Ned telling Yashvi that he can't stand by and let someone hurt her.
- Nicolette telling Jane that it's too painful to see Chloe and Pierce together.
- Pierce asking Chloe what's going on.