Previously on Neighbours
- Mackenzie finds Rose googling spreadsheet formulas
- Rose admits to Toadie she was bringing herself up- to- date after bringing up her kids for a few years
- Harlow decides to run for Youth Councillor as Mackenzie isn't able to
- Mackenzie finds out that Richie has put her name down for Youth Councillor
- Harlow and Mackenzie make a pact for this not to ruin their friendship
- Pierce and Chloe announce they're expecting a baby boy
- Nicolette admits to Chloe she's in love with Chloe so is searching for a new job
Chloe is stunned to hear this.
NICOLETTE: I've only just realised it myself.
Chloe assumed Nicolette had moved on with Alex. Nicolette didn't want Chloe to be freaked out. Nicolette tells her the spark has grown and grown so it's time to find a new job. Nicolette knows she hasn't got great timing.
CHLOE: I'm in love with Pierce and that's not going to change.
Hendrix arrives home, he was wondering what Chloe's news is. She reports their little baby boy has a low HD mark. Hendrix is thrilled he's having a brother which is what he always wanted! Pierce is back at work so Hendrix promises to phone him.
Toadie admits to Rose there's not much chance of overturning the suspension. Toadie hasn't given up but something would need to turn up in the investigation so need to be hopeful. He sits down and finds a whoopee cushion on the chair!
ROSE: I wasn't sure if I should have brought the prank with you being so bummed.
Toadie doesn't turn his nose up at pranks and thinks she's just what he needed!
Richie arrives and asks how the campaign is going. It's going well so far but Mackenzie politely rebuffs his offer of help. He thinks she will be fine with her speech and she's in front which surprises Mackenzie.
Paul tells Harlow he's managed to find out through the school blog that Lacey is giving live updates about the election. Paul points out people are pro Mackenzie, Harlow is determined to run things her own way. Paul has told Hendrix what he thinks and thinks it will her campaign. Harlow doesn't look very enthusiastic!
Mackenzie arrives and is going to work on her speech. She asks Toadie for help as she needs inspiration. Rose also offers help but Mackenzie would prefer Toadie's help as he has Council experience.
MACKENZIE: Hello everyone. My name is Mackenzie Hargreaves. In my capacity as Youth Council Advisor I would ensure that my generation's passion for the environment is front and centre in all the decisions I make.
Toadie likes the speech so far. He suggests she add in the introduction what she stands for. Mackenzie doubts if people care. Toadie points out that people will want to know who these candidates are they're voting for. Mackenzie agrees to take this.
MACKENZIE: I intend to take recycling to a whole new level including pushing for composting services and clothing swap mates. I truly believe that we can make the world a better place by reducing wastefulness and increasing environmental awareness.
Rose suggests she explains why she wants to represent the residents. The residents know that and will want someone who recognises how special this place is. Mackenzie is impressed with this idea and wants to start over. Rose assures her she's done great so far and offers to brainstorm if Mackenzie wants to start over. Mackenzie accepts and Toadie is happy so they start working on this.
Pierce, Chloe and Hendrix toast the newest family member. Hendrix jokes about the baby inheriting the same looks as him! Hendrix tries to sneak off with a wine bottle to Harlow's but Pierce tells him to put it back. Pierce plans to call Alana, Chloe agrees for them to spread the news.
CHLOE: Just tell Sheila. That will do the job for you.
Nicolette has come into the kitchen as Pierce heads off. Chloe notes she seems to be good at disappearing! Nicolette plans to head off the next day. Chloe thinks Fay will struggle with Nicolette not there who she's got used to and trusts. It's not easy for Fay to adjust to big changes. Chloe would prefer for Nicolette to stay till they find someone else but Nicolette isn't sure. Chloe promises to keep things professional but wants the transition to someone new to be as smooth as possible. It would be a lot for Nicolette to deal with so Chloe wants her to think about it.
Hendrix shares the good news with Harlow who is pleased for him. He offers her some chocolates, she points out they are Lassiter's stock which are not enviromentally friendly. She doesn't think it would be a good idea to eat them. Hendrix points out they would go to waste otherwise. Harlow concedes and has a chocolate as she hasn't eaten since breakfast earlier. She makes him promise to keep quiet about this. An unseen person takes photos of Harlow eating the chocolates. Hendrix thinks Harlow should have credit as well as she convinced Paul to change his mind. The person takes more photos.
Dipi tells Toadie that Shane wants to come home even though he hasn't lasted a week at rehab yet. Shane is sure this is the way to save their marriage. Dipi told him firmly it's necessary for him to stay
DIPI: I can't risk him relapsing.
Toadie agrees with this. Dipi didn't feel it was right to tell Shane what's going on with Yashvi. If she did that Shane would come back as soon as he heard. Toadie is determined to do everything possible to help Yashvi.
Pierce arrives and wants to book up a cooking lesson, Dipi is happy to help. He suggests what to avoid but she seems distracted and doesn't take the hint at pregnancy foods to avoid! He tells her Chloe is pregnant. She congratulates him and is pleased for them.
MACKENZIE: In summary with me representing Erinsborough's youth our beautiful suburb will be both cleaner and greener. So you know what to do- vote one Mackenzie Hargreaves.
Rose is very impressed with this and thinks it's really improved. Mackenzie has Rose's vote! Hendrix arrives and Mackenzie introduces him to Rose. Hendrix offers his help as the campaign is launched. As Mackenzie doesn't have a campaign manager Hendrix is willing to help Mackenzie as well as Harlow. Mackenzie is grateful but will be ok as Rose and Toadie will help her out. Hendrix notes how much paper is used in the office. Rose explains she's used to paper copies but will recycle them. Mackenzie refuses Hendrix's offer to hear her speech as she's just done a practice run. Hendrix tries to persuade her as Rose's whoopee cushion starts to repeatedly go off. Hendrix just smiles and heads off! Mackenzie and Rose giggle.
Nicolette was out the night before checking out some vibes that Chloe recommended. Chloe feels bad about asking her to stay on. Nicolette tells her she's decided to stay on and Chloe is grateful. It will make the transition easier.
NICOLETTE: I am the queen of moving on.
Nicolette knows they need to prioritise Fay's care and it won't be for a long period. Chloe promises to keep her distance. Nicolette would prefer it if Pierce and Hendrix aren't aware of the situation until after Nicolette has moved on. Chloe agrees to this.
Paul and Harlow are serving up a vegan sausage sizzle though this wasn't Paul's plan to help! Hendrix phones Harlow to tell her the blog doesn't give Harlow any credit. There is an article on there. Paul shows Harlow the article on his phone, it's a photo and article about Harlow eating the chocolates.
Article - Harlow Robinson EXPOSED! - by Lacey Lane
Harlow Robinson with the blood of mother earth on her hands, after privately stuffing her face with the very products she publicly campaigned to have removed from Lassiters, has revealed herself to be a fraud and charlatan. As the image above attests, Harlow Robinson has built her campaign on a foundation of lies. Her apparent quest to usher in sweep-
Harlow is questioning who took the photo, Hendrix has no idea. Paul advises her to claim it was photo shopped as they haven't got any proof. Hendrix thinks she should just say it's fake and move on. It will be better to pay as little attention as possible to it. Harlow asks him to join her.
OMARI: Talk about a hypocrite.
HARLOW: It's not what it looks like.
Jane thinks Nicolette is doing is hugely kind. Nicolette is putting Fay's needs first, Jane can understand that. However long it takes Nicolette will just get on with it. Nicolette can see that Jane has something on her mind so asks what it is.
JANE: I don't know anything about your relationships. When we spoke about the past you mentioned you had a girlfriend in England.
NICOLETTE: She was amazing. It was great and then I moved countries.
There hasn't been much since then. Nicolette thinks that is why she has really fallen in love with Chloe. Jane thinks there is someone waiting for Nicolette one day. Jane suggests going somewhere as Nicolette isn't having a great time here. Jane thinks they could go on a road trip for a couple of nights. Nicolette agrees to give it a try and suggests a nice and chill place, possibly Daylesford. Jane is agreeable to this.
Harlow is worrying about this but Paul thinks they can make an opportunity out of this. It helps to be calm and able to sort this out but Harlow isn't in that headspace! Paul wants her phone to help with damage control. He suggests Harlow should claim it was a weak moment but she can't excuse this. He thinks she should donate the leftovers to a Women's Shelter, she agrees to this.
Mackenzie is on her way to get a sausage, Hendrix thinks she is responsible for the photo. Mackenzie has no idea what he's talking about so he explains. Mackenzie denies this as Richie watches. Apparently the other candidates have denied this as well.
RICHIE: It was me.
Mackenzie isn't impressed. Richie wants Mackenzie to win as he knows she would do a great job. It doesn't appear this will help to win her back! He thinks she needs him as her campaign manager but she isn't agreeable after what he's done with the photo. Richie thinks Harlow and Hendrix deserve this. Richie tells her that Hendrix tried to convince Lacey to give Harlow the credit in the report, Harlow let him. Hendrix can't deny this. Mackenzie heads off in disgust.
Dipi has arrived with some freshly baked pumpkin scones to apologise. She wishes she'd been more enthusiastic but Pierce understands. Dipi isn't so keen to talk about Shane but enthusiastically congratulates Chloe. Dipi thinks they should have a baby shower when Fay is staying at No.24 which Chloe is happy to agree to. Chloe wonders if they should wait longer to hold a baby shower. Dipi is happy with whenever and asks Chloe to keep her in the loop. Dipi heads off. Pierce thinks it's a good idea to find a photographer to take some photos. Chloe gets a text telling her Nicolette and Jane are going away. Pierce wants to start planning the nursery whilst Nicolette is away. Pierce is getting excited but Chloe looks apprehensive.
Toadie is working on the Anaconda Trading file. Rose jokes about it being a bad movie from the 90s! Toadie explains the company is in his client- James Solomon's portfolio. Rose seems rather interested in this information. Toadie doesn't have much information but will go to James's old lawyer. Rose keeps offering to call them but Toadie would rather do it as he's a new client.
Harlow goes to Mackenzie's table, Hendrix told her what happened. Harlow points out Richie isn't very trustworthy, Mackenzie thinks that about other people as well! Mackenzie isn't impressed that Harlow tried to take all the credit over the protest. Harlow promises she was playing fair but Mackenzie doesn't believe her. Mackenzie points out they jointly deserved the credit.
MACKENZIE: You've made your position and your politics very clear. So now it's game on.
Harlow heads off. Mackenzie looks determined but sad.
Whilst Toadie is out of the office, Rose looks through the files. She takes photos on her phone of the pages in the file. Hendrix creeps up why she's taking photos and asks about Anaconda Training. She claims it's for Toadie. Hendrix thinks she's acting suspiciously, she denies this. Hendrix wonders if it's private and confidential from him or both of them. Rose points out she's allowed to see the file as she works here. Hendrix offers to check with Toadie, Rose looks at him.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Hendrix wants a favour in return for not telling Toadie
- Mackenzie wonders how Harlow could have done this
- Harlow thinks Mackenzie won't be back on speaking terms with her in the future
- Dax tells someone they're not meant to contact him unless it's an emergency
- Yashvi tells Levi she wants to take the chance to nab Dax and needs Levi's help