- Paul accuses Hendrix of stealing his portrait, and says he wants it back
- The portrait starts appearing in local hotspots, and gains its own social media account
- Later, Roxy admits to Kyle and Terese that she is the phantom portrait- pincher
- Ned is charged with Scarlett's murder by Detective Graves, and taken into custody
- At the Hive, Bea asks Paul and Terese whether they think Ned is guilty of the crime
- Little do they know, Scarlett is watching and listening from her secret cubbyhole
- Bea tells Ned that he didn't kill Scarlett; she thinks she has faked the whole thing
- Overhearing Bea's opinion of her, Scarlett gains access to Bea's van and tampers with it
- Bea later lends the van to Terese, but the steering locks up and she knocks down Kyle
Kyle is writhing in agony on the floor after being hit by the van. Bea and Terese rush over to help him. Kyle's knee is in a lot of pain, so Bea calls an ambulance, while Terese apologises to Kyle. Nearby, Scarlett is watching - in her sunglasses of course, so no- one can recognise her! She pulls a Nanny Alice- style 'drat!' face, as if Kyle wasn't her intended victim...
Ned is experimenting with the art of pointillism on his sketchpad, which impresses Harlow.
HARLOW: It's beautiful!
NED: Were you expecting something dark and ugly, like the state of my mind?
PAUL: Yeah, or my portrait.
HARLOW: You know a lot of people think that's a masterpiece? You have, like, 400 likes already.
Roxy comes in.
ROXY: 462, to be exact.
Roxy reveals she's the moderator of the Facebook page for Paul's portrait, and also the one who's been moving it around town for everyone's amusement! Paul is deeply unimpressed, but it at least attracts a smile from Ned, which was Roxy's intention. But she tells Paul to chill out; Terese is on her way home with the painting as they speak.
At this point, Paul gets a call from Terese.
PAUL: What sort of accident?
David is tending to Kyle at the hospital, when Sheila turns up, and seems most put out to have to be here visiting him again for the second time in two weeks! She's heard from Bea about the accident, but it's clear Kyle doesn't want her here fussing. David explains he's sending Kyle for x- rays, so Sheila decides to go and wait in the canteen.
KYLE: You could bump into Clive.
SHEILA: It's a very big hospital. I reckon I can avoid him.
DAVID: His office is on this level.
So Sheila decides to wait here in Kyle's room instead, and puts her sunglasses on! She then demands to know what happened.
Levi and Yashvi have turned up to investigate Kyle's accident; Terese is explaining that she couldn't turn the steering wheel in the van, because it felt so heavy. Bea says she'll have to take a look at it. Terese has a bit of a stiff neck following the incident, and says Paul's coming to take her to the hospital to get her checked out - before apologising again to Bea.
As Terese leaves, Levi asks Yashvi if she had been drinking.
BEA: Why do you always assume the worst of somebody?
LEVI: It's a fair question; I'm aware of her history.
YASHVI: No. Blood alcohol level was zero.
Bea gets in the van to test it, and starts the engine. Sure enough, she can't move the steering wheel at all. Bea says she'll check it out to investigate the cause, and let them know what she finds. Levi looks like he's had a brainwave...
Terese is in the waiting area with Paul and Harlow, waiting to be checked out.
HARLOW: Was the painting damaged?
TERESE: No, not a scratch.
PAUL (disappointed): Ah, of course.
Roxy turns up and asks after Terese; she says she's more in shock than in pain, but just feels terrible for Kyle. Roxy assures her not to worry; it was an accident.
PAUL: One that wouldn't have happened if it hadn't been for your childish prank.
ROXY: Well, if you weren't so vain, I wouldn't have had to prank you!
A tit- for- tat breaks out between Paul and Roxy, until Terese tells them to stop bickering. Roxy asks where the painting is; Terese explains she left it by the tram on Power Road.
PAUL: Hopefully the rubbish collectors will pick it up.
Erinsborough Police Station
Levi is moaning about Bea as he and Yashvi enter the station.
LEVI: It's like the uniform means nothing to Bea. She's got zero respect for the job that I do.
YASHVI: How do you figure that?
LEVI: Biting my head off every chance she gets? That comment about me seeing the worst in people. Not cool.
YASHVI: You can see where she's coming from, though.
LEVI: Yeah, she thinks I could've done more - should be doing more - to help Ned. I'm trying.
YASHVI: I see that.
LEVI: If only Bea could.
As Yashvi leaves the room, Levi notices the evidence box for the Scarlett case on the desk, and takes a look inside. He takes out her journal, and finds a newspaper article pasted inside, about the car crash that killed Scarlett's family, leaving her as the sole survivor. Levi looks thoughtful.
Ned has arrived to check on Bea following the accident. She's fine, but shows him what she's found - the steering fluid line in the van is damaged, which has caused the fluid to leak out all over the road. She thinks the part may be defective; she had driven the van before Terese, but only to reverse it, so hadn't had cause to use the steering.
While Bea calls the police to let them know about the cause of the accident, Ned catches a glimpse of Scarlett watching from a distance, reflected in the window of the van. Unable to believe his eyes, he starts approaching to get a closer look. But when he reaches the place where he saw her, there's nobody there.
Scarlett is hiding behind a bin, still in her sunglasses. She smirks, as Ned looks around, nonplussed as to whether he imagined her.
Paul and Terese are at a table as Yashvi comes in, on the phone to Bea - she thanks her, saying she'll come by and pick up the faulty steering part. Yashvi joins Paul and Terese; Terese explains she only has minor whiplash. Yashvi tells her the accident wasn't her fault - the steering fluid line was punctured.
YASHVI: Not even a pro wrestler could turn that wheel.
Terese is relieved, and sends Paul to fetch her another coffee. Terese thanks Yashvi for letting her know about the van, and asks her how she's coping with Ned being charged with homicide. 'As best as I can,' Yashvi replies.
TERESE: I still don't want to believe it.
YASHVI: Yeah, well, hopefully the judge will look further than his confession before handing out his sentence.
David and Sheila are with Kyle. David explains he's dislocated his kneecap, and will be sore and swollen for a while, but they've got him on painkillers, and will put him on a brace for a few weeks to stabilise the knee while he's healing.
KYLE (zoned out on painkillers): David - I can't believe I hit you with the car again! (...) Are your kidneys okay?
DAVID: My kidney is fine!
KYLE: Are Kyle's kidneys okay?
SHEILA: Oh, shush, love. Just relax.
David leaves them to it, while Sheila tries to obtain a lunch order from Kyle, as she's sent Roxy out to fetch some.
SHEILA: Now, would you like a steak and onion pie, or a pasty?
KYLE: (grunts twice)
SHEILA: With sauce.
Erinsborough Police Station
A man called Sid Ketis turns up to see Levi. We learn he was the other driver in the accident which killed Scarlett's family. Sid says he was surprised to hear from Levi; the accident was over a decade ago. But Levi assures him he's not in any trouble. They go to the interview room.
Ned and Bea are having lunch; she says she has to get back to the garage to hand the evidence from the van over to the cops.
NED: You mean Yashvi? You can say her name - I'm not gonna go to pieces.
Aaron turns up, and gives Ned and Bea a lowdown on Kyle's dislocated knee, which he's heard about via David. Bea is unimpressed!
BEA: That's it? He was screaming like he'd been sawn in half. You boys, you're all a bunch of wusses!
Aaron goes to get a drink for him and Ned, and Bea asks Ned what's wrong, noting that he's been really quiet since they left the garage.
NED: I feel stupid even saying this, but, umm... I thought I saw Scarlett before. Or her reflection (...) I had a look around; she wasn't there, obviously. It's my mind playing tricks on me.
BEA: But hang on - if you can't trust what you just saw now, then how can you trust what you think happened the night of the exhibition?
NED: ... Forget I said anything.
But Bea looks concerned.
Erinsborough Police Station
Levi is interviewing Sid.
SID: The guilt's still there. Three people died, and I got to walk away.
LEVI: So did the girl. Scarlett.
SID: Poor thing. Her whole family, gone in a blink.
LEVI: Can you walk me through how it happened?
SID: I was driving home from the pub - I wasn't drunk. I was speeding; I admitted that. I was doing maybe 90 in a 70 zone, on Patterson Road, and I see car headlights coming towards me. And as it got closer, I could see that it was drifting across into my lane.
LEVI: So you tried to warn the driver by beeping your horn.
SID: Yeah. Still, it's coming closer and closer, like he's... he's driving at me on purpose. I look to my left, and there's nowhere to go.
LEVI: Because there was a retaining wall.
SID: And just before impact, I got a fix on the driver's face. I'll never forget the look on it - panic and confusion. Like... like he didn't mean for it to be happening. I suppose that's why I've always thought that maybe there was something wrong with their car. Something that prevented the Brady fellow from turning it.
LEVI: I read that in your statement (...) To your knowledge, was the Brady vehicle ever checked for a steering malfunction?
SID: I don't think so. Besides, it'd be impossible to tell what damage might've been caused by the accident, and what might've already been there. Both my car and theirs were totalled.
Levi looks thoughtful.
Terese is at home when Ned gets back; she explains Paul insisted she work from home following the accident. Ned tells Terese that Kyle is getting discharged this afternoon. Ned has a flashback to seeing Scarlett near the garage.
TERESE: Are you okay, Ned? You look like you've seen a ghost.
Paul and Harlow come in, having retrieved Paul's portrait from the tram. Paul has decided that Ned should decide the painting's fate, given it's his; Paul adds that it's shocking to look at, but he sees the artistic merit. Harlow jokingly suggests Ned should do a series of family portraits in the same style.
Levi is bidding farewell to Sid, thanking him for his help. Yashvi is passing, and asks who he was. Levi is cagey, knowing Yashvi isn't supposed to be involved in the Ned case - but when pressed, he admits that Sid is the other driver from the crash that killed Scarlett's family.
LEVI: Remember today, when Terese said that she couldn't turn the wheel of the van? That reminded me of something. I was sure I came across it in another statement, somewhere in Scarlett's files (...) Turns out Sid said exactly the same thing about the Brady vehicle.
YASHVI: (...) The driver being Scarlett's dad (...) Very weird.
LEVI: It's a long bow to draw, but the accidents have something in common, so maybe it supports the theory that Scarlett is still alive.
We cut to Sid walking away from the complex. Scarlett appears in her sunglasses, and seems shocked to see Sid...
Kyle is leaving the hospital, on crutches, with Roxy and Sheila in tow. Sheila is still fussing. Roxy suggests Kyle come and stay at hers tonight, and he looks hopeful; but Sheila says he won't be able to manage the stairs, and needs to be in his own bed!
SHEILA: I'll put you the flannelette sheets on, and get you the little bell, so that you can ring it if you need a snack, or help getting to the loo.
Roxy goes out to fetch the car, while Sheila encourages Kyle to take a seat in reception.
SHEILA: You've been in the wars. I mean, a burnt arm, and then a bunged- up knee. What's next?
KYLE: Hopefully that's it.
SHEILA: Well, bad luck always comes in threes.
KYLE: Why would you go and say something like that?! You're gonna jinx me!
SHEILA: Well, maybe you *are* cursed. Maybe that's why you've had such a terrible run.
KYLE: Not helping, Gran.
SHEILA: I know - I should find Frank's lucky rabbit's foot. He used to kiss it every time he played roulette at the casino.
KYLE: Couldn't have been that lucky! Grandad died of a heart attack while the taxman was chasing him!
SHEILA: The chicken shop should never have branched out into kebabs. I told him it was a terrible idea. Maybe Frank's cursed, too...
KYLE: Gran, curses aren't real, okay? I'm not cursed!
A nurse walking behind Kyle loudly drops a tray on the floor, giving Kyle the fright of his life!
SHEILA: Of course not, love. Didn't mean to spook you!
But now Kyle looks worried that she might be right...
Levi and Yashvi come to collect the steering fluid line from Bea as evidence. But Bea's bewildered to find that the part isn't where she'd left it. Instantly suspicious, Levi asks if she has a security camera. She takes them into the yard to show them the camera, but someone's turned it towards the wall and away from the garage doors.
LEVI: Someone must've tampered with it. Same with your van.
BEA: So you're saying someone deliberately cut the hose in my van?
LEVI: It's just a theory, but it's growing legs.
BEA: But that would mean I'm the target. Someone wanted me to drive the van and have an accident.
YASHVI: Rubbed anyone up the wrong way lately?
BEA: Apart from Scarlett? Ned was here earlier, and... he thought that he saw her. I mean, go on, tell me I'm crazy. She's dead, right?
YASHVI: Actually, we're starting to suspect that she's alive.
LEVI: And now it's not just Ned's life she wants to destroy.
Bea looks worried.
Yashvi, Levi and Bea are filling Ned in on their theory that Scarlett is still alive. It's nothing concrete, but combined with his sighting, it's starting to add up.
NED: No, no - what about my memories of that night? What about the evidence that proves that I killed her? The palette knife? The coat?
LEVI: She could've staged all of that.
BEA: It's not a huge stretch, considering what she's done before.
They've also told him about Scarlett possibly being responsible for the accident that killed her family.
LEVI: She knew exactly how to damage the steering on Bea's van. Stands to reason she's done it before.
Yashvi points out that now she knows her plan to hurt Bea has failed, Scarlett will be frustrated and angry.
We see Sid Ketis walking in the vicinity of the centre, and Scarlett following him...
Bea asks Levi and Yashvi if Scarlett is likely to keep coming after her.
LEVI: it's possible. Or she could find a new victim.
Scarlett starts walking faster behind Sid Ketis.
Yashvi tells Bea that Scarlett must've felt pretty untouchable after she set her up.
LEVI: It seemed way more planned than her attack last year. But now we know exactly what she's capable of. She could easily get more reckless, and more violent.
YASHVI: (...) Which is why we all have to be more on guard from now on.
A menacing Scarlett is getting close to Sid Ketis, as if she's about to make her presence known - but some passers- by get in her way, allowing an oblivious Sid to reach his car and drive away. Scarlett looks annoyed (and rather creepy) as she watches him leave.
Ned is coming to terms with the likelihood Scarlett is still alive.
NED: I was completely convinced that I was guilty.
YASHVI: If we're right, you're innocent. But it also means that every single one of us is still in danger.
Ned, Yashvi, Bea and Levi all look worried.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Ned says Scarlett will come after him; we see someone creeping near him while he sleeps
- Roxy tells Sheila and Kyle that Scarlett could come for any one of them
- Bea says, 'we need to do something'
- The gang wonder if Scarlett's possible love for Ned is a way of smoking her out
- We see Scarlett getting very close to a sleeping Ned
- Ned asks Yashvi, 'where does that leave us?'
- Bea tells Yashvi, 'this is evidence that she is alive'
- Ned looks worried as Yashvi considers how they can find Scarlett
- Scarlett looking through her peephole at Ned and Harlow in the Hive
- Yashvi says, 'do you really want to wait around to see what she does next?'
- Bea and Yashvi sit in the dark; Yashvi says, 'someone's out there'