- Audrey tells Nicolette that she's signed them up to volunteer for the Sonya Rebecchi Foundation.
- Toadie tells Nicolette that someone's just donated $50,000 to the Foundation.
- Bea says to Levi she feels like she's about to get an 'offer that's too good to refuse'.
- Kyle and Packo have a chat.
- Roxy asks Kyle whether Levi's read the letter from Packo.
- Levi says Packo's apology seemed genuine. Sheila says she thinks they should all just move on.
- Kyle and Roxy see Bea kissing Packo.
Nathan and Bea have just come to the end of their date, but both seem reluctant to leave as they've had a great time. Nathan agrees to a second date, saying he'll drop Bea a text, offering to come back to Erinsborough again. She says she's happy to go to Frankston.
NATHAN: Why fix it if it ain't broke?
BEA: Alright, then. Frankston can be date three.
NATHAN: Or four.
They both smile.
Kyle and Roxy are wondering how Bea knows Packo.
KYLE: Has Bea said anything to you about hooking up with a new bloke?
ROXY: No. Where would she find the time to pick up a trainee from Franga anyway?
KYLE: He was here dropping off Levi's letter. I saw him hanging around the garage, maybe he met her then.
Kyle then wonders if Bea knows what Packo did. Roxy thinks that's unlikely and he replies that she has a right to know what happened.
Erinsborough Police Station
Sheila drops off some snacks for Levi at work and asks whether he's thought anymore about the Packo situation. He says he has. She admits she's worried it won't turn out the way he wants it to.
LEVI: But Kyle thinks he's legit.
SHEILA: (sighs) He was such a thug back in the day when I knew him.
LEVI: But so was Kyle.
SHEILA: Oh don't you dare lump your cousin in with that crazy bunch of rat bags. Yes, Kyle did make mistakes, but he would never bash a little kid.
LEVI: Yeah, I know gran, I know. I'm just saying that people change.
Sheila says Levi's had his apology in the form of the letter, pointing out that he doesn't need to meet Packo in person as well.
SHEILA: Just move on.
Levi looks pensive for a moment.
Toadie arrives at Harold's to meet Audrey, apologising for running late. She says it's fine, knowing that he has a law firm to run, but he says it's actually family issues that are on his mind. She tells him she's been looking at the progress of the current programs and has looked at the fundraising activity for the month, updating the budget.
TOADIE: Don't I love the look of all those extra zeros.
TOADIE: I hope our anonymous donor knows how much they're appreciated.
AUDREY: I'm sure they do.
TOADIE: Well, Audrey Hamilton, you are worth your weight in gold. It's gonna be a very sad day when you go back to Canberra.
Audrey tells him that actually she might be sticking around as the hospital's offered her a permanent position, thus she'll still be able to help out with the Foundation. Toadie's thrilled. Karl enters Harold's and greets Toadie and Audrey. Toadie cracks some jokes about Karl's new moustache.
TOADIE: What's wrong, does Switzerland not have any razors?
KARL: It's for Movember.
TOADIE: Of course it is, sorry.
AUDREY: Good on you Dr Kennedy, doing something for charity, I think you look quite dashing.
Karl thanks her and says it's good that some people look past the opportunity for insults and ridicule. Audrey replies that it would actually be good to partner up for some joint events between Movember and the Foundation. The three of them are thrilled with the idea. Toadie glances at her affectionately.
Kyle and Roxy are looking for Bea and Packo again with no luck. Packo eventually appears and they have a chat about Levi.
NATHAN: Did he read my letter?
KYLE: Yeah, he only got it this morning. He seemed to take it well. But I think he needs a bit more time to figure out whether he wants to see you or not.
NATHAN: Yeah, fair enough.
Nathan looks awkwardly at Roxy before Kyle notices and introduces them. There's an awkward silence again before Nathan says he's going to head off. Kyle asks him what he was doing at the lake before and Nathan replies that he was on a date.
KYLE: Have you been seeing her long or?
NATHAN: That was just a first date.
KYLE: ...Mate, we know Bea.
Kyle tells Nathan that he needs him to do a massive favour for Levi's sake, to which Nathan replies that he'll do anything. Kyle asks him to break things off with Bea. Nathan looks surprised.
Kyle and Roxy explain to Nathan that Bea and Levi are friends at the moment, but they clearly both wanted more. Nathan agrees to call things off with her, but says he'd prefer Bea not to know what he did to Levi; that way their date can remain a fond memory. They ask him how he wants to play it and he replies that he'll send her a text calling things off. Nathan looks disappointed.
Karl, Toadie and Audrey have just been discussing joint ideas between Movember and the Foundation, before Karl leaves.
AUDREY: Wow, ok, he had a lot to say...I could barely type fast enough to get it all.
TOADIE: Hey, all that stuff about merchandise...
AUDREY: Pretend I didn't hear it?
TOADIE: Oh my gosh, yes...
They both laugh before Audrey says that she has to go. Toadie plucks up the courage to ask her if he can do anything to repay her generous work for the Foundation, like cooking her dinner tonight. She misinterprets his offer, thinking it's to talk about more charity work, but he says he was thinking it could be more of a social occasion...she looks surprised but pleased and agrees to dinner, as long as his family don't mind: but he says it's a rare night where they're all out.
Levi arrives home and Sheila says she wondered where he got to. He replies that he took the long way home, thinking about things. He tells her that he's decided to see Packo after all, thinking it'll be good for both of them.
SHEILA: And why do you give a rat's toss about what's good for him?
LEVI: I mean me and you, gran.
SHEILA: I don't want you putting yourself through this just because you think it'll help me.
Levi says that this will continue to burden their lives if they don't get closure and for him that means hearing the words from Packo face to face. Sheila agrees to support him whatever he decides.
Toadie arrives at Number 28 to ask Karl if he'd be happy to look after Nell and Hugo for a couple of hours later this evening and Karl happily agrees. Toadie then cheekily asks if he can take a bottle of wine too as he'd forgotten to buy one at the shops earlier.
KARL: Yeah, alright, help yourself...bottom shelf.
TOADIE: Is that the cheap and cheerful section, is it?
KARL: Well yes, it is a casual dinner...although I suspect this rendezvous has a little bit more to it.
TOADIE: Sorry, what?
KARL: I think you're a bit taken with Audrey...I can sense these things.
Toadie looks caught out and protests a little too much...to which Karl responds that if it's not a romantic dinner, he could come too and they can workshop ideas for Movember. Toadie's phone rings but he doesn't answer. Karl wonders why and he says it's his mum wanting to talk about Shane and Dipi. He explains that the whole family's been in meltdown over what's happened.
TOADIE: Yeah, well if it's not mum, it's just Janelle or Tad looking for gossip. Stonie said that he's gonna send Chantelle down to talk to Dipi as if that's not throwing fuel on the fire.
Karl says dinner will be a good opportunity to unwind, saying he'll be there at 7. As he leaves the room, Toadie puts back the cheap bottle of wine and takes a nicer one from the middle shelf.
Roxy drops by Number 28 to see Bea who's surprised to see her. Roxy says she just dropped in to say hi which seems strange to Bea as they don't hang out much. Roxy picks up on the awkward vibe.
ROXY: Ok full disclosure, I saw you macking on with a guy before and I want all the details.
BEA: (smiles) Ok kinda weird and creepy, but his name's Nathan and...it was only our first date so I'm not gonna get ahead of myself or anything but...if I'm honest, I can't stop thinking about him.
ROXY: That's really cute, but he's no Levi...from what I saw.
Bea tells Roxy to give it up, saying that nothing's going to happen with Levi, while simultaneously getting a text from Packo calling things off. Naturally she's upset, but also confused, saying they had a really good date and she could tell he was into her. She calls him to get an explanation but it goes straight to voicemail.
Karl's arrives for dinner.
KARL: What are we having?
TOADIE: Spaghetti bolognese a la Toad.
KARL: Ooh, yummy.
Toadie says he's used some wine as he's been feeling a bit adventurous. There's a knock at the door and Karl answers. Audrey's surprised to see him there, and Toadie gestures to Audrey that he didn't invite Karl. Karl says he hears congratulations are in order as she's got a permanent job at the hospital.
KARL: It was a while ago but I didn't get the chance to apologise for making things difficult between you and Nicolette.
AUDREY: That's ok.
KARL: It turns out the problem's between Nicolette and her mother more than anything.
KARL: So your honesty is above reproach, I feel bad that I questioned that.
AUDREY: Thanks, let's just put it behind us.
Karl thanks her and they get ready to eat. Audrey sees that Toadie's cooked spaghetti and apologises profusely, saying she forgot to tell him she's allergic to tomatoes. Toadie blames himself, saying he should have asked if she had any allergies, but Audrey says she's happy with some plain pasta with a bit of cheese on top.
TOADIE: Well that's not much better than the frozen dinner you were gonna have.
AUDREY: Yeah, but that wouldn't come with such excellent company though, would it?
They all smile.
Roxy tells Kyle how awful it was seeing Bea's reaction to Packo ending things.
ROXY: I guess it leaves the gates open for Levi. She did say she still likes him.
KYLE: Did she?
ROXY: Pretty much.
Sheila walks in and the pair pick up on her bad mood. She tells them that Levi's decided to go and meet Packo.
SHEILA: Oh, and you think you know how this is gonna turn out Sunny Jim, but you don't, no- one does.
KYLE: Trust me gran, ok, Packo has proved that he's a good guy. Levi's gonna be fine.
She doesn't look convinced.
Levi arrives to see Bea just as she's leaving a voicemail for Packo which cuts off halfway through. He asks if everything's ok and she tells him she was leaving a voicemail and it timed out before she'd finished. He asks who the voicemail was for and she says a 'friend', before the conversation switches to Levi's decision about meeting up with Packo. He says he's decided to do it and Bea's supportive of his decision. However, he then asks if she'd be happy to accompany him and she agrees, not knowing Nathan and Packo are the same guy.
BEA: I'd love to come with you if you think that's going to help. But...I'm gonna have to try hard not to rough this guy up for what he did to you.
LEVI: There you go...with you as my bodyguard what could go wrong.
Toadie apologises to Audrey for Karl turning up to dinner, before they realise Karl's been in the bathroom for a long while.
AUDREY: Shall we check on him, or...?
Toadie's stomach begins to rumble and the pair look awkward. He apologises and she says it's fine. Karl emerges from the bathroom, clutching his stomach.
TOADIE: There you are, we were worried about you mate.
KARL: Yeah, maybe...don't go into the bathroom for a while. Like half an hour or maybe more.
AUDREY: Are you ok?
Karl's stomach rumbles as well.
KARL: No not really, I'm struggling a bit.
Before long, both Karl and Toadie run off to the bathroom.
Kyle gives Sheila a glass of water and she jokingly asks whether there's any gin in it. Levi arrives home and says he's messaged Packo; they're meeting tomorrow. Kyle's face drops when Levi says Bea's going with him as moral support. He offers to go instead, saying he knows Packo, but Levi would rather Bea came, as it would be good to be with someone neutral. Kyle hatches a plan on the spot to stop it from happening.
KYLE: I've been thinking and...you should write Packo a letter.
SHEILA: That's a much better idea!
Levi can't understand where Kyle's coming from, as he was the one who thought it would be a good idea to meet up with Packo in the first place.
KYLE: Yeah, well now I'm thinking about...gran. And...how much she will suffer if this doesn't go well.
LEVI: What? We've already spoken about this gran.
SHEILA: Yes, and I've told Levi I'd support his decision.
KYLE: Only because we bulldozed you into it. I mean Levi, have a look at her, she's a mess.
Kyle continues to convince Levi that writing a letter would be a better idea, saying it would give Levi the chance to really think about what he wants to say. Levi eventually agrees, and Kyle and Sheila look relieved.
Audrey hands Karl and Toadie a drink each to settle their stomachs. They bicker over what made them ill and Audrey points out it must've been the pasta sauce as she's not been ill. Toadie can't understand how that could've made them sick, as all the ingredients he bought were fresh.
KARL: What wine did you take?
TOADIE: I went to the middle rack.
AUDREY: This one?
KARL: Oh no, no, I told you to go to the bottom shelf!
TOADIE: Why, what?
KARL: That's Chloe and Pierce's foot wine.
TOADIE: Sorry, what?
KARL: They made it on their date. They stomped on the grapes with their bare feet.
TOADIE: Why would you have that in your wine rack?
KARL: Because I thought they might sort things out and want it back.
TOADIE: That is just so stupid of you Karl! So you're the one who poisoned us?
KARL: Have you ever heard of a bottle shop? You can't blame me for your lack of preparation.
Audrey tries to placate the two, just as Toadie gets a phone call. Karl wonders if it's the family again. As he hangs up, Toadie tells them they're about to have a visitor and he thinks it's about to make things a whole lot messier.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Yashvi tells Dipi it's up to Shane how he deals with things.
- Toadie tells Shane that things are about to get a bit more complicated.
- Shane tells Dipi she's not showing him any respect.
- Nic tells Pierce to back off.
- Dipi asks Hendrix how Pierce is going.
- Shane and Pierce get confrontational.