- Levi putting the ball back in Bea's court over whether she dates Nathan or not.
- Nicolette volunteering to be Aaron and David's surrogate but would rather co- parent with them.
- Nicolette being told to really think about her offer to David and Aaron.
- Pierce telling Chloe that their marriage is over.
- Shane prioritising himself first before trying to deal with his marriage.
- Dipi declaring that she wants to be with Pierce.
Dipi is trying to persuade Pierce to give them being together a go, but he isn't at all for it one bit especially given how things started. He also admits to still loving Chloe. "So that's it?" she asks and after not getting any response from Pierce, she turns and walks out the door.
Chloe confirms to the others that it is all over with Pierce, that there is no going back. The conversation quickly moves on when Nicolette hands over to the boys a copy of her health summary and ovulation schedule so they can decide whether or not to accept her offer. The boys still haven't made up their minds though whether to accept the offer or not.
Despite the reassurances coming from Nicolette, Jane admits to Paul that she still perplexed about the offer. Paul still thinks Nicolette hasn't thought things through and would rather that the boys still go ahead with their Canadian plan. Terese points out that David and Aaron would rather a mum is in the picture.
PAUL: Well in this case, three's a crowd.
Terese gets that they both have concerns, but equally warns them that they need to step back and let the boys make the decision on their own.
Instead of questioning Sheila about her gnomes, Roxy is told to use her skills to find out whether Levi has asked Bea to the concert or not. We hear though that Bea has done a runner to Sydney to see her mum and Levi warns he isn't getting involved with Bea if she and Nathan "are into each other." They can't believe that he is 'chickening out' of doing something.
KYLE: Just tell the woman you like her... its not that hard!
"Harder than you think," the newly arrived Dipi interjects with. Sheila recognises this as Dipi needing to talk and so kicks everyone out of the kitchen so she can talk to her friend. "I'm fine," she protests after the kitchen has been cleared but Sheila knows something has happened and asks her friend about it.
The boys finally get a chance to be alone to discuss Nicolette's offer. Aaron admits he is tempted into taking Nicolette up on her offer but David is still hesitant, mainly because the doesn't want a 3rd person in their child's life. To counteract David's fears, Aaron is sure that they can come up with a plan to cover all eventualities.
AARON: I'm not trying to railroad you here but saying that if we did choose to go that way, there are ways we can make it work.
DAVID: It's a huge decision for us to make.
Jane doesn't look too amused to see that Nicolette invited Chloe to join them for brunch when she arrives at the pub but Nicolette explains that Chloe knows everything that is going on. Nicolette confirms the boys haven't made a decision yet and doesn't know what else she can say to get them to see how great her idea is, commenting that they'd "make such a great team." "How can you be so sure?" Jane asks and Nicolette replies "we want all the same thing." Chloe mentions that is how she felt with Pierce too in the beginning, before the conversation then gets hijacked with Nicolette putting the boot into Pierce. "Its going to be so good for you Chloe you'll see," Nicolette says to her with a huge smile on her face! Jane doesn't look too impressed at what her daughter has just said!
Having been kicked out of the house, the trio of Levi, Kyle and Roxy have now relocated to the complex. Levi makes it clear he's had enough of talking about Bea, so the trio chat instead about the Rebecchi marriage woes instead. They all agree it's a mess and Roxy brings up the irony of Dipi being worried about her and Shane when it was Dipi who actually cheated.
KYLE: I did not see that one coming.
LEVI: I don't think anyone did.
"It was an affair. Did you really think it was going to survive in the real world?" Sheila asks her friend and Dipi explains how it went from talking about their partners and wanting to sort things to it then becoming "more about Pierce and how I felt when we were together." Dipi is unsure whether she loves Pierce or not but admits that when she is with him, she feels "happy."
DIPI: I feel alive like I'm deserving of something more from my own life.
SHEILA: The glitzy future with a millionaire is so much better as a daydream than the slog of a struggling marriage. And that's all it was love; it was a dream.
DIPI: I don't know what I was thinking when I went over there. I guess I just wanted to feel happy again, but instead I've just humiliated myself.
Yashvi shows concern for her mum when she arrives with coffee's, and thinks she's had a fight with Shane, but Dipi explains things are "hitting home," however adds in too that she will be okay soon enough.
Nicolette thinks the boys have arrived to give her an answer to her proposal but instead it's just a request for a private chat at home later. The boys do, if things progress, given Nicolette a get out clause should she change her mind later on in the process, but their offer just reinforces [to her] that they are the right ones to do this with.
Pierce drops by to thank Paul for the nudge to talk to Chloe about ending their marriage. He makes it clear though that there is nothing happening with Dipi, indeed he puts it down as "a distraction."
PIERCE: I just wish I knew that before I blew up two marriages.
Before he leaves though, Paul is interested to hear what Pierce's take on Nicolette is. Give they've not seen "eye to eye", Pierce thinks Paul is better asking someone else as his opinion "would be pretty biased." Paul is willing to take that but Pierce rejects the offer, preferring to stay out of things.
After Chloe makes a jokey suggestion over potential questions Nicolette could ask the boys, Jane accuses her daughter of not taking things seriously. Nicolette reassures her mum that she is and points out that David and Aaron are "reasonable people" and won't take advantage of her... "unlike Pierce," she adds when she spots him entering the bar. Chloe is confident that Pierce will treat her fairly in their divorce, which includes ensuring that she has legal representation but Nicolette thinks Chloe should organise her own lawyer.
When Chloe leaves to take a work call, Nicolette can't but try help wind Pierce up and Jane looks appalled at her daughter.
PIERCE: I know you had something to do with Chloe walking in on Dipi and I.
NICOLETTE: It was simply the universe putting things right.
PIERCE: Yes, well because of what you did, she found out about it in the worst possible way.
NICOLETTE: Was there a good way to find out? You're the creep that cheated on her. Its just lucky that I was around picking up the pieces.
After bringing over their drinks, Dipi apologises to Levi, Kyle and Roxy for them getting booted out of the house. She also hopes that she isn't getting it the way, but the boys are happy to have Dipi stay, because it "takes Gran's focus off us!" The boys also consent to letting her stay on at the house too.
Terese can sense that Paul is thinking about Nicolette's offer to the boys, so she points out that its up to the boys what they do and warns him against interfering as everyone then suffers! "They have a great relationship with Nicolette," she further adds and thus is sure "it could really work."
PIERCE: Nicolette's a conniving, deceitful snake with no morals and zero integrity! I wouldn't trust her as far as I could spit her.
So says Pierce who arrived and butted into their conversation!
PAUL: What happened to staying out of things?
PIERCE: I just think its fair someone warn you Paul. I've seen how she operates. If she wants something, she'll destroy everything in her way to get it. Watch out!
Jane says her goodbyes to Chloe and Nicolette but before heading out of the pub, she stops to chat to Dipi to see how she is holding up. "Keeping busy," is the reply and a promise that they will see each other soon.
"I don't want to speak to you Dipi," Chloe says after Dipi heads over to apologise to her. "I completely understand," Dipi replies, acknowledging what she did with Peirce was "unforgivable" and "a complete and utter mistake," which she regrets.
CHLOE: You still did it. Its bad enough being cheated on but when you though the other woman was a friend, it makes it so much worse.
Dipi knows she will "never forgive herself" for hurting Chloe but hopes now its all out in the open, that peace can be ensued and lives can be rebuilt. Chloe isn't in a forgiving mood!
CHLOE: I was committed to my marriage, which is more than I can say for you!
Paul drops round to talk to Jane about the co- parenting suggestion of Nicolette's. He calls it "a terrible idea" and can't "stand by and watch it happen." Jane thought they weren't going to be getting involved but Paul refuses to "sit back and watch my son ruin his life!"
PAUL: Now you be honest with me. Do you truly believe that your daughter has got the maturity to handle a situation like this?
Knowing that Jane knows Nicolette better, he is after her take. However "she really wants it to happen," and "commitment counts for something," isn't really doing it for Paul.
PAUL: Being committed and being capable are two wildly different things! Now if this arrangement goes wrong, it has the potential to cause misery and heartache for years to come. And not just for the three of them, for the child as well. Now please, I need to know do you believe that your daughter is the right person for the job.
JANE: Its um not that I don't want this for her, but Aaron and David need someone emotionally stable to co- parent with and I'm not sure that's my daughter.
PAUL: Right, in that case, you and I need to work together to try and stop this.
Dipi breaks the news to Yashvi (and Ned) that she doesn't think its wise to be around Shane just now so is going to stay on a bit longer at #26. "You don't have to feel guilty; dad has put you through heaps," Yashvi replies back to her mum but Dipi is quick to correct her and point out "I was part of the problem too." Yashvi gets that the pair of the hurt Shane but adds that he's "been all over the place for months...years."
After Dipi heads back to work, Ned asks if this news means Dipi "is giving up on the marriage?" "Maybe," Yashvi replies back and Ned already knows that Shane is going to be "devastated."
YASHVI: It's his own fault. He's the one that got involved with drugs and lied to mum over and over again just because he was too weak to be honest.
Ned thinks that its more Shane worried that he was "letting her down" and losing Dipi's "respect." "The affair isn't what caused the issues," a confused Yashvi replies back to him.
YASHVI: Dad has made so many bad decisions. If it wasn't for mum, who knows where he'd be. A partner needs to be better than that.
Given that David and Aaron still aren't finished making the questions they want answered, Nicolette heads to the fridge to get some wine. This causes Jane to remark if that is wise when they've got an important issue to discuss! Once the boys head outside to cook the food on the barbie, Nicolette hopes her mum will make herself scare when the conversation for real starts!
NICOLETTE: Your input's annoying me already!
JANE: I'm sorry but I'm having some serious doubts about this whole arrangement.
"What is your problem?" Nicolette asks given Jane knows "how excited" she is about this.
JANE: Yes, I do know but I don't know if its for the right reasons. This is just another way for you to be close to Chloe.
NICOLETTE: You honestly think I'd go through childbirth just to have her in my life?!
JANE: You're still in love with her. It's obvious.
NICOLETTE: This isn't about Chloe. This is about doing something I might never get the chance to do and I honestly think the boys and I could be great parents together.
JANE: With Chloe in the mix, you don't have a clear perspective.
NICOLETTE: Enough! I can't believe that you are doing this. You didn't support me as a teenager, you let me down. I am not going to put myself through that again. If you can't stand by me, then that's it, we're done!
Coming up on Neighbours
- Toadie admitting that Audrey is nice.
- Audrey asking Karl to keep quiet about something.
- Nicolette being honest with her mum.
- Paul getting some legal advice.
- David and Aaron looking dejected.