- Kane tells Hendrix he owes him $10,000.
- Kane tells Hendrix that for every day his payment is late, he charges interest.
- Dipi tells the Rebecchis that Kirsha is coming down to visit.
- Chloe confronts Amy about the uniform design that she stole from Hawke Airline. Amy says that Terese wouldn't need to know if they can convince her to go with the new design.
Amy tries to convince Chloe not to tell Terese what's happened but Chloe insists that she won't cover for her.
SHANE: Can you at least show Terese the new designs and explain how Amy tried to fix all this?
CHLOE: I'm not promising anything, and the final decision will not be mine.
AMY: I am an A grade idiot.
SHANE: You don't know how Terese is gonna react.
AMY: Are you kidding? My fairy g's gonna turn me into a pumpkin when Chloe tells her.
Shane's phone pings and he leaves to go and pick up Kirsha from the airport.
Mackenzie asks Jay if he's looking forward to Kirsha coming home for Christmas.
JAY: Yeah, it'll be good.
HARLOW: Listen to him; first family Christmas in Erinsborough and you're like 'yeah, I guess it's gonna be ok'.
MACKENZIE: It's boy code; he can't talk about what he's feeling.
JAY: We see each other all the time in Sydney, ok, what do you want, backflips?! (laughs)
Hendrix goes to get some water and Jay follows. Hendrix tells Jay that Kane's been texting him about the interest. Jay encourages Hendrix to tell his parents but he's insistent that he won't, saying that his dad will freak out if he knows he hosted an illegal card game.
JAY: So what are you gonna do?
HENDRIX: I don't know.
Shane and Dipi's car
Dipi receives a notification that Kirsha's plane is 5 minutes late. They're both happy that their daughter is coming home and Dipi thanks Shane for being ok with going to collect Kirsha together and the upcoming party.
SHANE: Part of our new normal, hey? Worth it too if we get to spend Christmas with all the kids.
Dipi then asks how Amy's designs are coming along and Shane replies that there's been a bit of a hitch. Dipi says that Amy must be disappointed, and wonders what it means for the lip- syncing competition.
SHANE: Yeah, I hadn't thought about that. Amy might not want to be a part of it.
DIPI: It's now saying her flight's on time, they must have made it up.
Chloe's just told Terese about Amy's ripped off designs. Terese is just glad that the promo shots haven't been put online already as it would have looked incredibly bad.
TERESE: Amy has already cost us thousands of dollars in photography and PR.
Amy walks in.
AMY: I won't keep you long but I just wanted to personally apologise to you, Terese.
TERESE: For all the good that'll do.
Terese tells Amy that she really should inform Hawke Air about what she's done, which makes her panic, as she thinks they'll sue her for everything she's got. Terese says she'll think about it, before leaving to go to a meeting. She tells Amy that the deal is off.
Harlow gives Hendrix his Christmas present; it's a ticket to go skydiving. He's shocked when he sees the price tag; $500, telling her that it's too much. She tells him to just have an awesome time, and he promises to make it up to her.
Ned, Yashvi, Jay and Mackenzie are setting some things up in the extension, ready for when Kirsha arrives home.
YASHVI: They're here!
They all rush inside.
DIPI: Look who I found at the airport!
JAY: Let me guess, no- one else wanted her?
KIRSHA: Missed you too, Barracuda.
JAY: Don't start.
YASHVI: He's just upset cause you've taken the golden child status away from him now.
JAY: You guys are so full of it.
KIRSHA: Be honest, Jay's still the golden child, right?
DIPI: Uh, your father and I do not have favourites.
NED: I always thought Vi was the favourite.
YASHVI: Hey, what's so funny about that?
SHANE: Ok, play nice kiddos.
Clancy comes in, and Kirsha's pleased to see him, giving him a big cuddle. Yashvi receives a message from Toadie saying they've arrived safely in Colac. Dipi heads off to go and make a start on dinner and Kirsha seems disappointed when she says she won't be staying the night. Kirsha then asks Mackenzie how things are going with her dad and she replies that she's just had a catch up with him and her siblings; she tells Ned that he loved the painting. Shane goes to put Kirsha's things in her room.
KIRSHA: Why is mum still staying at Sheila's?
JAY: Cause that's where she lives now.
KIRSHA: She should be here, with us.
YASHVI: Kirsh, I know it's a lot, but you haven't been here. You don't know what it's like.
Kirsha seems adamant to get her parents back together, especially as it's Christmas. Jay and Yashvi don't seem convinced.
It's the next morning, and Kirsha hands out presents to her family. She's given Christmas jumpers to everyone.
YASHVI: It's gonna be really hot today.
KIRSHA: You just wanna show off your tat- free boyfriend.
They all put on the jumpers.
KIRSHA: See, adorable!
NED: Yes, but is that the jumper or just me?
Kirsha tells Jay to put on his jumper.
YASHVI: Are you alright, you look like you're struggling?
JAY: Good sizing, Kirsh.
MACKENZIE: I actually think that one's mine.
Jay attempts to take off the jumper but accidentally lifts up his shirt. He quickly sits down looking embarrassed.
MACKENZIE: Are you alright there?
JAY: I'll change in my room.
Kirsha walks to the kitchen and hands another gift to Shane who wonders how she's managed to buy so many Christmas jumpers as a student. He opens his present, which is a purple coin. Kirsha explains that a purple coin represents being 4 months sober. Shane and Dipi look touched by Kirsha's thoughtfulness. Ned and Yashvi observe the exchange from the living room.
YASHVI: If anyone's going to get mum and dad back together, it's Kirsha.
NED: Does that mean you reckon it would be a good idea?
YASHVI: Yeah, I do. I reckon it would be the best Christmas present ever.
Amy's dancing alone to some workout music in her hotel room, having a whale of a time. Someone knocks at the door and she looks a bit panicked, turning the music off quickly. It's Chloe.
AMY: Oh wow. Sorry, am I being too loud again?
Chloe: You're fine; I just wanted to make sure you were ok after everything yesterday.
AMY: Why? I so don't deserve that.
CHLOE: Let's just say I know how it feels to be desperate for somebody to give me a chance.
Chloe does her best to support Amy, saying that Terese too has done some things in her time that she's not proud of. Amy doesn't blame Terese for firing her, but admits that she's worried about her being reported to Hawke Air for what she's done.
CHLOE: Are you gonna be ok?
AMY: Yeah. I'll just crank up the music til' I drown out the voices, you know? That normally works...
CHLOE: Just play with those bad boys.
She points to the headphones.
CHLOE: That way you can crank up the music and not worry about the other guests.
Amy thanks her as Chloe leaves.
Hendrix is trying to sell his Christmas present to Jez, offering it to her for $450.
HENDRIX: That's great, you're gonna love it. I'll send through my bank deets.
He hangs up just as Harlow arrives, asking if he's ready for their French movie marathon.
Shane jokes that it's time for Dipi to have a break as she's been in the kitchen all morning.
DIPI: But you don't know how to make my special gravy!
SHANE: Yes I do, with a dollop of tomato sauce, so get...
DIPI: Ok, I'm gonna put my feet up for five minutes but that's all.
As she heads to the living room, she sees some photos that Kirsha's hung up on the tree. There's one of Vi from when she was first born, one with Shane and a moustache, one of little Kirsha, and one from Jay's first day at school.
DIPI: Look at these little chubby cheeks, you're so cute!
MACKENZIE: Oh I wanna see!
JAY: Just don't gush over my irresistible chubby cheeks!
MACKENZIE: Aw look at you...hey, I think I recognise that, was it near the netball courts?
JAY: I don't remember.
MACKENZIE: You never wanna talk about primary school.
JAY: What's there to talk about?
MACKENZIE: Loads of stuff. For me it's Tom O'Wilson, but you don't seem to remember him, which is weird. It was so scarring for me and for a lot of kids.
Jay finally admits that he does remember. Mackenzie asks why he pretended he didn't and Jay replies that Tom used to make fun of him for being fat.
JAY: Called me curry puff, fatty, and a bunch of other stuff.
MACKENZIE: Jay, I'm so sorry. I didn't realise. Was that why you were worried about your jumper before? Because if so I'm really sorry if I said something that made it worse.
JAY: You didn't.
MACKENZIE: If you ever wanna talk about it, or you want to make a voodoo doll of Tomo and stick pins in it, I'm there. Always, alright?
JAY: Thanks Mackenzie.
KIRSHA: Family photo time!
They all walk into the the living room.
MACKENZIE: I would take the photos, but Ned, you're the pro.
DIPI: Except we're all gonna keep our clothes on ok? (laughs)
Ned looks peeved but tries to hide it.
NED: Ok, everyone say jingle bells!
EVERYONE: Jingle bells!
Chloe's come to talk to Terese about Amy, wondering if she'll consider taking a look at the new designs.
TERESE: I'm gonna stop you there. I'm not interested in doing business with a self- confessed fraud. My gut instinct told me there was something wrong with Amy and I ignored it. If you want to be in management, you can't let this happen too many times, trust me.
Terese admits that she's not looking forward to telling Paul.
The youngsters are looking through all the photos they've taken. In the kitchen, Shane and Dipi seem to be getting on well. Vi and Kirsha watch from afar.
YASHVI: It's actually scary how good you are at this.
KIRSH: Christmas magic, told you...
YASHVI: I just hope it lasts.
KIRSH: It's our job to make sure it does.
Shane tells Dipi he's just going to go and see Amy for a bit, while Jay says he's going to see Hendrix. Kirsha tells them to come straight back after. Dipi smiles as Shane leaves.
Hendrix and Harlow have just finished watching a film.
HARLOW: That was très bon!
Harlow leaves to skype Paul who's in New York, but suggests going to the beach later with Jay and Mackenzie to which Hendrix replies that he'd like to. Jay arrives as Harlow leaves.
JAY: I came over to check that you're still alive.
Hendrix tells Jay that he sold the skydiving voucher Harlow got him for Christmas to make his first payment to Kane. Jay asks if that has placated Kane in any way but Hendrix says he still wants the rest of the money 'or else'. Jay encourages him to tell his parents but Hendrix won't, saying that he's meant to be proving he's a responsible adult.
HENDRIX: I'd rather be beaten than go to them.
JAY: We can't let that happen.
Shane arrives to see Amy, who's still working out in her hotel room. He asks if he's interrupting and she says no, she's just blowing off a bit of steam.
SHANE: Is that doing the trick for you?
AMY: Turns out that when your life's in the toilet, it's hard to forget that your life's in the toilet.
SHANE: Come on, it's not.
AMY: Are you sure about that?
SHANE: I've been where you are. It gets better.
AMY: You've committed fraud and destroyed your career, have you?
SHANE: This is for 4 months sober, so I know a thing or two about self- destruction.
He shows her the purple coin.
AMY: 4 months is right on, congrats.
SHANE: Thank you. The point is, it does get better, even after you've shot yourself in the foot.
AMY: Well, thanks Shane. You're a good man.
Amy tells him that she's leaving town shortly. Apparently the kids have been really spoiled this Christmas.
SHANE: That Saint Nick, he's a good man. So no lip sync event for you then?
AMY: No, maybe I'll stay and do that, and then go.
Shane says he better be going, and there's an awkward chemistry between them as he leaves.
AMY: Hey Shane...Merry Christmas.
SHANE: Thank you. You too.
Jay returns home and Dipi offers him the leftovers but he says he's cool. Yashvi tells Dipi how nice this Christmas has been with them all together, pointing out that she seems in a good place, as does Shane.
DIPI: And you were right about that necklace.
YASHVI: How do you mean?
DIPI: Well, I can't keep it. And the jeweller says it's worth a fair bit. So I'm getting them to sell it on their website, and I'm giving the money to Sonya's Foundation.
YASHVI: I think that's a really good decision.
Jay overhears the conversation from the extension.
Chloe has arrived with a present for Hendrix.
HENDRIX: I didn't realise we were doing presents.
CHLOE: Relax, we're not. This was on the doorstep at Number 24. Someone doesn't know you moved.
CHLOE: You're in a festive mood.
HENDRIX: Christmas sucks. I have no money to buy presents and my family's in Sydney.
CHLOE: Missing your dad, huh? I miss him too sometimes. He was my best sounding board for work problems and now I just have to flail around in my own mess.
HENDRIX: Yeah, he's good at problem- solving.
CHLOE: He's good at a lot of things. You should call him.
HENDRIX: No, I'm fine.
CHLOE: Alright, then why don't you talk to me? What's going on?
HENDRIX: I'm fine, honestly. It's just been one of those days.
CHLOE: Ok, well why don't we grab a drink later, for fun?
HENDRIX: Yeah! Sounds good. I'll call you when I get back from the beach with Harlow.
Chloe leaves and Hendrix opens his present. Inside the box is a bullet. He looks shocked.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Sheila throws David out of The Waterhole.
- Levi prepares a gift for Bea.
- Shane and Dipi have a difficult conversation.
- Clive and Jane feel bad about rubbing their romance in Sheila's face.
- Des returns, wondering why Sheila's called him.