- Shay demanding more from Jesse.
- Jesse fearful of being discovered.
- Leo ordering Paul to stay out of his business.
- Nicolette pleading with David and Aaron to leave her alone as they're stressing her out.
- David and Aaron asking Chloe to help plan a baby shower for Nicolette.
- Hendrix witnessing Chloe remove Leo's hand from her arm.
- Hendrix confronting Leo over what he witnessed.
- Karl reaffirming Hendrix did the right thing taking the food back to #28.
- Hendrix hearing that Leo has sacked him!
Hendrix is in shock at Leo firing him for misconduct but is unsure if he can do that or not. Karl does point out that he was just "on trial" and thinks it is surely "a misunderstanding?" The lad is about to storm out of the house to confront Leo, but Karl pulls him back so that he can do things "professionally" and with "a cool head."
Dipi gives the renovations at the café a thumbs up when she (and Mackenzie) come to check the place out. "A lot has changed since I left," Dipi remarks too on the other changes that have happened - Mackenzie being with Hendrix and Harlow now with Jesse rather than Brent.
Meanwhile at another table, when Jesse is confronted with the fact that the news is out that he is with Curtis, he tries to deny it but changes his tune once he sees how accepting Harlow (and Roxy) are. They do scoff though at his hopes to keep things quiet given Curtis knows everyone they do!
JESSE: Small world.
HARLOW: Just how Ramsay Street works, everyone knows everyone!
Paul drops round to try and clear the air with Leo and after a promise of "it won't happen again" (from Paul) and "I could have handled things better too" (from Leo) the pair end their differences. Leo gets that Paul does want the best for him however he doesn't want his dad's help when dealing with the winery.
After Paul leaves, Leo debates whether to call Chloe or not.
It's reunion time when Dipi warmly greets the newly arrived Nicolette, Chloe and Jane when they enter the café. Nicolette is very much relived when Dipi says that she likes the changes. Jane asks Dipi how things are going in Sydney and the reply is "wonderful" and is invited to join her table so they can have a proper catch up.
Nicolette and Chloe head to their own table and having got the reassurance from Dipi, Nicolette sincerely thanks Chloe for her help.
CHLOE: We make an awesome team.
Number 32 (next day)
Hendrix calls round to have it out with Leo over why he was sacked. While Hendrix is adamant he was sacked because of what he said about Chloe, Leo clarifies he was actually sacked for stealing the food. "It was going to go off," Hendrix points out but while agreeing, Leo explains the lad still needed permission to take it.
HENDRIX: If you were really worried about this, you would have said something to me on the way home, but you didn't so I'm not buying it. This is about Chloe.
By chance Chloe is at the house and on hearing her name, comes out from the sunroom to see what is going on. Hendrix explains to her about his sacked for stealing but really it was because he called Leo out for "making a play for you." "I think you've got the wrong end of the stick," Chloe says to the lad but he is more than convinced Leo is trying to break her and Nicolette up "so he can have you all for himself." "Leo's been nothing but a good friend to me," she replies and no amount of further explaining is making Hendrix accept his version isn't correct.
HENDRIX: You don't want to listen to me? Fine! But it doesn't make it any less true.
As they have breakfast, Roxy is still confused over Harlow's fake relationship with Jesse and is puzzled as to what he gets out of the deal. Harlow's reply is he's helping her plus being mentored by Paul. The mentoring bit puzzles Roxy even more, especially given Jesse isn't "the sharpest tool in the box." "It's to become sharper," Harlow replies and adds that the mentoring is going really well too as Paul "really likes him."
Even though Hendrix got things wrong (about her and Leo), Chloe tries to fight his sacking with Leo. Leo is standing firm on his decision and jokes that the next time they are having "an intense conversation about your relationship," they will make sure it is done in private! "There won't be a next time," a confident Chloe replies given she's on "the same page" now as Nicolette and wishes she'd never said anything to Leo! He knows though why she had the freak out - Chloe having Huntington's means she's on a "shorter timeline than the rest of us."
CHLOE: No-one knows what their timeline is Leo!
LEO: Still Chloe, the ticking clock means you crave security and safety and someone committed to call your own. Problem is, when you're with someone, it feels like a straight path to the end. That scares the hell out of me. It must be a nightmare having these two parts of you at war all the time. You're single, you crave connection and if you're with someone, you feel the walls closing in.
Chloe is just about to reply when Nicolette interrupts - she came all the way over to #32 to find out when Chloe will be home! "Perfect," is Nicolette's reply to hearing that apparently (although it looks news to Leo!) that he has given Chloe the day off!
As he lets himself into the empty office, Jesse is on the phone trying to convince Shay to put a stop to him having to snoop due to the fact everyone knows everyone on Ramsay Street! She's obviously told him to snoop-on and he's caught red-handed by Roxy looking at some documents on Terese's desk.
Roxy questions why he's in the office (looking for a financial document for Amy) and doesn't believe his explanation for one bit, even more so as to why he used Harlow's keycard to get into the office.
JESSE: Are you always this suspicious of people?!
ROXY: Yes, especially when I find them rifling through someone else's desk!
Despite Roxy having mentally found him 'guilty', Jesse manages to get himself out of the office, but she is still very suspicious over what he was up to!
Hendrix isn't getting any sympathy from Mackenzie over his confrontation of Leo. "You don't have any proof," she reminds him of but if she'd seen what he witnessed then "you'd understand."
The pair join Karl and Dipi who are talking about Hendrix's sacking and Dipi thinks it was an "overreaction" from Leo to sack the lad. Hendrix asks if she'd sack someone in similar circumstances and her reply is that it wouldn't occur without at least "a conversation" or a "warning." Mackenzie suggest that Dipi could hire Hendrix but given Nicolette is the manager, she suggests he chats with her.
As they enter the bar, Roxy is telling Harlow about catching Jesse in the office and Harlow confirms she didn't lend him her keycard.
ROXY: Don't tell me you believe him?
HARLOW: Roxy, he's not that bright.
ROXY: This whole himbo thing is just an act. Seriously, when I think about it, nobody can really be that dumb.
Harlow questions if Roxy is reading too much into things, especially after someone spied on her social media. However, the numbers are beginning to add up for Roxy given it was Jesse that came up with the social media link.
ROXY: The Quill's haven't just stolen our film festival idea; they stole our idea for an urban beach bar and it was around the same time that Jesse showed up. And if I'm right, and Jesse's feeding the Quill's information, he's been doing it for months now.
Terese is trying to persuade Paul to let things happen naturally with Leo, rather than to force it, when the man in question texts to invite his dad to the winery.
TERESE: (gloating) He reached out all on his own!
Roxy and Harlow conveniently end up alone in the office when Terese heads off for a meeting elsewhere in the hotel and Paul to see Leo. Harlow gets straight onto the computer and Roxy tells her to find Jesse's application form. When Harlow finds it, she stops to point out that it is a "gross invasion of privacy."
ROXY: So is rifling through someone else's desk and stealing your keycard!
"Open it!" Roxy demands and the pair start reading once Harlow does just that.
Jane and Nicolette are chatting about suitable things for the baby shower and Nicolette is impressed to hear her mum say she has been doing some research! "Thank you for doing this for me," Nicolette says to her mum but wants to save some of the shower ideas "for when Chlo and I have a baby." This is news to both Jane and the newly arrived home Chloe who is listening through the screen door!
JANE: (surprised) Oh, is that something you two have discussed?
NICOLETTE: No, I just think it's the next logical step. I mean that way this one has a sibling and Chlo and I'll have a family of our own.
And at the front door, rather than enter, Chloe disappears quicker than you can say 'baby'!
Karl travels all the way out to the winery to plead Hendrix's case with Leo. Even with the offer to pay for the food taken, Leo isn't changing his mind over Hendrix's sacking.
Someone is impressed at Leo sticking to his guns though - Paul who overheard Karl's pleading. We now find out why Leo wanted his dad's help - he is worried that things could get messy when Pierce hears of his son's sacking and wants Paul to go through Hendrix's contract to make sure they are safe.
Karl calls Hendrix to tell him that Leo isn't budging on his sacking. This reinforces Hendrix theory that his sacking wasn't about the food. Karl offers him a part-time job at The Tram (he will speak to Kyle) but the lad wants to think about it first.
When he comes off the phone, Mackenzie is confused over why he didn't say yes but Hendrix wants to "keep an eye on Leo." She isn't happy at that response, so on seeing Nicolette on the street, heads over to ask about a job for Hendrix at Harold's.
Before they get onto that, Nicolette asks if either of them have seen Chloe? "I bet Leo knows where she is," Hendrix immediately says and she is sure that is incorrect given Leo gave Chloe the day off. He warns that she can't trust Leo, as he is "trying to break you two up."
NICOLETTE: Why would he do that?!
HENDRIX: Why do you think?!
"Oh Hendrix you are way off," she replies and reassures him that Chloe and herself are "in a really solid place" before adding that she isn't going near that "jealousy rabbit hole" again!
NICOLETTE: Whatever you think you know, just stop it.
"It's not going to make you popular but its legal," is Paul's summation having checked Hendrix's contract and reported to Leo that they are okay. Just as the pair are away to discuss the real reason for Hendrix's sacking, the pair of them are surprised to see Chloe suddenly walk into the building. "There's something I needed to take care of," is her explanation and she readily accepts the glass of wine Leo had poured for himself before she heads through to the office.
Roxy and Harlow are trying to come up with a plan to get more info on Jesse and Roxy suggests doing a reverse image search on the photograph that was on his resume. The idea works and there is a hit and a stunned Roxy reads out what is written and it would appear that Jesse is Julie Quill's son!
Coming up on Neighbours
- Toadie after info from Amy.
- Ned having second thoughts.
- Nicolette confident that Chloe will be at the baby shower.
- Chloe telling Leo her real thoughts.
- Mackenzie helpfully suggesting to the boys that Leo stays away from Chloe!
- Leo going to see Chloe.