- Amy's disconcerted when Levi introduces her to Felicity as 'a friend', and Ned as Amy's boyfriend
- Amy notices a text from Felicity on Levi's phone, then accidentally throws it into the lake
- Amy tells Ned that there was a message from Felicity on the phone; he convinces her there's no point telling Levi
- Kyle is vague when Sheila asks him how his trip to Frankston went
- Toadie's fishing for answers about Kyle's trip, but Kyle loses his temper and tells him he's too tired for it
- Later, Toadie sees Roxy and Kyle hugging and tells them he knows there's something up; Kyle admits he has cancer
The Flamingo Bar
In the outdoor seating area, Kyle is still with Roxy and Toadie. Kyle explains how, after Hendrix's testicular cancer scare, he checked himself for lumps in the shower and found one. He admits he didn't feel comfortable getting checked at the screening booth a few weeks earlier, in such a public place, but is feeling stupid for not doing that now.
Kyle explains that he wanted to see his old family GP in Frankston, which was the reason for his trip; he didn't want everyone in Erinsborough stressing about it until he'd figured out what the situation was.
KYLE: We're just waiting on the biopsy results that they took from the lymph nodes, to make sure it hasn't spread. I do know one thing - I'm gonna lose one of the boys.
TOADIE: Mate, I'm so sorry.
KYLE (emotional): Yeah, what can you do.
Sheila appears, and wonders what everyone's looking so sombre about, but Kyle brushes it off. Roxy leaves with Sheila to fetch her some supplies from the bar that she needs, leaving Kyle with Toadie.
TOADIE: You haven't told Sheila yet, have you?
Upset, Kyle shakes his head.
Amy and Levi are relaxing in bed together with some wine after dinner. Amy suggests that Levi sleep over, and he's keen on the idea - but he says he will have to get some sleep this time as he has a workout booked in the morning! He suggests she join him for the workout.
AMY: As much as I love seeing you in those tight little black shorts, I have plans (...) I've got a breakfast date with Ned.
LEVI: Oh, fair enough. I guess I'll have to make sure you get a good enough workout in tonight, then.
They're about to kiss, when Levi gets a text from Felicity. Amy looks worried.
LEVI: Weird. She's telling me not to ghost her. 'If you don't want a second date, just man up and say so.' She must have messaged me on my old phone!
AMY (guiltily): Yeah, that, uh... that makes sense.
Amy asks if Levi is going to tell Felicity about his relationship with Amy. He says he will; he just wants to make sure the second date goes well first, but thinks she's pretty open- minded so plans to be upfront about it. Amy agrees this is a good idea, but still looks concerned.
Hendrix convenes with Mackenzie in the living room; Hendrix has just finished reading Nell a bedtime story, and Mackenzie reports that Hugo is 'out like a light'. Now they're alone, the chemistry between them is crackling again. But neither is prepared to make the first move!
HENDRIX: So, what do you wanna do?
MACKENZIE: I don't mind. Whatever you wanna do.
HENDRIX: I'm down for anything. You tell me.
MACKENZIE: ... Well, if you don't care either way, maybe we could watch a movie.
HENDRIX: ... Yeah. A movie. Fine by me.
MACKENZIE: Are you hungry? I've got some strawberries and chocolate.
HENDRIX: Sounds good. Might put us in the mood.
MACKENZIE: The mood for...?
HENDRIX: For the movie.
MACKENZIE: Ah. Yes. The movie.
The Flamingo Bar
Kyle is still with Roxy and Toadie. He admits he's worried that Sheila will 'freak out and try to take over everything' if he tells her about his diagnosis; he just needs to wrap his own head around it first. Roxy agrees that Sheila's fussing won't be very helpful right now, but Kyle says he'll tell her once they have a better idea of what his post- surgery options are - hopefully tomorrow, once he has the biopsy results.
TOADIE: I know how hard this part is. The waiting. So if there's anything that you both need...
KYLE: Thanks, Toad. I really appreciate that.
The next day, Ned and Amy have convened for breakfast, but Ned has to head to work. Amy suggests he take the day off and 'do something fun' with her. 'Don't tempt me,' he replies. Sheila approaches.
SHEILA: You didn't waste much time, did you?
AMY: I beg your pardon?
SHEILA: Well, Levi just got home from yours about an hour ago. Actually, he was in a very chipper mood, and I think it's because he got a second date with the firefighter.
AMY (coldly): Yeah, well, I was there when he organised it, so, thanks.
SHEILA: Yeah. He deserves someone like her.
Sheila smirks spitefully and walks off.
AMY: I mean, could she be any more obvious?
NED: You handled it well. Look, it's nice to see that you're okay with Levi and Felicity seeing each other again.
AMY: Well, it'd be a bit hypocritical if I wasn't.
She's about to say something else, but then stops herself, adding that she's just glad the whole debacle with Levi's phone is over. Sheila is back and hovering nearby, listening in.
AMY: Levi doesn't have to know, does he? Like, obviously I feel terrible. But, you know, technically I didn't lie to him - and, you know, he didn't specifically ask me if I'd seen the message from Felicity, so...
Sheila departs having learned this new information. Meanwhile, Ned assures Amy that since Levi has got his second date with Felicity anyway, there's no harm done. Over at the bar, Sheila starts texting someone...
Ned and Amy are leaving the pub when Levi approaches them angrily. He tells Amy that he knows she saw the message from Felicity on his old phone and chose not to tell him about it.
Amy admits she saw the message pop up, but insists she didn't throw his phone in the lake deliberately; she says the reason she didn't mention the message is that she thought Levi would think she was trying to stop him seeing Felicity. Levi (reasonably) points out that this doesn't make any sense; if she'd been honest, he'd have no reason to think that.
AMY: It was Ned's idea.
LEVI: You're in on this, too?!
NED: I'm not in on anything, alright? I do think you've overreacting, though, man.
LEVI: Are you serious, 'man'? Come on.
Levi sarcastically tells them to forget it, and enjoy their date, before walking off.
NED: Thanks for throwing me under the bus.
AMY: I'm sorry. I wasn't thinking.
NED: That seems to be your thing recently.
Ned walks off, also in a bit of a huff. Amy looks upset.
Mackenzie is at a table working, when Roxy comes in through the back door. Mackenzie says hello but Roxy doesn't respond, seemingly distracted. When she tries again, Roxy apologises, saying she 'spaced out'. She uninterestedly asks Mackenzie how she's doing.
ROXY: Why? What? What's wrong, what happened?
MACKENZIE: It's the whole Hendrix situation. We're still no closer to... you know.
Mackenzie starts telling Roxy the full story of how she and Hendrix ended up watching a film instead of having sex, but - clearly upset about Kyle - Roxy doesn't view any of this as a priority right now.
MACKENZIE: I don't know how much clearer I can be without making the move myself.
ROXY (snapping): Well, I don't know what you want me to do about it.
MACKENZIE: ... I don't want you to do anything. I just thought, maybe you could give me some advice.
ROXY: You want my advice? This big problem of yours isn't actually as big as what you think it is in the grand scheme of things. So, deal with it, Mackenzie.
Baffled, Mackenzie leaves.
Ned is clearing tables outside Harold's, while Amy sits on a bench some distance away in the courtyard, looking forlorn. Toadie sees her and sits down next to her. Amy droops her head onto his shoulder!
TOADIE: You okay?
AMY: Yeah. Trouble in paradise.
TOADIE: With who? Ned or Levi?
TOADIE: There's no shortage of drama in your current situation, is there?
AMY: Let me guess. I brought it all on myself.
TOADIE: No, I didn't say that.
AMY: You've said it plenty, Toad.
TOADIE: Yeah, well, not this time. Life is too short to be dealing with so much drama. You should just be enjoying the fact that you're young, you're fit, you're healthy, and you've got nothing tying you down. Anyway, it's just something for you to think about.
AMY: Thank you.
TOADIE: Love ya.
He gets up and walks off, evidently preoccupied with what he's learned about Kyle. Outside Harold's, Ned stops Toadie and says he guesses Amy was offloading about her relationship woes.
TOADIE: Yeah. Erinsborough's latest reality show - Dating Three Ways (...) Look, I don't want to get in the middle of this, alright? Whatever Amy tells me is in the vault.
NED: (...) I'm just finding it hard because she keeps going on and on about Levi. Yeah, I know this whole thing was my idea, but it's not easy listening to your girlfriend obsess over someone all the time. Now, she's obviously not okay with him dating other people. Even I don't think this relationship could cope with a fourth person.
TOADIE: Sounds like you're struggling with three, mate. If I were you, I'd deal with this sooner rather than later. Before someone gets seriously hurt.
Meanwhile, Sheila is clearing plates outside the pub. Levi is waiting to meet Felicity, and Sheila tells him to 'just be yourself' with her. Levi moans about Amy having not mentioned Felicity's text message on his old phone.
SHEILA: Who knows what goes on in that crazy woman's head? But today is not about Amy, it's about... Felicity!!
SHEILA: No, knucklehead - she's just there!
Levi rushes over to greet Felicity. He apologises for the text mix- up; she tells him not to stress, but says she was wondering whether she'd misread things between them when he didn't reply.
LEVI: No, not at all (...) Look, if I was gonna give you a lame excuse, I would tell you that my dog ate it.
FELICITY: What kind of dog do you have?
LEVI: I don't have one. See? It's kind of lame.
FELICITY: Okay. Well, then, I'm glad I messaged you again. Stalking for the win.
LEVI: Oh, you can stalk me any time you want.
FELICITY: Alright. And if you try and arrest me for it...
LEVI: You won't resist?
FELICITY: You know it.
Sheila is nosily watching from nearby, looking pleased with herself, and Levi notices. He suggests to Felicity that they go elsewhere, but Felicity says she is happy to stay here. Sheila gives Levi the thumbs- up.
Kyle is working at the tram, while Hendrix chews his ear off about his impasse with Mackenzie. Hendrix wonders why he's finding it so difficult. Kyle says it's probably because of how much he likes Mackenzie, and not wanting to do anything to upset her.
KYLE: It's a good thing. So stop freaking out, and figure it out.
As Hendrix leaves, Toadie turns up. He admits he couldn't concentrate at work, and wanted to see how Kyle was.
KYLE: You don't need to worry about me. See, this is why I didn't want to tell ya.
TOADIE: Mate, I appreciate that. But I saw first- hand how important it was for Sonya to have people she could lean on, so... if there's anything that you wanna talk about, any time, I'm here for you, okay?
Kyle immediately hugs Toadie, and declares him a 'legend'. He then admits it's been weird thinking about losing one of his testicles.
KYLE: They reckon it's all still gonna work, but, still... I guess the main thing I'm thinking about is Roxy, and me, and the future, and... She's been talking about having kids a lot lately. Six of them, actually.
TOADIE: Wow! Is that something you want?
KYLE: Ah, not sure I want six. But now I'm not sure I can even have one.
Toadie points out that their friend Lucas Fitzgerald went through the same thing, and suggests Kyle could contact him to get his take. Kyle thinks that's a good idea. Toadie says he had his own issues with fertility too, but he and Sonya worked through them together - as he's sure Kyle and Roxy will. Toadie says Roxy will stick by Kyle no matter what, but Kyle still looks very worried.
Amy is apologising to Ned for blaming him for her decision to keep the knowledge of Felicity's text message from Levi. Visibly fed up of hearing about it all, Ned tells her it's fine and says they should just move on. But she follows him into the kitchen and continues to moan about Levi and Felicity, wondering how she'll take the news that Levi already has one girlfriend. Ned looks put out.
NED: Amy, it's none of our business, alright? This has to stop.
AMY: What? What has to stop?
NED: This fixation on Levi and Felicity - it's all you talk about, it's driving me nuts!
AMY: ... Oh. You're right. Sorry.
Mackenzie and Hendrix are playing a video game on the sofa, but Mackenzie's heart clearly isn't in it. She admits that she's thinking about Roxy, saying she spoke to her before about 'some stuff', and that Roxy's response was 'pretty weird'. Hendrix admits that Kyle was similarly a bit off when he was talking to him earlier, also 'about stuff'.
HENDRIX: I hope everything's okay between them two.
MACKENZIE: I'm sure it will be. They're... good at... at communicating how they're feeling. And what they want.
HENDRIX: Yeah, for sure. They're good like that.
MACKENZIE (pointedly): Yeah. Good communication, it's important.
HENDRIX: Yeah... So, I guess there's something that *we* need to communicate about?
MACKENZIE (laughs): Yeah. Probably.
HENDRIX: Like, now?
MACKENZIE: Umm... (sighs) I have to put in a few hours at the council soon, but maybe afterwards we can chat?
HENDRIX: That sounds good.
Felicity and Levi seem to be enjoying their second date; she has revealed she has a tattoo, and Levi is trying to guess whereabouts it is.
FELICITY: It's somewhere most people would never dare to get a tattoo.
LEVI: Oh, see, now I have to see it.
FELICITY: Okay. Well, you play your cards right, maybe you might!
FELICITY: I was thinking somewhere a little bit more private.
LEVI: Okay...! But before we do, though - I'm sorry, there's just something I need to tell you.
FELICITY: Okay, that sounds really ominous!
But before he can say more, Levi's phone rings - it's work, calling him in for an emergency shift. Felicity is understanding, being in the emergency services, too. But Levi promises a third date...
LEVI: ... cos I gotta see where that tattoo is. I have to. If you're down.
FELICITY (nods): But don't be losing that phone!
Levi heads off, and Felicity smiles to herself.
Sheila is bragging to Kyle and Roxy about how well- behaved she was while Levi was on his date with Felicity, reporting that she left Levi alone to 'work his magic' - but adds that Felicity looked 'besotted' with him. Sheila also shows them some photos of Isla that Aaron posted on social media this morning. Kyle and Roxy both smile, but it's visibly strained as they consider their own situation.
SHEILA: There's nothing quite like holding that miracle of life in cradling it in your arms. I just hope that I'm around long enough, you know, to have some great- grandkids. Harley and Dane aren't close, and I mean, Levi and Xanthe are not really interested. So it's up to you two to get a wriggle on.
ROXY (upset): I need to grab a juice.
SHEILA (shouting): I don't care how many! Just as long as I get a little girl. The Canning clan needs another strong woman.
Kyle continues to smile along with Sheila, while Roxy retreats into the tram looking sad.
In the garden, Kyle asks Roxy if she wants to talk things through. She says they don't have to do it now, but Kyle is keen to reassure her.
KYLE: Once we have a plan, I promise we'll sit down and we'll chat about our future, okay?
ROXY (upset): I just never thought that this would happen to us. And I know that's stupid - Auntie T, she went through the same thing. I really think Toadie's right - this is too much for you to carry on your own. Look how Hendrix spiralled when he had to bottle up all of that.
KYLE: You know how Gran's gonna react.
ROXY: Well, what about Levi? Please. I really think that someone in your family should know.
KYLE: ... I'll tell him. Soon.
Kyle looks worried as they hug.
Ned is still working, while Amy flirts with him. She asks if he still wants to stay at hers tonight, and Ned is very keen on this idea. At this point, Felicity comes in, and says hello to them, recognising them from the last time they met. While Ned gets back to work, Amy reluctantly engages with Felicity.
FELICITY: I've actually just been catching up with Levi.
AMY: Great! So, you probably have a heap of questions for me, then.
FELICITY: Umm... yes! Yeah, actually! I guess I should probably get a better sense of who Levi is.
AMY: Yeah, cool, that's totally understandable. But, umm, just so we're clear... Levi specifically asked me not to get involved in his other relationship. So if you want to know about the whole poly thing, how that works, then you're gonna have to ask him.
FELICITY (confused): What are you talking about?
AMY (also confused): Rules and boundaries... what are *you* talking about?
FELICITY (worried): I was hoping that you could tell me a bit more about what Levi's into, so I could plan our second date - like, hobbies and interests, that kind of stuff...
Amy realises she's put her foot in it.
FELICITY: Amy - are you telling me that you and Levi are in an open relationship?
Coming up on Neighbours
- Mackenzie tells Hendrix that they need to talk about sex
- Aaron, David and Nicolette endure an uncomfortable photography shoot with baby Isla
- Sheila badgers Levi to break up with Amy
- Levi tells Amy he just can't trust her; Amy becomes tearful
- At the hospital, Roxy asks Kyle what they'll do if the results are bad
- Kyle looking pensive in his ute