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Neighbours Episode 8863 from 2022 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 8863
Australian airdate: 28/06/22
UK airdate: 07/06/22
Writer: Paul Gartside
Director: Chris Adshead (Director's Attachment: Eve Morey)
Guests: Pierce Greyson: Tim Robards
Lisa Rowsthorn: Jane Allsop
Grant Hargreaves: Paul Mecurio
Asher Nesmith: Kath Ebbs
Alana Greyson: Molly Broadstock
Music:
- "I Only Want To Be With You" by Birdy
- "Before You Go" by Craig Hardy Carolyn Jordan And Alice Penrose
- "Silver Sun Bohemian" by Racing Birds
Summary/Images by: Carly/Graham
Previously
- Hendrix and Mackenzie inviting the Rodwells to their wedding
- Amy showing Mackenzie the butterfly design for her wedding dress
- Kiri witnessing a showdown between Nicolette and Pierce
- Chloe telling Kiri that the good outweighs the bad with Nicolette
- The Butterfly House falling through as a venue
- Hendrix getting the good news the zoo has found a replacement spot
- Grant feeling as though Pierce is trying to one- up him
No opening titles today, just a Neighbours logo with confetti to celebrate!
Number 30
Grant tells Mackenzie that he never should have let Pierce get to him so much. Mackenzie says a lot of people have pitched in to help with the wedding, not just Pierce, and her dad's a big part of that. Grant smiles and then says he'd love to pay for Mackenzie's wedding dress, which Mac is appreciative of.
GRANT: One more thing. Do you reckon you and I could have a father/daughter dance at the reception? Make up for the one I missed at the school formal.
MACKENZIE: (touched) Yeah, I'd love that more than anything.
She gives her dad a big hug.
Number 28
Hendrix is about to head to bed when he gets a surprise - Lisa and Alana have arrived from Sydney. Karl, Susan and Pierce all look on fondly as Hendrix greets his mum and sister. Levi arrives home shortly after, catching Alana's eye.
ALANA: Wow, a male stripper! Maybe this won't be so lame after all. I didn't know you were so open- minded.
HENDRIX: This is Levi, my housemate. An actual real, not a velcro costume, cop.
ALANA: What a waste.
Number 24 Sunroom
It's Mackenzie's turn for a surprise as she's greeted by Harlow, Freya and Chloe for an impromptu hen's night celebration. They pop a ‘bride to be' sash around her, and plonk a veil on her head before offering her champagne. Kiri's picking up takeaway so they can relax with a movie night. They notice the gift Wendy gave Mackenzie and think it might be something “unique” if Wendy's other gifts are anything to go by. But Mackenzie is quite pleased with the butterfly brooch she finds inside. The night's plans are derailed when Amy rushes over to ask for help with the wedding dress. There's no way she'll be able to sew all the butterflies on in time so it's all hands on deck. “I'm in,” Harlow smiles, earning a surprised look from Amy.
Harold's Cafe
Kiri picks up the takeaway from Nicolette and compliments her on the zombie- themed wedding cake she's putting last minute decorations on. Before Kiri leaves, Nicolette wanted to say that her apology earlier really surprised her.
NICOLETTE: I thought you only saw the bad in me, which sucked because you're usually so forgiving and understanding.
KIRI: I don't only see the bad in you.
NICOLETTE: Well that's how it feels sometimes. And if you see me as this horrible person then I start to wonder if maybe it's true.
KIRI: Nic I don't think you're a horrible person.
NICOLETTE: Then why is it so hard for you to get over my past?
KIRI: I didn't think you cared that much about my opinion.
NICOLETTE: I guess I shouldn't anymore. (upset) It's pathetic holding out hope for something that's never going to happen.
Number 24 Sunroom
It's very early the next morning by the time Amy, Chloe, Freya and Harlow have finished Mackenzie's wedding dress. Amy thanks the ladies for all their hard work. Chloe and Freya head inside to try and catch some sleep before the wedding leaving Amy and Harlow awkwardly sitting alone. Harlow takes the plunge in making amends.
HARLOW: You had every right to be angry and suspicious after what I did with Ned.
AMY: Yeah, but I did act a little OTT. I'm sorry.
HARLOW: I'm sorry too.
AMY: Can we just move on?
HARLOW: I'd really like that.
Melbourne Zoo
Hendrix and Pierce walk by the giraffe enclosure on the way to the Japanese Garden. Before they get to the ceremony, Pierce gifts Hendrix with some silver HG cufflinks, which Hendrix thinks are very cool.
PIERCE: I know it's been a roller coaster for us over the years but I just want to say that I couldn't be more proud of the man that you've become. (They share a hug) And Mackenzie's a lucky girl.
HENDRIX: Thanks for being here, dad. (Chuckling) All right, that's enough, no crying!
PIERCE: I promise I'll leave it till the ceremony and then I'll be wailing like a little baby.
HENDRIX: I can live with that.
PIERCE: How you feeling?
HENDRIX: Like I could fly - and I could throw up. Like I've never been so sure of anything in my life.
A short while later the Rodwells arrive at the Japanese Garden just as Kiri comments to Freya on how beautiful the place is. Andrew agrees and Sadie reveals that her dad's “creepily obsessed with weddings”. Meanwhile, Hendrix is nervously pacing and asks Susan and Jane what might be taking the wedding party so long to arrive. Pierce offers to give Mackenzie a call, but Kiri and Freya let them know there was a small hold up with the dress but it's fixed.
The wedding soon begins and the guests look on as Chloe and Alana walk side- by- side to where Hendrix and Pierce are standing. Nic looks downhearted when she sees Chloe and Kiri share a smile. Alana gives her big bro a fist bump when she reaches him, and Karl and Harlow make their way over to join the rest of the wedding party. Then Mackenzie appears in her butterfly gown, her dad escorting her to Hendrix while Birdy's version of ‘I Only Want To Be With You' plays. Susan starts the ceremony, and then the couple recite their vows.
MACKENZIE: Some people spend their whole lives looking for their perfect person, but I found mine with my first kiss. I've never known anyone who sees me the way you do. Really sees me, everything I am. You always have. We took a while to find our way to each other, but you've always accepted every part of me. Loved every part of me. You're the fairytale ending that I never dared to dream I deserved and I'm so lucky to be your wife.
HENDRIX: Mackenzie, you're my entire world. I mess up sometimes - a lot of times. I don't always make good choices, but the best thing I've ever done was fall in love with you. I'm not perfect, but we're perfect together. And thank you for understanding who I am and loving me anyway. I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you.
They exchange rings and Susan pronounces them husband and wife. The happy couple kiss, Hendrix dipping Mackenzie with a flourish, while all the guests cheer and applaud.
After the ceremony, a photographer takes pictures of Hendrix and Mackenzie in the Butterfly House. Mackenzie looks around with an awed smile and Hendrix correctly guesses that she's thinking about her mum.
MACKENZIE: She would have loved that I got married here. It really felt like she was with us. She always thought that butterflies were special the way they could transform.
HENDRIX: I wish I got to meet her.
MACKENZIE: She would have loved you.
HENDRIX: Really? I'm such a bad influence.
MACKENZIE: (grinning) She would say that life's boring without a little chaos.
Mac then asks if he's thought much about their next steps - will she join him at #28, or perhaps Hendrix wants to move into #24. Hendrix isn't sure, though, as neither option is perfect. He wishes they could afford to buy a dream home of their own. “Anywhere would be a dream house as long as I have you,” Mackenzie says with a smile.
The Waterhole
Music plays and people mill around to kick off the wedding reception. Wendy passes around drinks and Susan compliments her on a job well done. Wendy can't help but ask if Susan's heard any more about whether Sadie can attend Erinsborough High again. She's stunned (and thrilled) when Susan tells her the school board are prepared to let Sadie return.
Everyone applauds when Hendrix and Mackenzie walk in. The Rodwells give them both champagne and tell them what a beautiful ceremony it was. Mackenzie thanks Wendy for making the reception happen, and also for the butterfly brooch.
Freya and Levi join Chloe by the wedding cake. Chloe points out their matchy- matchy outfits, which weren't planned, then says she's been taking a million photos of the zombie cake.
Nicolette shares a look with Kiri across the room, then is shocked when Jane brings Asher in to see her. “They were free, now you have a guest for the wedding!” Jane declares, nudging the two of them together. “Surprise!” Asher smiles, giving Nicolette a hug. Kiri isn't quite sure what to make of this new development.
Pierce is taking a moment alone out in the beer garden when Grant joins him. Pierce says he wants to bury the hatchet after everything and Grant does too, hating how out of hand it all became. Grant admits he was just feeling insecure, and Pierce knows he could have handled things better. In fact, he's gone and cancelled the honeymoon because he realised it's not what the kids wanted. They smile and clink their champagne glasses together in reconciliation.
Back inside, Asher realises that Jane didn't tell Nicolette they were coming. If Asher had've known, they never would have agreed to come. “But you did agree to come to a wedding for a first date,” Nicolette smiles. “Isn't that, like, breaking date code or something?” Asher admits Jane can be very persuasive, but they also don't like following rules in the first place. Despite how it all came about, Nic's still happy to see Asher.
Kiri watches them interact from afar and comments to Chloe that she didn't realise Nicolette was seeing anyone. Chloe didn't either and has no idea who Nic's with.
Later, Hendrix and Mackenzie have their first dance. It starts out as a traditional waltz but then the two of them bust out some snazzy dance moves, Hendrix throwing in some splits and spins for good measure. He gets out of breath at one point, but promises Mac he's feeling fine. Grant then cuts in to have a dance with his daughter, which makes Mackenzie happy. No breakdancing this time, just strictly ballroom (ahem).
Everyone then makes their way onto the dance floor. Alana swipes a glass of champagne and makes a beeline for the exit. Pierce sees Chloe and Kiri hanging by the sidelines so he offers to hold their drinks so they can dance together. Susan notices the two of them and wonders to Karl how long they've been an item for, but Karl has no clue. A very tipsy Andrew and Wendy also think Chloe and Kiri are a couple, but tell the girls to their faces they're a gorgeous pair. Chloe and Kiri smile shyly and keep dancing.
When Asher goes to get another round of drinks at the bar, Kiri takes the opportunity to speak with Nicolette alone. She asks who Nic's date is and Nicolette says Jane's been hassling her to ask Asher out for a while now, but it's turning out well. Things are quite loaded between Nicolette and Kiri, though, especially when Kiri confesses that she's been mulling over what Nic said last night.
KIRI: I think the reason it's been so hard to forgive you is that it scares me.
NICOLETTE: What do you mean?
KIRI: When we got together I fell for you hard, and then when it didn't work out I was pretty heartbroken. I guess I was looking for any excuse to close myself off to you so I didn't get hurt again.
NICOLETTE: Kiri, I would never hurt you again.
They look as though they're about to lean in for a kiss when Chloe unwittingly interrupts, dragging Kiri back onto the dance floor.
Out in the beer garden, Hendrix and Mackenzie are taking a moment to thank Karl and Susan for everything they've done. Karl says the only thanks they need is for Hendrix to look after himself and get healthy. Mackenzie tells the Kennedys that it's so great to see them back on track as she never had a healthy couple to look up to as a kid.
HENDRIX: So many ups and downs and still going strong. Maybe in fifty or sixty years we could be as solid as you are!
SUSAN: Sixty!
KARL: Get out!
They all become distracted when they hear a bunch of car alarms go off across the complex. Alana soon runs back and tells Hendrix with a grin that she was just putting on a little fanfare for her brother. Hendrix thinks it's hilarious.
Things are getting messy inside with Chloe, Kiri, Nicolette and Asher doing a whole heap of shots together. Asher and Chloe then go to the bar for some water while Kiri and Nicolette dance together. Then later on, Nic and Asher dance together and have a party pash, while Kiri dances with Chloe and tries not to look disappointed. By the end of the night, Chloe, Kiri, Nicolette and Asher are all dancing together in a group.
Lassiters Hotel
Two people get undressed together in a room. Only silhouettes are seen on the bed together.
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