Previously on Neighbours
- Toadie asks Callum to be his best man.
- Paul gives Toadie a cheque to engage his services.
- Lyn tells Toadie he's selling his soul.
- Lou tells Lyn he's the most intolerable woman he's ever met.
- Terry swoons over Lyn.
- Harry can't decide what to do abuot the basketball scholarship.
- Toadie tells Sonya he's glad they're friends again.
- Toadie rings Sonya and tells her he needs a friend.
Toadie and Sonya are having a coffee. He tells her he's got a dodgy new client that he hasn't told Steph about. Sonya says that sometimes life take you places you don't expect to be and Toadie agrees.
SONYA: Promise me something, OK? Don't forget to be Toadie. Cos the last couple of times I've seen you...I don't know, you just haven't been yourself. Where's the Toadie who laughs too loud and runs around the street in his jocks and tells bad Dad jokes?
He nods, solemnly, realising she right.
TOADIE: Hang on, my jokes are good!
SONYA: Just...be yourself and have some fun! Promise?
TOADIE: Promise. I need some...
SONYA: Black pepper!
They both laugh at how well they know each other.
Toadie and Sonya sit on a bench and chat. Callum is playing with Rocky, who will be leaving them soon.
TOADIE: It's going to be tough on Callum, he's just had so much change recently.
SONYA: I guess they should enjoy the time they've got left.
SONYA: You know, cos...everything changes...
There is a pause.
SONYA: Jarrod, there's something I have to...
But they are interrupted by Callum, telling Toadie that they have to get ready for his bucks party. Toadie realises he is right, and says his goodbyes to Sonya. She is left sitting lonely on the bench.
Toadie and Callum get home. Steph tells them she's got them both a present for being so patient with her - it's a paintball set. Callum is very pleased and runs off to tell him mates. Steph offers Toadie some breakfast, but he's already eaten.
Later, at Charlie's
Michael, Declan, Callum, Toadie, Zeke and Karl are kitting up for paintball. As they're doing so, Toadie gets a text from Sonya, "Hey Toadie, have fun today. Maybe call me later. Sonya x". He starts to reply. Lucas comes in and Michael encourages him to join the paintballing crew. He's reluctant, but eventually agrees. In fact, he goes over to Toadie and shakes his hand.
LUCAS: Congrats Toad. Steph's a great chick, I hope you'll be very happy together.
TOADIE:(surprised) Thank you.
Toadie's return text to Sonya reads, "Thanks for today. Will call you later x" He deletes all evidence from his phone.
Outside the Coffee Shop
Kate meets Terry to talk about the dance troupe. He is rather depressed, but perks up a bit when he sees Lyn. In fact, he's quite dumbstruck by her beauty(!)
Lou comes over to take their order. Terry tells him to send his "lovely lady employer" to serve them and Lou is surprised.
Harry is practising basketball bounces. Sophie realises he's decided to go to Sydney. They hug, and wonder how to tell Kate.
SOPHIE: So when do you go?
Kate rushes in and tells them she's had a great idea - Lou and Terry could be best friends! Sophie and Harry are sceptical, but relunctantly agree to help.
The guys are back from paintballing and are covered in paint - most of them with just a few spots, but Toadie's clothes are almost completely covered and he looks a bit like a Christmas tree! Apparently everyone ganged up on him at the end!
Lucas is sitting reading in a corner so Toadie takes him over a beer. Lucas is surprised but invites him to join him.
TOADIE: Maybe after the wedding then this will all be water under the bridge.
LUCAS: Yeah. Of course. Nah, we're all moving on, you know. I've got this new job. You are Steph are getting married. Sonya's moving to Perth...
Toadie starts in shock.
LUCAS: Yeah, that new guy she's met. Got some big promotion, so she's going with him.
Toadie is speechless.
TOADIE:(with difficulty) Good for them.
25th Anniversary picture - Felicity Scully, 2001
Michael and Declan are dressed up in sumo wrestling outfits, fighting each other. Everyone is having a laugh except Toadie who is sitting at the bar looking gutted. He decides to ring Sonya, but gets her voicemail. He leaves a message.
TOADIE: Hey, Lucas. Did Sonya say when she was going.
LUCAS: Er...yeah. She's picking up the hire car in about an hour.
TOADIE: An hour?
Toadie makes his way slowly to the door, but the guys drag him into the sumo wrestling. To keep him there, Karl handcuffs him to the door. Toadie is not amused.
Outside Harold's Store
Summer and Chris get their takeaway order and head of. Harry and Sophie are trying to work out how to get Lou and Terry together as mates.
Kate is working on Terry about Lou.
Outside Harold's Store
Lou thinks Harry and Sophie are trying to set him up on a date with a woman!
Terry agrees to meet up with Kate's friend.
Outside Harold's Store
Lou agrees to a meeting, still thinking it's about a female date.
Zeke rings Ringo and tells him to come down. Toadie is still handcuffed and desperately asks them to unlock him. Karl finally relents. Toadie dashes off, asking Karl to take Callum home.
As Toadie's leaving, Ringo waylays Toadie.
LUCAS: In a hurry? You know, she's just getting herself together. Don't mess it up for her.
TOADIE: I'm not going to mess anything up. I just want to say goodbye.
LUCAS: Obviously she doesn't. She needs to do this. Just let her go.
Toadie frantically knocks on Sonya's door, but she's already left. He calls her mobile, but it's just voicemail. He sits down dejectedly on her front step.
Outside the Coffee Shop
Lou has come to the "date" with a flower. Lyn teases him a bit. Just then, Terry arrives, also with a rose. The Ramsay kids watch from the wings. Lyn tries not to laugh and says she'll get them some cake with two forks!
TERRY: I was rather hoping that this date might be with her, not you.
LOU: Good God, why?!
TERRY: Well because she's intelligent, she's fiery and she's a very handsome woman!
LOU: She's stubborn, devious and has a face like an old handbag!
TERRY: You take that back!
LOU: Never! She's as mad a bucket of eels!
Terry takes offence and stalks off. Kate intercepts him. He tells her to set him up on a date with Lyn ASAP.
Sophie and Harry come up.
SOPHIE: He needs to tell you something.
The Ramsay kids are sitting dejectedly in the living room. Harry says it's not about anything happening in Erinsborough, he just loves basketball, like Kate loves dancing. They all hug.
Toadie gets home and tells Steph he had a great buck's night. But she can see there's something wrong. He admits that Sonya has moved to Perth - he went to see her, but she'd already gone. Steph hugs his gutted self and suggests icecream and a DVD. He just wants a bit of time on his own, though.
He goes into the living room and sits down on the sofa. But then there's a knock at the door.
TOADIE: Seriously, guys, the party's over. Can you not just leave the groom in peace?!
He opens the door. Sonya is standing there.
SONYA: I couldn't leave without saying goodbye.
Sonya and Toadie are sitting on the sofa. She's sorry for not telling him sooner - she must have been picking up the hire car when he came round to her house. She's actually leaving tomorrow morning.
SONYA: You know...it'll be good because I need a fresh start and David's a really, really great guy.
TOADIE: Good. That's...great, it is. Uh...well, you know, good luck with the trip. It's a long drive.
SONYA: Yeah. I'll have to plant a few trees when I get there to cancel out my carbon footprint!
TOADIE: Should ride your bike!
They laugh awkwardly, and then Sonya almost starts to cry.
SONYA: Well, you know, I'd better get going. Good luck with everything.
She hugs him tightly.
SONYA:(holding back sobs) See ya.
She goes to the door and sees Steph on her way out. But she doesn't say anything, she just opens the front door and goes.
In the living room, Toadie angrily turns the coffee table over. Steph closes her eyes in horror.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Andrew tells Harry that he'll never survive in Sydney.
- Harry tells Kate that he's not going to go to Sydney - he doesn't think it'll work out.
- Kate tells Andrew that Harry is worth ten of him.
- Steph having her tarot cards read - one is "Sacrifice".
- Toadie tells Steph that the plan is working - they're going to be married.
- Another tarot card says "Justice" - "An action must be taken to write a wrong."
- STEPH: (to Sonya) He still loves you. It's true, Sonya!
- The last tarot card says "The Tower" - "There's going to be some kind of cataclysmic upheaval"
- SONYA:(to Steph at No.26): I'm right, aren't I?! STEPH: Yes.