- Lucas receiving an inheritance from his father
- Michelle and Lucas meeting one another
- Sophie hanging out with Noah
- Sonya thinking she may be pregnant
Sonya clutches her stomach in concern while she wanders around the front garden. Toadie and Callum are on their way to work and school when they notice a new load of people getting out of a minibus out the front of #22. Sonya puts on a happy front, keeping her concerns hidden from Toadie, but once the boys are gone she calls Jade and asks her for support while she takes a pregnancy test.
Sophie strums away at her guitar while Lucas and Kate chat about their plans for the day. Lucas has payed all his bills and is taking the day off work to spend time with Michelle. Kate finally cracks at Sophie's incessant playing, but Sophie says she needs to practice if she's ever going to be any good. Sophie asks if a new guitar might be in their budget, but Kate says to ask her again at the end of the year when she's sure this guitar thing isn't just a fad.
Michelle tells Lucas a work story about a mother- of- the- bride from hell causing havoc in her florist shop and Lucas can hardly get a word in edgewise. Jade appears to find her keys and Michelle invites her to the movies with them, but Jade has other things on her mind and declines. Lucas has to practically shove Michelle out the door while she's yammering away so they don't miss the start of the film.
Jade's surprised to hear that Sonya hasn't told Toadie about her pregnancy suspicions yet. But Sonya says he was too excited about the nursery and his new job and she just couldn't face it. Jade understands that her sister is worried about being pregnant and assures her that she's a fantastic mother to Callum.
JADE: It's not going to be like last time.
SONYA: You're right. Because this time I won't be pregnant.
Jade just shakes her head while Sonya dashes off to take the test. A short while later, the girls wait in the lounge room for the results. Sonya's far too nervous and keeps putting off the reveal, but when she finally looks her face falls: it's positive. She immediately goes into meltdown mode but Jade says she should take the second test just to be 100% sure.
Sophie finds Noah playing his guitar outside and complains about her stupid loaner guitar, so Noah offers to tune it for her again. He lets her have a go on his guitar and compliments her on her good progress. Sophie asks how long he's been playing and Noah says since he was seven years old. Sophie thinks he's lucky that his parents understand how important music is to him - she doesn't have that with Kate. Noah offers to teach her how to tune her guitar and Sophie thanks him, starting to look a bit smitten with the guy.
Sonya's confused when her second test comes up negative but the first one is still showing a positive result. Jade offers to take her to the doctors so they can find out for certain, but before they can go, Toadie walks in to retrieve forgotten paperwork. Sonya can only freeze on the spot with the pregnancy tests in her hands. It doesn't take long before Toadie realises what's going on.
First Commercial Break
Callum stops by on his lunch break to see Sophie and let her know there's a present on the doorstep. Sophie's beyond stoked to see that someone has gifted her a new guitar and amp. Callum wonders if it might be a present from Paul, but Sophie isn't sure her uncle is still doing gifts after the whole iPod debacle. One thing's for sure, though, she's going to have to keep the present a secret from Kate.
Toadie's trying to get his head around the fact that Sonya might be pregnant, but he's a little disappointed that this is the first he's hearing about it. Jade realises they need time alone and tells her sister to call her when they get a result. Toadie wants to go to the hospital right away to get tests done but Sonya looks hesitant and is relieved when Callum interrupts them to get some lunch. Sonya suggests they all eat together, but Toadie quietly reminds her she can't stall forever.
Kate walks in while Sophie's sitting on the couch with her new guitar, and much like Sonya earlier, she can only freeze on the spot. When Kate questions her about the guitar Sophie spins a lie that her friend Noah loaned her his spare one. Kate's a bit concerned that Sophie's hanging out with a senior student, but Sophie says she just knows him through music class.
Toadie tries to keep Sonya calm while they wait for their appointment but Sonya can't stop her knee from jiggling with nerves. Toadie knows a pregnancy wasn't exactly in her plan, but he assures her that whatever happens they'll deal with it.
TOADIE: If someone told me three years ago that I would have a thirteen- year- old son and I'd be loving every minute of it... Nearly every minute of it... I would have laughed at them. But I wouldn't change a thing. I love being a dad and I know how much you love being back in Callum's life.
SONYA: Yeah well it's a bit different.
TOADIE: Yeah it is, it's very different. When you had Callum, when he was a baby, you were different. Your life, everything. And now you couldn't ask for a better environment to bring a child into. Callum would be an awesome big brother. So, like I said, whatever happens we'll deal with it - together.
Toadie takes Sonya's hand and she kisses him.
Second Commercial Break
Kate spies Noah while she's on yard duty and can't help going over to speak with him about Sophie. She starts talking about how generous he's being with the guitar, but Noah just thinks she means helping Sophie out with her chords and says it's no big deal.
Michelle and Lucas are having some lunch after seeing the movie and Michelle is still talking a mile a minute about anything and everything. When Lucas goes off to pay the bill, he leaves a big pile of receipts on the table that were crowding his wallet. Michelle takes it upon herself to sort them all out, but she's stunned when she spies how much money he's got in his bank account. Lucas turns around just as Michelle holds up the bit of paper: "You never told me you were loaded!"
Jade chats to Sonya on the phone to see if there's any news but Sonya's still waiting for the hospital to ring, so Jade hangs up to keep the line free. Michelle chases Lucas out of the bar and is encouraging him to talk about his dad, letting him know that "emotional constipation" isn't good for anyone. Lucas looks tense and tries to tell her that his inheritance doesn't mean anything, but Michelle thinks he should think of some plans for it. Not wanting to talk about it any more, Lucas cuts the date short and says he'll catch up with her later. When Michelle leaves, Jade saunters over and asks if there's trouble in paradise but Lucas plays it cool and says things are fine. Jade attempts to resume her jog but looks a little wiped out. Lucas throws his bank receipt in the bin after she leaves.
Sonya and Toadie are playing the waiting game, hoping the hospital will ring them. They perk up when Sonya's phone goes off, but it's only Kyle wanting to know if Sonya had made anymore plans for the nursery yet. When Sonya hangs up she starts to get annoyed, so Toadie suggests they just ring the hospital themselves.
Third Commercial Break
After a short wait Sonya gets through to someone and finds out the results - she's not pregnant. Hanging up, Sonya has her poker face on and Toadie tries to play it cool but it's obvious he's a little disappointed. Sonya explains there's just a virus going around and that's why she's been sick. Toadie decides to head back to work, but when Sonya is left alone her neutral facade falls and she starts to get upset. Maybe being pregnant wouldn't have been the worst thing in the world after all?
(Tomorrow on Neighbours)
SONYA: You look terrible.
JADE: I feel awful.
(The sickness has also spread to Kyle and Callum)
CALLUM: I threw up all over my shoes.
(Kyle escapes to Jade's room to avoid nurse Michelle)
(Sonya sits with Callum on the couch)
CALLUM: Thanks mum.
(Sonya tells Toadie the news later)
SONYA: Yeah it's this new thing Cal and I are trying out.
(Kate finds out Tash wants plastic surgery on her nose)
KATE: Does your dad know about this?
TASH: Dad doesn't care about what I do.
(Tash decides to sell her dad's records to pay for her surgery)