Previously on Neighbours
Tash saying that her relationship with her Dad is the most important relationship in her life.
Lucas apologising to Chris.
Kate telling Noah that Sophie has a crush on him, and Sophie commenting that Noah was acting weird with her.
Noah looking for bass players.
Sophie looks at a tutorial on the internet of how to play bass riffs, and Kate comments that it sounds new. Sophie says she's trying to concentrate so Kate goes to work on a lesson plan.
Chris is at the door, and he expects to see Andrew, but is surprised when Paul answers. Paul tells him to come in and shut the door - he's not heating the world. Chris asks if Andrew is in, and Paul looks around the room.
PAUL: What do you think?
CHRIS: Haha, good one.
PAUL: It wasn't a joke, Freckles.
Paul gets him to set the table, and they talk about cars. Paul is impressed by how much Chris knows about cars. Andrew arrives with the takeaway and Paul comments that the garage should have been sold to Chris, with all the knowledge he's got.
Andrew comes round to give Summer some of the takeaway he saved her, and to nick some dessert from the Kennedy's. He manages to get a reluctant Summer to tell him what she's doing - researching about Tash's mum. Andrew urges her not to get involved. Mal watches them
A little bit later, Mal is obviously having work problems as he talks to someone on the end of his phone. Mal comments that Summer has been living at No. 28 too long - she's turning into Susan and helping people when they might not want it. Summer says she knows what she's doing is what Tash needs her to do, even if she hasn't asked. Mal says that Susan has helped a lot people on the street by feeling as strongly as Summer feels about helping others. Summer thinks she's done as much as she can, but Mal tells her that she'll think of something - she's a smart kid.
Jade is trying to convince Kate to do something in the evening - but Kate isn't up for it. Kate goes to get ready for work and Sophie talks to Lucas. She explains how much she loves the guitar Lucas got her, but she really wants to play bass guitar and she's found a girl who wants to swap a bass guitar for an electric guitar. Lucas says it's her guitar, she can do what she likes with it. Sophie is pleased with this and asks if she can have a lift into the city, but Lucas can't help her there.
Sophie wanders in late and Kate is obviously on bouncer duty at the school. Kate wants to know where she's been and Sophie says she was just chatting to Lucas about upgrading her guitar - she wants to trade it with this girl in the city. Kate tells her she is NOT going into the city - she doesn't even know the girl. Sophie knows and runs off to class.
Lucas is giving a mechanics lesson. He scolds two boys for coming in late, one of them is Chris who looks at the paperwork on Lucas' desk.
Sophie catches up with Noah and tells him she'd like to join the band as a bass player - she's been teaching herself from the net. Noah says he'll think about it.
Tash is moaning about the boring lesson they've had and goes off to find her Dad because she's forgotten her lunch. Andrew says that things between Summer and Tash have been good lately and he doesn't want her to risk it. Summer kisses him, agrees and skips off to the library.
Andrew gets a text and rolls his eyes just as Tash and Chris approach. Task doesn't need her dads money because Chris has offered to shout her lunch. Andrew says he might want to save his money as he's just had a message from Eric, who will need his money back. Chris thinks maybe not - Lucas has apologised to him and he'd like to go back to the garage and not to uni. Andrew wonders if things with Lucas are sorted, and Chris thinks that they soon will be. Tash thinks Chris should ask for a raise (whilst Andrew walks backwards into a locker) and Andrew has a better idea...
Kate bumps into Jade, who reckons her blender is broken and she can't borrow Kyle's because he's a bit funny about people using his stuff. She leaves for work.
Noah walks in and stares longingly at Kate who's ordering. He tells Kate about Sophie wanting to join his music collective and wanted to see what she thought. Kate agrees on the basis that other people will be there, Noah promises to keep an eye on her.
Summer hops on a computer, and Paul catches her. She makes up a story about Susan wanting something from her computer and Paul buys it. Andrew walks in and scolds Summer for interfering with Tash. Summer is researching local papers. Summer reiterates that she's just trying to help and Andrew lets her get on with it. She finds Helena Jovanovic on the computer, and Andrew comments that that makes Tash half Serbian. She finds an article about Tash's mum being the teen beauty queen and keeps looking for more information.
Chris spots Lucas and nervously tells him he'd like to come back to the garage. Lucas is delighted, but waits to hear more, as he can see how nervous Chris is. Chris explains that he's helping Andrew find a car (BMW 5th series?) and is hoping Lucas has contacts. Lucas fools around with him ("Do you know how many kids would kill for this apprenticeship?"), but then offers his hand to him and welcomes Chris back. Lucas says he will try and help out with the car and they're all happy.
Tash is delighted with Chris. She's so happy because:
1. The stress hasn't gone to her hair
2. Chris has his job
3. Andrew might be getting rid of the Clown- Mobile (and who knows, maybe one day Summer will grow out her fringe)
4. Things are great with her dad
5. She's stopped hearing water
6. Chris is shouting them lunch
She announces it to be the "best life ever" - which we all know much spell disaster round the corner - and they all head off for food.
Noah tells Sophie she's in on the Collectives, they're meeting after school tonight. Sophie is keen but could she get a lift into the city to get her bass. Noah says he can't give her a lift as he has a test, Sophie says she'll sort it.
Sophie is walking up a road.
Kate walks in on a music lesson and notices Sophie isn't there.
Sophie waits for a bus.
Kate realises where she's gone.
Sophie gets on the bus.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
Sophie tells Kate she went to pick up her bass, and Kate confiscates it.
Sophie tells Kate she never has any fun and she should stop worrying about Sophie's and get one of her own.
Kyle talks to Paul about how awful the development is.
Toadie saying he's 100% behind the development
Toadie overhearing Paul say that whoever is representing the developers is in for a fight.