Previously on Neighbours
- Paul tells Andrew he's not serious about Zoe
- Tash tries to bring Summer and Andrew together as friends again
- Kyle freaks out after finding out Kate has feelings for him
- Kyle thinks Jade is pushing him away
- Sonya screams for Jade to leave her hospital room
Jade returns home almost in tears; Kyle is worried sick where she's been. Jade explains there's more to it than just Sonya and the baby's health as Troy has caused legal complications, but refuses to open up to Kyle. She explains she just needs to relax and the two have a big hug in the kitchen as Kyle reassures her, but asks not to shut him out.
Susan stops by the visit Sonya and hands her the teddy she had thrown at Jade. Susan explains that Toadie's phoned to tell her there's been an important breakthrough. Sonya explains it isn't good news, and tells Susan about Jade's big revelation - she was Troy's ex, and was abused by him.
SONYA: Why didn't she tell me earlier? When he was trying to take me from Jarrod, when he was trying to suck me back in, not a word. It's like she doesn't even care!
Susan is shocked, but tries to reassure her that getting upset won't help anyone - she doesn't think she's the right person to be talking to.
Andrew tries to bribe Sophie with a cupcake to play bass for the Right Prescription. Andrew explains that the gig is a private party, she'll be getting good money and he really needs this to sustain his business - she's his last resort. Sophie says she has to stick to her principles and refuses once more.
Charlie's Beer Garden
Zoe goes over her action plan with Paul to try and regain his popularity.
ZOE: I don't do anything by halves Paul, you should know that by now.
Paul invites her to lunch, but she seems tentative. Andrew and Sophie appear from Charlie's still arguing about the gig. She pesters Paul to see her side of the argument.
PAUL: Guys, guys! Meeting. Rude!
Paul says he doesn't care what they do, as long as they stop arguing. Zoe agrees with Sophie that playing to a bunch of old people is 'creepy', and introduces herself. Paul introduces Sophie as his annoying niece. Zoe says she didn't realise Paul was a 'family man' and sees it as an opportunity to boost his profile.
Kyle makes a smoothie, and Jade stumbles into the kitchen wearing pajamas having slept like a log all night. Jade is vague about when Sonya's returning from hospital, and avoids having to see her. She receives a text from her saying that she wants Jade to visit. Jade insists she'll visit by herself - it's family stuff.
Jade steps into Sonya's room and gets a frosty reception. Sonya immediately lashes out asking if Jade went out with Troy as some sick way of getting back at her.
SONYA: How could you have been so stupid!
JADE: I don't know - I was young, and I was dumb, and I thought I had everything under control.
SONYA: But why him? After everything you saw me go through, why him?
JADE: I thought I was different. I thought what happened to you was your fault - you were so messed up Son, and you didn't even till Troy you were having his baby. And then when we came home after a few years away... I don't know, he just seemed so together. I actually felt sorry for him, he was so charming Son, and I was so lonely. I didn't know what was happening until it was too late, I wanted to tell you but I was so scared. Of you! I was scared of losing you! Of everything that happened to me, that was the one thing I couldn't face. I'm so sorry Sonya.
Sonya packs the rest of her things, ignoring Jade, who leaves in silence.
(a little while later)
Sonya picks up the teddy that she threw at Jade, who walks back in trying to resolve things. She tells Sonya she had every right to be angry, but she apologises. Jade explains she wanted to tell Sonya, but she wasn't even sure how to find Sonya during the years she disappeared.
JADE: I made the wrong choice with Troy, we both did, but we should be blaming him, not ourselves.
Sonya exclaims that she hates that Troy is here - she hates the situation he's put them all in and she can't face going home alone. Jade offers to stay with Sonya, who agrees.
Paul and Zoe are having a meal as Sophie tells her an anecdote about Paul wearing a kimono. Andrew joins them, but quickly leaves. Paul speaks to him at the bar,and Andrew criticises him for getting Sophie involved with the two of them. He demands to know how Sophie will cope if everything falls apart between them.
PAUL: Have you ever stopped to think that this has nothing to do with us, and everything to do with you? Do not bring your issues into my relationships.
Outside No. 26
Kyle heads up to the front door after walking Bossy, and confronts Jade who is heading out carrying her luggage. She hastily explains that she's going to live with Sonya for a while, but she's packing everything so she doesn't have to go back and forth. Kyle offers to stay with her, but she insists the two of them will be fine - but who will look after Bossy! Jade explains yet again that it's 'family stuff' and snubs Kyle leaving him and Bossy looking very rejected.
Jade unpacks her things in the lounge. Sonya asks Jade how Kyle is doing, who brushes off that he's okay. She explains that she hasn't told Kyle about Troy being her ex - it was too hard to explain to Sonya, and she can't bring herself to do it.
SONYA: Kyle loves you. He will understand.
JADE: I know. I will. I will when I'm ready, just... not yet.
They have a big sisterly hug on the sofa.
Summer sports Andrew on a bench and heads over. She asks if he's sorted the gig, but he explains he had to cancel. He explains he's worried about Paul and Zoe, and how it could hurt Sophie. He reminds Summer what happened . Summer compares them to their own relationship - things didn't workout, but it was all worth it, and he needs to let Paul find his own way. Andrew thanks Summer for her advice.
Everyone is full from the meal - Zoe offers to pay but Paul flirts that she can pay for the meal next time. Andrew joins Paul at the bar and apologises for interfering, and Paul thanks Andrew. Paul gazes lovingly at Zoe and Sophie.
ANDREW: Do you think it's too soon to be calling her mum?
Charlie's Beer Garden
As the four head outside, Zoe explains that the meal has given her new ideas on how to pitch Paul. Paul offers to let Andrew take one of the staff cars to drive Sophie home - he's being unusually nice in his lovey- dovey mood! Paul and Zoe are left alone.
Sophie enthuses to Andrew about Paul and Zoe, but Andrew warns her not to get her hopes up. Sophie says she's forgotten her iPod and rushes back to Charlie's- just in time to see Paul and Zoe kissing goodbye very passionately. Sophie looks thrilled, but Andrew is worried.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Zoe organises a photo- shoot for Paul as a 'family man'
- Karl and Ajay clash over a rehearsal
- Tash befriends a young mathematician in Charlie's
- Tash finds herself joining a maths club