Previously on Neighbours
- Vanessa invites Rhys to stay over and watches as he takes off his shirt
- Ajay and Karl argue about Adrian leaving The Right Prescription and Karl asks if Ajay has ever written a song
- Lucas says he wants to be more than a father to his and Vanessa's baby - he wants to be a dad.
- Lucas worries about what Vanessa thinks about him following the newspaper column
Chris arrives to find Lucas working on a baby's cot. He apologises for the newspaper article and Lucas admits that it was true and it's time he grew up. Chris says he's obviously making a start by building the cot. Lucas says the instructions are dodgy and asks Chris to give him a hand. He says that Vanessa doesn't know and he's going to tell her at lunch.
Vanessa is cleaning tables and Rhys walks over and they kiss. Rhys asks if she's got time for a chat. She says she has, but that if he proposes, she's going to run! He says he wants to talk about "us" now that they've got things together. He says he thinks it's time they took things further. He asks her what she's got planned for lunch, and she says she hasn't got any plans. Rhys asks her to come round to his, because no- one will be at home. Rhys says he needs to sort out a couple of things, and Vanessa says she does too. She clearly thinks they are going to TITTNL™.
Vanessa has been shopping... and bought some lingerie. Susan walks up and asks if Vanessa is coming to Karl's gig, as Karl likes to see familiar faces and she would like the company. Vanessa jokingly suggests she asks the yoga instructor. Vanessa says she's going to Rhys's for lunch. Susan points out that it's an evening gig, but Vanessa shows Susan what she's bought and says it might be a long lunch. Susan raises her eyebrows as the penny drops.
Karl puts up a poster for the gig. Rhys asks if ticket sales are low.
KARL: There'll always be a seat for you right down the front if you want.
RHYS: I'd definitely be there, but I've got something else on, and besides, I've heard you guys rehearse!
Susan and Vanessa are discussing Vanessa's lingerie. Susan thinks that any of them will "do the trick". Vanessa says that she was never worried before her pregnancy. Susan says that she thinks the last thing on Rhys's mind will be what Vanessa is wearing. Vanessa says she can always come to the gig if it doesn't go well. Susan asks her to remind Lucas about the gig if she sees him. Then Vanessa remembers she was supposed to be having lunch with him.
Lucas and Chris have almost finished the cot, but Chris thinks Lucas should put his own stamp on it since it looks plain. Vanessa arrives so they cover it with a tarpaulin. She tells him she can't make lunch, then asks about what's under the tarpaulin. Lucas shows her and she doesn't look too thrilled. Lucas and Chris then put bumpers, lights, a grille and steering wheel on. (Vanessa should be a whole lot less thrilled now.)
Vanessa arrives in a slinky dress and checks her hair and make- up at the door. Rhys lets her in and presents her with a single rose and she kisses him. She asks him if he's ready to take things further and is surprised when he pulls her towards the kitchen, as she thinks the bedroom is more appropriate. Rhys explains that he's invited her to meet his mother! Vanessa laughs awkwardly.
She tries to pull her dress to cover more of her legs as Elaine looks serious. Rhys starts serving lunch and they make awkward conversation. Then Elaine says that she's a single mum so they have that in common. She and Vanessa both smile.
Karl and Ajay are setting up for the gig, which will close with "My high flying bird" - a song written about their daughters. Susan comes over and Karl tells her they've written a new song which is "pretty special". Susan goes over to Priya at the bar and says that sitting through the sound check is exceeding their obligations. Tash says that at least they have the choice of leaving, unlike her.
Susan and Priya listen to Karl and Ajay playing the new song. Priya said she thinks Ajay wrote the music and Karl the lyrics. Susan looks concerned and Priya tells her they'll be better at the gig. Susan says it's not that - the new song was "interesting". Priya says it was sweet, singing about the women in their lives. Susan thinks Karl still has feelings for her, from the lyrics and the way he was looking at her. Priya says it's just a song and Karl probably wanted a friendly face. Even if Karl did have feelings for her, Priya says he's not going to jeapordise the good place they are in at the moment.
Elaine tells Vanessa she must be very special since Rhys hasn't bailed. Vanessa wants to meet her again. She asks Rhys if he wants her to wait around. He says he's got to work and she has to rest. She is disappointed, especially when Rhys avoids kissing her.
Karl and Ajay come over to Susan and Priya and Karl asks Susan what she thought of the new song. She says it was a surprise, and Karl says he knew she'd get the meaning. Ajay and Priya leave and Karl thanks Susan for her support. She says she's The Right Prescription's "longest serving groupie" and Karl says that's why he managed to write the song. Susan looks uncomfortable.
Tash complains to Chris and Lucas about her shift - four hours of Karl and Ajay. She asks if they have made up. Chris tells her about the cot. Tash says he's clucky, and Chris says he might want kids but he doesn't have a partner. Lucas says he doesn't have a partner either, even if he's having a kid. Chris says Vanessa will always be in his life.
TASH: If Lucas can do it, anyone can.
At the gig, Karl is announcing the last song. Susan is gesturing at him, trying to get him to stop. She tells Priya she can't let him go through with it. She goes over to him and unplugs the guitar from the amp. Karl leans down to speak to her. She says that she feels very awkward that they are going to sing a song about her - it's embarrassing for him. Karl tells her it's not about her. She scoffs. Karl says it's about daughters, and gets confirmation from Ajay. Karl asks if he can finish the gig, and mortified, Susan returns to her seat.
KARL: Sorry about that, ladies and gentlemen: just a bit of confusion from one of our biggest fans. So "My high flying bird". This one's for you, Susan!
Vanessa sadly packs up her lingerie. Elaine's voiceover saying that she thought Rhys would run a mile. Rhys's voiceover saying that she needed to rest, and flashback to Rhys not kissing her. She leaves the house.
Rhys is in a consulting room. Vanessa comes in and asks Rhys why he is with her. He is puzzled but she asks why he doesn't want to take things further. Anytime she wants to, he's always working, studying or bringing his mum over. He says he's an idiot for not realising. She asks if it's because she's pregnant. Rhys shuts the door, and Vanessa assumes it's so no- one can hear her, but he kisses her. Vanessa points out that they are in a hospital, but they carry on anyway. Later their clothes are on the floor and they hear Karl's voice outside, having been allocated that room. Rhys frantically picks up the clothes and they hide behind the curtain as Karl comes in with an elderly patient.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Rhys walks out from behind the curtain and tells Karl he is getting changed. Karl picks up Vanessa's high heeled shoe.
- Ajay says if he wins his seat, they will groom him for pre- selection
- Susan tells Priya that Ajay has a big future and she must be thrilled
- Priya looks less than thrilled with Ajay
- Kate tells Jade they need to talk, and Jade says she's done talking
- Sophie tells Kate it's not a normal inspection - they want to sell the house