Previously on Neighbours
- A series of loaded encounters lead us to believe Kyle is replacing Scotty in Georgia's affections
- Rani tells Ajay she hates him too, after he backs up Priya's decision to discipline her for misbehaving
Ajay takes Rani to school, to drop her off for detention. He wants her to respect Priya as her principal, and Rani reluctantly cooperates by going to detention as ordered. Priya thanks Ajay for supporting her decision to punish Rani, but he dismissively tells her that he just didn't want Rani wagging school.
Georgia is on the phone, telling Scotty that she'll be there for his mum's 56th birthday party. Afterwards, Toadie jokingly comments that Georgia has never missed a single birthday party for Scotty's family, meaning that she and Scotty must be in a really serious relationship, and that before long his parents will be her in- laws. Georgia looks doubtful.
Lou's back, and calls in to see Kyle. He says he's been staying away in order to give Lucas and Vanessa some space, given all that's been going on with Patrick. Kyle comments that they're spending all their time at the hospital anyway as Patrick's condition is still uncertain. Chris comes in with a set of barbecue tools, which he won in the raffle - but he's feeling guilty about having 'ruined' Lucas's business thanks to all the lost custom after his car crash. Lou says that's ancient history, but Chris wants to help Lucas and Vanessa raise some money for Patrick, like Andrew did. As Lou heads to the hospital to see his godson, Kyle has an idea...
Dial- A- Kyle
Chris and Kyle have set up a barbecue and are selling sausages to passers- by, in order to raise money for Patrick.
Georgia drops in to buy bottles of chardonnay and champagne, for Scotty's mum's birthday party this evening. She explains to Sheila how Scotty forgets the champagne every year, so this year she's coming prepared. Sheila asks how long she and Scotty've been together - it's been nearly seven years. Before she goes off for the party, Sheila suggests she drop by the yard for a sausage, to help with the fundraising effort. Georgia's pretty late already, and wonders whether or not to make the detour.
Ajay's buying takeaway, and Paul turns up for a goad. Referring to Ajay's newfound unemployment, he says that a lot of men couldn't stand living off their wife's income - but tells Ajay he may not be able to rely on that much longer, now the board is asking questions about Priya's record as principal. Ajay quickly realises that Paul's the one bringing Priya's competence into question. Paul makes a thinly- veiled attempt to claim he's worried about enrolments being down, but Ajay says Priya's a great teacher and administrator, and Paul will have to think of something better than that if he wants to unseat her.
Dial- A- Kyle
Chris and Kyle's sausage- selling operation doesn't seem to be going too well, as people are just walking straight by. Georgia turns up and buys one, but doesn't fancy buying the fifty needed to make them a profit! She does have an idea though: why don't they set up a car wash operation as well, to help attract more customers, then sell them hot dogs while they're there? Chris and Kyle like the idea, and Kyle asks if she'd stick around to look after the barbecue while they wash cars. Georgia says she has something on, but has an idea who they can ask.
Shortly after, Rhys turns up, Georgia having summoned him. He's not interested in helping them at first, until he realises it's for Patrick's fundraiser - at which point he happily takes on the barbecue. Meanwhile, Kyle convinces Georgia to stick around and help them wash the first car.
Evidently short on things to do, Paul wanders in to have a pop at Priya, who's having to prepare her response to a written warning from the education department since Paul dropped her in it. Priya says she has plenty of supporters, and Paul mentions that Ajay is one of them, relating what he just said about her being a great teacher and administrator. Priya is pleasantly surprised to hear that her husband has been good- mouthing her, but of course Paul thinks Ajay's belief in her is a sign of his weakness as a man.
PAUL: You're never going to be happy with someone as spineless as him.
PRIYA: Firstly, Ajay doesn't deserve your pathetic little insults. And secondly, my happiness is none of your business. Now like I said, I'm busy.
Paul sidles off, smirking.
Cue nostalgia montage, as Ajay rifles through a cardboard box of some of his old karate trophies and belts. Priya comes in and asks if he's thinking of getting back into karate, and he says it's crossed his mind - he's forgotten what it's like to be able to do it, since he's spent so many years being a family man. Priya thanks him again for backing her up with Rani, and also thanks him for what he said to Paul. She seems to have the idea that because Ajay didn't completely slate her, he must be starting to think positively about her again. Ajay quickly disabuses her of this notion, saying he'd defend anyone against a vindictive bully like Paul, but that he only wants Priya in the house so she can have a relationship with Rani - not with him.
Dial- A- Kyle
The car- washing antics continue, as Georgia begins a sponge- fight - quickly prompting some shirtlessness on Kyle's part, and a perhaps telling lapse into slow- motion from Georgia's perspective as she watches him. Georgia asks if Rhys wants to swap and let her handle the barbecue, but he's not interested in sponge- fighting.
Rhys asks what Georgia was supposed to be doing in Birregurra this evening, and she avoids answering the question, saying she's still going. But when Kyle asks about it, she says it's not that important and goes off with her phone to 'check it's still on'. In fact, she texts Scotty, saying she can't make it for the party as she's working, before rejoining the others and telling them the event in Birregurra has been postponed. Kyle's glad, as they're going out for drinks later and now Georgia can join them. He proceeds to chase her around the yard with a bucket of water.
Georgia's having a rest after her car- washing exertions. Toadie comes in and says Scotty's been on the phone a couple of times and sounded a bit disappointed. Scotty also mentioned that Georgia was working, and she admits to Toadie that this was a white lie - she just couldn't face another one of his mum's birthday parties, she says. She explains how she helped Chris and Kyle with the fundraiser for Patrick instead, and that they're going for some drinks this evening. Toadie confirms that once again Scotty forgot to buy champagne, and asked Georgia to bring some if she decided to go after all. Toadie goes to put Nell to bed, leaving Georgia looking despondent.
Priya comes out of the house to see Ajay practicing his karate moves in the garage, and watches him sadly.
Lou arrives home to see a message from his daughter Lauren on the pad next to the phone, and immediately rings her back, apologising for not getting back to her sooner.
LOU: Big news, eh? That sounds exciting... You're moving to Erinsborough?... Oh no, no - you just took me by surprise that's all... That's terrific, terrific... So when might this happen, eh?... That quickly?
Lou bids Lauren goodbye, but doesn't look as pleased about this development as one might expect!
Georgia turns up - Kyle is getting ready to go out for drinks. Rhys says he's not coming, and straight afterwards Georgia admits she's decided to go to the event in Birregurra - though she still doesn't say what it is. Kyle says they can do it another time, and thanks her for her fundraising help today. She leaves and Kyle looks intrigued.
Later, Kyle tells Chris that Georgia isn't coming for drinks after all, and says Georgia seemed a bit weird in her decision to go back to Birregurra - it felt a bit like an excuse. Kyle has put two and two together and formed five, coming to the conclusion that since Georgia said she wasn't coming out after Rhys decided not to, and since she was so eager to get him involved in the fundraiser earlier, she must have a thing for Rhys! Chris thinks Kyle's reading too much into it - but Kyle's convinced he's right.
CHRIS: Listen to you with all your big theories. You sound like a girl.
But, whether Kyle's right or wrong, Chris says, it's none of their business.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Kyle and Chris continue to theorise about Georgia's supposed crush on Rhys
- Rhys insists that Vanessa hasn't broken up with him - they've just called off the engagement
- Vanessa thinks Lucas has been amazing with Patrick, but Lucas assures Lou there's still nothing going on between them
- Lucas meets the guy Rhys sold his car to, and demands Rhys tell him what's going on