Previously on Neighbours
- Mason attempts to orchestrate a night in a tent with Kate
- Kyle confesses to Sheila how gutted he is about Georgia's reunion with Scotty
- Lou tries to contact Mason's previous employer and finds out the truth about his recent whereabouts
Lucas is picking up takeaway, when Lou comes in. He claims to have spoken to Bob Buckley, supposedly Mason's former employer, who would be happy to give Mason a reference. Lucas says there's no need; Mason being Lou's grandson is all the reference he needs (!). Lou thanks Lucas for taking a chance on Mason, but looks worried as Lucas leaves.
The store is very busy and Lauren is rushed off her feet, so Amber offers to help out. Georgia is at a table taking donations for the charity camp- out, which has already raised about $5,000 for the neonatal unit. Vanessa comes in having taken a call from Lyn, who has agreed to give half of the profits from Harold's to the cause; and Vanessa also hands Georgia a donation from her and Lucas. They hug.
Tash moans to Andrew about her uni work, but he thinks something else has got her on edge - and offers her an 'alternative treatment' to help her relax. He then pulls back and says she wouldn't be interested, assuming the bedroom ban still stands. Tash surprises him, however, by admitting she's ready to end their abstinence pact; she'll come back to pick him up later. Sheila listens in on their conversation as she cleans tables and, when Tash has gone, remarks to Andrew that he's like a puppy around Tash. Sheila tells him he needs to play hard- to- get.
Mason comes in to buy champagne for his romantic camp- out with Kate. While Sheila's digging out a bottle of cheap bubbly to match his budget, Mason talks to Lou. Lou tells him he didn't tell Lucas about Mason being in juvenile detention; Mason's grateful, and assures Lou he'll make the most of the opportunity at the garage and won't let him down.
Lou comes in for a coffee, and starts probing Lauren about Mason and his previous employer - but she continues to lie to him, saying the name of the business wasn't Anderson's after all, but that she can't remember right now what it was. She promises to look it up when she gets home, and Lou looks disappointed at the fact that his daughter is still trying to mislead him.
Scotty and Kyle are cooking sausages for the camp- out when Georgia wanders over. She explains the band she'd booked for the event has just cancelled. Scotty points out that Georgia can sing and play the guitar, and suggests she get up on stage, but she's far from keen. Scotty eventually convinces her, however, and Kyle watches enviously as they kiss. Mason arrives with his bottle of champagne; Kate hasn't showed up yet, but he remains optimistic.
The rush has died down, so Lauren tells Amber to get back to her homework - but that she can have anything from the menu as thanks for her help. Matt comes in, and both he and Lauren suggest Amber go along to the camp- out tonight to meet some new friends. Matt and Amber go to check out the campsite, bumping in to Mason on the way out, who's looking for Kate. Lauren says she hasn't been in, but tells Mason not to have too wild a night, since he has work in the morning. Mason tells Lauren about the false references Lou gave Lucas on his behalf, and it dawns on Lauren that Lou knows she's been lying to him about Mason being in juvie.
Lauren returns home to speak to Lou. She thanks him for the fake references, and apologises for lying to Lou about Mason, but says it was only because she didn't want him to be disappointed in his grandson. Lou says that Mason's having been in jail doesn't make him a bad person. Lauren asks Lou to forgive her for lying, and promises there are no other secrets. They share a reconciliatory hug.
Tash comes by to pick Andrew up for their evening of non- abstinence, but having taken Sheila's words to heart, he's standoffish and says he's busy with work. Tash wants them to TITTNL right away since they have to go to the camp- out later, but Andrew firmly tells her he's got too much on, and that it will have to wait. Perplexed, Tash leaves.
Lauren fills Matt in on the fact that Lou knows about Mason's spell in juvie. She admits she's relieved not to have any more secrets in the house, while Matt looks shifty. She asks if he agrees, but he avoids eye- contact. Lauren asks if he's still worried about Mason; he says not, but that he's just a bit shocked about the secret being out. Lauren tells Matt not to worry; they're all settling in and everything will be okay.
At the camp- out, Kyle is shocked - in a good way - at Georgia's singing and guitar skills. But it makes having to sit next to Scotty all the more painful, as he sadly wishes he was in Scotty's shoes. As Georgia sings, Bailey turns up and finds Mason - he says Kate couldn't make it, so suggested Bailey should share Mason's tent instead. Visibly disappointed, Mason nonetheless agrees that the camp- out will be 'awesome'. Georgia continues to sing.
SCOTTY: Amazing, isn't she?
KYLE: Yeah, she is.
SCOTTY: That's my girl.
Later, Andrew and Tash have arrived and are putting up their tent. Tash admits she's confused about Andrew's sudden lack of interest in TITTNL. She accuses him of playing games, but he points out she was the one who wanted the abstinence pact to see if their relationship was more than just physical.
TASH: See if we actually like each other.
TASH: Well, I like you.
ANDREW: And I like you.
They look at one another, grin, and kiss, before falling back into the tent!
Darkness falls, and Kyle, Chris, Scotty and Georgia are playing Trivial Pursuit in Georgia's tent, leading to a bizarre discussion about gnus, which Georgia explains is another name for a wildebeest. Chris is tired and, not having much success in the game, he goes to crash out in his tent, bidding the others goodnight. The gnu discussion continues - but Scotty seems at least two paces behind Kyle and Georgia's conversation.
In Mason's tent, he and Bailey play a card game. Bailey asks if Mason has told anyone else about being in juvie; Mason replies that he doesn't want anyone knowing unless they need to.
MASON: I want a fresh start. I mean, that's why we came here, isn't it?
BAILEY: Do you think it would've been easier if I'd been in there with you?
MASON: No, Bailey.
BAILEY: What? I should have been! Dad caught us both in the car; if he hadn't covered for me...
MASON: Don't you feel guilty. I was the one who messed up. The only reason you were involved is because you were trying to get me out of there. What good would it have done if both of us were locked up? Dad did the right thing, keeping you out of that place.
BAILEY: You're not mad at him, for not getting you off?
MASON: ... No. Like I said it wasn't your fault. Blaming somebody else isn't going to change things, is it?
In Georgia's tent, Scotty goes outside for a wander, leaving her and Kyle to play Trivial Pursuit. Kyle compliments Georgia on her singing voice. The conversation suddenly shifts, as Kyle says he didn't mean to give Georgia the wrong idea the other day, or make her think he was trying to come onto her. Georgia insists she didn't think that; but she says that Scotty has offered to move to Erinsborough for six months and that if she doesn't give him a chance, what does that say about her? She says she's sorry if she led Kyle on, too, but he says he's just glad they're friends. She says she wants the same thing.
In his own tent, Chris is already tucked up in his sleeping bag, when a surprise visitor appears. It's Scotty. He asks if Chris is asleep and, being assured otherwise, crawls into the tent.
SCOTTY: I'm not a fan of Trivial Pursuit either, to be honest.
CHRIS: Yeah right. I always get the hard questions.
CHRIS: About wildebeests and stuff.
SCOTTY: Yeah, I know!
CHRIS: Maybe I'm just dumb.
SCOTTY: No. No, I don't think so.
SCOTTY: You got the tent to yourself?
SCOTTY: Are you warm enough in there?
CHRIS: ... Yeah... Why?!
SCOTTY: ... Cool. I'll leave you to it. I'll see you in the morning.
CHRIS: Yeah, night...
Scotty climbs out of the tent, leaving Chris looking surprised and perplexed.
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- In the morning, Scotty is very touchy- feely with Georgia, but Chris looks suspicious
- Chris tells Kyle he thinks Scotty tried to crack onto him, leading to teasing aplenty from Kyle
- Toadie thinks his imminent wedding is cursed - a suspicion compounded by Karl's offer to perform a song on the big day
- Sonya enlists Kate's advice to help distract Toadie; cue lots of silly dancing