Previously on Neighbours
- Karl tries to get to the bottom of Holly's disturbing drawings
- Amber tells Imogen that Robbo is 'hot', as he continues to pursue her
- Lucas has unpaid bills
- Sonya is terrified when Nell goes missing in the Lassiter's Complex
Sonya frantically searches for Nell's pram. Vanessa comes out of Harold's, hearing the commotion, but Sheila suddenly emerges from around the corner with Nell in the pram. She explains she found the pram parked around the corner, so Sonya concludes someone must have moved it - and that it was Robbo. Vanessa goes in to call the police, and Robbo watches from a nearby car, a mean smile on his face.
Vanessa serves tea as Toadie and Sonya sit with Nell, explaining what happened to Matt. Sonya says she only left the pram for a few seconds, and that when she turned round it was gone. Sheila repeats that she found the pram around the corner, and Matt asks if Sonya could have left the pram there; but she's sure she didn't. While she didn't see Robbo at the time, she says she did see him at Lassiter's earlier in the morning, and that he was watching her. Sheila says she didn't see Robbo; but Sonya is convinced he must have been watching her all the time, as it's the only way he could have got in and out so quickly to move Nell's pram.
Toadie demands that Something Be Done, and Matt says that he would love to put Robbo away - but that without witnesses, he'll have difficulty making anything stick. However, he says he'll do a sweep of the area for witnesses and CCTV footage. He also says he'll bring Robbo in for questioning.
Karl admonishes Izzy on the phone, telling her she needs to make more of an effort with Holly. Holly comes in from the yard during his conversation, and he gives her the phone; she tells Izzy she's been outside feeding Chop and Lenny. Meanwhile, Karl tells Susan that Izzy brushed off his concerns about the drawings, saying it's Karl's problem.
SUSAN: Great parenting. So basically, she's abandoned her, and she doesn't care.
Karl says he can't blame Izzy for passing the buck, given how little he's had to do with Holly so far, but Susan says it's not as if he's had a choice. Meanwhile, Izzy has told Holly she has to go, and Holly's obviously disappointed - even though she tells Karl that Izzy said she missed her heaps. Holly goes to do some drawing in her room, and Karl looks worried.
Matt is questioning Robbo about his movements earlier; Robbo claims he was at a job interview, and denies that he saw Sonya or Nell - but Matt and Kelly Merolli are convinced otherwise. When Robbo impugns Sonya's mental health, Matt loses his temper, and Merolli has to stop him from saying something he'll regret. Merolli tells Robbo he can go, saying they have everything they need for now.
ROBBO: Always a pleasure. Be sure to say hi to Amber for me.
Once he's gone, Matt says he's sure Robbo's responsible, but Merolli reminds him that without a witness or proof, they can't charge him. Matt wants to give him a 'scare', but Merolli says he's dragged Robbo in here several times, and he could pursue a harassment charge. All they can do is watch and wait, she says.
Karl tries to talk to Holly again; she says she enjoyed talking to Izzy, but prior to that was worried that her mum had forgotten about her. Karl assures her that isn't the case, but Holly's obviously feeling neglected. Karl asks to look at her drawings. There's one of Izzy and her new partner, Neville, boarding a boat - Neville, Holly explains, is "the biggest loser ever."
Karl then asks about the picture of a woman with a witch's hat who's crossed out; Holly says it's no- one. Karl tells her it's okay to feel sad and angry, but it's best if she talks about her feelings. He adds that families come in all shapes and sizes, pointing to Helen's picture of Malcolm, Libby and Billy as an example: the half- siblings Holly has never met. He says they'll think Holly is the best. Holly confides that she wanted to go on holiday with Izzy but wasn't allowed; and that she thinks her mum loves Neville more than her. Holly tells Karl that she's happy in Erinsborough with him; he's glad, and goes to make her some tea - while Holly gazes curiously at Helen's picture.
Amber is restocking the Tower of Bread, when Robbo comes in and asks for a coffee. She tells him to go to Charlie's instead, but he starts telling her about the job interview he's been for, which he thinks went well. He also asks about Bailey confessing to his role in the Mount Isa robbery, which Amber confirms; Robbo points out that he never told the cops about Matt not arresting Bailey. Amber also says she knows Robbo didn't sabotage Mason's car.
ROBBO: Thanks. It means a lot. I am really trying.
AMBER: I can see that.
Robbo invites Amber out for a meal at a restaurant this evening, but she says she can't. He goes to leave, but waves as he goes, making Amber smile.
Robbo is about to book a hotel room with Terese, when Paul storms in, demanding he be thrown out by security - and explaining to Terese that he tried to rob the hotel. Robbo tries to deny this to Paul, saying that's just Mason's story, and that he wasn't involved at all. He claims that Sonya mistakenly identified him, and that the other robber was in fact Bailey - adding insult to injury by opining that Matt was probably in on it too!
PAUL: So you had nothing to do with the robbery?
ROBBO: On my mother's life! It was all Mason and Bailey.
Paul sits at a table looking pensive, and Sheila comes over to pry.
SHEILA: What are you scheming? You've got that look on your face that always makes me want to hide my wallet.
Paul explains he's just met Robbo, and relays the details of Robbo's claims about the robbery - saying he's never heard so much rubbish in all his life, but that he came across so authentically that he's worried the courts will fall for it. Paul adds that he can see why Mason got sucked in with Robbo, but says he doesn't want Robbo anywhere near his niece. Paul says he's not happy Robbo is wandering around freely, and that he might have to do the police's job for them.
Bailey and Callum are looking after Holly again (as if the Kennedys' wouldn't have learned their lesson after last time, when she ruined the sofa with nail varnish), while Susan and Karl are at Bite Club. The boys are so busy chatting to Rani online, that they fail to notice Holly clambering onto a stool to reach Helen's picture of the Kennedy kids and stick on her own, hand- drawn addition! Unfortunately, it all goes horribly wrong and the stool topples over. Holly screams and the boys rush across to check she's okay.
Bite Club is underway; Matt is hosting, and Lucas, Vanessa, Karl and Sheila are already in attendance. Sheila says she asked Paul to join them for Bite Club, but to everyone's relief he's not coming.
SHEILA: It wouldn't have been so bad. Paul has his faults, but sometimes he shows a softer side.
LUCAS: Hmm, I find that hard to believe.
SHEILA: Oh no, it's like spotting a nun in a bikini. It's not common, but occasionally you catch a glimpse.
Sheila adds that Paul's been much nicer to Mason lately, but Matt replies that this is only to score points with Kate. During the course of the Paul- talk, Vanessa reveals that Paul made an offer on No 32, but Lucas is quick to explain that it was far too low, so they turned him down. Matt tells them that if they need to sell, they should; the Turners aren't a charity case. Karl suggests Paul would probably keep renting it anyway, but Matt says he wouldn't want Paul as his landlord both at home and at Harold's. At this point, Karl gets a call from the boys to say Holly is injured.
Holly has a cut and bruise on her leg, but it's nothing too serious. Bailey and Callum make sheepish exits after a stern reprimand by Susan for not watching Holly. Holly explains that she wanted to be part of the family, so stuck a picture of herself on the painting of the other Kennedy kids.
KARL: Sweetie, you are a part of the family. You'll always be a part of the family.
HOLLY: Sorry for breaking the lamp.
KARL: It's okay. Susan didn't like it anyway, did you darling?
Susan charitably shakes her head. Karl sends Holly off to bed, promising to read her a story; and Susan smiles at her as she leaves the room, but Holly scowls back!
No 32 (back garden)
Lauren is laying the table in the yard when Amber turns up. Lauren explains about the Kennedys having to leave early because of Holly. She then starts asking Amber if she needs to talk, pointing out that she's had a few run- ins with Robbo. Lauren says it would be understandable if Amber was being drawn in, as Robbo was her first love.
LAUREN: Sometimes your heart can get carried away; it can mistake nostalgia for something else.
AMBER: Like you and Brad? He was your first love.
LAUREN: That was a long time ago.
Lauren wraps things up by telling Amber that Robbo's dangerous, but Amber tells her not to worry; she's fine. However, the moment Lauren goes inside to check on dinner, Robbo shows up in the back yard. Amber tells him he needs to leave, as all the neighbours are inside. But before he does, he gives her a present.
Indoors, Terese has arrived, claiming Brad will be there later; while Sonya has also shown up. Terese asks how Sonya is after the incident with Nell at Lassiter's, and Sonya makes out she's fine, but quickly goes off to check on her daughter. Meanwhile, in the sofa area, Matt continues to press home the point to Lucas that the Turners shouldn't even be a consideration in whether or not he sells No 32. Lucas is uncomfortable, and asks if they can talk about something else.
Back outside again, and Amber and Robbo are now hiding from Matt, who has emerged to put some things out on the table. Once he's gone back inside, Robbo says he's noticed Amber isn't wearing the locket he gave her. She claims she threw it out. The latest present is more jewellery, but Amber says she can't keep that either. Robbo tries to charm her by asking if she remembers a camping trip they once went on, when they talked all night. Robbo says he misses that, and needs her back. Amber claims she doesn't know if she can trust him again.
ROBBO: Isn't it worth the risk?
Now it's Sonya's turn to bring things out for the table - but she spots Robbo, and starts shrieking for Toadie. The men of Ramsay Street chase Robbo across the back yard, while Toadie comforts Sonya.
Back inside the house, Matt is on the phone, reporting Robbo to the police for trespassing. He tells Lauren that Kelly Merolli is sending out a unit to track him down. Matt's annoyed with Amber, who's in her room - saying that she must have offered Robbo some encouragement or he wouldn't have come to see her. Toadie comes in, in an uncharacteristically bullish sort of a mood, laying into Matt and Lauren for not telling them Amber was back on with Robbo, without bothering first to establish the actual facts.
LAUREN: She's not. We didn't invite him.
TOADIE: Well your kids don't have the best track record in telling the truth, hey?
MATT: Hey, hey -
TOADIE: No, your family brought this into the street. Don't forget that!
Sonya comes in to take him home, leaving Matt, Lauren and the other guests looking worried.
Karl suggests Susan could go back over to the Turners' to finish up with Bite Club if she wants, but she's happy to stay at home now. Holly's leg is on the mend, apparently, but Karl is more worried about her long- term wellbeing. He says that Izzy will always put her own needs ahead of Holly's, and that their daughter deserves more stability than that. To this end, Karl's decided that Holly should live with the Kennedys instead! Susan looks bemused.
Monday on Neighbours
- Izzy has agreed for Holly to stay with Karl permanently, but Susan is worried
- Lauren implies to Bailey that Vanessa might be pregnant again
- Lucas and Vanessa decide to sell No 32, but it looks like Paul's latest offer is still too low