Previously on Neighbours
- Brennan tells Danni she owes him for bringing Montague into their lives
- But Sonya whisks Danni off to the airport again, unwilling to let Brennan use her as bait
- Lou and Susan worry that Lauren is using Lisa as a substitute for her real daughter
- Bailey asks Josie Mackay out on a date, and she readily agrees
- Doug messes up a customer order at Dial- A- Kyle, but blames Lou when Josh brings it up
Josh turns up at the yard, but can't find Doug anywhere - despite the gate and office door being open. He asks Brennan over the fence if he's seen Doug, but he hasn't for a while. Doug eventually comes back, having been to get some food, but denies having left the gate and door open, irritably saying it must have been the wind. They head off to meet a contractor at the school, to make the sand delivery.
Karl shows Susan a big box of Easter eggs he's procured, and suggests they hold a neighbourhood egg hunt to 'get people's minds off things'. Susan's just observing how generous he's being, when she takes a closer look at the eggs, and realises they've been bought on the cheap.
SUSAN: Use-by date's 2013.
KARL: Oh, it's just a guide. They'll be fine.
KARL: Susan, chocolate doesn't go off. It'll be fine!
Meanwhile, Brad tells Terese that he wants to tell his parents about his daughter with Lauren. She says Doug's just arrived, and they should wait until things settle down.
BRAD: When do things settle down around here?
TERESE: Babe, knowing your dad he'll want to go charging off looking for her. And Pam'll be just as bad.
BRAD: I want to find her too!
But Terese wonders if they should respect Lauren's decision to stop looking. Brad's unimpressed, accusing Terese of looking for reasons to 'put the brakes on'. He insists he wants to find his daughter, and to tell Pam and Doug about her.
Erinsborough High School
Doug directs the contractor to tip the delivery of sand into the middle of the yard at the high school! He is getting increasingly annoyed as Josh questions his instructions.
JOSH: I just think it's a weird place to want sand, that's all!
But Doug presses on regardless, and the sand is duly dispatched.
Bailey seems supportive of Lauren's idea to bring Lisa to Erinsborough to work at Harold's. Susan turns up, inviting Bailey to join in the Easter egg hunt later; Callum has already signed up, apparently. Lauren laments that Lisa isn't here for the hunt, as it would give her a chance to get to know everyone. Susan takes the opportunity to pry, and Lauren reveals that Lisa will be moving in with the Turners. Susan looks judgemental.
LAUREN: What's that look for?
SUSAN: Oh, nothing. No, it's just - it's an awful lot to take on.
LAUREN: Yeah, well. She needs a job, she's a nice girl. And just because she isn't who I thought she was, it doesn't change that.
Susan continues to judge silently.
Callum tells Bailey he thinks it's weird that Lisa will be staying with the Turners, but Bailey says it's not forever, and that it's what Lauren wants. He warily eyes two walkie-talkies, which Callum is preparing for them to use in the Easter egg hunt. Bailey questions whether they're really necessary, given that they have mobile phones.
CALLUM: Yeah. That costs money. These bad boys are free.
BAILEY: Dude. It's lame.
CALLUM: Yeah. So's an Easter egg hunt. But you know what? I'm not gonna say no to free chocolate. And if we invite the Josies, it could be fun.
BAILEY: You think the girls are gonna be into this?
CALLUM: What part of free chocolate don't you understand? Trust me. I know women.
Terese valiantly continues the Willises' ongoing efforts to have Brennan round for dinner. He politely declines four times, making suitable excuses, but Terese persists, taking his eventual surly silence for acceptance.
Callum and Bailey sit at opposite ends of the room, testing their walkie-talkies. They discuss what they're going to buy for their respective Josies for Easter. Cal suggests chocolate, but Bailey takes the very idea as an affront, saying he plans to buy his Josie something more special, like jewellery. He rushes off to find something 'amazing'.
Brad is distractedly tapping at his laptop, when Josh tries to broach the issue of Doug's forgetfulness, mentioning the yard being left unlocked and the mixed-up order. Brad thinks it's normal for someone Doug's age to forget things, but Josh thinks Brad should take Doug for a check-up.
BRAD: The only way you'll get my dad to a doctor is if he's unconscious. And you're forgetting Nan's a nurse - if he was sick, she would have noticed.
Josh remains unconvinced, but Brad thinks he's simply frustrated with the workload Doug's been giving him, and says he doesn't think there's a problem.
The Easter egg hunt is in full swing, with Callum, Bailey and both Josies in attendance. Callum uses his walkie-talkie to alert Bailey to a pile of eggs outside No 22, much to Bailey's mortification, as he is busy trying to impress Josie M. Meanwhile, Susan tries one of the chocolate eggs Karl has procured, and immediately spits it out, as it's gone bad! Even Karl concedes they don't taste right. Susan rushes inside to clean her teeth, and tells Karl to stop everyone eating the eggs!
Callum presents Josie L with her Easter present - a chocolate bunny. But as promised, Bailey has gone more upmarket for Josie M, and presents her with an egg containing a special gift inside. It's a pair of earrings. Josie likes them and thanks Bailey, but seems uncomfortable that he has spent so much money on her.
Callum has a coughing fit after eating one of Karl's eggs, much to Josie L's amusement. Meanwhile, Bailey can't see what he has done wrong in buying Josie M earrings. She tells him it was too much money and too much trouble, and just to 'relax' and 'they'll have more fun'. She gives him the earrings, telling him to take them back.
Terese mentions to Imogen that Brennan is coming round for dinner, sending Imogen into a complete panic, as she's only wearing her trackies. She runs off upstairs to change, terrified that Brennan will think her a slob! Terese smiles.
Not satisfied with having poisoned half the street with his knock-off Easter treats, Karl has collected up the 'good' eggs supplied by everyone else in the neighbourhood, and is planning to eat them himself! Susan is appalled, but he buys her silence by offering her a cut of the proceeds.
Meanwhile, Lauren informs Brad of her plan to bring Lisa to town to work at Harold's, and that she'll be staying at No 32 until she finds her feet. Brad is annoyed that he hadn't been consulted prior to the arrangement being made, and is upset that this is being pursued at the expense of finding their real daughter. But Lauren says it's between her and Lisa, and that she knew he wouldn't understand. She insists her decision is made.
Brad angrily tells Terese all about Lauren's plan to bring Lisa to town. He thinks Lauren is using Lisa as a daughter-substitute, to avoid the daunting prospect of searching for their real daughter.
Later on, Brennan arrives for dinner with a bottle of wine, and Imogen swiftly starts chewing his ear off as usual. Doug offers around his non-alcoholic ginger beer, but Imogen is the only taker. They sit down at the table, Brennan looking uncomfortable.
Callum and Josie L try to convince Bailey to come to the movies with them, but he's too depressed about Josie M giving back the earrings. Lauren tries to convince him to go too, but to no avail, and Cal and Josie L leave. Bailey explains to Lauren what Josie M said about him trying too hard.
BAILEY: Do you think there's such a thing as wanting something too much? Do you know what I mean? Like, you want it so much, you'd do the craziest thing?
LAUREN: Well there's nothing wrong with wanting something. Or someone. But sometimes we just have to make the best of the situation we have.
The Willises and Brennan are enjoying their Chinese takeaway, and Brennan seems to be relaxing a little more. Imogen is behaving a little eccentrically, and orders Josh to donate his fortune cookie to Brennan, sparking a row between the twins. This culminates in Imogen trying to remove her sweater and getting it stuck on her head, and Josh taking a photo and posting it on her Facebook!
When Imogen starts having a laughing fit for very little reason, Terese sniffs her ginger beer, realising there's alcohol in it. Doug looks confused and denies it. As Josh talks about all Imogen's followers looking at the embarrassing picture of her, Brennan has an idea...
Brennan arrives home, and sets his plan in motion. He opens a new social media account in Danni's name, using an image of her as the profile picture. He then writes a post: 'Great to be back in Erinsborough!'
Doug is blaming Lou for the ginger beer being alcoholic, lamenting to Josh that Terese isn't happy with him for giving it to Imogen. Doug's phone rings - it's Sheila, about the sand delivery. Doug explains to Josh that the sand had been supposed to go to the primary school sandpit, not the high school. Doug admits he didn't write the order down so had nothing to check it against, and tells Josh that they'll have to go first thing in the morning to rectify the mistake, before anyone notices.
DOUG: And it's just between you and me, alright? No telling your parents. I want your word on that. Well?
JOSH: ... Okay.
DOUG: Good man.
Josh looks worried.
Monday on Neighbours
- Josh continues to worry about Doug's forgetfulness, but Brad remains convinced nothing's wrong
- Chris arranges to meet his new nurse acquaintance Will, much to Georgia's disapproval
- Amber is having a rocky time of it on her photography internship with her demanding boss
- Terese questions Lauren's decision to bring Lisa to town, and Lauren refers to her as 'Lily' by mistake