Previously on Neighbours
- Daniel and Amber in the dark room
- Chris gets hit by a mystery assailant. Karl assures him there was nothing more he could have done
- Imogen tells Amber that Daniel likes her
- Sienna claims she was upset when Mark proposed to Kate. He is angry that she threatened Kate.
- Paul confronts Mark because every suspect is linked to him.
- Sonya cancels lunch with Toadie so that she can stay with Mark. Naomi volunteers to go instead.
Naomi strolls in, looking pleased with herself. Sheila comments that Sonya would probably have preferred them to have a sandwich. Naomi says she thought that Sheila was learning to trust her, and there would only be cause for concern if something was going on - which there isn't. Sheila says she doesn't get dolled up for anyone else.
SHEILA: I want to believe you, but that zipper tells me otherwise.
Sonya apologises to Mark for waiting in the car at the cemetery, rather than coming with him where she could have given him moral support. She says that Paul has no right to behave like that. After all, he had no idea of what Sienna was capable of. He says he doesn't know what to think.
SONYA: You need to focus on the facts, and you can't let your emotions get in the way.
MARK: I can't believe I needed that pointing out to me.
Toadie arrives home and Mark tells him that Sonya gives a good pep talk. Mark leaves and Sonya tries to apologise to Toadie, who is off-hand. She is unhappy when he says he took Naomi instead, but Nell's crying interrupts their conversation. Toadie gets a phone call.
Toadie is representing Sienna, and wants her released - unless they are going to charge her. Matt points out that she may have shot Kate: did Toadie really want them to let her go? The detective in charge isn't in this episode*, so Toadie has to wait while Matt goes off to deal with something else.
* or apparently on the case at all
Mark is interviewing a cab driver (presumably Theo), when Matt confronts him about what he's doing: he's interrogating people when he's not even a cop. Matt says they've spoken to all the relevant drivers, but Mark wonders if they've missed something.
MARK: I don't know what's true any more. That's why I need evidence.
He tells Matt he's just got five left on his list.
Amber, Josh and Imogen are hanging out.
AMBER: Do you wanna come to the darkroom with me?
JOSH: Oh yeah, that sounds like fun, until I realise that you're talking about developing photos.
Daniel comes in, deep in conversation with Karl. Imogen says it proves he's a weirdo. Josh says he's just being friendly, then admits he's never had a coffee with Karl. He says he's off to the skate park - his new hobby. Imogen doesn't want to come to the darkroom, as it will encourage "freak-boy's" crush on her. So it's just Amber...
Naomi is writing a profile for a internet dating site. "Single, inquisitive, open-minded and a good listener." Sheila thinks it sounds like a job application. Naomi asks Georgia for her opinion.
GEORGIA: Uh, yeah. It's... it's good.
NAOMI: Yeah, if it sucks, you can tell me.
Georgia asks Naomi what kind of guy she's looking for. Naomi describes someone who's nothing like Toadie.
NAOMI: If they've said 'I do' then I say 'I don't'.
Daniel and Amber are developing pictures. They chat about digital v film photography.
AMBER: I don't think you should be airbrushing just for vanity... although I do still freak out when my brother uploads an ugly photo of me to Facebook.
DANIEL: Not possible.
AMBER: Have you met my brother?
DANIEL: You looking ugly.
Daniel pulls out the picture of Imogen, which Amber is impressed with. He comments that he had to take it, because of the way the light was hitting her.
AMBER: She looks beautiful. Well, she *is* beautiful, don't you think?
Daniel agrees and Amber looks disappointed.
Matt approaches a taxi driver (Dominik Kempka) and asks where he was on April 7th. When he asks him down to the station to make a statement about Sienna, the driver runs away. Suddenly, Brennan appears, and the two of them catch him.
Matt tells Sienna she's free to go, as the taxi driver who took her to the airport has come forward. It turns out he didn't have a valid visa and wasn't logging his fares. Sienna turns to Mark and says she told him she was innocent. He retorts that she lied to him about a lot of things. Toadie and Sienna leave, and Matt insists on interviewing Mark about the other drivers.
Amber gives Imogen a copy of the photo that Daniel took. She tells Imogen that Daniel thinks it's amazing and that she's right: Daniel does like her. Imogen laments the fact that it's always the ones that you're not interested in that like you. Imogen all for telling him straight, but Amber offers to suss out the situation a bit more.
Toadie is just buying a takeaway dinner from Sheila when Naomi walks up, looking upset. In answer to Sheila's question (stud or dud) she says her date was a big fat dud. She goes to sit down and pretends to cry. Toadie notices, and she tells him that the guy was only after one thing. She says she has a knack for finding guys like that. Toadie says there are a lot of them - but there are a lot of nice ones as well, and he knows she's going to find one.
TOADIE: He's out there Naomi. I know he is.
Toadie apologises for being late, explaining that Naomi was crying. It was exceptional circumstances, like her and Brennan. She assumes it's payback. Toadie admits maybe it was - 5% . She asks why he had to help Sienna, and he points out it's his job. He challenges her to explain why helping Mark comes at the expense of their family.
SONYA: I did make a promise. And by seeking him out to try and help him, I'm making the same mistake. I can see that. I can see it. I'm sorry.
TOADIE: I'm sorry too. I shouldn't have stayed out just to spite you. It was stupid.
Toadie says that their miscommunication is down to them both, and they kiss.
Amber and Daniel are about to leave the darkroom when the handle comes off the door. Amber calls maintenance, who say they will be there in half an hour. Daniel has some ideas to pass the time.
Sienna apologises for being dishonest and manipulative. She says she doesn't know how to thank him for believing in her, because otherwise she'd still be a suspect. He says he didn't look for the cabby because he believed in her - he did it to find the truth. He tells her if she wants to thank him, she should pack her bags and leave. She can't believe he's being so cold, but he wonders what she expected. She goes to pack, telling him she hopes he catches the killer.
Josh is showing off his bruises to Karl.
KARL: If you're wearing your injuries as a badge of honour...
IMOGEN: ...then you're an idiot.
Karl tells him to wear a helmet. Josh reckons if you're not falling off, you're playing it safe and where's the fun in that?
Daniel is developing a picture of him and Amber. He is comparing developing to surfing, saying how time stands still. He adds that it's like that when he's with her.
DANIEL: ...it's like there's this intense vibe, a connection like time is standing still and nothing else matters. Just you and me. Do you feel it too?
Tomorrow on Neighbours
- Imogen asks Amber about Daniel
- Daniel tells Amber he enjoys their vibe
- Amber is about to tell Josh what happened
- Josh wants to talk to Daniel
- The PI tells Brad to talk to Terese
- Terese asks Brad and Imogen what's going on
- Callum is called to Susan's office where Susan and Josie have questions for him
- Bailey tells Callum to leave him alone