Previously on Neighbours
- Sheila's return interrupting Naomi inviting Mark to her room.
- Paige encouraging Imogen to get out of her comfort zone.
- Imogen letting her hair down at the toga party.
- Someone discovering Imogen asleep and lying on the ground where the toga party was held.
Eden Hills University
Mr Stranger (we find out he's called Tyler) tries rousing Imogen but she'd rather go back to sleep lying on the ground where she is! "You can't stay here," he says and unsteadily she tries to get to her feet, commenting that she can get home under her own steam! However, given her state she'd be there all day trying to do that, so Tyler gives her a fireman's lift despite Imogen's cries to be put down!
"I don't need a bodyguard," Naomi yells to Mark after he spots that she's planning on heading out for a run and dashes inside to get into his running gear too, to go with her. Secretly though, she looks rather pleased that he's ducked inside!
Just like in Ramsay Street, the bins at Lassiters haven't been emptied either and when Chris brings it to Terese's attention, is told to take his initiative (he plans on calling the waste management company) but on seeing that the bins in the complex are also full, she plans to speak to Paul too in case it's a council matter.
Before he heads off to call, she asks Chris if he's seem Imogen as she can't get hold of her daughter but his reply is that she's probably just sleeping it off after a big night.
"I can take it from here," Imogen comfortably tells Tyler as they arrive in Ramsay Street on his bike (he got her address via her driver's licence) but as she tries to get off the back, falls spectacularly to the ground instead. Tyler immediately offers his help but Imogen decides she can take it from here, it's just a mere bump to the head she comments, and walks up the driveway of #22 once he reclaims his leather jacket.
"How much did you have to drink?!" Brad remarks after Imogen comes into the house and collapses onto the sofa. "I don't know," she replies and explains to her dad/brother how she got the mark on her head too after Josh spotted it. Brad isn't at all amused at her being on the back of someone's bike but she's too hungover to explain properly.
Lassiters outdoor exercise area
"I want you to be prepared," Mark says to Naomi as he's trying to convince her to get some self-defence lessons, which she'd rather not go to especially with her mum! Instead, he tries to show her a move but she thinks she could talk herself out of any situation as she then goes on to prove!
Imogen is looking a bit more human after a shower but receives a grilling from Daniel about the person who gave her a lift home (Brad called him). Daniel pleads that if she gets into strife she's just got to call him, which she promises to do although explains that this time she couldn't because her mobile was dead. Brad lays down the law to her about consuming too much alcohol and Daniel follows it up by asking why she did something "so senseless" and starts lecturing her.
IMGOEN: Can you please calm down. It's over now, I'm fine and that random, he's no-one to worry about.
Tyler drives to the garage but finds it locked up, so drives off.
Tyler interrupts Paige checking out her I'm chat with Bryson to place an order. She isn't exactly being 'hostess with the mostess' as Tyler eventually takes a seat while he waits for his order to be made.
Paul immediately knows what Terese is going to say to him when she arrives in the store so gets his reply in first - he's aware of the situation. We find out why the bins haven't been emptied - Paul knocked back paying them penalty rates for the forthcoming festival so the bin men have gone on strike. "I will handle it," he reassures her before dismissing her from his presence.
Naomi/Mark arrive back in a smelly street with the flirting getting even stronger between them, so much that Naomi promises to visit him ASAP once she's sent off some emails!
Paige delivers Tyler's order in the same grumpy mood. He comments about seeing her at the toga party (and confirms that he isn't a student, merely checking out the music) and likewise she explains why she was there (with her half-sister).
"The Union isn't backing down," Paul tells Terese as he walks towards her before coming face to face with a large pile of rubbish from various premises courtesy of some Union guys!
TERESE: Clearly, this what they think of your negotiation skills!
Terese doesn't think he is telling her the whole story and wants him to postpone going for a facial to sort out the mess! In turn, he tells her to sort out the mess in the complex, which she will by employing a private contractor even though it will cost, something he's happy to approve. She wonders if Naomi is aware of the situation given her role in the festival and is told to leave her out of it, but as soon as he leaves, Terese calls her.
A happy Paige brings Tyler a refill on the house but before he can consume it, Daniel orders him to stay away from Imogen! (He obviously recognised the tats/helmet from Imogen's description?) Before Tyler gets a chance to say anything, Paige asks how he knows Imogen and Daniel wants to know how she got the bump on her head. "You'll have to ask her," Tyler replies. Daniel fills Paige in on exactly who her customer is and Tyler tries to explain that he was simply helping Imogen out.
DANIEL: She was half out of it and you put her on the back of a motorcycle.
TYLER: Don't worry, she loved every minute of it.
PAIGE: What does that mean?!
TYLER: What do you think?
That was the wrong answer and Paige literally goes to take a swing at him before Daniel and a police officer pull her back before she can land one on him! "Break it up," the officer shouts and Paige responds by telling him that he assaulted Imogen. "I didn't touch her," Tyler pleads and the officer decides he's heard enough to continue the conversation back at the station.
Josh jokingly owns up to borrowing Imogen's bras, her lipstick and the crop top she bought last week after she moans to him that her bras keep disappearing.
JOSH: It's gorgeous!
"What did you expect me to say," he then laughingly adds before asking if she is now going to tell him what happened last night. "I can't remember," is her initial reply before thinking a bit more then telling him that it started out all fine until Daniel/Amber decided to announce their engagement.
JOSH: Hang on, what?!
IMOGEN: It's back on. I'm sorry Josh.
JOSH: Right, that's why you wrote yourself off?
"No, I'm trying to move on from all that," is her reply and tells him about Paige saying she needed to come out of her shell.
JOSH: Mission accomplished I guess!
IMOGEN: I don't know if it's the whole party girl thing is really me!
Both confirm to each other that they are fine with the engagement but their faces tell a different story.
Terese delivers Paul the news that none of the private contractors are willing to cross a picket line but he's unrepentant at the stand he is taking against the cleansing staff.
TERESE: Oh well you picked a fine time to start growing principles! Look, the fact is that this is day one of essentially a Mexican stand off and as every day goes by the rubbish is just going to pile up meaning unhappy constituents and an unsanitary Erinsborough.
Chris interrupts their conversation to inform them that a bag of rubbish being carried through the reception has split and there is a big disagreement ensuing over who has to clean it up. Terese dismisses him saying she'll be along in a minute once she's warned Paul that he needs to sort it out and suggests using the Festival budget to cover the costs (she spoke to Naomi about it) despite Paul saying there is no money.
TERESE: Listen, I don't know what you're up to but I suggest that you resolve this quick smart before Erinsborough becomes some sort of disaster zone!
When Terese leaves, Paul isn't too chuffed to get a call from Daniel... that is until he explains where he is!
The trio sit waiting for Matt to return to sort things out although Daniel would rather his future father-in-law didn't hear about it, something Paige tells him is inevitable especially if they are charged! "We didn't do anything," Tyler reminds them.
DANIEL: (indicating Paige) We didn't!
TYLER: How many times do I have to tell you, I didn't hurt Imogen or anyone else and if we get charged, the OPP won't proceed with them, they've got bigger fish to fry.
DANIEL: The OPP?
TYLER: The Office of Public Prosecutions.
Daniel takes it that he's been in trouble with the law before given the use of the acronym but Tyler's reply is for them to call Imogen so he can get out of here.
Paul arrives to inform them that the police are doing exactly that and that since Paige/Daniel have made their statements they are free to leave and Paige hopes that she never has to see Tyler again!
Naomi arrives inappropriate dressed for her self-defence class (in stiletto heels and a tight dress), remarking that she does all her best work in heels when Mark comments on her attire! Mark eventually gets with the programme and the pair set about using the 43 minutes Naomi has free before she needs to sort out the rubbish crisis!
NAOMI: So let's just get to it!
The pair have barely began pashing when his mobile rings! Mark cancels the call but just as they are resuming positions, the house phone rings this time. "I'll be really quick," Mark promises while rushing to answer the phone.
"Does it have to be now," Mark asks the caller (and gets the evil eye from Naomi) before telling the caller that he will be there shortly. He asks her for a rain check, telling her something has come up, before quickly leaving the house and a very frustrated Naomi behind!
Just as Mark is finding out from the officer why he's been called to the station, Tyler yells out to him.
TYLER: You took your time! What's up bro?! Long time no see!
He then goes up and gives his stunned brother a hug.
- Tyler asking Mark if he's pleased to see his younger brother?
- Kyle wanting him/Georgia to try for another baby.
- Tyler walking in on Mark/Naomi pashing.
- Harold arriving back in Ramsay Street!