Previously on Neighbours
- Nate and Aaron kiss
- Toadie is presented with a new wheelchair
- Terese is furious that Susan is still speaking to Lauren,
- Amber tells Brad that Terese has stopped the renovations going ahead
- Piper arrives home in the middle of a family row
Piper has been added to a scene with Imogen and Josh
There are lots of hugs all round, as Piper tells the family she shared a cab from the airport. Her parents are horrified.
PIPER: Relax, Mum. I can tell if someone's a psycho or not. I also know a major domestic when I hear it. You guys sounded like something from Jerry Springer.
Callum is on Bla Bla. He says he's loving it there (rather bizarrely, because it won't be the first time they've been in contact), then asks Toadie how he's doing. Toadie says the rehab is going well and he's going back to work. He and Sonya bicker a bit, and Cal comments that nothing's changed. He offers to fly over, but Toadie says it's fine. They finish saying they love him. Sonya asks Karl if it's a good idea going back to work. Toadie says it's rehab for his brain and he wants to feel useful. Karl says it makes good sense.
Terese asks Piper about Ryan, the hockey player she was dating. Piper says they broke up.
PIPER: I mostly liked him for his muscles.
JOSH: I cannot believe that for years of bagging me out for being a meathead swimmer, you date a full-blown jock.
They talk about Piper's vlog (Pipe Up). Brad says it's funny, and Terese is dismayed to learn that he and Piper having been speaking every night. She wants to meet Paige, and she invites everyone else to come. Josh has a gig, Imogen has to work, but Brad's free. Terese (like most people) is surprised that he would get time off for sleeping with his ex.
TERESE: If anyone should be taking stress leave, it should be me.
Paige and Amber comment how Harold's is like a "ghost town", because Lauren had told everyone it was shut for a week. Amber is trying to drum up publicity online. Paige says she's nervous about meeting Piper. Lauren comes out of the kitchen and Paige assures her that the customers will be back next week. Lauren says there won't be any renovations.
PAIGE: I know you think you deserve this, but you don't.
LAUREN: I don't want to cause any more trouble.
Amber asks what happened to strong Turner women, and Lauren gets an idea.
Piper is doing a vlog entry about being back in Australia, and wonders whether everyone in Erinsborough is really nice. So she picks someone at random... Yes, Lauren. She asks about the price of a bus to the city, and Lauren gives her a travelcard.
LAUREN: I'd like it if someone helped my kid if they needed it.
Lauren gets extra points for admiring Piper's jacket.
Toadie assures Sonya that everything is within reach, and he thanks Imogen for her help. Lauren arrives and asks for a word in private. As Sonya and Imogen leave the office, Imogen hears Lauren says it's about Terese and the renovations. When Sonya has left, Imogen goes to stand by the door, but then Sonya comes back to look for her keys. She looks suspiciously at Imogen.
Toadie asks Lauren if she has anything in writing to confirm the renovations. She says no, but says that Terese suggested she use the hotel's electricians and plumbers. She says she hasn't heard anything back from them. Toadie promises to look into it.
Aaron and Nate flirt a bit, then Aaron asks if it's OK to have a hen-do at the Waterhole at lunch time. Nate says Sheila will be fine with it.
Terese comes round to ask about enrolling Piper at the school. Susan is put out because Terese isn't all effusively friendly.
KARL: I'm not saying what Lauren did is right, but asking you to take sides isn't fair.
SUSAN: I was just trying to be a friend: to both of them.
Brad tells Piper that Paige will be there soon.
PIPER: So weird that I've got another sister. And Lauren's her mum. And twenty years after doing it with her, you go and do it again. I just hope there's no baby this time.
Piper wants to meet Lauren. Brad says there's no rush, but she points out that Lauren is connected to the family because Amber is having Josh's baby. Paige arrives, and compliments Piper on her jacket.
They go outside, and Paige introduces Piper to Lauren. Piper gives her the travelcard back. Josh comes along, and they talk about his gig. Terese sees the five of them together.
Aaron and Josh perform for the hens.
Sonya arrives, and Toadie asks Imogen to pick up some documents from an electrician and a plumber. Sonya asks Toadie if it's a good idea having Imogen working for him, given the situation. He says he hopes that Imogen has learnt from her mistakes.
Jasmine, the bride-to-be, asks Aaron if he's single (for her friends, obviously).
AARON: For lovely ladies like yourself, I am always available.
Nate challenges him over how he made her believe he was straight. Aaron says it's business, and goes to pack up.
Piper asks Josh if he's going to get back with Amber. He says he tried and failed badly, and he's got to let it go. (Let's hope so.)
PIPER: Shame. She's not the boring dumb blonde I thought she was.
Terese comes over and asks how it went with meeting Paige, and did she meet anyone else. Piper says she met practically half the neighbourhood. Josh confirms it was a good idea not to mention Lauren.
Waterhole - outside
Susan and Karl see Terese coming out of the bar, and Susan catches up with her, giving her the enrolment forms. Susan offers help with the subject choices, which Terese doesn't want, but she does request that the staff don't make comparisons between Imogen and Piper.
SUSAN: Well, they wouldn't. They treat every student based on their merit.
TERESE: Yeah, well, that hasn't been my experience in the past.
Terese, not so subtly, tells Susan that Karl is waiting for her. Imogen arrives, saying she there's something she can't talk about outside...
...but is obviously OK in a public place like the Waterhole. Imogen shows her a quote from the electrician which Terese has signed. Imogen advises her to go to Lauren and tell her she made a simple mistake.
TERESE: Oh and how humiliating would that be?
IMOGEN: Far less humiliating than her and Toadie turning up on your doorstep waving this in your face.
TERESE: Well, there is another option. This is the only copy, right? If we destroy it, there won't be any evidence.
IMOGEN: That's tampering with evidence.
TERESE: Oh Imogen, it's not a murder case.
IMOGEN: It's still wrong.
TERESE: Please. I know it's my fault I'm in this situation, but I'm embarrassed enough as it is. Please... shred it.
- Terese challenges Imogen about whether she wants to help
- Toadie asks Imogen if she got the paperwork, as she gets a call from Terese
- Lauren apologises to Susan that she's been asked to choose sides
- Brad tells Lauren she doesn't have to protect him or "her"
- Imogen asks Brad if there still something going on
- Piper hugs her mum