Previously on Neighbours
- Lucy tells Paul a competitor has put a bid in Terese
- Lucy congratulates Terese on being the successful bidder, Madison and Terese high five, Paul rages
- Archie and his mates dump Charlie in the dumpster
- Paige agrees with Tyler it was a one off as they can't hurt Piper anymore
- Paige and Jack box, they fall over laughing, Jack thinks Paige should go
- Paige kisses Tyler in the garage
Paige and Tyler carrying on kissing. Paige breaks off when she hears someone calling outside. Paige asks Tyler if he heard something. He didn't and wants her to forget about it. They kiss again when they hear Charlie call help. Paige worries if someone comes in and Tyler reminds her that the doors are shut and no one knows she's here. He tends to his phone and they return to kissing. They take each other's tops off as Charlie calls out for help.
Steph and Mark creep in as everyone is sleeping. Mark is glad of sleepovers and they giggle. Steph wants to call Amy and check on Charlie. Mark assures Steph that Charlie will be fine. Steph says she'll see Charlie after the sleepover. They head off to the bedroom.
Outside Grease Monkeys
Still in the dumpster, Charlie searches through the rubbish. He finds leftover food and eats it, it makes him feel sick.
Brad is amazed that Terese is buying Lassiter's. Terese points out it is plus other investors. Madison has gone to New York to sort out the contracts with the lawyers. Lauren thinks it's great news and congratulates Terese. Brad says Terese outmanoeuvring Paul is the best thing that's happened in a long time. That's why Terese wanted to settle their finances. Piper realises the divorce is really happening and Terese confirms this. Piper tells them she's fine. She thinks they should celebrate with a divorce party. They laugh at the idea and Lauren thinks it might be a bit tacky. Piper reminds them that Jack White did it. Terese has no idea who he is. Piper tells her Jack White's from a band called White Stripes, they're a band. Piper explains it was a en celebration of their continued friendship. Terese doesn't think it's a bad idea. Lauren looks dubious and Brad asks if Terese is serious. Terese is and thinks it'll be fun. Lauren says it's up to them. Brad and Terese agree to it which pleases Piper. Piper is going to organise it.
Paige arrives and Lauren asks where she was last night. Paige explains she went out. Brad is dubious as Paige is still wearing her workout clothes. Paige has got Lauren's message and wants to know what's going on. Lauren needs Paige to cover as Steve needs to pop out. Paige agrees to this, she needs to change and freshen up first. Brad tells Paige they're thinking of having a divorce party. Paige wasn't expecting that! Piper's going to organise it and asks if Paige wants to help her. Paige checks if Piper wants her help and Piper does. Paige would really love that. Paige goes into the kitchen and collects herself.
Paul is wryly commenting that Lucy described Terese's plan for Lassiter's as fresh and ambitious. Amy is sorry he didn't get the deal. Paul knows Terese is good but wonders if she's as good as him. Amy suggests Paul forgets about Lassiter's and concentrate on building something new with Robinson's. Amy reminds Jimmy who's on his phone there are two other people in the room. She wants him to have a conversation with them. Jimmy will be with them in a minute and Amy reminds him he's being rude. Jimmy needs to check something. There's a knock on the door and Amy wants to know what's so important he can't talk to his family! Jimmy explains stuff is happening.
Steph and Mark arrive. Paul observes they're looking perky and Steph says a good night's sleep will do that to her! Amy offers them a hot drink. Steph refuses, they'll grab Charlie and get going. Steph asks if Charlie's still sleeping. Amy explains Charlie didn't stay here last night. Steph is shocked and Jimmy says that Charlie went home.
Outside Grease Monkeys
Charlie is asleep in the dumpster.
A lady tells Jack she's enjoying his sermons. Jack says that's nice to hear. The lady thinks it's a shame the younger ones are wearing jeans, standards are slipping. Jack wants the church to be a sanctuary for everyone. People might not attend if they feel they will be judged. She liked it in the old days where they wore hats. Jack thinks people should wear whatever they want, just as long as they show up.
Tyler is locking up the garage. Jack comments he's already closing up. Tyler explains he's been up all night so he's wrecked. Jack says he's sore and tired as he did a boxing session yesterday. Tyler is going home to grab some sleep for a few hours. The lady isn't one to criticise but the altar boy is missing his cue. Jack tells Mrs Newman that he's still learning so she should be patient.
The rubbish truck comes down the street and reaches Charlie's dumpster. Charlie wakes up.
Mark is giving a description of Charlie over the phone. Jimmy admits he and Charlie had a fight, Charlie said Jimmy should have told Amy about it. Amy wants to know what Jimmy should have told her. Mark says he'll call the other person back. Jimmy explains the kids from school have been giving him a hard time. Amy realises they've been bullying Jimmy and asks if that's why he was on his phone. Jimmy agrees and denies it. He knows Amy's only doing it to get the money. Steph interrupts Jimmy to ask where Charlie went after the fight. Jimmy doesn't know, he just walked off and left him. Mark asks if Jimmy knows them. Jimmy says it's Archie and two of his friends. Jimmy apologises and says it's all his fault. Amy disagrees and says it's all her fault. Steph agrees with Amy and asks why Amy didn't tell Steph Charlie hadn't turned up. Amy thought Charlie had gone home. Amy hadn't heard from Steph so she assumed everything was fine.
STEPH: Everything's not fine! Charlie could be anywhere.
Paul tells them to calm down. Yelling at each other isn't going to help. Paul suggests they do a ring around, then hit the streets to try and find Charlie themselves.
Paige thought Piper was heading back to school. Piper explains she's got a spare this morning. Piper wants to talk to Paige quickly. Piper is sorry she's been avoiding Paige lately, she was really hurt about what happened between Paige and Tyler. Piper loves Tyler. Paige says she's so sorry. Piper apologises as well. Piper's done a lot of things she's not proud of and she's guessing it's the same for Paige. Piper says it's ok as she knows it was a one off. Paige tries to talk and Piper cuts her off. Piper really wants to put this behind them, family is way more important than a guy. That's the reason Piper wants them to work on the party together. Paige doesn't say anything so Piper asks if she's not interested. Piper knows this is really weird but Brad and Terese are in a good place now. Paige goes to say something and Piper asks what it is. Paige explains it's the divorce party idea. Her parents went through a messy breakup, fought over money, argued. Paige thinks this could get ugly. Paige says that Brad and Terese aren't like that. Terese is really looking forward to the party. Paige wants to know if Terese is saying that to make them feel better. Piper thinks it's nice Paige is worried about Terese. Now Terese isn't dating hot younger guys and is a business tycoon, she's doing really well. Paige agrees to help. Piper asks if Paige is ok as she seems a bit stuffed. Paige is ok but she hasn't been sleeping well. Piper asks if the reason is Paige can't get Jack out of her head. Paige half-heartedly agrees. Paige gets a message from Mark saying Charlie's missing.
Jack tells Mrs Newman and two others to contact the police first if they see or hear anything. Terese arrives and Jack checks if she's heard about Charlie, she has. Jack has sent e-mails and texts to most of his parishioners. Terese has told her staff to keep an eye out. Mrs Newman makes a snide comment as Amy walks past, Jack says they've got more important things to worry about!
Amy shows Paul her phone and says she realises why Jimmy didn't want her to see them! She despairs about the things the kids said about her. Paul reminds Amy that Jimmy stood up for her as he knows they're not true. Amy comments that she's meant to protect Jimmy, not the other way around. She asks what kind of mother she is. Paul reassures her she's the best.
He suggests they leave as Terese arrives to talk to them. Terese knows he's upset about the sale. Paul was going to bury her so she had to look out for herself. Paul wryly comments it was all about self preservation! Terese reminds him he had the advantage. Paul points out she had the backers. Terese suggests they put everything behind them and try and be civil with each other. Paul walks away without answering.
Steph and Mark are by the police car. Steph is crying over the fact that Charlie was stuck somewhere all night. He could be hurt and scared of what is going to happen to him. Mark reminds Steph they thought Charlie was safe. Steph says she should have rung Amy. As they head towards the lake Mark spots Archie and calls him over. Mark tells Archie they're looking for Charlie who's gone missing. He asks Archie if he's seen Charlie. Archie asks why they're asking him. Mark points out Archie has bullied Charlie before and Archie has been getting stuck into Jimmy about Amy. Archie says that Amy deserved it and goes to walk off. Mark hasn't finished. Mark asks if Charlie stood up to Archie and then Archie and his mates got stuck into Charlie. Archie denies any knowledge of this. Steph starts demanding Archie to tell them what's going on. Mark stops her and tells her to let him handle this. Mark gives Archie one last chance. Archie says he's late for school. Mark warns Archie he'll be speaking to Archie's mates, Tom and the Eden Hills principal about this. Archie gives Mark the go ahead. Mark lets him go.
Steph is upset and says that Archie knows. Mark points out they can't drag it out of him. Steph despairs that Charlie could be lying in a ditch somewhere. She doesn't know what she will tell Max. Mark reassures Steph she doesn't have to tell Max anything. Steph reminds Mark that Charlie has been missing since yesterday so she does. Mark asks for another hour, Mark will retrace Charlie's steps and find out whom saw Charlie last. Steph wants to go too. Mark refuses as Steph needs to be home in case Charlie turns up.
Outside Grease Monkeys
Charlie is banging on the lid of the dumpster and calling for help. Nobody hears him.
Blaze Outreach (Outside)
Mark has been talking to Brad and someone else and heads back to his police car. Paige and Piper come over and ask how it's going. Mark hasn't had any luck and has been trying to find out where Charlie went after he left Jimmy. Piper and Paige have been asking around and also haven't had any luck. Mark wants them to stress to others that even the smallest things might be important. If anyone's seen anyone acting suspiciously or heard anything out of the ordinary. Piper suggests he means weird noises and Mark agrees. Charlie could be lying injured somewhere. Paige says she heard a strange noise last night and Mark wants to know more. Paige heard banging and Mark asks if it was in Paige's place. Paige says it was near the garage. As Piper looks at Paige Mark tells Paige to get in and show him where she means.
Outside Grease Monkeys
The rubbish truck is lifting the dumpster with Charlie inside it. He's calling for them to stop but they obviously can't hear him.
Mark and Paige pull up. Tyler comes over and Paige mentions the noise they heard last night. Mark wants to know where they were when they heard the noise. They say they were inside at the back. Mark asks what was happening apart from the obvious! Tyler says they were playing music and they heard loud banging from outside when the music stopped. They look at the dumpster going into the air. As Mark gets out of the police car he realises they need to stop the truck. It's lowered onto the ground. They open it up and ask Charlie if he's ok. He mumbles and looks in shock as they help him out.
Steph hugs Charlie as she tells him how worried she was. Charlie tells Steph she can let go now. Mark says that Archie and his friends put Charlie in there. Charlie says it was really gross, junk, rotten food, maybe a rat. Steph tells Charlie they'll go home and have a shower, have some food then they'll go to Karl for a check-up. Charlie isn't so keen as he feels fine. Steph reminds him it's better to be safe. This wouldn't have happened if Amy and Jimmy had told her that Charlie wasn't staying over. Charlie admits it's his own fault, Jimmy didn't ask Charlie to stick up to the bullies, he told Charlie to walk away. Steph wishes he would have done. Steph reminds Charlie what she said last time he had a run in with Archie. Charlie forgot as he got so angry. Steph understands Charlie was trying to be a good mate and it's ok. Mark offers to drive them home.
Paige tells Terese that Paige remembered hearing banging, that's how they found Charlie. Terese says Charlie is so lucky and Piper agrees. Terese tells Piper to get to school as Terese has work to do. Terese wanted to make sure that Paige is ok about organising the party. Piper reminds Terese that it was her idea. Terese knows that and it's sweet Piper is doing this for them. Terese comments that Piper has been through a lot lately. Piper explains she had a chat with Paige and they've sorted it all out. Terese is pleased and looks forward to seeing what they come up with.
PIPER: It'll be the most awesome party our family's ever had!
Amy is preparing the veg. Jimmy asks Amy if he can go and see Charlie. Amy doesn't think that's a good idea. Jimmy wants to make sure Charlie is ok. Amy tells Jimmy they know Charlie's ok as Mark told them. Amy suggests Jimmy calls Charlie later to patch things up. Jimmy asks if Steph is still angry with them, Amy thinks she is. Paul comes through holding his phone. He's not pleased with a message from Terese asking to meet up. Amy asks why Paul doesn't do this. Paul wants to know what they can say to each other that they haven't already done so. Amy suggests they apologise and kiss and make up. Paul isn't so keen on that suggestion but Amy tells him to think about it.
Paul leaves as Jimmy observes Terese must have hurt Paul a lot. Amy points out people only hurt you if you let them. Jimmy knows this as she's told him a thousand times. Amy reminds him that it's true and you need to slide things off, same as water off a duck's back. Jimmy points out he did this with Charlie and Amy says that's good. Jimmy says it didn't work. Amy thinks about this and says it's maybe because they're keeping secrets and caring what others think. Amy admits she tried to cover up her past. It's now affecting Jimmy and it's Amy's bad. If people think she doesn't care they can't care them. Jimmy apologises as he isn't getting this.
AMY: If you make something open it loses any value as a secret.
Jimmy asks how it's possible. Amy smiles at him as if she has a plan.
Paige and Tyler come out of Grease Monkey's. Paige tells Tyler she didn't have a choice, she had to tell Mark what she heard. Tyler realises Piper knows they hooked up again. Paige points out that she didn't say Tyler's name. Tyler says that Piper isn't an idiot, Paige wouldn't be at the garage by herself at night. Paige suggests she was grabbing some tools. Paige suggests Piper would have said if she suspected something. Tyler hates feeling guilty when he doesn't have anything to feel guilty about. Paige points they both do, they hurt Piper's feelings again! Tyler says that things are over between him and Piper. It would be with someone else if it wasn't with Paige. At some stage Piper will have to deal with it. Tyler wants to know what is going on.
Amy is dressed up in a skimpy outfit outside The Handy Woman which is locked up. She announces to the crowd she is cleaning out some old stock and tells them to grab a bargain. Steph arrives as Amy tells them she's not ashamed of what was printed in the papers.
AMY: I made a choice for the survival of my family. If you have a problem with that, too bad. You can mind your own business and I'll mind mine.
Mrs Newman looks on disapprovingly as Paige and Tyler smile. Amy opens up the gates and invites everyone in to enjoy the discounts. Mrs Newman walks off. Paige and Tyler don't go in.
Steph tells Amy that she's ballsy. Amy says she's over feeling like a victim and asks how Charlie is. Steph. explains Charlie has crashed out. Sonya offered to look after Charlie so Steph could come and see Amy. Amy says she's really sorry. Steph apologises too and they hug. Steph points out they've both made mistakes along the way. Steph is really proud of Amy, Amy's totally owning it! Amy agrees as Steph walks off.
Terese is directing the staff where to put the boxes. Terese greets Paul who asks if she's settling in alright. Terese is and is glad he came over, she really wants to bury the hatchet. He points to his neck and says she can between the shoulder blades. Terese points out she's paid her dues, she knows what this hotel needs better than anyone. Paul wryly comments it seems she knows more than him. Terese says that Paul had every chance and opportunity. Paul points out that Lucy backed over him so he couldn't be accused of nepotism. Terese says the simple fact is she had a better business plan. Terese suggests they call it a truce and put it to bed. Terese goes off to redirect some of the boxes. Paul takes a look at the strategic plan. Terese comes back. She doesn't expect Paul to forgive her or like her on a personal level. She just wants him to respect her on a professional level. Paul agrees that he does do that. Terese is pleased as she wants to stop fighting. Paul says he agrees to a truce and they shake on it. Paul is going to go as Terese has a lot going on.
Paul gets into the lift and makes a call. He tells the person he needs to see them ASAP, it's to do with Terese.
- Paul tells someone the strategy file is in Terese's new office, he wants it ASAP
- Amy has some flowers, Aaron wants to know whom Greg is
- Toadie says about Amy and a man that someone's having a good time
- The man suggests to Amy they go up to his room
- The snake slithers along Ramsay Street at night