- Alice stealing Toadie's laptop during the fake break- in.
- David giving Alice medical advice about medication withdrawal.
- Toadie concerned about his wife's behaviour.
- Alice disappointed that Sonya so far is resisting temptation.
- Ned reading Bea's thoughts in her journal.
- Bea and Ned pashing.
- Terese wondering if the age gap with Leo will become an issue.
- Leo and Terese declaring their love to each other.
- Paul unamused at Terese bringing Jane to Erinsborough.
- Paul pleased at receiving a good night kiss from Jane.
The Waterhole (exterior)
Jane and Paul are out on 'a date' at The Waterhole so Terese and Leo give them a wide berth to get to their own table. "Should we ask them to join us?" Jane asks, but Paul vetoes that plan as he doesn't want to disturb them. Jane asks about his history with Terese, and he reassures her that the vague interest he had in her is all in the past, he has moved on.
Meanwhile when we cut to the table Terese and Leo are at, Leo comments that they appear to be having a good time. "Yes, it's nice," Terese replies with the fake happy smile on her face.
Piper doesn't quite get the hint that she is a spare wheel when Bea and Ned want to share a pizza alone. Eventually, she finally twigs that they have got together and decides to safely retreat to her room to give them privacy, even though Bea said she was more than welcome to share their pizza.
PIPER: No, its fine, you guys have already sacrificed a pizza for love, so don't sacrifice the night too.
BEA: Honestly, its fine.
"Time goes incredibly fast when we're together," Jane remarks after they finally realise the time after spending some time out in the balcony admiring the view. By this point in the night, you can cut the UST between then and the inevitable happens - they start kissing, before she retreats (alone) to her room. Paul looks like he's just scored the winning goal in the Grand Final with the huge smile on his face.
Its like a mini-party in #22 that Terese and Leo come home to - Piper is having a whale of a time with Ned and Bea playing Chloe's drinking game (spill it or swill it). Piper is asked who in Ramsay Street she wants to secretly hook up with and her reply is nobody after what happened with Cassius and Tyler. Terese is more than relived to hear she wants to stay single and Leo decides they should join in with the game too, so he can hear some of Terese's secrets!
Alice quickly hides Toadie's (stolen) laptop when she hears him park his car. He is surprised to hear that everyone is asleep when he enters the house and asks if Sonya ate anything (no) then puts it down to her coming down with the flu or something. Alice shows him a drawing Nell did and comments that it must be hard everyone relying on him. "It won't be like this forever," he replies and seeing the home drawn picture makes it worthwhile. "You can see how much Nelly loves her dad," Alice remarks.
The next question everyone is answering is which song was playing when they had their first kiss. As the answers go around, the age difference between Terese and the others becomes very much apparent especially when she reveals her song (Rick Astley's 'Never give you up') and Piper goes on about it being so old.
Number 30 (next day)
Sonya looks awful as she hunts for her appointment book and Toadie suggests she stays home and goes back to bed, but there is nobody to cover so Sonya valiantly heads off to work.
After Toadie heads out the door, Alice suggests that Nell makes a drawing of Sonya before she does to Kindle. However, the crayons Alice hands over are darker colours (grey, black, brown) citing that's all she could find when Nell asks where the pink one was.
Amy spots Jane as she is about to head into the Harold's for a much needed coffee after her late night with Paul. Jane is very complimentary about Paul and asks Amy for advice (telling her about seeing Leo and Terese) in case she puts her foot in it with him. Amy explains that Leo's relationship with Terese "was a surprise" and it took Paul a bit to get used to it, even though his relationship with Terese ended long ago. Jane is curious to know why she and Leo don't live in the penthouse suite and Amy goes for the easy answer - they simply wanted to live with their respective partners.
AMY: You know what it's like when you fall in love. Hopefully its dads turn next.
Whatever Nell has drawn, it seems to thoroughly meet with Alice's approval!
With a coffee safely bought, Jane runs into Terese and subtly questions her on how things are going with Leo (good despite the age difference comments) and Jane is behind Terese with the double standards women face. She also can't but sing the praises of where Leo gets his good stock from and is liking the fact Paul's attention is on her, after the long years spent looking after her Nan.
Ned is following up on one of Bea's revelations last night (that she used to be a busker) and she explains that it was a way to keep her going when she lived on the streets. He gives her the encouragement to take it up again adding that he'd like to hear her sing.
Meanwhile Terese, Leo and Amy are holding a mini-summit to discuss how things are going between Paul and Jane. Terese wonders if they've been a touch naïve - while she is good for him, is it good the other way around?
TERESE: Come on guys, she's a sweet, kind and generous soul who only sees the best in him. And we've just duped her, we've loured her here, and we've thrown her to the wolves.
They reckon though that if they do get together, she will bring the best out of their dad. While Terese would like that to happen, she thinks Jane has a right to know what. "Its early days," Leo says, plus Jane is just visiting, so suggests they just wait and see where things go.
Alice drops by to show Toadie the picture Nell drew and let's just say you can now see why Alice reacted like she did earlier - its not very flattering at all, indeed it makes Sonya out to be all dark and angry.
ALICE: It's a little bit different from her usual fare, wouldn't you say?
Alice wonders if Nell is being affected by Sonya's moods and again, perhaps unknowingly without realising it, is taking things out on Nell with the pressure she is under? "Leave it with me," Toadie replies, promising to look into it.
Terese approaches Jane to ask if there is anywhere, they can chat in private and is shown to the conveniently placed bench right outside the school door!
Terese begins by asking how long she is going to be in town beyond the initial timeframe, but Jane doesn't know yet and is curious to know why Terese is asking.
TERESE: The truth is, we really didn't bring you here for the Face of Lassiters promotion, we brought you here for Paul.
"But why?" Jane asks and Terese explains the "dark and vengeful place" Paul was in and what he did to Leo and herself.
JANE: And this is because he still has feelings for you?
TERESE: I think he felt betrayed, but I made it very clear to him a long time ago that nothing could happen between us.
JANE: Go on.
TERESE: Paul was becoming self-destructive and we were worried but then we remembered how well the two of you got along the last time you were here, and we thought seeing you might help him.
JANE: So, you made me the sacrificial lamb?
"Yes," Terese replies and admits that it was wrong before apologising to her. Terese just felt it right that Jane knew the truth before making any further decisions.
Paul thinks he is meeting Jane for lunch, having hastily put together something but he's actually there so she can hear his side of the story after her visit from Terese. "She had no right talking to you," he begins with and makes it clear he knew nothing about the plans to bring her to Erinsborough. He does add that he did figure it out though and was planning on telling her, but she thinks he's just as bad as them for not telling her.
JANE: How am I supposed to trust you?
Sonya has taken Toadie's advice and got someone in to cover for her, so she can come home and go to bed (she really looks quite ill). She apologises for her behaviour and Toadie can see she is ill and promises to bring her a hot water bottle after noticing that she's shivering.
Sonya passes Alice on the way to her room and she tells Toadie about playing tea parties with the "poor little dear" after Nell had to come home early from Kindle. "Poor little dear. Is that how you see Nell?" Toadie asks, confused with how his daughter has been described but Alice is quick to say no, however her observation is that the lass is troubled.
TOADIE: If you're talking about the picture that she drew, I've already spoken to Nell about that and umm Sonya wasn't shouting, she was singing. Nell drew it to make her feel better.
Alice fakes relief at the explanation but despite her doing a lot for the family, Toadie chastises her for crossing the line and insinuating that Sonya is mis-treating Nell. "I thought you asked me to help?" Alice replies and Toadie agrees that is correct, but she needs to put more faith into Sonya. Alice can't apologise profusely enough and begs to be allowed to look after Sonya, she's got another recipe!
TOADIE: I'm going to look after Sonya, I'm going to look after everyone today, so you can have the afternoon off.
ALICE: Oh no, there's no need, I'd rather stay.
TOADIE: I insist.
Paul tries to stop Jane scarpering, so they can discuss. "What is there to discuss, how big a fool I've been?!" she replies back and makes it clear (when they do stop) that she's not happy at being "dragged into this juvenile scheme."
JANE: I actually thought that you cared about me.
PAUL: And I do care about you. God, you're about the only good thing in my life at the moment.
"Well only because you've ruined everything else apparently," she is quick to point out! Paul concedes that point and admits he isn't proud of the way he's behaved "but outside of that, I thought you and I had a real connection," he adds.
PAUL: I know you felt it too.
JANE: The connection I felt was with an honest, well-adjusted man. One that apparently doesn't even exist.
Paul suggests that they start again but she wonders who he will be this time - a fireman or an astronaut?!
PAUL: I know its been a shock, but maybe over time...
JANE: (interrupting) Paul, tell me, do you still have feelings for Terese?
JANE: And there's my answer. If you think I'm sticking around, you're sadly mistaken. As soon as my contract with the school is up, I will be leaving Erinsborough and in the meantime, I'll be seeking alternative accommodation.
PAUL: Oh come on, you don't have to do that.
JANE: Yes. Yes, I do. We're over.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Susan admitting the whole thing is getting out of hand.
- Mark yelling at Bea and ordering her to take the rest of the day off.
- Leo giving Aaron a serve.
- Dipi coming across a tearful Elly.