- Harlow asks Finn to help kickstart her career, by telling her about how he turned his life around
- Zenin pays Ned a visit at home; Ned realises he's connected to the fight club
- A visit to Kane in jail sparks Ned's memory of boxes being loaded into a van at the warehouse
- Ned bluffs with Zenin, claiming he's given a statement to Toadie containing all he knows
- Ned tells Zenin that if anything happens to him or Yashvi, Toadie will send the statement to the cops
- We see Zenin opening the bonnet of Shane's car that Yashvi has been driving
- Later, the bonnet starts smoking, leaving Yashvi stranded en route to her police exam
- At the garage, Bea tells Yashvi she's lucky she pulled over when she did
- Kyle finds a fake- looking gun at Buddy Club, but fires it and discovers it's not fake after all
Toadie rushes to the scene of the gunshot incident, where David is keeping the Buddy Club kids occupied after their shock. Kyle explains he found the gun in one of the kids' backpacks; the bullet hit a tree, so they were pretty lucky. Kyle says he's okay, but pretty rattled. Meanwhile, the police are talking to Caden, the boy who brought the gun, on a bench nearby.
KYLE: Caden reckons he found it on the way over here. I don't blame him for picking it up; it looks exactly like a toy gun.
Kyle explains that the police are trying to get hold of Caden's parents, but they're at work. Toadie decides they should get the other kids back to the Community Centre, then start making some calls. Kyle says he'll stay here with Caden while he talks to the police, but promises to keep Toadie informed.
Yashvi is with Ned, and impatiently waiting for the results of her police exam. Ned asks if Shane's car is still at the garage; she says it's back home, as Bea has finished working on it.
NED: She find anything else wrong with it?
YASHVI: What is with your car safety obsession?
NED: I'm not obsessed with car safety; I'm obsessed with your safety. Besides, I don't want you stranded on the side of the road when your dad's crappy car breaks down.
YASHVI: Well, that's why we have this handy tech device called a phone!
While Ned orders food for them, Toadie comes in, on a phone call to Terese. He's updating her about the Buddy Club gun incident, and Ned overhears. After the call, Toadie starts telling him all about what happened.
David and Elly are in the back yard with a visiting Harlow. David's telling them both about what happened at Buddy Club. It turns out Harlow's here to talk over her career options; David asks if she's more interested in psychology or psychiatry. Harlow says she's interested in human behaviour.
DAVID: It factors into both. Psychologists help patients by talking through their problems and forming behavioural strategies -
HARLOW: That's what I want to do. Look, I want to know why people do the things that they do.
DAVID: Does this have something to do with your dad?
HARLOW: Yeah, absolutely. I want to understand why he's done some of the things he's done. And I want to help him, and I want to help people like him, and... people that he's hurt.
ELLY: That's a really noble goal.
Elly advises that Harlow will need a really high ATAR, and suggests she swap one of her current subjects for psychology, as it will give her a solid foundation. It's only a week into Year 12, so Elly's sure Harlow will be able to switch. Harlow has another idea of where she can turn for some extra guidance...
Susan and Karl are bickering, while Finn and Bea hang out on the sofa. Karl has been using the gardening as an excuse to earwig on Dipi and Gary in No 26.
SUSAN: Whatever's going on in that house is none of your business!
Harlow turns up, and asks Susan if she can swap geography for psychology at school. Susan says this should be okay. Harlow also asks Finn if he'd consider tutoring her.
FINN: Me? Have you thought about Elly?
HARLOW: Well, you know, you have a really unique perspective. And I really want to gain an idea of the relationship between practitioner and patient. Come on, Finn, please. You said you'd help me.
FINN: Well, I said I'd be happy to answer a few questions. But this is more than that. Plus, I'm not allowed to work with people your age.
KARL: (...) I think if you're both supervised, that would be acceptable to everyone.
Susan agrees, but Finn says he isn't qualified - and Harlow's future could hinge on her marks. But Harlow continues to beg. Susan and Karl say they are happy to chaperone tomorrow morning, so Finn agrees.
Kyle has bought Caden, the boy who brought the gun to Buddy Club, a milkshake, and they are waiting for Caden's dad to arrive to pick him up.
CADEN: Is he mad?
KYLE: He's worried. I bet he never expected to get a call that his kid had found a gun.
CADEN: I didn't know it was real.
KYLE: I know you didn't. I didn't think it was real either. I nearly wet myself when it went off! Okay, maybe I did, a little. But it's alright, mate. The police know that it was all an accident.
CADEN: I'm not scared of them.
KYLE: Well, who, then? Is it your folks?
CADEN: My sister.
KYLE: Why would you be afraid of your sister?
KYLE: Caden, you told the police that you found the gun - is that true?
KYLE: But not in the bushes?
CADEN: It was in her car.
KYLE: Mate, what was your sister doing with a gun in her car?
Later, Toadie, David and Finn are discussing the gun incident. Finn wonders whether the council will shut down Buddy Club or the foundation; but Toadie says all the parents know it was a freak accident, and the kids are keen to keep attending. Kyle comes in; he's been at the police station and explains that Caden found the gun in his sister's car.
KYLE: It's not a normal gun. It was made on one of those 3D printers (...) Untraceable and undetectable. Scary to think about.
FINN: So, what, this girl just printed a working, plastic gun?
KYLE: I left the cop shop before the cops could get hold of her. But her dad reckons they don't even own a 3D printer.
TOADIE: Then, where the hell did she get it from?
The following morning, Bea, Elly and Aster are at the tram for coffee. Bea tells Elly about Harlow's tutoring sessions with Finn; he was up late preparing and making flashcards.
ELLY: I hope he's not putting too much pressure on himself.
BEA: Oh, he's just excited. And a little bit nervous (...) I just hope it's just about the tutoring for Harlow.
ELLY: What else would it be about?
BEA: Well, I'm just a little bit worried that she might want to make him a case study, so she can understand her dad a bit more. That's the whole reason why she wants to become a psychologist.
ELLY: I think it'd be weird if it didn't come up. But Harlow's a smart girl. She knows her boundaries.
BEA: Yeah, I guess. And Finn really wants to be a teacher. I just want it to go really well for him.
Elly says she's sure Bea and Finn are stressing about nothing.
Susan and Karl are impressed with the amount of preparation Finn has done for his session with Harlow. Susan suggests that he try not to be too prescriptive with Harlow; it might be easiest to take her lead.
FINN: I'm trying too hard, aren't I? I just want to give it a hundred percent. For Harlow.
SUSAN: Finn, Finn - relax! You'll be great.
At this point, Harlow arrives - she's been reading up on the first chapter of her textbook, and they agree to go through it together.
Yashvi is still anxiously awaiting her exam results. Ned encourages her to relax.
YASHVI: Oh, yeah? Have any ideas?
They kiss, but then Ned gets a text from 'Z' - Zenin. 'Your lawyer's been talking the cops,' it says. 'We had a deal.' Ned suddenly makes an excuse to leave, saying he forgot he needs to help Toadie with something. A frustrated Yashvi goes back to checking her phone for word from the police academy.
Finn is testing Harlow on psychology vocab. Susan and Karl decide to head out into the garden. Finn isn't sure that's a good idea, but they say he has everything under control. Harlow is struggling with the vocab, but Finn says he can tell that when she sets her mind to something, she gets it done. They move onto the next section.
HARLOW (reading): Psychological understanding is the basis of human behaviour, and the relationship between internal and external factors.
FINN: And what do you think that means?
HARLOW: Well, it's like, nature versus nurture. It's whether a person's behaviour is predetermined by DNA, or their upbringing, or an influence of something that's happened to them.
FINN: I couldn't have said it better myself. Well done.
HARLOW: Thanks. I was actually looking into it.
FINN: Because of your dad?
HARLOW: Yeah. Whenever I see him, I just can't help but think why he is the way he is. Whether it's to do with DNA, or the relationship he has with Grandad.
FINN: David and I have been talking about that, too.
HARLOW: What's your take on it?
FINN: Well, every case is different. In my case, external factors seem to have had the most... the biggest impact on how I turned out.
HARLOW: So, did you have a positive childhood, before you were exposed to trauma?
FINN: Well, that's a... hard one to answer. I do have some wonderful memories with my brother.
HARLOW: But not with your parents? I mean, did either of them display psychopathic tendencies?
Finn looks a bit rattled by the line of questioning, and suggests they avoid case studies for now and stick to the theory.
Finn is walking along pensively, and takes a seat on a bench. He looks troubled, and takes a scrap of paper from his wallet. He examines it, then looks conflicted.
Constable Doughty has just finished interviewing Toadie and Kyle about the gun incident, and leaves just as Ned comes in. He's curious about why the police have come here rather than to the Community Centre, where the foundation is based; Toadie says it was just more convenient. He tells Ned that the police are still trying to catch up to Caden's sister, and that it was a 3D-printed gun.
KYLE: There can't be that many chicks called Greta Hutchins in the system, though?
NED: ... Greta?
KYLE: Yeah. You know her?
NED: No. No, just a weird name.
But Ned's reaction has made Kyle suspicious...
Ned is reading about the process of 3D-printing guns on his phone. Suddenly he hears a scream from behind him, and panics - but he's relieved to see it's only Yashvi screaming with excitement.
YASHVI: I just got into the academy. I'm gonna be a cop!
NED: Oh, that's great.
YASHVI: 'That's great'? What? This is, like, the biggest news of my life!
Ned tries again!
NED: Oh, my god, I am so proud of you! You had in the bag.
They hug, and Yashvi goes to buy some champagne from the bar to celebrate. Bea comes in, and Yashvi excitedly tells her the news - they hug and jump around. But Ned looks worried.
Harlow is telling David and Elly how well her session with Finn went, when Finn himself turns up. He seems awkward when he sees Harlow there, and says he just came for a cuddle with Aster. Elly says she's gone down for a nap, but says Finn can wait if he wants. But Finn says it's okay, and goes to make a hasty exit.
However, sensing something's wrong, Elly follows him and asks if all is okay. He insists he's fine.
ELLY: It's just, you don't normally come over unexpectedly to see me or Aster. We decided that. I dunno - did something... bad happen today?
FINN: This is something I should probably discuss with my girlfriend or my doctor.
Elly offers to take Harlow inside so that Finn can speak to David. But he again insists it's fine.
ELLY: Finn - whatever it is, I hope you're okay.
Finn leaves, and Elly rejoins the others.
Kyle and Ned are discussing Yashvi's police academy success, and agree she'll be a good cop.
NED: It's hard to get anything past her, that's for sure.
Toadie appears; he's just had an update from the police. Apparently, there's a task force investigating a gang that's been printing 3D guns, and so it's possible this one came from them. But as they head into the law office to talk about it, Toadie finds the door unlocked, and the office trashed!
TOADIE: Who the hell's been in here?
Ned looks worried.
Finn gets home, and Bea says she's been trying to call him; he explains he went for a walk and must have left his phone on silent.
SUSAN: Is everything okay? You took off so quickly after the tutoring session, we didn't get a chance to talk about it.
BEA: Yeah, and Susan said you crushed it.
FINN: Yeah, Harlow seemed to get a lot out of it.
FINN: But I don't think being a tutor for Harlow is a good idea (...) She started asking questions about me and my history.
SUSAN: Oh, Finn.
BEA: She's not trying to make you a case study, is she?
FINN: No. Questions came up in context about what we were talking about, and I figured they would. I thought I was gonna be okay with it (...) She was asking about whether my condition ran in the family. And it got me thinking about someone I hadn't thought about in a while.
FINN: My dad.
Kyle sees Ned talking to young Caden in the courtyard.
NED: So she got it from a guy in a van? ... And that's it - that's all you saw?
As Kyle approaches, Caden runs away.
KYLE: Mate, what are you doing hassling him?
NED: I wasn't hassling him.
KYLE: You know his sister, don't you?
NED: She was involved in the fight club I was in (...) I can trust a Canning, can't I? Look, there's this guy named Zenin, he's been threatening me and Vee. He thinks I saw something at the fight club.
KYLE: Saw what?
NED: I have no idea. You know, I thought the letter would've put him off.
KYLE: What letter?
NED: I forged a letter from Toadie, and I gave it to Zenin, to try and get him off my back. Then I get a text, right - Zenin knows that Toadie's been speaking to the cops. Next minute, his office gets broken into.
KYLE: Ned, how dodgy is this guy?
NED: I think he tampered with Vee's car as well. Look, if that thing had caught alight, then she could've been killed. The cops think there's a gang printing these guns, alright? And Zenin keeps talking about how I'm messing with... with them. Zenin thinks I know he's printing the guns!
Coming up on Neighbours
- Chloe tells Pierce she deserves this job, and has a plan to prove it
- Elly asks Chloe, 'how do you do that?'
- Jane Harris is back in Erinsborough
- But Terese tells Paul she thinks it's odd Jane's turned up out of the blue and is acting strangely
- Susan tells Finn not to rush into this, but he says now it's out there he can't stop thinking about it
- Zenin meets Ned down an alleyway, and tells him he could kill three birds with one stone
- Zenin asks Kyle who gave him his number