Previously on Neighbours
- Shane is back from rehab
- Kyle urges Ned to close his Fandangle account, but he says he needs the money
- Sheila finds Levi having a seizure
- Levi admits to Sheila that his seizures have never gone away
- Susan, Yashvi, Rich and Mackenzie being held up by Dax at the school.
- Dax hits Richie with a baton
- Mackenzie is hit with a taser and Susan resuscitates her
- Dax is brought down
Mackenzie is being stretchered away by ambulance people (who are briefed by Karl). Karl tells a shocked Susan that they'd better get home.
Ned is taking more bookings. He tells Roxy off for using his laptop to search for takeaway.
Ned is going to the Hive to paint, saying he feels more creative at night. Roxy says the picture of him on the cake is very creative(!) She also sees Ned's naked photos and is a bit shocked.
Dipi is anxiously waiting for news about Mackenzie. She talks to Yashvi on the phone and says Mackenzie could be brain damaged. She wonders if she should call Shane. Yashvi rolls her eyes to hear that SHane has quit rehab.
Susan is very worried about Mackenzie and Karl tells her calm down. She tells him off for rushing into a hostage scenario. Karl says that Susan saved Mackenzie's life.
Shane has arrived. He tells Dipi off for not calling him sooner. A row ensues. Finally, Dipi tells Shane that the doctors have told her that Mackenzie is fine. She is going in to see Mackenzie and tells Shane to go home. He stalks off.
Yashvi and Ned are chatting about Mackenie. Yashvi isn't terribly happy about Shane skipping rehab. Tomorrow, she's going to try to get her suspension lifted - now that Dax is exposed.
Roxy comes in and tells them that Levi had a good reason for not providing backup to Yashvi - Kyle has just phoned her.
Dipi is visiting Mackenzie. Mackenzie tearfully tells her that it was dark at the school and she didn't know where she was. Dipi explains that Mackenzie went into cardiac arrest, but she's OK now.
Levi is explaining his epilepsy to Yashvi. She's not terribly happy that he kept it secret.
In the kitchen, Clive tells Sheila that Levi seems fine now. He looks at Levi's medication and notices that they don't have the right stamp.
LEVI:(shocked) Dax must have switched them.
SHEILA: Does he know about your epilepsy?
LEVI: He tried to blackmail me over it.
CLIVE: These could be vitamin pills for all we know. So I'll get them tested and I'll need you to come down the hospital in the morning so we can take some bloods, OK? I mean, your seizures could be due to your withdrawal from your regular meds.
YASHVI: If Dax knows about this, he's not goign to keep quiet about it now.
LEVI: If he doesn't say anything, it's time I did. I need to come clean. Even if that means losing my job.
The Hive, the following morning
Roxy has brought Ned a coffee on her way to the hospital. Ned tells her that Shane is back from rehab.
Ned gets a text saying he has to pay the balance for the exhibition or lose his deposit. Roxy jokes that he could do some more bum cakes!
He shows her his latest request and what he has to do. We don't see what it is.
ROXY: That is quite the request.
Mackenzie is on the phone to Yashvi, telling her she's feeling a bit better. Richie has appparently got a few broken ribs. They also talk about Dax being on "mega-charges" and Shane being back.
MACKENZIE: After everything that's happened, him wanting to be here for us has got to be a good thing, right?
Shane tells Dipi he's going to see Mackenzie this morning, but she wants to talk instead.
DIPI: I've called your rehab facility to ask if you can be re-admitted.
DIPI: The insurance won't cover it because you discharged yourself, but I'm willing to suck it up and pay the full price.
SHANE: I'm not.
DIPI: I think it's worth it.
SHANE: I don't. And it's not because of the cost of the thing, Yashvi and Mackenzie have been through hell, you and me are...I need to be with my family.
DIPI: I've told you, over and over, all your family wants is for you to get well. That is all we need right now.
SHANE: Yeah, and I've done the hard yards in that place, I've learnt everything I need to learn.
DIPI: In theory, but in practice...?
SHANE: It's got to happen sooner or later!
DIPI: It's too soon! Those facilities know what they're doing. There is a reason why those programmes go for a month.
SHANE: OK. I know what the danger signs are now. And, if I feel myself slipping, I will go back. But I'm ready. I know I am.
Dipi just shakes her head.
Ned is on the phone to the exhibition venue. Roxy tries to look at Ned's portrait of Paul which is under a sheet, but he shoos her off.
ROXY: I know it's going to be just as good as the Mona Lisa. Except...moanier(!)
Ned is worried about the exhibition space. Then he sees a message from his subscriber, offering a lot more money.
NED: I mean...imagine having that. That would cover my costs at the exhibition and...let me focus on my art for what...a year?
He is torn...maybe he should do the video. Roxy says it's his body and he can do what he wants with it.
Police station (Outside)
Yashvi tells Bea that her suspension from the police has been lifted. But Levi's status is uncertain. Bea admits that Levi and Bea are not together after all and explains about the day she went to get his epilepsy medication. But now she can put it all behind her.
Dipi thanks Susan for saving Mackenzie's life. Susan is surprised to see Shane but advises Dipi that ultimately people have to steer their own course.
At a table, Shane is on the phone to Sheila, trying to arrange some work shifts. She tells him it's too soon for him.
Levi tells Bea that his job is under review. They decide to stop pretending about their relationship and go back to being friends.
Shane is cross that Sheila won't roster him on. Dipi carefully tells him that she believes him that he wants to be there for the family - but what if the addiction is stronger than his good intentions. Shane understands her worry, but says he's determined.
SHANE: After everything that happened...I don't deserve your trust. But I'm begging you, please...give me a chance to prove that I can do this.
DIPI: ...OK. I'll give you a chance to do it your way.
SHANE: Thank you. You won't regret it.
DIPI: I hope I won't. But you're on notice. Don't let us down again.
Roxy and Kyle are talking about Ned's online video. Kyle isn't happy about Ned doing it. Ned comes up and says he's done the video.
NED: I don't need your praise and I don't need your judgement. I send it, got paid and that's it. I'm on private commission. Now I focus on this place, my exhibition and my career. But please, don't tell Yashvi? Leave that to me.
Kyle just rolls his eyes in disbelief.
Outside the Hive, later
Yashvi tells Ned about her suspension being lifted. He offers to take her out for a celebration tonight, but looks conflicted.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Shane tells Roxy that she'll have to get in line to have a go at him.
- Jane asks Nicolette if she wants to have children with Chloe.
- Hendrix tells Rosie that Toadie could lose everything.