- Ned being informed that thing are serious with the police as they aren't investigating just a missing person anymore.
- Ned unsure of the "help" Paul is offering him.
- Ned adamant that Scarlett is setting him up.
- Yashvi despondent that Ned went to meet Scarlett when he promised he wouldn't.
- Sheila reconfirming with Clive that its over between them.
- Levi trying to get Sheila to put what happened with Levi's records in the past.
- Given Sheila still loves Clive, Kyle thinks 'extreme measures' are now required.
- Kyle getting his Gran home on the pretence Clive is kidnapping her gnomes!
- Sheila not following the plan of getting back with Clive.
- Kyle having an accident after trying to stop the BBQ from falling over.
A very much in pain Kyle follows his Gran's advice to keep his arm under the running tap trying to deal with his burn. Clive has followed them into the house and is not getting any sympathy from Sheila for his injury (a sprained wrist) and instead the pair start having a go at each other, before it is decided that Kyle needs a trip to the hospital.
A simple action of using a knife to make a sandwich causes Ned to have a flashback to him being in the maze - we see him, pallet knife in hand, trying to find Scarlett. Angrily, he yells "you made me do this," and his actions look like he is about to put the knife into her. Cue coming back to present day when the knife lands onto the kitchen surface.
"Morning butterfingers," Paul says as he hears the knife drop as he heads towards the kitchen after coming downstairs. When he gets to the kitchen, he can see Ned is still having issues, so suggests he goes to see his counsellor. We hear that he's having issues at work too with folk cancelling, not helped by it being the main news story on the West Warratah Star website.
Ned then gets a summons from the police to appear for another interview, so Paul rearranges his plans so that he can accompany him to the station.
Clive and Beverly are very civil towards one another when they run into each other in the corridor. Sheila interrupts (again all very civil and polite with Beverly) to ask how Kyle is and Clive informs her that he has some nasty 2nd degree burns but will be okay to head home soon.
Given she is a captive audience (especially once Beverly heads off), he brings up what he was around at #26 for, prior to the incident that brings them to the hospital.
CLIVE: I think you were just on the brink of saying you would take me back.
SHEILA: No I wasn't.
"You have no idea what I was going to say," she points out to him but Clive isn't giving him, especially as they both know that there is still love there between them. "I think you're reading far too much into it," she says, trying to let him down gently.
Levi is the one doing the interview today, Yashvi is sitting it out. After the formalities are done for the tape, Levi informs Ned that a senior detective is now going to be handling the case. However before that happens, Levi tries to see if Ned has remembered anything more but he hasn't. Ned is told that his phone pinged 2 masts along the Great Ocean Road so Ned must have driven his car... but Levi then follows it up by saying that clothing Scarlett wore that night was found on one of the beaches along that stretch of road.
LEVI: The coat appeared to be slashed and the fabric discoloured...possibly with blood.
NED: Which means what?
LEVI: We'll know more once the forensics are back, but at this point, we can't rule out homicide. If it turns out to match Scarlett's blood, in your boot and your knife at the maze, I'd say you were in deep trouble.
Harlow is more than happy to be home but the happy reunion with everyone will need to wait as everyone is out, with Terese trying not to think about "worse case scenarios" given where Ned (and Paul) are at.
Bea arrives to check in with Ned and hears that he is down at the station, and given he is the main suspect, they can question him as many times as they want apparently. Everyone is in agreement that it is unfair and can see that Scarlett is setting him up, but Terese points out that Ned will just need to co-operate until the police can prove otherwise.
Roxy is updating Kyle on Ned being at the station when Clive pops in to see how the lad is doing. After a mutual round of thanks, the conversation gets around to Sheila and Clive admits that he isn't going to give up hope of getting her back. Roxy suggests that he tries to convince Sheila he's moved on so she is the one fighting to get him back and volunteers her services to help him do that.
"I wouldn't be booking any get-away trips for the time being," Levi strongly suggests after escorting Ned and Paul out of the station. "I wasn't planning on it," Ned replies back as Levi bids them farewell (and reminds them that a senior detective will be running the case) before returning to the station.
"This is not good," Paul says to Ned now that they are alone and Ned knows that. To try and help the lad, Paul is going to contact his PI to see if he has any luck finding Scarlett as neither believe she could have "disappeared into thin air."
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Out in the veranda, Jane isn't quite convinced that she and Clive can pull off being a couple to try and fool Sheila, as per Roxy's suggestion. Right enough, Sheila isn't fooled when she comes out to collect the empties. Clive isn't giving up on the idea yet, he just needs to find someone that can get "right under her skin."
"It's out of my control," Yashvi tries to explain to Bea when she comes into the station trying to get her to see reason that Ned wouldn't do anything to Scarlett. Levi gets it from her too when he overhears them talking and tries to intervene.
Given Kyle is somewhat incapacitated, Sheila informs Levi that he will need to help out more around the house. Kyle is quick to change the conversation back to his Gran and Clive, trying to warn her that she will regret it if he does move on. Unlike Kyle, Levi wants her to come clean, afterall he forgave her and is sure Clive will too but she isn't impressed at the boys discussing her love life!
SHEILA: It's my choice, and I made it for many reasons. And I really hope that Clive finds love again but it won't be with me.
Clive is now trying to persuade Beverly to be his partner in crime to win Sheila's back, and offers (as payment) to let her go to a medical conference in place of him.
BEVERLY: You know, some women might be offended about their ex trying to bribe them into going on a date.
CLIVE: It's not like that. It's just that Sheila really dislikes you.
BEVERLY: Oh that makes it sound so much better!
The thought of a business class, all expenses paid trip to Noumea has Beverly giving up her afternoon off to help Clive out.
Ned has been to see his lawyer and is updating the family (Paul, Terese and Roxy) with what she said - that the police do have a strong case against him. Paul thinks they should start preparing as charges could be laid at any moment. "Sounds like we're doing everything we can," Terese comments after Paul explains that the barrister is good (and has an entire team working on behalf of Ned) and that he has the PI working on it too, in case the police missed anything.
Ned then mentions that he's talking to a friend about removing his tattoos - given that is how Scarlett found them (via Fandangle) they are now tainted. "Whatever you want to do, we'll support you," Terese replies with the others nodding their approval too.
Roxy then wonders if Scarlett has changed her appearance too - given how she has managed to evade everyone so far. We hear Paul say it's a possibility and while the others discuss it somewhat muted, the audience is focused on Ned having another flashback - this time we see him having gotten out of the maze and is back at his car where his hands are covered in blood. When he comes back to the present, because his phone has bleeped - its news that he has won the Osbourne Prize... "with the painting of the woman that's ruining my life."
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Clive and Beverly confirm how their plan is going to work although she warns that if she's covered in red wine or manure the flights will need to be upgraded to first class!
When Sheila does spot them, she isn't at all phased and indeed heads inside to organise a couple of glasses of red wine for them! "For the table... not your dress this time," she is quick to confirm before leaving them to it. Both are dumbfounded over how Sheila didn't react like they thought she would!
Ned is surprised to see Yashvi enter the house but she is round to talk to him about the case... but off the record admits that she doesn't think he hurt Scarlett.
YASHVI: I know what she's like and there's a good chance that she's just orchestrating all the evidence herself.
NED: Yes. Yeah.
YASHVI: But more importantly, I know what you're like and I know that you wouldn't hurt her. And even if its self-defence, or an accident, I know that you'd tell me.
Ned looks almost stunned at her admission but does say to her that it "means a lot." She isn't sure if he wanted her to say this to him earlier, so he confirms that it is "appreciated." "I just needed to get my head around it all," she admits and promises him that she will "get to the bottom of it."
NED: I don't want you risking your career for me.
YASHVI: No, I won't do anything stupid, the detective is in charge of everything anyway. But, I'm going to do my best to clear your name.
NED: So, does that mean you're ready to talk about us? Where we stand?
YASHVI: I'm just focused on proving your innocence. That's my priority.
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Clive has hung around until Sheila has finished her shift and when she exits the bar, admits that Jane and Beverly were set ups to "get a reaction." "To make me jealous?" she asks somewhat confused because he doesn't "play those sorts of games."
CLIVE: I know. It was childish. I was at my wits end but I can see that you're not going to change your mind, so I'll leave you alone from this point on.
Sheila thanks him and as she goes to walk away, he stops her to ask that she at least give him an explanation. She reassures him that he didn't do anything wrong, "I did" then goes on to tell him about changing Levi's report so that he got the all clear. The penny now drops with Clive over why Levi wanted a second opinion and Sheila acknowledges that she "went too far" this time hence why he "deserves better."
CLIVE: I don't know what to say.
SHEILA: Just tell me. Am I right? Would you have ended things with me?
CLIVE: Yes. You're right, it's over.
Paul, Terese and Harlow are sitting round the table chatting about how well the lass' trip to New York was when Ned arrives in the sunroom. The ladies depart to allow the boys to talk about what the lawyer said to them, but before they get that, Paul is thrilled to hear that Yashvi is in his corner as its good to have an ally (even if she is just a junior officer) in the force. Ned isn't sure that Yashvi can save him though and is told to "stay positive" by Paul.
NED: Paul, there is something that I haven't told you. You know I've been having nightmares?
NED: They started happening during the day too.
PAUL: What do you mean by that?
NED: I think I'm remembering.
PAUL: Remembering what exactly?
NED: I was so angry that night Paul. Angrier than I've ever been. I think it might be true, I think I did do something to Scarlett.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Ned having a session with Beverly.
- Levi remarking that he will celebrate if Levi clears his name.
- Ned about to tell Yashvi his plans.
- Ned with a pair of handcuffs on!