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Neighbours Episode 8526 from 2020 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 8526
Australian airdate: 30/12/20
UK airdate: 28/01/21
Writer: Daniel Papas
Director: Jonathon Dutton
Guests: Amy Greenwood: Jacinta Stapleton
Des Clarke: Paul Keane
Summary/Images by: Liam/Graham
- Yashvi tells Shane it's nice to see him and Dipi getting along
- Later, Yashvi tells Dipi that Shane seemed happy the two of them were getting closer again
- Dipi admits to Yashvi and Ned that she wants to give her marriage with Shane another try
- But her plans to talk to him about it are derailed, when Shane admits to kissing Amy
- Dipi admits to Yashvi she didn't think Shane would move on
- Yashvi tells Dipi she's allowed to be upset, but Dipi replies that she isn't
- Roxy tells Kyle about the 'Best Dish of Erinsborough' contest; Kyle wants to enter The 82
- Jane tells Clive she hates hurting Sheila, but wants them to have the best possible chance
- Roxy tells Sheila that Jane's great love is Des, not Clive
- Sheila phones Des, saying she has some 'interesting information about Jane Harris'
Lassiter's Complex
Sheila tells Roxy that she has phoned Des, and asked him to come to Erinsborough - and he's getting on a flight tonight!
ROXY: Sheila, he is probably freaking out right now!
SHEILA: Oh, no, I told him not to worry (...) I just wanted to thank you for the great idea.
Sheila rushes off, saying hello to Kyle, Levi and Bea who are approaching as she leaves. Kyle remarks to Roxy that Sheila seemed like she was in a better mood. Roxy tells them about Sheila having summoned Des to Erinsborough so he could spend some time with Jane.
LEVI: That's because you lied about Jane wanting to be with Des!
ROXY: I didn't lie. I speculated.
KYLE: Babe, it doesn't matter what you call it. You knew Gran was off the rocker already! You just had to go and poke the bear, didn't ya?!
ROXY: Yeah, I know, and I'm sorry.
Bea seems to have changed her tune since yesterday's episode, declaring that if she were Clive, 'I'd be happier with fun Sheila in the long run - no offence to Jane'.
ROXY: Truth hurts! Des is definitely more Jane's vibe.
Bea suggests they should just sit back and hope for the best...
Toadie calls at Amy's hotel room, and is a little surprised and bemused to see Shane siting on the bed - he's caught them mid-argument about which of them is the better inventor!
SHANE: So, you really think you invented the salad spinner, do you?
AMY: Well, I didn't know that it existed when I came up with it. So, yeah!
Toadie has come to check on progress with the lip-sync event, but remarks that it doesn't look like they're getting much done. Amy does have some good news, though; they've managed to secure The Waterhole as a venue for it, free of charge thanks to Terese. The condition, though, is that Lassiter's gets a share of the publicity, and is allowed to choose the host.
TOADIE: Okay. Well, I guess that's something - one less thing for you guys to get distracted from.
AMY: Oh, well, sorry, Mr Toad (!)
SHANE (Cockney accent): Yeah, sorry, Mr Toad! Please don't tell me mum I've been playin' up!
AMY: Your mum! Oh, we need to get Angie in on the lip-sync battle. That would be epic!
Bemused by their casual repartee, Toadie decides to leave Amy and Shane to it. Shane promises he'll be back home in a while to take a look at the faulty washing machine, just as soon as they've worked out a list of performers for the event.
AMY: Otherwise known as the brave suckers ready to take on Ange and Big Kev!
Toadie still looks bemused, and a little suspicious, as he leaves them, still sitting on the bed together.
No 32
The following day, Clive and Jane are discussing their plans for the day over breakfast. Clive wants to go for a walk in the Pavilion and through the gardens, 'then hit up the antique shops'. Jane says she couldn't think of anything better. They agree it's a glorious day.
CLIVE: And I think it deserves a selfie.
JANE: Umm, okay. But maybe not post it, in case Sheila sees it?
CLIVE: Yeah... we're not hiding anymore, are we? I mean, wasn't it your idea that we're out in the open?
Jane reluctantly agrees, but says they should avoid the photo being 'too romantic'. Clive takes a picture of them posing together, then begins to type a caption.
CLIVE: 'Clive and Jane forever!'
JANE: What did I just say?!
CLIVE: Just joking.
Instead, they agree on, 'Nice day for a morning walk at the Pavilion'.
CLIVE: What about a unicorn emoji? What does that actually mean?
JANE: I don't know.
CLIVE: Alright, I'll stick it in anyway.
Jane chuckles as Clive publishes the post.
Harold's Café
Toadie comes in and finds Dipi waiting for Shane; she's suggested he pop in for breakfast. But Toadie explains that Shane has gone to see Amy at the hotel. Seeing Dipi's concern, Toadie quickly adds that they're working on the lip-sync event together.
DIPI: ... Yeah, of course. I'm sure there's lots to cover.
TOADIE: Yeah. It is a beast. So, breakfast... you and Shane...
But before Toadie can dig for any information, Shane himself arrives, apologising for being late. He asks Dipi what she wanted to chat about. She claims she wanted to tell him about the 'Best Dish in Erinsborough' competition, for which she needs some 'guinea pigs'.
SHANE: Guinea pig? Hmm, not sure how that's gonna fly with the judges!
TOADIE: Yeah, I'd stick with chicken or beef.
Dipi tells them both to sit down, saying she'll bring something out for them to taste-test. Once she's gone, Toadie remarks that Dipi seems 'a little off' since he mentioned that Shane was with Amy.
SHANE: Ah. Well, maybe she's a little bit weird about the kiss.
TOADIE: Did you kiss Dipi?
SHANE: No. Amy. I kissed Amy. Which... it was nothing. She had a win with the uniforms, we were buzzing - it was a one-off.
TOADIE: And Dipi knows?
SHANE: Yep, I told her.
TOADIE: Well, then, that's a hundred percent what she's upset about, you doofus!
SHANE: Nah, nah. It's got to be something else. Whatever, she's feeling, it's not upset. She was totally cool.
TOADIE: Really? How does that make you feel?
SHANE: Can't say it doesn't sting. Had a bit of hope over Chrissie. Felt like we were getting closer. But, uh, she's clearly not interested.
TOADIE: Do you regret kissing Amy?
SHANE: It was a mistake.
TOADIE: Right. Well, you know, from what I saw last night, you guys have got a bit of chemistry. And now this...
SHANE: Nah, we're just mates (...) Yes, okay, I... I like Amy. There's something there. I dunno what to do. Just in general. I have absolutely no clue.
TOADIE: ... My advice is don't do anything. You know, not until you can work out just how you feel, and what it is that you want.
No 26
In the garden, Sheila is feeding Gary the Pigeon, when Levi and Bea emerge from the house.
SHEILA: I've been up since the crack of dawn, couldn't sleep. Bit nervous about what I'm gonna say to Des.
Levi tells her just to be straight with him, and not embellish what Roxy told her.
LEVI: Most importantly, do not lie.
SHEILA: Why do I need to lie, when the truth is the truth? I mean, Roxy told me that Jane really regrets ending things with Des. I've just got to get him to say the same thing.
Bea and Levi look awkward. Sheila rushes off to meet Des.
LEVI: This is going to be a disaster.
BEA: Well, maybe. But you said you'd stay out of it. Des is here now, so we may as well just hope for the best, right?
LEVI: I guess, I guess. Do you know what today is?
BEA: Uh... as a matter of fact, yes I do! It is National Bacon Day today.
LEVI: What?! No!
BEA: Yes, it is. In America, it is. And Karl observes it; it's on our calendar at home.
LEVI: I'm building your billy cart today!
BEA (excited): Oh! (...) Did you have any trouble finding the little mini mag wheels?
LEVI (worried): Mag wheels?
BEA: Yeah.
LEVI: They weren't on the instructions, Bea.
BEA: Uh, are you kidding?! Okay, well, then, we're gonna have to lower the suspension. (bursts out laughing) I'm joking! I'm joking. I'm gonna love anything you build.
Lassiter's Complex
Des has arrived, and meets up with Sheila outside the pub, eager to learn why she's insisted he come.
DES: What's going on with Jane? Is she okay?
SHEILA: Oh, yes, she's fine.
DES: Then why am I here?
SHEILA: Well, it's a matter of the heart.
DES: Her ticker's playing up?!
SHEILA: Oh, no, no, nothing like that. Nothing to worry about.
DES: I haven't stopped worrying since you called me! What... what's the big mystery?
SHEILA: You really do care about Jane, don't you?
DES: Would I have flown across the country at the drop of a hat if I didn't?!
SHEILA: Oh, you're a good man, Des! Why don't you sit down? I'll get us a couple of drinks, and then I'll explain everything!
A bewildered Des takes a seat.
Toadie has come to talk to Amy in her room. She claims she's been 'very productive' in terms of organising the lip-sync contest, but he's spotted the pot of nail varnish she's hiding behind her back!
AMY: It was just a touch-up.
But she has finalised the list of performers, she explains.
AMY: Now all I need is for them to say yes.
TOADIE: Well, I've got no doubt that you will manage that.
AMY: Haha. Same.
Toadie stares at her awkwardly.
AMY: Was there anything else?
TOADIE: ... Yes. I, umm... I need to speak to you about, uh, you and Shane kissing, and what that means for Shane and Dipi.
AMY: Oh. Okay.
TOADIE: What they're going through right now - it is messy, but you should know that there is a chance that they will get through this.
AMY: Oh. Umm... Shane said that Dipi was okay with our little moment. I kind of gathered that it was over between them.
TOADIE: Yeah. No, I, umm... I saw Dipi earlier. And I don't think that she is as fine as what she's letting on.
AMY: Oh. Okay.
TOADIE: Yeah. Look, wherever they both are right now, they've still got a long way to go, and, umm... I would hate for Shane to get involved with anything that would end up hurting him, or you.
AMY: Okay. Umm, it's a little dramatic, isn't it? Like, it was just a little smooch. It was hardly a commitment ceremony.
TOADIE: Yeah. No, it was just - you know, I saw you guys last night, and, umm... Just giving you a heads-up, that's all.
The conversation ends awkwardly, and Toadie leaves the room. Amy looks conflicted.
No 26
In the garden, as Kyle and Bea watch, Levi is trying to get started on the billy cart, but declares the instructions 'dodge as'.
LEVI: The pictures don't match the words.
KYLE: Yeah, mate, you might want to turn it around. It's upside-down.
LEVI: I know! I'm just checking it out from different angles, you know?
Bea already looks a bit weary of the process! While Levi continues to puzzle over the instructions, Kyle tells her he's decided to enter The 82 for the Best Dish of Erinsborough competition.
BEA: Nice one, are you gonna do the roo pies?
KYLE: No, Dad's snags. With the mushroom sauce?
BEA: Yeah, way better. That dish is delish! And it's a very nice tribute to your dad.
KYLE: Yeah, Dad was pretty proud of it. But, the only problem is, it was a secret recipe (...) Gran saved the last batch for me. It's in the freezer down at the pub. So, I'll go cook them up, and have a taste test.
LEVI: Cous, how long have those snags been sitting in the freezer for?
KYLE: Oh, 'bout seven months, I guess? Dad deserves a bit of glory! No pain, no gain. Right, cous?
But Levi is too ensconced with the billy cart. Kyle walks off, and Bea chuckles as Levi ponders over his Herculean task.
Lassiter's Complex
Des is with Sheila, trying to make sense of what she's been telling him.
DES: So, Jane told you she was still hung up on me?
SHEILA: Not Jane, actually. But I have it on very good authority.
DES: That doesn't make any sense. We tied up all the loose ends last time I flew over. As far as I know, nothing's changed.
SHEILA: Oh, I think I know better. Otherwise I wouldn't have called you over here!
DES: You do realise you could have settled this by calling me on the blower? Saved a bloke a potential heart attack? (...) This is just like a rerun of when Paul dragged me over for the expo.
SHEILA: And how did that turn out?
DES: Jane and I got hitched.
SHEILA: Exactly!
DES: Then we busted up!
SHEILA: Yeah, but Jane thinks that's a mistake.
DES: I need to talk to Jane.
SHEILA (abrupt): No.
DES: Why not?
SHEILA: Because. Because... this is a delicate situation, and I don't want you going in there all guns blazing and making a mess of things.
Roxy has appeared in the background, and is gesturing to try and get Sheila's attention. Sheila gets up on the pretext of fetching more drinks, and goes over to talk to Roxy. She explains she's only told Des half of the story so far, and not that Jane and Clive have hooked up.
SHEILA: He almost had conniptions when he thought something was really wrong with Jane. And I will bet my sweet bippy that he wants her just as much as she wants him.
ROXY: I don't know if she wants him.
SHEILA: Excuse me?!
ROXY: I'm not a hundred percent certain Jane said that she regrets losing *him*. I think she was talking about regret generally.
SHEILA: You've led me up the garden path, and now I'm gonna do that to Des!
ROXY: I'm an idiot. I'm sorry, Mama. I just wanted to make you feel better.
SHEILA: Well, you haven't! It's made everything worse! And now I'm gonna have to go and tell him that he flew all this way for nothing!
ROXY: I think you and Clive *are* endgame. And Des is already here, so maybe it will work out how you want it to if we just roll with it?
SHEILA: I do still really love Clive...
ROXY: Ride or die.
But when Sheila turns back towards Des's table, she sees he's vanished...
Harold's Café
Jane and Clive have come in for coffee, 'and a pastry to share'. Dipi looks distracted as she takes their order, and Jane follows her back to the counter to ask if she's okay. Dipi tells Jane about Shane kissing Amy.
DIPI: I was so shocked, I told him I was okay with it.
JANE: But you're not. Well, you need to tell him how you're feeling.
DIPI: (...) I just don't want to make a fool out of myself. What if the kiss wasn't a mistake?
Shane and Amy come in at this point, and Jane whispers to Dipi that perhaps this is her chance to find out. Jane rejoins Clive, and Shane and Amy come to the counter to order. Dipi tries her best to put on a smile, and Shane heads to the bathroom.
AMY (calling after him, in a US accent): Fix your lippie while you're in there, doll! ... While we're on the subject of, umm... Shane's lips... are you really okay with us kissing? Like, not on the reg. You know, just that one time that you know about. AKA, the only time. Shane said that you were cool?
DIPI: Yeah, I said that, and I meant it. Shane's a free agent; he can do what he pleases.
Shane comes back, and asks what they're 'yakking' about. Amy says 'nothing', but Dipi admits they're 'clearing the air about the kiss'.
DIPI: And I said I was okay with it.
SHANE: ... Okay. Uh, good. Air cleared, then. So...
But it very much isn't - you could cut the atmosphere with a knife.
SHANE: Let's go sit outside.
Dipi smiles at him, but then looks upset as he and Amy go.
No 26
Levi is sawing some wood for the billy cart. Bea doesn't seem very impressed with his methodology, reminding him that they have 'limited materials', and they need to get it flush.
LEVI: I will flush you down the toilet if you keep trying to take over.
BEA: Okay. Make sure you call out if you need my help. It shouldn't be that complicated.
Bea's about to make some lunch, when Kyle turns up and invites them down to the pub, where he's going to cook up Gary's snags. Bea's not keen so heads indoors, and Levi says he's too busy with the billy cart. Kyle looks somewhat pitifully at Levi's efforts thus far.
KYLE: How about we knock it off together?
LEVI: No, thank you.
KYLE: Go on. Two heads are better than one. Four hands are better than two.
LEVI: I said, no!
KYLE: Well, at least you're using the right tools.
LEVI: Takes one to know one!
KYLE: Ho-ho! Sick burn, if I was ten!
LEVI: Can you just leave me alone? Please?
KYLE: Alright. Don't get your jocks in a knot. I'm here if you need me.
LEVI: Look, this is my first present for Bea, and I want it to be perfect. Or at least as perfect as I can make it. By myself.
KYLE: Why didn't you just say that?
LEVI: Well, she said a Kindle kid could do this, so...
KYLE: Well, they probably could. Better get to it.
Kyle walks off, and Levi carries on sawing.
Lassiter's Complex
Kyle is at a table outside the pub, sniffing Gary's seven-month-old snags.
ROXY: Do you want me to get you anything for those? Salt? Pepper? Maybe a sick bag?
KYLE: Funny (!) Surely a little bit of this won't hurt.
Sheila is stressing that she can't find Des, so Kyle tells her to chill out.
SHEILA: I can't chill out! I have started a massive fire, and I need to put it out.
ROXY: How about you take a seat, and I'll fix you a cup of 'T'. Meaning tequila. And we'll see where it goes from there?
But Sheila's determined to find Des before he gets to talk to Jane, lest the whole situation blow up in her face. Meanwhile, Kyle prepares to taste the sausage.
KYLE: I'm gonna bring his secret recipe back from extinction!
But Sheila tells Kyle that the recipe for Gary's snags is back at home in the kitchen, so he doesn't need to taste the old ones.
KYLE: You little ripper!
Sheila gets a message from Des, saying he's gone to the Botanical Gardens to clear his head. This is exactly what Sheila didn't want to hear, because she knows from social media that Jane and Clive have gone there for a walk. She rushes off to stop Des...
Botanical Gardens
Jane has just finished tagging herself and Clive in a photo of a blooming flower that she's posted on social media, which Clive thinks is an apt metaphor for their relationship. Jane hopes Sheila won't find it too distressing. Clive says she'll never be happy whatever they post, so suggests they make a public statement in the form of a 'kiss pic'. Jane is mortified.
JANE: That would be something completely out of my comfort zone! More so than sitting on a pin. Leave it to the young people.
CLIVE: You make me feel so young.
JANE: Are you about to burst into song?
CLIVE: No, no. How about a kiss, no pic?
JANE: Well, that's something I'm completely comfortable with!
They're just puckering up when Des walks into the vicinity.
DES: What? What the hell's going on here?!
The Waterhole
Shane tells Toadie that Dipi has 'doubled down' on not caring that he kissed Amy, which he says has confirmed his suspicions that their marriage is really over.
TOADIE: I don't think that you should give up on Dipi just yet. But, you know, ultimately I think it comes down to what I said before. You've got to figure out what it is that *you* want.
SHANE: I dunno. My life has revolved around Dipi for over twenty years. And now it feels like she's not only pushing me away, but she's pushing me towards someone else.
TOADIE: You're thinking about going there with Amy?
SHANE: I dunno. My head's all over the shop, but... if me and Dipi are done, and I feel good about being with Amy, then...
TOADIE: For the sake of all those involved, please, whatever you do, just take it slow.
The Pavilion
Jane and Clive have been hearing from Des about how Sheila brought him to town on the pretext of Jane still having feelings for him.
JANE: I can't believe that Sheila would do such a thing!
CLIVE: I can.
DES: I was packing it on the way over. I thought there was something wrong with you.
JANE: Oh, Des...
DES: Seeing you together, it's pretty clear she was telling me bullcrap.
CLIVE: Sorry, Des. Sheila does not approve of Jane and I dating, and I think she's made you collateral damage.
Sheila appears, and frantically starts trying to explain, but...
DES (shouting): You... made me fly over here, spun me some cock-and-bull story about your ex moving on with someone else...
SHEILA: Oh, yeah, I'm really sorry about that -
DES: What a low act! Chucking your toys out of your pram, that's one thing. But you're affecting people's lives here! How selfish can you get?! I mean, you are nothing but a selfish, pathetic, sad old bat!
Sheila, who has been increasingly distressed, shrieks in pain, then collapses to the floor, apparently out cold. Clive rushes over to her, and checks her pulse.
CLIVE: Sheila? Sheila!
Coming up on Neighbours
- Clive suggests to Jane they 'take it a step further'; she asks if he wants to end things
- Nicolette consoles a tearful Jane, who's upset about Clive
- Harlow tells Terese she's really worried about Hendrix
- The blackjack continues; Kane tells Hendrix he wants him to win so he can get his money back
- Jay tells Hendrix to stop playing, but Hendrix says Kane 'owns' him and won't let him
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