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Neighbours Episode 8530 from 2021 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
<<8529 - 8531>>
Episode title: 8530
Australian airdate: 06/01/21
UK airdate: 03/02/21
Writer: Magda Wozniak
Director: Jonathon Dutton
Guests: Amy Greenwood: Jacinta Stapleton
Natasha Leighton: Samantha Healy
Kane Jones: Barry Conrad
Jay Rebecchi: Dhruv Malge
Hugh Davis: Adam Waycott
Summary/Images by: Liam/Graham
- Shane admits to Dipi that he kissed Amy
- When Amy scopes out Dipi to see if she's okay with it, Dipi says Shane can do as he pleases
- Shane concludes that Dipi has 'thrown in the towel' and wonders whether to start dating Amy
- Mackenzie and Jay have a Moment™ while playing pool; Mackenzie tells Harlow all about it
- Hendrix rashly agrees to Kane's suggestion to place No 24 as a bet in blackjack, and loses
- Hendrix admits to Harlow he never had a labouring job, claiming he said it to make her proud
- Harlow asks Hendrix to stop lying to her from now on
- Kane invites Nicolette to join the dodgy blackjack club to give her a chance to win some cash
- But Nicolette is shocked to discover that the venue is 24 Ramsay Street!
No 32
As Aaron and David wash up after dinner, Nicolette is still staring at the text message from Kane, inviting her to the blackjack game at No 24. Chloe is on her laptop nearby.
NICOLETTE: Hey, Chlo, did your ad for the house go up?
CHLOE: Sure did.
NICOLETTE: And has anyone contacted you?
CHLOE: No, but it's only been a few hours. I wasn't expecting anything yet.
Increasingly confused as to how Kane is using the house, Nicolette nonetheless says nothing, and announces she's heading to work...
The Waterhole
At the bar, Toadie is telling Yashvi, Shane and Dipi about his Tinder woes, deciding he needs to rework his profile. Yashvi suggests he include a picture of him and Clancy on the profile, but Dipi points out that Clancy isn't Toadie's dog.
TOADIE: Do people really care about that level of honesty?
Dipi suggests a 'nice selfie' will do the trick, and Shane suggests Yashvi help her uncle to take one, given she posts enough of them herself. Yashvi advises him to take the photo from higher up, as it's more flattering. Toadie takes one, and it passes muster according to Dipi.
Dipi ruins the family vibe by mentioning that the necklace Pierce gave her is attracting some 'pretty serious bids' on the online auction she's set up, the proceeds of which will go to the Sonya Foundation. Shane doesn't look pleased.
Toadie adds that Amy's idea of a lip sync fundraiser is also going well; she's organised some great prizes. Shane says they just need to find a few more performers for it. Toadie says that he's had a call from Karl, who is very keen!
TOADIE: He called from Queensland to ensure his spot.
DIPI: Mm-hm. And what's he gonna sing? 'Thrift Shop'?
They all have a fun time laughing at possible song choices for Karl. Yashvi looks pleased to see that her parents seem to be getting on better again.
No 24
As arranged, Hendrix is serving the drinks at Kane's latest blackjack game. Also present are Jay and occasionally-speaking additional player Natasha. Kane offers Hendrix the chance to buy in again, but Hendrix declines. There's a knock at the door, and Kane sends Hendrix to get it. It's Nicolette.
NICOLETTE (whispering, to Hendrix): What the heck?
HENDRIX (whispering): Don't tell him you know me.
Jay looks worried, as Kane orders Hendrix to get Nicolette a drink. Kane gives Nicolette her on-the-house buy-in, as he promised her earlier. Natasha is keen to get started, so Kane tells everyone to place their bets. Hendrix watches anxiously...
The Waterhole
Terese, Toadie, Amy and Shane are all having a chat about the lip sync fundraiser. Terese explains she's asked Harlow and Hendrix to host the event for them, as they will make it 'young and fun'. It will be an opportunity to showcase the new Lassiter's uniform, samples of which are arriving from the manufacturer today. Terese will get Harlow and Hendrix to model it.
Shane asks Terese if she's thought any more about competing in the lip sync contest herself. Terese isn't sure, but Toadie tells her it's her chance to be part of Erinsborough history!
AMY: Something tells me that you know how to strut your stuff.
TERESE: Well, you wouldn't be the first to mention that!
Terese can't resist agreeing to sign up, suggesting she might talk Paul into it as well!
Meanwhile, at another table, Dipi and Yashvi are having a glass of wine. Dipi is staring somewhat enviously at Shane and Amy across the room.
YASHVI: You and Dad had a nice moment before.
DIPI: Don't read too much into that, sweetie.
YASHVI: You've got to stay positive. Remember, he said that kissing Amy was a mistake. I still think you should tell him how you feel.
DIPI: It's more complicated now.
YASHVI: It's always gonna be complicated. You should just take the plunge.
DIPI: He'll just think I'm jealous. It's not the right time; trust me.
No 24
The blackjack game is wrapping up. As she prepares to leave, Natasha remarks that it was nice to meet Nicolette, who thanks her for her tips on her game. Natasha thanks Nic in turn for 'being more fun than Kane the Pain'. Kane bids Natasha goodbye. While Jay goes to fake a phone call to 'a buddy' asking to be picked up, Kane gives Nicolette her winnings.
KANE: I can make it even more worth your while, if you like. Get you a drink?
NICOLETTE: ... I usually prefer my drinks with women, generally speaking.
KANE: Okay. Fair enough. Umm... how about a friends-drink, then? No agenda.
NICOLETTE: Yeah, maybe next time.
Kane reminds Hendrix to 'get onto the conveyancing lawyers' about the transfer of the house! Then Kane goes to leave, and Nicolette claims she's heading to the bathroom to give her an excuse to stay. Once Kane has gone, Nic takes Hendrix and Jay to task.
NICOLETTE: Start talking. Now (...) Why is Kane asking about conveyancers?
HENDRIX: I, umm... I got in over my head. Lost the house.
NICOLETTE: You mean, you lost Chloe's house?! Oh my god, you are such an idiot, Hendrix.
HENDRIX: What? You're no angel. You came to an illegal gambling ring. You think Az and Dave would be pleased about that, Nicolette?
NICOLETTE: Don't turn this back onto me. I should report this to the cops!
JAY: You can't, Kane's scary!
HENDRIX: He's dangerous, okay? He's threatened me, heaps. He might come after you. Or Chloe. I just need time - I'm gonna fix this.
HENDRIX: I'll ask Dad for everything I owe. You know he's loaded, okay, and he's not gonna leave me out to dry. Just... please, just don't tell anyone.
Harold's Café
Mackenzie and Harlow are having a catch-up. Mackenzie brings up the topic of her moment with Jay earlier.
MACKENZIE: He was being really cute and nice. I dunno if it means anything yet, though.
HARLOW: Well, clearly it's something. Do you like him?
MACKENZIE (nods): He's really smart, and funny. And we both had a really difficult time back in Bourke, and I think it might have bonded us. Possibly I do like him.
HARLOW: Seems that way.
MACKENZIE: But it's weird, right? I mean, with our family...
HARLOW: No. You guys aren't even related. I mean, the only thing is, he does live in Sydney.
MACKENZIE: Oh, too much! Brain overload!
Conversation turns to Hendrix. Harlow's worried after what she learned about him making up the labouring job, and he hasn't responded to any of her texts tonight.
HARLOW: Do you think I should give Chloe a heads-up?
MACKENZIE: (...) Well, talking to Chloe might seem like you're dobbing him in to his stepmum, and I don't think he'd appreciate that.
HARLOW (sighs): Yeah.
No 32
The following morning, David and Aaron come in from the back garden to find Chloe chatting to Shane and Amy. They've come round to see if they can rope her into the lip sync contest.
CHLOE: Aaron is more of the performer in the family. I do my best work on the stage of life!
Shane asks Aaron and David if they might be interested instead. Aaron claims it wouldn't be fair on everyone else if he did it, as he was a professional dancer - so he volunteers David instead!
AARON: You'd be cute.
DAVID: I think the word you're looking for is awkward. We've all seen me dance. Let's just back away from this idea right now.
AMY: Actually, it would be good to have someone who wasn't, like, a natural show pony.
SHANE: Yeah. I mean, no-one wants to see a stage full of Karl Kennedys. Or Amy Greenwoods, for that matter! And people love the underdog, mate.
AMY: I bet your hubby could show you a few hot moves!
SHANE: Not that you need to be a pro dancer, or anything.
AMY: No. Just cruise through with a smile and some jazz hands.
DAVID: I wouldn't call my hands jazzy!
Shane suggests they could video it and show it to the little one when they're older, which causes Aaron to plead with David to do it.
DAVID (grudgingly): Fine. Where do I sign?
The Waterhole
Jay has joined Harlow and Mackenzie, and the three of them are discussing the lip sync event, which Mackenzie seems half-interested in signing up for - but she's not sure she has the 'star quality' to go the distance.
MACKENZIE: Yeah, I'd bomb. I shouldn't do it.
JAY: As if you'd bomb. You're gonna crush it.
Hendrix comes in, and asks for a private word with Jay. Harlow and Mackenzie wonder what the boys are being so furtive about.
Meanwhile, Hendrix admits to Jay that he has no intention of calling Pierce and asking for the money to pay off Kane. He needs another way of getting cash, so that Kane will ease up about the house transfer. Hendrix wonders if they could try another kind of card game, and win big on that.
JAY: We can try, but Nicolette might dob us in anyway.
HENDRIX: She might not, if we get Kane to back off.
Jay doesn't look convinced. Back at the table, Harlow and Mackenzie are getting more and more concerned about what the boys are discussing, noticing how wound up they both look.
HARLOW: I can't hold off talking to Chloe. There's something a lot bigger going on, and if he won't tell me, I don't have a choice.
Harold's Café
Yashvi is still pestering Dipi about when she's going to make a move in terms of rekindling things with Shane. But Dipi wants to talk about it another time; she's preparing for her entry in the Best Dish of Erinsborough contest. She has to create a profile page with a photo as part of the application, so Yashvi offers to help.
Meanwhile, Shane and Toadie come in and take a table. Toadie is still working on his Tinder profile.
TOADIE: So for the main profile pic, do you think I should go with jumper-clad dad, or dad with doggo?
SHANE: How could I possibly choose? They're both so enticing (...) Make sure you include pictures of The Lawman, because that will really up your chances.
Shane's about to go and order, when he sees Yashvi helping Dipi take a selfie. However, he's not aware about the profile for the Best Dish competition, so he begins to wonder to himself whether Dipi has started dating. Shane looks worried...
No 32
Aaron and David are chatting about the lip sync contest, when Nicolette comes in. Aaron looks genuinely annoyed that David won't be able to do '90s pop as he isn't allowed to choose his own song!
AARON: Nic, would you go Britney Spears, or Destiny's Child (...) for David's song? Cos he's so cute, he could go early Britney. Or Backstreet Boys!
Dodging the question, Nicolette asks if either of them have seen Chloe today. But at this moment, Chloe comes in along with Harlow, who has come to talk over her concerns about Hendrix, and asked Chloe to keep an eye on him. Chloe is appreciative of Harlow keeping her in the loop.
CHLOE: Hendrix has been through a hell of a lot of change, all at once.
HARLOW: (...) He's just starting to withdraw from me. I just hate not knowing what's going on. But the last thing he needs is more pressure from me, so...
CHLOE: Of course, I get it. And it shouldn't all be on you. I will have a stepmotherly chat with him. It'll be okay, I promise.
Listening to all this, Nicolette looks guilty, but doesn't say anything.
Lassiter's Complex
Ned is with Yashvi and Terese, and he's the next victim on Amy and Shane's list to pester for the lip sync contest. He's not interested in the least!
AMY: But you did my modelling for me. And weren't you a drag queen or something?
NED: That was totally different.
AMY: Is it, though? Come on, you're so pretty! You could just stand there and do nothing, and you'd still probably win. Right, Shane?
SHANE: ...
AMY: Right, Yashvi?
YASHVI (coolly): No means no, Amy.
Ned and Yashvi walk off; Ned thanks Yashvi for intervening for him, admitting it was the online livestream aspect that freaked him out, following his recent traumas with Scarlett Brady. Terese has followed them, and butts in.
TERESE: There's lots of other things you could do. Like cheer really loudly when I go on!
Meanwhile, Amy has noticed Shane's a bit quiet, and asks if he's okay.
SHANE: I think I just saw Dipi taking selfies for a Tinder profile (...) Can't ask her about it, though, can I?
AMY: No, you cannot! It's not really your business anymore. Look, dating after a breakup - it's really hard and weird. I mean, I should know; I've been there. But, you know, if you stop fixating on them and focus on yourself, it gets a lot easier.
SHANE: Easier said than done, Greenwood.
AMY: Well, you could start by asking me on a date... Look, I like you, Shane. And I dunno about you, but I can't stop thinking about that kiss.
SHANE (smiling): ... I wish I could. I really do, but... I'm just not ready.
AMY (disappointed): Okay. Well, when you change your mind, you know where to find me.
Amy walks off, and Shane looks conflicted.
Meanwhile, Jay and Hendrix are chatting nearby; Jay's been looking for more private blackjack games, but can't find any in the vicinity. They're accosted by Nicolette and Chloe, coming out of Harold's. Keen to follow up on her promise to Harlow, Chloe invites Hendrix over for dinner and a movie tomorrow or at the weekend, saying they could hang out 'like old times'.
HENDRIX: Your roommates must suck, if you're desperate to hang out with me all of a sudden?
CHLOE: Can't an ex-stepmum just want to hang out with her ex-stepson?
HENDRIX: Has someone said something?
CHLOE: Harlow's worried about you. Only because she cares, and so do I. You know you can talk to me any time, or your dad? We're all here for you.
HENDRIX: Thank you. That means a lot, honestly. But the whole point to this situation was for me to become more independent. That's what I'm trying to do.
CHLOE: But independent doesn't mean you have to do everything on your own.
HENDRIX: Chloe, I'm managing, I swear, okay? Harlow worries too much, alright? Look, if it gets to the point that I can't handle myself, I will let you know.
CHLOE: Well, we can still get dinner!
HENDRIX: Soon. We will.
Chloe's suitably reassured, and heads off to take a work phone call. During the conversation, Nicolette has been giving Jay disapproving looks; and when Chloe's gone, Nicolette asks Hendrix if he's spoken to Pierce about the 'accidental house sale' yet!
HENDRIX: I'm working on it.
NICOLETTE: You've got twenty-four hours, because I can't keep lying.
Harold's Café
Dipi is extolling the virtues of her beetroot burgers to Hugh Davis, one of the council judges for the Best Dish of Erinsborough contest, who has just finished sampling her entry. He admits he is really enjoying his 'Harold's experience', and they chat and laugh. Shane comes in, sees Dipi and Hugh together, and assumes they're on a date. He looks miffed, and leaves again.
Erinsborough Hive
Ned is at work when an excited Amy turns up with Shane, to look at the sample Lassiter's uniforms that have arrived from the manufacturer. She's impressed with the softness and the stitching - and especially the utility belt! As Amy enthuses, Ned texts Yashvi to say that Shane is 'stoked' about the uniform delivery. (Why?)
Ned leaves, and Shane and Amy pop open some champagne to celebrate the uniforms.
AMY: I could not have done this without you, honestly. Your help with the design and bringing the belt to life... and you, just being you.
SHANE: Nah, come on, stop it. Umm, you know what?
AMY: What?
SHANE: Why don't we go on that date after all?
AMY: Uh-huh! Really?
SHANE: Yes. Yes, really.
AMY: Well, we're basically on it already!
BOTH: Cheers!
Lassiter's Complex
Mackenzie tells Harlow she doesn't know how serious her feelings for Jay are, yet.
MACKENZIE: I mean, Jay could just be a Richie rebound.
HARLOW: Yeah, well, it's possible.
MACKENZIE: Do you think it's too soon to move on, after we were together for so long?
HARLOW: Only you can answer that.
Nearby, Hendrix and Jay are having a heated conversation about Nicolette's ultimatum.
JAY: Twenty-four hours isn't enough!
HENDRIX: I'll find a game tonight.
JAY: How?!
But at this point, Hendrix spots Harlow nearby and walks over to confront her.
HENDRIX: Why d'you run to Chloe?
HARLOW: She told you?
HENDRIX: You said you would leave it alone - let me sort it out myself!
HARLOW: I'm sorry. I was just trying to help.
HENDRIX: You did the opposite.
HARLOW: Well, what other choice did I have? You kept shutting me out!
HENDRIX: I'm not! But yeah, maybe I should! Maybe that would make things easier - get you off my back! Let's just give each other some space for a while.
Hendrix storms off, leaving Harlow looking hurt. Jay follows Hendrix. Mackenzie asks if Harlow's okay, but she's speechless at Hendrix's outburst...
Harold's Café
Toadie is bragging to Yashvi about all the matches he's getting on Tinder since posting the selfie.
YASHVI: Congrats. Now make the most of it, before they get sick of you again.
As Toadie leaves to heed this advice, Dipi comes out of the kitchen. Yashvi tells her that Amy's uniform samples have arrived and Shane's pleased about it, as per her text from Ned. Dipi seems happy at this news, as well as how her meeting with Hugh the council judge went; she thinks she has a good shot at winning Best Dish, and can't wait to tell Shane about it.
YASHVI: Maybe now is a good time to tell him that thing you've been putting off?
DIPI: No...
YASHVI: Mum, I get it - you have been through so much. But Dad has pulled himself together now, and you've both come so far. And now look - something good has happened, and all you want to do is tell him. Surely that's a sign. Stop wasting time; you belong together.
DIPI: ... Okay. You're right. I'm gonna go speak to your dad.
They both smile, as Dipi heads off to attempt to rebuild her marriage...
No 32
Chloe is chatting to Aaron, David and Nicolette about Hendrix, who she thought was doing better than she expected today.
CHLOE: He's come a long way. You didn't know him when he first rocked up here. He was an over-entitled mess (...)
NICOLETTE: Do you really think he'd reach out if he needed help?
CHLOE: For sure. Look, he's always been straight with me. I'm a bit of a teen whisperer, in case you hadn't noticed!
NICOLETTE: And what about Harlow saying how he's withdrawn from her?
CHLOE: He's probably just too proud to confide in her. But he'd tell me. Him wanting to sort things out on his own is actually a massive sign of growth for him.
Nicolette smiles uncertainly...
Erinsborough Hive
Amy is trying on the female variant of the new Lassiter's uniform, and showing it off to Shane, as they continue to drink the bubbly.
AMY: What do you reckon? Do you like it?
SHANE: I do. Though, that could just be the model.
AMY (laughs): So, umm... Ned's been gone a while.
SHANE: I noticed.
Amy gets up close to Shane.
AMY: Do you reckon he'll be back any time soon?
SHANE: I hope not.
They eye one of the storage rooms - Scarlett Brady's former haunt, no less! - and decide to head inside, as they begin to take off their clothes... However, at this point, Dipi arrives. Hearing noises from inside the room, she goes to investigate, and finds Shane in the process of undressing Amy! So much for that chat she had planned...
Coming up on Neighbours
- Dipi tells Yashvi that things aren't going to work out between her and Shane
- We see Dipi looking jealously at Shane and Amy
- Shane tells Amy he told Dipi they're not together; Amy flirtily replies, 'Oh, aren't we?'
- Sheila has one more favour to ask of Des, which sets his alarm bells ringing
- Roxy taking a photo of Sheila and Clive together outside the tram
- Des asks Jane if she thinks Sheila and Clive might 'spark things up again'
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Chloe Brennan, David Tanaka, Aaron Brennan, Nicolette Stone in Neighbours Episode 8530
Chloe Brennan, David Tanaka, Aaron Brennan, Nicolette Stone

Yashvi Rebecchi, Toadie Rebecchi, Shane Rebecchi, Dipi Rebecchi in Neighbours Episode 8530
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Kane Jones, Hendrix Greyson, Jay Rebecchi, Natasha Leighton in Neighbours Episode 8530
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Nicolette Stone, Hendrix Greyson in Neighbours Episode 8530
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Terese Willis, Amy Greenwood, Shane Rebecchi, Toadie Rebecchi in Neighbours Episode 8530
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Dipi Rebecchi, Yashvi Rebecchi in Neighbours Episode 8530
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Kane Jones, Natasha Leighton, Nicolette Stone in Neighbours Episode 8530
Kane Jones, Natasha Leighton, Nicolette Stone

Kane Jones, Nicolette Stone in Neighbours Episode 8530
Kane Jones, Nicolette Stone

Nicolette Stone, Jay Rebecchi, Hendrix Greyson in Neighbours Episode 8530
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Chloe Brennan, Nicolette Stone, Aaron Brennan, David Tanaka in Neighbours Episode 8530
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Amy Greenwood, Shane Rebecchi in Neighbours Episode 8530
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