- Kyle has to close the tram following the mushroom poisonings, and is bitter with Levi
- Roxy wonders how Kyle can ever trust her again, even if he's able to forgive her
- Bea is angry with Levi for shutting down his family's business and ignoring her wishes
- Sheila blurts out to Kyle that she thinks Levi made the right call
- Harlow tells Brent how terrified she was by his outburst last time; he apologises
- Hendrix is upset to learn that Harlow has forgiven Brent, yet can't forgive him
- Brent tells Harlow he'll have to leave David and Aaron's unless he goes back to school
- Harlow tells him she sees it as an opportunity for him; Hendrix watches them jealously
- Hendrix tells Brent to stay away from Harlow; Brent taunts him, suggesting he may date Harlow
Nicolette is in the kitchen, and Jane, David and Aaron are in the living area, when Brent comes in. David and Aaron encourage him to sit down.
AARON: We have a proposal for you, but please don't say no until you hear us out.
DAVID: Jane's offered to give you a tour of Erinsborough High tomorrow. But there's no pressure, it's -
But Brent surprises everyone by agreeing to the tour immediately. He tells Jane to let him know when she's ready, and leaves the room.
Harlow is reading at a table, when Roxy comes in. Roxy's busy looking at her phone, so walks straight into the counter, much to Harlow's amusement.
HARLOW: You know you're not gonna get an alert by staring at it. Ancient proverb.
Roxy sits down with Harlow, moaning that she's texted Kyle a million times and he isn't replying, or answering her calls.
HARLOW: Why don't you try a different approach?
ROXY: What, like bribery, hypnosis, reverse voodoo?
HARLOW: I was thinking more, go see him.
Harlow offers Roxy the remains of her muffin, which Roxy a little squeamishly accepts!
Sheila is making dinner, and some extra for the freezer, so the boys don't starve while she is away in Frankston. The atmosphere between Levi and Kyle is still frosty. Sheila asks Levi if he's heard from Bea; he says she's getting discharged from hospital tomorrow.
SHEILA: So you two are talking again? I knew she wouldn't keep you hanging for too long.
LEVI: Actually, I heard it from Susan. But I'm gonna visit her tomorrow when she's out. Hopefully she'll be ready to talk to me then.
KYLE: Mm, I'm sure she's gonna love you going over there, after she told you to stay away (!)
LEVI: Oh, thanks, Dr Phil (!)
Kyle walks out.
SHEILA: I was really looking forward to going to Frankston and catching up with everyone. But I'm not so sure now, because I may not have a house to come home to with you two fighting!
Erinsborough High School
The next day, Jane is giving Brent the grand tour. She explains she told one of the art teachers here that Brent enjoyed textiles at his last school, and that the teacher said she'd be happy to give him extra mentoring in that area if he decided to come here. Brent looks bored, but says that sounds alright.
Jane takes Brent to look at 'one of the classrooms' (by which she means, the only classroom), just as Susan and Hendrix come around the corner. Susan tells Hendrix about Bea getting discharged from hospital. Hendrix then sees Brent through the classroom window.
HENDRIX: What's he doing here?
SUSAN: Umm... Brent's thinking of enrolling (...)
HENDRIX: The kid's a psycho! He shouldn't be allowed out in public, let alone here.
SUSAN: Obviously we'll keep an eye on him, make sure that he has all the support that he needs.
HENDRIX: Oh, well, are you gonna get bodyguards for everyone else?
SUSAN: People can change, Hendrix.
HENDRIX: Yeah, they can get worse!
SUSAN: If this school didn't believe in second chances, where would you be right now?
Kyle is loading up the ute to go and do some maintenance at the tram, when Roxy greets him. He's very distracted/off with her.
ROXY: I haven't really heard much from you. Should I read into it?
KYLE: I've been pretty flat out at the tram (...)
ROXY: Do you need any help? I am an excellent screw- tightener, wall- scrubber - I dunno, whatever you need.
But Kyle is too busy giving Levi, who's putting the bin out, the evil eye. Levi glares back at him. Roxy tries to get Kyle's attention, but once Levi's gone back indoors, Kyle simply tells her he'd rather do the work on his own, and then drives off. Roxy looks upset.
Erinsborough High School
Jane is still showing Brent around the school. She tells him that the teachers could help him catch up on anything he missed in the first week of term, and that she's sure he'd make friends with the other students in no time.
JANE: Oh, in fact, here's one now!
It's Hendrix, and he and Brent glare at one another.
JANE: You'd help Brent settle in, wouldn't you, Hendrix? If he enrols, that is?
HENDRIX: ... Sure.
JANE: Hendrix knows all of the best people to ask for help with homework.
BRENT: Actually, I think I should get myself a *proper* tutor, to help me out with all of that (...)
JANE: Oh, well, that's a fabulous idea. I could see if some of the teachers were available, if you like?
BRENT: Actually, I think I've got somebody on hand anyway. She just finished Year 12 here, as well. Yeah, she's been super- supportive of me cracking down and finishing school.
Brent smiles in Hendrix's direction, making it clear he's talking about Harlow. Jane is oblivious to the tension.
JANE: Well, that sounds perfect!
HENDRIX: Can I go?
JANE: Why don't you show Brent to your next class?
HENDRIX: Free period.
So Jane offers to show Brent the music room instead. He smirks at Hendrix as they leave, and Hendrix glares back.
Bea is apparently doing a spot of songwriting in the garden, when Levi shows up. She says she's tired and a bit tender, but otherwise okay. Levi sits down, and asks if there's anything he can get Bea...
LEVI: I dunno, breakfast, a cup of coffee - maybe a kiss?
He leans in, but Bea tells him to stop.
BEA: I'm still upset with you for ratting out the tram.
LEVI: Bea, you nearly died because of Kyle and Roxy!
BEA: I don't want to argue about this again.
LEVI: I want to talk about this, babe. I really want us to be good. And the only way we're gonna get there is by talking about things.
BEA: Yeah, and we will (...) when I'm ready, okay?
LEVI: Yeah, sure. Whatever you want.
Brent is back at the house with Aaron and David. Aaron asks him if he saw the art rooms, and mentions the teacher who Jane says is passionate about textiles.
BRENT: Oh yeah, don't worry. She *definitely* told me about that.
DAVID: What did you think about the school. I mean, overall?
BRENT: Umm... yeah, it seemed alright. But if I were to go back... I definitely do think it will be the place.
David and Aaron look hopeful.
BRENT: But if I do, does that mean I can stay here with you guys?
AARON: Oh, look, I think we can take things one step at a time.
DAVID: School is gonna give you a lot more options for you to help support yourself long- term.
Nicolette comes in. Brent decides to look through the school prospectus to see if he can find some subjects he'd enjoy. Aaron offers to help but, keen for Brent not to be crowded, David suggests he let him do it himself, trying to act all casual about it.
NICOLETTE: Or just come to Harold's with me, and you can look at it there without these dorks peering over your shoulder!
Brent and Nicolette laugh, and walk out. Aaron looks excited that Brent is seriously considering school.
Nicolette offers to get Brent a drink on her, so he asks for a mocha. Harlow is at the fridge, and notices Brent has the school handbook with him. He says he's still trying to make up his mind whether to go for it, and they sit at a table together. She asks what subjects he's considering.
BRENT: Everyone's kind of keen for me to do textiles, but I dunno.
HARLOW: As in fashion? Why do they think that?
BRENT: Did it at my last school.
HARLOW: Did you like it?
BRENT: Yeah, actually, but it's... kinda dumb, right?
HARLOW: No, not at all. I think art's so cool, whatever medium you're into.
BRENT: Really? You think?
HARLOW: Yeah, absolutely.
Hendrix comes in, on his phone; he seems to be having a fairly strained conversation with his dad Pierce.
HENDRIX: I'm talking to you now, aren't I? I said I would keep in touch now that you're back...
Hendrix sees Harlow with Brent, and looks upset.
HENDRIX: Don't worry, everything's fine, Dad.
Bea and Susan are out for a drink. While Susan goes to the bar, Roxy comes in and is pleased to see Bea up and about. Bea confirms she's fine - a bit tired at times, but otherwise okay.
ROXY: I'm so sorry, Bea.
BEA: How many times are you gonna keep doing that?
ROXY: What, apologise for almost killing you? Girlfriend, I'm going to have to do that a billion more times.
BEA: Well, how about we exchange the first thousand or so for a proper catch- up?
ROXY: I think I can do that.
BEA: How are you and Kyle doing?
ROXY (evasive): We're good. We're... really good. We're fine. He is fixing things up at the tram while it's closed, and I am losing my mind (...) He's still so off with me. He's not even talking to me anymore. I know he still cares for me - I do. But the trust is definitely gone. And how can you even be with someone if you don't trust them? So I'm pretty much waiting for him to end things.
BEA: Oh, okay, Rox, I feel like you're being a bit dramatic. Of course he's gonna be annoyed, but he will get over it.
ROXY: Oh, I dunno, Bea.
BEA: Okay, look at Levi and I. Right now I do not want him anywhere near me. That doesn't mean that I want to break up with him.
BEA: Yeah, I just... I need him to give me some space so I'm a little less aggro (...) and I feel like Kyle is probably feeling the same. You just need to let him cool off a bit.
Nicolette is working behind the counter, when Hendrix emerges from the bathroom and confronts Harlow at her table.
HENDRIX: Where's your new mate?
HARLOW: I could tell you, but I know that's not what you're actually asking.
HENDRIX: Did he mention the little stunt that he pulled on me today at school?
HARLOW: What do you want, Hendrix?
HENDRIX: I want you to wake up! (...) Brent is not a good guy, Harlow. You know this. He's only paying attention to you to rile me up, and you're being stupid enough to fall for it.
HARLOW: Excuse me?
Nicolette intervenes, asking if everything's okay. Harlow gets up to leave, telling Hendrix she won't be spoken to like this.
HENDRIX: I'm not done.
HARLOW: Too bad.
HENDRIX: Stop, okay?
He blocks her exit, and the confrontation escalates.
HENDRIX: You're gonna hear me, and listen to me, whether you want to hear it or not.
HARLOW: Get out of my way.
HENDRIX: No. Not until you promise me that you stay away from him.
HARLOW: No, I won't!
HENDRIX: Harlow, he's a scumbag that's using you. I'm not gonna let him.
HARLOW: You're being the scumbag right now. Move!
Seeing that things are getting heated, Nicolette interrupts again.
NICOLETTE: She told you to move, Hendrix. I suggest you listen. Now.
Hendrix finally, reluctantly, backs off.
Kyle is sitting in the courtyard. He gets a call from Roxy, but ignores it. Sheila turns up, and asks how things are at the tram. Kyle says 'slow', and Sheila suggests Levi could help him, but Kyle replies that he's 'good'.
SHEILA: He's not enjoying this any more than you are. None of us are.
KYLE: Yeah, but you don't think he did anything wrong, though.
SHEILA: Love, I know this is hard. But you were ready to go to the police and tell them everything, until Bea told you not to. And all Levi did was tell them what you were going to do anyway.
KYLE: Gran, there's a difference between owning up to something and being dobbed in. And Bea was the victim. I was just respecting her wishes. Levi's supposed to be my -
SHEILA: You know he has to follow the law.
KYLE: Oh, whatever. He could have at least given me a heads- up. Given me something to control in this.
SHEILA: You do have control!
KYLE: No, I don't. They're probably gonna shut down Dad's tram. But sure, feel sorry for Levi (!) Sure, he's hurting real bad (!)
Kyle storms off to get back to his work at the tram.
Roxy is in the garden, leaving some banana bread as a present for Kyle. Levi is hanging out the washing, and gathers that Kyle isn't talking to Roxy either.
ROXY: Not since the tram shut.
LEVI: Look, I'm really sorry, Rox. I wish there was another way this could've gone down.
ROXY: I just wish I could do something. It's not fair that Kyle's in trouble because I'm an idiot.
LEVI: You're just gonna have to wait till the council finish with the investigation.
Roxy asks if the investigating person would be the same as the one who closed the tram, Mira Dhaliwal. Levi confirms that she's the health inspector, so probably.
ROXY: I think me and Mira need to have a little chat.
Roxy thanks Levi, and leaves.
Erinsborough High School
Hendrix is walking down the corridor, when Susan calls him into the classroom. Jane is there too, and has just had a call from Nicolette telling her what went on at the café with Harlow.
HENDRIX: I can explain.
JANE: I'm not the one that you need to explain yourself to.
Jane leaves, leaving Hendrix to the wrath of Susan!
SUSAN: Karl and I have tried to be patient with you, because we understand you've had a difficult few months. That's why we've overlooked it when you've been rude to us at home. It's why we've forgiven you when you've made mistakes.
HENDRIX: I'm sorry.
SUSAN: But publicly berating Harlow, physically stopping her from leaving the café -
HENDRIX: No, I didn't... I didn't mean to...
SUSAN: I have heard that excuse too many times, Hendrix. After a while, it's just meaningless. Your behaviour today - is that the man that you want to become?
HENDRIX (upset): No.
SUSAN: Then I suggest that you think very hard about what you're going to do to change that. Because I will not tolerate that behaviour ever again. Not at home, not a school - do you understand?
SUSAN: I sincerely hope you do.
Bea is hanging out in the garden when Roxy turns up, with some post that was delivered to the wrong house. Bea remarks that Roxy has 'dressed for the occasion', and Roxy claims the smart blouse is for Kyle's benefit - she's going to save the tram and fix things with him. Bea points out that Roxy's button has come undone, and Roxy buttons it back up again.
Roxy explains her plan involves 'a very important meeting with a very important person', which is happening in half an hour. Roxy leaves again, telling Bea she'll fill her in later.
David has brought Harlow some chocolates. She asks what this is in aid of.
DAVID: For being the kindest, most bestest niece ever. Brent told us that you encouraged him.
HARLOW: Oh, you don't need to do this.
DAVID: Yes, I do. I never expected you to give him the time of day after what he did, let alone support him. Aaron and I are really grateful.
There's a knock at the door - it's Hendrix, much to Harlow's dismay, and David leaves them to talk.
HENDRIX: I came to apologise. But only if you're up for it. If not, then, umm... I'll leave you alone.
HARLOW: Your apologies don't seem to be worth much these days.
HENDRIX: This one will. You deserve it after what I did.
HARLOW: Go on, then.
HENDRIX: Getting aggro, ordering you around, I have no right. Blocking your way was completely wrong, and I'm sorry. I don't want to be that guy. Not ever.
HARLOW: So, what are you gonna do about it?
HENDRIX: I'm going to handle myself better when I get jealous, and I'm gonna stop hassling you about Brent. And hassling you in general.
HARLOW: And Brent. You're gonna leave him alone, because he has a chance to actually get his life back on track, and you'll let him.
HENDRIX: Yeah. Yeah, that too.
HARLOW: Well, I appreciate it. Now, get out.
Hendrix reluctantly obeys. Harlow looks weary.
Roxy greets Mira, the health inspector, who has seemingly agreed to a meeting. Mira says she can give Roxy ten minutes. Roxy thanks her profusely, and sits down.
ROXY: Firstly, I want to say that what happened to Councillor Hay and Bea was absolutely unacceptable. And I a hundred percent agree that the person who poisoned them deserves to face major consequences. But that person, it's not Kyle, and it's not anyone at the tram. It's me. And I can promise you, I can assure you, that no- one is gonna get hurt at the tram ever again.
MIRA: How can you be so sure?
ROXY: Like I said, it was me, and I'm never gonna be in that kitchen again. I wasn't even meant to be in there in the first place. I was just helping my boyfriend, who didn't know his girlfriend was a moron. I'm sure you understand wanting to help out your boyfriend.
MIRA: I have a girlfriend.
ROXY: Oh, right. See? I am sure you would do anything to help her, just like I would do *anything* to save Kyle and his business from being punished for my mistake.
Roxy has leant across the table, not realising her blouse button has come undone again and her cleavage is on full display. Mira looks disapproving, evidently thinking Roxy is trying to proposition her!
ROXY: You can do whatever you want to me! I'll take it with a smile.
Furious, Mira gets up to leave. Sheila, who's working in the background, watches with concern. A confused Roxy asks why Mira's going.
MIRA: Let me make this clear, Ms Willis. I don't accept bribes, and I certainly won't jeopardise public health for sexual favours!
ROXY: I'm sorry, I think we've got our wires -
MIRA: Put those away. It won't work.
Mortified, Roxy realises her blouse is unbuttoned, and hurriedly does it up as Mira walks away. Roxy covers her face with her hands...
Coming up on Neighbours
- Paul sees Toadie with Melanie, and tells Terese he can't believe Toadie's dating her again
- Amy tells Dipi it must be tough, seeing the man she betrayed finding happiness elsewhere
- Roxy tells Kyle she'll make it up to him; he insists it's too late
- Sheila tells Roxy she loves Kyle too much to leave him; Roxy says he's better off without her