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Neighbours Episode 8562 from 2021 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 8562
Australian airdate: 19/02/21
UK airdate: 19/03/21
Writer: Rene Zandveld
Director: Tony Gardiner ACS
Guests: Fay Brennan: Zoe Bertram
Melanie Pearson: Lucinda Cowden
Summary/Images by: Liam/Graham
- Toadie reintroduces Paul to Melanie Pearson, who is now Toadie's new PA
- Dipi and Amy pass out from a gas leak at the tram, and Shane's instinct is to save Dipi first
- A tearful Amy takes this as confirmation that Shane should be with Dipi, and ends things
- Shane admits to Yashvi he still loves Dipi; Yashvi says Dipi's thinking of moving to Sydney
- Dipi tells Mel she's thinking of making a change; Mel provides her with papers for a divorce
- Nic guesses Chloe doesn't want Fay to finish her bucket list, as she'll realise time is short
- Chloe thanks Nic for making her listen, but says it doesn't change anything between them
No 24
Chloe brings Fay into the house in her wheelchair, where they are greeted by Aaron and David. Fay and Chloe have just arrived from the airport; Chloe will be caring for Fay for the most part while she's staying.
FAY: You boys have your hands full looking after Emmett.
AARON: Uh... we've got Brent now, Mum. Remember, I told you on the phone yesterday?
FAY: Oh, did you?
So as not to dwell on her failing memory, David changes the subject, showing Fay the special (larger, or maybe lighter?) dice they've bought her so they can all play the Brennans' favourite game together (Death by Dice). David takes Fay over to the table to get set up, while Aaron chats to Chloe. Chloe admits the airport pick-up was 'challenging'.
CHLOE: It's all good, though. The more I take her places, the better I get.
Fay is suddenly surprised to realise someone's missing.
FAY: Where's Nicolette?
Chloe looks awkward.
No 30
Yashvi and Ned are discussing a houseboat they've rented for a break they're planning together. Shane comes in with a bunch of flowers.
YASHVI: Are they for Mum?
SHANE: No, they're for Mrs Punt, the love of my life (!) What do you reckon?
Shane's very nervous about going to see Dipi in the hope of getting their marriage back on track.
SHANE: This is the beginning of a whole new chapter. Everything needs to be perfect.
He texts Dipi, asking if they can meet at the Cannings' later, and heads off to get himself ready. Ned and Yashvi agree that he seems anxious; and Yashvi's also
YASHVI: He just needs to keep it simple, honest and straight from the heart. That's what Mum needs.
Lassiter's Complex
Dipi is chatting to Melanie, who asks if she has any questions about the divorce papers. Dipi says it all seems straightforward, albeit 'a bit clinical'.
MELANIE: Oh, that's for sure. I could tell you the story of my tragic divorce, if it makes you feel better?
Mel sees Toadie approaching, and says they can maybe do it another time over a glass of wine. Toadie asks Dipi if Shane has been in touch with her; she says she's had a text from him, asking her to meet him at No 26.
DIPI: But now that you mention it, the message was a bit weird. He didn't say why he wanted to meet me. Do you know?
TOADIE (smiling): The sooner you can get over there, the sooner you'll find out.
DIPI: Okay, now I'm worried. It's probably about his business thing with Amy; I don't need to hear any more about that.
TOADIE: Stop guessing, start getting over there. Go on!
Dipi heads off.
MELANIE: You are very chirpy this morning! Did a bird poop on you?
TOADIE: What?!
MELANIE: Well, it's supposed to be lucky, especially if you're walking.
TOADIE: No, a bird did not poop on me! No, Shane wants to get back together with Dipi.
MELANIE: ... As in, *together* together?
TOADIE: Yeah. That's why he wants to meet up. He wants them to work on their marriage.
Melanie looks sheepish. Toadie asks her what's wrong.
No 24
Chloe, Aaron and David are with Fay at the table. Fay's surprised to learn that Nicolette is working at the café rather than nursing. Chloe doesn't tell her about Nicolette being struck off, instead just saying that Nic's decided nursing isn't for her anymore.
FAY: I thought she'd be here with us, like last time.
Aaron says Nic's new job is keeping her really busy, so they can't ask her to do more.
CHLOE: But I've taken some time off work, so I'll be looking after you. It'll be fun, just the two of us.
FAY: But I do need to see Nicolette. We've got some things to sort out. She's the mother of my grandchild.
AARON: Yeah, I know, Mum. It's alright. I'll bring you around to our place for a visit when she's around.
DAVID: That'll give us a chance to talk about your bucket list.
Chloe looks uncomfortable. Aaron says that Mark has emailed the bucket list over; Mark and Tyler are going to work on the 'big-ticket items'. Fay's hoping she'll be able to take her trip to Uluru.
DAVID: Of course you will. And while you're here, we can mark off the things you want to do in Erinsborough.
CHLOE: But it doesn't matter if you do them now, or the next time you visit.
FAY: Well, I want to do as much as I can. You know, not just big things - the little ones as well. Like finding an antique rattle for the baby. Like I found for all you kids.
AARON: Yeah, I've still got mine, Mum.
FAY: And one last four-leaf clover hunt with my little girl.
CHLOE (laughs): I'm determined to find one.
AARON: It's all good, Mum. We're gonna do everything that's on that list. This is gonna be one trip to remember.
FAY: You don't have to make too much of a fuss.
AARON: No, we want to. You deserve it.
But Chloe is still looking conflicted.
No 32
Nicolette is reading on the couch when Aaron and David come in. She asks how Fay was; Aaron admits her condition has progressed further than they thought. David says she's lost a lot of dexterity in her hands (she could barely use the dice) and her memory's patchy; they'll need to modify a lot more things around the house to suit her needs.
NICOLETTE: It'll just take a bit of lateral thinking, but you'll get there.
AARON: Yeah, I know (...) She did ask about you.
DAVID: She was wondering why you weren't looking after her with Chloe.
NICOLETTE: That must've been awkward.
Aaron asks Nic to just say she's busy at Harold's if Fay asks her to go over.
NICOLETTE: Yeah, got it. It's probably for the best anyway. Chloe doesn't want me around, so I'll stay away.
No 30
Shane is nervous about going to meet Dipi, but Yashvi gives him some positive encouragement. Yashvi and Ned wish Shane luck, and he's about to leave, when Toadie comes through the door, and tells him to 'press pause' on the plan to go and see Dipi.
YASHVI: No, this plan's been delayed long enough.
TOADIE: Yeah, nah... I've just found out something you do need to know. It doesn't mean that you shouldn't try, but it's good to be forewarned.
SHANE: Spit it out.
TOADIE: There's no easy way to say this, umm... Dipi was talking to Melanie, and she asked about divorce papers.
Shane looks worried.
At Toadie's office, Melanie apologises to Toadie for 'causing a kerfuffle' with Shane and Dipi. Toadie's annoyed because Mel 'conducted legal work' that she isn't qualified for, but she argues that she only downloaded the divorce papers for Dipi to look at.
TOADIE: You shouldn't have even done that!
MELANIE: Why not? She's not gonna come to you for advice - you're Shane's brother. And the only thing I filed, the whole time, was my nails.
TOADIE: This sort of stuff, you need to bring to me.
There's a knock at the door; it's Terese. She has bad news; the engineers who are dealing with the subsidence at Toadie's usual office in the complex need to do more structural work, so it's going to be a while before he could move back in.
Toadie is very frustrated, saying he's been here for months already when it was originally only going to take weeks. He's missing out on a lot of walk-in business because of it. Terese is apologetic, but she says it's out of her hands. Toadie tells her it's doing his head in.
No 24
Chloe shows Fay the schedule Mark has made for her care, which was packed in her suitcase.
CHLOE: Mark is the only person I know with a laminator *and* a label-maker.
Suggesting they should follow the schedule, Chloe says it's time for Fay to have a nap, but Fay says she doesn't need one.
FAY: I don't want to spend my visit sleeping. I want to see people.
CHLOE: But we have plenty of time for that, and you'll have more energy after a nap.
FAY: You don't have to mollycoddle me.
CHLOE: I'm not. I'm trying to stick to this schedule! I can call Mark and have him tell you?
Fay says that's not necessary, and says she wants to go to the bathroom. Chloe says she'll help, but Fay gets very irritable, and insists that she can go alone.
CHLOE: Mum, we've done this before. Remember, I helped you in Adelaide.
FAY: Stop talking to me like I'm a two-year-old.
CHLOE: I'm sorry, but you can't use the bathroom by yourself.
FAY: I'll be fine.
CHLOE: I'll just wheel you in.
FAY (shouting): No, Chloe! I said, no.
CHLOE: I'm not leaving you alone.
FAY (shouting): Get away from me! I don't need your help.
CHLOE: Why not?
FAY (tearful): Because I don't want you or Aaron... I want Nicolette.
No 26
In the garden, Shane arrives to meet with Dipi. He immediately tells her he knows about the divorce papers. A bit annoyed, Dipi assumes Melanie said something to Shane, and he doesn't correct her.
DIPI: Just to be clear, I actually haven't filed anything. We need to be separated for at least a year.
SHANE: But you went to the trouble of getting the papers.
DIPI: It's because I wanted to be ready for what's coming. Emotionally ready. When it happens. Shane... This isn't easy for me either, Shane. But it's pretty clear our marriage is over. I just want this to be as painless for us as possible.
SHANE: ... Are you definitely sure this is the way you want to go?
No 24
Nicolette comes in, surprised to have been summoned via a text from Chloe. Fay is immediately cheerier and more relaxed, as Nic sets about correcting the buttons on Fay's top for her. Chloe looks annoyed.
FAY: It's really good to see you. I hope you know I mean that.
NICOLETTE: It's really good to see you, too.
Nicolette gives Fay a feel of her baby bump - her grandchild-to-be.
FAY: I'm sure you'll love every moment of being pregnant.
Nicolette goes to talk to Chloe in the kitchen; she says Fay seems fine.
CHLOE: She wasn't when I texted. Do you think I wanted to call you over here?
NICOLETTE: I don't know what to think, Chloe.
CHLOE: I know she didn't have an accident, and maybe I overreacted. But she was angry, and she was asking for you to take her to the bathroom, so I texted.
NICOLETTE: It's okay, Chlo. You did the right thing. I'm happy to help.
Chloe offers half a smile, but still seems uncomfortable.
No 26
In the garden, Shane and Dipi are still talking.
SHANE: Amy and me broke up.
DIPI: ... What?!
SHANE: She's left Erinsborough. She's not coming back. I broke it off with Amy because I love you. And I want to fix our marriage.
DIPI: ... Shane, when I told you I still love you, you shut me down. You said you couldn't get past how much I hurt you.
SHANE: I know.
DIPI: I thought the damage I'd done to our marriage was beyond repair. And now you're telling me this?
SHANE (emotional): When I saw you lying unconscious in the tram, all that was going through my head was... I couldn't lose you. I couldn't live with that. I want you, Dipi, and nothing else matters.
No 24
Nicolette reports to Chloe that Fay has now gone for a nap, and is already asleep.
NICOLETTE: I'm really glad you texted.
CHLOE: Just so we're clear, this was a one-off, and probably shouldn't have happened.
NICOLETTE: It's okay to ask for help, Chlo.
CHLOE: I don't need help. I just panicked, cos it's Day 1. But I should've handled it myself.
NICOLETTE: Okay, I understand that. But I just want you to know that I'm happy to help, at any time. I can come over whenever you need.
CHLOE: Thanks, but I'll manage myself. Or I'll call Aaron.
NICOLETTE: ... I'm guessing she doesn't know what I did. The necklace.
CHLOE: Of course not.
NICOLETTE: Well, if you don't want me coming around, you should tell her. She won't ask for me anymore.
CHLOE: ... Mum likes you. I don't want to say anything to change that. You're carrying her grandchild. I want you two to be close. But when it comes to you caring for her, this is where it stops.
Nicolette looks sad, and goes to leave.
Toadie comes in with lunch for him and Melanie, and finds her chatting to Terese. We learn Mel has asked to see Terese urgently.
MELANIE: I don't think Toadie's being compensated for the pain and suffering you've caused him in this so-called temporary move.
TERESE: Excuse me?
TOADIE: What are you doing?
MELANIE: This business is falling in a heap, because you've shoved him into no-man's-land, and are still expecting full rent!
TOADIE: Uh, Melanie...
MELANIE: He may as well be working out of the bathroom at Harold's! At least there'd be some passing traffic there.
TERESE: Toadie was given a very generous rent reduction when we were forced to shift him out of the office.
Melanie looks surprised, evidently not having realised this - but quickly finds her feet again.
MELANIE: Well, it obviously wasn't enough. You know when I started work here for Toadie, I thought I was gonna be run off my feet. I spend most of my days playing Minesweeper.
TOADIE: You what?
MELANIE: My point is, Terese, that given the extra time we are gonna be cooped up in here, Toadie needs more compensation for his loss of income.
Toadie and Terese exchange a look. He doesn't contradict Mel.
TERESE: Well... I guess you have a fair argument.
MELANIE: That's right, I do.
TERESE: Well, we will give you a further ten percent rent reduction for your 'pain and suffering'.
TOADIE: That's very generous of you!
Terese goes to take this good news to Paul!
MELANIE: Now, before you say anything - I did that because I know I did the wrong thing with Dipi.
TOADIE: No. No, you were right. Dipi would never have come to me.
Toadie declares that given Mel has saved him so much money with the rent, lunch is on him.
TOADIE: We need to talk about this Minesweeper thing.
MELANIE: Oh, really? You need some hints and tips? Can't get to the next level? I can help.
No 24
Chloe is talking to Aaron and David about what happened with Fay and Nicolette. They say that in future, she can call them for help, too, and David says that being a carer can be physically and mentally demanding - Chloe needs to take care of herself, too.
CHLOE: I thought it'd be easier having Mum here. I guess I've had my reality check.
Ramsay Street
Yashvi and Ned are in the street when Shane and Dipi emerge from No 26. Yashvi stresses about what's going on, but she soon learns it's good news.
SHANE: We're gonna try and give it a go.
YASHVI (thrilled): Serious?
SHANE: Yeah. We've got a lot to work through, but, umm... we're family, and we want to stay family.
Yashvi offers to help Dipi bring her things back from No 26 to the Rebecchi house, but Dipi says no.
DIPI: We've decided I'm not moving back just yet. Because if we do this, we're gonna do it right. So, baby steps for now.
YASHVI: Okay. I can live with that.
No 24
Aaron and Chloe are discussing Fay's medication, when they notice a sleeping Fay is about to fall off the couch. They rush over to stop her falling, and she wakes up. She's disoriented, but Aaron reassures her, saying he's going to be spending more time here, and she'll have everything she needs.
FAY (to Chloe): I'm sorry for snapping before.
CHLOE: Mum, you don't need to apologise.
FAY: Oh, I do. I don't want you bearing the brunt of my erratic moods.
CHLOE: That's why they pay me the big bucks!
FAY: I didn't come here for you to be my carer. Either of you.
AARON: Mum, we can handle it; it's fine.
FAY: I don't want you to. I want to enjoy the time I have left with you.
CHLOE: Mum, you've got plenty of time left.
FAY: Regardless, I want this visit to mean something. If Nicolette's happy to help, she can be my carer, even though she's not nursing at the moment.
CHLOE: Nicolette's got a full roster at the café.
FAY: Well, we can pay her. There's money in my NDIS plan.
CHLOE: Seriously, Mum, we don't need her help.
FAY: Well, if it can't be Nicolette, call an agency and find someone, and I'll make do with that.
CHLOE: Mum -
FAY: Don't fight me on this, Chloe. I don't have the energy.
Chloe and Aaron look at one another.
No 32
Nicolette is eating crisps dipped in yoghurt when Chloe comes in!
NICOLETTE: Don't judge me. I only wanted the yoghurt, but the baby wanted the chips.
CHLOE: Mum doesn't want me or Aaron to be her primary carers while she's here. She wants us to focus on doing family things.
NICOLETTE: That makes sense.
CHLOE: It's only been one day, and already, the idea of being responsible for her care is...
NICOLETTE: Terrifying.
CHLOE: Mum likes you, and trusts you. Whatever issues we have shouldn't affect that... So anyway, if you were able to drop in - not a lot, just when I need extra help - that would be great.
NICOLETTE: Like I said, Chloe, whatever you need. But you know, Fay will probably need care at any time of the night or day. I think you're gonna need me more than not a lot. So if you'd like me to move in, just while your mum's here, all you have to do is ask.
Chloe looks concerned.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Hendrix glares over at Harlow and Brent; Mackenzie tells him he's 'giving out stalky vibes'
- Hendrix asks Mackenzie why Harlow is wasting her time with Brent
- 'You are scum,' Hendrix tells Brent, who is seemingly taunting him as usual
- During some kind of painting activity, Fay notices Chloe and Nicolette getting on well
- Fay tells Aaron, 'Those two have been dancing around each other all day'
- Susan tells Karl and Bea that readers of the Finn book think they are the villains of it all
- Karl tells Bea, 'This isn't good'
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Chloe Brennan, Fay Brennan, Aaron Brennan, David Tanaka in Neighbours Episode 8562
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Terese Willis

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Aaron Brennan, Fay Brennan, Chloe Brennan in Neighbours Episode 8562
Aaron Brennan, Fay Brennan, Chloe Brennan

Chloe Brennan, Nicolette Stone in Neighbours Episode 8562
Chloe Brennan, Nicolette Stone

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