- Bea winding Kyle up by saying he's dating a younger version of Sheila!
- Kyle not happy at Sheila out partying with him.
- Kyle asking Roxy not to invite Sheila to things.
- Kyle reminding Sheila that Roxy is his girlfriend, not hers!
- Karl unsure whether to talk to Olivia or not.
- Hendrix brokering a meeting between Olivia and Karl.
- Karl saying to Olivia that he accepts responsibility for his role in her accident.
- Levi arresting Karl
As they wait for Toadie to arrive (so he can represent Karl), Susan reassures Hendrix that he wasn't the one responsible for getting Karl arrested, explaining that Olivia was looking for any excuse to enable that!
Eventually Toadie arrives and wants to know exactly what was said in the meeting with Olivia. Susan says in the civil meeting that Karl felt badly about the fall and so wanted to clear his conscience. She emphatically defends her husband that he did not admit to pushing Olivia.
SUSAN: He acknowledged his part in what happened, he took responsibility for losing his temper.
Toadie is concerned about Karl saying those last few words and thinks getting him bailed could be a while, so suggests waiting at home for news.
Flamingo bar (exterior)
Kyle isn't amused when Roxy returns with drinks for everyone and hears her say she's made plans (with Sheila) for tomorrow - a Krav Maga session. Bearing in mind her conversation with Kyle, Sheila feigns an excuse to back out of said plan (a work meeting with Paul). Roxy is highly suspicious and asks if everything is okay, and the pair are quick to reassure her that everything is fine.
After Roxy heads off to check on their food order, Sheila wants to know why Kyle didn't take up the offer to go with Roxy and Bea (Sheila's substitute) to the Krav Maga session? "It makes me second choice," is his reply, which she doesn't buy at all so asks for a proper explanation. "Nothing!" he pleads and when she uses his full name, he quickly decides to go help Roxy with the food!!
Sheila and Hendrix are very much relieved to see Karl and Toadie walk through the front door. Toadie explains that the police aren't pushing for a bail hearing but warns that they aren't "out of the woods" just yet.
Karl is frustrated at the whole mess given he didn't do anything wrong, other than have Olivia twist his words and he genuinely thought that having the meeting with her would "alleviate the nonsense." With his lawyer hat on, Toadie is a bit blunter to Karl, beginning with the fact he "shouldn't have gone to see her at all," he "hasn't learned anything from the last time" and the meeting has now given Olivia "the ammunition that she needs."
Hendrix asks what happens now and Toadie replies he will contact the OPP and "see how gun ho they are about pressing charges" and hopes that he can get any "downgraded."
TOADIE: Just don't contact her again, please! In fact, don't speak to anyone about this, not even the police, and that goes for everyone! Am I clear?!
KARL: Yes, crystal!
Roxy relays news to Terese and Chloe when she arrives home that Toadie and Karl are back from the station. "Do you think he did it?" Chloe asks and Terese doesn't think so as she's never known Karl to be physically aggressive and adds that she doesn't think he has it in him either, even if Olivia did put the K's under pressure about her book (according to David).
Sheila pops over for a chat with Roxy about Kyle and his accusation about her butting into their relationship and "hogging all the time" with Roxy. "Why would he say that to you?" a confused Roxy replies and it is the overhearing Terese who offers an explanation - Bea commented on how alike the pair of them were and neither Dipi nor herself disproved her rationale! "What's so bad about that?" a confused Sheila asks and its Terese who does the explaining:
TERESE: Well the joke is that you two are so alike that you could be the same person and Kyle really didn't think it was very funny!
SHEILA: That stupid gallah thinks he could be dating his own Grandmother!
At least Roxy and Sheila get the joke, as the pair dissolve into a fit of laughter!
When she sees Karl sitting despondently in the kitchen, Susan goes over to give him a hug and the reassurance that "Toadie will sort this out." He isn't so sure though but knows that regardless, his "reputation is shot." After another bout of self- doubt, she reminds him that he isn't "in this alone," plus he had her full support to talk to Olivia and knows "the truth will come out."
SUSAN: We just have to trust that.
Bea has just had the 'don't talk' call from Susan when she runs into Levi in the complex. He thinks being her boyfriend means he should be on the 'approved list' and hates that they are arguing about it. She reminds him he "arrested my uncle" and vehemently defends Karl after Levi says that Karl admitted he was responsible for Olivia being found injured at the bottom of the stairs. Levi asks if she thinks things would have been different if it had been any other officer involved? That seems to have her seeing things from his point of view.
LEVI: Babe, I am more than my job but it doesn't mean I can just ignore it whenever I feel like it.
"Yes I know," she acknowledges and agrees to go off with him to have a coffee.
Kyle doesn't know what to think when Sheila and Roxy start arguing and trading insults at each other (Roxy being described as Mushroom Mary is my favourite!) with him stuck in- between them! Eventually a very bemused Kyle does a runner to "put the oven on" to get away from them! Of course it is all a plan between the pair of them.
Hendrix calls Clive "a jerk" after hearing from Karl why he's not allowed to go into the hospital to get some files - in case anyone perceives Clive as not taking the charge against Karl seriously. While Karl appreciates "the outrage," he knows too that "mud sticks irrespective of guilt."
KARL: All I've ever wanted is to be the best physician I could be, to give service to the community. Now, I can't even be seen near my office.
HENDRIX: Toadie will fix things, right?
Sheila and Roxy are continuing with the charade and Kyle pleads with them "to give it a rest." "You got a problem with Roxy and I arguing?" Sheila asks and he is quick to reply yes, as they are scaring off his customers!
SHEILA: We thought it was what you wanted because you clearly didn't like it when we were getting on!
KYLE: (confused) What?
ROXY: You don't like us fighting and you don't like us as mates either.
SHEILA: So, what's it to be Your Highness? Do you want us in a friendly relationship or one where we are at each other's throats?!
The penny now drops that Kyle has been set up, which Sheila confirms and why they did it too! Roxy can't believe he is "freaking out because we have a few things in common."
ROXY: What are you like, 12?!
"My work here is done," Sheila declares and before leaving, she turns to Roxy and orders her to "sort this clown out!"
KYLE: Why is it so bad that I don't want people thinking I'm dating a younger version of my own grandmother?
ROXY: I can't believe I have to say this, but Sheila and I are not the same person!
KYLE: I know that.
ROXY: Clearly you don't! Yes, we have a few things in common, like to start with we both love you for some bizarre reason! And we may be strong, and confident women who don't like to be told what to do, but that doesn't make us identical.
"I get it," he begrudgingly says and admits that what Bea said "got in my head." "You're looking at this completely wrong," she says and goes to explains why.
ROXY: Your grandmother is an awesome role model right?
ROXY: And you were raised appreciating strong women, rather than being afraid of them?
KYLE: I guess?
ROXY: And that's why you like me, right? You like that I have a mind of my own and I stand up for myself.
KYLE: Babe, I love that.
ROXY: So, this should be something that you celebrate, not be embarrassed about.
Toadie calls round after his meeting with the OPP and tells the K's (and Hendrix) that it's not good news â€" the OPP aren't budging with the charges and are refusing to talk about a deal either as they want it to go to court. He isn't sure why that is the case, after Karl asks, although does think that the OPP interpret someone "openly expresses responsibly directly to the victim it makes it a pretty open and shut case." Karl is aghast at his words being mis- interpreted and Toadie is really struggling to come up with a Plan B for Karl.
KARL: Whatever you can do mate.
TOADIE: If there is a way through this, I will find it.
Kyle declares to his Gran and Roxy that he has been "an idiot" and that he was wrong to think that Roxy was a younger version of his Gran. He also admits that he is actually "stoked" that the pair "are mates" and that he needs to appreciate that more. "Apology accepted," Sheila acknowledges... although she does threaten to get the photo album out to prove that she was indeed a fox in her day!
"You've got a nerve showing up here," Susan says on seeing who it is that has knocked on the door (and walked right in)! Olivia explains that she is round to talk and is sure some "middle ground" can be found.
OLIVIA: Surely you can see this from my perspective?
SUSAN: Well we tried your perspective Olivia, it resulted in you having Karl arrested!
"I appreciate this is an awkward situation," Olivia admits and wants to see if they can "find a way forward." Susan isn't at all amused at the use of 'awkward situation' especially given that "Karl's under arrest for something he didn't do!"
Remembering Toadie's advice, Susan ends the conversation by closing the door on Olivia and telling her to "go away!" "Susan please," Olivia says trying to get Susan's attention... but she's walked through the house and out the back door!
Given he is bored being at home, Karl comes to see if he can find something to do at the tram instead. Kyle (and Roxy) aren't too pleased to see him there and try the polite 'we have a handle on things' to get Karl to leave, but when he persists, they are forced to bluntly say he isn't welcome given they are trying to build the trams reputation. "We do believe you though," Roxy is quick to say to him, which Kyle also reiterates, before a dejected Karl walks way.
Number 28 (backyard)
Susan thought she could escape Olivia by heading out into the backyard, but Olivia has walked round and come in via the back gate! "Get out or I'll call the police," Susan immediately says on seeing her and doesn't want to hear any "olive branch" that Olivia is offering.
OLIVIA: I know we can work this out.
SUSAN: (angrily) There is nothing to work out! You distort everything that's said to you!
"I am genuinely sorry," Olivia tries to say, acknowledging that it might not feel like that just now. Susan isn't in the forgiving mood given that Olivia twisted Karl's words so that it resulted in him being charged.
SUSAN: He is not a liar Olivia. You, on the other hand...
OLIVIA: No, no, that is not fair.
SUSAN: No! Do you know what's not fair? His lifetime of service tarnished by your self- serving lies!
"What about me?" Olivia pleads, and asks if Karl told her she faces "a lifetime of nerve damage to both my wrists." "No," Susan replies and after hearing the symptoms Olivia now suffers (and has been told to "get used to it,") her stance towards Olivia softens. While she is sympathetic towards Olivia, especially on hearing that due to the damage to her wrists, she won't be able to write properly again, Susan is still angry because "Karl was not to blame."
OLIVIA: He may be your husband Susan but you weren't there. He was furious. Even he said he wasn't himself.
SUSAN: (angrily) You will never convince me that my husband pushed you!
Flamingo bar (inside)
Over cocktails with Sheila and Terese, Chloe is enjoying being getting back into things following Fay's death. She is fair taken by the new bar and the smell coming from Sheila (via some posh and expensive hand cream by Giselle Goddard) and ends up being gifted the hand cream (as long as she doesn't tell Levi or Kyle) after Sheila admitted the smell was too sweet for her.
Terese asks if Kyle has been sorted, which Sheila confirms it has. She also adds that the lad apologised too for "being such a clown" and admitted that the pair of them being so alike was a good thing! "Nice work Kyle," Chloe acknowledges and even Terese seems impressed too... and winds Sheila up about her trying to prise them apart!
SHEILA: I know, but that would have been the biggest mistake of my life if I'd done that.
TERESE: What, because Roxy reminds you of yourself maybe?
SHEILA: Possibly... Shame I didn't think of that at the time because then I would have known she was perfect for him much sooner!
Number 28 (backyard)
Susan is all set to call the police when Olivia says, "there is no need to involve the police, I'm offering you an out." This stops Susan in her tracks and she is interested in what Olivia has to say.
OLIVIA: You agree to cooperate with my book and I will withdraw my claims against Karl.
SUSAN: I should have known. Nothing you do would surprise me, you're so underhanded!
OLIVIA: Nothing underhanded about it. My statement is the only evidence the police have against Karl. This is an opportunity.
SUSAN: For what?
OLIVIA: To make up for your husband's wrong doings.
SUSAN: Olivia, what exactly do you want from me?
OLIVIA: Nothing more than what's already been agreed. Give me everything you've written.
SUSAN: You must be joking!
OLIVIA: I'll work with what you've got, and then I'll interview you to fill in the rest.
SUSAN: I don't believe this. You're serious!
OLIVIA: I love my work Susan.
SUSAN: Your obsession you mean!
OLIVIA: If Karl is convicted of pushing me down those stairs, he could go to jail. We both know that. I'm giving you a chance to avoid that. The choice is yours.
SUSAN: You're blackmailing me?!
Coming up on Neighbours
- Mackenzie wanting to know if Brent is a suspect.
- Mackenzie defending Brent.
- Aaron worried about his sister.
- Nicolette reassuring Aaron that there is nothing romantic between her and Chloe.