- Levi and Ned help Amy move into her new apartment - or as Sheila calls it, a 'hotbed of filth'
- Levi tells Sheila there won't be anything crazy going on at Amy's housewarming party
- During a game of cards, Amy tells Levi and Ned with a smile that she knows how to make this more interesting
- Leo and Britney agree to start again, as friends
- Britney takes offence when Leo points out that Abigail has become used to being bottle- fed
- Britney's concerned when David calls round to No 22 see Abigail
- Aaron admits he hates having bonded with Abigail and lost her, and having to do it all over again with Isla
- David and Aaron asks Nicolette to move back in, so they can all raise Isla together
Nicolette is at home with Isla, when Britney arrives with Abigail for a catch-up. After introducing Abigail and Isla to one another as cousins, Nicolette explains to Britney that Aaron and David are shortly coming over for morning tea.
NICOLETTE: They've asked me to move in with them. And I think I'm gonna say yes.
BRITNEY: Sounds like a good first step.
NICOLETTE: Fingers crossed. I mean, I've ruined so much for them. If they're still willing to have me, then maybe we can get back to the way things used to be.
Aaron and David are in their bedroom, and Aaron wonders what they're going to do with the bassinet they were using for Abigail.
DAVID: Let's just wait until Nicolette tells us what she's gonna do.
AARON: I just need it out of here, David. Like, every time we wake up, I see it, and it just reminds me of Abigail. You know we've barely seen her since Britney...
DAVID: I get it. It's awkward, and it's impossible. But keeping our distance is the right thing to do for Abigail. And for us.
David sits next to Aaron on the bed and comforts him.
AARON: I know. Still doesn't mean I have to be happy about it, though.
DAVID: No. But it does give us a chance to focus on Isla. And that's what we should be doing.
Roxy and Kyle are at a table. Roxy is hoping that Hendrix has apologised to Mackenzie following his recent behaviour. Kyle thinks he will have done, explaining that he had a chat with Hendrix yesterday. He doesn't reveal to Roxy what the chat was about specifically, but says he thinks Hendrix will be a lot better from now on. Sheila approaches, surprised to see Roxy and Kyle don't have hangovers. Kyle asks why.
SHEILA: After the housewarming party at Madam Amy's bordello!
But Kyle explains the party was cancelled, so he just chilled at Roxy's.
ROXY: It must've been a party for two, because Ned didn't come home.
SHEILA: Oh. *Levi* didn't come home. That's weird.
ROXY: Maybe they both stayed.
KYLE: What, like, all three of them together?
ROXY: How many bedrooms is there?
KYLE: Just the one.
SHEILA: See? This is exactly what I said would happen (...) They had a threesome.
Kyle looks shocked.
Britney arrives back from next door with Abigail, to find Leo and Terese at home. Abigail needs a change, but Britney is frustrated to learn that Leo has bought the wrong nappies.
BRITNEY: Look at the size on the box. How hard can it be?
LEO: Right, cos you're so good at this, cos you're perfect, right? (!)
BRITNEY: What is that supposed to mean?
LEO: It means, stop having a go at me every time I make an effort!
BRITNEY: You know what making an effort would actually look like? Listening to me, instead of running off to work all the time.
LEO: Yeah, here we go!
Terese interrupts, suggesting they could go out together and get the right nappies, while Terese looks after Abigail. Britney doesn't seem keen to leave Abigail, but Terese insists Britney and Leo need some time out, so they can talk about how things will work between them going forward, such as whether they are going to live together.
TERESE: These arguments, and the tension - it's only gonna get worse if you don't sit down and talk it through.
LEO: You're right.
Susan comes in and asks Sheila for a coffee. Toadie turns up, and Sheila announces she has a 'bone to pick' with him, so Susan heads to the toilet while she's waiting.
SHEILA: Your old mate has wasted no time setting up her den of iniquity.
TOADIE: Oh, Sheila, seriously, you've got to let this go.
SHEILA: Ned and Amy and Levi in bed together, all three of them. She is running amok with my grandson, and she's only been in that place for three days!
TOADIE: Mm. Three days of good times, if that's what you're into.
SHEILA: Except, that's not what Levi's into, and you need to rein her in.
TOADIE: Okay, alright - firstly, I'm not gonna rein anyone in. And did Levi actually say that that's what happened, specifically?
SHEILA: He didn't have to.
TOADIE: Alright, well, then, I'm only gonna say this once. Amy's love life is Amy's business, nobody else's.
Sheila is still arguing with him as Amy walks in, and sits at a table, oblivious to Toadie and Sheila.
TOADIE (to Sheila): Can you actually hear yourself?
SHEILA: Oh, look, don't paint me like one of those people. Everybody knows that I am a proud ally of anyone's sexual orientation or gender fluidity (...) The problem is that Levi is not into that sort of thing. It's out of character for him, and the more it goes on, the more he'll get hurt, until the whole thing blows up. And believe you me, it will blow up.
As if on cue, a loud bang comes from the toilets and the sound of rushing water. Susan rushes out.
SUSAN: Okay. Definitely not my fault, but there's just been a very large bathroom explosion, and I think there's someone still in there.
An unpleasant smell wafts through the bar, and they all gag!
David and Aaron are crossing the road to go to Nicolette's morning tea, as agreed. However, on the way, they hear Abigail crying loudly from No 22. Aaron wants to go and check on her, but David says all babies cry, and reminds him they're supposed to be seeing Nicolette and Isla. But as the crying continues at full volume, Aaron can't stop himself from going to investigate...
Terese is desperately trying to soothe Abigail while on the phone to Sheila at The Waterhole about the plumbing emergency! When Aaron and David come in, Terese gratefully passes Abigail to Aaron, and she soon stops crying. After finishing her call, Terese explains she's waiting for Britney and Leo to get back so she can head to the pub to sort out the crisis. But Sheila then calls again.
AARON: Terese, if it's that bad, we could probably take Abigail for you.
DAVID: We're supposed to be seeing Isla and Nicolette right now.
AARON: Yeah, I know. But why can't we do both? We could take Abigail over there.
Terese doesn't think Britney would be okay with that, but equally she's clearly desperate to get to the pub and prevent meltdown, so Aaron convinces her to go, promising he and David will only go next door with Abigail. Terese concedes she doesn't have a choice, and says she'll only be half an hour, before rushing out. Aaron fusses over Abigail.
The Flamingo Bar
While Britney sits in the fire pit area, Leo is nearby, explaining to Roxy that he's come out with Britney without Abigail, so they can 'talk big-picture stuff'. Leo then goes over to join Britney with some drinks. She apologises for taking out her frustrations on him about the nappies, saying she wants this situation to work.
LEO: So do I. And there's no better place to raise a family than Erinsborough.
Umm, yeah, sure, Leo (!)
BRITNEY: But my life and my work, it's in New York.
LEO: Yeah, but you can model anywhere. And at least here, we've got family around.
BRITNEY: They're *your* family.
LEO: They can be yours too.
BRITNEY: It's not just that.
She glances warily over to where Roxy's standing - she has now been joined by Chloe.
LEO: Hey, Chloe is only one person.
BRITNEY: But one person who will always make sure that I remember the mistakes I've made. And she's not the only one.
LEO: Alright. I know we've both got mistakes we need to deal with, yeah? But at least here, we've got people who can support that. Look, great families start with being around family. Can you at least think about it?
Britney nods uncertainly.
Terese rushes in, and tells Sheila that she's been tending to the other customer who happened to be in the toilets when they exploded, organising clean clothes and room service at the hotel for her. Hopefully that will mean they don't get sued! Sheila reports that the plumber has at least stopped any leakage into the bar area, but says she can't run a pub without working toilets. Terese says customers can use the hotel loos.
Terese goes to check on the disgruntled customer again, saying she'll return afterwards to speak to the plumber.
Nicolette has put out a load of pastries and fruit for morning tea, but David and Aaron haven't shown up yet.
NICOLETTE (to Isla): Yes, I know. Daddies will be here soon. They are running a bit late, though, aren't they?
David and Aaron are still fussing over Abigail.
AARON: I think I forgot how beautiful she is.
DAVID: She's perfect. Hey, you know, we should probably head over to see Nicolette and Isla now.
AARON: Yeah, I dunno - maybe Terese was right. Maybe it's best that we wait till she gets home.
DAVID: We could ask Nicolette to bring Isla over here.
AARON: Yeah, we could. But who knows how long it'll be until we get to spend any alone time with Abigail again.
Nicolette gets a text.
NICOLETTE (to Isla): Apparently, daddies are still a little while away.
Nic looks anxious.
David reports to Aaron that Nicolette has replied, saying they shouldn't leave it too long as Isla will need to take a nap. But Aaron is still occupied with Abigail; he says they only need to wait till Terese gets home, which will be 'any minute'. They both laugh at the cuteness of Abigail sneezing.
DAVID: That was adorable.
AARON: She is adorable.
Ned, Levi and Amy have convened for lunch outside the pub, discussing last night in vague enough terms that we're not exactly sure what happened!
AMY: You guys are amazing. There is just no other word for it (...) Thank you so much for a brilliant night, and for letting me sleep in!
LEVI: Mm, figured you might need it after everything.
Kyle turns up, eager to get the lowdown.
KYLE: Hey, you three! (...) Good night last night, I hear?
AMY: So good.
NED: It's weird, the nights when you're not expecting anything to happen turn out to be awesome.
LEVI: Yes, yes - and last night, man, was awesome.
KYLE (incredulous): Yeah?
AMY: Yeah. Honestly, I didn't think I'd be able to keep up with you two, or entertain you both for the whole night.
NED: Could've fooled us.
LEVI: Hey, you were pulling some crazy moves.
AMY: Damn straight.
LEVI: Honestly, I thought I was gonna be a bit of a disappointment.
NED: Oh, no - you were *not* a disappointment!
Kyle's eyebrows just keep rising higher and higher.
LEVI: Are you alright, man?
KYLE (uncomfortable): Yeah, you know, I just... I'm just getting used to the idea, that's all.
LEVI: What idea?
KYLE: Nothing. All this. You know, *everything*.
AMY: Kyle, what is going on?
KYLE: I'm really happy not to talk about it, you know. Not that there's anything wrong with it.
NED: Talk about what?
LEVI: Dude, what are you talking about, man?
TOADIE: Hey, guys - just a heads up. Word on the street is that you three hooked up last night. Together.
Amy looks mortified, but Ned and Levi think it's hilarious. Toadie walks off, as the trio finally understand what Kyle was talking about.
LEVI (to Kyle): Wait, wait - you thought that we, like... all of us?
NED: No, man, no!
KYLE: Shut up!
Kyle stomps off in a huff as Ned and Levi almost wet themselves laughing. But Amy looks unamused.
The Flamingo Bar
Kyle is debriefing to Roxy about his misunderstanding with Amy, Levi and Ned. He's upset that Toadie made him 'look like a creep' by mentioning the rumoured threesome straight up.
ROXY: You didn't look like a creep. You just wanted to know the juicy gossip. Admit it - you're just like your gran.
KYLE: I think I'd rather be a creep.
ROXY: Aww. My sweet little gossipy creep.
Susan comes in, and thanks Kyle - she says that Hendrix is in a much better frame of mind today since he spoke to Kyle.
KYLE: He just needed to talk, and I was happy to listen.
SUSAN: Well, whatever you said, it seems to have worked.
But she admits she still has questions about what caused Hendrix's behaviour, and what he intends to do about school. Kyle doesn't break Hendrix's confidence about the cancer scare, but says he's probably 'in a good spot to hear you out'. Susan says she'll give it another couple of days before talking to him (presumably, until Hendrix is next in an episode!) But she reiterates that she and Karl are grateful for Kyle's input.
Terese returns to speak to Sheila; she's now confident the customer from the toilets won't sue them. Sheila says the plumber has now left, but reports that it was only a blockage, not a pipe burst. Terese leaves.
Ned and Levi come in together, arms around one another, playing up to the rumours for Sheila's consumption!
NED: We just thought we'd come in for a cold-hearted threesome.
SHEILA: I beg your pardon?!
LEVI: You know, the cocktail, Gran? Ned can show you how to make it if you want?
Ned starts fiddling with Levi's hair, pretending he's helping him remove something from it. Levi responds in kind, by stroking Ned's face and looking lovingly into his eyes! The boys can't help laughing at Sheila's horrified expression, but Amy comes in and is not pleased to find them stoking the rumours.
AMY: Stop it, you two. (to Sheila) Whatever you think happened last night, didn't.
SHEILA: Could've fooled me.
AMY: Yeah, I had a housewarming, and yeah, the boys stayed over. Ned slept on the couch, and Levi passed out in the bathtub.
LEVI: Yep, it's true, Gran.
AMY: And you somehow thinking that I groomed them into this is actually quite offensive.
SHEILA: Well, what are people supposed to think about this sort of arrangement? I don't even know how it works!
AMY: It's just ignorance, Sheila!
SHEILA: Especially now that you have your own place, that you can do what you like in.
LEVI: You should probably stop talking, Gran.
SHEILA: Fine! Maybe I was wrong this time, but honestly, I cannot be bothered with the three of you. I have toilets to clean.
Levi and Ned continue to smirk at their own joke, but Amy is still scowling.
AMY: You guys made that so much worse than it had to be, winding her up like that.
NED: Oh, come on, we were just mucking around.
AMY: Yeah, but you added fuel to the fire.
LEVI: Look, no-one actually cares what Gran thinks. And besides, I thought we didn't care what people thought?
AMY: This is just, it's... it's different. It's not who we are. It's not who *I* am.
Seeing how upset she is, Levi apologises to Amy, and Ned promises no more jokes. Ned suggests taking Amy to dinner tonight and forgetting about it all, but...
AMY: No. I think until all this blows over, I'm just... I'm gonna cool for a bit. With the both of you.
She walks out, leaving Ned and Levi perplexed.
David and Aaron are still fussing over baby Abigail.
AARON: She has changed so much just in the few days we've been away from her.
DAVID: She's gonna change so much in the future, too.
AARON: Yeah. I guess we should count ourselves lucky she turned out to be our niece. That way she's in our lives forever.
David gets a text from Nicolette, saying she's had to put Isla to bed. They decide to call her later and arrange a catch-up. At that point, Leo and Britney come in, and are concerned to find Terese not here and David and Aaron with Abigail. Aaron explains that Terese had an emergency so they offered to babysit, but Britney is quick to take Abigail from David.
BRITNEY: You shouldn't be here at all.
LEO: Brit, it's okay. They're just trying to help.
Terese then comes in, and Britney blasts her.
BRITNEY: You were supposed to be looking after my baby, not palming her off to these two!
TERESE: No, I wasn't palming her off, I -
DAVID: We were just here. We weren't trying to cause any trouble.
AARON: (...) Britney, surely you can see how hard this has been for us. We just wanted to see her.
BRITNEY: You guys have to leave.
Everyone looks awkward.
Having put Isla to bed, an annoyed Nicolette begins clearing away the uneaten food from the morning tea.
David and Aaron have gone, and Britney and Leo are talking. Terese watches from the kitchen.
BRITNEY: I can't do this, Leo. It's too much.
LEO: It'll get better, Brit. I'll make it better.
BRITNEY: How? You can't make our baby connect with me.
LEO: I can talk to David and Aaron.
BRITNEY: It's not their fault. Of course they're attached to her. It's just, the longer this goes on, the harder it is for everybody.
Chloe reassures David and Aaron that they were doing the right thing in looking after Abigail; Britney won't hold it against them.
DAVID: The look on her face when she saw me cuddling Abigail... I think we might've caused some real damage.
CHLOE: What do you mean?
DAVID: For Leo, and for what it might mean for us moving forward.
Terese joins Britney and Leo, and says she would've avoided leaving Abigail today if she could've. She says she's here for her, Leo and Abigail, and anything they need.
BRITNEY: I know. Thank you. But today just proves that it's just not straightforward around here.
LEO: Yeah, look - no-one's saying it's gonna be easy, okay?
TERESE: But that's why it's important to be with family.
BRITNEY: The problem is, no matter how hard I try, this just isn't my home.
TERESE: Well, it could be.
LEO: Yeah. But maybe it'll just take some time.
BRITNEY: I just don't think I can bond with my baby here.
No 32 / No 22
David is still with Aaron and Chloe, when a phone call comes through from Leo.
LEO: Look, uh.. Britney wants us to move back to New York, with Abigail.
DAVID: What?! No.
LEO: I'm so, so sorry, bro.
David hangs up. He tells Aaron and Chloe that Leo and Britney are leaving with Abigail.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Aaron tells David that Britney doesn't care how they feel; 'She doesn't have to,' David replies
- Paul tells Terese they wouldn't be in this situation if it wasn't for him
- Paul tells Terese she's being extreme as she carts his belongings into the penthouse
- 'You of all people will not lecture me on extreme behaviour,' she retorts
- Nicolette notices that Chloe is wearing her engagement ring
- Chloe tells Nicolette, 'I love you. I want to be with you'