- Sharon turns up at the school wanting to know Mel's whereabouts
- Jane tells Nell that Mel might have changed her number
- Toadie wants to leave it alone
- Nell leaves a voicemail for Sharon
- Byron is glad Reece has been honest with him about Krista
- The mechanic serviced Krista's car and she never returned
- Reece and Byron track down the car and find an affirmation card
- Tess wants to know why Reece is taking so much time to find Krista
Lassiter's Car Park
Reece is trying to talk to someone but with no success. She has now tried all the rehab facilities around here even using her real name. Byron points out Krista needs money to access these facilities. He points out they've already made progress. Reece spots Tess who has returned from Adelaide. Byron promises to give Reece space whilst Tess is here.
Nell joins Toadie and Terese. Toadie notes she has been gone for a long time. Nell makes up an excuse about her friend Jasmine needing help with economics. Toadie isn't convinced as Jasmine isn't usually bothered about these things. Terese thinks Nell is doing a great job.
TOADIE: The student has become the teacher. Well done, grasshopper.
Nell is baffled by this line from a Kung Fu TV show. She is heading over to Jasmine's. Toadie is proud of Nell for doing this and plans to watch Karate Kid tonight.
Bench by Lassiter's Lake
Reece shows Tess the affirmation card. Tess doesn't think it's much of a lead. Paul spots them and watches from a distance. Tess sorted things out in Adelaide but isn't focusing on that. Reece promises to keep working on it.
TESS: Your father's worried about you.
REECE: He wasn't worried when he sent me to the other side of the world.
Apparently Connor thought it would help the sisters reconnect with each other. Reece wants more time to find Krista. Paul takes a photo of them on his phone.
Leo comes off the phone, the police haven't found Ed. Paul is distracted even when Leo makes up tall stories. Paul recognises Tess but can't place her. He has looked her up on the internet and found her profile. Paul is convinced there is more to Reece and Tess's visit.
Jane tells Susan, Byron and Sam that Mike is preparing for his new role. Susan realises they will spend quite a time apart. Sam is looking forward to Christmas. Byron has got Christmas plans for himself and Reece. It's not definite how long she is here for.
JANE: Since Nicolette moved away.
BYRON: She thinks we're going to skip off to New Hampshire.
Jane admits she hasn't got to know Reece very well and Jane hasn't spent much time with Byron.
Reece has been invited to dinner at Jane's, Susan is coming too. Reece wishes she could have an excuse. Byron thinks it would be good to escape.
BYRON: Why do you let her (Tess) get to you so much?
REECE: I shouldn't.
Byron reminds Reece that she is part of the Sinclair family. Byron doesn't want Reece to be pushed around. Reece gets a text from Tess about tonight's plans, Byron offers to text her back.
No.22 / The Tram
Toadie is calling up the stairs to get Hugo to take a shower. Terese is happy and she is happy she's getting on better with Nell. Terese is talking to her and there for her when Nell needs it.
No.22 / The Tram
Sharon is sitting outside the Tram as Nell approaches. Sharon notices her and greets her warmly.
SHARON: You look so different to the photos Mel has of you.
Nell is interested in the fact Mel still has photos of her and Hugo. Sharon plans to sort out drinks.
No.22 / The Tram
Toadie is pleased with his progress with Nell as well. Nell came to Toadie about finding out from Jane that Mel had changed her number and moved house.
TOADIE: I think we might have finally moved past all the secrets.
No.22 / The Tram
Sharon is enjoying being back in Erinsborough. She's appreciated it more since she's left. Sharon reminisces about Bronwyn and Nell Mangel, she realises the connection of the two Nells. Nell interrupts to agitatedly tell Sharon that she wants to find out everything Sharon knows about Mel.
Tess gets a text, rolls her eyes and puts her phone away. Tess gets into the lift, Paul follows her and introduces himself. She recognises him from her research. She's here touching base with Reece. Paul hopes Reece is positive about Lassiter's! He invites Tess to dinner in The Penthouse. She agrees to an early dinner.
No.22 / The Tram
Sharon reassures Nell that she is sure Mel is ok and concentrating on the house move. Nell admits to overhearing Sharon and Jane's chat. Mel met up with Sharon a couple of weeks ago but admittedly didn't mention a house move. Sharon points out Mel is known to be impulsive. Sharon thinks the reason will be just like Mel, innocent and kooky. Mel didn't really talk about things ending with Toadie. Sharon doesn't know why Mel would say she didn't want to be a parent to Nell and Hugo as she talked a lot about them. There were many albums of them and Mel keeps looking at photos on the socials. Nell is more baffled than ever!
SHARON: She still loves you very much.
Reece thanks Jane for hosting this evening's dinner. Jane is grateful they can spend more time getting to know each other. She's had the school on her mind and made misconceptions about Reece without bothering to get to know her. Jane realises they're serious about the other. She admits her worry about Reece returning home but is toasting to the future.
Paul has prepared a dry martini and hands it to Tess on her arrival. He's found out that she is Conrad's most valued employee. She's been working there a long time. He has been getting on ok with Reece. He admits to being stunned she took three weeks to reveal her identity which surprises Tess. Tess chokes on her martini when Paul tells her about Reece's relationship with Byron.
Everyone is sitting around the table. Jane hasn't had much time for wedding planning.
JANE: It'll be a small ceremony surrounded by the people that we love.
She wants everyone there including Nicolette, Aaron, David and Isla. Reece is distracted looking at the family photos until Susan asks her about her family. Reece tells them that the Sinclairs don't really have family photos.
SUSAN: We haven't taken a complete family photo for years.
Paul tells Tess about Leo owning The Vineyard and offers to send over some wine they are drinking. He offers to share information about Reece. After everything he knew about Reece he was surprised at the out of character things she has done. She's usually hard- working and manages Conrad's best interests. He realises there is more to this and has picked up on Tess's concerns. She thanks him and is going to head off.
TESS: My loyalty is firmly with the Sinclair family.
He suggests another meetup and she agrees vaguely.
Jane, Byron and Reece have been out for a walk. Jane has to head home by herself but says she'll be fine.
Sharon asks about the house move, Nell says things are improving. She's uncertain about things after Sharon gave her information about Mel. She thanks Sharon for her help, Sharon wishes she could have been more helpful and promises to let Nell know if Mel gets in touch. Nell refuses Sharon's offer of a lift and decides to walk home. Jane arrives and is surprised to see Nell talking to Sharon.
Leo has just finished putting Abi to bed. Paul tells him about what he told Tess, Paul finds her intriguing. Paul thinks that Tess isn't pleased with Reece's antics. Paul plans to find out more by inviting Tess on a city tour the next day.
PAUL: I always enjoy the company of powerful women.
Nell is wanting Jane to not mention the meet up to Toadie. Jane refuses to keep it a secret. Nell needed to talk to Sharon. Jane reminds her it would be better that Nell talks about Mel to Toadie instead of Sharon. Nell doesn't want to worry Toadie and realises she knows more than him about Mel's whereabouts. She wants to check how Mel is doing but doesn't want to cause problems between Toadie and Terese.
NELL: Things are just starting to get good at home again.
Sharon wasn't able to give any answers. Jane gently tells Nell that they will hear from Mel when she's ready to talk to them. Jane agrees not to talk to Toadie if Nell doesn't go and find any more answers. Nell agrees but rolls her eyes when Jane's back is turned. They head home.
Toadie and Terese agree to change into trackies as Nell arrives home. Toadie thought he was giving Nell a lift but apparently she got a lift from Jasmine's Mum as they finished early. She says the study session went ok and thanks Terese for her help. Nell gets a text from Sharon promising to keep her updated.
Reece thanks Byron for the family dinner which was what she needed. They kiss then Byron heads to the shower. Reece answers a knock at the door, it's Tess. She wants to know why Reece is dating a former online escort. Reece refuses to share details. Tess realises that Reece has been taking her time looking for Krista. Tess wants Byron to sign an NDA agreement about Krista and they can go their separate ways the next morning.
TESS: It's time to come home.
Reece refuses to come home as she needs to find Krista. Tess is going to look for Krista instead. She tells Reece she's going back to the States the next day.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Cara doesn't want the DNA results to come between them
- Remi thinks the outcome could change things
- Wendy doesn't think Andrew minds causing hurt to her
- Tess wants more info from Paul about Byron
- Reece tells Byron she needs to decide what her future holds