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Neighbours Episode 8940 from 2023 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 8940 (Melanie is arrested for manslaughter)
Australian and UK airdate: 20/11/23
Writer: Fiona Bulle
Director: Scott Major
Guests: Reece Sinclair: Mischa Barton
Georgia McNamara: Jude Beaumont
- "Save Me" by CLYPSO
Summary/Images by: Tracy C/Jeremai
- Melanie spooked by Eden showing up.
- Toadie thinking Melanie is spooked after Hugo's accident.
- Melanie admitting she's come clean.
- Melanie pushing Krista into the pool and Krista hitting her head as she falls into the pool.
- Melanie telling Paul that she thinks she's killed Krista.
- Eden telling Paul's he's done him a gigantic favour... which was disposing of Krista's body.
- Paul reminding everyone to keep their mouths shut!
- David questioning if Paul can look Terese in the eye after what he's done.
- Paul walking out of his re- marriage to Terese.
- Terese angry at both Paul and Melanie.
- Paul finding out that Krista's surname is Sinclair.
Lassiters Complex
Byron and Reece find Holly in the complex and are after answers over how she knows Krista. Holly explains that until very recently, she thought her name was Kelly and didn't know that she was a Sinclair either. "Where is she?" Reece asks and Holly admits that she is hating "to be the one to tell you this."
HOLLY: I'm sorry. She's dead.
Number 22
"I don't know if I feel better or worse for knowing the truth," Terese admits to Toadie when they finally get home and turns out he feels the same way too. She asks if things now change for him, but he quickly shakes his head and seems angry that Melanie chose to leave rather than ask for help. He is also refusing to go see Melanie in prison, satisfied with the explanation given. In turn, he ask how she feels about Paul but before she can reply, there is a knock on the door - its Cara brining the kids home. After hugs all round and a thanks to Cara, Nell wants to know what is going on with Melanie.
The Waterhole (veranda)
Reece is having difficulty accepting the news that her sister is dead and how she died. Holly explains that it involved Eden and Melanie and someone else... Paul.
Number 22
Toadie is giving the kids the edited version of why Melanie "decided to run away instead of facing the consequences" and that she is being held on remand. Nell is trying to see the positives - that Melanie left to protect them rather than "because she stopped caring about us" and that he can help by being her lawyer. Toadie doesn't want that job, explaining Melanie will be "appointed a lawyer" who is "more suited to her case." He is also forbidding Nell from seeing Melanie when she asks to "because she is in some very serious trouble" and until its resolved, as a family they will be keeping their distance from her.
NELL: Mel is family.
TOADIE: No! No she is not. Don't say that again!
Number 24
David thanks Jane, on everyone's behalf, for allowing them to stay the night but if it were up to Jane they'd never leave!
Jane is still somewhat bitter that Nicolette moved away with Isla although in her defence, it was thanks to Nicolette putting the hard word on her brother that he came to Erinsborough to be with her instead. David explains the pact the three of them made too on moving to the countryside - "to look forward not back."
Leo arrives to see his brother but can tell from the atmosphere something is up and asks.
Police station
Reece is having trouble getting her head around Paul's role in her sister's death and is after answers from him. Andrew explains that won't be happening tonight as Paul is still with his lawyer.
Number 24
Leo is peeved at finding out exactly why his brother moved away but David's explanation for keeping quiet was so Leo wasn't dragged down with them. After Leo asks, they are unsure what will happen regarding David's probation as charges may be impending.
"I guess we've all been in denial thinking this wouldn't end badly," David mutters aloud when Leo goes to take a call from Paul's lawyer. Jane is trying to turn what has happened into a positive - they can come home since there is no need to stay away anymore.
DAVID: I don't want Paul having anything to do with our daughter. His warped sense of how to protect people is the last thing she needs to grow up around.
Ignoring his rant, Jane asks "surely you missed the rest of us?" David admits that they do but thinks it's easier if Jane continues to visit them than the other way around.
Leo is back with news Paul is getting bailed and is going to organise that although David thinks Paul should spend the night locked up!
LEO: I hear what you're saying alright, but he's still our dad.
Nicolette wonders what the odds are that its Melanie who spends the night in jail while Paul walks?! "Pretty good I'd say," David replies back to her question.
Number 32
Byron is doing is best to comfort Reece ahead of her having to make "the hardest call" to tell her dad about Krista.
Number 22
As they get ready to get to bed, Terese asks what will become of Melanie and Toadie guesses she'll be facing manslaughter charges along with perverting the course of justice, with Paul facing the later charge too.
Toadie wants to resume their chat about how she is feeling about Paul. "You didn't hear me at the complex?!" she replies back with and he did, but he is more interested to know if she is buying into Paul's explanation. It is a definite "no" from her although once the pair settle down for the night, even after a round of 'love you', you can almost see Terese's mind still contemplating things.
Music montage
With 'Save me' playing we see Melanie sitting on her prison bed, while at #22, both Toadie and Terese are finding sleep hard to come by. Having been bailed by Leo, Paul's first thing on arriving home to the penthouse is to pour them both a whisky but when he goes to hand Leo his, he isn't there.
Number 24
Nicolette admits that she misses being around her mum "and civilisation" as life "fluffing up pillows and cleaning toilets" isn't exactly her ideal job but at the time it was the best option. Jane loves having Byron back and would love for Nicolette and Isla to stay permanently too plus it would be good for Isla to see Abigail every day too.
NICOLETTE: If it was up to me I would be back in a heartbeat. Aaron too, but we're not the ones you have to convince.
Even with the deal the trio have in place (agreements must be unanimous) she doesn't think David really wants to be around Paul!
The duo receive a late night visitor (Byron) who has popped in for a reunion with his sister while Reece sleeps. He is curious to know how she managed to get caught up in this tangled mess!
Number 22 (next day)
Given she's been ignoring his calls, Terese is sure their early morning visitor is Paul. When Toadie goes to answer, right enough it is Paul, but he's refused entry as Terese doesn't want to talk to him. Given his route is blocked, Paul calls out instead for a chance to explain but its met with silence from her and a "go" from Toadie, which he reluctantly does.
Lassiters Complex
Reece wants Byron to accompany her while she does something, but on hearing Paul's voice (he's talking to his lawyer about the charges) has her heading over to him instead.
Despite Paul's lawyer trying to prevent them talking, Reece wants it known how angry she is at Paul for his involvement in Krista's death and for her having to tell Conrad about his daughter's death. He can sympathise with the later but in his defence, he didn't know they were related (and that Reece was trying looking for her).
REECE: If you think you're going to get away with this, you're not. He's going to single- handedly destroy your business and everything that you care about. And I'm going to watch him do it!
Paul tries to respond but his lawyer warns him off but Reece isn't finished yet:
REECE: You will never be forgiven for the part you've played in this... ever!
Harolds café
Terese is unloading to Susan over how she and Toadie got close (and ultimately married) as they thought their [former] partners didn't love them when in actual fact they did. Susan reassures her that they will get through this as the pair do love each other. Terese explains that both have decided not to contact Paul or Melanie and Toadie has also banned Nell from seeing Melanie too, even though the lass wants to visit. "And do you think she'll listen?!" Susan asks and the saving grace is that Nell can't visit without Toadie's permission. Susan scoffs at that given lengths she went to track Melanie down and then see her.
TERESE: Maybe there is something I can do.
Number 22
Given what has happened, Andrew drops by to check that Terese and Toadie aren't feeling insecure but is quickly told they are okay, both trust one another... "our exes on the other hand!"
TOADIE: I mean when you think about it, he never wanted to break up with her.
ANDREW: And Melanie never wanted to break up with you.
Toadie is standing by his promise that he wouldn't go and see Melanie and adds Terese wants nothing to do with Paul either. "Sounds like there's nothing we can do," Andrew comments which Toadie agrees with... then maybe doesn't!
Lassiters hotel (swimming pool)
"I have to," is Reece's justification for going to see where her sister died. She also wants to know if it was quick and if Krista suffered, which Byron wishes she didn't think about.
REECE: How can I not?! I mean I sat on this very roof. I was so angry with her and it's here that she lost her life.
Byron offers his tuppenceworth that Nicolette believes it was an accident and that Melanie is a good person who "just got caught up in a bad situation." Despite not knowing her for long, Byron describes Melanie as "nice."
REECE: I want to meet her!
Goodwood women's prison
Reece is let in to see Melanie to get answers to the questions she is after. Melanie begins with telling Reece that she "always really liked Krista" and she had potential to "do anything, be anyone if things had been different" before Melanie then offers her condolences.
Even though she didn't recognise Melanie's name, her face was familiar when Reece did some digging. Likewise Melanie remembers her too, describing Reece as the only member of Krista's family who "seemed to care for her."
REECE: Yeah, well, the bar wasn't set very high. The irony is you did a lot for Krista. Probably more for her than anyone else. Yet here you are, paying the price.
Melanie admits she never meant for Krista to get hurt and doesn't know where Eden is either after she's asked. She confirms that Eden has harassed her for money but she'd nothing to give him. Melanie warns Reece about Eden, describing him as "a dangerous man" and talks about how she'd a lucky escape thanks to Sharon turning up "just in time."
REECE: I'm not afraid of Eden. He will be found and he will pay for what he's done.
Number 24
After David thanks his brother for bringing Abigail over for a playdate with Isla, Leo gets a dig in about how much time the girls have missed out being with each other. "I know you're disappointed," David acknowledges, but he didn't want to risk the possibility of going back to prison
DAVID: Maybe I've overreacted, but you've never been in prison. And afterwards, I guess I was ashamed too.
LEO: Why?
DAVID: I always make bad decisions when I'm around Paul. I had to get away and stay away.
Leo admits he's not happy with Paul either but is sure Paul has told the police everything. "Only when he was cornered and didn't have a choice," David is quick to reply with.
DAVID: He might be dad to you, but he can only ever be Paul to me now.
Penthouse suite
When the lift pings, Paul was expecting is lawyer to walk out not Toadie. Toadie is quick to get in that he isn't here to provide legal advice but to ask a question instead.
Goodwood women's prison
Unlike with Reece, Terese isn't separated from Melanie by a pain of glass when she turns up at the prison. Terese is here to ask Melanie something.
Penthouse suite
Toadie goes through all the nice things that Paul keeps on doing for Terese before finally asking if he's still in love with her?
Goodwood women's prison
And at the prison, Terese is after a similar response from Melanie. "I'm not going to lie to you," Melanie replies back.
Penthouse suite
Paul doesn't deny that he is still in love with Terese and always will be.
Goodwood women's prison
Terese interprets Melanie's response as a "yes."
Penthouse suite
Toadie makes it clear to Paul that Terese doesn't love him.
Goodwood women's prison
Terese wants a promise from Melanie that if Nell reaches out to her, she's to refuse contact. Melanie seems taken aback by this request, sure that the lass has lots of questions.
TERESE: You gave up the right to have that conversation when you left Melanie.
MELANIE: I only left to protect them.
TERESE: Yeah and Nell's been in therapy ever since because of that decision. You do remember that she's already lost one mother figure.
MELANIE: It ripped my heart out to leave Toadie and the kids.
TERESE: But you did it.
Melanie is hopeful that now the truth is out, she can be there somehow for them only to be reminded that "they're not yours to be there for anymore."
Penthouse suite
Toadie tells Paul that he needs "to back off."
TOADIE: Am I clear?!
Goodwood women's prison
Terese demands that Melanie leaves Toadie and the kids alone.
Penthouse suite
Paul nods his head and agrees to stay away.
Goodwood women's prison
After being promoted, Melanie also agrees to the request.
Penthouse suite
Toadie has a smirk on his face as the lift door closes leaving a despondent Paul sitting.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Aaron commenting on another returnee to Erinsborough.
- Paul curious to see whoever it is.
- Toadie confirming to Terese that Paul still loves her.
- Jane admitting she's struggling with what Melanie did.
- The hunt beginning for Eden.
- Holly thinking she has an idea.
- Holly chasing someone.
As the credits begin, there are some new additions to them - David Tanaka (Takaya Honda), Nicolette Stone (Hannah Monson), Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson) and Isla Tanaka- Brennan (Hana Abe- Tucker).
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