Tuesday 14th October
Hannah comes home and finds out that Josh & Evelyn have been kidnapped. She’s furious, and decides to ring the police – to hell with the consequences for Andy. As the guys discuss what to do next, Andy walks in! Where has he been?! There’s no time for Brax & Hannah’s anger, they need to save Josh & Evelyn. Brax & Andy head to the Farm House. Andy walks in and hands over the money to pay his debt. They try to get more money, but all it takes is a calm intimidation from Brax, and they decide to take the cash and go. Andy unties Josh & Evelyn, but Josh won’t speak to him. When the others arrive at the Farm House, Hannah tells Andy this is the last straw – he needs to leave and get out of their lives for good. Evelyn is still shaken after the kidnapping, and Hannah apologies about bringing this danger into their house. Evelyn is sympathetic and understands it’s been hard for Hannah to watch Andy do this.
Brax confronts Andy at the beach then Andy hands Brax a wad of cash, the money he owes him. Turns out while Andy was in hiding he was tripling the money so he could pay back Brax and the dealers. Brax shows Casey the money and they both wonder why this ended so easily? Brax needs to do some investigating. Andy returns to tell Josh that he’s paid off his debts and has enough left over to get a new place for the two of them. Josh is still furious and isn’t going anywhere with him. Casey later asks Josh to think about it, Andy is his brother after all. Josh has a right to be angry, but does he really want to cut Andy out of his life?
John finally tells Jett about Shandi. He seems fine about it, but John’s not confident. John appeals to Shandi to let him set things straight with her. She lets him say his piece, but is still hesitant. Marilyn checks in with Jett, and he seems very understanding about the whole situation. Later, Jett sees Shandi at Angelo’s and decides to say hi. Shandi shares her scepticism that John is a changed man – Jett and Marilyn don’t know the John that abandoned Shandi & her mother.
Sophie & Nate make a toast in their new home surrounded by boxes. Leah turns up in the morning to check everything is going smoothly, but Nate heads out in a rush to work. Leah then finds Nate out kayaking, and wonders if he’s avoiding Sophie already. Nate tries to hide it, and decides he should head home and make an effort. Is he having second thoughts about buying the house with Sophie?
Wednesday 15th October
Ricky catches Nate on the beach and asks him how the new house is going. He acts positive and invites Ricky round for dinner, but she’s got to work. Ricky heads home to take a pregnancy test, but it’s negative. Frustrated, Ricky takes it out on Kyle when he not-so-subtly tries to stop her from any heavy lifting or hard work. She cottons on to what he’s doing, and decides to ditch work, and go to dinner at Nate’s after all. After Phoebe probes Kyle a bit more, she discovers the news about Ricky & Brax. Phoebe agrees to keep their baby plans a secret. At dinner, Ricky confesses to Nate that she & Brax are trying for a baby. She’s worried that she might not be able to get pregnant again because of what happened last time. Upon returning to the Share House, Phoebe makes a comment to Ricky about buying folate-rich milk and she knows the secret is out – she’s going to kill Brax.
Leah tries to avoid Zac at school now she knows he has no romantic interest in her. But after he finds out Nate has moved out of her place, he asks again about the spare room. Leah makes excuses. Leah and Zac are both invited to Nate & Sophie’s for dinner – she can’t get away from him! After the room comes up again at dinner, Leah caves and tells Zac he can move in, just not until she gets a few things sorted.
Sophie comes home from work, not realising Nate has invited everyone over for dinner without telling her. Ricky brings it up with Nate, who admits that he’s having deja vu and is worried things will turn out like last time. After dinner, Sophie confronts Nate and asks why he’s keeping her at arm’s length. Nate reveals he’s scared of repeating history, but reassures that he’s committed to their relationship.
Sasha and Matt are still arguing about the poem plagiarism. When Sophie shows Sasha the mock up journal it will be published in, she has to confess to Sophie that she didn’t write it. Sophie says it’s too late to pull publication of the poem, so they should just keep it between them. Sophie is disappointed with Sasha; this won’t be the end of it. Sasha takes her frustrations out on Matt – this is all his fault! Matt apologises to Sasha and tries to convince her it’s out of her hands now, so she shouldn’t fret about it.
Thursday 16th October
Ricky is furious Brax has let out their secret of trying for a baby – it was meant to be private. Brax goes off at Kyle for opening his mouth, which in turn causes tension between Kyle and Phoebe. Phoebe doesn’t want secrets between her and Kyle, and she wants to know why Ricky is so upset. Kyle shares with her that Ricky miscarried last time she was pregnant. When Brax shows up, Kyle tries to give him a hint too that Ricky might just be scared. Brax makes amends with Ricky, and shows her he’s here to support her the whole way.
Matt tries to cheer up Sasha, who’s still worried about the ramifications of lying about the poem. Zac summons Sasha before class and gives it to her straight – he can’t trust that any of her poems are original works, so she’s going to fail this subject, which means she may fail the HSC. Sasha is upset, and goes straight to Irene for advice. As they’re discussing the situation, Matt walks in and overhears just how bad it is. Sasha immediately tells him to get lost. Matt decides to come clean to Zac that the poem is his – Zac can’t believe this, how could Matt jeopardise Sasha’s future?
Zac decides not to fail Sasha after all – she’ll just have to write new poems. Sasha’s so relieved, and realises Matt might’ve had something to do with changing his mind.
Oscar is back at the gym again, obsessed. Spencer tries to find out why he’s working out so much, but Oscar deflects. Spencer shares his concerns with Maddy, who decides to check up on Oscar herself. Oscar makes excuses not to talk to her for long. Next time at the gym, he almost drops a weight on himself, but when Spencer and Maddy go to his aid, he pushes them away. Oscar warns them to stop interfering and storms out, leaving Spencer and Maddy more worried than ever.
Friday 13th October
Oscar is running on the beach, clearly exhausted. Andy sees him struggling and takes him home. Maddy decides to try and find Oscar at the Farm House and tells Hannah what’s been going on at the gym. Once Andy brings Oscar home, he bites Maddy’s head off again. Maddy decides to put Andy to the task of finding out what’s wrong with Oscar – maybe this can be the thing to redeem him in Hannah’s eyes. Hannah tries to get Oscar to open up, but he’s adamant Maddy’s over exaggerating. After some investigating, Andy finds out Oscar is going to the gym multiple times a day. When Andy shows up the next morning to talk to him, he’s not at home. Andy & Hannah find him jogging on the beach and confront him again – Oscar falls to his knees and is clearly upset but still refuses to say why. Back at the Farm House, Oscar retreats straight to his room. Andy tells Hannah they’ll ask him again when he calms down, but she doesn’t want Andy involved. Hannah’s not ready to forgive Andy… or herself for believing he’d changed.
Roo’s keen to start the “Bridal Boot Camp” with Spencer, but Marilyn & Irene are not so enthused. Spencer doesn’t cut them any slack. Turns out Marilyn and Irene quite enjoy getting sweaty, and it’s Roo that’s overestimated how fit she is. When it’s time for the next day’s session, Roo conveniently can’t make it.
John comes home to find Jett cooking and cleaning – this is new! Jett tells John he met Shandi in town, and asks if John wants her to stick around. He’d like it if she did, and Jett might even get a sister of sorts. Jett’s dinner gets burnt, so they grab a pizza with Marilyn instead. Jett offers to pay for dinner as well, leaving John wondering what’s inspired this golden child behaviour. After Marilyn has a chat to Jett at home, she finds out he’s worried that once John and Shandi build a relationship, there won’t be any room left for him.
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