Sonya’s planned a special breakfast for her and Toadie, to make up for the trouble she caused by sacking Talia. Toadie, however, learns there’s a drama at the office. Naomi’s taken it upon herself to get in touch with the Chilean mine company, to offer Toadie’s services on a long term basis, but her real aim is to land a percentage of the profits for herself. Sonya’s against Toadie taking the job as he would have to be away from his family for long stretches of time. Toadie sides with Sonya, but by pulling some subtle manoeuvres on both Toadie and Sonya, Naomi is victorious in getting what she wants. The only person who is vaguely aware of Naomi’s actions is her mother, Sheila, who’s watching her like a hawk.
Chris believes he’s had a sighting of Stephen Montague. Kyle, meanwhile, really does see him, but fails to pay attention to another mysterious stranger who’s shown up at the yard. Brennan is also paid a surprise visit by his ex-girlfriend, Sienna, who’s shattered to learn that Brennan and Kate have resumed their relationship. He also receives a threatening text message. Later, when Chris is on on his way to Kate’s party, he spots Montague again. But when he takes chase, he’s attacked and left unconscious.
Zeke arrives in town, ostensibly just for a visit, but he admits to Kate that he’s got some news about his relationship that he’d like to share with the Kennedys. Trouble is, Zeke’s worried they won’t be able to accept what Zeke has to tell them.
Tuesday 22nd April
Kate Ramsay has been shot. Brennan takes her body and rushes to the car park as the ambulance arrives.
Dane’s legal troubles in Thailand appear to be worsening. Sheila thinks she’ll have to go over because Dane’s mother has lost her passport but Kyle worries that Sheila will be too volatile so he offers to go instead. Before he leaves, Georgia tells him that she loves him and it seems these two will be on track.
Wednesday 23rd April
Doug Willis arrives in Erinsborough. Brad and the kids are thrilled, but Terese is a little awkward – convinced Brad’s parents always preferred his previous wife – Beth. But she’s pleased when Doug offers to teach Josh some of his skills as a builder. Josh is less impressed and feels out of sorts when he realises Amber’s on her way to achieving her dreams, while he seems to be going nowhere.
Brad wants to continue the search for their daughter but Lauren – still deeply wounded by Lisa – refuses. She wants to concentrate on the family she already has. Brad is left dispirited. Terese is sympathetic but suggests he give Lauren more time. Matt is also worried about the impact Lisa has had on Lauren, but she assures him she’s fine – deflecting from her true feelings by trying to keep busy.
Thursday 24th April
Chris lies in hospital feeling increasingly alone. Chris reveals to Georgia how badly he’s missing Hudson, and although she tries to reassure him, he can’t help feeling more and more lonely – especially when a planned video call with Hudson gets cut short. He starts to wonder if life’s too short to wait for Hudson.
Brad’s father, Doug, is determined to support Josh's post swimming career, and possibly even teach his grandson some life skills. Josh humours his grandfather, enjoying hanging out together, but unimpressed with his Pop’s planned activities. When Sheila recruits Doug’s help to finish a job for Kyle, Doug enlists Josh as his reluctant assistant.
Friday 25th April
Toadie can’t help but be impressed by how efficient and industrious Naomi is. She’s got the office running like a well oiled machine – and she’s brought in a heap of new work. Naomi’s thrilled by the praise, and reminds Toadie the Chilean mining client is arriving in town today. Meet and greet drinks is consequently arranged for the next evening. Sonya, meanwhile, arrives with a business issue she’d like Toadie to help out with. A customer hasn’t paid their (sizeable) bill, and Sonya wants him to write a letter of demand. Force of nature that she is, Naomi quickly takes control of the situation, and tells Toadie she can write the letter. Sonya’s reluctant, but agrees. And when Toadie reminds Sonya of the meeting with the Chilean client and his wife, Naomi grows concerned when Sonya says she’s planning on asking them about their environmental policies. Worried Sonya may be a liability at the meeting, Naomi gets Sonya alone which only confirms this. When Sonya’s back is turned, Naomi checks out Sonya’s schedule, taking notes (and photos!) for future reference. Thrilled when the customer pays up, Sonya sings Naomi’s praises to Toadie. Meanwhile, not wanting Sonya to jeopardise the deal with the mining company, Naomi changes the meeting to later this evening – knowing full well that Sonya is busy…
Doug’s on top of the world after spending the day working with Joshua, and Sheila’s thrilled that they were able to take care of the work for Kyle. Doug later tells Brad that Josh shows real talent as a builder, but Josh, meanwhile, confides in his mother that building is not the career for him. When Kyle’s stay in Thailand looks set to be extended, Sheila asks Doug if he’d be able to help out with some more work? Doug’s thrilled – and just assumes Joshua will be his offsider. Josh is put on the spot – how can he tell his grandfather this is really not the future he sees for himself?
As Chris recovers from his knee surgery, he has a somewhat ‘heightened’ reaction to his pain medication, which leads him to being very flirtatious with Will, a cute male nurse. Chris is mortified when Georgia later tells him about his behaviour, and apologises to Will for being so full on. Will proceeds to give Chris his number, and Chris doesn’t let on that he’s got a boyfriend. But when Hudson sends him flowers, Chris admits to Will that he’s got a boyfriend and apologises for leading him on. Chris reveals to Georgia that it’s given him a lot to think about… Even though he loves Hudson, Chris feels lonely a lot of the time… And he’s no longer certain of his ability to stick with their relationship.
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