Brennan follows Kate home and asks her to be honest with him. They have something, he knows it, but she denies there is anything real. She tells him the kiss was a mistake and asks him to leave. Brennan runs into Kyle and blames him for his Kate problems. Kyle assures him whatever Kate’s issue is, it has nothing to do with him. Brennan appeals to Kate again, but she remains firm. She won’t try again with him. Paul ushers Brennan out, accepting Kate’s stance that there’s no hope for them. But is she hiding her true feelings?
Tuesday 11th March
After keeping his secret about Hudson from Patricia, Sonya encourages Chris to tell his mum the truth, while also wrestling with her own conflict of interest. Her concern only grows when Patricia doesn’t turn up for the next GA meeting as promised. Worried she may be in a vulnerable place, Sonya tries to get in touch with her. But her quest to find Patricia’s contact details proves fruitless, and she tries to get them out of Chris by spinning a tall tale about a forgotten scarf. Chris misinterprets her interest, assuming she’s butting in over his Hudson lie, so he refuses to give Sonya the information she needs. After talking to Susan about her problems, she realises she should try to get Patricia’s number from Kyle. But she’s again foiled by Chris, who tells her in no uncertain terms to butt out.
Kyle’s deeply hurt that Georgia sold his earrings, and is not eager to go to a medical appointment with her. Unaware of the real reason he’s keeping his distance, Georgia worries he’s lost interest in the baby. But after Sheila confronts her, Georgia realises Kyle’s found out about the earrings. She finds him and explains what happened. However just as he’s starting to regain hope for their relationship, she explains she wanted the earrings as a keepsake to give their daughter. Disappointed, he is cool towards her. And Georgia is left feeling she’s made things worse between them.
Karl is paranoid that the favour he owes Paul will be big and painful. But when Paul asks him to spearhead his application for the Twin Cities program, Karl’s surprised. It actually sounds like a great idea—which only makes Karl even more suspicious that there must be an ulterior motive. He and Susan fail to figure out what it could be, and Paul lets him off the hook once the application process is complete. Once he’s alone, Paul’s true reasons are revealed: his ex-wife Rebecca is the contact for the Twin Cities program, and he intends on winning her back.
Wednesday 12th March
Paul’s on an anticipatory high, awaiting Rebecca’s arrival… until Karl reveals that their Twin Cities meeting will be with Mary Barnett and the not the higher-ups. Bitterly disappointed, Paul pulls out of the meeting. Meanwhile, Rebecca arrives, taking a pass through Charlie’s to visit her old stomping ground. She’s a little wistful as she chats with Sheila, avoiding a near miss with Paul. Rebecca then pays a surprise visit to the Kennedys, and after some confusion, Karl realises she’s involved with the Twin Cities program – he and Susan are suspicious – realising Rebecca must have been a part of Paul’s plan all along. They try to warn Rebecca about Paul, but she makes them promise not to discuss him until they’ve had time to catch up first. Although it almost kills Karl and Susan, they bite their tongues. But their opportunity to prepare Rebecca slips away, when Paul spots her. Rebecca’s shocked to learn Paul is the new Mayor. She challenges him, demanding to know how he plans to ruin her life this time? But Paul isn’t out for revenge – he wants her back.
Amber feels the pressure as Susan warns that her practice English SAC wasn’t up to scratch, offering her the chance to review it with Susan’s guidance. Due to join Josh, Amber is torn, but she promises Susan she’ll meet her at her place. She arrives late to see Josh, only to disappoint him when she reveals she can’t stay. Scared of what the future might hold, Josh is resentful, punishing her for choosing her schoolwork over him. Despondent after her departure, he pushes himself too hard and injures his shoulder further. Afterward, he’s approached in the locker rooms by Kirk, who offers to hook him up with some ‘serious stuff’. Josh rejects the offer, but it’s clear he’s tempted. Studying after school, Amber vents to Mason that she feels as though she can’t please anyone at the moment, and it’s doing her head in.
Imogen approaches Mason for his share of Hermione’s car registration, only to be told that he thinks she should pay it, since he has contributed so much labor to the car’s upkeep. She comes back to him with an alternate deal, but Mason has decided he wants out of their arrangement. She can buy him out, or they can sell the car. Imogen is dismayed – she doesn’t have the money – but approaches her parents for help. Terese feels guilty over their recent treatment of Mason and offers to talk to him, but Imogen says his mind’s made up. Unfortunately though, Terese says they can’t afford to buy the car for her, leaving Imogen frustrated. Meanwhile, Mason toys with selling his half of the car to a stranger, but his scruples won’t allow him to do it to Imogen. For now, it seems he’s stuck with her.
Thursday 13th March
Rebecca reels from Paul’s bombshell and tells him she will never get back with him. Debriefing with Susan, she realises Paul must have planned this for months. Rebecca decides to stay and complete her job like a professional. Paul gives her an access key to his apartment and they have a constructive business meeting where he impresses Rebecca with his skill. Later on that night, Paul invites himself along to dinner with Rebecca and Susan, and charms them all. Susan cautiously questions if Rebecca’s returned for closure. Rebecca thinks that’s a ridiculous suggestion, assuring Susan she moved on from Paul a long time ago, but the look in her eye indicates the old flame may still burn.
Joshua continues to suffer great pain as he pushes himself at training. He takes his continuing bad mood out on Amber, criticising her when she announces she bought a half share of Hermione. They argue, then Amber suggests they go out to dinner. However Joshua is in too much pain for them to reconnect. He ends up calling the phone number Kirk gave him for the drugs.
With Mason’s innocence proven, a guilty Terese is giving him special treatment at work. Frustrated, Mason vents to Paul – he’s sick of Terese giving him an easy ride; he just wants things to go back to the way they were before the accident. Paul suggests he start fresh and Mason asks him to find out if the Darwin job is still available. Paul confirms it is, and Mason wonders if he should go. Bailey and Lauren are opposed, but Amber and Matt are supportive, thinking that this might be what Mason needs. Mason tells his mother that he’s leaving Erinsborough.
Friday 14th March
It’s Mason’s last day in Erinsborough and the Turners are down about him leaving, while Lauren continues to struggle with the fact that it’s actually happening. Meanwhile, Amber’s spirits sink further when Josh refuses to support her during this difficult time, while Callum manages to buoy Bailey. Seeing his mum’s reaction, Mason’s feeling guilty about leaving but Lou assures him he’s doing the right thing, and visits Lauren to try and convince her to be encouraging for her son’s sake. Despite Lauren’s feelings about Mason leaving, she finally comes to terms with the fact she has to let him go. After heartfelt good-byes with his family and friends… Mason leaves Erinsborough.
Sonya confides in Toadie that she’s worried about Chris’s mum, Patricia. Since Hudson’s imprisonment, Chris has become distant with her and it has driven her to gambling. After Sonya falsely accuses Patricia of selling household items to fund her gambling addiction, she’s surprised when she finds Patricia on her way to a GA meeting – admitting she was tempted to gamble. However, a suspicious Chris catches Sonya with his mother, and seeing her son, Patricia gets cold feet and departs. When Sonya tries to encourage her to return, she hints that Chris is keeping a secret about Hudson, causing Patricia to worry, and leaving Sonya to feel she has betrayed Chris’s trust.
Josh’s recovery has stalled, and the pain in his shoulder has intensified. He lashes out at Amber and Brad – refusing to say good-bye to Mason – before finally resorting to take painkillers to hopefully get him back on the road to the Commonwealth Games.
Despite his best efforts, Brennan fails to get through to Kate. He tells her he’s through trying to win her back and promises to stay out of her way – breaking Kate’s heart. Back at the garage, Brennan confides in Chris and resolves to stay in Erinsborough to start his new life alone… but unbeknownst to the guys, a dark blue Commodore pulls up outside the garage and watches Chris and Brennan – it’s clear whoever it is, is very interested in the garage.
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