Buoyed by her own happiness, Kate sets about trying to set-up Kyle and Georgia on a date. Knowing she can’t intervene herself, she ropes in Brennan to help. Under the guise of planning a surprise party for Kate, Brennan tricks them into having a romantic dinner at Charlie’s. But even after a wonderful evening, will Georgia be able to find the courage to trust Kyle with her heart again?
Tuesday 15th April
Brad gets a quote for a private investigator. It’s expensive, but both Brad and Lauren are keen to forge ahead and find their missing daughter. Things aren’t so easy when they discuss the issue with Matt and Terese. Having made the suggestion in the first place, Matt is somewhat across the plan, but Terese had no idea at all. Feeling as though she’s been deliberately left out, Terese can’t help but feel estranged from her husband as well as Lauren. She seeks advice from Matt, who observes that in a complicated situation like this, they have to accept they’ll be coming in second. Realising this, Terese works to make peace with Lauren and support her husband.
Annoyed Toadie’s not answering her calls, Sonya confronts Talia about the saucy picture she found. Embarrassed that the picture was accidentally caught up in Toadie’s personal effects, Talia is apologetic - it was just a bit of fun. Sonya is blown away by her blasé attitude and in the heat of the moment fires Talia on the spot. Callum learns what’s happened and reveals to Sonya that Talia isn’t single. She’s got a boyfriend and that’s who the photo was intended for. Sonya realises her mistake and to make matters worse, Toadie’s taken an early flight home and needs to get a hold of Talia to lodge some important court documents. Determined to fix things before he arrives, Sonya apologises to Talia, but it’s way too late. Talia’s already found another job and has upended Toadie’s office as a parting gift.
Josh’s first day back at school goes from bad to worse when Amber deserts him for a shopping spree and he’s forced to hang out with Josie and Callum. He tells Terese he wants to quit, but Terese encourages him to give things a go and not give up. She suggests for Josh to give school a chance for one whole month and if he still doesn’t like it, then they can talk about other options. A down in the mouth Josh agrees.
After a fun date, Kyle asks if Georgia wants to do it again, but she has reservations – they need to discuss their issues first. Kyle suggests they do that over dinner. Georgia agrees but changes her mind during the course of the day, after discovering the whole of Erinsborough thinks they’re back together. Overwhelmed, she confronts Kyle, revealing it’s all moving too fast and she cancels the date. Kyle is frustrated with this backward step.
Wednesday 16th April
Sick of being financially bled dry by her daughter, Sheila encourages her to stop turning down jobs. When Sonya hears Naomi is an executive assistant, she suggests Naomi apply to work for Toadie. After wrongfully firing Toadie’s assistant Talia, Sonya feels finding him another employee is the least she can do. The interview initially goes well, with Naomi and Toadie bonding over a joint appreciation of wrestling. But once Naomi sees the salary figure she turns him down flat. A frustrated Sheila instructs Naomi to grow up, and she decides to return to Toadie with a counter offer – wanting twenty percent of any new business she brings in. Toadie’s very tempted - will he take on Naomi Canning as his new PA?
Bailey continues to search for his half-sister. When Amber finds out, she orders him to stop the search – he can’t do this behind their mum’s back. But when a message comes through from someone whose information fits the lost daughter’s profile, Bailey can’t help but feel hopeful that he’s found her...
After Chris spots Stephen Montague at Charlie’s, he and Brennan go into overdrive to locate Danni and let her know her violent ex is on the loose. When Chris searches for her at Brennan’s, he comes across Montague who tries to assault him. Montague gets away and Danni is left rattled – he will never stop. Brennan encourages her to flee town for a few days until the police catch him – but does Montague have someone else set in his sights?
Thursday 17th April
Lauren and Brad are in shock at the news that Bailey may have found their daughter. After a family counsel of war, they decide to fly the girl – Lisa – down to Erinsborough. Lauren’s anxiety soon gives way to relief when she meets Lisa, convinced that at last she is reconnecting with the baby who was snatched from her at birth. But not everyone is so welcoming – while Matt urges caution, Terese is convinced that something’s not right…
Friday 18th April
Still reeling after Lisa’s departure, Brad, Terese, Matt and Lauren debrief. They have all taken something from their brief encounter with Lisa, and agree that she has had a horrible life. Everyone assures Lauren that her real daughter would have been raised with love – Lisa’s experience with adoption was very unusual. But all the talk about her lost daughter is too much for Lauren and she excuses herself. Later, both Bailey and Amber accidentally make Lauren feel even worse by bringing up the topic of Lisa, and Lauren realises it’s all taking a heavy emotional toll on her. She can’t continue – the search for her lost daughter is over.
With Kate’s birthday looming, Kate and Brennan are head over heels, both wearing matching lovesick smiles as they go about their respective days. Kate insists she doesn’t want a gift from Brennan – nothing could make her happier than she is right now. Terese thinks this is madness and encourages Kate to make the most of Brennan’s generosity while their romance is fresh, even going so far as to drop a hint to Brennan about what he should get for Kate. But Brennan insists he’s got it sorted. Brennan invites Paul to some quiet drinks he’s organising for Kate’s birthday, but Paul declines and instead organises a lavish surprise party of his own. Brennan isn’t fazed – he is quietly confident about his own mysterious plans for Kate…
Karl returns from England sporting a new hair colour – stark black. A suspicious Susan thinks he looks ridiculous and tells him as much, before asking if anything happened in England to prompt the drastic change. Karl denies it, but when Susan sees Karl’s pride inflated by a passing comment from Terese, she jumps to conclusions – Karl’s having yet another midlife crisis. Karl comes clean, admitting that he dyed his hair because someone mistook him for Holly’s grandfather – he just didn’t want to feel so old. A sympathetic but amused Susan admits she’s having trouble taking him seriously with the cheap dye in his hair and offers to take it out for him…
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