When some bad news arrives, a kidnapping occurs, and a possible affair is revealed in Neighbours, ripples are thrown through Erinsborough this week.
Hendrix (Ben Turland) is apprehensive about confronting his major health problem, and his fears are heightened as word of his diagnosis spreads and is met with widespread disapproval. He has yet to reveal his true family, but what will happen when he does?
Melanie (Lucinda Cowden) may be in for a rude awakening when she notices Toadie (Ryan Moloney) and Amy (Jacinta Stapleton) getting too close for comfort. Harlow (Jemma Donovan) is having the worst week of them all when Corey (Laurence Boxhall) enacts the next stage of his plan, and before she knows it, she’s the target of a kidnapping plot. What is Corey going to do to her? Could Freya end up as a bystander?
Terese (Rebekah Elmaloglou) is having a bad time right now as she seeks to initiate divorce proceedings, but Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis) refuses to back down. Is he willing to take her to the cleaners?
Here’s what to expect next in Neighbours.
Melanie discovers the affair between Toadie and Amy?
Is one of Neighbours’ most stable couples on the verge of breaking up? Amy is having a hard time adjusting to life without Ned and does not appreciate being around other happily married couples. Melanie is looking forward to a date night with Toadie, especially since it will be her first night without the kids. But, just as she is getting set for the relationship, Amy appears and completely shatters her preparations. Melanie receives another kick in the pants when Amy criticises her plans for the Drinks Diva, as she licks her disappointment wounds. Worse, Toadie is completely supportive of Amy. Mel’s intuition starts to raise red flags; is anything about these two bothering her?
Hendrix makes a major decision while sick
Hendrix is buckling under the weight of his life-threatening lung illness diagnosis. He’s not happy, though, with the Rodwells in town and their role in his catching the condition being thrust in his face. Unfortunately for him, his hand is pushed, and the news of his illness reaches his neighbours before he is ready to tell them. They are angry that he has kept this a secret from them, and he is taken aback by their reaction. Levi tries to console him, but he realises he has more pressing concerns: he must now inform his true family in Sydney. Hendrix is overwhelmed by his upcoming journey and resolves to keep silent. But he hasn’t factored in Alana’s sixth instinct that something is wrong, and he’s forced into a corner before he realises it. What will the tension do to Hendrix, who is sick?
Harlow is in grave danger
Corey wants Harlow to join the Order, and he wants it now, so he ups the ante by drugging her to completely dominate her. Harlow begins to act strangely as a result of this, so he tries to cover his tracks by isolating her even more. Harlow is completely unaware of what is going on; she believes Corey genuinely cares about her and is at ease with his attentiveness. However, David detects a rat. As he becomes increasingly suspicious, Corey ups the ante by pitting Harlow against her uncle. It’s a band-aid solution to a deeper problem. Corey decides to put a physical barrier between David and her by taking her away on a ‘weekend trip.’ Harlow is overjoyed, but she has no idea that she could not be returning.
Rodwells who don’t want to stay?
The Rodwells are still reeling from their BBQ reception. Knowing that they aren’t wanted, they determine it isn’t worth it to stay and that it is time to depart. Unfortunately, their money won’t allow it, so they’re in a bit of a pickle. The Rodwells change their minds and decide to stay after the Kennedys reach out and begin creating bridges.
Levi and Freya have a spark
Freya and Levi collide, but rather than being awkward, it’s evident there’s still something between them. This puts a spring in both of their steps, and the sexual tension returns when they meet again later. Will they try to forget about the past and move forward?
Glen and Kiri form bonds
The vibe around the vineyard is odd, and while Glen wants to help Kiri, he’s not sure how. Kiri is in a bad place and simply wants to get away from everything, so when Glen realises he’s about to lose her, he does everything he can to get her to stay. Will it be sufficient?
Kiri and Chloe form bonds
Instead of seeking consolation from Glen, Kiri seeks it from Chloe, asking her to sleep over since she does not want to be alone. She wants this to be a harmless, supportive overnight, but will it become into something more?
Paul and Terese square off
It’s time to start the divorce proceedings, so Terese tells Paul that she’s ready to get started and set the terms. Terese is forced to respond when Paul makes an insultingly cheap offer. Paul is enraged because she wants to be an equal partner in Lassiters. He refuses to hand over his company and prepares for war, and Terese is ready for him.
Scenes will premiere on Channel 5 on Monday, May 16th.