Coming up on Neighbours in the UK and Australia, Nell becomes fascinated with the prospect of speaking with Sonya, while Mick accidentally crashes the Flamingo Bar’s Christmas celebration, resulting in humiliating repercussions.
Losing a parent is one of those tragedies that many people must through in their lives, but one that many people wish they would never have to go through.
Nell Rebecchi (Scarlett Anderson) was forced to suffer the death of a parent when she was only six years old.
Sonya (Eve Morey), her adored mother, died of ovarian cancer, leaving her father Toadie (Ryan Moloney) a widower.
Toadie has done everything he can in the previous two years to keep Sonya’s memory alive in the thoughts of their daughter and her stepson Hugo (John Turner). Toadie and his new partner Melanie (Lucinda Cowden) have always been able to assist Nell feel close to her mother, despite the ups and downs.
Melanie has dressed up as a fortune teller for the Flamingo Bar’s first Christmas event, according to Nell.
She gets an idea when she sees this, and she wants Melanie to call Sonya and function as the link between the living and the dead.
It’s a hefty request, and Melanie, being Melanie, becomes agitated by it. She pretends to contact Sonya through her crystal ball, unsure how to react and not wanting to let Nell down.
Melanie informs Nell that Sonya likes her dress, which pleases her. Melanie is concerned that she may have made a mistake, but Toadie tells her that this, too, will pass, just as it has in the past.
This time, though, it does not. Nell refuses to remove the garment that Sonya is said to like, and when Toadie tries to hide Melanie’s crystal ball, Nell finds it.
As a result of the argument over the ball, it shatters, leaving Nell heartbroken.
Toadie and Melanie soon realise that what Nell really wants is a meaningful relationship to her mother, who has passed away.
Nell is taken to Sonya’s tree by the couple, and she quickly realises that she may visit her at any moment and feel as though Sonya is there by her side.
Meanwhile, Mick (Joel Creasey) is still causing havoc in Erinsborough.
Last week, he coerced Amy (Jacinta Stapleton) into keeping quiet about his squatting at Lassiters so that he might keep his job.
Mick threatened to divulge the facts if Amy went to Chloe (April Rose Pengilly) about his lack of professionalism after learning she might be part of the cause of the crab infestation presently sweeping Erinsborough.
In relation to the pandemic, he informed her, “Talk has just started up around the hotel about a small itch that’s been circulating.”
Karl starts posting ‘Public Service Announcement’ posters throughout Lassiters this week, warning of the spreading itch, which has spread to Sheila (Colette Mann) and Vera Punt (Sally-Anne Upton).
Mick soon makes it clear that his threat to divulge the source of the itch isn’t hollow.
Amy dresses up as a Christmas tree for the occasion, while her two lovers Levi (Richie Morris) and Ned (Ben Hall) dress up as athletes.
Vera, too, gets into the spirit of the season by dressing up as a bauble.
But it’s not long until Mick shows up, clad in a glistening red crab suit. Subtle!
Ned, Amy, and Levi had disgusted, embarrassed expressions on their faces… and a fair amount of trepidation Is the truth about to come to light?
Will Michel’s actions just humiliate the Flamingo Bar manager and her two lovers, or might blackmail be the ammunition Chloe needs to fire the new Lassiters Front House Manager, with Chloe present?