Amy’s attempts to get her food truck business off the ground leave her feeling alone next week on Neighbours, Zara continues to make trouble, and Paul finds himself back in Terese’s bad books.
These scenes will premiere in the United Kingdom on Monday, February 8th, and in Australia on Tuesday, February 15th.
Amy’s challenges with her food truck
After learning that Terese (Rebekah Elmaloglou) and Paul (Stefan Dennis) would not be reconstructing the Flamingo Bar, Amy (Jacinta Stapleton) bought a dilapidated white food truck on the spur of the moment.
Buyer’s remorse crept in almost immediately when she realised she lacked the experience and funds to start a catering business from the ground up.
It also put a toll on her relationship with her daughter Zara (Freya Van Dyke), who realised she’d be spending even less time with her mother now that she’s establishing her own business.
To top it all, Amy’s injuries from the Flamingo Bar incident are still bothering her, which were made worse when Zara shoved her into the side of her new truck. As a result, it’s fair to conclude that the new company is off to a shaky start.
Things are about to get a lot worse in the United Kingdom next week. Amy realises she can’t build the company on her alone, so she goes to her friends for assistance — only to find herself entirely alone.
Those closest to her don’t appear to be willing to support her dangerous new venture, not even Ned (Ben Hall), who has been there through it all!
She’s injured, in debt, and responsible for Zara, and she’s afraid she won’t be able to keep her head above water.
Fortunately, a miracle is on the way. She receives an unexpected present just as she is feeling the most lonely. It improves her day, and her business is quickly getting back on track.
‘The Drinks Diva’ is arrived!
Zara’s squabbles with her friends
While Amy’s situation is improving, the same cannot be said for her daughter.
Zara is still trying to make her mark at Erinsborough High and prove herself to popular girls like Sadie Rodwell (Emerald Chan) and Aubrey Laing (Etoile Little).
She’s already triggered the fire alarm, allowing kids to have a free period while the school was evacuated, and flooded one of the restrooms. Her strategy succeeded, and the two girls instantly adopted her.
Zara’s persistent efforts to make friends, however, end up injuring Jane the next week (Annie Harris). When the troubled adolescent continues to misbehave at school, Jane lashes out, leaving Zara humiliated and furious.
Zara decides to use her Ramsay Street insider knowledge and share some juicy Jane gossip with the girls in a spiteful attempt to get revenge at her new teacher.
Unfortunately, this is Erinsborough, and the news quickly spreads. Someone will be burned, but will it be Jane, Zara, or both?
Aubrey and Sadie also plan to play a practical joke on Jane in retaliation for the way she treated their new acquaintance. Zara admires the two for standing up for what they believe in – until she is held responsible for their actions!
She doesn’t want to lose face in front of her new pals, but would she allow herself to be punished for something she didn’t do?
The reconciliation between Paul and Terese is short-lived
Paul and Terese reunite in this week’s UK episodes (UK: Friday 4th January, Aus: Monday 14th February), and Paul is overjoyed with their quick reconciliation.
Terese wants to keep things quiet until they’ve gotten back into married life, but Paul persuades her to throw a party for the whole family.
He enjoys the attention and is secretly happy with the results of his deception.
Terese was on the verge of moving out of his Lassiters penthouse, leaving him alone once more, when his health began to deteriorate.
Terese became more concerned than ever before, wanting to ensure that he was fine. What she doesn’t realise is that Paul is faking the symptoms in order to keep her in his apartment.
His strategy, however, only succeeds if he can get Karl (Alan Fletcher) and David (Takaya Honda) to leave him alone. It’s game over if the doctors figure out he’s lying. Karl is taken aback when he fires his doctor and replaces him with a private one, but neither David nor Kyle are convinced by the new doctor’s diagnosis.
David is still wary of the new Dr. Russell, so he has Paul undergo more scans to confirm his suspicions. Paul lashes out in retaliation, and David soon realises his father’s plan — he’s been lying about his illness to keep Terese around!
Will David be able to keep his father’s secret a secret?
Terese realises the truth the next day (UK: Friday 11th January / Aus: Tuesday 22nd February), and she’s enraged that Paul has deceived her yet again!
She truly believed he was improving and that their divorce had finally changed him for the better, but she’s now realised he’s still the deceptive Paul Robinson he’s always been.
Their reunion is over, and now that the truth is out, he has the rest of Ramsay Street working against him.
Paul is once again left alone.