Following her failed love attempts with Nicolette Stone, Chloe (played by April Rose Pengilly) has been focusing her emphasis on work and developing connections on Neighbours (Charlotte Chimes). With a major Fashion Week event at the Lassiters Hotel, the last thing on her mind is becoming involved in a new relationship. However, something draws her to newbie Kiri (Gemma Bird Matheson), and with the pair appearing to be prepared to try new things, a fresh job opportunity could see them leave the Channel 5 soap unexpectedly.
Next week’s episodes will continue the drama as Kiri adjusts to living with Chloe, Mackenzie Hargreaves (Georgie Stone), and Freya Wozniak (Phoebe Roberts).
After spending a night together during the River Bend saga, Nicolette appears to be the only one who has expressed romantic interest in Kiri.
However, after learning of Nicolette’s past, the newcomer had a change of heart and distanced herself from the disturbed character.
When the mother of one learns that her former love interest is going on a beach holiday with some other Ramsay Street regulars, she joins them in the hopes of getting another chance with Kiri.
It appears that her efforts have paid off, as the two begin to converse and the newcomer thaws towards Nicolette, giving the latter false hope.
Nicolette’s ex-girlfriend Chloe enters the picture, believing she has a chance of forging a connection with Kiri.
Chloe gets a little jealous when she sees someone romantically interested in her new houseguest, and her curiosity in the newcomer is peaked.
As the pair settles into one other’s orbits at home, it appears that chemistry is growing between them as the sparks fly.
Finally having some alone time, they take the flirtation to a new level as they discuss their mutual attraction.
The couple leans in to try to resist the temptation of kissing one another, but quickly pull away as they realize what they’re doing could be deadly.
The romance is complicated by the fact that they are living together and Nicolette has a history with both of them.
They resolve to maintain things on a friendship basis, but it won’t be easy when they revealed their interest to one another.
Recognizing the importance of putting themselves first, the couple may decide to go for it and pursue a relationship, regardless of the consequences.
Of course, they’ll both face some backlash from Nicolette, who won’t be pleased to learn what’s been going on.
Chloe may have found someone who can make her happy after having such bad luck with romances since arriving on Ramsay Street.
Chloe may receive job-related news just as they are settling into their relationship, as she may be offered the opportunity to open another Lassiters Hotel in another part of Australia.
She’d be in a pickle because she’d just started dating Kiri and didn’t want to jeopardize her profession for the sake of a romance.
Sitting down with Kiri, Chloe could express her desire for things to work out and for them to move forward together.
Kiri might agree to leave with her girlfriend knowing that Nicolette will be looking over their shoulders at every opportunity.
With the show coming to an end later this year, this could be the ideal way for Chloe to get her happy ending.
Gemma Arterton, who plays Kiri, has previously spoken out about her character’s new romance with Chloe, who was not identified at the time as the person of interest.
“Of course, there’s more romance,” Gemma said in an interview with Inside Soap.
“I believe Neighbours fans will have strong feelings about Kiri’s love interests and where they end up,” the actress added.
This could be a big signal that her friendship with Chloe is causing her to leave the show barely months after she started.
Viewers may be surprised to learn that Chloe is willing to make such a commitment so early in the show, but long-time fans will rejoice to see her get her happily ever after.
Fans speculated about the romance on Twitter, with Laura writing: “Is Kiri going to get together with Chloe then?” #Neighbours.”
“Love triangle incoming between Nicolette, Kiri, and Chloe,” Oliver wrote on Twitter.
“So I caught up with #Neighbours, and as much as I was dreading the Chloe/Kiri sequences, they do have quite an easy-going vibe about them,” Marie continued.
“Pity that just as we get a fascinating houseful at Chloe’s, with plenty of possibilities, we find out the series is coming to an end,” Amber said.