Coming up on Neighbours in the UK and Australia, Nell becomes obsessed with the idea of talking to Sonya, while Mick crashes the Flamingo Bar Christmas function, with embarrassing consequences.
Losing a parent is one of those tragedies that a lot of people are forced to endure in their lifetime, but one that people yearn to never experience.
For youngster Nell Rebecchi (Scarlett Anderson), she was forced to experience the loss of a parent at the tender age of 6.
Her beloved mother Sonya (Eve Morey) passed away as a result of ovarian cancer, leaving her father Toadie (Ryan Moloney) a widower.
For the last two years, Toadie has done everything in his power to keep Sonya’s memory alive in the minds of their daughter and her stepson Hugo (John Turner). Although there’ve been a few ups and downs, Toadie and his new partner Melanie (Lucinda Cowden) have always been able to help Nell feel close to her mother.
This week, Nell notes that Melanie has dressed up as a fortune teller for the Flamingo Bar’s inaugural Christmas event.
Seeing this gives her an idea – she wants Melanie to contact Sonya and be the link between the living and the dead.
It’s a big request, and Melanie, being who she is, grows flustered at the request. Unsure of how to react and not wanting to let Nell down, she pretends to contact Sonya through her crystal ball.
Appeasing Nell, Melanie tells her that Sonya likes her dress. Although Melanie worries she might have done the wrong thing, Toadie reassures her that this will pass, just like all the other times.
Only, this time it doesn’t. Nell refuses to take off the dress that Sonya supposedly loves and when Toadie attempts to hide Melanie’s crystal ball, Nell tracks it down.
As a squabble for the ball ensues, it shatters, leaving Nell devastated.
Before long, Toadie and Melanie realise that what Nell truly wants is a lasting connection to her late mother.
The couple take Nell to Sonya’s tree, and she soon realises that she can come at any time to feel like Sonya is right by her side.
Meanwhile, Mick (Joel Creasey) continues to send shockwaves through Erinsborough.
Last week, he blackmailed Amy (Jacinta Stapleton) into staying silent about the fact that he’s squatting at Lassiters, in order for him to stay in his job.
Having found out she may be part of the reason for the crabs outbreak currently spreading around Erinsborough, Mick threatened to reveal the truth if Amy went to Chloe (April Rose Pengilly) about his lack of professionalism.
“Talk’s just started up around the hotel of a little itch that’s been circulating,” he told her, in reference to the outbreak.
This week, Karl begins to place ‘Public Service Announcement’ posters around Lassiters, warning of the circulating itch, as it spreads to both Sheila (Colette Mann) and Vera Punt (Sally-Anne Upton).
Soon after, Mick makes it known that his threat to reveal the source of the itch is far from empty.
As the festivities kick off, Amy dons a Christmas tree outfit, while her two boyfriends Levi (Richie Morris) and Ned (Ben Hall) dress as gifts.
Even Vera gets into the Christmas spirit by dressing up as a bauble.
However, it’s not long before Mick rocks up – and he’s dressed in a shimmery red crab suit. Subtle!
The looks on the faces of Ned, Amy and Levi are ones of disgust, embarrassment… and more than a little nervousness. Is the truth about to be exposed?
With Chloe also at the event, will Michel’s antics simply embarrass the Flamingo Bar manager and her two boyfriends, or could blackmail finally be the ammo that Chloe needs to sack the new Lassiters Front House Manager?
Australian viewers will see these scenes from Wednesday 24th November, while UK viewers will have to wait just a few days more, until Monday 29th November.
Don’t forget, Neighbours in the UK now airs at 1pm and 6pm on Channel 5.
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8740 – Thursday 25th November (UK) / Monday 22nd November (Aus)
Kyle worries he won’t be able to satisfy Roxy in the way she needs, so she makes a bold move to convince him she’s on board with whatever the future holds.
Jane lies unconscious and alone until Leo finds her and she’s rushed to hospital.
It looks like Ned and Levi are in the clear until they discover their itchy outbreak is spreading around the rest of the community.
8741 – Friday 26th November (UK) / Tuesday 23rd November (Aus)
Kyle’s elated by Roxy’s proposal and accepts.
When a giant decoration falls off the roof of the Flamingo Bar, Ned and Levi work together to fix it, leaving Amy very hot and bothered.
Melanie sets up a psychic stalls for the party and has a few startling consequences while reading for the locals.
8742 – Monday 29th November (UK) / Wednesday 24th November (Aus)
Ned, Levi and Amy’s time at the party is ruined when Mick arrives in a highly offensive costume.
Not wanting to upset Nell, who asked her to speak to Sonya from beyond the grave, Melanie tells her that Sonya loves her dress.
Realising that Terese losing her wedding ring may work to his advantage, Paul ends up making another faux pas that backfires terribly.
8743 – Tuesday 30th November (UK) / Thursday 25th November (Aus)
Paul is deeply wounded when he learns that Glen may have been involved in Terese’s decision.
Chloe offers Nicolette a spare ticket to a concert in the city.
8744 – Wednesday 1st December (UK) / Monday 29th November (Aus)
After learning the real reason for Glen coming to Erinsborough, Paul goes on the warpath.
After returning from his trip and learning about Kyle’s diagnosis, Hendrix feels terrible he hasn’t been there for his friend.
It seems like romance might be in the air between Nicolette and Chloe, but Nicolette is not so sure.
8745 – Thursday 2nd December (UK) / Tuesday 30th November (Aus)
Melanie and Toadie are suffering the effects of Nell asking to speak with Sonya through the crystal ball.
Chloe and Nicolette discuss their kiss, but Chloe is shocked by what Nicolette wants.
8746 – Friday 3rd December (UK) / Wednesday 1st December (Aus)
After the crystal ball breaks, Melanie has a more mature conversation with Nell and finally gets through to her.
Worried that Levi’s colleagues will upset Amy at the Police Ball, Ned urges them both to call off their plans.
Mackenzie is unnerved by Harlow’s seeming lacking of compassion, negativity, and her demanding.
8747 – Monday 6th December (UK) / Thursday 2nd December (Aus)
Terese allows herself one dance with Paul at the Police Ball.
Kyle insists that he’s feeling okay to take Roxy to the Ball, but the nausea strikes.
Levi and Ned get into a bidding war over a holiday for Amy, grabbing the attention of Levi’s co-worker Reuben.