Spoilers for upcoming broadcasts of Channel 5 series Neighbours - episodes to appear on television between 7 January to 11 January 2019.
XANTHE QUESTIONS HER FUTURE
- Episode airs on 7 January 2019
Xanthe sticks to her guns and decides to apply to nurses courses at Eden Hills university instead of taking up her place studying medicine in Toowoomba. Sheila places a phone call to Ben and asks him to persuade Xanthe to follow her dreams, whilst Gary gives an impassioned speech.
Wanting to apologise properly to Dipi for hospitalizing her, Gary sneaks over to the house to share some of his trademark desserts as a peace offering. After the two bond over their love of cooking, Gary returns the following day with his recipe book but Shane catches him in the house and loses his cool.
GARY AND AMY GRAPPLE WITH HEARTBREAK
- Episode airs on 8 January 2019
Amy tends to Gary’s grazes, prompting Gary to be hopeful that her love and care is a sign that Amy’s willing to reconcile. Their tender moment is interrupted when the boss responsible for Gary’s dodgy deliveries shows up, demanding to be told where the solar inverters got to.
Xanthe hates saying goodbye to her friends and family but she’s also excited to follow her dreams. Xanthe and Piper promise to stay in touch no matter what. Xanthe seeks out Sheila and they share a heart-warming moment - for Xanthe, home will always be wherever Sheila is.
Bea approaches her first gig at The Waterhole determined to push past the critical voice of Liz. However a cantankerous Sheila piques her insecurities, making Bea doubt herself again. Bea’s thrilled with how the gig went and, in a loved-up state, wants to celebrate with some romance between the sheets…
CHLOE STRUGGLES TO REVEAL THE TRUTH
- Episode airs on 9 January 2019
Amy decides to visit New York to see Jimmy. And she’ll be moving out of the Canning House when she returns. Allowing her guard to slip momentarily with Elly, Amy admits that she still loves Gary – but she can’t keep forgiving men who break her trust.
Fay arrives for a visit and Chloe dreads having to reveal her Huntington’s diagnosis. Aaron pushes her to have the difficult conversation.
Mark seeks advice from Toadie about appealing his termination. Toadie thinks it’s a long shot but reports to Mark that there is hope; they just need to find a convincing argument to base the appeal on. Toadie suggests they bring up Mark’s state of mind at the time of his transgressions - he was in despair over losing Caitlin. Mark outright refuses: there’s no way he’s using Caitlin’s death as an excuse.
SUSAN IS BUSTED BY BEA
- Episode airs on 10 January 2019
Susan still can’t shake her thoughts of Finn, and the tragic past he endured as a young man. She seeks out his brother Shaun to learn more about Finn’s background and family. Shaun is happy to fill her in, giving her a letter written by Finn during his imprisonment, and explaining the dynamic between Finn and his mother and step-father that lead to him being abandoned to kidnappers. Susan is then busted by Bea.
SUSAN PIQUES BEA’S INTEREST IN FINN
- Episode airs on 11 January 2019
As Susan prepares to head to Sydney for her MS trial, she tries to explain to Bea why she was compelled to meet with Shaun again. She also decides to post Shaun’s letter back. Bea is left with the unposted letter in her possession. Seeing the hotel address on the front of the letter - will she post it?