Bea's life is saved after boyfriend Ned rescues her from the fire at the garage. But the suspicious mechanic smells foul play...
As Bea Nilsson continues to snooze on the job during an all-nighter at the garage, the mechanic is unaware ruthless estate agent Mel Lohan has started a fire at the premises to try and sabotage the business.
The building continues to fill with fire and smoke. But luckily, Bea's boyfriend Ned Willis is on his way to visit her at work when he sees the blaze. Bursting into the building, action-man Ned extinguishes the flames and Bea is taken to hospital to check she's OK.
But Bea's relief at still being alive is short-lived when she suspects foul play is afoot, as part of a plan to pressure owner Lucas Fitzgerald to sell the garage. With Bea and Ned on the case, is time running out for arsonist Mel?
Meanwhile, it's a big moment for Paul Robinson and Terese Willis when the pair go public at a dinner party hosted by Karl and Susan Kennedy in Ramsay Street.
Susan uses the opportunity to also play peacekeeper between Karl and their neighbour Toadie Rebecchi. The friends fell out after Toadie blamed doctor Karl after his wife Sonya was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. But will the pair finally clear the air?
And Sonya is in for a big surprise when she discovers the identity of a generous contributor to the Rebecchi's online fundraiser to help pay for Sonya's cancer treatment. But who is it?
Neighbours continues weekdays at 1:45pm and 5:30pm on Channel 5
Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.
Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?
Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!
Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.
He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.
Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)
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