Neighbours spoilers: David Tanaka and Aaron Brennan confront a dognapper!

Neighbours, David Tanaka, Aaron Brennan, Vera Punt

Things get heated when David and Aaron come face-to-face with the woman who snatched their pet pooch Reggie...

David Tanaka and his hubby Aaron Brennan hit the streets of Erinsborough in search of their missing pet pooch Reggie. Just when David was starting to get attached to the newest member of the Tanaka-Brennan family, disaster has struck!

But the couple are in for a surprise when they come face-to-face with Reggie's dognapper and discover she is Vera Punt, sister of the late Val Grundy who was Reggie's original owner.

Unfortunately, David's temper gets the better of him and, when he starts arguing with Reggie's next of kin, he pushes Vera too far. Before they know it, it looks like David and Aaron could have a custody fight on their hands to keep cute canine Reggie!

Neighbours, David Tanaka, Aaron Brennan, Vera Punt

Things get heated when David confronts dognapper Vera! (Picture: Channel 5)

Meanwhile, after hotel manager Terese Willis calls a meeting with hotel owner Paul Robinson and his son Leo Tanaka, Terese's daughter Piper clocks there is still chemistry between Terese and her ex, Paul. Which is a big problem, since it is Paul's son, also Terese's ex-boyfriend, who wants another chance with the lady in question!

Seeing what a muddle her mum is in, Piper decides to warn one of the men to back off. But will it be Paul... or Leo?

Elsewhere, Bea Nilsson and Ned Willis's romance is still on shaky ground after his secret effort to get Bea to move on from her twisted ex-fiance Finn Kelly backfired. Annoyed by Ned's meddling, can Bea bring herself to forgive him?

Neighbours continues weekdays at 1:45pm and 5:30pm on Channel 5

Simon Timblick

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)

And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.