Neighbours spoilers: SHOCK poison gas attack in Erinsborough!

Neighbours, Sheila Canning, Susan Kennedy, Karl Kennedy, Mark Brennan

The official launch of the Sonya Rebecchi Foundation is thrown into jeopardy by a horrifying turn of events that put lives in peril...

The day of the official launch of the Sonya Rebecchi Foundation arrives, and Toadie Rebecchi plans to gather everyone at the lake and make a heartfelt speech about his late-wife, Sonya.

However, there's an unexpected change of plans when maintenance work near the lake means the event has to be relocated to the local Community Centre.

But as the residents of Erinsborough gather at the Community Centre, they're unaware someone has left canisters of poison gas in the air vents...

Meanwhile, policeman Mark Brennan receives an anonymous tip-off about the poison gas peril and races to the scene of the crime.

But it's chaos at the Community Centre as the poison gas starts to take effect on Toadie's guests, and people start to cough and collapse including Sheila Canning...

Neighbours, Ned Willis

Ned arrives at the scene, as a poison gas attack causes chaos... (Picture: Channel 5)

To Toadie's horror, he realises there is no sign of his young daughter, Nell. Afraid she's in danger inside the Community Centre, Toadie races back in to find her...

Elsewhere in Erinsborough, this time pregnant Elly Conway is unable to talk her way out of trouble when Finn Kelly confronts her over her baby lie... so she confesses, yes, Finn's brother Shaun Watkins is the real father of her unborn child after a one-night stand!

But the question is, what will Finn do now he knows Elly's secret? Will he tell her husband, Mark?

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.