Mark rushes his wife Elly to hospital after the SHOCK attack at Erinsborough High School. But is getting closer to finding out the terrible truth...
There's a shock for Mark Brennan when he arrives at Erinsborough High School to meet his meet his pregnant wife Elly Conway, and finds the traumatised teacher collapsed on the floor, clutching her stomach after being attacked by a mystery intruder.
Mark quickly rushes Elly to hospital - worried about her and their unborn baby. However, when family friend Dr David Tanaka offers to help, will Mark notice when Elly brushes him off and demands to see Dr Dora Dietrich instead?
Alone with Dr Dietrich, who confidentially knows the father of Elly's baby is really Shaun Watkins, following a one-night stand, Elly begs the doctor to make sure everything's OK with her baby. She can't have gone through all this deception for nothing...
Meanwhile, Finn Kelly is feeling down-in-the-dumps after his run-in with Toadie Rebecchi after the charity fundraiser. Believing there's no point in sticking around in Erinsborough because everyone despises him, Finn decides to do a runner into the city.
However, Finn's forgetting he's in breach of his release conditions and could be arrested and sent to prison if it's discovered he's left Erinsborough. Can Finn's ex-fiancee Bea Nilsson convince Finn to return home before he's found out?
And Leo Tanaka discovers a possible new business venture when he learns the Back Lane Bar is up for sale. However, he'll need a business partner... so who's it gonna be?
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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