Chloe Brennan (played by April Rose Pengilly) is not having the best time at the moment on Neighbours (5.30pm - see our TV Guide for full listings).
The ambitious (but inexperienced) Harlow Robinson (Jemma Donovan) clearly has her sights set on Chloe's job at Lassiters.
Meanwhile, Chloe is trying to move on after her failed engagement to girlfriend Nicolette Stone, who appears to have now left the country and fled to America.
But there's fresh heartbreak in store for Chloe when she opens a package that is delivered to Number 24 addressed to former resident Nicolette.
Inside, Chloe discovers a beautiful, personalised engagement ring that Nicolette must have picked-out for her before their break-up.
Chloe and Nicolette's mum Jane Harris (Annie Jones) are both overwhelmed with emotion.
The engagement ring is yet another painful reminder that Nicolette has gone from their lives.
There's CHAOS at Lassiters as the hotel staff go on strike over Harlow's job promotion!
It's not long before Paul Robinson's (Stefan Dennis) bosslady sister Lucy is on the phone from New York City to find out WHAT is going on!
Paul tries to do damage control while his wife Terese Willis (Rebekah Elmaloglou) rounds-up anyone who is prepared to help out at the hotel.
Thank goodness for willing family member Roxy Willis (Zima Anderson) and her boyfriend Kyle Canning (Chris Milligan)!
Of course, there is one possible solution to the strike.
But is ambitious Harlow prepared to give up her job promotion to satisfy the striking staff?
Terese is touched when hotel concierge Jesse Porter (Cameron Robbie) proves his loyalty to Lassiters and refuses to join the strike.
Jesse spends the day helping out and his bond with mentor Terese is strengthened.
But when Terese expresses her gratitude for Jesse's efforts, she makes an unexpected Freudian slip that leaves her shaken...
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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