Vera Punt returns to Neighbours in the UK and Australia, where she expresses her affections for Leo and Nicolette, with dramatic results.
Terese (Rebekah Elmaloglou) faces an uncertain future, while Glen (Richard Huggett) is suspected by Harlow, as Neighbours returns to UK and Australian screens today (Jemma Donovan).
Thankfully, the tense atmosphere is relieved next week with the return of Vera Punt, the eccentric tenant of the Ramsay Street cul-de-rarely sac’s seen in the seventh house, which causes havoc wherever she goes.
Leo (Tim Kano) has only had two thoughts since returning to Erinsborough in late 2021: Chloe (April Rose Pengilly) and his flourishing winery company.
Unfortunately for Leo, things with Chloe didn’t go as planned – he decided that he wanted her back, but she was engaged to Nicolette at the time, so she was tempted by his advances only for a short time (Charlotte Chimes). Despite her reservations, she was over heels in love with her fiancée and refused to succumb to the seduction of her old flame.
Unfortunately, when Nicolette discovered that Chloe and Nic had spent a wild evening together at the winery, Leo was able to break them up.
Last year, he purchased the winery and vineyard from Pierce (Tim Robards / Don Hany) and began making upgrades. While his personal life has been a mess, his business is booming, and he is hosting a fancy gathering next week to present an idea to potential investors.
According to TV Week, he wants to expand the vineyard to include a whiskey and gin distillery and believes that this will be just what the company needs to succeed financially. He’s in need of some additional cash these days, as his ex-fling Britney (Montana Cox) showed up in town with his baby, Abigail — a tremendous surprise given that he had no idea she was pregnant.
Things start off well in next week’s meeting, but they take an unexpected turn when Vera Punt turns up.
When Vera arrives, it’s safe to assume Leo isn’t pleased. Can he retain his calm in the face of the calamities that seem to follow her around, and his knowledge of her tendency for suing the Robinson businesses?
Vera can’t keep her ideas to herself as she sits across from Nicolette and her mother Jane (Annie Jones), and the topic quickly shifts from business to personal problems.
She’s been hiding behind her curtains, watching the Ramsay Street drama unfold, and all she wants to talk about is the love triangle between Leo, Nicolette, and Chloe, and how it nearly ruined David (Takaya Honda) and Aaron’s (Matt Wilson) chances of becoming parents.
“Vera implies that Leo stole Chloe, angering Nicolette,” Tim Kano explained to TV Week.
Nicolette is furious, and, as tensions escalate, she throws her drink over Vera.
Leo is taken aback by the fact that his meeting has gone so badly, but he secretly admires Nick for putting Vera in her place. He’s also overjoyed when Britney backs him up and he starts to feel closer to his ex than ever before – is love in the air?
“Leo is so pleased and happy,” adds Tim. “His feelings for [Britney] are growing back. She’s a beauty and he’s falling in love again.”
Neighbours airs Monday to Friday at 1:45pm and 6pm on Channel 5 in the UK, and Monday to Thursday at 6:30pm on 10 Peach in Australia.
8752 – Monday 3rd January (UK / Aus)
Ned decides he’s all in with Amy once and for all, and the poly relationship is back on track.
David and Paul are also thinking about Roxy’s notion that Harlow is acquiring psychopathic traits like her father, as Harlow continues to show little concern for Terese.
8753 – Tuesday, January 4th (UK / Australia)
Kyle has inadvertently recruited Mick Allsop as the wedding planner, shocking Sheila and Roxy, but he fights to keep the position.
Amy is overjoyed to see Zara and is willing to go to any length to reclaim her daughter, but she is mortified by what she has stumbled into.
8754 – Wednesday, January 5th (UK / Australia)
When Amy realizes that there’s a significant chance Zara will learn about her polyamorous relationship from someone else anyhow, she resolves to tell her.
Harlow is enraged that Glen is acting as Terese’s bodyguard and is hell-bent on digging up dirt on him.
8755 – Thursday, January 6th (UK / Australia)
Glen’s back is still against Harlow when it comes to what’s in his safe.
Roxy hasn’t found her bridesmaids yet, and she’s disappointed when she can’t get Terese or Harlow to agree.
Terese has a strong support system in place to assist her, but she is tired of being babysat.
8756 – Friday, January 7th (UK) / Monday, January 10th (US) (Aus)
Terese anticipates Glen’s disapproval and retaliation after catching her in a vulnerable state.
David invites Paul to dinner, but the evening gets off to a shaky start as Paul keeps diverting the topic to Terese.
Roxy is overjoyed to see her mother again before the wedding.
8757 – Monday, January 10th (UK) / Tuesday, January 11th (US) (Aus)
Leo’s pitch lunch for his barrel investment gets off to a strong start, but an unexpected arrival throws him off.
Roxy is devastated to find that Gemma will not be attending her wedding.
Later, as Roxy enjoys her wedding festivities with her bridal party, she is accosted by an enraged Harlow.
8758 – Tuesday, January 11th (UK) / Wednesday, January 12th (US) (Aus)
Roxy is enraged by Harlow’s outburst and confronts her about her disappearance from her life.
Kyle and Roxy are working with Mick to finalize all of the details for the wedding.
Amy is having trouble keeping Zara happy and seeks assistance from Toadie and Susan.
8759 – Wednesday, January 12th (UK) / Thursday, January 13th (US) (Aus)
Zara follows Hendrix’s advise and asks Amy to keep the boys entertained while she’s there.
Melanie notes Glen’s agitation in the aftermath of Terese’s wedding ring finding.
Britney feels closer to Leo the more time she spends with him.
8760 – Thursday, January 13th (UK) / Monday, January 17th (US) (Aus)
When Terese gives him a room at her house in the hopes that he will be her sober partner, Glen is taken aback.
A bogus charge from Zara has left Levi reeling, and Amy isn’t sure what to believe.
Toadie is becoming increasingly frustrated by Zara’s selfish behavior.
8761 – Friday, January 14th (UK) / Tuesday, January 18th (US) (Aus)
Toadie is shocked to learn that the jelly shot provided to Nell contained vodka, thanks to Zara.
Roxy and Kyle are looking forward to their hen and stag parties, but things take a turn when Roxy discovers Mick has upset the entire wedding party.