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Magic Moments > 2012 > Sheila's Arrival Episode 6394

Written by Chris Corbett, Directed by Gary Conway, Produced by Alan Hardy

Channel Eleven: 03/05/12, Five: 31/05/12

Kate confronts Lou over the money missing from Kyle's accounts... Kyle wants Jade to meet his family, and particularly his gran... Rani and Callum realise that Sophie has been trying to keep them apart, and they make a plan to get their own back...

At number 30, Sophie is surprised when she returns with DVDs and walks in to find Rani and Callum in each other's arms on the couch. Rani goes into the kitchen to make hot chocolate for them, and Sophie follows her to find out what's going on. Rani explains that she's just realised how much she likes Callum, but she doesn't know if he likes her the same way. She sends a confused Sophie to find out. On the couch, Callum admits that he really, really likes Rani because she's so girly and smart and wonders if she'll go out with him. Sophie goes back and forth between the two of them, and they both thank her for bringing them together.



At Harold's, Kyle is looking for deodorant as he left the house in a rush without putting any on. He suggests that Jade think of a name for the puppy, and they thank Vanessa, as she serves them, for shouting at Rhys earlier, as he seems to have had a personality transplant and has offered to watch the puppy. Lou then comes in and tells them that dog-sitting is one of his major skills and he'd be happy to help out for a small fee. Lou then reminds Vanessa that she's just been in hospital and she shouldn't be working, but she tells him that she needs the money. She goes to make his order, as Kate appears and reminds Lou of the money he owes Kyle, becoming annoyed as he says that he's thinking about starting a doggy daycare business. She offers to lend him the money herself, but he says that it's his mess and he'll clean it up.

Back at number 30, Rani and Callum are still in each other's arms as Sophie looks awkward. She suddenly announces that she has to go, and they laugh after she rushes out the door.


At number 22, Sophie arrives home and Paul realises that something is wrong. He's interested to hear that Rani was there, as Sophie is meant to be banned from seeing her. Paul agrees to end the ban, but Sophie still isn't interested in hanging out with Rani and Callum, when they're being all coupley. As Sophie goes upstairs, Paul phones Ajay to smugly inform him of what his daughter is up to.

Rani and Callum are wondering if they've done the wrong thing with Sophie, but they decide that it was fun and she deserved it. There's a knock at the door and, thinking it's Sophie, they snuggle up and tell her to come in. Ajay then bursts in, demanding to know what's going on. After confirming that Sonya and Toadie are out, he calls them, announcing that it's time they came home.


Later, Sonya and Toadie get back to find Callum and Rani sitting at the table with Ajay. They're confused about why they've been brought home, and Ajay explains that he found Callum and Rani on the couch, all over each other. Both kids insist that nothing was going on, and Sonya and Toadie believe them, but Ajay says that Callum is a teenage boy and they can't be trusted. He doesn't think that Toadie is taking this seriously enough, while Toadie thinks that Ajay is overreacting. Ajay takes an embarrassed Rani with him, telling her that she's grounded for two weeks, and leaving Sonya and Toadie shocked.

The next morning, Kyle is awoken by a loud knocking on the door, and is surprised to find that his gran, Sheila, has come for a visit. She hugs him, and says that he was missed at the family Easter. She spots the puppy on the couch and picks her up, shocked to hear that she doesn't have a name yet. Kyle tells her that Jade is still asleep, but suggests that he and his gran go out for a coffee and he can show her the neighbourhood.



At Harold's, Kyle and Sheila are finishing breakfast, but she just wants to leave and meet Jade. Kyle says that they will, later, but he has somewhere else to show her first. As they're going, Kyle introduces Sheila to Paul. Meanwhile, Lou and Susan are discussing her plans to get healthy with a yoga course at the community centre, and Lou suddenly becomes interested when Susan talks about how all of the courses are run by local people, who get paid for it. He wonders who he would have to talk to, to get involved.

Lou and Susan leave the community centre, and he's disappointed that there wasn't an opening for him to teach a class. As they chat about it, Lou is suddenly accosted by two women, who think he's there for the seniors' dancing classes, and they drag him inside. Meanwhile, Jade arrives for her yoga class, and Kate is surprised that she plans to leave the puppy tied up outside the centre. Kate agrees to take the puppy with her, and Jade suggests that, if she goes by Kyle's yard, he might be there and could take the dog.


Kyle is showing Sheila around the builder's yard, and she's very impressed, telling him that she's very proud. He goes inside the answer the phone, and Kate then walks by with the puppy, and Sheila immediately thinks it's Jade, is very impressed by how polite she is and starts telling her that she has to give the dog a name. Kate can barely get a word in, but then Kyle returns from the office and explains that this is Kate, not Jade. Sheila isn't entirely sure what to think.

At number 30, Toadie and Sonya are talking about whether Callum really is interested in Rani, and they wonder if he knows 'everything he needs to know'. He then appears, and barely says two words to them before going into the lounge with a bottle of orange juice. Sonya quickly follows him with a glass, and they try to talk to him about Rani, but he insists that he doesn't like her like that, and it's all too complicated to explain.


At the community centre, Jade is on the phone to Kyle, surprised to hear that his gran is in town. She tells him that she's heading home now, and that she wants to make a good first impression. Meanwhile, Lou is dancing, and the ladies all start to fight over him as a new dance begins.

At Harold's, Susan is amused to hear that Lou was the only man at the dance class, and that most of the women gave him their number. As Lou says that he wishes there was a way he could make money out of this, Vanessa jokes that he just has to marry a rich one. Lou suddenly gets a twinkle in his eyes.


On Ramsay Street, Sophie is helping Paul unload the shopping from the car, when Toadie, Sonya and Callum walk over. Toadie and Sonya walk on ahead, as Sophie apologises to Callum for telling Paul and spoiling his evening with Rani. Callum pretends to be gutted that he and Rani will be kept apart by her grounding, and he says that he can't hang out with Sophie, as he feels like he should make it up to his parents, after ruining their evening. Sophie goes back over the Paul, complaining that she was trying to manipulate her friends, but now she's got nobody to hang out with. Paul says it's the story of his life.

At number 26, Sheila is unhappy to hear that Kyle and Jade don't cook at home and spend most of their time eating out. Sheila is more interested in hearing about Kate, but then Jade comes back, all sweaty from yoga and apologising. Sheila seems unimpressed as Jade gives her an awkward kiss on the cheek and then steals half of Kyle's sandwich.


Later, Jade has been telling Sheila about her parents' death and how she came to Erinsborough to be with Sonya, but also stayed around because of Kyle. Kyle also tells Sheila about how Jade helped him get his business started by persuading Lou to invest. Jade says that she has to leave, as she has a client, and Kyle goes with her to the door, where Jade is pleased that she doesn't seem to have stuffed things up yet. Back in the kitchen, Sheila is being evasive with her opinion on Jade, but Kyle is disappointed when she eventually says that she doesn't think Jade is the one for him.

Featured Regular Characters: Susan Kennedy, Jade Mitchell, Kate Ramsay, Kyle Canning, Lou Carpenter, Callum Jones, Sophie Ramsay, Sonya Mitchell, Toadie Rebecchi

Guest Cast: Colette Mann as Sheila Canning, Alin Sumarwata as Vanessa Villante, Sachin Joab as Ajay Kapoor, Coco-Jacinta Cherian as Rani Kapoor, Christine Kaman as Toula Panagiotas, Carrie Moczynski as Mavis Miller

Trivia Notes
First appearance of Colette Mann as Sheila Canning
Sheila's first words are "Do you always answer the door in your jocks?"
Jade suggests the names Eddie and Buckley for the puppy
Colette Mann previously appeared in Neighbours for a few weeks in 1995 and 1996, filling in for Caroline Gillmer in the role of Cheryl Stark
Christine Kaman has had previous Neighbours guest roles, including appearing in the very first episode as Mrs Kingham

Summary by Steve

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