The Fashion Week story comes to a close this week in Erinsborough, but not in the way anyone expected.
Meanwhile, a resident of Ramsay Street is about to be dealt a severe blow.
Here are 12 spoilers for next week’s episode of Neighbours.
1. Fashion Week begins
Fashion Week is finally here, and everything is in set for an event to remember — but for all the wrong reasons for the majority.
Hendrix is on hand to support Mackenzie with her catwalk debut, while Leo gets help from friends and family at the vineyard.
Meanwhile, Karl and Susan are treated like royalty, despite Susan’s reservations about their investment. However, just as the day appears to be going smoothly, things quickly take a drastic turn for everyone.
2. Amy’s big day is marred by tragedy
Amy is apprehensive about her fashion performance at the event, but her friends are there to assure her that she won’t be disappointed.
Unfortunately, when Harlow takes the stage, something that no one could have foreseen occurs, and Ned’s infidelity is exposed for all to see.
Amy is heartbroken by the treachery, with everyone in attendance surprised and a furious Paul demanding words with Ned, and Ned will not be able to talk himself out of this one.
3. Montana has been detained
As if an outed affair wasn’t bad enough, Montana is arrested by the cops during Fashion Week. Fashion Week comes to an end in an instant, and Terese realises the gravity of the situation and what it implies for Lassiters.
Terese begins to learn more as the day progresses, and she realises that Paul was aware of everything that was going on the entire time. However, with no proof in hand and Lucy on the way, her tenure at Lassiters may be coming to an end.
4. Karl and Susan’s savings are depleted
Despite witnessing Montana jailed and hearing about her activities, Karl maintains that the investment will not be lost forever. However, when more evidence becomes available, Susan’s possibilities become increasingly grim, and she can’t disguise her rage.
When they discover that the funds were used to pay off other obligations, the terrible reality of the situation hits them: they will not be reimbursed.
Susan, distraught and enraged, advises Karl to go right away because she doesn’t want to talk about it. And Karl already knows where to go…
5. Paul bears the brunt of the blame for his deception
When Paul learns that Karl and Susan have invested in Montana’s initiative, he is understandably furious, but he makes a mistake when he pays them a visit and reveals that he knows more than has been revealed thus far.
When Terese expresses her doubts, others begin to notice him as well. That includes Leo, who deduces that Montana’s hasty decision to leave their relationship was caused by Paul. While the man claims his innocence, he will find it difficult to persuade anyone to trust him.
6. Ned is confronted with the music
Ned goes to number 30 to speak with Amy now that she knows the truth, only to be met by an enraged Zara and Toadie. Amy informs him flat out that their relationship is finished, and he walks away realising how terribly he has screwed up.
Paul goes into overprotective mode and instructs Ned to keep away from his granddaughter, so it’s not just Amy that Ned has to deal with. Will Ned and Harlow be able to keep their secret now that it’s been revealed?
7. Terese receives some awful news from Lucy
Lucy arrives in Erinsborough not to celebrate Fashion Week’s success, but to learn that it was a colossal failure.
Lucy is furious that this could have happened and learns all the gory details about Montana’s actions, including the fact that Terese was the one who pushed for additional money to be spent.
Lucy refuses to accept Terese when she says she knows Paul is to blame, and instead informs Terese that she is no longer employed by Lassiters. Paul’s plan appears to have gone off without a hitch.
8. Paul is assigned an unusual roommate
While Paul may have gotten the victory he desired with Terese’s firing, he still has to cope with the public’s belief that he knew about Montana all along.
That comes back to bite him when Karl shows up unannounced at the penthouse with a bag — he’s moving in.
Paul is appalled by the prospect and tries to persuade him to instead stay in a free hotel room. Karl, on the other hand, is sure that Paul is to blame for all that has happened with Montana, thus he must bear the consequences.
9. Nicolette is closing in on Glen
Even though Chloe and Jane both advise her it’s time to move on, Nicolette isn’t giving up on finding out what’s going on with Glen. When Glen begs if they can start over, she says yes, but she is still planning to expose him.
Glen’s fears about Kiri finding out the truth reappear when John Wong informs him that Nic has been snooping. To make matters worse, Nicolette interrogates Lucy about Glen after learning of their friendship. How long before Kiri discovers who her father is?
10. Jimi Hendrix receives heartbreaking news
Knowing that Mackenzie is depressed as a result of Fashion Week’s premature end, Hendrix seeks to cheer her up by telling her how fantastic she was as a model.
While it works, the two are quickly sidetracked as Hendrix has a bad coughing episode. He realises he needs to get it checked out right away because it is so bad, so he goes to the hospital for a check-up.
When Hendrix receives the results, he discovers that there is not just something wrong, but that it is considerably worse than he could have anticipated.
11. Corey intensifies his Harlow strategy
With Harlow under heat for her affair with Ned, Corey realises that this is the ideal time to step up his strategy. He sets out to further isolate her from her friends and family in order to persuade her to join The Order.
This includes vandalising The Drinks Diva van and accusing her of being the culprit. Will Harlow notice what’s going on or will Corey be able to convince her to join the cult?
12. Hendrix contends with the prospect of a bleak future
Hendrix is in need of support after learning that his only hope of survival is a lung transplant, but Karl and Susan are in the middle of another quarrel when he approaches them.
However, Hendrix’s announcement brings the two together for his sake. They assure him that they would be there for him anytime he is needed, but Karl is still not allowed to return home. It’s evident that Hendrix faces a difficult path ahead of him as he considers his options.