Neighbours ended the 2017 season on a bit of a sour note, with Gabe being kidnapped and Tyler confessing to murder.
Can things improve in 2018? Nope. Things are looking dire for Tyler, baby Gabe is still missing, and there’s trouble in store for Toadie and Sonya.
Here are your spoilers for when Neighbours returns in January 2018.
1. The search for Gabe continues – and they learn who’s behind it
The show returns with a frantic Paige and Jack trying to learn the whereabouts of their son. Paige can’t sit back and do nothing so tries to get involved with the search. But she and Jack can’t just focus on the baby, they end up at loggerheads as to who is to blame.
Then a call comes in and they learn the identity of the kidnapper – it’s Louise!
2. Toadie and Sonya in trouble
Having got married on Christmas Day, Toadie and Sonya decide to have a little mini-moon on Tyler’s boat.
And while there, they try a touch of baby making. but things go awry after they return to deck following a night of passion, only to learn their boat has come loose and they’re drifting out at open sea! With no engine on board, how will they get back?!
3. Tyler gets let out
Tyler gets bail – for now. His brothers remorgage the house to get him out. But he’s convinced he’s going to get sent down. Now he thinks he has to prepare Piper for the worst.
4. David proposes
Feeling guilty about not moving in with Aaron, he decides to make an even bigger gesture – to ask him to marry him. Amy and Leo think it’s not a good idea, but David is determined.
But he has misjudged the situation entirely, and gets rejected by a shocked Aaron who just can’t handle it all right now, what with his brother on the verge of being sent down for murder.
Is this the end for them?
5. Louise makes ransom demands
Louise tells Mark what she wants for the safe return of Gabe – a passport and a lot of cash.Although Mark’s not a police officer anymore, he pretends that he is and goes along with her demands.
He arranges to meet her to make the exchange, but when they come face to face he’s alarmed to learn Baby Gabe isn’t with her – and she won’t give up his location until she gets what she wants!
6. Dipi gets her glad rags on and has a night out.
Family woman Dipi isn’t used to hitting the town, but when Amy and Elly organise a girls’ night out she’s keen to get involved.
And whoa there, it unleashes a whole new Dipi, one that can rock it on the dance floor and take the fancy of several men. Watch out Shane, Dipi’s found a whole new world out there.
7. Gabe isn’t anywhere to be found!
Paige and Jack arrive at the appartment where Gabe is being held – only to find out he’s not there. And what’s worse, this is a big shock to Louise too. Where the heck is he?!
Scenes air from 8 January 2018.