Sheila: Simply the Best
Every week Sheila puts a huge smile on our faces and this week we were spoiled by endless hilarity. From her saucy ‘Book of Secrets’ inspired fantasies about Lou and later Paul (we were cringing and laughing in all the right places!) to being cling-filmed to Paul in the freezer – she was on top form. The beauty of Sheila is teaming her fun factor with a huge heart but she’s exactly the type of brash matriarch Neighbours does so well. We love seeing her softer side too and we think she was just what Paul needed.
Josh and Naomi
If you’d said a year, or even six months, ago that we’d be really enjoying Josh’s scenes we’d have thought you were mad! Since splitting with Amber, Josh has come into his own and Harley Bonner has really shone in all of Josh’s interactions. The Josh and Naomi hook up may have come out of the blue but it was fun and sexy. We adore Naomi so letting her unleash her flirty ways was an enjoyable sight. We predict total carnage when their mothers find out!
We were delighted to see the log awaited return of Lou Carpenter this week. Erinsborough has missed him after a prolonged absence and it was great to see him get stick in immediately, sparring with Kathy, counselling Lauren and meeting his new granddaughter. Not only did Tom Oliver get a chance to stretch his acting chops but his involvement in the wonderful ‘Book of Secrets’ plot was Neighbours comedy. After too many years of being ignored, it’s great to see the character being used properly at last and long may it continue.
We’re very big fans of Terese on this site, so it’s sad to see her land on our ‘Miss List’ this week for her and Matt’s vendetta against Paige. Don’t get us wrong, we understand their fears (and given that illicit kiss between Brad and Lauren, Terese has more to worry about than she even knows) but we can’t help but feel they’re taking things too far. Yes, Paige hasn’t acted with honesty but trying to drive her out of their lives will solve nothing and put their marriages under even more strain! It’s time for Terese and Matt to swallow their pride and make peace.
Georgia and Kyle faced another obstacle this week as Georgia’s sore throat needed a biopsy. In true soap fashion Georgia didn’t come clean with Kyle straight away and snapped at him as she kept her fears private. We’re already fed up with these two falling out and making up every other week. Georgia works best when she’s in lightweight comedy stories so throwing her into another plot where she’ll have to be too earnest and troubled just isn’t our bag. Will this mean she won’t be able to sing her only song at the wedding?! Oh no.