So last night Evan pleaded “not denied” at the youth court because his dad is a big dorkus who thinks he is an arsonist. That’s a pretty bad indictment on someone’s character, that their dad believes they would intentionally burn a house down. Evan has pretty much proven himself an idiot though so there you go.
In reception Yvonne is preparing to fly the coop with Maia and has many loose ends to tie up. She leaves Bella the plant food so she can make the flowers last longer and receives a lovely email from someone called John Hamilton who requests savoury pinwheels at the big farewell party which is on TONIGHT! For some reason the savoury pinwheel email gets big laughs all around.
Rachel shows up and brings down the party atmosphere telling Yvonne off for having such a stupid family who all seem to “have the habit of leaving this place in the lurch”. Then Rachel storms off, high heels clicking. Yvonne and Maia are all
Low quality screengrah, high quality faces!
At the hospital cafe Evan and Murray are having a coffee. Though once again Evan doesn’t actually drink it. Those things are like $4 each AT LEAST! No wonder the Wendys never have any money. Oh wait, does Murray own the cafe? Still, lost product anyway. Regardless, Murray tells Evan that he can have whatever he wants for dinner tonight, even fish and chips if he wants, because he has “earned it”. What? Nothing earns you fish and chips like arson, apparently. I have been doing it wrong my entire life! I could be knee deep in tarakihi if I had just played my cards right.
In ED Daniel is all up in TK’s grill about boxing practice. TK is psyched because Roimata is present for the whole conversation successfully upping his BIG MAN ON CAMPUS persona. Mid flirt some guy is rolled into ED and he stares blankly for about five seconds unblinkingly and you can kind of see his eyes screaming.
That guy has a career in playing corpses lined up after this performance!
Hunter warns TK that the guy might be violent later and TK stares into Roimata’s doe eyes “I’ll take care of it” he intones.
Nicole is having a sweet conversation with the King of the Orderlies about how the King spilt tea all over some old lady. The King is really worried about having burnt the old dear/Rachel hearing about it but Nicole is a total bitch to him and tells him to clear off. Mama shows up and says “Who kicked his cat?”. That’s an odd turn of phrase. Anyway, Nicole is suddenly remorseful about her ice queen treatment of the King and immediately collapses into a pool of self-pity and depression about her looming loss of Maia. Mama breaks the news of the BIG FAREWELL PARTY (she heard about the news while at the bar. Isn’t it a bit early in the day for Mama to be drinkin’?)
Unsurprisingly Nicole doesn’twant to go to the BIG FAREWELL PARTY but as the social club boss she has to go and pay the I.V. Mama is all “LET’S GO OUT TONIGHT INSTEAD!!!” Maybe mama is now liberal enough to take Nicole out to a gay bar!?
That infuriating “STOP! POTTY TIME” ad is on. It makes me want to rip my fingernails off.
Back in ED that blankly staring guy is getting all rowdy and mean. TK is trying to take his blood. For testing. Not drinking or anything gross like that. The guy is all “GET YA HANDS OFF ME!” Roimata looks on pouting and sexylike. TK and the guy roughhouse a bit. The guy attacks TK! How embarassing TK! Roimata leaps into action and does some kind of weird pinching thing on his upper arms? The guy yelps and runs off, Roimata is some kind of warrior princess!
TK is all shamed that he needed to be rescued by a lady. But he quite liked that pinch thing Roimata did and he wants to see more of her tricks in a more private setting, if you get my drift. Their eyes make out with each other but their bodies just stand there, silently craving the forbidden fruit.
Over at Sugar Evan is mouthing off again about how he is a badass and hates his life. He doesn’t want to go hang out with “baby crims” at the prison. Well, should have thought about that before you plead “not denied” then! This is kind of like the Daniel storyline of a year or two ago. Anyway, Jasmine is there and she is still the same actress as before, reopening the question of who that random teen was at the police station last week? I guess some mysteries are never meant to be solved.
In Callum’s hospital room Yvonne asks Callum for a reference for Maia. Callum will write her “a glowing reference”. Including the time she was a murderer I hope. Full disclosure and all! There are some weird vibes going on between Callum and Yvonne. Kind of a bubbling sexual tension just under the surface.
Mutual thoughts of what could have been no doubt.
Yvonne and Callum enjoy a heartfelt hug and they say goodbye. It’s a bit heartwrenching.
In ED again TK tries to charm a small boy so he can investigate his bloody knee. The kid doesn’t want TK anywhere near his knee but TK does a comedy routine and eventually the kid allows TK to get his hands on his knee wound. Roimata stands by swooning over TK child charming skills.
She wants to reproduce with him I think! TK might finally get his little baby! That would be a very crowd pleasing storyline, maybe for mid year!
Bella and Muzza have a big show down at the hospital cafe. Bella has evidence of Evan’s non-criminality. For example, he deleted his “mylife” page because some kids thought he was cool for almost killing some people, also Brooke dropped $50 apparently then Evan found it and gave it back to her, thus proving himself honest. The evidence is a little iffy if you ask me but hey, I’m not a hospital receptionist with a nose for justice. Murray doesn’t buy what Bella’s selling though and they part on angry, yelling terms. I still don’t know what Evan was doing with the meths in his bag though? Was he sniffing it or something? Most likely.
At the I.V Maia and Yvonne’s big adios party is in full swing. Scotty and Tracey show up and Yvonne is all “WHAT A LOVELY SURPRISE!” and Tracey says “I had to twist his arm!”- just like how Scotty twisted her arms and her neck and her everything that time he tried to kill her! Full circle at the farewell bash. Like how Scotty bashed her when he tried to kill her! Anyway, enough of that people are hitting on Yvonne all over the show. TK is all “I will drive you to the airport, anything for you babe” and Chris and Rachel tell Yvonne she rocks. No one tells Maia anything. Yvonne tells Chris and Rachel that “she taught Bella everything she knows” including, presumably, how to have daughters of wildly different ethnicities and then how to date their sloppy seconds.
Party animals Scotty and Nicole console each other at the bar. Scotty doesn’t want to be at the party since he is still recovering from almost killing Tracey and Nicole doesn’t want to be there because its kind of humiliating and painful. Scotty is all “any idea who is taking over from me at work?” and Nicole is all “some temp” VASA-O-CLOCK!!!!!
At the hospital cafe Murray demands Evan tell him whether he is an arsonist or not. Evan acts like a little dick again of course, yelling and being all grumpy and whiney. He could catch flies in that mouth!
Murray is apologetic. Now he believes that Evan is in fact, not, an arsonist. He promises to somehow get Evan out of it. I feel kind of bad for Murray. It would suck to have his family after all. He’s just making the best he can of a bad situation.
Over at the Jeffries farewell Chris is grandstanding. He is all “what are we going to do without the Jeffries!!?”. I don’t know! Hunter consoles Nicole and Mama sees it. Her heart flutters with hetrosexual joy! Maybe Nicole can turn back to the men! Yvonne gets up to give a speech. She has a secret to tell- HER SCONE RECIPE! (seriously). We don’t get to hear anything about the scone recipe or anything else from Yvonne’s speech though because new british nurse and Roimata decide to take this opportunity to discuss the hotness of TK. According to Roimata he is “way too perfect” and soon she let’s us all in on her backstory. Her family want her to marry a good Maori boy and pump out some little kids STAT but she wants to live a little first, ride some motorcycles, bed some fellas. Apparently if they see TK they will immediately force her to mate with him right then and there. She could just not introduce her family to TK right? When he was dating my boyfriend over the summer not once did he ask to meet his parents.
The next morning Roimata asks Bella about changing LOCKERS. FINALLY the return of the lockers saga! Sadly this is cut short by another british nurse and Roimata TK gossip fest. Blah blah TK is smokin etc. HEY WHO IS THAT STROLLING IN THE DOORS OH SO CASUAL? Why, its VASA! She has returned and she is, as predicted the new Queen of the Nurses! Maxwell is all “!” and I guess he can’t wait for his Vasa love/hate storyline to start up again! Buckle up Maxwell! She’s a WHOLE bunch of crazy!
Outside the hospital Yvonne and Maia are getting into TK’s car ready to head to the airport. Simultaneously Nicole realises that she can’t live without Maia and leaps up from her midday wine to sprint across the road to declare her undying love. BUT WAIT the car is taking off! She can’t run that fast! Will she make it? I THINK SHE WILL!
BY THE WAY there is some kind of new competition where you send in your photo to TVNZ on demand or something if you think you look like a Shortland Street character. The photos they have chosen for Michael Galvin are great. In one he is wearing a disco suit.