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While fans of Campbell Live have tuned in to boost the average audience for the show, they’re not actually helping. Last night’s average audience was up to 293,300 which was the third highest rating episode the show has had since September 2013. However, the problem that Mediaworks has been wanting to address is that the audience from Campbell Live isn’t sticking around after the show which is affecting the rest of their evening ratings and ultimately, their revenue.
-Garrett starts sulking about being dumped by Victoria and throws a hissy-fit at both Boyd and Harper.
-Clementine wears some very white chunky shoes.
Kylie is impressed by her look and takes a photo to send her friend, who is a designer. (IT’S LANA, GUYS. REMEMBER LANA?!). Clem models a look she likes to call “Bad Tiger”.
Note Alex happens to be in the background of the shot. And so it begins.
-Caleb is preparing for his upcoming hearing vis a vis the drugs incident. Pania, dubbed by Kylie as a “passive-aggressive psycho” is watching TK and Kylie from the bar.
-Dayna finds Murray working in the bar and susses out that he is avoiding Jimmy. Her and Murray team up to keep an eye on Jimmy and ensure he doesn’t screw up with Kane.
-Boyd informs Garrett that he is cutting him out of the US exchange program, as he is basically just a manipulative immature grouch. Garrett is less than happy with the news.
-Dayna acts standoffish every time Jimmy tries to talk to her. Kane is not impressed
-Garrett is still grumping around even during a surgery, which goes well. Boyd tells him to stop being such a whiny baby. Kylie tells Boyd that he needs to be nicer to Garrett.
-After finding out that all of the compliments on Kylie’s photo were directed at Alex, Clementine jealously retaliates by posting an awkward picture of her “clean bean” brother chowing down on a meat burger.
-Caleb’s hearing went well and there are no charges against him, however his career as a paramedic is over, due to his drug use. TK finds out and offers to help him look for a job.
-Jimmy and Kane bond over fish and chips and The Hunger Games while Dayna sits in the corner. Jimmy does some weird texting mimes before he leaves and Kane lashes out at Dayna for being a cow to his father.
-Alex is being unusually cheerful about the hotos that Clementine posted. He drops a few subtle hints about fighting fire with fire and then outright tells Clem to check her social media. There is an ever-so-slightly embarassing photo of both siblings. Clem declares war on her brother.
-Boyd changes his mind about pulling Garrett from the exchange program. He and Harper arrive at the warehouse flat to give him the good news, only to find Garrett lighting up a joint. Garrett’s chance of heading off to the US go up in smoke (pun intended).
Tonight on Shorty:
-Chris feels really sorry for Harry now that it has been revealed Pixie has cancer. He also did a pretty shitty job of backing Rachel up when she tried to tell Harry to not rush into things with Pixie.
-Pixie’s dad Mo got really agro at Harry, telling him to stay away from his daughter. Later Chris went to see him and offered support, which was accepted.
-Victoria is back and still refusing to accept that she was rightfully suspended. Garrett gets a surgery opportunity from Boyd and Victoria manages to snaffle it off him by telling him how much it means to her, as it is a connection to her sick father.
-As Victoria and Garrett get ready to go into surgery Boyd reveals to Garrett that “Tor’s” father has died. Garret convinces him to wait until after the surgery to tell her. Victoria is happy when she does well, but is crushed by Boyd’s bad news.
-Pania (once again) showed her true colours as a scheming, manipulator. Jealous of Kylie’s place in TK and Tillie’s lives, she sets out to sabotage the relationship. First, she TOLD kylie that TK wanted more kids – stat. Then when that failed to do any damage she tampered with a note TK left Kylie, which contained details of when Tillie was to be picked up. The time rolls around and it is Pania who shows up with Tillie, who still wants to play with “Princess Kylie”.
-Clementine, still not Pania’s biggest fan, helped Kylie to uncover Pania’s deceit and TK was furious, telling Pania to stay away from him and his daughter.
There will be no recap tomorrow as I will be out of wi-fi range.