Cupid Aims Arrow At Erinsborough Residents
Published: 21 August 2017
A storm is brewing on Neighbours and love is in the air, though not all of it is requited. There’re a couple of triangles, love of a forbidden kind, and a pair who might think they’re too tough but are actually too scared to love. Who will find happiness and who will find heartache? Who should be together and who, perhaps, shouldn't?
Mark, Elly … And Paige
Paige pulls a lot of pained expressions lately, like after she bumped into Elly and Mark exiting his garage, both sporting tell-tale bed hair from the night before.
Not long ago Mark and Paige were kissing on a Queensland beach, but Paige said they couldn’t go down that road. Now she’s telling him that in light of his father’s passing, he’s probably not in the right frame of mind to begin a relationship with Elly.
Mark didn’t seem convinced by Paige’s altruistic motive and, given their history, could he truly be over her? How will Elly react if she discovers her friend is trying to dissuade Mark from embarking on this romance with her? After Paige has insisted she doesn't mind, time and time again.
Leo And Mishti
Leo and Mishti = Flirtation Nation from the very first day they met. They’ve come close to getting together on several occasions but the timing has never been quite right.
While their friendship has developed, so has the length of the longing looks they give one another, as soon as one of them turns the other way.
The chemistry between them is explosive, even when they’re fighting. And while we’ve only seen Mishti crack under pressure once, it didn’t go unnoticed by Leo, who often reveals a softer, more caring side when around the tough former police officer.
Paul And Terese … And Gary
Paul and Terese share a love story of epic proportions. Whether they’re loving each other or hating each other, they do it with a passion unmatched by any other.
Paul has struggled to deal with the fact she’s engaged to Gary, confessing to Amy that he feels ‘wretched’ and that he 'can imagine growing old with Terese in a way that I would never want to with anyone else.' Just recently, he zoned out on Terese speaking because he was fantasising about confessing his love for her.
Terese’s confusion about her own feelings are just as obvious. She confides in Paul, leans on him for support, gives him adoring looks, and then freaks out and runs home to Gary.
Is Gary just the piggy in the middle? Caught up in another chapter of their tempestuous love?
Amy And Nick
The mums and dads of the Montague and the Capulet families could all tell you that banning your children from seeing someone they’re interested in rarely works out for the best.
The more Paul and Leo bang on about how sensitive Amy is, and how much she needs to be protected from her own desire to see the best in people, the more she is going to insist that she is her own woman, and big enough to take those risks if she chooses.
And so she should. The single mum and Erinsborough’s local handy woman believes in giving people second chances. She’s not going to be held back by her daddy telling her who she can and can’t be with.