After almost being caught in the act in the kitchen at the Willis house, Terese Willis quickly pushes her secret lover Leo Tanaka into the laundry room before her daughter Piper catches the pair. Piper is curious about her mum’s shifty behaviour. But quick-thinking Terese throws her daughter off the scent by claiming she’s hidden Piper’s birthday present in the laundry room… so there’s to be no snooping!

However, later that night Piper’s curiosity gets the better of her and she goes in search of her birthday present. But instead, all she finds is a shirt cufflink leading her to jump to the conclusion Terese has been hiding a secret lover. Determined to find out more, Piper attempts to get all the juicy gossip from Chloe Brennan, who is Terese’s Executive Assistant at Lassiters. But since Chloe accidentally sprung Terese and Leo on the boat recently, will she let slip to Piper about who Terese’s mystery man is?

Meanwhile, Susan Kennedy tries to play peacemaker between her hubby Karl and sister Jemima Davies-Smythe, following their bust-up over Jemima’s offer to financially support the Kennedys.

After a heart-to-heart, and some home truths, Jemima begins to see how her riches have poisoned all her family relationships. But when Jemima then decides to reach out to her estranged daughter Trudy in Boston, USA, in the hopes of a reconciliation, will Karl have to say goodbye to the long-lost sister he has only just met?

And Mark Brennan and policewoman Mishti Sharma continue with their plan to trap corrupt copper Monique Hughes.

Mishti is hopeful after reaching out to Monique by email asking for her help dealing with Dilhan Ozdil, her former dodgy date who blackmailed Mishti after releasing an intimate video of her onto the internet. But Mishti gets more than she bargained for, when she discovers Dilhan has been attacked and is now in hospital. Could menacing Monique be behind the attack?

Neighbours continues weekdays at 1:45pm and 5:30pm on Channel 5