Ahead of the season finale, Joe Mangle (Mark Little) makes another mind-blowing return to the Neighbours scene. He has a mission to do: as best he can, rectify Harold’s (Ian Smith) terrible blunder.
Zara’s (Freya Van Dyke) concerns over Toadie’s (Ryan Moloney) and Mel’s (Lucinda Cowden) relationship have had an impact on Harold.
Harold’s main priority is Toadie’s happiness, despite the fact that she has a hidden motivation in wanting to see her mother happy with Toadie.
Because of what he knows about Mel’s previous marriage in particular, he is not persuaded that she is the right woman for him.
He’s so preoccupied with it all that he finds it impossible to participate in the wedding preparation meetings, and Melanie recognises this.
When she confronts him and puts him on the spot, Harold can only admit his actual feelings about her and Toadie’s relationship.
This comes out of the blue, and Mel is shocked and saddened. As the engagement party gets started, Mel’s mind is still reeling from Harold’s words. She perseveres and makes an effort to enjoy the day, but Toadie’s mother Angie shows up and significantly worsens the situation.
In order to express his concerns, Harold determines he must speak with Joe Mangel, Mel’s ex-husband (Mark Little).
He’s taken aback to find that Joe regrets how he handled the divorce and that the account he initially provided Harold of the events was not entirely accurate.
Harold now has some significant repair work to perform after realising he has been incorrect about Mel for the entire time. Will he be able to make up for the harm he’s done to Mel and Toadie?
As Angie enters the fray, Mel is currently being hammered from another perspective. Mel reaches a point when she loses it. Mel and Toadie, bound to fail?