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Lonely Steph’s in a dark place when Paul emerges as an un­likely suitor – that’s when good neigh­bours be­come more than good friends, on Ram­say Street.

She’s one of the great ladies of Ram­say Street, and though she’s wit­nessed end­less chap­ters of tur­moil in the drama­packed cul-de-sac over the years, she’s al­ways lived to see an­other day.

Steph Scully (Carla Bonner) has trav­elled so many hard roads in her many years in Erins­bor­ough, but there’s some­thing very wrong right now, as seen in up­com­ing episodes of Neigh­bours.

This beauty, a strong, tough and de­fi­ant woman, has be­come the lonely lady of Ram­say Street – and it seems no-one can pull her out of the funk she’s in now.

Ever since the col­lapse of her re­la­tion­ship with Jack (An­drew Morey), fol­lowed swiftly by her big de­ci­sion to leave

Ram­say Street, the on­ce­viva­cious and larger-than-life Steph has faded away into a very dif­fer­ent woman. The fact she also has to deal with her former lover Mark (Scott McGre­gor) does not help mat­ters! He con­tin­ues to be a re­minder of a happy time in her life when she was in love and loved... But those days are long ago. The fact is Steph’s feel­ing very much alone as life con­tin­ues on around her in Erins­bor­ough. She finds she’s a woman with­out a pur­pose and feels so un­sure about which way to turn next. Things get even tougher with the ap­proach of Mother’s Day. She no longer has cus­tody of Char­lie, who’s now liv­ing far away from her. And she has not seen her other son Adam in al­most a year, and it seems their con­nec­tion is as ten­u­ous as ever. As this Mother’s Day looms, Steph takes a long, hard look at her life, and she re­ally doesn’t like what she sees – not at all! Her ever-loyal friend Toadie (Ryan Moloney) is the first to no­tice some­thing’s up, and he asks Sonya (Eve Morey) if they can make Steph feel like part of the Re­bec­chi fam­ily for this year’s cel­e­bra­tion. While Steph’s touched by the ges­ture, it does lit­tle to lift her feel­ings of gap­ing empti­ness. Steph knows what she needs most right now is to be on her own, and that’s ex­actly what she wants. What fate de­liv­ers to her, how­ever, is Paul Robin­son (Ste­fan Den­nis)! The pair have been friends as of­ten as they’ve been sworn en­e­mies, but on this Mother’s Day, they find their mu­tual sad­ness about where life has brought them bonds them in the most un­ex­pected of ways.

Steph sug­gest Paul join her on a mo­tor­bike ride way out into the country, and along the way, some­thing shifts be­tween the pair. An un­der­stand­ing is reached and by the end of a very deep con­ver­sa­tion, Steph finds her­self look­ing at Paul in an en­tirely new way.

This firebrand with the hearty laugh and the sparkle in her ev­ery ges­ture needs to move her life out of the slow lane. Steph re­alises she’s spent enough time be­ing lonely.

But could a re­la­tion­ship be­tween Steph and Paul re­ally be the an­swer? When an­other twist of fate changes the rules yet again, it’s a ques­tion Steph will be con­sid­er­ing for a wide range of rea­sons!


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