Acting on Impulse
A SURPRISE DEVELOPMENT INVOLVING Chloe RATTLES Elly AND THE PLANS SHE IMPULSIVELY MAKES TO MARRY Mark...
Firmly ensconced as a member of the Brennan family now that she’s getting serious with Mark, Elly has also developed a close personal relationship as a good friend and confidante to his often-troubled sister Chloe. After Elly supports Chloe through the revelation of her Huntington’s Disease diagnosis, Chloe is keen to repay the efforts when Elly is dealt a severe career blow.
Whisking Elly (Jodi Anasta) off for an afternoon of lush pampering, Chloe (April Rose Pengilly) succeeds in boosting her spirits – but as they connect over each other’s personal problems, she shocks Elly beyond belief when she impulsively kisses her! Interrupted as she’s about to demand what the hell was behind it, Elly also acts on the overwhelming urge to solidify her relationship with Mark (Scott McGregor). Reiterating to him that her love is
unconditional, Elly asks Mark to marry her! Caught up in the big moment, Chloe desperately begs Elly to believe that their kiss was a non-event... but in private it’s clear that Chloe is falling extremely hard for her brother’s lover.
Unable to keep burying her feelings, Chloe starts drinking as a distraction, but as she gets drunker and almost spills the truth to her family, a caring Elly begs her friend not to self-destruct.
However, Chloe isn’t listening and slurs that she really loves Elly! Sobering up, Chloe desperately attempts damage control, but when Elly accepts her explanation and tries cementing their friendship with a bold invitation, Chloe is hopelessly trapped in a mass of conflicted feelings. Struggling to keep her feelings quiet, her heart is secretly breaking, provoking another bender and fuelling Elly’s fears she’s on a spiral. Confronting her, Elly’s flummoxed when Chloe harshly shuts her down, unable to face the truth.
In an unguarded private moment, Chloe’s compelled to unburden her heart, professing her love for Elly in a long Xmas letter; but as the agony of waiting to see how Elly will respond overwhelms her, Chloe is a ticking timebomb of passionate frisson – just waiting to explode! When she does, the truth of her feelings could have quite catastrophic consequences for her and Elly’s future with Mark!
Elly pops the big question to Mark!
CHLOE ELLY & CHLOE