Alan Fletcher, Jackie Woodburne and Stefan Dennis
"Home and Away" actors Alan Fletcher, Jackie Woodburne and Stefan Dennis pose for a photo dated Oct. 10, 2015. Instagram/relmaloglou

Blackmails and dark pasts come into play on the upcoming episode of “Neighbours.” On Thursday, Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis) refuses to help Tim Collins (Ben Anderson), who asks for his support to run against Sonya Rebecchi (Eve Morey) for mayor. Refusing to give up, Tim uses Leo Tanaka (Tim Kano) to manipulate Paul.

Meanwhile, Sheila Canning (Colette Mann) and Terese Willis (Rebekah Elmaloglou) clash over Xanthe Canning (Lilly Van Der Meer). The disagreement may make Gary Canning (Damien Richardson) feel conflicted between the two women in his life. Other characters who will appear prominently on the March 16 episode include Susan Kennedy (Jackie Woodburne), Elly Conway (Jodi Anasta) and Amy Williams (Zoe Cramond).

The soap also stars Karl Kennedy (Alan Fletcher), Paige Smith (Olympia Valance), Jack Callahan (Andrew Morley), Brad Willis (Kip Gamblin), Lauren Turner (Kate Kendall), Mark Brennan (Scott McGregor), Stephanie Scully (Carla Bonner), Jarrod “Toadie” Rebecchi (Ryan Moloney), Tyler Brennan (Travis Burns), Piper Willis (Mavournee Hazel), Ben Ian Kirk (Felix Mallard), Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson), David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) and Jimmy (Darcy Tadich).

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The show posted a sneak peek of Thursday’s episode on its Facebook page. In the clip, Finn (Rob Mills) talks to Elly in the hopes of clearing the air between them. “I know I made a lot of mistakes, where you and I are concerned but that was in the past,” he says. “I was really confused. I never meant to hurt you.” He also explains why he’s in Erinsborough. “My wife and I split up and that’s the reason why I’m down here. When I realised that you worked here, I thought it could be a good opportunity to heal things between us,” he adds.

When Elly wonders if Finn is taking responsibility for everything that happened between them, he says that she got the wrong end of the stick. “I didn’t do what you think I did. I would never do that to you,” he insists. However, Elly doesn’t buy it and replies, “I don’t trust you, Finn. I want you gone.” Digital Spy reports that Elly is really uncomfortable with the presence of her ex-boyfriend. She becomes further distressed when Finn manages to win over Susan. This makes Elly consider if she needs to tell her aunt the truth about her history with Finn.

“Neighbours” recap

On Wednesday, Jack reeled at Paige’s revelation that he’s the father of her baby. After Paige’s surgery, Lauren headed off to church to talk to Jack. Lauren explained why Paige delayed coming clean to him about the baby. Lauren also told him about Paige’s confession to Jack’s superior, who ordered her to keep it quiet. Jack was shocked to hear this, especially since Bishop Greene clearly told him otherwise.

Meanwhile, news about Paige and Jack spread across Ramsay Street and people began taking sides. Amy, for one, became upset that Jack – a priest – fathered a child. When Jack approached Amy to talk, she treated him coldly and he realised she’s disappointed in him. Later, Jack visited Paige at the hospital to apologise. He also asked her not to go to Queensland, saying he would leave the priesthood to take care of her and the baby. However, Paige refused, saying she didn’t want him to give up something he clearly loved just for the sake of the baby. She stood her ground and said she would go to Queensland and raise the baby on her own.

Toadie was shocked to find out that “Dee” and Willow have skipped town. All that’s left of them was a note that read, “I’m sorry. Love always, Willow.” Toadie informed Sonya and Susan about it and they racked their brains to understand what happened. Sonya suggested that “Dee” ripped them off, after all, they left right after Toadie gave them the money. However, Toadie refused to believe that and defended the woman pretending to be his ex-wife.

Determined to get any leads about “Dee” and Willow, Toadie sought the help of Susan, who suggested calling some numbers in the motel’s phone records. It appeared Andrea made quite a few calls to someone in the UK – there was a number for a travel agent, a rental car company and a hotel. The next morning, Toadie was surprised to get a call from Willow, who appeared to be at the airport. She refused to say where they are and told Toadie she just called to say she loves him and that he’s a great dad. When Willow put down the phone, Toadie was beside himself.

Later, Toadie told Sonya that he’s the reason why “Dee” and Willow left. He confessed that Andrea told him that she wanted him back. When Sonya wondered when this took place, he said it was that night when he slept in the car. Toadie insisted that he rejected Andrea but Sonya reckoned he gave his “ex-wife” the wrong idea. Sonya pointed out that Toadie did not display normal behaviour towards Andrea and he exploded, saying Mark’s closeness with her wasn’t normal either. Seeing what an emotional wreck Toadie has become, Sonya told him to go to London to check up on Willow.

Meanwhile, Susan informed Elly that a replacement teacher will soon arrive to take over Brad, who’s leaving Erinsborough in a few weeks. The next day at school, Elly was shocked when the new teacher was introduced – it was her ex-boyfriend, Finn Kelly. Later, Elly pulled Finn aside and told him to submit his resignation immediately and leave town. “I never want to see you here again,” she said.

Find out what happens next on “Neighbours,” which airs Monday to Friday at 6.30 p.m. on Network Eleven in Australia. In the UK, “Neighbours” airs during weekdays on Channel 5.