What happened Tuesday on Shortland Street?
Tuesday 21 st May (5245)
Murray reels from a shaken Wendy’s news about her pregnancy but is supportive.
When Zlata and Bella suggest the house is germ-ridden, Wendy snaps at them and flees.
Later, the pregnancy is confirmed and Murray soothes a fretful Wendy.
They return home to their overcrowded house and are pleasantly surprised that the kids have cleaned up.
They decide not to tell the kids about the pregnancy just yet.
Kylie and Emma are feel for a lonely TK, and Kylie sets her sights on him romantically.
Emma squashes her own attraction to TK to avoid disturbing the delicate balance of her and Kylie’s friendship.
Vinnie teases TK about Kylie’s advances but TK is uncertain about dating.
When Kylie tries to make Emma come on a jog with her to be near TK, Emma turns her down to give them time alone.
But the running "date" doesn't go so well when Kylie struggles to keep up and TK’s not keen to repeat the experience.
Later being a good friend, Emma takes the opportunity to talk Kylie up to TK, hopeful that he’s still going to meet Kylie for a drink.
When TK tells Emma he’d prefer drinking with her, she’s stunned.
Now a co-parent to Luca, Bella starts educating herself about child rearing.
She’s alarmed to realise Luca’s being raised in an overcrowded house and goes on a war against germs.
Zlata plays along, happy to have help.
Bella’s disturbed to learn that Luca has never been immunised but backs down when Zlata objects to it.
But at Jasmine’s urging, Bella asserts her rights as coparent, inadvertently using her money as leverage over Zlata.
At the hospital, Zlata is anxious about possible side-effects of the jabs, but Bella shoos her back to work.
Her maternal instincts finally rising to the fore, Zlata abandons her post to stop the immunisations.
She grabs baby Luca from Bella, asserting her rights as his only parent, and Bella’s stunned.
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Jared and Ula are thrown when Vasa responds positively to Jared’s accusations and apologises.
Although Vasa wants to be supportive, she struggles to deal with the consequences of condoning their relationship.
Jared and Ula can’t fight temptation and they have sex for the first time.
Hanging around in the ambo bay, Ula encounters Dallas, and he gives her a tour of his ambulance.
When Vinnie strains a muscle, Dallas asks Ula to do some pretend ambo work and she plays along.
Meanwhile Jared is prompted to make his own job satisfaction, and relates well to the personal aspect of orderly work when he meets a young patient, Bryce.
Wendy learns that the social workers won’t discharge Dayna from hospital until she has somewhere safe to go.
She decides to bring Dayna home and Jasmine is irritated, having decided she and Dayna are no longer close friends.
Unable to shake Dayna, Jasmine belittles Dayna by asserting her authority, and eventually embarrasses Dayna in front of Evan and Phoenix.
But when she hears an upset Dayna pleading with her mother to come home and look after her, Jasmine is thrown to realise that Dayna has no one.
When Harry and Phoenix pick up on Rachel’s tired and grumpy mood, Chris resolves to try and cheer her up.
But Rachel’s irritated when he puts the onus on her to decide what to do, and Chris realises he’ll have to organise it himself.
At work, he’s irritated when Harper decides to audit his surgical department, and then frustrated when she won’t back down and asserts her control over him.
Chris decides to take the power back and convinces Rachel to have an evening at home.
But his plans are thwarted when Rachel brings Harper back home for dinner.
Over dinner, Chris gives Harper a chance when they discover a common interest in wine appreciation.
Harper’s company initially helps Chris and Rachel reconnect, but Rachel soon finds herself on the outer as Chris and Harper bond.
Jealous of their connection, Rachel awkwardly winds up the dinner party.
Chris is embarrassed, and then angry when Rachel accuses him of flirting.
Frustrated with Rachel’s refusal to address the issues in their relationship, the next morning Chris pushes her to talk about her stress.
Rachel eventually shares her feelings and the pair make up with Rachel suggesting a family holiday together.
Ula’s happy to have her medical work endorsed by Dallas, TK and Vinnie, and feels it’s a career she could consider pursuing.
Ula’s annoyed when Jared prioritises talking with Bryce over a family dinner.
His discussions with Bryce lead Jared to think about joining the army.
He discusses this with Ula and when he considers getting Vasa’s opinion, Ula reacts, inadvertently making Jared feel he’s incapable.
Wanting to encourage him and get away from smothering Vasa, Ula comes up with a solution - they both join the army together.
Dayna rebuffs Jasmine’s apology, leaving Jasmine at a loss.
She passes on her concern to Murray, who is unsettled when Dayna seeks out his company.
When she gets drawn in by Murray’s counsel, Dayna takes a shine to him.
Then she makes an inappropriate sexual advance.
Thrown, Murray backs her off and lays down some strong ground rules which she responds to favourably.
Later Murray’s surprised to find a pregnancy test packet in the rubbish and deduces this is the reason for Dayna’s upset.
But Murray’s rocked when Wendy reveals that it’s her pregnancy test kit.
Wednesday 22 nd May (5246)
Bella is forced to compromise. Emma joins the hunt. Roimata lies out of guilt.
Thursday 23 rd May (5247)
Roimata creates ructions. Evan dares to dream. Chris smells trouble.
Friday 24 th May (5248)
Rachel cultivates a mole. Wendy leaves Murray holding the baby. Jasmine and Dayna do the dirty on Evan.
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