Neighbours love cheat Priya Kapoor will lie to her own daughter over her affair with Paul Robinson.
As revealed last week, schoolgirl Rani (Coco-Jacinta Cherian) will soon be left stunned when she spots her mum sharing an intimate moment with Paul (Stefan Dennis) outside Lassiter's. The pair are saying an emotional goodbye to each other after agreeing to end their fling.
Priya is later thrown into turmoil when Rani confronts her, but she tries to come up with a quick and convincing cover story.
Menik Gooneratne, who plays Priya, told TV Week: "Priya has to think very fast for a plausible explanation as to what her daughter witnessed. Rani's a smart girl - she's definitely her mother's daughter - and Priya knows that if she hesitates even slightly, Rani will see right through it.
"She tells Rani that she gave Paul a hug and nothing more, because he was upset about his son Andrew's epilepsy and needed a friend to talk to.
"The affair is well and truly over at this point and Priya has made the decision to invest in her marriage. Telling Rani the truth would only cause pain to the ones she loves."
Although Rani decides to trust her mother, a guilty Priya later manages to reignite her suspicion when she overcompensates by buying her a present. Viewers will then be left to wonder whether the truth could still come out sooner rather than later.
Neighbours airs these scenes next week on Eleven in Australia, and in January on Channel 5 in the UK. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad