Paige Smith’s (played by Olympia Valance) youngster was snatched in the season finale leaving viewers desperate to know what happens to the favourite’s child.
When the soap returns in 2018, it seems that news has spread fast about the baby Gabe and doting boyfriend Mark Brennan (Scott McGregor) sweeps in to save the day.
After the police officer gets a call revealing the identity of the criminal, he rushes to talk with her, promising not to alert the cops.
What greets him is Nurse Louise (Maria Theodorakis) who took Gabe and she is not willing to let him go until her demands are met.
But it’s not as straightforward as that, as she didn’t bring the baby with her, promising only to reveal his location once she has escaped with her wishlist.
However, her plans for money and a passport go awry as the police force rush in and catch her before she can make her escape.
Mark is furious as he tried to do it his way without the police, but worried dad Jack Callahan (Andrew James Morley) phoned them in secret.
The nurse is taken away and Paige and Jack come to loggerheads – can they come together to rescue baby Gabe before it’s too late?
Elsewhere in Erinsborough, it’s bad news for Shane Rebecchi (Nicholas Coghlan) who finds himself struck down in a brutal bike accident while trying to protect daughter Kirsha (Vani Dhir).
Following the fireworks accident that left her deaf, Kirsha is struggling to cope with her new way of living.
After shunning her dad’s attempts to learn Auslan – Australian Sign Language – she finds herself walking the streets.
She faces danger when young Jimmy Williams (Darcy Tadich) heads towards her on his bike and she can’t hear his warning calls.
Naturally, doting dad Shane steps in and falls head first to the ground.
Will Shane walk away unscathed from the accident?
Neighbours returns to Channel 5 on January 8 at 1.45pm and 5.30pm.