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Neighbours Episode 1353 from 1991 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 1353
Australian airdate: 23/01/91
UK airdate: 24/01/92
UK Gold: 07/01/98
Writer: Jason Daniel
Director: David Morgan
Guests:
Music:
Summary/Images by: Sayaka
Recap
Helen finds out that Jim paid off Maureen Donnelly's outstanding funeral expenses. She asks Jim if he's been lying - is he Glen's father?
Robinsons
Jim explains to Helen that he knows it looks suspicious but he had so much respect for the nurses that served in Vietnam, he wanted to pay the bill in deference to their service.
Helen takes this in, but still wants to know why Jim didn't tell her. Jim swears that he never knew a Maureen Donnelly.
HELEN: I'm sorry. I believe you. I should never have accused you, I just got carried away.
Mary's house
Mary is feeding the chooks in the drive when Joe drives up in the combi. She's very pleased to see them and rushes to hug Toby and Sky. When the kids are off feeding the chooks, Joe observes how good Mary's memory is.
JOE: Some things never change. You, and my luck!
Joe asks Mary if they can stay for a few days and she's delighted.
MARY: It'll be good for the kids to get some country air. You, too. You look like something the cat dragged in. ...Where's Kerry?
JOE: Um...let's go inside. We've got a lot to talk about.
Willises
Pam is on the phone to Doug - he hasn't found any sign of Cody and Todd. Pam is upset and Adam suggests putting the photo album away for a bit. Pam tells him she wants to take out an ad in a newspaper about Cody as a missing girl. Adam thinks they'll come home by themselves when they run out of money.
Mary's house
Joe has poured out all his troubles and Mary is crying a bit.
MARY: Oh, Joe. I can't believe she's gone. And then after all you've been through to take away your little girl!
JOE: Well, they didn't reckon I'd be much chop as a father.
MARY: Well, they're wrong. I don't blame you for taking her. If it was me, I'd have done the same myself.
Mary tells Joe to stay as long as he likes - she'll love having them to stay. Her son hardly comes round these days, so there's no danger there. Joe says he'll do some work around the house to help Mary out - like fixing the back stairs for example.
Mary asks how Toby is coping - losing his mother and then Kerry. Joe says he's quite upbeat at the moment - probably doing better than Joe himself.
Coffee Shop
Helen comes in for a lemongrass tea and to ask after Gemma. But there's no news of the success of her operation yet.
Glen is at a table and Helen sits down with him. They talk about the funeral expenses and Glen reckons that Jim has a guilty conscience. Glen has no other family - he and his mother have had quite a struggle. It seems that Glen's mother died of cancer. He starts to cry a bit as he talks about her and Helen comforts him.
(Later)
Glen has pulled himself together a bit - this was the first time he's talked about his mother's death with anyone. Also today he was turned down for a job at the hotel - just as a barman or a waiter. Caroline turned him down on the grounds that he didn't have any experience. Helen says she can have a word as her grandson owns the complex. Glen is suspicious of her motives, but agrees to let her try.
Mary's house
Toby is enjoying Mary's cooking and Mary is generally spoiling them all. Mary wants Joe to ring Madge and Harold to tell them the kids are alright. But Joe says he doesn't want Harold to have to lie, it's better that he doesn't know anything at all.
Robinsons
Pam comes in looking for Helen, but only Jim is there. She tells him about her newspaper ad idea and some of the costs. Jim agrees to go halves on the bill. He asks Pam how she's coping - she clearly very stressed.
Mary's house
Mary and Joe are having a glass of beer. Mary's really enjoying looking after them all - especially after Joe was so good to her. Joe says they'll have to move on soon before the police catch up with them. Mary thinks Joe could fit in very well around the area - there are schools close by and Joe could get farm-work. Joe looks conflicted - before he thought his only option was to go home and face the music - now he's not so sure. Could this be an option?
Willises, evening
Adam is chopping vegetables while Pam sulks on the sofa watching TV. An article comes on about runaway children and how they often turn to drink, drugs and prostitution(!) Adam switches the programme off, saying Todd and Cody won't end up like that - they've just run away on a whim.
The phone rings and it's a hoax - some kid laughing and pretending to be Cody.
Robinsons
Helen tells Jim about her conversation with Glen today. Apparently Paul will look into a job for him. Jim doesn't think it's a good idea - they don't know anything about Glen. But Helen thinks that Glen can be trusted.
Bishops
Harold answers the phone - it's Joe.
HAROLD: Joe! Joe, where are you? Are the children alright? What on earth do you think you're doing?!
JOE: Look, just settle down, mate. Everything's fine - couldn't be better.
HAROLD: Well, I don't know how you can say that!
JOE: Well...we've found somewhere to stay...somewhere safe.
HAROLD: Well, that's all very well but I think you'd better get back here quick smart!
JOE:(with difficulty) I'm not coming back.
HAROLD: Joe, you must! You can't go living like a fugitive!
JOE: No...it doesn't have to be like that. I've got everything worked out.
HAROLD: Joe, don't be silly...how can you?!
JOE: Trust me.
HAROLD: I don't want to trust you, I want to see my grandchildren!
JOE: Look, if I bring Sky back, they're going to cart her off to New Zealand, and you'll never see her then!
HAROLD: Joe. Joe this is not the way, breaking the law just isn't on! And the longer you keep running, the worse the repercussions will be for everyone!
JOE: Well, not necessarily, I mean...things might calm down a bit after a while, you never know.
HAROLD: Joe, where are you, please?
JOE: I can't tell you.
In the background, Bouncer gets under Mary's feet and she scolds him.
HAROLD: Who's that?
JOE: Nobody. Look, I don't want to argue with you Harold, I just rang to tell you that everything's fine: don't worry.
HAROLD: Don't worry?!!
JOE: Bye, Harold.
He puts the phone down.
HAROLD: Joe?
Joe has gone, but Harold's mind is just starting to work...
Willises
Pam is going to ring a helpline about missing children for advice.
The phone rings and Pam answers it. It's a man claiming she'll "never see her daughter alive again".
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