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Neighbours Episode 1868 from 1993 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 1868
Australian airdate: 10/03/93
UK airdate: 11/01/94
UK Gold: 29/12/99
Writer: Roger Moulton
Director: Richard Sarell
Guests: Greg Bartlett: Stephen Curry
Music:
Summary/Images by: Graham
Recap
Stephen telling Phoebe that he reckons they can take clients from Lassiter's Brasserie.
Jim telling Cameron that Greg is the kid who assaulted him and Helen.
Philip telling Gaby that he's making her Personal Assistant to the Manager.
No. 28
Doug opens the front door and Cameron bursts in, snapping that he just found out who the new houseguest is at the Robinsons': the thug who bashed him; Helen spotted him and for reasons beyond *his* meagre understanding, has taken him in. Doug exclaims that she's harbouring a criminal. Cameron mutters that she's trying to rehabilitate him – but he came over to warn Doug to keep an eye on his valuables.
Reception area at the Robinson Corporation
Philip emerges from his office and asks Gaby how she's going with the schedules. Gaby smiles that another hour or two should do the trick. Philip then gives her several other big tasks, adding that he needs them by 12:00 tomorrow. He grins that it's not too much for a well- paid super- assistant like her, is it? Gaby sits at her desk and sighs heavily.
Coffee Shop
Stephen tells Phoebe to cool it about Annalise: there's no way Wayne would be interested in her. Phoebe retorts that Debbie got it from Annalise, but Stephen insists that she's making it up: Wayne's her teacher and he's got more sense. Doug comes in and comments to him and Phoebe that they look rushed off their sneakers. Stephen smiles that business is about to boom! Gaby comes in and orders a takeaway coffee. Doug remarks to her that she must have been up before the birds, and Gaby explains that Philip's got her flat to the boards: he wants his pound of flesh for her new contract. Doug tells her to have a word with him. At that moment, Philip comes in and asks Gaby in surprise what time she got into work. Gaby replies that it was early – she's got lots to do. She heads out. Philip joins Stephen and Phoebe at the bar and tells them that he's had a heated complaint about the chef from the Brasserie about the menu board they've put up outside: he says they've copied most of his dishes and undercut him by 20% or more. He tells Stephen that they're not a restaurant. Stephen retorts that if people want to eat at the Coffee Shop, it's because they like what they serve them; maybe the chef needs a new menu? Philip growls:
PHILIP: I'm not happy, Stephen. If the Brasserie's takings are affected, you'll have to change your approach.
No. 26
Cameron has turned up at No. 26, and he tells Jim that he knows it's early but he's got to talk to Helen about this. He walks into the kitchen – where Greg is sitting at the table – and snarls:
CAMERON: You little mongrel...
Helen walks in and Cameron demands to know what she's sheltering the little creep for. Helen explains that he doesn't have a home to go to. Cameron snaps that he wants him in jail; he's got a good mind to go straight to the police. Greg goes to walk out. Helen, however, stops him. She asks Jim to take the boy outside and show him how to clean the windows(!). When they've gone, Cameron asks Helen how she could do it: that hood deserves a punishment for what he did, and instead she's given him a reward. Helen retorts that she wants him to have faith in himself; he's keeping out of trouble. Cameron heads for the front door. Helen appeals to him not to go to the police. Cameron asks how she'll feel if Greg bashes one of the neighbours. Helen, however, insists that he won't; all she's asking is that he gives Greg a chance. Cameron just marches out.
No. 24
A short time later, at No. 24, Brad is telling Cameron that Mrs. D. knows what she's doing. Cameron retorts that Greg could be playing Helen for a sucker; one hint of trouble and he's going straight to the cops. Beth and Lauren emerge from the bedroom area and Beth invites Cameron to come riding with the two of them and Brad this afternoon. Brad says quickly that he has to work at the Waterhole. Beth, however, assures him that he doesn't: horse- riding will be great!
Reception area/Office of the Robinson Corporation
Philip marches into the reception area and asks Gaby coolly if she's seen the new board outside the Coffee Shop. He adds that he wants her to talk to the Brasserie's chef and tell him to add a Daily Special to the menu, in the price range of the Coffee Shop. He heads into his office. Gaby follows him and asks if they can talk about her workload. Philip demands:
PHILIP: Yeah. What about it?
GABY: I don't mind hard work – honestly – but you never expected Julie or any of her predecessors to handle all of the jobs you've been giving *me*, or to do so much overtime.
PHILIP (sharply): You're my Personal Assistant, Gaby. This is not a straightforward secretarial position.
GABY: I know that – but it's still a lot of work.
PHILIP: Your new contract will set out your new duties and responsibilities very clearly – including a clause that requires you to undertake any duties specified by the Manager. Now, if you're not happy with that, we can always renegotiate.
GABY (quickly but unhappily): No, no, I'm happy with it... Forget I mentioned it, Philip, I'm fine...
Outside No. 26
Greg is up a ladder, cleaning the front windows of No. 26, when Doug walks over to him and warns him not to get up to any of his tricks in this neighbourhood; one smell of trouble out of him and he won't know what happened. Helen emerges and demands to know what's going on. She tells Greg to take a break. Meanwhile, she takes Doug to one side and asks him what this is all about. Doug retorts that he's not happy about Greg being there; he's got a family about and Greg is a known criminal. Helen explains that she's giving the boy a chance; he's trying to make a fresh start and he's been as good as gold since he's been there. Doug tells her that not many criminals reform their ways, especially when they start as young as him.
Lassiter's Complex
Stephen is handing out leaflets outside the Brassiere, advertising Business Lunches at Budget Prices at the Coffee Shop. Philip walks over, though, and tells him tersely to move on. Stephen retorts that Philip can't stop him advertising, but Philip says he's not going to let him poach customers. He walks the two of them across the bridge and then notices ‘COMPARE OUR PRICES' chalked on the board outside the Coffee Shop. He tells Stephen that he wants it removed. Phoebe emerges from the shop and Philip tells her to talk some sense into her husband. Stephen, however, tells Philip that if he doesn't like their advertising campaign, it's up to him to come up with his own. Philip glowers:
PHILIP: All right, I will – but I warn you: you won't like it.
Woods
Lauren, Beth and Brad are trotting along on horses. Cameron is a long way behind. Brad starts messing around on his horse, but Lauren warns him that if he doesn't treat his horse right, he's going to get hurt. Cameron comes trotting round the corner, complaining that his horse's legs are too short to keep up with the rest of them! He adds that he feels like a dork! He asks what his horse's name is and Lauren tells him:
LAUREN: Killer!
Office of the Robinson Corporation
Gaby places a letter on Philip's desk. Philip comes back in and tells Gaby that he's been at the Brasserie, working out lunch ideas with the chef. He adds that she should take a break; he knows they're a bit snowed under, but she has to eat. Gaby, however, insists that she'll take a break later. She then hands him a file of papers – the work she's completed – and Philip comments that he's impressed. He signs the letter on his desk as Gaby reminds him that he has to make a ‘phone call at 2:30. She then tells him about several other things she's booked for him. Philip scratches his forehead and asks him to ring Julie and tell her he won't be home for lunch.
No. 26
Jim opens the front door to Doug, who asks Jim if he's seen his power drill: it was in the back of his ute when he slipped home for lunch and now it's missing; he reckons it's been knocked off. Jim smiles that it wasn't *him*! Doug nods that he knows that; he was thinking of their house- guest. Jim says he doesn't think it would have been Greg; what would he do with a second- hand power drill? Doug explains that he and Greg had a bit of a run- in earlier; maybe he picked it up and took it out of spite? Greg emerges from his room at that moment and demands:
GREG: Took *what*?
DOUG: My power drill. What do you know about it?
GREG: I don't know nothin'. Stop bein' a fascist, mate.
Jim suggests to Doug that maybe he put the power drill somewhere and forgot. Doug mutters that if he believes that, he believes *anything*. He marches out. Helen joins them as Jim tells Greg that he hopes he's not going to make a fool of him; if he's seen that drill, he'd better say so now. Greg glares at him and snaps:
GREG: You're as bad as that *other* jerk.
Reception area at the Robinson Corporation
Philip emerges from his office and Gaby asks if there's anything else he needs done. Philip smiles that she has enough on her plate for now, he's sure. Gaby offers to tackle justifying the bank statements for the accountant. Philip exclaims that that's a massive job – she'll never be able to do that and keep up to date with her normal work. Gaby asks:
GABY: Says who?
PHILIP: All right. If you want to have a go at it, you're welcome to it – I've got my *own* problems: one of the waitresses from the Sports Club function tonight has ‘phoned in sick and I've got to find a replacement.
GABY (chuckles): I suppose you'd like *me* to fill in!
PHILIP (suddenly thoughtful): That would get me out of a real spot. Thanks, Gaby – I appreciate it. I knew you wouldn't let me down!
Gaby sits at her desk, looking annoyed.
Woods
Lauren and Brad are riding well ahead of the others. Lauren brings her horse to a halt and tells Brad that they should let Beth and Cameron catch up. She then adds that he's not holding the reins properly. She explains how to hold them so the horse trusts him. Cameron calls out suddenly that he can't get his horse out of neutral! As Lauren goes to help him, Beth rides up to Brad and asks him to take this seriously: he's not making things very easy for Lauren. Brad mutters:
BRAD: Yeah, well, she's not making it that easy for *me*.
He rides off.
Reception area/Office of the Robinson Corporation
Gaby is staring at the large file of bank statements. After a few seconds, she slams it shut in frustration and storms into Philip's office. Philip smiles at her:
PHILIP: Gaby! I have your contract here, already for you to sign.
GABY: Sorry, Philip, I admit defeat. You win.
PHILIP (frowns): Win?
GABY: I can't keep do that accounting as well as the regular work. In fact, I can't keep up, full stop.
She asks if they could just forget about the contract and the fancy job title and stick to a normal level of work. Philip asks her about her pay rise. Gaby sighs that she guesses they'll have to forget about that too – although it was no more than Julie was getting, and *she* never worked that hard. Philip retorts:
PHILIP: Julie never tried to *con* me the way you did. You haven't got another job to go to, have you?
GABY: H- how did you find out?
PHILIP (smiles): It doesn't matter. The point is—
GABY (angrily): The point is I've been busting myself for nothing. You never intended on giving me the Personal Assistant's job; you were just trying to pay me back.
PHILIP: As a matter of fact, I had every intention of giving you the job, now that you've proved you deserve it. All you have to do is sign here.
He puts the contract down in front of Gaby and tells her that they'll work as a partnership. Gaby smiles that she'd like that – and she signs the contract. Philip tells her that now that that's settled, their first effort should be to go and see Stephen and Phoebe about the Coffee Shop and give them a last chance to call a truce.
Coffee Shop
A short time later, Stephen is telling Philip and Gaby that he's sorry, but he and Phoebe were put in charge and it's their job to drum up as much business as they can. Philip warns him that he has seriously affected the Brasserie takings. Stephen smiles that they've seriously affected *their* takings – for the better! Philip shrugs that if they want to fight a war, they've got it, but they're not to say they weren't given a chance to reach a peaceful solution first.
No. 26
Doug has turned up at No. 26 and he tells Jim he feels terrible: he went back to the site and there was the drill; he was *sure* he put it in the ute. Helen joins them as Doug says he reckons he ought to apologise to Greg. Helen says sharply:
HELEN: Too late for that, I'm afraid. He's gone.
JIM (surprised): *Gone*?
HELEN: Taken his bag. Vanished.
She goes on angrily that she wishes they'd both learn to have trust in people; she knows she was making headway with the boy, and now, between the two of them, they've ruined everything.
Woods
Riding with Cameron, Beth is saying Brad should realise how serious Lauren is about horses and stop clowning around. Cameron tells her to look on the bright side: she could have ended up on a horse like his, with stunted legs! Beth bursts out laughing! She then declares that she's going to give up on trying to make Brad and Lauren become friends; if they don't like each other, it's not her problem.
Some way ahead of them, Brad asks Lauren if she wants to have a go. Lauren suggests they wait ‘til they get to some clear land. Brad, however, insists that he wants to have a race – and he gees up his horse and it gallops off through the woods. Lauren sends her horse after him. After a few seconds of riding, Brad's horse suddenly throws him, and he's tossed onto the ground, where he lies apparently in pain...
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