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Neighbours Episode 2574 from 1996 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 2574
Australian airdate: 21/03/96
UK airdate: 25/09/96
UK Gold: 13/09/02
Writer: Michael O’Rourke
Director: Helen Gaynor
Guests: Zoe Tan: Jeuliette Hanafie
Sergeant Herron: Terry Gill
Kristy: Jodi Haigh
Detective Skilbeck: Rick Fletcher
Female Drinker: Monique Males
Music:
Summary/Images by: Graham
Recap
Hannah telling Zoe she wants her to return the chocolate bar she stole from the coffee shop.
Cody being wheeled into an ambulance after being shot.
Luke telling Detective Stevens that what happened to Cody makes him more determined to join the police force.
Sam discovering a pile of unpaid parking tickets in the glove box of Marlene's car.
No. 24
Sam marches into No. 24 with the huge pile of parking tickets and asks Marlene angrily how she could be so irresponsible. Marlene retorts that she doesn't intend to pay them on principle: she's always parked her car behind the shop, but now they've made the space a short- term zone and she's supposed to take it lying down. Cheryl smiles at her mum that she's with her! Sam mutters that stashing the tickets away in her glovebox is hardly a worthwhile protest. Marlene says she spoke to Lou about it, but he didn't do anything. Cheryl reminds her that he's not Mayor anymore. Sam asks Marlene what she's going to do. Marlene just retorts that she's ignoring it. Sam warns her that she'll be locked up and the key thrown away. He storms back out.
No. 30
Jo walks into the lounge room, where Luke is doing some stretching exercises. She asks if there's any news about Cody, but Luke tells her that there's no change. He adds that he's trying to keep his mind off things – although it's not working... Changing the subject, Jo tells Luke that he has to take exercising at a steady pace so he doesn't burn out. Luke asks her to let him do things his own way: the thing with Cody has really got to him and then there's the test on top of that... Jo smiles that she knows the test is important to him: his whole future rests on it. Luke muses:
LUKE: Gee, thanks!
No. 24
It's evening- time, and as Marlene prepares dinner, Sam warns her that if she doesn't pay up, they'll walk into her shop and take enough stock to cover it. Marlene sighs that it's a lot of fuss over a few little fines. Sam asks her angrily if she has any idea how much it comes to. Marlene guesses at a couple of hundred dollars. Sam, however, tells her that it's more. Marlene exclaims that it can't be as high as a thousand dollars. Sam tells her that it's more. A look of astonishment crosses Marlene's face as he goes on:
SAM: You see, nan, I went into the city office to check things out and they gave me a computer printout of all your fines.
MARLENE: And what was the damage?
SAM: Let me see, now... Including the original fines and the late fees, it comes up to roughly $5,000.
Marlene's mouth drops open in shock.
Chez Chez
Lou serves a female customer a drink and then returns to the bar – where Luke is sitting – and asks him to see if the woman is looking his way! Luke glances round subtly! He then tells Lou that she certainly *is* looking his way. Lou exclaims that she can't take her eyes off him! Luke grins and asks Lou if she's got the hots for him. Lou retorts that he thought it was *Cheryl* sending him all those presents, but now he's got his doubts. At that moment, the woman stands up, approaches the bar and says to Luke:
FEMALE DRINKER: Hi. I don't mean to be forward or anything, but, er, can I buy you a drink?
Luke looks astonished! He then tells the woman that that's very nice of her, but the orange juice in front of him will last him the night. The woman accepts this and walks back to her table. Luke grins at Lou that at least they know she wasn't eyeing *him* up!
No. 26
Philip hangs up the ‘phone and tells Hannah that that was Tracy from the emergency accommodation people: they've been accepted and could have a kid come and stay with them in a couple of weeks. Hannah asks if they're going to get someone who's been in trouble. Philip, however, says he doesn't know – but not *all* the kids have been in trouble; and even if they've made mistakes along the way, it's up to them to give them a second chance – and besides, *most* kids get into some kind of trouble; it doesn't mean they're bad, exactly. Hannah asks Philip if *he* got into trouble. Philip shrugs that he did no more than the next kid. Hannah asks:
HANNAH: Did you steal?
PHILIP: Nah. Well, not really.
HANNAH: What do you mean ‘not really'?
PHILIP: Well, I did once, I guess.
HANNAH (surprised): Yeah?
PHILIP: It's something I'm not very proud of.
HANNAH: What did you steal?
PHILIP: A packet of chewies.
HANNAH: From a *shop*?
PHILIP: I was with a bunch of mates. It was a pretty silly thing to do.
HANNAH: Why did you do it?
PHILIP: I wanted to prove some stupid point, I guess.
HANNAH: Did you get caught?
PHILIP: No, no, I was lucky. But as I said, we all do silly things as we're growing up. If we learn from those experiences then we end up being better people, don't we?
Chez Chez
Marlene is sitting at the bar, telling Lou coolly that he's really landed her in it this time; him and the council parking inspectors. Sam, however, tells Lou to ignore her: she's just looking for someone to blame because she's run up five grand's worth of parking fines. Lou asks Marlene in astonishment why she thinks it's *his* fault. Marlene retorts that she spoke to him about it when he was still Mayor and he said he'd do something about it. Lou responds that he *did*: he told her to get together with the other shop owners, draw up a petition and present it to the council. Marlene's face drops and she admits that she forgot.
No. 26
It's the next morning. Hannah has told Zoe about how Philip shoplifted when he was younger, and an enthralled Zoe exclaims that *her* dad is nowhere near as cool as Philip! She then adds that this is the perfect time for Hannah to have a go at stealing, because if she gets caught, she can't get into trouble: Philip can't blame her for something he did *himself*. Hannah retorts that she doesn't *want* to do it; it's *wrong*. Zoe sighs:
ZOE: Don't be such a dag. Don't you *want* to know what it feels like?
HANNAH: No!
ZOE: They reckon there's nothing like it – except maybe sex.
HANNAH (mocks): Yeah – and you'd know all about that, wouldn't you!
ZOE: Look, all I'm saying is that you should try everything at least once – like your dad did.
Hannah tells her to drop it. Zoe retorts that she'll drop it on one condition: that Hannah steals just one little thing, and if she doesn't like it, she'll never say another thing about it again. Hannah sighs heavily.
Police Academy
Luke is standing with several other new recruits in the grounds of the Police Academy as a Sergeant Herron walks around telling them that they're to address everyone as Sir or Ma'am, with no exceptions. He adds that if he does his job correctly, some of them will *hate* him by the end of this. He then looks at Luke and asks him if he has a problem. Luke replies:
LUKE: I don't think so, sir.
SERGEANT HERRON (growls): You contradicting me, son?
LUKE: No, sir.
SERGEANT HERRON: Then we have a problem, don't we?
LUKE: Yes, sir.
SERGEANT HERRON (mocks): Yes, sir.
He then suggests they test Luke's powers of observation, and he asks him if he sees anything different in the way *he's* dressed and the way the *others* are dressed. Luke is wearing jeans, and he tells the Sergeant that he's got some tracksuit pants – like the others are wearing – in his bag. Sergeant Herron then tells everyone that they're going to do a complete physical profile: a firearms- handling test, running, swimming and negotiating obstacles, all within six minutes – and anyone who does not finish the tests in the allotted time will be wished all the best for the future in some other job.
Holy Roll
Hannah and Zoe are standing outside the coffee shop, looking through the window, and Hannah tells Zoe that she's not going to do it. They head inside and Kristy says hi to them and asks them what they'd like. The girls say they're not ready yet. Kristy gets back to some cleaning, turning her back on the girls. Zoe reaches out and takes a couple of chocolate bars from the display. Kristy turns round suddenly, though, and spots what she's doing. She snaps at Zoe:
KRISTY: What are you doing, you little rat?
ZOE (quickly): I was going to pay for them.
KRISTY: Yeah, *sure* you were.
ZOE: I *was* [to Hannah], wasn't I?
KRISTY (tersely): I thought we were friends, Hannah.
HANNAH: We *are*. I didn't do *anything*.
KRISTY: Covering for her while my back was turned? You're as bad as *she* is.
She then snaps that this is happening too much lately; she's calling the police.
Police Academy
Sergeant Herron is telling the recruits about the exercises they have to do. He asks if there are any questions. Looking at Luke, he growls:
SERGEANT HERRON: What about you, Ace Ventura? Have *you* got any questions?
Luke stands there as Herron taunts him, asking him if he knows what dry- firing is. Luke smiles smugly that it's firing without bullets. Herron doesn't look impressed. He tells everyone that they will be required to complete every part of the course in the allotted time to be successful. He then looks at his clipboard and says:
SERGEANT HERRON: First up: Handley.
Luke steps forward. Herron grunts at him that he's got six minutes.
Holy Roll
Hannah and Zoe are standing in the kitchen with Kristy and a police officer when Philip comes in. He asks what this is all about. Kristy tells him that the girls have been shoplifting: Hannah was trying to keep her busy while Zoe did the stealing. Philip exclaims at Hannah that he can't believe she'd *do* that. Zoe admits reluctantly that it was all *her*; Hannah was trying to stop her. She adds that Hannah thought about stealing, but only because he told her how *he* used to shoplift things. The policeman gives him a look. Philip exclaims quickly that that's not what he said at all! Zoe insists that they wouldn't have tried it if he hadn't told Hannah how he got away with it. Philip tells the police officer that he was ten years old and he took a chocolate bar; that doesn't make him a hardened criminal, does it? Hannah points out that he said it was a packet of chewies. Philip just exclaims that it was a long time ago – and the point is that he learned his lesson and never did it again. Zoe murmurs that she's learned her lesson too. The police officer asks Kristy how she'd like to handle this. Kristy retorts:
KRISTY: Well, I'd like to see her taught a lesson.
PHILIP: I think she *has* been.
ZOE (insists): I have. I'll never do it again.
Hannah says she'll keep an eye on her. Kristy points out coolly that that's what she was supposed to be doing *this* time, wasn't it? The girls look at each other. Kristy hesitates and then sighs that, OK, she won't press charges – but only if Zoe's parents are told about what she's done. The police officer says they already have been; in fact, they're on their way down there now.
No. 24
Sam and Jo are sitting having a cup of tea, Sam muttering that at least Marlene could try and get onside with the council and let them know she's doing the right thing. They're listening to Marlene's radio show, and she says:
MARLENE: Before we get into our Elvis medley, I've got a riddle for you: what's the difference between a religious fanatic and an Erinsborough parking inspector? You give up? Well, the religious fanatic prays on his knees and the Erinsborough parking inspector preys on innocent rate payers.
Sam almost chokes on his tea as Marlene continues her rant against the councillors who come up with these ridiculous regulations.
Police Academy
Luke is running hard. He climbs over and runs around several obstacles and he drags a dummy into place on the ground. As he reaches the finish line, Sergeant Herron tells him that he's left the dummy in the wrong position: he's got 40 seconds to put it right, otherwise he's going to fail. Luke runs back over to the dummy drags it into a different position. He then starts sprinting back towards the finish line.
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