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Neighbours Episode 2794 from 1997 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 2794
Australian airdate: 20/02/97
UK airdate: 01/08/97
UK Gold: 23/07/03
Writer: Ian Coughlan
Director: Nicholas Bufalo
Guests: Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Madge Bishop: Anne Charleston
Music:
Summary/Images by: Angel Girl/Jeremai
Recap
Darren protesting his innocence to Marlene and her not buying it
Madge suggesting she and Harold go their separate ways
Cath and Darren "agreeing" there's not a problem
Anne telling Hannah that Billy's not interested
Coffee Shop
Anne's on a date with Justin; he's really glad she called him. Billy walks over and Anne introduces him to Justin. Billy says he needs to talk to her about the "Walk Against Want" but he says he'll leave them to it and makes a quick exit. Justin asks if Billy is a friend and Anne jumps between calling him a neighbour and a friend.
Lou's Place
Mal's pleased that Darren is going to help him with the job at number 30. Spotting Cath and Sarah at the pool table they head over just in time for Mal to rib Cath over an impossible shot she's lining up to take… and misses. Mal announces that Darren will be working with him which he takes as his cue to go and grab a couple of drinks. Mal asks if Cath minds and she claims she doesn't. Mal says he can start tomorrow before going to give Darren a hand with the drinks.
SARAH: This should be interesting.
CATH: I don't know, [the shot] looks pretty easy to me.
SARAH: I wasn't talking about the game.
Cath says she has the whole Darren thing sorted but Sarah doesn't look like she's buying it.
Martins
Harold's talking to Helen about the dilemma. He loves Madge, it's the level of commitment that's worrying him. Typical male then. Helen remarks that no matter where they are, they will need to be committed to each other if they're together. Harold says he knew that and while before he wasn't scared of it, now he is. He's not sure if it's the move to Brisbane he's worried about, it's something else. He knows there's something he can't remember, something important to his and Madge's future.
Number 32
Justin has walked Anne home and he wants to see her tomorrow – a proper date. He kisses her goodnight on the cheek and leaves. When Anne goes in Ruth says that Billy was looking for her earlier and she'd directed him to the Coffee Shop. Anne tells her that Justin has asked her out on a date; Ruth thought she was dating Billy. After saying she and Billy are just friends Ruth asks about the date with Justin. Anne says it'll be just a movie before declaring she'll go and clean her room.
RUTH: If that's the effect this boy has on you he's got my vote!
Bishops
Harold comes home and wants to talk to Madge about Brisbane. He wants more time to get his head around it but neither Madge's boss, nor Madge herself, are prepared to give Harold that. He says he cares a lot about her but Madge says she's the one giving up everything for this relationship. She has a daughter and grandchild up there who need her and she wonders if anyone in Erinsborough wants or needs her. She declares she's going home next week and what Harold does is up to him.
Number 30
Cath and Sarah are moving the furniture around, Cath complaining about having to do it. The boys turn up and start moving their tools in. Sarah asks if Cath is going to be OK with Darren being around, she can stay if she's not. Cath says they will be able to control themselves, whatever there was between them has gone.
Kennedys
Ruth and Karl are talking about fundraising – Ruth suggests they still go with the raffle idea. She says she should get off and make a start on trying to get a prize organised as she'll have no time later – Anne's got a date that night. This gets Billy's attention and he looks crushed as Ruth describes her daughter as being in the "floating on air" stage. Ruth jokes that it won't last, the teenage angst of "I have nothing to wear, I'm getting a spot!" will kick in soon.
Karl says he saw Anne at the Coffee Shop with a guy last night and Ruth says that'll be him. Every mother's dream apparently. Ruth says they can't get into too much trouble going to see a movie.
KARL: Assuming that's what they're doing of course.
RUTH: I'm sorry?
Way to go, Karl. He says he was joking, that Anne would tell her if she was planning a tour of the local nightclubs. Ruth is now panicking and is about to go home and press gang Anne for some more details before Karl gets her to lighten up – Anne's a good kid.
When she's gone Karl asks Billy if he and Anne went out for a while, but Billy dejectedly replies that they're just mates. It's your own fault, Billy boy.
Number 30
They boys are measuring up while Cath sits on the couch flicking through a magazine. The brick mobile rings and Mal takes a call about an urgent job and agrees to go over immediately and see to a woman.
MAL: The sprinkler system I put in yesterday has flooded her whole yard.
CATH: Why am I suddenly having doubts about this whole picture rail idea?
Mal dashes off, leaving Darren to continue trying to measure up. Cath offers to leave but Darren brushes it off – he's fine so why would she need to leave? He struggles to continue measuring the wall so Cath gets up to help.
Number 32
Ruth's obviously had some luck in securing a prize. Anne comes home for lunch and to have a look through her wardrobe, pick something out for that night. Ruth wants to talk to her about where she's going and which movie she's going to see. Anne doesn't know any of the details and so Ruth offers to drop them off and pick them up. Anne is horrified at the thought and even more so at the idea Ruth needs to babysit her. Ruth takes this as Anne having something to hide but Anne says the only thing she wants to hide is a mother who treats her like she's ten. Ruth relents and tells Anne to be home by eleven, something Anne had planned on doing anyway.
Bishops
Harold's asleep in a chair but jerks awake from what was obviously a bad dream. Madge asks what's wrong but he tries to brush it off and any attempt from her to comfort him. He tells her to stay away from him as she tries to reach out to him. He backs off saying that he's not the man she thinks he is. He tells her that the thing he couldn't remember… he dreamt it. Dreamt his memory. He's in shock as he tells her that their marriage was a sham… He's not the only one shocked by that!
Number 30
Darren and Cath are working together, finishing off the rail. Darren tries to make small talk about how good Mal and Cath are going, and how good he and Lib are too. They're onto good things with their partners, why would they want to wreck it?
Bishops
Harold's still in a state as Madge tries to calm him down. Harold is horrified about his affair but Madge says she knew about it and it was in their past. For him though it's not in their past, there was another woman. Madge says there was but he didn't have an affair in the strict sense of the word. She says he cared about this other woman and while Madge was hurt about it she forgave him.
HAROLD: You forgave me?
MADGE: Yes.
HAROLD: But how could you do that?
MADGE: Because if I hadn't I would have lost you.
Harold can't believe he was that unprincipled but Madge reminds him it was his principles that stopped anything from happening. Madge seals the reassurance by saying that he couldn't be that dishonest and that's why she loves him so much. She tells him to stop beating himself up about it. He can't though, the memory is just too clear. She may have forgiven him but he can't forgive himself.
Lassiters
Marlene catches up with Sarah and says Danni called, she and Luke aren't coming back. Danni wants to sell the dress shop and Luke wants his name taking off the house lease. Sarah remarks that it's not completely unexpected. Marlene's already told Jo, she's just going to go and tell Cath. When Sarah remarks that Cath's not at work but at home helping Darren out with the picture rail, Marlene's not happy. Marlene says she'll call in at the house then…
Doesn't Sarah think that Mal's there too? And why does she think Cath is helping out?
Kennedys
Mal comes home, filthy and soaked from the sprinkler mishap. He tells Billy to go to bed if he's still sick but Billy corners his brother about Anne dating Justin. He asks Mal what he should do but Mal says he had all the time in the world to tell Anne how he felt but he didn't and so he can't be upset she didn't sit around and wait for him.
Bishops
Harold returns with a bunch of flowers for Madge. To know that she knew about the affair and the fact that she forgave him shows how much she loves him, and he loves her for it. He says he never wants to lose her again and so moving to Brisbane isn't such a big price to pay. He says his memories are coming back and soon he'll be able to share all her memories. But he doesn't remember their wedding.
HAROLD: So Madge… will you marry me? Again?
Tearing up Madge accepts. Awww.
Number 30
Cath and Darren are now painting the rail but she manages to get paint on him by accident. As she tries to help him clean it off they get a little too close and before long are kissing like mad. And true to fashion, in walks Marlene. Then out walks Marlene, the screen door falling shut behind her. Darren and Cath jump apart, realising someone saw them but not knowing who…
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