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Neighbours Episode 2849 from 1997 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 2849
Australian airdate: 08/05/97
UK airdate: 20/10/97
UK Gold: 09/10/03
Writer: Rick Held
Director: Robert Meillon
Guests: Rebecca Knotts: Charmaine Gorman
Music:
Summary/Images by: JA
Recap
Toadie tells Libby that Becky is only seventeen.
Anne doesn't seem impressed that Ben is staying in Erinsborough. Ruth tells her to it straight.
Darren's attempt to kiss Debbie backfires.
The Coffee Shop
Toadie and Rebecca are going to make the most of their last two days together. Toadie still hasn't felt the need to tell Rebecca the truth.
Over at another table, Hannah and Anne are talking. Hannah broaches the subject of Ben, but it seems that Anne is still not keen to talk about it. She says that she can't even bear to look at Ben, and can't believe that he is actually staying in Erinsborough. Anne says that it's all Ruth's fault, and she is not even going to think about it. Anne changes the subject, telling Hannah that Billy asked her to get back together. Hannah is really excited at the prospect, but Anne is not so sure, she is rapped that he would ask her now, but at the time of asking she was under so much stress with the Ben thing that she said no. Hannah informs Anne that she should tell Billy that she has changed her mind, but Anne doesn't want to, she thinks it would make her look like a complete idiot. When Hannah tells her that she has nothing to lose, Anne is more thoughtful about the prospect.
Number 26
Debbie has made Darren a coffee, who is rather sheepish after his failed attempt to kiss Debbie, so he skips the coffee and tries to leave. Debbie asks him why he kissed her. Darren says that he wanted to, he is not a sleaze bag, he simply mis-read the signals. Debbie says that there were no signals, she was asking him out as a friend. Darren isn't so convinced, so makes his way to the door. Debbie isn't going to let him go thinking that she was asking him on a date however, so she stops him leaving and explains the situation again. She apologies for everything, and asks him not to leave offended. Darren ensures Debbie that he is not offended, if anything he looks very hurt. Debbie asks if she will see him tomorrow, and with sad puppy eyes Darren tells her that she will.
The Coffee Shop
There is a nervous look between Billy and Anne, as he comes into The Coffee Shop. Hannah invites him to sit down, but sensing and atmosphere, given that Anne will hardly meet his eye, he declines the invitation, saying that he is looking for Toadie. Hannah points him in the direction of Toadies table, but before he leaves Billy summons the courage to ask Anne how she has been, when he is satisfied with a 'fine thanks' he heads to Toadie's table. Hannah is quick to urge Anne to tell Billy how she feels, but she is too chicken.
Over at Toadie and Rebecca's cosy table of lurrve, Billy is helping himself their food. Toadie isn't keen to see Billy, it's clear that he would prefer time alone with Rebecca. Billy says that he is there to discuss the plans for his birthday tomorrow, he can't be aware of Susan's big plans. Toadie tells Billy that there is only enough pizza for two, and make some unsubtle hints that Billy should leave.
As he does, Hannah is still badgering Anne to go after Billy and talk to him. Anne isn't keen, but Hannah reminds her that if she loses him, it will only be her fault, and that is enough to get Anne out of her seat and chasing after Billy.
The Lake
Anne tells Billy that she has been thinking, she awkwardly tells him, that if it's not too late she has changed her mind. Billy can't disguise how happy he is.
ANNE: Do you want me back?
BILLY: Are you kidding that is the best birthday present anyone could have given me.
And with that it's not long before they seal their newly reunited status with a snog.
Number 26
As Debbie helps Helen with the dinner, Helen asks if she should set a place for Darren. Debbie scolds her with a 'GRAN!' Helen insists that it was an innocent question, but her half smile suggests that it wasn't, and Debbie can sense that too. Debbie doesn't take the joke and shouts about the fact that everyone thinks there is something going on between her and Darren. It transpires that Debbie has to apologise for her outburst, and she tells her gran, that Darren tried to kiss her earlier. Helen gives her a sly smile suggesting that Debbie had wanted Darren to kiss her.
Number 28
Rebecca and Toadie are watching a movie, and Toadie isn't too happy to be interrupted by Billy. Billy however ignores that, eager to tell them of his good news. Toadie can guess the news before Billy can tell him, as it is written all over his face that he got back together with Anne apparently. Rebecca is impressed that they know each other so well, and it's not long before Billy lets slip that they have been in the same class for years. Becky is suspicious, as she thought Toadie was at uni, so Billy tries to backtrack. It seems to have worked, until Billy takes offence to Toadie telling Becky that Billy is nearly as dumb as he looks, Billy tries to bust Toadie. Becky doesn't look convinced, but she disappears for a second before going home. Toadie lays into Billy for almost getting him caught out, but Billy tells him that he should have taken the opportunity to tell Becky the truth when he had it. Toadie tells Billy that there is no need as she will be going home in two days and then he won't have to worry. Billy wonders what then, will Toadie be dumping her? Toadie informs Billy that this will not be the case, he can go to see her. Billy tells her that Becky is going to find out eventually, and Toadie should tell her before she goes.
Number 26
Hannah is informing Phil of her matchmaking skills, taking full credit for getting Billy and Anne back together.
Helen follows Debbie to the lounge to apologise for teasing her about Darren. Debbie says that she can see what it was that attracted her to him, but it's complicated and they finished a long time ago. As Debbie leaves, Phil is keen to know what they were talking about, and is more than a little surprised to learn that Debbie and Darren are having romantic problems, but a wise word from Helen warns him not to say anymore about the situation to Debbie at the moment.
Number 28
Hannah is bemoaning that she has nothing to do, now that Toadie and Billy have girlfriends. Billy thanks Hannah for getting he and Anne back together, but Billy also wants to know what it was that Anne saw in Ben. Hannah tries to difuse the situation, but a mention of Ben's maturity has Billy wondering if that is to say that he is not mature.
The Coffee Shop.
Darren arrives to drop of his lunch orders. Debbie tries to apologise about yesterday, but Darren stops her before she gets the chance to say anything, he says that he was stupid yesterday, and it won't happen again. They part agreeing to be mates.
Number 32
Billy asks Toadie if he is ever immature. Toadie is rather untactful when he implies that he is, and this prompts Billy to suggest that he and Anne do something a bit different, just the two of them. Toadie disappears vowing to tell Becky the truth. Anne asks Billy if they can go to The Coffee Shop for a milkshake, but Billy seems to think that shakes are not mature enough, and suggests they do something a little more intimate, but first he has to think of what that might be.
Ramsay Street
Hannah is sitting on the wall at Number 26, as she doesn't have anything else to do. Phil tries to suggest things that she can do, but Hannah deems them all to be boring.
The Coffee Shop
Phil comes in to see Debbie, and it doesn't take him long to go against Helen's advice and mention to Debbie that he knows that she and Darren are having 'romantic troubles' Debbie assures him that they are not having anything romantic at the moment, and she basically tells her father to mind his own business, to which he reluctantly agrees.
When Toadie comes in to meet Rebecca, he is looking a little nervous. Toadie seems as though he is about to admit the truth, but with Becky going on and on about the merits of uni, and telling Toadie that him being at uni has influenced her to do the same, he bottles out, yet again missing an opportunity to admit the truth about his true age.
Number 32
Billy serves coffee to Anne, whilst listening to classical music. Anne is suspicious, but Billy is keen to display his maturity. He is interrupted by Hannah, who is bored. Billy tries to get rid of Hannah, she is cramping his mature ambiance. When he hears Hannah gossiping about Toadie, he tells her that gossiping is juvenile and sends her on her way. Hannah protests that Anne is her friend too, but Anne sensing Billy's discomfort, tells Hannah that she will catch up with her later. Billy asks Anne to have a special lunch with him for his birthday tomorrow. He tells him that he wants it to be just the two of them.
The Coffee Shop
Toadie invites Becky over to his to surf the internet, quite a novelty in 1997 I would imagine. Pity Neighbours Fans wasn't about then, Rebecca would have managed to figure out the truth about Toadie for herself, since he is looking as though he is never going to tell her.
When Darren arrives to collect the lunches, there is a bit of an awkward atmosphere, and it seems that is because Debbie wants to ask him to hang out with her tonight. There is some serious flirting going on, as they arrange to meet at the pub later.
Number 28
Becky is really keen to surf the net, but Toadie dissuades her with the offer of a movie. He tells her that he is really going to miss her, she agrees. Becky wants him to write to her, and Toadie promises that he will. I wonder if his juvenile handwriting is going to give the game away?
Number 26
Phil and Helen exchange knowing looks when they hear that Debbie won't be in for dinner, as she is catching up with Darren. Helen wonders if Debbie has talked to Darren, but she says that she couldn't as he seemed to be embarrassed, and that they are going to be mates. Helen isn't sure that Debbie is happy with that, but she says that if Darren had wanted more he would have said so. Helen makes Debbie that the ball is in her court, and she will have to tell Darren how she feels.
Number 28
Toadie and Rebecca's attempt to pash is again interrupted by Billy. He tells them that he is taking Anne out for a sophisticated lunch. He wonders what Toadie and Becky have been up to, and she says that they are only just back from The Coffee Shop. Billy assumes that that means that Toadie has revealed the truth, so puts his foot right in it, but inadvertently revealing that Toadie doesn't go to uni, and is in fact only 17. Toadie's face is a picture, and so is Becky's.
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