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Neighbours Episode 2890 from 1997 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 2890
Australian airdate: 04/07/97
UK airdate: 16/12/97
Writer: Ian Coughlan
Director: Tony Osicka
Guests: Claire: Lisa Hickey
Barry: Eddy McShortall
Elva Bainbridge: Caroline Wilson
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura
Music:
Summary/Images by: Jeremai
Woods
Lance and Anne ride furiously after Billy and catch up with him. He rolls off of his horse, having an asthma attack. Lance hands him his puffer. Lance suggests trotting back but there's no way Billy is getting back on the horse so they will have to walk.
Confidence class
Claire the trainer welcomes Phil, Ruth and the rest of the group to the encounter group and applauds them for addressing their confidence problems. Everyone claps except Philip who doesn't look impressed.
CLAIRE: Philip, you might feel that you're already communicating perfectly well with Ruth.
RUTH: We have our problems just like anyone.
CLAIRE: Yes, I've noticed! Philip's body language is a dead giveaway. You really don't want to be here do you?
PHILIP: Well, uh... it's just that it's a bit cold. I'm sure it's very interesting.
Claire suggests some relaxation exercises and Philip rolls his eyes.
Number 26
Darren comes in through the back door.
DARREN: No one was answering the front door.
DEBBIE: So why didn't you leave?!
Darren wants to apologise but Debbie thinks he only wants to make himself feel better. Darren says he's realised what Libby said at the pub had nothing to do with Debbie breaking things off. Debbie says she didn't want to hurt him. Darren has got a lot to think about and goes to leave but Debbie stops him, saying she meant what she said about them staying friends, so if he wants to talk...
Ranch
Billy, Anne and Lance return to the ranch where Doug has been mysteriously replaced by an Irish instructor called Barry who was about to send out a search party for them. He tells Billy off for saying he was an advanced rider; he's in beginners from now on. Anne says she might drop down too but it's obvious to Barry that they're boyfriend and girlfriend and he refuses to let her, telling them "this ain't the love boat".
Confidence class
Philip has to fall back and let Ruth catch him.
PHILIP: Are you sure you're strong enough? Where's your forklift?!
Ruth thinks Philip doesn't trust her but Philip just doesn't want to be here. He goes to leave but Ruth tries to stop him and drops herself in it by saying this was supposed to be for his benefit.
PHILIP: Oh I get it, this is about changing me isn't it? You're not happy about who I am so instead of discussing it with me you sneak me into this therapy session.
RUTH: It's not like that at all.
PHILIP: Sure it's not! Who are you to dictate what I should be like? You're a long way from being perfect yourself you know!
Number 26
Ruth follows Philip into the house.
RUTH: I just don't understand. You're completely overreacting.
PHILIP: I thought you'd be pleased... I'm asserting myself!
Ruth defends her wanting them to improve themselves but Philip says she only wanted to improve him. He wouldn't go and enrol her in a course on how to be more laid back! Ruth wants to know what else annoys Philip about her; she thinks they should both make a list! Philip doesn't think it's a good idea but Ruth thinks it's the only way forward.
PHILIP: Fine, let's do it your way... [sarcastically] for a complete change!
Lou's Place
Darren tells Debbie that her bringing Libby up has made him realise how he feels about her. He assures Debbie he wasn't trying to get back with Libby while the two of them were together. Debbie comments that accusing Libby of trying to break them up isn't a very good way of trying to win her back. She tells Darren to tell Libby how he feels. Darren apologises again and tells Debbie she's a good friend.
Number 26
Philip and Ruth finish writing their lists. Philip's list says Ruth is too controlling, impatient and selfish on occasion.
RUTH: Whoa, hang on. You've got to elaborate on each one. I mean, what do you mean "too controlling"?
PHILIP: You just dictated how I should read out my list; I rest my case!
Ruth wants to know how she's selfish and Philip says she expects him to drop everything when she's having a crisis with the kids but she doesn't do the same for him. Ruth says he's never asked her to.
PHILIP: What's on your list?
RUTH: Have you finished?
PHILIP: Yeah.
RUTH: Oh!
PHILIP: What have you written, the Magna Carta?
Ruth appears to have written three full pages!
Ranch
Lance and Anne come back from a great ride but Billy has had the most boring ride of his life going round in circles on a tiny horse. Lance goes to take the horses back and Anne apologises to Billy for the way things are turning out. They kiss but Barry tells them they'll have none of that here!
Number 26
Ruth is going through her list about Philip who asks if this is going to take much longer.
PHILIP: This is just so trivial. I mean, I've written three points about you; you've written a thesis attacking my personality!
Ruth says Philip seems content to float through life and she'd like him to take charge every now and then. Philip says that's the way he is. He decides to change track and tells Ruth this has been really productive. Ruth suggests they have a think about it and discuss it over dinner.
Ranch
Around the campfire, Lance asks Billy what bunk he wants. Billy says Lance had better not snore… not that this camp can get any worse. He just wanted to spend some time with Anne but he's not even allowed to see her. Barry comes over and tells them it's an hour until lights out but Billy complains that it's still early. He asks if they can't go and visit the girls but Barry says absolutely not and calls the other boys over for a game of charades.
Number 28
Darren arrives with some biscuits he thought might be good with a cup of coffee but Libby is busy cooking. She bluntly asks what Darren has to tell her. Darren tells Libby he wants her back.
LIBBY: Just like that? You click and I jump? I'm sorry, it doesn't work that way.
Darren says he'll wait but Libby says he might be waiting a long time. He asks Libby if she doesn't feel anything.
LIBBY: What if I don't feel anything?
DARREN: Then I'll just have to accept it and I'll try and get you out of my head. It'll be definitely over and I won't bother you again ever.
LIBBY: I think that's the best option.
DARREN: What is?
LIBBY: What you just said.
Ranch
Billy is desperately trying to play charades but his time is up. Barry goes to get a torch for the next game and Billy starts having another asthma attack. He asks Lance to cover for him while he goes to get his puffer from Anne.
Number 32
Philip arrives and tells Ruth he thinks they should skip dinner. Her little exercise this afternoon has made him realise a few things. He is happy floating through life and so are his kids. He understands that Ruth is looking for something different.
Ranch
In the girls' cabin, Anne apologises to Billy as she forgot she had his puffer. They kiss but Elva Bainbridge comes in so Billy hides under the covers. Elva asks Anne what she's doing here and Anne says she had a bit of a headache. Elva notices Billy's jacket and uncovers him. She tells them both they're in very serious trouble.
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Lance Wilkinson, Anne Wilkinson, Billy Kennedy in Neighbours Episode 2890
Lance Wilkinson, Anne Wilkinson, Billy Kennedy

Claire in Neighbours Episode 2890
Claire

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Barry (1997 #2) in Neighbours Episode 2890
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Philip Martin, Ruth Wilkinson, Claire in Neighbours Episode 2890
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Philip Martin in Neighbours Episode 2890
Philip Martin

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Debbie Martin, Darren Stark

Philip Martin, Holly, Ruth Wilkinson in Neighbours Episode 2890
Philip Martin, Holly, Ruth Wilkinson

Philip Martin in Neighbours Episode 2890
Philip Martin

Anne Wilkinson, Barry (1997 #2), Billy Kennedy in Neighbours Episode 2890
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Billy Kennedy, Lance Wilkinson in Neighbours Episode 2890
Billy Kennedy, Lance Wilkinson

Libby Kennedy, Darren Stark in Neighbours Episode 2890
Libby Kennedy, Darren Stark

Libby Kennedy in Neighbours Episode 2890
Libby Kennedy

Billy Kennedy in Neighbours Episode 2890
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Ruth Wilkinson in Neighbours Episode 2890
Ruth Wilkinson

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Elva Bainbridge, Anne Wilkinson in Neighbours Episode 2890
Elva Bainbridge, Anne Wilkinson

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