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Neighbours Episode 2962 from 1997 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 2962 (Marlene Kratz's departure)
Australian airdate: 14/10/97
UK airdate: 27/03/98
UK Gold: 24/02/04
Writer: Ian Coughlan
Director: Chris Adshead
Guests: Caitlin Atkins: Emily Milburn
Claire Girard: Adele Schober
Mandi Rodgers: Sabina Lokic
George Marshall: David Ravenswood
Carmel Dubios: Josephine Eberhard
Simon Butterworth: David LePage
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Bonnie & Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura
Music:
Summary/Images by: Noel/Jeremai
Recap
Harold being turned down for a job because it is a position normally given to juniors.
Madge saying “Jack Ramsay was a great man”.
Philip reading “Black Jack Ramsay was a liar and a cheat. Erinsborough should be ashamed to have a street named after him”.
Hannah and Claire taking the ladder away after changing the sign to ‘Robinson St'.
Caitlin telling Anne she might not have to steal Billy away if he chooses to leave her of his own accord.
No. 28
Billy is getting his breakfast while Susan is telling him she feels she's the only person concerned about the school amalgamation. He says if he was still there he wouldn't mind the extra distance to Elliot Park because he'd only have to walk to the bus stop. Anne and Caitlin arrive and Susan asks them to sign her petition to save the school. Anne goes over to Billy and says she wants to speak to him. Caitlin senses it's about her and leaves for the pool without them. Susan asks Anne if she will help out with the petition as she did such a good job with the flyers.
No. 26
Madge and Harold visit Philip to complain about the street sign, while Hannah and Claire look on amused. Philip says he doesn't know who was responsible, but Madge is certain it was Hannah.
PHILIP: “Hannah, do you know who changed the street sign to Robinson?”
HANNAH: “The council?”
PHILIP: “It's made of cardboard!”
HANNAH: “Oh *that* sign”
PHILIP: “Go and take it down please”
Hannah and Claire leave, and Philip describes the incident as a “storm in a teacup”. Madge doesn't agree since her family name has been shamed, but Philip reminds her that she shouldn't feel proud considering the circumstances of how the street got its name. Madge says it wasn't there fault grandfather Robinson was a lousy card played and accuses them of dredging up a feud that's been going on through three generations. Madge storms out and Harold tries to apologise for her behaviour, until she gives one of her famous “Harold” foghorn calls, and he follows her.
No. 28
Anne tells Billy he should be careful of Caitlin. He wants to know why and she tells him that she believes he's going to dump Anne and go out with her. Billy tells her that isn't going to happen and she has nothing to worry about.
No. 22 back garden
Lou is cleaning the barbeque and George arrives asking if he needs help. Lou says no, then changes his mind and asks him to pass him the charcoal, while he subtly ask him about his intentions with Marlene on the cruise. George misinterprets him and thinks he wants to see the itinerary and goes inside to get it. Back inside he finds Darren and tells him he thinks Lou has something on his mind. Darren is more direct and says “What we want to know is… is all of this kosher? Are you planning on rocking the boat with my grandmother?”
Outside the Swimming Pool
Caitlin is telling Mandi that she thinks Sarah will let her stay. Billy arrives and asks Caitlin what she's been saying to Anne, then Mandi makes herself scares. Caitlin explains that she might have said she though Billy was a bit of babe and that was where Anne's concerns came from. Billy asks her if she told Anne she thought he would dump Anne and go out with her. She looks offended at the thought and says no way, then as she walks away we see her smiling to herself.
No. 22 back garden
George is slightly angry at Lou for thinking he didn't have the best intentions towards Marlene. Lou acts all innocent and says the thought never crossed his mind and it must be Darren's over-active imagination. Just then Marlene appears and wants to know what George is doing there. George tells her Lou invited him along for a little chat, and she says she thought she made it clear to Lou that any chatting would be done with her. George says if they are worried, Lou could go along as a chaperone. Lou thinks Marlene wouldn't like the idea, but surprisingly she does. She suggests Lou travel with them as far as Queensland then he could go and see his daughter Lauren. Lou says its too short notice and he couldn't leave Louise, but Marlene says Darren could look after her with Libby's help.
A small cinema somewhere
Harold is walking past and sees a sign saying ‘Help wanted – apply within'. As he's looking a woman comes out saying she's the manager and asks if he's interested. He says he supposes she wants someone who can work the projector and he's no good with mechanical things, but she says she wants someone to sell tickets. He says he supposes she wants someone with accounting experience which he doesn't have and he wouldn't be any good with big rolls of tickets because he wouldn't be able to tear them. She doesn't give up and invites him in for a look round.
Coffee shop kitchen
Madge tells Claire she's going to phone the council and get the street sign sorted out, and that she thinks Hannah wasn't entirely to blame and someone put her up to it. Claire says it wasn't her, but Madge doesn't believe her. Harold comes in and tells them he's got a job at a small family cinema as the new ticket seller. They are showing a French film tonight and he's been given two tickets. Madge says she's no good with subtitles, and he should take Claire along instead. Claire suggests it will be a sexy French film, but Harold insists it is a family cinema and they wouldn't show anything like that. He says they will stop of at Lou's for Marlene's farewell on the way, but Madge isn't too keen on spending an evening sharing Philip's company.
No. 30
Caitlin and Mandi arrive and it seems Mandi was listening in to Caitlin's conversation with Billy earlier. Caitlin tells Mandi that she isn't going to steal Billy away from Anne, but then has the idea that she could become closer friends with Anne, and that way they'd do more things together and she'd spend more time with Billy. She tells Mandi with her plan she almost feels sorry for Anne… almost.
No. 32
Anne is sitting on the sofa alone. Ruth wonders why she isn't spending the end of the holidays with Billy, and Anne tells her of her concerns about Caitlin and that Caitlin is so smart and sexy that she doesn't stand a chance. Ruth points out that Anne is quite smart and sexy herself, but Anne says Caitlin looks better in a swimsuit. Ruth thinks there should be more to a relationship than how you look in a swimsuit.
The cinema
Harold is admiring the beautiful scenery in the film and thinks it must make Claire homesick. Suddenly things get more steamy and he holds the popcorn container in front of her eyes. He says he's heard of places like this but never thought he'd set foot in one and drags Claire out even though she wants to stay and see more. The manager wants to know what the fuss is about. He says he thought it was a family cinema, and she says it is – her husband works the projector and her daughter runs the candy stall. He is shocked she lets her daughter see films like that but she tells him she thought he knew it was an art house cinema. He says it isn't the kind of thing he would consider ‘art'. She tells him it is what he will be selling tickets for, and if he doesn't want the job she can easily put the help wanted sign back up.
No. 24
MADGE: “Now let me get this straight. You walked out on a perfectly good job it's taken ages to get because someone in a movie took their clothes off?”
HAROLD: “No not someone… everyone. Then these two start… they start… well I can't say it in front of Claire.”
CLAIRE: “They rubbed sun tan oil on each other.”
MADGE: “Oh is that all.”
HAROLD: “In places where the sun never shines!”
MADGE: “Oh Harold, you should really come to terms with the twentieth century while we're still in it.”
HAROLD: “If that means having giant nude people thrust in my face, I'd rather not thank you.”
Madge points out that not everyone is as shy about taking their clothes off as him, and she starts to tell him about the time she went to a nudist camp with Lou. He doesn't believe her, and when she offers to show him the pictures he goes off to the bedroom with her shouting “Nude nude naked!” after him. Claire asks her if it was true, and she tells her it was one of her more vivid memories but there aren't really any photos.
No. 22
Marlene thanks Darren for offering to look after Louise, and says his mother would be very proud of him. He says she'd have Marlene to thank for that. She gives him a present she has made herself so he won't forget her while she's away. He opens it and it's a embroidered cushion with her photo on it.
No. 24 (next morning)
Madge is making breakfast and Harold said he had a restless night and couldn't sleep. She asks if it was because he was worried about having no job, but he says it was through the thought of her and Lou naked. She says if it's any consolation she would have rather it had been him, but it isn't any consolation. He realises he might have been a bit hasty in giving up the job and will call the manager to ask for the job back. He thinks maybe it is the only film like that they show, and could suggest a wholesome alternative. Madge's expression says it all!
No. 22 driveway
Marlene is in the taxi ready to leave, and is joined by Lou, while Madge, Ruth and later Harold are there to wave her off.
MARLENE: “Well I'm having second thoughts again. I mean one part of me is excited and the other part says I don't want to leave. It's a long time - anything can happen.”
MADGE: “Nothing is going to happen except you're going to have the time of your life and be back here before you know it.”
Harold tells Madge he's spoken to the cinema manageress and she doesn't think he's temperamentally suited to the position. Madge can't imagine why! Then the taxi drives down Ramsay Street with them waving.
Swimming Pool
Simon the trainer announces to the team that Caitlin is staying in Erinsborough and won't be leaving the team. Outside Billy tells Caitlin that it will be a long time before he is ready to join them, but she says it won't with her help and offers to train him herself. She says she's feeling lonely with no friends around and even Mandi isn't a proper friend. Billy says that soon she will be the most popular girl in school and gives her a hug. Anne comes through another door and isn't happy at what she sees.
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Susan Kennedy in Neighbours Episode 2962
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Hannah Martin, Claire Girard, Philip Martin in Neighbours Episode 2962
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Anne Wilkinson, Billy Kennedy in Neighbours Episode 2962
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George Marshall in Neighbours Episode 2962
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Darren Stark in Neighbours Episode 2962
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Lou Carpenter, George Marshall in Neighbours Episode 2962
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Harold Bishop in Neighbours Episode 2962
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Carmel Dubios in Neighbours Episode 2962
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Claire Girard, Madge Bishop in Neighbours Episode 2962
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Caitlin Atkins, Mandi Rodgers in Neighbours Episode 2962
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Mandi Rodgers in Neighbours Episode 2962
Mandi Rodgers

Ruth Wilkinson, Anne Wilkinson in Neighbours Episode 2962
Ruth Wilkinson, Anne Wilkinson

Ruth Wilkinson in Neighbours Episode 2962
Ruth Wilkinson

Harold Bishop, Claire Girard in Neighbours Episode 2962
Harold Bishop, Claire Girard

Carmel Dubios, Harold Bishop, Claire Girard in Neighbours Episode 2962
Carmel Dubios, Harold Bishop, Claire Girard

Harold Bishop, Claire Girard, Madge Bishop in Neighbours Episode 2962
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Darren Stark, Louise Carpenter (Lolly), Marlene Kratz in Neighbours Episode 2962
Darren Stark, Louise Carpenter (Lolly), Marlene Kratz

Darren Stark, Marlene Kratz in Neighbours Episode 2962
Darren Stark, Marlene Kratz

Marlene Kratz in Neighbours Episode 2962
Marlene Kratz

Lou Carpenter in Neighbours Episode 2962
Lou Carpenter

Simon Butterworth in Neighbours Episode 2962
Simon Butterworth

Caitlin Atkins, Mandi Rodgers in Neighbours Episode 2962
Caitlin Atkins, Mandi Rodgers

Caitlin Atkins, Billy Kennedy in Neighbours Episode 2962
Caitlin Atkins, Billy Kennedy

Anne Wilkinson in Neighbours Episode 2962
Anne Wilkinson

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