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Neighbours Episode 4538 from 2004 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 4538: No Way Out
Australian airdate: 04/08/04
UK airdate: 18/10/04
Writer: Linda Stainton
Director: Tony Osicka
Guests: Darren Stark: Todd MacDonald
Olivia MacPherson: Sylvie de Crespigny
Richard Linke: David Gaedicke
Music:
- "Make It Phunkee" by Bexta
Summary/Images by: Phil/Karen (Katie)
Recap
Jack telling Darren he doesn't have the money.
Karl implying he hates Darren.
Mac telling Jack to frame Darren.
Scully house
Jack tells Mac he doesn't want to frame Darren. Mac tells him it's the only way to stop the family business from going under. Mac desperately decides to get the money with extra work. Mac says she's not going down with Jack.
Pub
Karl and Izzy chat with Max and Steph about their honeymoon, and the newlyweds catch up on what they missed while they were gone. Karl has to excuse himself for work.
Scully house
Jack walks into the kitchen with his stereo, a pile of DVDs and a Nintendo, ready to pawn it all, trying to get the money back.
Pub
Over a game of pool, Izzy, Steph and Max talk about Izzy's baby. Izzy says she's twelve weeks into it, and Steph is surprised. She asks if she's had an ultrasound yet; she'd be due for one. Izzy remarks that Steph seems to know more than she does, but Steph says it's probably because she's the oldest of five kids. Steph mentions a pregnant friend of her's, who is refusing all technology throughout the pregnancy, convinced that it will cause her and the baby too much anxiety. Izzy seems interested in this.
Coffee Shop
Karl asks when a suitable time would be for an ultrasound appointment. Izzy says that she's heard about some doctors who say it's harmful to the baby. Karl dismisses this as rubbish. He tells her it's completely harmless to have an ultrasound, and Izzy argues that women had babies without them for hundreds of years. They argue for a bit, but Izzy refuses to give in. Meanwhile, Jack enters, and gives Darren some money for the overdue account. He doesn't even have the full amount. Darren tells him it's not good enough, he has a business to run too.
Building site
All the guys are working, and Jack comes in and starts bossing them around, telling them to hurry it up. One guy starts to protest, and Jack fires him. He tells Jack he'll be hearing from the union about it. Everyone else walks off the site as well.
Hoyland house
Steph walks into the kitchen, just out of bed, having overslept because Max let her sleep in. Max has decided to spend the day at home and ease himself back into the routine with some paperwork. Steph tells him that they struck out on getting pregnant again. Steph wonders if they should see someone about it. The phone rings. Steph answers, and it's Lyn looking for Jack. After a pause (I.e., while Lyn is talking on the other end), Steph asks her to slow down. “What's he done?”
Prison
Darren visits Lou, and apologises for not coming sooner. Lou tells him he appreciates it, he understands why Darren would be reluctant to go to a prison again. He asks how things with Libby are going, and Darren says they're fine, but it comes out half-heartedly and Lou picks up on it. Darren admits that they have had they're ups and downs. Speaking of the devil, Libby comes to visit Lou to interview him for the paper and pick up some more public support. Darren makes his exit, and Libby asks him on his way out if he has plans for dinner. Darren says he'll call. Before starting the interview, Lou asks if Susan has made a decision about Darcy. Libby asks him not to make her the meat in the sandwich. Lou asks her to at least talk to her.
Pub
Mac and Stu, on duty, have lunch in the pub. Mac is back to cheerful police officer mode. Stu tells her that he checked out Darren in relation to the building site thefts, and he has a water-tight alibi. He has a legitimate business, not a thing wrong with it. Darren would be an idiot to risk it all, especially now that he has Libby as well. Stu is getting more and more convinced that it's an inside job. Mac says she still has her doubts about Darren. She gets up to buy a drink, and Stu remains at the table, lost in thought.
Building Site
Steph comes to visit Jack, who is trying to finish the whole thing on his own. Steph tells Jack about the phone call she had. Turns out Lyn found out about that morning's incident because she got a call form Richard Linke, the worker Jack fired. Steph tells Jack that there's talk of filing a complaint about him to the union. Jack tells Steph that he's handling it, and that he's already sorted it out with Lyn. Apparently what really happened, according to Steph, is that he just yelled at her and hung up. Steph and Jack start arguing, and Jack tells her that he'll get it done; he'll do it his way.
Hoyland house
Steph tells Mac about her concerns about Jack. Max suggests telling her dad, but Steph says he doesn't need any more worries. Max then says that he'll have to work it out on his own. Steph begins to wonder again if Jack is on something. Max says that he's just young and headstrong, and with his new responsibilities running the construction business, he was bound to slip up at some point. He just needs to work it out himself and wise up a little.
Scully house
Mac and Stu are again questioning Jack. They ask about any strange or suspicious activity and Jack says there hasn't been. No one holding grudges. Stu asks if there's been anyone visiting the site. Jack again says that there's been no one suspicious. Stu notices that when Jack drinks from a cup on the table, his hand is shaking. A lot.
Pub
Max is now back at work. Libby, who is having dinner with Darren there, comments that he is looking “disgustingly well”. Max says that married life agrees with him, and jokes she and Darren should give it a go. Libby talks about Darren visiting Lou, and mentions that it must have been tough, but it really made Lou's day. Darren says that when he was locked up, visiting hours were the only thing that kept him going. Getting back to Lou's appeal, Darren says that even if he gets out, people have already formed their opinions of him, and they most likely won't change. Libby asks him if he's talking about “judgemental people, like me”. Darren says he's glad she takes after her mother in most things. Darren suddenly realises he has to go. He left his drill at work, and he promised Max he'd fix the lights in the pub. He promises he'll be back later, and Libby tells him he'd better be back, they have a lot of making up to do.
Scully House
Stu pops around to visit Jack after knocking off work. He mentions that he found out about Jack firing everyone from the business after questioning the workers. Jack says that they'll probably all come back the next morning. “Not according to the ones I talked to,” Stu says. Jack says that it doesn't have anything to do with the theft anyway, and reminds him that he didn't come around about that anyway.
Karl's place
Karl and Izzy discuss Izzy's decision to not have an ultrasound. While Karl respects Izzy's decision, he's not happy with the whole “my body, my choice” concept. Izzy argues that Karl doesn't have to physically go through the pregnancy. Karl asks if she's saying she'll have the last say in every matter concerning the baby. Izzy says as long as the baby is part of her body she will. She wants a healthy baby as much as Karl does, and Karl interprets this as she just wants him to take part in the financial side of things.
Scully house
Stu asks if Jack is alright, as he's noticed he seems a bit different. Jack just says he has a bit of pressure with work and everything. Stu tries to get him to come down to the pub, but Jack says he doesn't have time to socialise.
Karl's place
Karl and Izzy continue to argue. Karl tries to get her to have an ultrasound, but Izzy says she won't be bullied into it.
Scully house
Jack cleans up the house, listening to music too loud to hear the front door open as Mac walks in. She taps Jack on the shoulder and scares him, then explains she'd been banging on the door for ages, but Jack hadn't heard, nor had he heard the phone calls she tried to make. She warns him that he's starting to look suspicious in the investigation. She tells him to act confident, even if he doesn't feel it. Jack snaps back at her, telling her to stop telling him what to do. Mac tells him that it's that attitude that's made him number one suspect. Jack, in denial, tells her he was talking with Stu and he doesn't suspect a thing. Mac clarifies: he's trying not to, but Jack's act isn't helping. Jack says that there's no evidence linking them to the theft. Mac says that she's trying to keep the heat off, but if he keeps flipping out, the theft won't be the only thing he'll be investigated for. Jack tells her that he's cleaning up his act, but Mac says it's too late. It's time to do things her way, or he might as well run over to Stuart to and hand himself in now.
Hoyland house
Jack visits Steph, and tells her that he's sorted it all out now; the workers will all be back the next day. He had to give them some cash bonuses and a few concessions form both sides. When Steph asks if they're things he can afford to make, Jack tells her to stop. Lyn's breathing down his neck already, and assures her that the business won't fall apart, he didn't make any promises he couldn't keep. Jack leaves to go home, and Steph tells him to let her know if there's anything she can do. After he leaves, Max comments that it sounded promising, but Steph still thinks there's something going on. While Max is sure there isn't, Steph feels guilty for not noticing what's been happening with Jack. He was there for her when she was diagnosed with cancer, and she wants to be there for him now.
Pub
Darren is fixing the outside lights for the pub, and Libby comes and announces a coffee break, and gives him a cup. While they talk, Karl comes out of the coffee shop and waves to Libby, which Libby interprets as an act to show that he approves of the relationship. They start back in on their conversation, but are again interrupted by Mac and Stu, who want to question him some more, in light of recent developments. This time they need him down in the station. As they escort him away, Libby notices that Karl has seen the whole thing.
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Jack Scully, Stuart Parker

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