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Neighbours Episode 4540 from 2004 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 4540: Never Too Young
Australian airdate: 6/08/04
UK airdate: 20/10/04
Writer: Ray Kolle
Director: Tony Osicka
Guests: Tom Scully: Andrew Larkins
Darcy Tyler: Mark Rafferty
Magistrate Anderson: Justine Press
Benny Movitz: Rueben Liversidge
Nathan Landmann: Daniel Tusia
Music:
Summary/Images by: Phil/Karen (Katie)
Recap
Harold telling David he should see what prison is really like.
Summer making interstate calls from the Coffee Shop.
Lou not coping in prison.
Hoylands'
Steph comments on the coffee from the Coffee Shop that Boyd and Sky are drinking. She says that it hasn't tasted like it used to for a while now. When she's out of earshot, Boyd says they forgot to change it back because everyone was caught up with the wedding and the honeymoon. Sky tells him it doesn't matter but Boyd says it was Stingray's idea to see everyone hopped up on caffeine after they re-switched it. Sky relents and says it might cheer Stingray up.
Bishops'
David and Harold return home with David still going on about his “hard-earned tax dollars” being wasted on the prison system. Toadie pops over and admits to them that he's really nervous about the appeal tomorrow. He's written five drafts of his closing statement already and wants to practice on them. David makes a hasty retreat to do some gardening (in the dark) with Harold commenting David has watched too much “tabloid TV”. Toadie looks confused.
Hoylands'
Boyd and Sky break away from their kissing when Max and Summer walk into the kitchen arguing about the phone calls Summer made at the Coffee Shop. The teens retreat to Boyd's room so Max and Summer can chat (Max wants them to keep the door open – but you can hear a door slam in the background). Max tries to apologise again for throwing Sum in the pool and wrecking the phone number, but Summer goes on her “it was so embarrassing” tirade again and storms off. Max yelps at Steph for help and Steph says that it's a tough time between childhood and womanhood – she should grow out of it by the time she gets a casual job. Max strikes a deal with Steph, he'll make dinner if Steph can try and calm Summer down.
Susan's
Tom is draining pasta over the sink when he manages to dump everything out of the pot. Susan jokes that they can just put the sauce on and eat it like that. She answers the door to Harold who has come by to remind Susan about Lou's appeal tomorrow and that it would be great if she could make it there. He also passes on a message from Lou, wondering if Susan has given anymore thought to seeing Darcy. She makes a face and Harold says he doesn't blame her, after what Darcy did to Ruby he doesn't think he can forgive him either.
Hoylands' - Morning
Max farewells Steph and Summer on his way to work but gets the cold shoulder from his daughter. Max can't see why this boy is so important to her seeing as she's only known him for five minutes.
STEPH: Max, come on. Cast your mind back to your teen crush years. Didn't you ever see a beautiful girl and fall madly in love?
MAX: Yeah, with you!
Sky comes over just as Max is leaving. Steph tells Summer not to be too hard on her dad. Boyd makes a joke about Toadie wearing an eye patch and Summer says not to laugh because Caleb's dad wore one as well. Steph gets excited and says that she was talking to that guy at the resort bar for ten minutes about rugby, “his name's Roger Wilson!” They've now got a surname to go on. Steph says that they should be able to find this guy with one phone call.
Susan's
Susan and Tom are talking about Darcy, and Susan is worried that if she goes to see him it will look like she forgives him. Tom starts talking about forgiveness and how it frees the soul until he realises he's talking like he's “back in the pulpit.” Susan says it makes sense though and Tom asks her if she feels there's any good left in Darcy.
Warrinor Prison
Darcy and Lou are talking about Lou's appeal while they're fixing up the garden that the prisoners wrecked. They're also talking about hope (or lack thereof) and Lou says that Susan might still come to visit Darcy yet. He thinks there's no chance of that though. The alarm sounds and Darcy makes his way inside for infirmary duty, wishing Lou good luck on the way. Lou reminds him that he's at least got one friend and he hope he knows that.
Hoylands'
Steph rings up the resort they stayed at pretending to be Mrs. Wilson. She tells the receptionist that she may have left her make-up case there and would they be able to relay her address over the phone so she can check it's the right one. Steph hastily hangs up and tells the kids that they wanted her to tell them the address and she panicked – she did find out that the Wilson's live on an island though. Boyd scoffs and informs the girls that there are about 2000 islands off the coast of Queensland. He says he's off for a skate but Sky wants to stay with Steph and Summer, “us girls have got to stick together, right Sum?” Summer smiles and Boyd makes a face.
Susan's
Tom asks Susan if she wants lunch at the pub but Susan says she was thinking about cooking a barbie. He says to her that he was actually thinking about meeting up with some friends there because he used to be a part of an informal inter-denominational pool comp when he was with the church. He says he can cancel but Susan says she'll be his cheer squad. She looks a bit worried though when he says that it's one thing that he'd like to keep up (from his church days).
Hoylands'
The girls are at a loss of what to try next to find Caleb. Sky thinks it's sweet what Summer is doing.
SKY: I mean Boyd's idea of romance is a night in watching Terminator 3.
STEPH: Yeah, Max was heading that way that's why I proposed.
Boyd bursts into the kitchen all proud of himself because he found out where Caleb lives. He googled for him on the net, and Sky jokes that he is a romantic after all. Steph's amazed.
STEPH: Wow! Gee, I wonder if my photo's on the Internet?
They read the print out Boyd brought in and find out that Caleb's father is a resort magnate and that they own an entire island off the far north coast of Queensland. Steph can't believe that Summer landed the one 13-year-old that's “up to his eyeballs in assets!” Summer is stunned.
Bishops'
Sky and Boyd walk in to find David home. He asks if they've been skating.
BOYD: Yeah, I pulled off the phattest air, you should have seen it. Landed a cab jump!
DAVID: Ooh! Is the taxi all right?
(They look at him weirdly – Boyd fiddles around with his skateboard wheel)
BOYD: Have you got any oil uncle Dave?
DAVID: Yeah, I think there's some olive oil on the second shelf of the pantry. There might even be some sesame oil behind that.
(Sky laughs at the look on Boyd's face)
SKY: In the laundry, top shelf, above the washing machine.
DAVID: Or you could try the laundry…
While Boyd's in the laundry Sky asks David if he could help her with a little gag.
Pub
Susan is talking to Max about Lou's appeal while Tom is playing pool. Tom's friends win the game and they make plans to play again in a couple of weeks. He says to Susan that he'll miss playing when the new priest comes along – that's one of the things that was really rewarding to him, making connections between the different religions. Susan says he can still make a difference in that way if he wants to, but he says it wouldn't be the same.
Bishops'
Sky waits until she can see Boyd walk in from the backyard and then starts up her fake argument with David. They start yelling about how Sky's too young to get married and how she thinks that Boyd is going to propose to her sometime soon, and if he doesn't, she will. Boyd is freaking out quietly and gets even more scared when Sky starts saying she wants lots of babies, too.
SKY: I think our first boy will be called, Mephistopheles.
DAVID: Isn't that the name for the devil?
SKY: It's got a great ring to it don't you think!
Harold walks out in a bother after being on the phone saying that he can't make the appeal because Jane fainted at work and she needs stitches and Izzy is out with Karl somewhere so he has to go in. David says he'll take Boyd and Sky to the appeal. Sky finds Boyd in the laundry, hugging his skateboard, watching his life flash before his eyes. She says to him that it would be amazing if they could spend every minute of every day together. Run Boyd! Run!
Hoylands'
Summer is speaking to Max now because she finally knows the whereabouts of lover-boy. He's amused to find out about the Wilson's millionaire status and jokes that Summer should ask if there's a sister for Boyd as well.
Steph and Max eat lunch before they go to see Lou and they talk about Steph taking on the Hoyland name. Max says he doesn't mind either way what Steph chooses to do. Steph says it's hard to give up the name she's grown up with but she's willing to try out ‘Mrs. Hoyland' for a few weeks… if Max becomes a Scully for the same amount of time. He thinks it's fair enough. They realise what the time is and hightail it to Lou's appeal.
Cuts between the Court and Warrinor Prison
Toadie is making his appeal to the judge basically saying that sentencing Lou to three years is a bit extreme considering the offence and Lou's prominent status in the community, not to mention his clean record before this. The judge says she'll take a short recess to consider the matter. Boyd, Sky and David chat about Lou's chances and Tom apologises to David about Susan not being there. Lou tells Toadie that he has convinced him and Toadie hopes that Lou's not the only one.
Darcy turns around in the prison yard to see Susan standing at the entrance. They nod at one another and Susan breaks into a sad smile.
The judge comes back in and says she congratulates both counsels on their efforts. “Both have argued their cases strongly and with conviction.”
Susan and Darcy are sitting side by side. Darcy says he's not asking for forgiveness, he's had a really bad year because he's had to live with what he did to Susan. He says he's worked hard to change and that he's come through this a better person. Susan looks at him.
The judge says that the sentence was rather excessive considering Lou's unblemished record beforehand and how he appears to be a respected member of the community.
Susan says she doesn't think she can trust him, but Darcy just wants a chance. She says that she doesn't like seeing him in prison but the best he can hope for is that his sentenced is reduced and that when he does get out he can start to prove to her that he's really changed. “You would give me that chance?” he asks.
The judge gives ‘Louis' the good news that his sentence has been reduced to 200 hours community service, “the appeal for a reduced sentence has been upheld.” She tells him he's free to go.
Everyone cheers and gets up to congratulate Lou.
Darcy tells Susan he's up for day release soon and that he needs a sponsor, someone who is upstanding in the community.
DARCY: Susan, it needs to be a victim of my crime.
Susan can't believe what she's hearing.
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