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Neighbours Episode 4542 from 2004 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 4542: Two Necks In The Noose
Australian airdate: 10/08/04
UK airdate: 22/10/04
Writer: Drew Tingwell
Director: Chris Adshead
Guests: Darren Stark: Todd MacDonald
Olivia MacPherson: Sylvie de Crespigny
Sen. Const. Allan Steiger – Joe Clements
Music:
Summary/Images by: Linda/Karen (Katie)
Recap
Lou telling Libby how Darren loves her and bought a ring.
Jack being questioned by Stu and Mac over the robbery.
Darren telling Libby he has to leave.
No.26
Jack's napping on the couch when he hears knocking on the door.
Erinsborough High
Libby apologies to Darren for casting all these doubts about him, but knows now that she can trust him. Their moment is interrupted by Stu who has come to speak to Darren.
No.26
Jack answers the door to a surly looking Mac. She has come to arrest him for theft and insurance fraud and Jack stutters that it's also her fault!
MAC: Oh are you suggesting that I'm someway involved in this? You've been set up Jack.
The scene fades out because Jack has been dreaming again. He once more opens the door and this time Mac comes in and hands him a jacket which he left in her car. Mac tells Jack that he needs to get his act together as she can't keep coming over here – or hasn't he forgotten that Stu lives across the road?
Erinsborough High
Stu heard that Darren was planning to leave town and thinks it's a bit sudden for a robbery suspect to take off so quickly. Darren asks for Stu to cuff him then and there if that's his attitude.
No.26
Mac informs Jack that from this afternoon, Stu will no longer be partners and that Darren is back as the main suspect for the robbery. Jack gives her a look, and Mac asks if he was going to tell Stu the entire truth? Hmm, she thinks not.
Erinsborough High
Darren continues to get offended, but Stu cuts him off and tells him that he's got some good news.
DARREN: What, they start up a penal colony and they'll send me down to Tassie?
Stu informs him that his alibis for the two robberies have checked out and he is no longer an official suspect for the robberies. Once he's gone, Libby congratulates on the great news.
Coffee Shop
Susan and David are rather hyped up, as they compare how much work they've gotten done today. David thinks they're just “regular human dynamos” when they order two more lattes to go from Harold. (They're on the go now and can't stop)
From their own table, Serena makes a comment to Stingray about the “jittery freaks”. He doesn't quite hear her and gets up to do some homework.
Erinsborough High
Darren is still adamant to leave town, despite Libby saying everything has now changed. He didn't need her to fake that alibi for her, and despite this, no matter what happens, people will always doubt him. If she has only believed and trusted in him from the start, then things would be different. Libby says that when he first came back, she was just confused about her feelings. She hadn't loved anyone since Drew died and him being there made her feel so overwhelmed. Darren simply replies that she can't keep using Drew's death as an excuse and learn to trust people. She asks about the ring Lou told her about, but he says he sold it before leaving.
Police Station
Stu congratulates Steiger on his new promotion to station manager, when Steiger cuts straight down to business. He asks Mac if her request for change of partners still stands and she agrees. However, Steiger thinks that she has cited quite petty reasons to break up the otherwise effective partnership. He can't see anything really too bad that Stu has done and wants them to stay together for the time being.
STEIGER: Look, you're trained to deal with hardened criminals, I'm sure you can handle Parker.
No.28
Serena apologies for her “jittery freaks” comment in the Coffee Shop. Stingray is quite vague and doesn't really seem to care. She tries hinting at the fact they have the house to themselves but he says that Susan is in the backyard.
STINGRAY: Susan's out the back shearing the sheep.
SERENA: What?
STINGRAY: Cassie, she needs a haircut. I think the caffeine's kicking in again.
She wants to do something and suggests dumpster diving….however all Stingray wants to do is sit down and watch some TV.
Coffee Shop
While Harold serves Stu, he notes that he's had a bit of strange, loony people in here. People snapping for their orders and dancing about…like they're on something. Stu thinks that it's just the full moon which brings out the weirdos – just like Carla Cosmos, says Harold but Stu deftly replies he doesn't read that.
Stu tells Mac she thinks it's a good time for them to do work and she agrees. He tells her about Darren being dropped as a suspect. Mac is taken back at the news and despite his records, Stu says they've got a lot of work to do to catch the real culprit.
No.28
Susan brings in Stingray's skateboard, asking him next time to put it away in his room. She “rides” it over to him on the couch and gets excited. So excited she wants Scott to teach her how to ride! He just looks at her as if she's a crazy lady, but dutifully does a little trick. This excites Susan even more and wants him to teach her RIGHT NOW!
SUSAN: Show me that! Show me how to do that!
STINGRAY: What? No!
SUSAN: Go on please, please! I'll stop feeding you.
No.24
David busily scrubs the stove, much to Serena's disbelief as he has never done this before. She asks about Grandma Mavis's anniversary as she would like to also commemorate it with him and Lil. David, visibly pleased tells her that they usually just go and do some bird watching and drink some bubbly, as they were his mother's favourite things to do.
No.26
Stu informs Jack that Darren has been cleared as the main suspect…however, they do have some fresh evidence: a witness saw two men and one woman at the last robbery and they have provided them with an excellent description on one of the.
No.28
Susan dumps the wool from Cassie onto the table as she notices that Libby is looking sad and restless.
SUSAN: Oh I know what you need, a cup of coffee I'll put the kettle on.
Libby tearfully tells Susan that Darren is leaving and there is nothing she can do about it. She blames Karl for putting all of the doubts into her head and is about to rush over to him before Susan gently reminds her that she told her if she really thought Darren was innocent than nothing would get in her way. Susan immediately apologies, but Libby knows it's her fault and starts to sob in her arms.
No.26
Stu shows Jack a police portrait of the witness that isn't Jack or Mac. They leave when Jack says replies he has no clue of who the man is.
No.24 Driveway
David is extremely suspicious Stingray has washed his car and wants to know what practical joke he's been pulling. He points out that it's just soap and wanted to wash the car as a peace offering. He's about to spill the beans on the whole car-stealing situation when Serena walks up behind David and frantically gestures not to say a word. Watching him walk away, Serena asks David if he thinks Stingray is odd. David wholeheartedly agrees, but Serena says he's actually been acting normal and that's weird.
The Pub
As Jack gets his order from the bar, Stu asks if he'd like to have a drink with him and play some darts. Jack nervously asks why, quite paranoid at the thought. Stu reassures him that he's not on duty any more, but nevertheless declines his offer.
No.26
Mac sneaks up on Jack, scaring the life out of him. She's dressed in her party clothes and this puzzles Jack. He thought she'd be more freaked at the fact her mate Trevor is a splitting image of the photo Stu had. She reminds him what Stu also said, that “once the case goes cold it's as good as dropped”. Jack is still however edgy with her, quizzing hesr about the situation with her and Stu.
JACK: When were you gonna tell me you were two timing me with my mate Stu?
No.24
David blubbers on about Scott but Harold thinks he really is trying to change. “He could be trying to improve himself you know. It has been happen to know to the most stubborn of people.” David asks about what Harold wants to do Mavis' anniversary and Harold thought that a nice evening meal would be nice…unless he had something else in mind. David wholeheartedly goes along with this plan, much to Serena's piercing side glances.
No.28
Libby mindlessly watches television when Stingray sits down, bemoaning about geography and Eskimos. He sits down and makes some mindless chatter about school.
STINGRAY: For geography, they're taking us on an excursion to the South Pole. Pretty cold. And biology, taking us to a sex shop.
He says that love sucks, but Libby says not all the time.
No.26
Mac says she even tried to have Stu removed as her partner, but it wouldn't work. She didn't count on Stu developing a crush on her and why would she, when she was seeing him? He's also still skived about her losing his money however Mac produces a roll of cash…the entire amount, plus something a little extra for his worries. She says it's all cool now, so he now has no excuse not to go out. Jack finally agrees, and pops the money into a draw before ducking in to get changed.
City
“My Time” by Pete Murray plays over the last scenes. Darren in his car and stops.
No.28
Libby is still sitting on the couch and doesn't hear Susan's calls for dinner.
The phone rings. Cut between Number 28 and a phonebox.
LIBBY: Hello? Hello.
(Wasting my time, watch my life slip away)
DARREN: Libby…
LIBBY: Darren. Darren please speak to me.
(Wasting my time, watch my life slip away)
DARREN: Lib I just… (he fingers the ring)
(Should have known the difference between right and wrong / Shouldn't sit around throwing stones)
LIBBY: You don't have to go. This has just been a stupid mistake. Please just come back. I don't want you to leave me. I love you, don't go.
(Wasting my time, watch my life slip away)
Darren drops the phone, leaving the ring there. He doesn't hear Libby say she loves him.
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