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Neighbours Episode 4544 from 2004 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 4544: Clean Up Your Own Mess
Australian airdate: 12/08/04
UK airdate: 26/10/04
Writer: Michael O’Rourke
Director: Chris Adshead
Guests: Tom Scully: Andrew Larkins
Music:
Summary/Images by: Phil/Karen (Katie)
Recap
Karl insisting Izzy have an ultrasound.
Izzy looking at her ultrasound and noticing that it is dated several weeks before what Karl thinks it is.
Steph demanding an explanation from Jack.
Scully house
Steph tells Jack she doesn't believe his lame excuse for wearing women's clothes and wants to know what has happened. Jack overreacts and tells Steph she might as well call their parents now if she won't trust him. Steph says she doesn't want to, she just wants to get through to him somehow. She begs him to let her help him.
Lassiter's complex
A baby expo is being held, and Karl and Izzy are there. Karl picks up an article of clothing that looks like a miniskirt or something (this summary is written by a male) and wonders what it's meant to cover. Izzy points out that it's actually a belt. Izzy holds up a dress against herself.
“Beautiful,” Karl comments. “The dress is nice too.” Connor catches Sindi looking at a maternity dress and asks if there's something she hasn't told them yet. Sindi explains that she's just finding something nice for Maddy. Connor says that if she's getting clucky, she's got a battle on her hands with Toadie. They talk about his reluctance to reproduce.
Scully house
Jack finishes explaining his addiction, saying he just had to keep going back for more. And he explains what really happened the night before (as much as he remembers anyway). He has no idea how he busted up his knuckles either. Did he punch someone, hit a wall? He gets more and more upset, and Steph comforts him and thanks him for finally opening up. Jack admits that he's been acting like a madman, and he's stuffed up his uni course. Steph promises that she'll help him find a way to fix it all up.
Baby expo
Sindi has ended up buying several items and admits to Connor that they're not all for Maddy, and she's feeling just a little bit clucky. She also tells him not to tell Toadie. Izzy and Karl are looking at stuffed animals. Izzy asks Karl what happens if she just gets sick of it all after a while. Would that make her a bad mother? Karl says it would, but it's just as well she's talking hypothetically. Karl suggests that until the baby arrives they should make everything as romantic as possible. On their way to a nice restaurant, they bump into Tom, who comments that it's nice to see the two of them are still going strong. Fortunately for Izzy, Karl doesn't think much of this comment.
Scully house
Steph and Jack go over the books, cutting costs as much as possible for the business. While they can't cut the wages for the other workers, they decide Jack will need a pay-cut. Steph rearranges her work hours so she can help out. She also wants Jack to get some professional help. Jack realises that while his wages will be cut, it won't solve the cash flow problem. They need the insurance money as soon as possible. Steph says she can sell a few of her things. Jack tries to stop her, but Steph says that she wants to, after all, Jack helped her through her cancer. She wants to return the favour.
Hoyland house
Steph, now in the safety of her own home, complains about Jack, being so spoilt and immature sometimes. “He can be such an idiot at times,” she says. Summer, only just walking into the room, asks “What's Jack done now?” She wants to know about Jack, but Max asks if he and Steph can have some space. Steph also asks her not to tell anyone what she just heard her say. Summer goes off to bed. Max asks if she's getting too involved in Jack's problem. Maybe it's time Jack learned how to sort out his own mess. Steph can't believe what she's hearing. Max stands by Izzy no matter how low she sinks, then tells her she shouldn't help her own brother. Max apologises.
Pub
Connor's on the phone with Lori, begging her to let him see Maddy again. He tells Sindi about it. She was going to bring her for a visit, but apparently she's too busy now with work. Sindi believes that Lori may have been telling the truth, it's not easy to balance a job and motherhood. She says that Connor's just being paranoid. If he learns to be flexible, it'll all work out. “Really?” Connor asks.
“No,” Sindi says. “From a very early age, us women are taught how to get our own way, so you're cactus.” She then starts laughing at Connor. “You're funny,” he says sarcastically. Meanwhile, Karl and Izzy are having a few drinks. They loved the restaurant, and no one they know seems to know about it. They decide to keep it that way. Izzy just loved the whole night. Izzy excuses herself for a minute, and Karl sees Tom at the bar. Karl apologises for being rude earlier on when they met at the expo. He also wishes him and Susan all the best. Tom asks how things are going with Izzy, and Karl says that after three kids, he didn't think having a fourth could be so exciting.
Hoyland house
Steph spies on Jack's house through the lounge room curtain. Steph says that she thinks she got through to him tonight, and that Jack really seemed to appreciate her helping him out. Max asks her to come and sit down with him. “In a minute,” she says.
Scully house
Max pays Jack a visit. He tells Jack he's being incredibly selfish. He just goes on, doesn't care about the consequences, or who he hurts. He asks if he has any idea how much grief he's causing Steph at the moment. Jack asks if she's alright, and Max says she's not. She's got herself all wound up about it, and she doesn't need it. Max tells him to take control of his life. Jack says it's a bit rich coming from a bloke who abandoned his kids for a few years, pawning them off on his mother when things got rough. “My wife had just died,” Max says. “And so had their mother,” Jack replies. “It's a lot easier to not look in the mirror, isn't it?”
Realising Jack has won this round, Max simply says “You put one foot wrong, Jack, I'll have ya.” Later on, Steph comes over with some dinner for Jack, and finds him sitting on the floor, watching a video of one of his soccer matches, then lies back with his hands on his face. He still hasn't noticed Steph standing in the doorway.
Number 30
Sindi visits with some biscuits.
CONNOR: So what are you supposed to do with these?
SINDI: You eat them, silly.
CONNOR: Why? They look like engine parts.
SINDI: “Toadie's mother sent them for Stingray. Apparently Toadie is mad about these. Stingray asked me to bring them over. I told Stingray he should have brought them himself.”
CONNOR: It's a good thing he didn't.
Sindi says that Stingray is really sorry for what he did, and he's changed now that he's on medication. “If he was on his pills earlier,” says Connor, “maybe I'd still have access to Maddy.”
Summer pops in through the door to ask Sindi some advice. She wants to write an email to Caleb. Connor decides to make an exit, and Summer sits down with Sindi. She explains that Steph was helping out, but now she busy with other things (she stalls a few times, nearly mentioning Jack). Sindi reads through what she has so far. Seeing the look on her face, Summer guesses that she doesn't like it.
SINDI: Well, you really like this guy, right? I hate to say this, but it's a bit…
SUMMER: Too much?
SINDI: Not enough.
Summer explains that she didn't want him thinking she was too easy. Steph thought it would be better.
SINDI: Love Steph. Really, we do. But the girl's a mechanic, know what I mean? I think what we need is to sex up this email a bit.
SUMMER: Is that dirty?
SINDI: G-Rated dirty.
Scully house
Connor visits Jack, and gives him some shoes. “Thanks,” says a confused Jack. Connor asks for his. Connor points one out on the floor, and Jack finds Harvey chewing the other one. No, that's one of Jack's. Connor's other shoe is nearby though. Connor comments that it was a little weird, Jack walking down the street and asking to switch shoes. Jack asks Connor if he remembers who he was with at the time. He was with so many people he couldn't remember. Connor says h didn't introduce her, so he doesn't know. Connor leaves as Steph arrives with Karl. Jack says he doesn't need this. Karl says he doesn't want to lecture him, he just wants to chat.
Coffee Shop
Sindi reads back what they have written. “But I love helping people, so when they offered me a reward, I told them to give it to charity instead. But when the photographers came, they kept telling me I should be a model. But I'd rather be a vet, or maybe a scientist. I might even be an oceanographer and help save the Caspian Sea. Even though our time together was brief, I knew when we looked into each other's eyes, that our destinies would be entwined. I send you long slow kisses, and all my love, Summer.”
Sindi then suggests asking him his star sign, because that shows that she's not self-obsessed, and he has to answer. She tells Summer she didn't put too much in, you don't want to give too much away in the first email. Connor, who has witnessed most of this, tells them there won't be a next email. If he got an email like that, he'd freak out. He tells Summer to just be herself, but Sindi says not to listen to him. He interprets what he says to mean that he's been burned by love one too many times and now he wants everyone to be as miserable as he is. She tells Summer to send it and she guarantees Caleb will come running. “He'll be running alright,” Connor says. “Away.” Sindi and Connor make a $50 bet on the outcome of Summer sending that email.
Scully house
Karl tells Jack that he can come to him any time he needs to talk. He knows what it's like when things get out of control, and he wishes that sometimes he'd been smart enough to let people help him. Jack says he needs to talk to Steph alone. Karl leaves, and Steph thanks him for his help. Jack tells Steph she betrayed his trust. Steph says she wants him to get professional help. Jack reminds her that when she told him about her cancer, he didn't tell anyone. Steph says she was grateful for it, but now she realises it was unfair to put him under that pressure. Jack tells her to stop making excuses for herself. Steph says she's really sorry for telling Karl, but he won't be judgemental. She's just feeling way out of her depth, and she's worried that if Jack doesn't do something, there's only one way it will end.
Number 30
Connor walks in and finds out that Summer sent Sindi's email. She hasn't had a reply yet. Sindi has a million excuses. Caleb hasn't received it yet, Erinsmail might be down (“it's always crashing”), he might be away. Connor says that Sindi's $50 will come in handy.
Coffee Shop
Tom comes in and tells Sindi that she lied to him. Izzy says that telling Karl the truth wasn't as easy as he might think. Tom says that he can't stand by and watch her deceive Karl. Either she tells him, or Tom will. “You're a priest,” Izzy says. “Not any more,” says Tom.
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Steph Scully in Neighbours Episode 4544
Steph Scully

Izzy Hoyland, Karl Kennedy in Neighbours Episode 4544
Izzy Hoyland, Karl Kennedy

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Sindi Watts, Connor O'Neill

Steph Scully, Jack Scully in Neighbours Episode 4544
Steph Scully, Jack Scully

Connor O
Connor O'Neill

Tom Scully, Karl Kennedy in Neighbours Episode 4544
Tom Scully, Karl Kennedy

Steph Scully in Neighbours Episode 4544
Steph Scully

Max Hoyland in Neighbours Episode 4544
Max Hoyland

Jack Scully in Neighbours Episode 4544
Jack Scully

Sindi Watts, Summer Hoyland in Neighbours Episode 4544
Sindi Watts, Summer Hoyland

Sindi Watts in Neighbours Episode 4544
Sindi Watts

Karl Kennedy, Steph Scully in Neighbours Episode 4544
Karl Kennedy, Steph Scully

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Summer Hoyland, Connor O'Neill, Sindi Watts

Izzy Hoyland, Tom Scully in Neighbours Episode 4544
Izzy Hoyland, Tom Scully

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