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Neighbours Episode 4549 from 2004 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 4549: Under The Influence
Australian airdate: 19/08/04
UK airdate: 02/11/04
Writer: Helen MacWhirter
Director: Gary Conway
Guests: Olivia MacPherson: Sylvie de Crespigny
Dr. Trembath: Prue Robbins
Luke Murnane: Samuel Di Natale
Music:
Summary/Images by: Phil/Karen (Katie)
Recap
Jack's car crash.
Serena surprised by Stingray's behaviour from the pills.
Jack in hospital, getting upset and then requiring medical attention.
Hospital
A doctor attends to Jack, and explains to Steph that the x-rays show a punctured lung, causing considerable bleeding to the chest. She asks Steph and Max to leave the room. Max has to pull Steph out. Out of the room, she really breaks down, and it's a good thing Max is there for her.
Number 30
Connor and Toadie are carrying the TV into the kitchen. When asked by Stu they explain that it saves them having to walk to and from the fridge all day. Connor says it was either that or take the fridge into the lounge room. Toadie suggests that maybe they should bring the couch into the kitchen too. Stu's ticked off because he has to work, so he can't stay home and watch the football game with them. The boys promise to tape it for him. Connor and Toadie make sure they have everything: food, drink, TV, then Stu suggests giant hands, and they run off excitedly to get them.
Hospital
Max is sitting in the waiting room, while Steph is pacing. She's still blaming herself for the accident. She tried to stop it, but didn't try hard enough, and she feels horrible for breaking her promise to stand by him. She eventually sits down in a chair next to Max.
Number 30
Toadie and Connor return to the kitchen with their giant hands. Toadie is shocked when he discovers Connor's is a blank and white one. He's supporting Collingwood, not Essendon, just for the money.
The boys make a bet: if Collingwood wins, Toadie has to wear Connor's giant hand for a week, and Stu has to wear a Collingwood beanie. They shake giant hands on it.
Bishop house
Harold's working out the cost of the damages. It's about $5000, if he replaces everything that was wrecked. He can't claim insurance on it, because it's only valid if he installed circuit breakers in the house, which he didn't. David tells him he would help if he could, and Harold says not to worry, he'll replace a lot of the stuff with second hand things. Lil comes in saying she prefers the clothes line to the dryer, because the clothes have a nice fresh air smell to them. Serena, desperate for something to do because nothing in the house works, helps her fold the clothes. She mentions Stingray, and tells Lil how different he's become. She wants to break up with him, but thinks it'll be too cruel, because he's trying so hard to change. Lil tells her she can't base a relationship on pity.
Kennedy house
Toadie has come over to invite Stingray to watch the game with him. Stingray says he'll give it a miss. Toadie is shocked. “But you love the footy! So much so that you run around nude!” Stingray says he has plans with Serena and Connor wouldn't want him over there anyway. Toadie mentions Connor's sudden support for Collingwood, and Stingray agrees that it's funny, but doesn't laugh. He tells Toadie that Serena is still freaked out about him taking David's car, and he's trying to prove to her that he's changed now that he's on the medication. Toadie asks if he thinks the medication is working. Stingray asks what he thinks. Toadie says he thinks it's working too well. He's missing something that makes him, him. Stingray says that's good, it's the thing that always gets him into strife. He gets annoyed and says that if he doesn't take the pills he's a total cake-taker, but when he does, he's a zombie. Toadie asks if that's how he really feels, and Stingray says he feels normal, and that's how he wants to feel. Toadie says that would be alright if he was happy, but maybe he's taking medication for something he doesn't have. Stingray tells him he is happy, but doesn't sound convincing.
Number 30
Connor has dressed Bob in Collingwood colours. The couch is now in the kitchen. Toadie returns and reminds Stu that he has some criminals to catch. Stu looks at his watch and realises he'll be late and runs out the door. Toadie takes the clothes off Bob and tells Connor it's not funny. Toadie tells him about visiting Stingray. He has another go at Connor for supporting Collingwood, and tells him it's a lifetime commitment. Connor tells him he is committed. He loves the theme songs, and the face painting, and the way that the umpires can run as fast backwards and they can forwards, and how the little kids come on during halftime. “That'll be me and Maddy one day”. Toadie tells him that footy is about beer and abusing the umpire, why ruin it by taking a kid along.
Hospital
The doctor tells Jack there will be some pain, and if it gets too bad, let a nurse know. Steph is allowed back in. Jack tells her he feels like he's about to die. Steph says he's not, but he has to promise her that he'll stay clean. Jack does promise, and asks her not to tell their parents. Steph says she has to, but Jack begs her not to, he's disappointed them enough.
Coffee Shop
Stu and Mac are on duty again. Mac tells him a few things they have to do, then Stu is about to leave when he realises Mac isn't. She suddenly starts crying and tells Stu she can't do this anymore.
Hospital
Steph comes out of the room again. She tells Max she has decided not to tell their parents. Max says he could use their support, but Steph tells him Jack thinks it'll only disappoint them. Max tells her that if one of his kids had an addiction and practically killed themselves, he'd want to know, and he'd find it hard to deal with if someone kept that information from him. It's not like he threw a party while they were away for the weekend, it's serious.
Park
Stu and Mac talk about Mac's decision to resign. Mac says her life is spinning out of control, and she just wants to get away and start again. She's made too many mistakes, big mistakes, and she thought she could handle it, but she can't. Stu tells her she's great at her job, but Mac just says she's a hypocrite. Stu tells her she can learn from her mistakes, just like he did when he was in a cult. Nothing's so bad that it can't be overcome. Some boys behind them have got a ball stuck in a tree, and to distract Mac from her troubles, he tells her there's some serious police business that needs their immediate attention. They get up and help the boys.
Bishop house
Max comes around to tell the Bishops about Jack's condition. He also lets them know of Steph's decision not to tell her parents. Lil doesn't understand the secrecy and thinks Joe and Lyn should know. Max decides to tell them about Jack's drugs. They all agree to keep it to themselves. After Max leaves, David starts ranting about the youth of today being on drugs and making their parents ashamed of them. Lil tells him it's none of their business. David keeps going on. “What if there was a passenger in the car? What if he hit a pedestrian? These people are never content to ruin their own lives, they have to drag everyone else down.” Harold reminds him that just before he was full of praises for Jack. David says that was before he knew. He wonders if he's had any influence on Serena.
Park
Mac and Stu have some fun rescuing the boy's football. Mac stands on Stu's shoulders to reach it. She throws it down to the boys and they thank the officers, and one boy says to the others “she was hot”. After they run off to play, Stu mentions that the job is rewarding. He asks if she still wants to resign now that she's those boys' hero, and she's “hot”.
Coffee Shop
Serena tells Stingray she thought he'd be watching football. She tries to stir him, talking about how cute the players are. Nothing. Serena starts to break up with him, which upsets Stingray. He tells her that if she's worried he'll do something stupid again, he won't, the stuff he's taking is making him normal. Serena changes her mind, and instead says that their relationship isn't going to work unless he helps her finish her muffin.
Hospital
Mac comes to visit Jack. She tells him she brought him some “sugar” to cheer him up, but Jack tells her he's given it up. He tells Mac it's good to see her, he didn't think he would. He didn't expect anything from her. Mac says she realises it could so easily have been herself. Seeing him wrapped around the pole really brought her to her senses, and she doesn't want to keep going. Jack says he doesn't either. Mac says that's why she thinks they shouldn't see each other anymore. She kisses him and leaves.
Pub
Max updates the footy tipping page and congratulates Connor, who has the lead all to himself. David, who was having dinner with Lil, joins Toadie and Connor to talk about football. He asks what Connor's hot tip of the weekend. Connor says Collingwood to beat anyone. David tries to brag, saying he used to play, but Lil comes over and tells him he never played in his life, he just handed out the orange juice at half time. She tells him his dinner is getting cold. Toadie points his giant Collingwood hand at David and tells him he better go, and David says he'll go when he's good and ready.
“David!” Lil calls from their table.
“And I'm ready,” David says.
David joins Lil and tells her she didn't have to embarrass him like that, he was trying to preserve the last little manhood he had left, what with their finances the way they are. Lil says he's more than enough man for her.
Max tells Connor and Toadie about the first time he took Boyd to a game. He (Boyd that is) stuffed himself with so much junk food he threw up on the man in front of him. Toadie comments to Connor that he's been talking about kids to him all day. Connor says he's trying to get him to notice the positives. Toadie tells him he doesn't want any kids. Connor says that perhaps it's not all about him. Toadie asks him what Sindi has been saying. Connor tells him she wants babies, and now.
Bishop house
Lil and Harold are trying to set up an ancient TV that Susan has given them (she was going to throw it out). Lil, trying to follow Harold's directions, holds the antenna up too high and unplugs it from the back of the TV. Lil asks how Serena went with Stingray, and she says she couldn't break up with him because she though he was going to lose it. David tells her that Stingray lost it a long time ago. Serena says he needs her right now, and if she breaks up with him, he might go off the medication. Lil says she can't be responsible for him. Serena says she wants what's best for Stingray. Harold asks Lil to get her a torch from the laundry. When it's just Serena and Harold in the lounge room, Harold tells her that he thinks what she's doing in a very fine thing. Stingray's going through a very difficult time and needs friends. Once he's readjusted to all the new things in his life, things will work out for the both of them.
Hospital
Stu and Mac pay Jack a visit. Unfortunately it's not a social call. Stu tells him that the toxicology report shows there were traces of a non-prescription drug in his system at the time of the crash. He has to charge Jack for driving under the influence of an illegal substance.
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