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Neighbours Episode 5197 from 2007 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 5197: Assault and Pepper
Australian airdate: 24/04/07
UK airdate:
Writer: Drew Proffitt
Director: Richard Jasek
Guests: Oliver Barnes: David Hoflin
Mary Casey: Rowena Wallace
Carla Marshall: Bree Cahill
Music:
- "Violet Town" by The Brunswick Music Group
- "Elephants Graveyard" by The Brunswick Music Group
Summary/Images by: Alex/Lara
Recap
Frazer telling Rosie that people in chairs can fall in love and get married too, and her looking at his legs before telling him that perhaps the night after tomorrow they can have dinner, or lunch, or…whatever.
Mary doctoring the handle of the door to the nursery
Elle telling Paul this was all part of a plan because he betrayed his own family to get what he wants, and Oliver chipping in telling him he's signed over ownership…he's got nothing.
Lassiters
Paul asks Elle why she is ruining what should be a happy occasion. She reiterates that Lassiters doesn't belong to him anymore, but Paul just doesn't believe Oliver would have the spite to do this. But as Elle points out, when he found out Paul set up the Dylan and Carmella “indiscretion” as she diplomatically puts it, he revealed a new side. Elle points to Carmella and Oliver and tells her Dad that they are together, she and Oliver never were, and they were never in love, unlike her and Dylan.
PAUL: No, Dylan was never good enough for you and I rescued you from your own poor judgement.
ELLE: And now I'm returning the favour.
She tells him she had to do it before it was too late, and she walks off leaving a rather devastated Paul. Understandably, really.
Ramsay Street
Frazer is wheeled down a ramp off a truck and down onto the street. Quite quickly incidentally. He wheels himself off over to the pavement where Rosie has arrived. He's on day release and taking the wheelchair, or the “old girl”, out for a spin. Rosie doesn't know where Ringo is but Frazer tells her he came to see her. He says that he knows things were awkward last time but she jumps in telling him it's all her fault she never meant to look at his…(awkward pause) He tells her it's ok, she can say legs! Cue a rambling at speed Rosie telling him she's been trying so hard not to treat him any differently because of course he isn't any different apart from… (awkward pause as she looks at his legs again)
FRAZER: Legs!
She tells him she has no class. He doesn't think that though, she is just trying too hard. She agrees, she should just be honest, he's still egotistical and arrogant. Ooops, has she been too honest?
FRAZER: Hey, I am paralysed you know!
He doesn't want her to tiptoe around it, he is more than happy to talk about it. Especially with her. But as it's his one day of freedom they are off to the pub!
Lassiters
Elle walks past a dejected looking Paul over to Oliver and Carmella, who want to know why he is still here. Elle thinks it's because he's waiting for her to come to his senses. They watch as Paul asks a nearby waiter to take his glass, but is ignored. He tries to ask a waitress, who he doesn't know the name of, to shut the place down but she tells him if he doesn't like it he should leave. Paul is outraged, telling her not to speak to him like that and the old celebrity favourite, do you know who I am? She has to shut it down and also throw out the clown and the blonde. Presumably Oliver and Elle. She does know who he is, but the only people who she takes orders from are Miss Robinson and Mr Barnes. Oh, and her name is Carla, and she has only worked here for five years. She stalks off leaving a rather amused trio watching Paul. Paul tells Oliver he doesn't know who he is dealing with, but Oliver taunts him with the description of a selfish man with delusions of grandeur. Paul tries to punch him but Oliver simply grabs him and tells him Paul doesn't know who he is dealing with. He is just taking him down for the fun of it. He calls over security telling them to eject this drunk, but Elle looks rather upset as Paul is dragged away.
Scarlet Bar
Rosie talks about modifications to the house, ramps and the like. And when it is all done he shall be able to come and go as normal! Of course some things are going to require more effort. He tells her he might not be able to do some things at all, things which he used to do very capably…he is begging Rosie to get the hint here, which she does, thankfully. He knows she was wondering though. She acknowledges that she had been thinking that the quality of his relationships might be affected. Frazer laughs at the Queen of the Euphemism. The doctors can't say for sure and he has heard some stories at the gym suggesting anything is possible. He goads Rosie into hearing them by calling her a prude, and fortunately at this point we cut to…
Mary's Lair
Mary seems surprised to see Pepper but that is because she isn't expected for another couple of hours. Pepper offers to come back but Mary insists she is never an inconvenience. As she brings her in, we see her locking the door. Pepper digs herself into a hole by saying that she doesn't have anything better to do with her afternoon, but then back tracks saying even if she did she would still want to be here. Mary laughs and tells her it is fine. Pepper was supposed to have lunch with Rosie but then she got a better offer. As she is speaking she glances down at the flowers on the table and realises the same ones were found by Frazer on the doorstep of number 30. Looking unsettled she volunteers to go out and get some scones. Mary tells her she is cooking some, but Pepper tells her that she isn't her mother and she feels uncomfortable with the situation and wants to go, but she won't be long. She walks to the door and tries to get out, but of course Mary locked it earlier. Mary come through to find Pepper struggling as we cut to an ad break.
Scarlet Bar
Frazer is finishing off a story, but Rosie tells him to stop, she has heard enough. She suggests heading down to the races but Frazer doesn't want to bother because they have the internet. He wants to concentrate on getting fit and wants Rose to help with some strength exercises in the pool. Just as Rosie agrees Paul rushes in and grabs her. She tells Paul to keep his hands off her, but he wants to know why she never answers her mobile. She angrily tells him her work mobile is switched off because she is having lunch with a friend. He needs her help and he needs it now though apparently. She tells him to come into the office on Monday and she isn't at his beck and call. Frazer tells her to go and he will wait but looks rather interested by the whole exchange as they leave the Scarlet Bar.
Rosie's Office
Paul is desperate that the documents aren't binding because they got him to sign under false pretences. Rosie is annoyed that she didn't check them over first because she never would have let him sign them, but Paul points out he trusted them because Elle is his daughter. There is no way he can contest though, because he signed everything over of his own free will and he initiated the deal. Pauls' world crumbles further as Rosie tells him that they even control his shares and investments and even bank accounts, he has absolutely nothing. Just like Oliver said actually.
Pool at No.30
Strengthening exercises consist of paddling across the pool on a float. Frazer is trying to get Rosie to tell him what the exchange was all about as he is convinced Paul has lost a lot of money. Clearly he hasn't realised the full extent of it though as he is guessing things like Paul has been overcharged. Rosie is adamant that she won't betray her client's confidence no matter how long he keeps guessing. Rosie reaches the side first and declares she has won, but Frazer maintains she was kicking her legs. Rosie asks what he wants to do now and he looks all suggestive. Interesting, given the news in the Scarlet Bar. She says they are just friends and he suggests a foot massage and she is glad to oblige. Rosie wants to know if Frazer's reluctance to go to the race track earlier was a phobia of his following the accident, but he denies it. She asks him to stay the night, in his bed of course, but just not at the hospital, so they can have a nice meal and watch rubbish television. He agrees as long as she doesn't pscho-analyse him over the horses. As they lean in for the kiss, Rosie breaks away at the last minute to worry about the lack of outside ramps, but Frazer reckons he will be fine.
No.22
Elle wanders around anxiously and just as she settles distractedly onto the sofa with a magazine Paul tries to get in. But his key won't work. Elle yells through the door that she has changed the locks. He just wants in to talk to her, but not for long so they can straighten the whole mess out, because Paul reckons Oliver put her up to this. He says he has learnt his lesson, and when Elle asks what lesson he says to be a better person and father. He says he needs her help to change and that he forgives her. Up until that moment Elle looked like breaking and letting him in, now she just thanks him through the door and tells him to go away. Paul hammers on the door telling Elle to let him into his house. Elle delivers the final devastating blow that the house is hers and he is never coming in again.
Mary's Lair
Sinister childish music plays as Pepper suddenly wakes up and switches on the light. We can see she is in the nursery surrounded by creepy china dolls staring at her. She gets up and looks sadly at all the pictures of the girl on the night stand and then tries the door. But it's locked. She rattles it desperately and then tries the window, but that is also locked, and the sinister music plays on as we cut for another ad break.
Lassiters
Oliver is thanking the staff for their hard work as Carmella looks on. He reassures them that the new bosses will know their names and listen to any ideas they may have, and they won't be sacked for having ideas! My favourite phrase is “Our hotel is your hotel”, but Oliver also informs them that despite his family history this is his first hotel and that they are the guinea pigs, but it will be worthwhile, starting with free champagne! They look rather pleased with that and Oliver shakes a few hands. Carmella comes over once the extras depart and tells him it was a nice speech! Humour, sincerity and a surprise twist. She wasn't aware he was planning on being hands on. He now thinks it's a good idea and he can put into practice all his Dad taught him. But surprise surprise, Carmella doesn't want him and Elle working so closely together. Apparently Elle makes lovey eyes at Oliver when nobody is looking, despite the fact that it is all supposed to be an act. Oliver tells her that Elle just doesn't like leaving things to chance, and the only one he is making lovey eyes at is Carmella. He kisses her and gets back to work.
No.22
Elle peering through the blinds. Paul appears in the kitchen, reminding her hhe always told her to engage the dead bolt. She wants to call the police but Paul snatches the phone saying they can't arrest him for breaking into his own home. She reminds him he signed the house over to her, and she has outsmarted him. Paul says he will stick around until the police get there so he can share with them all about Elle's involvement with a certain blowing up incident. Elle reminds him he destroyed all the evidence of that. Paul grabs his head and rolls around in agony. Elle's voice goes all squeaky and unclear as she calls the police, not believing a second of Paul's actions.
Mary's Lair
Mary's eye comes up to the peep hole to the nursery and Pepper catches sight of it. She asks what is going on and Mary apologises for the bump to the head but it wasn't intentional, Pepper was just so keen on leaving. Pepper asks if Kevin put Mary up to this and Mary says no, he doesn't know anything about it. Lightbulb moment for Pepper as she realises Mary did it all. Mary refuses to let her out and pushes some tea through the cat flap in the door. She tells her to stop being a petulant child, but a struggling Pepper maintains she isn't a child, so Mary tells her to stop behaving like one. Pepper is told to sit in there and think about what she's done. As Pepper struggles against the door she realises Mary has vanished from the peephole and gives up. Sinister music is of course playing throughout these scenes.
Ramsay Street
Rosie and Frazer are laughing over by No.30 as he refuses help up the steps from her girly arms, when they see Paul being led away from No.22 by police. Then Carmella and Oliver draw up in a car just in time to see this as well. Rosie reckons Paul might need his lawyer and dashes over. Paul asks Ollie if he sold tickets to see this but he and Carmella are just as baffled, this wasn't part of the plan. Paul tells an upset Elle if he dies it will be on her conscience. Ollie tells Carmella he will go and talk to Elle.
CARMELLA: No, let me do it. Well if there is anyone who knows what it's like to have your father arrested, it's me, right?
Paul just looks at Elle as he is driven away and we cut to the final break.
No.22
Carmella passes Elle some camomile, saying this is just what she needs. Elle wonders why Carmella is doing this, and she says it is because Elle is Oliver's friend. Plus, she thought they could have a talk. Elle isn't in the mood for chit-chat, but Carmella wants a more serious conversation, like the fact Elle is in love with Oliver. Elle denies it but Carmella refuses to believe her, which Elle reckons is fair enough. Carmella also reckons Elle has been trying to steal him away. She tells Elle she is a better person than she used to be and she respects her for that.
Mary's Lair
Sinister music as Mary's eye appears at the peephole again to see Pepper at the window. Pepper says she wants a mature chat about it. Losing the baby was tough on all of them, but they have to move on. Pepper says she thinks about it every day but wants to work it out properly through seeing a counsellor. Mary reckons she is doing it properly because she has seen Pepper out having fun. Pepper points out it was so long ago but Mary carries on with indignation at Pepper's fun only a month ago, and Pepper realises that was when she started sending the packages. Mary tells her to look at the calendar, April 9th when her granddaughter was taken away.
MARY: I haven't lived a full day since, and now, neither will you.
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Elle Robinson

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Elle Robinson

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Pepper Steiger

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