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Neighbours Episode 5324 from 2007 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 5324
Australian airdate: 19/10/07
UK airdate:
Writer: Helen MacWhirter
Director: Tony Osicka
Guests: Matthew Molony – Jude Troy
Joan Sydney – Valda Sheergold
Music:
- "Quiet Clear Pool" by Skinful
Summary/Images by: Chloe/Emily
Recap
Frazer tells Ringo he won't be running the half marathon
Oliver pushing Riley over in the marathon
Susan seeing Bridget return home.
The brick being thrown and hitting Rachel and then the car speeding away
Riley and Oliver fighting just before the marathon finishing line
Half-marathon finishing line
Riley and Oliver continue to fight but are separated by Frazer and Steve. The two of them shout insults at one another. Valda, Harold and Lou look on and wonder what's going on. Once the two are separated, Oliver goes to speak with someone, as does Frazer who chases after Ringo.
General Store
Harold and Lou have obviously recovered from the marathon speedily. They're looking at the newspapers which have letters sent in about Susan. Two of them read:
“I am outraged and appalled by our slack legal system. How can Susan Kinski commit one heinous crime after another and not be locked up. She needs to be removed from society before she can do any more damage.”
“Shame, Mrs Kinski, shame. Do you have a conscience? Have the decency to behave in an appropriate manner after casing such widespread pain and suffering in the community. Thank you to this newspaper for exposing the truth of the situation.”
Harold and Lou both agree that they should hide the copies so Karl doesn't buy them.
Ringo runs in, shortly followed by Frazer. Ringo said the marathon was important to him and so he had to run it – and he did win! Frazer thinks this was at the expense of the exams. After a bit of a mini-telling off Frazer congratulates his brother, but he's not off the hook.
Pepper comes over bringing Ringo his trophy and tells Frazer that Rosie is waiting for him. Pepper is very excited about Ringo's win and puts her arms around him, jumping around. Rachel looks on and Zeke sees Karl come in jokingly telling them to call an ambulance.
Back over with Pepper and Ringo she tells him fluids are very important and give shim a protein bar. Ringo notices Karl, who looks like he really does need an ambulance (considering he's had a heart attack in the past it's not surprising really is it?). Ringo sneakily drops the bar into a bin and heads over to Karl and the Kinski kids. As Pepper throws away the wrapper o her protein bar she notices Ringo's in the bin.
Charlie's
Elle is pretty disgraced at Oliver's behaviour at the half-marathon. Oliver tells Elle that if she wants Riley then it's fine by him. Elle is a bit surprised the fight was about her, but Oliver says that some prizes are worth fighting for. Elle takes this the wrong way – she says she's not a prize to be fought over and to show off to people. She looks over at Riley and says that Oliver is just as bad as him. Riley looks on.
General Store
Valda is showing off her trophy and she's proud she got it without cheating – unlike some. However, Lou says she was entered in the wrong category and so she shouldn't accept it really. Lou goes over to help Carmella with the veg, and then gets Rachel and Ringo, who were admiring Valda's trophy, to collect the rest of the fruit and veg.
Carmella admires Valda's trophy also and Valda hands over a business card of someone who should be able to help her set up a webpage for her business. Carmella's aim is to increase profits by 15% so that she can afford extra help.
Karl's come in to get a paper. Harold looks awkward and says he's sold the last one. Karl can't believe it, but he doesn't have to because Valda says there's a big pile under the counter. Karl sees through it and second guesses that there's more letters. Susan, who's been getting a drink walks over. Harold reminds them it's only words. Susan pays and thanks Harold.
Number 28
Karl shows the letters to Toadie, and thinks they can claim media interference in Susan's trial. Toadie reminds Karl there won't be a trial if Susan pleads guilty. Susan remains adamant that she will be pleading guilty, she doesn't need a jury to determine her guilt. Susan knows she'll be punished and Toadie says it's likely to be jail. Karl says he won't let that happen. Susan seems to be getting a little angry now and says once more that she won't be changing her plea. She's rubbing her hands at this point, and asks Toadie if there's anything else. To which there isn't and she leaves the table.
Karl asks Toadie what they can do, because he is her lawyer after all. Karl pleads with Toadie to make her change her mind. But Toadie says he can only give advice and not make her follow it.
KARL: She's so convinced she's right, I can't have any impact on her. (He sighs) Toadie, Susan and I have been through a hell of a lot and we've got through it by communicating but this is just…her idea of justice is going to tear the family to pieces. And I can't do anything about it.
General Store
Riley tries to go and talk to Elle, but she ignores him and goes to drink her coffee outside. He goes back over to Steve who says that men have always fought over women. Riley says Elle is just a friend and Steve says that's all she'll ever be if he carries on the way he is.
Rosie thinks the business going online is a good idea, but Carmella says it's just far too expensive - $20,000. She only has half of that money.
ROSIE: What about Olly?
CARMELLA: I'm gonna be a single mother, I've got to learn to do things on my own.
ROSIE: Or do you?
Carmella looks confused.
Number 28
Adam has come round to tell Karl and Susan that he has a suspect for the brick through the window incident. Karl doesn't understand why he can't charge them, but Adam says there's not enough evidence.
ADAM: Zeke only partially ID-d the number plate
KARL: He gave you make and model, you want the guys tax-file number?
Susan tells Karl not to go on and they let Adam go. Susan walks over towards the table and asks if Karl can just let it go. Apparently not. He gets angry at the newspaper, threatening to sue them all. Susan keeps telling Karl o let it go, but he won't.
SUSAN: I am the reason Rachel is hurt, just be angry at me.
KARL: Well you know, I am. You had no business driving that car. You were tired, you weren't well – how could you have been so stupid?
Susan looks on in shock – as do I! Karl reads this and apologises. Susan sits down at the table and says she's asked herself over and over. She nearly killed someone and she has to live with that for the rest of her life. Karl sits down also.
KARL: Well, you know, we all will. If you don't change your plea we'll all be punished as well.
Susan looks at him, but apologises, she can't change her plea.
General Store
Rosie's going to give Carmella $10,000! Carmella isn't sure, but Rosie says it's left over from Rebecchi Carmenetti. Rosie says Frazer will be fine about it and they'll call it a business loan. Rosie says she'll have to check with Toadie as well. And as if by magic he appears and sits down with them.
ROSIE: Ah! The $50,000 - Frazer's settlement money
TOADIE: Oh yes. Spent it. (loud laughter)
After some serious looking faces Toadie admits that it was in fact a joke. Rosie explains why Carmella needs the money and Toadie says it's absolutely fine, it's a great idea. After all, she's putting in $40,000 and that's good enough! Carmella isn't sure how to thank them and she hugs Toadie and then Rosie and runs off to phone the web designer.
ROSIE: Have I ever told you what a great partner you are?
TOADIE: Oh, I'm not so sure about that.
Rosie takes a guess it's Susan's case and she's still pleading guilty. Spot on guess there!
Frazer comes in and sits down and Toadie thinks he's a very generous brother in law! No, Toadie – because Rosie hasn't told him yet! Toadie departs and Rosie laughs awkwardly.
Number 28
Guess who's washing up? Yes it's Susie-Q! Zeke offers to help but Susan's pretty much done. Susan gets Zeke to get some parsley for her whilst she goes over to talk to Karl who's not really speaking to her.
SUSAN: I've been thinking about what you said before (Karl looks optimistic). No, no, no I haven't changed my mind but Id o think we need to make some plans for the future of the family and be prepared for the very real possibility that I could end up going to jail.
Karl and Susan have a very very heated argument. Karl calls Susan a martyr, which Susan disagrees with and she just needs to know they can cope. But Karl isn't coping at all.
SUSAN: You're the one who said someone has to pay.
KARL: No, don't throw that back into my face. I was talking about what happened to Rachel.
SUSAN: And I'm talking about what I did to Bridget!
Karl reminds Susan that that was an accident. Susan realises that all this has the potential to hurt the family, but Karl cuts her off not being able to believe what he's hearing. Both are shouting at this point.
SUSAN: Karl! Karl! Listen to me! I nearly killed Bridget that is the single most important thing here.
KARL: How many times do I have to say this? People make mistakes and people forgive mistakes.
SUSAN: If I plead not guilty it's as good as saying it wasn't my fault.
KARL: Well it wasn't!
SUSAN: Karl you said yourself I should never have been driving that day!
Karl thinks the jury should judge that but Susan couldn't stand the though of putting the Parker's through court. Still shouting, Karl realises he's not going to say anything that will convince Susan.
Zeke walks in talking about parsley and both Karl and Susan turn to face him. He can sense something is wrong and makes a hasty exit to his room.
Number 30
Rachel is trying to tutor Ringo it would seem. Pepper decides to try out her new museli bars on them and Ringo declines, he wouldn't want to ruin his dinner. Pepper is obviously getting suspicious and Ringo senses this and leaves the table. He goes to look for his shoes to go running again.
PEPPER: He's looking pretty buff these days.
Pepper thinks he must be eating a lot to have the energy for all the running and training he's doing.
RACHEL: What's with the sudden interest in Ringo's body?
PEPPER: Oh, woah, not that kind of interest. Oh Rachel, come on, please! I'm his schoolteacher.
Rachel doesn't look impressed nor convinced and so opts to go home. Pepper rolls her eyes.
Charlie's
Carmella is having a meeting with the web designer who thinks the website should be up and running in a little while and thinks it'll double her clients, easily. Carmella tells her to leave it with her and she'll sign and give him the cheque tomorrow. They shake hands and he leaves, as Rosie and Frazer walk in. She watches them.
Frazer can't believe he did this without consulting her. Rosie admits that she stuffed up but just wanted the best for her sister. She just caught up in the moment. Carmella comes over and says it's OK $10,000 is a big ask. Frazer says he's fine with it, but Carmella isn't sure and says she may not need it anyway and will go to the bank instead. She says it's all sorted anyway and she's seeing him soon. Unconvinced, Rosie tells Carmella to let them know how it goes.
Number 30
Pepper is doing the washing up after dinner and Ringo tells her it was absolutely delicious.
PEPPER: Are you sure? You don't have the urge to run outside and drink all the water in the pool?
RINGO: Why?
PEPPER: Because I mixed a whole salt shaker into that.
Uh oh – has Ringo been rumbled? Well, Ringo compliments her cooking – it must be getting better. But Pepper says this isn't a joke and she did it on purpose to see if he'd eat it, and he didn't.
RINGO: I had one bite and it tasted like crap so I threw it out.
PEPPER: You're lying.
RINGO: Pep, I just didn't want to hurt your feelings.
Ringo tells her to get off his case and Pepper says she knows what happens when kids go through this and she knows the signs. Ringo claims not to know what she means – but Pepper says he knows he does. Pepper will keep his secret, if he accepts her help.
Number 28
Karl's on the sofa and Zeke joins him. They agree to watch the “'98 final”, but Karl bargains only the first half. Zeke thinks it's been a long day, with the running and everything.
ZEKE: You alright?
KARL: I'm just tired mate. (long pause) Sick and tired of everything.
Karl gets up and practically runs out of the house.
Number 30
Ringo is still trying to persuade Pepper that he doesn't have a problem. Pepper thinks he must be hungry because he ran 2km today.
PEPPER: Ringo, this is not going to go away, no matter how much you pretend everything is fine.
RINGO: No. You need to get yourself a cat or something that way you can count out its little cat biscuits…
Pepper cuts him off and says that after the Carmella thing he must feel people have taken over his life. Pepper says she's been watching him (Oh, a bit stalker-ish isn't it?!), and Ringo tells her to get her own life. She lists of a ream of things that she's noticed about him but he defends himself saying that everyone is worried about obesity but when you try to say fit people think you have a problem. They argue more, and pepper urges him to talk to her. With that, he runs out.
Number 26
Karl knocks on the door and Miranda answers.
KARL: We need to talk.
Steve appears in the background. Karl wants to ask for Miranda's help about Susan's committal hearing – he needs Miranda to convince her to fight, to keep his family together.
MIRANDA: Your family? What about mine?
Karl thinks that's fair enough but says that locking Susan up won't heal Bridget any faster.
MIRANDA: No but it might make others think twice before they run someone over and then leave them to die.
Karl says Susan is pleading guilty because she thinks that's what they need, Miranda thinks she's just taking responsibility. Karl's getting a bit teary-eyed at this point.
KARL: Your family? Can you imagine if you lost them? Because you see that's what I'm facing here. And it's not just me there's Rachel and Zeke as well.
MIRANDA: Oh, don't you dare bring them into this.
KARL: But I have to! Please, I'm begging you, just tell her you forgive her. It's all she needs.
Bridget appears in the background as well and wonders what's going on. Miranda tells her he was just leaving. She asks him to say hi to Rachel for her, to which he responds that he will. She continues to the kitchen
MIRANDA: Goodnight Karl.
KARL: Would you please just think about it?
MIRANDA: Goodnight.
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