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Neighbours Episode 5343 from 2007 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 5343
Australian airdate: 14/11/07
UK airdate:
Writer: Peter Dick
Director: Jovita O'Shaughnessy
Guests: Kirsten Gannon: Nikola Dubois
Music:
Summary/Images by: Emily
Recap
Declan standing up for Didge at the cinema.
Kirsten is moving to Erinsborough
Declan doesn't kiss Didge after their date.
The Parkers
Arriving home, Miranda asks Bridget how the date went, but she doesn't answer, instead heading through to her bedroom. Miranda puts down the laundry and follows her daughter.
General Store
Declan orders a double caramel espresso (what's one of them when it's at home), causing both Harold and Oliver to realise that his date didn't perhaps go quite to plan. Heading to the table, Declan jokes that he may as well have had a sign stuck to his back. Oliver asks if he's referring to Bridget and Declan admits he is, though he doesn't think she noticed the boys laughing at her. Declan admits that he was fine until he saw people staring; he couldn't even kiss her. Oliver points out that it might be because they're not the right people for each other. He tries to use himself and Carmella as an example, but fails miserably as Declan points out he got her pregnant and left. Oliver admits it's not the best example. Declan just feels ashamed as he wanted to kiss her but couldn't, because he was thinking about the jerks at the movie. He worries that she's going to think it's about her disability.
The Parkers
Meanwhile, Didge is having a good old sob and a hug with her mum. She thought the date was going okay, but got the impression that Declan didn't think so. Miranda twigs that it was first date nerves, and Bridget points out how it was all fine till Declan realised that he was out with a freak. Miranda informs her daughter that although she is not normal, she is neither a freak, but much better. She tells Didge that if it's her disability that he's worried about, then he's not worth it, but she doesn't believe that it was. She advises her daughter to talk to him.
The Garage
Janae is busy trying to meet a deadline for a client with a car when Ned arrives and starts hovering. He explains how Mickey has gone to a friends, and offers to help, but Janae declines. He invites her to meet later at the pub and at first she snaps back. Removing herself from under the bonnet of the car, she apologises and agrees to meet him after work.
The Parkers
Didge is busy avoiding Declan by helping her mum cook. Miranda points out that what they are making is for an event the following day; Susan's casserole is in the oven. Didge asks her mum why she doesn't just go over and talk to her. Miranda changes the subject back to Declan and Didge agrees to text him, but only on the basis that she texts Susan.
The Kennedys
Sitting on the couch, Ben is bored of reading his magazine, and asks Libby if he can watch TV. She agrees to half an hour but then he won't be able to watch his favourite show later. She suggests that he go play cricket, but he points out that he doesn't have any friends here; all his friends are in Shep. Lib explains that they'll be staying a bit longer in Erinsborough with Nanna and Pa.
Ben asks when Darren will be coming as he misses him. Libby admits that she doesn't know and asks Ben not to tell Karl or Susan. At that moment Karl arrives and offers to play cricket with Ben. Susan comes through talking about dinner.
SUSAN: Right, what does everybody feel like for dinner? We've got chicken cacciatore, beef randang, Moroccan lamb.
LIBBY: We could just open a restaurant.
Karl comments that Miranda has been very generous, and points out that perhaps Susan should go and thank her in person. Susan admits that maybe she should, but suddenly comes over all faint and sits on the sofa.
The Parkers
As Didge is laughing on the phone in the kitchen, Miranda is trying to work out who she is speaking too. Riley seems to think his mum has an unhealthy interest in the subject and enquires why she hasn't yet made contact with Susan.
Kirsten arrives, a few days earlier than expected. She's looking for Mickey and asks if he's about.
The Kennedys
Dr Karl puts away his stethoscope, and comments that Susan's blood pressure is fine. Libby asks her dad what that means, and Dr Karl replies that it's probably a reaction to the medication. Susan points out that she is still in the room, and that they are all overreacting. She feels fine again and doesn't want them worrying about her. Lib comments that she shouldn't be having all these attacks, even if they are a side effect of the medication, but Susan points out it's better than having another stroke. Dr Karl explains that they can probably adjust her medication once they have the results back from the hospital.
Susan asks Libby if she'd prepare dinner, and then have a chat to her as they still haven't caught up properly since she's been home. Libby claims that she has no news, as her mobile starts to ring - it's another missed call from Darren.
LIBBY: Right, catch up time. What can I make up?
The Parkers
Miranda is on the phone to Ned trying to prewarn him that Kirsten has already arrived, and that he hopes he's had the chat with Janae. Didge meanwhile is busy texting Declan, asking to meet her by the lake later on that day.
Charlie's Bar
Steph is both surprised and pleased to see Fitzy at the bar. She asks why it's been so long and he admits a bout of food poisoning put him off the place. Wonder when that was, perhaps when Izzy was still about and busy trying to poison someone else? Steph teases him that it's more likely to have been that he's still got a crush on her and he just can't handle it.
Over at a table, Paul asks Rebecca that as they have the night to themselves, would she liked to be wined and dined over dinner at Lanzini's. She doesn't have a chance to reply, however, as Elle arrives, with a message for Paul from Oliver. Paul already knows, but Elle is still hanging around; she offers to cook for them all for that night. Rebecca explains how they are going for a meal, but invites her to stay for a drink with them. Paul doesn't look so impressed.
Elle starts telling them about her life of leisure and what it involves. She mentions that she's arranged some horse riding lessons and invites Rebecca to come along. Paul recons she should go for it though Rebecca doesn't seem so keen.
Over by the sofa, Mickey is on the phone to Tyler, though Ned can't understand why as he's been with him all afternoon anyway. Mickey is quick to hang up the phone when he spots Kirsten arrive and runs to give his mum a hug.
Lassiter's Park
Didge thanks Riley for giving her a lift with the picnic stuff. Declan watches on as he offers to take it to a spot by the lake for her. As Riley lays out the rug, Didge trips and falls over, dropping her support on the way. As Riley goes to help her, Declan watches on and eventually turns and leaves. Didge spots him walking away, and asks Riley to take her home.
Charlie's Bar
Steph is still teasing Fitzy about the crush he used to have on her, and tells him that the sooner he admits it, the sooner he can get over it. Knocking him as he goes to take a shot at the pool table, he turns to defend himself but end up making a fool of himself as he knocks the pool cue to his head.
Paul asks Rebecca what she's so scared about when it comes to horses.
REBECCA: Nothing, if they didn't kick and bite, and weren't five times our size!
Too right, you tell it how it is Rebecca! Elle tries to claim that horses are gentle and peaceful animals. Rebecca gives in and agrees to go along.
A very subdued Declan arrives, so Paul and Elle take it as their cue to head to the bar. He admits that the date didn't go to plan - she didn't suit his image, not with the walking cane anyway. Rebecca tells him to snap out of it, as it's not like him to judge someone on a disability.
REBECCA: If you were really that shallow, do you think you'd be sitting here, tearing yourself apart?
She reminds him how he's already told her that he likes Bridget, but now is the time to go and tell Bridget that. She sends him on his way, after a quick motherly kiss.
Over at the sofa, Mickey is keen to go and stay the night with his mum, she admits that tonight isn't the best as she's staying with friends, but mentions that when she gets her flat he'll be able to. Janae is shocked to hear Kirsten say she'll be moving to Erinsborough. Janae isn't impressed to learn that Ned knew about it and helped her to find the flat for a permanent arrangement. Kirsten is around for good!
The Parkers
Didge and Riley arrive home and Didge admits to her mum that Declan isn't worth the worry. Explaining how he walked off without even talking to her, Riley comments that he's gutless. Didge heads off to the bedroom, but Miranda warns Riley to leave the situation be.
Mickey, Ned and Janae arrive home. Mickey runs off to find Jake, leaving Ned and Janae to talk. Janae is not impressed that Ned knew about Kirsten's arrival and didn't tell her. He explains that he tried, but ran out of time.
Miranda rushes through to join in the conversation. Realising that Ned didn't get her message, she points out how it'll give the two of them some more space. Janae isn't impressed that Miranda knew about it too.
JANAE: So what, I'm like the last to know?
NED: No!
JANAE: Oh, I'm sorry, you didn't tell the next door neighbours? Alright, what about the current affairs show, should I just? I need to punch something.
She heads outside leaving Ned a bit confused.
Parker House Garage
Janae is busy punching the punch bag, when Ned comes down to apologise. He admits that he should've told her earlier, but struggled to find the right time. Janae points out to Ned that it's not the fact Kirsten is moving to Erinsborough that bothers her (she knew it was going to happen at some point), but the fact that Ned didn't tell her. She doesn't feel comfortable knowing that Ned and Kirsten hold secrets that she's not in on. Ned tries to explain that Kirsten is about so Mickey has his mum - not that Janae isn't a good mum. He gives her a hug.
NED: You and Mickey are the most important things in my life; that's never going to change.
The Kennedys
Susan opens the door to Miranda, who is laden with more casseroles. Susan explains how she was just coming over to thank her for the meals, and the two ladies reach an awkward silence.
SUSAN: Do you want to just skip the awkward part, and go back to being friends?
MIRANDA: That would be wonderful.
Susan invites her in; they start off with the polite conversation about how Bridget is coping. Miranda tells Susan about all the animals that Steve now has in the house. Susan apologises to Miranda for everything that's happened. She admits she can't change the past but hopes they'll become good friends again. Miranda agrees.
The Parkers
Miranda is pleased that her and Susan's friendship is slowly getting back on track. Riley believes she's being hipocritical given that Bridget is off in her room crying as a result of what Susan's done. Miranda points out that it was not all Susan's fault, but Riley can't see past the verdict of guilty.
Miranda goes to answer the knock at the door - it's Declan. Riley is quick to jump down his throat asking what he wants, while Miranda suggests another time. Bridget appears however and informs her family that she is willing to talk to him.
Bridget didn't think that her walking aid bothered Declan. He admits it didn't, until the incident with the guys at the cinema. After a lot of thinking he claims that he is fine with the idea of it now. Bridget reveals that she thought it was her problem, but now she realises it's his not hers. He asks if they can start over again; she admits she wanted to kiss him, but not any more. She doesn't want to even see him.
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Miranda Parker in Neighbours Episode 5343
Miranda Parker

Ned Parker, Janae Timmins in Neighbours Episode 5343
Ned Parker, Janae Timmins

Bridget Parker, Miranda Parker in Neighbours Episode 5343
Bridget Parker, Miranda Parker

Libby Kennedy, Ben Kirk in Neighbours Episode 5343
Libby Kennedy, Ben Kirk

Ben Kirk, Karl Kennedy, Susan Kennedy, Libby Kennedy in Neighbours Episode 5343
Ben Kirk, Karl Kennedy, Susan Kennedy, Libby Kennedy

 in Neighbours Episode 5343

Steph Scully, Dan Fitzgerald in Neighbours Episode 5343
Steph Scully, Dan Fitzgerald

Steph Scully in Neighbours Episode 5343
Steph Scully

Ned Parker, Mickey Gannon in Neighbours Episode 5343
Ned Parker, Mickey Gannon

Declan Napier in Neighbours Episode 5343
Declan Napier

Mickey Gannon, Kirsten Gannon, Janae Timmins in Neighbours Episode 5343
Mickey Gannon, Kirsten Gannon, Janae Timmins

Riley Parker in Neighbours Episode 5343
Riley Parker

Janae Timmins in Neighbours Episode 5343
Janae Timmins

Miranda Parker, Susan Kennedy in Neighbours Episode 5343
Miranda Parker, Susan Kennedy

Declan Napier, Bridget Parker in Neighbours Episode 5343
Declan Napier, Bridget Parker

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