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Neighbours Episode 5448 from 2008 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 5448
Australian airdate: 07/05/08
UK airdate:
Writer: Drew Proffitt
Director: Gary Conway
Guests: Kirsten Gannon - Nikola Dubois
Nicola West - Imogen Bailey
Ash Schwimmer - Zac Cracknell
Summary/Images by: Sophie/Emily
Bridget deciding, on her aunt's advice, that she's taking her relationship with Ringo too seriously.
Elle telling Kirsten not to tell Rebecca about her relationship with Paul.
Bridget running from the hotel room after Ringo tells her he thinks it was better when they were just friends.
Lassiter's Complex
Ringo runs out of the hotel and tells Didge he's sorry, but she continues to run away.
Outside the General Store, Rebecca's getting excited about the amount of time until Paul returns. Elle is less enthused. Rebecca spots Kirsten and asks her if she could help organise a welcome home dinner for Paul, at their house, and Kirsten says she'll see what she can do. Once Rebecca's gone, Elle comments to Kirsten that it will be nice and cosy. Kirsten looks worried.
Number 26
Bridget storms in and Nicola asks her what's wrong. Bridget tells her she took her advice - stopped being so uptight and made herself available to Ringo, but he doesn't want her. She explains what happened. Nicola looks a bit lost.
Number 22
Rebecca welcomes Paul back home and they make conversation about l'escargots. Elle appears and greets her dad coldly. Paul has more presents for Elle and Rebecca. Rebecca is thrilled but Elle looks preoccupied. Whilst Rebecca goes to try her dress on, Paul thanks Elle for talking Kirsten out of spilling the beans. Elle makes it clear that it was for Rebecca, not him. Paul insists it's over. Elle is sure that Rebecca will find out, but she hasn't told her because it's his job and she doesn't want to lose her place in the new family they have. Paul promises to do the right thing.
General Store
Karl thinks Zeke was avoiding them last night and asks if he's ok with Ringo moving in. Zeke maintains that everything's fine. Karl reluctantly accepts. Zeke warns him he'll be late back - he has dance practice after school.
Zeke joins the boys as Ringo tells Declan that he doesn't want to end it, but he can't deal with all Bridget's "stuff" at the moment. Ringo's really confused, so he had to take some time out. Declan recommends doing some damage control.
Nicola angrily tells Ringo off for the way he treated Bridget. Steph interrupts their heated dispute and suggests that Nicola lowers her voice. Nicola tells Steph to mind her own business. A fellow Erinsborough High classmate, Ash, makes some rude comments about Bridget. Nicola warns him to keep his gob shut.
Number 22
Paul isn't overly impressed to see Kirsten in his home. She says it would have been more suspicious not to do it after Rebecca asked her personally. Paul checks that she's going to keep their affair secret. Rebecca appears and drags Paul away to his celebration. Elle and Oliver are looking pretty cosy on the sofa and they announce to Paul that they're back together. Paul shakes Oliver's hand and tells him he has his blessing. Kirsten tries to make a quick escape, but Rebecca invites her to stay for dinner.
Erinsborough High
Zeke teases Declan for his lack of co-ordination. Rachel asks why he's even putting himself through the dance lessons if he's not going to the formal. Declan would rather be there than at the family dinner.
Bridget asks Ringo if they're still going to the formal together. She thinks it would be too weird. Ringo wants to talk to her, but Bridget leaves.
By the lockers, Rachel asks Bridget about the hotel room and Bridget tells her nothing happened. She bumps into Ash, who has written "FOR HIRE" on Bridget's locker. Rather naively, Bridget asks why she would want to hire out her locker. Ash nastily tells her that he's trying to drum up some business for her. The boys come out of the classroom and Ringo valiantly steps in to defend Bridget. Steve comes up from behind is none too impressed about the way Ash is talking to his daughter. Ash tells Steve to ask Bridget what went on in the hotel room. Bridget looks furious.
Number 22
Rebecca compliments Kirsten on the wonderful food. Elle and Paul thank Rebecca. Elle can't bear to see Rebecca being so kind to her dad and goes to get the dessert. Paul rises to get some more champagne. In the kitchen, Elle tells Paul she can't go on like this. Paul considers telling Rebecca the truth, but not long enough to stop him from bringing the champagne and joining back in with the celebrations. Rebecca proposes a speech.
REBECCA: I would like to propose a toast to this wonderful man standing beside me, who, despite being an arrogant so-and-so (the boys laugh) - ah, excuse me - I missed him terribly. So, welcome home, Paul. And it really is a home, you know. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by people that I love and that I feel safe with. So, here's to family and the future!
They all toast. Paul asks for a moment with Rebecca in the bedroom. Declan makes lewd comments and Rebecca laughingly suggests they wait until later. Paul insists that it can't wait. Elle and Kirsten exchange anxious glances.
Number 26
Bridget tells her parents that Ringo wanted to show her the room as a possible after-party venue and nothing happened. She admits that Ringo broke up with her. Steve asks what went wrong in that hotel room and Bridget refuses to be specific. Steve tells her that he thought she was smarter than to think of doing that. Nicola interrupts to explain that Bridget was just acting on her advice. Steve is not impressed that Nicola practically encouraged Bridget to get a hotel room with a boy. Miranda points out that Bridget is responsible for her own actions. Steve still looks furious.
Number 22
Paul paces around their bedroom, whilst Rebecca wonders what it is he has to tell her. Paul tells her that he hasn't been entirely honest with her. He explains, to Rebecca's surprise, that before he went to France he was feeling unhappy in their relationship - he felt that she was more concerned about her exams than him and was worried she wouldn't need him around anymore. She tries to reassure him but he continues. Spending time apart, he says, made him realise he shouldn't take her for granted. He promises to be committed, attentive and honest from now on.
PAUL: But first, I need you to find it in your heart ... to be my wife. Rebecca, would you marry me?
Downstairs, Kirsten drinks champagne on the sofa. She thanks Elle and Oliver and makes to leave. Rebecca and Paul come down the stairs, Rebecca wiping away tears. Everyone, not least of all Elle and Kirsten, is shocked to hear that Paul and Rebecca are getting married. Oliver and Declan offer their congratulations whilst Elle and Kirsten look confused - they try to act normal. Elle goes to fetch the dessert and Oliver follows her to check she's ok. Elle pretends that she's just surprised. Paul appears as Oliver goes back with the dessert. He asks Elle to raise a smile for the occasion and confesses that he didn't tell Rebecca the truth because he can't risk losing her. Elle reminds him that marriage is not an escape clause, but Paul thinks he knows what he's doing.
ELLE: This is just Lyn all over again.
Paul has a sudden flashback to standing at the altar with Lyn, but pretends to Elle that he doesn't remember any of that.
Number 26
Steve and Miranda are serving up dinner. Steve accuses Miranda of always taking Nicola's side and criticises Nicola's advice to Bridget. Miranda defends her sister and reminds Steve that Bridget is growing up so it's hardly a surprise that she's acting the way she is. He says he knows why Miranda keeps making excuses for Nicola, but she's more than paid her debt by now.
Nicola, who has been standing inconspicuously in the background, appears and apologises again. She tells them she blames herself for what happened. Steve thanks her and Miranda says that it wasn't her fault.
Number 28
Ringo and Zeke are discussing the Bridget situation. Zeke advises keeping away. Karl comes in and asks where Susan is, to be told that she's at the movies with Rachel. Ringo is understandably apprehensive at the prospect of Karl cooking dinner again. Karl suggests a take-away.
Nicola arrives, wanting to talk to Ringo. She apologises to him for losing her temper. Ringo asks how Bridget is and Nicola tells him that she's angry and embarrassed, but mainly heartbroken. Nicola promises that there will be no more public lynchings. As she goes to leave, Karl asks if something has happened that he should know about. Nicola tells him that it's all sorted and Zeke sees her out.
Karl asks Ringo if things are ok with Bridget. Ringo tells him Bridget's tough - she'll get through it.
General Store
Rebecca is happily making wedding flower plans with Elle. She asks Steph for her opinion and then apologises for being insensitive. Steph insists that Paul's marriage to her mum is in the past and that Paul was different then - she's happy for them. Rebecca heads back to the office and gives Paul the bridal magazine to buy. Steph makes a snide comment to Paul about his history with weddings. Steph tells her that marrying Rebecca won't be a mistake.
STEPH: I'm sorry Paul, it's just that, you know, in my experience, leopards don't change their spots.
PAUL: And in my experience, people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. I don't think you're really the best person to be dispensing marriage advice, do you?
STEPH: Well, I'm sure Mum's really looking forward to her invitation, anyway. Ooh, maybe Rebecca could borrow Mum's dress.
Steph leaves as Kirsten comes in. Paul asks her if she's ok. He tells her that he didn't plan for the proposal to happen in that way. Kirsten says she won't tell Rebecca and Paul thanks her.
For someone who was rushing back to the office, Rebecca doesn't seem to have that much work to do and is instead reading more wedding magazines with Elle. She is struggling to decide on dresses. Paul arrives with drinks for them. Paul jokes that he likes the dresses with the puffy sleeves. Rebecca reminds him that it's bad luck for him to see her wedding dress anyway, so he won't be helping making the decision. Elle dashes off. Rebecca gets Paul to sort some mail for her and he discovers amongst the letters an envelope with photos of him and Kirsten inside it. Rebecca asks if there's anything interesting. He claims it's just an unexpected bill.
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