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Neighbours Episode 5473 from 2008 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 5473
Australian airdate: 11/06/08
UK airdate:
Writer: John Davies
Director: Jovita O'Shaughnessy
Guests: Ty Harper - Dean Geyer
Kirsten Gannon - Nikola Dubois
Samantha Fitzgerald - Simone Buchanan
Sienna Cammeniti - Erin McNaught
Music:
Summary/Images by: Sophie/Emily
Recap
Sam admitting to Rebecca that she has bipolar.
Sam telling Libby that she's pregnant.
Sam confiding in Elle that she never was pregnant.
Susan having a bad spell whilst looking for Callum.
Taylah explaining to Zeke about her bad experience with Chris on the beach.
Bridget going to court with the intention of telling the truth to stop her dad going to prison; Nicola standing up in the trial to tell the court Steve didn't do it.
The Court
Nicola is told to sit down, which she does, but Bridget stands up instead and dramatically informs the court that it was her who did the crime. Steve denies this, but Bridget insists that she's telling the truth. The judge warns her to keep quiet. Toadie suggests a recess to confer with his client, but the judge is keen to get on with the sentencing. She tells Steve that she is convicting him for manslaughter, with a custodial sentence of five years imprisonment. Bridget is powerless to stop the ruling and Steve refuses to back her up.
The Park
Ringo, Zeke and Rachel are talking about Steve's jail sentence. Zeke spots Susan sitting on the ground and they rush over to her. None of them can see Callum either, but their priority is to get her to hospital as she can't even stand. Susan insists that they call Toadie first about Callum, then for an ambulance.
The Court
The judge asks Toadie if his client instructed him to enter a false plea to protect his daughter. Toadie refuses to answer. The judge is far from impressed with the case. She reminds Toadie that she doesn't appreciate sending innocent people to prison, but Steve's conviction stands. She alerts him of the consequences of allowing an innocent person to plead guilty.
Erinsborough Hospital
Susan tells Karl, Rachel and Zeke what happened at the park. Karl reassures her that Callum will be able to fend for himself, but Susan is still worried. Rachel and Zeke go to look for him. Susan explains to Karl that she didn't call him because she lost her phone and refuses to discuss any developments in her symptoms until Callum is found.
Nuber 30
Sam has done another pregnancy test but is disappointed to see it's negative again. She hurriedly stuffs it under the coach as Dan arrives home. He worries that she seems a bit "buzzy" but she passes it off as hormones. He has also noticed that she hasn't been sleeping well and suggests that there may be something safe she can take. Sam agrees to ask Karl, but not now because she has to be on standby for Toadie.
The Court
Toadie explains to the Parkers (plus Kirsten, Declan and Lou) that they can't let Steve go because the police need to investigate further and re-interview Bridget. Miranda doesn't want her to go through that again, but Bridget's eager. Toadie briefs her to be completely honest and emphasise that she was acting in self-defence. Nicola is keen to know if Steve can be let go after that, but Toadie says that Steve's conviction will need to be overturned first. He doesn't know how long it will take and steps aside to answer his phone. Nicola apologises to Miranda and tells her she did it for her. Miranda accepts that. Declan puts his arm around Bridget. Lou tells her that they want to interview her and Miranda insists that she comes with her.
Erinsborough Hospital
Libby tells Karl that she thinks Susan seems more exhausted this time and realises that it was worse. Karl thinks that Susan has been hiding her symptoms and has left her phone at home rather than lost it - short-term memory is one of the first things to go. Libby is concerned that Susan's M.S. could already be affecting her brain.
Toadie arrives and Karl apologises for dragging him away. Karl warns him that Susan is pretty drained before Toadie pops in to see her. Susan immediately apologises for letting him down, but he insists that it's his fault for foisting Callum onto her. He tells her she'll be fine and she nods morosely.
The General Store
Zeke arrives to be told by Ringo and Declan that Steve's been sent to prison, but then Bridget confessed to pushing Chris in self-defence. Ringo says that they need to do something about it. Although they can't help much, Taylah can if she talks to the police. Zeke doesn't want to ask her, but they explain that the consequences could be bad for Bridget and that Toadie needs to prove she was acting in self-defence. Zeke calls Taylah.
Rebecchi-Cammeniti
Sam is being extremely flirtatious with the delivery man. Dan arrives with a basket of food as the man leaves and notices that she's acted a bit strangely. He tells her that she shouldn't be working so hard, but she maintains that there's nothing to worry about. She answers a ridiculously short call to Toadie and dashes out to help him, whilst telling Dan not to worry.
Erinsborough Hospital
Steph and Toadie discuss Callum's poor grandmother. Callum is standing nearby and quickly hides, but Steph and Toadie evidently already know he's there. Toadie tells Steph that he hopes Callum didn't run off because he had a go at him and that he knows he cares about him. Just as they're getting into the "maybe he's slipped between the space-time vortex" territory, Callum pops out, accusing them of being lame because they knew he was there. Toadie has to decline the request to hang out because of work, but Steph offers to stay with him if he wants to visit his gran. Toadie promises to catch up with him later.
As Toadie leaves, he bumps into Ringo and Declan who tell him they have found someone who can help Bridget.
The Police Station
Bridget is being questioned again on her movements on the night of the crime, but this time she doesn't omit all of the gory details. Toadie arrives as she explains that they went back to a hotel room together. Bridget tells the interviewer that when she refused Chris's advances, he wouldn't take no for an answer, so she got scared and escaped. He followed her and she pushed him away, then ran off without looking back. The flashback shows her in the moment when she ran into the bathroom, rather than any incident at the lake, which suggests that something doesn't add up. Bridget tells him that if she'd known Chris was hurt, she would have helped him. He continues to take notes and informs her she'll be in touch. She is told her father's investigation is far from over. Before leaving, she adds that she never should have let Steve lie for her, so if anyone is going to be punished, it should be her.
Prison
The officer concludes his interview with Steve and tells him his daughter was more co-operative. He asks if he admits he made a false statement to the police, but Steve merely states that he has nothing more to add. He warns Steve against lying. Toadie talks to Steve alone, urging him to stop lying. Steve wants him to keep his word, but Toadie is wary of risking his legal career. Steve apologises. Toadie explains that Bridget's story adds up and self-defence could be proved, whilst in the background Sam looks thoughtful and writes notes. Toadie also lets Steve know that there is someone else who could testify about a similar experience with Chris. Toadie pleads with Steve to tell the truth so that Bridget can put this all behind her. Steve reluctantly agrees and the interviewer is brought back in. Steve admits that he lied and Toadie reiterates that it was a fatherly instinct to protect his child. Steve is reminded that he has perverted the course of justice, but he doesn't think it can get any worse than being charged for manslaughter. However, it apparently can: the maximum penalty is 25 years in jail. Toadie accuses the officer of using scare tactics, but he still takes a firm line.
Number 24
The Parkers are gathered and Toadie tells Bridget that with Taylah having spoken to the police, it would be surprising if she were charged at all. Miranda adds that telling the truth will have helped, although Bridget points out that the opposite is true for her dad. Toadie heads off. Nicola laments that she thought that Steve would be home for dinner that night, whereas as Miranda says, it could be 25 years before that happens again. Bridget blames herself, but Miranda thinks it is her fault for allowing the lies to be told and not having Bridget's courage. Ned and Kirsten also applaud her bravery. Miranda reminds her daughter that she loves her no matter what.
Erinsborough Hospital
Toadie arrives with Callum to the busy hospital room (Karl, Susan, Libby, Sam, Dan). Susan is thrilled to see Callum back and blames herself for not being able to find her phone. Toadie tells them that hopefully things will work out for the Parkers. Whilst they talk, Callum stares at Susan and then questions her comment about the mobile phone. He produces it and explains that he found it in the park, thinking that someone must have dropped it. Susan thanks him. Libby prompts Dad to go out to grab a coffee and takes Sam to give him a hand. As they walk, Karl asks Sam how she is doing since coming off the medicine and senses that all is not as fine as she pretends. She admits that she caught herself acting rashly, but managed to pull herself together. Karl asks if there's any extra pressure, but she maintains that the only problem is the morning sickness. He has a recommendation for an obstetrician, which she avoids talking about. Karl digs for any more information she's holding back, but Sam denies that there's anything wrong.
Charlie's Bar
Sam tells Dan that Karl seems happy with her and reaches for a glass of wine. Shocked, Dan restrains her. Sam thinks going out and dancing will help her sleep better and will let them make the most of their freedom before the baby comes. Dan is worried that she's acting a bit edgy. She's annoyed that she can't win with him - he worries but he won't let her unwind. She suggests that they just go home. Dan goes to grab the bill and while his back is turned she downs the glass of wine.
Libby comes in, giving Karl strict instructions that they will eat then leave, very quickly, so that they can get back to Susan. Karl pops over to speak to Sam, still worried about her. He asks if there's any reason why she can't go back on medication, she needs to tell him. He quietly tells her that he knows she's not pregnant and she shrieks that she is. Libby turns her head to see what's happening. Sam, resenting the accusation that she is lying, informs Karl that she doesn't want his help anymore. Dan comes over to ask what's going on and Sam pretends that Karl is just checking on her health.
LIBBY: We're always telling him to chill out, but he comes with a built-in stethoscope.
Dan agrees that Sam has been acting differently. Sam (who, incidentally has just put lipstick on above her upper lip) requests that they save this for a consultation where everything will be confidential. Karl agrees and offers again to contact the obstetrician, who specialises in bipolar patients. Dan is keen on this idea and Karl suggests an appointment the next day. Sam is irate, but thanks him.
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