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Neighbours Episode 5493 from 2008 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 5493
Australian airdate: 09/07/08
UK airdate:
Writer: Jeff Truman
Director: Jovita O'Shaughnessy
Guests: Harold Bishop - Ian Smith
Callum Jones - Morgan Baker
Jay Duncan - Charlie Clausen
Heather Pryor - Georgina Andrews
Nicola West- Imogen Bailey
Summary/Images by: Sophie/ShadowDan
Fitzy discovering the shed on fire.
Steve walking in on Declan and Bridget kissing.
Carmella singing at Marco's funeral.
Toadie not believing that Callum didn't start the fire.
Carmella, confused, kissing Oliver and then accusing him of taking advantage of a grieving woman.
Ramsay Street
Rebecca catches Oliver on a run and asks him accusingly about what happened to Carmella. She doesn't wait for an answer before saying how disgusted she is. When Elle arrives, Oliver leaves to have a shower. Rebecca fails to tell Elle anything new about Carmella, then rushes off, giving Paul (in a snazzy Erinsborough News car) an evil look as he drives up. Paul tells Elle that he's had an anonymous call from someone who reckons Callum lit the bush fire and wants her to do an interview, ambushing Toadie and Callum as they come out of the house rather than asking permission beforehand. Elle refuses to have any part in it, but Paul makes it clear that she has no choice and that Heather will be joining her.
Number 24
Nicola has made some food for Kirsten to have in the hospital. Mickey wants to know when she can come home, but cannot get a definitive answer. Bridget is making snide comments about the way Steve is treating her and Declan, thinking that he wants her to be a robot. Nicola suggests that Steve cuts her daughter some slack, but Steve doesn't want her to be involved.
Ramsay Street
Oliver is leaving the house, telling Carmella that he hopes the incident doesn't wreck their friendship. She reminds him that he has Elle, so he should use her as his comfort. He gets into the car, and Elle watches intently from hers on the other side of the street, where Heather is getting impatient about waiting. Suddenly they're on the move as Toadie and Callum leave the house. The photographer snaps them as Elle interrogates Toadie on the allegations about the fire. He is shocked to see her doing this and has no comment, telling her to leave them alone and stop harassing a kid. Heather starts asking Callum probing questions, so Jay intervenes, reiterating that they should be left alone. Elle asks Heather to leave it and Toadie and Callum are finally allowed to enter their car.
Dingoes Sports Club
Declan pops in to see Bridget, with a membership application form so she can talk to him without getting into trouble. However, he's going to have trouble paying for it. The fees seem a bit steep seeing as members apparently have to exercise in the foyer. She suggests they see each other at his place rather than hers, but he isn't very keen on the idea. Instead she "improvises", kissing him there, before being interrupted by Nicola. She takes a locker key and promises not to dob.
Erinsborough News
Elle tells Paul that it was horrible and that Heather is loathsome. Toadie arrives and is invited into Paul's office. Toadie informs Paul that Callum has been declared by the Juvenile Fire Awareness and Intervention Programme to be highly unlikely to commit an act of arson. Paul resists demands to pull the story, although admitting that he doesn't think Callum caused the fire; he thinks that the person who gave the tip-off was covering for themselves and was watching, so he had to be seen to be taking action. Toadie is shocked that it could be someone in the street. Paul reveals that his plan is to flush them out, which Toadie accepts but insists that it cannot be at Callum's expense.
Dingoes Sports Club
Declan wants to get a job as a towel boy at the gym, even though that job doesn't exist. Nicola comes out and continues to treat Declan kindly, telling them that she's on their side. With Nicola gone, Declan proposes they do a deal with Steve, so that he can feel in control, but Bridget refuses. Bridget eventually seems to concede that they do need to come up with a plan.
Charlie's Bar
Rebecca approaches Steve and accepts his offer to join him for a coffee. Meanwhile at the bar, Elle observes to Oliver that he's moved out of Carmella's. He tells her that she's coping better than he thought, so she doesn't need his support.
Steve divulges to Rebecca that he caught their kids making out on the sofa and she laughs. He admits that he was once mortified to be in the same situation when he was younger. Rebecca agrees that they've all been there. They decide that they need to set some parameters.
Oliver is suggesting a weekend away to Elle when Carmella arrives, asking for a word with Elle.
The General Store
Carmella takes Elle to the General Store, reminiscing about how Marco loved the place. She wants to use the store to honour him and reminds Elle that the paperwork selling his part of the business to her wasn't finalised. She requests that Elle withdraws from the deal and the two of them go into business together. Elle tells her that the deal was done and is confused about why Carmella would even want to do this, with their relationship being as it is.
CARMELLA: Well, you know what they say, "don't go into business with friends or relatives", so we're perfect for each other.
Elle is also worried that Carmella's still grieving so isn't in the best position to make such a decision. She respectfully declines Carmella's offer. Carmella says that she will now be resorting to legal advice.
Toadie is reading over some papers for Elle, who is hoping that Carmella doesn't have a leg to stand on. Toadie thinks that she has a nerve coming in after what happened that morning, believing that the ends do not justify the means and that there must have been other options aside from traumatising a kid. Elle apologises. Toadie goes back to the contracts telling Elle that it is her who doesn't have a leg to stand on as the contracts were not formalised. Thus, Carmella now is her new business partner. Needless to say, Elle is thrilled.
Number 24
Declan offers Steve $150, the refund from the t-shirt Bridget bought him, to put towards her phone bill. Steve gratefully receives it and commends his responsible action. Declan shows his willingness to respect the rules of the family. Bridget agrees that she too wants to earn his trust. Steve is pleased.
Charlie's Bar
Elle moans about the contracts to Rebecca, who suggests that it's fate. They discuss Oliver moving out of Carmella's and her need to keep busy - explaining why she wants to be involved in the business. Elle is fretting that it will turn out to be a train wreck but is wary of complaining to Rebecca again. However, Rebecca is happy to listen.
ELLE: I'm just so sick of being forced to deal with people that I really don't want to, whether it's Dad or Carmella. I know that sounds really horrible.
Rebecca thinks it's understandable and reassures her that she will be able to make her own decisions and that no matter what happens, she is in control of her own destiny. Elle is grateful for Rebecca's optimism and friendship.
Rebecca tells Paul as he enters that if he is looking for Elle (not sure why she'd assume that he was, she's hardly a lawyer), she's at Charlie's. She mentions that she heard about the ambush and Paul anticipates a criticism of his tactics. In fact, Rebecca thinks it was a good idea if it's going to bring an arsonist to justice. Paul is worried that it won't work - he hasn't had another call yet. Rebecca is confident that he'll come up with something. Paul is not so sure and is frustrated that he bought the newspaper to become closer to Elle, but it has backfired. Rebecca suggests that they come up with something together, offering him a coffee.
The General Store
Elle meets with Carmella, telling her that she hopes that they can make the business work together. Carmella is thrilled. Elle wants to establish some ground rules: aside from Marco's plans, nothing is to be put in place without her prior agreement, all decisions should be shared so that they can both have peace of mind. She wants to build a trustful and honest relationship. Carmella accepts.
Charlie's Bar
Oliver isn't sure Elle's latest business venture is a great idea, considering the friction between Carmella and Elle in the past. Elle hopes that they can work through that and besides, she has no choice. Hopefully they'll like each other better as they get to know each other more. Oliver is still unsure. Elle has notices something is up with him and demands to know why he really moved out of Carmella's. He admits that he was asked to leave, because he kissed her. Elle leaves before hearing his explanation.
Ramsay Street
Toadie walks past Jay who is looking a bit shocked to open the paper and see a headline about a reward for finding the arsonist. Jay tells Toadie that he's glad they didn't go for the story about Callum. Steph runs out, calling Jay back to bed and then is highly embarrassed to see Toadie. He walks away and is grabbed by his fake-girlfriend, Nicola, who wants him to go on a date with her to see a chick flick. Toadie reckons that there's something not right about Jay, but Nicola thinks he's just upset that Steph's moved on. Toadie insists that there's more to it, having seen his face at the paper headline and thinks that he's guilty.
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