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Neighbours Episode 5539 from 2008 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 5539
Australian airdate: 11/09/08
UK airdate:
Writer: Kim Wilson
Director: Karl Zwicky
Guests: Sienna Cammeniti - Erin McNaught
Nicola West - Imogen Bailey
Donna Freedman - Margot Robbie
Lucas Fitzgerald - Scott Major
Dr. Peggy Newton - Carolyn Bock
Summary/Images by: Sophie/Carly
- Dan telling Lucas that there's no place for him in Erinsborough; Lucas predicting that Dan's relationship with Libby will last only six weeks.
- Miranda and Nicola saving Steve from Pete.
- Nicola telling the medical board that Karl did the test and asked her to cover for him.
- Declan publicly declaring his love for Bridget.
- Bridget suggesting to Declan that they take things slowly.
Lucas is doing the weights when Libby arrives, angry that he's been playing more games. She is not impressed that she's betted on the time that her relationship with Dan will last. He insists that he's not staying for her, he just wants to settle somewhere where he can mend things with Dan. He wishes her the best with him and she is grudgingly grateful.
Number 28
Zeke is testing Declan on driving theory. Karl offers some advice on stopping. The boys call for Ringo to go and get the free food Carmella's made for the Dingoes players. Karl tries to get in on the meal, but they're having none of it. Miranda and Nicola arrive, much to Karl's displeasure. He is quick to doubt Nicola's claims that she will tell the hospital the truth. Miranda confirms that she will come with her and help her put it right.
The General Store
Sienna is practising her singing whilst cooking. She is trying to get the "emotional truth" of the song, and Carmella diplomatically suggests that this might come after she gets the notes. As she leaves the kitchen, Ringo steps in to lend a hand with the waiting. Carmella and Rebecca cheer for the glory of the Dingoes. Zeke suggests that the glory isn't any good if Declan can't pass his driving test. Declan assures him that he has it in the bag and he'll drive to the airport to collect Bridget, absolutely confident that he'll pass.
Rachel is on the phone to Bridget and seems concerned about what she is telling her to pass on. She tells Declan that Bridget has said she doesn't want him to come to collect her. Dec grabs the phone, but Bridget has hung up on her. He refuses to accept that she'd rather have Rachel there, but cannot contact her.
Erinsborough Hospital
Nicola is admitting that she lied and that Karl should be reinstated. She is told that the disciplinary board will decide what happens next. Miranda defends Nicola, saying that she was terrified and isolated, so she panicked, but she's taking responsibility now.
As they leave, Nicola hopes that Miranda's character statement will help. They bump into Karl and he wishes her the best. Nicola thanks Miranda for her support, telling her she was amazing. As he is called in, Miranda wishes Karl luck. Nicola is extremely grateful for Miranda's help and hugs her.
The General Store
Carmella fixes Libby up a "caffeine fix". Libby, seeing Lucas, decides to sit outside. Declan is leaving a message for Bridget and Rebecca assures him that there will be a good reason for it, which Rachel agrees with. Declan and Ringo aren't as kind, but Dec reminds them that they're single, which Carmella seems to think is a travesty for such handsome fellas. This seems a bit of a risqué comment for someone who not long ago was getting it on with Ringo. Rachel too teases them for not having girlfriends, but Ringo says he has his eye on someone. As Declan taunts Zeke, Ringo exchanges a smile with Carm.
The Gym
The boys are hanging out at the New Set of the Year. Declan and Zeke reckon Ringo was checking Carmella out, but he strenuously denies it. They are keen to get him a girlfriend a.s.a.p. Conveniently, Donna arrives just at that moment, apparently another fitness freak. She's thinking of leading their cheer squad, which Donna thinks will be hot. Ringo admits, when Donna goes over to the machines, that he fancies her.
The General Store
Zeke and Ringo are convinced that Declan won't have passed his test. He arrives and tells them that he hit a tree. The boys and Rachel are shocked, until he throws down his license for them to all observe and be impressed by. Rachel asks a bizarrely Dingoes-themed-dressed Carmella for a drink and she gets it on the house, but in return for a favour - helping Sienna with her singing, so that she doesn't make a fool of herself. Rachel isn't keen, but concedes to help when she is offered free mud cake on demand.
As Sienna leaves the kitchen, Rachel grabs her and wishes her good luck with the band. Sienna agrees and is thrilled to hear that Rachel found them difficult too. Rachel says that she picked up some tricks that she's willing to share, which pleases a very grateful Sienna.
The Gym
Declan is working hard when Rebecca arrives. He tells her that Bridget doesn't want him to pick her up from the airport and that he's been dumped by text message. Rebecca is not impressed and wants the exact details. He says that she told him to save his energy for the game, so is convinced that she's found someone better, but Rebecca thinks there's probably a really good reason and reckons he should talk to her.
DECLAN: I'm the girl in this relationship, aren't I?
Rebecca laughs kindly as Declan bemoans the fact that he always analyses everything. She reassures him that he's her "big macho boy", but she wants him to come home to put glitter on the banner.
The General Store
Donna is too dressed up in Dingoes colours.
RINGO: Hey! You worked on your chant yet?
RINGO: Cheerleading?
DONNA: Oh, right, yeah - I thought you were talking about my Buddhism.
She shows him her, rather rubbish chant. He asks her to hang out with him at his after the game. She thinks he's not making much of an effort because she's the wacky girl. She tells him that she's not a pushover, she's better than that.
Number 30
Libby is there to do the captain of the team a power breakfast. Dan says that will be great for the boys - he's the non-playing captain, so it would be wasted on him. She says she better get on then, before mentioning that she was going to offer him a massage as well, but the other boys will probably need it more, and she's got a big bottle of oil.
DAN: Well, I am going to be very active on the sidelines. You see, it's a very exhausting business, coaching, and I'm not sure if you've seen the clipboard you have to carry, but it's very heavy.
LIBBY: So it's a big clipboard?
DAN: Oh, it's quite large, yeah. I might need a serious breakfast after all.
LIBBY I'm sure I can whip something up.
DAN: I think you should.
LIBBY: Just kiss me.
He obliges.
Number 26
Miranda is making a banner and Steve teases her, saying that she's misspelled Dingoes. He has a sore back and informs her that Ned's old bed is very uncomfortable. She reminds him that he doesn't have to keep using it - maybe she should come back to theirs.
STEVE: Maybe I should, if that's alright.
MIRANDA: It's alright with me.
STEVE: Well it's alright with me, too.
They lean in to kiss, but Nicola interrupts, bringing a special Dingoes cake. She apologises for interrupting, but still meets a pretty cold reaction from the Parkers, who admit it's a bit soon for them to be playing happy families. Nicola says sorry and leaves.
Number 26
Steve tells Miranda that she did the right thing. They both jump up as Bridget comes in, looking like an advert for a knitwear catalogue. Steve isn't happy that she wouldn't let him pick her up from the airport, but she says she had to discuss some things with Rachel.
Just as her parents start asking after Riley, Bridget goes to walk Rachel out. She thanks her for the advice and says she'll talk to Declan soon.
RACHEL: Are you really sure you want to do this?
BRIDGET: Yeah, I've thought about this a lot. Yep.
Rachel gives her a hug and tells her that she'll be ok.
Once Rachel's gone, Bridget tells her parents that she tried to get Riley to come home, but he's continuing to run away from his problems. Bridget divulges that she sometimes feels like she's the eldest. Steve tells her daughter that he and her mum are doing well.
Bridget goes to answer the door to Declan, who has brought her some chocolates. He offers her a drive, which she declines, but asks him to come back later to talk to her, before slamming the door in his face.
The Dingoes' Game
Rebecca asks after Bridget and Miranda says that she's different - not defending Riley as usual. Although Declan's worried, Miranda thinks that the couple will sort things out. Karl greets the women happily and tells them that he's been reinstated. He asks Miranda to thank Nicola if she sees her.
Ringo tells Donna that he really does want to get to know her better and apologises for before. As he turns to leave, Donna calls him back and tells him to kick some goals.
Steve gathers the boys and gives them a quick pep talk and brings the team spirit up a notch. Dan does the same, with a few well-placed clichés. Bridget's voice echoes in Declan's mind, and it is clear that he's not focussed on the game. He runs off the pitch and Steve and Dan's shouts won't bring him back.
Number 26
Declan arrives at Bridget's door and begs her to dump him so it's over and done with. She takes his hand and tells him that she won't dump him, but that she realised something important, that she's ready. A full-on pash confirms that she is indeed talking in Neighbours euphemisms.
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Lucas Fitzgerald in Neighbours Episode 5539
Lucas Fitzgerald

Libby Kennedy in Neighbours Episode 5539
Libby Kennedy

Declan Napier, Zeke Kinski in Neighbours Episode 5539
Declan Napier, Zeke Kinski

Sienna Cammeniti in Neighbours Episode 5539
Sienna Cammeniti

Declan Napier, Rachel Kinski in Neighbours Episode 5539
Declan Napier, Rachel Kinski

Miranda Parker, Nicola West in Neighbours Episode 5539
Miranda Parker, Nicola West

Carmella Cammeniti in Neighbours Episode 5539
Carmella Cammeniti

Ringo Brown in Neighbours Episode 5539
Ringo Brown

Declan Napier in Neighbours Episode 5539
Declan Napier

Ringo Brown, Donna Freedman in Neighbours Episode 5539
Ringo Brown, Donna Freedman

Dan Fitzgerald in Neighbours Episode 5539
Dan Fitzgerald

Nicola West, Miranda Parker, Steve Parker in Neighbours Episode 5539
Nicola West, Miranda Parker, Steve Parker

Rachel Kinski, Bridget Parker in Neighbours Episode 5539
Rachel Kinski, Bridget Parker

Ringo Brown, Donna Freedman in Neighbours Episode 5539
Ringo Brown, Donna Freedman

Bridget Parker, Declan Napier in Neighbours Episode 5539
Bridget Parker, Declan Napier

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