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Neighbours Episode 5599 from 2008 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 5599
Australian airdate: 04/12/08
UK airdate:
Writer: Ben Michael
Director: Gary Conway
Guests:
Music:
Summary/Images by: ~Em~/Emily
Recap
-Donna asking Zeke if he's joining them but Zeke deciding to stay with Justin and Kyle.
-Rachel asking Zeke why he's hanging around with “lowlifes”.
-Rebecca complaining about lawyers.
-Ty telling Steph and Libby that he and Rachel are releasing a song on the net.
-Bridget telling Harold that everyone will be worried about him and Harold telling her likewise.
-Harold going in for surgery.
Number 30
Steph and Charlie are binning cans of food when Toadie pops around. She tells him they're going organic. Toadie says that the only people who care about organic are inner city tragics with too much money. Steph says that people who care about their health do to. She feels selfish to be worrying about herself when Harold is so sick but she can't help but worry that her cancer could come back. What would happen to Charlie?
Erinsborough Hospital
Harold wakes up as Susan, Lou and Bridget pop in to see how he's doing. They've made some of his favourite meals for when he's feeling up to eating. Karl comes in and asks for a moment with Harold but he says that Karl can speak freely. The positive news is that the cancer hasn't metathesis so there's no need for radiotherapy. However, it has spread to the lymph nodes and he'll need chemotherapy. Harold doesn't seem keen but Karl says it's what they have to do to kill the cancer. Lou wants to know when they start, but Harold wants time to think. Lou doesn't see what there is to decide. Karl acknowledges that it is Harold's decision and they should give him some time to rest.
Outside Harold's room Karl tells Susan and Lou that he's tried to make him fight but it just drove him into a shell. It has to be Harold's decision. Lou argues that he's up and down like a yo-yo and that's not an excuse to give up, he needs his friends to point him in the right direction. Karl asks Susan for backup but she's with Lou.
SUSAN: I didn't want to fight the MS because I was afraid and I wasn't thinking straight but you turned me around and I love you for that. Harold needs encouragement not space.
Bridget comes out of Harold's room and informs them that he wants to speak to Toadie about his will. Karl maintains that they can't force him to take treatment, but Susan thinks they can try.
Number 30
Toadie comments that all the stuff with Harold really has Steph messed up. He tells her to visit him later and reminds her that she's a survivor. He's worried because he hasn't seen her like this in a long time. Steph says it's just scary. Toad understands that there'll always be a tiny part thinking the worst. Steph thinks it's holding her back; she settles for second-rate relationships (not Toadie) and her career is running a bar that she only took over because of Max. She doesn't know if that's all she wants to do for the rest of her life. She's sick of playing it safe. Toadie tells her there's not much she can do about what's happened so she should move on, and if she's not happy with what's happening now, she should change it.
TOADIE: You're a long time dead so have a crack or put up with second best. The choice is yours.
Charlie toddles over with a superhero girl for Toadie. He says it's his mummy! Steph swears she didn't put him up to it.
TOADIE: Well your son knows you, I know you. Looks like you're the one who's forgotten.
Number 28
Donna is dressing Callum in fluffy pink rubber gloves to do the washing up. Cal thinks it's the worst school holiday ever. Rachel tells him to be nice to his babysitters. Zeke thinks Ty and Rachel are going through his emails but they couldn't care less about them, they're just checking how many hits their song has had. That would be fifteen. Callum thinks that's rather lame, but Declan says that at least fifteen people are into it. Not exactly says Donna as she's viewed it about seven times. Rachel's been on about five and Ty's been on once or twice. Donna tells them they need a film clip or something to promote themselves better. Ty says he's broke so she can forget that. Donna says that Elle has a camera and that she is an ace director and it would be really fun. Callum says that he could be Fifty Cent (or is it 50Cent, or is it not capitalised? Oh no, I'm so uncool!) and the girls could be his posse.
TY: It just needs to be simple and cool.
DONNA: So you're interested?
TY: That depends, can you handle simple and cool.
DONNA: My middle names!
She asks Zeke if he's in. He says it's not really his thing. Ringo thinks he's too busy facebooking Kyle. Zeke wears his angry face.
DONNA: Come on, it's not the gang without you.
ZEKE: Since when were we the gang?
RACHEL: Hey, don't be like that. Do it for your favourite sister, yes?
ZEKE: Er, I've got my reputation to consider, yes?
RINGO: What as the school's new bad boy?
Donna tells Rachel to shut up and tells Zeke they need him. He says he'll do it but the second it gets lame he's out.
Erinsborough Hospital
Harold has sorted provisions for Sky, Kerry and Lou. He would like his house to be left to the Salvation Army. Toadie says that he's not dropping off his perch just yet, this can wait. Harold is happy to get another lawyer. Toadie relents and Harold adds that there's money also for Scott, Charlene, Paul and Tad. Not Henry though eh? Susan comes in and is horrified to hear Harold being so cold about it all. She asks for a moment with Harold, he tells her he's decided to forgo the chemotherapy. Susan tells him she doesn't want him to die. He says that the treatment can be worse than the disease, but she points out that he'll be alive at the end of it.
HAROLD: And what if it's just false hope for me and my friends?
SUSAN: And what if it's not?
HAROLD: Ah, Susan. We've been through such a lot together, eh? I've always held you in the greatest respect. You're just a very very dear friend. But this is my decision and the people here will have to live with it.
Charlie's
Susan and Lou wonder how they can get Harold to see sense and invite Steph to come along to the Hospital with them. Meanwhile Lucas is trying to convince Paul to run a a motorbiking travelog. Paul isn't convinced but Steph says she'd read it and wistfully thinks about getting her bike out. Lucas asks what's stopping her.
STEPH: This place.
LUCAS: You're the boss get someone in to cover for you.
(Enter Rebecca)
REBECCA: Gosh if I have to sit at that law office and do nothing for one more minute I'm gonna scream!
Lucas thinks Rebecca is the answer to Steph's problems. Steph says she still has a stack of paperwork to do.
LUCAS: I'm hearing excuses.
STEPH: I'm feeling reality.
Rebecca says she'd love to run Charlie's. After some more umming and ahing Steph decides to seize the day. Off she runs with Lucas – to the bikes!
Later on and Rebecca says there's no way the teens can shoot a music video in the bar as it would disturb the customers. Donna was hoping she'd chuck them for half an hour. The boys decide it's time to run but Donna stays and puts on a puppy dog face which doesn't work so she decides to pull out the big guns. She holds up a pair of red skinny jeans and sets the scene for Rebecca – hot young guys wearing only the jeans. She says Rebecca would be fighting off the customers. Rebecca looks conflicted but you know she'll cave (even though we're talking her son and his friends. Eew.).
Evidently Rebecca has caved because later on the boys are standing shirtless.
DECLAN: No way.
RINGO: Not in front of people.
ZEKE: (embracing the campness and donning a Santa hat) What's the problem?
DONNA: Well it's going on the internet anyway, everyone's going to see you then. This would just give you a live audience to rev you up.
Declan and Ringo are still all “no way” and Ty says he did specify “cool”. Donna says it's eyecatching and that's what they want don't they? Ty and Rachel kiss in agreement. Rebecca comes over all excited telling them that she put a poster outside saying “Music Video Shooting Here”. Apparently the customers are flooding in. Paul calls for some service and Rebecca comments that every job has it's downside.
REBECCA: What will you have?
PAUL: Anything you want to give me.
REBECCA: (dryly) Don't tempt me Paul.
The teens take to the stage, Donna gets the camera ready and Callum is ready with the stereo. Action.
Road…somewhere
Steph catches Lucas up who has stopped to wait for her. She is seriously excited about the bike ride. She tells him he has no idea how much she needed the ride. With her helmet on she looks a bit like a young Susan Hampshire.
STEPH: Ah, it's like I've been living in the fog, y'know, and all of a sudden it's been lifted. I feel fantastic.
LUCAS: I think I like this new you.
STEPH: Oh no, it's who I always was, I'd just forgotten. Ah, from now on I'm making the most of what I've got. Steph Scully is taking her life back! Whoo hoo!
LUCAS: What does that mean?
Off Steph rides. Thank goodness, I was beginning the feel the noises she was making were a bit much for a G-rated show….
Charlie's
Well it's Christmas in the bar, or so sing Ty and Rachel. Zeke seems to be very much enjoying his film debut. It's all going really well, everyone's enjoying it until Zeke falls backwards off the stage. Declan and Ringo immediately crack up and Zeke storms off. Donna runs after him.
DONNA: Zeke! What's wrong, Ty and Rachel are on fire.
ZEKE: Well it would be better if Declan and Ringo weren't acting like idiots.
DECLAN: Oh what's wrong Zekey-boy?
ZEKE: That's what's wrong you're acting like a pathetic moron!
RINGO: Dude, get a grip!
Donna tells them to shut up and says that nobody talks unless they're holding the talking mat. She asks Zeke if he thinks the boys treat him like a kid and passes the mat to him. Right. And she thinks the other two are feeling weird because Zeke has new mates. Yeah right?! She tells them to admit it. She takes their silence as a yes and tells them to treat Zeke as an equal and asks Zeke if Declan and Ringo are his mates. He agrees. Donna is glad they're all cool, but Zeke thinks they'd be more cool if she wasn't making them all look like idiots. She hits him with the talking mat.
Later on the gang are viewing the finished product and cringing at themselves. Rachel remains rather quiet which Donna notices. Rachel thinks there should be more Ty and way less of her.
TY: Hey hey, you look and sound amazing. I'd be happy for anyone to see this.
DONNA: Just as well because I put it online an hour ago. Get ready to feel the lurve Rach.
They've had 150 hits! Rachel tries backtracking saying she only did it for a bit of fun, she didn't think it would take off. Declan goes over to see his mum, commenting that she looks at home behind the bar. She asks how he'd feel were she to do something like it full time. He asks about her Law degree. She doesn't know anymore. Well, that was a quick turn around. Declan doesn't mind as long as she's happy. And she looks happy.
Erinsborough Hospital
Steph pops in to see Harold. He expects Lou and Susan sent her to change his mind. Nope, she's come to tell him about her day instead. She explains that she had a moment of clarity. Until today she'd been scared of a lot of things, she was even scared of visiting him because she's scared of her cancer coming back. Harold agrees that fear can be a very strong emotion. Steph tells him that she's realised she's not afraid of dying, she's been afraid of living.
STEPH: Harold, it's just every moment is precious and every extra moment I have with my son, you know I just…I want it all to count. So, I'm changing things. I'm choosing life. What are you going to choose?
Hmm, looks like she was there to talk him around after all.
Charlie's
A bunch of Ramsay Street residents are toasting to Steph for achieving the impossible. She says he made the decision himself. Karl tells them he's starting treatment immediately and will need all their help and support. Paul tells Steph that Rebecca was pretty nifty behind the bar today. Steph heard about the half naked me. Rebecca reports a 200% increase in profits. Steph says that she should maybe ask the new owner for a job. She's decided to sell the bar, it's been fun, but it's not what she wants to do anymore. She wants to do lots of things and things that matter. Another toast to Steph. Rebecca quietly slips away from the crowd and Paul follows her. He realises she was hoping to get a job out of Steph.
REBECCA: Yeah, well, thanks for putting in a good word for me.
PAUL: I can do better than that. I can get you back behind this bar for good, if that's what you want. I'll finance it. You run it. You and me back where we belong in a partnership. What do you say?
She says nothing, Rebecca is torn.
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