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Neighbours Episode 5709 from 2009 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 5709
Australian airdate: 11/06/09
UK airdate: 13/08/09
Writer: Jane Allen
Director: Jovita O'Shaughnessy
Guests: Det. Sgt. Michaela Morris: Jacqueline Brennan
Summary/Images by: ~Em~
- Rebecca finding Sophie drawing pictures of the accident.
- Rebecca telling Toadie and Paul that Sophie may have witnessed the accident.
- Declan showing Rebecca the "Wanted" headline about Paul.
- Elle telling Lucas that if Paul was guilty he'd have skipped the country by now
- Elle offering Kate her job back.
- Dan and Libby announcing they're going ahead with the surrogacy.
- Susan telling Karl she wants to be Libby's surrogate.
Number 28
Arriving back from the Parkers', Susan rants at Karl that she isn't acting on a whim, she's thought it through and sought medical advice. She wants to help Libby. Karl doesn't want her medical condition to get worse, but Susan says it won't affect her MS. She hates seeing Libby so upset.
KARL: Ok, ok, Libby can't have any more children. That's upsetting, but it happens. People learn to cope. Libby will learn to cope.
SUSAN: Wouldn't you help her if you could?
KARL: Not like this, no.
SUSAN: I don't believe you.
Harold's Store
Rebecca gets a phone call, it must be Paul because she quickly changes tone and topic as Elle comes over. Elle asks how Paul is and Rebecca asks how she would know. Elle asks her to tell her if she hears from him.
Across the store sit the Kennedy/Fitzgerald clan. Karl leaves for the gym and pointedly remarks that he knows what his body is capable of. Susan shoots him a withering look. Libby questions her about it but Susan makes excuses to leave. Ben asks why his Nana won't say what's happening and Dan tells him it's secret women's business.
DAN: Trust me, you don't want to get involved.
Well there's a sentence often uttered in vain in Ramsay Street...
Number 28
Libby demands to know what is going on. Susan almost cracks and tells her what she's been thinking when Karl comes home. Susan says they were talking about netball fixtures. Karl would like to speak to Susan alone.
LIBBY: NO! I want to know what's going on!
KARL: Excuse me, I would like to talk to Susan, please go,
SUSAN: Oh Karl just settle down. LIBBY: Don't talk to me like I'm a child.
Then don't act like one Libby Spoilt Brat Kennedy-Fitzgerald! Libby throws a stoppy teenage "FINE" at her father and storms out. Karl wants to know if Susan told Libby about her idea and isn't happy she went behind his back. Susan protests that she didn't and that Libby has a right to know.
KARL: This is not just your decision, it's ours.
SUSAN: Fine Karl, and what happens if we can't agree? What then?
KARL: I really don't know.
Susan looks somewhat taken aback. Rightly so. I don't know which of the Kennedy women is worst at the moment.
The Gym
Karl is running on the treadmill watched by an amused Steve. Miranda comes in and shows Steve the photos from the previous night. Steve takes them across to show Karl and goes all dad-ish about daughters, but Karl is rather preoccupied. Steve can't believe how happy the imminent arrival of the baby has made the family, especially Bridget.
STEVE: But you were right you know. Even though they get married and have babies, they still need their dads don't they?
Karl smiles and nods. Steve hugs Karl, it's a classic daggy moment which will undoubtedly be capped. Such a shame so little has been made of the potential for a good friendship between the pair of them.
Lucas has started a pool on Bridget's baby and Steph and Toadie are getting in on the action.
CHARLIE: What are they doing?
CALLUM: Betting. It's really bad.
Running a book on the baby earns Lucas a slap on the head from Elle who is looking for Rebecca. She leaves the bar with Lucas in hot pursuit. She tells him that she thinks Rebecca has been in contact with Paul. She stresses out about having dropped her father in so much trouble but Lucas calms her down and they go off to find her.
Harold's Store
Lou begs Kate to come back to work even offering to throw a free double choc muffin in at the end of every shift. Sophie is drawing more pictures.
LOU: What if I just beg you to come back?
KATE: I just want one banana smoothie and three straws.
LOU: What about one each, on the house and I'll chuck in some extra colouring pencils.
KATE: Are you trying to bribe me Lou?
LOU: Yes, yes. And you'd be mad not to accept!
Harry tells Sophie she's got to stop drawing pictures of the accident because it's not helping. (It's also a bit horror-movie-esque, or could be in a different time slot.) Kate notices a new addition to the picture and asks who it is.
Kate and Harry exchange "oh cripes" looks.
Number 26
Rebecca arrives home and calls out to see if anyone else is around. Just as well there isn't because guess who is behind the laundry room door? She asks Paul if he found the Ramsay kids' father. Apparently he died in the Philippians three years ago leaving debts to shady characters. Paul thinks it's time to make the call to the police. There's a knock at the door and there's just time for Paul to hide again before Elle and Lucas barge in.
ELLE: We need to talk.
LUCAS: More like an intervention.
ELLE: You've been in contact with dad haven't you? And don't lie it's demeaning.
PAUL: (Opening the door again) She's right, you've lied for me long enough. Time to stop now. Hi darling.
A glass of water and a sit around the table later Elle thinks she should have been told. Paul thought the less people who knew the better and Rebecca points out that Elle also thought he was guilty and launched a man hunt campaign in his own paper! Rebecca also thinks that Sophie is still worth another shot and explains that she saw the accident. Paul doesn't want her involved though, he's put them through enough. He calls the police.
Ramsay Street
Libby wants to talk to Susan about what's going on because she's really worried.
LIBBY: You were going to tell me before.
SUSAN: I know I was, but that was probably wrong.
LIBBY: Because of dad?
There are police sirens in the background which interrupts the Kennedy women's conflab and also a footie kick about between Toadie and Callum, and...what do you know here come the Ramsays for good measure. Ramsay Street rule #23.c "Always ensure a good crowd is present in the street when an arrest is about to take place.
Number 26
Paul is just about to be carted off to remand when, you guessed it folks, Toadie arrives to have a word with his client. Paul ignores Toadie and they all leave the house in slow motion and to aggressive humming. The Ramsays watch on with conflicting emotions and Sophie starts to have flash backs to the day of the accident.
FLASHBACK ECHOING PAUL: Jill...Jill....Look out!....Look out....
Flashback Paul runs over to his half-sister sprawled across the road and calls for an ambulance.
Coming around, Sophie halts the threatening music with a "NO!" and runs across to Paul and hugs him. She thanks him for trying to help her mum. Paul looks rather shocked, as does everybody else on the scene, as Sophie continues to cling to him. Close to tears, Paul puts his arms around his niece.
Number 26
Sophie finishes recounting the true story of how Paul tried to stop Jill from running into the road. Paul is brought back into the lounge room and asks for a moment with the Ramsays. He tells them that their mum deserved better than a half-brother like him and that it's all his fault. He explains that he left town to look for their father.
KATE: Did you find him?
PAUL: No, no he died. Three years ago. I'm sorry.
Harold's Store
Miranda and Steve, still exiled from their own house call in and find Lou arranging the odds on Bridget's baby. They tell him they know what's going on and he says he'd be quite happy to give all the money back.
MIRANDA: Oh you can't do that.
LOU: I can't?
MIRANDA: No, you've got to run it and make lots and lots of money and give Bridget's baby 50% of the earnings.
LOU: Fifty percent?!....That's a great idea.
Libby comes in and orders a juice and a pacemaker for her father who she notices has also just arrived. She asks why he won't let Susan talk to her. Karl tells her its because its something they have to sort out between themselves. Realising she should drop it the conversation turns to netball.
LIBBY: So, are you serious about this netball thing?
KARL: Why do people keep saying that? You're ok playing with your dad aren't you? I won't embarrass you...
LIBBY: Hmm, you probably will! Like the time you turned up to the blue light disco in your dressing gown!
He tells her that he was only looking out for his little girl. They have a mushy daddy/daughter moment and Libby concludes that he'd do anything for her, it's the kind of dad he is. That's gonna be difficult to back out of Karl!
Number 24
With Sophie asleep, Kate suggests they take her to see Dan sometime to talk about everything that's happened. She also tentatively suggests they scatter their mum's ashes tomorrow. Harry thinks it's too soon, but Kate argues that it has been a month. She and Sophie are ready.
HARRY: So it doesn't matter what I think?
KATE: No, of course it does. It's just...now we know what happened.
HARRY: Who cares? She's still gone.
Number 28
The Kennedy-Fitzgeralds and Steph are marvelling over Paul's escape from the police again. Ben and Callum have been playing "arrest the Robinson". Dan asks how the Ramsay children are and Susan suggests taking some food over to them later. Libby and Dan are off for dinner out and Steph also makes her excuses to leave.
With everybody gone Susan hands Karl the research she's been doing which shows that a pregnancy could even ease some of the MS symptoms. Karl notes that that would be the bit she highlighted in hot pink and asks what about afterwards when she's exhausted and distressed at giving away the child she has carried for nine months.
SUSAN: Karl, why are any of us here?
KARL: This is not some deep philosophical issue.
SUSAN: I can do this for Libby. I can. How can we deny her that happiness?
KARL: I'll leave the philosophising to you. I'll just check the grey watering system.
A while later Libby bursts back in in another teenage strop. She's had five calls, everybody is pulling out of the netball team. Nobody has any commitment anymore. (Or maybe they have prior commitments?) Susan tells her that it's not the end of the world and Libby confesses that she just can't handle it when anything goes wrong anymore. Susan thinks it is understandable, but Libby just wants it to go away.
SUSAN: Well...it's not going to go away. But it is going to get easier.
SUSAN: Libby, I've had an idea. ... I could be the surrogate mother for you and Dan.
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