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Neighbours Episode 5729 from 2009 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 5729
Australian airdate: 09/07/09
UK airdate:
Writer: Anthony Morris
Director: Chris Adshead
Guests: Doctor Brian Rode: Leo Taylor
Constable Simone Page: Laura Hill
Music:
Summary/Images by: Elin/Graham
Recap
- Bridget tells Kate she's welcome over for a group study session at no. 26
- Toadie is warned that it won't be very nice for Karl and Susan if they go ahead with the lawsuit against the hospital
- Bridget letting Libby hold India; Miranda informing Bridget that the hospital stopped the IVF
- Protests at the hospital against the IVF being stopped with Bridget getting arrested
Erinsborough police station
An office takes Bridget to a cell for her to stay in whiles she calms down. When Bridget protests Toadie steps in and tries to convince the office to let Bridget go. The officer insists and reluctantly Bridget agrees to go into the cell. She pleads with the officer to let her go by saying that she's got a two-week old baby at home to look after. The office suggests that maybe next time Bridget should think about her daughter before getting into trouble. As the policewoman and Toadie walks away Bridget is left alone in her cell looking sad.
Number 26
Declan, Miranda and Steve are discussing Bridget being put in jail due to a peaceful protest. Declan and Steve can't understand why India was there during the protest, but Miranda assures them that the baby was safe the whole time. With that Declan takes India from her grandfather's arms and heads out. As he opens the door Susan's there with a camera in her hand expecting Bridget to be back home. Susan's got the whole protest on camera and starts telling Declan all the details about the shoving, intimidation, the arrest… She's writing an article for the paper about what happened and shows Declan the pictures she's got. Declan says he would like to give a comment to the paper for Susan's article, but he can't as he needs to take his daughter to see her Mum in jail.
Erinsborough police station
Declan and India come to visit Bridget in jail. Declan wants to know what Bridget was thinking going to the protest and tells her it's no longer just about her, they need to think about India first of all. Bridget apologises and says she ‘stuffed up'.
Harold's store
Toadie is on the phone to the police asking to speak to Bridget Parker mentioning how she was arrested earlier in the day and he's her lawyer. He wants to know whether or not she will be charged or not. Paul, Lou and Callum are all hanging around listening in on the conversation.
Callum looks over at the Ramsays who are sitting at the other end of the store having milkshakes. Toadie notices Callum and Sophie looking at each other.
TOADIE: Why don't you go talk to her?
CALLUM: Yeah, right.
TOADIE: Why not?
CALLUM: Because she's weird.
TOADIE: So are you.
CALLUM: But she's weird in a girl way.
Toadie suggests Callum asks Sophie to come over to their place for lunch the next day as he'll then shout them pizza and before we know it Callum has made his way over to the Ramsays' table. An enthusiastic Callum tries to get Sophie to agree to come over to play Facesmasher 2, eat pizza and last but not least take Rocky for a walk in the park, but she's not interested. The other Ramsay siblings tease Sophie for turning Callum down before we cut back to Toadie on the phone again. He receives news that Bridget will be summoned for court and Paul who's still eavesdropping can't help but make a comment about it. Toadie refuses to give Paul any comments on the case for the paper to use, not even off the record, and takes Callum with him and leaves.
Number 26
Toadie is informing the Parkers and Declan about the latest turn of events. The worst case scenario for Bridget is that she'll get a fine and a good behavior bond, but she may also just get a warning from the police. Miranda wants to know if there's something they can do about it and Toadie suggests that Bridget writes a letter of apology to the police officer involved. She agrees to do it and with that Toadie leaves the Parkers to themselves.
MIRANDA (to India): That's the end of your protesting days, little lady.
BRIDGET: And mine.
Miranda and Steve decide to put India to bed. When they've gone, Bridget wants to know if Declan is angry with her. He says he could never stay mad at her for too long as she's too cute. But he does think they need to change their priorities, they can't keep doing ‘stuff' and run themselves ragged anymore. Bridget says she doesn't think they should have to slow down just because they've just had a baby, but Declan's worried about her. Bridget insists she's fine to both go to school, look after India, find time to study and other things- she's got a schedule where everything is planned into. Declan wants her to have some time just for herself and for them. Bridget says she'll always find time for them, but when Declan suggests that they just hang out and watch TV it proves his point. Bridget's too busy to do it as she needs to look after India and then study.
Erinsborough Hospital
Susan, Karl and Toadie are at the hospital trying to blackmail Brian into letting the IVF go ahead. Unless he backs down they'll publish incriminating pictures of him and Bridget at the protest together with a full report on the front page of the Erinsborough News the following day. The Kennedys remind Brian that it won't look good for the hospital to be seen not to care about mothers and babies given that the maternity ward is the most financially successful department in the hospital. Toadie also reminds Brian about an upcoming by-election and how this negative publicity won't look good for the Health minister. Brian says they give him no choice then and tells them to go ahead and publish the article.
Number 26
Bridget is on the couch with India in her arms when Declan comes back from work. He wants to take his girls out for a walk in the park, but Bridget says she can't come as she's so much behind on her work. Besides, she's told Kate she would help out with the Physics studying as well.
DECLAN: You are unbelievable.
BRIDGET: Unbelievably gorgeous?
DECLAN: Absolutely.
Declan suggests a compromise then and tells Bridget to call Kate and arrange for them to study at the park.
Park
Harry is surprised that his younger sister is suddenly so interested in cricket. Sophie tries to impress him with her talk about the game, but clearly doesn't know the correct vocabulary. Callum, Toadie and Lou approach with three dogs on leash just as Sophie bowls the first ball to Harry who's the batsman. The ball ends up by Callum's feet and Rocky goes after it. Sophie runs over to pick up the ball and bring Rocky back. Toadie comments on Sophie's ball throwing skills, but Callum's not very impressed. They start talking about training dogs to make them follow your lead and Callum and Sophie take Rocky over to the other side of the park so that Callum can show off some of his training tips.
Declan and Bridget arrive with India in her pram. As Toadie and Declan start kicking the ball that leaves Kate with Bridget and the baby. Lou finds Harry and decide to bowl him a few balls. Kate comments on how Bridget's looking tired, but she insists to still carryon with the studying. They watch the blokes play the sports and Bridget comments on how nice it would be to have some time just to relax and enjoy herself.
Erinsborough News
Karl and Susan are back from the hospital and discussing the article they want to run in the paper. Susan wants to publish the article straight away to push the hospital into letting Libby have the IVF treatment, but Karl is worried that if they're in the wrong and the hospital pushes back then Libby will be the one to suffer for it. They ask themselves what Libby has done to deserve ending up in the middle of this mess and Karl remarks that the paper may not run the story anyway as Paul's made his views very clear in the past. Susan says she's not going to take the story to Paul anyway, she'll run it past Elle who's the editor. Paul comes in after hearing some of the previous conversation and says that as the owner of the paper he likes to take an interest in what goes in his paper.
Paul's office
Paul tells Karl and Susan that he wants all photos from the protest signed over to the paper, including any pictures of Bridget being arrested. Karl asks how Paul knows about that, but doesn't get a very useful response. Susan asks if Paul's planning to run the photos from the protest and he says it's up to him and his editor to decide what will go in the paper. After seeing Susan's worried look he changes the tune and says that of course he's not going to publish them as Rebecca and Declan would ‘nail his heart to the wall'.
SUSAN: I want this story to go out exactly as I've written it. Not edited towards your personal bias.
PAUL: Why, as opposed to your personal bias?
SUSAN: I'm warning you, Paul, I'm a woman on hormone treatment. The slightest thing could set me off.
Susan says she'll only report what happened, but the hospital is trying to intimidate her and Karl and she's not going to just back down. Paul says he's not expecting her too and explains how this kind of story is like gold to him. The readers love these David vs. Goliath stories. Susan wants to know why Paul's been so against them if these stories sell papers. He says it's because stories like the ‘Granny surrogate: Does it get any sicker?' type stories also sell very well. Susan wants to make sure that Paul will run the story for them. He says he definitely will.
Number 28
Susan opens the door to Bridget who has come to speak to Libby, but as the Fitzgerald's arw away Bridget agrees to talk to Susan instead. Bridget tells Susan about writing an apology to the police and then they move on to talk about life.
BRIDGET: How did Libby do it? She brought up Ben, she's a teacher, she's married… She's got it all.
SUSAN: Well, she hasn't got a two-week old baby. And when she did she was in no hurry to get back to work.
Susan comments on how capable Bridget is which makes it easy for other people to forget just how hard it must be for her to juggle all her commitments. She's a Mum at an age when most girls couldn't even imagine what that's like. Bridget holds up the life schedule she made earlier and says she wants all of her life to fit into it, but it just doesn't work. Susan says Bridget has got plenty of time to do all the things she wants to do in life, but Bridget can only think of all the work she's got piling up at home because she hasn't had time to do it all. Susan suggests that Bridget spreads out her workload over time, she's still young and is in no hurry to get things done.
Harold's Store
Declan is waffling on about football stuff, but Bridget isn't really listening to what he's saying. He asks if she's alright and she says she's fine.
At the other end of the store Callum and Sophie have just finished their milkshakes and they realize that Toadie is late for picking Callum up. Sophie says she thought it would be weird to hang out with Callum, but actually it was kind of fun. They make plans for the next day when they can get together and teach Rocky some more tricks.
Back again to Bridget and Declan where she's now decided that she wants to keep doing all the things she would like to do, she'll just need some more time to get it all done. That's why she's decided to finish year 12 over two years. Declan thinks that's a very good idea and there's smiles all around as Bridget tears up her life schedule as she won't be needing it anymore.
Number 26
Miranda finds Declan, Bridget and India cuddling on the sofa. Steve comes in as well and they watch the happy trio. Bridget glances up at Declan before lying back down with her head on his chest.
Number 28
Susan comes home from work and Karl asks how she got on. She says she just wrote everything down as it happened at the protest and Paul will have a read of it later in the afternoon. There shouldn't be anything in it that he'll object to though. Toadie comes in and has just got back from a meeting with Dr. Brian at the hospital. The hospital have caved and now agree to go through with the treatment. Dr. Olenski is ready to start this afternoon even and Libby and Dan are on their way back home as well. Susan's so excited she hugs Toadie twice (!) and everyone's really happy. There's only one catch – Brian will only agree to do it on the condition that the rights to all pictures is signed over to him and that the Kennedys agree not to speak to any media outlets about it. After that they can just ‘get happy with the test tubes people'! Uh-oh. Susan and Karl can't believe it and have no choice but to tell Toadie that they've just given Paul all rights to the pictures and the story will run in the next day's paper. Toadie asks when this happened and Susan yells at him that they didn't think they had a choice but to give Paul the story. Karl wants to know what they should do and Toadie says they will just have to get the pictures back and cancel the story otherwise the deal with the hospital is off.
Number 22
Paul is trying to get his head around what it is the Kennedys really want. First they ask him to run the article as it would help their cause and now they want him not to do it as it will go against their cause. Susan tries to plead with him saying the article will only cause harm to everyone if it goes ahead, but Paul insists that news is news. Plus, that Brian tried to hurt Bridget.
KARL: Mate, you're only interested in selling papers!
PAUL: Thanks for reminding me! The story stays.
KARL: If anyone in my family is hurt…
PAUL: So what, Karl, you'll hit me with your handbag?
Paul insists that the story will be on tomorrow's front page. Susan says there's other stories they could run, but Paul says none of them are like this one. He's got a business to run. Susan reminds him that once upon a time the business was his all, but he's a different man now. Paul says that despite her appeals he needs to think about the bottom line. That would be whether or not people will be hurt by the article according to Susan. In a last attempt she pleads with him again not to run the article. Paul gives the Kennedys a look, but says nothing.
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