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Neighbours Episode 8331 from 2020 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 8331
Australian airdate: 31/03/20
UK airdate: 03/04/20
Writer: Libby Butler
Director: Declan Eames
Guests: Dr Bowman: Cameron McDonald
Patricia Hillman: BillieRose Cachia
Aster Conway: Isla Goulas
Summary/Images by: Carly/Graham
- Harlow being placed in a medically induced coma
- Paul telling Harlow that Prue died
- David blaming himself for not recognising Finn had his memories back
- Susan inviting Elly to move back home
- Elly telling her that Bea won't want her back once she knows the truth
- Elly confessing to Bea that she had feelings for Finn
- Sheila angrily telling Susan that Gary's death is on her hands
Number 26
Sheila can't believe Susan had the gall to show her face at Gary's wake. Terese and Kyle try to calm her down but Sheila is on the warpath.
KYLE: Maybe she didn't realise what an upset she'd cause.
SHEILA: Oh of course, because Saint Susan would never think that her godly presence would cause anything but bloody celebration!
Paul walks in as Sheila is hunting down her car keys. He asks what they're all doing inside and Terese explains they've had a "slight situation". Kyle attempts to get Sheila to stay home but she growls at him for her keys. He reluctantly hands them over. Sheila says she needs to get away from Ramsay Street and heaven help anyone who follows her.
Number 28 Backyard
Bea is trying to write songs in her notebook to distract herself but she can't help thinking about everything that has happened. Elly's voice echoes in her mind, saying that her and Finn kissed, and then apologising for betraying her sister. Karl and Susan appear and Bea notices that Susan is looking downcast. Susan explains what happened with Sheila and how she blames her for Gary's death.
BEA: You're not the one who shot him in the back.
SUSAN: No I'm the one who brought Finn back to the street. I thought that he'd changed.
BEA: No you couldn't have known that he was going to turn crazy and that he was going to be so obsessed with Elly.
KARL: Bea's right.
But the lies become too much for Susan.
SUSAN: She's not. Bea I did know.
BEA: Wait, what are you talking about?
SUSAN: I knew that Finn and Elly had feelings for each other. I knew for a while. I'm so sorry.
Bea becomes incredibly upset. She gets her crutches and tries to leave as fast as she can, stopping Susan from trying to apologise further.
Number 32
David hangs up a phone call from the hospital. He tells Aaron that his workplace were impressed with how he handled the crisis last week and want him back at work that afternoon. Aaron is pleased but also concerned about his husband's welfare. But David says he'll only be on light duties and he'll also be supervised. Aaron reminds him that he's been beating himself up a lot over missing the signals with Finn and thinks he should work through that first. David replies that having too much time on his hands to ruminate isn't good for him, so work will be an excellent distraction. Elly arrives home after an outing with Aster, surprised to see the boys back so soon after Gary's funeral.
DAVID: How was your walk?
ELLY: Ah, yeah, it seems that being charged with murder causes a level of anxiety even exercise can't help. How was the service?
DAVID: Oh you know, beautiful... Hilarious but devastating.
ELLY: I should have been there.
AARON: No don't be silly. Everyone knows what you're going through.
Speaking of things Elly is going through, she receives an alarming text from Susan. Elly explains to Aaron and David she needs to tend to important family stuff and asks them to mind Aster.
Number 28 Backyard
Karl tells Susan that he took Bea to the hospital to see Harlow. Susan supposes that Bea also wanted to get away from her too. She then looks at her husband's face and can see the emotion etched on it.
SUSAN: You're angry.
KARL: I'm confused.
SUSAN: Karl be honest. You have every right to be furious with me. I'm furious with me.
Elly arrives and asks how Bea took the news.
KARL: (testily) How do you think? Her whole life has been turned on its head in the past few hours.
SUSAN: (to Elly) That's about me, not you.
KARL: No, no, it's about us. How could you keep this from me?
SUSAN: Because I was trying to protect Bea!
KARL: You're assuming I would have told her?
SUSAN: No Karl, that's not what I'm saying. I trusted that Finn and Elly were trying to move away from each other. And I hoped this whole mess would be over and done with before there was anything to tell.
ELLY: I thought if I could create some distance between me and Finn this whole thing would blow over. I put Susan in an impossible situation.
KARL: No you put her at risk! You do realise that stress is a major trigger for MS don't you?
SUSAN: Karl!
ELLY: I know, I know! I'm so sorry. I never thought that any of it would lead to this.
Erinsborough Hospital
Bea sits by Harlow's bedside and offers her condolences about Prue. Harlow says it all hasn't really sunk in yet. Bea wonders if the drugs are doing their thing and Harlow says she thinks so, although she's having a lot of trouble sleeping. Harlow then asks if Bea went to Gary's funeral.
BEA: That was the plan until I found out that Finn's feelings towards Elly weren't entirely one- sided.
HARLOW: You're kidding?
BEA: Better yet, Susan knew about the whole thing the entire time.
HARLOW: Bea I'm so sorry.
BEA: I don't even know who to trust anymore. Everyone that I relied on is dead or has lied to me.
HARLOW: Well not everyone. And there's no shame in falling apart. If you want to cry, wail, eat your weight in hospital jelly, go for it. I can't go anywhere.
Bea thanks her but says she's all cried out for now. She's just really sick of everyone treating her like a little kid that needs protecting. Harlow asks if that's why Bea's visiting to "avoid conflict like an adult". It's the correct assumption as Bea replies that she can't deal with any of her family right now.
HARLOW: I get it. And you are totally within your rights to be angry at Elly and Susan. But take it from someone who's just lost their only sane- ish parent: don't let Finn cost you your family.
Bea appears to take Harlow's advice to heart.
The Waterhole
Paul finds Sheila sitting alone at the bar. He comments on the beer she's drinking but she says it's a shandy - it was Gary's favourite but he was always too embarrassed to order it. Sheila knew to serve it to him, though. Paul signals to the bartender he'd like the same drink as Sheila.
PAUL: You did take good care of him didn't you.
SHEILA: He was my son. (Getting upset) It was my job.
PAUL: You know Sheila, Gary wouldn't want you going through all of this without the support of your friends.
SHEILA: (crying) What would you know about what Gary wanted? You hated his guts!
PAUL: Actually, no I didn't.
SHEILA: Oh, so all those attempts at framing him for assault and breaking up his relationship with Amy, and his marriage with Terese, what were they? Just acts of 'extreme friendship'?
PAUL: More like extreme sport. Gary was my sparring partner. He was actually the best one I ever had bar Terese if I'm honest.
They each take a sip of their shandies.
SHEILA: They're terrible aren't they.
PAUL: Ooh yeah.
Sheila is trying her best not to cry again.
PAUL: Sheila, you know, when one of your children dies you just think that nothing can ever be good again.
SHEILA: I just miss him so much.
PAUL: I know you do.
Kyle walks in to find his gran but stops when he sees that Paul might actually be getting through to Sheila.
SHEILA: I would have lost Kyle too if it wasn't for you. So I suppose I should say thank you.
PAUL: It's okay. I would have saved Gary too if I could have. (He takes Sheila's hand) I hope you know that.
Kyle looks on, tears in his eyes, at this unlikely companionship.
Erinsborough Hospital
Doctor Bowman catches up with David upon his return and tells him to prepare himself. The Board have had questions for Doctor Bowman about whether he was aware of the change in Finn's mental state. If there's an inquiry they'll want to talk to David too. This causes concern in David, but he soldiers on with a smile as he steps into Harlow's room. He asks how she's feeling and she says she's tired but also wired. She keeps hoping someone will tell her that Prue's still alive. David notices that there's a tremor in Harlow's right hand.
DAVID: How long has that been happening with your hand?
HARLOW: Um, I don't know. Yesterday maybe?
DAVID: Since you found out about your mum?
HARLOW: Yeah probably. It comes and goes.
DAVID: Grief can manifest in many ways.
HARLOW: I think I just feel so guilty about what's happened with Finn.
She explains to David that she caught a hint of Finn's memories coming back when he knew where the paper towel was at #22. But when she mentioned it to Finn, he was extremely convincing in hiding the truth. David says she wasn't the only one to fall for Finn's act.
DAVID: I was his doctor for months and it didn't twig to me that his memory had returned.
HARLOW: I guess he fooled us all.
She notices that the hand tremor has stopped. David smiles and tells her not to be so hard on herself; getting anxious over Finn isn't going to help in her recovery. Harlow returns his smile and says the same applies to him.
Bea sits outside the hospital and looks at a photo on her phone from Aster's naming day. She zooms in on her and Finn then has flashbacks to the times when things weren't adding up between Elly and Finn but make sense to her now. Like when Finn convinced her to give her ballet ticket to Elly, and the time when Elly and Finn were mucking around with the baby sling. Bea looks at another photo of her and Finn in happier times, and then has another memory of Elly telling her that her relationship with Finn is solid and they'll get through any hard times. Bea looks hurt and conflicted.
Back in the hospital, Paul and Terese check in with David about Harlow. They comment on how anxious she is and the fact that her leg's twitching. David says he knew about Harlow's hand but that she didn't mention restless legs. Paul adds that she's lost her appetite and hasn't slept since she found out about Prue.
PAUL: And the nurse mentioned something about withdrawals from her meds?
DAVID: It's possible but I'd wager it's more psychological. She's experienced a huge loss combined with the last interactions she had with Prue and Finn - I'd say she's suffering from some PTSD.
TERESE: She needs to get more sleep otherwise she's just going to get worse.
DAVID: I'll organise a psych evaluation.
PAUL: Can't you do it?
DAVID: I'll get the psych on- call to come right now.
Paul looks at David with an odd expression when he leaves, wondering why David isn't taking on the case himself.
Ramsay Street
Sheila and Kyle arrive home just as Karl and Susan are putting out the rubbish. Susan notices and tells Karl she's going back inside lest she cause Sheila any further distress. Kyle advises his gran to ignore them, but Sheila wants a word with Karl - she promises no yelling this time. Karl is wary when Sheila approaches him.
KARL: I'm not doing this again, Sheila.
SHEILA: I just want you to tell me the truth.
KARL: About what?
SHEILA: How you really feel about Susan bringing that murderer back into our lives.
KARL: I realise you're looking for an ally but it's not going to be me.
SHEILA: You were always against Finn moving back onto the street, right from the get go. I remember you that day in court, it was Susan who drove this whole mission out of guilt because she pushed him off that stupid cliff.
KARL: We agreed as a family to help him.
SHEILA: But you must have worried about his memory coming back just like Susan's did.
KARL: (uncomfortable) Look this is not the day to examine it. I need to be with my family and you need to say goodbye to your son.
Not getting the answers she wanted, Sheila heads home. Kyle exchanges a questioning look with Karl, who looks uneasy with how much Sheila's words are affecting him.
Number 26
Sheila is pleased to see that the house has been tidied. Kyle says that Dipi and Shane helped him out. He then awkwardly brings up the fact that the crematorium called earlier, but Sheila says she'll organise everything next week. Kyle asks if she has any idea where she's going to put Gary's ashes, but Sheila does. Right next to Frank's urn on the shelf.
KYLE: You reckon granddad will cope with sharing the spotlight?
Sheila smiles at him and leans in for a cuddle.
Number 28 Backyard
Karl isn't too happy to see Susan exerting herself by gathering vegetables from the greenhouse. But Susan is determined to make dinner - she says Karl deserves a night off and that Bea needs a nourishing meal to get her strength back. Karl can see Susan's hands are shaking but she insists that she's fine. Bea appears from behind the greenhouse but stops when she hears them talking.
SUSAN: This family is at breaking point, we need a reason to gather together. And what better reason than nice, fresh veggies?
KARL: You need to rest!
SUSAN: (upset) Karl just leave it!
She picks up the basket of vegetables and accidentally drops it on the ground. Susan starts crying and apologising to Karl. Bea is upset with what she's seen and heard and comes to a tough decision.
Number 32
Elly is surprised but pleased to see Bea.
ELLY: I'm so glad you're here. You have to know how terrible I feel.
BEA: About which part?
ELLY: About betraying you and hurting you the most. Honestly Bea, throw things at me, light my hair on fire, punch me, do whatever!
BEA: Elly I'm not here to fight.
ELLY: Does that mean you're open to talking about it? Bea I will do anything in the world to make things right with you.
BEA: Then move home.
This was definitely not what Elly was expecting to hear.
ELLY: What?
BEA: I think you and Aster should move back to Number 28.
ELLY: But after everything I did… we did. Do you really want to live with me?
BEA: I'm not happy about any of it. At all. But you're my family, and if we're together we can work through it. Losing you would be letting Finn win.
Elly nods and gives her sister a tearful smile.
Erinsborough Hospital
Aaron gives David a kiss on the cheek and asks how his day is going. But David is intently focused on how Harlow's assessment is going with Doctor Bowman, especially when she starts to throw up into a sick bag. Terese holds Harlow's hair back and Paul listens (along with David) as Doctor Bowman explains that Harlow doesn't need a psych evaluation. She's experiencing withdrawal from the meds used to induce her coma. Paul asks if it's common but Bowman says he'll page Harlow's doctor for further questions. David looks like he's kicking himself for not paying better attention to Harlow's symptoms. Bowman takes David outside the room for a private chat.
DR BOWMAN: I don't understand. How did you miss the signs of barbiturate withdrawal?
DAVID: I dropped the ball.
DR BOWMAN: A psych evaluation is all well and good but you should have alerted her doctor so they could check and adjust her medication.
DAVID: I think I was overly focused on her psychological state because I feel like I missed key signs with Finn.
DR BOWMAN: Maybe you need to extend your leave of absence?
DAVID: Maybe I shouldn't be so hard on myself? You were supervising Finn's care after my accident, you didn't see the changes either.
DR BOWMAN: I saw no change in him during our scheduled sessions, but I was at a distinct disadvantage because of the way you handled the case.
DAVID: Sorry?
DR BOWMAN: I should have been kept up- to- date on what was happening in Finn's life. By the time you shared your concerns about his behaviour he was already on the island.
DAVID: In hindsight I should have said something sooner, but I thought Finn's anger was because of his father.
DR BOWMAN: The fact is your instincts told you something was wrong but you didn't alert anyone with the authority to control him until it was too late. That's on you.
David is devastated.
Ramsay Street
Susan and Karl come out to meet Elly and Bea as they bring Aster to Number 28. Elly says she needs to set Aster up in her room then she'll go back to Number 32 for more of her things. But Susan is happy to look after Aster. She asks her nieces what brought "all this on".
BEA: Well I just realised that there's no point pushing each other away. Especially when we're all so lucky to be here.
Susan and Bea walk inside with Aster, but Elly's the only one who notices that Sheila and Kyle have been watching their 'happy families' moment from across the street. Elly gives them a guilty look before heading back to Number 32.
KYLE: I know it doesn't seem fair but they've had a rough time too.
SHEILA: And what has Susan lost, a live- in psychopath? What's rough about that?
KYLE: Bea's got months of rehab ahead of her and Elly's being charged with murder.
SHEILA: Yeah, well, I feel sorry for Bea and I'm really glad Elly did it. Susan gets nothing from me because she brought all this on herself.
Erinsborough Hospital
Aaron is on the phone to Elly, surprisingly chipper about losing yet another housemate in such a short space of time. But he understands she's needed back at the Kennedys and says they'll miss her. Aaron finds David after he hangs up and notices how downcast he is. David says that Aaron was right, he wasn't ready to come back to work. Aaron asks what Doctor Bowman said, but David ignores the question and says he's going to ask his supervisor for more time off. Aaron knows it's tough right now but David will know when the right time to come back is. They say goodbye just as a patient arrives on a stretcher with an ambulance crew. One of the ambos try and give David details of the emergency (car accident, female patient, 18, no ID), but David can barely focus, too lost in his own anxious thoughts.
Coming up on Neighbours...
Toadie finds Dipi at Sonya's memorial tree.
SUSAN: They all have to live with their pain. I should too.
Chloe hands Elly a USB stick.
CHLOE: I think you maybe need to look at this.
Elly in tears, talking to Bea.
ELLY: Bea he nearly killed you because of me!
Claudia is back in town. She speaks with Bea.
CLAUDIA: Last time I was here I warned you there was something more to their relationship.
Claudia eavesdrops on a conversation between Karl and Susan.
KARL: Forcing yourself to spend time with Claudia is not going to help you get rid of your guilt.
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