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Neighbours Episode 0398 from 1986 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 0398
Australian airdate: 03/12/86
UK airdate: 17/05/88
UK Gold: 11/05/94
Writer: Cheredith Mok
Director: Mark Callan
Summary/Images by: Karen (Katie)
Kelly, Jane and Charlene are digging in the Mangels' garden for whatever Mrs Mangel has buried in the middle of the night.
Mangels back garden
Kelly bends down slowly and nervously to brush away the earth, Jane shuts her eyes too frightened to look. Kelly discovers a clock Mr Mangel had given Mrs Mangel on her wedding day along with Mr Mangel's false teeth and items of his clothing. Kelly thinks that there is also another hole 6' deep containing Mr Mangel! Before they have time to look for it, a distressed Mrs Mangel appears on the veranda and demands to know what they are doing. She comes down to see them and accuses Kelly and Charlene of stealing her things and demands they leave her garden immediately. Jane takes a very disorientated Mrs Mangel back into the house.
Mangel House
Mrs Mangel demands to know why Jane allowed those hooligans into her garden to interfere with it. Jane tells her that she was worried about her; she wants to know why Mrs Mangel buried the clock which was a wedding present. She had always said how much she loved it. Mrs Mangel who is very distressed says that she is entitled to bury whatever she liked in her own garden; they were only old things, and things he doesn't need.
Jane gently asks Mrs Mangel where her grandfather is, she doesn't believe that that he would have gone away on a business trip without saying good-bye. Mrs Mangel gets very distressed accusing Jane of cross-examining her in own house like some kind of criminal like Kelly Morgan. Jane is a guest in her house and she has no right to question her about what she and her grandfather do. She won't have it...she starts to cry and smashes the clock on the floor...it breaks into pieces.
Clarke House
Des comes off the phone. He has been offered a 10 day all expenses paid trip to Albury for a bank manager's conference and wants to go. Daphne tells him that she can't go: the coffee shop can run itself but Kelly needs her to be here. Des goes to ring his boss back but Daphne stops him and says that it could be important for his career, so it is important for her and the baby that he goes. He moans a bit about missing her for 10 days but in the end agrees and he kisses her.
Charlene and Kelly interrupt the passionate moment by announcing that Mrs Mangel has killed Mr Mangel and buried him in the garden. Des and Daphne want to know what they have been up to and they explain about digging in Mrs Mangel garden and her strange behaviour. Des says that he isn't surprised that Mrs Mangel was upset; he would be upset too if they started digging in his garden. Charlene says that she wasn't just mad, she was... Kelly pipes up that she was loopy...the butter has slipped off her noodles! (Interesting expression) Daphne suggests that maybe she should go and see her, but Charlene thinks it will only make it worse for Jane if Mrs Mangel thinks they have been telling them all about it. Des thinks it better if they let Jane calm her down his and then let Clive go and see her. Kelly scoffs and replies "That old bag needs a shrink not a doctor"
Mangel House
Jane is brushing the remains on the clock into a dustpan as Mrs Mangel comes into the living room: she is very distressed. She tells Jane that she used to love that old clock Jane asks her why she buried it. Mrs Mangel walks to the window and reflects on the fact that it has been forty years since "he" had given her that clock, she can't believe that they had been married for forty years! Jane tries to comfort Mrs Mangel by saying that they have had arguments before and everything will be ok when Mr Mangel comes back. Mrs Mangel replies that Mr Mangel is never coming back; she has made sure of that. Getting more and more distressed she tells Jane that she never wants to hear his name in her house again.
Clive's House
Des and Daphne who are going to baby-sit are playing with baby Sam as Susan rushes around getting ready for work. Daphne is telling Clive about the conversation they had had with Kelly and Charlene and asking Clive if he could "Pop" in just to see how Mrs Mangel was, although she felt the girls might be exaggerate the situation. Clive says he will and feels that poor Jane seems to get the brunt of everything
As Susan rushes in she notices the time and says that Paul is going to kill her for being late. Clive replies that she has the right to be late after working back to all hours the night before. Susan says "Tell that to Paul" she thanks Des and Daphne for looking after Baby Sam and hopes he won't be any trouble. Clive insists he won't be, "Just look at that angelic face!" Des thinks it will be good training for them to look after a real baby for the day.
Clive asks how Mike's training is coming on for the fight. Des thinks he is going to be very fit for it "If there was going to be a fight" Daphne suggests that this is the perfect time to tell Mike that the fight can't go ahead as Des has to go to Albury for 10 days. Both Clive and Des think it isn't going to be easy to get him to call it off.
As Susan is about to go out to work, Jane comes in and tells her that she knows that Paul is going to be mad but Mrs Mangel is sick and neither of them will be able to go to work today. Daphne thinks that Clive should go and see her now. Jane says that she has begged and begged Mrs Mangel but she insists that there is nothing wrong. Clive never the less leaves with Jane to go and see her.
Coffee Shop
Des and Mike are wrestling with a box of Christmas decorations as Mike asks Des how the baby sitting of Baby Sam is going. Des says it is hard work but Daphne is getting on like a house of fire. Mike says if Des is tired now how is he going to cope when Des Jr. arrives. Des feels that he will have plenty of practice by then looking after Baby Sam.
Mike asks Des if he is still on for the training session in the gym in the afternoon. Des tells him that there is a problem as he has to go to Albury they are going to have to call off the fight. Mike refuses to let Shane win; he feels that someone has to teach him a lesion. He insists that if Des won't train him then he will do it himself. Des tries to reason with him pointing out that he could lose more than he gains...Jane's love and Shane as a friend. Mike insists that he can't back down now.
Ramsay House
Shane comes home to make his lunch, saying that he probably won't have time to eat it because of all the work he has and blames Charlene and Kelly for letting him down. Charlene pleads for Shane to take Kelly back as she needs the work and it would look better when she goes to court to have a job. Shane isn't sure why Charlene has this sudden interest in Kelly and feels that she just can't get on with people. After more pleading from Charlene, Shane reluctantly agrees to give Kelly one more chance.
Clarke House
Kelly is changing Baby Sam and Daphne complements her on being good with him. Kelly tells her that she had plenty of practice when her dad died her little brother Marcus was only a year old. Her mother didn't want to know him, so she took over. Kelly had been a bit reluctant at first but Marcus had been such a cute baby. Daphne wants to know if she sees much of her brother now. Kelly replies that her mother won't let her any where near him as she thinks Kelly is a bad influence.
Charlene arrives to tell Kelly that Shane has relented and given her her job back. Kelly wants to know when "they" start. Charlene explains that it is just Kelly she is looking at other opportunities. Kelly feels this is unfair as it was both of them or none of them. Charlene insists that she can't knock it back she had taken a lot of trouble to get it back for her. Daphne feels that she should hurry before Shane changes his mind. Kelly thanks Charlene and rushes off to find Shane.
After Kelly has gone, Daphne also thanks Charlene and says that she is pleased that they get on so well together. Charlene thinks everyone needs friends.
Ramsay House
Shane is laying down the law to Kelly, one false move and she is out. Kelly assures him that she won't let him down this time. There is a knock at the door and Shane is surprised to see Dan Ramsay (Shane's grandfather) standing there. Dan thinks that Kelly is Shane's new girlfriend but Shane corrects him and introduces him to Kelly. Shane wants to know if Dan has fallen out with grandma (Edna) again but Dan assures him that she knows he is here. Shane then wants to know why he has come all the way from Queensland. Dan explains that he got a letter from Madge yesterday that there is to be a fight and he is here to train Shane. Shane tells Dan that he has a trainer - Clive. Dan dismisses Clive as a "milk sop" and says that Shane is a Ramsay and he should be trained by a Ramsay. He is going to win the fight; the family honour is at state.
Shane sends Kelly off to start loading up the van as Charlene arrives home. She is surprised to see Granddad (Dan) there, she whispers to Shane whether Madge knows he is there. Shane whispers back that she doesn't and she isn't going to be too pleased when she finds out either. Dan explains he is here to help Shane train for the fight. Shane tells him that he is doing Ok with Clive, he gets up at 6.00 O'clock and does and hour before work and another one after work.
Dan feels this is far too little and from now on he will get up at 5.00 o'clock and do three hours before work and another three hours after work. It was good enough for him when he was with Jimmy Sharma's fighting troop it is good enough for him. Shane thinks this is rather out dated now. Charlene thinks this is the last thing Jane needs at the moment. Shane wants to know what she means, so Charlene tells her about Jane's grandfather disappearing and that Mrs Mangle is acting weird and because of it Jane has missed her first day at work. Although Charlene tries to stop him, Shane rushes off to see how Jane is.
Coffee Shop
As Mike is serving Clive he asks how Shane's training is going. Clive replies that it is gong well and asks how Mike is progressing. Mike explains that it isn't because Des has to go away but that he has asked Jim Robinson to help him. Clive says that Jim is the referee; Mike just shrugs and says that he guesses that they will have to get another referee.
Susan arrives and apologises to Clive for being late but things are flat out at the office. Clive asks how Paul reacted over Jane not turning up at work today. Susan shrugs it off by saying that if Mrs Mangel is sick then she is sick, but Paul won't keep Jane's job open forever.
Mike wants to know what is wrong, Clive says that he isn't really sure but Mrs Mangel certainly wasn't acting like herself when he when over and wasn't up to a lot of questions. He has sedated her, which should give Jane a bit of a break for now. Mike asks Clive to take over looking after the coffee shop so he can go and see how Jane is.
Mangel House
Jane opens the door to Shane and tells him that he shouldn't have come; he knows how Mrs Mangel feels about him. Shane says that he just wants to help. Jane snaps back that she doesn't need his help and neither does Nan. Shane tries to reason with her that he knows that she is upset over the fight, but he can't back out of it now. Jane snaps back "You mean you won't back out of it" Shane says he can't back out now because Mike will think he is a coward. Jane argues that Shane doesn't even like Mike so what does it matter what he thinks. That they aren't living in the dark ages now; she doesn't have to go out with either of them just because they win a stupid fight. Shane says, "what if I think about it" Jane gives him an ultimatum if the fight goes ahead then she doesn't want to see either of them ever again.
Ramsay Street
As Charlene and Kelly are loading up Shane's van, Dan Ramsay is reminiscing about his younger fighting days. He tells Kelly about the fact you could lose teeth in those fights. Kelly cheekily says that his teeth look Ok, unless they are false ones!
Clive walks up the street and joins them and asks after Edna. Dan replies that she is fighting fit which is more than can be said for Shane. Ignoring the comment Clive asks if he knows where Shane is he wants to talk to him about the next training session. Charlene tells Clive that Dan was taken over the training. Clive is dismayed and tells him that he can't. Dan turns on Clive and asks him why can't he take over, is he afraid that he will show Clive up? He feels that e Clive has done a sloppy job with Shane. He is in about as good shape as a marshmallow.
Clive walks Dan to the middle of the street to try to have a quiet word with him about there not having to be a fight. But Dan is too enthusiastic about the fight to listen to Clive. Dan snaps at him that Clive is probably hoping that they will kiss and make up. Clive replies "Something along those lines."
After leaving Jane's, Shane meets them in the middle of the street, Dan asks him outright if he is going to go ahead with this fight or what. Shane replies that he is beginning to wonder. Shane walks away saying what will the fight prove, but Dan follows him and argues that it will prove that the Ramsays aren't a pack of weak squirrels who will let everyone walk all over them. He has to go through with this fight for the sake of the Ramsays.
Clive thinks Dan is being a bit melodramatic about it, but Dan snaps at him to keep out of it. Dan argues that if he backs out of this now he will regret it the rest of his life. Shane reluctantly agrees to go ahead with the fight. Clive tells Shane that it won't do him any good with Jane. Shane agrees but says that it will make him feel a hell of a lot better. He continues, "The fight is still on Granddad" Clive looks totally dismayed....
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