- Artie Goldberg wants to sign Danni to his label
- Lou introduces Danni and Brett to "Shannon" (a girl)
- Gaby introduces Pam and Doug to "Shannon" (a boy)
- The nurse takes Lou and Cheryl's baby to special care
Gaby's hospital room
Doug is chuffed to have a grandson.
DOUG: Good strong fists. He'll be a boxing champion one of these days, you watch.
GABY: Over my dead body!
The nurse comes in to check on them and says that Gaby and the baby will be able to go home soon, just as soon as the paedeatrician has checked them over.
DOUG: You take it easy, son. And don't let all these females start ordering you around!
They all roll their eyes.
Pam gives Doug the registration from for the name and he goes off to see Lou. Meanwhile, Cody holds the baby for the first time.
CODY: Now I know what you mean, carrying around this big lump!
NURSE: Was he worth it?
GABY:(happily) He sure was.
Cheryl's hospital room
Marlene pops in with some flowers and a card.
MARLENE: Hello, lovvie.
MARLENE: You OK?
Cheryl wearily hands Marlene a polaroid photo of her baby.
MARLENE: Aw...a gorgeous little girl. Well done.
CHERYL: Thank you....
MARLENE: I can hardly wait to see her.
Cheryl is groggy and drifts off to sleep.
Doug sees Lou in the corridor and greets him.
DOUG: G'day mate! Don't I get a handshake?
DOUG: Haven't you heard the news? Gaby had a boy! Mother and baby are doing fine!
LOU: A boy, mate, I had no idea! We scored the double then?
LOU: You haven't heard, either? Cheryl's had a little girl!
DOUG: A little girl? When?
LOU: Last night, she had a bad turn and had to have an emergency caesarian.
DOUG: Are they both alright?
LOU: Yeah, yeah, more or less. The baby's in an isolette, they've got trouble stabilising her breathing.
DOUG: And Cheryl?
LOU: She's asleep at the moment.
DOUG: Can I visit?
LOU: I'd better check with the nurses first. Say, did Gaby did Gaby make it to the birthing centre thing?
DOUG: We all spent the night there!
LOU: Well, I'll drop over. See you later, grand- dad!
DOUG: We'll have a drink!
LOU: You bet. And mate...she's a beautiful little girl!
DOUG: She didn't get it from you, then(!)
They both chuckle.
Marlene is explaining to Helen that Cheryl and the baby are OK. Phil sends his congratulations to Cheryl and then dashes off with Hannah.
Marlene invites Helen to dinner tonight to celebrate the baby and she reluctantly agrees.
Gaby's hospital room
Lou is visiting the Willises. Lou is worried about Cheryl. Pam tells him that it's just as well Cheryl was in hospital with her injuries from the accident with Julie, so she could be attended to quickly - if she'd been at home, things could have had a different ending. With a caesarian under Cheryl's circumstances, every minute counts.
LOU: Cheryl's not seen her, you know. I haven't even held her!
GABY: Do you want to have a go at this little boy, instead?
Lou looks delighted.
LOU: Oh, you betcha!
He takes the baby off Gaby.
LOU: G'day little fella. Hey...have I got a playmate for you!
Cheryl's hospital room
Doug has come to see Cheryl who is still looking completely knackered.
DOUG: At least they've taken the plaster off your leg, that must make up for something.
CHERYL: Nothing makes up for not being able to hold my baby.
DOUG: No...I suppose not.
CHERYL: I've only seen this photo.
DOUG: Just you wait. I had a quick squizz through the glass. I think she's a humdinger!
CHERYL: Do you? (Pleased) Do you, Dougie?
DOUG: Would I lie to you?
CHERYL: Oh, thank you! I want to know all of your news. What's he like?
CHERYL: And you were there!
DOUG: I wouldn't have missed it for quids. My own daughter, giving birth. Didn't know how I was going to handle it...but, when the time came...it was about the most awesome thing I've ever seen.
CHERYL:(emotional) I just wish that...never mind. And Gaby, how's she feeling?
DOUG: She's fine.
Lou comes in.
CHERYL: Where have you been?
LOU: I, uh, I just saw the doctor.
LOU: Sweetheart, this is nothing to worry about...
CHERYL: Oh, Lou, tell me.
Doug lets Lou sit down.
LOU: Look, they've put her on to oxygen.
LOU: Well, she's not breathing as well as they hoped. She's got something they call wet lung.
CHERYL: No, I don't understand.
LOU: Now, the doctor said it's not unusual. He just thought you ought to know, that's all.
CHERYL:(upset) Of course I ought to know! What about her feeding?
LOU: They've got her on a drip. Just to be on the safe side.
CHERYL: A drip?! Oh, God.
She starts to cry.
CHERYL: I just want to be with her!
Julie and Phil have been invited to dinner with Marlene.
JULIE: Philip, I don't want to get too familiar with that woman! She's not our type!
PHIL: Still, it's a special occasion.
JULIE: People like her take advantage of special occasions!
Despite this, Julie has been steamrollered into agreeing.
PHIL:(teasing) Maybe we're going to have to bring this up at the next family therapy session!
JULIE: Don't be ridiculous!
PHIL: Well, if you're having trouble expressing your feelings...
JULIE: I don't, I always say what I think!
Cheryl's hospital room
Pam and Gaby are visiting. Cheryl is holding Gaby's baby who apparently weights 3.5 kilos and is feeding very well.
CHERYL: Gaby, I'm so happy for you! I'm so happy for both of you!
She starts to cry again.
CHERYL: Dear. Don't know what's the matter with me now!
PAM: Why don't you take him outside for a while, love?
GABY: Yeah, right. (To the baby) Might go and have a look at our new little neighbour, huh?!
When she's gone, Pam comforts Cheryl.
PAM: Cheryl, I know how you must be feeling.
CHERYL: I just think...that there's something wrong. Why is she still on the drip and why is she on oxygen?!
PAM: Well, didn't they explain? Wet lung can sometimes happen with caeser births because they haven't undergone the stress of labour.
CHERYL: I went through this seizure and if it's affected her permanently...I just think there's something they're not telling me.
PAM: Oh, no, they wouldn't do that. you mustn't get worked up.
CHERYL: If I could just get out of the bed...
PAM: Give it time.
CHERYL: Oh, dear. If there's anything, anything wrong with her...!
Brett, Danni and Cody are catching up on their baby news. Cody is skiving off school today to hang out with Gaby, Pam and the new baby.
Danni tells them that she's got her first recording session with Artie tonight.
Cheryl's Hospital Room
Cheryl wakes up from a doze to find Lou is there.
LOU: Hi! Race you round the block(!)
CHERYL: I should have had the amniocentesis test. I shouldn't have taken the risk.
LOU: Let's keep this in perspective, Cheryl, eh? Those tests couldn't have foreseen eclampsia or whatever it's called.
CHERYL: Might have.
LOU: Listen, Shannon has a respitory problem. It's nothing at all to do with your age, what you've done or what you haven't done. So you stop giving yourself a hard time. I am a very determined man and I am determined you're both going to get very well. And she is going to be the happiest, healthiest little girl in Erinsborough.
Pam and Gaby have arrived home with the baby and Marlene is visiting. Marlene is explaining that everyone is invited to her house for dinner tonight.
MARLENE: I just wish Cheryl could be there.
PAM: Have you seen her?
MARLENE: I snuck in this morning. My little grand- daughter, oh!
PAM: So...you haven't heard anything since?
MARLENE: No...? Is something wrong?
PAM: No, no...it's just, they had to put the baby on oxygen.
MARLENE: I thought she was doing alright?
PAM: Oh, yes, she is...she's got some degree of hypoxia.
MARLENE: Well, they didn't tell me anything about that...I'd better get over there straight away!
Pam suggests that she forgets about the dinner tonight, but Marlene insists she's not cancelling.
Cheryl's hsopital room
LOU: Listen everybody, it's OK, she's off the oxygen and feeding without the drip!
Danni, Brett, Marlene and Cheryl all celebrate.
CHERYL: Oh, thank God!
LOU: The doctor said she'll be out of the isolette by tonight.
CHERYL: Does that mean I can see her?
LOU: Sweetheart, you can hold her in your arms!
Lou and Doug are wetting the baby's head.
LOU: Here's to Shannon!
DOUG: No, no, no...ladies first...let's drink to *yours*
LOU: I am drinking to ours.
DOUG: Is that what she's going to call her?
LOU: Yeah. Cheryl's got her heart set on it. Why?
DOUG: She can't...that's what Gaby's calling the boy. Oh, let's face it, mate, it's more of boy's name.
LOU: That may be so, but first come, first serve and Cheryl beat Gaby by a good fifteen minutes!
DOUG: Yeah, well, maybe...but...let's not get into an argument about it, not today.
LOU: Fair enough. I'm easy if you're easy.
Lou looks shifty and glances at his watch.
LOU: Oh, strewth! Look at the time! I've got to get to the Registry Office.
DOUG: Er...me too! I'll give you a lift. After you, Pop.
LOU: Oh, no, no, no. After you, grand- dad!
Doug and Lou are registering the names.
DOUG: Look at that, mate. Shannon Willis. It's got a nice *manly* ring to it, don't you reckon?
LOU: Shannon Willis? Oi, what's your game? Come on, I thought you agreed. First up, first served.
DOUG: I didn't say anything of the kind! I only agreed not to argue! I thought you agreed it was a boy's name!
LOU: Like hell I did!
The registrar is now stamping Lou's form.
DOUG: Look, mate, we can't be stuck wtih two kids with identical birth dates and the same name! We'll be going bananas!
LOU: We'll have to talk to Gaby and Cheryl. (To the registrar) Excuse me, mate, any chance of changing those? Tomorrow, say?
REGISTRAR: No way, mate. The only way you can change these now is by deed poll.
DOUG: That's a hell of a business.
REGISTRAR: I'm about to close the office.
DOUG: Why don't we give them distinctive second names?
REGISTRAR:(exasperated) Yeah, yeah, you could do that. I mean, you both left that blank, I suppose I could fill them in for you.
LOU: Second names...great idea, good one, Dougie.
DOUG: That's it. I'll give Gaby a call.
LOU:(to the Registrar) Excuse me, I wonder, could we possibly us your phone to consult the mothers?
REGISTRAR: I'm closing now!
LOU: Give us a break, mate, we can't make a decision like this without talking to the mothers!
REGISTRARY: Look, it's more than my job's worth to keep this place open after five.
Doug and Lou grab the forms.
Doug looks at her.
DOUG: It was my grandfather's name, remember?
Gaby looks horrified.
GABY: Zachary?! What sort of a name's that?!
Doug looks defensive.
DOUG: It's a legal sort of name.
Cheryl's hospital room
CHERYL: Louise?! It's out of the question.
LOU: I wouldn't say that...I think it's rather classy. After all, it is the feminine of my name.
CHERYL: I don't care...and her surname is Stark, right?!
Lou looks shifty and doesn't say anything.
Marlene is cooking a rather small curry for such a large number of invited people(!) Marlene can't find her cutlery and says every party needs a good gimmick - they can eat with their fingers!
Hannah is watching a video about a horse with Brett and Cody and raving over it.
Danni comes in and shows them her new outfit for the recording studio. She's due there in half an hour.
When she's gone, Cody says that Danni can't actually sing, so she's not sure what this guy is up to! Brett says he'll pop down the studio later to see how things are going.
Marlene is serving up the curry and everyone is confused about the lack of cutlery. Marlene explains that it's a traditional set up so they should just eat with their fingers. Julie doesn't look pleased.
Gaby is humming a nursery rhyme to her baby and looking very happy.
Everyone has enjoyed the finger meal in spite of themselves!
Lou gets a call from Cheryl - they've just brought little Louise in to her so he's off to the hospital.
Before he goes, Doug proposes a toast.
DOUG: To Ramsay Street, the next generation!
ALL: The next generation!
Cheryl's hospital room
Cheryl is holding Louise in bed. Lou arrives.
CHERYL: What do you reckon?
They both happily look at their baby.
Danni is in the recording studio. In the booth, Artie asks his mate if he can do anything with Danni.
ARTIE: Has Artie baby got an eye for talent or what?!
MATE: Man, she's got the lot. Can she sing?
ARTIE: Get real. I have a session singer to cover the vocals. All she'll do is mime while you roll the camera. I should get some really raunchy footage once I, er loosen her up a bit.
Brett has come in and hears this last bit.
BRETT: I don't believe this!
He runs into the studio.
BRETT: They are having you on! They're not using your voice!
DANNI: What are you talking about?!
BRETT: They just want raunchy footage of you dancing.
DANNI: With me singing...
BRETT: No, with you miming.
DANNI: No, you must have got it wrong, Artie said that...
ARTIE:(coming in) ...I'd make you a star. And I will.
DANNI: But you don't want me to sing.
ARTIE: What's the difference? Your face will be on telly. It'll be on the cover of every teen music mag.
DANNI: But who's going to...who's voice am I going to have?
ARTIE: Just some session singer. No- one you'd want to meet. She's got the voice of an angel, but, er, you need a strong stomach to look at her if you know what I mean.
BRETT: You jerk.
ARTIE:(to Danni) Do you feel the same way, doll?
DANNI: I don't know what to think.
ARTIE: You've got twenty four hours to figure it out. You know the deal. If you want to be a star, come back same time tomorrow night. If not, sayonara, sweetheart and no hard feelings.
Danni looks conflicted.
DANNI: What am I going to do?