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Neighbours Episode 2622 from 1996 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 2622
Australian airdate: 28/05/96
UK airdate: 02/12/96
UK Gold: 20/11/02
Writer: Jo Horsburgh
Director: Sally-Anne Kerr
Guests: Melissa Drenth: Aimee Robertson
Catherine O'Brien: Radha Mitchell
Rob Evans: Graham Harvey
Andrew Watson: Christopher Uhlmann
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Summary/Images by: Sayaka
Billy and Melissa are horrified to hear that Andrew has decided to leave Erinsborough High. Susan says he's just trying to protect his students and can't see any other way out of the mess.
Susan takes a frantic call from Sam telling her to send Stonefish over to No.22 immediately.
Sam is almost apoplectic with rage at being handcuffed to Catherine, while she rants on about environmental issues.
Jo comes in while Sam is trying to search Catherine for the key to the handcuffs and wonders what on earth is going on. Stonie rushes in and Sam begs him to get some boltcutters. He says he will, telling Catherine that Sam is as entitled to his opinion, just as much as she is. Catherine is not pleased and then suddenly produces the key to the cuffs. She uncuffs herself from him and stomps off, glowering at Stonie.
Sam is back from his advertising job with the mining company and tells Jo that it went well. He's feeling a bit guilty about working for an unethical company, though. He'll think twice about doing it next time. Jo tells him that there have been a lot of message for Handy Sam in his absence.
Coffee Shop
Catherine comes in and slams the door. She immediately starts laying in to Stonie. He tells her straight that she can't just kidnap people - she can't change people's minds by using force. She picks up some bread rolls and throws them at him, then storms out.
(The following morning)
Catherine is sulking and scowls at both Stonie and Sam. He tells her he's done some research, and apparently the mining company support rainforest groups and also financial support for miners eg school and hospitals. She is a bit speechless. Sam just puts a coin in her Wilderness Society collection box and walks off to a table.
Ramsay Street
Jo tells Marlene (who is gardening) that Rob came home yesterday, but hasn't replied to her. She moans on that she's so unlucky in love.
Coffee Shop
Catherine approaches Sam and apologises for her behaviour yesterday. She's made a couple of phonecalls and the Sam was right about the mining company. Although she still doesn't support wholesale mining. She's going to look into the company more.
Rob's garden
Rob is playing tennis against a machine when Jo arrives. He's thrilled that she has the opportunity to go to Asia. They'd better make today their last personal training session. Jo looks downcast.
Outside the Coffee Shop
Stonie reluctantly sits down with Catherine at her request. He tells her she's always angry. He doesn't want to fight, but she seems to be at war with everyone.
Ramsay Street
Billy and Melissa are walking up the street eating takeaway chips. Melissa wants to get up a petition to help Andrew. Billy says it would be better for the whole class to write to Andrew individually. Melissa doesn't think the kids will do it, but Billy is determined to convince them.
Rob's garden
Jo and Rob are saying goodbye. He tells her he'll miss her. She says she'll think of him all the time.
JO: I know to you, I'm just a friend. But I love you, Rob. I love you very, very much, and I always will.
She walks away.
Jo is crying and Sam is trying to comfort her. He tells her she has Asia to look forward to, but she only wants Rob.
Melissa and Billy tell Susan about the letter- writing campaign, apparently the other students are very supportive of the idea. Melissa tries Susan some money for the phonecalls, but Susan assures her that all this is not her fault.
Andrew is just starting the class when Billy and Melissa come in with the box of letters from the students for him. Andrew is stunned.
BILLY: We all think that you're the best teacher we've ever had, and we don't want you to go. I hope these letters help you change your mind about leaving.
Billy sits down while Andrew tries to form words. He tells them that he's overwhelmed, and he'll think about reconsidering.
They all stand on their chairs and cheer.
He finally tells them all that he thinks he'll stay, to much cheering.
ANDREW: If this grammar is any indication, you need all the help you can get(!)
There's a knock at the door and Jo eventually answers it. It's Rob, wearing a suit.
JO: Rob! I wasn't expecting anyone. Take a seat.
He does.
JO: Look, Rob, I'm really sorry about yesterday. I didn't mean to embarrass you. I hope we can still be friends.
ROB: You didn't embarrass me. Quite the opposite.
JO: I must have sounded really immature. I suppose I'll grow out of it.
ROB: I hope you never do. Everything you said was like, music to my ears. I just wish I'd said it first.
Jo just looks at him. He gets up.
ROB: I've never been good at this sort of thing...I spent all of last night trying to work out what I should do. You see, I've felt the same way about you for some time now.
JO: You have?
ROB: Yeah.
JO: Well, then, why didn't you say something to me before?
ROB: Well, because, I never thought there could be anything between us. I mean, a young woman ike you, an old man like me...
JO: You're not *that* old!
ROB: Old enough to make it matter. It's certainly something wrestled with all of last night...the head versus the heart. In the end, the heart won. Jo, I don't want you to go to Asia. I want you to stay here with me. I love you, Jo! And I'd be honoured if you'd be my wife. Will you marry me?
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