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Neighbours Episode 3142 from 1998 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 3142
Australian airdate: 11/08/98
UK airdate: 10/12/98
UK Gold: 03/09/04
Writer: E.W. Johnston
Director: Robert Meillon
Guests: Alex Fenton: Guy Hooper
Hilary Grant: Olivia Hamnett
Meredith Lawson: Carmel Hyland
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura
Summary/Images by: David
- Paul tells Hannah that the Maths test is today, not tomorrow.
- Hannah cheats during the test and is caught by the teacher.
- Paul tells Hannah that her dad will find out. Phil overhears and asks 'find out what?'
Number 26
Hannah tells Phil she forgot to study for her test and then goes into a long explanation about what had happened. Paul tries to help Hannah explain but Phil tells him to let Hannah do the talking. Hannah shows her dad the letter from the school. Phil is furious.
PHIL: Cheating's not on Hannah!
HANNAH: That's not fair!
PHIL: By what twisted logic do you figure that?
HANNAH: Well because everybody's cheated at least once in their life!
PAUL: I don't reckon Harold ever has.
Phil and Hannah just stare at Paul before Paul turns away.
HANNAH: Don't try to tell me that you haven't!
PHIL: I won't.
PHIL: And do you want to know what my father did to me when he found out?
HANNAH: No not really.
PHIL: Let's just say I learned my lesson, and so will you young lady.
Phil won't let Hannah go on dates with Mark on a school night from now on, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. He's going to have a shower and think of the punishment later, but he tells Hannah it would have been better if she'd shown an ounce of remorse. As Phil leaves, Paul and Hannah wonder what sort of punishment she'll get.
The Coffee Shop
As Madge is closing up, Hilary arrives and asks how her little public speaker is tonight. Madge says she's overworked, but she'll try to make the monthly meeting if she can. Hilary is looking for Harold for some fundraising business, but she'll pop in again tomorrow to see him about it. Hilary bumps into Lou and says he's another man she'll be calling in on tomorrow, but she can't speak now. Hilary leaves and Lou asks Madge what she was on about.
LOU: Every time I see that woman I get a sharp pain in the chequebook area.
Lou thinks being visited by Hilary is another good reason to move to Queensland. Madge apologises for not making it to his drinks, but she can't believe he's made this decision without giving them a hint about it. Lou can't believe how out of hand this has got, he only mentioned to a couple of people that he might move to Queensland one day. Madge thinks it's a great idea, there's nothing holding him in Erinsborough.
LOU: What about being part of the community? I've put a lot of work into this district, I've been mayor. I'm a local businessman, I employ local people, I'm a civic patron. I'm a real pillar if you ask me.
MADGE: All the more reason why people won't begrudge you an early retirement in the sunshine state.
LOU: Well I might just do that! Obviously I'm dispensable.
Dejected, Lou says goodnight and leaves. Madge calls after him asking if there was something he wanted, but he mutters to himself that it doesn't matter.
Number 26
Anne tells Hannah that Phil won't give her another punishment. Phil's a pussy cat and it wasn't like she committed the crime of the century, it was just a test. They hear Phil and Ruth laughing in the other room, so Hannah thinks if Phil's in a good mood meaning it's a good time to do some more grovelling.
Hannah asks Ruth and Phil what they're laughing about, Phil says he'll tell her some other time. She offers to get them a tea. Phil says he's thought of a suitable punishment, she's grounded for two weeks and no seeing Mark on school nights. She can call Mark but for only three minutes at a time. Hannah sulks off until Phil reminds her about their tea. Hannah goes to the kitchen.
Number 30
Sarah leaves Alex at her door, saying she'd like to invite him in but she has a very early start tomorrow. He suggests dinner tomorrow night but she says tomorrow night's awkward, she's really behind in her studies and needs to spend all her spare time this week catching up. Alex thinks she's brushing him off, Sarah says she isn't, she just needs to study. Alex hopes they can catch up soon.
Number 26
Hannah and Anne are doing the dishes.
HANNAH: I guess doing the dishes is about the most fun I'm going to have over the next two weeks.
PHIL: Enough whingeing.
HANNAH: I'm not whingeing, its protest against stupid punishments.
Hannah asks about Lance, who's apparently out with Amy. Ruth doesn't think they're all together that often so Phil suggests a family outing. Anne wants to invite Bill and Hannah wants to invite Mark, but Phil insists it should just be family.
PHIL: The emphasis is on family, the chance for us to be together as a family unit.
ANNE: Right.
HANNAH: Right. Suddenly seems less fun.
Phil goes to answer the door, while Ruth tells the girls she's already thought of the perfect place to go for the first outing. Phil welcomes Lou in who asks if he's checked out the state of play. Phil says he's only partly started as he's been dealing with a family problem, but says it is a bit rushed and wonders if Lauren and the pregnancy are alright? Lou says Lauren is fine, but he doesn't have any particular reason to stay in Erinsborough anymore. Phil says he'll look into it as Lou leaves.
Phil and Ruth discuss Lou's plans to sell his businesses and leave Erinsborough. Joel arrives to tell Phil they have another booking for Karma the horse. It's been booked by Mrs Lawson for a birthday party for 30 pre- schoolers. Joel thinks it will be easy. Phil thinks that if the kids enjoy the party then it could mean more bookings for all their birthday parties too. Hannah offers to help out but Phil reminds her she's grounded. Joel needs help to organise the food, entertainment and Karma, as the booking is for tomorrow. Phil doesn't look pleased.
The Coffee Shop
Hilary schmoozes Harold, telling him how great he looks. She tells him that she's organising a fundraising drive for the mayor's annual charity and she's been approaching local businesses. She's offering gold, silver and bronze badges to contributors and is hoping Harold would be a gold contributor. After she flatters Harold some more, she passes Harold a paper which says how much he'll have to give in order to be a gold contributor. Hilary then rushes off, just as Harold looks at the paper. He's shocked he'd have to pay $500. Madge comes out from hiding in the kitchen and checks that Hilary is gone. Madge tells Harold he looks like he's seen a ghost. Harold says no, it's fine.
Number 26
Hannah is pulling a sickie, telling Ruth she feels sick all over.
RUTH: I'd say it's a nasty case of getting sprung cheating and not wanting to face the class or the teachers next day -itis.
HANNAH: No no no, this isn't a scam, I'm really sick.
RUTH: Hannah, you're perfectly alright, except for a bit of overacting.
Anne thinks Hannah put in a good performance, but tells Hannah that Ruth has seen it all. Ruth tells Hannah to face her fears.
Number 28
Joel and Phil tell Mrs Lawson that the party will be a hit. She is very grateful that she found them in time for the big day. Her four year old daughter was devastated when the other venue was double booked. She asks if thirty pre- schoolers will be a handful for them, but Joel assures her it won't be a problem. She runs through what she wants for the event and mentions a clown. Meredith claims she told them about it, and offers to pay extra for the clown. Joel says her wish is their command, putting his hand on Phil's shoulder, who smiles nervously.
The Coffee Shop
Harold tells Madge they'd miss out on a gold badge if they don't contribute. She offers to make him one. Madge says Harold isn't the first one to be taken in by Hilary's methods of money extraction. She explains that Hilary usually gives lots of compliments and flattery. Madge wants Harold to tell Hilary they won't be contributing.
Number 26
Ruth is putting clown face paint on Phil, while Joel tries to hurry them up. Ruth and Joel wonder how Phil will entertain the kids. Phil says inspiration will hit him when he's there. Madge arrives with supplies, and upon seeing Phil she wonders how Joel managed to talk him into being the clown. Joel claimed the suit was too big but Madge says he could have got a smaller one. Phil says he really doesn't want to do it as he and Joel head off. Ruth hopes Phil will be alright.
MADGE: It's only a kid's party, what could possibly go wrong?
Just as she says, we cut to the street as we see a flash of lightning outside.
Erinsborough High School
Hannah thinks Mark is avoiding her. Hannah tells Paul she asked her teacher if she could resit the test but she wasn't allowed. Hannah will need to make the marks up later in the year, Paul offers to help her study. Anne arrives and tells Hannah that she just saw Mrs Kennedy marching Mark into her office and she didn't look like she was in a good mood. Hannah wonders what he did.
Number 30
Sarah invites Alex inside, out of the rain. Alex offers Sarah a long drive in the country air at the weekend. Sarah says she can't, she has study to do. Alex asks if she's trying to tell him something. Sarah tells him to back off, she doesn't need someone organising her time for her. She tells him she likes his company, but she doesn't like the pressure. He asks if she's still pining for Karl, but she says she isn't. Karl is history, he has nothing to do with her life. Alex tells her to be honest, at least with herself. Alex leaves.
Number 26
Hannah hasn't managed to reach Mark at home, telling Anne she's really worried about him. Anne says if he was in any real trouble he would have called. Ruth runs in with the washing. Phil and Joel arrive, both soaking wet. Phil says the kids were brats, the food got wet, the thunder storm spooked the horse and the cake was a soggy mess. Mrs Lawson pulled the plug and took the kids to a movie, Joel says word of mouth won't be in their favour. The girls laugh. Phil says just when he thought things couldn't get any worse, he lost his big shoe in the mud, so they've lost the deposit for the suit, and Phil's makeup has run. The girls erupt with laughter again.
The Coffee Shop
Hilary tells Harold he can't back out now, she's told half of Erinsborough how generous he is. She accuses Madge of pulling the strings in the relationship, but Harold says they are a partnership. They can't afford to contribute. Hilary says she was counting on him. Harold reluctantly says he won't go back on his word so gold it will be. Hilary is pleased, saying she'll be back later to grab that cheque. Hilary puts up her umbrella as she heads out into the storm. Madge pops her head out of the kitchen and asks if Hilary is there yet. She can't wait to hear Harold tell her where to get off. Harold smiles nervously.
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