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Neighbours Episode 4188 from 2003 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 4188
Australian airdate: 04/03/03
UK airdate: 07/04/03
Writer: Louise Le Nay
Director: Ali Ali
Guests: Alex Argenzio: Marco Pio Venturini
Ruby Dwyer: Maureen Edwards
Summary/Images by: Emily/Karen (Katie)
Harold is trying to call Ruby, and leaves a message asking for no more lies.
Max finds Steph and Alex in the pub office.
Lou's Place
Steph gets up and goes to wait in the bar, while Max and Alex have a chat. Summer comes into the pub, telling Steph that Max told her to wait in the car, but she needed the bathroom. They can hear the loud discussion coming from the office. Alex tells Max to stop sounding like he's her father, but Max tells him he's just lucky Lou didn't find him or he'll be out of the job.
Carpenter's Mechanics
Lou finishes locking up for the night, and spots Ruby walking past Grease Monkey's on the opposite side of the road. He offers her a lift, but she ignores him and keeps walking.
Coffee Shop
Lou pops in to find Harold cleaning up. He offers him a marsh mellow and chocolate night-cap (where's the alcohol people?), which Lou agrees to, before telling him he saw Ruby. He tells Harold that he knew it was her as she stopped and looked at him before walking on. He suggests that they go after her in the car. Harold worries that she might not want to be found, but it's worth a try.
Lou's Place
Summer is sitting on the bar, as Max is cashing up.
SUMMER: Dad, is Alex, Steph's boyfriend?
MAX: Um, I guess so, yeah.
SUMMER: For how long?
MAX: Not long.
SUMMER: Why didn't you tell me?
MAX: 'Cause it's nothing to do with us.
SUMMER: You should sack him. You were mad at him, so sack him.
Max stops, and lays down a few rules. One, he's not going to sack Alex, and Two; he pauses, before sadly telling Summer he doesn't love Steph. Though it is clear in his voice he doesn't mean this. They head home.
Number 26
Joe tells Lyn about his and Michelle's visit to see her father. She tells him how recently she's been thinking of nothing but the baby, and every now and then thinks she should tell her mum about it, but remembers she's gone. Joe reassures her that it's painful now, but it will get better. Lyn feels the baby move. Joe tries to get a feel, but Lyn recons it's to early for a kick and will probably be just a one off.
Number 24
Harold and Ruby arrive back. She starts making a story about how she was visiting her friend Joan, who had a broken ankle which was why she couldn't get a lift, but she was on her way so she didn't feel the need to ring him. Harold tells her to stop with the stories and tell her the truth, as it's important. She tells him to stop worrying, but he tells her that she needs to start facing the truth.
Number 26
Steph is trying to feel for the baby moving, but Lyn tells her it probably won't happen for a while. Joe and Alex come and join them. Joe starts to tell them how Alex's uncle does his concrete pouring for them, but Lyn drags him off to bed. Steph asks Alex if he would ever join his uncles job but he tells her that he loves doing bar work, and could never leave it. The talk about how Max sprung them earlier. Alex admits they did go a bit far, but Steph reminds him they didn't do anything wrong. He asks if there was anything between her and Max. Steph tells him that they did go on a date once, but after tonight there is nothing going on.
Number 24
Harold is on the phone to Ruby's son, reassuring him that she is fine. He offers for her to speak to him, but she tells him that she doesn't want to be treated like a lost child. She admits that she has a gambling problem but she just wants it to go away. She tells Harold she's not like all the other gamblers who go to the meetings and things. She agrees that she should just leave him alone as she is unable to keep any promises. Harold tells her not to make any promises; just to try.
Ramsay Street
Boyd skates up the street to find Summer carrying a box. He asks what she's doing, and she tells him it's important, before walking off. He follows on his skateboard.
Number 26
Joe tells Lyn, that he's going to hand a large majority of the site work over to Connor, so he can spend more time at home preparing for the little one's arrival. She tells him that his determination towards it all is beginning to scare her.
JOE: Be afraid, Lynnie. Be very afraid.
Steph goes to answer the door. Summer has brought around a box with her stuff, but Steph tells her it belongs to her.
SUMMER: I thought you were going to love my dad, but you're just mean. I don't think we should see each other anymore.
Summer gives her the box and leaves.
Coffee Shop
Lou arrives and asks Harold how Ruby is, but she walks through from the kitchen. Harold gives her some more dirty plates, and she returns to the kitchen. He tells Lou that it's not great, but at least she's here and slowly getting there. Lou tells Harold that he has conjured up a way of tricking the writers of the complaint letter, but won't tell Harold how.
Boyd and Summer arrive. Boyd is telling Summer that he sold good play-station games to pay for her leather jacket. But Summer tells him that Steph also bought some of it, so she's not going to keep it. She tells him she hates Steph, because of what she's done to Max, but that he wouldn't understand because he's a boy. She tells him she's also sorted Alex out too.
SUMMER: One word - roster!
Lou's Place
Alex goes to the office to ask Max about how he's only got one shift on the roster, but Max tells him that it's not the one he created that morning at home. Steph interrupts telling Max that Summer brought around a box of all the stuff she'd ever given her, and tells him to stop using her as a go between, as she's too young to understand. Max mutters to himself, that Summer is going to be in a lot of trouble
On the bar, Max shows Alex the amended roster and apologies, explaining that the culprit will be grounded. Harold arrives and goes to see Lou in his office. Harold apologises to Lou for not being able to talk before at the coffee shop in front of Ruby (and all the other customers, oh yeah, that doesn't matter in Neighbours!). He tells Lou that she's at rock bottom, but it does mean the only way out is up (and down, and up, and down, just wait!). Lou asks him if he's definite about it, and confirms his support to him.
Ramsay Street
Boyd is making a grounded Summer useful by practicing cricket in the street. Steph comes over with the box of Summer's stuff, so Boyd goes to get some icy-pops. She tells Summer that she thinks their friendship is very important, and that it may not be good now, but with time it may heal. She gives the box back, and tells Summer to give it a few day, and if she still doesn't want it, then she'll accept it. She tells her she still wants to be friends.
Number 26
Alex complements Joe on his cooking, but Steph and Lyn keep making jokes about the only cooking Joe does is with the barbeque. Alex asks him if he's really doing the domestic stuff because he likes it, or to impress the wife. Joe claims he likes doing it, but Steph and Lyn don't agree. Alex offers to help wash up and they send the ladies to the front room.
Number 24
Ruby clears the table and insists that she'll do the washing up. Harold comes to help her anyway, but they realise they are out of milk for their tea. Ruby says she'll pop down to the coffee shop as it won't take long, but Harold insists on driving.
RUBY: Can't I do anything on my own!?
They are both shocked by her sudden outburst. Harold apologises for being to over-bearing, and acknowledges that he must trust her to do things, but she agrees that it might be hard. She wonders if they are doing the right thing.
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Steph Scully, Alex Argenzio in Neighbours Episode 4188
Steph Scully, Alex Argenzio

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Summer Hoyland, Steph Scully

Alex Argenzio, Steph Scully in Neighbours Episode 4188
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Max Hoyland

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Boyd Hoyland, Steph Scully, Summer Hoyland

Steph Scully, Summer Hoyland in Neighbours Episode 4188
Steph Scully, Summer Hoyland

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