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Neighbours Episode 4500 from 2004 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 4500
Australian airdate: 11/06/04
UK airdate: 10/08/04
Writer: John Upton
Director: Tony Osicka
Guests: Olivia Macpherson: Sylvie de Crespigny
Crystal: Estelle Andrewartha
- "Dare" by Endorphin
- "You Only Hide" by Something For Kate
Summary/Images by: Kulin/Karen (Katie)
Crystal says David forgot to pay her.
Mac and Jack exchange names.
City night-club
Pounding music (Dare by Endorphin). Mac and Jack dance wildly.
Bishops' early morning
David says he's off to work and will pay the credit-card account. He gives Liljana a very obvious brush-off when she offers to pay it, so she gets rid of Sky to give her a chance to ask Harold whether he still thinks David is just giving her a taste of her own medicine. He has no answer.
Susan's taken Vitamin C to revive her, but still feels very rough, so Sindi suggests she double the dose, as her horoscope says that she's due for a big shock. Susan asks if it's the famous column from the Erinsborough News, but Sindi replies that it's a personal chart she just made up for Susan as practice, since Libby told her there may be a place for an astrologer on the paper and she's hoping to apply.
SUSAN: What happened to the usual astrologer? I thought he had a good following?
SINDI: Oh he did. He's terrific. In fact he foretold his own nervous breakdown. D'you know right now he's in Barwon Heads cracking up?
They're interrupted by the phone, which Susan makes Sindi answer. It's Father Tom and Susan frantically mimes to tell him she's not there, which Sindi does.
SINDI: You just made me lie to a priest!
Susan agrees she'll ring him back but is unconvincing and goes off to get dressed, so Sindi watches her go, a puzzled look on her face.
Number 30
Stuart's off to work in eight hours but is already dressed. Connor and Toadie think he should tell them breathalyser test and speed camera locations or reduce their traffic fines, but he doesn't agree. Since they can't sell that information or body parts to raise the $15000 each deposit for the house, they have to go to Plan B which is to ask 'the olds'. Connor looks worried but says nothing.
Coffee Shop
Jack and Mac swap comments about their stamina and ability to go even longer, as they've been kicked out of the nightclub. Mac wants to finish the night back at her place, but he answers that perhaps he likes her for her personality and sense of humour. Just then Lyn comes in and Jack introduces the two women, but cuts the conversation short and the two go outside, leaving Lyn unimpressed.
LYN: Oh goody - another all-nighter.
She looks disgusted as they leave.
Harold says to Lou 'Regarding that matter we discussed - you know with a spiritual dimension?' He's talked to Father Tom on Lou's advice and found him very helpful as despite coming from a different starting point, he 'knew the territory'.
Liljana comes to David's table to say that she has a hair appointment at 5 so can't make the 'working bee' that evening. He comments that it will make the kids pull their weight.
She sees Stuart and 'casually' introduces questions about what he learned at the Academy about following people in a car. He answers with a baffled look that a two-car space is recommended.
David rings Crystal to ask if she can fit him in at short notice - at 5.15 that evening.
Susan gets in for lunch to find Sindi still working. When the phone rings, neither wants to answer, but it's Susan's turn and to her relief it's Toadie. But Sindi gestures wildly that she's not there. She tries to make a quick escape but Susan firmly asks her if there's something she wants to talk about. Sindi beats a hasty retreat, saying 'Yes, but not now' as she has to put the CV in.
Sky and Boyd are sitting on the wall in the driveway, Sky sketching as David works on the verge of Harold's house. Max asks them if they're two escaped convicts then goes off to set up his banana lounge and read his book. Sky and Boyd look on and she starts a new sketch as 'it's so suburbia it's cute'.
David calls across to Max and hints that judging will be pretty soon. Seeing that Max is not going to take the bait, he comes over and they have a pleasant between-gritted- teeth conversation as David points out jobs and Max answers only with reasons not do them, including questioning why they need an award from the council to say it's the best street when they know that already.
MAX: Natural is better.
DAVID: Sure, just not in this....competition.
It finally ends when Max says that he's been looking forward all day to reading his book.
DAVID: You do that - trim your bushes tomorrow.
MAX: Dave, how about I take care of my front yard, you take care of yours?
David takes out his frustration on Boyd and Sky, insisting that they come and help and flailing at random offending twiglets on his way back to his own patch.
David rants about some people not having a concept of the common good and Sky winds him up more and more by agreeing with him, until he suggests that they write a list of all the problems that need to be seen to in the Hoyland front yard.
Number 30
On the phone, Toadie ecstatically thanks Angie and Big Kev who have obviously agreed to help him with money for the deposit. Stuart's parents have already agreed so they want Connor to ring his, but he doesn't want to. After Stuart goes to work, Toadie suggests Connor ask Lou, who has been like a father to him.
Lyn replies very coldly to some remark Jack has made that she's given up caring, he can do what he likes and the silly bet between them is off anyway, because his love-life has nothing to do with her. She tells him that the Mr Good Times with no thought of the future isn't how he was brought up and she doesn't know where it's come from. He protests that he does care about the future and he and Mac are still just friends. When he concedes that may be just because of a silly bet, she says.
LYN: You're my son, I love you, I will always love you. Jack - lately it's been awfully difficult to respect you. If you want the truth, I'm ashamed of you. He just sits there, stricken.
Sindi gets in, saying that the prospective employers will let her know. Susan asks if there have been any messages and says no, when Sindi asks if she returned Father Tom's call. Neither will answer the phone, so they let it go through to the answering-machine. The caller hangs up and Susan comments that it's pathetic to have two grown women cowering just because the phone rings.
SINDI: Why don't you want to speak to Father Tom?
SUSAN: (sighing) That's complicated.
SUSAN: I like him - I like him like I shouldn't like him. I don't know - maybe I've deliberately picked someone who's unavailable. You know, I'm scared and Tom's safe.
Sindi replies that she's like that too but Susan tells her that she knows Toadie well enough to be confident that if Toadie says he loves her she should trust him and not be afraid. She knows that although his relationship with Dee intimidates her, she can deal with it. Sindi says that she doesn't want to 'compete with a ghost', but Susan replies that he wants the flesh and blood Sindi.
SUSAN: I wish I were in your shoes - for you it's possible, for me there's no chance.
Just as she says that, the phone rings again and this time Sindi says she'll be brave and answers it. It's Toadie asking her to dinner. He constantly tries to persuade her to say yes, so nervous that he doesn't realise she agreed after his first sentence. She just mechanically says 'OK' to everything he says.
SUSAN: Everything OK?
Sindi beams.
Liljana races in dramatically like someone in hiding because David doesn't know she's there. She asks to borrow Lyn's car.
LILJANA: Well, I think David's come to the end of my rope.
LYN: What do you mean?
LILJANA: You know, all the phone-calls, the meetings - the board shorts! He's due out any minute and I am going to follow him!
Lyn's still a bit baffled, but agrees to lend the car if she drives it herself. They have to hurry.
Max is reading aloud a list of tasks he's been given by David, delivered in an envelope addressed 'To the Home Owner'. He asks Boyd not to repeat to Sky his comments that David is the most pretentious man he knows. He goes on to say he doesn't mind being sociable but when you get too familiar, people start taking liberties like telling you to prune your shrubs.
BOYD: You know one day when I was over there, I saw David ironing underwear.
MAX: Why doesn't that surprise me? v Max wants to ignore it, but says enough's enough when Boyd suggests that that might mean David will do it again.
Boyd joins Sky at their usual spot and they look on, amused, as Max tackles David.
Max tells David it's very insulting to be given a list like this. David replies that it's unfair to jeopardise the whole street - for example Lou, who wants maximum value for his house. They have an additional argument as to who has the least time for this and who's in the biggest hurry and drive off with nothing resolved.
BOYD: Didn't know Dave had it in him.
SKY: Adults and property. It's amazing.
They exchange puzzled looks as they watch Lyn and Liljana drive off in hot pursuit after David and Max.
On the road somewhere, a convoy of four cars, David's in the lead, Lyn's last.
LILJANA: Lyn - two cars back!
LYN: How many cars are there, Lil?
LILJANA: Two. Oh, it's a woman. I know it is - I can tell by the way he's driving.
They see police ahead, stopping cars.
David babbles nervously as Stuart asks him to breathe into the tester. He's clear and drives off. Lyn hopes they won't be stopped but they are and despite their attempts to persuade Stuart they're in a hurry, he tests Lyn, ignoring Liljana's glares and insistence that he could be breaking up a family here.
Number 30
Toadie looks sadly at the album of wedding photos and sighs. Accompanied by 'You Only Hide' by Something For Kate, (which was played at Dee's memorial service), he packs the album and a framed photo into a wooden chest. With a sigh, he takes off his wedding ring, puts it in and closes the lid. He leans on the lid, fighting back sobs.
Connor asks Lou if they can make a deal that he will repay the deposit over time, as his parents can't lend it as Stuart's and Toadie's did. Lou explains that he's sorry but he's facing financial ruin and needs the money to cover court costs.
Number 30
Sindi arrives with a basket of Toadie's favourite things from Susan's fridge. He presents her with some glamorous undies and they embrace as he says he'd love to see her in them.....
Out somewhere
Lyn, who's trying to persuade her David could be anywhere by now, tells Liljana she shouldn't put a gypsy curse on Stuart for causing them to lose David.
LILJANA: Well it would make me feel a lot better - and Stuart might come back in his next life as a dog!
Lyn tries to convince her again that David is devoted to his family and not the type, like her own son, to run round having little adventures. Liljana has just sighed and agreed Lyn's right and they should go home, when a short distance away she sees David, sitting on the bonnet of his car, laughing, with Crystal beside him, her hands on his shoulders...
LILJANA: I am going to kill him!
LYN: Um.....
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