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Neighbours Episode 4562 from 2004 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 4562: Bad Apples
Australian airdate: 07/09/04
UK airdate: 19/11/04
Writer: John Hanlon
Director: Ali Ali
Guests: Olivia McPherson: Sylvie de Crespigny
Snr. Sgt. Allan Steiger: Joe Clements
Chet Andrews: Rowan Francis
Summary/Images by: Linda/Karen (Katie)
- Tim warning Susan she should prepare herself for a real divorce battle.
- The doctor breaking the news about Max's low sperm count.
- Stu unsure of what to do now he knows what Mac is really up to.
Stu lazily rests on the couch until he hears the door, when he answers the door to Mac. They passionately embrace and make their way to the bedroom.
Ramsay Street
Susan rolls out the garbage bin when she notices a cab pull into the driveway of Number 26. Out pops Lyn and Oscar. They notice one another and Lyn gives a quick, unsure wave to Susan before she heads inside.
Steph is relieved that the news isn't so grim, as if there had been a problem with her ovaries or uterus than it would have been hopeless. But with his problem...Max cuts her off, not wanting to talk about it. There's a "Yoo Hoo" and Lyn appears at the door. There was going to be a busload of football players, so they decided to come one day earlier. As she was welcomed home to a nest of wasps, she's wondering if she can stay over here tonight. She notices the tension and hopes that she didn't interrupt anything.
No.30 (evening)
After Olivia bids Stu goodbye, he sits with Toadie, utterly confused. Toadie is amused that Stu is "a man who's dedicated to his profession." (meaning their "staff bonding") Stu laments on why he became a police officer as it feels like he is selling out on everything he believes in.
Lyn breaks the news about what's going on with Joe and the farm. As Steph's grandfather is not going to get any better, Joe has been given his inheritance early and he's a full partner in the property, thus will be staying on there permanently. Apparently he has just adapted so well and "he just loves it." She's going to fix things up here and then she's off to Bendigo to join him. They're unsure if this is what Lyn really wants, but she assures them that it's a good change of pace and after all isn't this what everybody dreams about, life on the land? Steph tells her that Jack is away for the night...and he's taken the car.
Over pizza, Stu asks about Toadie's work, particularly why he decided to work with Tim after all the unethical issues he'd been guilty of in the past. Toadie says he is fairly reasonable and responsible, but at the time he had done something wrong and had to stop him, as easy as that.
Steph is telling Lyn how wonderful and responsible Jack has been, noting how he is really setting goals for himself and striving to achieve them. Lyn is proud, and so is Joe, as she gushes how good he sounded when he'd call them over the phone. All the while, Max keeps giving Steph looks and after awhile, excuses himself to go to the pub. He's not going to work, but he needs a bit of walk and takes Harvey with him. Once he is gone, Lyn asks if there's anything Steph wants to talk about - she declines in answering.
The Pub
Toadie, Karl and Max bond over their respective relationships - they encourage Max to have a good "whinge" but he feels a bit uncomfortable about it until he finally lets it loose:
MAX: No no. It's just you know, I get a bit sick and tired of taking a back seat whenever we have issues. You know because it's always Steph setting the agenda, you know what I mean? It's her wants, her needs, her doubts...they take priority. I mean if I so much even suggest that I have a different point of view or you know, some kind of problem, the whole thing blows up into a huge drama and I feel bad and I cave in and we end up doing it her way anyway so... (he realises his rambling) I just get frustrated that's all.
Toadie says he has an ideal relationship with a "part time girlfriend". He gets to set the amount of time they spend together and at the moment it is three nights a week.
MAX: Three nights a week does not constitute a relationship Toadie, in my opinion.
TOADIE: You see I'm not the one hiding in the pub complaining about his woman.
Steph is unsure about Lyn moving to Bendigo, however Lyn feels that she's not even needed here anyway. Michelle and Flick aren't going to be coming home anytime soon, Jack's got the business and she's married... "It's only common sense" Steph nearly bursts out the fact that Jack does need her, but covers it up by saying he'll miss her heaps as well. Bendigo is only 2 hours away and tells Steph not to worry. Max appears, still in a bad mood and noticing the silent presumes Steph has told Lyn all the gory details.
MAX: You told her? Oh that's great, thanks very much. Yeah it's all true Lyn. We have this fertility problem. Well not we, I, I have this fertility problem...
MAX: You know I was hoping to keep the intimate details of my private life private, but...
STEPH: No Max! I didn't say anything.
"D'oh" is Max.
Max unsuccessfully tries fixing something in the dark and this results in him hurting himself. Steph comes out and he apologies for blowing up in there before...but he just doesn't know how to handle the problem. He doesn't really feel like sharing it because he knows anything he says will just end up hurting them both and asks if he can just work this out himself for now.
Lassiter's (morning)
Susan sees some removalists heading out of the surgery with some of the medical equipment. She stops them, asking what's going on as she is part owner and had no idea of this. The guy shows her a piece of paper with Karl's signature on it and they continue on.
Toadie answers the furious knocking, heard at the door to reveal Karl who is amazed at what the letter he's received. He thought Toadie wasn't going to take sides in the divorce and shows him the letter from Tim Collins and Associates. Toadie has no idea what is going on.
Susan expresses her anger to Libby at what Karl is doing, though Libby reckons it's all Izzy's little doing. Toadie appears and he's ticked off at Susan hiring Tim. Even though she thought that she was not going to legally involve Toadie, as she has hired the firm it includes all its resources and employees, which means it also includes Toadie and David. Susan apologies and asks if she "can't you just say no?" However, it does not work like that and she's sorry but she needs someone aggressive, as Karl is playing dirty, citing the medical equipment as an example.
SUSAN: I'm sorry Toadie, the gloves are off.
Police Station
Stu speaks to Steiger about whistle blowing and his own past experiences. Steiger explains that whilst sometimes you need to look past some things, one bad apple in the barrel can bring down the entire police force name. However, if Stu has a serious issue he should "examine his own conscious and then proceed accordingly." However, not all situations are black and white and he should remember that.
STEIGER: Because your brothers and sisters in blue hate a dobber. And they will rain down down ten varieties of hell on anyone who chops one of his own without a damn good reason.
Lyn appears with a plate of chocolate-chip cookies and for a moment they she and Susan just stare at one another. Then all the animosity disappears as Susan exclaims, "Awww Lynnie" and they hug. Lyn apologies for leaving without even saying anything and Susan asks what they were even fighting about. She gives also gives Libby a hug, and they start talking about the new trashy Brazilin soap ("Lost in the Village") which Susan needs, as the divorce has just got a lot more messy. Lyn can't believe that Karl would play games, but he is and Susan won't stand for it.
The Pub
Toadie informs Karl that Susan will choose whomever legal representation she wants and there is nothing he can do about it. He thinks that Tim encouraged this aggressive stance, but Toadie asks about the medical equipment and if he was going to say anything. Karl replies that he was actually just upgrading the medical equipment and not selling it off. Toadie warns him that this is what lawyers do and his will probably say the same things.
Steph bounces in and suggests to Max his favourite meal she can make for dinner, but he is less than enthused about the idea, excusing himself to go get the beer.
The three women have just finished watching the episode and are astounded at what has just occurred.
LIBBY: That Isabella doesn't muck around does she? What is it with woman called Isabel?
Susan and Libby try to figure out the goings-ons of the characters' lives, before Lyn solves the mystery, detailing exactly what has happened (must be her 'Bold and the Beautiful' skills) between them. Oh and it turns out that Isabella used to be a him and that is how she knew the secret.
The Pub
Susan tells Libby how sorry she is that the divorce has degenerated into a petty, spiteful divorce as she thought they could work through it civilly. Libby tries to cheer up, saying they can watch the taped episode of the Brazilin soap late....although now that Lyn has spilled the beans on the characters, they're not sure that it's going to be as enjoyable.
LIBBY: I have to say, it's kind of taken the gloss off.
SUSAN: Yeah, half the fun was hanging on to see what'd happen next.
LIBBY: Who does she think she is? Letting out all those cats out of the bag.
SUSAN: Ahh, back to good old reality hey?
Police Station
Mac apologies to Stu that she won't be able to meet up as she needs to meet her mum...the one person she'll never let down.
She plants one on Stu in front of some work colleagues before she leaves. With a determined look, Stu steps in Steiger's office for a word.
STU: I've ah, been doing some thinking like you suggested.
STEIGER: Shut the door.
STU: I have some information I need to pass on to my superior officers.
STEIGER: You're absolutely serious about this.
STU: Never been more serious about anything in my life, sir.
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