Karl telling Emma Bunton that the ring he has is for his beautiful wife-to-be!
Susan seeing Emma Bunton and being thrilled at meeting her.
Paul seeing that Elle's scarf is in Neddle's flat.
Elle admitting to Oliver she has feelings for him.
Oliver kissing Elle...
The Ranch Somewhere where I Don't Care
Elle is kissing Oliver, and is thrilled that he feels the same - but Oliver doesn't answeras Carmella, Rosie and Pepper pull up outside the cabin. Carmella wants fifteen seconds toplead her case, and Pepper sarcastically hopes they're not interrupting anything. Elle looksmiffed.
Carmella apologises to Oliver for not putting him first, and she feels terrible for puttinghim in danger, and promises it won't happen again. He wants to know what happens the nexttime she wants to prove herself to someone - and she says she only wants to prove herself tohim. Oliver says it's too late.
Pepper is convinced that Elle brought Oliver here for more than being supportive to herfriend - she must have alternative motives. Elle demands that Pepper gets off her propertyright now.
House of Neddles where metaphors abound
Ned is sitting with his naked torso on his sofa, downloading from Paul's C: drive to hisremovable F: drive. Sexy.
Paul comes in using his own key, and Ned stuffs Paul's laptop down the back of the sofa. Nedis concerned that Paul just enters when he likes, but Paul is sure that Ned isn't up toanything, other than spending lots of time with his shirt off. Paul has a job for Ned - doeshe still have his balaclava handy??
Seriously, this is really kinky stuff. I thought they only saved stuff like this for theKennedys.
Paul says he knows that Ned loves the action - Ned could be responsible for Oliver Barnesregaining his family fortune! Oooh. Paul discovers his laptop down the back of the sofa, andis pleased he's got it back, and Ned looks disappointed. Oddly, although he was transferringto the F: drive, there is no removable media protruding from the aforementioned laptop.
London, Baby! The Ritz Hostel
Stock shot of the gherkin over the Thames. Or the grenade, as I like to call it. A redLondon Bus (not the Routemaster) gratuitously moves past a small street, where we find theRitz Hostel.
Warning: this is possibly the cutest scene ever in Neighbours.
Susan is on the lower bunk flicking through postcards, pen in hand. Karl is on top (sowrong) and talking through options - a day trip to Bath (nice), a canal cruise in LittleVenice. Or go to see a show - he budgeted a small amount for West End spontaneity. He getsthe ring out and looks at it again. He sighs. Susan giggles.
SUSAN: Of course, we could just stay in.
SUSAN: It's a short trip to the bottom bunk.
Karl is trying to put the ring away, and impatiently, Susan hits the bottom of his bunk.
SUSAN: Get down here. Now.
KARL: Alright - I'm coming, I'm coming! Ow!
SUSAN: You alright?
SUSAN: Come on, old creaky bones, you can do it.
Karl lands on the floor as Susan scoots over in her bunk. Lying down, Karl hoiks one leg uponto the bed and lies over her.
KARL: Well, hello...!
They lovingly kiss, and Susan reaches her arms around Karl's back.
KARL: You know, I really did think I booked us somewhere nice.
SUSAN: I know you did.
KARL: Make it up to you, I promise.
Susan strokes his face.
SUSAN: Hey, is it just me, or does it feel really naughty to share a bunk bed??
KARL: Feel like your father could bust in on us.
Hmmm, a little insensitive seeing as her father died when she was still a child. Actually,Karl never knew her dad. Interesting. But that's by the by, because they're kissing againand her hands are on his shoulders and I'm enjoying this just a little too much.
SUSAN: Better keep the noise down then, Tarzan.
She runs her hands around his neck, and Karl just stares at her. Then:
He goes to get the ring out his pocket, but lots of noisy Aussies enter the room, havingobviously had a raucous day out so far. Karl quickly extricates himself from Susie, whoquickly makes herself look innocent on the bed, smoothing her hair and wiping her mouth...
The Scarlet Bar where it's Just Not Safe
Australia looks positively bland in comparison, and Ned is in the bar which may havesomething to do with it. But it's quickly brightened up by Frazer who asks for racing tipswhich Ned refuses to share. Ned isn't in a mood to chat, and leaves, saying he's runninglate for an appointment.
A woman stands behind Frazer and offers him some racing tips. Frazer, without looking, isn'tinterested, then turns around - gobsmacked at the woman standing behind him.
Cut to Millie (which is her name) and Frazer playing pool and talking about racing tips.Frazer offers to sip champagne by the pool of his house with her and she's up for it.Seriously - I know Frazer is fantabulous, but is going to a house of someone you don't knowa very safe thing to do?? I think not. Don't try that at home, kids.
Frazer looks shocked and thrilled, and comically puts down the cue and RUNS out the doorafter Millie.
I wonder if she makes cookies??
A Ranch Somewhere / House of Neddles
Shot of the moon.
Oliver is half asleep in bed and Elle comes in, climbing into bed with him. She tells himthat they shared something special today, but she doesn't want to take it any further unlesshe's ready. Oliver says he is, and that it's over with Carmella. Then, LINE of the episode:
OLIVER: She's not the girl I thought she was. I think we moved too quickly.
Riiiiiight - and yet kissing Elle before you'd even broken up with Carmella, and withouteven getting to know Elle first, and now lying in bed with her *isn't* moving too quickly???I hate these quick 'relationships' - they're not relationships at all.
Elle goes to kiss Oliver again then pulls away, declaring that neither of them are quiteready yet. He agrees, so Elle says she thinks they should wait - she wants things to bereally perfect between them. He nods. Elle also thinks they should keep this quiet for Carmella's sake.
Elle leaves his room, and Oliver sighs in his bed.
Cut to House of Neddles, and Elle is calling her father, telling her that Oliver is completely smitten with her. Paul congratulates his daughter, then quickly puts the phone down as Ned gets home.
PAUL: Before you say anything, I did knock as I was entering.
NED: You knew I wasn't here.
PAUL: Are we celebrating? What happened?
Ned shows Paul that he got the file that Paul asked for, and Paul is delighted.
PAUL: We have champagne, and the night is young, hardly the ingredients for beddie-byes...
But seriously - did I miss something, and are these two having an affair??? Because it sure as hell feels like it. This is subtle slash at its best. Paul says he'll go get a crowd to join their party. Ooooh - swinging, too.
Number 30 where Frosie™ are So Over
Pepper is declaring that Elle is trying to manipulate Oliver into a relationship - she's backstabbing. Carmella doesn't think Elle would ever do that.
PEPPER: Hello! She's a Robinson. It's in her DNA.
I won't go through the list of Robinsons who were never like that. Pepper thinks Elle is trying to get Carmella back for sleeping with Dylan, although Carmy still maintains that didn't happen. Millie and Frazer come in the kitchen, and Frazer is surprised to see them. He sends Millie to the bedroom whilst Pepper reminds him of the house rules - they don't bring strangers into the house.
FRAZER: I'm not breaking the rules; Millie's not a stranger, we've been chatting all night./div>
Rosie looks disgusted and upset at the same time. Frazer follows Millie to his room, and Rosie leaves by the back door, clearly unhappy.
London, Baby! The Ritz Hostel
DrunkSuse™ is holding a bottle of beer and shouting out to all the other Aussie backpackers in the hostel.
SUSAN: Aussie Aussie Aussie!
EXTRAS: Oi oi oi!
Karl lies on the bottom bunk, reading. Susan drunkenly decides that they need meat pies and asks Karl to go to the unlicensed place to get them some pies. Karl points out that it's an off licence, and they don't sell pies.
SUSAN: Well get, get - get something with fat and salt in it, get some chips...no, what do they call them here??
SUSAN: Crisssssspssssss! Get some crissssspsssss!!
Susan demands that Karl sing them one of his footie songs but Karl doesn't know what she's talking about, and Susan then demands he sing the song that Zeke really likes... Throw Your Arms Around Me. The Aussies and Susan start singing, loudly and drunkenly. Karl finally concedes and gets up to join in.
Number 30 where Frazer is Mean
Gratuitous pool shot.
It's very early in the morning, and Carmella and Pepper are cleaning the house REALLY loudly. And if they accidentally wake Frazer and Millie, then that will be a real shame. As it turns out, they do, and Millie picks up on the vibe, offering to leave. Frazer tells her it's not a problem, and Rosie just looks gutted. Frazer says he'll take a shower, and Millie offers to cook them crazy pancakes for breakfast - what, as opposed to mentally stable ones?. The girls decline, and tell her that they're on the way out for breakfast.
The Scarlet Bar where Age Continuity Doesn't Count
PEPPER: *These* are good pancakes.
CARMELLA: But - are they *crazy* pancakes?
ROSIE: Oh give her a break; she seems nice enough.
Pepper says that they have to disapprove of all their friends' exes' new partners - it's their job. Girl power!!
Oliver and Elle arrive, and Carmella ignores them. Elle reminds Oliver to keep their fling a secret - she doesn't want to be called a homewrecker. Oliver declares that she's not a homewrecker - he knows the real Elle Robinson.
London, Baby! The Ritz Hostel
Shot of Big Ben. Shot of Nelson's Column. Gratuitous red London bus driving round TrafalgarSquare into Pall Mall (apparently Pall Mall is a real place, not just a monopoly board feature).
Karl comes in the dormitory, whistling. Susan tells him to turn that alarm off, it's deafening. He tells her the shower's free, and she suggests the fact that it's free must be why he's so happy this morning! She's hiding under the covers of her bunk.Karl tells Susan to get up - they've got to get to the V&A. Susan is only interested in knowing if the V&A sell bacon and egg sandwiches. Karl pulls the covers off his wife and we find that she's wrapped in an Aussie flag.
Karl suggests she shouldn't have partied so hard, and Susan petulantly replies that she had a great night, unleashing her inner bogan, and she loved it! Janelle shout out!
KARL: Surprised you can remember it.
SUSAN: Well, unlike you, I still have a streak of youthfulness that endears me to the kids of today!
KARL: Is that right?
SUSAN: Yes. You - you were born middle-aged.
Karl pushes her off to the shower, then takes the ring from his bag and puts it in his jacket pocket.
Cut to a busy London street, and another red London bus shot. Karl and Susan are winding through a bustling street packed with people, and Susan declares she wants to finish her breakfast and get a paper. They don't see the paper stand, but The News of Today headline is: Izzy Gonna Miss Her? The Kennedys see a café to go get some expensive coffee.
Number 30 where Girl Power Isn't Working
Pepper tells Rosie that she called her admirer to arrange lunch with him, and she'd like to borrow Rosie's lipstick - because she checked in the bathroom and it's not there. Oh, and someone used all her conditioner. Carmella, Rosie and Pepper simultaneously realise that it must have been Millie.
Frazer appears and the girls tell him that things are missing, and they don't feel comfortable with Millie in the house. Frazer accuses the girls of making the whole thing up because Rosie's jealous of his new woman. He tells Rosie it's tragic.
House of Neddles where it's A Bit Messy
Elle turns up. She sees Ned under a blanket, asleep, and teases him, saying he'd better have saved some energy for her.
Ewwww. You just know this is going to be horrid.
Elle tickles the blanket, and who should pop out - but her father! The one and only Paul Robinson. Ned appears from the bedroom to see their questioning faces.
The girls are folding bed linen. Pepper is going on and on and on about men being useless and falling for the wrong women, but does compliment Elle on her clothes - although she thinks she probably buys her outfits from some place evil.
PEPPER: It's like, the great Con Of Men. They pretend to be all confused when girls are hitting on them. But really, when they cheat - they can then plead innocent.
ROSIE: I don't think it's that sinister. I think they're just stupid.
Rosie asks Pepper if she's heard from her admirer, Red. Pepper suddenly realises she's late - she's got to get ready!
London, Baby! Lambeth embankment
Karl and Susan talk about the VandA museum and Karl obviously enjoyed it, whereas Susan seems to prefer walking by the river. The Houses of Parliament are in the background, and a couple of homeless guys are sitting on the embankment. Susan asks Karl for his wallet, so she can give them some money, but he refuses - after all, there are better ways to help homelesspeople through the right channels!
Susan thinks he's stingy.
They continue walking and they see a pregnant woman lying on a bench. The pregnant woman - because we have *no* idea who she is, yet - has newspaper over her face, conveniently, and is rubbing her stomach. She has a cup out for money, and a suitcase next to the bench. Susan feels sorry for her, but Karl says she can't be homeless because she has designer clothes - in fact, she's probably having a power nap on her way to her Mayfair apartment (also on the onopoly board).
Susan demands that Karl give her some money, so he gives her some change. Susan puts it in the cup, and tells Karl it didn't kill him.
The oh so mysterious pregnant woman - and we have *no* idea who she is just yet - on hearing voices seemingly comes to. The headline of the newspaper on her face says "Where's Gartside's Aussie Tart?" with a picture of Isabelle Hoyland. My my! The anonymous pregnant woman lifts the paper from her face and sits up - and no! It can't be! Who would have anticipated that! It's Isabelle Hoyland herself!!! Izzy sees Karl and Susan walking down the embankment together and looks almost pleased.