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Neighbours Episode 5581 from 2008 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 5581
Australian airdate: 10/11/08
UK airdate:
Writer: Meaghan Rodriguez
Director: Tony Osicka
Guests: Nathan Black: Lyall Brooks
- "Youre The Light" by Anika Moa
Summary/Images by: Tracy C/ShadowDan
- Toadie trying to get Paul not to publish the picture of Kelly.
- The picture being published.
- Kelly announcing that she's been suspended from work due to the picture.
- Didge being taken into hospital.
- Miranda not happy Rebecca knew before her.
- Declan planning his escape from Erinsborough.
- Didge telling her parents that she isn't ready for parenthood.
- Declan running his car off the road.
Declan tries but fails to unstuck his car from the hole it's come to rest in.
Number 28
Donna and Ringo are embarking on a major pash session but she reluctantly breaks it up to answer the door - it's the AFL coach looking for Ringo. Nathan is round to find out what's going on after Declan's message about him running off to Alice Springs is all about. He also adds that if Declan isn't back at training this week he's just kissed his AFL career goodbye. Donna asks what Ringo is going to do after Nathan leaves and he replies "find him".
Declan gives up trying to free his car, instead he pulls his bag from the boot and starts walking.
Number 26
Donna relays the message about Declan going AWOL to the Parkers but Didge doesn't give two hoots. Miranda and Steve argue over the pregnancy news but they aren't exactly being very quiet about it and Didge can hear every word in her room.
Number 28
Ringo tries to enlist Zeke's help to get Karl's car so they can go after Declan. He changes his mind over helping, and leaves a note for Karl saying what they've done before heading out the front door.
Steve is taking his aggression out on a punchbag and Miranda racks up the miles. They tell Rebecca about Declan doing a runner and Miranda apologises to her about Steve's brunt words.
REBECCA: Yes, I don't think my dad ever forgave me when I was sixteen but you know Declan is so scared too and he really does care.
Miranda apologises to her for what she said at the hospital.
REBECCA: This is going to be really tough, so why don't we stick together?
Miranda nods her head in agreement.
Number 26
Steve watches Didge sleep and Miranda joins him and they reminisce about past things before she tells him that Didge will always be his daughter just not the little girl she once was.
STEVE: She'll always be my little girl.
The General Store
Callum leads his mates, well Ben and Mickey, in a protest (in front of Paul) to try and get Kelly her job back - they want him to feature their protest in the paper but he refuses until they show him some suffering. Meanwhile Toadie comes in leaving another message on Kelly's voicemail.
Declan thinks his luck is in when he hears a car approaching but of course its Ringo and Zeke. The two of them verbally lay into Declan and inform him that Didge is in hospital. He replies that Didge will be better off without him.
ZEKE: You should have thought of that before you got her pregnant.
Ringo has to hold Declan back from hitting Zeke and tells him "nice one" as Declan turns and walks off. Zeke wants to head back before Karl notices that they've got his car but Ringo asks for 30 mins and runs after Declan.
ZEKE: Mate, are you insane?
RINGO: I'm doing this for Bridget.
ZEKE: (shouting) Well he doesn't care.
Ringo doesn't reply and Zeke suddenly wonders who is going to drive the car as we head into the commercial break.
Bush/Didge's bedroom
Break over and while Declan takes a rest, he looks at a picture of himself and Didge he had in his wallet before seeing some flashbacks to their history (saving her while she was struggling in the #30 pool, inviting her out on a date, their first kiss at Charlie's and Declanlaring his love for her in front of everyone at TGS). Meanwhile back in Erinsborough, Didge has been looking at the same photo of the two of them.
Declan suddenly hears Ringo shouting his name but takes off, trying to avoid him.
Didge's bedroom
Donna and Rachel come round to inform her about Zeke and Ringo's mission but she stuns them by announcing that she is going to go see "another doctor" and asks if they want to come with her because she doesn't want her mum going with her. Rachel suggest that she waits until Declan is back but she replies that he's made it clear that he wants nothing to do with her (or the baby). Realising that Didge is going whether they are with her or not, Donna says that she'll go with her.
RACHEL: Just give him another chance; he's going through just as much stuff as you are.
DIDGE: Yes but I can't run away, I have to deal with this. Are you going to come?
The General Store
Callum's new suffering plan is that they won't stop reading until Kelly gets her job back.
CALLUM: (to Paul) We're fully suffering.
PAUL: (to Susan) You know when you phoned me I thought it was going to be for something a little bit more exciting than this.
LOU: Hey it's about a planet full of evil limping robot pirates. You should be loving it!
SUSAN: Yes, come on, it's adorable.
Toadie signs the petition and Callum gets Ben reading the next book when Mickey finishes, and Paul promises to sign if they keep the noise down.
SUSAN: Just sign it, Paul.
Ben the struggles on a word (familiar) and Susan tells him to sound it out until he gets it but annoyed Paul blurts it out on his behalf. Susan then signs the petition and she mentions to Callum that she used to be a school teacher too.
CALLUM: Did you ever pose in the nuddie?
SUSAN: There was one time...
Susan stops mid-sentence and signs her name as everyone turns to look at her, wondering what she was going to say.
Zeke is now looking for Ringo but comes across Declan instead who isn't exactly thrilled to be found. Zeke has a go at him for what he's giving up, so Declan asks what he'd do in his shoes.
ZEKE: I'd stand by Didge.
After a bit of a pause, Declan eventually replies back "it's not that easy." Zeke thinks otherwise and reminds him what he is giving up. They then hear Ringo shouting after the car stops and they both run towards him as we head towards the commercial break.
Break over and they come across Ringo cuddling an orphaned wombat. Declan heads off and Ringo has a go at him (thinking he is doing another runner) but he explains that the mother deserves a proper funeral. Zeke apologises for what he said earlier and that Didge and himself are a team but Declan's main concern is burying the mum.
The General Store
Paul is forced to give into the kids demand for an article, with picture, to secure his release from TGS when Lou stops him from escaping.
PAUL: Just don't expect it on the front page.
Susan jumps into journalist mode to get the article done although Callum refuses to read, on the pretence that the picture will be blurry if he's moving his lips!
Number 26
Miranda admits to Rebecca that the girls are up to something but she can't work out what. Her heckles are further raised when they leave en mass to "go shopping", refusing her offer of a lift and to shout them pizza.
MIRANDA: See what I mean?
The ladies then enter Didge's room and Rebecca concurs with Miranda that something is going on.
The girls come to a stop outside "the doctors" while in the bush, Ringo helps Declan to bury the orphaned wombat's mum.
The girls progress from standing on the pavement to sitting inside the grounds on a bench. As Donna shares the sweeties, Didge spots the friendship ring and wordlessly shows that she is happy for her friend.
Didge then starts to make her way towards the front door before stopping and we head back to the bush to see the boys struggling to get the hole deep enough because the ground is too dry. Declan rejects Zeke's suggestion of covering it up instead, saying that the job should be done properly.
"You don't have to do this you know" Rachel tells her friend, "you can go see a movie, or shopping, whatever you want." Donna appears and suggests giving her mum a call and Rachel adds that she doesn't think Didge should go through with it without Declan.
DIDGE: Well I messaged him. He gets one last chance. Either he gets here for the appointment or its over for good.
Final break over and the girls stand outside the Broadstreet Clinic before Didge eventually heads inside.
Back in the bush, the boys stand over the grave as Donna calls Ringo to let him know what is going on. After finding out that Declan's battery is dead, he announces that they've got to go because Didge is at a medical centre but Declan stands rooted to the spot holding the orphaned wombat.
RINGO: She'll need you there.
ZEKE: Declan you have to go otherwise you're going to lose her for good.
(Still no sign of Declan moving)
RINGO: Declan!
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Ringo Brown, Donna Freedman in Neighbours Episode 5581
Ringo Brown, Donna Freedman

Declan Napier, Ringo Brown, Zeke Kinski in Neighbours Episode 5581
Declan Napier, Ringo Brown, Zeke Kinski

Steve Parker, Ben Kirk, Mickey Gannon, Toadie Rebecchi, Susan Kennedy in Neighbours Episode 5581
Steve Parker, Ben Kirk, Mickey Gannon, Toadie Rebecchi, Susan Kennedy

Miranda Parker, Rebecca Napier in Neighbours Episode 5581
Miranda Parker, Rebecca Napier

Callum Jones, Mickey Gannon, Ben Kirk, Paul Robinson, Lou Carpenter in Neighbours Episode 5581
Callum Jones, Mickey Gannon, Ben Kirk, Paul Robinson, Lou Carpenter

Declan Napier, Ringo Brown in Neighbours Episode 5581
Declan Napier, Ringo Brown

Bridget Parker in Neighbours Episode 5581
Bridget Parker

Miranda Parker in Neighbours Episode 5581
Miranda Parker

Rachel Kinski, Donna Freedman, Bridget Parker in Neighbours Episode 5581
Rachel Kinski, Donna Freedman, Bridget Parker

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