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Neighbours Episode 5636 from 2009 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 5636
Australian airdate: 02/03/09
UK airdate:
Writer: Anthony Morris
Director: Jovita O'Shaughnessy
Guests: As himself - Ian "Dicko" Dickson
Engineer: Chris Pettifer
Summary/Images by: Tracy C/Graham
- Harold's gifts being handed out.
- Libby telling her mum they've set a new wedding date.
- Didge admitting she doesn't feel ready to be a mum.
- Declan telling Rebecca he is ready to be a dad.
- Didge stunning Declan by telling him that she is going to put the baby up for adoption.
- Miranda volunteering to raise Didge's baby.
Didge's room
Didge tries on a dress when Miranda comes in to see if she's made her mind up about her offer and sarcastically Didge replies that since she paid Joanna $12k, she should be paid $30k taking inflation into account. Miranda explains why she is trying to do it but Didge isn't in the mood to listen. Steve appears, wondering what is going on, and Didge continues bitching about her mum's offer.
Out in the kitchen Miranda and Steve argue over Didge's decision - he can see why Didge is thinking along the adoption lines but Miranda asks how he is going to explain things when Junior comes along in 16 years asking why they weren't raised by their grandparents. "I don't want it to be because we never tried" she tells him.
Didge ignores a call from Miranda and doesn't want to talk to Declan either when he comes in to talk to her since she is ignoring his calls too. He reminds her that it's his child too and doesn't want to be frozen out by anyone before asking if anything else is wrong.
DIDGE: I've got nothing to wear to the wedding.
DECLAN: Is that what you're seriously worried about? You? Really?
DIDGE: (tearily) I've been looking forward to it. I just wanted to go and have a good time and look nice and everything I wear just makes me look stupid and fat.
Declan is quick to console her and says that she can wear anything.
Number 28
Toadie is going through Harold's book and Donna is still in love with the Afro Harold wig as she waits for Rachel to arrive home. When she does arrive home, Rachel unlike Donna is very nervous about meeting Dicko (that Ian Dickson presenter of Australian Idol for those who don't know him). While Donna prattles on, Rachel's eye is taken by a letter from London and the Accelerated Learning Centre to be precise but quickly puts it into her jacket pocket. Ty arrives to say that his car isn't starting so Donna ropes Toadie into drive and they all depart including a reluctant Zeke as long as he doesn't have to get coffees for anyone!
For once the stock shots of Melbourne actually work as we cut to Dicko trying to introduce himself to Rachel but Donna and Toadie get in the way first, delirious to be meeting him or in Toadie's case trying to plug the fact he is a lawyer in case he needs one in the future!
Finally Donna introduces him (oh and the guy with the glasses standing behind him pretending to be the engineer is Chris Pettifer who writes the in-house music that is used in Neighbours and these scenes were actually filmed in his studio!) Dicko tells Rachel that he loved her demo and photos but isn't impressed at her being rather quiet and tells her she needs personality and talent to get anywhere in the business.
Rachel heads into the studio to sing and the others make themselves comfortable although he isn't impressed at Toadie repeating his catchphrase!
Steve comes by to talk to Didge and before he can say anything she tells him that they can't have her baby. He makes it clear that he is out to support her and her baby but adds that it could be the best decision. Didge is still angry and annoyed at what Miranda did and so won't entertain the idea. Steve asks her to think of how the child is going to feel knowing that its mother gave it away.
DIDGE: That's not what she is thinking about, she's thinking about herself.
Their conversation is stopped when a noise distracts them - the weighs Libby was lifting fell to the ground and she mentions her back hurts when everyone rushes to her.
Declan asks his mum's advice on a dress he's bought for Didge but she gives him the honest truth - it's awful (which it is), so she volunteers to take him shopping to get a more appropriate dress.
Libby rejects the offer of seeking medical advice, saying that she is feeling better and suggests going for a lie down instead, so Dan leaves to go bring the car to the front door.
Chris' studio
Rachel sings her heart out and the looks of the gathered suggest that all is not well and right enough when she finishes, Dicko tells her they'll go through it again in a second. Donna is surprise to her he is only giving her one more chance.
DICKO: Look this is the opportunity of a lifetime but if you're not going to take it darling you're wasting all of our time.
TOADIE: How's that going to make her relaxed Dicko?
DICKO: (replying to Toadie but looking at Rachel) Mate this is not a yoga class this is business and if she wants a career I'm going to have to see some fire. (Addressing Rachel) You do want a career don't you?
TY: What that's just pressuring her.
DICKO: No, that's a reality check. Either she wants this more than anything else in the world or she's in the wrong place.
Rachel stuns them all by saying that she is in the wrong place - she has a history assignment due and is going to be a bridesmaid tomorrow. "I should be at home." Dicko reminds her that she won't get another chance and Rachel replies firmly "good" before taking the headphones off and walking out of the recording studio.
Outside Chris' studio
Zeke is impressed at what Rachel did and she is happy stunned when he recalls her visiting the record station but less so when he remembers Angus and thinks that he is going to have another go at her. He accuses her of getting a letter from Angus but she quickly denies this and firmly tells him that it's over between the two of them.
The others come out of the studio and Rachel runs over to apologise to Ty adding that she doesn't want a singing career and that she only went through with it because she knew it would be good for his song writing career. He isn't amused at hearing that and walks way from her, ignoring her shouts of "Ty".
Donna catches Dicko as he comes out of the studio to apologise for Rachel K but to say that there is someone else - Donna F!
DONNA: I'm Donna F, the F is for fire.
DICKO: No love, the F is for fired!
DONNA: You know maybe we could book in some studio time. I'm kind of pop in a gangster rap sort of way, bit of a middle edge. (Imitating Afro Harold) I'm Donna F in my moves starting with E and D the beats come pilot he got the cred, I got the vital, my next stop Australian Idol.
DICKO: Can I give you one small piece of advice?
DICKO: Give up now!
Dicko gets into the waiting taxi and instructs the driver to drive anywhere just to get away from Donna!
Lassiter's Lake
Declan runs up to Didge and gives her the new dress he bought and she bluntly tells him about rejecting Miranda's offer to raise their child. He says that it isn't just her baby but his too and he wants a say and she reminds him that he promised to stand by her whatever she decided.
DECLAN: I'll stand by us, Bridget us. That's me, you and our baby and that means me being a part of this.
DIDGE: You don't get to decide that I have to be a mother.
DECLAN: And you don't get to decide that I can't be a dad.
Didge thanks him for the dress and walks off and the previously watching Rebecca comes over and says "that wasn't about the dress was it?"
Didge's bedroom
Didge tries on the dress and must be happy with it as she has a smile on her face but that doesn't last long when she notices a picture of herself and Declan.
Number 32
Rachel arrives to apologise to Ty and is stunned by his response - that he knew the song writing career isn't going to happen. She tells him to stick at it but Ty points out a few things - he's broke, lives in a share house and can't afford to repair his car. "How can I afford to keep going like that?" Rachel tries to explain that it was her, not his songs but Ty is unrepentant and adds that he'll be able to do what he wants because he has her by his side.
Rebecca and Declan are having a heart-to-heart and she tells him that she knows its tough but he has to realise how hard it is for Didge too as she is under so much pressure and agrees with him when he says he isn't the one pressuring her. She mentions to him how she was when having him and adds for him not to underestimate Didge's hormones.
REBECCA: That is why they don't let women sign adoption papers until two weeks after the birth.
DECLAN: I don't want someone else bringing up my kid. You know I wanted to teach it how to ride a bike and surf and shave.
REBECCA: All those things that you never had a dad around to do eh?
She hugs him briefly then says that she didn't do too badly raising him before asking that he gives Didge some more time. "When her hormones settle down she may see this completely differently."
Number 26
Miranda arrives home asks Didge for news on Libby's accident at the gym but Didge is still in a sarcastic mood and Miranda tells her that they'll have to sit down and talk eventually which causes Didge to switch off the TV and plug in her iPod.
Steve has appeared from the kitchen and tells Miranda to stop pressurising Didge as these are huge decisions. Declan appears too and wants to know what these decisions are having caught the tail end of what Steve was saying to his wife.
DECLAN: (walking into the middle of the room) These wouldn't happen to be about my kid would they?
MIRANDA: We were going to talk to you.
DECLAN: What when you've decide what is going to happen?
DIDGE: Hang on let's get one thing straight. She doesn't get a say.
DECLAN: She can still hear what I decided. Okay. This baby is not going to be given away.
DIDGE: Declan, I've told you you don't to make the decision.
DECLAN: If you don't want to raise this kid, I can't make you but its going to have a father and it's going to be me so if I have to I'll raise it by myself, on my own. Nobody is going to give away my child. So now you know my decision.
DIDGE: You're saying the baby stays no matter what I'm feeling or what I want?
DECLAN: No, I just don't want you to give it away.
DIDGE: What if that is the only choice I can live with?
DECLAN: Bridget I've made up my mind okay and its not going to change.
DIDGE: Fine.
Didge gets up off the sofa and moves towards the door and tells Declan to go.
DIDGE: If that's the way you feel I can't live with you.
DECLAN: Okay, fine, if that's the way you want it, I'll go.
Miranda tries to get her to see sense but Didge is sticking to her guns - he's made his decision and has to go.
DIDGE: Just like you, the baby's more important than me.
Declan tries to say that isn't what he is saying and even Steve joins in just as Rebecca comes home and wants to know what is going on. "I've just asked Declan to leave," she tells her and Declan fills her in on the rest when she asks why.
Steve asks Declan to leave just for now as it may be best and he agrees to go. Rebecca decides to go too since it's the best thing [to do] under the circumstances despite Miranda saying they can work it out.
REBECCA: It's a pity its came to this.
Number 30
Dan returns home with some painkillers for Libby but she refuses to take any but when she gets more pain two seconds later, he tells her that she is seeing a doctor. Again, she refuses, saying seeing him at the altar is all she is worried about.
LIBBY: Nothing is going to stop that.
Dan replies that he'd rather have her be well enough to be there and Libby emphatically says that she is well enough.
LIBBY: Seriously, I'm okay. Trust me... please!
Dan still doesn't like it but seems to calm down when Libby says she'll take a couple of tablets and rest. He takes a call from his mum and Libby opens the bag to find it contains a very nice pair of earrings but the smile is quickly off her face when the pain returns.
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