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Neighbours Episode 8573 from 2021 - NeighboursEpisodes.com
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Episode title: 8573
Australian airdate: 08/03/21
UK airdate: 05/04/21
Writer: Shane Isheev
Director: Scott Major
Guests: Fay Brennan: Zoe Bertram
Young Chloe voice: Harlow Herbison-Fuentes
Young Aaron voice: Darcy Johnston
Music:
- "Wish You Were Here" by The Money War
Summary/Images by: Tracy C/Graham
Previously
- Roxy being attacked.
- Levi finding a ring near to where Roxy was attached.
- Shane and Dipi getting closer to each other.
- Toadie and Hendrix making truffles for Fay, one of her bucket list items.
- Fay confirming that she did have a wee bit of the truffles on her tongue.
- Clive breaking the news to Fay that she has aspiration pneumonia and that she only has a couple of weeks left at most.
- Fay having a coughing attack and coughing up blood.
Number 24
Sheila is panicking at having witnessed Fay cough up blood and wants to phone for an ambulance immediately. Fay is trying to convince her that it will pass, but as she struggles to breathe, she at least allows Sheila to call David.
The 82
Shane trades places with Levi while he waits for Dipi to arrive for their coffee date and passes the time catching up with Roxy. Roxy is appreciating Kyle helping cheer her up, including about to feast on what is probably the biggest burger I have ever seen before! "You'll come back just like I did," Shane says to reassure her with and likewise she is sure that Dipi will be back home with him soon. Shane admits he is scared to ask in case he jinxes how great things are going between them but Roxy is sure he will know when the time is right.
Number 24
While David checks Fay over, Aaron wants to know from Sheila what happened. She explains they were chatting and Fay got upset. Aaron wants to know why, but at this point Fay interjects to say "it was nothing" before David tells her not to speak so she can conserve her energy. He confirms that she has fluid on her lungs and Aaron thought the meds would have taken care of that. "It just needs time to settle," Fay says to pacify her son but it hasn't worked and David is forced to say that he thinks Fay has pneumonia.
AARON: Mum, what's going on?
FAY: I'm dying.
Aaron immediately tells her off for talking like that, saying that there is months to go yet before they reach that stage.
FAY: No we don't.
The Waterhole
Toadie, Sheila, Levi, Kyle and Roxy are in the pub digesting the news about Fay and promising the Brennan's their full support. "It isn't fair," Levi seems to sum it up best with.
Number 24
Nicolette finishes making Fay comfortable on the sofa before heading into the kitchen where David confirms (after talking to Clive) that his diagnosis is correct, Fay has pneumonia and how it happened. "Why didn't Clive tell us that?" Aaron wants to know and David relays that it was Fay's decision not to tell anyone. Chloe is feeling guilty as she was the one that gave her mum some truffle, but David reassures her that Fay said she didn't inhale any.
David then explains that Fay's lungs were drained that morning, but the fact the fluid is already back means that she is deteriorating faster than they expected.
AARON: How long have we got?
DAVID: A day at best.
He then says Fay needs to go into palliative care tonight, adding that "someone needs to call Mark and Tyler." From the living room, Fay vetoes the call and Nicolette suggests that they bring the palliative care to #24 rather than have Fay leave the house.
(Later)
A bed has arrived very speedily and Fay is now settled in said bed. However, rather than the bed be in the bedroom, it's in the living room so Fay "can be here with everyone."
When the camera pans out, we can see that the living room has been re- arranged, so that the bed is in the centre of the room and either side of that is the sofa and the single chair - Chloe is on the sofa and Aaron the chair, while Nicolette and David had retreated to the kitchen.
Aaron wants to let Mark and Tyler know, but again Fay resists, saying she will call when she is ready.
FAY: Our last day together was perfect. I want that to be their final memory.
Chloe is still feeling guilty for giving her mum the chocolate, but Fay reminds her that it was her decision, "I wanted to do it" and she also wants Chloe to have "no regrets."
CHLOE: How are you being this brave? Aren't you scared?
FAY: I am, but part of the fear is not knowing when. Now that I know it's soon, I'm making peace with it.
CHLOE: You're incredible.
Number 32
Having done the parent thing by stocking up the fridge and tidying up, Paul and Terese head off now that David and Aaron have arrived home.
Aaron is struggling to understand how things have deteriorated so fast after thinking he'd months left with his mum.
AARON: How am I meant to prepare for this in a day.
DAVID: You never can.
David agrees with his husband that Mark and Tyler need to know but adds that it is Fay's decision. "I don't know how I'm doing to handle this," he then says and then gets frustrated that there has been a mis- diagnosis given how well Fay is - her breathing is better and she is talking more. "That's the painkillers," David explains and angrily, but with tears in his eyes, Aaron shouts out that David is "wrong" and that he "isn't ready." David pulls Aaron in for a much needed hug and the tears fully start to flow as he breaks down.
AARON: I'm not ready, David.
Number 24
Chloe is feeling very sorry and guilty for what she has done to her mum. Fay reassures Chloe that she "did nothing wrong" and adds that all her kids have "brought so much joy."
FAY: I don't have favourites, but I do only have one daughter and you've always held a special place in my heart.
CHLOE: (joking) Even after all the time I've taken advantage of you?!
FAY: It's been an absolute privilege having you in my life.
CHLOE: The privilege is all mine mum.
(Later)
The aptly titled 'Wish you were here' plays as Chloe chats to her mum and then gets up to hug her brother when Aaron and David re- enter the house.
(Later)
The siblings sit either side of Fay holding onto her hands and chatting to her. When Chloe gets up for a break (and gets a hug from Nicolette in the kitchen), David comes over and places an oxygen mask onto Fay.
(Later)
More time has passed and Fay lies asleep in the bed while Aaron and Chloe hold each other's hands.
(Later)
The siblings have fallen asleep sitting holding Fay's hand and quietly, Nicolette places a cover over Chloe and tenderly strokes her hair.
Number 24 (next day)
As Fay has made it through the night, Aaron is hoping that perhaps she will pull through?
CHLOE: I don't think we should get our hopes up.
Aaron wants to let Mark and Tyler know what is happening, but Chloe knows that the pair will jump straight on a plane but "its probably too late for that."
There then is a couple of visitors to the house - Sheila and Roxy, who want to help, even at this late stage, get another of Fay's bucket list items ticked off, a trip to the drive in cinema. They've set up the backyard of #32 as an outdoor cinema, but quickly get in that there is no pressure for them to use it, Roxy simply wanted to give them the option. Aaron is the one to say thanks but no thanks as Fay isn't up to it... that is until Fay announces that she does want to go!
Number 32
With Chloe walking beside him, Aaron pushes Fay in her wheelchair into where the cinema is set up next to the Doug out complete with comfy chairs (for Aaron and Chloe) along with drinks and popcorn! Aaron wheels Fay into her central position either side of a chair for himself and Chloe.
The set up helps remind everyone of a trip to the cinema years ago when Fay got tricked (by Tyler) into bringing the kids to see a horror movie that traumatised Chloe and Aaron and got Mark into trouble for the first time in his life thanks to a popcorn fight!
As Aaron presses play on the remote, it turns out that it isn't a movie as such, but rather (thanks to David doing some searching) a home movie of the Brennan kids when they were younger and they watched ET for the first time. "You all used to pretend to be the characters," Fay says reminiscing.
FAY: This is wonderful.
The 82
The banners are up signifying the re- opening of The 82. Kyle is very grateful for the effort Roxy has put in with the tram and with the good deed she has done for Fay. After Shane brings it up, she agrees to let herself off the hook.
ROXY: That's not why I did it. I just wanted to help so they have more moments together.
KYLE: Yes, it really puts life into perspective, doesn't it?
ROXY: It's a cliché, but it's true.
DIPI: Life's too short.
On that note, Shane asks Dipi to move back home! She is taken aback by this and he hopes that he wasn't "jumping the gun" expanding to explain "here we are talking about what is and isn't important" and to Shane, that is Dipi.
SHANE: I want you to come home.
DIPI: I've spent the last couple of days too scared to ask you the same thing!
SHANE: So that's a yes?
DIPI: The biggest yes!
Number 32
After being reminded of how much an "energiser bunny" Chloe was as a 9- year- old, Fay politely describes her as always having "the zest for life" and asks that Chloe promises never to lose that. "I promise," Chloe replies taking hold of her mum's hand as Fay reminds her daughter that she always "deserves happiness."
Aaron re- joins them and admits to having called Mark and Tyler to let them know what is happening. As the other siblings are rushing to get to Melbourne, Fay isn't angry with Aaron and instead says that he "made the right decision."
FAY: My boy. So full of compassion. You are going to be an amazing dad.
AARON: It's only because I've got such an amazing mum.
Fay then suddenly becomes forgetful, asking where Tyler is, and trying to hold back the tears, Aaron replies that he will be there soon.
The siblings then both struggle to hold back the tears as Fay asks Aaron to tell Tyler to turn the music down as she can't hear herself think. "It's okay mum," Aaron quietly replies back to his mum adding that they will take her home to bed. Having said that last bit, Aaron and Chloe then share 'a look' with each other.
Number 24
"We're lucky to have you," Fay says to Nicolette after being settled by her back into the bed at #24. "I'm lucky to have all of you as friends," she says in reply while taking a seat next to her.
FAY: Not friends, family.
NICOLETTE: Don't, it will make me cry and that isn't part of the service!
FAY: Aaron and David will be parents because of you.
Nicolette then takes Fay's hand and lifting up her top, places the hand on her abdomen and tells Fay that she will make sure "this child grows up knowing how remarkable you are." "I wish I could meet them," Fay sadly says but the sad moment turns into a happy one as Nicolette (and Fay) feel the baby kick for the first time.
NICOLETTE: It's the baby's kick for grandma.
FAY: Hello.
(Later)
Fay's breathing is becoming laboured as Aaron (with David behind him on the seat) and Chloe (with Nicolette beside her on the sofa) sit holding their mum's hand. Arron remembers a poem Fay used to read to them and Chloe is the one to read the words out:
Close your eyes and dream away for tomorrow brings a brand new day.
And when the sun rises once more, you'll find me waiting by your door.
And if I'm not there, don't be upset, I'm never far, there's no need to fret.
There's no reason to be sad and blue because I'm always here and loving you.
Seconds after the poem is read, everyone realises that Fay has died. Aaron stands up and kisses his mum on the forehead.
AARON: Goodbye mum.
Standing back up, he turns around and breaks down crying in David's arms. And with tears in her eyes too, Chloe turns around and hugs Nicolette.
Number 32
David says to Aaron when he enters the kitchen that the ambulance with Fay has just left. We hear from Aaron that Mark and Tyler aren't coming to Melbourne now, both are angry with Aaron and Chloe at not being there when Fay died.
DAVID: You were only honouring Fay's wishes.
AARON: Yes, well they don't see it that way.
Aaron is also angry at their time being cut short with Fay and wants to know how she managed to inhale chocolate. "She said she didn't," David replies back, although after Aaron presses him, he admits that he did have his suspicions once Fay developed the cough. Aaron is taking his frustration out on David by accusing him of not saying something, so they could have got Fay to hospital earlier and for giving Toadie the go ahead to do the truffle session.
AARON: If it wasn't for you David, mum might still be alive!
Number 24
Nicolette brings Chloe's ringing phone over to her, but on seeing the caller (Mark) is refusing to answer it as she knows its not going to be a nice call, just like the message she got from Tyler.
CHLOE: They're angry. I can't deal with them yet.
"You don't have to," Chloe replies as she cancels the call from Mark.
CHLOE: I didn't think it was possible to feel this much pain.
NICOLETTE: Feel everything that you need to feel and if it's too much, I'm here for you.
CHLOE: I couldn't have got through today without you. Mum was right, we're lucky.
Given Nicolette has been rubbing Chloe's back during most of that last scene, you can feel the UST in the air. Nicolette tells Chloe that she should go and rest and Chloe replies that she "can't be alone tonight." Nicolette reassures Chloe that she "isn't going anywhere."
CHLOE: Stay with me... in my bed.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Brent trying to get answers from Nicolette.
- Karl pleading with Olivia to stop harassing his family.
- Karl chastising his wife.
- Hendrix trying to fend Olivia off.
- Karl deciding to take matters into his own hands to protect Susan.
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