Weekly Reviews >
Broadcast: Monday 24th February - Friday 28th February
Writers: Ben Marshall, Michael O'Rourke,
Glenda Hamby, Sarah Mayberry, Helen MacWhirter. Directors:
Gary Conway, Ali Ali
attempts to win back Dione; Susan causes havoc between Karl
and Sarah while Lou and Harold make up, but fall out again
as Ruby continues to cause suspicion. It all adds up to an
exciting week on Ramsay Street!
and Steph enjoy their meal together at the hotel, despite
them both being nervous and the interruptions of Summer, who
telephones in desperation at Boyd and Daniel's behaviour!
Later, Max and Steph arrive back at No. 32, with the intention
of having coffee. However, Max must sort out the children
and has to leave the dashing Ms Scully alone in the lounge
room. Stephanie feels uncomfortable being left there and deposits
a monetary contribution towards the meal, before leaving quietly.
The following day, the two decide it's best that the previous
night is best forgotten about, and they agree to be good friends.
appears to have made his decision to try and build on the
partial success he's had of gaining Dee's respect again as
a result of the Martin Cook scenario. Toadie receives a phone
call from Angie regarding the forthcoming "Rebecchi Round-up"
to be held in Colac and assured his mother that both he, and
Dione, will be present. Dee is slightly apprehensive about
it, and confides in Darcy. It is more than a coincidence,
therefore, that later that day, Dione is offered a chance
to massage the team members of a local soccer team for the
period the reunion takes place. This is phase one of Darcy's
plan. Later in the week we learn Toadie has left for Coldac,
on the proviso that Darcy will drive Dee up there for a day,
the following week, when he visits a friend of his. What follows
is a bizarre set of events. Friday's episode opens with Darcy
meditating in his living room (incidentally, the first time
we see Darcy's dwelling), and later in the day he goes on
a shopping spree, buying new ornaments, books, music and tidying
up the house. At work, he invites Dione round for a meal,
to keep her company while Toadfish is away. Darcy enlists
his mother, Carmel's, help in finding a suitable recipe -
one which Dione adores. Later, they settle down to watch a
film together, but Dee falls asleep on the sofa. Darcy, cunningly,
does not wake her, but covers her with a blanket and kisses
her on the cheek. This story shows a welcome return to the
old "Dastardly Darcy" character who first came to
Erinsborough and cheated with Teresa and Dione. There was
a worry that Darcy's change of character in recent months
would be permanent, but it appears bad boy Darc' is back with
a vengeance. Or, at least, a certain Ms Bliss to woo.
and Rosie go to visit Lou in hospital, and Harold makes a
concerted effort to try and make peace with his oldest friend.
On the suggestion of Toadie, Harold affectionately buys Lou
a soft porn magazine, entitled Babe Weekly, to try
and cheer him up. It works, and after a humorous game of Monopoly,
the two are on friendly terms. However, the peace does not
last long, as Lou discovers that Harold has telephoned Lauren
and told her about Lou's need for a kidney transplant, otherwise
he'll rely on dialysis for the rest of his life. Lou is livid
that Harold has betrayed his wishes that his children shouldn't
find out about his declining health, and assures him that
he'll never be forgiven! Harold, however, is not disheartened,
and goes to see Karl at the Medical Centre, to enquire about
the possibility of becoming a kidney donor for Lou. Karl is
suspicious of Harold's reasoning behind volunteering so soon,
but agrees to book him in for tests to check for compatibility.
and Nina's relationship goes from strength to strength and
to celebrate Nina being awarded the main female role in the
forthcoming play, Taj takes her to Lassiter's for a meal.
Things look promising until Taj receives a phone call from
his ex-girlfriend, Allie, telling him she's coming back to
live, and has been offered temporary accommodation at the
Coppins' home. The play is also suffering problems. Jack and
Nina are auditioned and awarded the lead roles after they
act out a scene from Romeo and Juliet - and it is clear
there's some attraction between them when performing. Harold
and Rosie, however, have the shocking news that the rights
to all the plays they've considered are too expensive to make
the staging financially viable. Rosie suggests that Harold
should write his own play. By the following day, Harold has
come up with a first draft based on the ancient feud of the
Robinson and Ramsay families in Erinsborough. After a lukewarm
response to it from the neighbours, and the suggestion by
the youngsters that it needs more romance and action, Harold
spends the entire night re-writing it and is overjoyed with
his finished script. It's interesting that the idea of resurrecting
the Ramsay and Robinson feud has been taken. More now, than
ever before, as no Robinson descendants live in the street.
It'll be interesting to see to what extent the show's history
is used in the production of the play, however it is pleasing
that all the neighbours are getting involved in staging it
- a welcome return to community relations.
other news, Connor is becoming increasingly aware of Jack's
coldness towards Lori - especially whenever she suggests they
should find a house for themselves. Connor confronts Jack,
who tells him to mind his own business and that he and Lori
are just fine. Ruby, in an attempt to get closer still to
Harold, volunteers her services with the play. Rosie, convinced
her motives are false, gives Ruby the task of tidying up after
the meeting, but makes the mistake of leaving her handbag
on the table. Ruby takes her chance and steals $100 from her
purse. Later in the day, Rosie notices it missing, and is
adamant she's been robbed. Ruby suggests she may have misplaced
is becoming more and more used to the idea of being a father
to a newborn again. So much so that he offers to leave his
job when the baby's born to be a "house husband"
and let Lyn continue working at the salon. Lyn is shocked,
to say the least, at his decision. And, Karl writes a reference
to Sarah and asks Susan to proof read it before printing it
off. Susan, in a playful mood, makes some humorous alterations
to the reference, making Sarah out to be a nightmare employee.
However, Susan doesn't bank on Karl printing it out and posting
it to England without checking it again! What will Sarah make
The Lassiter's restaurant location is a different one to that
previously seen - and has a far more expensive, luxurious
air than before. Later in the week the same location is used
for a meal between Taj and Nina, a perfect example of Neighbours
getting its money's worth!