Year by Year > 1991: Episodes 1351-1585
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Jim Robinson, Paul Robinson, Helen
Toby Mangel, Doug Willis,
Robinson (third casting),
Cody Willis, Matt Robinson,
Michael Daniels, Aidan Devlin, Colin Burke, Darren Wood,
was another confident year for Neighbours. Two of the
show's biggest comic characters faced great tragedy, while
births, marriages and deaths formed a strong part of the mix...
from Eric Jensen, when he is worried that he will lose the
custody battle to keep her, following
death the previous year.
is bought back to Ramsay Street after collapsing with a fever,
remains away. Toby is caught calling an expensive joke phone
line, which clears up the mystery of the astronomical phone
and Glen's relationship begins to take a positive turn, when
Paul invites Glen to his wedding. When Pam
that she intends to return to nursing, Doug is extremely angry
with her. Joe is devastated when he looses the custody battle
for Sky, but is relieved when, just a few weeks later, Eric
returns to Ramsay Street with Sky, saying that Joe would be
a better father for her.
wedding is a memorable event - especially when, as the cruise
ship raises its anchor and sets sail for their honeymoon destination,
they realise that Melanie is still on the ship after passing
out in the bathroom!
Willis family plan a family holiday in the bush. The dream
holiday turns into a living nightmare when the family gets
caught in a bush fire and Cody is missing. Doug and Pam fear
for the worst when they are told by the emergency services
that they have uncovered a body. Luckily, Cody is found the
are circulating Ramsay Street regarding
friendship - many residents convinced that there is more between
them. Melanie takes it upon herself to find Joe the perfect
girlfriend, and Gemma is in for a shock when her ex-boyfriend
Aidan turns up and tells her that he is still in love with
her. Aidan's appearance causes Matt and Gemma to argue with
Meanwhile, Ryan shocks the residents when he announces that
he wants to join the army.
is a nervous wreck after having an operation on her vocal
chords, being told that it could leave permanent damage. Luckily
for Madge (and us), her trademark gravel voice remained fine
after the operation.
is in for a shock when her husband Colin is released from
prison. He visits her and says that he wants to reconcile
and start a fresh with her. Dorothy believes that he has changed
for the better, and allows him to move into Number 30 with
her. Lucy arrives back from boarding school and finds herself
instantly attracted to Glen, unaware, of course, that he is
in actual fact her long lost half-brother. Madge and Harold,
who have been consistently unhappy with Gemma's choice of
men, try to set her up with Adam, who they believe is perfect
boyfriend material. Elsewhere, tensions are rising in the
Willis house as their financial difficulties mean that Pam
has to work all the hours God sends for her nursing studies,
and then run the household when she returns.
window cleaning job at Lassiter's lands him in deep, when
he sees Dorothy's husband Colin in bed with
through a window. Christina, meanwhile, has been desperate
to conceive, and when the tests come back negative, she cannot
tell Paul the bad news. She pretends to be pregnant, and tries
to get that way as quick as she can!
and Paul clash when he decides to make The Waterhole a no
smoking zone, but when his profits decline, he reverses his
decision. Things aren't looking up for the Willis family -
their financial problems have become so severe that Doug tells
his family they will have to move to a smaller house.
appears to have lost his faith in God, when he returns from
a Scout trip, telling Madge that a boy in his care had died.
Bouncer also has his troubles - he is mistaken for a savage
dog, and nearly gets put down before he is, thankfully, rescued.
Josh shocks the street when he tells them he has been living
in the garage.
and Dorothy's on going feud escalates, but then Dorothy becomes
less interested in their petty problems when she is diagnosed
with breast cancer. Luckily for her, the cancer was spotted
early, and so she undergoes a mastectomy.
fruitless attempts at finding Joe a girlfriend result in her
persuading Joe to visit single bars. Luckily for Christina,
she conceives and announces her pregnancy as official. However,
she comes close to a miscarry, and that terrible event causes
Paul to put his work aside and focus on looking after his
is a major shift in the relationships - Glen and Gemma break
up, as do Adam and
This causes Adam and Gemma to begin dating each other. Joe
is out driving, and sees a body in the road. He manages to
stop his car before he hits it. Josh tries to steal Lucy's
heart by lavishing her with expensive gifts, but neglects
to tell her that he earns his money from stripping.
is trying to frame Joe for the road accident he witnessed,
late husband's cousin whom she met whilst at the surgery,
proposes. She gladly accepts. Gemma comes close to being fired
from the animal sanctuary when she joins a protest to stop
animals being used in circuses, and Christina and Lucy compete
against each other to become the new Lassiter's Girl. Todd
competes with the school bully Darren Wood for Cody's affections.
Todd gets his girl, but then Cody leaves soon after to study
is booked to perform at Helen's hen night, and is horrified
when he is unmasked and everyone is made fully aware of his
real job. Michael tries to call off the wedding a few days
beforehand, but Jim begs him to go through with it. Jim is
suspicious as to why he would do such a thing.
becomes increasingly protective over Harold after he suffers
a heart attack, and Pam and Doug head out to Bagee to be with
their son Brad, who has been arrested for drugs charges. Joe
comes to the realisation that his dream girl was under his
nose the whole time - Melanie. However, his hopes are dashed
when he finds out she has fallen for Simon Hunter. Gaby Willis
arrives home after living in Japan, and manages to get her
parents out of hot water by posing as the family lawyer, which
tricks a debt collector into handing over $10,000 to the family.
begins to feel low, when he is notified that he is now officially
divorced from Beverly. His spirits aren't raised when he catches
Paul and Glen in a fight. Pam and Doug bring back their son
Brad, after he is cleared of the charges. Simon proposes to
Melanie, and she accepts, shattering Joe. Whilst Harold and
Madge embark on a tour of Australia, they rent their house
out to Brenda Riley.
is shocked when his ex-girlfriend Karen returns, pregnant.
Glen acts responsibly and asks Karen to marry him. When the
pair are about to exchange their vows, she cracks and confesses
that the baby isn't his, and that all she wanted was a good
father for her baby. Meanwhile, Paul and Doug's plan for a
guest house looks set to not go through when the local counsellor,
Felicity Brent, says she will vote against it. Madge fills
in Melanie's shoes and tries to find Joe a date, by forcing
him to enter a TV show called Dream Date. Whilst Helen
is on her honeymoon with Michael, Jim discovers that the man
is already married. Melanie decides to go along to Dream
Date with Joe for moral support, and somehow ends up being
a contestant. She attempts to disguise her voice so Joe won't
know it is her, but he still manages to pick her, and the
couple win a holiday.
on the holiday, Melanie comes to the realisation that she
loves Joe, and so the couple consequently plan to marry. When
Paul and his sister-in-law Caroline get stuck in the bush
after their car breaks down, it is evident that there are
deeper feelings between them. Dorothy decides to run for the
local council, and Helen is devastated when she finds out
the truth about Michael. The Willises say goodbye to Adam
as he heads to Newscastle to be with Gemma, and Gaby opens
up her own fashion store, Gabrielle, in the Lassiter's arcade.
and Harold's holiday turns sour when Harold vanishes. A search
party begins, and still no trace of him is found. He is presumed
dead. Brenda, meanwhile, has turned her attentions to Doug,
but she politely refuses her advances. When an attempted robbery
happens at Lassiter's, Paul tries to claim more than what
he should from the insurance agency. When Joe hears that Paul
and Melanie once had a fling, he has trouble coming to terms
starts to date Guy Carpenter, who has moved in Number 24 with
his aunt Brenda. Joe and Melanie eventually wed, and the entire
street celebrates. Madge, unable to cope with her grief for
Harold, moves to Brisbane to be with her daughter
Todd is upset when a letter arrives from America - it is Cody
telling him that she has found someone else. When Melanie
and Joe return from their honeymoon, they hear that
Mangel has suffered a heart attack, and head over to England
to be with her. Gaby and Glen begin dating, and Josh sees
'Creepy Phoebe' at school, and is attracted to her. Pam thinks
she is pregnant again and agonises over telling Doug, and
Helen purchases Number 32 when it is put up for auction. Rosemary
returns for a visit and offers Caroline a job she cannot refuse
in New York.
in New York, Caroline uncovers a plot within the Daniels Corporation
which could ruin Paul. She tells him, and as a way of thanking
her, asks if she'd like her old job back. Whilst Caroline
was away, he had employed Martin Tyrell, and they pair clash
badly when she returns. As so often is the case, the opposites
attracted and the pair ended up in a passionate love affair,
even though Martin was married with children. Brad foolishly
falls for Paige Sneddon, when all she is after is his surfboard
designs. Christina gives birth to baby Andrew, to her and
Paul's delight, but Caroline is not so happy, after she learns
that Martin has gone back to his wife.
strikes Glen, when he falls from a roof whilst fixing a banner
for The Waterhole, leaving him paralysed.
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Review by Billy
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