Year by Year > 1995: Episodes 2291-2530
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Daniels, Lou Carpenter,
Martin (second casting),
Martin, Annalise Hartman, Cody
Willis (second casting),
Brett Stark, Stonefish
Ling Mai Chan, Bianca Zanotti, Janine Stark, Patrick Kratz,
saw the arrival of a new producer, risqué storylines
and Neighbours filming on location in Africa... But
was it any good? Not really. Unfortunately, in actual fact,
1995 is generally renowned as one of the most boring and uneventful
years in the show's history...
1995 season begins summing up the events in the 1994 season
finale, which saw Annalise being jilted at the alter by husband-to-be
Squirrel telling Sam he was the father of her unborn child,
being told by
that the woman she saw him with was his daughter, and
reputation ruined when son
told a surgery full of people that Karl murdered a patient
back in the country.
and humiliated, Annalise tried to reason with Mark over what
had happened, but she soon realised that Mark had firmly made
up his mind - his future was with religion, not with her.
The pair go their separate ways, and Annalise shuts Mark out
completely. She turns her attentions to Sam, who has been
secretly in love with Annalise since he arrived. The two admit
that they have feelings for each other, but agree that it
is too soon to act on them. Sam is worried about his reputation
after the accusations Squirrel has been spreading around,
but they were soon cleared up after Squirrel told Danni who
the real father was. As time went on, Annalise and Sam realised
they couldn't resist each other, and decided to start dating.
At this time, Mark realised that he still had feelings for
Annalise, and asked her to marry him and live a Christian
lifestyle like his own. She rejects his offer, and eventually
after much hostility, Annalise learns to tolerate Mark again.
was shocked that Lou kept his daughter, Ling Mai, a secret
from her. Lou explained that it was only because he was worried
how she would react. Cheryl welcomed Ling Mai into the family,
but told Lou to not crowd her. Eventually, Ling Mai decided
to return back home, happy that she had met her real father
and promised to stay in touch with him. Then it was Cheryl's
turn to shock Lou. Her daughter Janine turned up on her doorstep,
apparently on leave from the Navy. However, Cheryl soon discovered
that she had jumped ship, because she was in an abusive relationship.
When Janine's boyfriend Scott came round to speak to her,
he busted down the door and strangled Cheryl. Luckily for
Cheryl and Janine, Lou came back just in the nick of time
and saw that Scott was never to be within sniffing distance
of the family again.
had taken street kid Bianca under her wing and had given her
a job and a place to stay. With the help of
she tried to teach her how to behave in job interviews, as
she didn't have any qualifications. Sam gave her some work
at Handy Sam's. After staying in Erinsborough for a short
while, she eventually left when she reconciled with her parents.
began seeing Molly, a lady he met in the newsagency. His family
commented how similar she looked to his deceased wife
who had died the year before after falling from a roof. Everyone
realised Phil was only with Molly because of her resemblance
to Julie, and
decided to drive her away. One method was being rude to her,
the other was by trying to poison her! Molly realised she
was not welcome in the household, found out about Julie, and
decided to break off the relationship. However, that wasn't
exactly the end of romantic encounters for Phil.
friend Jen, who she met through their classes at University,
took a shine to Phil, despite the fact that she was considerably
younger than him. At first Phil thought Jen's interest in
him was nothing but sympathy, but when he found out how she
really felt about him, he had no idea how to act around her.
told him to take it one step at a time, and eventually the
relationship blossomed, and Jen moved into 26 with Phil and
his family. Luckily for Jen, Hannah warmed to Jen, after she
told Hannah that she had no intention of taking Julie's place.
was also on the cards for Hannah, who fell for her first real
Hails. Previously, Hannah had tried to win boys over by
dressing up and flirting, but when she realised that wasn't
working, she took Jen's advice, which was the let the boys
come to her. With this new back-seat attitude, Lance realised
he liked Hannah, and consequently pursued her. They dated
for a few months, but Hannah eventually lost interest and
ended the relationship.
course, Hannah was not the only teenager in Ramsay Street
to be under the influence of love. Danni and Mal started a
relationship, and wanted to be taken seriously by their parents.
They decided to move into 32 and live together. Naturally,
life was hard in the house, with them barely having enough
money to get by. The pair soon realised that paying bills,
studying and earning enough to live on their own was harder
than they initially thought, so they invited their friend
to move in with them to split the cost.
also had his share of romance when he hooked up with Cody
soon after her boyfriend Rick left to help run the Darwin
branch of Lassiter's. Cody and Stonie's relationship was initially
fun, but after a while Cody grew tired of his childish behaviour,
and set her sights on her mature University lecturer, Adrian.
Adrian also felt attracted to Cody, which made Jen try to
talk Cody out of spending so much time with him. When Cody
stopped seeing Adrian, she saw that her marks in his classes
suffered and that she wasn't being treated fairly. She tried
to speak to the University about it, but they were little
help. Adrian became obsessive with Cody, and ended up two-timing
her with his long-term girlfriend, telling each girl a different
story about how the other was 'psychotic' over him. Cody eventually
had a restraining order put on him.
mother Angie moved into 32 shortly after he did, much to the
horror of Danni and Mal. They realised their dream home was
not what they thought it would be, and decided to return back
to their own families, leaving Angie and Stonie to live in
Number 32. Angie's other son Toadie soon moved in with them
leading him into all sorts of trouble.
and Melissa began dating each other, and both wanted to share
new experiences with each other. In a storyline that was completely
cut from the BBC episodes, Billy and Melissa decided they
wanted a sexual relationship. When Melissa's parents found
out about this, they decided to break the couple up and threatened
to move Melissa to another school. Billy eventually convinced
her parents that he did genuinely love their daughter, and
wasn't after her simply for sex. Eventually, her parents allowed
them to see each other, and Billy and Melissa both realised
that they weren't ready for a sexual relationship. Billy's
sister Libby also got into a relationship - with the good-looking
school football hero, Rupert Sprod. They dated each other
for a while until Libby realised that he had cheated on her
at a party.
Mark was at a night club, he bumped into
Robinson, who was performing at the club as a go-go dancer.
She was reluctant to go home to her family at first, but when
Mark told her that her sister Julie had died, she decided
she ought to go home. In her time away, Lucy had divorced
her husband, and turned to drink and drugs for comfort. Mark
saw Lucy as a new project, and tried his best to help her
through her problems. Lucy and Mark soon became inseparable,
and they soon realised they had feelings for each other. Obviously,
Mark couldn't act on these feelings, so Lucy decided to take
a job in New York with her aunt
and would be waiting for Mark if he ever changed his mind.
sister, Serendipity, decided to go into the fashion business
with Danni after seeing her designs, which led to a falling
out with Danni's grandmother, Marlene, who discovered Danni's
talent and helped her to develop her skills. Serendipity became
extremely business-orientated, often being cruel to her brother
and Danni in order to make sure she was taken seriously. She
got mixed up with a rich fashion designer, because the allure
of fast cars and expensive outfits was too much for her. However,
she later discovered that the designer was employing immigrants
to make the clothes for next to nothing. She finally saw sense,
and was made sure the company was investigated. The stress
of the business led to her having a nervous breakdown. Once
she recovered, she abandoned it all in and decided to resort
back to her calming hippy ways.
had her portion of romance too. Whilst in Marlene's shop,
she met a man called Rueben, who said he had always admired
her work as an artist. The two had a lot in common, and Marlene
egged Helen on, saying she should get to know him better.
A series of dates followed, and it wasn't long before Helen
realised that she was in love with Reuben. The feeling was
mutual, and the couple agreed to marry after Rueben told Helen
that he had a terminal illness, and his time could be up anytime.
Rueben and his son didn't exactly see eye to eye, and Rueben
hadn't told him about his condition. Helen tried her best
to help the two sort out their differences, and eventually
told his son about his condition. Rueben's son made peace
with his father, and shortly afterwards, tragedy struck when,
just days after being married, Rueben died peacefully one
afternoon in the back garden. Helen was naturally devastated,
but knew it was coming, and was thankful for the little time
they had together.
new Christian attitude became more and more extreme as the
year progressed. He told Karl that his daughter Libby's skirt
was too short, told Phil that he was living in sin with Jen,
and went around with a holier-than-thou attitude, irritating
all the residents. A series of near-death experiences convinced
Mark that he was invincible, and whilst helping Lou clean
his gutters, Mark slipped off the roof and plunged to the
concrete driveway below.
long lost sister Jo turned up on her doorstep, which was bad
timing, as she was about to leave for a trip around Europe.
Annalise decided to stay to get to know her sister better.
Jo rubbed everyone up the wrong way, by being overly nice
and too chirpy in the morning! Cody let Jo know her feelings
for her on more than one occasion, and every time Jo tried
to do someone a favour, it would backfire on her. Annalise
hung around to meet her real father, and was embarrassed to
learn that he was a female impersonator. Jo, however, didn't
seem at all phased by this. Annalise was embarrassed and distraught,
as she had always built her dad up in her mind to be strong,
manly and heroic. He turned out to be none of these things,
but she managed to learn to love him eventually.
ended up in a coma after the fall, and for a while it was
touch and go. However, he eventually awoke from the coma,
and no longer had his strong, condescending attitude, or wanted
to be a priest. He returned to his first love of cooking and
left Erinsborough to be a TV chef. It wasn't soon after this,
that Ren and Luke, who had since become a couple, decided
to start a new life in Japan.
had begun to tutor Stonie in English, as she had become a
published poet not long before. Annalise and Sam began to
argue a lot, and disagree on most things. Annalise used her
time with Stonie to forget about her life with Sam. As you
may have guessed, one thing led to another with the pair,
and they began to embark on a secret affair.
and Brett's lives were about to change when they had the chance
to go to Africa for a competition. Brett competed heavily
with Libby for the chance to go, and won. Libby at first was
angry, but eventually gave her best friend her blessing. They
set off for Africa, even though Brett's mother Cheryl was
far from happy with the idea of him being so far away and
for so long. Whilst in Africa, they both underwent major changes.
Susan confessed to Brett that she had killed her mother, by
helping her to die. She admitted that she hadn't even told
Karl about it. Brett realised that he was not going to let
Cheryl have a hold on him anymore, and decided to not go to
University, but to travel instead.
and Stonie's behaviour became weirder around their friends,
and people started noticing things. One night, temptation
got the better of them and they decided to sleep together.
The pair were caught in the act by Sam himself, and Stonie's
1995 Episode Summaries | 1995 Magic Moments | 1995 Opening Titles
• The BBC cut the entire storyline of
Danni and Mal discussing sex, along with Danni's
subsequent pregnancy scare for content reasons. Much of the excised material can be seen
in the site's Multimedia
• The location material recorded in Africa was apparently re-edited
into a 90-minute special, Neighbours: Africa Dreaming,
though it is unknown which, if any, markets it actually aired
Review by Billy
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