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Episode Summaries > 2007 > Episode 5225
Written by Katrina Foster, Directed by Gary Conway, Produced by Peter Dodds

Channel Ten: 01/06/07 BBC One: 24/08/07

Episode Title: Tramps Like Us

• Zeke believes Lolly is interested in him after he thinks he witnesses her using the triangular gazing technique
• Karl reasons that Charlotte is a fraud and stole Dr Mundy’s medical certificates. Rosie agrees
• Charlotte exposes herself to Boyd when she doesn’t recognise Paul’s medical condition. Boyd demands to know what is going on

Erinsborough Medical Centre: Charlotte admits to Boyd she’s not qualified and begins to sob.

The General Store: Pepper feels like she risked Kerry’s life by not telling anyone about Mary. Harold and Lou point out that she inadvertently saved Kerry thanks to Mary’s intervention during the riot and it resulted in Sky remembering she didn’t kill Terence. Pepper unable to comprehend all this goes to leave but Ringo sitting with Rachel, Lolly and Zeke wants to join her. Pepper insists she’s okay but Harold urges Ringo to accompany her home. Zeke finds it amusing and this annoys Rachel who reminds him there are other more important things in life than ‘footy’. Kerry where no one will find her.


No 28 - Lounge: Karl, Susan, Toadie and Steph, Rosie and Frazer all discuss the effects Charlotte has had on them all as her patients. Steph worries about Charlie not being immunised, Susan mentions how Paul’s operation could have happened a lot earlier and Rosie is angry at how Carmella was given anti depressants – Rosie wants to challenge her but Toadie has called the police.

Erinsborough Medical Centre - Reception/office: Charlotte tells Boyd she got an adrenalin rush out of helping people and Boyd tells her she would have been a good doctor in real life too. Charlotte goes to her office and sneaks the sugar dispenser into her handbag and admits to Boyd she’s running away. She tells him he has to ring the police now or he’ll be implicated in the fraud too. But Boyd hesitates.

No 30 - Lounge: Pepper has told Ringo about her kidnapping and Ringo is appalled and amazed she has been able to cope. He tells her he’s there for her.

No 28 - Lounge: Harold visits with Kerry and is stunned about Charlotte. Susan asks after Sky and he tells them she is holding up. Susan suspects Harold isn’t coping and he admits he’d like time out and gets offers to baby sit Kerry whenever he needs it. Rosie asks if Harold ever saw Charlotte in the surgery and he admits the only time was for Kerry’s blood test and Boyd did that. Rosie questions the fact that Boyd would have had to work alongside Charlotte for her to administer treatment. Steph becomes defensive claiming Boyd is innocent but everyone clearly doubts it could be possible he’s involved. The police then arrive.

The General Store: Rachel tries to make Lolly see that flirting with Zeke is upsetting Bree and ultimately could hurt Zeke hard but Lolly doesn’t see any of this. Returning to the table where Zeke and Bree are sitting, Zeke comments about the blogzine – Rachel becomes angry that it isn’t being used seriously enough but Zeke is convinced ‘Rate my body part’ is the type of thing they need. Rachel tells her brother he should be more like Ringo in his approach to life. Zeke scoffs at this and reveals that Ringo has only been conning her and to read her copy of All Her magazine she has at home for the real truth.

No 28 - Lounge/dining table: The police continue to question the group about Charlotte. Frazer admits he knew her some years ago but everyone else can’t think off a single thing Charlotte has mentioned about her previous life before Erinsborough. Harold comments he can’t believe someone who looked so trusting is like this.

Erinsborough Medical Centre - Office: As Charlotte hurriedly packs she urges Boyd to call the police as the longer it takes the worse it looks. But Boyd stuns her by telling her he wants to come with her as he has no reason to stay as he’s lost his family and since losing Janae his life has fallen apart. Boyd tries to convince her they could settle elsewhere, change their names and use the chance to become good people again. Charlotte protests when Boyd’s phone rings and he answers it to hear Steph.

No 28 - Porch way: Steph asks if Boyd is with Charlotte but he doesn’t confirm it. Quietly, Steph tells him about them knowing Charlotte is a fraud and that the police are involved. Boyd denies Charlotte’s with him and Steph asks if he knew or was involved.

Erinsborough Medical Centre - Office: Boyd angrily tells Steph of course he knew nothing and hangs up. Boyd confirms to Charlotte everyone knows.


No 30 - Lounge: Pepper is down on herself as she explains to Ringo everything she touches in life seems to go wrong. Ringo won’t accept this and reminds her she has all her family and friends around who think she’s great. Pepper begins to see his point of view but is still scared of sleeping in her own room tonight on her own. Now that Rosie is staying overnight at her grandmother’s house after her Nan fell and hurt her hip. Ringo offers for them to have a kind of slumber party in the lounge to avoid going to bed. Someone knocks on the front door and Ringo answers to find a cool reception from Rachel. Pepper leaves to get a dvd rental and Rachel confronts him about knowing about the magazine quiz and his lying.

Erinsborough Medical Centre - Office: Charlotte is ready to leave without Boyd but he is desperate to join her. Eventually Charlotte agrees to meet him back there in half an hour.

No 30 - Lounge: Rachel is furious about his lies but Ringo tries to make her believe he truly is not acting anymore, he likes being the new Ringo. He mentions the fact that it has taken him his whole 17 years to find who he really is – but Rachel stops him as she has always believed he was 16. Rick tries to shrug off this lie but Rachel wants nothing more to do with him and after referring to his Rick Yeats lie storms out.

The General Store: Lolly tries to explain to Bree she doesn’t have feelings for Zeke and Bree is embarrassed to feel that Lolly thought she was concerned. Zeke goes to return to the table but is warned off by Rachel who storms in to tell Lolly & Bree about Ringo. Lou comments to Zeke that sometimes the words ’it was only a joke’ just aren’t funny. Bree tries to make Rachel see maybe Ringo has changed as he said but Rachel reveals the lie about his age as well. Lolly’s revelation that she knew about the age lie stuns Rachel but Lolly explains Ringo was embarrassed about being kept down a school year. Zeke interrupts to tell her she needs to listen to Ringo and despite the admission she is bossy, Bree tells Rachel she needs to learn how to get Ringo to open up to her.

No 30 - Lounge: Rosie stops Frazer from trying to leave to search for Charlotte asking him to let the police do their job. Frazer can’t believe how stupid he was not to see her scam but Pepper & Rosie tell him he’s not to blame after shouting down a less than helpful Ringo.

The General Store: Lou urges Zeke, Rachel, Bree & Lolly to go home as he wants to close up. Boyd rushes in to ask Lou to give a letter to Steph the following day. Lou agrees and Boyd goes to get some drinks. Zeke comments about the lost sugar dispenser and they joke about it being the murder weapon – Lou tells them the police have that, the missing one was stolen. Across the room Boyd suddenly has a flashback to seeing Charlotte cleaning an identical dispenser they have in the surgery and then remembering her asking him to put sugar in her coffee. Boyd suddenly realises Charlotte has killed Terence. Rachel seeing a chance for an article in the blogzine asks Lou to do an interview about the impact of the murder on sales & business. Infuriated Lou calls her arrogant and reminds her that making something out of Sky’s misery is not okay. After Rachel hurries out, Lou turns to Boyd who is still reeling from the realisation.

Erinsborough Medical Centre - Reception: Boyd returns and checks that Charlotte hasn’t returned yet. He takes the chance before she returns to check Harold & Sky’s medical records and sees that information about deceased relatives are highlighted. Interrupted by Charlotte’s return he closes the filing cabinet as she enters. Charlotte asks if he’s ready to go and Boyd tells her yes.


Erinsborough Medical Centre - Office: Next morning Karl, with Susan, Rosie and Frazer as company is going through Charlotte’s office but cannot find any evidence of her being there or where she’s gone.

Charlotte's car: Boyd returns to the car and tells Charlotte he’s withdrawn all his life savings to be with her. Charlotte takes this as a signal he is serious to be with her but reminds him there is no way back now. Boyd tells her he knows and they kiss.

Erinsborough Medical Centre - Reception: Karl, Toadie & Susan discover their medical records have been highlighted about deceased relatives. Toadie realises it must have been Terence and Charlotte working together and Frazer admits it is how Charlotte would have worked. Steph upset arrives to see Toadie and gives him the letter Boyd asked Lou to give to her. In it Boyd reveals he’s leaving with Charlotte and not coming back.


Charlotte's car: Boyd and Charlotte set off, leaving Erinsborough.

Regular Cast Credits

Cast: Ian Smith as Harold Bishop, Claudine Henningsen as Kerry Mangel, Adelaide Kane as Louise 'Lolly' Allen, Alan Fletcher as Karl Kennedy, Jackie Woodburne as Susan Kinski, Caitlin Stasey as Rachel Kinski, Matthew Werkmeister as Zeke Kinski, Ryan Moloney as Jarrod 'Toadfish' Rebecchi, Sianoa Smit-McPhee as Bree Timmins, Carla Bonner as Steph Hoyland, Kyal Marsh as Boyd Hoyland, Aaron Aulsebrooke-Walker as Charlie Hoyland, Natalie Saleeba as Rosetta Cammeniti, Nicky Whelan as Heidi 'Pepper' Steiger, Ben Lawson as Frazer Yeats, Sam Clark as Ringo Brown

Guest Cast: Rachel Gordon as Charlotte Stone, Mick Lo Monaco as Peter Griffiths

Trivia Notes
• Boyd’s letter read – Dear Steph, This is me saying goodbye. Me & Charlotte are going away to try and piece together our lives. Maybe we can start again and somehow make amends for the pain we have caused for everyone. I’ve made such a mess of it all and I’m sorry. I’ll miss you and Charlie but it’s for the best. Love Boyd.
• Sky’s medical record has her DOB as 12th Aug 1987 and her blood group as type A
• Harold’s medical record has his DOB as 27 March 1939 but nothing registered under religion or blood type
• No 24’s telephone number is listed as 987 4321
• Off screen Rosie is staying with her Nan after she fell and hurt her hip at home

Summary by Paul