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Episode Summaries > 2007 > Episode 5228
Written by Megan Herbert, Directed by Tony Osicka, Produced by Peter Dodds

Channel Ten: 06/06/07 BBC One: 29/08/07

Episode Title: Touching The Freud

• Zeke asks Elle for a job at Lassiters
• Rachel learns from Ringo he’s actually 17
• Elle tells Oliver that Carmella deserves to know about them

No 22 - Porch: Oliver hesitates at knocking on the front door when Elle opens it. He explains he just wanted to check she was okay and walks off.

No 30 - Lounge: Pepper is trying to suggest to Rosie that a submarine could be a place to marry. Frazer asks Oliver if he’d be his best man at the wedding. Oliver agrees before he goes off. Rosie claims Oliver is off to see Elle and reveals to a shocked Frazer how he kissed Elle.


The General Store: Lolly is praising Zeke’s bellboy uniform much to his delight but Rachel is not happy at after he leaves tells Lolly she is giving Zeke false hope. Unaware Zeke has come back into the shop he overhears Lolly say she’s not serious over him. Zeke collects his badge from the table and Lolly fears he’s overheard them. Across the shop, Ringo chats to Carmella about their fruit run before making his way over to Rachel and Lolly. Lolly excuses herself from the table and Ringo presents Rachel with a stuffed toy to say sorry. Ringo tells her he was being himself in the end and Rachel forgives him. Ringo tells her the day is getting better and better as he’s sure Frazer is going to ask him to be his best man at the wedding.

No 30 - Lounge: Ringo dreams of his speech being the highlight of Frazer & Rosie’s wedding setting the scene with them he and Rachel all by Lassiters lake and him delivering the speech under the rotunda. Ringo is sure this is the perfect speech.

No 28 - Dining table: Pepper catches Karl eating cake and forbids him to finish. She has come over to get Davo’s phone number but Karl is keen to avoid Pepper learning the truth about Davo’s real interest in Susan and tries to fob her off. Pepper agrees to let Davo contact her and rushes off. Karl admits to Susan it is her Davo is interested in not Pepper. Susan is stunned.

Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: Elle is giving Paul a shave when Oliver arrives to see how she is. Elle tells him he doesn’t have to stay Oliver tells her with Carmella away he has some time on his hands. Oliver offers to buy them breakfast.

Erinsborough Hospital - Corridor: On his way out bumps into Rosie who pretends she is visiting a client even though her bouquet of flowers has an empty gift card attached. Oliver defends his right to support Elle but Rosie promises she will not allow him to hurt Carmella.


Tim Collins & Associates - Reception: Ringo waits while Frazer prepares to tell him something. Ringo believing it is about asking him to be best man at the wedding tells Frazer this but is disappointed to learn Frazer has asked Oliver. Frazer wants him to be head groomsman but Ringo is not convinced. Rosie arrives back from the hospital and Ringo excuses himself. Frazer tells her about Ringo’s assumption but after her altercation with Oliver, Rosie is in no mood to discuss Oliver as the best man. Carmella arrives back from her trip away asking after Oliver, as she wants to go to the hospital with him to visit Elle. Rosie nearly reveals her feelings on Oliver to her. Carmella leaves for the hospital anyway and Rosie tells Frazer he & Carmella need a reality check regards to Oliver.

Erinsborough Hospital - Visiting area: Elle tells Oliver that she has good news that Paul’s brain activity has got better and it means he has every chance of waking up. Oliver hugs Elle but in the sight of Carmella who is hurt by this. Elle and Oliver return to Paul’s bedside and Carmella gives the balloons she bought for Paul to a nurse before leaving.

No 28 - Kitchen: Susan is concerned that Pepper is sitting at home waiting for Davo to call. Rachel & Susan tease Karl over his clear jealousy that Davo fancies Susan but he dismisses it as a challenge. Susan teases Davo could be a threat.

No 30 - Hallway/lounge: Ringo arrives home to be greeted by a sombre Carmella. He is in no great Mood either but Rachel arrives and tries to cheer him up over the best man issue. Ringo wants to be best man though and asks to be alone for a bit. After Rachel leaves he throws his speech into the bin.

The General Store: Susan tries to deter Pepper from seeing Davo but when Pepper accuses her of being jealous, Susan reveals Davo was interested in her. Pepper disappointed tells Susan she’s not interested in any guy looking for a mother type. Susan is unimpressed.

No 30 - Hallway: Oliver greets Carmella and admits he’s been with Elle. Carmella asks after Paul and Oliver makes a hasty exit to meet up with Frazer to discuss the bucks’ night. After he leaves, Rosie makes a plea to Carmella to stop Oliver spending time with Elle or regret it.

No 28 - Lounge: Rachel, Ringo and Lolly watch as Zeke uses Karl’s weights. Rachel teases her brother who seems to be going over the top in effort and calls him a pipsqueak. Zeke storms off as Karl arrives home and follows his stepson. Lolly blames Zeke’s mood on him possibly overhearing her & Rachel’s conversation.

No 28 - Back garden: Karl tries to reason with Zeke that maybe Lolly feels comfortable around him but Zeke wants to impress her the way that school athlete Anthony Fliss does. Karl reminds him he will find the right girl and suggests he help train with him. Rachel comes out to explain what he heard at the general store was to help him – Zeke tells her to stop helping.


No 30 - Lounge: Rosie asks Pepper how her counselling session went but Pepper is quite emotional about it all. Pepper spots her bridesmaid dress reveals her counsellor has mentioned she’ll never find a man until she gets over the fact she’s looking for someone just as macho as Allan.

Scarlet Bar: Oliver is disappointed Frazer doesn’t want a stripper at his bucks’ night, just a quiet night. Oliver refers back to Rosie interfering with him & Carmella. Frazer warns him to be careful when Carmella arrives to see Oliver. Carmella tells him she isn’t happy with him seeing Elle, wants him to stop doing so but has a way to still support Elle in hospital.

Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: Elle sits by Paul’s bedside – she hears someone behind her and assumes its Oliver but is surprised to see Carmella.

Erinsborough Hospital - Visiting area: Elle confesses she should have made Oliver stay away but Carmella explains she knows Elle needed support and that’s why she’s there. Elle tells her she’s fine with the arrangement and goes to be with Paul.


Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room/nurses station: Elle holds Paul’s hand but is startled when Paul responds. Elle rushes out to get a nurse and on returning to Paul finds he has woken up but is disorientated asking where he is. Elle tries to calm him down but Paul pulls his hand away from her asking Elle who she is.

Regular Cast Credits

Cast: Stefan Dennis as Paul Robinson, Pippa Black as Elle Robinson, 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, Natalie Blair as Carmella Cammeniti, Natalie Saleeba as Rosetta Cammeniti, Ben Lawson as Frazer Yeats, Nicky Whelan as Heidi 'Pepper' Steiger, Sam Clark as Ringo Brown, David Hoflin as Oliver Barnes

Guest Cast: None

Trivia Notes
• Ringo’s best man speech - Frazer calls himself a professional gambler, and for good reason. A professional gambler is one who wins more than they lose. And the reason they win is because of sound judgement and wisdom. He knows what to back. The right horse, the right friends and the perfect bride. He’s the type of man I hope to be one day. Frazer you’re an inspiration to me. Congratulations.
• Anthony Fliss is centre back forward in the school ‘footy’ team and mentioned by Zeke as being the ‘meathead’ that Lolly admires

Summary by Paul