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Episode Summaries > 2007 > Episode 5229
Written by Michael O'Rourke, Directed by Tony Osicka, Produced by Peter Dodds

Channel Ten: 07/06/07 BBC One: 30/08/07

Episode Title: Brother-In-Law

• Frazer tells Rosie he’ll marry her in a church if he doesn’t have to invite his family
• Elle tells Oliver Paul’s brain activity is increasing. Carmella sees them hug
• Ringo learns Frazer has asked Oliver to be his best man
• Paul wakes up and questions who Elle is

Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: Elle thinks that Paul is mad with her but Paul clearly can’t remember who she is. Elle is stunned.

No 30 - Lounge: Carmella is crying over the best man speech written by Ringo, assuming it was Oliver who wrote it. Ringo admits he wrote it, expecting Frazer to ask him to be best man. Rosie arrives home to learn that Carmella has forgiven Oliver much to her disgust. Carmella assures Ringo he has written an amazing speech.


Carpenter's Mechanics - Workshop: Janae is struggling with all the work she has and doesn’t take Ned seriously when he offers to help. After some teasing she agrees to let him help but warns him if he screws up he’s gone.

Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: Dr Vinton tests Paul. He can remember he’s in Australia, and lives in Ramsay St but is confused about the year, which house he lives at and the type of car he owns. Paul questions who Elle is but names his father Jim & grandmother Helen as his nearest relatives despite Dr. Vinton telling him Elle is his daughter. Paul asks about his missing leg and Dr. Vinton explains he lost it in an accident over a year ago.

No 30 - Lounge: Rosie is agitated about Frazer’s call for her to hurry up and get to the Scarlet bar quickly so he doesn’t have to spend time alone with her mother Lucia. Carmella doesn’t help out pointing out Rosie is like their mother and leaves to for more deliveries. Oliver arrives to a frosty reception from Rosie and things don’t improve when he makes a comment about her mother being hard to get on with.

Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: Paul is devastated to learn that his father and grandmother died over ten years ago as Elle tries to comfort him with her presence. But Paul feels alone, as he doesn’t recognise her and wants to be on his own. Elle leaves and watches her father from outside his room struggling to come to terms with his grief.

Scarlet Bar: Frazer calls Rosie again asking her to get to the bar as soon as possible to ensure it doesn’t turn into a scene from Monster-in-Law – Unfortunately Lucia Cammeniti overhears this as she joins him. Frazer offers her a drink and Lucia comments she’s glad they can talk alone so he can prove he’s worthy to be her son-in-law.


Carpenter's Mechanic - Workshop: Ned revels in the fact he’s helped Janae out but she teases him that she still can get him to clean up as her ‘slave’. Ned tosses a spanner at her but she catches it awkwardly and Ned concerned tells her she needs to cut back on her training regime. Janae teases that his reward of a swim with her at No 30’s pool is off. Janae admires Ned as he goes back to work on a car.

Lassiter's - Outside the General Store: Carmella and Ringo spend time together laughing before they have to get back to work. Ringo appreciates the fact that she treats him like an adult and asks if he could drive the van home. Carmella agrees.

Erinsborough Hospital - Corridor: Dr. Vinton advises Elle to talk to Paul and show photos of his family. Elle lies that she has her own circle of friends she can rely on too.

No 30 - Swimming pool: Ned and Janae are fooling around in the pool when it becomes clear Janae is still hurting from over exercising. Ned insists she rests and they get out of the pool. Oliver answers Carmella’s phone after Elle rings.

Erinsborough Hospital - Visiting area: Elle thinking it is Carmella starts talking about the events of the day but soon realises it is Oliver who’s answered.

No 30 - Swimming pool: Oliver tells her Carmella has left her phone behind and he listens as Elle asks him to get Carmella to come and see her at the hospital. After the call Oliver gets up from his chair to go to try and find Carmella.

Scarlet Bar: Frazer is relieved when Rosie arrives to their meeting with Lucia and reveals he feels like he’s been interrogated. Rosie reinforces that she & Frazer are going to get married to her mother and she is not looking for approval, but she wants the family to be at the wedding. Lucia agrees they need champagne but is still doubtful as to Frazer’s prospects.


Erinsborough Hospital - Waiting area: Ned waiting for Janae finds Elle brooding at the fact Paul doesn’t recognise who she is but he is more concerned to learn Carmella is her support. Elle explains she isn’t allowed to see Oliver, which is why she needs Carmella. Janae returns and Elle excuses herself. Janae tells the doctor said he is being over protective of her and he needs to provide as many massages as she requires.

Scarlet Bar: Lucia blatantly asks Frazer about his ability to have children – Rosie is appalled but Frazer assures her it is part of his therapy to work on. Lucia is unhappy at this response.

Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: Elle tries to jog Paul’s memory by showing him pictures of Robert & Cameron and confirms he is a father of triplets. Paul recognises the picture of Gail from his recent wedding to her – Paul questions why they divorced and Elle deflects the question.

No 30 - Swimming pool/balcony: Oliver finds Carmella in the pool fooling around with Ringo. He is unhappy that she left her phone behind and that Elle called her, needing her support. Ringo tries to defend Carmella but it only angers Oliver. Carmella asks Ringo to leave. Carmella accuses Oliver of going to see Elle at the hospital but soon backs down when Oliver tells her he’s only been looking for her. Carmella questions if he doubts her intentions to support Elle but Oliver tells her no. They call a truce but from the balcony above, Ringo is not happy at Oliver’s treatment of Carmella.


Scarlet Bar: Frazer excuses himself, and Rosie takes the chance to ask Lucia how she really feels about the marriage. Lucia questions why her daughter never told her Frazer was in a wheelchair, worried that Rosie is going to turn into a carer, not a wife, throwing away her chance to be a mother. Lucia tells Rosie that she believes if she marries Frazer it could be the biggest mistake of her life.

Regular Cast Credits

Cast: Stefan Dennis as Paul Robinson, Pippa Black as Elle Robinson, Eliza Taylor-Cotter as Janae Timmins, Daniel O'Connor as Ned Parker, Natalie Blair as Carmella Cammeniti, Natalie Saleeba as Rosetta Cammeniti, Ben Lawson as Frazer Yeats, Sam Clark as Ringo Brown, David Hoflin as Oliver Barnes

Guest Cast: Maria Mercedes as Lucia Cammeniti, Angela Twigg as Dr Demi Vinton

Summary by Paul