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Episode Summaries > 2007 > Episode 5239
Written by Ben Marshall, Directed by Jet Wilkinson, Produced by Peter Dodds

Channel Ten: 21/06/07 BBC One: 13/09/07

Episode Title: Truth Ache

• Paul is stunned when a call from Gail ends with her hanging up on him
• Rachel cannot understand how involved Ringo is getting with Carmella’s problems Ringo tells her not everything is about her
• Paul demands Elle get Gail to come to Melbourne to see him so he can mend their differences

The General Store: Lou & Harold are delighted when Gail Robinson walks into the store looking for Elle. Harold tells her he expects Elle is at the hospital. Lou excuses himself, as he needs to see Karl. Harold tells Gail that he is afraid she’ll find Elle hiding behind the decision to not tell Paul the truth about his past to avoid hurting him.

Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: Paul is excited at the prospect of meeting up with Gail and keen to get his medical check up out of the way so he can make an effort dressing up for her. Elle narrowly avoids telling her father just how fruitless his efforts could really be.


The General Store: Ringo arrives to find Carmella taking some tablets and questions if she is okay – Carmella assures him she is fine and asks him to work at cleaning the storage unit rather than go on the delivery rounds with her so she can spend time with Oliver. Ringo however wants to be with her and Carmella relents. Karl arrives followed by Lou who wants him to examine him for a medical condition.

No 30 - Lounge: Carmella & Ringo arrive to find Oliver doing paperwork. While Carmella explains to Oliver she is going on the delivery run with Ringo instead of him, Ringo takes the chance to take the bottle of tablets from Carmella’s handbag just before she walks back into the hallway.

No 28 - Lounge: Karl with Lou arrives home and all are embarrassed as Karl makes it clear he is about to examine Lou in the bedroom. Rachel isn’t listening, brooding over her fight with Ringo and feeling guilty Zeke & Lolly admit they stole Crispy. Susan averts a fight between brother and sister but all their attentions are drawn to Lou emerging from the bedroom thanking Karl for his help and the realisation the zip on his trousers is undone.

Ramsay Street: Carmella gives instruction to Ringo as he takes a driving lesson in the Ute with Carmella. Rachel comes out of No.28 and calls out to Ringo. Ringo puts the Ute into gear and drives off.


Erinsborough Hospital - Waiting area: Elle sits alone when Gail arrives. Gail greets her daughter but quickly turns her attentions to fears that Paul is faking his amnesia – Elle assures her he isn’t and that Paul truly has changed but Gail is unsure lying to Paul about his past as Harold explained is the best course of action. Elle defends her actions but Gail tells her Paul deserves to be upset by learning how bad he has been in the past.

Erinsborough Hospital - Waiting area: As Gail goes to get a drink for her & Elle, Oliver approaches Elle to see how she is. Elle assumes he’s there to see her but Oliver explains he has come to visit Alan Napier who looks like he may make a recovery. Oliver offers some comfort but this seems to only confuse Elle who asks him to leave her alone. As he leaves Gail returns and Elle dismisses him as just a friend to her mother but Gail sees more. Elle asks her to stop being so ‘mumsey’ adding, especially as you’re about to destroy her father.

The General Store: Karl’s tiredness is evident to Harold but Karl is sure another caffeine boost will help. Harold hands Kerry over to Karl explaining she has a small rash on her arm. Karl quickly diagnoses a change of washing powder is needed after his examination with Lou earlier.

Erinsborough Hospital - Waiting area/Paul's room: Gail impatiently awaits Paul’s tests to be over and when the nurse leaves the room is ready to confront her ex husband. Elle tries to pacify her but Gail is determined not to be fooled by Paul again. Gail goes into Paul’s room and he seems so happy to see her. Gail comments on all the years that have passed since the last time he remembers her but Paul tells her she is still as beautiful as he remembers. Wanting to talk more, Paul asks Elle to leave them alone. Paul asks Gail why did they split up.

Bush: The Ute has stopped and Ringo tells Carmella there is a problem with the engine. Ringo opens up the bonnet and unclips a plug before Carmella arrives to look at the engine too.

No 28 - Lounge: Rachel tells Susan she knows Ringo drove off after seeing her call after him. Rachel blames Zeke & Lolly and Susan calls a truce to their argument. Susan promises Rachel things will be okay but Rachel tells her there were problems before the blogzine.

Erinsborough Hospital - Waiting area: While Elle waits she and Oliver talk. He tells her Alan Napier is making small progress.


Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: Paul tries to explain to Gail he is still in love with her and that it is one of the few things he has had to hold onto since waking from the operation. Paul questions why they split up but Gail decides to hide the truth and tell him it wasn’t over him doing very bad things.

The General Store: While Rachel broods over Ringo sitting with Zeke, Lolly is on the phone to her half brother & sister. Lou and Zeke reassure each other that Lolly is happy in Erinsborough feeling threatened by her call home. Susan arrives with some cream for Kerry’s rash and Harold mentions about how Karl still has the doctor instinct inside him. Susan &Lou agree. As Rachel texts Ringo again after no response she tells Zeke she fears things are changing between them. Zeke looks over to Lolly who is still on the phone to home and fears change too.

Bush: Ringo sees the three messages from Rachel asking where he is but decides to not answer. Carmella looking at the engine decides to get roadside assistance to help but Ringo throws her mobile phone into the bush. He tells her he saw her taking tablets and has decided the only way to cure her is to take away her medication for the night to prove she can get out of the habit. Carmella is stunned.

Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: Gail returns to tell Elle she didn’t expose Paul to all his past deeds as she suddenly realised here was the man that she once fell in love with. Elle is thrilled and ponders on how she could ever tell Paul hoe Robert wanted to kill him. Both are unaware that Paul is listening outside the room.

The General Store: Lolly is excited by news of how well her brother & sister is doing and reluctantly Lou suggests she return home for the weekend. Zeke is nervous but Lolly thinks it is a great idea. Susan despairs, as Karl has to have another caffeine boost to get himself through the day and onto another night at the casino to woo new clients. Rachel overhears Oliver leaving a message for Carmella as he, like her is unable to make contact. Rachel tells Susan she fears Ringo is with Carmella romantically but Susan assures her it is not true.


Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: Gail packs Paul’s things as they prepare to leave hospital. Gail mentions that Elle has gone ahead so she can start to organise the party he wanted with the neighbours. Paul reveals he overheard her & Elle talking about the fact that Robert wanted to kill him and he needs to know everything he’s done. Gail explains she doesn’t want the guilt on her conscience if it causes him to not be able to cope. Paul tells her it is the risk he has to take.

Regular Cast Credits

Cast: Ian Smith as Harold Bishop, Claudine Henningsen as Kerry Mangel, Tom Oliver as Lou Carpenter, Adelaide Kane as Louise ‘Lolly’ Allen, Stefan Dennis as Paul Robinson, Pippa Black as Elle Robinson, 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, Sam Clark as Ringo Brown, David Hoflin as Oliver Barnes

Guest Cast: Fiona Corke as Gail Robinson

Trivia Notes
• Fiona Corke returns as Gail Robinson
• Lolly Allen mentions her half brother Braiden & half sister Keisha as achieving well in sport

Summary by Paul