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Episode Summaries > 2007 > Episode 5240
Written by Hamish Cameron, Directed by Jet Wilkinson, Produced by Peter Dodds

Channel Ten: 22/06/07 BBC One: 14/09/07

Episode Title: Dude, Where's My Carmella?

• Susan reassures Rachel that Ringo is not after Carmella
• Paul begs Gail to tell him the truth about his past whatever the consequences

Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: All is packed but Paul sits as he is stunned to learn from Gail how he ordered the burglary at No.26 and that he played a part in Kerry’s leukaemia.

No 26 - Kitchen: Bree reads to Janelle & Allan a note from Elle asking them to a welcome home party for Paul and to not mention his past misdeeds. Janelle cannot believe it.


No 30 - Kitchen: Adam listens as Elle asks Pepper to the party and tries to explain that her relationship with Paul was only because he had the tumour as he had feelings for Rosie.

Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: Paul is shocked to learn how badly he treated Pepper and asks if he has ever hurt Harold.

The General Store: Elle begs with Lou, Harold, Sky, Boyd, Steph & Toadie to attend the party, trying to explain the impact of the tumour. Everyone but Harold is sceptical to going.

Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: Paul cannot believe how Robert’s bomb on the plane caused the deaths of Harold’s family but is even more appalled to know he showed no remorse.

The General Store: Sky is unconvinced as well as Steph who tells Elle she cannot forget what Paul did to Max.


Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: Gail finishes the story about how Paul tried to kill Max with a gun and is relieved to know he never hurt him but Gail reveals how Max then had a nervous breakdown that brought about the end of Max’s marriage and the end of his own.

No 28 - Lounge: Much to Rachel & Karl’s surprise, Susan agrees to go to Elle’s party but they both struggle when Elle asks them to pretend Paul is liked by them.

Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: Paul questions how he could ever face all his neighbours again after what he’s done – Gail assures him it is in the past for them. Paul is defiant that for him it is all happening to him now.

No 30 - Lounge: Pepper admits to Adam she had a fling with Paul and things get only worse when Pepper admits she was seeing Paul when Rosie was still trying to make her mind up over whether she wanted to be with him.

Bush: Ringo tries to make the best of him & Carmella spending the night out camping but she isn’t impressed. Carmella wants to leave but Ringo explains she is 22 km’s away from the nearest town. Carmella resorts to insulting Ringo calling him a stupid teenager but he is resolved to helping her break the addiction.

Erinsborough Hospital - Paul's room: Gail returns with some food for Paul but he is deeply withdrawn and asks to be alone.

No 30 - Lounge: Adam & Pepper are arguing when Oliver comes in looking for Carmella. Adam decides to leave rather than go on a date with Pepper so he can do some electrical work on Steph’s bar. Oliver comments on neither Carmella or Ringo answering their mobile phones before leaving. Pepper is unimpressed with everything.

No 28 - Lounge: Karl is unhappy at the prospect of going to the casino and Susan mentions about his ‘calmer’ days as a doctor but Karl laughs it off. Oliver arrives asking after Ringo but Rachel is in no mood and accuses Ringo & Carmella as having some kind of affair, shocking Oliver when she reveals that Carmella talks to Ringo about his problems with her.

Bush: Carmella begins to soften towards Ringo for taking her away. Carmella admits she is beginning to feel the effects of the withdrawal but she trusts him to get her through it. She suggests they get some sleep but as they settle down it is clear Carmella has another idea.

Adam's house - Lounge: Adam is stunned as Pepper bursts into his lounge accusing him of being judgmental about her & Paul. Adam tells her he admits he was in the wrong and he was just jealous.

No 22 - Lounge: Paul & Gail return home from the hospital discussing the party. Gail urges Paul to cancel it, as he needs to have time to deal with his feelings about Elle. Paul refuses saying he wants the party as he has had enough of Elle lying and controlling his life.


Bush: Carmella seeing Ringo is asleep gets up and starts going through her bag looking for a tablet. Ringo disturbed sees her and stops her swallowing it asking her to decide if she wants to break the habit or not. Carmella takes the tablet and throws it into the bush.

Bush: Next morning Ringo wakes to find Carmella sitting at a picnic bench having spent the whole night thinking. She tells him although she’s unhappy at how he did this she does realise she is ready to face all the changes she needs to make in her life.

The General Store: Pepper is nervous of Adam meeting her father but Adam copes well, even when Allan makes comment that he’s not liked one of Pepper’s boyfriends yet.

No 28 - Kitchen: Rachel is unhappy that Ringo spent the night with Carmella and never told her but he tries to justify it as the only way to have kept it a secret from Carmella. Rachel sees it from Ringo’s point of view but is unhappy.

No 26 - Kitchen: Allan is cautious about admitting what a good guy Adam seems to Janelle, Toadie & Steph and wants to ‘question’ him further. However the feeling of being sick returns and Allan runs off to the bathroom. Bree comes into the kitchen to tell them the neighbours have arrived.

No 26 - Lounge: Janelle, Bree, Toadie & Steph greet Karl, Susan, Sky, Boyd, Harold & Lou as Janelle reveals her residents meeting is to decide if they should go to Paul’s party or not. The voting is split until Allan returns and votes for them to all go.

No 22 - Kitchen/lounge: Gail just finishes telling Elle she has told Paul everything as he comes back into the kitchen. Elle tries to reason with her father but he tells her she had no right to have held back about his past. There is a knock at the door and Gail goes to answer, letting all the neighbours in. Allan has to make a hasty exit to the bathroom and Bree makes an attempt to inspire Karl’s doctor instincts by claiming she cannot sleep. Paul nervously attempts to apologise to the group and makes a point of apologising to Harold especially.

No 30 - Lounge: Carmella returns and admits to Oliver she got back at the same time as Ringo but needed some time alone. Oliver is stunned when Carmella tells him she knows their relationship has come to an end.


No 22 - Kitchen/dining room: Feelings are mixed among the neighbours about whether Paul has changed but Paul has a sense of ease as he gets everyone to move to the garden for the barbeque. Gail tells him that the fact everyone stayed after his speech shows what good neighbours he has. Gail also thanks Elle for her hand in getting everyone to attend. After she leaves, Gail tells Paul that she intends to return to Tasmania tomorrow but Paul tells her he doesn’t want to be alone with Elle, as she has done nothing but lie to him. He doesn’t trust, love or even like her. Elle overhears everything Paul has said.

Regular Cast Credits

Cast: Ian Smith as Harold Bishop, Stephanie McIntosh as Sky Mangel, Claudine Henningsen as Kerry Mangel, Tom Oliver as Lou Carpenter, 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, Ryan Moloney as Jarrod 'Toadfish' Rebecchi, Nell Feeney as Janelle Timmins, Sianoa Smit-McPhee as Bree Timmins, Carla Bonner as Stephanie Hoyland, Kyal Marsh as Boyd Hoyland, Aaron Aulesbrook-Walker as Charlie Hoyland, Natalie Blair as Carmella Cammeniti, Nicky Whelan as Heidi 'Pepper' Steiger, Sam Clark as Ringo Brown, David Hoflin as Oliver Barnes

Guest Cast: Fiona Corke as Gail Robinson, Joe Clements as Sen. Sgt Allan Steiger, Benjamin Hart as Adam Rhodes

Summary by Paul