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Episode Summaries > 2007 > Episode 5267
Written by Drew Tingwell, Directed by Jet Wilkinson, Produced by Peter Dodds

Channel Ten: 31/07/07 BBC One: 23/10/07

Episode Title (not used on screen): Father Complex

Cast: Stefan Dennis as Paul Robinson, Pippa Black as Elle Robinson, Jackie Woodburne as Susan Kinski, Ryan Moloney as Jarrod 'Toadfish' Rebecchi, Eliza Taylor-Cotter as Janae Timmins, Carla Bonner as Stephanie Scully, Dan O’Connor as Ned Parker, Steve Bastoni as Steve Parker, Nikki Coghill as Miranda Parker, Eloise Mignon as Bridget 'Didge' Parker, Fletcher O'Leary as Mickey Gannon, Sam Clark as Ringo Brown, David Hoflin as Oliver Barnes, Jane Hall as Rebecca Napier, James Sorensen as Declan Napier

Guest Cast: Steven Stagg as Sergeant Ray Moller

• Toadie is asked by the police to be breathalysed after the bus crash
• Dr. Mundy explains the accuracy of the DNA test reveals Oliver is not Paul’s son
• Oliver feels betrayed by Rebecca and tells her he is never going to contact her again
• Miranda jokes with Janae that like her with Ned, she used to carry around a picture of a guy in her wallet – then she married him

Carpenter's Mechanics - Workshop: Janae tries to speak to Ned about them but is interrupted by Mickey asking questions about Ringo. Steve, Miranda and Bridget arrive with Jake and Mickey is thrilled to see his dog. Miranda jokes about the vet bill that’s coming but Steve can’t believe anyone would charge their family. Miranda refers to her sister and assures Steve if it were she she’d charge her double. Miranda surprises Ned & Janae with a picnic for all of them but janae is keen to get home to shower off all the grease & grime. Miranda thinks it is a great idea for them to eat at No.26 together instead!

Erinsborough Hospital - Waiting area: Oliver apologises to Paul & Elle for the stress they’ve been put through and tells Elle he should have trusted her instincts more about Rebecca. He explains he has told his mother he never wants to see her again but Paul defends Rebecca as making an honest mistake. Oliver tells him Rebecca as good as told him she slept with many men and to forget all about her. Elle wants to get some air and Oliver goes with her.

Car park: Rebecca is just sitting in her car when Paul rings to check if she is okay and to assure her he doesn’t hate her over what has happened. He asks if she knows who Oliver’s father could be but Rebecca tearfully tells him she cannot tell Oliver.

Erinsborough Hospital - Waiting area: Paul warns she’ll lose Oliver forever if she doesn’t.

Car park: Rebecca ends the call by telling him then she’ll have to just lose Oliver.

Erinsborough Hospital - Waiting area: Paul is astounded by her decision.

Car park: Rebecca is distraught and cries uncontrollably.

No 26 - Lounge/kitchen: Janae welcomes the Parkers to her home, now emptied of the Timmins family furniture & possessions. Miranda susses it was built in the 1970’s and undergone a recent makeover before realising she remembers the house from the Making Mansions TV series. Miranda & Steve persuade Janae to agree to use their furniture they have in storage in her garage to furnish the house. Mickey helps Bridget feed Pouch while the adults settle down to eat in the lounge. Steve mentions he has secured the hairdressers at Lassiters for his surgery and Janae explains how owner Gino gave it up to go travelling around Australia with his baby pageant. Steve likens Gino’s decision to Miranda giving up her job in real estate to do event planning. Miranda explains she gets to plan parties but also her plans currently include getting a home sorted in time for her son Riley to visit. Steve explains Riley is currently surfing as a break from his studies to become a vet. Miranda makes comment about her son not returning any of her calls. Bridget seems decidedly uncomfortable.

Erinsborough Hospital - Waiting area: Paul is debating whether to call Rebecca again when Elle & Oliver return. Paul decides he needs to go for a walk rather than return to the hotel with them. Susan finishes speaking to a nurse and makes her way over to Toadie who is staring at Ringo. Susan comments she has been told he has been in the hospital nearly all morning and offers some good news to Toadie that Ringo is to be brought out of his coma that afternoon. Toadie realises it could still be a long wait before he wakes up.

Charlie's Bar: Paul finds Rebecca and tells her he doesn’t believe the story she told Oliver about her sleeping with many men. Rebecca admits there was one other man, a boyfriend she had met Paul but always used contraception. Paul tells her it is an understandable mistake and needs to tell Oliver all this. Rebecca refuses again to tell Oliver about his father. Paul asks why this man upsets her so much.

No 26 - Lounge/kitchen: Steve is giving Mickey a lesson in holding Pouch correctly as Miranda & Janae clear away the lunch dishes. Miranda spots Janae looking at Ned and makes her blush when she comments about it. Janae explains their relationship is at completely the wrong time with all the other dramas going on and doesn’t want to pressure Ned – especially if his declaration of love to her was just a result of Mickey being missing. Miranda tells her she knows Ned has feeling for her. Janae also mentions with Mickey they never seem to get any time alone. Miranda empathises and tells her she sees it as a challenge to help out.

Charlie's Bar: Rebecca confirms to Paul that Declan & Oliver are full brothers. Paul questions if she has ever told Declan about how he was conceived but Rebecca vows she never could. She mentions she had to move every six months to keep away from their father finding them. Paul tells her it must have been hard on her but Rebecca gets tearful as she recalls how hard it was more so for Declan. Rebecca vows she will never allow their father to have power over her again and she’ll protect her sons from their father with the last breath in her body!

Lassiter's - Function room: Oliver arrives with flowers for Elle, joking he couldn’t find an olive branch. He asks her about getting their relationship back on track but is interrupted by Paul. Oliver is stunned when Paul admits he’s been to see Rebecca and asks him not to cut ties as he plans with her. Paul tells him he owes his mother more than he thinks. Oliver can’t deal with it and excuses himself as needing to go to the kitchen. Elle is furious with Paul but he reminds her it is not about them and that he has truly seen another side of Rebecca. Elle realises her father has feelings for Rebecca.

No 26 - Kitchen: Miranda finishes briefing Janae and they go to the lounge where she announces the family are off to the movies. Ned gets ready to go but Bridget susses her mother’s plan and whisks her cousin out of the house with her parents. Ned is confused but it becomes clear when janae explains they have been given time to sort out their relationship. She wants to know if Ned was being truthful at Charlie’s and he tells her he very much was. Janae jokes he took long enough to tell her and Ned surprises her with a kiss, remarking he took too long with that as well.

Rebecca's house - Driveway: Oliver watches as Rebecca prepares to give Declan a driving lesson. He smiles as he overhears their banter about driving too fast. He gets out of the car and walks over to them. Rebecca sees him and runs down the drive, begging him to leave. Oliver tells her he’s prepared to give her another chance if she tells him everything now. Rebecca again asks him to leave but they are joined by Declan who seeing his mother is upset is prepared to defend her against this stranger. Declan demands to know whom Oliver and much to Rebecca’s horror Oliver reveals he is his brother.

Erinsborough Hospital - Waiting area: Toadie continues to watch Ringo and is comforted by Steph. Toadie is convinced the blood tests will reveal he wasn’t drink driving and Steph assures him Ringo will be okay.

No 26 - Lounge: Ned & Janae continue to kiss and joke about how ridiculous they were for not getting together earlier.

Rebecca's house - Driveway: Declan is struggling to deal with the news and Rebecca & Oliver’s claims all will be okay if they get through it together do not help. Declan makes sarcastic jokes about how they could do things as brothers before going back into the apartment to be on his own. Oliver apologises to his mother for coming but she admits it is a relief Declan knows. Oliver wants to know about his father and she agrees to speak to him about it but she needs to talk to Declan. Oliver tells her he understands and leaves her to it.

Rebecca's house - Lounge: Rebecca apologises and tells Declan no one ever knew about Oliver and after Declan was born she feared telling him he had a brother would give him a fear she’d abandon him, like Oliver, one day. Declan tells her she vowed she would never lie to him and can’t understand how he could trust her ever again.

Lassiter's - Function room: Steph & Toadie are in the middle of their council elections debate when the police interrupt them. Sensing what is to come Toadie publicly announces he is withdrawing from the elections as a candidate. Sgt Moller informs Toadie he is being charged with drink driving.

Regular Cast Credits

Trivia Notes
• Miranda mentions she has a sister
• Miranda recognises No.26 from watching the TV series Making Mansions
• Gino gave up the lease for the hairdressers so he could travel around Australia, touring with his baby pageant
• Miranda gave up her job in real estate to go into event’s management
• Riley Parker is mentioned as being Bridget’s older brother who is at university studying vet science but on a break surfing
• Rebecca’s car number plate reads DUR- 973

Summary by Paul