Channel Ten: 06/08/07 BBC One: 29/10/07
Cast: Alan Fletcher as Karl
Kennedy, Jackie Woodburne as Susan
Kinski, Caitlin Stasey as Rachel
Kinski, Matthew Werkmeister as Zeke
Kinski, Steve Bastoni as Steve
Parker, Nikki Coghill as Miranda
Parker, Eloise Mignon as Bridget
‘Didge’ Parker, Natalie Blair as Carmella
Cammeniti, Natalie Saleeba as Rosetta
‘Rosie’ Cammeniti, Ben Lawson as Frazer
Yeats, Sam Clark as Ringo
Brown, Nicky Whelan as Heidi
‘Pepper’ Steiger, Benjamin Hart as Adam
Guest Cast: Trudy Hellier as Christine
Rudd, Neil Pigot as Christian
Johnson, Penny Cook as Prue
Brown, Carolyn Bock as Dr. Peggy
Newton, Lesley Coleman as Rory
• Steve tells Ned & Janae he is taking over the lease on the
salon at Lassiters – they joke about the redecoration he’ll have to do
thanks to Gino’s colour schemes
• Ringo stuns his mother by telling her he is in love with Carmella and
she feels the same
• Adam agrees to a marriage of convenience
• Carmella admits to Ringo she does not love him
Lassiters Hotel – car park:
Carmella tells Ringo she is sorry and he sums up the kiss, the texts,
and the pool incident as then being all part of her apology? Frazer
insists Ringo return to the hospital with him but Rachel loses her temper
calling Carmella a lying two-faced loser before Susan calms her down and
Rosie leads her sister away.
Miranda & Bridget look on as their event comes to an unexpected close.
Erinsborough Hospital – Ringo’s room:
Ringo is helped back into bed and Frazer tries to assure his brother
all will be okay and that he is not to blame. Ringo insists he sees his
Susan & Rachel arrive home but Rachel is still fuming and defending her
actions as protecting Ringo. Susan reminds her Frazer was there to do
that and Rachel comes clean. She still loves Ringo. Zeke comes out of
his room but seeing Susan comforting his sister, he leaves them alone.
Miranda suggests Carmella drink something stronger than coffee but
Rosie is adamant they are fine. Miranda wanders over to greet Steve as he
arrives and he is shocked to learn about Ringo turning up. At first they
assume Carmella is the married sister to make matters worse but
Bridget sets her parents straight.
Susan arrives to thank Miranda for the party and assures her Harold was
pleased at Sky’s send off. Susan notices Carmella & Rosie in the
corner of the bar.
– hallway / Lounge:
Pepper & Adam return home to find her mother waiting for them, having
been told about the engagement from Janae and so excited for them.
Christine talks about wedding guests and a dress but is stunned when Pepper
says the wedding is going to be a simple one, at registry office.
Christine is confused as Pepper has always wanted a big wedding and they
tell her it is only happening so Adam can stay in the country.
Steve and Bridget continue to decorate the old salon when Karl arrives
with Audrey, as he’s still concerned with her not showing any
improvement. Steve is concerned too and he mentions he has seen the same lack of
improvement in other animals. He suggests there could be a connection
to the drugs company Karl works for and asks if there has been any
complaint to the division that supplies the drugs for the animal. Karl
thinks not but assures Steve he’ll look into it.
Christine reminds Pepper of how she used to keep a wedding booklet as a
child, planning her dream day but Pepper explains some events cannot
be planned for and it reminds Christine of her own choices in life.
Christine agrees but explains her choices also taught her never to
compromise for what is best for you. Adam decides to let them talk alone and
leaves for the kitchen. Christine fears Pepper is expecting less than she
deserves but Pepper tells her she is happy and Adam does love her. In
that case Christine explains, she cannot understand why he would let
her not have the dream wedding she wants.
Carmella wants to stop for a moment in their walk home and Rosie tells
her she is happy to sit until she’s ready to go home but Carmella
cannot face their mother yet. Carmella thinks she is not welcome anywhere,
anymore. Rosie reminds her sister that brooding over things will not
help her long term. Rosie suggests they drive home instead of walking but
as Carmella gets up she feels faint. Carmella tells her sister she
Erinsborough Hospital – Ringo’s room:
Dr. Newton gives the good news that despite Ringo’s adventure he is
ready to go home. Prue asks if Ringo could see another doctor if he were
to return home with her but Frazer is annoyed at his mother suggesting
Ringo leaves Ramsay Street. Prue asks Ringo if he wants to go home and
suggests Frazer has his own life to live but Frazer tells her Ringo is
part of his life. Frazer wants Ringo to come back with him but Ringo
decides after what has happened he wants to go back to his parents.
Prue annoys Frazer further by calling him George but his attention is
drawn to the admissions desk as he sees Rosie asking for someone to see
– Dining table:
Susan plays hostess to Christian Johnson as he explains he is in charge
of ensuring all the products that supplied by Vivex Pharmaceuticals
meet compliance with regulations. Karl thanks him for coming and
Christian mentions he’s there to help but immediately questions if Steve’s made
a mistake citing the pressure of starting a new practice and financial
strain as a possible reason – Susan suggests the company could be at
fault but Christian assures her all precautions were taken care off.
Karl asks about a test being done and Christian replies one has been done
and with no problems in the results. Christian also agrees to provide
Karl with an email of the report. Christian thanks him for raising the
issue and subtly points at Steve’s thinking being flawed. Christian
makes a big effort to say goodbye to Susan and to give Karl a pat on the
back before he leaves.
Karl looks over to Susan but she doesn’t want to hear him joining in on
Christian’s doubts about Steve’s ability. Karl cannot resist though
but is caught off guard when Susan announces they are having Steve &
Miranda as guests for dinner.
Erinsborough Hospital – waiting area:
Pepper & Adam arrive to wait for news of Carmella but Rosie tells them
she is still undergoing tests. Rosie asks after where they have been
that day and Pepper confesses to her & Frazer that they are getting
married. Rosie is not happy at the news of a wedding just to earn Adam a
visa and warns them about the implications.
Pepper & Adam act excited as they book their wedding ceremony for the
7th September. The woman assisting them is Rory Grainger, and she
clearly is not interested in anything other than booking the event and
Pepper’s natural cheeriness and talk of romance doesn’t soften her either.
They ask to see one of the rooms where the weddings happen and Rory
offers for them to sit in on another couples wedding now. Rory mentions they
will have to pay up front all their fees to marry there and Adam &
Pepper decide to come back another day.
Pepper & Adam laugh as they look through the wedding booklet Pepper
pulled together as a child and about her desire to walk down the aisle to
Disney song ‘A Whole New world’ now celebrity couple Peter Andre &
Jordan have used it for their wedding.
Adam tells Pepper he doesn’t want their marriage to be in at the office
they visited but Pepper cannot see how they can stay together any
other way. Adam tells her there has to be another way.
Karl tells Steve about the test results and assures him his company is
not at fault. Karl informs him he has been sent some free samples for
Steve as well. Karl mentions their dinner all together later and Karl
leaves thinking Steve has accepted his companies conclusions.
Steve however wants to get the drugs checked out and asks Bridget to
organise a courier for him. Steve rings a friend ‘Kev’ and asks if he can
run tests on the drugs Karl has just given him.
Erinsborough Hospital – consultation room:
Dr. Newton tells Carmella she wants to take some blood samples from her
and Rosie leaves the room. Frazer explains Ringo has decided to go
back home to the family home after Prue’s request. Rosie isn’t so sure it
isn’t such a bad idea as she reasons that maybe him living with them
made Ringo think he was all grown up when actually he wasn’t.
Bridget brings Steve a fax from his mate Kev and he is shocked to see
one of the ingredients is almost half the amount the box says. Miranda
interrupts and brings his attention to some names she & Bridget have
thought of for the practice. They include ‘Dog day afternoon’, ‘Tails of
the city’, ‘Paws & Whiskers’, ‘Heavy Petting’ & her favourite ‘Paws for
Steve tells them he has already thought of a name and booked the sign
guy to install it that week. He announces he is calling it ‘Erinsborough
Vet Clinic’ which the girls think are boring.
Miranda asks them not to be late for the dinner later as she leaves to
prepare for the evening.
Steve comments to Bridget that the old sample Karl had also checked out
to be not what it seemed as he looks at the fax again. Steve comments
it is going to be an interesting dinner party and that he even liked
Pepper has resorted to using some stones like a tarot reading to try
and tell her what her next move should be but Adam tells her she already
knows she doesn’t want to leave Australia. Pepper tries to convince
herself about the registry wedding but Adam tells her basically them
marrying anywhere is just too soon for both of them in their relationship.
He suggests they go back to enjoying the time they have left together.
Erinsborough Hospital – waiting area:
Carmella is assured by a nurse her wait for the results won’t be long
Frazer sees his mother & Ringo getting ready to leave to meet his
father who has come to pick them up. Frazer makes a decision he is coming
home to stay with Ringo as he refuses to allow his brother to give in and
to make him realise he is something special.
Susan makes reference to Zeke having not visited Tom yet in the home
but is interrupted by a pan boiling over. Rachel rescues the pan and
Susan returns to hosting with Karl as they and Miranda wait for Steve &
Bridget to arrive. Karl mentions about Harold joining them but Susan
informs them he isn’t coming as he is organising a flight to visit Sky &
Kerry who have already reached New South Wales. Miranda seems concerned
about a baby having to drive all the way to Port Douglas but feels like
she is interfering in something that doesn’t concern her. Karl jokes her
interference is just the carrying on of an old tradition in the street
Steve & Bridget arrive still in their work clothes much to Miranda’s
embarrassment but Susan & Karl play the perfect hosts and Karl offers
Steve a beer. But Steve wants to discuss the pharmaceutical tests he had
done and explains the results to Karl before showing him the fax. Steve
explains he is happy to stay friends provided Karl knew nothing of this
but warns he’ll have nothing to do with him if he did.
There is a tense moment in the Kennedy/Kinski house.
Erinsborough Hospital – consultation room:
Dr. Newton tells Carmella that her tests show her iron count is low but
quite normal for her condition. Carmella doesn’t understand and asks
what could cause it. Dr. Newton suddenly realises Carmella has no idea
the reason and announces to her & Rosie that she is pregnant.
Regular Cast Credits
• Christine mentions two family members Colin & Judy when
discussing wedding guests with Pepper
• Off screen Sky, Kerry & Boyd have reached NSW
• Pepper & Adam were looking to book their wedding at the earliest
chance – it would have been September 7th
• The drugs Karl provided free to Steve were 60% less than the
compound should be
• Off screen Harold is discussed as booking a trip to visit Sky &
Kerry the following day
• Off screen Janae informs Christine about Pepper & Adam’s
• Reference to Peter Andre & Katie Price using Disney’s ‘A Whole
New World’ song at their wedding
• Pepper uses tarot stones to try and predict her future
• Carmella is pregnant
• Off screen Steve’s friend Kev performs pharmaceutical tests for
• Off screen Graham Brown arrives at the hospital to drive Prue &
Ringo back to the Brown family home
Summary by Paul