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Episode Summaries > 2009 > Episode 5651
Written by Rene Zandveld, Directed by Chris Adshead, Produced by Neal Kingston

Channel Ten: 23/03/09 Five: 25/05/09

• Bridget wants to give away her baby but Declan’s ready to be a dad. Rebecca urges him to stick by Bridget
• Libby tells Dan she’s pregnant, Karl questions whether it was Dan’s idea
• Ringo is told to ditch his friends by new football team mate Adam Clarke

Melbourne - Nightclub: Ringo socialises with his new team mates. He looks pensively when his told about the club’s initiation process.

No 28: Declan and Zeke are stewing after being snubbed by Ringo. Bridget arrives and tries to take Declan’s mind away from Ringo, discussions about the future however are ultimately short lived when Declan mentions the baby, causing Bridget to feel uncomfortable and abruptly leave.

Melbourne - Nightclub: Ringo desperately phones home looking for a favour, Zeke answers and puts him in his place. Adam Clarke asks Ringo if he is ready for the initiation and all Ringo can muster is a face full of anxiety.

Adam Clarke's house: Ringo states he has a psychology exam in four hours, yet this doesn’t register with his new football friends. He tries to laugh off the whole matter, but is suddenly told to strip and an anxious look returns to his face.

Adam Clarke's house - Bathroom: Ringo nervously walks around naked, clearly in two minds about what to do next.

No 30 - Living room: Libby dismisses naming the baby after a cricketer and doesn’t even respond when Dan suggests “Elton”. She insists it's going to be a girl, raising her eyebrows, when Dan declares Ben wants a brother. Libby quizzes him after this revelation and Dan covers, by revealing he told Ben a sister wouldn’t steal his Spiderman outfit. Libby smiles and sniggers, suggesting the baby be called Malcolm, which Dan quickly dismisses. Realising his error, he apologizes, fortunately for him Libby doesn’t care, instead her thoughts turn to something else.

No 28 - Dining table: Libby’s thoughts leads herself and Dan to visit the Kennedy house, where a tired looking Susan greets them. After a brief chat, Libby asks her mother whether they could call the baby Grace, clearly happy, Susan informs Zeke explaining Grace was her mother’s name. Zeke stirs the pot by suggesting it might be a boy, Dan steps in saying “We’ll still call it Grace”, which in turn leads to Libby glaring at him. Susan enquires about Ringo, Zeke tells her he stayed at Adam Clarke’s house, leading Susan to recall hearing that name before over an alleged criminal incident.

Adam Clarke's house - Bathroom/Pool area: Ringo is now naked out in the open clearly frustrated at not knowing what to do, and he hasn’t got a clue where his team mates are. A girl enters and asks Ringo if he was using the basin on show, Ringo gingerly tries to cover himself as the girl puts some makeup on. Ringo searches the house and finally spots his new friends outside by the pool. On arrival he is congratulated, clearly bemused, he questions if he did the right thing by not staying in the house. Clarke says he passed the test and a relieved Ringo laughs to himself. Clarke then introduces him to Jade, who was the girl he met inside the house. Ringo explains they’ve already met and corrects Jade by saying his name is not “Bingo” but “Ringo”. Clarke tells him to get dressed which sparks more laughter from Ringo, who can’t believe the mess he had got himself in moments before.

Harold's Store: Bridget and Declan seem to have made up, whilst Dan shows Libby some baby clothes he's just purchased. Declan quickly spots the clothes and tries to generate talk about the baby. Bridget’s keen to get off the subject of babies, instead choosing to focus on the upcoming exam at school, which is important if she is to become a doctor. As she makes her way out of the store, she has a brief chat with Libby, which is cut short due to Libby appearing to experience some stomach pains. An oblivious Dan looks on smiling.

Lassiter's Complex - Outside Harold's Store: Declan tries to revise but can’t focus on anything other then babies. He sees them everywhere as he looks around the Lassiter's complex, which is hosting a baby fayre, imagining what fatherhood would bring.

Erinsborough High - Classroom: The last few students give in an essay to Dan, while Zeke and Declan fool about. Bridget hands in her essay to Dan, who is interested to know why paint is all over her work. She explains it was an accident due to her new found cleaning obsession, which she seems a bit embarrassed about.

Erinsborough High - Corridor: Declan bumps into Libby, leading paper to go all over the floor. Declan spots the baby clothes once more, and laughs with Libby over his obsession with everything to do with babies.

Erinsborough High - Classroom: Dan reassures Bridget that her new cleaning obsession is perfectly normal, but it doesn’t seem to have the desired effect, as Bridget swiftly walks past Libby and Declan.

Erinsborough High - Corridor: As Bridget opens Declan’s locker, Declan’s attempt at stopping her doing just that fails. Bridget’s startled and angry when she finds various baby clothes inside the locker, and it sparks an argument as Declan explains that his life isn’t mapped out like Bridget’s, and he doesn’t want to give up the baby.

Adam Clarke's house - Pool area: Ringo wakes up to find that most of his team mates have left. Late for his psychology test, he is shocked when Clarke offers him a chance to drive his Humma back to Erinsborough High.

Erinsborough High - Corridor: Bridget’s stressed but is comforted by Libby, who succeeds in aligning Bridget’s focus to the psychology test, although Libby’s facial expression indicates she’s hiding something.

Erinsborough High - Classroom/Office: As the students sit the exam, Libby is clearly distressed and runs out. Moments later, Dan enters wondering where his wife is. He finds her slouched on the floor inside an office, Libby apologises, she thinks she’s lost the baby.

Road: Ringo’s journey to Erinsborough High in Clarke’s Humma seems to be going smoothly, as Clarke tells Ringo to enjoy being a star. However, police sirens are heard in the background, Ringo has been drinking and doesn’t have a proper license. He fears his superstardom may be over before it has even properly begun.

Regular Cast Credits

Featured Regular Characters: Ringo Brown, Declan Napier, Zeke Kinski, Bridget Parker, Libby Kennedy-Fitzgerald, Daniel Fitzgerald, Susan Kennedy

Guest Cast: Clint Bizzell as Adam Clarke, Aaron Jakubenko as Rhys Sutton, Rachel Tan as Jade McKenzie, Maureen Edwards as Jill Smith

Trivia Notes
• Maureen Edwards previously appeared in 2008 as Callum's grandmother, Hilda Jones

Summary by Daniel

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