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Episode Summaries > 2009 > Episode 5652
Written by Elizabeth Packett, Directed by Chris Adshead, Produced by Neal Kingston

Channel Ten: 24/03/09 Five: 26/05/09

• Ringo passes his team initiation after leaving the bathroom
• Steve and Miranda learn of Bridget's adoption plans
• Declan tries to talk to Bridget about not going through with the adoption, but she doesn't want to discuss it
• Dan finds Libby, sitting in the office, believing she's suffering a miscarriage
• Adam Clarke's Humma is pulled over by the police, with Ringo driving

Road: A cop pulls over the car Ringo and Adam are travelling in and asks for Ringo’s driving licence. The cop recognises Adam, asks him for an autograph, and lets them on their way!

Erinsborough High - Corridor: Adam goes in with Ringo to smooth everything over with his teacher as Ringo has missed an important test. They bump into Didge, Zeke and Dec who are all introduced to Adam. Didge, Zeke and Dec are all worried about Ringo because he missed his test, but Ringo isn’t that bothered. Adam is asked for his autograph by some schoolkids before going to smooth things over with Ringo’s teacher.

Erinsborough & District Hospital - Waiting area: Susan, Dan and Dr Newton push Libby into the hospital on a trolley. Libby is in severe pain and Susan mentions to the doctors about the motorbike accident she had years ago. Libby is anxious about losing the baby and she is wheeled into another room and Dan and Susan are left outside.

Erinsborough & District Hospital - Examining room: Libby is having an ultrasound with Dan and Susan by her bedside. The ultrasound does not pick up a heartbeat at first, but does after Dr Newton adjusts it and everyone is greatly relieved.

Erinsborough High - Corridor: Zeke is telling Dec and Didge about Libby, and Didge admits that she thought Libby had indigestion. Ringo approaches telling everyone that Adam sorted out things with the school. Zeke asks how the initiation went and Dec guesses that Ringo had to go nude! As Ringo goes, Didge and Zeke agree that he's been behaving like a tool.

Erinsborough & District Hospital - Examining room: Libby is feeling better but Dr Newton says she’s not out of the woods yet, and Susan leaves to call Karl. Libby is sleepy and Dan plays with her hair – which she likes!

Dingoes' Den: Toadie’s in the gym and, noticing Ringo, comments to Steve and Lucas that he thought Ringo would be working out with the team. Steve says he’s working off Adam’s party which greatly impresses Toadie and Lucas! Steve thinks Adam is a moron and thinks other players would be better mentors. Ringo doesn’t agree with this and Steve warns him to be careful.

Erinsborough & District Hospital - Examining room: Libby and Dan are cuddled up together when Libby suddenly has immense pain. Dan calls out for Dr Newton.

Erinsborough & District Hospital - Examining room: Dr Newton gives Libby an ultrasound with Dan and Susan again at her side, but this time the ultrasound machine sadly doesn’t pick up a heartbeat.

Dingoes' Den: Lucas is on the phone to Susan who’s called to let him know about Libby’s miscarriage. Lucas rushes off to the hospital. Steve mentions to Toadie that Adam is a good player but bad influence. Didge, Dec and Zeke walk in looking for Ringo to take part in a video they’re making for Rachel. Ringo says no but the guilt is too much and he changes his mind.

Erinsborough & District Hospital - Examining room: Libby says that she’s going to be ok and forces Dan to promise that they’ll try for kids again. Susan re-appears having called Karl and Lucas, while Dan becomes overwhelmed and makes his excuses to leave.

Erinsborough & District Hopistal - Carpark: Dan is approached by a security guard asking him to move his car. Dan loses it and is only stopped from punching the guard by the swift arrival of Lucas who promptly moves the car and apologises to the security guard.

No 28: Ringo is recording his video for Rachel, and Didge and Declan are arguing in the kitchen about their baby. Declan accuses Didge of not considering his feelings about the baby. Susan calls and Zeke gets the news that Libby has suffered a miscarriage. Zeke rushes down to the hospital, Ringo refuses to go with him saying that Zeke only wants him there so Karl and Susan don’t force him into counselling sessions.

Ramsay Street - Outside No 28: Adam turns up to take Ringo to a party and manages to convince him they’re jealous, explaining that when he became a professional player, some of his mates became resentful too, but unless they're a player, they don't really understand it all.

No 26 - Living room/kitchen: Didge is on the phone to Donna complaining about life in general, when Steve returns from walking Jake the dog and she confesses to him that, after hearing about what's happened to Libby, she feels really selfish giving up her child and she’s having second thoughts about the adoption.

Erinsborough & District Hospital - Examining room: Libby asks Susan how long they should wait before trying for another baby, and Susan tells her to ask a doctor but Libby refuses to do this saying a doctor will tell her not to try again as it's too dangerous. Susan thinks this may be sound advice. They start discussing what the baby would’ve been like, and Susan says she would be just like Libby “with Dan’s smile”, adds Libby, before suddenly falling unconscious. Dr Newton and a couple of other doctors arrive as do Lucas, Zeke and Dan. They are ushered out of the room.

Erinsborough & District Hospital - Waiting area: After a while, Zeke and Lucas leave to pick up Ben. Dr Newton comes out of Libby’s room to say that they can’t control the haemorrhaging and may need to carry out a hysterectomy. Susan says “yes” but Dan is next of kin and he’s not sure what decision to make. He knows Libby desperately wants another child, but is not sure it’s worth risking her life over.

Regular Cast Credits

Featured Regular Characters: Ringo Brown, Declan Napier, Zeke Kinski, Bridget Parker, Libby Kennedy-Fitzgerald, Daniel Fitzgerald, Susan Kennedy, Jarrod 'Toadfish' Rebecchi, Steve Parker, Lucas Fitzgerald

Guest Cast: Clint Bizzell as Adam Clarke, Carolyn Bock as Dr Peggy Newton, Klaire Gazzo as Nurse Brooke Mitchell, Dennis Manahan as Constable Len Sambell, Rowan Francis as Security Guard, Nathan Bird as Nurse #1, Sharon Karina as Nurse #2

Trivia Notes
• References are made to Libby and Steph's bike accident in 2000

Summary by Louise