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Episode Summaries > 2009 > Episode 5736
Written by Peter Dick, Directed by Jovita O'Shaughnessy, Produced by Neal Kingston

Channel Ten: 20/07/09 Five: 21/09/09

Dec and Didge seeing India for the first time
Dec and Didge trying to apologise to everyone
Dec and Didge promising never to fight again
Dec and Didge saying goodbye
The Parkers leaving for Oakey
The Parkers crashing the car
Steve trying to escape for help and trying to call Dec
Steve frantically hunting for Didge

Crash Site: The emergency services have arrived at the crash site and are attending to Miranda. They are asking her questions to assess her, but Miranda is more concerned about Didge and India. Miranda tells him that she was dazed and Didge said she would take India and get help. Steve promises to find her.

The Bush: Didge is walking along carrying India and stands at the side of the road hoping to find help. She sees something glinting in the trees and thinking it's help, rushes off to find it.

No 26 - Living Room: Dec is having trouble trying to find Bronte who is missing Jake.

No 28 - Kitchen: Donna, Ringo, Zeke and Sunny walk in looking for some food. Sunny doesn't see the fascination of the film though as she doesn't see the good side of people fighting. Susan tells Ringo that Dec was looking for him and he would really like to see him.

No 26 - Kitchen: Dec is trying to feed Bronte who is off her food.

No 28 - Kitchen: Susan is trying to point out to everyone that Dec could really use some friends and understanding at the moment.

No 26 - Kitchen: Dec puts some chips in the oven. Bronte wanders in but ignores her food so Declan assumes she is still missing Jake.

No 28 - Kitchen: Susan is trying to point out to Donna, Sunny, Zeke and Ringo that Dec didn't mean what he said.

No 26 - Kitchen: Declan sits eating his meal. Alone.

The Bush: Didge is hopelessly lost with India and calls out for help but nobody hears her. Exhausted hse has to sit beside a tree.

No 28 - Kitchen: Sunny is trying to defend Dec and Didge to Donna, Ringo and Zeke. Sunny says that they probably weren't chosen as godparents because they are still kids and asks them if they would have kids as godparents. Sunny says that they should remain friends with Dec and Didge. Zeke isn't so sure that this will work.

Crash Site: Steve is being examined by the emergency services. Steve tells them that he is a member of the rescue service back home and immediately offers his assistance in finding Didge. The Police approach Steve and ask him for a picture of Didge as that will help with the rescue mission.

No 26 - Living Room: Dec is sitting in the living room looking at a picture of Didge on his phone. He makes another call just as Bronte, who is still pining for Jake, walks through to the kitchen. Yet again Didge's phone goes to voicemail, yet again Dec leaves a message. Bronte wanders back through to the living room just as Dec says that he loves Didge and "Indie."

Crash Site: The Police tell Steve that there is no sign of Didge or India so they are expanding the search area. Steve is insistent to the Police that he helps them out. His phone rings, it's Declan and Declan knows instantly that something is wrong. Steve tells him that there's been an accident.

No 26 - Kitchen: Dec is running about frantic putting together an emergency bag. He runs out the door almost straight into Donna and Ringo who have come to apologise. Donna shows him a jumper she made for India but Declan is more concerned with going out to help with the crash. Donna realises something is wrong, Dec tells her that there has been an accident, that Didge and India are missing, Miranda is in hospital and Steve is hunting for Didge and India with the emergency services. Ringo and Donna offer to drive him to the hospital and they immediately leave.

Erinsborough & District Hospital: Ringo, Donna and Dec arrive at the hospital and are directed to Miranda's room. Dec walks in whilst Ringo and Donna stay outside. Miranda is connected up to all sorts of tubes and is asleep when Dec arrives. She immediately wakes and asks Dec if there is any update. Dec tells her there isn't. Miranda tells her that she saw Didge after the accident and she heard India crying. Miranda tells him that she let Didge go for help as she was drifting in and out of consciousness.

No 28 - Kitchen: Sunny is sitting at the table drawing. Susan walks through with some washing wondering where everyone is. Sunny tells her that they've gone to see Dec. The phone goes and Susan answers it. Her face drops.

The Bush: Darkness has fallen and Didge is cuddling India beside a tree. She tries to move but is unable to do so, as soon as she stands she falls back down. She starts to sing to India to comfort her. As she's doing so, Didge drifts out of consciousness.

The Bush: As daylight rises, the rescue team can be heard calling out Didge's name. They pause every few seconds to see if they can hear anything. Eventually Steve hears something - it's India crying. They follow the sound and find India and Didge. Steve wakes up Didge and tries to keep her conscious though eventually the emergency services have to take over.

Erinsborough & District Hospital: Susan is in seeing Miranda and Miranda wants to know if there's any news. Susan stops Jodie to find this out but Jodie has no update for her. Ringo and Donna are sat in the waiting area, Ringo says he wants to go in and see Miranda but Susan asks him to leave it for a while to let her rest. Dec is standing in the waiting area, Sunny and Zeke arrive with breakfast for everyone and take a seat. Declan watches everyone having breakfast and wonders what everyone is doing there. Ringo says that they're here for him but Declan doesn't believe this. He starts to have a go at Ringo saying that he was stupid to follow Ringo's advice and he should be out there looking for Didge and India. Dec is still ranting at Ringo when Jodie approaches with some news, they've found Didge and Miranda. As soon as he hears this news Dec goes in to tell Miranda. Miranda immediately tries to unhook herself, she needs to know that her daughter and granddaughter are ok. Jodie rushes in and tells Miranda she is in no state to unhook herself and that the ambulance will be landing in 15 minutes. Miranda asks Dec to go and meet them.

Erinsborough & District Hospital - Outside: The helicopter can be seen hovering outside ready to land.

Erinsborough & District Hospital: Dec is pacing the waiting room, Susan is trying to comfort him. Just then Dr Newton arrives and tells Dec she will update him when she can and then rushes off to meet the helicopter. A few seconds later Didge is rushed into Accident and Emergency, shortly followed by India who is on her way up to the Unit. Steve stares on helplessly.

Erinsborough & District Hospital: Dr Newton arrives in with some news, Didge is extremely ill and has some internal bleeding. Miranda is lying in bed and Steve tells Dr Olenski that she has to do whatever she has to do to save Didge's life. Dr Newton asks Dec to sign some papers before they can go ahead giving his consent for them to operate on Didge. He signs the papers with no hesitation telling Dr Newton to "just save her."

Regular Cast Credits

Featured Regular Characters: Sunny Lee, Susan Kennedy, Zeke Kinski, Ringo Brown, Miranda Parker, Steve Parker, Bridget Parker, Declan Napier, India Napier, Donna Freedman

Guest Cast: Mary Annegeline as Nurse Jodie Smith, Carolyn Bock as Dr Peggy Newton, Liam Pederson as Sergeant Mark Bernard, Terri Brabon as Yasmin Williams

Trivia Notes
Fletcher O'Leary (Mickey Gannon) is removed from the regular closing credits from this episode

Summary by Louise

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