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Episode Summaries > 2009 > Episode 5738
Written by Jason Herbison, Directed by Jovita O'Shaughnessy, Produced by Neal Kingston

Channel Ten: 22/07/09 Five: 23/09/09

Recap
A montage of Bridget and Declan's finest moments
Declan, Steve and Miranda are told that Bridget has died



Erinsborough & District Hospital: Steve and Miranda sit on a bed, Miranda is sobbing her heart out and Steve is doing his best to comfort her. Meanwhile out in the waiting room, Dec sits almost trance-like on the floor with India's pram beside him, rocking it back and forth.

No 22 - Living Room: Ringo is in tears, Donna is quiet, trying to come to terms with what's happened. Sunny is lying on the settee in tears, resting her head on Zeke's lap, the pair of them struggling to accept Didge's death.

Erinsborough & District Hospital: Declan is still sitting trance-like on the floor when Miranda and Steve come out the room. Miranda puts her hand on Dec's knee to comfort him. Karl approaches them, he has found out that Didge was killed by a blood clot. He tries to speak to Declan about organ donation but Dec can't cope with that thought yet.

No 28 - Kitchen: Ben and Charlie are playing with a car on the table whilst Libby and Dan worry whether or not they are ok. Steph, Kate, Callum and Toadie walk in, Steph immediately goes to hug Charlie. Shortly after, Lucas arrives and goes to hug Steph to comfort her. Harry and Sophie join everyone, Sophie goes to play with Callum, Ben and Charlie. Sophie suggests doing something nice for the Parkers, Callum suggests making a cake. They are discussing how Didge died, Ben thinks it was a heart attack. Steph goes over and explains that it is ok to be sad, Ben tells her that they want to make a cake for the Parkers. Steph discusses this with everyone else and a cake competition is set!

Ramsay Street: A taxi pulls up outside number 26 and Miranda, Steve and India get out. Steve, with his voice breaking, says he can't go back in the house. Miranda eventually persuades him to.

No 26 - Living Room: Declan is staring at a picture of Didge when the Parkers arrive back. Steve says he thought that Dec would return to the hospital. Just then Rebecca arrives back and immediately goes to comfort her son.

No 26 - Nursery: Declan and Rebecca are talking about Didge, Rebecca says that she was a "wonderful girl". Rebecca promises him that they will get through this. Dec says nothing, Rebecca, upset, hugs him.

No 26 - Living Room: Miranda is pacing the living room holding India when Rebecca comes out of the nursery. Rebecca admits to Steve and Miranda that Dec is really struggling. The phone rings, Steve thinks it may be Riley so answers the phone. It's not, it's a call about a dental appointment for Didge. Taking the call, Steve breaks down so Rebecca takes over the call, cancelling the appointment. Miranda wonders if Dec wants to see India, not understanding why he is ignoring her so far. Rebecca tries to explain that he just needs more time. Steve tries to explain to Rebecca that Dec needs to sign papers for Didge's organs to be donated. Just then Dec appears in his running gear and heads out, not speaking to anyone.

Street: Declan can be seen running very fast. He stops, momentarily, before continuing.

No 26 - Living Room: Dec arrives back, soaking wet. Rebecca is on the sofa with India. She tells Dec that she is worried about him and that he is really scaring her. Dec is tearful saying that he will never see Didge again. Rebecca gets tearful when she says "I know." Dec gets upset when he says that all he has left of Didge is a message on her voicemail. Rebecca tries to get Dec to hold India but he says he can't as "she has Didge's eyes."

No 28 - Kitchen: The two teams are trying to bake their cakes. Callum and Ben are tucking into the chocolate which doesn't please Lucas as chocolate is the main ingredient in a chocolate cake! This mucks up all the proportions and is something that Harry gets the blame for! Sophie sneaks over to spy and reports back to her team that the other team have mucked up their ingredients and are "toast." Callum wonders how they are going to judge this competition, Toadie says that they should get someone with experience to do this.

No 28 - Kitchen: Karl sits down at the table to begin the cake testing, Steph insists he is blindfolded to be fair. First up is the chocolate cake, which has too much sugar. Next is the vanilla cake, iced with pepper! It's a tie.

No 26 - Living Room: Miranda is pacing the floor, Steve is alone with his thoughts and Rebecca offers to make everyone a cup of tea. India is crying, Miranda worrys that Dec is not coping and wants to go and comfort India. Rebecca tells her not to.

No 26 - Nursery: India is lying, crying in her cot. Dec is sitting huddled on the floor looking at a picture of the three of them.

No 26 - Nursery: India is still crying when Miranda does eventually enter the room, by now Dec is sitting beside the cot. Miranda goes to comfort India as Declan asks how her arm is. Miranda replies her arm is OK. She picks up the organ donor forms and starts to speak to Dec again about organ donation saying it's something Didge really believed in. Dec signs the papers as Miranda goes to pick up India. As he goes to leave the room, Miranda asks if he'd like to hold India. Dec replies that he "can't even look at her."

No 26 - Living Room: Steve and Miranda are looking at a picture of Didge just as Rebecca walks through from the kitchen. They tell Rebecca that they have decided to move out as there's not much here for them now. Rebecca points out that there is India, but Steve and Miranda have decided that staying is too much. They are returning to Oakey, Rebecca points out that India needs them. Steve says that they want to take India with them, Rebecca tries to point out that Dec needs his "little girl" but this has little effect on the Parkers. Miranda points out that Dec is not coping, Rebecca says no-one is coping. Dec joins the room wondering what's going on. Rebecca tells him that Steve and Miranda want to leave and Miranda adds that they want to take India with them. Rebecca is still against this but Dec says he can't look after her and he thinks the Parkers are right.

No 26 - Kitchen: Declan is upset, Rebecca is trying to comfort him as Steve and Miranda look on. Declan starts to cry for Didge before walking out. Rebecca turns to Steve and Miranda saying she is not going to let this happen. Steve points out that it doesn't have to be permanent, Rebecca replies saying that it sounds permanent and even if it wasn't could they really give up India? She says if India is taken away it will destroy Dec. Rebecca begs them not to take India away but it has no effect.

Regular Cast Credits

Featured Regular Characters: Katie Ramsay, Harry Ramsay, Sophie Ramsay, Sunny Lee, Karl Kennedy, Zeke Kinski, Ringo Brown, Libby Kennedy-Fitzgerald, Ben Kirk, Stephanie Scully, Charlie Hoyland, Daniel Fitzgerald, Lucas Fitzgerald, Toadfish Rebecchi, Callum Jones, Miranda Parker, Steve Parker, Bridget Parker, Rebecca Napier, Declan Napier, India Napier, Donna Freedman

Guest Cast: None

Summary by Louise