Written by Piers Hobson, Directed
by Philip East, Produced by Sally-Anne Kerr
Episode Summaries >
Channel Ten: 23/11/94 BBC One: 22/08/95 UK Gold: 08/08/01
• Sam and Brett find the washed up boat, with Danni's insulin, but no sign of her or Malcolm
• Cheryl wrongly suspects that Lou has spent the missing money from their bank account on her birthday present
and Danni are on the beach, Mal tries to warm her up but she doesn't appreciate it. They argue a bit
and Danni says she needs insulin.
and Susan are thinking of things to do, and agree on having
sex. As they make their way over to the bedroom, there's a
knock on the door. Marlene enters, they wish her happy birthday,
and she goes on about Casserole escaping into her garden and
eating her flower beds. Karl tells her to leave, saying it
is his day off.
makes Cheryl some breakfast. He gives her some birthday cards
then gives her a massive present, which she assumes is what
he spent thousands of dollars on. She opens it eagerly and
sees a Pie Maker staring back at her. Lou gets a hunch
that she doesn't like it. Phil comes over uninvited and wishes
Cheryl a happy birthday, they leave to get Suede Tess a blanket,
and when Cheryl points out it's the middle of summer, they
still insist on going.
is trying to write a poem for the wedding. He shows Ren, and
she says she likes it, except the bit about her being like
a sister, saying he doesn't feel the same way about Annalise
that he does her.
and Marlene open their presents to each other. Marlene got Cheryl... a Pie Maker!. Cheryl
thinks Lou is planning a surprise party for her, and then
she sees that Suede Tess has chewed her favourite slippers.
Marlene says she'll train her.
the door of 28 opens again, just as Karl and Susan get ready
to go to the bedroom, Karl reckons it's a conspiracy. Annalise
storms in going on about this mole on her back, but Karl tells
her to go to the surgery and throws her out.
and Suede Tess enter 22 and speak to Cheryl. They chat about
washing and stuff, and Cheryl says the boys are out buying
stuff for the dog and not her. Marlene suggests that Lou's
getting her a present so big that he needs Phil to help carry
it. Marlene then says she has the dog under control, with
a choke chain. She tells it to sit, but it runs away from
her instead. Cheryl laughs at Marlene.
reads Mark's poem and thinks it sucks and should be more about
how beautiful she looks. Mark writes down what she dictates
and Phil get the jacket and show it to Cheryl. She at first
thinks he has got her a present, but realises it's the jacket
for the dog. She isn't impressed, and walks around holding
Lolly (who is in a clown's outfit) feeling
sorry for herself. Cheryl then says Marlene's training her
with a choke chain when they ask where she is, and Lou and
Phil run off to stop her.
is so fed up with interuptions that he creates a "do
not disturb" sign for the door. Susan says everyone will
know what they're up to, and Karl says they're "allowed"
because they're married. Just as Karl goes to put it up, a
man arrives to talk about the air conditioning. Karl, through
gritted teeth, says that the air conditioning is for the surgery,
not his house.
reads Mark's new poem, and says she hates it. Mark says Annalise
didn't like the old one, and Ren says she'll go chat to her.
Mark tells her not to, saying she has too much on her plate
what with the wedding and everything.
at 26 with Suede Tess, and Phil has a go at her saying she
was wrong to choke chain her, because she needs to have a
killer instinct and not ferret around looking for slippers. Marlene apologises and leaves.
22, Lou says the dog's a nuisance. Cheryl pounces on Lou
and starts to undress him, but he says he has to leave to
work on the HR at the car yard.
In New York, Debbie calls her dad. At
26, the phone rings. Phil comes out of the laundry
with a bath for Suede Tess, and puts it down to answer it
when the dog ignores him. Debbie brags about being on 5th
Avenue by the Plaza, and how she and Rosemary are now the
best of friends. She says she misses everyone,
and Phil says everyone misses her. He asks if she's coming
home for Christmas, and his smile fades when she doubts
that she can.
and Karl run to the bedroom when they realise they have a
moment of peace and quiet.
goes to Cheryl's to gossip about how Lou's having an affair.
Cheryl says he wasn't at the yard when she went by. She says
she's gonna ask him when he returns. Annalise gives her a
vase for her birthday, which she loves. She apologises again
for the reception business. She then says Lou's involved with
another woman, and Cheryl says she's gonna follow him to put
an end to the gossip once and for all.
and Danni are at the beach, and moan about how long they've
been walking. Danni is beginning to break down with a lack
and Annalise chat about Lou and his affair, and Marlene says
brides shouldn't be talking about that sort of thing. Ren
arrives, and says Marlene's cake she's made for Cheryl smells
nice. She chats to Annalise about the poem and says that they'll
have a "communication breakdown" before they know
follows Lou to the park in her car, and sees a woman approach
him. They hug and kiss and Cheryl is stunned.
Featured Regular Characters: Malcolm Kennedy, Danni Stark, Karl Kennedy, Susan Kennedy, Marlene Kratz, Cheryl Stark, Lou Carpenter, Annalise Hartman, Mark Gottlieb, Serendipity 'Ren' Gottlieb, Philip Martin
Guest Cast: Khym Lam as Ling Mai Chan, Bob Halsall as Air Conditioning Rep
• Mother and daughter Marlene and Cheryl share the same birthday
• First appearance of Khym Lam as Lou's long-lost daughter Ling Mai
• Marnie Reece-Wilmore is uncredited for her one scene appearance as Debbie