Archive for February, 2014

Neighbours Recap 6th-10th January

February 20, 2014

MON

Over at no.32, Matt announces that the police were able to track Georgia’s phone, and that police are en route, along with Toadie, Kyle, Kate and Chris.

“It’s standard Police procedure to send friends and relatives along to potential volatile situations,” he explains.

“It’s standard Police procedure to send friends and relatives along to potential volatile situations,” he explains.

Moments later, Kate and the rest arrive at the scene, and, noticing a strange smell, hurry to the kitchen to turn off the stove. And that’s the end of that plot device. I guess the neighbours budget didn’t extend to costly explosions.

Anyway, Georgia is taken to hospital to be treated for her inhalation of noxious fumes. “Gas Inhalation!” remarks Kyle. “Sounds like the time I lived with Honga!”

“He sure loved his natural gas,” he elaborates. “Claimed it was 30% more efficient than electrical heating.”

“He sure loved his natural gas,” he elaborates. “Claimed it was 30% more efficient than electrical heating.”

The next morning at no.30, Georgia tells Sonya that she feels like such an idiot for trusting Gemma.

“Well, we all got Gem-rolled” remarks Sonya.

At least I think that’s what she said. It may have been ‘jam-rolled’, which makes about the same amount of sense.

At least I think that’s what she said. It may have been ‘jam-rolled’, which makes about the same amount of sense.

Sonya then reveals to Toadie that Jacob’s baby is still there, though Jacob himself is long gone. Shocked, Toadie suggests they call the police, but Sonya protests, arguing that taking this course of action would result in protective services taking control of the situation.

 “Plus, I’m sure he’ll come back to collect his son, maybe 15 years from now, posing as a guide dog trainer.” reasons Sonya.

“Plus, I’m sure he’ll come back to collect his son, maybe 15 years from now, posing as a guide dog trainer.” reasons Sonya.

Over at no.26, Kate sits which Chris and wonders aloud whether Georgia will forgive her. “Well, she’s a pretty forgiving person!” chirps Chris.

“Like how she’s really good friends with Scotty and hasn’t blocked him out of her life completely because he had the bravery to confront and accept his sexuality,” notes Chris.

“Like how she’s really good friends with Scotty and hasn’t blocked him out of her life completely because he had the bravery to confront and accept his sexuality,” notes Chris.

At Erinsborough Lake, Lauren meets up with Lucy Robinson for a chat and to debate which has sunk lower, her own morality for entertaining the notion of sleeping with her married neighbour, or Lucy’s breasts.

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TUE

After Bossy runs away, Kyle enlists the help of Kate to assist in tracking her down, which they eventually manage to do, finding Bossy lingering outside Georgia’s bedroom.

“Bossy always could sniff out a fellow Bitch,” remarks Chris somewhat callously.

“Bossy always could sniff out a fellow Bitch,” remarks Kyle, somewhat callously.

Later, over at no.32, leaden dialogue meets obvious foreshadowing, as Matt woodenly remarks that he believes that “2014 will be the year of the Turners!”

“Yeah!” replies Lauren. “It’s going to be a good year.”

I can only assume this means they’re all going to die, perhaps while riding the goodyear blimp.

That would make 2014 a good year

That would make it a good year

 

WED

At no.30, Sonya and Toadie determine that Elliot’s temperature is a bit high, leading them to debate whether to take him to the hospital, with Sonya reluctant due to the fact that it could lead to the involvement of the authorities – though she eventually relents.

I don’t know why they couldn’t just tell Karl it’s Nell, all babies on this show look the same anyway.

Ah, good old model T26A, a staple of the props department since 1986.

Ah, good old model T26A, a staple of the props department since 1986.

At the hospital, Georgia throws in her two cents, noting how appalling it is that Jacob just ‘abandoned his baby’, an observation that causes Sonya to erupt with fury. “And you’d know, wouldn’t you?” she shrieks, “With all of your vast parenting experience!”

Sonya makes a good point. After all, only a person with vast parenting experience is qualified to determine whether abandoning your child to strangers is a bad decision.

Sonya makes a good point. After all, only a person with vast parenting experience is qualified to determine whether abandoning your child to strangers is a bad decision.

At Charlie’s, Callum and Toadie trade barbs, with Toadie calling Callum a geek, which he is, though Toadie demonstrates remarkable restraint by not adding that he is a fat little pussy and that he’s ashamed of him. Callum retaliates by making fun of Toadie’s 90s hairdo.

like Samson’s strength, Toadie’s rebellious spirit, sense of fun and everything else that made him a good character died when he chopped off that mullet.

like Samson’s strength, Toadie’s rebellious spirit, sense of fun and everything else that made him a good character died when he chopped off that mullet.

THU

Outside Erinsborough Hosptial, Karl discusses his mayoral prospects with Kate, who reasons that the ‘Pro-business’ attitude displayed by Paul does resonate with the public. I guess she’s referring to the time Paul tried to con Erinsborough locals into selling their houses so he could help build a shopping centre which would have decimated local businesses and which everyone protested against.

or perhaps she means the time he burned down a beloved neighbourhood institution.

or perhaps she means the time he burned down a beloved neighbourhood institution.

Over at no.32, Bailey whines to Lauren and Matt about his unrequited love for Gemma, but is interrupted by a loud sigh from Matt, who’s just received a text message. “Got to go,” he announces, despondently. “I’m needed at the hospital.”

So he’s on duty? I also hate it when work gets in the way of my leisure time.

So he’s on duty? I also hate it when work gets in the way of my leisure time.

After Gemma shows up at the hospital to attempt to convince Georgia that no one loves her except her, the police, aka Matt, shows up, and in response to a query from Georgia about whether Gemma will be charged, Matt notes that “there is the issue of breaking into Kate’s email account.”

“That’s a crime with the gravest consequences,” insists Matt. “When Mason hacked Robbo’s email account, I made him eat all of his broccoli.”

“That’s a crime with the gravest consequences,” insists Matt. “When Mason hacked Robbo’s email account, I made him eat all of his broccoli.”

Over at no.30, Sonya awakes with a start, realizing she never got around to baking a cake for Nell’s birthday, confessing her guilt the following morning to Lauren. “It’s Nell’s first birthday and I forgot to make the cake,” she whines. “I’m the worst mother ever!”

“Oh I don’t know,” replies Lauren. “I still reckon the time you abandoned your infant son to go on a drug binge was worse.”

“Oh I don’t know,” replies Lauren. “I still reckon the time you abandoned your infant son to go on a drug binge was worse.”

 

FRI

Over at no.30, Callum tucks into some lamb shanks.

With their sexual tension having been gently simmering for a long time, Callum finds that lamb shanks couldn’t have been more tender.

With their sexual tension having been gently simmering for a long time, Callum finds that his beloved lamb shanks couldn’t be more tender.

Their moment is soon spoiled by Sonya, however, who barges in and starts raving like a madwoman as she attempts a last-minute scramble to organize Nell’s birthday party, though she is upset that the cake she’s prepared looks somewhat less like a flower than she’s intended. It’s a fascinating development.

Toadie can barely keep his eyes open from all the excitement

Toadie can barely keep his eyes open from all the excitement

Sonya then explains that her overzealous approach to Nell’s birthday is due to her guilt at not being able to properly commemorate Callum’s first birthday, tearfully letting him know that she’d tried to make him a cake at the time, but wasn’t up to it.

“Much as the writers have done in this scene, I always over-egged the pudding,” she blubbers.

“Much as the writers have done in this scene, I always over-egged the pudding,” she blubbers.

At Harold’s, Kate lets Kyle know exactly how she feels.

“I’m in love with you Kyle,” she says, earnestly

"At least until the next hunk moves onto Ramshs ay St," she continues. "But that could be months away!"

“At least until the next hunk moves onto Ramsay St,” she continues. “But that could be months away!”

Later, at Nell’s party, Georgia approaches Kyle and lets him know that he has to choose between her and Kate. Faced with having to choose between two options, Kyle stands mute in the kitchen, staring blankly ahead, all of his mental resources diverted to solving his dilemma.

"I've got it!" he exclaims, several hours later. "Crunchy is the superior peanut butter!"

“I’ve got it!” he exclaims, several hours later. “Crunchy is the superior peanut butter!”