Episode 80

Australian Air Date: 6th May 1988
UK Air Date: 2nd June 1989
Writer: Greg Haddrick
Director: Gaye Arnold

Samuels intervenes to instill new confidence in Danny, while Roo puts stage two of her plan into action.

Final episode. Was saved from committing suicide by Jeff Samuels, and left town.

Extended Summary

Tom tells Pippa that Danny thought he was set up by her with Ailsa as a date.

Pippa talks to Danny about it. She thinks he should apologise to Ailsa for acting so hostile to her. Danny says he has just done it.

Samuels has a training session on the beach with Steven among others of his sports class.

Samuels thinks Danny is a quitter just because he wanted to commit suicide. Steven tells him that Danny was very good at sports before his accident. Samuels asks Steven if Danny’s name is Danny King. Steven tells him that is true. Samuels meets Danny and is very excited. He has met him a long time ago and Danny had signed Samuel’s bat when he was about 7 years old. Samuels admires Danny for his ability at sports and has changed his mind about Danny and says that Danny is definitely not a quitter.

Samuels asks Danny if he could come and give the kids a pep talk before a cricket match. Danny doesn’t want to at first but changes his mind and says yes to it.

Bobby talks to Ailsa about why she has split up with Alf.

Alf has been out playing golf (no footage shown).

Danny changes his mind regarding the talk before the cricket match. Danny tells that to Tom when he was about to drive Danny to the cricket match. Danny won’t do the pep talk for the kids.

Samuels finds out that Danny won’t come to the cricket match. He talks to Danny about it. He tries to change his mind.

Samuels and Danny talk about it. Danny explains the reason he changed his mind and said no to the pep talk is because he does not know what to say to the kids. Samuels won’t give up and wants Danny to do the speech.

Samuels also wonders why Danny hasn’t taken part in any wheelchair sports.

After a bit of persuasion, Samuels takes Danny to a basketball match for people in wheelchairs.

Samuels does it so Danny will see how good they are at it and what kind of equipment they use. (Footage is shown of very good basketball players in wheelchairs).

Samuels also makes Danny see that there are other sports as well for people in wheelchairs.

The cricket match begins. Danny changes his mind about giving the pep talk and he will do it. Tom drives him to the cricket match.

The team that Danny gave the pep talk to wins.

Celia finds a pregnancy test in Roo’s room. Roo has deliberately put it there so Celia would see it.

Ola Carlsson, 1999