Episode 5033

Australian Air Date: 17th March 2010
UK Air Date: 24th March 2010

Annie and Romeo both get the leads in the school play, but not as they’d expected. Xavier catches Gina and John in a compromising situation. Liam decides to move out of the Farm House

ANNIE CAMPBELL (CHARLOTTE BEST)
JOHN PALMER (SHANE WITHINGTON)
MICK MORELLI (GREG HATTON)
MEL BLAKENEY (CLAIRE McDIARMID)
TANYA STEVENS (HAYLEY MAGNUS)

Written by Fiona Bozic
Directed by Danny Raco

Extended Summary

Annie auditions for the play, giving a brilliant performance. Romeo however gives less of a performance when he stands on stage. When Annie and Romeo check the notice board at lunchtime, they are thrilled to both find out they each got the lead parts in the play. Romeo is less pleased to discover he is in fact playing the part of Juliet while Annie is playing the part of Romeo.

With his divorce now finalised, John is feeling like a free man and the first thing on his list is to ask Gina Austin out. With Gina unsure of John’s intentions, she avoids him until she can’t avoid him any longer and, after some wooing, she agrees to go out with him. At the first chance he gets, John tells Gina just how interested he is in her, which clarifies this is in fact a first date. After the date Gina invites John in for coffee, quickly finding herself in his arms and kissing passionately. Xavier gets a rude shock when he arrives home to find his mother and John Palmer together, quickly getting dressed.

Martha and Liam head out to purchase a new car for Liam. Martha has convinced him he needs her there so he doesn’t buy another lemon. Cruising around car yards all day, Liam is taking advice from Martha about how to buy a car without giving away the fact that you’re too interested in purchasing. When the question arises about what Liam is looking for in a car, talk subtly turns to what Liam is looking for generally in life, with Martha knowing she’s a part of that answer. Liam eventually settles on a Harley Davidson bike. With their friendship back on track, Martha notes what a great time she had. Liam notes the same thing, which is why he wants to move out. This shocks Martha but the last thing Liam wants is to ruin their friendship once more.

Tony has announced his idea about teaching kids how to box at Summer Bay High – but it’s met with a cold reception from Gina who doesn’t feel comfortable about promoting violence within the school. There are too many risks as far as she’s concerned which quickly puts an end to Tony’s plan.

Scene cut from episode:
Once home, Romeo tells Alf what a terrible job he did. Alf brings up something Romeo hadn’t thought of – if Romeo doesn’t get the part he’ll have to handle watching another boy kiss Annie on stage.

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