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Episode 2726
Network Ten: 21/10/1996
BBC: 25/04/1997
UK Gold: 17/04/2003

Written by Lyn Ogilvy
Directed by Robert Meillon
Guest stars
Melissa Drenth: Aimee Robertson
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura

Summary:-
The mystery of Melissa deepens when she fails to come home to the Kennedy's one night. Danni and Luke appear to be well on the way to a reconciliation, however Danni feels threatened by Luke's constant inclusion of Joanna in their plans.

Note: Sarah Beaumont, Catherine O'Brien, Ruth Wilkinson, Lance Wilkinson (not yet appeared) and Lou Carpenter all now permanent.


Episode 2727
Network Ten: 22/10/1996
BBC: 28/04/1997
UK Gold: 18/04/2003

Written by Jenny Lewis
Directed by Robert Meillon
Guest stars
Bill Wilkinson: Ian Stanley Pearce
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura

Summary:-
Danni is made to realise Joanna is not a threat to her relationship with Luke. Philip and Ruth manage to track down her ex-husband and the car. Hannah and Jon become lost when they go on a skating adventure.

Note: First permanent appearance of Lance Wilkinson. The character was originally to have been called Jon Wilkinson, but was renamed when it was realised viewers would remember Andrew Bibby from his previous character Lance Hails. The first few summaries refer to 'Jon' instead of 'Lance'.


Episode 2728
Network Ten: 23/10/1996
BBC: 29/04/1997
UK Gold: 21/04/2003

Written by Hugh Stuckey
Directed by Robert Meillon
Guest stars
Brett Stark: Brett Blewitt
Hoon 1: Luke Anderson
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Mal feels cheated in his business dealings with Darren. Hannah and Jon's adventure lands them in trouble. Brett and Darren sort out some brotherly differences.

Episode 2729
Network Ten: 24/10/1996
BBC: 30/04/1997
UK Gold: 22/04/2003

Written by David Allen
Directed by Robert Meillon
Guest stars
Brett Stark: Brett Blewitt
Melissa Drenth: Aimee Robertson
Anthony Davies: Justin Braine
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Billy continues to feel that he is losing Melissa when she gives him the run-a-round. Sarah feels that Catherine has worn out her welcome at number thirty and asks her to leave. Brett gives Libby some heartfelt advice regarding Darren.

Episode 2730
Network Ten: 25/10/1996
BBC: 01/05/1997
UK Gold: 23/04/2003

Written by Scott Taylor
Directed by Robert Meillon
Guest stars
Brett Stark: Brett Blewitt
Melissa Drenth: Aimee Robertson
Anthony Davies: Justin Braine
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Melissa finally makes a decision regarding her relationship with Billy. Sarah is beginning to realise how badly she has handled things with Catherine. Darren receives another smack in the face when Lou tells him he's hired Mal to do the alterations to the pub.

Episode 2731
Network Ten: 28/10/1996
BBC: 02/05/1997
UK Gold: 24/04/2003

Written by Marieke Hardy
Directed by Nicholas Bufalo
Guest stars
Grumpy Man: Cliff Ellen
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Nobody can stop Billy's black mood. Toadie feels for his mate, but he can do nothing to cheer him up. Sarah decides to pack her bags and make a quick exit when she discovers Steven's on his way to Australia. Libby tells Darren the relationship is definitely over and Brett comes over to support Libby through this tough time.

Note: Brett Stark now permanent again.


Episode 2732
Network Ten: 29/10/1996
BBC: 05/05/1997
UK Gold: 25/04/2003

Written by Ian Coughlan
Directed by Nicholas Bufalo
Guest stars
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Karl is failing to cope in crisis. Danni gives Luke an ultimatum - he must move someone out of his house so that she can move in. Out of jealousy, Darren tampers with the car when Brett and Libby have taken a drive.

Episode 2733
Network Ten: 30/10/1996
BBC: 06/05/1997
UK Gold: 28/04/2003

Written by Michael O'Rourke
Directed by Nicholas Bufalo
Guest stars
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Casper Mack: Adam Fiorentino
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura

Summary:-
Darren has a confession to make to Libby. Marlene finds a new friend at her local op-shop who looks remarkably like Harold Bishop. Hannah is stunned when Casper reveals that he is moving to Queensland with his dad.
Scene from episode 2733

Episode 2734
Network Ten: 31/10/1996
BBC: 07/05/1997
UK Gold: 29/04/2003

Written by Margaret Wilson
Directed by Nicholas Bufalo
Guest stars
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Young Boy: Paul Czarnota
Young Girl: Blaise Stowers
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Ramsay Street may be gaining two more residents. Toadie may have a rodent plague on his hands. Helen remains convinced Harold Bishop is alive.

Episode 2735
Network Ten: 01/11/1996
BBC: 08/05/1997
UK Gold: 30/04/2003

Written by Helen MacWhirter
Directed by Nicholas Bufalo
Guest stars
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Shop Assistant: Brenda Palmer
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
After a meeting with the bank, Karl discovers he is in financial trouble now that he is not a working doctor. Sarah's placed in a state of panic when a letter from Steven arrives. Helen starts to have doubts about seeing Harold.

Episode 2736
Network Ten: 04/11/1996
BBC: 09/05/1997
UK Gold: 01/05/2003

Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Tony Osicka
Guest stars
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Lord Steven Harrow: Stewart Morritt
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura

Summary:-
Karl faces a financial dilemma when the bank refuses his loan. Harold refuses to find out about his past and Danni gets caught up in Sarah's cunning plan.

Episode 2737
Network Ten: 05/11/1996
BBC: 12/05/1997
UK Gold: 02/05/2003

Written by Sally Webb
Directed by Tony Osicka
Guest stars
Lord Steven Harrow: Stewart Morritt

Summary:-
Jo and Mal have an enlightening day at the races. Steven isn't fooled by Sarah's little plan and Darren decides to confess his true feelings to Libby before he loses her for good.

Episode 2738
Network Ten: 06/11/1996
BBC: 13/05/1997
UK Gold: 06/05/2003

Written by Luke Devenish
Directed by Tony Osicka
Guest stars
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Dahl & Puppy: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Hannah, Jon, Toadie and Billy come across an injured young dog that is in need of a home. Toadie's mice family is discovered by Karl and they are ordered out of the house. Brett still has some work to do in changing Darren's attitude toward Lou.

Episode 2739
Network Ten: 07/11/1996
BBC: 14/05/1997
UK Gold: 07/05/2003

Written by Scott Taylor
Directed by Tony Osicka
Guest stars
Madge Bishop: Anne Charleston
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Dahl & Puppy: Trained by Jason Hura
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura

Summary:-
Jon and Ruth continue to unpack and find their feet in the Martin House. Luke is very apprehensive about speaking to the school kids about his recent experiences with cancer. Helen is absolutely thrilled to receive a call from Madge.
Scene from episode 2739

Episode 2740
Network Ten: 08/11/1996
BBC: 15/05/1997
UK Gold: 08/05/2003

Written by John Hanlon
Directed by Tony Osicka
Guest stars
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Madge Bishop: Anne Charleston
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Puppy: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Ruth is surprised when she receives a mysterious phone call, Darren and Jo have a serious bonding session. Harold and Madge are reunited at last.
Scene from episode 2740

Episode 2741
Network Ten: 11/11/1996
BBC: 16/05/1997
UK Gold: 09/05/2003

Written by Karyn Noble
Directed by T. Grant Fenn
Guest stars
Madge Bishop: Anne Charleston
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Jon is caught in a lie, but he covers to save his secret job. Brett makes himself first priority and threatens to leave Erinsborough. Harold runs from his past despite Madge's best efforts.

Note: Dahl not in the episode - Puppy was.


Episode 2742
Network Ten: 13/11/1996
BBC: 19/05/1997
UK Gold: 12/05/2003

Written by Ray Kolle
Directed by T. Grant Fenn
Guest stars
Madge Bishop: Anne Charleston
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Old Man: Bruce Lee
Old Woman: Diana Lee
Young Boy: Jared Daperis
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Ruth discovers Jon's late nights are caused by young love. Madge decides to leave, until Harold decides to stay. Danni may be too smart for her own good, or will Luke be her match?

Episode 2743
Network Ten: 13/11/1996
BBC: 20/05/1997
UK Gold: 13/05/2003

Written by Susan Bower
Directed by T. Grant Fenn
Guest stars
Adam Young: Nathan Godkin
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Darren's turns over a new leaf and extends the hand of peace. Brett decides to leave - and Danni is going with him! When Billy has a shocking day at school, he takes his feelings out on Karl.

Note: Final appearance of Brett Blewitt and Eliza Szonert.


Episode 2744
Network Ten: 14/11/1996
BBC: 21/05/1997
UK Gold: 14/05/2003

Written by Victoria Osborne
Directed by T. Grant Fenn
Guest stars
Lord Steven Harrow: Stewart Morritt

Summary:-
Karl decides he must return to medicine but will his confidence let him? Sarah resolves her relationship with Steven. Toadie's infatuation with Sarah leads to a potentially violent situation.

Episode 2745
Network Ten: 15/11/1996
BBC: 22/05/1997
UK Gold: 15/05/2003

Written by Christopher Gist
Directed by T. Grant Fenn
Guest stars
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Madge Bishop: Anne Charleston
Lord Steven Harrow: Stewart Morritt
Puppy & Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura

Summary:-
Toadie's efforts in protecting Sarah from Steven fall flat. Ruth is furious with Debbie for leaving Helen alone whilst cooking. Philip is shocked to discover Jon and Hannah are supposedly going out together.

Episode 2746
Network Ten: 18/11/1996
BBC: 23/05/1997
UK Gold: 16/05/2003

Written by Piers Hobson
Directed by Robert Meillon
Guest stars
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura
Casserole: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Mal's efforts to redirect Jo's romantic interests in him backfire. Karl's devastated after he discovers he can't go back to medicine, even if he wanted to. Hannah and Phil have an almighty argument over Hannah's imaginary boyfriend.

Episode 2747
Network Ten: 19/11/1996
BBC: 26/05/1997
UK Gold: 19/05/2003

Written by Jenny Lewis
Directed by Robert Meillon
Guest stars
Anne Wilkinson: Brooke Satchwell
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura

Summary:-
Mal tries to put Jo off going out with him. Ruth's kids are driving her crazy. Darren tells Lou to stop emotionally blackmailing him.

Episode 2748
Network Ten: 20/11/1996
BBC: 27/05/1997
UK Gold: 20/05/2003

Written by Hugh Stuckey
Directed by Robert Meillon
Guest stars
Anne Wilkinson: Brooke Satchwell
Madge Bishop: Anne Charleston
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Bonnie: Trained by Jason Hura

Summary:-
Darren decides to move into number twenty-two with Marlene and Lou. Ruth's daughter, Anne, decides to move back home. Harold's memory of Lou and their rivalry returns.

Episode 2749
Network Ten: 21/11/1996
BBC: 28/05/1997
UK Gold: 21/05/2003

Written by Rick Held
Directed by Robert Meillon
Guest stars
Madge Bishop: Anne Charleston
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Dahl: Trained by Jason Hura
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura

Summary:-
Toadie writes an anonymous love letter to Sarah in the forlorn hope of winning her heart. Susan attempts to cheer Karl up after the coronial inquiry into Cheryl's death. Harold and Madge rekindle an old flame.

Episode 2750
Network Ten: 22/11/1996
BBC: 29/05/1997
UK Gold: 22/05/2003

Written by Lyn Ogilvy
Directed by Robert Meillon
Guest stars
Anne Wilkinson: Brooke Satchwell
Madge Bishop: Anne Charleston
Harold Bishop: Ian Smith
Dahl & Bonnie: Trained by Jason Hura
Holly: Trained by Luke Hura

Summary:-
Mal and Catherine discover a mutual attraction, but will they ever get together? Harold and Madge start to fall in love all over again. Karl catches Toadie out and threatens his mice breeding scheme.
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