DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
NOAH. Noah Parkin. Problems or not? I’ve missed a few episodes of Neighbours lately (where’s Bouncer?) and I’m not sure what’s going on.
I love a stalker as much as the next girl, and the way he told those others he had a ‘‘ present for his girlfriend’’ and, I don’t know, that beanie . . . pull it down and cut eye holes in it and suddenly Erinsborough’s got a rapist/killer/kidnapper/pervert of whatever threat level. It won’t though, will it. Probably not. It’s not Summer Bay, after all, a place obliged by its name to have some dark days.
Noah (Orpheus Pledger) may be planning on spending the next four years growing dreadlocks, and he’s bought the hat to accommodate them first.
Kate’s scared of him anyway. I don’t know why. But I’m wondering now if Kate isn’t the unstable one. I mean, she lies to Lucas when Noah calls tonight, says it’s no one. Which actually sounds like Noah if you say it quickly. Then she pretends it’s Harold phoning about a shift. Lucas asks her didn’t she have the day off, when obviously the real question is didn’t Harold get washed off some rocks and die 20 years ago?
Trouble?: Orpheus Pledger.
I had no idea how innovative Neighbours had become. I don’t just mean the grocery lines they now sell in Daphne’s coffee shop. No. I’m talking about the way Noah came up on a graphic on the screen, for our benefit, when he phoned Kate.
And I see John Wood’s in the show. He’s a golf-playing doctor (not one of the innovations I was talking about) whose leg is being humped by Rhys Lawson to- night. Rhys puts on a barbecue to try to oil his way into a surgical-training program, only there’s a rat under the plate when he lifts the lid to put on the snapper. Vintage Neighbours. In the end credits it says animals were supplied by Animal Actors. It is a very Method rat. Neighbours Eleven, 6.30pm