Episode 16.3: ‘True Love and a False Ben’

Eliza is distraught – she thinks she is pregnant with twins by Reg, Reg’s new boyfriend Pablo is furious with her and blames her for Reg running off and ex Candi wants nothing to do with her.

Meanwhile, Fred and Gina are both desperate for some advice about their illicit affair and both individually talk to AJ about a ‘friend’ they have who is having an affair. AJ thinks he has it figured out – they both have the same friend! When Gina’s boyfriend Big Dick comes into the pub and overhears Gina trying to explain away their friend ‘Ben’, things get out of hand and a going away party in the pub is arranged for him that evening!

Fred had also tried to get advice from Simpkins about his ‘friend’s’ predicament, but Simpkins is rather more smart than AJ and when Gina comes into the cafe in a terrible state about the party they will have to put on for a non-existent Ben, he susses out the truth immediately.

At the party, the rest of Newtown are doing karaoke, while Gina and Fred are talking in the cellar. Fred finally decides to tell Gina his true feelings, he loves her and wants to be with her. Gina tells him she does not feel the same way and he leaves broken hearted, but she does feel the same way – she was just trying to do the right thing and end it all!

Big Dick goes to pick up Ben from the train station, where Simpkins is helping out Fred and Gina by waiting in disguise as their friend Ben. Big Dick sees through his disguise and thinks someone is playing a game with him, but he does not guess who or why and picks up a different Ben instead!

Memorable Moments:

  • The big emotions in the beer cellar of Fred and Gina
  • AJ leading the karaoke in the pub and Pablo changing the words of his song to fire venom at Eliza
  • Simpkins’ squeaky-voiced Ben!

Will Gina tell Fred how she really feels??

Will Simpkins keep Gina and Fred’s affair a secret??

Will Reg come back to Newtown and face the music from Pablo and Eliza?

Find out in Episode 4 of Season 16 of Closer Each Day at the Wardrobe Theatre on Monday 15th October at 8pm…with special guest PATTI STILES! 


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