John has been to the beach to try to get his head together. He
tells Fiona he has three options - he can either go to the police,
ring Bill and have it out with him or call his mum and dad. John
decides on the second option - he can't believe Bill's really
a murderer, and maybe he can talk him into doing the right thing.
Fiona tells John to play on Bill's love for Susan. John says he
would have liked to have called his parents, but David has never
stood by him in his life, so this isn't an option.
John 'phones Bill at work. He tells Bill he can't marry Susan
and demands to know how Bill knew Selmar was on the 'phone when
he was attacked. John tells Bill he's packing it, but Bill says
he has an alibi. John tells his ex-best mate that Mrs. Todd would
say anything her son wanted. John tells Bill that if he loves
Susan, he can't marry her, and asks what will happen to her when
the police find out the truth?
As Beryl ices the wedding cake, Susan comes in and tells her
mother the cake is 'nice'. When Beryl appears hurt, Susan changes
this to 'great!' Susan hopes her grandad won't take over when
he arrives. David comes in from collecting his dad from the airport,
but says Mr. Palmer wasn't on the flight. David hopes his father
might have changed his mind about coming.
While John contemplates his problems, he sits and solves a Rubick's
cube! Fiona tells John that she hates him, as she'd been trying
for six months to complete that! John tells Fiona there's nothing
he can do. Fiona agrees, and says it's back to being "Scott
Edwards". John adds, "..for so long as my luck holds
David's father turns up in a taxi. As Susan looks out the window,
she tells Beryl that David and his father are already at it. It
turns out that Doug Palmer caught a standby flight, as it was
cheaper. Beryl tells Doug he's sleeping in John's bed. Doug says,
"Silly young idiot - and that's all I'm saying about it."
David tells his father he tries not to interfere too much in his
kids' lives. David wants to go out and work on his van. Beryl
says she wants him at the table for tea. David says he and his
dad should avoid each other to stop the inevitable arguments.
Nora and Bill join the Palmers for tea. Doug guesses Bill didn't
really want a church wedding and says Bill mustn't let Susan wear
the pants. After the meal, David and Kevin want to watch cricket
- David says it'll stop there being any arguments with his father.
Beryl tells Nora that she was very quiet at dinner. Nora asks
if Beryl thinks John is innocent, and adds that she couldn't bear
to lose Bill. Bill goes into the kitchen and tells his mum it's
time to go home. Susan asks Bill if he's OK and gets the reply
that it has been a tough day. Susan tells Bill that Beryl wonders
why she runs to the 'phone every time it rings. She says "You
don't think I'd marry a murderer, do you?" Bill says "I
The day of the wedding dawns, and Kevin tells Lynn she looks
great in her bridesmaid's dress. Lynn says she likes Kevin's grandad.
Kevin says it's funny how you see people differently when you're
older. As Doug Palmer waits in the front garden, a van draws up
from Network 7 Regional News. A reporter, Andrew Fuller, wants
to interview Susan, but asks to talk to Doug first. David spots
what's going on and tells Fuller to buzz off and go home. Doug
tells Fuller he'll talk David round. David tells Fuller he'll
call the police if the reporter puts one foot inside his gate.
Doug tells his son that he made a galah of himself.
When Bill and Mrs. Todd turn up, Andrew Fuller tries to talk
to them. Bill gets very angry and tells Fuller to shove it. He
also threatens to crack some of the news team's equipment over
Fuller's head if he doesn't leave it. In the house, Nora asks
Bill if he killed Selmar. Bill avoids the question, but Nora says
she's scared for him. Nora says she has to know. Bill tells her
"You should know..."
After the wedding, the reception takes place in the Palmer house.
Bill thanks everyone and tells his mum he appreciates everything
she's done - everything... She looks at him, warily.
In Sydney, John isn't eating much because he's deep in thought
about Angela. He tells Fiona that he wants to clear himself because
of Angela, but then reminds himself that he hasn't got much to
offer Ms. Hamilton.
In Kevin's bedroom, Lynn says she feels great. Kevin tells her
she's drunk! Lynn says she only had a few glasses of champagne.
As they lie on the bed together, Doug enters the room and orders
Lynn to get out. Kevin tells his grandad it's not like it looked,
but Doug says he'll tell David when he gets back from Mrs. Todd's.
Upon David's return, Doug lays into his son and tells him how
he found Kevin and Lynn on Kevin's bed. Doug says they were up
to the same thing as David was twenty years ago. Doug tells David
to do something, or Kevin will end up making as big a mess of
his life as David.