John doesn't believe Fiona, telling her that what she's saying
about Angela is not even a good lie. But Fiona has proof
- she shows John a photograph of the young Patricia and David,
and she relates the story of how they arrived at the boarding
house, where Patricia to give birth before running off with her
daughter, leaving John behind. Fiona tells John that David never
gave up on Patricia, but whatever got them together had gone.
John can't believe Fiona let him go on feeling the way he did
about Angela. Fiona tells him she was scared - she adds that John
can't tell anyone who he is until he's cleared his name.
Patricia is still making party plans. Gordon asks Wayne why
he isn't at the stud, where he's supposed to be meeting an important
client. Wayne says everything is in hand, and his assistant, Jeff,
is handling it. Gordon tells his son not to let it happen again.
Wayne drives to the stud. He speaks to Jeff and tries to get
him to cover for him, but it's too late - the important client
was annoyed that Wayne (the stud manager) wasn't there, and is
going to 'phone Gordon to express his dismay at the running of
When Wayne gets back home, Gordon hauls him into his office.
He is angry, and wants to hear his son's side of the story. Wayne
tries to lie and say there was a misunderstanding, but when his
father doesn't believe him, he admits he forgot about the appointment.
Gordon tells Wayne he's getting a new manager for the stud - he's
giving his son the sack.
After only one day, John has quit his job as a brickie's assistant.
He has spent all day thinking about Patricia being his mother,
and he tells Fiona he's going to ask the Hamiltons for a job.
Fiona begs him to consider the risks if he were to open his mouth
Patricia tells Gordon that she worries about him working late.
She's concerned that Gordon over-reacted by taking Wayne's job
from him after one mistake, and asks her husband to give him a
second chance. But Gordon says he's trying to do the best for
his son. He won't back down and asks his wife to trust his judgement,
but she won't. The 'phone rings. It's "Scott" calling
to ask if he can see Gordon. They agree to meet at Dural the next
morning. John says to Fiona, "So far, so good."
The meeting duly takes place and "Scott" tells Gordon
he thought he liked him and would give him a chance. He offers
to work a week without pay - all he wants is a chance. Gordon
tells "Scott" he needs a stable hand, and "Scott"
immediately takes the job on a one week paid trial. Gordon warns
"Scott", though, that if he upsets Angela, he shouldn't
expect to stop around. On his way out, "Scott" runs
into Patricia. He stares at her before telling her about the job
and saying "I'll be seeing you, Mrs. Hamilton." Patricia
tells Wayne that Gordon hired "Scott" to spy on him
at the stud, and says "Scott" is competition. Wayne
tells his mother he expects to get rid of "Scott" in
a week. When Angela finds out what has happened, she is angry
at Gordon. But Mr. Hamilton says he respects "Scott"
for standing by Jill - he's made his decision and he's going to
stick by it. Gordon tells Angela she's being childish and says,
"Scott keeps his job until I have reason to get rid of him."
Kevin tells Lynn his parents are "handling it" over
John. Lynn starts walking ahead so her parents don't see her with
Kevin. Kevin tells his girlfriend to stand up for her rights,
and they try to get each other to confront their parents, but
both back down.
At home, Kevin tries to talk to David, and they end up going
to the park for a game of cricket. After a knock around, they
sit down and David tells his son how he had almost made the school
first team. Kevin asks why he didn't and asks if it was something
to do with Doug. But David refuses to talk any more. Kevin pushes
things, asking if the arguments at the wedding were to do with
John's real mum. David avoids the question.
"Scott" arrives at the stud for his first day of work.
Angela is already there on a horse, and doesn't look pleased to
see him. Gordon and Wayne arrive in their cars. "Scott"
tells Wayne he thought he was the manager; Wayne tells "Scott"
to keep his mouth shut and do what he's told. At home in the evening,
John tells Fiona, "I'll last," when she asks how things
At Dural, Angela teases Wayne about getting his hands dirty.
Wayne says Gordon wants to teach him a lesson and he'll be back
managing the place in a month. Angela says the new manager will
check the books and find out Wayne has had his hand in the till.
Wayne says he's covered his tracks. He then goes and sees his
father and tells him "Scott" got in the way at the stud.
Wayne tries to tell his father he's learnt his lesson and wants
his old job back, but Gordon says he's hired someone else, and
even if he hadn't, he still wouldn't re-employ Wayne as manager.
Gordon tells Wayne that he gave him responsibility too early,
to which Wayne retorts that Gordon just wants him down with "guys
like "Scott"". Wayne asks his father if he thinks
he needs more backbone.
In the sitting room, Wayne pours himself a drink. Patricia comes
in and tells him that it's late, but Wayne says he's not drunk
yet - he can't even manage that. Patricia says drinking
won't help, and adds that she'll work on Gordon. Wayne says Gordon
always comes around for his wife, but he wanted him to do it for
his son. He asks Patricia if Gordon cares about him -
he mainly grew up with his nana and papa and then went to boarding
school - Gordon didn't even want him around. Wayne says it serves
Gordon right that his son is useless. He buries his head in his
hands and sobs, "I wanted him to do it for me."