The next morning, Patricia opens the door to Simon Armstrong.
He is calling for Angela, but she's still getting ready. Patricia
tells Simon that Angela really enjoyed the party the other day.
Simon says he's very fond of Angela and Patricia says Angela feels
the same about him. When Angela comes downstairs, she
hurriedly drags Simon out the door.
Angela and Simon arrive at the stud, and Angela explains that
Wayne is no longer the manager. Wayne tells Simon he's too busy
with his investments, but Simon doesn't appear to believe him.
Angela orders "Scott" around, but "Scott"
says he takes his orders from Gordon, and he won't do as Angela
asks. Angela kisses Simon in front of "Scott". The two
of them go out riding and have fun. When they get back to the
stable, "Scott" is there, and he stares at Angela -
she tells him he's being rude. "Scott" tells Angela
he knows she's only trying to get at him through Simon. Angela
replies, "Oh really?" "Scott" tells Angela
not to do anything stupid. Angela says if she had her
way, "Scott" wouldn't be at the stud at all,
and she tells him to remember he's just an employee.
Back at Dural, Simon tells Angela how much he loves her - and
he asks her to marry him! Angela says she never realised he was
that serious about her and she tells him that it's not right -
she's nowhere near ready to marry. She asks him why he had to
blow things. Simon says he can't help it if he loves her. Angela
says they can still be friends, but Simon appears uninterested
in this compromise and decides it would be best if he left.
In Melbourne, Beryl wonders who's helping John. She tells David
it can't be Doug, or her parents, but she thinks it may be Fiona
Thompson. David is driving to Sydney the next day, and Beryl urges
him to go to Manly, but David says he doubts John would have remembered
the address there. He doesn't want to discuss Fiona or John. As
Beryl and David argue, Kevin walks in, but his parents won't tell
him what's going on. Later, at the dinner table, Kevin asks to
be treated like an adult, and reiterates that he wants to know
what's going on. David decides it's about time he talked about
things, so he tells his son about how he was Kevin's age - or
a bit older - and Patricia was a year younger. Their parents didn't
think they should get married, but David loved Patricia at the
time. John was born, but Patricia ran off, thus ending the romance.
David met Beryl and they married. Susan and Kevin were born and
John came to live with the Palmers. David tells Kevin that Beryl
thinks John is with Fiona. Kevin asks his father if he loves Beryl.
The reply is, "Of course I do." Kevin then asks about
Patricia but David says he never saw her again. Kevin asks what
Patricia was like. David says, "I loved her."
Patricia orders Angela downstairs. She has found out that her
daughter refused Simon's proposal and is furious. Angela yells
that she doesn't love Simon, to which her mother retorts, "What's
love got to do with it?!" Angela shouts, "If
you love him that much, why don't you go after him?!"
Patricia slaps Angela round the face.
"Scott" enters Jill's room. She is sitting doing some
sewing. She knows "Scott" is dying to find out more
about her, but all she will say is that when she met Fiona, she
had a few problems and Fiona helped her out. Now Jill's repaying
her. Jill and "Scott" decide to go for a night on the
At Dural, Angela picks up the telephone receiver.
John gets ready to go out. Fiona also has plans - she is meeting
up with Jack - "a good friend." Fiona asks her boarders
for a lift over the bridge. John asks her, "Isn't your friend
picking you up?" to which Fiona replies, "He did that
years ago!!" Just after the three of them walk out the door,
the 'phone begins to ring...
Next morning, Beryl thanks David for talking to Kevin. She says
David must clear a few things up with himself, but David says
he couldn't face going back to Fiona's and those days. He leaves
John and Jill had a good time. John looks shocked when Fiona
and her friend, Jack, appear in their night attire. He tells Jill,
though, that he was just surprised.
Patricia tells Wayne that Mrs. Armstrong is the only person
who hasn't replied to the party invitation. Wayne tells his mother
that Angela is just playing hard to get and says he'll go and
see Simon on his way to the stud. At the Armstrong residence,
Wayne tells Simon that Angela is terrified of Simon's mother.
He says Simon and his mother should come to Patricia's party so
Angela and Mrs. Armstrong can get to know each other. Mrs. Armstrong
suddenly appears and starts putting Wayne down over the loss of
his manager's job. When Wayne leaves, Mrs. Armstrong asks her
son what Wayne is after.
At the stud, Wayne offers "Scott" a beer at lunchtime.
"Scott" is wary, but Wayne says they'll get on better
if they stop competing. Wayne invites "Scott" to the
party, saying Patricia wants him to come - he even offers to get
a written invitation. "Scott" is initially wary, but
agrees to go if he sees the invitation.
Fiona tells John that she wouldn't trust Wayne, but John says
he needs to get to know Patricia - he doesn't like her but needs
to see if there's anything more to her.
Patricia tells Mrs. Armstrong on the 'phone that she's delighted
she's decided to accept the party invitation. After the call has
ended, Patricia praises Wayne for his achievement. Wayne then
breaks the news that they have to invite "Scott Edwards",
saying that he could come in handy, as Angela feels awkward with
him around. Wayne gets his mother to write the invitation.
David is in Sydney and stands outside the boarding house, staring
at it. He thinks back to the events of twenty years ago.
John gets ready to go out for a walk. He tells Fiona that he
still doesn't know anything about her apart from her being his
Aunt Fiona. She replies, "Isn't that enough?" As John
heads towards the front door to go out, David heads towards the
same door to go in...