John pops into Jill's on his way out, and makes fun of her attempts
at decorating her apartment. Jill suddenly spots a stranger wandering
along the corridor and asks him what he thinks of her painting.
When John hears David's voice replying, he quickly hides behind
the front door, horrified that his dad has turned up. David goes
and knocks on Fiona's door. Fiona opens the door and recognises
David immediately, although she does say that 15 years is a long
time. All John will say to Jill is that it could be embarrassing
for Fiona if David saw "Scott" there. John telephones
Fiona from Jill's room, and in a guarded converstaion, Fiona tells
him not to worry. She then turns to David and tells him it's good
to see him. She adds, "There's something wrong, isn't there?"
David tells Fiona about the murder, and about John being seen
fleeing from the scene. Fiona innocently replies, "Little
Johnny?" She sympathises with David but says she hasn't seen
his son. David says his family are cut up about the whole situation.
Fiona invites David to stay at the boarding house for the night,
and asks David to go and get in some beers while she fixes the
spare room. On his way out, David spots the photo of him and Patricia
from 1962. While David is out, Fiona goes to Jill's and tells
John that she can't just boot his father out. She tells John he
must stay at Jill's overnight. Fiona then goes back to her room
and empties the 'fridge of the beer already in there. She sits
back down in the lounge just as David returns with more beer!
Over dinner, Fiona tells David that John doesn't sound like
the kid she knew. David says he can't believe John did it; he
knows John's not a liar, but the police saw him running away from
the warehouse, and Selmar said John's name before he died.
As John waits in Jill's apartment, he is in two minds as to
whether he should go into Fiona's and confront his father. He
ventures out into the corridor and as he stands outside Fiona's
front door, he hears her asking David what he would do if he knew
where John was. John is horrified to hear his father say he'd
dob his son into the police.
Bill and Susan arrive at their new apartment, and Bill carries
his wife over the threshold. The flat is a tip, though, and Bill
blames the agent for the mess; Susan makes light of things, though.
A short time later, Beryl is there to help them clean up! She
tells Bill that Mrs. Selmar had called. Bill says, "Not on
our honeymoon?" After the cleaning is done, Bill offers to
drive Beryl home. Just as they are about to leave, there is a
knock at the door and Mrs. Selmar is standing there. Beryl pretends
she forgot to pass on the earlier message. Mrs. Selmar tells Bill
she wants him to have the company car and her late husband's golf
clubs. All she wants in return is a lift home. Bill takes Beryl
at the same time - Mrs. Selmar somewhat sarcastically says to
Beryl, "Wonderful. It'll give us a chance to get better-acquainted."
The next day, John tells Fiona how he almost came in when David
was there, but he overheard what his father said about the police.
Fiona tells John that David loves him. John says, "Maybe."
He goes to get ready for Patricia's party. He tells Fiona that
Wayne was very nice to him at work today, but Fiona says it sounds
fishy, and she warns John to watch himself.
It's 9pm at Dural and the party is in full-swing. A knock at
the door heralds the arrival of Simon Armstrong and his mother.
Wayne goes to get them drinks, and he tells Gordon they're there.
Gordon goes over to Barbara Armstrong and welcomes her. Wayne
asks Angela if she's going to talk to Simon. Angela says she will
when she's ready. "Scott Edwards" then arrives and Patricia
tells him he'll find Angela and Wayne in the living room. Angela
goes over to Wayne and asks him what "Scott" is doing
there. Wayne tells his sister he thought "Scott" was
a friend of hers. When "Scott" says hello to Angela,
she goes over to Simon and kisses him.
In Melbourne, Beryl looks at a photo of John. She's disappointed
that David didn't find his son in Sydney, but David says they'll
just have to wait until he's ready to be found. David
says that at least he faced some old memories - it was good for
him, and taught him a lesson.
Bill returns somewhat later than expected to his and Susan's
flat. He tells his wife that Mrs. Selmar kept him for hours with
her questions. Susan says it doesn't matter.
Angela looks bored at Simon's conversation and keeps glancing
at "Scott". Patricia tells Wayne she's getting too old
to rock and roll! Wayne asks his mother what she now thinks of
inviting "Scott". Angela goes over to "Scott"
and asks him what he thinks is so funny. "Scott" says
he's glad to see his first impression of Simon was spot-on. Patricia
looks pleased at Angela's expression.
Gordon and Barbara talk in Gordon's study - they get along well.
Patricia enters at the end of a conversation about Woombai. Barbara
tells Patricia that it's the first decent conversation she's had
all evening! Barbara goes to talk to Angela, who says, "You
know what it's like being the daughter of the hostess with the
mostess!" Wayne asks "Scott" what he thinks of
Simon marrying Angela. "Scott" looks slightly stunned
and wants to talk to Angela alone, but Simon tells "Scott"
that Angela doesn't want to talk to him. The two of them go to
the study, though, and "Scott" tells Angela that he
doesn't want her making a big mistake by marrying Simon to get
back at him. Angela says she couldn't care less about
"Scott" and is marrying Simon whether "Scott"
likes it or not.
Angela goes and tells Patricia about the engagement. Patricia
is delighted, and immediately goes and announces it to the guests
at the party. Gordon looks shocked at the news and Angela looks
wryly at "Scott". One of the guests says to Barbara,
"Isn't it a wonderful surprise?" to which Mrs. Armstrong
replies, "I could think of a better word!"
John leaves the room. Gordon asks Angela if she's happy. She says
she is, but she looks worried, as if she's not quite sure she's
made the right decision...