Wayne calls the police and tells them he knows where John Palmer
is. Angela hurriedly grabs her car keys and drives to the stud,
where she sees John and tells him that the police know where he
is, and will be there soon. The two of them drive off. Angela
tells John that she believes he didn't commit the murder. John
says things are getting out of hand, but Angela says John can't
give himself up. She adds that Wayne won't tell the police where
she is because Gordon would kill him. She decides that
she and John must find a motel, as John can't go back to Fiona's.
Two policemen call at Jill's room, looking for "Scott Edwards".
They tell her that "Scott" is really John Palmer, and
he is wanted for murder. Jill lets the police into Fiona and John's
Angela and John find a motel. Angela wants to book a double
room, and she goes into motel to make the arrangements. John doesn't
know what to do, but eventually gets out of the car. He starts
walking down a crowded street and suddenly spots a police car
driving towards him. He goes and stands in front of it and gives
In Melbourne, Fiona and Beryl are preparing dinner. Fiona asks
if Nora is joining them. When Beryl says she is, Fiona
proceeds to pump Beryl for information about Mrs. Todd. Beryl
tells Fiona that when Bill was younger, he was a handful, but
he'd settled down since he met Susan.
Bill and Kevin have another talk, and Kevin tells Bill about
how Fiona caught him running away. He seems grateful that he was
stopped from making a mistake. Kevin tells Bill about how Fiona
used to look after John when he was little. Bill looks slightly
The meal over, Fiona reads tarot cards for Kevin. She tells
him he's full of originality and imagination, and says he'll make
a living using his brains. Fiona then offers to read Nora's cards.
The first card is 'The Lovers'. Fiona says this probably points
to Bill and Susan. Nora says she wants to know about Bill. Fiona
says Bill's 'past card' says he was trouble as a child, and he
had a long period of upset. She then turns over his 'future card'
but after seeing it, quickly hides it and says the tarot reading
probably wasn't such a good idea. However, Mrs. Todd wants to
know what the card was. Fiona relents and shows the card - 'The
Hanged Man'. Fiona tells Nora that, deep down, Bill knows there
is something he must say or do, but it is up to him to make the
Later, Nora tells Bill what happened. Bill tells Nora he thinks
Fiona has seen John, and is cooking up a way to get John off the
hook by blaming him. He says they must act naturally,
and go on seeing Fiona as if nothing had changed.
Angela goes to the boarding house and sees Jill. She tells Jill
that she knows about John Palmer. Jill tells Angela that John
has given himself up. Angela wanted to ask Fiona what to do, but
Jill doesn't know where Fiona is. Angela and Jill appear to get
on well. Jill tells Angela to go home, and says she'll call if
Patricia gets home from Woombai and Wayne immediately gives
her the envelope containing the newspaper clippings. He tells
Patricia how he dobbed John in. Patricia says, "You stupid
Fiona rings Jill and Jill explains how John has given himself
up and is now in jail. Fiona says she'll do something.
Patricia apologises to Wayne for flying off the handle, saying
that she's worried about the adverse publicity for the Hamiltons
if one of their employees is a murderer. Patricia is also furious
with Angela for breaking off her engagement to Simon. Angela wants
to use the wedding money to pay for John's defence, but Patricia
says Gordon won't go for it. Angela says he will once he's talked
to Mrs. Armstrong.
Fiona tells Bill that John has been picked-up. She says she
knows Bill's really the killer and threatens to call the police
to make a formal accusation. Bill tells her the police won't listen
to her, so to prove she's not bluffing, she dials the police and
tells them she has some important news about the Selmar murder.
Bill tells Fiona that the police will be unhappy at having to
come out on a wild goose chase, and reminds her that he has an
alibi. Fiona says Nora won't last ten minutes once the police
get to work.
The police arrive but won't listen to Fiona. Instead, they arrest
her for obstructing the course of justice and sheltering John.
Bill smirks as Fiona is taken away.
Bill later tells Nora that the police probably won't bother
her now, and, if they do, she should stick to her guns. He adds
that Fiona has cut her own throat. Bill is glad that Susan is
working nightshift and doesn't know what is going on.
The police take Fiona to an interview room and get her to sign
a statement. Fiona asks if the police have spoken to Mrs. Todd
- she says that Bill is lying and is forcing his mother to do
the same. The police tell Fiona that her accusations are serious.
Fiona says she wishes someone would take them seriously.
She asks that Beryl be informed of her whereabouts, but the police
say she already knows.
Beryl is looking up the name of a solicitor in the Yellow Pages.
She tells Kevin that they're going to fight to get John off the
proper way, then adds that she wished Fiona hadn't encouraged
John to stay on the run.
The police talk to Nora Todd, who tells them that Bill was with
her the whole time of the murder. The police believe her, and
leave. Mrs. Todd is upset that Bill made her lie to the police.
She asks Bill to tell her the truth, and says that, if he does,
she'll never need to ask again. Bill won't talk, though. Mrs.
Todd feels uncomfortable staying with Bill overnight and tells
her son it would be a good idea if they didn't see each other
for a while. But Bill wants to 'keep an eye' on his mother, and
when she tries to ring for a cab, he rips the 'phone from the
socket. Suddenly Nora realises Fiona was right. Bill starts saying,
"I didn't mean it, mum". Nora shakily replies, "Billy,
what's going to happen to us?"