Bill gives Nora some pills and tells her he didn't mean to kill
Sam Selmar - he just wanted his job back. He says he doesn't even
remember hitting Selmar, then adds that, when he saw his boss
lying on the floor, all he could think of were the cop shows he'd
seen on TV, so he wiped his fingerprints from the crowbar and
left out the back of the warehouse. He tells his mother that John
shouldn't have run away as he was innocent - he says the police
won't put John in jail because he didn't do anything. Bill then
tells Mrs. Todd to keep quiet, saying, "If we don't say anything,
it'll work out."
At the Palmers', Beryl takes a 'phone call from Fiona's solicitor,
saying his client will probably get bail. David tells his wife
that Fiona was stupid to get mixed up in everything, and should
have just told John to buzz-off. He adds that John probably spun
Fiona a yarn to get her to take him in.
At Dural, Angela is very chirpy, as Gordon is fine about her
calling-off the engagement, and he has agreed to help John. She
tells Wayne that it's time she came clean to Gordon about herself
and about Wayne ripping him off, saying she wants Wayne to get
what's coming to him. Angela goes to see Gordon in his study.
Mr. Hamilton says he's pleased Angela is standing by John, and
is proud of her. Angela then tells her father that, while he and
Patricia were overseas the previous year, she got involved with
a married man. He left his wife, but Angela then dumped him a
week later. Angela says she's telling her father now, before Wayne
gets in. Then she says, "That's not all..." Out in the
hall, Wayne has just told Patricia about his embezzling. He says
he was going to pay it back from his trust fund, but Patricia
doesn't believe him. Angela tells her father that Wayne has been
stealing money from the company, by taking a cut of the proceeds
from selling horses. She says that Wayne knew about her secret
and had threatened her with it. Gordon says he's ashamed of both
his children. He goes and shouts for Wayne. When Wayne enters
the study, he tries to get round his father by saying, "Look,
I can explain. It was more like a loan." Gordon says that
if Wayne wasn't his son, he'd call the police. Gordon tells Wayne
that he can have his trust fund money, and he can stay in the
house, but he doesn't want any more to do with his son. Wayne
goes and tells Patricia what happened. He says that maybe Angela
did him a favour, as he's now got his trust fund money. Patricia
tells Angela that what Wayne did was stupid. Angela asks if Wayne
told Patricia about his sister's affair with a married man, but
Patricia reveals she had already heard it on the grapevine several
months ago. Angela is upset that that she's hurt Gordon, but Patricia
says the shocks may do him good, as Angela and Wayne have both
been on pedestals. In his study, Gordon makes a telephone call
- he's changed his mind about helping John.
John has called Susan, and Susan reveals this fact to Bill,
who wants to know if John said anything else. He acts nervously,
even though Susan is patently on his side. Nora, who is close-by,
looks disturbed. She hears Susan talking about John 'phoning just
before the wedding to tell her Bill was the murderer.
David is getting ready to go and see John's solicitor.
Nora asks Bill why he didn't tell her John rang before the wedding,
then tells her son that he shouldn't have married Susan. Bill
tells his mother that they'll be OK if she keeps to her story.
There's a knock at the front door. It's Fiona, who is out on bail.
She charges in and tells Nora that she hopes she can live with
herself. When Fiona's gone, Bill tells Nora that Fiona is just
Angela argues with Gordon about not helping John, then storms
out of the house. Patricia tells Gordon it doesn't seem fair.
Gordon says he agreed to help because Angela was doing something
unselfish for a change, then adds that he doesn't know what to
think about Angela or Wayne any more. Patricia wants
Gordon to help John, but Gordon just says, "John's got family
- let them help."
Fiona goes to the Palmers'. Beryl tells her that David has gone
to see John. Fiona says that David will hear the truth, then.
Angela goes to see Jill. She says she still wants to help John,
but doesn't have any money. Jill asks her if she has anything
she can sell. Angela says she has her car. Jill says Angela could
alternatively get a job, to which Ms. Hamilton replies, "You're
joking!" But Angela does then say she'd do anything to help
David storms into his house and yells about the crazy yarn John
has just spun him. Fiona tells him it's the truth. David says,
"You were there, were you, when Sam Selmar was killed?!"
He won't believe Bill did it, but adds that he doesn't like having
to face the fact that his son is a coward. Beryl tells her husband
that if John can look her in the eye and say Bill did it, she'll
Bill's ready to go to work, but Mrs. Todd can't understand how
her son can go back to the warehouse. Bill tells his mother to
shut up. She retorts, "What will you do? Hit me?" Nora
tells Bill it's over - he must tell Susan and go to the police.
Mrs. Todd tells Bill she loves him.
Having had a good sleep, Susan wakes up and Bill tells her there's
no news on John. Bill has been gathering together the papers etc.
to run the household. He wants to take Susan through them so that
she can keep the place going if necessary. After he's done this,
he tells his wife he loves her, and adds that she's the best thing
that has ever happened to him. He then says, "I'm sorry Susie
- I killed Sam Selmar." Susan looks shocked.
A car pulls up outside the police station. Inside, Susan looks
upset and Bill tells her he that wants to go in on his own. Susan
says, "I love you." They hug, and Susan sobs. Bill tells
Susan not to hang around. He gets out of the car. Susan sits and
cries, then drives off as Bill stands by the police station door,