Fiona hears on the 'phone from Beryl that Bill has confessed,
and she says it's fantastic news. She says she and Kevin will
get the red carpet ready! Kevin asks Fiona how Bill could do that
to John, and adds, "Poor Susie." Fiona says David has
gone to see Susan to find out if she's OK.
Susan is sitting staring into space when David arrives. He tells
his daughter that he and Beryl were visiting John when the news
came through. He says Susan shouldn't be by herself, and adds
that he's sorry at the way things turned out. Susan bursts into
John is back home, and Fiona opens the champagne. Beryl proposes
a toast to John, welcoming him home. John tells Fiona that her
belief in him helped a lot. Fiona replies that she can't stand
a maudlin drunk!
Susan asks David if he can take her to the Palmers' to talk
to John. David says she should stay with her family for a while,
but Susan declines, and says she just wants to apologise to John.
John, Fiona, Beryl and Kevin quickly get through the bottle
of champagne, before Beryl says she doesn't want Susan to see
the celebrations if David brings her back as he'd planned. Fiona
says she understands. Susan and David arrive shortly after. Susan
tells John she let him down, and is sorry. John says he understands.
Susan then tells her family that Bill is her husband, she still
loves him, and she will wait for him until he gets out of prison.
She then asks David to take her home.
Angela calls Mr. Sinclair, a solicitor, to ask him to help John.
Jill arrives at Dural and Wayne answers the door to her. She says
she's looking for Angela, to which Wayne replies, "You're
a friend of John Palmer aren't you?" Jill says, "That's
right," and she walks into the study, where Angela is still
on the 'phone. Jill interrupts the call and passes on the news
that John is free. Angela hurriedly gets rid of Mr. Sinclair!
Jill tells Angela that John's best friend had confesed. Wayne,
who is listening, says it's great news, and remarks that it's
a shame about Angela's car! Angela says she can use the money
from selling it when she flies to Melbourne tomorrow to see John.
Susan is on the 'phone, waiting for someone to answer, when
there is a knock at the door. It's Nora Todd - Susan says she's
been trying to ring her. Mrs. Todd tells Susan that she has been
given a warning by the police, and has just come to collect her
things. Nora says she can't forgive herself, but Susan says she
was just protecting someone she loved. Susan says that the two
of them must stick together, and she invites Nora to come and
live with her, thus helping to ensure Bill will still have a place
to come home to when he gets out.
Jill is left alone with Wayne at Dural. She makes it clear that
she doesn't like him because he dobbed on John. Wayne tries to
defend himself, but Jill isn't impressed. Gordon and Patricia,
just arriving back from Woombai, come in and meet Jill. Angela
and Jill want to talk to Gordon immediately. When the two of them
head off into the study, Patricia tells Wayne she's heard someone
else confessed and thinks it's good news. Wayne says it's almost
as good news as Angela going to Melbourne to be with John. He
then adds, "I thought that would grab you!"
Patricia looks shocked. Jill tells Gordon that her pregnancy was
all Fiona's story - John didn't want to lie, but he wanted to
keep Angela out of his problems. Gordon apologises, and then Angela
tells him about her planned trip to Melbourne. While this is going
on, Jill decides to leave them to it, and, when she goes to the
front door, Wayne offers her a lift home. Jill declines, but Wayne
persists by asking if he can call her. Jill says, "If you
want to waste your money!" Gordon and Patricia are both against
Angela's trip, with Gordon telling his daughter to ring John to
warn him that she's coming. Angela wants it to be a surprise,
though. Patricia then reveals to Gordon that Angela has sold her
car. She tells her daughter that if John cared for her, he'd have
called her the moment he was released. Angela says she's made
up her mind and there's nothing Gordon or Patricia can do about
it. Gordon raises his eyebrows!
The next day, as Kevin is getting ready for school, he says
David's in a foul mood. Beryl tells Fiona that David has hardly
spoken to John since he got home, probably because he feels guilty
for not believing his son. Beryl adds that David never was
good with words. Fiona asks Beryl if she thinks John and David
would get on better if they lived apart, but Beryl says it would
make no difference - and besides, John's in his home now. Beryl
gets ready to go to court for Bill's appearance in front of the
magistrate. The telephone rings - it's Patricia calling to speak
to John. She informs him that Angela is on her way, and she then
tells him that she wants him to let Angela down without revealing
he's her brother. Patricia tells John to think what it will do
to Angela when she finds out Gordon's not her father, and asks
what Beryl would think if she found out David had another child.
John says he'll think about it, and adds that, if he does what
his mother asks, it won't be for her. Fiona tells John
that he shouldn't give in to Patricia, but John thinks his mother
has a point. Fiona says John can think what he wants, but he then
realises that Patricia didn't even congratulate him on his release,
and he asks Fiona why he should really want to get to know his
Patricia tells Gordon that she's been thinking about Angela.
Gordon says she's gone, and there's nothing they can do. He wants
to go back to Woombai, as there's a lot to do. Patricia says,
"Gordon, we've got to talk," but Gordon replies, "Another
time." He adds that, with the way he feels about his kids
right now, he doesn't want to think about either of them.
The telephone rings. Gordon says he'll take it and speak to his
wife afterwards. Patricia tells him to forget it.
Bill doesn't get bail. Susan's getting ready to go and see him,
and to tell him that his mother is moving in. David tells his
daughter that he doesn't think Nora moving in is a good idea,
as it will remind Susan of Bill, and Susan needs to get on with
her life while she's waiting. Susan replies that if having Nora
there makes her think of Bill, then what's wrong with that?
Jill is walking along the street when Wayne pulls up in his
car with a bunch of flowers for her. He says, "7:30 OK for
you?" Jill replies, "What for?", to which Wayne
says, "Dinner of course! I'll pick you up - don't be late!"
Angela arrives at the Palmer house, but John gives her a cool
reception. He tells her that she shouldn't have come, he doesn't
want her there, and he doesn't want to see her. He adds that he's
not interested in her, he doesn't love her and never did. John
finally tells Angela that she's a pretentious little snob, and,
as she walks out, he yells, "Go back to Sydney, where you