Kevin wants breakfast in his bedroom, and, when he hurries out
of the kitchen, Beryl tells him to make sure he eats
it. Beryl asks John if he can include Susan in some of the things
he does with Angela. John says he isn't happy at the way Susan
treated Angela, but he agrees to Beryl's request - although he
says that he's going to the movies after work with a girl from
the depot. Beryl says, "You don't waste any time, do you?!"
In his bedroom, Kevin is writing to Lynn. Beryl comes in and tells
him that Lynn will get sick of hearing from him. Angela gets all
dressed-up for her first day at work, and Beryl tells her she
looks nice. Angela asks Beryl for directions to her new office.
Beryl suggests the tram and bus, and Kevin offers to draw a map
on the way to the tram stop. While they are out walking, Kevin
tells Angela about Lynn. Angela offers Kevin the money to go to
Tasmania to see his girlfriend, but he turns her down, saying
he's made a deal with David. The tram pulls up nearby and Angela
trips as she runs for it. She bursts out laughing!
At Woombai, Patricia sits on the verandah as Gordon gets out
of a jeep. Patricia says she's had a lovely morning, and tells
Gordon that Rosie has the tea ready. Inside, Gordon tells Rosie
that her scones are very nice. Rosie is quite rude to Patricia,
making a comment about a city girl not even being able to milk
a goat! When she leaves the room, Patricia comments to Gordon
that Rosie hasn't changed - she still hates her. Gordon tells
his wife that she should be used to it by now. Patricia tells
Gordon that Rosie thinks she is a jumped-up gold digger, and he
thinks she's the world's worst mother. "I can't win, can
I?" Patricia goes outside and milks a goat as Gordon and
Rosie watch! She gives the bucket of milk to Rosie and says, "Not
bad for a city girl, huh?" Rosie replies, "She's been
in the sun too long if you ask me!"
At Dural, Jackie Ingleton meets with Wayne. He tells her that
he wishes he wasn't going away. Jackie says, "So do I."
Wayne goes and gets the picture of Woombai from Gordon's study.
He shows Jackie and says the property won't look like that when
the miners get through. Jackie says Woombai is lovely, but Wayne
just says, "So's money." He then gives her a present
- a pair of diamond earrings...
Patricia is sorting out the junk at Woombai. She comments to
Gordon that Rosie doesn't seem to be upset by the sale, and Gordon
reveals that he hasn't yet told Rosie what's happening. He says
Woombai has been her home for over 30 years, and he doesn't want
to hurt her. Patricia immediately calls Rosie and says Gordon
has something important to tell her. An annoyed Gordon tells Rosie
that they've had a lot of good times, but he has money problems,
and he has to sell. Rosie says, "Well, it looks like I'll
be packing my bags, then." Gordon tells Rosie that he'll
try to persuade the new owner to keep her on, and says that, if
he can't, Rosie can come to Sydney to work for the Hamiltons.
Rosie remarks that Patricia wouldn't like that and adds, "I'm
a tough old bird - I'll sort something out."
That evening, Angela tells Kevin she made it to work OK, and
says she was let off early - "I think the boss fancies me!"
She gives Kevin a letter with a Tasmania postmark. He takes it
to his room, reads it, smiles happily and then sits down, looking
thoughtful. John runs into the house - he has come home to change
before taking Cathy (who is outside waiting for him) to the cinema.
When Beryl tells Angela that John has a date, Angela looks disappointed.
She tries to rope Kevin into making up a foursome, but when he
declines, she decides she'll go along anyway with John and Cathy.
John doesn't look happy!
As Rosie furiously beats a rug, Wayne pulls up in his car. Rosie
goes and hugs him, and says she's pleased to see him. Wayne tells
Rosie that he knows how she feels - the thought of Woombai leaving
the family... Rosie tells Wayne that he's still her favourite
person. Wayne says he's not Gordon's. Rosie says she wishes Nancy
was still alive, saying she was so much better for Gordon than
Patricia. Indoors, Patricia tells Gordon that she's been bending
over backwards since they arrived at Woombai, but Gordon is furious
at his wife for deliberately going out of her way to hurt Rosie
by forcing him to tell her about the sale. Gordon tells Patricia
that Rosie can come and work for them in Sydney. Patricia says
it'll never work, but she promises to think about it. Later, Patricia
sees Rosie cleaning an ornamental clock. Patricia asks if it was
the one that Rosie gave Gordon and Nancy when they married. She
tells Rosie that she can keep the clock and then asks if Rosie
will move to Sydney when Woombai is sold. Rosie indignantly says
that all her friends are there and she doesn't want to move. Patricia
snidely says, "Yes, that's very sensible, Rosie."
After his date ends, John has a go at Angela for continually
putting Cathy down and saying she was boring. Kevin wants to speak
to Angela - he has flight details for Tasmania and wants to know
if he can still borrow some money. Angela agrees to lend him $50.
The next day, Kevin gives Beryl a huge hug before he heads off
Gordon and Wayne are both up early, and both say they couldn't
sleep. Wayne says he spent most of the night thinking about Woombai,
Rosie and selling to a stranger. Wayne says he wants to prove
he isn't a dead loss by buying Woombai, running it and showing
he can make something of himself. Gordon tells Wayne that he has
already had a very good offer but says he'll think about it. Gordon
then says that if Wayne can't raise the money, the first sale
will go through. Patricia is sceptical that Wayne can make a success
of Woombai, but Gordon wants to give his son a chance. Gordon
makes it clear to Patricia that he is still angry that she lied
to him for twenty years.
In Melbourne, Beryl is about to clean Kevin's bedroom when she
spots a note with 'To Mum' written on it. Meanwhile, Kevin is
at the airport, about to board a flight to Tasmania. As Beryl
reads the note, she mutters, "Oh, you silly boy." She
then reads Lynn's letter, which is with the note, and looks very