At the hospital, Wayne is undergoing physiotherapy on his legs.
He asks the therapist why she talks to him like he's a backward
two-year old. She says it's called the bedside manner and tells
him to cheer up! Jill arrives to brighten Wayne's day, and Wayne
says it's good to see a human being, as the nurses talk like refugees
from a Noddy book! Jill says she's been talking to Bunty and Thelma
about a surprise birthday party for Fiona. Wayne reckons Fiona
will never fall for it.
At the boarding house, Bunty and Thelma persuade John to go
along with their plans. Fiona knocks on her front door, and John
opens it to find his landlady struggling with several bags of
shopping. When Fiona asks Bunty and Thelma what they're doing
in her flat, they say that John was telling them about the wedding,
before making a hasty exit! Fiona asks John if he rang the Hamiltons
- he says he'll do it later. Fiona has bought more bottles of
David tells Beryl that their house could do with a paint job.
Beryl says it looks OK to her, and adds that she can think of
better things to do with the money, such as doing up the kids'
room. David suggests they maybe need a bigger place. The telephone
rings - it's Kevin and Lynn. After brief chat with David, Kevin
asks to speak to Beryl. He says they only rang to say hello, but
he also asks how things were after he and Lynn left. Beryl tells
him that Vic even managed to raise a smile! Before he hangs up,
Kevin reminds David to make sure their beds are ready for their
return. After he's hung up, Kevin asks Lynn how many times you
can say hello, goodbye and thankyou. He also wonders what their
parents would think if they knew their kids were studying on their
honeymoon. Lynn says, "They'd think we're mad!"
John and Jill have made Fiona a birthday breakfast. They both
tell her that they won't be around much today, which is why they've
made her breakfast. They also give Fiona some small presents -
perfume from John and stockings from Jill. In the kitchen, John
tells Jill that he feels awful, even though he knows a big party
is planned for tonight.
At the hospital, Jill tells Wayne that it was funny seeing Fiona's
expression. Wayne says he had Patricia in earlier, telling him
about her friend who's returning from overseas, and now Jill's
telling him about Fiona - he's fed up with hearing about other
David is looking through adverts in the newspaper, but quickly
turns the page when Beryl enters the kitchen. When she's gone
again, he continues his browsing, and eventually circles one ad.
He tells Beryl to get dressed, as they're going for a drive...which
ends up outside a house. David asks Beryl what she thinks of the
place, and explains that he saw it advertised in the paper. He
says he reckons it's time they got something better for themselves.
Jill joins Fiona for afternoon tea. Fiona asks what's going
on. She says Bunty and Thelma have lined-up card games for the
evening, and she can't bear the thought of it. Fiona says she
knows something else is planned, as she found a dress she'd told
Jill she wanted, in Jill's room when she was looking for some
matches. She adds that she turned down the card game, and Jill
says that that will really put Bunty and Thelma in a flap! Fiona
guesses she'd better go and tell her friends that she will
play. Shortly after, Fiona says Jill should have seen the look
on their faces. She goes to unpack the expensive bubbly so that
she can replace it with cheaper stuff for the guests! The 'phone
rings - it's Scott. Fiona tells him that she'd been hoping he'd
Lynn has morning sickness. Kevin looks down at Lynn's belly
and says, "You'd better be worth it, kid!" Lynn says
she hates being sick, and Kevin replies, "Don't worry - it
won't last long," just as Lynn dashes upstairs! Kevin looks
thoughtful as he picks up a book - "The Joys of Parenthood"!
Scott tells Fiona that he's been up to her property and he has
something important to talk over. When the call is over, Fiona
tells Jill that Scott must have found the grave. She says it's
too soon for him to know yet, as it's likely to scare him off
- he won't think Fiona's a fun lady any more. Fiona says she's
really missed Scott. Jill says it's probably something else.
Back at home, David tries to persuade Beryl that they should
move. Beryl says their mortgage is almost paid off, and points
out that David had planned to buy his own truck. David says he
won't rush into anything, and he tells Beryl that she's an old
stick-in-the-mud. Beryl says David is an old devil!
Jill tells Fiona to eat her lunch and buck up. Fiona says she
doesn't get miserable very often, but she should be able to wallow
in it when she does. She says she was hoping for marriage
to Scott if things worked out. She tells Jill that Scott's late
wife was very elegant and sophisticated - a perfect politician's
wife, and everything that Fiona wasn't and isn't. She says she
never gets to meet his friends - "I don't pass muster."
She says it's the first time in thirty years that she hasn't been
able to handle the way she feels. There's a knock at the door
- it's Scott. It turns out that he just wants to tell Fiona that
her financial worries will be over if they find a way to use her
property properly. Fiona is relieved. Scott says that, as Fiona's
'financial adviser', he thought he'd take a look. Fiona asks him
if he went for a ride. He says he did. She asks, "Did you
see the little family graveyard?" He says he did, but he
didn't stop because it depresses him. Fiona tells Scott that he's
back just in time for her surprise party!
Later, the party is in full-swing, and John and Jill are in
the kitchen lighting tens of candles on top of a cake! They hear
Fiona approaching, so Jill rushes out to stop her. Fiona says
she feels wonderful, and Jill says she reckons things will turn
out just fine for Fiona and Scott. John walks in with the cake,
and the assembled guests sing 'Happy Birthday'. Fiona, John and
Jill blow out the candles together and, when there are calls for
a speech, Fiona just says, "Thankyou for one of the happiest
days of my life."