Patricia and David are getting dressed after making love on the
riverbank. Patricia asks David what he's thinking about, and he
says, "Just how pretty it is down here." Patricia sits
down next to David and tells him that she's sorry for the things
she said yesterday. David tells her it's OK. Patricia says she
hasn't really stopped thinking about David since the barbecue
last week, and David says, "Same here." They kiss, and
David suggests that they ought to get going, otherwise a search
party will be sent out. Patricia comments that that'll be the
last thing Rosie will be guilty of! They head off, with
their arms round each other.
John is making a 'phone call when Rosie comes in. He tells her
that he's been trying to ring David, but he doesn't know where
he is. Rosie asks what she's supposed to do with the fish John
brought back to Woombai, and John suggests she cook them! Rosie
points out that it's Sunday, and that's beef day. John tells her
that fish taste their best on the day they're caught, and Rosie
relents. John decides to ring home, and when he tells Beryl that
the strike's over, she says, "Thank heavens for that."
She adds that she's glad it didn't last too long. She asks John
when David's coming home, but John says his father doesn't know
about the end of the strike yet. He adds that he'll be sorry to
see his father go, as they've been getting on well. However, he
says he realises that his mother must be missing David, and Beryl
agrees that she is. When Beryl puts the 'phone down, she looks
Jill calls at Fiona's to catch up on the news. Fiona is on her
own, and she says things couldn't be better. She tells Jill that
Scott knows everything - about the baby, and about Fiona having
been on the game, and he's accepted it all. Fiona's really happy
that she won't end up an old maid after all! She then asks how
things are with Jill, and is told that Jill and Wayne are having
a few problems - mainly that Wayne's bedroom is downstairs, and
Jill's bedroom is upstairs - and Wayne is glad of that. Fiona
asks why people always have to complicate things with hangups!
Walking in the country, Patricia asks David what's wrong. David
tells her that he's thinking of what will happen. Patricia says
that, if they're careful, nobody needs to know. David tells her
that he meant with the strike. John pulls up in a jeep, and realises
that David must already know about the strike being over. Patricia
tells John that she and David met at the swimming hole. John says
he rang Beryl, and David comments that he'll have to get back
or he'll lose his job. Patricia suggests David stay a day longer,
and John reckons his father may be able to wrangle something with
Batesy, but David doesn't sound keen, and just says he'll think
about it. John says he'll see them at the house, and, as he's
heading off, Patricia asks him to tell Rosie that she's on her
way. David thanks John for coming with the news.
At the Reid property, Patricia tells David that she wishes he
didn't have to go, as she never wants it to end. She tells him
to stall going back, but David is reluctant to speak to Bates.
Patricia suggests David stay until the end of the week. She tells
him that she doesn't want to break up his marriage or cause trouble
- she just thinks they owe it to each other. David asks, "How
can I, without Beryl getting suspicious?" He points out that
his wife doesn't know Patricia is at Woombai, but if she found
out, she'd soon put two and two together. However, he says that
if he can think of a way, he will stay. Patricia says, "Whatever
happens, today was wonderful." They kiss again, and Patricia
says she'd better go, or John will be wondering where she is.
Vic Hardy calls in at the Palmers', but Beryl is on her own.
Vic says his father wants to see Kevin and Lynn, but Beryl says
they only have tomorrow, and they'll have to be back for Stevie's
picnic. She thanks Vic for trying harder with the kids. She tells
him that they don't say much, but they really like him coming
in. She adds, "So do I." Vic comments that
one day, Beryl will make a man feel welcome. Angela then comes
in and half-jokingly says that it's a good job David didn't hear
that or he'd get the wrong idea! Vic hurriedly makes his excuses
and leaves, and when he's gone, Beryl chides Angela for embarrassing
him like that!
Patricia tells Rosie that dinner was delicious. John thinks
Rosie should have joined them for the meal, and Patricia says
she agrees. Rosie says she'd rather stay out in the kitchen. Patricia
comments that if she'd know being nice to Rosie would get a rise
out of her, she'd have done it years ago! John realises they've
missed the news, where there might have been something about the
strike. He says he bets Beryl will be glad to have David home
again. The smile on Patricia's face disappears.
Beryl's 'phone rings - it's David calling. He says John told
him about the strike, and he wondered if the depot had called.
Beryl says they haven't, and she asks when David will be home.
David tells her it will be as soon as he can get a flight. Beryl
tells David that he doesn't have to come home straight away. David
comments that he thought that's what Beryl wanted, and Beryl says
it is what she wants, but John was saying how well he
and David were getting on, and she thinks she can manage longer
on her own, so David should stay up there for a while longer.
David agrees that the money's pretty good, but Bates will expect
him. Beryl tells David that he has some time owing to him, and
David agrees. He remarks that things are pretty good
up there. When the call is over, David looks relieved.
Next morning, Susan calls at the Palmers'. Angela tells her
that she and Beryl are the only ones there as Kevin and Lynn are
away. Angela says she wants to talk about Stevie - she asks what
will happen, and says she wants to know what to expect. Susan
offers to find something for Angela to read on it. Angela invites
Susan to Stevie's picnic, and Susan says that'll be nice.
David calls at Woombai, and Rosie answers the door. David says
he's there to see John. John comments that he thought his father
wouldn't be coming to Woombai anymore, but David says he talked
it out with Patricia. He adds that he's spoken to Beryl, and he's
staying on. John says that's great, but he thought his father
couldn't wait to get back. David says he'll take some leave. John
says he'll let Patricia know.
Vic calls at Beryl's with some pamphlets for Kevin on banking
as a career. The 'phone rings, and Beryl, whose hands are covered
in flour, asks Vic to get it. It's John calling, and he asks Vic
to tell Beryl that he's heard about his father staying on, and
he's really glad. Vic hears someone calling John, and John responding.
When the call is over, Vic tells Beryl that John couldn't hang
on as he was called by someone: "Patricia - would that be
right?" Beryl looks perturbed.
Beryl is kneading bread when Susan comes in. She asks her mother
if Angela is home, and is told she's in her room. Susan can sense
all is not right with Beryl, and although she initially denies
it, Beryl finally tells her daughter that Patricia is staying
at the property where David is working. She says she's furious
that David didn't say anything about it. Susan asks her mother
if she thinks David's having an affair. Angela overhears Beryl
telling Susan that Angela told her that Patricia rarely goes to
Woombai. Susan says she can't believe her father would have an
affair. Beryl says she's seen Patricia, and she's a very beautiful
woman - David loved her once, and he never got over it. Angela
comes in and says, "Just because they're out there together
doesn't mean something's happening." Beryl replies, "But
it could." Angela says there are perfectly ordinary
reasons why Patricia could be there, and David probably just didn't
think to mention it. Susan asks what happened to trust? Angela
offers to ring her father and find out why Patricia's at Woombai,
but Beryl says, "No." Angela tells Beryl that it would
stop her being silly, but Beryl says she doesn't want anyone else
dragged into it. She says she'll stop herself being silly.
Having spoken to Wayne on the 'phone, John has a message for
Mal Leyton. Patricia offers to take it to the Reid place. As she's
on her way out, Rosie tells her that the road is being mended
- by Steve Henderson - and she helped him get the job.
Patricia says, "I'll have to give him a whistle as I drive
past!" Rosie comments to John that something's up, because
Patricia is being too friendly.
Patricia arrives at the Reid property with the message for David
to give to Leyton. David takes Patricia to look at the wallpapering
he's done, and shuts the door behind him. When they're alone,
Patricia tells David that she's happy he's staying. David says
that, if Beryl knew Patricia was there, she wouldn't be too happy.
Patricia asks if David isn't happy that it's worked out, and David
says, "Oh yes." They kiss, Patricia goes, and David
The 'phone rings at Dural, and Gordon answers. It's Angela calling
to see how everything's going. Gordon tells her that Wayne is
out of hospital, and Jill is staying with them. Angela asks if
Patricia is there, and is told that she's at Woombai. Angela asks
how things are between Gordon and Patricia, and Gordon tells her
that they've broken up, and hadn't told her before because they
didn't want to upset her. He says they've gone their separate
ways, and explains that Patricia is at Woombai, and he's not optimistic
that they'll reconcile their differences. When Beryl enters the
room, Angela tells her that the 'phone call was just about a cancelled
job. However, she sits down and looks very thoughtful.