Beryl, Angela, Kevin and Lynn are having breakfast and listening
to the weather on the radio - it's looking good for the picnic.
Susan, Mick and Stevie arrive, and, when Stevie can't wait to
get indoors, Susan comments that Angela wins hands-down for popularity!
She tells Mick that she gave Angela some literature, and Mick
is surprised that the two women actually spoke to each other.
Susan says they got off to a bad start, but they're relaxing now.
Beryl is packing heaps of food in the kitchen, and, when Susan
gets a chance to be alone with her mother, she asks her if she's
called David yet. Beryl asks why she should phone - and besides,
what would she say? She concludes that she's just being silly.
Beryl tells Susan that there were problems between her and David
before he went, but things were good between them when he left.
She admits that she was jealous, but says there were problems
on both sides. She says she'll try to bite her tongue and trust
him, and adds that Angela was probably right about the situation.
Angela, who's in the lounge, overhears Beryl say that Gordon's
probably there, and so is John, so there's nothing to worry about.
Patricia calls Mal Leyton and tells him that she has to get
some supplies from town, and she'd like some help. Leyton says
he'll send one of the lads over, and Patricia looks slightly taken
aback, before recovering her composure and suggesting that David
Palmer be sent instead, as she has some mail for him. Mal goes
and tells David that his services are required. When David gets
to Woombai, he and Patricia kiss, and he asks Patricia if she's
sure it's alright. She tells him that Rosie's out, and John is
checking some stock for Wayne. She then tells him to hide his
car round the back, lock the door when he comes in, and to not
worry. A while later, Patricia is in her dressing gown, getting
a beer for David. He's getting ready to leave, but Patricia asks
him not to go just yet. She tells him that she couldn't believe
her luck when she heard that both Rosie and John would be out.
David asks what will happen if they return early, but Patricia
reminds him that the doors are locked, so they'll have plenty
of warning. David says it would be a hell of a mess if John found
out, but Patricia says noone will find out. David remarks
that things were just working out alright. They kiss, and Patricia
comments on the fact that David and John never did get
on. David confesses that, even when John was a kid, he never gave
the poor little blighter a chance. Patricia asks why David left
John with Fiona, and David admits that he nearly had his son adopted,
as he didn't want anything to do with someone who would remind
him of Patricia. He says Fiona talked him out of it, but he didn't
care one way or the other, and that's why it took five years to
tell Beryl the truth. The other kids were born by then, and when
John did move in with his father, he was a constant reminder of
Patricia. David says that everything John did rubbed him up the
wrong way - it's no wonder he grew up with a chip on his shoulder!
Patricia says, "Big enough to match his dad's!" David
asks about Angela, and how Patricia felt about her. Patricia
says, "Fine." She tells David that it was different,
as she did the leaving, whereas David didn't have that
choice. However, she says she loved Angela too much, and spoiled
her. David asks, "What about now - her living in Melbourne?"
Patricia says, "I think it's good for her to get to know
you. She'll understand me one day."
Angela, Mick and Stevie play in the park as Kevin, Lynn and
Susan sit on the rug. When Susan goes to the car to get some cups,
Mick follows her, and says, "Just in case they're heavy!"
He tells Susan that he talked to Angela, and she reckons she's
fine. He adds that there's definitely something on Angela's mind,
At Woombai, David and Patricia have fallen asleep on the couch,
but Patricia is just stirring, and wakes David up as well. She
says she was just checking the time - it's twelve o'clock. She
asks if David's hungry, and he says he is. Patricia tells David
that it's good to see him relaxing. She says she can't promise
what the food will be like... All-of-a-sudden, there's a knock
at the door. Patricia tells David that whoever it is will go away,
but then there's a voice: "You there, Mrs. Hamilton?"
It's Mal Leyton. Patricia tells David to hide, and take his beer
with him. Patricia, in her dressing gown, answers the door, and
Leyton tells her that the wrong timber has been delivered to the
stable site. Patricia asks what she's supposed to do about it,
and Mal tells her to get on the 'phone and blast the suppliers.
Patricia says she'll look into it. Leyton tells her not to let
them put anything over on her. He then asks her about her shopping,
and Patricia says she felt unwell, so she sent David. Mal looks
at his watch, and suggests David has probably stopped off for
a beer! He adds, though, that David deserves it, as he works twice
as hard as any of the other blokes. When Leyton has gone, Patricia
tells David that he can come back in. David asks what would have
happened if it had been John, Rosie, or someone who wanted to
hang around. He says he shouldn't have stayed in the first place.
Patricia says, though, "Hey - aren't you glad you did?"
"Yeah, of course I am." David adds that he'll be at
the Reid house, and he tells Patricia to come over later. He asks
if she understands, and she says, "I'll see you at five thirty."
Fiona calls at Dural with Plan C. Jill answers the door and
invites Fiona in. When Wayne sees the kitten, he welcomes his
visitor, but neglects to say 'hello' to Fiona. Jill excuses his
behaviour by saying that Miss. Brooks is a noisy eater, and it
rubs Wayne up the wrong way. Fiona has brought some renovation
papers with her. She says she reckons that, with Patricia on the
job, and Wayne very nearly up-and-about, having her as well would
be too many cooks. Miss. Brooks shouts to Wayne that he should
lie down after coffee. Wayne complains that his nurse yells from
one end of the house to the other. When Wayne has gone to his
room, Jill tells Fiona that they could get Florence Nightingale
and Wayne would still moan! Fiona asks how things are
between Jill and Wayne, and Jill explains that she hasn't seen
much of him - she's been keeping out of his room. Fiona suggests
that Jill should stop giving into him, and tells her that she's
part of the relationship, too, and she adds that she doesn't
want Jill to turn into the mousey little girlfriend. She tells
Jill that she's not a hospital nurse, or Miss. Brooks, who Wayne
can boss around, and adds that if Wayne loves her, he'll prove
it. She tells Jill that she'll keep Miss. Brooks busy,
and Jill must have it out with him. Fiona says she thinks it's
time Wayne stopped getting his own way, and when Miss. Brooks
says she's going out by the pool, Fiona decides to keep her chatting
so that Jill can speak to her boyfriend. When Jill goes into Wayne's
room, she tells him that he's been spoilt, and expects to get
everything his own way, never thinking of anyone else. She says
she likes having her way sometimes, too, so to avoid
arguments, they'd better get their act together. Jill tells Wayne
that he's making the problem. Wayne takes Jill's hand
and says, "I suppose I am." He invites Jill to stay
At the Palmers', the picnickers get home. Kevin is dripping
wet, as he fell in the lake! Beryl sends Kevin and Lynn to get
changed, and Angela tells Beryl that Stevie enjoyed himself. She
then says she wants to talk to Beryl about David and Patricia.
Patricia pulls up at the Reid place, where David is making tea.
When she puts her arms around him, David says they could be heading
for trouble if they don't watch out. He says he had to tell Leyton
that his car broke down. Patricia asks if David wants to call
it a day. She says this morning was wonderful - well, she
thought so - but David's acting like a kid who's been caught
smoking. David says, "I'm sorry." Patricia asks if David
doesn't think that she's concerned too, but she says they have
to go with their feelings, and she knows how she feels.
She then asks how David feels. David says, "I'm
worried, that's all." Patricia reiterates, "How do you
Angela tells Beryl about her talk to Gordon, and Beryl says
she's glad that she knows the truth. Angela says she trusts David,
but not her mother. Beryl decides that she'll fly up to Sydney
first thing in the morning - "If something's going on, I
want to know about it." Angela asks, "What if it is?",
to which Beryl replies, "If it is, I'll fight for
him. I don't know how, but I'll fight for him."