Back at the boarding house after their meal, Fiona tells Scott
that his friends were very rude, and she'd prefer not to go out
with them again. When Fiona goes into her room, she finds Jill
in there, sitting in the dark. Fiona says, "Richie?",
and Jill nods. Fiona sends Scott for some brandy, but Jill says
she's OK. Fiona says it's for her! Jill has grazed her
knee, and explains that Richie Miller turned up at the bar with
some mates, and she couldn't ignore them. She tells Fiona that
they kept making smart remarks about the bar employing ex-prostitutes,
and she ended up throwing a drink over Richie. The boss took Jill's
side and threw the troublemakers out, but Richie waited for Jill,
and, after her boss let her off early, she went out into the car
park and noticed a car with three guys in it. Jill started running
and she heard car doors slam and a couple of guys chasing her.
As she ran to her car, she skidded and hurt her knee, but she
just got to her car in time, and managed to escape. Jill asks
Fiona if she can stay the night as she's too scared to be by herself,
and Fiona agrees, and helps Jill get to bed. When Jill is settled,
Fiona tells Scott that she gave her boarder something to help
her sleep, "Poor kid." Scott asks if he's supposed to
feel responsible, and Fiona says they should have known. She wants
to 'phone Steve Caplan again, but Scott asks her not to, and to
call the police instead. He tells Fiona that if she does call
Caplan, he'll go, and won't be back. He asks Fiona if Jill will
be safe tonight, and Fiona says Richie Miller won't go near the
boarding house. Scott says they'll discuss it in the morning,
and he makes Fiona promise to call the police if there's any trouble.
Fiona says there won't be, and she tells Scott to go home. As
he leaves, Fiona looks apprehensive.
Susan is on duty at the hospital, and she tells Mick and Angela
that Cheryl is on her way. She adds that she's doing a double-shift
so that she'll be around when Stevie goes into theatre. When Cheryl
Ryan arrives, Angela leaves. Cheryl asks Mick what Angela was
doing there, and, outside, Angela tells Susan that she's decided
to go home. She adds that, if Stevie wants her, she'll come back.
Susan remarks that, a while back, she would have thought Angela
would have been glad of an excuse to stay away. Angela replies,
"I would have been - once."
Jill's organising breakfast, and remarks that she didn't realise
the boarding house creaked so much, as she's been worrying at
every noise she's heard. Fiona points out that, when Jill gets
up to Woombai, she'll be out of harm's way. Jill asks what she
should do about her bar job, and Fiona suggests she chuck it in,
so as not to tempt fate. Jill says she needs the money, but Fiona
asks what for - hospital bills? Jill says she's worried that,
if the men get caught, her past will come out, and Wayne would
learn the truth about her. She thinks she should just tell him
and be done with it, but Fiona thinks Jill should leave it. Jill
decides not to say anything for the time being, but she does 'phone
Wayne, as he's expecting her. Wayne is sitting in his wheelchair,
reading his newspaper, when the 'phone rings. Miss. Brooks answers
it, and then goes and answers a ring on the Dural doorbell. Jill
asks Wayne if she can give today a miss, as she has to go shopping.
She says she hopes it won't spoil his day, but Wayne says that,
with Miss. Brooks finishing, nothing's going to spoil
his day! The caller at Dural is Barbara Armstrong, and Wayne tells
her that he's impatient to be up-and-about. Barbara says good
- and invites him for lunch at the yacht club. Wayne tries to
get out of it, but when Gordon comes in and hears the idea, and
gets an invite as well, Wayne eventually accepts.
Beryl is dozing on the couch when Angela gets in. She says she's
heard that Stevie's had his pre-op, and is quite calm. Angela
says she's not so uncomfortable now, although it's Cheryl Ryan
that's giving her more cause for concern than Stevie. Angela asks
Beryl why Mick and Cheryl split up, and Beryl explains that they
were never suited - Cheryl just wore Mick down until he could
take no more. Angela says divorce is a crazy thing, and she hopes
her parents are civilised about it.
Susan comes out of Stevie's room, and tells Mick and Cheryl
that their son is sedated, but very nervous. Susan says she's
going off duty now, but will be back after she's had some sleep.
Cheryl tells Stevie that there's nothing to worry about, but Stevie
just asks where Angela is. Mick says she'll be there later, telling
Stevie that he'll have a long sleep, and then Angela will be in
to see her little mate. The orderlies come and wheel Stevie off
to the operating theatre. Stevie gives his parents two thumbs-up
as he goes.
At the yacht club, the waiter tries to help Wayne, but he insists
he can manage. He complains that he feels like a floorshow, but
Barbara asks so what if half the yacht club are gawping at him
- behind their suspicious year-round tans, there isn't a single
brain! Wayne manages a smile. Barbara continues by saying the
other people are sheep, and tomorrow they'll all be in
wheelchairs! Wayne appears to be a bit cheerier.
Fiona is exercising when Jill comes in, saying she's quit her
job, and her boss was fine about it. She says she feels like her
head's spinning, as she hates lying. She points out that Fiona
told Scott, but Fiona says, "That's different." She
says Scott was harder to shock - and besides, she doesn't think
Scott took it as well as she first thought - deep down, it worries
him. Fiona tells Jill not to put herself in the same boat with
Wayne. Jill asks, "Why, what happened?" and Fiona explains
that, "He carried on a bit last night," and wouldn't
let her call Steve Caplan. Fiona says the old days are fine with
Scott, as long as they stay dead and buried. Jill apologises for
causing trouble, but Fiona says, "Not trouble," and
explains that there's just a few things to sort out. She adds
that it's reasonably easy to sort things with Scott, but Wayne
is more immature, and probably less-understanding. Fiona asks
how long Jill's known Wayne, and then answers her own question
by saying it's only a few months - not long. She tells Jill to
make sure she knows how Wayne will react, otherwise they'll both
The operation is over, but Dr. Parker tells Cheryl Ryan than
Stevie is in intensive care. He says they found more than one
tumour, and the disease would have worsened if it had been left
any longer. Dr. Parker adds that Stevie suffered acute renal failure,
and may need a kidney transplant, or a series of operations to
replace lost tissue. He tells Mick that they need names of relatives
and details for future possible kidney transplants. He tells Cheryl
that they are trying to save Stevie, and he takes her in to see
her son, but won't let her talk to him. The nurse says Stevie
murmered some names - Norman and Angela. Cheryl says Norman is
a toy, but she doesn't know who Angela is.
Scott is back at the boarding house, and Fiona tells him he
took his time coming round. Scott says he didn't want to rush
into a return bout, adding that he hasn't changed his mind, though.
Fiona explains that she's always been her own boss, and she doesn't
take kindly to being told what to do. She says she almost called
Steve Caplan on principle. Scott says that was his mistake - next
time he'll try to remember that Fiona's an independent woman.
Fiona says, "Not too independent!" Scott suggests
that they both give and take a little. Fiona tells Scott that
she doesn't like arguing with him, and Scott repeats, "Give
At the hospital, the nurse tells Dr. Parker that Stevie's restless.
Mick asks if his son can receive any other visitors, but the doctor
says no. The nurse tells Mick about how Stevie asked for Angela,
and Mick asks if he can break the family-only rule. Dr. Parker
explains that the nurse mentioned Angela before, but Cheryl didn't
know who she was. Mick immediately goes and rings Angela, and
tells her that Stevie's in intensive care. He tells her that she'd
better get over, and explains that Stevie had low blood pressure,
and kidney problems. He then goes and confronts Cheryl, and asks
her why she did it. Cheryl asks Mick to consider how she felt
with her kid dying and asking for her husband's girlfriend. A
nurse suddenly rushes past, calling for Dr. Parker. Dr. Parker
goes into Stevie's room, but asks Mick and Cheryl to stay outside.
He asks the nurse for the defibrilator.
Angela arrives at the hospital in a taxi. She looks for Mick,
and eventually finds him sitting in a sandpit. She looks at him,
and he eventually says, "He just died." Mick walks off,
leaving Angela looking stunned.