Mick comes to bid Angela farewell, and he tells her that he won't
be there when she gets back. He explains that Beryl's brother
has just got back from working up north, and there's plenty of
mining work up there, so Mick is going to be doing that, and will
be gone for a while. Mick says he acted like an idiot, but Angela
says noone blames him. They both say they'll miss each other,
and they tell each other to look after themselves.
Gordon comments to Rosie that it's getting cold out, and he
hopes Patricia's alright. Rosie says, "Her sort always is,"
but Gordon retorts, "There's no need for that." He says
that if Charlie hasn't found Patricia, he's going to get help
in, as she could have fallen from her horse. Rosie remarks that
Patricia's probably feeling sorry for herself. She then tells
Gordon that she can't let Patricia get away with it - she tells
him that Patricia and David had an affair. Gordon says that's
a serious accusation, and he asks Rosie if she has any proof.
Rosie says Patricia was out 'til all hours, she kept following
David around, and she was constantly looking for excuses to keep
her out of the way. Gordon says that's not what he meant by proof.
Rosie says OK: how come David's wife turned up and then left again
almost straight away? She says Patricia was upset because David
went back to Melbourne. Gordon says it's speculation, but Rosie
tells Gordon that he didn't see them. Gordon remarks that Rosie
never liked Patricia. Rosie says she's said what happened, and
that's all she can do. She adds, "It's true, though."
Later, Gordon is sitting in a chair when Charlie and Patricia
finally come in. He says he wants to speak to Patricia privately.
When they're alone, Gordon tells Patricia that Rosie thinks she's
been having an affair. He says, "She's right, isn't she?"
He says it adds up, but Patricia asks if he believes Rosie's gossip.
Gordon says it's not only that - what Rosie said got him thinking
about how Patricia had been keen for John to go down to the auction,
the sudden divorce proceedings and the interest in Woombai. Patricia
repeats the fact that she's lost interest in that, but Gordon
tells her it's because David has gone back to Melbourne. Patricia
decides to come clean, and says, "Alright then, we had an
affair, and it was wonderful. It made me realise that I should
have done it years ago." Gordon tells Patricia that he wants
her out first thing, and he says he'll stay until Wayne and Jill
arrive. He says he doesn't want Patricia staying at Dural, and
he tells her to stay with Charlie, or find a hotel - whatever's
more convenient. Patricia says, "Anything else?" Gordon
replies, "No." Patricia snaps, "Good."
At Dural the next day, Wayne asks Patricia what she's doing
back. He asks if it's because of Angela, before realising that
Patricia didn't know about her daughter's impending visit. He
adds that Jill's gone to fetch Angela from the airport, and Patricia
says she'd better go and pack, as she can't bear to see her
as well. Wayne asks what's happened, and Patricia tells him that
Gordon's getting nasty about the divorce - he thought she wouldn't
go through with it, and now he realises that she is, he hasn't
taken it very well. Wayne asks Patricia if she's going to let
Gordon get away with it, but Patricia replies, "What choice
do I have?" Wayne points out that Woombai is half Patricia's
. Patricia says that, if she carries on against Gordon, John and
Angela are liable to take his side and turn against her. Wayne
asks Patricia to stay at Dural, pointing out that Gordon will
be at Woombai. Patricia says she'll think about it. When Patricia
goes upstairs, Charlie assures Wayne that she had nothing to do
with it. She also urges Wayne not to 'phone Gordon . She tells
him just to continue being nice to Patricia, as she doesn't need
anyone else making problems for her.
Jill and Angela stop at the stud on the way to Dural. Angela
tells Jill that she wants to see her horse, Gemma, but Jill just
asks a stablehand where John is. When the stablehand says John
is in the paddock, Angela decides to ride over to see him, and
she tells Jill that she'll get a lift back. Jill asks Angela if
she's mad about her and Wayne, but she says she's not; she just
hopes he's changed, for Jill's sake. Angela rides out on Gemma,
and sees John with a horse. He spots her, runs over to her, and
they hug. John tells Angela she's looking great. Angela asks John
if he's heard about Stevie, and John says he has. Angela says
Mick has gone to look for work in Western Australia. She explains
that she and Mick tried a relationship, but it didn't work. She
says she wanted a break to get over her depression after Stevie's
death. John says he's found a new girl, and they've been out a
couple of times. He explains that she's pushy, but Angela says
she wants to meet her.
Wayne asks Patricia if she'll be alright, and Patricia says
she will. She realises she hasn't asked how Wayne's getting on
with walking, and Wayne says he's getting better, but it'll still
be another month. Jill and Wayne go out, and Patricia picks up
a card that arrived from Gordon with some flowers for Angela.
Charlie remarks that at least Gordon's keeping up the front, but
Patricia says he'd do it anyway, as she doesn't think he'd tell
either Angela or John. Charlie doesn't think either of the twins
would have approved of Patricia and David's relationship, but
Patricia says she was prepared to risk it - now, though, what
a mess it would be. Charlie tells Patricia that she's coming home
with her. Patricia says she's going to stay at Dural, but Charlie
says she only meant for a drink!
Prue enters the office at the stud, where Angela is waiting
for John. She explains that she wanted to check out the facilities.
Angela introduces herself, and Prue says she's heard the whole
story from John, and thinks it's very touching. Prue then introduces
herself, and suddenly realises that Angela was engaged to her
brother - she tells Angela that Simon was a pain in the neck!
John comes in and asks Prue what she's doing there. Prue says
she couldn't wait, and she wants to be shown around. Angela agrees
Later, at Dural, Angela appreciates the card and flowers. She
wishes Gordon was there, and thinks there must be a problem. She
adds that she misses her father, saying she loves David, "...but
daddy's daddy." Prue and John are about to head off to Fiona's.
John invites Angela to join them, but she declines. Prue tells
Angela that it's lovely to meet her. When she's alone, Angela
'phones Gordon at Woombai. She thanks him for the flowers, and
asks when he's coming back. Gordon says he's staying there for
a while, and he asks Angela if she's spoken to Patricia. Angela
says she thought her mother was at Woombai as well, but Gordon
says she's with Charlie. He tells his daughter that the divorce
is going ahead. He invites her to join him at Woombai, and Angela
says she wants to spend some time with John, but may come up afterwards.
When the call is over, Rosie enters the room at Woombai. Gordon
tells her that he's not angry with her. However, what happened
is between him and Patricia, and he warns Rosie that if she says
anything, she can pack her bags straight away. Rosie says she
doesn't know why Gordon's protecting Patricia, but Gordon just
tells Rosie that it's not her business. He then invites her to
join him for a drink.
Patricia gets back into Dural and tells Angela it's lovely to
see her. Angela remarks that she thought her mother was staying
somewhere else, but Patricia says she's decided to stay at Dural.
Angela tells her that they won't have to have much to do with
each other, and adds that it's the best decision Gordon's ever
At Fiona's, Prue orders John not to eat some of Fiona's 'fatty'
snacks. John gives in. Jill and Wayne come in, Jill having just
packed ready for her move. Prue asks if Jill will miss the boarding
house, and when Jill says she will, Prue tells her she shouldn't,
as it's very small and poky. She tells Jill that she'll soon get
used to the open space in the country. Jill and Fiona go into
the kitchen to get a drink for Wayne, and Jill rhetorically asks
who Prue thinks she is! Fiona says Prue doesn't do it on purpose
- it comes naturally! She adds that she hopes John doesn't let
Prue get her own way too much.
Gordon comments to Rosie that it's just like old times. Rosie
says they need young Wayne there, and then things will be back
to normal. She asks Gordon if Wayne will be able to manage, and
Gordon explains that Jill will be there to help him. Rosie says,
"Jill?" and asks if she's the lass that came up with
Fiona. Gordon says yes. Rosie asks how long Jill will be staying,
and Gordon says permanently. Rosie asks if Wayne and Jill are
engaged, but Gordon says they're just close. Rosie wonders which
room to put Jill in, and Gordon says she'll be in Wayne's room.
Rosie worries about turfing Wayne out, but Gordon tries to explain
that Wayne won't mind sharing. Rosie says Wayne's going to have
his own room, and that's final!
Prue and John get back to Dural. Prue says she liked Fiona,
and John says he's glad, but he thinks Fiona saw right through
Prue. They then kiss, as Angela stands on the stairs, watching...