David's getting ready for work, and Beryl tells him that Kevin
and Lynn are still arguing, as they went out without saying goodbye.
David thinks he and Beryl should find out what the problem is,
and he says he'll speak to Kevin. Beryl says she'll speak to Lynn,
and she warns David to be careful. David says he'll just let Kevin
know they can talk to each other.
On the way to school, Kevin tells Lynn he has footy practice
this afternoon. He asks Lynn if she'll stay, but she says she's
going to go straight home. Kevin says he thought Lynn wouldn't
want to be at home alone with the current 'situation', but Lynn
says things are only like that when Kevin's around. She tells
Kevin that he should say something. Kevin says he can't help the
way he feels, but Lynn just wishes Kevin would stop taking it
out on her. The school bell goes, but Lynn says she'll
stay outside for a while, adding that she doesn't care about being
At Woombai, Rosie thinks Jill and Wayne should be there by now,
but Gordon tells her they're just taking their time. When Rosie
is out of the room, Gordon comments to Barbara that Wayne's going
to need all his charm to get round Rosie, as she's determined
that proprieties will be observed! He tells Barbara that it is
possible to get round Rosie, but it requires tact. Barbara
laughs, "Wayne? Tactful?!" Wayne and Jill are just pulling
up outside. Gordon goes out and tells his son that he thought
the car must have broken down. Jill explains that Wayne had trouble
getting her away from the hotel, and adds that their room was
on the 21st floor. Rosie doesn't look impressed. Gordon, Jill
and Barbara all take bags inside, and Jill gives Wayne Plan C
to carry! Indoors, Gordon has stashed the cases away, and Rosie
asks him if he remembered to put Jill's bags in the far room!
When Rosie has gone, Wayne tells his father that he and Jill are
not sleeping in separate rooms. Gordon tells Wayne to
speak to Rosie, but Barbara chips in that there's nothing wrong
with old-fashioned morality. The 'phone rings - it's Prue, for
Barbara. While she's taking the call, Barbara begins to look shocked,
and then appears upset. When she puts the 'phone down, Gordon
asks if everything's OK. Barbara says, "It's Roland - my
husband. He's dead."
Charlie suggests to Patricia that they go on a shopping binge,
but Patricia says she has too much on, and can't be bothered.
Charlie tells Patricia that all kids grow up and leave you, but
Patricia says she doesn't want any more of Charlie's advice. Angela
comes in, and Charlie asks her to speak to her mother. Angela
tells Patricia that shopping would do her good, and Charlie says
she'll be back at 1pm to pick Patricia up. Patricia just says,
"If you want to waste your time."
Barbara tells Gordon, Wayne and Jill that her husband had a
heart attack in the early hours of the morning in the US, and
was dead by the time the ambulance arrived. Gordon and Wayne both
pass on their sympathies, and Gordon says if there's anything
he can do... Barbara says she must make a list of everything that
needs to be done. She leaves the room, and Wayne comments that
it's rotten luck. He adds that they should hold off speaking to
Rosie until Barbara goes. Gordon says he wants to hang around
the property to make sure Barbara's OK, and he suggests Wayne
and Jill take a look around. Jill asks Wayne if Barbara and Roland
were very close, and Wayne nods. Jill says she wondered, as Barbara
didn't cry. Wayne says, "It's called breeding - there's not
a lot of it around nowadays." Later, having driven round
the riding school, Jill comments to Wayne that Patricia did a
good job. Wayne says it's a pity Gordon isn't giving her any credit,
and adds that there's no way his father can excuse what he did.
Indoors, Gordon tells Wayne that he had a good reason for his
actions, and reveals that Patricia wanted his share of Woombai.
Wayne says it figures. Gordon admits that he overreacted, but
he asks Wayne to understand how he feels. He adds that they've
worked out an alternative settlement. Wayne points out that Gordon
forgave him after the business with the minerals, and
that was much worse than what Patricia did - he adds that all
Patricia wanted was a future. Gordon says there was more to it,
but he tells Wayne to ask Patricia about it.
Angela is on the 'phone to Beryl, and says she's having a good
time in Sydney, but she's missing the Palmers. She says she and
Patricia are sorting out their problems. Patricia comes down the
stairs, and listens as Angela tells Beryl that Patricia has changed
a lot, and is upset about the divorce. She adds that she thought
Gordon would be the one to get upset. Beryl says she
has to go, and as soon as Angela has hung up, Patricia storms
downstairs and asks Angela if she's quite finished discussing
her. She tells her daughter never to bandy her affairs around
again, and orders Angela never to say one word about her to Beryl
- not one word.
Jill is sitting on the verandah with Plan C when Rosie comes
out to water the plants. They discuss where the kitten is going
to sleep, and then Wayne comes out and joins in, saying he'd like
Plan C to sleep in, "...our room." Rosie snaps that
while she's around, the sleeping arrangements won't change.
She goes inside and Wayne tells Jill that he's found out something
interesting: there's more to the battle of Woombai than he thought...
Charlie arrives to collect Patricia, but she's not ready. She
tells Charlie about how Angela spoke to Beryl, and about how Beryl
must now think she's moping over David. She says she blew up at
Angela, and now she's blown things totally. She rhetorically asks
what she's going to do, and Charlie advises that she get out and
kick up her heels a bit. Angela comes in, and Patricia apologises.
They hug. Angela says Patricia probably just needed to let off
some steam, and Patricia tells Angela that she no longer has to
tell people that her mother's feeling sorry for herself.
Barbara asks Rosie if she's seen Gordon, and Rosie says he's
at the stables. Rosie says she'll go and do Barbara's room. She
adds that she's sorry about Roland, and Barbara tells Rosie that
she's very kind. Gordon comes in and remarks that it's hot out.
Barbara tells him that arrangements are being made for the body
to be flown home straight away. She says their children are all
over the world, and she's contacted them and told them it's not
worth them all coming back. She asks if she can stay on for another
day, and then tells Gordon that she and Roland had plans for a
holiday, but adds that Roland would never slow down. She says
she's glad he didn't die in a hospital. Her composure begins to
crack, and Gordon gets her a drink. She bursts into tears, and
Gordon takes her hand. Barbara sobs, "Patricia needs her
David arrives to watch Kevin at football practice, and sees
his son get into a ruck on the pitch. The coach tells Kevin that
he wants no more rough stuff, or Kevin's out. He tells Kevin not
to take his problems out on the other players. Kevin walks over
to the changing room, and David offers him a lift home, but Kevin
says he'd rather walk.
Beryl gets home, and calls Lynn's name, but there's no answer.
She goes into Kevin and Lynn's room, and is surprised to see Lynn
lying on the bed. Beryl says she'll leave Lynn to her homework,
and then asks Lynn if she wants to talk. Lynn says, "No."
Beryl tells her that David's picking Kevin up, and Lynn bursts
into tears. She says, "He knows - about Mr. Palmer and John's
mum." Beryl looks taken aback.
At the football ground, David is waiting in his ute. Kevin goes
to walk past him, but David tells him to get in the car, and adds
that he should be careful of the flowers on the front seat, which
are for Beryl. Kevin asks his father if the flowers will make
up for the way he's been treating Beryl. He asks David what made
him think he could treat Beryl like that and get away with it.
He tells David to, "Buzz off, or I'll flatten you,"
before storming off and throwing the flowers down.