At Susan's, Lynn asks Kevin what they're going to do now. Kevin
says he'll chuck in school and get a job - or maybe a couple of
part-time jobs, as that's likely to pay more. He tells Lynn that
things will work out.
At the Palmers', David says Kevin's a silly little idiot, and
he'll wake up to himself in a few days. He bids farewell to Fiona,
but before she leaves, she tells him not to dig his heels in.
When David says everything will be alright, Beryl remarks that
she wishes she could be that sure.
Lynn says she'll have to go and see her dad later. Kevin says
it's good in a way, as at home, he and Lynn were kids, and it
didn't feel as if they were really married. Now, they'll be together,
and they'll be able to bring up their baby... Lynn tells Kevin
that his HSC is important, but Kevin says he can study at nightschool.
Beryl tells Fiona that she's dreading facing Vic Hardy. Fiona
points out that Beryl probably has a worse problem: John and Angela.
She tells Beryl that she's burying her head in the sand if she's
expecting them never to find out. Beryl says that, if she can
stop Kevin ringing them, things will probably have blown over
by the time Angela gets back. Fiona asks Beryl if she thinks she
will be able to stop Kevin talking, and Beryl says she hopes so,
because, if he tells John and Angela, they'll also think David
used John just to keep the affair going. She adds that John has
only just got closer to David, and Angela is just sorting things
out with Patricia, and it's not worth the risk of telling them
the truth. Fiona suggests that it could be a bigger problem if
they find out from someone else. She asks if Angela has set a
date for coming back. Beryl says she hasn't, so Fiona asks Beryl
if she'd like her to talk to Angela to get her to stay in Sydney
for longer. Beryl says she'll call after she's spoken to Kevin,
so there'll probably be no need.
Lynn and Kevin are looking through the job pages in the newspaper.
Lynn points out that most require experience, but Kevin says he'll
bluff it. There's a knock at the door - it's Beryl. She says she's
there for two reasons: firstly to find out how they'll manage,
and secondly, about John and Angela. Beryl tells Kevin that she
doesn't want him telling them, and says it's between her, David
and Patricia. She points out that David did do the right thing
eventually, and she adds that if Kevin and David can't sort their
problems out, then it's probably better that Kevin and Lynn stay
away. She adds that who else knows is up to her and David. Kevin
says Susan has to be told, but Beryl tells him that she already
knows, and she understands. She adds that Susan won't want to
hear Kevin badmouthing David, and she wants him to promise not
to say anything to Angela and John. Kevin says he won't call them,
but if they come back and David starts acting as if nothing's
happened... Beryl asks Kevin to prove to her how grown-up he really
Charlie comments that Prue sounds just like what Patricia needs
- apart from another man. Patricia says Charlie may need another
man, but she doesn't. John comes in and says he has to
buy a suit for Prue's uncle's funeral. He adds that Prue is going
with him to choose his outfit. When John goes out again, Patricia
remarks to Charlie that it's amazing what a few crocodile tears
can do. She says Prue's a spoilt brat who used sympathy to bring
John round. She adds that John will twig eventually, but she hopes
that by that time, Prue's purpose will be served. Charlie asks
Patricia if she thinks Prue will talk John into coming back from
Woombai, and Patricia says she doesn't think Prue will be very
impressed when Wayne starts laying down the law. Charlie says,
"There are no guarantees he'll do that." Patricia replies,
"There will be by the time I've finished..."
Rosie is playing with Plan C, but quickly goes back to doing
some cleaning when Wayne and Jill come in. Rosie tells Jill to
keep a closer eye on the kitten. Jill signals to Wayne to say
something, but Rosie leaves the room without Wayne speaking. Jill
asks Wayne if he's worried about asking, and Wayne says it's like
asking your mum if your girlfriend can stay the night. He tells
Jill that Rosie was like his mum when he was little. Jill says
she'll ask, but Wayne warns her that if she says the
wrong thing, she'll be Patricia Hamilton Mark II!
Angela is sitting in the lounge when John comes in. She remarks
that she's heard about the suit, and John asks her if that's a
dig. Angela quickly says, "I'm sorry." She comments
to John that things between him and Prue are getting serious.
She adds that she doesn't like Prue, but she doesn't know if it's
a real dislike or just jealousy. She tells John about the promise
she made to Beryl to leave him to it if the old problem came up.
She says she just sits around the house thinking of John and Prue,
so she's going to spend a few days with Gordon, and then go back
Wayne is reading 'Farm' magazine, and tells Jill about an article
that says cats are prey for some large predators. Realising that
Wayne's just joking, she jumps on his lap and tries to wrestle
the magazine away to have a look. Rosie comes in as they are kissing,
and she gives them a disapproving look. Jill tells Wayne to go
outside, and when Rosie comes back with the vacuum, Jill says
she wants to have a chat. She tells Rosie that she's incredibly
important to Wayne, and adds that she was scared of meeting her.
Jill says she knows Wayne's more like a son to Rosie, and Rosie
must wonder whether Jill's good enough for him. She explains that
she was tempted to chuck Wayne in a few times, but they got through
it. After all that, she realised she was in love. She tells Rosie
that she wants to share a room with Wayne, but she doesn't want
to cause any upset. Rosie says, "Can't stop you using it...
Door's not locked." She picks up Plan C and strokes her,
saying, "She's nice really, isn't she?" Jill goes outside
and tells Wayne that Rosie's fixing their room up. Wayne is amazed,
When Patricia tells Charlie about Angela's plans to return to
Melbourne, Charlie remarks, "The best laid plans of mice
and men..." Patricia complains about Charlie's continual
crowing, but Charlie asks Patricia why it's her she always
calls when she needs to talk. She says that if Patricia wants
to talk, she has to listen as well. She adds that she's beginning
to disagree with some of the things Patricia's doing, and doesn't
know if Patricia really wants Angela and John around, or if she's
doing it just to spite David. Patricia supposes it's a bit of
both. Charlie points out that begging isn't very dignified. Angela
comes in to say goodbye before heading off to Woombai. Patricia
asks her daughter if she can change her mind, but Angela says
she can't. Patricia starts to say something else, but just ends
up telling her daughter to drive carefully. When Angela's gone,
Charlie says, "That's it, then," to which Patricia replies,
"Looks like it."
As Fiona gets back into her room at the boarding house, the
'phone is ringing - it's Beryl. Fiona explains that she missed
her flight, and had a really slow cab driver. Beryl tells her
that Kevin has promised not to call, but what will happen when
he sees John and Angela is a different matter. Fiona says she'll
call Angela as soon as she's unpacked, and will keep her in Sydney
- she'll tie her down if she has to! Beryl also tells Fiona that
Kevin and Lynn are both leaving school, which is all the more
reason to sort it out quickly. Fiona tells Beryl to keep smiling.
Later, Beryl is preparing dinner when the doorbell rings. It's
Lynn, who says Kevin's gone to see about a job. She explains that
she's popped in before she goes next door to see her parents.
Beryl asks what reason Lynn's going to give her parents for having
moved out, and Lynn says she'll just explain that Kevin and David
have had an argument about Kevin leaving school. Beryl says she's
worried about both of them, particularly the fact that they're
both leaving school. Lynn says she would have left anyway, before
she started to show, but Beryl says Kevin is throwing things away.
She thinks there's got to be more to it, as Kevin's acting as
if David hurt him personally. Lynn says she's got to
do what Kevin wants, but she adds that she's grateful for all
that Beryl's done. She starts crying, and Beryl comforts her.
Lynn sobs that she's so scared - they're just kids, and what if
Kevin can't get a job? Lynn tells Beryl that Kevin hates his father,
but Beryl replies that everyone says things they don't mean because
they're hurt and angry.
Patricia says she refuses to get depressed - if she can come
up with the right approach, she still has a chance when Angela
gets back from Woombai. Charlie thinks Patricia's becoming obsessed,
and tells her to give up. She gets up to leave, saying she's not
into Patricia's possessiveness. The 'phone rings - it's Fiona,
who asks to speak to Angela. Patricia explains that she's gone
to Woombai, so Fiona asks Patricia to get Angela to call her when
she returns. Patricia says Angela will only be staying one night
at Dural before she returns to Melbourne. Fiona says she wants
to talk to Patricia as well, and asks her to come to the boarding
house. She tells Patricia about Kevin knowing about the affair,
and says she doesn't give a damn about Patricia, but she does
care about David. She adds that neither Patricia nor David will
come out on top if John and Angela are told. Patricia says she'll
be at the boarding house as soon as she can. When Patricia's hung
up, Charlie asks what it is. Patricia explains that David's son
has found out, and it's causing family problems. Charlie says,
"That's dangerous, isn't it - if it gets back to John and
Angela?" Patricia smiles a devious smile and says, "That's
the wonderful thing - they're all so terrified in Melbourne that
that's what'll happen, that they're going to help me get exactly
what I want..."