Patricia arrives at the boarding house, and Fiona tells her to
come in. Patricia says she tried to talk Angela into staying before
she went to Woombai, but got nowhere. Fiona remarks that Patricia
doesn't sound very worried, but Patricia says she is, but just
can't do any more personally. She suggests that the solution is
very simple: get Beryl or David to call Angela and say it's not
convenient for her to return. Fiona points out that any excuse
they give would either be lame, which would make Angela feel unwanted,
or it would be worrying, in which case Angela would probably rush
back. Fiona suggests that Patricia swallow her pride and
call Gordon, as he still has a lot of influence over his daughter.
Patricia says Gordon's not in the mood to do anything for her
or David, and explains to Fiona that he found out about the affair.
She then says there's no reason why Fiona can't ask.
Fiona says it's not her place to ask. She asks Patricia if she
really wants Angela to find out, and quickly answers her own question,
saying, "No, I didn't think so." Fiona reiterates that
Patricia's best chance is to call Gordon, and Patricia says, "Alright."
She asks Fiona how Kevin found out, and Fiona says it was an accident.
Patricia says, "And he's turned against David?" Fiona
tells her, "Yes," to which Patricia replies, "Good."
She goes, leaving Fiona looking puzzled.
David has got home from work to find Vic Hardy in the house.
Vic immediately yells that he let the kids get married on condition
that David made sure they got their HSCs. David reckons Vic probably
didn't even listen to what Lynn had to say, and just shouted her
down. Vic says that if Kevin doesn't do the right thing, he'll
throttle him. When Vic's gone, Beryl takes her neighbour's side,
telling David that Lynn had to give her father some half-baked
excuse to save David's face. David says that if Kevin lets Vic
into what he knows, "...he won't want to show his face round
here in a hurry."
Patricia gets back to Dural and shouts for John, but there's
no answer. She decides to make the call to Gordon, and, after
they've exchanged initial hostilities, she explains about Angela's
plan to return to Melbourne, where she could find out about the
affair. She asks Gordon to talk Angela into not going back - for
John and Angela's sake, not for Patricia's. Gordon asks if David
has been in touch, but Patricia says it was Fiona who was sticking
her nose in. Gordon says he'll see what he can do. When Angela
arrives, Gordon tells her that she looks wonderful. He hugs her
and says he's missed her. Gordon explains that Wayne is reading,
and Jill has been coerced into attending a CWA meeting with Rosie.
Wayne comes in and says the image Rosie has of Jill is all in
her head. Angela laughs, and says she's glad she came.
Prue and John are kissing on the sofa at Dural, and Prue says
it's nice spending some time together. She asks if Angela will
be at Woombai when they get there, and John says she will, but
only for a day or two. The 'phone rings. Prue answers it, and
the caller turns out to be Barbara, who wants to see her niece.
Prue says she's spending the evening with John. When the call
is finished, Prue tells John that Barbara is coming over to see
the two of them.
Gordon asks Angela how long she's staying, and she says it'll
only be a day or two, as she's looking forward to going back to
Melbourne. Gordon suggests to her that she stay until John and
Prue arrive, but Angela says she wants to go back and get a job
- something more challenging than babysitting! She adds that she
needs the money. Wayne comments on Angela going back to Melbourne
and becoming a career girl. Gordon tells his daughter to think
about staying on in Sydney, but Angela says there are other reasons
to go - "Just reasons..."
There's a knock on the front door at Dural, but before John
has had a chance to answer it, there's a second knock. John eventually
lets Barbara in, and she immediately says, "I hope she's
still here." She goes into the living room and says she's
just spoken to Prue's Uncle Terrence, and has heard that Prue's
taking someone to the funeral. Prue says she's taking John. Barbara
apologises to John, but tells Prue that she made it clear that
she wanted the funeral kept private. Prue says she didn't want
to bother Barbara. John tells Barbara that Prue was pretty upset.
With a look on her face, Barbara asks to speak to Prue alone,
in the study. When they're away from John's ears, Barbara snaps,
"What's all this nonsense about you being so upset?"
Prue says she was upset, but Barbara asks that her French
be excused, and snaps, "Bull!" Barbara says Prue's been
flouncing around the house as if nothing's happened. Prue says
she thinks John got the wrong idea. Barbara says she knows what
Prue's up to, and she's disgusted. She adds that, "There's
a difference between being spoiled and being callous." Prue
says she didn't think. Barbara says Prue used the death of Roland
to get an advantage over the only boy who put her in her place,
and she adds that, if she hadn't promised Prue's parents that
Prue could stay, she'd send her packing tomorrow. Barbara says
that as far as she's concerned, the less she sees of
Prue from now on, the happier she'll be. She leaves the study
and goes to tell John that she hopes he understands about the
funeral. She then goes. John goes to the study, where Prue is
sitting with tears in her eyes. He asks her if she's OK, and Prue
says she didn't mean anything - she just didn't think. John asks
what it's all about, as it's got to be more than the funeral.
Prue just gets up and leaves. John goes after her, but she tells
him to leave her alone.
The next morning, Patricia asks John why he's not getting ready
for the funeral, and John explains that he's not going, as Barbara
turned up and really went off at Prue. He adds that there was
something else, judging by the look Barbara gave him when he said
Prue was upset. Patricia says Barbara is a believer in the stiff
upper lip, and basically, she's a very selfish woman. John says
it's funny how you can be wrong about people, as Barbara seemed
Angela asks to spend the day with Gordon, but he says it'll
be very boring, as he's got jobs to do such as checking the new
runway. Angela asks about this, and Gordon explains that they're
building it so that people can get to the riding school more easily.
Angela remarks that she could hire a 'plane and fly up at weekends.
Gordon says he was thinking about what Angela said last night
about wanting a good job, and he tells her that there are positions
at Woombai. Angela declines the offer, though, but adds that David
would probably tell her to have her head read, as he had
a good time at Woombai. Gordon gives her a look.
Beryl tells Victor Hardy that she doesn't agree with David,
but she points out to Vic that he was hot-headed too.
She asks him if he's called Muriel, but he says he hasn't. He
tells Beryl that he loves Lynn, and doesn't want to see her unhappy.
Beryl says she's sure Kevin will calm down, and she promises that
she and Susan will keep an eye on Lynn. She suggests to Vic that
he come back after 3pm, when David should be home.
Susan asks Kevin how he's off for money, and he says there's
still some left over from the wedding presents. He tells his sister
that he's looking for work today, but first, he and Lynn are seeing
their headmaster to say they're leaving school. Kevin adds that
he'll have to see the football coach as well, as he'll have to
quit the team if he leaves school. He says David will want him
to fall flat on his face, but he has news for his father. Susan
tells Kevin not to worry about rent until he has a job.
On the 'phone, Patricia tells Fiona that she's done all she
can, so Fiona will have to speak to Gordon if she wants anything
else. There's a knock on the door - it's Prue. Patricia asks how
the funeral was, and Prue says it was the first - and hopefully
last - one she ever has to go to. She asks if John's there, and
Patricia says he's at the stud, so Prue says she might go over
there. Patricia says John told her about last night, and tells
Prue about how John was puzzled that Barbara seemed to think Prue
didn't care for her uncle. Patricia snidely says, "I put
him straight." She adds that she explained that Barbara is
a hard woman, and tells Prue that John is a bit of a prude when
it comes to honesty. She says that, after their chat the other
day, she's glad Prue's going down to Woombai, as if anyone can
make John face up to himself, Prue can. Prue says she doesn't
want to see John being pushed around, and she thanks Patricia
for standing up for her. Later, the 'phone rings at Dural - it's
Wayne, who says he had a message from Rosie to ring. Patricia
says she just wondered how things were. Wayne says they're fine.
Patricia asks how Gordon and Angela are getting on, and Wayne
reiterates, "Fine." Patricia then remarks about John
and Prue's imminent arrival, and she tells Wayne that if there's
anything he can't manage, don't hesitate to ask John, as she's
found him invaluable. Wayne says Gordon seems pretty pleased
with how he's coping, but Patricia tells him that his father was
worried about whether he'd be able to cope. Patricia tells a visibly
angry Wayne that Gordon hired John to help him, and points out
that he's very efficient. When Wayne puts the 'phone down, he
has a furious look on his face.
David gets home, having been to the pub. Beryl tells him that
Vic Hardy is coming in later, and adds that she felt sorry for
him, as he does love Lynn. She tells David to look as if he's
making an effort. Later, David is sitting watching TV, with a
can of beer in his hand, when the doorbell rings. He answers it,
and finds Vic standing there. David says he's not in the mood
for a chat - he just wants to sit down, have dinner, watch TV
and go to bed. Hardy snaps that he hopes they can make it tomorrow.
David says he'll see how he goes. As Vic leaves, Beryl doesn't
look impressed, and she turns the television off. She tells David
that Vic is sick with worry, and David's too damn selfish to listen.
David says it's not his problem. Beryl yells, "It is the
problem you caused when you slept with Patricia Hamilton. It's
the problem that made our son move out of home. Now you just want
to switch off and watch TV." She yells that David wanted
to make a go of their marriage when he came home, but now he's
just being childish and irresponsible again, doing anything to
stop him thinking about the problem. Beryl snaps, "We have
a problem David: our son is going the best way to ruin his future,
and you've got to do something about it, because, if you don't,
I'm telling you now, you may just as well have stayed with Patricia
Hamilton." She storms out of the house and slams the front