John comes in, saying he's finished his reading. He suddenly
notices Prue, and remarks that he wasn't expecting her. Angela
shows John the briefcase Prue got him, and Prue says she's glad
John likes it. Angela says she can't believe John's the same scruffy
guy that she first met. John humourously says he should have left
Angela lying on the ground, but then adds that he'd have got her
to the hospital whatever. Prue looks slightly jealous. John leaves
the room and Prue immediately snatches the briefcase from Angela's
hands. Angela tells Prue that she's trying to turn John into something
that he's not, but Prue in turn threatens to tell John that Angela's
jealous. Angela says that would make Prue sound sick. Prue slams
the briefcase down on the bar and walks out.
Lynn is busy sewing by hand, and she comments to Kevin that
she hopes the baby appreciates it! She then asks her husband to
invite David and Beryl over for dinner, but Kevin doesn't think
it's a good idea. He says he and David will argue, but Lynn says
it's a chance to show them that she and Kevin are doing OK. Kevin
realises that this is true, as David is waiting for him to fall
on his face. Lynn says she hopes Kevin isn't thinking of spending
too much on food. Kevin says, "No - something else..."
As John says goodbye to Prue, he tells her that he feels like
an early night. Prue says she wanted them to be together tonight.
John tells her about Gordon and Patricia having dinner, and about
how it was Angela's idea. He adds that he'd like Angela and Prue
to be friends, but Prue says she wants John to herself. Angela
is watching John and Prue from indoors, and then turns away and
picks up the 'phone. She calls Beryl and asks if she has time
for a chat. Beryl says she has - she adds that she's just cooking
a pot roast and veggies, which makes Angela say she wishes she
was in Melbourne as she misses everyone a lot. She explains that
she's just had a big blow-up with Prue which has been building
for a while and came to a head after Prue said Angela's jealous.
Angela says she thinks she bluffed Prue out of it, though. Beryl
says David didn't think much of Prue when he met her, and Angela's
glad, saying that Prue's good looking, but that's it. She asks
what she should do, and Beryl advises her to stay up in Sydney
as long as she's not causing trouble for John. She asks Angela
if she's getting out and about, and Angela says all her old boyfriends
have been on the 'phone. She sends her love to everyone and Beryl
tells her to take care of herself. The call ends, leaving Beryl
looking thoughtful. She turns round and finds Rob standing behind
her. Beryl tells him that Angela sounded miserable, and Rob says
she needs someone like him! Beryl agrees, but Rob supposes
his sister wouldn't let him within ten miles of Angela!
In Sydney, John tells Prue that he'll see her tomorrow, as Angela
again watches from inside. She eventually moves away from the
window and goes over to the bar, which she starts tidying. She
notices the briefcase Prue bought. John comes in and says Prue
doesn't know how to take no for an answer! He adds that she expects
him all to herself, but he assures Angela that he knows what he's
doing. John says he's staying in tonight, and he asks Angela what
she's doing. She replies that she's going out for dinner
with an old boyfriend, Toby Masters. John goes to get changed.
Angela makes a 'phone call - to Toby Masters - and she asks him
what he's doing...
Lynn tells Susan that her parents are pleased that David and
Beryl are coming over for dinner. Susan says it's a start, but
Lynn says that's all it is. She says Kevin's out to prove
something to David, but she doesn't know what. Kevin comes in,
and tells Lynn to close her eyes. Rob quickly follows and puts
the sewing machine on the table. When Lynn opens her eyes again
and notices her surprise, she says it's wonderful, and Kevin tells
her that there's plenty more money where that came from.
Lynn hugs Rob and thanks him. Rob asks Kevin to walk him to his
car. Susan says to Lynn that she reckons Kevin wants to show David
that he's not stinting. Rob tells Kevin not to say anything about
the bet. Kevin asks why not, and Rob says that horses can lose.
Kevin says Rob made it sound like it was a sure thing, and Rob
says he reckons it will win, but you never know. Kevin
says that that's why David is coming - he reckons he'll still
make a packet, and says he has a feeling the horse will win.
Beryl tells David that Rob is having Pauline, a barmaid he met,
over for the night, and she makes it clear she's not impressed.
David reminds her that Rob's 24 years old, but when Rob comes
in, David says he should have warned them. He tells Rob that Beryl's
been a bit off-colour recently, probably due to nerves. Rob wonders
how Beryl will go at the dinner tonight, and David says, "How
are any of us going to go?"
There's very little talk round the dinner table at Susan's.
David pipes up that it isn't a bad drop of wine, to which Kevin
replies that there are better drinks in the world than
beer. Beryl declines the offer of wine, saying she's had an upset
tummy today. David asks Kevin what it's like being back at school,
and Kevin says, "OK." David remarks that the bank job
doesn't sound so bad now, but Kevin says the carwash is OK. Lynn
chips in that Kevin has made enquiries about journalism, and Kevin
says he's going to apply as a cadet as soon as there are vacancies.
Beryl tells her son that he'll be up against some stiff competition
for the big papers, and David adds that there are always the locals.
Kevin says that if he misses out on the big papers, he'll go to
university and apply again next year. He suggests to Lynn that
she make the coffee. He then announces that he wants to listen
to the race, as he has a bet on, and David tells him to go ahead.
Kevin puts his personal stereo on.
Rob and Pauline are kissing on the settee, and when they break
off, Pauline asks Rob if he's sure he's not married! Rob asks
if he looks married, and Pauline replies, "None
of them do." Rob suddenly realises it's time for the race,
and he gets up, leaving Pauline looking bemused.
Kevin is listening to the race, saying, "Come on, come
on." Beryl declines coffee, saying she's still off-colour.
Susan remarks to David about Kevin's gambling, but David doesn't
think a few dollars will do any harm. Kevin's horse loses. When
he returns to the table, David asks his son if he lost much. Kevin
yells, "None of your business." He adds that it was
a stupid idea to invite David over in the first place. Lynn looks
lost. Beryl asks her to say goodbye to Kevin for her, and she
thanks Lynn for trying. When her parents have gone, Susan says
she could kill Kevin, but she tells Lynn that Beryl was right
- at least she tried.
Rob is banging on the drums with Pauline next to him, when Beryl
and David get home. Beryl goes to talk to him, and yells that
she has a bone to pick with him. She tells him that she wants
to see him in the lounge, about the bet.
Lynn and Susan are moving the table, and Kevin comes out to
help. Lynn says a few dollars won't break them, but Kevin says
he lost all the money from the drums - he just wanted David to
think he didn't need him or his money. He tells Lynn that she
can't keep her sewing machine now. He then asks her why she's
not more upset, and Lynn says Kevin is miserable enough without
her making it worse. They hug, and Kevin says, "I love you."
Rob says he didn't know Kevin had put the bet on, but Beryl
doesn't believe him, and she asks her brother if Kevin borrowed
the money from him. Rob explains that Kevin used the sewing machine
money, and says it's not his fault. Beryl snaps that she wishes
Rob had never turned up, to which Rob replies that it's no good
talking to Beryl while she's in a tizz. He says he'll take Pauline
home. David comes in and tells Beryl that she was very tough on
Rob - he adds that his wife shouldn't get upset, and points out
that Kevin learnt a good lesson. Beryl asks for a hanky, and David
suggests she should go to bed. Beryl says she's alright, but David
tells her that she's sick and upset, and he offers her a cup of
tea. Beryl says a cuppa won't solve things - she's still not absolutely
sure, but she thinks she may be pregnant. A big smile comes over
David's face, and he and Beryl hug.