Gordon asks Fiona if what she's saying is some sort of sick joke,
but Fiona explains that it was a business decision - her place
and Woombai are worth more combined - it's good investment sense.
Gordon asks Fiona what she knows about investment, after
she left the Reid place derelict for years, but Fiona tells her
that she's going to get professionals in, and get the riding school
project up-and-running again. Gordon tells Fiona that she sued
the Hamiltons for everything , and forced him to sell the most
precious thing in his life, so there's no way he can hold a dignified
chat with her. Fiona says that it was her solicitor who recommended
the investment, but Gordon replies that his parents came up to
Woombai after the First World War, and they cleared the place
by hand. When he took it over, he tried to make it something that
his parents would be proud of. Fiona says she knows that, and
she tells Gordon that she didn't deliberately set out to hurt
him, but Gordon tells Fiona that she's hurt him more
than anyone, and he won't talk to her. He says Woombai is still
in his possession, and he tells Fiona that she's not welcome and
would prefer she left. Fiona sadly walks away, towards where Jill
is standing by her car. She says to Jill, "Let's go."
Jill asks how it went, but Fiona just asks Jill to drive to the
Reid property. Gordon watches them drive off, and then goes inside,
where Rosie tells him that she heard. She says that Fiona had
better not show her face again, or she'll have her to
deal with. Gordon pours himself a stiff drink, and stands, looking
shocked. Rosie offers to leave him by himself. Gordon downs his
At her property, Fiona tells Jill that she tried to apologise
but Gordon wouldn't listen. Jill points out that Fiona has to
expect Gordon to be upset, but Fiona says she didn't set out to
hurt him - it was Patricia she was after - she
just didn't think. Her solicitor suggested the idea, and she'd
just had a blazing row with Patricia... Jill suggests that they
return to Sydney, but Fiona wants to stay and take official possession.
Jill offers to stay until tomorrow. Fiona suggests that she could
sell Woombai back to Gordon, but Jill points out that, while Patricia
is keeping quiet about her wealth, Gordon can't afford it. Fiona
then says she reckons she's done exactly what Patricia wanted
- she's keeping quiet until the Woombai and stud were off the
Hamiltons' hands. She says that Patricia knew that without the
Reid place, Woombai was a dud - after all she's only interested
in money. Fiona says Patricia caused all the trouble, and it's
her who's got off scott free. "The devil looks after his
Kevin is out early the next morning, delivering papers, and
feeling cold. Meanwhile, Lynn has the company of one of her old
schoolfriends, Donna, who is telling her about a social at the
school tomorrow. When Lynn hears Kevin come in, she realises she
hasn't even started his breakfast yet, and goes into the kitchen.
Donna apologises to Kevin, explaining that Lynn called her yesterday,
and she thought she'd drop round before school. Lynn tells Kevin
that she's upset because he didn't mention the social, and so
Kevin tells her that, what with his early starts, and Lynn's long
shifts, they can't really go out raging. Donna chips in that that's
what married life does to you, but says one night won't hurt,
and adds that it will do them good. Kevin tells Lynn that he can't
see her dancing, but Lynn says she doesn't want to dance - she
just wants to get out of the house for once. Kevin agrees that
they can go, and says he doesn't care what Donna says - there's
not too much wrong with being married!
Angela is staring at her engagement ring when John comes in,
and tells her that she's supposed to wear it, not look at it!
Angela says it belongs in a shop window, and she explains about
Rob spending the $2,000 on it. John says he thought something
was up. Angela says they have no money, and there's Rob, expecting
her to parade around like Lady Muck. John tells his sister that
he thinks Rob wants to keep up with what she's used to, but Angela
says that's the stupid male ego. John asks Angela what she's going
to do, and Angela replies, "What do you think?"
Kevin is getting ready for school, and tells Lynn that she should
have seen the look on the faces of the other newspaper boys -
most of whom were 14-years old - when he turned up! Lynn
says the old ladies at the cake shop are funny too, and they make
comments about her tying herself down at such a young age. They
both agree that there's no point in trying to explain things to
people. Lynn says that Angela is only three years older than they
are, but noone's making a fuss about her getting married.
Kevin says that's because Rob is so much older, but Lynn says
she doesn't care how old they are - "Noone could be happier
Rob is checking over a car engine when Angela approaches, looking
unhappy. She tells Rob that she took the ring back and she's got
a refund, as they need the money. Rob says he thought Angela had
come to apologise, and adds that he slaved his guts out to buy
that ring. Angela says she doesn't need Rob to spend $2,000 to
prove he loves her, but Rob tells her that he wanted her
to have it. Angela points out that he told her to do whatever
she wanted with it, but Rob says he didn't mean hock it. Angela
asks why not? - she didn't want it. Rob tells her that giving
it to her was very important, but Angela says marriage is a two-way
thing, and he should have seen sense. They both agree that they
don't know each other very well, and Angela says there's no point
in talking marriage. Rob agrees, and Angela storms off.
Lynn is glad to get home after a hard day, and Kevin agrees
that she looks worn out. Lynn offers to take over the ironing,
but Kevin tells her to relax. Lynn admits that she feels all zonked
out! Kevin suggests that she return to working part time as he
has the paper round now, but Lynn says she wants to give it a
bit longer. Susan suddenly rushes in, looking really happy, and
tells Kevin and Lynn that Bill has agreed to see her, and she's
even bought a new dress to wear when she goes to the prison. She
goes off to have a shower, leaving Lynn to pick up the new dress
and say she wishes she had a new outfit to wear to the
social. She quickly adds, "Waste of money, though."
At Dural, Rob is staring at a wad of notes, totalling $2,000.
John comes in, and immediately says, "She did it?"
Rob asks if Angela told him, and reveals that the engagement is
off - they both got on their high horses and broke it off, all
over the lousy, stupid, ring. John says it's a bit more than that,
and he tells Rob that he knows how he feels - the same as he
did when he first turned up at Dural - a place that's out of their
class. He tells Rob that he was calmed down by Angela, because
she was so normal - not a bit like Prue. John says he thinks Angela
wants Rob to know that he didn't have to prove anything. Rob says
it's the way Angela did it that gets him, but John says
he knows neither of them want to break it off - it just comes
down to who'll swallow their pride.
Kevin is mending his bike when Vic Hardy calls by and asks how
the paper round went. Kevin says it was cold! Vic then admits
that he's been overbearing lately, and misjudged Kevin. He says
he'll go in to see Lynn, but before he disappears, Kevin tells
him about the school social tomorrow, and he says he'd like Lynn
to have a new dress. He asks to borrow $20, saying he'll pay it
back, and Vic agrees. He also gives Kevin an extra $10 for a taxi,
and tells him to keep this a secret between the two of them. He
tells Kevin to make sure they have a good time.
Angela gets home and looks round, but noone appears to be in.
However, Rob then comes downstairs and tells her to be careful,
or the wind will change! Angela says she's sorry, and Rob admits
that he is, too - but at least they can say they had
their first argument! Rob then says he has a great idea - they'll
go out tomorrow and buy a cheap engagement ring, because he has
a tartar of a fiancée who won't let him spend very much!
At the Palmer house, Susan tells Beryl that Bill was really
pleased to see her, and he wants her to visit more often. She
says she loves him so much, and adds that if it wasn't for Noel,
none of this would have happened. She says it was worth losing
a few hundred dollars for. Beryl ruefully replies, "Course
it was. What's money?"
On the 'phone, Gordon tells Barbara that he'll see her when
she arrives. After he hangs up, Rosie tell him that it'll do him
good - especially having Barbara there. She then says she went
out for a walk at first light and saw Fiona wandering around where
the graves used to be. She adds that it was a terrible thing,
but there's no excuse for what she's doing to the Hamiltons.
Fiona is kneeling on the earth that now covers the land where
the graveyard was. She picks up some dirt, and, as she sobs quietly,
she lets it run through her fingers, and she picks at some of
the stones. Jill comes over and puts a hand on Fiona's shoulder.
She says she's made breakfast. Fiona says she couldn't help looking
at what had been done, but there's absolutely nothing left. Jill
tells Fiona that she's being morbid, but Fiona suddenly perks
up and sharply says, "She's not going to get away with it
- it's about time Gordon was told exactly what sort of woman he's
At Woombai, Fiona tells Gordon that Patricia has made a fool
of him, but Gordon replies by telling Fiona that she just doesn't
give up. Fiona says there was no need for him to sell Woombai,
as Patricia's inheritance was more than enough, but Gordon says
the amount Patricia received was just a drop in the ocean. Fiona
says she was at the reading of the will, and she knows
for a fact that Patricia is a very wealthy woman, but she still
lied to him. Gordon asks why James would leave Patricia so much
money, as they were just friends, but Fiona says, "They were
lovers, Gordon, for years. That's why
he left her a fortune..."