Jill is sitting in the Reid property, drinking coffee, when Fiona
comes in. She asks how it went, and Fiona says she told Gordon
- what he does now is his business. Jill asks Fiona if
Gordon believed her, and Fiona says it's a large pill for him
to swallow, but everything is against Patricia, and he'll probably
never forgive her for letting him sell Woombai. Jill tells Fiona
that she has at least got back at Patricia, and Fiona agrees that
she should be celebrating, but really, she feels sorry
for Gordon, as he's lost Woombai, and probably Patricia as well,
Angela's getting married, and Wayne is a no-hoper - it doesn't
leave him with much.
Gordon comes out of Woombai to meet Barbara, who arrives with
strawberries. Gordon says he has too much on his mind to worry
about food, and Barbara says she thought something must
have happened, as he sounded so cheerful on the 'phone, and now...
Gordon explains about Fiona being the new owner of Woombai, and
Barbara asks where the money came from, so Gordon tells her about
James Sheppard leaving it to her. He adds that Patricia was also
a beneficiary, and according to Fiona, she inherited far more
than she let on. Barbara asks him if he believes Fiona, and he
says he doesn't know. He also tells Barbara about what Fiona said
about Patricia having an affair with James, which causes Barbara
to say it's a lot to take in. She asks if there's any way of checking,
and Gordon suggests he could ring Patricia's solicitor, but Barbara
says there's not much chance of him being told anything over the
'phone. Gordon says he's entitled to know. Barbara asks why Patricia
would keep her wealth a secret, and Gordon replies that his wife
probably only went away so she could get her thinking straight.
Barbara tells Gordon that he should check everything out first,
as Fiona may be lying. Gordon picks up her case and they go inside.
Fiona tells Jill that she can use her room at the boarding house
while she's away. Jill offers to give Fiona a lift back to Sydney,
but Fiona says she has a lot to do - as soon as Woombai is hers,
a team of professionals are coming in to finish the job off while
she just sits back and pays the bills! Jill says she can't see
Fiona being popular with John or Angela, and Fiona replies that
that's why she's keeping it under wraps. Jill says she can't see
Gordon not telling them, but Fiona just replies, "If he does,
he does." She adds, though, that he'll probably leave it
until after the wedding, and says, "Wish I'd never listened
to my solicitor - would have saved a lot of trouble."
Gordon comes off the 'phone and tells Barbara that what Fiona
said was true - and if she's right about the money, she's probably
right about the affair as well. Barbara asks what he's going to
do, and Gordon says he'll get hold of Patricia in Honolulu and
have it out with her - he wants to know one way or the other.
Kevin watches as his mother makes Lynn's dress, and he tells
her that his wife is really looking forward to tonight. He tells
Beryl that they spend too much time worrying about money, and
not enough having fun. Beryl asks if Lynn will like the dress,
and Kevin assures her that she will. He asks how long it'll take
to finish it, and Beryl says it'll be about ten minutes. She aks
why, and Kevin says he's just had a thought.
Lynn is serving a customer at the cake shop when a shop dummy
wearing a dress, suddenly appears outside the window! She bursts
into laughter, and, when Kevin then steps out from behind the
dummy, Lynn tells the customer that it's her husband, and he's
mad! Later, the two of them head home, and meet up with Donna
on the way. At the apartment, Lynn says she felt a right idiot.
Meanwhile, Donna teases Kevin about him having a chance with all
the girls at the social. Kevin makes some tea, and Donna remarks
that he's well-trained. Lynn emerges from her bedroom with the
new dress on, and both Kevin and Donna tell her how nice she looks.
Lynn agrees that she likes it. Kevin serves tea, but Donna refuses
biscuits, saying she has to watch her figure. She tells Lynn,
though, that she doesn't need to worry about what she weighs now
that she's married. Lynn doesn't look happy.
At the boarding house, John tells Jill that she'll enjoy herself
if she comes out to dinner with him, but Jill declines, as she
has to work. John suggests supper instead, and Jill is eventually
persuaded. They agree to meet once Jill has finished her shift.
She asks John if he's going home, as she has something she wants
him to give Wayne - the diamond earrings. John says he thinks
Wayne will want her to keep them, but Jill says she doesn't want
Fiona is surprised when Gordon pays her a visit at her property.
He has come to apologise for this morning, saying it doesn't matter
how he felt about other things, but he does know she's
not a liar. Fiona accepts the apology, but Gordon immediately
asks her if what she said about the affair was true, and she assures
him that it is. She adds that she doesn't like Patricia, but she
wouldn't make things up about her. Gordon asks how long it lasted,
but Fiona says it's better to ask Patricia. Gordon says he needs
to know, but Fiona won't say any more. Gordon says he's been trying
to contact his wife, but she's checked out of her hotel and left
no forwarding address. He contacted Charlie before she left for
Paris, and she seemed to think Patricia was going island-hopping,
but she had lost contact as well. Gordon reiterates that he needs
to know the truth, but Fiona says it's not her problem - she's
said all she has to say.
In the entrance hall at Dural, Angela tells John that she and
Wayne are going down to Melbourne for a couple of days, and John
says to tell David not to be stingy on the wedding! Angela says
she doesn't want anything too fancy. Wayne hobbles out of the
lounge and asks if he's invited. Angela tells him that
he is if he behaves himself. Wayne then drops his crutch, and
stands up straight - he can walk properly again! The only reactions,
though, are a muted, "Good," and, "Great."
Wayne tells them to be more enthusiastic, and he suggests they
go out celebrating, but both twins decline. Wayne says he'll go
to the yacht club, then. John gives him the earrings from Jill,
causing Wayne to look annoyed. Later, he's sitting by the bar
when Angela comes in and asks him if he's still going to the yacht
club, but Wayne says they wouldn't be interested, either.
Angela tells Wayne that, if he went to the trouble of getting
to know people, he might have more friends. Wayne asks Angela
if John is seeing Jill, and Angela says they were friends long
before he came on the scene.
Kevin and Lynn drop in to show Beryl Lynn's dress actually being
worn. Kevin says his wife looks terrific, and Lynn hugs Beryl
in appreciation. They go, and Beryl smiles.
As they walk towards the school, Kevin, Lynn and Donna discuss
the night's music. Several girls pass them, and a couple tell
Kevin that they hope they'll get a dance with him. They tell Lynn
it's good to see her, but they laugh as they walk off. Some boys
also make a comment about her being Mrs. Palmer, and, as the three
of them are about to walk in, she hesitates. Kevin stops and asks
her what's wrong, and Lynn says she feels stupid. Kevin reminds
her that she wanted to come, and adds that the other
girls are just jealous because Lynn's with the best looking bloke
in the room! Later, though, Lynn is sitting outside looking bored,
when Kevin comes out looking for her. Lynn tells him that she's
surprised he could drag himself away from the other girls. She
also says she wants to go home, but Kevin says it's only 9:30pm.
Lynn says she doesn't care, as she's had enough. Kevin tells her
to come inside, but Lynn says that if he won't give her a lift,
she'll get a taxi. She refuses to go back in, and storms off.
Kevin quickly chases after her. When they get home, Kevin asks
Lynn if she's sure she's feeling alright, and Lynn says she's
fine. Kevin asks what the problem is, then, adding that Lynn didn't
give herself a chance to have a good time. Lynn tells Kevin that
if it was so great, he should go back again, and Kevin replies
that it would serve his wife right if he did. Lynn goes
off to bed as Kevin yells her name, but she slams the door. Kevin
sits down and puts the television on.
Gordon is sitting, drinking and brooding, when Barbara comes
in and asks him if he wants to talk. Gordon asks what there is
to say, adding that he just wishes he could get in touch with
Patricia. Barbara asks him what he'd say, and asks if he really
thinks he can achieve anything over the 'phone. Gordon says he'd
have a damn good try. He then announces that he's thinking of
heading back to Sydney in the morning, and Barbara says that's
fine by her. Gordon says he knows exactly what he's going to do
when Patricia comes back: he'll wait until after the wedding and
then kick her out - something he should have done years ago. He
says he'll forget about her and their 'marriage', and start again
on his own.
Jill gets home from work and finds a drunk Wayne sitting outside
her door. He has brought the earrings back, but Jill says she
doesn't want them. She tells him to leave, but Wayne asks to come
in for a coffee. He stands up and makes a show of having no crutches.
Jill agrees to give him a strong, black coffee, as he's too out-of-it
Rosie is tidying up late at night when Barbara joins her. Rosie
picks up an almost empty decanter and remarks that Gordon is getting
too fond of the drink. Barbara says she thinks he's OK, and Rosie
tells Barbara that she's glad she's there. Barbara asks Rosie
if she'll be alright, and Rosie says she's had her weep.
Barbara offers an ear for Rosie to talk to, but Rosie tells Barbara
that she's Gordon's friend. Barbara tells Rosie that
she's her friend as well. Rosie smiles sadly.
Wayne drinks his coffee, and tells Jill that noone at the yacht
club gave a damn. Jill says she wouldn't bother with them, then.
Wayne suddenly notices Plan C, and remarks that Jill doesn't want
to get rid of everything he gave her. Jill tells her
that he's not having Planny back, and adds that John will be there
soon. Wayne is annoyed at hearing Jill talk about her new 'boyfriend'.
He stands up and tries to kiss her. John is just coming in, though,
and he orders Wayne to stop. Wayne squares up to him, but Jill
tells him to get out. Wayne tries to hit John, but then decides
to give it a miss, saying, "You'll keep - both of you."
As Wayne leaves, John gives Jill a comforting hug.