John pours Jill a large brandy, and she remarks that he's as
bad as Fiona! She tells him that she felt sorry for Wayne, as
it was his first day off crutches, and noone seemed to care. John
replies, though, that that's Wayne's own fault. He asks Jill if
she'd feel better if he stayed the night - in Fiona's room - and
Jill accepts. She goes to take Plan C for a walk, but realises
she can't find her anywhere. She frantically starts calling out
the cat's name and goes out into the corridor to search.
Angela and Rob are cuddling on the couch at Dural when they
hear a car draw up. Angela says it must be Wayne, and she adds
that she hopes he goes straight to bed, as it has been nice and
peaceful without him around. Wayne storms in, makes a comment
about the 'happy couple' and goes off to his room. Angela remarks
that the good thing about going to Melbourne is no Wayne! Rob
says he feels a bit sorry for Wayne, but Angela tells him that
he's too soft.
Jill can't find Plan C anywhere, and she tells John that she
suspects Wayne might have taken her, but John replies, "Even
Wayne's not that bad." He tells Jill to remember
that the last time Plan C went missing, she was found up a tree.
Jill recalls the occasion, and tells John that it was when she
was deciding whether she should go and see Wayne at the hospital
after his accident. She says, "Oh, I did love him."
John gives her a comforting hug.
Rob decides to go to bed. As he is on his way upstairs, Angela
says she hopes she can talk David out of spending too much on
the wedding - particularly as she doesn't want him spending his
savings on freeloaders. She tells Rob that she just wants to invite
family and close friends, but Rob warns her not to hurt David
by being too stubborn.
The next morning, Rob taunts Wayne about his hangover, and remarks
that John will probably feel the same after he came in at 7:30am.
Wayne looks annoyed, and tells Rob to can it. John enters the
room, and Rob asks him if he had a good night. John explains that
he was just helping a friend out, but Rob says, "I bet!"
Turning to Wayne, John asks him if he has seen Plan C, as Jill
can't find her anywhere. Wayne asks if he's being accused of taking
her. He snaps that he could barely make out his car last night,
let alone a cat. He then reiterates his promise to 'get' John,
and John tells him that he's game, whenever Wayne feels better.
At Susan's, Kevin tells his sister that he was in bed at half
past ten last night, after they stayed at the dance for less than
an hour. Susan asks why, but Kevin tells her to ask Lynn. Changing
the subject, Susan says Rob and Angela are coming down today,
and Beryl and David are holding a barbecue tonight in their honour.
Kevin virtually ignores this, though, and says he wishes he could
figure Lynn out. Susan tells him that his wife is pregnant, and
he has to be patient. Kevin says he supposes so. Susan tells him
to buck up by tonight.
Gordon and Barbara arrive at Dural just as Rob and Angela are
about to leave. Angela tells Gordon that he looks drawn, but Gordon
attributes his appearance to too much hard work. He tells the
young couple to hang on, as he wants to write them a cheque to
contribute towards the wedding expenses. Angela tells him that
David will be alright, but Gordon insists, saying it's the least
he can do. He tells Rob and Angela to put their stuff in the car,
and he then goes into his study, where Barbara asks him if he
can afford it. Gordon replies that it's too bad if he can't. Barbara
suggests using some of Patricia's money, but Gordon says he doesn't
want to touch that - the less he has to do with Patricia, the
better. Wayne comes in, saying he thought he heard his
father's voice. He asks how the packing went, and Gordon says
it was fine, and Rosie is up there finishing off. Wayne asks what
the new owner is like, but Gordon just vaguely says, "Ooh,
you know..." The 'phone rings and Wayne goes to answer it.
Barbara asks Gordon if he'll say anything about Fiona, but he
replies that he'll leave it until after the wedding, as he doesn't
want everyone feeling they have to take sides. Afterwards, people
can say what they like - he just doesn't want to muck things up
for Angela. On the 'phone, Jill is asking Wayne to tell John that
she has found Plan C. Wayne asks her if she thought he
took the cat, and Jill replies that she wouldn't put it past him.
Wayne, though, says it's not his style. They both hang up. Wayne
stares at the 'phone for a few seconds, then, after rifling through
the telephone index, dials a number and, when the call is answered
with the word, "Ramberg," he asks to speak to Hal Mason.
Angela and Rob are greeted by Beryl, who tells them that David
is asleep after doing a lot of trips recently. Rob says he supposes
there's a pavlova in the 'fridge for them! He goes and checks,
and finds he's right! Beryl tells them about the barbecue, and
adds that she invited Bob and Aileen, but they've been having
car trouble, so can't come. Angela looks round at the kitchen,
and Beryl asks what is it. Angela says it feels so good to be
back - things are a lot less complicated.
Lynn gets home and crashes on the sofa. Susan comes in and remarks
that she thought Lynn was going straight to the barbecue, but
Lynn says she'd prefer a shower first. Susan asks her if she's
going to wear the dress from the dance, but Lynn says she doesn't
like to wear the same thing two days running. Susan asks what
happened last night, and Lynn tells her that the social was awful
- all the other girls looked great, and she had a maternity
dress on. All the boys were laughing behind her back, she couldn't
dance, and Kevin spent most of the night dancing with Donna. Susan
says she knows Lynn probably feels fat, frumpy and pregnant, but
in three months, it'll all be over. Lynn says she thinks the kids
at school think she and Kevin are a bit of a joke, and she wouldn't
blame Kevin if he was sick of her. Susan tells Lynn, though, that
she's just feeling sorry for herself.
David is up and about, and Angela tells him that she hopes he's
not doing all the extra jobs to pay for the wedding. She gives
him the $2,000 cheque from Gordon, but David says he doesn't want
it - he said he'd pay for the wedding, and he's going
to. Angela says she'll hold onto it in case he changes his mind,
but David assures her he won't. She goes into the kitchen, where
Beryl says she overheard the conversation. Angela says David is
stubborn, but Beryl replies that David is not stubborn, but proud.
Angela says she never thought David would say no. Kevin comes
in the back door and gives Angela a hug. She shows him the ring
and Beryl asks him how the social went, but Kevin just says it
was OK. He asks where Rob is, then grabs some beers and joins
his uncle and father in the living room. Beryl says Kevin is as
bad as David - unpredictable! Angela looks thoughtful. She pulls
the kitchen door shut quietly, and asks Beryl how well she thinks
she can predict Rob, and his attitude to women. She explains about
his ideas of there being bad girls and good girls, the latter
being the ones you marry. Beryl says Rob has always been a funny
kid. Aileen was 40 when she had him, and some of their parents'
old fashioned ideas probably rubbed off on him. She adds that
she's been married to David for 20-odd years, and he
certainly had his secrets. She tells Angela that if Rob
can't love her for who she is, she should give him a good kick
up the backside and find someone else. After thinking for a few
seconds, Angela says, "What the hell!" and adds that
there's plenty worse than her in the world.
John is playing with Plan C at Jill's. Jill offers him something
to eat, but he declines, saying he doesn't want to ruin his appetite
for the big work dinners. Jill says she's worried about Wayne,
as he was saying on the 'phone earlier that he still wanted to
get back at John, but John says he can't see how Wayne can
get at him. He asks Jill if he looks worried, and tells her not
to be concerned.
Hal Mason arrives at Dural to see Wayne, who tells him that
Patricia suggested they should have a talk. He says Patricia rang
last night, and thought that Mason could set him up in the same
way as he set John up. Mason looks at Wayne's CV, but doesn't
look particularly impressed. He tells Wayne that it's funny Patricia
didn't mention it when she rang this morning. Wayne looks slightly
sheepish, but quickly recovers his composure and asks why she
'phoned, so Mason explains that she inherited some shares and
had some questions about them. He adds that she called from 'wherever
she's holidaying.' Wayne decides to come clean, and admits that
he's had trouble getting a job, and he thought Mason could do
the same for him as he did for John. Mason tells Wayne that having
the skills to bluff is very useful. He tells Wayne he expects
him at 9 o'clock the next morning, adding that he's sure that
if Patricia wanted him to help John, she'd probably want him to
help Wayne as well. Wayne asks what he'll be doing, but Mason
just says, "We'll find something." As Mason leaves,
Wayne smiles to himself.
David is reading the paper while Kevin and Rob talk in the corner
of the room. Beryl tells her husband that Susan told her Lynn
has the pregnancy blues. She also says that Angela told her about
Gordon's cheque, but David reiterates that he won't accept it,
and he tells his wife to leave it. Rob offers to get some more
beers, so he goes into the kitchen where Angela is preparing food.
Rob says Kevin has been busy bashing his ear about his marriage
problems. He adds that it's enough to put him off, but then says
he knows Angela will be the perfect wife. Angela looks guilty,
and tells Rob not to build her up into something she's not. Rob
asks her what she's talking about, and Angela says there are things
she has to tell him. She says she's not entirely innocent - she's
been round with a lot of men, and she was pretty wild - she even
broke up a marriage just for the hell of it. Rob says he never
thought she was perfect - and he can't talk. He says
David will be waiting for his beer, and tells Angela he'll see
her outside. As he heads back out of the kitchen, he says, "Doesn't
worry me - honestly." Angela doesn't look convinced, though.