As the women of Dural gather by the front door to depart for
Barbara's, Patricia taunts Rosie about the hat she's wearing,
but Rosie defiantly says she'll wear what she likes. Patricia
calls upstairs for Angela. Rosie remarks on Patricia having suddenly
changed her mind about coming, but Patricia just says she had
time to spare. Rosie asks if it's because it's at Barbara's place,
but Patricia snaps that she's the mother of the bride, and it's
none of Rosie's business. When Angela comes down, she tells Rosie
not to worry about the hat, as it won't be that sort of do. Rosie
says it doesn't worry her.
Jill and Angela walk into the lounge at Barbara's together,
and Jill announces to everyone that the bride-to-be has arrived.
Patricia walks in a few seconds later, and Barbara looks annoyed
to see her. One of the guests comes up to Angela and leads her
over to another part of the room to talk. Barbara 'smiles' at
Patricia, and Patricia 'smiles' back! Jill warns Patricia to be
careful of the lethal punch! Patricia tells Barbara that she couldn't
possibly not come when she heard she was helping...
At Dural, David tries to persuade Gordon to come out for Rob's
buck's night, but Gordon says he doesn't find drinking beer and
watching blue movies fun. David says he thought Gordon would swallow
his pride, and Gordon starts to reply that he's been swallowing
his pride for... when Wayne, John and Rob come in. Rob checks
again with Gordon that he's sure about not coming, and then he
and John head out. Wayne lingers a moment, but then says he'd
better go as he wouldn't want to miss any of the fun.
At the shower tea, Jill tells Angela she's glad she's happy,
and Angela says she was just being stupid this morning. Patricia
suddenly announces to the whole room that a friend of hers, Tina,
has been telling everyone that Barbara and Gordon had a fling
while she was overseas. Turning to the hostess, she says, "Isn't
that ridiculous?" Barbara snaps, "Yes, it is."
As the party returns to normal chatter, Barbara says to Patricia,
"How dare you ridicule me in my own home." Patricia
replies, "Did I?"
Later, as the guests leave, Jill and Barbara thank them for
coming. Angela hugs Barbara in appreciation, and asks her if she's
sure about not coming to the wedding. After a moment's thought,
Barbara says she'd like to change her mind if that's OK. Angela
assures her it is. Patricia doesn't look happy. As Angela and
Jill leave, Rosie hangs on, but Patricia orders her out, leaving
her alone with Barbara to ask, "What the hell are you up
to?" Barbara says she wasn't going to go the the
wedding because she thought it was in poor taste, but after tonight,
she'll be there because Angela wants her there. She warns
Patricia that if she makes a fool of her again, she'll make sure
she shows her up for the woman she really is. Patricia says she's
Gordon's wife, but Barbara replies that Gordon needs a woman who
can give love, as well as take it. Patricia says it's
funny that Gordon doesn't see it that way, but Barbara replies
that Patricia's type always trip themselves up - she can wait,
but when Gordon wants her, she'll be there. Patricia asks Barbara
if she really believes that, and Barbara simply replies, "Yes."
David and John call in at the boarding house after the buck's
night comes to an end. They are both reasonably drunk. Fiona asks
where Rob is, and John says he was on top of a table doing a strip
last time they saw him! They explain that they've just stopped
off to sober up. Fiona says she'll get some coffee.
Patricia, Angela and Rosie get back to Dural, and when Gordon
sees Angela holding a pile of presents, he remarks that she must
have had a good night. Angela says it's time she went to bed,
and Rosie agrees that would be best for her as well.
When she's alone with Gordon, Patricia comments on how nice it
is to have some quiet, as the women at the party really talk.
Gordon says he could have done with some noise,
but he couldn't relax with David. Patricia tells her husband that
it's not often they get some time alone together, and she proposes
a toast, to 'Us'. She says she's glad she went to the shower tea,
which prompts Gordon to ask after Barbara. Patricia says it was
good to show her there were no hard feelings. She adds that she
feels sorry for Barbara, as she knows how she felt when
she thought she was losing Gordon. Gordon suggests they take their
drinks to bed before the boys get home.
Fiona tells John and David that there was a time when she thought
they'd never get on. David says he's glad he woke up to himeself
when he did. He says it was that time at Woombai that did the
trick, when the two of them worked together - it's just a pity
it wasn't sooner. John says, "Better late than never."
Fiona tells them to keep up the good work.
The next morning, John is in Hal Mason's office, saying he can't
see the big deal. Mason says they could have lost the account,
and tells John that he should have been prepared. He adds that
he didn't appreciate John being late, and so John explains that
he slept through the alarm. Mason asks John if he spent the night
out drinking with his mates, and he tells John that he can do
what he likes during outside hours, but while he's there,
he should do his job. John says he won't make the mistake again.
Mason tells John that he's got two weeks to show he's still up
to the job. John leaves the office. Mason then 'phones Patricia
and asks her see her. Patricia says she's tied up until 1pm, and
so they agree to meet at 3pm.
Patricia hangs up the 'phone in the study at Dural, and tells
Paul that he's chopping and changing. Paul explains that he was
keen to move on, but he's thought about it now, and changed his
mind. Patricia tells him she's glad he's staying, as she's pleased
with his work. Paul starts to leave the room, but then hesitates.
Patricia asks if there's something else, but Paul replies, "No."
He then adds that if any help is required with the wedding...
Patricia says she'll let him know. She asks him to let Rosie know
he'll be staying. Paul leaves the study, and hears David, Angela,
John and Rob in the lounge, talking about last night. He goes
in and tells Rosie that he's staying on, but he'll stay in the
background. Angela says, "Thankyou," but she looks upset.
Susan arrives at the Palmer house, and on seeing her mother,
tells her she looks terrible. Beryl says she's never felt like
flying less in all her life, and so Susan suggests they leave
the trip until tomorrow. She says she'll 'phone David, but Beryl
says she wants to do it.
David tells Angela that she's very quiet, and Angela replies
that she's feeling seedy. The 'phone rings and Rosie answers it,
soon passing the call onto David, who decides to take it in the
hall. Beryl tells him not to get mad, but she won't be coming
until tomorrow. David tells his wife that he thought she was about
to pull a swifty, but Beryl says she's feeling sick, and she's
in no state to travel. David asks when she'll arrive, but Beryl
just says to expect her when he sees her. She then sarcastically
thanks him for being so concerned for her health.
At Ramberg, Hal Mason tells Patricia that Wayne told him about
John's employment record, and it's hardly responsible. Patricia
asks what Wayne knows, adding that she thought John was doing
well. She tells Mason that he can't let her son go after one-or-two
mistakes, but Mason makes it clear that, if John continues to
do badly, he'll get rid of him. He says he's giving John a go
just as he's giving Wayne a go, but Patricia chips in that Wayne
was nothing to do with her. Mason says, though, that Wayne is
the best of the lot. He says he's had reports from Melbourne that
David's work isn't encouraging either, and he asks Patricia to
remember that Ramberg is a business, and not her personal employment
agency. Patricia says it takes David a while to adjust to new
ideas. Mason asks her why she's so interested in the Palmer family,
saying that she doesn't strike him as the guardian angel type.
Patricia replies, though, "Who says I'm doing it to help
When Lynn and Kevin arrive at Manly, Lynn is immediately impressed
by the boarding house, and Kevin says he'd like to go to the beach
tomorrow. Lynn says she'd like a place like the boarding house,
and she asks to have a look around. Fiona tells the couple that
David, John and Rob hope to come round later. Kevin asks if David
has said how things are going, and Fiona replies that the trip
is doing him a lot of good, and David and John are very close
now. Kevin says it's OK for John, as he doesn't know... Fiona
says, "And he's not going to know - is he?"
Kevin sullenly replies, "No."
Wayne leaves Ramberg for the day, and sees Hal Mason in the
car park. He tells the MD that it's the wedding tomorrow, and
then asks how things went with Patricia. Mason says Patricia wasn't
keen, but he made his point. He remarks on John's personal problems,
so Wayne 'explains' that John is mixed up with a girl who was
a prostitute. Mason says, "Charming - his own silly fault,
then." He adds that he hopes nothing else will upset John's
own personal apple cart.
At Dural, Rosie comments on Wayne being chirpy, and Wayne says
he's had a good day. Patricia tells Rosie she wants some tea,
and Rosie replies that the kettle is on, but Patricia tells the
housekeeper to concentrate on tea, rather than arranging flowers.
Wayne tells Patricia that he must have just missed her at Ramberg.
Patricia replies that they're having tea out by the pool, and
Wayne's welcome to join them, but Wayne declines, saying he has
work to do. Patricia tells him that Angela and Rob have seen a
block of land they're really keen on. Wayne remarks that he thought
they'd be staying, but Patricia just says she might speak to Gordon.
Wayne tells Patricia that she must be keen to keep them around,
and Patricia replies that she certainly is. She goes out to the
pool, and asks David where Angela is, and David replies that she's
gone to hurry Rosie up. Patricia apologises to David for snapping
at him when he was going to see Fiona. She asks if Kevin and Lynn
have arrived yet, and David replies that Fiona is giving them
the royal treatment! Patricia remarks that she's surprised Beryl's
not with them, but David says his wife is leaving it until the
last moment. Patricia asks if Beryl will definitely come, and
David says of course. Patricia thanks David for his effort, and
David replies that Angela is his daughter.
Indoors, Wayne is sitting at the bar, looking at a file, when
he hears Rob come in. He dashes out into the hall and says he'd
like a private talk, although he warns that it would be best to
talk quietly. He tells Rob that Kevin arrived today, and he's
worried about what he might say about what happened at Woombai.
Rob warns Wayne to keep his voice down, but, unbeknown to him,
John is sitting in the study, and can hear every word. Rob asks
Wayne what it is to him, and Wayne says he thinks they
need to work out a way to keep Kevin away from the twins. As the
two men head into the study, Rob loudly says, "As if Kevin's
going to start spouting about Patricia and David having an affair!"
John looks stunned.