John is 'lumbered' with reading the telegrams, which, he tells
the seated guests, makes him recall those he had to read out at
Kevin's wedding. He says that he has one more telegram to read
out, which is to Rob from 'The Used Ones.' Rob puts his hand over
his face, and John announces that he is supposed to sing it, but
he decides to give that one a miss when a chorus of "No"s
ripples through the crowd! He eventually reads out the telegram,
which is from Rob's colleagues at the car yard, and he then hands
over to the MC, Wayne. Wayne stands up and announces that his
next duty is to introduce the father of the bride. He says he
knows people aren't sure which father it will be, but he asks
Gordon to step forward. The guests clap. Gordon says he knows
he's not Angela's natural father, but David has let him make the
speech for both of them, and he'd like to thank him for that.
There's another ripple of applause.
Susan sits by Beryl's bed, stroking her mother's cheek. The
doctor comes in and calls Susan outside, where he tells her that
he wants to keep Beryl in for another day, under sedation. Susan
says Beryl would be better if David was there, and she can't understand
why he isn't, as he should have got the message. She
asks if she can make another interstate call, and she goes and
dials the Hamiltons' number. At Dural, the 'phone rings, but there
is noone inside to hear it...
Gordon concludes his speech by saying it's been a delight and
privilege to bring Angela up, and he's pleased and confident with
her choice of husband. There's another round of applause and Wayne
then stands up and proposes a toast to the bride and groom. All
the guests stand up and toast the happy couple before sitting
down again. Wayne then asks Rob and Angela if they can stand for
the bridal waltz. The two of them move into the space in the garden
and gaze into each other's eyes as they dance. Both have broad
smiles on their faces. Patricia and David also step up to dance,
and they are soon joined by John and Jill, Bob and Aileen and
various other guests. While this is going on, Barbara approaches
Gordon and sits down next to him. She tells him that she's been
thinking, and she's come to the conclusion that she feels out
of place with Patricia around. She tells Gordon that it isn't
fair on him or her, so she's going to go to Melbourne
to visit some relatives. She says she's not happy that Patricia's
around, but she can accept it. Gordon tells Barbara that he's
been terribly unfair to her, but Barbara suggests that they should
just give everyone something to really talk about when
she's gone. She stands up to lead Gordon to the dance floor.
Sometime later, Patricia is inside, seeing some guests out,
when Barbara also heads towards the front door. Patricia makes
a comment about Barbara going at last, and so Barbara reveals
that she's really leaving - not just Dural, but Sydney
as well. Patricia suggests that their 'talk' must have done some
good, but, in reply, Barbara tells Patricia that she's a very
sad woman. She says Gordon will never forget about her, but she's
leaving him to be with Patricia not in defeat, but because she
doesn't want him to be hurt any more. Patricia sarcastically comments
that that's very noble, but Barbara replies that at least she
knows the meaning of the word. Angela joins them and
sees Barbara leaving. As she walks out of the door, Barbara calls
back, "Oh - lovely party." Patricia looks annoyed.
Kevin and Jill have sneaked away from the main gathering to
siphon petrol from the wedding car into Jill's bomb! Jill says
she hopes Lynn's not going to be looking for her husband, but
Kevin says his wife is having a superb time, and won't even notice
Inside, Wayne tells Patricia that she'd better go back outside
as dessert's about to be served. Patricia tells Wayne that his
lack of manners during the speeches had been noticed, but Wayne
replies that he didn't think she'd care. Patricia says she's not
keen on the marriage, but if she doesn't go along with it, she
risks Angela deciding to leave for Melbourne. She adds that at
least this will keep her in Sydney until she has the Palmers out
of her system. Wayne points out that Angela could still leave,
but Patricia says it's unlikely. Wayne asks Patricia what plan
she has up her sleeve now, but doesn't get an answer because David
comes downstairs, having packed to return home. He tells Patricia
that he tried ringing both his house and Susan's, but there was
no answer. Patricia says there's bound to be an explanation. David
asks her to ask Rob and Angela to come inside, as he has something
important to see them about.
Kevin tells a drunk Jill that champagne tastes a lot better
than petrol! Jill replies that he might not say that if he'd had
some of the champagne she's had in her time! Kevin says
he supposes there'll be a lot more on the menu now that Fiona
is rolling in it, and they joke about Fiona buying her own vineyard!
Lynn finally locates her husband and tells him and Jill that dessert
is about to be served, which prompts Kevin to remark on the famous
pavlova! Jill thanks him for his help, and pours herself another
glass of champagne. Lynn tells Kevin that a week ago, she would
have been jealous if she'd caught him with a pretty girl, but
Kevin asks in reply, "Who?!" Lynn says she'll tell Jill
that he said that, and Kevin jokes, "Don't you dare!"
In the lounge, David tells Angela and Rob that he hates running
off, but he hopes they understand. He gives them a present - a
cheque for $300 - which he explains isn't a lot, but he hopes
it helps. Angela thanks him. Patricia and Wayne look on disapprovingly
and Patricia suddenly asks everyone to hold on a minute. She leaves
the room. Angela asks David if he got a flight OK, and David says
it leaves in two hours. Patricia comes back and says she was going
to wait until later, but this seems like as good a time as any
- and she gives Angela a piece of paper. She tells her daughter
that it's only a receipt, but she and Rob are now the proud owners
of the piece of land that they were keen on. Rob looks really
pleased, and Patricia tells him that, with what he's saving, and
with David's money as well, he and Angela will soon be hiring
an architect so that they can build their own place.
In Melbourne, the doctor notices Susan sitting in the corridor
at the hospital, and he tells her to go home and rest. Susan says
she doesn't like leaving Beryl, but the doctor suggests she should
go home and get some rest. Susan agrees that it makes sense, and
adds that she can collect a few things from the Palmer house,
and try ringing Sydney again.
Kevin tells David to give Beryl his love, and David tells Kevin
and Lynn to enjoy themselves. Kevin says he feels guilty about
not going back. David says he'd better get going, and he goes
to get into the taxi, but he is stopped by Angela, who runs up
and gives him a couple of pieces of wedding cake and pavlova for
Beryl. David says it will mean a lot to her. He tells Angela and
Rob to stay in touch, and they assure him that they will. Angela
thanks David again and hugs him, telling him that she thinks he's
a great dad. David finally gets in his cab, which drives off.
Kevin and Lynn head back to the party.
In the lounge, Fiona tells Gordon that she hoped this might
be a day for burying hatchets, but Gordon replies that all the
champagne in the world won't make him change his mind about her.
Fiona says she hoped he'd understand about her buying Woombai,
and Gordon replies that he can excuse her for doing that, but
he won't forget the lies she told him about what went on between
Patricia and James Sheppard.
John notices Di Miller in the lounge and thanks her for saving
his neck. Di tells John that he needs to separate his personal
and work lives, and she warns him that Hal Mason doesn't fool
around when he gives out warnings. John says he's glad he has
someone on his side, and Di replies that it's nice to have someone
genuine around the place. Kevin comes in and asks John to help
him fix up the wedding car. Di follows them outside.
Lynn, Aileen and Rosie are in the hall, and Aileen tells Rosie
that she really knows how to run a house. Lynn and Aileen both
make it clear that they're impressed by Rosie's work. Rosie says
she'll miss having Rob around, and Aileen says she feels the same,
although she's used to him coming and going. She then adds that
she's worried about Beryl, and hopes she's alright. Lynn comments
that it was a good job the wedding plans were changed, otherwise
Beryl would be in a real panic if she was feeling off-colour.
Rosie agrees that she hopes Beryl's alright, and she tells Aileen
that she has a daughter to be proud of. Lynn says Beryl is probably
just having 'one of those days' - she gets them as well,
and knows what it's like being pregnant.
In the study, Rob helps Angela dress and he tells her that she
looks fantastic - as good as the first day he clapped eyes on
her. He comments that he never saw his wedding being such a hou-haa,
but adds that it's good to see David and Gordon getting on so
well. He tells Angela that she's the best girl in the world, and
says, "God, I'm lucky." Angela says they've been through
a lot, but they made it - "We're both lucky."
In the hall, Di asks Rosie about a call she heard was waiting
for her, and Rosie tells her that it's Hal Mason, and Patricia's
currently talking to him. As she hands the 'phone over, Patricia
tells Di that she's asked Hal to come along for a drink.
Outside, Rob and Angela walk along the line of guests, saying
goodbye. They hug, kiss or shake hands with Fiona, Kevin and Lynn,
Aileen - who Angela refers to as 'mum' and who tells Rob that
she's very proud - and Bob. When Angela gets to Paul, she ignores
him, and walks straight past, to where Gordon and Patricia are
standing. Patricia tells her daughter to have a wonderful time,
and John then takes his sister to one side to ask her if she's
happy. Angela replies that she is. John tells her to look after
herself, and Angela says she will. Rob joins them and, as he gets
into the car, he remarks that he's surprised there are no cans
attached to it. He and Angela sit down inside, the door's shut,
and the car drives off - with a banner attached to the back, saying,
"Follow this car - Just Married - Might need a tow"!
As Susan tries to find things at Beryl's, the 'phone rings -
it's Rosie, who says she's glad she got through. She tells Susan
that David tried to call, but he didn't get any answer, and Susan
replies that that's funny, because she told Patricia that they'd
be at the hospital. Rosie remarks that Patricia never said anything
about a hospital, and so Susan explains that the line was bad.
Patricia walks past Rosie, and the housekeeper gives her a very
suspicious look. Patricia walks up to Paul, and asks to talk to
him. They go into the study where Patricia says she knows what's
behind it now. Paul says he doesn't know what she means, but Patricia
tells him she's talking about him and Angela. Paul says he's sorry
- it's just one of those things which happened as soon as they
saw each other. Patricia asks Paul if Angela encouraged him, but
Paul says she didn't. Patricia tells Paul that he obviously can't
stay on, and he can either leave today or work out the week. Paul
says there's a lot of clearing up to do, so he might as well stay
In the hall, Rosie is offering Hal Mason some cake when Paul
and Patricia leave the study. He immediately asks Patricia what's
going on, and Patricia queries, "Paul?" Mason asks what
Paul's doing there, and so Patricia explains that he's Paul Clark,
the gardener. Mason tells Patricia that he doesn't know what game
he's playing at, but "...you just went half way round the
world trying to find him - that's Paul Sheppard."
Patricia looks astounded.