David leaves the room, and tells Susan, who's sitting in the
corridor, that Beryl doesn't want to see him, as she expected
him earlier. Susan says she'll talk to her, but David warns his
daughter not to push it - just calm Beryl down.
At the boarding house, everyone is trying to decide what to
do for the day. Kevin says he'd like another look round Manly,
but not everyone's keen, so Fiona suggests they split into two
groups and meet up later for a cruise round the harbour. Jill
suggests that she and Kevin go sightseeing, while the rest can
do their own thing. John gives her a look. He says he's concerned
about Lynn, but Lynn says she's happy with that arrangement. They
all head out, and Kevin remarks to Jill that John didn't look
keen on the two of them spending the morning together. Jill says
John gets funny when he doesn't get his own way, and Kevin says
he knows - he spent 15 years sharing a room with him! They leave
the boarding house, and Kevin tells Jill that this will be a break
for him as well, from Lynn. Jill comments that living in each
other's pockets all the time must drive them round the bend. Kevin
points out that David and Beryl go everywhere together. The two
of them then have a race to the corner, which Kevin easily wins!
Susan tells Beryl that she's being unreasonable, but Beryl says
it's between her and David. Susan tells her mother that she'll
be able to go home this afternoon, but Beryl says she can't go
back to her own house - not with David there. She asks if she
can stay at Susan's, but Susan ignores the question and says she
wishes her mother would understand. She explains again about the
bad line, saying that there's no need to take it out on David,
but Beryl says she just wants a 'yes' or 'no'. Susan tells her
mother that she's making a mistake, but she agrees. She says she'll
go and get some things from the house, and then she'll come back
to pick her mother up.
Angela and Rob arrive at Macedon, and Angela finds a note from
Bob and Aileen telling them to have a good time. Rob tells Angela
that it was a great night at the hotel, and Angela replies that
it'll be even better at Macedon. Rob offers to cook, and they
start laughing and joking about his culinary skills. They end
up on the settee, with Rob tickling his wife. Rob tells Angela
that she can ring home if she wants, but Angela says she doesn't
think everyone will want to be disturbed. Rob agrees, saying Rosie
and Paul are probably working their socks off clearing up. Angela
tells Rob to leave it, and keep everyone in suspense. Rob agrees,
saying they have better things to do...
Kevin and Jill arrive back at the boarding house, and Kevin
tells Jill that they'll be skinned alive for not arriving at the
jetty in time to meet the others. Jill points out to Kevin that
he has the watch! She notices Plan C wandering around
on the porch, and takes her inside. Kevin tells Jill that she's
right, as there's no way they could have contacted the others.
The two of them go into Fiona's kitchen, where Jill teaches Kevin
to shell prawns. Kevin remarks that living in Sydney must be like
having Christmas all year round, which prompts Jill to say that
things can't be that bad. Kevin admits to her that things
haven't turned out like he expected since he left home: he
was going to be a big journalist, and Lynn was going
to be able to relax at home, whereas it's Lynn who's
working all day in a cake shop and he's doing a paper
round. Jill laughs when she hears this, and Kevin tells her that
she wouldn't think it funny if she had to do it. Jill
asks him if he couldn't ask David for some money, but Kevin says
no way. Jill says the paper round is a dead end, and she suggests
that maybe he could work behind a bar, or in a bottle shop instead.
Kevin says he's not old enough, but Jill reminds him that he'll
be 18 soon, and Kevin agrees, saying he'll start looking round.
He tells Jill that she should come down to Melbourne for a visit
sometime, as they could do with her brains there!
At the Palmer house, David tells Susan that he can't believe
Beryl is going to live with her, but Susan says she had no choice.
She tells her father that Beryl won't be staying with her for
long, but David just asks why his wife's being like this. Susan
says it's a natural reaction, and in a day or two, Beryl will
be ready to be talked around. David asks what Rob and Angela will
think, but Susan suggests they shouldn't be told, as a honeymoon
is special. David says Kevin and Lynn will have to be told, as
they need to know what they're letting themselves in for when
they get back.
Angela and Rob are out for a walk in the woods, and Angela tells
Rob to stop dragging his feet. Rob immediately jumps in a nice
muddy puddle! He asks Angela which way it is to the house, but
Angela doesn't know! Rob tells his wife that they'll have to start
thinking about having children of their own, but Angela says there's
no rush. Rob says that he was born late in his parents'
lives, but Angela points out that the two of them are not over
the hill yet. Rob says they have their own land, and they can
start building soon - he just hopes there's not too much of an
age gap between them and their kids. Angela replies, "Who
needs kids, when I've got you?!"
Beryl is ready to leave the hospital when Susan enters her room
with Bob and Aileen. Beryl asks her parents about the wedding,
and Aileen says it was wonderful. She asks Beryl if she's reconsidered,
but Beryl says she's still going to Susan's. She suddenly notices
David standing out in the corridor, but when she leaves her room,
she walks straight past him without making any signs of acknowledging
him. Bob tells David that he'll come home with him.
Rob gives Angela a piggyback onto the settee and then has great
difficulty pulling her boots off! When she's finally barefoot
again, Angela says she'll go and make lunch.
Jill and Kevin are playing cards when everyone else arrives
back at the boarding house. Fiona immediately comments that she
knew they'd find them at home! John looks sullen. Kevin
apologises for him and Jill missing out on the cruise. John goes
into the kitchen and asks Jill if she had much trouble missing
the hydrofoil, but Jill replies that it was an accident. John
tells her that he had a ticket, but Jill snaps that if he wants
the money, he can have it. Fiona comes in and suggests that perhaps
a cup of tea would be better.
David offers Bob a cup of tea, and Bob asks David if the kids
have been told. David says he's been putting it off. Bob says
Beryl is in familiar surroundings now, and if anyone can talk
sense into her, Aileen can.
Susan heads off to work. Aileen asks Beryl if she's warm enough,
and Beryl replies that she's glad her mother's there. Aileen says
Susan has brought her up-to-date. Beryl says David should have
been with her, but he was too busy worrying about himself
- if David had been there, she might still have the baby. Aileen
tells her daughter that she can't be sure about that, but Beryl
says she can - she tells her mother that David doesn't care. Aileen
points out that she and Bob and the kids all stayed at the wedding,
and Beryl's not holding anything against them, and she
adds that David had no inkling that there could be a miscarriage.
Beryl asks how she knows, and Aileen tells her that they all got
the same message, and it didn't sound urgent. Beryl says, though,
that David turned his back on her, to stay with Patricia. Aileen
says she doesn't understand, and so Beryl tells her about the
affair between David and Patricia, and how she took him back,
convinced he was over her. She says, "He can beg all he likes
- I won't forgive him a second time."
David is on the 'phone and asks Fiona to tell the kids. Bob
is busy tidying up, explaining to David that he's trying to make
himself useful. David apologises to his father-in-law for him
and Aileen being dragged in to it, and he asks Bob what he thinks.
Bob says he and Aileen have never interfered in their children's
lives, but he can't understand what Beryl is up to - it was always
Rob who gave them the trouble. David admits that he's given Beryl
a rough trot on and off, and he probably deserves what's happening.
Bob says he's sorry about the baby, as it would probably have
given the family a new lease of life.
John asks Fiona if David said anything else, but Fiona says
not much. Kevin says David knows Beryl's right, but John tells
his brother not to be stupid. The two of them start yelling about
David's indiscretions again, until Fiona interrupts, saying David's
too decent not to do everything he could. John says David has
made mistakes in the past, but not this time. Lynn points out
that it must have been a shock for David to find out how bad Beryl
really was when he got to Melbourne. She and Kevin decide to pack
and head back home, and John tells Kevin to give his father a
go. Fiona agrees that Kevin should hold fire, as the problem is
between David and Beryl.
Outside, Jill is just returning from shopping when John comes
out. He says he supposes she was hoping he'd be gone by the time
she got back, but Jill tells him not to be stupid. John tells
Jill that he's figured out what gives with her - she really feels
something for him, which is why she's backing off. Jill replies
that she's backing off because he's beginning to be boring again.
She tells John that he's the one with the hangup, not
Late that night, Rob is setting the fire when Angela emerges
from the kitchen. Rob says he wants to talk, and he asks Angela
how she'd feel if their first child was a girl. Angela says she
doesn't really want to talk about kids on their honeymoon, but
Rob replies that he thought she couldn't wait to start a family.
Angela says she doesn't want to rush into things, as the two of
them have got to be ready, but Rob says he could never be more
ready. Angela says she can't explain, and she tells Rob to drop
it, but Rob replies that he knows she wants kids. Angela repeats
her request to drop it, but Rob says he wants to know what's wrong.
Angela suddenly snaps and agrees to tell him her problem - she
yells, "I made a huge mistake marrying you, and having kids
would only make it worse." She runs out of the house, leaving
Rob looking stunned.