Rob is walking across a field near Woombai when Paul pulls up
on his motorbike and Angela gets off. Paul jokes that he brought
her back in one piece. He rides off, and Rob tells his wife that
he felt like getting out. The two of them start walking, holding
hands as they do so. Rob remarks on Angela having been gone a
long time, but Angela just jokes that Paul eventually got sick
of her and brought her back. Rob tells Angela that keeping out
of Fiona's way doesn't always mean keeping out of his
way. Angela says she's sorry.
With the party still in full swing, John is surprised to catch
Fiona taking a break indoors. He comments on the fact that things
are going very well, and Fiona agrees with him. John comments
that Di is heading the right way for a hangover, but Fiona says
that as long as she's happy.... John says Beryl told him about
her date with Hal Mason, and it was a shock at first, but he realises
it is her life. He asks Fiona if she thinks Beryl will
ever get back with David, but Fiona says she doesn't know what
goes on inside Beryl's head. John remarks that it's not like her,
as he thought she'd be on a 'plane like a shot, but Fiona tells
him that Beryl isn't going back because she doesn't want David
to get the wrong idea. She adds that Beryl is determined to be
independent, and dinner with Hal Mason is probably just the beginning...
Kevin is looking at baby photos of Vic Hardy, which Vic gave
him to compare with David Ernest! Rosie says she'd like to visit
Lynn later, and Kevin tells her that Lynn would love to see her.
Rosie remarks that every mother is proud of her baby. Kevin asks
Rosie how many children she had, and Rosie replies that
it was just the one - Barry. She asks David if he can drive her
to see her son, and David says he will, although he adds that
it's a bit of a drive. He suggests that they leave straight away,
so they can make it in daylight, and Rosie agrees. She tells Kevin
that his dinner is in the oven, explaining that she's grateful
that the Palmers are putting her up, and she just wants to pull
her weight. She and David leave. Kevin chuckles to himself.
David and Rosie pull up outside an apartment block, and David
asks Rosie if she'd like him to come in. Rosie says she would,
to start with, as she doesn't know what'll happen. They go up
a couple of storeys and knock at number 12. The front door of
number 11 immediately opens and a woman tells them that number
12 is empty. She asks David and Rosie who they're after, and they
explain that they want Barry Andrews. Rosie asks where he went,
but the woman says she doesn't know or care - she explains that
he just did a flit in the middle of the day, and she adds that
Rosie has Buckley's chance of finding him.
Back at the Palmer house, David tells Rosie that it's not completely
hopeless. He says he might be able to use some of his contacts
in the removal business to track Barry down. Rosie says, though,
that she doesn't know if she wants to find him after all, as it
doesn't sound like he turned out too well. She says she might
head back to Sydney.
At Dural, Gordon tells Patricia that he's convinced it's a good
business proposition. Patricia tells him to leave the figures
on the bar. Taking offence, Gordon tells his wife that he's been
slaving for days, and the least she could do is take a look. Patricia
gets up from reading her book, briefly glimpses at the file Gordon
has put together, and says she'll get the Ramberg accountants
to go through it. Gordon makes it clear that he's not pleased,
and he tells Patricia that the business is definitely profitable.
He adds that it is supposed to be his business.
Patricia says there's nothing wrong with being cautious, and she
points out to Gordon that he enjoys the work, and it may have
clouded his judgement. Gordon backs down, and agrees to leave
the figures with the Ramberg accountants for one day. Wayne comes
in and tells Gordon and Patricia that he isn't part of the 'elite'
- the guests who were asked to stay overnight at Woombai. Gordon
tells his son that he doesn't know how he could have anything
to do with it, but Wayne says Hal Mason was there, and so was
Paul, and other board members. Patricia says she supposes 'madam'
was bunging it on. Wayne replies, "Better believe it!"
Fiona is joking and laughing with some of the Ramberg board
members, while Paul sits quietly, looking distinctly unimpressed.
One of the board members tells Fiona that she's done an excellent
job. Fiona asks Paul what he thinks, and Paul replies,
"Full marks." Fiona then suggests that perhaps it's
time they all turned in, and she tells people where their various
rooms are - including some in the newly-converted Reid property.
She directs John and Di to their rooms, but Hal Mason asks Di
if he can speak to her before she retires. Di says, though, that
she'd prefer to wait until the morning, as she's a bit drunk.
As Lynn lies in her hospital bed, Kevin asks her if David Ernest
is OK, as he's always crying. Lynn assures her husband that she's
keeping an eye on the baby, and if there was any problem, the
doctor would tell them. She adds that, if it would make Kevin
feel better, he should talk to the nurse. Kevin decides to do
this, and David goes with him to put his mind at rest. Rosie and
Lynn are left alone, and the housekeeper tells the new mother
that she has a beautiful baby. She asks how the labour went, and
Lynn replies that it was a pretty amazing experience. She then
tells Rosie that she was sorry to hear about this afternoon, but
Rosie replies that there's no point getting miserable over something
you can't change. Lynn says she heard Rosie was going back to
Sydney, but Rosie says she's been thinking that she should
see Barry, as he might not be as bad as the woman said. She explains
about how David thought he might be able to track him down, and
she adds that, if he does come up with something, it'd
be lovely. She says it would be silly to go without having one
The next morning, Mason is out trying to ride a horse when Di
approaches him and tells him he could do with a few lessons! Mason
remarks to Di that she's out early, and he asks her why she didn't
want to talk last night. Di tells him that he was being pretty
obvious, and she asks him why he was pushing it. Mason tells Di
that he was jealous. Di tells him that he has no right to be,
but Mason reminds her that their affair did last for nearly a
year. Di says she doesn't want an affair any more, as she enjoys...
Mason interrupts her, telling her not to say that she's in love.
He says John is just a twenty year old kid, but Di says she likes
being with him. Mason suggests that he and Di could bring their
fling out into the open, but Di says she didn't think it was that
serious, and she always thought Mason felt the same. Mason says
he did at first, but - he never said it - but a year is a long
time to be seeing one person, and you grow attached to them -
love them - maybe even marriage isn't out of the question... Di
tells Mason that she could never feel that way about him, and
she tells him not to bring it up again.
Angela tells John that she can't understand Beryl going out
with Hal Mason, but John says Mason is just being friendly. Angela
says he must be interested, but John replies that he
doesn't like it any more than she does, but it's none
of their business. He says he's going to look for Di, and he leaves
the room. Rob tells Angela that they have enough problems of their
own, without getting involved in Beryl's. Angela says she might
say something to Beryl, but Rob tells her that, if she does, Beryl
would tell her to jump in the lake, as she knows how things are
between the two of them. Angela asks Rob if he's been talking
about their problems, and Rob replies that he had to talk to someone.
The argument is about to develop into something more serious when
Fiona comes in and apologises for interrupting. Angela snidely
says to Rob that she hopes he hasn't been talking to Fiona as
well. Rob immediately snaps, "Angie!" and he tells his
wife that that was very rude. Fiona tells Angela that, whether
she likes her or not, she's a guest. Angela says she just doesn't
want to be talked about. Fiona points out to Angela that she accepted
her hospitality, and she just expects some manners in return.
Rob tells Angela that Fiona deserves an apology, but Angela just
snaps at Rob, thanking him for his support, and saying she'd choke
on an apology if she made it. She storms off, and Rob snaps to
Fiona that Angela should wake up to herself.
Rob chases after Angela, but she gets into a horse truck and
drives off. Alan Pascoe tells Rob that there's another truck round
the back, but Rob says he's sick of chasing after her.
Angela pulls up in the middle of some woods and gets out. She
leans on the truck bonnet, and suddenly sees Paul on his motorbike,
Wayne tells Patricia that, if Gordon's got his figures right,
he'll be laughing all the way to the bank, but Patricia says she'd
rather be safe than sorry. Wayne says it won't do his father's
pride any good, but Patricia replies that, where money's concerned,
she can't worry about pride. Wayne tells Patricia that she doesn't
give a damn about Gordon - he can see that, as he's not stupid.
Patricia says she knows he isn't - which is why he won't say anything...
She goes out into the hall and gives Gordon his file of figures
back, as it's the weekend, and she can't do anything until Tuesday
or Wednesday. Gordon tells her that the company want an answer,
but Patricia tells him it can wait until midweek. Gordon says
he wants to know by Tuesday. Patricia snaps, "I'll see what
I can do."
John finds Di sitting under a tree, and she says she was thinking
about him. She tells him that she thinks he ought to know she
was having an affair with Hal Mason before he came along. John
tells her that she doesn't have to explain, but Di just asks him
if he's worried. John says, "Not really." Di says she
wants to stay out of Mason's way for a while. John asks Di if
Mason will give him a hard time, and Di tells him that he won't
do anything consciously, explaining that the MD is just
jealous, but she adds that, if he can pick a hole in John's work,
he will. John tells Di that she kept the relationship a good secret,
but Di says she thinks Wayne had an idea towards the end. John
says he wondered what Wayne meant about him cutting his
own throat. Di tells John that Hal Mason will only fire him if
his work is really bad - and she adds that Wayne has more to worry
about on that score. She suggests to John that they should
get back. John tells Di about Hal Mason taking Beryl out, and
Di says Beryl should have a beaut time, as Mason is good company.
She adds that he'd never use Beryl to get back at John.
In the woods, Paul tells Angela that, unless she and Rob stop
arguing, they're going to have a pretty unhappy time. Angela says
she's all churned up inside. Paul says Rob must be wondering what's
going on, as he's only been married a month, and he tells Angela
to talk to her husband, as he'll understand. Angela asks Paul
how she can tell Rob about him. Paul says he thought
that was settled the other night, but Angela explains that that
is why she's so screwed up - she loves Rob, but she loves Paul
too. She says to Paul, "You feel the same, don't you?"
and she then adds, "Would you kiss me, please? ... Please?"
They move towards each other, and their lips meet...