The kiss continues for several seconds, until Paul eventually
stops and tells Angela he's sorry, but he shouldn't... He adds
that she's Rob's wife, and Angela says she knows. She asks what
they should do, and Paul tells her that she's got to stay with
Rob. Angela says she doesn't know if she can. She goes
and gets in the horse truck, and Paul stands next to the vehicle
as Angela tells him that she's got to get away and think.
Beryl and Hal Mason are out in the Woombai grounds - Beryl tells
Mason that she's getting a breath of fresh air before going back
inside to help Fiona. Mason offers Beryl a lift back to Sydney
when she's ready, explaining that Paul is staying on at Woombai
for a while, so he's going to be lonely, and Beryl would be company.
Beryl accepts. Mason then suggests the two of them have brunch
tomorrow, and Beryl goes along with that suggestion as well. Fiona
comes out and tells them that Di and John are ready to leave.
She offers Beryl a lift back to Sydney with the young couple,
but Beryl tells her that she's already accepted Hal Mason's offer.
Mason tells Fiona that she must be pleased that the board were
so impressed, and he adds that it was good PR inviting all of
them. Fiona says, "Not all of them..."
At Dural, Patricia tells Charlie that Gordon has found a business
to buy into, but she's not going to show much interest. Charlie
asks Patricia if playing with people's lives isn't likely to eventually
blow up in her face, but Patricia tells her friend to stop moralising,
saying she usually gets her own way, so why should this
be an exception?
Angela gets back to Woombai and Rob says he wondered where she'd
got to. Angela just says she's been driving. She tells Rob that
she wants to talk to him, and then says she shouldn't have married
him for a lot of reasons. She says she's going back to Sydney,
and she doesn't want him to come with her. She tells him that
she's got to sort out what to do. Rob says he's sick of things
the way they are - sick of it. He yells at Angela that she's a
spoilt little rich girl who makes mountains out of molehills,
and tells her that if she wants to go, then go. Angela storms
When she gets back to Dural, it doesn't take long for Patricia
to work out that something's wrong. Angela says, "Me and
Rob - it isn't working out." Patricia tells her daughter
to sit down, and she asks what happened. Angela says she loves
Rob, but it's Paul... Patricia says she thought that had been
sorted out, but Angela replies that today they - "...well,
it was only a kiss, but..." She asks her mother how she and
Rob can stay married when she loves someone else, and Patricia
agrees that it's an impossible situation. She asks Angela if she
and Rob have talked, and Angela replies that Paul told her that
she should sort it out with Rob, but it's unfair on Rob, as he
can't understand why she's getting nasty sometimes. Patricia starts
to tell Angela to face the fact that her marriage... when Gordon
comes in and asks what's going on. Angela says, "Rob and
I have broken up." Gordon asks why, but Patricia answers
for her daughter, saying she knew from the start that Angela and
Rob were unsuited, and Angela has found out the hard way.
At Woombai, Fiona thanks Paul for helping her to tidy up, and
Paul explains that he wanted to stay there so he could avoid Angela.
Fiona asks what's happened, and Paul tells her that he went after
another man's wife. Fiona says she didn't think Paul was going
after Angela, and so Paul explains about how they kissed this
morning, adding that it's such a mess. Fiona asks Paul if he loves
Angela, but Paul tells her that Angela is married to Rob, and
there's no way that can be changed. Fiona asks Paul if that means
he doesn't accept divorce, and Paul agrees that he doesn't. He
says, "I love her, but she's Rob's wife."
Gordon says he can't understand what went wrong, and Angela
tells him that it just wasn't working out. Patricia tells her
husband not to pester Angela, but Gordon tells Angela not to take
it too seriously, as all marriages need a period of adjustment.
Patricia says she can't see the point of prolonging it if it's
not working, but Gordon says he can't see the point of throwing
it away so easily. Angela snaps at the two of them not to start
arguing as well, and they apologise. The 'phone rings, and Angela
says she doesn't want to speak to Rob if it's him. Gordon takes
the call, while Patricia tells Angela that she hopes she doesn't
think she's making her do anything, but Angela says she
knows Patricia only wants what's best for her. Gordon tells the
two women that it's a call about golf tomorrow, and he'll take
it in the study. He leaves the room. Patricia tells Angela that
she was wrong to say she and Paul could just be friends. Angela
says she loves Paul - and Rob. Patricia says she understands,
because, even when she became involved with David, she never really
stopped loving Gordon. Angela says she's glad she can talk to
Patricia, as Gordon wouldn't understand. Patricia suggests they
don't tell Gordon about Paul until it's all over. She asks why
they should make life hopeless for Rob if he's going to stay with
them, although she adds that it's better to end the marriage now,
than let things get more unpleasant.
The next day, Charlie visits Dural and tells Patricia that she
can't stay long because she has to pack for her flight to Paris.
She asks Patricia to come with her, but Patricia says she can't,
as she has too much on her plate. She is struck by a brainwave,
however, and tells Charlie that Angela is very confused, and getting
her away for a while is the perfect answer, so she can
persuade Rob to return to Melbourne. Charlie adds a comment about
leaving the way clear for the more socially acceptable Paul Sheppard.
Angela enters the lounge at this moment, and Patricia says Charlie
has been trying to persuade her to go to Paris, but she's too
busy. She suggests to Angela that she should go, and
Angela is incredulous. Patricia tells her daughter to hurry up
and decide, as Charlie needs to get away quickly, but all Angela
can say is, "But Rob..." She says she should at least
see him and talk to him, but then realises that a month in Paris
would give her time to sort herself out. She asks Charlie if they're
leaving today, and Charlie says they are. She tells Angela to
start packing. Patricia says she'll talk to Rob, and
she adds that he might even go to Melbourne and catch up with
his family. Angela says Rob must realise she just needs time to
think, to which Patricia replies, "I'll make everything very
clear to him..." She turns and smiles at Charlie...
Rosie gets into the Palmer house as David is on the 'phone to
a contact of his. When the call is over, he tells Rosie that Barry
is staying in a place in Brunswick, and he adds that he can take
her there this afternoon if she likes. Rosie points out that a
lot of people go out on Sunday afternoons, and she asks if they
can go now.
Beryl gets back to the boarding house, having enjoyed bruch
with Hal Mason. She invites him in, and immediately starts tidying
up, explaining that it's hard to break old habits! She and Mason
sit down and Beryl asks Mason about his daughter. Mason says she's
called Lindy, and she's quite a talented artist, but she always
sees him as a philistine! He tells Beryl that Lindy has
an exhibition tomorrow, and he invites her to come along with
him. Beryl says she's sure Lindy will want her father to herself,
but Mason explains that he won't want to be there at the same
time as his daughter as he needs time to think what comments to
make. Beryl accepts the invitation.
David and Rosie pull up outside house number 80, and immediately
see a woman yelling at a man named Roy to just go, adding that
he didn't have to get mixed up. The man yells that he won't pay
the woman's fine, but the woman yells back that there might not
even be a fine. Roy says that of course there will. He
rides off, and David approaches the woman and asks if Barry Andrews
lives there. The woman tells him, though, that Barry has been
gone for over a week, and she says she doesn't know where he is.
Rosie explains that it's important that they find him, as she's
his mother, and she hasn't seen him for years. The woman suddenly
says, "You're dad's mum?" Rosie says, "Dad?
You're my granddaughter - I didn't even know I had one!"
Rosie, David and the woman - Gayle Andrews - return to the Palmer
house, but David leaves again almost straight away for work. Gayle
says the place is nice, and she then tells Rosie that she's sorry
she missed Barry. Rosie says she can't understand his clearing
out and leaving like that, and so Gayle tells her that she wasn't
worth any money to him any more. She goes on to explain that her
mum walked out years ago, and got herself a new husband who paid
Barry to look after Gayle. Once Gayle turned 17 a few weeks ago,
the money stopped. She says she's been trying to find a job, but
she's had no luck. Rosie asks Gayle how she managed, and Gayle
confesses that she stole a few things, adding that she had
to, as she was hungry. Rosie tells her that she won't go hungry
today, and she asks Gayle to help her with the veggies. Rosie
tells her granddaughter that she'll have to go back to the shop
and give them their money back, but Gayle says it's not that easy,
as she got nabbed twice, and although she got let off the first
time, the second time she wasn't so lucky, and she's up in front
of the magistrate tomorrow. She tells Rosie that she won't be
able to pay the fine, so she'll have to go in the detention centre.
Rosie says though, "No granddaughter of mine is
going in any detention centre." Gayle points out that she
can't pay the fine, but Rosie tells her that she'll go with her
and see what she can do. Gayle smiles to herself behind Rosie's
Fiona is vacuuming at Woombai when she notices there's a burn
mark on the carpet, which she attributes to a cigarette. She asks
Paul to help her move the settee over it, which he does. Fiona
tells him that she feels sorry for Rob, not knowing how bad the
situation is. Paul asks Fiona if she thinks he should tell Rob,
but Fiona tells him he shouldn't if he wants to hang onto his
front teeth! Rob enters the room, and tells Fiona that Alan Pascoe
wants her, as there's a problem at the stables. Fiona goes out,
and Rob comments to Paul about the place being back to rights.
Paul agrees. He tells Rob that he knows a bit about the situation
between him and Angela, as he and Angela had a few talks. He adds
that she didn't go into details, but he tells Rob that she wants
to make the marriage work, but there are serious problems. Paul
tells Rob that he should return to Sydney as soon as possible
to sort it out. Rob says he'll get his things. Paul sighs heavily.
Rob gets in his car, and Fiona wishes him luck. She asks if
she can poke her nose in one more time, and she suggests to him
that he get Angela out of the house, and away from any influences.
Rob agrees that Patricia hasn't helped. He says, "We'll sort
it out." Fiona watches as he drives off.
Gordon tells Patricia that, whatever Angela's problems are,
he can't see the point in running away, but Patricia says that,
if Angela stayed, it would be too much of an emotional strain.
She explains to Gordon that she talked to her daughter, and she's
closer to a breakdown than he thinks. Gordon says he doesn't understand,
and so Patricia tells him about Angela having second thoughts
before the wedding. Gordon asks Patricia why she let Angela go
through with it then, and Patricia replies that she thought they
were just pre-wedding nerves. Gordon says they're married now,
and they should go through with it, but Patricia says a period
of separation will give Angela a chance to pull herself together,
and if they want to try again, then fine. Gordon tells Patricia
that she's right. Patricia tells Gordon that it would be better
if he didn't come to the airport, so there's not too much fuss.
Angela comes downstairs and Gordon tells her not to let Charlie
drag her around. He hugs her, and Patricia says they'd better
get going, as they have to pick Charlie up on the way. Angela
and Patricia step outside the front door, and Angela turns and
looks at her mother, sadly.