David goes into the kitchen, where Kevin asks him about the call.
David tells his son to forget it. Kevin asks if it's about Beryl
seeing another bloke, and he explains about 'phoning her earlier
and a strange man answering. David says Beryl can do what she
likes. Kevin suggests that the bloke might be a friend of Fiona's,
who's just showing Beryl round. At this point, Rosie and Gayle
come in, and Rosie tells the two men that Gayle got off with a
$200 fine, and was released into her custody. Gayle tells Rosie
that she'll be alright, but Rosie insists that she's taking her
granddaughter back to Sydney. She says she's been to the estate
agents to sell Gayle's home, and Gayle remarks that they'll be
glad to get rid of her. Rosie tells David and Kevin that she and
Gayle are off to clean the place. Gayle doesn't look impressed.
Kevin tells her it'll be better than being in a detention centre.
Gayle leaves the room and Kevin starts to tell David to give John
a call, but David snaps, "Lay off it, Kevin."
Wayne gets home from work to find John whistling as he walks
round the house. Wayne snaps that he's glad someone's
happy, as he's had Hal Mason on his back all day. He
then tells John that he has no future with Ramberg, and says he
should get out, as he's putting Di in an awkward position. He
adds that John's not a threat to him with the way Mason feels
about him at the moment. John says Mason won't let it affect his
job, but Wayne just walks off, laughing.
Kevin tells Susan that he didn't think Beryl would do
something like that. Susan suggests that Kevin should leave Beryl
and David to sort it out, pointing out that there's not much they
can do. She adds that if Beryl is seeing someone, it's
probably platonic. Kevin says he didn't think anyone really believed
that could be the case, but Lynn points out to him his friendships
with Donna and Jill. David comes into the kitchen to get a beer
from the 'fridge, but quickly leaves the room again.
Fiona's doorbell rings, and Fiona answers it. The visitor is
John, who says he's on his way to see Di, and thought he'd pop
in and say hello to Fiona and Beryl. Fiona tells him, though,
that he's missed Beryl, as she's out working. She explains about
the job at the restaurant, and how Beryl was interviewed and asked
to start straight away. John says he never thought Beryl would
get a job. Fiona tells him that Beryl is determined not to return
to Melbourne. Changing the subject, she mentions that Jill is
due back tomorrow. John says that, at least now that he's seeing
Di, Jill's not going to have to worry. He asks Fiona about Beryl
and Hal Mason, but Fiona tells him that they're just friends,
and he has no need to worry. John asks why Hal Mason? Fiona says
she doesn't trust him, but he can be charming. John says
it sounds like Mason is getting interested, but Fiona says she
doubts it, as she really doesn't think Beryl is his type.
John and Di are kissing in Di's room when John suddenly stops.
Di says she felt his mind hadn't really been on the job, and she
asks if it's because of Hal Mason. John says he thinks it would
be better if he got out, but Di tells him he's crazy. She says
Mason is just going through a rough patch, but he normally bounces
back. John tells Di that he feels awkward with her, and points
out that she must feel the same. He then adds that he doesn't
want to quit the job, but it might be for the best. Di tells John
that it's terrific that he's worried about her, but she warns
him not to do anything silly. John tells Di that he loves her,
and Di tells John that she loves him. They kiss.
Rosie and Gayle get back to the Palmer house, and Rosie immediately
puts her apron on, and remarks that she thought Jill would be
home by now. Lynn asks if Gayle's flat is all tidied up, and Rosie
says her granddaughter has a lot to learn about housekeeping.
Gayle sourly says, "Who wants to learn?" She
and Lynn go in to look at Davey, leaving Susan to tell Rosie to
give Gayle time to get used to things. Sometime later, at the
dinner table, the atmosphere is tense. Jill breaks the silence
by remarking that it's a shame the restaurant reopened early.
She asks Rosie when she's going back, and Rosie replies that it'll
be in a few days, as they have to sort the furniture out first,
before they go home. Gayle snaps, "It's not home to me."
Rosie says she's going to find Gayle a flat near Dural and enrol
her in a secretarial course. Gayle says she doesn't want
to be a secretary. Rosie offers pudding to everyone, but David
declines. Susan explains to Rosie that her father is feeling down
at the moment. She joins him in the lounge, where he's gone to
watch TV. She asks to talk to him, and David turns the TV off.
Susan tells him that he shouldn't jump to conclusions about the
man Beryl's seeing, suggesting that it's just someone Fiona lined
up to keep her company. She adds that she's sure Beryl's not lonely,
and she's sure Beryl's not involved with anyone. David tells Susan
that it's getting to him, as he realises how Beryl felt when he
had his affair with Patricia. He says he reckons his wife wouldn't
have left if it hadn't been for his affair, but Susan says she
thinks Beryl would have got over it if she hadn't lost the baby.
She says to her father, "She loved you... still does,"
but David says, "I can't kid myself anymore."
At the boarding house, Beryl tells Fiona that she was given
the job as soon as she mentioned she had experience - although
she didn't say it was twenty years ago! Fiona says she was right
when she told Beryl that the right job was out there waiting for
her. Beryl asks Fiona what the news was that she had for her earlier,
and so Fiona reluctantly tells her about Angela and Rob splitting
up. Beryl asks why, as they seemed to be going so well, and Fiona
says she thinks it was probably a mistake in the first place.
Beryl says, "Poor kids." Fiona suggests a celebration
for Beryl's job, and says she's got two bottles of champagne in
the 'fridge - one each! Beryl says she couldn't drink a whole
bottle, so Fiona says she'll help!
The next morning, Lynn is putting the kettle on when there's
a knock at the back door. She answers it, and finds Rob standing
there. Lynn tells him that she's not surprised to see him, explaining
that Patricia rang. She hugs him. David comes in and asks Rob
if he's going back to Macedon, but Rob says he can't face that,
yet. He tells David that he's back to square one - all his life,
he was a no-hoper, but then he got a break and met Angela, and
he got himself a job - but now he's back to the start again. He
says he wishes he'd never met Angela. David asks if the problems
can be sorted out, but Rob says they can't. David asks him what
he's going to do, and Rob says he'll go back up north west. He
explains that he shoved his job in Sydney, and he has nothing
to stay in Melbourne for. David says, "Except us."
Rosie comes in, and is overjoyed to see Rob sitting there. She
starts to cook a farewell breakfast for Jill, and tells Rob, "Angela
should have had more sense." She then comments that she hopes
Gayle will crack a smile over breakfast, but David points out
to her that her granddaughter has had a rough trot. Rob says he
heard about Gayle from Lynn, and he asks where she is. Rosie says
she's making the beds. Rob asks Rosie about her son, but Rosie
says it would be better if he didn't turn up. She adds that she
won't make the same mistakes with Gayle that she made with him.
Unbeknown to those at the breakfast table, Gayle has a couple
of bags, which she is carrying while silently closing her bedroom
door. She creeps down the hall of the Palmer house, quietly opens
the front door and steps outside - to bump into Jill, who is just
coming in. Jill says, "Going somewhere?" Gayle asks
what it is to Jill, but Jill says it might be something to Rosie.
Gayle says Rosie is an old bag. Jill asks Gayle where she's going,
but Gayle says she doesn't know - what she does know,
is that she can't go to Sydney. Jill tells Gayle that she might
be surprised, as she was down on her luck not so long
ago - and she ended up as a prostitute. She explains that a friend
helped her, and she's glad she did. She points out to Gayle that
she has someone there to help her before things get that far.
Gayle says she can't imagine Rosie knowing about Jill's past,
but Jill replies that the housekeeper has known for ages. Gayle
looks shocked. Jill tells Gayle that she might like what Rosie's
got planned, but Gayle says she doubts it. Jill says that if she
had nowhere else to go, she'd think about it, because it's better
to have someone to care for you than to be on your own. She tells
Gayle to think about it again. Gayle pauses, and then reluctantly
goes back inside.
Later, Jill thanks everyone for a wonderful time. Kevin tells
Jill to make sure she comes back sometime. Jill says she's never
been part of a real family before, and - looking at Gayle - she
says, "It's great." She hugs Rosie, and Rob offers her
a lift to the airport. David tells him, though, that he should
get some sleep. Rob says he can't sleep, but David tells
him to try. Rob gives in. Davey starts crying, and Rosie
offers to feed him - an offer Lynn initially declines, until Rosie
insists. She then tells Gayle to give her a hand. In the kitchen,
Rob remarks to Lynn that Gayle is a tough little beast. He then
adds that Davey has a good pair of lungs, and Lynn jokes that
he knows how to use them! Rosie takes the formula into Davey,
and Gayle joins her in the bedroom as she fusses over the baby.
Rosie asks Gayle if she wants a go, but Gayle says she's
not into babies. Rosie points out to Gayle that she was
one once, and then adds that she's sorry she wasn't there. In
the kitchen, Rob fills the kettle, while Lynn sits down. Rob tells
her that when he found out Angela had gone to Paris, you could
have knocked him down with a feather. He says he thought he was
the luckiest guy in the world when Angela said she'd marry him,
and, at the wedding, she looked something else. He sits down and
says, "So bloody stupid." He tells Lynn that he just
wanted a family, and to spend the rest of his life with Angela
and their kids, but now it's fallen to pieces. Lynn tells Rob
to forget about the tea, and get some sleep. Rob agrees, and he
stands up - and when he does this, he notices someone standing
by the door between the kitchen and the lounge. It's Angela. She
says," Hi - I knocked, but you mustn't have heard me."
She and Rob stare at each other, Rob's expression being one of