Beryl is busy tidying up when Fiona gets in. Beryl tells her
that she just missed Lindy. Fiona says it looks as if Beryl enjoyed
herself, and Beryl agrees that she had fun. She tells Fiona that
she's thinking of taking up pottery lessons. Fiona asks Beryl
if she's really happy with the way things are. Beryl admits that
she's missing the family, and she aches to see the kids and little
Davey, but she also has things in Sydney, such as her new job
and new friends. Fiona asks, "Hal?" and she reminds
Beryl that he's first and foremost a businessman, and that he's
also thick as thieves with Patricia. Beryl says he never mentions
Patricia, but Fiona tells her to watch him, in case he starts
trying to obtain information about her. Beryl asks Fiona
if she's suggesting that Hal Mason is being nice to her to obtain
information, adding that they've never even talked about her.
Fiona says she's worried Beryl's getting the wrong idea about
Mason, but Beryl tells Fiona that it's she who has the
Outside Dural, Rosie thanks Jill for picking her and Gayle up
from the station and for taking them on a tour of Sydney. Gayle
is standing looking at Dural in awe, but when she's asked what
she thinks, she just says, "It's alright." She does
thank Jill for the day out, though, and Rosie tells Jill that
they'll be in touch. She and Gayle go inside, and Rosie tells
her granddaughter that they may have to share a room for a couple
of nights. Gordon emerges from the study, and welcomes Gayle to
Sydney. He then asks to have a word with Rosie in the study. Rosie
tells Gayle to go into the living room and not touch anything.
In the study, Gordon says he doesn't fancy Rosie's chance of finding
a place in the area, as rents are high. Rosie says she wants to
stay close, as she wants to keep on working at Dural. Gordon tells
her that Patricia can afford to give her a raise, and Rosie agrees
that that would help. Gordon then suggests to Rosie that she and
Gayle could use the handyman's flat out the back, as the new man
doesn't want it. Rosie says that would be nice. Gordon makes a
further suggestion: that Gayle could have the flat to herself,
and Rosie could use her room in the main building, but Rosie says
she'd rather be with her granddaughter, so she knows someone is
looking after her. She then points out that Patricia won't like
it, but Gordon tells Rosie to leave Patricia to him.
Gayle gets up from sitting on the settee and starts looking
at some items on the shelves behind the bar. She picks up the
'phone handset and starts randomly pushing buttons. A door bangs,
and Rosie enters the room, where she tells Gayle to put the 'phone
down. She tells her granddaughter that Mr. Hamilton is being very
kind to them, letting them live in the flat out the back, but
she warns Gayle that she's not allowed in the house unless she's
invited. She also tells Gayle to make sure she shows the other
inhabitants of the house - John, Paul Sheppard, Wayne etc. - respect.
Gayle says it sounds like she and Rosie are just serfs, but Rosie
tells her that the flat will do them very nicely.
The next morning, Wayne tells Gordon that he hopes Paul read
his report last night, as Hal Mason has been damn hard to please
lately, and he thought Paul might have some ideas. Gordon says
he thought Wayne was doing the report by himself. Rosie comes
in and introduces Gayle to Wayne, who asks her how she's settling
in. Gayle sourly says it's alright. Rosie tells her to go and
make her bed and tidy up. Paul comes in and tells Wayne that he's
made a few amendments to his report. Wayne says he'll incorporate
them, but Paul suggests that he should read it first, as he might
not like the changes he's made. As Wayne heads towards the front
door, Rosie tells him to have a good day, but Wayne snaps, "Doubt
At the boarding house, Jill tells Fiona that Gayle is a pretty
nice girl underneath. Beryl pokes her head in and says she's going
shopping, before disappearing again. Jill asks Fiona if there's
been some sort of argument, and Fiona replies that she spoke out
of turn, and Beryl is taking it personally. She says she wants
to get through to Beryl about Hal Mason without hurting her feelings.
Jill says she knows Fiona doesn't like Mason, but she's sure he
wouldn't hurt Beryl. Fiona says, though, that, if the grapevine
is true, Beryl could come a cropper - and now Lindy is in on the
act, Beryl is well and truly hooked. Jill laughingly tells Fiona
that she has a suspicious mind!
Wayne escorts Lindy into Hal Mason's office at Ramberg. She
tells her father that she's there to invite him for dinner - cooked
by her. Mason asks if this is some sort of dare! Lindy
suggests to him that he bring a friend - Beryl, perhaps. Mason
remarks that this is the first time he's ever been invited to
his daughter's flat, and so Lindy tells him that, in the past,
she's been worried she'd be embarrassed by him with her friends.
Mason says he'll talk to Beryl - but he points out to his daughter
that they are just friends. Lindy says she's glad her father has
a nice 'friend'. Mason says he has work to do.
Gayle is outside Dural, looking at Paul's motorbike, when Paul
comes over and introduces himself. Gayle tells him that she had
a boyfriend once, who was into biking. She asks Paul for a lift
into town, but Paul tells her that she'll have to clear it with
Rosie. Gayle says she's not a kid, and she just wants to go somewhere
for some fun, but Paul tells her that it can't be today. He rides
Beryl serves tea at the boarding house for Hal Mason. She asks
him how he finds Fiona to work with, and Mason replies that things
are better now that they've got to know each other better - although
he doesn't think she's keen. Beryl asks if she should
be, and Mason tells her that, in business, it's useful to be suspicious
of everyone. He tells Beryl that she could never cut
it in business, because she's too open - before adding that he
likes that. He then brings up the subject of Lindy's dinner invitation,
but Beryl says she's arranged to go out with the girls from the
restaurant that night. Mason tells Beryl that he'd like her to
be there, and he says he and Lindy would both be glad of the company.
He adds that it's a long time since he's relaxed with anyone like
he can with Beryl. Beryl agrees to go.
Wayne and Gayle walk into Dural together. Gayle tells Wayne
that she's been out with guys who've owned places like that, and
she's done things that would shock Rosie. Wayne comments on Gayle
calling her grandmother 'Rosie', and not 'Grandma', and Gayle
explains that this is because she barely knows her. Wayne tells
Gayle that Rosie brought him up almost single-handed.
As they stand by the bar, Gayle asks for a drink. Wayne starts
to prepare her a gin and tonic, and then quickly hides the bottle
and glass when Rosie comes in. Rosie asks Gayle why she's in the
house, and Gayle replies that Wayne invited her in. Rosie tells
Wayne not to encourage the girl, as Patricia wouldn't like it.
She tells Gayle to get back to the flat and watch TV - but not
too loud. Rosie leaves the room, and Gayle tells Wayne that the
housekeeper just wants to boss her around, before adding, "But
I'll work it out to suit me." Wayne gives
Gayle her drink, and warns her not to let Rosie catch her. Gayle
says, "I'm going to do a lot of things without her
Gordon finds Rosie cleaning in the study, and Rosie tells him
that he looks tired. Gordon admits that he isn't getting much
sleep, as he doesn't like being out of work. Rosie says she thought
he and Patricia were in business together, but Gordon replies
that that fell through. Rosie says she hopes Gayle will behave
herself, as she doesn't want there to be something else for Patricia
to worry about. Gordon says he'll take it up with his wife when
she gets there. Rosie remarks that Angela being in Melbourne will
give Patricia the perfect excuse to stay down there, and then
quickly apologises for saying that. Gordon says he wants to think.
Out in the garden, Paul asks Gayle to help him with the weeding.
Gayle asks him why, if he has all that money, he's still working,
so Paul tells her that his grandfather left the money to him,
and he wants to do his bit to keep the business going. He tells
Gayle that Rosie loves her, but Gayle says Rosie doesn't really
even know her. Paul shows the girl a plant he put in
a month ago. Gayle offers to give him a hand. Paul hears a car
draw up, and, when he looks, he sees Charlie and Patricia in Charlie's
car. He remarks that Charlie must have picked Patricia up from
the airport. When Gayle sees Patricia, she says she's beautiful.
Paul introduces Gayle to Patricia, who just says, "Hello."
She gives Paul the letter from Angela and goes inside. Gayle says
she might have known Patricia would be stuck-up.
Inside, Charlie is pouring a drink when Rosie comes in, and
is surprised to see her. She says she thought Charlie was in Paris,
and Charlie says she would be if it wasn't for Angela.
She tells the housekeeper that, after she got back, she got a
letter from the French count, which basically said that he's dumping
her. Patricia tells Rosie that she's heard all about her granddaughter,
and if she thinks she can foist a shoplifter on the family, she
can think again. Rosie just tells Patricia to sort it out with
Gordon, and Patricia says she intends to.
Gordon is on the 'phone in the study when Patricia comes in
and remarks that she can't leave the place without things going
wrong. Gordon hangs up and comments on the fact that he didn't
hear his wife get home. Patricia says she supposes Gordon hasn't
been told, but Gayle has been up on a shoplifting charge, and
she has to go. Gordon tells her that of course he's been
told - Rosie doesn't treat him like a fool.
Patricia asks if he's implying that she does, and Gordon
says, "Yes." He then tells her to shut up and listen.
He says he doesn't appreciate the insulting note she left before
she went to Melbourne, and tells her that her money doesn't give
her the right to treat him like an idiot. He asks Patricia if
she's given up on trying to resurrect their marriage because David
is now back in the running. Patricia replies that she thought
Rosie would jump to conclusions. Gordon tells her, though, that
it wasn't Rosie. He says that, when they got back together,
Patricia told him she loved him, and wanted to make things up,
but she has a funny way of showing it. He tells her to act like
his wife, and stop making trips to Melbourne, or he's not interested
anymore. Patricia asks Gordon if he's laying down his terms. Gordon
says, "This is my house, Patricia - either you go
along with what I want, or you can pack your bags and get out."