Rob gets home from work and tells Angela that he made a couple
of sales today. Angela kisses him. The 'phone rings, and Rob answers
it, commenting on the fact that there are STD pips. The caller
is Gordon, who asks to speak to Angela. Angela asks Gordon how
things are going, and Gordon replies that they're not too good,
as Patricia has left and is staying in the South Yarra house.
He adds that he thinks they've split up for good this time. Angela
asks what went wrong, but Gordon says he'd rather not discuss
the reasons, as he doesn't want to upset her. He tells Angela
that he'll be far happier away from Patricia. He then asks how
things are between the newlyweds, and Angela replies that they're
fine. She tells Gordon to take care, and hangs up. She immediately
tells Rob about Gordon and Patricia splitting up, and Rob remarks
that Gordon's probably better off. Angela says she supposes Rob's
pleased. Rob asks where Patricia is, and Angela tells him that
she's at South Yarra. Rob says he supposes it won't be long until
she turns up on their doorstep, but Angela says she'll go and
see her mother while Rob's at work tomorrow. Rob tells Angela
not to let Patricia start interfering, and Angela says she won't.
At the Palmer house, Susan tells Kevin and Lynn that David hasn't
any broken bones. Lynn tells Kevin that Patricia was with David
when the accident happened, and Kevin immediately snaps about
her being around. Susan sarcastically tells him he has a great
attitude. She says David pulled a muscle and has a gashed arm,
meaning he won't be able to work for a while. Kevin snaps that
it'll be no problem if Patricia's there.
Outside Fiona's front door, Beryl asks Hal Mason if he's going
to miss Lindy, and remarks that it's too bad she had to leave
when she was just getting to know her father again. Mason says
Lindy has always been keen on pottery and the US in that order.
Beryl asks Mason to give Lindy her love when he sees her off,
but Mason says his daughter would never forgive him if he didn't
bring her. He tells Beryl that he'll pick her up at 8:30am.
He leaves, and Beryl goes back into Fiona's room. Fiona asks Beryl
why she didn't invite Mason in, and so Beryl explains about seeing
Lindy off early tomorrow morning. Fiona says that at least Mason
and Lindy are talking. Beryl chips in that that's the only
reason Hal Mason wants her around.
At the Palmer house, Kevin jokes with David - who has his arm
in a sling - that he'd hate to see the other guy! David says he'll
be a nuisance for a while, but Lynn says they'll all pitch in.
Patricia says she'd like to help, too, and she explains that she
and Gordon are separated, so she'll have lots of time on her hands.
Lynn gratefully accepts the offer. Kevin asks Patricia if she
and Gordon are getting a divorce, but Patricia says they haven't
discussed it yet. Davey starts crying, and Lynn says she thinks
he's got a cold, and she's going to take him to the clinic tomorrow.
Patricia offers to drive her, and Lynn says that would be great.
David tells Kevin that he's lucky Patricia is willing to put herself
out to help.
Paul is at the boarding house, where he apologises for waking
Fiona, but Fiona tells him not to worry, as he's brought her the
best news she's heard in years. She adds that she would have loved
to have been a fly on the wall when Gordon gave Patricia her marching
orders. Paul remarks that Gordon seems more relaxed without Patricia
around. Fiona says she wishes she could congratulate him in person.
She asks if Rosie is pleased, but Paul replies that Gayle is still
missing, and Rosie is at the police station right now. He explains
that Rosie was scared of contacting the police because Gayle has
been in trouble before. Fiona asks Paul if he believes Wayne,
and Paul replies that Gayle seemed genuine, but Patricia backed
Wayne. Fiona says she thought Paul could see Patricia for what
she really is, now. Paul says he should have stuck up for Gayle,
but he asks why Wayne would have made up the story. Fiona tells
him that he doesn't know Wayne's track record. She explains about
Wayne getting drunk once and trying to force himself on Jill.
She adds that Wayne tried to get back with Jill again the other
day, but she told him where to get off. Paul adds that Wayne must
have gone and tried it straight on with Gayle - "There's
no way he'll get away with it."
Di gets out of her car at Ramberg at the same time as Wayne,
who parks next to her. Di remarks on it being a gorgeous day,
but Wayne just snaps, "If you say so." John approaches
Di and tells her that he's sorry he wasn't more upbeat last night.
As Wayne walks across the car park, Paul rides up on his motorbike
and almost knocks him over. Wayne snaps, "Watch it."
Paul tells Wayne to get back in his car, as they're going home,
and Wayne is going to tell Rosie that he lied through his teeth
about Gayle. Wayne tells Paul that he's off his head, but Paul
says he knows about Jill. Wayne says Jill has nothing to do with
it. He tells Paul that 'the little tramp' stole from him. Paul
tells Wayne that he's done enough to hurt Rosie, adding that he's
surprised, as he thought Wayne cared for her. Wayne says the housekeeper
is better off without Gayle around. Paul tells Wayne to either
go home and sort it out, or he'll speak to Hal Mason and arrange
for him to be sacked. Wayne, though, has other ideas. He says
he'll admit the truth, but only if Paul tells Mason to forget
about the trial and take him on permanently.
Paul and Wayne enter Dural, and Paul immediately starts calling
for Rosie. Gordon emerges from the study and says the housekeeper
isn't back from the police station yet. He asks what the two men
are doing there, and Paul says he'll leave Wayne to tell his father.
Gordon asks what's up, but Wayne just says he wants to talk to
Rosie. Gordon asks why, and Wayne replies that it's personal.
Gordon says, "It's Gayle. You lied." Wayne whines that
it wasn't his fault - Gayle led him on - but Gordon says there's
no way his son can excuse it. He adds that he's only owning up
because of Paul. Wayne says he didn't want to turn Rosie against
him, but Gordon tells him to stop feeling sorry for himself. Wayne
yells that Gordon never gives a damn about him.
Patricia and Angela are out walking in Melbourne. Angela says
she's been to see David, and Patricia replies that that's good,
because he needs cheering up. Angela then says she spoke to John,
and he told her about Gordon throwing his wife out. Patricia says
she'll be fine if she keeps busy. Angela asks her mother why she
didn't tell her what had happened, but Patricia says she probably
partly brought it on herself, as she shouldn't have mentioned
Barbara Armstrong. Angela asks what she's got to do with
it, and, smiling, with her back to her daughter, Patricia says
Barbara and Gordon had an affair while she was in Hawaii. She
adds that Gordon denied it, though. She then thanks Angela for
helping by marrying Rob, as Gordon didn't want to spoil her wedding
day. She says, though, that they were just going through the motions.
She says she promised she wouldn't let it get to her, but she
tried too hard, and to lose him now... She tells Angela
that she still has her and John. Angela hugs her.
Angela is ironing as Rob tells her that Patricia never put herself
out to make Gordon happy, so why shouldn't he find someone
else? Angela says she knew he'd take Gordon's side. Rob asks her
how long the ironing will take, as he has a client coming in half
an hour. Angela says that, if she went to Sydney to see Gordon,
she might be able to help. Rob asks her if it will just be Gordon
she wants to see, but Angela replies that she meant what she wrote
to Paul. She says Gordon and Patricia have done everything
for her, and it's time she did something for them.
Rob says, "OK."
Beryl tells Hal Mason that she was quite envious when Lindy
left, as she's never been out of the country. Mason says
he has to go, as the work will be piling up, but adds that he'll
be in touch. Beryl tells him that he doesn't have to
keep in touch. Mason asks her if she's saying she doesn't want
to see him again, but Beryl says she just doesn't want him to
feel obligated. Mason tells Beryl that he's seeing her because
he wants to. Fiona comes in and Mason leaves. Beryl tells
Fiona about her and Mason having dinner, adding that there's no
need to worry any more about Lindy being the only reason he wants
to see her. Fiona tells Beryl that she just doesn't like to see
her making a mistake. She tells her that Patricia is in Melbourne
running after David, explaining that Gordon and Patricia have
split up, and it's only a matter of time before she and David
are together. She adds that Beryl has Hal Mason, so why worry...?
Patricia and David laugh and argue over getting David's shoes
onto his feet. Kevin comes in and Lynn enters the kitchen from
the bedroom with Davey. Kevin explains that he's there to pick
up an essay for school. Patricia says she and Lynn will be back
as soon as they can. David invites Patricia for dinner, and Patricia
accepts. She and Lynn go out. Kevin goes to the 'fridge, and isn't
impressed by the raw mushroom salad he finds in there. David asks
him if it's because Patricia bought them, but Kevin replies that
he hasn't said a word to her. David tells him that he doesn't
have to, adding that his son isn't giving her a fair chance. Kevin
says he knows how Beryl would feel about it, but David replies
that Beryl is running around with some bloke in Sydney, and Kevin
isn't having a go at her. Kevin storms out.
At Ramberg, Hal Mason hands a file to John. John pauses and
then invites his boss for a drink after work. Mason, though, says
he's too busy, and he tells John to say what he has to say right
there. John tells Mason that he wants him to stop seeing Beryl,
as she'd go home if he wasn't around. Mason says John
is making a lot of assumptions. John asks Mason if he'd carry
on seeing Beryl if he could have Di back. Mason orders John to
get out. John goes.
In the car park, Di tells John that she's lined up a place for
them to look at, but John says he's not in the mood for flat-hunting.
In Di's room at the boarding house, John tells Di to put off
the estate agents indefinitely, as he's had second thoughts. Di
asks why, and John replies that it's because Hal Mason will kick
up a stink. Di says Mason can handle it, but John says it's not
just him - he just doesn't think he's ready for it. He suggests
they should cool things for a couple of weeks. Di tells John that
she doesn't understand him. John just replies that he'll see Di
at the office.
Fiona tells Beryl that she'll be with Jill. She notices that
Beryl is writing a letter, and Beryl tells her that it's to Susan,
to explain that she has no intention of running back to David.
Fiona asks Beryl if she wants to lose her husband, but Beryl says
David spent most of his life wishing she was Patricia.
Fiona reveals that she had a letter from Lynn a while back, and
it said that David told Kevin that he didn't have enough time
for the children while they were growing up, and he wanted another
chance to do it right. She tells Beryl that losing the baby meant
a lot to David as well, saying that if Beryl wants to punish her
husband for not being there, she's done a very good job, but she
thinks it's high time Beryl went back home now. Fiona tells Beryl
that they were such a happy family, and can be again - "It's
up to you."