Beryl tells David that of course he can come in. David
enters the room and asks if Fiona's home, but Beryl explains that
she's with Bunty and Thel. She asks David why he's there, and
David replies that he's got his licence back. Beryl tells him
to sit down. David says he was going to leave the photos under
the door, but it seemed dumb. Beryl looks at them, and laughingly
says that Davey is such a happy little fellow! She adds that the
kids must be very proud. She then says she's surprised that David
is back on the road again, and David explains that the office
job was driving him crazy. Beryl tells him she always knew
he wasn't suited to a desk job. David tells her that he's going
to get his own truck, and Beryl replies, "It took us - you
- long enough." David says he has to go, as he has things
to organise. Beryl thanks him for the photos, and asks him if
he's going back to Melbourne tonight. David says he's not sure.
Beryl tells him that, if he isn't, to give her a ring, as Fiona
would love to see him.
Rob and Angela get home from their short break, and Rob calls
out Susan's name, but there's no answer. Rob expresses his disappointment
at having to come back, but Angela points out that he's had her
to himself for two days. She suggests they get on with the unpacking,
but Rob thinks they should leave it until later...
Fiona shows Jill the photos, and Fiona remarks that Davey is
a lovely boy. Beryl comes in and says she's going out to get her
hair done, adding that there's no harm in hoping. She leaves again,
and Fiona tells Jill that Beryl is jumping out of her skin. Jill
asks Fiona if she thinks David will call, and Fiona replies
that Beryl will be very disappointed if he doesn't.
Angela tells Rob that if they do adopt a little girl,
they're not going to have much time to lie around and relax. Rob
expresses his surprise at Angela saying 'she', as he'd always
thought about a boy. Angela says she doesn't mind what
it is - she'll love it as much as a child of her own. Rob asks
Angela if she'd mind a girl, and Angela replies, "Of
course not." There's a knock at the front door, and Angela
tells Rob to ignore it, but the knocking persists, and eventually,
John yells that it's him. Rob tells Angela that her brother has
a lousy sense of timing! He goes to answer the door, and John
explains that he saw the car outside, and has come bearing food
and drink. Angela says she'll get the plates. Rob says he'd better
ring work and find out how things are. Angela and John go outside
to eat, and Rob says he'll be out in a minute. When the coast
is clear, he picks up the 'phone handset and dials a number. It
isn't work he is calling, though - it's Fiona. When she answers,
she exclaims that she didn't expect to hear from him until tonight.
Rob asks her how she went, and Fiona replies that she thinks Kerry
was telling the truth. Rob says, "I told you." Fiona
explains about how Kerry has been having a rough time. Rob asks
about Domine, and Fiona says she's a lovely little thing. She
adds that Kerry really does need help. Rob says he'll keep on
sending the money, and Fiona tells him that he'll have
to. She also says he ought to tell Angela, and Rob says he will,
although it couldn't be at a worse time. He thanks Fiona for her
help and hangs up.
At Dural, Paul tells Gordon that he's glad he's applying for
the job. Gordon says he hopes Paul will feel the same if he actually
gets the position. Paul says he'll have to make sure
Gordon does get it! He goes off to the study to start
'phoning around board members to lobby support for Gordon. Rosie
tells Gordon that she thinks he's made the right decision, adding
that Patricia will be mad as hell. Gordon says he's not after
the job to annoy her; in fact, working with her is going to be
a big drawback. Rosie tells Gordon that Barbara would
be as pleased as punch if she knew. She says, "Might be a
good time to ring her..." She goes out into the hall, and
Paul emerges from the study and asks her to tell Gayle that he
won't be able to take her out tonight, as he's tied up with business.
Gayle snaps that it wouldn't have hurt Paul to tell her himself.
Rosie says she felt the same at first, but then she realised that
this is a big thing for Gordon. Gayle says she had to force Paul
to take her out in the first place, but Rosie tells her that Paul
is just busy. She then asks her granddaughter if the typing is
going OK, and Gayle replies, "Fine." Rosie leaves her
to it. Gayle starts to type again, but as soon as Rosie has gone
out, she sits back and picks up a magazine.
Fiona is on the 'phone, and tells the person on the other end
that it's wonderful news. The caller - Paul - says he hopes the
other board members will feel the same as her, and he adds that
he'll explain more when he sees her. Fiona hangs up, and Jill
asks her what the call was about. Fiona explains about Gordon
applying to be MD of Ramberg, and about how Paul is lobbying the
board - except for Patricia. Jill asks Fiona if, when she sees
Paul, she'll talk to him about Gayle. Fiona replies that it's
Paul and Gayle's own affair, and adds that, without going into
details, she does know that Paul has an over-developed
sense of guilt. She points out that she's already mixed up in
Rob's problems, and in Beryl's, and adds that she'll get a name
for herself if she takes on too many causes. She then
concedes that she'll say something to Paul if she feels he's not
doing the right thing by Gayle.
Wayne walks into the flat, where Gayle is sitting reading her
magazine, and he comments about her being hard at work. Gayle
snaps that she's having a break. Wayne says he couldn't care less.
He snatches the magazine Gayle's reading, and remarks that he's
surprised she hasn't sold them the story about her and Paul, as
it would be worth a lot of money. He then says he imagines she
doesn't have to fight too hard with Paul, but Gayle tells Wayne
that Paul isn't like him. Wayne says he supposes Paul
shells out a lot of money, but Gayle yells that of course
he doesn't - he's just nice to her, like he's nice to a lot of
people, such as Gordon, with the job. Caught unawares, Wayne asks,
"What job?" Gayle tells him about the position
at Ramberg, adding that she thought he'd know. Wayne says he'll
just go and congratulate his father...
Gordon snaps that he's in line for the job - he hasn't
actually got it. Wayne says he's surprised Paul has just
gone ahead without consulting the board, and so Gordon explains
that Paul is calling the board right now. Wayne says he supposes
Patricia's being missed out, and Gordon replies that he has no
doubt how she'd react, so he'd prefer Wayne not to call her. Wayne
asks Gordon if, if he does get the job, he'll do the right thing
by his son, but Gordon tells Wayne that he'll treat him like any
other employee. He says the job means a lot to him, and he doesn't
want Patricia spoiling his chances, so he wants Wayne to keep
it to himself. Wayne snaps that it's a bit late to pull the father-son
routine. He leaves the room, and Paul comes in. Gordon tells him
that Wayne knows, but he's agreed to sit on the fence. Paul asks
how Wayne found out, and Gordon replies that it was from Gayle.
Paul yells at Gayle, telling her that she next time she hears
anything to do with the business, she should keep it to herself.
Gayle says she thought Wayne would know, as he's Gordon's son.
Paul tells her that, if she wants to become a secretary, she should
learn to keep her mouth shut, but Gayle points out that she's
not a secretary, yet, and she asks Paul to tell
her to keep it quiet next time. Rosie comes in and tells Paul
that if anyone's to blame, it's her, as she told Gayle.
Paul apologises, explaining that he just wants to see things go
right for Gordon. Gayle tells Paul that he didn't care how she
felt. Rosie suggests that they kiss and make up. Paul tells Gayle
that he doesn't blame her for being mad, but he adds that he doubts
he'll be able to make it for the movies tonight. He goes, and
Gayle bemoans to Rosie that fact that she hasn't seen Paul all
day, and when she did see him, all he could do was yell.
Beryl shows off her hair-do to Fiona. Fiona tells her that,
if David does call, she should invite him round. Beryl
says she hopes he says he'd like to come round, but Fiona
tells her to swallow her pride for once.
As Angela reads the newspaper, Rob remarks that it was a nice
thought of John's at lunchtime, and Angela agrees. Rob asks her
what she's looking at, and she replies that it's the real estate
section. Rob tells Angela that they may need to scale down their
price range. Angela starts to say that they can get a good price
for their land, but then Rob gives her a piece of paper - the
letter from Kerry - and asks her to read it, adding that it might
come as a shock, as it certainly did for him. Angela
reads the letter, and then says, "You've already got a daughter?"
Rob explains that he only found out a week ago. Angela asks him
how he met Kerry, and so Rob explains about the time he was bumming
around. Angela asks him if he loved Kerry, but Rob replies
that he didn't really. Angela asks him how Kerry got his address,
and Rob replies that he must have given her his parents' address.
Angela asks him if he's sure Domine is his, and Rob says she must
be, as there was noone else at the time. He explains about Fiona
finding out the true story, and Angela immediately takes offence
at not being told the news first. She then tells Rob that she
doesn't want anything to do with it.
Beryl is busy knitting when the 'phone rings. She answers it
- it's David, who's in a 'phone box. He tells Beryl that he's
stuck in Sydney, and says he supposes he'll have to find a motel
room for the night. Beryl replies, "I suppose so." David
says he's going to be flown back to Melbourne in the morning.
Beryl tells him to come to the boarding house if he likes, adding
that Fiona would like to see him. David says that would be good.
Beryl says she'll put the kettle on. As he hangs up, David smiles
Angela tells Rob that she's been thinking, and it's a lot to
get used to. Rob asks her how she feels, and Angela replies that
it'll mean them having to economise if he's going to keep sending
money. Rob tells his wife that she can't blame him for wanting
to help, but Angela reiterates that she wants nothing to do with
the child. Rob points out that they were talking about adopting,
and Domine would be perfect, as he'd be half-theirs - well, his.
Angela, though, says that would make her realise her problem even
more. She says, "I want a baby so much - but every time I'd
look at her..." Rob makes it clear that he wants to see his
daughter. Angela, though, tells him to do what he wants, but says
she can't love her.
Beryl takes a batch of scones out of the oven. There's a knock
at the door. She walks towards it, pauses, and then opens it.
David is standing there with a bunch of flowers, which he explains
were a cheap bunch he bought from a roadside place! Beryl invites
him in, and remarks that it was just his luck to have a tough
first run. David tells her that five blokes had the 'flu, so he
didn't have a choice. Beryl goes to put the flowers in water,
and she tells David to sit down. He doesn't move, though, and
says, "Beryl, come back to me, love." Beryl turns round,
runs into David's arms, and hugs and kisses him.