At Susan's, Rob tells Angela that she's finally seeing Patricia
for what she really is, and he adds that there's no point losing
sleep over it. Angela says it's not that that's worrying
her; she's been thinking about John, because she called him last
night and he didn't seem angry - he just told her that Patricia
was upset. She tells Rob that she hopes John isn't going to stay
with Patricia, but Rob replies that Patricia is probably laying
it on thick. Angela says she thought her mother had changed. Rob
asks her if she now believes what he was saying about Patricia
trying to break them up. Angela just remarks about 'poor Gordon'.
She adds that she wishes she'd kept out of the whole thing. Rob
suggests Angela should call Gordon, but Angela says it
would be too hard to talk to him over the 'phone. Rob points out
that Gordon will just be glad to hear from her.
At Dural, Paul asks Gordon if he's seen Gayle, but he hasn't.
The 'phone rings and Gordon answers it. The STD pips sound, and
Gordon hears Angela's voice. She tells him that she's sorry she
hasn't contacted him before, but she's been really silly. Gordon
tells her that he's just glad to hear her voice. He asks how things
are, and Angela replies that it's all a mess. Gordon asks her
if she means between her and Rob, but Angela replies that she's
talking about Patricia. She tells Gordon that she wishes she could
give him a big hug to say sorry. Gordon points out that she could
if she wanted to. Angela explains that things are a bit tight
right now, but Gordon tells her that money's no object now he's
got his new job. He suggests that she should bring Rob, but Angela
replies that she doesn't think it would be a good time for Rob
to get away, as he's trying for his truck licence. She adds that
she'll try and come if she can, but Gordon tells her
there are to be no 'ifs'. He adds that Rob is going to
come. The call comes to an end. Rob snaps at Angela, thanking
her for making up his mind. Angela just announces that she's going
to David and Beryl's.
John arrives at the Palmer house to see David, but Lynn tells
him that he's in the shower. John says he'll wait, and he goes
into the lounge. Lynn remarks to Kevin that she wonders what John
wants to talk to his father about, and Kevin replies that it's
probably Patricia, as John can only see the one side of her. Lynn
points out that Patricia is John's mother, but Kevin
reminds her that it was Beryl who brought John up. He
adds that he can't wait until she gets back from Macedon so that
things can get back to normal. Lynn says she hopes Beryl doesn't
think she took sides with Patricia, but Kevin assures her that
Beryl will understand. As he packs up, ready for his first exam,
Lynn points out that English is his best subject. Kevin says it's
supposed to be. He asks Lynn what they'll do if he doesn't
pass, so he can't get his cadetship. Lynn just tells him that
of course he'll pass, and then they'll be able to move out and
get their own place. Angela arrives and finds John sitting in
the lounge. She asks where David is, and John explains about him
being in the shower. Angela says she'll wait to see him before
she flies to Sydney - she explains about going to see Gordon,
to apologise for believing Patricia. John tells her that she should
say sorry to Patricia, as she's a mess, but Angela won't, as she's
angry at her mother for setting the whole thing up. John tells
her that she didn't see Patricia last night - when she
stopped crying, she just sat there. Angela replies that she trusted
her, but she used it to stop her seeing Gordon. She tells John
that she doesn't want to know about her. David emerges from the
bathroom and asks what's going on. Angela tells him that it's
just another family argument. John explains that they were talking
about Patricia. Angela says that if her mother's always playing
people off, she has to take the chance that they won't like it
when they find out. David asks her what she means, and Angela
explains about the way Patricia used her and John against Gordon.
When David hears this, he says it changes things. He asks her
how she knows, and Angela tells him about Patricia getting drunk
and starting to ramble. She adds that, when Patricia realised
what she'd let slip, she freaked like mad. She also comments that
it was a shock to Patricia's system, telling the truth for a change.
David says he'll call in and see her when he's taken Kevin to
his exam. He tells Angela and John to leave it to him
to sort out.
Gayle is cleaning the bar at Dural when Paul comes in and tells
her he was looking for her. Gayle snaps that she went for a walk.
Paul tells her that he's sorry for his behaviour, and for hurting
her feelings. Gayle says it's alright. Paul asks her if she'd
like to be his partner at Gordon's dinner party, and a delighted
Gayle accepts. Paul tells her not to bottle up her feelings in
future. Gordon comes in and asks Paul to listen out for the 'phone,
as Angela's going to leave a message to say what 'plane she'll
be on. Paul is taken aback, and incredulously says, "Angela?"
Gordon explains that she's coming up this afternoon.
Rob tells Angela that he's worked things out so that he can
come up to Sydney tomorrow. Angela tells him that he's already
sent Kerry and Domine money, and now he wants to see them. Rob
asks Angela if she's not going to Sydney to see Paul.
Angela stomps out of the room, but Rob yells that she promised
not to see him, and now she's going to stay in the very house
where he's living. Angela tells Rob that she's over that.
Rob tells Angela that he trusts her, and tells her that she should
do the same for him. Angela backs down, and says she'll
arrange another ticket. Rob asks her if there's really something
wrong with him wanting to see his daughter.
David asks Lynn where Kevin is, as it's time to take him to
his exam. Lynn asks David if he can give a note to Patricia from
her, to thank her for her help. Kevin comes in and remarks that
he'll be glad when the exams are all over. David tells him that
he has no worries. He and Lynn wish Kevin good luck, and the two
As she reads the note, Patricia remarks to David that Beryl
didn't waste much time getting Lynn back under her thumb. David
tells Patricia that he hoped she would have calmed down, as he
doesn't want to argue, but Patricia tells him that he just doesn't
want to feel uncomfortable. David tells Patricia that he's sorry,
but Patricia yells that he's made a fool of her, again. She asks
him what Beryl can do for him, and adds that she can
make something of him, but David says he's happy as he
is, and he tells Patricia that she was trying to run his life.
Patricia snaps that she's done a damn sight better job than he
has. She asks him how he thinks he got where he is? Who got him
his job back? Who stopped him from being fired? She tells David
that he can't possibly have thought he did it all on his own.
David says he doesn't want anything he can't earn for
himself. Patricia tells him that she'll take back everything she's
given him. She tells him to go back to Beryl and says she never
wants to see him again.
Gordon tells Angela that he's sorry to hear Patricia is in a
bad way, but Angela says she'll be alright. She tells Gordon that
it's great to be back, and Gordon replies that the whole house
is happier now that there isn't someone trying to put a spoke
in the wheel. Angela gives him a present - a tie - to wear at
board meetings, and also as a peace offering. Gordon says he was
taken in, even though Barbara tried to warn him. Angela asks how
Barbara was when she heard the news, and Gordon replies that she's
a great lady. Angela says she's glad Barbara's coming to the celebration
dinner. Gordon invites Angela to join them as well. He adds that
Rosie is looking forward to showing off the happy couple. Angela
comments that he and Barbara aren't even together yet, but Gordon
explains that he meant Paul and Gayle. Angela looks shocked.
John arrives at Susan's. He tells Rob that he's spoken to Ron
Jackson, and he wants to see Rob for a chat about getting his
licence. He then asks David if he saw Patricia, and David replies
that she didn't want to talk. Rob decides to leave them to it.
John asks David what he's going to do, but David says he can't
do anything. He tells John that Angela was right: Patricia
arranged the whole thing. John remarks that he didn't see David
fighting Patricia off, but David says Patricia conned him - and
Angela and John. He tells his son that they're better off forgetting
her, but John say he can't just dump her. David warns John not
to let Patricia fool him, but John says he's not that stupid.
At the South Yarra property, John tells Patricia not to pretend
that she's alright. As she arranges some roses that John bought
for her, Patricia remarks that she's surprised he hasn't started
packing yet, as she assumed he'd be leaving like the rest of them.
She adds that it would be better if they all just went, but John
says he's not going anywhere. He tells Patricia that he's disappointed
in some of the things she's done, but he's staying to look after
her. Patricia says she doesn't need anyone to look after her,
and she tells John that he may as well go. She adds that everyone
will soon turn him against her, anyway. She suddenly pricks her
finger, snaps, "Damn," and bursts into tears.
Kevin is revising at the breakfast table, while David gives
Rob a bit of a prep talk to help him with Ron Jackson. He tells
Kevin that he won't be able to give him a lift today. Kevin goes
off to his room, and David asks Lynn what the subject is today.
Lynn replies that it's Maths. David asks how Kevin did yesterday,
and Lynn says Kevin thought it was terrible. David tells Lynn
that Kevin will be alright.
At Dural, Gordon tells Rosie that Barbara rang, and she can
make it back for the dinner. The two of them leave the room, and
Angela and Paul find themselves alone. Angela tells Paul that
she waited up for him last night, as she wanted to talk, but Paul
replies that he came in pretty late. Angela remarks that she's
surprised he's not spending more time with his girlfriend. She
tells him that she talked to Gayle, and she doesn't seem his type.
Paul says he's already been getting it in the neck from Jill and
Fiona. Angela asks him about the relationship, and Paul replies
that it's hard to get out of. He explains about how he was lonely,
and miserable, and how Gayle cared about him. He tells Angela
about how he and Gayle made love, but Gayle took it to mean more
than it did. He says it's just an act now, but he cares enough
for her to want to let her down gently. Angela jokes that Paul
has a habit of complicating his love life. She asks him when he'll
tell her, but Paul says he doesn't want to spoil the dinner. He
adds that a few days won't make any difference.
Lynn calls to Kevin, telling him he doesn't want to be late.
Kevin says he wishes he wasn't going, but Lynn tells him she'll
be thinking of him, and he leaves.
Outside the exam hall, one of Kevin's schoolmates asks him how
his revision went, but Kevin replies that Maths isn't his best
subject, and he could have done with more study time. A teacher
comes out and tells the line of pupils to leave all their books
and notes at the front of the hall. Kevin and his mate wish each
other luck, and go in. A few minutes later, the teacher announces
that the exam lasts three hours, and he tells the pupils to begin.
Kevin starts writing, but then stops, and looks around the hall.
The teacher turns his back to the pupils. Kevin looks round again,
and then starts fiddling with the end of his jacket sleeve, as
if he has something hidden up there. He only just spots another
teacher coming up behind him...