John calls round to see Angela, but Susan tells him that she's
taken Domine to the doctor's. John remarks on how well his sister
is getting on with the child. He tells Susan about Jill coming
down to live in Melbourne because they've finally got their act
together, and Susan says it's great. John jokes that Jill must
wonder what she's in for, because they returned from their picnic
to find a full scale row going on between David and his father.
He adds, "Talk about being able to cut the air with a knife."
Susan says she's surprised that Doug agreed to pay a visit to
Macedon. John says he thinks Doug is lonely by himself.
Beryl asks David when he's going to snap out of it, but David
replies that there's nothing to snap out of. Beryl, though,
tells him that he had no right to lose his temper with his father,
and she adds that he owes Doug an apology. David snaps, "Like
hell!" Beryl tells her husband that he gave Doug
a shock, grabbing him like that. David agrees to apologise for
doing that, but says he won't apologise for
having a go at his father over the way he treated Lynn. Beryl
points out that Doug almost admitted he was wrong about Lynn,
but David snaps that his father has never admitted being wrong
about anything in his life. Kevin comes in and asks David
what's happening about this afternoon. David suggests that they
should meet at midday, as he has to go and pick up some rosters
first. He goes out. Kevin tells Beryl that he's glad his father's
going with him.
David pulls up at the depot, gets out of his car, and sees Patricia
standing nearby, waiting for him. She tells him that she wants
to talk to him about the other night. She explains that she was
angry, but David says he's not interested. Patricia asks him if
he believed her, but David snaps that of course he didn't. Patricia
says it was a stupid thing for her to say. David angrily asks
her why she did it, and Patricia replies that it was the first
thing that came into her head - she wasn't thinking when she said
it. David tells her that he could get it checked, by having blood
tests, but Patricia says she's said she was lying. She
tells David that she won't bother him anymore, and he
needn't worry about her.
Patricia having gone, David walks over to the office, but is
halted in his tracks by John, who catches up with him. He explains
that he called into Susan's, and she told him that Angela was
upset over something David did. David says he doesn't remember,
as he has enough problems of his own. John remarks that
it's natural to go to your father if you're worried. David reiterates
that he has his own problems - making the truck repayments,
and Kevin's exam tribunal, for example.
At Dural, Rosie suggests to Wayne that he could work in the
study, so she can polish the main table. She then asks
Gordon to remind her to send the seeds she promised to Doug Palmer.
Wayne asks her what she means, and Rosie explains about how she
said she'd send some samples from the garden. Wayne remarks that
that's the third time Rosie has mentioned Doug since she's been
back, but Rosie replies that Doug is cantankerous, and they didn't
have much in common. Under pressure from Wayne, though, she then
admits that she did find him very pleasant. Wayne smiles and heads
off to the study. Rosie asks Gordon if he's rung Barbara, but
Gordon says he hasn't. Rosie says she hopes Gayle is behaving
herself. Gordon jokes that if Barbara had had to tell her off,
they would have heard it in Melbourne!
Gayle is washing Barbara's dog, Millstone, and then Barbara
towels him dry. She jokes about how Wendy, her daughter, wanted
to call him Milton, but Barbara didn't think the name of an English
poet really suited him, and he soon became a millstone round her
neck, so the name stuck! Gayle asks where Wendy is now,
and Barbara replies that she's on her way back from America, having
spent a few months in New York. Gayle tells Millstone that he's
a beautiful dog now!
Inside, a while later, Gayle is brushing Millstone, but Barbara
sends the dog outside. Gayle asks about the picture on the wall,
and Barbara explains that it's Woombai, and she points out that
it's where Gayle's father would have been brought up. Gayle says
Barry sometimes talked about the country when he was drunk. She
remarks that it must be nice to grow up in one place. She asks
if it would be possible to visit Woombai, and Barbara tells her
about how Gordon used to own it, but it belongs to Fiona now.
Gayle asks Barbara how come she has the photo, but Barbara
just says it was a gift.
Susan asks David how Kevin went, and David tells her that they
won't know for a month, but it seemed to go OK. Susan says that
that's two lots of good news, as she has passed
her exams, and she's now a fully qualified nurse. David hugs her.
Susan goes on to say that she's taking four weeks' holiday before
she starts her new shifts. David asks her if she's going away,
but she explains that it's her and Bill's first wedding anniversary
soon, and she's going to visit him on the actual day. David remarks
that it's hard. He then tells Susan that he's been thinking: when
he cut his arm when he had his accident on the truck the other
week, he lost a lot of blood, and, had the hospital wanted to
give him a transfusion, they wouldn't have known his blood group.
He asks his daughter how he'd go about finding his group if he
wanted to know, and Susan replies that the local clinic should
be able to help. David asks Susan what blood group she
is, and she tells him, "O." David asks if it's the same
clinic that Angela went to for her fertility test, and Susan confirms
that it is. She then asks David if he really came round to talk
about blood groups, and David hurriedly says he wanted to say
sorry to Angela. Susan remarks on how her father has been grumpy
with both the twins lately. David just says he's had
a lot on his plate.
Gayle is tidying up after Millstone broke an ornament while
running around Barbara's house. Barbara tells her not to worry
about it, though. Gayle says she's really enjoyed being there,
and Barbara says she's enjoyed the company. Gayle says she's not
looking forward to going back to her secretarial studies, particularly
as she finds the shorthand hard. Barbara, though, tells her not
to give up if she finds things hard. She encourages her to overcome
the obstacle and try even harder to achieve the best she can.
She asks Gayle if she's looked for anything else, but before Gayle
answers, the doorbell rings, and Barbara goes to answer it. The
visitor is Gordon, and Barbara calls to Gayle that Gordon's come
to pick her up. Gordon asks Barbara if there have been any problems,
and Barbara replies that Gayle was withdrawn at first, but Millstone
got her to laugh. She adds that she enjoyed the challenge. She
tells Gordon that Gayle lacks self-confidence, and she adds that
Paul hasn't helped. Gordon points out that there's fault
on both sides, as Gayle built her and Paul up into something it
John arrives back at the South Yarra house, and Patricia notices
that he looks glum. She asks if anything's wrong, as he was so
happy when he heard Jill was moving down. She asks John if it's
work, or David? John says it's not work. Patricia asks again if
it's David, but John says he doesn't know - he can see that his
father's moody, but he doesn't know why. He wonders if
it's to do with Doug being in the house. Patricia lights a cigarette,
and John comments on how she's been smoking a lot lately. Patricia
says she's been bored, and adds that she should have gone on the
trip with Charlie. John tells her it's not too late, but he adds
that he's glad she stayed for his 21st.
Susan tells David that, now that she's finished her exams, if
Bill is moved, she doesn't have to stay at the same hospital.
David asks her if she would move, and Susan replies that
she wants to be as near to Bill as possible. David brings up the
subject of Rob and Kerry, and he asks Susan how Rob can be sure
that Domine is his. Susan explains that he checked the
dates, and they all fitted. David says he read about a rock singer,
and they managed to prove that some child was his. Susan, though,
tells David that you can't prove fatherhood - you can
only disprove it. She adds that Rob didn't see the need
for any of that. David says Rob must trust Kerry.
Beryl tells Kevin that he doesn't have too much to worry about.
Kevin says David was terrific, and told them everything that happened.
He tells his mother that he was silly to cheat, as he could have
messed his whole life up. Beryl reminds him that everyone
does things they shouldn't - like her leaving David. Kevin says
that's all sorted out now, but Beryl says she still gets frustrated
when David gets into one of his funny moods.
David approaches the Medical Centre. He stops outside the doors,
pauses, looks round and, after looking thoughtful for a few seconds,
Wayne emerges from the study as Paul comes in the front door,
whistling. They both go into the lounge, and Wayne remarks on
how Paul seems to be chirpy. Paul explains that he had a good
trip and managed to land an order. Wayne sourly says, "Bully
for you." Paul tells Wayne that he met a friend
of his - Steven Burton. Wayne looks blank, and Paul reminds him
that it was Steven who bought his boat. He comments that he didn't
know Wayne used to sail. Wayne just says, "Did a bit."
He asks how the boat is, and Paul says it's fine. He adds that
Steven's thinking of getting rid of it. Wayne says he hopes the
next owner takes care of her. He leaves the room, and Rosie tells
Paul that the boat meant a lot to Wayne. Paul asks why Wayne got
rid of it then, and, realising he hasn't been told, she explains
about Wayne's accident meaning he can't do any strenuous exercise.
She adds that it's best not to mention it to Wayne at all. Paul
tells Rosie that he was thinking of buying the boat.
Rosie says she doesn't think it would help things any.
Outside Barbara's, Gayle hugs Millstone, and tells him to behave
himself. Barbara tells Gordon that Gayle could do with a pep talk
every now and then, but Gordon tells Barbara that that's her
department. Barbara says she'd be happy to help out. Gayle comes
over and thanks Barbara, saying she had a beaut time. Barbara
says she did as well. Millstone suddenly walks over and
jumps in the back of Gordon's car, much to Barbara's horror!
Rosie welcomes Gayle home. Gordon says he has some work to do,
and he goes into the study. Gayle tells Rosie that Barbara's great.
She mentions the picture of Woombai, and says she'd love to go
there. Rosie, though, says she doesn't really want to see it now
that it's changed. Gayle asks her what she means, and Rosie explains
about it being turned into a riding school. Gayle says she'd still
like to go. She then asks Rosie if they can get a dog, as Barbara
had one, and it was beautiful. Rosie reminds her granddaughter
that they're living in someone else's house, but Gayle says she
only wants a little one. Rosie says she'd probably
end up looking after it, but Gayle assures her that she'll
do it. Rosie remarks that it'll probably turn out to be a short-term
wonder, like the secretarial course. Gayle, though, repeats what
Barbara said to her about not giving up. Rosie is astonished!
She tells Gayle to ask her again about the dog when she's finished
her course. Gayle heads off to the kitchen. As she passes through
the lounge, Paul says hello, and tells her that he had a good
time away, but Gayle more-or-less ignores him. Rosie comes in
and tells Paul that he shouldn't be surprised at the way Gayle
is feeling. Paul is surprised, though, saying he thought
Rosie would understand.
Patricia is sitting on the settee at the South Yarra property,
when there's a buzz at the front door. She answers it, and David
comes barging in, asking if John's home. Patricia says he's gone
out for dinner, and David says that that's good, as he wants to
talk. He tells Patricia that he's had a blood test, and there's
no way he can be the twins' father. Patricia says it's not true,
but then breaks down, and puts her head in her hands. She asks
David what he's going to do, but he says he doesn't know yet.
Patricia asks him not to tell the twins, as they'll hate her for
lying. She tells David that John loves her, and she still has
a chance with Angela, but that'll all be lost if he tells them.
She pleads with him not to say anything. David asks who the real
father is, but Patricia just says, "No." David says
that all that talk about the twins being premature was a load
of bull. Patricia tells David that she loved him, but
David tells her that it's no wonder she shot through.
Patricia says it's not like that. David asks again who the real
father is, but Patricia says she won't tell anyone, and she tells
David to forget about it. David tells Patricia that she's been
lying to everyone for twenty years, and points out that it didn't
do her much good. Patricia asks David again about what he's going
to do. David says he hasn't a clue, "...but whatever it is,
I don't give a damn whether you're hurt or not."