The 'phone rings at Susan's, and Angela answers it. The caller
is John, and he tells Angela that Patricia has taken too many
tablets. He adds that she's OK, but he's worried. Angela asks
if it was deliberate, but John says he doesn't know. He asks Angela
to come round, but Angela says there's not much she can do, as
John said Patricia was OK. John points out that Patricia is still
sick. Angela, though, says she thinks her mother's seeking
attention. John repeats that Patricia is sick. Susan asks Angela
if she can speak to John, and Angela willingly hands
the 'phone over. John asks Susan to get through to Angela. Susan
asks him what the doctor said, but John explains that the doctor
is still with Patricia. Susan offers to come round, and
John agrees to this. He asks Susan again to talk to Angela. Susan
says she'll be there in 15 minutes. Angela shakes her head to
indicate that she wants nothing to do with it.
At the South Yarra house, John tells Susan that he knows why
Angela feels like she does, but she's wrong. Susan asks what the
doctor said, and John tells her that the doctor doesn't think
Patricia took the tablets deliberately, but he does think
she's disturbed. Susan asks if the doctor suggested Patricia
stay at a clinic, and John replies in the affirmative. He adds
that Patricia thinks she took eight tablets, and that she's lucky
to be alive. Susan asks John what he's going to do, and John replies
that he has to make a decision about the clinic by the morning.
He tells Susan that he can't decide tonight, though, because he's
supposed to be collecting Jill from the airport. He asks Susan
if she can go and pick Jill up, but Susan offers to stay
with Patricia while he goes. She points out that as long
as there's someone with Patricia for her to talk to, things should
be OK. John thanks Susan for her offer, saying that he really
wanted to spend Jill's first night with her. Susan tells him to
John and Jill are standing outside Victoria Court, within which
is a flat that is Jill's new home. Jill exclaims that it looks
great. John confesses to Beryl having had a hand in choosing it.
He starts to head inside, but before he gets very far, Jill stops
him and kisses him, telling him that she's glad she's here with
him. John says he feels the same. They go inside. When Jill sees
her room, she says, "Great!" John goes to put the lights
on, but discovers that there's no electricity. Exasperated, he
snaps, "I give up!" Jill has a look in the drawers,
and comes across some candles. John takes Plan C out of her box.
Jill says she reckons she'll like it here - and there's lots of
room for her to do it up. She adds, though, that she'll have to
get a job quite soon, so that she can pay the rent. John tells
her that there's no rush, as he'll pay until something turns up,
and Jill accepts the offer, saying she won't get funny about it,
as she knows she's done the right thing for both of them. She
adds, though, that she misses her car, which she sold to Fiona.
John jokes that the poor thing won't know what's hit it! Jill
reminds him that she'll have a chauffeur to drive her around in
the BMW now! She quickly apologises to John for reminding him
of his problems, but John says it's hard not to worry,
what with Patricia having a breakdown and David behaving strangely.
John tells Jill that he's glad he's got her. Jill replies, "You'll
get through it."
Lying in her bed, Patricia asks John for some breakfast, and
John says he'll bring it up. Patricia says she'd prefer to get
out and go for a walk, but John reminds her that the doctor said
she was to stay in bed. He tells her that the doctor came up with
the idea of her going to stay at a place where she could be looked
after properly. Patricia asks John if he doesn't want her around,
but he tells her that of course that's not the case.
Patricia says the overdose was just an accident, and she pleads
with John not to send her away. John tells Patricia that she'll
have to help herself, and she replies, "I will, oh I will,
I promise." John says he'll talk to the doctor, who's still
Susan tells the doctor that Patricia was very confused when
she took the pills. John joins them, and says he's talked to Patricia
and she's staying where she is. He adds that he's going to take
leave without pay to look after her. Susan then points out that
she's on holiday, and she offers to stay and look after
Patricia so that John can carry on working. John tells Susan that
he can't let her do that, but Susan says she's offering.
She adds that Rob and Angela would probably be happy to have the
house to themselves for a few days. The doctor chips in that he
thinks it's a good idea. John says Patricia's bound to pick up
in a few days, and he tells Susan that he'll pay her back. Susan
says she doesn't have much time for Patricia, but she can't leave
John in the lurch.
Jill calls at Susan's, and Angela and Rob welcome her to Melbourne.
Jill has a present for Domine, but Rob explains that the child
is sleeping. Jill gives the present to Angela, who opens it to
find a fluffy toy inside. Jill asks Rob and Angela if they can
keep Fiona posted on Domine's progress. Angela remarks on how
it seemed as if Fiona didn't want to give Domine up, and Jill
explains that she thinks Fiona's lonely. Rob asks if Domine was
really too ill to fly when he originally wanted to bring
her down to Melbourne, and Jill admits that Fiona was bunging
it on. She reminds Rob, though, that if it wasn't for Fiona, he
might not even have Domine. Rob agrees that Fiona can
see the child whenever she wants.
Fiona's 'phone rings, and she answers it to find silence at
the other end. Fiona starts mouthing off about it being too early
for crank calls, when suddenly a voice says, "It's Kerry."
Fiona asks her how she is, and she replies that she's fine. She
asks if Domine's there, and so Fiona explains about her having
gone to Melbourne. Kerry says she's probably better off there.
Fiona asks her if she's alright, but Kerry just replies that giving
up Domine was probably one of the best things she ever did. Fiona
invites Kerry to drop in, adding that there's no time like the
Rob pays a visit to the Palmer house, and finds David tinkering
with engine parts on the kitchen table. He explains that he's
just got his roster and he's got a trip to Sydney, so he's after
some tips for the journey. David jokes that he'll tell him the
best eating places! He adds that Rob's lucky, as he's
only got short hauls. The two men suddenly hear Jill's
voice and she comes into the kitchen, causing Rob to joke about
her following him! Jill asks if Beryl's home, but David tells
her she's just missed her. He asks Jill how things are going,
and she replies that she's pleased with the flat, and wanted to
thank Beryl for her part in finding it. She adds that she's just
seen some really nice furniture in the second hand place, but
they won't deliver for a few days. Rob tells her that she sounds
like she needs someone with a truck! He adds that, unfortunately,
he's got a lot to do, leaving David with the honours!
Fiona and Kerry finish eating, and Fiona offers Kerry more,
but she declines. She suddenly blurts out that she's been lying,
and Fiona replies that she thought so. Kerry says she has no job,
and the place she's staying in is awful. She adds that the only
job she was offered came with the condition that she had to cooperate
to keep the position... She explains that she thought it would
be easier to find a job without Domine putting people off, but
she always manages to end up mentioning her. Fiona asks Kerry
how she pays her rent, and Kerry replies that she's still claiming
single mother's allowance, even though she's not entitled to it.
Fiona offers to enquire and see if there's anything she is
eligible for. She asks Kerry how she can contact her, but Kerry
replies that there's no 'phone where she lives. Fiona asks for
the address, then, but Kerry says she can't remember it. Fiona
asks Kerry to contact her at the beginning of next week, then.
Kerry says she will, and she thanks Fiona for her help. Fiona
sagely remarks that everyone needs a little help sometimes.
David carries Jill's furniture into her flat, and Jill says
it's beaut. David says he has to go. Jill says it will be nice
to tell John about his father helping her, as he's been worried,
and doesn't know what he's done. David explains that John is very
loyal to Patricia, but he can't agree with that. He adds that
it's hard for them to be on the same wavelength, and tells Jill
that it's good that she's there to give John a boost. He asks
Jill if she knows about Patricia, and Jill replies that John is
positive his mother is having a nervous breakdown.
In the lounge at the South Yarra house, Susan thanks the doctor,
who says goodbye to Patricia and then goes. Susan remarks that
he seemed very pleasant. Patricia suddenly starts muttering that
she should never have told him. She repeats this again, and then
says, "Nobody knew." Susan asks her what she means,
and who she's talking about. Patricia mutters that she should
have kept it to herself, and then says they shouldn't have had
the party without her. Susan asks her if she means the twins'
party. Patricia just mutters that David knows, and then says,
"I'll lose him." She says she should never have gone
to the party, as she doesn't want to lose him. She suddenly sobs,
"Please don't let me lose him."
John tells Jill that he couldn't concentrate at work, as David
is acting strangely, and he's wondering how Patricia is. Jill
says she knows David cares about him, but John says there's more
to it, as he's been funny with Angela as well. He then announces
that he has to go. Jill tells him not to let things get him down,
as he's not the only one with problems. She goes on to
explain that she let Plan C out, and she went and dug up the garden.
She was caught by the caretaker, who told her that no pets are
allowed, and she's got 24 hours to get rid of it. John laughs
as he says he wishes his problems were that simple. Jill
laughs that she loves the cat!
Back at the South Yarra house, Susan tells John that she tried
to contact him at work, but couldn't reach him. She explains about
Patricia acting really strangely, and talking about telling David
something, and not wanting to lose John. She says she thought
Patricia might talk to her son about it, but she's been sedated
now as the doctor thought it was best. John says there's only
one way to find out what Patricia was talking about.
David still has engine parts on the kitchen table when John
comes in and asks him if he's by himself. David says Beryl's in
the shower, getting ready for work. John tells David that Patricia
has been saying things, about him, and about the party, and he
wants to know what's going on. David is reluctant to say anything,
but John says he doesn't want to get back to how things were between
the two of them a couple of years ago. David gives in, and explains
about Patricia turning up at the party, and the two of them having
a massive row. He tells John about Patricia saying he's not the
twins' father, and then adds, "The worst part about it is,
son, it's true."