David says he hopes John can understand now why he was so uptight.
John asks David how he can be sure he's not his father,
as Patricia has been strange, and she could be lying. David explains
about the clinic and the blood tests, but John just replies that
he doesn't understand. David admits that it's hard to accept.
John asks what else Patricia said during the argument, but David
tells him that she didn't say anything else. He adds
that he tried to talk to her later, but she clammed up. John asks
David why he's bringing this up now, and David replies that he
needed time, and he was worried about how John would take it.
John tells David that he should have said something sooner, but
David says he couldn't, as he didn't want to cause any upset.
John points out to David that he's caused enough upset anyway,
but David replies that it hasn't been easy for him. He
asks John to understand. John thinks for a moment, and then tells
David that Angela is pretty happy at the moment, and he thinks
it would be better if she wasn't told yet. He adds that he'll
tell her when he has more details, and says David would mess it
up, and he doesn't want Angela hurt. David asks John what he's
going to do. John replies that he came for answers, and the best
place to find out the rest is back home.
At the South Yarra house, Patricia is sitting downstairs, in
an armchair. John comes in, and Susan joins them. John asks his
sister how Patricia is, and Susan replies that she's the same.
She adds that she rang the doctor again, and he told her to keep
Patricia calm. He also said that it would be better if she could
stay on for a while - a couple of weeks, at least. John asks Susan
if she's happy about that, and Susan replies that she doesn't
mind. John tells her that, as she's using up her holiday doing
this, he'll pay her. Susan tells John that she's going to need
some time off tomorrow afternoon to go and see Bill, as it's their
first anniversary. She then says it's time to get Patricia to
bed. She helps Patricia stand up, and then takes her upstairs.
Patricia stays silent throughout.
David tells Beryl that John didn't take it too well, and was
pretty angry. Beryl incredulously asks, "For telling the
truth?" She adds that John just needs time to get
used to the idea. David says he supposes so. Beryl points out
that this might even make John wake up to Patricia. Kevin
and Lynn come in, and Kevin asks his father what time he's picking
Doug up tomorrow. David replies that it'll be at nine. Beryl asks
her husband to be nice to his father. David remarks that Doug
couldn't have picked a worse time to come back.
John is sitting in the dark when Patricia comes downstairs and
says she can't sleep. John offers to get her something, but she
says she just wants company. John says he ought to hit the sack,
as he has to get an early start tomorrow so he can come home to
cover for Susan when she goes to see Bill. Patricia suddenly becomes
alarmed, saying she doesn't want Susan to leave, as she doesn't
like being alone. John assures her that Susan will be coming back.
Patricia then says she's been thinking, about things that happened
a long time ago. John asks her if she wants to talk, and whether
she means about her and David. Patricia replies that she loved
David. John asks her to tell him more, but Patricia suddenly shakes
her head and says, "I can't." John replies, "Yes
you can," but Patricia, more loudly, repeats, "No, I
can't." She starts sobbing, at which point Susan
comes in and snaps at John for upsetting his mother. She helps
Patricia back to bed.
The next morning, Angela calls in to see Jill, and Jill remarks
on how happy Rob seemed when she saw him. Angela agrees that Domine
has been good for both of them, and she adds that they'll make
sure they keep in touch with Fiona. She then tells Jill how nice
her place looks, and Jill agrees that it's great - except she's
not allowed pets, and she has to get rid of Plan C. She asks Angela
if she knows anyone who'll take her. Angela says she'd
have her, but it's Susan's house. She suggests the Palmers, but
Jill is concerned that if she asked them, they'd feel obliged.
Angela assures her they'll say no if they don't want her, but
she offers to ask on Jill's behalf.
Beryl is fussing over Plan C! There's a knock on the front door,
and Beryl passes Plan C to Lynn to play with while she answers
it. The visitor is Doug. Beryl asks where David is, and Doug says
he doesn't know, as he got a lift down with a friend of Bob and
Aileen's! Angela chips in that she has to go, as Rob's expecting
lunch. Doug remarks on how weary he is. He suddenly notices Plan
C walking on the floor and shoos her away. He says he doesn't
think it's a good idea to have a cat in the same house as a baby.
Quickly changing the subject, Beryl asks how her parents were,
and Doug replies that they were great, and he'd have stayed longer
if she hadn't 'phoned. He adds, though, that he's glad
she called, as he thinks it's about time he and David cleared
Susan is at her apartment, packing some clothes into a suitcase,
when Angela comes in. Angela comments about Susan having been
roped in to help Patricia, but Susan replies that she offered.
She adds that she thought Angela would be pleased that
she and Rob have the place to themselves. Angela asks if Patricia
is really that serious, but Susan replies that if Angela were
to visit her mother, that might help. Angela, though,
says she's sorry Patricia's sick, but she's not buying into it.
She tells Susan that she's been sucked in, but Susan replies that
she's a nurse, and she knows how to avoid her personal feelings
getting caught up in the situation.
David gets home, slams the front door and snaps, "Unreliable
old coot!" He goes into the kitchen and notices his father
sitting at the table. Doug explains about getting a lift, and
David asks why he didn't let them know. Doug replies that he didn't
expect a lift after the way he left the house before.
David apologises for losing his temper, but Doug tells him that
it's not all his fault, as he should have kept his mouth
shut. The air cleared somewhat, David dishes out the mail that
he picked up on the way in. He calls Lynn, as there are some letters
for her and Kevin. Lynn's letter is from her agent. There's also
a letter for Doug, but when he opens it, he comments that 'that
woman' has no idea about growing tomatoes. He explains that Rosie
has sent him some tomato seeds, and now he's going to have to
write to her and tell her the proper way to grow them.
Lynn shows David and Beryl the photos from her modelling session,
and David tells Lynn that she's a real stunner. He opens his
letter to find a fuel bill! Doug tells him that there is some
good news for him, though, as he'll only be staying for a couple
of days. David tells his father that there's no need to rush.
Doug says he'll see.
Wayne gets into Dural and Paul emerges from the study. Wayne
snaps that he thought Paul would be hard at work, and then adds
that he's fed up of being the messenger boy. Paul tells Wayne
that he has enough trouble with Rosie, and he doesn't
need Wayne's paranoia adding to things. Wayne asks him how come
he's not at the office, and Paul explains that there are fewer
interruptions at Dural. Wayne slyly adds that Gayle's out of his
way as well, but Paul isn't impressed. Rosie, who overheard this
last bit of the conversation, tells Wayne that he should keep
on the right side of his boss, as it's better to have him as a
friend than an enemy. Wayne says he's not scared of Paul, but
he adds that neither Paul or his father want him in the company,
and they're trying to make him feel so uncomfortable that he'll
leave. Meanwhile, Paul has gone into the lounge, where he and
Gordon are discussing business. Wayne joins them and asks how
things are going, but Gordon says they have a crisis on their
hands. He suggests to Paul that they go into the study, and as
they go, he says that unless they get a loan, one of the subsidiaries
is going to go down. Wayne says he can help, but Gordon ignores
him. Rosie tells Wayne that his father's busy, and she suggests
he try talking to him again tonight, but Wayne just says that,
if they won't listen to him, it'll serve them right.
Angela and Lynn discuss Lynn's potential earnings, but Angela
warns her that being rich isn't all it's cracked up to be. Lynn
says she just wants to save up enough for a deposit, so that she
and Kevin can have some privacy. Angela remarks that she wouldn't
want to leave her baby to go out working, but Lynn tells
her that it was different for her, as she was able to live her
life before she got married, whereas she went straight
from school to motherhood, and now she wants to get out more.
Angela says it's fine to live the glamourous life, but you eventually
have to settle down again. She adds that all the glamour in the
world didn't get Patricia very far.
Susan gives John some pills for Patricia to take later, and
she warns him not to upset her. John tells Susan to go, but before
she leaves, he wishes her a happy anniversary. He goes upstairs
and finds Patricia lying in bed. She asks John if they talked
last night, or if she dreamed it. John tells her that they talked
for a while. Patricia says she remembers being upset, and Susan
sitting with her until she fell asleep. She tells John that it
was very thoughtful of him to get Susan there. She adds that she
doesn't know what she'd do without him.
Jill calls at the South Yarra house and hugs John. She tells
him that she had four interviews this morning, so she hopes she'll
get one of them. She asks how Patricia is, and John tells
her that she's alright now. Jill asks if something's wrong, and
John replies that he has a lot to tell her...
Lynn says she wishes Kevin would hurry up and get home. The
front door suddenly slams, and Kevin comes bounding into the kitchen.
Lynn gives him two envelopes, and, upon looking at them, he says,
"Cadetships." He eagely opens the first letter and reads
the contents, but a look of disappointment comes over his face.
He opens the second letter, and reads that, but his face doesn't
change. He eventually says, "I'm going to miss out."
He goes on to explain that, because he doesn't have his HSC results
yet, and they already have enough applicants, he's been advised
to apply again next year. He says it serves him right. As he storms
off to his room, he adds, "It's my own ruddy fault."
John tells Jill that he pressured Patricia a bit, and he should
have known better. He explains that Patricia had been funny all
day. Jill tells him that Angela came over, and seemed so happy,
so she agrees with him that it would be a pity to spoil it. John
asks Jill to do him a favour - hang around until Susan gets back,
as he wants to go and see David and ask him if he knows anything
else that would help him find his real father. He points out that
David must have known the same people as Patricia, and might even
know his father. Jill tells John that she doesn't want
him to be hurt even more, but John says he's been thinking about
it all day. He says, "I have to know the full story. The
only person who can tell me that is my real father - and I'm going
to find him."