Doug is hunting around the Palmer kitchen, and Beryl asks him
what he's looking for. Doug replies that he's trying to find a
lightbulb for the kids' room. Beryl announces that she's off to
work. Doug says he'll go and fix the light. There's a knock at
the front door, and Beryl answers it and lets John in. He asks
if David's home, but Beryl tells him that David's on an Adelaide
run. She adds that she knows what's been going on, so if John
wants to talk... John tells her that he's decided to find his
real father, and he's hoping David might be able to help him.
Beryl suggests that he should ask Patricia, but John replies that
she's in a mess. Beryl remarks that Patricia doesn't deserve
John worrying about her. John admits that he might change his
mind about her when he knows the full facts, but he can't just
drop her. Doug comes in and asks why Patricia can't get
her family to look after her. John explains that Patricia
hasn't seen her family for years. He suddenly appears to have
a brainwave, though, and says he should have thought of that before.
He thanks Doug and rushes off.
Back at the South Yarra house, John 'phones Gordon, at Dural.
He explains about Patricia not being very well, and how he thinks
she's having a breakdown. Gordon asks if there's anything he can
do, but John tells him about Susan being there for her. He then
says he wants to contact Patricia's family, and he asks Gordon
if he knows how he can get hold of them. Gordon, though, says
he can't help, as Patricia never talked about her family, and
he doesn't think she's seen them for years. He adds that he doesn't
even know if her parents are still alive. John thanks
him. Gordon asks how Angela is coping, and John replies
that she's fine, he thinks.
Angela tells Rob that she wishes he didn't have to drive at
night. Rob replies he has to take the jobs he can get,
as the company isn't taking on any more drivers - he got in at
just the right time. Angela tells him to make sure he takes his
rests and to ensure he has the photos for Fiona. They hug and
At the boarding house, Kerry asks Fiona if she found out anything.
Fiona tells her that the authorities will lock her up and throw
away the key! She quickly adds that she's joking, and tells Kerry
that the news isn't all bad. She explains that Kerry
won't be able to keep claiming benefit, and is going to have to
give back what she shouldn't have received. Kerry says she's spent
most of it. Fiona suggests the dole, but Kerry isn't keen. Fiona
then says that she knows somewhere where the rent's cheap, and
where a tenant is needed: Jill's old room. Kerry doesn't appear
very eager, and Fiona tells her that she knows how she must be
feeling as she was once an unmarried mother herself,
but two wonderful people helped her out, and it made all the difference.
Kerry gives in, and accepts the help.
Gordon and Barbara return to Dural after a round of golf, and
Rosie asks Barbara how the game went. Barbara replies that Gordon
was out of practice. Gordon suggests to Barbara that she should
ring home, but Barbara says she doesn't want Gayle to think she's
breathing down her neck, and she adds that trust is everything.
She then tells him not to worry so much about Ramberg, but Gordon
says he has a mountain of paperwork to get through. Barbara asks
him if there's anything else on his mind, and Gordon
tells her about Patricia being seen by a doctor. He adds that
he doesn't know whether she's really sick, or just likes to see
people running after her. Barbara tells Gordon that it's OK by
her if he wants to visit Patricia, but Gordon makes it
clear that he doesn't, as he's got his work cut out trying to
resolve Ramberg's problems.
Fiona gives Kerry the key to Jill's room and tells her that
she hopes she'll be comfortable. Kerry asks if there's any word
on Domine, and Fiona replies that the child is being well looked
after. She adds that she misses her, too, and she tells
Kerry about how she didn't want to give her up, so she can understand
how Kerry felt. Kerry admits that there were times when she was
glad Domine wasn't around, such as when she was job hunting, or
when she wanted to go out, but the child was always in the background.
Fiona says she appreciates Kerry wanting a life of her own. Kerry
says, though, that now she has time to herself, she doesn't want
to go out. Fiona remarks that they'll have to do something to
get her back into circulation!
At the Palmer house, Angela tells Lynn that Domine can't sit
still for five minutes! Kevin comes in, and Doug asks him to help
him in the garden, but Kevin is reluctant. Angela and Lynn get
ready to go out, but as she leaves the kitchen, Angela asks Kevin
if he's heard from the tribunal yet. Doug pricks up his ears as
Kevin replies that he won't know for another month yet. He tries
to change the subject by offering Doug a hand after all, but Doug
asks him what Angela meant about a tribuanal. Kevin replies that
it's like a board which hears cases. Doug remarks that it sounds
like Kevin has been up to something, and Kevin admits that he
was caught cheating in his exams. Doug says he can't believe it!
He asks how David and Beryl took it, and Kevin replies that they
were fine, and he explains about David standing up for him. A
horrified Doug storms off to the garden, telling Kevin that he
doesn't want his help after all. Lynn then snaps at Kevin, asking
him why he told his grandfather what happened. Kevin just says
he wasn't going to lie. Lynn is furious, and marches out to the
garden to tell Doug that she's put up with him so far, and she's
managed to keep her mouth shut up 'til now, but she doesn't like
the way he just spoke to Kevin. She adds that Kevin has been having
a really hard time, and she tells Doug that, if he's just going
to have a go at people, he may as well go home.
Beryl and Doug are in the kitchen, and Beryl remarks that she
heard she missed some fireworks. Doug says he doesn't know what
she means! He then tells Beryl that in his day, cheating
was one of the lowest things a man could do. Beryl tells Doug
that neither of them really understand the pressure of the final
year at school anymore, although she adds that she probably
appreciates it more than he does. She tells Doug about
the problems Kevin has had since she blamed David for her losing
the baby, and since she moved to Sydney. Doug asks how he
was supposed to know. Beryl says they don't talk about it, but
she explains that Kevin and Lynn were the meat in the sandwich,
Kevin made a mistake, but he's very sorry, and very ashamed. She
tells Doug that Kevin's in the lounge if he wants to say anything.
Doug asks, "Lynn?" Beryl replies that Lynn is in the
bedroom with Davey. Doug duly goes into the lounge and humbly
admits to Kevin that he said too much, earlier. Kevin says it
doesn't matter. Doug comments that he could still do with a hand
in the garden. Kevin agrees to help.
Gayle tells Barbara that she's finished polishing the silver.
She asks if she can go early, as she wants to go with Rosie to
see her Aunty May at the nursing home. Barbara agrees. Gayle says
goodbye to Millstone and heads off. A short while later, she's
walking along the road, when she turns round and finds Millstone
a short distance behind! She tells him to go home, but he doesn't
When Gayle gets back to Dural, Rosie remarks on her being home
early, and Gayle explains about going to see May. She then tells
Rosie about Millstone being outside, having followed her. Rosie
tells her granddaughter to give Barbara a call, and arrange to
take her back. Wayne comes in, and snaps about the stupid mutt
outside. He goes into the lounge where Gordon is working, and
Gordon tells him that the Queensland division has gone under.
Wayne replies that he could have helped, as he had a
meal with a client a couple of days ago who might have been able
to provide finance. Gordon asks Wayne why he didn't say anything,
and Wayne points out that he tried, but neither Gordon
or Paul were interested. Gordon says his head could roll over
this, and he tells Wayne that he's placed a large part of the
company in jeopardy. He says he can't believe Wayne let personal
feelings get in the way of doing what's best for Ramberg. Wayne
casually remarks that it's too late now, but Gordon tells him
that it's not too late to give him his marching orders. He tells
Wayne to report to the office in the morning to pick up his pay,
and then get out and never set foot in Ramberg again. Wayne storms
out of the lounge and into the hall, where Rosie tells him that
Gordon will calm down, but Wayne just snaps that he's getting
out, as he's had a gutful.
Barbara arrives at Dural and Rosie tells her that Gordon and
Wayne have had an awful run-in, and Wayne's got the sack and is
leaving home. She asks Barbara to talk to Gordon, but
Barbara says she can't interfere with business. Rosie pleads with
her to say something, and Barbara eventually agrees to
see what she can do. She goes inside. A few minutes later, Gordon
tells her that she's wasting her breath, and says he's glad
Wayne's going. Wayne comes in and tells Barbara not to stick up
for him, as he and Gordon are sick of each other. He tells Gordon
that he's never been able to please him ever since Paul showed
up - he's never been wanted there. He threatens Gordon
that he and Paul will be sorry.
Outside, as Wayne gets ready to drive off, Rosie asks him if
he really has to go, but Wayne just says, "Yes." Rosie
asks him where he's going, but Wayne says he doesn't
know, yet. Rosie tells him to write, and Wayne says he will -
but only to her. He drives off, leaving Rosie looking
Rob calls at Fiona's and she drags him into her room, joking,
"Surprise me, next time!" She tells him that
she has news, and says she'll swap it for Rob's photos. Rob gets
the pictures out, and, after looking at them, Fiona says Domine's
gorgeous. Rob asks Fiona what her news is, and Fiona tells him
about Kerry running into a few problems, and how she's taken Jill's
old room at the boarding house. She explains about how she didn't
want Kerry to get the wind up, and to feel guilty by seeing him,
which is why she dragged him in like that. She tells Rob that
Kerry knows Domine is better off with him and Angela. Rob says
he'll have a beer and head off, but Fiona says she wants all the
gossip before he does leave.
Beryl interrupts Doug and Kevin in the garden to tell Doug that
John's inside, and would like a word. Doug goes inside and asks
John what he wants. John tells him that, with Patricia being sick,
he wants to contact her parents, and he thought Doug might know
where they lived. Doug asks why he should rack his brains for
her, but John just says it would be saving him some hassle.
Doug says he doesn't know if Patricia's parents are even still
alive, as they were quite elderly twenty years ago. He
thinks, and then tells John that Patricia had a sister who was
a different kettle of fish. John asks him if he can remember her
name. Doug ponders, "Margery... Margaret - Margaret Dunne."
John says she might even live in the same house. Doug recalls
that the house was in Hawthorn Way. John says he'll look up the
name in the 'phone book. Doug points out that Margaret might have
married, and adds that it's a lot of bother to go to. John says
he has to talk to someone.
John pulls up outside a house. He gets out of his car, clutching
the piece of paper on which the address is written, looks at the
house, and starts walking towards the front door...