John walks over to Patricia, and Patricia tells him she saw him
with Martin. John asks to explain, but Patricia starts to walk
off. She then stops, and tells John that he must hate her, too,
now. John asks why should he? Patricia replies that, after what
Martin said... John says it made no difference. Patricia says
she can't believe Martin was there. John asks her to come inside.
At the Palmer house, Beryl remarks that she can't believe Patricia's
got Angela on-side again. Rob agrees. He explains that, while
Angela's seeing her mother, he's come over to collect Domine.
Beryl says the child's in bed, as she seemed to be very tired.
Rob explains that Domine has been having dreams about Kerry. Beryl
replies that he can't expect Domine to forget her mother quickly.
She goes off to get the girl. David asks how things went with
the solicitor, and Rob replies that the solicitor is going to
write a letter to Kerry to make it all official. Beryl comes back
in, and Rob takes Domine from her. He says he hopes Angela's not
going to be at Patricia's every day now, because he doesn't want
Patricia mixed up in their lives again.
At the South Yarra house, Susan comes off the 'phone to John,
and Angela asks why Patricia is at Jill's. Susan says she doesn't
know, and she adds that she doesn't feel great about having left
her. Angela asks where Wayne is, and Susan replies that he's out
on business. Angela increduloulsy says she can't believe Wayne
would work when he's got Patricia to sponge off. Susan
remarks on how much Angela appears to dislike Wayne, and Angela
replies that the feeling's mutual. Susan says Wayne has been alright
to her, and he's shown concern for Patricia. Angela says
that's only because he wants something out of it. She
then says she hopes Patricia snaps out of her condition soon,
as it's been nearly a month.
At Jill's, Patricia and John are having a heated discussion
about Martin. Patricia wants to know what he said, but John replies
that they just talked. Patricia says she thought Martin might
lie about her. She asks John not to see Martin again, and tries
to make him promise. John just tells Patricia that he loves her,
and that won't change, so she should stop worrying.
Doug is playing with Davey when the 'phone rings. It's Fiona,
who's calling to check what time Lynn's flight is due in, so she
can pick her up. Doug replies that she'll be there shortly after
5pm. He reminds Fiona that Lynn will be taking Davey with her,
but Fiona assures him that the child will be well looked after.
Doug asks her if she has a bassinet, and Fiona exasperatedly says
she's borrowed one. Doug asks her if she has any pets, and Fiona
says there aren't any. He then asks about noise, and Fiona assures
him that it's a very quiet place. She adds that, if he's that
worried, perhaps he should come as nursemaid. Doug starts spouting
off, but then changes his mind, and agrees that perhaps that's
not such a bad idea. Kerry lets herself into Fiona's, having fetched
in some shopping. Fiona ends her call, and then, upon examining
the contents of the shopping, she realises she didn't give Kerry
enough money to cover it all. Kerry, though, says she had a bit,
so it didn't matter. Fiona insists on paying, though, and hands
over another $5.50. Kerry tells Fiona that noone has ever been
as good to her as she has - even her parents. She explains
that they were good to her, but they were ashamed of her when
she fell pregnant with Domine. That's one of the reasons she left,
and she hasn't seen them since. Fiona tells Kerry that her parents
must be concerned, and she suggests a letter home would be a good
idea. Kerry tells Fiona that she's made her realise the importance
of having people who care.
Angela is getting impatient as she stands waiting with Susan,
when John and Patricia come in. Patricia immediately apologises
to Susan, and Angela then apologises to Patricia for this morning.
Patricia says she's sorry as well, but she seems to be thinking
more clearly now, and she understands how Angela felt, and doesn't
blame her. Patricia says she's done things, and probably deserved
everything she got. She tells Angela that she's still very important
to her, and asks her not to think too badly of her. She and Angela
Lynn is preparing for her flight, and Beryl tells her that she's
glad Fiona's looking after her. Lynn says she's excited, but she
still doesn't really want to leave Kevin and the Palmers for two
weeks. Beryl tells Lynn that she'd be silly not to go, and adds
that Kevin will survive. At that moment, Kevin comes in, feeding
Davey his bottle. He reminds Lynn to visit the chip shop they
found last time they were up there! Lynn tells her husband that
she wishes he was coming. David tells Lynn to get a wriggle on,
or she'll miss her flight. Doug suddenly walks into the kitchen
and says he's ready. David asks him what for, and Doug replies
that he's going to Sydney. Beryl tells him that he can't just
land on Fiona, but Doug explains that Fiona invited him.
David asks him why he wants to go, and Doug replies that he'll
be able to keep an eye on Lynn and Davey, plus he hasn't been
to Sydney since the war, and he'll also be able to see Rosie,
and buck up some of her funny ideas about gardening. Lynn looks
Beryl finds Davey's teddy on the floor, and realises Lynn forgot
it. She remarks to David on how quiet the house is. David says
he thinks that's because Doug has gone. He adds that he doesn't
think Lynn was happy about it. Beryl says she thinks the fact
that Doug has gone to Sydney with Lynn means he wants to stay
on with them for a while, as he wouldn't spend all that money
otherwise. David agrees that he and his father are getting on
better now, but says Doug still drives him crazy!
Lynn, Doug and Fiona get into the boarding house, with Fiona
carrying Davey. She tells Lynn that she and Davey will be in the
spare room. Doug asks where he should put his stuff,
and Fiona tells him that he'll have to have the folding bed in
the main room. Doug says he can doss down anywhere. Fiona suggests
to him that they go up and get the spare bed from Bunty and Thel.
She suddenly realises that Davey needs changing, and hands him
back to his mother. Lynn says she thinks she'll use disposable
nappies while she's away from home. Doug starts ranting about
those sort of nappies being bad for the baby's skin, but Lynn
snaps that they're fine.
A short while later, Doug and Fiona are carrying the spare bed
into Fiona's room, when Fiona sees Kerry coming along the corridor,
and she introduces her to Doug. Doug asks where he's heard that
name before, and Fiona explains that Kerry is Domine's mother.
Doug says, "Oh, I see," and he walks off with the bed.
Kerry asks Fiona if Doug is related to Rob and Angela, and Fiona
explains that he's Angela's grandfather. Kerry says that at least
she knows what he thinks of her, but Fiona tells her that Doug
is a bigot from way back. Kerry says she can't blame him, but
Fiona tells her to snap out of that attitude.
Walking back into her room, Fiona angrily asks Doug who he thinks
he is. Doug says he's surprised Fiona will have Kerry
here, and he adds that the way she dumped her baby makes her as
bad as Patricia. Fiona snaps that as long as Doug is staying in
her home, he'll have to get on with Kerry. She tells him that
he has no right to sit in judgement, so he should keep his mouth
shut. Doug agrees that he won't say anything, but he tells Fiona
that she can't expect him to like Kerry. He adds that
Fiona is too soft-hearted. Fiona growls that she can be as hard
as nails when she needs to...
The next morning, Doug carries a breakfast tray to Fiona's bedroom,
and knocks on her door. He calls to ask her if she's awake, and
she annoyedly says she is now. She opens the door, and
says this had better be because there's a fire. Doug tells her
that he's made her breakfast. Fiona groans that it's too early
for food. She asks Doug how come he's up so early, and Doug replies
that he's already been down to the pier, and when he came back
and found she wasn't up, he assumed she'd overslept, and decided
to get on with breakfast. He asks if he should bring it in, but
Fiona says she'll go and eat it in the kitchen. She finds Lynn
in there as well, and explains that she couldn't sleep last night,
so she read, and then watched TV for a while. Doug says it kept
him awake half the night. Fiona asks him why he didn't sleep in,
then. Doug says he did - it was well after 6am when he
got up! He asks Lynn if she's ready, and Lynn says she is, just
about. Doug goes off to get Davey, leaving Fiona to ask Lynn when
Doug usually rises. Lynn replies that it's about 5:30am!
She adds that at least Kevin got a lie-in, as he didn't have Davey
to wake him up. Fiona asks Lynn if she misses her husband, and
Lynn replies that it's the first time they've been apart since
the wedding - apart from when she gave birth, although she still
saw him every day then. She says she can't believe they're
going to be apart for a whole two weeks.
John is at the South Yarra house, waiting to talk to Patricia.
Susan tells him that she was up and wandering round last night,
so if she sleeps in, it won't be a bad thing. Patricia comes down
at that moment, though, and Susan goes off to get breakfast. Patricia
says to John that she doesn't know what Martin told him, but she
realised last night that it's time to tell him the truth from
her side of the story. John says he has an idea what
it's about - how Patricia thought of getting rid of him and Angela
before they were born. He tells Patricia that he doesn't blame
her, as it would have been tough for an unmarried mother. Patricia
says she wanted to keep her baby - or babies, as it turned
out - but Martin insisted. She explains to John that she and Martin
had been going out, and he was the first man she went with. She
was gullible enough to think he'd leave his wife for her, but
when he discovered she was pregnant, he changed, and became angry
and cold. She was frightened, but agreed to go away and have the
termination. John says that's not what Martin told him, and Patricia
replies that of course it isn't. John rhetorically asks
if Martin has conned him, but Patricia just carries on with her
story. She says she agreed to the termination, but didn't really
want to do it. She couldn't go to her parents, so she persuaded
Margaret to help her. They arranged for her to go to a dance,
and then slip out. John asks where David comes into it, and Patricia
replies that David was at the dance. He had been after
her for months, but she had been with Martin all that time. John
asks Patricia if she saw David as a way out. Patricia says she
knew David would stand by her if he thought he was the father.
She tells John that, by the time she and David ran away to Sydney,
they loved each other very much. She then sadly says that David
will never love her again, and John quietly says, "No."
He puts his arm around his mother, and Patricia tells him that
she was so frightened he wouldn't understand. John says he has
one question: after going through all that, why leave him?
Patricia tells John that it was because he reminded her of Martin,
and she hated him. John tells her that it's alright.