Martin holds out his hand, but David refuses to shake it. Martin
says there are things they need to discuss, as John is upset,
but David tells Martin that it's none of his business. Martin
says he just came to say that he's not taking over, and that John
still sees David as his father. David snaps, "Fine,"
and he tells Martin to butt-out and let them get on with it. He
then tells Martin that he has a hide just turning up like this.
Before Martin gets a chance to reply, Kevin comes in with his
book of road rules. Beryl introduces Martin as a friend of John's.
Martin asks Kevin if he's learning to drive, and Kevin replies
that he's sitting for his permit tomorrow. He asks Martin how
he knows John, but Martin just says it's via work. Kevin wanders
off to prepare for his test, and Beryl offers Martin some tea,
but he declines as he's pressed for time. David tells him that
they want nothing to do with him. Martin tells David that if that's
the way he feels... He adds that there's an open invitation to
talk if David changes his mind. He goes, and David immediately
tells Beryl not to look at him like that, as he meant
to be rude. Beryl snaps, "You succeeded."
At the Armstrong residence, Barbara comes off the 'phone and
tells Gayle that they'd like her to start as soon as possible
- tomorrow if she wants. An ecstatic Gayle quickly realises how
upset Rosie's going to be, but she tells Barbara that she'll miss
Rosie and her. Wendy overhears the end of this conversation
as she stands in the doorway. She comes in and asks Gayle what
time Paul normally gets home. Gayle replies that it's at about
6pm. She then says she has to go, and Wendy offers her a lift.
Gayle, though, says she wants to stay and talk to Barbara. Wendy
As Wendy and Paul walk towards the front door at Dural, Wendy
asks Paul if they can go out tonight, as she needs to get out
of the house. Paul agrees, but says he can't make it late, as
he has to fly to Melbourne tomorrow. He goes on to explain that
Kerry wants to see him for some moral support, plus he should
drop in at the Ramberg office down there. Wendy remarks that it's
a long way to go for someone Paul hardly knows, and adds that
she could do with some moral support as well.
Paul remarks to Wendy that she's being a bit snaky today, and
says he thought she'd be happier now that her mother's not moving
in with Gordon. Wendy then bemoans the fact that her mother has
shown Gayle more affection in two months, than she's shown her
in 23 years. Paul points out that there's no need to
feel jealous, and Wendy immediately snaps, "I'm not
jealous." She quickly reconsiders, though, and admits, "Oh,
I'm jealous!" Paul tells her to soften up a bit,
and he asks her when was the last time that she hugged her mother.
He tells her that someone has to make the first move.
Gayle is playing with Millstone as Barbara watches nearby. Wendy
pulls up in her car, and gets out. Gayle tells her that she's
really going to miss Millstone when she goes away, and she asks
Wendy to make sure the dog continues to attend his obedience classes.
Wendy asks Gayle why she doesn't take Millstone with her, but
Barbara says she doesn't think it would be a good idea. Wendy
says Clive and Margaret won't mind, but Barbara repeats that she
thinks the dog should stay where it is. Wendy gives in, but says
she won't be calling him 'Milton' again! Barbara looks at her
watch, and realises she has to get ready to go to Dural for dinner.
She tells Wendy that there's some food in the 'fridge if she wants
anything. Wendy looks annoyed.
At the Palmer house, Beryl tells Susan that it's a pity Angela
couldn't make it. Susan agrees, but adds that Domine has been
so upset lately, that she's glad to get out. Kevin is sitting
at the dinner table, trying to learn his road rules. He asks David
a question from the book, but David's not really paying attention.
Beryl says to Susan that she can't help but wonder about the effect
all this is having on Domine. Kevin asks his father another question,
but David snaps at him to give it a rest. Beryl suggests to her
son that he go into the lounge with Susan, so she can
ask him some questions. They head off and Beryl closes the kitchen
doors. Kevin jokes to his sister about being asked questions by
a woman driver! Meanwhile, Beryl tells David that he might not
want anyone else to find out what's going on, but he's
going the right way about letting everyone know the situation.
In the lounge, Kevin asks Susan what's on David's mind, but Susan
says she doesn't know.
Martin pays a visit to the South Yarra house, and Patricia remarks
on him not being able to stay away. He tells John about seeing
David earlier. Patricia says that, knowing David, Martin's lucky
he didn't get his block knocked off. Martin says he might well
have done if Kevin hadn't come in. He asks John if he minds
him taking the bull by the horns, and John assures him that it's
fine. Martin says he hopes he hasn't made the whole situation
worse. Realising that John wants to hop off and see Jill, Martin
tells him to go. Left alone with Patricia, he recalls that she
did warn him off going to see David. Patricia tells him
that he always did do whatever he wanted - unless he's
changed... Martin says he thinks they've both changed
- well, he has. He then asks Patricia if she'd have dinner
with him. Patricia remarks on how he hasn't mentioned his wife
at all, and Martin asks if John didn't say anything. He goes on
to explain that Sandra died five years ago, so he's not playing
up. Patricia accepts the dinner invitation, saying, "Alright.
The next morning, John waits for Kevin as he takes his driving
permit test. Kevin soon comes out, and says he got it! He adds
that all he needs now are some learner plates, and John promptly
brings some 'Ls' out from behind his back. Kevin says it's a pity
David won't be home from work until later, as he wants his first
lesson. He suddenly realises they're leaning against John's BMW,
and when John realises what's in his brother's mind, he tells
him that there's no way he's getting behind the wheel of his car.
Kevin is sitting behind the wheel of John's car! John guides
him on checking the mirror and seat, and putting on his seatbelt.
Kevin turns the key in the ignition, and the car starts. He looks
round to check the traffic, puts the car into 'Drive' and presses
down on the accelerator. The car lurches forward! He tries again,
and the vehicle pulls away more smoothly.
Susan tells Beryl that she's got an appointment to see the governor
at Pentridge tomorrow - well, Wayne got it for her. She
tells her mother that she'd never have thought of it if it hadn't
been for Wayne. Kevin comes in and announces that he passed, adding
that he always knew he would! John, who came in with
his brother, asks Beryl if he can have a word with her. Beryl
sends Susan and Kevin into the kitchen, where Susan asks Kevin
what's going on. Kevin says that, if it was any of their business,
they'd be told. In the lounge, Beryl tells John that Martin seemed
very nice, and she asks him to give David a chance. John replies
that David has been getting on his nerves a lot lately, and he's
almost got to the stage when he'll only come to the Palmer house
when he's sure David's out. He says Martin's a good bloke,
and David just needs to relax. Kevin comes back in and says he's
been thinking about a celebration for when Lynn and Davey return.
He suggests the cricket match that keeps being put off. He says
they can invite Angela. John adds that he and Jill will be in
At Dural, Paul pours himself a drink and Gayle comes in. She
remarks on Paul being home early, and Paul explains about going
to Melbourne tomorrow. Gayle says she's taking off too. She explains
about the job, and Paul tells her that he hopes it goes well.
Gayle wishes him luck as well. She then says she's been thinking,
and she tells Paul that she's sorry she acted like such a kid
when they broke up. Paul tells Gayle that he's sorry he messed
her around. Gayle kisses him and asks him to write to her every
now and then. Rosie comes in and tells Gayle to get a move on,
as Gordon will be back soon to take her to Barbara's friends'
place. As Gayle leaves the room, Paul smiles to himself.
Gordon tells Barbara that he'll have to get back soon, or Rosie
will start panicking. He asks how Wendy is, and Barbara says she
seems to be settling in. Gordon says he's sure Wendy appreciates
everything her mother has done for her. Barbara bends over to
pick something up, and suddenly puts her hand to her head, as
if in pain. She curses, "These damn headaches." Wendy
comes in, and Barbara quickly recovers her composure. Wendy shows
her mother the photos she took at Woombai, including one of her
and Gordon and one of Gayle. She offers to produce a blow-up of
the photo of Barbara and Gordon, and Barbara says that would be
nice, but then says she'd like two blow-ups of the photo
of Gayle, so that Rosie can have one and she
can keep one. Wendy storms off, looking annoyed. Gordon immediately
points out to Barbara that her daughter was trying to offer her
an olive branch, by offering the photo of the two of them. Barbara
says it never even crossed her mind, and she rhetorically asks
why she's so dumb. Gordon asks her how her headache is, and Barbara
says she'll be fine.
Gayle carries her packed bag to the front door at Dural, and
Rosie joins her to give her a piece of her favourite cake. Gayle
suggests they say their goodbyes there, otherwise she'll look
like an idiot at the station. She says to Rosie, "I love
you, Gran." Rosie tells her granddaughter that she loves
her, too, and then mentions about Gayle calling her 'Gran' for
the first time. They hug tightly.
Paul pays an early-morning visit to Wendy before he flies to
Melbourne, commenting that she seemed depressed last night. Wendy
complains about her trying to become closer to her mother, but
her attempts not even being noticed. Paul tells Wendy to try not
to let it get her down. They kiss.
At the South Yarra house, Patricia shows off a new dress to
John, and John tells her that he's glad she and Martin are getting
along. Patricia says Martin has mellowed, adding that she has
so few friends at the moment that she's glad of the company.
There's a buzz at the front door, and John goes to answer it.
He lets Martin in, and he presents Patricia with a red rose. Patricia
goes off to put it in water. Martin asks John how he's doing,
and John replies, "So so." Martin says that's the trouble
with civilian life! He asks John if he saw his parents, and John
says he did, but he got a bit sidetracked trying to arrange a
family cricket match. Martin says it sounds like fun. John suddenly
has an idea, and asks Martin, "What are you like at silly
David asks John why he did a silly thing like that? John tells
David that he's being a pain in the neck about the whole thing.
David asks about about Angela, and John replies that Martin won't
let her know who he is. Beryl tells her husband that he could
at least try to be nice. David gives in, but only on
the condition that Martin doesn't cause any hassle. John tells
David that he just wants him to give Martin a go. David snaps
that he said 'OK'.
Barbara arrives home to find Wendy still up. Wendy says she
didn't realise it was late. Barbara asks her daughter if they
can talk, but Wendy says she's tired, and she gets up and starts
to walk off to her bedroom. Barbara brings up the subject of the
enlargement, but Wendy is out of earshot. Barbara suddenly clutches
her head, and staggers backwards, knocking over a glass table.
Wendy comes back out and asks what happened. Barbara says she's
fine. Wendy snaps that when she came back, she needed to talk,
but Barbara wouldn't listen. Barbara starts to say that if she'd
realised there was a problem... but Wendy tells her mother that
she's the one with the problem, and she storms
off to her room, leaving Barbara clutching her head in pain...