Patricia asks Martin who the hell he thinks he is, charging in
and laying down the law. Martin says he's Angela's father.
Patricia snaps that Martin said he wasn't going to make things
difficult, and now, after meeting Angela for the first
time, he wants to lay claim to her. Martin tells
Patricia that he's a perfectly normal man who has two children
that he never knew existed, and he's going to handle things his
way, and if she carries on, it won't make a difference to him.
Patricia starts to say, "But..." but is interrupted
by Martin telling her that she has until tomorrow to talk to John
and David about this, and then he's going to tell Angela.
John comes in at this point, and asks Martin what's up. Martin
just walks out. John asks Patricia what's bugging him, and Patricia
replies, "Your father is not an easy man..."
At Martin's house, Martin's son, Peter, dives into the pool
in the backyard. When he surfaces, he asks his father how things
went, but Martin remains silent. He eventually speaks to tell
his son that he'll talk inside.
Inside, Peter is doing sit-ups and he tells his father that
he doesn't know what he's worrying about. Martin says they take
themselves pretty seriously. Peter points out to his father that
he was alright before 'whatsamacallit' came on the scene. Martin
says he thought Peter wanted to meet John and Patricia,
and Peter replies that John sounds alright, but he doesn't want
to know him if he's going to cause hassles. He tells Martin that
he should have behaved himself when he was younger, then he wouldn't
have all these troubles now!
At the Palmer house, David tells John that Martin is being a
smart aleck. John says that's not why he's there - he just wants
his question answered. David says he doesn't know - he doesn't
like giving into the bloke. He then adds, though, that it might
clear the air. He then says, "Yeah, why not?" and tells
John that it would be better if Angela found out now, rather than
later. John explains that they're all meeting tomorrow, but David
says he won't be there, as he's got to work, and he doesn't want
anything to do with it anyway. He adds that, hopefully, by the
time he gets home tomorrow night, Angela will have told Martin
where to get off.
The next morning, John arrives at Jill's for breakfast, and
he remarks that he doesn't know what David's playing at, as he
seems to have changed his mind about Angela. It then occurs to
him that maybe David has realised that, if Angela finds out the
truth now, she'll turn against Martin. Jill agrees that
it figures, and she wonders if Martin might have worked it out.
John says he doubts it - he's probably only thinking about sorting
the whole mess out as soon as possible. Jill remarks that John
really likes Martin, and John admits that he likes the
way his father sees things straight down the middle.
At the South Yarra house, Wayne is reading the newspaper when
Patricia comes down for breakfast. She asks Wayne why he's so
chirpy, and he replies that he's been looking at the shareprices.
He adds that he's made Patricia a very nice profit, and Patricia
replies that she's very grateful. Wayne asks her if she's given
any more thought to his idea about looking after her interests
and representing her at Ramberg, but Patricia tells him that he's
not ready for Wall Street, yet. Wayne sarcastically snaps
about everyone having a go at good old Wayne. Patricia points
out to him that he has made a mess of virtually everything
he's done, and she tells him, "One swallow does not a summer
make." She leaves the room, and Wayne walks to the 'phone.
He dials a number and Susan answers. Wayne asks her if she fancies
ruining her Sunday with him!
Sometime later, Wayne and Susan are out walking in the woods,
and Susan remarks that things can't be that bad. Wayne
says he'd just like people to give him some credit. Susan says
she doesn't really understand business, but she can see that Wayne
knows what he's talking about. Wayne says he's glad someone
thinks so! He then tells Susan that he doesn't know how she puts
up with him, sometimes!
Peter is sitting in the lounge at Martin's house when Martin
chucks him the tea towel to finish wiping the dishes. He remarks
that Patricia must be some woman if his father is going to this
much trouble to make the place tidy on a Sunday! Martin points
out that Patricia is only coming round to discuss Angela.
Peter asks if Patricia's the sort of woman who likes things neat
and tidy. Martin says there's nothing wrong with that, and Peter
replies that normally, his father's 'birds' don't care less. There's
a knock at the door and Martin goes to answer it. He invites Patricia
in and introduces her and Peter to each other. He then takes Patricia
out to the backyard. Peter stares after them.
Angela tells Rob that it's good to have him home. She asks him
about his trip, and he replies that it was long! Angela offers
him some breakfast, but he says he's already eaten. He adds that
he could go a coffee, though, and then says it's good to be home.
He tells Angela that he had a lot of thinking time, and although
he thought about Domine a lot the first day, he realised that
what happened was for the best, and she's better off with Kerry.
He then tells Angela that he really missed her, and they hug.
As Peter dives into the pool, Martin asks Patricia how John
is about things. Patricia replies that he's fine. She tells Martin
that David agreed to telling Angela the truth immediately, but
he won't be there when she's told. Martin says that's understandable.
He suggests they go and talk to their daughter straight away.
As they walk off, Patricia calls back to Peter that she'll see
him soon, and Peter replies, "Hope so." He stares after
At Susan's, Martin tells Angela that he and Patricia thought
it was best out in the open, as they didn't want her getting the
wrong idea about him after yesterday. Angela asks what John thinks,
and Martin replies that they're getting on well, and he'd like
John to come and meet his son, Peter. He suggests Rob and Angela
come to dinner tomorrow, but Angela says she doesn't think so.
She snaps that Martin can't just break this news and expect her
to accept it just like that. She tells him that she doesn't
know how he thought she'd react, but he can't expect
her to be really happy about it. Rob chips in that if that's how
his wife feels, then that's it. Patricia tells her daughter that
she didn't expect her to accept it straight away, but
Angela says she won't accept it at all. She tells Martin
and Patricia to get out. Patricia says Angela doesn't understand,
but Angela replies that it's a crazy situation and she doesn't
like it. She tells Martin that she doesn't like him and
nothing will change that.
At the South Yarra property, Wayne tells Susan that it's nice
to have the place to themselves. Susan, though, says she can't
stay any longer, as she has to get to her shift at the hospital.
Wayne thanks her for this morning, and Susan replies that she
enjoyed it. She and Wayne look at each other, and Wayne moves
forward until his lips touch Susan's. Susan quickly pulls away,
though, and, looking taken aback, she tells Wayne that it was
a shame he had to go and spoil a nice morning. She goes, leaving
Wayne looking annoyed.
John is at Jill's, on the 'phone to Martin, and he tells his
father that he did at least try. Martin explains that
he just wanted to clear the air. John asks him if he'll have another
go, but Martin says he won't. John offers to talk to his sister,
but Martin asks him not to. At that moment, Rob and Angela arrive
at Jill's, and Martin warns John not to push it. Martin hangs
up, and Peter asks him if Angela turned up. Martin just says,
"Mmm." He looks thoughtful.
Angela tells John and Jill that she doesn't want to see Martin
again. John tells her to stop badmouthing their father. He suggests
that they put the difference of opinion behind them, and they
hug. Jill says it's so nice to see a brother and sister reunited!
Martin offers Peter an orange juice, but he declines. He tells
his father that he's sorry things didn't work out as he wanted.
Martin admits that it was a disappointment. Peter asks him what
he's going to do about John and Patricia now, and Martin replies
that he hopes John will visit them and use the place if he wants.
He adds that he's sure John and Peter will get on. Peter asks
again about Patricia, but Martin just says, "What about
At the Palmer house, Angela hugs David, who says he's so happy,
and he's glad Angela feels like that. Angela tells David that,
as far as she's concerned, he'll always be her Dad. She
asks how the others took it, and David explains that Beryl's known
for some time, and is OK about it; Doug's been acting like he
doesn't know what's hit him!; and Kevin and Lynn have been fine.
He tells Angela that it's good to see someone's being
so sensible about it all.
Patricia is sitting on the settee when Wayne get in. She asks
him if he's still sulking, and Wayne snaps that she should be
used to that by now, as he's had nothing but nasty comments from
her and Gordon for the last twenty years. He then asks Patricia
if he can make a deal with her. Patricia looks surprised, but
Wayne goes on to explain that he has no job, no money and no friends.
He asks Patricia if he can look after her business affairs - just
a little bit to start with, but just something to give him a chance,
as he's fed up with things the way they are, and he just wants
a chance to prove himself. Patricia says Wayne's track record
doesn't exactly fill her with enthusiasm. Wayne immediately snaps,
"God almighty, mother, haven't you ever made any
mistakes?" Patricia looks taken aback, but she gives in,
although she warns Wayne that if he blows this chance,
he won't get another one. Wayne assures her that he won't blow
it this time.
It's late at night, and Martin is watching TV when there's a
knock at the door. He answers it to find Patricia standing there.
He invites her in and she asks if Peter's home. Martin explains
that his son is out with some mates. He offers Patricia some coffee,
but she declines. She tells Martin that she was sitting at home
thinking about the two of them when Wayne said something to her:
"Haven't you ever made any mistakes?" She explains that,
all her life, she's been organising, or calculating, and she's
never done anything on the spur of the moment or because she suddenly
felt like it. She tells Martin that she came to let him know that
she's sick of it. She says, "I know how I feel about you,"
and she and Martin kiss...