Patricia explains to Wayne that James told her years ago. She
adds that she can't wait to see how Paul will react. Wayne says
it's too good to be true. Patricia tells him that, once he's passed
the news on, Paul will be out of Ramberg like a shot...
At Martin's house, Martin tells Peter that Patricia will never
fall for it! There's a knock at the door, and Martin answers it
and invites Patricia in. He tells her that Peter is their cook
tonight. A short while later, Martin, Patricia, John and Peter
are all seated round the table, and Peter invites Patricia to
try some snails, explaining that he picked them from the garden,
and adding that they're a real delicacy. Patricia remarks that
Peter has very sophisticated tastes, and she invites him
to try one first. Realising his joke has backfired, Peter picks
up a snail and appears to put it in his mouth. A cruching sound
is heard, but Peter then reveals that he has a pack of lollies
in his hand, which he used to make the noise! John picks up the
snails to get rid of them, and while he's up, Peter tells him
to take off his jacket, as he's not in the airforce yet.
Martin offers Patricia some wine, and Peter tells her about the
sauces for the meal - sweet-and-sour, black bean and chile. Patricia
looks impressed, and says she likes spicy food.
Barbara tells Wendy and Paul that the hospital is very good
at making food bland, adding that she's had to put up with it
for four days. Wendy jokes about her mother complaining
again! Barbara says she hates just lying there, and she moans
about not being able to move her arm, either. Wendy tells her
mother that she's doing very well, but Barbara says she's just
a sook! Paul and Wendy announce that it's time they have to leave.
At Dural, Wendy tells Paul that she can't believe she bossed
her mother around! She adds, though, that she's got a lot to make
up for. Paul tells her that Barbara and Gordon understand, but
Wendy replies that that's not what she means. Paul asks her to
tell him, and so Wendy asks him if he remembers Drew Stafford
- the photographer at Lynn's photoshoot - and how he said he hadn't
seen much of her work lately. Paul recalls the occasion, and Wendy
tells him that Drew couldn't remember any recent work because
there hasn't been any. She goes on to explain
that she used to get up in the morning with ideas of things to
do, and she made lists and plans, but always ended up going to
bed without having done anything. She says it was punishment for
her not turning up at her father's funeral. She tells Paul that
she was going to come back to Australia when Roland died, but
a great assignment came up. She quietly adds that her father was
wonderful to her, and she did a lousy job of showing up for him.
Paul says funerals are tough to go through, but Wendy points out
that Barbara managed. She tells Paul that her
mother needs her now, and she's going to be there for her. Paul
hugs her. Wendy says she's been wanting to talk about this ever
since she came back from America. She then tells Paul that she
doesn't feel like going home tonight. Paul asks her what she wants
to do, and Wendy suggests they go out to Paul's yacht and go for
a sail. Paul says, "Whatever you want." Wendy says she's
glad she told him, and Paul replies, "So am I." They
Early the next morning, as Paul clambers on-shore from the yacht,
he calls to Wendy, "You and your crazy ideas!" Wendy
replies that she thought it was fun, drifting around all night.
Paul tells her that she's a bad influence, but he adds that he
had a terrific time! Wendy says she did, too. She suggests they
get some food, and Paul tells her that she can buy him a hamburger
with the lot! Wendy jokes, "Talk about romantic!"
Rosie is clearing the breakfast table at Dural when the 'phone
rings. The caller is Wayne, who says, "Guess who's in town?!"
Rosie is overjoyed to hear from him, and asks him why he's there.
Wayne explains that he's come to see Paul. Rosie explains that
Paul has been out all night, and so Wayne says he'll come over
and wait. He asks Rosie to tell Paul - when he comes in - to wait
until he arrives.
Patricia picks up some leaflets on the table at the South Yarra
house and asks John if Martin is spreading his propaganda. John
replies that Martin has offered him free flying lessons. Patricia
looks surprised as John goes on to tell her that he's been feeling
down for some time now, and he's come to the conclusion that he's
not the executive type. Patricia tells him that he's doing so
well at Ramberg, but John replies that the only downside he can
see to the airforce is the discipline, but everything else appeals.
Patricia tells him that it sounds as if he's made up his mind.
John says anything's better than the nine-to-five grind.
He heads out.
Paul arrives back at Dural and Rosie tells him that Wayne is
waiting to see him. He goes into the lounge where Wayne makes
a comment about him being a stop-out. He then explains that he's
not there on business, but he's there to tell Paul about something
that's not in his grandfather's official biography. Paul asks
Wayne what he means, and in reply, Wayne asks Paul where James
got the money to start Ramberg. Paul replies that he had savings
and investments. Wayne agrees, but adds that James had business
interests before he started Ramberg - and they weren't
legitimate interests. Paul tells Wayne to get on with
it, and so Wayne reveals, "Your grandfather made his money
by prostitution." Paul looks shocked, and he accuses Wayne
of lying, but Wayne tells him to check with Fiona. Paul stares
at Wayne and then tells him to get out. As he leaves, Wayne says,
"How does it feel knowing where it all came from...?"
Sometime later, Paul is out in the city with Fiona, and he asks
her to tell him that it's a pack of lies. Fiona, though, tells
him that she can't, because it's true. Paul just says, "I
see." Fiona says she knows it sounds terrible, but James
shunned that side of things in his later years. Paul tells her
not to make excuses, and he asks Fiona how she could be friends
with his grandfather. Fiona replies that she could hardly stay
away from him when she was in the same line of business.
She tells a shocked Paul that if he wants to write his grandfather
off, he'll have to write her off, as well. Paul says
this is like a bad joke - an ex-priest living off the back of
money earned from prostitution. He snaps, "Great."
John arrives at Jill's and announces that he's decided he's
going to join the airforce. He goes on to explain that he made
the decision this morning. Jill tells him that she can't wait
to see him in his uniform! She asks him if he's told Martin, but
John replies that he wanted to tell her, first. He adds
that he's got to go and face Patricia now. As he leaves, Jill
looks really happy.
Patricia tells John that he's out of his mind. John says it's
a lot better than Ramberg, but Patricia warns him that Martin
won't be there to help him. John says he wants to achieve things
by himself, and he's not getting anywhere at
Ramberg. Patricia tells John that he can't blame her for pointing
out the potential pitfalls. John says he wants to go and tell
Martin, but Patricia delays him by offering him some lunch, and
telling him that he's going to have to get used to the airforce
stodge. John tells her that Martin said airforce food is good.
Patricia agrees that it might be in the Officers' Mess. She asks
him what he'll do if he discovers he doesn't like it, but John
replies that he has a ten week training course in which to decide
that, which is plenty of time. Patricia tells him to wait and
see. She gives him his food, and John heads towards the front
door, explaining that he's going to go and see Martin to get the
application form. He leaves, and Patricia stands by the table,
looking thoughtful. She suddenly appears to have an idea, and
goes to the 'phone. She dials a number, and the woman who answers
says, "Defence Centre." Patricia asks to speak to Group
Captain Healy, but is told that he's not there. She declines to
leave a message and hangs up. She goes back to the table, where
she picks up her keys and hurries out of the house.
At Jill's, Angela tells Jill that she's suprised Patricia didn't
go off the boil. Jill asks her why she thinks this, and
Angela replies that the airforce isn't exactly classy.
There's a knock at the door, and Angela opens it to find Patricia
herself standing there. She immediately says, "Isn't it wonderful
news about John!" Angela looks surprised! Jill tells Patricia
about what Angela was saying, but Patricia replies that John is
really enthusiastic. Angela tells her mother that it's good to
see she's so understanding. She leaves, and Patricia immediately
tells Jill that John's really going to miss her when he's spending
his weeks at the base. Jill says she'll feel the same about him,
but as long as he's happy... Patricia asks Jill if she'll be able
to get the weekends off, but Jill replies that they have to take
it in turns to work at weekends, as noone really wants to. Patricia
tells her that at least she and John will be able to see each
other for a bit of the weekend, then. Looking increasingly
uncertain, Jill says she'll get used to not seeing him so much.
Patricia agrees that she'll miss him, too. Jill
looks quite unhappy.
Peter is busy drawing, when there's a knock at the door. He
opens it to let John and Jill in. Peter asks them for a caption
for his picture, and he then censures John for not telling him
that he had such a spunky girlfriend! John asks where Martin is,
and Peter replies that he's out by the pool. Martin is clearing
the leaves when John and Jill get outside, and John tells him
that he's doing a good job! Martin asks John why he's there, and
John says, "Got an application form?!" Martin and Peter
both tell John that he's made a great decision. Peter turns to
Jill and tells her that he'll make sure she doesn't miss John
At the hospital, Wendy and Barbara are playing cards, and Wendy
wins. Paul comes in and asks Wendy if she's ready to leave, as
he needs to talk to her. Barbara tells her daughter that they
can play again tomorrow. Wendy kisses her mother goodbye, and
she and Paul leave. Barbara tries to shuffle the pack of cards,
but ends up throwing them down impatiently. Out in the corridor,
Paul tells Wendy that he never made it to work today, as he got
some shocking news from Wayne. He suggests to Wendy that they
hit the beach.
In Melbourne, Wayne tells Patricia that Paul was knocked for
six. Patricia replies that once Fiona confirms it... Wayne asks
if she will, and Patricia replies that she's sure
of it - adding that when she does, she'll be cutting
her own throat. Wayne points out to Patricia that she won't be
popular with Gordon, but Patricia replies that there's nothing
he can do. Wayne says Gordon still has a lot of clout, but Patricia
makes it clear that she's pretty sure of herself.
As they walk along the beach, Wendy tells Paul that it was all
a long time ago, so why worry about it? Paul replies that he can't
face the idea of living off money that was earned that way. Wendy
reiterates that it was a long time ago, and the money's straight
now, but Paul replies that he feels strongly about this,
and he's not going to compromise his principles. He then reveals
to Wendy about his being in a seminary before he went to America,
and he tells her about his grandfather not liking it and telling
him to go and bum around. He says he should never have listened
to him. Wendy, half-laughing, tells Paul that she can't really
see him as a priest. Annoyed at this reaction, Paul snaps that
he should never have told her. He storms off, but Wendy goes after
him and tells him that he expects too much of people. She adds
that if he can't let this rest, then maybe he'd be better
off in a monastery. Paul snaps, "Yeah, maybe I would."
He walks off again, leaving Wendy looking annoyed.