Kevin reads the note and then screws it up. He says Lynn can't
just take Davey like that, and he asks his parents what he should
do. David tells Kevin that he'll just have to wait. Kevin says
he's not going to let her take Davey. Beryl points out that Lynn
said in the note that she'd call tonight. Kevin says he can't
wait that long, though, and he points out that they'd talked
for the last three days. He storms out.
Jill is getting ready to go out when there's a knock at the
door, and she opens it to find Peter standing there with a bottle
of wine. Jill explains that she can't stay, but Peter says he'll
come in anyway! Jill tells him that John will be there soon, and
so Peter says he'll be able to help them polish the wine off!
He then tells Jill that he's not trying to take her from John,
adding that John is a lucky bloke. He asks how John is getting
on in the airforce, and Jill replies that he has a whole lot of
exams coming up. There's another knock at the door, and Peter
answers it to find Kevin standing there. He comes in and says
he's looking for John. Jill explains that he's not there yet.
She then says she's going to have a shower, and she heads to the
bathroom, leaving Peter and Kevin alone. Peter tells Kevin to
take a seat and asks him if he's having more wife troubles. In
reply, Kevin says he has to get some money fast, as he has to
get to Surfer's in a hurry. Peter asks him why, and Kevin tells
him about Lynn taking off with Davey. He adds that he was hoping
to tap John for a loan so he could fly up there. Peter suggests
to Kevin that he ask his parents, but Kevin replies that David
has trouble just paying the bills. Peter then asks Kevin
if he has enough money for petrol. Kevin says he has, and so Peter
tells him that he has his wheels, so why don't
they just take off? Kevin says, "You're kidding!"
When Kevin gets home, David asks him where he's been, and Kevin
replies that he went for a bike ride. He asks if Lynn rang, and
David confirms that she did, and was sorry to have missed him.
Kevin then asks if she left a contact number or an address, but
David says she didn't. He adds that she sounded somewhat nervous,
and said she'd call back in the morning. David asks Kevin if he
wants some tea, but Kevin declines, and heads out the back door.
Jill tells John that they're 15 minutes late, but John says
he's sure the table will have been held for them. They both agree
that Peter and Kevin can be very annoying, and Jill jokingly tells
John that his brothers take after him! They go out.
David is asleep in front of the television when Kevin creeps
along the hall towards the front door, carrying a bag. He opens
the door and steps out into the darkness. He puts his bag down
on the path and then goes back inside, quietly closing the door
again. He then wanders into the lounge where he disturbs his father
to say that he thinks he's ready to have some tea now. David switches
off the television and says it's a load of rubbish! He joins Kevin
in the kitchen, and they suddenly hear a vehicle pull up outside,
loudly. David says it sounds like Nelson's old bomb, but Kevin
says he doubts it, adding that it sounds more like the Thompsons'
car. David says he'll just put the milk money on the doorstep
and then go to bed. Kevin hurriedly offers to do it for him, and
David lets him. He heads off to bed, and Kevin picks up the money
on the worktop. He goes into the lounge, takes an envelope out
of a drawer and puts the money in. He is about to head out into
the hall when David wanders past, on his way into the bathroom,
so he darts to hide behind the wall of the lounge. When he's sure
the coast is clear, he goes outside. He puts the milk money on
the side, picks up his bag and heads down the path.
The next morning, Beryl surfaces and David asks her what she's
doing up so early. Beryl replies that she didn't want to miss
Lynn's call. She asks if Kevin's around, but David says he's still
in bed. There's a sudden impatient knocking at the door, and David
goes to open it. The knocking continues, and David snaps, "Hold
your horses." When he opens the door, he finds Martin Healy
standing there, and he asks him what he wants. Martin tells him
that there's something he should know. At that moment, Beryl rushes
to the door, holding out a note, which she says is from Kevin.
Martin explains that he got one from Peter, too. David asks what's
going on. Beryl tells Martin that he'd better come in so they
can talk about it.
A short while later, David snaps about Kevin being a stupid
damn kid. He adds that it must be Peter's fault, as Kevin would
never just run off like that. Martin defends his son, though,
and David concedes that it must have been a joint idea. He adds
that the two lads hardly know each other, but Martin
explains that, according to Peter, they've been hanging around
together for a couple of days. Beryl anxiously asks what they're
going to do, and Martin replies that they should just let the
two of them get on with it. Beryl exclaims that they're only 18,
but Martin says Peter can look after himself. Beryl tells
him that, from what she's heard, they'll be lucky if
the car even makes it. Martin replies that if it doesn't,
then they'll call, and he tells her that there's nothing to worry
about. He then says he has to get to work. He tells David and
Beryl that he's sorry Kevin and Lynn are having problems, and
he hopes it's sorted out. When Martin has gone, David snaps, "As
if he cares." He tells Beryl that Kevin deserves
a thick ear. Beryl says she's just worried he's alright.
Peter is driving his old bomb along the highway with Kevin in
the passenger seat and the stereo blasting away. Kevin says he's
worried about the radiator overheating, but Peter tells him they
can fill it up at the next stop.
At Jill's, Jill tells John that if she'd known what Kevin and
Peter were up to last night, she'd have tried to stop them. John
asks how David and Beryl took it, and Martin asks him if they
always get that het-up. He then remarks that it's a funny thing
for Lynn to do, but Jill points out that there are two sides to
every story. Martin says he thinks Kevin's doing the right thing.
John says he never thought Lynn would do anything like this. Martin
tells him that a lot of marriages fall apart in the airforce,
although he adds that there are a lot of happy marriages,
as well. He warns John, though, that it can be hard on your wife,
so it's important to find the right woman. Jill is listening to
this conversation from the kitchen, and she begins to look increasingly
worried. When Martin tells John that he's a long way from marriage
yet, Jill looks even more upset.
At Dural, Fiona tells Gordon that she hopes Richard Coleman
can handle the job. She then thanks him for letting her
stay overnight, as she wouldn't have liked to have been picked
for a random breath test. Rosie comes downstairs, and Fiona asks
her if she's busy today, as her horse is running, and she'd like
Rosie to be there. Rosie says she's too busy to go gallivanting
about, but Gordon tells her that there's nothing that can't wait.
Rosie asks him if he's sure, and Gordon replies, "Of course."
Rosie says she'll have to go and get changed. She asks if Barbara
will be alright, and Gordon assures her that Wendy will be able
to manage. He asks Rosie not to mention this to Barbara, though,
as he doesn't want her to feel she's missing out.
Jill calls at Rob and Angela's new place, and remarks to Angela
about it being some place to buy! Susan says she has to get going,
as she wants to get home and see if there's any more news on her
transfer. Angela asks Jill if she's heard about Kevin and Lynn,
and Jill says it's awful. Angela tells Susan that she's
had experience of being separated from her husband, and says Lynn
will soon find out what it's like. Susan leaves, and Angela asks
Jill what she thinks of the place. Jill says it's nice. She asks
Angela when she's going to get some furniture, and Angela replies
that she's going to go out today. Jill asks her if she'd
like some company. Sensing problems, Angela asks her if there's
something wrong, and Jill replies that it's John - she thinks
he's going to change when he's in the airforce because of what
Martin said. Angela asks what he said, and Jill tells
her that she wants to marry John, but after what Martin said,
she can't see it happening, as what he said made sense. Angela
assures Jill that John wouldn't split up with her because of the
job. Jill points out that Kevin would have said that
two days ago...
Peter and Kevin are still driving along with the stereo blasting
away when Peter suddenly spots a very attractive female hitchhiker
thumbing for a lift at the side of the road. He hurriedly pulls
over and asks her if she's going far. Kevin gets out to give her
a hand. As he stands by the car, though, he looks down and notices
a flat tyre at the rear on the passenger side. He tells Peter
to get out of the car and come and have a look. Peter does that,
and on seeing the flat tyre, jokes, "Far out!" He asks
the girl if she'll give him a hand, but she says, "No way!"
Kevin gets the spare tyre from the boot, but doesn't look impressed
at its quality, either. They are about to start changing
the tyre when Kevin looks up and sees the girl is back at the
roadside. Another car pulls up and she gets in. Peter jokes that
she doesn't know what she missed out on!
Fiona tells Barbara that her life will soon be back to normal,
and Barbara says she hopes so. She adds that, with all the time
Gordon is spending with her, she hopes the business isn't suffering.
Fiona looks slightly guilty. Rosie comes in and Barbara asks her
if she's going out. Fiona explains that she's going out with Rosie,
as 'Rosie's Hope' is running, although she adds that she's
not really in the mood. Barbara gets up to get her bag,
but, much to her annoyance, Rosie passes it to her. She struggles
to undo the catch, but eventually manages, and says that she may
not be able to go, but she can at least lay some bets.
As she hands the money over, she says she hopes to see a very
good return! Fiona says the horse's trainer is full of tips. She
and Rosie go out. Barbara sighs, and throws a cushion onto the
Peter and Kevin are speeding along again when a police car starts
following them. A short distance further on, its siren starts
sounding and the car pulls up alongside Peter's car, forcing him
to pull over. A few minutes later, the policeman sticks a 'Defective
Vehicle' sticker on Peter's windscreen, and he tells Peter and
Kevin to follow him to the nearest town, where the car can be
towed. Peter protests that they have to get to Surfer's, as Kevin's
wife is there, and she's having a baby! The policeman says Kevin
doesn't even look old enough to be married, but Kevin
snaps that he is. The policeman repeats that the car
is unroadworthy, and he suggests the two lads call their parents
from the nearest town. He also warns them that they'll be in trouble
if they try to drive the car again.
Angela and Jill arrive back at the new house, and Jill asks
Angela if she's really going to turn it into a coffee
shop. Angela replies that it's going to be a long time before
she and Rob reach the head of the queue to adopt, and she has
to do something until then. She offers Jill a cup of
coffee, but Jill says she has to go. Angela tells her she hopes
she feels better. Jill says she wishes John would tell her how
he feels, but Angela reminds her that he's a Palmer, and they'd
rather choke than express their emotions!
Beryl tells Susan that she doesn't understand why Kevin hasn't
rung, but Susan points out that he and Peter are probably still
on the road - plus they're probably scared of getting a blasting!
Beryl asks David if they can't call Martin, but David snaps that
Martin said he'd ring if he heard anything. Susan goes
into the kitchen to put the kettle on. Beryl pleads again with
David to swallow his pride, but David refuses.
John is staring out of the window at Jill's when she arrives
home. She remarks that she didn't expect to see him so early,
and adds that she had a terrific day with Angela. John tells her
that he has to talk. As he indicates that he'd like her to sit
down, Jill looks really worried. He asks her if she remembers
the talk this morning with Martin, about marriage and the airforce.
Jill unhappily agrees that she does. John explains that
the talk got him thinking, and this afternoon, he made a decision.
Jill starts to say she'll understand, but John interrupts and
says, "I want you to marry me." He takes a small case
from his pocket, and opens it to reveal a ring. He hands the case
to Jill, who looks at it in bewilderment. John says, "I hope
you like it." As Jill stares at the ring, John asks her,
"Will you?" A broad smile suddenly crosses Jill's face,
and she says, "Yes!" She and John hug and kiss excitedly.