At the Palmer house, Beryl tells John and Jill that it's the
best news she's heard for ages - but it's not as if they
weren't expecting it! Jill replies that that's more than
she was! Susan hugs her and kisses John. Beryl suggests
that they should open the champagne that John brought. John suggests
that they should wait for David, but Beryl explains that he's
next door with Victor. Jill shows Beryl the ring, and Beryl says
it's lovely. John offers to give Beryl a hand opening the champagne,
and they go into the kitchen, where Beryl tells John that she's
really pleased. John replies that he's pleased for himself.
Beryl also thanks John for coming and telling her and David first,
as they've been feeling second-best lately. John tells Beryl that
he loves Patricia, and Martin's a good bloke, but he thinks of
her and David as his Mum and Dad. They hug.
Wayne is playing a Donkey Kong-type handheld computer game,
but Patricia asks him if he hasn't got anything better
to do. Wayne replies that it's fun, and a good way to relax. He
tells Patricia that she's not going to be much fun until
all the Ramberg business is sorted out. There's a knock
at the door, and Patricia tells Wayne to say she's out. Wayne
goes and answers the door, and finds Martin standing there. He
explains that Patricia's not in, and Martin asks when she'll be
back. Wayne says he doesn't know. Patricia suddenly calls out
to tell Wayne that it's OK for Martin to come in. Martin goes
into the lounge and asks Patricia if she's screening her visitors
now. Patricia replies that she didn't want to see just anyone.
She tells Wayne to take his game elsewhere, and he duly goes upstairs.
When he's gone, Patricia tells Martin that Wayne has been getting
on her nerves. Martin says he's been expecting a call, but Patricia
explains that she's been snowed under. She asks Martin what's
Beryl refills Susan's glass, and pours some more champagne into
her own glass, deciding to save the rest for David. Susan
says she still can't believe Kevin and Lynn left like
that. John asks Beryl if she's heard from them, and Beryl replies
that Lynn 'phoned this morning, and sounded confused. John asks
why they did it, and Beryl replies that Lynn was tired of banging
her head against a brick wall, and she decided to do something
about it - plus Kevin was being stubborn. She adds, though, that
she can't agree with Lynn taking Davey like that. She goes on
to explain that David is smoothing things over next door so that
they can still remain friends with their neighbours.
Martin bemoans the fact that David didn't want to know - again
- adding that he thought it was something the two of them could
pull together on. Patricia just goes, "Mmm."
Martin suggests that she could pay more attention, but Patricia
snaps that Lynn is probably better off without Kevin.
Martin says, "Nice attitude." Patricia says she doesn't
really care about a couple of kids arguing. Martin points out
that she wanted to talk about something other than work, but Patricia
says she wanted to talk about something interesting.
Martin asks, "You?" adding that that's all she ever
wants to talk about. He tells Patricia that it was she
who turned up on his doorstep that night, and that was fine, but
he's fed up with being dragged out to keep her happy when she
doesn't want to talk about Ramberg. He tells her to give him a
call when she's decided what she wants.
The next morning, Barbara is having trouble eating breakfast,
and Gordon tries to help her, but she snaps that she's OK. Changing
the subject, Gordon says he thinks they have a closet gambler
in their midst, as Rosie laid out $5 on "Rosie's Hope"
yesterday! Barbara points out that she laid out $10!
She finally manages to get some food in her mouth successfully,
and, suddenly noticing the time, asks Gordon why he's still there.
Gordon tells her that he wants to spend time with her, adding
that she should be flattered, and he tells her to leave the worrying
about Ramberg to him.
On the 'phone, Patricia tells Richard Coleman that if he has
any problems at Ramberg, he should call Gordon, as he knows what
he's talking about. She hangs up and Wayne immediately comments
that he's sure Gordon would love to hear her saying that!
He adds that he still thinks Gordon should stay on, as the company
needs him, but Patricia says a month is more than enough time
for Richard Coleman to learn the ropes. John comes in and says
he's off to see Martin to tell him about the engagement. Patricia
tells her son that she's pleased for him, as he couldn't have
picked a nicer girl. Wayne sarcastically tells John to pass on
his congratulations to Jill. John leaves, and
Wayne remarks that he didn't think Patricia would have been very
happy with John marrying an ex-prostitute. Patricia replies that
she doesn't give a damn about what Jill was, as she's a nice girl.
She adds that Jill is a lot better off with John that
she was with him. Wayne snaps, "Thanks very much."
Patricia then warns him that she doesn't want anything said in
front of Martin about this, as it's up to John and Jill to tell
him. Wayne says that, after last night, it doesn't appear that
Martin will be hurrying back, anyway. He asks Patricia if she's
going to ring Martin, but she replies that she isn't.
She then announces that she's going out. Wayne asks what he should
say if Martin calls, but Patricia says she doesn't think he will.
At Martin's house, John asks his father what he thinks, and
Martin guardedly says, "Congratulations." He adds, though,
that he's surprised at the decision after their talk yesterday.
John says he loves Jill, and there was no point in waiting. Martin
asks what if Jill doesn't take to the airforce life, but John
retorts, "What if I don't take to it?" He tells
Martin that he can see what Martin's saying is sensible, but sensible
doesn't really come into it when you're in love! Martin tells
his son that he's happy for him - plus he's pleased that a member
of his family is joining the airforce!
Peter and Kevin get out of a taxi and Kevin tells Peter that
he didn't have to tell the driver all about it! As the two of
them stand on the pavement, two sexy blondes in skimpy swimming
costumes wander past, and Peter remarks that it doesn't seem a
bad place to be! Kevin asks what they should do now, and Peter
suggests they start from the top and work down. Kevin says it'll
take ages to visit all the motels, but Peter tells him
that, if they don't find Lynn at any motels, they'll
have to try all the hotels - and if they have no luck
there, either, they'll have to call it quits. The two of them
head into the first hotel nearby.
Patricia arrives at Angela and Rob's new house to find the front
door ajar. She goes in and calls out to ask if there's anybody
there. In the lounge, Beryl says to Angela and Susan that it would
be best to be polite. Patricia comes in and sees the other women,
but Beryl says she's not staying. Susan asks Patricia how she
is, and Patricia replies, "Never better!" Angela tells
Beryl and Susan that she'll see them out, and when she rejoins
her mother, she finds her having a good look round. Patricia asks
Angela what she's doing tonight, and Angela awkwardly replies
that they're having a party. Patricia asks if it's an engagement
party, and Angela explains that it is, but it's also a farewell
party for Susan. Patricia explains that she was going to invite
Angela and Rob to join her, John and Jill for dinner, and suggests
they do it tomorrow instead. Angela asks if Martin will be there,
but Patricia says he won't. She adds that she's not having much
to do with him at the moment - and the way she feels about him
now, Angela may have had the right idea. When Angela
looks confused, Patricia explains that she and Martin aren't seeing
Outside a motel, Peter tells Kevin that there's no way - they
can't just barge in. Kevin, though, says he's not going to wait
until the shoot has finished.
On the beach, the photographer is taking photos of Lynn, encouraging
her to smile and pose in diferent positions. He takes several
shots, but is interrupted by Kevin coming over. Mrs. Collins tries
to stop him, but Kevin says he needs to talk to Lynn. Lynn sees
him, and says she can't, and Mrs. Collins tries to halt him, but
Kevin persists. Lynn snaps at him to stop it, but Kevin doesn't
care. Lynn tells him that they haven't finished yet, but Kevin
barges into the area where the photos are being taken. Lynn pleads,
"Please?" Mrs. Collins gives up, and tells
Kevin and Lynn that they can have ten minutes. The kids walk off,
and Mrs. Collins tells the crew to take a break.
In Lynn's motel room, Kevin asks his wife why she did it - why
not stay and talk? Lynn replies that she tried to, but
he wouldn't listen, and she had to do something. She
asks Kevin if he can't see that she's doing it for both
of them, but Kevin tells her that she's doing it for herself.
He adds that she's more worried about her make-up than
about them. Lynn tells Kevin that it's not too late for
him to come with her overseas, but Kevin flatly refuses. He also
tells Lynn that there's no way she's taking Davey with her. Lynn
says she's going, and that's that, and she reminds Kevin that
she has Davey at the moment, adding that there's
nothing he can do about it. Kevin warns his wife, "You're
not taking Davey with you."
A while later, Kevin joins Peter outside, and Peter asks what
happened. Kevin doesn't answer the question, but just asks Peter
if anyone here realises that the two of them are together. Peter
says he doesn't think so. Kevin says he has an idea...
Gordon arrives back at Dural with some orchids for Barbara,
who tells him that they're beautiful, and have quite made her
day. Gordon says they're meant to, and he adds that they're
also an ice-breaker. He asks Barbara to sit down, and in reply,
she asks what's wrong. Gordon tells her that he's been worried
about how she'd take this, so he's been making sure noone's said
anything, but he didn't want her finding out accidentally. He
then reveals about his tendering his resignation from Ramberg.
Barbara asks why he did it, and Gordon explains about Patricia
buying up Paul's shares. He tells Barbara that it's a long story,
but Barbara reminds him that she's not going anywhere! She adds
that, after all he's putting up with with her there to
look after, she doesn't mind that he's resigned, and is just happy
to be there. They kiss.
Patricia is back at the South Yarra house. She picks up Wayne's
Donkey Kong game, looks at it, and then puts it down again. Wayne
comes in and says he's off to see Richard Coleman. Patricia asks
him to make sure Coleman's not doing anything stupid. He goes.
Patricia lights a cigarette, and wanders round the lounge, looking
thoughtful. She takes a drag on the cigarette, exhales and then
stubs it out. She quickly walks to the 'phone and dials a number.
It's Martin who answers. Patricia reminds him that he told her
not to contact him until she decided what came first, and then
goes onto say that she's come up with an answer: "You."
On the beach at Surfer's Paradise, Peter casually wanders over
to where a nanny is looking after Davey, who's in his pram. He
starts talking to her, pretending to admire Davey, and the nanny
explains that she's only just qualified, and this is her first
job. At that moment, Mrs. Collins walks over and tells the nanny
that Lynn's nearly finished, and will want Davey's formula ready.
When she's gone again, Peter remarks to the nanny that Mrs. Collins
seems to like giving orders. The nanny resignedly says, "She's
the boss!" She then asks Peter to look after Davey
while she prepares the formula. Unable to believe his luck, Peter
smiles and says, "No worries!" When the nanny has disappeared,
Peter tells Davey, "Going for a walk, little fella."
A short distance away, Kevin is sitting at a table outside a
café, when Peter joins him with Davey. Kevin picks his
son up and tells him that he's going with his Dad. Peter points
out to Kevin that, although he may be Davey's Dad, this is still
kidnapping. Kevin replies that, if they're going to arrest him,
they're going to have to catch him, first...