Outside, John looks at his watch, and then walks over to his
car, where he toots the horn. Jill hears this inside and tells
Fiona that John is getting impatient. Fiona asks Jill if she's
sure that's where she recognised Glen from. Jill replies
that she didn't recognise him at first, but
then it hit her - it was a couple of years ago, and a few airforce
guys turned up totally out of it and wanting a good time - if
they hadn't had so much to drink, he might have recognised her
straight away. Fiona points out that the important thing is that
he didn't. Jill says it would be embarrassing for both
Martin and John if it came out that John was married
to a pro - she knows John would start throwing punches at anybody
who made smart comments, and that wouldn't be any good for his
career. Fiona reminds Jill that John's not even in the
airforce yet, but Jill explains that it's personal as well, because
John doesn't like being reminded of her past. Fiona says John
will cope, but she admits that Martin could be a problem. She
suggests to Jill that it would be best if she told Martin,
so that he doesn't find out when everyone else already knows and
is laughing about it. She tells Jill to get in first with her
version of the story, but she also warns her not to blurt it out;
she needs to pick the right moment. She then warns her to stay
away from Glen, and Jill gratefully thanks her for her advice.
She hears the car horn again, and says she has to go. Fiona tells
her to keep her chin up. The call ends, and Jill leaves some money
by the 'phone. She picks up her bag and is just about to head
outside when John comes back in to remark on her taking her time.
Jill explains that two girls have gone off sick, so she's going
to have to go to the restaurant. John asks her if the restaurant
can't find someone else, but Jill tells him they can't. John says
Martin will be disappointed.
At their new house, Angela tells Rob that she doesn't want
Martin at the party tonight. Rob points out that it won't kill
her to be in the same room as him, but this just causes Angela
to ask her husband why he's so for it. Rob replies that he just
wants to wish John and Jill well, and Martin doesn't come into
it. Angela gives in and says she'll see Patricia after lunch.
At the South Yarra house, Patricia tells Angela that it's wonderful.
They hug, but Angela says she doesn't feel any differently about
him. Patricia says she and Martin can accept that. Angela says
she still feels like she did the first day - that Martin tried
to get rid of her and John before they were even born, and she
can't ignore that. Patricia suggests that they just let themselves
have a pleasant evening so they can show John and Jill that they're
happy for them. After a brief period of silence, Angela comments
that Patricia is really keen on Martin, and Patricia admits that,
yes, she is. She then adds that she felt so hostile towards
him after they argued the other day - but she came home and got
that 'feeling' in her stomach; she had to call him. She tells
Angela that it's terrible when you start acting like a schoolgirl
at her age! Angela smiles and replies that, even with
the way she feels about him, it's good to see Patricia
with someone again.
Jill has gone back to her apartment. There's suddenly a knock
on the door and she opens it to find Kevin and Peter standing
there. Jill invites them in and offers them a drink. They both
go for orange juice. Jill tells Kevin that she's sorry about what
happened, but Kevin just says, "Yeah." Noticing that
the two of them are carrying their bags, Jill asks Kevin and Peter
why they haven't been home yet. In reply, Kevin says he has a
favour to ask: can Jill put him up for a couple of days, as he
can't face going through the third degree, yet. Jill tells Kevin
that she'd love to, but she can't, as she already has Paul Sheppard
staying. Kevin says he'll just have to put up with going home,
then, but Peter tells him that he doesn't have to...
At the Healy property, Peter asks his father if Kevin can stay
for a couple of days, as he doesn't feel up to facing his family
yet. Martin says that's OK, and Kevin thanks him. Martin tells
him to use the spare room, and Kevin goes to put his gear in there.
When the father and son are alone, Peter, noticing the expression
on Martin's face, asks what's wrong. Martin explains about David
turning up to let him have Kevin's air fare, adding that he wouldn't
be pleased if he found out Kevin was staying there. He
asks Peter to try and persuade Kevin to return home as soon as
possible, as he wants to stay on-side with the Palmers because
he had a breakthrough with Angela, and he doesn't want it jeopardised.
At the Palmer house, Doug is sitting at the kitchen table, talking
about how they could set up a hydroponic area in the garden, but
David, who is also sitting at the table, snaps that he's trying
to do the books, and he wants to get them finished before tea.
Doug says he's sorry. He stays silent for a few seconds, but then
remarks on how quiet it is without Lynn and Davey there, and with
Beryl at work and Kevin up north. He adds that he thinks Kevin
should have come home straight away, as families need to stick
together at times like this. David tells his father that Kevin
has had a rough time - he understands what he's going through,
as he knows how he felt when Beryl left him
- and he's twice Kevin's age. He tells Doug that they'll
need to be understanding when Kevin gets back. Doug replies that
he's not the type to put his foot in it!
At the Healys', Peter is sitting watching TV when Martin comes
in and says he's going out. He asks Peter if he and Kevin are
also going out, and Peter replies that they might. Martin then
asks him how he's getting his car home, but Peter replies that
he sold it to a tow-truck driver up north! Martin asks him how
much he got for it, and Peter tells him he got $250, adding that
the cheque is in his backpack. He also adds that the bloke got
a bargain! Martin tells Peter to close the windows if he goes
out. He then adds that he wants the air fare back out of the $250.
He goes out. Kevin emerges from having a shower and Peter suggests
to him that they go to the pub tonight, as they tend to have good
live music on Saturdays. Kevin, though, says he doesn't feel like
it. He tells Peter that he can go if he wants, but Peter
decides not to, explaining that he might run into some of his
Martin arrives at the South Yarra house and apologises for being
early. John tells him that Patricia is still getting ready, but
indicates that Jill is there, sitting on the settee in the lounge.
He then tells Martin that he's been looking forward to tonight,
and he adds that it's beaut that Angela's agreed to come. He offers
drinks, and Martin says he'll have a beer. Jill asks for something
soft. Martin sits down, and Jill tells him that she'd like to
have a talk to him, although now's not the right time. She suggests
tomorrow morning, and Martin tells her that he'll come over to
her place after he's been for a run with John. He asks her if
it's serious, but Jill says she'll tell him tomorrow.
Peter is on the 'phone, and tells the person at the other end
that he'll see them tomorrow at 11am. He hangs up and tells Kevin
that that was one of his ex-girlfriends - Sharon - and she, and
her friend, Cathy, are coming over tomorrow. He tells Kevin that
he'll like them. Kevin points out that a few minutes ago, Peter
was trying to get him to go home tomorrow, but Peter
tells him that a couple of extra hours won't hurt! Kevin says
he's been feeling a bit guilty about not letting his folks know
he's home. Peter tells him to stop chopping and changing! Kevin
gives in, and accepts that he'll probably have fun.
Martin asks Patricia where Wayne is, and she replies that he's
away on business in Sydney. There's a buzz on the doorbell and
Patricia goes to answer it. John asks Jill if she'd like a stronger
drink, but Jill jokes that he's trying to get her tiddly before
the evening's even started! The new arrivals are Rob
and Angela, and Rob is carrying a bottle of champagne, which he
immediately starts to open. Martin says hello to both of them,
but Angela remains silent. Rob pours the drink and Jill gives
in and has some. Patricia asks Martin if he can do the honours,
and so he proposes a toast to John and Jill and a great future
- John's new career in the airforce, and Jill as the model pilot's
wife. John and Jill glance at each other, and Jill looks nervous.
The next morning, Rob gets home after joining John and Martin
for a run, and he hugs Angela and tells her he feels great! They
sit down on the old chairs they borrowed from the Palmers, and
Rob asks when they're going to get some furniture of their own.
Angela tells him that she's been thinking more about the coffee
shop idea, and she really wants to do it, as it'll give her something
to do while he's away. Rob points out to his wife that she doesn't
know the first thing about running a coffee shop, and
he points out that there are lots of coffee shops around already.
Angela says there's always room for one more. Rob asks about council
regulations, but Angela says they'll be OK. She tells Rob that
she wants to give it a go and do it properly. Rob agrees
to think about it, and Angela replies that that's all she was
asking. Rob suddenly realises that this was the reason Angela
was holding off on the furniture!
Martin and John get back to the South Yarra house after their
run, and John tells Martin that he almost did him. Martin replies
that he would have done if he hadn't mixed his drinks last night!
He then says he was surprised at Rob turning up, what with the
way Angela's behaving. He decides to have a shower before he heads
off to Jill's, and John remarks that it's funny his fiancée wanting
to see Martin like that. They agree, though, that she probably
just wants to talk about being an officer's wife. John tells his
father that he's sorry about Angela's behaviour last night. Martin
says he'll just have to be patient.
Paul offers Jill some more toast, but she declines. He asks
Jill to tell him if she wants him to leave, as he doesn't like
being ignored. Jill says, "God, you're hung up!"
She tells him that she's got problems of her own, and she wouldn't
have asked him to stay if she didn't want to help. Paul
replies that he just doesn't want to put her out. Jill says she'll
let him know if he is - just like she's asked him for
the place to herself this morning. She tells Paul to eat his toast
and let her worry!
Rob arrives at the Palmer house to return the chairs he and
Angela borrowed for the party. David asks if Angela enjoyed herself,
and Rob replies that he thinks she did. He asks where
Beryl is, and David says she's at the 'Trash 'N' Treasure'. They
laugh at Beryl's ability to hoard things, and Rob says he'd better
get going. As he's about to leave, he tells David that he must
be glad to have Kevin back. David replies that Kevin is still
in Surfer's, and Rob replies that he doesn't think so.
Realising he may have said the wrong thing, he says David is Kevin's
Dad, so he should know. David asks why Kevin wouldn't
be in Surfer's, and so, annoyed with himself, Rob says Kevin is
with Peter, and when he was out for a run this morning with John
and Martin, he overheard Martin say that Peter's back already.
He tells David to forget it, but David refuses to, and says there's
only one way to find out for sure. He heads out, and Rob curses
himself for putting his foot in it.
Martin listens intently as Jill tells him that she ended up
on the game, and that was how she met Glen. She goes on to explain
that she didn't want to say anything, but she thought
she should in case Glen recognised her and said something. She
adds that that was why she dipped out yesterday. Having heard
all this, Martin stands up and goes and stares out of the window.
He eventually turns to Jill and says he's glad she told him. He
tells her that it was a long time ago, and says everyone's done
things they're not proud of, even if they had a good reason at
the time. He tells Jill that, when he came in this morning, she
was the very nice girl about to marry his son, and she's still
a nice girl - nothing will change that. Jill thanks Martin, and
tells him that she thinks she's going to like having
him for a father-in-law.
At the South Yarra house, Martin yells at Patricia, asking her
why the hell she didn't tell him that Jill used to be a prostitute.
Patricia calmly replies that she didn't see any need, as Jill's
a very nice girl, and John thinks the world of her. Martin tells
Patricia that John is officer material, but he won't get very
far if everyone is sniggering behind his back. Patricia asks Martin
if he's saying it's alright to sleep with a prostitute
but not to marry one, and Martin replies, "That's
right." Patricia snaps that he's amazing. She tells him that
he doesn't give a damn about John - as long as he ends up in the
airforce as an officer so that he gets to bask in the
glory of having a son as an officer. Martin yells that that's
enough. He tells Patricia that he does care about John,
but marrying Jill won't be possible if he wants a career in the
airforce. He adds that there are hundreds of girls that would
be suitable for John, but he only gets this one chance in the
airforce - and he'll make very sure that Jill doesn't
get in the way of that...
Peter, Sharon and Cathy are messing around in the Healys' swimming
pool, but Kevin is sitting on the diving board, refusing to participate.
He is eventually persuaded, though, and slips into the water.
David pulls up outside the front of the house, and is about to
walk up to the front door when he hears a playful scream, and
decides to head round the back to see what's going on. Masked
by trees, David watches as Kevin and Cathy stand on the side of
the pool talking and laughing... He then walks away, looking annoyed.
Patricia tells Martin that she knows he's angry, but there's
no point in interfering, as the kids either won't listen or they'll
turn against him - and she's the voice of experience.
Martin says he'd normally agree, but it's different this time.
He tells Patricia that he doesn't know how he'll bust
them up, but he'll think of something. Patricia says
the best way is to lay it on the line, and make John choose between
Jill or the airforce. Martin snaps that he's not a fool - he knows
she doesn't want John in the airforce, and if he was
forced to make a choice now, he'd choose Jill. He tells Patricia,
"Don't ever treat me like a fool again. I'll handle it in
my own way, and if you do anything to stop me, it'll be the finish
of us for starters..."