Patricia is at the hospital, looking incredulous
and saying she doesn't believe it! She hugs her daughter,
who says she's sure the doctors have got her mixed up with someone
else! Patricia says she thinks she's going to get all weepy! She
continues that the doctor didn't tell her why Angela was there;
she thought she would be all smothered in bandages! Angela assures
her mother that she's fine - just a bit bruised. Patricia asks
if this is the first that Angela knew about it, and Angela replies
that she had no reason to suspect anything else - the
doctor told her it was a one-in-a-million chance. Patricia then
asks when she'll get to meet her grandchild, and Angela says it'll
be January. She adds that she can't imagine Patricia as a grandmother!
Patricia looks ecstatic and says she can; she loves it
already! She then asks where Rob is, and Angela explains
that he's on a trip. Patricia asks if that means he doesn't know,
but Angela says she'll ring him later. Patricia says she'll go
to get him, but Angela repeats that she'll ring him.
Patricia points out that it's not something you can say over the
'phone, and she repeats that she'll go and get him. She picks
up her bag and starts to go. As she leaves the room, she looks
round at Angela, happily. She tells her daughter that, after their
argument last night, she felt... Angela says she knows; she's
sorry. Patricia asks if the baby changes all that. Angela
replies that she loves Paul, but Rob and the baby do come first.
Patricia looks relieved, and she goes. Angela looks happy.
Angela is packing her bag when Rob arrives. He immediately
asks why she didn't call the depot - he thought she'd had an accident.
Angela replies that she's OK - she just fainted on the stairs
and hit her head when she fell. Rob asks about the tests the doctors
carried out, and Angela replies that there were tests,
and there's something they need to talk about: they've got to
decide whether their child's going to be a waitress at the coffee
shop, or a ballerina, prime minister...! Rob, realising what Angela's
implying, cries, "You're kidding!" Angela says,
"No!" Rob asks, "But how?! The doctor
said you'd never have kids." Angela replies that he was wrong!
Rob hugs her, happily, and asks how it happened. Angela tells
him that the doctor said that sometimes there are flukes, and
their baby is one of them. Rob ecstatically repeats that he doesn't
believe it! He then asks Angela what she's doing out
of bed, and she replies that she's going home. Rob, looking concerned,
asks her if she's sure she's alright. Angela replies that the
doctor told her to go and see her gynaecologist, but as far as
he's concerned, she's 100% fit. She takes Rob's hand.
Rob says he doesn't want to go home, and he asks Angela if she's
told David and Beryl. Angela, looking slightly nervous for a moment,
says she hasn't yet. Rob says they can go over there and pick
up some bubbly on the way! Angela smiles. Rob says he can't wait
to see the look on their faces! They go.
There's a a knock on the door at Jill's apartment
in Melbourne. Paul answers it to find Patricia standing there.
She asks him if he's surprised to see her back so soon. Paul coldly
asks her what she wants, and Patricia sarcastically says a cup
of coffee would be nice! Paul ignores this, and asks Patricia
what she's there for. In reply, Patricia asks Paul if he's going
out today. Paul says he isn't. Patricia continues that Angela
might be calling in - she's got some news. Paul asks, "What
is it?" but Patricia nastily tells him that she wouldn't
want to spoil the surprise. Paul suggests that he could always
ring her at home, but Patricia tells him that she won't be there;
he'll just have to be patient. Seeing the expression on his face,
she tells him not to look so worried - the news is good.
Paul asks, "Who for?" Patricia replies, "Everyone
except you..." Paul angrily snaps at her to either
tell him or get out. Patricia smiles and says it looks like she's
not going to get her cup of coffee. She then tells Paul to stay
at home just to be on the safe side. Paul asks if Rob has found
out about them, but Patricia smiles nastily and says, "No
- it's much better than that..."
Charlie, Brian and Jill are outside Dural, and Charlie
has her arm through Brian's. She asks what happens if Rosie's
Hope wins: does the crowd carry Brian on their shoulders?! Brian
replies that the jockey gets all the honours - he just
gets to wipe the sweat off the horse! Charlie comments
that nobody appreciates talent anymore - if he was a bullfighter,
he'd have ladies throwing roses at his feet! She then reminds
both Brian and Jill that they're coming to her place tonight for
drinks - to celebrate victory in style. Jill asks who
says there'll be a victory?! She and Brian get in their car and
drive off. As they go, Wayne walks over to Charlie and asks how
it's going. Charlie replies, "Slowly but surely..."
She adds that she's going to persevere with that one - Irishmen
are so cute - especially northerners. Wayne smiles and
Charlie laughs. They start to walk to the house, and Charlie continues
that it's no wonder Brian emigrated; she got as far as
the borders on her last visit, and some dreadful soldiers searched
her car and treated her like a criminal; she was livid.
She continues that it must be harrowing to actually live
there. Wayne suddenly appears to think of something, and says,
"Of course..." Charlie asks him what he means,
but Wayne says it's nothing - something he just thought of. The
go inside, where Charlie asks what's going on. Wayne says he'll
tells her all about it later. He starts to put his jacket on,
but Charlie tells him that he's not going anywhere until he's
given her the dirt. She adds that, after the way she helped him
the other day, she thinks she deserves it. Wayne gives
in, but tells Charlie that if she says a word to anyone...
Charlie indignantly tells Wayne that she's the trustworthy type.
Wayne still asks if they can put it off, and Charlie cries that
that's not fair! The 'phone starts ringing, and Wayne
goes to answer it, but it then stops, and Charlie remarks that
it looks like Gordon got to it first. She adds, "So...?"
Wayne replies, "Brian and Jill are getting married."
Charlie looks shocked and she cries, "Now you tell
me!" She asks him when he found out, and he replies that
it was the other day - he saw the marriage licence, but he's only
just figured out why: he's marrying her to stay in the
country. Charlie asks if that isn't against the law, and Wayne
says it certainly is. Charlie asks how Jill can marry
Brian when she's supposed to be marrying John.
Wayne replies that Patricia told him that Jill has a hang-up about
wrecking John's career - she thinks she isn't good enough for
him - so when he gets home and finds her already married, there's
not a lot he can do about it. Charlie remarks that it's
a bit drastic. Wayne says it's obviously a big hang-up!
Charlie says she hopes Wayne tried to talk Jill out of
it. Wayne, though, points out that he's not supposed to know.
Charlie says John will be absolutely shattered. Wayne
sarcastically says, "Pity..." He then reminds Charlie
about what he said about her keeping out of it. Charlie agrees,
but says she just wishes she'd got to Brian first; she
could have proposed and then everybody would have been
Rob and David are sitting in the lounge room at
the Palmers'. Angela is talking on the 'phone, and has her back
to them. Rob tells Doug that there's plenty of time to think about
a name. David suggests 'Rob junior'! Doug chips in that
a good strong name is 'Douglas'! Beryl asks what about if it's
a girl. Doug says it won't be - they have boys
in their family: David, Kevin, Davey... Rob chips in
that Beryl was the only girl in their bunch. Beryl jokes
that it was her and five brothers! Doug then says 'Rosie' is a
nice name for girl! David says he thinks Doug is biased!
Rob says he's always liked 'Megan'. David says, "Megan Keegan?!"
Rob suddenly realises how bad that sounds! Angela comes off the
'phone and says,"Poor kid!" She continues that Gordon
offers his congratulations; he wanted to fly down, but she told
him it wasn't worth it. Rob agrees that there's no point 'til
after the baby's born. Angela laughs that that wouldn't stop him!
Patricia arrives at the hospital with some presents
for Angela, but her daughter isn't there; instead, there's a nurse
making up the empty bed. Patricia asks if Angela has gone,
and the nurse replies that she left earlier. Patricia says she'll
catch her at home, but the nurse says she wasn't going
home. She explains that she was on the desk when they left, and
Mr. Keegan said they were going to celebrate with relatives. Patricia
looks disappointed. She tells the nurse that this will be her
first grandchild. The nurse congratulates her and says she doesn't
look old enough! She then suggests that Patricia might
be the relatives Rob and Angela have gone to visit, but Patricia
sadly says shd doesn't think so. She apologises for disturbing
the nurse, and goes.
At the Palmers', Rob offers up $5 to put on Rosie's
hope. Doug asks him where his punter's instinct is! Rob ups it
to $10! In the kitchen, Angela asks Beryl if she needs any help.
Beryl snaps, "No, thankyou." Angela, looking upset,
tells Beryl that she wishes she'd talk to her. Beryl
curtly asks what about. Angela replies that she's not going to
see Paul again. Beryl asks her how she'll manage that.
Angela says he'll undestand; it wouldn't be right. Beryl
asks, "When was it ever right?" Angela says,
"When people weren't poking their noses in."
Beryl angrily pushes a plate of sandwiches towards her and asks
her to take them in. Angela remains where she is. She tells Beryl
that she's sorry - she didn't mean it like that; she still loves
him, but she's giving him up. Beryl asks if he knows about the
baby, but Angela says, "Not yet - I'll tell him tonight."
Beryl asks Angela if the baby is important to her. Angela replies
that of course it is - it means more to her than anything.
Beryl advises her that she should tell Paul that, then
- tell him that she wants a baby born into a happy home, and maybe
after while, she'll start believing it herself...
Fiona gets out of the car at Dural and exclaims,
"She won!" Gordon smiles and says he's pleased
- it's fantastic! He congratulates Bert, but Bert just sourly
says, "Thanks." Tommy, who's with them, excitedly says
he won $10! Jill chips in that Gordon should have seen Bert's
face when Rosie's Hope won: his mouth dropped open! Gordon says
they all knew she'd come through! Bert is getting Fiona's bag
out of the car, but Brian tells him to leave it; he'll bring it
into the flat later. Bert, though, snaps that he'll do it. He
picks it up and heads inside. Gordon offers everyone drinks, and
Fiona laughs that she thought he'd never ask! Brian turns to her
and asks if Bert's alright. Fiona says he was very tired in the
car. Jill suggests that he's just tired from the excitement. Fiona
says she wishes Tommy was; he's having a second wind!
Jill asks Brian if he's coming in, but he replies that
he'll just have a talk to Bert. He walks off and quickly catches
up with the trainer. He asks him if he's alright. Bert snaps that
Brian gave him a start. Brian takes out some Polaroid photos of
Bert and Rosie's Hope. Bert, though, snaps that he doesn't want
to see them. He continues that he had nothing to do with the win
today; Brian did all the work. Looking surprised, Brian
points out that they have a partnership. Bert says it's
a bit one-sided if you ask him. Brian says that's not
true, but Bert rants that the moment he goes away and
Brian takes over, Rosie's Hope wins her first race. Brian points
out that Bert was only away for three days; he's not talking sense.
He adds that it's teamwork - they do things together.
Bert, though, says, "Not anymore - I'm going to quit."
Brian asks, "Why would you do that?" Bert replies
that he's a failure; after today, it won't take long for Fiona
to catch on, and he's seen what she thinks of con artists. Brian
tells him that he's not a con artist, but Bert replies
that he's as good as, taking the credit for Brian's work.
Brian tells Bert that he's not staying on without
him. Bert tells him not to be a fool, but Brian points out to
Bert that Fiona hired him, not Brian - they work as a
team - but he's not statying on if Bert quits. He asks Bert if
he wants to leave Fiona in the lurch. Bert says there's more to
it than that. Brian asks what that means. Bert then appears
to give in and he says he'll stay - but the first time it appears
that Fiona's catching on, that's it; he likes her too much to
have her disappointed in him - he's disappointed too many people
through the years. He walks off.
Inside, Jill says to Gordon that it's like something
out of a medical casebook; Angela must be over the moon!
Gordon says she was pretty calm compared to the Palmers! He then
tells Jill to imagine the fuss they'll make when she and John
have their first! Jill reluctantly says, "Yes..." Bert
and Brian come in and Gordon offers drinks. Bert declines. Fiona
follows them in and says she thinks they should get Tommy home.
Bert asks Tommy if he's ready to go, and Tommy says he thinks
so! Gordon tells the child that he's welcome to visit any time.
Fiona tells Tommy that all good things come to an end. They go
outside, where Tommy asks Bert if he can have his $10. Bert gives
it to him, but tells him not to tell his father. Tommy runs off,
and Bert remarks to Fiona that he's a great kid. Fiona tells Bert
that it's sad he had to ask Tommy to lie to his father; he shouldn't
have taken the kid to the track in the first place. Bert
snaps, "Come on, Fiona - you sound like Alec."
He immediately apologises, and Fiona remarks that it's not like
him to be snappy. Bert replies that he's a bit tired. He asks
if he can give Charlie's party a miss, and Fiona says she doesn't
mind. She asks Bert if he wants some company, and Bert says, "Yeah."
Tommy calls over to them to come on!
Back inside, by the bar, Jill tells Wayne that she
wishes he'd been there - it was like watching a friend winning
the Melbourne cup! Wayne says that's the trouble with being a
businessman - you can't always do what you want. Gordon suggests
they take their drinks out by the pool, and Jill says that's a
good idea. Wayne says he'll bring a bottle! Charlie, who's also
in the room, asks for something stronger. Jill gets up and goes.
Charlie says to Wayne, "Well, well, well..." Wayne asks
what that's supposed to mean, and Charlie comments that
it's all getting very pally, isn't it? She tells Wayne that she's
got him figured out. Wayne looks at her innocently as she continues
that it's no wonder he's got no sympathy with John - he wants
Jill for himself. Charlie assures him that Brian's no
threat to him - what he and Jill have got is a business
deal. She looks at Wayne and comments that he's got it all worked
out. Wayne says "Maybe..."
It's later that evening, and Bert comments to Fiona
that he feels like he hasn't slept in a week! Fiona laughs
that it hasn't been an average day! Bert remarks that Tommy had
a good time - that's the main thing. He then tells Fiona that
she should have gone to Charlie's party, but Fiona replies that
she's very happy where she is. Bert asks her if she doesn't
like parties, but Fiona replies that she'd rather celebrate
quietly with him. There's a sudden loud knocking at the
door, though, and Fiona comments that somebody has very bad timing!
The knocking continues, and Fiona goes to answer it. It's Alec,
who angrily asks if his father's there. He storms in. Fiona tries
to say, "Alec..." but Alec tells her that he's as furious
with her as he is with Bert. They go into the
lounge room, where Alec tells Bert that he can't be trusted; he's
always been the same: underhanded, irresponsible... Fiona snaps
that Alec has no right to come in there and... but Alec interrupts
her, shouting, "And you had no right to take my
son gambling." He continues that Thomas gets an
allowance of $2 a week; he teaches him to live within a budget;
anything outside of that, he earns. Bert says
he was trying to give the boy some fun, which is more
than Alec ever does. Alec snaps, "Don't tell me
how to run my family." He continues that Bert's the last
person to do that; Ruth found the money in Thomas' pocket, and
it didn't take long to get the full story. Bert asks Alec if he
beat it out of him, but Alec replies that he'd rather
be too strict than too weak; at least Thomas
respects him, which is more than he did with
Bert. Fiona tries to calm Alec down, but Alec continues
that Bert's had his chance, and he's not going to see Thomas again.
Fiona asks if that's not over-reacting, but Alec snaps that he
doesn't see that that's any of Fiona's business. He continues
that Ruth was a fool, listening to her at Woombai, so
Fiona shouldn't think she can get around him by talking to Ruth
this time. He turns back to his father and tells him that he means
it, so he's not to bother calling. He storms out. Fiona tells
Bert to go after him, but Bert says he'll never get through to
him. Fiona says Alec is being so unreasonable, but Bert
replies that his son has never stopped hating him; he's been waiting
for a chance like this and he gave it to him. Fiona says
she'll go and bring him back, but Bert snaps at her not to waste
her time; he knows Alec only too well. He continues that, the
trouble is, he can't blame him; he always screwed things
up. Fiona leaves the room to go after Alec anyway. Bert sits on
the settee, looking upset. He then looks at the drinks on the
bar. He gets up and walks over to the decanter of scotch. He puts
his hand on it and pulls it towards him. He then pours himself
a small glass. He picks the glass up, pauses, and then downs it.
He looks relieved.
Angela arrives at Jill's apartment, and Paul immediately
asks why she didn't ring him him; he's been trying to reach her
all day. Angela explains that she's been at David and
Beryl's. Paul tries to hold her, but she moves away, saying she
can only stay a minute. Paul ask what the problem is. He adds
that Patricia came round earlier to say that Angela had something
to tell him. Angela snaps that she shouldn't
have. Paul asks what the problem is. Angela looks at him and says
that, before she tells him, she wants him to know that she does
love him. Paul says, "Rob's found out." Angela
assures him that it isn't that - but they do have to stop seeing
each other. Paul asks, "Why?" Angela replies,
"I'm going to have his baby." Paul looks stunned. Angela
says it was a shock for her, too, but it's true. She asks Paul
to please be happy for her. Paul, though, says he can't believe
it: she's cutting him off as though nothing happened.
Angela cries that it's not by choice, but he's got to
understand that this is the best thing that's ever happened
to her; she always said she loved Rob, too - it's just that the
baby's made a difference; she's sure she can love two
men at once, but not if she's having one's baby. She
tells Paul that he's got to be able to see that? Paul
remains silent. Angela tells him to say something, but he remains
rooted to the spot, unable to speak. Angela then says she has
to go; she's sorry. Paul suddenly says, "When's it due?"
Angela turns round and says, "What?" Paul asks, "How
far gone are you?" Angela replies that she's about six weeks.
Paul says that's what he figured. He continues that it must have
occurred to Angela. Angela asks, "What?" Paul reminds
her that they made love for the first time six weeks ago - he
could just as easily be the father. Angela, looking horrified,
yells that it's Rob's baby; she knows it is. Paul asks
how could she know? Angela cries, "I do.
It is." She storms out and slams the door as Paul
yells, "Angela. Angela..."