Inside the house at Woombai, Fiona is on the 'phone
to the receptionist at the riding school, who tells her that Paul
and his girlfriend booked in a short time ago, and now they've
gone for a walk. Fiona snaps at the receptionist that she could
have told her. The receptionist uncertainly replies that
they assumed Fiona knew he was there. Fiona sourly remarks
that Paul conned them into keeping quiet, and the receptionist
replies that Paul said he'd contacted Fiona himself.
Fiona snaps, "I bet..." She asks the receptionist to
tell Paul when he comes back that she wants him over there immediately
- on his own. She slams the receiver down.
Jill and Beth come downstairs at Dural, and Beth
apologises to Brian - who's waiting for them in the hall - for
the delay, explaining that they couldn't get the hairdryer to
work! Jill is wearing a long pink dress, and Brian tells her that
she looks beautiful. Jill thanks him, but adds that she'd still
feel more comfortable in jeans and a shirt! Brian is wearing a
smart grey suit. He walks over to the hall table and picks up
a small posie of flowers, which he hands to his fiancée,
explaining that the immigration deptartment might twig if she
doesn't have them. Looking at the trouble Brian has gone to, Jill
tells him that he could have picked flowers from the garden,
but Brian replies that it's not the same. Jill laughs that he
thinks of everything. Brian readily agrees - and then
brings out the confetti he's arranged, as well! He hands it to
Beth. At that moment, Wayne comes downstairs and the party of
four heads off.
John is driving along, and he passes a sign pointing
the way to Dural: 36km on the Old Northern Road.
At Woombai, Fiona yells at Paul that she cannot
believe he'd bring Angela there when he knows how she
feels about the situation. Paul tries to explain that there's
a good reason, but Fiona yells that she doesn't care; she orders
Paul to pack his bags and get out. Paul yells that Angela's sick
- she's blocked out the things she doesn't want to remember. Fiona
sarcastically yells, "Oh yes, we can all conveniently forget
things when we want to." Paul, though, yells back that it's
serious, and he adds that, if Fiona would only shut up
and listen, she'd realise. He continues that
he's not talking about forgetting a few things; it's
a total memory block; he brought her there because he thought
it would be the best place for her; she's a mess.
Fiona asks if there isn't somewhere else to take her,
but Paul retorts, "Suggest a place." He points
out that Rob doesn't want to know her, she can't go to the Palmers'
because she's a witness for the prosecution... her mother would
have her, but he'll be damned if she's going back there;
Angela always enjoyed Woombai, and he thought familiar surroundings
might help her. Fiona snaps that he should have called
before coming up. Paul replies that he knows what her reaction
would have been: he wouldn't have got two words out before she
hung up in his ear; he just wanted to give Angela a couple of
days to settle down, and then he was going to write to Fiona about
it. Fiona snaps, "I see." She then continues that there's
only one way she'll agree to them both staying: if Angela moves
in there, and she looks after her. Paul retorts
that Angela has come to depend on him; in her
eyes, he's just a friend helping her out, and if he's not around,
she'll get upset. Fiona replies that Angela will just have to
get used to it, because those are her terms: Paul can stay in
the other house, but she'll decide how often he can see
Angela; it's that or nothing - she won't have Paul exploiting
the situation just to get close to her. Paul pauses for
a moment, and then reluctantly says, "OK."
Wayne brings the car round to the front of Dural,
and he opens the door for Jill to get in the back. At the same
time, Brian helps Beth into the front seat on the passenger side.
The two men also get in, and Wayne pulls away. As they head down
the drive, John's car turns from the main road and heads up
the drive. Wayne spots the approaching vehicle and stops his car,
telling Jill as he does so that she'd better get down. Jill asks
him what he's talking about, but Wayne just replies that, unless
she wants the whole thing screwed-up, she should get down. Jill
duly lowers her head so that she can't be seen. John's car pulls
up alongside Wayne's, and Wayne asks him what he's doing there.
John replies that he wants to talk to Jill, and he asks Wayne
why he didn't give her his message. Wayne tells him that Jill
hasn't been home, yet. John asks if Wayne knows when
she'll be back, but Wayne says he has no idea. He adds that the
house is locked up, so he wouldn't bother waiting, and he suggests
that John give her a ring tonight, from wherever he's staying.
John retorts that, hopefully, Jill will be staying with
him; he'll wait. He drives off up to the house, and Wayne
turns to watch him go. When the coast is clear, he tells Jill
that she can get up now. On the back seat, Brian and Jill look
at each other. Jill unhappily says, "Let's go." They
At the Palmers', Doug is on the 'phone to Rosie,
telling her that he's glad she's feeling better. Rosie happily
replies that the country air did the trick. Doug asks her when
she's coming home, but Rosie says it won't be for a while, as
Fiona called this morning, and asked her to spend a few days with
her at Woombai. Doug says that's nice, and Rosie tells him that
she's really looking foward to it. She adds that her friend is
just about to drive her over there now. She then comments
to Doug that Fiona's not her old self. Doug asks what she means,
and Rosie replies that she seems on edge. There's suddenly a knock
at the front door of the Palmer house, and Doug calls out to the
visitor to come in. He then explains to Rosie that it's Rob who's
just arrived. Rosie tells Doug to give Rob her love, and Doug
replies, "Will do!" He passes the message onto Rob as
he passes by on his way into the kitchen. In the kitchen,
he asks Beryl how she's going, and Beryl tells him that she's
keeping herself busy; she adds that it's hard, though. Rob tells
her that she'll be alright once she sees Dave. Beryl says she
hopes so; she's not looking forward to it. Having finished his
call, Doug joins them, and Beryl asks how Rosie is. Doug replies
that she sends her love and said she'll say a prayer for Beryl.
He adds that she also said that the whole idea of David being
charged is stupid - and he couldn't agree more. Beryl
goes off to get changed. Doug says to Rob that he's been thinking
about the cash problem, and he doesn't reckon it's right that
Rob foots the bill - he's the head of the house now that
David's away, and if he talks to his mate and tells him what happened,
there's a good chance of getting his money back. Rob suggests
Doug give him a ring, then, as the more they have in the kitty,
the better chance they have. Doug, though, says he isn't on the
'phone. Rob, looking bemused, says, "You're kidding!"
He adds that the bloke runs a business and he's not on the 'phone!
Doug explains that his mate is a bit eccentric - he doesn't trust
the things. Rob remarks that that's a great one to leave
money to! Doug indignantly says his mate is the salt of the earth.
Rob then tells Doug that, if his mate is just outside Brisbane,
he's got a run there in a couple of days, and Doug can come with
him if he likes; it's probably better to sort it out face-to-face.
Doug replies that he'd like to, but he can't leave Beryl
at the moment. Rob points out that she has Kevin to look after
her, and he adds that Doug will be able to do more good if he
got her more money. Doug reluctantly says he supposes so. He then
says he'll have a word with her, adding that the main thing is
not to add to her worries.
David is sitting on the bottom bunk in a dingy
cell in Pentridge when a prison officer opens the cell door and
tells him that he's got company. David stands up as a teenage
boy is ushered in. David immediately introduces himself and holds
out his hand. The boy walks in, says, "G'day," and adds
that he's taking the bottom bunk. David says, "Like hell
- first in, first served" The boy reluctantly says OK. He
then introduces himself as Tony Parker, and he sits down on the
single chair in the cell. He asks David what he's in for, and
David replies that it's murder - but he didn't do it. Tony laughs
and says that's what they all say. David insists that
it's true. He then asks Tony what he's there
for, but Tony says it's no big deal: just knocking off a TV. He
offers David a cigarette.
At the Palmers', Doug tells Beryl that he thinks
he can get some of the money back, but he'll have to go up there
to see the bloke. Beryl snaps that she was counting on
that money to help out; now she finds out it's tied up in a vegetable
garden. Doug, looking upset, asks how he was supposed to know
this would come up. Rob tells his sister that Doug can
come up to Brisbane with him. Beryl, realising she over-reacted,
apologises. Doug tells her not to worry about it, and he leaves
the room. Beryl immediately tells Rob that he's game, having Doug
as a passenger: by the time they get back, Doug will have taught
him to be a really good truckie - just like he was in
In the cell, Tony asks David to tell him about the
murder, adding that he can trust him. David is looking out of
the small window in the cell door, but he doesn't reply. Tony,
who is lying on the top bunk, says to David that, if he tells
him, he might be able to help. He adds that he thinks he's had
a bit more experience than David has. David looks round and asks
him what he means. Tony replies that he's been up on more charges
than David can poke a stick at - ever since he was eight;
he's spent more time in boys' homes in the last ten years than
he has anywhere else. David responds that he doubts Tony
can help him, and he points out that the kid is back inside again...
Tony says it won't be for long, and adds that, when you make your
living as a crim, you have to expect to spend a bit of
time inside. David points out that there are easier ways
to make a living. Tony says, "Like what?" David replies,
"Working." Tony, though, replies that working is for
mugs - his old man always made his living as
a fence, and he's doing alright. David comments that
Tony's old man is a crim too, and Tony says, "Yep."
He gets off the top bunk and he and David both sit down on the
edge of the bed at the bottom. He tells David that his Dad is
one of the best - he's only been caught a couple of times. David
comments that he's lucky, then. Tony says he's got brains
- his father used to tell him what a buzz it was when you pulled
a job and got away with it; he didn't believe him 'til he tried
it, but he was right. David asks if that's why Tony does
it. Tony replies that he couldn't do without it. The
cell door suddenly opens, and an officer comes in and tells David
that he has a visitor. David gets up and goes. Tony watches as
he does so, looking upset...
Beryl is sitting, looking through a glass partition,
as David is escorted into the room and sits down on the other
side of the glass. He picks up the 'phone used for communicating
and tells Beryl that he wondered when she'd be in. Beryl
asks him how they're treating him, but David just replies that
they treat everyone the same there. He then asks how the family
is, and Beryl tells him that they're fine, but worried. She then
tells him that she wants him to know that she believes him - honestly;
she's so sorry... but he can't blame her for what she was thinking:
Doug's gun went missing, hearing Martin had been shot... she didn't
want to believe it, but the facts were there. David says
it's OK, but Beryl continues that she feels awful...
David repeats that it's alright, and Beryl asks him if he's sure.
She then asks how things are going really, and David
admits that he nearly went off his brains before, until they put
a bloke in with him; it helps relieve the boredom. Beryl humorously
remarks that she thought he'd find the going tough -
he never was one to get stuck into a library book! David
laughs. Beryl then tells him that she's brought some things for
him: clothing, a magazine, a cake, which she's given to the guards...
David says that's good. He then asks his wife if she's heard from
John: is he getting any leave? Beryl looks down and then just
says, "Trying..." David says he's glad, as she'll need
as much help as she can get. Beryl tries to tell him that she's
alright, but David reminds her that he knows what a worrier she
is. Beryl repeats that she's alright, but tears then fill her
eyes, and she starts to break down. David, on the other side of
the glass, says he wishes so much that he could give her a hug
right now. Beryl sobs, "So do I." She then cries that
she promised herself she wouldn't let this happen - it's just
that she loves him so much. David emotionally says, "Stop
that, Curly, you'll have me going..." He takes the
'phone handset away from his ear, looking upset.
Doug is doing some gardening in the Palmers' front
garden when Rob's car pulls up and he and Beryl get out and come
up the path. Doug remarks that they didn't take long, and Rob
replies that they had a good run in the traffic. Doug asks how
David is, and Beryl tells him that he's alright. She adds that
she's glad she took those things in, though. Doug then tells Beryl
that she's got a visitor inside. Beryl asks who it is, and Doug
replies that it's Margaret Dunne. Beryl, looking surprised, asks
what she wants. Doug says, "Search me!"
Beryl then asks him why he left Margaret inside all by herself.
Doug replies that he tried to get her talking, but she
didn't seem to want his company; besides, he doesn't see why he
has to be nice to Patricia's sister. Beryl gives an exasperated
sigh and heads inside. Doug sourly comments to Rob that the less
they have to do with Margaret's family, the better.
Inside, Beryl apologises to Margaret for Doug, but
Margaret says that's OK. She adds that she knew Beryl was visiting
David - and as she said the other day, she has nothing to worry
about: he's not guilty. Beryl says they know that; she
just wishes the police did. Margaret says it won't take
them long to find out. Beryl says she hopes not. She then tells
Margaret that it's very nice of her to take an interest, but she
doesn't quite understand why she's there. Margaret says
she's sorry, and she starts to explain that she likes
David; she's always thought he's a fine man, even in the days
when he was going out with Patricia - and more recently, when
she came round to see Peter... she thinks he's been wrongly charged,
and if there's anything she can do to help... she can help financially;
she's got a bit of money put away. Looking surprised, Beryl thanks
her, but says she's sure they'll be alright. Margaret replies
that, if there's anything else she can do, Beryl's not to hesitate
to call. Beryl says she won't. Margaret says she doesn't think
they'll convict an innocent man. Beryl replies, "Neither
Rob and Doug are both gardening as Margaret goes
back down the path. When she's gone, Doug remarks to Rob that
it's funny her turning up - he thought she might know where Angela
is. Rob says, "So?" Doug asks him why he doesn't run
after her and find out. Rob replies that he's not interested;
Rosie is at Woombai, drinking tea. Looking surprised,
she says to Fiona, "He brought Angela here?"
Fiona asks what she could do. Rosie suggests that she
could kick him out for a start. Fiona, though, replies that she
wanted to, but to be honest, she's seen them together, and he
does seem to be a good influence on her - and she's done
a deal with him and he has to go along with it. Rosie pointedly
comments that the sooner Angela starts remembering things and
goes back to Rob, the better. At that moment, Angela comes in,
and Fiona introduces Rosie to her as an old friend. Angela looks
at Rosie and says, "I know you: you're Rosie."
Rosie smiles, happily.
A short time later, Angela is sitting down and saying
it's wonderful - she actually remembers Rosie! Paul has also joined
them, and, looking happy, he says that's great news.
Angela recalls that, when she was a little girl, Rosie used to
help her do her hair. Rosie happily tells her, "I practically
brought you up!" Paul asks Angela if there's anything
else she remembers, and Angela replies that she thinks there was
a dog - a half Kelpie called Kippy? Rosie, getting excited, says
that's right! Fiona steps in at that moment, though, saying she
thinks that's enough for the day; she suggests Angela has a rest.
Paul agrees that that's a good idea, and Rosie says she'll see
her to her lie down. The two of them leave the room. Fiona turns
to Paul and tells him that he's right: the place is obviously
good for her. Paul says it's a start - and the memories are happy
ones. Fiona asks him what he'll do if Angela doesn't want to know
him when she finally remembers everything. Paul replies that he'll
deal with that when it happens.
The wedding party pulls up outside Dural; John is
watching from a distance. Jill, Brian, Wayne and Beth get out
of the car, and Jill says to Beth that she's not looking forward
to seeing John. Beth suggests that he might have got sick of waiting
and gone. Jill, though, says his car is still there. As she walks
to the house with Brian, Jill brushes some confetti out of his
hair. Wayne and Beth walk behind, and Wayne tells Beth to make
sure Jill stays inside. As she, Jill and Brian go into the house,
John approaches Wayne.
Inside, Jill suggests that John must have gone for
a walk. Brian tells her that she doesn't have to see him if she
doesn't want to - he'll speak to him, if she
likes. Jill, though, says, "No - I've got to do
Outisde, John says, "Married? You're joking."
Wayne asks why Jill would be carrying a bouquet and brushing confetti
out of Brian's hair? John says he doesn't believe it, but Wayne
says, "Sorry - it's true." John says he's going
to see her, and he starts to head towards the house. Wayne pulls
him back, though, saying it's done; it's over - John can't change
anything. John retorts, "I can ask her why she did
it - she's supposed to be in love with me." Wayne
tells John that Jill met Brian in Woombai, they saw a lot of each
other and fell in love. John sourly says it happened very quickly.
Wayne replies that it happens to people like that sometimes; Jill
wasn't game enough to tell him until they were married, and he
couldn't do anything about it - that's why she got him to put
John off earlier. John looks upset as he realises, "She was
in the car?" Wayne adds that Jill wouldn't take
his call, either. He continues that John can talk to Jill if he
wants, but he doesn't see what good it will do. John
suggests that, if she fell for someone in nine weeks, she could
never have been in love with him in the first
place. He walks off down the drive, looking dazed. Wayne smiles
as he gets into his car and drives off...
Brian is pouring champagne in the lounge room as
Wayne comes in and says he just saw John. Jill asks where he is,
but Wayne tells her not to worry: he 's gone. He adds that John
saw them drive up, and he caught him as they came inside.
He'd seen enough to realise what had happened; he had
to tell him the truth; he's sorry. Jill tells Wayne that it's
not his fault. Brian hands his wife a glass of champagne,
and, seeing the expression on Jill's face, Beth tells her that
it's supposed to be a celebration! The four of them say,
"Cheers!", but Jill looks uphappy as she sips her drink.
She turns her head away from the others, so that they can't see
the tears welling-up in her eyes...
John's car is roaring along the road. Looking annoyed
and upset, John is hitting the steering wheel, repeatedly.