Gordon tells Rosie that they shouldn't panic. Rosie
points out that Gordon can't say he isn't worried. Gordon replies
that of course he is, but he then asks who can remember
details of things that happened when they were three.
He continues that Angela will probably stew for a while and then
forget it. Rosie says she hopes he's right. She tells him that
she'd never have lied for him if it hadn't been for Wayne - she
wouldn't want him finding out, not now he's finally making an
effort with his son. Gordon tells Rosie that he appreciates what
she's doing - things are very different between him and Wayne
now. Rosie says it's about time too - he should have listened
to her years ago; all they can do now is prey that Angela
doesn't remember anything else. Gordon says he's sure
she won't. There's a sudden banging elsewhere in Dural, and Gordon
hurriedly tells Rosie to take care of herself, and they'll talk
again soon. Rosie, looking surprised at the sudden halt in the
conversation, then hears Wayne talking in the background, and
she hangs up. At Dural, Gordon asks what happened to Wayne, who
is hobbling. He explains that he twisted his ankle. He then asks
what Rosie was worrying about, but Gordon just replies, "You
know Rosie!" Wayne asks if she's OK now; not sick anymore.
Gordon assures his son that she's over all that. Wayne says he
couldn't get used to Rosie being sick - he was always
the sick one as a kid. He continues that he won't be giving her
any more grey hairs - there'll no more fights with Gordon, he's
on good terms with Jill - he's a reformed character! He takes
a drink that Gordon has poured, and the two of them raise their
In the flat at the back of Dural, Brian tells Jill
that he'll see few a trainers about work tomorrow - he shouldn't
have any trouble landing a job. He then suggests that they should
front up to immigration, too. Beth chips in that it might not
be a bad idea if they got their own place first. Brian thinks
for a moment and then admits that it would look better. Jill asks
why, and Beth points out that they don't want other people around
if they can help it; the authorities might find it a bit funny,
them living with Fiona. Brian adds that Fiona might not want
them there when she comes back. Jill reluctantly points out that
moving costs money, and she's practically broke.
Brian says he can cover it, but Jill tells him that she
can't live off him. In reply, Brian tells her that she did him
a favour by marrying him; the least he can do is help
her through this rough spot. Jill sighs and says she'll think
about it. She goes off to start dinner, and Beth says she'll have
a shower. Brian tells her not to worry - Jill will be alright.
Beth says she hopes so - it really upsets her to see the girl
so down. She leaves the flat, and Brian shuts the door behind
In the house, Gordon is heading into the study when
Wayne asks him if he feels like staying in tonight. Gordon says
it sounds good. Beth comes in at that moment, saying she needs
a very large scotch. She and Wayne go into the lounge room, where
Wayne asks what's up. Beth tells him that Jill's a mess.
Wayne asks what she expected, but Beth snaps that she's
getting worse every day. She pours herself a drink and
continues that she thought at first that Jill would bounce back
no matter what, but since she's busted up with John,
she's never seen a kid change so much. Wayne says she'll
get worse before she gets better, but he'll be around
as a shoulder to cry on. Beth downs her drink and Wayne asks her
if she wants some Chinese. Beth says she thinks she should stick
with a liquid diet. Wayne, though, snaps that no she
won't - they don't want her getting sloshed and shooting her mouth
off. Beth looks annoyed. Wayne nastily says he knew she'd
The next morning, Jill runs into Dural, and pants
heavily in the hall, obviously out of breath. Beth is in the hallway,
and she remarks that Jill is being very energetic. Jill explains
that it's freezing out there! She then continues that she's tired
of lying in bed - it's giving her bad thoughts. The two of them
go into the lounge room for coffee, and Wayne, who's already in
there, asks how it's going. Jill says she's had better
days... Wayne assures her that she'll come good - they'll see
to it. He leaves the room to go and do some work, and Beth asks
Jill what she'd like to do today. Jill replies that she thinks
she'd better start looking for a job. Beth points out that, the
mood she's in, she doubts Jill will find any takers!
Jill reluctantly says she supposes not. She then adds that, the
mood she's in, she must be a pain to be around. Beth
says she doesn't think she'll improve 'til she sees John and finishes
things properly. Jill says she's hurt him enough already,
but Beth tells her that she thinks Jill owes him some
sort of explanation. Jill reluctantly admits that she knows Beth
is right. She says she'll call him, as she can't see
him; she really can't. She goes over to the 'phone and dials.
She doesn't get very far, though, before she hangs up and looks
at Beth. She then starts dialling again.
John is lying on a huge beanbag on the floor in
the living room at Toorak when the 'phone rings. Patricia comes
in and says that, if it's an estate agent, she'll talk to him.
John answers the call, and Jill comes on and says it's her - she
knows she should have called sooner, but she was afraid. John
asks what was the point - he got her message. Jill cries that
she owes him an explanation, but John angrily asks why:
so she can make herself feel better? He slams the 'phone down.
In Sydney, Jill looks at the receiver in disbelief. At Toorak,
John tells Patricia that it was Jill. Patricia asks, "And?"
John tells her that she heard. He then adds that she'll have to
call the agent herself. Seeing the beanbag on the floor, Patricia
asks John if he slept down there last night. John replies
that he did, adding that it may not look like much, but
it's comfortable! He starts to head off for a shower, but Patricia
stops him and says she wants to help. John tells her
that there's nothing she can do. He continues that it makes you
laugh: the airforce was the most important thing in his life,
and he was prepared to scrap it - for her... He walks
off. Patricia looks worried.
Beth tells Jill that it's only natural
he be upset. Jill cries that he hates her, and she doesn't
blame him. Beth says she knew Jill should have seen
him; she tells her to go to Melbourne and force
him to talk to her. Jill miserably says she can't - apart
from anything else, she's broke. Beth tells
her that she'll shout her. Jill says she can't let her
do that, but Beth insists that she wants to - Jill will
be miserable 'til she sees him and ends it properly; besides,
she might find out he's decided not to stay on in the airforce.
Jill points out that he keeps raving on about how good
it is. Beth says she knows - but things can change; perhaps that's
what he wanted to talk to her about when he came up there. Jill
says it's grabbing at straws, but Beth replies that it's a hell
of a lot better than just giving up. She continues that she wants
to make it up to Jill for all those years she wasn't around. She
stands up and assertively says, "Do I book the tickets or
not?" Jill says she'll go and get ready. Beth suggests
to her that they don't tell anyone they're going. Jill asks why
not, and Beth replies that Wayne means well, but he's
very protective, and if he knew they were going, he'd probably
try and talk Jill out of it. Jill admits that he he wouldn't have
to talk very hard... She leaves the room and crosses
the hall to go to the flat, but as she does so, Wayne emerges
from the study and says to her that Gordon doesn't need him for
the day, so why don't they have lunch together, somewhere nice?
Jill uncertainly says she can't, as she's going out with Beth.
Wayne says Beth won't mind if he tags along - he'll treat them
both. Jill looks round at Beth, who says she's just booked
the cab. Wayne tells her to cancel it - he'll be their
chauffeur for the day. At that moment, though, Gordon comes out
of he study and tells Wayne that Hawkins has changed his mind
- they have to go over to his offices straight away. Wayne disappointedly
says he was just organising lunch, but Gordon tells him that it
will just have to wait. Wayne turns back to Jill and says, "Duty
calls..." Gordon tells the women that he's sorry to drag
Wayne away. Beth suggests, "Maybe tomorrow?" Gordon
and Wayne both go, and Beth suggests to Jill that they should
get on the 'plane to Melbourne before anything else happens!
Doug and Rob arrive at Woombai in Rob's truck, and
Doug remarks that they made good time. Rob jokes that he reckons
Doug held them up, getting spruced up as he did at that
last stop! Doug indignantly says he couldn't arrive there looking
like a hobo! Rob teases, "Especially when you're seeing you-know-who!"
He then adds that he still thinks they should have let them know
they were coming. Doug says, "And spoil the surprise?"
He takes out the case containing the ring, lifts the lid to look
at the piece of jewellery and then adds, "Not on your life!"
He smiles, happily.
Inside, Fiona asks Rosie if she's seen Angela. Rosie
says she thinks she's on a walk with Paul. She then remarks that
Fiona is letting them spend lots of time together. Fiona just
points out that Paul is behaving himself. Rosie shows
Fiona a picture in a magazine and asks Fiona what she thinks,
adding that it's for Doug. Fiona smiles and says it's him down
to a 'T'! Rosie says she thinks she'll go into town and get the
wool. Fiona offers to drive her, but Rosie assures her that she
can manage. Fiona tells her not to overdo it - she's been very
sick, and she's looking very peaky since yesterday. Rosie halfheartedly
says there's nothing wrong with her...
Outside, Doug is using the wing mirror of Rob's
truck to look at himself as he combs his hair. Rob jokes that
he'll comb it all out at that rate!
As Rosie emerges from the house, she spots Rob's
truck and a worried look crosses her face. She hurriedly goes
back inside and tells Fiona that Rob is there with Doug; they're
outside. Fiona says Patricia must have told them that Angela's
there, but Rosie says she can't see it - they wouldn't give each
other the time of day. Fiona asks why else would
they front up? Rosie tells her that Doug said they had to go to
Brisbane on business; the two of them haven't seen each other
for quite a while, so Doug might have asked Rob to drop in on
the way through. Fiona groans. She then tells Rosie to look after
them, while she finds Paul and warns him. There's a knock
at the door, and Rosie quickly asks Fiona what she'll do if she
can't find them. Fiona says she doesn't even want to
think about that. Rob calls out, "Anybody home?" Rosie
goes to the door.
A short while later, Rob, Doug and Rosie are sitting
in the lounge room, and Rosie is saying that she can't think what's
happened to Fiona; she'll be upset if she misses them. Rob assures
her that they've got stacks of time. Rosie replies that she's
surprised - she can remember David saying the company
cracked the whip if he was late. Rob tells her that they made
pretty good time on the way iup - they've got a couple of hours
to spare. Rosie reluctantly says that's nice... Rob says he might
go and find Fiona, and leave Doug and Rosie alone. Rosie, though,
hurriedly tells him to drink his beer; she'll go; she
won't be long. She dashes off...
Outside, Fiona is just heading back to the house,
and Rosie says, "Thank heavens you're back." Fiona asks
if Rob knows Angela's there. Rosie says he doesn't - it was like
she thought. Fiona says she's sorry, but it'll have to be the
shortest visit on record. Rosie tells Fiona that if she's told
Paul to stay away... Fiona, though, says she couldn't find him
- she's got the staff out looking for him. She tells Rosie that
they have to keep their heads. Rosie, looking upset, says it was
the one chance she had to see Doug. She adds that she knew
Fiona should have sent Paul packing; wherever he goes, you can
be sure there'll be trouble...
Patricia is on the 'phone at Toorak, and she angrily
says somebody must be buying. She then asks if it would
help if she dropped the price by $5,000. The estate agent says
that's fine, but she should give it a bit more time first. Patricia,
though, snaps that she wants a quick sale, and she tells the agent
to change the ad to the new price immediately. She hangs up and
goes into the lounge room, where she half-jokingly says to John
that she wishes he was studying economics; she could do
with a few pointers. John suggests that she should have another
go at getting a job, and Patricia reluctantly admits that it's
not like she has any option. John tells her not to let
one bad day get her down. Patricia replies that that's easier
said than done - she's going to be a mess when he goes
back to base. John looks annoyed. Patricia snaps, "Alright..."
She then tells him to wish her luck. John asks where she's going
now, and she replies that she's got an appointment with
Patricia walks down the drive and out the gate,
turning left. Just after she's gone, a taxi turns up the drive
from the right and pulls up outside the house. Jill and Beth get
out and the taxi drives off. Beth tells Jill that she'll be fine
once she goes in. Jill reluctantly says, "Yeah - all I have
to do is make it to the front door..." Beth asks her if she
wants her to come with her. Jill declines the offer, saying she'd
better see him alone. Beth tells her not to get cold feet now.
Jill smiles, nervously,
Inside, John is working when Jill knocks on the
door. She knocks again, and John gets up to answer it. As soon
as he opens the door, Jill tells him that she has to talk to him.
She walks past him, into the house, and John shuts the door. She
goes into the empty lounge room. John snaps, "What the hell
did you come here for?" Jill replies that she couldn't
leave things the way they were. John snaps that if she turned
up to make herself look good, he's not interested. Jill
doesn't reply, because she's looking at the airforce books on
the table. She realises that John has signed on again. John says
there was never any question about it. Jill, realising
she's made a mistake, says, "No... suppose not..." She
then tells him that she wanted to give him his ring back. She
starts to continue that she wouldn't like him to... but is interrupted
by John, who snaps, "Just go." Jill pleads,
"Please, John... I really did love you."
John snaps, "Sure." Jill says it's true - she
didn't mean to hurt him; when she met Brian, she knew it was the
wrong time to tell him that she'd changed her mind about it -
he had studies, tests... she didn't want to mess him up. John
snaps, "You wouldn't have stood a chance. My career's
much more important to me than you ever were." Jill
looks devastated. She looks down at the ground as John continues
that, when she told him she was a prostitute - way back, when
he first met her - he felt really bad about her. He continues
that she can imagine the kind of things he thought; but she got
to him - he was mug enough to believe how nice she was;
now he knows all the things he thought about her first were right.
Looking horrified, Jill thrusts the ring into John's hand and
storms out. John throws the ring at the wall, in anger.
Jill runs out of the house, and Beth, who is sitting
outside, asks what happened. Jill, though, says she doesn't want
to talk about it. She tells Beth that there's a cab rank down
the road, but Beth says they can't leave yet: she's left
her purse in the cab, and she can't remember which company it
was. She suggests they go to the post office and look through
the Yellow Pages. She then adds that she's sorry, as she knows
this is the last thing Jill needs at the moment, but the tickets
are in her handbag, and until they get it back, they're stranded.
They walk off.
Fiona and Rob step outside Woombai, and Fiona takes
the opportunity to suggest that Rob must be anxious to go. She
adds that she's tried to drop hints to Doug, but he's as deaf
as a post when he doesn't want to hear! Rob laughs, but adds that
they can't blame him - he has been missing Rosie
a lot; that's why he suggested they take a walk - so
Doug and Rosie can be left alone for a while. As they stand there
talking, Angela's voice suddenly calls out, a short distance away:
"Come on, slowcoach, they'll be wondering where we are."
Rob looks round in surprise. Fiona, looking horrified, tries to
apologise to Rob, but then tells him that she thinks he'd better
stay where he is - Angela's not well, and probably couldn't cope
with seeing him right now. Rob stands still as Fiona walks over
to his wife, although she's hidden by some bushes. Angela tells
Fiona that they're sorry they missed lunch - they got a flat tyre
on Paul's bike in the middle of nowwhere. Paul chips in that he
thinks he'll stick to riding horses! Rob looks annoyed when hears
this voice. Fiona suggests to Angela that, now she's back, she
might as well make herself useful; Rosie needs some tomatoes and
beans for dinner. Paul offers to give her a hand, but Fiona hurriedly
says he'd better stay and mend the bike. Looking surprised, Paul
says, "OK..." Angela says she'll be back soon, and she
walks off. As soon as she's gone, Fiona tells Paul that Rob's
there. Paul says, "Oh hell." Fiona tells him to stay
put while she explains the situation to Rob. They both turn round,
to find Rob is standing staring at them, shaking his head.
Inside, Doug is showing Rosis some photos and articles
from the Anzac March. Rosie says it was a disappointment to her
- she was really looking forward to it. Doug says it couldn't
be helped - she got sick at the last minute. Rosie thanks him
for the flowers he sent. Doug tells her that he thought of coming
up to see her, but he knew she had Gayle looking after her; he
wishes he had, now, though - he could have taken her for drives,
looked after her... and there was something in particular he was
all set to ask her when she came down for the March. Doug's speech
is interrupted when a group of loud voices suddenly appear in
the background. Doug says it sounds as though something's up,
and Rosie, looking worried, agrees that yes... yes, it does. Doug
laughs that it's probably some fella trying to get away without
paying his bills! He tries to continue what he was saying before,
but Rosie hears Fiona saying, "Paul..." and asks to
be excused a minute, explaining that she'd better see what's happening.
Doug tells her that he'll come with her, but Rosie puts him off,
telling him to finish his tea. She leaves the room. Doug sits
there, looking put-out.
Outside, Rob snaps to Fiona, "Fine friend you
turned out to be." Paul tells Rob that he's got it all wrong,
but Rob snaps at him to shut his mouth. Rob tells Fiona to tell
Doug he's leaving straight away. Fiona tells him that she wishes
he'd let her explain, and Paul chips in that Rob could at least
give her a hearing. Rob, though, snaps that he doesn't
need Paul's advice. Paul tells Rob that he's making a fool of
himself. He puts his hand on Rob's arm to try and calm him, but
Rob pushes him away, and Paul topples over the bike, which is
just behind him, leaving him lying sprawled on the ground. Fiona
cries, "Rob..." Paul gets up and runs at Rob,
and a struggle ensues. Fiona cries, "Stop it, both of you."
Rosie watches from the doorway, in shock.
A few seconds later, inside, Doug says, "What?"
Rosie explains that they were hoping that he and Rob would have
left before Paul turned up - but now they're outside, shouting
at each other; she tells Doug that he's got to do something.
Doug snaps that this would have to happen now.
The two of them go outside, and Rosie tells Doug to stop
them. Looking at the two men struggling with each other, Doug
bitterly comments that it would need the fire brigade
to stop those two! Fiona says she was going to get a
couple of the men... Doug, though, tells her to leave it to him.
He walks towards Rob and Paul and goes to stand in between the
two of them, to stop them getting to each other. As he moves forward,
though, Paul lunges out and hits him in the stomach. Fiona and
Rosie both gasp in horror as Doug falls to the ground. Rob, looking
shocked, immediately asks him if he's alright, and he tries to
help him up. Paul says he's sorry - Doug just walked into it.
Rosie looks upset. Doug indignantly says he wouldn't have copped
it if he'd been on his guard! Rosie helps him over to sit on the
verandah steps; he tells her that he'll be alright. Rob turns
to Paul and snaps, "You're not worth it." He then calls
to Doug to make it fast - he's not hanging around there. Fiona
says to Rob that she knows how he feels. Rob turns to Paul and
says, "Now you've been asking for that - ever since I found
out the two of you were having it off." He then look at Fiona
and continues, "And as for Angela, I reckon they deserve
each other." He walks off. Paul starts to walk to the house,
and Fiona asks him where he's going. Paul says he's going to keep
Angela out of it 'til Rob has gone. Fiona tells him that she'll
do that; he's to keep cleaned up and keep away from Angela
until he's thought up some story about what happened. Paul snaps
that he's getting pretty sick of Fiona laying down the law. Fiona
yells, "One more word out of you, and I'll have you thrown
off my property. Now I'm just in the mood."
The two of them walk off in different directions. Doug is still
sitting on the steps outside the house, and Rosie gives him a
glass of water, which he drinks. Rosie takes the empty glass and
asks him if he's sure he's alright. He assures her that he's fine.
Rob yells out from the cab of his truck: "Come on, Doug."
Doug yells back that he's coming. Rosie tells him that
he's sorry it wasn't much of a visit, and she adds that he's to
take care of himself. Doug, annoyed at what's happened, decides
to seize the day. He says, "Dash it all. I'm not going 'til
I say what I came to say." He looks at Rosie affectionately
and continues, "I was going to pop the question at the March,
but you went and got sick on me." Rob yells out that if Doug
doesn't hurry up, he'll go without him. Doug yells back
at him to hold his horses. He turns back to Rosie and says, "What
do you say, Rosie? Will you marry me?" Rosie smiles broadly.
Doug gives her the ring case, and Rosie nods. Doug kisses her
on the cheek, runs to the truck and calls back that he'll ring
her from Brisbane! Rosie, who's trembling, says, "Alright!"
Doug leaps into the cab, closes the door and leans out of window,
smiling happily. As the truck pulls away, he waves to his fiancée