Back inside, Rosie is showing Fiona the ring. Fiona
laughs that she never thought she'd say it, but Doug Palmer's
got style - not many men would propose during a punch-up! Rosie
says it took her by surprise, that's for sure!
She smiles happily. Fiona asks if the ring fits, but Rosie says
she doesn't know - she's afraid to try it on! She continues that
it all happened so quickly. Expressions of doubt suddenly
cross her face, and she suggests that maybe she shouldn't
have said 'yes'. Fiona assures her, though, that when the man
you love asks you to marry him, the only sensible thing to
say is 'yes'. Rosie almost sobs that she thinks Fiona might be
right! Fiona hugs her and tells her she's so happy for her. Rosie
says she thinks she'll give Gordon a call, and she stands up to
go to the 'phone. As she does so, Angela comes in with a basket
of vegetables, complaining that Paul's going to cop it when he
comes in, as he left her to do all the work.
Fiona quickly explains that it was her fault - she sent
Paul into town to buy a few things. Angela suddenly notices the
ring that Rosie is placing on her finger and asks if it's new.
Rosie smiles and says a friend gave it to her. Fiona, smiling
in bemusement, says, "Oh, will you listen to her! She's gone
all shy!" She continues that Rosie has just become engaged!
Angela asks when did that happen. Rosie smiles happily
and says it was a few minutes ago. Fiona adds that he blew in
and out like the wind! Angela replies that, next time he's here,
Fiona's not to send her into the garden - she doesn't want to
miss all the action! Fiona and Rosie look at each other in concern.
A short time later, Rosie is on the 'phone to Gordon,
who is standing by the bar in the lounge room at Dural. Rosie
is saying that she wanted him to be one of the first to know.
Gordon replies that he's delighted for her. He then continues
that he hasn't got too much on, so he might pop up tomorrow. Rosie
asks if he should, what with Angela remembering. Gordon
tells her that it's probably the best thing he could
do - it'll put both their minds at rest. Rosie says,
"If you think so..." Gordon tells her that
he does. He continues that he's been worrying about it;
at least by coming up he's doing something positive - and he wants
to give her a big hug! Out in the hallway, Wayne comes
downstairs. Brian comes into the hallway from the flat and asks
Wayne if there's a can opener he can borrow. Wayne replies that
there'll be one in the kitchen. He then asks Brian if Jill or
Beth said when they would be back. Brian replies that he thinks
they're going to make a day of it. Gordon comes out into the hall
and tells Wayne that that was Rosie on the 'phone - soon to be
Mrs. Rosie Palmer! Wayne smiles and says, "You're kidding!"
The 'phone starts ringing and Wayne goes to answer it. STD pips
sound, and Wayne asks the caller to to hold the line. He turns
to Gordon and Brian and says he reckons Rosie's news calls for
a drink. Gordon agrees, and he and Brian go into the lounge room.
Wayne turns back to the 'phone and says, "Hello." By
the bar, Brian remarks to Gordon that it must be the season
for weddings, as Gordon's tying the knot himself soon,
isn't he? Gordon replies, "In a few weeks." Brian asks
if it'll be a church wedding. Gordon says it will. Brian replies,
"You can't beat them; I'm a traditionalist at heart!"
In the hall, Wayne thanks the caller for letting them know. He
then tells them to hold onto it - if there are 'plane tickets
in there, they're sure to be calling for them. He says 'bye' and
hangs up, looking annoyed. Gordon calls out to ask who it was.
Wayne replies that it was for him, and adds that it's was nothing
At Woombai, Fiona and Rosie are standing talking
to Angela, and Fiona asks, "Doesn't the name mean anything
to you?" Angela replies that, no, she doesn't know anyone
called Gordon. Fiona tells her that she'll meet him tomorrow.
Rosie suggests that they should have Beef Wellington tomorrow
night, but Fiona says she'll do the cooking; Rosie is
supposed to be guest of honour! Rosie embarrassedly tells Fiona
not to do that to her, as she'll spend all night blushing! Angela
goes off to finish her book while there's some peace and quiet;
she goes on to explain that, whenever Paul is around, he always
wants to talk. She leaves the room. Fiona looks worried,
and Rosie asks her how Paul is going to explain his bruises. Fiona
snaps that he's got all day to think up a good excuse, but if
he mentions one word about Rob, she'll have him straight off the
place. Rosie remarks, "Poor Rob," and adds that it must
have been a shock to him. Fiona says they did their best... Rosie
says she supposes it's selfish of her, but when she looks at young
people making trouble for themselves, she just wishes that everyone
could be as happy as she is.
A woman is being escorted into the visitors' area
at Pentridge Prison. Kevin is already there, visiting his father
and telling him an amusing story about something that happened
at the bank. David is smiling, and he says Kevin must be having
him on. Kevin smiles back and points out that he got him laughing!
Changing the subject, David asks how Beryl is, adding that she
never says anything when she comes in; is she alright? Kevin replies
that he thinks so - she gets a bit tired working at the
coffee shop, although Peter is helping her now. David remarks
that he's a good kid. Kevin continues that Jen has gone back to
Portsy - she wanted some time to pull herself together. He then
assures his father that the kids both know he shouldn't be in
there. David nods. Kevin asks if he can bring anything in, but
David says he's alright. Kevin then jokes that Beryl told him
that his father had taken up smoking! David laughs and says, "No
way!" He goes on to explain that he gives them to his cellmate;
he points out Tony a short distance away, talking to the woman
visitor who has just arrived, which he explains is Tony's mum.
Kevin asks what Tony is in for, and David replies that it's robbery.
Kevin jokes that David had better not tell him that he
works in a bank! David laughs that it's a bit out of
Tony's league, he reckons!
That short distance away, Tony's mother is looking
upset, and she tells Tony that it's like a joke - in trouble with
the police; his brother's too young to know any better.
Tony tells her not to worry - he'll put him straight. Mrs. Parker
snaps that he is partly to blame - his brother
think it's smart to steal; his big brother does it, so it must
be right. Tony says he'll bash his brother's head in
if he pinches anything else. Tears start welling up in Mrs. Parker's
eyes as she tells Tony that he didn't listen to her when he
was that age, and he doesn't listen now. She sobs that,
next time, they'll send Tony to a home. Tony says there won't
be a next time, and he tells his mother not to cry. He
says he's sorry, but Mrs. Parker has had enough, and she walks
away. Tony calls out, "Please...?"
A while later, Tony is smoking in the cell when
David comes in. He asks Tony if he's sick or something, but Tony
says he isn't. David comments that it's the first time he's seen
him pass up sweets! Tony explains that he can't eat sago. David
starts washing his face, and he tells Tony that Susie couldn't
eat it, either - she called it frog's eyes! Tony asks David if
Susie is his wife, but David says no - it's his daughter; Beryl's
his wife. Tony half-heartedly jokes that David will have to give
him a list! He then asks him if he loves his kids. David
says, "Yeah - off and on!" Tony asks if they do what
David tells them to, but David says not his mob; they've
got minds of their own! Tony then asks David if he'd still like
them if they did something bad? David says he would
- he'd still love them whatever happens. Tony asks, "Do
you tell them?" David, who's now sitting on the
edge of his bunk, says he guesses he's like his Dad, there: he
remembers when he was about five, he went to kiss his Dad goodnight,
and his Dad said, 'You're too old for that sort of stuff, son.';
he's always had trouble showing how he feels, but his kids still
know he loves them. Puzzled at all the questions, he asks Tony
if he's OK? Tony snaps, "Yeah, terrific." He turns over
on his bunk and asks if a guy can't sleep when he wants
It's dusk, and in the hallway at Dural, Beth is
telling Wayne that they went to Melbourne; what's the big deal?
Wayne snaps that Jill is broke, so where did she get the money?
Beth says she paid it. Wayne snaps, "With my
money?" Beth says it's her money - her hard-earned
money. Wayne nastily remarks that she had a little bit of extra
business in Melbourne, eh? He then adds that it's lucky the cab
company got their number out of her purse - he bets they
had a whole bunch to choose from. Beth snaps that she's not an
idiot, so he shouldn't treat her like one. Wayne snaps
back that she had better tell him how Jill got it in her head
to see John - and he hopes it's good - for her sake...
Brian and Jill are in the flat, drinking tea, and
Brian asks Jill if she's alright. Jill quietly replies that she's
a bit tired. Brian jokes that he's not surprised, flying round
the country all day! He then continues that she should have told
him she was going - he'd have come with her. Jill says, "I
went to see John." Brian looks at her in surprise, but then
says he figured that; he wouldn't mind meeting the fellow himself.
Jill, though, says she won't be seeing him again. Brian says,
"Never?" Jill explains about John chucking
her out, and Brian tells her that it's not worth worrying about.
Jill immediately snaps that that's a stupid thing to
say - he might not think it's worth worrying about...
Brian starts to try and explain, but Jill snaps, "Just forget
it." She walks out of the room, telling Brian as she does
so to leave her alone. Brian looks annoyed.
In the house, Wayne is pouring a drink as Beth explains
that Jill has been talking about John ever since the wedding;
she couldn't stop her going to Melbourne - she's supposed
to be on her side. Wayne snaps that Jill held
a gun on her until she handed over the fare, right? Beth replies
that, if she'd refused, Jill would have been disappointed in her.
She adds that she wouldn't expect Wayne to understand. Wayne says
he doesn't: he thinks the whole thing was Beth's
idea. Beth tells him he can think what he likes: they made the
trip; there's nothing he can do about it. She then asks
him why he's carrying on - he's got Jill where he wants
her. Wayne, though, says he hasn't yet - he's still got to get
rid of Brian. Beth impatiently says, "Give up, Wayne. You're
not going to get Jill to fall in love with you, no matter how
hard you try. She's a cluey kid; she's soon going to guess what
you're up to." Wayne snaps that Beth has a lot of opinions
all of a sudden. Beth retorts that she can't stand by and let
Wayne wreck Jill's life. Wayne smiles and says, "No
one's asking you to. You're fired." Beth looks shocked.
Wayne continues that he told her not to interfere, and
she didn't listen; he wants her out of there first thing tomorrow.
Beth asks what she'll tell Jill. Wayne assures her that
she'll think of something; she's a good liar. He then adds that
he's jacked up the fee a bit, to make sure she does.
Beth, looking upset, says Jill is expecting her to stay another
week. Wayne snaps, "Tell her you've changed your
mind." He then nastily adds that Beth's really getting off
on the mother bit, isn't she? He continues that it's pretty pathetic
when she's not really Jill's friend. He tells her that it's up
to her - but if she stays, she's blown the deal and he
doesn't have to pay her. He asks, "So what's it going to
be? The money or your conscience?" Beth stands there, looking
The next morning, at the breakfast table in the
lounge room at Dural, Jill, looking upset, says it's so sudden.
Beth says she knows - it's the worst time for Jill, but she has
to go; he was so angry when he called - one of her so-called friends
told him she was staying there; he's a lot more possessive than
most husbands - he doesn't like her doing things behind his back.
Jill suggests that maybe if he met her, he wouldn't mind
Beth being there so much. Beth, though, very quickly says, "He
doesn't want to meet you." She then adds that he
wants her to come home - today; they don't know how long they'll
be overseas, but it could be years, so it's silly for
her and Jill to get too close if they're never going to see each
other again. Jill, looking very upset, says, "I see."
Beth suggests that, when she sees him, she'll convince him that
Jill's no threat and that she's not going to neglect her other
kids, and maybe he'll let her write now and again. Jill asks her
when she has to go. Beth replies that the flight is at midday;
the cab is booked for 10am. Jill half-heartedly jokes with her
to hang onto her purse this time! Overcome with emotion, she gets
up and runs off, saying she'd better see if Brian is awake, or
he'll miss out on breakfast. She flees the room. Beth stands up
as she goes, looking upset as well. She turns to look at Wayne,
who's also sitting at the table, and who nastily says, "Wasn't
so hard, was it?" He takes a piece of paper from his pocket
and says, "Don't forget your cheque." Beth walks to
him and snatches it off him, adding, "And don't think I don't
hate myself." She walks out. Wayne looks grim.
At Pentridge, Tony is refusing to go out to the
yard. David is getting ready to go outside. Tony is lying
on his bunk with his back to the guard who is standing in the
cell. The guard tells him to get a move on, but Tony cheekily
tells him that he's out of there tomorrow, so at least this is
the last he has to see of him. The guard says, "You'll be
back. Your type always is." Tony says he'll tell
the blokes that the guard wears ladies' undies if he doesn't watch
out! The guard, who has walked out, returns and says, "Shut
ya face, Parker." David tells Tony that he's a ratbag sometimes!
Tony gets up from his bunk and says he had a crazy dream last
night: he was in the yard, and his brother, Ian, came crashing
through the wall, driving an Aston Martin! When they get home,
the old dear says she has to take the car back to its owner, so
he ties her up, puts her in the boot of the car and puts the car
on a boat to America; got rid of her for good. David says he doesn't
see that it's so funny. Tony says that sure it is. David
asks Tony how he likes his Mum. Tony says it was only
a dream - his Mum's alright; she just drives him up the
wall with her whinging, that's all. He asks David what the matter
is with him this morning. David replies that he doesn't know why
Tony thinks he has to lie to him, but he's telling him now: he
doesn't have to. Tony asks David who he's calling a liar. David
tells him that he heard him in the visiting room yesterday. Tony
asks if he heard anything good. David says, "Enough
to know you're not as tough as you make out." He tells Tony
that there's nothing weak about caring for people, and
he adds that Tony wouldn't be a bad kid if he cut out the bull.
They go outside.
Brian puts Beth's bags in the boot of the cab, and
Beth hugs him goodbye; Jill is standing a short distance away,
by the front doors of the house. Beth tells Brian to look after
her daughter, and Brian promises. Beth then calls out to Jill
to look after Brian - he's a good friend; she should remember
that. Wayne comes out of the house and nastily comments, "Leaving
already?" He then adds that he couldn't let her leave without
saying goodbye. He continues that she's not to worry about her
daughter - she's got friends there. Beth walks over to Jill and
tells her never to forget it. Jill asks Beth to send a postcard,
but adds that she'll understand if she can't. Beth tells Jill
that she doesn't get rid of her that easily; they're
mates now - right? She starts stroking Jill's hair, and Jill nods
and hugs her. Beth tells her that, whatever happens, she's always
to remember she loves her. Jill says she will.
Beth gets into the taxi and it drives off as Wayne, Jill and Brian
watch. Brian asks Jill if she's alright. Jill tells him that she
owes him an apology - she doesn't know how he puts up
with her! Brian replies that it's like the man says: for better
or for worse. Jill assures him that it'll get better - she promises.
Wayne looks on in annoyance as Brian puts his arm around Jill
and they smile at each other. The three of them go inside, and
Jill remarks to Brian that Beth said she'd send a postcard; she
bets she doesn't, though! Brian smiles and says, "Twenty
bucks I bet she does!" Jill laughs that he's trying
to cheer her up again. Brian says he isn't; he needs
the money! Wayne asks Brian if he can see him for a minute,
and Jill tells her husband that she'll see him back at the flat.
The two men go into the lounge room, where Brian asks what it's
about. Wayne says it's nothing - Jill wants to be by herself,
so he thought Brian could make a clean exit. Brian, looking incredulous,
asks if that's why Wayne brought him in there. Wayne tells him
to let Jill have a good cry and get it out of her system. Brian
snaps that she might have wanted the company, but Wayne says he
doubts it - she's a predictable kid - goes right into herself
when she's upset. Brian snaps that he didn't realise Wayne was
such an expert. Wayne replies that he's known her a lot
longer than Brian. Brian snaps that that doesn't
mean Wayne can tell him what to do. Wayne nastily says,
"You're still a guest in my house, mate. Remember
that. All I'm saying is, we're both working in Jill's best interests.
We can help her through the bad times if we both work together."
Brian looks at him and says, "I don't have to work with anyone
to make her happy - 'mate'." He curtly thanks Wayne for the
advice, but adds, "It's an Australian expression that I like:
'You can shove it'." He walks off, leaving Wayne looking
Gordon has arrived at Woombai, and he approaches
Rosie, who is standing outside, and says, "We are gathered
here today..." Rosie laughs, "Don't you start!
Fiona sings the Wedding March every time I walk into the room!"
Gordon offers his congratulations, and he gives Rosie a present.
Rosie tells him that he's very naughty! She then invites him inside.
Gordon asks if Angela knows he's coming. Rosie replies that she
didn't recognise his name. She then adds that she's fine now they've
moved her out of Wayne's room. Gordon asks if she remembers anything
more about that night. Rosie says she thinks Angela is satisfied
that it was just a bad dream; the poor girl doesn't know what
to think about anything.
Inside, Fiona says, "Angela, this is Gordon."
Gordon tells Angela that it feels strange, being introduced to
someone you've known for years. Angela laughs and says, "I
bet!" She then tells him that she hopes he doesn't think
she's rude - there's really not a lot she remembers. Fiona offers
drinks, and Gordon accepts. He then asks Angela how she's finding
Woombai, and she replies that it's beautiful - everyone's been
very kind to her. Indicating the present, Fiona asks Rosie what
she's got, and Rosie explains about it being a present from Gordon.
She opens it as Gordon tells her that it's not her wedding present
- it just tickled his fancy when he saw it in a shop. As he says
this, Angela stares at him as if she's suddenly remembered something
unpleasant. Rosie tells Angela to come and see her present, but
Angela, a frown on her face, says she might skip lunch, as she's
not feeling very well. Fiona, obviously concerned, asks what's
wrong. Angela says it's just a headache; she needs some fresh
air. She goes outside, and Fiona looks at Gordon and shrugs. She
then remarks that Angela was as white as a sheet, and adds that
she'll just go and check she's alright.
Outside, Fiona catches up with Angela and asks her
to wait. She then asks what's wrong. Angela says, "Who is
that man? Where do I know him from?" Fiona tells
her that he's a friend. Angela, though, says, "Oh
he's not; he can't be." They start walking, and
Angela continues that she can't remember why. She asks
Fiona to tell her who he is, but Fiona holds Angela and tells
her to stop it. She adds that she can't tell her any more about
him than she already has; Angela's just going to have to trust
her. Angela says she only wants to know about one person.
Fiona tells her, "Gordon loves you. He wouldn't
hurt you for the world." Angela, though, replies
that she can't even bear to be in the same room with
Inside, Rosie tells Gordon that she can't understand
it - Angela didn't recognise his name, and she obviously didn't
recognise him when they were introduced. Gordon points out that
it didn't take her long to get a gut reaction. Rosie, looking
very unhappy, says the two of them were so fond of each
other. Gordon says he thinks she does remember him -
he thinks she picked him as the man Rosie was arguing with in
Wayne's room. Rosie, quivering, says, "Oh, please, God, no..."
Outside, Fiona tells Angela that she can't tell
her anything about Gordon that will explain her feelings. She
suggests Angela come back inside and talk to him, but Angela says
she doesn't want to see him again - as long as he's there,
she doesn't want him anywhere near her. Fiona calmly says that's
silly, but Angela says she doesn't care - he's frightening.
Fiona soothingly says, "Angela... " Angela says, "It's
true. He did something... something very cruel. I can't
remember, but I will, sooner or later." She gets up and walks
off, leaving Fiona looking worried.