Inside, Paul tells Fiona that he's stumped: Angela's in a hell
of a state, and she won't come near the house while Gordon's
there. Rosie comes in and says Gordon's very upset. Paul says
he thinks it would be better if Gordon stayed out of Angela's
way for a while - it's important to calm her down. He tells Fiona
that Angela wants to stay at the Reid house. Fiona expresses her
annoyance at Paul's suggestion that he goes back on their agreement
to keep Angela near her, but Paul promises to behave.
Fiona reluctantly tells him that she'll permit it, but only until
Gordon goes. Paul leaves the room. Rosie immediately asks Fiona
if she's really going to let Angela stay with him. Fiona
glumly says she doesn't have much choice.
Gordon is outside, cleaning his shoes, when Paul comes out. Gordon
notices the bruises on Paul's face, and Paul tells him that he
had an argument with the stable doors. Gordon then says he was
surprised that Paul brought Angela up there. Paul replies that
Angela feels alright with him, and Gordon comments that he wishes
she felt the same about him. Paul tells Gordon that Angela
is very confused; she thinks Gordon is cruel. He adds that he
thinks it'll help her if she stays at the Reid house. Gordon agrees
that they should do whatever's best for her.
Back inside, Fiona tells Gordon and Rosie that she'll get them
some cold drinks. She leaves the room, and Rosie sourly remarks
to Gordon that Angela should be there, where they can
keep an eye on her. Gordon points out that no one is taking much
notice of what Angela is saying about him; he'll make an excuse
and leave, as Angela is alright with Paul at the moment.
Angela is in the Woombai grounds, picking some daisies out of
the grass, when Paul comes over to her. He tells her that they
can stay at the Reid house, and Angela hugs him. Paul winces as
she comes into contact with his bruises, and she remarks that
he should know better than to get into fights. Suddenly appearing
to make a decision, Paul tells Angela that he can't keep lying
to her. He then continues that, before all this, they were more
than friends: they were lovers. Angela looks surprised, and says,
"You and me?" Paul adds that the person
he was fighting with was Angela's husband - he got the wrong idea.
Angela tries to take this in, but then says she needs time to
think. Paul tells her that she can't mention this to anyone.
Beryl is visiting David at Pentridge, and David remarks that
she looks tired. He adds that Kevin said everyone's pitching in.
Beryl tells him that both Kevin and Peter have been marvellous.
She then smiles and tells David about Doug popping the question
to Rosie. David laughs and comments, "The old devil!"
He asks what John thinks about the news, and Beryl replies that
he's happy. David then remarks that he thought John might have
been in to visit him. Speaking carefully, Beryl replies that he's
trying to make time. David comments that he's due back at the
base tomorrow. Beryl says she's sure he'll get there...
At Toorak, John joins Patricia in the living room, wearing his
airforce uniform. Patricia snaps at him that he's really going,
then. John points out that he'll be home for weekends. There's
a buzz at the front door, and John goes to get it. The visitor
is Beryl, and John lets her in. Beryl tells John that it's about
David. Patricia snaps that Beryl can spare them the sob stories,
but John and Beryl move into the hall, where Beryl tells John
that David keeps talking about him; he's expecting a visit from
him. John says he'd like to go and see him - he really
would - but he's scared he'll put his foot in it. Beryl
tells him that it'll mean a lot to David; she doesn't like to
see him so down. Patricia listens in annoyance as John agrees.
Beryl expresses her thanks and leaves. John goes to join Patricia
again, and she immediately makes a sarcastic comment about a few
crocodile tears from Beryl getting John exactly where she wants
him. John snaps at Patricia that what she's going through
is nothing compared to what David's going through.
Angela is out riding at Woombai.
Inside Woombai, Rosie is clearing some plates from the table.
Fiona asks if anyone fancies a picnic, but Gordon replies that
he can't, as he's heading straight back. He adds that Angela should
be alright with Paul for a couple of days. A look of annoyance
crosses Rosie's face, which Gordon notices, and he asks what the
problem is. Fiona and Rosie look at each other, and Gordon presses
the point. Rosie reluctantly tells him that Angela and Paul were
having an affair; everyone knew except him.
Outside, Angela tells Paul that it's like she told him the story
of someone else. Paul asks her if she doesn't feel anything,
but she replies that she doesn't; she just feels relaxed with
him. Paul tells her that he doesn't want to push her, and the
two of them hug. As they do so, Paul looks and sees Gordon in
the distance, watching them.
Inside, Gordon snaps to Fiona that Paul wasn't just being Angela's
friend out there. Paul comes in and quickly starts to explain
that Angela was upset; she's been like it since Gordon got
there. He asks if he can't comfort her, and continues
that Fiona and Gordon are insulting him if they think he'd do
anything to hurt Angela. Fiona listens and agrees to
give Paul the benefit of the doubt - this time. Gordon says he's
worried about Angela - she needs proper medical attention. He
continues that he'll arrange a psychiatrist when he gets back
David is escorted into the visitors' area at Pentridge to find
John standing the other side of the screen. The two men pick up
their respective telephone handsets, and John tells David that
he's looking well. David asks John about the airforce, and John
replies that he'll probably sign on for good. David tells him
that it's really good to see him.
Patricia is sitting in the office of an employment agency, being
interviewed by a young man, who tells her that she hasn't filled
out her last three employers. Patricia replies that she's been
mainly self-employed. The man also comments on her lack
of qualifications and tells her that there are few positions for
people with her 'skills'. Patricia snaps that there must be something.
The interviewer suggests she consider re-training, but Patricia
says she needs a job now. The man asks her if she's applied
for unemployment benefit. Patricia asks if he can't just arrange
an interview for her. The man apologises and says there's nothing
at the moment.
At Pentridge, John tells David to keep smiling, and he tells
him he'll write. David says to John that he does think
he's innocent? John looks down, guiltily, as he says
to David that he'll get off. David snaps at John to look at him.
John looks up and tells David that he knows he didn't mean
to... he doesn't want to believe it, but David had the
gun in his hand... He implores David to tell everyone what really
happened - then he'll probably get off with manslaughter. David
angrily snaps at John that he really is Martin Healy's
Back in his cell, David listens as Tony says he'll be out by
tonight as he found a mate who'll give him a cast iron alibi.
David absent-mindedly recalls that it's Tony's hearing today.
He then explains that he had a visit from John, but it didn't
go too well; John thought he was guilty. Tony tells David that
he reckons John is wrong; he reckons David is a real
good bloke. David remarks that Tony doesn't even know
him, but he thanks him anyway.
Beryl is in the kitchen at The Terrace when John comes to the
back door. He joins Beryl and says he tried... He then
becomes upset and says he doesn't know what's happening
to him; he can't do anything right. Beryl hugs him and
he tells her that he hates what's happening to them -
he loves her and David.
Patricia is sitting on one of the few remaining chairs in the
living room at Toorak, at the only remaining table, when the 'phone
starts ringing. She answers it and Mr. Davis comes on, asking
her about last month's mortgage payment. Patricia, looking annoyed,
tells him that it's difficult to meet the payments at the moment
- that's why she put the house on the market. Mr. Davis points
out that it's a matter of accounting. Patricia retorts that she's
thinking of getting a personal loan. Mr. David tells her that,
whatever steps she takes, he would appreciate it if she would
inform him immediately. Patricia hangs up. A thoughtful look crosses
her face, she picks up her bag and goes out.
David, alone in his cell, calls out to a prison warder to ask
how Tony got on. The warder replies that they let him go. He adds,
though, that ten-to-one Tony will be back inside before David
can turn around; his type always are.
Patricia stands outside the social security office, looking through
the window. She eventually pulls open the door and goes inside.
She goes up to the counter, where the clerk is calling out for
number 31. She tells him that she would like to make an application
for benefit. The clerk asks if she's number 31, but Patricia insists
that it will only take a minute. The clerk tells her that if she's
not number 31, she should go and take a number and wait her turn.
Patricia asks if she can be squeezed in, as she has lots to do.
The clerk says he's sorry. Patricia, looking annoyed, walks away,
over to the machine that issues the tags with numbers on. She
fiddles with it and manages to rip a number out. She then goes
and sits down next to a young man who asks her what number she's
got. She bitterly replies, "44," and stares into space,
a look of resignation upon her face.