The radio is on in the kitchen at the Palmers', but no one is
out there listening to it. Someone suddenly starts knocking on
the front door, but there's no answer. The visitor is Tony. He
knocks again, but still no one answers, and so he decides to climb
into the house through the open lounge room window. As he does
so, though, Beryl walks into the house through the back door with
a basket of washing. She goes into the lounge room, sees Tony
climbing through the window and drops the basket on the floor.
She angrily asks him who he is, and he introduces himself, adding
that he didn't think anyone heard him knock. He continues that
she must be Dave's old lady, and, looking around, adds, "Nice
place!" He then looks at the photo on the sideboard of Kevin
and Lynn on their wedding day and asks if Dave's home. Beryl,
slightly flabbergasted, says he isn't. Tony says he'll call back
later then. Beryl tells him that David will be sorry to have missed
him. She asks him if he'd like to wait, and she offers him some
lunch, which he accepts.
Stephen and Gordon are sitting at the dining table at Dural,
looking over some figures. Stephen adds them up and comes up with
a different total to Gordon, and they realise there must be a
mistake somewhere. Wayne comes in and Gordon points out the freshly-brewed
coffee on the table. Gordon then asks where Barbara is, and Wayne
replies that he left her in town, making arrangements for her
wedding dress. Gordon asks him if she told him that Stephen wants
to bring Patricia to the wedding. Stephen snaps that he likes
to make up his own mind, and he starts to head out to
the study to call her. Gordon reminds him that if there's any
trouble... When Stephen has gone, Wayne remarks to his father
that he never thought he'd see Patricia back at the house...
On the 'phone, Patricia tells Stephen that he has got
to be joking - there's no way she'd be welcome. Stephen
tells her that she'd be there as his partner, but Patricia replies
that she thinks it's in extremely bad taste. Stephen tells her
that he's not taking 'no' for an answer. Patricia replies that
she hardly knows him, and she's not going to embarrass
herself for a total stranger. Stephen tells her that he hopes
he won't be that for long... Patricia says she's not going to
change her mind.
At Dural, Wayne says to Gordon that he can't imagine Patricia
not stirring up trouble. Stephen comes back and says
Patricia doesn't think she can make it. Wayne goes out, and Gordon
comments to Stephen that things aren't quite as clear-cut as he
thought. Stephen admits that they're not. He then suddenly appears
to think of something and announces that he has to go out.
Jill is on the 'phone in the flat, smiling happily and saying
it's wonderful and she can't wait. She hangs up and goes
to the front door to head into the main house. As she opens the
door, though, she finds Wayne standing there, about to knock.
He asks her if she'd like to go for lunch, but Jill says she can't;
she excitedly tells him that John is coming - he still loves her!
She continues that she wanted Wayne to be the first to know, as
he's been such a good friend to her. She heads off to tell Gordon
the good news as well, leaving Wayne looking annoyed.
Beryl and Tony are sitting at the table in the Palmers' kitchen,
and Beryl is telling Tony about how Peter is joining the airforce,
meaning there will be a job at the coffee shop. Tony is saying
it sounds great when Kevin comes in. Beryl introduces the two
young men to each other, and Kevin sits down for some lunch. Beryl
explains to Kevin that she's been telling Tony about the coffee
shop, but Kevin snaps that Peter hasn't even joined the
airforce, yet. Beryl asks why wouldn't he join, and Kevin
replies that he's going to try and talk him out of it. He turns
to Tony and tells him that there may not be a job after all. Tony
comments that he didn't want the job anyway. Beryl then tells
him that she and David were taken in by an ex-prisoner a while
ago and they lost a lot of money; they got it back, but they're
just a bit wary now. Tony replies that he can't blame them. Beryl
continues that David is a good judge of character, and if Tony
wants a job, then it's his. Tony looks happy as he tells Beryl
that most people aren't honest like that. He adds that he'll take
By the front door at Dural, Gordon hugs Angela as Paul stands
and watches. Angela tells Gordon that it's so good to see him
again. Gordon replies that he's glad she's there. Angela continues
that she's got so many people to thank: Matt, Fiona, Paul... She
then tells Gordon that she and Paul have decided to stay together.
Gordon looks taken aback momentarily, and he asks about Rob. Angela
tells him that Rob won't forget about what happened - and she
loves Paul. Gordon holds out his hand to Paul and Paul
gratefully shakes it and thanks him. Angela asks Paul to take
her bags upstairs, and she then tells Gordon that she needs to
talk to him.
A short time later, in the study, Gordon tells Angela that Barbara
is looking forward to seeing her. Angela smiles, and then says
they need a father/daughter talk. She continues that she remembered
what happened in Wayne's room that night - but she's not going
to hold it against him. Gordon tells her that it doesn't forgive
what he did. He continues that he's been ashamed of it all his
life; he loved Nancy so much, and he made Wayne's life a misery
for seven years for something that wasn't his fault; he farmed
Wayne out to his parents and to boarding schools - anything so
he didn't have to have him around; it was only that night that
he made the effort - he was so ashamed, he had to. Angela
remarks that that explains why he's put up with so much from Wayne,
and she asks if they're alright now. Gordon explains
that when he first approached Wayne in Melbourne, he was doing
it out of a sense of duty, but now he's really started to care
about him. Angela promises that she won't tell anyone about what
happened. She then says she has to call Patricia. Gordon leaves
her to it.
On the 'phone, Patricia looks happy as she says it's wonderful.
Angela tells her mother that she can't wait to see her - she'll
be down as soon as the wedding's over to tell her her plans for
the future. Patricia tells Angela to tell her over the 'phone,
but Angela says she'd rather do it face-to-face, adding that a
few days won't make any difference. The two women both say they
love each other and then hang up. Patricia looks very happy. She
picks up her bag to head out, but as she leaves the house, a car
pulls up in the driveway. It's a Rolls. Stephen gets out and says,
Inside, Stephen tells Patricia that she's coming to the wedding
even if he has to pick her up and carry her! He gives her a bag
containing the dress he wants her to wear, leading Patricia to
remark that he's very sure of himself. Stephen repeats that he
doesn't expect 'no' for an answer. Patricia tells him that, seeing
he's gone to so much trouble, she'd better call her hairdresser
to see if she can fit her in. Stephen tells her that he'll be
her chauffeur for the afternoon!
Jill and Angela are sitting in the lounge room at Dural. Jill
is excited because John will be there in a minute, but Angela
asks about Brian. Jill replies that she hasn't seen him since
he took off, and she's got no way of contacting him - he's paranoid
about being found out. Angela asks Jill if she's told John what's
happening, as he can get jealous. Jill says she doesn't see why,
as she's just helping Brian out. Angela points out that it's dangerous
being involved with two men... Gordon comes in and tells Angela
that he's going to collect Barbara. Angela, who's going with him,
heads off to freshen up. Jill tells Gordon that she's pleased
Angela's back to her old self again. Gordon agrees, and then adds
that he's glad things are working out for her.
In the kitchen at the Palmers', Beryl is brushing Kevin's jacket.
Kevin complains that he'll be late if he doesn't hurry up, and
Beryl remarks that he's really looking forward to seeing her.
Kevin says he is. He then add that he hopes Lynn is OK
about Tony being at The Terrace, as she was quite uptight about
Noel Devlin. Beryl points out that she's the one who's
got to work with him! She then tells Kevin that she'll
be with Muriel when he and Lynn come home. Kevin smiles happily.
John pulls up in the driveway at Dural. Jill is standing outside
the house, waiting for him. John gets out of the car and walks
over to her. He comments that he didn't think he'd make it. Jill
looks at the state of the car and realises what he means! The
two of them then hug. Out of sight, Wayne pulls up in his
car and watches, looking angry.
Paul joins Gordon in the lounge room and tells him that Angela
will be down in a minute.
Wayne gets out of his car.
Paul tells Gordon that, while Angela was sick, he didn't bother
about his money, but he'd like it to work for him, and this time
he wants to listen to Gordon's advice. Gordon asks him if he wants
to become one of his and Stephen's clients, and Paul says he does
if Gordon doesn't mind. Wayne comes in and says he hopes he's
not too late. Gordon tells him that they're all going
to go and pick Barbara up, and Wayne curtly says he wouldn't have
rushed back if he'd known. Gordon tells Wayne that Paul is going
to be one of their clients. The 'phone starts ringing, and Gordon
goes out to the study to answer it. Alone with Paul, Wayne tells
him that he's got a nerve turning up there. He adds that, if Paul
sticks around, he'll do everything he can to make trouble for
Kevin carries Davey into the Palmers' lounge room and asks him
if he remembers it. Lynn, who follows, looks around and says,
with a hint of resignation in her voice, that she does.
She asks where Beryl is and Kevin replies that she must have gone
to the shops. He carries Davey over to where Beryl has marked
the kid's height on the door frame and holds him against it; the
mark is in exactly the right place. Lynn tells Kevin that Davey
is tired, and Kevin goes to put him in his cot. When he's gone,
a worried look crosses Lynn's face, and she sighs heavily.
In the flat at Dural, John and Jill are kissing passionately.
When they manage to pull themselves apart, Jill tells John that
they can't get married straight away. John points out that, now
that Brian has taken off, Jill can just get the marriage annulled,
but Jill tells him that she can't - Brian's too nice
a guy. She continues that, when she can get in touch with him,
she'll tell him to go to Immigration, and they'll help him stay
in the country. John asks how long it will be, and Jill replies
that it will be until they get a divorce - at least twelve months.
John tells her that, as long as they're together, that's all that
matters. He tells Jill that he loves her. Jill replies that she
Patricia and Stephen arrive back at Toorak, and Patricia asks
what time the restaurant is booked for. Stephen replies that it's
booked for 8pm, but he adds that he'd like to go somewhere else
for drinks first. He then tells Patricia that he didn't have time
to book into a hotel - his overnight bag is in the car. Realising
what he's implying, Patricia smiles and tells him that he'll have
to use the 'phone then!
Lynn is looking at her and Kevin's wedding photo on the sideboard
when Kevin comes back in and says it should be really good when
they move into The Terrace. Lynn, looking unhappy, tells Kevin
that there's something they have to talk about. She continues
that they've both changed: he used to hate the idea of
working in the bank, and now he's talking about making it his
career; she's seen a lot of the world and she's not prepared
to go back to being a housewife; she won't be happy; she can't
just pick up the pieces where they left off. Kevin asks her what
she's trying to say. She tells him that she's not ready, yet,
to come back to him as his wife. Kevin looks shocked.