Kevin tells Lynn that she's not making any sense. He also tells
her that she's not having Davey. Lynn replies that that's fair
enough; she's had him for three months, so now it's Kevin's turn
- as long as she can still see him. Kevin points out that she's
Davey's mother. Lynn tells him that they'll still be
able to see each other, but they just need time to sort things
out. Kevin angrily asks her how they'll be able to to do that
when they're not together, but Lynn replies that they will
be. Kevin asks Lynn if she'll at least stay tonight,
but Lynn says she can't. Kevin bitterly says he doesn't
know what to think anymore. Lynn says they'd better let everyone
know what's happening.
A short time later, the Palmer lounge room has been filled by
Victor, David and Beryl. Victor rants at Lynn that it's the most
ridiculous thing he's ever heard. Lynn tells her father that she
loves Kevin; their marriage isn't over, but she's not
going back to a life of changing nappies - she needs time to work
out what she wants from the marriage. She continues that
she'd feel trapped; she'd grow to hate Kevin and she doesn't want
that. She then tells her father that she wants to move home until
she's sorted herself out. Beryl chips in that it won't hurt to
let Lynn stay at home for one night. Vic snaps that she can stay
for one night only - no longer.
Gordon opens a bottle of champagne in the lounge room at Dural.
Rosie, Barbara, Angela, Paul and Wayne are all sitting in the
chairs, and Gordon goes round and pours them each a glass. The
talk initially is about tomorrow's wedding, but Gordon then asks
Paul what he and Angela propose to do. Paul replies that they
plan to set up house there in Sydney. Gordon tells him that they
can use the flat, as Fiona's effectively moved to Woombai and
John and Jill will soon be joining her. Paul looks wary, but Angela
says they'd love to. Wayne looks angry.
Sometime later, out in the hallway, Wayne angrily asks his father
what he's supposed to think: Paul walks back in and he
gets shoved into the back seat again. Gordon retorts that he's
not shoving Wayne anywhere, but Wayne asks why Paul's
moving in, and he adds that Gordon is treating Paul like a long
lost friend. He then issues an ultimatum: it's either him or Paul.
Gordon backs down and says he should have thought - he'll talk
to Paul. Wayne, having got his way, apologises for the timing,
but adds that he's just trying to be up-front, like they talked
about. Gordon says he's glad.
Beryl arrives at The Terrace the next morning and apologises
to Rob for being late. She explains about the trouble with Kevin
and Lynn and adds that Lynn was going to come over to the Palmers'
this morning to talk things through, but she never turned up.
Rob asks how Kevin is, and Beryl replies that he's upset. Rob
asks what Lynn's hoping to achieve. Sensing the tension, Beryl
tells him that it isn't the same as him and Angela - Lynn still
loves Kevin. The 'phone suddenly starts ringing and Beryl
answers it. It's Lynn - she tells Beryl that she'd like to come
over and talk to Rob.
Kevin is in the kitchen at the Palmers' with Victor, who snaps
that it's annoying having to spend a Saturday morning waiting
around for Lynn. David comes in from the garden, and Victor continues
ranting about Lynn's absence and about her treating their house
like a hotel. Kevin eventually snaps at Victor, telling him to
shut up. He adds that Victor may be his boss at work, but not
at home. Victor tries to tell Kevin that he's on his side, but
Kevin snaps that it's not a question of 'sides'. Victor
takes offence at this and storms off, snapping as he does so that
he only wants to see Lynn happy.
Lynn arrives at The Terrace and Beryl asks her what happened
to her this morning. Lynn blames jetlag and explains that she
forgot she had to go and see Mrs. Collins. Rob comes in with a
tray, and Beryl offers to take over waitress duties so that he
can talk to Lynn. Lynn remarks to Rob that she didn't realise
the place would be so busy. She offers to help out while she's
there, and Rob accepts. Lynn says to him that he's probably heard
about her and Kevin, and she adds that she's sorry about him and
Angela. Rob mutters that the blokes in his family don't seem to
have much luck picking women. He then asks Lynn about living by
herself for a while, and Lynn replies that she has to
- otherwise she and Kevin will end up with the same problems as
before. She then asks Rob if she can move into The Terrace. Rob
tells her, "No way," and adds that he doesn't want to
get dragged into it. Lynn tells him that this isn't a silly plan
that she's just dreamed up; she's had the last three months to
think about this. Rob reluctantly agrees that she can stay.
Barbara is admiring the display of flowers decorating the lounge
room at Dural, and she tells Rosie that she's done them beautifully.
They hear a car pull up outside, and look out the window. Rosie
remarks that Fiona's arrived. She then notices that Patricia is
also out there as well...
Stephen and Patricia get out of Stephen's Rolls and Patricia
walks over to Fiona and says a curt hello. She introduces Stephen.
Fiona remarks that she's surprised to see Patricia there. Stephen
explains that it was a last-minute decision. Fiona takes the opportunity
to tell Patricia that John and Jill are coming to live at Woombai
- permanently. Patricia looks annoyed briefly, but then says she's
just delighted that the two of them are together again. She and
Stephen go inside.
In the lounge room, Rosie tells Barbara that if Patricia spoils
the day, she'll have her to deal with. Barbara replies
that Patricia won't be staying long enough to spoil anything.
Patricia and Stephen enter the house, with Fiona following behind.
Fiona hands Barbara a present, which Barbara graciously accepts.
Patricia then turns to Stephen and tells him that they left their
present in the car. He goes back out to get it, and Fiona heads
off to find Rosie. Alone with Barbara, Patricia says to her that
she does hope Barbara will like her and Stephen's present. Barbara
frostily replies that Stephen has impeccable taste - in most
things... Patricia retorts that it's nice to see Barbara coping
so well - she thinks Barbara is very brave to go through with
the wedding when she's not fully recovered. Barbara looks annoyed.
A while later, Patricia is outside talking to Angela, and she
tells her that it's good to see her looking so well. She asks
Angela if she's going to come down to Melbourne, but Angela explains
about her and Paul deciding to stay together in Sydney. When Patricia
tries to protest, Angela tells her that the subject is closed.
Patricia comments that she really is going to be on her own, but
Angela points out that she and John aren't leaving the country.
Patricia says she supposes she'll survive... Angela tells her
to stop trying to make them feel guilty.
In the flat, Patricia is talking to John and Jill, and she tells
them that it's so good to see them back together again. She then
adds that she wishes she could say the same about Angela and Paul.
John tells his mother that he and Angela will do whatever they
can to help her. There's a knock on the door: Matt is standing
there. John introduces him to Patricia, and Matt, looking at her
intently, remarks that this is a very pleasant surprise. A gleam
in his eye, he adds that she's not exactly as he pictured... Turning
to John, he asks to have a few moments with him. Patricia and
Jill leave them to it. Matt says to John that he thought he might
like to talk about Angela. John replies that he's pleased to see
she's better again, but he's not too happy about Paul. Matt then
asks John how he is, and he replies that he hasn't felt
so happy for months. He apologises to Matt for the way
he behaved at Woombai, and he then suggests they join the others.
In the lounge room in the main house, Wayne is standing with
a drink as Rosie says to him that it's time he left to pick up
Barbara's former mother-in-law. Out in the hall, Paul and Angela
are coming downstairs talking about Gordon having told Paul he
can't stay there. Paul tells Angela not to make a scene in front
of everyone. Wayne listens as they argue and Paul says they can
find a place close by. Angela snaps that she's going to have it
out with Wayne: she's sick of the spoilt brat always getting his
own way. The two of them go into the study and Angela tells Gordon,
who's already in there, that they have to talk. Gordon responds
that he doesn't think this is the time, but Angela ignores this
and continues that he caves in every time; Wayne has got him twisted
around his little finger. Wayne is listening outside the slightly-ajar
door as Angela continues that Gordon's only acting out of guilt.
Seeing the look of worry on Gordon's face about Paul standing
there, Angela tells him that Paul already knows. Gordon snaps
that she had no right to tell Paul, but Angela tells him that
no one's going to judge him; she can understand how he
felt. Gordon replies that it wasn't Wayne's fault Nancy
died - but he was prepared to stand by and let him die
too; he saw it as some sort of revenge. Angela tells Gordon that
it was a long time ago, and he can't go on making it up to Wayne
forever. Wayne, having heard every word, looks shocked.
The wedding guests have gathered outside the church, and John
and Jill are talking to Patricia and asking where she met Stephen.
She explains about him buying Toorak. Gordon joins them and asks
if anyone has see Wayne. Everyone says 'no'. Stephen explains
that he's just spoken to old Mrs. Armstrong and Wayne hasn't turned
up. Stephen offers to go and collect her, but Gordon tells him
that he may be needed as best man if Wayne isn't there. John offers
to go, and Gordon gives him directions. He heads off. The remaining
guests go into the church.
Wayne is sitting on a seat by the edge of the swimming pool at
the back of Dural, staring at his reflection in the water and
looking upset. He slowly loosens and takes off his tie and undoes
his top shirt button. He then stands up.
The organ is playing in the church as John escorts old Mrs. Armstrong
to a seat next to Matt. With Wayne absent, Stephen is standing
next to Gordon.
Wayne slowly walks, via the front door, into the hallway at Dural.
He then slowly approaches the lounge room.
Barbara begins her approach to the altar, accompanied by a gentleman
of unknown identity.
Wayne walks slowly towards the table that has been set up in
the lounge room. It is laden with food, including the wedding
The congregation stands as Barbara limps down the aisle.
Wayne looks bitterly at the wedding cake, which has a mini bride
and groom on top.
As Barbara takes her place next to Gordon, he tells her that
he's very proud of her. The vicar starts the ceremony.
Wayne stands by the table.
The vicar pronounces Gordon and Barbara to be husband and wife.
They turn and kiss each other tenderly.
Wayne swipes a plate of food off the table and onto the floor.
He then pulls the wedding cake towards him, looks at it for a
few seconds and starts punching it, reining down blow after blow.
The two tiers collapse as he destroys it completely. He then sits
down on a chair and breaks down in tears.