Fiona tells Beth to come on - she doesn't buy a word of what
she's said. Beth insists that it's the truth, but Fiona snaps
that it's a pack of lies. Realising she has no choice, Beth tells
Fiona that she does work for Michael Wilson; she then
adds, though, that if Fiona was looking for her daughter,
would she really want to advertise the fact that she was on the
game? She continues that she had to appear respectable, or she'd
run the risk of Jill finding out about her. Fiona listens, but
then says it doesn't explain why Beth came back. She adds that
Jill needs a mother like Beth like she needs a hole in the head.
In the reception area at the guest house, two men are having
some drinks and are chatting to the receptionist about the lack
of things to do in the area - they imply that they'd like some
women around. Michael Wilson is sitting in a chair nearby, listening
and smiling to himself. When the men wander off, the receptionist
remarks to Wilson that she reckons they'd have been happier taking
a holiday in Kings Cross. Wilson looks thoughtful.
In the main house, Beth tells Fiona that she thought she, of
all people, would understand why she kept the truth from Jill.
Fiona snaps that she doesn't know what Beth is inferring, but
she makes it her business to know a lot of people. She asks Beth
why she came back, and Beth replies that she was scared,
and the only person who came to mind was Jill. Fiona asks Beth
what she's scared of, and Beth tells her that the people are looking
for her who had her bashed. Fiona asks about Michael Wilson, and
Beth replies that he wants her back at the agency. Fiona tells
Beth that she believes her, and agrees that she won't say anything
to Jill. She then adds, though, that she wants both Beth and Wilson
out of there first thing in the morning.
The receptionist at the guest house clears the glasses from the
reception desk. Wilson and Beth are sitting in the chairs nearby,
and Wilson nastily remarks to Beth that it's a bit of bad luck,
as it's not convenient at all: a lot of guests there
are wealthy men and there's not a lot to keep them happy... Beth
looks shocked as he continues that some of the guests have good
money, so why not spend it on her?
Wayne and Jill return to the house after a walk, and Jill asks
if Beth is around. Fiona tells her that she isn't. Jill continues
that she hopes Beth takes a while to sort herself out, as it would
be nice if she could stay for a while. Fiona looks guilty.
Beth tells Wilson that it's too dangerous. Wilson retorts that
it isn't if they're careful. Beth persists that Jill will find
out, and it would hurt her if she found out the truth about her.
Wilson snaps that he doesn't even know the girl and he
points out that she isn't really even Beth's daughter. Beth reminds
him that Fiona still wants them out. Wilson tells her to convince
Gordon and Barbara arrive back at Dural, and Gordon tells his
wife that he feels bad about coming home early. Barbara reminds
him that it was her idea. She adds that, until he sorts
things out with Wayne, he's going to be a pain in the proverbial!
Gordon goes into the study to 'phone Woombai.
At Woombai, Jill and Fiona are talking about John's
attitude to the men on the property. Wayne chips in that he's
still acting like he's on the parade ground. The 'phone suddenly
starts ringing and Fiona answers it. Gordon comes on and Fiona
tells Wayne that it's his father. Wayne bitterly and sarcastically
says, "Surprise, surprise." He takes the 'phone and
snaps to Gordon, "Fancy hearing from you."
Gordon tells Wayne that they need to talk - but face-to-face,
not over the 'phone. He adds that he thinks it's bad for Wayne
to be at Woombai. Wayne retorts that it never worried him before.
Gordon asks Wayne to come home so they can talk quietly and calmly.
Wayne just snaps, "Talk to yourself."
Barbara is sitting in the lounge room at Dural, looking at the
post that has accumulated in her and Gordon's absence. Angela
is also there, and she tells Barbara not to worry about dinner
as there's lots of food in the kitchen. Barbara opens one of the
envelopes and smiles when she sees that it contains a wedding
card from David and Beryl. At that moment, Gordon comes in and
announces that Wayne hung up on him.
Wayne is sitting, drinking, at Woombai when Jill comes in and
asks if he talked to his father. Wayne says he did, but Gordon
won't be calling back. He adds that his father wanted him to go
home and talk. Jill suggest that that's good, isn't it? Wayne,
though, snaps that Gordon doesn't give a damn about him - he's
just trying to make himself feel happier. He continues
that he bets Barbara's wondering what she married. Jill tells
Wayne that he should talk to his father, but Wayne snaps,
"No chance." He adds that nothing is going to solve
the problem - nothing Gordon says or does or thinks or feels...;
nothing. As he goes to take another sip of his drink,
Jill tries to snatch his glass away, but Wayne stops her and he
downs the contents. He then appears to think of something and
continues that it would be fun watching his father try; watching
him crawl...; if Gordon wants to talk, he'll give him
talk. He tells Jill to let Fiona know that he's taken one of the
cars. Jill tries to tell him that he can't drive in his drunken
condition, but he ignores this and storms out, saying as he does
so that it's time Gordon paid for what he did to him.
Sometime later, Fiona and Jill are playing a board game, but
Jill is preoccupied, and she tells Fiona that she can't stop worrying
about Wayne. Fiona comments that she can't understand why Jill
is still friends with him. Jill replies that he's vulnerable...
She adds that he's warm and affectionate with people he loves.
Fiona asks Jill if she could ever fall in love with him again.
Jill replies that he's a friend. She then adds that it's
probably good that he's gone, as the way John's been carrying
on lately, she's got enough on her plate.
Gordon is pacing the floor of the lounge room at Dural. Barbara
and Angela both point out to him that Wayne won't be there until
late, but that doesn't stop him going outside to have a look.
Barbara follows him to the front door and asks him to come and
sit down. Gordon, though, goes to the study to do some work. Barbara
says to Angela that she hopes Wayne will be reasonable. Angela
smiles and tells Barbara that she's glad she married Gordon. Barbara
thanks her, and then asks about her and Rob. Angela replies that
she's handling it OK now; Rob is the one she's
Rob, David, Kevin, Peter and Tony pile back into The Terrace
after a men's night out! They're talking loudly and laughing as
they go into the kitchen, where Rob gets some more cans of lager
out of the fridge and hands them around. He jokes about David
prancing around in front of a camera, and Peter asks David if
he's really going to go into the modelling business. David tells
him to wait and see. Rob says he reckons Mrs. Collins has got
her eye on David! There's laughter all round!
At the Palmers', Beryl opens the front door and lets Mrs. Collins
in. They go into the lounge room where Beryl offers Mrs. Collins
a cuppa. She then adds that she hopes they can finish before the
men get home. They sit down and Mrs. Collins asks if David could
be interested in her offer. Beryl replies that he isn't yet...
She then tells Mrs. Collins that she'd like more details, and
asks if David could really earn all that much money. Mrs. Collins
looks bemused as she replies that it's possible, but only in the
top bracket; David won't get that much initially. She continues
that David is different from most men - he has an earthly quality
that could interest a number of her clients. Beryl remarks that
it's not going to be easy to talk him into it. Mrs. Collins asks
her to get David to come along to a photographic session. Beryl
agrees to try. Mrs. Collins decides to go before they're caught
talking behind David's back.
At The Terrace, the men are sitting around a table in the dining
area, trying to be quiet because Lynn is asleep upstairs. Kevin
stands up and announces that he reckons they should let Peter
know how they feel. He continues that the reason they're there
tonight is for Peter, to wish him luck; he'll be sorry to see
him go, as he's been a good friend. He holds out his hand and
Peter shakes it. Peter himself then stands up and tells the group
that he's never met a nicer bunch of people; it's great to know
he's got good mates - especially under the circumstances. Tony
looks uncomfortable as the speeches go on, and he stands up and
says he's going to the kitchen to get another beer. When he's
gone, Kevin tells David that he thinks Tony is a pain in the neck.
Gordon is sitting in the study at Dural with only the minimum
of light. He suddenly hears a car approaching and then screeching
to a halt outside. In the hallway, Angela tells Barbara that she'll
get out of the way. Gordon comes out of the study and tells Barbara
to wish him luck. Wayne bursts in through the front door and slurs
at Gordon, "If you want to talk, let's talk."
A short time later, in the lounge room, Wayne slurs that he only
came back to tell Godon that there's no way he's coming back there
to live - not even if Gordon was to go down on his rotten knees
and beg. He then adds that it would be really good to
see his father do that, but it wouldn't make any difference. Gordon
tells him to calm down, but Wayne refuses. He then turns to Barbara
and tells her that he reckons she's married a German. Gordon snaps
at Wayne to shut up. Barbara tells Wayne to go upstairs and sober
up; they can talk later. Wayne agrees, saying he wants to be able
to think straight enough to tell Gordon exactly what he is. He
goes. Gordon says to Barbara that Wayne hates him.
Beth is on the 'phone at Woombai, talking to Michael Wilson.
She tells him that Fiona still wants them out in the morning,
and there's no way she'll change her mind. Wilson retorts that
he hasn't changed his. He then tells Beth to
come over to the riding school, as there's a gentleman over there
who he wants to introduce her to. As Beth hangs up, Jill comes
in to say goodnight. She then heads off to bed. Fiona, who followed
Jill in, asks Beth why she didn't tell Jill that she's leaving.
Beth replies that she was hoping Fiona would change her mind.
Fiona retorts that she's not going to change her mind.
Beth tells Fiona that she's one of the hardest people she's ever
met. Something suddenly appears to occur to her, and she accuses
Fiona of being jealous of her. Fiona tells her not to
be so ridiculous, but Beth continues that Fiona has been acting
like Jill's mother and now she doesn't like her, a prostitute,
coming in and taking over. Fiona looks furious, but Beth tells
her that, if she can look her in the eye and say there isn't an
ounce of truth in that, she'll pack her bags and leave now.
Fiona angrily snaps, "Alright, you can stay." She storms
Gordon and Barbara are talking in the lounge room at Dural, and
Gordon remarks that Wayne has been upstairs for a while now. They
suddenly hear a noise coming from upstairs and they go out to
the hallway. Wayne is standing on the stairs, still looking the
worse for wear. Gordon offers to help him, but Wayne snaps that
he doesn't need help. He suddenly appears to lose his balance,
though, and he rolls down the stairs to the bottom. He ends up
lying on his back on the hallway floor. Gordon tries to help him
up, but as he moves, Wayne yells in pain. He cries that it's like
it was after his accident: he can't move.