Lynn pulls away and tells Phillipe, "Don't." Phillipe
tells Lynn that he hasn't been able to stop thinking about her
since she left Paris. Not wanting Rob to overhear them, Lynn tells
Phillipe to into the kitchen. In there, Lynn explains that they've
got to be quiet as someone is asleep upstairs. Phillipe tries
to kiss her again, but Lynn pulls away. Phillipe asks if the person
asleep is Lynn's lover. Lynn looks sheepish. She tells Phillipe
that it isn't, but there is something he should know:
she's married; she has a husband and a baby. Phillipe looks upset.
Angela is at the Morrells' Sydney apartment, and she says to
Patricia, "Surprise me next time!" Patricia
tells Angela that she'll give her a guided tour of the place!
Angela looks round and asks if they're going to use the place
for entertaining. Patricia replies that they'll probably hold
some business functions there. She also adds that she and Stephen
are going to divide their time between Sydney and Melbourne. Angela
asks how it all happened, as Barbara wouldn't give her the details.
Patricia retorts that Barbara thinks she grabbed Stephen for his
money, but nothing could be further from the truth; initially
she went away with him for selfish reasons, but after a week,
she was head over heels - he's so exciting! Stephen,
who has just come into the room and has overheard this last statement,
tells Angela that he's an amazing lover! Angela congratulates
him on the marriage, and Stephen remarks that it's nice to see
someone smiling at their news.
At The Terrace, Lynn tells Phillipe that that was the real story
of her trip; she's sorry she lied to him - she doesn't want him
to think she was using him as a shoulder to cry on. Phillipe asks
what was she using him for. Lynn tells him that it was
nothing - she was lonely. Phillipe points out that she was standoffish
for two weeks after they met; why did she change her mind? Lynn
replies that it was her and Kevin's wedding anniversary - some
flowers arrived and she thought they were from Kevin, but they
were from him. She continues that the affair happened,
but... Phillipe interrupts to say she's sorry it did. Lynn denies
she meant this, but then adds that it's a mess - for him as well,
what with him coming all that way. Phillipe points out that it
was his choice - he was trying to be romantic. He suggests that,
if they can't lovers, they can still be friends - and he can have
a wonderful holiday. Lynn thanks him for taking it so well. Phillipe
replies that life is too short to be angry at things you can't
Angela tells Patricia and Stephen that being forced to talk about
your marriage breakdown...; even the name 'marriage guidance'
sounds grim. Stephen announces that he has work to do, and he
tells Angela that he'll see her before she goes. He leaves the
room, and Angela remarks to Patricia that he's very nice. She
then asks her mother if she thinks she should have more sessions
with Rob. Patricia, though, says she can't really give her any
advice: if she tells her to go ahead, Paul will think
she's the world's worst; if she tells her not to, Rob
will think the same thing; and if she tells Angela that she's
better off without either of them...; she can't win.
She tells Angela that whatever she decides, she hopes she's as
happy in the long run as she is with Stephen.
Rob comes downstairs at The Terrace and goes into the kitchen.
Lynn and Phillipe are still sitting there talking, and Lynn introduces
'Phillipe Souchon' to Rob as a friend from Paris. She adds that
Phillipe is over for a holiday. Rob asks him if he's staying in
Melbourne long, but Phillipe says he's not sure. Rob remarks on
the cases in the hall and asks him if Lynn has invited him to
stay. Phillipe replies that she hasn't, and Rob tells him that
the spare room is his if he wants it. Feeling awkward, Lynn says
she thinks Phillipe has already made other arrangements. Phillipe
suggests that it will be a bit cramped what with Rob, Lynn, Kevin
and their child. Rob points out that Kevin is over at Beryl's.
Lynn embarrassedly tells Phillipe that she hasn't filled him in
on all the news. Phillipe asks her if she and Kevin are separated.
Lynn nervously replies, "Not exactly." Phillipe turns
to Rob and tells him that it's very kind of him to offer the room
- he'll have a better holiday than he was expecting. Lynn smiles
The 'phone rings at the Palmers'. Kevin calls out to ask someone
to get it, but Tony, who's sitting in the lounge room, doesn't
budge. Kevin annoyedly comes in and answers it. It's Lynn, who,
hearing the irate tone in his voice, asks what's wrong. Kevin
snaps about Tony's laziness and about the fact that he has a lousy
cold. He then asks Lynn if she just called to say hello. Lynn
replies that she's got a friend staying there from Paris - she
was hoping Kevin can come over for dinner tonight. Kevin tells
her that he'd be lousy company, but Lynn pleads, "Please?"
Kevin agrees. He hangs up and doesn't hear as Lynn says her friend's
name is Phillipe. At The Terrace, Rob comes in and says he's heading
off to Adelaide and will be back tomorrow. He goes. Phillipe asks
Lynn about the fact that she's not living with her husband. Lynn
nervously replies that he's coming over for dinner tonight. Phillipe
laughs at Lynn and comments at the look on her face. He asks her
what she thinks he's going to do. Lynn tells him that she and
Kevin are working out their problems. Phillipe replies that he
looks forward to meeting the competition!
Tony and Kevin are in the Palmers' kitchen; Tony has lost a comic.
David comes in and asks Kevin how he feels. He complains that
he's feels lousy. He then adds that he's going out tonight
- a friend of Lynn's is over from Paris and she wants him to meet
her. Tony jokes that they should bring her round there
and introduce her!
At Woombai, John is exercising in the living room with the radio
on loudly when Fiona comes in. She curtly remarks on the noise,
but John explains that he's working out his routine for the exercise
class - he's got three bookings this afternoon, and what with
the attention that the notice in town is getting, he should have
a good-sized class. Fiona tells him that it's more morbid-curiosity
than anything else. She explains that she got quite a few odd
looks in town - word is out. John asks her if she means about
Beth. Fiona replies that Sharon in reception has had a gossip
field day. John asks her what she's going to do, but Fiona says,
"Nothing." She then adds that she's more worried about
Jill than the reception of the riding school - she just
hopes she doesn't cop any flack. John says he doesn't see why
she should, but Fiona tells him that people can ask some
pretty tactless questions when they're curious - and to have a
'real live hooker' in the area is probably the biggest news since
sliced bread. John points out that it's not as if Jill is doing
anything. Fiona suggests that he call by and see her, but John
retorts that, if Jill has any trouble, she knows where to come.
Fiona snaps at him not to be so damn proud, but John just replies
that he'll see her after class, and he walks out.
At the garage, Terry is filling a car with petrol when two teenage
lads go into the store area. Jill, who is at the counter, asks
them if she can help. One of the lads says she used to work out
at the riding school, didn't she? Jill says, "Yeah."
The lad asks her why she's working there now. Jill replies
that she has to earn money somehow. The other lad says
he bets she doesn't earn as much there as she did at the riding
school. Jill tells them that she wasn't working out there.
The first lad laughs that that's not what they heard.
They snigger and then run off, leaving Jill looking shocked. Out
on the forecourt, the boys get on their bikes and ride off. Terry
warns them to watch where they're riding. He goes into the store
and asks Jill if they nicked anything. Jill says they didn't.
Terry asks what they were up to, but Jill replies that they were
just being kids. Terry tells her that, if they cause any more
trouble, she should just give him a yell. Jill says she's sure
she can manage. Terry goes back outside, where one of the other
workers, Freddy, comments to him that he's after it for free,
is he? Terry snaps at him to give it a rest. Freddy then asks
him if he reckons she's the one. Terry replies that she's good
looking enough to charge, that's for sure. Freddy says it has
to be her. He asks Terry if he's going to have a crack at it,
and Terry says, "Maybe..." Freddy tells him that it's
a good thing it's payday, but Terry retorts that he's never paid
for a woman in his life, and he's not intending to start
now. He then adds that he might do her a favour and ask
Later, Terry is sitting in his car on the garage forecourt. Freddy
tells him that he'll talk to him tomorrow. They see Jill come
out of the shop and Freddy tells Terry to go for it - he reckons
he'll have no worries. Terry starts up his car and calls out to
Jill to ask if she wants a lift. Jill, though, says it's a nice
day for a walk. At that moment, John pulls up in his car and gets
out. Jill quickly gets in Terry's car and tells him to drive -
and to lose John's car while he's at it. Terry roars off.
After a while, Terry stops his car on a track, apparently in
the middle of nowhere. Jill says he must think she's crazy. Terry
asks her who the guy was, and Jill replies that he's an old boyfriend.
She suggests they get going, but Terry tells her that there's
no rush. Jill says she'd rather not just sit around there. Terry
suggests that they don't just have to sit, but Jill tells him
not to be silly. Terry says he's not being silly - he
likes her. He starts stroking her hair and tells her
that he doesn't see why they can't have a bit of fun. Jill tells
him to stop it, but he persists in running his fingers through
her hair, and Jill angrily asks him what the hell he thinks he's
doing. She opens the door, gets out of the car and says she'll
walk. She's only taken a few steps, though, when Terry catches
up with her and tells her to get back in the car. Jill snaps that
she's not going to hang around and have him mauling her. Terry
asks if his money's not good enough - he supposes she
prefers those rich old blokes at the riding school. Jill angrily
asks him what the hell he's talking about. Terry pulls
a wad of notes out of his jeans and tells her that, if she wants
money... He then grabs her and starts dragging her back to the
car. Jill tries to struggle but Terry is too strong...
At the Palmers', Tony is reading Playboy magazine! Kevin comes
in and asks if it's one step up on Spiderman! Tony shows him the
centrefold and says he'll take her over Spiderman
any day! The 'phone starts ringing and Tony answers it. Lynn comes
on and asks if Beryl is there. Tony replies that she's at the
shops, and he asks if there's any message. Lynn says to tell her
that Phillipe is coooking a meal for her and Kevin tonight and
he's using coffee shop supplies, but she'll see they're replaced.
Tony asks if Phillipe is the French sheila. Lynn replies that
he's a bloke - 'Phillipe' is the French version of 'Philip'. Tony
smiles and says he'll give Beryl the message. He hangs up and
goes into the kitchen, where Kevin is looking for the shoe polish.
Tony tells him that he doesn't have to worry about impressing
the frog sheila, as the frog sheila is a frog bloke.
He tells Kevin to get over there pretty quick, as they tell him
the frog blokes come on stronger! Kevin snaps at Tony to cool
it, but Tony tells Kevin to knock before he goes in - he doesn't
want to walk in on anything! Upon hearing this, Kevin grabs Tony
by his shirt collars and tells him that he's really had a gutful
of him. David comes in at that moment, though, and asks what the
hell is going on. Kevin tells his father that he might
want Tony there, but he and Beryl don't; if he's not gone by the
time he gets back, he's going.
At The Terrace, Lynn tells Phillipe that he'll really like Kevin.
Phillipe replies that Kevin is very lucky. Lynn tells Phillipe
to be careful what he says, as Australian men are very possessive;
she and Kevin are trying to sort things out and get back together
- she doesn't want him to be jealous or think-- Phillipe concludes
the sentence, saying, "We're having an affair?" Lynn
tells him that they're not. There's a knock on the front
door and Phillipe promises Lynn that he'll be on his best behaviour.
Lynn goes to answer the door and, upon seeing Kevin, tells him
that he looks terrible! Kevin, though, says he'll be right. He
hands her a bottle of wine. Lynn says she'll put it away as Phillipe
has cooked a meal and bought the wine to go with it. Kevin looks
put out. The two of them go into the kitchen, where Lynn introduces
the Kevin to Phillipe. She offers them both a drink. Kevin says
he'll have a beer, while Phillipe opts for mineral water. Kevin
remarks that he read that they're better off drinking tap
water. Phillipe, though, says he likes it - that's all that matters.
Kevin asks what's for dinner, and Phillipe replies that it's bouillabaisse.
Kevin peers into the pan on the stove and asks why all the fish
heads are in there. Phillipe replies, "More flavour."
He tells Kevin that he doesn't have to eat them, but Kevin snaps
at him that he should have cooked something Australian, as he's
not in France now.
At Woombai, John tells Fiona that if Jill's going to be so childish,
he doesn't want to know; she and her boyfriend took off like a
rocket, and when he tried to follow, the bloke started doing wheelies
round bush tracks and lost him; he must be some kind of speed
freak. Fiona listens and then tells John that he knows damn well
that the guy isn't Jill's boyfriend. She tells John to act like
a sensible human being for once in his life. John snaps that the
sensible thing to do is forget about her.
It's dark when Jill opens the door of her room at the pub, having
just arrived back there. She shuts the door and turns the light
on; there's a look of horror and fear on her face. She makes her
way over to the bed unsteadily, sits down on it and starts crying,
the shock at what has happened overwhelming her.