Kevin and Lynn are still at the hospital, but Kevin complains
that he feels so useless just sitting there. Lynn assures
him that the doctors will tell them as soon as they know something.
Beryl joins them with some drinks from a vending machine, and
as she hands them out, she tells Kevin that she wishes he'd talk
to David. Kevin snaps that he only said what he thinks. Beryl
tells him that David is just as worried about Davey as he
is. Kevin snaps that he didn't say he isn't. Beryl continues
that she feels just the same about Tony as he does, but
Kevin snaps at her to tell that to David. Giving up, Beryl goes
to sit with David just round the corner. As she sits down, David
remarks that he hasn't seen Tony around. Beryl immediately snaps
that she wishes he'd stop talking about Tony for five seconds;
she wishes he'd try and understand how they feel towards
the kid. David angrily asks Beryl if she thinks Tony did it deliberately.
Beryl says she doesn't, but she does add that Kevin is out of
his mind that Davey might die. David mutters that he's not going
to treat a good lad like the mongrel dog everyone thinks
At The Terrace, Rob is sitting at a table in the dining area,
and he asks Angela to read out some figures. As she reads them
out from a book, he types them into a calculator. She has only
read out a couple of figures when she stops, a distant expression
on her face. Rob asks her what's wrong, and she replies that she
can't concentrate with Davey in hospital. Rob tells her that he's
sure they'll hear if anything happens. Angela murmurs agreement.
She then tells Rob that she hasn't been very fair on him about
the coffee shop - letting him do all the work. Rob points out
that Beryl and the kids help, but Angela tells him that he
takes the responsibility, plus he has his other job; it was her
idea to open the place and then she takes off and lets him run
it. Rob assures her that it doesn't matter; it's just nice to
sit and talk and not argue. As he says this, Phillipe comes in
carrying a tray of food and wine. He tells Rob and Angela that
he could overhear their converstaion from the kitchen and he wondered
whether they should have someone looking after the business full
time. Angela asks if he means they should employ a manager. Phillipe
replies that it's up to them, but he's a fully-trained chef -
he could make it the best restaurant in Australia! He also points
out that it would mean no more worry for them. Angela
says she thinks it's great idea! Phillipe assures her
that she won't be sorry! The three of them raise their glasses.
Charlie is on the 'phone at Toorak, and she tells the person
on the other end - Angela - that she'd love to come to
lunch tomorrow! Angela explains that she's discovered a marvellous
French chef - and he's very handsome! Charlie asks if he's married
and Angela replies, "No!" She then adds a promise that
Charlie won't be disappointed! Charlie says she can hardly wait!
She then adds that she'll tell Patricia, as she'd love to join
them. Angela, though, hurriedly suggests that that's not a good
idea, as Phillipe works at The Terrace and Patricia doesn't get
on with Rob. Charlie smiles and remarks that it's less competition
for her! Angela assures Charlie that she doesn't have
to worry about Patricia these days, as she seems pretty happy!
Charlie agrees. She then tells Angela that Paul has been calling
all evening and he didn't sound too happy when she told him that
Angela was with Rob. She suggests to Angela that she call him,
but Angela says she'll do it tomorrow. Charlie tells her not to
leave it too long as she doesn't want to lose him...
The calls ends and both women hang up. At The Terrace, Angela
tells Phillipe that he'll be the talk of the track set by tomorrow
night! Rob asks Angela what she's going to do tomorrow, referring
to when she told Charlie that she'd call someone tomorrow. Angela
replies that there's an old friend of the family she's supposed
to call; it's nothing important...
At the hospital, a doctor tells Kevin and Lynn that there's really
not any point in them staying. From around the corner, Beryl spots
the doctor talking to the kids and she and David walk over to
join them. The doctor explains that Davey is fighting pneumonia
but he isn't getting any worse. Lynn tells Beryl that the doctor
thinks they should go home. Kevin says he wouldn't be able to
sleep, so he might as well stay, but Beryl tells him that the
doctor is right: they can call the hospital in the morning. David
offers the kids a lift home and Lynn smiles gratefully, but Kevin
snaps that they'll get a cab, and Lynn's face immediately drops.
They go. Beryl tells David not to get upset, but David snaps that
he'll get more than upset - he'll clip Kevin round the ear.
Beryl and David arrive home and, finding the house empty, David
remarks that he thought Tony would have been there. Beryl snaps,
"Did you?" David asks where else he would go. He heads
off to check Tony's room while Beryl goes into the kitchen and
gets some milk and eggs out of the 'fridge. As she closes the
'fridge door, David comes back and announces that Tony has shot
through: all his things are gone. Beryl tells him that Tony's
not his responsibility, and she suggests that he's more interested
in Tony than in his own family. She adds that, pretty soon, none
of the kids will want to know them. David snaps that, if they
want to walk around being unreasonable, good luck to them - but
he's not going to apologise for something he didn't do. He starts
to head out and Beryl asks him where he's going. David snaps,
"Out to get drunk - I've had the bloody lot of you."
He stops in his tracks, though, and turns and tells Beryl that
he's not taking it out on her. Beryl replies that she
wants to understand but she's stuck in the middle. They
hug, and David tells her that he just wants to bring Tony back;
there are a couple of things she doesn't know.
The next morning, Kevin is on the 'phone at The Terrace, and
he asks the nurse at the hospital to call if there's any news.
He hangs up and tells Lynn that there's no change. He adds, though,
that Davey is a little fighter. He then tells her that he gave
the hospital her work number, but she replies that there was no
need, as she's staying home. Kevin asks what Mrs. Collins will
think, but Lynn snaps that she hasn't got a sick
baby. Kevin says he feels like he shouldn't go to
work, but Lynn points out that it's easy for him to get away if
he has to. She tells him to get a move on and she'll ring Maggie.
Kevin heads off and Lynn goes to the 'phone. As Kevin is about
to open the front door, Phillipe comes in carrying a box of vegetables.
He asks how Davey is and Kevin replies that he's the same as last
night. Phillipe says he's sure he'll recover soon. Kevin goes
and Phillipe heads into the kitchen. Lynn is on the 'phone, arguing
with Mrs. Collins and saying she's just explained... She eventually
gives in, but tells Mrs. Collins that, if she's called away, that's
it: she's going. She hangs up and turns to Phillipe, telling him
that Maggie is sure Davey will be OK. Phillipe remarks that Lynn
doesn't really want to go, and Lynn shakes her head. Phillipe
asks her if her husband and child mean more to her. Lynn
replies that she's only just starting to realise how much.
Phillipe tells her that he's sure everything will work out. He
kisses Lynn on the forehead and Lynn tells him that he's a good
Barbara and Gordon arrive at Woombai and Fiona welcomes them
and asks if they had a good trip. Barbara replies that they have
the perfect marriage: Gordon drinks and she drives! Gordon asks
if Wayne isn't about and Fiona replies that he and Jill have gone
for a walk somewhere. Barbara suggests that that gives them time
to chat, but Fiona says she was hoping to talk serious business
A short time later, Gordon is looking at a set of books as Fiona
tells him that he can see her problem: ever since Ramberg went
to the wall it's been a struggle to make ends meet. Gordon asks
if the riding school isn't paying its way, and Fiona replies that
it will in twelve months, but not yet. Gordon asks if the bank
can't lend her some money, but Fiona replies that it's not exactly
carryover finance she needs. Gordon says, "Capital?"
Fiona says yes - plus it would be nice to have some help in running
the place - so she's decided to take on a partner. Barbara looks
surprised and remarks that that's a bit risky. Fiona says she
knows - that's why she's giving Gordon first option. Gordon raises
his eyebrows and says, "Me?" Fiona tells him that she
always said she'd give him the chance to buy back in one day.
Gordon looks worried and says he doesn't know. Fiona comments
that she thought he'd jump at the idea. Gordon replies
that he appreciates her thinking of him first, and he could put
her in touch with a couple of people who might be interested,
but, as for him, he'll have to say 'no thankyou'. Barbara looks
At The Terrace, Charlie is telling Phillipe and Angela about
her trip to France and about how she saw all these men in uniform
maching past her window and she didn't even realise it was Bastille
Day! Phillipe asks her if she enjoyed the parade, and Charlie
replies that it was marvellous - all those uniforms;
she's never had so much fun! Laughing, Angela suggests that they'd
better order! Charlie says, "Decisions decisions!" and
remarks on the fact that they have their very own private menu.
She then adds that she thinks she'll have Phillipe instead! Angela
laughs, "Charlie!" Charlie orders something in French
and Angela says she'll have the same. Phillipe goes to prepare
the order, leaving Angela to ask Charlie what she thinks. Charlie
replies that, if his cooking is half as good as he looks, she'll
book a permanent table!
At Woombai, Barbara tells Gordon that she can understand why
he's not taking up Fiona's offer: it's Wayne - he's worried how
he might react. Gordon replies that Wayne is tolerating him at
the moment because it suits him financially, but he can break
through to him if he does the right thing. Barbara listens but
then tells Gordon that she thinks he's wrong to dismiss the idea
out of hand. Gordon, though, says Wayne is more important to him
than Woombai. Barbara tells him that she thinks he'll be very
sorry he didn't think the matter over more carefully. Gordon jokingly
asks her if that's what she sees in her crystal ball! Barbara
smiles but insists that she's serious! Gordon tells her
that if he does buy in, it will be through the company
and Stephen will find himself half-owner. Barbara asks him to
think things over carefully, and not make any snap decisions.
Gordon decides to go out for a wander.
A while later, Barbara joins Fiona outside on the verandah. Fiona,
who is writing some letters, asks where Gordon is. Barbara explains
that he's out walking; she then adds that she thinks she might
have managed to convince him to rethink Fiona's offer. Fiona comments
that she was surprised when he said no, but Barbara tells her
that he feels he has his reasons. Fiona suddenly spots Wayne and
Jill walking in the distance, and Barbara, also spotting them
looking very friendly, remarks that, when John came up to Sydney,
she wondered why Wayne was so keen to go visiting; he's
obviously as keen as mustard. Fiona says Wayne and Jill are just
good friends - and if she had her way, they wouldn't
even be that. Barbara, though, tells Fiona that she thinks
she's too close to see it. Fiona replies that Wayne doesn't stand
a chance with Jill - she learned her lessson from him last
time. Barbara, though, says Wayne doesn't know that - he's too
conceited. A thought then appears to cross her mind and she tells
Fiona that Gordon might agree to be her partner if she agrees
to let her the little idea she has in mind work.
Sometime later, inside, Wayne snaps that Barbara has got to be
kidding - why the hell should he let Gordon think he's forgotten
everything? Barbara retorts that it's so he won't feel bad about
buying a half share in Woombai. She asks Wayne if he hasn't heard
of the word 'forgiveness'? Wayne snaps that he hasn't when people
want him dead. Barbara snaps that if Wayne had any sense
he must realise be there would be something in it for him
if Gordon takes up the offer. She continues that Fiona will give
him his marching orders as soon as she and Gordon leave, and there'll
be no more cosy walks with Jill... Wayne warns Barbara, "Hang
on..." but Barbara continues that, if Gordon takes
up the offer, no one could kick him off the property...
A while later, Fiona serves drinks in the living room, and Barbara
thanks her for going along with her. Fiona sourly comments that
Wayne has been up to a few tricks since he arrived and she was
looking forward to giving him the big heave-ho; Gordon being so
happy is the only thing that could really make up for it. Barbara
asks how Jill is, as she looks a bit strained. Fiona, wanting
to keep the real situation quiet, replies that it's nothing serious
- just a bit of a virus...
Outside, Fiona proposes a toast to a long and very happy partnership!
Gordon says he feels as if he's come home again! He then continues
that Wayne is one he should be thanking - it was his
idea more than anyone's. Wayne points out that it's Gordon's money.
Gordon smiles and replies, "Our money."
Lynn is in the middle of a photoshoot and she poses for a couple
of shots before the photographer tells her that there's just one
more set-up. Lynn walks over to her bag, which is resting on a
chair, and as she does so, one of the assistants on the shoot
comes over to her and gives her a piece of paper with a message
written on it. Lynn reads it and then angrily asks the women when
she got the message. The woman replies that the call came an hour
ago. Lynn immediately yells at the women, telling her that she
has a very sick baby in hospital. The woman insists that she didn't
know it was urgent, but Lynn snaps that any idiot would
know it was urgent from what it says. She picks up her bag and
storms out. The woman tries to tell her that she's got another
set-up, but Lynn snaps that she knows what she can do with it.
In the grounds at Woombai, Jill remarks to Fiona, Gordon and
Barbara that Wayne been inside for a long time, fetching the next
bottle of champagne. She decides to go in and hurry him up.
As she enters the homestead, Jill calls out, "Wayne? Where
are you?" Wayne is in the bedroom he slept in as a child,
standing over the bed. Jill finds him and asks him what he's doing
in there. Wayne snaps that he hates him; he was lying
when he said he didn't mind him buying back into Woombai. He continues
that, where he's standing now is where Gordon must have stood
saying he wanted him dead. He tells Jill that Gordon is only being
nice because he still feels guilty and Barbara is being polite
because she doesn't want to upset Gordon, but they all hate
him. Jill asks him why he told Gordon to go ahead then. Wayne
tells her that it was so he can be near her. Jill assures
him that she'll get over what happened to her, but Wayne replies.
"I can't help it. I love you. I'll never
stop loving you." Jill looks shocked.