Jill says she's no expert but the baby looks a few months old;
Scott was only few days old when he died. Fiona insists
that it's so like him. She asks Wayne if the guy at the
junk shop knows where it came from, but Wayne says he didn't ask.
Fiona asks why anyone would have a photo of Scott. Wayne
chips in that all babies look the same, but Fiona ignores this
and says there must be some explanation. Wayne suggests
that she ask the bloke at the shop. Fiona looks round at the clock
and reluctantly says the place will be closed by now - but she'll
go first thing in the morning. Jill tells Fiona that she's sure
the shop owner will think she's crazy, but Fiona insists that
she's going to see him.
At the breakfast table the next morning, Gordon remarks that
he can't believe Fiona would take leave of her senses like that.
Barbara comments that she's sure Fiona isn't taking it that seriously,
but Wayne asks why she's gone to the shop, then. He then adds
that he's not saying Fiona is off her rocker, but he reckons she's
pretty close to it; after losing that photo of her kid in the
fire... Jill agrees that it's been pretty scary listening to her,
and Gordon adds that Fiona was very upset the night the photo
went... The 'phone suddenly starts ringing, and Wayne goes to
answer it while the others take the breakfast dishes out to the
kitchen. The man on the 'phone asks for Wayne - it's the guy from
the junk shop. He tells Wayne that Mrs. Thompson has just left;
he went through the story just the way Wayne told him to and she
was very impressed. Wayne says he bets she was... He
then tells the man that he'll drop the money into him later. The
man expresses concern over making up a tale, but Wayne tells him
that he's made an old lady very happy - plus he's made a bit for
himself on the side. He then warns the man, though, that if he
broadcasts any of this, they'll have problems. The man
says, "No worries", and Wayne hangs up and smiles...
Fiona pulls up at Woombai in her car. Gordon is outside and he
asks her if she spoke to the man. Fiona replies that Gordon's
not going to believe it: the fellow in the shop didn't know much
because he hasn't lived in the area that many years, but the baby
in the photo was the person who brought the album in; of course,
he's all grown up now, but he told the owner that the photo was
of him when he was a baby - and his name is Scott! Gordon looks
A short time later, inside, Fiona continues that, apparently,
the family's name is Watson; they used to live up by One Tree
Hill; they've all gone now - both parents are dead and the son
lives in Perth - but he came back to settle the estate and sell
everything up; one day he turned up at the junk shop with a trailer
of bits and pieces. Barbara asks how old this 'Scott' was. Fiona
replies that he was 30 - about the same age as her Scott.
Wayne asks if he's now gone back to Perth, and Fiona says he has,
as he had no reason to stay in the area. Jill suggests that it
could still be a coincidence, but Fiona retorts that the photo
is her baby; she doesn't know how it got there and now they're
telling her it's a photo of Scott Watson who happens to be round
about the same age; she just doesn't know anymore...
Gordon assures her that it will sort itself out. Something suddenly
appears to occur to Fiona and she asks Gordon when the papers
for their partnership are arriving. He replies that it will be
this afternoon, and Fiona tells him that, as soon as she's signed
them, she's catching a plane to Perth; she doesn't have any address
for Scott, but she'll find out once and for all if he's her son
- no matter how long it takes. Wayne smiles, nastily...
In the kitchen at The Terrace, Phillipe asks Lynn and Kevin if
they're going out. Lynn replies that they're going to the hospital
to see Davey, and Kevin adds that they've got a new toy for him.
Beryl comes in and starts to say to Kevin that, before he goes...
Kevin, though, interrupts and tells his mother that, if she's
going to talk about David, she can leave it. Beryl snaps that
he's not being very fair. Kevin continues that he knows Beryl
is caught in the middle but there's nothing he can do; as far
as he's concerned, he's finished with David.
Beryl reluctantly accepts this and tells the kids to give Davey
a big kiss from his Nan...
The 'phone rings at Toorak and Angela answers it. STD pips sound
and Paul then comes on. Angela, looking pleased, tells him that
it's great to hear his voice. She asks him how he is, and he says
he's fine. He then asks Angela when she's coming back, and she
replies that it'll be tomorrow sometime - the restaurant opens
today, so that's all sorted out, and she wants to slip in and
see Davey before she leaves. Paul asks how the kid is, and Angela
replies that he's on the mend but he could have brain damage.
She then tenderly adds that it breaks her heart to see Lynn and
Kevin... Paul remarks that it sounds as if she's getting pretty
involved, and Angela tells him that she's seen how close it's
brought Lynn and Kevin; children can really bring a couple together.
Paul says he supposes so. He then tells Angela that he loves her,
and Angela replies that she loves him too. They both hang up.
In the flat at Dural, Paul pauses for a few moments, staring into
space and looking thoughtful. He then picks up the telephone receiver
again and dials another number. The 'phone rings and is answered
by a man saying, "Charles Dobson." Paul tells Dobson
that he'd like some legal advice about adoption; he knows there
are lots of rules and regulations but there must be way around
them to speed things up - and he doesn't care what it costs. Dobson
replies that that should make things a lot easier...
John arrives at The Terrace with Patricia and Charlie, and Angela
welcomes him with a hug. She then tells Patricia that she looks
great! Charlie heads off to find Phillipe while Angela shows John
and Patricia to their table. Patricia suddenly spots Beryl and
curtly says hello. As she then heads to the dining area, she comes
face-to-face with Rob, and tells him 'politely' that it's nice
to see him again. She then adds that it's nice to see the place
has acquired a bit of class - she always thought Beryl ran it
a bit like a truckie's roadhouse... Looking angry, Rob warns Patricia
that, one step out of line and she'll end up in the gutter again.
Patricia 'innocently' remarks, "Not in front of
everyone...?" Rob snaps that he's done it once and he'll
do it again.
In the kitchen, Charlie tells Phillipe that the food all looks
delicious - she'll never decide what to have; Phillipe
will have to advise her! Phillipe tells Charlie to let
him take her to her table, but Charlie insists that there's no
hurry. Phillipe explains that he can't work while being watched,
and he leads Charlie back to the dining area. Beryl carries on
preparing the food when, all-of-a-sudden, Patricia comes in and
says sarcastically, "Working hard?" Beryl angrily asks
what she wants. Patricia replies that John is looking well; it's
good to have him back; Angela too. She then snaps that Beryl and
David never thought she'd get back on her feet; they thought she'd
finally got what was coming to her; well, she has: marriage,
her children, money... She nastily tells Beryl that she hopes
Beryl has got job satisfaction, as she doesn't have much else
to be satisfied about. Beryl angrily orders Patricia to get out.
As Patricia goes, she stands there, looking annoyed.
Charlie is talking to a couple of other diners while John is
seated at a table with Kevin and Lynn. He tells them that he's
sorry about Davey and asks how the kid is. Kevin replies that
he's over the worst of it. John then continues that, the last
time they talked he said a few stupid things, and he's sorry.
He holds out his hand and says, "Mates?" Kevin agrees
and the two men shake on it. Beryl suddenly comes into the dining
area and tells Angela, who's talking to Patricia, and John and
Kevin that she wants to see them in the kitchen.
Beryl shuts the kitchen door and says she doesn't want to spoil
anyone's afternoon, but she doesn't know when she can get them
all together again. She then continues that, after everyone has
gone, she wants the four of them to sit down and talk. Angela
asks what about. Beryl replies that they used to be a very close
family and she thought it was time they sorted out their problems.
Kevin snaps that she just wants to try and talk him round, and
she's wasting her breath. He walks out. Looking annoyed, Beryl
asks John and Angela who's going to be the next one to
leave. John says he honestly doesn't know what talking can do.
Beryl angrily asks if she's the only one who cares. She adds that
she just wants a fair hearing and then they can do what they like.
Angela agrees to stay, and John, after a moment's though, says
he'll stay too.
Fiona is sitting on the couch at Woombai, staring at telephone,
which remains silent. Jill comes in and looks at her in concern.
Barbara and Gordon are sitting outside on the verandah. Jill
comes out and Gordon asks if Fiona is still there. Jill tells
him about her staring at the 'phone, and she then adds that she's
never seen her like this before. Gordon remarks that, hopefully,
her solicitor will set her mind at rest when he calls. Jill comments
that she thought it took days to find death and birth
certificates. Gordon tells her that it doesn't if you have the
right people looking. Barbara chips in that she hates to admit
it but she thinks Wayne may have had a point. Jill asks if she
means she thinks Fiona is going loopy. Barbara points out that
Fiona is very sure that Scott is still alive. Gordon says he's
worried about how she'll take it when she finds out it's mistake.
Jill says she wishes Wayne had never found that old album. She
then asks where Wayne is, and Gordon replies that he's
gone out, as he had a few things to do.
Wayne is standing outside the Hansens'. Terry answers the door
and, when he sees who the visitor is, angrily asks him what he
wants. Wayne replies that he wants a chat - they haven't been
on the best of terms lately. He continues that there have probably
been misunderstandings on both sides, but he thought
they might patch up their differences over a beer. He shows Terry
the stack of tinnies that he's carrying, and Terry lets him in.
Fiona is still staring into space when Jill comes in and tells
her that Gordon and Barbara are going for a ride. She asks Fiona
if she wants to see them off, but Fiona says she doesn't. Jill
tells her that staring at the 'phone won't make it ring. Fiona
says everyone must think she's gone round the twist, but Jill
replies that of course they don't. Fiona continues that
she had dreams about Scott for years after he died: he
was alive and she'd be searching for him or he'd be drowning and
she'd... Jill tells her to stop: Scott is dead;
she's always known that. Fiona, though, says she's been piecing
it together: when she came back there to have her baby, he grandparents
were horrified - especially when she wouldn't hear of adoption;
it was 1953, and unmarried mothers... the life she'd
been leading, they were probably imagining him being brought up
in a brothel. Jill comments that she didn't think they knew.
Fiona replies that they knew - it was just left unsaid... She
continues that her baby was born in her grandparents' house; there
was some ancient doctor with shaky hands... and then they both
got that terrible 'flu - and there was a day, or maybe two, when
she was delirious, and they told her that...; well, Jill knows
about that. Fiona tells Jill that they showed her the grave, but
she never saw the body; just say her grandparents knew the Watsons,
who really wanted a child, and thought he'd be better off there
growing up in a 'decent' home; they wouldn't let her talk about
it afterwards... maybe they thought it was their moral duty? Jill
suggests that it's pretty wild, and Fiona agrees, but says it
could be... Jill tenderly tells Fiona that she's only going to
hurt herself. Fiona tells Jill that she can say, 'OK, it's unlikely,'
but she can't - because, if it's true, if there's the
slightest chance... She smiles happily...
A taxi pulls up outside Toorak and Patricia gets out. As she
heads inside, she looks in surprise at a car already parked in
Paul is sitting in the lounge room when Patricia enters the house,
and he smiles and says, "Hello Patricia." Patricia,
looking angry, cooly remarks that Angela didn't say he was coming
down. Paul explains that it's a surprise visit: Angela said she
was sick of flying so he thought they'd drive back together -
round the coast, so they can enjoy the scenery. Patricia snaps,
"How cosy..." She then asks if he hasn't come down to
check up on her? Paul asks why he'd do that,
and Patricia tells him that he might want to see how well Rob
and Angela are getting on... Paul retorts that Angela loves him
and he loves her - there's no way Rob can come
between them. Patricia says she wouldn't be so sure... Paul tells
her that there's something Angela wants more than anything,
and he's going to get it for her. Patricia sarcastically
remarks that it's another of Paul's little mysteries; she can't
wait. Paul, though, tells her that, in a couple of weeks,
he and Angela are going to have their own baby - "Just try
and separate us then." Patricia looks furious.
At the Hansens', Terry finishes off a can of beer and says it
was beaut. He adds that he reckons he could go another one, and
Wayne hands a can over. Terry tells him that he appreciates him
coming over - he never thought he'd get the chance to clear the
air. He adds that he feels terrible about it - it never
crossed his mind that she wasn't a hooker; everyone said
she was; he tried to apologise but she wouldn't have
a bar of it - and that Mrs. Thompson would probably have
him strung up. Wayne suggests that maybe he
can put in a good word. He explains about him and Gordon buying
back into Woombai, and adds that they're going to spruce the place
up a bit; there could be some good jobs going. Terry says he doesn't
think he'll bother applying, but Wayne assures him that he's got
as good a chance as anyone. Terry sourly says he doesn't see he
has much of a chance with the old girl around. Wayne, though,
tells him that Fiona has got other things to worry about
at the moment; right now, he will be the last
person on her mind. He smiles nastily...
The 'phone rings at Woombai and Fiona rushes to answer it. As
she listens to the person on the other end, she smiles and says,
"Yes... yes, that would be it... 1st January 1953... yes...
and what about...?" Jill is there, listening, as Fiona says
to the person, "I see." She then asks them if they're
quite sure. Tears start welling up in her eyes as she asks if
there could be any mistake. She then says, "Certainly..."
She thanks the person very much and hangs up. Jill asks what is
it. Fiona starts smiling and crying at the same time. She shakes
her head in astonishment and, overcome with shock and happiness,
tells Jill that there's no death certificate. She hugs Jill in