Christine is standing looking at the babies lying in their crib
when John storms into the bedroom and asks what the hell is going
on. He thrusts the birth certificate at her and angrily asks why
Paul's name is there as the father. Christine bluntly replies
that she had to put someone's name down. John incredulously
asks if she's going ahead with the sick deal. Christine
asks what if she is? John snaps that she can't
go through with it; he thought she'd given up the idea of having
anything to do with Paul. Christine tells him that she's got to
think about their future; anyway, she's only giving up one
of them - Paul and Angela can take little John; Felicity will
stay with her. John, even more astounded, asks if she's
going to separate them. Christine says it's the best
thing she can think of. John, though, retorts that it's the worst
thing she can do; he knows what it's like to be separated from
your twin. He continues that he told her he'd help her, but Christine
replies that the help she wants, he can't give her. John asks
her what she means, but she tells him to forget it. John throws
the birth certificate down on the bed and snaps that the doctor
said he'd pick it up in the morning. He storms out and walks into
the lounge room, where he tells David about her wanting to split
the twins up. He angrily adds that she doesn't know what she's
doing. A car horn sounds outside as John continues that
he can't let her do it. David tells his son that he doesn't think
it's any of his business to tell her what to do. The car horn
sounds again, and David asks John if he's going out. John, though,
says he doesn't fancy it. David points out that there's nothing
he can do there. John asks his father if he thinks Angela
will go along with it. David replies that they'll just have to
wait and see.
Angela runs downstairs at Toorak and, in the hallway, Gordon
asks her if she's on her way. Angela tells him that it's the last
session. She kisses both him and Paul goodbye. They hear the 'phone
start ringing in the flat, and Paul goes to get it. Gordon says
to Angela that he thought Paul would have got over it by now.
Angela asks if he means his hangups over her seeing Rob. She then
adds that he'll always be like that, and she continues
that, after tomorrow, the amount she sees Rob will be minimal.
Paul answers the 'phone in the flat: it's Christine, who tells
him not to hang up. She then continues that she knows he must
be annoyed with her for running away, and she's sorry, but she
was confused. Paul asks her if she's changed her mind, and she
replies that she has: his name's on the birth certificate
as the father. A broad smile crosses Paul's face and he says that's
terrific. He then asks Christine to hold the line. He runs back
into the main house and asks Gordon, who's still in the hallway,
if Angela has gone. Gordon replies that she's just driving off.
Paul runs outside, but he fails to catch her and heads back in.
Gordon suggests that he 'phone her in Melbourne. Paul, though,
says he might wait - it'll be a nice surprise when she gets back.
Gordon asks what he means. Paul says, "Nothing..."
At Woombai, Christine tells babies John and Felicity that they'll
never have to leave her now - neither of them; she's making sure
Barbara joins Gordon in the hallway at Dural and asks what all
the carry-on is with Paul. Gordon explains that he's got some
sort of surprise for Angela. Barbara remarks that he's really
trying to keep their relationship together. Gordon, though, says
he thinks Angela realises she's made a huge mistake taking up
with Paul, but she can't face up to it. Barbara asks him if he
thinks Angela still feels something for Rob. Gordon replies that
he thinks the counselling sessinos are just a way of hanging on;
they're not really necessary. Barbara comments that she'd far
rather Angela went back to Rob. Gordon tells her that
all they can do is pray to God that she comes to her senses before
it's too late.
Rob is warming some milk in the kitchen at The Terrace when Lynn
comes in to do the same thing. She asks him if he's worried about
tomorrow, as he won't be seeing much of Angela after that. Rob
curtly replies that that's fine by him. Lynn comments
that he's been really funny about Angela over the last few days,
and she asks what's up. Rob replies that it's just something he
heard - something she's done; he feels like calling the last session
off. Lynn asks why he doesn't. Rob tells her that it's a lousy
thing to say, but he wants to see Angela's face when he tells
her what he thinks of her.
Terry helps John stagger into Woomabi; John is drunk and laughing
loudly, talking about the women they met that evening. Disturbed
by the noise, David storms in his his pyjamas, and snaps at John
that he's had too much to drink. Terry says he'll be right. David
snaps that he'll see them in the morning, and he tells John to
go to bed. He returns to his room. John tells Terry that there's
something he's got to do first. Warning Terry to be quiet, he
tells him to come on. They go into Christine's bedroom and John
says to Terry loudly that they've got to get the kids out of there.
Woken up by the ruckus, Christine puts the light on and looks
shocked to see the two men standing there. John slurs that she'll
never forgive herself if she gives her kids away. Christine angrily
yells at both him and Terry that if they're not both out of there
in five seconds... Terry drags John out.
Back in the lounge room, Terry tells John to get to bed. John
slurs that, if he could understand it, it would be OK, but she
changed her mind like 'that'. Terry asks what's to understand:
she's got the choice of being set up by some rich bloke or working
as a housekeep. John slurs that she said she didn't want Paul's
help. Terry tells him that people go where the biggest bucks are
being made - it's human nature.
The next morning, at Toorak, Amanda offers Patricia some more
coffee, which she accepts. Patricia turns to Stephen and asks
him when he's starting the interviews, and Stephen replies that
they'll be this morning, with some more tomorrow. Amanda asks
what interviews they're referring to, and Stephen explains that
he's hiring a new assistant - he and Gordon are doing so well
that they need an extra pair of hands. Amanda asks what the person
would be doing, and Stephen replies that it would just be general
duties. He asks her if she's thinking of applying, but she tells
him that she isn't; she's just curious.
In the kitchen at The Terrace, Kevin says he wouldn't stand a
chance. Amanda, though, tells him that he'd be perfect
- it's just what he needs: good money and a great future. Lynn
suggests that he could at least check it out, but Kevin sourly
says he can imagine what kind of rap Patricia would give him.
Amanda tells him that it's nothing to do with Patricia.
Phillipe chips in that he could give it a chance, and Lynn tells
him to at least go and see Mr. Morrell. Amanda says she's
sure Patricia wouldn't interfere, and Lynn points out to Kevin
that he's got nothing to lose. Amanda tells him that the interviews
are today and tomorrow. Kevin tells everyone to stop pushing,
and he gets up and heads out to work. Amanda tells the others
that she's going to go and annoy Rob. She goes out into the hallway,
where Kevin is standing by the front door. She tells him that
he won't regret it - and she knows how much it would mean to Lynn.
Kevin goes. Rob comes downstairs at that moment, and Amanda tells
him that she was just on her way up to get him out of bed! Rob
goes to the front door and Amanda asks if everything is OK. He
replies that he's just in a hurry. He goes out. Amanda asks Lynn
what's up with him, and Lynn replies that she thinks he's just
upset about seeing Angela. Amanda asks if there's any chance of
them getting back together. Lynn asks her if she's interested
in him, and she replies that she could be - he seems to really
know how to care about people.
Angela is standing outside the offices of the marriage guidance
centre when Rob walks up and joins her. She asks him how he's
been, but Rob ignores this and tells her that he's cancelled this
morning's session. Angela asks why, and Rob replies that he thought
about giving her a ring, but he wanted to tell her what he thinks
of her face-to-face. Angela asks him what he means. Rob snaps
that he's talking about that lousy scheme that she and Paul cooked
up; what else? Angela, looking surprised that he knows, tells
him that that's all fallen through, but Rob angrily retorts that
there are no excuses; he couldn't believe she'd be in it - she's
always been damn selfish, but this takes the cake. He
continues that Paul is welcome to her - the two of them
are as low as each other; he counts himself lucky to be rid
of her. He storms off, but Angela chases after him and tells him
that it's not happening - and it was Paul's idea. Rob
snaps at her to stop trying to pass the buck. Angela persists,
explaining that they're not going through with it - and she's
glad they're not; she didn't want it to happen in the
first place. Rob, though, snaps at her to save it - he
knows what a mug he was, thinking the counselling might patch
things up. He continues that she didn't even make an effort.
Angela tells him that that's not true, but Rob continues that
there's no difference between her and Patricia - they're as greedy
as each other; he doesn't care if he never sees her again. He
storms off, leaving Angela looking shocked.
A while later, Rob and Beryl are sitting at the table in the
kitchen at The Terrace, and Rob tells his sister that, even if
Angela came back now, he wouldn't take her. Phillipe, who is busy
preparing food, asks if he should leave, but Rob tells him he
doesn't have to. Beryl says she supposes Angela will push the
divorce through now, and Rob says he supposes so. He then adds
that it'll be a relief when it's all over. Amanda comes in as
Beryl points out to Rob that he's single again. Rob agrees, saying,
"Footloose and fancy free!" As he adds that it's not
a bad feeling at all, a smile crosses Amanda's face.
John and Terry are working on one of the vehicles at Woombai
- they're trying to replace a tyre, but John gives up in frustration.
They suddenly hear the sound of a helicopter overhead, and Terry
remarks that it's the air ambulance - and it looks like it's coming
down on the homestead. John growls that Paul organised it to take
Christine back to Sydney. He starts to walk off.
Christine is looking out of her bedroom window as the helicopter
lands. She then turns and tells the twins that they'll soon be
on their way. Paul jumps out of the helicopter and runs towards
the house. As he reaches the front door, though, he finds John
standing there, barring his way. John tells him that he's not
taking the children; he's not letting a creep like Paul screw
up these kids like Patricia did with him and Angela.
Paul tries to push past John, but John pushes him back. The two
of them start struggling, and Paul ends up sprawled on the ground.
John threatens him that if he gets up, he'll knock him down again.
Christine suddenly comes out of the house and tells John to keep
out of it. John snaps that he knows what's going to happen: he
and Angela were kept apart for the first twenty years of their
lives and it's still messing them up; he's not going
to let her do the same with John and Felicity. Christine
tells him that it's his hangup, not hers, and she snaps
that it's none of his business; he can't stop her - whatever he
does will only make things worse for everyone. She then
turns to Paul and tells him to get up and help her carry one of
the twins. The two of them go inside, leaving John standing there
It's dark, and in the flat at the back of Dural, Paul says to
Christine that he wishes Angela would hurry up and get there.
Christine says the twins are beautiful, and Paul agrees that they
certainly are - he knows Angela will be glad that they've decided
to go ahead. Christine asks if Angela will mind him supporting
Felicity as well, even though she's having her. Paul
assures her that Angela will be fine. Christine comments that
Gordon and Barbara didn't seem too happy, but Paul tells her that
Gordon has agreed to go along with whatever they decide. The 'phone
suddenly starts ringing and Paul answers it. It's Barbara, who
tells him that Angela is back. Paul asks Christine if she could
go to bed, and Christine agrees. Paul heads over to the main house,
leaving Christine smiling.
Paul joins Gordon and Angela in the hallway in the main house.
Gordon heads to the study to deal with a mountain of paperwork.
Angela tells Paul that she had a terrible time with Rob - she
spent most of the day wandering around Melbourne, trying to get
over it. Paul excitedly tells her to wait until she sees what
he's got to show her!
In the lounge room at Woombai, David tells John that he thinks
he'll call it a day. John says to his father that he's sorry he
missed the duckshoot. He then adds that he thought at least one
of them might have scored! David tells John that he doesn't like
seeing him down, but John says he'll get over it. David says he
knows - he just thought John would like to know that he understands
what he's going through: when Pat took off with Angela, it really
shook him up; he could have killed her. John says he
felt that way too - he felt he had a responsibility to stop Christine,
but he didn't succeed, did he? He then adds that delivering a
kid was such a buzz; he thought things were improving
for him, but no such luck. David tells his son that he doesn't
reckon Angela will split up the twins, because she knows what
it's like. John replies that if Angela does go along
with it, he'll hate her for it.
In the flat at Dural, Angela is standing with her back to the
crib. Paul tells her to look at them, but she snaps that she doesn't
see how he thinks she could be interested. Paul tells her that
it's not the same as with her and John - these kids will
grow up knowing each other; they'd let them see each other as
much as they wanted to. Angela says she couldn't do it. Paul lifts
baby John out of the crib and asks if he isn't the most beautiful
baby Angela ever saw; they could give him a wonderful home; she
just has to say 'yes'. Angela slowly turns round. Paul extends
his arms and tells her to hold baby John. Angela refuses, saying
it's not right. Paul continues to hold the baby out to her, though,
she she eventually takes him. Paul tells her that it is
right - for them and little John. Angela asks if that's
his name. Paul explains that Christine decided on it because John
helped with the delivery. Angela looks at the child and says he's
beautiful; what can she say? Paul tells her to just say they can
keep him. Angela nods and says, "Alright - we'll keep him."
She smiles as she cradles little John in her arms.