Back inside, John brushes himself down. He says
to Terry that if only he'd got the letter out... Terry says he
still doesn't see why John can't tell Jill what's in
it. John explains that Jill would think it's a crazy story - she
knows he doesn't want her to marry Wayne. Terry says it's no good
getting in a knot about it. John says he'll let Alan Pascoe know
that he's written off one of the cars. Terry says insurance will
cover it. John tells him that a car can be replaced; it's a pity
the letter can't.
At the Morrell apartment in Sydney, Jill opens a
present from Wayne, which has arrived with a card worded: 'Thankyou
for making today the happiest day of my life." Jill says
Wayne is very sweet. Angela asks her if she loves him. Jill pauses
and then says no - not the way she felt about John or Brian -
but she knows Wayne loves her and it matters a lot to
know someone loves you. She adds that she's always been such a
loser; if she can make someone else happy, a bit of it might rub
off. She asks if that makes sense, and Angela says she supposes
so, although she's the last person Jill should
ask for advice about love! Jill smiles and says that, whatever
happens, she'll try and be a good wife for Wayne; he's done so
much for her.
Greg Flynn arrives at Dural and says he was a bit
surprised when Wayne 'phoned and asked him to be best man. Wayne
tells him that old friends are the ones that count the most. He
adds that they have a lot to catch up on.
Fiona arrives back at Woombai. John, who's outside,
comments that they weren't expecting her. Fiona tells him that
she thought he needed some company today. John asks her if she
had any luck in Perth, and Fiona says no. She adds that it's strange
- like her son never existed. John gets her bags out the back
of the car as Fiona explains that she's got a couple of detectives
seeing what they can come up with. Suddenly cheering up, she says
she refuses to get maudlin; she's come back to cheer John up.
John tells her that, when she finds out what's happened, she'll
wish she'd stayed where she was...
Inside, Fiona asks what exactly the letter said.
John replies that Beth Newman isn't Jill's mother at all: Wayne
hired her to pretend she was. Fiona asks why, and John
explains that Wayne wanted Beth to keep feeding Jill a line about
what a good guy he was. Fiona says, "I see." She adds
that it certainly worked: having Beth around cheered Jill up a
lot, and made her an easy mark for Wayne. She says they can't
let Jill marry Wayne - she'll 'phone and tell her the
whole story. John, though, says Jill won't believe her. He adds
that Fiona didn't see the letter, and points out that Jill would
say John was putting one over on her. Fiona agrees that it's not
the sort of thing you can say on the 'phone. She suggests they
go down there and lay it on the line to her. John says they'll
never get there on time, but Fiona says they can if she charters
a plane. John says it'll be expensive, but Fiona asks what money
is when it's important. She adds that, if they can just get Jill
to get in touch with Beth... She asks John if he can remember
her address at all, and John tries to think back. He recalls that
it wasn't on the letter, but says the envelope's still there.
He goes to pick it up, and Fiona says it only needs Jill to 'phone
Beth. John looks at the envelope but says it only has Beth's name
on the back; there's no return address. Fiona says that at least
they have the envelope, which proves that Beth did write. She
adds that, if they could get face-to-face with Jill, they could
make her see the truth - and if she goes ahead and marries Wayne
after all that, then she deserves the miserable life he's going
to lead her. John looks thoughtful.
Terry is walking outside Woombai, whistling, when
John emerges from the house. He calls out and says Fiona's back
and they're flying to Sydney, as they might still be able to stop
the wedding. Terry smiles and says good on her, adding that anything's
worth a try. He then asks if Fiona's alright about him working
there; Wayne said she would be, but he wouldn't trust Wayne as
far as he could kick him. John asks why she shouldn't
be. Terry says Fiona just doesn't know him.
Inside, Fiona is on the 'phone. She tells the person
on the other end that if that's the earliest, they'll be there.
She hangs up and goes outside.
John is telling Terry that Fiona doesn't give up
without a fight - she's made him feel as if maybe they've got
a chance. Terry says he's glad. One of the workers calls out to
him and says they're waiting for the tools. Terry tells John that
he hopes it goes OK, and he walks off. Just after he disappears
around the corner, Fiona comes out and tells John that she's arranged
for a 'plane - but not until 12 noon. John says he hopes Jill
will listen. Fiona says they'll make her.
At The Terrace, Beryl tells Lynn that she rang the
finance company and they insisted it wasn't a mistake - the loan
for the truck has been fully paid out. Lynn suggests that Doug
might have paid it, having got his money out of the hydroponics
scheme, but Beryl says she thought of that, but he was just as
surprised about it. Phillipe suggests that maybe the Palmers have
some welathy friends. Beryl says there are none that she
knows of. Phillipe says it's a mystery - just enjoy it! The 'phone
rings and Lynn answers it. The caller is Amanda, who excitedly
says she's just had a call from her grandmother to say that Kevin's
working for her Dad. Lynn says, "Isn't it terrific?!"
Amanda replies, "Not that I want to boast, but..." Lynn
asks if Amanda had something to do with it, and Amanda replies
that of course she did - she told Dee what a marvellous
job Kevin would do, and she knew Dee would do something about
it. Lynn thanks her, and says Kevin is so excited. Amanda asks
what that others have said. At that moment, Beryl comes into the
kitchen. Lynn starts to say to Amanda, "To tell you the truth..."
but quickly cuts short what she was going to say. Beryl asks who
it is, and Lynn says it's Amanda, ringing to see how they all
are. Beryl leaves the kitchen again, and Lynn explains to Amanda
that they haven't told Beryl and David about the job yet. Amanda
asks if they'll be upset, and Lynn replies that they won't be
too happy, because of Patricia. Amanda points out that they'll
have to know eventually. Lynn says she knows; she just
doesn't want to spoil things right now, as something really great's
happened: someone has paid off David's truck, and no one knows
who. Amanda immediately says she bets it was Dee. Lynn
asks why she'd do it, and Amanda replies that it's because
she gave the whole Palmer family a fantastic wrap-up. Lynn says
it doesn't mean she'd pay off the truck, but Amanda says it's
small change to Dee, and she'd do it to annoy Patricia, if nothing
else. Lynn says, "You're joking?!" Amanda says
she's not saying Dee did pay it, but she might have.
Lynn tells her not to be silly. She asks how Dee is,
and Amanda replies that she's fine - she's being moved to a nursing
home, but that won't keep her down for long. Lynn says that's
good. She then says she has to go as she and Kevin are having
lunch with Stephen and Patricia. Amanda tells Lynn to say hello
to Stephen for her, but don't bother about Patricia! Lynn laughs
and hangs up. She leaves the kitchen and goes into the dining
area. Beryl asks what Amanda's up to, and Lynn tells her that
she reckons her grandmother paid off the truck. Beryl asks where
Amanda got that silly idea. Lynn says, "You know
Amanda!" Phillipe chips in that all pretty young
girls are full of silly ideas! Lynn laughs, "Chauvanist!"
She then says she has to go, as she's having lunch with friends.
Phillipe winks at her and tells her to have a successful lunch.
Lynn says she'll see them soon. Beryl looks thoughtful...
Kevin and Lynn arrive at Toorak. Standing on the
porch, Kevin tells Lynn that he's not going to mess things up
now - he'll be nice as pie. He knocks on the door. Inside, Patricia
sourly tells Stephen that they're there. Stephen says it won't
be that bad, but Patricia tells him, "Don't you believe it."
She adds that being pleasant to Kevin reqiures quite an effort;
only the thought of wiping the smile off Dee's face is going to
get her through it. She gives Stephen a drink. Stephen suggests
that maybe they're being paranoid - Dee might just be trying to
help the boy. Patricia asks him if he really believes
that, and Stephen concedes that he doesn't. Patricia says, "Exactly."
She goes to answer the door, and brightly tells Kevin and Lynn
that it's lovely to see them. They go in. She closes the door.
Beryl is serving a customer at The Terrace when
David comes in. They head into the kitchen, where Beryl remarks
that David looks pleased with himself. David asks why he shouldn't
be, as he's just booked their holiday! He jokes that Phillipe
is going to lose his right hand next week, as he's taking Beryl
up to the snowfields. Beryl quickly tells Phillipe that she doesn't
know about skiing; she just wants to get off her feet
for a while. David says the way they ski, he thinks they'll
spend most of the time off their feet! Phillipe remarks
that things are looking up for the Palmers: the truck paid off,
skiing holidays, Kevin and Lynn having lunch with Mrs. Morrell...
David instantly asks what's that, and Beryl also asks what he
means. Phillipe embarrassedly says he's sure they can explain.
David, though, says he thinks Phillipe just put his foot in it.
He asks what's going on, and so Phillipe explains about Kevin
and Lynn having lunch with them, and about Kevin going to work
for Mr. Morrell. He adds that they were going to tell David and
Beryl - it was going to be a surprise. Beryl snaps that she thinks
they know what kind of a surprise it would be. David sourly says,
"Yeah." He then adds, though, that it's their
business; he and Beryl are off to the snowfields to have some
fun, and nothing is going to spoil that. He hugs Beryl and they
At the dinner table at Toorak, Patricia remarks
that Lynn must have found it difficult to settle since she got
back from Europe. Lynn, though, says she hasn't really - she's
just glad to be back with Kevin. Patricia tells her that her fashion
spreads are terrific, and she hopes she hasn't given it up entirely.
Lynn replies that she wants to be with Davey as much as she can.
Patricia says she thought Lynn could fit in some modelling as
well. Stephen offers more wine, but Kevin declines. Patricia asks
if him he'd prefer beer, but Kevin turns this down as well, explaining
that he doesn't want anything more to drink. He then
asks if he can say something. Stephen says, "Of course."
Kevin addresses Stephen and Patricia and tells that that he knows
it was Dee who hired him, and he doesn't suppose either of them
are too pleased. Patricia says he mustn't think that, but Kevin
says that, with everything that's happened, there's no way they
could be. He tells them that this is the biggest break
he's had, and he doesn't want to waste it on family arguments.
Looking at Stephen, he says he wants him to know that he's going
to work his guts out; he wants to do well in this job. Stephen
says he can't ask any more than that. He tells Kevin that he thinks
they're going to get on quite well. He looks at Patricia, who
looks away in disappointment.
Fiona and John's 'plane lands, and they go to the
car hire desk, where the clerk tries to make things difficult
by offering them extra insurance, and then saying he'll need the
driver's licence number. John says they can use his,
but the clerk says the car is in Fiona's name, so they'll need
hers. John looks at his watch and suggests that maybe
he ought to ring Jill. Fiona, though, tells him to leave it -
they'll make it in time. The clerk asks if they want air-conditioning,
but Fiona testily replies, "We just want a car: now."
As Greg Flynn comes downstairs at Dural, Charlie,
who's standing in the entrancehall, comments on how smart he looks.
Greg returns the compliment. Charlie looks at him and says, "Definitely
the best man!" Amanda comes downstairs and announces
that Barbara thinks it's time they were leaving. Greg asks where
Wayne is, and Amanda replies that he's having a last-minute chat
with Rosie. She jokes that she thinks Rosie is telling him the
facts of life! Everyone laughs! There's a knock at the front door,
and Amanda answers it to find Rob standing there. He comes in
and asks how things are going. Charlie says they're wonderful!
She introduces Greg to Rob. Amanda pops her head into the lounge
room and tells Wayne that it's time to go. In the lounge
room, Wayne and Rosie get up off the settee. Rosie goes to the
bar and tells Wayne that, before they go, she has his wedding
present. She gives him a big parcel and tells him to have a quick
look. Wayne jokes that it's wrapped up like a mummy! He opens
it as Rosie explains that she gave it to his mother on her
wedding day, and she wanted him to have it today. It's an old,
ornamental clock. Wayne smiles and tenderly says, "Thankyou."
He tells Rosie that she's his best friend, but Rosie embarrassedly
says, "Get away!" She points out that he always got
the sharp edge of her tongue when he was a kid. Wayne says that
at least she was there when he needed her. Rosie smiles and tells
Wayne that he was only a little thing, and needed someone
to look after him. She then says they'd better go - Jill can't
get there first! They go out into the hall, where Doug
asks if the cars are sorted out. Amanda says she's going with
Rob, and Charlie says she'll keep Greg company.
Barbara points out that the best man normally travels with the
groom. Charlie says she'll keep them both company! She
adds that she has to keep Wayne from getting nervous! Everyone
leaves the house except for Barbara and Rob. Barbara tells Rob
that it's none of her business, but when he speaks to Angela today,
he should be nice to her. Rob reminds her that he said
he'd apologise. He asks if Paul has been in contact. Barbara says
he hasn't. Rob leaves the house and Barbara follows.
John is driving the hire car. Fiona looks at her
watch and says they're cutting it fine. John suddenly hits the
steering wheel in anger. Fiona asks what's the matter. She then
looks ahead, and notices a policeman carrying out random breath
tests. They pull in, and the policeman says good afternoon to
John. Fiona leans across and tells him that they're in awful hurry
to get to a wedding. The policeman just says it shouldn't take
too long. He tells them that this is a random breathtesting unit,
and he asks to see John's driving licence. Fiona looks worried.
She sees a 'phonebox nearby and asks John if he has 20¢.
At the Morrell apartment, Angela tells Gordon that
she and Jill are ready. Gordon says Angela looks beautiful, but
Angela tells him to wait until he sees Jill. Jill comes
in, wearing a white dress, with a flower in her hair and a bouquet
in her hand. Gordon says Wayne is a very lucky young man. Jill
smiles and says, "Thankyou." Gordon suggests that they'd
better get going. Jill says she's nervous, but Angela assures
her that she'll be alright. The go out and close the door. The
'phone suddenly starts ringing. Gordon asks Jill if she wants
to go back and answer it, but Jill says no: nothing could be more
important than getting to the church on time. They walk off.
Fiona, in the 'phonebox, hangs up and returns to
the car. The policeman tells John that he's required to undertake
a breath test, and he gives him instuctions on what to do. Fiona
gets back in the car and John asks if they're too late. Fiona
curses that she's too clever for her own good; she should have
rung Jill from Woombai in the first place. John says
they'll never make it now. Fiona says they might just
get there before the ceremony starts.
Amanda and Rob are talking outside the church, about
David's truck. Amanda says she's sure it was Dee. Rob
remarks that she really enjoys throwing her money around. Amanda
says she has plenty of it! Rob says David's on top of
the world. Amanda notices the wedding car pull up and says they'd
better get inside, as the bride's there. Jill gets out and Gordon
escorts her towards the church. When Angela gets out of the car,
she spots Rob and looks unhappy.
Inside, Wayne is standing next to Greg. The organ
starts playing as Gordon and Jill walk up the aisle, with Angela
behind. They approach the altar as the congregation watches. Jill
and Wayne smile at each other.
A taxi is speeding along the road, and the driver
tells the passenger that he's sorry, but he's going as fast as
he can. He suggests that they hope the bride is well and truly
In the church, the vicar starts conducting the service.
He asks if anyone knows of any just cause why Wayne and Jill should
not be joined in holy matrimony. No one says anything. Everyone
The policeman tells John that he's free to go. Fiona
says John will have to put his foot down. John goes to start the
car, but it won't kick into action. Fiona says they're never
going to make it now.
The vicar asks, "Will you, Wayne Gordon Hamilton,
take this woman to be your wedded wife - to live together after
God's ordinance in the holy estate of matrimony? Will you promise
to love her, comfort her, honour her and keep her, in sickness
and in health, and, foresaking all others, be faithful to her
so long as you both shall live?" Wayne says, "I will."
The vicar then looks at Jill and says, "Will you, Gillian
Anne Taylor, take this man to be your wedded husband - to live
together after God's ordinance in the holy estate of matrimony?
Will you serve him, love, honour and keep him, in sickness and
in health, and, foresaking all others, be faithful to him so long
as you both shall live?" Jill looks at Wayne. Wayne smiles
back and Jill says, "I will." The vicar asks who gives
Jill to be married to Wayne, and Gordon says he does.
Greg gives the vicar the ring. Wayne and Jill say their vows.
The taxi pulls up outside. Brian O'Donnel gets out,
unshaven and carrying a bag over his shoulder. He heads into the
Wayne puts the ring on Jill's finger. The vicar
concludes the the ceremony and pronounces them man and wife. He
tells Wayne that he may kiss the bride. Brian is standing near
the back of the church, watching. The vicar tells Wayne and Jill
that, if they'd like to come to the vestry, they'll make it all
official. Brian walks up the aisle towards the front. Amanda whispers
to Rob, "So much for the sales pitch; now for the contract!"
Surprised, Rob says he thought Amanda was supposed to be a romantic!
They suddenly notice Brian slowly walking forward. At the front,
Angela welcomes Jill to the family. Jill turns round to look at
Angela and suddenly notices Brian. Wayne also turns round. Both
he and Jill look shocked.