Terry suddenly starts laughing and incredulously says, "What?"
Fiona says she's sorry, but Terry tells her that she's nuts.
Fiona says she knows it's very hard for him to believe, but it's
true. Terry snaps that she's got two seconds to get out
or he'll have her thrown out; he starts pressing the
buzzer to get the nurse in there. Fiona tells him to ask Mrs.
Hansen, as she knows exactly what happened. She asks if she'd
make up something like that. The nurse comes in and asks
Terry what he wants. Terry tells her to get this ratbag woman
out of there. Fiona leaves of her own accord, though, and the
nurse tells Terry that she'll get him something to help him relax.
Terry snaps that he wants to talk to his mother - now.
The nurse asks what the number is. Terry replies that it's in
the Scone area; he can't remember the area code. The nurse says
she'll look it up, and she goes to head off. Before she does,
though, Terry tells her to hang on a minute. He then tells her
not to worry about the call. The nurse leaves the room. Out in
the corridor, Fiona asks how he is. The nurse replies that he's
very disturbed - it's not good for him to be like that after an
operation. Fiona asks the nurse if she's called his mother. The
nurse replies that she was about to, but he changed his mind.
John and Lisa suddenly come round the corner, and Fiona snaps
at them that the operation was over hours ago - where
have they been? John and Lisa look at each other guiltily . Lisa
says she thought it would take longer. She asks if Terry
is alright, and Fiona tells her that they think it was a success.
Lisa asks if she can see him. Fiona tells her that, before she
goes in, there's something they should know...
A short time later, Lisa goes into the hospital room and Terry
asks who's there. Lisa says it's only her, and she adds that she's
sorry she wasn't there when he woke up - she thought the operation
would take longer. She adds that she hears it's good news, but
Terry says he's not keeping his hopes up until the bandages come
off. Lisa asks if she should call his parents, but Terry says
it can wait until later; he can't talk to them - not yet; he just
had a run-in with 'Ma Thompson'. Lisa says she knows. Terry angrily
asks if Fiona is still there, and Lisa tells him that she's out
in the corridor. Terry asks if she's still carrying-on about being
his... Lisa says, "Yes." Terry snaps that he's never
heard anything so rubbishy in all his life. Lisa tells
him that she was telling the truth; she believes her.
Terry rants that Fiona was a Sydney-ite - she never even lived
in Woombai 'til she bought the place. Lisa replies that Fiona's
grandparents did; she's just explained it all: she came
to Woombai to have her baby; after Terry was born, she was very
ill; her grandparents didn't believe in single parents; the Hansens
were very good friends and they thought it best that Terry stay
with them; when Fiona recovered, they told her that he
died; she only found out the truth very recently. Terry snaps
that it can't be true, but Lisa continues that Mrs. Hansen has
admitted it to Fiona; she's sorry, but Fiona is his mother.
Out in the corridor, Fiona wonders to John whether Lisa has made
any headway. John says they'll know soon. Fiona, looking impatient,
says she has to find out what's happening. She makes to stand
up, but John reminds her that Terry doesn't want her
in there. Fiona stops and reluctantly says she knows. John takes
her hand and tells her that it's alright. He then smiles and tells
her that a bloke couldn't ask for a better mum. Back in the room,
Lisa tells Terry that she wishes it hadn't come up now, but all
Fiona wants is a chance to get to know him. Fiona creeps back
into the room as Terry snaps that he can't stand the
woman; the best thing she can do for him is to stay right
out of his life. Fiona looks upset.
Patricia, Wayne, Amanda and Charlie arrive back at Toorak, and
Amanda says to Wayne that she told him he should have
backed a long shot! She then asks where they're going for dinner
tonight, and Wayne replies that they can go anywhere she fancies,
as long as they take plastic! The two of them head into Amanda's
quarters, and Amanda remarks that they should go to the races
more often. Wayne retorts that he's glad she enjoyed herself,
as it was a drag having to put on an act for Patricia and Charlie.
Amanda snaps, "Thanks a lot," before adding that she
can't get used to way he turns it on and off at a moment's notice.
She makes to leave the room, but Wayne reminds her that they're
supposed to be whispering sweet nothings to each other. Amanda
says she has to call Kevin - after all, she did stand him up.
Wayne points out that he'll have got the message, and he adds
that they don't need any complications: she used Kevin to get
back at Lynn; it's done, so ditch him. Amanda, though, says she's
not totally heartless. Not wanting to spoil the illusion,
Wayne tells her that, if she wants Dee's money, then she'll have
to work hard at it. Amanda reluctantly gives in and says he can
stay for another half hour and then she doesn't want to see him
Lynn is clearing tables at The Terrace. Alice Parker comes out
from the kitchen and asks if everyone has gone. Lynn says she
thought they'd never take the hint! Alice remarks that
it's a nice crowd that comes there - the ones with the nice clothes
and money to spend... Lynn points out that money isn't everything,
but Alice says it helps - like this morning, when she
missed her bus and couldn't get a taxi: she was worried she'd
lose her job for being late. Lynn assures her that they're not
clockwatchers there! Alice explains that she had to get some make-up
to cover the briuses on her face - she didn't want to scare off
the customers! Lynn tells her that it worked, because she got
plenty of tips! Alice smiles and says that will pay off the butcher
- he lets her have an account. Lynn remarks that it must be rough
managing on your own, but Alice says she's used to it - her husband
has spent half his life inside; it's bliss without him - he's
not happy unless he's ruling the roost; now she's gone, he'll
have to find someone else to boss around. She tells Lynn
that this is the best job she's ever had; she's very grateful
to Lynn for thinking of her.
David and Tony are sitting at the table in the kitchen at the
Palmers', listening to the races on the radio, and they let out
an almighty cheer as the horse they've backed wins! Tony realises
his share of the $50 will enable him to put down a further payment
on the car he's found, and he tells both David and Beryl that
he'll be picking up chicks in the machine, no sweat! Beryl asks
David what he's going to do with his winnings, and David
suggests that he could treat them all to a night out. At that
moment, Kevin arrives home, and Beryl asks him if he's got good
news. Kevin says he hasn't, and David asks why Lynn is being so
stubborn. Kevin asks why she'd want him back when she's
got a live-in lover. Tony looks at Kevin and tells him that he's
the one playing up, not Lynn. Kevin gives him a look,
and Tony realises that he hasn't told his parents about Amanda.
David and Beryl look at each other. Kevin asks Tony how the hell
he found out. He then adds that if it's good enough for
Lynn... David mutters, "Blimey..." Kevin storms into
the lounge room, but Beryl follows him. She stops him, but he
tells her that she can't expect him to feel guilty; he went burko
when he found out about Lynn and that creep; Amanda was there
so he thought 'why the hell not?'. Beryl comments that it's no
wonder Lynn is sticking her heels in. Kevin snaps that he spent
one night with Amanda, but Lynn is still on
with Phillipe. Beryl tells him not to be silly, but Kevin asks
why she won't kick Phillipe out; she told him to get
lost, so Beryl can't tell him that nothing's going on.
Alice and Lynn are in the kitchen at The Terrace, and Alice is
fussing over Davey. There's suddenly a knock at the front door,
and Alice says it'll be Tony. The two women go to the door, but
when Alice opens it, she finds her husband, Joe, standing there,
looking menacing. A nervous expression appearing on her face,
she asks how he knew she was there. Joe tells her that she shouldn't
brag so much to the neighbours. Looking at Lynn, he asks who she
is, and Alice replies that she lives there. She turns
to Lynn and asks whether it isn't time for Davey's sleep. Lynn
takes Davey upstairs. Joe tells Alice that it's time she came
home. Alice tells him that she wants to be on her own, but Joe
menacingly says he knows all about her boyfriend. Realising he's
referring to David, Alice tells him that he's not interested in
her - he's Tony's friend; he's helping her because she's
Tony's mother. Joe threatens that she shouldn't try and
con him. Alice tells him that she's not coming home. Joe growls
that, if she hasn't got a bloke, why doesn't she come back to
him? Alice tells him that it's finished. Joe tells her
that no wife of his walks out on him. Lynn comes
back downstairs and tells Alice not to go, but Alice says it's
alright - they'll just talk. She walks out the front door, telling
Lynn as she does so that she'll see her on Monday. Joe growls,
"The hell you will..."
A while later, Beryl and Tony arrive at The Terrace. Lynn runs
downstairs and tells Tony that his dad came and made his mum leave
with him; she was so scared, but there was nothing she could do.
Tony runs off. Beryl says to Lynn that they don't want that man
anywhere near her and Davey. She then adds that it hasn't been
much of a day for Lynn. Lynn says she can't give into Kevin now
- it would be as good as admitting that she and Phillipe were
lovers. Beryl points out that they wouldn't be too popular with
Rob and Angela if they threw him out, either. Lynn tells her to
try telling Kevin that. She continues that Kevin wants
everything his own way; she loves him, but she won't be a doormat
for him - if she doesn't put her foot down now, she'll
end up like Alice Parker: too scared to stand up for her rights.
Beryl asks Lynn what she's going to do. Lynn replies that she'll
wait until he starts being reasonable. Beryl asks her if she's
not worried about Amanda, and then, seeing the expression of surprise
on Lynn's face, explains that Tony let the cat out of the bag.
Lynn tells her that Amanda was payback-time: Kevin was hurt and
wanted to hurt her - she doesn't hold it against him.
Beryl smiles and says she wishes Kevin was one-tenth as grown-up
as Lynn. Lynn sighs and says she wishes Kevin was still the boy
she fell in love with...
Fiona is sitting with Barbara in the lounge room at Dural. She
tells her that she'd planned to get to know Terry gradually, but
after today... Barbara asks her if she's not making life difficult
for herself. Fiona glumly says, "'Impossible' is more to
the point." Barbara remarks that she knows there was bad
blood between Fiona and Terry, so why is she so upset? Fiona says
he's her son, and he's going through a bad time. She
reminds Barbara that she was a mother - she must know
what it feels like when your children need you. Barbara
accepts this, and apologises for her last remark. Fiona continues
that she knows Terry will never be the kind of son she wants -
but he wouldn't be so popular if he didn't have some
good points. She adds that she didn't want to know about him before,
but since the accident... Barbara says she understands- it's like
Dee and her: they didn't get on for years, but now...
at least they're talking - and she's sure things will
be a damn sight easier between Fiona and Terry. Fiona bitterly
replies that, as far as Terry's concerned, she doesn't
exist. Barbara tells her to let him get used to the idea
and then see him again, but Fiona cries that he's told the staff
that she's not allowed there. She adds that it's hopeless
- through her own stupidity, she's ruined everything.
At the hospital, John and Lisa say goodbye to Terry and head
out into the corridor. John says they have to tell him,
but Lisa says they can't - not after what happened today.
John bitterly remarks that Fiona picked her time. Lisa replies
that they'll tell him the moment he's on his feet. She asks John
if he still loves her, and he smiles and says 'yes!'. They go.
The nurse takes a tray into Terry's room, telling him that it's
dinner time. Terry says he hopes it's a nice big juicy steak.
The nurse says it's chicken! She then remarks that it's a nice
young couple that he's got coming to see them. Terry says, "Couple?
They hardly know each other." The nurse says that's
not the impression she got from the way they were carrying on
outside just now: kissing and cuddling. Terry looks shocked. The
nurse asks how it feel to be playing Cupid?! Terry asks her if
she's sure she hasn't got them mixed up with anyone else. The
nurse assures him that she hasn't. Terry asks her if she can make
a call to a mate of his - Freddy. The nurse says she'll do it
after he's eaten, but Terry says it's urgent, as Freddy never
stays home on Saturday night. The nurse agrees to make the call.
The 'phone starts ringing at the Palmers', and Kevin answers
it, wearing his pyjamas. Tony comes on and anxiously asks if David's
there. Kevin snaps that it's 6:30am. Tony insists that it's urgent,
but Kevin snaps that Sunday is the only day David can sleep-in.
He tells Tony to call back after breakfast, and he hangs up.
At the hospital, Freddy walks into Terry's room, and when Terry
realises who's there, he asks him how he got past the night nurse.
Freddy explains that he walked in the back way! He asks what the
problem is, and Terry asks him if he remembers John Palmer. Freddy
says he does, adding that he was a nice bloke. Terry snaps that
he's heard John has been chatting up his bird - Lisa. Freddy says,
"Lisa who?" Terry explains that he means Lisa Cook,
but Freddy says that was years ago. Terry says she's
back. Freddy comments that he didn't know Terry was back on with
her, and Terry replies that he isn't really - but he would have
been home-and-hosed if Palmer hadn't got in on the act. Freddy
asks Terry how he found out John was chatting her up. Terry tells
him that it was one of the nurses. He then continues that he wants
Freddy to do his seeing for him; if the nurse wasn't imagining
things, Palmer's got a fight on his hands - there's no way he's
going to lose Lisa a second time...
At Toorak, Patricia joins Amanda for breakfast, although she's
still half-asleep. Charlie suddenly comes downstairs, all bright-and-breezy.
She's holding a pile of newspapers, and she shows Patricia a photo
in one of them: it's the shot of her with Dee and Max from the
twenties party. Amanda seems uninterested, and she walks off,
leaving Patricia to comment that it's not like her to resist having
a dig at Charlie. Charlie tells her that Amanda has got other
things on her mind: when she got home last night, Wayne and Amanda
were wrapped round each other like boa constrictors; it's a wonder
the kiss didn't set off the sprinkler system! Patricia blankly
says they don't have a sprinkler system! Charlie says,
"If you did have!" before adding that it's
lucky they didn't see her. Patricia sourly comments that Wayne
won't last any longer than Kevin. Charlie smiles and says she
knows Patricia doesn't like Wayne, but she's always had
a soft spot for him; she thinks it would be wonderful
if he ended up marrying into the Morrell millions... Patricia
In the lounge room at the Palmers', Beryl remarks to Kevin that
she didn't hear him come in last night. Kevin explains that he
went to a disco. There's suddenly an impatient knocking at the
front door, and Beryl asks who it can be. As she goes to answer
it, Kevin snaps, "Two guesses." When Beryl opens the
door, she finds Tony and Alice standing there; Tony is supporting
his mother, who is crying and whose face is covered with bruises.
He asks if it's alright if they come in. Beryl lets them in and
asks what happened. Tony helps Alice into the lounge room. Kevin
looks shocked when he sees her face, and he asks Tony if this
is what the 'phone call was about. Tony asks what Kevin reckons.
Kevin tells him that he should have said it was so important,
but Tony reminds him that he didn't give him a chance. He then
continues that there was no time then, anyway: he'd conned his
dad and had gone into the bathroom and nipped out the window;
he had to get back before Joe started wondering where he was.
David comes into the room as Tony says his old man rocked up at
5am - he'd been drinking and he had a gun; he told Alice that
he'd shoot her if he tried anything on - it was a bit scary for
while, but he's sleeping it off now. David says he'd better go
and sort him out, but Alice cries, "No." Tony
tells David that it will only make things worse; he reckons Alice
is filth. Alice cries that Joe is convinced that she won't go
back to him because of David. David snaps that he's got to set
him straight. Beryl reminds him that Joe has a gun. Alice continues
that her husband is a drunk, and he makes threats; he said that,
if she doesn't stop seeing David, he'll kill her and
then he'll come after him. David looks worried.