Patricia angrily asks Fiona what the hell she's talking about.
Fiona yells that Patricia says knows damn well, and she
asks what right Patricia has to start telling Terry about her
private affairs. Patricia snaps that it's the truth,
but Fiona angrily asks her when she's ever worried that.
Stephen intervenes and suggests to Fiona that she should leave.
Fiona snaps that she might have known he'd take Patricia's side;
she adds that he's getting as bad as she is. Stephen,
though, calmly says he just wants some peace. Fiona reluctantly
says alright - she'll go. She then continues, though, that if
there's ever a chance to pay Patricia back, she'll take the greatest
pleasure in doing it. She storms out. Patricia shuts
the door and snaps that the woman's mad. Stephen asks
her what the point is of stirring up trouble between Fiona and
her son. Patricia tells him that she didn't mean to -
she made a passing remark and he forced the rest out of her. Stephen
says it just goes to prove what he's been saying: they've got
to get away - he's fed up with all this trouble. Patricia sarcastically
snaps that dragging her off to Fiona's riding school will be terrific
- Fiona will be breathing down their necks the whole time they're
there. Stephen says he's made the bookings and they're going.
He tells Patricia that he doesn't want her and Fiona at each other's
throats while they're there; he's had enough.
Barbara gives Fiona a cup of tea in the lounge room at Dural,
and comments that she hopes she wasn't serious about
that threat. Fiona growls that she meant every word. Barbara asks
her why she'd want to get involved in another battle with Patricia
- there's no way she can hurt her. Fiona retorts that she can
if she can get Stephen to wake up to her. Barbara tells
her that Stephen is no fool - he knows exactly what Patricia is
like, but he loves her anyway. She suggests that Fiona go and
see the Hansens and reason with Terry. Fiona, though, says she
wouldn't waste her breath. She continues that Patricia doesn't
know it, but she's done her a big favour: she's reminded her what
Terry is really like. Barbara suggests to Fiona that she's over-reacting,
but Fiona snaps that Terry has got nothing to be proud of - and
he certainly can't look down his nose at her. Looking
impatient, Barbara asks what he did originally to make Fiona dislike
him so much. Fiona, though, says she'd rather not say; she just
can't pretend it never happened, however much she wants to. Barbara
points out that she was doing a good job up until today. She suggests
that Fiona is just angry at him for rejecting her. Fiona snaps
that she's damn right - she's angry at him and she's
angry at Patricia and she intends to stay that
At the Morrell apartment, Patricia has finished packing her bag.
She takes a peek in Stephen's bag and is surprised to find that
he's only packed casual clothes. Patricia tells him that he can't
take those, but Stephen retorts that he wants to relax
- he can't take the pressure anymore. Patricia asks if he's implying
that everything depends on this holiday. Stephen replies that
he is - including their marriage, he thinks.
Lynn is sitting at the kitchen table in the Palmer house when
Kevin gets home. Beryl asks her if she's sure she's doing the
right thing. Lynn sadly says she has to try. Beryl goes out into
the living room and tells Kevin that his wife is waiting to talk
to him. Kevin says that's great - she's finally woken up to herself.
Beryl warns, "Kevin..." Kevin goes into the kitchen
and, seeing the expression upon Lynn's face, tells her to smile.
He then continues that he's glad she's there - he knew she'd see
how he felt eventually. Lynn starts to ask if he thinks she's
come to apologise, but Kevin interrupts and tells her not to worry
about Phillipe - he can forget that; the main thing is that she
isn't making him feel lousy anymore. He adds that, when you're
in the right... This time it's Lynn's turn to interrupt, and she
tells Kevin that she's not there to apologise - he's
the one with the apologising to do. When she sees the expression
that crosses his face, she tells him not to look so surprised
- he hasn't contacted her in days, and he didn't even tell her
about Beryl's inheritance. Kevin asks her why she's there, if
it's not to make up. Lynn replies that she can't handle the way
things are, and if he's not prepared to make an effort,
then she wants a divorce. Kevin barely pauses for thought before
saying, "OK - go for it." Looking shocked, Lynn asks
him if he doesn't have anything to say. Kevin replies that he
doesn't if she still thinks she's in the right, and he tells her
to come back when she does want to apologise. He heads
out the back door. Lynn walks out into the living room, tears
streaming down her face. She then runs out of the house.
Later that evening, Beryl snaps at Kevin that he didn't make
any attempt to understand what Lynn was trying to say. Kevin retorts
that she was the one who asked for a divorce.
Beryl tells him that Lynn never expected him to agree.
Kevin angrily asks if he's supposed to beg her to take him back,
and Beryl replies that of course he isn't; Lynn left there in
tears because he wouldn't lift a finger to save their marriage.
Kevin snaps that Lynn brought that on herself. Growing
increasingly angry, Beryl tells Kevin that she didn't want to
take sides, but he's forcing her to. She asks: who walked out?
He did. Who wasn't prepared to trust the other parther? Him. And
who got tangled up with that spoilt little brat, Amanda Morrell?
Him. Kevin snaps that it wasn't all one way: Lynn went off with
Davey; Lynn went around with a guy in Paris and then brought him
back to live in same house as them and make a fool of him...
Beryl snaps at him that he's just making a fool of himself.
Kevin snaps back that Lynn is welcome to a divorce -
but she can't have Davey; he wants custody and he'll make damn
sure he gets it. He storms out. Beryl sighs, heavily.
The next morning, Stephen is in the reception area at the riding
school, and he tells the receptionist that he's going out. He
then asks if she can arrange for breakfast to be delivered to
his wife in an hour - and let her know that he'll be down by the
waterhole, fishing. The receptionist tells him that, if they're
not biting, there's a tour this morning to the local winery. She
hands Stephen a leaflet, and he thanks her, but says he'll stick
with fishing - he wants to stay away from crowds.
As he walks to the waterhole, Stephen passes the Woombai homestead,
and he comes across a guy outside with his head under the bonnet
of a car. He asks the guy if he's having trouble, and the guy
replies that he's trying to fix the radiator hose. The guy stands
up straight and Stephen is shocked to see that it's Tony. Tony
looks equally shocked at seeing Stephen. Stephen comments that
he's glad Tony has found another hobby - cars instead of guns.
He then adds that he knows shooting Patricia was an accident.
Tony says yeah, but he adds that it still makes him feel cold
every time he thinks about it. Stephen tells Tony that he'd give
him a hand to show that there are no hard feelings, but it's all
a mystery to him! Tony says he's got to test the radiator, and
he asks Stephen to whop off the radiator cap while he gives the
engine a few revs. He hands Stephen a cloth to use, but Stephen
doesn't think and puts his hand directly on the cap. He immediately
recoils in pain, having been burnt by the hot metal. He curses
at himself, saying he wasn't even thinking. Tony grimly comments
that he must be bad news for Stephen and his missus!
The two of them go inside, where Tony introduces Stephen to his
mother. Alice sees Stephen holding his hand in pain and asks what
he's done to it. Stephen explains that he burnt it. Alice asks
Tony to go and get the first aid kit from the bathroom, and she
tells Stephen to take a seat. Stephen sits down and, seeing Alice
holding a camera, asks her if she's there on holiday. Alice says
she is. She adds that she always left the camera for the kids
to use - she never had much use for it herself. Stephen remarks
on her having other children, and she explains that there are
a couple of younger ones at school. She then adds that her husband
insisted on giving Tony and her a trip away as a treat while he's
working. Tony comes in and overhears his mother's story, but doesn't
say anything. He hands her the first aid kit. She tells him that
she'll look after Stephen, and she asks Tony to put the film in
In the reception area at the riding school, the receptionist
tells Patricia that she got the impression that Stephen wasn't
overly keen on visiting the winery. Patricia assures her that
she'll talk him into it! She turns round to go and sit down and
almost bumps into a man standing behind her. She's shocked when
she recognises him as Matt Kennedy. Matt looks just as surprised
and remarks that she's the last person he expected to
Matt cheekily asks if he doesn't get a kiss. Patricia retorts
that she can't remember what he called her the last time she saw
him... Matt recalls that he called her a dragon - or maybe it
was a battleaxe; he often gets carried away! Patricia asks him
what he's doing there, and he explains that he's having a breather.
He adds that he'd be glad to bite his words about calling her
a dragon. As she stands there, Patricia lights a cigarette and
she tells Matt that her husband is waiting. She goes to head out,
and Matt calls out that he'll see her around. Patricia says he
won't if she can help it. Matt then calls out to her
to take care - and he adds that the cigarettes will kill her!
Stephen tells Alice that the bandages she's put on his hand are
a work of art! He then adds that they shouldn't interfere with
his fishing too much. Tony asks him if he know any good spots,
and adds that he knows a good place. Stephen says he
thought he might check out the waterhole. He then suggests to
Tony that he could drop down when he's finished working on the
car. Alice offers Stephen a cup of tea, but Stephen explains that
he has to meet his wife, so he'd better make tracks. He gets up
and goes. Alice remarks to Tony that he's a nice man. Tony says
yeah, and he looks thoughtful.
Patricia is waiting for Stephen down by the waterhole, and he
apologises to her for keeping her waiting. Patricia notices the
bandages on his hand and asks what happened. Stephen explains
about the car. He then looks around and remarks that the waterhole
is beautiful. Birdsong in the background prompts him to ask what
it is, and Patricia replies that it's a silver-throated Woombai
warbler. Stephen looks interested and says, "Really?"
Patricia laughs and asks how should she know?! Stephen
smiles and asks her if she's glad she came. Patricia says she
is. She then continues that, to show she's in the spirit of things,
she's got some tickets for the trip to the winery. Stephen's face
drops, and he says he was looking forward to a day's fishing.
Patricia says she can cash them in, but Stephen tells her
to go. Patricia suggests that they can meet later for a lovely
dinner. Stephen says, "Bravo," and he adds that if he
could use his hand, he'd clap! He tells Patricia that it's nice
to see her relaxing. They kiss and Patricia heads off.
In the reception area, Patricia tells the receptionist that she
was right, and she asks if she can cash in one of her tickets.
The receptionist tells her that that's fine, as there's a gentleman
waiting in hope of a cancellation. Patricia turns round and sees
Matt there. She quickly tells the receptionist that she'll cash
in both tickets, but Matt says to her that he's sure
they can be pleasant to each other for one day. He adds
that he'll even sit next to her in the bus if she promises not
to smoke! Patricia sarcastically asks if she's allowed to drink.
Matt tells her that she can have a few sips at a time, adding
that it's not polite to get rolling at wine tastings! Patricia
laughs, and agrees to call a truce for one day. Matt promises
her that, by tonight, they'll be the best of friends!
John walks into the lounge room at Dural and tells Barbara that
he's got the carton of milk she wanted. Barbara asks how much
it was, but John tells her to forget it - he thinks he can shout
them a carton of milk after all the things she and Gordon have
done for him! Changing the subject, Barbara asks him
if he's worried about Fiona. John replies that it's hit her hard,
having Terry turn on her. Barbara snaps that she could wring Patricia's
neck. John says Fiona will get over it, but Barbara points
out that Terry was like a dream come true. John says Fiona has
always had a hang-up about being mum to everyone - him and Jill
especially - because she never got over losing her baby; like
he said to her, they couldn't ask for a much better mum.
Barbara comments that Fiona is very bitter, and she adds that
she's worried about the way Fiona wants to lash out. John says
he'll try talking to her. At that moment, Fiona comes in and snaps
that there he is. She tells him that Lisa rang - she won't be
coming back for a few days. John remarks that he supposes Terry
is upset. Fiona just snaps, "Yes." John tells her that
she's got to understand that the poor guy's been thrown; he remembers
when he first found out about her that it was a bit of
a shock. Fiona grimly replies that he didn't treat her
like dirt. She then comments to John that she expected
him to be straight down there before she'd even finished telling
him - he was the one who's been snapping and snarling
about Terry. John replies that he was making something out of
nothing; he adds that he's mucked up so many things by going off
half-cocked, but not this time. He walks off to take the milk
into the kitchen. Alone with Fiona, Barbara tells her that John
is right. Fiona snaps that he's being a fool - Terry
can't be trusted; John wouldn't be so blasé if he knew
as much as her. Barbara snaps at Fiona to for heaven's
sake tell John whatever it is; she's sick and tired of her dropping
hints and saying nothing. Fiona snaps, "Thankyou very much."
Barbara tells her that she's not unsympathetic, but Fiona had
better make up her mind as to if she's going to spit it out once
and for all - and if not , then she should keep the subject to
herself. She storms out to get some fresh air.
Tony is with Stephen at the Woombai waterhole, showing him how
to tie the bait onto his fishing line. A while later, Stephen
casts the line into the water, and Tony does likewise. The two
of them stand there smiling. Sometime later still, Stephen is
lying on a blanket, apparently asleep. Tony is still sitting with
his rod, and he suddenly yells, "Wayhey!" He starts
reeling a fish in. A few minutes later, the fish is hanging from
the fallen branch of a tree, and Tony holds it up while Stephen
takes a photo. Later again, Stephen is reeling his own rod in
when he loses his balance and falls in the water! As he staggers
backwards onto the shore, he falls again, onto the mud in the
grass! He and Tony both end up laughing!
Alice is doing some tidying up in the homestead living room when
Stephen and Tony come in. She remarks on the state of the pair
of them and adds that she hopes it was all worthwhile! Tony takes
the basket of fish out to the freezer, and Stephen sits down at
the table. Alice thanks him for asking Tony along, and Stephen
replies that he was good company. Alice sadly says she wishes
Tony's father had taken him on outings when he was younger...
She then realises that she's contradicted what she said earlier,
but Stephen says it's alright: Tony told him the story. Alice
says she feels so ashamed - that's why she lied earlier. Stephen
tells her that he understands, and he says she must have been
through a lot to keep her family together. Alice says she thought
she was going to have trouble with Tony as well, but then David
Palmer took an interest in him; she managed fairly well with her
daughter, but her boys need a man's advice to help them
through the bad patches. Stephen tells Alice that he admires her
for not going under. Alice replies that you do what you have to.
Stephen, suddenly looking distant, says, "Some people
do..." Coming back to reality, he then says he'd better get
going. Tony, who has just walked back into the room, suggests
that they could do it again. Stephen says he'd like to.
The receptionist at the riding school asks Stephen how the fishing
was, and he tells her that it was fine. He then asks when the
bus gets back, and the receptionist says it won't be for a couple
of hours. Stephen asks if can make a call, and the receptionist
hands him the 'phone. He dials a number and gets through to Malcolm.
Malcolm asks how the holiday is, and Stephen replies that he's
really starting to relax. Malcolm says, "Just your luck!"
He asks Stephen what his worry is, and Stephen explains that he's
ringing about the matter they discussed the other night. Malcolm
says he assumes Stephen has decided to let sleeping dogs lie,
but Stephen replies that he's sorry to disappoint him. Malcolm
asks if Stephen seriously wants him to set the ball rolling. Stephen
replies that he's given it a lot of thought. Malcolm asks him
if he's thought about all the possible consequences, and Stephen
says he's thought about all those that he can think of. He tells
Malcolm that he just had a great afternoon there, and it helped
him make up his mind. Malcolm tells him that it's up to him. Stephen
replies that it's a risk he has to take. He hangs up and stares
into space, looking thoughtful.
John and Barbara are sitting doing a jigsaw in the lounge room
at Dural when Fiona comes in and says she has something rather
unpleasant to say, concerning Terry. Barbara gets up to leave,
but Fiona tells her that she helped her decide to make a clean
breast of it, so she can stay. John snaps that if it's what Fiona
was on about this morning, he's not interested - he trusts Lisa
and he trusts Terry. Fiona snaps, "More fool you. Trusting
Terry, I mean." John asks her why she let Terry work at Woombai,
then?; why re-hire him?; why bend over backwards to help him after
the accident, if he's such a creep? Fiona snaps that if John cares
about Lisa, he's going to stop and listen. She continues that
she hates to have to say this, because she desperately wanted
to love that boy, but he is nothing but a despicable animal. John
shakes his head. Fiona angrily asks what else he'd call
a rapist - because that's what he is: he's the one who raped Jill.
John stares at her.