A while later, Wayne says to Amanda, "Talk about easy."
Amanda angrily asks him if he has to crow so much. Wayne asks
why he shouldn't, and Amanda retorts that anyone would think it's
something to be proud of. Changing the subject slightly,
Wayne says he hopes Amanda has got her story straight for this
afternoon, when she sees Margaret. Amanda assures him that she'll
be a good girl. She then snaps that it's a wonderful way of spending
an afternoon - visiting a prison. Wayne tells her to
just win Margaret over - he wants her more than happy to take
up their offer to stay at Toorak; she's to let Margaret know that
he has nothing more to do with Patricia. Amanda says she knows
- and it makes her sick. She adds that if only Dee knew
what she'd started. Wayne smiles and says he bets she'd be tickled
Tony is driving along a track near Woombai when the car suddenly
comes to a stop. Looking frustrated, he gets out, slamming the
door as he does so. He goes and lifts up the bonnet; steam immediately
starts pouring out of the engine. Tony looks at it and scratches
Terry sitting on the verandah at the Hansens' and he asks his
mother for another beer. Enid asks him if he hasn't had enough.
A car suddenly pulls up with steam pouring out of it and Enid
walks over to see who it is. Tony gets out and asks if can see
Terry, as he thought he might be able to help him. Enid tells
him that Terry can't really do anything at the moment. Tony tells
her that he heard about the accident and thought Terry might need
some cheering up. Enid agrees and takes him over to the verandah.
She then goes inside. Tony asks Terry if he remembers him. Terry
asks how he should know who's standing there, and Tony replies
that he reckoned Terry might recognise his sexy voice! Terry laughs
and asks him what he's doing there. Tony replies that he thought
he might con Terry into giving him some help - his car radiator
has packed up; he thought Terry might know where he can get a
cheap second-hand one. Terry gives him a name and Tony thanks
him. He then asks Terry what he's been doing with himself. Terry
says it's obvious, isn't it? Tony remarks that he thought Terry
could find a better excuse to get stuck into the grog.
He asks him if he wants to come fishing tomorrow. Terry points
out that he wouldn't be able to see what he's doing, but Tony
tells him that he only has to feel the line - he can
say whether the fish are big enough to keep. Terry agrees, and
Tony tells him that he'll see him at 8am tomorrow. He goes, leaving
Barbara is pruning some shrubs in the garden at Dural when John
walks over. He asks her if she's keeping an eye out for Stephen,
but she indignantly tells him that she isn't - she's just gardening.
A car suddenly roars up the driveway - it's Stephen's. Barbara
says to John that she'd be interested to know how her brother's
meeting went with Patricia. John says he's got his fingers crossed
that it wasn't a success. Stephen gets out of his car and walks
over. John asks how it went, but Stephen snaps that he'd rather
not talk about it. He storms off. Barbara remarks to John that
it was obviously a disaster. John tells her that the worse it
is, the better. Barbara points out that Stephen is obviously taking
it very hard, but John retorts that, even if it hurts a bit now,
he'll still be a damn sight better off without her in the long
Inside, Stephen is at the bar, pouring himself a drink. John
comes in and remarks that he takes it it hasn't been a good day.
Stephen reiterates that he said he'd rather not talk about it.
John tells him that he'll be better off without Patricia, but
Stephen suggests to him that he mind his own business. John persists,
saying he's been through so much with her himself - she's the
most selfish person he's ever met. Stephen snaps that he thinks
he should be the one to make judgements concerning his
own wife; he told John to mind his own business and he means
Wayne comes out of Toorak, dressed in his running gear. Amanda
is just arriving home, and he asks her how it went. Amanda snaps
that she's never felt so rotten in her life - Margaret
was so down, and Wayne is going to rip her off. Wayne growls that
he thought he wasn't going to hear Amanda whinging again, and
he adds that it's time she accepted that she's only got a couple
of things going for her: one of them is him - whether she likes
it or not - and the other is money, and he knows she
likes that. Amanda storms inside. Wayne calls after her
that Kevin is in there - he might cheer her up.
Kevin is reading the newspaper in the lounge room when Amanda
comes in. She tells him that Wayne said he was there.
Looking at her, Kevin asks her if she's alright. Amanda indignantly
asks why shouldn't she be? Kevin tells her that she doesn't
look too good, but Amanda says it's just a headache. She then
asks Kevin what he's doing there, and Kevin explains that he wanted
to thank her for coming clean. Amanda tells him that she'd hate
to think that she was the reason for his and Lynn's marriage breaking
up. Still looking at how upset she appears, Kevin tells her that
she's not putting on a very good act. Amanda glumly says she knows
- but she can't help it. Kevin suggests that, if it's that bad
with Wayne, why not up and leave him? Amanda says it sounds so
easy. Kevin says it is. Amanda asks where she'd
go. Kevin points out that she's got her mum and dad - they're
not together, but she's still got her family. Amanda sadly says
she doesn't think they'd be much help - her mother certainly wouldn't
want her hanging around. Kevin asks about Stephen, and Amanda
says she thinks she's left it too late with him. Kevin tells her
that he reckons he'd give her a second chance; and Barbara is
a nice lady - she'd let Amanda stay with her. Amanda uncertainly
says she doesn't know... Kevin tells her to think about it. He
then says he'd better go. As he gets up, he says to Amanda that
he hopes she doesn't think he's sticking his nose in. Amanda tells
him that it's nice that he cares after all the trouble she caused
him. He goes. Amanda immediately walks over to the telephone directory
and looks up a number. She then dials it, hears the call ringing
and it is then answered by a woman who says, "Reservations.
Where to?" Amanda tells her, "Sydney," and adds
that she wants the 9am flight tomorrow. The reservations clerk
asks if it's a return. Amanda says, "No - one way."
Wayne is out jogging when he sees a tram go past and then stop.
Rosie alights and suddenly spots Wayne in the distance. Wayne
sees her, as well, and they stare at each other for several seconds,
Rosie looking very upset.
Sometime later, Wayne and Rosie walk into Toorak. Rosie is saying
to Wayne that she somehow always managed to excuse what he's done
before, but not any more - whether she likes it or not, there's
something in him that's not very nice, and there's nothing she
can do about it; and as much as it breaks her heart, she's washing
her hands of him. Wayne cries that she can't. He tells
her that, when he tried to kill himself, that was because she
turned against him; she's the only real friend he's got left.
Rosie tells him that there's one thing that would help to change
her mind. Wayne asks what it is. Rosie tells him to give up the
ridiculous arrangement with Amanda; let her live her own life;
everything they're makes a mockery of marriage. Wayne
cries that he can't give it up. Rosie sadly says, "There
you go..." Wayne tells her that he's put too much into it
- he can't back out now. Rosie cries that it's such a
pity he can't change - just a bit. She continues, "I
love you, Wayne - but you're no good - and you'll only ever break
my heart." She sadly tells a shocked Wayne that there's no
way she can be his friend.
Later that night, Rosie is sitting on the couch in the lounge
room at the Palmers', knitting. Doug asks her to come to bed,
as it's almost midnight, but Rosie says she only has a couple
of rows to go. Doug asks her if she's still upset over Wayne.
Rosie says she'll get over it; it's going to take a long while,
though - when you look after someone all your life... it's hard
- it really is. Doug tenderly says he knows. Rosie continues that
she tried with him. Doug tells her that some kids are
just born bad. Rosie cries that she gave that boy more
love and devotion than most kids get in a lifetime. Doug
tells her that she's made the break now - she should just get
him out of her mind. Rosie cries that it's like she said - it's
going to take a while. She and Doug get up and head off to their
The next morning, Amanda creeps downstairs at Toorak, checking
behind her every couple of seconds to make sure Wayne isn't there.
She's holding a piece of paper, which she places on the desk in
the hallway. She then opens the front door, looks behind her one
more time, and goes out.
At Woombai, Tony guides Terry to where to sit by the waterhole.
He opens the basket that Terry has brought and laughs that he
reckons there's enough food for tea, as well! Terry tells
Tony that he was surprised to see him yesterday, as he thought
he was up with the rodeo mob. Tony explains that he packed it
in. Terry asks why, and Tony tells him that he had to get back
to the city - his mum needed a bit of looking after; his old man
was being a bit of a pain, so he brought her up there to Woombai
for a bit of a rest; Mrs. Thompson has been been pretty good,
putting them up and that. Terry, suddenly looking angry, asks
if they're staying with her, and he asks Tony if that's
why he's there. Tony replies that it's like he said - his old
man had been carrying on. Terry snaps that he meant today
- bringing him there. Tony tells him that he's there 'cos he likes
fishing. Terry snaps that there's no point Fiona trying to get
on-side with him. Tony replies that he doesn't know what Terry
is talking about; as far as he's concerned, Fiona is
alright. He adds that he reckons going blind has made Terry funny
in the head!
Wayne comes downstairs at Toorak, and calls out for Amanda. He
goes into the lounge room, but it's empty. He then goes in the
living room, but that is empty as well. He calls out Amanda's
name again, but there's no answer. He goes to head down the hallway,
towards her quarters, when he suddenly notices the piece of paper
on the table by the 'phone. He picks it up and reads it. It says,
'I've had enough.' Wayne looks annoyed.
John completes a swim in the pool at Dural and, wearing just
his trunks, walks over to the front door just as a taxi pulls
away. He sees Amanda standing in the porch, and, looking surprised,
asks her what she's doing there. Amanda replies that she's house
hunting - she's left Wayne and she's come to see if Aunty Barbara
will let her stay there. John tells her that there's
someone inside who'll be interested to hear her say that. The
two of them go in, and Barbara runs down the stairs and hugs her
niece. She asks her what she's doing there, and Amanda replies
that she's there to...; she asks if she can she stay for a while,
adding that she'll pay for her board. Barbara asks what's wrong,
and Amanda explains that she's walked out on Wayne - she had
to. Barbara, looking happy, tells her that she can stay for as
long as she likes - providing she doesn't leave her clothes lying
around in the bathroom! John chips in that there's something Amanda
doesn't know - Stephen. Barbara says, "Oh yes!" She
tells Amanda that her father is there - he's walked out on Patricia!
Amanda smiles and says, "You're kidding!" She asks where
he is, and Barbara tells her that he was in the lounge room the
last time she looked. Amanda goes in there. John comments to Barbara
that it's stupid people being happy about splitting up. Barbara
asks why, when they should never have been together in the first
In the lounge room, Stephen tells Amanda that he doesn't want
to hear anything she has to say about Patricia. Amanda repeats
that she only said she was pleased to hear he's left
her. Stephen tells his daughter that he's not interested in her
opinions, and she can catch the next 'plane back to Melbourne
if that's the only reason she's there. Amanda, looking slightly
crestfallen, tells her father that all she wanted to say was that
she's finally come to her senses: she's left Wayne. Seeing the
expression on Stephen's face, she tells him not to look like that
- she's left him for good. Stephen says he's very pleased,
and he gives her a hug.
A while later, Stephen, Barbara and Amanda are all sitting in
the lounge room, and Amanda asks Barbara what she's grinning about.
Barbara tells her that it's nice to see her and her father so
happy. Stephen comments that he hopes she's not going to crow,
as he doesn't want her thinking that he and Patricia will work
out like Amanda and Wayne, because their marriage is
far from over. Barbara retorts that she's never made
any bones about saying his marriage to Patricia is a mistake -
and he should know that she doesn't sit around knitting, waiting
for heads to roll. Stephen says he knows - he just doesn't want
anyone thinking that he and Patricia are finished. He then continues
that, while they're being honest with each other, there's something
else they both should know. He turns to Amanda and tells her that
she has a brother. Barbara laughs at him to talk sense. Stephen
tells her that it's true. Seeing the expressions of shock on the
two women's faces, Stephen says he'll make a nice cup of tea while
they're getting over it!
By the waterhole at Woombai, Tony is eating, and he remarks that
Mrs. Hansen sure knows how to pack a picnic lunch! He then tells
Terry that they didn't do too bad with the fish they caught. Terry
points out that he's only got Tony's word for it - they could
have caught boots or anything! He decides he's going
to have a bit of a sleep. Tony suggests they go for a swim, but
Terry says, "No way." Tony calls him a piker! Terry,
though, says it's too soon after lunch - they could get cramps.
Tony laughs that that's just an old wives' tale! Terry also points
out that if he gets his bandages wet, his eyes will get infected.
Tony gives up trying to persuade him, and he strips down to his
boxers. Terry tells him to have fun!
At Dural, Barbara remarks to Stephen that, from what he said,
they were very close - she must have known the mother.
Stephen, though, tells her that she didn't. He adds that he's
not going to tell her who it was - he doesn't think she'll even
have heard of the woman involved. Amanda tells him that she
couldn't care less - she just knows that she's very proud
of him. She hugs him as she adds that she's pleased he didn't
use his son to get Dee's money. Stephen explains that that's what's
caused the problem with Patricia. Barbara asks if she wanted him
to hold up Andrew as his son and heir. Stephen replies that that's
it exactly - but he couldn't go along with it. Barbara tells him
that she's very proud of him, too. She then adds that
she doesn't want to cause more trouble between him and Patricia,
but if she just wants the money, there's no way the marriage is
going to work. Stephen smiles and says it's nice to know he still
has as sister who understands him. Amanda points out, "And
a daughter!" Stephen tells them both that, if Dee taught
him one thing, it's how not to treat people - and that includes
Patricia - and his son. The 'phone suddenly starts ringing and
he gets up to answer it at the bar. STD pips sound and then Wayne
comes on and asks for Amanda. Stephen curtly tells him that she
doesn't want to talk to him. Wayne snaps that he's her husband.
Stephen retorts that he doesn't care if Wayne is King Kong - he
can't talk to her. Wayne growls that he's not asking,
he's telling. Stephen snaps that he's telling
him to leave her alone. He hangs up and Amanda thanks
him, as she couldn't have faced talking to him. Barbara says she
could have! Amanda says she's so glad to be there.
At Woombai, Tony is in the water while Terry is lying back on
the bank. Tony suddenly yells out in pain, and he cries to Terry
that he needs help - he's got cramp. He start trying to tread
water, but Terry disbelievingly just calls out, "Yeah, sure!"
Tony continues to cry out that he's got cramp and he begins to
go underwater. Terry suddenly realises that he's serious, and
he gets up and yells that he's coming. With the bandages still
over his eyes, he wades into the water. He yells at Tony to keep
shouting, so that he can find him. Tony continues to have trouble
staying above water. As he wades through the water, completely
blind, the yells stop. Terry cries out, "Mate...? Tony...?