Fiona arrives back at Dural and asks Barbara, who comes out into
the hallway, if Terry turned up. Barbara just snaps that the fight
took place in the pool. Looking shocked, Fiona says she's so sorry.
Barbara assures her that it's not her fault, but she
adds that she's furious with Terry. Fiona comments that
she doesn't blame her - she'll have a piece of him herself.
She asks if his eyes are alright, what with the chlorine in the
pool. Barbara replies that she thinks they've been stinging but
she's sure they'll be fine. She then tells Fiona that she has
another problem on her hands. She's about to elaborate when Terry
comes in from the flat; she hands him a pile of clothes that she's
holding. Terry turns to Fiona and tells her that he's sorry if
he caused trouble with her friends - but he's not apologising
to John; he asked for it. Fiona angrily snaps at him,
asking him when he's going to grow up. Terry reminds her that
he said sorry, but Fiona angrily asks if that makes it alright
- because it doesn't. Terry tells her that that's all
he can say - he didn't think. Fiona snaps that he certainly didn't;
what about his eyes? Terry assures her that they're fine.
Fiona sarcastically asks him if he's a doctor now. Terry snaps
back that she's treating him like a child, but Fiona reminds him
that he's just had his bandages off; she wants to get him to hospital
for a check-up. Terry snaps that he won't go, as he's had enough
of that place for a lifetime; he's going home - if there
are any problems, he can see a doctor there. Fiona curtly
points out that the specialists are there in Sydney, but Terry
retorts that he doesn't care - he's going home. Fiona reluctantly
says alright, and she takes his 'plane ticket out of her bag.
Terry snaps that he can hitch, but Fiona angrily snaps that she's
had his nonsense up to 'there' - he's going to fly home as she
planned and the first thing he'll do is see a doctor and hope
to goodness that he isn't put back in hospital. Terry snaps that
he can see fine, but Fiona snaps that it's no thanks to his stupidity.
She tells him to make himself presentable for the flight, as he
has to leave in ten minutes.
Fiona walks into the flat; John is sitting on the couch, looking
at the card that was in the envelope he was holding before the
fight. He quickly puts it down. Fiona he angrily asks him what
he said. John retorts that he did all he could, but he wasn't
going to let Terry hit him. Fiona asks what about Terry's
eyes. John snaps that he doesn't care about them; why should
he? Fiona sadly says she just expected more. John tells
her that the less she has to do with Terry, the better, he reckons.
Fiona snaps that she hasn't come for advice. John snaps that she
came to have go at him; well, he's had a gutful of Terry
and the whole damn mess. He tells Fiona that Terry has changed
her. Fiona tells him not to be ridiculous, but John insists that
of course he has: she puts him ahead of everyone now;
all her friends take second place to a rapist. Fiona
replies that whatever Terry is, he's her son, and she's the same
as she ever was. John says he doesn't think so - she doesn't even
remember what day it is, she's so worried about her precious
Terry. Fiona listens to this and then walks out impatiently. John
sits back down and looks at the card again. It's a birthday card,
and written inside is 'Wishing we could be together on our birthday.
You know I'll be thinking of you. Love and miss you. Angela'.
John looks upset.
Stephen has arrived back at the Morrell apartment after his business
trip, and he hugs Patricia as he tells her that it's good to be
home. Patricia jokes that at least his being away gives him a
break from her! Stephen asks her if she wants a drink,
but she declines. He goes to get himself one, and walks over to
the bar. As he does so, Patricia picks up the mini tape recorder
and removes the tape. She gives it to Stephen, who asks what it
is. Patricia replies that it's the answer to all their problems.
She continues that she knows what he said, but she's impulsive
- and it's a good thing she was. Stephen asks her what
she means. Patricia tells him that she has Helen Green on tape
admitting that he's Andy's father; it's all the evidence they
need to contest the will. Stephen sternly asks her how she got
it. Patricia asks him not to be angry, but Stephen just asks again
how she got the tape. Patricia explains that she went to see her;
she had a pocket recorder in her bag. Stephen angrily asks what
he said before he left. Patricia retorts that she couldn't just
sit around and do nothing. Stephen, though, snaps that
it's the last damn straw; he starts ripping the tape out of the
cassette as he reminds Patricia that he told her that
she mustn't on any account go near Helen. He grabs her arm and
snaps that she stayed true to form and did exactly what she wanted
to. Patricia snaps at him to let go of her. Stephen angrily asks
her how many times she's smiled and promised not to do something,
and then gone behind his back and done it anyway. Patricia snaps
that she doesn't know what he's getting so hysterical about. Stephen
snaps that it's his pride; he's done all he could to
keep on loving her - he put up with her tantrum at Woombai when
she found out about Andy; he put up with her going to see
Andy and her lack of sympathy about his new job; her whole mercenary
attitude - but he's not listening to any more apologies or promises
- he's getting out while he still has a little self-esteem. He
walks to the door and picks up his upopened suitcase. Patricia
snaps that he's blowing this all out of proportion, but Stephen
snaps back that the fact that she thinks so proves they
have a problem. He adds that he'll be talking to Malcolm about
a divorce. Looking shocked, Patricia cries that he can't be serious,
but Stephen snaps back, "Believe me - this time I am."
He storms out.
A while later, Stephen gets out of his car, which is parked outside
Dural. As he walks up to the door, Margaret comes out and tells
him that Barbara has allowed her to borrow one of the cars, to
go shopping. Stephen ignores this and tells her that she might
as well know, as everyone will know soon: he's left Patricia.
A looks of delight slowly crosses Margaret's face...
Inside, Stephen tells Barbara that Patricia has pushed him too
far. Barbara reminds him about the last time - over Andy: there
was talk of divorce then. Stephen insists that this is
different. Barbara comments that if he says so... She then adds,
though, that it's such a trivial thing to get excited about. Stephen
snaps that it's the principle; it's the last in a whole
string of things; he can't live with a woman who treats
him as a joke. Barbara sourly remarks that that's Patricia's
style - she treated Gordon as a joke for years.
Stephen snaps, "More fool him." Barbara reminds
her brother that she did warn him. Stephen glumly remarks
that you learn by your mistakes. Barbara asks what he'll do when
he cools down; when Patricia rings - which she will. Stephen says
he'll dig his heels in. Barbara tells him that he's still in love
with her - even she can see that. Stephen snaps that
he'll make himself stop loving her.
At the Morrell apartment, Patricia draws on a cigarette, exhales
and then stubs the cigarette out. As she does this, there's a
thoughtful look on her face. She gets up, goes to the 'phone on
the bar, picks up the handset and dials a number. Before it's
answered, though, she hangs up, looking worried.
David's truck pulls up at Woombai. David gets out of the driver's
side and walks round and helps Beryl out of the passenger side.
He comments that he's glad that's over, and Beryl replies that
she is, too! She adds that she loves coming there, as it's so
relaxing. She then tells David to remind her to ring John. Tony
suddenly comes over and remarks that they took their time. Beryl
explains that they stayed at a motel last night - they decided
to make a bit of a holiday of it. Tony tells them that they'd
be mad not to. He then continues that his mum is out
the back. David says he'll get the stuff for Alan Pascoe first.
Tony asks him what he means, and David explains that he rang Alan
to see if there was anything he could pick up on the way; he's
got some stuff for him. Tony asks him if he wants a hand, but
David says there'll be plenty of blokes to help. He gets back
in his truck and drives off. Tony tells Beryl that his mum has
baked a special cake for tea; she feels pretty bad about forcing
them to leave Melbourne. Beryl tells him that just because his
father got out of jail, she and David can't blame him and Alice.
Tony remarks that just as long as they don't have any more troubles
because of it. Beryl agrees that that's the main thing.
David drives his truck along a track and passes an empty car
parked at the side of the road. When he's gone past, Joe Parker
gets up from where he was hiding in the car. He picks up his rifle
and gets out. He looks around for a few seconds and then heads
towards the homestead...
Inside, Beryl walks from the kitchen into the living room and
puts the cake on the table, commenting as she does so that it
looks delicious. Alice calls out from the kitchen that it's Tony'
favourite! In the living room, Beryl suddenly hears a clicking
sound behind her, as if a gun is being loaded. She slowly turns
round and finds Joe standing there, pointing the rifle straight
at her. She mutters, "Oh my God... " Joe tells her to
put down the knife that she's holding. Beryl nervously asks him
how he found them. Joe just menacingly repeats his order to put
the knife down. She does. Joe then tells her to call the others
in. Beryl calls to Tony and to Alice to come in there. Tony calls
back that he's waiting for the kettle to boil, but Beryl says
it's important. Tony comes in and stops in his tracks when he
sees his father and the rifle. Alice follows and does the same.
Joe snarls at them all to sit down. Tony moves towards his father,
but Joe snaps at him to sit. He, Beryl and Alice all go and sit
on the couch. Joe then growls that now all they need is the boyfriend.
Beryl looks scared.
A short time later, Joe takes a piece of cake and stuffs it in
his mouth. Alice looks at him in terror. Tony tells his father
that he's crazy, but Joe snaps at him that he told him to shut
his face. Tony tells his father that he won't kill them - he'll
never get away with it. Joe snaps that they'll have to catch
him first. Tony retorts that of course they'll catch
him - he's not that thick, is he? Joe walks over to Tony
and growls that he's smart enough to put him in his place.
Tony asks him what he reckons he'll do. Alice interrupts the confrontation,
though, and tells her husband that he's got it all wrong. Joe
growls that he doesn't reckon he has, and he tells Alice to shut
her mouth. He starts pacing the room. Beryl asks him how he found
them. Joe tells her that he was in the back of the truck when
they left Melbourne, and he thanks her for getting him past the
roadblocks. Beryl looks guilty. Joe continues that he pinched
a car after that and followed them. He then angrily snaps that
David is taking his time, isn't he? Beryl nervously asks him what
he's going to do when David gets there. Joe just glares at her.
Beryl looks terrified.
Patricia is sitting in the Morrell apartment, listening to classical
music turned up to a very high volume. She looks upset. She gets
up and turns the music off and then goes over to the 'phone and
dials a number. Barbara answers. Patricia curtly says she assumes
Stephen is there, and she asks to speak to him. Barbara tauntingly
says she'll try and find him; she turns to Stephen and asks him
if he wants to speak to her. Stephen says he doesn't. Barbara
asks Patricia if she heard that. Patricia snaps that he's behaving
like a small child, and she tells Barbara to let Stephen know
to expect her. She slams the 'phone down and goes out.
Fiona comes into Dural and Barbara joins her in the hallway and
asks if Terry got off alright. Fiona says he did, adding that
she just hopes he sees a doctor. Barbara tells her that she's
sorry she missed her before the airport, but she thinks Fiona
has a problem on her hands - and she doesn't think Fiona is meant
to know about it. Before she can go any further, though, the 'phone
rings and when Barbara answers it, Matt comes on. He explains
that he's trying to get hold of Fiona. Barbara hands the 'phone
over and Fiona asks Matt what she can do. Matt says he was wondering
how it went with Jill. Fiona, looking puzzled, says she doesn't
understand. Matt asks her if Jill didn't come and see
her. Fiona replies, "Not to my knowledge."
She turns to Barbara and asks if Jill called to see her. Barbara
explains that that's what she was going to tell her: Jill was
there during the fight; she left very upset. Fiona asks if Jill
wanted to speak to her. Barbara tells her that the brouhaha frightened
her away. Fiona returns to the 'phone and tells Matt that Jill
has been and gone. She then asks him how he's involved,
and he explains that he talked to her at Patricia's - she was
very confused. Fiona remarks that he can say that again.
Matt asks what Barbara meant about a brouhaha, adding that the
last thing Jill needs is another upset. Fiona tells him that there
was a fight, and Matt asks who was involved. Fiona explains that
it was between John and Terry; she asks Matt if Jill told him
about that. Matt says she did. He then tells Fiona to try and
get on to Jill, as she could do something silly. Fiona asks if
he means she could get rid of the baby. Matt replies that she
was talking about it. Barbara interrupts Fiona and says she assumes
Matt is worried about Jill. Fiona asks Barbara if she knows anything.
Barbara replies that she caught her talking on the 'phone - she
was arranging something; she was writing some address down. Fiona
relays this to Matt, who says he heard. He then adds that he knows
who it might be: Wayne Hamilton offered to help her. Fiona retorts
that Jill wouldn't take any help from him, but Matt replies
that she's desperate enough. In the hallway at Dural, Barbara
is rubbing a pencil over the sheet of paper that was under the
sheet Jill wrote on, and an address is being revealed. She hands
it to Fiona, who reads it - it says 'Dr. C. Amberley, 43 Tenner
Drive, Hornsby'. Fiona looks worried and cries, "Oh no..."
Jill is standing outside the clinic; the list of doctors' names
are on a sign outside. Looking nervous, she goes in.
At Woombai, David is walking across a field towards the homestead,
and as he opens a gate, he spots Alice running towards him. He
closes the gate behind him and then says a cheery, "Hi."
He notices that Alice is out of breath, and asks what's wrong.
Alice breathlessly tells him that Joe is there - in the house
- and he's got a gun and is making crazy threats. David mutters,
"Hell." He asks how Joe found them, and Alice tells
him that he followed him and Beryl from Melbourne. David says
he'll call the police, but Alice stops him and tells him that
Joe sent her to find him - he's got Beryl and Tony, and he threatened
that the first sign of the police, he'll kill them. David
asks her if she reckons he would. Alice cries that she
thinks so - she's seen him mad before, but never like this;
she's terrified. David asks what Joe would do if he went
in. Alice says she doens't know - shoot, maybe. David says he'd
better risk it - he could talk him into letting Tony and Beryl
go. Alice tells him that Joe wants them both; if he goes
in without her, he won't have a chance; Joe's angry,
and when he's like that, there's no talking to him; it's got to
be both of them. David looks at the homestead.
Fiona pulls up in her car, outside the clinic. She gets out and
goes in. Inside, the receptionist asks if she can help. Fiona
explains that she's looking for Jill O'Donnel. The receptionist
tells her that she's with the doctor right now. Fiona insists
that she must see her, and she asks the receptionist if she can
tell Jill that she's there. The receptionist says she's very sorry
but... Fiona interrupts and says she knows why Jill is
there - and the receptionist must take her to her. The
receptionist asks Fiona if she'd like to speak to the gentleman
who came with Jill. Fiona impatiently says she will eventually,
but right now she wants to see Jill. The receptionist tells her
that she can't. She then tells Fiona that the gentleman who came
with Jill has just come back - perhaps he can help? Looking
round, Fiona sees who's standing there and a shocked expression
crosses her face. She angrily asks how he could arrange all this;
him of all people; doesn't he know what having a grandchild
means to her?
In the hallway at Dural, Stephen snaps at Patricia that he doesn't
know why she bothered coming - he's said it all before. Patricia
snaps that he got hysterical and huffed out; a divorce is something
they need to discuss. Barbara curtly chips in that she'd
like to throw Patricia out, but this just causes Patricia to snap
at her that things would be a lot easier if she wasn't hovering.
Barbara retorts that it was Patricia who barged in; she's
staying put. Patricia snaps at Stephen that if they're
going to have a domestic, they should talk about it at home. Stephen
incredulously asks her if she thinks this is a domestic tiff.
He then continues that they're splitting up - he's not changing
his mind so she may as well leave. Patricia snaps that this has
come out of nowhere, but Stephen snaps that it's been
building up for months. Patricia snaps that she was only
trying to help him, but Stephen snaps back that he doesn't
want her help anymore. He tells her to go, as she's just
making a fool of herself. Patricia snaps that he's so weak - she'll
be better off without him. As she makes to go, she turns
to Barbara and tells her not to look so smug. She then asks her
if Stephen has told her who Andrew's mother is, yet. Stephen looks
at his wife nervously and warns, "Patricia..." Staring
Barbara in the face, Patricia continues that it's all a big mystery:
"Her name's Helen Green - ring any bells?" Barbara looks
shocked, and Patricia snidely remarks that she can see it does.
She turns to Stephen and tells him to explain his way out of that
one. Stephen look at Barbara and says he can explain.
Barbara snaps that it had better be damn good.
Patricia is walking down the driveway when a car starts coming
up the drive towards her. The car suddenly increases speed and
starts charging straight at her. As it's almost upon her, Patricia
dives to the side of the drive and the car screeches to a halt.
Patricia gets up and yells at the driver that they could have
killed her. Margaret's voice calls out, "Yes, I
could, couldn't I." She gets out of the car and walks over
to Patricia who snaps that she heard her sister was back.
Margaret tells her that this was just a scare - she wasn't really
going to hit her. Patricia tauntingly tells her not to get carried
away. Margaret grabs her sister's blouse and snaps that she doesn't
know what six months inside would have done to Patricia, but she
knows what they did to her, so Patricia's not to treat
her as a joke; she learnt a lot of things in there and she intends
to use them. Patricia tells Margaret that she'd be laughable
if she wasn't so pathetic. Margaret snarls that Martin put a gun
to his head because of Patricia, and she won't be happy until
Patricia wants to do the same. She lets her go and walks
In the living room at Woombai, David tells Joe that he's got
to see that what he's doing is crazy. Joe growls back that David
is the one who wanted to talk, but he told him it would be a waste
of time. David tells Joe that he's the one he's got it
in for - let the others go. Joe growls, "No." He then
snarls that they must all have thought themselves pretty smart
when Tony set him up. Tony tells his father that it was his
idea - the rest of them had nothing to do with it. Joe snaps that
he doesn't care whose idea it was - they all had a pretty
good laugh; but it's not too funny now, is it?
Alice stands up and begs with her husband not to hurt them - please.
Joe ignores this. He loads his rifle and points it at her. He
tells her that he could just as easily start with her;
he wanted to keep her 'til last, but he'll start with her if she
makes him. Alice stands there crying. David looks down. Beryl
looks up at him.
Outside, sitting in a car, Terry thanks a mate for the lift.
His mate tells him that Tony will be pleased to see him, as he's
quite a hero to him after what he did!
Inside, Joe tells David that he'll be first. David tells
Joe to do what he likes with him, but his wife
has got nothing to do with it. There's suddenly a knock on the
front door, and Terry calls out that it's him. Tony calls out
to him to come in. Terry walks into the room and Joe immediately
turns and points the rifle at him. Looking shocked, Terry asks
what's going on.
From outside, a shot is suddenly heard ringing out. Beryl is
then heard crying, "Nooooooo.... David..........."
A further four shots ring out in quick succession...