Wayne angrily snaps at Kevin that he took the key he left for
an emergency and used it to go through his personal papers; it's
a breach of trust. Kevin tells Wayne not to try and talk his way
out of it. He then turns to his mother and asks her why, if it
isn't true, Wayne doesn't say so. Beryl turns to Wayne
and points out that if it's going to clear the air... Wayne snaps
that he doesn't like being accused of being a con merchant. Kevin
retorts that there's only one way to prove he isn't.
Wayne reluctantly says he'll do it, but he adds that the bank
will be closed by the time they get back to Melbourne. Kevin says
that's OK - they'll meet there in the morning - before it opens.
Wayne snaps, "Fine."
Sometime later, Kevin and Beryl walk into the Palmer house, and
Lynn asks how the flight was. Kevin just says it was OK. Lynn
then asks how David is, and Beryl replies that he's improving
- slowly. She heads off to freshen up, leaving Kevin to tell Lynn
that his mother didn't like the methods he used against Wayne.
Lynn reminds him that he's only looking after her money, but Kevin
says to tell her that - Wayne's really done a good job
on her. Lynn warily says she hopes the Power of Attorney form
is in the deposit box. Kevin assures her that it will
be. He adds that she should have seen Wayne trying to squirm his
way out of it - it'll be worth being in Beryl's bad books just
to get him. Beryl comes back in and says she'll give
David a call. She goes to the 'phone, and Lynn remarks to Kevin
that she seems OK. Kevin replies that, tomorrow, she'll see he's
David is sitting up in a chair at Woombai, and he tells Beryl
that he feels good, but he still doesn't understand why she's
in Melbourne. Beryl explains that it was just a business
problem that came up; while she's there, she's going to check
on the legal side of giving her money away to charity; she'll
be back tomorrow night. She tells David to look after himself,
and David replies that there are no worries there - everyone
is doing everything for him! He tells Beryl to say 'hello' to
Lynn, Kevin and Davey for him, and they then say goodbye and hang
up. Doug asks David how come Beryl is in Melbourne, and David
replies that there's some business problem. Fiona curtly remarks
that as long as Beryl doesn't let Wayne put one over on her...
She then tells David that it's high time he was in bed. David
looks at his watch and says it's barely hast half seven! Fiona
tells him that she knows - and she also knows that he has to have
lots of rest! Terry and Tony come in and Terry tells David that
it's alright: they've just put a portable TV in his room! He and
Fiona help David stand up and David asks where they got the TV
from. Terry says it's his - David can use it 'til he's better.
The two of them leave the room. Tony comments that it's going
to be a while before David will be back on his feet again. Doug
says he's doing alright. Fiona adds that he just needs lots of
looking after. She heads off to the kitchen, leaving Doug and
Tony alone. Tony settles down on one of the chairs with some reading
material, and Doug asks him what it is. Tony replies that it's
a 'Phantom' comic. Doug comments that comics are a waste of time.
He then asks Tony if he's given any more thought to what he was
saying. Tony tells him not to start again - he's 18; how would
it look if he went tramping off to school with a load of kids?;
they'd probably reckon he's a real dill. Terry comes back in and
Tony asks him if he wants to go fishing in the morning. Doug tells
him that he can't spend the rest of his life fishing, but Tony
retorts that he's too old to go back to school. Terry
teases that he can just see him in short pants and a cap! Doug
ignores this and tells Tony that he was thinking about the local
school - he and David discussed it; the country kids wouldn't
make fun of him. Tony says, "Want a bet?" Fiona comes
in and asks for a hand with the dishes. Tony willingly says he'll
help. He storms out.
Beryl starts to clear the kitchen table at the Palmer house.
Lynn says she'll do it, but Beryl insists that she's
sat down enough today - not that she couldn't get used to it if
she tried! Kevin tells her that she could if she kept the money
- then she could get a maid or two! Becoming serious, he then
asks her if she's really going to give the money away.
Beryl replies that she'll make sure everyone is taken care of
first. Lynn tells her that she and Kevin aren't worried
about themselves, but she and David have worked all their lives.
Beryl says she knows it sounds crazy, but it feels like she made
a bargain with God - he kept his side and now it's up
to her to keep hers. Kevin tells her that it is
crazy, and he adds that he reckons she'll regret it. Beryl retorts
that she and David have been perfectly happy without money - and
it'll only bring problems - look at Wayne; all the money
in the world couldn't have made it up to her if she'd lost David;
she's got him back - that's all she needs.
Wayne gets into Toorak and sighs heavily. He puts his briefcase
down on the hall table and turns on the lamp. He then opens the
case and takes out a piece of paper - it's the Power of Attorney
form signed by Beryl. As he folds it up again, he looks smug...
The next morning, Tony and Terry are walking towards the waterhole,
and Tony is ranting about Doug getting on his wick with his talk
about him going back to school. As they approach the waterhole,
Tony grins as he suddenly notices a girl swimming in the middle.
Terry tells him that it's Shelley Barton, and he calls out, "Hi,
Shell!" Shelley calls back, "Hi!" Terry calls out
that she'll be scaring all the fish away! With only her head above
water, Tony asks Terry if he reckons she's in the raw! Terry says
he wouldn't be surprised! He calls out to Shelley to ask how they're
supposed to do any fishing with her around! Shelley calls
back that she's coming out now anyway; she approaches the bank
but is wearing a bikini! She grabs her towel and Terry asks her
how Marlene is. Shelley replies that she's OK. Terry asks if she's
still going out with Gary Johnson, but Shelley says she isn't
- she didn't want to get tied down! She walks off. Tony comments
to Terry that she's a real good looker!
As Shelley is walking along in the grounds at Woombai, John comes
towards on her a horse. He says a polite, "Hello," as
he passes her, and, caught off-guard momentarily, Shelley trips
and falls. John asks her if she's alright, and he gets off his
horse to help her. Shelley says she thinks she is - she's just
turned her ankle. John offers to give her a ride back to the guest
house, but Shelley quickly says it's alright - really... John
tells her that he'll see her.
Tony asks Terry if Shelley lives round there. Terry
replies that she lives a mile down the road - her old man owns
a dairy farm. Tony smiles as he comments that she's a bit of a
good looker! Terry says she's just a kid, but Tony replies that
she's plenty old enough for him! He asks Terry how come
he didn't give him an intro. Terry laughs that the way Tony was
standing there with his mouth open, she probably thought he was
some kind of idiot! Tony says, "Some kind of mate!"
Terry tells Tony that if he's that keen, he'll line him up a date
with her! Tony says, "For real?!" He adds that that
would be great!
Amanda joins Stephen for breakfast at Dural, and she tells him
that she's bored - she should have gone to Melbourne with Charlie
to help organise the fashion show. She then asks him if he got
Charlie's letter. Stephen asks what letter. Amanda replies
that she left it with the rest of the mail on the hall table.
Stephen says he didn't see it. Barbara comes in and curtly asks
if she can clear the table, as it is the middle of the
morning. Amanda snaps that everything's cold anyway. Barbara snaps
back that it wouldn't be if she'd got up at a reasonable hour.
Stephen suggests to Amanda that maybe the letter is still on the
table, but Barbara tells him that there's nothing on there now
- she's cleared it all out. Amanda tells her that there was a
personal letter there for Stephen. Barbara snaps that it's not
there now and it wasn't when she looked. Amanda
insists that it must have been. Stephen says he's sure
it wasn't important - probably Charlie making another attempt
to get him and Patricia together again. Barbara snaps that she
wishes Charlie would mind her own business. She heads off to tidy
the study, and Amanda remarks to her father that she's in a foul
mood. Stephen replies that his sister likes her privacy; recently,
she's been straddled with too many stray dogs and their problems.
Amanda replies that they'll be out of her hair soon enough. Stephen
says he and Margaret will be; he thought she would be
staying on. Amanda quickly says, "Yeah..." She adds
that she probably will - and at least she won't give
Barbara any headaches. Stephen says he'd better see if he can
snap her out of her mood.
Barbara is tidying some papers in the study when Stephen comes
in. He stands in the doorway and asks if he should wave a white
flag! Barbara retorts that he might get it shot out of his hand!
Stephen says he noticed, and he asks if she's gunning for anyone
in particular. Barbara snaps that everyone is getting
on her nerves at the moment. Stephen calmly says he thinks he
knows what the problem is - it's just a hunch, but if he's right,
they should talk about it. Barbara asks what it is. Stephen replies
that it's about Andy's father. Barbara curtly retorts, "Oh
really?" Stephen continues that he thinks he knows who he
is. Barbara tells him to go on. Stephen says, "It was Roland,
wasn't it." Barbara snaps that that's a ridiculous idea.
She then starts to break down, though, and Stephen tells her that
she should have told him. Barbara sobs that she couldn't
believe it herself - she thought she knew Roland;
she thought their marriage meant as much to him as... Stephen
tells her that she knows Roland loved her. Barbara angrily
asks why he had an affair with Helen Green, then; she just feels
very betrayed. Stephen tells her that he had an affair
with Helen, too; there was something... a 'mystique' about her
- but it didn't mean he loved Caroline any less. Barbara snaps
that men are so bloody glib - it just doesn't wash. Stephen tells
her that he doesn't want her thinking that her whole marriage
was wasted. He then tells her that she should tell Andy. Barbara
snaps, "No." Stephen insists that he has the right to
know who his father is. Barbara snaps that she doesn't want anyone
to know; she doesn't want anything to do with the boy - she never
wants to see him again. Stephen asks her how she's going to explain
that. Barbara snaps that Dural is her house; she doesn't have
to explain. Stephen tells her not to go off the deep end. Barbara
cries that if he has any feelings for her at all, he'll do as
she asks. She walks out, leaving Stephen looking shocked.
Later, Barbara is coming downstairs when there's a knock on the
front door. She goes to answer it and finds Andy standing there.
She curtly tells him that Amanda is upstairs; she'll get her.
As she goes to find her, Stephen comes out of the study and tells
Andy that he'd like a word with him. Barbara warns, "Stephen..."
Stephen replies that he's sorry, but he has to. Andy asks what's
going on. Stephen tells him to come into the study. Barbara glares
Kevin and Beryl arrive back at the Palmers', and Lynn asks Kevin
if Wayne turned up. Kevin says he did. Lynn asks about the safety
deposit box. Kevin glumly replies that there were only some of
his private papers in it. Beryl curtly adds that there was no
Power of Attorney form. Lynn tells Kevin that he was so sure;
Wayne must have got to it beforehand. Kevin says he doesn't see
how. Beryl tells him that he managed to make a prize idiot of
both of them. Kevin snaps that Wayne outsmarted him.
Beryl snaps back that he outsmarted himself - this is
the second time she's listened to someone accuse Wayne of putting
one over on her, and this is the second time they've been proven
wrong; she doesn't know how she can face him again. Lynn
points out that Kevin was only trying to do what he thought was
best. Beryl snaps at Kevin that he didn't even have the grace
to apologise. Kevin retorts that Wayne really pulled
the wool over her eyes. Beryl tells him that she takes people
as she finds them, and Wayne has always been pleasant and helpful
to her. Kevin snaps that it's only because it suits
him - he's out to rip her off. Beryl snaps that she doesn't want
to hear another word - it'll be a long time before she forgets
how embarrassed she was this morning; she's only amazed that Wayne
didn't insist he be fired; she couldn't have gone against him
if he had. She storms off. Lynn sympathetically tells
Kevin that everyone makes mistakes. Kevin, though, insists that
he didn't make a mistake - Wayne has pulled some kind
of stunt; he just seemd too edgy when he fronted him yesterday.
Lynn suggests that maybe it was an act. Kevin asks why he'd do
that. Lynn points out that Beryl won't believe him now
- not if it's something against Wayne. Kevin nods and says, "Yeah..."
He tells Lynn that she's right: he bets that's why Wayne did it
- it was a set-up right from the start and he played right into
his hands; Wayne gave him the key, planted the receipt and gave
him time to snoop; he fell for it hook, line and sinker. Lynn
points out that Beryl is going to give all the money away - Wayne
won't have a chance to get his hands on it. Kevin retorts
that Wayne will find a way - he won't let that much money
slip through his fingers; and now he's got Beryl right where he
Andy is sitting in the lounge room at Dural. Amanda comes in
and tells him that Stephen said he was upset. Andy replies that
he's not upset - just a bit thrown. Amanda asks, "About what?"
Andy explains that Stephen told him who his real father was: "Mrs.
Hamilton's first husband." A look of surprise crosses Amanda's
face. Andy continues that it's no wonder Barbara doesn't like
him. Amanda asks if Barbara knows about Roland being
his father. Andy replies that she does. He then suggests to Amanda
that maybe he shouldn't have told her. Amanda, though, says it's
terrific news, as it gets her off the hook; now she can
tell Wayne where to go. She adds that, boy, is she going to enjoy
telling him! She goes to the 'phone and dials the number for Toorak,
but it's engaged and she hangs up in annoyance.
Wayne is on the 'phone to a guy named Don Morton, and he says
he just wants to make sure Morton hasn't forgotten their little
talk last week about the employee he wants to get rid of. Morton
replies that he's been looking into it - he'd say that, by the
end of the week, Wayne will have his problem sorted out. Wayne
smiles smugly as he tells Morton that that's exactly what he wanted
Shelley is walking along the road when Terry's car horn sounds
and he pulls up next to her. He asks her if she's going into town,
and when she says she is, he tells her to get in. He pulls away
again, and as they move along, Shelley asks him who that spunk
was that she saw him with at the waterhole this morning. Terry
laughs and replies that it was Tony Parker - he's staying at Woombai.
He adds that he was a bit impressed with her
as well; he promised Tony that he'd get him a date with her! He
adds that he was going to suggest to Marelene that they make it
a foursome. Shelley laughs that he just wants a date
with Marlene! Terry asks Shelley if she's interested, and she
replies, "Why not?!" Terry tells her that he'll tee
it up with Marlene for tonight.
Shelley is talking to Marlene, who says, "I suppose so."
Shelley says to her that she likes Terry, doesn't she?
Marlene replies that he'd be alright if he kept his hands to himself!
Shelley tells her that she should have seen the other
guy - what a hunk! - he must have thought she was staying there,
as he offered her a ride back to the guesthouse. She adds that
she'd ride off into the sunset with him any time!
Tony and Terry arrive back at Woombai, and Tony says, "It's
really on?!" He then tells David, who's lying on the couch,
that Terry has arranged dates for them for tonight. Fiona asks
him if he's got any ironing to do, and Tony goes to get it. David
remarks to Terry that he thought he'd be too old for double dating.
Terry replies that he won't cramp Tony's style; they can enjoy
themselves; he and Marlene will be doing their own thing!
Stephen is sitting in the study at Dural when Barbara comes in.
He tells her that he was looking for her. Barbara asks him if
he told Andy. Stephen says, "Yes." Barbara angrily asks
if her feelings don't come into it. Stephen replies that
of course they do, but ignoring Andy isn't going to make the facts
go away. Barbara snaps that every time she sees Andy, she sees
Roland; she almost hates him. She tells Stephen that
she wants the boy out of the house for good - and she's
almost tempted to say the same to him. Stephen points
out that he'll be gone soon anyway. Barbara retorts that she'll
never forgive him for telling Andy - don't think she will.
In the lounge room, Amanda is on the 'phone to Kevin, and she
tells him that it's rotten - Wayne told her that he'd fix him
when he had to rehire him because of his mum; now it looks like
he has. Kevin says he's done his dash with his mum as
far as Wayne is concerned. He asks her if there's anything she
can think of to show up what he really is, but Amanda replies
that she would have used it by now if she had. Kevin tells her
that it's OK; he adds that at least Wayne hasn't got her
over a barrel now. Amanda tells him to keep in touch. They say
goodbye and hang up. Amanda then turns to Andy and tells him that
Wayne is so slimy, he could wriggle out of anything.
Andy points out that at least she doesn't have to be involved
with him anymore. Amanda agrees, but then appears to think of
something, and suggests that maybe she should... Andy
asks what she means. Amanda replies that she could pretend to
go along with his deal and move back in with him. Andy asks her
why she'd do that. Amanda tells him that it would be
to make him pay; she's going to take a leaf out of his
book - he deserves to be paid back for everything he's done to
her, Barbara and Stephen. Andy suggests that she's being
a bit heavy, isn't she? Amanda asks why shouldn't she be. She
continues that she'll go along with his deal and let him think
he's got her where he wants her - and then she'll get him. She
smiles as she tells Andy that Wayne will be sorry he ever met