Wayne is sitting in the lounge room at Toorak, reading the newspaper,
when Amanda gets back. He stands up and she says, "Hi."
He then tells her that he was wondering when she was
going to get home - he was going to start lunch without
her. Amanda asks him if there isn't something he wants to talk
about first. Wayne says, "Such as?" Amanda replies,
"What happened this morning?" Wayne says, "What?
Gordy's visit?" Amanda reminds him about that morning - before
she went to Lynn's. Wayne says to her, "That's where
you've been." Amanda snaps that he knows perfectly well where--
She suddenly stops and asks him if he remembers this morning,
after breakfast - she went to talk to Lynn about babies. Wayne
tells her that he didn't even see her this morning. He
then asks since when she's been interested in babies, and adds
that she's getting clucky is she?! Amanda retorts that they did
see each other; he was having breakfast when she left; he's obviously
had another blackout. Wayne, looking thoughtful, says that makes
two. He adds that the doctor said it could happen again.
He asks Amanda if they had a fight. Amanda replies that no they
didn't; she told him that-- She then tells him that it doesn't
matter. She adds that one thing's for sure, though: it's back
to the doctor's for him; she'll try and make an appointment for
him. Wayne sighs.
Andy returns to his hotel room. He stands there for a moment
and sighs. He then walks over to the 'phone by his bed, sits down
and dials. The 'phone at the other end is engaged, though, and
he slams the set down in frustration. He then gets up and goes
A while later, he's at Toorak, and as he and Amanda walk into
the lounge room, he says to her that he hopes she doesn't mind
him coming round. She replies that of course she doesn't. Andy
explains that he just couldn't handle the hotel room on his own.
He continues that life doesn't seem fair sometimes - he just thought
he was getting over his mum when wham! - along comes Lynn. Amanda
tells him that she thought they were both very strong - she doesn't
know how they did it. Andy says he doesn't, either -
he thought that doing the right thing was supposed to make you
feel good; he's never felt worse; fancy a cool guy like
him going bonkers over a girl! He tells Amanda that all he can
think of is going charging off after Lynn - he knows it wouldn't
be right, but it's the way he feels. He asks if he's crazy. Amanda,
who is miles away, suddenly realises that he's speaking to her,
and she says, "Huh?" Andy tells her that he didn't mean
to bore her. Amanda assures him that he isn't. She explains that
Wayne had another blackout. Andy comments that they're a great
pair, falling in love with people they know they can't have.
Wayne sits down on a bench in the middle of a park and lays his
newspaper on his lap. He then stretches his arms out along the
back of the bench and sits there looking thoughtful.
Andy says to Amanda to just tell Wayne again that she loves him.
Amanda replies that she nearly did, but she chickened
out. She asks if she should say something, but Andy tells
her not to ask him - he just let the love of his life
walk out the door! Amanda says it doesn't come easily to her,
telling someone that she loves them; it's probably just as well
that he doesn't know. Andy asks her if she's scared that Wayne
doesn't feel the same way. Amanda retorts that she knows
he doesn't - but still, she's carrying his baby; it's going to
mean more and more to him, and one day he'll be the one
to say 'I love you' - so there really aren't any problems...
John comes downstairs at Dural. Barbara is standing in the hallway
and she asks him if Terry knows about the barrister coming over
later to brief everyone. John says he does and will be there.
Barbara then asks him if he managed to get David to lie down.
John tells her that Beryl did! Changing the subject,
Barbara says Fiona rang earlier: apparently, they're going to
have a visit from a Mr. Barton - he seems to think that young
Tony has kidnapped his daughter. She adds that she hasn't said
anything to Tony or Alice yet. John agrees that there's no point
in upsetting them.
Sometime later, Barbara is sitting in the lounge room when John
comes in. She asks him if he found any stowaways, but he says
he didn't; he didn't think he would. Barbara comments
that Barton sounds like a hothead. John replies that he's in for
a wasted trip. As they talk, Tony and Alice come in, and Alice
remarks to Barbara that it's such a large house. Barbara replies
that it's too large sometimes, she thinks. Alice tells
her that it's lovely. Barbara says she'll make some tea. Alice
offers to help, but Barbara tells her to relax. She leaves the
room. Alice looks at John and tells him that she'd rather be occupied.
John tells her that Barbara wants her to take it easy - she's
had a pretty hectic couple of days coming up from Melbourne. Tony
suddenly remembers that he's picked up a present for the Hamiltons
for putting them up, but it's in the flat; he says he'll be back
in a tick, and heads off to get it.
He's whistling cheerfully as he walks into the flat. As he goes
to get the present out of his bag, though, he suddenly notices
Shelley sitting in one of the armchairs. He stops in his tracks
and asks her how she got there. Shelley replies that the door
was unlocked. Tony snaps that he meant how did she get to Sydney?
Shelley tells him that she hitched a ride in the back of his mate's
truck. Tony asks her if she was there the whole time. Shelley
replies that she's clever, isn't she! Tony snaps that she can't
stay there. Shelley, looking hurt, says she thought he'd be pleased
to see her. Tony tells her that her old man will be having kittens.
Shelley retorts that she wants to be with him - no one
has to know she's there. She asks Tony if he isn't glad she came.
Tony say, "Yes, but--" Shelley interrupts and tells
him that it'll be great. She then pleads with him not to make
her go back. Tony reluctantly says he supposes she can stay, as
she's there now. Shelley says, "Terrific!" Tony, though,
continues that she can only stay until after the trial; he'll
figure out what to do after that. Shelley asks him if he can sneak
some food to her, as she's starving. Tony says he'll see what
he can do. Shelley hugs him.
Tony returns to the main house. John is standing in the hallway,
and he says to Tony that he wondered where he'd got to. Tony replies
that it took a while to find the present. John tells him not to
go in the lounge room at the moment, as his mum's having a bit
of a cry. Looking anxious, Tony asks what's wrong. John replies
that he thinks it's just getting to her - and being around so
many people she doesn't know doesn't help. Tony says he should
be with her, but John tells him that it's alright - Barbara's
with her. He then tells him that his mother thinks a lot
of him. Tony grimly replies that, when she got there, she was
so happy about everything going well for him - he had a nice girlfriend
and he was going to school; the trouble is, things aren't going
too well with Shelley and he's quit school; he hasn't had the
guts to tell her, though. John tells him that his mum is under
a lot of pressure - once the trial is over, fair enough, but wait
until then - he might have sorted things out with Shelley by then
and decided to go back to school. Tony nods.
At the Morell apartment, Patricia snaps that if the old goat
thinks she's going to get away with it, she's got another think
coming - she's never been so humiliated in all her life. Robin
tells her that he knows she's upset, but it's not as if she's
lost Stephen. Patricia snaps that she didn't get married
to become a weekend wife. Robin says he supposes not. He then
adds that there's no point in worrying about it, though - she
should put all her energies into work. Patricia grumbles that
she's spending five nights a week in a crummy hotel room - she
hates it already. Robin sighs and tells her that she's
not going to be of much value to him like this - she
hasn't exactly got her mind on the job. He suggests to her that
she move in there, to the apartment. Patricia, looking
surprised, says, "With you?" Robin tells her
that it makes sense - he'll be there for company. Patricia admits
that it feels more like a home, and then adds that it was,
once. Robin asks her if she'll move in, then, and she says, "Yes!"
Robin tells her to go and get her things, and then maybe he'll
get some work out of her!
Sometime later, Robin is sitting at the table, typing on the
typewriter, when there's a knock at the door. A look of annoyance
crosses his face at the interruption. He goes to get it, and as
he opens the door, he snaps, "Yes? What?" Margaret is
standing there. She cooly says, "Good afternoon, Robin."
She continues that she thought she'd just drop by and pass on
regards from an old acquaintance of hers: from Perth, actually
- she's just got back; she had a most interesting conversation
with his wife while she was there.
A short time later, inside the apartment, Robin snaps at Margaret
that she wanted to talk, so get on with it. Margaret tells him
that there's no need to be unpleasant - she doesn't want to make
trouble; all he has to do is explain to Patricia how he engineered
her removal from Woombai. Robin says, "If I don't?"
Margaret replies, "You'll have your wife on your doorstep."
Robin angrily asks if that's supposed to bother him,
adding that plenty of men run out on their wives. Margaret retorts
that not all men run out in the same circumstances as he
did; his wife is very bitter about it, and who can blame her?
Robin asks her what she knows. Margaret replies that she knows
everything - they were in the same prison for a while;
but then he guessed that - no wonder he was so publicity shy,
with her getting out in six weeks. She continues that his wife
is living for the day when she sees him again to share the wonderful
future he's been working so hard to provide for her while she's
been serving his sentence. She adds that it was his
idea to defraud the company they both worked for? Robin asks if
that's what his wife told her. Margaret says it was - and that
he convinced her to take all the blame. She tells him that his
wife loved him so much, but he didn't exactly stick around
and visit her regularly. Robin snaps that there's more to it -
things Margaret doesn't know. Margaret says that may be so - but
he's gone to great lengths to build a whole new life for himself,
right down to a new job and a new name; he's scared to death of
his wife finding him. She tells him that if he doesn't want that
to happen, he's to tell Patricia exactly what he did to her
and why. Robin asks her how he can know that she hasn't
given his wife his address already. Margaret retorts that he can't.
Robin gives in and agrees to talk to Patricia. Margaret smiles
and cooly says, "Good."
In the lounge room at Dural, Tony is sitting staring at a plate
of cake. Barbara asks him if he'd like another piece, but Tony
declines, saying he doesn't want to make a pig of himself. Alice
chips in that he's got an appetite like a horse! Tony says he'll
clear the table. Barbara says she'll do it later, but Tony insists
that he'd like to. Alice explains that Tony has always
done his fair share around the house. He picks up the cake and
an accompanying plate of sandwiches and leaves the room via the
kitchen exit. Barbara tells Alice that she should be very proud
of him. There's a sudden loud knocking at the front door, and
John goes to get it, shutting the lounge room doors behind him
as he heads into the hallway. It's Stan Barton at the door, and
when he sees John, he growls that he seems to have come to the
right place. He asks where the Parker kid is. John tells him that
he's made a mistake. Barton snaps that he knows Tony is there
with his daughter. He tells John to take him to them or he'll
find them himself.
In the flat, Shelley is wolfing down the cake and sandwiches.
Tony apologises that it's the best he could do, but Shelley says
it's great. Tony says he'd better head back, but Shelley asks
him not to leave her by herself as it's boring on her own. She
then suggests they go out tonight - up the Cross or somewhere.
Tony tells her that he can't - his mum's lawyer is coming
over after tea to talk to them; he has to be there. Shelley suggests
that they can go later, but Tony tells her that he can't have
a late night - he has to be on the ball for tomorrow. Shelley
snaps that he's a ton of fun. Tony suggests that she
should have thought about things a bit more before she jumped
in the truck. He goes to leave the room. As he does so, he tells
Shelley to hide if she hears anyone coming.
In the hallway in the main house, John repeats to Stan Barton
that he told him: they've checked and she's not in the
truck. Barton snaps that he bets that's how she got there.
He asks about the house, pointing out that it's big enough to
hide an army. As they talk, Barbara comes out of the
lounge room. She calmly introduces herself to Barton and asks
what she can do for him.
Tony returns to the lounge room from the kitchen. Finding his
mother on her own, he asks where everyone is. She explains that
John seems to be having trouble with someone at the door. Tony
goes and stands by the closed lounge room doors, listening to
the conversation in the hallway. Barbara snaps that this is her
house. Barton snaps back that his Shelley is there somewhere and
he wants to know where. He asks where Tony is. Barbara
ignores this and retorts that she thinks she would have noticed
if he'd smuggled Barton's daughter in. Barton suggests that she'll
have no objection to him taking a look around. Barbara snaps that
this is her house - she's not having him making things
worse for Mrs. Parker. She adds that she's sorry but he'll have
to take her word for it: Shelley isn't there. Barton backs down
and suggests that maybe he did go off half-cocked. Barbara
tells him that if she hears from Shelley, she'll make sure she
rings him. In the lounge room, Tony comes away from the doors.
Alice remarks that she's surprised at him eavesdropping. Tony
tells her that he had to make sure John didn't need a hand. Barbara
comes back in and Tony looks at John, who's still in the hallway;
he indicates with his head that he wants to talk to Tony. Tony
walks out and joins him, and John explains that it seems Shelley
has run away. Tony says he knows - he heard. John asks if Alice
heard. Tony says she didn't, and John comments that that's something.
Tony thanks him for playing it down. John tells him that if Shelley
does get in touch, he's to make sure she calls her folks.
Robin carries Patricia's bags into the Morrell apartment, and
she comments that it's nice to be out of that fleapit. She asks
for a drink, and Robin goes to the bar and pours one. She then
says she thinks she might give Stephen a ring - she doesn't want
Fiona putting her down just because she's out of the way. Robin
hands her the drink, and she asks him if he's not having
one. Robin says, "No." Looking at the expression on
his face, she remarks that, if this is a good day, she'd
hate to see him on a bad one. Robin tells her that, when
she hears what he has to say, he doesn't think she'll be unpacking.
Wayne arrives back at Toorak. Amanda comments that he's been
gone so long; she was worried. Noticing Andy standing in the hallway,
Wayne asks him what he's still doing there, as he thought he was
on his way back to Sydney. Andy replies that he got sidetracked.
Amanda asks Wayne what took him so long. Wayne replies that he
popped into the office after going to the doctor's, that's all.
Amanda asks what the doctor said. Wayne replies that
the doctor told him that he's a fit as a Malley bull, and that
the blackouts should disappear altogether in a few weeks. The
'phone suddenly starts ringing. Andy answers it while Wayne and
Amanda head into the lounge room. A woman comes on and says it's
Dr. Cameron's office there; she asks if Mr. Morrell is at home.
Andy says he'll just get him, but the woman says there's no need
- Dr. Cameron just wanted to check if he's alright. Andy tells
her that he's fine. The woman explains that Wayne had an appointment
today but didn't keep it. Andy repeats that he's fine. The woman
says she sees, and she apologises for troubling him. Andy hangs
up and stands there looking worried.
Patricia says to Robin that he thought she'd rant and rave and
walk out, did he? Robin replies that he didn't think she'd be
pleased. Patricia tells him that what's done is done
- she'll ring Margaret and patch things up with her. She adds
that she would probably have done the same thing in his position.
Robin remarks that they're birds of a feather. He then asks if
Margaret will keep her word. Patricia says she doesn't see why
not - he kept his end of the bargain. She then continues
that this could be the start of a new kind of relationship for
him and her - now that they're equals, they can help each other;
they both know what they want: he wants power...
Robin continues, "And you want Stephen on a full-time basis."
Patricia agrees that that's true, but then adds that there's something
else she wants almost as much: she wants to make Fiona Thompson
It's nighttime, and in the living room at Toorak, Amanda asks
Wayne if he's had enough to eat. Wayne says he has, and he adds
that it was very nice. Andy says he's fine as well, and so Amanda
gets up and goes to make some coffee. Wayne remarks to Andy that
she rustles up a pretty good meal. Andy replies that she's a pretty
good lady all round - too good for Wayne. A look of surprise
crosses Wayne's face as Andy goes on that he thought he was a
reformed character. Wayne asks what he's done now. Andy
snaps that all that garbage about pretending he didn't remember
that she told him she loved him; he knows Wayne didn't go to the
doctor's this afternoon. Wayne snaps that he doesn't see that
it's any of Andy's business. Andy retorts that he cares
about her. Wayne says he doesn't suppose Andy will believe him,
but he did it for her sake - neither of them needs the
complication. Andy asks if being in love is a problem,
and he adds that Amanda is counting on that baby to bring her
and Wayne together. Wayne says he knows - but everyone close to
him ends up getting hurt, and he's not going to hurt Amanda; that's
why he's keeping her at arm's length - because he cares about
At the Morrell apartment, Robin hands Patricia a file and tells
her that there it is: Woombai's salvation - if that doesn't
bring busloads to the place, nothing will. He tells her
to read it, but when she doesn't respond, he comments that he
hopes Stephen shows more enthusiasm tomorrow. Patricia
asks him if he has to show it to Stephen tomorrow. Robin
says he doesn't. Patricia then asks him if he can sit on it for
a few days; she goes on to explain that she'd like to go to Woombai
with him but she needs a bit more time to organise a
few things. Robin asks her if she minds telling him what. Patricia
tells him that of course she doesn't - he'll have to know because
he's going to be involved. She explains, "You're going to
help organise an assault - on me."