As Fiona stands there, she suddenly hears Terry's car start up.
She looks over at it and calls after him. He turns the engine
off and gets out as she walks over to him. She begs with him to
please not go. Terry retorts that the sooner he gets away, the
better. Fiona tells him that she's coming with him. Terry
tells her that she belongs there at Woombai, but Fiona cries that
she doesn't - not anymore; not with those people. Terry points
out that they're her friends. Fiona replies that she
thought they were, but after what they've just done,
she doesn't want to know about them; if they believe Patricia
over him, after all the rotten tricks she's pulled, then
they're not her friends. Terry suggests that, once she's calmed
down... Fiona assures him that she knows what she's saying. She
continues that they'll go to Sydney first thing in the morning,
and she tells him to go home and pack his bags. She adds that
he should be careful what he says to Enid and Warren. Terry tells
her that he can't help thinking she's going to regret it - Woombai
is part of her life; so are Jill and Gordon... Fiona
replies that, maybe she can forgive Jill - at least she's
got a reason to feel how she does about him - but not
the others; and she won't lose any sleep about walking away from
Woombai. Terry tells her that he still thinks she'll miss it.
Fiona assures him that she won't - family is far more important.
Terry tells her that he'll pick her up in the morning, and he
gets back in his car and drives off. Fiona stands there, still
A short time later, Fiona walks into the reception area at the
guest house. Robin is there, and Fiona angrily asks if 'madam'
has recovered yet, or is still putting on an act. Robin 'innocently'
says, "Sorry?" Fiona snaps at him not to tell her that
he's not part of it - Patricia couldn't have set up Terry without
help from someone. Robin tells her that Patricia is resting,
and he doesn't think it would be a good idea to go in at the moment
- he's sure Fiona is the last person she wants to see.
Fiona growls, "Yes... I bet I am..."
Fiona opens the door to the bedroom; Patricia is sitting up in
bed. She immediately says she can guess why Fiona's there: they
voted against her. Fiona cooly replies that they've asked Terry
to leave. She sadly continues that she's come to appeal
to her - something she never thought she'd ever be doing. Patricia
snidely comments that it must be difficult. Fiona tells her that
everyone has to swallow their pride sometimes. She continues that
she's asking Patricia to think about what she's doing to Terry
- she knows he's innocent, and she just wants her to
tell the truth; he's already got one black mark against
him... she doesn't want Patricia to make it another one. She asks
Patricia to imagine how she'd feel as a mother if someone set
up Johnny in the same way. Patricia looks down guiltily. Fiona
tells her that she wouldn't like it either - she'd feel just as
upset as she is. She pleads with Patricia not to go through
with this. Stephen suddenly comes and stands in the doorway. He
sternly says to Fiona that he hopes she hasn't just come up there
to upset Patricia. Fiona cooly retorts that they had something
important to talk about. Stephen tells her that everything's been
said on the subject of her precious son; the decision's been made:
he's going. Patricia interrupts and asks Stephen if he can leave
them alone for a minute - it's alright. Stephen gives in and goes,
shutting the door as he does so. Fiona says to Patricia, "Well?"
Patricia replies that she can't; she's sorry - even if she wanted
to, it's too late now. Fiona tells her that it isn't
- not if she really... She stops what she's saying and then murmurs,
"No - I suppose it is." She leaves the room.
Patricia sits in bed, looking thoughtful and slightly guilty.
A short time later, Stephen asks Patricia if she's sure Fiona
didn't say something to upset her. Patricia assures him that she's
just a bit worn out, that's all. Stephen says he's not surprised;
under the circumstances, she's doing very well. The 'phone suddenly
starts ringing. Stephen answers it and the receptionist comes
on and tells him that there's a call for him from his daughter.
Stephen says he'll take it outside. He tells Patricia that he
won't be long.
Holding the 'phone at Toorak, Amanda says to Wayne that she hopes
her father will be pleased. Wayne assures her that he will be.
Stephen comes on and cooly remarks that it took her long enough
to call. Amanda tells him that she's got some news for him: she's
going to have a baby. Stephen tells her that he knows. Amanda's
face drops, and she says she's sorry - she tried to ring him but
always got cold feet at the last moment; and then she tried to
write, but that wasn't any easier. She continues that she's going
to come up to Woombai and bring Wayne with her. Stephen says he
doesn't think that's a very good idea. Amanda asks why, and Stephen
tells her that she knows what he thinks of the absurd situation
they've got themselves into. Amanda tells him that it's changed.
Stephen snaps that he supposes they've fallen in love now. Amanda
tells him that that's right. Stephen snaps at her not to be ridiculous.
Amanda replies that, since she found out that she was pregnant,
everything's been different - they really do care about each other;
that's what she wants to talk to him about. Stephen says that,
in that case, they'd better come up - he's sorry for snapping.
Amanda tells him that he's probably been working too hard, and
Stephen agrees, "Probably." He asks when he can expect
them. Amanda says they'll be there the day after tomorrow. Stephen
says that's fine - he'll look forward to seeing them. He hangs
up. Robin, who's sitting in the reception area, asks him if that
was his daughter on the 'phone. Stephen gruffly says it was. Robin
apologises for listening, but then continues that, from what Patricia
said, their marriage arrangements seem very unusual. Stephen snaps
at him that he doesn't think it's really any of his business.
Robin agrees that it isn't - but it has to be one of
the easiest ways of making money he's ever heard of. Stephen snaps
at him that he'd rather he kept his observations to himself.
In the spare room at Toorak, Amanda hands Wayne a roll of glued
wallpaper. Wayne takes it and says he thinks they'll call it a
day after this strip. Amanda agrees that that's a good idea, adding
that, if they're going to Sydney tonight, they'd better get their
clothes packed. She asks Wayne if he's looking foward
to going to Sydney again. Wayne admits that it will be good to
see the old place. Amanda points out that he'll probably bump
into Jill, and she asks him how he feels about that. Wayne tells
her that he would be lying if he said he still didn't care for
her - and maybe he always will - but the big difference
is that she's not carrying his baby. Amanda
Terry walks into the Woombai homestead and calls out to ask if
anyone's home. Jill is there, and she angrily asks him what he
wants. Terry asks if Fiona's home. Jill retorts that she's asleep;
after this afternoon, she decided to lie down. She asks if she
should wake her, but Terry tells her not to. He waves an envelope
and explains that he was going to stick it in the letterbox, but
then had second thoughts. He asks Jill if she can give
it to Fiona. Jill asks him if he's going away. Terry tells her
that it's better if he does - Fiona doesn't need the problem of
sticking by him. He continues that he doesn't really
care what most people think about him, but he does when it comes
to her and Fiona; Fiona knows he didn't do it - he only wishes
he could convince her of the same. He adds that
Jill of all people must realise that he could never do something
like that again; he was set up by Patricia to get at Fiona - the
only trouble is that Fiona is the one that got hurt the most.
Jill tells him that she always bounces back. Terry says he doesn't
know about this time... Changing the subject slightly,
he comments that it can't be long before Jill's baby's due - two
months? Jill nods. Terry continues that he's not going to be there
then, so he'll wish her luck now. Jill thanks him and he goes.
There's a knock on Patricia's bedroom door and Robin comes in.
He explains that he thought he'd better come and tell her that
he's going to town tomorrow with Gordon and Margaret: since her
best-laid plans have gone awry, he's got to find a new assistant.
Patricia, looking surprised, says, "Straight away?"
Robin tells her that he can't see any reason to hold off - now
that Fiona is leaving, Stephen expects her to stay there with
him. Patricia asks him to give her a week - she still hasn't given
up hope of persuading Stephen to leave Woombai. Robin reluctantly
agrees that she can have one week - but that's all. He then continues
that he hopes Patricia is still going to make sure that Margaret
doesn't tell his wife where he is - after all, he kept his
part of the bargain. Patricia says she'll do her best. Robin snaps
that she said she'd make sure. Patricia retorts that
there's no such thing as a 100% guarantee; she'll talk to Margaret,
but that's all she can do. Robin snaps, "Thankyou very much."
Patricia tells him to stop carrying on. Robin snaps that it's
alright for her - she doesn't know his wife.
Barbara is sitting with Andy in the lounge room at Dural, and
she tells him that, now that he's back in Sydney, he'll have to
come and see them more often. Andy says he will. Barbara
comments that he'd better get going, or he'll be late for rehearsal.
She adds that it's nice of John to agree to give him a lift. They
go out into the hallway. John is on the 'phone, speaking to Jill,
but he tells her not to wake Fiona; just tell her that he called
and will ring her tomorrow. He turns to Andy and asks him if he's
ready to go. Andy says he is, and so John tells Jill that he he
has to go; he'll talk to her later. He hangs up and tells Barbara
that Fiona is pretty upset - she doesn't want to talk to anyone,
but he gets the feeling from Jill that she's not as sure
as she was before about whether Patricia's telling the truth.
He asks Barbara if she thinks Patricia is lying. Barbara
growls that she wouldn't put it past her. John comments, "To
make up a story like that..." Barbara tells him that he knows
Patricia as well as she does. John uncertainly says,
"Yeah..." He suggests to Andy that they go. The two
of them head out, Andy carrying his guitar in its case and John
joking about the band giving 'Men at Work' some competition!
A while later, the two of them are walking along a corridor,
and Andy is explaining to John that they got kicked out of the
church hall where they used to practice; it's lucky they found
this place. John remarks that they certainly don't have
to worry about noise here. Andy tells him that they neighbours
were always kicking up a stink at the other place. As they walk
into the main rehearsal room, John replies that he can't really
blame them - he wouldn't be too happy about a band practicing
outside his window! Andy laughs that Lynn said exactly
the same thing! Looking surprised, John asks him if he's met
Lynn. Andy quickly replies that he saw her a few times with Amanda.
One of the bandmembers, who's standing on the stage, calls out
to Andy to ask when he got back. Andy calls back that it was today.
He asks how everything has been going. The bandmember tells him,
"Great, mate. Great..."
Wayne carries his and Amanda's bags into the Morrell apartment.
Amanda asks him if he's sure Robin won't mind, but Wayne explains
that it was part of the deal when he rented the place. He then
adds that, besides, Robin is up at Woombai. He tells Amanda to
put her feet up and he'll order some takeaway. Amanda goes to
sit down on the settee, but as she does so, she suddenly clutches
her belly in pain. Wayne anxiously asks her if she's alright.
Amanda tells him that it's just a bit of a twinge - the doctor
said she'd get them. Wayne asks her if there's anything
she wants. Amanda tells him, "Food!"
Andy yells at his bandmate that it's a bit rough - he's been
gone for two weeks and they want to give him the boot. His former
bandmate repeats that he told him: the bloke he found to take
over for him is a better player, and they want to stick with him.
Andy angrily snaps, "Thanks a lot." He storms off back
to where John is standing, waiting, and asks him if he's doing
anything tonight. John replies that he isn't, and Andy snaps that
that's good - he can help him get drunk.
Later that evening, John and Andy arrive back at Dural. As they
come in the front door, Andy slurs that someone has got it in
for him. John warns him to be quiet, but Andy ignores this and
slurs that all these rotten things have been happening to him.
John helps him into the lounge room and tells him to sit down.
Andy slurs that there was his girlfriend, and now his band...
John tells him that he'll get him some black coffee. Andy slurs
that he'd rather have another drink. Barbara suddenly comes in,
wearing her nigtdress, and sternly asks what's going on. John
explains that Andy has had a few too many - he had some bad luck:
the band told him that they don't want him anymore; coming on
top of his mum and losing his girlfriend... it all got a bit much
for him. Barbara asks John if he couldn't have done something.
John retorts that he stayed sober to make sure that Andy got home
alright. Barbara remarks that he's learning. John asks her what
she expected. Barbara tells him that, six months ago, he would
have written himself off as well. She then comments that she didn't
know Andy had a girlfriend. John replies that he must
have, the amount of times he mentioned her. Barbara asks what
her name was, but John tells her that he didn't say. Barbara sympathetically
remarks, "Poor kid."
At Woombai, Jill carefully eases herself off the couch and turns
the TV off. Fiona comes in, and Jill explains that she was about
to go to bed. She asks Fiona how she's feeling, and she replies
that she's worse than ever. Jill tells her about Terry dropping
by, and she hands her the letter. Fiona says she wonders what
it's about. Jill tells her that she thinks it's best if she reads
it. Fiona sits down, opens the envelope, takes out the sheet of
paper inside and reads:
Dear Fiona, I've never been one for writing letters, but
it's easier to say what I want if I write it down. I don't want
you giving up Woombai and all your friends just for me; I couldn't
wear it. Maybe the fact I'm being forced is me punishment for
what I did to Jill - though nothing could take away the shame
I feel about that. I'm sorry everything's ended the way it has.
I want to thank you for everything you've done for me - and believe
me, it's meant a lot; most people would have given up ages ago.
I won't ramble on any longer 'cos there's only one more thing
I want to say - and that's... well, I know I've had trouble in
calling you me mum, but I'd like you to know that that's the way
I think of you now. Take care. Look after yourself. Goodbye, mum.
Fiona smiles through the tears that have welled in her eyes and
sobs, "He called me 'mum'." Jill remarks that it's a
pity he didn't do that when he was still there. Fiona
sobs to Jill that he's right - this is his punishment for what
he did to her; it was bound to catch up with him one
Robin arrives back at the Morrell apartment in Sydney, and he
says to Wayne that he presumes he knows about the business at
Woombai. Wayne replies that says Gordon called and filled him
in. He continues that he's meeting Gordon for lunch to discuss
the possibility of him buying Fiona's half-share. Robin comments
that it's nice to have that sort of money to play with. Wayne
retorts that, yes, it is - and there's only one week until he
gets some more: when Amanda reaches the third month of her pregnancy.
Robin says he'll put his bags in his room. Wayne says he's got
to go anyway. He calls to Amanda who comes over from the bar and
joins him. He asks her if she'll be alright without him. Amanda
replies that of course she will - and she's got champagne in the
'fridge for when he gets home. Wayne tells her that, all his life,
he's wanted to own Woombai - and now he is. Amanda points
out that he'll own half of it, but Wayne replies that
it's better than none! Amanda tells him that she's so happy for
him. Wayne suggests that they go out to dinner tonight. Amanda
tells him that she'll book it and and surprise him. Wayne happily
says he can't wait. He goes. Amanda goes over to the bar and picks
up the coffee she was making. She asks Robin how he has it, and
he tells her, "Black with two." Amanda laughs, "Sweet
tooth!" She hands him the cup, but then suddenly clutches
her belly and bends over in pain. Robin anxiously asks her what's
wrong, and he helps her to sit down on the settee. Amanda says
she doesn't know - he'd better get the doctor quickly.
At Woombai, Jill asks, "Why?" Fiona replies
that Jill can talk until she's blue in the face, but she's made
up her mind. Jill asks her where she'll go. Fiona says she doesn't
know yet. Jill asks her if she wants her to come with her. Fiona
tells her, "No thankyou." She adds that Jill ought to
know that she doesn't hold anything against her; it's just that
she feels she needs to find Terry - and they can start up somewhere
new. She tells Jill that she'll keep in touch - there's no way
she wouldn't be around when her first grandchild is born. Jill
hugs her, and cries that she wishes she wasn't going. She tells
her to take care of herself. Fiona replies that that's something
she's always managed to do. She tenderly says, "Bye, love,"
and then picks up her bag and goes. Jill stands there looking
At the Morrell apartment, Robin thanks the doctor, who's just
leaving. Amanda comes in from the bedroom. Robin tells her that
she shouldn't be up, but Amanda replies that she needs a drink.
Robin points out that she's just had some tablets - he doesn't
think a drink is a good idea. Amanda snaps that she doesn't care.
Robin tells her to come and sit down, and he guides her to the
settee. As she sits, Amanda cries that she lost the baby - the
one thing she ever really wanted, and she lost it... Robin tells
her that there will be the chance to have another one, but Amanda
cries that no there won't - it won't mean what this baby
meant: it was what brought her and Wayne together; she wanted
it for him as much as her - and now he won't even be
able to buy Woombai. Robin comments that the money was
important. Amanda replies that it was to start with, but recently,
it was for the baby. Looking thoughtful, Robin tells her that
only three people know about this - the doctor and them - and
he asks if it needs to go any further. Amanda looks at him in
surprise as he continues that, with his help, she could pretend
she was still pregnant - no one ever need know that she's lost