A short time later, Jill is on the 'phone, and she tells the
person at the other end that she's going to Dural; her name is
O'Donnel and there will be two passengers. She hangs up and then
asks Kathleen if she's satisfied. Kathleen is reading a note that
Jill has written, and she retorts that it's fine - Robin will
understand why she felt she had to leave. Jill continues that
the cab should only be a few minutes. Kathleen offers her a hand
with Fee's carrier, but Jill snaps that she can manage. Kathleen
tells her that she's glad she managed to see things her way. Jill,
taking Fee and the carrier, cooly says she'll get someone to come
and collect the rest of her things. She goes.
Amanda is talking on the 'phone on the bar at Dural. She says,
"Alright, Aunty Barb - bye." As she hangs up, Wayne
comes in and asks if everything is alright. Amanda, looking thoughtful,
says she doesn't know - her dad answered the 'phone.
Wayne asks what he's doing in Melbourne - he thought he'd gone
back to Woombai. Amanda replies that she thought so too - he must
have gone down to see Patricia. Wayne asks if that's what he said.
Amanda replies that he seemed really evasive. She then continues
that he must be down there to see Patricia; at least
it explains why Barbara sounded twitchy. Wayne asks her if she
reckons Barbara and Stephen are having an argument about it. Amanda
tells him, "Probably," adding that Barbara wouldn't
be too happy to think Stephen isn't really over Patricia. Changing
the subject slightly, Wayne asks Amanda if she told Barbara that
they would be down there in a couple of days to sort out the business.
Amanda says she got the feeling that Barbara would like them to
hold off for a while - until Stephen is out of the house. Wayne
replies that what they have to do can wait at least a week. There's
suddenly a knock on the front door, and Amanda goes to get it.
The visitor is Terry, and he explains to Amanda that Fiona wants
him to pick up a few clothes for her - she's with some friends
in Manly, and they've asked her to stay the night. Wayne joins
them and asks if he means Bunty and Thel. Terry replies that that's
right, and adds that they're great! Amanda asks him what clothes
Fiona wants. Terry asks her to find something, and so Amanda goes
to head to the flat. As she does so, Terry asks Wayne how it went
with Robin's wife - did he manage to work things the way he wanted?
On hearing this, Amanda turns round and asks to see Wayne in the
flat. She walks off again. Wayne immediately asks Terry angrily
why he had to open his big mouth in front of her. Terry asks how
the hell he was supposed to know.
A few moments later, in the flat, Amanda snaps at Wayne that
he promised. Wayne guiltily replies that he knows. Amanda
snaps that he has to interfere. Wayne says he's
sorry he did, now. Amanda goes on that he lied
about it. Wayne explains that he just thought it was the best
thing for Jill: the quicker Kathleen is back to her old self,
the quicker Robin is under her thumb again - and that would be
the end of Jill's involvement with him. He adds, sadly, that it
hasn't quite worked that way, though. Amanda asks him what he
means. Wayne tells her that Kathleen is more together than any
of them - he reckons he's made things worse for Jill.
Amanda snaps that if he hadn't stuck his nose in, this wouldn't
have happened. She then adds angrily that he asks for everything
he gets. Wayne glumly says he knows. Amanda asks him why he doesn't
stop it - he only ever ends up hurting people.
She asks him if he'll promise that he won't do it again. Wayne,
though, tells her that he can't - he doesn't trust
himself: he knows he's like - when somebody does the dirty on
him, he has to bite back. Amanda pleads, "Please..."
Wayne sighs and says he's not making a promise he might not be
able to keep - but for her sake, he'll try. Amanda smiles and
At the Morrell apartment, Robin is reading the note from Jill.
Kathleen tells him that she tried to stop her, but she insisted.
She adds that Jill will probably tell him all about it when he
gets in touch with her at her new place. Robin looks at the note
and retorts that there's no address. Kathleen says she didn't
notice... Robin angrily asks her what she said to Jill.
Kathleen 'innocently' replies, "Nothing." Robin snaps
that Jill didn't go because she wanted to. Kathleen asks
why she'd want to make Jill leave. Robin tells her that he knows
her too well. Kathleen retorts that she might have done something
like that once, but not anymore - she swears she had
nothing to do with it; the letter explains everything. Robin asks
how long Jill has been gone. Kathleen replies that she didn't
notice the time. Robin angrily asks if it was one hour... two?
three? Kathleen says she's not sure. Robin snaps that that's a
big help. He walks over to the 'phone on the bar and
looks up a number in the index. He then starts dialling.
The 'phone rings at Dural, and Terry answers using the receiver
on the bar in the lounge room. Robin comes on and says it's him
- he's trying to find-- Terry interrupts him, though, and angrily
asks him what he wants. Robin explains that he's trying to find
Jill - is she at Dural? Terry says gleefully that Jill has walked
out on him, has she?; he then adds that he knew she'd
come to her senses sooner or later. Robin ignores this and snaps
that, if she's there, he'd like to talk to her. Terry tells her
that she isn't there - and if she does turn
up, he'll do all he can to make sure she doesn't get in touch
with him. Robin growls that he's sure he will. Terry
tells Robin that he brought all this on himself; the last thing
Jill needs is to be caught up in it; he thinks it's great that
Jill has gone, and Robin should start getting used to it. Robin
hangs up in annoyance, and so does Terry. At the Morrell apartment,
a smile crosses Kathleen's face...
A while later, Jill is in the lounge room at Dural with Wayne,
Amanda and Terry. She snaps at Terry that it's got nothing to
do with him - if she wants to ring Robin she will. Terry
growls that he's sorry he told her. Jill says she wishes
he'd mind his own business. Terry snaps that, no matter what
he says, he can't win. Amanda chips in that no harm has been done.
She then turns to Wayne and tells him to ring Robin to get him
to come over, so that Jill can explain what happened. Jill, though,
says Kathleen will be waiting on every call that comes in and
will recognise his voice. She turns to Terry and tells him that
he caused the problem, so why doesn't he ring
her? - tell her that he's a business contact of Robin's and that
he needs to see him urgently; as soon as Robin gets on the 'phone,
tell him to come over there. Terry tells Jill that she made the
split with the guy and should leave it at that - she knows he's
only trouble. Jill angrily snaps that she'll do what she likes;
she only went along with the woman to get her baby out
of there; she's got to see Robin and tell him that Kathleen hasn't
changed - she's obviously just as bad as she was in the old days
- and if he's not careful, she could turn on him like she did
on her. She implores Terry to please just get on the 'phone and
ring him. Terry gives in. Amanda suggests to Jill that she take
Fee to the flat and settle her down. She adds that there are a
couple of letters for her there, that Stephen brought down from
A few minutes later, Amanda and Jill are in the flat, and Amanda
is holding Fee. Jill says to her that she wishes people would
stop trying to run her life for her. Amanda tells her to try not
to let it worry her. She goes and picks up two letters that are
lying nearby and tells Jill that they're from Ireland. She leaves
the room to go and put Fee down, and Jill sits down and opens
one of the envelopes. She takes out two sheets of paper and starts
Dear Jill, You don't know how hard it's been for me, being
away from you. Night and day, I think of nothing else. I can't
stand it any longer - being back here in Ireland is as bad as
I expected it: senseless killings and terrible violence - it's
far worse than I remember. I just want to get back to some sanity
- and to the girl that I love. I've done what I have to do to
avenge my father's killing, and now I feel I've earned the right
to live my own life. I've booked the flight and I'll be with you
- and our little girl - in a few weeks. It can't go quickly enough
as far as I'm concerned. I'll see you soon. All my love, Brian.
A broad smile crosses Jill's face, and as Amanda comes back in,
she says, "Good news?" Jill excitedly tells her, "Brian's
coming back!" Amanda says that's wonderful! Jill continues
that he says he wants to be with her and their little girl. Amanda
tells her that she's so happy for her. Jill goes on that it solves
so many problems. Amanda asks her if she means about Robin. Jill
says she does. She tells Amanda that she was right - she guesses
she does find him attractive; she was kidding herself
that she felt something, but now she knows she doesn't love him
- the letter from Brian made her see things so clearly;
she's never had the courage to say it before, but she always hoped
he'd come back. She happily puts the letter down and opens the
other one. She takes out some more sheets of paper, including
a newspaper cutting. As she starts to read it, her face drops.
Terry puts the 'phone down in the lounge room as Amanda comes
in and asks him if he's got onto Robin yet. Terry replies that
he's on his way over. Seeing a look of worry on Amanda's face,
Wayne asks what's wrong. Amanda replies that Jill has just got
two letters from Ireland: one from Brian saying how much he loved
her and that he was coming back; the other one from his family
- it had been written a day later: there was a newspaper clipping
saying that Brian had been shot down outside the Belfast Post
Office; it was a political killing - he'd probably just posted
his letter to Jill. Looking concerned, Wayne says Jill will be
a mess. Terry says he'll go to her. Wayne snaps at him that he'll
be the last person she wants to see. Terry retorts that
he'll handle it.
Terry goes into the flat. Jill is sitting crying. Terry sits
down on the couch and gently asks her if she wants him to give
Fiona a call. Jill sadly replies that she can't do anything -
why spoil her night? Terry assures her that Fiona won't mind,
but Jill insists, "No." Fee suddenly starts crying,
and Terry suggests that he take her in to Amanda; give Jill some
time to herself. Jill thanks him. Terry stands up and makes to
go and get Fee. Jill suddenly says "Terry..." Terry
looks at her. She tells him that, when Robin comes, she will
see him. Terry reluctantly says, "Sure..." Jill sits
there looking devastated. She glances down at the newspaper clipping
in her lap. There's a photo of Brian beneath the headline, 'Family
loses second member in political shooting'. Terry looks at Jill
Sometime later, Jill has recovered her composure, and she dials
a number on the 'phone in the flat. STD pips sound and Beryl then
comes on. Jill says it's her, and Beryl, sounding surprised to
hear from her, asks her how she is. Jill replies that she's fine.
Beryl then asks after Fee, and Jill replies that she's good too.
She then continues that that's why she's ringing: how would Beryl
feel about having two house guests for a couple of weeks? Looking
even more surprised, Beryl says it would be lovely. Jill tells
her that she thought it was time Fee got to know her Aunty Beryl.
Beryl asks her when they'll coming. Jill says it'll be tonight,
if that's alright. Beryl tells her that of course it is. She asks
if they should pick her up. Jill insists that she can get a cab,
but Beryl tells her not to be silly - they'll see her at the airport.
They say 'bye' and hang up. Beryl stands there looking thoughtful.
John, who's sitting on the couch, asks if that was Jill - is she
coming down? Beryl, looking puzzled, says she is - and she's bringing
the baby. John comments that it's a bit sudden. Beryl replies
that that's what she thought. John asks if they're picking
her up. Beryl asks him if he minds, but he says he doesn't. Beryl
tells him that it'll be good to have a baby around the house -
the letter she's writing to Kevin and Lynn made her realise how
much she misses little Davey. She adds that she's glad Jill called
before she finished the letter, as it gives her something else
to tell them. John asks her if she's mentioned anything about
Andy. Beryl replies that there are just a couple of lines - it's
of no interest to Kevin, but Lynn quite liked Andy; they
didn't get to know each other very well, though - there wasn't
much time. John, looking worried, says, "No..."
Amanda is feeding Fee in the lounge room at Dural when Terry
comes in and asks where Wayne is. Amanda replies that he's gone
to the bottle shop. She continues feeding Fee and suddenly becomes
aware of Terry watching them closely. She asks him if he'd like
to hold Fee for a minute. Terry, though, says he'd hate
Jill to walk in and find him - she's got enough trouble without
him making it worse. There's suddenly a knock on the
front door, and Terry says it'll be Robin. He goes and answers
it, and Robin tells him that he got there as fast as he could.
He asks how Jill is. Terry tells him that she's waiting in the
flat - but something has happened since he called: she's had some
pretty bad news: her husband's been killed. Looking shocked, Robin
says, "Oh no..." Terry continues that she's pretty upset
- and if Robin says anything to make her feel worse, he'll have
him deal with. Robin retorts that he's not likely to.
He asks where she is, and Terry gives him directions to the flat.
A few moments later, Robin tells Jill not to let Kathleen upset
her - she's got enough worries. Jill asks how can she
not be upset; Kathleen is a dangerous woman. Robin replies
that he can handle her. Jill tells him that she thinks Kathleen
was jealous of her from the very beginning - and then when she
saw them kissing... Becoming upset, she tells Robin that she's
sorry - it's all her fault; she should never have talked him into
letting her stay. Robin points out that he agreed to
it. Jill asks him what he's going to do. In reply, Robin asks
what he can do. He then continues that she's safe and
they're together - that's all they need. Jill suddenly cries,
"No, Robin... it was a mistake." She
goes on that they can't - it was a mistake; when Kathleen
forced her to leave, it made things a lot easier. Robin asks her
what she's talking about. Jill cries, "Us."
She then explains that she just got carried away with everything:
him being there to deliver Fee and then helping her leave Woombai
when she need to; she kidded herself that she felt something for
him, but she doesn't - she's sorry. Robin tells her that he doesn't
believe her: she's upset about her husband's death; she's not
thinking clearly. Jill retorts that she doesn't want to talk about
Brian. Robin says he still can't accept it. Jill tells him that
he's going to have to; she hopes he sorts things out
with Kathleen, but from now on, it's his problem, and
she doesn't want any more to do with it. Robin asks if they can
talk about it tomorrow, but Jill tells him that she's going to
Melbourne to visit friends; she thinks it's best if they don't
see each other again. Robin starts to say that she'll change her
mind once-- Jill interrupts, though, and cries, "Please."
Robin gives in and says there's nothing much more he can say.
He tells her that he hopes things work out for her. Jill distantly
says, "Thanks..." Robin goes, leaving Jill looking upset.
In the lounge room in the main house, Terry is smiling as Amanda
feeds Fee. Wayne is sitting next to Amanda, watching closely.
Amanda smiles as she says that, when she has a baby,
she hope she's as well-behaved as Fee! Robin suddenly comes in
and tells them that they can relax: they've got what they wanted.
He goes. Terry asks Amanda if she can go and see what's happened.
A short time later, Jill is sitting at the table in the flat
with a cup of tea in front of her. She tells Amanda that she had
to make sure she wouldn't be tempted to go back to him. Amanda
points out that she said a while ago that she didn't love him.
Jill replies that she liked him; they started to have
a really good friendship. Amanda asks what's wrong with that.
Jill starts to break down as she replies that she's been bad luck
for every guy she's ever been involved with; she's determined
it's not going to happen again. Amanda says she thinks Jill is
being a bit hard on herself. Jill, though, cries that Brian was
the last straw - anyone getting involved with her is asking for
trouble. Amanda tells her that she's got nothing to do
with Brian's death. Jill, though, sobs that it's partly her fault.
Amanda asks how. Jill replies that they were having a few problems
when his brother came over; she's sure that's why he was so easily
convinced to go back to Ireland - if things had been running smoothly,
he wouldn't have gone. Amanda tells her that she doesn't know
that. Jill cries that yes she does; they're all better off without
her - including Robin. She breaks down and starts sobbing heavily.
At the Morrell apartment, Kathleen pours herself a glass of wine.
The front door suddenly opens, and Robin walks in, slaps her face
and orders her to get out. Looking astonished, Kathleen cries,
"What?" Robin angrily tells her to pack her bags and
go. Kathleen, her hand to her face, cries that that hurt.
Robin snaps at her that she deserves a lot more than that for
what she put Jill through. Kathleen tells him that she doesn't
know what he means. Robin snaps that she scared the living daylights
out of Jill and she used her baby to do it - and she conned him
into thinking that she actually liked Jill. Kathleen
retorts that she had to do something - Jill was coming
between them. Robin snaps that there hasn't been anything
between them for years. Kathleen replies that there could
be - if they give it a chance. Robin snaps that he doesn't want
to go back to what they had. Kathleen insists that she's changed,
but Robin retorts that she hasn't from what he's seen
- she's still the same Kathleen. Kathleen insists that she isn't.
Robin tells her that he's had enough. Kathleen snaps, "Thanks
for nothing." Robin continues that he's got to go out, as
he's got an appointment; if she's not gone by the time he gets
back, he'll have the greatest pleasure in throwing her out - and
he means it. He goes.
In the lounge room at the Palmers', Beryl says to John that they
should have time to watch some television before they go to the
airport. She looks at the guide and notices that there's a country
music special on. Looking worried, John picks up the letter that
she's written to Kevin and Lynn - which is on the dining table
- and says he has something to tell her. Beryl comments that it
sounds serious. John tells her that she's not going to like it.
Beryl sits down and says, "Come on then." John tells
her that he knows how they can get Andy away from The Farm - but
it would mean bringing Lynn back for a visit. Looking surprised,
Beryl asks, "Why Lynn?" John nervously replies, "Because...
she and Andy got to know each other very well before she went
away." Looking wary, Beryl glares at him and asks, "How
well?" John replies that they sort of had an affair; if Lynn
went to The Farm, he's sure she could get through to Andy - he
still cares about her, even though he decided to call it quits;
if Beryl paid for a ticket, she could come back home. Beryl listens
and then snaps, "No." She goes on that she doesn't want
anything to do with it. She then adds that it's a good thing Lynn
is in London, because if she was there, she'd get more
than a piece of her mind. John tells her that she has to think
about Andy, but Beryl retorts that she's not sure he isn't getting
everything he deserves. John tells her that she doesn't mean that.
Beryl says, "Don't I?" She then adds that she's surprised
he even suggested Lynn come back there. She goes on that
she doesn't want to make a fuss - for Kevin's sake - but she's
disgusted with Lynn. John points out that it still doesn't solve
what to do about Andy. Beryl snaps that he's made his
bed and he can lie on it. John tells her that just because of
what happened between her and David doesn't mean she can't help
Andy. Beryl asks what on earth that's got to
do with it. John tells her that she and David spilt up, so she's
scared the same thing will happen to Kevin and Lynn. Beryl agrees
that if Lynn came back there, that could happen - and there's
no way she wants to be a party to it. John looks annoyed.
Jill is in the flat at Dural with Fee. Terry comes in and tells
her that he's going to head off now. He asks if there's anything
he should tell Fiona. Jill asks him to explain to her why she's
going to Melbourne; tell her that she needs to get away from Robin
- she and Fee need friends at the moment; she'll be back when
everything settles down. Terry tells her that he was very sorry
to hear about Brian. Jill thanks him. She then asks him if he'd
like to hold Fee. Terry says it's OK, but Jill assures him that
she doesn't mind. Terry asks her if she's sure. Jill tells him
that at least she' ll have made someone happy today!
Terry walks over to her and she hands Fee over, saying gently
as she does so, "Here, take your daughter." Terry smiles
happily as he starts cooing over the little child. Jill smiles
happily as she watches them.