Barbara, Gordon and the detective go into the lounge room; Fiona
and another detective are in there. Barbara asks whose kidnapping
the detectives are talking about. One of the detectives replies
that it was a Mr. Andrew Green. Putting on a look of shock, Barbara
says, "You're kidding?" The detective tells her that
they had a report that she was involved in an abduction in Melbourne
today. Barbara snaps at them not to be ridiculous. The detective
asks her if she's seen Mr. Green in the last few days.
Barbara replies that she saw him yesterday. The detective says,
"And?" Barbara tells him that she asked Andy to come
home with her and he wouldn't. She then asks who's accusing her
- is it the people that Andy's living with? She adds that the
detectives do know who those people are, don't they?
The detective assures her that they know. Barbara snaps that she
wouldn't believe them in a pink fit. The detective ignores
this and asks her if she's seen Mr. Green today. Barbara
replies that she hasn't - she was driving home today. The detective
asks her if she was alone. Barbara snaps that of course
she was - the car is in the garage if they care to check under
the seat or in the boot. The detective tells her that he's afraid
they will have to inspect it. Barbara snaps, "If
you insist,". She then adds, "This way," and leads
them outside. Alone with Gordon, Fiona asks him what he thought
of that for a performance. Gordon, looking worried, replies
that he wishes he knew what she was up to. Fiona tells him that
she wishes she knew what she'd done with Andy and the
others. Gordon points out that there's the flat - if they saw
the police car in time, they could have hidden out there...
A few moments later, Gordon and Fiona walk into the flat and
Gordon switches the light on. There's no one there. Fiona suggests
they try the bedrooms, and they both go to have a look, but again,
there's nothing. Fiona insists that they must be somewhere!
Gordon suggests that maybe they're at Charlie's. Fiona tells him
that they should wait until the police have left to find out.
They head back to the main house.
Barbara and the detectives are coming back into the house through
the front door, and Barbara is saying that, if you ask her,
Andy has probably woken up to himself and just walked out of there.
The detective replies, "Perhaps..." Barbara tells him
that they should be investigating that farm, instead of decent
people. The detective replies that they have the same rights as
any citizen. Barbara angrily asks if that includes the
right to brainwash kids. The detective tells her that if Mr. Green
was brainwashed, it's unlikely that he took it into his head to
leave. Gordon and Fiona come back in and Gordon asks
if they found anything. The detective replies that they didn't
in the car - but they did notice an annex at the back of the house;
they'll have to look in there too. Gordon replies, "Of course."
Barbara snaps at them that Mrs. Thompson is living there at the
moment - she hopes they won't keep her up too long. The detective
replies that he doesn't think so. He, his colleague and Fiona
head out the front, and Gordon shuts the door behind them. He
then suggests to Barbara that now perhaps she can tell him what
the hell is going on: where are they? They head into the lounge
room, where Barbara replies that everything is under control.
Gordon tells her that she can't fool the police for ever.
Barbara tells him to calm down - they're on their way to Woombai.
Looking surprised, Gordon asks how they're getting there.
Barbara explains that they have Stephen's car - he left it at
Mascot when he flew to Melbourne; they went via the airport, transferred
Andy and then she drove off. Gordon tells her that he still can't
agree with her lying to the police. Barbara retorts that it's
only a crime when you lie under oath. She adds that they've rescued
Andy from making a ghastly mistake and she intends to see that
he stays rescued...
The 'phone rings at the Morrell apartment. Robin goes and answers
it, wearing his pyjamas and apparently having just got out of
bed. It's Kathleen. She tells him that she knows it's late-- Robin
interrupts and snaps that he doesn't want to hear it. Kathleen
asks him to listen, but Robin snaps at her that they keep going
over the same things. Kathleen insists that they're getting
somewhere, but Robin snaps at her not to kid herself. Kathleen
tells him that she needs him - she can't live without
him - and he's stupid thinking he can't live without her.
She asks when she can come back, but Robin snaps, "Never
- it's finished." Kathleen asks if she can come back tomorrow.
Robin growls, "For God's sake..." Kathleen continues
that she'll come over tomorrow so they can talk. Robin slams the
'phone down in anger. He then lifts the receiver and leaves it
off the hook.
Jill is sitting looking miserable on the couch at the Palmers',
wearing her nightclothes. John comes in and says to her that he
thought he heard someone moving around. Jill, looking
worried, says she didn't mean to wake anyone. John assures her
that he wasn't asleep. He then asks her if she needs a shoulder.
Jill looks at him, and he adds that he thought maybe she wanted
to talk. Jill sadly says, "It shows, does it?" John
tells her that it's pretty understandable. Jill suddenly cries,
"Everything is so..." She breaks down in tears. John
tells her that it will work out; no one can replace Brian, but
she'll get over it. Jill cries that it's more than Brian:
it's her - she knows she's a jinx: something awful happens
to everyone she gets involved with. John says that's stupid, but
Jill insists that it's true. John tells her that nothing
has been her fault; she can't blame herself for Brian's death.
He then points out that she's upset because she's lonely and she's
just lost someone she loved very much. Jill sadly says she's missing
a few people in Sydney, too. John tells her that she's having
a rough time, but she can't blame herself for any of it. He asks
her to try and smile. Jill says she'll be OK - she'll make some
hot milk; it might help her sleep. John tells her that he'll see
her in the morning, and he heads back to bed. After a few moments,
Jill stands up, still looking upset, and goes to the 'phone. She
dials a number, but the 'phone at the other end is engaged. It's
the phone at the Morrell apartment, still off the hook...
Fiona and Gordon are having breakfast at Dural the next morning.
Barbara is talking to someone on the 'phone, and she says she
sees. Gordon offers Fiona more coffee, but she declines. She then
asks him if he's worried about going to court today. Gordon admits
that he is, a little. Fiona assures him that he'll be alright.
Gordon points out that he did hit Alec Davies. Barbara
hangs up and tells them that Andy is up at Woombai. Fiona asks
if he's talked yet, but Barbara says he hasn't - and he's still
refusing to eat. She adds that they had to lock him in one of
the bedrooms and board up the window. Looking shocked, Gordon
asks if that was necessary. Barbara replies that it was.
Seeing the expression on her husband's face, she then tells him
not to give her one of those looks. Gordon says he can tell when
people are over-reacting. Barbara, though, tells him that Stephen
knows what to expect - he's been through it before. Gordon impatiently
snaps that he he knows: with Samantha in America. Barbara snaps
back at him that this isn't a game: Andy would have been forced
to injure himself with whatever he could lay his hands on - glass,
a coathanger - as long as it means he can get to hospital; the
police would give him an escort straight back to The Farm from
there. Gordon says he didn't realise. He then adds, though, that
he still thinks they're going about it the wrong way. Barbara
retorts that there is no other way. Gordon tells her
to just be careful. Barbara replies that he's not to worry - she
Kathleen is at the Morrell apartment, and Robin snaps at her
that he hasn't got time to start arguing. Kathleen points out
that he said last night that she could come over. Robin retorts
that she said she could come over; he couldn't
get a word in. Kathleen pleads with him not to ask her
to leave him again. Robin snaps at her, "Just go." Kathleen
ignores this and tells him that they can talk - it's not too late.
Robin replies that he's afraid it is: he's filing for
divorce - he 'phoned his solicitor ten minutes ago. Kathleen angrily
tells him that if he thinks she's going to take that lying down,
he's got another think coming. Robin tells her that there's nothing
she can do, but Kathleen snaps, "Like hell there isn't."
Robin asks her what she's got in mind, but Kathleen ignores this
and storms out. Robin goes to the 'phone on the bar and dials
a number. When he gets through, he asks for a seat on the 10:30am
flight to Melbourne.
Patricia is reading the newspaper at the table in Margaret's
apartment while David prepares breakfast. As she puts the paper
down on the table, David asks if anything is happening in the
world. Patricia replies, "No, not much." She puts a
pill in her mouth and takes a sip of orange juice. David comments
that he never seems to get round to reading the front part of
the paper. Patricia replies that she's not surprised. David retorts
that that's a sin, is it? Patricia snaps that she never said it
was. David sarcastically replies, "Pardon me for
living!" Patricia calms down and says she's sorry - she didn't
mean to snap. David sits down and tells her that it's alright.
Patricia explains that she's just a bit nervous about lunch, that's
all. David assures her that she'll have a great time.
Patricia says they probably have nothing in common; she hasn't
even met the family. David replies that he
has and they're top people. Patricia says there won't be a lot
that she can talk about with them, but David tells her to stop
worrying - she has to get out sometime; she's not chickening
out, is she? Patricia smiles grimly and replies that he's right
- she can't put things off forever. David smiles and says that's
more like it!
Jill and Heather are sitting on the couch at the Palmers'. Jill
finishes changing Fee and hands her to Heather, who comments that
she's such a happy little thing! Jill goes off to put the dirty
nappy in soak, and Beryl comes in from the kitchen and comments
about Fee, "Isn't she beautiful?!" Heather replies that
she's gorgeous. She adds that it must be fun to have a baby round
the house again. Beryl smiles and replies that it is
- but it's tiring! Heather says to Fee in a cute voice that she
doesn't wake Beryl up in the middle of the night, does she?! Beryl
laughs and says, "Maybe only once or twice!" Heather
tells her that Katie used to be good at that when she
was a baby. Beryl laughs and replies that so was Kevin - she and
David used to have to take it in turns in nursing him back to
sleep; she'd do it the first time and if he did it again...
She pauses and then says, sadly, that she'd punch David and tell
him it was his turn. She tells Heather that it's silly
- she can't even talk about him; when she remembers...
She breaks off, and Heather tells her that it takes time - she
went through the same thing when she left Mike. Beryl says she
just has to control her feelings. Heather assures her that it
will come. Beryl says to her that it must have been wonderful
when she got back with Mike again. Heather replies that it was.
Beryl tells her that she admires the way she's made things work.
Heather looks worried, though...
A short time later, Heather is back next door and is hugging
Mike tightly. Looking surprised, Mike asks what it's in aid of.
Heather tells him that she's sorry about last night: they shouldn't
have argued like that - they've got too much going for them. She
adds that she hardly got any sleep last night. Mike tells her
that it wasn't her fault. Heather explains that Jim only got involved
when she asked him. Mike assures her that he's not blaming
her; he was just upset that she hadn't told him earlier.
Heather suggests to him that he call a truce with Jim - just to
keep the peace. Mike asks about Jeff, and points out that Jeff
and Jim argue more then he and Jim do. Heather replies that she'll
talk to Jeff - make him see that, underneath everything,
Jim is a good man. Mike screws up his face, and Heather insists,
"He is!" Mike tells her that, last night...
he was angry because he felt so bad about not being around when
she needed him. Heather tells him that he can make up for it by
shaking hands with Jim. They start kissing passionately. All of
a sudden, Katie says, "OK - break it up!" She then clears
her throat loudly and adds that, if everything's peachy, she'd
like to get to the 'fridge!
Next door, Beryl has collected the mail and she tells Jill that
there's a letter for her from Ireland - it must be the one that
Fiona redirected. As Jill opens it, she says it must be from the
O'Donnels' solicitor about Brian's estate - not that he had
much. She starts reading the letter and a look of shock crosses
her face. Beryl asks what the problem is. Jill tells her that
Brian's family have sent her some money for an air fare - they
thinks Fee's his daughter, and they want her to grow up in Ireland...
A few moments later, Beryl says to Jill that Brian did know
Fee wasn't his daughter, didn't he? Jill replies that of course
he did - but he never told his family; he just thought it would
save a lot of hassles. Beryl tells her that she has to set the
record straight. Jill cries that they'll hate her: Brian
was murdered, and his family are thinking he's left a little daughter
behind, but she has to tell them that he hasn't even got that.
Beryl points out that she'll only be telling the truth.
Jill, looking worried and upset, asks why it always has to be
Jeff is doing sit-ups at the oval when Heather turns up and tells
him that she wants to talk to him. Jeff snaps, "Not another
lecture about Uncle Jim..." Heather replies that she thinks
it's about time she explained a few things.
Jim and Mike get into the O'Briens'; Jim is carrying a newspaper.
Mike tells him that he's sorry he got a bit snarly. Jim replies
that there's no harm done. Mike explains that he was angry with
himself more than anything. Jim tells him not to expect
him to do it again! He asks where Heather is, and Mike replies
that she's trying to talk some sense into Jeff. Jim asks if she's
talking about him, and Mike says she is. Jim says he
and Jeff are like chalk and cheese. Mike, though, tells him that
you never know - she might be able to talk him around. Jim replies
that he's had a good try, but he thinks he should move out and
find a flat somewhere. There's suddenly a knock at the front door,
and Mike calls to Katie to ask her to get it. Jim tells Mike that
he doesn't want to upset things. Mike replies that he'll always
be there if Jim needs him. They overhear Katie saying, "Hello,
Mrs. Morrell - come in." Jim asks Mike who the visitor is.
Mike explains that she's a friend of Heather's - she's there for
lunch; he'd better go and say 'hello'. Katie tells Patricia that
her mum isn't home at the moment. Patricia asks if she's early,
but Katie replies that she's not; her mum's late. As he sees Patricia,
Jim looks impressed...
Robin is driving along in in Melbourne. He looks at a piece of
paper and then pulls his car into the side of the road outside
the Palmers'. Jill - who's had her hair cut - is sitting in the
front garden, and as Robin gets out of the car, she sees him and
They head inside, and as they walk into the lounge room, Jill
tells Robin that he's wasting his time. Robin asks if they can't
discuss it. Jill replies that all she can say is what
she said in Sydney. Robin retorts that he doesn't believe she
meant that. Jill tells him that she did. Robin asks her
why she left so suddenly. Jill replies that she'd been
thinking about it for ages. Robin asks if Brian dying started
it. He adds that he can understand how she felt - thinking about
starting another relationship after hearing that. Jill tells him
that it just wouldn't be fair. Robin tells her that he's willing
to wait; he's not asking her to forget Brian - but when
you feel right about something... Jill tells him that it's not
Brian. Robin asks what the problem is, then. Jill explains that
it's her: all she'll do is bring him the same sort of
luck she brought Brian. Looking puzzled, Robin says, "What?"
Jill tells him that she's already messed things up for
him. Robin retorts that the only person who's messed things up
is Kathleen - not her. Jill asks how it's going
with Kathleen. Robin replies that it's terrible. Jill tells him
that she tried to ring him last night. Robin asks if it was engaged.
Jill says, "Yeah." Robin explains that, if she called
before midnight, he was arguing with Kathleen; if it was after,
he thinks the 'phone might have been off the hook. Jill says she
thinks it was just after. Robin tells her that Kathleen had been
ringing every half hour for three hours - begging, pleading, abusing...
using her bag of tricks. Jill asks him if there's nothing he can
do to stop her. Robin replies that, when Kathleen arrived on his
doorstep this morning, he told her that he's filing for divorce.
Heather crosses the road outside the Palmers' on her way home.
Parked just up the road, Kathleen is sitting in her car, waiting...
Gordon and Barbara arrive back at Dural, and Gordon smiles and
says, "The look on his face!" Barbara laughs that it
was the same as when Gordon hit him at Woombai! Gordon replies
that it serves him right! They head into the lounge room, and
Fiona comments that they sound very happy. Barbara explains that
they won! Gordon adds that the magistrate decided it was time
that the fringe press was taught to respect an individual's privacy!
Fiona congratulates them, and Gordon says he thinks this calls
for a celebration drink! Barbara asks Fiona if anything happened
while they were out. Fiona's face drops, and she tells them that
there was one call: a boy by the name of Gary - one of Andy's
cult friends. She adds that she's sorry to spoil things for them.
Gordon asks what Gary said. Fiona replies that she's to tell Barbara
that they haven't been fooled: they know she's keeping Andy against
his will, and they've told the police everything. Barbara snaps
that they know that already. Fiona continues that Gary
said Andy is is too strong to be broken - so unless they want
to keep him locked up forever, they might just as well let him
go. Barbara snaps that it's a bluff - they're just trying to scare
them. She continues that it won't take them long to get through
to Andy, and when they do, there's no way he'll go back
to those loonies. Fiona looks worried.
Katie and Heather are in the kitchen at the O'Briens'. Katie
is preparing a jug of coffee, and as she does so, she asks her
mother if she's ever seen Uncle Jim go after a woman before. Heather
smiles and replies, "Not the way he's going after Patricia!"
She adds that, usually, it's the women chasing him! Katie
comments that, when Patricia arrived, she was a bundle of nerves
- and then Uncle Jim started laying on the charm! In the lounge
room, Patricia and Jim are sitting next to each other on the couch;
Mike is sitting in an armchair. Patricia asks Jim what he does
- apart from working when he has to. Jim replies, "Nothing
much!" Patricia says there must be something. Jim
tells her that he's involved with horses a lot. Patricia asks
if he races them. Jim tells her no - he bets on them! Patricia
laughs and says she might have guessed! Katie and Heather come
in and Katie starts pouring the coffee. Heather offers Patricia
some cake, but she declines, saying she hasn't had a better lunch
for ages. Jim tells her that it's the company, he reckons!
Patricia smiles at him!
Robin and Jill are sitting at the kitchen table at the Palmers'.
Robin thanks Jill for the sandwich. Beryl comes in the back door
with Fee and starts to say to Jill that she-- She stops talking
when she sees Jill has company. Robin introduces himself and reminds
Beryl that they met at the fashion launch. Beryl says she remembers.
Robin says he hopes she doesn't mind him dropping in - he knew
Jill was staying there and thought he'd keep in touch. Beryl replies,
"Of course." Robin asks how Fee is, and Beryl explains
that it was her day to meet the neighbours; she gave Muriel a
huge yawn, though! Jill says it's time for her nap. Beryl takes
her to put her in her cot, and Robin remarks to Jill that Fee
is as beautiful as ever. He then says he'd better go. Jill tells
him that she'll walk out with him, as she wants to go to the shops.
She thanks him for coming. Robin tells her that he couldn't let
things go on the way they were. Jill replies that she still needs
time. Robin assures her that he's not going to rush her - and
she's not going to jinx him; they were meant
for each other - she'll see! Jill smiles and tells him to come
on or he'll miss his 'plane!
They go outside and walk to Robin's car. As they do so, Robin
asks Jill when she'll come back to Sydney. Jill says she doesn't
know - soon, she hopes. Unknown to either of them, Kathleen watches
them from just up the road. Robin tells Jill that he'll catch
her back in Sydney. They stand by Robin's car and kiss each other.
Jill tells Robin, "Bye," and then starts to cross the
road. As she does so, Kathleen starts her car. She then pulls
out and starts driving straight at Jill. As she realises what's
happening, Jill stops moving and stands rooted to the spot, her
mouth open in shock. As the car heads straight for her, Robin
realises what's happening, and he runs towards Jill and pushes
her out of the way. The car hits him full on, and he rolls up
the bonnet and the windscreen before rolling back down onto the
road. Kathleen gets out, looking shocked, and, bending over him,
cries, "Robin... Oh God..." Jill gets up from where
she's fallen and looks at them in shock.