Jill tells Fiona that if she'd just think about it,
she'd see she's doing the right thing. Fiona snaps, "By abusing
Sean's trust?" Jill retorts that he's perfectly happy thinking
Fee is Brian's child. Fiona tells her that that's not the point:
she's playing on his feelings to get his money. Jill snaps that
it's for Robin - he's as good as dead the way he is now,
but she has a chance to change that - as long as she
doesn't tell Sean. Fiona tells her that she can't let
her use Sean. She adds that she knows she's messed things
up-- Jill snaps, "For who? Sean or yourself?" She immediately
apologises. Fiona replies that she wouldn't be honest if she didn't
admit self-interest doesn't come into it, but-- Jill tells her
that Sean said she can visit any time at his expense. Fiona, looking
annoyed, retorts that she wants her to use him, too.
Jill cries that she'd be helping to make him happy. Fiona
replies that she's sorry, but nothing Jill can say will convince
her that what she's doing is right. She gets up and walks to the
'phone on the desk. Jill asks her if she's ringing Sean. Fiona
tells her that it's high time he knew the truth. Jill angrily
asks her if she knows what she's doing: she's taking away the
only chance Robin has; what gives her the right to do
that? She asks Fiona to think about it - overnight, at least.
Fiona reluctantly hangs up. She then turns to Jill and tells her
that Robin has become an obsession with her. Jill retorts that
that's because she's the only person who cares if he lives or
dies. Fiona says she'll tell Jill what she'll do: first thing
in the morning, she'll see Dr. Jackson and find out how much Robin's
treatment will cost, and if she can afford it, she'll foot the
bill. Jill, looking guilty, says she wasn't angling for that.
Fiona says, "No?" She then adds that, anyway, that's
how they're going to handle it - otherwise, she's going to call
Sean... Jill gives in and says, "Alright." Fiona snaps
that that's good. She then announces that she's going upstairs
to have an early night, as she has a splitting headache. As she
goes to walk out, Jill says, "Fiona..." Fiona just curtly
replies, "Goodnight, Jill."
At the O'Briens', Mike is putting away the gym equipment, while
Heather looks at the TV guide. He asks if there's anything on,
and she tells him that there's a documentary on the evils of over-doing
exercise! Jim suddenly comes into the house and slams the front
door shut behind him. Mike, looking surprised, asks what's up.
Jim tells him not to ask. He then hands Heather his car keys and
tells her to hide them, explaining that it's because if he's mobile,
he might go after David Palmer and end up thumping him.
Heather asks what he's done. Jim growls that he just
told Beryl that she's making a fool of herself; he reckons that
he's just after her for her money - not that he cares
two hoots what David thinks of him, but he doesn't want
him upsetting Beryl. He adds that they're supposed to
be getting divorced, but you wouldn't think it from the turn he
stacked on. He continues that it doesn't matter that David left
her for another woman - she's still his property. Mike comments
that he always thought David was a good bloke. Heather
remarks that Beryl must be terribly upset. Jim explains that Lynn
is with her now, so he made himself scarce - but he told Beryl
to call him if David comes back and starts hassling her. He heads
off to get a beer from the kitchen. Mike asks Heather if she still
thinks he won't get serious with Beryl. Heather grimly replies
that she wouldn't put money on it now.
At the Palmers', Beryl dabs her eyes as Lynn asks her if she's
sure there's nothing she can get her. Beryl assures her that she'll
be alright in a minute. Lynn cries that it's all her fault,
but Beryl tells her not to be silly. Lynn, though, insists that
she was sure that if she and David had dinner together, they'd
realise how much they're missing each other; she can't believe
she was so naive. Beryl points out that she
wasn't to know things were so bad. Lynn cries that, when they
told Kevin and her about the divroce, they were hoping that they
never really intended to go through with it. Beryl admits that
she same thought was at the back of her mind - but there's
no way she's turning back now. Lynn says she doesn't
know how she'll tell Kevin. Beryl tells her that she'll
phone him, and Lynn thanks her. She adds that she was dreading
having to do it. She tells Beryl that she's so sorry it all ended
so badly. Beryl assures her that it's not her fault.
She adds that it means a lot to her that they care enough about
David and her to try and get them back together. They hug tightly.
The next morning, Fiona and Jill walk down some steps in the
hospital grounds, walk along a path past a couple of nurses and
join a man standing waiting for them. It's Dr. Jackson, and Fiona
shakes his hand. He tells her that the figures are in his office.
As they start walking towards the building, he asks how come Mr.
O'Donnel bowed out - he seemed quite definite about taking care
of the expenses when they talked yesterday. Fiona tells him that
sometimes people have second thoughts when a lot of money is involved.
Dr. Jackon says he hopes she'll be able to make it possible
for them to go ahead with treatment.
Sean knocks on the front door at Toorak. Terry opens it, and
when he sees who's standing there, he snaps that Jill is out.
Sean asks if he can see Fiona. Terry snaps that she's
out, too. Sean says, "To me?" Terry snaps at him that
she really is out - with Jill. He reluctantly adds that
Sean can come in and wait if he wants. Sean curtly tells him that
that's very civil of him. He walks into the house and Terry closes
the door. Sean then explains that he has a passport application
for for Jill to fill in - but he'd like a word with Fiona too,
to make sure there are no hard feelings. Terry looks shocked,
and he asks Sean if Jill is going back with him. Sean
replies that he thought Terry knew, as he was so abrupt
with him. Terry snaps that no one has said a word to
him. He then angrily asks Sean how it feels being rich
enough to buy himself a family. Sean retorts that he doesn't think
that was called for; the main reason Jill wouldn't accept
his offer straight away is because of Robin Elliott. Terry asks
him who he's trying to kid. Sean replies that he isn't trying
to kid anyone - he's paying for treatment that could
bring Robin out of his coma, so, naturally, Jill doesn't feel
an obligation to stay there anymore. Terry snaps at him that that's
how he got to her: he made her feel guilty. Sean retorts
that it's nothing of the sort. He then adds that he can understand
Fiona getting upset about Jill leaving, but not him
- it's really none of his business. Terry snaps at him that that's
what he thinks. Sean says he doesn't see how.
Terry snaps at him that he'll tell him how: "Fee
is my kid - and there's no way in the world you're taking
her out of the country. Right?" Sean looks shocked.
Jill and Fiona leave Dr. Jackson's room. Fiona sadly tells Jill
that, if there was any way she could have, she wouldn't have hesitated,
but the most she could afford is six months' therapy. Jill tells
her that they could still go ahead with the therapy if she would
cooperate. Fiona snaps at her that she's not letting
her cheat Sean. Calming down, she suggests they go and see him;
the sooner they get it over and done with, the better. She adds
that they had better call the hotel and make sure he's there,
first. She makes to leave, but Jill grabs her arm and tells her
that there's something wants her to do before they go.
Robin is still lying in the bed, bandages round his head and
tubes everywhere. Fiona and Jill enter the room, Fiona telling
Jill that it's a complete waste of time - her seeing Robin isn't
going to make a scrap of difference. She looks down at him and
suddenly pauses in shock. Jill tells her that he hasn't changed
since he was admitted - he just lies there. She grimly adds that
it's some reward for saving her and Fee's lives. Fiona comments
that they could at least close his eyes. Jill explains that they
put in eye drops every few hours; she was spooked too,
at first - she thought he was going to talk to her at any minute
- but after a while, she realised that he doesn't even know she's
there: he can't feel her when she touches him; he can't see the
flowers she brings... he's better off dead than the way
he is now. Fiona admits that she can understand why Jill feels
the way she does, now. Jill cries to her to help her,
then; just think about what she'd be doing: Robin would get the
treatment he needs, Sean would have some of Brian's family around
him... Fiona agrees, "Yeah," but she then points out
that Fee isn't Brian's child. Jill cries that Brian loved
her as if he was her own - he gave her his name; he knows he'd
want her to tell Sean that she was his. Fiona, looking increasingly
upset, tells Jill that she's confusing her. Jill cries
at her that she's just trying to make her see that it's not cut
and dried. Fiona announces that she wants to leave now, and she
turns away. Jill tells her to have one more look before she goes,
but Fiona refuses to turn back. Jill angrily asks why: has it
upset her? Fiona cries that she just wants to go.
Jill passionately asks her if she can honestly blame her for doing
everything she can to give him back his life. Fiona ignores this
and walks out.
As she leaves the room, Fiona almost bumps into another patient
walking past. She tells Jill to get her out of there. Jill asks
where they're going. Fiona replies that they're going home - she's
got to think. She adds that she's far from convinced, so Jill
shouldn't think she's won yet. Jill replies that she won't. She
then adds that, no matter what happens - if she had any
choice, she'd stay there. She asks Fiona if she thinks she wants
to leave her and tie herself down to somebody she hardly knows.
She adds that she can't afford to be selfish: there's too much
at stake - so can Fiona please make the right decision... Fiona
Terry is with Sean in the lounge room at Toorak, and he explains
to him that, when Brian came back and found out that Jill was
having his kid, he said he'd pass it off as his own.
Sean snaps at Terry that he doesn't know why he's telling him
all these lies. Terry retorts that it's the truth. Sean
tells him that he's has positive proof that Brian is
the father. Terry asks him if he means the name on the birth certificate,
adding that that doesn't prove anything. Sean tells him
that in his last letter to Jill, Brian wrote about how he looked
forward to seeing 'our child'; Jill showed him the letter- he
wouldn't have written like that if he wasn't Fee's own flesh and
blood. Terry snaps that he doesn't care what Brian said
- Fee is his kid. Sean asks him where his proof is. Terry
angrily asks him why the hell he would be carrying on like this
if she wasn't his. Sean suggests that maybe he wants
to keep Jill there. Terry yells at him that he's off
his tree. Sean asks Terry if he's in love with her. Terry
angrily retorts that the only reason he wants to be around Jill
is because of Fee. He adds that, if Sean doesn't believe him,
he should ask Jill who Fee's father is. Sean snaps that
she's already told him. Terry snaps back that Jill won't
lie in front of him. Sean retorts that, alright, he'll
Mike and Heather set down a picnic in the park. Jim and Beryl
watch as Heather takes out some drinks and containers of food.
Mike tells Heather that he'd like some tea and cake, thankyou!
Heather laughs that husbands are more trouble than they're worth!
She immediately regrets her words as she looks at Beryl. Beryl
and Jim head off for walk, and Heather asks Mike if he wants to
give her her 'Foot in Mouth' award now or later! Mike, looking
worried, says he's not sure if it was such a good idea inviting
Beryl along; having to watch everything they say isn't going to
make it very easy.
As they walk along by the water, Beryl looks concerned and says
to Jim that she shouldn't have come. Jim, though, tells her not
to be silly, and he asks her what she's going to do about it.
Ignoring him, Beryl bends down and picks up a stone. She then
tells him that, when she was a kid, she used to be able to make
the stones skip right across the water - and she bets she can
still do it. Jim tells her to show him.
Jill and Fiona arrive back at Toorak, but as soon as they open
the door, Terry and Sean come out into the hall and Terry snaps
at them that they've got a visitor. He angrily adds that Sean
dropped in with an application form for a passport. He asks Jill
when she was going to tell him: after they'd left? Sean
snaps at him to keep a civil tongue in his head. Terry ignores
this, though, and angrily tells Jill to explain to Sean why she
didn't want him to find out: it's because Fee's his kid,
right? Sean looks at her. Jill tells Terry that she doesn't know
why he's trying to make trouble - Fee is Brian's child.
Fiona looks upset as Jill says this. Terry snaps at Jill to tell
Sean the truth, but Sean tells him to stop his bullying.
Terry retorts that Fiona will back him up. He looks at
her, but she doesn't respond. Looking incredulous, Terry asks
what's going on there. Sean tells him that his own mother
won't lie for him. Terry looks at Fiona furiously and tells her
that he never thought she'd sell him out for a free trip to Ireland.
He storms out of the house.
Fiona follows him and asks if they can talk. Terry angrily asks
what about: the 'Bon Voyage' party? Fiona tells him that she doesn't
blame him for thinking she's let him down. Terry snaps that she's
put number one first. Fiona cries that he doesn't understand.
Terry, though, retorts that he understands alright: she wants
visiting rights, so she's not about to make enemies of Jill and
Sean by saying he's the father. Fiona cries that she was going
to tell Sean last night that he was the father, but Jill was so
upset, and she let her talk her out of it. Terry snaps that she's
not interested. Fiona snaps back that she tried to stop
it - she told Jill that she would pay for Robin Elliott's treatment,
and then tell Sean the truth - but she couldn't afford the money
the hospital was talking about. Terry snaps that she let Jill
con her into keeping her mouth shut. Fiona cries, "No--"
Terry interrupts, though, and asks her why she didn't back him
up in there. Fiona retorts that she wasn't prepared to be put
on the spot; she had just come from seeing Robin at the hospital
and was really very upset; she kept asking herself what she'd
do for him if it was him lying there in the
bed - and she knew she couldn't throw away his chance
of getting better. Terry yells that Robin isn't going to get
better. Fiona snaps at him that he doesn't know what he's talking
about: in about five years' time, they'll be doing the first neural
tissue transplants-- Terry interrupts and snaps, "So what?
He's a hopeless case." Fiona suggests that they talk later,
when they've calmed down. Terry, though, snaps, "Forget Robin
- I just want you to back me up." Fiona cries that
she can't - it's too late now: Sean would never believe
her now. She asks Terry to let her talk to Jill. Terry, though,
snaps that it's too late - the damage is done; there's
no way she'll tell the truth now - she's too interested in spending
the old boy's money on that no-hope in hospital; because of him,
he's going to lose his kid. He storms over to his car, gets in
and drives off, leaving Fiona looking upset.
Terry is sitting on the chair next to Robin's bed at the hospital.
He shakes Robin and asks him if he can hear him. There's no response.
Terry angrily snaps that this is hopeless. A nurse suddenly comes
into the room and, looking surprised to see Terry, comments that
she hasn't seen him there before. Terry tells her that he just
caught up with the bad news; he thought he'd come and see if it's
as bad as Jill was saying. The nurse replies that she's
afraid it is. She walks over to Robin and puts some eye drops
in his open eyes. As she does so, Terry says he guesses Robin
takes a lot of looking after. The nurse tells him that he doesn't,
actually, as the machines do most of the work. Terry says he supposes
they'd be up the creek if they had a power failure, huh? The nurse,
though, explains that the hospital has got its own generator for
emergencies, so there's no risk. She leaves the room again. Terry
stands there, looking annoyed. He glances down at Robin again.
A while later, Terry is sitting in the lounge room at Toorak,
feeding Fee and telling Fiona that he was tempted to rip the equipment
out and let Robin die; he still reckons he'd be doing him a favour,
the poor sod. Fiona asks him to promise her that he'll never go
back there again. Terry tells her that she needn't worry - if
it came to the crunch, he couldn't do it. He then goes on that
it's funny how things work: Jill couldn't have found a better
way of getting back at him for what he did to her. Fiona assures
him that that was the last thing on Jill's mind. Terry
curtly retorts, "Oh yeah..." Fiona asks him whether,
if she still hated him, he'd have let her anywhere near
Fee. Terry retorts that it would probably have been better for
him if she had kept Fee away; the trouble is that he's
got used to being around her - feeding her and changing her nappies;
his mates back home wouldn't know him. He tells Fiona
that he reckons he would have done a good job with her, too, given
half a chance. Fiona says there must be something they
can do. Terry asks what: he can't fight her in court
without his name on the birth certificate. He then suggests that
it's time Fee had a sleep. Fiona says that, if they...; she could
persuade Sean to let him visit. Terry snaps that one lousy visit
a year isn't enough. He adds that he doesn't know how
he's going stop him, but he will.
Beryl, Jim, Heather and Mike are all back at the picnic spot,
and Heather laughs that she can't believe Beryl was such a tomboy
when she was young. Beryl tells her that it's true! Jim
chips in that Beryl can still skip a stone across the water -
sometimes! He and Beryl get up and go to dump the rubbish. Alone
with Heather, Mike comments to her that maybe it was
a good idea to bring Beryl along. Heather agrees that she's really
As they walk to the rubbish bin, Jim says to Beryl that he still
can't believe that she got up to all kinds of mischief when she
was a kid. Beryl points out that people grow up as they get older.
Jim replies, "Not me!" He adds that Mike reckons he's
never grown up and never will! Beryl comments that maybe his way
is the best: change can hurt: feelings change... you
grow away from people... Jim asks her if she regrets any of it.
Beryl tells him that she regrets it a lot. She goes on
that David and she used to be happy as Mike and Heather, but he
wouldn't know if after seeing them last night. Jim tells her that
she'll be happy again - he promises.
Jill and Fiona are having lunch in the living room at Toorak;
the doors are closed. Jill asks Fiona how Terry was when she talked
to him. Fiona replies that he was upset. Jill comments that he'll
get over it. Fiona, though, sadly says Terry is like her:
he'll never get over the loss of his child. Jill tells her to
stop trying to make her feel guilty - it won't work. She points
out that Terry said from the very beginning that he'd never make
any claims on Fee. Fiona replies that that was before he became
to attached to her. Jill tells Fiona that that's her
fault - she was the one always chipping away at her to
let him see her. Fiona sadly suggests they change the subject.
Out in the hallway, Terry comes downstairs, carrying Fee in her
bassinet. He tells her, "Not a peep, OK?" He walks past
the closed doors to the living room, opens the front door and
goes out, pulling the door shut behind him. In the living room,
Jill comments that that must be Terry. Fiona remarks that he's
going down to the corner pub to get blind drunk, she'd say. Jill
snaps that that's his problem - he can do whatever he
Terry carries Fee's bassinet in one hand and a packed bag in
the other. He walks down to the main road, and as he does so,
a cab comes round the corner, turning out from another road. Terry
spots it and hails it. The cab stops and Terry crosses the road,
opens the back door and places Fee on the seat. He then climbs
in himself and asks for the airport. The driver asks him if the
child is OK in the back. Terry replies that she is, adding that
he's only going to Sydney. The driver says, "You like Sydney?"
Terry tells him that he does - it's great; just the place to bring
up a kid...