A cab roars round the corner and turns into the road in which
Irene's boarding house is situated. The cab stops outside the
place, Terry gets out in a hurry, hands the driver some money
and runs inside.
Irene is sweeping the corridor outside Terry's room when Terry
dashes up and asks her where Fee is. Irene calmly replies that
she's asleep in her place. She asks why the question.
Terry doesn't answer, though, instead asking if anyone has been
there looking for her. Irene tells him to calm down - she's perfectly
alright. Terry asks her to get the kid, adding that they've got
to get out of there quick-smart. He goes into his room, pulls
down his bag and starts stuffing his things into it. Irene follows
him in and tells him that she was right: he is in trouble.
Terry retorts that, like he said earlier, he ain't done nothing
wrong. Irene points out that somebody obviously thinks
he has. Terry reluctantly tells her that Fee's mum is not the
best sort of person in the world - she was going to take Fee away,
right out of the country, so he nicked off with her. Irene flatly
says, "I see." Terry goes on that the trouble is that
she's either got the cops or a private detective after him. He
asks Irene if she can get Fee ready - and if anyone comes after
him, tell them that he's not there. Irene, though, says she thinks
she'd rather hear the whole story before she goes making any promises.
Terry sighs heavily.
Andy is 'on the 'phone in the lounge room at Dural, and he asks
the person at the other end how they are. It's Jill calling, and
she tells him that she's OK. She then continues that she wondered
if there had been any news. Andy replies that they haven't heard
from Fiona yet, so they don't know if Terry and Fee are at the
address or not. Looking puzzled, Jill asks him what he's talking
about. Barbara walks into the lounge room at Dural as Andy asks
Jill if she doesn't know: Fiona has got a lead on where they could
be; he thought she would have called. Barbara makes a
face at him to indicate that he's not to say anything else, and
so he quickly tells Jill that that's what he heard, but
he might have got it wrong. Jill insists that she wants to know:
has Fiona found Fee? Andy replies that he doesn't know. He then
announces that he has to go. Barbara heads out into the hallway.
Gordon is coming downstairs, and she tells him that she thinks
Andy has just put his foot in it with Jill. Gordon says, "He
hasn't told her?" Barbara replies that he said enough.
She then adds that it would be better if Jill didn't know anything
until they see what comes of it. In the lounge room, Andy tells
Jill that he'll get Fiona to call as soon as she gets back. Jill
thanks him and hangs up. She turns to Lynn, who's with her in
the lounge room at Toorak, and excitedly says, "Isn't that
great?" Lynn comments that it sounds as though it might all
be over. Jill says she's so pleased - things were a bit strained
when she spoke to Fiona yesterday - especially when she told her
that Patricia's going to help Robin. Lynn remarks that she can't
imagine Fiona taking too kindly to that. Jill replies
that she was furious - but she's found Terry and Fee;
she's sure everything is going to be alright.
In the lounge room at Dural, Andy says it was the way Jill spoke;
how was he supposed to know if Fiona had told her or
not? Barbara tells him not to worry about it. Gordon suggests
to Andy that it might be best if he's not there when Fiona gets
back - in case she hasn't had any luck. Andy replies
that he won't even answer the 'phone for the rest of the day!
Gordon suggests that they look on the bright side: Fiona may have
some good news.
Terry puts his bag down in his bedsit as Irene brings Fee in.
She asks where he's going to go, but Terry tells her that he doesn't
have a clue. He then goes on that he'll pay her what he owes her,
but Irene tells him to forget about it - he'll need all the bucks
he can get. The doorbell to the boarding house suddenly rings
and a look of worry crosses Terry's face. Irene goes to get it.
Fiona is standing on the step, and Irene asks her if she can help
her. Fiona explains that she's looking for Terry Scott - he's
got a baby with him. Inside, Terry listens as Irene tells Fiona
that Terry Scott was there, but not for very long; he
left this morning - early. Looking annoyed, Fiona asks her if
she has any idea where he was going. Irene replies that she's
got an idea that he's heading up to the country. She then asks
Fiona to excuse her, as she's got a tenant arriving shortly. She
turns to go inside, and Fiona starts walking back down the path.
Fee suddenly starts crying, and Irene turns to look at Fiona.
Fiona turns back and looks at Irene. Irene quickly explains that
she's got a couple of young families staying there. She adds that
babies are babies. When Fiona hesitates, Irene asks her if she'd
like to come in and have a quick look around the place. In his
room, Terry comforts Fee. After a few seconds, Irene comes in
and tells him that Fiona bought it - she's gone.
At Margaret's apartment, David is packing his things into a box
while Patricia tells him that she's having lunch with Jill before
she goes to the hospital. David asks her if she's going there
about Robin Elliott. Patricia explains that she wants to talk
to the doctor. She then tells David that he could leave the packing
until tomorrow. David, though, explains that he's got a free day.
Patricia continues that Wayne and Amanda won't be at Toorak, so
that will make it easier for him. David says he doesn't
know why they're moving in - just the two of them rattling about
seems stupid. Patricia retorts that she told
him: there are happy memories there for her. David points out
that they can't be all good - Dee Morrell used to live
there. Patricia tells him that it'll take more than her
to put her off. David comments that the other thing that amazes
him is that she wants to have anything to do with Wayne.
Patricia tells him that she wants to get on a good footing with
all her family...
Terry tucks Fee up in her bassinet and tells Irene that he doesn't
know how to thank her. Irene replies that one good turn deserves
another. Terry says he's sorry he won't be there to pay back the
favour. Irene, though, points out that it's common sense
to stay there - it's the safest place now that his lady friend
thinks he's left. Terry thinks momentarily and then agrees that
she's got a point. Irene asks him who the lady was. Terry
tells her that it was a friend of Fee's mum's. He goes on that
there was a time when he thought he could trust her, but now...
Irene remarks that most people turn against you at some
time in your life. She then adds that Terry's got her word that
she won't. Terry tells her that she's a trouper! Irene
asks him if he's staying, then, and Terry, says, "Alright!"
He thanks her. Irene tells him that she'll do all she can to help.
She leaves his room but pauses in the corridor and smiles to herself.
At Dural, Fiona angrily asks why Andy didn't think.
Barbara explains that, from something Jill said, he presumed she
knew. Fiona snaps that it could mean that Jill has got
her hopes up, and here she is at a dead end - heaven knows effect
that will have on her. Gordon assures her that Jill knows
she's doing her best - and Andy did say that there was only a
chance. Barbara points out to Fiona that she can't perform
miracles. Fiona snaps that to have missed him by a few
hours...; it would have been better if Jill didn't know anything
about it - she's at the end of her tether; she could do something
Jeff is sitting with Jill in the lounge room at Toorak, and he
tells her that he made it all up - Fee didn't kick the blanket
on the radiator; he dropped it there; he didn't want
to tell them because he was scared of what they'd say. Jill points
out that he still took Sean's reward money. Jeff explains that
he needed it for a friend - but he can pay them back now; he's
sorry. Jill tells him to keep the money; she doesn't really care.
Jeff insists that he feels bad, and so Jill tells him to give
her the money and she'll send it on. He hands it over. He then
comments that she seems to be taking everything OK. Jill asks
him what he means. He tells her that if him or Katie had been
taken, their mum and dad would be moving heaven and earth to try
and get them back. Jill explains that there's a private detective
looking for Terry. Jeff looks surprised and comments that that's
one bloke. He adds that she should be using more people than that.
Jill retorts that it's not that simple. Jeff pipes down and says
it's none of his business. Jill sees him to the door and he goes.
Fiona is sitting at the bar in the lounge room at Dural, staring
at the telephone. Barbara comes in and tells her that she can't
put it off any longer. Fiona reluctantly picks up the
A few moments later, Jill angrily snaps that she doesn't believe
it - Fiona missed them by a few hours? Fiona insists
that she's sorry. She then adds that it doesn't mean-- Jill interrupts
her, though, and cries that Terry has got her baby. Someone
suddenly knocks on the door at Toorak and Jill asks Fiona to hang
on a tick. She goes to answer it and finds Patricia standing there.
She invites her in and tells her to sit down, adding that she's
just on the 'phone. Patricia walks into the lounge room but stands
by the door, listening as Jill resumes talking to Fiona on the
'phone in the hallway. She tells Fiona that she thinks it's ridiculous
to have only a detective agency looking; she thinks it's time
to call in the police. The call continues, and Patricia listens
as she hears Jill say that she knows that...; she supposes Fiona's
right - it's just--; if that's what Fiona wants... Patricia looks
thoughtful. Jill tells Fiona that she'll be OK and she hangs up.
She then joins Patricia. Patricia tells her that she thinks she
got the gist of all of that. She goes on that she knows it's none
of her business, but she really thinks Jill should call in the
David is taping up a box at Margaret's apartment when there's
a knock at the door. He goes and opens it to find the person hidden,
with just their arm sticking out, holding a huge bunch of flowers.
A male voice says, "I suppose you think I'd forgotten you!"
David smiles and says to the voice that he thinks they've got
the wrong person! Matt Kennedy steps into view and sheepishly
At Toorak, Jill hangs up the 'phone and tells Patricia that the
police will be there in half an hour. Patricia assures her that
she's doing the right thing, adding that the police are best-equipped
to handle this sort of thing. Jill says she feels rotten.
Patricia tells her that she knows it was a difficult decision
to make, but it was the right one. Jill asks how she's
going to tell Fiona - she loves Terry, and she's
put him into the police. Patricia reminds her that she told Fiona
in the first place that they ought to be called. She adds that
it was Jill's decision to make - Fee's her baby. Jill,
looking upset, says she wishes Fee was with her now.
Patricia replies that of course she does - and that's what she
must be concerned with; not Fiona and this obssesion that she
has with her son.
David and Matt are sitting in Margaret's apartment, and Matt
comments, "That's terrible - poor Margaret." David explains
that she knew something would happen, as it turned out
- she put it in a letter to him. Matt replies that he wasn't in
contact with anyone while he was in Europe, so he had no idea.
He continues that he thanks God that David was there with Patricia.
He asks how she handled it. David replies that she wasn't
too bad. Matt says he thought it would have nearly finished
her. David tells him that she still has to try very hard. Matt
asks David how he is. David replies that, in her letter,
Margaret asked him to look after Patricia, and he's not going
to let her down. Matt asks him how he feels about that,
adding that it's quite a responsibility. David agrees that it
is, but it's what Margaret wanted. Matt, looking coy, tells him
that he might have something that will solve all
Two policemen are sitting in the lounge room at Toorak with Jill
and Patricia, and one of them says, "That's 'Hansen', is
it?" Jill replies that that's right: "With an 'E-N'."
The policemen asks where the baby's father is. Jill, looking worried,
says, "Umm..." Patricia quickly chips in that Mr. O'Donnel
died recently. The policeman says he's sorry - he had
to ask. He then asks Jill if Mr. Hansen has made any contact with
her. Jill replies that he hasn't. The policeman asks if there
haven't been any demands for money, or anything like that. Jill
retorts that it's nothing to do with money; it's personal.
She goes on that all she wants them to do is find her baby. The
policeman tells her that they'll contact the Sydney police straight
away and they'll get in touch with the detective agency that Mrs.
Thompson employed. He adds that he doesn't think they'll have
too much trouble tracking Terry and Fee down. Jill tells him that
she doesn't want a big fuss - she just wants her baby back. The
policeman announces that that's everything they need, and he and
his colleague get up and leave. Jill turns to Patricia and asks
if she's done the right thing. Patricia tells her that of course
she has - for everybody concerned...
In his bedsit, Terry puts Fee into her bassinet, having fed her
and changed her nappy. He tells her to have a long nap, and adds
that she doesn't know how lucky she is! Irene comes into
the room, carrying a pack of tinnies, and offers him a drink,
suggesting that he needs it after this morning's carry-on. Terry
tells her that she's not wrong! Irene then asks him if he'd like
to come over to her place, adding that it would mean
they wouldn't have to disturb the baby. Looking wary, Terry quickly
says that, now that he thinks about it, he has to get down to
the shops. Irene comments that she thought they agreed that one
good turn deserves another. Terry, looking awkward, tells her
that he doesn't know how to put this, but---; he likes her a lot,
and she's a great sport, but he's got a lot on his mind at the
moment. Irene smiles and tells him to forget it. She then adds
that there's nothing wrong with having a friendly drink. Fee suddenly
starts crying, and Terry lifts her out of her bassinet. Irene
leaves him to it, telling him that she'll see him in a couple
of minutes. When she's gone, Terry says to Fee, "You're a
problem, you women, eh?!"
Patricia arrives back at Margaret's apartment. As she walks in,
she notices the big bunch of flowers on the table. Matt then suddenly
appears in front of her and says, "Hello, stranger!"
Looking surprised, Patricia asks him what he's doing
there. Matt explains, "I've come to ask you to marry me!"
A few moments later, Matt apologises, adding that he took her
by surprise. Patricia comments that that's the understatement
of the year! Matt tells her that he knows it'll be a while before
she's free to marry him, but he's going back to London and he
wants her to come with him. He goes on that he's been
offered a partnership over there and he's going to accept it;
he just came back from setting everything up - that's why he didn't
know about Margaret. He adds that he must say that he's very pleased
at the way she's handling everything - he knows what
it must have been like - but the simple fact is that, while he
was away, he couldn't stop thinking about her - so he decided
that he wasn't going to leave Australia without at least trying
to get her to marry him. He tells Patricia that it hasn't come
easy for him. He then asks her if she knows why he wasn't around
during her treatment. Patricia replies that she does. Matt explains
that it isn't on to be emotionally involved with a patient - and
whichever way he looked at it, he was. He goes on that
he's sick of holding in the way he feels; he loves her and he
needs her. Patricia remarks that he certainly knows how
to throw a girl! She then adds that she doesn't know
what to say. Matt tells her that he's not going to push it - he
doesn't want her to make a decision unless she's pretty sure of
it; he'll be around for a couple more days - although he wouldn't
object if she could just give him a hint as to whether there's
a chance. Patricia tells him that he's right: she does
need some time. Matt points out that at least it's not a straight
'no'. He suggests that she give it a couple of days to sink in,
and it won't seem so sudden then.
The 'phone rings at Dural and Gordon gets up from where he's
sitting in the lounge room and answers the handset on the bar.
Fiona is also in the room. As he picks up the 'phone, Gordon hears
STD pips sound and Jill then comes on and asks to speak to Fiona.
Gordon turns to Fiona and tells her that it's Jill - and that
she sounds very upset. Looking worried, Fiona asks what could
have happened now. She takes the 'phone and says 'hello'
to Jill. Jill immediately announces that she's made a decision:
she's called the police. Fiona, looking shocked, says, "You
what?" Jill cries that she was only trying to help
- the police can do a lot better than one detective agency. Fiona
says she thought Jill had changed her mind. Jill cries
that she's been so confused - all she wants is her baby.
Fiona, becoming angry, asks her if she realises what will happen
to Terry. Jill insists that nothing will happen to Terry;
as soon as she gets Fee back, she'll drop the charges - there'll
be no harm done. Fiona snaps, "You stupid girl." She
then continues that, now that Jill has started it, there's
nothing she can do to stop it; if the police find Terry,
he'll go to jail. Jill repeats that she said she'll drop the charges.
Fiona, though, snaps at her that she can't drop the charges;
that's the law: Terry will go to jail. She slams
the 'phone down, leaving Jill looking shocked and upset.
In the bedsit, Terry has finished changing Fee and he tells her
that that's better! There's suddenly a knock on the door to his
room, and he calls to Irene to come in. The door doesn't open,
though, and so he goes and answers it - and finds two policemen
standing there. One of them asks Terry if he's Terry Hansen. Terry
asks, "What if I am?" The policeman tells him
that he'd like him to accompany them down to the station.
A short time later, Terry leaves the boarding house, carrying
Fee and followed by the two policemen. He walks down the path
slowly, looking upset; one of the policemen is holding his bag.
Irene is standing at the end of the path, by the road, and she
asks if she can have a word with Terry. The policeman who replies
agrees but tells her to make it quick. Irene tells Terry that
she's sorry, but she couldn't lie to the police. Terry assures
her that he wouldn't expect her to. Irene goes on that
she just wanted him to know that it wasn't because he and she--
Terry interrupts her and tells her that he wouldn't have thought
that. He thanks her and adds that she's been terrific. Irene turns
to one of the policemen and asks if Terry will be in much trouble,
adding that he was only trying to do the right thing by his little
girl. The policeman replies that Terry kidnapped her
- that's a serious charge. A policewoman gets out of the police
car parked in the road and tells Terry that she'll take Fee. Terry
doesn't move, and so one of the policemen prompts him to hand
her over. Terry does so reluctantly and the policewoman takes
her. Terry looks devastated.
It's nighttime, and at Margaret's apartment, Matt and Patricia
are sitting in silence at the dinner table. Patricia is staring
into space, and Matt comments that he thinks he's bored her into
a catatonic state! She comes back to reality and explains that
she was thinking about him. Matt smiles and tells her
that flattery will get her everywhere! Patricia explains that
she feels more relaxed than she has done in days - he's very good
for her. Matt replies that that's the general idea - and as Mrs.
Kennedy, she could have it on an ongoing basis! He quickly adds
that he's not pushing it, and Patricia says she knows. Changing
the subject, she then asks Matt if he holds with all that dream
interpretation stuff. Matt replies that Mr. Freud is out of favour
at the moment! He then more seriously continues that it depends
what she's doing: flying... falling down a lift well... standing
in front of a church in a wedding dress, wondering whether to
go in... Patricia tells him that it's nothing like that: she was
back in the home and Margaret was there - she was the nurse. She
says to Matt that you know how you can stand outside yourself
in a dream - like you're watching a film and you're a character
in it; they were getting her ready for shock treatment; she didn't
feel upset, but she could see how upset she was getting;
she kept begging Margaret not to let them do it to her - not after
everything she'd done for her; but it was as if Margaret
didn't know her - she looked... she looked like she did
before the bushfire. She tells Matt to remember how much Margaret
hated her, and then continues that she kept telling her sister
that she could make it all up to her; they could start again -
just don't let them hurt her. She tells Matt that they did, though
- Margaret was the one who flicked the swtich - and when she woke
up, she cried, because no matter what she does, she can never
make it all up to her. She asks Matt why she dreamed that. Matt
smiles and replies that, if she was paying him $50 an hour, he
could trot out some sort of gobbledegook - but it's because she's
lonely; scared. He adds that one word will fix that: 'Yes.' Patricia
tells him that she knows she'd be happy if she came out with him,
but... she loves Margaret so much... it's the choice.
Looking surprised, Matt asks what choice she means. Patricia replies,
"Between marrying you and..." Her voice trails away.
Matt asks her again what she means, adding that she can at least
let him know what his competition is. Patricia just looks at him.