It's nighttime, and the front door of the Morrell apartment opens.
Amanda walks in, followed by several other people, all making
lots of noise. She tells them to make themselves at home. Andy
comes in behind everyone else, looking annoyed. One of the guests
turns the stereo on at full volume, and Andy immediately snaps
at the guy that he'll wreck the speakers. The guy turns the volume
down. A female guest asks Andy where all the stereo stuff from
the party is. Andy tells her that that's strictly business. He
walks over to where Amanda is standing by the bar, drink in hand,
and angrily asks her why she had to drag everybody back there.
Amanda explains that she's in a party mood! Andy tells her that
she can't drag half the crowd back every time they work somewhere.
Amanda tells him that, tonight, she needs to let her hair down.
Andy warns her to just not overdo it. She walks over to a guy
standing by the couch and he puts his arm round her. They sit
down. Andy looks worried.
Beryl is sitting at the living room table at the Palmer house
when Jill comes in. She comments that Beryl is burning the midnight
oil. Beryl explains that she can't sleep. She asks how the pictures
were, and Jill replies that they were pretty good - although she
must remember not to go to a double-feature again, as she's exhausted!
Beryl asks how Luke was, and Jill tells her that he fell asleep
in the second feature - although he'll swear he didn't, as he
doesn't want to feel guilty about not paying for the tickets.
Beryl remarks that it's just as well that he doesn't know that
someone else was calling for her tonight. Jill asks who
it was. Beryl replies that he said his name was Greg; he promised
that he'd call back. Looking slightly annoyed, Jill comments that
that's all she needs: another possessive male. Changing
the subject, she asks Beryl if she's turning in now. Beryl says,
"Not yet." Jill asks if something's wrong; is there
something Beryl wants to talk about? Beryl explains that it's
Lynn: she's gone tearing off to Sydney.
The 'phone rings at the Morrell apartment. One of the guests
answers it, saying, "Fire Brigade!" Beryl comes on and,
sounding surprised at the noise in the background, asks if Andy
is there. The guy says, "Who?" Beryl replies, "Andy
Green - is he there?" The guy at the party asks the girl
he's standing with if she knows anyone called Andy. The girl says
she doesn't, and so the guy tells Beryl that he's sorry, but Andy
is out fighting a fire! He hangs up. Andy immediately comes over
and asks who that was who was calling. The guy replies that it
was some sheila wanting her cat rescued! No one notices that he
hasn't put the 'phone back on the hook. In Melbourne, Beryl dials
again, but then tells Jill that it's engaged now. Jill asks her
if she's sure she got the right number. Beryl insists that she
did, adding suspiciously that she'd love to know what's going
on up there.
At the party, Andy watches in horror as one of the male guests,
who's dancing with Amanda, puts his arm around her and starts
coming on more strongly. He walks over to the guy, pulls him away
from Amanda and tells him to get out. He goes and opens the door,
so that it's ajar, but doesn't notice that Lynn is standing out
in the hallway. The guy tells Andy that he's a jerk, and angrily
asks who asked him to butt in. Andy snaps back that he's
got every right to look after Amanda. The guy asks Andy who he
is: her big brother, or something? Andy impatiently asks if he
has to spell it out: they're shacked up together. The guy, looking
surprised, says, "You and Amanda?" Out in the hallway,
Lynn listens in horror as Andy tells him that he's spot on - and
he doesn't take to kindly to people trying to muscle in on his
lady. The guy snaps that Amanda didn't say anything. Andy walks
back over to where Amanda is standing, and she asks what happened.
Andy replies that he just stopped her making a fool of herself.
Amanda asks him what he means. Andy tells her that he said a few
things to the guy to make him keep his distance. He then adds,
"And to make it look good..." He starts kissing Amanda
passionately, as Lynn watches from the doorway. Tears start streaming
down her face. Amanda pulls away and asks Andy what he's doing.
Andy tells her that she'll thank him in the long run. By the door,
Lynn runs off, sobbing heavily.
The next morning, Amanda, holding her head, goes to the bar and
pours herself a soda water. Andy joins her and tells her that
the shower's free - and there's Vitamin B in the kitchen if she
wants it. Amanda snaps at him, "Don't speak to me."
Andy asks her if she's still angry. Amanda asks why shouldn't
she be. Andy insists that it was for her own good. He goes on
that if she wants to live up to the bad reputation that Wayne
has given her, go ahead, but she'd be worse off if he hadn't stopped
her making a fool of herself. He suddenly notices that the 'phone
is off the hook, and he puts the handset back on the base. It
immediately starts ringing, and he answers it. STD pips sound
and Beryl then comes on. She tells him that she was about to give
up! Andy asks what's up. Beryl replies that she realises that
he may not be able to talk with Lynn there-- Andy interrupts and
asks why Lynn would be there. Sounding surprised, Beryl
asks if she hasn't been in touch. Andy replies that he thought
she was in Melbourne. Beryl explains that she's in a
very bad way: she's hardly eaten anything for ages and she's very
weak. Andy asks why she'd come there. Beryl tells him
that she seemed to think her future was with him. She
goes on that she's not telling him to ignore her, but
she is pleading that he doesn't do anything rash - Lynn is married,
and if she's going to make any decisions, she thinks she should
do it carefully, after a lot of thought. Andy assures Beryl that
he won't put any pressure on Lynn. He explains that he can't forget
how Lynn helped him when he was pretty screwed up; it
wouldn't be right if he didn't help her out now.
Lynn is sitting in the driver's seat in a car in an almost-deserted
car park. She opens a pack of sandwiches, looks at them and then
throws the packet down on the passenger seat. She starts the car
engine, stares into space for a few seconds, and then puts the
car into gear and drives off.
There's a frantic knocking on the front door at Dural, and Wayne
runs downstairs to answer it. He opens the door and looks surprised
to find Lynn standing on the step. She asks if David's there;
she'd like to talk to him. Wayne replies that he's sorry, but
he went out half an hour ago with Fiona, to look at Irene Fisher's
boarding house. Lynn asks if Barbara is there. Wayne
tells her that she's sleeping. He adds that he'd wake her up but
Gordon had a bad night and she was at the hospital until the early
hours. Lynn asks if she can come in and wait. Wayne tells her
to suit herself. He asks her if she's alright. Lynn replies that
she just had a pretty late night herself. They head into
the lounge room; Lynn has to steady herself by grabbing the edge
of the bar. Wayne tells her to help herself to some of the nibbles
lying on the bar. He then opens the decanter of scotch and pours
some into a glass. He goes to top it up with water, but Lynn grabs
the glass and comments that maybe it'll wake her up, as she spent
the night in the car. Wayne, looking surprised, says he thought
famous models stayed at the best hotels! Lynn cries that she's
so unhappy - she felt like driving off and never coming back;
and after racing up there thinking Andy was the only one who understood,
there he was, laughing and fawning all over 'her'. A look of annoyance
crosses Wayne's face. Lynn goes on that she should have known
'she' wouldn't waste any time getting her hands onto him. Wayne
says he guesses she's talking about Amanda. Lynn, realising the
implications of what she's said, tells him that she's sorry. Wayne,
though, replies through gritted teeth that he knows about those
two: Andy did all he could to get Amanda away from him, so he's
not surprised - he must have a thing about married ladies, as
he's been after Amanda ever since Lynn left Woombai. Lynn, looking
shocked, cries that she honestly believed Andy loved
her; when they split up and she went back to Melbourne, she thought
he was as miserable as she was; she was all set to...
to give up her marriage; everything - and she came back to find
him all comfy cosy with Amanda. She sobs that it would
make you laugh, wouldn't it...
Andy and Amanda are clearing up the mess from the party. Andy
says to Amanda that when Lynn gets there, he's going to take her
straight to the Hamiltons'. Amanda asks what that will
achieve. Andy replies that Lynn will make them realise that they
weren't up to anything at Woombai; Barbara can cross-examine them
as much as she likes, but they're going to come up with the same
answers; he's going to sort out this whole mess. Amanda tells
him that there's no need to convince her. She then comments
that she wonders why Lynn is taking so long to get there.
Andy remarks that Beryl said she was acting a bit funny. Amanda
asks whether she could have gone straight to the Hamiltons'. Andy
agrees that she might have done that - David's there. Amanda suggests
that he ring them and warn them that Lynn might be on her way.
Looking wary, Andy comments that he doesn't fancy catching Wayne
on the 'phone. Amanda tells him to let her ring - she
can handle him.
Lynn is sitting at the bar at Dural, drinking her scotch and
soda. Wayne asks her if she's starting to feel better, and she
tells him, "A little." The 'phone suddenly starts ringing,
and Wayne answers the handset on the bar. Amanda comes on and
tells him that she hoped to get him. She asks if there's
any word on Gordon. Wayne replies that he's stable. Amanda asks
him to let Aunty Barb know that she's thinking of him. Wayne impatiently
says he will, and he asks if there's anything else. Amanda explains
that she wants to warn him about Lynn Palmer. Wayne looks at Lynn
and then tells Amanda, "Just a sec." He tells Lynn that
he won't be long - it's family business - and he heads out into
the hallway, closing the lounge room doors behind him. Lynn pours
herself another drink as he leaves. He goes and sits on the stairs.
Amanda asks him if Lynn is there now. Wayne replies that
she arrived a while ago. He asks what's going on. At
the Morrell apartment, Amanda tells Andy that Lynn has turned
up, and Andy asks Amanda to tell Wayne to tell Lynn to stay put.
Amanda returns to the 'phone and tells Wayne that Andy is on his
way. Wayne angrily snaps, "Really? What am I supposed to
do: bake a cake?" Amanda snaps back that he doesn't have
to do anything - Andy and Lynn will do it all. Wayne
snaps, "Like what?" Amanda replies that they'll
make Aunty Barb wake up to him; once they've set her
straight, he'll be up the creek for good. She hangs up.
In the lounge room at Dural, Lynn takes the stopper out of the
decanter of scotch and pours herself another glass. Wayne comes
back in and, seeing what she's doing, warns her to slow down.
Lynn slurs that she's alright. Wayne, though, comments that he's
never seen anyone write themself off so quickly. Lynn tells him
that it's probably because she's drinking on an empty stomach.
Wayne suggests that she go and sit down on the couch. He adds
that she's going to have to sober up. Lynn asks why. Wayne explains
that Andy is on his way over. Lynn retorts that she doesn't
want to see him. Wayne goes on that Andy thinks he can talk her
into clearing his name with Barbara. Lynn asks him what he means.
Wayne explains that Andy reckons she'll lie for him and say nothing
happened between them while they were staying at Woombai. Lynn
replies that nothing did. Wayne sighs. Lynn continues
that, for a while she wished it had; not anymore, though
- not when he can turn around and find someone else just like
'that'. Wayne comments 'sympathetically' that it's rough. He then
asks Lynn if she knows who he feels sorry for. Lynn looks
at him, and he goes on, "Amanda." He explains that if
Andy can forget Lynn so quickly, how long before Amanda
ends up on the scrapheap too? Lynn snaps that it's not
her problem. Wayne, though, tells her that he knows she's upset,
but does she honestly want Amanda to go through the same as her?
Lynn admits, "No... it's just sour grapes." Wayne tells
her that one person can sort Amanda out: Barbara - but she won't
put her foot down with Amanda until someone makes her realise
just how shifty Andy really is. He tells Lynn that he
can easily get Barbara; the rest is up to her.
Beryl and Jill are cleaning the silver in the living room at
the Palmer house. Beryl says she wonders if she should let Victor
and Muriel know about Lynn. Jill points out that they'd only worry.
Beryl continues that she wishes Andy would call. There's
suddenly a knock at the front door. Beryl looks out through the
curtain to see who it is, and then says she wonders what that's
all about. She goes and opens the door. There's a woman standing
there, holding several arrangements of flowers. Beryl tells her
to bring them inside before her arms drop off! The woman takes
them into the living room and puts them down on the table. Jill
comments, "Look at them!" The woman says they're for
Jill O'Donnel, and she goes. Jill picks up the accompanying card,
reads it and laughs. Beryl tells her not to keep her in suspense.
Jill explains that they're from Greg Lawrence. She adds, "I
don't believe it!"
Barbara and Wayne come downstairs at Dural, Wayne telling Barbara
as they do so that he wouldn't have disturbed her if Lynn hadn't
been such a mess. Barbara tells him not to worry about it. There's
suddenly a knock at the door, and Wayne goes to get it while Barbara
heads into the lounge room. She tells Lynn, who's lying down on
the couch, that she looks shocking. Lynn admits that she doesn't
feel the best. Barbara gently asks her what she's been up to.
Loud voices suddenly emanate from the hallway: Wayne tells Andy
that he's not welcome there. Andy snaps that he's not going until
he sees Lynn. Wayne retorts that Lynn doesn't want to see him.
They head into the lounge room, and Barbara snaps at them both
to pipe down. She then tells Andy to go, and come back another
time. Andy, though, angrily says he's not going until he's sorted
out one thing. He goes on that Wayne has been feeding her a whole
pack of lies, and Lynn is the only one who can set the record
straight. He turns to Lynn and tells her to tell Mrs. Hamilton
about the night he stayed in her room at Woombai; all she has
to do is tell her that nothing happened between them. Lynn looks
at him and then says, "How can I - when we both
know it did?" Standing behind Andy, Wayne smiles
to himself. Andy, looking astonished, asks Lynn why she's lying.
Wayne, though, chips in that he could ask why she's finally telling
the truth. He then goes on that it might have something
to do with hearing him brag last night that he's shacked up with
Amanda. Andy, caught off-guard, says, "What?"
Barbara angrily asks if that's true. Andy insists that
he can explain, but Barbara snaps at him that she thinks they've
had enough. Andy angrily tells her that it's not fair - everything
is being twisted around to make him look bad; all he
wants is a chance to give his own side of the story. Barbara snaps,
"Not in my house." She goes on that he's upset
Lynn enough; he can go and tell Amanda that she's disgusted with
her, as well. When Andy doesn't move, Wayne snaps at
him that he heard: get out. Andy angrily retorts that he will
go - for Lynn's sake. He leaves. Barbara sits down next
to Lynn, who is sobbing heavily. She cries that she's got to go--
Barbara interrupts her and tells her that she's going nowhere
in that condition; she'll get her a coffee and they can go out
and sit by the pool and talk about what she's going to do.
A while later, a cup of coffee is resting on a table by the pool.
Lynn is sitting in a chair at the table, and Wayne is standing
next to her. He tells her, "Good on you - you let him have
it with both barrels." He then goes on that all she has to
do now is stick to the story and their 'friend' won't be able
to give them any more trouble. He walks off, leaving Lynn looking
worried and upset. She stares into space, and starts thinking
about when she told Maggie Collins that there's a guy she's crazy
about and how Mrs. Collins remarked that she never thought Lynn
would stray; Lynn had told her that she hadn't yet. She
thinks about when she told Beryl that she finally had to tell
Mrs. Collins about why she was so keen to work. She thinks about
telling Jill that she'd slim down if it kills her, and
Jill asking if she'd go that far. She then thinks about
Beryl telling her angrily that her temper is getting worse, and
that she shouldn't take it out on Davey. She thinks about Beryl
asking her where she's going, and her reply that she was off to
see Andy, as she's sick of fighting how she feels. Then she thinks
about the party, and hearing Andy telling that guy that he and
Amanda are living together, and the guy asking if they're shacked
up, and Andy telling him that he's spot on... She suddenly stands
up, looking devastated, tears rolling down her cheeks. She half-walks,
half-runs - looking unsteady on her feet - round to the front
of the house. She climbs into her car, starts the engine and drives
Beryl opens the front door at the Palmer house to find a gentleman
standing on the step. She asks him if she can help him, and he
introduces himself as Greg Lawrence; he wondered if Jill was home.
Beryl calls for her and she comes out of her bedroom. Beryl says
to her, "Guess who's here?!" Jill looks surprised, and
she tells Greg that she didn't expect to see him so soon after
he sent the flowers. Greg says he hopes she liked them. Jill replies
that they were lovely; there were so many of them, though, that
they were thinking of giving some to the lady next door - she
hopes he doesn't mind. Greg assures her that he doesn't if she'll
come out with him! Jill smiles. She then tells him that it's very
nice of him to ask, but she's seeing someone else. Greg asks her
if she's engaged. Jill replies that she isn't. Greg goes
on that, in that case, he's not too jealous to share her. Jill
tells him that, if he wants the truth, she's been a bit
of a mess lately. Greg replies that, if she's down in the dumps,
that's all the more reason to take her out! He assures her that
they'll have a great time - he promises! Jill smiles and remarks
that he doesn't give up easily! Greg asks if they have a deal.
He adds that he'll take her out on one date and if she's not completely
happy, there's a full money-back guarantee! Jill laughs and gives
in. Greg asks how lunch sounds. Jill asks when. Greg suggests
tomorrow - he'll pick her up at 12ish. Jill says, "OK!"
Greg turns to go and she closes the door. She then heads back
into the living room, where Beryl is standing, smiling. Jill asks
her if she heard what he said. Beryl replies that she didn't mean
to eavesdrop, but yes! Jill asks why she shouldn't
go out with him - it might be fun!
Greg is driving along, talking on his car 'phone to Roger Carlyle.
He tells him that it's second time lucky: they're having lunch
tomorrow. He adds that he told Roger that it wouldn't
take long for the old Lawrence charm to win through...
At the Morrell apartment, Andy tells Amanda that he thought he
was doing the right thing last night; how the hell was he supposed
to know that Lynn overheard and got the wrong idea? Amanda says
she can guess how Lynn feels. She then goes on, though, that,
no matter how upset Lynn was, she can't imagine her lying
to Aunty Barbara; Wayne must have put her up to it -
he could get at Andy and have an extra go at her at the
same time. She continues that it might backfire on him, though:
once Lynn has calmed down, she'll feel terrible about lying and
she'll tell the truth to Aunty Barb. Andy says they'd better keep
their fingers crossed that Lynn gets back on her feet quick smart,
as Wayne is going to seize every opportunity to stick the knife
into them. Amanda snaps that he can do what he likes - it's only
going to make him look worse when Lynn tells them the truth -
and then they can really pull it out from under him.
Wayne is sitting in the lounge room at Dural. Barbara comes in
and grimly comments that at least she's finally had some good
news today: providing they make sure that Gordon takes it very
easy, he can come home. Wayne smiles and says that's great. Barbara
says she wonders if he realises what a madhouse he's coming back
to. Wayne tells her that he knows a lot of it is his
fault; he'll try and watch himself when Gordon gets back. Barbara
sympathetically replies that she knows how galling it must have
been for him when she didn't believe him about Andy; she supposes
she just didn't want to believe the worst about him - or
Amanda. Wayne tells her to forget it. Barbara, though, replies
that she won't: since Gordon's attack, he's always been
there for her. Wayne asks if he should check on Lynn. Barbara
tells him not to - she'll see how she's getting on. Wayne
smiles in delight...
Lynn has pulled into the side of a road near to the edge of some
cliffs. She's leaning against her car. Seagulls are flying overhead,
but she's ignoring them and is staring into space, looking scared
and upset. She suddenly starts walking down the track that leads
to the cliff-edge. She grabs onto the fence every now and again
as she walks along, and picks at the leaves on the bushes and
trees. There's a thoughtful look on her face as she heads along
the track. After a couple of minutes, she comes to the edge of
the cliff. She stands on some rocks and looks down at the rocks
and the water tens of feet below. She then crosses her arms and
stares at the sea, contemplating her future...