In the lounge room at Dural, Gordon tells Amanda that it's almost
like old times, having her round the house again. He adds that
he hopes it's not too long before it becomes permanent.
Amanda, looking slightly sheepish, says, "You never know..."
Wayne chips in quickly and suggests to his father that they go
out for a drive tomorrow, as it would do him good to get out.
Gordon asks Amanda what she says. Amanda, though, replies
that she's afraid she won't be able to come - she's got something
else on. The 'phone suddenly starts ringing, and Wayne answers
the handset on the bar. Meanwhile, Barbara tries to talk Gordon
into going for the drive. On the 'phone, Lynn tells Wayne that
she'd like to talk to Barbara. Wayne comments to her that she
sounds as if she's a bit better that when he last saw
her. Lynn curtly replies that she is. She then goes on
and asks him if he can get Barbara now, as there are a few things
she thinks she should know. Wayne looks worried...
Terry is watching television in the lounge room at the Palmers'.
The Seven National News is on, and the newsreader is reporting
that police this morning recovered the body of Mr. Paul Sheppard
from Portsummer Bay. He goes on that Mr. Sheppard was the grandson
of the late James Sheppard, well-known Australian industrialist
and founder of the Ramberg engineering company. He adds that eyewitness
accounts say a man was seen swimming fully-clothed in the bay;
police are treating the death as suicide. He moves on to another
story and Terry gets up and switches the set off. He then walks
over to the 'phone, picks it up and starts dialling, all the time
looking worried. The 'phone at the other end is engaged, though,
so he hangs up.
At Dural, Wayne suggests to his father that they'd better make
sure they've got plenty of old newspapers in the car tomorrow,
because Barbara won't let them pass all those nurseries without
buying something! Gordon laughs. On the 'phone, Barbara asks Lynn
to speak up, as she can't hear her. Wayne looks over at her, sharply.
Gordon then comments that it's a pity Amanda can't come. Barbara
tells Lynn that she's going to take the call outside, as there's
a lot of talking in there at the moment. She asks Amanda to hang
up for her in there, and she then heads out into the hallway.
Amanda goes and hangs up the lounge room 'phone. Meanwhile, Gordon
tells Wayne that Barbara has put an advert in the newspaper for
a new gardener. Wayne asks if she's had any replies. Gordon tells
him that she hasn't yet. He adds that there are supposed to be
lots of people out of work, but nobody wants to weed a garden.
Looking nervous, Wayne says he'll be back in a minute - he just
wants to grab something from upstairs. Amanda heads off to the
kitchen to get more coffee. Wayne walks out into the hallway.
Barbara is just telling Lynn that she promises to see Andy before
he leaves. She adds, "Bye bye." Wayne goes to head upstairs,
but Barbara quickly snaps, "Just a minute." Wayne stops
in his tracks and turns to look at her. She angrily goes on that
she thinks he knows what that was all about. She adds that that's
typical of him: that poor girl was at rock bottom and
he forced her to lie to suit his own aims. Wayne retorts that
Lynn changed her story because Andy got to her. Barbara,
though, snaps that the only person that got to Lynn was him.
Wayne growls at her to think what she likes. Barbara angrily tells
him not to leave the house, as she hasn't finished with him yet.
The 'phone starts ringing again, but is answered in the lounge
room. Barbara goes on that, while his father was in hospital,
recovering from a heart attack, all Wayne could think of doing
was being vindictive and causing as much trouble as possible.
She continues that Wayne says he cares about Gordon,
but that's a joke - the only person he cares about is
himself. Wayne tells her to keep her voice down. Barbara,
slightly more quietly, snaps that she thought he'd changed
- and no one would have been happier than she if he had
- him being there and helping her cope with Gordon... but he didn't
give a damn. Wayne retorts that that isn't true. Barbara
asks him why he set her against Andy and Amanda, then - two people
she really cares very much about. Wayne looks down at the ground,
guiltily. In the lounge room, Gordon tells Terry on the 'phone
that he's sorry but Fiona is out. Terry replies that he thought
as much when he didn't get an answer from the flat. Gordon asks
if there's any message. Terry hesitantly says there is...: tell
her that Paul Sheppard is dead - he commited suicide; they fished
his body out of the Bay this morning. Looking shocked, Gordon
cries, "Oh no..." Terry goes on that there are no more
details yet, but can Gordon get Fiona to give him a call when
she comes in? Gordon replies that he will, and he thanks Terry
for letting him know. Terry says 'bye' and hangs up. Gordon puts
the phone down, slowly. Wayne and Barbara come back into the room,
and Gordon, looking unsteady, asks where his pills are. Barbara
points out that they're just across the room. Gordon begins to
stagger back over to the couch, and Barbara, beginning to look
scared, holds him and asks if he's having another attack. Gordon
tells her that he just needs his pills. Wayne suggests that they
should call the doctor. Barbara asks Amanda to do it. She manages
to sit Gordon down. He tells her that he'll be alright when the
pills take effect - he's just had some bad news. Wayne comments
that he doesn't need any more of that at the moment,
does he? Barbara looks at him, sharply.
Irene, David and Davey walk up the road to the boarding house,
and Irene smiles as she tells Davey to finish his ice cream out
there! David tells her that he'll try Patricia again
from inside. Irene asks him if it's occurred to him that, if Patricia
really needed him, she would have called. David reluctantly says
he supposes so. Irene tells him to stop worrying. She adds that
he and Lynn are both tarred with the same brush: they're like
a pair of old women, the way they carry on! She points out that,
when Lynn gets back from seeing Andy, she'll probably be a bit
down in the dumps, so she'll need someone to jolly her along.
At the Morrell apartment, Lynn tells Andy to look after himself.
Andy tenderly replies, "You too." He then asks her if
he can kiss her goodbye. They look at each other and then start
kissing passionately. The kiss turns into a hug, and Lynn sighs.
She then pulls away and says she'd better go. She tells Andy that
she'll never forget him. She then turns to the door and walks
Gordon is lying on the couch in the lounge room at Dural. Doctor
Garrick is there, and he tells Gordon that his heartbeat is going
up and down like a yo-yo at the moment. He adds that he'll give
him a repeat prescription for his tablets. He then goes on that
Gordon should be alright as long as he rests - it's the
only way to get better: plenty of rest and no strain, so he's
to take it easy, OK? Gordon tells him, "OK!"
Wayne is waiting with Amanda out in the hallway, and he impatiently
asks how much longer the doctor is going to be. He adds that they
should have called an ambulance to take Gordon straight to hospital.
The lounge room doors open, and the doctor and Barbara come out.
Wayne asks how Gordon is. Doctor Garrick replies that he'll be
OK, providing he takes things nice and slowly and doesn't have
any more upsets. He adds that it would probably be a good idea
if they were to vet any 'phone calls for him in the future. Barbara
thanks him for coming and sees him out. She then turns back to
Wayne and angrily tells him that he's not to think Gordon's attack
has let him off the hook - she'll just wait until he's better
before she tells him the truth about the rotten way his son got
back at Andy. Amanda chips in that she's just glad Lynn told the
truth before Andy went away - it's going to mean a lot
to him to know that Barbara believes him. Barbara says she doesn't
know why she doubted him, now. Wayne bitterly asks if
they can forget about 'poor misunderstood Andy' for a moment:
what's going to happen when he and Barbara are around Gordon?
- how do they behave? Barbara curtly tells him that it will be
the same as before: as if everything's 'wonderful'. She adds,
though, that when Gordon's not around, she doubts she'll even
speak to him.
The 'phone rings at Toorak, and Luke answers it in the hallway.
Terry comes on and asks who he's speaking to. Luke says it's him,
and he asks Terry who he wants. Terry replies that it's him and
he wants to speak to Jill. Luke retorts that she doesn't want
to talk to him. Sounding surprised, Terry says, "What?"
Luke repeats what he said, and then adds that Jill is upstairs
packing at the moment. Terry asks why. Luke explains that he's
taking her where Terry and his mother can't get in touch with
her - at least, until after the trial. Terry snaps that this is
crazy - they can't blame him for what happened with Paul
Sheppard - it's not his fault. Luke tells him that that's not
the way Jill sees it. Terry retorts that he can explain
things to her, but Luke replies that he's sorry but Jill doesn't
want to listen. Terry angrily asks Luke who he thinks he is. Luke
retorts that he's a friend - and, from what he's heard,
a damn sight better one than Terry. Terry hangs up in
At the O'Briens' Katie curses at her computer. Mike asks her
if she's made a mistake. Katie explains that she put something
in before and now she can't get it out; the program's wrong but
she can't work out where. Mike remarks that it's not like her
to get that upset about things. Katie just snaps that she is.
Mike comments that she's been in a bad mood since last night -
is she sure it's not something to do with the bloke next door?
Katie admits that it could be. She goes on that she's
still pretty angry at the way he dumped her; she can usally tell
if a guy's interested, and she's sure he was; she made
a fool of herself. Mike asks her why she doesn't go and have it
out with him. Katie asks him if he means now.
Mike tells her that she can go and ask him why he changed his
mind. Katie, looking thoughtful, agrees that it can't do any harm,
A short while later, Katie approaches the Palmer house. She looks
through the window and sees Terry sitting in the lounge room.
She then goes and knocks on the door. Terry gets up and answers
it and says a cheery, "Hi," when he sees who's standing
there. Katie tells him that she just wanted to know if the difference
in their ages was the problem. Looking surprised, Terry says,
"What?" Katie continues that that's all she can put
it down to - why he wanted to break it off with her. Terry assures
her that that was nothing to do with it - there was a pile of
other things going on, that's all. Katie suddenly comments that
he looks awful, and she asks if something has happened. Terry
tells her that he's alright. Katie replies that she's the world's
best listener if he wants to talk. Terry gives in and tells her
to come in. He closes the door and they head into the lounge room,
where they sit down. He then tells Katie that someone's died:
it was suicide, and he feels partly responsible. He goes
on that Jill blames him, too - he's pretty sure that, when he
goes to court, she's not going to give him a fair go, so he's
for it - he doesn't stand a chance. Katie, looking sympathetic,
says, "Oh, Terry..." The 'phone suddenly starts ringing,
and Terry answers it. Fiona comes on and says it's her - Barbara
just told her the awful news about Paul; what happened? Terry
asks Katie if she can put the kettle on. He then tells Fiona that
he tried ringing earlier but she wasn't in.
Jeff and Heather arrive home from a shopping trip and Heather
tells her son to put the bag on the kitchen table. She then calls
to Mike that they're home. Jeff takes some items out of the bag
and Mike joins him and asks if they got the sandpaper. Jeff replies
that they did. Heather asks how the painting is going, and Mike
tells her that it's good - they're going to have the smartest
laundry in the street by the time he's finished! Heather puts
the kettle on. Meanwhile, Mike comments to Jeff that he thought
he'd be out training for the championships in Brisbane. Jeff replies
that he isn't tonight. He then adds that his father should have
seen the new sexy lady coach they've got! Heather, sounding bemused,
warns, "Jeff...!" She then asks where Katie is. Mike
replies that she's next door. Heather suddenly looks worried.
Mike continues that she's gone to talk to that Terry bloke about
why he dumped her. Noticing the expression on his wife's face,
he asks what's wrong. Heather replies that it's nothing. She looks
On the 'phone, Fiona tells Terry that she'll be down as soon
as she can tomorrow. Terry replies that he'll see her then. He
hangs up. Katie calls from the kitchen that she couldn't help
overhearing most of that. She goes on that, as far as she's
concerned, both he and Jill are wrong: no one made Paul
take his life - it was his decision; it's not Terry's
fault. Terry sits down at the kitchen table, and Katie continues
that she hopes Jill isn't getting mixed up with the Carlyles;
she adds that she heard him say Jill had gone off somewhere with
Luke. Terry asks what's wrong with them. Katie tells him that
Luke is a troublemaker and his old man's a creep; between them,
they've caused her family all sorts of strife; they're the last
people Jill should be with now. Terry asks her if she knows where
they live. Katie replies that she does. Terry tells her that he'll
go and see Jill and put his side of the story before
anyone else buys into it. He adds that things are bad
enough as they are, without getting any worse.
Heather is making sandwiches in the kitchen next door, when Jeff
chastises her for putting pickles in his. Katie comes in and announces
that it all make sense now - why Terry gave her the big heave-ho:
the problems he's got, it no wonder. She adds
that she feels sorry for him. Jeff comments that she's always
been a sucker for a hard-luck story. He leaves the kitchen. Alone
with Katie, Heather tells her to sit down. She adds that she doesn't
want to interfere, but she doesn't want to see Katie get hurt
- and she will if she builds her hopes up over Terry. Katie insists
that she isn't. Heather goes on that she talked to Beryl
about him, and whatever happens, he's going to have to spend some
time in jail - it could be as long as five years, so even if Katie
likes him, there's no future in it for either of them. Katie admits
that that may be true, but when she's with him, she helps him
forget what's ahead of him; she's going to keep on seeing him.
Heather, looking worried, says she still doesn't think it's a
good idea; whichever way you look at it, he committed a serious
crime - and goodness knows what else he might have done.
Katie asks her mother what she's trying to say. Heather replies
that it's just that they know little about the man, and
she'd be happier if Katie didn't see him again. She adds that
she knows how upset her daughter was when Terry rang and called
off their date last night - she doesn't want to see her go through
that when Terry goes to jail. Katie tells her mother
that she knows she worries about her, and she's grateful for that,
but she likes the guy and there's nothing Heather can do about
it. She gets up and goes, leaving Heather looking worried.
Gordon and Wayne are sitting in the lounge room at Dural. Barbara
comes in and asks Gordon if he's ready for his nap. Gordon reluctantly
says, "Yes." Barbara says she'll drive Amanda home as
soon as she's got him upstairs. Wayne, though, tells her not to
worry about Gordon - he'll help him. He then adds that
Amanda is in the kitchen, and Barbara goes to see if she's ready.
Wayne tells Gordon - who is standing up - to sit down for a minute.
They both sit. Gordon says that, for a while today, he thought
they were going to lose him. Wayne replies that there's
no chance of that - if Gordon looks after himself, he'll
live to be 100! Gordon tells him that that may be - but then again,
he could go tomorrow. He goes on that he doesn't want that to
happen until he says a few things he's been meaning to
say. He continues that he can't tell Wayne how pleased
he is he and Barbara are getting on so well together; he knows
that if anything should happen to him, Wayne will be there to
look after her. He then goes on that, secondly, it's good to see
him and Amanda making a genuine effort to get together again;
he only hopes that he'll be around to see his first grandchild.
Wayne smiles and says he reckons his father will be around to
see a whole family of them...
Irene, Davey and David are playing in the garden behind the boarding
house - David is being a horse as Davey, dressed in a cowboy outfit,
rides on his back! Irene suddenly spots Lynn watching them, and
she walks over to her, holds out a rope and asks if she's any
good at lassoing! Lynn smiles. Irene continues that she's glad
Lynn is back, as she's run out of energy; she thinks
it's about time that they started firing up the barbecue. Lynn
offers to make some herb bread, and David tells Irene that that's
Lynn's speciality - it's beautiful. Lynn says she'll go down to
the shops and get some bread sticks. She heads off. David tells
Davey that they've done it: they've cheered his mum up! He adds
that Irene can have a big kiss for that. Irene smiles and says
that would be nice. David tells Davey to give Aunty Irene a kiss!
Terry is at the Carlyle apartment in Melbourne, and he angrily
tells Luke that he wants to know where Jill is. Luke retorts that
he's not going to tell him. He adds that he's got work to do.
Terry snaps that he doesn't give a damn - just tell him where
he can find her. Luke tells him that Jill doesn't want
to see him. Terry retorts that Jill is upset and confused; she
should be with people who care about her, like Fiona
and Beryl. Luke tells him to come off it - he's only worried about
himself; he's frightened about what Jill might say at
the trial. Terry snaps that if there's anything he's
frightened about, it's the effect that crumbs like Luke
will have on her. Roger suddenly comes into the room and bluntly
says he thinks it's time Terry left. Terry snaps that he
must be the old man. He goes on that he's heard about
him - the way he likes young women; he's not surprised that he
wants to keep Jill around. Roger walks to the 'phone, dials a
number and, when it's answered, tells Security that he's calling
from 6B: there's a gentleman there that he wants removed from
the premises. He hangs up. Terry angrily tells them not to think
they're going to stop him - he'll find out where Jill is. He adds
that they haven't seen the last of him. He storms off. Roger takes
off his glasses and says to Luke that he thinks they might
have: nobody speaks to him like that and gets away with
Irene, David and Davey are sitting in the garden at the back
of the boarding house, and David asks Irene how come she just
happened to have the cowboy suit that Davey is wearing. Irene
replies that it belonged to her little boy. Looking surprised,
David remarks that he didn't know she had any kids. Irene tells
him that she did once - but she hasn't seen him since
he was a baby; when she and her husband split up, he got custody.
David says he's sorry. Irene replies that it's just good to see
the suit getting an airing.
Barbara is at the Morrell apartment in Sydney, and she hugs Andy
and tells him that she's going to miss him. Andy replies, "Same
here." Barbara goes on that she's really sorry she didn't
believe him. Andy assures her that he understands. Barbara says
she hopes he does. They hug again, and Barbara then declares
that she'd better go before she makes an even bigger
fool of herself! She tells the boy to keep in touch, and then
walks to the door, which Andy opens for her. Amanda thanks her
for the lift home. Barbara and Andy hug once more and Barbara
then goes. When they're alone, Andy tells Amanda that there's
only one thing that worries him about going. Amanda asks what
that is. Andy replies that it's leaving her
there on her own. Amanda assures him that she'll be alright. Andy
asks her if she's sure. Amanda asks him what he thinks is going
to happen. She smiles and adds that she can't see anyone chasing
her round the place like Patricia! Andy says he supposes not.
Wayne is sitting in the lounge room at Dural. He pours himself
a glass of scotch and then drinks it down in one go. Barbara arrives
home and, as she comes into the room to head for the kitchen,
he snaps that she had a nice time, did she? He then goes on that
the longer that creep stays away from Amanda, the better. Barbara
ignores him. Wayne drunkenly slurs that, for her information,
he's always loved Gordy; just because he wants his wife
back doesn't mean he doesn't. He asks what he has to
do to prove it to her. Barbara retorts that there's nothing
he can do; look at his track record: he's never done
a damn thing for Gordon, and he never will.
She walks off. Wayne puts down his glass and pours another shot
of scotch into it. He drinks it down in one go and then sighs
It's nighttime, and the Morrell apartment is in near-darkness.
There's suddenly a knock at the front door, and after a few seconds,
Amanda, wearing her dressing gown, answers it. The visitor is
Wayne, and, looking surprised, Amanda asks him what he's doing
there. Wayne slurs that he's come to do something for Gordy. Amanda
asks what he means. Wayne drunkenly goes on that he's never done
anything for Gordy in his life - but he's going to give him the
one thing he wants. Amanda stares at him and asks him what he's
talking about. Wayne slurs, "Us - getting back together.
We've got to give Gordy a grandchild." Amanda snaps at him
that he's drunk. Wayne admits that, yes, he has had a
bit to drink - but he knows what he's saying. He goes on that,
no matter what happened, he loves her, and he wants
her. He suddenly lunges forward and grabs her arm. Amanda tells
him to get out. Wayne, though, slurs that, no, he won't - he's
sick of being treated like some kind of animal. Amanda angrily
asks him what he expects if that's the way he behaves.
Wayne suddenly pushes her down onto the couch and snaps, "You're
my wife and you're going to give me a kid. You at least owe me
that much." Amanda stares back at him, looking terrified.