Lynn is sitting in bed in the bedsit at the boarding house, reading,
when there's a sudden knock at the door. Surprised, she calls
out to ask who it is. Amanda, sounding upset, cries that it's
her - she's sorry; she knows it's late. Lynn runs to the door
and opens it. She looks shocked when she sees Amanda standing
there with tears streaming down her face. She cries, "Oh
my God... what happened?" Amanda sobs that it was awful;
she didn't know who else-- Lynn tells her to come in. Amanda sobs
that she just needs to be with someone for a while. Lynn
tells her to sit down. She asks her if there's anything she can
get her. Amanda shakes her head and then cries, "He forced
me, Lynn. He forced me." Lynn looks shocked.
Wayne walks into Dural and slams the front door shut. He heads
into the lounge room and takes a new bottle of scotch from behind
the bar. He opens it and pours himself a glass, but then appears
to have second thoughts about drinking it. He puts his hand to
his face, looking worried. Fiona suddenly comes in and says, "David,
I--" She realises, though, that it's Wayne standing there,
and she continues, "Sorry, I--" Wayne curtly asks her
what she wants. Fiona explains that she thought David had returned.
Wayne snaps that he hasn't. He grabs the bottle of scotch
and goes to head upstairs. As he does so. Fiona tells him to hang
on a minute. He turns to look at her as she goes on that Gordon
is no fool: if Wayne and Barbara keep upsetting themselves like
this, he's bound to notice sooner or later. Wayne snaps at Fiona
that she hasn't got a clue what she's talking about. Fiona suggests
to him that he go and apologise to Barbara, as the last thing
Gordon needs is them at each other's throats; can't Wayne start
considering his father? Wayne snaps, "I was."
Amanda is standing looking at Davey in his playpen, and she asks
Lynn if she loves her son. Lynn replies that of course
she does - he means everything to her. Amanda quietly
says she couldn't stand having Wayne's kid now. Lynn
tells her that she doesn't mean that - not if it actually happened.
Amanda, though, asks why not - she hates him. She goes
on that they used to have their rough patches, but she still couldn't
help loving him; even when they separated, she still
thought he was a really caring guy - but after tonight, how wrong
can you be? Lynn tells her not to think about it. Amanda turns
and faces her and angrily declares, "I'll never forgive him.
Fiona is sitting in the lounge room at Toorak when the front
door opens and David comes in. She calls to him, and he joins
her, commenting as he does so that he didn't think she'd still
be awake. Fiona explains that she was waiting for him to come
in, actually. David asks what's up. Fiona replies that she has
something to tell him; she should have told him a few days ago,
but she didn't want to worry him; she knew it was wrong, but she
thought at the time-- David interrupts her and gently suggests
that she just get on with it. He sits down. Fiona hesitates and
then tells him that, a couple of days ago, Patricia started thinking
someone was trying to get at her - leaving notes and making silent
'phone calls; and finally, she was quite sure there was a prowler
in the house; she started accusing Terry, which was ridiculous;
they all thought she was making it up. David says he
takes it she wasn't. Fiona continues that it turned out to be
Paul Sheppard. David, looking surprised, says, "After Pat?
Why?" Fiona explains that it seems that everything
started going wrong for him after leaving Angela, which he blamed
Patricia for - so he blamed her for everything else, too. David
asks if Pat is OK. Fiona replies that she's fine; at
least, she's not hurt - she and Paul had a showdown last
night, and Patricia managed to hit him with a bottle or something;
she made the report to the police, but nobody's heard from her
since. David asks, "What about Paul?" Fiona quietly
replies, "He died this morning." Looking shocked, David
says, "Patricia killed him?" Fiona quickly
assures him that she didn't. She then goes on and explains that
Paul committed suicide when he knew the police were after him.
Having heard this, David says he'll pack his bag. Fiona exclaims,
"Now?" David tells her that he'll leave straight
away. Fiona tells him that nobody's heard from Patricia;
doesn't he think it's better to wait until she shows up? David
replies that he doesn't. He adds that he'll 'phone from Albury
tomorrow morning to see if she's home, and if she's not, he'll
go searching for her. Fiona says, "That's silly--" David
tells her not to argue - Pat will need him more than ever,
right now. Fiona replies that she's so sorry she didn't tell him
about this. David points out that what's done is done. Fiona looks
Terry is staring at the TV in the lounge room at the Palmers',
but it's clear that he's miles away. Beryl comes in from the kitchen
and says she thought she might get off to bed now. Terry just
mumbles, "OK." Beryl comments that it must be a good
movie to keep him in his seat for so long. Terry, though, replies
that he hasn't been watching it much. He then goes on that he
was dumb today: going round the Carlyles' this arvo was just plain
stupid - as if they're going to tell him where Jill is. Beryl
points out that he had to try. She then adds that it's
probably better if he doesn't see Jill before the trial.
Terry bitterly suggests that maybe they should just lock him up
in the clink now. Beryl, though, tells him that she wouldn't
have taken him for a quitter. There's suddenly a knock at the
front door, and Beryl, looking surprised, says she wonders who
that can be at this time of night. She goes to answer
it and looks surprised to find Patricia standing there. Patricia
just says, "Hello, Beryl. Do you mind if I come in?"
A short time later, in the lounge room, Beryl tells Patricia
that she's very sorry about that business with Paul - she was
wrong, and she apologises. Patricia replies that it's accepted.
Beryl then goes on, though, that Patricia's not to expect her
to swallow any change-of-heart stories. Patricia assures her that
she wouldn't. She then explains that she's actually come
to see Terry - alone. Beryl starts to say that she really doesn't
think-- Terry, though, who's turning off the TV, points out that
she's there now, so they might as well hear what she's got to
say for herself. Beryl leaves them to it, and Patricia thanks
Terry for agreeing to listen. Terry just retorts that he was thinking
of hitting the sack soon, so can she get on with it. Patricia
explains that she's going to London tomorrow. Terry flippantly
tells her that it was on TV tonight - she could have seen it for
nothing. Patricia ignores this and goes on that, before
she goes, she'd like to set a few things straight: she realises
now that he was only trying to help when he came round to the
house yesterday; God knows why - she's the last person
he owes a favour to. Terry asks if that's everything. Patricia
replies that it isn't. She then continues that she'd like to try
and find some way of saying 'thankyou'. Terry assures her that
there's no need to go overboard. Patricia, though, pleads, "Please
- I just want to help." She adds that she never had anything
against him personally; everything she's done was just
to try and get back at Fiona - but that's all finished
now; she's not out to get people anymore. Terry suspiciously asks
her how she was planning on helping him. Patricia replies that
she thought she could talk to Jill and explain how she tried to
turn her against him - that would help, wouldn't it? Terry admits
that it wouldn't hurt. Patricia asks him if he can tell her where
Jill is, as she tried calling the house but there was no answer.
Terry replies that he doesn't know. Patricia insists, "Please
- you have to tell me." She adds that she also wants
to tell Jill that she'll keep paying for Robin's treatment. She
asks Terry if he has absolutely no idea where she is. Terry tells
her that a bloke called Luke Carlyle took her. He hands her a
piece of paper with the number of the Carlyle apartment on it
and goes on that Carlyle was pretty tight-lipped and wouldn't
tell him anything. Patricia says she'll call first thing
in the morning. She then tells Terry that, if she doesn't see
him again before she goes, she wishes him good luck in court.
She adds that he obviously won't believe her, but she wishes him
all the best anyway. She goes, leaving Terry looking thoughtful.
Early the next morning, Patricia is on the 'phone in the lounge
room at Toorak, and she asks to speak to Luke Carlyle. Roger Carlyle
tells her that he's not there at the moment. Patricia asks when
he'll be in, and Roger replies that it should be shortly. He asks
if he can take a message. Patricia introduces herself and explains
that she's a friend of Terry Hansen's. Roger raises his eyebrows
and says, "Oh yes?" Patricia goes on that she's sorry
to bother him so early, but she's leaving for London this evening,
and she needs to talk to Jill before she goes; Terry told her
that she's staying with Luke. Roger replies that Luke has found
her somewhere to stay temporarily. Patricia asks him if he can
get Luke to give Jill a message to ring her. Roger replies that
of course he can - although, as he understood it, Jill
has been trying to get away from this Terry and his friends.
Patricia explains that that's what she's trying to sort out; she's
afraid that she might have influenced Jill against Terry
and she doesn't want to see him go to jail because of it; so if
he could just-- The front door of the Carlyle apartment opens
and Luke comes in as Roger says he'll pass that on. Patricia thanks
him and hangs up. Luke asks who that was. Roger tells him that
it was some fellow trying to sell him insurance; nobody important...
He takes off his glasses, looking thoughtful...
Gordon and Barbara are sitting at the breakfast table at Dural,
while Fiona stands next to them. Gordon tells her to give their
best to Terry - they hope things work out for him. Fiona replies
that so does she. She adds that their solicitor in Sydney has
put them onto a barrister in Melbourne, and if anyone
can get Terry off lightly, he's the one. Gordon wishes her good
luck, and adds that he'll see her in a few weeks. Barbara tells
Fiona that she'll walk her to her car, and they head towards the
front door. Out in the hallway, Barbara asks Fiona if she's meeting
Terry at the airport. Fiona replies that she is, and then they're
going straight to the barrister's office. She then tells Barbara
that she hates to leave her, but Barbara assures her that she
can manage - Fiona's place is with Terry. Wayne suddenly comes
downstairs, holding an empty scotch bottle. Fiona says 'goodbye'
to him. Barbara snaps that she hopes he's going to replace the
bottle with a new one. Wayne growls, "Put a sock
in it," and storms off. Barbara snaps that he's impossible.
Fiona says she sometimes feels very sorry for him. Barbara snaps
that she doesn't - sometimes, he deserves everything
he gets. They head out.
In the bedsit at the boarding house, Amanda is brushing her hair,
and she thanks Lynn for letting her stay and for listening to
her. Lynn ask what friends are for. Amanda comments that
Lynn must have thought it was the end of the world, the way she
was last night; anyway, a good night's sleep helped her sort things
out, and she's fine now. Lynn cautiously asks her if she's sure
she's not just saying that. Amanda replies that of course she
isn't. Lynn says she doesn't have to rush to get back to Melbourne
- she can stay on for a week or so if Amanda needs any help. Amanda
ignores this, though, and just hands her the hairbrush and says,
"Thanks." Lynn tells her that she can be honest with
her: how does she really feel? Amanda pauses and then
admits, "Terrible." Lynn says she'll stay on, then,
and help Amanda get over things. Amanda, giving in, suggests that
Lynn move in with her - there's heaps more room at the
apartment than there at the bedsit, and Wayne wouldn't dare barge
in if he knew Lynn was there. Lynn replies that it suits her
- she can move in this morning! Amanda declares that that's terrific!
Something suddenly occurs to her, though, and she asks Lynn if
she can make it this afternoon, as she should have her new car
by then. Looking surprised, Lynn says, "What?" Amanda
repeats that she'll have a car - it was a little idea she had
while she was lying awake last night. She adds that she'll tell
Lynn later, and she heads out, leaving Lynn with a bemused smile
on her face.
A while later, Amanda pays a cab driver and gets out of the car,
outside the front door at Dural. The cab drives off. Amanda pauses
for a moment, looking worried, but then knocks on the door. Inside,
Wayne, who's sitting in the lounge room, reading the newspaper,
gets up to answer it, but Gordon comes out of the study and says
he can get it. He opens the door and, seeing Amanda there,
declares that this is a pleasant surprise. Wayne hears Amanda's
voice and quickly turns to escape to the kitchen. However, he
finds Barbara has suddenly appeared and is blocking his way! She
asks what's going on. Wayne tells her that Amanda is there. Gordon
escorts Amanda in and announces that they have a visitor. Amanda
smiles happily and says to Wayne, "Hello, darling."
She then kisses him and says she hopes he doesn't mind her dropping
in without 'phoning, but after what he promised her last night,
she thinks he deserves a surprise...
A few moments later, Amanda asks Gordon if he knows how kind
his son can be. Gordon replies that it runs in the family! Amanda,
though, asks him when the last time was that he bought Aunty Barb
a new sports car. Wayne suddenly looks at her, sharply.
Barbara says she wouldn't be seen dead in a sports car!
Gordon, though, asks Wayne if he's bought Amanda a new
sports car. Amanda happily exclaims that Wayne's mad, isn't he
- but she loves him! She hugs him and comments that, after everything
they've been through, he promises her a new car! Barbara remarks
that she didn't know Wayne was so flush with funds. Wayne sourly
replies that a man's got to do something to keep his
wife happy. Gordon comments that, even so, after paying for the
replacement of Andy's equipment... Amanda looks at Wayne appealingly
and 'reminds' him that he said there'd be no problems. Wayne tells
her that that's right. Gordon asks if they've got any idea of
what they're getting. Wayne starts to say that they haven't--
Amanda interrupts him, though, and says she drew up a shortlist;
she went looking first thing this morning and found the two most
gorgeous convertibles. She goes to head out of the house, grabbing
Wayne's jacket as she does so. Barbara incredulously asks if they're
going out to buy it now. Amanda asks why not, as it might
be sold tomorrow. Gordon wishes them, "Happy hunting,"
and they go. He then comments to Barbara that it looks like the
reconciliation is taking a turn for the better. Barbara mutters,
"Yes... doesn't it just..."
Outside, Wayne snaps that he supposes Amanda thinks it's cute
getting back at him. He then angrily adds that he can't go round
buying sports cars when he feels like it. Amanda retorts
that they're going to get one thing straight: if he expects her
to play Little Miss. Lovey Dovey for Gordon, then she expects
to get paid for it; simple as that. Wayne snaps that, alright,
it was a stupid thing he did last night, and she has every right
to be angry. Amanda sarcastically snaps, "Thanks." Wayne
goes on, though, that she's got to see if from his side:
he was drunk and he'd convinced himself that Gordon could die
any day, and he still hadn't give him a grandchild. Amanda snaps
that he's pathetic: what he did last night was unforgivable. Wayne
tells her that he said he was wrong. Amanda incredulously
asks if he really believes that fixes things. Wayne asks her what
she expects him to say. Amanda retorts that he can't
say anything to make her forget the way he treated her
- so either he buys her a sports car or they go back inside and
tell Gordon that they're separating for good.
Roger arrives back at the Carlyle apartment in Melbourne and
says, "Thank God that meeting's over." He then looks
at his watch and adds, "Just enough time for a drink."
He calls to Luke, but there's no answer. He suddenly spots a note
lying on the table, and he picks it up and reads it:
"Dad, Jill's worried about Mrs. Morrell - the lady
she used to live with. We've gone over to her house to see if
she's back yet. Won't be long. Luke."
Roger screws up the piece of paper and throws it away. He then
opens his briefcase.
There's a knock on the front door at Toorak, and Patricia answers
it. Jill is standing there, holding Fee and accompanied by Luke.
She introduces Patricia to Luke, and Patricia then says she's
glad Jill finally made it, as she was getting a little worried.
She adds that, still, they needn't have come over - a 'phone call
would have done. Jill, sounding surprised, remarks that Patricia
is acting like she was expecting them. Patricia replies
that she was. Luke asks how she knew they were coming.
Patricia tells him that she left a message with his father, asking
him to get Jill to ring her. Luke, looking puzzled, says he didn't
get any message. Patricia asks what they're doing there, then.
Jill tells her that she was worried about her; she thought the
'phone would still be dead, so she got Luke to drop her over.
Luke asks her when she rang his dad. Patricia replies that it
was early this morning. Luke comments that it's unlike his dad
to forget. Patricia points out that Jill's there; that's
the main thing. The three of them sit down in the lounge room,
and Jill asks Patricia how she's been. Patricia replies that she's
been arranging a trip to London - she's leaving this evening.
Looking surprised, Jill comments that that's a bit sudden. Patricia
explains that she felt like she wanted to get away from everything
- and Matt's over there, of course. Jill asks if that's why she
was trying to get in touch with her. Patricia replies, "Partly."
She then adds that she also wanted to talk to her about Terry.
Jill looks at her questioningly. Patricia tells her not to give
him a hard time, as he really doesn't deserve it.
A while later, Luke is back home, and Roger asks why he should
lift a finger to help Hansen - not after the way he spoke to him
yesterday. Luke angrily asks how petty you can get; just
because the guy was a bit uptight when he was there, Roger decides
to stop him getting a fair go at his trial. Roger annoyedly snaps,
"Wait a minute." Luke, though, tells him not to weasel
out of it - he can guess what happened. Roger retorts that Terry
wasn't just uptight - he was downright rude; he doesn't
want to make a big deal out of it, but he was not being
petty. Luke snaps that he wasn't exactly generous.
He then adds that, besides, Patricia's message was for him;
if his father is going to censor his 'phone calls, they may as
well forget about their whole arrangement. Roger snaps at him
not to be juvenile. He then adds that, anyway, Luke won't leave
over Hansen. He goes on that he really does hope they can get
to like each other while Luke is living there; he knows it's not
him keeping him there - it's Jill and medical school
and everything that he needs ready cash for. He continues that
if Luke wants to go back to the gutter, he's welcome, but he thinks
his son needs this job. He adds that the thing with Terry
isn't important - it was just a spur-of-the-moment thing. Luke
suggests that they drop it. Roger tells him that he can easily
apologise to Jill for not passing on the message. Luke snaps that
Jill thinks he forgot. Roger points out that that's all
the more reason to do it. Luke repeats the suggestion that they
drop it. He adds that the less his father sees of Jill, the better.
Roger replies, "Whatever you say." He then suggests
that they get back to work. Luke retorts, "As long as you
remember how things stand round here: you're the boss, not my
Fiona and Terry arrive at a building with a plaque outside saying
'James Manning, Barrister at Law'. In Mr. Manning's office, Manning
shakes hands with Terry and tells him to sit down. He then turns
to Fiona and says she must be Mrs. Thompson. Fiona replies that
she is - Terry's mother. She sits down as well. Manning
then tells them that he really does not appreciate being kept
in the dark - it's extremely difficult preparing Terry's defence
if he's not going to tell him all the facts. Looking puzzled,
Terry replies that he has - he's got nothing to hide.
Manning raises an eyebrow and asks if that's so. He goes on, "Then
why didn't you tell me you're a rapist?" Terry looks at him
Jill is on the 'phone in the hallway at Toorak, and she says
to the person on the other end, "Ten minutes. OK." She
hangs up and goes and joins Patricia in the lounge room. Patricia
is fussing over Fee, who's in her bassinet, and Jill tells her
that the taxi is on its way. She then asks her if she's sure she
doesn't mind looking after Fee. Patricia replies that of course
she doesn't - it'll be company for her until David gets there.
She thanks Jill for coming over and giving her a chance to explain.
Jill replies, "Thank you for keeping up Robin's
treatment." Patricia tells her that she's just glad she doesn't
hate her for the way she treated Terry; she'd understand if she
did. Jill, though, asks why she'd hate her for telling
the truth. Patricia suddenly asks Jill what she really
thinks of her. Jill, looking wary, says, "Patricia..."
Patricia tells her that it's important, and so Jill reluctantly
sits down and replies that she can be kind and caring - but if
she wants her to be blunt, she thinks Patricia is her own worst
enemy, too: she always has to size everyone up and then try and
win them or use them or hate them if they don't do what she wants;
she simply can't accept people as they are. Patricia, looking
downcast, says she knows - she's tried to change... She
then suggests that maybe Matt will be able to help. Changing
the subject, she asks Jill what she's going to say about Terry
at the trial. Jill replies that it won't be anything bad; blaming
him for Paul's death was just silly; the last thing she wants
to do is put him in jail.
At the Barristers' offices, Fiona is telling James Manning that
they know how important he is to Terry's case, but there's no
need to treat them like children. Manning replies that
he's sorry if it sounds like that, but they must realise how important
this information is; they deliberately-- Fiona interrupts and
tells him that the incident happened a very long time ago, and
they're all trying very hard to forget it - Jill too; it wasn't
a police matter then, so why is it so vital to the case
now? Manning explains that they're trying to establish
Terry's right to the child. He goes on that, solely on the basis
of what he was told, he could have got Terry off with no more
than a rap over the knuckles; gaining jury sympathy was easy due
to the predicament of the mother and the fact that Terry is the
father of the child. Fiona says, "Exactly. So why--"
Manning replies that it's because the prosecutor knows how the
child was conceived; no jury in the world is going to be sympathetic
about that. He tells Terry and Fiona that he'll be honest
with them: he'll be lucky to get Terry off with two years, minimum;
he could go away for a lot more. Terry, looking shocked, asks
who told the prosecutor. Manning replies that he doesn't know.
Terry asks him if he can't find out. Manning shakes his head.
He then adds that he does know the prosecutor didn't search out
Terry's background, so somebody made a point of telling
him. He suggests that, under the circumstances, he'd say Mrs.
O'Donnel is the likely candidate. Fiona mutters that that's impossible,
and so Manning looks at his client and says, "Well, somebody
wants you in jail, Terry. Do you know who your enemies are?"