Fiona and Terry are walking along the street. Fiona points out
to Terry that Manning said the prosecution couldn't use any information
about Fee's conception in the abduction case. Terry grunts that
he also said that they'll work it in somehow. Fiona reminds him
that the judge will instruct the jury to ignore it. Terry, though,
retorts that their minds will be made up by then. He goes on that,
if Fiona heard about this guy who ran off with his kid,
and she then later found out that the guy's only the father because
he raped the mother before, how would she react? Fiona
looks down at the ground, guiltily. She then snaps that she might
have known Patricia was putting on an act - pretending
to be all sweetness and light. Terry says he's sure it wasn't
her. Fiona grimly says she'd like to give her the benefit
of the doubt just for once. Terry tells her that she feels Patricia
was genuine when she wished him luck. Fiona asks who
else could have done it: not Jill? Terry says
he doesn't know. Fiona points out that Jill is hardly likely to
want to go up on the witness stand and answer lots of personal
questions and have her character cross-examined as much as his.
Terry grudgingly admits that he supposes not. Fiona comments that
it gets them back to square one. Terry mutters that it doesn't
matter - the damage is done.
Jill knocks on the front door at the O'Briens' and Katie answers.
Jill asks her if Beryl is there with Heather, but Katie replies
that she's not; she's on her own. Jill asks if she can write a
note, then - but she doesn't have a pen. Katie invites her in.
Jill goes on and asks if she can borrow a piece of paper too!
They go to the living room table and Jill sits down. Katie tells
her that she's glad she called in, actually - she's been
worrying about Terry. Jill asks, "What about him?" Katie
replies that she wants to know what he's like; she sort of things
he got up to before he came down there. Jill, looking wary, asks
her why the sudden interest. Katie explains that there are some
things that her mum said - she gets the feeling that she knows
things about him that she's not letting on. Jill tells her that
it's probably best if she asks Terry; it's probably best if he
tells her. Katie realises that there is something. Jill
says, "Katie..." Katie says she's sorry - she knows
it's not fair pumping her. Jill assures her that she's not being
mysterious or anything; it's just awkward, that's all. She adds
that she'd better get the note finished, drop it into next door's
letterbox and get going.
In the lounge room at Toorak, Patricia puts Fee in her playpen
and tells her to say 'hello' to Mr. Bunny! Someone suddenly comes
into the room behind her and, in a deep male voice, says, "Mr.
Bunny's behaving himself, I hope?!" Patricia looks round
to find David standing there! She looks delighted to see him.
He tells her that he's sorry he wasn't around when the trouble
was happening. Patricia replies that she nearly rang him, but
she just kept her fingers crossed that he'd come as soon as Fiona
told him. David agrees that that's what he did as soon as he found
out. Looking surprised, Patricia asks him if Fiona has only just
told him. David explains that she didn't tell him sooner because
she thought Patricia was making it up. Patricia angrily snaps
that that would be right. David goes on that Fiona thought
that, that stuff about the prowler... she thought it was Patricia's
way of getting Terry into strife. Patricia angrily asks about
Margaret's grave: she's supposed to have made that up too, is
she? David says, "Yeah, well..." He goes on that Fiona
was holding off from telling him until she could tell him gently.
Patricia snaps that she might have known Fiona wouldn't lift a
finger to help her. David sighs, and Patricia says she's
sorry - she made a promise to herself that she was going to try
and break those bad habits: bitching... getting even with people.
Fee suddenly coughs, and Patricia bends down to look at her. As
she does so, she tells David that she thinks she's finally realised
that there's an easier way of living: when Matt proposed to her,
she turned him down because she didn't want to leave Australia;
she wanted to get even with all the people she blamed for Margaret's
death... and then that terrible business with Paul convinced her
how twisted her thinking was; she didn't want to end up like him.
She asks David if a fresh start will work for her in
England. David replies that it could. Patricia tells
him that it's not too late to turn over a new leaf and concentrate
on making someone else happy: Matt. David tells her that
he's proud of her for trying.
Katie is playing with Titus on the pavement outside the O'Briens'
when she sees Fiona and Terry arrive back at the Palmers' and
head up the path. She runs over to the house to give them the
note, but then, when she's standing by the gate, she changes her
mind. She heads back into her own home and unfolds the piece of
paper. Heather suddenly calls out that lunch is nearly ready.
Katie calls back that she won't be minute. She goes and sits down
in the lounge room and reads:
"Terry, A quick note to say Patricia has been in touch
asking me not to testify against you. In fact, I've already made
up my mind to speak up for you in court. I realise now there was
no way you could have guessed Paul was likely to kill himself.
I don't know why I jumped to conclusions about your motives for
letting him go. No, that's not true: deep down, I guess I've always
been looking for a way to pay you back for the day you forced
yourself on me. I can only promise not to let the memory of it
stand between you and a fair trial. Jill."
A short time later, in the kitchen, Katie snaps at her mother
that she knows now why she didn't want her to have anything more
to do with Terry; didn't Heather think she's old enough to be
told that he's a rapist? Heather asks her how she found out. Katie
retorts that that doesn't matter. She then adds, more sadly, that
he seemed so nice. Heather agrees that it's sad, but
you can't always take people at face value. Katie comments that
she really liked him and wanted him to like her.
Heather says she admits that she should have been more open with
her daughter, but Katie must see now why she was so concerned
about her getting involved with him? Katie assures her that she
doesn't have to worry anymore - she could never cope
with seeing him now. She walks off, leaving Heather looking worried.
Terry opens the front door at the Palmers' to find Katie standing
on the step. Looking pleased to see her, he asks what's up. Katie
curtly replies that nothing's up; Jill just left a note for him.
She hands it over. Terry then tells her that he hasn't forgotten
about taking her to the movies - he's just been a bit busy. Katie
snaps that it's alright - she's pretty tied-up for the next few
weeks; forget about it. She turns and heads off, leaving Terry
looking surprised. He then closes the door and goes and joins
Fiona in the kitchen, where she's serving lunch. She asks who
was at the door, and Terry replies that it was Katie, with a note
from Jill. He hands it to Fiona and comments that it's about time
he had something to cheer up him. He adds that the note makes
it pretty clear that it wasn't Patricia or Jill who dobbed him
in. Fiona reads the note and says she guesses so - unless Patricia
was pulling the wool over Jill's eyes. Terry points out that it's
not likely. He then adds that at least they know Jill isn't out
to make waves. Fiona says she knew the girl would come
round. Terry goes on that he's tired of wracking his brains to
work out who did it. Changing the subject, Fiona says Katie should
have come in - she could have had the bone from the lamb for Titus.
Terry replies that he got the impression that she didn't want
to step foot in the place. Fiona comments that she's probably
in a tearing hurry like all young people. Terry, though,
replies that he was definitely given the cold shoulder treatment.
He sits down at the table and a look of realisation suddenly dawns.
He tells Fiona, "The note from Jill." Fiona asks him
if he thinks Katie might have read it. She adds that she wouldn't
do that - and if she had, the least she could have done is wait
and hear his half of the story. Terry grunts that she'd
take Jill's side of it no matter what he had to say for
Jill has her bag over her shoulder and is holding Fee as she
stands with Patricia in the hallway at Toorak. She thanks Patricia
for looking after her daughter, and Patricia replies that it was
a pleasure if it means Jill got things sorted out with Terry.
Jill tells her that they will be as soon as he gets her note.
Patricia then asks her if she's organised somebody to move her
things into Toorak. Jill replies that David offered to lend her
a hand. Patricia smiles and tells her that he'll be glad of her
company. Jill wishes her a good time in London, kisses her and
goes. Patricia shuts the front door and then heads into the lounge
room. David is on the 'phone to Lynn, and he tells her to take
care. He then asks if Irene is to hand. At the boarding house
in Sydney, Lynn tells Irene that David wants a word. Irene takes
the 'phone and cheerily asks David how her favourite truckie is!
David replies that he's pretty good - he's just had his lunch
and now he's going to have an afternoon nap. At Toorak, Patricia
looks stony-faced as she listens to David laughing and then telling
Irene that he'd like to see her try! He adds that it'll depend
on the work, but he'll definitely drop in the next time he's passing
through. Patricia looking increasingly angry. David laughs and
tells Irene that he wouldn't have her any other way. He then says
he'd better hop off, and adds that it was nice talking to her.
He hangs up. Patricia immediately queries, "Irene? I haven't
heard her name before. Is Lynn staying with her?" David replies
that she was, but Irene has gone into business with Fiona.
Patricia comments, "One of her old cronies."
David tells her not to get the wrong idea - Irene is their
age and she's a lot of fun: he has to beat the blokes off with
a stick when they go out! Patricia snaps that she's good looking,
is she? David replies that she might say that; brainy, too. Patricia
wryly quips that she thought he said she'd gone into business
with Fiona! She quickly adds that she's just joking. She suggests
to him that he go for his nap, and he walks off. After a few moments,
Patricia, still looking angry, picks up her bag and coat and goes
At the boarding house, Lynn tells Irene that she's glad David
is going to keep visiting her after she moves out. Irene
comments, "And what a stupid move that is."
Lynn insists that Amanda is OK, but Irene retorts that she isn't
from what Lynn has been telling her - she's trouble with
a capital 'T', and that's the last thing Lynn needs.
Lynn tells her to be fair - Wayne treated her like dirt; Amanda's
entitled to get her own back. Irene replies that the best thing
Amanda can do is have a good old cry and forget all about it.
Lynn points out that Amanda has her own way of doing
things. Irene comments that she's behaving like a spoilt brat.
Lynn says she know that she comes across that way at times, but
when she fell in love with Wayne, she really started getting her
act together; if he wasn't such a rat, she'd be fine
now. Irene retorts that that's all the more reason for Lynn to
steer clear of them. Lynn, looking disappointed, remarks that
Irene doesn't have much faith in her, does she? She adds that
she thought she might be able to help Amanda sort herself out.
Irene admits that maybe she can, but she asks Lynn to promise
her one thing: if Amanda gets to be too much of a handful, come
and see her and they'll tackle it together. Lynn smiles.
Amanda and Wayne are walking across a car yard, looking at a
host of sports cars. Amanda looks at a white one and asks how
it grabs him. Wayne snaps that it doesn't. Amanda asks
him if he's not just saying that. Wayne tells her to
cut it out - he's been dragged from one car yard to another--
Amanda interrupts and says she thought he liked cars.
Wayne goes on that, on top of which, he had to watch her fluttering
her eyelids at every salesman they've seen - and handing over
her 'phone number like a cheap call girl. Amanda sits in the white
car and asks Wayne what he thinks of it. Wayne retorts that the
colour stinks. Amanda calls over to the salesman and he walks
over and asks her if she'd like to take it for a test run. Amanda
tells him that that won't be necessary - her husband trusts her
judgement. The salesman replies that, if they'd like to come to
the office, then... Wayne asks if he can just have a moment with
his wife. The salesman agrees and tells them that he'll be inside.
He walks off. Wayne immediately tells Amanda that they are going
to walk out of there very quietly and calmly; she's not going
to force him to spend thousands of dollars on some nasty little
whim. Amanda angrily retorts that if he doesn't do what she wants,
she's going straight back to the house to tell Gordon everything.
Wayne snaps, "You wouldn't." Amanda assures him that
she would. She goes on that Gordon deserves to know what
sort of bully his son is. Wayne tells her that the truth would
kill him - and she couldn't live with herself if she
said anything. Amanda snaps that he shouldn't bet on it - she'll
find a way of breaking it to him, so if Wayne doesn't have the
car ready for her first thing tomorrow, she's ready to let the
cat out of the bag and Wayne will be done for...
A while later, Amanda is back at the Morrell apartment and Lynn
is moving her stuff in. As she does so, Amanda tells her that
it was worth every moment, watching Wayne going scarlet! Lynn
asks her if he learnt his lesson. Amanda replies that she hasn't
even started yet. She bends down over Davey, who's sitting
on the couch, and asks him what he thinks of his new home! Lynn
asks her if she shouldn't call it quits now. Amanda curtly
asks Lynn why it's any of her business. Lynn points out that they're
going to be sharing, so they should be honest with each other.
Amanda asks her what she's getting at. Lynn tells her that she'll
be dragging herself down to Wayne's level if she spends
all her time playing mean tricks on him. Amanda retorts that they're
not mean tricks: Wayne did a terrible thing to her last
night - he made her feel dirty and disgusting. Lynn asks if he
hasn't tried apologising. Amanda tells her that he made a few
weak excuses, but it's not the same. Lynn suggests that, if he
thinks so little of her, why doesn't she just forget it? Amanda
retorts that that's where she's wrong: in his own strange way,
she's sure he does love her - and she's going to use
it to make him pay. She then suggests that they forget it, and
she apologises for biting Lynn's head off. Lynn asks her if Wayne
will give in and buy her a car. Amanda replies that he will if
she keeps the pressure up. Lynn warns her to be careful: push
him too hard and he'll hit back, regardless. Amanda says she agrees
- but for once, she's got him exactly where she wants him and
she's going to make him pay...
Fiona takes a tray of tea things into the lounge room at the
Palmers'. Terry is sitting on the couch, and Fiona comments that
he's very quiet. She offers him a scone to put him out of his
misery, but he doesn't respond. She then tells him to come on:
she thinks it's about time he made an effort to cheer up. Terry
asks how he can. Fiona replies that he can stop fretting
about Katie, for a start. She then asks him why he's making such
a big deal over her reaction - unless he's keen on her?
Terry snaps at her not to be ridiculous. Fiona asks what's wrong,
then. Terry explains that there was Katie - who really looked
up to him and thought he was the ants' pants; if she
can turn against him on the strength of something she read,
what chance has he got with a jury? Fiona asks him if
he's going to sit around the house with a long face, convinced
that it's all a lost cause, then; is that all she's got to look
forward to for another week? Terry suddenly declares that she's
right: he might as well be out enjoying himself - because a week
from now, they'll be shoving him in a cell, and he sure as hell
won't be having any fun then.
A while later, Terry is walking in the park when he suddenly
sees Katie walking ahead of him. He runs to catch up with her,
but when she spots him, she runs off, dropping a magazine as she
does so. He picks it up and goes after her. When he catches up,
he asks her if she doesn't want it. He adds that there are lots
of letters in it, aren't there? Katie admits that there are a
few. Terry retorts that it might save her the trouble of opening
his, then. Katie tells him that she doesn't know what
he's talking about. Terry spins her round to face him and explains
that he means Jill's note: she read it, didn't she? Katie
gives in and snaps, "What if I did? At least I found
out what sort of creep you are." Terry angrily asks her how
she could know anything - she wasn't there; she's got
no idea how it happened. He goes on that even Jill thought
it best not to hold it against him, so what gives her
or anyone else the right to drag it up? - as if he hasn't paid
enough. He hands her the magazine and she storms off.
Terry calls after her that, in a couple of days, he'll be locked
up, so she and Jill and every other woman in town will feel safe;
he'll be out of everyone's way. He walks off. Katie stops walking,
and turns and looks thoughtful.
There are children playing on the swings in the park. Terry is
sitting on a bench, watching them, when Katie slowly walks up
and sits down next to him. He sighs and tells her that he's sorry
if he scared her; he didn't mean to. Katie admits that she
didn't help much, jumping to conclusions like that. She goes on
that she'll try to understand if he felt like telling her. Terry
replies, "Not just yet." He looks over at the children
on the swings and says he can't help thinking: Fee will be like
that one day - if he sees her again. Katie looks at him. Terry
sighs and admits, "God, I'm scared..." Katie puts her
hand on his arm, comfortingly.
In the lounge room at Dural, Gordon tells Wayne not to let Amanda
know that he said so, but make sure the car is fully insured before
she drives anywhere. Wayne explains that that's one of the reasons
that they're not rushing things - the safety angle. Gordon asks
him if she's made a final decision yet. The 'phone suddenly starts
ringing and Wayne quickly answers it, saying, "Hamilton residence."
Amanda comes on and cheerfully says, "Hello, darling - never
known you to answer the 'phone so quickly!" Wayne politely
tells her that there are no troubles, and he asks what she wants
to know. Amanda tells him that he won't be able to get to the
'phone every time - sooner or later she's going to get
his father, and who knows what she might say... Wayne
asks if there's anything else. Amanda taunts that she could get
to like this - she's enjoying making him sweat it out.
Wayne just says, "Bye, Amanda - I'll call you if I come up
with any bright ideas." He hangs up. Gordon asks him what
she wanted, but Wayne replies that it was nothing important -
she just wants to make sure that the car has air conditioning.
Gordon comments that he's glad Wayne is paying for it,
that's all he can say... Looking at the expression on
his son's face, he asks what's on his mind. Wayne replies that
he doesn't want to trouble him - what he has to say might be too
upsetting. Gordon assures him that he's as relaxed as he'll ever
be, so say it. Wayne gives in, but adds that it might take a while
to explain. He asks his father if he can get him a drink. Gordon
smiles and says, "The tiniest one - and don't tell Barbara!"
Wayne goes to the bar. He then asks if he can have Gordon's word
that he'll let him tell him the whole story without any interruptions.
Gordon says, "If it'll make it easier for you."
A while later, Wayne concludes that he didn't want to tell Gordon
while he was still a bit low - but on the other hand, he hated
keeping it a secret from him. Gordon says he's actually disappointed.
Wayne replies that he's sorry. Gordon comments that at least Wayne
is happy. Wayne says he's sure Amanda will be relieved,
too, at not having to keep up the pretence. Gordon assures him
that he's touched that she cared enough to have bothered. He then
asks his son what he's going to do now. Wayne replies that he'll
let Amanda know that telling him the truth went off without a
hitch; she'll want to know that he's OK. Gordon explains that
he meant the other lady that Wayne was telling him about:
his friend - when's he going to meet her? Wayne replies that it'll
be soon - she's rather nervous about meeting the family; he wants
her to feel completely relaxed when it happens...
David comes downstairs at Toorak and calls, "Pat?"
There's no answer. He heads into the lounge room and calls for
Patricia again, but there's still no answer. The front door suddenly
opens and Patricia comes into the house. David asks her where
she's been. She explains that she was fixing up a couple of things.
She then adds that she's glad he's awake as there's something
they should do before she leaves. He asks him if he can come with
A short time later, Patricia lays a bunch of flowers on Margaret's
grave. As she does so, she tells David that the stonemason put
the new headstone in place today. It reads 'Margaret Alice Dunne.
1942 - 1984. Requiescat In Pacen.' David mutters that
he doesn't know why Paul would want to destroy something so sacred.
Patricia replies that it just shows how obsessed he'd become -
he must have guessed that desecrating Margaret's grave was the
one way to really hurt her. She then goes on that they mustn't
ever forget Margaret. She adds, "You won't, will you?"
David assures her that there's no chance - Margaret will always
be an important part of his life, no matter what happens
in the future - although if someone did come along, he's
sure Margaret wouldn't expect him to carry on alone. Patricia
glares at him in annoyance upon hearing this. David continues
that it's no more than he would have asked of Margaret if things
had been different. Patricia tells him that making the decision
to go away was pretty difficult for her - knowing that Margaret
wanted them to stick together; and when he wasn't there
during her recent trouble, she realised how important it was for
them to be close. She takes a piece of paper out of her handbag
and hands it to him. As he looks at it, she explains that it's
a letter of authorisation from her travel agent: he's holding
tickets for David - he's booked on a flight in a couple of months
from how; he'll help David to arrange his passport, visas... whatever;
she wants him to join her in London.
It's nighttime, and Wayne is at the Morrell apartment with Amanda.
She angrily tells him that he might have conned Gordon,
but he can't fool her. Wayne insists that it's true.
Amanda asks him if he doesn't think she'd know if he'd
been seeing someone else. She goes on that he's dreamed up this
story now to wriggle his way out of buying the car. She goes on
that he can't bluff her - she either gets the car tomorrow
morning or she goes straight to Gordon and tells him the real
version of what's been going on. Wayne warns that he wouldn't
if he were her. Amanda snaps that he's lied himself into
a corner and she's going to make the most of it. There's
suddenly a knock on the door, and Amanda asks Wayne if he'd mind
leaving, as that's going to be a couple of guys she chatted up
this morning - they're taking her out. Wayne smiles and says,
"Really?" He goes on that he hates to be a wet blanket,
but he thinks it's more likely to be Liz at the door. Amanda,
looking surprised, says, "Who?" Wayne replies that it's
the girl she thinks he dreamed up to fool Gordon. Amanda asks
how much he's paying this woman to go along with his story. There's
another knock at the door, and Wayne asks Amanda if she'll answer
it or should he? Amanda retorts that she'll do it - she
can't wait to clap eyes on whoever he's dredged up for the occasion.
Wayne tells her to try to be a little civil - he'd hate
her to embarrass herself in front of her replacement. Amanda,
standing by the door, glares at him. Wayne says, "Go on,
open the door. You can't keep my potential fiancée waiting..."