A short time later, Leigh is back at Charlie's, and she tells
Charlie indignantly that Wayne made her come home; she wanted
to see what happened when the police turned up. Charlie
exclaims that she just can't believe it, and she asks Leigh if
she's sure it wasn't the drink talking. Leigh replies that he'd
had a few, but even if you're drunk, you don't ring the police
and tell them you're a murderer unless it's true. Charlie,
looking shocked, murmurs that she knows Wayne has done some awful
things from time-to-time...; an accident, she could understand...
Leigh explains that that's what Wayne is saying it is, but he
looked guilty as hell to her - she can't see
the police buying it as an accident. She sits down and then suddenly
declares, "Hey, I've just thought... he'll go to jail...
he's just married Karen... she's going to be a real mess. That's
what Patricia wanted - and I made it possible!"
Charlie queries, "Hmm?" Leigh points out that she
was the one who got Wayne talking - that's why he confessed.
Looking miles away, Charlie just muses, "Poor Gordon, what
is it going to do to him...?"
In the lounge room at Dural, Gordon has a look of shock on his
face as Wayne sits and tells a detective that, after he got Mitch
into the car, he went over to the National Park and left him there.
The detective asks him where he left him, but Wayne replies
that he doesn't know the name - it was just the bush. The detective
asks him if he can think of any landmark that might help them.
Looking surprised, Wayne asks, "A landmark?" The detective
explains that he means a type of tree or a rock outcrop; something
like that. Wayne pauses and then says, "Er... water. One
of those lakes." A second detective, standing by the bar,
asks him if he means the first lake you come to, on the right
of the main road. Wayne, sounding distant, replies that he thinks
so. The first detective suggests that surely he'd remember something
as important as that, but Wayne cries that he was confused;
he didn't know what he was doing. Gordon stands up and says he's
sorry but he can't allow any more questions; his son is entitled
to have a solicitor advising him; he's obviously in no fit state
to answer any more questions. Wayne, tears welling in his eyes,
looks at Gordon and assures him, "Dad, it's OK. Why don't
you wait outside? You shouldn't have to go through it too."
Gordon tells Wayne that he did the right thing, but now he's doing
more harm than good. Wayne, though pleads, "Please, dad.
I'm only thinking of you. It'll be over in a few more
minutes." Gordon stares at him and concedes, "If that's
what you want." He walks out, closing the lounge room doors
behind him. Karen and Alan are just coming in the front door,
and Karen asks Gordon who owns the car parked outside; have they
got guests? She suddenly notices the expression on his face and
asks him if he's alright. Gordon, looking worried, explains, "Wayne's
in there with the police. He rang and told them that he'd murdered
Bob Mitchell." Looking shocked, Karen cries that that's ridiculous
- she's got to talk to him. Alan calls, "No. Karen..."
and Gordon warns her that that police are still questioning him,
but Karen snaps that she doesn't care. She barges into the lounge
room and tells the police to leave her husband alone. Wayne stares
at her and tells her that it's no use. The first detective asks
her if she's Mrs. Hamilton. Karen insists, "He doesn't know
what he's saying." The detective asks if they could just
have a bit of calm. He then asks Karen if she has something to
say. Karen tells him, "My husband is very close to a nervous
breakdown. He's been suffering delusions for several weeks now.
I know he's claiming to have killed a man but it's absolutely
ridiculous - it's all in his mind." The detective
turns to look at Wayne. Wayne just sits there, apparently not
knowing what to think.
In the lounge room at Charlie's, Leigh pops the cork out of a
bottle and starts pouring the contents into two glasses. Charlie
comes in and asks her indignantly what she's doing, adding that
that's her good champagne. Leigh explains that she thought she
should celebrate: one in the eye for Karen Hamilton. She holds
out a glass to Charlie, but Charlie doesn't take it, instead snapping,
"You're disgusting." Leigh pours Charlie's glass into
her own and retorts, "I'm honest."
At Dural, Karen tells the first detective that she doesn't know
where the idea came from. The detective asks about Bob
Mitchell: had there been any trouble between him and her husband?
Karen, who's sitting on the couch with With, holding his arm,
replies that, no, as she said, it's all in his mind. Wayne asks
if he can talk to his wife alone. Karen quickly tells him that
there's no need to worry - she's not angry with him; she's sure
the detectives understand. Wayne insists that he wants to explain,
but Karen tells him tautly, "I'll do the explaining."
She then turns back to the detectives and goes on that she thinks
they should know that the problem has been going on for the last
three months. The second detective queries, "And you haven't
done anything?" Karen pauses and then replies that she did
think about medical help, but it's not an easy decision;
she supposes now, though... The detective agrees, "Yes."
He then adds that they'd know for sure that her husband was
making it up if they could talk to Mr. Mitchell. Karen explains
that, unfortunately, none of them know where he's living - but
Amanda saw him the day after Wayne claims to have killed him;
they can check that out with her - she's Gordon's niece.
The second detective says, "We will. Amanda... Hamilton?"
Gordon corrects, "Morrell." Karen adds that the day
Wayne first made up the story, he was so depressed he actually
tried to commit suicide; they can check that too - she
called her doctor in. The first detective turns to Wayne and asks
if that's true, and Wayne admits, "Yes." He then goes
on, tears welling in his eyes again, that he doesn't know what
to think anymore - it's all been on his mind so much that he hasn't
been able to think of anything else. The first detective
announces that they'll leave it there for the moment. He then
asks Gordon where they can contact his niece. Gordon explains
that she's on her way back from Europe and she's due in Melbourne
today; he'll tell her to get in touch as soon as possible. The
detective thanks him. He adds that they'll search the area where
Mr. Hamilton claims to have disposed of the body and drag the
lake near that area. Turning to Karen, he adds, "And
I would suggest, Mrs. Hamilton, that you organise treatment for
your husband as soon as possible." Karen replies that she
will. Gordon goes to see the detectives out. Wayne calls after
them, "You'll have to believe me when you find
him." The detectives don't respond. Gordon closes the lounge
room doors behind him, and out in the hallway, the first detective
asks him if he'd say his son is on the verge of a mental breakdown.
Gordon replies that he has been very depressed, but he can't honestly
see him killing anybody - so Karen is probably right.
The second detective points out that she could be protecting
Wayne, but the first detective comments that there's no grounds
for charging him - at the moment. The two of them go. In the lounge
room, Wayne cries to Karen, "Shouldn't have said anything...
can't take it anymore." Karen looks at Alan, who just shakes
A while later, Karen is sitting out by the pool when Alan startles
her by hobbling over to her. She tells him that she's sorry -
her nerves aren't all that good at the moment. Alan sits down
and asks where Wayne is. Karen replies that he's sleeping; he
doesn't seem to want her with him. She goes on, looking worried,
that she really thought he was going to be alright; that he'd
forget about Mitch - but things don't seem to be working out the
way she thought they would. Alan asks her if she isn't asking
a bit much. He adds that if he was Wayne, he
couldn't forget; he doesn't know how she thought this whole stupid
idea would ever work in the first place - it's a bit
bizarre: bribing someone to pretend they're dead so that you can
force a guy to marry you. He goes on that, now, with Mitch playing
up, it's even worse. Karen, suddenly looking thoughtful,
ponders, "I wonder why he didn't show up today." Alan
asks who knows what's on his mind. He then adds that
if he were her, he'd cut her losses and tell Wayne the
truth. Karen, though, looking shocked, retorts that she couldn't
do that - Wayne would never speak to her again; no, she's
just going to have to ride it through: once the police realise
there's no body, he'll calm down, she's sure of it. Alan comments
that he still thinks she's kidding herself, but Karen
tells him that, no, once the police are satisfied, Wayne will
be alright; he's got it off his conscience, that's the main thing.
Alan points out that it's not going to make him think he never
did it; he's not going to be able to forget about it because the
police can't find a body; unless she tells Wayne the truth,
he's going to go through hell for the rest of his life; he's damn
sure he would. He then threatens, "If you're
not going to tell him, I will." Karen, looking shocked
pleads, "No, Alan, please don't."
She goes on that it'll take some time, but she can make Wayne
happy; he'll forget - she's sure he will. She begs, "Please..."
Alan gives in and mutters that she's the one that has to live
with it; she should just make sure she's not the one who ends
up with a breakdown. He gets up and hobbles off, leaving Karen
sitting there, looking worried.
David and Mike are sitting at the kitchen table at the country
house, looking through a gardening book, while Heather works at
the sink. David comments that onions seem to be a waste of time
- they take so long to grow. Mike tells him that if they're really
serious about a market garden, the thing they've got to watch
is not getting a glut of stuff as the prices just drop right down.
There's suddenly a knock at the door and a female voice says,
"Are the bushies receiving guests?!" Everyone looks
round to find Amanda and Andy standing there! Heather happily
asks them when they got back, and Mike exclaims, "Surprise
us next time!" David asks if ten weeks have gone already,
and Amanda replies, "Oh yes! It's good to he home, though!"
Heather asks Andy if he enjoyed the trip and Andy replies that
it was really great. Amanda explains that they thought they'd
come to Melbourne before going up to Sydney - apart from which,
Irene would have throttled her if she hadn't brought David his
present. She hands him a gift-wrapped parcel and he comments that
she shouldn't have. He then asks how Irene is, and Andy
replies that she's fighting-fit. Amanda adds, "And guess
what: she has decided to become a surgeon and she's studying like
crazy." David exclaims that that's great, and Mike agrees,
"Good on her." Andy then asks how Barbara is,
adding that that's the other reason they came through Melbourne:
they've both been very worried about her. David replies that,
to tell them the truth, he hasn't got a clue - he hasn't seen
her for about two or three months. He starts unwrapping his gift
from Irene, and he comments that she's really wrapped it up! Heather
tells Andy and Amanda that she can tell them that Beryl
said Barbara and Ross Newman are still pretty close. Looking worried,
Amanda remarks, "That's a pity," and Andy comments that
he hoped she'd be over him by now. David suggests that they drop
in on her and see for themselves, and Amanda says they will.
She then asks him how he's going with his gift and David laughs
as he lifts out a Toby jug! He smiles that it's just the sort
of thing you'd expect from Irene! He adds that the two of them
are welcome to stay there while they're in town, and Amanda thanks
him, saying that that would be great. She asks Andy if that would
be OK with him. Looking worried, Andy replies that that's
fine - he just doesn't think it's such a good idea if he comes
to Barbara's with her - not if Newman's still hanging around.
Amanda comments that that's fair enough.
A gaunt-looking Barbara walks into the lounge room at Toorak,
followed by Ross, and she tells him that it's good to see him.
Ross replies, "And you." Barbara asks him if he brought
her prescription for her. Ross takes out a small bottle of tablets
and shakes it at her. He then tells her that a funny thing happened
on the way there today: he saw two kids dressed up in monster
outfits; they couldn't have been knee-high to grasshoppers! Barbara,
looking somewhat distant, exclaims, "Kids!" She then
goes on that David rang and said Beryl had given birth; she really
must try and see her, sometime. Ross muses that there's
a child that's been born with a silver spoon in its mouth. Barbara
looks down at the bottle of pills he's holding and replies, "Yes,
isn't it..." Ross stares at her and asks her if she's been
overdoing it, as she's getting a bit vague; she even forgot to
give him the cheque this month, and he thought she wanted to make
regular donations to the Foundation. Barbara runs her
fingers through her hair and assures him hesitantly, "No...
no, I gave you one about three weeks ago." Ross, though,
tells her that, no, that was six weeks ago. He walks
over to the desk, putting the bottle of tablets down on it. Barbara
stares at it longingly. He tells her that he'll write the cheque
out and then all she's got to do is sign it. Barbara agrees distantly,
"Sure, sure, whatever." She stares at the bottle of
pills while Ross writes the cheque and she then reaches down and
signs it. Ross tears it out, stands up, hands her the bottle of
pills and warns her, "You will watch how many you take, won't
you?" Barbara assures him, "I do, I do, yes."
Charlie is sitting with Gordon in the lounge room at Dural. Gordon
muses that he honestly doesn't know what to think anymore, but
Charlie tells him that Karen is making absolute sense: people
imagine all sorts of things when their nerves give way;
Wayne has just made the whole thing up. Gordon comments that he
hopes so. He goes on that they'll know more when Amanda gets back
- if she did see Mitch today-- Charlie interrupts him
and tells him not to talk about it. She adds that she knows it's
silly to say 'don't think about it', as she's done nothing
else herself. She then tells him that he really doesn't look well,
and she suggests that he get some rest. Gordon stands up and replies
that he was going to ask if she'd mind. Charlie assures him that
she may be pretty whacky sometimes, but she's not that
silly! Gordon smiles and assures her that he knows that.
A short time later, Charlie is sitting on her own couch. Leigh
pours herself another glass of champagne and asks Charlie what
happened with the police: have they come to take Wayne away? Charlie
retorts that, as a matter of fact, Karen has explained the whole
thing: no one was killed; it's all in Wayne's mind. Leigh comments
that it doesn't sound too convincing to her - she might
go over and do a bit of snooping. Charlie warns her to stay away
from the Hamiltons' and she adds that Gordon told her to give
Leigh the rest of the day off, as he doesn't want to be disturbed.
Leigh points out, "But I'd be going over to see if I could
help..." Charlie stands up and snaps, "You
will stay away and that's final." She then goes on, "For
your information, young lady, I'm going to ring Patricia and ask
her to call the whole stupid deal off. Well, she should never
have made you the offer. And I certainly wouldn't have
agreed if I'd known people like Gordon and Wayne were going to
be hurt." Leigh demands, "Where exactly is
Patricia?" but Charlie retorts that it's nothing to do with
her, and she asks Leigh to leave her alone while she talks to
her. Leigh points out that Patricia might want to speak to her
and get a progress report, but Charlie glares at her and snaps,
"Will you get out? I've had enough of your nonsense. And
from now on you'll do exactly as I say or you'll be out on your
ear and I don't give a damn what Patricia wants." Leigh storms
out, leaving Charlie standing there angrily. After a few seconds,
she walks over to the 'phone, dials the Operator and says she'd
like to place a call to Rio de Janeiro, please.
Andy is sitting on the verandah at the country house when a heavily-made-up
Katie approaches him and exclaims, "Andy!" Andy turns
to her and says, "Look who it is!" Katie asks him when
he got back, and he explains that it was today. He adds that it's
great to see her and he tells her that she's looking terrific.
He then asks what she's doing up there and Katie explains that
her mum and dad gave her a call and told her that they'd moved
in, so she thought she'd pay them a visit. Andy smiles and tells
her that if this girl she's sharing with looks anything like her,
he'd like an intro! Katie replies that she hasn't changed that
much, but Andy assures her that from there, she has.
He adds that, whoever her boyfriend is, he sure is lucky. Katie
tells him that there's no one regular. Quickly changing the subject,
she asks if Amanda is inside, as she can't wait to see her. Andy,
though, explains that she's down seeing Barbara. He then tells
Katie to come through and he'll show her his photos. They head
Barbara is giving Amanda a tight hug in the hallway at Toorak
and she tells her that it's so good to see her - she looks wonderful!
She adds that she can't wait to hear about her trip. They head
into the lounge room and Amanda smiles that it would take a couple
of hours and she can't stay that long at the moment; she only
came over to see if Barbara would come out to dinner with them
tonight; Andy really wants to see her. The smile on Barbara's
face disappears and she snaps, "Well I don't want
to see him." Amanda cries, "Aunty Barb..."
Barbara growls that any boy who'd make money by pushing drugs
isn't worth knowing. Amanda retorts that she doesn't believe he
ever did that; she's just been away with him for three months
and you couldn't meet a nicer guy; he's no different from the
way he was when they first met him. She sits down and Barbara
does likewise, asking as she does so if Amanda thinks they really
ever knew him. Amanda replies that of course they did:
he's kind and honest and he helped her when she broke-up with
Wayne and when Todd died; she thinks Barbara is being
very unfair. Barbara snaps that she's not going to change her
mind. A smile suddenly crosses her face again and she says, "Anyway,
now come on. You tell me about your trip to America." Amanda
corrects, "We went to Europe." Barbara's face drops,
but she quickly recovers, "Of course you did! Oh, silly me!
Well, tell me about Europe, then." Amanda tells her enthusiastically
that it was marvellous - Paris was just fantastic; she'll never
forget it. She suddenly notices Barbara's bottle of tablets on
the coffee table, but before she can say anything, Barbara excitedly
asks her if she went to London. Amanda replies that of course
they did - the buildings are starting to look marvellous; they've
just started to clean them up again. Barbara listens and then
tells Amanda that she's got a bit of news for her
- she might not like it, though. Amanda queries, "Hmm?"
Barbara goes on, "When my divorce from Gordon is final, Ross
and I are going to get married." Amanda stares at her in
A while later, Amanda is back at the country house, sitting with
Andy, Mike and Katie at the kitchen table as Heather works at
the sink. She murmurs, "I couldn't believe it. You wouldn't
recognise her. I don't know what they were, but the pills
on the table have got to be the clues." Andy comments that
that makes sense: if he's got her spaced-out all the time, it
would be easy for Newman to lay his hands on whatever he wanted.
Katie glares at him. Andy goes on that there's no way he's not
after her money. Amanda replies that she couldn't agree more:
the way Aunty Barb looks at the moment and the way she's behaving...
no man would look twice at her. Katie looks down guiltily.
Heather chips in that it's a terrible thing, believe her, and
she asks Katie if she remembers in Perth how she let
herself go but Katie couldn't convince her of that; she made her
look at herself in the mirror and she couldn't see anything wrong;
your brain goes 'soggy'; trying to get off them's the worst part.
She adds that how anyone could deliberately set out to get someone
addicted is beyond her. Katie suddenly says she doesn't
think Ross would do it on purpose - he's a doctor,
not some drug pusher. Andy points out curtly that he's shown
what he is: he planted hash in his van just to make sure Barbara
would throw him out, because he knew he was onto him. He adds
angrily that he can't actually believe Newman has got Barbara
conned into thinking he's going to marry her. Katie looks
down at the table. Andy adds that they've got to make Barbara
see sense before it's too late. Katie suddenly stands up and exclaims
that she forgot: it's her turn to stock the 'fridge, and the shops
close in half an hour; her flatmate will blow a fuse if she forgets.
Heather gives her a kiss and tells her that she'd better hurry.
Katie tells Andy and Amanda that it's nice to see them both back
in one piece, and she goes. Amanda asks Heather who Katie is flatting
with now - anyone they know? Heather replies that it's a nurse
from the hospital - a lovely girl.
Katie walks along the corridor outside the door to a flat, takes
out her keys, opens the door and goes in. It's Ross's flat, and
Ross is sitting on the couch, reading. Katie walks over to him,
gives him a kiss and says, "Hi." Ross asks her if she
had a good day. Katie replies that it wasn't bad - Andy and Amanda
were there. A note of worry in his voice, Ross remarks, "Really?
They're back home already?" Katie tells him that Amanda has
been to see Barbara and she asks him if he knows that Barbara
is telling everyone that he's going to marry her. Ross
looks down at his book and Katie goes on that it's been months
since he said he wasn't interested in Barbara, but all he seems
to do is spend more time with her. Ross retorts, "As a doctor,
yes. I've never given her the slightest hint of anything else."
Turning to look at Katie again, he tells her that Barbara is in
a dream world; in fact, he's going to send her to a friend of
his - a psychiatrist. He goes on that he just feels very sorry
for her - she's been so incredibly generous with the Foundation,
and he is sort of responsible; that's why he goes round
there so often: just to keep an eye on her. Katie comments that
she does seem to be taking an awful lot of tablets. Ross muses,
"Possibly, yes." He puts down his book and then admits,
"In fact, yes she is. I think she's seeing more than one
doctor. It's an old trick. That's the other reason I go round
so often: just to try and wean her off." Katie goes and sits
down next to him and comments that that's typical: it doesn't
matter how much he tries to do for Barbara,
he's the one who ends up getting the blame. She then pleads, "Can't
you start seeing her less often? Please...? It's the only way
you're going to stop rumours that you're only after her for her
money." Ross kisses his index finger and places it on Katie's
lips. She smiles at him and says, "Thanks." She then
goes on that once everyone realises that Andy's wrong about him,
she wants to tell her mum and dad about them - it's getting harder
to lie to them. Ross replies that he knows - he'd really like
it out in the open, too. He takes her hand, kisses it and adds,
"You're the only one I care about, you know?" Katie
murmurs, "You too." Ross then stands up and suggests
to her that she start getting a meal together, as he has to go
and spend a couple of hours at the hospital. Katie asks him flirtatiously
what he'd like. Ross muses, "Oh, Katie, Katie... how about
we start with something to eat...?" He kisses her and leaves.
Katie sits on the couch, smiling happily.
Ross pulls up his car outside Toorak and gets out. Another car
is parked outside the house, and Andy gets out of it, points an
accusatory finger at Ross and snaps, "Hey, 'mate', it's gone
far enough. I've heard what you're doing to Barbara and you're
not going to get away with it." Ross growls, "Keep out
of it, you silly little idiot." Andy, though, snaps that
there's no way - this time, Barbara is going to know the truth.
Ross laughs, "She's not going to believe you. She still thinks
you're a drug pusher. Go home and play with your toys." Andy
suddenly lashes out and punches Ross on the jaw. Ross falls back
and drops to the ground.
A few moments later, Barbara is outside as well, as Ross and
Andy struggle on the ground. Andy lands another punch on Ross,
who stops resisting. Barbara yells at them to get up, and she
helps Ross get back on his feet. Andy stares at her and cries,
"Barbara, look at you." Barbara yells, "What
are you fighting for?" Andy retorts that it's because he
cares about her; she can't marry Ross. He then asks her
if she's seen herself; she looks like a zombie. He tells
her to go and look in the mirror. Barbara runs her hands through
her hair, nervously, as Andy points at Ross and snaps that it's
all his fault; can't she see that he's only after her
money? Ross glares at him and growls, "You leave here now.
Otherwise I'll call the police and have you charged with assault."
Andy turns to Barbara and pleads, "Mrs. H..." Barbara
snaps at him that before he left for Europe, she told him to get
out and she meant it. She then tells Ross to come inside and she'll
get him some ice. They walk off, leaving Andy looking worried.
Barbara and Ross head inside, and Barbara asks Ross if he's alright.
He assures her that he's absolutely fine. Looking worried, Barbara
asks if she's really as bad as Andy says, but Ross tells her not
to be silly - Andy is just trying to hurt her. He adds,
"Barbara, do you think I'd marry a zombie?" and he leads
her into the lounge room.
It's nighttime, and at Dural, Wayne is lying on the couch in
the lounge room as Karen sits next to him. She tells him to give
it a few weeks and he'll be able to forget the whole thing ever
happened. Wayne, though, calmly tells her that the body is in
the lake; the police will find it and that will be the end. Karen
replies, "Maybe not. The water's very deep and it's a very
large area. Besides, I got the feeling the police believed what
I was saying." Wayne murmurs, "I hope they do
find him." Karen suddenly snaps, "Oh do you?
Well that's nice." She stands up and turns away
from him, going on and asking him if he has any idea what she's
going to feel like if he goes to jail - or is it so awful being
married to her that it's some sort of escape? Wayne quickly says
he's sorry - it's just that when Leigh said why she'd gone off,
he knew someone was trying to blackmail her and he couldn't let
that happen; he only rang the police because of her.
Karen sits down again, takes Wayne hand and assures him, "Oh,
darling, you needn't have worried. When I got there, nobody showed
up. And now you've talked to the police, it's pointless
for anyone to try and blackmail me. Truly, I believe it's all
going to be over very soon." Wayne murmurs, "Tell you
one thing: when they do find the body, I won't
let you be brought into it." Karen stares at him,
On the 'phone in her lounge room, Charlie asks, "Are you
absolutely certain Margaret Stone isn't there?"
She adds, "Oh yes... And there's no address?" She then
puts on an accent and repeats, "She give you no address...?!"
She then concedes, "Yes. Thankyou very much. Thankyou."
She hangs up and calls for Leigh. Leigh immediately comes in and
comments that Charlie took long enough. Charlie explains
that she made three attempts and still got nowhere; Patricia has
moved out and seems to have vanished. Leigh sourly remarks that
that's great - after all the trouble she's gone
to.... She adds that she'd better un-vanish sooner or
later. She then announces that she's going next door: Gordon or
no Gordon, she has to know what's happening. She goes to walk
off. Charlie calls after her, "Then I hope they see through
you. See what sort of a hideous person you are."
She barges past her and Leigh demands, "Where are you
going?" Charlie just retorts, "Out."
There's a knock on the front door at Dural and Wayne gets up
from where he and Karen are sitting on the couch to answer it.
Karen follows him out into the hallway. He opens the door to find
the two detectives who interviewed him earlier standing there,
and the first one tells him, "Mr. Hamilton, we've found a
body at the lake." Wayne nods. The detective adds, "I'd
like you to accompany us to the station, please." Wayne looks
at Karen, relief on his face. Karen stands there looking horrified.