Gordon takes out his and Barbara's suitcases from a cab which
has pulled up outside Dural. Barbara stands by the front door,
looking apprehensive. The cab pulls away and Gordon says to her,
"Welcome home." Barbara weakly replies, "Thankyou."
She then comments that the garden looks great, but Gordon tells
her that he can't take credit for that, he's afraid - Karen paid
a gardener to come in once a week. Barbara murmurs, "Oh,
I see." Gordon goes on that Leigh looks after the house,
and he adds that, actually, it's an ideal set-up for Karen: she
gives the orders and Leigh does the work! Barbara smiles
weakly. Indicating the door, Gordon suggests, "Shall we?"
Karen is standing by the door as the two of them head inside,
and she tells Barbara that it's good to see her back. They head
into the lounge room, where Leigh is dusting the coffee table,
and Karen tells her that she thinks they'd all like coffee. Leigh
heads to the kitchen to get it. Gordon tells Karen that Barbara
was pleased to see the garden looking shipshape, although he had
to admit that it wasn't their handiwork! Karen says to Barbara
that she thinks a place that size needs a professional touch;
she was sure Barbara wouldn't mind. She then continues that Leigh
has aired the room and put fresh sheets on the bed. Barbara murmurs,
"Um--" Karen quickly asks if that was the right thing
to do, and Gordon assures her that of course it was: Barbara is
back home now and the sooner things settle down to normal, the
better for all of them. Karen tells Barbara that everything is
running smoothly now so there's nothing for her to do but relax
and get well. She then announces that she'll go and tell Wayne
that the guest of honour has arrived and she leaves the room.
As soon as she's gone, Barbara growls, "Well she's making
damn sure I feel like a guest in my own home, isn't she?"
Gordon tells her that she's been through a bad time - she should
try not to make hasty decisions. Barbara points out that Karen
has never liked her, but Gordon suggests that they just
wait and see how things go; as soon as she's settled down, she'll
start feeling better.
The dog on the verandah at the Henderson house in Ceedum is still
baring its teeth at Charlie and growling at her, but it suddenly
gets up and trots round the corner as it hears the sound of a
car pulling up. Charlie follows it and comes across a man and
a woman approaching her. The man is carrying a basket of washing.
Charlie exclaims, "Am I glad to see you!" The
two of them look at her and she goes on, "Well I've been
here for ages - the dog wouldn't let me move." The
man stares at her and demands, "Who are you?" Charlie
introduces herself and explains that she's a friend of David and
Leigh's. The woman asks if Leigh is alright, and Charlie
assures her that she's fine. The man snaps at the woman, "We
don't want any of her friends around here." The
woman points out to the man - calling him George - that Charlie
has come a long way. George snaps that she can turn round and
go back again. The woman - Frannie - suggests that they
can at least give her a cuppa, but George ignores her and tells
Charlie angrily, "Should have picked you'd know Leigh - you're
just the sort that she would latch onto." Frannie goes on
that she'll make a cuppa and bring it out on the verandah, and
George reluctantly agrees, "Alright." He then snaps
at Charlie, "I don't know what brought you here, but I reckon
there's a few things you should know about our Leigh." He
storms off to the house. Charlie and Frannie follow him.
A few minutes later, the three of them are sitting on the verandah
of the house. Frannie is holding a baby on her lap and she offers
Charlie a biscuit to go with her tea. As Charlie takes it, she
comments that their dog certainly doesn't like her. George retorts
that he'd say dogs are a good judge of people. Charlie then remarks
that it really is a gorgeous baby, and she starts tickling his
tummy. Frannie stands up, looking slightly nervous, and says she's
got to take him in - it's nearly time for his sleep. She goes,
leaving Charlie alone with George. Charlie takes the opportunity
to remind him that he said he had something to tell her about
Leigh. George replies, "She's a money-grabbing little slut."
Charlie sits there and puts on a look of shock, saying, "I
beg your pardon?" George tells her not to worry - she isn't
the only one Leigh has conned. Charlie exclaims that
she had no idea! George tells her that Leigh was nothing
but trouble round there; maybe things would have been better for
her brother if she hadn't got him onside - but then, when she
let him take the rap for the-- Frannie suddenly comes out again
and warns him, "George..." He breaks off, stands up
and says, "Sorry, I've got work to do." He walks off.
Frannie sits down and tells Charlie that she's afraid George doesn't
understand Leigh: the poor girl went through a real bad experience,
which changed her whole life. Charlie says sympathetically that
she's sorry. She adds that she'd like to help if she could, but
Frannie tells her that it's best left as it is. She then tells
Charlie that she'd better go, as Tim will be home from school
soon and he'll get upset if he hears about Leigh. Looking surprised,
Charlie comments that she thought they were very fond of each
other. The woman replies that they are: Tim thinks about
her a lot; he misses her. Charlie sips her tea,
looking thoughtful and pleased with herself.
Amanda is walking into Fiona's flat at the boarding house, and
she tells Fiona that she knew she'd be a bit late so she tried
to 'phone, but Fiona has been nagging to someone for hours.
Fiona explains that she had the 'phone off the hook. Amanda asks,
"More crank 'phone calls?" and Fiona confirms, "Uh
huh." Amanda tells her that she really should report it,
but Fiona retorts that that's just probably what they want
her to do: get all hot and bothered and go running to the police.
Amanda points out that, still, these calls can be very upsetting.
Fiona, though, assures her that she'll survive. Changing the subject,
she goes on that she's so looking forward to seeing Barbara again
- she can't tell Amanda how happy she is that she's back with
Gordon. Amanda agrees, "So am I." There's a sudden knocking
on the door and Chris calls out for Fiona. She tells him to come
in and introduces him to Amanda, explaining that he's Barney's
nephew. Amanda looks at him in surprise and queries, "Barney's
nephew?" Chris confirms that that's right. Seeing
the look on Amanda's face, Fiona asks if something is wrong. Amanda
explains that she thought Mitch said Barney didn't have
any brothers or sisters. Chris laughs and comments that whoever
Mitch is has obviously got his wires crossed, because here he
is! Amanda agrees acceptingly, "Must have..." Fiona
suddenly remembers that there's something she wants to show
Chris, and she goes and picks up a framed photo of her and Barney
standing together, laughing. She smiles sadly as she hands it
to him and asks, "Do you recognise anyone?" Chris stares
at it and tells her that it's good - it looks as if they really
enjoyed each other's company. Fiona agrees sadly, "Yep -
we sure did." Recovering her composure, she tells Amanda
that they'd better get going now, and she apologises to Chris
for having to kick him out. Chris asks where they're off to, and
Fiona explains that they're going to visit Amanda's aunty - she's
been in Melbourne for a while. Chris accepts, "Oh."
He then asks if those 'phone calls have stopped and Fiona replies
that they sure have - she took the 'phone off the hook. Chris
remarks that he can't imagine anyone doing anything like
that; placing an ad in the paper. Fiona tells him that it takes
all kinds. Chris comments that it's still a rotten trick. Amanda
suggests to Fiona that they'd better get going, and they head
to the door. Chris tells them that he'll walk down with them.
A hearse is pulling up at the bottom of the driveway, in front
of the gates. A funeral director, dressed in black, climbs out
of the passenger side and goes to start opening the gate. Fiona,
Amanda and Chris are just coming out of the house and walking
down towards the road. As they do so, Chris asks Fiona if she
locked the front door, and Fiona replies, "Of course I did
- why?" Chris tells her that he just can't remember seeing
her doing it, but Fiona insists, "Well I did, so stop being
such a worrier!" Amanda calls to them to come on and hurry
up. They turn the corner in the driveway and suddenly spot the
vehicle parked by the road. Fiona exclaims in surprise, "What
on earth is that hearse doing here? Nobody at the boarding
house has died." Amanda suggests that perhaps they've got
the wrong number. The funeral director approaches them and asks
if they could tell him which is Mrs. Fiona Thompson's apartment.
Fiona, looking surprised, asks, "Why?" The man explains
that they're there to care for the body and remove it. Fiona demands,
"What on earth are you talking about." The man tells
her, "We're here to pick up the body of Mrs. Fiona Thompson."
Fiona snaps at him that she's sorry, but she thinks he's got all
his instructions muddled up. The funeral director asks if this
isn't where Mrs. Thompson lives, but Fiona glares at him and snaps,
"Is this your idea of a joke? Who sent you?" The funeral
director replies that he's just following orders: he's supposed
to pick up the body of Mrs. Fiona Thompson-- He breaks off as
Fiona interrupts, "I am Mrs. Fiona Thompson and
I am very much alive." Pointing to the hearse she
adds angrily, "Now will you go and get into that thing and
get it out of here?" The man, looking humbly apologetic,
says he's sorry. Fiona cries at him to just get it out of there,
and he returns to the hearse and gets in. Chris says to Fiona
that if he hadn't seen it, he wouldn't have believed it. An upset
Fiona cries, "That is the sickest thing I've ever seen in
my life." Amanda comments that she doesn't think
the funeral director knew anything about it, and Chris agrees
that he looked as stunned as Fiona. Fiona snaps, "Someone
sent him." Amanda tells her to come inside; she'll
'phone Aunty Barbara and-- Fiona interrupts her, though, and insists
that she's perfectly alright. She adds that, whoever's doing this
to her, she's not going to let it get to her. Chris tells her
that she should have got the name of the undertaker's so they
could see who placed the order, but Fiona retorts, "No, no,
no, no, no. They'll soon get tired." She then suggests to
Amanda, "Let's go." Amanda asks her if she's sure she's
alright, and Fiona insists that she's fine. She tells Chris that
she'll see him later, and she and Amanda walk to Amanda's car.
Chris stands there, a smile on his face...
Gordon, Barbara and Wayne are sitting in the lounge room at Dural,
while Karen stands by the window, talking on the 'phone. Gordon
tells Barbara that, when she's feeling better, he thinks she should
get back to her golf, and Wayne says he agrees that that's probably
a good idea. Barbara, though, looking worried, says she couldn't
face all those people at the moment. Gordon suggests that, in
a few weeks... There's suddenly a knock on the door, and Gordon
goes to get it. Karen hangs up and wanders over to Barbara and
Wayne slowly, looking upset. Wayne asks gently, "Bad news?"
and Barbara asks what they said. Karen sits down and replies,
"He's going to be strapped to a mobile bed for the rest of
his life." Wayne, looking shocked, exclaims, "God..."
He then asks why he can't be in a wheelchair, and Karen explains
that, if he sits up, he could do even worse damage - his spine
is so weak, he could risk becoming a quadriplegic. Barbara sympathises,
"Oh, Karen, that's awful - I'm so sorry for both of you."
Karen stares at her and snaps, "He won't cause any problems
here: Alan will have a flat and private nurse." Barbara stares
back at her in surprise and retorts, "That was the last
thing that was on my mind." Karen tells her that it's important
- it's going to be difficult enough for her to readjust as it
is. Barbara says curtly, "I'll manage." Karen says she
hopes so - but it's not going to be easy, going back, trying to
fit in again. Barbara snaps at her, "I don't have
to try and fit in. I belong here." Karen retorts,
"So do I." Wayne interjects and tells everyone
to calm down. He then goes on that a lot has happened to all
of them; maybe now is the time to make a fresh start? Barbara
mutters, "Yes, I agree." Wayne tells her to remember
that it hasn't been easy on Gordy, either - if they're going to
make things work, they're going to have to help each
other. Barbara assures him that she's very willing to try. Wayne
smiles and, looking at Karen, says, "Good. So are we."
Karen and Barbara glare at each other.
Out in the hallway, Gordon is telling Fiona and Amanda that the
main thing is that Barbara is home, where she belongs, with family
and old friends; he's sure that's the best thing for her. Fiona
smiles and says she can't see it not working. Amanda
assures him that they'll do anything they can do help her, and
Fiona tells him that the main thing at the moment is making quite
sure that Barbara gets back to her old self again. Gordon thanks
them and tells them that he knew he could rely on them. He then
goes on that, actually, everybody has been very supportive:
Karen's got everything organised and Leigh is keeping the house
in order; Barbara is very lucky. He indicates the lounge room
and the three of them head in there.
In Ceedum, Charlie is walking along the road just outside the
Hendersons' when a teenage boy approaches her. She stops him and
says, "Hello. Are you Tim Palmer?" The boy replies that
he is, and he asks Charlie who she is. Charlie introduces
herself and explains that she's a friend of Leigh's. Tim smiles
and tells her that Leigh wrote about her a while back. Charlie
says she hopes she wrote something nice! Tim replies that it was
just something about Charlie helping her. He then asks how Leigh's
going, and Charlie tells him that she's doing very well.
Tim asks when she's coming to see them, and Charlie replies, "Maybe
later. Well, she's busy working these days." Tim exclaims,
"Yeah?!" Charlie quickly goes on that, considering what
a bad time she had before she left home, she's doing very well.
Tim, looking surprised, asks, "She told you about
that?" Charlie nods and tells him, "She knew I'd understand.
We talked about a lot of things." Tim, looking thoughtful,
asks Charlie if she's been to see his mum, and Charlie explains
that she's just been in to tell them that Leigh is alright. She
then presses, "I suppose you were the only one she could
turn to when such an awful thing happened...?" Tim muses
that he supposes so. He adds, "Anyway, we couldn't let those--.
We couldn't let them get away with it. I don't care what happened
afterwards - I'd do it again tomorrow for Leigh." Charlie
comments that Leigh didn't tell her that he was mixed-up
in it. Tim replies that Leigh was always covering for
him - especially around home. Putting her hand on his shoulder,
Charlie says gently, "I am trying to help her, Tim.
Why don't you tell me the whole story? Well, that way,
maybe I can do more for her." Tim agrees, "Yeah,
Leigh is clearing away the tea things in the lounge room at Dural.
Wayne is looking out of the window, and he tells Amanda and Karen,
who are sitting on the couches, that Gordy's giving Barbara and
Fiona the full guided tour of the garden! Amanda comments that
Aunty Barb always loved the place - it must feel good to be home
again. Karen points out that it will probably take her some time
to readjust, and Amanda muses that she supposes so. Changing the
subject, she goes on, "Oh, the police haven't been asking
you any more questions about Mitch, have they?" Wayne, who
has sat down next to Karen, replies, "No, thanks to you!"
He adds, "You did see him, didn't you?" Amanda
tells him, "Of course I did." Karen smiles and comments,
"Well, that's all over now, thank goodness." Leigh looks
at her, a nasty smile on her face. Karen glares back at her.
In Ceedum, Charlie and Tim are standing by the side of the road,
and Charlie sympathises, "Poor Leigh. How awful for her.
She was lucky to have someone like you to stick by her."
Tim replies, "She needed me," and Charlie agrees, "Yes,
she certainly did." Tim suddenly notices George approaching
and he murmurs that he'd better go. George joins them and snaps
at Tim to get inside. He then tells Charlie to get lost, adding
that the last thing they need is her around there stirring up
trouble. Tim asks her to give his love to Leigh. George snaps
that he told him to get inside. Charlie walks off.
Gordon, Fiona and Barbara are still walking in the grounds at
Dural. They stop, and Barbara points to a plot in the distance
and asks what's going in over there. Gordon replies that he doesn't
know; he'll ask the gardener! He walks off to where the gardener
is working. Fiona smiles and tells Barbara that he's just so happy
to have her back. Barbara smiles and agrees that he's been very
good - but he's going to want to talk sooner or later. Fiona tells
her not to rush it, but Barbara muses that she can't put it off
forever - he's going to want to know how she really felt
about Ross. They go and sit down on a little brick wall, and Fiona
tells Barbara that Gordon is a very kind man - he'll wait. Barbara
muses that he may have to - there's no hope of having
a real talk with Karen and Wayne in the house - especially as
Karen is doing her best to make her feel like she doesn't belong.
Fiona tells her that Karen and Wayne should have a place of their
own, but Barbara explains that, now that Alan is confined to a
bed, and Gordon really likes having Wayne around... Fiona comments
that it's not easy. Barbara suddenly realises, "Here am I,
going on and on about my problems, and you've had a lot
of your own lately." Fiona smiles and replies that
it's just someone playing stupid tricks - they'll tire of it soon.
Gordon walks back over and rejoins them, announcing as he does
so, "Hibiscus: one white, one pink." Barbara smiles
that that will be nice. She and Fiona stand up, and Fiona says
she hates to break up this 'grand tour', but she really must get
going. Barbara thanks her for coming over, and Fiona assures her
that it was her pleasure - she's so happy to see Barbara back.
The three of them start heading back towards the house.
Charlie walks into a public telephone box in Ceedum, opens her
purse and takes out some notes. Unable to find any change, she
puts the purse down on the counter, picks up the telephone handset
and starts dialling.
At Dural, Fiona, Barbara - with her arm round Amanda - and Gordon
leave the lounge room and head to the front door. Fiona tells
Gordon and Barbara to take care, and Gordon assures her that they
will! The four of them head out to the car. As the front door
shuts, Leigh comes downstairs. The 'phone suddenly starts ringing
and Leigh goes and answers it in the hallway. An operator comes
on and says, "I have a reverse charge person-to-person call
for Mrs. Karen Hamilton from Mrs. Charlie Bartlett in Ceedum,
Queensland." Leigh stands there, looking shocked. The operator
asks, "Is Mrs. Hamilton able to accept the call?" Leigh,
sounding shaky, replies, "Er, no. She won't be back today,"
and she slams the 'phone down.
A while later, Fiona and Amanda have arrived back at the boarding
house; they walk up the driveway and stop by the letterboxes.
Fiona quickly flips the lid open on hers and then flips it shut
again. Amanda looks at her in surprise and Fiona explains that
she was just wondering if her 'friends' had put any little surprises
in there - like a funnelweb spider or something. Amanda comments,
"What a horrible thought." Fiona agrees, "Yep,
well, here goes." She opens the letterbox again, peers inside
and exclaims, "Well, what do you know? No bombs, no spiders!"
Taking out the letters inside and sorting through them, she adds,
"Only bills! Should have left them in there." She then
comes across a letter for Cheri, from the Nurses' Association,
and she comments that Cheri won't be needing their help now that
she's got a job nursing Alan. Looking surprised, Amanda comments
that she didn't think Karen would let Cheri anywhere near
Alan. Fiona, looking puzzled, asks her what she's talking about,
and Amanda explains, "Well, Cheri nursed Todd when he was
in the clinic in Switzerland." Fiona asks, "So? I thought
that would have been in her favour." Amanda goes
on carefully, "Fiona, Cheri's the nurse suspected..."
Fiona, looking shocked, asks, "Huh?" Amanda continues
that there's been no proof, but there have been some pretty nasty
rumours. Fiona exclaims that she had no idea that it was Cheri.
She then adds that surely Karen would know - she was
over there. Amanda explains that Karen came home the
day after Todd died; Todd's father made all the enquiries.
Fiona asks her if she's asked Cheri this straight out, but Amanda
shakes her head, and Fiona muses that she supposes it's not the
sort of thing you could really hit somebody with just out of the
blue. Amanda explains that that's how she felt. Fiona
comments that it's still a bit of a worry.
A couple of minutes later, Fiona and Amanda are inside, walking
along the corridor to Fiona's flat, and Amanda is saying to Fiona
that if Cheri was involved in Todd's death, she couldn't
criticise her - he was in dreadful pain and no one could help
him; it was just a matter of time. Fiona sighs that everyone has
their own opinion - but she couldn't take a life and,
somehow, she doesn't think Cheri could either. Amanda asks if
they should tell Karen, but Fiona asks what they could
tell her - they don't have any proof. Amanda agrees, "No..."
Fiona goes on that it would be terrible to victimise the girl
and then find out they were wrong. She shrugs and heads to her
door, going to put the key in the lock. To her surprise, she finds
the door already slightly ajar. She pushes it open slowly and
heads into her flat - to find it's been trashed: graffiti saying
'YOU'LL GET YOURS, WHORE' has been spraypainted on the
wall and a skull and crossbones has been graffitied on another
wall. The whole pace is in a mess, with furniture tipped over
and newspaper strewn everywhere. Fiona and Amanda look round in
A few minutes later, Amanda is beginning to clear up the mess
as Fiona, talking on the 'phone to the police, thanks the Sergeant
and hangs up. She then tells Amanda that they're sending someone
round. She adds that they'd better leave things as they are until
someone gets there. Amanda says she's sorry. She suddenly says,
"Oh..." and Fiona asks what the matter is. Amanda hands
her the photo of her and Barney, and Fiona stares at it in shock:
the glass has been broken and her face has been scribbled over
in black marker pen. Fiona cries, "Oh no... How could anyone
do that? How could anyone hate me that much?" Amanda, looking
thoughtful, comments that doing that to the photo somehow doesn't
fit in with everything else. Fiona asks her what she means, and
she goes on that everything they've done so far has been to scare
the wits out of her, but this is more personal. Fiona goes and
sits down on the couch and suggests that maybe she was wrong to
go ahead and publish. Amanda points out that the police might
come up with something - fingerprints. Fiona muses that these
people must have known they were going out; all that hearse business
must have been a set-up. Amanda sits down next to her and asks
her what she means. Fiona explains, "Checking up to make
sure we were going out." Amanda comments that they didn't
have to send a hearse round for that. She then adds that
she feels sick. Fiona, staring into space, says, "Yeah. It's
no longer a game of pranks, either. Someone is out to get
That evening, Wayne, Barbara, Gordon and Karen are sitting at
the table at Dural, having dinner. Leigh is standing at the table,
serving, but she heads back to the kitchen when she's finished.
Barbara says to Karen that she checked the pantry earlier and
she thinks it's about time they restocked; she'll make a list
out for her in the morning. Karen, though, tells her not to bother
- she's already given Leigh an order to 'phone through. Barbara
stares at her and mutters, "Oh." There's an awkward
silence, which Barbara breaks by saying she thinks she'll have
an early night. Gordon says he thinks that's a good idea, and
the two of them stand up, say goodnight, and head off upstairs.
As soon as they've gone, Wayne stares at Karen and says earnestly,
"Amanda wasn't kidding, Karen. She saw Mitch."
Karen retorts, "Thought she saw him." Wayne
points out that Amanda knew him better than anyone; she
said she was positive. Karen points out that they
know better, but Wayne goes on, "Maybe not. What if he wasn't
dead? What if he was only unconscious? He could have come-to in
the water." Karen tells him that he's grasping at straws,
but Wayne persists, "But if she saw him--"
He breaks off as Leigh comes back in from the kitchen and he snaps
that he's going for a walk. He stands up and heads out. Karen
stands up as well. Leigh quickly says to her that she's been thinking:
it would be better if she wasn't around. Karen retorts that she
told her she'd find her a flat, but it takes time. Leigh explains
that she doesn't mean that; she means clear out altogether. She
goes on, "You paid Mitch to get lost. I want you to do the
same for me." Karen asks why, and Leigh quickly
replies that she's just had the whole thing; give her the money
and she'll go for good. Karen muses that she's in a hurry, isn't
she? but Leigh asks why not. She adds that she thought she'd go
tonight. Karen laughs nastily and asks her if she thinks
she keeps that kind of money in the house. She concludes, "I'll
sleep on it." Leigh demands, "I want out. Now."
Karen points out that one more night's not going to hurt, is it?
She then realises, "You're scared, aren't
you?" Leigh snaps, "I told you: I'm just sick of the
whole thing." Karen retorts, "And I said I'd
sleep on it." She walks off, leaving Leigh looking
The next morning, at the boarding house, a workman is painting
the wall in Fiona's flat to cover up the graffiti and a locksmith
is changing the lock on the door. Fiona is sitting at the table,
a coffee in her hand, looking upset. Chris suddenly walks in and,
looking surprised, asks, "What happened here?"
Fiona laughs sadly and tells him that he should have seen it when
they came home yesterday. Chris asks her if she was burgled.
Fiona replies that they didn't take anything, but they certainly
managed to make one heck of a mess. Chris asks when they got in,
and then adds, "Oh, while you were at the Hamiltons'?"
Fiona confirms, "Mmm." She adds, "Where were you
and Andy when I needed you?" Chris explains that they stayed
out and caught a few bands; they didn't get home until pretty
late. He adds that he wishes they'd been around, but Fiona tells
him that she's glad they weren't - if the intruders had had a
go at them, she'd feel even worse. Chris comments
that whoever it is has obviously got it in for her, and he adds
that what worries him is that each time it's getting
more serious. Fiona replies that, hopefully, the police will come
up with something. Chris remarks, "Maybe - but they don't
solve many break-ins. I reckons these guys are building up to
something big: I mean, the 'phone calls... the snake...
the hearse was really sick - that even shook me
up. And to come home to this. Lock or no lock, Fiona,
you're staying--" Fiona interrupts him and snaps, "Chris,
alright, alright, you've made your point." Chris tells her
that he's sorry - he's just really worried for her. Fiona tells
him that the police have suggested she go away for a few days
while they try and find out who's behind all this. Chris asks
her where she'll go, and Fiona replies, "Woombai - they'd
be hiking to try and find me up there." Chris muses,
"Right. Andy's mentioned it. Sounds like a great place."
Fiona tells him that it is, but she'd be running away
from things, and that's just not her style. Chris comments that
it's sensible for the time being. He adds, "Hey. Look. I
haven't got a job yet, I've still got a few dollars stashed, how
about I take a holiday and play bodyguard for a few days?"
Fiona smiles and asks, "Would you?" Chris tells
her that he'd feel a lot happier if he knew someone was around
to keep an eye on things. Fiona replies that she must admit, she
would be very glad of the company. Chris smiles, "Great..."
Leigh is walking downstairs at Dural carrying two packed cases,
one in each hand. She heads towards the lounge room, where Karen
is standing in the doorway, and demands, "Well? Did you get
the money?" Charlie suddenly appears behind Karen, who retorts,
"There isn't going to be any more money, Leigh."
Charlie says to her, "I'm sorry - really. But we had to stop
you, Leigh. And now we can." Leigh stares at her.