Caroline goes to the door. Before she can open it, there's further
angry knocking. She opens the door to reveal Mark Bradley standing
there. He immediately demands, "What took you so long?"
Caroline excuses, "I was in the bathroom." Mark walks
into the apartment. Caroline offers, "Drink?" but Mark
ignores her and asks curtly, "Well? What's your decision?"
Caroline replies, "You mean, do I come with you?" Mark
adds, "Or do I go to the police?" Caroline
walks over to the bar and tells him, "I can't forget the
good times, you know." Mark points out, "It doesn't
have to change. It's up to you." Caroline tells him, "I
know - and you could be worth a fortune with me by your side."
She pours some drinks as Mark assures her, "You don't have
to tell me that." He then puts his hands on Caroline's
shoulders and says, "Come with me now and we'll spend the
night at my hotel." Caroline ignores him, instead just handing
him his drink. She then goes and sits down. As she does so, Mark
tells her, "I thought I'd be on a winning streak,
so I booked us on a flight to Rome tomorrow afternoon." Caroline
points out, "Give a girl time. I've still got to pack and
you know what that's like." Mark accepts that. Caroline
then asks him what he would have done if she'd said she couldn't
come with him. Mark retorts, "Exactly what I said: I'd have
gone to the police." Caroline asks, "Even though you
know I didn't steal the painting?" Mark replies, "Yes.
How could you ever prove it?" Caroline muses, "I
could try," but Mark asks her, "Do you think
the police would believe I'd give you something so valuable?"
He adds, "Mind you, if I'd known you were going to take it
in the first place, I wouldn't have given it
to you." Caroline asserts, "But it was a gift?"
Mark raises his glass and replies, "Yes - but only while
you stayed with me."
Andy is standing in Fiona's flat, looking impatient. He snaps,
"Where is she? Is she ready?" Fiona sighs, "Hold
your horses - she's coming. And I'd like to remind you
that she is a very shy girl - her upbringing is very different
from the kids around here." Andy mutters, "I know, I
know." Fiona goes on, "She's got a young man coming
out from Greece to marry her, and I don't want you to put a spoke
in the wheel." Andy asks innocently, "Would I do that?"
At that moment, Helena and Jill emerge from one of the bedrooms,
and Andy stares at Helena - who's wearing Jill's red dress - taken
with her beauty. He smiles, "Wow! Look at you!"
Helena asks uncertainly, "Am I alright?" and Andy assures
her, "Yeah, you definitely are alright!" He then suggests
that they don't want to be late, so they should make a move. Helena
tells him that she is looking so forward to it. Fiona warns Andy,
"Not too late," and Andy assures her that they won't
be. Helena then thanks Jill, and Jill wishes her a good night.
She and Andy go. Fiona sighs at Jill, "Oh, I hope I've done
the right thing." Jill smiles, "Oh, I think you have.
If you're worried about Andy, don't be. He'll look after her."
Fiona murmurs, "Yeah, I know he will."
At the Morrell apartment, Mark puts his glass down on the table
and tells Caroline that her drink's finished, so she can get her
packing done; they're leaving. Caroline puts down her glass as
well, but then says slowly, "I think I've changed my mind.
I don't think I want to go with you after all." Mark glares
at her and snaps, "I wasn't joking, Caroline. I'll go to
the police as fast as--" Caroline, though, interrupts him
and assures him, "Oh no you won't. If we end up in court
together, it'll be my word against yours - and I have the advantage
of witnesses." She gets up and walks over to the bar. As
she does so, Mark asks her what she's babbling about. Caroline,
though, smiles that she's not babbling. She then says
more loudly, "Am I?" At that point, the sliding
door that leads to the bedrooms is pulled back and Gary walks
out and says, "G'day." Amanda follows him. Caroline
tells Mark, "Wayne and Amanda heard everything.
Now your case doesn't exist." Mark suddenly leaps
up from his seat and snaps, "If you think you can get away
with cheating, buster--" Gary grabs him and spins
him round. Caroline reaches for the gun in her handbag, takes
it out and points it at Mark, ordering, "Get out." Staring
at the gun, Mark snarls, "What a laugh. I knew I
should never have given you that." He starts walking towards
her. Caroline starts backing away. She snaps at him, "Just
leave," but Mark growls, "Come on, hand it over. You
know you couldn't go through with it." He suddenly lunges
for the gun and yells, "I'm not fooling." Caroline squeezes
the trigger, but nothing happens, and she stares at it in shock.
Meanwhile, Gary runs in and grabs Mark's arms, pinning them behind
his back. He snaps, "You were told to leave, 'mate'."
Mark yells, "Let go," but Gary warns him, "I'll
break your arm." Mark gives in and Gary pushes him to the
door, telling him as he does so, "You are going to leave
and you're not coming back, right?" By the door, Mark pulls
free and turns to stare at Caroline. He points a finger at her
and threatens, "You'll be on that 'plane with me tomorrow
afternoon. You can bet on it." With that, he storms
out, slamming the door behind him. As Gary rejoins the two women,
Amanda says to him, "I didn't know you had it in you, Wayne."
Gary just stands there, picks up his can of beer and takes a nonchalant
Barbara answers the 'phone at Dural and Stephen comes on. She
tells him that it's nice to hear him. She then adds that Gordon
is in the study; she'll just get him. Stephen, though, quickly
tells her not to bother - everything is sorted out up there; Alan
can handle it. Barbara asks him if he's sure, and Stephen replies,
"Absolutely." He then goes on, "Actually, I'm 'phoning
to ask you a favour." Barbara smiles, "Of course."
Stephen explains hesitantly, "Well, a friend of mine's coming
down with me and I don't think there'll be enough room at Amanda's.
I was wondering if the 'Hamilton Guest House' would have a spare
bed." Barbara muses, "I always think I should build
a new wing onto this house!" She then ponders, "Um...
would this friend be a woman?" Stephen asks her how she guessed,
and Barbara explains, "When my brother sounds as worried
as you do, it's always a woman." Stephen
muses that it's that obvious, huh? Barbara asks him if he's just
a teensy-weensy bit worried that he might put Caroline's nose
out of joint. Stephen, though, tells her that it's nothing to
do with that, and Barbara says she's sorry. She adds that his
friend is very welcome. She then asks if he's sure everything's
alright up there, as he sounds a bit worried. Stephen assures
her hesitantly, "No, no, everything's fine. I... well, I
am worried, but not about Woombai. I'll tell you tomorrow."
Barbara replies that she can't wait and she tells him to drive
carefully. Stephen says he will, and they hang up.
Amanda and Caroline are sitting on the couches at the Morrell
apartment, and Caroline is saying, "I can't understand what
happened." Amanda admits, "I took
the bullets out. And it's a darn good thing I did: you
would have killed him, you realise that?" Caroline
explains, "It didn't even sink in. I wasn't even aware of
pulling the trigger. God..." Amanda says she felt guilty
about taking the bullets, but she's glad she did.
Caroline assures her, "So am I, believe me." Amanda
then gently asks her mother if she's OK, and Caroline nods that
she's alright. Amanda turns to Gary and tells him, "I can't
get over you. I've never seen you like that
before!" Gary explains, "Spur of the moment." Amanda
comments that he looked like he'd done it a dozen times,
but Gary excuses, "I just grabbed him." Amanda smiles,
"Losing your memory has had an amazing effect on you, Wayne.
First Katie, now us... I can't get over it!" Gary tells her,
"From what everyone said, Karen pushed me to the limit. That's
enough. I'm fed up with running away when things get a bit tough."
Caroline tells him that she can understand that - she
made a decision like that not so long ago; that's why there was
no way she could go back to Mark. Amanda tells Gary, "All
I can say is that it's an improvement!" Gary replies,
"Tell you what, if it's OK, I'll stay the night. Call home
and say I've had too much to drink or something - just in case
our friend turns up. I don't think he will, but--" Caroline
completes, "Better safe than sorry." Gary agrees, "Something
like that." Caroline thanks him.
Fiona is watching television in her flat when Jill comes out
of her room - wearing her nightclothes - and says, "Boo!"
Fiona jumps and Jill laughs that she's sorry! She then explains
that Fee wants another glass of water - her temperature's still
up; it's going to be a rough night. She heads off to the kitchen.
The front door opens and Andy and Helena come in. Fiona smiles,
"Welcome back!" Helena joins her and enthuses, "I
have had the most wonderful night!" Fiona laughs that she
can tell! Helena goes on that the people there enjoyed it so much!
Andy adds that he can say it was really good! Helena
repeats, "It was wonderful!" Fiona laughs that she sounds
like a cracked record! Helena, looking puzzled, asks, "Pardon?"
Fiona and Andy just laugh. Fiona then tells the girl that she's
got some news that could really make her night. Helena
smiles, "Oh no, it could not be better," but Fiona asks,
"Not even if it was a 'phone call from Greece?" Helena
suddenly looks down at the floor, appearing to be worried. Fiona
goes on, "Nikos? Is that his name? He sounded a very charming
young man. Eddie Wallace must have given him the number here."
Helena stands up and, as Andy stares at her, says in a subdued
fashion that she thinks she'll go to bed now. She thanks Andy
for a lovely evening and heads off to her room. Fiona and Andy
both look puzzled.
It's the middle of the night when a light comes on in Fiona's
lounge room and Jill emerges from her bedroom. She finds Helena
sitting at the table, a pen and paper in front of her. Jill says
to her in concern that she's not running away, is she? Helena
retorts, "I will not stay and be married to Nikos. I do not
love him. It would be wrong for me to be his wife."
Jill sits down and asks her where she's going, but Helena admits,
"I don't know." Jill asks her how much money she's got,
and Helena says, "A little." Jill sighs, "You really
are jumping off the deep end, aren't you?" She then
continues, "Helena, you're asking for trouble. I know what'll
happen to you - I've been there myself. Look, just wait
until I get Fee settled and we'll have a chat, eh?" Helena
cries, "You can't make me stay," but Jill assures
her, "I'm not saying that. All I want to do is be your friend;
another half an hour or so won't make much difference. At least
hear what I've got to say." Helena sighs and nods. Jill gets
up to tend to Fee.
Katie is busy working on her computer in the lounge room at Charlie's
when Charlie comes in, dressed in her nightclothes, and says,
"Darling, are you still up? Don't you know what time it is?"
Katie mutters, "Yes, I know." Charlie goes on, "You've
been complaining about a headache ever since you were hit on the
head yesterday. You didn't sleep well; why not be sensible and
try and get a good night's sleep?" Katie retorts, "Because
I don't think I would." She then hits the computer
and snaps, "It's this damn thing. It's sort of feeling
all funny - the buttons are sort of too light when I touch them."
Charlie remarks, "How odd." Katie mutters, "Nothing's
coming up right." Charlie asks her if her headache is still
with her, and Katie replies, "A bit." Charlie suggests,
"Then why not try and get a good night's sleep and ring the
repair man first thing in the morning?" Katie sighs, "I
suppose so." She stands up and says, "Night," and
heads off to her bedroom. Charlie picks up Isabella from the couch,
sits down at the computer and starts pressing some keys. After
a few seconds, she concludes, "Well I can't see
anything wrong with it!"
Caroline is sitting on the couch at the Morrell apartment, watching
television, when Gary staggers out of his room, yawning. Caroline
says to him, "Oh, I'm sorry, Wayne. I thought it was down
low enough." Gary tells her not to worry about it. He then
asks her if she's having trouble going to sleep, and Caroline
explains that she was getting angry with herself, so she decided
to get up; she couldn't stop thinking about Mark. Gary comments
that that's fair enough. Caroline goes on that he seems so determined
to see her on that 'plane tomorrow; she's just nervous about what
he's got in mind. Gary tells her, "I think he was
talking through his hat. He strikes me as being off the air a
touch." Caroline, though, explains that it's just his temper;
when he's winning, he's quite generous and loveable; he's just
turned so vicious. She adds that Mark thought she was
lucky for him, but since she left him, he's been on a
losing streak. Gary stares at her and asks, "You serious?"
Caroline nods, "Absolutely. I mean, that's why he wants me
back with him." Gary asks, "He's a gambler?" Caroline
replies, "A very heavy one. He's a professional." Gary
asks, "Horses?" but Caroline explains, "No, he
prefers cards. He's quite well-known in Europe for his amazing
memory - he can tell you almost every card that's been played
in a session." Gary murmurs that he knows the type. Looking
surprised, Caroline comments, "I wouldn't have thought you'd
have had much to do with gamblers," but Gary quickly excuses,
"Just someone I knew once." Changing the subject, he
asks Caroline if she minds if he sits with her for a while, as
he's wide awake now. Caroline smiles, "Not at all."
The next morning, Fiona and Jill are having breakfast in Fiona's
flat. Jill is saying that she talked herself silly, but she finally
convinced Helena to stay. Fiona tells Jill that she should have
woken her, but Jill points out that it was silly two
of them losing sleep. She goes on that Helena doesn't want to
marry Nikos, though: now that she's been over there in Australia,
she wants to live like an Australian - and that doesn't include
an arranged married. Fiona sighs, "Oh dear." She goes
on that she's just going to have to call Eddie Wallace. Jill,
though, tells her, "Oh no - she made me promise we wouldn't.
She reckons he'd call her father straight away and then you'd
have to keep her under lock and key until Nikos arrived."
Fiona muses, "Alright, well, I suppose I can hang fire until
I've talked to her." Jill adds, "I feel so sorry for
her. Imagine having to marry someone you don't even like."
Fiona murmurs that she agrees. Fee suddenly starts crying in Jill's
bedroom, and Jill sighs, "Here we go again. I'll have to
take her to the doctor." Fiona, though, suggests, "No,
look, why don't you get yourself some sleep? I'll take
her to the doctor."
Gary, Caroline and Amanda are having breakfast at the Morrell
apartment, and Amanda comments to the other two, "You both
look half-asleep!" Caroline explains that they're mad: they
stayed up to the end of the late, late movie! Gary mutters that
it wasn't worth it anyway. All-of-a-sudden, someone starts hammering
loudly on the front door, and Caroline cries, "Oh no, you
know who that is." Gary mutters that he doubts it,
but the hammering keeps going and Gary makes to stand up. Amanda
warns him, "Wayne, don't. Ignore him; he'll go away."
Gary, though, says, "Better to get it over and done with."
He stands up and strides towards the door as the hammering continues.
He opens it and tells Mark, who's standing there impatiently,
"OK, sport, enough's enough. Clear off or I'll call the pigs."
Mark retorts, "Yeah, you can do that. But you can't stop
me from coming back. You see, you can't hang around all
the time." He turns to Caroline and tells her, "You're
going to come with me tomorrow afternoon, Caroline, whether you
like it or not." After a pause, Gary says to him, "Caroline
was telling me last night you're a pretty good gambler."
Mark snaps, "So what?" Gary asks, "You ever gone
back on a bet?" Mark grunts, "Course not." Gary
mutters, "I didn't think you would." He then goes on,
"We can settle this very simply: how about a little bet?
If I win, you get on your 'plane this afternoon and don't come
back. If you win, I leave - with Amanda - and leave you
with Caroline. What do you say?" Mark laughs and looks at
the two women.
A few minutes later, Mark and Gary are sitting down while Caroline
stands behind them, looking worried. Gary says to Mark, "Amanda
shouldn't be too long getting the things for us."
Mark retorts, "The sooner the better." Caroline chips
in that they're forgetting one small detail: her: she
doesn't like being the prize, thankyou very much. Gary,
though, tells her gently, "It'll be OK. I know what I'm doing."
Caroline snaps, "You could lose," but Gary assures her,
"I won't lose." Mark laughs nastily, "Isn't that
funny - because I won't lose, either." Caroline
Fiona is in the kitchen at her flat, with Andy. He comments,
"Poor girl. She's really screwed up." Fiona tells him,
"Yes, and we can't afford to make it any worse. Do you mind
hanging around until she wakes up? I've just got to get Fee to
the doctor." Andy agrees, "Sure thing." Fiona goes
on, "And will you take it easy with her?" Andy tells
her to just go - she'll be late! Fiona takes the hint and heads
out, just as Helena emerges from her room. She joins Andy in the
kitchen, and he tells her that he's just making her some breakfast
- he didn't think she'd be able to sleep for too much
longer! Helena comments, "That would never happen at home.
A man would never cook a meal for a woman." Andy
hands her an orange juice and smiles that it doesn't happen there
too often, either! He then says to her, "Fiona tells me you
were thinking about taking off last night." Helena nods.
Andy tells her that he's glad she changed her mind. Helena replies,
"Well... all I know is that I can't marry Nikos. If I did,
what would happen if I fell in love with another man?
That's how it should be: I should be in love." Andy
agrees, "Yeah, course..."
At the Morrell apartment, Caroline is sitting down with Mark,
while Gary paces the floor. Mark snaps, "Where's she got
to?" At that moment, the front door opens and Amanda comes
in. Gary asks, "Did you get everything?" Amanda hands
him a brown paper bag and says, "Yes." She then asks
him what he's going to do with it. Gary retorts that she'll see.
He sits down on one of the couches and starts emptying the contents
of the bag onto the coffee table. He takes out three patterned
paper cups, followed by another three paper cups. He then removes
two spikes used for holding pieces of paper.
Charlie is sitting in the lounge room at Dural, telling Barbara,
"The poor girl had a terrible night's sleep and her headache
was still there this morning." Barbara asks incredulously,
"Then why didn't she go to the doctor?" Charlie explains,
"She said it's nothing but eye strain." She then adds,
"Personally, I think it's connected with that whack on the
head - but that's not the main reason I came over: a little bird
told me that Stephen and Caroline are getting back together."
Barbara laughs, "Charlie, your little birds get everywhere,
don't they!" Charlie asks if it's true, but Barbara retorts,
"I don't know - it's a possibility. But you know what rumours
are like." Charlie laughs, "Yes, I know!" Barbara
goes on curtly, "Well, I think this is one you shouldn't
spread, if I were you." Charlie trills, "Darling, you
know me. I'm the soul of discretion!" She then looks
at her watch and announces that she'd better go home and get changed
- she has a fashion parade in two hours. The two women get up
and head out to the hallway, Barbara smiling as she does so that
Charlie goes to more fashion parades that anyone she knows! Charlie
tells her, "You never know who you might meet!" As Barbara
opens the lounge room doors, she finds her brother standing by
the front door, next to an attractive woman in her forties. She
exclaims, "Boy, you made good time!" Stephen stands
there and, slightly nervously, says, "Barbara. Charlie. I'd
like you to meet Jenny Turner." Barbara nods at Jenny in
acknowledgement. Charlie holds out her hand and introduces herself
as, "Charlie Bartlett. Neighbour." Jenny takes her hand
and says, "Hello." She then turns back to Barbara and
tells her that it's nice to meet her - she's quite a famous sister!
Barbara asks if Stephen has been talking, and Jenny laughs, "He
never stops!" She then goes on that it's nice to meet her
- she's been wanting to meet Stephen's family for so long.
Barbara smiles, "Well now you have!" Stephen indicates
the lounge room and invites Jenny to come on through. Charlie
goes to follow them, but Barbara calls, "Er, Charlie - you'll
be late for your parade." Charlie suddenly remembers, "Oh,
yes, I was going, wasn't I!" She then calls into the lounge
room - where Stephen and Jenny are sitting on the couch - "It
was nice to meet you, Jenny. We must catch up while you're here.
Bye, Stephen." Jenny calls back, "Bye, Charlie, nice
to meet you." Charlie walks back and joins Barbara by the
door, where she whispers, "I must say: if the rumour about
Stephen and Caroline is true, I don't think Jenny's heard it."
Barbara suggests, "Let's not start any rumours," but
Charlie exclaims, "Heaven forbid - but I don't think Caroline's
going to be too happy about it. Oh, she's a charming girl."
Barbara agrees exasperatedly, "She seems so." Charlie
continues, "Should be a fascinating few days--" At that
point, Barbara opens the door and says a curt, "Goodbye,
Charlie." Charlie takes the hint and waltzes out, smiling,
At the Morrell apartment, Amanda and Caroline are sitting on
the middle couch while Mark and Gary sit on the couches to either
side of them, so that they're facing each other. Looking worried,
Caroline says to Gary, "This has gone far enough, Wayne.
It's ridiculous." Gary, though, retorts, "Don't worry.
Everything's under control." He puts down one of the paper
cups that he's holding so that the top is face-down on the table.
There are two other paper cups upside down in front of him. He
then says to Mark, "Now, if you've got it wrong, under one
of the boxes is the spike. First one to renege loses." Mark
stares at him and nods. Gary goes on, "OK - now the mix."
He then stands up and starts shuffling around the three cups in
front of Mark so that Mark can't tell which one has the spike
under it. Mark stares at them the whole time. Gary sits back down
and Mark then stands up and shuffles around the three cups in
front of him. He sits down too. Gary smiles at him and
says, "I'll go first." He looks down at the cup to the
left of the three in front of him, raises his hand and slams it
down onto the cup. The cup crumples; there's no spike hidden underneath.
He then tells Mark, "Your turn." Mark stares at him,
looking nervous. Gary taunts, "Not giving up so quickly,
are you?" Mark growls, "Course I'm not." He raises
his hand and places it over the middle of the three cups in front
of him. He hesitates for several seconds, trying to decide which
one to choose. He opts for that cup and slams down his hand. Amanda
and Caroline jump as he does so. The cup crumples. Gary tells
him, "OK, we've both got a fifty-fifty chance now. Under
one of the boxes is the spike. My turn." He looks down at
the two cups in front of him, lifts his hand up so that it's over
to the one on the right and brings it down. The cup crumples.
He then smirks at Mark, "Won't do any permanent
damage. Just a little..." Mark glares at him and sighs heavily.
He raises his hand and places it above the cup to his left. He
starts breathing loudly and moves his hand over to the cup to
his right. He then moves it to the left again. Gary just stares
at him. After a few more seconds, Mark concedes reluctantly, "No."
Gary sits back, triumphantly.
A short time later, Caroline, Amanda and Gary are standing by
the bar, drinks in their hands, and Caroline smiles, "He
won't be back." Gary agrees, "Not if he's the gambler
you say he is. He'll just want to get as far away from
here as possible." Amanda tells him, "Frankly, I think
you were crazy - but it took a lot of guts." Gary mutters,
"Yeah, well." Caroline asks him, "What would you
have done it you had lost?" Gary, though, retorts, "I
couldn't lose." Amanda points out, "But if
Mark had gone ahead and smashed down the second box, what would
you have done then?" Gary tells her, "Played on. I promised
Caroline I wouldn't lose. I'd have slammed the third box if I'd
had to." Amanda winces, "Ow... what a terrible thought."
Gary, staring at Caroline, muses, "I was just prepared to
gamble, that's all." Caroline smiles at him, looking intrigued...
Stephen is sitting at the bar at Dural. Barbara joins him and
asks, "While Jenny's unpacking her things, what's the story?"
Stephen asks 'innocently', "What story?" but
Barbara tells him, "Don't try that wild-eyed act with me,
Stephen. She obviously considers herself your girlfriend. What
on earth possessed you to bring her down here? What's
Caroline going to think? Unless, of course, you've changed you
mind about her." Stephen sighs, "I don't know
how I feel. I thought I did - when I went back to Woombai,
I had every intention of breaking it off with Jenny." Barbara
asks how long things have been going on with Jenny, and Stephen
replies, "Five or six months. She's a nice lady." Barbara
retorts, "I'm sure she is. I hardly think Caroline's
going to think that, though." Stephen insists, "I wanted
to tell her about Caroline; I just couldn't. I don't
think I realised until then quite how strongly she felt about
me. I've been promising to bring her down to Sydney for a holiday
for ages - she deserves a break. When she asked
me again, I just couldn't say no." Barbara points out tautly,
"Well, you've certainly brought it to a head beautifully,
haven't you. You're going to have to decide who you want: Jenny
or Caroline." Stephen sighs, "I know. Caroline's changed
so much, I can't deny there could be really something there, but
I can't imagine her wanting to settle down at Woombai. Jenny loves
the place; so do I." He then checks, "You didn't
tell Caroline I was coming back, did you?" Barbara retorts,
"No, I didn't." Moving behind the bar, she then curses,
"Stephen, what a muddle. Do you want a drink? I think you're
going to need one!"
At the Morrell apartment, Amanda smiles that she can't believe
they can finally relax. Caroline agrees, "Neither can I!"
Gary joins them after coming off the 'phone, and comments, "That's
funny - I thought Stephen was up at Woombai 'til tonight."
Caroline replies, "He is," but Gary tells her,
"No - he answered the 'phone just then, when I rang Gordon."
Caroline muses, "That's strange." She then asks, "Do
you mind if I come along with you?" Gary assures her, "Of
course not." Amanda announces that she's got a hairdresser's
appointment, so she'd better make a move. She asks Caroline to
give Stephen her love and heads off. Alone with Caroline, Gary
says to her, "Every time Stephen gets mentioned, you seem
to go a bit strange." Caroline retorts, "He is
my ex-husband. We've only just realised we're still interested
in each other." She laughs before continuing, "I don't
see that it's any of your business." Gary, though, tells
her, "I've been hoping it might be."
Caroline suggests, "Let's see what happens. I've got some
things to sort out with Stephen first." Gary stares at her,
Barbara is reading a magazine in the lounge room at Dural when
the front door bangs and Gary comes in with Caroline. He smiles,
"Good morning! I've brought you a visitor." Barbara
stares at Caroline in shock. Caroline says, "Good morning,
Barbara. I have to admit that I really came to see Stephen - Wayne
said he was back." Barbara nervously replies, "Er...
yes... he just popped in to see Gordon." Caroline asks, "Where
is he?" and Barbara tells her, "He's in the study,
with Gordon." Caroline smiles, "I'll give him a surprise,
but Barbara quickly covers, "Um... well, they are talking
business. Why don't you stay with me and have a cup of coffee
first?" Caroline replies, "I'd love one. First of all,
I'll let Stephen know I'm here."
Out in the hallway, Jenny and Stephen emerge from the study.
Jenny tells Stephen, "Gordon's a delightful man and Barbara's
lovely." Stephen smiles that he's glad she likes them. He
then adds, "I'm afraid I won't be able to spend much time
with you today. Business." Jenny assures him that she'll
be fine. Rubbing her hands down the lapels of his jacket, she
suggests, "Perhaps we can have dinner together tonight?"
She then kisses him - just as Caroline appears in the doorway
of the lounge room. She comments sourly to her ex-husband, "Well...
I see you've travelled with a friend. A very good friend,
by the look of it..."