Jenny yells at Caroline, "I don't own Woombai and I can't
order you to leave, but by God, I'll make life hell if you stay."
Stephen warns her that that's enough. Caroline says, "I'll
go," but Colin quickly tells her, "No you won't."
He then tells his mother, "We didn't do anything. Why don't
you get off your high horse and listen to what actually--"
Caroline interrupts him and says, "No, Colin, there's no
point in lying." Colin stares at her in surprise as she adds,
"I'll leave in the morning." She walks out, leaving
Wayne to comment, "She's sick". Colin, though,
yells at him, "You're the one who's sick."
He then turns back to Jenny and goes on, "And you.
Talk about going off the deep end. Who gave you the right to go
around slapping people?" Stephen snaps at him, "You're
her son, for heaven's sake. She was trying to protect
you." Colin, though, yells, "I am not her son.
And I don't need protection." With that, he storms out. Wayne
goes to follow him, but Gordon demands, "Where the hell do
you think you're going?" Wayne replies with a smirk,
"To pack. I've been relocated to the Reid House, remember?"
He then addresses everyone and adds bitterly, "Just look
at yourselves before you start ganging up on me
next time." With that, he walks out.
A short time later, Caroline is in her room at the guest house,
packing, when there's suddenly a knock on the door. She calls,
"Come in," and the door opens to reveal Colin. Looking
worried, Caroline asks him what he's doing there. He pleads, "Don't
leave - please." Caroline, though, insists that
she has to. Colin asks her why she said they shouldn't lie; nothing
happened. Caroline, though, points out that they wanted
it to, and there's not much difference. She goes on that he mustn't
blame Jenny - mothers always think about their children as children.
Colin cries that Jenny still shouldn't have hit her, but Caroline
insists that the main thing is that she's right: if she stays
on, it won't be fair to him. Colin cries that she told him she
loved him. Caroline asks gently, "Did I?" Looking
puzzled, Colin murmurs, "I thought... when you were saying
how much you cared..." Caroline replies softly, "I just
meant what I said: you're a lovely young man, Colin, and you mean
a lot to me. If you think it didn't mean anything, it did
- but if I stay on here, you're not going to look at anyone else
for months and I don't want that. There are lots of attractive
girls around, so get out there and knock them dead, right?"
Colin just stands there, looking rueful. Gently placing the palm
of her hand to his cheek, Caroline assures him, "You'll meet
Samantha, Sally and Brett are sitting at the kitchen table at
the country house while Charlie works at the sink and Leigh puts
some pans away in the cupboard. Samantha asks Brett what they're
watching tonight, and Brett smiles, "Fangs!"
Samantha comments that that sounds gross! Leigh tells
her, "You'll love it!" Samantha asks when it starts,
and Leigh smiles, "Two minutes, if someone else would like
to help me!" At that moment, Andy comes in from outside and
tells Sally that she'd better get ready, as he has to leave soon.
Sally comments that she thought she'd be alright as she is,
and Andy, looking slightly surprised, agrees, "Whatever."
There's suddenly a knock at the back door and Leigh opens it to
find Adam standing there. She lets him in, but he immediately
tells Charlie that his dad's there. Eric comes in behind him and
says to his ex-wife, "Hello, er, Charlie." He then hands
her some flowers and chocolates and asks her if he can have a
word. Sally takes the flowers to put in water. Charlie suggests
to Eric that they head into the lounge room and they go. In the
kitchen, Sally asks Adam what's going on, and Adam explains, "We
were talking about the transcripts and I made him see he was wrong
about a few things. He came round to apologise." Sally asks,
"Does he mean it?"
In the lounge room, Eric says to Charlie, "Of course I do.
I wouldn't be here if I didn't." Charlie comments sourly
that it's rather a sudden change of heart, and Eric agrees that
it is, adding that it hasn't been easy, either: for nearly 16
years, he's been convinced that he was right, and admitting that
perhaps he wasn't wasn't something he'd do lightly. Charlie comments,
"There's still a 'perhaps'?" and Eric tells her that
he might not have been entirely fair to her,
but she wasn't exactly a model mother. Charlie opens
her mouth in horror, and Eric quickly corrects that what he means
is that they both had faults. Charlie mutters that, as apologies
go, this isn't amounting to much. Eric growls, "Agatha, please..."
He quickly corrects, "Sorry. Charlie." Charlie
muses that old habits die hard. Eric goes on that, right or wrong,
he wanted the best for Sally and Adam - every time; he loves
those kids. Charlie assures him, "I don't want to steal them.
I just want to get to know them. There's no reason why we can't
all be friends, is there?" Eric smiles gratefully.
In the kitchen, Andy is looking at some papers lying on the table,
and he asks if anyone knows where Elizabeth Street in Kew is.
Adam says he doesn't, so Andy heads out to his van to get a street
directory. Meanwhile, Samantha comments to Adam that she can't
hear any screams of disagreement, and Adam points out that he
said his father was on the level. Charlie suddenly waltzes
in and smiles gleefully, "All's well, darlings! Now, where
are the chocolates?" Sally asks what's going on, and Charlie
explains that she's accepted Eric's apology and now they're going
to watch the movie. Everyone heads off to the lounge room, leaving
Leigh and Samantha standing doing the dishes. Leigh goes to follow
them, but Samantha stops her and asks her if she could talk to
her for a minute. Leigh turns to face her and demands, "Well?"
Samantha tells her, "We haven't been getting on very well
and I know most of it's been my fault. I just wanted you to know
that I came down here because I'd had a pretty rough time. That's
all. I've been taking it out on everyone; I didn't mean
any of it." Suddenly looking worried, Leigh asks, "What
sort of a tough time?"
Everyone is settling down in the lounge room and Charlie asks
where the girls are. Beryl comments that they're probably still
washing up, and Charlie muses out that they'll only miss the credits.
Brett asks if they should start, then, and everyone nods in agreement.
Brett switches the video on and the tape starts playing.
In the kitchen, Leigh says to Samantha, "You mean you didn't
do it for money?" Samantha explains, "I don't
even remember it. I was drugged and they hadn't let me
sleep for days - and they forced me to. They filmed everything.
I had to get the tape back; it's all I've been thinking about;
I didn't mean to be catty." Looking increasingly
panicky, Leigh cries, "Oh no," and she runs off to the
In the lounge room, Eric stands up and murmurs, "What
the hell?" Brett, staring at the screen, cries, "That's
Samantha!" Leigh runs in but stops in her tracks when she
sees it's too late. Samantha runs in after her as Eric snaps,
"Turn that filth off now." Brett does as he's
told. Looking horrified, Samantha runs out. She heads into the
kitchen, where Andy has just come back inside. She cries to him,
"Get me out of here." Andy asks what's wrong, and Samantha
cries, "They've seen it. I have to get out." She runs
outside as Andy asks, "Seen what?" He goes
In the lounge room, Eric is snapping that he's never seen anything
so sick in his life, and he asks what other
tapes there are in the house. Adam asks where that one
came from. Eric snaps at Charlie that she ought to be reported.
Charlie cries, "It isn't mine." Eric points out, "It's
in your house," but Charlie insists, "We didn't
know." Eric tells her, "I don't care what you
say. My daughter's not staying in this brothel a minute longer."
Beryl starts to say, "I can assure you--" but Eric interrupts
her and snaps, "Come on, Sal." Turning back to Charlie,
he adds, "You never were fit to be a mother."
With that, he leads Sally out. Charlie bursts into tears. Adam
asks Brett if he knew what was on it but Brett says he didn't.
Adam asks, "Did anybody?" At that moment, Andy
comes in and demands, "Where's the tape?" Adam asks
him what he knows about it, and Andy explains, "We
just spent the last week getting it back off the people who made
her do it." Adam hands it over and Andy goes on, "She
thought she'd burnt it this morning, but someone must have switched
it on her." Adam asks, "Who'd do a thing like that?"
Leigh just stands there, looking worried...
Gordon is sitting at the living room table at Woombai when Wayne
comes in, carrying a packed suitcase, and announces that he's
off to the Reid House. He adds, "I'll catch you tomorrow
- we'll go over the plans for the tourist development then."
Gordon, though, mutters, "I don't think so." Wayne asks
him if he wants to do it now, but Gordon tells him, "Stephen
can handle it." Wayne, looking surprised, asks, "By
himself?" Gordon points out, "I've already
said you're to have nothing to do with running the company."
Wayne laughs, "I've heard that song before,"
but Gordon suddenly shouts at him, "It's no joke, Wayne."
Wayne quickly says he's sorry. Gordon then asks him what he was
trying to prove this afternoon: that two wrongs make a right?
As Barbara looks over from the couch, he goes on angrily, "I've
given me chance after chance and you make a fool of me every time."
Looking worried, Barbara warns, "Gordon..." Gordon,
though, continues, telling Wayne, "I can't force you to sell
your shares, but as of now, you're no longer an employee of the
company." Wayne glares at him and snaps, "When you were
too sick to work, it was me who kept your business afloat."
Not looking at his son, Gordon tells him, "You can move out
of Woombai - and Dural; find somewhere of your own; anywhere;
I don't care. In future, we'll have as little to do with each
other as possible." Finally turning to look at his son, he
asks, "Is that understood?" Wayne glares at him and
then turns and walks out. Barbara looks over at Gordon, sympathetically.
In the kitchen, Stephen tells Jenny that she can't really blame
Colin - it isn't easy to say 'no' at his age, particularly
if you're led on. Jenny mutters, "Which he obviously was.
The woman's nearly 40. Trollop." Stephen insists
that there's no excuse for Caroline, but there's no point
in getting-- He breaks off as Colin comes in. As Stephen lapses
into silence, he growls, "Don't stop because of me."
Jenny asks him where he's been, and he retorts, "Walking."
There's silence for several seconds, which Colin breaks by saying,
"I'm going back to Sydney - with Caroline." Jenny growls,
"Over my dead body." Colin retorts that someone
has to look after her, but Stephen asks him if Caroline
has agreed to this. Colin admits, "Not yet." Stephen
says he doesn't think it's a very good idea, but Colin growls,
"No, you wouldn't, stuck out here in Peyton Place. I'll treat
her a hell of a lot better than you ever did, I can tell
you that." Jenny snaps at Colin, "Alright,
that's enough." Colin glares at his stepmother, who then
asks, "What if Caroline doesn't want you to go back
to Sydney with her? Maybe you were just someone to fill in time?
I just don't want to see you hurt." Colin snaps that he's
not arguing: he's going to Sydney with Caroline in the morning
and that's the end of the discussion.
Beryl is folding up the dish cloth in the kitchen at the country
house when Leigh wanders in. Beryl comments to her sourly, "Some
people never change, do they?" Looking upset, Leigh
insists, "I tried to stop it. If I'd known earlier...
well, she was acting like a tramp: leading Brett on, not caring
about his feelings or mine." Beryl snaps
at her that there's no excuse. At that moment, the back door opens
and Brett comes in. Beryl asks, "How is she?" and Brett
replies that Andy has taken her back to the motel. He then goes
on, "He told me about how it all happened: the tapes and
what they were doing down here." Leigh stares at him and
then says in a shaky voice, "Brett... I didn't know.
Honestly..." Brett just snaps at her, "Don't
talk to me, Leigh. I couldn't be bothered listening. In fact,
if you can keep away from me from now on, do." With
that, he storms off.
Barbara sits down in Caroline's room at the guesthouse as Caroline
says to her, "I hope you didn't drop in to give me a lecture
on morals." Barbara explains, "I thought you
might like someone to talk to." She then asks Caroline how
she's getting back: 'plane? Caroline nods agreement and Barbara
tells her that she thought she'd go back tomorrow, too,
as Simon's due back this week. Caroline just murmurs, "That's
nice." She then goes on, "I've been a bit silly, haven't
I?" Barbara nods her head. Caroline continues, "I wasn't
trying to break up her family. I was trying to help,
strange as it sounds." Barbara muses that how she was going
to do that isn't entirely obvious! Caroline explains that she
thought that, if she gave Colin some confidence, he'd feel more
at ease; happy; he's not all that comfortable with women.
Barbara comments that it's all backfired, and Caroline agrees
sadly, "As far as Jenny's concerned, I'm the Wicked
Witch of the West." Barbara tells her, "There is
a way you can prove you meant well." Caroline stares
at her and she goes on, "Colin wants to come back to Sydney
with you - he's packing now. You can't let him do
that, Caroline." Caroline shakes her head in concern.
The next morning, Gordon is talking on the 'phone at the homestead,
saying, "Wayne moved into the Reid House last night."
At the other end of the 'phone, Detective Sergeant Dunross tells
him that they'll catch up with him, and they hang up. Gordon goes
and joins Denise, Jenny and Stephen at the breakfast table. Denise
says she might go for a ride today, and Jenny asks her if she's
feeling better. Denise nods, "Now that Wayne's left."
Stephen suggests to her that she get someone to go with her, and
Denise agrees, "Sure. I don't mind." Colin comes into
the room and Jenny asks him if he'd like some breakfast. Colin,
though, says hesitantly, "No. I'm, um, going over to pick
up Caroline. I've come to say goodbye." Jenny looks at him
sympathetically and says, "Darling, Caroline's already left.
She flew out early this morning with Barbara." Colin stares
at her and cries, "I don't believe you." Stephen hands
him a note and explains that Caroline asked him to give it to
him. Colin storms out.
A few minutes later, Colin is approaching the old shack in the
grounds . He takes Caroline's note out of his pocket and reads:
"I tried to explain last night. I'm not running away
and I don't regret anything - although I am sorry I couldn't
help the way I wanted to. But you can't come and live with me
- it's impossible. I did enjoy the time we spent together, even
if we never did get to Harper's Lookout. I know I'll always look
back on our time together as a wonderful few days; I hope you
do, too. But you have to let go. I'm sorry, Colin, but there really
is no choice. Please, don't be sad."
Colin stands there, looking upset.
Wayne emerges from the Reid House, carrying some washing, just
as DS Dunross and his colleague are approaching. Wayne looks at
them and asks what's up. Dunross tells him, "I just want
to know where you were between half past twelve and half past
one this morning, that's all." Wayne asks what's happened,
but Dunross just repeats, "Where were you?" Wayne asks
if another girl was attacked last night, but Dunross just demands,
"Do you have a witness?" Wayne laughs sarcastically,
"Oh yeah, sure. The pillows... the blankets..." Dunross's
colleague suddenly pulls one of the shirts from Wayne's pile of
washing: it has blood on it. Dunross demands, "How did this
happen?" Wayne quickly explains, "I had a blood nose
yesterday." Dunross tells his colleague to check the blood
against the girl's. Wayne insists that he was in bed, asleep,
but Dunross tells him, "We're on our way back to the hospital
now; hopefully she's regained consciousness. She was in pretty
bad shape - must have put up quite a struggle. She probably saw
who attacked her." Wayne insists, "Well she couldn't
have seen me." Dunross warns him not to leave the
property, adding that they'll be in touch.
Stephen approaches a worker in the grounds at Woombai as he loads
a bail of hay onto the back of a truck. Stephen says to him, "G'day,
Jack, how's it going?" Jack replies, "Pretty good, thanks,
boss." Stephen then goes on that they've got a couple of
horses free today, haven't they? Jack tells him, "Only a
couple," and he asks Stephen if he's thinking of going for
a ride. Stephen, though, explains that it's for Denise, Jenny's
daughter. Jack says that, if she can wait until lunchtime, 'Harry'
will be free - he's a good horse. Stephen smiles that 'Harry'
will be fine. He then asks Jack what he's doing this
afternoon, and Jack replies that he's washing the stables out.
Stephen asks him if he could spare a couple of hours to go with
Denise, and Jack smiles that he'd be glad to. Stephen
thanks him and walks off. Jack watches him go, but then looks
down, apparently in concern at the tatty state of his overalls.
On the 'phone in the kitchen at the country house, Beryl thanks
Andy and tells him to call if he thinks they can help. She then
hangs up and tells Leigh - who's sitting at the table with Brett
- that she's got the address. She adds that, if she was
Samantha, she probably wouldn't want to see her, but
she does think Leigh owes her some sort of apology. Leigh cries
that it might upset her even more, but Brett, standing
up, tells her, "I'm driving us over there." Leigh looks
at him in horror and starts to protest, but he goes on, "You've
got to face her. Now, are you going to walk to the car or do I
have to drag you?" Leigh picks up her jacket, reluctantly.
A while later, Leigh and Brett are standing in Samantha's motel
room as Samantha sits on the edge of her bed, looking upset. Brett
asks her where Andy is, but Samantha just murmurs that he won't
be long. Brett goes on, "I was driving Leigh over and I figured
I ought to say a few things too. None of us knew what the hell
was going on last night - and when Andy filled us in, well, we
all felt pretty bad. We're sorry, Sam. No one thinks any the worse
of you." Samantha just sits there. Brett walks over and crouches
in front of her, adding gently, "I also want you to know
that it doesn't make any difference to the way that I
feel about you. None at all." Samantha mutters, "I'm
going back to Sydney." Looking disappointed, Brett suggests
that maybe he can visit some time. Samantha just murmurs, "Sure."
Brett then tells her that Leigh's got something to say,
and he heads out, telling Leigh as he does so that he'll see her
downstairs. When he's gone, Samantha says to Leigh, "It took
me ages to work out why you did it. I kept thinking:
'it couldn't be that simple'." Leigh admits, "I was
jealous. I don't know what to say." Samantha points out that
there's not much she can say. She goes on, "They
all feel sorry for me - but I feel sorry for you:
if you can hate someone that much, you need help."
She then adds, "And next time you hate someone,
just remember me, OK? And whatever you're planning on,
don't do it." Leigh stares at her.
Denise is standing with Stephen and a horse by the stables at
Woombai. Jack approaches them - wearing smart clothes - and Stephen
comments that he's spruced himself up a bit. Jack smiles that
you can't go out smelling like wet hay when you're going out with
a lady! Stephen then says to Denise, "Jack Matthews, your
escort for the afternoon." Denise goes to climb up on her
horse. Jack offers her a hand up, but she tells him that she can
A short time later, a police car pulls up outside the homestead
and DS Dunross and his colleague climb out. Stephen approaches
them and Dunross says to him, "Jack Matthews. He works for
you, doesn't he?" Stephen agrees that he does, but adds that
he's gone out riding and won't be back for a couple of hours.
The second detective asks, "By himself?" but Stephen
explains, "No, with Denise Turner." Dunross and his
colleague look at each other. Stephen asks if something's wrong
and Dunross tells him, "The girl who was attacked last night
was able to give us a positive ID. We thought she was going to
tell us it was Wayne Hamilton, but it was Jack." Stephen
Denise is riding her horse in the grounds. Jack is on his horse
behind her, and the two of them start cantering along.
Wayne is walking elsewhere in the grounds, picking up sticks
and throwing them away again.
Denise has stopped riding and is tying Harry to a tree. She bends
down to check one of his hooves. Jack suddenly puts his hand on
her shoulder and asks, "Trouble?" Denise turns to look
at him with a start, and he quickly tells her, "Sorry. What
did I do?" Denise assures him that it's nothing - it's just
the way he put his hand on her shoulder. Jack asks what's up with
Harry: limping a bit, is he? Denise returns to checking Harry's
hoof, but then suddenly appears to notice something, and she turns
to look at Jack again and says, "You're wearing aftershave."
Jack smiles, "Yeah. You like it?" Denise stares at him,
and Jack demands, "What are you looking at me like that for?
What's the matter?" Denise cries, "It's you.
Oh God..." Jack glares at her, threateningly.
Wayne is swinging a large branch in the growth nearby, pretending
it's a golf club. He suddenly hears Denise crying, "Help!
Please, somebody, help!" and he runs off towards her voice.
Jack has his hand over Denise's mouth, and he's dragging her
backwards through the bush, snapping angrily that she had to be
smart. He adds, "I can't let you go. I'll deal with
you properly this time." He pushes Denise down onto
the ground and picks up a large branch that's lying nearby, but
he doesn't notice Wayne coming up behind him. Wayne hits him with
the branch in his hand and he falls to the ground. Wayne
yells at Denise to run for it. As she goes to do so, she warns
Wayne, "Watch out, Wayne. He's the rapist; he'll kill
you." Jack gets back on his feet and he and Wayne square
up to each other. The branch Jack is holding is a lot larger than
the one in Wayne's hand, and Jack snarls at him menacingly, "Sorry,