Leigh - who has put her daytime clothes on again - is about to
march out through the front door at Beryl's when Beryl emerges
from her bedroom. Leigh says tersely, "I have to go out."
Beryl asks who was on the 'phone. Leigh, though, retorts that
she can't tell her at the moment. Beryl tells her that she can't
just go rushing off in the middle of the night without telling
her where she's going. Leigh insists that it's alright. Beryl,
however, insists that the last thing Leigh needs when she's on
bail is trouble. Leigh just cries, "I have to go," and
she dashes out.
At the warehouse, Brett looks round and starts pulling some large
crates towards him. He manages to pile one on top of another one
and he then then tries standing on them. Unfortunately, he puts
his foot straight through the top crate, causing him to curse
under his breath. Leigh's voice suddenly sails down to him through
the skylight. Looking surprised to hear her there, he calls that
he can't get out. Leigh asks what she can do. Brett tells her
that he's got some rope. Leigh asks what good that is.
Brett tells her, "I'll throw it up to you. See if you can
anchor it somewhere, so I can climb out." He tries to throw
up the rope, but Leigh fails to catch hold of it. He then tries
again, but still Leigh fails to grab hold. Brett tries a third
time, and Leigh this time manages to snatch at it. Brett tells
her to tie it on to something. As she does so, he asks her how
she knew he was there. Leigh calls back, "Tracy rang me."
Brett says, "But she set me up. Why would she call--"
He breaks off as he realises, "They're trying to set you
up, too. The Judge has gone to 'phone the cops; you'd better get
out of here quick." Leigh protests that she's not leaving
him, and she tells him to let her concentrate. She then asks how
they conned him into going down there, anyway. Brett explains
that he was supposed to open the doors, but they were locked from
the outside - and then they threw the rope down after him. Leigh
finishes tying the rope and Brett tugs on it to check it will
take his weight. Having satisfied himself that it will, he starts
pulling himself up. Leigh calls to him to hurry up. He makes it
on to the roof and the two of them then make their way to the
side of the warehouse and climb down. On the ground, two police
cars suddenly pull up. Adam climbs out of one and he orders his
colleagues to run round the back. He makes his way round to the
front of the warehouse - and suddenly bumps into Brett and Leigh
running towards him. Pointing his torch at them, he snaps, "What
the hell are you two doing here?" Leigh pleads,
"Adam, please, we've both been set-up by Tracy. We weren't
doing anything wrong - honest. If you take me in, I'm gone. Please...
we didn't do anything." A few seconds later, another
police officer is walking around another side of the warehouse.
Adam suddenly comes towards him and the officer asks, "Anyone
back there?" Adam tells him, "No. Not a soul..."
Sometime later, Brett and Leigh are back at Beryl's, and Beryl
hands them both cups of tea. Brett sighs, "What a night."
He then tells Leigh that he doesn't know what he can say to thank
her - although he still doesn't think she should have taken such
a risk. Leigh muses, "We made it, didn't we?"
Beryl, however, growls at them, "You might have
made it, but what about Adam? You put him on the spot, didn't
you? Lord knows what it's doing to him." Leigh insists
that they'll talk to him; tell him the way it happened. Beryl,
though, sighs that that's not the point: Adam is a very conscientious
young man; he must be feeling terrible, having to go against the
rules. Brett chips in, "It's all my fault. I'll
take all the blame." Beryl snaps, "So you should."
She adds, "You've done some pretty silly things in the past,
Brett, but I doubt if Adam--" Brett interrupts and growls,
"What could I do? Tracy said that if I--" Beryl interrupts
him and yells furiously, "Tracy? All we
hear about is Tracy. You should never have got
involved with her." There's suddenly a knocking at the front
door, and Beryl adds, "We all know who that is,
don't we?" She heads off to answer the door, and lets Adam
in. He walks into the lounge room and tells Brett and Leigh curtly,
"You two better have a damn good story."
At Dural, Gordon is sitting in the lounge room, reading, when
Barbara comes in and asks him if he can't sleep. Gordon explains
that he couldn't stop thinking about that idiotic brother of his;
he's in Sydney somewhere and he wishes he'd show himself. Barbara
tells him that it's not worth losing sleep over. Gordon, though,
says it's hard not to when you're facing bankruptcy. He then sighs,
"I did the right thing when you found that will. I could
have destroyed it. Why can't he have the decency to see
that?" Barbara suggests that he probably does -
but from what Gordon said, he probably also feels he's getting
the short end of the stick, and he doesn't seem the sort of person
to praise him for being honest. Out in the hallway, the front
door suddenly opens, and Wayne and Mary come in, all dressed-up.
Barbara laughs, "The stop-outs are back!" As they walk
into the lounge room, she then asks them if they enjoyed themselves.
Wayne smiles, "Yeah. We had something to celebrate, didn't
we! I think we deserved a night on the town after getting
a pardon." Barbara reminds him, "She wasn't guilty."
Wayne assures her, "I was only joking!" Mary enthuses
that it was wonderful: Barbara should have seen the nightclub
they went to; there was nothing like it in Brolga! Changing
the subject, Gordon comments to Wayne, "With Roger gone,
your company must be in a bit of a mess." Wayne explains
that they're talking to the lawyers tomorrow - and he'd better
call Caroline and Alison to see where they stand. Mary then says
to Wayne, "The dancers: weren't they great?!" Wayne
smiles, "They were pretty terrific!" Gordon tells them
both that it's good to see them relaxed. Barbara suggests, "Maybe
we should have joined them!" Gordon, though, smiles, "Or
maybe a soothing port would help!" He offers everyone else
a drink, but Wayne laughs that Mary already had three after dinner!
Mary suddenly hiccups and Wayne laughs, "Told you
she'd had a few!"
At Beryl's, Adam is pacing the lounge room floor as Brett says,
"Then, when we saw you, we nearly died."
Adam retorts, "The feeling's mutual." Leigh
pleads, "But do you believe us?" Adam tells
her, "Of course I do - it all makes sense. The main thing
now is to nab Judge and Tracy. I gather Judge is pretty good at
getting other people to take the rap for him." Brett mutters
that he's made that obvious tonight. He then goes on,
"A lot of videos have been knocked-off from the warehouse
in the last couple of weeks. I reckon he thought he could finger
me for the lot." Leigh asks Adam why he just doesn't
raid Judge's place and catch him red-handed. Adam, though, sitting
down, sighs that a fellow like that wouldn't hide the stuff in
his own backyard. Beryl, looking concerned, chips in to ask him
if he's not taking a bit on himself, not telling his superiors
what's happened. Adam, though, tells her, "My decision.
I have to stick with it. The answer is to get the real crooks
and then we're all in the clear." Beryl comments
that she still thinks he's doing it the hard way. Adam, though,
says, "I take being a cop seriously. The only way you can
play it is by the rules - and I broke those rules tonight. People
think it's corny, but from day one, the team is drummed into you;
it's the only way you can handle it - and I let the team down
tonight." With that, he announces that he'd better get going.
Brett stands up and says he'd better make tracks too.
Adam tells him that it would be easier if he stayed at Beryl's.
Brett muses that he guesses so. Adam warns him that he doesn't
want to go back to where Judge can find him, and Brett muses,
"You're not wrong there..."
The next morning, Mary is polishing the coffee tables in the
lounge room at Dural. She appears to be miles away. Wayne suddenly
walks in and asks her cheerfully how she's feeling. She comes
back to reality and explains that she was just having a bit of
a think about her nan. Changing the subject, Wayne asks her if
she'd like to go out again tomorrow night. He adds that tonight's
booked-up with a rotary meeting with his dad. Mary smiles that
tomorrow night would be great! She then adds seriously, "We'll
be getting people talking, though - going out so much." Wayne
assures her, "They can talk as much as they like, as far
as I'm concerned." He then leans forwards and kisses her
gently on the cheek. Suddenly looking horrified, Mary stares at
him in shock and says, "Sorry, I have to get something from
my bedroom." With that, she dashes off upstairs, passing
Barbara - who's coming down them - on the way. Wayne follows Mary
out to the hallway and Barbara asks him what's wrong. Wayne says
he doesn't know. Gordon suddenly emerges from the study, cursing,
"Damn the man. He made an appointment to see the
solicitor yesterday and didn't show up." Barbara asks if
he means James, and Gordon mutters, "Who else?" Wayne
tells him that he's playing right into James's hands; he probably
wants him to get uptight about it, and he shouldn't give
him the satisfaction. Barbara says, "Yeah, for once I agree."
She then suggests a game of golf. Gordon, though, muses that he'd
break the clubs, the way he feels! He adds, "I just wish
to goodness he'd show up - and we could get the whole thing cleared-up
once and for all, be it good or bad."
Leigh and Brett are sitting in the lounge room at Beryl's, reading
the newspapers. The TV is on loudly in the background, but Beryl
suddenly emerges from the kitchen and asks if they could turn
it down, as she has a stinker of a headache. Brett, though, tells
her that she can turn it off. Beryl does so. She then says she
might go back to bed; she'd like to shake the headache before
Rod and Jess get there for lunch; it'll be difficult enough without
a bad head as well. Leigh asks, "Jess coming this
time?" Beryl replies, "Yes. Rod said she was tired last
night, but I think she just said 'no'." Brett suggests
that he'd better get back to the farm. Beryl, though, asks him
why he doesn't stay with her until things settle down
a bit. Brett glances at Leigh and then tells Beryl that he'll
stick around for the rest of the day, but he'll have to get back
tonight. Beryl accepts this and then heads off back to bed. When
she's gone, Brett says to Leigh, "Well, looks like we'll
be sitting round here for the rest of the day, just staring at
each other. Leigh, though, tells him, "No' I've got something
else in mind - a way to get Judge." Brett looks
at her with interest as she says, "He must have been flogging
the stuff he's been pinching. Why shouldn't he sell a video to
me? He doesn't know me." Looking surprised,
Brett growls, "Are you crazy? He might
not know what you look like, but Tracy sure does."
Leigh says she'll take a risk on her not being round. She goes
on, "When Judge goes to pick up the video for me, you follow.
When you know where the stuff is, we call Adam and Judge is fixed."
Brett sighs and mutters that he doesn't want to be anywhere within
coo-ee of the Judge if he can help it. Leigh, though, snaps at
him that it's his fault Adam's in a mess and now he won't even
lift a finger to help put things straight. Suddenly looking guilty,
Brett sighs, "OK, I'll do it." Leigh smiles, "First
things first. Do you have any idea where Judge hangs out?"
Brett replies that he used to talk about a pub near the warehouse,
sometimes; he and his poker mates have lunch there. Leigh grins,
"Well, I think you and I should join him for lunch today.
What do you reckon?" Brett mutters, "Sure." Leigh
goes on, "We're going to nail him good and proper..."
Wayne comes downstairs at Dural and heads into the lounge room.
Barbara is in there and Wayne asks her if she's seen Mary. Barbara
asks if she isn't upstairs. Wayne replies, "No," and
so Barbara suggests that she must have gone out for a while. She
then asks what happened with the girl. Wayne shrugs,
"Search me. She looked a bit down, so I gave her
a little kiss... next thing, she went--" Barbara interrupts
and grunts, "Uh huh." Wayne asks what that's
supposed to mean; is there something he doesn't know? Barbara
tells him that it's not for her to say. Wayne mutters indignantly,
"Hold on..." Barbara, though, says, "If Mary wants
to tell you, she will. Just give her time and be very patient
with her. OK?"
Judge is sitting outside the pub in Melbourne, drinking and talking
to a couple of mates. Leigh suddenly appears in a nearby alleyway.
She's dressed in black, is wearing a leather jacket and has dark,
heavy make-up on her face., Brett is with her, keeping out of
sight, and he points Judge out to her. He then adds that he'd
better get out of there before Judge sees him. He goes on that
he'll wait outside for Judge until he comes out, and then he'll
follow him. The two of them tell each other to be careful and
Brett then walks off. Leigh starts approaching Judge just as he
stands up and asks his mates, "Who's for another?" He
heads inside. Leigh approaches the table and goes and stands next
to it. One of the guys who's still sitting there asks, "Who
are you?" Leigh tells him, "Paula." She then asks,
"How about a drink? Simmo said you guys were generous."
The guy asks, "Oh, you know Simmo, do you?"
Leigh tells him, "You could say that..."
Brett is waiting out of sight of the table when he suddenly spots
Tracy approaching. He quickly dashes over to her and says, "G'day."
Tracy asks sniffily, "What are you doing round here?"
Brett tells her, "I've been looking for you. I got
out on bail this morning, but it looks like your little set-up
worked." Tracy asks, "How did you know where
to find me?" Brett retorts, "The Judge used to tell
me about this place a few times. I thought I'd give it a chance."
Tracy mutters, "I didn't think you'd ever want to see me
again." Brett retorts, "I don't." Tracy
asks, "Then what are you doing here?" Brett tells her,
"I just wanted you to know I was really hooked on you, that's
all. I know what you think about me, but... I wanted you to know
I was really hooked." Tracy mutters, "You'll know better
next time." She goes to walk off, but Brett quickly
puts an arm in front of her and stops her, saying, "Do you
really think you're going to get away with this?" Tracy snaps,
"What are you talking about?" Brett retorts, "Didn't
you even care about me at all?" Tracy groans, "Oh
God. How pathetic can you get?" Brett asks if they
can't just talk about it. Tracy, though, snaps, "Rack off.
I'm not interested and I never was." With that, she walks
Judge emerges from the pub and places a jug of beer on the table.
He stares at Leigh and one of the guys tells him, "Friend
of Simmo's. Paula, here, reckons Simmo said you could organise
her a, er... cheap video tape recorder." Judge looks at Leigh
and muses, "I might be able to help you out." Leigh
smiles, "I'm sure you could. I'll need it by tonight,
though." Judge shakes his head and so Leigh tells him, "I'm
willing to pay extra." Judge asks, "$300?" Leigh
nods, "You've got a sale." Judge tells her, "Come
back in an hour." Leigh suddenly notices Tracy coming towards
the table, and she walks off quickly, in the opposite direction.
Tracy joins the guys and Judge tells her that she's just missed
another sale. Tracy asks, "Good one?" Judge replies,
"$300. Mate of Simmo's." He pours her a glass of beer
and she raises it and smiles, "Good old Simmo."
At the back of the pub, Leigh looks round for Brett. She spots
him and he runs up to her, panting that he saw Tracy, but he couldn't
stop her. He asks her if Tracy saw her. Leigh, though,
explains that she saw Tracy first; she had just enough time. Brett
tells her that she'd better get going home now. Leigh cries that
he might need help. Brett, though, points out that, if Tracy and
Judge see her, the whole thing's had it - and Tracy could
be out at any minute. Leigh warns him to watch himself. She then
Adam is at Beryl's, but Beryl is telling him, "I haven't
got a clue where they've got to. Neither of them said
they were going out." Adam explains that he just wants to
ask them a bit more about Judge; see if they know where he can
find him. At that moment, the front door bangs and Leigh runs
in, calling, "Beryl, are you there?" Beryl looks at
her clothes and make-up in surprise and asks her what on earth
she's done to herself. Adam asks suspiciously, "You're not
trying something, are you?" Leigh admits, "Brett
and I have set Judge up. I've ordered a video from him, for this
afternoon. Brett's going to tail him; find out where he's hid
the stuff." Adam glares at her and mutters, "Stupid.
I was going to handle that." Leigh insists that
they wanted to help. Adam, though, points out that anything
could happen to Brett if Judge finds out he's being set-up. Beryl
asks Leigh why they didn't leave it up to Adam. Leigh explains,
"We wanted to help. It was our fault." Adam
sighs, "If you wanted to help, you can help now.
Show me where they are." He then takes Leigh's arm and leads
her back towards the front door.
At the pub, Judge climbs into his car. Tracy climbs into the
passenger seat. Brett climbs into his car and starts
the engine, pulling away just as Adam and Leigh pull up behind
him in Adam's car. Adam curses, "Damn. He's going to follow
him." Leigh asks him what he's going to to. Adam sighs, "Only
one thing I can do." He puts his foot down and starts
following the other cars.
Wayne is sitting, looking at a magazine, in the lounge room at
Dural, when the front door opens and Mary comes in. Wayne dashes
out to join her and asks if she can come into the lounge room,
as he wants to talk to her for a minute. Mary indicates the stairs
and starts to say, "I was just going--" Wayne, though,
interrupts and says, "Please?" Mary gives in
and does as she's asked, and they both sit down. Wayne then asks,
"What was wrong this morning?" Mary asks innocently,
"Wrong?" Wayne continues, "When I gave
you the peck on the cheek. Is it me?" Mary, though,
quickly replies, "Oh no, it's not you. It's just..."
Wayne assures her, "I wasn't trying to suggest anything.
I kissed you because I liked you. I like being with
you. I was only trying to be friendly, that's all." Mary
says softly that she's sorry she was funny about it: she's been
thinking about her nan and that made her think of her grandfather...
Wayne says gently, "If you want to talk about it, you can.
Might be better if you did, don't you think?" Mary
hesitates before saying, "He used to... be a bit free with
his hands, and that made me..." She breaks off. Wayne assures
her, "I understand. You don't have to say anymore. The last
thing I wanted to do was upset you, believe me." Mary murmurs,
Judge pulls his car up in a driveway outside a house. He and
Tracy climb out and Judge tells Tracy that the videos are round
in the garage. Tracy asks, "Does your brother know the score?"
Judge replies, "He minds his own business." A few yards
down the road, Brett climbs out of his car and starts
creeping along towards the house. Adam pulls up in his
car on the other side of the road. Leigh watches Brett and murmurs,
"Oh, Brett, watch it. He'll get you." At the house,
Tracy stands guard out the front while Judge heads off round the
back to the garage. Brett tries to approach cautiously, but Tracy
suddenly spots him, and she turns and calls to Judge, "We're
being watched." Judge runs back towards her. Brett is hiding
behind a yellow car parked at the side of the road. In Adam's
car, Leigh watches as Judge approaches the hidden Brett and she
cries to Adam, "Oh hell. Well, go after him." Adam doesn't
move, though, and so Leigh pleads, "Adam..."
Adam mutters that if he shows himself, the whole thing's blown.
Leigh points out, "But that's where all the stuff is."
Adam, though, sighs that he knows, but he can't search it without
a warrant - and by the time he's got one, they would have cleaned
it out. Leigh insists that they have to do something.
Adam, though, suggests, "Wait and see how he handles it."
Across the road, Judge creeps up to where Brett is hiding. He
then grabs him and pushes his head back against the yellow car,
snarling, "You gonna tell us what you're doing here, or am
I going to have to beat it out of you?" Brett gasps,
"I've come to talk to Tracy." Judge snarls, "Strange
you had to follow us all the way over here to do that.
I reckon you're spying on us." Brett insists, "I'm
not spying." Judge shakes him and growls, "One
last chance, kid. Who told you to follow us?" Brett insists,
"No one." Glaring at him, Judge snaps, "You asked
for it." He then pulls Brett towards him and punches him
in the stomach. In Adam's car, Leigh cries, "We can't just
sit here; Judge is hitting him." Adam does
just sit there, though. Leigh stares at him and then says, "If
you won't do something, I will." Adam,
though, stops her, saying, "Stay here. I'll go."
He takes off his seatbelt. Judge is still laying into Brett, but
Tracy pleads with him to let Brett go, pointing out that he hasn't
seen anything. She also suggests that someone could be
watching and could call the cop? Judge releases his grip on Brett
and then snarls, "It looks like the lady saved your neck.
Now, if you don't want any more trouble, beat it." He pushes
Brett away and Brett staggers over to his parked car. Judge says
to Tracy, "Did he see what's in the garage?" Tracy,
though, snaps, "He didn't - so stop worrying." In Adam's
car, Leigh sighs, "Thank goodness he's alright." Adam
tells her, "Keep your fingers crossed he doesn't see us -
we might just be able to nab Judge and Tracy." Brett goes
to drive past them, but then stops as he spots them there. Adam
indicates to him furiously to drive on, and he quickly takes the
hint and does so. Adam then tells Leigh to go to the 'phone box
a hundred yards back and 'phone the cops. Leigh asks him what
he's going to do. Adam replies, "Wait for them to
come out with the goods - but I'm going to need back-up, so get
going." Leigh climbs out of the car, leaving Adam staring
at the house, waiting to pounce...