It's nighttime, and Fiona is knocking on May's door, pleading
with her to open it. There's no response, though. Fiona calls
that she's sorry. Janice suddenly emerges from May's room and
tells Fiona that May is very upset; pouring water over a person
robs them of their dignity. Fiona sighs that she knows what she
did was wrong, but May was beginning to drive her crazy. She adds
that May brought Neville there so she can look
Sometime later, Charlie is talking on the 'phone in her lounge
room, saying to Fiona that she heard all about May's visitor;
she's dying to meet him. Fiona - who's using the 'phone in the
manager's office at the mansion - tells Charlie that she thought
they might give May a surprise and organise a 'Welcome to the
Colony' party for Neville in the garden at the mansion. Charlie
smiles delightedly, "Why not?!" When they hang up, Fiona
finds Neville walking into the room behind her. He smiles as he
tells her that he doesn't mind her borrowing the 'phone; if she
ever needs to make a private call, she should just give him the
nod and he'll make himself scarce! Fiona tries to explain that
Neville can't stay in the room. She adds that it can
get very noisy in there. Neville, though, assures her, "Before
I left England, father said there'd be times in Australia when
I'd have to rough it. I imagine this is one of them." Fiona
looks at him bemusedly!
Neville heads out into the corridor to collect the rest of his
belongings. He bumps into Janice, who comments that he must be
Mr. Curtis. Neville smiles, "Please - call me Neville."
Janice introduces herself and Neville tells her that it's very
nice to meet her. Janice asks what he thinks of Australia so far.
Neville smiles that he likes it. The 'phone suddenly starts ringing
and Janice answers it. Neville heads upstairs. Wayne is the caller
and he asks Janice how busy she is. He adds that he needs to know
if she can do him a really big favour.
A while later, Janice is at Dural and Wayne is showing her a
photo of Alison. He tells her not to let Alison near Gordon under
any circumstances. Janice assures him, "I won't."
Wayne tells her that he needs someone responsible to look after
his dad while he's in Melbourne. Janice asks him how long he's
going to be away. Wayne replies that it'll probably just be tomorrow.
He adds that he needs to hire a private nurse to look after his
dad full-time. Janice suggests that he could do that in Sydney.
Wayne muses, "I could - but the person I have in
mind doesn't live in Sydney, and I know she'd be just
perfect for the job..."
The next morning, Tim is in the kitchen at Beryl's, helping Susan
pack up some tins of biscuits. He comments that Beryl's not doing
bad, with four regular clients already. There's suddenly a knock
on the front door and he goes to answer it. A few moments later,
Wayne walks into the kitchen. Susan is taking some biscuits out
of the oven as he says, "I wonder if they taste as good as
they smell?" Susan turns to look at him in surprise. He smiles,
"Hello, Susan." Susan exclaims, "Wayne! How long
has it been since I've seen you?" Wayne tells her, "A
long time. Too long."
A short time later, Susan is pouring some tea for herself and
Wayne and Wayne comments that the biscuits do taste as
good as they smell! He then tells Susan seriously that he heard
the news about Bill. Susan sighs that it's something she has to
put behind her. She then adds, looking concerned, "Wayne...
if you're here because of what happened between us, it was a long
time ago." Wayne, however, insists, "I'm not that much
of an opportunist. Anyway, nothing did happen; we were
just attracted to each other - and it wasn't one-sided; you can't
get away from that." Susan assures him that she's not trying
to. Wayne goes on, "To be honest, I did wish something
could develop - but you were..." Susan completes, "Being
a faithful wife." Wayne tells her, "I admired you for
it. If I'd been in the same position, I don't think I'd have measured
up." He then says, "I'd like us to be friends again."
Susan replies, "So would I." Wayne then asks her if
she'd be interested in coming to Sydney to look after Gordon.
Susan pauses before sighing that she's flattered but she doesn't
really want to go back to work yet - and even if she did, she
wouldn't go to Sydney; she's really enjoying being back with the
family again. She adds that there's lots of private nurses in
Sydney. Wayne, however, tells her, "It's not as simple as
that: if you know about dad, Beryl must have told you
about Alison." Susan nods, "I know she doesn't
like her very much!" Wayne goes on, "Alison's wheedled
her way into dad's good books. She's cunning - she could charm
the legs off a table - but she's no good for him. That's why I
need someone who's not only a good nurse but someone who won't
be taken in by her." Susan sighs, "I'm sorry. I wish
there was some way I could help, but I have made up my mind..."
Wayne asks her to please think about it - for old times' sake.
Susan smiles, "Alright. I'll think about it!"
Caroline is clearing up in the kitchen at the country house as
Craig tells her that every checkout should have two blokes working
on it: one to pack the groceries and one to take them to the car.
Caroline points out that it would mean taking on extra staff.
Craig asks what she reckons and Caroline replies that she'll tell
Mr. Fletcher. She then adds with a laugh that he's only been working
as a packer for a couple of days and he's already aiming for manager!
With that, Craig heads out. As he does so, he bumps into Wayne,
who's just approaching the back door. He asks Craig in surprise
what he's doing there. Craig explains that he had something personal
to fix up in Melbourne and David offered to put him up. Wayne
asks if David is there. Craig, though, replies that he's
away on a trip. Wayne asks when he'll be back. Craig says he has
no idea, but he adds that Caroline might be able to give
him some idea. Wayne asks in surprise, "Caroline Morrell?"
Craig nods, "Yeah - she's inside." Caroline is checking
her handbag in the kitchen when the back door opens. Wayne pokes
his head round it and tells her, "Everybody's been wondering
where you got to." Caroline mutters, "Now you know."
As Wayne steps inside, she asks how everything's going in Sydney.
Wayne sighs, "From bad to worse: Alison's managed to send
Barbara packing." Caroline asks in surprise, "How?"
Wayne tells her, "Usual dirty tricks - and I'm next
in line for the firing squad. She'd love to come between me and
dad." He goes on, " I wanted David to help convince
Susan to come up home and be dad's nurse; if she was
around, it would be one less excuse for Alison to stick her nose
in and cause trouble." Caroline tells Wayne that she has
to go, but she asks him to come back later and they can have a
talk. They both head out.
Doug is snapping at a supplier on the 'phone in his hotel room.
He slams it down as Caroline walks in. He asks her why she's late.
Caroline tells him that she's had some bad news. Doug, however,
retorts disinterestedly, "Personal problems you leave at
home." Caroline growls bitterly, "I should
have known you wouldn't understand." She then pulls
the ring Doug gave her off her finger and throws it at him, snapping,
"Keep your blasted ring. You can give it to the
next unsuspecting bunny because I quit - money
or no money." She goes to storm out. Doug, though,
pleads quickly with her to listen. Caroline stops in her tracks
as he tells her, "I care about you - so if you want
to talk about what's bothering you, will you please tell me?"
Caroline hesitates and then says, "For the last month-or-so
I was in Sydney, I was hitting the bottle pretty hard. I indirectly
caused an accident in which two of my very dear friends were very
badly injured. The woman who actually caused the accident got
away scot-free." Doug asks what her name is. Caroline
spits, "Alison Carr. You don't know her." She goes on,
"Now I find out she's about to - I suppose 'swindle' is the
best word - she's out to swindle one of them. If I don't go back
to Sydney and do something about her, I'm never going to be able
to respect myself again." Doug comments, "Sounds to
me like you're trying to take on quite a job." Caroline tells
him, "I am. Quite frankly, the woman scares
me. This time, I hope I'll be able to get up enough strength to
stand up to her..."
At the mansion, Fiona is knocking on May's door again, calling
that she's being absolutely ridiculous. Charlie suddenly walks
in through the front door, all dressed up, and tells Fiona that
she couldn't wait to meet Neville. She adds with a smile that
she feels like she's about to have an audience with the queen!
Fiona goes and knocks on the door of the manager's office. There's
no answer. She and Charlie creep in and Charlie sighs that it
doesn't look like he's there. Fiona picks up a map that's lying
on the table and smiles, "I'd say that his Royal Highness
has driven up to Balmoral for the day!"
Neville - wearing another smart suit - is standing in the driveway
outside Dural, with Janice. They head towards the house and Neville
laughs about his journey there and how he thought the Australians
drove on the right side of the road, like the Americans!
The two of them head inside, into the lounge room, and Neville
tells Janice that he's going to be eternally grateful to her for
teaching him about Australia. Janice suggests that he could start
by dressing for the climate, and she asks if he isn't
hot in his suit. She hands him some magazines and tells
him that they should give him some idea of what to buy. Neville
smiles, "It's rather like Pygmalion - or My
Fair Lady - in reverse!" The 'phone suddenly starts
ringing and Janice mutters, "Not again..."
Neville asks what's wrong. Janice tells him, "A woman called
Alison Carr keeps ringing for Mr. Hamilton - four times so far.
I keep telling her he's resting but she keeps ringing back."
She answers the 'phone and snaps at Alison that she's becoming
Wayne is back in the kitchen at the country house. Caroline tells
him to sit down. As he does so, she then announces that she's
left her job and is coming back to Sydney. Wayne comments in surprise
that he thought she was making a new life for herself down there
in Melbourne. Caroline, though, explains that she wants to help
him fight Alison. Wayne warns her that it would be like waving
a red rag to a bull. Caroline, however, retorts, "Alison
might have got the better of me last time, but this
round I'm going to play by her rules - and I don't want
Susan involved: Alison would only eat her alive and she's
far too nice a person for that." Wayne muses, "So long
as you know what you're letting yourself in for." Caroline
tells him, "I've got a fair idea - and believe me: Alison
had better watch out - I'm giving up a millionaire to
see that she gets what she deserves..."
Charlie is standing with Fiona in the manager's office at the
mansion, musing that she wonders if Neville is in line for the
throne! Fiona tells her that Neville mightn't be back until late
that night. At that moment, though, Neville walks through the
door, some carrier bags in his hands and a hat on his head. Putting
on a strong Australian accent, he grins, "G'day, you sheilas!
How ya going?!" Fiona bursts out laughing. Charlie looks
The 'phone rings at Dural. Janice, sitting on the couch, growls
at it, "Look, you, I am sick to death of hearing your voice."
She goes and picks up the 'phone and snaps down it, "You're
a pest. Understand?" Wayne comes on, though, and laughs that
it's him! Janice mutters at him that Alison has been ringing all
day. Wayne tells her that he's found a 'nurse', so he'll be home
soon. They hang up again. At the country house, Wayne turns to
Caroline and Tim. He shakes Tim's hand. Caroline and Tim hug and
Tim tells Caroline to make sure she writes. Caroline nods that
she will. Turning to Wayne, she muses, "One more stop and
then we can catch our flight."
A short time later, Caroline is sitting with Susan in the lounge
room at Beryl's. Susan asks where Wayne is. Caroline explains
that he's out in the car. Susan then asks, "Do you really
want to go back and face Alison?" Caroline admits, "No
- but I feel I have to. She can't keep on getting away
with whatever she likes." She then adds, "And Wayne
needs an ally." Susan stands up and says shakily, "I'll
go instead." Caroline, looking surprised, tells her, "Don't
be silly. You hardly know her - she's a very hard woman.
There's no way that you can stand up to her." Susan, however,
retorts, "I'm a fighter, Caroline, and a survivor. I wouldn't
have got through the last three years if I wasn't. Believe me:
Alison won't find me a pushover by any means. I'm going