Beryl manages to push the man away and cries that she's not the
person he thinks she is. The man continues struggling with her,
though, and they end up on the couch in the lounge room. Craig
is standing on the front step outside and he looks through the
window and sees what's happening. He immediately stamps his foot
through the window, smashing it, and he climbs inside, snapping
at the intruder, "You mongrel. That's my mother."
The man just snarls, "Listen, sonny: this is grown-up stuff.
Go climb a tree." Craig starts laying into him, though. The
man cries at Beryl, "For God's sake, Rube, tell him we're
old friends; we were just having a bit of fun--" He breaks
off suddenly as he stares at the top of Beryl's left arm, which
has been revealed as a result of her dress ripping. He demands,
"Where's your scar?" Beryl retorts, "What
scar?" The man shouts, "The scar on your arm. You remember:
the fight in Zeppo's bar." Beryl glares at him and yells,
"Now do you believe me? I am not Ruby." Turning
to Craig she adds, "I am not your mother." The man starts
to stammer, "It's uncanny; I could have swore--" Beryl
just yells at him and Craig to get out. Craig asks in surprise,
"What did I do?" Beryl cries, "Just leave
me alone. The whole thing is your fault."
Doug and Caroline are sitting in Doug's hotel room, Doug teasing
Caroline that it was a fair bet and he won; she's just not a good
judge of character! He adds that she owes him a dinner. Caroline
accepts this. They lean in and start kissing. Doug tries to go
further, but Caroline warns him, "Settle down!"
Sometime later, Caroline is back at the country house. Tim is
mopping the kitchen floor and Caroline comments that Doug isn't
impressed at Craig not being at work. Tim suggests that something
must have come up. He then tells Caroline that she's got a visitor
- in the lounge. Caroline asks who it is. Tim just tells her to
go and see.
Caroline heads into the lounge room to find Charlie standing
there. She comments in surprise, "You're the last
person I expected." Charlie explains that she was down on
business and thought she'd bring Caroline a surprise. She indicates
a box and Caroline looks inside and exclaims, "My clothes!"
Charlie explains that she bought them back from the second-hand
shop; she wanted to say she was sorry for the things she said
to Caroline after the accident. Caroline asks her what made her
change her mind. Charlie quickly says, "Oh... nothing."
Caroline remarks, "You know I wasn't driving that
car, don't you?" Charlie just stands there looking
awkward. Caroline sighs, "If that's the way it is, apology
Craig is walking along a road, looking upset. He takes out his
photo of Ruby, stares at it and then rips it up.
Beryl is talking on the 'phone at her house, saying that Craig
fixed up the window for her and then left. At the country house,
the back door opens and Tim tells Beryl that Craig has just come
in. He hangs up and asks Craig what happened. Craig just mutters
that he'll tell Tim about it later. Tim tells him that he knows
what happened at Beryl's. Craig, though, just says he'd better
get back to work.
Later that day, Caroline arrives back at Doug's hotel room, all
dressed up, and comments in surprise on how tidy it is. She adds
that the music is soft. Doug explains that it's to set the mood.
There's suddenly a knock on the door and Doug comments that it'll
be room service with the dinner. He opens the door and Charlie
waltzes in, smiling, "Hello, darling! You must be Douglas.
I'm Charlie. It was so nice of you to invite me." She goes
and hugs Caroline and adds, "You look absolutely stunning."
Caroline smiles at Doug and tells him, "I knew you wouldn't
mind if Charlie joined us - she's a very good friend of mine."
She then adds quietly, "The bet was that I owed you dinner
- but not necessarily alone..." Doug stands there looking
At the mansion, Fiona knocks on May's door and calls to her that
she can't be mad at her forever. There's no answer and so she
gives up and heads back to the manager's office. The front door
suddenly bangs and a young woman walks in. May calls from her
room, "Alright - but only if you promise not to throw water
over me." She opens her door but finds Fiona has gone. She
sees the woman standing there, though, and asks if she can help
her. The woman, though, quickly says she doesn't think so. May
tells her that a room became available this morning and she suggests
to her that they go and see Mrs. Thompson. She heads next door
and knocks on the door of Fiona's new room. Fiona opens it. May
tells her that the young woman wants to rent a room. Fiona asks
her if she's a student and the woman nods that she is. Fiona suggests
that they take a look at the room. She then turns to May and smiles
sincerely, "Thankyou, May." May assures her, "It's
my pleasure, Fiona."
The next morning, May and Fiona are walking in the grounds outside
the mansion. Fiona indicates where she thinks they could put the
barbecue. May, though, retorts that this is meant to be a party
for Neville - they should have a tea at least. Fiona tells her
not to be so silly. She then hands May a $5 note and tells her
that it's the manager's bonus for letting that room last night;
it's more May's than hers. She adds, "You know: we make quite
a good team when we put our minds to it." May smiles, "We
always did." Fiona then goes on that she thought
she might go into the travel agent's later and pick up a few posters
to make the place a little brighter.
Craig is standing in the grounds outside the country house, looking
angry. Caroline walks up to him and comments that it can't be
that bad. She adds that Tim told her. Craig sighs that
he shouldn't have got his hopes up; it's just that it meant so
much thinking he'd found her; even if she didn't want to know
him, at least she was there. Caroline tells him that
he's better off knowing the truth. Craig, though, sighs that every
time he gets close to somebody, they dump him or die... Caroline
insists that he's got to go on searching until he finds his real
mother. Craig pauses and then says, "Maybe you're right."
Sometime later, Craig is back at Beryl's, telling Beryl that
he thought he might go down to that bar that that guy mentioned:
Zeppo's. Beryl asks what good that will do. Craig suggests,
"Maybe he knows mum." He then asks Beryl what she
found out about his mum. Beryl tells him, "Hardly anything."
She adds that she doesn't want him to get hurt. Craig, though,
retorts, "Don't worry about it. Anyway - I'm not your responsibility,
A short time later, Craig walks into Zeppo's and heads for the
bar. The barman asks him what he can do for him. Craig replies
that he'd like a squash. As the man pours it, Craig asks him if
he's Zeppo. The man replies that he is, and Craig asks him if
he's got time for a talk. Zeppo asks, "What about?"
Craig tells him, "Ruby Hawkins. She was in a fight here once.
Cut herself; ended up with a scar." Zeppo nods, "Oh,
Ruby. Sure, I know Ruby. What do you want to talk about?"
At Beryl's, Beryl dials a number on her 'phone and, when it's
answered, says, "Hello, Muriel, it's Beryl. Would you mind
very much looking after Robert for me for a while? I have to go
out..." She listens and then says, "Thanks very much.
I'll see you soon. Bye."
At the bar, Craig thanks Zeppo for the information and leaves.
Charlie and Tim emerge from a covered area in the grounds of
the country house to find Beryl standing outside waiting for them.
Beryl asks Charlie in surprise what she's doing there.
Charlie explains that she was down on business and dropped some
clothes in for Caroline. Beryl asks if Craig is inside. Tim nods
that he is and Beryl heads off.
Inside, in the lounge room, Craig is telling Caroline enthusiastically
that he and Zeppo were best mates after a few minutes! Caroline
asks if he was able to help. At that moment, though, Beryl comes
in and snaps at Caroline that she's not doing Craig any favours
by encouraging him. She hands Craig the papers that Jean Hopkins
gave her, leading Craig to comment that he didn't think she wanted
to help him. Beryl retorts, "I'm not happy about it, but
they're yours. I wouldn't get too excited - there's not much there.
And I still think you should forget about the whole thing."
Caroline asks if that isn't Craig's decision. Beryl snaps,
"I can see what he's getting into. You can't."
Craig demands, "What am I getting into?" Beryl
sighs, "For goodness' sake, Craig, you saw that man yesterday:
he was a friend of your mother's - and a 'good' friend, by the
look of it. What sort of a person does that make her?"
Caroline suggests, "I do think you're jumping to conclusions."
Beryl, though, snaps, "You weren't there, Caroline, so you
don't know anything about it. Now if you don't mind, this is between
Craig and I." Caroline leaves the room. When she's gone,
Beryl warns Craig, "For your own sake, I think you should
forget all about your mother." Craig, however, retorts, "No
- you're the one who doesn't know anything. If you front-up
out of nowhere asking questions, how do you expect people to tell
you the truth? You have to get them trusting you first and then
find out what you can - and that's exactly what I'm going to do.
I don't care what you think about it." Beryl mutters
resignedly, "Alright. I've done my best," and she walks
At the mansion, May is standing in the manager's office, trying
to talk a woman into taking elocution lessons. The woman, though,
retorts that she'd prefer someone younger. She walks off. May
sighs sadly that she's a joke: old, silly and useless. Fiona suggests
to her that she advertise. May, though, retorts that the time
comes when you have to accept that nobody wants you anymore. Changing
the subject, she indicates the wall and shows Fiona her $5 bonus
which she's put in a frame. She explains that she thought they
should have it framed as a reminder of what good partners they
make. Fiona smiles that that's really lovely.
A short time later, May and Fiona emerge from the manager's office.
Fiona is holding some posters that she picked up at the travel
agent's, but she drops them. As she and May go to pick them up,
May picks up a card that was tucked inside them. Fiona asks what
it is. May tells her, "An entry form for a competition: first
prize - three weeks' Pacific cruise." Fiona asks, "Thinking
of sending away are you?" May smiles, "Why not?"
It's nighttime, and Charlie is sitting with Doug in his hotel
room. He offers her another drink and she accepts. As he pours
it, she comments that it was very nice of him to invite her over.
Doug tells her that they had such a good time last night, he couldn't
let her go back without saying goodbye. He hands over the drink
and, sitting back down, comments that Caroline doesn't say too
much about her friends. Charlie asks, "Is that a hint, darling?"
Doug grins cheekily, "No - I'm just curious, that's all.
I'd like to get to understand her a bit more."
Caroline is talking on the 'phone in the lounge room at the country
house, saying, "You can't really blame yourself, David -
she does look a lot like her. It's one of those freakish things...
Yes, I will... Look after yourself... Bye." She hangs up
and Tim, who's sitting on the couch, asks what David said.
Caroline tells him, "He was rather shocked - he was convinced
that Beryl was Craig's mother. He said he was going to write a
letter tomorrow and apologise." Tim comments, "That
should help square things." He then indicates a piece of
paper in his hand and goes on that he and Donna say more to each
other in their letters than they ever did before.
He adds, "I never realised how much I'd miss her."
Caroline just sighs, "It must be hard on Beryl - she and
David were just getting to be friends again before Craig showed
up." Tim remarks, "She seemed pretty tense today when
she came over." Caroline tells him that David was worried
about how well-off Beryl was for money, too. She adds, "I
said that I'd write out a cheque for her and tactfully run it
over." She then decides to head over to Beryl's right away.
A short time later, Caroline is at Beryl's, telling Beryl that
she just called David and now that he knows the truth, he feels
very badly about misjudging her. Beryl growls, "I bet
he does." Caroline adds that she thought it might cheer Beryl
up, hearing that. Beryl snaps, "Did you? And did you think
it might cheer me up knowing you and David were discussing my
personal life?" Caroline insists, "He just wanted to
know how you were, that's all. He also asked me to draw a cheque
on his account for you and Robert - to make sure that you don't
go short." Beryl glares at her and growls, "You're drawing
cheques on his account, now?" Caroline quickly explains that
it's just while he's away - to cover expenses for the house and
garden. Beryl snaps that she doesn't want his money.
Caroline suggests, "I'm sure you'll change your mind once
you've calmed down." Beryl, however, growls, "Don't
patronise me, Caroline. If you must know, your opinion
means even less than David's. You don't even realise what harm
you're doing to Craig by encouraging him to go on looking for
his mother." Caroline snaps, "If you took five minutes
off to stop and talk to him, you'd realise how wrong you are."
Beryl, however, retorts, "Over the last few days, I have
gained a very clear impression of what sort of person she is,
and she's more than likely a criminal as well." Caroline
points out curtly, "Even if she is, she's still his mother."
She then adds, "Anyway, why are you making this a personal
thing between the two of us?" She goes to walk out, adding
as she does so that Craig deserves to know who his mother is and
she's going to give him all the help she can. Beryl retorts, "Go
ahead - but if any harm does come to him, we know whose fault
it is, don't we?" With that, Caroline heads off,
leaving Beryl looking annoyed.