Caroline walks round the corner of the corridor at Doug's hotel.
She meets a bellboy outside Doug's room; he's pushing a trolley.
Caroline asks him if it's for Mr. Fletcher and the bellboy replies
that it is. Caroline then asks, "How would you like to make
yourself $20...?" She smiles naughtily! In his room, Doug
is pacing the floor when there's a knock on the door and a female
voice calls, "Room service." Doug calls back, "Come
in." He doesn't look at the door as it opens and Caroline
walks in, wearing the bellboy's uniform and pushing the trolley.
She smiles, "Surprise!" Doug turns to look at her and
asks her in astonishment what she's doing there. Caroline explains,
"I wanted to see you again - so I borrowed the uniform!"
Doug smiles, "I'm glad you're here." Caroline hesitates
and then says, "Too quick to judge - that's my problem.
You're obviously a much better person than I realised: helping
out a friend the way you did, despite all my carry-on; it was
very good of you to lend David the money for the truck."
Doug smiles, "He's a good man. I think my loan's pretty secure!"
Caroline then goes on, "I was jealous, Doug, of Alison -
and I was hurt, too." Doug insists, "It was a one-night
stand, nothing more. Alison means nothing to me. You
do." Caroline says uncertainly, "If we did
decide to give ourselves a second chance, I'd want more than what
you had with Alison." Doug assures her, "It goes without
saying. I promise." He leans in to kiss her, but Caroline
says quickly, "I'd better return this uniform to the bellboy.
Why don't you come over later on; join me for a few drinks?"
Doug smiles, "I'd like that." With that, Caroline steps
back out into the corridor, looking pleased with herself...
Wayne is helping May down the stairs at the mansion as Ned walks
behind them, pointing his gun at them and snapping, "Don't
get any ideas about trying to make a run for it." They head
to the manager's office and May sighs that she's glad to get out
of that room upstairs. She offers Ned some tea and Ned thanks
her. She heads off to the kitchen to make it. Ned goes and picks
up a copy of the newspaper. As he looks at the story about him
and Micky, he asks Wayne, "That cutie who nurses your old
man: friend of yours?" Wayne doesn't respond. Ned goes on,
"May said she is. Got a look from the room when
she left. Wouldn't mind if she was here... make life
a bit more interesting, don't you reckon? Bet she knows how to
turn it on for the boys, too..." Wayne glares at him and
snarls, "Shut your mouth, you ugly son of a--" He suddenly
lunges towards Ned, but Ned quickly points his gun at him and
snaps, "Go on - try it." May walks back in and offers
milk. Ned, though, snaps at her to forget the tea, and he orders
her and Wayne to sit down. Staring at Wayne, he growls, "I
don't know why you got so upset. No woman's worth worrying about
- I'll tell you that straight. I know."
Susan is back at Dural, and in the lounge room, Gordon asks her,
"What do you mean 'strange'?" Susan replies that it
was more Wayne's attitude than anything else: as soon
as she tried to get in to see May, he became tense and abrupt.
Gordon smiles, "When it comes to mood changes, my son is
an expert!" Susan, though, sighs, "I don't know. I just
get the feeling there's more to it than that..."
Alison is staring out of the lounge room window at Charlie's
as Glen sits with Charlie on the couch and comments, "They
must have planned on using that warehouse as a hideout - then
I came along and scared them off." Alison sighs,
"The question is: where are they now?" Charlie
tells her, "Don't give up yet, darling. Think positive."
Glen says to Alison, "I honestly believe that Micky and her
friends are still in town. I'll keep my eyes and ears open at
the depot. Something will come up; you'll see."
Alison hesitates and then tells him, "I've been accused of
committing a serious crime, Glen. Micky Pratt is the only person
who can prove my innocence. Without her testimony, I could very
well end up in prison." Charlie looks at her in surprise.
Glen murmurs, "I wondered what it was about."
Alison explains, "I'm telling you because I'm grateful for
your help and also because I trust you." Glen just stands
up and mutters, "I have to go. See you later." He heads
out. When they're alone, Charlie gasps at Alison, "Why on
earth did you do that? He could go to the police."
Alison, however, retorts, "If he doesn't, Caroline
will - when she's had her fun playing cat and mouse.
I need all the allies I can muster, Charlie; I'm taking a calculated
risk on Glen joining the ranks." Charlie points out, "You've
got an awful lot to lose." Alison, though, replies, "Not
half as much as I've got to gain. Besides, the best relationships
in the world are based on mutual trust. Anyway, it can't do any
harm, can it...?"
Robert is lying asleep in his high-chair in the kitchen at the
country house as Andy sits next to him, holding a sailor's cap.
Caroline - who's doing some ironing - asks him where he got it
from. Andy explains that it belongs to Debbie - she forgot to
take it when he dropped her off. Caroline asks if she enjoyed
her guided tour. Andy replies, "She seemed to - I think I
made a pretty good impression!" Caroline remarks, "Out
to impress, were you?" Andy smiles, "She's a nice girl.
I reckon we could have a bit of fun together." Caroline tells
him, "Craig's taken her out this afternoon." Andy, though,
insists, "It's alright - I wasn't thinking of anything serious.
Too much on my plate for romance." Caroline muses, "Oh...?"
Andy explains, "I meant it when I said I'm heading for the
big time, Caroline. No more backyard discos. You don't get anywhere
thinking small." Caroline asks, "Is your friend Kelly
going to feature in you future plans?" Andy, though, just
replies, "No. That all sort of finished." Changing the
subject, he asks Caroline how things are going with her.
Caroline murmurs, "Can't complain. Doug and I are seeing
each other again." Andy comments, "I wouldn't mind meeting
him." Caroline replies, "I'm sure you will,
eventually." She then asks, "Have you got any plans
for this evening?" Andy tells her, "Not so far."
Caroline goes on, "It gets a bit lonely with David away.
I was wondering if you'd like to come out for a few drinks later
on." Andy smiles, "Sure. Why not? Thankyou." He
then continues, "This Doug Fletcher - he's pretty loaded,
isn't he?" Caroline nods, "You could say that."
Andy muses, "I wonder if he'd like to back the newest entrepreneur
to hit the nightclub scene...?"
Sometime later, Andy is standing at the door of Doug's hotel
room as Doug looks at a card and reads, "Andrew Green?"
Andy nods, "That's right. Friend of Caroline's." Doug
tells him curtly, "I'm rather busy at the moment, Andrew.
I've got a lot to get through." Andy replies, "I appreciate
that, but I heard you were a pretty shrewd businessman with an
eye for a good investment." Doug sighs and stands aside to
let him in. Andy then tells him, "I won't take up much of
your time by going into details yet. I just mainly want to introduce
myself and establish my credentials." Doug nods, "I'm
listening." Andy goes on, "I've been working in the
music business for round about two years now, as a DJ. I've got
my own set-up, but it's been pretty much small time: weddings...
parties... that sort of thing." Doug remarks, "You want
to move up in the world?" Andy nods, "That's
right. I've got the contacts... experience... All I need is someone
to back me." Doug asks, "And I'm first on offer?"
Andy tells him, "There's a lot of money to be made out there,
Mr. Fletcher. You won't regret it." He then hands Doug a
file of papers and adds, "Think it over. I'd better let you
get back to work." With that, he heads to the door. As he
does so, Doug tells him, "I'll say one thing for
you: you've got a lot of get-up-and-go." Andy replies, "You
get left behind pretty quick if you sit on your backside."
With that, he goes, leaving Doug looking thoughtful.
May pours Ned a cup of tea in the manager's office at the mansion,
commenting as she does so that there's nothing like a good cuppa;
she's glad he decided to have one after all. She sits down next
to him and then asks him where his family comes from. Ned replies,
"Down on the south coast. My family had a dairy farm."
May goes on, "Did you have a girlfriend?" Ned recalls
fondly, "Faye. Ended up marrying her." He adds bitterly,
"She went for a divorce when I started doing stir. 'Never
marry your childhood sweetheart' - that's what they say."
May comments, "You're still in love with her, aren't you?"
Ned nods distantly, "I thought we might get back together.
That's why I teamed up with Les when he said he was going over."
May asks, "Do you know where she works?" Ned nods, "Yeah."
May asks, "Have you ever thought of calling her there?"
A thoughtful look crosses Ned's face.
At Dural, Susan heads out to go and get a repeat prescription
for Gordon's pills. As she opens the front door, she finds Glen
standing there. They look at each other awkwardly and Susan then
dashes out. Glen heads into the lounge room, where Gordon thanks
him for coming over. Glen asks, "What's on the go?"
Gordon explains, "It's something that Susan said about Wayne.
She saw him around lunchtime and thought that he was acting strangely.
I'd like to go in and make sure nothing's wrong." He then
adds, "I'd better leave her a note." He leans across
to a pad. Glen asks him if he reckons it's serious. Gordon replies,
"I didn't think so at first, but I'd rather be sure
May has the 'phone to her ear in the manager's office at the
mansion. She says, "I want to speak to Faye Parker, please."
She listens and then says, "When...?" She listens
again before gasping, "Oh..." She removes the 'phone
from her ear. Ned demands, "What's wrong? Doesn't she want
to talk to me." May cries, "I'm a silly old woman, Ned.
I should never have suggested you call her in the first place."
Ned grabs the 'phone from her, though, and snaps down it, "I
want to speak to Faye Parker." He listens for several seconds
and then puts the 'phone down. A look of fury crosses his face
and he snarls, "She was right: Faye's not
there. She's off on her honeymoon with her new husband."
He suddenly snatches up the 'phone, ripping the cord out of its
socket, and throws it against the wall. Pointing his gun at May
and Wayne, he snarls, "I bet you think that's funny, eh?"
May cries, "No. No, we don't." Ned just yells, "Shut
up." He then goes and picks up a vase of flowers and throws
that against the wall. He snarls, "No more tricks.
You do, and you can kiss each other goodbye."
Glen has pulled up in his cab outside the mansion and he's helping
Gordon into his wheelchair. As he does so, he comments, "All
quiet on the western front." Gordon remarks, "Either
they're all asleep or having afternoon tea."
Wayne is pacing the floor of the manager's office inside, looking
hot and bothered. He walks over to the window and a look of horror
crosses his face as he sees his father and Glen approaching. He
mutters, "Idiot." Ned walks over to him and demands,
"What's going on?" Wayne retorts, "The stupid gardener's
brought my father here." Ned snaps at him, "You'll just
have to get rid of them, won't you?" With that,
he drags Wayne over to the office door. He then points his gun
at May's head and snarls at Wayne, "You'd better get out
A few seconds later, Wayne heads out onto the front path and
smiles at his father, "What are you doing here?"
Gordon tells him, "Came to see you. Susan was worried
about you." Wayne asks blankly, "Why?"
Gordon explains, "She thought you were acting a little strangely
earlier." Wayne assures him, "No more than usual!"
He then adds quickly, "Really - there's no need to go in."
Gordon, however, insists, "I want to. Is there any
reason why I shouldn't?" Wayne replies quickly, "No.
As you can see, I'm perfectly OK." Gordon, though, tells
him, "As I'm here, I'd like to see May." Glen asks him
what time he should pick him up. Gordon, though, tells him that
he'll call a cab. Glen accepts this and walks off. Wayne starts
pushing his father inside.
In the manager's office, Ned peers out the window and snaps at
May, "He's bringing him in." May says calmly, "Ned,
Mr. Hamilton's a good man. I don't want to see him get hurt."
Ned retorts, "He won't. As long as you and wonder boy play
along and pretend nothing's wrong, he can go home when he wants
and stay in one piece." May cries, "I know you're upset
about your wife and I don't blame you, but if Mr. Hamilton should
say the wrong thing..." Ned snarls, "You're scared I'll
go off the deep end, right? Well, fingers crossed he doesn't
say the wrong thing, eh?" There's suddenly a knock on the
office door and Ned orders May, "Let him in."
Andy arrives back at the country house. Caroline is in the kitchen
but she tells Andy that she has to go out: she wants to take Robert
to the clinic as she thinks he's got a sore throat. Andy looks
at Robert playing in his stroller and laughs that he
doesn't seem to be too worried about it! Changing the subject,
Caroline then tells Andy, "I've invited someone else
out for a drink: Doug Fletcher." She adds, "Don't ask
me why, but I have to keep him at arm's length; he wants something
that he can't have and I just have to make sure that I'm out of
reach." Andy offers quickly, "I don't mind filling in
for you. It'll give me a chance to do a soft sell on him."
Caroline mutters, "You can do what you want. I just want
to make sure that I'm not here when he arrives." There's
suddenly a knocking on the back door. Caroline turns Robert's
pushchair round and heads out to the hallway and the front door.
Andy closes the hallway door behind her.
Sometime later, Caroline is pushing Robert along outside a shopping
mall. She brings him to a halt and then tells him, "I think
we'll stop off in a nice warm coffee shop, don't you?" She
adds with a sigh, "The things we have to go through for a
Susan is letting Alison into Dural, but as she does so, she says
curtly, "Gordon isn't home. You can leave the papers with
me; I'll make sure he signs them." Alison retorts,
"As you're playing messenger girl, I wonder if you'd remind
Glen if he comes over that he's having drinks with me
this afternoon." Susan asks, "Is he likely
to forget?" Alison smiles, "No - not really." Susan
mutters, "Very subtle." Alison looks at her blankly
and asks, "Sorry?" Susan retorts, "You're letting
me know that you and he are together." Alison smiles, "Am
I?" Susan snaps, "I wouldn't hold my breath. Glen would
never get involved with you." Alison just muses,
At the mansion, Gordon is sitting reading a magazine in the manager's
office as Wayne tries to work at the desk, only to find his calculator
broken. May is clearing the room of tea things as Ned sits on
the couch. May offers everyone some fruit. Ned accepts and May
heads out to the kitchen to fetch it. Gordon asks Ned if he and
Micky are enjoying life at the boarding house. Ned mutters that
it's OK. Gordon asks where Micky is. Ned replies that
she had to go out shopping. May comes back in with a bunch of
bananas, wrapped in newspaper. She hands one to Ned. She then
passes the newspaper to Gordon and he breaks off a banana for
May. He hands it to her and takes a banana for himself. He then
folds up the newspaper - and suddenly notices the photos of Ned
and Les staring out at him... Ned says to him, "You should
be eating plenty of these, Gordon." Gordon looks at him sharply
and retorts, "Eh?" Ned smiles, "Fruit. Keep the
doctor away, and all that." Gordon murmurs, "Yes, I
suppose so." He quickly folds up the newspaper as a tense
look crosses his face. Wayne dashes over to him and asks him if
he's OK. Gordon murmurs, "No, actually - I seem to have overdone
things. I think I might leave." Wayne tells him, "I'll
call you a cab." May, though, cries quickly, "You can't."
Everyone looks at her and she explains, "The 'phone cord:
I tripped over it this morning, remember? It's broken." Ned
suggests, "Use the one in the hall." Wayne wheels his
father out there. Ned watches them go. Out by the 'phone, Gordon
murmurs to Wayne, "I know what's going on." Wayne dials
as Gordon adds, "As soon as I'm out of here, I'll go to the
police." Wayne finishes dialling the telephone number for
Dural, but then snaps, "It's engaged." He suddenly becomes
aware of Ned standing next to him, pointing his gun at Gordon.
He's holding the newspaper article, and he snarls at Gordon, "I
thought you had a crook turn a bit too quick. Now, back
inside." Gordon suddenly starts panting heavily. Wayne cries,
"Dad?" Gordon bends over double and murmurs, "Pain..."
Ned snaps, "Get off. You're not pulling that one
again." Gordon gasps, "It's serious."
Wayne asks him, "Have you got your pills with you?"
Gordon murmurs, "Susan was going to get a repeat. I've going
to have to go home." Wayne turns to Ned and snaps, "You've
got to let me do something." Ned just stands there
and Wayne cries, "For God's sake - he could be dying."
Ned demands, "The pills at your place?" Wayne
nods, "Yeah." Ned, indicating Gordon, replies, "He
stays here. I'll get Micky and the others down. You and me can
go and get the pills." He then dashes off upstairs as Wayne
tries to comfort his father.
Sometime later, Wayne and Ned walk in through the front door
at Dural. Susan joins them from upstairs and Wayne introduces
Ned, explaining that he's staying at the boarding house. Susan
smiles at Ned, "Pleased to meet you." Ned leers, "Likewise..."
Wayne then tells Susan, "Dad's decided to stay in town for
a while and sent us to get his pills." Susan asks, "Is
he alright?" She heads into the lounge room and Wayne and
Ned follow her. As they do so, Wayne replies, "Yeah - he's
fine. He just wanted to be on the safe side--" He breaks
off as, behind him, Ned whacks him round the head with the butt
of his gun. Wayne slumps to the floor as Susan gasps in horror.
She stares at Ned, who says menacingly, "Don't need him
around for the time being, do we? Much more interesting
if it's just you and me, right, sweetheart...?" Susan looks
at him fearfully.