Glen runs into the flat and then looks out through the window
to see if Wayne is coming. Andy is standing in the lounge room,
and he asks Glen in surprise what he's doing there. Glen just
turns and glares at him and orders him to shut up. Andy starts
to say, "If you're looking for Susan--" Glen interrupts
him and repeats, "I said 'shut up' and I mean
'shut up'. Get back in that bedroom and if you make one sound
- just one little sound - I'm going to flatten you." With
his back to the door, Glen doesn't notice Wayne creep in and walk
up behind him. He strikes out and thumps Glen with the bar. Glen
collapses to the floor. Andy looks at Wayne in horror.
A short time later, Wayne and Andy drag Glen into the bathroom,
where they start tying him up.
A few minutes later, Wayne and Andy emerge from the bathroom,
Wayne telling Andy as they do so that if you really want to get
something, you need to persevere. Andy asks what they're going
to do with Glen. Wayne replies that they have to wait for Gordon
to go out and Susie to leave, then he can organise a couple of
blokes to pick him up. Andy asks in concern, "Then
what?" Wayne replies, "They watch him - until after
the wedding. After that, I don't care; it doesn't matter."
Andy gasps, "And when he comes back and tells Susie what
you did?" Wayne asserts, "He won't." Andy says
curtly, "I damn well would." Wayne, however,
sighs, "Andrew, Glen knows Susan. She's the sort
of who makes a decision, and if she regrets it later... tough;
she lives with it. So he knows that after the wedding it's too
late. Getting her to believe the truth will only make her unhappy;
it won't win her back. The last thing he wants to do is make her
unhappy." Andy muses, "I guess you know." Wayne
smiles nastily, "I certainly do..."
Alison arrives back at Charlie's to find Glen's holdall on the
coffee table. She starts calling for him, but there's no answer.
Looking concerned, she tuts, "Oh no..."
Glen starts to come-to on the bathroom floor in the flat at Dural.
He finds his wrists and legs bound. He starts yelling, "Help
me! Someone! Let me out." In the lounge room, Andy cries,
"Hell. He's come-to. We'd better gag him." Wayne takes
a handkerchief out of his pocket and heads through to the bathroom.
As he does so, he tells Andy to put a tape on. Andy puts on some
loud music, but looks worried. In the bathroom, Glen tries to
speak through the handkerchief tied round his mouth, but he eventually
gives up. Wayne just smiles, "That's what I like to see:
a guy who knows when he's beaten." He adds nastily, "Some
of us are winners, some of us aren't." With that, he leaves
the room. Glen lies there looking worried.
Alison is walking along behind the bushes outside. She sees Wayne
smiling to himself as he emerges from the flat, but mutters to
herself, "You won't be smiling for long..."
She walks on, and then spots the piece of paper that Glen dropped.
It's his airline ticket, and as she picks it up, she snaps to
herself, "Oh damn."
At the country house, Debbie serves Craig with a huge sandwich
and tells him that it's good for him. Craig tries it and smiles,
"Lettuce and tomato!" He then tells Debbie that he's
still not happy about her driving. Debbie, however, assures him
that she can handle herself - and he'll be driving right behind
her; nothing can go wrong. Craig asks in concern, "What if
I don't know you're in trouble?" Debbie sighs, "OK.
Let's organise a signal system, then: if I'm in trouble, I'll
wave." David suddenly walks in from the hallway. He's wearing
a smart jacket, and he asks, "How do I look?" Debbie
smiles knowingly, "Well...!" Craig asks him
where he's off to. He explains that he's going to have lunch with
a lady called Laura Banning. Craig recalls, "The one who
bought Doug's mall?" David nods, "I'm going to see if
I can promote 'Home in Style' there." Craig wishes him luck.
David muses, "She wasn't easy to get to meet - I only got
past her secretary by mentioning Doug's name a couple of times."
Debbie asks, "Where you taking her?" David replies hesitantly,
"Er... 'Maxine's'." Craig laughs, "Which bank are
you robbing?!" Debbie asks, "Can you afford it?"
David assures her, "I can afford a Waldorf Salad or something.
Just because they have $20 main meals doesn't mean to say I have
to buy one, does it?!" With that, he heads out.
Susan and Wayne are standing at the bar in the lounge room at
Dural. Susan is sighing that it would have been a lot cheaper
if they'd just invited half the people. She then comments
that they haven't booked a band yet. Wayne tells her that he'll
get Andy to organise a mobile disco. Susan, however, retorts,
"There is no way I am getting married to disco music!"
Wayne shrugs, "Fair enough!" Susan asks, "Couldn't
we have a live band?" Wayne nods, "Sure - within reason."
Susan tells him, "I wouldn't be expecting Dire Straits;
just a nice little competent group who can keep in tune and play
all day." Wayne smiles, "Right. I'll book Springsteen
in the morning!" Susan laughs and strokes his arm tenderly.
She then asks, "You looking forward to it?" Wayne replies
lightly, "What a dumb question! I love you, Susie.
I'm glad all the hassles with your dad haven't spoilt it for you."
Susan tells him, "I don't think it's been easy for either
of us, really. I think we're both pretty resilient.""
Wayne smiles, "Need to be, eh?" Susan sighs,
"I wish mum and dad realised how much you've changed."
Wayne assures her, "They will - I'm sure they will
- as soon as they see how happy you are. The main thing is that
we stay together - always." Susan nods, "I hope so."
Wayne assures her, "We will."
Next door, Alison is holding Isabella as she paces Charlie's
lounge room. She's saying to the dog, "Now let's assume we're
Holmes and Watson for a minute. I'll be Holmes! Alright, so what
have we got? Let's examine the evidence: we know that Glen's missing
and that his ticket's been found behind a tree in the Hamilton
grounds - which suggests either a struggle or a very hasty departure.
Now... supposing Wayne discovers Glen and somehow overpowers him.
It's unlikely, knowing Wayne... but again, he had such a smug
smile on his face, so it is possible. But where did he put him?
One assumes that he wanted to keep him out of the way somewhere
- which leads us to the big question: where is 'somewhere'?"
She looks at Isabella and sighs, "Come on, contribute something.
I can't do it all by myself!" Isabella doesn't respond,
though! Alison goes on, "All I saw was Wayne leaving the
flat to go to the house. It can't be the house because Gordon
and Susan are there - and it can't be the flat--" She breaks
off suddenly as realisation dawns. She then hisses, "The
flat!" She puts Isabella down quickly, picks up
her bag and dashes out.
A short time later, Alison dashes up to the front door of the
flat. She can hear the loud music playing inside. She hesitates
and then knocks on the door. Andy opens it and demands, "What
do you want?" Alison tells him quickly that Wayne wants to
see him inside. She adds, "Susan insisted he stay back and
talk about wedding plans, so he sent me over." Andy
thanks her. He steps outside, closing the door, but leaving the
music on. He 'explains', "That sound system cost a packet;
I'd hate to have it knocked-off." He walks off. Alison stands
on the step and reaches into her handbag for her keys.
At 'Maxine's', David is sitting at a table with Laura Banning,
who asks him, "What are you having?" David says quickly
that he thought he might just have a salad. Looking at the menu,
he adds, "But I can't seem to find the prices..." Laura
points them out, saying, "There it is: $45 a head. Expensive
salad." David, looking shocked, muses, "Mmm..."
A waiter walks up to them and asks if they're ready to order.
Laura asks for chilled caviar. David looks at her in surprise
and then says, "What the hell. I'll have the same thing."
The waiter asks, "And to drink?" David opens the wine
list. Laura, though, tells him, "With caviar, it can only
be champagne, David." David looks at her, warily. Laura asks
the waiter for her favourite and he walks off. David then tells
Laura that he supposes he should start explaining about 'Home
In Style'." Laura, however, says, "I only really discuss
business with people I know, Mr. Palmer. So, tell me
Alison is inside the flat at the back of Dural and she turns
off the loud music. She then calls quietly, "Glen! Glen!"
Glen starts making noises in the bathroom and Alison dashes in
there, snapping, "I knew it." She bends down
and begins to untie his wrists. The knots are tight, though. Glen
indicates his gag and Alison moves to untying that, adding
as she does so that they don't have much time to get out. She
manages to get it off. Glen then indicates some scissors by the
In the lounge room in the main house, Susan is asking Wayne where
they want flowers. Andy suddenly walks in and says, "Wayne...
what do you want?" Wayne stares at him and retorts, "What
do you mean 'what do I want'?" Andy asks, "Didn't
you want to see me?" Wayne tells him, "No." Andy
stands there looking puzzled.
In the bathroom in the flat, Glen is asking Alison how she knew
where to find him. Alison replies, "A relatively simply process
of deduction." She removes the final bonds, then hands him
his ticket and suggests they go. Glen tries to stand up, but then
mutters that they've cut his circulation; he can hardly walk.
Alison retorts that they can't stay there. Glen manages
to get up and Alison helps him to the door. He mutters that he
supposes he's missed the 'plane. Alison retorts, "Not yet."
As they head into the lounge room, Alison gives Glen her car keys
and tells him to go straight to the airport. She adds that she'll
get his passport and meet him at the airport - but first she wants
to make sure Wayne doesn't follow them. Glen grimaces as he tries
to move his legs. Alison tells him that he'll have to
move, because if he doesn't they'll be caught and Wayne will marry
By the bar in the main house, Wayne is musing to Andy quietly,
"She must know Glen's in the flat." Andy asks, "How?"
Wayne retorts, "How the hell would I know?"
He then adds, "Did you lock the door?" Andy nods, "Of
course. She can't get in." Wayne replies, "Good."
He then realises, "Yes she can - she's got keys." Andy
murmurs, "Oh God." He goes to run out. Wayne grabs him
quickly, though, and then turns to Susan and tells her that he
and Andy have just got to go and check on a couple of things.
They head out into the hallway and Wayne closes the lounge room
doors behind them. The two of them then run down the hallway out
towards the flat.
A few seconds later, they head into the flat and into the bathroom
to find it empty. Looking annoyed, Wayne looks at Andy and says,
"Alison... Charlie's place. Come on."
At Charlie's, Alison takes a pencil out of the sideboard drawer
and goes to write on a piece of card. She places the card back
in the drawer. There's suddenly a thumping on the front door and
Wayne shouts furiously, "Alison." Alison sighs, "Alright,
I'm coming." She goes and opens the door. Wayne steps inside
and snaps, "Where is he?" Alison asks 'innocently',
"Who?" Wayne just snarls, "Don't play dumb. I'm
not in the mood." Alison sighs, "I'm sorry. I don't
have the faintest idea--" Wayne interrupts and snaps, "Glen.
You just abducted him from the flat." Alison smiles incredulously,
"I abducted him?" Wayne snaps, "Where
is he?" Alison muses, "You seriously don't expect me
to stand here and tell you?" Wayne orders Andy,
"Have a look around." Alison snaps at him that this
isn't his house. Wayne, though, ignores her and suggests to Andy
that if Glen left in a hurry, he might have left something behind.
Alison mutters that she has half a mind to call the police, and
she walks over to the 'phone, standing in front of the sideboard.
Wayne approaches her and, indicating the sideboard drawer, asks,
"You mind a minute?" Alison mutters, "Pardon?"
Wayne orders, "Get out of the way, Alison." He then
lifts her up and puts her down a few feet away! He opens the drawer
and takes out the card that Alison was writing on. Alison snaps,
"Get out - both of you." Wayne reads the card and then
smiles at her, "We're leaving." Turning to Andy, he
asks, "Know your way to the 'Rose View Motor Inn'?"
Andy nods, "Yeah. Why?" Wayne indicates the card and
shows that it's written on there that Glen is in room 253. He
then looks at Alison and smiles nastily, "I think you're
losing your touch." With that, he and Andy head out again,
leaving Alison with a delicious smile on her face!
In the kitchen at the country house, Craig is telling Debbie
that if she thinks she might be in trouble, she should stick her
hand out and tap the roof. Debbie suggests instead that, if she's
in trouble, she can stick her hand out the window, and if she's
not, she'll leave it inside. Craig accepts this. He then pretends
to be a drunk customer and he places his hand on her leg. He asks
her what she does. She just sits back, a smile on her face, and
makes a delighted purring sound!
At 'Maxine's', Laura Banning takes a sip from a glass of champagne
and asks David if he still sees much of his ex-wife. He replies
that he does every now and then; they're still friends. He then
reaches into his jacket pocket and takes out a rough version of
the pamphlet that they're hoping to produce. He hands it to Laura
and explains that the idea is to put them in shop windows and
hand them out at the mall. Laura muses that it's a good idea...
although she's not sure that her shoppers would be too impressed
with the suggestion that they're all drunkards. David suggests,
"The competition would attract them, wouldn't it? I mean:
every 500th customer wins a free trip." Laura just raises
her glass to him and murmurs, "Whoopee-doo..." David
insists, "It's got something. The whole point is
it's not meant to ferry alcos home. It's a bit of a novelty; it's
a luxury. Turn your car into a hire car at a 'phone call's notice.
Limo at the end of the line." Laura takes the pamphlet from
him and says, "What I think it needs is a touch of humanity.
Why don't you put your photo on it?" David gasps, "What?"
Laura repeats, "Your face. A photo." David laughs, "Get
away! People don't want to look at my ugly dial!"
Laura, however, tells him flirtatiously, "It's far from ugly,
David..." The waiter comes to clear the plates away and offer
dessert. David and Laura both decline. David adds, "Just
the bill." The waiter looks at him in surprise and says,
"I'm sorry?" David repeats, "The bill." The
waiter, looking confused, tells him, "But Mrs. Banning's
already signed." Laura thanks him and he walks off.
David looks at her and comments, "I thought I was supposed
to be taking you out to lunch." Laura just replies,
"I chose the restaurant so I thought it only fair I pay."
David asks, "Who says?" Laura retorts, "Me
- so forget it." She then adds, "Let me think about
it and I'll give you my answer tomorrow. Er... dinner at my place.
Eight o'clock." David, however, retorts, "Listen, lady.
You've got the info. Check it out by all means. When you make
up your mind, give me a call. Just because I'm doing a deal with
you doesn't give you the right to order me around." With
that, he stands up, adds, "Thanks for lunch and the champers.
Very generous of you," and walks off. Laura remains seated
at the table. The waiter walks past again and she calls to him,
"Mark... I think I will have dessert." A thoughtful
expression crosses her face.
Back at the country house, a disappointed-looking Debbie is asking
David why Laura didn't go for it. She adds that it wouldn't be
costing her anything; why does she need a whole day to
think about it? David suggests, "Maybe she's that sort of
woman - that can't say 'no' to your face? I bet her secretary
rings tomorrow." Debbie sighs, "I can't think why she'd
be saying 'no' at all." David retorts, "That's
the impression I got. I'll think of somewhere else to advertise.
I'll give it some thought tonight." Craig asks what the rush
is for: they've only got one driver and too much advertising means
they mightn't be able to cope with the demand. David mutters,
"You're expecting a lot, aren't you?" Craig
explains, "I just thought the plan was to start small, build
a reputation, then expand gradually." David retorts, "It
was - but a few things have happened, though: the guy
I've been paying off the truck to has turned a bit nasty lately
and he's thinking up an excuse to get it back. Giving him his
track record, it won't be long before he does. So, it's
got a little bit urgent to get things off the ground, that's all."
The 'phone suddenly starts ringing and Craig goes and answers
it. After a few seconds, he turns back to David and Debbie and
smiles, "Where's the keys? We've got a client. Guy called
'Mark'. Pick-up from 'Maxine's'. Someone must have been eavesdropping."
David just mutters, "I bet that Laura left the pamphlet behind.
Told you she wasn't interested." Craig looks at
Debbie and says, "Let's hit the road, kiddo."
Sometime later, Debbie is driving Laura Banning home. As they
head along the road, Laura asks, "Been busy lately?"
Debbie explains, "No. We've only just started, really."
She then asks, "How did you get to hear about us, Mrs...?"
Laura tells her, "Brown. Lyn Brown. Er... the waiter at the
restaurant-- " Debbie chips in, "He'd picked up our
pamphlet, had he?" Laura nods, "Yes." Debbie smiles,
"We've been leaving them everywhere." Laura
comments, "Your boss must be keen to expand." Debbie
grins, "That's business, isn't it?" Laura goes on, "How
does he treat you - your boss? Is he the sort of guy who likes
to put people in their places?" Debbie assures her, "David...
no. He's just an ordinary, decent sort of a guy. He's
nice." Laura muses, "Hmm..." She then
asks Debbie if she could put the aerial up." Debbie reaches
out through the window. In a car behind her, Craig sees Debbie
put her hand out and he mutters, "Oh hell." As Debbie
pulls up at a set of traffic lights, Craig brings his car to a
halt. He then climbs out, dashes over to the car in front, opens
the passenger-side door and drags Laura out! As she stands by
the car, looking astonished, Craig stares at her, realises she's
a woman, and murmurs in shock, "I'm sorry..." Laura
looks at Debbie and demands, "What the hell's going on?"
Craig explains nervously, "I thought you were attacking
her." Debbie explains to Craig, "I was just putting
the aerial up." Craig tries to tell Laura, "We had a
signal system--" Laura, though, interrupts and snaps, "Don't
bother with excuses. What sort of business is this?"
Craig assures her, "We'll give you the trip for free."
Laura, however, snaps, "The trip's over, boy - and
so is your business. You go back and tell David Palmer that Laura
Banning is not happy. Misunderstanding or not - I'm suing."