Wayne thanks the person from Customs and hangs up, a gleeful
smile on his face...
At Sydney airport, Glen is escorted into a small room by a Customs
officer. Another officer is sitting at a desk, and Glen demands
of him, "What's going on? What am I supposed to have done?"
The officer tells him, "Mr. Young, a junior officer has brought
you to me because we have reasonable cause to suspect you have
goods subject to Custom control on your person." Glen retorts,
"I'm not carrying a thing." The man suggests,
"In that case, I'm sure you'll agree to a personal search."
A look of shock crosses Glen's face.
Charlie is escorting Janice and Owen into her lounge room, saying
as she does so, "The big day's finally arrived!" Janice
smiles, "It's the first time I've ever been a bridesmaid.
It's probably the last one, too - once I'm married, I
can only ever be a matron of honour, can't I?" She then looks
at a light-pink dress lying on the couch and asks if it's her
dress. Charlie nods, "It certainly is." Janice beams,
"It's beautiful." Charlie asks Owen what he
thinks. He's looking distracted, though, and just mutters, "It's
very nice." Janice tells him that she'll have to try the
dress on, so if he wants to go out and wait by the pool... Owen
heads out there and Janice heads off to Charlie's room to get
changed. Alison walks into the lounge room from the hallway, and
Charlie, sitting down on the couch, comments to her, "Doesn't
she look a darling?" Alison muses, "I'll reserve judgement
until I see her in the dress." Charlie, though,
explains, "Isabella, darling - in the new little outfit we
bought for her this morning." She holds up the dog for Alison
to look more closely. Alison, though, asks in concern, "Charlie,
you don't think you're taking this wedding business a touch too
seriously?" Charlie smiles, "No. Why? I love
weddings." Alison points out, "There isn't going to
be a wedding, remember? We're just going through the
motions for the sake of the exercise. Once Glen turns up, the
whole thing's bound to be cancelled." Charlie asks, "What
if Glen doesn't turn up? What if Wayne stops
him?" Alison, however, retorts, "Wayne doesn't have
the faintest idea what's going on." Charlie asks, "Are
you sure?" Alison tells her, "If he did, he wouldn't
have had Andy follow us to the hairdresser's, would he?"
She adds assuredly, "Believe me, when Glen does
make his appearance, it's going to be a damn sight more exciting
than just any old wedding..."
In the Customs office, Glen is standing behind a screen, asking,
"Is it OK if I put my pants on now?" The Customs officer
hands them back to him and tells him to go ahead. As he dresses,
Glen adds, "I'd like to make a 'phone call, too - if that's
allowed." The officer tells him, "Feel free." He
then picks up a tape from his desk and asks Glen, "This yours?"
Glen replies, "Yes. It's personal. There's nothing illegal
about cassettes, is there?" The Customs officer puts it down
and smiles, "Of course not." Glen emerges from behind
the screen, goes to the desk, picks up the 'phone and dials a
The 'phone rings in Fiona's room at the mansion. May dashes to
answer it. When she hears who it is, she exclaims, "Glen!
Where are you?" Glen replies, "I'm at the airport. Is
Fiona there?" He listens to the response and then says, "Can
you give her a message? Tell her I arrived back earlier than I
expected and I'll meet her at the Hamiltons'." May nods,
"The Hamiltons'. Alright, I'll do that for you." Glen
hangs up and May does likewise.
A short time later, Glen is dashing across the airport car park.
As he goes to unlock his car door, he becomes aware of two burly
men standing suddenly behind him. He turns to look at them. One
of them holds out his hand and demands, "The keys."
Glen stares at them and then, handing the keys over, mutters,
"OK, if you want the car, have the car."
The man who takes the keys, though, retorts, "You're coming
with us - for a nice little trip..." He then bundles
A while later, Glen and the two men are standing in a clearing
by a track in some woods. Glen is removing his shirt, sighing,
"You guys probably wouldn't believe it if I told you this
is the second time today I've had to get my gear off!"
He's standing at gunpoint. He then indicates his trousers and
mutters, "I suppose these have to go too, eh?" The men
just glare at him and, as he removes his trousers reluctantly,
he adds, "You guys getting some sort of kick out of this?"
The first man just raises his gun and points it at Glen's head.
The second man picks up Glen's clothes and, putting them in a
box, starts walking off with them. As he turns his back, Glen
lunges at the first man and brings him to the ground. The two
of them start struggling for the gun, but the second man quickly
runs up and starts laying into Glen. He and the other thug then
climb quickly into the car and drive off, leaving Glen lying,
in just his underwear, at the side of the track.
Wayne and Susan are kissing passionately in the lounge room at
Dural when Gordon walks in, dressed in his wedding suit. He stops
in his tracks and apologises, "Sorry! I'll come back later!"
Susan, though, grins, "No, don't - I have to dress, anyway."
Wayne comments to his father that it looks like he beat everyone
to the bathroom. Gordon explains that he wanted to be on-hand
in case of any last-minute hiccups. Wayne, though, assures him
smugly, "Oh, I don't think there'll be any." Susan makes
to head off to get into her wedding dress. Gordon, though, says,
"Before you go, there's something I want to say to you and
Wayne." Wayne puts his arm around Susan and Gordon tells
them, "When you come back from your honeymoon, I'd like you
both to have the master bedroom." Susan says quickly, "No..."
Gordon, however, tells her, "I insist. When you're Mrs. Wayne
Hamilton you'll be mistress of the house and I want you to feel
at home." Wayne smiles gratefully, "Thanks, dad. I mean
that." Susan tells Gordon, "We don't want you to feel
you'll be living in our pockets." Gordon however, insists,
"I don't want to impose." Wayne assures him, "Susan
and I have both talked about it and we both feel the same way.
We don't want you moving out; it's your home and we want to share
it with you. I don't want anything to change, dad; I'd be upset
if it did." Susan adds, "And so would I."
A man wearing overalls suddenly walks into the lounge room and
tells Gordon, "We've laid the marquee out where you said,
but I think we'd better shift it: there's some trees going to
get in the way when we put it up." Gordon tells him, "I'll
come and have a look." He heads out.
Beryl is in Fiona's room at the mansion, tidying up Robert's
toys. Fiona walks in and calls for May, adding, "It's time
we were getting ready for the wedding." She then turns back
to Beryl and comments, "Glen's 'plane should be landing soon."
Beryl muses, "Let's hope he's on it." Fiona
assures her, "Don't worry - Glen will be here in plenty of
time to stop the wedding." May walks through the gap in the
bookcase and says to Fiona, "You were calling me, Fiona..."
Fiona explains, "It's time we were getting into our glad-rags."
May then says, "I had a message for you." Fiona asks,
"What is it?" May, however, looking suddenly blank,
admits, "I can't remember." Fiona asks, "Who's
it from?" May shrugs, "I don't know. It's gone."
Fiona sighs, "Oh well - no doubt you will remember
- eventually." May walks off again. There's suddenly
a knock on the door of the room and Fiona turns to find David
standing there. He steps inside and Beryl instantly goes and gives
him a tight hug. David smiles, "You're acting like you haven't
seen me for years." Beryl explains, "I'm just
glad you're here." David tells her, "I wasn't quite
sure of the welcome I'd get - I still haven't changed my mind
about going to the wedding; I'd probably punch Wayne in the mouth
again if I got close enough to him." Fiona assures him, "You
won't have to - when Glen pulls the rug out from underneath him,
it's going to hurt even more!" David then tells Beryl, "I
was thinking: to save you any hassle I could look after Robert
while you go to the Hamiltons'." Beryl, however, says quickly,
"No, no. I can manage." With that, she goes to head
out of the room, murmuring, "I'd better get back to him -
he's probably awake now." She goes. Fiona explains to David
uncertainly, "Beryl's really very edgy, with the wedding
so close and everything - and you know how overprotective she
is of Robert." David just murmurs in surprise, "Yeah..."
Wayne is about to head upstairs in the hallway at Dural when
there's a knock on the front door. He goes and answers it. One
of the men who abducted Glen is standing there, holding the box
containing Glen's clothes. He mouths to Wayne, "All done."
Wayne invites him in and asks, "Where did you leave him?"
The man replies, "Out in the middle of nowhere. Take him
hours to get back to Dural." Wayne asks, "What
if someone gives him a lift?" The man, though, asks, "Would
you stop for someone wandering along the road wearing
nothing but his jocks?!" Wayne laughs and then asks the man,
"What did you find on him? Any statement? Letter?" The
man tells him, "Everything he was carrying is in the box:
papers... clothes... wallet; the lot." Wayne goes to take
the box and says, "Great - I'll take a look through and see
what I can find." Gordon suddenly comes in from the garden,
though, and asks Wayne, "Shouldn't you be upstairs, getting
showered and changed?" Wayne tells him, "On my way now."
Gordon then indicates the box Wayne is holding and asks, "What
have you got here?" Wayne replies quickly, "Glasses.
I ordered some more in case we didn't have enough. I was just
about to take them through." Gordon tells him, "I'll
take them." He takes the box from Wayne's hands. Wayne quickly
turns to his heavy and says, "Thanks for bringing them out
- I'll be in touch when they have to be picked up." He opens
the front door and the heavy goes. Wayne turns back to his father
and, holding out his hands, assures him, "It's OK - I'll
take them through to the caterers." Gordon, however, retorts,
"No you won't. You'll go upstairs and get ready for your
wedding. A man doesn't keep his bride waiting; that's her
prerogative." Wayne tells him, "You shouldn't really
be lifting anything heavy." Gordon points out, "I'm
not." Wayne persists nervously, "Even so, you
don't want to overdo it - you're just getting over a heart attack."
Gordon insists, "From which I am completely recovered. Wayne,
it is not heavy. I can carry it less than fifty metres. Now, for
heaven's sake go upstairs and get ready." With that, he turns
and goes to head back outside with the box. Andy walks in past
him and they exchange greetings. Andy then tells Wayne, "Listen,
I followed Alison and Charlie like you said, but all they did
was--" Wayne interrupts him, though, and says curtly, "Glen's
back in town." Andy asks in surprise, "How do you know?"
Wayne retorts, "Because I do." He then adds curtly,
"I managed to get rid of him, but whatever evidence be brought
back from Bali is in that box dad just took outside." Andy
asks, "What's it doing in there?" Wayne ignores
him, retorting instead, "You just start getting
out there and look for it. I don't know what we're after: a piece
of paper... a notebook... We've got to find it. If dad comes across
it before I do, I'm history." Andy heads back outside,
leaving Wayne standing in the hallway looking worried.
Outside, Gordon is unloading glasses from a box, commenting to
a caterer standing nearby as he does so, "I don't know why
my son ordered extra glasses; there's plenty as it is." The
caterer, however, tells him, "You can never have enough glasses,
Mr. Hamilton." Andy suddenly walks over to them and, taking
the still-closed box in front of Gordon, smiles, "Mr. Hamilton,
I'll unpack those." Gordon stares at him and demands,
"Has Wayne been talking to you?" Andy asks, "What
about?" Gordon retorts, "About my apparent invalid status."
Andy tells him, "No - I just thought you might like to go
and get ready." Gordon points out, "I am ready."
Charlie - holding Isabella - suddenly walks over to them. She's
all dressed up and she asks Gordon, "Everything on schedule?"
Gordon nods, "So far - except Wayne seems to have developed
a sudden aversion to showering!" Charlie laughs, "Whatever
for?!" Gordon suggests, "Maybe he likes the
excitement of leaving everything to the last minute?!" Changing
the subject, he then comments seriously, "Charlie, you mentioned
something about Maggie to Alison." Charlie, looking initially
blank, then nods, "That's right!" Gordon tells her,
"I wish you hadn't..." The two of them walk off, still
talking. Andy immediately grabs the box on the table next to him
and says to the caterer, "I'll take those." He walks
off. The caterer looks at one of his staff in surprise.
A short time later, Andy is standing next to a fire that he's
lit in a skip at the back of the house. Wayne is crouching next
to him, going through the contents of the box. Andy feeds Glen's
top into the fire, telling Wayne as he does so, "Your old
man's going to have a fit if you don't hurry up and get
ready." Wayne, however, points out, "I won't need
to get ready if I don't find what Glen's got on me." He continues
going through the box and picks out a sheet of paper. He reads
it and then says, "I think I've found what I'm after."
Andy asks, "What is it?" Wayne tells him, "A letter
from Maria. It's all here: all the dirt. I'd be done like a dinner
if this got into the wrong hands." With that, he
screws up the sheet of paper and tosses it into the fire. He then
smiles, "I can get ready now." Andy reaches into the
box and takes out the rest of Glen's clothes and the tape. He
looks at the tape and then puts it into his jacket pocket. He
puts the rest of the clothes in the fire.
Alison is heading towards the front door of the house when Wayne
comes round the corner from the back. She approaches him and,
noticing that he's still not in his suit, comments, "The
invitation should have said the dress was casual! Charlie
went to the trouble of buying a new outfit." Wayne glares
at what she's wearing and retorts, "You
obviously didn't." He then adds sourly, "You really
think Glen's going to ride up on his charger at the last minute
and stop the wedding, don't you?" Alison smiles, "If
I was a betting woman, I'd put money on it." Wayne
tells her, "It's just as well you're not - a betting
woman, I mean - because you'd lose your dough. You always do
when the race is fixed." With that, he adds lightly, "See
you in church," and walks off.
Fiona, May, Beryl and Robert have arrived and Gordon is greeting
them on the front driveway. He adds that Susan is over at Charlie's,
getting changed. Wayne joins them and smiles, "Afternoon,
ladies." Beryl glares at him. He then looks at Gordon and
continues quickly, "Before you say anything, I'll be showered
and dressed within twenty minutes!" Turning to Beryl, he
asks, "How's my future mother-in-law? Looking forward to
the big event?" Beryl just mutters, "It's Susan's
day. I hope everything turns out well for her." Wayne assures
her, "It will." Alison looks on from a distance as Wayne
looks at Robert and adds, "Won't it, Robert? You'll
have to call me 'Uncle Wayne' when you can talk!" Gordon
suggests to Beryl that she take Robert inside. Beryl insists,
"He's fine." Gordon comments, "The poor little
fella's been out in the sun all day; take him up to my room and
let him rest." Beryl, however, retorts, "He's perfectly
alright, Gordon." Fiona tries, "Come on, Beryl - we
don't want him crying during the wedding ceremony." Beryl
retorts, "If he cries, I'll take him out." Gordon comments
in surprise, "You can't walk out - you're the bride's
mother." Beryl snaps, "And Robert's the bride's
brother - I'm not leaving him inside." Gordon asks,
"Why on earth not? What do you think will happen to him?"
Beryl just snaps, "I want him with me." Gordon
insists, "Really, Beryl: there's a bed up there. I'll organise
one of the caterers to keep an eye on him." Beryl, however,
demands, "Why can't I keep any eye on him? Why can't
I keep an eye on my own son?" Fiona suggests suddenly, "Why
don't I stay with him? I could tuck him in; read him
a story. He'll be alright." Gordon points out, "Then
you'll miss the wedding." Fiona insists, "That's
alright, Gordon." Gordon retorts, "No it isn't."
Fiona sighs, "Gordon, please." Gordon, still
looking annoyed, mutters, "OK, fine. I'll catch up with everybody
later." He walks off, looking at Wayne as he does so and
adding, "You: shower." Wayne assures him, "I'm
going, I'm going!" He and Gordon walk off. Beryl says to
Fiona, "Thankyou." Fiona shrugs, "It's not as if
I'll be missing much anyway - except Glen's arrival." She
then takes Robert from Beryl and the three of them head up to
the house. Alison watches them, a thoughtful frown on her face.
A short time later, May is standing with Fiona and some other
guests inside, in the lounge room, commenting to Fiona, "Susan's
going to have a lot of gifts to return. Fiona nods, "That's
one of the more unpleasant aspects of the exercise -
although if it was that or spending the rest of my time with Wayne,
I know what I'd choose." Alison walks over to them
suddenly and asks, "What's going on? What's wrong?"
Fiona replies blankly, "Nothing, as far as I know."
Alison, however, insists, "Something is - I can
feel it. Wayne is out there strutting around as though
he's king of the barnyard. Beryl's scared stiff of him."
Fiona assures her, "Beryl is not scared of him;
she hates him, but--" Alison interrupts and retorts,
"She's scared of him, Fiona; I can tell the difference."
Fiona retorts, "Maybe you can, but for your information there
is a very good reason why she is so protective of Robert:
we had a scare this morning - he disappeared again; some stupid
woman who can't have any children of her own just picked him up
and walked off with him." Alison queries, "A woman?
Not Wayne?" Fiona sighs, "Hardly."
Alison murmurs, "No, as usual he gets someone else
to do his dirty work for him, doesn't he?" Fiona
sighs, "Oh, Alison, I do think you're letting your imagination
run away with you." Alison, however, demands, "Then
why hasn't he shown?" May chips in suddenly, "Relax
- he'll be here. He told me so." Fiona looks at
her and asks in surprise, "When did he tell you?"
May replies, "When he called. He wanted to speak to you and
you were out - that was the message." Alison asks quickly,
"What did he say?" May, looking thoughtful, tells her
and Fiona, "He said his 'plane was early, he was on his way
to the Hamiltons', he'd meet you here." Fiona asks, "When
did he call?" May replies, "A couple of hours ago. Before
we left." A suddenly-worried-looking Alison remarks, "Then
he should be here." Fiona murmurs, "Yes, he
Glen is walking along a quiet track, wearing just his underwear.
An open-topped car suddenly comes towards him, and he holds out
his arms to stop it. It drives straight past him, though. After
a few seconds, however, it reverses back. The driver stares at
him and then asks him where he's going. Glen tells him, "Sydney."
The man asks bemusedly, "You're feeling more people will
give you a lift if you take your clothes off?!" Glen replies
quickly, "It was a prank - a mate of mine thought they were
being funny." The man smiles, "Jump in."
He then hands Glen a bottle of scotch and tells him to get it
into him. Glen takes a sip. The man adds, "You need some
clothes?" Glen replies, "You got some?" The man
indicates some bags piled up in the back of his car and tells
him, "My whole wardrobe." He reaches across to the back
and then hands a grateful Glen a shirt. He then pulls away.
In the lounge room at Charlie's, Janice is looking at herself
in the mirror. She has her bridesmaid's dress on and Owen, who's
standing with her, tells her distantly, "It's nice."
Janice turns to him and demands, "Is that all you can say?"
Owen tries, "It's very nice?" Janice mutters,
"Owen..." Owen sighs, "Oh, I'm sorry,
Janice. I just can't think straight at the moment. I'm
afraid of what Charlie's going to say at the wedding about mother.
I'm going to become a laughing stock." Janice, however, insists,
"Charlie won't say a word. You're worrying over
nothing. Why don't you go over to the Hamiltons'? I'll
be there as soon as I've finished helping Susan dress." Owen
mutters, "I don't want people sniggering behind my back."
Janice assures him, "No one's going to snigger; I won't let
them." With that, they walk to the front door.
A number of wedding guests are seated in the marquee erected
in the grounds of Dural. Wayne is standing at the front of the
marquee with Andy and the celebrant. May and Beryl sit down on
one of the rows of chairs laid out, and Beryl glares at Wayne.
At the front, Wayne turns to Andy and murmurs, "You haven't
managed to lose the ring?" Andy tells him, "I wouldn't
be game!" Wayne then looks across at where Alison's
sitting with Charlie and Isabella and comments, "Look at
Alison: looks like she's been chewing lemons all afternoon!"
In her seat, Alison leans across to Charlie and murmurs, "I
wish someone would do the world a favour and push Wayne under
a train!" On the other side of the marquee, Owen turns round
in concern as he hears another guest saying behind him, "After
all these years, the things she's done..." May suddenly
leans over to him and asks, "How did Janice look?" Owen
murmurs, "Wonderful. She'll make a lovely bridesmaid. She'll
also make a lovely bride when our time comes." May
then turns to Beryl and comments, "Fiona's aversion therapy
isn't working." Beryl looks at her blankly and May
adds, "Janice and Owen." Beryl then turns round to look
at the back of the marquee. She whispers to May, "They're
here." A look of horror crosses her face. Janice, Susan and
Gordon are standing at the end of a long red carpet. Wayne stands
at the front of the marquee, a smile on his face. Janice adjusts
Susan's train and Gordon then asks, "We ready?" Janice
nods, "I think so." The organist starts playing Here
Comes the Bride. Beryl looks on, clearly upset, as Janice
and Gordon escort Susan down the aisle towards the front of the
marquee. They stop in front of the celebrant and Susan smiles
warmly at Wayne. The organist stops playing and the celebrant
then says to the congregation, "We are here today to share
with Wayne and Susan one of the most important decisions in their
lives." Wayne looks at Susan happily. The celebrant continues,
"They have learned to know and to love each other and have
now decided to live their lives together as husband and wife.
We have been invited to hear Wayne and Susan as they promise to
face the future together, accepting whatever may lie ahead. May
the friendship between them be a firm base on which to establish
this marriage." Wayne and Susan smile at each other. The
celebrant then turns to Gordon and says, "Gordon, do you
give Susan's hand in marriage?" Before Gordon can respond,
though, a voice calls suddenly from the back of the marquee, "Hang
on. Hold it." It's David. Stepping inside and walking towards
the front of the marquee, he adds curtly, "I've got a few
things to say - and after I have, there's no way that
my daughter will marry that two-faced mongrel." Susan and
Wayne stare at him in horror.