Outside, Tina has outlined her plans for Debbie's birthday party
to Craig and she asks him what he thinks. Craig smiles that she's
a genius! Susan walks over to them suddenly and grins, "Hi!"
She then asks where Deb is. Craig explains that she's back at
the hotel; he and Tina are planning a surprise birthday party
for her. Susan asks when her birthday is. Tina tells her, "The
31st." Craig adds that Tina thinks everyone should come as
a character beginning with 'D'. Susan smiles that it sounds fun!
She adds that Wayne can pay for the food and the decorations and
Craig will then have more money to buy Debbie a decent present.
Craig accepts this. Tina tells him, "She'll love you for
it - you wait and see!"
At the country house, Caroline - who's all dressed up - walks
into the kitchen from the hallway as Charlie comes in through
the back door. Charlie tells her that she looks absolutely gorgeous.
Caroline explains that it's her interview dress: she's about to
head off for another one. She goes on bitterly that she's lost
out on five jobs already: it seems as though her jail record is
of more concern than her talent and appearance. Charlie tells
her that the job with her and Lisa is always there; she just has
to wait until Lisa gets back. Caroline, though, says she really
does need something now. She adds plaintively that somebody
out there's got to give her a chance. Charlie then offers,
"You're more than welcome to stay with me if you decide to
try looking in Sydney." She adds quickly, "I realise
you and Alison don't get exactly on, but she's hardly ever home
these days - she spends most of her time at the mansion."
Caroline insists, "It's alright - I'm not angry with her
any more. As a matter of fact, I was thinking that, if I could
save up enough money, I'd like to come to Sydney and settle
it with her..." Charlie smiles, "That's wonderful!"
She then takes a key for her front door out of her handbag and,
handing it over, says, "You've got to promise to use it every
time you're up." Caroline replies, "I promise. But in
the meantime I haven't quite given up on Melbourne yet."
With that, she heads out.
A while later, a man is writing on a sheet of paper. He asks,
"Height?" Caroline is sitting in a photographic studio
with him and she tells him, "Five foot five." The man
asks, "Statistics?" Caroline replies, "38-24-36."
The man then asks her to stand up. He walks round her, asking
as he does so if she minds changing hairstyles for particular
jobs. Caroline laughs, "As long as it's not a mohawk!"
The man then tells her, "You're exactly what I want. How
about we start right now?" Caroline nods, "Fine."
The man smiles, "OK! I'll set up while you take off your
clothes." Caroline looks at him in horror.
A few seconds later, the man is standing behind a camera. Caroline
is still standing there, looking horrified, and the man asks if
there's any problem. Caroline murmurs, "I didn't realise
the modelling was in the nude." The man, though, assures
her quickly, "Hang on - you'll be wearing something:
I'm doing a brochure for some furniture." Caroline,
looking relieved, asks what she gets paid. The man tells her,
"Three hours, three hundred dollars." Caroline says,
"Five hundred." The man, however, sighs, "Look,
Miss. Morrell, you don't have an agent, you're totally inexperienced
and I'm offering good money. Take it or leave it." Caroline
asks, "Cash?" The man nods, "If you like."
Caroline accepts, "Alright - I'll do it."
Debbie and Andy are sitting at a bar at the hotel in Noosa. It's
raining outside and Andy comments that it's lucky they were playing
tennis indoors. They suddenly spot Craig and Tina outside,
Tina laughing, "No! No!" as Craig pulls her into the
pool! Debbie stares at them and then storms off. Andy goes after
A short time later, in a reception area, Andy suggests to Debbie
that she talks to Craig before she gets upset; she shouldn't
give up trying on someone, especially if she really cares about
them. Debbie comments, "Sounds like that's coming from experience."
Andy sighs, "The only difference with me was I didn't
realise how much I cared for her 'til she was gone."
He sits down and goes on, "But you've got a chance
to do something about it." Debbie asks, "Why
didn't you?" Andy replies, "It's complicated.
See, Kelly and I had been going out for ages. I was pretty happy
just doing my mobile DJ-ing - like parties, school dances, that
sort of stuff. Then we both got a job on a cruise ship and all-of-a-sudden
I was in charge of the ship's disco. It was a pretty big jump.
I guess it went to my head." Debbie asks gently, "What
happened?" Andy replies, "I started neglecting her.
Thought I was some hotshot celebrity. A couple of guys even offered
to set me up in my own club after the cruise. What a joke... Turned
out they didn't even have a cent between them." Debbie prompts,
"And Kelly left you?" Andy replies, "Not straight
away. She got homesick on the ship, and the more I ignored her,
the worse it became - 'til one of the musos started chatting to
her. Exactly what she needed: a bit of attention. I didn't
even have a clue it was happening. By the time the cruise
had ended, all the club plans had fallen through and I finally
came to my senses... I looked around for her and she was gone.
Living with a muso; as far as I know, they're still together.
It was my fault. I took too long to realise - but you haven't,
so don't give up." Debbie sighs that she doesn't know if
it'll make any difference. Andy points out that she won't know
unless she gives it a shot. Debbie sits there looking thoughtful
for several seconds. She then stands up and says, "I'd better
get ready for dinner, then. I'll see you at Wayne and Susan's.
And thanks for the talk, Andy. It helped." With that, she
heads off to her room, leaving Andy looking thoughtful.
In the photographer's studio, Caroline is reclining on a couch
in a skimpy costume as the photographer takes shots of her. As
he finishes his final reel of film, he tells Caroline, "You
were excellent. In fact, I'll give you the address of an associate,
if you're interested." He writes it down and hands it over.
Caroline thanks him. He adds, "I'll also give a recommendation
to an agency." Caroline queries, "Agency for what?"
The man tells her, "Models. Where I get most of
my girls from. You might like to join them." Caroline nods,
"Yes, I think I might." The man then takes out $300
and hands it over. Caroline takes it and smiles, "Pleasure
doing business with you."
Charlie is sitting at the kitchen table at the country house
when Caroline arrives home. Charlie asks if the interview went
well. Caroline beams, "Better than that: three hours' work
with the promise of more to come. Might be able to afford a trip
to Sydney sooner than I thought." Charlie smiles,
"Fabulous!" As Charlie goes and puts the kettle on,
Caroline sits down and asks carefully, "How are Wayne and
Alison getting along these days?" Charlie sighs, "Worse
than ever. Honestly, you wouldn't believe what
went on before Wayne's wedding." Caroline remarks, "I
suppose Alison tried to stop it." Charlie tells
her, "We all did. Wayne was awful to Glen:
all those lies about him being the father of Maria's baby and
then abandoning them... Glen was so upset - especially when the
marriage went ahead." Caroline asks, "What happened
afterwards? Did Wayne and Alison call a truce?" Charlie replies,
"Hardly. You see, Alison paid for Glen's trip to Bali. He
managed to get Maria to admit she was lying because Wayne bribed
her. It was all recorded on cassette. Imagine how upset Susan
would be if she heard it." Caroline asks, "Why didn't
she?" Charlie admits in embarrassment, "The cassette
got lost... It still is. Wayne's desperate to find it."
Caroline comments, "I bet Alison is, too."
Charlie tells her, "She'd give her right arm. They both
would." Caroline sits there looking thoughtful.
It's nighttime, and Susan is sitting with Craig in a reception
area at the hotel in Noosa, telling him, "You've got
to wear a hat: all the dwarves did!" They quieten
down as Debbie and Andy walk up to them suddenly, and Susan stuffs
a bag under the couch she and Craig are sitting on. She then looks
at Debbie and comments, "I hope you're feeling hungry. We're
going to have fresh bream." There's a table laid out in front
of them and Debbie asks who the extra place is for. Susan tells
her, "Tina. She wasn't doing anything. Thought it would be
nice to ask her along." Debbie looks down at the ground,
clearly disappointed. Andy, looking at Craig and Debbie, chips
in brightly, "Listen, I had an idea for tomorrow: why don't
you two give the honeymooners a bit of time together and trek
off to the Giant Pineapple?" Susan smiles quickly, "Why
not? Sounds great!" Debbie looks at Craig imploringly.
Craig, though, tells her that it's out for him as he's got a heap
of shopping to do. Debbie stands there looking upset.
Later that evening, Debbie joins Andy in his room, insisting
that he didn't have to leave too. Andy, though, tells her that
she doesn't have to be so brave; he knows how it feels. Debbie
cries, "Did you see the way Tina and Craig were whispering
to each other? It was almost as though I wasn't even there."
Andy replies, "I did see them and I think you're
reading too much into it." Debbie cries, "What if I'm
not? It's going to be terrible - we still have to work
together." Andy raises quickly, "How's the driving business
going?" Debbie murmurs, "It was going
great guns. Just imagine if we did split up,
though: I really don't think I could do it." Andy
pushes, "And you couldn't go back to the market garden, could
you? That's been leased out..." Debbie replies, "It's
been half leased-out; David still co-runs it." Andy
comments, "I hadn't heard about that." Debbie tells
him, "The other people do most of the work, though; it's
not as if there's a job waiting there for me." Andy
murmurs, "Of course not." He looks pleased with himself.
The next morning, Susan is sitting on her and Wayne's bed when
there's a knock on the door. She goes and answers it to find Andy
standing there. He steps inside and asks if Wayne is about. Susan
sighs, "You two are amazing, you know that? You come up here
for a break and you spend half your time working."
She then adds that she thinks Wayne is down sending telexes.
Downstairs, Craig is sitting with Tina in a reception area, drinking
coffee. She asks him if he's hidden his costume yet. He replies,
"In Susan's room - we're stashing all of them in
there." At that moment, Debbie walks over to them, followed
by Andy. Craig calls across to them, "Hi!" Debbie stares
at him and Tina sitting together. Tina stands up and announces
that she'd better get changed and back on the job, and she heads
off. Craig looks at Debbie and asks, "Fancy a game of tennis?"
Debbie, though, retorts, "No. Sorry. Andy and I are going
for a swim. I'll see you later." She and Andy walk off, leaving
Craig looking puzzled.
David is sitting at the kitchen table at the country house, a
sheaf of papers in his hand and a calculator on the table in front
of him. Caroline walks in from the hallway and sighs, "I
wish I could help. I feel so useless."
David, however, assures her, "It's not your problem. I've
got to find a way out of it for myself." Caroline
asks him if he couldn't approach the bank for another loan. David,
though, tells her, "They wouldn't be in it. I'm pushing my
luck as it is." Caroline sighs, "A year ago
I could have written you out a cheque on the spot; solved
everything. Now, I can hardly afford a packet
of chewing gum." David suggests, "Then stop
worrying about me and go out there and take care of yourself!"
Caroline smiles at him weakly. She then stands up. As she walks
to the door, she adds, "If anybody contacts me about work,
could you give them this number?" She reaches into her bag
and takes out a card, adding, "It's a modelling agency I
joined. I don't want to miss out on any jobs - they're not exactly
flooding in." She then adds, "Chin up,"
and heads out. She pauses just outside the back door and then
reaches into her handbag and takes out the $300, looking thoughtful.
A while later, Caroline is standing in another photographic studio.
A man standing with her tells her, "I'll pay $300 an hour."
Caroline asks how long it'll take. The man replies, "Two
hours. There's no need to rush away." Caroline asks him if
she can see some samples of his work. The man hands over some
shots of women wearing very little clothing. Caroline stares at
them and gasps, "You've got to be joking."
The man asks what the problem is." Caroline growls, "It's
little more than pornography." The man, however, snaps back,
"Don't waste my time, OK? Do you want the money or don't
you?" Caroline asks warily, "Are they going to be these
sort of photos?" The man nods, "More or less."
Caroline mutters, "How much 'less' can you get?"
She then tells him curtly, "Find yourself someone else, Mr.
Jones. I'm not that hard up." She storms out.
Back at the country house, Caroline is sitting in the lounge
room, looking at a magazine, when David and Charlie walk in. David
comments that he didn't expect her back so soon. Caroline tells
him that the job fell through. She then asks if Beryl got away
OK. David nods, "Yes - and it was good to see her go, too.
I reckon Wayne would do anything to get at me
- he knows how fond I am of Robert - and Beryl, of course - and
in London they're just out of his reach." Caroline comments,
"I can't believe he'd use Robert - not even Wayne
is that ruthless." Charlie, however, tells her, "He
already has, darling. Why do you think Beryl bought the
security system? In fact, why do you think I bought her
the ticket to London? Because Wayne has threatened them
as well as David, that's why. The poor woman has been
scared out of her wits. Anyway, they should be safe now."
She then heads out of the room, saying she's going to ring the
warehouse and see if Lisa's back. When she's gone, Caroline gasps,
"I can't believe it..." David growls, "If
he lays a finger on them... he's an animal." Caroline
then reaches into her handbag and takes out her $300. Holding
it out to David, she tells him, "I know it's not much, but
it might help to keep Wayne off your back." David
insists that he couldn't. Caroline, however, says, "Please
take it. You helped me when I was down; I'd like to do
the same for you." David tells her, "You need
it as much as me." Caroline, however, tells him,
"Don't worry. I got offered another job this morning - it'll
pay well. I'll be able to give you some more tomorrow."
David comments, "I don't know what to say." Caroline
tells him, "Don't say anything. Just start paying some of
Sometime later, Caroline is back in Mr. Jones' studio. As she
sits down on a leather couch, wearing a skimpy blue top and short
black skirt, Jones tells her, "I'm glad you changed
your mind - you'll probably enjoy it more than you think. Who
knows? You might even come back for more..."
At the hotel in Noosa, Andy and Debbie walk into Andy's room,
Andy telling Debbie, "Come on - a swim will do you good."
Debbie, though, sighs that she doesn't feel like it anymore.
Andy sighs, "OK - I'm going to have to try something else."
He then picks up a small box from the table and, handing it over,
says, "That's for you." Debbie asks in surprise,
"What for?" Andy asks, "Does there have to be a
reason? Open it." Debbie does so to find a shell necklace
inside. She smiles, "It's lovely." Andy tells her, "You
deserve it." Debbie sighs that she must have been
the most depressing company he's ever had. Andy, however,
tells her, "Rubbish - you've been a real help." Debbie
asks, "How could I have been?" Andy explains,
"Wayne had this problem that he wanted me to take care of,
but I couldn't come up with anything until you gave me an idea."
Debbie protests that she doesn't have a clue about business.
Andy, though, tells her, "It wasn't business; it
was... personal." Debbie sighs, "I just wish
I could solve my own personal problems. I just keep wondering
what it's going to be like working with him - especially
if he stays keen on Tina." Andy suggests, "Maybe
the problem could take care of itself. You mightn't have
to work with him." Debbie asks in surprise, "What do
you mean?" Andy muses, "You never know... David's business
might pack up." Looking shocked, Debbie exclaims, "Andy!"
Andy, however, points out, "It would make it a lot easier
for you: you wouldn't have to face Craig every day. In
fact, you could clear out completely and come up to Sydney."
Debbie protests that David's business won't pack up.
Andy, though, insists, "It's always on the cards, Deb. It
doesn't matter how good you are. Anyway, a move to Sydney might
be just what you need. I'd help you settle in... find yourself
a place to live... another job..." Debbie interrupts and
cries, "No, Andy. Please." Andy assures her
quickly, "I only meant if things don't work out, I'd like
to help." Debbie suggests, "Let's just hope they do."
Craig is standing with Susan in her and Wayne's hotel room. She
holds a pink dress up against herself and asks Craig what he thinks.
Craig asks blankly, "What is it?" Susan tells
him, "Dorothy, of course. Wizard of Oz!" Craig
just looks away. Susan asks him what's wrong. Craig mutters, "I
just saw Debbie going into Andy's room." Susan asks,
"So?" Craig retorts, "Andy had his arm around her."
Susan points out, "They're friends. Stop jumping
to conclusions." Craig insists, "I'm not. There's
more to it - you could tell." Susan insists, "I'm
sure it was perfectly innocent." There's suddenly a knock
on the door and Andy walks in. He smiles, "Hi! What's everyone
up to?" Craig glares at him and snaps, "I don't know.
You tell me." Andy looks at him and mutters,
"It was just a question." Craig demands, "What
the hell are you doing with Debbie?" Andy replies innocently,
"Nothing." Craig snarls, "Come on. I'm
not stupid." Andy nods at him and then says tersely, "For
your information, I've been giving her a bit of company, 'cos
the way people round here have been treating her, she
needs it." Craig growls, "Looks like you were
giving her more than just company." Andy gasps,
"Listen to him putting dirt on me while he's
running around Noosa with Tina." Craig retorts,
"Tina and I are old High School friends." Andy snaps,
"High School friends. That's a good line - I'll
have to remember that." Craig growls, "Listen:
the only girl I care about is Debbie. You better watch
yourself or I'm gonna smash your face in." Andy snaps, "Why
don't you see how Debbie feels before you start shooting
your big mouth off? Maybe she's not as keen on you as you think."
He prods Craig in the chest as he says this. Craig gives him a
shove back. Susan quickly runs and stands between them, snapping,
"Stop it. Cut it out. Do you hear me? Just stop it. If you
want to spoil everybody's holiday, you're going the right way
about it. Now, let's just forget what happened and shake hands.
Come on." Andy looks at Craig and mutters, "Let's just
forget it." Craig mutters back, "Fine." Andy walks
off, leaving Susan looking worried.
David is sitting at the kitchen table at the country house when
Charlie walks in through the back door. She has a large envelope
in her hand and she tells David, "I thought you might like
to see photographs of Beryl. The proof sheets arrived after lunch.
They're for the biscuit packets." She shows David, but he
just mutters that he'll check them out later. Charlie comments
that he seems awfully busy. David nods, "Paying some bills
off at long last. Been hanging around my neck for weeks."
Charlie tells him that she'll leave him to it, and she goes to
head out again. As she does so, David says, "Hey, Charlie.
Do you know if Caroline needs help with anything? She's done me
a good turn; I'd just like to return the favour." Charlie,
though, shrugs, "I wouldn't worry about Caroline, darling
- she seems to have taken the modelling world by storm. Why don't
you go along and see her work sometime? Surprise her. She'd love
it!" David asks how he'd find out where she is. Charlie tells
him, "Ring her agent, darling."
In the photographic studio, Caroline tugs at her top to split
it slightly. Jones, though, growls at her, "I said rip
it." Caroline points out, "That is a rip."
Jones snaps, "You've just been attacked. It's got
to look mean. That looks like you caught your
fingernail on your blouse." He walks over to her
and grabs hold of the top. Caroline cries, "Don't touch me."
Jones just snaps back, "Don't be a prima donna. If I want
to tear your shirt, I'll tear your shirt." Caroline
cries, "Get your hands off me." Jones snarls, "You've
just been attacked; roughed-up. Do I have to show you what that
means?" Caroline cries, "Get away." Jones
continues to lean over her. Caroline begins to recoil in horror,
crying, "Get away. Help! Help!" David suddenly runs
in and, seeing Jones leering over Caroline, pulls him away and
punches him in the stomach." He then asks Caroline if she's
alright. Caroline stands up and cries at him, "Please. Stay
there. Stay there..."