The front door opens at the mansion and Andy and Ginny head inside.
Andy is saying, "You know? I can't take you seriously! Sticking
it in a stool right under their noses...?!" Ginny assures
him, "It's safe. Don't worry." She goes and knocks on
the door of May's room. May opens it and, looking surprised, comments
to Ginny that she's not due for a lesson. Ginny, stepping inside,
explains, "No, no, I just left something here--" She
breaks off as she realises the piano stool isn't there. She gasps
in horror, "Where's the piano stool? What have you done with
it?" May smiles, "I've sold it - so I could buy this."
She shows Andy and Ginny her new hat. Andy snarls at Ginny, "You've
been having me on." Ginny, however, insists, "I haven't
- honest. There was a a stool and it was in
the stool." Andy looks at May and demands, "Where is
it, who did you sell it to and when did you get rid of it?"
May suggests curtly that he could say 'please'. Ginny suggests
curtly to Andy, "Get out - leave it to me." She grabs
his arm and he tries to struggle free. Ginny, though, repeats,
"Get out. I'll handle it." Andy leaves the
room reluctantly, heading through the gap in the bookcase.
Next door, Alison is talking on the 'phone in Fiona's room when
Andy appears suddenly. Alison stares at him and, hanging up the
'phone, demands, "What are you doing here? Come
on, get out." She goes and opens the door and lets Andy out
into the hallway. He immediately goes and stands outside May's
A short time later, in May's room, May is saying to Ginny, "I
don't know what all the fuss is about - it's a perfectly ordinary
piano stool." Alison has joined them and she asks, "You
mean the one we took to the furniture shop?" May nods, "Yes."
Ginny asks, "What shop was it?" Alison prompts May quickly,
"You remember: the one in Carlingford." May
comments, "Was it? I have no idea where we went."
Ginny snaps at Alison, "Stop trying to confuse her."
May, looking thoughtful, tells Alison, "I think you said
it was in Ryde." Alison says quickly that she has
Andy is standing outside in the corridor, his ear to May's door,
when Glen comes in through the front door. Andy turns and looks
at him and mutters, "What are you sticking your
nose in for?" At that moment, Alison emerges from May's room.
Glen pulls her to one side and says quietly, "I know where
the tape is. Ginny's hid it in May's piano stool." Alison
whispers back, "Yes, I know, but May has now sold the stool
to buy a hat. She took it to a furniture shop. Ginny's in there
now trying to find out what's going on." Glen asks Alison
if she knows where the shop is. Alison retorts, "Yes
- I drove her there." Glen sighs that May will have
told Ginny the name by now, then. Alison, however, replies, "With
any luck, she won't remember." Glen suggests that they'd
better get going. With that, he and Alison head off towards the
front door, Alison saying gleefully to Andy as they do so, "Be
very frustrating being left in the dark..."
In May's room, Ginny is telling May, "You see, I've got
to move away from my place and start up somewhere else. I was
hoping to buy a stool like yours - it would be good to put my
music in - and Andy was going to take me around a few shops to
see if I can find one." May, looking thoughtful, murmurs,
"Now what was the name of the shop...?" Ginny says eagerly,
"If we drove you, could you take us there?" May nods,
"I imagine so." Ginny declares, "Good." She
then calls to Andy, who comes back in from the hallway. He says
immediately to Ginny, "Listen, I hope you're getting
somewhere because Alison and Glen charged out of here grinning
like two idiots." Ginny cries, "Oh no... Alison drove
May to the shop. That's where they'll be heading."
Andy retorts, "We've got to get there before them."
Ginny nods, "Yeah, right." She then turns to May - who's
picked up a book and is sitting reading - and tells her that she
wants to make sure they get the stool before anyone else does.
May shrugs, "Alright." She stands up and says that she
thinks she'll wear her new hat. Andy mutters to Ginny, "Will
you get her out of here?" May puts her hat on and
then starts looking around for her handbag and gloves. Ginny finds
the bag and hands it to May. May then remembers where she put
her gloves and she picks them up and starts putting them on. As
Andy guides her to the door, May tells him, "I hope you're
not going to drive too fast." Andy stands there, a pained
expression on his face.
Alison is driving herself and Glen towards the furniture shop.
The car approaches a junction, but Alison heads straight through
it. Glen looks at her and gasps, "Hey! You just went through
a 'Stop' sign. Slow it down a bit." Alison, however, retorts,
"What if May's remembered? I'm not taking any chances, Glen.
I want that tape." She puts her foot down.
In his open-topped car, Andy is tearing along, but Ginny
warns him to watch his speed, as they don't want to get picked
up. Andy reluctantly lifts his foot off the pedal slightly. He
asks which direction to turn: left or right. May indicates to
A short time later, Andy makes a right turn out of a road - and
he, Ginny and May spot Alison and Glen standing by Alison's car
at the side of a road, a police car parked in front of them. Andy
laughs in delight. May asks what's going on. Andy smiles, "We're
By Alison's car, a policeman is writing down some details. Alison
says to him curtly, "Look, I know you're a public servant,
but do you have to be quite so slow?" The policeman
just ignores her. He walks off and joins another officer standing
nearby. Glen mutters to Alison, "You're tempting fate. He
could book you for something else." After a few
seconds the first officer walks back over and hands Alison a ticket.
As she and Glen then climb back into the car, Alison mutters at
the officer, "I suppose you're going to follow me
for the next hour, are you?" Glen warns quickly, "Alison,
shut up." They put their seatbelts on, Alison starts the
car's engine and she pulls away, giving the policemen a wave as
she does so!
In his car, Andy grins as he says to Ginny and May, "Did
you see the look on her face?!" Ginny cackles, "Serves
her right, smart cow." Andy laughs, "We're going to
win for sure!" May, however, cries out suddenly
in horror as her hat goes flying off her head and out onto the
road. Ginny asks her what's wrong. May gasps, "My hat, my
hat's blown off. Stop the car. Stop it." Andy retorts,
"No time." May, however, cries curtly, "Stop the
car at once or I'll stop giving you directions." Andy puts
his foot on the break and pulls to an emergency halt. Ginny climbs
out and runs towards the hat as Andy starts reversing.. She picks
it up and hands it to May. May looks at it and cries, "The
flower's missing." She starts climbing out of the car herself
to go and fetch it. Looking annoyed, Andy mutters, "I don't
As Andy, Ginny and May eventually pull up outside the furniture
shop, Alison and Glen are already emerging from the shop, Alison
saying to the owner, "It was a piano stool with a removable
seat." Andy runs over to them and tells the owner quickly,
"I'll pay double what she offered." The man,
though, shrugs, "Too late. I've sold it." Andy demands
in horror, "Who to?" The man replies, "Search me.
Just someone who came past." Alison snaps, "Damn."
Everyone walks back to their respective cars, looking annoyed.
In another car, David is driving Caroline, Debbie and Craig towards
the country house in Sunbury. Debbie is laughing, "It's the
best place I've ever been." Craig points out, "Only
'cos I was there!" Caroline comments, "I bet
you went mad in the shops, Debbie!" Debbie assures her, "Not
too much!" She adds, though, "There was this
gorgeous inflatable fish I got for Robert: it's got these really
big 'poppy' eyes." David chips in, "You're going to
have to wait a while to give it to him: Beryl's taken him to London."
Debbie remarks in surprise, "For how long?" David replies,
"A few weeks." Debbie smiles, "I hope they send
us a card." Caroline comments, "We didn't get one from
you, I notice!" Debbie tells her, "There wasn't
time. We did get some really good photos, though!"
A while later, back in the kitchen at the country house, Debbie
is showing David and Caroline some photos. When she's done, David
heads off to the lounge room to check if there are any messages.
Left alone with Debbie and Craig, Caroline says, "Before
I forget, I want to thank you both for being so marvellous, sending
me little gifts and letters when I was in jail." Craig tells
her, "I wish we could have done more." He goes
and puts his arm round her, but she recoils away quickly, saying
sharply, "Excuse me - I'd better go and see if there were
any messages for me, too." She walks off, leaving
Debbie to ask Craig in concern, "Do you think she's alright?"
Craig shrugs, "Don't know. It's hard for us to understand,
I suppose." Changing the subject, Debbie suggests that they'd
In the lounge room, David is sitting with his hand on the telephone,
looking annoyed. Caroline walks in and, seeing the expression
on his face, asks what's wrong. David replies grimly, "The
police called. They've found my truck at the bottom of a quarry.
It's a write-off." Caroline asks, "Do you think Wayne's
behind it?" David retorts, "What do you think?
Wayne--" He breaks off as Debbie and Craig walk in. Debbie
queries, "Are you talking about Wayne Hamilton?"
Caroline replies in surprise, "Yes. How do you know
him?" Debbie explains, "He was up at Noosa. It was amazing:
him and Susan stayed in exactly the same hotel. We ended up doing
a lot of things together, too. It was good seeing Susan again."
She then tells David, "He asked a lot after you,
as well: what you were doing... how things were going..."
David glances at Caroline. She then suggests to Debbie and Craig
that they might like to get their unpacking done. They take the
hint and leave the room. When they've gone, Caroline asks David,
"Are you thinking what I'm thinking?" David
mutters, "What do you reckon? First the market garden,
now this." Caroline points out, "The business
is next. You should do everything you can to save it." David
shrugs, "I don't know what he has in mind, though."
Caroline suggests, "I'd go so far as to hire a guard
dog, quite frankly." David sighs, "Maybe. I'll
think about it on the way to the police station." Caroline
asks, "Are you going to tell them about Wayne?" David,
though, points out, "I've got no proof." He adds, "It'll
be interesting to see what they say about the truck - but odds-on
there'll be nothing to connect it to Wayne. It's making it very
hard, Caroline." With that, he heads out of the room. When
he's gone, Caroline reaches into her handbag and takes out a newspaper
cutting. On it is a photo of a beaming Wayne under the headline
'Society Wedding'. Caroline stares at the photo and then growls,
"You won't have that smile for much longer, by God..."
May, Glen and Alison walk into Fiona's room at the mansion, May
commenting sourly that Andy is a very rude young man: he didn't
even have the good grace to drive her home. Alison glares at her
and snaps, "You're home now, alright?" Glen
suggests to May that she have a rest. May, however, retorts, "I
don't feel like a rest. I feel like--; oh I don't know
how I feel, but I don't feel like a rest. I
see no reason why we all couldn't have gone and looked in some
other furniture shop." Alison snaps, "Because
we wanted that particular stool." May says tersely,
"Nobody's told me why. It's a perfectly ordinary
piano stool. A trifle antique, perhaps, but no prize item Sotheby's
wouldn't have looked twice at." Alison stands there looking
annoyed and growls, "Quite frankly, May, I am fed up to the
back teeth with that stool." Glen chips in quickly, "How
about a cup of tea? That always seems to calm things
down." May nods more calmly, "Yes, that's a good idea."
With that, she heads across to the bookcase. When she's out of
earshot, Alison mutters, "One more minute and I would have
strangled her." Glen comments, "Along with
me, I suppose." Alison, however, assures him, "No,
it wasn't your fault we didn't get it. I'm just
as much to blame." Glen sighs, "So much for keeping
Wayne in check." Alison, though, tells him, "Let's not
throw in the towel just yet." Glen comments, "Revenge
dies hard, doesn't it?" Alison, however, explains, "It's
not just that. I promised Beryl Palmer I'd do all I could to ease
the pressure on her. It was partly a moral obligation."
Glen remarks in surprise, "I didn't think you two got on."
Alison replies, "We don't - but I do still have
some sort of conscience. She did manage to bring home
one or two points. Sure I want to fling mud in Wayne's eye, but
it's more important to somehow ensure Beryl and her child's safety."
She then curses, "God! There must be some way to
stop him. Little Miss. Ginny certainly made the wrong decision,
didn't she? And if I know young Andy Green, she's going to regret
it - well and truly..." Glen stands there, looking concerned.
Ginny is with Andy in the lounge room at Dural, snapping, "I
don't care what happened. You hand over my demo tape
or else!" Andy retorts, "Or else what?"
Ginny snaps, "I did what I was supposed to do. How was I
supposed to know she'd sell the damn stool?" Andy growls,
"Everything I have worked for out the window because you
go and stick a tape in the most stupidest place you could think
of." Ginny snaps, "Nobody found it." Andy
retorts, "No - including us." Ginny tells him
curtly, "The deal was I showed you where it was and I got
my demo." Andy, however, retorts, "The deal was you
hand over the cassette and you got the demo. No cassette,
no deal. Goodbye, sweetheart, if you don't want any more trouble."
Ginny glares at him and snaps, "All I want is my track, and
I'm not leaving without it." Andy stares at her and then
says nastily, "OK - if you want it that bad, how could I
say 'no' to a lady?" With that, he walks over to his briefcase,
which is lying on the bar, opens it and takes out a cassette.
Holding it out to Ginny, he says curtly, "Here you go, 'star'.
Happy listening." Ginny grabs it off him and storms out,
leaving Andy with a nasty grin on his face...
Glen is sitting in Fiona's room at the mansion, reading a magazine,
when there's a knock on the door. He calls, "Yeah?"
Ginny walks in. Looking at the expression on her face, he asks,
"What's the problem?" Ginny sighs, "You know."
She then goes on, "I'm sorry. You were right: I should've
listened to you. I suppose now the tape's gone for good you won't
want to know me." Glen, however, replies, "We
were friends, right?" Ginny nods at him. Glen tells
her, "Well I can't see any reason why it shouldn't stay
that way." Ginny sits down and sighs, "I was really
dumb." She then changes the subject and asks eagerly, "You
want to hear my demo?" Glen comments in surprise, "You
got it from him?" Ginny retorts, "I would've broken
his leg if he hadn't!" She then takes the tape out
of her bag and adds, "It's only a demo, don't forget, but
it's got a pretty good sound." She puts the tape in a machine
on the coffee table and presses 'Play'. A tuneless female voice
bursts out of the speakers. Ginny stands there, looking horrified.
Glen looks at her, sympathetically. Ginny turns and switches the
tape off, looking hurt.
Unseen by either Ginny or Glen, Alison was standing in the doorway,
and she muses, "So... that's the famous demo tape. Pretty
obvious what Andy's pulled on you, isn't it? Smart Little Miss.
Ginny has fallen right on her smart little face. Looks like Andy's
got his own back by letting you hear how hopeless you really are."
Glen warns that that's enough. Alison, however, retorts, "No
it's not. She's a no-hoper; always has been. There's
not a chance in the world she's ever going to be anything else."
Looking at Ginny directly, she adds, "The only star you're
ever going to be is a star failure. One of the biggest."
Tears welling-up in Ginny's eyes, she picks up her bag and runs
out. After a few seconds, Glen goes after her. Alison stands in
the room, looking pleased with herself.
Out in the corridor, Glen catches up with Ginny and tells her,
"It's alright. Calm down. It's not the end of the world."
He puts his arm round her and goes on, "There are plenty
of things you can do with your life. Being a singer's not all
it's cracked up to be, anyway." Ginny just bursts into tears
and sobs, "It's all I ever wanted to do..."
With that, she runs out of the mansion. Glen heads back into Fiona's
room and demands of Alison, "Just what the hell was the point
of that?" Alison retorts, "It served her right."
Glen points out, "That girl just had everything she ever
dreamed go right out the window." Alison, however, snaps,
"For heaven's sake, nothing I say is going to worry
her for long. She's got the hide of an elephant."
Glen retorts, "Bull. You know that's rubbish. You've read
her diary and so have I. That kid's got more real feelings in
her little finger than you've ever had; she just doesn't
know how to express them. Even more, she doesn't trust
anybody to know about them." Alison stares at him
and says curtly, "You'd fall for anything, wouldn't
you? I suppose you burst into tears when you saw what I'd done
to the hovel she lives in." Glen exclaims in surprise, "You
what?" Alison shrugs, "I had good reason to."
Glen growls, "You'd justify anything, wouldn't
you? Even when you were trying to help out the Palmers you didn't
give a damn about Ginny's feelings. And you think you're
better than Wayne..." Alison retorts, "I sincerely
hope so." Glen goes on curtly that the bus was all she had.
He then asks, "Have you ever lost everything you've
ever had?" Alison retorts, "Yes - as a matter of fact
I have." Glen suggests, "Then you should know
a damn sight better." He continues curtly, "Think.
Just think. She's going back to what's left of the few things
she had that were hers with every last shred of self-respect and
pride totally shattered - and all because of you. You
really think you're better than Wayne Hamilton?" Alison snaps,
"Yes, I do." She stares Glen as he challenges, "Then
prove it. I don't care how you do it, but prove it: prove you're
not the cold, selfish, hard-bitten bitch I think you