Glen eases Susan down onto the couch, to take things further.
Susan, however, tells him, "No..." Glen carries on kissing
her. Wayne pulls the door back towards him and walks off. Susan
and Glen carry on kissing...
Outside, Wayne runs to some trees nearby and crouches down. He
then pulls the plaster off his forehead and also removes one that's
on his hand. He rubs some mud from the ground onto his hands and
onto his face. He then heads back towards the cabin.
In the cabin, Glen tells Susan, "I love you." Susan
murmurs, "I love you, too..." Glen says gently, "Come
into the bedroom." Susan, however, says, "I can't..."
Glen takes her arm anyway and starts leading her off to his room.
All-of-a-sudden, they hear Wayne outside, yelling, "Help
me! Help me!"
Outside, Wayne puts on a show of looking weak and vulnerable.
As Glen and Susan come racing over to him, he 'collapses' onto
the ground and lies there, 'unconscious'. Glen picks him up.
A short time later, Glen carries Wayne inside. He tells Susan,
"You find him a blanket." Susan dashes off to the bedroom
as Glen lies Wayne down on the couch. Wayne groans, "Oh,
Susie..." Susan runs back in with a blanket and asks Glen,
"How did he get here? What happened?" Glen
just shrugs, "Blowed if I know. I don't think we'll
be getting much out of him for a while." The two of them
place the blanket over Wayne as Susan asks in concern, "He's
going to be alright, isn't he?" Glen tells her, "It
just looks like a few scratches. Probably exposure." Susan
says, "Make sure nothing's broken. I'll get some water to
clean him up with." At that moment, Wayne groans, "Susie...
Susie..." Susan assures him quickly, "I'm here."
Wayne starts saying 'weakly', "Water... there was a roadblock...
I tried to walk... I got lost..." Susan insists, "Try
not to talk. The main thing is you're safe." She then turns
to Glen and says, "Could you get the water, thanks? - and
a sponge and if there's any bandages and antiseptic..." Glen
stands up and walks off. Wayne then tells Susan 'weakly', "I
was so worried about you... I'd do anything for you..."
Susan crouches next to him, looking worried.
Alison sits down with Charlie in the lounge room at Dural, telling
her, "You are the most exasperating woman. Don't come crying
to me when you wake up one morning and find all your
money gone." Charlie sighs, "You're as bad as Caroline:
all that nonsense about invoices and Wayne was totally innocent."
Alison mutters, "Lucky, more like it." She
then says, "Charlie, Wayne is going to use that gym chain
to bleed you dry." Charlie smiles, "You make him sound
like Dracula!" Alison muses, "Yes, well, he's
working on it!" Charlie insists, "It's not fair, people
going around blackening his reputation." Alison asks, "What
if I got proof?" Charlie admits, "Then I'd have to believe
you. But you won't; I trust him." Gordon walks in at that
moment and says, "Ready?" Charlie smiles, "Good!
I couldn't imagine buying a new doggy bed for my babies without
you there to help me!" Gordon remarks, "At
least it'll keep my mind off Wayne." Charlie says,
"I'm sure he's fine, darling." Alison chips
in quickly, "Actually, what I am worried about with
Wayne away is the business. Are you sure there aren't
any urgent accounts that need doing?" Gordon replies, "Nothing
I know of." Alison goes on, "I'm free all morning.
If I had Wayne's safe keys, I could check the computer."
Gordon, however, retorts, "I don't know that Wayne would
approve of you having access to the computer files."
Alison rolls her eyes and snaps, "For goodness' sake, I am
as much a part of the company as Wayne is. I have every
right." Gordon murmurs, "Alright, I'll open it up."
He walks off, leaving Charlie to ask Alison suspiciously, "What
are you up to?" Alison just says 'innocently', "Me?"
Charlie retorts, "Yes, you. Trying to find that
proof you were talking about?" Alison 'assures' her, "I
wouldn't lie to Gordon." Charlie, however, points out, "You
lied your way through twenty-odd years of being married
to him." Alison sighs heavily, "Charlie, if you can't
take care of yourself, I have to. If there's any proof
on any of those files, I'll get it."
In the study, Gordon removes some 5¼" floppy discs
from the safe, but leaves the door open. He then hands Alison
the discs and says, "There we are. You know how to use it,
don't you?" Alison smiles, "Yes. Thanks." With
that, Gordon heads out. Alison goes and sits down at the desk.
Putting a disc into the slot in the computer that's sitting on
there, she mouths to herself, "Now, you little high-tech
monster... what have you got to show me?"
Wayne still has his eyes closed as he lies on the couch at the
cabin. Susan is stroking his forehead as she tells him soothingly,
"There. You rest." She gets up and heads over to the
kitchen area. Glen joins her and she tells him, "I think
he's OK; just exhausted." Glen asks, "He's been out
there for days?" Susan nods, "That's the impression
I got. I feel so guilty." Over on the couch, Wayne
opens his eyes and listens as Glen insists, "You've nothing
to feel guilty about." Susan points out, "I
was just about to go to bed with you." Glen retorts,
"You wanted to; we both wanted to. There's
nothing to be ashamed of." Susan reminds him, "I'm married
to him, Glen." Glen retorts, "And you wish you weren't."
Susan cries, "That's not fair. I love him;
I--" Glen interrupts and says tersely, "You know you
made a mistake the day you married him - and you know you want
to be with me. Admit it." Looking upset,
Susan cries, "I don't know. All I know is that part of me
is angry that Wayne turned up. The other part's ashamed. I'm worried
for him. I love you both, but in different ways." Glen pauses
and then says, "You're going to have to choose." Susan,
looking shocked, cries, "No!" Glen just tells her, "You
are." Susan cries, "I can't. I don't
know what I'd do." Wayne suddenly lets out a huge
groan from the couch. Susan runs over to him and says in concern,
"You alright, darling?" Wayne murmurs, "Where am
I...?" Susan tells him, "You're at the cabin. Don't
you remember?" Wayne murmurs, "Yes..." Susan then
says, "Don't talk. We're going to get you to a doctor, just
to be on the safe side. How long were you out there?" Wayne
murmurs, "Days... I kept walking round and round in circles...
and the nights... insects ate me alive..." Susan soothes,
"I know. It's all over now - and I'm here." Wayne groans,
"Hold me..." Susan puts her arms round him. As she does
so, Wayne looks over at Glen, sharply.
Alison is typing some instructions into the computer in the study
at Dural. A message comes up on the screen, though, saying 'Unauthorised
access. Procedure cancelled.' It then asks for a password.
Alison murmurs to herself, "Now, what would your devious
little mind think up...?" She types in 'GYMSCAM' and presses
'Enter'. The same error message appears, though. Alison suddenly
hears a car pull up outside. She goes over to the safe, removes
the keys and puts them in her handbag. She then puts another floppy
disk in the computer and types a command. A message appears on-screen:
'Copying data diskette... Please wait.'
Out in the hallway, the front door opens and Susan, Wayne and
Glen walk in, Susan telling Wayne as they do so, "You go
up to bed and I'll bring you something to eat." Wayne points
out, "The doctor said I'm fine." Susan, however,
insists, "You should still be resting." Wayne calls
for Gordon but there's no answer. He then suggests to Susan, "Why
don't you put some coffee on? I'll go and find him." He holds
out his hand to Glen and adds, "Thanks again. We'll be right,
now." Glen shakes his hand and nods hesitantly, "Yeah,
right, well, I'll be going." Susan, however, says quickly,
"No. Stay. For coffee." She turns to Wayne and adds,
"You find your dad and Glen can help me. It's the
least we can do." Looking annoyed, Wayne mutters,
"Of course it is. I'll be with you in a tick. Put a cup out
for dad." With that, Susan and Glen head into the lounge
room, leaving Wayne standing in the hallway, looking furious.
Alison is still sitting at the computer in the study, urging
it, "Come on. Come on." She bangs the desk in frustration.
The door opens suddenly and Wayne walks in. He stops in his tracks
as he spots Alison sitting there, and he demands, "What are
you doing here?" Alison just says, "You're
back. Gordon's been worried sick about you."
Wayne retorts, "I asked you what you're doing here."
He steps towards the computer and looks at the screen. He snaps,
"What do you think you're doing?" Alison says quickly,
"Gordon just asked me to do something for him before he went
out." Wayne snaps, "Bull." Alison adds, "You
were gone so long he was worried." Wayne growls,
"You're copying the disc." He then pulls the
disc out of the machine as he snaps, "I don't know what you're
up to, but you can just get out. Now." Alison stands
up and comments lightly, "You're acting like a man with something
to hide." Wayne growls, "You'd love
to think that, wouldn't you?" Alison insists curtly,
"Just because Caroline's out of the way doesn't
mean you're safe. One way or another I'll prove to Charlie what
you're up to." Wayne just comments, "And they say I've
been out in the sun too long." Alison tells him, "Whatever
it is you're up to, the details are stored on that disc."
Wayne just shrugs, "Overactive imagination." Alison
demands, "Then why the need for secret passwords?" Wayne
retorts, "I'm a kid. I like playing games." He then
screws up the disk and smiles nastily, "So much for your
copy. Sorry." Alison mutters, "So much for having nothing
to hide." With that, she marches out of the study, leaving
Wayne looking annoyed.
Susan emerges from the kitchen and joins Glen in the lounge room.
She tells him nervously, "Coffee won't belong." Glen
replies, "I think Wayne's back on form: Alison just
went out the door, looking like thunder." Susan sighs, "What's
she doing here?" Glen replies, "Search me,
but I think they had a barney." Susan, heading towards the
hallway, cries, "Wayne's not up to it." Glen,
however, grabs her arm and says, "He'll survive. We've got
to talk before he comes back." Susan cries, "No!"
Glen tells her, "I didn't stay for coffee. You know
what we've got to do; we both do." Susan retorts,
"You're not going to force me into anything."
Glen insists, "I'm not trying to force you. We've
got to talk. Get away and come over to Charlie's as soon
as you can." At that moment, Wayne walks in and Susan says
quickly, "Did you find your father, darling?" Wayne
replies, "Apparently he's out." Susan goes on, "Glen
said he saw Alison." Wayne replies, "She was
working. She's gone, though." Susan asks, "Everything
alright?" Wayne asks, "Why shouldn't it be?"
Susan explains, "Glen thought you two may have been arguing."
Wayne assures her, "Not at all. She was just about to leave
anyway. I'm back with you." With that, he puts his
arms round her and adds, "Of course everything's
alright." He looks slyly at Glen...
Charlie and Gordon are at Charlie's, putting down the new dog
basket that Charlie has bought. Alison marches in suddenly and
snaps, "Newsflash: Wayne's back." Gordon cries, "Thank
goodness. Where on earth has he been?" Alison shrugs,
"I've no idea, but he's had a pretty rough time of it, wherever
he was." Gordon asks in concern, "Is he alright?"
Alison replies, "He survived, but I'd say he's been in the
wars." She then hands over the safe keys and suggests, "I
don't think you should leave them lying around." Gordon thanks
her and adds, "I'd better go." He heads out. Left alone
with Alison, Charlie asks, "What's that?" Alison
is fitting a key onto her keyring and she replies, "Just
a key I've had cut for future reference." She then indicates
the departing Gordon and adds, "I don't know why he bothers
about him." Charlie sighs, "Darling, how can you be
nasty about him when he's been in trouble?" Alison retorts,
"Because whatever it was, he probably deserved it.
You know he came back with Glen and Susan?" Charlie asks
in surprise, "Where did they meet up?" Alison replies,
"I've no idea - but I can't wait to hear the full story..."
Sometime later, Glen is standing with Alison in Charlie's lounge
room, asking her, "What happened with you and Wayne after
we arrived?" Alison, however, retorts, "I'll
ask the questions." Glen asks, "Do you think Charlie
will mind if I hang around? Susan's going to be over for a talk
- or at least I hope so." Alison asks eagerly, "What
happened?" Glen, sitting down, tells her, "I
think I may be close to getting Susan to leave Wayne." Alison
asks in surprise, "How did you manage that?"
Glen explains, "We were trapped up in the cabin. She realised
how she felt." Alison asks, "What happened when Wayne
turned up?" Glen sighs, "Susan was all over him, of
course. He looked terrible, but I think we was bunging a lot of
it on." Alison asks, "How did he get that way?"
Glen explains, "He tried to walk in past the wash-out and
got lost." Alison chuckles, "It's a pity he didn't stay
that way!" Glen goes on, "Anyway, he barged in just
as Susan was starting to think twice about him. I know I could
get through to her if I just had a bit more time."
Alison comments, "You said she was coming over..." Glen
nods, "Yeah. Wayne knows something's going on, though; he's
been busting a gut to make sure he doesn't let her out of his
sight. I can make her happy if she'd just give me a chance."
Alison offers, "If there's anything I can do, just tell me."
Gordon is sitting with Wayne and Susan in the lounge room at
Dural, saying to his son, "You were lucky you stumbled onto
the cabin; you could have been out there a lot longer." Wayne
remarks, "Good job it wasn't winter." Susan
looks at him and asks, "Shouldn't you be in bed, darling?"
Wayne, however, assures her, "I'm feeling fine." Susan
insists, "It'll all catch up with you, if you're not careful."
Wayne just replies, "I'm just happy to be with you.
I spent days trying to find you. I'm not going to let
you out of my sight for a moment..."
Glen is staring out through the patio doors in the lounge room
at Charlie's. From one couch, Charlie glances at Alison on the
other couch. She then tells Glen, "Wishing won't
change things." Glen sighs, "She should be here
by now - if she wanted to come." Alison comments,
"I bet Wayne's got her on a leash." Glen carries on
staring out through the window. Charlie stands up and leaves the
room, indicating to Alison to follow her. Out in the hallway,
she then growls, "I don't know if this is right... we're
helping break-up a marriage." Alison points out
curtly, "It's Wayne and Susan." Charlie retorts, "They're
still married. I think you're just using it
to get back at Wayne." Alison, however, tells her
that Glen isn't happy because the girl he loves is married to
a creep. She adds, "If you like him and you want
to see him happy, just do as I say, alright?" Charlie starts
to say, "Yes, but--" Alison interrupts quickly and says,
"Good. I'm glad you see it my way." With that, she heads
back into the lounge room and tells Glen, "I think positive
action's called for." Glen asks, "What?" Alison,
picking up the 'phone, tells him, "It's time I helped Susan
slip the leash. I can feel a business meeting coming
In the lounge room next door, Susan is asking Wayne, "Don't
you think you should at least go upstairs for an afternoon nap?"
Wayne just grins, "You're desperate to get me into bed, aren't
you?!" The 'phone starts ringing and Susan stands up to get
it. As she goes to the bar, she adds, "See if you can convince
him, Gordon." Gordon, however, shrugs, "I'm staying
out of it! I've got some work to do in the study." He gets
up and leaves the room. Susan picks up the 'phone and says, "Hello?"
Alison comes on and says, "I'm glad you answered. It's Alison.
Glen's over here, waiting. Can you talk?" At Dural, Susan
just says, "Right. Hi." Alison realises, "Wayne's
there, is he? Just pretend you're talking to Janice and answer
'yes' and 'no'. Alright?" Susan replies, "It's nice
of you to worry, Janice." She glances at Wayne, who smiles
back at her. She then says, "Yes, we got back about an hour
ago... it's a long story. Don't ask!" At Charlie's, Alison
comments, "You're good!" She then goes on, "Do
you want to come over and see Glen?" She listens and then
gives a thumbs-up to Glen. She goes on, "Wayne's not making
it very easy, right?... No, no, I didn't think so. I'll tell you
what I'm going to do: it'll leave the coast clear for you to sneak
across." At Dural, Susan says, "Right." She listens
to Alison and then smiles, "Right. Yes. Yes, well, it must
have been hard with Glen away. Did you take his classes?... I
see... I told you, Janice, it's a long story. I'll come over to
the mansion in the next day or so and tell you all about it -
or I'll be into the gym... Yes, that sounds a wonderful idea.
I'll see you soon." Next door, Alison grins, "I take
it back: you're not good, you're brilliant!
I'm on my way over now. Bye." With that, she hangs up. She
then tells Glen, "Wish me luck." At Dural, Susan hangs
up as well. Wayne asks immediately, "Didn't she want to talk
to me?" Susan replies sheepishly, "It was just
a personal call. She was wondering whether we were back or not
and what had happened." Wayne comments, "She could at
least have told me how the gym was going."
Glen is pacing the lounge room floor at Charlie's, sighing to
a seated Charlie, "It has to work." Charlie,
however, snaps, "Have you really thought what you're doing?"
Glen retorts, "Of course I have; I love
Susie." Charlie tells him, "I wasn't talking about that.
Have you thought what you're doing to Wayne?" Glen
shrugs, "Why should I care about Wayne?" Charlie
points out, "He's a sick man. He could be dying.
Susan's carrying his child; if you take her, you take
everything he's got to live for." Glen, however,
just declares, "If you were talking about anyone else, I'd
feel lousy, but not Wayne. If he hadn't played so dirty, I'd
be married to Susie now, not him, and it would be my
baby she's carrying - but he used every rotten trick in the book
and screwed it up for me. I'm giving him some of his own medicine
back, that's all." Charlie stares at him and says, "I
think you're too decent to break up a marriage."
Glen, however, retorts, "I'm sorry, Charlie, but sometimes
even nice guys pull off the gloves and fight dirty."
Alison is standing in the hallway at Dural with Wayne and Susan.
Wayne is yelling at her, "Save yourself the embarrassment;
Dad'll only tell you to get lost." Alison mutters, "We'll
see about that." She then calls, "Gordon."
Wayne goes on curtly, "I have been through a hell of a lot.
Can't you just leave it until tomorrow?" Gordon emerges from
the study and demands, "What's going on?" Alison tells
him, "I wasn't going to make an issue of this, Gordon, but
I thought 'Damnit, he's not going to get away with it'. Did you
or did you not give me permission to use those files this morning?"
Gordon nods, "Of course I did, but I don't see--" Alison
interrupts and says, "Then could we go into the study and
sit down? I want to re-establish a few guidelines on our partnership
- because I'm not going to have him--" she indicates
Wayne "--playing Lord High and Mighty again." With that,
she marches into the study. Wayne tells his father, "Turf
her out." Gordon, however, replies, "I'd rather calm
her down and find out what the hell she's talking about."
He follows Alison into the study. Susan says to Wayne quickly,
"You go in; I'll bring some coffee." Wayne, however,
snaps, "Don't bother. If I have my way, she'll be
out before you even got it perc-ing." He storms angrily into
the study. Susan immediately heads out through the front door.
There's a knock on the front door at Charlie's. In the lounge
room, Glen tells Charlie urgently, "We need to be alone."
Charlie stares at him and mutters, "I wish I didn't like
you so much." With that, she heads out. Glen goes and opens
the front door. He and Susan look at each other and they then
hug warmly. Susan cries, "What are we going to do?"
In the study at Dural, Alison is snapping at Gordon, "It
may seem a mountain out of a molehill to you, but it's
the principle, as far as I'm concerned." Gordon
sighs curtly, "I appreciate that Wayne should have used more
tack, but he wasn't exactly on top of things." Alison growls,
"He never is." Gordon goes on, "Alison,
I am not being unsympathetic, believe me, but I think this is
all best left until tomorrow." Wayne snaps, "Better
shelved, if you ask me." Gordon, however,
warns quickly, "You're not helping things either."
Alison snaps, "I'm not going until I get an apology - and
unless I do, I'm thinking of reviewing the whole partnership."
There's suddenly a knock on the front door and Wayne mutters,
"I'll get it." Alison snaps at him, "I
haven't finished yet." Wayne just retorts, "I
didn't think you had." He heads out to the hallway
and opens the front door - to find Janice standing there. She
stares at him and comments, "You look terrible.
What happened?" Wayne just stares at her and demands,
"What are you doing here?" Janice explains,
"I brought the gym takings." Wayne retorts, "But
you only just call--" He breaks off and then snaps, "Where
did you ring from earlier?" Janice stares at him blankly
and replies, "I didn't ring." Wayne dashes
off suddenly to the kitchen, calling, "Susan? Susan!"
Gordon and Alison emerge from the study and Gordon asks Janice,
"What's up?" Janice shrugs, "I've no idea. I brought
the gym takings and Wayne started going on about me ringing earlier.
I didn't ring." Wayne rejoins them. He then glares
at Alison and snarls, "It was you, wasn't
it?" Alison just replies, "Sorry. I don't know what
you're talking about." Wayne snarls, "I bet
you don't." With that, he runs out through the front door.
Gordon, rolling his eyes, asks, "What the hell is going on?"
Alison tells him, "I really don't know - honestly.
I'm starting to think Caroline's not the only one with
In the lounge room at Charlie's, Susan is saying to Glen, "You
have to let me choose my time to tell him." Glen
replies, "Take as long as you like." Susan insists,
"I'm not using it as a way to put you off; I will do it."
Glen nods, "I know." Susan stares into his eyes and
they then kiss. When they pull apart, Susan declares, "I
love you." They hug, tightly. Susan then tells Glen, "No
matter what you think about him, he needs me - and losing
me... it's going to hurt him a lot. I have to do it right."
Glen smiles, "You wouldn't be the girl I love if you didn't."
With that, they kiss again, more passionately this time.
Outside, Wayne runs up to the front door and goes to bang on
it. He then hesitates, though, and growls to himself, "You'll
keep..." He storms off again.
Inside, Susan and Glen pull apart. Susan says, "I'd better
go. Alison can't keep them talking indefinitely." Glen tells
her, "I don't want you to." Susan admits, "I
don't want to, either." Glen comments, "Still, it won't
be long. We won't have to worry." He adds, "It is right
- you know that, don't you?" Susan smiles at him,
"I do now."
Wayne downs a shot of brandy at the bar at Dural as Alison walks
in from the kitchen with a tray of coffee. She smiles, "Well,
well, well. Didn't take long." Wayne snaps, "Don't push
it." Alison just comments, "Couldn't have happened to
a nicer couple." Wayne, however, retorts, "She doesn't
even know I was there." Alison asks with a smile,
"Why? Couldn't you face her with it? Scared she'd tell you
to get lost?" Wayne glares at her and snarls, "Listen,
lady, you're heading for--" He breaks off quickly as they
hear the front door bang. Alison calls, "In here, Susan."
Susan walks in and remarks in surprise, "I thought you'd
all be in the study." Alison tells her, "We're
taking a break. Gordon's still in there." Susan
then tells Wayne, "It was so nice outside I decided to take
a walk." Wayne mutters, "Half your luck." Glaring
at Alison, he adds, "I would, too, if I didn't have to sort
this thing out." Susan asks, "How's it going?"
Alison smiles, "Fine. Fine. Everything's just fine - isn't
it, Wayne...?" Wayne mutters, "We're getting there."
Susan tells them, "I'll leave you to it." Turning to
Wayne, she adds, "I'll be upstairs when you've finished,
darling." With that, she walks off. When she's gone, Alison
says lightly to Wayne, "I wonder if she calls him
'darling', too." Wayne glares at her and then lifts his hand
up to hit her, snapping as he does so, "You bitch."
He hesitates, though. Alison grins, "You haven't even got
the guts to face her with it. You know you'd lose her
if you did. You're not only a creep, you're a pathetic
little coward." With that, she walks out, leaving
Wayne standing by the bar, looking furious.