On the island, Ginny looks at Glen in concern. She then looks
out to sea again - and spots the shark. She shrieks in horror,
"Glen!" Glen leaps up and cries, "I've got to help
him. Look after Tick." He runs off towards the sea. Wayne
keeps swimming as Glen picks up a large tree branch and runs into
the water after him, thrashing the stick about to attract the
shark's attention. Wayne spots the shark finally and starts swimming
harder. Glen yells to him, "Swim faster. Head for the rocks."
He then makes his way back to the shore. Wayne starts swimming
back towards the land. He clambers onto some rocks, coughing as
he does so. He lets out a yell of pain as he catches himself on
a jagged edge. Glen runs over to him and pulls him up. Ginny follows
him and cries, "Is he alright?" Glen nods, "He'll
be alright." He then adds, "See what you can do to fix
his leg." Ginny examines Wayne's leg: his wetsuit has been
cut open and there's a large gash in his right knee; blood is
pouring out of it. Wayne lies there, crying out in pain.
Debbie pulls back up in Andy's car in the road next to the field
where Andy found Sugar. She turns off the engine and climbs out.
She then looks across to the field - and an expression of horror
crosses her face. She starts running full-pelt towards where Craig
is lying on the grass. Andy is saying to him, "Craig. Craig?
Are you OK?" Debbie reaches them and cries, "What's
happened?" Andy tells her, "I did all I could. It wasn't
my fault." Debbie lifts Craig's head up, crying, "Please
be alright. Please." Craig begins to come round
and he murmurs, "It's OK, Deb. Now you're here, it's OK."
Debbie tells Andy, "I've got to get him to a doctor. Quick,
help him up."
A short time later, the passenger-side rear door to Andy's car
is opened and Debbie and Andy help Craig in. Debbie then tells
Andy, "We'll have to leave Sugar here 'til we can get the
float back. Did you see where he went?" Andy points a finger
and replies, "That way - but he can't get far with the fences."
Another car suddenly roars up on the other side of the road, and
a middle-aged man climbs out and charges over to them. It's the
man who was watching them at the stud. He demands, "What
do you think you're doing? You been mucking around with my horse?"
Debbie, however, snaps, "It is not your horse - and I think
the police might like to know that you stole him."
The man retorts, "Prove it." Debbie growls, "Why
don't you prove it to the police when they get here?"
The man stares at her and then runs back to his car and drives
off. Debbie looks at Andy and comments, "I think Sugar will
be safe until we can get back. He's not going to be hanging
around." Andy nods, "You certainly told him!" With
that, he and Debbie climb into the car, Debbie sitting next to
Craig on the back seat, looking concerned.
In the study at Dural, the snake keeps approaching Alison. She
tries thumping on the study door, but there's no response. She
starts yelling, "Help me! Somebody help me!"
Glen is standing on the island, looking out to sea. A few yards
away, Ginny is tying a makeshift tourniquet around Wayne's damaged
leg. As she does so, he growls, "I can't do anything.
I should've taken the risk and kept swimming. The kid's
the most important person in the world to me." Ginny just
snaps, "Don't be stupid - it's better for Tick to still have
his father." Glen rejoins them as Wayne points out, "It's
not going to do him much good if we don't get help soon."
He looks at Tick, who's lying unconscious next to them. Glen crouches
there for several seconds and then announces, "I'll need
the wetsuit. It's a long swim." Ginny stares at him and gasps,
"What? You've got to be joking!" Glen, however, tells
her, "I'm going to have a crack at swimming to the mainland."
Ginny cries, "You can't be serious." Glen, though, insists,
"It's the only way, Gin." With that, he heads off back
down towards the sea.
In the motel room in Sydney, Janice cries to Fiona in horror,
"I have never in my life felt so ashamed." She stands
up as Fiona points out the young man in the bed and says, "But
darling, he's fast asleep!" Janice, however, cries, "But
what happened before he fell asleep? Before I
fell asleep?" She starts putting on her dress as Fiona suggests,
"Let's find out, shall we?" With that, she walks over
and sits down on the edge of the bed. She then says, "Excuse
me, young man. Wake up." The young man doesn't stir. Fiona
then snaps, "Oi! Wake up, young man!" Janice warns,
"I really don't think you should." Fiona tells her,
"Don't get hysterical." Janice cries hysterically, "I'm
not hysterical!" Fiona bends down over the young
man's ear and yells down it, "Fire!" The young
man stirs slightly, but doesn't wake up. Fiona bursts out laughing
suddenly. She giggles to her niece, "All I can say, Janice,
is, whatever did happen couldn't have been too exciting!"
Janice stands there looking horrified. She cries indignantly,
"It's not funny."
At Caroline's new house, Caroline asks Billie warily, "Who
did you say you are?" Billie tells her, "I'm his wife,
honey." She smiles knowingly at Doug as Caroline demands
of him, "Is this true?" Doug tells her quickly, "Of
course it's not true." Billie, however, insists,
"Oh yes it is, sweetheart." Caroline glares at Doug
and snaps, "You mean to say that not only were you unfaithful
to me in the States, but you actually got married and didn't have
the guts to tell me?" Doug replies wearily, "Alright,
I admit I spent a weekend with her in Vegas - but that's it."
Billie, however, tells him, "Oh no it's not - and I've got
the marriage certificate to prove it." She reaches
into her handbag and takes out a sheet of paper. Doug grabs it
and snaps, "Give me a look at this." He reads
it and then tells Caroline, "I swear: I don't know what she's
on about." Caroline gasps, "Really?" Billie sighs,
"You weren't in a very healthy state of mind at the time,
Doug, but you did sign up with me." Caroline snaps,
"I've heard enough." She marches into the lounge room.
Billie follows her, insisting quickly, "I'm not here to cause
any trouble." Caroline mutters, "You have to be joking!"
Billie just suggests, "Why don't we all sit down and I'll
explain it calmly and quietly? Come on - what have you got to
lose?" Doug and Caroline sit down reluctantly. Billie then
goes on, "The reason I'm here is because life was getting
a little difficult back home. My boss in Vegas... well, let's
say I found out more than I should about him and it seemed like
a good idea to start off somewhere else - like here."
Looking at Doug, she tells him, "It's a simple deal: I stay
married to you long enough to get permanent residence, then I'll
file for divorce." Caroline growls, "That could take
years." Billie, however, retorts, "It usually
takes about twelve months." Doug tells Billie, "I can't
do that. Apart from it being illegal, I'm marrying Caroline."
Billie just shrugs, "You can't, Doug. Not yet.
I hate to put any pressure on you but if you don't co-operate,
I'll have to work it via American law - and I'll take
you for every cent you've got. I don't want it, but if
that's the way you wanna play it..." Looking worried,
Doug looks at Caroline and asks, "What do I do?"
There's a knock on the front door at Dural. It's Michael Benson.
He calls, "Wayne? Anybody home?" He starts to walk round
the perimeter house, calling, "Wayne? You there?" In
the study, Alison hears his voice and, looking relieved, dashes
over to the window. She yells out, "Please. Help me."
Michael hears her and, making his way towards the sound, calls,
"Somebody there?" Alison cries, "Help me. Please.
I need a doctor. I'm locked in." Michael calls, "How
do I get in?" Alison tells him, "Round the back. The
french doors." Outside, Michael dashes off round to the back
of the house. In the study, Alison, still panting heavily, collapses
suddenly onto the floor. Michael makes his way inside the house
and into the hallway. He then calls, "Which room?" Alison
calls out weakly from the study, "In here." Michael
goes and tries the door, but finds it locked. He then dashes across
to the lounge room. In the study, the snake slithers towards Alison.
Michael returns from the lounge room with a crowbar, which he
uses to force open the study door. He spots Alison on the floor
and bends down next to her. He then spots the snake and recoils
away from it. Picking up the crowbar again, he starts laying into
it, whacking it several times. He then returns his attentions
to Alison, telling her, "I'm a doctor. Sit up. Come on. Wake
up. You have to keep awake. If you don't, you'll die."
Alison just murmurs quietly, "I can't... I'm too sleepy."
Michael slaps her face. Alison mutters, "That hurts."
Michael tells her, "I'm sorry about that. It's for your own
good." He rips off some of his shirt and starts tying it
around where Alison has been bitten on her arm. He then says,
"We're going to go to a hospital. We'll walk." Alison
murmurs, "I can't." Michael, however, insists,
"You can." He then helps her on to her feet
and adds, "My car's out there." He starts leading her
At the motel, Fiona is saying to the young man lying asleep on
the bed, "Rise and shine!" There's still no response,
though, so she sighs, "Forget it." Looking at Janice,
she adds, "He's in another world!" Janice just stands
there, crying, "I've never been so embarrassed.
I'm so ashamed... I wish I'd never been born." Fiona
points out, "You don't know if you've got anything to be
ashamed about, yet." Janice indicates the young
man and snaps, "I'm ashamed about that, for a start."
The young man stirs again and he turns over. His eyes open suddenly
and he sits up slowly. Janice steps back, looking horrified as
the sheet almost falls off him! He stares at her through bleary
eyes and then says slowly, "I remember you! Yeah...
I thought you were going to be a real disaster when Tony introduced
us... Different with a couple of drinks, aren't you!" Fiona
stands in front of a horrified-looking Janice and says, "Um...
would you mind telling me exactly what happened?" The young
man demands slowly, "Who are you? What have you
got to do with it?" Fiona just says, "It doesn't really
matter - I'm not here to cause any trouble - but could you tell
me if anything happened between you two?" The young
man looks down at the bed and then says, "I remember... she
was trying to decide between me and two others." A look of
horror crosses Janice's face again! Fiona points out to the young
man, "The main question still stands: did anything happen?"
The young man looks at her and then says, "To be truthful...
I haven't got a clue." Janice looks away sheepishly. The
young man goes on, "I was a very naughty boy... bit too much
of the liquid amber! But I didn't drive! As far as anything else,
though... your guess is as good as mine." Janice bursts into
tears suddenly and cries, "Not knowing's even worse."
With that, she turns and runs out. Fiona follows her. The young
man lays back down in bed!
On the island, Wayne strokes Tick's face. He stirs slightly,
but there's no other response. Ginny is with him, but she sighs,
"I can't do any more. Sorry." Wayne just murmurs, "Thanks."
Ginny looks out at the sea and cries, "Please be
Out at sea, Glen is swimming strongly. He stops and looks around
before carrying on.
Billie and Doug are sitting in the lounge room at Caroline's
as Caroline clears away some tea things. Doug is laughing with
Billie as he says, "Remember I made a complete dill of myself
at the table?!" Billie asks in surprise, "What on earth's
a 'dill'?" Caroline growls, "An idiot."
Billie assures Doug, "Oh no, you weren't an idiot; just a
little green, that's all. I soon changed that,
didn't I?!" Doug smiles, "You sure did! You
became my good luck charm; best streak I had in years!"
Caroline mutters, "Must have been an exciting night."
Billie enthuses, "It was! Then we kind of... well,
you know... and we were hitched before we knew it." Doug
comments, "I still don't know it." Billie tells
him, "I've got the little piece of paper, blue eyes."
Doug looks at Caroline and asks, "What are we going to do
about that?" Caroline reminds him, "Billie
seems to have made her terms quite clear." Billie just says,
"I'm sorry to be such a party-pooper, but I really will stay
a lot healthier in Australia." Caroline comments, "The
United States is a very large country. Surely there must be somewhere
you can vanish to?" Billie, however, replies, "The trouble
is, you see, Caroline, I only have one line of business - and
in the United States, you'd be surprised how everybody knows everybody
else. I'd be traced; it might take a few years, but he'd find
me." Caroline sighs, "Seems we don't have much option,
do we?" Doug asks in surprise, "You mean you'll
go along with it?" Caroline mutters, "Should have my
head read." Billie adds, "If it means anything at all,
I never really was after Doug for anything permanent; we just
had a good time, that's all. And for the record, he talked about
you a lot." Caroline remarks to Doug, "Must
have been a bit embarrassing." Doug admits sheepishly, "I
don't remember." He then says to Billie, "If you're
going to be staying around, what are you going to do with yourself?"
Billie shrugs, "Find myself a job. Apart from that, we just
keep in touch and when I get residency I'll file for divorce with
no strings attached." She then stands up as Caroline suggests,
"In that case, we won't need to see each other too
often." Doug comments to Billie, "I suppose I'd better
organise a hotel for you." Billie, however, tells him, "Don't
worry about it - I've checked into one already." She then
adds, "I suppose I'd better leave you two lovebirds alone;
I think I might have said enough for one day." Caroline
mutters, "Let's just say you've made your mark." Billie
smiles, "He's a nice guy, Caroline. I think he'll be worth
the wait." With that, Doug goes to see her out, leaving Caroline
standing there looking annoyed. Out in the hallway, Billie says
quietly to Doug, "I'd like to have a few words alone with
you, Doug. Could you call me at the hotel? There's something I'd
like to discuss with you." Doug suggests, "You'd better
give me the number." A wicked smile crosses Billie's face...
Andy is sitting in the corridor of a hospital in Melbourne. Craig
emerges through a nearby door, his arm in a sling and a bandage
round his head. Andy leaps up and asks, "How's your hand?"
Craig murmurs, "It's fine. Nothing broken; just a sprain."
Andy asks, "What about the bandage on your head?" Craig
shrugs, "Just took a bit of skin off. Be alright in a couple
of days." Andy hesitates and then says, "Look, I'd like
to apologise for what I did, mucking up with the horse. If I hadn't
have behaved like an idiot, you'd be OK now. And thankyou for
coming to my rescue; if you hadn't, I would've been in a bad way
otherwise." Craig just murmurs, "Yeah." He then
asks, "So where's Debbie?" At that moment, Debbie walks
through another set of nearby doors. Craig smiles, "There
you are! Where have you been?" Debbie tells him, "I've
been trying to find out about you!" She then indicates
his bandages and murmurs, "Oh no... look..." Craig,
however, assures her, "It's only a sprain. Don't worry about
it. The x-rays didn't show anything - except for a bit of love
sickness!" Debbie stares at him. She then throws her arms
around him and smiles, "I've been suffering the same thing!"
Andy steps away as Debbie tells Craig sincerely, "I do
love you - so much." Craig murmurs, "I love
you, too." He then reaches into his jacket pocket, removes
the friendship ring and asks, "So... how about taking this
back, huh?" Debbie nods lovingly, "It's still beautiful."
She takes it as Craig tells her, "Just like you."
With that, they start kissing. Andy stands there, looking disappointed.
On the island, Ginny is stroking the unconscious Tick's hair.
Wayne is lying next to them, staring out to sea, and he asks Ginny,
"Think he'll make it?" Ginny cries, "He has
to. Tick's not good at all." Wayne asks, "What
is it?" Ginny tells him, "He doesn't seem to be breathing
too well." Wayne sits up, groaning in pain as he moves his
leg. He then looks at Tick and gasps, "He looks terrible."
He looks up at the sky and pleads, "Please, God,
let him make it..."
Glen is still swimming strongly out at sea. He spots a speedboat
nearby, suddenly, and he starts waving his arms at its driver,
yelling, "Over here!" The driver spots him, pulls up
to him, grabs him and pulls him in. As he does so, Glen gasps
through tired breaths, "Listen... there's a boy on the island...
get a doctor." As the boat driver looks down at him, Glen
then passes out from exhaustion.