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Magic Moments > 1985 > Terry's Arrival Episode 62

Written by Coral Drouyn, Directed by Max Varnel, Produced by John Holmes

Channel Seven: 11/06/85, BBC One: 23/01/87, UK Gold: 26/01/93

The doctor asks Kim if she’s discussed the termination with her parents, but she says her parents are dead. Pete tells Danny that they’ve got the hall booked for the party on Friday night. Scott tells Kim that he can’t keep supporting her, and she says that without him, she has nobody. Helen phones Marcia Taylor, who says that she doesn’t want to know about Kim; as far as she’s concerned, her daughter is dead...

Helen puts the phone down and they realise that they’re not going to get any help from the Taylors. Scott wonders what Kim will do now, and Jim says that they’re all involved in this now, and they won’t let Kim sell her baby to anyone. Paul then arrives home in a really good mood and starts going on about his flight attendant course. Everyone is quiet, then Scott tells Paul that Jim and Helen know about the baby. Paul and Helen start arguing about whether Kim should have an abortion, but then Jim tells them that they need to talk things through calmly and rationally.

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At number 24, Maria and Danny are having dinner, and she tells him that they can’t have the party without a chaperone. Maria suggests asking Jim, then Max gets home and Danny walks out. Maria explains that there are no adults who can go to Danny’s party, and Max asks Maria if they’re still ok for dinner on Saturday night. Max tells Maria how he’s had to carry his stuff on the bus since he lost his last assistant. Max asks Maria to find him an assistant from the agency, but she tells him she can’t hire someone for him. He tells her that if they can do the job, just hire them. She offers him some casserole.

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The Robinsons are having dinner and Julie tells Scott that she thought he had more brains than to get himself mixed up with a pregnant young girl. Lucy starts asking why Kim wasn’t on the pill, and everyone tells her to be quiet. She says that she can read and she knows some things, but Jim tells her to mind her own business. She leaves to take Basil for a walk. Julie then says she’s going to say what she thinks, and that she managed to survive her teenage years without getting pregnant. Paul tells her that she had a loving family to support her, and everyone starts arguing. Helen sends Jim, Paul and Scott outside to clear the garden, while she and Julie have a chat. Helen accuses Julie of being thoughtless and insensitive. Julie says that she can’t pretend that Kim is some poor misunderstood waif, but Helen points out that she no longer has the support of her parents.

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Des is heading out to get some milk, while Daphne looks for a new job. After Des leaves, Daphne picks up the phone and contacts her old boss, Frank, at the stripping agency, asking for a gig for one night. She accepts it, and hangs up, looking worried.

At the Robinson house the next morning, Danny is asking Jim to chaperone his party. Jim agrees, but then Helen points out that she’ll be giving a lecture tomorrow, and that Julie and Paul both have plans too. Jim is forced to stay home and look after Lucy, but Danny is secretly quite glad as he leaves. Paul has nothing to do, so Helen suggests he take Daphne out to cheer her up. Paul leaves, then there’s a knock on the door and it’s Marcia Taylor. She explains that she didn’t mean what she said and she does want to see Kim.

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Daphne is preparing her costume, when Paul arrives and she hides it under the cushions. He asks her out to breakfast in the city, but she isn’t sure, as she’s not even dressed. He says he’ll wait, and he sits down and finds the costume. Daphne says she’s just doing one gig until she finds some other work, and asks Paul not to say anything to Des. Paul agrees, as long as she goes to breakfast with him.

Maria is on the phone to Max, explaining that the CES are sending someone over for the job. Max tells her to snap him up, as long as he’s qualified. There’s a knock at the door, Maria says his name is Terry Inglis, then hangs up. She answers the door to a young girl, and Maria believes that it’s someone from the CES checking up on her. The girl explains that she’s come for the interview and that she’s Terry. Maria finds this hilarious and wonders how Max will take it.

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Kim is in her bedsit, when there’s a knock at the door. It’s Scott, who explains that he’s brought someone with him. Kim sees Marcia and tells her to go away. Scott leaves, while Marcia explains that they need to talk to each other. She explains that she hasn’t come to criticise her, she’s come because she loves her. Marcia explains that she tried to explain that Kim didn’t exist anymore, and Kim says that she’s never been good enough. Marcia explains that she’s already turned her back on one child, and Kim seems surprised, so Marcia explains that she had to give her baby away 27 years ago. Kim doesn’t believe it, and Marcia says that she thinks of that baby every single day. Kim wants to know why her mother was such a hypocrite, and she explains that she saw so much of herself in Kim and didn’t want her daughter to make the same mistakes. She says that being given another daughter was like a second chance at happiness, and she found it very difficult not to be over-protective. They hug and Marcia says that everything is going to be fine now.

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Maria opens the door to Max, and Maria tries to explain something but then Terry appears and Max says that Maria should have mentioned having guests. Maria introduces Miss Terry Inglis and Max is annoyed to have been deceived. He tries to claim that he already hired someone, but Maria says that’s not true. Terry asks what the problem is, and Max says that she’s a woman. Terry says she’ll have to go to the equal opportunities board, and Maria says that she’ll be the witness.

Danny and Scott are walking home, talking about the party. Scott isn’t too enthusiastic, and Danny tries to talk him round.

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Max is telling Jim about Terry, and Jim says that he should try to be a bit more open-minded. Jim says that if Terry doesn’t work out, he knows someone who could do the job. Max says that he’s going to make sure that Terry finds out how hard the work of a plumber is. Maria and Terry get home from shopping, and Jim gets up to leave. He apologises to Maria for not being able to chaperone the party. Maria says that tomorrow at work, Max and Terry will really be able to get to know each other.

At number 26, Kim explains that she’s going home to have the baby, while Marcia apologises for the way she misjudged Scott. She offers Scott a replacement for the watch he sold to help Kim. She says that although it’s a long way away, she hopes they’ll come and visit. Jim gets home and Marcia says she’s just come to thank Helen and Scott.

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At number 24, Danny says that Terry seems nice, but Max was a bit off with her. Maria says that it’s because she’s a woman. Danny tells Maria that a man named Pike wants Maria to phone around 5 about chaperoning the party. The man on the phone says that he just wants to supervise the party and make sure that the rules are being followed. Maria says that it’s a huge relief to know that he’ll be there, and then the man on the other end is revealed to be Pete Sherwin.

Regular Cast Credits

Featured Regular Characters: Max Ramsay, Maria Ramsay, Danny Ramsay, Scott Robinson, Jim Robinson, Paul Robinson, Julie Robinson, Lucy Robinson, Helen Daniels, Daphne Lawrence, Des Clarke

Guest Cast: Jenny Young as Kim Taylor, Maureen Edwards as Marcia Taylor, Maxine Klibingaitas as Terry Inglis, Keir Saltmarsh as Pete Sherwin

Trivia Notes
• First appearance of Maxine Klibingaitis (spelt as Klibingaitas on the closing credits) as Terry Inglis, who would then remain until the end of the 1985 season
• Terry's first words are "Hi, CES sent me."

Summary by Steve