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Written by Reg Watson, Directed
by Mark Joffe, Produced by John Holmes
Channel Seven: 26/03/85, BBC One: 04/11/86, UK Gold: 10/11/92
• Scott reveals he loves Kim and Marcia threatens the police
• Jim warns Marcia that he believes Scott is innocent
• Jim learns that Scott has run away
• Scott hides out at old monastery and is reunited with Kim
Abandoned monastery: Kim explains to Scott she ran way from home to escape her parents' accusations. She reveals she ended up running away and sleeping under a bridge, as she was too scared to come to the monastery. Scott reveals how her parents came to his house and the police were called but he left just to be with her. Kim asks what are they going to do and Scott reassures her that at least no one will find them.
No 24 - Danny's bedroom: Maria is not convinced Danny is ill just avoiding going back to school. Danny questions why Max treats him so differently to Shane but Maria is not prepared to entertain it and decides Danny should get up and get ready for school.
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Abandoned monastery: Scott and Kim decide to get some groceries and Scott also wants to call home to let them know he’s okay. Kim agrees to it and comments on how well Scott gets on with his father. Scott goes off to buy the food.
No 26 - Lounge: Marcia arrives to seek any news but Helen has none. Marcia is not prepared to listen to Helen’s claims that Scott is a decent boy when the phone rings. Helen answers and is relieved to hear Scott’s reassurances that he and Kim are okay. Realising who is on the end of the line, Marcia grabs the phone and demands Scott return her home. Scott panics and ends the call, despite Helen’s pleas.
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Abandoned monastery: Scott cooks some food for him and Kim and lets her know he spoke to Helen and confirmed Kim was with him to Marcia. Kim is not pleased but Scott reminds her he is with her to support her actions against her parents. Not because he has a problem with his own family. Kim cannot understand as she is so used to being controlled at home and storms off.
Abandoned monastery: Later, Scott finds Kim to give her some food. She tells Scott she can’t go back home and Scott feels he has to stay with her.
Trail bike park: Max has followed Danny to get him back to school to save face about how involved he was in the editing of the tapes so Scott and Kim feel like they can come home. Danny is not keen to go but Max has no desire to hear any excuses.
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No 26 - Lounge: The Robinsons watch as Marcia Taylor makes a tv appeal for Kim’s return home as the report reflects that over 25,000 people runaway every year. Helen feels Marcia is being hypocritical about the whole thing. Paul reassures the family that Scott is not like these kids and will be in touch soon. Jim worries that no one cares about these runaways enough. Helen tells a story to Lucy about her Uncle Jack who got lost once and the whole town ended up looking for him, including the local bank closed for the day. Helen reveals they found jack in a packing case under the house.
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Abandoned monastery: Scott wants Kim to return home with him, as they have no money. Kim is determined they can get a job and also tells Scott he could be in trouble according to what ever Marcia has told the police. They both settle down to sleep but Kim is crying. Scott comforts her and they spend the night together cuddling.
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No 26 - Kitchen: Jim and Helen tell Paul they have heard from Julie who knows about Scott after reading the papers. Paul agrees it is best his sister stays on her holiday rather than interfere at home as well. Jim answers the door to find Max and Danny. Danny apologises to Jim and Max mentions about an old monastery Danny spoke to Maria about. It seems Paul may know where this place is.
Abandoned monastery: Jim pulls up in his car and walks to the abandoned building. Jim calls out to Scott and before too long Scott appears to be warmly greeted by his father. Jim explains that Marcia Taylor has resigned from her job at school to search for Kim & him. Kim overhears this and that Jim worries for the 25,000 kids all in his predicament. Jim assures Scott he is loved, as is Kim and Scott goes to find Kim for Jim to talk to. It becomes clear that Kim though has run away again.
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Abandoned monastery: Jim calls off the search for Kim with Scott and they agree to return home.
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No 26 - Lounge: Julie arrives home early from her holiday to be with her family. Helen jokes about it when Jim with Scott arrives home. Julie gives her brother a big hug and Helen questions how Jim found Scott and Kim. Jim tells her he only found Scott and that he has to break the news to the Taylors that Kim has run away.
Regular Cast Credits
Featured Regular Characters: Max Ramsay, Maria Ramsay, Danny Ramsay, Jim Robinson, Julie Robinson, Paul Robinson, Scott Robinson, Lucy Robinson, Helen Daniels
Guest Cast: Jenny Young as Kim Taylor, Maureen Edwards as Marcia Taylor, uncredited as tv reporter.
• Scott and Kim squat at the abandoned monastery. Kim runs away while Scott returns home
• Danny has his own trail bike
• Marcia Taylor is interviewed on tv about Kim running away – the statistic of 25,000 kids running away each year is mentioned
• Off screen Julie learns of Scott running away while on holiday through reading the story in the press. Julie returns home in the final scene
• Helen mentions to Lucy about an Uncle Jack. This relative ran away when he was young and the town searched for him. Even the bank closed to help. Jack was eventually found in a packing case underneath the house
Summary by Paul