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> Episode 20
Written by Hugh Stuckey, Directed
by Colin Budds, Produced by John Holmes
Channel Seven: 12/04/85, BBC One: 21/11/86, UK Gold: 27/11/92
• Jim tells Julie, as she hasn’t apologised to Anna she is to leave home
• Maria tells Max that Anna has married Gino
• Helen asks Jim to let Julie return home for the sake of the family
No 26 - Kitchen: Jim, Helen and Lucy eat breakfast but Jim seems rather quiet dismissing a family picnic is in need and leaves the table to go and do some gardening. Julie arrives clearly delighted to be home but takes stock of things when Helen urges her and Lucy to find the time to tell their father they love him.
No 24 - Lounge: Shane takes the opportunity to rest while Max goads Danny about his diving disciplines. Max wants to see him on the trampoline for training despite his reluctance.
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No 28 - Kitchen: Des struggles with his ironing and is about to ask doing something with Daphne on her night off tomorrow. But Paul’s invite on the phone to take her to see a show puts pay to that and Des is not happy he’s been beaten to it.
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No 24 - Back garden: Max gets Danny into practicing on the trampoline when Maria calls Max in for coffee. Max wants Shane to make sure his brother does 10 minutes serious training.
No 24 - Kitchen: Helen speaks to Maria about fearing Jim has a broken heart – Max overhears and Helen urges him to try and make up with Jim as he needs someone to talk to over losing Anna. Max agrees he’ll try by taking him out. Max spots Danny messing around on the trampoline.
No 24 - Back garden: Max tells Danny to focus or it is all over. Shane keeps an eye on his brother’s technique.
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No 26 - Lounge: Julie tries to make Lucy believe what they did to Jim and Anna was the right thing to do but Lucy is having second thoughts about the part she played in it all.
No 28 - Dining table: Des is far from happy to be discussing with Daphne about which outfit she should wear to her night out with Paul and just wants to do his monthly accounts. Daphne tells him he needs to be more spontaneous or face losing out. Des feels this is exactly what he has done with her.
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No 26 - Back garden: Max makes small talk with Jim over Danny’s diving training and invites him out for a beer. Jim questions why and Max admits Helen is worried.
Jim feels it is all a bit hypocritical but Max tells him he needs to get over things. Jim assures Max he’ll be fine.
No 24 - Back balcony: Shane assures Danny he has a lot of natural ability with his diving that could make him very good. Danny needs more self-confidence. Danny asks if Shane would become his trainer rather than Max – Max arrives and loses his temper thinking Danny is slacking off again and despite Shane’s pleas, tells them he is not training Danny anymore.
No 24 - Lounge: Max is pondering over Jim to Maria and Maria tells him Jim is likely to be suffering grief, a broken heart. Maria fears she has to tell Helen how it went.
No 26 - Kitchen/lounge: Helen and Maria discuss how upset Jim is and how badly Julie has behaved and that Julie faces the risk if she steps out of line again, she’ll lose her home permanently. Julie overhears this from the Lounge.
No 24 - Danny's bedroom: Shane tries to placate Danny from making a rash decision to quit diving training just because Max yelled at him. Shane offers to watch him at the pool and Danny agrees reluctantly.
No 26 - Lounge: Jim brings in some flowers for Helen when Julie comes in the room and attempts to apologise to Jim for her behaviour. It is a rather insincere attempt and still about the family not needing anyone else but Jim accepts it is all he’s going to get. After Julie leaves he tells Helen, just because you love your kids it doesn’t mean you have to like them.
No 24 - Kitchen: Max learns the boys are going to the pool and begins to apologise to Danny for shouting earlier – Danny doesn’t want to hear it and Max over reacts again only calming down when Maria asks him to.
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No 26 - Lounge: Helen calls Lucy over to talk about the ring. She explains she found it in Lucy’s room and that blaming Anna was a bad thing. Lucy apologises to Helen and Helen can see her granddaughter is clearly sorry. Jim comes into the room and Lucy crying confesses to him and she’s sorry.
Ramsay Street: As Shane and Danny prepare to go to the pool, Shane realises he has a flat tyre. Danny remarks he’ll fix it with Shane having a back injury.
No 28 - Lounge: Des gets interrupted vacuuming by Daphne while the phone is ringing. There is no one speaking on the other end when he answers and Des puts it down to being a wrong number. Daphne mentions she’s had a few of them recently.
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Ramsay Street: Danny cannot get the tyre off and goes under the car to see if something is caught on it. Shane continues to use the jack to lift the car when it slips and the car comes down, resting on Danny’s chest. Danny streaks to get the car off him and hearing the shout Max rushes down the drive.
In the panic Shane lifts the car as Max pulls Danny free. However it seems Max is more concerned for the well being of Shane rather than Danny.
Regular Cast Credits
Featured Regular Characters: Max Ramsay, Maria Ramsay, Shane Ramsay, Danny Ramsay, Jim Robinson, Julie Robinson, Lucy Robinson, Helen Daniels, Des Clarke, Daphne Lawrence
Guest Cast: None
• Danny has a car accident when changing a tyre and is trapped under the car
Summary by Paul