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> Episode 79
Written by Reg Watson, Directed
by John Gauci, Produced by John Holmes
Channel Seven: 04/07/85, BBC One: 17/02/87, UK Gold: 18/02/93
• Wendy asks Danny about his parents' marriage
• Maria tells Max that she wants a divorce
• Paul is shocked to hear that Philip Martin is married
• Julie tells Philip that she doesn't want to go home
Philip's Apartment: Philip - slightly taken aback - closes the door and tells Julie to sit down. He says that he'd love for her to stay, but he doesn't want her to do
it because she feels sorry for him - and he suspects that's the case. He also reminds her that he's still married. She realises that she's made a fool of herself, but Philip insists that she hasn't. She asks him to take her home.
No 26 - Lounge: Helen returns from visiting an upset Maria, telling Jim that the dinner didn't go well, and now Maria's determined to get a divorce. Jim thinks that
both Max and Maria are fools if they allow that to happen, but Helen defends Maria, and says that she had hoped Max would return home by now. Jim thinks that Maria should have begged Max to stay, but Helen believes that the marriage is beyond saving
now. Julie then returns home, in a very distant mood, and tells Jim and Helen that she's going straight to bed.
. . .
No 24 - Lounge: Shane walks in, and finds Danny lying on the couch. He says that Maria wants a word with both of them. She then appears and tells them about the
divorce. Danny is accepting and thinks they'll be happier without him, but Shane is upset, admitting that he'd hoped they'd get back together. Maria says that she's happy with the decision, and Shane goes to bed. Danny then tells Maria that he's
glad that Max isn't coming home, as he's always treated him so badly.
No 24 - Kitchen: The next morning, Danny gets up, in a bad mood, annoyed with Shane for disturbing him all night. Danny mentions the divorce, and Shane tells him
not to blame Max for all of it, not without all the facts. Shane clams up when Danny asks what 'all the facts' are, but Shane thinks it's unfair that Max will be a stranger in his own house. Danny suggests that they just concentrate on the divorce for
now, and worry about future arrangements later.
No 26 - Dining Table: Jim, Paul, Lucy and Helen are having breakfast, when a slightly subdued Julie comes in and joins them. Lucy asks how long it takes to get a
divorce, and then explains that she heard her dad and gran talking about Max and Maria Ramsay last night. Jim sends Lucy off to tell Scott to hurry up, and Paul says that he's surprised that it's come to divorce for the Ramsays. Julie still looks unhappy.
. . .
Pacific Bank: Philip comes in, asking Des if Julie has arrived yet. Des explains that he was supposed to give her a lift, but she didn't turn up - Philip asks him to send
her in when she does arrive. She then walks in, as some of the other girls are gossiping, and Des is annoyed with her for not letting him know that she wouldn't need a lift. Julie apologises, unsure why Des is so upset about it, and he then tells her that
Philip wants to see her. She goes to the office, and Des tells the other girls to get on with some work.
Pacific Bank - Philip's Office: Julie knocks on the door, and Philip is pleased to see her, admitting that he was worried that she wouldn't turn up at all. She says
that she decided to go for a walk before work, and lost track of time. He realises that perhaps he didn't explain himself very well the previous night, but Julie says that she understood perfectly - it was the first time she'd ever thrown herself at
a man, and she won't make that mistake again. Philip insists that it wasn't a mistake, and asks her to meet him later for a drink, but she tells him that she'd decided to leave the bank. He tells her not to be so hasty, and again asks her to meet him.
They hug, but it's interrupted by Des knocking on the door - he tells Philip that a couple of men from head office have just arrived. Philip leaves the office, and Des doesn't look too impressed.
Pacific Bank: Julie is waiting - Des assumes she's waiting for a lift home from him, but she tells him that she isn't. He realises who she's waiting for, and says that
he doesn't want her to make a fool of herself; they used to go out and he still cares about what happens to her. He points out that everyone is gossiping about her and Philip, but she insists that she doesn't care. Philip then appears with the two men
from head office, seeing them out of the building, and he tells Julie that he'll be with her in a minute.
. . .
Ramsay Street: Danny walks down the driveway of number 24, and runs into Shane. He says that they need to talk - he explains that he's borrowed $254 from him
over the past four years, and he promises Shane that he'll pay it back. He then asks if he could make it a nice round $300. Shane realises that his brother, in a roundabout way, is asking to borrow $46, and asks what it's for - Danny explains that
he wants to take Wendy to a nice restaurant. Shane gives him $10 and tells him to take her to a pizza parlour, and Danny goes inside, unimpressed. Shane then spots Des driving into the street, and stops him. He asks Des to pass on a message to
Terry - that he'll be over to pick her up for dinner at 7pm.
No 28: Daphne is on the phone to her agent, Frank, turning down a stripping job for the next night. Des then comes in, in a bad mood, and tells her he'll be
staying at home tonight. Daphne tells him that she's worried about him - he goes to work, comes home, eats dinner and goes to dinner. She suggests that he should find a good woman. Des points out that he'd had three 'good women' who've all let
him down, and also mentions that Daphne is hardly in a position to give him advice, when she's jealous about Shane and Terry. Daphne gets annoyed with him and walks out, telling him that he's going to become a lonely old bachelor if he
carries on like this.
Ramsay Street: The next morning, Des is standing by his car, flipping a coin and waiting for Julie. Shane is out for a run, and goes over to him, apologising
if he and Terry kept Des awake last night. Shane grabs the coin and runs off - he then sees Paul, tells him to be careful as Des is in a bad mood, and passes the coin on to him. Paul tells Des that Julie has already left for work, and Des gets
annoyed - he says that he always suspected that Julie would either end up in a convent, or falling really hard for a guy - he guesses that Philip is that guy. He then gets in his car and goes.
No 26 - Lounge: Paul walks in, and says that Des wasn't too happy when he found out Julie had gone without him again. Helen and Lucy then go out for the day,
and Paul decides to tell Jim about the situation with Julie and Philip. Jim is shocked to hear that Philip is married, and that it seems to be more than just a casual fling for Julie. He thanks Paul for telling him, and says that he'll try to
figure out the best course of action.
Ramsay Street: Shane runs across the gardens and knocks on the front door of number 28.
No 28: Daphne answers the door to Shane, and offers him a coffee. She doesn't look too impressed as he talks about his night out with Terry, and then
mentions that she had an argument with Des last night. Shane thinks they sound like an old married couple, and suggests that maybe Des and Daphne would make a good couple - she, however, says that she can find her own husband, thank you
very much. Shane then explains that he came over to ask if she could pass a message on to Terry - that he got some concert tickets and will pick her up at 7pm. Daphne grudgingly agrees to pass the message on, then takes his coffee
away from him.
. . .
No 26 - Lounge: Paul is heading out to work, as Jim sits and looks at a photo of the family. Jim then looks up the number and makes a call to the bank.
Philip answers, and Jim introduces himself - the two men make an appointment to meet at 2pm.
Regular Cast Credits
Featured Regular Characters: Maria Ramsay, Shane Ramsay, Danny Ramsay, Helen Daniels, Jim Robinson, Julie Robinson, Paul Robinson, Lucy Robinson, Des Clarke, Daphne Lawrence
Guest Cast: Christopher Milne as Philip Martin
• Off-screen, Scott is in the bathroom, getting ready for school