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Episode Summaries > 1985 > Episode 80

Written by Reg Watson, Directed by John Gauci, Produced by John Holmes

Channel Seven: 05/07/85, BBC One: 18/02/87, UK Gold: 19/02/93

Helen thinks that the Ramsay marriage is beyond saving
Maria tells Shane and Danny about the divorce
Julie apologises to Philip for throwing herself at him
Daphne tells Des that he's going to become a lonely old bachelor
Des is annoyed about waiting for Julie again
Jim makes an appointment to meet with Philip

Pacific Bank: Julie is surprised as her dad arrives for his appointment to see Philip.

Pacific Bank - Philip's Office: Philip shows Jim into his office. Jim says that he has an account with the bank, and thought it was time that they got to know each other - Philip calls Des and asks him to bring Jim's file in. Philip explains that he wasn't sure whether Jim's appointment was to discuss his account or Julie - Jim replies that he's here to talk about Julie. Philip admits that he's done a lot of thinking about how he'd react if his daughter went out with a married man - and he thinks that he'd want to kill him.

Pacific Bank: Des returns from Philip's office, and both he and Julie wonder why Jim wanted to see Philip.

Pacific Bank - Philip's Office: Jim tells Philip that the Robinsons are a close family, and that Julie's happiness is very important to him. He suspects that Julie is in danger of getting hurt, and wants to know exactly what's going on with Philip's marriage. Philip explains that his marriage is in name only, and Julie had no part to play in that - the marriage was over long ago. He says that he and Julie met and liked each other a lot, and now she's become one of the three most important people in his life, with the other two being his children. Philip confirms that he loves Julie, and tells Jim that they're not sleeping together. Jim is glad they had the chance to talk.

Pacific Bank: Jim leaves, shaking hands with Philip as he goes, and then says goodbye to Des and Julie, who are still none the wiser over the reason behind the meeting.

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Ramsay Street: Scott is walking home from school, when Wendy calls out to him from the balcony at number 24, asking for his help to get into the house. He runs up there, thinking she's breaking in, but she introduces herself and he realises that she's the girl from Queensland. He tries her key in the lock, and manages to open the door. He tells Wendy that Danny's been held up at school, and that he'll be home all evening, if Danny and Wendy want to come over and play some tapes.

No 26 - Kitchen: Paul and Scott are rolling a ball back and forth, teasing Basil and making her very excited, with Lucy shouting at them to stop. Helen finally has enough of the noise, and sends them all outside to play. Jim then returns home and tells Helen that he went to see Philip Martin - he's realised that this isn't a casual affair, but he doesn't know what to do. He admits that he's quite worried about the pair of them.

Pacific Bank - Philip's Office: Julie comes in to see Philip, wanting to know why he father was there earlier. Philip says that it was about his account, but they also had a chat about her, and their relationship. Julie is annoyed that her father interfered, but Philip insists that everything went well.

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No 26 - Lounge: Lucy answers the door to Wendy, who asks to see Scott. Lucy calls for her brother, and Wendy asks him if he can repeat the message for Danny, as she forgot it. He says that it was just to ask if he wanted to come over and listen to some music. Scott is then forced to introduce Wendy to Jim, Paul and Lucy. Helen appears and asks Jim to help her in the kitchen, whilst Paul and Lucy tease Scott and Wendy. Paul suggests that Scott take Wendy out and show her the city, and Lucy asks if Wendy thinks Scott has sex appeal. Scott decides that they should leave.

Ramsay Street - No 26 Front Garden: Wendy explains to Scott that Danny is busy, and she feels bad about making him spend so much time with her. Scott offers to take her out the following night - she says that she has plans but she'll cancel them. She then asks if he could take her to Grizabella's, but she'll understand if he can't afford it. He reluctantly agrees to take her, and she's thrilled. She kisses him and then runs back over to number 24.

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No 28: Des is clearly in a bad mood, and Daphne asks him what's wrong, but he insists it's nothing. They sit in silence for a few moments, before he asks why girls always get involved with married men. Daphne thinks that the single men just aren't quick enough off the mark. Daphne then passes on a message from Des's mum - that he needs to bring some double cream, as she's making him a trifle tonight. He isn't exactly thrilled about the notion of dinner with his mum, but Daphne says that she's been behaving herself since Des kicked her out. Des reminds Daphne that she was the one who gave him the ultimatum - either get rid of Eileen or she'd move out. Des wishes that Eileen had gone back to Perth, as whenever he goes to see her, she's just sitting in her chair like an old woman. Terry then comes in, and is delighted to hear that Shane got tickets to the concert - she rushes off to get ready.

No 26 - Lounge: Paul comes in, looking for the newspaper, which Basil has chewed up. He asks Scott about Wendy, and Scott confirms that he's taking her - apparently she's the best thing to happen to Ramsay Street in years. Paul wonders how Danny will feel about it, but Scott says that Danny's too busy to take her out. He then tells a shocked Paul that he's taking her to Grizabella's, and Paul eventually agrees to donate some money towards it, and Paul reluctantly gives him $20, and suggests that he use it to tip the doorman on the way in.

No 28: Des is clearly trying to put off his trip to see his mum, but Daphne forces him to go. Just then, Shane arrives in his chauffeur's outfit, and asks Des if he could take Terry to the concert, as he has to work. Des likes the idea, but Daphne reminds him that his mum had dinner ready. Des leaves, and Terry comes in, annoyed to hear that Shane has to work. Terry accepts the situation, and then Shane suddenly has an idea and rushes off.

No 26 - Lounge: Lucy answers the door to Shane, who asks Paul if he would like to take Terry to the concert. Paul is delighted with the idea, and decides that he'll take her to dinner too. He asks Scott for the $20 back and then goes to make a phone call.

No 28 - Kitchen: Daphne answers the phone to Paul, who says to tell Terry that he'll be over to pick her up in 15 minutes. Daphne passes the message on to Terry, who simply says 'That's what Paul thinks'.

No 28 - Kitchen: 15 minutes later, Terry is still doing her ironing, when Paul arrives to pick her up. She says that she won't be going to the concert, and walks out. Daphne explains to Paul that nobody actually asked Terry what she wanted in all of this, and Paul walks out the back door. Terry returns and thanks Daphne, but then Paul comes back in, politely asking Terry if she'd like to go out for dinner with him. He rips up the concert tickets, and Daphne smiles.

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No 26 - Kitchen: Jim is doing the accounts when Scott comes in and asks how business is going. Jim realises that he's being asked for money, and gives Scott two weeks' advance of his pocket money. Scott goes to make his dad a cup of coffee, and Julie comes in and asks Jim why he went to see Philip today. She insists that she can handle the situation, and Jim agrees, and says that he thought Philip was a nice man, and that they can handle the gossips themselves. Julie says that doesn't want people interfering - Jim reminds her of how she interfered when he wanted to bring Anna into the family. Julie thinks that was completely different, but Jim isn't so sure.

Smugglers Pub: Paul and Terry are having dinner, and she admits that she's glad he tore up the tickets, as she's having a good time. She says that she was more disappointed about missing out on Shane than the concert. Paul decides that they should stop talking about Shane and just enjoy themselves, but then he suddenly walks in, with another woman. It's clear that they've been out before, and Terry looks completely horrified.

Regular Cast Credits

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

Guest Cast: Maxine Klibingaitis as Terry Inglis, Christopher Milne as Philip Martin, Kylie Foster as Wendy Gibson, Francine Ormrod as Tina Blakely

Trivia Notes
Off-screen, Danny has been kept back late at school
Past character Anna Rossi is mentioned

Summary by Steve