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Episode Summaries > 1985 > Episode 85

Written by John Upton, Directed by Max Varnel, Produced by John Holmes

Channel Seven: 12/07/85, BBC One: 25/02/87, UK Gold: 26/02/93

Scott tells Wendy about an alternative restaurant, where they might see rock stars
Des is upset that Joan didn't mention her kids, and they argue about it
Max is angry at Jim's suggestion that Maria might find another man
Wendy puts tequila in the drinks
Terry insists that she's moved on from Shane, and kisses Paul
Scott realises that he's lost his wallet

Wally Walters' Restaurant: Wally comes over, puts the bill down on the table and thinks that the whole thing is a scam. Scott demands to speak to the manager, so Wally walks him and Wendy to the back of the restaurant, and then tells them that he's the manager - and they'll either be paying the bill or he'll call the cops.

No 26 - Lounge: Helen picks up Lucy's project book, about flowers, and is amused to find on one of the pages a naked male centrefold with flowers covering his modesty. She doesn't tell Jim, as he comes in with some coffee and they begin a game of Scrabble. Helen tells Jim that Scott's out with Wendy tonight - Jim hopes that he's having a good time.

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Wally Walters' Restaurant: Scott insists that he'll bring the money in tomorrow, but Wally still wants to call the cops. Wendy checks in her bag to see if she has any money, but then Wally spots the almost-empty tequila bottle and accuses them of under-age drinking too. He goes off to see to some customers, and Wendy tells Scott that Wally is a pig, though Scott can understand why he's so annoyed. Wally returns, and Scott again insists that he'll bring the money in, even offering to give his address. Wally asks for his phone number, and says he'll call his parents.

No 26 - Lounge: Helen notices that Jim is distracted, and he admits that he's worried that Wendy will turn out to be another Kim. Helen then tells Jim about the letter from Anna, and that Wendy is boy mad and had been causing trouble at home. Jim isn't pleased, but Helen thinks that all girls go through a flighty stage and she's probably harmless enough. Jim realises that he's going to have to speak to Scott about the situation - Helen then wins the Scrabble game, just before there's a phone call. Jim answers, confirming to Wally that he's Scott's father.

Wally Walters' Restaurant: Wally passes the phone to Scott, who says that he just wanted to let him know that he'll be home a bit late tonight.

No 26 - Lounge: Jim thanks Scott for letting him know, and hangs up, though he's slightly confused about the whole thing.

Wally Walters' Restaurant: Wally is satisfied that Scott is who he says he is, and says he won't call the police, and will forget about the drinking, as long as Scott returns and works there for a week. Scott doesn't think that sounds fair - Wally has to leave to serve another customer. Wendy is very impressed with the way Scott's handling the situation and has avoided police involvement. Wally returns, and Scott agrees to the deal - so Wally tells them to start now, and sends them both into the kitchen.

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No 26 - Dining Table: Jim, Helen, Scott and Lucy are having breakfast, and Lucy complains about Julie, and how she's been acting oddly. She asks if Julie's in love. Helen says that Julie's been working very hard and is tired, and Jim changes the subject, asking Lucy about her school project. She says that she's got some nice pictures, which Wendy gave her, and Jim thinks she'll soon be the star student of the family, if Scott continues to come home late. Scott leaves the table, but Jim follows him into the kitchen and asks him about last night's phone call. Scott explains about the lost wallet and how he's working off the bill after school this week. Jim is proud of him for sorting out the situation, but asks about Wendy and whether she's going out with him or Danny - Scott says that Wendy's his girlfriend, he's sure about that.

No 24 - Dining Table: Danny is having breakfast when Wendy comes and joins him. She says that she and Scott were out until late and had a great time - they even shared a bottle of tequila. She says that she wishes Danny could have been there, as Scott was scared that they'd get sprung for having alochol, but she says that she still had a great time and will probably go out with Scott again. She asks Danny if he's jealous and he says that he isn't, so she then tells him that she likes him more than Scott. They arrange a date for 7pm that night, but Maria comes in and overhears them, and tells Danny that he has to stay in and do homework.

No 26 - Lounge: Julie appears, ready to go to work, and Lucy says good morning, and then asks her if she's in love, as people behave strangely when they're in love. Julie asks her why she's leaving so early, and she says that she has swimming practice before school - Lucy then shows her project book to Julie, who's horrified by the picture of the naked man. Helen doesn't think it's that bad, but Julie is annoyed when she finds out that Wendy gave it to her, declaring it to be 'just like Wendy' even though she's never met her. Helen tells Julie to calm down, and sends Lucy off to school. Helen then follows Julie into the kitchen, and suggests that she could poison Lucy's mind if she's not careful - there's nothing wrong with a naked body. She says that she hasn't been corrupted by painting nude models, and says that Julie should just be honest - she's upset about Philip, not about Lucy's book.

Pacific Bank: Julie asks Des to sign some paperwork, and he warns her that being sullen and bitchy isn't going to help matters. She snaps at him to keep his opinions to himself, but Philip hears and asks her to come to his office.

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Pacific Bank - Philip's Office: Philip warns Julie that she can't speak to the assistant manager like that, and he tells her that they really need to talk about things. Julie isn't sure what there is to talk about, and they're interrupted by a phone call, but then Julie says that he lied to her. He points out that this has been hard on him too, and tells Julie that Loretta has gone back home now. He has to take another call, but then suggests that they meet up tonight after work, and Julie agrees.

No 24 - Dining Table: Danny is doing homework, when Lucy turns up, looking for Wendy. Danny says that she's out, so Lucy decides to wait and asks Danny if he's in love. She says that people act strange when they're in love. She starts to annoy Danny as she asks about his dad, and tells him that Julie's in love with someone at the bank. He tells her that he has to finish this work, otherwise he won't be able to go out tonight - he then asks Lucy if Scott got home late last night. Lucy confirms that he did, and that he went on a date and did lots of kissing. Danny tells her to keep quiet.

Pacific Bank - Philip's Office: Julie is waiting as Philip finishes his work. He then says that they need to discuss things, and explains that Loretta did stay at his apartment, but he went to a motel. Julie doesn't believe him, and also claims that he lied about Loretta being an alcoholic, but Philip says that she is, and she has two very different sides to her personality. Julie still thinks that he's making it all up, so he tells her that Loretta got drunk at his apartment and attacked him with a knife, showing her a wound on his arm. Julie is stunned.

Pacific Bank - Philip's Office: Philip is explaining that Loretta came to see a psychiatrist, about her drinking problem, but she missed her appointment as she doesn't think there's anything wrong. Julie apologises for not believing him. Philip explains that when he confronted her about missing the appointment, Loretta attacked him, then she went home. Julie asks if the children are safe around her, but Philip insists that she'd never harm them. He says he's sorry that Julie had to get involved in all of this, and she tells him that she loves him. They kiss.

No 24 - Dining Table: Lucy is wondering whether she'll have lots of books when she goes to high school. Maria then appears, all dressed up, and checks that Danny has finished his ancient history homework. Lucy tells her that she looks like a film star, and Danny asks her where she's going - she says that he's not the only one with a social life now.

Pacific Bank - Philip's Office: Julie is fixing her make-up after all the crying she's been doing, and Philip sees a photo of her, in her bag, and asks if he can keep it. They then leave the office, arm in arm.

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No 24 - Lounge: Danny and Lucy are watching TV, and Lucy wonders if Maria has a boyfriend. Danny calls Lucy a troublemaker and tells her to go home, but Lucy says he's very rude and says she's still waiting for Wendy. There's a knock at the door, Danny goes to answer it, but Maria beats him there - it's her date for the evening. Danny doesn't look too happy.

Regular Cast Credits

Featured Regular Characters: Maria Ramsay, Danny Ramsay, Helen Daniels, Jim Robinson, Julie Robinson, Scott Robinson, Lucy Robinson

Guest Cast: Christopher Milne as Philip Martin, Kylie Foster as Wendy Gibson, David Robson as Robert Hutchins, Reg Gorman as Wally Walters

Trivia Notes
Des and Joan's story appears in the recap, but does not feature in the episode
Past characters Kim Taylor and Anna Rossi are mentioned

Summary by Steve