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Episode Summaries > 1985 > Episode 89

Written by Wendy Jackson, Directed by Andrew Friedman, Produced by John Holmes

Channel Seven: 18/07/85, BBC One: 03/03/87, UK Gold: 04/03/93

Shane takes Max's side over Maria
Philip assures Julie that everything's going to be alright
Jim is still convinced that Julie will end up getting hurt
Loretta attacks Julie, verbally and physically, before Philip returns and stops her

No 26 - Kitchen: Scott is at the table, reading Playboy magazine instead of doing his homework, when Wendy knocks on the door. She says that he always seems to be working, and she's had an idea to go and see a band to cheer him up - but the tickets are really expensive. He agrees to go, and checks that she wouldn't prefer to go with Danny - but Wendy says that she wouldn't. She then leaves, kissing Scott as he goes.

No 24 - Lounge: Wendy returns, claiming that Scott asked her to go over, and she was afraid not to, in case he made a scene. Danny says that he'll flatten Scott if he causes trouble, but Wendy then says that she's agreed to go out with him. Danny is furious, but Wendy tells him to calm down, reminding him that she's just had that talk with Maria, and she doesn't want any more drama. Danny asks if he can take her to dinner the following night, but she claims that it's too soon, and she doesn't want Maria to think she's dragging him away from his homework. She suggests that they go out later in the week, and Danny agrees, and they kiss.

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Philip's Apartment: Julie is sitting on the couch, still upset, when Philip returns, very pleased to see her. They share a hug, and Philip checks that she's OK. Julie admits that she's relieved that Philip walked in when he did, and he says that he'd never have forgiven himself if Loretta had hurt her. He says that Loretta had calmed down and was asleep when he left the clinic, and the kids are fine too. He declares that he can't let this continue - she clearly isn't safe to be around other people, so he needs to apply for custody of the children. He tells Julie that, although he's divorcing Loretta, he's going to have to do everything he can to help her too. Julie understands, and says that she'll be there for him every step of the way - Philip is happy to hear that, and then he is hoping to propose to her. Julie is delighted.

No 26 - Kitchen: The next morning, Julie has broken the news of her planned engagement to Jim and Helen. Jim is slightly taken aback, and asks if Julie has really thought this through. She insists that she has, and Helen says that it's all just a bit sudden, but she wishes Julie good luck. Jim halfheartedly agrees with Helen, and Julie assures him that everything will be alright. She kisses them both on the cheek, and says goodbye as she leaves for work, asking them both to keep the engagement to themselves for the time being. Once she's gone, Jim admits that he hadn't realised how serious things were between Julie and Philip, and he admits that he isn't happy about this.

Pacific Bank: Julie has finished going through some figures, and she tells Des that they're 'absolutely great'. He's amazed by her good mood, particularly after the past week, and he wants to know her secret. She gleefully says that she doesn't discuss her private life and walks off - Marilyn then comes over and says to Des that Julie's good mood is even worse than her bad one.

No 26 - Kitchen/No 24 - Lounge: Helen is painting a picture of a bowl of fruit on the dining table, when Scott returns from school. He says that he isn't hungry, and Helen wonders if he's unwell, but then he starts talking about Wendy, and what a great girl she is. He decides to go next-door and see Daphne, taking one of the pieces of fruit as he goes, and spoiling the painting. Helen then answers the phone to Wendy, who wants to know if Scott is home yet. Helen explains that he's gone to see Daphne, then he's going to the coffee shop, and she asks if she can take a message. Wendy hears someone coming into the house, so she rudely says goodbye and hangs up. Danny walks in, complaining about his day - Wendy tells him to sit down, and then announces that she's going over to Daphne's place, to borrow a record.

No 28 - Dining Table: Daphne is surprised that Scott is going out with Wendy, as she thought that Danny was going out with her. Scott explains that Danny's been pestering Danny, and she's been humouring him as she's too nice to say no. He starts talking about how great it is to meet someone so perfect for him - Daphne tells him to think twice, then think again. She goes to answer the door, and it's Wendy, claiming that Danny wants to borrow Daphne's new Stranglers record. She goes to look for it, and Wendy chats to Scott about their date that night. She says that she's going to go home now and make herself look great, and tells Daphne not to worry about the record. They both leave, and Daphne is starting to worry about Wendy's influence.

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No 24 - Lounge: Danny is sitting alone, thinking about things.

Ramsay Street - No 28 Front Garden: Wendy and Scott walk out of the house together, and he asks if they could be exclusive. She isn't sure, and says that she'll give him an answer tonight. They kiss, just as Danny comes along and leaps onto Scott. They start fighting, as an amused Wendy watches, doing nothing to stop it. Scott is about to punch Danny in the face, but Daphne then comes outside and tells them both to stop.

Ramsay Street - No 28 Front Garden: Daphne pulls the two boys apart, telling them both to go home and clean themselves up. Daphne realises that Wendy was really enjoying the show, but Wendy sees no shame in that, saying that they're just a pair of stupid kids. Daphne calls Wendy a spoilt brat, out for a good time, regardless of who gets hurt. Wendy accuses Daphne of being a hypocrite, saying that she's 'the original good time girl'. Daphne tells Wendy to leave Scott and Danny alone, but Wendy tells her to mind her own business.

Pacific Bank: Julie is tracing a picture of a bride in a magazine, when Marilyn comes over and says that Philip wants to speak to her. She goes over, and Marilyn and Des wonder what's going on between those two. Philip asks Julie out for dinner, but they decide to change it to dinner at his place, due to him being low on money at the moment. He returns to his office, and Julie goes back over to Des, who's noticed her bride drawing, and tells her that she's bound to find a man sooner or later. She reminds Des that she's younger than him, and makes a joke about him being jilted at the altar.

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No 24 - Kitchen: Danny is in the kitchen, when Wendy comes in, clearly not in a great mood with him. She says that she could have handled the situation with Scott, but Danny says that he had to protect his girl. Wendy admits that she isn't sure she's his girl now, and says that she's going out tonight. Danny wants to know if she's going out with Scott, and she finally says that she is. Danny then asks if she likes Scott more than him, and she tells him to grow up, and says that she prefers Scott as he acts more like a grown-up. She walks out, leaving behind a very upset Danny.

Wally Walters' Restaurant: Wendy goes in and finds that Scott is really busy at work, and he might not be able to leave straight away. She sits at a table, and a guy recognises her and goes over. Wally brings out some food and tells Scott to take it to the guy sitting with Wendy. Scott isn't very impressed, but Wendy says he's an old friend - then asks him how exactly he knows her.

Philip's Apartment: Julie jokingly tells Philip that it's his turn to wash up, and says that his cooking was very good, and it was cosier at his place than a restaurant. They sit down, and Philip explains that he went to see Loretta earlier, and they had a chat about the divorce. Julie is relieved to hear that Loretta has accepted it and won't stand in their way - he says that although things seem messy now, it'll be worth it in the long run. He then presents her with an engagement ring and she's delighted with it. He tells her that it won't be long until she can wear it on the other hand, and show everyone that they're engaged. They make a toast to the future Mrs Martin

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Wally Walters' Restaurant: Tim explains that he knows someone who knows the Rossis, and they mentioned Wendy, though he doesn't say how he knew she'd be at the restaurant that evening. When Scott comes to the table, Wendy tells him that there's no rush and to finish his work. Tim says that it's a pity they didn't meet up sooner, as he's heading up north again tomorrow, and Wendy admits that she's thinking of going home too, and maybe they could meet up back in Queensland. Meanwhile, Scott is asking Wally when he'll be able to finish his shift - he says that he's got a date. Wally then points over to the table, and tells him to think again, and Scott looks over to see that Wendy and Tim have gone.

Regular Cast Credits

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

Guest Cast: Kylie Foster as Wendy Gibson, Christopher Milne as Philip Martin, Reg Gorman as Wally Walters, Kassie McLuskie as Marilyn Temple, Mark Neal as Tim

Summary by Steve