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Episode Summaries > 1985 > Episode 90

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

Channel Seven: 19/07/85, BBC One: 04/03/87, UK Gold: 05/03/93

Recap
Loretta attacks Julie, but Philip stops the fight
Wendy is pleased as Scott and Danny fight over her
Philip asks Julie to marry him
Wendy tells Danny that she'd rather go out with Scott
Scott realises that Wendy has left the restaurant with Tim

No 26: Paul and Lucy are watching TV when Scott arrives home in a terrible mood. Paul goes into the kitchen to see what's wrong, and Scott explains that Wendy went off with another guy. Paul reminds Scott that Wendy seems to have been playing a lot of games, but Scott is still upset with Danny and doesn't understand why Wendy doesn't want to 'be his girl'. Paul is amused by this, and suggests that Scott try a more mysterious approach, and try ignoring Wendy for a few days. Scott isn't sure, but Paul tells him that, even if it doesn't work out, there are still plenty of other girls out there.

No 24 - Lounge/Payphone: The next morning, Maria answers the phone, and calls out to Wendy. Wendy wonders who it could be - Danny suggests that it might be the local soccer team. Wendy answers and it's Tim, he tells her that there'll be a taxi there to collect her in a few minutes. She loudly says that she's very sorry that she can't meet up with him, and he's confused, but then realises that she hasn't told the Ramsays about her plans yet. After she hangs up, she explains to Maria that she was just saying goodbye to her friend, and she's decided to go back home to Queensland. Danny rolls his eyes, as Wendy talks about how she thinks her mum needs her support now. A taxi sounds its horn outside, and Wendy asks Danny to go and get her bags from the hall. She thanks Maria for putting up with her, and they all go outside to the taxi.

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Ramsay Street: Maria, Wendy and Danny walk down to the taxi, and Maria asks Wendy to give her love to Anna. Wendy thanks Danny for being so nice to her, and then says that she doesn't have much money, asking if they could lend her some, but promising to pay it back as soon as she gets home. Maria isn't impressed, but hands over some cash. Wendy then waves to them as she gets into the taxi. Danny looks upset, but Maria goes back inside, reminding Danny that he always has his family.

No 24 - Kitchen: Danny declares to Maria and Daphne, who has come to borrow a food processor, that he's glad that Wendy's gone. He then leaves, and Maria admits that she agrees with Danny, though she doesn't understand why Wendy left - the story about her mother certainly didn't ring true. Daphne says that they should all just be grateful that she's gone.

Ramsay Street - No 26 Driveway: Philip tells Julie that Loretta's told the kids about the divorce, knowing that Philip wanted to do it himself. He says that he doesn't want to cause them any more hurt by kicking up a fuss, and Julie doesn't think that Loretta would say anything bad about him to the kids - though Philip isn't so sure. Julie hugs him and tells him not to worry - he can see the kids soon, and he'll be able to reassure them.

No 24 - Lounge: Maria is vacuuming the carpet, and calling out to Danny that he'll be late for school, when Max comes in without her hearing. He asks if Danny's still causing problems, but Maria replies that Max is the only one causing problems for her. Max says that he's come to collect some of his towels, but Maria tells him to phone first, if he wants to come to the house. She says that she wants to make sure she's not at home next time, and also points out that she has her own life and is entitled to some privacy, so doesn't want him barging in whenever he likes. The argument starts to spiral out of control, with Maria saying that she's going to change the locks, and Max reminding her that he paid for most of the things in the house. Danny then rushes out and tells Max to be quiet, but Max tells him to mind his own business, then to get out. Max then declares that he should never have set foot in that 'mad house' and leaves.

Max's Bedsit: Max is getting annoyed about the lack of clean linen, when Shane returns with the clean ones. He says that he saw Maria and she was very upset, and he asks Max why they can't just talk, without it always turning into an argument. Max blames Maria, but Shane reminds him that it takes two people to have an argument. Max thinks that Shane should be on his side over this, and says that Maria threatened to change the locks. Shane doesn't believe she'd go that far, but he does think that his mum deserves a life of her own. Max just continues to rant about her and Danny though.

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Ramsay Street - No 24 Driveway: Danny is sitting at the bottom of the steps, cleaning a motorbike, when Scott turns up with a jar of jam, from Helen to Maria. He asks if he can get past, but Danny pushes him and he drops the jar. Danny tells him to leave it, before he cuts himself, and they sit down and start to talk about Wendy. They both realise that she conned them out of a lot of money, and Danny asks Scott if he'd like to go and listen to records. Scott explains that he can't, as he has to go and wash dishes, but he might come over later. Danny declares that women are nothing but trouble.

No 28 - Lounge/Langdon House: Des calls Joan, who has to quieten down the kids, then send them out of the room, before she can talk. He says that he had a great time the other night, and wondered if he could come over again tonight. She likes the idea, but tells him she won't be able to do anything fancy for dinner. He suggests that the kids should eat with them this time - Joan says that he should be careful, as they throw more of the food than they eat. After the call ends, Daphne asks Des if that means he'll be out again, and he says he will, and leaves her to answer the door as he goes to get ready. Then, Daphne answers the door to Tim.

No 28 - Lounge: Daphne admits that she's feeling a bit guilty about Wendy, but Tim tells her not to - Wendy's been asking for trouble, the way she jumps around between guys. They're interrupted by Des, looking for his socks, and when he goes, Tim wonders if there's something going on with Des and Daphne, but she insists they're just friends. Tim then explains that he took Wendy to a disco, a band and for supper, and she never stopped talking the whole time - and she was very quick to give Scott the flick. He admits that he was amazed how quickly she agreed to go up north with a guy she'd just met, and Daphne hopes that Wendy will have learnt a lesson after being left at the bus station, and might have even gone home to her family. She wants to pay Tim back for his date with Wendy, but he insists that it was the least he could do after she and Father Barry helped him. Des then returns, and Tim compliments him on the outfit, particularly the socks.

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Max's Bedsit: Max gets another beer for Shane, and says that he's bought some steak and a bottle of red wine for dinner. Shane says that he's going out tonight - with Daphne. Max thinks that Shane's seeing a lot of Daphne, and Shane says that she's a great girl, and that Max owes her an apology for the other night. Max doesn't think he owes anyone an apology, and Shane wonders why Max can never see that he's in the wrong. Shane has had enough, and tells Max that he should try smiling sometimes, before he goes to get ready for his date.

Langdon House: Des arrives for dinner, with some sweets for the kids. They want some now, but Joan tells them that dinner's nearly ready and to go and wash their hands. Des apologises for causing trouble, but Joan says that it takes a while to learn about kids - and Geoff never managed it. She looks embarrassed, but Des tells her never to feel bad about mentioning her ex, and he kisses her. The kids then return, and Des decides that they will all serve dinner to Joan, and give her a night off. He also suggests that, on Saturday, they all go to the zoo for the day, then back to his place for dinner, as it's his turn to cook. Joan is very happy with the idea, but checks that his housemates won't mind - Des says that it's his house, and he can invite anyone he wants to.

Philip's Apartment: Philip is sitting at the dining table, deep in thought, when Julie returns from the kitchen, with dessert. He's very impressed, but says that his kids probably won't like such fancy food, and he wonders if Julie will be able to manage with looking after two children - he admits that he feels bad about dumping a ready-made family on her. She insists that a husband and family is all she's ever wanted, and she's very happy about it.

Langdon House: Joan finds that the kids have fallen asleep, cuddled up with Des on the sofa. Joan takes Rodney, and Des picks up Susan, and they take them both off to bed - and Des says that he could get used to this.

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Philip's Apartment: Philip and Julie are kissing on the couch, and are both very happy, but then the phone rings. Philip answers, and is shocked by what he hears. He says that he'll be there straight away, and hangs up. He then tells Julie that his daughter, Debbie, has just tried to kill herself.

Regular Cast Credits

Featured Regular Characters: Max Ramsay, Maria Ramsay, Shane Ramsay, Danny Ramsay, Paul Robinson, Scott Robinson, Lucy Robinson, Des Clarke, Daphne Lawrence

Guest Cast: Kylie Foster as Wendy Gibson, Christopher Milne as Philip Martin, Catherine Lynch as Joan Langdon, Glendon Vernon as Rodney Langdon, Nerolee Vernon as Susan Langdon, Mark Neal as Tim

Trivia Notes
Past character Father Kevin Barry is mentioned
First time that the names of Philip's children - Debbie and Michael - are given

Summary by Steve