- Gaby is looking through the other applicants for the manager's job (clearly in the days before data protection). She says she doesn't stand a chance.
- Michael is looking for Chrissie
- Pam tells Cheryl that she and Tom are just friends.
- Michael is looking for Chrissie at the pier. Cody spots her on an upper floor.
Chrissie is standing with two others.
MICHAEL: Chrissie? Is that you?
CHRISSIE: Yeah, it's me, what do *you* want?
MICHAEL: I wanted to see you. Are you OK?
CHRISSIE: I look terrific, I know. I've got the 'flu, alright? Anyway, what are you doing here?
MICHAEL: I needed to see you. Benny told me you were here, but he didn't tell me why.
MICHAEL: Chrissie, what are you doing in a place like this?
CHRISSIE: Beats paying the rent. You're looking good. I heard you got yourself in a bit of trouble.
MICHAEL: Yeah, but that's OK now, I'm back home. Back at school.
CHRISSIE: Lucky you.
Michael introduces Cody and she reluctantly agrees to have something to eat with them.
Julie comes in with a sandwich for Phil for his lunch.
JULIE: There's something else?
PHIL: Oh, sticky bun for dessert?(!)
Julie thinks she should come back to their bedroom tonight and Phil agrees.
Doug is considering his design of a kitchen and tells Pam she is looking very nice. She is very defensive and tells him it's just a new outfit. He comes over all amourous and offers to take her out to dinner tonight.
Pam is quite pleased, but says she's late to meet a friend.
Michael has bought Chrissie some chips and Cody is sitting a little apart from them.
MICHAEL: So...what have you been up to?
CHRISSIE: This and that.
MICHAEL: You want to tell me what happened with your dad?
CHRISSIE: Not really.
MICHAEL: What, has he thrown you out of home or something? He said you shamed the family. Whatever that means.
She starts to cry.
MICHAEL: It's alright. You can talk to me.
Michael puts his arm around her and Cody decides to leave them to it.
Gaby is ready for her interview and says it's like going to her own execution(!)
Julie comes in and tells Cheryl she's made a decision about the car yard - she does want Cheryl to buy her out. Cheryl is very pleased.
Pam is sitting with Tom.
PAM: Isn't it beautiful? The quiet, the water.
TOM: Yes, it is.
PAM: Some things should never change, they should stay the way they are, forever.
TOM: Pam, everything has to change, that's life.
PAM:(laughs) Don't be so negative.
TOM: I'm not the one who's being negative.
PAM: Who, me?
TOM: Mm- hm. You refuse to see what's right there before your eyes, don't you?
PAM: What are you talking about?
TOM: Pam, I love you. And I know that you feel for me, too.
PAM:(nods) Yes...I feel that I've...made a very good friend.
TOM: Pam...I want to marry you.
PAM: Oh, don't be silly, Tom! You're already married!
TOM: Yes, very unhappily. You deserve some happiness, we both do.
PAM: It's impossible.
TOM: Why is it impossible.
PAM: What about my family?
TOM: Your family's grown. Pam...I love you.
Cheryl and Julie are doing paperwork. Cheryl asks Julie not to tell Lou about the deal until his birthday next week.
Mark comes in and Cheryl quickly changes the subject. Mark asks if he can put up a poster - he's raising money for the Paralympians.
Doug is on the phone to someone, rather irate.
Pam comes in.
PAM: I'm glad you're home, Doug, because we need to talk.
DOUG: What about?
PAM: Us, the family, everything, really. You see, I just feel as if I'm at some sort of turning point in my life...Doug?!
DOUG: You haven't seen my car keys, have you?
He clearly isn't listening.
PAM: This is important!
DOUG: Love, I'm sure it is, and we'll have a nice, long chat, but not now.
He explains that vandals have got into the house and he has to get over there. Then he rushes off, but tells her to meet him at the Waterhole at 7.30pm.
CHRISSIE: I knew Dad wouldn't take it very well. But the way he reacted when I told him I was pregnant.
MICHAEL: Pregnant?! But how long...it's not *my* baby?!
CHRISSIE: You're not the father. There were other guys after you left. I wish there weren't. Got pretty lonely after my brother went overseas.
MICHAEL: So...your Dad wasn't too happy about it.
CHRISSIE: Understatement. You haven't met my Dad. Oh, you have. Well, you've probably worked out that he's pretty uptight about that sort of thing.
MICHAEL: That's no reason to disown you.
CHRISSIE: Been pretty hard for him trying to play Mum and Dad all my life. Anyway...I lost the baby, so.
MICHAEL: Oh, Chrissie.
CHRISSIE: I'm OK. Probably for the best you know. Can hardly afford to feed myself, left alone another kid.
MICHAEL: Look, give your Dad another try. It'll be worth it if you can work things out.
CHRISSIE: Nah. It's too late.
MICHAEL: Well, just try, it worked for me.
CHRISSIE: Michael, you don't know. You dont know anything about this.
MICHAEL: SO tell me.
CHRISSIE: Drop it, OK. Don't try to tell me how to run my life.
Gaby is waiting for her interview and a bloke asks her if she's going for the PA job. Gaby says she's already the acting manager and the bloke comments Paul Robinson has always been a bit eccentric(!)
MICHAEL: I bet you miss your brother, eh?
CHRISSIE: I haven't told him what's happened yet. Don't think Dad has either. If he had, Daniel would have been on the first flight back.
MICHAEL: You should contact him, Chrissie, there's no need to do it on your own.
CHRISSIE: I can handle it.
MICHAEL: Well, you need a friend at least.
CHRISSIE: Are you volunteering or something? Why did you come looking for me, anyway?
MICHAEL: Well...how do I say this? Cody and I...have just started getting serious. And I was a bit worried...I mean, about AIDS. And after you and me...well...we didn't use anything, did we? And I thought...
CHRISSIE: I don't believe this. You weren't worried that you might have got me pregnant. But you're worried that I might have given you AIDS.
MICHAEL: Well, I wasn't the only one you'd been with, and you said you didn't believe in getting tested, so I thought that...
CHRISSIE: So you thought if I'd sleep with you, I'd sleep with anyone, so who knows what you might have caught from me?
CHRISSIE: Well, guess what? I don't care if you've got AIDS. And I don't care if I've got it.
MICHAEL: How can you say that?
CHRISSIE: How? Because if this is as good as my life's going to get, I don't want to know!
She stalks away.
Phil is happily washing up and feeling a bit frisky.
PHIL: I really enjoyed you being at the shop today. I know you haven't made a decision yet, but do you think it's possible that we could share the odd shift together? Cut back your hours at the car yard somehow?
JULIE: I think it's possible to do even better than that.
PHIL: How come?
JULIE: I think it's possible to work at the shop full- time.
PHIL: Are you serious?
JULIE: If you want me to.
PHIL: Of *course* I want you to. Oh, Julie, this is wonderful!
He kisses her.
Michael returns to Cody. He tells her about Chrissie's pregnancy drama and that she doesn't care about AIDS.
Gaby is giving quite a good interview and for some reason, is sitting a long way from the three interviewers.
GABY: Let's lay our cards on the table. You won't consider me because you think I'm too young, and I'm a woman.
INTERVIEWER: There is no need to become aggressive.
GABY: First you don't think I'm strong enough, then you tell me not to be aggressive, you can't have it both ways, Mr Spring!
INTERVIEWER: I have to say...you appear to have an attitude.
GABY: And you don't want me for the job. Fine, that's your decision. But let me tell you something else, just for the record. Not only am I young and a woman, I'm also pregnant. And I can still do a much better job than any of those men you've seen. Because I know this business backwards, I know what's needed. But you'll find that out the hard way. Thank you for your time, gentlemen.
She walks out.
Michael is brooding. He thinks Cody would leave him if his tests come back positive, but she assures him she won't.
Cody wonders if Michael could help Chrissie to communicate with her dad.
Doug is late and Pam is upset.
CHERYL: Something's chewing at you and it's not just Doug being late, what's up?
PAM: It's Tom. Says he loves me.
CHERYL: Oh. Pam, look, I know when you have a fling, it can seem like a lot of fun at first.
PAM: No, no, no, it's more than that. He asked me to marry him.
CHERYL: Pam. You and Doug have been together a long time, you've got so much history together.
PAM: But...doesn't mean that things can't change. I mean, Doug doesn't *own* me...I'm entitled to my life.
Just then, Doug comes in and Cheryl heads off.
Doug apologises for being late and still being in his workman's clothes. Pam is fed up of him prioritising the house.
DOUG: The house is our financial future!
PAM: If we have a future!
DOUG: What's up with you?
PAM: I was trying to tell you earlier, Doug. I just feel as if...things are passing me by, as if my life's practically over.
DOUG: You know better than that.
PAM: Do I?
DOUG: Well...a lot of our future depends on the renovations.
Pam rolls her eyes and while they're talking, Tom comes in.
PAM: What have we got to look forward to, Doug?
PAM: Oh, for goodness sake, Pam...
TOM: Good evening.
Pam reacts in surprise.
DOUG: She'll see it my way in the morning, yeah?!
TOM: Oh, no, no, no. This is not something that's just going to blow away, we have to address this.
TOM: Yes, I'm the one that she's telling you about...
PAM: No, no, no...
TOM: Look, I'm sorry, it's happened, it wasn't intended this way, but I've fallen in love with Pam, I want to marry her and I believe I can make her happy, and I hope that you can accept that and let Pam make her own choice. Pam?
Doug just sits there in astonishment! (Well, you would do, wouldn't you?!)