|"A Ticket to Ride"
|Nell Palmer, a runaway, and her
boyfriend, Tony Armitage, are travelling with a
fair which will be at the Wandin Valley Show. A
part of the show will be the sponge cake contest,
and entries are expected from Esme, Shirley, and
Cathy. Terence won't be judging this year but
talks Cris into doing it. Terence likes
boisenberry jam on his sponge cakes, Cris prefers
raspberry. Esme overhears this and obviously
wonders how she can use this to her advantage.
The pie eating contest has been arranged at the
club by Cookie and he is trying to make a quick
buck by betting on Bob to beat the main
competitor (the Great Gutso).
Maggie returns to work
after her heart attack. Tony steals money from
Ron Fergusson, the owner of the fair. He tells
Nell to go on her own to Byron Bay where he will
meet her. He has a drug problem and is
experiencing pain in his side. He falls off his
motorbike and is taken into hospital by Frank.
The diagnosis is Hepatitis B. Tony tells them
where Nell is and Frank collects her. Later Tony
and Nell leave the hospital through a window.
Lucy is persuaded by Matt (with support from
Cathy) to release Ambrose the possum in the Park.
sponge cake looks good but gets snide remarks
from Esme who was invited to taste it. Shirley's
next cakes fall flat when Frank comes in with a
rose bush in a pot and slams door. Tony is
diagnosed as having Hepatitis B and the delta
factor which will result in liver failure and
death. Cathy is struggling with her sponge cakes.
Matt judges the pets at the show. The Great Gutso
arrives and eats a couple of loaves to warm up
before the contest. Tony dies and Nell goes to
the Gilroys. Bob is asked by Cathy and Lucy to
take Jessie on a ride at the show. They go on the
ferris wheel and get stuck at the top. Cookie has
to compete in the pie eating competition for Bob
and wins! Nine pies to eight. The Great Gutso's
pies were laced with Esme's purgative.
Frank finds out
that Tony's real name is Wayne. He was from Perth
and none of the story he told Nell was true. The
sponge cake competition has many entries. The
winner chosen by Cris was # 9. Cathy!! Frank wins
a prize for a rose that Shirley put in the show
on his behalf. Nell leaves and is seen at the
fair as it closes. She leaves a message on the
Gilroy's answering machine saying that she is
going home. Matts shows Lucy and Cathy the secret
ingredient in Cathy's cake -- Ouzo! Lucy's final
quip to Cathy is "You might have won the
battle but you haven't won the war".