Rhett is off colour and Mr. Crisp,
the festidious and pedantic piano tuner, is
tuning Lucy's piano. He's complaining about a
sore throat. At Camelot
Cris is preparing to go to Sydney for a
conference. Lucy, in her car on the way to work,
listens to a radio program about clairvoyants. A
guy called Colin Close calls in on his mobile
phone and gets cut aff after the radio presenter
doesn't like his remarks. He drops the phone and
has a near crash with Lucy. His car hits a tree.
Lucy takes him to hospital. Mr. Crisp goes to
hospital and has to wait for Cris. He spends time
straightening pictures and chairs in the waiting
room. Back at Boolaroo Matt says that Rhett has
an obstruction in his throat. At the hospital Mr.
Crisp wants antibiotics for his bad throat but
Cris wants to determine if it is bacterial or
viral. Crisp consults his diary which has entries
of medical visits of the last nine and a half
years and complains that his doctor in Burrigan
always gives him antibiotics.
Colin has fallen for Lucy
and claims it is destiny that they met. He asks
Terence a lot of personal questions about Lucy
but Terence doesn't answer. Mr. Crisp continues
to tune Lucy's piano. Matt wants to sharpen an
axe...for Rhett. Cathy persuades him to help the
rooster. At the Club, Cris asks Shirley to go to
the conference. Frank thinks it is a good idea.
Back at the hospital Cathy tells Lucy that Matt
is treating Rhett. Colin is chatting up Lucy and
seems obsessed. Frank talks to him about the car
accident and tells him he can collect his car
soon. At the Club Cookie, Bob, and Esme chat
about the trials and tribulations of people
living together. Cris wants Esme to be baby
sitter for Jessica (so he can go to the
conference in Sydney) but she can't -- she's
having a tarot reading. Matt operates on Rhett
with Cathy assisting. Frank comes and jokes about
the operation. Terence eats lunch at the Club
with Shirley and Mr. Crisp comes in, complaining
about the treatment he received at the hospital.
Terence defends Cris.
Lucy gets the
evening off her double roster to babysit for
Cris. Colin overhears and books a table at the
Club for two. Matt extracts something (which
Cathy says looks like gold) from Rhett's gizzard.
Cris leaves Camelot and Terence helps Jessica
with her school project on Antarctica. At the
Club Matt shows the others the lump of
"gold". Cookie and Bob get a get rich
quick idea. At the hospital Colin talks to
Maggie. He's all dressed up, has a bunch of
flowers, and is waiting to take Lucy to the Club.
He arrives there as Lucy gives Matt a hug for
saving Rhett. He blows up and accuses Lucy of
treating him badly. Lucy then goes over to
Camelot and starts to help Jessica with her
project. Terence is called to the hospital -- Mr.
Crisp is unable to breath. Colin lurks outside
Camleot then goes inside. He is acting very
paranoid and becomes violent when Lucy asks him
to leave. The phone rings. He slams the phone
down and Lucy, who was just taking Jessie to bed,
runs into the living room and slams and locks the
door behind her. It was Matt calling. The phone
rings again and Colin smashes it. Matt and Cathy
decide to go to Camelot as they are worried.
At the hospital
Mr. Crisp is getting worse. Terence sees an
abcess in his throat and decides to perform a
tracheotomy. At Camelot Colin is getting violent.
He accuses Lucy of being unfaithful while
professing his love for her. He tries to break
down the living room door which Lucy has
barricaded with a chair. Matt and Cathy arrive
but don't see Colin. They just hear him drive
away. Next morning at Boolaroo Frank asks if Lucy
led Colin on as other people seem to think Colin
and Lucy were best of friends. He says all that
they could charge Colin with was trespassing. At
the hospital Mr. Crisp is told by Terence that he
had a rare bacterial infection of his larynx. Mr.
Crisp is busy noting the rate at which his IV
drip is being administered and everything else
that is happening around him. At Boolaroo Cookie
and Bob are looking for gold in the chookhouse
(using Bob's metal detector). Cookie is getting
very enthusiastic about finding gold and comes
upon the idea that the gold could be underground.
Terence tells Maggie that Mr. Crisp has an
obsessive-compulsive disorder. Mr. Crisp is given
a cup of tea and as usual stirs the same way he
always does: three times clockwise and three
times counter-clockwise. Maggie tells him NOT to
tap the spoon on the cup. He hestitates, then
taps the spoon on the cup three times.
Esme comes and
asks if Mr. Crisp will be able to hold his talk
on some aspect of war history at the Ladies
Historical Society meeting next week. Terence
says maybe if he doesn't strain his larynx. Cathy
and Lucy are in the ranger's 4WD and Colin starts
to follow in his blue Volvo 245 estate. Bob and
Cookie go to Frank Gardener's cave and find a
gun, a medal and a skull with a hole in the
cranium. At the hospital Mr. Crisp is getting on
Maggie's nerves making a time and motion study.
He tells Maggie it is time wasted having the meal
trolley brought round at 12:15 and the medication
trolley at 12:45. They should be combined.
Maggie explains why they are not. Cookie and Bob
are back at the Club and are discussing the
skull. Esme comes in and is worried and tells
them they have been seen in her Tarot cards. They
ask if she saw gold and Esme said that she saw
two friends who in pursuit of greed found a
tormented soul and had to put it to rest. They
would see a symbol. Bob shows the medal and says
that perhaps they have found a murdered person.
At Boolaroo Lucy
is fussing over Rhett and Cathy has prepared
horses to go riding. They hear horses neigh and
go out to see Lucy's horse rushing off. Cathy
takes Pippa in pursuit. Colin grabs Lucy, who is
watching Cathy go after the runaway horse, and
bundles her into Cathy's 4WD. The medal is
defined by Mr. Crisp as being from the Spanish
Civil War International Brigade
("Elementary my dear Miss Watson"). Mr.
Crisp believes the answer to who the owner of the
medal was is in his record book, volume 23 in the
historical society library, and Esme goes to
collect it. Meanwhile Colin ties Lucy's hands and
takes her off into the bush. Maggie, Terence,
Frank, and Matt are in Maggie's office. Terence
says Colin seems to have pathological jealousy
and Maggie is asked to ring to neighbouring psych
hospitals to see if they know of Colin.
Terence says if Colin thinks anyone is coming
between him and Lucy he can be dangerous. Colin
takes Lucy into an old farmhouse in the woods.
Colin tells her that the house belonged to the
family of a girl he knew 15 years ago, a girl
with whom he was in love. Colin said the girl led
him on but when he said he loved her she laughed
and he felt humiliated. Colin tells Lucy they
were meant to be together. Cris and Shirley are
taking short cut back from the airport and come
across Cathy's 4WD with doors open. Cris answers
a call on the 2-way radio. The car is found on
Taylor's Creek Road.
Matt, Frank, and
Maggie are at the Club. Cookie and Bob want to
tell Frank about the skull but get interupted.
When Maggie hears where the 4WD was found she
mentions Colin had said he knew the Fergusson
farm but that it was deserted for many years.
Frank and Matt go there. Lucy tries to escape and
Colin stops her. Esme comes back to the hospital
with the book from the library and finds a list
of local Australians who fought in the Spanish
Civil War. They go through the list of local
people involved, about five people, only one of
whom was not accounted for. The sister of the
missing man, Norm Hoskin, is in the Muldoon wing
and Esme goes to talk to her. Lucy convinces
Colin to untie her hands and they talk. Lucy acts
the psychologist. When Frank, Shirley, Bob, Matt,
and Cris arrive at the farm. They understand that
Lucy is being held against her will. Norm
Hoskin's sister, Mavis Palmer, tells Esme that
her brother was going to marry a Nellie Peters
before he went to the Spanish Civil War. When he
came back he found she had married Tim Barry. He
went into the bush and never came back. Esme
tells Mrs. Palmer of Bob and Cookie's discovery.
Mrs. Palmer is happy as her brother can get a
decent funeral after fifty years.
It's a stand off
at the farm but Lucy manages to persuade Colin to
let her go. She wants to take Colin out to get
help but he says no one can help and sinks down
in a corner. Frank rushes in with Matt and takes
Colin away. Cris comforts Lucy. Back at Camelot
Terence is preparing food and gets a little upset
when Cris says he is going to Lucy's to eat
dinner. Terence is acting a little like Cris's
mother. Jessie says she is drawing Lucy and the
man that was at Camelot the night before and that
she would make Lucy bigger than the man because
she was so brave. At the Club Frank and Shirley
talk about the conference in Sydney. Cookie and
Bob tell Frank that they have found a body which
was murdered. Esmes comes in and tells the story
of Norm Hoskins. At Boolaroo Cris plays Chopin on
the piano and Cathy and Matt look on. Lucy comes
in from the kitchen and is impressed. She asks
Cris to teach her to play. Cathy asks Matt if he
has been pipped at the post (referring to
Lucy). "I haven't" says Matt
(referring to Cris) and looks at Cathy with a wry