|"Stand By Me"
|Frank and Shirley discuss retiring.
Frank is trying to think of a Christian
fundraiser for the Xavier Refuge. A car rally is
decided upon. Bob and Cookie are trying to raffle
piglets to make some money. Sue Daley's father,
Keith, and stepmother, Frances, return from their
holiday abroad. Sue asks her father how he is
coping and he tells her he can't cope anymore.
Frances is much younger than Keith. Lucy is
recovering from the operation on her fallopian
tubes. Matt is being extremely helpful. Shirley
is organizing the car rally. Cathy notices
lesions on the piglets' noses while out at
Camelot and thinks it could be Foot and Mouth
Disease. Frances appears to be trying to hit on
any man she meets, including Cris when she visits
him to get some sleeping tablets. Luke is also
trying to helpful towards Lucy. She talks to him
about his HSC. Luke thinks that having an
education might make him more attractive to
women. Cris wants Lucy to be his navigator in the
Matt realizes that the lesions on the piglets are
from raw onion. Matt wants Lucy to be his
navigator in the rally as well. So does Luke. Sue
visits her father and stepmother and while she's
there, Frances suddenly gets hyperactive and
starts raving and abusing Keith. She slaps him
and storms out of the house. Sue talks to Keith
about Frances' behaviour. Keith says that Frances
has changed, is withdrawn and depressed then
turns normal again. Sue finds Lithium pills and
anti-depressants under the sink in the kitchen
and realizes that it is urgent that they find
Frances. Frank talks to Terence about retirement
and asks him what he would do when he retires.
Terence tells him he has his painting. Frank
considers completing his HSC. Keith is in the
Club and asks if anyone has seen Frances -- no
one has. She in as if nothing has happened and
begins to chat to Frank and Shirley. She invites
herself to sit with them. She begins to rant and
rave again. Bob and Cookie want to shoot the pigs
because they believe they are infected with Foot
and Mouth. They can't bring themselves to do it,
though. Frances refuses to speak to Cris. He says
she has all the symptoms of Manic Depression
(more politically correctly known nowadays as
Bipolar Disorder). No one knows what causes it
but there is medication available to manage it.
Frances has stopped taking her Lithium tablets
and is uncontrollable without them.
Bob and Cookie steal the pigs and put them in the
ute. Frank follows them. Keith gives Frances her
medication by hiding it in her soup. Frances,
unbeknownst to Keith, takes some on her own with
some wine. Frank catches up with Bob and Cookie
and they explain what they were doing. Jessie
tells them that the onions caused the lesions.
Shirley goes through the rally rules with the
competitors and there are still arguments over
potential navigators. Luke ends up with Esme.
Keith finds Frances unconscious and rushes her to
the hospital. He thinks he killed her with an
overdose. Cris flushes her stomach and wonders
what else is in her stomach.
Frank is working on clues for the rally. Luke
comes in complaining that the tires from his
Dream Machine have been stolen. Luke thinks that
Frank isn't doing enough to help him find them.
Cris tell Keith that he didn't cause Frances'
overdose. Frances took sleeping pills and
tranquilizers. The partners for the rally are
announced: Luke and Esme, Matt and Lucy, Terence
and Cathy, Bev and Hymie, and Bob and Cookie.
Frances is having a bad turn and thinks Keith is
trying to kill her. Luke realizes he hasn't got a
spare tire for the Dream Machine. Cookie has it.
Luke thinks he's part of a conspiracy. Frances
has another attack and this time wreaks havoc in
Maggie's office, smashing things, throwing
things, and ranting. She grabs the fire
extinguisher and throws it through the glass. She
tries to slash her wrists. Maggie and Cris are
helpless to stop her tirade. The office needs
The rally begins. Cathy and Terence realize they
have no spare tire -- Terence forgot to put it
back when he got his car serviced. They hitch a
ride on a sheep-filled ute back to Camelot to get
the tire. Bob and Cookie change the direction on
the sign to Kelly's Bluff and Lucy and Matt
follow the wrong path. Luke is about to follow
but Esme stops him, saying that it's a dead end
that way. They reach the checkpoint and see Bob
and Cookie already there. While Luke isn't
looking, Cookie fiddles with Luke's fan belt.
Frances has another episode and Cris suggests
shock therapy. Keith disagrees. Matt and Lucy
find the next clue and hear a noise. It's a cow
stuck in mud [that seems to happen alot in Wandin
Valley]. Lucy wants to rescue it. Luke discovers
that his fan belt has been cut. Esme tells Luke
that pantyhose make a good substitute and he
wonders where he's going to find pantyhose now.
She tells him to turn his back. Cathy and Terence
discover that the spare tire at Camelot is flat
so they will have to pump it up. They are pretty
dirty and Cathy decides she wants a shower before
continuing. Meanwhile, Lucy falls in the mud
while trying to push the cow out of the mud.
Sue tries to convince Frances to have the
therapy. Bob and Cookie's muffler falls off. Cris
explains the ECT procedure to Keith and agrees.
Terence pumps the tire up and then tells Cathy he
wants a shower too. She is dressed in one of
Terence's suits after her shower. She tells him
they don't have time. Keith talks to Frances
about the treatment. Terence and Cathy make the
final checkpoint. Shirley offers to tell them
where they will be finishing -- where they
started. Matt and Lucy are at Boolaroo. Lucy is
in her dressing gown and says that Matt is
charmer. Bob and Cookie are in the lead towards
the end of the rally but they run out of gas
metres from the finish line. They get out and
push. Luke and Esme make it over the line first.
The race isn't officially over until the winner
claims the fireman's hat at the top of a tall
ladder. Luke volunteers to climb up after it. Bev
and Hymie beat Bob and Cookie over the finish
line. There are celebrations later on at the
Club. Luke and Frank have both decided to go back
to school to get their HSC. Lucy and Matt share a
candlelit dinner at Boolaroo. Lucy gets giggly
from the wine and they share a kiss.