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| Graham Harvey (Geoff Hutton)
Gary Down (Chris
Ari Mattes (James
Anna North (Leanne
Paul Sommer (Nick
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|Billy makes friends with James
Hutton at his new school, Burrigan Heights
Progressive School. James gets hassled by other
kids and he and Billy tend to get in trouble with
the headmaster, Mr. Graham. James spends the
weekend with Billy. Bernice is back in town and
is making numerous herb planters shaped like
bums. She gives one to Frank for the club. A new
agency nurse, Leanne Hewson, is working at the
hospital. She has a history of pethidine
addiction and the rest of the staff are
suspicious. One patient, Mrs. Barker, causes many
problems for Leanne by claiming she never had her
own pain killer injections but it turns out she
is also addicted to the drugs. Leanne helps her
come to terms with that.
James wets the bed and Billy tries
to hide it by washing the clothes himself. James'
budgie, Tyrone, dies and Anna secretly arranges
for Tom to bring a new one to take its place.
Bernice discovers marijuana seedlings in the mix
she brought with her from Nimben and has to
collect all the sold pots, including the one at
the club. James is acting very oddly and tries to
wrestle in the dark with Billy, prompting Billy
to start fighting with him. Tom suspects that
James is being sexually abused. Both Tom and
James are having similar nightmares and it comes
to light that Tom was abused as a child and this
is why he recognizes all the signs. Tom tries to
talk to James about it but James won't name the
man involved. Tom gets Terence to come talk to
James as well.
Hugo argues with
Kate over her lousy housekeeping habits -- they
arm wrestle for it and Kate cheats and wins.
Frank thinks he has bowel cancer but a
colonoscopy shows that it is just diverticulitis.
Shirl is upset that Frank didn't tell her about
his worries until it was over. Hugo challenges
Harry to a race, bicycle against horse, and it
ends in a draw. Terence and Tom talk to Nancy
Hutton about their suspicions and the stress
brings on a transient ischemic attack (TIA -- a mini stroke) and
she is hospitalized. Geoff Hutton tells James
he's responsible for his mom being ill, because
he told. Nancy tells Geoff to go away. Tom tells
James about his own experiences and James tells a
social services counsellor everything. Tom
arrests Geoff, who tries to use the excuse that
it was what was done to him when he was young.
Kate gets an attack of guilt and cleans (well,
superficially, anyway -- she's stuffed things
under cushions instead of puting them away).