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Do Not Go Gently

Australian period drama. As Sarah and George depart with Leah and David to Canberra, a distraught Regina attempts to stop George.


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There must be some prospect I'd make a good husband one day.

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I'm not ready to be anyone's wife.

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Might I suggest that, given the circumstances,

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we revert to our former roles?

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Publisher and author.

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Scratch out her name, all right? She won't be coming in.

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-She made the appointment, she should cancel it.

-Well, I'm her husband.

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-Who did this to you, Sheila?

-I fell.

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Since the operation, I'm a bit lopsided.

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-Is he all right?

-Douglas!

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The cancer has spread, Elizabeth.

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There's nothing more we can do.

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I will tell others

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as and when I see fit.

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-You can't stay here.

-I am a different person now.

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Before you leave, you don't go anywhere near my family.

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-Regina's here.

-In Inverness?

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Pack your bags, I'll take you to the station.

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Sir Richard is not your friend.

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He sees me as playing a hand in your destruction.

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He's always considered me his foot soldier.

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-What are you doing?

-I'm taking David to Aunt Peg's.

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He'll be her target, I know it.

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Who are you going to poison now?!

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-Let's go to Canberra.

-Your mother might need me here.

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And I am the other woman.

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Goodness!

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Look at this!

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Is this...

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Toast and tea?

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Thank you, sweetheart.

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His idea.

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Bless him.

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Are we sure about Canberra?

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You've got a lot to lose.

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I'm not losing anything.

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-David and I are the great unspoken.

-Sarah, it's common knowledge.

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-But not discussed.

-Perhaps it's time it was.

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And we will manage things as they come.

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Let's do it.

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Well, I suppose this way I get to hear your speech.

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Look at these.

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Douglas's favourite.

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-You're off to Canberra this afternoon?

-Yes.

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Actually, Sarah's decided to come with me.

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We've thought it through.

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Well, I can see that taking David away is a good idea,

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but Sarah has her work.

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She'll make alternative arrangements.

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-She's not going to be seen in public with you, is she...?

-Mother!

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..because I strongly suggest that you exercise some discretion.

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Thank you, but we'll manage things as we see fit.

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I've organised the staff to convert this room into a temporary bedroom.

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Douglas won't manage the stairs for a while.

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Well, he's not coming home just yet?

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I want him here as soon as possible.

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Don't underestimate the strain you'll be under caring for him.

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It'll be far less stressful with him here

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than having to traipse back and forth to the hospital.

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Surely that will depend on how he's faring?

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What's Sarah told you?

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Nothing. Just that it'll take time for him to recover.

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Well, he's my husband and I want to care for him.

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Besides, I have Carolyn to help if need be.

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Of course.

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-But if anything was to happen...

-You're just a telephone call away.

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Thank you, George.

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You need to be in Canberra to get this trade deal settled.

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You look after yourself, mother.

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And you give that O'Sullivan a run for his money while you're at it.

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Bang, bang, bang!

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Bang, bang!

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-Bang, bang, bang!

-You shot me.

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Morning, Mr O'Rourke.

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Sister Nordmann from the clinic.

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-Yeah, I know who you are.

-I'm here to see Sheila.

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Any particular reason?

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She missed an appointment with us yesterday, and it's important...

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Well, she's not here.

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Your wife needs follow-up treatment after her mastectomy.

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Well, she'll come in when she's good and ready.

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Well, I'll tell the clinic to expect her tomorrow, then,

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unless there's something you don't want us to see?

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The ruddy women's clinic.

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A bunch of clacking crows.

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My wife...

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is none of your business.

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You don't frighten me, Mr O'Rourke.

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Is everything all right?

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Expect a lot of crows on your doorstep, Mr O'Rourke.

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Until Sheila comes in, the clacking won't stop.

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You can see it through here and through there.

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Just as we thought.

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It's certainly aggressive.

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It's spread to his blood and lymphatic systems.

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Would you like to be there when I tell him?

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-Tell him what?

-That his condition's terminal.

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Douglas is recovering from major surgery.

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What on earth would that achieve?

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It will give him time to prepare for what's to come.

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None of us can predict how this will turn out.

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I think we can be pretty confident

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that Douglas won't make it to Christmas.

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Our policy here is the same as everywhere else.

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Not at my last two hospitals.

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The thinking is changing.

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Well, we don't give patients bad news

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unless their next of kin decide they want them told.

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What do we tell them, then? Everything went well?

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-He'll be back on a horse before he knows it?

-Of course not.

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It's wrong to encourage hope where it doesn't exist.

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It's worse to create unnecessary despair.

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Is this an existential argument or is there

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something specific you'd like an opinion on?

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Henry thinks Douglas needs to know that his condition is terminal.

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This isn't your decision to make.

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Douglas is not to be told.

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-What did they say?

-Who?

-The doctors.

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Is that the best you could find?

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Argh! Oh!

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Agh!

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Agh!

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-Young Larry Gray and Mrs Briggs.

-He's been keeping bad company.

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He and some other lads were bragging about throwing rocks and eggs

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at Regina Bligh's cottage.

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You reap what you sow.

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-Where do you want these?

-Just in here's fine.

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I think you should have a word with him, Roy.

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Not that one cares for that woman,

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but it could foster raucousness elsewhere

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-and who knows where that may lead?

-Right, I'll have a word.

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Mrs Duncan, I took the liberty of making Mr Goddard a trifle.

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-Something to soothe his poor throat.

-Lovely.

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I'll bring it over.

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Thank you, Doris.

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I came very close to hitting that man.

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Probably make things worse for her.

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People think Stan O'Rourke's an upstanding member of the community.

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This football coach, volunteer on the fire brigade.

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Mister all-round nice guy, eh?

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You will do your best for her, won't you?

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-Of course. You're not to worry.

-And call if there's anything.

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We should all be together.

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How's Elizabeth?

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Keeping up a brave face. It's hard not telling Carolyn.

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And George, but it's Elizabeth's tale to tell.

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If and when she's ready.

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You enjoy Canberra.

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Just watch you don't take a swing at one of those Pommies.

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No promises.

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-Keep me up-to-date with Douglas.

-Will do.

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HE BREATHES HEAVILY

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I thought perhaps the day room might be suitable

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but the sitting room has that lovely morning light.

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It's warmer, I think.

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Oh, here she is.

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How's the patient?

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Fighting fit.

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Elizabeth's been telling me all about her plans

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to turn Ash Park into a rehabilitation centre.

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Simply converting a downstairs room into a temporary bedroom.

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So you'll all be stuck with me for a bit longer, I'm afraid.

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Actually, George and I are heading to Canberra.

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Yes.

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Lizzie tells me you'll be gone for a month.

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Good on you.

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It's a big step.

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We'll be back and forth.

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Well, give me a chance to get my strength back for David.

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You can tell him I'll be working on a new Airfix plane for him

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just as soon as they let me out of here.

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I will.

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You take care of yourself, Douglas.

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Be back in a minute.

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I won't go if you think you can't manage.

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No, no, you must go.

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He'll know something's up if you change your plans.

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Sarah, this situation is causing discord between Jack and Henry.

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To tell or not to tell.

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What's your opinion?

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-Everyone else seems to have one.

-It's an entirely personal matter.

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You have no opinion, then?

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I think it's up to the patient to decide

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how much information they want.

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Listen to Douglas.

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He'll let you know if he wants to face it.

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Now, remember, in Canberra, there's no need to flaunt your situation.

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We're not ashamed of our situation, Elizabeth.

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Oi.

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Tell your mates to stop their hooning around, all right?

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This chucking rocks and eggs. That's kid's stuff.

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-I don't know what you're talking about.

-Regina Bligh.

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She killed Miss Davies.

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She done the crime, she done the time.

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-Just leave her alone.

-Give us one good reason.

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I'll give you two. One, you're stooping to her level.

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Two, you're poking a brown snake, son.

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It ends now.

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Clear?

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How are your hospital digs going?

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Spartan, but they'll do.

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You must be looking forward to James coming back?

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You could always use me and my medical check-ups as your cover...

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..when you want to visit Ash Park.

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I'm very grateful to you and Jack for saving my life.

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It's all part of the job.

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-HE STRUGGLES FOR BREATH

-This...

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haemorrhage.

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What do you think caused it?

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Oh, it's hard to be sure.

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It could be as simple as a post-operative bleed.

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Or as complex as...?

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Everyone reacts differently to surgery.

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It's rarely straightforward.

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I confess, I may not have rested as well as I probably should have.

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We don't know what we're dealing with just yet.

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But, once you've recovered...

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..we'll reassess.

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-You saw Douglas?

-I lied to him, as directed.

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There's a lot of grey between what you call lying and what I call being sensitive.

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We need to stop treating patients like children.

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Is that it?

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-Yes.

-Good.

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Looks like this is it.

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You'd better write to me, then.

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I will.

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But you have to send me letters too.

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I don't care how bad your spelling is.

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-Promise?

-Yeah.

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Yeah, I promise.

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Wait!

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-Stop, please!

-Regina, what the...?!

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-Where are you going?

-What are you doing?!

-I need to talk to you!

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-I came back to help you!

-Mummy, I'm frightened.

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How can I help you if you're not here? Please!

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I'm working in your favour!

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I'm feeding Sir Richard information. I'm on your side.

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-Please, George, you're a fool!

-Leave us alone!

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Stop!

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How can I help you if you won't listen?

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You're a fool, George!

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George!

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I can understand Sarah's need

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to get as far away from Regina as possible

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and to protect David.

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But Canberra?

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Goodness knows what they'll make of the situation.

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And I know what you're thinking.

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It's none of my concern.

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You got it in one.

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There's nothing I can do about it, is there?

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That's right.

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HE WHEEZES

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I sent your letter to the refuge, by the way.

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I've missed the men.

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I've let them know that you won't be in for a while

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and it seems they'll survive.

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You are not entirely indispensable, you know!

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Well, that's a blow.

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Tell me if I'm chattering too much.

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Lizzie...

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..I could listen to you all day long.

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As long as I'm not bothering you.

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Darling, if you need to close your eyes and have a little rest,

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you do that.

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Dickie...

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he's taking the Jew to Canberra.

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She's got guts, that Sister Nordmann.

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-You're not wrong there.

-She really gave it to Stan O'Rourke.

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But she'd better be careful. It could get real nasty for her.

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Yes.

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-Your feet sensation's good.

-You reckon?

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What you need to do is keep it that way. Glucose and diet, hm?

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Mm, so I hear.

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Any cuts on your feet, straight to the hospital,

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-tell them you're a diabetic.

-Yeah, doc, I know the drill.

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Just making sure.

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Well, I'm done for the morning.

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Let's go down the pub, grab a can of lunch before you head off.

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I could do with a cold beer.

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I'm not sure beer's what you should be drinking.

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What, you're my mother now?

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Not last time I looked.

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I've got the broth for Douglas. Cook said you ordered it?

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I thought perhaps I could take you back to the hospital.

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You'd only have to turn around and pick me up later.

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There's no sense in that.

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Before you go...

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I glanced through your book.

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And I can only say I'm pleased I didn't give it to Douglas to read.

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It is an absolute betrayal of him

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and of all the men who fought for this country.

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I don't know how you can interpret it like that.

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Brutish ex-servicemen too stupefied to leave the house?!

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Dissatisfied wives chained to the kitchen sink?

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Douglas would be horrified. Disgusted!

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Well, maybe if you'd read it properly, you've glanced...

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I've read enough to know that there is absolutely no compassion

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or understanding of what those poor men went through.

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It is a work of fiction.

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It is also steamy and vacuous, without any semblance of discretion.

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Actually, it reads as if it's destined for the censorship board.

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-What?!

-It is one thing to talk about this sort of thing in private, young lady,

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but it is quite another to bandy it about in the public domain.

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Anything else?

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You would not be writing novels at all

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if not for the wealth and privilege that you were born into.

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But noblesse oblige, Anna.

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There are certain responsibilities that go with it.

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I'm...

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I'm disappointed.

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I shouldn't have left it where she'd find it.

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It's not your fault. Sooner or later she was going to read the book

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-and take it all the wrong way.

-Sounds like she overreacted.

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She thinks I'm disgusting.

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She thinks I'm spoiled.

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What I was trying to do was lift the lid on hypocrisy,

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challenge the status quo,

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but, no, apparently I'm the writer of a dirty book.

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-Anna...

-Steamy and vacuous. Those were her words.

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It's not the best time to be upsetting her.

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-I didn't ask her to read it.

-Whatever she said, the truth is...

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I think she's shattered about Douglas.

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But he's going to be all right.

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He's going to get better.

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Jack hasn't said anything, but...

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..I suspect he's dying.

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They're keeping it quiet.

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It's possibly why she's so sensitive about how he'd feel.

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I'm not suggesting you don't publish,

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but there is wisdom in taking a breath, counting to ten,

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really thinking about the context.

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If you know it's going to contribute to your grandmother's distress,

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can you hold back for now?

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He's asleep.

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I think I'm going to like it here.

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-Drink?

-Not for me. I need to finish this speech for tomorrow.

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I think I should sit this one out.

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Why don't I go to the next function?

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You are to put on your gladrags, Cinderella,

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and accompany me to the ball.

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I hope I don't need quite that degree of transformation.

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You look like you've had a tough day.

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It wasn't easy.

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Is it Douglas?

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He's dying, isn't he?

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You know I can't...

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Patient confidentiality.

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He is, then.

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I knew mother wasn't...

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She must be so devastated.

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Henry's not helping.

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He insists Douglas should be told.

0:24:390:24:41

And I take it you agree with him?

0:24:490:24:52

-What if I were terminally ill? Would you keep it from me?

-Yes.

0:24:530:24:58

If I thought it would get in the way of you enjoying what time was left.

0:24:580:25:02

That's a very paternalistic approach.

0:25:020:25:05

It's a compassionate approach

0:25:050:25:06

that's worked perfectly well for many, many years.

0:25:060:25:09

Is it so terrifying?

0:25:120:25:14

Dying?

0:25:140:25:15

Change.

0:25:150:25:17

-Can't you at least contemplate there might be...

-Enough!

0:25:170:25:21

Sorry.

0:25:250:25:27

Enjoy your game.

0:25:280:25:30

RUMBLE OF THUNDER

0:26:110:26:13

-So, how's it going, Buddy Holly?

-Yeah, not too bad.

0:26:530:26:57

Where's he off to?

0:27:020:27:04

Bloody smartarse.

0:27:080:27:10

Sitting up like Jackie yesterday at the inside bar

0:27:110:27:14

with his fancy doctor friend.

0:27:140:27:16

He's getting too big for his boots.

0:27:160:27:18

He's been scaring the daylights out of my missus, too. Yeah.

0:27:200:27:23

Eyeing her off.

0:27:240:27:26

Wife won't go out of the house. She's terrified of him.

0:27:260:27:30

You got a light?

0:27:320:27:34

I'll swing by lunchtime. We'll go for a spin.

0:27:380:27:41

Whereabouts?

0:27:410:27:42

Hey, fill her up.

0:27:440:27:46

-Where are you off to?

-I need to speak with Ed.

0:27:580:28:01

Anna, what I said yesterday, I shouldn't have interfered.

0:28:010:28:05

Yes, you should. I've decided to make some changes to the manuscript,

0:28:050:28:09

which is why I need to see Ed.

0:28:090:28:11

I didn't want you to change it,

0:28:110:28:13

-so much as sit on it until things settle down.

-No, you're right.

0:28:130:28:16

I'm worried I've transferred all my cynicism about men onto the page.

0:28:160:28:20

I can see now why grandmother would be offended on Douglas's behalf

0:28:200:28:23

and, after rereading it, there are other recognisable things,

0:28:230:28:27

or at least they could be construed that way, so I want to make the adjustments.

0:28:270:28:30

All right, but don't change the heart of what you're saying.

0:28:300:28:34

You've a keen eye.

0:28:350:28:37

Especially that woman trapped by love in a provincial setting.

0:28:370:28:41

Ivy.

0:28:420:28:43

A woman longing to make her mark on the world.

0:28:430:28:47

I recognised her.

0:28:490:28:50

That's me with Gino, not you with Papa.

0:28:500:28:53

Perhaps a combination of us both.

0:28:550:28:57

You are a wonderful writer.

0:29:010:29:03

Go.

0:29:050:29:07

Don't change Ivy.

0:29:080:29:10

All right.

0:29:460:29:48

How many matches, son?

0:29:480:29:50

Hey.

0:29:540:29:56

He'll be after your Leah next.

0:29:560:29:58

WINDOWS SMASH

0:30:260:30:29

Bang!

0:30:310:30:33

Up she goes, eh?!

0:30:330:30:35

HE LAUGHS

0:30:350:30:36

How about that?

0:30:370:30:40

Yes.

0:30:400:30:42

That was...

0:31:220:31:24

..almost as good as the creme brulee we shared in...

0:31:250:31:29

-Paris.

-Ah, yes.

0:31:290:31:30

-Chez Benoit.

-Mm.

0:31:300:31:33

I seem to remember you ate the lot.

0:31:330:31:35

-Really?

-Mm.

0:31:360:31:38

My manners must have escaped me.

0:31:390:31:41

Well...

0:31:430:31:44

..next time we're in Paris...

0:31:450:31:47

..we'll be sure to find that very place again

0:31:480:31:51

and you shall eat creme brulee to your heart's content, my love.

0:31:510:31:54

Do you see the smoke?

0:32:160:32:18

You OK?

0:32:190:32:21

Doesn't take much guessing to figure out what happened.

0:32:300:32:33

-Stan O'Rourke and his scaly mates.

-The policeman?

0:32:330:32:37

Copper's not going to help no black man.

0:32:370:32:39

-That ain't right, mate.

-Arson is arson, anyway you look at it.

0:32:400:32:44

Well, that's the way it is in this country, isn't it? Everywhere.

0:32:450:32:48

There's two laws. One for white fellas and one for black fellas.

0:32:480:32:52

What'll you do?

0:32:540:32:55

I'm going to clean up. I'll let Tommo know.

0:32:550:32:59

Tell me all the paintings weren't in there.

0:33:100:33:13

Yeah.

0:33:130:33:15

Lucky your missus got the important one, eh?

0:33:150:33:18

Thank you.

0:33:320:33:34

-Are you ready?

-As ready as I'll ever be.

0:33:390:33:41

You will be magnificent.

0:33:410:33:44

STRING QUARTET PLAYS

0:33:520:33:54

Nice to see you.

0:34:060:34:08

We won't to be short on entertainment tonight.

0:34:130:34:16

Plenty here on both sides of the political fence.

0:34:160:34:18

-Madam.

-Thank you.

0:34:180:34:20

Allow me to introduce you to Mrs Sarah Nordmann.

0:34:200:34:22

Mrs Nordmann, this is Sir Earl Page, our Minister for Health.

0:34:220:34:26

-Delighted to meet you.

-The pleasure's all mine.

0:34:260:34:28

I trust you've been studying up on your baseball scores.

0:34:280:34:31

The Yanks talk about nothing else, I'm afraid.

0:34:310:34:33

I'll be no use to them there.

0:34:330:34:35

Well, less about baseball and more about trade agreements.

0:34:350:34:38

In my experience, they're going to be tough negotiators.

0:34:380:34:42

Ladies and gentlemen, the Prime Minister, Mr Menzies,

0:34:420:34:44

and Dame Pattie Menzies.

0:34:440:34:47

APPLAUSE

0:34:470:34:49

How's that property of yours going, George?

0:34:520:34:55

Very well, thank you, Earl. Very well indeed.

0:34:550:34:58

George, Sir Richard is here.

0:34:580:35:00

What a surprise.

0:35:000:35:02

-If you'll excuse me?

-Of course.

0:35:020:35:05

Mrs Nordmann, since you're a nursing...

0:35:090:35:11

Richard, I wasn't aware you were attending.

0:35:130:35:15

Any opportunity to schmooze the Yanks.

0:35:150:35:18

What is she doing here?

0:35:190:35:21

For goodness' sake, man, look around you.

0:35:210:35:23

She's not a debutante to be brought out in polite society.

0:35:230:35:26

The majority of our colleagues are aware of the situation.

0:35:260:35:29

-For those that aren't, I'm introducing them.

-Menzies is here.

0:35:290:35:32

-And Dame Pattie has met Sarah before.

-Private home.

0:35:320:35:35

Keep it on the farm. Don't rub people's faces in it.

0:35:350:35:39

I'll do what I can do to minimise the damage.

0:35:400:35:43

-George.

-Neil.

-I see you've brought a friend.

0:35:450:35:49

Looks a good sort.

0:35:490:35:51

Labour, of course, wants to get rid of the voluntary organisations.

0:35:510:35:54

Even the friendly societies. Makes absolutely no sense at all.

0:35:540:35:57

I would like both parties to pay more interest to women's health.

0:35:570:36:00

I think my wife would agree with you.

0:36:000:36:02

-Afternoon, Earl.

-Dame Pattie.

0:36:020:36:04

-Sarah, isn't it?

-Yes, we met at Prudence Swanson's some time ago.

0:36:050:36:09

Yes. Anne, come and join us.

0:36:090:36:12

-Sarah, allow me to introduce you to Anne Edwards.

-How do you do?

0:36:130:36:16

Pleased to meet you.

0:36:160:36:17

Sarah's involved in community health,

0:36:170:36:20

-though not in charity work as yourself.

-I see.

0:36:200:36:22

I think you two will get along famously.

0:36:220:36:25

-George.

-Prime Minister.

0:36:260:36:28

-How are you, my good man?

-Very well, sir.

0:36:280:36:30

George, I'd like your support in this Lake Burley Griffin issue.

0:36:300:36:33

-Of course.

-If we can pull this off,

0:36:330:36:36

it will be the jewel in the crown of the capital.

0:36:360:36:39

Think of the Seine and the Thames.

0:36:390:36:41

Think of Sydney Harbour.

0:36:410:36:43

I shouldn't have taken him to the pub.

0:36:440:36:46

Don't blame yourself.

0:36:460:36:48

Those men are hateful.

0:36:480:36:50

Stan O'Rourke has it in for anyone who threatens his brutish existence.

0:36:500:36:54

And now Frank's a scapegoat.

0:36:540:36:56

It's lucky you took his painting.

0:36:590:37:01

I didn't take anything.

0:37:020:37:05

He asked me to hold on to his Namatjira for safekeeping.

0:37:050:37:08

Pity you didn't grab everything. He's lost everything else.

0:37:080:37:11

I told you, I didn't take or grab anything.

0:37:110:37:15

Fine.

0:37:160:37:18

It came from me sticking my nose in where it wasn't wanted,

0:37:190:37:22

-but thank goodness I did.

-I'm not criticising you.

0:37:220:37:24

But you have before, which is why I kept it from you.

0:37:240:37:28

-I need to clean up.

-I'll have Lynette run a bath for you.

0:37:310:37:34

No, I'll just grab a quick shower.

0:37:340:37:36

I promised I'd go back in to see Douglas.

0:37:370:37:40

Well, gentlemen, I get the feeling from the room

0:37:530:37:56

that our guests are ready to talk turkey, as they say over there.

0:37:560:38:00

American trade will eclipse our trade with Great Britain

0:38:000:38:03

within a decade, you watch.

0:38:030:38:05

Remembering, of course, that Australia is first and foremost

0:38:050:38:09

a member of the British Commonwealth.

0:38:090:38:12

Our loyalty is always to the Queen.

0:38:120:38:15

Have you given O'Sullivan the wool price we're quoting tonight?

0:38:160:38:19

I'll do that now.

0:38:190:38:21

You know, George, for all their talk about, erm, progress,

0:38:210:38:25

the Americans are a very moralistic lot.

0:38:250:38:28

Largely Puritan stock.

0:38:290:38:32

No matter how pleasant your friend may be,

0:38:320:38:35

I'm surprised you thought it appropriate to bring her

0:38:350:38:38

to this occasion.

0:38:380:38:40

That friend you're referring to happens to be the mother of my son.

0:38:400:38:44

And I would have thought tonight was about bilateral trade,

0:38:450:38:48

not gossip.

0:38:480:38:50

Whatever your arrangements, George, they should remain discreet.

0:38:500:38:54

Of course.

0:38:550:38:56

-What have you done?

-I've reworked it.

0:39:260:39:29

-You've destroyed it.

-I haven't destroyed it.

0:39:300:39:33

You've taken out the things that make it unique.

0:39:330:39:35

It's not that different. It's a more subtle version of the same story.

0:39:350:39:40

No, Anna, this is self-censorship.

0:39:400:39:43

It is a limp, watered-down version of what was a work of substance.

0:39:430:39:48

I see.

0:39:500:39:52

You have to understand my situation at home.

0:39:530:39:55

If you're going to wait around for permission from your family,

0:39:560:39:59

you will never be a good writer, let alone a great one.

0:39:590:40:02

This is the third manuscript you have destroyed.

0:40:020:40:05

Are you afraid of success?

0:40:050:40:07

If that were the case,

0:40:070:40:08

I wouldn't have published Own Worst Enemy, would I?

0:40:080:40:11

You wrote something fearless and brilliant,

0:40:120:40:15

and for some reason you have decided to whitewash it

0:40:150:40:18

into this bland rendition of simpering love.

0:40:180:40:21

-I won't let you throw it away.

-Ed, please, would you just leave it?

0:40:230:40:27

I've hurt you. I'm sorry.

0:40:340:40:36

It's just that I love what you wrote.

0:40:380:40:41

And I want to protect the best of you.

0:40:420:40:45

You're bold.

0:40:470:40:49

Original.

0:40:500:40:51

Provocative.

0:40:540:40:55

I think that you're making the mistake

0:41:000:41:03

of confusing me with my work.

0:41:030:41:05

Well, that's understandable, isn't it?

0:41:060:41:08

It's a deeply personal book.

0:41:090:41:11

Let's not pretend it isn't.

0:41:120:41:15

Why else do you want to destroy it?

0:41:150:41:17

I think that you should go.

0:41:190:41:21

-Anna...

-No, we've resolved this.

0:41:220:41:25

We have no future.

0:41:250:41:27

I think you should leave.

0:41:270:41:29

There's a contract.

0:41:370:41:39

I will be publishing the manuscript as it is.

0:41:390:41:42

-You can't.

-Watch me.

0:41:430:41:46

Can I help you, Mrs Goddard?

0:42:060:42:08

I'm all right, thank you.

0:42:080:42:10

Jack said he'd pop in after his home visits.

0:42:100:42:13

I think Douglas may need a little more pain relief.

0:42:130:42:16

I can organise that.

0:42:160:42:18

How is he faring? How are you faring?

0:42:190:42:22

Erm, it's been a long day.

0:42:230:42:25

And have you thought any more about telling Douglas the truth?

0:42:280:42:32

I've made my position on this clear.

0:42:330:42:35

Whenever I speak to Douglas, I get the distinct impression

0:42:370:42:39

that he wants to know what his prospects are.

0:42:390:42:42

I've sat with him all day and I can assure you that he has been anything but morbid.

0:42:420:42:46

Quite the contrary.

0:42:460:42:47

Wanting the truth and being morbid are not the same thing.

0:42:470:42:50

-Spare me the semantics!

-Mrs Goddard...

0:42:500:42:52

Henry, I understand your dilemma,

0:42:520:42:54

as someone both close to the family and Douglas's surgeon,

0:42:540:42:57

but there's a lot to be said for letting someone

0:42:570:43:00

come to things gently and in their own good time.

0:43:000:43:04

Your husband wants to know the truth. He all but asked me outright.

0:43:040:43:08

That's enough!

0:43:080:43:09

Elizabeth, you go back to Douglas.

0:43:100:43:13

I'll handle this.

0:43:170:43:19

This so-called progressive approach of yours borders on cruelty.

0:43:240:43:28

I told you, it's not hospital policy.

0:43:280:43:31

-Hospital policy needs to change.

-You think so.

-Yes, I do!

0:43:310:43:35

There is no excuse for leaving patients in the dark

0:43:360:43:39

about the gravity of their illness. It is their life.

0:43:390:43:41

And yet they're the last ones to find out it's coming to an end.

0:43:410:43:44

-It's immoral.

-Don't talk to me about morality.

0:43:440:43:47

Your sort wouldn't know the meaning of the word.

0:43:470:43:50

WHEEZING

0:43:580:44:00

Douglas...

0:44:080:44:10

Are you in pain?

0:44:140:44:16

No. The painkillers are working nicely.

0:44:190:44:21

-I have a question for you.

-What is it?

0:44:260:44:29

Am I dying?

0:44:330:44:35

Hm?

0:44:370:44:39

I didn't...

0:44:460:44:47

I didn't want to say.

0:44:500:44:52

I couldn't.

0:44:570:44:59

It's all right.

0:45:080:45:10

Don't you cry over old Douglas.

0:45:120:45:14

You'll be all right.

0:45:150:45:17

I can't believe this place is the capital of the country.

0:45:320:45:34

Where we are now, is this what they call the Outback?

0:45:340:45:37

It's the best-lit paddock in Australia.

0:45:370:45:40

Why would he just suddenly turn up?

0:45:410:45:43

-We're both thinking it.

-Regina called him.

0:45:450:45:48

One day this city will be known all around the world, you watch.

0:45:480:45:51

You need a few more skyscrapers in my humble opinion.

0:45:510:45:54

-GERMAN ACCENT:

-I hate to fly. It makes me very sick.

0:45:540:45:57

Well, you've so far to come.

0:45:570:45:59

Really, we thought we would never get here.

0:45:590:46:02

What is it?

0:46:100:46:11

LAUGHTER

0:46:120:46:14

They told me there are...

0:46:190:46:21

DISTORTED SPEECH

0:46:210:46:23

BARKING

0:46:230:46:25

Really?

0:46:270:46:28

HER BREATHING QUICKENS

0:46:280:46:30

Excuse me.

0:46:350:46:36

SHE GASPS FOR BREATH

0:46:390:46:42

Sarah.

0:46:510:46:52

What's wrong?

0:46:590:47:01

That... That woman.

0:47:030:47:05

She was a guard...

0:47:070:47:09

..at Ravensbruck.

0:47:110:47:13

As Sarah and George depart with Leah and David to Canberra, a distraught Regina attempts to stop George, warning of her inability to help him if he doesn't remain in Inverness.

Postoperative Douglas remains in hospital, and Jack and Henry have a heated discussion about informing him of his prognosis. Elizabeth insists on him being kept in ignorance.