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Anatomy of His Passing

Australian period drama. There is some sad news following a wonderful party in the grounds of Ash Park celebrating Victory in the Pacific Day.


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-I came back to help you. Please, George, you're a fool.

-Leave us alone.

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I keep trying to tell George,

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Sir Richard is out to ruin the family.

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Go through your accounts with a fine-tooth comb.

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Investments, loans, everything.

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There are three accounts on one statement.

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Do you know whose money you've actually borrowed?

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Frederick Stern is completely reputable.

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They wouldn't put us in any danger.

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Yes, but do they know? We should find out.

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How long have I got?

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Months.

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I want to go at a time of my own choosing.

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Absolutely not.

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Jack's hospital meanders along in the past.

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I support my husband.

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As James would me, if he were here.

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You must be missing him.

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Do you really see his charade as necessary?

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It will help Olivia announce their divorce

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without too many awkward questions arising.

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Your father loathes homosexuals.

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Ironic, given his son.

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We're going to have a party.

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-Are we?

-On the 15th of next month.

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Thank you. It's always a big day at the refuge, VP Day.

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Victory in the Pacific.

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Douglas won't be well enough to go to them, so...

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..I'll invite them here.

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I need your help.

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If you're asking what I think you're asking, I...

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I can't.

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It's just so incredibly...

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..sudden.

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Sometimes the body...just gives out, sweetheart.

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He was in his element this afternoon.

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He loved every moment of the party.

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-TEARFULLY:

-The men in their fancy dress!

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CHUCKLES

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His final moments were so full of joy,

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surrounded by the people who loved him.

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For that, we should be grateful.

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Small comfort, when all's said and done.

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Mother, can I get you anything?

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-What would you like to do?

-Douglas abhorred maudlin displays.

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He rather liked that quote from Berlioz, "Time is a great teacher,

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"but unfortunately, it kills its pupils."

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Carolyn, if you could assist with organising a memorial at the refuge,

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for those unable to make it to the funeral.

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George, if you might telephone James.

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Of course. He'll want to be here.

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Please make clear I don't expect him to drop everything and rush home.

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Well, it's high time he did.

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I'll speak with the funeral home if you take no issue with

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the service being held later in the week.

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-As you wish.

-If there's anything I can do...

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I'll let you know.

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If you'll excuse me, I'll say goodnight.

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Of course.

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Excuse me.

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Mother?

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Yes?

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Would you like me to sit with you for a little while?

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What?

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No.

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You've every reason to feel the shock of this.

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This was hardly unexpected.

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Just...

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not today.

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No.

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MUSIC: Tristesse by Chopin

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You need to keep a close eye on her.

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-Yes.

-I'm not sure I've ever seen her like that.

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She's just suffered a terrible loss.

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Yes.

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He was a fine man.

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I think I need to hold her son.

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Yes, me too.

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It's higher than I'd like.

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Must we revisit this conversation at every upheaval?

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Perhaps something to help you sleep.

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SHE SCOFFS

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Douglas says insomnia is the refuge..

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..of the guilty conscience.

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Said.

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He was very fond of you.

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A good bloke.

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I'll miss him.

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After everything, I suppose it makes sense.

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His heart giving out like that.

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I'm sure you're right.

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What?

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Nothing.

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-If you wouldn't mind...

-Of course.

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SHE SOBS

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SHE SOBS

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DOG BARKS SHEEP BLEAT

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Thank God you're here.

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How is she this morning?

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Strip the linen...

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Come and see.

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..and the equipment back to the hospital.

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What are you waiting for?

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This should have been done hours ago.

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S-s-sorry, ma'am.

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Really, is a little bit of initiative too much to ask?

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Elizabeth, perhaps we can lend a hand.

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Excuse me.

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Thank you, Lynette. That'll be all.

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Lynette, take that with you.

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PHONE RINGS What happened there?

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Does it matter?

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I think tea. Anyone?

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Yes.

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Mr Bligh? Telephone. Sir Richard Bennett.

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Go ahead.

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This new information makes dealing with him...

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A challenge, but you'll play your hand well.

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Richard.

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This really isn't a good time, I'm afraid.

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George, I heard about Goddard. A terrible shock.

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Condolences to all.

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-I'll pass them on.

-Is it jumping the gun to ask about the funeral plans?

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That's very kind of you to think of it,

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but I know you have more pressing matters.

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These are the times we need our friends close by, George.

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Mother's keen for it to be a small affair, Richard.

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Just family.

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Good thing I am, then.

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I understand there's to be a memorial in town

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for his city friends, colleagues.

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I'll let you know, shall I?

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Ah, bunkum. I need to come down to your neck of the woods.

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I just snapped up the local rag for a song.

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-The Mercury?

-We really should discuss financing your re-election.

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How deep will your pockets be?

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Once the funeral's over, let's meet in town, shall we?

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You're not getting cold feet on me, George.

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I'll be in touch. Mother will appreciate your condolences.

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Good-oh.

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George. You're back from Canberra. I didn't realise.

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-You've read my letter?

-I have.

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You believe me now?

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-Why I've returned.

-I had a mind to.

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Until Richard telephoned.

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-I don't understand.

-Please, Regina.

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No outsiders could have known of Douglas's death.

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Who else could have fed him such intimate information?

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Douglas passed away?

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Oh, my!

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Poor Elizabeth.

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You...

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You didn't know?

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No.

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So you don't have someone feeding you information?

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Sir Richard is the one with spies.

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So why is he so very determined to attend the funeral?

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He wants to dance on the grave and savour Elizabeth's pain.

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The malice I told you of.

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I urge you not to underestimate it.

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You'll find actual affairs. Have you investigated?

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-When Parliament rises, I'll...

-Be forensic.

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Instinct tells me that somewhere in your accounts is a road map

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to his revenge. You must look...

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Please, this is...!

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It's too much. I won't take orders from you, Regina.

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Please.

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Please trust me.

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He's moving faster than I suspected.

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Grandmother, I've made a list of readings for the service.

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The funeral is days away.

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Reverend Curtis wants to dot the Is.

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I was thinking perhaps Matthew 11.28.

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Come to me, all you who...

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It's hardly your place.

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I'll leave the list on your bureau.

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Grandmother, it's all right to be upset.

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Or angry.

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Or whatever you need to be.

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This is where Douglas proposed.

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The very spot.

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He made you so happy.

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LAUGHTER

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Goodness me.

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APPLAUSE

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It's a beautiful work, Mr Gibbs.

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When did you find time to do the sitting?

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I did it when you weren't looking, Mrs Goddard.

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And that wasn't very easy.

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UKULELE PLAYS

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LAUGHTER

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I knew something was up.

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Oh, my darling, you're wonderful.

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# Oh, we're goin' to a hukilau

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# Huki-huki-huki-huki-huki-hukilau

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# Everybody loves the hukilau

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# Where the laulau is the kaukau at the l'au

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# Oh, we throw our nets out into the sea

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# And all the 'ama'ama come a-swimmin' to me

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# Oh, we're goin' to the hukilau

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# Huki-huki-huki-huki-hukilau. #

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APPLAUSE

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Grandmother.

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Not the Matthew.

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And no roses in the church.

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It's odd, though, isn't it?

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He always had roses in the hospital.

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It's the arrangement that matters, not the individual blooms.

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Poor James and Miss Olivia,

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having to drop everything and come home.

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It's Mrs Goddard I feel for.

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Having to wait. Five days is too long.

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My dear Mr Collins was blessed and buried

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36 hours from his final breath.

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Right.

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George...

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What on earth's the matter?

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It's Regina, isn't it?

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What has she done?

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The two bad years we had, the strike.

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Richard steered me towards some solicitors' loans to tide us over.

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She warned me to be more forensic.

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The accountants have just discovered that the firms that issued

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those loans are all...

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..owned by one shelf company.

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Richard's.

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He can call them in.

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He can take Ash Park any time he wants.

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And she's convinced he's poised to make a move on us sooner

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-rather than later.

-How can you be sure she's not part of this?

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I can't.

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But given what she did for Anna,

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given that her information is correct...

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This is Regina we're talking about.

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I know!

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And all that she's done, I know!

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I almost dropped my guard in Canberra

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and suffered the consequences.

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I'd have to be very certain about Regina to allow for that again.

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On the other hand, if I'd listened to her, that day at the car...

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..we'd be way ahead on this.

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You know how I feel.

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What if I proceed to judge her in good faith?

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And you...

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You be the voice of caution in my ear.

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FOOTSTEPS APPROACH

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KNOCK ON DOOR

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Bad news, I'm afraid.

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A message from Olivia.

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She says they stopped in Darwin to refuel and have been delayed by

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weather. They won't be able to make Douglas's funeral.

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But it's a comfort, isn't it, that they'll be here later?

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We'd better get going.

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Mother?

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Simpering, pitying looks.

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It's too much. I can't face it.

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What are you saying? You can't not go.

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Don't do something in the heat of the moment you'll later regret.

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Mother, what is it?

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Please tell me.

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Well, no-one will force you to go if you don't want to.

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Almighty God...

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You judge us with infinite mercy and justice,

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and love everything you have made.

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In your mercy,

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turn the darkness of death into the dawn of new life.

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Ashes to ashes,

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dust to dust.

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In sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life

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through our Lord Jesus Christ,

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who will transform our frail bodies.

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God of Mercy...

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..we acknowledge we are all sinners.

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Forgive us

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for that is past

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and help us live each day in the light of Christ our Lord.

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-Lord have mercy.

-ALL: Lord have mercy.

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May God our Father forgive us our sins

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and bring us into the joy of his eternal kingdom,

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where dust and ashes have no dominion.

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ALL: Amen.

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MOURNFUL MUSIC

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Just think, a couple of days ago

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we were all here having a high old time.

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Yes, indeed, indeed.

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Are you going to finish that?

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Funerals put me off my tucker.

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Tell them what you were saying before.

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It's interesting.

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Where I come from,

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we refrain from using the Christian name of the person

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who's passed on. Or we don't look at pictures of them.

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-Is that right?

-Yeah.

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Because of respect.

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It allows the spirit to pass on.

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We call them Kumantjay.

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Kumantjay Goddard.

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The things you learn.

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I thought you'd be hanging off the front gate waiting for James.

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Is it wrong to be excited at a funeral?

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-I expect so.

-You're a horrible man, Henry Fox,

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but I don't think Douglas would mind.

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He wanted everyone to be happy, didn't he?

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Even if he didn't quite understand, he never judged.

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James is coming home.

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The men will be going down to the station soon.

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You wouldn't like to say goodbye?

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I'd like to be quiet for a little while.

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Thank you.

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All right.

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Goodbye, my love.

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-Thank you for coming.

-Thank you so much.

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-It was lovely.

-You have a safe trip home. Thank you.

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Thank you.

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At least Mother made it through the service.

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I wonder, should we bring her out to say goodbye to the men?

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Carolyn's with her. She'll be...

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The car! It's them. James and Olivia.

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They're home.

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-Shall we?

-Yeah, come on.

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Oh, my goodness.

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It is so wonderful to see you all.

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Elizabeth.

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I'm so terribly sorry.

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It's wonderful to have you back, my dear.

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-Grammy, it's me!

-It is, my darling.

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-Olivia.

-Let's get you inside.

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Livi, darling.

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Where is James?

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Livi, what's going on?

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What's happened?

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Let's talk inside.

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It's best if I speak with the family first.

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Just tell me he's all right.

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He is.

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It's better this way.

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I have rounds to do at the hospital.

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I'll come and find you as soon as I can.

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Moved, permanently.

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-The Riviera?!

-He wouldn't, not without telling us.

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Please, let me finish.

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This will not stand.

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He's abandoning his child.

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I beg you, George, everyone, let me start at the beginning.

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We arrived in England,

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playing roles that would quash any questions once we divorced.

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Despite the subterfuge, we enjoyed ourselves.

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Which is why the trip to see my brother in Cap Ferrat

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seemed a good idea.

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James could hardly come home without visiting William.

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But when we got to the Riviera, it's as if it was destined to be.

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As if what was destined to be?

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His feelings for William.

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It's a flight of fancy.

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-That's what he's caught up in.

-It's much more than that, George.

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His kind, they're thought of differently there.

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And what that meant to him,

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dining with Somerset Maugham and Noel Coward,

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Edward and Wallis Simpson,

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to feel so accepted.

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You mean to tell me that James has deserted his family,

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his son? For a bunch of gin-soaked celebrities?

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George.

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He's staying for love.

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He couldn't tell us this himself?

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Being here would have only made it harder for...everyone.

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Harder for himself.

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He's not here because he's a damned coward.

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-You don't mean that.

-The hell I don't.

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He thought this way would be easier for you.

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Your health.

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And what of Ash Park?

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His life here? His responsibilities?

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If you saw how contented he is...

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William has a very successful design company.

0:26:300:26:33

James is helping him on the business side.

0:26:330:26:35

James?! Business?!

0:26:350:26:37

He thought you would want to telephone.

0:26:460:26:49

Did he?

0:26:500:26:52

It's the middle of the night there.

0:26:520:26:53

Excuse me.

0:26:560:26:57

-George.

-This is not the behaviour of the man that I raised him to be.

0:27:040:27:08

-I've a mind to cut off his allowance.

-Your mother!

0:27:080:27:10

Don't speak to him in anger.

0:27:120:27:13

The accommodations I made. And this is how he repays me.

0:27:170:27:20

You know that loving children isn't a quid pro quo transaction.

0:27:200:27:24

You've been a good father to him, as you are to David.

0:27:240:27:26

And when he abandons me for some bloody kibbutz in Israel?!

0:27:260:27:29

It's merely a matter of time before he deserts me too.

0:27:320:27:35

It's the natural way of things.

0:27:380:27:39

All boys separate themselves at some point.

0:27:400:27:43

International number, please.

0:27:510:27:53

France. Nice.

0:27:530:27:56

045471.

0:27:560:28:00

But they return in time.

0:28:010:28:02

With understanding.

0:28:040:28:05

James, wake up!

0:28:110:28:14

It's your father.

0:28:140:28:16

It will not do, James.

0:28:160:28:17

It will not do at all.

0:28:170:28:19

I simply will not stand for it.

0:28:190:28:21

And you know full bloody well

0:28:210:28:22

that we can't have a proper discussion on an open line.

0:28:220:28:25

Father, I realise that you're angry,

0:28:250:28:28

that this comes as a shock to you.

0:28:280:28:30

To have poor Olivia do your dirty work?

0:28:300:28:32

Left here to try to justify this appalling lack of character.

0:28:320:28:36

That is enough! I do not expect you to support my decision,

0:28:360:28:39

but you will respect it is mine to make.

0:28:390:28:41

No, not when you push the entire family aside.

0:28:410:28:43

Don't think I haven't thought about this long and hard, because I have.

0:28:430:28:46

If you could see my life here...

0:28:460:28:48

When you see my life here...

0:28:540:28:56

..you will understand.

0:28:570:28:59

I know it.

0:28:590:29:00

These fast friends of yours, this life you're living,

0:29:000:29:04

it's a passing fancy, James.

0:29:040:29:06

-Nothing more.

-You're wrong. There is a future here.

0:29:060:29:09

Happiness.

0:29:090:29:10

Shouldn't a father want what's best for his son?

0:29:120:29:14

And what of Georgie, James? Your son?

0:29:140:29:18

What's best for him?

0:29:180:29:20

He will be loved no matter where he is, by Olivia,

0:29:200:29:22

and all of you when he is there,

0:29:220:29:24

and by me when he is old enough to travel.

0:29:240:29:26

You'd bring a child into that?

0:29:260:29:27

What, to a house filled with joy and laughter?

0:29:270:29:29

Who wouldn't want to grow up like that?

0:29:290:29:31

You were given every advantage.

0:29:310:29:33

Most of which you've frittered away.

0:29:330:29:35

And I am not ungrateful.

0:29:350:29:36

But that house, that life, it suffocates.

0:29:360:29:40

I know you understand that.

0:29:400:29:42

I hope in time you find a way to forgive me.

0:29:450:29:47

To understand.

0:29:490:29:50

I miss you all terribly.

0:29:570:29:58

So, there's...

0:30:030:30:04

..there's nothing I can say to change your mind?

0:30:050:30:08

I'm afraid not.

0:30:090:30:11

Very well.

0:30:130:30:14

Goodbye.

0:30:170:30:18

HE WHIMPERS

0:30:240:30:26

Apologetic, but unrepentant.

0:30:450:30:49

Wait until I get my hands on his skinny neck.

0:30:490:30:52

For what it's worth...

0:30:530:30:54

..I am sorry.

0:30:550:30:57

Olivia...

0:30:590:31:01

You know that you are always welcome here.

0:31:020:31:05

You and little Georgie.

0:31:050:31:08

Thank you.

0:31:080:31:10

It would be a grave mistake for you to stay here.

0:31:100:31:13

Mother!

0:31:150:31:17

I say, "Bravo, James. Bravo."

0:31:170:31:20

At last, someone in this family has had the courage

0:31:220:31:25

to embrace their happiness.

0:31:250:31:27

What are you saying?

0:31:270:31:28

Look at us.

0:31:300:31:31

Look at what obligation and duty have done to our lives.

0:31:330:31:36

How I wish I'd walked out of those gates when I was James's age.

0:31:390:31:44

How different my life could have been.

0:31:440:31:46

How much more time I would have had.

0:31:490:31:51

Curious indeed that she arrived without her husband.

0:31:590:32:03

It's none of our beeswax, is it?

0:32:030:32:05

One trusts there's not a more European reason.

0:32:050:32:08

We can give you a lift home if you'd like.

0:32:080:32:10

No, thanks, I'm parked round the bend.

0:32:100:32:12

SHE GROANS

0:32:120:32:13

Are you all right, Dawnie?

0:32:130:32:15

Mm. It's just a cramp.

0:32:150:32:17

She's been off her tucker too.

0:32:170:32:19

Oh, I see.

0:32:190:32:21

You see what?

0:32:230:32:24

It's too many figs.

0:32:240:32:26

The tree out the back's filthy with them.

0:32:260:32:28

Mm.

0:32:280:32:29

Very perilous fruit, the fig.

0:32:290:32:31

He's the eldest son, and it means nothing to him?

0:32:400:32:44

It's been a long day.

0:32:440:32:46

How about we take David down to the

0:32:470:32:49

-river bank while there's still some sun?

-I've been a fool.

0:32:490:32:52

I've been a blind fool.

0:32:520:32:54

You couldn't have foreseen this.

0:32:540:32:56

I shouldn't have let James go,

0:32:560:32:57

and I shouldn't have let Richard into our lives.

0:32:570:32:59

We can't change the past.

0:32:590:33:01

But we can look forward.

0:33:010:33:04

Yes, we can look forward.

0:33:040:33:07

Why not let him have it?

0:33:090:33:11

Richard, why not let him have Ash Park?

0:33:150:33:18

SHE SCOFFS

0:33:180:33:20

Why am I fighting for something that no-one else wants?

0:33:200:33:23

James may well reconsider.

0:33:230:33:25

Mother's right.

0:33:250:33:26

Why shouldn't we all be free to pursue happiness?

0:33:280:33:30

MURMURING

0:33:340:33:36

It's a terrible blow.

0:33:450:33:46

I gave up a life for him.

0:33:480:33:50

A career.

0:33:510:33:52

Friends.

0:33:530:33:54

For him.

0:33:570:33:58

I hope he rots in the stinking Riviera.

0:34:000:34:02

Finish the letter.

0:34:060:34:07

I'm not even worth a telephone call.

0:34:090:34:11

Henry.

0:34:220:34:23

Oh, Henry.

0:34:310:34:32

I wrote to him every day.

0:34:370:34:38

Every day.

0:34:410:34:42

He was with someone else.

0:34:460:34:47

William was...

0:34:510:34:52

..a great love.

0:34:540:34:55

I suppose...

0:34:590:35:00

..I've come to see that...

0:35:020:35:03

..there is love...

0:35:040:35:06

..and then there is great love.

0:35:080:35:09

Like Elizabeth and Douglas.

0:35:110:35:13

Why not James and I?

0:35:160:35:17

Nor he and I.

0:35:240:35:25

Yes, yes, Mr Fox may well think that's how the rosters should be,

0:36:470:36:51

but that doesn't make it any of his business.

0:36:510:36:53

I've got to go.

0:36:560:36:57

-I need to talk to you.

-If it's about rosters then you can...

0:37:190:37:22

Who asked you to order toxicology on Douglas Goddard?

0:37:240:37:27

Who asked you to open my mail?

0:37:270:37:29

Was it you?

0:37:410:37:43

-You were close to Douglas.

-You know my feelings on that.

0:37:430:37:45

Someone wasn't so reticent.

0:37:450:37:47

You were the one promoting a comfortable death.

0:37:470:37:49

Which is why I wanted the report.

0:37:490:37:51

I told you that. Insurance.

0:37:510:37:53

We had no cause to think that's what's happened.

0:37:530:37:55

You and I both know that Douglas died too suddenly.

0:38:020:38:05

We have a responsibility to find out what happened.

0:38:050:38:08

What, you want to start an inquisition?

0:38:080:38:11

They're a grieving family. My grieving family.

0:38:110:38:14

I've been blackmailed once before.

0:38:160:38:18

By a member of your family.

0:38:180:38:20

Regina, a long time ago.

0:38:210:38:23

Any number of people had access to Douglas before he died.

0:38:270:38:31

Friends, men from the refuge...

0:38:310:38:33

Your family.

0:38:330:38:34

Anyone could have given him the phenobarbital.

0:38:340:38:36

I'll look into it.

0:38:410:38:42

Look fast.

0:38:450:38:46

Sarah.

0:39:010:39:02

Regina, what are you doing here?

0:39:040:39:06

If the mountain won't come to Mohammed...

0:39:060:39:07

If you'll excuse me.

0:39:070:39:09

I won't keep you long.

0:39:090:39:10

I hoped that you might have returned from Canberra

0:39:100:39:13

more open to accepting me once you read my letter.

0:39:130:39:17

I didn't bother. I tore it up.

0:39:170:39:19

It was important.

0:39:200:39:21

I do wish you'd told me that you promised David was safe.

0:39:230:39:26

What else is there to say?

0:39:260:39:28

I accept that you have George's confidence, but mine...

0:39:290:39:32

It's not relevant. Let's just leave it at that.

0:39:320:39:35

I was hoping that once you understood

0:39:370:39:39

what happened with Rene...

0:39:390:39:40

Rene?

0:39:440:39:46

I know what he meant to you.

0:39:460:39:48

Your marriage, your shared faith.

0:39:480:39:50

It wasn't Rene who pulled the trigger. It was me.

0:39:520:39:55

It wasn't Rene.

0:40:100:40:12

And I didn't do it with any malevolence or intent.

0:40:130:40:16

I came across them arguing, George and Rene.

0:40:180:40:21

Rene was very agitated.

0:40:210:40:23

Put the gun down!

0:40:230:40:25

I tried to take the gun.

0:40:260:40:28

There was a scuffle. And in the confusion, it went off.

0:40:280:40:31

GUNSHOT

0:40:310:40:33

I never believed Rene shot George.

0:40:380:40:40

Believing and knowing are two very different things.

0:40:420:40:45

That's why the letter was so important.

0:40:450:40:47

I'm serious about making amends.

0:40:500:40:52

This is my way of proving it to you.

0:40:550:40:57

We going to talk about this any time soon?

0:41:240:41:26

You're in the family way, aren't you?

0:41:310:41:33

Doris ain't the only one that can put two and two together.

0:41:370:41:40

Don't be angry.

0:41:410:41:43

I didn't know how to tell you.

0:41:430:41:45

I know how you feel about more little ones.

0:41:480:41:52

And with Emma off our hands in a few years...

0:41:520:41:56

Now I'm closer to Douglas Goddard's age than yours.

0:41:570:42:00

Who knows how long a man's got?

0:42:010:42:03

Well, rather a short time with you..

0:42:060:42:10

..and our bub,

0:42:120:42:13

than a long time with neither.

0:42:130:42:15

Maybe a little bundle of joy

0:42:220:42:23

is just what the doctor ordered right about now, eh?

0:42:230:42:26

It's half shock,

0:42:290:42:32

half blessing, isn't it?

0:42:320:42:34

No, it's all blessing, Dawnie.

0:42:350:42:37

It's all blessing.

0:42:390:42:40

And you think it was me?

0:42:420:42:44

I have to ask.

0:42:440:42:46

-Do you?

-If there was to be a proper investigation...

0:42:460:42:48

Whoever did it deserves a medal.

0:42:500:42:52

Look, I don't want this getting out of hand.

0:42:530:42:56

Henry's ready to bring in the police,

0:42:560:42:58

which actually is his duty.

0:42:580:43:00

If that's everything...

0:43:000:43:02

Caro!

0:43:020:43:04

Don't you dare mention this to Mother.

0:43:040:43:06

They weren't happy faces.

0:43:170:43:18

Did you check?

0:43:220:43:23

Oh, ah, yes, everyone who signed out phenobarbital.

0:43:240:43:27

Nothing out of the ordinary.

0:43:270:43:29

You saw Douglas before you went to Canberra.

0:43:340:43:36

That's right.

0:43:360:43:38

Anything I should know?

0:43:380:43:39

I have to ask. Someone did.

0:43:410:43:43

Perhaps a man from the refuge worked at the party.

0:43:470:43:50

You know what we're doing, don't you?

0:43:510:43:53

Avoiding the obvious.

0:43:550:43:57

We were escaping from some action against the Germans.

0:44:080:44:12

And there was a field we had to cross.

0:44:120:44:14

Two shots sounded and she fell.

0:44:160:44:18

Her name...

0:44:210:44:23

Her name was Ness.

0:44:250:44:26

Her resistance name Simone.

0:44:280:44:30

She was a good friend.

0:44:320:44:34

A good fighter.

0:44:350:44:36

I couldn't move her.

0:44:400:44:42

And she couldn't bear the idea of what the Nazis would do to her

0:44:440:44:47

if she were captured, so...

0:44:470:44:49

She begged me.

0:44:510:44:52

To look into the eyes of...

0:44:570:44:59

..someone you care for so much...

0:45:010:45:03

..and be asked to take their life.

0:45:050:45:07

What did you do?

0:45:090:45:11

I did it.

0:45:130:45:14

How could I not?

0:45:160:45:17

MOURNFUL MUSIC

0:45:190:45:21

I helped Douglas.

0:45:470:45:49

May God forgive me enough to allow us to meet again in the afterlife.

0:45:530:45:57

You have to tell the truth about that afternoon.

0:45:590:46:02

Well, I can't. There's too much turmoil in this house.

0:46:040:46:08

-I can't.

-At least tell Henry.

0:46:080:46:09

His respect for you will be the only thing that stops him from calling

0:46:100:46:14

in the police. Because if he does,

0:46:140:46:15

the strength of your beliefs may make you immune from inquiry,

0:46:150:46:20

but not the men of the refuge.

0:46:200:46:22

It was Douglas' choice.

0:46:290:46:31

And I will not have any of the men from the refuge crucified for it.

0:46:320:46:36

One of them clearly loved Douglas enough to help him.

0:46:370:46:41

You knew he had the means?

0:46:410:46:43

Not until the end.

0:46:450:46:46

Was it his doing alone?

0:46:480:46:50

It was

0:46:530:46:55

Douglas' choice.

0:46:550:46:56

I see no need to take it further.

0:47:000:47:02

So now we're just to pretend that nothing untoward has happened.

0:47:050:47:08

I'll see to it that my friend destroys the carbon.

0:47:230:47:26

Thank you, Henry.

0:47:270:47:28

I'm very grateful.

0:47:300:47:31

Now, if you'll excuse me, I...

0:47:330:47:35

SHE SNIFFLES

0:47:350:47:36

..have some preparations to make.

0:47:360:47:38

Take off.

0:47:450:47:47

It's comforting, isn't it? The resilience of children.

0:47:510:47:54

What have you told Georgie?

0:47:560:47:58

That Grandpa Douglas has gone to visit the angels.

0:48:000:48:04

And Daddy...

0:48:050:48:06

..is on holidays with a school friend.

0:48:080:48:10

Is that wrong of me?

0:48:120:48:13

Oh, where's the harm in protecting them from unhappiness?

0:48:130:48:16

Darling, Mother's about to leave.

0:48:170:48:20

Oh, she didn't say.

0:48:200:48:22

She's asking to see you.

0:48:220:48:23

Will you keep your eye on him?

0:48:260:48:27

-Yes, of course.

-Thank you.

0:48:270:48:29

Oh! How did we go?

0:48:320:48:35

Did we take off everywhere?

0:48:350:48:36

Surely this isn't all you're taking.

0:48:380:48:40

I'll pack up some things tomorrow and send them on.

0:48:400:48:42

I'm taking all that I need.

0:48:420:48:44

How much does one need for a visit to the city anyway?

0:48:440:48:46

Haven't you heard? It's not a visit.

0:48:460:48:48

I've decided that some things, some memories, are best left behind.

0:48:480:48:53

I'm not yet strong enough to return to our home.

0:48:530:48:56

Prudence has offered hers.

0:48:560:48:58

She's away, so it'll be perfect.

0:48:580:49:00

And Anna will stay with her for as long as Mother needs.

0:49:000:49:04

-You will come back and see us soon?

-Or we can come to you.

0:49:040:49:07

I am so very grateful for your understanding.

0:49:080:49:11

Perhaps I could travel with you, Mother, help you get settled.

0:49:180:49:21

You have fussed quite enough.

0:49:210:49:23

And I've appreciated it.

0:49:240:49:26

Grandpa Douglas.

0:49:540:49:56

Thank you

0:50:110:50:12

for the most wonderful day.

0:50:120:50:15

It was too much for you.

0:50:150:50:17

I shouldn't have done it.

0:50:170:50:19

After our wedding day...

0:50:210:50:22

..this has been the happiest day of my life.

0:50:240:50:26

And to see the men.

0:50:270:50:29

Oh, my God, Lizzie, you have no idea what that meant to me.

0:50:290:50:32

And to them.

0:50:320:50:34

HE SIGHS

0:50:340:50:35

-What is it?

-Light me a...

0:50:380:50:40

Here, let me help you.

0:50:410:50:43

-No.

-It's all right.

0:50:430:50:45

Leave me.

0:50:450:50:46

You know, Lizzie...

0:50:530:50:54

..we've come to that sweet...

0:50:560:50:58

..and perfect day.

0:50:590:51:00

The most perfect day...

0:51:030:51:04

..for me to take my leave.

0:51:060:51:07

Don't you think?

0:51:090:51:10

What's in that bottle?

0:51:120:51:14

But I can only go with your blessing.

0:51:150:51:17

RASPING BREATHS

0:51:170:51:20

Not yet.

0:51:200:51:22

Not now.

0:51:240:51:25

I'm being selfish, I know, but we have more time.

0:51:280:51:33

You're the first real happiness in my life.

0:51:350:51:38

And you for me.

0:51:400:51:41

But my poor old body's done for.

0:51:440:51:46

I can't manage any more.

0:51:480:51:50

GROANING

0:52:010:52:02

Can't you see it's hopeless?

0:52:020:52:04

Give it to me.

0:52:070:52:08

No, no, I can't have you involved.

0:52:080:52:11

Before I change my mind.

0:52:110:52:12

But, but your fingerprints.

0:52:120:52:14

I'll get rid of it.

0:52:150:52:17

Oh, Lizzie.

0:52:210:52:24

I love you

0:52:250:52:26

so much.

0:52:260:52:28

Please, let's kiss now.

0:52:280:52:31

You know what I'd like to hear?

0:52:460:52:48

Chopin.

0:52:500:52:51

Tristesse. It's on the table.

0:52:520:52:54

MUSIC: Tristesse by Chopin

0:53:280:53:31

Don't mind me if I...

0:53:360:53:37

..doze off.

0:53:390:53:41

Wish I was coming with you.

0:53:410:53:43

RASPING BREATHS

0:53:430:53:46

I'll be waiting for you when you do.

0:53:460:53:48

Goodbye...

0:53:570:53:58

..my love.

0:54:000:54:01

Oh, Douglas.

0:54:040:54:05

Douglas.

0:54:070:54:08

HE GROANS

0:54:140:54:16

My darling.

0:54:230:54:24

MUSIC CONTINUES

0:54:390:54:42

Best thing for it, Mrs Goddard.

0:54:490:54:51

Does a heavy heart the world of good.

0:54:540:54:56

-TEARFULLY:

-Thank you, Raymond.

0:54:590:55:01

There is some sad news following a wonderful party in the grounds of Ash Park celebrating Victory in the Pacific Day. Elizabeth asks George to contact James to ask him to come home.