DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
Iwas surprised last week, it’d only been three months since Mel was killed but everyone on Packed to the Rafters seemed pretty good. I expected more crying. Especially from Ben. Her husband.
Clearly he’s rocked, his beard’s telling us that.
He’d been away somewhere with his brother backpacking and did you get the feeling it went a bit Wolf Creek on them, the way Ben came back and Nathan didn’t? And any time the family asked anything about Nathan, Ben changed the subject and became all vague? Normally Julie and Rachel wouldn’t have stood for that kind of obfuscation, I don’t know why nobody twigged something was deeply amiss last week.
Nathan’s back tonight but after his run in with Ivan Milat in the woods . . . I’ll stop now. I’ve already said too much. I thought they could’ve milked the monster-in-law angle re Rita versus Retta a bit more. Yes, a hideous cliche, but this isn’t Ibsen here.
I’m quite liking having Rita back, and I’m looking forward to what she might do to her cheating husband’s personal belongings. And no, personal belongings isn’t code for genitals. She and Julie might have to start a cake business. That
Rocked: Ben (Hugh Sheridan)