Free love only the beginning
The world is fast changing AND THERE ARE NEW CHAPTERS AND CHALLENGES FOR THE WOMEN WE’VE COME TO CARE ABOUT
played by Jessica Marais Her hot but rocky romance with activist Jim (Matthew Le Nevez) started crumbling when he went on the run from police after being wrongly accused of developer Greg Mathieson’s (Marshall Napier) manslaughter.
Joan almost looked set for a reunion with Jim when Dr McNaughton (Jonathan LaPaglia) admitted to police he was the one at fault but Jim was forced to go back on the run. He wanted Joan to join him and baby James but after confessing he’d been unfaithful she tearfully refused. This is despite the fact she had just found out she was pregnant with his baby.
So when we meet Joan again she will likely be single and alone while awaiting the birth of her baby. She’s probably going to face huge challenges raising the child on her own while also continuing her career as a doctor. Joan had figured out that Patty was the woman Jim slept with so this is likely to impact the former friends. And also mean that we shouldn’t expect Joan to use Patty’s creche as child care when she has a shift at the hospital.