BRAIN SNAP

WHEN Sheila GATH­ERS THE COURAGE TO FLEE THEIR MAR­RIAGE, Stan TAKES HIS ANGER OUT ON Sarah AND THE WOMEN’S CLINIC!

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Stan loses it at Sheila and tar­gets the Women’s Clinic!

“Stan snaps, “tak­ing a gun and storm­ing into the clinic to con­front a pet­ri­fied Sarah!”

Farmer Stan O’Rourke be­lieves a woman should be seen and not heard and who should do what her hus­band tells her! The In­ver­ness lo­cals even re­sorted to bash­ing her when she even dares to act any dif­fer­ently – and the only respite Sheila’s had from her do­mes­tic pain is in her as­so­ci­a­tion with the com­fort­ing Sarah at the Women’s Clinic. She’s en­cour­ag­ing Sheila to fight for her rights and leave an abu­sive Stan… be­fore he kills her!

At long last, fol­low­ing a dou­ble mas­tec­tomy for breast can­cer -- for which Stan (Jack El­lis) beat her up -- and the loss of her house af­ter Stan burned it down – Sheila (Nell Nakkan) finds the strength to walk out on the mon­grel. Un­for­tu­nately, her de­ci­sion is met with con­tempt from the wider con­ser­va­tive com­mu­nity of In­ver­ness. In ru­ral NSW, circa 1960, it’s ab­hor­rent that a woman has de­serted her mar­riage.

With the lo­cals lash­ing out, it’s Sarah (Marta Dus­sel­dorp) who bears the brunt of their wrath, as they blame the for­ward-think­ing clinic for en­cour­ag­ing Sheila’s “mad­ness”. In­flamed by the com­mu­nity ral­ly­ing, and af­ter in­jur­ing Henry (Tim Draxl) and learn­ing that Ge­orge (Brett Climo) and Roy (Frankie J. Holden) are in­ves­ti­gat­ing him over the “ac­ci­dent”, Stan’s anger builds as he strug­gles with his con­fu­sion as to why his wife left him. Fi­nally, he threat­ens the Women’s Clinic with ret­ri­bu­tion.

Un­able to con­trol his emo­tions, Stan snaps, tak­ing a gun and storm­ing into the clinic to con­front a pet­ri­fied Sarah. The ar­gu­ment in­ten­si­fies un­til Stan lashes out and tries to kill her! It’s a hor­ri­fy­ing in­dict­ment of a dis­turbed man whose staunchly tra­di­tional val­ues can’t or won’t al­low him to ac­cept that women’s role in so­ci­ety is chang­ing... much for the bet­ter.

STAN

A PLACE TO CALL HOME SUNDAYS AT 8.30PM ON SHOW­CASE Sarah (Marta Dus­sel­dorp) con­fronts Stan (Jack El­lis)

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