FATHER FROM THE TRUTH
Chrissie’s QUEST FOR THE FACTS ABOUT HER DAD BRINGS A GUN-TOTING MADMAN, KIDNAPPERS, PARAMEDICS AND THE OLD BILL TO HOME FARM’S DOORSTEP!
Obsessed with learning the true identity of her biological father, Chrissie is leaving no stone unturned in her search. What she doesn’t know is that Lawrence is hiding correspondence he’s intercepted to protect the woman he raised as his daughter from finding the details of her sordid conception and birth. No amount of persuasion from his boyfriend Ronnie will convince Lawrence to be honest and open with Chrissie – especially after he reads one letter from mystery man Tim Richards informing Chrissie that Lawrence has lied to her about her father her entire life!
Instead of honesty Lawrence (John Bowe) chooses subterfuge, hiring security consultant Dean (Danny Ryder) to track down and violently deal with Tim (Mark Moraghan), who’s been stalking the White family since he called Hotten FM to accuse Lawrence of murder live on air! He has intimate knowledge of the affair that produced Chrissie (Louise Marwood) decades earlier, and wants revenge on Lawrence for the chaos he caused over it.
Outraged over the subsequent assault to silence him about his knowledge of Chrissie’s paternity, Tim ramps up his campaign of payback against the White family, sneaking in to Home Farm during the clay pigeon shoot festivities, armed with a stolen gun! Cornering Lawrence, Tim responds to his enemy’s dare to kill him, imprisoning him unconscious in a carbon monoxide-filled car garage! Fortunately with paramedic aid, Lawrence survives while the police hunt for Tim.
Also hunting the fugitive is an aggrieved Lachlan (Thomas Atkinson), who wants to punish Tim for continually harassing his grandfather over the issue of Lachlan’s mother’s paternity. Further motivated by spying Chrissie trying to kiss Tim, Lachlan frets that if he tells her about her father the news will devastate her! Acting on the violent instincts he honed in prison, Lachlan and his old prison pal Gerry (Shaun Thomas) snatch Tim and crudely bind and gag him in the stables!
Amid all the panic and mayhem, lives could be lost when a stressed Lawrence collapses again and is rushed to hospital with a ruptured aneurysm!
A bewildered Chrissie weeps at the thought of losing the one man who’s been a dad to her!