Episode 3073

Australian Air Date: 20th June 2001

The day of the trial finally arrives. Alf is shocked to discover the identity of the magistrate. Leah is concerned over Vinnie’s latest money making venture.

Return episode, last seen in #1348. Returned to the Bay to preside over Kane’s rape trial.
Dani’s lawyer.
Kane’s aunt.
Kane’s lawyer.
Present at Kane’s trial.
Delivered Kane’s not guilty verdict.

Extended Summary

Morag Bellingham is back in Summer Bay. Alf, Fisher and Sally are the only ones who really know who she is and what she is capable of. Unfortunately she’s presiding over Dani’s court case, so you can imagine Alf’s shock, he knows what she is like.
The case was most uneventful and the verdict was how most people in Summer Bay have been expecting it to be, it makes it hard when it’s one persons story again another. Brodie, Kane and Dani gave evidence, as did Will, who admitted Dani thought it was her fault. It was a trying time for Dani, who became more and more upset as the trial progressed. When it came down to the verdict, Morag told the jury it was a case of one person’s word against the other. Obviously she didn’t believe there was enough evidence to convict. Unfortunately, the jury felt the same and acquitted Kane with a ‘not guilty’ verdict.

Fisher asked Morag why she kept her return secret. She said it would have created a conflict of interest. Well, one thing’s for sure, she’s not making any friends. She’s the same as she always was.

Vinnie’s determined to make money for the car. He’s been yabbering on about Leah and Gypsy’s perfect colours. Gypsy thinks its funny seeing Vinnie tell her what colour suits her and why. Irene’s told Leah she once did door-to-door work and lost money. So Leah’s told Vinnie they don’t need the cash badly, so why not give it up. She then told him about her father’s offer of the Mercedes (which she refused). Vinnie was amazed she said no and got her to ring Theo to see if it was still available. It wasn’t, and now Vinnie’s stunned they missed the opportunity of a lifetime.

Erin Flannery