Maria's on trial for murdering her husband and there are a couple of major complications for David and Joni in mounting a defense. The first is that Maria is so terrified of her daughter April being harmed by Eva, her mother-in-law, that she refuses to give evidence or even talk about the abuse perpetrated on her by her deceased husband, Scoles. The second complication is that Joni tells David that their relationship is over. David, struggling to stay focused, knows that their only hope is to prove a history of physical abuse of Maria by Scoles, and in the absence of any evidence from Maria, David sends Tim out on to scout local hospitals for any evidence that Maria has been admitted with injuries. Peter is perplexed by David's lack of focus, and when Joni reveals to Peter that she has just ended their relationship, Peter is forced to ask David to lift his game and try not to let the Joni thing impinge on his defense of Maria. Peter's not entirely reassured by David's reply. Kees ...
4 October 2001 (New Zealand)
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