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In Thomas's world:
Thomas steps up to the plate with Chris.
And in Sheila’s world:
While driving her ambulance to answer an emergency call, Sheila encounters an accident in a flash flood.
Thomas tries to make amends with Chris.
Sheila drives an ambulance at a military hospital in Tamworth. When injured soldiers from the Middle East arrive, she gets firsthand news of Colin McKechnie and the Eighteenth Brigade.
Episode #009 begins Part Two of The Sheila Stories, which take place almost entirely in New South Wales.
The first story of Part Two is You're in the AWAS Now:
In Thomas's world:
He frets about telling his daughters the stories from the war years.
Colin fights in the Middle East, and Sheila joins the Australian Women's Army Service.
In Thomas’s world:
Thomas reveals to Chris the source of the Sheila Stories.
As the war in Europe rages, Sheila follows the news closely to learn what happens to Colin McKechnie and the Eighteenth Brigade.
April surprises Thomas when she invites Chris to join them for the nightly telling of the Sheila Stories.
Australia prepares for war, and Sheila hears surprising news from Colin McKechnie.
Thomas and Chris have a second more intimate conversation.
While riding her pony Kirra in the Western Downs, Sheila is pulled into the flash flood created by a violent storm.
Natalie and April surprise Thomas as they seek to bring Chris closer into the family.
On a prospecting trip into the Western Downs, Sheila’s truck breaks down and she must wait overnight for help. But the wild dingoes arrive first.
Chris Carbone—an attractive woman in her thirties—moves into the spare apartment, a development that Thomas finds awkward.
And in Sheila’s world, she continues to expand her holdings which piques the interest of a stock and station agent named Colin McKechnie.
Thomas interviews a woman-Chris Carbone-as a prospective tenant for the spare apartment, but he is intimidated because she is attractive.
And in Sheila's world:
While clearing out a neglected barn, Sheila comes face to face with a deadly Eastern Brown Snake.
Natalie and April beg their father to allow them to have a dog like the one in the first Sheila story, but Thomas is reluctant because of the cost.
Sheila struggles to ride a pony and realizes she needs the help of Tom and his family to survive as a farmer.
Thomas—a widower—seeks to create a strong female role model for his daughters Natalie and April by telling them the Sheila Stories.
In the first story, Sheila Wright—at the age of eighteen—travels from her home in Sydney to Toowoomba, Queensland, with the intention of buying a sheep farm.