Meggie: What is it?
Ralph: The plane bogged in the mud when we landed. I must have bruised my side.
Meggie: Let me see… you rode all the way from Gilly like this?
Ralph: I hardly noticed it. I was worried about the horse making it through all that mud. I borrowed him in Gilly… oh, God. Don’t. Meggie, don’t. No! Meggie, what have you done to me? What might you do to me if I let you?
Meggie: You’ve come back.
Ralph: Darling Meggie, don’t cry. The world hasn’t come to an end because of a fire… no matter how terrible it was. You’re safe. That’s all that matters. I was so worried. Harry Gough called me and I flew right out. Imagine…
Meggie: Then you don’t know. Father, Daddy, and Stuie… they’re dead!
Ralph: No. Meggie.
Meggie: Daddy died in the fire, and Stuie found him. And then, there was a wild boar… and it killed my Stuie.
Ralph: Oh, Meggie. Meggie.
Rachel Ward as Meggie Cleary in The Thorn Birds.12:59pm
Meggie and Ralph at Matlock Island.10:03pm
The Thorn Birds1:45pm
This should have been the ending…11:18pm
The Thorn Birds! <312:18pm