Emotional scene between Fee and Father Ralph.
The saga that spans half a century echoing through three generations.
A love unattainable forbidden forever.
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.
Sydney Penny and Richard Chamberlain as Little Meggie and Ralph in The Thorn Birds.
The Thorn Birds Cast today. Honorable Mentions: Barbara Stanwyck and Jean Simmons; RIP.
Barbara Stanwyck and Richard Chamberlain as Mary and Ralph in The Thorn Birds.
Rachel Ward as Meggie Cleary in The Thorn Birds.
Richard Chamberlain as Ralph de Bricassart in The Thorn Birds.