EPISODE 8 DIVIDED WE STAND
arrives back at The Beeches for his first day at work. Carol receives a postcard
from Andrew. Heís in Liverpool doing locum work as he can't find a practice at
present. Carol presents Will with his patient list, and Sam is not happy when he
discovers several of his patients have requested to be transferred back onto
Willís list; including Alice who has made a special request to be reunited with
her old sparring partner!
has an appointment with Will Ė mainly to catch up with the gossip! She tells him
about her job, taking other peoples dogs for a walk. She asks Will how he is. He
tells her he is thrilled to be back in Cardale. She asks how Emily is and says
that she must be coming up to the age of 3. Alice asks when Kate, Charlie and
Emily will be joining him in Cardale. He tells her there is a lot to sort out
and says that nothing is definite yet. Alice comments that he must miss them,
Will says he does.
has had to move on from The Black Swan, Alice offers him a room at her house.
Tom tells her she canít pinch his lodger and explains that Will has already
agreed to move in with he, Joe and Leanne. When Alice is gone Will asks Tom if
he was serious. Tom says yes. He could do with the company.
patient Chris is on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. However he keeps
rebelling against the doctors advice and after a row with his half brother at
the pub, Chris storms out and retreats to the local arcades, leaving his pager
behind. As his father sits in the pub he hears Chrisís pager beep and realises
this means a donor has been found. Chrisís father alerts Will and together they
go to find Chris. However when Will tracks Chris down and takes him to the
hospital they are told that the Kidney has been given to someone else Ė Chris
was too late.
is having problems with her TV set. Local repair man Dougie takes a look at it
for her. Whilst he is looking at the aerial, Alice questions him about his female
companion whom she often sees walking his dog. Dougie tells her she must be
mistaken, he doesnít have a girlfriend and no-one else takes his dog for a walk.
Dougie later goes to The Beeches as he has a problem with his back. Alex canít
find anything medically wrong. However when Kerri examines Dougie she tells Alex
that his back problem is often seen in women who wear high heels. Kerri tells
Alex that she thinks Dougie may have a habit of dressing up.
brother Tony is Samís patient. He makes an appointment to see Sam and tells him
he would like to donate a kidney to Chris. Sam is not sure that Chris has made
the decision on his own and thinks Chris has bullied him into it. Sam tells Will
what Tony has said and Will says they canít just dismiss it as there is no
evidence that Chris has bullied Tony into donating a kidney. Sam says he has seen
how Chris treats Tony and is adamant that Tonyís request should go no further.
Will says this could be Chrisís last chance and thinks the least they could do
is run tests on Tony to see if heís a compatible match.
WILL: What's worse then watching someone suffer and not
being able to help?
home Dougie makes himself up and gets in to his female clothes. As he is coming
down the stairs in his heels, there is a knock at the door - itís Alice. Dougie
quickly turns to go back upstairs but loses his balance and tumbles to the bottom
of the staircase. Alice hears the commotion and goes round the back to check
that Dougie is ok. When she enters the house she is surprised to find Dougie on
the floor in full women's attire minus his wig.
arrives at Dougieís house and sends him to hospital in an ambulance. Alice, who
is still shocked at what she saw comments to Alex that she never knew Dougie was
Ďone of thoseí. Alex loses her temper and tells Alice not to gossip about Dougie
so that he can return home in peace. Upset by Alexís outburst Alice flees home.
probes to be a perfect match for Chris and despite opposition from their
individual parents the operation goes ahead. Kerri tells Sam she thinks his
objections over Tony being Chrisí donor have more to do with his dislike for Will
then the actual situation.
later visits Sam and tells him the operation went well. Sam asks if he would
like to come in for a drink but Will says no, heís got some letters to do that
WILL: Never give up on a child Sam. Never.