EPISODE 1 STILL WATERS
Kate and Charlie are staying with her friends Gabby
and Adam who own the local boat yard. Gabby and Adam are trying for a baby and
are patients of Wills. Will visits the boat yard to visit them and give them
their last set of test results. Charlie is pleased to see Will and alerts Kate
to his arrival. Kate joins Will outside and he asks her how she is. She says
she's fine and says the break is doing Charlie the world of good. Charlie asks
Will to look at the work he's done on one of the boats but Will says no,
disappointing Charlie and upsetting Kate.
Will tells Gabby and Adam if Adam were to have an operation there should be no
reason why they could not conceive. They ask Will to stay for supper but he says
no. Adam follows Will outside and asks why he hasn't spoken to Kate. Will says
he doesn't know why she is still here as they've been through everything
already. Adam tells Will she's staying because she loves him, he tells him their
separation is also affecting Charlie.
Sam brings Kerri home from hospital. He surprises her by taking her to their new
house he has mortgaged. The accident has left Kerri in a wheelchair but she is
in high spirits as she and Sam still plan to get married.
Alex helps Tom bath Joe. Leanne asks her to stay for some supper but she says
Much to the surprise of The Beeches staff, Richard agrees to fund Gabby and
Adam's operation without any hesitation. Tom tells Alex that the amalgamation
from PCG to PCT means that there may be other contenders for Richard's job. He
tells her Richard's kindness is most likely due to the fact he wants their vote
on the PCT elections.
Kate finds Gabby crying in her bedroom, Gabby tells her she has been bleeding.
Kate calls Will and he comes to the house. He does a test and finds out Gabby is
pregnant. He doesn't understand how, due to the fact that Adam is infertile. He
asks Gabby what he is supposed to do about Adam's operation. She tells him to
leave it as she will sort it out. Will asks Kate if she knows who the father of Gabby's baby is. Kate tells him she doesn't and he walks out on her.
Sam visits Alice at home as she's feeling unwell. She asks about Kerri and wants
to know about their wedding plans. Sam tells her Kerri is fine but asks if they
can concentrate on her own illness. As Sam asks questions about how she is
feeling, Alice serves him up some of her homemade cake.
Adam's brother John is staying with them at the boat yard, he has lost his arm in
an accident and visits Tom for a consultation. Tom wants him to have counselling
but he refuses. Will confides in Tom about Gabby being pregnant. He tells him
Gabby and Adam are good friends of he and Kate's as Kate was Gabby's bridesmaid.
He comments on how good Gabby was with Emily. Tom implies that the father of
Gabby's baby may be John as he speaks so highly of her and spends all his time
at the boat yard. Their conversation is interrupted by Richard shouting at Carol
and demanding to see Will. In a packed reception Will asks Richard what the
problem is. Richard asks Will why Kate has applied for the job as PCT chairman.
Will says he was unaware she had done that as he and Kate split up several
months ago in America. Will assures Richard it has nothing to do with him and
says it is a situation he would not welcome. Richard tells Will to use his
influence to stop Kate applying.
Will storms round to the boat yard and asks Kate why she didn't tell him she was
applying for the job. She tells him he has made it clear that he doesn't want to
know about her and says she needs to earn some money. Will insists that as a GP
Kate can earn money anywhere and tells her that breathing down his neck at work
will not help their situation. Kate tells Will that Cardale is her home as it's
where her friends are, she tells him the only reason she was in America was
because of Emily. Kate tells Will that Charlie misses him, Will says it's not
his responsibility as Charlie is not his son. Kate tells him he is the only
father Charlie has ever had. They are interrupted when Adam reveals John is the
father of Gabby's baby and he says he knows all about it as it was his idea.
Sam visits Alice again. Her test results show she has salmonella. He tells her
that it's procedure for him to call environmental health. During the
conversation he tells her that they will probably check her chickens as the main
course of salmonella is found in eggs. Alice is disgusted!
Kerri attends a physio session. She is noticeably terrified and refuses to let
go of the bars or handrails. Sam arrives at the end of her session and is angry
that she only receives one hours care a day.
Will and Adam meet for a drink. Adam apologises to Will for not telling him
about his idea for Gabby to have a baby with John. Will says he doesn't think
it's a good idea as John may become too involved and not accept that Adam will
act as the child's father. Adam tells Will he won't tell Gabby to get rid of the
baby as unlike him he can't just walk away from his family. Adam returns home
and Kate tells him she is nervous about going to The Beeches and presenting
herself as a candidate for the PCT position. Adam tells her she'll be fine. Kate
sees Charlie is upset and tells him that soon they'll have their own place to
live in. He
tells her that he doesn't know why they are still in Cardale as Will doesn't
want them. Kate asks Charlie if he really wants her to give up fighting for she
and Will's marriage. Charlie tells her to do what she wants.
Kate delivers her presentation to The Beeches staff, but despite support from
Sam, Tom and Alex, Will questions everything she says and Kate leaves. Sam tells
her she's the first person to make the PCT sound interesting and says he'll be
voting for her. Tom and Alex tell Will they are not happy with his treatment of
WILL: I simply asked a few perfectly mannered questions
TOM: No you didn't. You tried
to undermine everything she said, and you succeeded
Will leaves the surgery and finds Kate outside having trouble starting up the
van Adam has lent her. He offers to give her a lift back. On the drive to the
boat yard, Kate asks Will why he had to humiliate her like that. She asks after
walking out on her in America what more he can do to hurt her. She tells him
he'll be rid of her and Charlie soon as she plans to leave Cardale for good. As
they arrive at the boatyard they interrupt a fight between Adam and John. Gabby
intervenes and is pushed to the ground. She loses the baby.
WILL: I didn't notice you begging me to stay
You'd already made up your mind. I just couldn't bring myself to believe it was
Alice goes back to The Beeches. Sam tells her he too is unwell and thinks it is
because of the cake she gave him the other day. He says it could be the chickens
eggs which are causing the salmonella. She is upset that he wants her to get rid
of the chickens and she walk out of the surgery.
SAM: They're only bloody chickens
They're not just bloody chickens to me. They've got names
Alex witnesses the commotion
and follows Sam into the office where he is sick. She tells him to go home. Sam
tells her he feels so hopeless around Kerri, he says he wants her to get better
treatment and says if it wasn't for him Kerri wouldn't be in this mess. He tells
Alex the accident was his fault as he wasn't looking at the road.
SAM: I love her more than anyone and I've done this to her
Sam goes to the bank and asks for a loan. He is taking out more money then he
can afford but agrees to the terms and monthly payments.
Will tells Adam he is no longer a candidate for the operation as his
relationship with Gabby is not stable enough. Adam storms out of The Beeches
saying Will would know nothing about a stable relationship. Charlie arrives at
The Beeches and wants to talk to Will. Will takes him to his home and tells
Charlie he too doesn't understand what is happening with himself and Kate. He
says all he does know is that after Emily's death he and Kate both needed help
but were useless together. He tells Charlie it was more his fault than it was
Kate's - Charlie tells Will it's not just about he and Kate - what about him.
Charlie goes back to the boat yard and takes refuge on an empty boat. He is upset
over Will and Kate's split and sits on the boat crying.
Sam and Kerri go to The Black Swan. He tells her he has organised private
treatment for her and is paying for it with an inheritance from his gran. Alex
tells Kerri that Sam blames himself for the accident. Kerri tells Alex she
doesn't hold Sam responsible and never will.
KERRI: You hate private medicine
But I love you
Kate goes to Will's house and tells him she can't find Charlie. They drive to
the boat yard and find one of the boats on fire. Charlie shouts from the boats
window as Will and Kate search the fields for him. Will spots Charlie and jumps
onto the burning boat whilst Kate goes to the bridge above the river. Will gets
to Charlie and lifts him up to Kate, Gabby and John who are on the bridge. As
they pull Charlie to safety Will is still trapped. Adam and John manage to pull
him clear just as the boat explodes. Will rushes over to Kate and Charlie and holds
Charlie in his arms.
Sam takes Kerri to the clinic and leaves Tom and Alex in charge of painting his
new house. As they are painting they seem to get more paint on themselves then
on the walls and Alex stops to help wipe some paint from Tom's face. As they
move closer they share a kiss, but pull away as Tom makes an excuse to head
Will changes his mind about Adam's operation and puts him forward for it. Kate
asks him why he changed his mind and he tells her it was because he was wrong.
He says he was also wrong to give her a hard time over the PCT job and admits
that she'll do a good job. He says he also needed Charlie to take him bowling,
Kate asks Will if that's all. He takes her hand and tells her yes, that's all,
before taking Charlie bowling and leaving Kate behind.
WILL: Also, I needed
someone to take me bowling
But that's it?