EPISODE 7 PRIVATE LIVES, PUBLIC EYE
Alex opens the new mobile breast
screening unit, with the help of Mayor Brown. Tom drives by and watches as Alex
makes her speech.
ALICE: You wouldn't catch me undressing in a caravan
Tom visits the local school and delivers a talk on careers in medicine. Teacher
Paula is nervous as she has to go to the hospital soon to have a MRI scan.
Alex asks Tom if heíd like to accompany her to the Mayorís ball. In earshot of
Will, Tom tells Alex that he is already going with Kate. Alex asks Will if heíd
like to go with her, he says yes as heíll be able to keep tabs on Kate.
Tom calls Paula and husband Shaun into the surgery. He tells them that the MRI
scan have confirmed their suspicious, Paula had Multiple Sclerosis. Tom tries to
explain what this means for Paula but she runs out of the surgery. Instead of
talking to Shaun, Paula finds comfort in the arms of one of her pupils, Melanie.
They are having an affair which is disguises by the fact Melanie is a tentative
art student of Paulaís.
Kate and Tom arrive at the ball and take their seats next to Will and Alex. Tom
buys a raffle ticket for a weekend break in a luxury cottage. Alex has also
brought a ticket and they both agree to take each other if either one wins. Tom
asks Kate for a dance but she says she needs a drink first. Tom and Alex head to
the dance floor and leave Will and Kate alone. Kate tells Will that she was going
to ask him to accompany her tonight but says she didnít think heíd accept. Will
says he probably wouldnít have and she says thatís why she didnít ask him! Will
asks Kate to dance and she accepts.
Tom leaves the ball early when he is called out to Paula. When he arrives, he is
surprised to find Paula half dressed and in bed with Melanie. Paula asks him not
to say anything as she could lose her job, her husband and her two children. Tom tells Will what he saw and Will says he should inform the school as he
caught a teacher in bed with a student. Will tells him he doesnít want The
Beeches involved as they have a contract with Shaunís company.
Whilst Tom and Alex are having a drink at the pub, Paula collapses. Both Melanie
and Shaun rush to her aid and Melanie reveals that she and Paula are in love
with each other. When Paula arrives home she finds Shaun has packed her things
and kicked her out of the house.
Will tells Tom that Shaun has withdrawn the contract from The Beeches and Melanieís
father has removed the family from The Beeches patient list. Tom tells Alex heís handled
the situation badly and says he shouldíve informed the school when he first found
At The Beeches, Kate congratulates Will, Tom and Alex for a successful turn
around in The Beeches finances. She says the committee is pleased and says the
surgery is doing well. Will escorts her outside and tells her he really enjoyed
the night at the ball. Kate says she enjoyed it too apart from the fact she lost
one of her favourite diamond earrings.
Melanie tells Paula to go back to Shaun and the children, as being without them
is making her give up her fight against MS. Paula goes back to Shaun but Tom
visits her and says it will never work as she is not happy with Shaun. Shaun is
furious at Tomís intervention and pushes Tom out of the house. However Shaun
realises what Tom has said is true, Paula loves Melanie, and he allows her to
leave to be with her.
Will and Kate meet at the pub. She says itís nice as itís been a long time since
theyíve been like this. Will agrees and tells Kate he has something for her. He
hands her a single diamond earring, Kate acknowledges it's her lost earring and
asks Will where he found it. Will says he didnít find it. He presents her with a box
and inside is another diamond earring. He says he brought her a new pair as he
thought three earrings were better then one. She smiles and thanks him.
Tom drives to Alex's house and asks if she wants to go for a drink. She says
itís after 11 and says they wonít find anywhere open. Tom says sheís right and turns
to leave. Alex calls him back and says he canít keep doing this, saying and doing
things and then backing away. Alex asks him why he is here and Tom tells her he
thinks he is in love with her. Alex moves forward to kiss him and Tom responds.
TOM: I think I'm in love with