12 EPISODE 2
Claire is making her presence felt at The Beeches, especially
with Carol whose relationship with Alex becomes strained because of the new
ALEX: Is everything alright?
Fine. Can I borrow the key to the poisons cupboard?
On her way to the hairdressers, Alice is upset to see 'The Black Swan's'
name has been changed to 'The Inn in the Square'. She expresses her concerns to
hairdresser Jackie who finds time for a quick swig of whisky before cutting
Alice's hair. Alice later arrives at The Beeches with a cut ear! Alice tells Tom
and Carol that Jackie made the accident because she had been drinking. Carol
pays Jackie a visit, Jackie is upset about what happened to Alice and explains
to Carol that she has been experiencing periods of shaking. Tom examines Jackie
and suggests she has an M.R.I scan to rule a few things out.
Abbey Wells arrives at The Beeches and asks for an appointment with Will. He
sees her and tells her that she is pregnant. Abbey says she is not sure how the
childs father will react. Abbey leaves The Beeches abruptly and finds Tony
sitting outside a cafe'. He is surprised to see her and it is obvious that they
are 'together'. It was Abbeys car that Tony stole when he went joyriding with
Charlie. Tony tells her he wants to go back to London. Will is woken in the
early hours by Tony and Abbey making food...and noise. Tony introduces Will to
Abbey......as his wife! The following morning, Kate finds Will outside. Will
tells her that Tony has been married for 6 months and that Abbey is expecting
his child. He tells her he doesn't think Tony knows. Kate says that he has to
accept Abbey is Tony's wife and that they must build bridges with Tony if they
have any hope of sorting this out.
Alex offers Claire a room at her place. Claire expresses her concerns that Tom
might not want her there playing 'cuckoo'. Alex explains that she and Tom don't
live together. Claire accepts her offer and tells Alex she is the main reason
she came to Cardale.
Claire visits Ralph Tresscott to dress some sores. She gives him some stronger
painkillers then what he is used to. He says they are not his regular ones,
Claire adds that she's not a regular nurse!
Alex tells Tom how Claire has upset Carol. Tom tells her not to worry. They
enjoy a romantic moment which is interrupted as Claire walks in wanting coffee.
Kerri walks by the pub and can't resist going in when she sees the 'under new
management' sign. She meets new landlord Shaun Carter but he fails to impress
her when his bottle opening skills leave Kerri soaked in lager!
With Claire in full earshot, Will asks Alex if she can cover surgery tonight as
Kate wants him to have supper with Tony and Abbey. Alex agrees despite having already
made plans with Tom.
Will and Kate get ready for their night out with Tony and Abbey whilst Charlie
prepares for his 15th birthday party. However at the restaurant there is no sign
of Tony, leaving Will and Kate to talk with Abbey alone. Abbey tells them that
she isn't sure if she wants the baby or not - unbeknown to Abbey she has hit a
raw nerve with Will and Kate and Will says he will not let her decide the fate
of his grandchild without Tony's consent. Abbey informs them that it is her baby
and her decision.
Claire arrives at Tom's with a bottle of wine looking for Alex. He explains Alex
is covering for Will - Claire says she didn't know. Tom asks her if she wants to
come in - she says yes. They share Claire's bottle of wine and she asks him
about his relationship with Alex. He tells her it took them a while to et
together but stresses how special Alex is to him. Claire says they are very
CLAIRE: Sometimes it's just not worth the hassle
No, it is this time
Tony's absence from the restaurant is explained as he is at Charlie's
party dealing out the booze. Will and Kate arrive home to find Alex's car outside
their house - Charlie has been hurt. Alex tells them that it's just cuts and
bruises. Tony emerges and informs them that they have missed a great party. His
advances towards Abbey are not reciprocated and he assures her that all she
needs is some 'gear'. Having overheard; Kate is horrified to find a photo of she
and Will smothered in lines of drugs. She launches herself at Tony calling him a
bastard, he is untouched by Kate's anger but Will has to drag her away from him.
Alex reassures Kate that she doesn't think Charlie has taken any drugs.
Tom tells Jackie that she has Parkinson's disease. She is devastated and her
case is made worse by the fact her husband Keith seems oblivious to the
situation. Tom tells Keith his dreams of miracle cures are not a substitute for
the emotional support that Jackie needs. Tom informs Keith that he will to face
up to Jackie's illness and pull his weight even if Tom has to drag him through
it. Keith resolves to get a job and expresses his support to Jackie - much to
Kate catches Tony giving Charlie a hard time. She tells Tony to stay away from
Charlie and tells Will that he has to sort this out. Will and Tony have a
showdown and Will says he doesn't want the lifestyle Tony leads under his families
roof. Tony inadvertently tells Will that Charlie was in the car with him when he
was caught speeding. Will tells him to get out of the house today.
KATE: You take any of your filth near Charlie again - I'll
A lady called Melody arrives at The Beeches looking for Mr. Tresscott. Alex
and Claire take her to his house where he collapses. They call an ambulance and
Alex tells Melody Ralph has angina. Alex and Claire discover that Melody has
never met Ralph until today and that they became friends over a saucy chat line.
Alex asks Claire about the painkillers she gave Ralph. Claire says she thought
he needed something extra. Alex tells her next time she must go through the
Tony and Abbey arrive back at Will and Kate's house. Tony swings for Will when
he answers the door and in the fallout Abbey collapses. Will calls for an
ambulance and Tony is shocked when he hears Will telling the operator that Abbey
is eight weeks pregnant. At the hospital they find that Abbey's pregnancy was
ectopic. Will tells Tony they have lost the baby. Will tells Tony that he knows
what he and Abbey are going through and says he can help him through it. Tony
says he can't - the only person who can help him is Abbey. Kate arrives and
comforts Will as Tony walks away.
WILL: I know how it feels to lose a child
What does it feel like to throw one away?
Back at Alex's Tom helps Claire to move her stuff in. She thanks him with a
kiss on the cheek. She then kisses him on the lips but within seconds Tom pulls
away. He goes outside to Alex who has just arrived home and kisses her as Claire