SERIES 12 EPISODE 3
Alex and Claire deliver the baby of Tilly; one of many travelers
who have taken root in Cardale. Alex and Claire disagree over the birth
procedure; Claire thinks Tilly should've been taken to hospital hours ago whilst
Alex is happy with the result; a healthy baby girl. Alex shares her concerns
with Tom who tells her she shouldn't worry about what Claire thinks. Tom and
Alex's lie in is interrupted by Leanne who wants to take Joe for his breakfast;
she seems slightly put out when Alex tells her Joe is fine where he is.
Claire catches Will at the market where he is browsing with Kate and Charlie.
Patient Ron Harris won't let Claire into his house and she tells Will he is
wasting her time. Will visits Ron; he has diabetes and is having to get used to
looking after himself after a spell in prison. When Ron is served with an
eviction notice Will wants to help him, but he finds little support from the
sheltered accommodation authority or colleagues Carol and Claire, Ron was convicted
of manslaughter and he has little support.
Claire catches Tom after surgery. She tells him that they are friends and she
didn't want things to change between them as Alex is her best friend, however
she insists that things have changed after their 'kiss' but Tom is adamant that
New pub landlord Shaun has his work cut out when he tries to promote the
reopening of 'The Black Swan', now called 'The Inn in the Square'. The locals
refuse to drink at his pub and their campaign is led by Alice!
At home Kate cancels a call on Will's mobile; she says The Beeches can do
without him for half an hour. She wants him to talk to Charlie about the Tony
situation. She says Charlie is confused as Tony has disappeared and they have
just swept it under the carpet. The phone rings again and despite Kate's pleas
Will answers the call and heads to The Beeches.
Tom is called out to Elizabeth, a teenager whose mother Judy is in charge
of some building work close to where the travelers are staying. By the time Tom
arrives at the site he finds out that Elizabeth has been taken to hospital. Tom
travels to the hospital and is alarmed to discover that Elizabeth is one of many
people from Cardale to have been admitted to hospital with 'a bug' - Cardale has
The Beeches goes in to overload with Carol suffering from the bug that half of
Cardale have got. With Leanne also sick, Alex has to bring Joe into work with
her. The patients are erratic and concerned and a fight soon breaks out in
reception between the locals and the travelers; who are being targeted as the
source of the bug.
Kate arrives with Simon from the public health authority. Alex indicates that it
could be food poisoning, Simon says that they need to find the source. Will
snaps that they are doctors with a job to do not private eyes. Kate says she
will help out and collate the information. Tom mentions that the travelers were
selling burgers at their site.
Within not time at all Cardale's water supplies are cut off, leading the
community to queue up at the tanker to get some water. Shaun takes the
opportunity to hand out leaflets for the pubs opening night but is dismayed when
Alice tears up her leaflet.
Will pays Ron another visit. Ron asks him about Tony. Will explains that Tony
has gone and he doesn't know if he'll ever see him again. Sharing a similar
history with his own father, Ron tells Will he mustn't lose touch with Tony.
Will continues his game of chess with Ron whilst Tom and Alex join Kate and
Simon for another meeting. It appears the bug is E Coli which is in the local
water streams. However it wasn't the council who cut off Cardale's water - it
was a cable company who drilled through a pipe. Kate is concerned as to why Will
isn't at the meeting; she asks Alex where he is but Alex says she doesn't know.
Tom and Simon arrive at the travelers site with the authorities; they are going
to take some samples to see if they are the cause of the E Coli. Head traveler
Danny is angry at what is happening and he and Tom have a scuffle at the site.
Will and Charlie have a game of chess, Kate is happy to see them together. Will
tells Charlie that he's not sure if Tony is coming back. He assures Charlie that
he will always be there for him, Charlie is happy that they have reestablished
WILL: Tony thought he couldn't talk to me. I want you to
know you always can
Shaun's opening night is a disaster with none of the locals turning up; none
except Kerri who tells him he's got a tough fight on his hands if he thinks the
locals are just going to give in easily. Alice arrives wanting some mineral
water, Shaun's prices are so high that she settles on four bottles of brown ale.
When Alice is gone Shaun lets Kerri in on a secret; as much as he would love to
change the name he can't - he's not the owner!
Tom is called back to the travelers site. Danny's brother Finn has been taken
ill. Whilst Tom is away, Alex receives a late night visit from Tilly and her
baby. Alex lets them have a bath. When Tom arrives home he is furious to find
Tilly has taken the last of their water, he loses his temper with Alex and says
this is not what he needs after the day he's had. Tilly leaves and Alex follows
her but its too late - Tilly has gone. The next morning, Tom apologises to Alex.
He says he has been tired and has not seen as much of her and Joe as he would
like too. Their kiss is interrupted by Simon who has more news about the bug.
Ron is angry when he gets a home help come to his house and sort through his
things. Kate tells Will that she called social services about Ron. He says she
had no right to do that as he was dealing with it. Kate says she was trying to
do him a favour, Will says she was trying to undermine him. Kate replies that
she was actually covering for him as he was neglecting the E Coli bug to play
chess with Ron. Will is furious and tells her never to tell him how to do his
Tom tells Judy that the source of the bug has actually come from her building
work. She has disturbed the land leading the bug to seep into the water supply.
He says he thinks she owes the travelers an apology.
Ron sets his house on fire, Will arrives in time to see him taken away by the
police. When Kate arrives home Will tells her what has happened. She says she's
sorry - what has happened to Ron was never her intention. Kate challenges Will
about why he got involved with Ron, she says its because of guilt about what
happened between he and Tony. Will denies what she is saying and says she never
understood Tony and didn't even know Ron. She tells him that he has spent more
time worrying about a stranger then he has about Charlie and that it will take
more then a game of chess to put things right. Will says if she wanted to make
him feel guilty then she has done a good job. He walks out on her and leaves her
WILL: Well done. Because if this was about guilt then
you've done a good job
At the pub Shaun shows Kerri his answer to the village stand-off against
him. He has hung up some banners reading 'The Black Swan'.
Alex tells Claire that she's not really good at the whole motherhood thing.
Claire comments that it can't go down to well with Tom. Alex is left speechless
and on the verge of tears as Claire indicates that all Tom wants her for is a
substitute mother for Joe.
CLAIRE: You must know that he is only after a Mum for Joe.
Then again with you probably not being able to have kids it's a good deal for
both of you isn't it.