2 EPISODE 13 HAPPY EVER AFTER
The police arrive at Alice's house. They have a warrant for her
arrest because she hasn't paid her council tax. They says if she gives them the
money now they can leave. Alice doesn't have the money so they arrest her. When
she is taken to the station she is put in a cell.
Jack and Will are preparing for interviews for the position of fund manager. The
interview a number if candidates but are terribly excited at the prospect of
interviewing Trevor - they vow to make him squirm. Kim tells them she hopes they
find someone soon, hey say they are looking for someone who she can really get
INTERVIEWEE: No need to show me out. I can find my way,
just about anywhere
Oooh I bet she can!
Alice is taken into the court for a hearing where Isabel is magistrate.
Isabel informs the court that she knows the defendant and they adjourn. Isabel
goes outside the courthouse and calls Beth from a phonebox. She informs Beth of
Alice's situation but tells her to keep quiet - she shouldn't have said
Beth arrives to take Alice home and is disgusted to see how Alice has been
treated. As Beth tries to get her to stand up Alice collapses. She is very worn
out and Beth takes her home. She tells Alice that she doesn't understand why she
is being so hazy with her council tax payments, as Alice isn't really sure
whether she paid them or not.
Jack and Will interview Trevor. They are pleasantly surprised by his attitude
towards the job. Later when they have dinner with Beth and Isabel they tell them
how well Trevor did and how they think Trevor would be perfect for the job. Beth
is surprised. The dinner party turns sour when Beth and Isabel clash over
Alice's situation and despite Will's protestations Isabel leaves.
Alice refuses to open the door to Beth. The milkman tells Beth that Alice has
been paying through her letterbox for about a month. Beth tells Will that she
thinks Alice is scared of going out. She asks Will if he will come and see Alice
with her as Alice has s soft spot for him. He says he will on one condition -
that Beth interviews Trevor for the fund manager's job. She reluctantly agrees.
Jack's tenants, the Clarkes have their brother Carl to stay. He is a drug addict
and can't kick the habit. He breaks into The Beeches and steal some prescription
pads and syringes. Beth is called to the scene but can't find anything else
missing. Isabel finds Carl asleep in a hut and calls Jack. Carl is high and
threatens Jack and Isabel with a knife. The situation worsens when he recognises
Isabel from the curt where she was the magistrate hearing a case which did not
go in his favour. Jack talks him around and the police take him away.
Beth and Will visit Alice. She lets them in after Will lays down the law with
her. She tells them she has been confused by the bills and finds it hard to keep
track. Alice also says that she became lonely after Douglas died. Beth tells her
shell start visiting her and see if she can get someone from the church to take
her for Sunday service.
WILL: Alice if you don't open this bloody door I'm going to
break it down
Disheartened by recent events; Isabel tells Jack that she is retiring from the
magistrate court. She doesn't feel she does any good anymore.
Alice visits Beth at The Beeches with a bottle of homemade plonk and a birthday
card. She thanks Beth for helping her. Beth is touched and delighted that Alice
has come all that way on her own.
ALICE: You've got a sharp tongue, but a good heart
Two of a kind then
Chloe calls Beth to the pub for an emergency however when Beth arrives she finds
the Cardale crew out ion force for a surprise party. Leanda lets it slip that
Trevor has got the job much to Kim's delight and Ellie's annoyance. Isabel and
Beth make up and Ellie tells Kim they'll be looking for other jobs soon. Kim
says that's ridiculous - they'll always need a practice nurse and a practice
manager. Trevor is about to tell Beth that he's let it slip about the job but
Jack interrupts by kissing Beth to a rapturous applause!!