SERIES 2 EPISODE 2 OLD
Sarah is upset that she and Will haven't received and invitation
to the captains ball. Will assures her that it's probably just stuck in the
Beth asks Jack if they can meet for supper. He tells her he's not sure what kind
of relationship they have anymore. He's confused as to whether they are friends,
lovers, what? Beth assures him that nothing's changed and it will just take them
a while to get back to where they were before he proposed.
Beth battles with Rob Clulow, a friend of The Beeches staff whom, despite a
heart condition can't give up smoking. Beth tries to get Mr. Jenkins to operate
on Rob but he refuses seeing as how Rob has made no attempt to quite smoking.
Jack and Beth are adamant that Rob should have the operation but Will agrees
WILL: Oh I bet you get lonely up there on the moral high
ground, good job you've got eachother for company.
Rob's son Harry becomes friends with Tony Preston. They both go to the new
school. Whilst playing at the wreck Tony and Harry become involved in a fight
with some older lads. In no time at all bricks and stones are being hurled from
one gang to another and a brick that Tony throws smashes the roof of a
greenhouse. A piece of the roof lands directly in the stomach of one of the
older boys; Wayne.
Sarah is delighted when she receives her captains ball invite, however when she
and Will leave the house there is no sign of Tony who they figure is just out
Jack is called to see Wayne and administrates some pressure to the wound. Wayne
is in a bad way and Jack can hardly believe it when the finger of blame is being
pointed at Tony.
Will and Sarah are called away from the dinner by the police. They go to see
Tony at the police station who is discharged pending further investigation. Beth
visits Will and Sarah at home. Sarah is hysterical and tells Will that their son
is a murderer. Will tries to calm her down but it just results in another war of
words. When Beth begins to looks after Will Sarah gets angry and shout at Beth
Will tells Beth that he and Sarah are doing a lousy job at bringing up Tony and
Julien. He compares them to Rob Clulow, a single man who still manages to raise
three troublesome children. He finally agrees that she and Jack are right about
Rob's need for the operation.
WILL: You and Jack are right - people should come first
Tony is distraught by his actions and even more so when Sarah refuses to acknowledge
him. Will does his best to help him out, offering him comfort and regular
updates on Wayne's condition. They go to the police station where Tony is let
off with a caution as this is his first offence and he circumstances involved
alot of other youths.
Over a round of golf Will convinces Jenkins to perform Rob's operation - much to
Jack and Beth's delight. He also tells Sarah that they have no choice but to let
Tony mix with the other children in the area, after all what communication
skills will Tony learn from them at home?
WILL: All he'll learn from us is how to spit, snarl and
hurt eachother. What kind of childhood memories do you think Tony and Julien
will have Sarah?