2 EPISODE 8 LIFE CHANGES
Will and Sarah continue to struggle with money. Sarah tells Will
she's run out of access on their card, he tells her to stop buying so much.
WILL: Your sarcasm and your fatuous sense of humour just
don't impress me Sarah. I used to find your lack of intelligence quaint and
charming, even sexy, not anymore
Jack and Beth have dinner with their friends from Africa, Angie
and Drew. Not long into dinner Angie notices the ring on Beth's finger and Jack
and Beth announce that at last the big day is on.
Will and Kim stay late at work to sort out the paperwork for the fund holding
meeting. After they have completed the report Kim presents Will with a bottle of
bubbly to celebrate. She says he has worked wonders on getting The Beeches on
the road to fundholding. They get involved in a chat about Will's taste in
women, he says he shouldn't have always gone for lookers like Sarah, then maybe
he would've ended up with someone like Kim - she is flattered.
WILL: I'll tell you something that I wouldn't tell
everybody else. I think I would've had a happier life - Oh god this sounds awful
- I think I would've had a happier life if I hadn't been as good looking!
Their relaxed chat is interrupted by Sarah ringing Will's mobile. She has received
a letter home from Tony's school about his bad behaviour. Both Sarah and Tony
have become angry and in the fall out Sarah grabs Tony's arm and he falls
against the door and cuts his head. Will arrives home and patches up Tony's head
before turning his attention to Sarah. He tells her she is going to have to
change her ways and her attitude towards their family or it's over.
WILL: If you don't begin to make an investment in this
family, in this marriage. If you're really not prepared to do that then that's
it, that's the end.
Is that some kind of ultimatum? Screw you!
Kim hints to Beth that Will has problems at home and that Beth shouldn't be
so hard on him. Beth is concerned and asks Will if everything is ok, he says
they are fine.
WILL: If I think I'm about to crack up again I'll give you
notice next time. The practice won't suffer
I wasn't thinking about the practice Will
Sarah and Tony's relationship goes from bad to worse. Tony won't talk to
Sarah and refuses to include her in anything that he and Will are doing. Will
feels sorry for Sarah and tells her she must talk to Tony. Sarah says she can't,
Will says she has to.
Angie is unwell. She is complaining of back problems. Due to her career as a
dancer Beth requests some tests from the hospital and tells Angie to stay of the
painkillers. Angie takes no notice and asks Drew to go to The Beeches and get
her some tablets. Drew goes to see Jack and prescribes some pills for Angie not
realising that Beth has asked her to stay off them. Angie's test results reveal
that Angie has osteoporosis, Angie is devastated and leaves Beth to do a hard
work-out at the dance studio. When Drew arrives home he finds Angie collapsed on
the floor with a bottle of pills beside her. Beth arrives and tells Drew not to
worry. Angie hasn't overdosed, she has taken pills she shouldn't have.
Jack and Beth argue about the situation. Jack asks Beth how was he supposed to
know that Angie shouldn't have been on the pills as there was nothing on her
records. Beth says there was if he went back far enough. However there was
nothing o Angie's recent records as Beth hadn't had time to write them up due to
Will being absent because of various fundholding meetings.
The Beeches staff gather for their first official fundholding meeting with Greg
Miller. Beth is unconvinced from the start and soon she and Will have a heated
row in front of everyone. Beth tells Will that fundholding won't work because it
treats patients as customers not people. She uses the incident with Angie as an
example of the lack of time they will have if The Beeches goes fundholding. The
argument results in Beth walking out of the meeting.
Sarah goes to see Jack. She doesn't know what to do about she and Will, she says
she doesn't know what she'll do if Will leaves her.
JACK: Beth's my best friend that's why
I'm optimistic about us, we get on
I never thought of Will as a friend. I mean I fancied him well enough, loved him
to I suppose but I don't know if I ever really liked him.
Kim tells Beth she has to accept fundholding. She says she will help out
with the extra work as much as she can.
Beth explains her concerns to Jack. She tells him she feels the practice is
slipping out of her hands, she wants to maintain the practice her dad started.
Jack asks her to make her peace with Will as he thinks he and Sarah may be about
to separate. Beth apologises to Will about the meeting. However she tells him
not to expect her to think that fundholding is important - it's not. The only thing
that is important is people.
Having accepted her illness Angie and Drew decide to go back to Africa. Jack and
Beth are sad to see them go.