3 EPISODE 11 BEDSIDE MANNERS
Beth and her friend Rose Godfrey go horse riding. Rose guesses
that Beth is pregnant. Beth tells her that both she and Jack are delighted.
Trevor is worried when he is informed that he is getting a visit from the Independent
Drugs Committee. Beth assures him the committee exist to advise not to criticise.
Will says he will be fine so long as he hasn't been 'cooking the books' - Trevor
does not find that comment funny. Will stuns The Beeches crew when he announces
he's got himself some work at the ear, nose and throat department at the
infirmary. Jack and Beth are surprised as Will didn't even tell them he was
interviewing for such a post.
Andrew sees Rose Godfrey and changes her prescription. Jack is not happy about
it and doesn't think Andrew examined Rose well enough. He suggests they go and
see her to carry out a more detailed examination. They discover Rose has an aneurysm.
Jack uses his 'softly softly' approach with Rose and Andrew criticises him for
it. He thinks Jack should've told Rose the dangers of her condition rather then
dancing around it. Jack explains that he didn't want to scare Rose into not
going into hospital.
Beth speaks to Will and asks him why he didn't tell her about the post. He says
it's only one afternoon a week and it won't interfere with the practice. She
says she'd hoped that if there was a problem with he and the practice that he
would've spoken to her about it. He tells Beth that Andrew has made him fell
that he lacks ambition. He assures her that he's not looking elsewhere but just
wants to improve his medical skills rather then his golf handicap!
WILL: It's Andrew. He's made me feel as if I've just been
standing still for ten years
Rose's daughter Katie and her boyfriend Mark go to see Andrew. Katie wants
to go on the pill. Andrew prescribes it to her after a long consultation. Katie
hasn't spoken to Rose about it as Rose is a strong catholic and wouldn't support
the pill. However Rose later finds the pills in her draw. When Jack arrives to
talk about her own health, Rose says she will be putting in an official complaint
about Andrew. Jack tells her that the tests have shown a definite aneurysm and
that she needs an operation - she doesn't listen.
Jack explains to Andrew that he has to try and earn peoples trust and learn how
to handle people. Beth tells Rose that in Andrew's position she would've done
the exact same thing and prescribed the pill to Katie.
Jack takes Beth out to dinner to try and help her recover from her terrible
morning sickness! They discuss the baby and wonder if they'll produce a doctor!
Beth says she's not sure if Cardale could handle another generation of Glovers
after she and her father. Jack says he never had a relationship with his father
anything like the one Beth had with hers. They agree that it will be different
for their children.
JACK: I know I'm being over protective. It's just that
you're doubly precious to me now
I've never wanted anything more then I've wanted this child so I'll take care
Andrew confides in Chloe that he is finding it hard to settle in Cardale.
She tells him Jack had the same problem when he first arrived. Chloe tells him
it's simple; if he likes Cardale, Cardale will learn to like him. Andrew is
called out to the Godfreys. Rose has collapsed after a row with Katie and Mark.
Andrew arrives but Rose wants Jack. Rose is in a hysterical state and Andrew
makes things worse when he says if she doesn't let him take her to hospital she
Jack and Beth's romantic evening is interrupted by Andrew calling Jacks mobile.
Jack and Beth arrive at Rose's and within seconds Jack has calmed the situation
down and tells Rose she is not going to die. Jack goes with Rose to the hospital
whilst Beth and Andrew stay with Rose's children. Andrew asks Beth why he can't
be like Jack, calming everything down in seconds. Beth says he must watch Jack,
watch her and learn from them, She tells him he's a good doctor and will get
there in the end.
Trevor's visit goes well with the drugs committee praising Andrews method of
prescribing more adventurous drugs.
Jack and Beth visit Rose in hospital who is making good progress. Jack and Beth
watch as she is reunited with her children and agree that having children is
going to be hard work.