3 EPISODE 15 OTHER LIVES
Jack, Beth and Will attend the solicitors to sign an agreement
which allows Will to leave the partnership 5 months earlier then the contract
states. They later have dinner and Beth is upset by Will saying she's settled in
WILL: Let's face it - you've always wanted to be in Cardale
- you clearly love the place
Andrew moves out of The Manor and into Lauras as Chloe and James are
preparing for their final foster care meeting. They attend the meeting and are
overjoyed when the committee tell them they have approved
their application to become foster parents.
PANEL: James and Chloe I'm pleased to tell you there are no
more questions and we'd be happy to recommend you as foster carers
Will pays his last visit to Alice North. She tells him he was just shaping
up to being a good doctor and now he is running off to an office job. He says
goodbye and reminds her to keep taking her pills. She says yes before she
watches him walk down her path...... for the last time?
Jack and Beth become caught up in a family scandal. Jacks patient Vanessa Machin
(played by Susannah Corbett who went on to become Beeches Physio Kerri)
is a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer and is trying to move into her own place. For this
to happen she needs a medical reference to say she is fit enough to look after herself.
Jack realises Vanessa won't be looking after herself as she is having an affair
with her sister Louise's husband Martin. Beth is furious when she finds out as
she has just recommended Louise and Martin for a course of I.V.F. treatment.
Jack tells her she can't use the affair as a reason not to refer them as she
would be breaking patient confidentiality as Vanessa confided in him about the
affair. Jack thinks she is so upset about the case because of the miscarriage -
Beth denies it and walks out.
Beth arrives at The Beeches where she is surprised to see the surgery open and
Will inside. He tells her he's changed his mind - he doesn't want to leave
Cardale after all. He says he doesn't see the point of leaving a place where he
has so many god friends. He asks if it will be a problem for him to stay on.
Beth says not at all - it will make her very happy.
WILL: Being with Alice has made me realise that Cardale is
now my home
Beth goes home and tells Jack about Will's change of heart. She tells him
she wants to leave Cardale. She wants them to go to Africa on a sabbatical. Jack
is shocked and asks her if she would've felt the same if the miscarriage hadn't
have happened. She says it has happened and it's changed her - she wants to go
to Africa with him. However Jack is not convinced. He tells her if he's not sure
running away is the right thing to do. She tells him all the pain that has happened
to them is still clinging and they need to go away to be alone together.
BETH: We should go away together, to somewhere you love, to
somewhere you've always wanted to share with me
Louise tells Beth she has always known about Vanessa and Martins affair, but
as Vanessa is going to lead such a short life why should she deprive her of
happiness. Beth says she will refer them for the I.V.F. treatment. Jack tells
her she has done the right thing and also says he has made his mind up about
Africa - he will go with her.
Chloe and James get a call from social services. They have a short term emergency
for them - a little boy called Matthew whose mother is in hospital. They are
excited and welcome Matthew with open arms.
Jack and Beth call Will away from his lunch. They tell him they are going to
Africa for a 6 month sabbatical to help set up accident and emergency clinics.
He is shocked but wishes them good luck.
WILL: Beth this is your practice
It's our practice
The folk of Cardale turn up in force to say goodbye to Jack and Beth. Andrew
is now a fully qualified G.P. and is going to stay on for a while to help out
Will. Kim says her goodbyes to Jack. She says she hopes he and Beth have a good
time out in Africa. Beth says goodbye to Will and explains why she has to move
on. Will is concerned that it sounds like she and Jack are never coming back -
she assures him they will.
BETH: When I came back to Cardale to help out my dad I
wasn't planning on staying forever. I'm tired of being the one everyone expects
to stay behind
You sound as though you don't intend on coming back. You and Jack are coming
back aren't you Beth?
Of course we are
Jack and Beth take one last walk through the peaks. He asks her if she's
changing her mind again - she asks what about; leaving Cardale or taking him
with her! He notes she wouldn't make it without him - she replies she wouldn't
want to. They kiss and that as the whole world knows was the last we saw of medicines
most caring couple!
JACK: You wouldn't make it to the county line without me
I wouldn't want to