SERIES 3 EPISODE 8 ILL
A freak storm hits Cardale. The Beeches crew head to The Manor
for a pub quiz minus Will who is playing happy families for Julian's birthday
and Kim who has broken her leg!
The Beeches team of Jack, Laura and Trevor take on The Farmers and fail
miserably. Meanwhile Will and Sarah enjoy a family party with the boys. Both
events are disturbed when the the storm cuts of Cardales power. The church plays
shelter to people who have had houses flooded. The police tell Beth the phone
lines are down as well as the power cables.
Jack tells Beth that they should recruit a trainee for The Beeches to allow her
to take maternity leave when she gets pregnant. She tells Jack he is counting
his chickens to soon and states that they will bring up the baby 50/50 - she
won't be giving up her job.
JACK: I for obvious reasons can't give birth
James and Chloe hear noises coming from the bar. James goes to investigate
and finds his barmaid Marion's son; Shaun stealing the takings. Shaun panics and
hits James on the head, James collapses. Chloe goes downstairs to investigate
the commotion and is alarmed to find James unconscious on the floor. With the
phone lines down she runs for help and alerts the police. They return to the pub
but there is no sign of James. Jack and Beth help look for him and find him in
an alley in quite a bad way.
Shaun returns home and is in the middle of an asthma attack which has been
brought on by what happened at The Manor. He can't find his inhaler and Marion
calls the police when the attack gets the better of him and he collapses.
Will and Sarah reminisce about how they got together. They have some fond
memories and agree that they shared some fun times whilst they were together.
Sarah asks Will if he'd like a proper nights sleep in a bed - he says only if
she promises to be good - they kiss and make their way upstairs. As Sarah goes
to freshen up Will is left alone and suddenly realises what he is doing by
spending the night with Sarah. When Sarah returns he has his coat on and says
that Kim has called to say he is needed at The Beeches. Sarah says she didn't
hear the phone ring, Will says it's lucky that he did.
Farmer Fred Murray goes to Laura's house and asks for her help, one of his
horses has been hurt in the storm. She goes to his farm and helps bandage the
horses cut at the same time as trying to reject Fred's advances!
James is taken to the church and becomes erratic. He runs around the church and
hits Jack before collapsing. Jack tells Chloe that he thinks James may be
bleeding into his skull.
Beth attends to Shaun whose asthma attack is worsening. During her consultation
she explains to Marion what has happened to James, the truth soon comes out when
Marion finds the stolen money on Shaun. Beth tells Shaun that she will find it
very hard to treat him as James is one of her closest friends.
Will and Kim sort out the supplies at The Beeches. She asks him if he and Sarah
are getting back together. He tells her they are not, Kim asks if he thinks
Sarah knows that - Will says maybe she doesn't.
KIM: You can give out very confusing signals Will Preston
Will takes his land rover to the church so that he can take James to hospital.
He and Jack put James in the back along with Chloe who wants to go with James.
They go to Marion's house to pick up Shaun as there are no ambulances able to
get through. They have trouble getting Shaun on board as he struggles to break
free from them. Jack and Will don't understand why Shaun is so distressed, Beth
explains that it was he who stole the money from James. Will stays with Marion
whilst Jack and Beth go to the hospital with Chloe, James and Shaun. They hit
trouble when a tree falls down narrowly missing the car. They pull up
sharply and Shaun goes into arrest. Despite their attempts to resuscitate him,
Shaun dies. An ambulance meets them at the site and takes James to hospital.
Beth tells Jack she feels guilty as all the time she was treating Shaun she was
wanting him to pay for what he did to James. James' tests come back clear - he
has suffered no long term damage - Chloe is overjoyed.
Will returns home and he and Sarah have a heart to heart. She says it would be
wrong for them to get back together as after a few weeks they would be at each others
throats again. Will agrees and Sarah says she and the boys will move out.