SERIES 4 EPISODE 6
Will tells Andrew he's been thinking it over and thinks he needs
to get a female partner. Andrew is gutted and Erica thinks it's discrimination.
ERICA: It's discrimination
Best get on the phone to Brussels straight away
Erica confronts Will about his decision and says it has put her in an
awkward position with Andrew. He says it was a difficult decision to make and
asks for her help with a dialysis patient as Erica has spent 6 months working in
a renal unit.
Kirsty notices Andrew is down and asks him what's wrong. He says The Beeches are
not considering him to be a partner in the practice. She asks why they would as
he didn't apply. Andrew tells her that he did apply - 2 weeks ago.
Will asks Kate what she wants to do at the weekend. She tells him Charlie is
home for the weekend and Will assumes that that they will all do something
together. Kate says Charlie can be very protective of her and she's worried
about how they'll get on. Will tells her they will never know if they don't give
it a go. Kate agrees he can meet Charlie at the weekend.
Kirsty is hurt that Andrew never told her he was applying for the partnership.
She tells him he must share things with her. She is also confused as she thought
the plan was for them to return to Liverpool after the initial 4 months.
Will and Erica are called out to Will's dialysis patient Chris Curtis. Chris has
blood poisoning and his health is deteriorating. As Will is on call Erica stays
at the hospital with Chris. The hospital tell Erica Chris needs a transplant.
Erica pushes for a family match but her pushing only forces Chris's parents to
tears. It's impossible for them to be donors - Chris is adopted and he didn't
know. Erica feels awful that she has let the cat out of the bag and tells Will
he should've told her the full story before she put her foot in it.
Erica visits Chris at the hospital and reveals that she too is adopted. Chris
gives Erica permission to find his natural parents in hope of getting a donor.
His adoptive parents are angry at Erica's interference but his adoptive mother
comes round and gives Erica Chris's natural birth certificate. Will tells Erica
she should go through the proper channels to find Chris's real parents and says
she has been spending too much time one patient. However Erica goes ahead with
the search anyway.
Erica's interview for practice partner is a disaster when she confronts Will
abut his single sex policy and states all that is wrong with The Beeches.
Will tells Kim that's he's meeting Kate's son this weekend and is really
nervous. He tells Kim he really likes Kate and hopes Charlie will like him. Kim
assures him he'll be fine, he's a great dad.
Erica tells Chris that she is meeting with his natural mother. The meeting is a disaster
when Chris's mum says she can't help as she now has a new family. She tells
Erica to leave. Erica tells Will what she has done and breaks down in tears. She
tells Will that she's adopted and has been so involved with this case because
she wanted to believe if she was in Chris's position her mother would help her.
ERICA: I wanted to believe that a mother would do anything
for her child
Will's weekend with Kate and Charlie goes well when Will impresses Charlie
with tales from his past. However he confesses to Kate that he elaborated on the
action hero bits, she is pleased that he and Charlie have hit it off.
Erica goes back to see Chris's mother and persuades her to take tests to see if
she is a suitable match to be a donor. She is and she agrees to go ahead with
the kidney transplant. Both Chris and his mum survive the operation.
Will tells Erica he's decided to give her the partnership. When Andrew sees them
celebrating he feels left out. Andrew tells Kirsty he would've like to have been
a partner but now hopes they can start a family together. She places doubt on
that when she reveals she wants to start teacher training.