SERIES 4 EPISODE 9
RUNNING ON EMPTY
Will and Kate prepare to have Andrew and Erica round for dinner.
Will asks Kate to move in with him, she says it's too soon for them to be making
decisions like that. He says he means it - he wants to live with her.
Andrew attends to Patrick Siddons, and ex-submarine commander who
has burned himself. His daughter Louise is at medical school. After they have
taken Patrick to hospital Andrew gives her a lift home.
Andrew turns up late at Will and Kate's. Before he goes in he takes some pills,
he is on anti-depressants. The atmosphere is frosty with Andrew virtually
ignoring Erica. After trying her hardest to make conversation with him, Erica
decides to leave. Andrew also decides to go home after Will presses him about
his problems. Andrew is aggressive towards Will and tells him what is happening
in his life is nothing to do with him.
Noticing Erica is upset, Kate goes to see her at home. Erica tells her that she
and Andrew slept together. She says she wants to sort it out with him but can't
because he keeps shutting her out. Kate tells her to give Andrew time. Erica asks
her to not say anything to Will.
Andrew goes back to see Louise. She invites him in and they talk intimately
about Louise's life and Andrew's break-up with Kirsty. Andrew tells her it's the
first time he's been able to talk to anyone for ages.
ANDREW: It looks like being a doctor has just cost me my
Charlie asks Will for advice on his new girlfriend. Kate is pleased to see
them getting on so well but is still not sure whether she and Will should live
Erica pays home visit to Patrick who is now out of hospital. She is
surprised when Andrew arrives and gives Louise some medical books. Louise sees
Andrew at the surgery. She has tonsillitis. Kim, Laura and Russ are alarmed when
Louise comes running out of Andrew's office shouting at Andrew not to touch her.
Louise returns home and tells her father that Andrew touched her. Patrick goes
to The Beeches and tells Will that Andrew had assaulted Louise. He tells him he
wants to file a complaint. Will says he'll notify the FHSA and conduct an in
Will finds Andrew and tells him about Louise''s complaint. Andrew tells him it
must be a misunderstanding and storms around to see Louise. Patrick tells him to
leave and despite his pleads to Louise, Andrew leaves.
Will and Erica discuss the situation. He asks her what has gone on between she
and Andrew. She confesses that she and Andrew had a one night stand. He asks why
she didn't tell him. Erica says because it was none of his business and because
she and Andrew are so ashamed of what happened.
The internal enquiry goes ahead and Louise tells Will and Erica what happened.
After the hearing, Andrew asks Erica what happened. She says she can't tell him
that. She asks him outright of he touched Louise and tells him that Will knows
they slept together. Andrew is furious and tells her that if this is taken
seriously he could be struck off.
Andrew follows Louise to the supermarket. He confronts her in front of a
concerned Chloe and James. Louise runs off and Andrew sinks to the floor, before
Will and Kate prepare a meal for Charlie and his girlfriend. Chloe visits them
and expresses her concerns over Andrew. Will goes to see Andrew and tells him he
shouldn't have confronted Louise.
Whilst Andrew is sleeping, someone appears behind him - it's Kirsty. She tells
him Erica has called her and told her what's happening. She says she's back to
help him. Kirsty goes to see Erica and says she can't believe Louise's
allegations - Andrew would be the last person in the world to make a move on
Will tells Kate how much he loves spending time with she and Charlie. She says
she's not using Charlie as an excuse not to move in, she's just not sure how
he'll take it. Will says she should ask him; Kate says she will. Charlie tells
Kate he'd like them to move in with Will, however Kate is still worried that
they are rushing things.
Andrew apologises to Erica. He tells her he has just felt so guilty about Kirsty.
She wishes him good luck for the meeting. Andrew puts his case forward to the
FHSA. Louise pays a visit to Erica and tells her she made the whole story up,
Andrew never touched her. Will tells Andrew he's off the hook and Andrew
confides in Will about he and Erica sleeping together - he wonders whether he
should tell Kirsty.
WILL: Make sure you
tell her for the right reasons - not just to clear your conscience
Ignorance is bliss?
Andrew goes home and tells Kirsty that he and Erica slept
together. He asks her not to leave him again. She says she has to have time to