SERIES 5 EPISODE
It's Erica's 30th Birthday and she's upset - everyone's forgotten.
The day doesn't improve when she, Andrew and David continue to argue. Andrew
tells them their sentimental attitude stops them from doing the job properly.
Erica tells him he should've got a job in a bank.
Andrew later apologises and gives Erica a birthday card. However when she opens
it he hasn't signed it. He asks what she is doing tonight and she replies
nothing, he says he can't go out with her as he is busy! David also gets Erica's
hopes up by inviting her to dinner - to discuss The Beeches reports! However
both Andrew and David are plotting to hide the surprise party Andrew has
organised for Erica.
David visits Paul Kelsey in hospital, he is now receiving treatment for his leukemia.
David and Claire prepare for the party. Andrew calls to say he will be late as
his car has broken down. David offers to come and collect him but Andrew says he
will fix it and be there soon.
A Beeches patient Frank, stops by and sees Andrew by the car. He offers to lend a hand. They have no
luck in fixing the car and Frank says he will tow Andrew
home. As Frank turns his car around a lorry approaches them and the distracted
driver drives straight into Franks car; sending Andrew flying, landing on a
metal toolbox. Andrew and the lorry driver Joey try to free Frank who is trapped
in his car. Andrew makes a makeshift splint to keep Franks head still whilst he
is in the car as they can't get him out.
Claire and David panic when Erica arrives at the party early as no-one else has
arrived! Then David is called out to see Paul Kelsey leaving Claire to entertain
Joey panics at the site of the crash and despite Andrew's protests starts up the
lorry's engine to tries and move it. His actions cause a massive explosion and
although Andrew pulls him to safety, Joey is left badly burned and the area
around them also catches fire.
Andrew appears to be in a lot of pain but he only has one dose of painkiller left
- he gives it to Joey who is still in agony from his burns. Still in pain Andrew
lifts up his shirt to reveal heavy bleeding, he has no time to deal with it as
he smells petrol. When he investigates he sees it is leaking from Frank's car.
Frank pleads with Andrew to leave him and get himself and Joey away from the
car, but Andrew doesn't listen and stays with Frank and pulls him out of the
Claire tells Erica that David is having trouble figuring she and Andrew out.
Claire asks if if she and Andrew have had a fling. Erica says yes but there's no
chance of them getting together again as Andrew has changed so much since he got
back from Manchester.
CLAIRE: So there's no chance of you two getting together
Not unless it's in a boxing ring with a referee
Linda Kelsey has a virus which means she can't go and visit Paul as it could be
dangerous for him. She tells David how useless she feels, she wants to feel
useful around Paul.
Whilst waiting for someone to spot them, Frank has an angina attack. Andrew is
furious that Frank hasn't told him he had angina. Frank says he didn't want
Andrew to think he was past it and useless. Andrew goes back into the burning
car to get Frank's angina spray. The car blows up and Andrew is thrown clear.
Erica receives a call from Lee. He tells her he is sick. She leaves Claire and
goes to The Manor to see Lee. When she gets there she finds Lee and Gary hiding
a duck in Lee's bedroom. They ask her to treat it because it is sick!
Reluctantly Erica agrees and finds a hook in the ducks mouth. James is not
thrilled with his latest guest but says it can stay until the morning.
Frank's angina worsens and he has a full blown heart attack. He collapses and
stops breathing. As Andrew tries to save him Joey becomes hysterical and Andrew
has to give him a sedative to calm him down. David calls Claire and she tells
him that she still hasn't heard from Andrew. David says he is going to look for
Andrew as he should've fixed his car by now. David finds Andrew trying to revive
Frank, he immediately starts to help Andrew and gets the defibrillator out of the
back of his car. However as David isn't the one on call it isn't charged.
As the party guests gather at Claire house they are excited when they hear Erica
pull into the drive way. Before Erica can get out of the car her mobile rings,
it is David asking her to come to the scene of the accident. The awaiting party
guests are confused to see Erica driving back out of the drive way!
Erica arrives at the scene just after the ambulance have taken Frank away. They
assess Joey but he is dead. Erica has to slap Andrew out of his shock as he
begins to blame himself for Joey's death. Andrew travels in the ambulance with
Frank, on their way to the hospital Frank loses his output and Andrew forces
the paramedics to allow him to perform heart surgery on him. As they arrive at
the hospital Andrew collapses.
ANDREW: Why does everything I touch turn to crap
The nurse tells Erica and David they suspect Andrew has a bleed on his brain.
Erica is devastated. David tells her that Andrew had organised a surprise party for
After a long wait Erica is allowed to see Andrew. Erica tells him he should
start looking after himself for a change. He tells her there is a present for her
in the cabinet, she opens it, it is a calculator.