EPISODE 12 THE CHILD I DREAMED
Alice begins a one woman campaign to
stop a new supermarket from being built. She thinks it will put the smaller
shops out of business and also deny folk of a nice piece of countryside. She is
told by the council that unless enough support is gathered at the proposed
meeting then the reconstruction work will definitely go ahead.
Erica returns from Newcastle slightly touchy. She is angry with Andrew and David
for not finding a replacement for Laura while she has been gone.
Chloe, Andrew, David, Claire and Norman join Alice at the meeting to stop the
supermarket from being built. The council say they will provide buses for people with no
to enable them to get to the supermarket. Alice is still not happy!
Andrew invites David and Claire to dinner much to Erica's disapproval as she and
David are caught up in a row over one of David's patients being a surrogate
mother for a couple who are on Erica's list. Despite the Beeches not playing any
part in the treatment, David has given the couple his blessing whilst Erica has
dismissed them. Supper goes badly when the row continues and Erica surprises
Andrew when she says she can't understand the surrogacy row because she's not
actually bothered about having children. Andrew tells Erica he does want
children, she tells him what she said at supper she only half meant.
Erica asks David if she has done something to upset him as she feels there is
more to the atmosphere between them than just the surrogacy row. He tells her
it's Andrew - he's a really nice bloke and he doesn't want to see him get hurt. Erica
is shocked at David's
relations between them remain strained much to Andrew's curiosity.
As the builders prepare to bulldoze the supermarket land they meet their match in
Alice who has organised for half of Cardale to create a barricade! Her plan works
as the council decide to go back to the drawing board!