SERIES 6 EPISODE
13 TWO THINGS STAND LIKE STONE
Kim, Claire and Polly start planning Erica's hen
night. Kim attracts attention from local taxi driver Billy who tells Kim he has
noticed her behind The Beeches reception desk!
Erica's dad Jackie comes to stay with she and Andrew and a heavy night of whisky
drinking leaves Andrew with a very bad hangover.
JACKIE: If there was love there at the start then there's
hope for the future
Andrew tells David he sees him as a friend as well as a work colleague and asks
him to be best man at the wedding. David says he would love to.
At home Erica gets angry with Andrew when she receives invitation confirmations
from 10 of Andrew's relatives in Ireland! She argues that he never sees them so
why is he inviting them to the wedding, Andrew says for the reason she has just
stated - he never sees them. Jackie intervenes, offers his opinions and takes
Erica's side, Andrew tells him it is he and Erica's wedding and they will be
Andrew later apologises to Jackie and Jackie tells him he would like to
contribute towards the wedding. However Erica tells Andrew she wants them to pay
for the wedding themselves.
Billy returns to The Beeches and tells Kim he will get her a special deal on a
cab for the hen night providing he's the driver. However all is not well for Kim
when Erica diagnoses her with the flu and tells her she has to rest in bed for a
Dawn befriends a war veteran at the pub. He is going through a hard time and
finds comfort in talking to Dawn. But it is clear that he fancies her and they
end up at his place after a night out. Nothing happens between them and Dawn
realises she is a very good listener and that not all men want her for just her
Chloe, Erica, Claire, Dawn, and Polly head off to Erica's hen night. They pile
into Billy's cab and get no further then The Manor's front gate before Kim
arrives screaming at them to wait for her! She has partially recovered from her
flu and doesn't want to miss Erica's hen night. The rowdy crew head to the
casino where Dawn adopts Claire's bump as her lucky sprog and Chloe and Erica get
carried away with the tequila shots. Kim and Billy take the gentle option and
take a walk outside so they can talk.
Andrew and David look after the kids and share a pizza and a few beers! David
tells Andrew how happy he was when Emma was born, he tells him how wonderful it
is to be a father and says he wouldn't change it for anything.
DAVID: Being a father - it's the best part of me. I can't
imagine life without my kids
Despite being drunk and half asleep, Erica offers her services as a doctor when
a member of the casino staff calls for a doctor urgently. Erica follows them
only to find that Claire has gone into labour on the stairs! Erica doesn't
realise what is happening and it is down to Billy to get Claire to the
With Claire and Kim in the back and Erica asleep in the front passenger seat,
Billy drives to the hospital. As they get so far Claire tells him to stop as she is
going to have the baby now. Kim and Billy stay by Claire's side and help her to
deliver the baby - it is a boy. When Erica wakes up she can hardly believe her
eyes when she sees Claire cradling the baby in her arms.
David is woken by the phone. It's Claire telling him she's had the baby. They
decide to call the baby William after Billy the hero taxi driver!