SERIES 6 EPISODE
ONCE IN A LIFETIME
Andrew and Erica attend their wedding rehearsal. Andrew is a natural whilst
Erica can barely say the vows because of her nerves. Erica goes to The Manor to
stay there until the wedding is over. She and Andrew don't want to tempt fate
and decide to stay in different places. There is still a lot to do for the
wedding and problems begin to arise. Andrew's suit doesn't fit him and the shop
fitter tells him he'll have it done by Saturday morning - the day of the wedding.
David watches Claire carefully tending to William. He tells her there have been
times over the past 9 months when he didn't think they'd make it this far. They
are blissfully happy at last but their kiss is interrupted by William's crying!
Chloe and James are put out when Erica tells them Andrew has got someone else to
do the catering for the wedding. Sarah-Jane tries on her bridesmaids dress and
goes into Erica's room. Sarah-Jane is full of excitement but it doesn't appear
to be catching as it becomes obvious Erica is having some serious doubts about
the impending wedding.
Norman arrives at The Beeches and asks Erica to be a professional referee on his
behalf as the national pharmaceuticals are taking seriously a number of
complaints to say he has broken patient confidentiality.
Andrew and David go to check out the band Andrew was thinking of hiring for the
wedding but it
soon appears the band have turned into a group of cowboy barn dancers. Dawn
tells him that despite the disasters with the band and his suit all the guests
are going for he and Erica and that's what is important.
Claire organises dinner for herself, Andrew, Erica and David. Andrew and David
arrive drunk. Claire finds them quite amusing but Erica is not impressed.
Andrew and David tell them of their disastrous day trying to get things
organised for Saturday. Erica says she doesn't want her parents coming down to a
sham . Things get worse when Andrew is keen to keep the honeymoon destination a
secret from Erica. He wants it to be a surprise but she insists she needs to
know where they are going so she knows what clothes to take. Andrew and David
find her rage amusing and burst into laughter. Erica sees a side to Andrew she doesn't like when she feels he is laughing at her.
Erica visits the church and dreams of she and Andrew's wedding. She goes inside
where she talks to a patient. He tells her that once in a lifetime you meet
someone and suddenly everything makes sense, he says she must know that feeling
as if she didn't she wouldn't be marrying Andrew tomorrow.
The wedding disasters continue as the caterers pull out due to a car accident.
Andrew, David and Lee ring round trying to find a catering company but have no
luck. David and Claire tell Andrew he should ask Chloe and James. Andrew doesn't
want to as he wants them at the wedding as his friends, he wants them to feel
part of the wedding and doesn't want them working on his big day. However David asks Chloe and James and
they jump at the chance, asking Andrew why he didn't ask them in the first place!
On the day of the wedding
Andrew is woken early morning by his family arriving on his doorstep! He leaves
them to get ready whilst he goes to get his suit. This time it fits perfectly
but when he leaves the shop and gets into his car it won't start! Andrew
immediately starts to run towards the church but is stopped by a passer by who
calls him into the chemist. Norman has collapsed and begs Andrew to stay with
him until the ambulance arrives.
KIM: Bride or groom?
I don't know. I know them both equally
Dawn goes to Erica's room and is surprised to see her sitting in her jeans with
her wedding dress still on its hanger. Erica tells Dawn she can't go through
with the wedding - she doesn't love Andrew enough. Dawn tells her it is
obvious to everyone how much Andrew loves her but Erica says it feels like a
DAWN: Erica, with all due respect, you are bonkers. Anyone
in their right mind would snap Andrew up - the man's gorgeous
Andrew arrives at the church, out of breath but on time. David waits outside as
Erica arrives in the bridal car. David goes into the church and tells Andrew to
come outside with him. When Andrew comes out of the church Erica is standing
there in her jeans. She tells Andrew she can't go through with the wedding. She
says she feels she doesn't love him as
much as she should. Their raised voices bring the congregation outside. Erica
walks away but Andrew stops her and tells her she is breaking his heart. She
says she doesn't know if she belongs in Cardale but she does know she can't
marry him. He tells her in that case she can break the news to everyone.
I don't feel we belong together
Erica goes to the house. David answers the door and tells her Andrew doesn't
want to speak to her. She says she is taking her two weeks holiday as planned.
David asks her if she will be coming back but Erica says she doesn't know. Erica
drives off, her car laden with bottles, cans and a 'Just Married' sign. Andrew sits
alone holding both the wedding rings in his hands and remembers the first time
he and Erica met. He closes his hands tight on their wedding rings..........