SERIES 9 EPISODE
10 TURNING TIDES
On her way to work
Joanna witnesses a car crash. She stops to check if one of the drivers is
alright. He seems fine but appears to be slightly distant.
a meeting at the community centre; Andrew and Kate canít keep their eyes of each
young man Joanna checked in the car crash arrives at The Beeches. He is Carolís
son Marcus. He tells her heís stopped training with the army for a while to help
her move into her new home. Carol is delighted to have her son back and they go
back to her house where they start packing up her things into boxes. Whilst
moving the boxes Marcus falls and hurts his wrist. Carol takes him to see
Joanna and she says it looks like a fracture. However she sends him for a scan
at the hospital to confirm her diagnoses. When the results are in Joanna tells
Carol and Marcus that the x-ray has shown signs of Osteoporosis, a weakness in
the bones. Joanna tells them she has arranged some more tests and scans.
visits Sam to asks for some pills to help her arthritis. He is surprised at the
current frequency of Aliceís prescriptions. Kerri examines Alice and is
surprised to find no evidence of stiffness in Alice's movement. Kerri also
brings up the fact that Alice let her treat her right knee when it was the left
knee that was causing her problems.
Unbeknown to Sam and Kerri, Alice is giving her pills to Cardaleís glamorous
pensioner Freda. As she can't afford vets bills, Freda is using the pills to treat her dog who is unwell. Sam and Kerri bump into Alice and Freda and comment
on how well Aliceís knee has recovered.
is having a drink at the pub when Richard and Kate arrive. Andrew tells her that
he canít be involved in the drop in centre anymore. She tells him that's a shame
as he was good with the people there.
sorts through her old things and is reluctant to throw anything out. Marcus
tells her she should move on with her life and stop clinging to reminders of the
past. Joanna tells Marcus his bone density is very bad. She tells him certain
drugs could be causing the ailment but Marcus tells her he has never taken
drugs. Carol later asks Marcus what Joanna said to him but he refuses to tell
her. As she pushes for more information he hits out at her and pushes her to the
visits Joanna and tells her that Marcus has never behaved like that before, she says
he seems so different now. Joanna talks to Marcus and tells him she knows he is
taking steroids. She says that could be the reason behind his aggression and
visits Sam again and asks for more pills. This time Sam tells her he is very
concerned about her and is going to book her in for scans, tests and a stay in
hospital. Alice tells him there is no need for any of that but Sam insists.
admits to Carol that he has been taking steroids because he wants to feel like
more of a man. Carol doesnít understand what he means and Marcus tells her he is
gay. Carol is upset and walks out of the room crying. She later finds Marcus in
his room unconscious. Carol calls for an ambulance and also calls Joanna. Joanna
says Marcus has come of the steroids too quickly, causing him to have a seizure.
At the hospital Joanna tells Carol that Marcus is also suffering from renal
failure. Carol says Marcus has to wake up so she can just tell him she loves him
and that what he told her about his sexuality doesn't matter.
Kerri visit Alice and Freda. They tell them they are here to collect the dog and
take him to the vet. Alice admits the pills were for the dog and Sam tells them
that they will get an allowance to pay for the vets bills because of their age.
visits Kate at the community centre. He tells her he canít stop thinking about
her. She tells him she feels the same but doesnít want Lucy to get hurt or for
Richard to cause trouble for The Beeches.
ANDREW: I can deal with trouble. It's regret that does me
wakes up and decides to go back to the army. He thanks Joanna for all her help
and bids Carol a sad farewell.