EPISODE 13 THE
NATURE OF THINGS
key breaks off in the lock as she tries to open the door to The Beeches, forcing
Andrew to kick the door down!
SAM: What happened to
senior partner kicked it down
tells Sam his initiation test has arrived in the shape of Alice North. Alice
gives him a hard time throughout the whole consultation, but Sam takes it in his
stride and Alice is chuffed that The Beeches seems to have scored itself another
SAM: What medication are you
What's all that stuff on you desk?
My notes. Might I suggest you look at them
is called to his solicitors. When he arrives he is surprised to see Claire
Shearer there and
even more surprised when she rejects his friendly welcome of a kiss. Claire’s
solicitor announces that Claire is back to claim David’s share in the practice.
The solicitor explains that as David also brought out Erica’s share he owns 66%
-the larger share of The Beeches.
the meeting Claire tells Andrew that she has come to Cardale to sort things out
before she and the children begin a new life in Spain. Andrew says they could
have settled this as friends but Claire is adamant that she is only claiming
what is rightfully hers.
ANDREW: Do you think David would've approved of what you're
Do you think I approved of what he was doing
tells Joanna what has happened and says that the only way around this is to buy
out David’s share. He asks Joanna if she will come in 50/50 with him. Joanna is
unsure and tells Andrew it’s a big decision for her to make – however she is
interested and says she will think about it.
has another meeting with her solicitor and he tells her that they could get
£300,000 for The Beeches if they put it on the market as a residential building.
Claire is not convinced and says they should just take what is rightfully hers
but her solicitor insists on claiming for more.
starts work as The Beeches new practice nurse, combining her job at the
and Claire bump into each other at The Beeches. Alice finds it hard to talk to
Claire as she feels guilty about what happened between David and Patricia.
Alice apologises to Claire and says she is sorry for what happened to her. She
says she didn’t deserve to suffer like that and wishes Claire all the luck in
the world. Claire responds to Alice’s good nature and agrees to meet Andrew.
tells Andrew The Beeches will be valued as a residential building which means it
will double in price. Claire tells Andrew that she is only doing it for the
children and tries to make him understand that now David has gone so has her
tells Dawn how much The Beeches means to him, he says he’s tried so hard to make
a go of things what with all the comings and goings. Dawn goes to see Claire and
explains that she knows what she’s doing is for the children. She tells Claire
she doesn’t see her as a villain. Claire tells Dawn how guilty she feels about
Andrew losing The Beeches but explains that she needs all the help she can get
for children's future.
holds a practice meeting and tells them all that he has no other option other
then to sell The Beeches. Even if Joanna were to agree to be a partner they
still couldn’t afford to buy out David’s share now that The Beeches is being
valued as a residential property. Andrew says that he will be looking for
somewhere temporary to work from and then leaves the meeting when the emotion
gets too much for him to handle. Dawn follows him out and tells him not to leave
things on a bitter note with Claire.
tells Sam not to feel guilty about looking for a job elsewhere. He tells him he
doesn’t expect him to stay at The Beeches under the circumstances. Sam tells him
he doesn’t want to work anywhere else, he wants to stay in Cardale. He asks
Andrew to let him help.
and Claire meet at David's grave. She tells him she never got the chance to
resolve things with David and feels that everything that rooted her to Cardale
is now gone. Claire says she misses David and still wakes up at night expecting
him to be beside here. Claire asks Andrew to stay in touch – he says he will.
Claire leaves Cardale after saying one final farewell.
takes Andrew to a disused hut he has found, he thinks it may be appropriate as a
new premises for The Beeches. Andrew and Dawn arrive at the pub together and
finally the secret is out that they are a couple much to everyone’s relief.
Joanna tells Andrew that she would like to be a full partner in the practice if
he still wants her – he welcomes her on board.
and Sam take Dawn, Joanna and Bridget to the worn down hut. Andrew tells them
that he is hoping the hut will be their new premises. It’s the end of an era as
Andrew, Dawn, Joanna, Bridget and Sam gather outside the new Beeches
ANDREW: Do you think it's got possibilities at least?
I think it's got great possibilities