Series 1 Episode 5 – Impulsive Behaviour

During a medical seminar Rhiann annoys Beth by constantly throwing bits of paper at Jack. After the seminar Rhiann asks Jack if he’s free for the afternoon. He says he is and Rhiann takes him to a football match on the back of her bike!

ISABEL:     Are they sleeping together?
BETH:        How the hell should I know?
ISABEL:    I bet you’d give anything to find out

Rhiann is on call when one of Beth’s patients; Hilda is taken ill. Rhianne diagnoses meningitis and sends her to hospital despite protest from Hilda’s friends Liz and John. Beth is furious when she finds out and interrupts a drink between Jack and Rhiann to tell Rhiann that Hilda doesn’t have meningitis but the flu. Hilda’s stiff neck came from a fall and her other symptoms related to a bout of the flu that she had just had. Beth tells Rhiann that if she had listened to Liz and John she would’ve been able to spare Hilda going into hospital.

Over dinner Rhiann tells Jack that she thinks Beth fancies him. Jack denies it and says there is nothing going on between he and Beth. Jack and Rhiann kiss and head for bed but are interrupted by an emergency call to Jack. He is called out to see Mal; a young vicar who has had a seizure. Jack suspects epilepsy but Mal doesn’t accept his diagnoses. Angry and scared Mal takes his car up into the peaks. Mal’s friends fear he may have another seizure and Jack goes to look for him. Eventually Jack finds him and begins treatment.

Will is angry when Beth announces that The Beeches will no longer be sharing night cover with the health centre. Jack says they will speak about it after work but Will says it’s too late – Beth has already spoken to John Reginald.

Rhiann is evicted from her flat and arrives at Jack in the middle of a practice meeting. Beth is jealous to see Rhiann with Jack and asks Isabel if she thinks she was right not to get involved with Jack.

BETH:    Oh Isabel, tell me I was right not to get involved with Jack
ISABEL: You are involved with Jack – you’re not sleeping with him that’s all

Later Beth makes her peace with Rhiann and says as far as she is concerned things can go back to normal. Beth also apologises to Jack for the way she has behaved. She says she didn’t mean to be jealous, he tells her there is no need to be jealous as Rhiann is just his lodger – at which point Rhiann emerges covered in paint from decorating Jack’s house. Beth tells Jack not to lie to her and walks out. Jack tells Rhiann he doesn’t think they should sleep together anymore.

After Mal comes to terms with his epilepsy Isabel tells Jack he is a medical success – it’s a shame his love life is such a mess.

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