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I already said no.
Why did she just turn up here in the first place?
It's your decision. We can send her away, if you want.
Look, she's come all this way knowing you could blank her.
She obviously wants to see you pretty bad.
Look, I thought the problem was with your parents, not your sister.
I was at college, doing my dental hygiene...
How weird is this?
Right. OK, Elektra, why don't you take Melissa into the quiet room?
So, are you still at the homestead,
or have you tunnelled your way to freedom?
Actually, that's why I'm here.
I'm getting married...
and I want you to be my bridesmaid.
What... What are you doing here?
Oh, it's nice to see you too.
I'll just die of hypothermia somewhere else, shall I?
-The Muppets upstairs flooded me out.
I've got to get the Council to fix it.
-Mandy's got a visitor.
It's Elektra's real name.
Hey, there! Oh! Ha-ha!
So who's the lucky guy, then?
He came into the surgery for a full clean and polish.
Why me, then?
You're the only sister I've got, Mandy.
And someone's got to hold the train.
-It's only a little one.
But that's it,
there's no twirling about on the dance floor or anything?
Oh, not if you don't want.
OK, I'll do it.
So, you're going to be living here now?
-Only until the Council sort out my flat. ..Thank you.
No, because it's only a hole in the ceiling,
so it should take a couple of days of work.
Guys, this is my, er, my sister.
-Pleased to meet you.
-Pleased to meet you all.
So that means you're a Perkins too?
It's lovely, really lovely.
-It's just like a proper home.
-Yeah, the padded cells are in the basement.
-There are no padded cells.
And watch out for this one, cos he bites.
Sapphire, let me show you to your room.
I remember where it is, thanks.
-So, they let you out when you want.
Brill, cos we got to get you a dress.
-Why can't I have my room?
-It's Tyler's room now.
So make him move!
That wouldn't be fair, would it?
Fine, as long as it's only for a couple of days.
Hey, I've just spoken to the Council.
Am I going to get compensation?
Apparently not, your flat is not a priority.
-But it's knee-deep in water.
They want you to move in with us until they can fit it in.
What happened to me being too old for the system?
Hey, hey, you are lucky we've got room, yeah?
So I'm supposed to be grateful to be back in this dump?!
This one's on Mum's list.
Oh, Mum still does her lists, does she?
That's reassuring. So Monday is clean your room, Tuesday...
She's just trying to help.
-As long as you don't let Harvey walk all over you like that.
Why are you doing this, having a go?
I'm just trying to help you.
I was there, remember? When Mum made you join the choir,
and you were chucking up before every lesson.
-You must have been dreaming.
You hated it. She made you do it.
-Good job too. Cos I'm going to sing at my wedding.
Shania Twain. Mum thinks it'll be really lovely.
What does Harvey think?
He's going to do it too.
Oh, come on!
What sort of thing do you like?
I have absolutely no idea.
Oh, we're just looking at the moment, thanks.
Mum says to make sure it matches the flowers and tablecloths.
OK, and what colour are they?
Ooh, ooh, ouch!
-No, no, no!
-The first one was pretty.
-I'll have that one then.
Oh, this goes with my hair.
Yeah, about that...
I really like it, don't get me wrong.
-Good, because it's your wedding, not Mum's.
Look, I will do anything,
but this is staying.
OK. I'm sure you'll look really lovely whatever.
Ha-ha! Come on!
I'm really glad you're doing this, Mand.
It means everything to have you there.
It'd be even better if you met Mum and Dad too.
-Well, I'm going to, aren't I?
-I meant before the big day.
-You could come to the house.
Harvey wants to meet you as well.
-I don't know.
-Mandy, we've got to move on.
-I know you think Mum and Dad gave you a hard time.
But it was ages ago.
They still love you, Mand.
Of course they do.
-That'll be £30.
-You need to pay him.
-Is that it?
It'll look a lot better when you get the rest of your stuff in.
No, I'm not bringing the rest of my stuff.
You might be with us for a while.
Whatever, I've still got my own place, haven't I?
For my first wedding, I want a normal one in a church.
For my second, I want it in a desert island.
I want to be the first person to get married in space.
I want a civil partnership.
Tyler, you do know that you have to be gay for that?
-Is there something you're trying to tell us?
What's the one that's not in the church?
A Registry Office.
That's what I meant.
Hey, Elektra. Did you get the dress?
Um... No, I had to leave it at the shop for some...alterations.
You just didn't want us to see it.
Oh, leave it!
Harry, these are expensive.
I'm sorry, Sapphire.
Now look what you've made me do!
I'm sorry. I'm not angry at you.
Why are you angry then?
I just don't want to be here. I need my own space.
You've got me though.
Well, don't get too used to that.
The Council will probably shove me somewhere else next week.
Give us your sham...
Oh, my days!
Shut up and get out!
I especially love the tiara!
Oh, this is Elektra, right?
You haven't got some part in a Christmas panto or something?
Have you never seen a bridesmaid's dress before?
On a five year old maybe. Have you seen yourself?
My sister picked it out, all right?
You need to stand up to her, girl.
Cos you're so great at doing that, aren't you?
At least I wouldn't change myself for anyone.
What are you trying to prove?
It's a wedding. It's what you're supposed to do.
OK, so you're going to be a little princess, then
Mummy and Daddy are just going to come and sweep you into...
-Get out and go back to your soggy flat!
-I'm not allowed.
Oh, Sapphire the rebel!
You think I want to be back in this Loserville?
Yeah, we're changing our names.
-You could be Moody.
-And you could be in the toilet and mop it.
-Will you be coming back?
-Of course I will.
I'm not going to be running away at the service station.
No, but you could go and live with your parents.
Yeah. Like that's going to happen.
-Why are you going on a visit?
-Yeah, why, Mandy?
She's just meeting her parents before the wedding.
There's lots to discuss.
Get a life, Johnny, and stop being so obsessed with mine.
GPS: When it is safe to do so, turn around.
I knew I should have taken Mike with me.
-I'm sorry for assuming you knew the way home.
I haven't been there since I was put into care.
-Is that why you moved to England?
It probably tastes better than it looks, huh?
Give us a bit.
-No, make your own.
Tyler, Tyler, sit down. Sit.
-She gets to cook her own lunch.
-Yeah, it's not fair.
You don't expect me to eat that muck, do you?
-I think it's lovely, Mike.
-Thank you, Tee.
So, I'm making curry tonight.
-You're not going to have any of that either?
-I'll let you know.
Now, if you don't mind, I'd rather eat this without you all gauping.
She's got a really bad attitude.
It's not her fault.
Imagine how she feels having been chucked out of her flat.
And it's up to all of us to make her feel more at home. Please.
-It's not my turn to do the washing up.
-Am I talking to myself here?
Come on, get it eaten! That's it, good. Well done.
MUSIC: "Ode To My Family," by The Cranberries.
# To see life as fun
# And take it if we can
# My mother, my ma
# She hold me, she hold me
# When I was out there
# My father, my father
# He liked me
# Well, he liked me
# Does anyone care...? #
That's it. Turn right.
I used to dream of a house like this.
I used to dream of it all being sucked up by a big black hole.
It's Elektra. This is...
Can I take your coats?
Oh, cheers, yeah. Thanks.
You look, erm...well.
Yeah, I am.
So, you look...well.
Yeah. We are, we are. Very well.
Right, let's set up, before dinner gets cold.
-They've got roses on them.
And the cutlery matches.
And real napkins.
Have you never been out before?
Sorry, it's just...
Well, it's so homely.
-You could have come back at any time.
-They kicked me out, remember.
They've tried to see you since, you've just never let them.
I think you should give this a go.
Well, I'm here, aren't I?
No, this one is for me. I don't know what you're all having.
Here's yours. Vegetarian lasagne.
Oh. You're a vegetarian?
Oh, yes. Meat is murder. Give peas a chance!
It caused quite a stir at my work's barbecue.
I don't mind swapping.
-No. I bought it specially for Mandy.
-But she's not a veggie any more.
It doesn't matter.
Thanks, Mum. You never made me special food before.
So, are you behaving yourself?
-Oh, we were very quick to iron out any problems.
It's just what she needed - being taught how to behave.
That's all water under the bridge now.
Although if you play your cards right, who knows?
This could be the first of many...lunches.
Let's just get the wedding out of the way.
It's going to be really exciting, Mand.
You'll come round the day before for rehearsal,
then there's hair, make up.
That reminds me... I'll just take a little snip.
Wait! What are you doing?
I need your natural colour, so we can get rid of the blue.
I'm not getting rid of it.
Bridesmaids don't have clumps of blue in their hair.
Well, Melissa is fine with it!
I think Mum's right. I mean, it would look a bit weird.
Can I show Tracy my room?
The hair is not a deal breaker.
OK, so they're a bit...traditional.
They don't know me at all.
But they're really trying.
Look at the veggie lasagne.
-Yeah, I suppose that's a first.
They're obviously paving the way for you to come back home again.
I've got a home.
Would you choose the Dumping Ground above your family?
The place where you grew up.
I don't know, Tracy.
If feels like I was never here.
Harvey will be here soon.
Um... Coffee. Tracy?
Oh, yes, please.
Mand, you won't say anything, will you, when Harvey gets here?
-Say anything about what?
-The way you are now, the...
-What-do-you-call it? The home.
-He thinks you're away at school.
Harvey thinks that I'm at boarding school?
That's it. You've pasted her on a random school photo.
But it's a good job though, isn't it? You can't hardly see the joint!
He kept asking where you were, Mand. We had to say something.
-So Harvey doesn't know that Elektra is in care?
-No-one needs to know.
-It's family business.
-I'm so stupid.
That's why you've invited me to the wedding.
It's all just for show, so that
you can parade me in front of the rellies, then
send me back to the kids' home.
That's up to you! If you toe the line, we could be back in business!
Can't you ever say what you mean?
Think of your sister.
We don't want Harvey's parents judging us!
You put me in care.
-I didn't want to go.
-Please! A simple little favour!
-Oh, well done! You've managed to upset everyone again!
You started all this by sending Melissa to soften me up and then...
Knock, knock! Only me.
Oh, change of plan. We'll come back later.
Why don't you just tell everyone that I'm dead?!
-Have a nice life.
Elektra, I'm so sorry.
I told you, didn't I? This is all your fault.
-Going on and on about giving them a chance.
"Oh, move in with them, Elektra, they're really trying."
I didn't know.
Exactly, you think that having a family is all so lovely,
but you haven't got a clue, cos you never had one.
I was trying to make you feel at home.
Can we make it go away?
I don't care about the wall.
You've used about £100- worth of paint.
I can get you new ones. We'll make this room just like the old one.
-It's not that simple.
This isn't my home any more.
-How did it go?
-I changed my mind.
-I'm not doing it.
Why not, Mandy?
MUSIC: "Hole In The Heart," by Karine Polwart.
# I made everything come undone
# I made everything fall apart
# I quit running to the finishing line
# And I went back to the start
# I found a great big hole in the middle of my life
# Shaped just like my heart
# Just like my heart
# I lost sight of what was under my feet
# Cos I always had to be on top
# And I was so drunk on love
# That I didn't taste a single drop
# And I used to make everything run on time... #
All right, Mand?
-What was that for?!
Get rid of it outside. Elektra!
-Could you please swap me for a blueberry?
Yeah, if you swap me for a grape, Guinevere.
Oi! Who said you can have my fruit?
Sorry, I didn't realise it was yours.
Well, it is. And that's my muesli! And my yogurt!
OK, that's enough!
Enough with the different names,
enough with the separate foodstuffs.
-Whatever is in this kitchen belongs to everyone who lives here!
I might be living here for now, but I can still do and eat what I want.
If you don't like that, go talk to the Council!
Nice dress. Yours, I presume, Mandy Perkins!
Come back here, Johnny Taylor!
I hate you! Give it to me!
-Give it to me!
-Your mummy and daddy dumped you from the big day!
-Give it to me!
Get off him! Get up!
Back off, Johnny!
-She started on me!
-What do you think you're doing, eh?
-She came in, tipped cereal...
What happened then? Did your parents cut you out of the wedding?
They do that, change their minds,
it doesn't mean that you've done anything wrong.
It probably wouldn't have been that fun being a bridesmaid anyway.
With all the speeches and singing, and dancing and food...
I'm just saying I understand, and you don't have to pretend
-that you're not bothered by it.
-I'm not bothered.
Weddings are fake and pointless. And they're just an excuse to have kids
that you're probably going to hate anyway.
You came to say, I told you so?
Hello, is that Aldrington Manor?
It's Mrs Perkins here, I'd like to speak to the wedding planner.
Yes. We've had a family crisis
-and we're going to have to cancel the wedding.
It's my youngest, little Mandy. She's had a terrible accident,
and we're going to have to stay at her bedside...
We'll pay the full amount, just cancel everything,
so the cars, the flowers, the ceremony and the reception.
I can't even think about a wedding right now.
-You can't do that.
-I just did.
But it's your sister's wedding!
-People are going to turn up and it won't be on!
You're acting like a child.
Nobody makes a fool out of me, Sapph!
-Call it compensation.
I went to the Council, and if you still want to be on your own,
they have a place available.
The only thing is, it's 20 miles away.
So, what are you saying? Do you want me out now?
No. But I thought you'd want to be with your friends,
but if you're not fitting in,
maybe it is better that you get a place on your own.
Hey, let me know what you decide.
Oh, hello, Tracy. Is she in?
OK, does anybody want to watch TV with me?
-In the garden.
-OK. Come on.
-What are you doing?
These are for you.
-Go on, it won't bite.
-Oh, they're so cool.
I thought these were more...you.
I'm sorry for expecting you to lie.
I'd really like you to come to the wedding,
as my bridesmaid, if you still want to be.
-No, I can't.
-Yes, you can. I've told Harvey everything.
Mum and Dad are going to have to lump it.
-Who cares about a load of old rellies, anyway?
There isn't going to be a wedding.
I cancelled it.
-She phoned the manor house pretending to be your mum.
Hello, this is Melissa Perkins...
Off the critical list.
Mum and Dad are right.
I was angry! Everyone was acting like
there's this big reconciliation. "Come back, Mandy. All is forgiven!"
You never wanted me at all.
What? You seriously thought that Mum and Dad
would want you back the way you are?
Yeah. Sad, or what?
Have you any idea what it's like living with you?
They missed my prom night because they were busy
-getting you out of a police cell.
-That was their choice, wasn't it?
It's all about you! I had to be the good one.
So now it's my fault you haven't got a mind of your own?
You are a selfish little brat!
You don't deserve a family.
KNOCK ON THE DOOR
It's not just you, you know. Everyone here knows what it's like.
Well, you'll be all right.
-How do you mean?
-Living on your own, you'll have no-one left to lose.
Is that a problem?
Need you ask?
What happened to Loserville?
Oh, it still sucks.
But there's no place like home.
Oh-oh. Maybe it's a trick.
Oh, don't be daft. There's a photo inside.
It's got writing on the back. Let me see.
She got married in a field!
"No Shania Twain. Just me and Harvey doing it our way.
"Thanks for helping me realise I've got a mind of my own.
"Mrs Melissa Valentine."
I don't understand.
She's saying she's forgiven you.
-Well, your wedding day is just one day.
You and her could be for life.
You wanted her to stand up for herself. Now, she has.
We ought to buy her a wedding present!
-What about a balloon ride?
-Or angel wings.
-A miniature pig.
-I have to go and get dressed...
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