Episode 1 Doctor Foster


Episode 1

Drama. Two years after Doctor Gemma Foster dramatically exposed her husband Simon's betrayals, forcing him to leave town, her life is destabilised once again when he returns.


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He chose it himself. It fits perfectly. No sizing needed.

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That's a sign, right?

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-Ros.

-Hm?

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Thank you.

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Hey, did you download the app yet?

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You should!

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-She hit the ball!

-Shut up!

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At last!

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CAR HORN BEEPS

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It's Mum.

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What's that?

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An invitation.

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To what?

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Tom...

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-..who's it from?

-Dad.

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They're coming back.

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Why didn't they tell us?

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It's OK.

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It'll be OK.

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TEXT ALERT

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Who is it?

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It's Max and Issie. Don't worry, no-one's grooming me.

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Except Max, cos he wants me to do his physics homework.

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Done.

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It could be good, Dad being closer.

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How?

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So you could spend more time with him.

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I'm not going.

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Max's parents are away next weekend. I think I'd rather go there.

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Thank you.

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Sleep well.

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PHONE BUZZES

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PHONE BUZZES

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RADIO: # Threw my bad fortune

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# Off the top of a tall building

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# I'd rather have done it with you... #

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SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC

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SHE SCOFFS

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Are you surprised that we could buy here?

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Wondering if I kept money from you in the divorce? I didn't.

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I promise I was completely honest.

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This is simply a change of circumstance.

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You didn't need to come here in person.

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You know what The Acres is like.

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You didn't need to get out, walk around...

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walk in.

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Must've been another reason why you came.

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-How are you?

-Good.

-Good.

-You seem well.

-Yeah, I am.

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-Do you think about me?

-What?

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You can't end 15 years of marriage and just switch it off, can you?

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I even dream about you sometimes.

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Just being honest. What you always asked for.

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I thought you were doing all right in London.

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Doing all right financially, but Tom's here

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and I know you've not seen us together since it happened,

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but whatever he goes back and tells you, we get on quite well.

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-He makes an effort.

-Yeah, well, I'd like to see more of him

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and Kate's friends are here, her family.

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It's clearly the best thing to do.

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No, the difficult thing was leaving in the first place.

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But that was the right thing at the time, wasn't it, for you?

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-You decided to go.

-Yes, we did, to give you space.

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But hopefully two years is enough.

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Yorkshire Tea.

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Like we used to get.

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Milk, one sugar?

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Yeah.

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It's odd knowing someone so well, isn't it, that you never see?

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Maybe not so well any more.

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Got the tea right.

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Is Tom coming to the party?

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Gemma, you're very quiet. We haven't spoken to each other

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in a long time and you've hardly opened your mouth.

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-Tom has another party at the weekend.

-He...

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Gemma, he's 15 and he's what, too busy? I'm his dad.

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It's up to him.

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Is that a new top?

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What? No.

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No. It's our wedding, our house-warming.

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Sure, he's under your roof, but he's part of our family too.

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Actually, I did encourage him,

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but he felt very strongly that it would be awful.

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-Tell him he has to.

-He's not a child.

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He is and, like you, used to say, family first.

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That depends on how you define "family".

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Are you with anyone at the moment? Is there anyone new?

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-I might leave the tea.

-I hear not.

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Bad taste.

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Because it's odd that you're here.

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I send you that text out of courtesy

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and within 24 hours I find you poking around.

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That's strange.

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And forgive me but I've seen some of our friends

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while I've been sorting this place out and they say you just work,

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go home, work again, only see your little group. Nothing's changed.

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-I need to go...

-Your same life but without me.

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..before you get any more aggressive.

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I'm not being aggressive at all.

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The last time we were in a room together,

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you knocked me unconscious.

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Yes, and I've got a criminal record.

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I did community service.

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Everyone I know, when they found out about what I'd done,

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took a step back.

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I've invited friends to the party. It'll be a miracle if,

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with my reputation, anybody turns up,

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but at least I'm trying to move on.

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I think that's what you need to do.

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Not being patronising, but leave me behind.

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Of course we think about each other sometimes,

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but turning up at my house? Come on.

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You even look the same. The car.

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And you're right, that top, how old is that top? You had it when we...

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OK.

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Tell Tom he should be there.

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-Hey.

-Cutting it fine.

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Sorry?

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Well, it's nearly time. Oh, do you want a hand?

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Thanks. I'm fine.

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Maybe it's just me but I hate rushing so I always get here early,

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order a coffee from the van on the corner. Have you tried their coffee?

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-It's been there years.

-It's a lovely man that runs it.

-Tony.

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-Toni, I think.

-That's what I said.

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Yeah, he's Italian. It's Toni with an "i"?

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I had to sort my son out this morning.

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Oh, even more important to be organised with family around.

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Thanks, I'll remember that.

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-All right?

-Yes I'm fine.

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No, actually.

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Simon's moved back to Parminster.

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He's invited Tom to a house-warming party.

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-You don't seem surprised.

-Well, it's only a matter of time.

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He hates London, always said it.

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It doesn't need to affect you, though.

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-Have you tried that app yet?

-I don't think it's my thing.

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That's because you haven't tried it. It worked for me. Gemma, come on.

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Do you really think you're going to bump into somebody at random?

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Never happens.

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Deep breath.

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Thanks.

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Erm, tell me if any of this hurts.

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Do you exercise regularly?

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Squash, tennis, a bit of football.

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-Right, so this could be a strain.

-That's what I thought. Aah!

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-There it is. Found it.

-There?

-No, no... Aah!

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That... That's worse. Wow.

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-You don't take prisoners.

-Sorry.

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That's no problem.

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You must be in the gym quite a bit.

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-Sorry?

-Exercise.

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To stay in shape like that when you're in here all day.

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Not the gym.

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This and that. I manage.

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This and that?

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Erm...

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..this looks like you've just strained a muscle.

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It should get better in a couple of weeks and in the meantime...

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-ease off the exercise.

-Thanks.

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-You probably don't get much time for lunch.

-20 minutes.

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Could you do 45?

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I work a couple of streets away.

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OK, I don't do this often.

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Actually, never before. Not like this.

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How do you ask someone out? I've no idea.

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I suspect you just ask them.

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OK.

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Do you want to get some lunch?

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You can say no.

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That's kind, but...

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Oh, patient, doctor - frowned upon?

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I'm just not looking for that kind of thing.

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No problem. Are you with someone or...?

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I'm just not looking for a relationship at the moment.

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Sure.

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So, full disclosure. He sent me an invitation.

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Simon.

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-You?

-To his wedding party.

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It's OK, I'm not going. I've texted him already.

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I'm surprised that he invited me, but I'm sorry I didn't tell you.

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-I didn't want to upset you.

-What is he doing?

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-What do you mean?

-Well, who else has he invited?

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He's organising a party and he's lived here most of his life,

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so I imagine quite a lot of people.

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How can he afford to live in The Acres?

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He nearly bankrupted us and what was left went to me.

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What, two years later he's in a million-pound house?

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-What's going on?

-It's not your problem.

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No.

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OK.

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I got this!

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You can go if you want.

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You look amazing. Good choice, I think.

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-You should wear a suit more often.

-No, thanks.

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DOORBELL RINGS

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That's Neil.

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-IN DISTANCE:

-Hey, are guys ready to go?

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-IN DISTANCE:

-Absolutely.

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And he looks very smart.

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What's this?

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-Was it you? A Windsor knot?

-It's a wedding.

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But he's 15. He looks like he's going to the Tory Party conference.

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Come here, Tom.

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Everything all right?

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Yeah, let me just... Oh, yes, everything's marvellous.

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-Yeah, how's that tie going?

-Thanks for dropping him off.

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It's a great suit. You've chosen well.

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-We liked it, didn't we?

-Yeah.

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-You don't have to be there long. It's the right thing.

-I know.

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See? Better.

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Made a man of him.

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When you want to come back, give me a call, I'll pick you up.

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I'm so happy for you. Brilliant idea. Just take your mind off it.

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-Shall we?

-Yeah.

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Don't drink. There'll be lots of booze there, I'm sure, but...

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-I'm 15.

-That's what I'm worried about.

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Could you, erm...

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give this to Kate?

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-Is it a bomb?

-Don't be ridiculous.

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Honestly, you look incredible.

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Objectively speaking, not flirting.

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-Promise.

-Understood.

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Have a great time.

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Enjoy it!

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-Hi.

-Hello.

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So glad you called.

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-How did you get my number? From the system, I suppose.

-Yeah.

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You're not supposed to, but I thought you might be worth it.

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Well, thanks. So I've already ordered wine, as you can see.

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Took a guess at what you'd like. Hope it's all right.

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It's perfect.

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So tell me about you.

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-What do you want to know?

-I want to know everything.

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Well, single. Had a previous long-term relationship with a woman

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that I met at university but that ended.

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Moving on. Didn't ask my sexual history!

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Erm, my favourite colour is green, I like Mexican food,

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I've travelled quite a bit, though not for a while.

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Children?

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Good question. No. None. Yet. That I know of.

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Bad joke.

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What else? I have no major medical issues except for this strain,

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-which, by the way, is feeling much better.

-Good.

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-What do you do?

-I'm a frustrated centre forward.

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What?

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And not a bad poker player as well, so watch out.

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But in real life I'm a teacher.

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I'm sorry.

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My son's at a party and I just...

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I need to check on him.

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-How old is he?

-15.

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-You trust him?

-Absolutely.

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I'm sure he'll be all right.

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He didn't want to go, actually. He was worried.

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-Do you do much of this?

-Dating?

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No.

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PHONE BUZZES Sorry.

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I'm aware I might be coming across as a bit boring.

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I promise you I'm not.

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I'm actually pretty much up for anything.

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How about you? Used to dates?

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No. I don't need a partner. I never did.

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Fine on my own.

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-OK, that's good to know.

-No, I didn't mean...

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-This isn't working.

-We only just started.

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No, I'm distracted and I shouldn't be here.

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I'm sorry to waste your time.

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-You're going home?

-Home? No.

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Where, then?

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Why? Do you want to come with me?

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DOORBELL RINGS

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Yeah, yeah, leave it to Grandad.

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Honestly, a lifetime of experience and you put me on door duty.

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Thanks!

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Right.

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Hey!

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Hi. Sorry we're late. Tom's already here.

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-Yeah, he is. Are you...?

-This is James.

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-He's really good at poker.

-Hi. Good to meet you.

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-He's my plus one.

-Does Simon know you're coming?

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Yeah.

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Are you going to invite us in?

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Thanks.

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It's a big house. I hope you're not bankrolling him again.

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I haven't given him anything.

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Please, Gemma, don't make a scene.

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Gemma!

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-Let's get a drink.

-Sure.

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When you said your son was at a party,

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I was thinking cheap cider and hip-hop.

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You know these people?

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-There's something I need to explain.

-Yeah, I'm getting that impression.

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-Hi.

-I didn't think you were...

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This is James. James, Ros, Connor.

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-Hello.

-Her fiance. He's a builder.

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-I like Connor a lot.

-Gemma...

-So glad you're having a good time.

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..does Simon know you're here?

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Well, he invited Tom so that's close.

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You mean he doesn't?

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We'll see you in a bit. I promised James some dessert.

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So Simon is...?

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-Simon's my ex-husband.

-OK.

-And this is his wedding party.

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See? Fun!

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And here he comes.

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Simon, this is James. James, Simon.

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-Hi.

-Excuse me.

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-What do you want?

-Some dessert would be excellent.

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I mean from me. I sent you the picture to reassure you.

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A picture showing our 15-year-old getting drunk?

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One glass. This isn't to do with him.

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You wouldn't turn up unless you were after something yourself.

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Out of the whole world, you chose to come back and live less than a mile from my front door.

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-You invite my son, most of my friends.

-My friends originally.

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-You want me to go home?

-Of course I want you to go home.

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-And if I refuse?

-You'll be an embarrassment.

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-To you and your wife?

-To Tom.

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And yourself.

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Go.

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You've got a bit of fluff. Something on your shoulder.

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There. That's better.

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And, yes, I refuse.

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-That's your ex-husband?

-Could you tell?

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He seemed upset.

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That's sort of the point.

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What are you doing?

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Dad sent me a picture. I wanted to see if you were OK.

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People are looking. You can't just turn up.

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-Hi, Tom.

-Mr Mohan?

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That's who you went on date with? My teacher?!

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-I didn't know.

-Jesus.

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-How many of those have you had?

-How many have you had?

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-Hi, Doctor F, you all right?

-Hey.

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Sir, I didn't know that you...

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No way!

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Mum, honestly, I'll just call Anna later as planned

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so, erm, you can leave, yeah?

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Shall we go outside?

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Maybe he's right. You should just let him get on with it.

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Yeah, I probably should.

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But I won't.

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Why not?

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Because I'm supposed to sit dutifully at home

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and pretend it's fine that my friends are celebrating

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the man who ruined my life.

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That's what I'm supposed to do.

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But I don't think there's any harm in reminding them what happened.

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To make sure that even if they all forgive, they don't forget.

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If you think I'm mad, you don't have to stay.

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Thanks.

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GLASS CLINKS

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Hello!

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Erm, so, while I can, erm...

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Accustomed as I am to public speaking,

0:30:050:30:08

I'm simply going to say thank you so much for coming

0:30:080:30:11

and, on this occasion, stand aside and introduce...

0:30:110:30:16

my wife!

0:30:160:30:18

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:30:180:30:20

Erm...

0:30:210:30:22

Do you know what? I'm... I'm just going to make it up.

0:30:280:30:31

Erm...

0:30:310:30:33

never let it be said that we do things the easy way.

0:30:330:30:37

You all know how we got together

0:30:380:30:41

and you all know why we moved away.

0:30:410:30:44

It's been difficult for us for a long time.

0:30:440:30:47

But it's so good to be back home, with so many familiar faces

0:30:470:30:51

and it's wonderful that you can all come here and forgive us

0:30:510:30:56

and put the past in the past.

0:30:560:30:58

We promise not to let you down again.

0:30:580:31:01

All we want now is the quiet life.

0:31:020:31:04

Yes?

0:31:040:31:05

Actually, I also would like to thank Gemma...

0:31:070:31:11

..for coming here tonight.

0:31:130:31:15

It has to be said you weren't entirely invited.

0:31:160:31:18

Well, not invited at all, but you're here...

0:31:180:31:21

with...

0:31:210:31:23

I'm sorry, we haven't met.

0:31:240:31:26

-James.

-James.

0:31:260:31:27

You're here with James and I hope that means you want the best for us.

0:31:270:31:32

That you're willing to forgive everything that's happened

0:31:320:31:35

and move on for Amelie and for Tom.

0:31:350:31:38

I assume that's why you've come here.

0:31:420:31:44

Do you wish us well?

0:31:500:31:52

Of course. I hope you'll be very happy.

0:32:010:32:03

Phew! That was like The X Factor results.

0:32:030:32:06

Erm, good. Well, we wish you and James the very best too.

0:32:060:32:10

Erm, and hopefully it will be peace and quiet from now on.

0:32:100:32:15

Now, I have a long list of people to thank.

0:32:160:32:19

If you're not one of them, it's not that you're less important,

0:32:190:32:22

it's that you'll get less annoyed if you're off, so brace yourselves.

0:32:220:32:26

Here we go. Mum and Dad.

0:32:260:32:28

Oh, you don't have to thank us, sweetheart.

0:32:280:32:30

Yes, she bloody well does!

0:32:300:32:33

LAUGHTER

0:32:330:32:35

Excuse me.

0:32:350:32:36

..on behalf of me, Simon and Amelie for always being there for us.

0:32:360:32:40

I personally don't know what we would do without you.

0:32:400:32:43

Love you, guys.

0:32:430:32:45

Come here.

0:32:450:32:47

Look at you. You want to make a speech.

0:32:500:32:53

Go on, off you go.

0:32:530:32:56

All right, all right!

0:32:560:32:58

Well, now, before we reflect on the happy couple,

0:32:580:33:02

I want to start with some early memories of my wonderful daughter

0:33:020:33:07

to give you some idea of what she was really like...

0:33:070:33:11

VIBRATOR BUZZES

0:35:070:35:08

FOOTSTEPS

0:35:140:35:16

-What are you doing?

-Your face is red.

0:35:240:35:26

-How's your blood pressure these days?

-Why are you here?

0:35:270:35:31

-In this room or in your house?

-Both.

0:35:310:35:33

Because in all honesty, Simon, I need to feel like there's been

0:35:340:35:37

some ill-effect from the things that you've done to me and Tom.

0:35:370:35:41

Looking at everyone down there, this huge house,

0:35:410:35:44

your clothes, the car outside

0:35:440:35:46

and the little expensive vibrator in the drawer.

0:35:460:35:49

I don't think you've suffered at all.

0:35:490:35:52

-Are you going to have another one?

-What?

0:35:530:35:55

Child.

0:35:550:35:56

You're drunk.

0:35:560:35:57

-There's one thing that you don't have.

-Gemma.

-Me.

0:35:570:36:00

-I had a real shock tonight.

-You need to come downstairs...

0:36:010:36:04

I dressed like this for James' benefit, actually.

0:36:040:36:07

I loosened it up a bit before I got here, but I didn't expect

0:36:070:36:11

when I was standing close to you, just after I arrived,

0:36:110:36:14

and I picked that bit of fluff off your shoulder,

0:36:140:36:17

I didn't expect to feel your cock...

0:36:170:36:20

..getting bigger.

0:36:210:36:23

Poking into my thigh, despite everything.

0:36:240:36:27

I have a feeling that doesn't happen so much with Kate any more.

0:36:280:36:30

-Were you always like this?

-I think you know I absolutely was.

0:36:300:36:34

Admit how you feel about me.

0:36:390:36:40

And then I'll know you're suffering.

0:36:420:36:44

Admit you still find me attractive, then I'll go.

0:36:470:36:50

I told you, of course I still think about you.

0:36:500:36:52

Admit that you're starting to get a hard-on just looking at me.

0:36:520:36:55

-Honestly?

-Honestly.

0:36:570:36:59

Then I'll go.

0:36:590:37:01

-Yes, I find you very attractive.

-I'm your type.

0:37:050:37:07

We were married for a long time, very successfully,

0:37:070:37:10

-and that would seem to suggest...

-It wasn't about me.

0:37:100:37:12

-The reason you looked elsewhere.

-I never said it was.

0:37:120:37:16

So your feelings for me are...

0:37:160:37:18

Still there to some extent, of course.

0:37:180:37:19

-Does Kate know this?

-She's not stupid.

0:37:190:37:22

No, I know she's not stupid.

0:37:220:37:23

What is it with you and intellectually superior women?

0:37:250:37:29

-Actually, we're both quite...

-She's nothing like you.

0:37:290:37:32

Does she know you still have feelings for me?

0:37:320:37:34

She'd be shocked to hear it.

0:37:360:37:38

I'm recording this conversation by the way. Now, on my phone.

0:37:380:37:41

It's had it going all night just in case I needed it.

0:37:430:37:46

Jesus. Fine. I won't be blackmailed. Do what you want.

0:37:470:37:50

I didn't really record it.

0:37:500:37:52

-OK.

-Actually, I did.

0:37:550:37:58

This is exactly the kind of game that you enjoy.

0:38:010:38:04

And now Kate's no longer a secret. She's become boring.

0:38:040:38:08

You like the intrigue.

0:38:100:38:12

I'm all about games.

0:38:130:38:15

Stop.

0:38:200:38:21

We've moved, we're here.

0:38:250:38:28

It doesn't matter what you do or what you say, it's too late.

0:38:280:38:32

Which is why you didn't tell me till it was all done.

0:38:320:38:35

So that you were just a fact I had to deal with.

0:38:350:38:37

You can always find somewhere else yourself.

0:38:370:38:39

Yes, that's what you want, isn't it?

0:38:460:38:49

You want to get rid of me.

0:38:510:38:53

Then what's the plan?

0:38:580:39:00

Wait and see.

0:39:010:39:03

Again.

0:39:110:39:13

You just can't help yourself, can you?

0:39:140:39:16

Do you want to?

0:39:220:39:24

Do you?

0:39:270:39:28

I'd rather slit my own throat.

0:39:320:39:35

What's going on? Where's Simon?

0:39:480:39:51

We were in your bedroom.

0:39:520:39:54

-What do you want from us really?

-My son.

0:39:540:39:56

And then a taxi.

0:39:570:40:00

Here, something for later.

0:40:000:40:02

Don't show Simon.

0:40:040:40:06

# Run away

0:40:070:40:09

# I've got to get away

0:40:090:40:12

# From the pain you drive into the heart of me

0:40:120:40:16

# The love we share

0:40:160:40:18

# Seems to go nowhere

0:40:180:40:22

# And I've lost my light

0:40:220:40:25

# For I toss and turn I can't sleep at night

0:40:250:40:30

# Once I ran to you

0:40:300:40:33

# Now I'll run from you

0:40:340:40:36

# This tainted love you've given

0:40:360:40:39

# I give you all a boy could give you

0:40:390:40:43

# Take my tears and that's not nearly all

0:40:430:40:47

-# Tainted love

-Oh-ooh

0:40:470:40:50

# Tainted love

0:40:500:40:52

# Now I know I've got to

0:40:530:40:57

# Run away

0:40:570:40:58

# I've got to get away

0:40:580:41:01

# You don't really want any more from me

0:41:010:41:06

# To make things right

0:41:060:41:08

# You need someone to hold you tight

0:41:080:41:11

# And you think love is to pray

0:41:110:41:15

# But I'm sorry, I don't pray that way... #

0:41:150:41:19

-VOICE MAIL:

-Hi, it's Tom. Leave a message.

0:41:190:41:21

Tom?

0:41:240:41:26

Tom?

0:41:310:41:33

Tom!

0:41:440:41:46

Tom?

0:42:050:42:07

Tom, where have you been?

0:42:070:42:09

I don't want any arguments. We're going home now.

0:42:100:42:13

Good.

0:42:130:42:14

You need a lift?

0:42:250:42:27

Thanks.

0:42:300:42:32

-Sorry.

-No problem.

0:42:440:42:45

Sorry about tonight.

0:42:450:42:47

I was worried about Tom, but it's embarrassing for you, I know.

0:42:470:42:51

Can I call you?

0:42:510:42:52

Seriously?

0:42:520:42:54

Yeah.

0:42:580:43:00

Yeah, you can.

0:43:000:43:02

Your dad has no idea. No sense of responsibility.

0:43:250:43:28

-You're not going there again.

-Mum!

0:43:300:43:32

What? You don't want to anyway, do you?

0:43:320:43:34

-Everyone at school's going to know.

-What about?

0:43:340:43:37

Oh.

0:43:420:43:43

Well, OK. I had no idea he was your teacher

0:43:440:43:48

-and if I'd have realised, I would have...

-So desperate.

0:43:480:43:51

OK.

0:43:550:43:57

Sorry.

0:43:590:44:00

You're not desperate.

0:44:000:44:02

It's fine.

0:44:080:44:10

Are you OK, mister?

0:44:130:44:15

Hey.

0:44:190:44:21

Night, Mum.

0:44:250:44:26

Night.

0:44:260:44:28

It's good.

0:45:470:45:48

-How have you found the last few months?

-Oh, very good.

0:45:490:45:53

-The work isn't too much? You don't find it stressful?

-No.

0:45:530:45:56

You must be the only GP in the country to say that.

0:45:580:46:01

Well, it's all about planning.

0:46:010:46:03

Efficiency of time, efficiency of language in the consultation room

0:46:030:46:06

and making sure you provide excellent care,

0:46:060:46:09

both personally and medically.

0:46:090:46:11

Right.

0:46:110:46:12

If you're finding it difficult,

0:46:120:46:15

I could always show you how I organise my time.

0:46:150:46:17

-How do you feel you've been getting on with everyone? OK?

-Yes.

0:46:170:46:20

I only ask because sometimes we can be abrasive without realising it.

0:46:200:46:25

I think I would know if someone was finding me abrasive.

0:46:250:46:28

-You would?

-I would.

-You'd know if you were having a conversation

0:46:280:46:31

with someone and they were finding you irritating?

0:46:310:46:34

Yes, I think that would be very clear.

0:46:340:46:36

For me, Gemma, whatever someone's personal feelings,

0:46:360:46:39

I think it's always important to act professionally,

0:46:390:46:42

no matter what challenges I face.

0:46:420:46:44

All right.

0:46:440:46:46

And no matter what's going on in my personal life.

0:46:460:46:49

All right.

0:46:570:46:59

It's good to see you.

0:47:000:47:02

Oh, doctor...

0:47:020:47:03

Sorry, Gordon, one minute.

0:47:030:47:05

These came for you.

0:47:050:47:07

-What? When?

-This morning.

0:47:070:47:09

Can you take them? We don't have the facilities.

0:47:090:47:12

-You just need to put them in a vase.

-We don't have a vase.

0:47:120:47:15

-VOICE MAIL:

-Hi, it's James. Leave a message.

0:47:300:47:32

VOICE MAIL BEEPS

0:47:320:47:34

Hi, James. It's Gemma. I just got your...

0:47:340:47:37

Your... Sorry.

0:47:410:47:43

-Gordon, how are you?

-Well, I'm don't know where to start.

0:47:490:47:53

My hair doesn't feel right in the mornings

0:47:530:47:55

and the headaches are still...

0:47:550:47:57

Doctor, are you all right?

0:47:570:47:59

I'm just a little under the weather. It's nothing to worry about.

0:48:000:48:03

Do you want to come and sit down? When did it start?

0:48:030:48:06

Sorry, Gordon, could you just give me a minute?

0:48:060:48:08

Doctor?

0:48:080:48:10

VOICE MAIL: Hi, it's Tom. Leave a message.

0:48:370:48:39

Hey, it's me.

0:48:410:48:43

I just wanted to make sure that you were all right after last night.

0:48:440:48:48

I've...

0:48:490:48:51

I've found today quite difficult, actually.

0:48:510:48:54

Erm...

0:48:540:48:56

..your dad...

0:48:570:48:58

..I don't think he's being very fair.

0:48:590:49:02

Anyway, you call me back when you can.

0:49:040:49:06

Love you.

0:49:090:49:10

-What do you want?

-Is Simon here?

-He's working.

0:50:050:50:08

-From home?

-Do you see his car?

0:50:080:50:10

He sent me flowers with this.

0:50:100:50:12

I don't think so.

0:50:170:50:18

-Do you know what he's doing to me?

-Doing to you?

0:50:180:50:21

-Playing with me. Texting me.

-He texted you our address,

0:50:210:50:24

if that's what you mean, out of courtesy

0:50:240:50:25

so you know what's going on.

0:50:250:50:26

-Do you know what he said to me at the party?

-What did he say?

0:50:260:50:29

That he...

0:50:290:50:30

That he still finds me attractive.

0:50:300:50:32

That's sweet...

0:50:340:50:36

but unlikely.

0:50:360:50:37

He didn't invite you to our party.

0:50:380:50:41

He didn't tell you to do any of the crazy things that you've done.

0:50:410:50:44

Gemma, it's not that we hate you, it's not that anybody hates you,

0:50:440:50:48

it's just none of us really think about you at all.

0:50:480:50:51

But I'll make it easy.

0:50:520:50:54

If you come here again, I'm calling the police.

0:50:540:50:56

-Did you look at my present?

-No.

-You should.

0:50:560:50:59

Tom!

0:51:090:51:10

Tom, sorry I'm late. I hope you made your way to the kitchen.

0:51:130:51:16

I'll find...

0:51:160:51:18

-He's not back yet.

-Get out.

-We should talk.

0:51:180:51:21

-How did you...?

-I've got a key.

0:51:210:51:23

-I changed the locks.

-I changed my key.

0:51:230:51:25

This is my house.

0:51:250:51:26

I copied it from Tom's a few weeks ago.

0:51:260:51:28

You pushed your way into my house. Calm down.

0:51:280:51:30

-Why did you send me these?

-I don't know what you mean.

0:51:360:51:39

Why would I send you flowers? What made you think it was me?

0:51:390:51:42

Because the message called me a bitch.

0:51:420:51:44

Oh, those flowers.

0:51:440:51:46

Yeah, that was me. Last night. Got drunk. Went online.

0:51:460:51:49

Just stop! This isn't a game.

0:51:490:51:51

You ruined my life, you hit me, you hurt our son forever.

0:51:510:51:55

-Not just me, both of us.

-But it's so much easier for you, isn't it?

0:51:550:51:58

You were never cheated on. No-one's ever betrayed your trust.

0:51:580:52:01

You had a pretty good go. You told me that you'd killed our son.

0:52:010:52:04

I made you feel the horror of it.

0:52:040:52:06

I think you've forgotten that you lied to me for two years.

0:52:060:52:08

All the time you were sleeping with another woman,

0:52:080:52:11

cheated me out of money, lied to our son,

0:52:110:52:12

betrayed every promise that you ever made.

0:52:120:52:15

A few months after we split, once everything was settled,

0:52:150:52:18

clearly, as you say, you moved on, because you could.

0:52:180:52:21

But I can't.

0:52:210:52:23

As far as I'm concerned, it could happen again.

0:52:230:52:26

Anyone could be lying to me and I wouldn't know.

0:52:260:52:28

Well, sorry.

0:52:300:52:32

Maybe you should see someone about that.

0:52:320:52:34

Please stop. Just go away.

0:52:350:52:37

You want sympathy? Help? More money? Grow up.

0:52:370:52:40

You must have guessed how I'd react when you came back.

0:52:400:52:42

Like I said, I know you really well.

0:52:420:52:44

You want me to move?

0:52:440:52:46

You hope that I'm going to sell this place and take Tom

0:52:460:52:49

-and go somewhere far away.

-No, not with Tom.

0:52:490:52:51

Walking back in here, it's like you've been frozen.

0:52:550:52:57

You need to get over what happened,

0:52:570:52:59

and the only way you can is by moving away. Everyone knows it.

0:52:590:53:02

What do you mean, "everyone"?

0:53:020:53:04

Approaching 40 and in denial? So much happier.

0:53:040:53:07

You could be so much more if you just move on.

0:53:070:53:09

It's been two years.

0:53:110:53:12

Two years is nothing.

0:53:120:53:14

OK, well, I was born here, I grew up here,

0:53:140:53:17

my friends are here, my work is here.

0:53:170:53:20

There's only one way I'm leaving now and that's in a coffin.

0:53:200:53:23

That's good to know.

0:53:250:53:26

Hey.

0:53:310:53:33

Your dad came round to talk through a few things.

0:53:340:53:37

I just need to get my bag.

0:53:390:53:41

Bag for what?

0:53:410:53:42

Tom?

0:53:430:53:45

What does he mean, his bag?

0:53:450:53:46

In the end, you will leave.

0:53:490:53:51

You can find a new job, new house.

0:53:510:53:54

In a few years you'll look back and realise I was doing you a favour.

0:53:540:53:57

A bag for what?

0:53:570:53:59

Hey, love, what's that?

0:53:590:54:01

-Tom, answer me.

-Can you stop talking to me?

0:54:010:54:03

-If there's a problem...

-Yes, there's a problem.

0:54:030:54:05

-Are we going?

-Going where?

-Dad's.

-To stay?

-Yeah.

0:54:050:54:08

-Is this about last night? Look, I know...

-Shut up.

0:54:080:54:11

I know you found that embarrassing...

0:54:110:54:12

-It's not about that.

-Tom.

0:54:120:54:14

He's not going anywhere.

0:54:140:54:16

Tom!

0:54:160:54:17

Tom, please!

0:54:170:54:19

What's this about?

0:54:190:54:21

You know what he's like.

0:54:210:54:22

Come on, mate, get in.

0:54:240:54:26

You stay here!

0:54:270:54:29

Mum!

0:54:300:54:31

Tom.

0:54:310:54:33

Tom!

0:54:370:54:39

Was that Simon?

0:55:050:55:07

Gemma, talk to me.

0:55:070:55:09

Two years after Doctor Gemma Foster dramatically exposed her husband Simon's betrayals, forcing him to leave town, her life is destabilised once again when he returns.