Dead or Alive Doctors


Dead or Alive

Elaine's home visit to a delusional writer takes a sinister turn. Heston is embarrassed by Marina's flirting whilst Jimmi puts his and Cherry's house purchase at risk.


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-Didn't have you down as a comic buff.

-Mmm.

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I'm getting it signed for my nephew. I'm seeing the artist later, he's a patient.

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Don't tell me he's been attacked by zombies.

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No, he's injured his back.

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So how did the hot date go with the lovely Marina?

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A gentleman never divulges details of a romantic rendezvous.

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-Definitely got his leg over!

-Yep.

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Losing track of time.

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Day 14, I think.

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Still a prisoner in my own home.

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Feels like the walls are closing in.

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Not sure how much more I can take.

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It's stifling.

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Mustn't eat till tomorrow.

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Decided to ration my food to every other day. Make it last longer.

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Not much left, though.

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They're still out there.

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This morning, I heard them in the garden,

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searching for ways to get in.

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Got to get away from here. Can't leave the house.

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-HE SIGHS

-So tired. I daren't sleep that's what they're waiting for.

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No idea how long I've been awake.

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BANGING

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I'm sick of being scared all the time.

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But it's the only way to be. The only way to stay strong.

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Mustn't let them get me.

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Stay strong.

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HE GASPS

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Yeah, absolutely.

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So, crushed velvet curtains with a woven silk lining. Sounds great.

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No, no... er, it's just that I have to make a start.

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Go on, then, quickly.

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So you want pink tiles in the bathroom and pink flooring.

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-Well, don't you think it might be a little too...

-Pink!!

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Mr Peters? Mr Peters, it's Dr Cassidy here.

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Mr Peters?

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-Quickly!

-Mr Peters.

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Close the door!

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Er, what's wrong?

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I thought you couldn't walk. Your back...

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I lied. In here!

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-Mr Peters?

-Get away from the window!

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-Sorry...

-Would you please tell me what's going on?

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Why are you skulking around in the dark?

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Why did you lie about your back?

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I had to.

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I need someone to get my heart medication, someone I trust.

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I've nearly run out.

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But I gave you a repeat prescription last time I saw you.

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I can't leave the house.

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(They're watching.)

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I can't let them see me, not for a second.

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That's why I've got the decoys... to confuse them.

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Mr Peters, who exactly are we talking about?

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You wouldn't believe me if I told you.

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-Are you all right?

-It's nothing, just lack of sleep.

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You're having problems sleeping?

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No.

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No.

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I CHOOSE not to sleep.

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The moment I close my eyes,

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that's when they'll make their move.

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(Kill me.)

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-Kill you?

-They tracked me down a couple of weeks ago.

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Chased me home.

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I haven't been out since.

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Most people have only ever seen them in movies,

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or read about them in books.

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But they're here.

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Out there.

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Oh, you're up!

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-Yeah.

-Erm, I thought you might like some breakfast?

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Would love some, but I need to get going. Things to do, people to see.

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-Right.

-Thought you had work today?

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That's not till later.

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Anyway, it was really good seeing you. We should do it again, soon.

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Yeah, try and beat our record.

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Right, gotta go.

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-Right.

-Sorry about breakfast.

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No worries.

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-See you later.

-Bye.

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-SCRAPING

-It's here somewhere.

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Mr Peters, it's clear you're mentally and physically fatigued.

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-I'm fine.

-I think you should consider going to hospital.

-No.

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You need to be checked out!

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I can't go outside. I can't!

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It's not an option.

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-Mr Peters!

-Got it!

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There's a chemist on the corner. It's only two minutes away.

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I've only enough pills left for today.

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What happens next month, when you need some more?

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It's up to you. I can't make you go, but I won't change my mind.

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And if I drop down dead tomorrow, then you'll know the reason why.

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-Now, that's not fair.

-If there was any other way, I wouldn't ask.

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Please!

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All right.

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But when I get back, we need to talk about your options.

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Whatever you say.

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Let yourself back in.

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I don't like opening the door in case they see me.

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And be careful.

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Good morning, Dr Carter.

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Morning. Erm, I've left my paper somewhere.

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-It's there on the chair.

-Oh, OK.

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SHE COUGHS

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SHE LAUGHS

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David?

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David?

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DAVID!

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So long since I've said it out loud.

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It's hard to remember who I really am.

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David,

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Miles,

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or even Troy.

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-DICTAPHONE:

-It's hard to remember who I really am.

-DOOR SLAMS

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No! They're here!

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Yep, Hello? Speaking.

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That'll be Cherry wanting a pink toilet seat.

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Oh, you're not serious?

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But you can't do that. We had an agreement.

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No, I don't want to lose the sale, but you're just taking advantage of the situation.

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Well, I don't know. I'll have to think about it.

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I'll call you back when I've had chance to speak to my fiancee.

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-What?

-The house buyer's threatening to pull out unless we drop the price by 30,000.

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-No!

-Exactly.

-Does he think you're some kind of idiot?

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I'm not doing that.

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I thought you had to get rid of this one to buy your new one?

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We do, but I won't drop it by that much. Not a chance!

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Do you think Cherry will agree to that?

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She's already stressed about the wedding and the move.

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I've always thought it it's a daft idea,

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getting married and buying a house at the same time!

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Thanks, Karen, that's really helpful(!)

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No, I was just, just saying.

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Mr Peters?

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I'm upstairs.

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They were at the front door, trying to get in.

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Mr Peters. They're just MEN,

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not zombies.

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Zombies? You didn't think...?

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The zombies that I draw, they're just a metaphor.

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Metaphor for, for what?

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American assassins.

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Assassins?! Why do they want to kill you ?

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-Can I trust you?

-Of course you can.

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-I'm your doctor, whatever you say is confidential.

-Yeah?

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Mr Peters. Miles.

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I'm here to help you.

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"David Wickham".

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Who's he?

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I don't suppose it matters now, anyway.

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My cover's already blown.

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Cover? What cover?

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About ten years ago, I used to work for the U.S. security services.

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After I left, I leaked some secret documents to the press.

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Since then, several attempts on my life have been made.

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So what brought you to the UK?

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An English friend of mine helped me to leave the country,

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set up a new identity.

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David Wickham

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is my real name.

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KNOCK AT DOOR Come in.

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Ah, I knew you couldn't stay away for long.

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Erm, actually, I wanted to have a word with you about earlier.

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-Yes?

-In future,

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do you think you could show a little more restraint?

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Restraint?

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When expressing your, erm...

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My what?

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Your lustful desires.

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Oh.

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You see, as a partner I have to set a moral example.

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Of course.

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It's going to be terribly difficult for me

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being in such close proximity to you.

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-I understand that.

-It's almost unbearable!

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You just have to be strong.

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No more wandering hands... KNOCK AT DOOR

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Yes, erm, anyway, that's very good.

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We can continue this at lunch.

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Yes. You didn't exactly show much restraint yourself last night,

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did you, tiger?!

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Are you sure your new identity's been blown?

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Yeah.

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My last comic sold really well. Better than I ever expected.

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They're bound to see a photo of me somewhere.

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You didn't actually see anyone chase you home?

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I heard their footsteps behind me.

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I could sense them closing in.

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So you could have imagined it?

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No!

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Those men across the street... I'd recognise their type anywhere.

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They've been sent by the US government.

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Oh look, the knowledge inside my head...

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it could still bring people down.

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Senior politicians, businessmen. They all want me dead.

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-You don't believe me, do you?

-I'm just concerned for your health.

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Think about it. I mean, for years you've been looking

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-over your shoulder, pretending to be someone else.

-But I'm not mad!

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I never said you were.

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But something like that could affect your wellbeing.

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Feelings of paranoia, agoraphobia.

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I'm grateful for your help, but I think you should go now.

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Miles!

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I don't want to put you in danger any longer. I've said too much already.

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I don't think you're well enough to be left on your own. I know you don't want to go to hospital...

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Oh, for the last time, I'm not going!

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So please, will you just go!

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-Now.

-OK, OK.

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It's so just nice to meet someone who's cultured, fun...

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-Well, it sounds like you two are really getting on.

-Absolutely.

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You know, Heston's such a gentleman.

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Well, most of the time.

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Meaning?

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He's got the stamina of a man in his twenties.

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He's absolutely rampant!

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Whoa! Whoa...too much information.

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No, it's not. Go on.

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-Aren't you supposed to be somewhere?

-Oh, yeah. Yeah.

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-Right, OK. Catch you later.

-Yeah.

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For another erotic instalment!

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-Heston, though...

-I know!

-Who'd have thought it?

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What?

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Get away!

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Mr Peters...Mr Peters?

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It's Dr Cassidy.

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Get inside!

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Wh...what are you doing with that?

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He reached into his pocket.

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-I thought he was going to...

-Miles, please.

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Put the knife down. They've gone.

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The knife.

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Listen to me, you're not thinking straight.

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They're not who you think they are.

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They'll stop at nothing.

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-You, you don't know what they're capable of.

-Miles!

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She...

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She didn't know anything.

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Nothing at all.

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My wife.

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They wanted to give me this.

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They had a caseload of them. They belong to a religious group.

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But...but, they looked like assassins.

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I was so sure.

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-Ooh, two sugars, please!

-Hey, what you doing here?

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Well, I had some time before my next call,

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so I thought I'd come and say hello to my gorgeous fiance.

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Ah, good, cos, erm, I wanted to have a chat with you about the house.

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Oh, snap! I was thinking for the dining room

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we should go for something modern but classic.

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-Cherry.

-Something like that.

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First I thought oak, but it's a little bit too dark.

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Pine's a little bit too light. I thought maybe maple.

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Cherry, listen.

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Sorry.

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Am I getting carried away?

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Have you had any ideas?

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Erm, yes...

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-but none of them are as good as yours.

-Awww.

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Well, wait till you see my colour scheme for the bedroom.

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Don't worry, I'm going to get you some help.

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What do you mean?

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Miles, you're not only a risk to yourself but to others as well.

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So, er...so what exactly are you saying?

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I'm really sorry, but if you won't go to hospital willingly,

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I'm going to have to request a psychiatric assessment.

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You may have to be sectioned.

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Please...

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-don't, don't do that.

-You don't leave me any choice.

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Surely you must see, you can't go on like this?

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I just want it to stop.

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It will.

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It will. It's going to be all right.

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Will it help if I take you?

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OK.

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You're doing the right thing.

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You go to the car first and open the door, so I can quickly get in.

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OK.

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There's nothing to worry about. Trust me.

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Miles, what's happened?

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Miles?

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-Ah, I've been looking for you.

-Remember what I said.

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-But I've got something for you.

-Not now. Not here.

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Rachmaninoff. Just been to collect them.

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This has been sold out for weeks. How on Earth...?

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Well, I just pulled a few strings.

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-You know I'm a woman of many talents.

-You certainly are!

-Look.

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What was it you said about restraint?

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I can't remember...

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His pulse is very weak.

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I don't know.

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Right.

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Miles, Miles... what exactly happened?

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Did they fire something? A bullet?

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Poison.

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Poison?

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-From a dart.

-What?

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I have to know what to do.

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I need to help you.

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It's fatal.

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-It's all my fault.

-No.

-I should have listened.

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-You're not to blame.

-Yes, I am.

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I persuaded you to leave the house.

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No. They'd have got me...

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Matter of time.

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I'm so sorry.

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Thank you.

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What for?

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I...I was scared...

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of dying alone.

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Thank you.

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Stay with me, Miles.

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No! The ambulance is here.

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No!

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-Hiya!

-Hiya.

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How was your night with what's-his-name?

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What, Bobbie?

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Yeah, it was fine.

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-Fine?

-We got wrecked, we had great sex. Job done!

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That's it?

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It was just what the doctor ordered.

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And in my case, needed.

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So, no chance of a proper relationship?

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Depends what you mean by proper relationship.

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I don't really go in for the fluffy, fairy tale nonsense.

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Bit 1950s for me.

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Well, whatever floats your boat, I suppose.

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How could you know it was true?

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You did what you thought was right.

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Most doctors would have done exactly the same.

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You mustn't blame yourself.

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That's what Miles said.

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I still can't quite believe it.

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To murder someone like that in broad daylight.

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Not something that happens every day.

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It's the US security services.

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There'll probably be some sort of cover up.

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It'll be like he never existed.

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Do you think that's true?

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-Elaine, you should go home and rest.

-Yeah.

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I couldn't do it to her.

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It's her dream home.

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And you're going to drop the price by 30,000?

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Yeah.

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I'd have told him to shove it where the sun don't shine.

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Yeah, well, I don't have much choice, do I? Hello.

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Yeah, this is Dr Clay again.

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Erm, I'm just calling to say I've decided to, er, drop the...

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Seriously? Oh, it...

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then I'm not budging.

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You can pay the full asking price

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or you can go to hell!

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Well, that's fine by me, mate.

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-He wanted me to drop it by 50,000 this time.

-No!

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-Good for you for standing firm.

-Yeah, but with no buyer...

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You lose your dream house.

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-Cherry's going to be devastated.

-Don't you think I already know that?!

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Just because I'm pregnant, there's no need to patronise me.

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-Are you okay?

-What does it look like?

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Do you want me to call you an ambulance?

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You'll be able to share your toys with them,

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cos you're such a clever girl.

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You know, this world would be a whole lot better

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if there were more people like you in it.

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-If ever you want to talk...

-Don't hold your breath!

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Elaine's latest home visit to a delusional comic writer takes a sinister turn.

Heston is embarrassed by Marina's flirtatious behaviour at work whilst Jimmi puts his and Cherry's dream house purchase at risk.


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