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Mr Fitch Comes Home

Kevin tries to help a former neurosurgeon find a reason to go on living. Cherry and Jimmi finally move into their new house, while Heston lies to his colleagues.


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Oh!

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And God said,

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"Let there be light."

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"How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me

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"All the uses of this world."

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And that's all folks!

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HE COUGHS

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Home, sweet home.

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-Not again.

-I meant to say, we need some more milk.

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I can't find anything this morning. Yes, thank you.

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-We've got to go.

-OK. Oh!

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-I'll do it later.

-Wait, it won't take a sec.

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Jimmi! I'll be in the car.

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Someone had a rough night. See you later.

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See you, mate.

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-Is the baby playing football with your bladder again?

-No!

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I am tired because Mr Sheen and Miss Fluffy

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were at it like rabbits all night!

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-Really?

-You didn't hear them?

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The noises she made - like a Smurf on helium!

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And you can stop grinning like a baboon.

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Come on, it's not that bad.

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Isn't it?

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This place...

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I thought you were happier now we've unpacked.

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Daniel, hanging up some lampshades and unpacking my knickers

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does not mean you're forgiven.

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(One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.)

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COUGHING AND WHEEZING

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I'm a doctor, are you all right?

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Are you experiencing pains in your chest or your arms?

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I'm not having a heart attack.

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Well, even so, I think we should get you checked out.

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My surgery's not far. Come on.

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HE COUGHS AND CHOKES

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Mrs Tembe, Happy New Year!

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And to you, Dr Wilson.

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I thought you were not working this morning?

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Paperwork.

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Should have done it over the holidays,

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but...you know.

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How about you?

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How was your Crimbo?

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I had a lovely CHRISTMAS, thank you.

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I cleaned the house from top to bottom.

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Oh, don't tell me -

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cleanliness is next to Godliness...

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I needed it to be spick and span,

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ready for my visitor.

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Not long now!

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Right, if you'd just like to go straight through.

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Doctor Tyler, the surgery does not open for another 20 minutes.

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Yes, I'm very well aware of that,

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thank you, Mrs Tembe.

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-You look like you have seen a ghost.

-No, not a ghost.

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More of a legend.

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Yeah, it's a chest infection.

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I thought so.

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I'll write you a prescription for some antibiotics.

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I need to put you down as a temporary patient.

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So, name and address?

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Fitch.

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The Cowshed, Derelict Farm,

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B32 Letherbridge Approach Road.

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It's a lovely spot.

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Apologies. Just having a bit of trouble taking myself seriously.

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Right.

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Although the address is actually genuine.

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I've spent most of my money travelling.

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-Oh, anywhere nice?

-Everywhere.

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Kentish Town to Kathmandu.

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So it was just you and Elaine?

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Yeah, yeah, we had a lovely time.

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Oh, it was really quiet round ours with Jack away.

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Happy New Year, everyone!

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Oh, look at the state of you!

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-Heston, what on earth happened?

-You'll never guess.

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I fell off the stool while decorating the tree.

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-I hope it didn't spoil your Christmas.

-Not at all.

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It looks a lot worse than it is.

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-Highly dangerous activity - tree trimming.

-Indeed.

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-Tinsel can be deadly, you know.

-You'll have me in stitches!

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OK, children, playtime over - nine o'clock.

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So when did you do this?

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So how long have you been travelling?

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Hard to say.

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A few years maybe.

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It's all a bit of a haze since, er...

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Since what?

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I lost my wife and daughter.

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In a road accident.

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I'm very sorry to hear that.

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It must have been very difficult.

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Still is.

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I can arrange some bereavement counselling for you, if you like.

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No, no.

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I have read hundreds of books.

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I have been everywhere.

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I have met philosophers and priests, even the odd shaman.

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No-one could help.

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So I doubt a counsellor can.

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But you do want help?

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Just looking for a reason to carry on.

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That's why I'm back here,

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where it all started.

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I've got one last person to see, maybe they can help.

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After that...

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Meaning?

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Don't, don't concern yourself.

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I'll be fine.

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Take care.

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How was Christmas with Countess Dracula?

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Not bad. We managed to escape to family a few times.

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No hissy fits or tantrums?

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Erm... Apart from throwing the turkey at Daniel,

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and then flushing his Christmas present down the toilet,

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she wasn't too bad.

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If you say so.

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-I think that she's starting to chill a bit.

-Really?

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Yeah, I think the house is growing on her. She wouldn't admit it though.

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Is that a new dress? Maternity wear?!

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-Are you serious?

-Well, it looks like it.

-Yeah it's...nice and stretchy.

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You know, whoever invented Lycra was a genius,

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cos it's just what you need when you're getting fatter.

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OK, it is not a maternity dress.

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And it's most certainly not Lycra.

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It's designer!

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No-one lives there.

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I'm looking for Mrs Fitch.

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I'm afraid she passed away about six months ago.

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I'm sorry.

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Did you know her well?

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Well, I'm her son.

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Was it her heart?

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Yes.

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They tried to get in touch with you I think.

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I've been away.

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HE LAUGHS

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There's no need to be disrespectful.

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Oh, no, I'm not. Sorry.

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It's just the irony.

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Well, anyway...

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I've got to get going.

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Oh, Mum!

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I was hoping you'd be able to...

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Oh, I don't know...

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make everything all right.

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Well, I wanted to say goodbye to Mr Fitch.

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-I don't think he'll remember me, though.

-What, you know him?

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The famous neurosurgeon.

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What, Graham Fitch?

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-Yeah, surely you've heard of him?

-I studied him at med school, read all his books.

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Yeah, me too.

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I even saw him operate once -

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totally blew me away.

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-Are you sure it was him?

-Definitely.

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He did a sting at St Phil's.

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I only ever saw him in his scrubs.

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I heard that he really went off the rails a couple of years back...

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I thought he was just making this stuff up. I should never have let him go.

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-It's his choice.

-But I think he might do something stupid.

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If you are talking about Mr Fitch,

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he threw his prescription in the bin.

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Cowshed!

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-I beg your pardon?

-Off the B32.

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Kev!

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You live, you die,

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and that's it.

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And even if there is something afterwards, who cares?

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You're just swapping one hell for another.

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Consciousness is a prison!

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Your patients aren't going to have much faith in you now, are they,

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looking like that.

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-Frankenstein's monster.

-Yeah. All done.

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Don't go standing on any more wonky stools.

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No, I won't. Thanks, Cherry.

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I hope Marina's given you plenty of TLC.

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"Blow, winds, crack your cheeks!

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"Rage!

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"Blow!"

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"Theirs not to reason why

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"Theirs but to do and die

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"Into the valley of Death."

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Mr Fitch.

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What are you doing in the road?

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A good place to think.

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Please, just keep on the grass.

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Come here.

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What do you see?

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-Nothing.

-Exactly.

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You can't give up like this.

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Why not?

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Mr Fitch, I think you need to see...

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Oh, boring, I've heard it all before!

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Tell me what you think of me.

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What you really, really think of me.

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Oh, don't be a wimp!

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All right.

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Have you any idea how pathetic you've become?

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You know I used to really admire you.

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Your work.

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In fact, after watching you operate

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I even considered becoming a neurosurgeon.

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Oh, I'm sorry I turned out to be such a disappointment(!)

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Look, I know the death of your family must have been a big...

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And I can't even imagine how you...

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But you've forgotten what a great surgeon you were.

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That doesn't mean anything.

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Yes, it does.

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So many people owe you their lives.

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Some of us get saved

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and some of us don't.

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It's just statistics, in the grand scale.

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You don't really mean that.

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Where are you going?

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Mr Fitch.

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What are you doing?

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Drive.

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Where to?

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Just drive!

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Oh, you ready for lunch?

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-Yeah, just about.

-PHONE RINGS

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Doctor Clay.

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Ah, yeah sorry, my phone's been switched off all morning.

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What, today?

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Erm, well, yeah... No.

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Well, I can come now, that'd be great.

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OK, thanks. Bye.

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The vendor's wife's recovered. We can move in whenever we want!

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Yes! Oh!

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Come on.

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Alcohol's the last thing you need right now.

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If I'm going to listen to how wonderful life is...

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I'll need a drink.

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Only thing that makes any sense.

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Well, then,

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give it your best shot.

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Sorry?

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Convince me why I shouldn't just end it all.

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Because life's worth living.

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MR FITCH LAUGHS

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I have seen the light!

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Hallelujah!

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# Hallelujah

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# Hallelujah... #

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Used to be a choir boy.

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# You say I took the name in vain

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# I don't even know the name

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# But if I did

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# Well, really What's it to you? #

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HE COUGHS AND WHEEZES

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Oh, this is brand new!

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Oh, I can't go back to work... like this.

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Just get in the car!

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Have you heard the good news?! Jimmi and Cherry are moving out.

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-Oh, finally! I wasn't sure how much more I could take.

-Me neither.

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-But they'll be gone soon.

-Good, good, good, good!

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So...

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does this mean that I'm finally forgiven?

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In your dreams!

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But they're moving out.

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I still have to live in that hideous house.

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You are going to have to make it up to me.

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I thought I had. What about Ruprecht?

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Please! Smashing that monstrosity was just an appetiser.

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OK.

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What have you got in mind?

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"Stare into the abyss

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"And the abyss stares back at you."

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Don't sit down.

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Let me go get you something.

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"All that we see

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"Is but a dream within a dream."

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I said don't sit down!

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Either this man is dead...

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or my watch has stopped.

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I won't be long.

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Well, someone's certainly grown.

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That's generally what happens when you're pregnant.

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-Hormones.

-Yes.

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So how was Christmas at Julia's?

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Relaxing. My family weren't happy, but it was just what I needed.

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-So you're feeling better then?

-Yes.

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I'm on a strict regime to help me sleep

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and I've started sessions with Oliver again.

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Oh, I've found an old note on a file.

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Something about you wanting advice?

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Advice?

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From before Christmas. Did you want to talk to me about anything?

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Whatever it was, I can't remember.

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Oh, you're as bad as me. See you later.

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Mr Fitch?

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Mr Fitch, are you in there?

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Mr Fitch.

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Mr Fitch!

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Oh, you are kidding me. Mr Fitch!

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Mr Fitch, can you hear me?

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Mr Fitch, can you hear me?

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Oh, come on, talk to me, you old... Mr Fitch!

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Yes, ambulance please.

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So, erm, when are you moving in then?

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Er, today. Already got the keys.

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Well, that just means that there's the wedding to sort out.

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How's that going?

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-Pretty stress-free so far.

-Doctor Chill is in the building!

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THEY LAUGH

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Sharing a house before they are married...

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SHE TUTS

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Well, you've got your "gentleman friend" coming soon.

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That is different.

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He is a very important guest.

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But you know how people talk.

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I mean, older woman, younger man -

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there's bound to be some gossip.

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But he... He's soon to become a man of the cloth.

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Have you never read Thorn Birds?

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SHE CHOKES

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PHONE RINGS

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Well, he's going to be all right.

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Luckily he was too drunk to take enough pills.

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Yeah, but I'm sure he's going to try it again.

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In fact, I know he will.

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I don't know. RADIO PLAYS

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I just don't know what to do.

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Yeah, well... Look, I'll talk to you later, Freya, yeah?

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'You're listening to Letherbridge FM.

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'Remember, folks, keep those texts and phone calls coming in.

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'Next up, is a request from Mr Peters, who's stuck in traffic on the M42.

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'Enjoy.'

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# Well, I heard there was a secret chord

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# That David played and it pleased the Lord

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# But you don't really care for music, do you? #

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HE SOBS

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# Well, it goes like this The fourth, the fifth

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# The minor fall and the major lift

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# The baffled king composing hallelujah

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# Hallelujah

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# Hallelujah... #

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Our stuff!

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Got it dropped off this afternoon.

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I can't believe it!

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It's better than I remember.

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It's finally ours.

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I know.

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SHE GIGGLES

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Oh, I was starting to think this was never going to happen.

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Yeah, me too. We're here now.

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Oh, nearly forgot something.

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Here, catch.

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Right.

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Home, sweet home!

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At last. It's been long enough.

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No more Zara hogging the bathroom.

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Or Daniel...

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stealing all the milk.

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-Ready?

-Yeah.

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Ooh!

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No more Jimmi obsessively cleaning.

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No more Cherry squealing like a pig in the night.

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Yeah.

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Just us now.

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You think I've forgotten, don't you?

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Forgotten?

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OK.

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How can I make it up to you?

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I get to name the baby.

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Pfft! What did you have in mind?

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Well, if it's a girl, I was thinking maybe Titania.

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What?

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It's Shakespeare.

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I don't care where it's from.

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You can't give a baby a name that's like...

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Philistine!

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-What if it's a boy?

-Well, I was thinking maybe Lucius.

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-Lucius?

-Or Lysander.

-The kid's going to be bullied all his life!

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You're joking, aren't you?

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So, what are you now?

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My guardian angel?

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Just checking.

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Well, you must know it was pointless saving me.

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Recognise any of them?

0:23:340:23:36

Well, we've got Hilda Thompson,

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who's just turned 70.

0:23:400:23:41

Mr Bedford...

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who's now a proud father of three.

0:23:430:23:45

Mrs Fielding...

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who's expecting her first child.

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Congratulations, by the way.

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Mr Rowley, Ms Chadwick,

0:23:520:23:56

Mr Wright

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and Mr Irvine,

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who are all just very glad to be alive.

0:24:010:24:04

-HE SOBS

-How did you find them all?

0:24:040:24:06

Local radio.

0:24:060:24:08

Every 30 minutes I got the DJ to announce

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that Mr Fitch the neurosurgeon needed help

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and that anyone who'd been saved by you to get in touch urgently.

0:24:140:24:17

Tell them that they're all just statistics.

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That there's no point in living.

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Now, if you still want to kill yourself,

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then fine.

0:24:320:24:34

This is so perfect.

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Almost.

0:25:000:25:02

Almost?

0:25:020:25:03

Well, we haven't christened the place yet.

0:25:030:25:07

What do you mean?

0:25:070:25:08

-Oh, I get it!

-PHONE RINGS

0:25:100:25:13

-Oh...

-Aw.

0:25:130:25:15

-Oh, it's Mum.

-Don't be long.

0:25:170:25:19

Hi, Mum.

0:25:190:25:20

No, we haven't unpacked the telly yet,

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it's with the rest of the stuff.

0:25:230:25:25

What?

0:25:260:25:27

You're joking?! When?

0:25:290:25:31

-What is it?

-I can't believe it.

0:25:310:25:34

I don't know. Listen, I'll call you back.

0:25:340:25:37

It's our wedding venue...

0:25:410:25:43

Marlborough Hall.

0:25:430:25:45

What?

0:25:450:25:47

It's burning down.

0:25:470:25:49

-Chateau Chaumont.

-Why does that sound familiar?

0:25:530:25:56

If it was up to the guys, we'd be getting married in a bowling alley.

0:25:560:25:59

-Well, I image you'd like to take a tour of the place.

-Yes, please.

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I want a divorce!

0:26:030:26:04

Bye-bye!

0:26:040:26:05

She said you're a loser and I should get out while I still can.

0:26:050:26:08

Who'd want to get married here?

0:26:080:26:10

This is where relationships come to die.

0:26:100:26:13

That's all I hear - a high-pitched "Blah, blah, blah!"

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0:26:230:26:26

Kevin tries to help a former neurosurgeon find a reason to go on living. Cherry and Jimmi finally move into their new house, while Heston lies to his colleagues about his injuries.


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