Heston tries to convince a man whose wife is dying of cancer that life is for living. Cherry's birthday treat for Jimmi backfires when he discovers her real agenda.
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You had a good night, I hear.
Good. You must let us know if there's anything you need.
Everyone's been so kind already.
I'm sorry we couldn't do more.
You're clear about the support you can get?
The district nurses and hospice...
Yes. My husband, Arthur,
he doesn't know yet quite how bad things are.
OK. Would you like me to...
I want to sort things out first.
I will tell him, just not now, if you don't mind.
I don't want him to know.
Don't want him to know what?
# Happy birthday to you
# Happy birthday dear Jimmi
# Happy birthday to you! #
Come on, time to get up and face the fact you just got older.
Wow, this is special.
They didn't have any croissants but I made you an egg.
I could have been waking up in a nice hotel if it wasn't for Immie.
Breakfast in bed, champagne.
This is breakfast in bed.
And the romance?
I've spent all weekend revising. I thought I was done with that.
Oh, stop moaning. We're helping her, she needs us.
Besides I got to watch Pride And Prejudice again.
That's cos you fancy Colin Firth.
Cheer up. I've got a surprise for you.
Oh, yeah? Tap it, unwrap it and share it round?
-No, come on!
Now you know what I have to put up with.
I don't want you keeping secrets from me, that's all.
Talking about commodes is not a secret.
It's just something I've chosen not to involve you in, if that's all right?
Some things needn't always be shared.
Now will you stop pestering this poor doctor
and help sort things out, because there's good news -
the doctor said I can go home.
I thought you were having more treatment?
The consultant feels in this instance that Mrs Gwilt can go home.
-Your wife said that's what she'd like.
-It's what we'd both like, isn't it?
OK, so this is work and this is a car park. PHONE RINGS
Wait a sec.
Yes, thank you for calling me back.
OK, yeah, that's great. I've got the details.
OK, thank you, bye.
Who was that?
Nothing, it's just the bank checking something.
No, everything's fine. So, here we are.
So what are we doing here?
First starts here, and then you'll see,
so come on and follow me.
Are you the female version of sudoku? I haven't got a clue what you're on about.
You'll see. You just need to get in the mood.
Oh, you've made it so nice.
Just moved a few things around a bit, that's all.
It's very special to be home.
A long time ago, when we lost Michael,
we talked about things, didn't we?
If something happened to one of us,
then the other would want to go too.
Everything's organised, love.
Let's get you settled in and comfy. I'll just take this upstairs.
-I could hook you up with some Viagra if you need it?
Speaking from experience, are we?
Happy birthday, something from the gang.
I'll save you the singing.
Thanks, guys, you shouldn't have.
You could open that up if you want, share them round? I'd kill for a truffle.
Women and chocolate!
You sure that's a good idea? It's your second, isn't it?
It's just that I read...
It's decaf! Keep your fascinating facts to yourself.
What are you doing here on your birthday, nothing better to do?
Cherry's got a surprise planned, apparently.
Yes, she has - a treasure hunt!
That sounds like fun(!)
Come on, I helped do it, read it out.
A bit like a bottle, but no wine, not for me,
cos I'm medically special and I'm just used for...
Is it cryptic?
Can't we just do hotter, colder?
Use your initiative, come on. I know what it is.
My new bedroom.
It's very lovely.
It's home, that's all.
Doesn't matter whether it's upstairs or down.
Always looked after me well, didn't you, Art?
Treated me like a lady all my life, Doctor.
You are a lady, Lillian.
Arthur, love, make the doctor a tea, would you?
I'm sure he'd like that.
Thank you for coming, I know how busy things are.
And I know I've been enough trouble,
but there are a few things I just want to sort out.
Well, we're here to do what we can.
I've left the number for nurses and hospice, don't hesitate...
Actually, it's Arthur I'm more worried about.
He doesn't know how badly it's spread. I haven't told him.
I know this is difficult for you,
but your time is very precious.
He's very strong, he'll do anything for you.
THAT is what I'm worried about.
A long time ago when we lost our son, we made a vow.
A pact that if something happened to one of us,
then the other would want to go too.
That life wasn't worth living without the other.
I told Arthur I couldn't imagine life without him,
I'd rather we'd both went together.
That there was nothing left for me otherwise.
And he said the same.
Lillian, I'm a doctor, I can't...
Oh, no, I don't want your judgement, I want your help.
I'm dying, I know that,
I'm not frightened any more.
It's just I don't want Arthur to follow me.
No, I know him.
I don't want him to die because I am.
# That's what you are
# Though near or far
# Like a song of love that clings to me... #
I don't know if I'd exactly call it a bottle.
Eugh, wash those hands.
Medically special and just used for...
Yeah, I got it, it rhymes.
-A corkscrew. Haven't you got enough of those?
-It is a posh one.
Yeah, it's for the wine cellar.
-We don't have a wine cellar.
-Not yet we don't!
-What, there's more?!
Imagine what she's going to do next year.
I got the idea from something Michael did for us.
It's the one thing I think might make him listen.
Why don't you just try and talk to him?
Once Arthur gets an idea into his head, he's a hard man to move.
I will talk to him.
But time's running out and I need to do this as well.
Oh, sorry, love, I don't think I can.
Lillian's been telling me about your son Michael.
Yes, he was killed in the Falklands.
We got his letter a week after he died,
telling us how much he was missing us, how he was looking forward
to his Sunday lunch as soon as he came home.
I can't imagine what it must be like, losing a child.
We learnt to live with the pain, didn't we, Arthur?
I mean, people do. You just cope.
Deal with things a day at a time and you do get through it.
You see what he's like?
I'll do what I can.
So do I get to phone a friend?
OK, "Jack be nimble, Jack be quick,
"under the undergrowth is where my light shines brightest."
OK, so it doesn't exactly rhyme.
Something to do with trees?
-Do you know how long this is going to take?
You do know that there are Porsche driving days, or balloon trips?
You could always go back and give Immie a hand?
I'll find a tree.
Is this Michael's?
Actually, it's mine and Arthur's.
We met ballroom dancing, if you must know.
Local co-op, 1960.
We became rather good over the years.
It was our one love, our passion.
We stopped after Michael died.
I don't think one should give up what gives us pleasure.
Life's too short.
I think that's very true.
Couple more cards.
And that was Sheila. I couldn't stop her.
She said she might pop over some time tomorrow.
She's very tired, we should let her rest.
You must be busy.
Well, we certainly don't want to keep you.
I know you'd do anything for Lillian.
-She told me what you discussed.
-She'll have everything she needs.
She worries about you, you know.
Well, she needn't, I'm fine. Thank you for all your help.
I'll be back later.
I'm sharing them round reception?
Waste not, want not.
-You feeling sick then?
-Will you shut up?
Look, it's too early to tell, OK?
And I know you're an idiot but you are also a doctor.
We have to wait to take the test.
So why don't you just go and do something useful until then?
And whatever it is, as long as it doesn't involve me, that's fine.
Yeah. OK, OK, we'll be there.
Thank you, bye.
There's something prickly in here.
Or did you plan that as well?!
So is there some kind of theme going on?
Ah, well done, Sherlock, come on.
Where to? And when did you get time to plan all of this?
When Imogen was doing literary devices and character in Webster.
-Oh, I was comatose, then.
It's a Porsche, isn't it? Go on, tell me it's a Porsche.
Yes, for Mrs Hawthorne?
Yeah, they should have been faxed over yesterday.
Oh, brilliant. Thanks very much.
Just remember, not to chop off her head!
What's that about?
Heston's mastering an art.
I have a sneaky feeling he's the next Tarantino.
What have you got him doing?
A dying wish.
This is more like a yomp than a treasure hunt.
Well, we could always take a break. We could...
Go for a drink?
Ah, what's this place?
It's for sale.
We could take a sneaky look?
-Maybe you can talk some sense into her.
-It's perfectly reasonable.
We haven't been for so long.
I want to go dancing.
Exactly what I said.
I think that's a bit much.
Why? If it's what I want.
Because it's not possible.
Everything's possible if you try hard enough.
What's the worst that could happen?
You're not going to say no. This matters to me.
I want to dance with you, please.
One last time.
I suppose one can do anything if one's determined enough.
Oh, you're not serious?
One last waltz.
Thank you. Now you go upstairs and get ready.
Look your best for the ladies.
Lillian, I really don't think...
No, I'm fine. Is that it?
Good. Let's get on with it, shall we?
Hello, my love.
No, don't turn me off, please. Not yet.
Sorry, just need you to sign off on something.
Oh, also, to check a date for Julia.
Can you do a GMC conference next year?
When next year?
March, I think.
Err... Probably. I mean, why not?
Who knows what we'll be doing in nine or ten month's time.
Anything might happen, right?
Right. You OK?
Yeah. Just really, really busy, so I need to make a call.
How could I forget?
It's been so long.
May I have the pleasure?
OK, well, thank you very much, bye.
So, what do you think?
-Yeah, very nice.
-Yeah, I thought so too.
It's funny how they were kind of expecting you though, isn't it?
Admit it, you're enjoying yourself.
I admit it.
I don't have long, Arthur.
No, look at me. That's why I came home.
I should have told you before, I thought I had more time.
But I don't.
Now, promise me you'll be strong,
that you won't try to follow me, Arthur?
Don't let's talk about this now.
I need to. Promise me.
Life doesn't just stop because someone leaves.
We learned that from Michael.
Look at these people here.
You just have to try harder to find things.
Don't give up, Arthur.
Don't stop dancing.
I don't like being set up.
I didn't set you up.
-How come you had an appointment?
-Would you have come if I hadn't?
I've come to the others. Then you throw something like this on my birthday!
Why do I get the impression this is all about what YOU want?
-It's not like that.
The treasure hunt was for you, wasn't it?
It was Blackpool, wasn't it?
You had some teacher's conference or something, yes?
It's all right, Lillian. Gently does it.
We should never have come, I told you.
She did this for you.
How long does she have?
Let's get her home.
Talk to her, she knows you're here.
I love you, Lil. You know that.
And I'm here, OK?
# ..in every way
# And for ever more
# That's how you stay
# That's why, darling
# It's incredible
# That someone so unforgettable... #
I should have told you about the cottage.
Might have helped.
I wanted today to be special,
I wanted it to be a little bit of everything.
Next time I'll just take you for dinner, it'll be easier.
All this treasure stuff, it's for a house, right?
If we ever find one.
I thought that it would be a nice idea.
I should've just got you a beer.
Some of it's useful - corkscrew.
Is this the last one?
Yep, no more clues.
Can I celebrate then?
Because, you know, I have actually had a bit of fun.
You don't have to pretend.
It's been like being a silly little kid again.
-All right, we deserve this, yeah?
-Yeah, I'd like to be left alone now, if you don't mind.
Lillian wanted me to show you this.
Just press play when you're ready.
# That's what you are... #
Hello, my love.
No, don't turn me off, please. Not yet.
There're just some things I want to say first
that I didn't manage to say before.
I knew it, urinary frequency.
Get lost, Daniel!
-It's a sign though, isn't it?
-It's a sign that I drank coffee.
We just have to wait, OK?
So you're going to have to lump it, like the rest of us.
I know it'll be hard, my love.
But we've been through times like this before.
Remember what you said about Michael? "Life is for the living."
I remember it.
He died fighting for something he believed in.
And I believe in you, because that's what I want.
I want you to do all the things we promised.
I just don't want you to give up.
Take chances, before it's too late.
Live your life, Arthur.
I don't even know what sort of budget we've got.
I suppose it depends on your place. When was it last valued?
-It's probably gone up since Eva died.
And if it has, then that share's yours.
-What sort of deposit will we have?
-I don't know.
I don't mind sorting out the money. Just tell me how much you've got.
And if we sell first, THEN we'll be cash-in-hand buyers.
Are we going to eat out tonight?
Which means if we find somewhere we can just go for it.
Can we not do this now?
-Hey, that's still full!
-Well, I've had enough.
You just don't stop, do you? The house, the money... You're not my wife,
-you don't need to know about my finances.
-Oh, right, you don't trust me?
I'm sick of hearing about what you think or what you're going do.
OK, what do you want? I thought we were doing this together.
-What's your problem?
-I don't have one.
If you don't want to sell and get a place together, then just say!
-Why?! If you're having second thoughts, then just tell me.
Cos I can't do this on my own any more.
I'm not asking you to, it was never like this with Eva!
Look, you know this won't be easy.
You've already lost a son.
She said you had family.
Lillian's dance meant something.
THAT'S not what she wants from you.
Make her proud.
"Live your life", that's what she said.
I going to have a drink.
You'd better take these.
-Cherry, I said sorry, I didn't mean it.
-Yes, you did.
Oh, don't be like that.
Be like what? I'm not Eva - if you can't accept that, find someone else.
-That's not what I want.
-I don't know what you want any more.
What do you mean?
What I mean is, I don't know what this is about any more.
It's nothing, I said something I shouldn't have and I'm sorry.
It's not nothing, Jimmi. This is us.
Why? What's the point?
I thought this was a relationship where we did things together because we wanted to be together.
Looks like I was wrong about that.
Cherry, look, I said I'm sorry.
Sort this out, you're doing my head in.
Right, Mrs T... Tembe. Who's my first patient?
-I've got to go.
-You're a student.
My title was "Shoplifting - An Insider's View." She'll go mad!
-I'll kill him!
-It is not my fault!
-Yes, it is!
You overreacted, just like you're doing now!
It's no wonder that everyone in this family's such a mess!
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Heston tries to make an elderly man whose wife is dying of cancer see that life is for the living. Cherry's birthday treat for Jimmi backfires when he discovers her real agenda.