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Defying Gravity

Elaine gets caught up in an abusive man's mission to track down his ex-wife. Julia takes matters into her own hands when Imogen refuses to go to her last exam.


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Always the last thing I'd think about.

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First thing in the morning, you know?

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-Of course.

-But Monday, I...

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got the papers, had some breakfast.

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Before I realised, I hadn't thought about her at all.

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Well, it means you're breaking the cycle.

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Changing the way you think.

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It's not about her any more.

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You know, it's weird since I came out,

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it's like I'm getting to know myself again.

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And for the first time in years,

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I don't hate myself.

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I'm glad. You've made a lot of progress.

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But the nightmares...

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They will become less frequent.

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It's like...

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part of me won't let me forget.

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You've no need to forget. You've accepted what you did.

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You've paid the price.

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All her fault.

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That's what I used to think.

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She pushed me away and...

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I had to punish her.

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-I used to think it all was her fault.

-But you've moved on now.

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You know better.

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John?

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We can't move on if you're holding back.

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Within these walls, there are no secrets.

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Two years ago.

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-She left me exactly two years ago.

-I see.

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Today's going to be...

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So keep yourself occupied.

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Treat yourself. Stay offline.

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Come on, I haven't looked for months.

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Well, no reason to start now.

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However, if things get difficult...

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..you're not alone. Here is my mobile number.

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Thanks, but I'll be fine.

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Will you just let me go back to sleep?

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Imogen, come on. It's your last exam.

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-You've got to think about your future.

-I have no future!

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Everyone knows that.

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Forget about the article.

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You're the most gifted, talented person that I know!

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You can't just... You can't throw that away!

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Do you not get it? I already have!

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My dad's right, I've ruined my life.

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You don't want to waste the hard work you've put in.

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Besides, if you don't do this test, your mum'll kill us.

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I don't care.

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PHONE RINGS

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-Karen?

-Where is she?

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-Who?

-The Queen of Sheba, Cherry, who'd you think?

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She's on the toilet.

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Well, she's not been answering her phone all morning!

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She is going to get there on time, isn't she?

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Karen, I promise. Enjoy your course.

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-Thank you so much. I will not forget this.

-OK.

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Bye.

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What are you doing?!

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-I'm just tidying up a bit.

-Will you just go?

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OK, 50 quid.

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-What?

-100 quid!

-What?!

-N-O, no!

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PHONE RINGS

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'Hello, Mill Health Centre.'

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Julia, I'm really sorry, but me and Jimmi are going to be late for work.

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Both of you? Why?

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It's Immie, she won't...

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-Won't what?

-'She won't get up for her exam.'

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-You're not serious?

-'I'm sorry.'

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This is ridiculous, Cherry. Does Karen know?

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No, she's on a course.

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-All right, I'll come over.

-'What?'

-You both come in.

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I am not having two members of my staff pandering to a stroppy teenager

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-when they've got patients to see.

-But I promised Karen.

-I'll sort it.

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Dr Cassidy, it seems that Dr Clay has been unavoidably detained.

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-So could you see one of his patients before your call?

-Fine.

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Just give me a few minutes.

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PHONE RINGS

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Would you like me to get that for you?

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It's nobody important.

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Is it your 'girlfriend' AGAIN?

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-I need some more pills.

-Pills?

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Anti-depressants, please.

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OK. Would you like to tell me a bit about how you've been feeling?

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Dr Clay knows.

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He just gives me the pills.

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I'm sorry, I'd really rather not prescribe them without getting some sense of where you are emotionally.

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Emotionally?

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Please.

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I'm terrified my abusive ex-husband will find me after I reported him to the police.

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I'm sorry, I haven't had to chance to fully...

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I moved away, changed my name.

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But it's only a matter of time.

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-Have you taken out an injunction?

-Of course I have. But it won't stop him.

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Why do you think that?

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He was released in March.

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Today's our anniversary, of the day I finished it.

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You've obviously been through a horrible ordeal.

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Have you ever considered CBT? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

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It's a way of making you think differently about what's happened to you.

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-That's not going to stop him coming for me, is it?

-Well...

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-How can I think differently about that?

-It can...

-He can't live without me.

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And if he can't be with me, he'll kill me.

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Don't you understand?

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-Mrs Wilde...

-Don't!

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Why didn't you answer the front door?

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Um, what are you doing here?

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Just pretend that I'm not here.

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It was the only way to get those two to stop pandering to you.

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They've both got a lot on today.

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-You're not here to...?

-What?

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Make me go to my exam.

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Imogen, you are a thief and a liar. And everyone knows it.

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So there's no hope for you whatsoever, what's the point? Do you want some tea?

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SHE SIGHS

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Are you going to be here all day?

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You know it starts in ten minutes.

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Uh-huh.

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Don't you want me to go?

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Oh, Julia!

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Immie, please, do you mind?

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OK...

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OK!

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Sorry?

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You win, all right?

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You win.

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(Yes!)

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Oh, no.

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Thank you so much.

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Right, she's giving me 30 minutes, but that's it.

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I don't believe this.

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Sorry, love. We're just about to dig up this road.

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-We're on our way to a really important exam.

-Yeah?

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Yeah, and we're very late.

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That's a shame.

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It's just that we'd be very grateful

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-if you would just let us slide very quickly round there.

-How grateful?

-I'm sorry?

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-How grateful would you be?

-Don't you get it?!

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-This is the rest of my life we're talking about, you old perv!

-Immie.

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Well, at least if you are late, it'll teach you a lesson, won't it?

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-Never leave things till the last minute.

-HE LAUGHS

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Right, we'll go the other way.

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-I'm going to be late.

-Look, if you hadn't had your performance this morning,

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-we wouldn't be in this mess, would we?

-Just take me home, this was such a stupid idea!

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Immie, you are going to that exam!

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Excuse me!

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-I see you haven't actually started yet.

-We're on a break.

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Oh, look, I'm really sorry about earlier.

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Fair enough.

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How about you?

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Teenagers!

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Used to be one myself.

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Um, look, as you are on a break, which obviously I realise you are.

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I wondered if you wouldn't mind if WE actually moved that sign ourselves

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and just nip past, you know...

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It's health and safety, innit?

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I mean, I'm the only one allowed to move that sign and I'm on a break.

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-Right, I see you like your burgers.

-I love 'em.

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Well, I could get some more burgers for you and your friends there,

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and then I could drop them off on my way back as a little gesture

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of gratitude for letting us through.

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It's a very kind offer

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but I'm watching my weight, you know what I mean?

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-OK, that's it! Give me your details, I'm going to make a complaint.

-Oh, you go ahead, love.

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Don't forget to mention how you tried to bribe me.

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Lack of morals today, eh?

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Hey, I hope you turn out better than your granny, pet.

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HE LAUGHS

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Have you seen Thelma And Louise?

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About 10 times.

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Why?

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Suckers!

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-PHONE RINGS

-(Please, please, please...)

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'This is Dr Rycroft, please leave a message and I'll get back to you.'

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It's me.

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I think I know where she is.

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You said you'd...

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You have...

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Cherry? Yeah, it's fine, she made it.

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I said no.

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-There are no more appointments available.

-I have to see a doctor.

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-I think you would be better off going to another surgery.

-I need to see someone!

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I'm sure I can fit one in before lunch, Mrs Tembe.

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-But...

-Thank you, thank you so much, Dr...?

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Cassidy. Just give me a few minutes.

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-You will need to fill in one of these temporary registration forms.

-Not a problem.

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Come in.

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Sorry.

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-I really appreciate you seeing me like this.

-Not at all.

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Now, what can we do for you?

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I've got this pain.

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Here.

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Is it a dull pain or a sharp pain?

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-Sharp.

-How long have you been having the pain?

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Came on this morning. First thing.

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Have you been having trouble breathing?

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PHONE RINGS

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Sorry about that.

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-First of all, I'll have to listen to your heart.

-Thank you.

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So what brings you to Letherbridge?

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An old friend.

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That's nice.

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KNOCK ON DOOR

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Yes!

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Dr Cassidy, there is a call at reception for you.

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The caller insists it is urgent

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and they would like to speak to you privately. A Dr Rycroft.

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-You should take it.

-I'll return the call.

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Take it. Please, I insist.

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I'll be right back.

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I'd rather not be interrupted in the middle of a consultation, Mrs Tembe.

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Do not shoot the messenger.

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Yes?

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Dr Cassidy?

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-Yes, who is this?

-'I'm Dr Rycroft.'

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-I'm a psychiatrist. I treat a patient called John Manners.

-Yes.

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I've just has a text from him saying he's with you. Is that right?

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He might be, yes.

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I'd like you to keep him at your surgery.

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At least until I can get there,

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-if that's OK?

-What's going on?

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John was released from prison earlier this year.

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He was arrested for assaulting his partner.

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I think he's trying to find her again.

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-To harm her?

-Possibly.

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I am sorry for interrupting you, but your patient has just left through the fire exit.

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I'll call him.

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PHONE RINGS

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'You've come so far. You're doing so well. This is just another test. Another hurdle and you can beat it.'

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-Can I?

-'Of course. I know you can.'

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You know, I don't even know if I want to any more.

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'Well, if you can't do it for yourself then do it...do it for me.

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'Think about how I put myself on the line for you with the parole board.

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-'You know why I did that, don't you?'

-No.

-'Because I believe in you.'

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-But it's just that she's so close right now.

-'OK, John. That's OK.

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'Where are you?'

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-Outside her house.

-'No, the address, John. I need the address.

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'I can help you, but only if you'll let me.'

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Just you?

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'I promise. I'm heading towards Letherbridge now.'

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47 Brinkley Close.

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'Thank you. Now just stay exactly where you are.

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'You'll do that for me, won't you?'

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-Yeah.

-'I'm on my way.'

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Yeah, yeah, yeah. Course I wanted to talk to you, babe.

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But it's just manic here.

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Dr Cassidy here, can you call me as soon as you get this message? Sorry.

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Excuse me! ..No, not you.

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'I'd just like you to meet Daddy, you know.'

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Yeah, it's just a shame I'm really busy all the time, babe.

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Well, we could do lunch or something?

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-Busy.

-Supper then?

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Yeah, still busy. It's this job. I mean, the paperwork's unbelievable.

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I barely get a chance to leave my...

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-desk.

-Surprise! Hi!

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You two can stop drooling and get back to your business.

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And you two...

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can stop putting on a sex show in the middle of a public area.

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It is disgraceful!

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Amy?

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Beth.

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You expecting someone?

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Aren't you going to sit down? You never could resist an anniversary, John.

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-So how did you...?

-The internet.

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I tried not to find you.

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But you couldn't help yourself?

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-I've changed.

-I don't think so.

-I have.

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So that's why you're here now?

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Why you just let yourself in?

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You'll never change.

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Months of therapy.

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Everything's so clear now.

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What I did. Why I did it.

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I'm glad.

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I know now that I'll never, ever hurt you again.

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This time you're right.

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Cos I can't live like this, John.

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He's got it all.

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Yeah, the car, youth, and the girl.

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And what a girl.

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It's like God said, "Hey, Daniel, you're past it now, you're middle-aged."

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This isn't happening.

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-I've got to get rid of her!

-You serious?

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Yeah, she just won't take the hint. Three times I've binned her now, she keeps bouncing back.

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She's like the ultimate boomerang.

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I hear you, mate, I hear you. Pretty ones are the worst.

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She came looking for me on campus yesterday.

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-You have to nip it in the bud.

-Sooner rather than later.

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-I don't know what I'm doing wrong!

-I'll tell you what,

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look, get her over, do the deed, Jimmi and I will have a listen in.

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-Would you?

-Sure.

-Yeah, give you a few pointers.

-Oh yeah, thanks, guys.

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THEY SNIGGER

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I'm a different person now.

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-You say that.

-It's true.

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So you can leave here now,

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and I'll never see you again?

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While you're out there...

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..I'll never be able to move on.

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-And neither can you.

-No...

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One of us...has to eat.

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It's the only way.

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KNOCK ON DOOR

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Dr Cassidy?

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I've called the police.

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There's no answer.

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Did you ever wonder why I left?

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Lots of reasons.

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How I finally managed to go to the police?

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You'd had enough.

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-Because you did something...

-Don't.

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-..that made me feel so low, I just couldn't get any worse.

-What did I do?

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Do you remember? You caught me on the phone to Mum.

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And you waited patiently till I'd finished.

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And then you told me I was bad, cos I hadn't asked your permission.

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And then you threw me down the stairs.

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-I'm so sorry...

-Just to teach me a lesson.

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-Beth...

-And you killed our baby.

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-What?

-I had nothing left to lose.

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-You said you could never have...

-I lied.

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So, who's it going to be?

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I can't live without you, Beth, I can't do THIS.

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-Then I've got no choice.

-No.

-It's better this way.

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-It doesn't have to be this way.

-You know it...

-Don't!

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SIRENS WAIL

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KNOCKING

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< Open this door!

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< Open this door!

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BANGING

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7244 to control. I need an ambulance, 47 Brinkley Close.

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John, can you hear me? It's Dr Cassidy from the Mill, John?

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John? I'm here now, you're going to be all right. Open your eyes, John?

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-What happened to him?

-He's not breathing.

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-Well?

-I owe you one.

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Yeah, you do. So how did it go?

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-Can we just go home?

-Immie?

-Please.

-That bad, eh?

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Look, you have been amazing.

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But to be honest, well, I might as well have stayed at home.

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What have you done?

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Do you realise what you've done!

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-Do you actually think Beth wanted to do this?

-Well, what do you think?

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We'd better take the wine and the food for analysis.

0:24:360:24:40

No...

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I put enough online and he found me.

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You should have talked to me.

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No, it had to end.

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So you killed him?

0:24:500:24:51

-No.

-No?

-No.

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He did it to himself.

0:24:540:24:56

Why?

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Why would he throw his life away?

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Because he loved me.

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He had a new life, he'd made progress.

0:25:120:25:15

He was going to be OK.

0:25:150:25:17

He would have been OK.

0:25:180:25:20

You all right?

0:25:240:25:26

I should have handled things better.

0:25:260:25:29

Don't be so hard on yourself. Look what the years of abuse did to her.

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The whole thing sickens me.

0:25:320:25:34

I'll make my own way back to the police station.

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-KNOCK ON DOOR

-Knock, knock!

-> Just a minute.

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BEEPING

0:25:400:25:42

'Right, this is it.'

0:25:420:25:45

Come in!

0:25:460:25:48

-Hi.

-Wow, you've been busy.

0:25:480:25:50

Retail therapy. So?

0:25:500:25:54

Uh, so, um...

0:25:540:25:58

Um, what I was, um...

0:25:580:26:02

What I was going to say is... Well, you and me...

0:26:020:26:05

It's almost been six months now,

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we haven't seen nearly enough of each other.

0:26:070:26:10

Good point. Very good point.

0:26:100:26:12

So, bearing that in mind, I think that maybe we should, you know, um,

0:26:120:26:18

-'play it by ear.

-You are funny.

0:26:180:26:20

'What other way is there?'

0:26:200:26:22

No. What I actually meant was that,

0:26:220:26:25

you know, we should just...see how it goes.

0:26:250:26:28

-You know, because we're both really, really, really busy. Aren't we?

-Mm, tell me about it!

0:26:280:26:33

Ergo, we must make more time for each other. It's important.

0:26:330:26:36

Which is why you're coming for lunch with me tomorrow.

0:26:360:26:39

-'What?

-I won't take no for an answer.'

0:26:390:26:41

No, you won't, will you?

0:26:410:26:43

Tomorrow, two o'clock. No excuses.

0:26:430:26:47

-Ciao, darling.

-OK, yeah, bye, babes.

0:26:470:26:50

Well, that went well(!)

0:26:530:26:55

Oh, mate!

0:26:550:26:56

THEY LAUGH

0:26:560:26:58

-Daddy?!

-You can call me Arthur. Nice to meet you.

0:27:070:27:10

There's a wet room at the top of the stairs, go and take a shower, then

0:27:100:27:13

wait for me in my bedroom.

0:27:130:27:15

He will be like a child in a sweet shop.

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Guess who...

0:27:170:27:18

-What, what, what are YOU doing here?

-Come to see you, silly.

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-Well, I won't tell if you won't.

-Still got it.

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Do you honestly believe I meant to hurt you?

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I've been having an affair with your husband.

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Elaine finds herself caught up in an abusive man's mission to track down his ex-wife. Julia takes matters into her own hands when Imogen refuses to go to her last exam, while Kevin tries to break up with Daisy.


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