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Now or Never

Heston finds himself led into the murky underworld when he turns to a patient for help. Daniel has a rare moment of honesty with Zara.


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THUMPING MUSIC

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Good morning, Mr Waterhouse. I am so sorry to trouble you,

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but I think you may have forgotten to turn your music off.

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It was playing all night.

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I am sure you are not aware of quite how loud it was.

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Jimmi? You OK?

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Yeah.

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You just seem a little bit spacey.

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-You didn't say anything on the way here.

-I'm fine.

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You sure?

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Just asking.

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Oh! Cherry. Ohh!

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Morning! And what a fine morning it is!

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I can't remember ever making it in before you.

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I'm sorry. I am feeling a little tired.

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Oh, don't apologise. Not ailing, I hope?

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No, not at all. I have the constitution of an ox.

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I never get ill.

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-I see no milk has been left again.

-No, I'm afraid not.

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I shall find a convenient moment to go to the shops.

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Would you like me to send your patients through as soon as they arrive?

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That would be nice.

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Keep them coming. I'm firing on all cylinders today!

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Cup of tea would be nice.

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Bye, Mr Jameson.

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-Jim, I saw Kevin. What happened?

-Where do I start?

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All that work, and then she called to say she was on her way...

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You bottled it?

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-No. No, I just thought...

-Thought what?

-Well...

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Nothing was right. Made me think the whole thing was a mistake from the start.

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You are not serious. Come on, mate, are you having second thoughts?

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Not entirely.

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But if you're so sure Cherry is the one, then what's the problem?

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Truth be told, I were pretty bolshy last time.

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You were very concerned - understandably.

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Reason being, to be honest, Doc, I thought you were mugging me off.

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You know - take these sugar pills, blah blah, go home, shut up.

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Not at all, Mr Minton. Not at all.

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Call me Tiny. I know that now, Doc,

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because whatever they were you gave me, they were dynamite.

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Seriously, I'd been crippled up in pain for weeks with that stomach pain.

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So the pills were effective?

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Changed my life - no word of a lie.

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Ask my missus. Before, I was a total...

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Well, let's just say I wasn't nice, you know?

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You wouldn't have wanted to be near me. But after...

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So, Mr...Tiny...

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You're here for...?

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Seconds, boss man. I need some more.

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Almost gone, they have, and no way can I cope without them. Little tiny bullets of miracle.

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You want a repeat prescription?

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Hand on heart, you've saved me.

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I tried everything over the counter I could get,

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and everything under it, too, if you know what I mean.

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But I was still doubled up.

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Are you still smoking the illegal...

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Weed? Oh, yeah.

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Don't get me wrong - being with Cherry is everything I want.

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So if it's all perfect, then...

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I've been in love before.

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Nothing compared to this.

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And when I think about...

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us and our future together, I know it's going to get better.

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-I'm just lucky to have found her.

-And have you told her that?

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-Tell her! Say exactly what you just said to me.

-You think?

-Yes!

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-Yes. Even

-I

-was moved, and I'm spoken for, so...

-Very funny.

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Look, you were speaking from the heart. OK?

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-That's all she wants, surely?

-Nah, she wants the works.

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A big, glitzy, exciting, memorable day.

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-That was supposed to be yesterday.

-It should have gone perfectly.

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-Relationships are not like spreadsheets.

-Don't patronise me.

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I'm not, I'm saying keep it simple and sincere. Be natural.

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Since when has this been your field of expertise?

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-Doesn't take an expert to see what you need. It's obvious.

-Enlighten me.

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What's the point, Jimmi? You haven't acted spontaneously in your entire life.

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So I stopped the dope. Not for long, but...

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-And did that help?

-You having a laugh?

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I got so stressed it made me ill.

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My body's not built to withstand everyday life unaided. You know what I mean?

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-I think so.

-Live and let live. That's what I say, except for meths and glue. That's just nasty.

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So, am I on for the script?

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Well, as the course was so effective...

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but I do want to see you again in a fortnight.

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God bless you, you're a saint and a saviour. I owe you big time.

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-Not at all.

-Seriously. I know a lot of people round here and a lot of people know me.

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You need a favour, reel it in.

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-Very kind, but...

-Don't go giving this number to the ladies.

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They'd kill for it.

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No, of course not.

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I'm the man who can. Trust me.

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-KNOCK ON DOOR

-Come in.

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Any plans for lunch?

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I might be open to offers.

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OK, fancy a stroll in the country?

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-Bit of fresh air?

-Fresh air?

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What are you up to, Dr Granger?

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I just thought a bit of exercise would do us good.

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Speak for yourself.

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I'm joking. I'd love to.

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Great. See you later.

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Your tea, Dr Carter.

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Ah, thank you, Mrs Tembe.

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-How are you feeling?

-Much better for the fresh air, I must say.

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You made the right choice to walk to work today.

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-What made you think I'd walked in today?

-Your car is not outside.

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I do understand, Heston, I do, but...

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I'm begging you. That car means more to me than I can possibly explain.

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'I'll do all I can, but at the moment I've got my hands full.'

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-'In broad daylight! She can't have got far.'

-You'd be surprised.

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If "she" was stolen to order, "she" could be in a container on the way to the Far East by teatime.

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-Just get her back, Rob. Do what you can.

-Heston, I wear my pants INSIDE my trousers.

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I'll get one of the boys to check the usual suspects and keep you posted.

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-Thank you, thank you.

-All I'm saying is, don't hold your breath, OK? Bye.

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Can he help?

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I'm sorry. I will pray for your car's safe return.

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Thank you, but I'm not feeling quite so charitable.

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If I could get hold of the little...

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Your reaction is understandable. Miserable jackals.

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But, however unjust it may seem,

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in a civilised country you cannot take the law into your own hands.

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No, I can't...

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but I know a man who can.

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I'm not saying she should be shoe-horned into stilettos and a tight skirt,

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and I'm not questioning Freya's medical abilities,

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but I just think that she should present a more professional image.

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I mean, sometimes she looks like she's come to fix the boiler...

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-Daniel?

-Yeah.

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-Well, that's resoundingly reassuring.

-Sorry.

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-I knew there was something going on.

-What do you mean?

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All this "let's go for a walk and pick daisies".

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Come on. Spit it out.

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-Thanks for coming.

-Not here. I've got my reputation to consider.

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You look like Inspector Morse, which makes me a grass. Get on.

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Any time today would be good.

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-I'm not sure. I...

-Stay here and get mugged if you like.

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Budge up, then.

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I don't know what it is. I can't put my finger on it.

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You're obviously chewing over something.

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Is it the treatment?

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Because, if it is, I totally understand.

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Believe me, I'm really torn, too.

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I mean, should we start over again, straightaway this month, or...

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should we give ourselves some time

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and get ourselves into a better state before we start over?

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Maybe.

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Maybe.

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The truth is, we both know this is our last chance,

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and that's a lot of pressure.

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You're bound to be feeling anxious.

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It's understandable.

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It's OK.

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Gosh! You won't be feeling half as scared as I am.

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I'm telling you, this is not a good idea.

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I don't want to interfere. I just want to get my car back.

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You're way out of your depth here, Doc. This is my world.

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I'll call you when I've got news.

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I've heard that once already today.

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Your funeral. But I'm telling you, you have to keep back, keep your mush shut and keep trusting me.

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Right. Splash the cash, then.

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I'm pulling some big strings.

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That's it. Dust it off.

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-A pinky? You taking the Michael? I need a ton, minimum, just to get in the door.

-A ton?!

-A hundred.

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That'll do it...for now.

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Stay here and guard my wheels. Tealeaf Central this is.

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And watch out for two white pit-bulls. Big stud collars.

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DOGS BARK

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You know, whichever way this goes, whatever happens, we'll be fine, OK?

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You think so?

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Yes, because we've got each other.

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You know I'm not good on emotional speeches...

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but I want you to know how much you mean to me.

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Since you've come into my life...

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..everything has changed.

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I've never felt...

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about anyone the way I feel about you...

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And I... I want...

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I see us growing old together... you know, and, er...

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-sharing our lives...

-OK, OK. Stop.

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I'm touched, I really am, but where is this going, exactly?

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I didn't have a particular aim.

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You were sounding like a nervous man on the brink of a desperate act.

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You've been thinking again. I've warned you about that.

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Actually, I've been chatting to Jimmi, and, er...

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-he's planning on proposing to Cherry.

-Oh!

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Oh! A second royal wedding!

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-Like we haven't suffered enough.

-It got me thinking...

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That will be months of torture.

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Wall-to-wall bridal magazines, pink tulle everywhere,

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little Jamie and Nigella nibbles on silver plastic platters.

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Do they still need doctors in Australia?

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Sorted.

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-Have you just bought drugs with my money?

-Patience, Doc.

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There's a food chain round here, and now we're in it.

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I just think you're being a bit harsh.

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You're hardly a model advert for marriage, are you?

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That doesn't make me a full-time cynic.

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Church mumbo-jumbo, a few sandwiches and a bit of metal on your finger.

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It's hardly life-changing, is it?

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That's so reductive.

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If two people really love each other,

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why shouldn't they show that to the world?

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If they really love each other, why would they NEED to?

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Why would you want to make such a big, pink, silly, public song and dance about something so private?

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Well, when you put it like that...

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I'm not putting it like anything. That's how it is.

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I suppose so.

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Don't get me wrong.

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I'm not saying that I go for all that ridiculous show.

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It can definitely be over the top.

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Exactly. And it's so not me.

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And never will be.

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Do you think it's in one of these?

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Don't know, Doc. But I know a man who will. Wait here.

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See if he's in the flat. I'll check the lock-up.

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Heston? What are you doing here?

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Home visit.

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Duty calls. Had to, er, get some temporary transport.

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VOICE OVER RADIO

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OK. You don't want to spend a second round here longer than you have to, trust me.

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I don't. I won't.

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-Do you want a lift?

-Absolutely fine, thank you.

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Oi, oi!

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Where are you off to, Doc?

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Walking back to my place of legitimate employment.

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-I'd prefer to drive...

-Hop on. It's a long haul from here.

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-No, I'm fine. After all, my wallet is £100 lighter.

-Oh, dear.

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Having a little crisis in trust, are we? I've set the wheels in motion. I've got it all in hand.

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-Really?

-Cross my heart. Your baby's coming home.

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Come on. Get on.

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Jimmi, I wasn't nagging you earlier.

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-I know.

-I'm just worried, that's all.

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I shouldn't have snapped.

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-I'm sorry.

-Me, too.

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-I've got a line of patients waiting. I'd better...

-OK.

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-See you later.

-Mm-hm.

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-I could have dropped you at the door.

-This is fine, thanks.

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-Got your reputation to worry about?

-Call it professional discretion.

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I totally understand, Doc. We're on the same page.

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-Right, so what do we do now?

-You're going to heal the sick and needy.

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I'm off down to The Duck.

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They do a great curry and pint.

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-Fiver, all in.

-What?

-I know!

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I don't know how they make any money, either.

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Oh, I can't wait to get home. I'm starving.

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I'll get us a takeaway.

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You haven't forgotten what tonight is? Thursday night?

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-Cherry con carne night!

-Oh. Great.

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No calls.

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If you don't mind me saying, Dr Carter,

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I feel you need to keep the seriousness of this unfortunate incident in proportion.

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It is not very decorous for a highly qualified professional like yourself

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to be mooning around like a jilted husband whose wife has run off.

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After all, it is only a car.

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What?

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Mrs Hughes was late - I didn't get a chance to have lunch.

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What are you doing? Don't we turn right here?

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-Not today.

-Why?

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Why not?

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Oh, I get it.

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Have you got something planned?

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Are we going to that new restaurant by the river? What's it called?

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The one that was reviewed in Letherbridge Life?

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Jimmi! What is it? Tell me!

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-I just thought we'd try a different route, see where it takes us.

-OK...

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It's no big deal. I'm just... being spontaneous, you know.

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Looks like your prayer was answered!

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-Praise the Lord.

-I never thought I'd see her again.

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-You two obviously need a moment.

-Let me give you a lift.

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It's the least I can do.

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Very kind, but I believe the fresh air will do me good.

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-You sure?

-Mm.

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Italian Milano leather...

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unsullied.

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Mwah!

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-Where are we?

-I have no idea.

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If you don't want Cherry con carne,

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we can have something different.

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It's not that. I just thought it might be nice to do something else.

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Maybe go for a walk? Take a look around?

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OK.

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Has something happened today?

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-Like what?

-I don't know.

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Has Daniel been teasing you about your hair again?

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-Is it me? Have I said or done something?

-No, it's not you.

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Oh, no... It's not finally happened, has it?

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A midlife crisis?

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Is that...

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Yeah. The jetty's just down there.

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This...is where you saved me.

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PHONE RINGS

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-Hello.

-'Oi, Oi!'

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-'Tiny!'

-Am I the daddy?

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'You certainly are. Amazing. How did you manage it?'

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TINY BURPS

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Sorry, that curry's repeating on me a bit. Well, basically...

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your ton cut a nice deal with my old mate Greenhouse.

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He's the number-one man for quality dope. Used to sell regularly to

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Ricky Spanish, before they had a big fall-out.

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Ricky and I did a ten-month stretch together back in the day.

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Now he's semi-retired to look after his mum.

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She's got that osteoarthritis thing, real bad.

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When she can get it, she bakes these special dope cookies for the pain.

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They go down a storm with all the oldies

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at Mike's weekly poker afternoons.

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They call Mike Mr Motor, on account of him having

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a share in almost every dodgy lock-up and garage in the Midlands.

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Thing is, he's got a well soft spot for Rita.

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So, once she had a little word and he got on his moby to his boy Terry,

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it was just a matter of time and some subtle...

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negotiation with Bruce.

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Before...bingo. Everyone's a winner!

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Not sure I followed that entirely, but probably for the best.

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-Thanks anyway.

-'Don't mention it, Doc.'

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Really, I mean it.

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And I mean it - don't mention it! Catch you later.

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THUMPING MUSIC

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Mr Waterhouse!

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-It's weird that we ended up here.

-Yeah.

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-I had no idea.

-You didn't plan this?

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No, I swear. Not like yesterday.

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Why? What do you mean?

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At the tropical gardens.

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-Music, champagne, fairy lights...

-What for?

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I'd everything planned down to the last detail.

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Am I missing something? What are you talking about?

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I'm talking about us.

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Yeah, and...?

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Cherry, what I'm trying to say is...

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I love you.

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-Jimmi...

-I didn't mean... No, that's wrong.

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I wasn't expecting to do this so I didn't bring the ring.

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You know what, it won't be perfect but I don't care.

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Cherry Malone, will you marry me?

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-Are you being serious?

-Never been more serious in my life.

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Yes.

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-Yes, I will.

-SHE GIGGLES

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THEY LAUGH

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Could you spread the word for everyone to be around at lunch?

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This is Dr Wilson. She'll be taking your consultation today.

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I'll be observing, so forget I'm here.

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-Mrs Tembe, are you all right?

-It's none of your business.

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-I need to see my friend.

-Lynette, please. Please, don't...

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Why did you let her go?

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What the hell were you asking her?

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Heston finds himself led into the murky underworld when he turns to a patient for help. Daniel has a rare moment of honesty with Zara, while Jimmi struggles with his fear of spontaneity.


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