Freya uncovers a dark family secret when she helps a young girl and her family confront their prejudices about an unwanted pregnancy. Cherry gives Jimmi an ultimatum.
Browse content similar to Choice. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!
-What are you doing here?
-They brought us back.
-To testify against Harcourt?
I gather you ran into him.
Yeah, more like he ran into me.
So, how is he?
Same as ever.
I'm sorry, Jimmi.
It's not your fault.
So, how are you?
-Still working here.
-Still a police surgeon.
Yeah, I know.
What about you?
Yeah, I'm OK.
-So, where did they send you?
Canada?! What was that like?
It's a beautiful country, but you know what they say,
it's where people go when they find Belgium too exciting!
That good, eh?
You look good.
So, what's with the hair?
-I bet she hates me.
-It's more like me she hates.
-What, cos of me?
-She hates being lied to,
and let's face it, most of my life is a lie.
Sorry, I shouldn't have come.
I'm glad you did.
I'd like to see you again some time. You know, catch up,
but I think you need to sort that first.
-Why didn't you tell them?
-There's nothing to tell.
-Alice, you were raped!
You must remember something.
-If she says she doesn't remember...
-I don't want to remember.
If you help them, the police will find this man.
It was dark.
And you didn't see anything?
It was a couple of months ago.
-Sweetheart, if he's still out there...
-I just want to forget about it.
-Can I go?
All this time and she didn't say anything, and now this!
What are we going to do?
-I don't know.
-I should have been here for her.
-I WAS here.
-It's not the same.
-I'm her mother.
What, and I'm useless?
-I didn't say that.
-But that's what you were thinking.
-Just cos I don't have a job.
I cook for her, I wash her clothes, I make sure she studies...
This isn't about YOU.
It's been a long night, I'm going to go and have a lie down.
'Hi, this is Cherry, leave a message. Bye!'
Cherry, it's me, erm...
I don't know if you got any of my messages last night,
but I really, really need to talk to you,
so can you call me as soon as you get this.
Have you said anything to anyone?
-What did your cousin want?
-I don't know why you waste your time with him.
-Can we go?
-So, you know what you're going to say at the doctors?
-You sure you don't want me to come in? I don't mind.
-Can we just go?!
"Management Excellence for Junior Doctors,"
"Evolving Healthcare Landscapes,"
"Assertiveness Without Aggression".
Who makes this stuff up?
-I suppose they're trying to make it sound more interesting.
-You think this rubbish sounds interesting?
-I don't know.
I'm a doctor, not a management consultant.
-Did they send you all this stuff?
Courses we're meant to go on.
I said, have they sent you all this stuff about stupid courses?
I don't know, I'll have a look.
Makes fools of us all.
You said you wanted to talk.
-Yeah, that was last night.
-We can talk now.
I'm not sure I CAN talk to you.
It's Lauren, isn't it?
If I live to be 100, I'll never understand women.
Try thinking of them as PEOPLE.
One minute she's all over me like a rash,
the next she doesn't want to know. I don't know what to think.
Well, she can't make her mind up about you.
Last night she didn't even want to see me.
Apparently she had "her own plans".
And maybe she did, she's entitled to!
No, it's not just that, it's everything.
It's little things. The way she looks at me...
The tone of her voice, the things she says.
-You don't think you're starting to get a bit paranoid.
She's seeing someone else, I'm sure she is.
You don't want to let it affect your work.
Oh, and you'd love that, wouldn't you?
-Anything to trip me up!
-Good to have you back.
I take it you are back?
I don't know.
-So, you haven't made up your mind yet?
Do you want to talk about it?
OK, well, there's no rush.
You need to know.
At some point.
I will let you know...soon.
Well, you are pregnant.
About eight weeks.
Is it OK? The baby?
Everything seems fine.
Is it normal?
From what I can tell. Why?
Something worrying you?
It doesn't matter. I can't have it, anyway.
I have to have an abortion.
Can I ask why?
I was raped.
When you went to the police station...
I didn't tell the police.
Well, then, we're going to need to do some tests...
But I can get an abortion? It's not too late?
And you can do it?
It won't be me. I can refer you to a clinic.
If that's what you want.
-It doesn't matter what I want.
..of course it does.
It is the right thing to do, though, isn't it?
If I was raped?
It's your decision, Alice.
We can talk it through, but I can't tell you what to do.
-So, can I see you after work?
-I might be busy.
Don't know, I haven't made plans yet.
Then make them with me.
-Do you want to go out?
-I don't know.
Look, I'm willing to resort to bribery if that's what it takes.
-Yeah, I'll buy you dinner...
..and Champagne and then we can go clubbing.
I don't think I really want to go out.
Great, then let's go back to your place.
Not much of a bribe.
What DO you want, then?
-A present would be nice.
-What kind of present?
Depends what you think I'm worth.
So, did the doctor say anything else?
Does she need to have any tests, or anything?
I don't know, she went in on her own.
I hope she was OK.
maybe she wanted to ask the doctor about...
getting rid of it.
-Getting rid of the baby?
-I don't know. Maybe.
Alice wouldn't do that, would she?
-How do you know?
-Something she said in the car.
-I just got the feeling that's what she was thinking.
-Where is she?
-She's at school.
-What's she doing at school?
-She asked to go, I thought it would help - distract her.
-She should be here.
-If she wants to get to university...
She's not going to university, Graeme, not with a baby.
Maybe she's right about having an abortion!
Look, Jane, she was raped.
It might be the only sensible thing to do.
It's goes against EVERYTHING that we believe in.
All our principles, our faith.
-Everything's not to do with faith, Jane.
-Well, this is.
What did Adi want?
-Does he know?
I thought maybe you'd told him, you've always been close.
This has nothing to do with Adi.
-I don't want anyone to know.
If you hadn't got pregnant,
would you have still told me what happened?
I don't know.
You used to tell me everything.
I feel so...ashamed.
Alice, the man who did this is a monster...
-..but you can't let that affect what you do about the baby.
-What do you mean?
-The baby's innocent whatever the father's done,
and if you've been thinking about DOING something...
or...deciding to get rid of it, then that would be wrong.
Cherry, listen, I didn't know Eva was back.
If I did, I would've told you.
-And I'm supposed to believe that?
Every time I think we've got to the bottom of these lies, another one comes.
-I'm not lying.
-How many more surprises are there?
He told me not to tell you.
-He said you'd go mad.
-I'm not going to go mad,
you've got enough to worry about without me making it worse.
-I can't stop thinking about it.
-About what happened?
..about the baby. What it will be like.
It'll be wonderful.
It doesn't feel wonderful.
The day you were born was the greatest day of my life.
It's not the same.
This baby will be as precious to you as you are to us.
Me and your dad will help you raise it like it was one of our own.
-Is that what he said?
-He didn't need to.
We love you and we love this baby just as much
and if you want to go to university, we'll find a way.
-It's not that!
-If you get rid of it, you'll never forgive yourself.
It's not my idea, Mum.
Well, whose idea was it?
The doctor told you to have an abortion?!
She said it was the right thing to do...
-because I was raped.
-Well, it's none of her business!
-She might be right, though.
-This baby is yours.
Some doctor can't tell you what to do with it.
She's already made an appointment.
-What kind of appointment?
-At a clinic.
Right, we'll cancel it then.
Ooh, it's very nice. Pay as you go?
Yeah, but it's got a five-megapixel camera.
-That's a bit nerdy.
-That's just what they told me.
-So, does this change your mind about tonight?
Might do. Say cheese.
-Where are you taking me?
I thought you said you didn't want to go out?
That was before you bought me the phone.
OK, how about the Icon?
-That's boring, I want go somewhere interesting, in town.
There's a new teppan-yaki restaurant that's opened, you could take me there.
Great, yeah, let's go there then.
-Boy's a fool.
I just never thought I'd agree with you...on anything.
He's an idiot.
Cherry, look, I had no idea that Eva was going to turn up last night.
I was as surprised as you were.
You said that you wanted to talk.
Where are you taking me? This better be good.
-I didn't sleep at all last night.
-Neither did I.
I kept on thinking about...
you and me and all the things we've...
-never talked about.
-I'm really sorry.
I came to realise that...
-Eva turning up is not such a bad thing.
-How can you say that?
Jimmi, please just let me talk, OK? This is hard enough.
I know that you think that I hate you right now...
..but I really don't.
I can't even imagine what it must have been like for you...
pretending that she was dead,
mourning for her.
I could never have done what you did...
and I have...
no idea what you must be going through now with her turning up.
-It doesn't change how I feel about you.
-Are you sure?
See, part of me wants to believe you.
There's part of me wants to fight for you as best as I can.
-But I'm not going to do that.
I don't want this to be some childish competition with Eva.
It has to be your decision and you've got to make it freely, with no pressure
and you need to take all the time you need.
-I don't need time.
-Yeah, Jimmi, you do.
It's too important.
For all three of us.
You'll need to make an appointment with Doctor Wilson.
-I don't want an appointment. I want to see her now.
-She's not here.
-Then where is she?
-She should be back any minute.
-Would you like to speak to one of our other doctors?
-No, I would not!
Doctor Wilson told my daughter she had to have an abortion.
I'm sure Dr Wilson wouldn't...
I'm not leaving until I get an explanation.
Excuse me, can I help?
-Are you Doctor Wilson?
-I'm the manager.
-Would you come to my office?
-Why would I talk to you?
-I want to show you how it works.
-Is that really all you want?
-I bet you haven't checked half the apps.
-I know how to use a phone.
-What's the address of that restaurant?
Give me the phone and I'll find it.
-Has it got the Internet? Wow.
-No. It's got a celebrity chef app.
-No, it doesn't.
-Give it to me and I'll show you.
-What are you doing here?
-My mum's inside.
She's cancelling the appointment you made.
The appointment at the clinic?
-Have you changed your mind?
-It's what she wants.
-What about what YOU want?
-I don't know what I want.
You can't let your mum tell you what to do.
-Everyone's telling me what to do.
-Then don't let them.
what are the chances it will be deformed?
Why would it be deformed?
Is there something that you're not telling me?
Listen, I can't help you if you don't tell me what it is.
Was it somebody that you knew?
-I can't say.
-If you don't say and it was somebody that you knew,
they could do it again.
You could be in real danger.
It was my cousin.
-That's why I need to know if it will be deformed.
-I don't think you have to worry about that, not with a cousin.
-The risks are actually quite low.
-Just with cousins?
-Where's your mother?
-This is Doctor Wilson.
We were just talking.
Best wait in the car.
I'm sorry, she's all over the place at the moment.
-What with everything she's been through. She wasn't bothering you, was she?
-Give it back!
-How many texts sent?!
-None of your business.
-You've only had it a few hours. Who are these people?
They're all GUYS. Who's Tony?
-"Love you, babe"?!
-Just give it me back, Kevin.
-Why are you calling him babe?
-None of your business, give it me!
-I didn't tell her to have an abortion.
-That's what she told me!
-Could we take this into my office?
-I told her she had a choice.
-And what about the baby's choice?
-Can we discuss this is my office?
Have you any idea how much you've hurt her?
After everything she's been through? How could you?
I didn't tell that kid to have an abor...
(Not here, Freya.)
We'll talk about this later.
If a situation like this arises again and you're having trouble handling it, just call me.
I kind of thought that I was handling it.
Just call me, Imogen, I'm only in there. It's not a problem.
-I call everyone babe!
-No, you don't!
-They're texts to friends. Mostly girls.
-They're just mates.
-Will you get off me!
-I KNOW you're seeing someone else!
Hey, hey, hey, hey! What is going on here?!
I thought we'd agreed an abortion was the only choice?
-No, YOU'VE agreed, she hasn't.
-She can't have it!
-She's going to!
-It's not your decision.
-It's not yours either.
Nothing justifies the taking of human life, Graeme. Nothing!
-What is it with men? Give them a smile and they think they own you.
I wish he'd never given me that stupid phone in the first place.
-It'll ruin her life, and ours.
-What if she kills the baby?
-How is she going to live with that?
-She's not killing it.
What do you want? Haven't you done enough damage?
-I'm just trying to help.
-Funny way of doing it.
She had no business putting ideas in Alice's head.
-I didn't put ideas in...
-You saying my daughter's a liar?
-Just leave it, Jane.
-It wasn't her.
-She didn't tell me I should have an abortion.
Well, why did you say she did?
Couldn't think of anything else to say.
Look, none of this is helping.
-You don't want to get rid of the baby?
-I don't know.
-Think about it, Alice.
-I'm trying to!
-It's against everything you believe.
-Everything YOU believe in.
-Everything we've tried to teach you, how could you?
-It's not me!
-Stop telling me what to do!
-I'm sick of you telling me what to do.
-Leave her alone.
-You stay out of this!
It was him.
-He told me I had to get an abortion.
We've been through all this.
It wasn't your cousin, was it?
-Adi? What's he got to do with it?
-It was Adi?!
Adi raped you?
Accusing someone of rape is a very serious thing, Alice.
It wasn't Adi.
It wasn't my cousin.
Then why did you want to know about the genetic risks of incest?
-It's not even three yet.
-I don't care.
I can't face another one of Kevin's tantrums.
-You can't just leave.
-Well, I am.
Are you going to tell Julia?
You tell her. Say it was an emergency.
-Say I was ill.
-But you're not.
-Oh, are you completely useless?
-Just say it was your idea.
How could he do this to you?
He said it was my fault.
Because of the way I acted. The things I wore around the house.
-If you didn't want him to do it...
-Then it was rape.
-I tried to make him stop, Mum. I really did.
When did it happen?
I woke up one night and he was in bed with me.
He said you drove him to it.
Because you wouldn't let him touch you any more.
I am so sorry, Alice. I had no idea.
I thought after the first time he'd stop.
He kept on coming back.
How many times?
How long has this been going on?
I can't believe this...
He said you wouldn't believe me.
-No, I'm not saying...
-He said no-one would.
If you don't believe me, ask Adi, he knows everything.
I do believe you, Alice, I do believe you,
but I just can't understand.
I should have been there, I should have stopped him.
You can't blame yourself, Mrs Goodson.
23 years I've been married to him. How could I be so blind?
You're not the first woman this has happened to.
What kind of a mother lets THAT happen to her child?
What have I done to you?
It wasn't you...
..it was me.
you have nothing to be ashamed of.
Every time I close my eyes I feel him touching me.
I wanted to kill myself.
I don't want this baby.
I don't want it.
You don't have to. It's fine.
This isn't the first time you've brought your personal life to work.
-Your behaviour was childish and unprofessional.
-I didn't mean to...
I will not tolerate that kind of behaviour anywhere in the surgery,
let alone in a public area.
And I most certainly won't put up with people bullying my staff -
ANY of my staff.
-She was bullying me!
-That's not what she says.
-And it is not what I saw.
-Don't look at me, I think you've been acting like an idiot.
You just remember, you're still on probation here.
This is the second time I've had to speak to you.
There won't be a third.
I've just had the saddest case.
A girl raped by her father...
and he got her pregnant.
-He was desperate for her to have an abortion.
The mum was desperate for her to keep the baby.
Then she found out and changed her mind.
No-one asked the girl what she wanted.
-They never do.
-I tried really hard to be professional,
you know, straight down the line and not say anything.
All I wanted to do was tell the girl to have the abortion.
-Yeah, you have to let people decide.
however wrong you think they are.
Eva? It's me.
I hereby call to order
the first official meeting of "The Bucket List Club".
An evening of staring at men's danglies.
How did you meet her?
At work. She's the practise nurse.
Oh, doctors and nurses!
I'm 46 years old. You can't tell me what to do any more!
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
E-mail [email protected]
When she has to deliver some unwelcome news to a man hoping to climb a mountain for charity, Karen uncovers a devastating secret. How will Elaine cope with the most challenging therapy session she has had to deal with?