Ruhma grows concerned for the wellbeing of a pregnant woman with learning difficulties. Ayesha has some worrying news about Bren and is called urgently to St Phil's.
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-Is it messed up now?
-Seriously, is it OK?
Seriously, I've got to go.
Hey. You're in trouble this weekend, you know.
What? Just you, me, and our new pocket-sprung mattress?
I love a girl who appreciates a good pocket spring.
Oh, and I found some new cushion covers
that are going to look great on our sofa.
Stop it. You'll get me all wound up, you know I'm on a night shift.
That's a very good colour on you.
-Yes, it's a very feminine neckline, very flattering.
-Oh, and am I getting traces of hibiscus, or is that neroli?
-Are you off somewhere special later?
No, no. Just, you know, willing on the spring.
Lena and I thought we might go to the botanical gardens
in my lunch hour.
Ooh, somebody smells nice.
Not you as well!
Nothing, it's just...
Its very nice to see you so loved up and full of joy.
Don't get carried away. I mean, he's hot and I like him.
OK, I like him a lot.
But he's starting to get me into some stuff that is freaking me out.
Soft furnishings! Oh, Ayesha, don't resist them.
They're a force bigger than both of you.
Hello, Mr Potato Head.
I know, just when things were looking so rosy.
That's what it is. Rose! Rose and hibiscus, am I right?
Oh, I don't know. I just spray the stuff on.
Ah, no, there's a real art to blending floral scents.
I did a course on it once.
Oh, that's, erm...interesting.
Oh, no, it was fascinating -
learning about all the different plants and flowers
and their various different properties.
I used to wander round the botanical gardens for inspiration.
Are you a keen gardener, Emma?
Well, I've never really had the patience -
although I am a sucker for a decadent bouquet!
It's not the same as seeing them in situ, though, is it?
It can be very therapeutic.
The healing power of nature.
Yes, I don't know why I don't go more often.
It's finding the time, isn't it?
Lena and I used to talk about going a lot,
but then, you know, other things just got in the way.
Right. Well, if you'd like to join us this afternoon...
Oh, no, no.
I wouldn't want to intrude.
-Besides, I'm working through lunch.
-Another time then maybe.
Actually, I quite enjoy the peace and quiet of going on my own.
Right. Well, I must get on.
KNOCK AT DOOR
How long has she been here for?
She came in last night, overdosed.
Last night?! Why didn't somebody call me sooner?
Because she was on her own, on the street, she was unconscious,
she didn't have any ID, Ayesha.
Look, they've stabilised her
and they're monitoring her very closely, OK?
Oh, Mum, what have you gone and done this time?
I've got to start my appointments,
but a consultant is on his way round
and I'll pop back when I can, OK?
You were very brave, Maisey.
Now, we've done all the tests and the checks for now
and they all seem fine.
The scans show a very healthy baby boy.
I hadn't... We hadn't realised that Maisey was so far gone.
She's become more... private about her body.
22 weeks, it is a little late for a booking-in appointment.
I had taught her all about contraception, how to be careful,
but it's hard.
So was this a planned pregnancy, Maisey?
I want my baby.
I'm registered as Maisey's carer.
I'll help her with the child.
And I'm here to help you throughout the whole pregnancy.
Now, I've got your notes here from Doctor Carter,
I work with him at The Mill.
Oh, yeah. He's nice.
Yeah. Well, he said some very nice things about you too.
Now, as this is the first time we've met,
I've got lots of different questions to ask you,
and they might seem a bit nosey or boring
or a bit difficult at times.
-I'll explain anything she doesn't understand.
Is there anything that you would like to ask me
before we start, Maisey?
Do you want one?
Hey, these are my favourites. Thank you.
An orange one. I'm going to save that till later.
She meant about your pregnancy.
Oh. Is there a chance it could slip out when I'm in the bath
-or on the toilet or something?
-Maisey, I already explained that.
Well, actually that is a very good question.
But you don't need to worry, because, our bodies,
they are very smart at letting us know
when that baby wants to come out.
Let me just show you this.
Ah. Now, here we go.
Now, you see, that's you...
Any further problems, come back and see me next week, OK?
Hi, you must be Doctor Reid.
I'm Jo. Those colours are going to look great on screen.
Erm, I'll go through and mark out a few key camera positions.
I just shot his interview
but he's insisted on a recce of the staffroom before we do yours.
When's a good time for you?
You've completely lost me.
You did get my e-mail?
No, I didn't.
I'm making a video promoting safety and security
for female students and staff on campus.
Oh, well, it's about time someone showed the initiative.
-Good for you.
-Great, so you'd be up for taking part then?
I'll tell you what, re-send the e-mail
and then I'll get back to you next week.
Uh, I don't want to rush you but I need a rough cut
by the end of today. It really won't take long.
Well, I'm tied up with surgery all morning
and I have plans for this afternoon, so...
Right, sure, I understand.
Just, if there's any way you can squeeze me in...
Look, I really can't cancel my engagement.
So gutted I messed up with the e-mail.
You'd have been a great role model,
that calm authority about you.
Yes, all right, OK.
Come back at two o'clock, but make it quick.
Brilliant! You're a star.
Well, if the leadership aren't going to do anything
to address the issue,
the least we can do is try and help one student.
You think it'll make any difference?
I know, Debs, but family's all she's got.
I can't get hold of Karl.
Yeah, I'll be fine.
I'm at St Phil's. It's my mum.
Oh, God, what if she doesn't make it this time?
I'm coming over.
Are there any babies born into the family
with genetic mental or physical conditions?
Not that I know of.
Maisey's condition isn't hereditary,
she has Unspecified Global Developmental Delay.
The experts don't know what caused it,
but she has problems with sequential and episodic memory,
fine motor functions...
Ella went to university.
Oh! What did you study?
I didn't finish the course.
OK. Now, Maisey, I need to ask you some questions
about the baby's father.
-Are you still in a relationship with him?
-Yes. Yes, I am!
Me and Finley are going to live together.
It's true, you can ask him yourself.
Let's talk about this later, eh, Maisey?
Where is my phone?
-You must have left it at home.
It's all right, it's fine, Maisey, because I don't need to speak to him right now.
Look, I really do need to get her back,
if you leave the forms with me I can get them sorted.
Well, if it's possible, Maisey, I would like to come and visit you at home later today.
There's no need. We can come back.
With Maisey's pregnancy already so advanced,
I need to assess what resources and support she might need
as soon as possible.
Hey, I'm here now.
Yeah, but I wasn't here for her, was I?
Look at me. Look. This isn't your fault.
Then why, when you showed me the state she was in, why didn't I do anything?
Because you tried to help her, over and over again.
What, and that gets me off the hook, does it?
"Sorry, Mum, I did try and help you, but if you want to sleep rough
-"or whore yourself out for your next hit..."
-No, no, no, look.
Beating yourself up's not going to help, is it?
We'll get through this, together. Come on.
Yeah. The mum walked out when Maisey was a toddler,
the father died five years ago,
and Ella has been the one constant in her sister's life.
From the notes, it doesn't look like they're getting much help.
No, well, you see, Maisey's IQ is just below 70,
so she doesn't meet the threshold for more structured support.
I've argued against that, but...
Yeah. Typical cuts.
So Ella's expected to help Maisey on her own?
Well, in the light of the pregnancy,
I've requested a reassessment from the disability team.
But I'll make it urgent now that I know she's in her second trimester.
And what do we know about the father of the baby?
I think he's registered at The Mill, also with learning disabilities.
His case workers, they're great.
I'll have a chat with them
and see what more I can find out.
All right. Thanks, chubby chops. I didn't mean that.
OK, see you later.
-KNOCKING AT DOOR
-Just a second.
-I got your message,
so I bought you these for your working lunch.
Gourmet sandwiches, don't you know!
You're a life-saver, thank you.
The gardens can wait. So, tell me about your interview.
Well, I'm not sure what she wants from me, really.
Sometimes telling your own story
can be the most effective way of getting the message across.
Maybe. To be honest, I think she just wants information and advice.
Well, if you're looking for a glamorous PA,
I know someone who's available now.
With Barry fussing around, I'm going to need one. You're hired!
Do you take sugar?
-Oh, yeah, just one, please.
I'm usually a bit more organised.
-Oh! Oh, no!
-Sorry, so sorry.
Why don't you go and chat with the midwife? I'll finish up.
Please, it's Ruhma. It's just a small spill,
I'm sure you're fine to wipe it, aren't you, Maisey?
Babies, they're a messy business, and it's all good practice.
-It's done now.
-Oh, I want to show you something over here.
I love this big heart.
Is it for someone?
-So where did you two meet?
Art class. I want to marry him.
-Showing Ruhma your artwork, Maisey?
-Don't let the paints dry out.
Oh! Can I show you the other stuff I got for the baby? Over here!
Look at these. Look at these.
These are going to be great for when the baby's a bit older.
I have tried to explain
that babies can't see or coordinate that well when they're born,
but it's still all a bit of a fantasy to her right now.
Why don't you have a look at some of these things, Maisey?
I can't, they're Ella's.
Of course you can. I just asked you not to play with them, that's all.
I can see how much thought you've put into all of this.
I know what... What Maisey will need for the baby.
Maisey, have you thought about breast-feeding?
It's a great way to bond with the baby.
Well, it will be difficult, though, won't it?
Well, it's different for every woman,
but it's a lot less fuss
than sterilising bottles or making up formula.
I can help with all the practical stuff.
I understand my sister's... limitations.
What I don't get, if she's been local,
why hasn't she tried tapping me up for cash
like she usually does when she's desperate?
Maybe she didn't want you to see how low she's stooped this time.
What, you think she was trying to protect me?
There's me worrying about freaking cushion covers
and my mum's out there too proud to ask for help.
Thank you, those sandwiches were delicious.
-Have I got it all over my face now?
-Got a bit of relish on your nose.
On my nose? How did it get there?
-Yeah, it's gone.
-Ready for your close-up now.
Just as well - here comes Cecil B DeBarry.
I'll take that as a compliment.
You weren't meant to.
-Hi, Dr Reid.
Jo, this is Lena. Lena, this is Jo.
Lena is my... My personal assistant.
Oh, she's winding you up.
I'm just a mate, here to lend a hand
and give a little bit of support.
Oh, uh, cool.
And there are lots of ways you can get Maisey more involved
to prepare for this baby.
Now, these are neonatal dolls
and they're great for practising routines. Yeah?
Right, come on, then.
Look what I've got.
-MAISEY SHOUTS IN DELIGHT
-Get one hand under there.
-Oh, it's heavy, isn't it?
Careful, you'll drop it!
-It's a doll, not a baby!
-Give us me phone!
-I haven't got it. You must have lost it.
Really, Ella. Really?
Let's see, shall we?
Are you not going to go after her?
She'll be back when she realises she can't call Finley.
She has got her phone.
I took the SIM out.
Finley can barely look out for himself,
how's he going to cope with Maisey and a new baby?
-But deceiving her...
I'm helping her, by protecting them from each other.
Look, she hasn't got her bus pass, it's too far to walk to Finley's.
She'll be back. It's just attention-seeking.
'Thanks to the diligent work of the security team,
'assaults on female members of the campus community are down by...'
Barry, where exactly are you getting your stats from?
Don't mind me.
I know you're tight for time, Dr Reid,
so if you want me to start setting up...
I think we should hear what Barry has to say first.
'Rigorous awareness initiatives have also led to
'a sharp decline in cyber bullying and harassment.
'82% of female students now say they feel safe online.'
Well, now I know this is nonsense.
Do you have any idea
of the degrading and disgusting internet antics
of some of the male students on this campus?
I'm simply conveying the facts as presented to me
by my head of security.
Well, if these are facts, then the Wizard Of Oz is a documentary.
Dr Reid, if you're ready?
Too right I am.
Hey, how are you doing?
-Ella broke my phone.
And it was wrong, but she's just worried about you.
She thinks that me and Finley can't cope looking after a baby.
And what do you think?
Well, babies are hard work.
We'll probably need lots and lots of help.
Yeah, you're right. They're very hard work
and there's nothing that quite prepares you for it.
Maisey, do you think you and Finley are ready to move in together?
Mrs Campbell showed us the flat. She's going to help us.
-Ted and Mandy work there, too.
-Well, that's good.
If I do move in with Finley, will they take the baby away?
I don't know, Maisey.
But what I can promise you
is that everybody is going to listen to what you want,
and if we can make it work for you and Finley and the baby...
How do we make Ella listen?
What is it you want to tell her?
Just that it'll be OK.
I want her to be funny again, like before.
Right, come on, then. MAISEY GIGGLES
-Let's see what we can do.
-How about some fancy smellies?
Is that Midnight Jasmine still your favourite?
-SHE GROANS AGAIN
-Mum, can you hear me?
The doctor said she's going to be drifting in and out like this
for quite a while.
You need some rest.
I'll wait with her while you get something to eat.
No, she's going to feel like hell when she comes around.
Look, I know it's a big ask before your shift starts,
but she's going to need some toiletries and some new PJs.
Are you sure you'll be all right on your own?
Ella, I have some real concerns
about the way you're treating Maisey.
I'm considering a referral to the Safeguarding Team.
But...she needs me.
She's all I've...
What about the baby?
Am I the only one that's given a second's thought
to this child's life?
I try so...
It's just so...
You have no idea.
Don't you upset my sister!
It's all right. Just smile, Ella, don't be sad.
-It's OK. I'm OK.
Me and Finley will look after you.
-She sometimes gets sad...
Listen to you.
My baby sister, all grown-up, eh?
Aw. Listen, when you go to university, or get a boyfriend,
you won't be lonely any more.
Auntie Ella. Eh?
The baby's your nephew.
Right, Dr Reid, if you'd like to sit here.
Yes, all right, Barry, there's no need to manhandle me.
I'm a person, not a prop.
Don't forget, I've got to accommodate my boom.
Thanks, guys. I do know what I'm doing here.
From my production experience,
many a good shot has been ruined by a creeping boom.
Oh, then don't mind me, Barry - it's just my profession.
I thought you were a media student.
I assumed you knew.
It was all in the e-mail.
I've been commissioned by the Vice Chancellor.
So this has all been set up by the VC?
Yeah. I know Samantha Eustace and the way she operates.
Self-promotion is all she's interested in.
No, I'm sure there's more to this than a PR exercise.
She seemed dead excited about what a great role model you'd be.
Interesting. I've only met her once.
Well, she was bigging up how smart and assertive you are.
Flattery again. I see.
At least this way, you get to have your say.
OK, but we do it my way.
Yeah, you're in control here, Emma.
And I've already done a list of some of the things we'll cover.
Highlight the positive and inclusive culture of equality.
Discuss the zero-tolerance policy
on sexism and misogyny.
Well, I certainly won't be needing that.
I don't mean to be controlling,
but it's not just about Maisey any more.
Look, you know your sister better than anyone.
I'm not trying to take that away from you.
But you don't have to try and help her all on your own.
Part of it is...
if I let her go now,
I just don't know how I'd cope with her coming back.
-I know that sounds terrible, but...
-No, it's... It's human.
It is normal.
Ah, this is for you.
I thought it was for your boyfriend.
You called him my boyfriend!
He's really going to love this, Maisey.
It's wonky. I'll start on a new one.
So, are you still going to refer us to the Safeguarding Team?
Maisey's wellbeing, that is my priority.
Don't you think it's mine?
I just want what's best for her, and the baby.
Ella, it isn't about checking up or laying blame,
but getting the right monitoring and support for Maisey,
it might help you to move on, too.
Caring for Maisey's been my life for so long.
And what about finishing your degree?
No. Studying neuroscience was a mistake.
I had this stupid fantasy
that if I understood how brains worked I could somehow fix them.
OK, well, maybe something else?
I looked into Speech and Language Therapy courses,
but without a first degree, that's three years of full-time study,
-there's no way.
-Well, talk to them.
I know that they run part-time courses
and, with your experience as Maisey's carer,
that's going to stand for a lot more than you realise.
Maybe in a few years.
This is such a critical time for Maisey.
There will always be critical times.
So it's no excuse to put your life on hold.
-He's a strong one.
This pack mentality has gone way beyond
high jinks or practical jokes.
And we all deserve better.
We deserve a leadership that is determined to stamp out
all forms of sexism and harassment.
That's great, Emma. Really powerful stuff.
I just need you to repeat that last bit for me,
so I have a really clear take.
Sounded clear to me.
So, from "a leadership determined to stamp out all forms of sexism".
Is there a problem, Lena?
I'm sorry, but this is downright manipulation.
She's getting you to repeat sound bites she can cut together
to make it look like you're praising the work
the university is already doing.
Look, if you want undistorted facts,
here's one for you.
I recently got up-skirted
and the university did nothing about it.
That was you?
A student followed me up the stairs
and took a picture under my skirt
so he could post it online.
I'm so sorry.
Well, it wasn't easy reporting it.
I felt dirty and humiliated.
But I thought it might stop him doing it to someone else.
And then I find out that the charges have been dropped
and he's being accepted back into the university.
You were right.
I should have reported Max sooner.
He's been doing it to so many women.
We've got to make Letherbridge University
start taking this systematic abuse seriously.
I swear I had no idea about any of this.
Well, now you do.
What are you going to do about it?
Look, you need to go home and get some rest.
It's not too late for me to cancel my shift.
No, she needs to know I'm sticking by her this time, no matter what.
I know this sounds really messed up,
but this could be the best thing that's happened to her.
The scare she needs to get straight and stay straight.
For good, this time.
I wondered if you had a floated baking tin.
I looked at mine this morning and it has a dent in it.
That won't do for your baking competition.
What size do you need?
Er, 12 inches.
Do you not believe what I'm saying?
Go online and look for yourself - its all there.
We're family, right?
Yeah, we are.