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How you feeling?
I must've dozed off. What time is it?
I might get up in a bit.
No, you just stay there and take it easy -
it's New Year's Day.
We'll see. We'll see.
Cup of tea, Pat?
Oh, that'd be lovely.
Not now, Tiff.
Nana Pat's a bit tired, yeah?
Nonsense, no. Come in.
Come in, darling.
Look, you've got your Christmas present on.
I spilt ketchup on it. Mum went spare.
Well, we'll have to put that in the wash for you.
-Get it nice and clean.
-I'm going to wear it for my birthday party.
Tiff, that's six weeks away.
Five weeks and two days.
I've done my present list already.
I know what I'm going to give you. A pair of my earrings.
That special pair.
Ricky, bring that box over, darling, on there.
-It's all right. I'll get it.
-I'm sorry. sorry.
That's the... That's the one, darling. Remember?
What do you think?
I'll get that cup of tea.
That's all right, I'll do it. Come on, Tiff. You can give me a hand.
These were your Dad's favourites.
He got them for me the night before we got wed.
Put 'em on for me, would you, please, love?
I'll get that tea, yeah?
I don't suppose...David's called?
Er, no. No, not yet.
I'll try him again, yeah?
Anything you need, all right? Anything at all.
-Day or night, you just give me a call, OK?
Thanks, Fats. I think we're going to stay in tonight -
quiet time with the family.
-All right, sweetheart. Look, I'm going to go, OK?
Happy New Year, guys.
-Happy New Year.
-Happy New Year.
-I'll make the tea.
-What about the kids?
They know something's wrong. Should we prepare them?
No. No, no. You can't. Tiff's in there making a get well card.
-But ain't it better that they know?
Listen, do you want me to play with the kids, keep them occupied?
Yeah, yeah. That's a good idea, love. Go on.
Well, you know, maybe...
Maybe we should phone David again.
Do you think he's going to come?
Oh, it is getting cold out there.
-I just got back from Pat's.
Bit of a downer, innit? New Year, sick in bed.
-She's got her family around her. That's what counts, innit?
when you see Whit, tell her if there's anything I can do, she just has to ask.
She's all good, bruv.
Fats is taking care of everything that she needs, yeah?
Ah, nice one, bruv.
-All right, Fats?
-How's it going, babe?
I need a double vodka and tonic, please.
Why, what's up?
Abi. She's doing my head in, right?
It was New Year's Eve -
you're supposed to go out and to get trollied.
-What is her problem?
-Well, maybe THAT.
-I fell over - so what?
Ah, going so soon?
Yeah. There's only so much festive cheer I can stomach.
Chips, I think!
-Nice one. Forget Bobby, did you?
-No, we've dropped him off at Jane's.
You look cosy.
Yeah, and very expensive. Nothing's too good for my fiancee.
-So you had a nice time, then?
-Yeah, the time of our life, actually.
Disneyland for Bobby, then Eiffel Tower,
loads of champagne and a super king-size bed.
Right, I'd better get these in and...
I better go over and see Pat.
Yeah. I might come with you.
How is she, B?
-Oh, she's upstairs.
Well, I brought her a cake. It's homemade.
It's chocolate and vanilla sponge.
I mean, I don't know if she's up to eating,
but sometimes when you're poorly, it's the little things that are of comfort.
That is lovely, Dot. Really nice. Why don't you take your coat off?
-I'll make you a cup of tea.
-Oh, Max, would you? Ta.
-It's a bit of a mess. We ain't had time to tidy up.
-Don't be silly.
So, how's she bearing up, then?
She's a trouper, you know. As you'd expect.
-A lot to handle after what you've been through.
-I'm trying not to think about it.
And it's Ricky who's taking it the hardest.
-It's his stepmum, must be a terrible blow.
-He don't want to talk about it.
Sometimes talking don't help, girl. You got to take it like a man.
How very enlightened of you, Derek.
Do you mind if I use the, um...
No, of course.
-All right, Bianca.
-Let's go through.
Ah, thank you.
Happy New Year.
-Happy New Year.
-Happy New Year.
Is that for us?
No, no. It's for your grandma.
Yeah, but she's not feeling too well. No way she's going to eat all that.
-Ah, can I have a bit?
There you go, look. Bit more cheery, innit?
What exactly is wrong with Pat?
Er, well, it's a bit complicated, Dot.
You know me, Bianca, I ain't one to pry.
Only she's been so lively lately.
It's her heart, innit?
Um, not exactly. There's complications.
Yes, but what complications?
Er, pancreatic. But it's, um, it's spread all over.
There's these blood clots, and...
she keeps having these coughing fits, and the next one...
-Do you know what? Perhaps we should talk about this later.
Well, we only popped round to see how you're doing, so...
Yeah, if there's anything we can do, anything you need, just...you know?
-We're only sat at ours, watching TV, if you want to send the kids round.
-Thanks a lot,
but they're all right here, really. Thanks.
What do you want?
I've come to pay me respects.
Ain't that lovely?
What, no David?
I want you to leave.
It's a shame, innit, eh?
All those years, and what do they amount to?
I've seen death, Patricia.
Horrible, it is.
There is no nice way to go out.
You see, in the end,
that's the one thing no-one wants to do, innit, eh?
Even the biggest man,
he'll do anything. Anything.
He'll beg, he'll grovel,
he'll cling on for just one more second of it.
Life, that is.
You're wondering why I'm telling you this.
You're going to find out for yourself, ain't you?
And pretty soon, by the look of it.
Your poor mother must be turning in her grave.
Yeah, but you see, my mother was a saint.
And she loved me.
And I loved her.
I'd have gone to the ends of the Earth for that woman.
Pity all children ain't so loyal, ain't it, hm?
KNOCK AT DOOR
Derek, what you doing, eh?
Just paying my respects.
Get out of here!
I'm sorry, Pat. Derek, come on.
SHE GASPS AND COUGHS
Pat, is there anything I can do for you?
SHE GASPS FOR BREATH
Yes, love. Would you...
Would you pass my medicine, please?
In the... That's it.
It's all right.
I... I think, maybe...
you should go downstairs now.
Everything all right?
Derek, let's go, come on.
What about your missus?
Thought she was the type of bird who liked to be waited for.
Thanks for having us, Carol, and if you need anything,
just let us know, yeah?
Babe. Come on, come here. Shh!
You are an evil little freak.
What's brought this on?
How dare you?!
She's a dying woman,
and you're up there, tormenting her.
-You wasn't even in the room, how do you know what was said?
-One look at you,
and I know. I know what happened.
Now, you listen to me.
Just cos you're sick, just cos you got the cancer too,
-don't take it out on me.
-Oi! Leave it out, Derek! That's out of order!
Why don't you for a walk, Derek?
I mean it, go for a walk.
Make it a long one.
May I come in?
Course, help yourself.
I'm not up to a sermon, mind.
Oh, no. I didn't come for that. No, I've come to wish you well.
I brought you a cake, if you're in the mood for it.
Maybe later. I'm not very hungry at the moment.
-Would you like a drink of water?
How are you feeling?
I've been better, Dot. I've been better.
We've had our ups and downs, haven't we?
Oh, you could say that, yeah!
I seem to remember you whacking me round the mush a while back.
You must have got me mixed up with Peggy.
Maybe my mind's playing tricks.
I want to say something.
I never had you down as a good mother...
I'm sure my sons would agree.
but you redeemed yourself, didn't you, Pat?
Through your grandchildren.
Your own children, they don't understand - how can they?
They don't know what you're going through,
how you're feeling.
Maybe when they get older they begin to realise,
but by that time, they're living away from you, aren't they?
And it's gone.
If you're trying to cheer me up, Dot, you're...not doing a very good job.
Oh, I am sorry.
I didn't mean it. It's just...
It's just, I want to say...
Consider it said.
Would you like a lend of my Bible?
I've had it years. My Auntie Gwen gave it to me.
I mean, you never know, it might be of some comfort to you.
And then again, it may not.
Don't count me out, Dot.
I ain't gone yet.
You keep yourself warm.
HE DIALS PHONE NUMBER
HE HANGS UP
Babe, don't listen to him.
He's been on the sauce.
He don't know what he's talking about.
-He's right though, isn't he? He's right.
-Course he ain't right.
Don't you understand?
She's the same as me.
That's what it's like, isn't it? That's what happens.
That's what it's like dy...dying.
Tan. You ain't going to die, all right?
You don't know that! How do you know?
A week ago she was fine.
She was celebrating Christmas, unwrapping her presents,
and then, it just... It doesn't give you a year's notice.
-Sometimes it's that quick, Max...
-It can be that quick.
I'm here for you, all right? I'm here for you.
What's going on? What you said to her?
What have I said to her? I ain't said nothing.
We just went to see Pat, that's all. She just got a bit upset.
I'm sorry. I'm fine. Sorry, darling. I'm fine.
I'll take it from here.
I'll go and stick the kettle on. Come on, Abs. Come on.
You tell Derek.
You tell him... he is not welcome in this house.
MUSIC FROM TELEVISION
Well, I was working. I just needed a snack.
-I thought you were at the spa. Country house hotel.
Was it nice? You have a good time?
Yeah. Yeah, it was good.
Now, look, if you don't mind, I've got a lot to do.
I called you.
Hello, I called you a lot. I texted.
I left my phone in the office.
-Where were you, Janine?
I was at the hotel.
So you weren't at the clinic, then?
The abortion clinic?
No, I wasn't at the clinic.
The appointment's for tomorrow.
Anybody want a cup of tea?
Pat, what you doing up?
Making a cup a tea.
Oh, it looks lovely in here.
All cosy and Christmassy.
You having a nice time, kids?
You feeling better, Nan?
Oh, not too bad, darling. Not too bad at all.
For God's sake, go and stop her.
Pat, you're supposed to be in bed.
Ah... Changed my mind.
I can't stand being cooped up.
Never could. Looks nice.
What is it?
-It's, er...peanut butter sandwiches for the kids.
Come on, Pat. Come and sit down.
I'm just going to fill the kettle, love.
I can do that for you.
how's your young man? I haven't seen him for a while.
-Yeah, he's good.
-He's a nice boy.
A very nice boy.
Yeah, I know.
If only nice were all it took, eh? To make us girls happy.
Pat, please. Come.
Bianca, will you please stop fussing?
-I'm perfectly capable of making a cup of tea.
-I know, but the nurse did say you have to rest.
Since when have I done what I was told? Never.
And I'm not going to start now.
-They know what they're talking about. They're professionals.
-I'm not giving in to this.
I am going to fight it.
How? How you going to do that?
I don't want tea.
I want gin and tonic.
-You sure that's a good idea?
-We ain't got none, anyway.
Don't give me that.
We ain't. We've run out. We boozed it all up over Christmas.
Whitney, go over to the Vic,
and get me a bottle of gin. And I'll pay you when you get back.
Well, don't look at her! Go on, I told you to get me a bottle of gin!
Go on, Whit. Go on. I'll do this.
You happy now?
Pat, what's happening? Ricky, come in here! Ricky, please!
-Pat, what's happening?
-What is it?
-She's having some sort of attack!
-Here, get the chair.
-You all right?
-I'm going to call the nurse.
Pat, you all right?
You got her?
-You OK, Nana?
-Tiff, please, go back in the other room, babe.
-Do you like what I did for you? It's a get well card.
-You all right?
-You all right?
Surprise! We came as quick as we could.
Had to cancel our tickets, get an earlier train.
Tell you what, it cost a fortune. That's for Pat.
You all right, Ricky?
Oh, do you like my coat?
-It's from Paris.
-Come on, then. Where's the invalid?
-Pat? What's happened? Hold that.
-She's taken a turn for the worse.
You going upstairs?
-Can I help?
I'll try and call that nurse.
You all right, Pat?
Tyler, same again.
-How's it going?
-I need a bottle of gin.
-It's for Pat. Can I pay you later?
-Do you mind?
I'm in the doghouse.
-Right, we only got these whoppers.
-What's wrong with Lauren?
She had one too many last night. Family's been on her case.
You didn't try to stop her?
How? I can't stop her drinking, can I?
Come on. The amount that she puts away - it's not good, is it?
Well, she's your girlfriend.
Whitney. Derek, hold the fort, would you, mate?
What you being like that for?
She's up in her room, dying.
She's got a few days, probably less. So I'm sorry, Tyler,
if I'm not jumping up and down dancing and singing for you.
-I didn't mean that.
-What did you mean, then?
It's just I care about you, all right? I'm sorry.
But, Whitney, I really care about you so much. All right?
And I hate it when you're upset.
It makes me feel...
I don't know. I don't know. I'm not great with words,
but it don't make me feel good. You laughing at me?
I'm not. Sorry!
-I've got to go.
-No, I can't do this.
I really can't do this.
Pretty obvious how you feel.
Booking an abortion, sneaking off behind my back.
So what are you saying?
What, that...you want this baby? You want to keep it?
Yeah, maybe I do. Maybe that's what we need. It'd be good for us. We could get married, have a kid.
We could... be like other people.
-Yeah, I thought it might come down to that.
-And if we did,
I'd want to do it properly. I wouldn't want, um...
Not like Tommy.
I'd want us to be its mum and dad - married, secure environment.
So you and me up the aisle?
Yeah, yeah. Why not?
It'd be great.
It'd be the wedding of the year.
And who would pay for it?
Don't matter, does it? We'd just get a registry office, something simple.
Yeah. Just as long as I signed on the dotted line.
Cos when we were married, it wouldn't matter who paid for it.
Because everything you've got, I guess, would be mine
and everything I've got -
businesses, property, all that money in the bank -
would be yours, wouldn't it?
So this is still about me after your money, innit?
Well, what else?
I love you.
You don't love me.
How could you?
No, you just want the contents of my purse.
And do you know what, Michael?
You can have it.
Baby, you can have every last penny,
because that is all you're going to get your hands on.
Pat, will you please just come back to bed now and lie down?
SHE PANTS And then what?
Lie down and never get up again?
Is that what you want for me? I won't do it.
You are ill. You really do need to conserve your strength,
-otherwise you might...
You tell your father that. See if he cares.
He does care. My dad does care.
So where is he?
He's on his way. I'm sure he's on his way.
He is, he's on his way.
Don't... lie to me, Bianca. Not now!
Don't... Don't lie to me.
Go on, you go downstairs. I'll make sure she's OK. All right?
Come on, you.
I don't need a male nurse, thank you very much.
No, but you need to do what Bianca said, don't you?
Need to save your energy.
Come on, let's get some rest, have a lie down, yeah?
Come on, just go nice and slow.
Wasn't so hard, was it?
I'm really sorry about Pat.
I know she can be a right old cow sometimes, but...
me and her go way back.
-She's a one-off.
And... Well, I know what she means to you, too.
She's been like a mum to you, ain't she?
My mum's dead.
Ricky, don't cry.
You're so sweet. You're one of the sweetest guys I've ever met.
Look, you're nothing to me, all right?
Do you understand?
There is nothing between us!
Ricky, don't, all right? I didn't mean to upset you. I ju...
Please, come here.
Look, it's all going to be OK, all right?
It's going to be OK.
Ricky, you all right?
He's a little bit upset.
What's just happened here?
I'm going to go.
What have you just done to my husband?
Well, I think that's between you and him, don't you?
Last of the old bunch, ain't we?
You're a young man, Ian.
You got half your life ahead of you.
Yeah. And I've got someone special to share it with.
The word's "damaged".
And If you ain't careful, she'll damage you and all.
It's OK, Pat. All right? Just trust me, I know what I'm doing.
Like you did with Cindy and Mel? Is Mandy any different?
You don't have to worry about me, OK?
-I've learnt from my mistakes.
-I hope so.
When I think of the things you've been through,
Some of them at the hands of my sons...
Where is David?
But I spoke to Simon.
He's well. I told him not to come all this way.
It's the other side of the world, isn't it?
Ian, if you don't mind, I think I'll get forty winks.
I'm feeling a little tired now.
Can I do your pillow, or get you a drink or anything?
You're a good boy, Ian.
A good boy.
I'm sorry if I haven't said that enough.
I'll pop back later. Make sure you're all right.
That'll be nice.
I will not let it go.
What do you want, B? A big row?
Pat upstairs, your kids in the living room? Is that it, yeah?
Do you know what's going on?
Tell Pat I'll be back later, yeah?
What is it?
I slept with Ricky.
I slept with him.
And it was brilliant.
It was nothing like how it was with you.
You think that all this, all these months of us being together,
holding each other, me loving you, all that means nothing to you? It meant nothing?
Look at me, look at me!
Look at me!
Look at me.
Is this the face of a liar?
You're sick, girl. You're twisted. You can't get rid of a baby
because you're suspicious!
-I'd like you to leave now, I've business to attend to.
What business? It's New Year's Day.
I've got to take possession of a property.
Pat has defaulted on her agreement,
which makes me the proud owner of number 31.
You're just going to go over there now? Kick 'em out?!
I lent that old cow money, and she hasn't paid it all back.
That makes her house mine.
And believe me,
I'm going to take great pleasure
in snatching those keys from her withered hand.
We had a drink.
One thing led to another.
You slept with him?!
That's all I've got to say on the matter.
Don't you think I'm owed some sort of explanation?
I don't want to talk about it.
Do you like him?
What's he said?
What's going to happen?
I don't know!
Don't you like me any more?
It's not about that, Ian.
I don't believe this.
This is happening to me again, isn't it?
First Simon, then David.
Where you going?
I'm going to call Jane, check on Bobby,
and then I'm going over there.
This isn't Ricky's fault.
It's got nothing to do with Ricky, or you,
or your sordid little fumble.
This is about Pat.
Don't cry. Bianca, please!
You've got to understand, I didn't know what I was doing!
-I was off my head!
-I can't, I can't...
-We can't do this now, Ricky. Pat...
-Please, you've got to forgive me!
KNOCKING AT DOOR
Well, answer it!
-It's the Wicked Witch Of The West!
-Thank you, Tiffany.
-Charming as always(!)
-We've been trying to call you.
Yeah, I saw. Now, I have got some business to discuss.
Listen, er... I've got some bad news.
Save it, Ricky, because I've got some worse news.
Pat's defaulted on her payments.
So the house is forfeit. All right? Keys, please.
Give me the keys.
What's she on about?
She wants to take the house.
It's all above board, all right?
So I suggest you keep your snout out.
-Janine, this is not the moment.
-I decide that, all right?
Not you, not you, and not your ex-con wife!
-She's very ill.
She's dying, Janine.
Right, yeah. Of course she is(!)
So I'll just rip this up and let the old cow have the house.
Is that what you want?
Don't you get it?!
Pat is dying.
-She's got cancer! Terminal cancer!
She probably won't even make it through the night. Do you get it?
-Do you get it now, do you?!
She can't be.
-Where you going? Oi!
Tiff, why don't you go watch telly? Everything's all right. Tiff?
Ricky, leave her.
You upset about Nana Pat?
Yeah, I am.
I'm sorry. I'm sorry, Tiff, I should've told you before.
Do you want a cuddle?
KNOCKING AT DOOR
Come to collect, have you?
Well, as you can see,
I'm not in a position to deal with you right now.
I'm not well, Janine.
I can't cope with anything else today.
I didn't know.
I thought you were faking.
Is there anything that I can do?
Just go, and leave me alone.
I'm going to get you a doctor.
I'm going to get you a good doctor. A private doctor.
I'm going to pay for it, I don't care.
In fact, I'm going to go and I'll find one now.
No, there's no point.
I've got the money, Pat. I want to.
It's too late, Janine.
No, no you can't be.
I thought you'd be glad.
Please, I don't want you to.
I don't want you to.
I've been horrible to you.
And I've said some things.
We've both said a lot of things over the years.
You hate me.
That's not true.
You've got every right to hate me.
I'm despicable, I am.
I... I always have been.
Not every little girl's abandoned by her father
without so much as a word.
I could've done more.
If you'd given me a chance,
I might've been a better mother to you.
Maybe some of us just aren't cut out to be mothers.
Yeah, you may be right about that.
I ain't made too good a job of it.
If I just had a bit more time...
..to go back.
I... I'd do it all so different.
I wouldn't worry about the silly little things,
like how I looked or whether I was popular.
I wouldn't have sold myself cheap for a couple a quid
to some bloke I didn't even know.
I would've been kinder.
I'd have made the most of those moments.
Having a baby,
having a child.
I'd... I'd have been there for my boys, in the right way.
And I wouldn't have had four husbands.
You wouldn't have married my dad?
He's the only one I would've married.
The only one love.
That's what counts.
When you're lying here.
All alone, waiting.
You see it all so clear.
I'm pregnant with a man that I don't trust.
I... I don't understand.
I can't have this baby. I mean, how can I?
I can't have... I've got to go and...
What? Get rid of it?
Is that what you really want?
I'm no good.
I'm selfish and I'm horrible.
I mean, what if I don't deserve to be a mum?
You'll be worse than me?
What I done to my sons?
You don't have to be like that.
You could be a lovely mother,
if you set your mind to it.
Janine, if you wanted it,
it could be the making of you.
Think of it, think.
A little baby in your arms,
looking up at you.
They were the best years of my life
and I didn't even know it.
Why you being so nice to me?
I don't deserve it, I don't.
Cos you were the only daughter.
The only little girl I ever really had.
And despite everything, I...
I always had a feeling for you.
You probably reminded me of myself.
We don't have to part on bad terms.
Not everybody has to part on bad terms.
Did it remind you of your father?
Yeah, it did a bit.
Let's forget about the tea.
Let's have a brandy.
I can still put a smile on your face.
Dad, can I talk to you?
Can't now, Abi. I got to find your Uncle Derek.
It's about Lauren.
She come home really late last night.
She'd had a lot to drink and today she couldn't remember a thing.
She can't remember anything at all. She's got this cut on her head.
-Abi, it was New Year's Eve. She was probably out getting smashed with the rest of the world.
-What's the problem?
-No, it's not...
-Abi, I can't do this now.
Maybe you should think less about grassing your sister up and a bit more about your mum.
It's her that's ill, Abi, not Lauren.
What did you do? Get her to sign on the dotted line, did you?
Of course not.
I'm really sorry about what I said earlier.
Save it. You've got a visitor.
What are you doing here?
I couldn't just leave it.
Did you mean it? What you said about me and the baby? Did you mean it?
How do I know I can trust you?
Cos you can.
Because we're the same, you and me.
We're messed up.
I want this baby with you.
I do, I do.
Just give me a chance.
It's hammering down out there. Any change?
Well, no, I'll call you if anything happens.
Well, I'd like to stay if you don't mind?
Of course, yeah. Go through.
-Give me that.
No. She's unpacking.
What about David? Any sign?
What's wrong with her?
We had a bit of a heavy night. She's just sleeping it off.
If you go out with my daughter, you look after her.
Yeah, course, I just let her have a kip.
Nothing wrong with a drink, son.
Unless you don't want to drink with your big brother, eh?
So what was all that about, Derek? You and Pat?
She's a sick old woman.
I went upstairs for a...
Way out, I thought I'd say hello, eh?
No harm in that, is there?
What about that stuff with Tanya?
Oh... That girl's got issues.
Probably cos I done her sister. They're funny like that, women.
Well, she don't need it, all right? And neither do I.
Just stay away from Pat.
You telling me what to do now?
-No, you didn't have a ruck with her, you had a ruck with her son.
-You don't know what he did to me.
What do you mean, what he done to you?
What, he made our sister pregnant? That's it, big deal, ain't the end of the world.
-Why you got to take everything so personal?
-Because he made it personal! David.
I'll never forgive, Max, and I'll never, ever forget.
-It's not in my nature.
-Yeah, all right, Derek. Whatever.
So what we doing then, eh?
-Going back to yours? I'm starving.
-Nah, forget it, yeah?
It's Tanya, Del. You know?
She's in a bad way.
Never choose a woman over your brother, Max.
Remember, I know things about you.
Your little mistakes,
things you don't want her indoors to know about.
Or am I wrong?
Derek, look, I've got to take Lauren home.
I'll see you tomorrow. We'll have a drink then.
Yeah, yeah, we'll go out tomorrow. One big happy family(!)
Lauren? Lauren, wake up, will you?
Lauren, we're going home, come on.
-I really need a drink.
-You ain't getting a drink.
-We're going home. Come on.
-What?! It's New Year's Day, Dad.
-Tyler, tell him.
-I'll see you tomorrow.
-Come on, out.
RAIN AND THUNDER
-Not even Pat could down that lot.
I told her to stay put.
-You going to invite me in or what?
-I knew you'd come.
-I knew it. Oh, I've missed you so much!
I've missed you too.
You'll never know how much.
-Hey, come on, don't cry.
Who are you?
This is my dad.
He's your grandad.
-Don't mind her.
Come on, come through.
Carol. How are you?
Yeah, not bad, considering.
Um, this is Liam and Morgan, your grandsons.
Hello. He's a friendly little fellah, ain't he?
Yeah, it is. I barely recognised you.
This is Michael.
We're having a baby together.
Well, as much as I'd like to stand around and chat,
I'm only really here to see my mum.
-How is she? Any better?
-She's got cancer.
Hang on, I got a message. I just, I thought she was very ill.
She is very ill.
Yeah, she's had heart problems, she went to the hospital,
they done some tests,
and found cancer.
And it's just brought on all sorts of complications.
it's a bit complicated, you know?
Anyway, I'm really pleased you're here.
Yes, yes, so am I.
So am I.
Right, I suppose I'd better go and see her then.
Yeah, she's upstairs with...
Ricky's with her.
She's upstairs with Ricky.
It's a bit wet, this. Where can I put it?
-I'll take it. I'm Whitney, by the way.
-Thank you. Thanks.
Right, I'll see you in a bit then, yeah?
Go on. She don't bite.
HE KNOCKS GENTLY
David. You, you came.
Course I came.
I came as soon as I could. Ricky, good to see you again.
Yeah, you too.
Well, I'll leave you two to it.
I was hoping you'd come.
How you feeling, Mum?
Not so good.
She, um... She filled me in.
Did she tell you I'm on my last legs?
No, no, no. Nothing like that.
She just said you ain't been feeling very well.
But...you came back to see me.
I would have brought you some flowers but everything's closed.
It's New Year's Day, innit?
I never liked it very much.
Resolutions you'd never keep.
I don't have to worry about that this year though, will I?
Hey, you never know - doctors today.
That ain't going to happen.
So, how are you David?
Yeah, I'm all right.
He's doing well I believe, Mum, yeah.
You got a new family? Girlfriend?
We've sort of had a parting of the ways, you know...
She had kids, a couple of kids.
I lived with them for a while, but it didn't work out, you know...
-It didn't work out?
Business, you know. I work too hard.
And then you paid your brother a visit?
Do you really want to talk about that now, Mum?
You want small talk? I'm way past that.
So what's this, a last telling off?
Last chance to have a go?
Well, I can't talk back, can I? Given the situation.
I can't defend myself and put the other side over,
so sort of got me over a barrel, don't you?
He's your brother.
Mum, I didn't come here to argue.
I just wanted to...
Soft soap me?
Why are you doing this? Why?
This could be our last time together.
It could be our very last moments. Why do this?
-Because I care!
-Yeah, course you do.
All my life, I have tried
to keep you on the right path,
away from the bad, but...
oh, you don't listen, David!
My childhood memories...
your knickers on the stair carpet
and you at it with some salesman,
(with the bedroom door open.)
That's item one on a long, long list.
And how many years do I have to spend
saying sorry for that?
For what? For leaving us, night after night,
while you were...
Five years old, I was.
Five years old,
walking home from school, on my own.
going through a difficult time.
-I was so young.
Well, that's fine then, ain't it? That's fine, that's fine.
-I love you, David.
-Yeah, course you do.
I love you.
Probably more than you deserve.
You never loved me, never.
Not one moment in my whole stinking life,
not really, Mum, not like a kid should be loved,
not when it counted.
You can say it now, can't you?
But it's too late.
It's too late, Mum.
Can't you say just a few words of kindness?
I meant to, Mum. I really did, I wanted to, but...
we started off all right, now it's all gone wrong.
Come. Come closer.
Come, come on, come.
-Let me look at you.
-Look at what?
Your beautiful face.
The face... The face of my first born. My little boy.
That's what you are.
You're.... If I could go back...
change what I've done,
I would. I...
-I promise, I promise you, I would.
-You can't, Mum.
You just can't change anything with just one conversation,
it's not possible.
Please, don't waste your life.
I know you, David.
I know you better than anyone.
Ever since you were a little boy,
you'd make a mess,
and you'd jump on your bike
and you run away...
Disappear over the horizon and start again.
You are a 49-year-old man, David.
WHERE are you running to?
Where is there left to run to?
Running here, to where I am right now.
To a lonely grave.
Please, don't waste your life
because of me,
because of what I've done.
You can change.
I know you can.
-You can change.
-I can't, Mum. I can't.
I can't change.
In fact, I'm going to do what's expected of me right now
and I'm going to run, right now,
-cos I can't stand this.
Cos that's what I'm good at.
-Where are you going?
SHE WINCES AND GASPS
-She all right?
-Where's my coat?
-What's the matter?
-What you doing?
-I've got your coat.
-I have to love you and leave you.
-I got a plane to catch.
I have to go darling, I'm sorry.
-I hope you understand.
DOOR SLAMS SHUT
-Go back inside, Bianca. Just go back inside.
-What did she say?
She didn't say anything. Nothing.
-Please don't go.
-I've got to go, darling, I'm sorry.
-I need you.
-Pat needs you. We all need you.
-You don't need me,
you got a whole family in there. You got a whole life!
You're my dad!
Please don't go.
I've got to go, darling. I'm sorry. Go back inside.
Bianca, get back inside. Come on!
-Go on, darling, go back.
-The kids are scared.
-Please. Please, go back inside.
Bravo. You never fail to disappoint, do you?
Oh, change the record, Carol. I've heard it a million times!
She's a dying woman.
And her own son has just enough time to pay her a flying visit before he runs off and dumps her.
This ain't all down to me. It's not all on me.
I came back, didn't I? I came!
Do you think I wanted to see this place again?
D'you think I wanted to be reminded?
Reminded of everything that happened?
D'you think I want to feel that bad about myself?
-Yourself?! What about your mum? Pat? You are her son.
-I don't care!
I don't believe you. I don't! You love her.
You were just too afraid to show it. Just like you always were.
Just like you are with everyone. Don't do this now,
don't make this mistake. Go back in there now, before it is too late!
Well, well, well, well, well...
Now ain't this a nice surprise, eh? After all these years.
Come to see the...grave, have we?
Well, the corpse is up there if you want to have a look.
No? Good. Cos we got some old business to finish, me and you, ain't we?
-Leave him alone!
-Shut up, Carol, please!
Please, babe. Now, where were we?
CAROL SCREAMS Get off him! David!
Up you get, plenty more where that came from.
Don't touch him again, Derek. He's going, he's leaving.
-Don't you hurt him. Go on, he's leaving.
-That true? You on your way?
-No, it ain't.
I ain't going nowhere.
-Get out my way.
Get out of my way.
-Get out of my way!
Leave him alone!
This ain't over, David!
I see you again, you're a dead man!
-Get off him!
-A dead man!
Ian...what is it? What's happened?
-She can't breathe.
Mum. Mum, it's me.
I've come back.
I'm not running this time.
I've come back for you, Mum.
come on, talk to me.
I'm sorry for everything.
I forgive you.
I love you, Mum.
What is it? What?
I...don't want to die.
You're not going to die.
I promise you, you're not going to die.
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Pat wakes, weak and pale, to find her family at her bedside. Pat gives Tiffany an early birthday present – special earrings from Clacton. Ricky doesn’t want the kids to know Pat’s dying. Pat wonders if David’s called, Carol isn’t hopeful he’ll show. When the Brannings visit they’re shocked to learn of Pat’s cancer. Pat’s shaken when Derek goads her about David and sneers she’ll die soon. Dot and Pat share a moment as they reminisce about their past clashes. Later, Pat struggles downstairs defiantly declaring she wants a gin and tonic. A coughing fit leaves her unable to breathe, Ian coaxes her back to bed. Pat regrets Ian’s past suffering at the hands of her sons. Janine arrives demanding the house keys as Pat’s defaulted on her loan repayments. Bianca angrily shouts that Pat’s dying, then is horrified to realise Tiffany’s overheard. Janine rushes to Pat’s bedside, begging her not to die. Learning of Janine’s pregnancy, Pat urges her to keep her baby. Meanwhile, a car pulls up on the Square – it’s David Wicks. He’s shocked to learn the extent of Pat’s illness. Pat’s touched he came but is critical of his recent mistreatment of his brother. David’s immediately defensive, reminding her of the way she neglected him as a child. Pat apologises and begs him to stop running from everything. Upset, David insists they can’t change the past and flees, Pat calls after him but is gripped by a sudden pain in her chest. Carol pursues David out into the pouring rain, disgusted he’s abandoning Pat, and pleads with him to reconsider before it’s too late. Furious to see David, Derek punches him in the stomach claiming they have unfinished business. Carol tries to protect David. Changing his mind, David declares he’s not leaving, punches Derek and rushes inside. David finds Pat surrounded by the family, gasping for breath. David reassures Pat he’s not running this time and tells her he loves her before she dies in his arms. Having not heard from Janine in days, Michael discovers her in McKlunky’s. Janine claims she’s been at a hotel. When confronted about the abortion clinic, Janine reveals she has an appointment tomorrow. Michael wants to keep the baby, suggesting they marry. Janine suspicious, wary that everything she owns will become Michael’s. When Pat’s adamant she’d be a lovely mother, she relents and announces she and Michael are having a baby. Ian and Mandy return from Paris. Ricky declares Mandy means nothing to him but allows her to comfort him. Discovering them in an embrace, Bianca’s suspicious at Ricky’s obvious guilt. Realisation dawning, Bianca angrily confronts Mandy who flees. When Ian pursues her she reveals she slept with Ricky. Ian and Bianca are crushed but both determine to focus on Pat. Lauren’s cut her head after a heavy night’s drinking on New Year ’s Eve and is unable to remember anything. Tanya’s deeply shaken to learn Pat has cancer, Max and Cora attempt to calm her as she sobs she’s going to die. Tanya’s disgusted with Derek’s treatment of Pat and tells Max he’s not welcome. Abi worries about Lauren’s drinking, Max accuses her of grassing but later finds Lauren sleeping off her hangover in the Vic. Max warns Derek to lay off Tanya, he’s worried when Derek threatens he knows Max’s secrets. Fatboy assures Tyler he’s looking after Whitney. In the Vic, Whitney’s upset and accuses Tyler of not looking out for Lauren. Tyler’s sympathetic when Whitney confides that Pat is dying, and struggles to express his feelings for her. They kiss, Whitney guiltily pulls away.