17/07/2017 EastEnders


17/07/2017

Abi gives Steven a stern warning about his actions - will he listen? Ian worries when he learns the truth. Dot returns to the square.


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FOOTSTEPS APPROACH

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Steven?

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I couldn't sleep.

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Babe, please talk to me.

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I want to be able to help you, but I can't if you won't let me.

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I need...to deal with this in my own way.

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FRONT DOOR OPENS

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Hey. Stuck the kettle on?

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Yeah, I'll...do it now.

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Here, do you know what? I had the weirdest dream last night.

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I dreamt I was getting chased round the square by this giant saveloy.

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PHONE RINGS What does it mean?

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That you're hungry?

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Well, no...

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Cos I'd then be chasing the saveloy round the square, wouldn't I?

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You've got this meeting about the sale of the chippy later.

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It's an anxiety dream. Yeah, course it is!

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I do fancy a saveloy now, though.

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Dad, I'll go do that delivery for you at the restaurant,

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seeing as I'm already up and about. Oh, great! Steven!

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I thought it was your day off.

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Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa - if he doesn't mind.

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I'll do the coffees.

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Look, it'll only take a couple of hours.

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Mrs Branning!

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Wasn't expecting to see you up. Did someone help you?

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No, they did not.

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Well, that's a great step forward.

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I've now proved I can do it meself -

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I think I'd better be getting back home.

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Mrs Branning, we've talked about this.

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I've got too much to do to sit around here wasting time,

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and I'm not one of those persons to stop another person getting a bed

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when they need it more than I do.

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Well, until there's space in the rehab ward,

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this is still the best place for you.

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I don't want it.

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I want to go...

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and be normal.

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Ooh!

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Two enough for ya?

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Cos I've told school you're not allowed off site at dinner time.

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I thought this grounded thing was a joke. Do I look like I'm laughing?

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And you can keep your mooey shut, cos it won't be two weeks -

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it'll be two years.

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Better off for everyone if he WAS off the street for two years.

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Oh, who's talking to you? Keep your snout out!

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You do know he tried to force his way into my house last week?

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You're lucky I didn't call the police.

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Yeah, and you're lucky I didn't call the police

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on your little chavvy for assaulting my Bernadette.

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Oh, surprise!

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You didn't know that part of the story.

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Why don't you keep your own house in order before commenting on mine?

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Come on, Keegan - don't want you to be late.

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I know you don't want to talk about this, but...

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..I'm scared.

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I need to know what's happening.

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Lauren... What the doctors have said.

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I... I really can't deal with this right now.

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Sorry, I...

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I shouldn't have asked that. Erm...

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I'm still just...

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..trying to process everything.

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I wish you'd told me straight away.

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I wanted to.

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I did. You'd just been so...

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..distracted.

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I thought you might not want to see this through with me.

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You don't, do you?

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It's fine.

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I understand.

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No.

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No, I'm not... I'm not running away.

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I'm...

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I'm worried about how we're going to cope...

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..but I want to be there for ya.

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Thank you.

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But if we're going to deal with this together,

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then you need to tell me everything.

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HE SIGHS I will.

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I'm just...not ready yet.

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Steven! Please, Lauren.

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The best thing you can do to help me right now

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is to let me deal with this at my own pace.

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OK?

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It's been so long since I had a proper holiday, I can't wait.

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I've ordered three new bikinis from the catalogue

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because I couldn't decide between them!

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CARMEL CHUCKLES

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I keep trying to persuade Billy that we can afford a holiday,

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you know, now that the business is doing so well, but he's not so keen.

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Suffers terribly from heat rash.

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Sorry, ladies.

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Honey, does the Minute Mart do that thing

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where you can bring back packages to be returned? Yes, we do.

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Why - have you got an unwanted gift?

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Oh...yeah, something like that.

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Ooh!

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Hot date? No, no.

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Sharon's back from Italy, so we're having a drink later. Why?

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No, you just look a bit dressed up, that's all.

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Well, I think you look lovely. Thank you.

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Three new bikinis, eh?

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I take it you've not told your mum that she's not invited

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to this holiday of yours?

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Denise has tried talking to her, but...

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it's like telling a child Christmas is cancelled.

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Right.

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Didn't you check the rota? I'M covering the morning shift.

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Oh, no!

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I got distracted by this meeting tomorrow with Mr Lister.

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Why do you think he's coming to see me?

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I'm not going to get the sack, am I? No, they wouldn't do that.

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It's probably just an appraisal or something.

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Did you have one? Yeah, course.

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What, after three weeks?

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Er...no.

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Not quite.

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Robbie? The hospital just rang.

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Is Dot OK?

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Yeah, she's fine. She's coming home today.

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Oh, that's great news!

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Against the doctor's advice.

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I mean, the house is nowhere near ready, but she's adamant.

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Well, why don't me and Robbie get it ready while you go to the hospital?

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As long as you don't mind.

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No! Robbie's not supposed to be here, anyway.

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Thank you.

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Right, the main thing is getting the bed downstairs.

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I thought she already said no to that.

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Well, we're just going to have to persuade her it's a good idea.

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You're going to need a few extra pairs of hands.

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Maybe Kush and, er... Martin won't mind helping.

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Would ya?

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I'll buy you both a pint later.

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Whoa... Let's have a think about that. Er...

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A pint, or the eternal wrath of Donna for drinking with the enemy.

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You're on your own, mate.

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HE SIGHS

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DOOR OPENS

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Sorry, we're closed.

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So, you run out on me, ignore my calls all weekend,

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and then I see Lauren going into your house

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when she's supposed to have left.

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What the hell happened?

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Do you know what, Abi? It's none of your business.

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You knew she was leaving,

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and you deliberately tried to keep her from me.

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Well, you weren't complaining at the time. She's going nowhere.

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Yeah, until the next time she gets bored.

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No - she's not going to leave her sick boyfriend, is she?

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What?

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Steven, what are you on about?

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I told her I had a brain tumour.

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SHE GASPS

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Are you joking?

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Does it look like I'm joking?

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You're an absolute tool.

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Our mum had cancer - to lie about something like that

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is totally out of order.

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As soon as she realises that you've got no symptoms,

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no hospital appointments, no nothing...

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she's going to get suspicious.

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You need to tell her the truth...

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before it backfires on you,

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and it'll be worse than you ever imagine when it does.

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I could get used to this external isolation stuff.

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As long as they don't find out that we're not at home.

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They won't.

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Do you think they'll stop sharing that video of the showcase

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by the time we get back to school?

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Don't know, don't care. They'll forget about it soon.

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Mmm.

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Bex's song's getting loads of shares again.

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What you looking at?

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Louise Mitchell keeps banging on about being scouted or something.

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As if! I know.

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Look at all these pictures of her and Travis.

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That is SO embarrassing.

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I know. Pathetic.

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I just want to go through some of the support

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Mrs Branning's going to need to ensure she's safe at home.

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Well, I spoke to the council - they're going to send someone round

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to do an assessment to see if there's any equipment she needs.

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I don't need no equipment!

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And my brother's organising getting the bed moved downstairs.

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Still here, Sonia, in case you hadn't noticed, and I've told...

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Dot! Please.

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Listen, we've been through this.

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You're not mobile enough to get up and down the stairs at the moment -

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this is going to make it much more manageable.

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Yeah, well, I dressed meself, didn't I?

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That shows that I can manage perfectly well.

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Well, your... What?

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Your cardigan.

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Oh, so what?

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I mean, I had to do it left-handed, and there ain't no mirror.

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Well, let me help you, then.

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No! I am not a child, Sonia.

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Mrs Branning...

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if the house isn't suitable to your needs,

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then the hospital won't discharge you.

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But it's me own house!

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It's not as if I'm moving into someone else's.

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I mean, my house has already been assessed,

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because my husband Jim had a stroke.

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Oh, all right - I'll sleep downstairs,

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but that bed goes upstairs

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as soon as I can climb up them stairs easily.

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LAUREN SIGHS ON VIDEO

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FOOTSTEPS ON VIDEO

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JOSH: Hey, Suzie.

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INDISTINCT CONVERSATION ON VIDEO

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Lauren?

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I didn't think you were in work today.

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You weren't supposed to be in, either.

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What the hell's been happening?

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I get this one weird text from you, and then nothing.

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I saw your dad earlier. He said you've been avoiding...

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I can't talk right now - I'm really busy. You say all those things...

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Josh, please. You at least owe me an explanation.

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I'm sorry.

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Erm...

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SHE SIGHS

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I've just realised that me and Steven, erm...

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Well, I need to give things another chance.

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No, no, no. No, this is him talking. Has he done something? No.

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No.

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It's what I want.

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SHE SIGHS

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SHE SNIFFS

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So, you're really saying all that talk

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of us being together properly - what, you didn't mean any of it?

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No, I did.

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I did mean it.

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I...

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I would be with you if I could.

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SHE SIGHS

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But I can't, so...

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I cannot believe what that Taylor girl did last week, you know,

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ruining all your hard work.

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Oh, well....

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She didn't really mean it.

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Actually, she's offered to help me after school.

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But you've been out there all morning.

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But Ted's been helping me. Everybody's doing their bit.

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You're the one holding it all together, Jane, yeah?

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You're a trooper. I know.

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Bye! See ya later.

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Oh, here we go.

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That's it - you got this, Robbie. Go on! Come on, mate - strong!

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Strong man!

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Ah... You guys could have helped. Nah.

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No, we ain't helping him out until he gives Donna her pitch back.

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Really?

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Come on, Mr Bean! Put your back into it!

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Anyway, look - watching him struggle -

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much more fun than working.

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Eh? Yeah.

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Plus, Kush is trying to avoid his mum. Yeah, I know the feeling!

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Kim practically jumped into a bush to avoid talking to her.

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You know, one of you are going to have to man up,

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and tell her she ain't welcome at some point, otherwise, er...

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it's going to be too late.

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By "one of you," you mean me, don't ya?

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Yeah. Yeah. No!

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Do you want to go Westfield or something?

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Look.

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Look at this - Louise has just posted a picture

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of the dress she's wearing to prom.

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MADISON SIGHS

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ALEXANDRA SIGHS

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And now everyone's started putting pictures up of their dresses.

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Hashtag #WalfordHighProm. Oh, it's so tragic.

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Yeah.

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Don't matter, anyway - she's going to look dog rough.

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Look, everyone's saying her and Travis

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are going to be winning Most Beautiful Couple, anyway.

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Well, that would've been me, if I hadn't been banned.

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There's no point getting vex about it.

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I'm not.

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Would be funny if someone messed it up, though, wouldn't it?

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I don't care, to be honest.

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We're going to be having a mad one at Chase's party,

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while those losers are going to be trying to hide booze

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from teachers and that.

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That's funny enough for me.

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Yeah. Suppose.

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Ooh!

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Whose idea was the welcome committee?

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Everyone's excited to see you.

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Who's he?

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That's Ted. Who?

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Your next door neighbour. He's moved in with his wife Joyce.

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Since when?

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Ooh, look. There's Jim's old ramp.

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Yep. Give it a try, Dot.

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Uh-huh. Well, I suppose it will come in handy.

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Welcome home, Grandma!

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Oh! He's the one I wanted to see - my little Davey. Aah!

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KAREN: It's good to see you back, Mrs Branning. What?

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JANE: Er...anything you wanted to borrow from me, Dot,

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just let me know.

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Oh, that's very kind. I don't need all this fuss.

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Did you have a nice time in Exeter? Thanks for the offer.

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That's Dot's cat, is it?

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I thought he was missing.

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Oh, well, it's a relief he came back.

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You know, she absolutely loves him.

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You know, I think some of Jane's things

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will come in really useful for you.

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What things?

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Why don't you come and have a look at your new room?

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Robbie's done a really good job.

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I'd rather sit down and have a cigarette, Abi.

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Oh, come on, please. It won't take a minute, will it?

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Oh, all right, then!

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We brought down all your favourite pictures and things.

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And I even got your old comfy chair back off Patrick.

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It ain't my chair -

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it was your grandfather's riser, what helped him get up.

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And where's me table gone?

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Well, the bed wouldn't fit with it in,

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so the new bloke off the market offered to buy it.

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You SOLD it?

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Well, we didn't think you ever used it.

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He gave me a good price.

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I DID use it - for me visitors.

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And who give you permission to dispose of me belongings?

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I just thought, Dot, you might... You've never even liked it, anyway.

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Where did you get that idea?

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Neither of you have been here.

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I think...

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..a little meeting is in order.

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I just wanted to see if you were all right.

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Yeah - why wouldn't I be?

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Well... I just had a lovely day with my boy.

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What more could I want? Oh, Louie's still here? Yeah.

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Yeah - he's just having a nap. Why wouldn't he be?

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You knew Lauren was planning on leaving me, didn't you?

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Why wouldn't you warn me, Stacey?

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You're meant to be my mate! It wasn't my place, Steven,

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and I didn't know for sure... What did she say?

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She's confused. What did she say?

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She just said that things weren't right between you.

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HE SIGHS

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You know, before we came back here, we used to share everything.

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It doesn't matter what I do - she just keeps pulling away.

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Well, have you spoken to her about how you feel?

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Nah - we've not had a proper conversation in weeks.

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Well, maybe that is a good place to start.

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But what if...

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What?

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What if she doesn't want me any more?

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Coming back here...

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being accepted by Dad and Jane...

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..being a proper family with Lauren and Louie...

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..it's all I've ever wanted.

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So, don't let it go without a fight.

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Do whatever you need to do to keep it.

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You took your time.

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Grounded, aren't I?

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So this better be worth it. What do you want?

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Hot wings, if you're offering.

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You seriously got me here for hot wings?

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I want to ruin prom.

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Yeah?

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What you thinking?

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Don't know yet.

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Something jokes that'll mess up the whole stupid thing.

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You in?

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The minute Mr Pryce sees me at prom,

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he's going to know that something's up.

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Not if you pretend you want to help.

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ABI: So, I take it you told Lauren the truth?

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No. I didn't.

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I'm not going to, either.

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Well, you're mad if you think you can keep this up.

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I don't need to keep it up.

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At least not forever.

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Just as long as it takes to make Lauren suffer.

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What?

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I'm fed up with her always getting her own way.

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Right, so how does this make her suffer?

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Because she'll put her whole life on hold for me, playing Saint Lauren,

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because she thinks the tumour is life-threatening.

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And then, just when she is as low as she can be...

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I'll tell her the tumour's shrinking...

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..and leave her...

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..to be with you.

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You want to be with me?

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You and me, Abi...

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..we're the same.

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We understand each other in a way that no-one else does.

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SHE SIGHS Yeah, but earlier you said... I know.

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I was wrong.

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If this is going to work...

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..if we are going to be together,

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then we have to make this lie as convincing as possible.

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We need to do our research, OK, on symptoms and appointments,

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whatever it takes to make Lauren believe it.

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Do you think you can help me with that?

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Yeah, of course I can.

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If I didn't know you two,

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I wouldn't believe people this stupid actually existed.

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What?

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How am I going to get it off?!

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Well, you were the one who bought it.

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Yes, to return the items that you stole, not to wind me up with.

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Come on, you have to admit, is a little bit funny.

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Yeah, well...

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..buy me a drink, and I might crack a smile.

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THEY CHUCKLE

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Stace!

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You know, I try to see the good in people, but that family...

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They enjoy winding you up. Stop rising to the bait!

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Oh! As if Denny's anything like that Keegan.

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OK, I know Louise can be wilful,

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refusing to listen and do as she's told,

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but she's not as bad as that feral lot.

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Louise is just a teenager pushing boundaries.

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Yeah. Well, she's really testing my patience at the moment.

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Been a right little madam,

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who's got Phil wrapped round her little finger.

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What, like you did with Den?

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It's always going to be harder when they're not your own,

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but like you just said, Louise isn't a bad kid.

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Mmm.

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Well, with everything that's going on,

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I forgot to ask how your date went with Tom.

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Oh, it was, er...

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It was great, actually.

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Really great. Good!

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When are you going to see him again?

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Oh, I don't know - we didn't make any firm plans.

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Well, why don't you text him?

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I'm just going to wait till I see him on the way to work.

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I thought I might today, actually, but I didn't.

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Not chickening out, are ya?

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No!

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No, no - I'm just taking things slowly.

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Mmm!

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THEY CHUCKLE

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The only thing I don't like

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is how hard it is to get the dirt from under me fingernails.

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So wear gloves.

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Well, I do, but sometimes, you just want to get stuck in.

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So, you got many people signed up for this Walford in Bloom?

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Yeah, well, Stacey, obviously. Erm...

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And then there's Honey, Denise and Patrick,

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oh, and the new couple next to Dot - they're up for it, as well.

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Got to lot of time though, ain't they? You know, retired. Mmm.

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A bottle of your finest champagne when you're ready, please, Stacey.

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Hey, what's all this?

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Meeting went well, I take it?

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Oh, yeah. I had an asking price offer for the chippy.

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And you accepted?

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Well, I wouldn't be ordering champagne on a Monday if I hadn't!

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JANE LAUGHS Congratulations!

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Ah, you celebrating?

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Ian's sold the chip shop.

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Oh, nice!

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So who's the buyer? They going to keep it as a chippy?

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It's Weyland and Co. I'm not sure what they're going to do with it,

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and to be honest, I don't care! Weyland and Co...

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Where do I know that name from?

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Oh, that's where Max and Lauren work, innit?

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Hello.

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So, I think we can get away with saying I'm having routine scans

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for the next few months at the moment.

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As long as you distract Lauren when she wants to come with me...

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we should be able to find a way round those.

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I think we can do one better than that.

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What's this?

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Open it.

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That's a scan of P Gregory, who has an inoperable brain tumour.

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Did you print this off the internet?

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Looks good.

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No - it's a real scan.

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Just from work.

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P's for Pudsey, who's a King Charles Cavalier.

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A dog?

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Yeah, but you assumed it was human, right?

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And so will Lauren.

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You really think I can get away with saying this is mine?

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Oh, definitely.

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They're similar enough not to make anyone suspicious.

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All you've got to do is add your details to it.

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You know, hospital numbers, dates and stuff...

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and then we'll be laughing.

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You're a genius.

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Come on...

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there's still lots to do.

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Now...

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I don't know whose idea it was

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to give me the smallest room in the house,

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apart from the lavatory, with a view over the back yard,

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but it don't suit me, not one little scrap.

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Now, you've got the whole of the upper storey,

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so, I suggest that I have the front sitting room as my bedsit,

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with Jim's riser in the window,

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so as I can see what goes on in the world, and watch me telly,

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and you could have me sofa, and the bureau in the dining room,

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and then you'll have a nice little sitting room to yourselves.

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And Bex - she can do her homework in it, or have her friends in,

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or play her violin, as long as it ain't too loud,

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and we'll all have...

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Rebecca's not moving in.

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What?

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She's chosen to live with Martin.

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Oh!

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Is there anything else, Dot?

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Well, a cup of tea and a biscuit'd be very welcome.

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Robbie, kettle.

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FRONT DOOR OPENS

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FRONT DOOR CLOSES

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Hey.

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How was work?

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I couldn't really concentrate.

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Er...yeah.

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Listen, come and sit down.

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I'm sorry...

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about earlier.

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You know, not wanting to talk.

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Shutting you out.

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It's OK. No.

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No, it's not.

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You're right, you know?

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If we're going to deal with this together, then...

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I've got to let you in.

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Be...

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..completely honest.

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Listen, I don't want to push you. No, it's all right.

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I'm ready.

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OK.

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A couple of weeks ago, I hit my head at work...

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SHE GASPS SOFTLY

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..and my vision was a bit blurry, so I decided to go to A

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They decided to give me an MRI to be on the safe side.

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That's when they found it.

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The tumour.

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Probably why I hit my head in the first place.

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Been having headaches...

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dizzy spells, for weeks.

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Dizzy spells?

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I did tell you about them.

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Oh.

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Er... Thing is, babe...

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Well...they think it's too dangerous to operate on.

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What? At the moment.

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But I'll be having regular scans, you know,

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just to check that nothing's changed.

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SHE SNIFFS

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OK...

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It's...

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Apart from the dizziness and the headaches...

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..are there any other symptoms that we should be managing?

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No.

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No, I've been lucky.

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So far.

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Right.

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Look, I know...

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that this is a lot to take in. I do.

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I also, er...

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HE SIGHS

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Well, I didn't know if you'd want to see this or not, but, erm...

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SHE GASPS

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I know it's frightening.

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But at least I'm not going to be going through this alone.

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WHISPERS: No.

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No.

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SHE SIGHS

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I'm going to be with you every step of the way.

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