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The Nightmare Before Christmas

A terrifying blast from the past upsets Dom's plans for the perfect Christmas with Isaac. Jac waits for life-changing news.


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We both know that you could have cancer.

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The winter ball, I need a speaker.

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-Someone dazzling, charismatic, cutting-edge.

-I'd be honoured.

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We managed to remove the cyst and save the ovary.

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Any sign of malignancy?

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Biopsy's with Histology, and, so, the jury's out.

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We...are geniuses.

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Genii.

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-We're brilliant.

-Hm!

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Well, I'm sure as soon as Mrs Grey recovers,

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which she will, thanks to us,

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she'll name her first-born after me.

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Er...

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All right, fine, both of us.

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-How's Dominaac suit you?

-THEY CHUCKLE

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Back to base, guys. We have a prisoner incoming.

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So let me get this straight - Mr Griffin is entertaining the board

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with champagne and canapes while we slum it at Albie's?

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But it's not just drinks at Albie's, it's CHRISTMAS drinks at Albie's.

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And all done in the absence of our favourite ice queen, Ms...

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She can't be.

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OPERA MUSIC

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Everything's going smoothly, we're all relaxed.

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At this rate, we might even make an early lunch.

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What the hell do you think you're doing, operating on my patient?!

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-Side room ready?

-Indeed.

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I don't suppose we know more about this mystery villain?

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Stomach pains and nausea. You know as much as I do.

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-Hi!

-Hi.

-Are you coming to Albie's later for the staff party?

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Mm, warm Cava and some sad little vol-au-vents? I wouldn't miss it(!)

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Although I will have to swing by the winter ball

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and go and play the dutiful boyfriend for Isaac

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while he sucks up to Mr Griffin.

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Well, I prefer to get smashed with the lay folk.

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-You see, there are benefits to being single at Christmas.

-Mm.

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-Oooh! I don't suppose you know who this deranged criminal is?

-No.

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Hello again, Dom.

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I thought I was doing you a favour!

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You thought I was weak, so you took the opportunity

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to steal my patient out from under me!

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You haven't been here! What was the poor woman supposed to do,

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hang around until you returned to have her tumour removed?

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She was non-symptomatic!

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You know as well as I do, that could have waited!

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I had some time. Idle hands.

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Anyway, enough about trivial matters. How are you feeling?

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Like minding my own business. Join me, won't you?

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Oh, here she is!

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Hey, if you want an easy first day back, I'm your gal.

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Anything you need taking off your hands, helping with?

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Imagine I've been sunning myself in the Canary Islands.

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I'm back, refreshed. Business as usual.

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TEXT ALERT

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You couldn't have gone to a different hospital?

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I've been shackled to a pair of prison guards,

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do you really think they gave me a choice?

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Though I'm not going to pretend I'm sorry.

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You're looking good, by the way.

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Mr Cannon. I'm Isaac Mayfield, one of the registrars here.

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Dominic's boss? I am honoured.

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Dr Copeland is more than capable,

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it just doesn't hurt to have belt and braces, given your history.

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Only good thing about bowel cancer -

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one little tummy twinge and I get VIP treatment.

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Do mind if I examine you?

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He's not distended.

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Let's get some bloods.

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FBC, U&Es, LFTs, amylase, CRP and tumour markers.

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If the cancer's back, I'd rather just know.

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Dom knows what I went through the last time. Not pretty.

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You'll know when we know...Mr Cannon.

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Right, I'm up to my eyes in drunks and food poisoning over here.

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Anyone in a white coat want to come and have a look?

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All right, we were just finalising the details for tonight's shindig.

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-You'll be there, I take it?

-Not really in the mood, to be honest.

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I've got Mr Collins in bed two. Muppet put his hand in a blender.

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-Oooh, that's mine!

-So, er...

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Oh, I think I can hear a red phone ringing somewhere.

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-Something I said?

-It's Christmas, Fletch.

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You may want to introduce your face to the concept of festive cheer.

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Or failing that, pretend.

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Mr Cannon's not exactly

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the axe-wielding murderer we were led to believe.

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Probably just some dodgy car dealer.

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Look, I'm not an idiot, Dom.

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You've mentioned your ex before, and the way he was with you in there...

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I wanted to get him patched up and shipped off without you noticing.

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There's only one person who needs to feel bad about what happened.

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Let me take it from here.

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There's no need for you to be in the same room as him.

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And let him think he's got to me? No.

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Lee isn't even on my radar any more.

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He's just an insignificant criminal who's only interested in himself.

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Congratulations on the big promotion!

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So either I've been bumped up to consultant

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purely on the basis of my devastating good looks, or...?

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No. Because Ric's been called away to a GS conference in Bradford,

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you're stepping into his shoes at the winter ball.

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What?

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Well, don't say he hasn't mentioned it?

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Six missed calls, all from Ric.

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We talked about me saying a few words, making a splash,

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not heading up the whole event!

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Well, clearly he thinks you're the next big thing,

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otherwise he'd just ask Ms Campbell.

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Look, why don't you take this tonight, for luck?

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Thank you, but I'm going to need

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a bit more than some make-believe fairy dust

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to impersonate the CEO for the evening.

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Hello, Mr Griffin?

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I think I know why you've been trying to reach me.

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-Mo?

-Yeah?

-How many more of my patients

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has Rossini staked a claim to since I've been away?

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I am the clinical lead of this department,

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he has no business elbowing his way to the front, and he knows it.

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He's been a star since you've been gone. You should be thanking him.

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Oh. I thought you might have had the intelligence

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to resist his superficial charms. It's a pity.

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-Hm.

-And where is Valentine?

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At least I can rely on him not to go giddy at the sight of chest hair.

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Matteo's put him forward to assist on Mr Cockram's mitral-valve repair.

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-He's really been pushing Ollie to do well.

-Oh, how nice of him(!)

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You're back.

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-Any news from Histology about your biopsy results?

-No.

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(Big news!)

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Christmas is cancelled and we get to skip straight to Boxing Day?

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Even better. They've just opened around the corner from the flat.

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I've called them, and they're open on Christmas Day.

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You're not seriously suggesting we close the curtains

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and eat Chinese food straight out the carton, are you?

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Instead of the forced misery of dry turkey and familial obligations?

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-Oh, yes, I am.

-I knew there was a reason I loved you.

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THEY CHUCKLE

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If we snuggle up tight and turn all the lights off,

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it'll be Boxing Day before we know it.

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Mm! THEY CHUCKLE

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Yeah, so just FBC and U&Es as soon as you can.

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-Yeah, no worries, sure.

-Good.

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Thank you.

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So I heard a rumour that the criminal we're harbouring

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is actually your ex-boyfriend.

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People love to gossip.

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Oh. So, there's no truth to it, then?

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All right, I get it, back off, Jas.

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Which isn't an answer, by the way.

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Jasmine? The latest batch of research stats are ready.

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Make sure they're inputted before you clock off, hm?

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Everything OK with, er...you-know-who?

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Just another patient.

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The pain! It's been like this off and on.

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How long is it lasting?

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What do you expect me to do, sit with a stopwatch(?)

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LEE GROANS

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We both know what it is, so you might as well stop the whole,

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"we'll do some tests and see where we are" routine.

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If I'm dying, I want to know.

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I bet Arthur felt the same.

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Alison told me.

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She keeps in touch. Sends me updates on the kid from time to time.

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I was sorry to hear about what happened.

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I bet you were(!)

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I hope "Mr Dark and Brooding" has been helping you through it all.

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I don't know who you mean.

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You can't kid a kidder, Dom.

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I saw the way you were looking at him earlier.

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Besotted, devoted.

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It's classic Copeland.

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Come on, don't walk away. You used to have a sense of humour.

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I'm going to call and order you a CT.

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The sooner we figure out there's nothing wrong you

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and get you out of here, the better.

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LEE SIGHS

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If you lot think hanging up a load of old weeds

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is going to get me in the Christmas spirit...

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Oh, heaven forfend! Every ward needs its Grinch, after all.

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Although I did have an altogether jauntier role in mind for you.

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Are you having a laugh?

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Oh, come on, how can you resist?

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MUSIC: Jingle Bells

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It's delightful!

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It's not like you to set up residence

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on the dour side of the street.

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My old man's been in touch, right?

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He sent a card saying he wanted to see the kids at Christmas.

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Now, apparently, me almost dying, I can deal with,

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but him sending me a card after 15 years of nothing

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has kind of given me the hump.

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Families and the festive season.

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A toxic combination, if ever there was one.

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But, um...if you change your mind...

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Take me back! I've got places to be.

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Get me Ricky Griffin on the phone! He'll have your guts for garters!

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Pretty naughty, stealing another consultant's patients.

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At this rate, Santa won't be bringing you any presents.

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It's Father Christmas.

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Now, if you'll excuse me, I have lives to save.

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What was it I did wrong - asking how you are?

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You'd like that, wouldn't you, if this was just about my paranoia?

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Mr Gill?

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You don't want to do this, trust me.

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Argh!

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Your X-ray indicates that the impact from the crash

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has caused something called a diaphragmatic tear.

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My bowels are where my lungs should be.

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The pretty one explained.

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Good. Then you understand

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why I need to get you into theatre as soon as possible

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-to rectify the situation.

-And you are?

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Ms Naylor. Director of Cardiothoracics.

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First name?

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Jacqueline. Known as Jac.

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I work in the insurance business. Risk assessment.

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Which means I know what you lot don't like to talk about.

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People die during surgery.

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If anything happens to me in there, and I mean anything,

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you'd better locate your chequebook.

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Told you.

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Ahhhh!

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Stop! Please, Dom, stop!

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It's back, I know it is.

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Try and stay calm. Breathe.

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I can't do it again!

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The treatment, the not knowing if I'm going to make it.

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We don't know if the cancer is back.

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Arthur was a top bloke. He saved people, and he's dead.

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The universe wouldn't be so screwed up to have killed him and saved me.

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Look at me. I'm going to do a CT scan now

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to try and find out the cause of your pain.

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I can't promise anything.

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But I'll be here with you.

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If that helps.

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Well, that was quite a mouthful you gave the paramedics.

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I'm a full-grown man. They can't bring me against my will!

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You didn't come around until you were in the back of the ambulance.

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What were you doing at the airport, anyway?

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Busking(!) What do people usually do at airports?

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I was waiting for my flight. Vegas, before you ask.

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Not bad, considering that you left here with £200 in your pocket.

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Ask me how long it took me to double my money.

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FLETCH CHUCKLES

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And you thought you'd blow the lot on a ticket to Sin City, eh?

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Rather than, I don't know, paying your gas bill?

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You're never too old to relive the good days.

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You've got a lot of get-up-and-go, I'll give you that.

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Hello there, Mr Chernik.

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Now, I hear you had a fainting fit while trying to flee the country.

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I just felt a bit wobbly, is all.

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People making a fuss over nothing.

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HE COUGHS AND SPLUTTERS

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HE RETCHES

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OK, so, how long's this been going on for?

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On and off for a bit.

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All I need's a bit of time in the warm.

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That is another good thing about Vegas,

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it doesn't rain in the desert.

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Any, um...chest pains, any loss of appetite?

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You're trying to psych me out, put me off my game.

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I taught Ricky how to do that, back in the day.

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OK, so your temp's a little bit higher than I'd like.

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Fletch, can we get FBC, U&Es,

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-LFTs and full clotting as well, please?

-Yep.

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So, what does all that mean in English?

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It means we want to keep an eye on you.

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People think doing what I do makes me scum.

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They actually say that to my face, some of them.

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Well, you sell insurance based on the risk

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of bad things happening to people.

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And explain to me how that's different to what you do.

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Take away the premiums, we're both in the same business

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of calculating the chances of someone walking away alive.

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He has a point.

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My mum hates what I do. She wanted me to pursue my art.

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Painting?

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Ballet dancing.

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Know why I didn't? Too much risk I wouldn't make it.

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I'm one of life's winners, what can I say?

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Most surgeons would be thinking thoracoscopic right now, but, you,

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I think open is more your style.

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Why are you still speaking to me?

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Before I go into theatre with a colleague,

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I find this sort of back and forth to be useful.

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No-one said anything about us working together.

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I know why you're being this way with me.

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Is it because you're literally the most annoying person I've ever met?

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It's natural to feel vulnerable, after what you've been through.

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Even the great Jac Naylor can't do everything all on her own.

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Besides, it could be fun.

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-I have to check on a few patients and then I'm all yours.

-Mm-hm.

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Sacha. I need a favour.

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-Um...Miry?

-Yeah?

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Would you mind making sure that Mr Cannon gets settled for me, please?

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-Sure.

-Oh, I get it.

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You don't want lover boy seeing us spending too much time together

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in case he spots those lingering glances you've been giving me.

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I didn't realise you were having hallucinations.

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-I should put that in your notes.

-I wouldn't worry about it.

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What's the chances he can read you as well as I can?

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How's our jailbird friend?

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Do you not have somewhere else you can go

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and be research assistant extraordinaire?

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Lapland.

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OK, I didn't see that coming. Explain.

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What's to explain? It's Christmas.

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You and I have been working our butts off

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and I think we'd look pretty cute together

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on a sled pulled by huskies.

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You're serious?

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What better way to spend our first Christmas

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than snuggling together for warmth?

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I'm up to my eyeballs in work,

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and writing this speech for the winter ball is giving me a headache.

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I thought you were pretty much done?

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I was, when I was dive-in-and-make-a-splash guy.

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Now I'm representing the whole hospital.

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It needs more jokes, more gravitas, more everything.

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OK.

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Fine.

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Check online.

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If we can go tomorrow and be back in time for work on the 27th, I'm in.

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TEXT ALERT

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Someone's popular.

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No, just a nuisance caller.

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He's been calling eight times a day for the last week now.

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Mr T.

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"How's that speech coming along, best man?

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"Don't forget to make it funny, but not too funny."

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I don't know how much more I can hack, to be honest.

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Well, I've been best man four times.

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When it comes to my turn, I'm going to pick someone I hate,

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just to punish them.

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I will make that wedding rock with laughter, I will.

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Between that and spending Christmas with Mum and her disapproving voice,

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I'd happily swap my Christmas plans for a kick to the solar plexus.

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You could always spend the big day with me and Zosia,

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if you're not feeling it at Chez Effanga.

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Thanks. I will.

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-Oi, Arty, up you get, mate!

-Where's my stuff?

0:19:450:19:48

I had a bag with me when I conked out, and if someone's nicked it...

0:19:480:19:51

Your stuff is as safe as houses in that cupboard over there, all right?

0:19:510:19:55

But you need to get back into bed.

0:19:550:19:56

These gowns open up at the back.

0:19:580:19:59

A lady over there won't get a wink of sleep after what she's just seen.

0:19:590:20:02

ARTY LAUGHS

0:20:020:20:04

What do you need your stuff for, anyway? Not going to bunk, are you?

0:20:040:20:07

There's, er...precious stuff in there.

0:20:070:20:10

Important documents, photos that I can't replace.

0:20:100:20:14

Right.

0:20:140:20:15

What were you REALLY going to be doing in Vegas?

0:20:160:20:19

Ah, fame and fortune. The same reason everyone else is there.

0:20:190:20:23

You weren't going to try and get a sneaky peak of a long-lost someone?

0:20:240:20:28

There's nothing wrong with wanting

0:20:280:20:30

to wish my own daughter Merry Christmas, is there?

0:20:300:20:33

Ah. Hello, Arty.

0:20:340:20:36

So we've had your test results back

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and your X-ray shows consolidation

0:20:390:20:41

and your white blood cell count is raised.

0:20:410:20:44

It looks like pneumonia.

0:20:440:20:46

I'm afraid we're going to have to keep you in over Christmas.

0:20:460:20:50

I'm sorry. It looks like I'm late to the party.

0:21:100:21:13

Actually, you weren't invited.

0:21:130:21:15

Could you give Mr Rossini directions to where he should be, please?

0:21:160:21:19

Am I missing something?

0:21:190:21:21

A misunderstanding, I'm sure.

0:21:220:21:24

So, you won't mind if I stay and observe?

0:21:290:21:31

It would be a pleasure to watch you in action, Ms Naylor.

0:21:350:21:38

It isn't cancer. CT confirmed.

0:21:490:21:52

Wow! I didn't realise I'd been holding my breath

0:21:530:21:55

for the last fortnight until just then.

0:21:550:21:58

Once you've had cancer, it's difficult not to think

0:21:580:22:00

every little thing is a sign that it's come back.

0:22:000:22:03

LEE GROANS

0:22:040:22:06

You OK?

0:22:060:22:08

OK, OK. Hold on, hold on, hold on.

0:22:100:22:12

LEE VOMITS

0:22:120:22:13

Right. I need you to tell me where the pain is, specifically.

0:22:200:22:24

Here, mainly. Mainly.

0:22:240:22:25

You look worried.

0:22:270:22:29

Well, it isn't cancer, but your symptoms are real.

0:22:300:22:33

We're going to need to keep you in further for more investigation.

0:22:370:22:40

There are numerous things that wouldn't show up on a CT scan.

0:22:400:22:42

-Nothing that serious?

-I'd consider gut ischemia pretty serious.

0:22:420:22:46

Gut what?

0:22:460:22:47

Er...gut ischemia.

0:22:490:22:52

It's where part of the bowel dies.

0:22:520:22:53

Though it would be so, so unlikely.

0:22:530:22:56

Bowel cancer was unlikely in someone so young, as well.

0:22:560:22:59

Here.

0:23:020:23:04

What's that?

0:23:040:23:05

There's so much we never got a chance to say, Dom.

0:23:050:23:08

If I'm going to die of this dead-gut disease,

0:23:080:23:10

I need to get some stuff off my chest.

0:23:100:23:12

Read it when you're alone, OK?

0:23:200:23:23

Can I have a word?

0:23:250:23:27

I was putting the latest research data into the computer

0:23:300:23:33

and I must have pressed the wrong button

0:23:330:23:35

and the system crashed and now none of the stats are on the hard-drive.

0:23:350:23:39

I've deleted everything, Dom. Isaac's going to kill me.

0:23:390:23:41

Can you please help me?

0:23:410:23:43

You wanted to be research assistant.

0:23:450:23:47

Bed made, have a lie-in.

0:23:470:23:49

Cut.

0:23:540:23:56

Wait!

0:23:580:24:00

Oh! On the descending aorta, saccular aneurysm.

0:24:030:24:07

Tough to spot. You really are as good as they say.

0:24:070:24:10

Should we deal with it now, or...?

0:24:100:24:12

Of course you deal with it now.

0:24:120:24:14

Face things head-on, right, Jac?

0:24:140:24:16

He's in no fit state and we're unprepared.

0:24:180:24:20

Let's put a chest tube in, close up.

0:24:200:24:22

-We'll come up with a plan for the aneurysm.

-OK.

0:24:220:24:24

Busted! See, I don't know who's worse.

0:24:350:24:37

You for not changing, or us for not learning.

0:24:370:24:39

We don't leave these lying about

0:24:390:24:40

so that we can play with them over our lunch break!

0:24:400:24:43

I had a good reason this time.

0:24:430:24:44

There's only two more direct flights to Vegas left before Christmas,

0:24:440:24:48

and they'll be sold out if I don't get a wriggle on.

0:24:480:24:50

Look, we're not keeping you in here because we want to.

0:24:500:24:52

You're not very well, mate. All right?

0:24:520:24:54

Vegas, it's just not possible.

0:24:540:24:57

OK, so it's a gamble, but that's the business I'm in, remember?

0:24:570:25:00

The last I heard, you didn't have a current phone number for Sydney.

0:25:000:25:03

So, what are you going to do?

0:25:030:25:04

Wander up and down the strip all day hoping to bump into her?

0:25:040:25:07

Stranger things have happened. My luck could be in.

0:25:070:25:09

Or you could just blow through your dough and up in a Vegas hospital.

0:25:090:25:12

You're a real downer, you know that?

0:25:120:25:14

I have her name, her picture, an old number and address.

0:25:140:25:17

There must be some way to track her down in this day and age.

0:25:170:25:20

You're not going to give up on this, are you?

0:25:200:25:22

Not in my nature.

0:25:220:25:24

HE SIGHS

0:25:360:25:38

I can't have an aneurysm.

0:25:470:25:49

I'm only here because I skidded on a patch of black ice.

0:25:500:25:55

That accident probably saved your life.

0:25:560:25:58

It's highly unlikely we'd have spotted the aneurysm otherwise.

0:25:580:26:01

You explained the risks of surgery, you never said anything about this.

0:26:010:26:05

It was unforeseen.

0:26:050:26:07

Am I going to live?

0:26:070:26:09

Am I not going to see next Christmas, this Christmas?

0:26:090:26:12

I have kids.

0:26:150:26:17

Please...I need to know.

0:26:170:26:19

I'll be back to prep you for theatre.

0:26:220:26:24

Jac?

0:26:290:26:31

Someone!

0:26:430:26:45

-Oh, my God! What...?!

-Please tell me he's gone for his ultrasound!

0:26:530:26:56

Right, I need you to stay here and look after him.

0:26:570:27:00

-Where's Isaac?

-He was heading to the staffroom, last I saw.

0:27:000:27:02

-Where are you going?!

-And call Security!

0:27:020:27:04

Well, now it's a party.

0:27:160:27:18

Um...Mr Mayfield's needed out on the ward.

0:27:180:27:22

Don't be such a spoilsport, Dom.

0:27:220:27:23

Me and Isaac were just getting to know each other.

0:27:230:27:25

I tried to tell him the toaster's for staff use only,

0:27:250:27:27

but he's got a stubborn streak a mile wide.

0:27:270:27:30

Making toast is one of those things you don't miss until it's gone.

0:27:300:27:34

You can make an exception just this once.

0:27:340:27:37

Every slice I've had since I got put away

0:27:380:27:40

has either been burned or underdone.

0:27:400:27:42

This...is perfect.

0:27:420:27:45

The guard wasn't badly injured, just in case you were wondering.

0:27:480:27:51

You know, you didn't used to be so quick to judge.

0:27:510:27:54

I mean, there was a time you'd have given me the benefit of the doubt.

0:27:540:27:57

Well, what was I meant to think?

0:27:570:27:58

-He was on the floor with a head injury.

-He came in to check on me.

0:27:580:28:01

His mate must have been on lunch or something, I don't know.

0:28:010:28:03

Next thing, he's clutching his chest,

0:28:030:28:05

he falls face-first and hits his head on a trolley.

0:28:050:28:07

I checked he was still breathing and made a break for freedom.

0:28:070:28:10

But instead of running, you came looking for me.

0:28:100:28:12

If I run, they'll add years to my sentence.

0:28:150:28:17

You know what I love about this hospital? It brings people together.

0:28:200:28:23

Me and Dom met here, did you know that?

0:28:250:28:26

He might have mentioned it.

0:28:260:28:28

Then there's you two.

0:28:280:28:29

I mean, is it a long-term thing, do you think?

0:28:290:28:32

-Stop it.

-Do you love him?

0:28:320:28:34

If you're asking if we're serious, then the answer's yes.

0:28:340:28:37

If you're trying to intimidate me, better luck next time.

0:28:370:28:42

You know, I was confused before I met Dom.

0:28:430:28:46

He tried to save me and I threw it all back in his face.

0:28:460:28:50

But you can have anyone, why does it have to be him?

0:28:520:28:55

You still have feelings for him.

0:28:550:28:57

Huh! That's the saddest thing I've ever heard.

0:28:580:29:01

OK, drop the knife!

0:29:010:29:02

The guy just collapsed. I didn't do anything wrong!

0:29:020:29:05

DOM EXHALES

0:29:090:29:11

Hey.

0:29:230:29:25

Just wanted to check in. I know how tough it must be

0:29:250:29:29

when Histology drag their heels about biopsy results, so...

0:29:290:29:32

I'm going to do a stent closure on Mr Gill's saccular aneurysm.

0:29:320:29:35

Are you free to assist, in case the diaphragmatic tear

0:29:350:29:38

causes any more problems?

0:29:380:29:40

Yes. Yes, of course.

0:29:400:29:42

Good.

0:29:430:29:44

And Matteo?

0:29:460:29:48

Not required.

0:29:490:29:51

There's bound to be a tricky settling-in period.

0:29:590:30:02

You've been unchallenged at the top of the tree for a while...

0:30:020:30:04

I'm not afraid of being challenged.

0:30:040:30:07

So, you didn't decide to close up just now to spite him?

0:30:070:30:09

Are you accusing me of compromising patient care?

0:30:090:30:13

Absolutely not.

0:30:130:30:14

It was a judgment call.

0:30:140:30:16

There's no right way, there's no wrong way.

0:30:160:30:18

-It's just...

-It's Mr Gill!

0:30:180:30:21

-Aneurysm must have ruptured.

-His BP's through the floor.

0:30:280:30:30

-Call theatre, tell them we're coming!

-No! You're not going!

0:30:300:30:33

-What?!

-Out the way!

0:30:330:30:34

You are going to open him up to find a cavity full of blood.

0:30:340:30:37

As skilled as you are, you'll need all the hands you can get.

0:30:370:30:40

There's no shame in asking for help.

0:30:400:30:42

Sacha, with me! Let's go!

0:30:420:30:45

You're a star! No, hang on, hang on!

0:30:520:30:54

Right, fire away.

0:30:570:30:58

That is perfect!

0:31:020:31:05

And a Merry Christmas to you, too.

0:31:050:31:07

Ha-ha! You beauty! Mwah!

0:31:070:31:10

OK! Er...please tell me there's some mistletoe above us right now.

0:31:100:31:14

Oh, forget about that, right? Because I played a blinder.

0:31:140:31:17

Saving lives, bringing people together.

0:31:170:31:19

I should have my own chat show.

0:31:190:31:21

Wouldn't have anything to do with Arty and his long-lost daughter?

0:31:210:31:24

He's still insisting he's going to be on a flight come dinner time.

0:31:240:31:27

Oh, he's so open about it, it's almost charming.

0:31:270:31:29

I tried to tell him it could kill him, but...

0:31:290:31:32

Please tell me you found a way to keep him here.

0:31:320:31:34

It was back-breaking labour and it took every bit of nouse I've got,

0:31:340:31:37

but I've tracked down Sydney.

0:31:370:31:38

I have her current telephone number in my sweaty little hand

0:31:380:31:41

and I'm about to call it.

0:31:410:31:42

So she can come over here and, then, bang! No Vegas.

0:31:420:31:45

What, and you think she's willing to fly halfway across the world

0:31:450:31:48

to see a man who she hasn't spoken to in a decade?

0:31:480:31:51

No.

0:31:510:31:52

But she might get on the bus because she only lives around the corner.

0:31:520:31:56

Right, more suction!

0:31:580:32:00

-More!

-He's bleeding quicker than we can suction.

0:32:000:32:03

OK, let's hang another two units!

0:32:040:32:05

Can't get in quick enough.

0:32:050:32:07

Maybe we could use another pair of hands.

0:32:070:32:09

No, that's not necessary!

0:32:090:32:11

All right, I can't see!

0:32:130:32:14

-Jac, if we lose him...

-Be quiet!

0:32:150:32:17

STEADY BEEPING

0:32:170:32:20

Foley catheter! Quickly!

0:32:220:32:25

OK, stapler.

0:32:310:32:33

-You ready to deflate?

-Mm-hm.

-OK.

0:32:360:32:37

When I staple, you pull out the catheter. OK?

0:32:370:32:40

-Yep.

-Go.

0:32:400:32:41

OK, suction.

0:32:450:32:46

QUICK BEEPING

0:32:510:32:52

Good job.

0:33:000:33:01

Looks like they're not taking any chances.

0:33:080:33:10

-Do you blame them?

-Don't look at me like that.

0:33:120:33:14

I was just having some toast and chatting to your boyfriend.

0:33:140:33:16

I wanted to make sure he was good enough for you.

0:33:160:33:19

He's not, in case you were wondering.

0:33:190:33:21

Look, I...I meant what I said in that note.

0:33:240:33:27

I love you. I always will.

0:33:280:33:30

Nothing about the way you treated me has anything to do with love.

0:33:300:33:34

I made mistakes, I admit,

0:33:340:33:35

but I came good in the end - I gave Arthur's medals back!

0:33:350:33:38

Just give me a chance to make it up to you.

0:33:380:33:41

Please.

0:33:410:33:43

Why on earth would I do that?

0:33:540:33:55

You fooled me once, but...

0:34:000:34:03

My life is better now.

0:34:070:34:09

I'm with a decent guy who loves me.

0:34:100:34:13

Loves me in the way I deserve to be loved.

0:34:130:34:15

I don't want you in my life.

0:34:170:34:20

Ultrasound.

0:34:220:34:24

Oh, I see we've stepped up security a notch. Wonder why(?)

0:34:240:34:28

Sometimes things aren't always as they seem.

0:34:280:34:31

True, and sometimes they are.

0:34:310:34:34

On that note...

0:34:380:34:40

-Is that...?

-Gallstones.

0:34:430:34:45

They don't always show up on a CT scan.

0:34:470:34:50

That's it, gallstones?

0:34:510:34:53

Yep. Probably just blocking your biliary duct occasionally.

0:34:530:34:57

That's what the pain is.

0:34:570:34:59

So you won't need surgery today.

0:35:000:35:02

Maybe in the future.

0:35:020:35:03

Just painkillers should do.

0:35:050:35:07

So you can go back to where you came from now.

0:35:070:35:09

Good news all-round.

0:35:110:35:12

I'm sorry I poked fun at you earlier.

0:35:160:35:19

I didn't realise he was, you know, dangerous.

0:35:190:35:21

He's not. Not now.

0:35:210:35:24

So, any luck in retrieving that research data?

0:35:250:35:29

Isaac should have just picked you as research assistant.

0:35:300:35:34

All I've done is let him down.

0:35:340:35:36

All right, fine.

0:35:370:35:39

Let's see what these magic fingers can find on that hard drive.

0:35:390:35:42

All right.

0:35:450:35:47

Yep.

0:35:470:35:48

Got it.

0:35:510:35:52

It's not good news for Arty, is it?

0:35:540:35:55

FLETCH SIGHS

0:35:550:35:57

Not only has his daughter lived locally

0:35:570:35:59

for the last ten years and never mentioned it,

0:35:590:36:01

she won't even pick up the phone.

0:36:010:36:04

Happy Christmas, Arty(!)

0:36:040:36:06

Will you please stop pacing?

0:36:190:36:22

Things don't just vanish from hard drives.

0:36:220:36:24

They're sometimes just a little bit difficult to find.

0:36:240:36:28

OK, sometimes they're VERY difficult to find.

0:36:300:36:32

Oh! I am going to go down in legend

0:36:320:36:36

as the F1 who ruined Isaac Mayfield's research career.

0:36:360:36:40

How am I going to tell him?

0:36:420:36:45

You're not.

0:36:450:36:46

It's the winter ball tonight, then it's going to be Christmas.

0:36:480:36:51

The chances are, he's never going to look at this until the new year,

0:36:510:36:53

which gives us the time together to try and get this back.

0:36:530:36:57

Really? You'd do that for me?

0:36:580:37:00

What he doesn't know won't hurt him.

0:37:020:37:04

Ah. I get it.

0:37:050:37:07

You don't want your first Christmas together

0:37:070:37:09

ruined by him complaining about how incompetent I am.

0:37:090:37:11

I'd rather not have a stressed-out boyfriend ruining Lapland, yes.

0:37:110:37:16

You're going to Lapland?

0:37:160:37:18

Won't that just be full of kids and old people?

0:37:180:37:20

I mean...Lapland? Wow!

0:37:220:37:26

Well, well, I hear you and Mo smashed it in there. Quite the team.

0:37:290:37:33

Well, they don't call us Butch and Sundance for nothing.

0:37:330:37:36

Yes, OK, no-one calls us that, but we do make a pretty good combo.

0:37:360:37:39

You should probably be a bit jealous.

0:37:390:37:41

-Well, I would be, except for one thing.

-Ah?

0:37:410:37:45

You and Mo won't be eating chow mein in bed at Christmas.

0:37:450:37:48

-Y...

-What?

0:37:490:37:51

KNOCK AT DOOR

0:37:520:37:54

Is there something I can help you with?

0:37:570:38:00

I just heard you're back, that's all. I thought I'd check in.

0:38:010:38:04

I've had a pretty rubbish day, and...

0:38:040:38:06

This is for Emma.

0:38:060:38:08

I thought I'd get her something,

0:38:080:38:10

seeing as I'm her only aunt, and everything.

0:38:100:38:12

Traditionally, this is where you take the gift and say thank you.

0:38:160:38:20

I always envied you around Christmas-time.

0:38:260:38:28

At least in care, there'd be people around.

0:38:290:38:32

Are you kidding? That is cold - even for you!

0:38:340:38:38

OK, you ready for this?

0:38:480:38:50

Fine, I'll break a pregnant woman's lonely heart at Christmas.

0:38:500:38:53

That's not going to send me to hell at all, is it(?)

0:38:530:38:55

Chinese food in bed. Just keep repeating it.

0:38:550:38:57

Ahem! Hi!

0:38:570:38:59

-Hi!

-Hey!

0:38:590:39:01

So, what's with the mystery text - "Meet me in Pulses, five minutes"?

0:39:010:39:04

I just thought that we could, um...have a quick chat.

0:39:040:39:08

Right, if this is about Christmas, I've been thinking.

0:39:080:39:10

I think the two of you, first Christmas together,

0:39:100:39:13

what would I really bring to the mix?

0:39:130:39:15

Then I remembered, I'm a total blast!

0:39:150:39:17

When people hear about how much fun we had,

0:39:170:39:19

they'll be begging me to come to theirs next year.

0:39:190:39:22

I'm talking home-made mince pies, carol-singing contests

0:39:220:39:25

and a Monopoly competition that can stretch into the wee hours.

0:39:250:39:28

Our Christmas is going to go down in legend.

0:39:280:39:31

In the future, our children will write songs about it.

0:39:310:39:33

Mo, listen, I know I invited you, but I think I might have...

0:39:330:39:36

I still haven't forgotten about the Polish thing.

0:39:360:39:39

Christmas Eve, we'll go all-out.

0:39:390:39:41

We'll make it really special, like your mum would, if she could.

0:39:410:39:44

ZOSIA SIGHS

0:39:460:39:47

Sounds wonderful.

0:39:470:39:49

Maybe we should lay off the Monopoly. We're all competitive.

0:39:500:39:52

Wouldn't want anyone to get hurt now, would we?

0:39:520:39:55

But I can still bring the mince pies and sing Good King Wenceslas?

0:39:550:39:58

-A-ha!

-We'd be gutted if you didn't.

0:39:580:40:00

OK.

0:40:000:40:01

Oh, yeah, up we go.

0:40:010:40:03

Oooooooh!

0:40:030:40:04

New Year's is more of a Chinese-food-in-bed type of holiday.

0:40:080:40:12

Nuh-huh-huh-huh-huh-huh-huh-huh.

0:40:120:40:14

Ah! Could you e-mail that research data to my home address?

0:40:180:40:22

Dom's making me go on some Christmas getaway,

0:40:220:40:24

but I should have time to review it while we're gone.

0:40:240:40:26

Um...is...is that allowed?

0:40:260:40:29

I'm just thinking, you know, data security and all that.

0:40:290:40:33

Is there a problem?

0:40:330:40:36

Jasmine?

0:40:360:40:37

You made it through that surgery earlier by the skin of your teeth.

0:40:530:40:57

Admit that Matteo should have been there.

0:40:570:41:00

Is it really so terrifying that someone should get to know you?

0:41:060:41:09

Or want to?

0:41:090:41:10

I know how lonely a health scare can be,

0:41:140:41:17

but you have family here.

0:41:170:41:19

And if you can't lean on us at Christmas, then when can you?

0:41:230:41:25

I don't lean on people who betray me.

0:41:250:41:28

Jac, Matteo hasn't betrayed you. He's a bit overbearing sometimes...

0:41:300:41:32

I'm not talking about Luigi, I'm talking about you.

0:41:320:41:35

You and Mr Thompson jumped at the opportunity

0:41:350:41:39

to tell Griffin that you didn't think I was up to the job.

0:41:390:41:42

Because you were ill.

0:41:420:41:43

Jac, I think the fact that you collapsed

0:41:440:41:47

30 seconds after Ric tried to talk to you about it

0:41:470:41:50

rather proved our point.

0:41:500:41:51

You're lashing out and you're being ridiculous.

0:41:530:41:55

JAC SIGHS

0:41:550:41:57

I'm your best friend, and it is my duty to look out for you.

0:42:000:42:04

Look, just because your life is a barren wasteland

0:42:040:42:07

of failed romances and children you barely know,

0:42:070:42:10

don't think you can stick your nose into mine.

0:42:100:42:13

Can I at least say goodbye?

0:42:280:42:30

Dom...?

0:42:320:42:33

If you come here again, I'll make sure someone else is treating you.

0:42:330:42:36

When were you going to say Jasmine erased months' worth of work?

0:42:450:42:49

I thought you had enough on your plate,

0:42:490:42:50

what with everything that Ric put on you this morning...

0:42:500:42:53

This is my research, Dom. My career!

0:42:530:42:55

Did you think you could just bail Jasmine out of trouble, is that it?

0:42:550:42:59

It was a computer error. I mean, it could happen to anyone.

0:42:590:43:02

But it didn't, it happened to her.

0:43:020:43:04

I fired her, in case you're wondering.

0:43:040:43:06

-There was no need for...

-Don't come to the ball tonight.

0:43:060:43:08

I'm under enough stress at the moment.

0:43:080:43:10

The last thing I need is you there making things worse.

0:43:100:43:12

I spoke to Mr Thompson. He wasn't able to get hold of you.

0:43:250:43:28

Is that them?

0:43:310:43:33

YOU open it.

0:43:360:43:38

Whatever it says, don't beat about the bush.

0:43:380:43:40

You're all clear.

0:44:010:44:03

You don't have cancer.

0:44:050:44:06

SHE EXHALES

0:44:110:44:13

Why did you do that? I was horrible to you.

0:44:150:44:17

Agreed.

0:44:190:44:21

But it's Christmas.

0:44:210:44:22

What are friends for?

0:44:240:44:25

SHE EXHALES

0:44:270:44:29

Do you know what? He's not that bad.

0:44:340:44:37

Would it be so terrible to let him in just a little?

0:44:380:44:41

Right, see you at Albie's?

0:44:440:44:46

Maybe we can do some karaoke together. Me Kylie, you Jason?

0:44:460:44:49

Get away from me.

0:44:490:44:51

I probably could have used you in theatre today.

0:45:020:45:05

I want to get to know you, Jac, that's all.

0:45:050:45:08

I don't like mushrooms.

0:45:100:45:12

Maybe now you can stop stalking me.

0:45:120:45:14

I heard you with your sister before.

0:45:160:45:19

She doesn't understand that when you pretend to care too little,

0:45:190:45:22

it's because that really, you care too much.

0:45:220:45:24

She doesn't see you like I do.

0:45:240:45:27

You thought you'd got me.

0:45:340:45:36

I went all quiet for a bit there

0:45:360:45:38

and you thought I'd come around to your way of thinking.

0:45:380:45:41

Bloke over there having his X-rays loaned me...this!

0:45:410:45:46

I snaffled a last-minute flight online.

0:45:460:45:50

£200 off!

0:45:500:45:53

I need to talk to you about something.

0:45:530:45:54

DON'T give me all that you'll-never-find-her nonsense!

0:45:540:45:58

If I have to knock on every door in Vegas, I will.

0:45:580:46:01

I spoke to her, mate.

0:46:010:46:03

I-I did an online search of the public records in Las Vegas

0:46:030:46:06

and I got a list as long as your arm.

0:46:060:46:09

You...you...you...you narrowed it down, you found her.

0:46:090:46:12

You did it!

0:46:120:46:13

She doesn't live in America, mate.

0:46:160:46:18

She lives around here.

0:46:190:46:21

And she has done since her mum died, by the looks of things.

0:46:220:46:24

What?!

0:46:240:46:26

No, she can't do!

0:46:270:46:29

I just had to look her up in the phonebook.

0:46:290:46:32

But you...you explained how much I wanted to see her,

0:46:320:46:36

how sorry I am for everything that happened?

0:46:360:46:39

She's got a new life now, mate.

0:46:450:46:47

She doesn't want to know, I'm sorry.

0:46:490:46:51

I know I made mistakes.

0:46:530:46:55

The way I treated her mum.

0:46:570:46:58

But I always thought I'd get time to make it up to her.

0:47:000:47:04

There's not a day goes by I don't think about my Sydney.

0:47:060:47:09

I never thought I'd die...

0:47:110:47:13

..without seeing my little girl again.

0:47:150:47:17

What could I possibly have done...

0:47:190:47:21

..that would make me deserve that?

0:47:240:47:26

HE BREATHES DEEPLY

0:47:360:47:38

I made it.

0:47:400:47:41

Somewhat against the odds, it must be said.

0:47:430:47:46

The aneurysm ruptured. We were able to get you into theatre in time.

0:47:480:47:52

It was touch-and-go there for a while, but it came good in the end.

0:47:520:47:56

You went out on a limb trying to save me.

0:47:580:48:00

I would have crunched the numbers and written myself off.

0:48:020:48:05

What if one of my kids wants to be a ballet dancer or a painter?

0:48:070:48:11

What will I say to them?

0:48:120:48:13

"Better weigh it all up,

0:48:150:48:16

"look at the statistics before you commit to anything"?

0:48:160:48:19

Probably not.

0:48:190:48:21

HE CHUCKLES

0:48:210:48:23

Oh! Ah!

0:48:230:48:24

Ha! Ha-Ha! I feel like Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas morning.

0:48:240:48:31

Get me the biggest turkey you can find.

0:48:330:48:36

Ha-ha! And I promise not to cook it for 24 hours, like I usually do.

0:48:360:48:41

I might even start dancing again.

0:48:430:48:45

I thought you were joking about the whole ballet thing.

0:48:460:48:50

A 40-something-year-old bloke in tights?

0:48:500:48:52

I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

0:48:540:48:57

HE CHUCKLES

0:48:570:48:59

Goodnight, Mr Gill.

0:48:590:49:00

SHE SIGHS

0:49:020:49:03

Ah! "Don't be late," he said.

0:49:030:49:06

"I won't have time to wait around for you to show up."

0:49:060:49:09

Yes, I know, I'm a hypocrite.

0:49:090:49:12

And...?

0:49:120:49:14

And you're the queen of the world.

0:49:140:49:16

THEY CHUCKLE

0:49:160:49:18

I can't believe there are only a few days left of this year.

0:49:180:49:21

Good riddance, I say.

0:49:210:49:22

The amount of good things that have happened this year

0:49:220:49:25

could fit on the back of a postage stamp.

0:49:250:49:26

Agreed.

0:49:260:49:28

So that's enough, we have a job to do.

0:49:280:49:30

DOM SIGHS A-hem!

0:49:320:49:34

At least we won't have to listen to him wittering on

0:49:440:49:47

about how the guns fell silent, Christmas 1914.

0:49:470:49:50

Or how Napoleon was almost assassinated

0:49:500:49:52

on Christmas Eve.

0:49:520:49:54

Promise me we'll remember him every year.

0:49:570:50:00

Even if no-one else does.

0:50:000:50:02

I promise.

0:50:030:50:05

I need to get back to Keller, where the fun never stops, so can we...?

0:50:060:50:10

-Oooh!

-Oh, no, it's nothing, it's fine.

0:50:100:50:12

Defensive AND snatchy. It doesn't look like nothing to me.

0:50:120:50:15

HE CLEARS THROAT

0:50:150:50:17

You know the prisoner that came in today?

0:50:190:50:21

Please don't tell me a serial killer has taken a shine to you.

0:50:210:50:26

Lee Cannon.

0:50:260:50:28

Come back to haunt me like the Ghost of Christmas Past.

0:50:280:50:31

The note's brief and to the point.

0:50:320:50:34

"I still love you."

0:50:340:50:35

And, what, you're tempted, or...?

0:50:370:50:40

For a split-second, but...

0:50:400:50:41

..there's only one man I love.

0:50:430:50:45

It just so happens that he's not speaking to me at the moment, so

0:50:450:50:48

looks like it could be another miserable Christmas

0:50:480:50:50

-in the Copeland household.

-Don't look so sad.

0:50:500:50:53

It wouldn't be Christmas if we weren't falling out

0:50:530:50:55

with our nearest and dearest, now, would it?

0:50:550:50:58

Go and find him. Make it up, whatever it takes.

0:50:580:51:02

If this year has taught me anything,

0:51:040:51:05

it's to cling on to the people we love the most.

0:51:050:51:07

Tooth and nail.

0:51:070:51:09

That's not the face of a man about to walk away with a bagful of money.

0:51:140:51:17

Leave me alone, can't you?

0:51:170:51:19

Let me just think about that for a second. Er...no dice.

0:51:190:51:22

Now, then, Nurse Fletcher tells me you fancy yourself

0:51:220:51:24

as a bit of a poker fiend, Mr Chernik.

0:51:240:51:27

I used to play with the boys on my unit.

0:51:270:51:29

I was undefeated three tours in a row.

0:51:290:51:31

I've only ever played against my dad,

0:51:310:51:33

but he says I'm really awesome at it.

0:51:330:51:35

Get ready to lose your shirt, Arty.

0:51:350:51:39

-Why are you doing this?

-Because it's Christmas and you're my mate.

0:51:390:51:41

And maybe I want to believe in happy endings for a bit.

0:51:410:51:44

Except I didn't get my happy ending.

0:51:440:51:47

And you're not going to get real money either, but, hey. Hm!

0:51:470:51:50

Don't think I'm going to go easy on you.

0:51:500:51:53

Even if we are only playing for chocolate.

0:51:540:51:57

Keep an eye on him, don't let him win every hand.

0:51:570:51:59

What?! No, wait! You can't leave,

0:51:590:52:01

having persuaded us all to forgo a jolly at Albie's!

0:52:010:52:03

Five minutes, that's all.

0:52:030:52:05

Dad?

0:52:220:52:23

Yeah, it's me.

0:52:240:52:26

I...I wanted to wish you Happy Christmas.

0:52:280:52:31

ANIMATED CHATTER

0:52:310:52:33

We couldn't achieve half of what we do without the support of the board.

0:52:340:52:37

I know it must feel like we take all of the credit,

0:52:370:52:39

but we honestly couldn't do it without all of you, so, enjoy.

0:52:390:52:43

Sorry to interrupt.

0:52:430:52:45

Mr Mayfield, there's an emergency on Keller.

0:52:450:52:48

Excuse me.

0:52:480:52:49

Look, whatever you've got to say, I don't have time.

0:52:530:52:55

I've got to give the welcome speech in two minutes.

0:52:550:52:58

This whole thing with Jasmine was simply an error of judgment.

0:52:580:53:02

I've been trying to work out all day what I can say to make this better.

0:53:020:53:06

You are my man.

0:53:100:53:12

You're my world.

0:53:120:53:14

All I want for Christmas is you.

0:53:160:53:17

Now, I know you don't believe this will help, but...

0:53:210:53:24

..it would really mean a lot to me.

0:53:260:53:28

MUSIC: Black Magic by Little Mix

0:53:320:53:34

ANIMATED CHATTER

0:53:340:53:36

-Happy Christmas.

-Happy Christmas.

0:53:410:53:43

-CLANGING

-Sorry, can we...? Thank you.

0:53:460:53:48

A-hem! I have been told that I don't share enough.

0:53:500:53:53

These are uncertain times.

0:53:540:53:57

It's easy to get disheartened.

0:53:570:53:59

To cut ourselves off from the world

0:53:590:54:01

in an effort to make sense of things.

0:54:010:54:03

But that's not what Christmas is all about.

0:54:040:54:06

We do what we do all year round

0:54:080:54:11

with integrity and without complaint.

0:54:110:54:14

You're all phenomenal.

0:54:150:54:17

The NHS is phenomenal.

0:54:170:54:19

My credit card's behind the bar for 30 minutes only. Merry Christmas.

0:54:220:54:25

-CHEERING

-Merry Christmas!

0:54:250:54:28

Ho-ho-ho!

0:54:280:54:30

Merry Christmas, everyone!

0:54:300:54:32

-Wow!

-I want to touch him. Is that wrong?

0:54:320:54:34

If that's wrong, I don't think I want to be right.

0:54:340:54:36

I'm offended, I think. Are you slightly offended?

0:54:360:54:39

Yes, I am actually a little bit offended.

0:54:390:54:41

When did it become acceptable to objectify Mr Rossini like that?

0:54:410:54:44

Fair enough.

0:54:450:54:47

If you've come to ask me to dance, I'd love to.

0:54:580:55:01

You're very good at getting in people's heads, Rossini.

0:55:010:55:03

It's just a shame you won't let anyone return the favour.

0:55:030:55:06

Ask me anything.

0:55:070:55:08

Why are you really here?

0:55:080:55:10

Some things are just meant to be.

0:55:120:55:14

Don't worry, I'll find out.

0:55:150:55:17

No offence, but I'm pretty glad to get out of there this evening.

0:55:340:55:37

Me, too. You might be a consummate actor,

0:55:370:55:40

but I can only keep up the charade for so long.

0:55:400:55:42

Charade?

0:55:420:55:44

Not sure I get the joke.

0:55:450:55:47

YOU are the joke.

0:55:470:55:49

It's just lies upon lies with you, isn't it?

0:55:490:55:51

It's bad enough I almost ended up being gutted by your psycho ex!

0:55:510:55:55

Well, you said...you said you were OK.

0:55:550:55:58

You were the one that said that he wasn't dangerous.

0:55:580:56:01

What was I supposed to say?

0:56:010:56:02

I can't afford to look weak in front of the other staff.

0:56:020:56:05

I should never have been put in that position in the first place.

0:56:050:56:08

You're right, you're right. I'm sorry, I didn't mean...

0:56:080:56:10

And he's clearly still in love with you.

0:56:100:56:13

And I bet you didn't do anything to put him off, did you?

0:56:130:56:15

Does he even know Dominic's not your real name?

0:56:170:56:20

Has he any idea what a common little loser you really are?

0:56:200:56:24

What? Why are you...?

0:56:240:56:26

"Let's go to Lapland!"

0:56:260:56:29

As if I didn't know you were trying to make up

0:56:290:56:31

-for fantasising about the jailbird!

-I wasn't!

0:56:310:56:33

People like me don't go to Lapland, Dom.

0:56:330:56:38

Not only do you show up and try to ruin my big night,

0:56:380:56:40

but you couldn't resist one last humiliation.

0:56:400:56:44

I thought we'd got past you believing in fairy dust.

0:56:440:56:47

I gave you that for luck.

0:56:470:56:49

You gave it to me as a reminder of the only man in your life

0:56:490:56:52

that I've ever really been competing with.

0:56:520:56:54

Well, here's what I think of your precious Arthur.

0:56:540:56:57

Merry Christmas.

0:57:020:57:04

A terrifying blast from the past upsets Dom's plans for a perfect Christmas with Isaac.

In true Naylor fashion, Jac pushes her closest friend away as she waits for life-changing news.

Fletch is unnerved when he hears from his estranged father, but will it ruin AAU's Christmas?


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