EastEnders spin-off. Kathleen and Alfie Moon arrive in Redwater only to find the inhabitants still recovering from a tragedy that happened 25 ago.
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# She's a rich and rare land
# Oh, she's a fresh and fair land
# She's a dear and rare land
# This native land of mine
# She's not a dull or cold land
# No, she's a warm and bold land
# Oh, she's a true and old land
# This native land of mine. #
What the hell was she thinking?
You know exactly what she was thinking.
Sound your horn!
DISTANT VOICES CRY OUT
Help! Please! Help! We're here!
It's all right! I see you!
Boys, hold on!
I'm here, Iris! Hang on!
Jesus, you're bleeding!
Hang on! Hang on!
I can't get close enough. Hang on. I'll turn around.
Boys, hold on...
She let go... She's gone.
Oh, my God!
Here, Dermott. Get this on you.
HE ROARS IN FRUSTRATION
Come on, boys, you all right?
All right. Come on.
Now stay together, you two lads.
Keep yourselves warm.
So just then the old lady returned to find that nasty, greedy fox
bent low over the river, watching all the fish he'd been promised.
She poured the druid water over him until the fox could feel it scald...
What's "scald" mean?
Means it's not a happy ending.
And in a moment, that nasty fox had disappeared into a waft of smoke.
Is this it?
Yeah, this is it.
There you go.
HE SIGHS AND GROANS
Right. How much do I owe you?
Call it 30 euro.
-Is there anything to stop Tommy falling off that cliff?
Er, best just stay away from the edge.
So, you going to get her started again?
On the hill back down. Well, I best be off.
Spring equinox, you know.
Oh, of course. Major event in our house(!)
Welcome to Redwater.
Yeah, I know, I get it... I understand.
INDISTINCT VOICE ON PHONE
Ax... Axel, I tell you what, listen, listen,
just get me some building quotes,
e-mail me some numbers and we'll make a decision after that. All right?
Tommy! This ain't our house.
So if you break anything, hide it!
Everything all right?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, just a bit of dry rot in the bar.
Nothing to worry about.
Well, we're here. Feels weird, doesn't it?
Talking about it for so long...
But I know this is the right place, because I've got the postcard.
What you going to do, stand in the middle of the town square and shout,
"Any blokes out there just found out they've been adopted?"?
-Yeah, I might do that.
-Even if he were, he's probably left.
Look, let's not do the "If he's emigrated or dead..."
I'm glad we're here. Honestly.
-Right, I'll go and put the kettle on.
What have you come as again?
You look fantastic. Ha! "Ninja Turtesses."
It's the day of the sinner, Peter...
What, I wonder, are we running as today, Dermott?
What's it look like?
I don't know.
I'm the next Pope.
You've got an answer for everything, haven't yer! Come here.
How much ice cream would we need to sell to buy me a new taxi?
Right, I'm off.
I'm showing some of my work up at the hall.
Oh, what sort of prices are you putting on them?
That's a good question, Ag. I haven't actually priced...
So how are you going to sell them?
I thought people might show an interest
and...kind of inquire, you know.
Is that how a commercial artist makes a living?
I'm not a "commercial artist", Agnes.
No, but we're a commercial farm.
Might be nice to remember where the money has to come from.
Good luck, you.
That fella walks around with a head full of sweedy mice.
Where's your dad? I'll need help today.
It'll be frantic with all the incomers.
I'm going out, Nan.
You are out!
No. "Out" out.
I need your dad here after the run.
I'm in a dead zone. Will you tell him?
She looks like an angry beetle.
They get bored. I was the same.
Ahoy! Look at you fine ladies...
Well, lucky for you and Daddy it blew over, huh?
Oh, Roisin, not for you the neon lights and fast living of Kilkenny.
Don't look now but we're about to get mugged by Gryffindor.
-Hello, you all right?
Look out, Tommy... All right, girls?
You on your holidays?
-You don't sound too sure.
-We're here for a couple of weeks.
I might miss school. And we had to leave the twins.
Yeah, they're really little and we needed a proper break.
There you go, buddy. Go and win me a teddy bear. Don't go too far, OK? Good boy!
A bit mad here, innit?
Normally you'll find it's quiet as the library.
You have Peter's house up on the bluff, don't you?
If you have any problems, he's always in the pub.
Typical Irishman, eh?
He's the landlord.
Landlord! That's a game and a half.
Yeah. It's good to see a lot of young people, though.
Are there a lot of families here?
A lot of people in their thirties an' that?
So what's all this about, today, then?
Old druid ceremony or something?
Oh, we thought we'd burn an outsider in a big wicker goat.
It's Spring Carnival. Flight To The Sea.
To celebrate life and all its madness.
Why don't you sign up?
I ain't got a costume.
I'll have a go.
-I'll do it.
-What do you mean, "I'll do it"? You don't live here, Alfie, take a breather.
We're supposed to be relaxing, having fun, chilling, you know?
-Go on! Alfie, is it?
Yeah, get yourself up the hill. Celebrate life.
There he...! Andrew! Andy!
This is my son, he'll show you where to start.
Will you get Alfie here a costume?
-All right, buddy.
-Yeah, get you kitted out, fella.
After that you're taking a turn on the stall.
What are you waiting for? Go on!
See you later.
Does he...? Does Andrew live here or is he just visiting?
He works with us on the farm.
Right. What, making ice cream?
Looking after the cows that make the milk that make the ice cream.
This is - it's just a sideline.
So he lives with you?
Right up there on the hill. We tend to stay close in this family.
Which is very nice for great-grandma here.
I know, they broke the mould, right?
In fact, Andrew's just about to give her another great-grandchild.
Well, why don't you, er, soak up the day and enjoy yourselves?
Makes a nice change from that London, I'm sure.
How'd you know we're from London?
Well, er, you're the Moons and you've taken the cottage
for two weeks with an option for three.
You're from London but you live in Spain and, er,
you're not too sure whether you're here on holiday or not.
Er... I see. OK.
Drag it over, behind those rocks.
We'll bury it later.
Doesn't quite fit with a celebration of life now, lads, does it?
That's it. That's it.
Oh! Ah, there he is.
Ah, Dr Kildare himself.
Alfie, meet my hugely annoying second cousin, Dermott.
-How are you?
-And my decrepit old grand-daddy Lance.
-All right, Lance.
-How you doing?
So, you're going to take the flight with us, then, are you?
-Well, you know, I'm going to try.
-Do. Or do not. There is no "try".
What's that, an Old Irish saying, then?
He's just winding you up.
Ah, there she is.
Ah... Hang on a minute there.
Bloody hell! Back away, civilian.
I need my hat.
Can you believe it's my last bloody week?
I am not equipped to handle this lot.
Hey, love, have you got any gear for that fella to run in?
It's illegal to impersonate a Garda.
I know. Got something in the boot.
Now... Now here you go, son - all the food groups in a glass.
-Away you go, then!
-Good man. Good man. Good man.
Right, away you go, come on, all in one, come on, you can do it.
-Come on, keep it going.
-Come on, yes.
Hey, hey, hey. You're one of the gang.
Now let's all go and make prize arses of ourselves. Eh?
OK, are we ready?
On your marks, get set, go!
HE CRIES OUT IN PAIN
How bad is it?
Jarred my ankle.
Here, ladies, no time for a chat.
No, no, I knew this would happen one day. Go on, off you go...
What are you-what are you doing?
Now be quiet, you eejit.
Oh, Jesus, eh.
Here we go! Haha!
Stop, boy! Stop, you bugger! Stop!
Feel the fear and do it anyway!
Don't get sand in your phone.
Ooh! Gets fast down that hill, I tell you.
It's the old inertia - doesn't let up.
Andrew! Andrew, love... Well done!
Still thinks I'm about nine.
She adores you, don't she?
Ah. You know mams.
Oh, listen - so is it nice, then, working on the farm with your family?
Making ice cream...?
I know, right, what sort of farm makes ice cream?
But you've got to keep thinking outside the box.
Keep the place ticking over, you know?
Anyway, everybody's going to be piling into the pub later,
so maybe see you there.
Yeah, you count on it.
It's just his face... and that black hair.
I know I'm not going to find him in the first ten minutes, but...
I think that's going to happen quite a bit, Kat.
There's going to be blokes like that all over the place. We've just got to tread carefully.
I mean, there's a chance he may not even know about you.
You're like a tornado at the best of times, eh?
Maybe should have gone through social services.
Maybe it's best you take Tommy back so you don't see me make a mess of things.
Stick to the plan.
We keep our ears and eyes open. Make friends.
See if we can learn something.
You know, when the time's right, we'll ask a few questions.
Don't have to rush anything.
But now we're here, I just want this so badly.
I know you do.
But we agreed, right?
Stick to the plan, yeah? Yeah. Good girl.
Right, Tommy, I'm West Ham.
Carroll with the dummy and it's out to Lanzini...
Good boy, Tommy!
Here's what I think - the boy's not his.
They've run off together.
They're both called Moon.
Ah, Moon! Sounds made up.
Well, what if they HAVE run off, Nanna?
Oh, none of my business. That's modern life.
I'll leave it there.
Just saw the look in her eyes. Something shifty...
Oh, come on, Mam.
No, now, him - now, he's just a big teddy bear.
But her, that Kathleen one, oh... She's got secrets.
Well, it takes one to know one.
I liked her.
And she liked you.
Yes, making eyes at my grandson
when she's only just eloped with another woman's husband.
I thought you were "out" out?!
Our eldest unmarried is in a major sulk.
I told Mary we'd pick Jonjo up in the morning
so he's now beside himself with a sleepover.
Sure Mary and Graham won't get a wink of sleep.
Not that I'll be getting a full night ever again.
I'm going to need more cheese and onion.
Six packets? And some Worcester sauce. So I can smother 'em.
My tenant, there you are now. Settling in?
You like shells, don't you?
-All the shells in the house.
I thought every house had shells.
What else do you decorate a house with if not seashells?
Ah, stop winding her up, Dad. Your old man did good today.
Though, er, he does need to learn where the brake is, doesn't he?
Alfie's never known where the brake is.
You all right?
You said everyone came down here so...
I came down.
Can I get you a drink?
Ah-ah-ah, this one's on me. What are you having, love?
We're on pints and whiskey chasers.
Yeah, I'm up for that.
DOG WHINES IN THE DISTANCE
Oh! Oh, Jesus, no...
I'm an East End girl. We pour this stuff on our cornflakes.
Oh, I like her, Dermott. I like her a lot.
So, Lance. How old are you?
Go on. Take your best shot.
I changed me mind - I don't like you.
I bloody love the bones of you!
Here, Kathleen. See Andrew over there? That's his grandson.
How old is Andrew?
33, same as me.
Kathleen, I'll take you out of your misery - I'm 70 this year.
There ain't any men I know that look as good as you at 70.
Our Lance swims the ocean every day. All weathers.
Will you shut up?
Why haven't you taken your costume off yet?
BOTH MEN LAUGH
It's not a costume.
Dermott's our priest.
So, Kathleen Moon, are you a good Catholic girl?
SHE CHUCKLES WEAKLY
That English woman keeps looking at you.
LANCE TAPS ON HIS GLASS
Ladies and gentlemen...
Oh, I forgot,
this is Redwater so we have neither.
But today, with the sun shining and all that laughter carrying
on the spring breeze, it occurred to me...
"She's a rich and rare land
"Oh, she is a fresh and fair land
"She's a dear and rare land This native land of mine
"She's not a dull or cold land
"No, she's a warm and bold land
"Oh, she's a true and old land This native land of mine."
The days of living and dying in one place are gone.
Quite right too.
I say this especially to the younger ones.
You should be restless and looking to break free.
See the world. Have adventures.
But keep this town in your pocket and take her with you.
Cos she's special.
And with that, I ask you all to raise your glasses.
Are we raised?
Up your hole with a big jam roll!
ALL: Up your hole with a big jam roll!
Oh, there you are. Too many shots?
Or was it my poetry?
No, I'm just tired.
Look at you, love, you're trembling.
What am I meant to do?
Alfie said that we should get to know people first.
But what's the point? Why wait?
I've been waiting my whole life.
We're not here on holiday.
I'm here because...
We're here because we're looking for someone.
When I was just a child myself, I had a child.
And they wouldn't let me keep him.
And I know he was adopted, because there's this postcard,
and it was posted from Redwater,
7th of December 1983.
And it says that he's safe and well
so I think that maybe
my little boy is here and...
They wouldn't let me keep him.
I can't imagine the hole that must...
must be in your heart, like.
I love the way you talk.
It's like you've swallowed
a book of poems.
I shouldn't have told you.
No, no, it's fine.
I wasn't supposed to say anything.
Mum's the word.
Thank you. Goodnight.
Can you say goodnight to everybody for me?
Why didn't you phone me?
I can feel it in you.
Your body's all tense.
I think I'm seeing things.
I got scared tonight...
..like, um, something was coming. Something horrible...
The doctors said these visions and things,
they could fade eventually.
Yeah. Yeah, yeah, maybe I'm just rattled about the bar, y'know.
Oh, the bar! The bar!
Then go home, Alfie! Go and talk to the builders!
I am not making you stay here!
HOOVES THUNDER ON THE SAND
Old Irish saying.
We're good at those.
Good night last night, then?
Yeah. I love it when the whole town comes together like that.
There will be some sore heads this morning, I'm telling you.
-Yeah, there are. Yours too?
-Ah, no, I'm OK.
I just have mornings when I get a bit restless.
It can be a bit claustrophobic sometimes in my line of work,
As soon as you're out of the house, folk want a piece of you.
You're looking a bit careworn yourself, there.
Well, it's a strange night, you know.
Mind turning over and...stuff.
Yeah, the sound of the sea will do that.
So what's this? It's not a grave, is it?
-It's a memorial.
There was a boat accident two miles offshore,
over 20 years ago now. A couple of people died.
Oh, don't tell me, what was it...
old drunken tourists on one of those, what is it, mackerel trips?
Well, er... there was some alcohol involved.
But, er, there were other factors too.
A child and a woman were drowned.
Did you know 'em?
The child was my cousin, Aoife. Mouse, we called her.
And the, er, woman was my mother.
Ah. Seems to be fine.
It can get cold up here, even in the summer. Thanks a million.
You were just like one of the locals down there last night.
That's all thanks to Lance. And that son of yours.
He's like no vicar I've ever met.
Dermott's... He's an amazing young man, you know? Smart, too.
Ferocious mind. Could've gone anywhere - anywhere at all.
It's hard to stay and minister to your own,
to drink and laugh with someone and then be placing the wafer
on their tongue the next day.
He calls it his own special brand of schizophrenia.
He's good-looking an' all.
Seems a waste, him being a priest.
Well, he broke some hearts the day he went to seminary school.
Takes after his mum, then.
Yeah, his mam was... difficult to describe. Quite tough.
Could've run a small South American country without too much bother.
You two went your separate ways?
Yeah, I went into the pub business.
She went to the grave.
Hard on Dermott - he was only a little fella at the time.
Seems like a close community, though.
I think that's why I like it here so much.
Where I used to live, we was in each other's houses,
each other's business... each other's knickers...
Oh, well, if that's what you're used to, then let's crack on upstairs.
Anyway, I'm grateful Dermott stayed in Redwater.
Yeah. Family's everything.
Without it, we're just out there, aren't we?
Adeen. Adeen, love, listen to me. Adeen. Listen to me now.
Not today. He'll be fractious and he'll throw you.
Double G says Enbarr's too tired to ride out.
That's because your great-grandfather thought it
was a great idea to go riding him at one o'clock this morning.
What made him go riding in the middle of the night?
Well, that's the men in this family for you, love.
One likes to go on midnight gallops.
The other likes to turn tree trunks into ballet dancers.
Meanwhile, this place goes to pot.
I call this one The Final Embrace.
WATER GOES OFF
I know why the London girl's here.
And it's not because she's eloped.
Oh, did you make a pass at her last night?
That what all the histrionics were about?
You groped her derriere and she slapped your face?
She's here to find her son. She had a baby boy.
He was taken into the convent. This was in east London, Agnes.
You know when.
-Switch the water on.
-She told me.
And what did you tell her?
But maybe I should.
She's in pain.
Oh, no good will come of what she's doing.
How can you say that? She's looking for her child.
No, she's looking for a man who has a life,
who knows nothing about her and most certainly does not need her!
Agnes, that is so unfair.
Kathleen Moon gets nothing from us.
I don't understand, Agnes. Why is this woman so wrong?
Because she's the wrong person in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Oh, come on...
It would ruin him. And that'd just be the start.
It would unravel everything we've built here.
You all right?
-You all right yourself?
Got any more stories for me, then?
Ah, I've got a million.
All involving cruelty to animals and small children, though.
How can we help?
-I thought I might buy a tub of your amazing ice cream.
We don't sell it here at the farm.
We have the stall two or three times a year and the rest of it
just goes round the country in the shops.
That's a shame.
You've got a hell of a place here. It's beautiful.
Beautifully hard work. For some.
Well, it beats London.
You ever been? To London?
It's not for me. I'll pass, sight unseen.
Roisin went, though.
I been once. Visiting friends.
When were you there, then?
She wants ice cream, Mam. We made a new convert.
I'll have some sent up to the cottage.
It's a gift.
Well, we'd best get on.
The farm doesn't run itself.
Shame about the rain. For your holiday an' all.
No, I thought I'd get out and explore.
Oh, it's just a long time ago I had this image in my head of something
and it's funny because it's just happened.
So this is home.
-Where you grew up.
Where you were born.
See over there?
Agnes wants us to build a greenhouse and grow chillies.
What, like, hot chillies?
Next big thing, Kathleen. Adapt and survive, you know?
Yeah, I know all about that.
So...do you see all this as your whole life?
-I know it may seem that way.
But Redwater, I don't think it's the be-all and end-all for me.
I think once the new baby's a bit older,
it'll be time for a new adventure, you know.
My auntie Eileen did it, she moved off to America. So...
That'll upset the apple-cart.
I'm the secret black sheep.
I'd like to hear more about your family sometime.
If you fancy meeting up for a drink or...whatever.
Well, yeah, I mean...
Oh, Kathleen, don't take this the wrong way but, erm...
Oh, I'm making you feel uncomfortable.
Oh, no, no, you seem really great and all but I'm not sure.
No, no, I didn't mean it to sound...
No. Of course. Look, I'm just...
I've just come to see the farm.
I'm going to go now...
-I've upset you.
-No, no, you haven't upset me.
I don't look at you like that, Andrew.
I'm...I'm just interested in... I dunno...your life here...
Here comes Wyatt Earp.
-I don't get that woman one bit.
-What did she say?
Asking about me, the farm...
Andy, do me a favour, don't encourage her.
Give those people a wide berth for now. I'm dealing with it.
Dealing with what? What have they done?
It's just a...a misunderstanding.
You don't know them. So how can you say...?
Andrew. Leave it to me.
Enbarr... Hey, beauty.
Has he tired you out?
Ah, to hell with it.
Always knows best!
Hey, Tommy. Some proper little flat rocks in here, buddy.
Look, some really good ones...
-Tom - Tommy?
Tommy, what are you doing? Right! Just stay where you are!
-Stay where you are, buddy.
I-I'm on my way up.
Don't move! Don't move!
It's all right, Tommy. Daddy's coming.
All right, almost there, buddy... OK.
There! I gotcha.
Ah. Here you are.
Good boy. OK, now.
This is what we're going to do. We're going to go down.
You don't want to go down?
No, me neither.
Right, here's the plan.
We're going to go up to the top, all right, buddy?
We're going up to the top. I'm going to help you.
Don't worry about it. I'm going to push you over the top.
-We'll be like superheroes conquering the mountain. Yeah?
We'll do that, OK? Good boy! OK, don't worry, I'm behind you.
There you go, pal. That's it.
Get your foot in there.
Grab the top, grab the top.
Just stay away from the edge!
Come on up, mate.
-No! I can't.
-Sure you can.
I'm bloody sure I can't! All right!
Alfie...listen to me. I've got this.
-I'm going to...I'm going to fall...
-No, you're not.
And I'll tell you why you're not - because I've got this.
All right? Now trust me.
Don't look down. Look at the rock.
All right? Now listen to my voice.
It's an easy climb. Come on.
-It's easy for you to say.
-Put your hand up.
Good... Don't look down.
Just look at the rock.
Just look up to me slowly.
No sudden moves. Give me your hand.
Don't let me go. Get my hand.
Yes, I've got you.
I've got you. I'm not letting you go.
You beauty! Yes, yes. Yes.
-Oh, Dermott, Dermott. I love you, man.
I love you.
I think I'm ready to become a Catholic.
Tommy, come here, bud.
Oh, good boy.
-I'm in here.
Listen! Don't be mad at me, right...
-..but I went to see him...
-There's something there, I know there is.
I wasn't just imagining it.
Tommy got into a little bit of trouble on the rocks and
thankfully Dermott was here to help.
-Is he all right?
-He's right as rain.
I was just bringing him this, er,
book on fossils and I saw them there on the cliff, so...
Anyway, I'll be getting back.
Yeah. Thanks, Dermott. I appreciate it, mate.
I can confirm you into the Catholic faith
around nine o'clock tomorrow - is that good for you?
You...you told me you wanted to become a Catholic.
Alfie, that's a solemn vow.
If you break it, you go to Hell.
I'll take a rain-check, yeah?
Ah! What are you like, eh?
Bye, Kathleen. Say goodbye to Tommy.
He's a brave little boy.
Cheers, Dermott, see you, mate.
What is wrong with you, Kat?
What the hell did you do?
I went to the farm, to see Andrew,
but don't worry, I was really careful.
This is exactly what I was afraid you were going to do.
-What must Dermott think right now? Eh?
This is my son we're talking about here.
No. This is a man that you think is your son
and that is not the same thing!
You get this wrong and we're going to get slung out
of this bloody town!
You... I want to be here, I really do, I want to be here for you.
But, Kat, please don't mess this up.
Oh, it's funny...
It's just as I pictured it.
Do you remember when I said that I was seeing him driving along
on his farm and I'd come rocking up?
Do you know why I've left it so long to come out here?
Because I'm scared.
Not scared of telling him.
I'm not scared of telling him.
I'm just scared of seeing how disappointed he'll be.
Sit down. Sit down. Come on. Come on, grab a seat.
Just talk. It's all good.
It's very difficult.
You can tell me anything, you know that!
Well, I have to do this even if she won't.
You must've noticed there's something odd about them -
I know what it is.
I know why they're here.
Where to start? Where to start?
Peter isn't your real father.
Iris wasn't your birth mother.
Kathleen Moon...she's your mother.
I know this must be impossible to get your head around.
Do you want a moment?
Your mam - I mean, Iris - was expecting.
She was expecting a baby.
But she and Peter, they weren't getting on at all.
So she... She ran off to London and she had me there.
She lost the baby in London.
But Agnes... I don't know
how she persuaded her...
Iris was scared, I guess...
Kathleen's baby was... She was only a kid when she had you.
The convent arranged it all.
So Kathleen had me,
she gave me up...
..and Iris brought me back to Redwater as her own.
And she loved you so much.
And does Dad...?
Does Peter know?
Funny old day this has turned out to be.
Now look... I could...
I could mediate between you and her if you wanted it.
For what it's worth, I always wanted you to know.
But I was outvoted by my wife.
But that's not... I'm not shirking the blame. Mea culpa.
Jesus looked upon Jerusalem and he wept.
We live in a fallen world, Lance.
This must've been so hard for you.
What do you want to do?
Whatever it is, I support you.
Just say it and I'm there all the way.
I'm just going to think and pray on it tonight.
We'll see each other again tomorrow in the morning.
I love you, boy.
So where were you all afternoon?
Lance, you'll make me too warm.
Come on, boy, let's you and I go for that ride now.
Dermott...what are you doing?
God, boy, you look shattered.
Do you want to get a coffee?
Come on...let's get out of the sea.
You seen Enbarr anywhere?
We can work this out together.
Just eat it, Lance. Eat it.
Are you all right?
What are you doing?
-Don't let go. Save me.
I offer you the Lamb of God,
who takes away the sins of the world.
May Jesus Christ protect you and lead you to eternal life.
I love you too.
And I forgive you.
# She's a rich and rare land
# Oh, she's a warm and bold land
# Oh, she's a true and old land
# This native land of mine. #
Kathleen and Alfie Moon arrive in the sleepy Irish village of Redwater on a quest to find Kathleen's long-lost son. They uncover a secret the village wished had stayed buried - the inhabitants are still recovering from a tragic boating accident that happened over 25 years ago.