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You must be missing your mum, eh?
She's been away a while, is she due back soon?
If you don't keep your nose out my family's business,
I'll make sure everyone knows how conniving you are.
-You all right?
-Yeah. Thanks, em...
What about a mini-cab firm?
-Amber Cabs could fill that gap.
I didn't mean to upset you.
Oh, so it was just an accident you phoned the police?
Look who it is. Did you enjoy your trip?
Well, welcome back.
Good to be home, eh?
Keep the change.
Does this look OK?
Aye, looks great.
If you ruin that wallpaper, you'll be paying for it to be put right.
-What d'you think?
-It's great what some folk can waste their money on,
while the rest of us are down to our last bawbee.
She's going to love it.
-It's a bit rushed.
Wish somebody cared that much about me.
has this got the jobs pages in it?
I've actually got my own welcome home planned.
I got it yesterday.
We were in such a rush before your mum went away.
I just want it to feel like a proper engagement.
So I want to do the proposal thing,
-the right way. You think she'll like it?
-She's going to love it.
-DOOR OPENS That's her.
All right, I'm coming, I'm coming.
I think I'm going to be sick.
Well, that went well(!)
(Where is she?)
-What the hell is that?
That's as far as your money will stretch.
I'm not talking about the car - the state of it!
We're supposed to be a taxi firm. You're not nipping down the shops!
I meant to give it a wee clean last night but... I didn't get the chance.
All right... I'll do it now.
All right? First day?
Ready to put the subway out of business?
Something like that.
You should get that back tyre sorted.
It's fine. It's always like that.
I hope it goes OK.
Before we get busy, I'm going to nip to the flat. Scarlett's got some mail for me.
-That's your first job. You'll find a sponge and water in the back.
We're professionals here.
Maybe I should call the doctor? She doesn't normally get sick.
Don't worry, she'll be all right.
I hope the two of you are like this when I'm not well.
I'll see you later. Cheery-bye.
Mind you, she has been out there a long time...
-Are you OK, Mum?
I must have eaten something on the plane.
Sit down, I'll make you a cup of tea.
You don't have to any bother.
So tell us all about the trip.
-How was Aunt Maria?
-The same. You know Maria.
Is she going to come over? Did she say?
We didn't really talk about it.
-What was the weather like?
-Hot enough to the beach?
-You've not got much of a tan.
What is this?
I've just got off the plane. It's like being back in Odessa. Getting the third degree.
We were just...
You know what? Forget the tea,
I'm going to get some fresh air.
Well, I'll come with you. I've got to my work anyway.
Will you just leave me?!
I'm going to get some fresh air. On my own.
She's probably just tired.
Or she's not happy to be home.
Go on, then. Why are you dragging me over here?
What is Shieldinch missing?
-You've got me.
-Somewhere to go for a bit fun.
Something to do. A bit of escapism.
An amusement arcade.
I've spoke to the people about the details for this place.
They're desperate, desperate to get somebody in.
There's companies that'll do the machines for you, know all the latest games...
-Sounds like you've got it sorted.
-Only one thing...
-I need a business partner.
-Here it comes.
Just for the initial deposits. You get most of that back after the first six months...
-once we're up and running.
HE SCOFFS 40,000? Well, good luck.
Michael...it is a sure fire thing.
Gabe. Putting food on the table, and shoes on the kids' feet are sure fire things.
Anything with YOU involved is a gamble.
Come on. It'll be brilliant... We'd be business partners.
Have you met my wife?
-We could persuade her.
You persuade Leyla to come up with 40 grand for an arcade,
and I'll come and empty your puggies.
-All done boss.
-Any sign of Diane?
Our receptionist. She should be in here helping to sort this place out.
Oh, aye, I can see what kind of look she was going for.
-What is it you call it, shabby chic?
-She didnae turn up. I've got three other drivers starting at 11:30...
-..we don't even have a pad to put a booking in. Get that.
-My hands are wringing.
Hello, Amber Cabs. Course you can. Just let me get your details.
-I heard you were opening up today.
-Just wondered if there was any work going?
-Better ask the boss.
We're very busy.
I mean anything, really.
Office work. Cleaning even. I can give you references and everything.
Yes. No, it's just a bad line. What end of the road?
From the looks of it, a wee wash and a polish wouldn't hurt.
We should be with you in 30 minutes?
-LINE GOES DEAD
-Hello? Oh, for the love of...
Go on, then... Show her where the cleaning cupboard is, why don't you?
I'm sorry I snapped at the pair of you.
Too much flying.
So was it fun? Seeing everyone again?
-Yes, it was nice.
-How was Kiev? Has it changed much?
Look, why don't we go back to the flat and we can talk there?
-I can make us some proper coffee.
Why did you say Odessa?
You said about being back in Odessa.
Did I? I don't know what I'm saying.
Told you I'm tired.
Actually, you go ahead. I'll go get something to eat with coffee.
SHE SPEAKS UKRAINIAN
What's all this? Never knew you were into your art?
Thinking of opening an arcade in the place next to the Health Centre.
An arcade? Here?
Give people somewhere different to go. A bit of fun.
Place could do with a wee shake up.
Aye. I suppose so.
Here, look at this. Gabriel's opening an arcade.
Great. Just what we need.
Like the Drop-In Centre isn't bad enough -
somewhere else for the kids to hang out and make trouble.
any chance you could babysit Romeo tonight? I said I'd have a drink with the other mums.
I would, Jo, but I'm on a full shift in here today.
Please, Mum? We've been planning it for ages.
I kept meaning to say but I forgot.
-Go on, then.
You know what it's like for us singletons.
You've got to take every chance you can get to have a bit of fun.
I'll drop him off about 6pm? He can help you with your drawing if you're still having trouble.
On that note...
..I'm off. Enjoy your night.
So, how was Marco?
How was who?
I spoke to Aunt Maria.
She said they hardly saw you.
That you spent the whole time down in Odessa.
Apparently everyone's talking about how you and your old boyfriend are back together.
Christina, you know what a gossip Maria is...
That's why you've been acting so strange -
-you've been seeing Marco?
-I wasn't seeing him.
I was down there trying speed up the divorce papers going through.
We bumped into each other...
it was nothing.
What were you thinking?
How could you do that? You knew Bob was back here waiting for you.
Christina, I would never do anything to hurt Bob.
Well, he's going to be hurt. He's going to be gutted.
You have to believe me.
It was a stupid, holiday mistake.
But there's no point ruining everything we've got here over something that meant nothing.
Cos that wouldn't help any of us. Would it?
So...we can just forget it ever happened?
Bob loves you, you know.
And I love him.
Being back with you two is all I want.
OK. Just no more secrets.
No more secrets.
You were meant to be here two hours ago.
No, it's not all right to come in now.
You're fired. Yeah, and the same to you!
Everything OK, then?
You really think it's a good time to be doing that, just now?
I beg your pardon?
-Don't suppose you've seen Amber? She said she might pop in and say hi?
-No, she's not come in, son.
We've been a bit busy.
Aye, well, it can be tougher than it looks, running a business.
If you're that concerned, you could lend a hand.
I'd love to, but you know what it's like when you've got a busy company to run. Up to my eyes in it.
Really, is that so?
Hiya. How's it all going?
-Ask your dad.
-Yeah, it's great...
-You know, first day, we're really busy and all that.
You want to get that for us, darlin'?
Good morning. Amber Cabs.
I tell you something - I don't know who's doing your toilets
-but they're in a right state.
-Pick up at 25 Carstairs Road?
OK, we'll see you then. Thank you.
There you go. All it takes is a bit of a system.
Jimmy! Pick up at 25 Carstairs Road. Jimmy!
Anybody give me a hand to change it?
-So, I spoke to Mum.
And everything's fine. The divorce went through OK.
Really? You're not joking?
Really. Everything's good.
You can do the big proposal thing now. Just like you planned.
Listen, I've been thinking about that.
-I don't know if it's such a good idea.
-Are you kidding?
-You've got to do it. You've bought the ring and everything.
-I don't know...
-Bob! Come on. It's a great idea.
-Look, I'm stuck in here all day. I can't get away to get it sorted.
Fine. Then I'll do it.
Go on, then, tell me what you need.
Michael's not back yet...
-It was actually you I wanted to speak to.
Yeah, I was talking to Michael earlier about a business idea
and he said I should run it by you.
A business idea?
What do you think?
And what am I looking at exactly?
This here is the new Shieldinch Arcade.
Genius, eh? Just cannae believe nobody's thought of it before.
And Michael's in on this?
Well, he's not seen all the plans but...
you know, we've talked it through.
-Are you both out your mind?
Why would I want an amusement arcade opening up around the corner from the house I'm bringing up my kids in?
Well, it would give them somewhere to go.
What were you thinking?!
Why would you get involved in a crazy scheme like this?
Oh, for... You've not come over here with that arcade thing?
You wouldn't be financing it all.
It would just be 40,000 to get us up and started...
£40,000?! Are you mad?
Leyla, I was trying to put him off.
I didn't think he'd be stupid enough to speak to you. Honestly, sweetheart...
Don't "sweetheart" me! Of all the people to promise money to! DOORBELL
As if I haven't got enough on my plate!
It's like looking after another couple of kids having you two!
-What did you say to her?
-Nothing. Just...we were been talking.
Next thing she goes off the deep end about the arcade...
All right, stranger!
How is my little brother?! Good to see you!
What are you doing here?
-There's a nice welcome.
-No, it's good to see you...
It's just a surprise, that's all. How...
So, how are you doing?
I'm good. Yeah, good.
I thought you weren't due to finish at the rehab centre for another month or so?
-What? You do a runner?
I just worked hard to complete all the objectives they set me,
and I was quicker than most people so...they said I was good to go.
You finished early?
That's unusual, is it not?
Was there some kind of problem?
Early release for good behaviour. I've got a place to stay tonight, but I can't get in till later.
I don't suppose I could grab a quick shower?
Of course. Here, let me get you a towel.
-What was that all about?
Leo's just back and she's firing questions at him like he's a criminal?
She's just showing an interest.
I know what the pair of you are up to.
You know, tell Leo to get me across the road if he wants a pint.
And feel free to join us...
if madam lets you out.
What does that...?
Grow up, Gabriel!
Greg, I've got a pick up at the McLintock Hotel, North Road.
-They've got someone waiting for you at reception.
-We're trying our best.
-We've just been a bit busier than we...
-About an hour?
-I'll try 45 minutes.
I just brought these over so you know where they are.
I swear to God, I'm...
Dad, I really have to get back to the shop.
Right, aye. No problem.
if you're stuck, maybe there's something I can do to help.
So I guess it's worked out all right then? You working here and that?
Aye, well, I didn't have much choice in the end, did I?
At least with Lenny running it, you don't have that hassle of admin and organising people and stuff.
Oh, aye. I mean, why would I want to run my own business
with all that hassle?
When I could be working for somebody like Lenny.
Fraser? Listen, I've had a bit of an idea.
Oh, yeah? What's that? Hopefully, it involves you, me and some of that bubble bath you...
-Lenny, I didn't...
-So, you know how you said work's been a bit quiet?
Well...it's been up and down.
Well, everything here's been a bit crazy. Dad reckons he could do with a bit of help.
Babes, it's not exactly the kind of work I'm used to.
Well, you don't mind him working for you though, would you?
Mind? I'd be delighted.
Well, there you go then.
Welcome to the firm, Fraser.
-All right, Jimmy?
No, orange juice.
I'm driving this afternoon.
Of course. How's that going?
Working for Lenny? What d'you think?
I think it doesn't really matter how many good samaritan stunts Lenny Murdoch pulls.
At the end of the day,
all he's interested in, is his wallet.
Aye, that's why he is where he is and mugs like you and me have got to work for a living.
What is it they say? Money makes money.
All I'm saying is that these rehab programmes are meant to be seen through to the end.
Which is what he's told us he's done.
What HE'S told us he's done. It's a hell of a risk.
I don't suppose you have any spare razors?
I thought I had some... The centre must have had them off me...
no sharp objects and all that.
So it was strict then...the centre?
Following the rules to the letter and all that?
Yeah, there's some under the sink in the bathroom. Help yourself.
I've got a couple of appointments,
then I'll have a proper chat with him, OK? I promise.
'Come on, Fraser.'
Lift it up a bit, otherwise I can't get underneath.
Is Lenny around?
Mr Murdoch! Hello! You've a visitor!
If you're looking for a cab, you're better talking to the new office manager.
Actually, it's business I want to talk to you about.
I'm always interested in talking about business.
Watch those phones. Make sure Mary Poppins there doesn't cause any bother.
Enlighten me, then...
What's this great opportunity?
I've an idea for the shop across the road.
There's nothing in there at the moment, and it's a big space.
-I was thinking an amusement arcade.
You know? There's nothing like that round here,
and if it was managed right... you know, properly, by me...
we could make it a real community asset.
I would do all the work myself.
I don't mind getting my hands dirty.
And then there'd be no staffing costs, cos that would just be me...
maybe a couple of part timers.
And you've come to me, why?
I just need somebody to help me with the money, just to get things up and running.
Look, there's the business plan,
that'll tell you how it would all work out.
Your investment would be for the first six months.
Then you'd get it back.
And after that...pure profit.
Let's take a walk.
So I suppose congratulations are in order.
-Are you sure?
-I'd say we can be pretty certain.
Obviously, it's not your first, but I think it's worth going through everything again.
You should take folic acid supplements for the first 12 weeks -
which I'm sure you know anyway.
These'll start you off. And try not to look so worried.
So what do you think?
I'm a grafter. You can ask anybody.
-40 grand, it says in here?
OK. You've got yourself a deal.
That's brilliant. You know, and I'll keep all the people on side, you know?
-Good community relations and all that.
-Don't you worry about that.
Yeah, we could do some good business out of this.
I've got mates in this line, owe me a couple of favours. They could kit us out nice.
In fact, I'm going up there today, I'll maybe drop in.
-D'you not think I should maybe...?
-Hey. We're partners, we're not married, eh?
-You look after your side of things, I'll look after mine.
Play this right, you're going to do very nicely out it.
I'll see you later.
Is everything all right?
Everything's fine. I just thought I'd get checked up... after this morning.
Strong Ukrainian bugs, yeah?
Er, yeah... Yeah, must be.
I'll see you soon.
I thought I'd come get you...
we could go for some lunch?
Well, come on, then. Are we going or not?
I just asked if you felt better...
-you look pale.
-Yes, and I told you.
There's nothing wrong with me.
So what's all the shopping?
It's for Bob. He's planning a big dinner for the pair of you.
-Welcome you back.
-Just what I need.
I thought said you felt better?
Didn't the doctor do anything? Cos if he's just palming you off...
Christina. He gave me something to take.
So he knows what it is?
I mean, in case it comes back.
It's a bug or a virus...
Christina, I'm fine.
By the way, the soup of the day's Stilton and broccoli,
but I'd get in there fast cos there's not much left.
You don't look fine.
I just need to...
..I'll just be a minute...
'No, look, Jimmy, I told you...'
it's Doctor Miller, 18 Hawthorne Drive.
-That's me away, Fraser.
Hello, Amber Ca... Heavenly Herbals.
All right, mate. Yeah, definitely. How much have you got?
What, and just... PHONE RINGS Molly, could you?
Good afternoon, Amber Cabs.
-How may I help?
Can't I come round tonight?
And you've left it till now to book?
You're cutting it a bit fine, are you not?
No, look, I am interested. I just need to...
Well, I'm sure we could get a car there in about 20 minutes.
OK. See you then. Bye, now.
Just hold on a second.
Molly, I don't suppose you'd be interested in filling in this afternoon? On the phones?
Well, I'm sure I could.
Answering calls and speaking to the drivers on that thing...it's not exactly brain surgery, is it?
Mind you, I'd be looking for a wee bit more than my cleaning rate though. As Lenny says,
it's a responsible job.
Sure, whatever. I'll sort you out later on, OK?
Kev, I'll be there.
All right, mate...see you soon.
I'll be back soon, OK?
Oh, and if Lenny calls, just say I'm in the back office or something.
-IN POSH ACCENT:
Amber Cabs motorcar service.
How may I help?
Christina, I'm sorry,
I don't know if I can face lunch.
I might just go for a lie down.
What? Why are you looking at me like that?
Pregnant? But how did that happen, you've been away for...?
Christina, we are not going to talk about this.
So what are you going to tell Bob?
We are not talking about this now.
You're going to have to tell Bob.
-Mum, you are going to have to tell him.
-I'm not sure.
You can't lie to him. You can't let him bring up another man's kid thinking it's his own.
Telling him will break his heart.
-Have you thought about that?
-Get rid of it then.
I am not going to do that.
Fine. You're not going to tell Bob.
And I'm not going to help you lie to him.
So we've got no choice. The pair of us will have to leave.
All right? What's going on?
-We weren't expecting you back so early.
-So have you decided to have a jumble sale?
-We were having a clear out. Taking some stuff down the charity shop.
-In a suitcase?
More environmentally friendly.
Better than plastic bin bags.
I need you out of here because I've got to get the place ready for dinner.
Why don't you go across the road for a drink and I'll get cooking.
Well, you can't do that yourself...
-Why don't I help you?
-What about your mother?
I'll be fine.
I can kill some time down at the shops.
-You sure you don't mind?
-Of course not.
I'll give you a call when we're done.
I'll see you in a bit then.
You forgot your bag.
SHE LAUGHS NERVOUSLY
All right? Sorry I'm late.
Bit of a business meeting.
A business meeting? Sounds impressive.
You know the empty unit next to the surgery?
I'm looking to turn it into an arcade.
But I'm finding it hard to raise the readies at the moment.
I think that's a great idea.
I'd be well up for it. I mean, I've still got my compensation.
-I'm looking for something to sink my teeth into. This could sort me right out.
-And the pair of us working together, it'd be a right laugh.
Lenny Murdoch's already agreed to come in on it with me.
If I'd have thought earlier...
No, who you going to ask - someone who can help you with the business side of things,
or someone like me who's never had a job outside the army?
-If I'd spoken to you earlier...
-Why would you?
Look, I'm gonnae head. I'm going to go
up to the job centre, see what they've got on offer.
-I'll see you around though, yeah?
Well, we can send one round if you like, but between you and me,
I'd just jump on the subway, you'd get there in half the time and it'll cost you next to nothing.
OK, speak later. Bye!
-Can I help?
I'm afraid Mr Murdoch is not here at the moment. May I take a message?
I take it you're the new glam-puss assistant then?
I was wanting to speak to him about the arcade. I'll catch him later.
Actually, I was just wondering if there'd be any work coming up there?
-You know, cleaning, whatever?
-I've not really thought about it.
I can give you references.
Well, maybe when we get up and running, you know.
A morning or two a week, but...
That's great. I'll tell Mr Murdoch you...
Oh, excuse me. Good afternoon, Amber Cabs.
I'm sorry, I'm afraid we've got nothing for the next hour.
To be honest, the town'll be mobbed at this time of day.
You'd be better holding off.
OK, we'll see you in an hour. Bye.
-What's going on here?
-Now, don't you go looking all worried.
Everything's under control. Fraser just had to nip out.
I've been coping. In fact, we're booked up for the next hour.
Lenny, can I have a word?
-It's about the arcade.
-The thing is, I've been speaking to my brother...
You're supposed to be manning the phones, not listening to people's conversations.
Take this outside.
So what can I do for my new business partner?
Listen, before I forget, the first load of machines'll be coming down on Friday,
so you might want to get in there early doors and meet them.
See, that's the thing.
I don't think it's going to work out.
my brother Leo's back and...
well, I should have realised that getting a chance to work on a project like this,
it's just what he needs.
I know we shook on it, and I know I'm out of order.
But he's family. Blood.
Surely you understand that?
Look, if there was anything else I could do, believe me,
I'd do it.
I don't care about looking stupid in front of people, friends,
that I've pulled favours in off of.
And all the time and effort that I've wasted. That doesn't bother me at all.
But I'm not sure if you've thought about whether you want to back out on an arrangement
that we shook on. Cos that's a big step, son.
I want you to go away and think long and hard about it.
And then you come back and talk to me.
With the jobs?
For someone with ten years in the army as experience?
-What do you think?
-It's hard for everyone right now.
If I hear of anything...
-All right? You OK?
-Yeah, fine, just a bit of a run-in with Lenny.
Fighting already? That's a good sign.
Let's put it this way, maybe we're not as suited as I first thought.
So what about the job centre? Any joy?
Security guard or frying chicken. What would you pick?
Beginning to think I should have stuck with the army.
Look, about the arcade. There might be something that we can do.
Why don't we head over there now, there's something I want to run by you.
All right, as long as Michael and Leyla aren't there ready to jump out at me with twenty questions again.
I spoke to him about that. And no matter what he says, Michael trusts you.
We'll know more once we get the results of tomorrow's tests.
I know it's tough, but try not to let it play on your mind.
Look, I'd prefer this not to get out. I don't want people talking.
Trust me. What's discussed between you and me stays in this room.
I'll remember you said that. Thanks, Doc.
KNOCK AT DOOR
-Your final appointment's here, and that's me off.
You could call them, you know.
The people at Leo's rehab centre.
Leyla, in the first place, it's unethical and in the second,
I'm not going checking up on my own brother behind his back.
Fine, then do it face to face. But I'm telling you now.
If he's spending time in our house, with our kids,
I want to make sure he's in a better place than he was when he left.
Hi, is that the Blair Rock Centre?
Hi, I'm calling from Shieldinch Medical Practice.
It's about a patient of ours. Leo Brodie.
That's the crumble ready.
Now for the chilli.
Here, we could go on Masterchef together, eh?
It's good fun, cooking, the two of us, ain't it?
-Listen, thanks for all your help, making it a night to remember, you know.
Right, where's the chillies? Not going to get very far without them.
I'm not sure.
Actually, maybe I forgot to buy any.
There was so much on the list. I must have.
Listen, why don't you run down the shop and get some? I'll keep on here.
I don't mind. On you go.
he's out the house, but we'll need to be quick.
Ah-ha! The very man. I was just coming to find you.
I thought the pair of us could take Leo for a pint.
Welcome him back and get a proper catch up.
Oh, really? So you're talking to me now?
-Michael, will you give it a rest?
-We're going to have a wee chat,
about how you did a bunk without finishing your treatment.
-You had no right.
-I had every right. We were there for you.
We gave you everything. And this is how you repay us?
Michael, will you just give it a break?
-So he can chuck it back in my face again?
-It wasn't like that.
The clinic was a help.
But I got tired of talking about how I feel to people.
I need to get out and live real life.
Yeah? Well, good luck finding somebody to take you on. Cos I won't recommend you.
Actually, he doesn't need to find someone.
You said you wanted in on the arcade? I've been thinking about it.
And I think it's a great idea.
-Do I sound like I'm joking?
-You're going to take advantage of him?
-What are you talking about?
-So this is all just nice timing?
-It's not like that, Michael.
-He needed an investor, I needed some proper work, to get back on my own two feet.
-Taking advantage of no-one.
-Really? Cos that's what it looks to me.
You need cash, so you jump on the first easy touch that comes along.
Would you mind not talking about me like I'm a kid?
The reason I'm talking like that is that's exactly what you are!
You know what? I think I might leave that drink.
I didn't expect to be welcomed back here with open arms by everybody.
But I thought I could count on my brother.
-Just these, please.
Something like that, aye.
I hear Tattie's back.
News travels fast.
Look, seriously, I'm sorry.
About what I did.
You know, the police, and her and her daughter.
Well, it's like I said.
-Sometimes sorry isn't enough.
-I know that.
I just hope we can go back to being friends.
You know, the way things used to be.
Iona, I'm happy now.
And d'you know why?
Because I've met somebody that I can rely on. Not like...
I need to go.
Well, that's 86, please.
And watch them. They burn.
Will you listen to me? It wasn't about his money.
-I'd already found somebody to come in with me.
You're not still on about that arcade, are you?
And where's the other one?
So, the pair of you get to the bottom of why he's back early?
-Leyla, will you just drop it?
-No, I won't just drop it.
We're the ones whose lives were turned upside down last time.
And we're the ones who'll pick up the pieces if things go wrong again.
We've a right to know.
We spoke to him.
The pair of us.
-We had a long chat with him.
He's been through his treatment and he's fine.
The doctors just want him to get back into normal life now.
Then I guess we know where we stand.
Yeah. I guess we do.
-We need to be quick.
He's at the shop, so he won't be long, so we've got to be fast.
I'm just about done packing.
I've got a friend from school. Her mum and dad's away for a few days.
-She says we can stay there.
-Mum, we don't have time to hang around.
I can't do this.
The pair of us being all over the place again.
We've got no choice.
I'll tell him.
-But you said...
-I know what I've said.
But I've thought about it.
Bob is a good man.
Maybe if I explain to him...
-I don't know.
-Are you sure?
Molly's eating at the pub tonight?
Why don't you keep her out of the flat?
I'm sure if I can speak to Bob, just the two of us,
I can make him understand.
Same again when you get the chance, please.
Coming right up.
No, no, it's fine, don't worry about me. OK, bye.
Good news, then?
Something like that.
Look, I wanted to apologise...
for the way I was before I left.
I was sick. But I'm better now.
And I can say sorry.
If you'll let me.
Go on, then.
Dry white wine.
I could only get red ones.
I hope they're not too...
What you doing here? Where's Christina?
She went to meet a friend.
Oh. You're not meant to see any of this. It's meant to be a surprise.
I know, Bob, but I've been wanting to talk to you all day.
And I didn't want to put it off any more.
-The thing is...
I worked so hard out there to sort out my divorce.
But they make it so difficult for you.
Especially if you're a woman.
-And I was on my own...
-I think I know what you're trying to say.
You don't spend seven weeks apart without doing some thinking.
-Just... let me talk, or I'll never get through this.
I never expected much out of life.
You know? I'm Big Bob, good for a laugh.
And then I met you.
And you seemed too good to be true.
You didn't treat me like that.
I know there's other reasons for what we're doing, but I'd also like to do them for the real reason.
I want to do it properly.
Tattie... will you make me the happiest man on Earth?
Will you marry me?
Now, to be honest, if it was me, I'd go the Byres Road way.
You've got far more choice.
OK, we'll be with you in about 15 minutes. Bye now.
I think you can go now, dear. Don't want to keep you.
-I don't mind staying.
-No, it's all right.
The night cover'll be here soon.
Oh, right. So, eh...
what about tomorrow then?
-I think we'll be OK.
-Cos I brought in the work.
I've been on that phone all day. And Fraser's not exactly got what you'd call a telephone presence.
-Tell you what. I'll think about it. And if I change my mind...
Well, have a nice night.
Molly, sorry. I've been stuck in traffic. I didn't mean to leave you here this long.
I wouldn't worry about it, son.
Lenny and me coped just fine without you.
I'll be off then.
-Lenny, I'm sorry, I...
-Certainly busy in here.
Mind you, like I said to Molly,
I knew the night cover wouldn't be long. There you go.
Don't stay too late.
Two o'clock should do.
I mean, Fraser's a lovely boy and that, but he's not got a good phone manner.
Have you heard anything I've said?
I don't know why you bothered coming here just to sit looking glaikit all night.
-I'm not looking like anything, I'm thinking.
-Oh, help my boab! I don't know what's worse.
All right? You two here on your own?
I've just been flung out my flat, dear, so the two of them could have a meal together.
That's young love, eh? How are you, Christina?
You'll be glad your ma's home, eh?
Get things back a bit more normal.
-All right, ladies?
So is it all lying on couches, talking about your childhood?
Therapy, I've always wondered.
Not really. It's just a lot of talking.
Teaching you how to deal with things.
-Didn't help me with my brother, though.
-Yeah, well, family's always tough.
So how come you're not on some big date tonight?
Nursery mums' night out. We were supposed to be letting our hair down but the chicken pox got to them.
-Yeah, what can you do?
Fancy a game of pool?
Yeah, why not?
Oh, here come the love birds! What are youse having?
I've got something I need to tell you first, Scarlett.
Well? Did you talk to him?
-Christina, I tried.
-Excuse me, everybody.
I'm not much of a big speaker.
But there's something important that I want to tell all of you.
A lot of you know what me and Tattie have been planning,
but tonight, I decided that I want to do things properly...
Aye, that makes a change!
So, I've asked this amazing lady to be my wife,
and she said aye.
And officially, we're going to be married!
Did you know, Christina?
You must be that pleased. I've never seen Bob so happy.
And you've got to hold onto that, believe me.
We need to talk. Now.
-Christina. Please, listen...
-What are you thinking?
-You were supposed to tell him you were pregnant, not agree to marry him.
Oh, so he knows now, does he?
He only suffers if I tell him.
And what good does that do?
It was a stupid, stupid mistake.
And wrecking everything won't make it better.
We could still be happy.
We are walking out this pub, we're getting our stuff and we're leaving.
On the house, big man.
Cheers. Hey, where've you two been? Come on, get a drink.
Mum's not feeling great. We're going across the road.
-Wait, I'll come with you then.
You stay and enjoy yourself.
I just need a bit of peace and quiet.
Well, you'll stay, won't you?
-No, I should...
-Come on. I'll buy you an orange juice.
-You can celebrate getting yourself a new step-dad.
-No! I'm sorry.
I'm going across the road. I don't want to stay here.
-Bob, she's fine. Don't worry, I'll speak to her.
I'll see you later.
Right, Bob. Talk us through the proposal one more time.
There was one bloke in there... I swear he must have pretended he had something wrong with him
just to spend some time away from his missus.
-Aye, well, you never met his missus.
Oh, great, just who I wanted to see tonight(!)
You mind if we don't ask him over? I've had my brothers up to here today.
Believe me, I'm in no hurry to spend any time with Gabriel.
There's no way we'll get everything into these cases.
Then what we can't fit in, we'll leave.
What are you going to do about that?
-I'm sorry, Mum. But it's the best thing.
It's just tough,
knowing we're not going to see him again,
and all this.
You get used to it, don't you?
All right, mate? Waiting for me?
Cos I'm imagining that you're here to tell me you've had a think and that the arcade's going ahead
-with me and you as partners, just like we shook on.
-Look, I'm sorry, Lenny. I really am.
I shouldn't have messed you about. But it's family. I've no choice.
I'm going into business with my brother.
Ah, well. Guess all I can do is wish you luck, then.
It's a tough game, the arcades.
Always somebody trying to do you over.
You two boys watch your back now, all right?
Thanks. We will.
-So, have you set a date or what?
-Give us a break, we've only just got engaged!
Evening, Mr Murdoch.
Molly. I see congratulations are in order.
Aye, well, we'll see.
It's not exactly what a mother dreams of for her son,
some woman with a wean that needs a visa.
Anyway, I was just wondering if you'd had a chance to think about the job?
I don't know where it comes from, I really don't, but being on those phones just comes natural to me.
Even a few afternoons a week would do.
In fact, that would fit in fine if I was doing the arcade in the mornings.
-Aye. Gabriel seemed right keen when we talked about it.
-So you're working with Gabriel?
It's just cleaning at the moment, but you know what it's like with new businesses,
you can get involved in all kind of things.
I'm sure you can.
You know, you going to them in the mornings, then coming over to me,
I think that would work out just fine.
For both of us.
It's easiest to get the subway, then the house isn't far from the station at the other end.
Mum, come on. We have to go.
You know we'll have to go back to Ukraine now that...
I don't have it.
What do you mean you don't have it? We took everything.
I left it out, this morning, when I got in. I meant to... I can go back and get it.
No, you take these down the station. I'll run back and get it.
You don't have to walk me home, you know. I can manage on my own.
I thought that's what gentlemen did?
You really could do with teaching your brother a thing or two.
Here's fine, I said I'd get some biscuits for my mum.
Non-stop excitement, eh?
Well, anyway, I had a fun night.
I'll see you around, then.
-Where's your mum?
-She's just gone out for a walk,
-to get some fresh air. I'm just going to go get her.
-You want me to come with you?
-No! I can go on my own.
Christina, that crack about being your stepfather - sometimes I open my mouth without thinking.
Afterwards, I realised that all day, I've been worrying about my own feelings and not thinking about you.
I never even asked you how you feel about the marriage.
-I don't really...
-It's not about the pair of us getting hitched. It's about all of us being together.
As a family. The three of us. I don't know what kind of a dad I'm gonnae make.
But I promise you, I'll try my hardest.
You and your mum are the most important thing that's ever happened to me. Both of you.
Did you get it? Christina?
We're not going. It's not fair.
Christina, if there was any way I could make things better for us...
This isn't about us. It's not fair on Bob. He loves you.
And I love him!
-You'd better mean that.
-Really, I do.
-Promise me. Promise there's nothing going on with Marco.
There's nothing. It was a mistake.
A stupid mistake. That was all.
-I don't care what it was. Just swear it'll never happen again.
I swear on my life.
Bob's a good man. He doesn't deserve this.
Christina, I promise, from now on, there's going to be no more lies.
No more cheating.
I'm not going to ruin this for us.
So this is where you're hiding. What you up to?
Eh? It's not going to go anywhere, you know.
It'll still be there in the morning. Come on, I'll take you for that pint.
Tell you what, though...
-I reckon that place is going to be the best thing that ever happened to you and me.
-Yeah. Me too.
I'm looking for happy, smiley faces, and I'm not really seeing any.
-I really wanted us both to get away.
-Away from prying eyes.
I done my back in a few weeks ago, a guy punched us.
What am I thinking? You know the story.
-Meet Zinnie, our new barmaid.
You think I'm that desperate that I throw myself at random men?
-I made a mistake, forget it.
-I know this place means a lot to you, and you mean a lot to me.
-You're going on holiday?
-And it's all thanks to you.
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