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'I want to speak to my mum, Agnes.'
It's Vivien McCabe. Are you spying on me?
Not deliberately, but you do tend to stand out in the crowd.
-You don't want to go cozying up to Lenny Murdoch.
-Come on, Adeeb,
they're nearly here. Stay with me!
'Thanks. For Adeeb.'
-If you hadn't got there so quickly...
-Thanks for coming around.
-Just don't screw this up for me, OK?
See something interesting?
Funny the people you run into when you don't expect it.
I was just getting a coffee.
I came down to see my friend Lenny Murdoch
and here's Vivian McCabe in town, two minutes away from his work.
And with a score to settle over her brother.
But then it turns out she's just here for a coffee.
-All right, Frances.
Do you have a problem?
I hope not.
Enjoy your coffee.
Robbie's sick. Hayley's wondering if you wouldn't mind helping us out by covering?
Look, actually, I'm meeting someone.
-Can you tell her I'll be 15 minutes?
I'll see you later. Nice to meet you.
Remember there's a lot riding on that.
Old dogs, new tricks, eh?
What was it? Dodgy perfume? Chinese Cigarettes?
-Or you still playing with the really bad boys?
-Can I help you?
Doing OK for yourself here, aren't you?
Nice touch, you know, naming it after your girl.
It must be tough, Amber's name hanging up there all day.
She's inside, you're...out here.
All right, Lenny?
Aye. Our pal here's getting all excited about the amount of parking tickets he's handing out.
Here, put these inside, will you?
-I'm due a coffee.
-Aye, no worries.
You need to calm down, Lenny. I'm just doing my job.
See, I don't think so.
I think this is just you.
Out your self. So listen, Taggart, your hard man act doesn't work on me,
so go try with somebody that gives a toss, eh?
It all catches up with us eventually, Lenny.
And I can wait.
Sooner or later, you're going to push it too far.
And this time, I'll make sure it's you that takes the hit.
-Oh! You want to watch where you're going!
-No, I think YOU want to watch where you're going.
Have you any idea how much these things cost?
Look, it's ruined!
-Typical guy. Coming round the corner like there's nobody in the place but him.
-OK, let me give you a hand.
-Just leave it. I'll do it myself.
-Just let me...
-It's fine. Thank you. You've done enough.
If you've got Robbie and her, surely there's no problem with giving me some time off to visit Jonathan?
Give us a break, Jack, I said I'd think about it.
-You all right?
-That guy Murdoch just ran into me and broke my compact.
-God help him, coming between a woman and her make-up.
-It's my own fault.
Jack said you needed help and I was rushing to get over here.
You wouldn't have that problem if you lived up the road in the flat with me.
I know, and I'm thinking out it. Just give me five minutes and I'll sort myself out.
What's all this flat business?
My spare room. There's no point in her living over on the Southside and working here.
And besides, a bit of help paying the bills wouldn't hurt.
But you hardly know her. She's not been here long.
I know her better than somebody I'd find putting an ad in the paper.
We get on. I know she'll pay the rent.
And it's not like she'll be partying all night. As far as I'm concerned, she's perfect.
This is the worst...
-Don't let me touch red wine again.
-We're all out of everything.
-There's a surprise(!)
-Bob's not been about. And it's not like you've done any shopping.
Oh, I'm sorry. I forgot that while I was out working, you were here stuck to the couch.
Don't have a go at me just cos you're hangover!
I didn't decide to open that last bottle.
OK, I'll go and get something to eat.
Have you got any money?
My wallet is in my trousers, there's a fiver. Hey!
Get stuff that we can all eat -
bread, milk, eggs, maybe a paper. None of your weird chocolate.
-And next time, YOU pay.
I'm not your dad.
Believe me, if you were my dad, you wouldn't be paying for anything.
If I was you, I'd start looking for a sugar daddy elsewhere,
cos, sweetheart, you're just not my type.
What are you doing with those out?
Just bringing this down to give it a wee shine.
It's kinda like forgotten up there.
You're going to do yourself an injury, playing about on ladders.
Stop fussing, Liz. Hey, what have you got there?
I'm trying to get us some space in the cupboards.
Honest to goodness, the amount of junk you've got stashed away.
It's not junk! I told you I'll sort it all out when I've got time.
Look at this.
-You've got a fortune in there.
-Give it here.
Just leave it, Malcolm, you'll give yourself a hernia.
We can get Gabriel or Dan to open it later.
I don't know what makes you think I'm so useless.
What on earth are these?
Would you look at...! Those are from my army days.
With half-naked women on them?
I'd forgotten about the nights me and the boys spent playing poker
with just these young ladies for company.
No wonder we lost the empire!
Oh, in the name!
Would you look at these?
I can just imagine your Eileen in them!
-Not just Eileen, I taught both my girls to skate with these.
I'm afraid those days are over.
You can't throw them out!
But if I catch you whizzing along Montego Street on your wheels, there'll be trouble.
It's your hair. Wear it how you like.
Someone here to see you.
-You all right?
-Well, you don't need a haircut so I'm assuming you're here with an apology.
Or to make sure you've calmed down. And your customers aren't getting the same hairdryer treatment
-I got this morning.
I felt bad about your...thingy.
Molly tells me they cost an arm and a leg so I thought I'd get you a new one.
-Someone's done their homework. You're offering to buy me make-up?
-I don't want to see you out of pocket.
I know you girls and your make-up.
I didn't realise you were such an expert.
-Well, you know, women. Always worry about what they look like.
-No wonder you're single coming out with that.
Yeah, well...it's obvious you've done your homework as well.
-No, I didn't mean...
-There. That should cover it.
-No, honestly, please wait...
-See you later.
Is that everything?
-Morning. We all well?
-Oh, very well, thanks.
See these mad types with their morning exercise, eh?
That's £7 exactly, please.
Oh. Look, I've just picked up a fiver instead of a tenner.
-Is that right?
-Maybe I could just bring the rest in later?
Or maybe you could just put something back?
It's easy to do, isn't it?
-Yeah. I just...
-Here, take it off that
But she was trying to...
Oh, and a fresh orange. Us "mad types" need to keep our energy up.
Anyway, I'm running late, got to get on.
I can't have you paying for all my shopping.
-I wouldn't worry about it.
-I didn't get a chance to say thanks.
-I... I really appreciate it.
I'm sure you'd have done the same for me. I better be heading off. I'll see you around.
-No Liz today?
-No, no, no, she's out collecting for the Christmas Club.
It's like a proper job the amount of time she spends doing it.
-So you're escaping over here?
Here, I wondered if you fancied me taking wee Stuart out for a bit?
Oh, Malcolm that would be magic.
Three hours' sleep I had last night with him teething.
Well, see, I don't get to see him much on my own, the way Liz fusses.
It'll give you and Eileen a break.
-Just you on your own?
-As I said, Liz's out doing her Christmas Club.
Malcolm's just offering to take wee Stuart out.
Oh, right. Is Liz not taking him out this afternoon?
Yes, she is, but I thought maybe the two of us could go out for a wee walk first.
On your own?
Aye on my own, Eileen! I brought you two girls up.
-That wasn't exactly a walk in the park.
-No, it's just that...
he's a bit of a handful these days, especially when he's playing up!
Actually, we've arranged to go and visit one of the other mums this morning.
Oh, I see.
But, Malcolm, you'll see him this afternoon. The pair of you together.
Aye. We don't want him getting tired of my face.
I'm sure I'll think of something else to keep busy.
I'll not keep you.
Robbie, are you having a laugh? I don't care!
-Frances, you want one? You haven't stopped all morning.
So have you recovered?
-From your make-up trauma?
-Who were meeting this morning? I didn't think you knew anybody around here?
-Just a friend.
-A man friend?
-Come on, Jack. Even you can do better than that.
It was a friend of my ex-husband's. I hadn't seen him since Mum...
and, well, I just wanted to say thanks for helping me sort things out afterwards.
Listen, I was up early this morning and I'm starved.
-I think I'll take an early lunch.
-Now? It's not even 12!
-You'll be fine sorting her out, won't you?
-Yeah, I suppose.
Fine. I'll see you in a bit.
I'll maybe come in later,
but I don't want to run the risk giving you all whatever this is.
Hayley, I'm going to need to go. I'll maybe see you in a bit.
-Did I miss the invite?
-What you talking about?
-To the party you're dolled up for?
-If you must know, I'm seeing the doctor about my neck.
It's been hurting.
-And that's nothing to do with the fact you've been sleeping on our couch?
But it's worth getting checked out.
Why are you all dolled up to go to the doctors?
-You're up to something.
-And you're too suspicious.
Oh, no. It's not to do with that new doctor, is it?
-Shut up, Robbie!
-Well, whatever it is you're doing, do it quickly.
-Feels like I've got a bus driving through my head.
-Will do. Wish me luck!
Don't bang the... DOOR SLAMS
There you go. Job done.
What on earth...?!
-What are you doing down there?!
-What do you think I'm doing?
I slipped on that...skate.
-I told you!
Roller skating at your age!
I wasn't skating!
I didn't see it on the floor.
Oh, look at you! We'll need to get you over to the surgery, get that looked at.
WE'RE not doing anything. I'LL go and have it looked at.
-I don't need you holding my hand.
You go over there then and tell them how an old fool like you's hurt himself falling off a roller skate.
-If you're here to tear another strip off me, you're going to have to wait - I'm on my break.
Actually, I wanted to say sorry.
I shouldn't have said what I did.
If I've learnt anything through the salons,
it's not to listen to gossip about others.
I'm not exactly a fan of gossip.
Good. Then let's hope no-one reads anything into you offering to buy me a drink.
You think somebody could have a look at my wrist?
I'll try to, but we're backed up registering people with the new doctor.
-We've an hour's wait.
I could try to get you in to...
Tatiana, do you have time to take a look at Mr Hamilton's arm?
Not at the moment.
And for someone like him, we'd send for an X-ray anyway.
What's this "someone like him"?
Just a precaution. Older patients tend to be more prone to fractures.
-I could order a mobility bus if you've trouble...
-Indeed you will not!
-I'll make my own way up there.
-I didn't mean...!
-It's perfectly OK.
Just you get back to your patients here.
-Yeah, I'm really busy, Zinnie.
I was just wondering if Dr Hunter was around?
Just medical things.
-I don't have time to mess around.
-I'm not! This is really serious.
I've got see a doctor.
-I can maybe squeeze you in this afternoon.
Dr Hunter's on house calls this morning. He's back in tomorrow morning.
-House calls? Where?
-I don't know. Round the corner at...
I don't have time for this. Do you need an appointment or not?
Actually, yes. But it's not for me.
So go on then, what's your story?
I thought you'd done all your checking up on what my story was?
I forgot. You're Mr Murdoch that runs a wee taxi business
-and keeps himself to himself.
-Something like that.
-And what about you?
I'm stuck here cos this is where I make my money.
But you, well, you had a choice.
-I don't know what you mean.
-A woman like you doesn't turn up in a place like this for no reason.
What do you mean "a woman like me"?
You know what you want and you're not shy about coming forward for it.
So why would you end up working in the back of beyond for some...
-spoilt daddy's girl?
-Oh, Hayley's all right.
Yeah? What about her camp poodle or that over-the-hill barber?
-Robbie and Jack are OK, I've worked with worse.
In London, on the fashion shows. All of that backstage drama.
I jacked it in and headed back here for a change of pace.
With all the old dears they get in over there?
-That's not a change of pace, that's coming to a grinding halt!
-This coming from a man
who sits on his backside all day a dingy office -
-not exactly living the high life yourself, are you?
-I do all right.
A lager, please.
Listen, excuse me a wee minute. Need to go and speak to somebody.
-Not here, eh?
-Sorry, did I miss something?
I don't need you breathing down my neck in my local.
Don't know what you're talking about. Just came in for a quiet pint on my day off.
-You want another drink?
-You're a bad influence.
-You're not complaining!
Here, use this, I need to go to the wee boys' room.
Don't tell me -
you finished your coffee and fancied something a bit stronger and, oh, you bump into Lenny Murdoch.
-We were just talking.
-Is that so, "Frances"?
That's what we're calling you these days?
-If you'd a family like mine, d'you think you'd be shouting about it?
-I wasn't born yesterday.
I'm in here. Having a drink. With a friend.
That right? I'm sure McCabe'd be thrilled
at who his wee sister's calling a friend these days.
You leave Tommy out of this.
Funny world. He's in his grave, and you're here batting your eyelashes at the man who put him there.
Since when did you care about Tommy?
It was you lot screwing up that let Murdoch off scot free.
Did you think the family would lie down and take that?
I didn't think they'd be stupid enough to send you.
Come on, Frances, you've got the looks and the attitude,
-but when it comes to dealing with the likes of Murdoch you're in way over your head.
Don't worry about it. I've had enough.
Something I said?
You want to watch that knocked-off aftershave, Lenny.
Scaring away the ladies.
HE GROANS DRAMATICALLY
I swear I'm actually getting worse!
Oh? Look, Robbie...
-don't be mad.
-I feel like I'm going to die!
So not feeling too good, then?
-Well, actually it's just more of a...
-He's got a really bad headache.
He's been sick. I've heard there's a flu going round.
Have you eaten anything that could've upset your system?
-I don't think it's anything like that.
-Food poisoning - you had that burger?
-No, I don't think it was that.
-Or a bug.
Because he works in the salon,
-there's a lot of people going in and out all day.
-I really don't think it was that either!
I'll leave you two to get on with. Let me get you a cup of tea.
You must be thirsty after your bike ride.
Let's just have a...look.
I wasn't expecting any company.
So? How did you get on?
Well, maybe that'll teach you.
Roller skating at your age!
Liz, for the last time...!
Come on, let's get your jacket off.
You can have a wee rest.
And have you eaten?
You'll need something that'll go easy on your stomach. There's still some of my soup.
Liz, will you stop making a fuss?
I've hurt my wrist, I haven't got malaria!
Oh, here, what about going to the...
Are you going to be able to manage OK?
Are you having a laugh?! I'm not an invalid!
Stop the fuss!
Only me! I got here as soon as I could.
What's happened? Are you OK?
Oh, yes. Yes.
Oh! Well, how is he? Is he going to be OK?
Oh, he's fine. Plenty of water, lots of fruit.
Sticking clear of Rioja wouldn't hurt either.
Thank you so much! It's just great having a doctor that we can turn to.
-It's not a problem.
If you're not rushing off, I'm cooking some lunch...
-You're doing what?!
-I'm cooking some lunch.
Bob had some stuff in his cupboard.
You're more than welcome. It must be difficult cooking for yourself
when you're out working all the time.
That's very kind of you, but I've to get off.
I'm a bit behind now anyway.
Well, can I show you downstairs?
-The close door's a bit sticky, there's like a knack to it.
-I think I can manage.
-Well, I'll just get you to the door.
-Are you out your tiny wee mind?!
-I didn't know what else to do!
Start by not making me look like an idiot!
-I didn't mean to make you look like anything.
So, I'm in there breathing red wine fumes over him, I'm surprised he never left here drunk!
And you're giving it the old "could be the flu" chat. He must think I'm insane!
OK, I know, I'm sorry!
I just... I really want to make him notice me.
Just leave me out of it, OK?
If you want to sweep him off his feet, throw yourself under his bike!
Yeah, maybe I will.
-Good timing. Somebody here to see you.
-To see me?
Hello again, Frances.
I'm looking for an appointment with my favourite hairdresser.
So, something for a couple of weeks' time maybe?
I'm going away.
It's amazing how you've settled in here, Frances.
Like you've been here for years.
Lucky to find her.
-Tell me about it.
You know, you working away over here. And you living where you do.
All that travelling, must be a nightmare with the traffic.
That's what I keep saying. I've offered her a room at my place but she's thinking about it.
-Is that right?
-Why don't you go and get some lunch.
-We'll be fine till Jack gets back.
-Of course. On you go.
-This is not on.
-And this is none of your business.
Unless you want Murdoch to find out who you really are.
Are you threatening me?
I'm telling you how it is.
When he finds out what you're up to, and, believe me, he will,
you're going to find yourself in a very bad place.
The doctor wanted me to take the day off, but I said no...
Freezing out there.
Popular woman. Not easy getting in for an appointment.
You two known each other well then? Only I saw you earlier...
Oh, we go way back. Don't we, Frances?
Anyway. I think we're sorted now.
I'll be seeing you.
Wee Ruthie Hawthorne from round the corner,
she broke her hip just getting out of bed.
She's 97 years old.
Is it OK?
-Just not hungry?
Do you want me to spread the jam on for you?
No, I do not.
I can cope fine on my own.
Dad, you've had a shock to your system.
-Will you listen to yourselves? I'm not an invalid.
Not another one.
What's going on? Why on earth were you playing around on roller skates?
I wasn't... It's nothing.
It's not nothing. Look, you're all plastered up.
-It could happen to anybody.
I got you these.
What are these?
Calcium. For your bones.
We can't have you breaking anything else, can we? Where's your mobile?
What's that got to do with anything?
Because if anything happens again, you can call one of us.
Look, Eileen is just concerned about you.
Would you like a cuppa?
-I'll get it, Dad.
-I'll get it.
He's going to have to slow down a bit.
Like this afternoon.
When you were out and he wanted to take Stuart out on his own,
but I mean we'd just have been worrying the whole time.
He's just got to realise, he can't be as much these days.
-Are you all right, Dad?
Where are you going?
I'm going for a walk.
Something you'll be pleased to hear I'm able to do on my own.
He reckons he can pick up some later in the week.
I'll get back to you later.
-Jimmy's at lunch.
-I saw him leave.
-Checking up on me now, are you?
I just wanted to say sorry for running out before.
Hayley called me back to help her out.
-Getting good at saying sorry.
-Better than you are.
It's easy to say.
I mean it. I really am sorry.
I hope I didn't leave you stranded in there on your own.
Believe me, I'm a big boy. I can look after myself.
Look, I came over here to see you.
Are you going to speak to me or what?
I don't know if I've time to stand talking 'bout nothing.
So that's what the pair of us have been doing all day?
You really are the hard man.
All right! Only me!
Forgot my wallet.
The years I've been going in there,
I still can't get my lunch on tick.
I was just about to ask Lenny here for a discount.
The amount of cabs we call for customers,
you know, to take them home.
Well, I'm sure he'll try and help you out.
I'm sure he will.
Right, well, I'll see you later.
So about these discounts.
What are you after?
I didn't come here to talk about taxis.
Then maybe you should go.
-I don't have time to play games.
-Neither do I.
You OK there?
Yeah. Just something's wrong with my tyre.
Didn't realise you were a cyclist.
Yeah, I love it.
It's just such an amazing thing to do, you know.
Just so... fast.
You'll not go very fast on that.
-Looks like someone let your tyre down.
Probably. You got a pump?
D'you know, I am just hopeless with these things.
I don't suppose that maybe, you could...
Yeah. I've got one in the house.
Really? That would be so great. If you don't mind, I mean.
Course not. I'll just be a minute.
I've got a job to do.
They'll not miss you for ten minutes.
And have one of your cabbies catch me and you in the back of the office?
-I'm classier than that.
-They're on a job.
Jimmy'll not be back for half an hour.
You've got it all worked out. Your wee seduction routine.
Wait a minute. You're the one that came looking for me.
And I found you. And now I'm going again. Keep up.
You've got some nerve.
You've got a reputation, Murdoch.
Maybe I don't want to be seen with the likes of you.
What happened to not listening to any gossip then?
I don't listen to it.
But maybe I don't want to put myself out there and start tongues wagging.
See, I know exactly what you're after.
You want money spent on a good time
and then you'll decide whether I'm worth it, eh?
Yeah, you've got me in one.
When was the last time you took a woman out, Murdoch, the '80s?
-Am I right?
-Have it you way.
Dinner. Tomorrow night. Somewhere expensive.
I'll be ready at seven.
..I don't like to be kept waiting.
What'll it take to get through to you?
-What are you doing?
-You'll come with me and you'll listen.
No, it's weird. There doesn't seem to be a puncture.
It'll do you for now. Just keep checking it.
Thank you so much. You've been amazing.
Well, not quite.
No seriously, you've saved my life. Again.
You'll have to let me buy you a drink.
I mean, like an orange juice or something. Nothing alcoholic.
-No really, it's fine.
-Or a coffee or something.
Zinnie, I don't think you realise how...
What do you think you're doing with that?
-Is there a problem?
-Aye, just a bit. That's my bike.
He must be mixed up.
-Should you not be doing homework?
-Shut your face!
-Who said you could use it?
Maybe it's best if I let you sort this out yourselves.
I'll see you around.
Why are you dressed like that?
Shut up, Conor.
-I'll do you for harassment.
My colleagues are very thorough.
The first thing they'll ask is your real name.
Then they'll want to talk to Murdoch, to get the full picture.
Let's hope they don't let anything slip about you.
I've been thinking, I reckon you're right.
A bottom feeder like Murdoch'll only ever talk to his own sort.
We're going to work together, Vivien.
You'll get everything you can from Lenny.
Who he's working with. You'll get the lot.
And then you'll give it to me.
You're off your head. What do you think Murdoch's going to tell me?
It's a straight choice.
Either we do things my way,
or Murdoch finds out exactly what you are.
And one way or another, that's you finished.
-But understand, not a word of this gets out.
This is between the two of us. No-one else gets involved.
Including that bloke you work with. The one sticking his nose in.
-Whatever. He starts asking questions, I want to know.
Of course. You're the boss.
Earlier on, it was like she never even recognised her own name.
-There's something funny with her and that policeman. You know what I reckon?
No, Jack. But I'm sure you're going to tell me.
I reckon she's changed her name.
So? There's plenty of places up town that I'd need to use a different name.
I'm serious. I think she's one of those protected women.
Done a runner and some bloke's after her.
Jack, listen. I might not know a lot about women,
but I can tell when a lassie's tied up with a guy or not. She's a free agent.
She's not acted like a free agent with me.
I'm guessing that says a lot more about you than her.
Sorry, I lost track of time.
-My next appointment here?
-She's just had her hair washed.
Late again? Never know where you are.
We're gonnae have to keep an eye on you.
Listen, it's not a problem, I was passing anyway.
Just take it easy, no arm wrestling all right?
One wee sore wrist and suddenly I'm a lost cause.
I've got an arcade with six machines on the blink
and no engineer till tomorrow. That is a lost cause.
You're at a loose end then?
Liz is out the house all afternoon.
How about we get a wee game of cards going?
Well, I'm meant to be at a meeting later,
but I might be able to move it. Let me just check.
Are you sure Liz'll be all right about us playing cards?
No. But she's out with wee Stuart this afternoon
and what she doesn't know, won't do her any harm. Oh.
What were you doing running off like that?
And you're meant to be resting, not in here drinking.
I thought you were out with Stuart this afternoon?
How can I with you that state?
Come on, let's just get you home.
I'll just nip to the loo first and then we can head home.
And what are you like,
encouraging him drinking? Did you not see he was injured?
-I thought he was just...
-I can go later. It's all sorted.
-Sorted, for what?
-For Malcolm's card game.
Malcolm's card game?
In our house? I don't think so.
Maybe it'll cheer him up?
He doesn't need cheering up. He needs lying down.
He's nearly 80 and he's broken his wrist.
Maybe he doesn't need reminding how old he is.
He's been in here miserable.
Liz, we can call it off. It's not a problem.
An hour. Now no more.
And none of 'yon playing for money.
I don't want my house turned into a gambling den.
Maybe he does need something to take his mind off it.
Right, then we better go.
Actually, it seems I will have to help with Stuart this afternoon.
Eileen and Raymond are really stuck.
Oh, I see?
Maybe you boys could stay with Malcolm just make sure he's all right?
That's that sorted then.
And don't you worry, darling.
I'm sure the lads'll keep an eye on me.
Hope you like it, I used one of my hairdressing secrets.
Full of our little secrets aren't we, Frances?
Frances, what I was saying earlier about the flat.
Maybe you could come and take another look?
You know, maybe get a feel for what it might be like to live there?
-You know what? Yeah. Why don't we?
Right, let me get sorted here and then I'll take you up.
How's that for you?
So, you off to Portugal, then?
That's 25, then, please.
I'll see you in four weeks.
If we catch you in the pub before then, mine's a pint.
-She knows I'm kidding.
-See you later. Have a good time. OK. Bye.
Moving house. Moving jobs.
You've got a lot going on.
-Someone trying to get a hold of you?
You're a popular girl.
Here we go. Us lads together, eh? This is more like it.
-What are these?
-Cards, what do you think?
When did you last play? Suez?
Eh...these cards did me proud.
-I marched right down through Malaya with them.
-I'm not surprised.
The girls on these cards would get any guy marching.
I tell you what. It fair takes me back.
Playing poker with the lads through the night.
Right anyway, on the table.
Come on, let's see the colour of your money.
I thought it was just a friendly?
Aye, friendly games are a waste of time.
We're not playing for buttons here. Come on.
Are you sure Liz'd be happy with us playing cards for money.
What's he like? Happy doesn't come in to it.
She'd kill us if she knew we were playing in here like this.
That makes it all the better. Now come on. You dealing or not?
It's a great wee place.
And it's warm, you know with the winter coming in.
We would just split bills right down the middle and...
You all right?
Hayley, it's not that I'm ungrateful but...
maybe me moving in isn't such a good idea.
But you just said you were all for it? You said...
I know. And I hate letting you down,
but I'm not sure that me being here is the right thing...
-For all of us, I mean.
-What's brought this on?
He's been hassling me.
In the salon, last week in the pub.
That's Jack being Jack.
Take it with a pinch of salt. He doesn't mean anything.
That's what I hoped for.
But it's gone beyond that now.
Jack's all talk, but when it comes to it...
I got this today. When you were out.
He wouldn't. I mean...
I know, but it's there in black and white.
Frances, I'm sorry.
Look, I think we're all done at the salon.
Why don't you call it a day? I need a bit of time to think.
I thought you said you were good at this?
Must've lost your touch since the army?
Well, you see...
C'mon, Dan, this is getting out of hand?
I mean, that's an hour we've been playing.
I'll see you.
-You really are out of practice, old timer.
Two kings are not going to beat that.
But another one will.
I remember when we were stationed outside Singapore.
We used to clean up at the poker and then go out with the winnings.
See when the girls found out you'd money in your pocket
you were fighting them off.
-Are you playing for money?
-We were just...
"A wee game", you said.
You never said anything about him gambling his pension away.
Liz, it just got out of hand.
You knew about this?
And you two were in on it?
-All that "boys together" stuff.
You were doing her a favour?
Keep the old man company, a favour to his missus?
Malcolm, it wasn't like that.
You know what? I think I'd be better on my own for a bit.
That way none of you have to care about looking after me.
If he's not happy with how you look, I'll take you out myself.
Thanks very much, see you later.
Jack, you can head off. Me and Robbie'll finish up.
Did you get a chance to think about me taking a week off?
I think we can manage without you.
Great. Well, in that case I'll see you guys next week.
Unless any of you fancy a quick drink?
Not tonight, eh?
I'll see. Maybe later.
Drinking myself then? See you later.
Robbie, have you noticed anything going on with him recently?
-Like with him and Frances?
She's made it pretty clear where she stands.
Yeah, but has he said anything?
No. Not really, no.
-Well, you know what he's like,
he doesn't exactly handle rejection well.
He asked me if I thought she had a guy.
But it was just talk. You know Jack.
That was one of the worst afternoons of my entire life.
Yeah, you and me both.
It went on forever. At one point, I was like,
-"I'm going to fall asleep right at this front desk."
With a sore head, the last place you want to be
is stuck in there with those droning women.
The amount I know about Mrs McDonald's hysterectomy,
I feel as if I've had one myself.
What's the matter with you?
No, don't tell me.
You're just killing time till your sexy doctor comes and picks you up
for a night of wining, dining up the town.
I'm not in the mood.
God, you've changed your tune.
George Clooney's given you the cold shoulder?
Will you just leave it?
So I'm guessing that you won't be trying
to accidentally on purpose bump into him again?
No. Probably not.
Well, so you definitely won't want to know that I just seen him heading to the community centre?
-About five minutes ago.
What are you doing still sitting here?
If you don't go after him, I will.
Shut up, Robbie.
Finished for the night?
No-one to keep you company?
Hayley said she might be over later, but it's looking like it.
Look, I don't blame you for not wanting to talk.
I know I can be a bit touchy at times.
There's an understatement.
It's not easy coming to a new place and figuring out who the people you can trust are.
The truth is,
I was married. It didn't go so well.
And I had the whole family pressure thing until Mum went,
and suddenly there was nothing holding me back any more.
Which is why I'm here.
-Where I never expected to be.
I mean never. And then I come here.
And by fluke, it's got exactly what I was looking for.
A good job. Security.
And...people I might be able to trust.
See, I just don't get it. You could have told us all of that
instead of acting...weird.
Come on, Jack. It's not complicated.
When you've been through what I have
the last thing you expect is,
well, that you'll meet someone and...
Do you fancy another drink?
Look, Malcolm, about earlier on.
It's not that we don't trust you.
Don't worry. You're not the only ones.
Speak of the devil. Here she comes.
Are you here to check up on me?
Actually, I'm just collecting the Christmas Club money.
You don't mind, do you, Raymond?
Be my guest.
And for your information, the only reason that any of us was trying to do something for you
is because we care about you.
-Maybe I don't want people fussing over me.
I've got this money to collect and then I'll be out your hair.
Liz, would you like me to give you a hand?
Oh, don't bother yourself.
As you're never done saying...
I'm not over the hill yet, I can manage fine on my own.
Right then, ladies.
That you in the bad books again, Malcolm?
You sure they're an age to be in here?
I carded them earlier. They're fine.
It's a sure sign you're getting old when the customers start looking younger.
I blamed a whole lot of things.
Too much work. Too much pressure.
Even my dad not being there when I was growing up.
I pushed everything away.
I know it's...
tough for all of us.
I've missed out on so much.
Nights at home together.
My kid growing up. Holidays.
Days away. Birthdays.
But I'm here because I believe that eventually,
if I can prove just how much I've changed, that I can get them back.
And here and now I'll tell you that...
..no matter how tough it gets...
..that's what keeps me going.
I'm glad we've had the chance to clear the air. It's nice.
Yeah, it is.
Why don't you order us another drink? I'll be right back.
Hi, Hayley. It's Frances.
I wasn't sure if I'd catch you.
I just wondered if you fancied a drink?
No, I haven't seen him, but I'm sure it'll be fine.
No, no, I'm here on my own.
-You two look happy.
-Watch and learn, Raymond. Watch and learn.
Right, ladies, thank you very much.
Now, don't forget to start putting your lists together.
And I'll see you all next week.
Hey, don't you be doing a runner with all that money, now, eh?
Don't you worry, this is going straight home.
Liz. You want me to walk you back with that?
Oh, so it's OK for YOU to fuss, is it? I'm just going round the corner.
I know, but...
Is this your "I'm not old" stuff again?
I don't need a bodyguard, Malcolm,
especially not one that's nearly 80.
I'll be back in ten minutes. You just sit still.
Another one in there, Malcolm?
Aye, on you go.
Actually, no. Raymond, sorry. I'll be back in ten minutes.
What you doing here? You looking for someone?
No, I was, but...they're not here.
I'll see you later.
You know, I would wear that ring if I were you.
You might give someone the wrong impression.
Hey! Granny. Gie's the money.
I will not.
I think it's time you pair left.
-Beat it, Grandpa. Afore you get hurt.
-I might be old, son,
but I'm not stupid,
Now, was that you were saying again?
Oh, aye - beat it.
-Yes, I'm fine.
How did you know?
I might have slowed up a wee bit, but I've still got it up here.
It's funny, the way you are at work.
then in here you're different.
Not that different I hope.
I can't figure you out. All your secrets.
No secrets, Jack.
I want what all women want -
a man to come in and take charge.
You hide it well.
Maybe you just don't read the signs.
Or maybe you're just not that comfortable taking the lead?
Is that what your problem is, Jack?
Get away from me!
-What do you think you're doing?
-I don't want anything to do with you.
When will you get that into your thick head?
Hayley. It's not how it looks.
-Jack, I think you better leave now.
-Jack, we'll talk about it when you get back.
-Do you know what?
What time is it? I must have fallen asleep.
Yeah, you must, because I heard you snoring from half way up the stairs.
-How long you been in?
-Where is he?
-Who do you think? Your doctor pal.
-He never worked out.
I wouldnae worry about it. There's plenty more doctors in the A&E.
-If you get stuck, just break your ankle.
From now on, the only guys I'm going to look at will be rich, handsome and completely and utterly single.
Where you going with all that?
If that's mair food from Bob's cupboard, he will kill you.
He would if he was here. But he's over at Stella's tonight.
So I'll be in his bed with some wine, a book and a wee treat for myself.
By the way, you still stink of booze.
-You were great tonight, looking after me.
If I ever get to the age where I cannae do that, put me out my misery.
-You don't mean that?
-You'll not get me kicking about being a burden
Well, don't get out my insurance out just yet. It'll not be happening any time soon.
After everything that's happened today, I think
you and I should be heading for bed.
Och! See there you are. Now you ARE sounding old.
Heading off to sleep at this time.
Who said anything about sleep?
I can't believe that Jack would act like that.
Listen, I've been thinking about it.
And maybe it's best if I find another job.
Are you kidding?
You're just what the salon needs.
The customers love you. And if you moved in here...
Hayley, you've been great to me.
But I can't, not after what's happened.
Look, Jack's off this week, but as soon as he's back I'll speak to him.
No, I couldn't...
Frances, I'll deal with it.
You have been so amazing to me.
I'll pay you the proper rate.
I'm not taking charity.
It's not charity. I want you here.
Right, I think the two of us deserve something a wee bit stronger, don't you?
It's not him, is it? I don't want him worrying you into changing your mind.
No, it's not him.
And I'm not changing my mind.
I won't be leaving any time soon.
The word is, Lenny's a player again.
-Dope. Smack, more than likely.
Can't wait to see the scan photo.
I know, neither can I. I was only pretending I saw something last time.
Frances has made a complaint about you.
She's been here two minutes and she's...
She says that you've been sexually harassing her.
-What's going on with the hairdressing guy?
-We don't get on.
Why do I get the feeling that's not entirely his fault?
What happened to you?
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