Emotional Rescue - Part 1
Series 18 Episode 21
Charlie is busy at work. He tells Tess
that Dan is going back to Canada in the morning, meaning Louis will be staying
in Holby with him – until the next hearing.
Back at Kenneth’s house and Louis is looking for a book. Kenneth, who is looking
very ill now, asks Louis what the hurry is. Louis replies that he wants to take
the book home with him. Dan enters and Kenneth asks what is happening. Dan says
he has decided that he is taking Louis back to Toronto with him. He explains
that it seemed wrong to leave Louis behind, as he has been so upset over Baz.
Kenneth asks if Charlie knows and it is obvious that he doesn’t.
The ever-amazing Kenneth calls Charlie at work and informs him of Dan’s plans.
Charlie abruptly leaves the department.
Charlie arrives at Kenneth’s and tells Dan that he is not allowed to take Louis
out of the country. Dan replies that he has been up with Louis every night since
Baz’s death. Charlie states that he hasn’t been with Louis as Dan won’t allow
it, but Dan questions how Charlie could stay with Louis when he works nights.
Dan says that he works from home and Louis is used to that. He claims that
Charlie is selfish and doesn’t know what is best for Louis. Charlie informs Dan
that he is now going to visit his solicitor to make sure he doesn’t get away
from this. Note to Charlie: giving away your game plan isn’t a good move.
Charlie and his solicitor visit the child residence judge. His solicitor
explains that both Charlie and Dan have applied for custody of Louis and that
Dan now plans to remove Louis from the country. The judge grants the order and
Charlie thanks her.
Charlie arrives back at Kenneth’s house but there is no answer. He calls several
times through the letterbox before letting himself in. He finds Kenneth still
very sick on the couch, and Kenneth tells him he’s sorry.
Charlie hooks Kenneth back up to the nebuliser and Kenneth tells him that Dan
and Louis were heading for the 10 to train. Charlie checks Kenneth will be ok
before leaving for the station. Note to Dan: if you loved Baz as much as you say
you do – you wouldn’t leave her father in such a state.
Charlie arrives at the train station and sees Louis and Dan. He approaches them
and presents Dan with the court order. Dan dismisses the order until Charlie
tells him that the police also have a copy and will notify every port and
airport in order to prevent him taking Louis. Dan continues to question
Charlie’s role as Louis father as Louis pleads with Charlie. Dan apologises to
Louis and says he has to stay with Charlie. As Dan leaves he tells Charlie not
to think for one moment that this is over – he loves Louis like a son and won’t
let him go.
Louis didn’t seem to want to stay with Charlie – it’s a sad but true fact.
However it is what Baz would have wanted and Louis is Charlie’s son. Perhaps
their time together away from Dan will help Charlie and Louis to bond. Oh and I
Quote of the Episode
DAN: You don’t think it’s a crime to cling hold of a kid you don’t
even know how to make happy