Kerri plan their engagement party. Kerri is determined to make it the best party
Cardale has ever seen.
asks Will how the new house is. Will says he’s finding it hard living on his own
and not having people around him.
visits elderly Alf Rogers. He runs an allotment and has been suffering from some
leg pain recently. Alf enjoys Kerri’s company and shows her an old photo album
of Cardale and it’s residents. He shows her an old picture of The Beeches and
also a picture of her mum and dad, Sylvia and John. Kerri has great fun poking
fun at their clothes! Kerri tries to get Alf to have a check up at The Beeches
as she can see he is having problems with his sight. However Alf is adamant that
his work on the allotment is more important and sends Kerri off with the photo
album on hand.
has lunch with her mum and dad. She wants John to cut down on his speech he has
prepared for the party. She shows them Alf’s photograph album and asks them more
about Alf and his family history - John and Sylvia are quick to change the
eventually goes to see Sam and Sam takes a look at his eyes. He says Alf has
cataracts and will need an operation. Alf is pleased to hear he will soon have
his sight back but refuses to let Kerri contact his son, Vick for help.
asks her mum about Vick. She says Alf could do with the support and care and
says she would like to try and contact Vick. Sylvia tells Kerri it’s best she
leaves the situation alone as she shouldn’t be getting too involved with her
John and Sylvia visit Sam at The Beeches. They tell him they don’t want Kerri to get
involved with Alf and Vick and ask him if he can deter her from get too
involved. Sam doesn’t understand and asks John and Sylvia to explain. In a
discreet way they tell Sam that Alf’s son Vick went out with Kerri’s Auntie
Jenny in the 70’s. Already knowing that Jenny is Kerri's mother, Sam realises
Vick is Kerri’s father, making Alf her grandfather. Sam tells John and Sylvia
they should tell Kerri the truth about her parents. He says they are
underestimating her as he thinks Kerri could handle the truth.
gets involved in the case of medical student Natalie. She has recently been
showing signs of erratic behaviour as well as violent tendencies towards her
mother. Will calls for her to be accessed and the health authority agree that
her mental health is a danger to herself and the people around her. They
suspect Schizophrenia and want to section Natalie. Due to bed shortages Natalie
will not be able to go into mental health care until the following morning. Her
father agrees he will look after her at home as he doesn’t want her to be
admitted into Accident and Emergency in the state she is in. Will later receives
a call from Natalie’s father telling him that Natalie has escaped from her
bedroom window. Will finds Natalie standing on top of a bridge. He makes his
way to where she is and tries to talk her down, as he comes close to a break
through the police arrive and Natalie jumps.
WILL: I've felt just like you - not being able to talk to
finds Vick Rogers contact details and tells Sam she is going to call him. Sam
tells her not to get involved and says she should leave it up to Alf. Kerri
visits Alf and passes on Vick’s details. He tells her he doesn’t want anything
to do with Vick as back in the 70’s he got a girl pregnant and refused to stand
by her. He tells Kerri the girls name was Jenny, he flicks through his photo
album and shows Kerri a picture of Jenny. Kerri is shocked when she sees it is her
Auntie Jenny. Alf tells her he has often wondered what happened to that baby
and says it would be 30-years-old by now.
arrives late at her engagement party and is surprised to see Jenny there. Jenny
greets her and says she has flown back from Spain especially for the party.
Kerri asks Jenny if they can talk outside. She asks Jenny if she had a baby in
the 70’s. Jenny says she did. Kerri asks her what happened to the baby. Jenny
can say nothing and offers Kerri her apology. Kerri is in tears as Jenny reveals
she is her mother. She explains to Kerri that she was 16 when she had her and
gave her to Sylvia and John as they were settled and had been trying to have a baby
for a long time. Jenny said it was best for everyone because it meant she
could still be a part of Kerri’s life. Kerri says all it did was allow her to
swan around without a care in the world. Jenny tells Kerri she couldn’t stay
close as she couldn’t hold her like she was her own.
KERRI: It would have been better for me to have know the
and Jenny return to the party and Kerri politely sits through the speeches and
formalities of the party. Will turns up and turns to the drink for comfort as he
is devastated by Natalie's death. He tells Alex what happened and she tells him
it wasn’t his fault.
Kerri walk home after the party. He asks her what’s wrong. She tells him Jenny
has been filling her in on some family history; Jenny is her mum, John and
Sylvia are not her parents. She tells Sam it all makes sense now as to why
nobody wanted her to contact Vick Rogers. Kerri pauses and realises that Sam
also had tried to stop her from contacting Vick. She realises he knew Jenny was
her mother. Sam tells Kerri he couldn’t tell her as he was about to come into
her family and couldn’t blow a secret that they had kept for 30 years. Kerri
tells Sam she doesn’t trust him anymore - she walks off and leaves Sam standing
KERRI: I don't know you. The Sam I know would never have
lied to me. That's the Sam I wanted to marry
Alex takes Will home, he is drunk and upset. Alex helps him to undo his seatbelt
and he leans forward to kiss her. Alex backs away and Will says after a day like
today why not. Alex tells Will it’s because he’s married and has a child. She
drives away leaving Will worse for wear outside his house.