EPISODE 2 HIT AND RUN
Alexís reckless driving causes her to be pulled over by the police and
breathalysed. She is not over the limit but is accused of dangerous driving and
therefore gets points on her license and a stern ticking off from the
investigating officer. When she tells Andrew, Sam and Tom they tease her and
tell her that the level crossing in which she was stopped is where the police
The Beeches staff have a practice meeting regarding how to clinch the Treeclow
deal. Sam says perhaps they should get Richard Turner on side seeing as how heís
the PCG chairman and may have considerable input on who gets the contract. They all agree itís a good idea.
Alex begins her fight to give up smoking, everyone notices her touchy behaviour
due to the lack of nicotine. Tom suggest she should try a nicotine patch but she
says sheíd need a 100 to make it work.
Kate tells Richard she will be spending Thursday evening with her friend
Maureen. She tells him she wonít be back till the next day. Richard comments that she
is seeing a lot of Maureen recently.
Sam asks Richard if heíd write a letter in support of The Beeches application to
take on the Treeclow patients. Richard says itís a good idea and says he will be
happy to do it.
Policeman Chris, who earlier booked Alex arrives on her doorstep in the middle
of the night with his pregnant wife in tow. She has gone into premature labour
and they felt they couldnít make it to the hospital in time. Alex delivers the
baby but as it emerges she sees the cord has been caught around itís neck. Chris
isnít confident that Alex knows what she is doing and he pushes her out of the
way. The force of his push makes her fall onto the table where she hits her head. Alex soon makes Chris realise
that if he doesnít let her do her job the baby will die. After the baby is
safely delivered Alex calls for an ambulance to take them to hospital. The
stress of events is too much for Alex and she turns once again to the
The following day Alex tells Andrew what happened and says she wants Chris taken
off her patient list. Chris arrives at The Beeches and apologises to Alex. She
tells him if she reports him he could lose her job, she also explains that in
preventing her from doing her job his baby could have died. Chris tells Alex he
has been taking speed to stay on top of things at work and at home. Alex says
she wonít report him on condition that he comes off the speed.
Richard asks Andrew if they can get together to discuss prescribing incentives.
Richard suggests they meet on Thursday, Andrew says he canít as he has friends
Alex tells Andrew she wants to put Chris into a sleep clinic. Andrew isnít sure
about Alexís diagnoses but gives her his backing. The sleep clinic proves that
Chris has narcolepsy, the condition can be controlled so long as Chris stays
off the speed.
On Thursday evening, Richard calls Andrewís house and Sam answers the phone.
Richard asks where Andrew is and Sam says he is not expecting him back until
morning. Richard follows Kate and watched as she meets Andrew at a hotel with a
Richard arrives at The Beeches and tells the staff they have been granted the
Treeclow contract. They crack open the champagne and thank Richard for his
support. Richard then announces that Andrew is having an affair with Kate. As
Sam, Tom and Alex sit speechless, Richard says this means, that from now on he
will be making life very hard for them.
RICHARD: I think you should know before you start
celebrating, that your senior partner has been having an affair with my wife. So
I'm afraid, I will of course be making things as difficult as possible for you