EPISODE 9 KEEPING UP THE ACT
and Liz have a meeting with the brewery owner. He is not impressed with The
Black Swanís takings and tells Mike he needs to introduce new ideas to bring the
younger folk of Cardale into the pub. He tells them he is not sure if the
brewery will renew their current contract.
concerned about Mike as he is having recurrent pains in his chest. They both go
to visit Tom and Mike admits that he has been feeling breathless lately. Tom
sends Liz out of the room whilst he runs some tests. He finds that Mike has
angina. He prescribes Aspirin, a better diet and a dose of beta blockers. He
tells Mike to get involved in some light exercise like walking, but nothing too
strenuous. He also gives him a gnt spray to use when he gets the pain.
asks Tom when Willís family are arriving in Cardale, he tells her he doesnít
know. Alex says she never sees Will trying to call his family. Tom says that
Kate probably has her hands full looking after a teenager and a child with
Cystic Fibrosis. Alex says she didnít know Willís daughter had CF.
Black Swan get a team together for the keg rolling competition. Mike takes part
as Liz, Julie and Leanne cheer from the sidelines. Tom arrives mid-way through
the competition and is surprised to see Mike racing. He tells Liz that Mike shouldnít
be doing this with his angina - Liz tells Tom Mike told her he was suffering
from stress, not angina. The Back Swan team wins and during the celebrations
Mike falls over and knocks his head. The brewery owner looks at the books again
and says he wants to know how Mike and Liz are going to improve their profits.
tells Will she is sorry to hear about Emily, he looks at her stunned before she
tells him she had no idea Emily had Cystic Fibrosis.
steals tequila from the pub to impress a group a school bullies. Tom finds him
being sick outside the pub and takes him inside through the back entrance.
However Nick is drunk and goes into the bar and announces to Mike that he stole
the tequila from him. With the building pressure from the brewery boss and
Nickís confession, Mike grabs Nick and pins him up against the wall. Tom
intervenes but Mike shouts at everyone to leave the pub now. He goes upstairs
and collapses from the increasing pain in his head.
Liz fins Mike upstairs in a terrible state. Tom examines Mike and finds a
swelling at the back of his eye. Tom takes Mike and Liz to the hospital in his
car. Whilst they are travelling, Mike has a seizure in the back of the car. Tom
stops the car to tend to him and reassures Mike that he is going to be fine.
tells Kerri he finds Will patronising. She says he doesnít like Will just
because he dares to question him. Kerri says she thinks Will is really nice.
has to be operated on. Tom is blaming himself for assuming Mikeís headaches were
a side effect of the gnt spray and nothing more serious. Will tells him it isnít
his fault, and Sam agrees.
apologises to Will for snapping at him since he has arrived. Will tells Sam he
knows it hasnít been easy for him since Andrew left. He says he is not expecting
to go leaping back into Senior Partnership, as far as heís concerned itís equal
tells Tom the brewery have terminated their contract. The Pullens have to leave
in a month. Tom is furious and goes to the brewery offices and explains how he
wrote Mike a sick not before they terminated the contract. Tom tells them they
are being unfair and unjust.
regains consciousness and Liz, Julie and Nick gather around his bedside. Tom
arrives and tells Mike he will be fine, there won't be any complications from the
surgery. The brewery boss arrives and announces he will be giving The Pullens
another contract for the next year.